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  1. Comment on Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more in ~tech

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    To add to the mentions of PowerToys, Microsoft is also working on a package manager that looks promising: winget-cli, which already supports quite a bit of software. And just for the sake of...

    To add to the mentions of PowerToys, Microsoft is also working on a package manager that looks promising: winget-cli, which already supports quite a bit of software. And just for the sake of completeness, there's also a great Windows Terminal that's not PowerShell.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Elden Ring - Gameplay reveal in ~games

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    I'm expecting another soulslike, hoping it has more of Skyrim, though. But don't get your hopes up too high :D

    I'm expecting another soulslike, hoping it has more of Skyrim, though. But don't get your hopes up too high :D

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Elden Ring - Gameplay reveal in ~games

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    It exists! Release Date: January 21, 2022 Glad it included the Steam icon for a PC release at the end :)

    It exists!

    Release Date: January 21, 2022

    Glad it included the Steam icon for a PC release at the end :)

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Tab viewer/organizer? in ~tech

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    I know it's not quite the solution you're looking for and I'm not trying to convert you to use another browser, but the Vivaldi Browser has an extensive feature set for Tab Management. It supports...

    I know it's not quite the solution you're looking for and I'm not trying to convert you to use another browser, but the Vivaldi Browser has an extensive feature set for Tab Management. It supports a ton of the stuff mentioned in here natively and they also have a short video introducing some of them.
    I'm using both Firefox and Vivaldi, and sadly I have yet to find a satisfactory solution for Firefox. I wish it would just support Tab Stacking like Vivaldi :/ Maybe I'm also just a messy person and should clean my tabs more often...

    1 vote
  5. Comment on K.Flay - TGIF (2021) in ~music

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    Well, you've got some catching up to do then ;) I can recommend all of her three albums. I have a list of albums I can always listen to, when I don't know what I want to listen to. And she's like...

    First time hearing K.Flay and I dig the hell out of it

    Well, you've got some catching up to do then ;) I can recommend all of her three albums.
    I have a list of albums I can always listen to, when I don't know what I want to listen to. And she's like one of 2 or 3 artists of which I've added all albums.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on The 2021 NHL Playoffs start tomorrow (May 15th) in ~sports

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    Yay, more hockey on here! I'm a Blues fan and I'm kinda scared of the Avs ;) Their team is superb and it'll take a miracle to pull an upset, but Tampa probably remembers that those can happen,...

    Yay, more hockey on here!

    I'm a Blues fan and I'm kinda scared of the Avs ;) Their team is superb and it'll take a miracle to pull an upset, but Tampa probably remembers that those can happen, haha.

    The good thing about these playoffs: the Blues have nothing to lose. The road to the Cup would probably be: Avs, Vegas, Leafs/Oilers and then the Eastern Champ. So yeah, I don't think they'll be the favorite in any of those and the Blues like the underdog role. And there's no shame in losing to any of them since they are all really good teams. There are plenty of models who have the Blues at a less than 20% chance of making it to the 2nd round. The Athletic had a couple of good articles on that matchup and what the Blues have to do to actually win (The top 5 Avs players account for more games won than the entirety of the Blues roster). If they can get in Grubauers head and don't take too many penalties, there's a chance, but it'll still be really, really hard. As long as they put up a fight, I'm happy.

    If the Blues are out, I'm probably rooting for the Panthers, I had a couple of their players on my fantasy team and so I followed them a bit more this season and I guess their franchise could need a push.

    All in all, I'm fairly excited for the games and the series. Seems like lots of teams are either hitting their peak performance this season or having one last shot before rebuilding and I'm sure there'll be an upset here or there.

    Let's go Blues!

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Having kids in ~life

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    I don't know you, so I can't talk to you specifically and only address it in general, but: I highly doubt that many people go out there and just before their first kid is born, go: "I'm going to...

    I like kids but I have complicated reasons to think I will not be a good father

    I don't know you, so I can't talk to you specifically and only address it in general, but: I highly doubt that many people go out there and just before their first kid is born, go: "I'm going to be a great parent!". It's full of uncertainty. Suddenly, you're not sure anymore if you did the most simple things in life like cooking tea correctly and if your baby can really have it :) My child is about to turn one in about four weeks and there doesn't go a day by where I'm not lost about something that I was sure I knew. Or I do something and think: I'm not even sure that's the right thing to do. Or: I could've done that way better. But I'm also reading a book in parallel by the popular and famous danish family therapist Jesper Juul and I always think of a quote in there: "All parents make mistakes. Everyone. I assist a lot of different families, and the best of them only make about 99 a day."

    And that brings me to two points: There's a lot to read about parenthood out there. Yes, there's much trash, but there's also really useful stuff out there. There are support Discords for parents who become parents in the same month so you can stay connected and talk about your experiences, or exchange what your doctors said about various things. With barely any effort. And secondly, you still have the mother (barring exceptions) who loves her child more than anything else. You're in this as a team and that helps a lot. Tackling a newborn with a partner and not alone makes a world of a difference.

