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  1. Comment on Romance and erotica is the top revenue-generating literary category in the US, accounting for more than half of all mass-market paperbacks sold. in ~books

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    The heart wants what the heart wants. Good on you for having an more open mind.

    The heart wants what the heart wants. Good on you for having an more open mind.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Toxicity is a symptom, not a cause: to fix it, treat the discontent around the game, not the players reacting to it. in ~games

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    I don't play a lot of team games online but the one I really enjoyed was "Star Trek Bridge Crew" for the simple reason that whomever the Captain was could easily and swiftly kick a player out for...

    I don't play a lot of team games online but the one I really enjoyed was "Star Trek Bridge Crew" for the simple reason that whomever the Captain was could easily and swiftly kick a player out for any reason. Disruptive players wouldn't last long and would eventually get bored and move onto other games where they weren't being kicked all the time.

    I kinda wish more games would have the same type of controls.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Moderators of r/Games have closed the sub for the day and posted a serious message about harassment in the community. in ~games

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    As someone who browses r/Games quite a bit, thank you for all you guys do to detoxify that subreddit. There's a hard push by certain groups to cultivate that demographic into possible recruits or...

    As someone who browses r/Games quite a bit, thank you for all you guys do to detoxify that subreddit. There's a hard push by certain groups to cultivate that demographic into possible recruits or to normalize hate. I only deal with a very tiny small dose of that on the small sub I help moderate so I can only imagine what you guys deal with on a day to day basis.

    10 votes
  4. Comment on How do people tend to perceive you, versus how you perceive yourself? in ~talk

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    I waffle between being super-perceptive and hyper self-aware to completely ignorant and blasé when dealing with people. I think it comes down to my level of need for the immediate social...

    I waffle between being super-perceptive and hyper self-aware to completely ignorant and blasé when dealing with people. I think it comes down to my level of need for the immediate social interaction and what I want out of it. With my wife, I'm pretty tuned in to her social queues and it can be a roller coaster if she's had a bad day. With my employees, I tend to be clueless since... well.. I don't need them to like me or put up with me 24x7 like my Wife does.

  5. Comment on How much actual work do you do in a day? in ~life

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    I'm in kind of a similar position. Work from home, maybe put in a solid 5-10 hours of actual consistent technical work. The rest of my time though is spent handling little things here and there,...

    I'm in kind of a similar position. Work from home, maybe put in a solid 5-10 hours of actual consistent technical work. The rest of my time though is spent handling little things here and there, managing a team, managing projects, and just whatever else needs to be done (such as reviewing contracts and and the such) so I guess I am pretty productive. But yeah, could do this job for the rest of my life easily.

  6. Comment on What are you reading these days? #14 in ~books

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    Just finished "Skunkworks" by Leo Janos and Ben R. Rich. Amazing read and inside look into how Skunkworks operated as well as the challenges faced by engineers in bringing the U2 Spy Plane and the...

    Just finished "Skunkworks" by Leo Janos and Ben R. Rich. Amazing read and inside look into how Skunkworks operated as well as the challenges faced by engineers in bringing the U2 Spy Plane and the SR-71 to life.

    Now reading "Messing with the Enemy" by Joe Knezevich which is a super interesting look at online trolls and modern information warfare.

    Another book I highly recomend is "Spam Nation" by Brian Krebs (From Krebs on Security). Really insightful look at how how hacking/malware works as a business model.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on The Latest Diet Trend Is Not Dieting in ~health

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    Sure, why not? The Easy Way (Allen Carr's Method) led me to stop smoking, control my drinking, and change my eating habits drastically. It's more about changing what "Common Sense" means to the...

    Sure, why not? The Easy Way (Allen Carr's Method) led me to stop smoking, control my drinking, and change my eating habits drastically. It's more about changing what "Common Sense" means to the individual. Common sense used to mean to me that smoking, having a few drinks, and over indulging myself on junk food was a way to "unwind". A lot of that is due to brainwashing perpetuated by advertising and underlying culture of always wanting "more" (Whatever more is).

    So... Common Sense should come with an asterisk I think. Your common sense and my common sense may point in two very opposite directions (though I think they're more aligned than we may first realize).

    2 votes
  8. Comment on The Latest Diet Trend Is Not Dieting in ~health

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    This kind of follows the Allen Car methodology of following your intuition and natural cravings (while ignoring the bad stuff like junk food and whatnot).

    This kind of follows the Allen Car methodology of following your intuition and natural cravings (while ignoring the bad stuff like junk food and whatnot).

    1 vote
  9. Comment on NASA gives go-ahead for SpaceX commercial crew test flight in ~tech

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    That crew loading arm looks like it’s straight out of “Tomorrow-Land” at Disneyland. Absolutely love it.

