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  1. Comment on How would you write a GUI? Seeking opinions, recommendations, and what to avoid. in ~comp

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    Cross-platform you're probably better going with Qt imo. You won't get something that looks like a native app, but it will work well on all platforms with minimal effort.

    Cross-platform you're probably better going with Qt imo. You won't get something that looks like a native app, but it will work well on all platforms with minimal effort.

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

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    I've played the game a bit too but haven't really been impressed. (Sorry, not trying to rain on your parade this just seemed like a good spot to share my opinion! Glad you're enjoying it.) The...

    I've played the game a bit too but haven't really been impressed. (Sorry, not trying to rain on your parade this just seemed like a good spot to share my opinion! Glad you're enjoying it.)

    The world is beautiful but the game just feels very soulless to me. Maybe it's a result of switching directions too many times but I don't find much cohesion present in the game's vision and the world hasn't grabbed me at all. Everything feels kinda half-baked rather than the game staking out a vision its trying to do too many things and the result is a mess.

    The combat may be 'action' orientated but it's far more repetitive than even the worst offenders of 2-3 button rotations in tab targeted MMOs. The dungeons aren't great and the PvP has been neutered to the point that there isn't really a driving reason to participate in it. The crafting/gathering is really good but without some sort of destructive elements in the game (i.e. the full or partial loot PvP that was removed) there's going to be little reason to participate once you're at geared up.

    This game would have been a very good if smaller PvP sandbox game but I guess they decided that wasn't enough return on their investment. The game will see some initial success because people really want something new in the space but ultimately I think FOMO will drive a lot of it. Once its apparent this isn't the next big MMO I think it will peter out.

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  3. Comment on How would you write a GUI? Seeking opinions, recommendations, and what to avoid. in ~comp

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    It sounds perfectly reasonable to me. You'd basically be wrapping the python API with GUI elements. Just a matter of deciding what API pieces you want to expose and how to best capture the user...

    It sounds perfectly reasonable to me. You'd basically be wrapping the python API with GUI elements. Just a matter of deciding what API pieces you want to expose and how to best capture the user input to encapsulate all of the required function parameters. It's probably going to be easiest to stay in a Python framework, either PyGTK like @Ephemere mentioned or PyQt. Depending on how the API works, it might not be possible to get back the image data itself for display in your GUI if they are just drawing the plot/model to the screen; so something to keep in mind at least.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Activision Blizzard sued by California over ‘frat boy’ culture in ~games

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    Blizzard Response Pretty gross response over all, especially in the face of many former employees chiming in on Twitter.

    Blizzard Response

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    The DFEH includes distorted, and in many cases false, descriptions of Blizzard’s past. We have been extremely cooperative with the DFEH throughout their investigation, including providing them with extensive data and ample documentation, but they refused to inform us what issues they perceived. They were required by law to adequately investigate and to have good faith discussions with us to better understand and to resolve any claims or concerns before going to litigation, but they failed to do so. Instead, they rushed to file an inaccurate complaint, as we will demonstrate in court. We are sickened by the reprehensible conduct of the DFEH to drag into the complaint the tragic suicide of an employee whose passing has no bearing whatsoever on this case and with no regard for her grieving family. While we find this behavior to be disgraceful and unprofessional, it is unfortunately an example of how they have conducted themselves throughout the course of their investigation. It is this type of irresponsible behavior from unaccountable State bureaucrats that are driving many of the State’s best businesses out of California.

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    We are confident in our ability to demonstrate our practices as an equal opportunity employer that fosters a supportive, diverse, and inclusive workplace for our people, and we are committed to continuing this effort in the years to come. It is a shame that the DFEH did not want to engage with us on what they thought they were seeing in their investigation.

    Pretty gross response over all, especially in the face of many former employees chiming in on Twitter.

    15 votes
  5. Comment on Paternity leave: The hidden barriers keeping men at work in ~life

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    That's a pretty neat idea, I didn't know that existed in Quebec. I would have definitely exercised that option if available. My partner opted to take our parental leave as it made the most sense...

    I believe how it works in Canada on a base level is that there is a distinction between "maternity leave", which is for a person who is pregnant and is mostly for dealing with the biological, physical realities of late-stage pregnancy and labour and its after-effects. This is about two or three months. Then there is "parental leave", which is some amount of weeks split between the parents as they see fit.

    Interestingly, while looking up information about this, I found that in Quebec it's set up so that there's an extra 5 weeks specifically for dad (of course they can choose not to use them, although that means those weeks are lost - they are not transferable to the other partner). The stat is that 84% of fathers take at least those five weeks, whereas it's 11% in the rest of Canada. I think it's a great idea, and would love to see this implemented Canada-

    That's a pretty neat idea, I didn't know that existed in Quebec. I would have definitely exercised that option if available.

    My partner opted to take our parental leave as it made the most sense for us. She's a teacher, so with some fortuitous timing she was able to append an extra summer to her maternity leave for a total of 14 months. The bulk of that was during the pandemic which certainly had some downsides but WFH has allowed me to be around during the day, lending a hand where I can and spending time with my daughter when I need a quick break which has been a huge boon. I am definitely going to try and be remote for my next kid as well.

