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  1. Comment on Final Fantasy VII Remake (dunkview) in ~games

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    PS1 games had some unskippable scenes during gameplay too. The Eden summon in FF8 had an entry cutscene that was around 2 minutes long, and it happened every time you used it.

    PS1 games had some unskippable scenes during gameplay too. The Eden summon in FF8 had an entry cutscene that was around 2 minutes long, and it happened every time you used it.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Tabletop Weekly Discussion #5 in ~games.tabletop

  3. Comment on Tabletop Weekly Discussion #5 in ~games.tabletop

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    This is a really late reply, but thanks.

    This is a really late reply, but thanks.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Tabletop Weekly Discussion #5 in ~games.tabletop

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    Do you find the paid version of roll20 worth it? I've been teetering on the edge of getting a Pro account for a couple weeks now.

    and I completely customized the character sheets on roll20

    Do you find the paid version of roll20 worth it? I've been teetering on the edge of getting a Pro account for a couple weeks now.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I'm 7 or 8 listens in. I'm putting it up there with Ænima and Lateralus. There isn't a single weak song on it. Pneuma and Culling Voices are the sleeper hits. Completely met and exceeded 13 years...

    I'm 7 or 8 listens in. I'm putting it up there with Ænima and Lateralus. There isn't a single weak song on it. Pneuma and Culling Voices are the sleeper hits.

    Completely met and exceeded 13 years of hype and anticipation in my opinion.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Recognizing basic security flaws in local password managers in ~comp

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    You don't have to screw around with a database file anywhere or worry about sync issues, just log in to the application/extension/web vault and you're done. And this point is not an advantage over...

    You don't have to screw around with a database file anywhere or worry about sync issues, just log in to the application/extension/web vault and you're done.

    And this point is not an advantage over Keepass/X/XC, but you can also self-host your own Bitwarden instance if you don't want to use their infrastructure. Works exactly the same as their hosted version, you just need to change the URL that your client tries to access before logging in. I've been running a self-hosted instance in a VPS for about a year now with no issues.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Recognizing basic security flaws in local password managers in ~comp

  8. Comment on Recognizing basic security flaws in local password managers in ~comp

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    I agree. I love articles like that where something is meticulously picked apart and presents the method of breakdown, but this one just rubbed me the wrong way. Seems like he has a grudge.

    I agree. I love articles like that where something is meticulously picked apart and presents the method of breakdown, but this one just rubbed me the wrong way. Seems like he has a grudge.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on How to make your fitness tracker count steps more accurately in ~health

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    I actually had a Vivosmart 4 as well. I like everything about it except the sleep tracking, but that feature is pretty important to me. I gave it to my girlfriend and kept the Charge 3. Looks like...

    I actually had a Vivosmart 4 as well. I like everything about it except the sleep tracking, but that feature is pretty important to me. I gave it to my girlfriend and kept the Charge 3.

    Looks like she's about to get another hand-me-down when the Galaxy Watch arrives on Wednesday.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Recognizing basic security flaws in local password managers in ~comp

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    The author makes some good general points, but this is less of a "Here's some common inadequacies in password managers" article, and more of a "Fuck this one piece of software in particular"...

    The author makes some good general points, but this is less of a "Here's some common inadequacies in password managers" article, and more of a "Fuck this one piece of software in particular" article. That, combined with his disclosure that he is the author if a different password manager tool makes me think he has an axe to grind.

    Bitwarden is the undisputed king in password management anyway.

    10 votes
  11. Comment on How to make your fitness tracker count steps more accurately in ~health

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    I'm having a similar issue with the Charge 3 I currently have. Refuses to sync until you restart whatever device you're trying to sync it with. It'll work fine for a day or two, but this always...

    I really wanted to like fitbit. but my charge 1 stopped synching after a couple of months ( I left the US by then and couldnt get it fixed) and my Versa had the same problem after half a year.

    I'm having a similar issue with the Charge 3 I currently have. Refuses to sync until you restart whatever device you're trying to sync it with. It'll work fine for a day or two, but this always happens eventually. This is in addition to the screen blanking issue I mentioned in my original reply.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on How to make your fitness tracker count steps more accurately in ~health

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    I've had the Fitbit Charge 3 since January or so, and it hits pretty much all of those requirements, minus Spotify. It's nice when it works. I've returned two of them; one had a display that...

    I've had the Fitbit Charge 3 since January or so, and it hits pretty much all of those requirements, minus Spotify. It's nice when it works. I've returned two of them; one had a display that gradually washed out to all white, and the last one would function, but the display was black.

    The one that I currently have is also starting to act up; display will be blank until a hard reset, which you can only do with the charger.

    Like I said, it's really nice when it actually works (especially the sleep and HR tracker), but I just ordered a Galaxy Watch to replace it. Can't deal with the bugs anymore.

    I know this doesn't read like a ringing endorsement, but when it works, it's great.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Bill Gates on making “one of the greatest mistakes of all time” in ~tech

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    Windows Phone as an OS was actually pretty OK, but the app landscape was a barren wasteland. It was in this catch-22 scenario where devs didn't bother to make applications for it because of the...

    Windows Phone as an OS was actually pretty OK, but the app landscape was a barren wasteland. It was in this catch-22 scenario where devs didn't bother to make applications for it because of the low user count, and users wouldn't adopt because of no applications.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the series’ new games for Switch in ~games

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    That's my only real gripe with it as well. There's still plenty of battling in the game, though.

    That's my only real gripe with it as well. There's still plenty of battling in the game, though.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the series’ new games for Switch in ~games

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    You should give one of the Let's Go variants a try if you need to scratch the itch before Sword/Shield are released. They're pretty good.

    You should give one of the Let's Go variants a try if you need to scratch the itch before Sword/Shield are released. They're pretty good.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Do you guys run a home server? If so what do you self host? in ~comp

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    Yeah, I have a homelab running on an R815 that was given to me by an old workplace. I use it mainly to prototype and test new stuff for work before implementing it there, but I have some basic...

    Yeah, I have a homelab running on an R815 that was given to me by an old workplace. I use it mainly to prototype and test new stuff for work before implementing it there, but I have some basic infrastructure VMs that are permanent; LDAP server, DNS (pihole), Plex, gaming/general workstation VM, Unifi Controller, etc.

    Anything that requires a higher degree of stability (personal domains e-mail, self-hosted password manager), I have living in VMs at Digital Ocean.