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

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    Lately, Rimworld. This time I started with just one pawn, who has zero skills, but who is a fast learning, fast walking psychopath cannibal. I've survived most of the first summer and managed to...

    Lately, Rimworld.
    This time I started with just one pawn, who has zero skills, but who is a fast learning, fast walking psychopath cannibal. I've survived most of the first summer and managed to set up a decent camp. I've been growing rice, but since my character cannot yet build power generation facilities (req. skill level 4), I have no cold room to store the extra food in.
    Yesterday I was raided by a person who was also a cannibal. They had a hatchet, I had a pulse rifle.
    I tried to save them after they got downed by the single wooden trap I had built while they were preparing for their raid. It was a race against time and sadly, I lost. What a shame... They would've been a fine addition to my colony.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on What's something you wish made a comeback? in ~talk

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    The Internet of 1990s-2000s, when closed wall platforms weren't yet synonymous with the Internet. I want more horrible-looking hobbyist websites and less of "you can set your profile page's...

    The Internet of 1990s-2000s, when closed wall platforms weren't yet synonymous with the Internet. I want more horrible-looking hobbyist websites and less of "you can set your profile page's background image and avatar!!!"

    35 votes
  3. Comment on Microsoft brought me back into their ecosystem with Game Pass in ~games

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    You can refund a game in GOG/Steam, if you regret purchasing it. This kinda moots the point of being able to try a game out, no? I don't see how paying rent instead of buying a license is...

    Being able to try out a game on your subscription without worrying that you're going to regret spending $30-60 on something you don't like is liberating.

    You can refund a game in GOG/Steam, if you regret purchasing it. This kinda moots the point of being able to try a game out, no?

    I don't see how paying rent instead of buying a license is "liberating". Instead of a one-time exchange, you're stuck with a service provider for as long as you want to use what you rented. Your "landlord" is free to change the terms of the agreement at their whim, cancel the service, shove DRM/malware down your throat, and other similar inconveniences buying is not burdened with.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on How can I reproduce my somewhat complicated Linux keymappings on Windows 10? in ~tech

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    AutoHotKey is probably your best choice, unless you're willing to get a keyboard that supports QMK. In addition to tap/hold binds, QMK supports a whole bunch of other neat features, such as...

    AutoHotKey is probably your best choice, unless you're willing to get a keyboard that supports QMK. In addition to tap/hold binds, QMK supports a whole bunch of other neat features, such as layers, auto shift (press key for lowercase, press and hold for uppercase), tap dance, quick macros, unicode input and mouse keys. It even has an option to turn your keyboard into a MIDI device, and if your keyboard has the hardware, it allows configuring rotary encoders, stenography or built-in displays.

    7 votes
  5. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    The trick is to subscribe to an insane amount (200+) of niche subreddits, and to participate instead of just consuming. Put some content on those slow subs! Then there's also IRC, which to this...

    The trick is to subscribe to an insane amount (200+) of niche subreddits, and to participate instead of just consuming. Put some content on those slow subs!

    Then there's also IRC, which to this day has a decent bunch of people discussing and linking interesting stuff 24/7. It can help bridge the gap, without having to resort to trash content. Eventually you won't even want to see the memes from r/all...

    4 votes
  6. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    The most important part is to unsubscribe from all the default subreddits, so they won't show up on your front page. You can do this here. Another thing that can greatly improve reddit, is to...

    The most important part is to unsubscribe from all the default subreddits, so they won't show up on your front page. You can do this here.

    Another thing that can greatly improve reddit, is to revert to the old layout from your preferences (uncheck "Use new Reddit as my default experience"). Alternatively, you can navigate to https://old.reddit.com but this isn't persistent.

    Thirdly, you may want to install Reddit enhancement suite - a browser plugin which brings in many QoL improvements to old reddit's interface. For instance, it allows you to globally hide posts from subreddits you don't care about.

    I assume you're already using uBlock Origin?

    15 votes
  7. Comment on Free / No IAP / Open Source Puzzle Games for iOS in ~games

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    Yiotro makes decent games. Not strictly puzzle, but perhaps you might enjoy them anyway? I especially like Antiyoy, which is like a minimalistic Civ game.

    Yiotro makes decent games. Not strictly puzzle, but perhaps you might enjoy them anyway? I especially like Antiyoy, which is like a minimalistic Civ game.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on If you could completely refresh something and rebuild it from the ground up, what would it be and why? in ~talk

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    There have been attempts at splitting the term "wealth" into "wealth/illth". Obviously, it didn't quite catch on back then, but perhaps we could try it again? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illth

    There have been attempts at splitting the term "wealth" into "wealth/illth". Obviously, it didn't quite catch on back then, but perhaps we could try it again?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illth

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Anyone use special keyboards? in ~comp

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    You can buy the parts, kits or preassembled Redoxes at https://falba.tech/ If you want to build it yourself, there are resources for that here https://hackaday.io/project/160610-redox-keyboard

    You can buy the parts, kits or preassembled Redoxes at https://falba.tech/

    If you want to build it yourself, there are resources for that here https://hackaday.io/project/160610-redox-keyboard

  10. Comment on Anyone use special keyboards? in ~comp

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    I have a mechanical 60% keyboard, Anne Pro. It's really nice, but the firmware is closed-source, so I recently bought a custom built Redox keeb. The Redox is infinitely customizable, but with...

