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    1. Anyone here using WT.Social?

      I gave WT.Social a 'college try' when it first came out. I believe that I lasted a little under one month. The site was such a hot mess that I couldn't tolerate it anymore. More specifically, the...

      I gave WT.Social a 'college try' when it first came out. I believe that I lasted a little under one month. The site was such a hot mess that I couldn't tolerate it anymore. More specifically, the layout was bonkers confusing. It was very difficult to navigate and I felt like there was already political cliques forming.

      Is anyone here still using it? Have there been any improvements?

      15 votes
    2. Tech support request: possible screen-tearing issue while gaming on TV

      EDIT: This is now solved thanks to @Amarok! Solution is here. Changing the refresh rate from 60 Hz to 120 Hz fixed it. My husband and I recently upgraded our TV to a Samsung Q70, and I have...

      EDIT: This is now solved thanks to @Amarok! Solution is here. Changing the refresh rate from 60 Hz to 120 Hz fixed it.


      My husband and I recently upgraded our TV to a Samsung Q70, and I have started experiencing an odd issue, visible in this video here.

      The Issue

      There's a horizontal section across the entire bottom of the screen that seems to be refreshing later than the rest of the TV. The game is running on a PC hooked up to the TV via HDMI, and the TV is running on game mode. This issue did not happen on our last TV (a 10-year-old Visio that I don't remember the model number of).

      The Oddness

      • It doesn't happen on the desktop or in video inputs.

      We've been watching YouTube and Hulu through a Shield TV that we also have hooked up, and this issue isn't present in any of those, nor is it visible when I'm using desktop applications on the TV through the PC.

      • It only happens in certain games.

      The video is from Trackmania 2: Lagoon, where it is always present. Meanwhile, it is not present at all in Trackmania (2020). Likewise, I've been playing 428 Shibuya Scramble where it shows up in the exact same way in the exact same area, but it does not exist in Distance or Rogue Legacy, for example.

      • It does not respond to v-sync.

      I've tried toggling v-sync on and off, both through the game itself and forcing it through my video card. Neither alleviated the issue. The display looked the same whether or not v-sync was turned on or off.


      I'm looking for any guidance anyone can give me, especially if this is a hardware issue with the TV itself, since I'm still in the return window.

      6 votes
    3. Must-haves for new Mac users

      As is clear from my comment history, I'm not a fan of Apple as a company. However, the company I'm joining has standardized their development environment on Mac OS, and as an engineer I'm...

      As is clear from my comment history, I'm not a fan of Apple as a company. However, the company I'm joining has standardized their development environment on Mac OS, and as an engineer I'm certainly not one to ask people to put in a disproportionate amount of effort to accommodate what is, ultimately, a relatively unimportant moral stance - so they're provisioning me a Mac, probably a Macbook Pro. I have no idea what model.

      Mac users, what should my first steps be in order to be productive? I have a Keychron K2, 1080p monitor, and mouse on my desk attached to a Thunderbolt 3 hub, which I assume I can keep using, but I don't know what the options and expectations are for software such as window managers (I don't like the default one much, but I last used it seriously in 2016 - has it gotten better? are there alternatives?), search/command helper overlays a la Rofi, or even terminal apps.

      Thanks in advance!

      20 votes