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  1. Comment on What are your favorite third-party controllers? in ~games

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    The Logitech F710 was my go-to for years. Very console-controller-like, but that's hardly a bad thing; that layout became the standard for good reason.

    The Logitech F710 was my go-to for years. Very console-controller-like, but that's hardly a bad thing; that layout became the standard for good reason.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Alternative to TeamViewer for LAN? in ~comp

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    This worked. Thanks!

    This worked. Thanks!

    4 votes
  3. Alternative to TeamViewer for LAN?

    Currently, controlling one of my PCs from another requires me to manually log into Windows on the remote computer so I can get the TeamViewer pw and then connect from the host. Is there another...

    Currently, controlling one of my PCs from another requires me to manually log into Windows on the remote computer so I can get the TeamViewer pw and then connect from the host. Is there another program that will launch at Windows startup so I log into Windows on the remote computer from the host? I don't need internet remote control and I'd prefer a free alternative that doesn't require an account or internet access to enable this type of feature (which I believe TeamViewer does). Remote computer is on Win 8, host on Win 10. EDIT: I was wrong, see below.

    9 votes
  4. Comment on Dune - Official trailer in ~movies

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    It's been a long time since I read Dune, but I thought the premise of the personal shields was a slow-moving blade is able to penetrate them? This just looked like standard movie martial arts to me.

    It's been a long time since I read Dune, but I thought the premise of the personal shields was a slow-moving blade is able to penetrate them? This just looked like standard movie martial arts to me.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 demo now available in ~games

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    Demo is only available to pre-order customers.

    Demo is only available to pre-order customers.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Signs you're a Black character written by a White author in ~books

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    McSweeney's is a satire site.

    McSweeney's is a satire site.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Dark Sky delays shutdown of Android app until August 1st in ~tech

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    Dark Sky has a 6 day forecast widget, which is the part I used the most by far. Any other app have something similar?

    Dark Sky has a 6 day forecast widget, which is the part I used the most by far. Any other app have something similar?

  8. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    I don't think so, but that led me to labels and gosub which might do it. Thanks.

    I don't think so, but that led me to labels and gosub which might do it. Thanks.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    Do we allow auothotkey questions in here? If so, is there some way of referencing a single section of code multiple times from different hotkeys? For instance, having the same tooltip and timer to...

    Do we allow auothotkey questions in here? If so, is there some way of referencing a single section of code multiple times from different hotkeys? For instance, having the same tooltip and timer to remove the tooltip

    tooltip, Mark for review,1100,700,3
    SetTimer,removetooltip3,-10000
    

    or having the same menu appear.

    n::  ;heading menu
    MouseMove, 650, 350
    Menu,head,Add,&1 Current Treatment,cur_tre
    Menu,head,Add,&2 Problem List,pro_lis
    [snip]
    Menu,head,Show
    return
    
    2 votes
  10. Comment on Who are your favourite game developers? in ~games

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    Good old SMAC/X. Still my favorite turn-based strategy game ever.

    Good old SMAC/X. Still my favorite turn-based strategy game ever.

  11. Comment on 'Foundation' — Teaser | Apple TV+ in ~tv

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    Starting off with a comparison to/name drop of Star Wars doesn't give me hope. Even though it's true that Foundation did influence SW to an extent, "rousing action-adventure hero's journey" and...

    Starting off with a comparison to/name drop of Star Wars doesn't give me hope. Even though it's true that Foundation did influence SW to an extent, "rousing action-adventure hero's journey" and "Foundation" are two very different things.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Discord: Our stand on racial equality in ~tech

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    At no time did I mention Discord being proactive or filtering etc. What I'm not okay with is Discord acting like casual racism - anything short of threats or an entire racist community - simply...

    At no time did I mention Discord being proactive or filtering etc.

    What I'm not okay with is Discord acting like casual racism - anything short of threats or an entire racist community - simply doesn't exist. Or that they can't be bothered with it, I guess.

    Their statement says

    Racism is not only something you consciously do. It is not just vicious comments and violent acts. It’s insidious.

    "... but as long as you don't threaten anyone, casual racism on our platform is totally cool and if your community mods are fine with it, so are we" is the impression I got.

    If you don't keep it clean, that is where Discord themselves ought to step in.

    But they won't, because they don't even allow themselves to know about it in an organised fashion. That's the problem I was trying to point out. So yes, there should be the ability to report users like that, and Discord shouldn't tolerate that behavior even if the mods are okay with it.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on Discord: Our stand on racial equality in ~tech

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    If they have a history of posting racist content for years, but have never crossed the line to actual threats, should they be immune from consequence? Why does Discord allow such racist speech to...

    If they have a history of posting racist content for years, but have never crossed the line to actual threats, should they be immune from consequence? Why does Discord allow such racist speech to continue as long as it doesn't cross that line?

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Discord: Our stand on racial equality in ~tech

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    No too long ago I wanted to report a user posting racist content on a non-racist community. The reporting guidelines actively discouraged reporting anything short of actually inciting violence or...

    No too long ago I wanted to report a user posting racist content on a non-racist community. The reporting guidelines actively discouraged reporting anything short of actually inciting violence or threats. The impression it gave me was that they simply didn't want to be bothered with handling reports of casual racism; if somebody posts stuff of that nature, you're encouraged to remove them from your community and/or put them on ignore. There was zero indication that DIscord would do anything against such users on their own. I don't see anything here to suggest that will change, unless I missed something.

    12 votes
  15. Comment on Reddit starts an Ethereum scalability competition in order to launch Community Points (monetization of karma) site-wide in ~tech

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    What's in it for the programmers who submit demos with no apparent chance of compensation?

    What's in it for the programmers who submit demos with no apparent chance of compensation?

    10 votes
  16. Comment on Electronic Arts games listed on Steam in ~games

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    Does Origin have user reviews? afaik it doesn't.

    Does Origin have user reviews? afaik it doesn't.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Four major US publishers sue Internet Archive for copyright infringement, alleging that it has illegally offered more than a million scanned works to the public in ~books

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    Libraries purchase materials and allow limited viewership. According to the allegation, IA did neither of those things. I'm not saying anything about it was truly "right" or "wrong," but I'm not...

    Libraries purchase materials and allow limited viewership. According to the allegation, IA did neither of those things. I'm not saying anything about it was truly "right" or "wrong," but I'm not conflating anything. As pointed out above, libraries do have systems for e-books in place, and again IA did not do what a normal library does.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Four major US publishers sue Internet Archive for copyright infringement, alleging that it has illegally offered more than a million scanned works to the public in ~books

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    Scanning books (presumably without paying for them at any point) and distributing unlimited copies is what normal libraries do?

    Scanning books (presumably without paying for them at any point) and distributing unlimited copies is what normal libraries do?

    5 votes
  19. Comment on One of the first California counties to reopen is closing again - Lassen County, pop. 30,000, had no cases of COVID and reopened in early May. It now has four cases in ~health.coronavirus

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    Maybe the post title should be edited.

    UPDATE: May 29 — Lassen County on Thursday terminated its order to scale back reopening, which was initially intended to remain in effect for seven days. Korver cited “contact tracing investigations” in his decision.

    Maybe the post title should be edited.

    1 vote