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  1. Comment on Official Blizzard statement about Blitzchung's punishment at the Hearthstone Grandmasters tournament in ~games

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    Same, but I'm fairly convinced J Allen Brack didn't write the statement. It's absolutely not his writing style and the weirdness does jump out to me and I'm not the only one it's jumped out to....

    Same, but I'm fairly convinced J Allen Brack didn't write the statement. It's absolutely not his writing style and the weirdness does jump out to me and I'm not the only one it's jumped out to.

    And if he didn't write it, it's good to ask who did.

    Who would write a statement for the CEO of Blizzard on Chinese affairs? Either the CEO or its PR department. It's not unlikely some Chinese natives were involved in said PR department for this...

    This all smells so fishy. . .

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion #1 in ~health

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    I don't. But I did buy a mat and I've been happy with Fitness Blender which someone recommended a while back.

    I don't. But I did buy a mat and I've been happy with Fitness Blender which someone recommended a while back.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion #1 in ~health

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    I found a new fencing club which I'm interested in trying out. I was going to go today but ended up delaying it until Monday for lack of motivation and bad timing. You know, there's a gym not too...

    I found a new fencing club which I'm interested in trying out. I was going to go today but ended up delaying it until Monday for lack of motivation and bad timing.

    You know, there's a gym not too far from here. I was interested in trying it out. It's a Basic Fit. I actually went to visit it, it's pretty clean and all. I was going to subscribe, until I figured out their shitty little game they're playing.

    You see, they're advertising monthly costs of 20 EUR. But it's not 20 EUR for 1 month. If you actually wanted just one month, you'd have to pay 48.98 EUR (19.99 EUR / month base price, 9 EUR / month for "flex" option which lets you cancel before the end of the first 12 months, and an additional 19.99 EUR they call a "subscription fee"). Of course, you also wouldn't have the "first six weeks free", nor would you get the "basic-fit bag".

    So you may be tempted to go for the "premium" option which costs 29.99 EUR and has no "subscription fee", which works out cheaper the first month. But then, when you wanted to cancel at the end of the month, you'd be on the hook for … drumroll … 389.87 EUR.

    Fuck that.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Hearthstone Player Banned from Grandmasters Tournament for Voicing Support for HK Protestors in ~games

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    Brian Kibler, one of Hearthstone's most respected and long-standing casters (and a MTG professional) has announced he will not be casting the Hearthstone Grandmasters finals at BlizzCon,...

    Brian Kibler, one of Hearthstone's most respected and long-standing casters (and a MTG professional) has announced he will not be casting the Hearthstone Grandmasters finals at BlizzCon, Blizzard's biggest event of the year.

    https://bmkgaming.com/statement-on-blitzchung/

    14 votes
  5. Comment on Lets trade advertisement for something else and start a new trend? in ~tildes

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    Yeah, so can you without healthcare. Except healthcare is a lot harder to acquire from random strangers or even the soil if you can't afford it. I dunno why you're fighting me on this. You pay for...

    you can literally die without it

    Yeah, so can you without healthcare. Except healthcare is a lot harder to acquire from random strangers or even the soil if you can't afford it.

    I dunno why you're fighting me on this. You pay for bottled water in the US just as I do outside of the US. The problem isn't that, the problem is bars/restaurants defaulting to not serving free water. And I agree they should.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Lets trade advertisement for something else and start a new trend? in ~tildes

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    You have to pay because they ask you to buy bottled water. Make no mistake this is the exception in Europe. (Also in the US you have to pay for your own health care, YMMV)

    You have to pay because they ask you to buy bottled water.

    Make no mistake this is the exception in Europe.

    (Also in the US you have to pay for your own health care, YMMV)

    7 votes
  7. Comment on Lets trade advertisement for something else and start a new trend? in ~tildes

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    I've been pushing every single restaurant and bar here in Belgium to give me tap water. It's a thing most refuse to do and they ask you to buy a bottle of water but I find it to be reprehensibly...

    I've been pushing every single restaurant and bar here in Belgium to give me tap water. It's a thing most refuse to do and they ask you to buy a bottle of water but I find it to be reprehensibly rude.

