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Honestly, we’re so far that it’s easier to look for unsupported games. Those include those with draconian anti cheat (see areweanticheatyet.com) and those that can only be installed with the Windows store like Minecraft Bedrock edition (but for that the Android version works) and Gamepass games.

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Holy shit, I’m German and now I can’t hear what he really said.

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The problem is that Hasbro is desperately trying to make more money from WotC. But fairly recent actions indicate that they don’t have players’ best interests at heart. They fired all the contacts that Larian worked with. So nobody is left who has even a modicum of insight into how BG3 was done so well.

I fear several cheap cash grabs are in store for us. The first will probably be a quick and dirty DLC that will come out in a year or two.

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Wow, you got slower and slower. Usually people get better the more they do something.

/s

Do you encrypt your data drives?

Fellow selfhoster, do you encrypt your drives where you put data to avoid privacy problems in case of theft? If yes, how? How much does that impact performances? I selfhost (amongst other services) NextCloud where I keep my pictures, medical staff, …in short, private stuff and I know that it’s pretty difficult that a thief...

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I’m too lazy to look up the details. But you can have a small ssh server running as part of initrd. I think it’s dropbear. I log into that and unlock the root drive from there.

Of course that necessitates an unencrypted /boot/.

Did it on Debian and it was relatively easy to set up.

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I don’t reboot my server that often. But I think I use a dedicated port and key for it. I don’t use them anywhere else. Maybe the key has to be a specific format for Dropbear.

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Awesome! Most of my best puking expiriences come from Descent. Many of them with early VR in Descent 1.

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In case you’re not being sarcastic, it is an old first person shooter where you fly in a kind of spaceship through labyrinthine mines and fight against rogue mine robots. It was defined by six degrees of freedom which made it very hard to orient yourself but which also made it stand out amongst other shooters.

I played the first two Descent games on an early VR headset with rudimentary head tracking and 30 Hz displays. They could make you sick just playing on a normal monitor. But in VR it was a literal pukefest. It was awesome!

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I once worked from my bed while I had a mild cold. Had a meeting with many international colleagues from all over Europe. I fell asleep. Luckily I had my camera and mic off. And it was about interfacing with SAP which I needed no help with.

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I had too many micro USB slots die on me. That also killed my beloved Nokia N900.

We never should have ventured beyond mini USB.

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My aunt moved from Germany to France in the 50s or 60s or so. When she speaks German she doesn’t have a French accent or anything but it still sounds slightly off because her language stopped evolving. It’s eerie and cute.

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Her problem was probably that nobody understands Danish.

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With the games, make sure that you don’t want to play multiplayer games with unsupported anti cheat. They will probably never work on Linux without support from the game developers. See areweanticheatyet.com.

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Reminds me that my daughter wanted to play Toca Life World on her PC. So I guess I would use it for that. As soon as I have the energy to do it.

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True, but they are motivated by extrinsic factors. If the Joker is sane he should have any motivation beyond “everyone is as crazy as me”.

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I wanted to answer “grey”, full of confidence. Then I decided to look it up to be sure and found out that it’s “gray”.

The test was to spot mistakes in a simple html file. So I couldn’t substitute anything. And my favourite gray color is .

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It just came up in a discussion. The test was to spot mistakes in some HTML code. I marked the “gray”. The guy I did it with said that that’s not a mistake. At least he thinks it’s not. We were musing about that for a minute and later found out that I was wrong. Nothing major. I just felt stupid about it.

I felt especially stupid because he seemed to be rather important. While everyone’s e-mail address was firstname.lastname@company.tld his was joe@company.tld.

But he was just a nice guy and apparently I did well and got my rather high salary approved.

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