    Sidenote: Any Americans want to chime in on dealing with such short maternity leave times? Is it all up to your employer? It seems insane to me that parents are returning to the workforce when their kids are only months old or just forgoing any income during that period.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Kaspersky Password Manager had multiple problems in its password-generator, resulting in its passwords being predictable and easily brute-forced in ~comp

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    I think this is true only if you're a high quality target. For most people a LastPass or Bitwarden breach will be detected and disclosed and you'll have time to change your passwords well before...

    Password managers are the holy grail of hacking/cracking targets because if you get in, you get everything.

    I think this is true only if you're a high quality target. For most people a LastPass or Bitwarden breach will be detected and disclosed and you'll have time to change your passwords well before your piece of hay gets pulled from the haystack.

    Of course you also have the option to self-host as well, and with reasonable know how you're not going to be an easy target. The odds of someone using some zero day exploit to hack your personal server is very small without good reason.

    14 votes
  7. Comment on Having doubled the amount of zones under their control in the last two months, even the Taliban are surprised at how fast they're advancing in ~news

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    Shouldn't it be newsworthy? Shouldn't there be some self reflection involved? I think you're right -- staying indefinitely isn't tenable but that doesn't make it an easy decision. Occupying a...

    They don’t need my American digital tears of sympathy that do nothing for them and if anything only serve to support our continued action in some knucklehead way of “fixing” the situation when we only ultimately make it worse. This kind of misery and tragedy has been going on for years and years, only newly newsworthy in the context of our withdrawal.

    Shouldn't it be newsworthy? Shouldn't there be some self reflection involved? I think you're right -- staying indefinitely isn't tenable but that doesn't make it an easy decision.

    Occupying a country and manufacturing a new 'reality' for the people there only to pull the rug out is going to result in the murder and rape of some of these newfound allies when their reality implodes. Talking about that isn't an attempt to muddy the waters in favour of staying -- it's a necessary acknowledgement of the wanton destruction you're inflicting.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Who else here is trying to beat the heat? in ~life

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    That's the crazy part. Here's an article from my area.. Not only did we record the hottest temperature on record in the country, but smashed a bunch of local records by ~10 degrees C. That's a...

    It’s one thing to break it by a degree or two, but it’s another thing to literally break it by 4 or 5 degrees, in places that have 100 years’ worth of data, or 120 years’ worth of data. That is pretty remarkable.

    That's the crazy part. Here's an article from my area.. Not only did we record the hottest temperature on record in the country, but smashed a bunch of local records by ~10 degrees C. That's a pretty big anomaly.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on Who else here is trying to beat the heat? in ~life

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    I don't know about that, where I'm at we've shattered most of the heat records in my region going back 100+ years and I can't remember it ever being this hot... and we're in June.

    I don't know about that, where I'm at we've shattered most of the heat records in my region going back 100+ years and I can't remember it ever being this hot... and we're in June.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on Tildes will be down for most of this weekend in ~tildes.official

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    Debian seems like a better choice if you just want something that works and stays out of the way. Using Ansible or Docker for your configuration management is going to be more straightforward than...

    Debian seems like a better choice if you just want something that works and stays out of the way. Using Ansible or Docker for your configuration management is going to be more straightforward than wrestling with a somewhat alien package management system. And you will wrestle with it at first.

    Don't get me wrong I think NixOS is pretty cool but unless you want to use it or you have a good reason to use it there are more straightforward options available.

    8 votes
  11. Comment on Writing a best man speech for my brother’s wedding, any advice? in ~talk

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    I think that's going to depend entirely on the groom, your relationship with the groom, and what sort of vibe the bride and groom want from their speeches. I've been at weddings with very well...

    Certainly have some light-hearted humour, and you can poke some fun, but it's supposed to be a day of joy, and a day that builds a relationship. Foster the idea of building instead of roasting.

    I think that's going to depend entirely on the groom, your relationship with the groom, and what sort of vibe the bride and groom want from their speeches. I've been at weddings with very well received roasts and weddings with well received sincere speeches. Different people want different things. At the end of the day, respect the wishes of those who are getting married first and foremost and your relationship as the best man/MoH second.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Fans are convinced the Starfield trailer reveals The Elder Scrolls 6 location in ~games

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    Agreed. When a large portion of the industry is over-milking tired franchises I'd rather just try to enjoy the journey. One RDR every decade is better than 8-10 Assassin's Creeds in the same time.

    Agreed. When a large portion of the industry is over-milking tired franchises I'd rather just try to enjoy the journey. One RDR every decade is better than 8-10 Assassin's Creeds in the same time.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Continuing My Education with a CS Degree in Canada [A Help Thread] in ~comp

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    Are you sure this is a thing? I have two unrelated degrees and never had an issue enrolling the second time around. If you're thinking you're not a competitive enough of an applicant to get...

    This will be my second degree, and one of the requirements of getting admitted for a second degree is to show that you have a significant interest in the subject.

