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rbos Rob Bos @lemmy.ca

Canadian, sysadmin, trans rights are human rights, puncha-the-nazis, cats are pretty great, GNU Terry Pratchett.

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Scrapyard Engineers is a lot of fun
  • Metal grids and motors are worth their weight in gold. Hydrogen thrusters are vanishingly rare, that's where I'm bottlenecked at the moment.

  • Scrapyard Engineers is a lot of fun

    Splitsie's Scrapyard Engineers scenario is pretty great, I've been enjoying it, and if you haven't tried it, it's worth a crack.

    The concept is that you basically don't get refiners or assemblers, and only a limited number of blocks you can make. Everything else, you have to find from wreckage strewn about the landscape. The goal is to get to space.

    In addition to the base modpack, I strongly recommend Improvised Experimentation. The author also recommends it, but tunes down the carry weight so that you have to use cranes more. I didn't, but a crane is still extremely useful.

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    I am the outwitter!
  • yeah, I haven't had issues getting a webcam to work in years, just plug and go

  • I am the outwitter!
  • That would be a very interesting virus.

  • [B.C.] Canada's first commercial electric flight to make history June 14
  • I really thought Harbour Air would be first.

  • Post-war Dutch music

    Apologies for the English, my monolingualism is entirely my own fault at this point.

    The tldr: my grandmother grew up during WW2 in the occupied Netherlands, and migrated to Canada in the 1950s in her 20s.

    She is likely in the stages of early dementia, and one of the recommendations for dementia patients is to find music that they'd likely enjoyed as teenagers or young adults. I'd like to see if I can find something that fits that rough description. I expect I can make do with the English catalogue of classic rock and country from that time, but it'd be nice to find something a little different.

    Can someone make any broad recommendations for popular Dutch music from the 1950s? Ideally, something I can find in mp3 format, but I'm willing to spend some money.

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    Recommend a server-side email classifier
  • I've been using rspamd for a while. It may be extensible to do token based classification like you want but it may take some work.

  • On June 8th, a Su-57 multi-purpose fighter was hit at the Akhtubinsk airfield in the Astrakhan region of Russia, 589km from the front line.
  • I think it might be. Loom at the ovals painted on thr concrete. The rear of the plane is in the same spot but the tip is way forward.

  • Renters beware poster
  • Yeah, I'd be pissed about that.

  • Trudeau says housing needs to retain its value
  • The place next door just got rebuilt as a fourplex, each unit of which is going for 1.6 million dollars. The mortgage would be $8k/month. I and my partner have no kids, no car, and both have solid incomes in union jobs. Our current rent is a hair under $1k/mo because we've been in this place awhile.

    That mortgage plus taxes, utilities, would still be almost all our income. It's ridiculous.

  • Renters beware poster
  • I'm confused by the EV charger thing in that. Are they complaining that money was spent by the condo board that didn't personally benefit them, or that it was installed without any notification to the building owners?

  • TIL that despite the frequent assertion that lesbian relationships have the highest DV the source data paints a different picture.
  • Crazy. I believe it. Maybe it's some combination of overpressure and sudden vacuum. Love your description, thanks for the effort.

  • TIL that despite the frequent assertion that lesbian relationships have the highest DV the source data paints a different picture.
  • Without knowing anything about weaponry, it seems sketchy to claim that a 1atm pressure difference would do that.

  • TIL Madonna turned down a role in The Matrix, one of the biggest regrets of her career
  • We'd probably be talking about different awesome movies with actors we've currently never heard of!

  • Messaging Service ICQ To Shut Down Next Month After Nearly 30 Years
  • That's numberwang! Spin the board!

  • Serial killer Robert Pickton in critical condition after prison assault
  • Mostly victims were native women he picked up on the street, I believe. The kind of people the cops actively avoid thinking about, even today. Another Picton could happen today, no problem.

  • What a beautiful romantic comment by Rishi Sunak
  • Sure, but that's a backhoe used on a shovel problem.

  • It’s always with my best shirts
  • Even just hang drying will do wonders. Also for your budget. That's like 5 dollars a week saved.

  • New Gel Could Neutralize Alcohol's Effects Before a Hangover Hits
  • Ibuprofen is better. Processed by the kidney. Tylenol gets processed by the liver so it adds more stress. As I understand it.

  • Valheim - Patch 0.218.15 – Ashlands
  • I will call off the dogs. You are now free to play something else.

  • Valheim - Patch 0.218.15 – Ashlands

    store.steampowered.com Valheim - Patch 0.218.15 – Ashlands - Steam News

    The world is heating up and in the south something is stirring... The creatures of the Ashlands come to life as the biome update is here at last! After three weeks in the Public Test Branch, we believe we have ironed out most of the wrinkles with the update already, but please keep in mind that hotf...

