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AndrewB

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  1. I could see this very quickly becoming a game of clicking in the middle and then clicking around all the edges to be able to attack the board from all directions. There's a risk of making the game too easy.
  2. The bottom right square is guaranteed to be safe. In examples 2 and 3, the puzzle is solved. The uncertainty is between 1 and 4. If you click the bottom right square in example 1, what do you see? If you click the bottom right square in example 4, what do you see? Do both appear identical? If so, minesweeper has multiple solutions, and puzzles can be unsolvable.
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    Do you use Bitcoin or other crypto?

    Although I also use FLAC, the former has nothing to do with the latter.
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    Do you use Bitcoin or other crypto?

    That's like saying "ever since Napster got closed down, there really hasn't been a point to using MP3"
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    Do you use Bitcoin or other crypto?

    The first time I heard about it I assumed it was a pump and dump scam, but at some point I dug a little deeper. It didn't take long to convince me, and I've been a long term investor ever since. That means I ignore the day to day fluctuations. I've done as much buying as possible after the huge price crashes. Right now I'm not buying any at all. What I could invest would be tiny compared to what I've already gained. The last time the price crashed by 70%, I used that as an opportunity to buy what I could. If you're one of the MMT folk (money printer go brr, debt doesn't matter, this is the new normal, etc) then crypto investing is probably not for you.
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    Most Badass Bible Lines?

    Matthew 21:17
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    Do you use Bitcoin or other crypto?

    I have been investing a significant percentage of my income in it for many years, and I made a purchase using Bitcoin just a couple of weeks ago. Let's just say that it's the kind of purchase that I wouldn't want to be traced back to me somehow.
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    The best MIDI i ever heard

    Yeah, it's grossly inaccurate to call that a MIDI. By that standard, the majority of commercially released music is MIDI. There are only 2 reasons to call this clip a MIDI: 1) Zero effort was put into rendering it, making it transparently obvious the source was a .mid file, and 2) the source .mid file is actually pretty terrible. There is likely nothing that could have been done to make it sound good.
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    The best MIDI i ever heard

    I take it no actual .mid file is available.
  10. It's the only place you're ever going to see stories like this, which is incredibly sad.
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    AMD returns to the top end in GPU race

    This makes a lot of sense.
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    AMD returns to the top end in GPU race

    I will never understand people who root for their favorite tech brands the way they would root for a sports team. Then again, I have a hard time justifying why rooting for a sports team is any less silly.
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    Does Coding Require Any Math?

    You need to be comfortable with basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Unless you're doing custom programming for 3D graphics or something similar, then you do not need very advanced mathematical skills. What's far more important than math is being comfortable with logic. If, then, else, repeat, and breaking tasks into smaller steps. If you're the kind of person who doesn't enjoy thinking things through logically, then programming may not be for you.
  14. I don't think I count as continually active.
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    What should I do?

    Please consider magic mushrooms before considering suicide.
  16. In the old days, yes, a person should be banned. In the modern era, this doesn't need to be the case. Even if a person has been caught cheating several times, there's a simple way for them to regain credibility. Simply livestream all of their speedrun attempts. If they happen to nab a world record, they can link to their Twitch channel showing their hundreds of attempts and a normal distribution of luck, with a steady increase in skill. If they're pulling any shenanigans, or if their livestreams don't hold up to scrutiny, the community will easily be able to spot the inconsistencies.
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    Do you guys even lift?

    I disagree. The point where I broke through a ceiling and demolished my previous limitations when I said "screw it" to conventional wisdom and went to near 100% of my max weight limits on all exercises for about 14 days straight. I've also found that this increased strength seems to prevent, rather than cause, injury.
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    Borat 2 releases new trailer

    It's just not the same when everyone is in on the joke and is going along with it.
  19. I don't see why anyone should want to introduce a small amount lag and significant amount of video compression artifacts into to their game experience. All I see are downsides and as far as I can tell, no upside. This video shows what I consider to be an unacceptable amount of input lag. As much as the guy on the video is talking about how great it is, he can't even keep his vehicle on the road.
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    Do you guys even lift?

    The happiest week of the year was when the gyms re-opened in June and I was able to lift some real weights again. After a 3 month experiment, I learned that body weight exercises and cardio just aren't anywhere near good enough. This is my current exercise regiment: - Backsquats (up to 305 lb) - 45 degree dumbbell press (up to 75 lb each hand) - Deadlifts (up to 315 lb) That's it. No fancy overcomplicated gimmicks. Cardio is in the past.
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    Macbook Pro repair rabbit hole

    I didn't mistake anything about you. Even if you have more than one brain cell, that doesn't mean you're obligated to rub them together.
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    Macbook Pro repair rabbit hole

    A plurality of brain cells to rub together and a lack of brand homerism to be able to see what is blatantly obvious.
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    Macbook Pro repair rabbit hole

    Your entire response was exactly why I chose the words "innocent-looking". They can't just blatantly gimp your device. They have to come up with some plausible-sounding story to get away with it. Also, lol
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    Macbook Pro repair rabbit hole

    This kind of stuff is intentional. Automatic updates are almost entirely about planting innocent-looking time bombs into your hardware in order to boost future hardware sales. Therefore, I doubt the battery has anything to do with it.
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    Wolf 3d would using a map be cheating

    Yes, because the challenge of navigating the levels without a map is integral to the gameplay, and arguably factored in to the design of the levels. You're literally lowering the difficulty level of the game by using a map, which is no different than using IDBEHOLDA or IDBEHOLDL or something to make it easier to navigate a Doom level. A hint book is different and arguably not cheating because the book does not physically interface with the game in any way, Even still, many people try to beat games with as few hints as possible to minimize any feeling of cheating. I mean, play however you like, but let's not pretend that you're getting the full gameplay experience from 1992 because you're not.
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