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  1. Comment on Gamers Aren't Toxic in ~games

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    That is not what centrism is or does. Politically speaking for example, i'm a centrist. Most of my policies, with rare fiscal-conservative exceptions, are extremely liberal-progressive on the US...

    Centrism has a habit of putting two opposing sides on equal footing.

    That is not what centrism is or does.

    Politically speaking for example, i'm a centrist. Most of my policies, with rare fiscal-conservative exceptions, are extremely liberal-progressive on the US scale (European centrist, which is somewhere between Warren's and Bernie's policies).

    So I dislike that term being appropriated to mean... bothsidesism.

    And bothsidesism is not what the OP is doing. Finding equal footing, trying to understand what the others are saying, why they are saying it etc is not saying "both sides are exactly equal", it's just trying empathy. Empathy with the goal of coming to a resolution.

    If the American discourse was less competitive and more cooperative everyone would be better off.

    It's nuts to me how wired Americans are to try to win the debate, try to prove that their side is better and the other side sucks. No wonder the political climate became what it now is.

    Oh and if you point this out, you'll be labeled an "enlightened centrist", because how dare you point out that things like Trump are a symptom, a product of the climate. "You must be saying trump and the GOP are exactly the same as Democrats". (The same people saying this will happily be pro Warren despite her saying the exact same thing as me...)

    Sorry. This got a bit off course with politics since this whole thing is an overloaded term for a lot of stuff. I'm on my phone and can't really type something more coherent, but I really wanted to address that bit. I'm fed up of being called out for trying empathy.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Gamers Aren't Toxic in ~games

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    I've not watched the video (no sound right now), so I'm going off the article. I hope I didn't miss something obvious. But… What of it? And when did "centrism" become bad exactly? I keep seeing...

    I've not watched the video (no sound right now), so I'm going off the article. I hope I didn't miss something obvious. But…

    This kind of feels a little "enlightened centrist" to me?

    1. What of it? And when did "centrism" become bad exactly? I keep seeing that as if not taking an immediate black&white extreme position is a crime nowadays.
    2. Conflict generally is a (mis)communication problem.
    3. Yes, clearer concerns than "gamers are toxic" are generally received as well as they could be. I don't know if you expect them to be received any better than when you point out problem in any community.
    7 votes
  3. Comment on Brussels in Christmas in ~talk

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    Is "Brussels in Christmas" grammatically incorrect? I meant for it to say "Brussels [during] Christmas", where the primary subject of the sentence is Brussels rather than Christmas.

    Is "Brussels in Christmas" grammatically incorrect? I meant for it to say "Brussels [during] Christmas", where the primary subject of the sentence is Brussels rather than Christmas.

    1 vote
  4. Brussels in Christmas

    Brussels is ridiculously beautiful in December. I feel so lucky to live here. There's a christmas market where lots of independents sell artisanal products of all sorts. It's incredibly cool....

    Brussels is ridiculously beautiful in December. I feel so lucky to live here.

    There's a christmas market where lots of independents sell artisanal products of all sorts. It's incredibly cool.

    https://www.brussels.be/winter-wonders

    There's a huge christmas tree in Grand Place which looks fantastic. There's also this weird multicolor lightshow nearby which you can walk and dance inside of (must be pretty crazy on psychedelics). Took this photo of it with the girlfriend earlier today.

    It's late and I'm kind of too tired to elaborate too much on it, but god damn it's so cool here. I live like… five minutes walk from all this. I've been in love with Brussels all year ever since I moved here last january, and this is like a really nice wedding anniversary gift for me and this city.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on What key is Sweet Home Alabama in? in ~music

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    I did not! I was watching on my TV and youtube just gave me that link when I went on the web. Please do remove it :)

    I did not! I was watching on my TV and youtube just gave me that link when I went on the web. Please do remove it :)

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Let's rename some gaming genres to make them more accurate. in ~games

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    Lootbox Fest disguised as playing cards.

    Lootbox Fest disguised as playing cards.

    18 votes
  7. Comment on Humble seems to have accidentally revealed the games from its first "Humble Choice", which will replace Monthly on Dec 6 in ~games

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    This is the problem with the Humble model and why I stopped getting them… You just don't play any of this stuff. My humble buys are always just maxed out EFF donations and that's all. I probably...

    I know for a fact that I won't ever play some of the games I'm getting each month

    This is the problem with the Humble model and why I stopped getting them… You just don't play any of this stuff.

    My humble buys are always just maxed out EFF donations and that's all. I probably spent ~$300 on humble bundles since their inception, and I've played four games from it, THREE of them from the exact same "Humble Freedom Bundle" which was the historical best and highest quality bundle ever. The rest I've always either already had or just wasn't interested.

    I have a steam library worth easily thirty times what I've paid for it. But… yeah, what of it if I don't play any of them?

    3 votes
  8. Comment on The voting on topics and comments now ends when they're 30 days old and all individual vote records are deleted, retaining only the count in ~tildes.official

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    Is there a way to opt out of this, at least for posts? On HN, I can go to https://news.ycombinator.com/upvoted?id=<myusername> to view all the submissions I've upvoted. On Reddit as well. This is...

    Is there a way to opt out of this, at least for posts?

    On HN, I can go to https://news.ycombinator.com/upvoted?id=<myusername> to view all the submissions I've upvoted. On Reddit as well. This is a pretty big deal for me because these pages build up "bookmarks of interesting things" I can o back to.

