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  1. Comment on What's your hardware setup? in ~tech

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    Laptop: HP Envy 17-u108ca (17 inch display, 16GB ram, i7-7500U 2.7, up to 3.5, GHz, GeForce 940MX) w/ aluminum laptop stand. 2nd Monitor: Acer R240HY (23.8 inch display, 1080p) Speakers: Logitech...
    • Laptop: HP Envy 17-u108ca (17 inch display, 16GB ram, i7-7500U 2.7, up to 3.5, GHz, GeForce 940MX) w/ aluminum laptop stand.
    • 2nd Monitor: Acer R240HY (23.8 inch display, 1080p)
    • Speakers: Logitech Z150 2.0 Channels
    • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S8
    • External SSD: 128 GB (for storing stuff to watch on Plex, this used to be my laptop SSD but I upgraded it to a 320 GB SSD)
    • External HDD: 4 TB (for backups)
    • Headphones: Sennheiser HD 201 (had them for 6 years now, the only issue is that the shiny part around the foam is finally starting to tear away; love these headphones, best $30 I ever spent)
    • Keyboard: Redragon K552
    • Mouse: Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED (wireless)

    I also use a (dying) 4 port USB3.0 hub, as there's no dock available for my laptop and it unfortunately doesn't have enough USBs (3 USB3 and one USBc, all which are used).

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Adam Savage and Vsauce's Michael Stevens build a kendama in ~hobbies

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    I was really hoping for "Tested. Michael here." to open it up.

    I was really hoping for "Tested. Michael here." to open it up.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Timasomo 2020 Thread #4: Update Thread 3 in ~creative

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    Make sure you're taking care of yourself, that's first and foremost important. Looking forward to next year, then :)

    Make sure you're taking care of yourself, that's first and foremost important. Looking forward to next year, then :)

    6 votes
  4. Comment on Timasomo 2020 Thread #0: Planning Thread in ~creative

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    While I will not be partaking this year, I will be watching intently! I hope everyone has fun!

    While I will not be partaking this year, I will be watching intently! I hope everyone has fun!

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Tildes helped my wife find work! in ~talk

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    I had not heard of super recognizers until today. I took a basic test and got 12 out of 14 correct. That's kinda cool. It makes sense that I'm okay at facial recognition, since that's how I tend...

    I had not heard of super recognizers until today. I took a basic test and got 12 out of 14 correct. That's kinda cool. It makes sense that I'm okay at facial recognition, since that's how I tend to remember people. I don't remember names very well, usually just faces. Though it won't be major details of faces, so like eye colour and hair colour don't mean much to me, but the face in general always stands out.

    Congrats to your wife though, that's super cool!

    8 votes
  6. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Late last night (from about 11:30p to 1:00a) I finally moved my desk from one corner to the opposite corner. Now the rest of the room is a mess so I'll have to clean up that over this week and...

    Late last night (from about 11:30p to 1:00a) I finally moved my desk from one corner to the opposite corner. Now the rest of the room is a mess so I'll have to clean up that over this week and into next week. Bleh.

    Otherwise I played some video games (Rise to Ruins, CS:Source), and finished rewatching the first season of Halt and Catch Fire.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on How can we change the site's structure/mechanics/patterns so that we're not discouraging posting "too much" on particular subjects? in ~tildes.official

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    People may view the cost barrier as the ONLY wait to get in, even if it's explained otherwise. To me that just seems like a big detractor to the site.

    People may view the cost barrier as the ONLY wait to get in, even if it's explained otherwise. To me that just seems like a big detractor to the site.

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

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    That's awesome. Very cool to hear.

    That's awesome. Very cool to hear.

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

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    It's nice to see/hear of people playing Radio General. I played a demo of it a few months back and it was really cool. I'm acquainted with Michael from Foolish Mortals, as we're from the same...

    It's nice to see/hear of people playing Radio General. I played a demo of it a few months back and it was really cool. I'm acquainted with Michael from Foolish Mortals, as we're from the same city, and the game dev community is small.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on I was wrong. CRDTs are the future in ~comp

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    Neither OT or CRDT are perfect solutions, unless you don't mind a large computational wait between updates and storage (for CRDT). I'm watching the video referenced in the article, but those seem...

    Neither OT or CRDT are perfect solutions, unless you don't mind a large computational wait between updates and storage (for CRDT). I'm watching the video referenced in the article, but those seem to be the biggest hurdles. You want an accurate document, then you need to wait and have extra storage to store both copies of the changes for the algorithm to make an accurate document (for CRDT).

