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  1. Comment on What are your unpopular anime opinions? in ~anime

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    A lot of manga has really great art, and you probably shouldn't be reading on a device the size of a playing card. Personally, I would recommend getting an e-reader for reading manga. There are a...

    A lot of manga has really great art, and you probably shouldn't be reading on a device the size of a playing card.
    Personally, I would recommend getting an e-reader for reading manga.

    There are a lot of anime with comparably worse art/overuse of CGI, in which case I would actually recommend the manga over the anime. One notable example is season 2 of One Punch Man.

    People probably smirk at you because you're missing out on a lot of high quality content because you dismiss it's value so quickly.

  2. Comment on Kerbal Space Program 2 Cinematic Announce Trailer in ~games

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    A well designed game will work and look great on both unity and unreal. There's nothing inherently wrong with unity. In fact, recently there have been a lot of features (like the jobs system, or...

    A well designed game will work and look great on both unity and unreal. There's nothing inherently wrong with unity. In fact, recently there have been a lot of features (like the jobs system, or the HDRP) released which could be very useful for a game like KSP.

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  3. Comment on What are your unpopular anime opinions? in ~anime

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    Yeah, sometimes I'll have a "you're now breathing manually" moment in the middle of an episode in regards to reading subtitles, but it goes away after like thirty seconds. I actually watch a lot...

    Yeah, sometimes I'll have a "you're now breathing manually" moment in the middle of an episode in regards to reading subtitles, but it goes away after like thirty seconds.

    I actually watch a lot of English shows subbed as well, so I don't misunderstand words. It also helps me focus on the dialog more.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on What are your unpopular anime opinions? in ~anime

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    For me, at least, when I watch subbed anime (or anything else with subs for that matter) after about a minute I totally forget the subs are there and it just feels like the voice actors are...

    For me, at least, when I watch subbed anime (or anything else with subs for that matter) after about a minute I totally forget the subs are there and it just feels like the voice actors are speaking in English. Sometimes I alt-tab away and realize I don't actually know what's behind said.

    When I watch badly dubbed anime (which I find is pretty common), it's actually more immersion breaking, as it doesn't feel like the characters are actually the ones speaking.

    I know this is super subjective, but I imagine many anime fans who denounce dubs feel the same way I do.

    13 votes
  5. Comment on What are your unpopular anime opinions? in ~anime

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    I think the implication, at least the way I read it, was that the statement was in contrast to other forms of media. Correct me if I'm wrong I guess.

    I think the implication, at least the way I read it, was that the statement was in contrast to other forms of media. Correct me if I'm wrong I guess.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What are your unpopular anime opinions? in ~anime

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    I think it's unfair to state that "almost all anime is shallow as hell garbage". In reality, most media produced isn't very good, and is usually designed for mass market appeal rather than...

    I think it's unfair to state that "almost all anime is shallow as hell garbage". In reality, most media produced isn't very good, and is usually designed for mass market appeal rather than quality, and it's up to the viewer to find the gems. This is true for both anime and western media.

    11 votes
  7. Comment on What are your unpopular anime opinions? in ~anime

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    Although I have spoke out against 3d animated anime here before, I actually thought Nobunaga Concerto looked pretty good. I'm really suprised by how popular Overlord is within the anime community....

    Although I have spoke out against 3d animated anime here before, I actually thought Nobunaga Concerto looked pretty good.

    I'm really suprised by how popular Overlord is within the anime community. Personally it seems incredibly bland, and the story doesn't actually go anywhere.

    More recently, Shield Hero, was relatively popular when it first started airing, due to an interesting premise presented within it's first few episodes. I thought the premise was totally wasted later though, and the show devolves into another boring isekai power fantasy. This opinion is probably becoming less and less unpopular over time though.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on This Is the Beginning of the End of the Beef Industry in ~food

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    While this article predicts that plant based meat will eventually grown mainstream, and I agree that it will definitely surge in popularity, I believe that lab grown meat is the product that will...

    While this article predicts that plant based meat will eventually grown mainstream, and I agree that it will definitely surge in popularity, I believe that lab grown meat is the product that will truly replace conventional meat in the long run. Once the technology has matured and it is mass produced, it'll be cheaper, share many of the environmental benefits of plant based meat, and remain closer in taste to conventional meat.

    For the general population, who most likely want to help the environment, but probably not enough to turn vegetarian, or even transition to food with a slightly different taste/texture, switching to lab grown meat will be simply choosing the cheaper package of meat in the supermarket aisle.

    I bet most of the meat industry recognizes it, even if they don't like it, and while they'll fight tooth and nail to slow it down, they've probably all got a research department dedicated to lab grown meat and tentative plans to make the switch.

    17 votes
  9. Comment on AlterEgo, a new wearable device system, can detect what you’re saying when you’re talking to yourself, even if you’re completely silent and not moving your mouth in ~tech

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    I've seen pop sci articles and discussions about this device for years now, but nothing has really changed. There's still no update, dev kits, or even someone replicating the device. I bet that...

    I've seen pop sci articles and discussions about this device for years now, but nothing has really changed. There's still no update, dev kits, or even someone replicating the device. I bet that there's some technical issue with the device that they haven't been able to resolve yet that makes it impractical or inaccurate.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Give Up Your Gas Stove To Save The Planet? Banning Gas Is The Next Climate Push in ~enviro

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    Yeah. There's a really great video about this topic by Technology Connections: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56DSH8tKUvo. Until we're seeing renewable energy in the areas where we replace gas...

    Yeah. There's a really great video about this topic by Technology Connections: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56DSH8tKUvo. Until we're seeing renewable energy in the areas where we replace gas with electric, gas is actually more environmentally friendly.

