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bjoern_tantau Björn Tantau

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Beyond Good and Evil has been delisted on Steam
  • Diablo 2 is also a great example because while in general it is a very good remaster it lacks the LAN play of the original. Features were taken away.

  • Beyond Good and Evil has been delisted on Steam
  • No, a remaster is not the same. They can be hit or miss. Delisting a game is just another way of erasing history.

  • The meaning of life
  • A feature film from 1983 by the British comedy troupe Monty Python.

  • Anon loves his firetruck
  • What starts with F and ends in UCK? Firetruck!

  • Moonlight isn't working
  • The problem should be somewhere with Sunshine. Look at the logs. Maybe a firewall is on the server.

  • I don't use crossbows in video games
  • But, but, what about the crossbow in Jedi Knight? It's so powerful!

  • Moonlight isn't working
  • Does it work inside the LAN without Tailscale?

  • MacBook Air owner?
  • That's why I run OpenSUSE on my Deck instead of SteamOS.

  • He is Tall(tm)
  • Tallcat is tall.

  • MacBook Air owner?
  • Yeah, I have one. It's slow and unstable, no good browser, no good Signal client and an almost unusable camera and GPS.

    All these things kind of sorta work. But not in any satisfying capacity.

    It's especially baffling to me that it seems to be impossible to make a modern smartphone with even a small fraction of the power of a PC. It must be hardware or driver issue because devices like the Steam Deck or Raspberry Pi show that the software is perfectly capable of delivering a good experience. And Android phones show that Linux on a smartphone works in principle. There just seems to be a gap between them and mainline Linux. Probably Google bribing chip manufacturers to keep competition down. Can't think of much else.

  • Any way to get notifications sooner?
  • Yeah, I couldn't even restrict it if I wanted to.

    Might that work better with a degoogled OS?

  • Any way to get notifications sooner?
  • I'm ashamed to admit that I use Google Play Services.

  • Any way to get notifications sooner?

    With every version of Android it seems to be harder and harder to get real time notifications anywhere near real time.

    Twitch notifications, Signal, WhatsApp, I often get these ten to thirty minutes too late.

    I've excluded them from battery optimisation but that doesn't seem to do anything. And I can't find anything else.

    I don't care about battery usage. I'm always near a charger.

    Android 13 on a Fairphone 3.

    MacBook Air owner?
  • The phone is still not very usable. It's possible to use it as a daily driver but only if you have a high pain tolerance.

    sigh I miss my N900.

  • Metroid Prime 4: Beyond – Announcement Trailer
  • Visually maybe but not gameplay wise. They are very much Metroidvanias (that genre isn't called that by chance) where you collect gear to open up the maps more and more and shoot aliens on the way.

    I really loved Prime 3 on the Wii. One of the few shooters that played well on there. I got the trilogy when that was ported but got stuck somewhere in the first game. Was too proud to look up a walkthrough.

  • I need Mage Advice
  • Definitely wear the leather armor for now. Leather armor +2 is better than chain mail +0. I would try to identify the plates. If they are +2 dump upgrade scrolls into them so that you can wear them with 15 strength and then do so when you reach that. Or try to reach the smith and upgrade the armor with his quest reward.

    What wand did you get from the wandmaker? My usual approach is to imbue my staff with that and then use it as my main weapon and upgrade it further.

  • The original Resident Evil (1996) has been rated for PC in Europe. Resident Evil was technically already released for PC in 1996, but it's not actually available via Steam or any digital market place.
  • Huh? I distinctly remember playing that game back then on my PC. Or at least the demo. Hated the controls. So it should be available in some form.

  • 40 years of Boston Dynamics
  • How long until I can have my robot butler?

  • ich🍝iel
  • Na danke, jetzt muss ich mir für heute was neues ausdenken.

  • ich🎶iel

    Ich bekomme das Lied einfach nicht aus dem Kopf.


    Promising Treatment for Long Covid Targeting the High-Density Lipoprotein Proteome for the Treatment of Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2

    Here, we target the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) proteome in a case series of 16 patients with post-COVID-19 symptoms treated with HMG-Co-A reductase inhibitors (statin) plus angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockers (ARBs) for 6 weeks. Patients suffering from persistent symptoms (post-acute sequela...

