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  1. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 Discussion in ~tv

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    I liked several parts of this episode. The score was awesome, as always, and the cinematography was top notch. Seeing how destructive dragons are against cities was truly awesome, though a bit at...

    I liked several parts of this episode. The score was awesome, as always, and the cinematography was top notch. Seeing how destructive dragons are against cities was truly awesome, though a bit at odds with how much power they given to scorpions. But I really disliked the way they portrayed Dany's slide into "madness." They did a poor job showing this to the viewer, especially after years of buildup of a just ruler who cares about innocents. I was annoyed at Arya's constant death defying as she ran through the streets, though I appreciated the attention and the point-of-view of a character on the ground, in the city, being attacked by a dragon.

    Jaime's arc was really unfulfilling, as was Cersei's IMO. I guess the valonqar prophecy meant nothing, and Jaime's tussle with Euron and then somehow making it up all those stairs with gaping wounds were bad storytelling, but I guess that's par for the course with the ridiculous survival of characters in deadly situations from the rest of the season.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on What are some quality mobile games? in ~games

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    Pokemon Go. It's unique and offers a different experience than a ported PC game, encourages walking and meeting people in your community you might not otherwise. It's the only mobile game I bother...

    Pokemon Go. It's unique and offers a different experience than a ported PC game, encourages walking and meeting people in your community you might not otherwise. It's the only mobile game I bother to play anymore.

  3. Comment on The sky is blue. Why isn't everything blue? in ~science

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    I would highly recommend checking out the rest of his channel. He makes excellent quality content.

    I would highly recommend checking out the rest of his channel. He makes excellent quality content.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What's a common misconception or misunderstanding you would love to see corrected? in ~talk

  5. Comment on Taking mushrooms for depression cured me of my atheism: Psilocybin not only eased my depression, it showed me a new way to live. in ~misc

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    I appreciate the insight, but my employment has regular drug screenings and a very long investigation that must be completed truthfully.

    I appreciate the insight, but my employment has regular drug screenings and a very long investigation that must be completed truthfully.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Taking mushrooms for depression cured me of my atheism: Psilocybin not only eased my depression, it showed me a new way to live. in ~misc

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    Shrooms is the only drug that has really interested me in any form, but I've never been in a position to take it and likely will never be. I'm also an atheist, but I highly doubt such an...

    Shrooms is the only drug that has really interested me in any form, but I've never been in a position to take it and likely will never be. I'm also an atheist, but I highly doubt such an experience would move me from that camp.

    My spouse has depression and I have always wondered how psilocybin would affect her mood. Hopefully someday some type of psilocybin based treatment will be legal.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 discussion in ~tv

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    Echoing the other posters sentiments here (so far): really disappointed with this episode. Characters teleport around, act totally different than they have the past seasons, or throw away all...

    Echoing the other posters sentiments here (so far): really disappointed with this episode. Characters teleport around, act totally different than they have the past seasons, or throw away all their hard earned character development so far. More general nonsense with the Rhaegal death, mass of ships hidden in plain sight, etc. What the hell was that ending parlay scene anyway.

    It's really sad to see such previously well-crafted and deep characters end up like this. The earlier seasons were some of the best written TV ever IMO, and yet, here we are. Ugh.

    I read the end of season leaks posted elsewhere last week and unfortunately they were very spot on with specific characters deaths in this episode. Anyone hoping for the slim chance the show somehow redeems itself, you've been warned. It only gets worse as the episodes go on.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on How Game of Thrones Ruined its Most Important Episode in ~tv

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    I was okay with it as it happened but as time has gone on I'm less and less okay with it. Where did she come from? How did she get past all of those wights and white walkers? She learned how to...
    • Arya killing the night king is fine. She is a good character to do that. She is the most powerful person in that castle by far...

    I was okay with it as it happened but as time has gone on I'm less and less okay with it. Where did she come from? How did she get past all of those wights and white walkers? She learned how to change her face from her time with the Faceless Men, not learn to teleport. It felt like shock for shock value, not really anything meaningful. That's why it was disappointing.

