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  1. Comment on Walmart buying TV-brand Vizio for its ad-fueling customer data in ~finance

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    News to me. I thought they already owned visio >_<

    News to me. I thought they already owned visio >_<

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Frustrations with Cities Skylines 2 are starting to boil over among city builder fans and content creators alike in ~games

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    Sorry about the late reply. I don't remember which of the videos I saw testing it was better, but the 3 I watched were these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27He2SJ1ObA p1...

    Sorry about the late reply. I don't remember which of the videos I saw testing it was better, but the 3 I watched were these:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27He2SJ1ObA

    p1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6u7Gd21USQ
    p2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l0hUVIs8qE

    And they tout "deep simulation" as the first thing on their website https://www.paradoxinteractive.com/games/cities-skylines-ii/about
    https://i.imgur.com/2g5QVd9.png

    I don't remember if its in those video or the countless others I've watched where, even if you try changing what is taxed, the businesses weren't moving out and becoming the thing that is taxed less. I think the person I was watching was trying to get textile companies to move in because he was making the raw material for it or whatever, and just couldn't get them to move in no matter what he did. It's wild and all lies from their marketing material.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Frustrations with Cities Skylines 2 are starting to boil over among city builder fans and content creators alike in ~games

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    I was looking forward to this game until it came out. Performance issues aside, they ruined the simulation aspects. All of it is basically lies and its sad.

    I was looking forward to this game until it came out. Performance issues aside, they ruined the simulation aspects. All of it is basically lies and its sad.

    26 votes
  4. Comment on Google's Say What You See - Come up with a prompt to match an already generated image in ~comp

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    It was cool until it wanted me to know art styles. And then proceeded to show me normal ass looking pictures.

    It was cool until it wanted me to know art styles. And then proceeded to show me normal ass looking pictures.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Windows 10 end of life could prompt torrent of e-waste as 240 million devices set for scrapheap in ~tech

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    Hi! I use teams at work and it works great for what I do every day. 2 meetings a week and lots of text chatting in a group DM mostly, with the occasional text/screenshare call from an individual.

    Hi! I use teams at work and it works great for what I do every day. 2 meetings a week and lots of text chatting in a group DM mostly, with the occasional text/screenshare call from an individual.

  6. Comment on Steam Winter Sale 2023: Hidden gems in ~games

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    To piggy back on this, I absolutely loved Chants of Sennaar and am told that it is very similar to Outer Wilds. (And it has a demo which is nice) I plan on pickin up Outer Wilds for this reason...

    To piggy back on this,

    I absolutely loved Chants of Sennaar and am told that it is very similar to Outer Wilds. (And it has a demo which is nice)

    I plan on pickin up Outer Wilds for this reason and am very excited.

    9 votes
  7. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~comp

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    Hmm. I'm on 120.1.1 on Pixel 4a, Lineage 20, Android 13 and it opens for me fine.

    Hmm. I'm on 120.1.1 on Pixel 4a, Lineage 20, Android 13 and it opens for me fine.

  8. Comment on Day 10: Pipe Maze in ~comp.advent_of_code

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    This is an annoying edge case you just helped me find for part 1, full input data. I couldn't get the right answer to save my life but it was because I checked each side of my S and it was messing...

    One other problem is that we need to know what the starting pipe S actually is. This is a very tiny edge case but you have to look at the adjacent pipes fitting it and in the loop rather than just adjacent pipes fitting it.

    This is an annoying edge case you just helped me find for part 1, full input data. I couldn't get the right answer to save my life but it was because I checked each side of my S and it was messing up my traversing. Thank you!

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Looking for games like wordle in ~games

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    https://heardledecades.com/ Music based, lots of different ones too. Not really puzzles though. You either know it or you don't lol.

    https://heardledecades.com/
    Music based, lots of different ones too.
    Not really puzzles though. You either know it or you don't lol.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on This transparent engine is fascinating (How internal combustion engines work) in ~engineering

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    Yeah it was the jank way he was using the magnet I assume.

    Yeah it was the jank way he was using the magnet I assume.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Thoughts on the Meta Quest 3? in ~tech

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    Owned by facebook, still uninterested. The tech looks neat. I still personally am not sold on XR, the only time it would ever be appealing was if it was in sunglasses form factor. And if it's...

    Owned by facebook, still uninterested. The tech looks neat. I still personally am not sold on XR, the only time it would ever be appealing was if it was in sunglasses form factor. And if it's still owned by facebook at that point, I won't have fuck all to do with it.

    Regardless of all of that, we still don't have high res enough displays and driving capability to do text work comfortably in VR, so I don't see a point in pushing for "productivity" things in it either yet.

    28 votes
  12. Comment on The great Zelle pool scam - All I wanted was a status symbol. What I got was a $31,000 lesson in the downside of payment apps. in ~finance

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    Man idk. If you're trying to pay someone that is already going to physically be at your house to do work and it is that amount of money, I would just pay with a cheque in person. It would be...

    Man idk. If you're trying to pay someone that is already going to physically be at your house to do work and it is that amount of money, I would just pay with a cheque in person. It would be really hard to fall for this because 31000 is not a small amount of money and I'm not stupid enough to use anything called a payment "app" to do serious transactions. Next article is gonna be "I got scammed trying to pay my mortgage with cashapp and I don't know how" :|

    23 votes
  13. Comment on Opinion by Brian Merchant: I’ve always loved tech. Now, I’m a Luddite. You should be one, too. in ~tech

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    Funny, can't read article that's probably criticizing tech because of a paywall.

    Funny, can't read article that's probably criticizing tech because of a paywall.

    20 votes
  14. Comment on After two decades the dominance of Google Search comes into question in ~tech

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    And I was kinda sad, I tried using ddg for a good few months and it was just really bad at easy thing. I typed in the title of a song that I thought was fairly known, and it didn't have a youtube...

    And I was kinda sad, I tried using ddg for a good few months and it was just really bad at easy thing. I typed in the title of a song that I thought was fairly known, and it didn't have a youtube link to it on at least the first 3 pages (that's all I checked before just googling it to make sure I wasn't crazy.) I don't remember what the song was but I know that was the last straw and I just switched back to google as my browser default. :/

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Python in Excel: Combining the power of Python and the flexibility of Excel in ~comp

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    Oh man, this could revolutionize all of the databses at my work. /s

    Oh man, this could revolutionize all of the databses at my work. /s

    2 votes
  16. Comment on What's the current state of PvP survival shooters? in ~games

  17. Comment on What's something you want to understand the appeal of? in ~talk

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    I Think You Should Leave by Tim Robinson. I don't understand where any funny is in it. I like most other comedy and sketch shows but I have yet to see a skit from that that entices a giggle in the...

    I Think You Should Leave by Tim Robinson. I don't understand where any funny is in it. I like most other comedy and sketch shows but I have yet to see a skit from that that entices a giggle in the slightest. Is it just "loud man screams" humor that gets people? I just can't wrap my head around it and I generally really like comedy and humor, I just don't see anything in that show that classifies as humor.

  18. Comment on Have you or anyone in your family ever won anything? in ~talk

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    I won a furby from an oreo o's box contest when I was a kid and when it showed up, after it started learning away from furbish, it spoke german and not english.

    I won a furby from an oreo o's box contest when I was a kid and when it showed up, after it started learning away from furbish, it spoke german and not english.

    7 votes
  19. Comment on Without saying where you live, where do you live? in ~talk

  20. Comment on Without saying where you live, where do you live? in ~talk

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    Half of McDonalds.

    Half of McDonalds.

    9 votes