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  1. Comment on Noita | Early access launch date trailer (Sept 24, 2019) in ~games

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    Are they still porting it? I thought they promised a Linux build, even if not on launch. Still waiting on AMID EVIL too..

    Are they still porting it? I thought they promised a Linux build, even if not on launch. Still waiting on AMID EVIL too..

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Potential new groups, and general discussion about the purpose and organization of the group hierarchy in ~tildes.official

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    Can you hear the millions of WH nerds screaming "LOOK AT MY MINI PAINT!"

    Playing boardgames is a hobby that doesn't result in a made thing to show off.

    Can you hear the millions of WH nerds screaming "LOOK AT MY MINI PAINT!"

  3. Comment on Potential new groups, and general discussion about the purpose and organization of the group hierarchy in ~tildes.official

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    But the (sub)groups aren't about taxonomy so it doesn't matter? I'd hazard a guess that physics is popular enough for a subgroup of science in itself.

    Physics is not the top level of categorisation: it's a "child" of the "parent", natural science. Social science is the "parent" of the "child" economics.

    But the (sub)groups aren't about taxonomy so it doesn't matter? I'd hazard a guess that physics is popular enough for a subgroup of science in itself.

  4. Comment on Potential new groups, and general discussion about the purpose and organization of the group hierarchy in ~tildes.official

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    ~games.dev for that newsgroup feel please!

    ~games.dev for that newsgroup feel please!

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Porting Games To Linux Is A Waste Of Time? This Game Developer Says You're Doing It Wrong in ~comp

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    So what? Are you implying those features are some kind of giant hurdle to overcome in the development process? I also don't see how the team size is relevant to "introducing incompatibilities or...

    Those are some pretty significant (and most people would consider basic) hardware-related functions that this game doesn't need to worry about dealing with at all.

    So what? Are you implying those features are some kind of giant hurdle to overcome in the development process? I also don't see how the team size is relevant to "introducing incompatibilities or issues" regarding crossplatform support since we're talking about video games, not low-level programming.

    Your website scope example is kinda weird too, remember all those "Optimized for IE/Netscape" pages? They had probably more trouble coding those websites for different browsers than people doing development on crossplatform middlewares :)

    Edit: he also has a "Linux First Initiative" explained on his site, where Linux is treated as the primary platform. ... He basically ports his games to Windows.

    And he's arguing that when you're targeting linux(using open middleware etc) it makes it easier to build across platforms. Why couldn't most game development(and more importantly why shouldn't it) be done that way?

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What do we do about the violence of lonely young men? in ~life

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    [offtopic] Spent the whole day arguing with people on Reddit, seeing this kinda discoursemakes me feel a little better about humanity.

    [offtopic]
    Spent the whole day arguing with people on Reddit, seeing this kinda discoursemakes me feel a little better about humanity.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Marxism and Buddhism: Life is suffering, whether you sit under a Bodhi Tree or stand with the workers. But do the two schools agree on the remedy? in ~humanities

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    That's what I thought too at first, but after reading Seeing That Frees by Rob Burbea I've come to think of it differently. There are other teachings of Buddha that can be misconstrued as a case...

    That's what I thought too at first, but after reading Seeing That Frees by Rob Burbea I've come to think of it differently. There are other teachings of Buddha that can be misconstrued as a case for apathy too, like the constant focus on dispassion, teachings on emptiness and suffering, et cetera. The way I now see those is that they're more about setting up a baseline from where to start your thought process on things, a calm compassionate mind.

    I'm not sure if I'd call myself Buddhist but I do call myself an anarchist, and I do see a lot of common ground between Buddha&Bread Santa :)

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

  9. Comment on What are examples of modern games that would fit in perfectly on retro consoles? in ~games

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    And for bonus points to run on your C64, VVVVVV

    And for bonus points to run on your C64, VVVVVV

    1 vote
  10. Comment on The sheriff lost reelection. Then the spending spree began in ~news

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    Gotta get rid of those so they can get newer toys on taxpayers dime ofc!

    I mean does any police force really need mine-resistant vehicles? Why purpose is there in providing grenade launchers to these guys?