    For example, 4 months ago, I upvoted this submission: http://www.zachtronics.com/zachademics/ -- via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20350125.

    Edit: I see Deimos has already replied about this concern. I get that there's a bookmarks feature, but that would push me to actually have to bookmark every single item I upvote, which is both impractical and unreliable (I might forget)…

    7 votes
  9. Comment on Detectorists - "unremarkable lives gone slightly awry" in ~tv

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    I may have binged season 2.

    I may have binged season 2.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Never mind how many electric cars are sold there – Norway has to change tack and end prospecting for new oil reserves in ~enviro

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    Sounds pretty ridiculous. You don't solve the problem of oil being both valuable and harmful by stopping to look for it but by making it less valuable You make it less valuable by improving the...

    Sounds pretty ridiculous. You don't solve the problem of oil being both valuable and harmful by stopping to look for it but by making it less valuable
    You make it less valuable by improving the alternatives. Prospecting less just makes it more valuable.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Would you pay for social media platforms and search engines if it meant they would not have any advertising or data collection? in ~talk

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    People have different definitions of social media. Tildes is social media tbh, especially if you consider Reddit to be social media. Maybe you just mean Facebook? In which case the question is...

    People have different definitions of social media. Tildes is social media tbh, especially if you consider Reddit to be social media.

    Maybe you just mean Facebook? In which case the question is different.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Detectorists - "unremarkable lives gone slightly awry" in ~tv

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    @DanBC so I watched the second episode earlier. It was pretty good. So I watched the third. And then the rest of the first season. Yeah it's a good show :) lots of emotions for something so.....

    @DanBC so I watched the second episode earlier. It was pretty good.

    So I watched the third.

    And then the rest of the first season.

    Yeah it's a good show :) lots of emotions for something so.. simple and casual. The setting of having those two blokes in their simple lives as metal detecting hobbyists makes it very asymmetrical to the quality of the show.

    I love these kinds of British shows. I feel like I'm watching something very private.

    Among the things I don't like: Lance's ex is stereotypically awful, in a non-funny way.

    Things I like: Larry is funny. Lance and Andy have good chemistry. And I absolutely love Andy's relationship with his girlfriend. Becky is really fantastic and Andy is an arse for not being more careful with her. Still, got a bit teary eyed there at the end... "Found my gold."

    Will continue it soon.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Sources: BioWare Plans A Complete Overhaul For Anthem in ~games

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    Heroes of the Storm probably fits the bill.

    When was the last time a game of such scale was just dropped?

    Heroes of the Storm probably fits the bill.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on The new Motorola razr in ~tech

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    Yeah, Shazam says "They Don't Make 'Em Like Me" by Pigeon John Feat. Ben l'Oncle Soul. Metadata says "Label: Telephone Company". Always funny to find non-public stuff on Shazam.

    Yeah, Shazam says "They Don't Make 'Em Like Me" by Pigeon John Feat. Ben l'Oncle Soul.

    Metadata says "Label: Telephone Company". Always funny to find non-public stuff on Shazam.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Rick and Morty S04E01 - "Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat" in ~tv

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    I thought it was a fantastic episode. Laughed out loud several times. People are overthinking it, even here on Tildes. It's a ridiculous show with a ridiculous premise, just gotta roll with it....

    I thought it was a fantastic episode. Laughed out loud several times. People are overthinking it, even here on Tildes. It's a ridiculous show with a ridiculous premise, just gotta roll with it.

    Excellent quality imo, got me excited for the rest of the season.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on What did Google Reader offer back in the day? in ~tech

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    Plenty came from the open source community to replace it. There's lots of open source feed readers out there. I personally use the albeit closed source bazqux.com with a lifetime subscription to...

    Plenty came from the open source community to replace it. There's lots of open source feed readers out there. I personally use the albeit closed source bazqux.com with a lifetime subscription to it. It looks and feels a LOT like Google reader.

    What did it offer? Well it came out at a time before Reddit. Before the Facebook feed. Before all these crowdsourced curation engines. It allowed you to, through the magic of rss, subscribe to websites you liked and be able to read their articles from one spot.

    With Reddit's decline I've started using bazqux more again. I stopped using it for a while as more of my news came from Twitter, Reddit and HN. But now I'm reminded that there's a few sites with very good SNR that I generally want to get nearly all updates from.

    I don't follow the activitypub scene but I'm led to believe they are trying to come up with novel ways of adapting to the modern world what rss gave the web back then. I wonder if they'll succeed.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on Detectorists - "unremarkable lives gone slightly awry" in ~tv

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    @DanBC I caught the first episode yesterday. It's good, and definitely has the kind of feel I'm looking for in this sort of series. There's something off about it too, I can't quite put my finger...

    @DanBC I caught the first episode yesterday.

    It's good, and definitely has the kind of feel I'm looking for in this sort of series. There's something off about it too, I can't quite put my finger on it yet.

    Both actors give me the creeps. One I recognize from the UK office, I think he was the UK's Dwight. The other I recognize from... Something. Maybe Snuff Box.

    I'm going to keep watching. I'm not hooked but unless I get hugely put off at some point I think I'll finish the series. Still, early days.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Interpreting GDPR Data Requests: Why Does British Airways Need to Know That I'm 98% LGBT? in ~tech

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    Christ. This idea that this sort of nonessential data is ok to store, let alone sell or share... Complete negligence.

    Christ. This idea that this sort of nonessential data is ok to store, let alone sell or share...

    Complete negligence.

    8 votes