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  1. Comment on Chris Hedges: These "are the good times — compared to what's coming next" in ~misc

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    Right, this whole article was just bleak and the only prescription to cure that bleakness was “mass demonstrations but that may not work too so here is some more bleakness”.

    Right, this whole article was just bleak and the only prescription to cure that bleakness was “mass demonstrations but that may not work too so here is some more bleakness”.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Reddit introduces new "Start Chatting" feature across many subreddits, AskHistorians goes dark for 1 hour in protest to broken promises in ~tech

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    This seems to have the goal of Facebook-izing (give voice to every person) otherwise gated subreddits. Which, if anyone has ever taken a moment to just watch a chat feed from Facebook live event,...

    This seems to have the goal of Facebook-izing (give voice to every person) otherwise gated subreddits. Which, if anyone has ever taken a moment to just watch a chat feed from Facebook live event, you’ll know is a terrible idea.

    16 votes
  3. Comment on The new debtor's prisons: High-interest loan companies are using Utah’s small claims courts to arrest borrowers and take their bail money in ~finance

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    Yours and mine both, it’s simply inconceivable that this is the year 2019 (almost 2020) and we’re dealing debtors prisons and kids dying of the flu in cold hard cages. Jesus Christ, is there no...

    Yours and mine both, it’s simply inconceivable that this is the year 2019 (almost 2020) and we’re dealing debtors prisons and kids dying of the flu in cold hard cages. Jesus Christ, is there no end to our depravity?

    7 votes
  4. Comment on What are you reading these days? #26 in ~books

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    It really is! The author's tale of going through therapy herself is a good lesson in cognitive bias imo.

    It really is! The author's tale of going through therapy herself is a good lesson in cognitive bias imo.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Privacytools delisted Brave from their website in ~tech

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    I would normally agree... but after spending some time looking through https://reddit.com/r/privacy I'm going to have to agree with Brave on this one. The community there is borderline (and...

    I would normally agree... but after spending some time looking through https://reddit.com/r/privacy I'm going to have to agree with Brave on this one. The community there is borderline (and sometimes way past the borderline) tinfoil hat territory with tales of personal anguish for handing over a Ralph's card to the checkout lady to get a discount on lettuce. I agree with being privacy focused, but I wouldn't want to deal with the greater privacy community at large.

  6. Comment on How many users are here now? in ~tildes

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    I never thought of it that way but now that I do, I really appreciate the slow but steady approach. Reddit originally had a more nerdy/tech slant, but with the "Eternal September" that Reddit...

    slow growth gives us time to acculturate newcomers

    I never thought of it that way but now that I do, I really appreciate the slow but steady approach. Reddit originally had a more nerdy/tech slant, but with the "Eternal September" that Reddit Experienced there was no indoctrination and instead the culture was completely taken over for the worse IMO. Now there's a pool of edgy Midwestern 12 year old's sharing nazi propaganda with Russian trolls.

    So letting a slower amount of users is totally a huge plus for. I also prefer the community here for the most part as it feels like a.. idk, a community. I only find that on smaller more niche subreddits these days.

    12 votes
  7. Comment on Democratic Debate #3 - Sept 12 2019 in ~news

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    I have a feeling that the Presidential Campaign for some candidates is actually a launching off point for Senate Bids in 2020. I applaud this strategy as without the Senate, we won't be able to...

    I have a feeling that the Presidential Campaign for some candidates is actually a launching off point for Senate Bids in 2020. I applaud this strategy as without the Senate, we won't be able to fix some of the more fundamental issues we face as a democracy.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What are you reading these days? #26 in ~books

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    Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb I've always had a passive interest in psychology and behavioral therapy, and when I was much younger considered a career in it. The book follows...

    Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

    by Lori Gottlieb

    I've always had a passive interest in psychology and behavioral therapy, and when I was much younger considered a career in it. The book follows Lori, a Psychotherapist in Los Angeles, as she deals with a sudden break up in her 40s which leads to her seeking therapy from another Psychotherapist. The book weaves between her own life in the earlier chapters through her work with several different patients whos own stories evolve and dig deeper the further the book goes.

