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  1. World of Wacraft Classic Recruitment: Beta Delta Nu [H] | NA PvP | Wed-Tues-Thurs | 8:30 PM -11:45 PM Est | Semi-Hardcore

    Guild name: Beta Delta Nu (ΒΔΝ) Server: East Coast NA PvP Faction: Horde Language: English Loot: DKP/loot council or Roll rank advantage/loot council - TBD Raid hours: 8:30 pm - 11:45 pm EST --...

    Guild name: Beta Delta Nu (ΒΔΝ)
    Server: East Coast NA PvP
    Faction: Horde
    Language: English
    Loot: DKP/loot council or Roll rank advantage/loot council - TBD
    Raid hours: 8:30 pm - 11:45 pm EST -- Tues/Wed/Thurs - TBD
    Signup: https://discord.gg/HjW9N9W

    In need of:
    We currently have open recruitment for Every role. We have a little bit of everything at the moment, with 15 core raiders along with other casual players tagging along.

    Introduction
    ΒΔΝ is an NA East Coast guild led by WoW veterans who are well experienced in GM roles and raid leading. Collectively we have raided and PvP'd through all of WoW's lifetime from Vanilla to the current retail expansion, BoA. Our members' ages range from mid to late 20s, but we welcome all 18+ applicants.

    We are a semi-hardcore raiding guild who also love to world and BG PvP. Progression raiding will only occur during raid hours; however, you will be expected to gear and collect consumables on your own as well.

    Loot and Raid Hours
    Our loot system and raid hours are not set in stone, but they are most likely what will be in place come Classic. Our loot distribution system will be overseen by a loot council in order to intervene with loot distribution as needed in favor of whatever is both best and fair for the guild.

    Conclusion
    With that said, we do like to have fun – this is a game after all. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and try to help others when we can. We don’t encourage a toxic culture but we do like to joke around a lot. If you’re interested signup at the discord link above and follow the instructions in the #read-first text channel.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on The Water Crises Aren’t Coming—They’re Here in ~enviro

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    Ideally. I didn't really mean it would come to a riot, I was just listing it as a possibility, an extreme possibility but still possible.

    Ideally. I didn't really mean it would come to a riot, I was just listing it as a possibility, an extreme possibility but still possible.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on The Water Crises Aren’t Coming—They’re Here in ~enviro

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    You're right. Maybe the masses will riot against unfair water distribution and we'll get it government sponsored, idk lol. It will definitely be a struggle, but hopefully we figure something out.

    You're right. Maybe the masses will riot against unfair water distribution and we'll get it government sponsored, idk lol. It will definitely be a struggle, but hopefully we figure something out.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on The Water Crises Aren’t Coming—They’re Here in ~enviro

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    Not to brush off a serious situation, but I believe we'll be fine as a species. With lower drinkable water supply, the price of water will increase. When there's more money involved, more...

    Not to brush off a serious situation, but I believe we'll be fine as a species. With lower drinkable water supply, the price of water will increase. When there's more money involved, more ambitious entrepreneurs will come into the industry, pulling in more innovative geniuses with them. With this, we'll be able to find new ways to produce drinkable water.

    Even if we don't find new ways to produce drinkable water, I'm sure there are current systems that aren't efficient enough to use currently because it's not worth it unless the price of water significantly - like converting sea water to fresh water. Think about how the cost of shale oil is more expensive to extract than conventional oil. Once the price of oil reached a certain level, money started swarming into the extraction of shale oil in the US/Canada, among other places.

    Shit, I once watched a documentary about how we could literally build a bridge between Russia and Alaska. We have the knowledge and resources to do so. There's just no incentive for it - there's no money in it. When money's involved, we can do great things.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on White Girls in Cars Drinking Coffee in ~talk

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    Tbh it's tough for cops, or any figures of authority, when it comes to profiling. Statistically, a white girl is less likely to be up to something criminal, right? But morally, is it right to...

    Tbh it's tough for cops, or any figures of authority, when it comes to profiling. Statistically, a white girl is less likely to be up to something criminal, right? But morally, is it right to assume that? You have to find the right balance of approaching different people. I don't blame the cop for not hassling you. But if you were a black man, or just any kind of man in general, I wouldn't blame the cop for approaching you with a little more caution, but still with respect and no weapons drawn lol.

    Also, profiling isn't just limited to skin color or gender. Would you blame a cop for profiling a group of young kids that look like a rowdy, trouble making bunch? Or profiling a white dude that appears to be homeless/strung out on drugs while letting the clean-shaven black dude in a suit go? Sure there are double standards when it comes to white privilege, but you get my point.