    That crew loading arm looks like it’s straight out of “Tomorrow-Land” at Disneyland. Absolutely love it.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Beware of Using Young People's Blood to Halt Aging, FDA Says in ~health

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    Couldn’t have said it better. I quit smoking using a popular cold turkey method (look up Allen Carr if interested) and it really was ground breaking to realize how we, an “intelligent” species,...

    Couldn’t have said it better. I quit smoking using a popular cold turkey method (look up Allen Carr if interested) and it really was ground breaking to realize how we, an “intelligent” species, can rationalize just about anything to fit our own biases even if ignoring the truth will kill us. It’s like evolution got to a certain point and said, “Alright we need to nerf the Human Race a bit. Give them healing crystals and anti-vax blogs to help balance things out.”

  11. Comment on A Whale’s Afterlife in ~science

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    That’s incredible to think about. A single whale’s carcass acting almost like its own biome for decades.

    That’s incredible to think about. A single whale’s carcass acting almost like its own biome for decades.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Are there any cyclists here? in ~hobbies

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    I hope so too! As much as I enjoy cycling, I do think ebikes are super rad and can give just about anybody the ability to ride the distances and terrain they want.

    I hope so too! As much as I enjoy cycling, I do think ebikes are super rad and can give just about anybody the ability to ride the distances and terrain they want.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Are there any cyclists here? in ~hobbies

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    Gosh that sounds wonderful. I’m already putting together a wish list of things to upgrade later. What kinds of upgrades are you getting for your bike?

    Gosh that sounds wonderful. I’m already putting together a wish list of things to upgrade later. What kinds of upgrades are you getting for your bike?

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Meet 'Marvel's The Offenders,' as M.O.D.O.K., Hit-Monkey, Tigra, Dazzler, and Howard the Duck get Animated on Hulu in ~tv

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    Huh, I didn’t know that. I’ll actually need to check that out since I have a toddler who would probably be more than happy to sell my kidneys in exchange for more Disney time.

    Huh, I didn’t know that. I’ll actually need to check that out since I have a toddler who would probably be more than happy to sell my kidneys in exchange for more Disney time.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Meet 'Marvel's The Offenders,' as M.O.D.O.K., Hit-Monkey, Tigra, Dazzler, and Howard the Duck get Animated on Hulu in ~tv

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    That... I’m actually pretty excited to see what they come up with. Also interesting to think that Hulu will be Disney’s new streaming service now that they have acquired Fox’s share of Hulu.

    That... I’m actually pretty excited to see what they come up with. Also interesting to think that Hulu will be Disney’s new streaming service now that they have acquired Fox’s share of Hulu.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Are there any cyclists here? in ~hobbies

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    Just got into cycling in the beginning of this year and picked up an REI Co-Op ADV 1.1 for a steal. Already have 600 miles on it in just a month’s riding. It’s super addictive.

    Just got into cycling in the beginning of this year and picked up an REI Co-Op ADV 1.1 for a steal. Already have 600 miles on it in just a month’s riding. It’s super addictive.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Are there any cyclists here? in ~hobbies

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    That’s terrible to hear. Cycling has been one of the biggest joys in my life outside of my family. Hope you end up someplace we’re cycling makes sense again!

    That’s terrible to hear. Cycling has been one of the biggest joys in my life outside of my family. Hope you end up someplace we’re cycling makes sense again!

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What are you typing on? in ~tech

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    Gamdias Hermes Lite, it's my first 'modern' mechanical keyboard and I'm loving it. Wasn't too expensive and has a great tactile feel. The only other mechanical keyboards I've used before this was...

    Gamdias Hermes Lite, it's my first 'modern' mechanical keyboard and I'm loving it. Wasn't too expensive and has a great tactile feel. The only other mechanical keyboards I've used before this was on my Tandy 1000 so.. Not much to compare to.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Barry - HBO - dark comedy/action series starring Bill Hader in ~tv

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    Noho Hank . Noho is short for North Hollywood in the Greater Los Angeles Area. What makes that funny is that North Hollywood is sort of an up and coming trendy neighborhood that also has a huge...

    Noho Hank . Noho is short for North Hollywood in the Greater Los Angeles Area. What makes that funny is that North Hollywood is sort of an up and coming trendy neighborhood that also has a huge Russian Community so it fits Noho Hank's character nicely.

  20. Comment on Trump says White House counsel McGahn to leave this fall in ~news

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    I'm not sure. After a quick google search it only appears that a pardon can not be applied in cases of impeachment. So the pardon power appears to be pretty much unlimited in every other way.......

    I'm not sure. After a quick google search it only appears that a pardon can not be applied in cases of impeachment. So the pardon power appears to be pretty much unlimited in every other way.... except, a pardon only applies to crimes charged at the Federal Level and not the State level.

    The assumed strategy of the Mueller investigation is to share information with State Level District Attorneys who's charges can not be pardoned. Meaning, Trump can pardon Manafort, but this doesn't restrict state level charges from being filed and prosecuted.

    At least that's my take on the situation anyways.

    4 votes