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  1. Comment on What do you collect? in ~hobbies

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    That V80 is an especially interesting design, the photos for opening and packing it show just how well it can hold stuff relative to its size. Thank you for sharing, this is a very interesting...

    That V80 is an especially interesting design, the photos for opening and packing it show just how well it can hold stuff relative to its size. Thank you for sharing, this is a very interesting collection as it has actual utility that has a tangible effect on what is collected and used, much like cars or clothes.

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  2. Comment on What do you collect? in ~hobbies

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    Is there a bag you consider to be your 'daily driver', or a bag that you use for special occasions like day shopping, the airport, etc?

    Is there a bag you consider to be your 'daily driver', or a bag that you use for special occasions like day shopping, the airport, etc?

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  3. Comment on What do you collect? in ~hobbies

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    Part of how I can excuse that for these cameras is that the floppy disks that the Mavica cameras use for storage are becoming harder to find, and the image quality is so poor anyway that the...

    Part of how I can excuse that for these cameras is that the floppy disks that the Mavica cameras use for storage are becoming harder to find, and the image quality is so poor anyway that the cameras are useless outside of novelty.

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  4. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    That's great! Do you intend to make it a long-term career move or just as something steady until better work comes around?

    That's great! Do you intend to make it a long-term career move or just as something steady until better work comes around?

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  5. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I have been listening to the soundtrack to The Death of Stalin, a film covering the immediate aftermath of Stalin's death in 1953. The OST has a focus on booming orchestral arrangements, though...

    I have been listening to the soundtrack to The Death of Stalin, a film covering the immediate aftermath of Stalin's death in 1953. The OST has a focus on booming orchestral arrangements, though it's peppered with solos and more light, upbeat ticks occasionally. I think it does a great job of expressing anxiety and melancholy feeling, but there's great urgency in most of it. The film is bookended by Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, though this is not included in the OST itself.

    Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/album/2YjGcCP6ntG2C0KAzSNone?si=zeSJubgbR1-TJli5Y4lnJw&dl_branch=1

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  6. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    I interviewed for a new position at work, I'm hopeful to get it as I've filled in for empty spots in the department twice this week already. Hopefully I'll know if I get it or not next week.

    I interviewed for a new position at work, I'm hopeful to get it as I've filled in for empty spots in the department twice this week already. Hopefully I'll know if I get it or not next week.

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  7. Comment on Steam Deck - Valve's Switch-style portable gaming PC, starting at $399 USD and shipping in December 2021 in ~games

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    I wouldn't be opposed to how an edgeless phone screen looks, where you swipe up/down on the screen's edge and you get the contextual status bar.

    I wouldn't be opposed to how an edgeless phone screen looks, where you swipe up/down on the screen's edge and you get the contextual status bar.

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  8. Comment on Steam Deck - Valve's Switch-style portable gaming PC, starting at $399 USD and shipping in December 2021 in ~games

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    Incredibly interesting product, I wonder how this will be received by people who already have a large steam library. I personally only have maybe 20~ games that I enjoy playing with a controller,...

    Incredibly interesting product, I wonder how this will be received by people who already have a large steam library. I personally only have maybe 20~ games that I enjoy playing with a controller, and maybe half of those would run on this well enough for me to want to buy it. I can't wait to see what the market impact of this is, here's hoping there won't be any Switch-esque thumbstick issues to kill it.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on The success of Iceland's 'four-day week' trial has been greatly overstated in ~life

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    If you can find a group of people around you who share that same opinion, and you can convince them to do something about it with you, you can completely change the working environment, as long as...

    If you can find a group of people around you who share that same opinion, and you can convince them to do something about it with you, you can completely change the working environment, as long as you all stick to your guns. It's the reason the U.S. is so openly hostile against unionization that entire store workforces are liquidated overnight. All it takes is a shift's worth of people to control the schedule.

