teaearlgraycold's recent activity

  1. Comment on A masterclass from New Zealand in responding to terror in ~misc

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    I'm no expert by any means - but obviously this event has caused a lot of discussion online, so I've read some comments about NZ laws in the last week. In NZ there is no equivalent to the 2nd...

    I'm no expert by any means - but obviously this event has caused a lot of discussion online, so I've read some comments about NZ laws in the last week.

    In NZ there is no equivalent to the 2nd amendment from the US. It's a publicly stated policy that gun use is a privilege and not a right there.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on After New Zealand shooting, founder of 8chan expresses regrets in ~tech

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    I don't think I've heard it yet. I have no interest in looking it up.

    I don't think I've heard it yet. I have no interest in looking it up.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Warren calls for eliminating the Electoral College in ~news

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    For a person elected to represent the entire country, it seems appropriate to me that they should give their attention and effort to support the needs of the many. Only 15% of the population lives...

    For a person elected to represent the entire country, it seems appropriate to me that they should give their attention and effort to support the needs of the many. Only 15% of the population lives in rural counties. But the nice thing about a federated system is that even if the president were to give 15% of his/her attention to rural citizens, your US senator/representative, state senator/rep, or other local representatives can give much more of their attention to your needs.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Python noob looking for recommendations in ~comp

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    Since you're coming from a typed language background you might want to look into mypy. You can get it integrated with VSCodium.

    Since you're coming from a typed language background you might want to look into mypy. You can get it integrated with VSCodium.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What do you Tildians think of Atom? in ~comp

    teaearlgraycold Link Parent
    Also glad to hear about VSCodium, and upset to learn MS has been bamboozling me this whole time.

    Also glad to hear about VSCodium, and upset to learn MS has been bamboozling me this whole time.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Apex Legends - Season 1 starts tomorrow at 10 AM PDT, Battle Pass details released in ~games

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    Maybe the difference in our experience with the game is that I don't find Apex (or any video game these days) very addictive. Consistently I find myself leaving Apex after 80-90 minutes in game....

    Maybe the difference in our experience with the game is that I don't find Apex (or any video game these days) very addictive. Consistently I find myself leaving Apex after 80-90 minutes in game. Then I leave it untouched until the next day. I enjoy playing it but can only handle so much frustration (bad team mates, my own failures, crashes, lag) in one sitting.

  7. Comment on Apex Legends - Season 1 starts tomorrow at 10 AM PDT, Battle Pass details released in ~games

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    I wonder if it's enough to be immune to these practices or if I'm complicit by playing the games. I think I've put $20 into micro-transactions in my life - solely in Rocket League to thank the...

    I wonder if it's enough to be immune to these practices or if I'm complicit by playing the games.

    I think I've put $20 into micro-transactions in my life - solely in Rocket League to thank the developers for providing me a great experience at a low price (maybe I should have bought the game for a friend instead).

    So far with Apex I've played maybe 40 hours. I've given them no money and have all but one character unlocked. I don't care about the battle pass, don't even know what it does really, and haven't seen any reason to stop playing.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Aphantasia: A life without mental images in ~science

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    Due to the human condition I don't know how I'm expected to see things in my mind. I know some people have perfect visual memory (photographic memory), but that's abnormal. I can see things in...

    Due to the human condition I don't know how I'm expected to see things in my mind. I know some people have perfect visual memory (photographic memory), but that's abnormal. I can see things in inconsistent levels of detail. If I were to describe my internal vision to someone who has aphantasia I'd say it's like your normal vision is a big screen you're able to see in crisp detail. But for me there's a secret second, mediocre, display behind me. I'm able to turn my focus to that display (eyes closed or not).

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Google Stadia Hands-On in ~games

    teaearlgraycold Link Parent
    It's also the ultimate DRM. This is just "always online" in a more convenient package.

    It's also the ultimate DRM. This is just "always online" in a more convenient package.

    13 votes
  10. Comment on IMO, Trump 2020 is better than a non-progressive Democrat in ~talk

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    I guess the upside here is that if Democrats take back control there will be good reason to formalize these norms as laws. A bill of alt-rights.