    Valheim - Patch 0.218.15 – Ashlands - Steam News

    Officially out!

    There's a video trailer, too.

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    The Long Dark: May Developer Diary

    hinterlandforums.com May Developer Diary

    May Developer Diary Hello fans, Here’s some news about what to expect in Part Five of TALES FROM THE FAR TERRITORY, which we are targeting for the second half of June (depending on how long it takes to test and clear console certification), as well as an update on progress around bringing TALES t...

    May Developer Diary
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    Valheim - Patch 0.218.9 – Ashlands (Public Test)

    store.steampowered.com Valheim - Patch 0.218.9 – Ashlands (Public Test) - Steam News

    ⚠️ Note: This update is for the Public Test version of Valheim, and may therefore be unstable. Before we launch this update to the Default version of the game, we want to make sure to have a chance to discover bugs and adjust the balancing, to give you the best game experience possible. Access the P...

    Valheim - Patch 0.218.9 – Ashlands (Public Test) - Steam News
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    hand-drawn Valheim map

    This is our hand-drawn map of our immersive-mode Valheim map - I sail while my partner maps on the boat. We call out terrain observations, bearing, etc while we're sailing.

    Currently, we're settled on a Plains island in the south, four days' sail from spawn, and have established a full base in preparation for Ashlands.

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    Valheim build-a-base kit

    So, I've been playing immersive mode. We just took down Queen, which was a pretty good challenge, and packed up the essentials and went all the way from the deep north to the (completely unexplored) edge of the Ashlands. Deciding what to pack on the longboat was a huge challenge, and we forgot some stuff, but made it work.

    One thing we took a risk on: we brought a stack of beech seeds. Turned out to be one of the best decisions of the trip! Once the initial round of tree planting was done, we had an inexhaustible source of super convenient wood without having to travel for it.

    Does anyone else have any base bootstrapping tips?

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    I'm Stuck On Top Of This Mountain In The Long Dark

    aftermath.site I'm Stuck On Top Of This Mountain In The Long Dark - Aftermath

    The Long Dark is a survival game about living with your bad choices.

    I'm Stuck On Top Of This Mountain In The Long Dark - Aftermath

    cross-posted from: https://lemm.ee/post/22324944

    > The beauty of The Long Dark. > > To clear up some confusion: there is an article behind that link and I'm not the author.

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    store.steampowered.com The Long Dark - THE LONG DARK Updated to v 2.27 - Steam News

    Hello players, We have just updated THE LONG DARK to version 2.27, build 127976. This is a Hotfix to THE LONG DARK and THE LONG DARK: SURVIVAL EDITION and contains fixes for issues introduced with our Part Four release. **Spoilers Below** Update Details ADJUSTED REQUIREMENTS TO START ‘BURIED ECHOES’...

    The Long Dark - THE LONG DARK Updated to v 2.27 - Steam News

    TLDR: Lotsa bugfixes.

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    Beautiful The Long Dark game maps

    Oliv on Steam created a set of very nice maps for TLD zones, including the new Zone of Contamination.

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    The Long Dark: December 2023 Dev Diary

    hinterlandforums.com December 2023 Dev Diary

    Hello Survivors, Just a quick message to bring the end of the year to a close. In my November Dev Diary and in the recent update video for TALES FROM THE FAR TERRITORY, Part Four, I promised to post one last message before the end of the year, and that it would include an Episode Five teaser. So ...

    December 2023 Dev Diary

    A brief note announcing the title of the last chapter of Wintermute, "slated for release in late 2024".

    Hinterlands thread as above. Steam community forum Reddit thread

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    hinterlandforums.com THE LONG DARK Updated to v 2.26

    Hello players, We have just updated THE LONG DARK to version 2.26, build 126828. This is a Hotfix to THE LONG DARK and THE LONG DARK: SURVIVAL EDITION and contains fixes for issues introduced with our Part Four release. **Spoilers Below** Known Issues The team is currently aware of the following ...

    THE LONG DARK Updated to v 2.26

    Looks like mostly bugfixes and such. Clipping, art, visual bugs mostly.

    I've been impressed by how solid this DLC release has been so far, nothing super gamebreaking.

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    The Long Dark -- TALES FROM THE FAR TERRITORY -- Part Four Update Video

    The Long Dark is launching part 4, video is livestreaming at time of writing.

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    chat filtering?

    Hey, is anyone aware of a method to filter chat by keyword? The in-game spam is ... absolutely incredible.

    Some super basic keyword filters would cut down on 99% of it. Even better, if you could selectively ignore any message containing a URL, or a contract, or something like that.

