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  • It's an ok game, I think the first and biggest letdown is the 2D movement. While broadsides are fun, automatic turrets are taking care of everything for me so I only need to keep turning around to keep shields up.

  • Never forget what they took from us...
  • I can relate. For a long time, I was all about a tower desktop, because I could upgrade it as needed. Last one I had I built in 2014, but didn't upgrade it in any capacity until 2017, when I gave it to my brother. If I wanted a better graphics card, I'd have to get a new PSU, and I also needed a better screen over my then 12 year old, 15" LCD screen. I didn't buy anything new outright as I was short on cash, so I spent the next 2 years using a laptop I bought back in 2012, which even played Fallout 4 on medium! That time with it really made me appreciate the form factor and portability

  • Today, it has been 6 years since The Elder Scrolls 6 teaser
  • Which would be an improvement over the 10 different "dungeon" buildings + 3 caves + 6 POIs you can find in starfield

  • I am myself and myself is bad at fitting in
  • I think most education systems actually work the other way around, the hole's there, but the teachers will hammer students into the "right" shape

  • I am myself and myself is bad at fitting in
  • Full of glories to be had

  • Today, it has been 6 years since The Elder Scrolls 6 teaser
  • DON'T YOU GUYS HAVE PHONES???

    But what really hurts is that diablo immoral is a HUGE money printer.

  • Today, it has been 6 years since The Elder Scrolls 6 teaser
  • I don't think they ever said that. It's their "first new IP" in 25 years, and was "in production" since 2013, likely just planning stages. In reality, production only really started after FO76, when more people were available to do actual work.

  • Today, it has been 6 years since The Elder Scrolls 6 teaser
  • Try Daggerfall Unity. Only the engine is newer, also loads of bugfixes and mod support.

  • Today, it has been 6 years since The Elder Scrolls 6 teaser
  • The story is just so damn BORING.

    Oh boy, you're lucky. I trudged through for 70h out of sheer morbid curiosity. The boring main story goes straight into "icecream on forehead" when the starborn show up. The ending is just a shit cherry on top of that, with Emil Pagliarulo's best "fuck you for asking questions" ever

  • Today, it has been 6 years since The Elder Scrolls 6 teaser
  • Doing better than starfield shouldn't be hard for them. Getting on par with the quality of Divinity Original Sin, much less Baldur's Gate 3, is likely beyond bethesda's ability, tho.

  • Today, it has been 6 years since The Elder Scrolls 6 teaser
  • Well, at least they won't need to make "thousands of planets" worth of "content", so the game might at least look consistent

    Still, after Starfaild, my expectation is for TES6 to have something that kinda almost resembles Dark Messiah of Might and Magic's melee combat; only Archery, Melee, Magic and Armor skills to level up; Emil Pagliarulo's "greatest" story yet with double the time travel and multiverse bullshit; twice the amount of stories that get nowhere and that nobody in the world cares about; removal of stealth

  • Never forget what they took from us...
  • I'm happy with a 17" laptop, though I'm having to use a usb keyboard. Also playing a game from 2015, Rebel Galaxy. Nothing really stands out, but it's interesting enough for my tastes.

  • What America really needs
  • That's gonna be the weirdest Atlantis origin story

  • What America really needs
  • Grab a saw for the Florida part

  • What America really needs
  • I wonder if that river would remain salty for its entire existence

  • What America really needs
  • SHOVEL!

  • Cupholder.exe
  • If you meant cell phones and tablets, that's mostly due to the different architecture. RISC processors are super energy efficient, which also makes them much cooler to run.

    x86-64 is a CISC architecture, which tends to be much more power hungry. There are only a couple of very low power Celeron CPUs that work under 10W of TDP, while that's very common among phones' CPUs.

  • Respect your local wildlife
  • I wish having possums wasn't illegal without a very burocratic license in my country (Brazil). My ex once found a trio of babies, after the mother was run over by a car, I wish she'd kept one. She gave them to the environmental police

  • Cupholder.exe
  • I'd often bring a floppy with wolf3d or doom to deal with the boredom

  • Cupholder.exe
  • Vandalism became theft and kidnapping

  • Why do certain companies keep paid content "accessible" through third party sites or addons?

    Most major news sites, as well as some other sites of reading content like Medium, have a paywall for certain articles, but those are easily defeated by people who bother to search the internet.

