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  1. Comment on We are back at square one of personal messaging in ~tech

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    What's the last time you've sent a personal email though? My personal email is just a sink for website registrations at this point. I'd love to bring it back, but people are so used to instant...

    What's the last time you've sent a personal email though?
    My personal email is just a sink for website registrations at this point.

    I'd love to bring it back, but people are so used to instant messaging now, i don't think it's viable.

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

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    Very much into stoner / psych rock lately. If you're into 70s prog sound like me, but appreciate a bit of harshness and fuzz, try these: Mythic Sunship - Another Shape of Psychedelic Music Groovy...

    Very much into stoner / psych rock lately.
    If you're into 70s prog sound like me, but appreciate a bit of harshness and fuzz, try these:

  3. Comment on Survey: 83% of US teens have an iPhone, Android 9% in ~tech

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    I'm so tired of hearing about this "iMessage lock-in". Get off SMS already, America. There's one and it's called Telegram. Clients are insanely good on both desktop and mobile. There are also...

    I'm so tired of hearing about this "iMessage lock-in". Get off SMS already, America.

    There's no good cross-platform messaging standard that's as cohesive and clean as iMessage. Discord, WhatsApp, I've tried them all. In comparison, they suck. They're clunky, poorly designed, and don't flow with the rest of iOS.

    There's one and it's called Telegram. Clients are insanely good on both desktop and mobile.
    There are also bots, channels, groups, audio calls, 3rd-party clients - it's a proper ecosystem too.
    The fact that they've rolled their own crypto is a different story though..

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Light themes or Dark themes? in ~tech

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    Dark all the way. Especially since websites like to have so much empty whitespace these days.

    Dark all the way. Especially since websites like to have so much empty whitespace these days.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on People of Tildes, what apps and programs do you use regularly on your PC? in ~tech

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    I separate work and personal bookmarks and history with profiles. Safari doesn't have this functionality. I use gopass for password management and Safari doesn't have an extension to work with it....

    I separate work and personal bookmarks and history with profiles. Safari doesn't have this functionality.
    I use gopass for password management and Safari doesn't have an extension to work with it.
    My work uses Google Docs heavily and unsurprisingly they work best in Chromium based browsers.

    I think I eventually will have to transition from Apple environment anyway, so might as well not lock myself into their browser.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on People of Tildes, what apps and programs do you use regularly on your PC? in ~tech

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    OS: MacOS Browser: ungoogled chromium (wish i could use firefox, but the performance on my laptop is way worse than chromium) Music: Swinsian + Spotify Filesync: Resilio Sync Backup: rclone into...

    OS: MacOS
    Browser: ungoogled chromium (wish i could use firefox, but the performance on my laptop is way worse than chromium)
    Music: Swinsian + Spotify
    Filesync: Resilio Sync
    Backup: rclone into the cloud
    Text: Sublime Text and vim
    Passwords: gopass + git
    Terminal: iTerm2

  7. Comment on Magic: the Gathering - War of the Spark previews have started in ~games

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    I think a lot of it is supposed to be balanced around the ability to kill them in combat, though, I can't just slam a planeswalker if I don't have much board to protect it. But ticking-bomb-Teferi...

    I think a lot of it is supposed to be balanced around the ability to kill them in combat, though, I can't just slam a planeswalker if I don't have much board to protect it. But ticking-bomb-Teferi is real, yeah.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Magic: the Gathering - War of the Spark previews have started in ~games

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    Well, can you play around enchantments? I view planeswalkers as limited use enchantments that you can interact with in combat.

    Well, can you play around enchantments? I view planeswalkers as limited use enchantments that you can interact with in combat.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Google is rolling out AMP for Gmail to let you shop and fill out forms without leaving your inbox. in ~tech

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    Woo, more trackers, now in your email! Time to leave google.

    Woo, more trackers, now in your email! Time to leave google.

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

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    It's just really well done. Especially the UI. My biggest pet peeve with PUBG was looting interface, Apex has implemented it really well. Another thing is ping system which allows to communicated...

    It's just really well done. Especially the UI. My biggest pet peeve with PUBG was looting interface, Apex has implemented it really well.

    Another thing is ping system which allows to communicated with your team really clearly and efficiently. Makes playing with random much better experience than in other BRoyales.

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

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    I use Geforce Now to play Magic Arena almost every day. I've also previously tried parsec.tv (runs on Amazon), Shadow and PS Now as well as home streaming when I've owned a gaming PC. Your...

    I use Geforce Now to play Magic Arena almost every day. I've also previously tried parsec.tv (runs on Amazon), Shadow and PS Now as well as home streaming when I've owned a gaming PC.