    At least from what I understand so far. I'm not done the video yet, and then I'll be rereading the article after.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    A lot of gaming, and some friends were in the city visiting family so I got to see them for a bit yesterday. Started getting my bookshelf cleared out to begin flipping my office around. I hope I...

    A lot of gaming, and some friends were in the city visiting family so I got to see them for a bit yesterday. Started getting my bookshelf cleared out to begin flipping my office around. I hope I can complete it tonight.

    This is the plan

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Why some people change their wallpaper/profile picture more than others ? in ~talk

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    I constantly change my profile picture, my internet handle, my hair, and my facial hair. I also used to be notorious for doing this with my email. The reason: I simply get bored of what I have. I...

    I constantly change my profile picture, my internet handle, my hair, and my facial hair. I also used to be notorious for doing this with my email.

    The reason: I simply get bored of what I have.

    I may have commitment issues...

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

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    Most of my gaming time is currently spent playing Forager, but I don't game a lot anymore. It's a great game if you like the survivalist, exaggerated-life simulators. You build buildings that do...

    Most of my gaming time is currently spent playing Forager, but I don't game a lot anymore. It's a great game if you like the survivalist, exaggerated-life simulators. You build buildings that do things (such as furnaces, forges, factories), but you're just one dude against a world. You start on a single island, objects spawn in such as berry bushes, trees, stones, ore, and you have to mine everything, build things, get money, kill monsters, buy adjacent lands. You gain experience points with things you do: mine, kill. When you gain levels, you get skill points.

    It's a fun, simple distractionary game, but it can definitely be a time sink in the early goings, as there's a lot to do, in a way. Eventually it becomes more chore like until you encounter islands with challenges, or lots of mobs.

    I've also played a bit of Counter Strike: Source again recently. Always a fun time with friends. We found a zombie server, which is kinda cool. You pick a class, guns, and survive the days, leveling up.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I've been playing around a lot with more pixel art, and have gotten a little bit better. This is helpful as I help out on an open-source game, TetraForce, with a couple visuals, as well as I'm...

    I've been playing around a lot with more pixel art, and have gotten a little bit better. This is helpful as I help out on an open-source game, TetraForce, with a couple visuals, as well as I'm doing the pixel art for another project called HOPEBORN, which is really testing my abilities.

    HOPEBORN is a 3D game, but utilizes pixel art for textures, objects, and characters, so I have a lot of work ahead of me. I don't think a website has been set up for the project, but you can check out our project creator's Twitter, as he posts screenshots or quick clips occasionally.

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  15. Comment on What was the first game you ever loved? in ~games

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    Hmm... It would have to be Mega Man 3 for the NES. While it was not the first game I had played, that honor goes to Super Mario Bros., it was the one I became enraptured with. The number two to...

    Hmm...

    It would have to be Mega Man 3 for the NES. While it was not the first game I had played, that honor goes to Super Mario Bros., it was the one I became enraptured with. The number two to that would have been Dragon Warrior (NES), and number three would be a tie between Adventure Island 2 (NES) and Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES).

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    And daywalker. Need some Blade representation.

    And daywalker. Need some Blade representation.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Horizon Zero Dawn officially announced to be coming to the PC in ~games

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    It's good that way though because then you become extremely proficient with sneaking, sniping, and murderizing.

    It's good that way though because then you become extremely proficient with sneaking, sniping, and murderizing.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Horizon Zero Dawn officially announced to be coming to the PC in ~games

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    I guess in a way it made the gameplay richer, but it's always a self-satisfaction thing when I can play and beat on hard mode without ever having played normal or easy. Then if I want to reply, I...

    I guess in a way it made the gameplay richer, but it's always a self-satisfaction thing when I can play and beat on hard mode without ever having played normal or easy. Then if I want to reply, I play it easier and realize just how powerful I am lol

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Certified ninja and calves model.

    Certified ninja and calves model.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I have lost 1 kg (2.2 lbs) in the past week, even though I ate mostly like shit lol I was so ready to just start my 13 weeks over this week but I think I'm okay. I just have to ramp it up a little...

    I have lost 1 kg (2.2 lbs) in the past week, even though I ate mostly like shit lol I was so ready to just start my 13 weeks over this week but I think I'm okay. I just have to ramp it up a little bit, even though I am aware that 1 kg a week is the sort of max recommendation, I have enough body fat on me that the first few weeks of intense weight loss isn't too big a deal.

    4 votes