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I like games culture and anime culture. Have empathy.

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Gone Home is pretty neat. I usually need secondary gameplay loop to placate my short attention span but this one gripped me through presentation and atmosphere alone.

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Honestly I'm glad they didn't go through the rtwp route. I have the suspicion that it's just really hard and not worth it to balance both playstyles, because it's often both too easy yet tedious to frequently pause every combat but also too mentally taxing to keep track of the 10-50 person fight in realtime including gear switching, buffs, consumables, cooldowns, etc. Just my experience but I'd rather they just stick to one or the other and design around just that.

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Sounds like UTILITARIANISM
I agree with the sentiment

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I do but it's not the main point of my post and there's no spoiler tags here yet.

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Not game-specific but those types of games certainly were a big factor.
I used to love playing with my school friends. Yet slowly but surely they became very toxic to play with as they became bitter in adulthood. Now I only play single player and stick to text chats with them.

Why is Linux so frustrating for some people?

Don’t get me wrong. I love Linux and FOSS. I have been using and installing distros on my own since I was 12. Now that I’m working in tech-related positions, after the Reddit migration happened, etc. I recovered my interest in all the Linux environment. I use Ubuntu as my main operating system in my Desktop, but I always end...

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yup, this hits the nail on the head for me. I consider myself very tech literate; I am my family's IT guy. I even have Mint installed in a separate drive but I seldom use it unless I have nothing else to do for an afternoon. And the reason is that the more I know about windows (be it editing the registry, troubleshooting services, learning diagnostics tools...) the less comparatively capable I feel in a linux environment. It's like moving countries after I spent my whole life learning this city and I could't even speak my native language anymore. Yeah I know it works out of the box and there's wine and I can make my UX the same. But, going back to my metaphor, that feels like moving to a different country and just not leaving my house and only talking to the people I knew back home. Yeah it would be the same if I severely constrict my comfort zone. You just have to learn a bunch of new shit and leave all you know behind and that's just one distro. Because YEAH linux isn't an OS it's a whole family of operating systems. The nerd yelling that it's a kernel is right in the worst way possible. I can learn Mint but I can form an opinion on Linux because I still wouldn't know shit about Arch or Fedora or Gentoo or what-have-you. It's all very daunting and what I have is functional. No, not "functional enough". This does literally everything I want in less than 4 clicks, everything is plug-and-play, everything works out of the box (and if it doesn't you're sure as shit it wouldn't work out of the box on linux), my knowledge on windows is applicable on every machine I find, it's the system everyone expects me to have (I'm fucking sure the software my uni made me install for online tests wouldn't have a Linux installer). It's not just that the path of least resistance points to mac/windows, Linux as a whole also has very potent repelling field. I still want to learn it but not because I see any practical value/utility in it.

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my guess is that they were working on it in the background and when musk bought tw they started pouring way more resources into it and turned it into a standalone app

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It's oddly funny that this website's domain appears as the 19th most blocked fedi site on its own list.

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Yeah I never really got the notes system especially reblogs. It makes sense when a tumblr screenshot gets posted online, it just looks like a reply chain. But when I tried to use the site myself (it was 10 years ago tbf) I never got anywhere and I couldn't find the funny.

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For me it's tricky. I don't like watching single player LPs because they play the game wrong. I do like watching multiplayer games if the people are likeable (my friends suck for that specifically). I feel like multiplayer games add to the whole point of internet personalities.

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they need us, not the other way around.

Yeah, until they get a foot on the door. A single foot of theirs is stronger than the whole fediverse. Google used the depend on the android open source project. Then AOSP depended on google. Then they started phasing out base apps like email, browser, gallery, sms/phone, calendar, file manager, music player, etc., in favor of proprietary google apps and made everything require google play services. Other vendors stopped using the AOSP apps as well, and made their own versions in response, up to and including entire app stores like samsung apps. Today most users only know the proprietary android experience, even the UI is proprietary (android ONE, pixel UI, MIUI, etc). Even open source enthusiasts have a hard time installing AOSP or a custom ROM because of hardware level locked bootloaders. Others have mentioned the embrace-extend-extinguish tactic and this is what it is.

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I supposed I would make some mistake talking about xmpp since I never used it. Oh well, thanks for the clarification.

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Mastodon has a system that verifies an account's possession of another webpage. So that could help with company accounts.

