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Well, finally got cvlc casting to the Chromecast in the living room. Here's the alias in case anyone's interested:

`alias vlcast='cvlc --extraintf ncurses --demux-filter=demux_chromecast --sout=""'`

`vlcast --sout-chromecast-ip <chromecast ip> <file>`

...VLC wasn't built with protobuf, and that's why Chromecast support isn't working on it on here

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You want to be an attack helicopter? Sure, if you want your short existence to be about carrying out destruction. Besides, that's small potatoes. I want to be a Leviathan; a living starship capable of traveling across the galaxy, and transporting passengers to distant stars!

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I ❤️ the way the profile directory on 2.7 requires people to opt-in, so people aren't just thrown in a public listing if they don't want to be (unlike some services *coughfacebookcough*)

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So, I've made a somewhat faithful recreation of an old chain email from the mid-to-late-90's -- complete without smooth scroll because it didn't exist at the time :D


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heyy uh it's my heckin birthday...

can i get some :boost_ok: ⁉️

Too real. I feel called out.

(I don't have the source for this)

As mentioned in a reply on Twitter, this winds up being a terrible experience for anyone using screen readers.

"The bad part here is that these kinds of bold/italics are incomprehensible to screen readers, since those are math symbols not letters."

Here's a link to the video they mention:

And a link to porglezomp's reply on Twitter:

Oh, and:
• s̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶r̶o̶u̶g̶h̶ ̶t̶e̶x̶t̶
• u͟n͟d͟e͟r͟l͟i͟n͟e͟d͟ ͟t͟e͟x͟t͟

I really want an extension that converts markdown to Unicode in text fields so I can have things like:
• 𝗯𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝘁𝗲𝘅𝘁
• 𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘦𝘹𝘵
• 𝙗𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙯𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙚𝙭𝙩
• bulleted lists
   • nested bullets

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So I've mostly played Smash casually but I think recent events have shook the community with new tech and the tiers are shaping up a little differently.

Now this isn't definitive, as the meta is constantly shifting, I might be wrong on some chars but the potential is there.

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