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  1. Comment on Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition - PC features trailer in ~games

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    Awesome, really looking forward to playing when it releases. Maybe I'll finish in time for Cyberpunk to be released haha.

    Awesome, really looking forward to playing when it releases. Maybe I'll finish in time for Cyberpunk to be released haha.

  2. Comment on Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition - PC features trailer in ~games

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    Really glad this is finally releasing on PC. Heard great things about it and the setting sounded really cool, but I definitely wasn't going to buy a PS4 to play it.

    Really glad this is finally releasing on PC. Heard great things about it and the setting sounded really cool, but I definitely wasn't going to buy a PS4 to play it.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on YouTube TV sharply increases monthly subscription to $64.99 in ~tech

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    I don't understand what these streaming services are thinking. I won't even pay the $30 my internet company wants me to pay to add on TV service. Why would I pay even more for something like...

    I don't understand what these streaming services are thinking. I won't even pay the $30 my internet company wants me to pay to add on TV service. Why would I pay even more for something like Youtube TV?

    6 votes
  4. Comment on Favorite political/protest/in-light-of-recent-events songs? in ~music

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    As far as political music goes, it's hard to not mention Rise Against. Just from their most recent album, Wolves, there are songs like Welcome to the Breakdown, which is explicitly about the...

    As far as political music goes, it's hard to not mention Rise Against. Just from their most recent album, Wolves, there are songs like Welcome to the Breakdown, which is explicitly about the election of Trump and the 2016 political climate.

    How Many Walls feels pretty great to rock out to. The Violence features lyrics like "The bombs are getting closer everyday, that can never happen here we used to say. Have these wars come to our doorstep? Has this moment finally come?"

    If you like this style, you'll like many of their older albums, which all feature political songs.

  5. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of June 22 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I’ve spent the past week in Florida on a COVID-19 minded vacation and I can say with confidence I am completely unsurprised by the surge of cases here. Restaurants are packed. 90% of people aren’t...

    I’ve spent the past week in Florida on a COVID-19 minded vacation and I can say with confidence I am completely unsurprised by the surge of cases here. Restaurants are packed. 90% of people aren’t wearing masks. Most are acting like life is normal. Pretty big bummer. Even the immediate family I’m staying with are all unconcerned about it. Attitudes like “if I get it, I get it” and “it was gods will.”

    I’m pretty sure the precautions we took will mean we are fine (spent all of our time at the beach far away from others or the pool at the house, wearing masks for trips to pick up takeout or the grocery store), but I can’t help but be somewhat concerned, especially with the local attitude.

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  6. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of June 22 in ~health.coronavirus

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    A large portion of my dating/marriage was long distance for about 8 years. It was 6 months of messages and flirting online before we ever met, but man was that first meeting fun. It felt so good...

    A large portion of my dating/marriage was long distance for about 8 years. It was 6 months of messages and flirting online before we ever met, but man was that first meeting fun. It felt so good to just be in the presence of the person I had gotten to know.

    Technology has improved since then so you can probably come up with some alternative activities, but we played a lot of co-op games and spent time hanging out virtually. We planned the schedule for the first time we would meet out but I’m pretty sure it went all out of the window anyway, but it was nice to have a general guidance that was agreed upon. I’d say to take it slow but in reality that’s kind of impossible. You both will have months of flirting, feelings, and desires built up. It’s fine to act on them. Just set some boundaries beforehand and respect them. Your first few days of meeting should be pretty lazy IMO. It will probably be spent in various forms of undress and lounging.

    You will want the physician relationship to catch up to where you are emotionally and mentally. We just kind of let it happen. I was stuck on a farm in the middle of nowhere in another country for two weeks. We had a blast.

    I can probably talk to it more if you have specific questions. Good luck! Cherish those moments. You’ll look back on them fondly.

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  7. Comment on SpaceX scrubs Friday launch attempt of its tenth batch of Starlink satellites—the first launch that will see all satellites equipped with visors to reduce ground brightness in ~space

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    Kind of a bummer for me. I’m currently visiting Florida and was hoping the launch would go ahead in the time frame I was here so I could see a launch for the first time in person (or close enough...

    Kind of a bummer for me. I’m currently visiting Florida and was hoping the launch would go ahead in the time frame I was here so I could see a launch for the first time in person (or close enough I could drive to the area and see it go up on the side of the road). At least it was pushed back for a good reason, I’ll have to catch a launch sometime later in life!

