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  1. Comment on Where are all the cool alien movies and TV shows? in ~movies

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    I'll second both Color Out of Space and Underwater. They're both great flicks. While you did mention Underwater isn't really a movie about aliens I think it's still worth OP's time because it's...

    I'll second both Color Out of Space and Underwater. They're both great flicks. While you did mention Underwater isn't really a movie about aliens I think it's still worth OP's time because it's very much in the spirit of what they're looking for.

  2. Comment on What's an underrated, cancelled, or largely forgotten show that you really love? in ~tv

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    Stella (2005) was a short lived absurdist and surrealist comedy series starring a comedy troupe of the same name, composed of Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, and David Wain. They're better...

    Stella (2005) was a short lived absurdist and surrealist comedy series starring a comedy troupe of the same name, composed of Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, and David Wain. They're better known for being cast members on MTV's The State ('94-'95) and Wet Hot American Summer (2001).

    It's a shame it got cancelled after a single season but I think it remains the best single season show comedy central ever aired.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Looking for some long book series recommendations in ~books

  4. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Mothmen 1966. It's a pretty neat interactive fiction game with visuals heavily inspired by early '90s computer games. Here's the trailer if anyone's curious. It's short, taking just 2 or 3 hours...

    Mothmen 1966. It's a pretty neat interactive fiction game with visuals heavily inspired by early '90s computer games. Here's the trailer if anyone's curious. It's short, taking just 2 or 3 hours to complete, but I thought it was fun. If you like cryptids and those sorts of spooky campfire tales I'd say it's worth the nine bucks. It's available on steam and all consoles.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What’s a subculture you’re part of, and what insights can you give to outsiders about it? in ~talk

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    Jeep Wrangler owners do the same thing and you definitely don't wave at someone driving any other type of Jeep. Only Wranglers. Other types of Jeeps are for dorks.

    Sailboats wave to other sailboats, but don't you even consider waving at someone in a speedboat, pfft. They might try to wave at you, but don't wave back!

    Jeep Wrangler owners do the same thing and you definitely don't wave at someone driving any other type of Jeep. Only Wranglers. Other types of Jeeps are for dorks.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Where is the Marvel Cinematic Universe going? Only Kevin Feige knows for sure in ~movies

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    I've enthusiastically watched everything released in the MCU from day one... Up until Eternals that is. I couldn't get into it for the life of me. It was overly long and the characters felt...

    I've enthusiastically watched everything released in the MCU from day one... Up until Eternals that is. I couldn't get into it for the life of me. It was overly long and the characters felt generic so I can definitely relate to you comparing some of this content to homework.

    I've brushed off people who've been talking about the MCU becoming oversaturated in the past but now that we're several Disney+ series deep I think we've finally reached the point where that discussion is warranted.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Amazon says it will stop interfering with workers organizing on-site in ~finance

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    Amazon says lots of things so consider me skeptical.

    Amazon says lots of things so consider me skeptical.

    15 votes
  8. Comment on DuckDuckGo working on a standalone web browser for Mac & Windows in ~tech

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    Hmm, I haven't noticed any slow down on Vivaldi. But I don't actually use any of the productivity features like email integration, calendar, or the feed reader.

    Hmm, I haven't noticed any slow down on Vivaldi. But I don't actually use any of the productivity features like email integration, calendar, or the feed reader.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Moderators of hundreds of popular subreddits sign open letter calling on Reddit founders to do more to combat COVID-19 disinformation in ~health.coronavirus

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    Yep, spez's refusal to do anything about the covid related misinformation on reddit is malicious at this point. There's just no excuse for it.

    Yep, spez's refusal to do anything about the covid related misinformation on reddit is malicious at this point. There's just no excuse for it.

    16 votes
  10. Comment on Spider-Man: No Way Home | Official teaser trailer in ~movies

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    It absolutely was. I'm beyond hyped for this. If the rumors are true and we get Tobey and perhaps Andrew as well... This movie is going to be wild.