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TempleOS - a very gifted individual made his own OS from scratch by himself but was thwarted by his own schizophrenia and delusions of persecusion. He was also incredibly racist. Ultimately though it's very sad story seeing him lose his grip on reality thinking government agencies were after him and he was a prophet doing God's work. It's a decade long saga, he ended up homeless for a long while and died a few years ago.

John McAffee - talking about delusional tech guys, this one takes it to the highest level. This guy travelled the world running from the u.s. govt for tax evasion, won a game of russian roulette through quantum immortality (debatable), killed his neighbor for poisoning his dog(allegedly), and was an avid crypto enthusiast. He was found dead in a spanish prison right before he could be brought back to his homeland. It was declared a suicide but many people don't believe that.

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It's not even about morality. It's a dumb law that doesn't protect users most at risk—even if enforced—while making it incredibly convoluted and awkward for everyone else.

On second thought, that second part was probably the point.

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I really love project zomboid but I feel this a lot. There's no reason to face danger once you get your safehouse set. I think an understated feature of the game is exploration—unless you memorized the whole map already—and you kinda stop getting that at the endgame. You might drive around a bit looking for a nice car but that's it.

I wish there was a mod that tweaked the map a bit to add some more authored environmetal storytelling to key locations to incentivize more exploration. Right now you walk into buildings and everything is set very tidy like people still work or live there but there's zombies just vibing inserted there. Sometimes you're presented with random scenarios like a car with a flat tire and tools next to it, but I'm talking about something more deep. Like, imagine seeing a particular police station completely torn apart with a dead cop inside a closed cell with a few empty cans and bottles, a note, and an empty shotgun. Or going to the museum but someone put all the exhibitions in a locked room, and maybe the zombies broke down the door anyway. Maybe one of the houses already had its staircase broken and we could explore how those people lived there for a few weeks and tell a story about it. You could show how authorities might have tried setting barricades near public buildings that got ran over anyways. I think the research facility is a huge missed opportunity for this as well.

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Yeah, and I'm not a actually Alpha, the android protagonist from critically-acclaimed and cult classic iyashikei manga Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, either. Sorry, guys.

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As others have said, isopropyl alcohol works great to remove adhesive residue. Just don't use it with certain plastics.

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you’re blaming the medium

I don't think that's implied in the post. Also reddit inc is complicit in the bot farming since it boosts their engagement metrics.

Elegast, to AskKbin

Is there a kbin Android app yet? I know the web app works, which is what I'm using now, but would really like a native app. I'm assuming these are being worked on and just need time to bake!

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The pixelfed dev said thy were working on an app so that's what I'm waiting for.

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A few points:

-I feel like even this short guide is overcomplicating it for 90% of potential users. Just add a tl;dr at the start about checking out the relevant settings (top bar, notifications), subscribing to magazines, and navigating to the "subscribed" feed. Like, if I want a hot shower I don't need to know where the water comes from or how pressure is determined by the bermoulli formula, just say what do I press to get the water to come out hot.

-Explain that collapsible comments are coming and there's a userscript for people who are into that.

-I don't think that this separation of tiers is efficient for anyone. Like, if I want to know how to see the local feed is that lurker or addict.

-I think it's overcomplicating threads and microblogs. Yeah, I didn't know there was a difference between replies and comments but it's never been relevant for me this past month. One is like reddit and is compatible with lemmy, the other is like twitter and lets you talk to mastodon users (and misskey, and calckey,...).

-On that note, some people get overly confused with the concept of federation (in part because people usually overcomplicate it when explaining), and this problem is compounded on a platform that also interacts with instances from other platforms. You can just keep it simple and say "you have an account on a website which has its own content. There are others that look exactly the same with different users and content, but you have access* to all of that too".
*unless admins decide to defederate specifically from your website, like what beehaw did.

Ironic that I said to keep things short and then wrote a huge comment.

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Yeah, I always thought that was just a wider internet thing. Like an instagram hashtag or something. At least it's better than "food terrorism" which is what they call it in japanese.

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yeah because when you send pictures of amazing food to your friends you're terrorizing them

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I used to use tusky when I made my account way back and I remember that being good. After returning this year I decided to buy fedilab and it's very good.

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Players with over 30 hours in the Necopara

What about the guy who has had them open since they came out, uninterrupted? (+10k hours, iirc)

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