    As I suspect said companies are aware of that, and they don't react to properly protect their paid stuff, what do they expect to gain?

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    What can I use to harden acrylic paints or resin?

    Asking because while I see that paint hardeners exist in the USA, there doesn't seem to be anything similar in my country (Brazil)

    What could I use as a substitute to harden paints? Are there any catalysts or powders that would work?

    Google and DDG always show sites/articles about epoxy resins whenever I search for "acrylic hardener", is it safe to assume that catalysts for epoxy, like polyamide, will work with acrylics?

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    If you could make a non-linux OS go mainstream, which one would you pick?

    I make the specification of non-linux because otherwise this would just become a thread full of obscure distros that do the same thing as a million other distros.

    Some lesser known OSs:

    • AROS - based on Amiga OS, has some derivatives like IcarOS and MorphOS
    • Haiku - based on BeOS
    • Redox - Unix-like, made in Rust (might technically count as linux?)
    • Serenity - Unix-like, very late 90s look and feel
    • Kolibri - Tiny OS, the image is ~44MB. It also has a smaller version that fits in a single floppy.
    • PhantomOS - When 3 Russians decide to turn everything about a typical OS upside down.
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    Justine Tunney - Redbean and the Actually Portable Executable (Speakeasy JS, May 2021) - Despite the channel, this is about a C executable that "runs anywhere", including from boot

    Video is nearly 3 years old now, but I think it's worth watching. Her presentation starts at around 2:30.

    Basically, she explains how Redbean, a tiny (~450kb) and very fast C http server, works and how the same executable can be used to deploy it on most operating systems (she starts explaining that around 14:30)

    Justine is also the mind behind Sector LISP, Lambda Calculus in 383 bytes, considerable optimizations to LLamaAI, plus several other things.

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    Anon manages the impossible

    For those that can't read the image:

    >playing some mtg with my college group that meets up at my best friend's every friday >one of the players asks if his friend can join next time we play >nobody has a problem with it >next friday rolls around >everybody gets set up >knock on the door >best friend opens the door >immediate regret >actual fucking fecal smell emanates from this mass of unkempt hairy adipose >try my god damndest to be polite and try to ignore the smell and just play. >he picks up the game pretty quickly, and thankfully he doesn't speak too often because each time he opens his mouth the halitose burns my nostrils. >we tolerate this for exactly 10 minutes before the poli-sci dude in our group slams his can of altoids on the plaguelord's side of the table and blurts "do not fucking speak in my direction again until you've fucking emptied this your breath smells like death." >dead fucking silence for 10 seconds. >plaguelord gets up, apologizes, and leaves >we try to pretend this never happened. >next week rolls around, its still on everyone's mind. >knock on the door >takes a few moments to recognize the stranger in front of us >holy shit its the plaguelord, and he's fucking clean >completely shaved his patchy neckbeard >is wearing what looks like a brand new clothes, his jeans even still have a sticker on them >smells vaguely like strawberries instead of rotten onions >teeth still stained but the halitose is completely gone and replaced with mint. >apologized for last week, asked if he could play again >fast forward a few months and now he's a regular at our table, he even brings homemade snacks. Has this ever happened in your groups or is this some sort of anomaly/divine intervention?

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    Does anyone have "Neopets revival" on their 2024 bingo card?
    www.theguardian.com How Neopets’ nostalgic revival tripled users in six months

    An icon of millennials’ childhoods languished for nearly two decades. Now it’s attempting a comeback – banking on the fact that it hasn’t changed at all

    How Neopets’ nostalgic revival tripled users in six months

    cross-posted from: https://programming.dev/post/12852381

    > > With efforts to resuscitate Neopets ramping up, monthly users have nearly tripled to 300,000 in the past six months, and the company is on track to be profitable by the end of 2024, [current Neopets Team CEO] Law said. > > Also notable: > > > Law said that rather than cracking down on fan-created components, the company is embracing them. It launched a “Neopass” login system that allows users to access games across the Neopets system, including third-party and fan-made games.

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    Does anyone have "Neopets revival" on their 2024 bingo card?
    www.theguardian.com How Neopets’ nostalgic revival tripled users in six months

    An icon of millennials’ childhoods languished for nearly two decades. Now it’s attempting a comeback – banking on the fact that it hasn’t changed at all

    How Neopets’ nostalgic revival tripled users in six months

    > With efforts to resuscitate Neopets ramping up, monthly users have nearly tripled to 300,000 in the past six months, and the company is on track to be profitable by the end of 2024, [current Neopets Team CEO] Law said.