    • Azor Ahai is not really a show thing, it's a book thing. I get that it is disappointing not to see it play out in the show but the show is missing additional context that the book will bring to this.

    The show makes repeated references to "The Prince That Was Promised" which is the same prophecy as Azor Ahai.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Frustrated pilots got Navy to stop dismissing UFO sightings in ~misc

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    Simply put, more people walk around with high quality cameras on them at all times than ever before. If these events were occurring with regularity, we should have substantial evidence of these...

    Simply put, more people walk around with high quality cameras on them at all times than ever before. If these events were occurring with regularity, we should have substantial evidence of these occurrences.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on What is something you are reasonably certain is true, but you have no proof for it? in ~talk

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    In addition, the crash patterns of planes destroyed by missiles is very different than the crash patterns of planes that strike the ground with no prior structural damage. We have extensive data...

    In addition, the crash patterns of planes destroyed by missiles is very different than the crash patterns of planes that strike the ground with no prior structural damage. We have extensive data and reconstruction from MH17, determined to be destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. The crash site covered 50 sq km since structural failings caused the plane to break up prior to impact. We didn't see anything close to this for United 93, and there weren't even any fighter planes in the air at the time of the crash.

  11. Comment on What is something you are reasonably certain is true, but you have no proof for it? in ~talk

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    But then they couldn't be a "word civilization," unless I am misinterpreting the term.

    But then they couldn't be a "word civilization," unless I am misinterpreting the term.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 discussion in ~tv

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    Overall a solid episode. Seeing Brienne smile like that after being knighted was very heartwarming, and I think it's quite possible she won't last past the next episode. IMO only Daenerys and Jon...

    Overall a solid episode. Seeing Brienne smile like that after being knighted was very heartwarming, and I think it's quite possible she won't last past the next episode. IMO only Daenerys and Jon are safe from being killed off next episode.

    We still haven't seen the Night King yet this season... I suspect he won't be at the battle next episode and instead burns King's Landing.

    15 votes
  13. Comment on In my opinion, censorship is a bad way to combat hate speech. in ~talk

  14. Comment on Which smartphone and carrier are you using? (USA only) in ~tech

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    iPhone X on Sprint. They had a killer deal on the X right before the newer models came out, so they were only $5 a month for 2 years. Paying $120 for a $1000 phone was too good of an opportunity...

    iPhone X on Sprint. They had a killer deal on the X right before the newer models came out, so they were only $5 a month for 2 years. Paying $120 for a $1000 phone was too good of an opportunity to pass up. We only pay $136 for 4 adult lines (me, wife, sister, brother-in-law), no data caps, no coverage issues. At this point we've been through every carrier except Verizon, hopping when they have strong promotions.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on The Iranian spider-tailed viper preys on birds by luring them with a spider-shaped bulge on its tail in ~science

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    This is seriously cool. I know Copperheads do this to some extent and are native to the southern and eastern US, but to see such complexity and specialization in it like this is really something.

    This is seriously cool. I know Copperheads do this to some extent and are native to the southern and eastern US, but to see such complexity and specialization in it like this is really something.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    The idea of the Librem really intrigues me, but one of my core uses of my phone nowadays is playing Pokemon Go in my community. I would never expect the app to make it onto the Purism OS.

    The idea of the Librem really intrigues me, but one of my core uses of my phone nowadays is playing Pokemon Go in my community. I would never expect the app to make it onto the Purism OS.

  17. Comment on Welcome To The Prude Internet: No More Sex Talk Allowed in ~misc

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    Don't forget the rest of your post there, context matters.

    Don't forget the rest of your post there, context matters.

    the best government is that which governs least

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Welcome To The Prude Internet: No More Sex Talk Allowed in ~misc

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    This seems like a very privileged argument to have. Those that are currently in power benefit from the status-quo.

    This seems like a very privileged argument to have. Those that are currently in power benefit from the status-quo.

    6 votes