    The only thing that I really underestimated was something the linked article also mentions: the child is your schedule now. I always have been a night owl, staying up till 4-5am on the weekends was no rarity. But now the baby wakes up at 7am and there's nothing you can do about it, the baby needs food and new diapers. Not gonna lie, I still miss my night time in front of my PC, discovering new music or new video games, going down some weird rabbit hole on YouTube and Wiki. But it won't be like this forever and all those things don't replace the smile on your baby's face when it wakes up at 7am :)

    13 votes
  8. Comment on Talk to me about one of your passions in ~talk

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    StarCraft Brood War is still well and alive in the e-sports scene. There are still regular seasonal tournaments going on with the best Brood War players in the world and there are still crazy...

    StarCraft Brood War is still well and alive in the e-sports scene. There are still regular seasonal tournaments going on with the best Brood War players in the world and there are still crazy things happening. It's still very popular in Korean PC Bangs and is still watched a lot on their TV, too. New players are rising, old players retiring and it now seems to be going on forever. Some leagues started as early as 1999 and while those generally don't exist anymore, there are still professionally organized tournaments that are also televised. You just need to take a glance at the liquipedia Brood War overview page to realize what a rich history this game has. You have players like Flash who're gods at the game and they still dissect their enemies and beat them in a seemingly easy manner. And last season Flash just casually announced that he's switching to the Random race for the tournament, something that's an absolutely insane thing to do at this level. Those players have thousands upon thousands of matches in their respective races, and he just plays all three now (it's unlikely he continues as Random going forward and probably switches back to Terran). There are videos of other StarCraft Pros reacting to his Random play.

    And all of that doesn't even scratch the tip of the ice berg. You have things like the Bonjwas, Jaedong, Flash's rival, players like )ToT(Mondragon who dominated the non-Korean scene and beat a few Korean players, and I could go on and on and on and on....

    In case I sucked anyone in this rabbit hole: the teamliquid Brood War forums are doing just fine and the next season of the AfreecaTV Starleague is about to start in 11 days. There are popular community members that will cast it in English for the foreigner watchers.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Dungeon Alchemist Kickstarter meet in three hours - Dungeon map generator in ~games.tabletop

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    My wife saw this and started being very interested (for general worldbuilding purposes). So I went ahead and asked a friend who's into DnD, which alternatives there are right now, to find out, if...

    My wife saw this and started being very interested (for general worldbuilding purposes). So I went ahead and asked a friend who's into DnD, which alternatives there are right now, to find out, if it's worth backing. Here are the results for anyone interested:

    From what I've seen, seems like none of these come with 3D view. And the first two are the most common and the most popular, with communities on Discord and reddit to create assets. But once again, I'm not familiar with any of these, other than a few comments from a friend and checking their website :)

    Hope this helps you make a decision.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on 2-person boardgames? in ~talk

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    I'm a big fan of the Dice Tower reviews, and they have plenty of "Top 10 2 player games" videos, see here. Otherwise, Boardgamegeek has a vote by users which player number is the best for a game....

    I'm a big fan of the Dice Tower reviews, and they have plenty of "Top 10 2 player games" videos, see here. Otherwise, Boardgamegeek has a vote by users which player number is the best for a game. I'm sure there are pages/lists of "the highest rated games which are rated best with 2 players". That will include games that are not limited 2 two players exclusively.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Quitting Reddit follow up thread in ~talk

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    I've been (unsuccessfully) trying to quit reddit forever now but I can't fully stop. You can't deny that it can be a great space for niche communities that you can't find anywhere else. The...

    I've been (unsuccessfully) trying to quit reddit forever now but I can't fully stop. You can't deny that it can be a great space for niche communities that you can't find anywhere else. The problem for me was the huge amount of useless information. So what I did and what seemed to work for me so far: unsubscribe from a ton, especially bigger, subreddits and remove the /r/all link everywhere (RES top bar, etc). I think for months I unconsciously went up to the button 'ALL' and wanted to click it, even though it wasn't there anymore. It was sooooo often, it was creepy af. Sometimes I opened reddit, scrolled there, "oh, it's gone!", closed the tab, reopened reddit, and tried to go there again....

    But now I don't miss r/all at all (heh), but only go on reddit on my own frontpage and see mainly small, slow moving subs with content that actually interests me. Since it's been so long, it's probably a good idea to purge my subscribed subreddits again, and downsize even further. This way I get rid of clutter, focus more and more on my core interests, and my front page gets slower and slower, meaning that I have less and less reason to visit reddit a lot.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Reddit hires its first chief financial officer as it prepares for an IPO in ~tech

  13. Comment on Reddit hires its first chief financial officer as it prepares for an IPO in ~tech

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    I'm still more pissed about the hidden privacy changes they've pushed just a few days before the online indicator thing. It was coincidentally also hidden in r/changelog, hahah.