    In France it's a legal requirement to offer free water if asked. This is one of those things where activism can actually fairly easily fix the situation IMO.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Hearthstone Player Banned from Grandmasters Tournament for Voicing Support for HK Protestors in ~games

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    Yes, blizzard has a massive presence in China, especially hearthstone. The Chinese market is straight up what's keeping hearthstone alive. This is repulsive and unsurprising.

    Yes, blizzard has a massive presence in China, especially hearthstone. The Chinese market is straight up what's keeping hearthstone alive.

    This is repulsive and unsurprising.

    18 votes
  9. Comment on Caddy Proposal: Permanently change all proprietary licensing to open source in ~comp

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    Things like the file manager and markdown rendering are super cool, even though I've not used them. FWIW I set it up in production here and it still runs the HSReplay.net servers to my knowledge...

    Things like the file manager and markdown rendering are super cool, even though I've not used them.

    FWIW I set it up in production here and it still runs the HSReplay.net servers to my knowledge (Stack goes something like Cloudflare => AWS ECS => Docker => Caddy => uwsgi => Django).

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Caddy Proposal: Permanently change all proprietary licensing to open source in ~comp

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    Shout if you need help :) Caddy has a lot of neat features. They don't necessarily make sense in production but can be super useful for hobbyist websites. I recommend going through the docs,...

    Shout if you need help :)

    Caddy has a lot of neat features. They don't necessarily make sense in production but can be super useful for hobbyist websites. I recommend going through the docs, specifically the Caddyfile reference, to see how much it can do.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Caddy Proposal: Permanently change all proprietary licensing to open source in ~comp

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    I've used it successfully in production. I love it, wouldn't go back to nginx unless I was dealing with extremely performance critical paths. My main issue with selling it as a tech has always...

    I've used it successfully in production. I love it, wouldn't go back to nginx unless I was dealing with extremely performance critical paths.

    My main issue with selling it as a tech has always been the weird license.

    6 votes
  12. Comment on Elevator Hacking: From the Pit to the Penthouse in ~tech

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    Oh I must have watched the defcon version then. I'm pretty sure at least. Might be misremembering...

    Oh I must have watched the defcon version then. I'm pretty sure at least. Might be misremembering...

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Elevator Hacking: From the Pit to the Penthouse in ~tech

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    Ohhh I remember watching that talk, it's one of my favourite DEFCON talks. Great submission :)

    Ohhh I remember watching that talk, it's one of my favourite DEFCON talks. Great submission :)

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Jamal Khashoggi, one year later in ~news

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    Here in Brussels, the avenue where the Saudi Arabia embassy is located was just renamed the Jamal Khashoggi avenue. https://twitter.com/amnestybe/status/1179332519336042501

    Here in Brussels, the avenue where the Saudi Arabia embassy is located was just renamed the Jamal Khashoggi avenue.

    https://twitter.com/amnestybe/status/1179332519336042501

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Why is Tildes not on Github? in ~tildes

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    Seconded. I love the new MS and I love GitHub, but gitlab is truly a force to be reckoned with both as a product and a company. They're the perfect model of the FOSS company, in my mind.

    Seconded. I love the new MS and I love GitHub, but gitlab is truly a force to be reckoned with both as a product and a company. They're the perfect model of the FOSS company, in my mind.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    Well your company doesn't require you to disagree with me, merely to use them.

    Well your company doesn't require you to disagree with me, merely to use them.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    Tabs over spaces and anyone who disagrees is basically wrong.

    Tabs over spaces and anyone who disagrees is basically wrong.

    13 votes
  18. Comment on The Internet Is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse. What Went Wrong? in ~tech

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    Please source your claims. I've seen Stallman say a lot of creepy shit but not that.

    he's previously said he doesn't think images of child sexual abuse should be illegal

    Please source your claims. I've seen Stallman say a lot of creepy shit but not that.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Tabletop Weekly Discussion #3 - What's one of your favourite games? in ~games.tabletop

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    I agree with @aphoenix's wife, "no strategy" is kinda meh, but if you're looking for group-first games then most coop games, eg. Pandemic, would fit the bill. I'm a big fan of that style of play....

    I agree with @aphoenix's wife, "no strategy" is kinda meh, but if you're looking for group-first games then most coop games, eg. Pandemic, would fit the bill. I'm a big fan of that style of play.

    Escape rooms are also probably a good fit for you. If you're looking to stick to board games, the Unlock series is a great "escape room as a board game" series.

    2 votes