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Would you give up flying to lower your environmental impact? in ~enviro

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    I actually do this (or did, before COVID-19), for some trips. I was travelling once a quarter for a work meeting about 500 miles away (short hop for flying, but home > airport > security > waiting...

    I actually do this (or did, before COVID-19), for some trips. I was travelling once a quarter for a work meeting about 500 miles away (short hop for flying, but home > airport > security > waiting > boarding > takeoff > flight > landing > waiting > travel to rental car or to hotel via uber was about 4ish hours total). It's about a 9 hour drive with a Tesla, charging twice on the way, and it does most of the driving. It's been my greener work travel method the past year. Work was happy to pay the government rate of 58 cents a mile (around $550 round trip) in lieu of paying for the flight + taxi or rental car prices. Everyone kind of wins. Work pays less travel costs, so they're happy. I get extra money directly for travel (an extra $2200 a year is nothing to scoff at). Travel is greener than flying (or driving an ICE vehicle). I'd love to take a train for this trip but sadly it isn't an option.

    11 votes
  9. Comment on Racism is rampant on Reddit, and its moderators are in open revolt - The site’s CEO says it will implement a new hate speech policy in ~tech

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    Sure, but if Reddit policed racism and bigotry, then /r/kotakuinaction would've been banned a long time ago.

    Sure, but if Reddit policed racism and bigotry, then /r/kotakuinaction would've been banned a long time ago.

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  10. Comment on Racism is rampant on Reddit, and its moderators are in open revolt - The site’s CEO says it will implement a new hate speech policy in ~tech

  11. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 17 in ~news

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    I hate to say it, but I suspect this killing was legally justified, especially if they successfully argue that a taser is a lethal weapon. He shouldn't have been killed, and the law definitely...

    I hate to say it, but I suspect this killing was legally justified, especially if they successfully argue that a taser is a lethal weapon. He shouldn't have been killed, and the law definitely shouldn't allow for that, but I fear it does.

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  12. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 16 in ~news

  13. Comment on The case against ~news in ~tildes

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    I can understand this argument and agree with a lot of it, but some of the most popular topics have been the coronavirus daily/weekly topics (which is special enough to have its own group) but the...

    I can understand this argument and agree with a lot of it, but some of the most popular topics have been the coronavirus daily/weekly topics (which is special enough to have its own group) but the protests, BLM movement, and police response don't really have a good place to sit, even if ~gov or ~politics were created.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on Podcast discussions & recommendations! What are you listening to? in ~talk

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    A bit surprised no one else listens to Citations Needed.. They often take critical looks at many social, economic, political, and other topics, usually from a leftist perspective. Between it and...

    A bit surprised no one else listens to Citations Needed.. They often take critical looks at many social, economic, political, and other topics, usually from a leftist perspective. Between it and the 538 podcast, I feel like I get enough politics outside of reading articles and it's nice they aren't consumed by Coronavirus like others are.

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  15. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    Late last year I found a copy of Blackstone Fortress for a really low price (I think it was around $80 USD). I intended to paint it up and gift it to a friend who is really into board games. With...

    Late last year I found a copy of Blackstone Fortress for a really low price (I think it was around $80 USD). I intended to paint it up and gift it to a friend who is really into board games. With the virus, I've been spending a few hours a day slowly painting it.

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  16. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 10 in ~news

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    I really weighed whether I should go or not over concern from COVID-19, but ultimately I chose to go. The recent protest I attended was outside on a day with 86 F/30 C weather, light breeze, 99%...

    I really weighed whether I should go or not over concern from COVID-19, but ultimately I chose to go. The recent protest I attended was outside on a day with 86 F/30 C weather, light breeze, 99% of the people attending wore masks, and I stayed on the outside edge of the protest march the best I could the entire time.

    Ultimately, this is an extremely important cause, a huge show of support, and will be a major part of history that our kids/younger generations will ask us about. I felt it was very important to attend.

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  17. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 9 in ~news

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    In my state, they have ruled that red light cameras are unenforceable. If you get a ticket from one, you can ignore it without penalty.

    In my state, they have ruled that red light cameras are unenforceable. If you get a ticket from one, you can ignore it without penalty.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 9 in ~news

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    I'm really disappointed they didn't name it the Capital Hill Autonomous District for the memes.

    I'm really disappointed they didn't name it the Capital Hill Autonomous District for the memes.

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  19. Comment on Police: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in ~tv

  20. Comment on Police: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in ~tv

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    @cfabbro's post here linked to Reddit with some alternative uploads to get around country locks.

    @cfabbro's post here linked to Reddit with some alternative uploads to get around country locks.

    2 votes