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  1. Comment on Apple Arcade is actually pretty awesome in ~games

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    Yeah, I've held off getting the current 4k one because I figure they have to be releasing a new one at some point. I thought it'd be last year but somehow no.

    Yeah, I've held off getting the current 4k one because I figure they have to be releasing a new one at some point. I thought it'd be last year but somehow no.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on A story about losing $10M on a to-do list startup in ~tech

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    The funny thing to me is how he looks down on the original release of Asana and how his product looked so much better. Maybe it's just that the picture they show looked data, but I really liked...

    The funny thing to me is how he looks down on the original release of Asana and how his product looked so much better. Maybe it's just that the picture they show looked data, but I really liked original Asana, and slowly stopped using it after the redesign. The original one was fast and easy to use.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for more than $10 billion in ~tech

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    I've seen a lot of people make the comparison to the Skype acquisition, which is both a more direct comparison but also much further in the past, so less direct in some ways.

    I've seen a lot of people make the comparison to the Skype acquisition, which is both a more direct comparison but also much further in the past, so less direct in some ways.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on The Falcon and The Winter Soldier | Episode 1 discussion thread in ~tv

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    One thing I appreciate about the timing of these new MCU shows is that it gives us not just the minor characters but also the space to have them react to the high profile deaths but also to Earth...

    One thing I appreciate about the timing of these new MCU shows is that it gives us not just the minor characters but also the space to have them react to the high profile deaths but also to Earth after the blip. Having this happen in the long-form media really gives that trauma room to breath.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on Fry’s Electronics is shutting its doors for good in ~tech

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    That really is like a post-apocalyptic video game. "Environmental storytelling"

    For instance, my nearest Fry's just gave up and left the Halloween decorations they put up in like 2014...giving the store a further strange and old look year-round. Fake cobwebs, faux-stone gargoyles and all.

    That really is like a post-apocalyptic video game. "Environmental storytelling"

  6. Comment on Fry’s Electronics is shutting its doors for good in ~tech

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    Fascinating. The themes were one of the charms of it. Ones I remember: Palo Alto was western/cowboy themed Vegas was, well, Vegas-themed. The front was a big slot machine and the pylons that...

    Fascinating. The themes were one of the charms of it. Ones I remember:

    • Palo Alto was western/cowboy themed
    • Vegas was, well, Vegas-themed. The front was a big slot machine and the pylons that prevented people from driving into the store were stacks of coins.
    • One in or near San Diego was ocean themed. They had a huge overhead aquarium as you walked in.
    • Sunnyvale seemed to be about old tech? They had a bunch of like oscilloscopes and stuff.
    • Another one in the bay area was like a Mayan pyramid or something like that
    • One near LA had a crashed UFO and seemed to be like old sci-fi themed

    The one I used to make the trek to go to as a late teen/early 20s in Orange County (City of Industry I think?) I can't actually remember having a theme, though. The front had like a blue grid or something. It's been a while.

    I know I've seen others but I can't remember what they were.

    ETA: Found a listing. The one near San Diego was San Marcos and is "Atlantis". Sunnyvale was apparently "History of Silicon Valley" and City of Industry was "Industrial Revolution", which I guess makes sense but I don't remember any of the decorations.

  7. Comment on Fry’s Electronics is shutting its doors for good in ~tech

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    Until the end of that sentence, I assumed you were talking about the old small one in Palo Alto. But I guess the store motifs aren't as unique as I thought. I'd seen probably at least 10 Fry's and...

    Fitting as my local Fry's was western themed with longhorns, stagecoaches, and the like. I'll give them credit for that though, it's nice seeing some unique design instead of the same box store everywhere else, even if it was a little on the nose for a store in Texas.

    Until the end of that sentence, I assumed you were talking about the old small one in Palo Alto. But I guess the store motifs aren't as unique as I thought. I'd seen probably at least 10 Fry's and they all had their own motif.

  8. Comment on Nintendo Direct - February 17, 2021 in ~games

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    Having to actually wave your hand to swing the sword was the big reason I skipped it, but I'm honestly not sure I want to spend $60 for a decade old game.

    Having to actually wave your hand to swing the sword was the big reason I skipped it, but I'm honestly not sure I want to spend $60 for a decade old game.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on 20,000 honey bees took over a tech company’s empty office during lockdown in ~enviro

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    Yeah, I get it. My wife has a lot of meetings in the morning so I tend to work out of the bedroom/living room in the morning reading emails and whatnot. Maybe I could experiment with using airplay...

    Yeah, I get it. My wife has a lot of meetings in the morning so I tend to work out of the bedroom/living room in the morning reading emails and whatnot. Maybe I could experiment with using airplay to my TV for code, although I'd probably also want to bring my nice keyboard down, and the more stuff I have to move around the more annoying it is. I finally bought a new USB-C charger to put under the coffee table so I can stop having to bring my charger down.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on 20,000 honey bees took over a tech company’s empty office during lockdown in ~enviro

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    I'm not sure what it would take to get convertible desks and the like all set up. Certainly nothing is at a great height to work on in my living room, and especially if I want to have my...