    Gotta get rid of those so they can get newer toys on taxpayers dime ofc!

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Reddit has quarantined /r/The_Donald in ~tech

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    Not really. Antifa isn't some specific group, it's just a banner to unite under against the fash. There's the Socialist RA though.

    Not really. Antifa isn't some specific group, it's just a banner to unite under against the fash. There's the Socialist RA though.

  12. Comment on Democratic Debate #1 Thread (Night 2) in ~news

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    You mean like going to G20 and finding out that all that adult talk is complicated and fucking off to Korea? ;)

    Actual presidents faced with actual crises can't just pivot and say "well, before I get to North Korea

    You mean like going to G20 and finding out that all that adult talk is complicated and fucking off to Korea? ;)

  13. Comment on The new Windows Terminal in ~comp

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    Really? Wasn't Windows 10 with their MS store/UWP and DX11 exclusivity shit just a giant leap towards the walled garden approach?

    which is getting more and more walled off and closed as windows goes the opposite direction kind of leads me to believe that this really isn't what's happening here.

    Really? Wasn't Windows 10 with their MS store/UWP and DX11 exclusivity shit just a giant leap towards the walled garden approach?

    1 vote
  14. Comment on The new Windows Terminal in ~comp

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    Thanks, I'll try to remember this the next time I fail to convince someone to switch to Linux :)

    Thanks, I'll try to remember this the next time I fail to convince someone to switch to Linux :)

    2 votes
  15. Comment on The new Windows Terminal in ~comp

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    Optimus laptop? Had to do some of kernel parameter trickery even to get Manjaro/Ubuntu to boot, thankfully more recent kernels fixed the problem. No more choosing whether I wanted to use hotkeys...

    Optimus laptop? Had to do some of kernel parameter trickery even to get Manjaro/Ubuntu to boot, thankfully more recent kernels fixed the problem. No more choosing whether I wanted to use hotkeys or elantech touchpad :) acpi_osi=! acpi_osi='Windows 2012' acpi_backlight=vendor fuck that..

    Also fuck Nvidia with their EGLStream or whateverthefuck was problem with Wayland support.

    Now I got a desktop with RX580 with no problems thanks to amdgpu drivers for gaming, and a T460 for laptop I'm using right and I'm so much happier. Now when they get Steam Link working with Linux I'll be able to game even on this laptop!

    5 votes
  16. Comment on The new Windows Terminal in ~comp

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    You can but they sure haven't made it easy. Not sure if they still try to re-enable them after every update.

    You can but they sure haven't made it easy. Not sure if they still try to re-enable them after every update.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on The new Windows Terminal in ~comp

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    I still feel like it's the same old scam, we're at Embrace phase now. What we're those two other ones again... e: Or maybe Extend. Now let's see if the hammer drops.

    I still feel like it's the same old scam, we're at Embrace phase now. What we're those two other ones again...

    e: Or maybe Extend. Now let's see if the hammer drops.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on The new Windows Terminal in ~comp

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    Also with Proton & DXVK translation layer non-native games are working better every day! Not to mention the native clients even for (insert Jim Sterling AAA groan) games are becoming more common....

    Also with Proton & DXVK translation layer non-native games are working better every day! Not to mention the native clients even for (insert Jim Sterling AAA groan) games are becoming more common. With indie games it seems like it's almost a given nowadays.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on How to make ginger beer at home in ~food

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    Oh snap I picked a great day to revisit Tildes! Glad to see you're still active, gonna try the recipe soon. I wonder if going for higher % will somehow ruin the taste... Only made ready made...

    Oh snap I picked a great day to revisit Tildes! Glad to see you're still active, gonna try the recipe soon. I wonder if going for higher % will somehow ruin the taste... Only made ready made beer&wine kits and the finnish delicacy known as Kilju.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Topic tags - tagging the domain? in ~tildes

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    Publisher matters a lot when dealing with current events/politics, not so much with Harry Potter I guess :)

    Publisher matters a lot when dealing with current events/politics, not so much with Harry Potter I guess :)

    4 votes