    The Trump Presidency has demonstrated that most of our "failsafes" are just norms that are not enshrined in law and that a President can simply ignore if he so chooses so long as he has enough support by sycophants in Congress and the Supreme Court.

    I guess the upside here is that if Democrats take back control there will be good reason to formalize these norms as laws. A bill of alt-rights.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Google announces "Stadia", a new game-streaming platform with deep YouTube integration in ~games

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    I was worried there'd be something like this. So their original EULA changes against improbable.io were set in place to give Google exclusive rights to stream Unity games.

    I was worried there'd be something like this.

    So their original EULA changes against improbable.io were set in place to give Google exclusive rights to stream Unity games.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Google announces "Stadia", a new game-streaming platform with deep YouTube integration in ~games

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    Unity games can not be ported to Stadia: Emphasis mine.

    Unity games can not be ported to Stadia:

    You may not directly or indirectly distribute the Unity Software, including the runtime portion of the Unity Software (the “Unity Runtime”), or your Project Content (if it incorporates the Unity Runtime) by means of streaming or broadcasting so that any portion of the Unity Software is primarily executed on or simulated by the cloud or a remote server and transmitted over the Internet or other network to end user devices without a separate license or authorization from Unity.

    Emphasis mine.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Is it a good idea to use an AWS server as a vpn? in ~tech

    teaearlgraycold Link Parent
    I use Mullvad 24/7 and get tons of recaptchas. Some sites block me outright as well.

    I use Mullvad 24/7 and get tons of recaptchas. Some sites block me outright as well.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Gov. Gavin Newsom Will Halt Executions in California in ~news

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    If you have someone safely contained, it is unethical to kill them. Someone may have killed in cold blood to get in front of a judge, but capital punishment would be hypocritical. I find it wrong...

    If you have someone safely contained, it is unethical to kill them. Someone may have killed in cold blood to get in front of a judge, but capital punishment would be hypocritical.

    I find it wrong that if you're a special member of the government it's legal for you to purposefully kill someone.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Do you think a collapse is coming? in ~talk

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    Unless Elon has his way. Or will we call that colonialism as well?

    Unless Elon has his way.

    Or will we call that colonialism as well?

  16. Comment on The "Disney Vault" is open - Disney’s new streaming service will include "the entire Disney motion picture library" in ~movies

    teaearlgraycold Link Parent
    Why do you say that? Also, whether or not you need a VPN depends on your ISP.

    Piracy isn't as easy as it used to be.

    Why do you say that?

    Also, whether or not you need a VPN depends on your ISP.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on The "Disney Vault" is open - Disney’s new streaming service will include "the entire Disney motion picture library" in ~movies

  18. Comment on Valve lays off 13 employees, reportedly slashing VR hardware division in ~games

    teaearlgraycold Link Parent
    I agree. The problem is in the UI. There are some settings that will obviously work well (where you're seated in the game world). But how do you make a really good seated experience? How else can...

    I agree. The problem is in the UI. There are some settings that will obviously work well (where you're seated in the game world). But how do you make a really good seated experience? How else can you work within the constraints to produce a good experience?

  19. Comment on Valve lays off 13 employees, reportedly slashing VR hardware division in ~games

    teaearlgraycold Link Parent
    Maybe sooner if we can fix copyright law before then. It's like the interstellar waiting problem, but with Mickey Mouse instead of the universal speed limit.

    90 years after HL2 came out

    Maybe sooner if we can fix copyright law before then. It's like the interstellar waiting problem, but with Mickey Mouse instead of the universal speed limit.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Valve lays off 13 employees, reportedly slashing VR hardware division in ~games

    teaearlgraycold Link Parent
    IMO VR is where GUIs where in the 1980s. Most people like the idea, but the implementation needs to be refined (and the cost lowered) before it's ready for mass adoption.

    IMO VR is where GUIs where in the 1980s. Most people like the idea, but the implementation needs to be refined (and the cost lowered) before it's ready for mass adoption.

    11 votes