    1. Your connection has to be really stable and preferably wired.
    2. Ping, jitter and stability are more important than throughput.
    3. Even if it's perfect, input lag and compression artifacts are still noticeable.

    In my opinion, the technology is still not there to compete with a proper gaming PC, however if targeted at the "casual" demographics it can be good enough. I wouldn't recommend streaming twitch shooters (Doom Eternal feels like a bad idea), but Hearhstone, Magic and Civilization or slow-paced single player stuff like the Last Of Us or Witcher are perfectly suitable.

    Even though I'm still not convinced, I'm rooting for the solution. I believe that GPU-sharing would be very beneficial for PC gaming, since it lowers the entry cost to basically nothing, and once we get proper 5G network coverage, it could be very well extended to mobile clients. But right now connectivity is just not good enough and it can take years before we're there. Also knowing how Google treats services, i'm worried that Stadia might disappear after awhile.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Which OS do you use and how does it look? in ~comp

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    iTerm in particular is unbeatable, in my opinion. Easy tiling, broadcast input, tmux integration are features I use almost every day.

    iTerm in particular is unbeatable, in my opinion. Easy tiling, broadcast input, tmux integration are features I use almost every day.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Whats the most important alias or function in your bashrc file? in ~comp

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    I'll tag along. This allows me to share history between bash sessions/tabs/windows, helps to quickly ctl+r a thing I've just typed in a different window and just have more confidence in history...

    I'll tag along. This allows me to share history between bash sessions/tabs/windows, helps to quickly ctl+r a thing I've just typed in a different window and just have more confidence in history lookup overall:

    # append to history, don't overwrite it
    shopt -s histappend
    # Save and reload the history after each command finishes
    export PROMPT_COMMAND="history -a; history -c; history -r; $PROMPT_COMMAND"
    
  14. Comment on Which OS do you use and how does it look? in ~comp

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    MacOS. Nice, well-polished desktop experience, unix environment for development and good battery life. Love it. I wish Apple would get on top of hardware experience again, though. My 2015 13" MBP...

    MacOS. Nice, well-polished desktop experience, unix environment for development and good battery life. Love it. I wish Apple would get on top of hardware experience again, though. My 2015 13" MBP is getting to a point where i would like to upgrade it, but the new line with shallow keyboard and touchbar gimmick doesn't appeal to me at all.

    I keep trying linux every year, but things that I consider as must-have basics like hardware video acceleration on the web, "proper" font rendering (okay that one is subjective), per-screen scaling and tear-free display output are still not there out of the box.
    I have very little patience for my desktop machine, it's almost like you have to treat managing desktop linux as a hobby to make it work. Maybe once wayland ecosystem becomes stable, I'll finally make the switch. New quad-core Thinkpad would be nice.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on Human body might be able to pick up on Earth's magnetic field in ~science

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    Veritasium has just put up a video about this research

    Veritasium has just put up a video about this research

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Halo Master Chief Collection PC release confirmed, Halo Reach coming to Halo MCC in ~games

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    Oof Microsoft really wants people to buy into Game Pass subscription, and it's really tempting to give in, some serious value there.

    Oof Microsoft really wants people to buy into Game Pass subscription, and it's really tempting to give in, some serious value there.

  17. Comment on Kurzgesagt's "Trust" video may have been a preemptive move to avoid criticism. in ~misc

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    The "small youtuber's stolen idea" argument kind of falls flat for me, it's about their channel after all, although I can see how it leaves a bit of a poor taste, Phillip should have told him....

    The "small youtuber's stolen idea" argument kind of falls flat for me, it's about their channel after all, although I can see how it leaves a bit of a poor taste, Phillip should have told him.

    Anyway, if you treat pop-science Youtube videos as a single source of truth, I think you should consider holding yourself to higher research standards. It's like reading the first paragraph of a wiki page and claiming that you've grasped a complex subject. It's can be a nice introduction, sure, but always do your reading.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Apple announces new iPad Air and iPad mini in ~tech

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    There's still not much reason to upgrade if you already have a tablet. My original iPad Air is still doing okay. Apple kind of brought it back from the dead for me with iOS12.

    There's still not much reason to upgrade if you already have a tablet.
    My original iPad Air is still doing okay. Apple kind of brought it back from the dead for me with iOS12.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Dick Dale, Surf Rock Icon, Dead at 81 in ~music

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    This guy got me into instrumental rock, what a legend. RIP

    This guy got me into instrumental rock, what a legend. RIP