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  1. Comment on Need for Speed Heat - Reveal Trailer in ~games

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    Awful trailer, but i'm excited for some Need For Speed

    Awful trailer, but i'm excited for some Need For Speed

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

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    I've finally gotten into Gran Turismo Sport and its online component. It's a challenging game, you definitely need to do your research on the tracks and cars to get good results, but I'm very much...

    I've finally gotten into Gran Turismo Sport and its online component.

    It's a challenging game, you definitely need to do your research on the tracks and cars to get good results, but I'm very much enjoying turning off the assists and treating it as a proper sim game.

    Skill-based games tend to bring out my competitiveness which usually lies dormant within. I like that.

    Cars and tracks are gorgeously done and the game looks awesome in HDR. Highly recommend.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What old game would you most want to see remastered/remade? in ~games

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    Mass Effect 1 and 2. Bioware please, it's about time.

    Mass Effect 1 and 2.

    Bioware please, it's about time.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Primitive Technology: Crossdraft Kiln in ~hobbies

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    Always enjoy his videos, so meditative, makes me want to believe that in some kind of apocalypse scenario I could do the same. No wait, who am I kidding, i'd be dead in a week.

    Always enjoy his videos, so meditative, makes me want to believe that in some kind of apocalypse scenario I could do the same. No wait, who am I kidding, i'd be dead in a week.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What are examples of modern games that would fit in perfectly on retro consoles? in ~games

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    Almost any 2D indie platformer/metroidvania. Hyper Light Drifter Axiom Verge Shovel Knight Celeste Dead Cells

    Almost any 2D indie platformer/metroidvania.

    • Hyper Light Drifter
    • Axiom Verge
    • Shovel Knight
    • Celeste
    • Dead Cells
    1 vote
  6. Comment on What brought you here? in ~tildes

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    Hacker News, reddit getting overpopulated, Drakula theme.

    Hacker News, reddit getting overpopulated, Drakula theme.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on What's your dream laptop for running *nix? in ~comp

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    New Thinkpad X1E Gen2 with i7-9750H. Insanely expensive though, but maybe I can convince my workplace to get one :thinking:

    New Thinkpad X1E Gen2 with i7-9750H. Insanely expensive though, but maybe I can convince my workplace to get one :thinking:

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Celebrating 30 years of Warp with a special weekend broadcast. Warp Records and NTS present WXAXRXP Fri 21 June 2019 12:00 — Sun 23 June 2019 23:59 in ~music

  9. Comment on Android aftermarket development and its boring state. in ~tech

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    Locked bootloaders, complicated hardware and missing drivers are not helping. The golden age of Cyanogen is gone.

    Locked bootloaders, complicated hardware and missing drivers are not helping.

    The golden age of Cyanogen is gone.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Celebrating 30 years of Warp with a special weekend broadcast. Warp Records and NTS present WXAXRXP Fri 21 June 2019 12:00 — Sun 23 June 2019 23:59 in ~music

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    It it being recorded?

    It it being recorded?

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Manufactured Discontent and Fortnite in ~tech

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    Oof, I can see so many parallels in how MTG Arena keeps you hooked it's almost uncomfortable.

    Oof, I can see so many parallels in how MTG Arena keeps you hooked it's almost uncomfortable.

  12. Comment on Now that E3 is over, which games are you most excited about? in ~games

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    The Outer Worlds Doom Eternal Zelda BotW 2 Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Cyberpunk Microsoft Flight Simulator Pretty big list if you compare to E3 2018. I'm almost ready to pull the...
    • The Outer Worlds
    • Doom Eternal
    • Zelda BotW 2
    • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
    • Cyberpunk
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator

    Pretty big list if you compare to E3 2018.
    I'm almost ready to pull the trigger and build a PC. Will wait for Zen 2 and nvidia super refresh and here I come.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on YouTube without all the crap? in ~tech

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    Except your RSS subs are still unsorted (they're working on it)

    Except your RSS subs are still unsorted (they're working on it)

  14. Comment on Mozilla CEO: Paid, premium features for Firefox coming this fall in ~tech

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    Can I pay for hw accelerated video on Linux though?

    Can I pay for hw accelerated video on Linux though?

    6 votes
  15. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    No. The governments now have enough tech to enslave and indoctrinate the population. Democratic processes are falling apart. The inequality gap is only widening over the years. Global warming is...

    No.
    The governments now have enough tech to enslave and indoctrinate the population.
    Democratic processes are falling apart. The inequality gap is only widening over the years.
    Global warming is fucking up the planet and will probably result in huge refugee crisis in the future.
    Social media is destroying our attention spans, ability to have real relationships and think for ourselves, promoting mob mentality instead.

    Sorry, i'm very much a doomer when it comes to this question. I honestly believe that technological progress has vastly outpaced our ability to moderate consumption of its use and that might be our undoing in the end. We're probably screwed.

  16. Comment on A collection of notable Tildes threads! in ~tildes

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    So a new user found a website with cool content, wants to better categorize it, and you kind of went off on him for no reason. @OneTriz here's my favourite thread about content elitism:...

    So a new user found a website with cool content, wants to better categorize it, and you kind of went off on him for no reason.

    @OneTriz here's my favourite thread about content elitism: https://tildes.net/~tildes/e0p/by_making_both_high_quality_discussion_and_transparent_community_development_a_core_part_of_its

    10 votes
  17. Comment on Stunning video shows the packed peaks of Mount Everest amid deadly season in ~misc

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    Apparently EU experience doesn't include the video functionality.

    Welcome to USA TODAY NETWORK’S EUROPEAN UNION EXPERIENCE

    Apparently EU experience doesn't include the video functionality.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on 'If not I, then who?’: Armed with the internet, Russia’s young people want to remake their world in ~news

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    And then they get censored and pummelled into the ground by militarised police (here's a video of the National Guard practicing crowd control). Russia is ramping up the tools to control the...

    And then they get censored and pummelled into the ground by militarised police (here's a video of the National Guard practicing crowd control).

    Russia is ramping up the tools to control the population even more, passing laws that prevent dissent, allow more control over the internet (1kk+ IPv4 addresses are already blocked in Russia for various reasons). I see very little hope of this changing, especially since most of the population is indoctrinated by the government media and/or indifferent to the situation. Once the cycle is completed we're going back to stasi-enabled DDR world, this time in Russia.
    ..
    But the same hostile environment gives birth to people waking up and saying "what the actual fuck?".
    I see young people being very tech-savvy and very active on the web.
    Resistance to Telegram being blocked has been big, which is itself a hilarious story of a botched technical implementation of filtering. Just shows the technical incompetence of the government agencies.

    And to me, this is key. They are technically incompetent. All they have is brute force. But if people give up on resisting and defending their right to communicate privately, to me, the hope is lost.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    How long have you been playing with electronic music? I've dabbled into ableton a bit, I want to try something hardware, but I'm very much afraid of the infamous Gear Acquirement Syndrome.

    How long have you been playing with electronic music? I've dabbled into ableton a bit, I want to try something hardware, but I'm very much afraid of the infamous Gear Acquirement Syndrome.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Mental health support & discussion thread (June 2019 edition) in ~talk

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    I don’t know you or what you do, but Twitter or any of these online communities are not your whole life. There is so much more to it, just step away from your machine and go do something nice...

    I don’t know you or what you do, but Twitter or any of these online communities are not your whole life. There is so much more to it, just step away from your machine and go do something nice outside, it’s the first day of summer after all.

    Take care

    11 votes