    8 votes
  11. Comment on Motion Smoothing Is Ruining Cinema in ~tech

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    I see, I'm not denying that it can be used as a creative tool, but I do believe that in a lot of cases there is a factor of cost involved. With 2D, hand drawn animation, the animators would need...

    I see, I'm not denying that it can be used as a creative tool, but I do believe that in a lot of cases there is a factor of cost involved. With 2D, hand drawn animation, the animators would need to animate like 2.5x the frames, which would certainly be expensive and difficult.

    The benefit of fluidity that I see from frame interpolation is more important to me than preserving artistic choices made using variations in framerate, which I would hardly notice anyway.

    Also, I'm not sure if frame interpolation actually impacts those variations to the extent you might think. Since video files can only have 1 frame rate, 12 fps in a 24 fps video is usually done by duplicating frames, so frame interpolation wouldn't completely remove the effect, as it wouldn't interpolate between identical frames.

  12. Comment on Motion Smoothing Is Ruining Cinema in ~tech

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    By animation I mean hand drawn animation, not 3D animation. I don't watch 3D animated television often.

    By animation I mean hand drawn animation, not 3D animation. I don't watch 3D animated television often.

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  13. Comment on Motion Smoothing Is Ruining Cinema in ~tech

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    Personally I think lowering the framerate of CGI to look like hand drawn animation is a crutch. If it doesn't look enough like hand drawn animation at 24fps (or interpolated up to 60), it's not...

    Personally I think lowering the framerate of CGI to look like hand drawn animation is a crutch. If it doesn't look enough like hand drawn animation at 24fps (or interpolated up to 60), it's not going to look like hand drawn stuff at 12 fps, it's just going to look like choppy CGI. At least in my experience.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Motion Smoothing Is Ruining Cinema in ~tech

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    I just want to provide a counterpoint. While this shouldn't be enabled by default, I really enjoy motion interpolation. I use SVP, and in my opinion it makes some movies a lot better. Action...

    I just want to provide a counterpoint. While this shouldn't be enabled by default, I really enjoy motion interpolation. I use SVP, and in my opinion it makes some movies a lot better. Action movies seem more dynamic, and animated movies seem more fluid.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Anyone here into conlanging? in ~hobbies

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    Well, illegible is certainly relative. Quick/cursive Chinese handwriting can be nearly illegible to second language learners, and it's a challenge for computers as well. But I bet if someone used...

    Well, illegible is certainly relative. Quick/cursive Chinese handwriting can be nearly illegible to second language learners, and it's a challenge for computers as well. But I bet if someone used a writing system like mine for years, they'd have a much easier time identifying sloppier/quicker handwriting. Even something written really ambiguously can be read by someone with the proper experience, which can be impressive if you've ever tried to read Russian cursive.

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  16. Comment on Anyone here into conlanging? in ~hobbies

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    Yeah, I've been studying Mandarin for a while, and it and standard written Chinese in general still have hundreds of radicals with tons of variations, so while you wouldn't need to create each...

    Yeah, I've been studying Mandarin for a while, and it and standard written Chinese in general still have hundreds of radicals with tons of variations, so while you wouldn't need to create each characters individually (as in, completely separately), it would still take a long time to write out your own. This could be fun for some people though. I've seen people with thousands of hours spent on steam games, so I'm sure if someone was dedicated they could spend thousands of minutes drawing up new radicals and characters for their own logography. I would be more interested in spending like 50$ on MTurk and getting a finished result for like 500 characters/radicals near instantaneously.

    Personally I've become more invested in writing systems like Hangul, which are something like a syllabary, but arranged in ways that look more like Chinese characters (as in, full-width, one or two characters per word). I've been working on a system like that for English, and the result looks something like this, although it could certainly use more work.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Anyone here into conlanging? in ~hobbies

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    I'm a fan, and have created a few conlangs myself. Personally I enjoy conlangs that attempt to do something weird or implement a really "out there" feature. Also, recently I have become more...

    I'm a fan, and have created a few conlangs myself. Personally I enjoy conlangs that attempt to do something weird or implement a really "out there" feature. Also, recently I have become more interested in neography (essentially, conscripts). One roadblock I've found is that creating vocabulary/large scripts (like a logography) takes forever. It's possible to automate it, but it usually turns out kinda generic and bad. I've been considering experimenting with services like Amazon's mechanical turk for this sort of thing, as it seems like a great way to generate a realistic sounding vocabulary/logography for relatively cheap.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on Netflix stock drops more than 10% as Q2 earnings show huge decline in new subscribers, including a loss domestically in ~tech

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    Plex isn't open-source. If you want something like Plex that is open-source, Jellyfin is a good alternative.

    Plex isn't open-source. If you want something like Plex that is open-source, Jellyfin is a good alternative.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on How the biggest decentralized social network is dealing with its Nazi problem in ~tech

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    So do you believe that Gabs website should be blocked within open source projects such as Chromium or Firefox? If you do, do you believe that other sites that contain similar behavior should be...

    So do you believe that Gabs website should be blocked within open source projects such as Chromium or Firefox? If you do, do you believe that other sites that contain similar behavior should be blocked as well? If so, how do you believe the process for determining which sites should be enacted?

    11 votes
  20. Comment on How the biggest decentralized social network is dealing with its Nazi problem in ~tech

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    I may have been unclear. I'm talking about the blocking of certain instances on an app level. In the article they mention the app Tusky, which is an app that you install on your device to access...

    I may have been unclear. I'm talking about the blocking of certain instances on an app level. In the article they mention the app Tusky, which is an app that you install on your device to access mastodon.

    E: Tusky or other mastadon apps are like web browsers, except instead of interacting with HTML or other web protocols, they interact with mastadon/activitypub protocols.

    7 votes