    Targeting the High-Density Lipoprotein Proteome for the Treatment of Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2

    They treated 16 patients with cholesterin and blood pressure medication and it showed a reduction of about 90 % in symptoms.

    Here's an article in German about the study:,cholesterin-long-covid-100.html

    Can anyone gleen how bad the patients had it before treatment? I can't get further than the abstract in the full paper.



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    Just a black bear


    How Elon Musk's Starlink Turned Remote Amazon Tribe Into Social Media And Pornography Addicts

    cross-posted from:

    > How Elon Musk's Starlink Turned Remote Amazon Tribe Into Social Media And Pornography Addicts


    VR games for lying down?

    Can you recommend any PCVR games that can be played lying down? Preferably something slower that runs on Linux.

    So far I've tried:

    • Overload: Works, but I get motion sickness.
    • Hellblade: Works but for some reason it's too boring for me at the moment, dunno why.
    • Arkham VR: A PITA to get working with shitty controls and it's almost impossible to play lying on your back.
    • Star Wars Squadrons: Works well, will keep playing.
    • The 7th Guest VR: Doesn't work on Linux.
    • Alien Isolation: Doesn't work on Linux.

    I'm currently installing Alyx but that will probably be too much for my little Deck and on top of that demand too much interactivity.

    I really wish The 7th Guest worked. That could have been exactly the kind of calm experience I wanted to play.


    Microsoft's screenshot everything feature isn't so bad

    I think Microsoft's planned recall feature where they screenshot everything you do so that it can be analysed by AI isn't as bad as everyone makes it sound. It's only bad because Windows is closed source and nobody can verify if what they say is true.

    But if Microsoft aren't lying and none of the data ever leaves your PC (which is supported by the fact that you need a pretty beefy machine to use it) then it is one of the more privacy friendly shit they've done recently. And I think they were fully aware that they could only sell "thing that records everything you do" if they could convince people that it doesn't share that data. Guess they failed.

    If it were open source I might even think about using it myself. If the hardware and subsequently power requirements weren't so absurdly high.


    FOSS AI painting with Krita

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    > FOSS AI painting with Krita > > It's so awesome that I can let my kid paint with Krita and let her enhance the picture with AI live. She wanted to have an AI picture editor on her phone but I didn't like the privacy policy. But Krita AI Diffusion came to the rescue. > > After testing it out myself I showed her Krita, the most important tools and how to use layers and before I could say anything she was off to paint a nice landscape. When she was finished I actually got to enable the AI plugin and show her the ropes around that. And after enabling live painting she went ham and added a phoenix and a giant hand. > > Hardest thing about it was that she had to describe what she wanted in English. But she's already learning that in school so it shouldn't give her too much trouble in the long run. > > Anyways, FOSS rules!



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    > Cheeky


    Scrollbar for community selection

    Can we get a scrollbar for the community quick search? I just posted one I didn't really intend to because I thought I was hallucinating the other one. But stupid me should just have scrolled down to find it. Is it possible to get some kind of indicator to see that there are more available?

    I'm on the Android app on Android 13.


    Does Arkham Knight get better?

    I never completed Arkham Knight and only played the first two games which I really liked. But for some reason I can't get into Arkham Knight. I find myself overwhelmed by the controls that seem to do something different all the time.

    Granted, I am much dumber now than five or so years ago when I played the first two. But as far as I recall they were relatively straight forward. But as soon as I reached the first tank segment in the beginning of AK I remembered when I gave up originally.

    But this time I decided to soldier through. Until I got to a segment where I had to complete five or six boring ass tutorials which all showed me different unrelated things of which I needed exactly one to progress and which all could have been integrated into the normal gameplay. Three I already forgot and with one I didn't even know what I was supposed to be doing but somehow I completed it.

    Is it worth it to go on playing? Do I have to know everything it's trying to teach me? I remember that it was pretty much needed to learn everything in Doom Eternal (as opposed to 2016). But at least all the controls were pretty consistent there.

    Anyways. Should I keep playing? Or is Arkham Origins better? Maybe I should just replay Asylum and City instead.

    Edit: I kept playing and it did get better. Still annoyed by the same things as before but it's still an Arkham game. Thanks all!


    "What's your gender?" "Well..."

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    > "What's your gender?" "Well..."