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Played Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the bus today. That game is pure concentrated fun. The music, art style, characters, items. It's just good plain fun.

Nintendo saved this year. Two mainline Metroid games, more Mario details, Rocket League Switch. The only things missing we're Animal Crossing and a Smash Bros Switch port. So far I haven't regretted the Switch purchase.

@andlabs @KitRedgrave I assume it's a site preview URL like a thumbnailer. The problems I have with it are:

1. It freaking fires on each character entered, wasting bandwidth.

2. It fires while the user is still typing, if you write a toot and don't hit 'TOOT' you don't expect the world to know you entered a URL.

3. If they do it for URL's they probably keep un-submitted text like Facebook does (they were bought by FB).

Very creepy @WhatsApp, someone was apparently typing in an URL and WhatsApp was fetching it off my server char-by-char


has been a major disappointment for me this year. LOOK AT ALL THESE GAMES that have already come out. Good shit, did we need more Skyrim? A few look interesting, but overall I'm underwhelmed.

yay i can talk about this now that it was printed in a british tabloid

i flew to NYC last weekend to hang out with chelsea manning. we worked on some fun things and went to fast food restaurants a lot and ran a bunch of mundane errands. it's so surreal that she is free now and can do normal things like go shopping for glasses.

the last time i saw her was in a prison visit room at ft leavenworth. i never thought i'd walk around a city with her, buying sodas and talking about whatever we wanted.

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I've been playing Battlegrounds recently. I think it finally hits what was so compelling about DayZ. The zombies were a distraction, the "bandits" is where the real fun came in. It finally feels like it zeroed in on what made the original mod so much fun.

Things I'd like to see:

* Performance updates (server and client)
* Better spectator modes
* Tighter controls (especially when picking up items close together)
* Polish

This is an early access game that is worth $30.

"I HATE Pudge. Whenever he is on the enemy team he is being controlled by Dendi and whenever he's on my team he's being controlled by TwitchPlaysPokemon"

quote from /u/ErikSoup

Got my gaming PC rebuilt, gonna try out Battlegrounds tonight. Anyone playing it?

Put down the popcorn and patch your media player

Researchers have uncovered an alarming “zero resistance” security hole in the way several popular media players handle film subtitles that could allow attackers to take full control of a user’s computer.

How to ruin a date in 4 words 

My editor is emacs

Just got my desk and main PC set up in the new place. It's starting to feel like home.

not kidding, we fixed it with:

ExecStart=/bin/bash -c "/bin/echo ${DAEMON_OPTS} && /usr/sbin/varnishd ${DAEMON_OPTS}"

Because otherwise systemd would randomly eat parts of ${DAEMON_OPTS}. oh yes, we *also* had to make DAEMON_OPTS a single line, because *something* didn't like '\' continuation chars.

systemd is the worst software I've ever had to use, and I've used AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, and 16-bit Windows Payroll software.

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