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  1. Comment on Mosin Nagant - Tank Music (2022) in ~music

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    A local Philly band just released this LP and they are doing very little promotion but I want to scream from the rooftops how great this album is. I want to call them a "hardcore" band but that...

    A local Philly band just released this LP and they are doing very little promotion but I want to scream from the rooftops how great this album is. I want to call them a "hardcore" band but that does a great disservice to the amount of variety that this album contains. If you like anything from NY hardcore, 2000's post-hardcore, industrial, or just general heavy rock, you may love this album. They slow it down when they need to, and get super heavy when they need to. They apparently spent years trying to nail down the sound, and it shows. I'm hoping some other people get to hear, what I consider, one of the albums of the year so far!

    (I'm not associated with the band, just a fan/participant of the local scene.)

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Weird: The Al Yankovic Story | Teaser trailer in ~movies

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    haha didn't even notice that part. After watching again on my larger desktop screen, everything about this seems incredibly ridiculous and I am ready for it.

    haha didn't even notice that part. After watching again on my larger desktop screen, everything about this seems incredibly ridiculous and I am ready for it.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Weird: The Al Yankovic Story | Teaser trailer in ~movies

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    It's being produced by Weird Al himself, so my bet is it's going to be out there, which is exciting to me. It will probably only be loosely based in reality.

    It's being produced by Weird Al himself, so my bet is it's going to be out there, which is exciting to me. It will probably only be loosely based in reality.

    9 votes
  4. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    If you have some people to play with, I would highly recommend getting them in on your raft and turning the shark back on! It adds a little extra tension to the game and with friends, if you die,...

    If you have some people to play with, I would highly recommend getting them in on your raft and turning the shark back on! It adds a little extra tension to the game and with friends, if you die, they can just grab your stuff. It's way more manageable to fend him off with at least 2 other people, and I can see it being insanely aggravating to do that all yourself. It's also hilarious hearing your friends freak out when they accidentally fall in the water.

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  5. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Finished the last of a string of 3 gigs (1 in NYC, 2 in our home city) this week on Saturday with the band I'm playing with. They all went really well but I've been gigging on and off for over a...

    Finished the last of a string of 3 gigs (1 in NYC, 2 in our home city) this week on Saturday with the band I'm playing with. They all went really well but I've been gigging on and off for over a decade at this point, and at the ripe age of 30, I can't tell if I'm getting burnt out on the whole music scene thing. I moved out of the city earlier last year, so I'm not sure if it's the added 45 minute commute to get to anything or what. Music has always been an uphill battle, yet brought me a lot of happiness, but for the first time in my life, things just don't feel all that worth it, and it's not a great feeling. Might be an overall mental health thing, and I just need to start running again, which usually gets me over any depressive/anxiety slumps, but even that has been difficult since moving out of the city, since it has meant way less safe/runnable spots.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on If I wanted to make a game like Wordle, where would I start? in ~comp

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    Yeah unfortunately even something as simple as Game Maker is going to have a pretty big learning curve for anyone not familiar with game dev. That being said, I did miss the part where they said...

    Yeah unfortunately even something as simple as Game Maker is going to have a pretty big learning curve for anyone not familiar with game dev.

    That being said, I did miss the part where they said "graphic-less", so any game engine would def be overkill. You had mentioned Python else where, which I think is the correct answer here. Would be a simple program even for someone with no coding experience.

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  7. Comment on If I wanted to make a game like Wordle, where would I start? in ~comp

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    I'm making a game inspired by Wordle right now too! I feel like an actual game engine would still probably be the best option for you. A lot of people are saying web frameworks but these can...

    I'm making a game inspired by Wordle right now too!

    I feel like an actual game engine would still probably be the best option for you. A lot of people are saying web frameworks but these can honestly be a hassle to setup, where most modern game engines are easy to install and run without almost any fuss. Plus if you end up wanting to make more complicated games, you'll have the environments setup to do that already. Not to mention, all of the boiler plate code for event listening (key press, mouse click, mouse move, etc.) and graphics are already taken care of in most cases.

    I use Unity because I have toyed around with it for years and work professionally with C#, but I know Construct and Game Maker can be used with little-to-no programming. A lot of people also seem to like Unreal, although I've never used it.

    The only downfall of using these engines is that they can be kind of confusing to navigate at first, but there is a ton of resources to get you started. If you're still not sure, and can provide more info on what you already know, I can help specify a bit more for you!

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  8. Comment on List of Rock and Roll movies? in ~movies

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    I always forget about Frank. Its been a few years, but I remember it being a really cool look into what it means to be creative.

    I always forget about Frank. Its been a few years, but I remember it being a really cool look into what it means to be creative.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Bo Burnham - Welcome to the Internet (2021) in ~music

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    Thanks for posting this interview, really good stuff. That last 10 minutes he spends ranting about the idea of our emotions and wellbeing being streamlined was pretty amazing and sums up my...

    Thanks for posting this interview, really good stuff. That last 10 minutes he spends ranting about the idea of our emotions and wellbeing being streamlined was pretty amazing and sums up my thought on the downsides of social media. I'd love to see an interview of similar length where he discusses similar topics (rather than his movie, which was great too.)

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Marvel Studios celebrates the movies in ~movies

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    Not a Marvel person really, but I don't think it's a children-only thing to enjoy a movie about superhero's. If you take the superhero part out, they are just fun, easy to digest movies I think....