    I'm not sure what it would take to get convertible desks and the like all set up. Certainly nothing is at a great height to work on in my living room, and especially if I want to have my multi-monitor set up (currently 15" laptop screen and 2x24" monitors) the setup/teardown would probably be prohibitive.

    But honestly, I also like having a purposeful working space. When I'm done with work, I can just leave and have a physical separation that helps enforce a mental separation. It's just unfortunate that my work space is also my hobby space, which has led to a reduction in my time spent working on hobbies. At the end of the day I just don't want to be in that room anymore. Might be I could move my (musical) keyboard downstairs instead; although I do a lot of my stuff with synthesizers on my desktop computer, so it'd probably be just for practicing songs or something.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on 20,000 honey bees took over a tech company’s empty office during lockdown in ~enviro

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    Alas, I find that having a desk with multiple monitors is rather important for serious work these days, so just taking my laptop around doesn't really work that well. I'll go sit on the couch...

    Alas, I find that having a desk with multiple monitors is rather important for serious work these days, so just taking my laptop around doesn't really work that well. I'll go sit on the couch sometimes if I'm just in a meeting, but most of my job involves looking at a ton of text, which is inhibited by a lack of screen real estate.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on 20,000 honey bees took over a tech company’s empty office during lockdown in ~enviro

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    This may be something that is good in the long term, but I think a lot of things will have to change before I'd consider it actually good for us as individuals. I've been working from home for...

    This may be something that is good in the long term, but I think a lot of things will have to change before I'd consider it actually good for us as individuals.

    I've been working from home for almost a year now, and my wife works mostly from home but has to go work in her lab a few hours a week.

    When we bought our home, we did not shop for this sort of eventuality, and while we have a bedroom designated as an office, it honestly isn't big enough for two of us.

    In order for this sort of thing to work out better, I think we'd need more space in homes to accommodate working space. And if you do that, what's the actual net change in actual space taken up? Home offices may end up actually taking more space due to the lack of economy of scale in designing buildings specifically for workspace.

    I guess even if it's more or less a zero change in terms of space, there's at least less commuting waste.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Who's on the fediverse? in ~tech

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    I'm @treed@cybre.space although reviewing my feed, looks like it's 90%+ boosts. I guess on the rare occasion I actually post things I don't get much interaction, so I don't bother as much. But I...

    I'm @treed@cybre.space although reviewing my feed, looks like it's 90%+ boosts. I guess on the rare occasion I actually post things I don't get much interaction, so I don't bother as much. But I do reply to others' posts semi-regularly.

    This is actually not dissimilar to my Twitter usage, so I guess there's that.

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  14. Comment on Windscribe: We're not paying for #1 in ~tech

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    Seems to be a 404?

    Seems to be a 404?

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  15. Comment on What do you use for email? in ~tech

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    If you're trying to have a brokerless MQ system, you could look into https://zeromq.org/ I haven't myself used it, mostly because the things I use AMQP/MQTT for want some amount of "mailbox"...

    If you're trying to have a brokerless MQ system, you could look into https://zeromq.org/

    I haven't myself used it, mostly because the things I use AMQP/MQTT for want some amount of "mailbox" featureset, and I don't think you can do that with ZMQ.

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  16. Comment on youtube-dl's GitHub repository has become inaccessible due to a DMCA takedown from RIAA in ~tech

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    I miss what.cd so much. Losing it was like burning the digital music library of Alexandria.

    I miss what.cd so much. Losing it was like burning the digital music library of Alexandria.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Linux graphical apps coming to Windows SubSystem for Linux in ~tech

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    I have a Hyper-V VM on my Windows machine that is literally just for running emacs in a reasonable way. I use X410 and minimize the VM window once it's running.

    I have a Hyper-V VM on my Windows machine that is literally just for running emacs in a reasonable way. I use X410 and minimize the VM window once it's running.

  18. Comment on What's the deal with gemini? in ~comp

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    Looks like no one answered this, but a webring was the concept of having a bunch of websites that each linked to others, in a big ring. So each site would show you two other sites in the ring. If...

    Looks like no one answered this, but a webring was the concept of having a bunch of websites that each linked to others, in a big ring. So each site would show you two other sites in the ring. If you found a site you liked, it might be on a webring of similar sites and you could just walk through the list one by one.

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  19. Comment on Do you (still) use IRC? in ~tech

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    To be honest, IRC filesharing was way better than torrents for the simple reason that bytes came in sequentially. When Doctor Who started up again in 2005 I was able to start a download about 10...

    To be honest, IRC filesharing was way better than torrents for the simple reason that bytes came in sequentially. When Doctor Who started up again in 2005 I was able to start a download about 10 minutes after it finished airing in the UK and the transfer rate was higher than the encoding rate, so I could pretty much just start watching as soon as the transfer started.

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  20. Comment on Do you (still) use IRC? in ~tech

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    I'm still basically in two IRC channels which I've been in for something like two decades now. They're pretty quiet these days. For one of the channels the people have mostly moved to Slack and...

    I'm still basically in two IRC channels which I've been in for something like two decades now. They're pretty quiet these days. For one of the channels the people have mostly moved to Slack and Discord.

    It'd be nice if there were one good place where things could migrate. I'm am getting sort of tired of paying IRCCloud to have a not-ass IRC experience.

    1 vote