    Are you sure this is a thing? I have two unrelated degrees and never had an issue enrolling the second time around. If you're thinking you're not a competitive enough of an applicant to get admitted at a big university look into a smaller one or a college with a bridge program into the school you want to attend. You will have no problems getting into a smaller school and provided you can meet the bridge program requirements you will get into your target school as well.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Why QAnon is disappearing from online view in ~tech

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    This guy runs a qanon podcast. I haven't listened to much of it, but his twitter feed is pretty useful for keeping up with the whole thing without having to wade through the shit.

    This guy runs a qanon podcast. I haven't listened to much of it, but his twitter feed is pretty useful for keeping up with the whole thing without having to wade through the shit.

    11 votes
  15. Fuck cancer

    Just getting this off my chest because the number of people I can talk to about it right now is very small. My mom got diagnosed with cancer a few days ago. Tumors in her breast(s?) and the cancer...

    Just getting this off my chest because the number of people I can talk to about it right now is very small.

    My mom got diagnosed with cancer a few days ago. Tumors in her breast(s?) and the cancer has made it into her lymph nodes and possibly her blood as well. None of us have much idea where that puts us right now and we won't know much more until her consult + surgery next week. It's gut-wrenchingly awful. The unknown of everything gnaws at you -- I don't wholesale trust what I read on the internet but it certainly doesn't seem great. I'm still in disbelief -- my mom is only in her mid sixties and she is extremely healthy. My mom is obviously scared but she is doing ok otherwise -- she is a fighter and my whole family is behind her and ready to support her however we can. This next block of time is going to be so hard on both of my parents it physically hurts to think about. I guess as we learn more information things will become easier to deal with because it certainly isn't easy right now. Lots of tears, but lots of video chat smiles and laughing too.

    The saving grace has been knowing how much time I have been able to spend with my parents through the pandemic as they have been helping us out with childcare. My mom has loved being a grandma, getting to watch her eyes light up when she holds our daughter has been amazing and I just want so, so, so badly for her to be able to continue to watch her grow up and for my daughter to know her. If you have a mom in your life please give her an extra hug/ehug this mother's day for me.

    Also, if anyone has any personal experience of battling or having people close to you battle cancer please feel free to share if you want to. Cancer fucking sucks.

    27 votes
  16. Comment on The chip shortage keeps getting worse. Why can't we just make more? in ~tech

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    I think a combination of COVID creating a brief supply slump and now there is a bubble of excess demand we don't have the capacity to eliminate on top of the already increased demand from stimulus...

    I think a combination of COVID creating a brief supply slump and now there is a bubble of excess demand we don't have the capacity to eliminate on top of the already increased demand from stimulus cheques going towards people trying to entertain themselves in lockdown.

    8 votes
  17. Comment on NYR statement on Tom Wilson and the Department of Player Safety in ~sports

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    My issue isn't with a hypothetical (and deserved) suspension its the language being used to describe the incident. I agree that if the roles were reversed Panarin should still be suspended also --...

    My issue isn't with a hypothetical (and deserved) suspension its the language being used to describe the incident. I agree that if the roles were reversed Panarin should still be suspended also -- just we likely wouldn't describe it as a horrific act of violence. Act of violence -- sure. Horrific? I don't think I'd qualify it as horrific. I only mentioned McSorely because that's what immediately comes to mind when I think of horrific violence in hockey.

  18. Comment on NYR statement on Tom Wilson and the Department of Player Safety in ~sports

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    What I meant was in an alternate universe where Panarin and Wilson switch roles for this scrum and it happens exactly as above we wouldn't be calling it a horrific act of violence. Its only the...

    Well, we do have the benefit of seeing what Panarin would do in that situation because he did engage first.

    What I meant was in an alternate universe where Panarin and Wilson switch roles for this scrum and it happens exactly as above we wouldn't be calling it a horrific act of violence. Its only the historical context of Wilson's actions that we are using to imply intent -- otherwise we'd be more likely to give the offending player the benefit of the doubt. Alternatively even if McSorely didn't have a goon history we could look at his slash and condemn it unequivocally.

  19. Comment on NYR statement on Tom Wilson and the Department of Player Safety in ~sports

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    Yea that's a good point. I guess the distinction to me is that if this was say Panarin taking Wilson to the ice in the exact same manner it wouldn't be a 'horrific act of violence'. I don't think...

    Yea that's a good point. I guess the distinction to me is that if this was say Panarin taking Wilson to the ice in the exact same manner it wouldn't be a 'horrific act of violence'. I don't think context should really apply to such a label. However, it should definitely apply to the punishment process and the NHL deserves to be rebuked for the lack of action.

  20. Comment on NYR statement on Tom Wilson and the Department of Player Safety in ~sports

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    Yea I'm no fan of goons like him either and think he deserves more than a slap on the wrist but thinking he deserves jailtime seems absurd to me. Watching at live speed I don't think he was...

    Yea I'm no fan of goons like him either and think he deserves more than a slap on the wrist but thinking he deserves jailtime seems absurd to me. Watching at live speed I don't think he was intending to put his head into the ice.

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