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The bits and pieces thing makes no sense.
The bits and pieces thing makes no sense.

Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.thebureau-game.com/

You are part of an elite squad who freeze time to move near cover and get shot in the head.

I guess they didn't play their own game, because there are obvious flaws. This would have been more fun if they got rid of the whole moving around like an RPG. Like the old X-COM ga-- oh wait, the old games are just better. Why was this game made?

  • Properly titled The Bureau: XCOM Declassified



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Google >
Software > Web browsers >

(on Wikipedia)
https://vivaldi.com/

Based on Chrome's open-source components (Chromium), but with real-browser functionality added.

Spectacular. It has all the pieces missing from Chrome. I'd strongly consider switching to it from Pale Moon if it had proper ScrapBook X support.



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I darken its background colour
I darken its background colour

Software >

Chocolatey: babun
https://babun.github.io/

A customized Cygwin for Linux on Windows: Zsh, Bash, git and other Linux software, all pre-configured.

Can install other software provided by Cygwin.

  • 712, 774 - apparently abandoned, last updated 2016-05-02.

    • The main contributors are still alive, I see them posting on their Twitters.
    • I'll likely move to pure Cygwin, and get my common applications installed. That should be easy, but who the hell knows with Linux.

My configuration specific to Babun is currently scattered throughout my git repository, just findinall Babun (using my findinall() )



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Entertainment > Games >

http://store.steampowered.com/app/512250/
http://vilemonarch.com/oh-sir-insult/

Like scrabble with words, assemble phrases to do varying degrees of insult-damage.

This definitely should appeal to some people, but it doesn't appeal to me. I think this would be especially attractive to people with an Android phone.



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Software > Operating Systems >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.android.com/

An operating system most notably on mobile phones, but also found on media boxes.

Fundamentally flawed - It is tethered to Google in as many ways as they've made possible. From a time server, to internet traffic compression. From google play requiring an account requiring your verified phone number. From hoops to download and install software from their store. It's fucking awful.

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Saints Row 2 cover

Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.mobygames.com/game/saints-row-2
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1024918/
saintsrow.com

Be a gang member, run around in a sandbox world and shoot stuff, I guess.

It's alright.

  • Note that the original Saints Row - (2006 game) was only released for the Xbox 360.



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