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  1. Comment on Oglers, repeated glancers, gazers - Stories and opinions in ~talk

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    Seems almost like the visual equivalent of semantic satiation. Too much of the same input for an extended period of time being having its meaning distorted. Hmm

    Seems almost like the visual equivalent of semantic satiation. Too much of the same input for an extended period of time being having its meaning distorted. Hmm

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

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    Haven't gotten too far into it yet, but some pals and I who've been itching for 3p coop games just started Wildermyth. Seems super cool so far! I like how the characters will clearly have some...

    Haven't gotten too far into it yet, but some pals and I who've been itching for 3p coop games just started Wildermyth. Seems super cool so far! I like how the characters will clearly have some story develop between them, rather than being somewhat generic self-inserts (though those can be fun too for immersion).
    For The King was the last thing we played and we had a blast with that. Also picked up Gloomhaven but we put a hold on it for now as performance/loading got to be a drag. :/
    If anyone knows of games in a similar vein lmk! :)

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  3. Comment on China unleashed its propaganda machine on Peng Shuai’s #MeToo accusation. Her story still got out. in ~tech

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    Well, for some value of 'got out'. News cycles are unforgiving and people are forgetful; internally their control over 'the official narrative' sounds foregone (the article more or less...

    Well, for some value of 'got out'. News cycles are unforgiving and people are forgetful; internally their control over 'the official narrative' sounds foregone (the article more or less acknowledges the blanket wipes/locking as perfunctory for China at this point) and externally it's not hard to stir up trolls to argue/distract until a story 'blows over', which the article points out was/is their plan.

    Still pretty terrifying to see it in action though. My stomach turns at the idea of what their regime'll look like with Apple's level of effectiveness in control over user devices, especially as Apple's willing to capitulate on things like editing their maps to fall in line with their propaganda. :/

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

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    good q, I picked it up when it was first on sale (~$14) but if you're good with playing games in early access I'd say it's one of the better ones, especially if you could see yourself enjoying the...

    good q, I picked it up when it was first on sale (~$14) but if you're good with playing games in early access I'd say it's one of the better ones, especially if you could see yourself enjoying the type of game. I've reached out to the dev a couple times with suggestions and they seem both active and interested in bettering it.

    Tip though, if you haven't learned a lot about logic/assembly the game doesn't quite walk you through it standalone - it does have a discord who can help point you in the right learning resources, but the game itself is more like a playable version of software such as Logisim. (We used that plenty when learning CS, hehe) iirc the latter's free so if you poke around with it a bit and feel up to taking on the same presented as a series of levels, def check out TC.

    Gotta get going but I'd be happy to chat more about this space later ^_^

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

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    I kind of get what you mean. I keep bouncing around vague ideas for incrementals/factory sims/etc which go back and forth between being able to 'break the game' and trying to 'optimize' it, seems...

    I kind of get what you mean. I keep bouncing around vague ideas for incrementals/factory sims/etc which go back and forth between being able to 'break the game' and trying to 'optimize' it, seems like a tricky thing to balance.

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

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    As a Zachtronics fan, I've been enjoying "Turing Complete". It's eaten into all the time I was planning on playing Manufactoria 2022 ^_^ (which admittedly I do wish had a 'classic graphics' mode)

    As a Zachtronics fan, I've been enjoying "Turing Complete". It's eaten into all the time I was planning on playing Manufactoria 2022 ^_^ (which admittedly I do wish had a 'classic graphics' mode)

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  7. Comment on The tyrannical mods of Stack Overflow in ~comp

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    Sponsorblock's pretty neat for 'in-content' ads/interaction reminders common on YT. It autoskips as marked by the community (you can also set it to mute, etc), and it's pretty easy both to add new...

    Sponsorblock's pretty neat for 'in-content' ads/interaction reminders common on YT. It autoskips as marked by the community (you can also set it to mute, etc), and it's pretty easy both to add new entries and whitelist channels you like.

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  8. Comment on I want to watch anime more regularly but I'm not sure where to go to do so. Do you have any recommendations? in ~anime

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    As a formerly-too-broke-to-pay-for-stuff student, I do wish supporting media was decoupled from access in some clever distribution model. I'd never have found half the stuff I went back to support...

    As a formerly-too-broke-to-pay-for-stuff student, I do wish supporting media was decoupled from access in some clever distribution model. I'd never have found half the stuff I went back to support otherwise.

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