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Seconded.

I keep a wireless mouse and keyboard near both of my TVs/comfy chairs and have a main controller I use wireless in one room but wired in another so I don’t need to re-pair it.

My gaming PC is setup for Wake On LAN so I can wake it from my phone. Once work is over I can melt into a recliner and either take over the TV as my computer or (if the wife wants the TV and I want to hang out) pull out the Deck and load up Moonlight on that

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You can setup redundancy using mergerfs.dup

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The project I’m working on uses Polars (in Python) to do an ETL pipeline in a microservice. Having started off doing ETL with Spark, Polars is fantastic!

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It does not directly affect wayland support in any way unless you’re using one of those experimental Wayland in Vulkan modes.

Doesn’t Zink on NVK support fully compliant OpenGL 4.6?

Questions about Linux-Linux dualboot

So I’ve had enough from partitioning my HDD between Linux and Windows, and I want to go full Linux, my laptop is low end and I tend to keep some development services alive when I work on stuff (like MariaDB’s) so I decided to split my HDD into three partitions, a distro (Arch) for my dev stuff, a distro (Pop OS) for gaming,...

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I use Mint on my gaming PC because I want minimum friction when it’s time to game. It should always just work, never boot up and need to roll back the kernel, Mesa version, etc.

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I build my main PCs from parts. Have since I was a kid and I always will because of bullshit like this.

Every other device I have can serve as a dumb terminal connected to my main PC via either SSH or Moonlight.

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Framework seems promising, considering how good support for the upgrades and repairs for the 13 have been.

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Sure, and in terms of extended warranty and aftermarket parts the support is probably better/more guaranteed on a Thinkpad, but in terms of repairability, Framework sells the only 2 laptops that iFixit gave a 10/10

So I was just adding it on to your analysis. I’d say that warrants consideration, at least.

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If you care about playability but not especially about sound (can always pickup swap later), Ibanez is the best starter guitar. If you care about the whole package, Harley Benton or Yamaha are great deals.

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With that budget I’d personally go for one of these and just put Mint with the EDGE image on it. Ubuntu 24.04 is coming out in a couple months which means Mint 22 will be out a couple months after that, both using the 6.8 kernel.

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I’m a big fan of 2.0mm Jazz III-sized picks in general. Doesn’t have to be Dunlop, I just like em small so I keep my thumb close to the string to minimize movement. The thickness helps with stiffness and with a nice loud attack to counteract the fact that I try to use minimal effort to play.

Basically it’s all about comfort (small hands), speed, and precision for me.

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You should probably transcribe the contents of your addendum photo for the visually impaired so their screen readers can read it

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Moreover, no one is converting these unused offices in to residential properties. I’m guessing because the average price per square foot is significantly lower for SF property targeting residential use.

That’s part of it, but there’s also significant up-front costs to doing that type of conversion. If enough spaces become apartments, the remaining commercial space will profit without needing nearly as much investment, so the property owners are in a bit of a game of chicken to see who will break first and convert or sell low and start tanking the market.

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There’s a fanedit out there of the complete series Mythbusters with all of the flashbacks and filler removed. No more 5-minute long “before the break” segments.

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Why aren't more releases x265?

Nearing the filling of my 14.5TB hard drive and wanting to wait a bit longer before shelling out for a 60TB raid array, I’ve been trying to replace as many x264 releases in my collection with x265 releases of equivalent quality. While popular movies are usually available in x265, less popular ones and TV shows usually have...

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GPU encoders basically all run at the equivalent of “fast” or “veryfast” CPU encoder settings.

Most high quality, low size encodes are run at “slow” or “veryslow” or “placebo” CPU encoder settings, with a lot of the parameters that aren’t tunable on GPU encoders set to specific tunings depending on the content type.

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It’s used for the majority of HDR streams and all Dolby Vision streams. h265 is the only codec that supports DV

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Gnomes are steampunk/cyberpunk depending on the setting. Dwarves are art deco

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I use my Jellyfin server as a Moonlight box for one of my TVs, works fine for me. It’s an Intel-based mini-PC so the hardware decoding for Moonlight takes basically no CPU usage.

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Adult dragons can shapeshift, so the same way you’d fuck anyone else.

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Experiencing other cultures doesn’t take away your ability to follow your religion.

You’re supposed to love thy neighbor after all, and part of loving others is trying to understand them, is it not?

I didn’t comment on this one show. I commented on the general sense of this post pointing toward you justifying not consuming foreign media anymore.

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Sure, and that’s fine. I wasn’t talking about this one show at all in my initial comment, mostly just responding to what you were saying about sticking to western media.

You asked for classic anime recommendations and I gave you some. Have you seen any of those shows? If so, did you like them?

I’ve seen thousands of anime, so I can give better recommendations the better I understand your taste.

Edit: I’m also a big fan of zombie stuff in general, so if you’d like recommendations for classic zombie stuff I’ve got those too.

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Those are quite solid, as are Princess Knight and Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis. Kimba The White Lion is especially noteworthy for having been ripped off somewhat by Disney with The Lion King coming out decades later (Kimba -> Simba, not exactly subtle). This was something of a full-circle moment since Tezuka directly cited his heavily rounded artstyle as being inspired by Donald Duck comics and gleaned many of his animation techniques from Disney.

Also worth checking out if you like Astro Boy is Pluto, which retells/reinterprets an arc from Astro Boy from a different perspective. Naoki Urasawa is fantastic in general and is a huge Tezuka fan himself, so Pluto was made as a loving tribute.

You should also consider some other creators IMO, such as Yoshiyuki Tomino, the creator of Gundam (and therefore the “real robot” mecha subgenre that imagines the mecha as realistic mass-produced war machines). Since you appreciate classics, the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam is a phenomenal work that spawned a franchise that’s as big in Japan as Star Wars and debatably has been handled better/more consistently over the years.

Go Nagai is noteworthy for codifying the “super robot” genre with his seminal classic Mazinger Z, but he also created a few other all-time classics that have had many reboots and reinterpretations of their own, such as Cutie Honey (one of the first “magical girl” manga), Devilman, and Violence Jack (one of the first post-apocalyptic manga).

Another one of the all-time greats is Yoshihiro Togashi, the creator of YuYu Hakusho and Hunter x Hunter. He elevated the classic shounen action genre into more narratively engaging ensemble pieces with complex yet self-consistent power systems. The creators of Bleach, One Piece, Naruto, and many other manga all regard him as one of the greatest innovators and masters of the art of writing compelling manga.

Of course I’d also be remiss not to mention the works of Hayao Miyazaki and his team at Studio Ghibli. Their innovations are more technical and focused in the sphere of films rather than serialized shows, but they shouldn’t be overlooked nonetheless. Even Miyazaki’s directorial debut, “The Castle of Cagliostro” was remarkably beautiful and well-crafted for its time.

While the creators were a team of one writer and one illustrator, you really shouldn’t sleep on Ashita No Joe (“Tomorrow’s Joe”, in English). It’s the first hugely successful and influential sports manga/anime and essentially the entire sports anime genre is influenced by it in one way or another.

Edit: I had mistakenly listed Cyborg 009 as one of Tezuka’s works, however it was made by Shotaro Ishinomori, who also notably created the Super Sentai (adapted in the US as Power Rangers) and Kamen Rider franchises. His artstyle is heavily influenced by Tezuka’s because he worked directly under him on Astro Boy and Alakazam The Great.

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