    Not a Marvel person really, but I don't think it's a children-only thing to enjoy a movie about superhero's. If you take the superhero part out, they are just fun, easy to digest movies I think. Anyway, Thor: Ragnarok was a fun movie anyone could enjoy. AFAIK, you'll have miss a lot of character development since it's pretty far along in the universe. Personally not having seen any of the Thor or Hulk movies, but having some basic understanding of the characters, I thought it was 2 hours well spent!

    5 votes
  11. Comment on What game(s) have you tried to repeatedly get into but ultimately could not? in ~games

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    Sounds like you may have your mind made up but I would strongly consider pushing through Bloodborne after Father Gascoigne, as I feel like the game doesn't start until after you beat him. The...

    Sounds like you may have your mind made up but I would strongly consider pushing through Bloodborne after Father Gascoigne, as I feel like the game doesn't start until after you beat him. The story really starts to pan out after that point (have a wiki handy) and you'll start asking questions about the game world, that you'll want answers to. The speed of BB matches MHW pretty well, as opposed to other Souls games, so I'm surprised you feel this way.

    Of course, it could be the case the game isn't for you, but I consider Bloodborne to be in the top 10 games ever and feel personally attacked if anyone says they don't feel the same.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Reddit hires its first chief financial officer as it prepares for an IPO in ~tech

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    As someone who has been on reddit since ~2007, I think right around the time of the great Digg migration (2011/2012??) was when there was a major shift in vibe on Reddit. It took a few years to...

    ...and make an exact clone of it with the site rules/philosophy circa 2009-2011 (more libertairan era)?

    As someone who has been on reddit since ~2007, I think right around the time of the great Digg migration (2011/2012??) was when there was a major shift in vibe on Reddit. It took a few years to really change but, like you pointed out, the rules/philosophy definitely shifted around that time.

    Maybe its impossible since what I really miss is my innocence and youth.

    I think this is a big part of it for me but it's also the fact that Reddit was originally a hodgepodge of all the best parts of online forums, streamlined... which was a breathe of fresh air. Nowadays everyone has upvotes/downvotes, customizable subdomains, etc. From my limited knowledge, nothing Reddit did was groundbreaking but it did them all (mostly) well and in one place. That being said, copying the code and changing branding wouldn't be enough for me. In all honestly that's kind of what tildes is doing, just with healthier moderation and a few more restrictions. I like all these things a lot but its well established ground. I would think to get that same ~2011 Reddit feeling, a site will have to be doing something different that I can't get at every other social news site these days. Not claiming to know what that would be, but that's just my hunch!

    Another thing I've noticed is that most Reddit alternatives these days seem to be politically motivated. Its super apparent in their user bases, on both sides of the US political spectrum. It's a shame because there are a lot of sites that could have been something special but put way too much emphasis on "free speech"/no moderation which unfortunately draws a type of user.

    7 votes
  13. Comment on What are some of your favorite music videos? in ~music

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    I don't know if its my absolute favorite, but I laugh every time I think about Biggies Hypnotize video. It's so over the top and the absolute height of 90s rap music video content.

    I don't know if its my absolute favorite, but I laugh every time I think about Biggies Hypnotize video. It's so over the top and the absolute height of 90s rap music video content.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What's something amazing that many people take for granted? in ~talk

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    At least in the US, trash collection and sanitation. I don't think "amazing" is the word for it because of what becomes of the waste after it leaves our sight, but it keeps our streets clean and...

    At least in the US, trash collection and sanitation. I don't think "amazing" is the word for it because of what becomes of the waste after it leaves our sight, but it keeps our streets clean and people don't even think twice about where it goes. I think the "amazing" part is how little everyone thinks about how much trash they generate and how it is processed after they are done with it. It makes me think of the movie Idiocracy every time I think of the trash mountains that we are slowly accumulating around the world.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on What’s something you have an unusually strong fondness for? in ~talk

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    You would have loved my last job. The entire legacy loan origination system was written in scheme. I'm happy to have had the experience to work with such a niche language but it sure is a very...

    You would have loved my last job. The entire legacy loan origination system was written in scheme. I'm happy to have had the experience to work with such a niche language but it sure is a very different way of thinking.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on LFB (Looking For Band) Thread: Make music with other folks on Tildes in ~music

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    Not looking for other musicians currently, but I have spent the past year really digging into mixing music. If anyone has some music that they need mixed (or I could even give a shot at mastering,...

    Not looking for other musicians currently, but I have spent the past year really digging into mixing music. If anyone has some music that they need mixed (or I could even give a shot at mastering, although I haven't delved into that as much) I am more than happy to help out.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on What music have you grown out of? What music has remained resonant across the years? in ~music

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    I found out recently my girlfriend knows very little about SKA culture so I revisited that after probably a good decade of not listening to any bands in that scene. While some still hold up...

    I found out recently my girlfriend knows very little about SKA culture so I revisited that after probably a good decade of not listening to any bands in that scene. While some still hold up (Streetlight Manifesto being a good example of that) I can see why ska will never come back, it's really all extremely same-y. It's pretty much the disco of the gen-x and millennial generation.

    9 votes
  18. Comment on Joe Biden is the next President of the United States in ~news

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    As much as I would love this to be true, we are looking at weeks of recounts (not to mention some states may not even finish counting the first time today.) Recounts will only amount to a few...

    As much as I would love this to be true, we are looking at weeks of recounts (not to mention some states may not even finish counting the first time today.) Recounts will only amount to a few hundred fraudulent / invalid ballots, like any other election (if that) but I can't see a universe in which we know the next president until way closer to January.

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