    I'm still more pissed about the hidden privacy changes they've pushed just a few days before the online indicator thing. It was coincidentally also hidden in r/changelog, hahah.

    8 votes
  14. Comment on Loop Hero - Launch trailer in ~games

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    Bought it a few weeks ago because of all the hype surrounding it during the demo festival on Steam. Normally, I don't pre-order games, but there was a sale (and is still going), but I would...

    Bought it a few weeks ago because of all the hype surrounding it during the demo festival on Steam. Normally, I don't pre-order games, but there was a sale (and is still going), but I would probably would've forgotten about it :)

    I've avoided pretty much all spoilers and didn't read much about it and so far I'm loving it! Already sunk over 4 hours into it, so got my money's worth already :) The mix is very fun (to me, for now). Just unlocked another class and very curious where it'll go from where. From what I've seen so far (and I might be missing a ton still, I don't know), it won't have the near infinity replayability like Slay the Spire, but I don't see this getting boring anytime soon, either. Very excited for what's coming next and what content the first few big patches will drop. Hype!

    4 votes
  15. Comment on What if you don't know if you want a child? in ~life

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    I'd suggest the same. He can tell her he's not sure whether he wants them or not but definitely not with the current issues. Talk it out with her and set goals where you would reconsider (keep in...

    I'd suggest the same. He can tell her he's not sure whether he wants them or not but definitely not with the current issues.

    Talk it out with her and set goals where you would reconsider (keep in mind of making it clear that it's not a guarantee but just a point of reconsideration). Make yourself earn a sobriety coin or a one for the first anniversary and she can set herself some weight goal (which also encourages couple sports activities for both of you, btw).

    This approach would have multiple advantages: you both get your issues under control and you both get healthier, it gives both of you time to reconsider everything. And if you both work hard and make it through all of this, I'm fairly sure it'll be much easier for you to make a decision about the child. If it doesn't work out, the problem is also solved.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on The Apple MacBook Air 2020 is 30% brighter when you use Windows in ~tech

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    I'm normally a Windows user but I'm tempted to get the new MacBook Air with Parallels to run Windows on it. But I guess I'm out of luck in that case. But really interesting, that it's artificially...

    I'm normally a Windows user but I'm tempted to get the new MacBook Air with Parallels to run Windows on it. But I guess I'm out of luck in that case. But really interesting, that it's artificially limited.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Has anyone had any new cooking adventures during the quarantine? in ~food

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    Yes! I've been learning how to properly cook and season a beef steak at first :) Then I've taught myself how to do cook a delicious mushroom cream sauce because that's one of those things that...

    Yes! I've been learning how to properly cook and season a beef steak at first :) Then I've taught myself how to do cook a delicious mushroom cream sauce because that's one of those things that always taste really good to me and the recipe was fairly easy. Now I'm in the process of learning how to do proper pizza dough and how to freeze it properly, so that in the future I can just make enough dough for like 4-6 pizzas and freeze it. This way I can make a fresh and delicious pizza in about 10 minutes. At some point all this frozen food got too boring so I picked up some stuff to cook :)

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  18. Comment on Terry Pratchett novels to get 'absolutely faithful' TV adaptations in ~books

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    I always feel it has a bit of a weird taste (in German we say "Geschm├Ąckle") when some author dies and then a bit later, boom, we're now making this into a series/movie! Very often it feels like...

    I always feel it has a bit of a weird taste (in German we say "Geschm├Ąckle") when some author dies and then a bit later, boom, we're now making this into a series/movie! Very often it feels like the rights just went to somebody that doesn't respect the IP as much as the original author did and that sucks, imho, because it feels like it's just for the quick bucks.

    According to the article, the initiative was launched by Pratchett himself in 2012 and there are also comments by his daughter, which I don't know well enough to understand her intentions, so let's hope this is not the case here. Very often it also comes down to the director or person in charge being very passionate and respectful of the author's work, since that generally decides what liberties they're going to take during production.

    I think this is why so many authors are hesitant to put their work onto the big screen, because they care so much and don't want it butchered. Let's hope Narrativia really cares and is not scared to tell the production company they're doing it wrong, so that the books get a great adaption and the respect they deserve.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on Artifact - Draft Mode Gameplay - Drafting a Deck with Richard Garfield in ~games

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    Two modes would be fine with me, too. Give people who want to pay for the full run the option and then let them keep the cards they draft and some extras. If I can use (reasonable) duplicate...

    Two modes would be fine with me, too. Give people who want to pay for the full run the option and then let them keep the cards they draft and some extras. If I can use (reasonable) duplicate amounts of cards and do runs with that, perfect. Better than a few dust thingies in Hearthstone that are pretty worthless because you need so damn many.

    I just want this to be sustainable possibly free, so I can enjoy it without having to pour money into it. Do I want to have the perfect set of cards for every deck list? No, but do I want a bit of variety in the ladder and play a draft occasionally without having to spend money? Yes, please.

    2 votes