    It's SUPER weird that a, what, 20 year old game doesn't have this. It smacks of intention and makes chat completely unusable.

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    TLD November Dev Diary

    www.thelongdark.com Dev Diary - November 2023 - THE LONG DARK

    Survivors, the November Dev Diary includes an exciting update on Part Four of TALES FROM THE FAR TERRITORY and more.

    Dev Diary - November 2023 - THE LONG DARK

    Some neat and unexpected stuff! Looking forward to the harvesting animations.

    Reddit thread:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/thelongdark/comments/17sgpgj/dev_diary_november_2023/

    Steam thread:

    https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/305620/view/3820802116159638806?l=english

    Hinterlands forum thread:

    https://hinterlandforums.com/forums/topic/44270-november-2023-dev-diary/

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    TLD Quality of Life Update v2.23

    hinterlandforums.com THE LONG DARK - Quality of Life Update v2.23

    Hello Community, We have just released our v2.23 (120705) Quality of Life Update for THE LONG DARK (including Survival Edition), and TALES FROM THE FAR TERRITORY on all platforms. GENERAL Fixed an issue where inaccurate time values were shown in the player Journal during the Nomad Challenge. Fixe...

    THE LONG DARK - Quality of Life Update v2.23

    Some interesting stuff here.

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    September 2023 Dev Diary

    www.thelongdark.com Dev Diary – September 2023 - THE LONG DARK

    Survivors, the September Dev Diary includes information on an upcoming Quality of Life, new details on Part Four of TALES FROM THE FAR TERRITORY, and more.

    Dev Diary – September 2023 - THE LONG DARK
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    Forlorn Airfield cooking

    A relaxing morning (Day 520) cooking in the airfield. I've found the control hut to be the best spot for it: the sheltered place between the two buildings shields you from the wind from two directions, and the opened doors mean that if the wind blows straight through from either direction, at least two fires will keep going.

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    How often do you repair gear?

    Personally, I don't bother to repair my (Interloper) gear until it hits about 70% condition. I feel that reaches a good balance between keeping gear in good condition and not feeling like I'm wasting cloth/hides. If I have more than (say) two bearhides or four deerhides around, I'll repair earlier. And of course rabbithides are super easy to get and renewable, so I try to keep those above 90%.

    Of course, I have a lot of cloth laid up now, and beachcombing is a fairly reliable source, so maybe 70% is too low. Should I go to 80%?

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    Moosehide Cloak buffs

    Clothing issue, in my opinion: The moose cloak doesn't have much practical use in difficult game modes. It doesn't really win on any useful metric. Pretty much every Interloper player goes for double bear coats.

    Bearskin Coat: 6C warmth, 5C wind, 80% water resist, 20% protection, -20% mobility, 5kg. 1.20C/kg inner slot, 2.20C/kg outer slot. Wolfskin Coat: 4C warmth, 4C wind, 60% water resist, 12% protection, -15% mobility, 3kg. 1.33C/kg inner slot, 2.67C/kg outer slot. Moose Cloak: 3.5C warmth, 4C wind, 90% water resist, 20% protection, -10% mobility, 4kg. 1.875C/kg outer slot only.

    For the outer slot, the wolfskin coat has the best temp/kg, and the bearskin has the highest raw boost (11C). For the inner slot, the wolfskin coat has the best temp/kg, and the bearskin again has the highest raw boost.

    Water resistance, wind resistance, and protection are fully irrelevant for the inner slot. Water resistance is irrelevant unless you travel during a blizzard, which is fairly easy to avoid, and the high water resistance of a bear coat makes it almost as good as a moose cloak. Protection is generally never worth optimizing for, unless you plan to get in struggles, but the bear coat matches the moose cloak.

    I've never used a moose cloak, since for only one extra kilogram, you gain 3.5 degrees of extra warmth on the outer slot, one of the best bargains in the game, only losing 10% water resist and 10% mobility.

    So how do we make the moose coat useful? Some ideas:

    • Nerf the bear coat's water resist. Make it much more likely to get soggy.
    • Buff the moose cloak's weight. If it was 3kg, the weight ratio would be 2.5, making it more weight-efficient than the bear coat, almost as warm as the wolf coat, but substantially more water-resistant and slightly better for mobility and protection. It would then be at least a sidegrade for the wolfcoat, and might make sense in some situations.
    • Make the moosecoat more appealing. Give it say 3.0C warmth and 8.0 wind, so that it matches the bearcoat for the outside slot. Then, the moosecloak-bearhide combo would be the same, but 1kg lighter, and it would add additional logistical challenges for survival, forcing you to bag the odd moose in addition to the bears.
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