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  1. Comment on My first DnD character died. What should I do next? in ~games.tabletop

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    It's up to your GM. Last time someone has died in our group, they've rolled a character of the same level as the lowest char of the whole group, which is exactly what GM's guide suggests (p.236)...

    It's up to your GM. Last time someone has died in our group, they've rolled a character of the same level as the lowest char of the whole group, which is exactly what GM's guide suggests (p.236)

    But even if GM decides to roll you back couple of levels - you'd catch up pretty quickly anyway, given how CR and experience works in 5e.

  2. Comment on Apple switches to its own chips for Mac computers as it adds features, privacy controls in ~tech

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    I'm excited to see if this eventually extends to the data center world. Major cloud providers are already offering ARM cpu cores, but private cloud industry is still firmly in Intel's grip

    I'm excited to see if this eventually extends to the data center world. Major cloud providers are already offering ARM cpu cores, but private cloud industry is still firmly in Intel's grip

  3. Comment on Who are your favourite game developers? in ~games

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    Remedy, love their story-driven world-building in Alan Wake and Control. Psyonix, they were very thoughtful with monetization for Rocket League and keep updating the game years after the release.

    Remedy, love their story-driven world-building in Alan Wake and Control.

    Psyonix, they were very thoughtful with monetization for Rocket League and keep updating the game years after the release.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on With YouTube Music, Google is holding my speakers for ransom in ~tech

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    That's funny, considering how good Spotify is with switching and handing off music to different devices, it's kind of a stupid move from Google. Losing consumer faith in already oversaturated...

    That's funny, considering how good Spotify is with switching and handing off music to different devices, it's kind of a stupid move from Google. Losing consumer faith in already oversaturated music streaming market seems like a bad idea.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    Flown my FPV drone for the first time in local park. Was kind of scary because there were still a lot of people around, but it's great fun, it goes really fast, and I've almost lost it in the...

    Flown my FPV drone for the first time in local park. Was kind of scary because there were still a lot of people around, but it's great fun, it goes really fast, and I've almost lost it in the field, good thing it beeps when it loses the connection with the controller.

    Wizard x220

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What are some songs that use repeating lyrics as the central motif? in ~music

  7. Comment on Germany open-sources their COVID-19 contact-tracing app in ~tech

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    Both iOS and Android versions. Android one is still attached to Google Play store though, no F-Droid version. Personally I'm going to wait a little bit before installing it, until people smarter...

    Both iOS and Android versions. Android one is still attached to Google Play store though, no F-Droid version.

    Personally I'm going to wait a little bit before installing it, until people smarter than me audit it.

  8. Comment on Let's give some love to indies! What's your favourite indie game? in ~games

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    Right now it's Slay the Spire. It's basically a Hearthstone roguelike deck-builder (think HS arena on FTL style map). Except it's single player, no microtransactions. There are multiple classes...

    Right now it's Slay the Spire. It's basically a Hearthstone roguelike deck-builder (think HS arena on FTL style map). Except it's single player, no microtransactions.

    There are multiple classes with multiple "archetypes" and good amount of variety every run. Higly recommend.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Electronic Arts games listed on Steam in ~games

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    I don't really get the point, it still requires EA Origin, might as well buy it there?

    I don't really get the point, it still requires EA Origin, might as well buy it there?

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What are secure alternatives to slack, and what are your experiences with them? in ~tech

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    Last time we've tried it, Riot was exceptionally sluggish in rooms with 20+ participants.

    Last time we've tried it, Riot was exceptionally sluggish in rooms with 20+ participants.

  11. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I've finished Devs and apart from the somewhat fumbled ending it was great. I'm not too sure about how hard-sciency the show is, but the concepts show is exploring are fascinating. I've definitely...

    I've finished Devs and apart from the somewhat fumbled ending it was great. I'm not too sure about how hard-sciency the show is, but the concepts show is exploring are fascinating. I've definitely spent some hours on Wikipedia reading up on the topic of quantum mechanics and determinism.
    I'm also happy that it's a "mini-serie", they've managed to tell the whole story in 9 episodes and not end it on a stupid cliffhanger, since there's not going to be a second season.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Questions about graphics card failures in ~tech

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    The only card that has failed on me was Asus GF560Ti years ago. It's a known issue where the GPU die essentially unsolders itself from the board and you start getting lots of artifacts. I then...

    The only card that has failed on me was Asus GF560Ti years ago. It's a known issue where the GPU die essentially unsolders itself from the board and you start getting lots of artifacts.

    I then proceeded to bake it in the oven, at a crisp 250C and it came back to life and soldiered on for a couple more years until I've eventually upgraded it.

    Since then I've had a EVGA GF1070 and Gigabyte RTX2070S and they've worked flawlessly.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Looking for good quality sleep headphones in ~tech

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    Unrelated question, but I assume you use them with your phone through a dongle. If so, which kind? And if it's an USB-C adapter, does it work on anything but your phone?

    Unrelated question, but I assume you use them with your phone through a dongle.
    If so, which kind? And if it's an USB-C adapter, does it work on anything but your phone?

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Looking for good quality sleep headphones in ~tech

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    Are they still plagued by connector issues? On my last pair left headphone was broken after a year of use. But I shure enjoyed it (sorry) while they've lasted.

    Shure SE215

    Are they still plagued by connector issues? On my last pair left headphone was broken after a year of use. But I shure enjoyed it (sorry) while they've lasted.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Redditor finds unsecured surveillance cameras seemingly placed by the US government in ~misc

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    The thing that worries me more than the obvious privacy issue is the incompetency and systematic technical delinquency of governments around the world. These are the people that we trust to...

    The thing that worries me more than the obvious privacy issue is the incompetency and systematic technical delinquency of governments around the world.

    These are the people that we trust to protect us, and yet they cannot even password-protect a publicly-accessible camera.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on As a DM, I kinda hate Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition in ~games.tabletop

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    You're the DM, you have an ability to tweak almost everything you've described, within reason. Low enemy AC? Tune the encounters, change the stats on the fly. Don't like the familiars using help...

    You're the DM, you have an ability to tweak almost everything you've described, within reason.

    Low enemy AC? Tune the encounters, change the stats on the fly. Don't like the familiars using help action every turn? Don't allow it!

    We've just started playing 5e with my friends, and it was very easy to pick up. Almost no busywork, just the core mechanics. But if you would like to go deeper and into more hardcore rules, I don't see a reason not to introduce them. It's your campaign after all. House rules are a thing.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on As a DM, I kinda hate Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition in ~games.tabletop

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    What's the difference between spell points and spell slots though? It's just a number, isn't it?

    What's the difference between spell points and spell slots though? It's just a number, isn't it?

  18. Comment on What are your internet time sinks? in ~talk

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    Reddit, YouTube, Hacker News, Telegram, The Guardian

    Reddit, YouTube, Hacker News, Telegram, The Guardian

    2 votes
  19. Comment on AMC Theatres refuses to play Universal films in wake of 'Trolls World Tour' in ~movies

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    What a way to sign your own death warrant. I barely go to the movies already, most of them provide a crappy experience: overpriced popcorn, overpriced drinks, assholes loudly speaking during the...

    What a way to sign your own death warrant. I barely go to the movies already, most of them provide a crappy experience: overpriced popcorn, overpriced drinks, assholes loudly speaking during the movies, I could go on.

    I already have a gorgeous 65" OLED screen at home, it's not exactly IMAX, but the picture quality is great, so I'd rather watch everything in the comfort of my own home.

    5 votes