    Also notable:

    > Law said that rather than cracking down on fan-created components, the company is embracing them. It launched a “Neopass” login system that allows users to access games across the Neopets system, including third-party and fan-made games.

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    Remember that PlaytronOS from some weeks ago? Turns out it's for a "crypto powered" portable console
    arstechnica.com No one needs this cryptocurrency-powered Steam Deck competitor

    Playtron's SuiPlay0X1 is a "web3 gaming" fever dream I thought we'd all woken up from.

    No one needs this cryptocurrency-powered Steam Deck competitor

    For anyone that missed the initial news back in March -> https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2024/03/playtron-wants-to-go-way-wider-than-steam-with-a-gaming-os-for-core-casuals/

    So, to everyone that was already kinda skeptical back then, congratulations, you were right.

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    Lion King did not rule Kimba

    For anyone that, like me, was aware of the "LK plagiarized Kimba" but only ever considered it "neat trivia", time to get some facts straight.

    TLDW; Lion King didn't plagiarize Kimba, not by a long stretch. Also, around the 2h mark, our host compares Kimba (1950) to an even older comic of "Simba King of Beasts" (1946)

    One of the best comments:

    > Title should be law professor gets owned by gay furry

    If you want to get alcohol poisoning, take a shot every time YMS says "over 3000 minutes of Kimba media"

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    What are some decent apps for keeping a personal "wiki"

    I say wiki as a point of reference, as it's the thing I'm most used to for organizing information, but anything that lets me create links on specific words, leading me to a different page/display can work.

    I prefer FOSS, but anything that's a free download on the play store is fair game, TrackerControl should manage to block annoying ads.

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    Been playing 🏴‍☠️ Palworld, I'm surprised online functions flawlessly! Also some notes for would be downloaders

    Although playing online works, I haven't tried a direct connection/invite with another person, due to me lacking PC master race friends.

    In the general server list, I think the SA region stands for South America? In any case, my ping was really high, so actually playing online is not feasible for me.

    > I'm using IGG games' torrent version, it was a simple extract and run. The fake steam account name defaults to NooB, so I recommend you change it in the following folder: %appdata%\Roaming\Goldberg SteamEmu Saves\settings - The account_name.txt is just the shown name, while the user_steam_id.txt is the acc number. I've changed both. Keep in mind that changing the id might make your saves disappear, so you'll have to create a new world, then copy over the save files - %appdata%\Local\Pal\Saved

    If you're a fan of survival crafting, this game is a must play. The fact that you can play solo and change the world settings (exp rate, stamina depletion, hunger, etc) anytime before entering makes it perfect for all skill levels. I just think the default capture rate is too low, but I guess it makes more sense when you're online in a guild?

    No idea how many hours I've spent playing, but I'm definitely buying this game in a few months.

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    What liquids have the lowest refraction?

    Asking this because I've been thinking about resin printing and how a small layer of said liquid could, in theory, be used to make the prints faster and negate any problems regarding the FEP film (which can wrinkle, tear and be a hassle to clean when small pieces are stuck to it). The ideal liquid would have to be:

    • Inert to UV light
    • Not miscible with the resin
    • Denser than 1.25g/cm³

    Maybe the liquid doesn't even need to have a small refraction, so long as the light doesn't diffuse too much after going through ~1mm of it. That or doing some compensation on the print.

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    Why there are no "secondary" sports league that allow performance enhancement drugs?

    I mean, you'll find people using PEDs in any sport, despite the risk of bans and everything. Steroid use is also rampant among bodybuilders.

    There is an "obvious market", but why do such sport leagues or federations that openly allow those drugs exist?

    I can imagine that such a thing existing would create an immediate and widespread health problem with lots of people, athletes or not, using those performance enhancers and accidentally fucking themselves. But what else could be a problem?

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    Something to ruffle some penguin feathers: The Unix Hater's Handbook

    This is a 1994 book about the many woes that Unix derived systems brought to sysadmins that were used to other solutions. Considering the number of commands that Linux still uses, it's definitely worth a read.

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    ICastFist I Cast Fist @programming.dev

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