    *You could, and potentially will, be fired and have a black mark on your work experience with that employer if you do this. But that's part of it. Tradesmen will be the most forgiving of action like this, as they're all people who break their backs in true labor and understand the value of workers and their concerns.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on The success of Iceland's 'four-day week' trial has been greatly overstated in ~life

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    Major global crises often act as a catalyst for mass social change, since everyone comes to the same reckonings and typically form a stronger collective identity. I personally am quite optimistic...

    Major global crises often act as a catalyst for mass social change, since everyone comes to the same reckonings and typically form a stronger collective identity. I personally am quite optimistic that with the past year, people have become and will continue to become aware of the value of automated menial labor, remote work, the value of life outside of their job, and the strength of numbers when workers want to enact change.

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  11. Comment on The last time I got into an internet argument in ~life

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    I can't help but notice the same trends you mentioned regarding the evolution of internet socialization in the still relatively niche field of virtual reality. There are times while in multiplayer...

    I can't help but notice the same trends you mentioned regarding the evolution of internet socialization in the still relatively niche field of virtual reality. There are times while in multiplayer games or general interest lobbies that the whole lobby will take a moment to play group games, or to admire the environment (a particularly memorable experience was the time a half dozen of us players played in a virtual aquarium in Pavlov VR TDM and tried to identify all the fish models). Then, of course, the lobby is interrupted by someone obeying the letter of the match - kill your enemies at any cost - rather than the spirit of the moment. And eventually, people become so enamored in that goal that interacting in the environment becomes just as unenjoyable as interacting online in a traditional environment, with teamkilling and needlessly aggressive banter ruining the fun of the match.

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  12. Comment on My introduction to chessboxing, I think it's an engaging enough example to introduce the sport to you all with as well in ~sports

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    Chessboxing consists of 3 minute bouts of chess, boxing, chess, boxing, repeat, until there is a knockout or the chess game is won. Once the game begins, there's a legitimate strategy and urgency...

    Chessboxing consists of 3 minute bouts of chess, boxing, chess, boxing, repeat, until there is a knockout or the chess game is won. Once the game begins, there's a legitimate strategy and urgency in the first bout of chess, and regardless of your skill level in chess, by the third round the fighters will be making moves with less long-term strategy and more circumstantial play, due to the disorientation that comes from the second round's opening boxing. I personally find this to be one of the most entertaining sports, at least due to the absurdist comedy coming from how seriously the concept of the game is taken, but there's also great talent both on the board and in the ring. Should you be interested in the sport as well, the host channel of the video has many other enjoyable matches, but this is my personal favorite. If you do have interest in the sport, I'd love to know your thoughts on it, the match, and other matches you think highlight the spirit of the game.

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  13. Comment on The Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con drift problem, explained in ~games

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    I believe part of the problem has stemmed from the company identity and loyalty to first-party software. Provided that Nintendo continues to publish most of their games in-house and exclusively...

    I believe part of the problem has stemmed from the company identity and loyalty to first-party software. Provided that Nintendo continues to publish most of their games in-house and exclusively for their hardware, I don't believe there will be a large enough market shift due to hardware issues when the IP that's being produced has such a large cultural following, shame that it may be.

    *Only one day later, and I feel like there will be a great carbon dating to this comment with the Steam Deck.

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  14. Comment on Culper Precision has stopped selling a kit that encases Glock handguns in Lego blocks, amid uproar and after the Danish toymaker demanded it cease and desist in ~news

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    Ignoring the obvious, it seems to be in especially poor taste for Culper Precision to add the last statement of the article, "...people 'have the right to customize their property to make it look...

    Ignoring the obvious, it seems to be in especially poor taste for Culper Precision to add the last statement of the article, "...people 'have the right to customize their property to make it look like whatever they want'". I doubt a similar discussion would be had were someone with the Block19 implicated in one of the many shootings that have occurred where a handgun is maliciously disguised to look like a toy.

    3 votes