    I have a mechanical 60% keyboard, Anne Pro. It's really nice, but the firmware is closed-source, so I recently bought a custom built Redox keeb. The Redox is infinitely customizable, but with great power comes great responsibility..: I managed to upload a firmware that exceeds the space available on the arduino controller, so it overwrote the bootloader! I tried re-flashing the bootloader with an ISP, without much success, so now I'm waiting for a replacement arduino I can solder in place of the old one…

    As far as typing on these keebs go, the Anne has blue Gateron switches, which make a lot of noise. It makes me feel more productive, but annoys the hell out of anyone else in the same space :P If you're considering a 60% keeb, be aware that some of them have no arrow keys. This is also the case with the Anne Pro, which places two sets of arrow keys under a "layer" key; hold the layer button, and WASD -keys act as arrow keys. This can be very convenient or very annoying, depending on what you're used to.

    Another thing to note about the Anne; if you have keys behind a layer, the order in which you press the keys for shortcut commands matters. For example, if I were to perform a [Cmd]+[←], I would first hold down [Cmd], then hold down [Layer], and finally press [←]. If I were to hold down [Layer] first and [Cmd] next, the [Cmd] would not register as a [Cmd], due to layering. This can be confusing at first, but as always, you'll get used to it.

    Before I bricked the other Redox half, I did spend a few hours typing on it. My WPM dropped from ~60 to ~20, and the fact that it's keycaps only have weird symbols instead of normal key labels, doesn't really help much :D Still, having learned a few new layouts before, I doubt this will be a problem in the long term... If I manage to get it fixed first!

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Now that the Steam Summer Sale is over, what have you bought? in ~games

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    So far I've bought Road Redemption and Scrap Mechanic. The latter seems very unfinished, it only has a sandbox mode at this point. Looking forward for updates.. Road Redemption is very fun. It's a...

    So far I've bought Road Redemption and Scrap Mechanic. The latter seems very unfinished, it only has a sandbox mode at this point. Looking forward for updates..

    Road Redemption is very fun. It's a rogue-lite where you ride a motorcycle on an endless, generated track, while beating other motorcyclists with metal pipes, spades and such. It has a splitscreen co-op mode too, which was the main selling point for me.

    3 votes
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  14. Comment on How has your first few days on tildes been? in ~talk

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    Grid never invalidated the older, tried-and-tested layouting methods, and I personally think it's a bit risky to use grid or flexbox without proper fallbacks for older browsers. Developers seem to...

    Grid never invalidated the older, tried-and-tested layouting methods, and I personally think it's a bit risky to use grid or flexbox without proper fallbacks for older browsers.

    Developers seem to have very skewed assumptions in regards to how people use the Internet, and what they use it with... Everybody who makes Internet, should read this: https://sonniesedge.co.uk/talks/dear-developer

    1 vote
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  16. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - what missing/broken things are the most "shocking"? in ~tildes.official

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    Oh, right. I must've still been half asleep when I read your comment. Somehow assumed you were talking about a userscript ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Still, the features I mentioned should be easy to port into your...

    Oh, right. I must've still been half asleep when I read your comment. Somehow assumed you were talking about a userscript ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Still, the features I mentioned should be easy to port into your extension.

    WebExtensions can be powerful, but I'm going to stick with userscripts for now. At least until the tildust has settled and it becomes more clear what extra features are actually needed.

    BTW, I took a quick look and noticed you have a gulp task for building the extension. Does it also get signed this way? The last time I was building an extension, I used web-ext like this.

  17. Comment on Name a cool, mostly unknown feature of your OS of choice in ~tech

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    I once made the mistake of using i3wm as my primary linux WM for a while.. Now, with macOS, I can't live without Moom. Like, who has the time to be moving and resizing windows by dragging with a...

    I once made the mistake of using i3wm as my primary linux WM for a while.. Now, with macOS, I can't live without Moom.

    Like, who has the time to be moving and resizing windows by dragging with a mouse??

  18. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - what missing/broken things are the most "shocking"? in ~tildes.official

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    I'm working on a userscript too. Current features include: day/night theme switching based on time of day font size adjustment option to move the comment box above comments option to move the vote...

    I'm working on a userscript too. Current features include:

    • day/night theme switching based on time of day
    • font size adjustment
    • option to move the comment box above comments
    • option to move the vote box to the left
    • rudimentary settings ui

    maybe we can join forces? :)

    https://gist.github.com/thykka/67c45d369354bed67c7780854d826e9a

    1 vote