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Yeah, this is something I'd expect to see on Moral Orel.

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Cool so we can claim these frozen embryos on our taxes right? We can get state benefits that are allotted to children for these embryos as well?

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I can write a better guide if people want.

Please do if you get some time this sounds amazing

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+1 for Helix. I found it recently and it feels way easier to make changes and add support for new languages.

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It would be the exact same amount of effort you'd use to get new software on other distros. Both Arch and NixOS have very straightforward methods of installing new software that aren't any more difficult than doing so on Debian or some other distro. Both Arch and NixOS support independent package managers like flatpak and snap + they support Appimages.

I'd also add that OP doesn't even need to use NixOS to use nix packages, whereas Arch or Debian would require systems based on those distros. So if anything NixOS tries to make it very easy to add and configure software. Where does all the effort come in?

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He's in a bathrobe in all of these lol

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No that's "predestination". You're thinking of the process by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and a source of hydrogen, using light as an energy source.

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Hell yea! I try to play old retro games with the family as the seasons change. This year I'm going to show them some of my favorite PSX titles

  • MediEvil 1 and 2
  • Heart of Darkness
  • Skeleton Warriors
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Smart man. Ordering cheese sandwiches to go with the tomato soup he'll have at home

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Pretty neat. You can use this with RPCS3. Unfortunately it's probably a matter of time before Take-Two/Rockstar ruin all the fun as they've historically done with fan projects.

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"Oh god no, mah marijuana patch!!..."

Man I've gotta rewatch it now.

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Nix and Home Manager have been my go-to for managing dotfiles and symlinks in my home dir

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You can manage symlinks pretty easy with home-manager. I'd personally setup symlinks for these app configuration directories if I don't want them storing files directly on the disk I use for $HOME. It's also done in a delcarative way that can persist across multiple computers.

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If so, how does that solve the problem of clutter in $HOME ?

If it wasn't clear from my message, the problem(s) these tools are solving for me would be 1. not having to keep track of my dotfiles and their directories, and 2. not storing configuration files directly on the disk I use for the $HOME dir. I'm not claiming these tools would solve clutter in the $HOME dir. Further, I think it should be alright for me to share tools for managing configuration files in your home directory in a discussion that directly relates to that subject.

So you create a symlink from $HOME/.program.ini to something in the nix store?

Normally it's the other way around. When you use nix and home-manager, you're technically generating files that will live in the nix-store and nix/home-manager will take care of symlinking those files to locations in your $HOME dir.

In this scenario though, I would use the https://nix-community.github.io/home-manager/options.html#opt-home.file option from home-manager to create a symlinks to a location that's outside of my $HOME dir so those files don't have to live on my home disk.

My particular use-case is that I want persistent configuration files that are shared throughout a handful of devices on my network. To this end, I use some home-manager symlinks that lead to a network folder where all these various directories and configuration files actually live. I edit those configurations in a single place and their changes propagate across the network to all the devices that would use them.

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For what it's worth, I don't understand the nix language or all the package manager functions in their entirety. I generally use what I need and that's it. Most information I've required that is nixpkgs-specific I was able to find in the manual. home-manager has one as well and it's been the best reference for me.

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Remember, when in doubt: "It's a DNS issue"

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Or they can keep using the same engine with the same issues because gamers will definitely buy their next title en-masse despite the previously mentioned issues. Eg. Starfield

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Almost all of these IDEs have language-specific features in them. PyCharm has Scientific tools (like SciView) for generating graphs using code and data. Rider features a pretty nice Windows Form builder for generating and creating GUIs for applications. Etc.

I can't imagine it being very useful or practical to unload all these language-specific plugins each time you open the program to write in a language that can't utilize those features.

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Is this IDE going to make it impossible to install the Rust plugin in their other IDEs? Like is there anything preventing a user from continuing to use the Rust plugin and CLion after this has been released?

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This is the right answer, and I wish more people would grasp that.

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That's correct. Even with this backtrack, it's a safe bet that they'll likely re-introduce this same policy with different wording once they believe their consumers have calmed down.

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