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  1. Comment on If you could experience anything in the past what would it be? in ~talk

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    True. Maybe a show at the Cavern Club or in Hamburg would be a better choice.

    True. Maybe a show at the Cavern Club or in Hamburg would be a better choice.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on If you could experience anything in the past what would it be? in ~talk

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    A Beatles concert. Granted, I wouldn't hear the music, but seeing them live would be worth it.

    A Beatles concert. Granted, I wouldn't hear the music, but seeing them live would be worth it.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on MNT Reform open source, modular laptop crowdfunding campaign launches in February in ~comp

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    How does ARM impact usability of *nix? (aside from what I assume is slow speed relative to x86)

    How does ARM impact usability of *nix? (aside from what I assume is slow speed relative to x86)

  4. Comment on Google Stadia announces plans to add over 120 games this year, including over 10 exclusives in ~games

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    The same reason they accept Epic exclusivity contracts: Money. Epic was paying devs enough to completely fund the development of a game, enough to the point that multiple devs that had promised...

    The same reason they accept Epic exclusivity contracts: Money. Epic was paying devs enough to completely fund the development of a game, enough to the point that multiple devs that had promised Steam keys went back on their word iirc. I doubt Google is paying any less.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on LogMeIn (owner of LastPass, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, OpenVoice and join.me) is being acquired by private equity firms for $4.3 billion in ~tech

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    Also chiming in for Bitwarden. I'm not a super power user, so my needs are pretty basic, but it's worked fine for me.

    Also chiming in for Bitwarden. I'm not a super power user, so my needs are pretty basic, but it's worked fine for me.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on The new Atari console, Atari VCS, will offer 80/20 revenue split for developers and run standard Linux games in ~games

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    Does the fact that any unit can be a dev unit increase the possibilities for malicious hacking?

    Does the fact that any unit can be a dev unit increase the possibilities for malicious hacking?

  7. Comment on Who are some creators that are doing interesting things on the internet right now? in ~misc

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    Glad you liked it!

    Glad you liked it!

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Who are some creators that are doing interesting things on the internet right now? in ~misc

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    Baumgartner Restoration on YouTube restores old paintings. Not sure it qualifies as creator, but he's a master of his craft and very articulate. Edit: I think the correct term is "conserves old...

    Baumgartner Restoration on YouTube restores old paintings. Not sure it qualifies as creator, but he's a master of his craft and very articulate.

    Edit: I think the correct term is "conserves old paintings."

    11 votes
  9. Comment on Minecraft diamond challenge leaves AI creators stumped in ~tech

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    I'm not surprised at the results. I know nothing about the programming required, but the nature of the task seems to include a massively larger number of variables or things to account for...

    I'm not surprised at the results. I know nothing about the programming required, but the nature of the task seems to include a massively larger number of variables or things to account for compared to i.e. Starcraft.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Apple will reportedly release an iPhone without any ports in 2021 in ~tech

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    Looks like the cable has a built-in chipset of some kind which enables access to dev mode on dev-enabled phones.

    Looks like the cable has a built-in chipset of some kind which enables access to dev mode on dev-enabled phones.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Tildes and multi-dimensional weighted votes in ~tildes

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    iirc noise and joke labels push those comments further down the page and/or auto collapse them. This seems to be working in my experience.

    iirc noise and joke labels push those comments further down the page and/or auto collapse them. This seems to be working in my experience.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Elon Musk's testimony in defamation trial: pedo guy insult was 'not classy' but not meant literally in ~misc

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    At some point he claimed that "pedo" was commonly used to denote a creepy man where he grew up, iirc, and that was what he really meant. Of course his other actions mentioned in this thread kinda...

    At some point he claimed that "pedo" was commonly used to denote a creepy man where he grew up, iirc, and that was what he really meant. Of course his other actions mentioned in this thread kinda throw that idea out the window.

    10 votes
  13. Comment on The LEGO Group has acquired BrickLink, the world’s largest online LEGO fan community and marketplace in ~hobbies

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    Not only are their materials expensive, their manufacturing techniques are very precise. Look at reviews of knock-offs and you'll often hear "some pieces didn't fit together right" or "they don't...

    Not only are their materials expensive, their manufacturing techniques are very precise. Look at reviews of knock-offs and you'll often hear "some pieces didn't fit together right" or "they don't stick together very well." Meanwhile Lego pieces sold today are still physically compatible with sets released decades ago.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on Behind the Scenes with UE4’s Next-Gen Virtual Production Tools (similar to tech used on The Mandalorian) in ~tv

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    Not sure if this is identical to The Mandalorian's setup, but seems to be very close.

    Not sure if this is identical to The Mandalorian's setup, but seems to be very close.

  15. Comment on The Mandalorian | S01E03: The Sin in ~tv

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    Bounty fobs would lead hostiles to wherever the Mandos all went as long as mini-Yoda was with them. I don't know if that's the canon reason but it seems like a factor.

    Bounty fobs would lead hostiles to wherever the Mandos all went as long as mini-Yoda was with them. I don't know if that's the canon reason but it seems like a factor.

    2 votes