    8 votes
  6. Comment on Battlerite Royale gameplay in ~games

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    If anything it'll at least give you a feel for the gameplay for the Battle Royale version of Battlerite before it releases, which will also be free on release.

    If anything it'll at least give you a feel for the gameplay for the Battle Royale version of Battlerite before it releases, which will also be free on release.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Nike’s online sales jumped 31% after company unveiled Kaepernick campaign, data show in ~sports

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    That's the power of memes.

    That's the power of memes.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on I just spent about an hour trying to have a civil discussion on Reddit, to no end. It really makes me appreciate Tildes. in ~talk

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    Sorting by controversial on reddit is a game changer if you haven't tried that.

    Sorting by controversial on reddit is a game changer if you haven't tried that.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~life

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    UBI will definitely be expensive, but we have the funds without having to create any additional money, which would avoid causing more inflation. In the US, we could do away with welfare assistance...

    UBI will definitely be expensive, but we have the funds without having to create any additional money, which would avoid causing more inflation.

    In the US, we could do away with welfare assistance (as this is another form of welfare), there's half a trillion right there. We could reroute some money from SS/Medicare which aggregates to well over a trillion dollars. We also have many other government projects we could siphon money out of that are ineffiently using funds.

    Additionally, we could increase taxes to fund the rest. There is some decent amount of wiggle room here as taxes were significantly cut this year, especially for rich individuals and corporations - corporate tax dropped from 35% to 21%, that's huge.

    On top of all of that, UBI doesn't have to be as high as you're indicating. It doesn't have to total enough to be a liveable wage, it could start out as low as $5k-$10k per person to serves more as an income supplement.

    And I just had an idea. Maybe people could have the option to forgo their UBI (to some people, $10k is nothing) so it could be recycled into the system, although I'm not sure how successful that would be tbh.

  10. Comment on Battlerite Royale gameplay in ~games

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    Battlerite is more like a true MOBA. It's an arena-style game that uses WASD to move; EVERY ability is a skill-shot, even the healing; and none of the characters have mana, only cooldown...

    Battlerite is more like a true MOBA. It's an arena-style game that uses WASD to move; EVERY ability is a skill-shot, even the healing; and none of the characters have mana, only cooldown management and building weapon charges for special abilities.

    I like the game a lot, it's just that the population has been small since I guess the game has a high learning curve and bad marketing, idk. It's free if you want to try it.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Flight Facilities - Clair De Lune (feat. Christine Hoberg) (Motez Remix) in ~music

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    Oldie but goodie

    Oldie but goodie

  12. Comment on Black Mirror S3E02 "Playtest" Discussion Thread in ~tv

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    Playtest was the first Black Mirror episode I watched. A friend of mine wanted me to get into the show and just knew this episode was the one to do it. I fucking loved it. The show was so trippy,...

    Playtest was the first Black Mirror episode I watched. A friend of mine wanted me to get into the show and just knew this episode was the one to do it.

    I fucking loved it. The show was so trippy, it literally gave me flash backs of little mind adventures I've had of my own (don't do drugs, kids). The concept of the episode is nothing unique, but it still did the whole mind fuck thing right with its twists and turns in every corner. This is how you really scare such a desensitized generation today: by messing with their perception of time and showing them just how fragile our minds really are.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on How we fit the NES game Micro Mages into 40 Kilobytes in ~comp

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    It's amazing how creative people can be when they have to.

    It's amazing how creative people can be when they have to.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Battlerite Royale gameplay in ~games

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    Testing has started for Battlerite Royale so people have began releasing gameplay videos. Here is a match with Freya gameplay, winning in the end.

    Testing has started for Battlerite Royale so people have began releasing gameplay videos. Here is a match with Freya gameplay, winning in the end.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Anybody here own cryptocurrency? in ~talk

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    I own some XPR, XLM, VET, and REQ. What attracted me was the money. What made me stay was the tech, but ultimately the money. I knew about crypto for years already but I never looked into it until...

    I own some XPR, XLM, VET, and REQ. What attracted me was the money. What made me stay was the tech, but ultimately the money. I knew about crypto for years already but I never looked into it until late 2017, I started doing a lot of research. I wanted to know about why the coin is useful, who the team is behind it, what their strategy is, etc. Blockchain is definitely going to be a big part of the future, primarily because of IOT and how everything is striving to become autonomous.