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spencerflem  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 0xchan  - A Change of Seasons

I feel so bad for that site. I joined at the same time as hubski back when it was called whoaverse, and it seemed like a cool hipster Reddit alternative. Went back again last week and it's filled with (((conspiracies))) and outrageously racist and sexist things. Places that pride themselves exclusively on "free speech" seem to devolve into this sort of nonsense by pushing out the people who don't want to bother putting up with it.

spencerflem  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 6, 2019

It's such a fun little coin. Unlike real crypto which is deflationary, infinite spoin can by minted or destroyed basically whenever. You can give somebody 'pi' coins, and it stays as pi without rounding. Anyone can give anyone else negative imaginary spoin. You can give somebody a formula eg: limit( (x+2) / (x+1), x, oo), so long as it can be solved.

spencerflem  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 6, 2019

The boardgame club is the light of my life. We have a discord now, and it has grown from a single channel, to an incredibly excessive 20. There's the playlist channel where everyone who joins the club can add one song, another one for poetry and haiku, one for each of the RPG campaigns. There are 5 bots, two for greeting newcomers, one for playing zork, and two for my new Cryptocurrency eSpencoin (here's the whitepaper) which is possibly the first currency to handle numbers symbolically as well as extend to complex numbers. Most weekends now, somebody hosts a houseparty and we chill and chat and loosely contemplate playing games. It's honestly been the greatest thing, so much so that I've forgotten to do my homework and really must get back to my lab due tonight.

the onion's superbowl articles were amazing this year

spencerflem  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 30, 2019

Gainesville, FL: 43 degrees, but it feels like -30

spencerflem  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Windows 7: One Year to Go

Honestly, yeah. I did that with my laptop and it's a perfectly fine time now. I'm more offended that those things are on by default and that you have to undo half of the changes they make every update. It doesn't take a long time, and you can end up with things OK pretty easily, but it makes me feel slimy having to make those changes at all.

spencerflem  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Windows 7: One Year to Go

That's fair, but imo windows 10 goes a lot farther. To get win10 to be as usuable as 7 you have to: disable ads in multiple places, uninstall Candy Crush that they preinstalled, make regedits to disable bing search in the menu, turn off Cortana (might also need regedits now I can't remember), and mess with notification settings, just to get an OS that isn't spamming you with ads.

It might not be a good practice, but I appreciate that in Win 7 you can choose not to update. In win10 if Microsoft thinks you need their creators update that undoes all your configuration settings, you _will_ get the update. It doesn't feel like I own the OS as much as Microsoft generously allowing me to use it for the time being.

One day I'll finally switch to Linux

spencerflem  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Windows 7: One Year to Go

With win10, it really feels like the goal is not to make a usable os. Little things, like bing in the start menu, make me feel unwanted and like a product. Win7 works fine KAUAN: Chill Ukranian Prog Rock

THE TRAGICALLY HIP: Mellow Canadian altrock
spencerflem  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Friday Fun Facts: Deep

Yeah, nice try wasoxygen :p

spencerflem  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Friday Fun Facts Four

I'm guessing that the fake fact is the eyeball one, or at least I hope it is. That would be really creepy if true

Dude, boardgames are the best!

These guys are my go-to for comedy and reviews, and they just put out a holiday edition / light/party game roundup:

This was article has a really good list!

Our group has a blast with Azul, and everything in their Party game section I 100% reccommend, they're all amazing, especially Resistance/Avalon/SecretHitler and Codenames - probably my 2 most played games

Also Star Realms is amazing, literally just finished playing it and then went to check Hubski

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