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hello! i'm new to raru.re, though not to fedi. i'm probably gonna post about life, music i like (witch house, dubstep and everything in between), traveling, drugs and software development.

the type of person whose main source of news is the news app on nintendo switch

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announcing world war iii, the long-awaited sequel to the cult classic!

are you european or just nocturnal

wish i had a mouse and some more desk space to play xonotic

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one of my biggest issues with splatoon is that you can't listen to your own music while playing it

"online" is a surprisingly outdated word given how it's used

farming simulators: way to touch grass without leaving home

As you may have heard, Apple has increased the size of the display on the iPhone 5 to 4 inches, as opposed to the 3.5-inch screens that have dominated every other model in the line. Prior to the release of the new phone, there were many people who argued that the 3.5-inch display was scientifically perfect — having been engineered to match the average reach of a thumb — and a larger screen would create all sorts of usability problems. Undoubtedly those poor individuals are undergoing surgery as we speak in the hopes that they may someday be able to reach the upper left corner of the iPhone 5's screen with their right-hand thumb.

bigger cities force you to confront it through interacting with other people. gets harder to build a fantasy world (still far from impossible, but you have to make it more realistic).

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thinking about my hometown, no one was in a rush there. also they all had super weird views on life. like, pretty detached from reality, but not like it matters if you don't interact with the outside world all that much.

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it's weird how people change depending on the size of the city they live in. can always kinda tell by the way everyone's dressed and how fast they walk or talk, even if you don't know what city you're in.

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There seems to be a lot of misconceptions in the music community regarding the differences between 320kbps mp3 and FLAC format. It is true that 320kbps is technically as good as FLAC, but there are other reasons to get music in a lossless format.

Hearing the difference now isn't the reason to encode to FLAC. FLAC uses lossless compression, while MP3 is 'lossy'. What this means is that for each year the MP3 sits on your hard drive, it will lose roughly 12kbps, assuming you have SATA - it's about 15kbps on IDE, but only 7kbps on SCSI, due to rotational velocidensity. You don't want to know how much worse it is on CD-ROM or other optical media.

comparing software development to building bridges has become a meme, but it's a strawman. like, yeah, in most cases, bridges are better made. but a bridge is just one part of a system. look at the map and tell me that most cities are better designed than most software.

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people say it's specific to computers, but interacting with them is like interacting with any complex system built by humans. we suck at building things, that's just a law of nature. there's nothing that could fix it. which doesn't mean attempts to improve the situation are pointless, quite the opposite — there's no reason to give up trying to make things better just because you can't make them perfect.

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same as running a business is often about getting unreliable contractors, unpredictable employees and broken supply chains to work together to provide a stable and dependable service. regardless of market forces, government interference and acts of god.

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