    That definitely sounded like Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin cackle as well

    It absolutely was. I'm beyond hyped for this. If the rumors are true and we get Tobey and perhaps Andrew as well... This movie is going to be wild.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Reddit announces "Reddit Talk," its clone of Clubhouse in ~tech

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    I wish reddit would stop trying to clone every successful app or social media feature and just focus on improving things based around what made the site popular in the first place. Anonymous text...

    I wish reddit would stop trying to clone every successful app or social media feature and just focus on improving things based around what made the site popular in the first place. Anonymous text based discussions of news and OC. Unfortunately I can't recall anything they've done in years that hasn't just been a crappier version of features from other apps.

    12 votes
  12. Comment on ‘Black Panther’ actor Chadwick Boseman dies at 43 after four-year fight with colon cancer in ~movies

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    Wow that's just terrible. He was a very talented actor.

    Wow that's just terrible. He was a very talented actor.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Reddit releases their new content policy along with banning hundreds of subreddits, including /r/The_Donald and /r/ChapoTrapHouse in ~tech

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    Banning The_Donald has come about four years too late for me to give reddit any credit for doing the right thing. However, based on the other toxic communities that were banned, I do hope this is...

    Banning The_Donald has come about four years too late for me to give reddit any credit for doing the right thing. However, based on the other toxic communities that were banned, I do hope this is the start of reddit finally taking a stand against the proliferation of hate groups and bigots on their platform.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Seven years later, I bought a new Macbook. For the first time, I don't love it in ~tech

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    Yeah, I'm one of those people with tape on my webcam haha.. If it were an option I'd absolutely buy a macbook pro without a camera despite the fact that I do a lot of video conferencing simply...

    Yeah, I'm one of those people with tape on my webcam haha.. If it were an option I'd absolutely buy a macbook pro without a camera despite the fact that I do a lot of video conferencing simply because there are much better alternatives on the market which only have to be connected when it suits me.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 18 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Along with a few pages out of the scifi show 'Person of Interest' for good measure.

    Along with a few pages out of the scifi show 'Person of Interest' for good measure.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on The three best ways to cook steak in ~food

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    I've been reverse searing my steaks for a few years now and find it to be the most reliable cooking method. It also doesn't require any specialized equipment beyond a wire rack which is a big plus...

    I've been reverse searing my steaks for a few years now and find it to be the most reliable cooking method. It also doesn't require any specialized equipment beyond a wire rack which is a big plus in my book.

    This may not apply to many people here but the short time it takes to sear in the skillet is also ideal for apartments or homes with sensitive smoke detectors or inadequate stovetop ventilation.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~news

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    So Stephen Miller is going to be fired immediately, right?

    So Stephen Miller is going to be fired immediately, right?

    8 votes
  18. Comment on Netflix will now let you disable its awful autoplaying feature in ~tv

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    This is long overdue. I subscribe to a number of streaming services and Netflix has become something I hate using because that "feature" is terribly annoying. If I weren't getting it for free...

    This is long overdue. I subscribe to a number of streaming services and Netflix has become something I hate using because that "feature" is terribly annoying. If I weren't getting it for free because of my mobile provider I would've cancelled it a year ago because of it. But I could see myself using Netflix more now that I can disable it.

    9 votes
  19. Comment on NBCUniversal unveils Peacock, a free premium ad-supported streaming service with subscription tiers in ~tv

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    Hard pass. It took me years to finally get out of Comcast's regional monopoly and they will never get another dime from me.

    Hard pass. It took me years to finally get out of Comcast's regional monopoly and they will never get another dime from me.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Google Stadia announces plans to add over 120 games this year, including over ten exclusives in ~games

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    And in four years Google will have grown bored with the project and announce support will be ending within another year. Resulting in a life span of roughly half a console generation.

    And in four years Google will have grown bored with the project and announce support will be ending within another year. Resulting in a life span of roughly half a console generation.

    3 votes