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    @keita No, that’s not the same thing — a conductor rides on the train, rather than taking tickets at the station. @matigo
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      @morrick “I have real key travel on this baby!”
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        @matigo At least here and in the UK, the conductor is a mostly antiquated role — they were responsible for taking tickets. The driving was an entirely independent responsibility. Do the Japanese call their train driver a conductor?
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          @matigo There’s context to their posts — you just need to be following the right people. :P @keita
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            @keita It’s almost a no-brainer on a train — the only real thing a driver can control is the acceleration/brake balance. All the line switching is automated anyway! Just plug in a computer and be done with it. @matigo
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              @matigo I thought the conductor and the driver were two separate things…?
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                @simon_w I’ve been waiting to get rid of the stupid union jack in our flag forever, but nooooo — monarchists are apparently legion. (Are they masochists, I wonder? Who else volunteers to be subjugated?)
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                  @nickrosencrans Gotta keep those GPUs refrigerated!
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                    @keita (Also, 男女平等 assumes a gender binary, which we know not to be true.)
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                      @keita Could 性平等 work instead? Or would people just not understand it?
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                        @matigo @keita I’m sure you could specify any variety of easing modes, and tweak a cubic bezier specifying your optimum acceleration curve. :)
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                          @matigo The conductor is the person who drives the trains in Japan?
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                            @tewha You’re supposed to be able to get two or even three billion dollars per character if you do it right — but I’ve only ever been able to get just over a hundred million. :-/
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                              @tewha I keep making that mistake and not being able to buy the golf club. Not *this* time around!
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                                @tewha Make sure you save the Lester missions for later! Don’t do any more than you have to to make the story progress — and then when you’ve got the big payoff at the end, do them and make the relevant investments. :)
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                                  @keita And especially when it comes to driving and flying games, you’ve got custom peripherals for that — keyboard/mouse suck. IMO they’re really only superior for FPSes. (And with VR stuff around the corner, maybe not for long?) @tewha
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                                    @keita @tewha You can always plug a keyboard and mouse into a console, too. The only real advantage to the PC, I believe, is that you can build one vastly more powerful than the average console.
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                                      @keita I don’t mind that much — I have a PC for games, after all. But there’s no doubt that PC gaming entails a lot of fucking around that console gaming just doesn’t. @tewha
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                                        Well, it’s not like I could’ve played for long anyway — I have to go to work. I just wanted to see what it’d look like!
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                                          Now I can’t see the BIOS screen to put it back, and the PC seems to be in some kind of “can’t detect GPU, will reboot” loop. I’ll probably have to take the CMOS battery out.