    Its a good book that definitely provides a lot of "aha" moments personally when thinking about my own issues with avoiding conflict/potential loss and strategies in how to best cope. Definitely recommend.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Privacytools delisted Brave from their website in ~tech

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    This all seems a bit bizarre and not much is known as to why Brave wants to be delisted from privacytools.io and the admins for Privacytools.io kind of seem hand-wavvy about how they delisted it...

    This all seems a bit bizarre and not much is known as to why Brave wants to be delisted from privacytools.io and the admins for Privacytools.io kind of seem hand-wavvy about how they delisted it because Firefox is at near parity with Brave so why bother having it?

    This whole thing seems clear as mud even after spending time reading through various threads. In short, if you use and like Brave, keep using it I guess. No mention of any real compromises or whatnot.

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

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    I've been playing a LOT of Grim Dark lately. It hits all of the right notes as a Diablo Clone Tribute and the game's lore is actually fairly interesting. Essentially it's a Diablo Clone Tribute...

    I've been playing a LOT of Grim Dark lately. It hits all of the right notes as a Diablo Clone Tribute and the game's lore is actually fairly interesting. Essentially it's a Diablo Clone Tribute set in a Dark Fantasy 1800's Kingdom after a supernatural apocalypse. The map is mostly static and the game doesn't seem to lose anything by not being completely procedural like most other games would strive to be. In fact I think it benefits the game to not be procedural (with the exception of some caves appearing here in there in places you thought didn't have any). Also, the map is gorgeous and the world "makes sense".

    As for gameplay, I'm still diving into it. I played a gun slinging inquisitor who utilized all passive talents that essentially made every fifth shot a fire or ice grenade and combined with the demolition class he fired HEAP bullets. The character felt like an 1800s Space Marine (For the Emperor!) who could immolate and gib hordes of the damned (there are many varieties) in mere second. Though in later levels (you can reach 100 levels), I noticed that the difficulty really does spike and you need to pay attention to your gear/build optimizations.

    I also have a Necromancer/Occultist character who I am in the process of building whom literally swarms the battlefield with 11 or so pets (8 skeletal warriors/archers/mages/knights, 1 flesh golem thing, a killer raven and a hellhound) and uh.. yeah kinda becomes a squad management game at that point as they do all the heavy lifting and I'll be standing off to the side of a boss fight reading through letters I found from someone's abandoned cabin. Speaking with which, difficulty modes range from Normal, Veteran, Elite, and Ultimate. The builds online go DEEP and tend to optimize for playing on Ultimate Difficulty.

    Crate (the Developer) did a tremendous job with this game and the expansions are really worth it imo.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on I was a 10x engineer. And I’m sorry. in ~tech

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    According to the Silicon Valley Dictionary it's an engineer who is on average 10x more productive than other engineers. Aka, Rockstars.

    According to the Silicon Valley Dictionary it's an engineer who is on average 10x more productive than other engineers. Aka, Rockstars.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on I was a 10x engineer. And I’m sorry. in ~tech

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    Just made me do a spit-take with my coffee.

    because we know javascript

    Just made me do a spit-take with my coffee.

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

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    Been listening to Spotify Playlist called Jazz & Joint (Smoking Bebop). Absolutely sublime as I'm currently in Eastern Europe with gray skies and intermittent thunderstorms so Jazz is really...

    Been listening to Spotify Playlist called Jazz & Joint (Smoking Bebop). Absolutely sublime as I'm currently in Eastern Europe with gray skies and intermittent thunderstorms so Jazz is really hitting the spot.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on The man with the golden airline ticket in ~life

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    Long, heart-breaking and worthwhile read.

    Long, heart-breaking and worthwhile read.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Boris Johnson will be the UK's new prime minister in ~news

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    And let's be honest, I think a lot of us are more let down by just how despicable we really are as countries. Sure, we have a ton of great people and people we should aspire to be more like, but...

    And let's be honest, I think a lot of us are more let down by just how despicable we really are as countries. Sure, we have a ton of great people and people we should aspire to be more like, but 2016 on has been a punch to gut reminder just how many terrible we have in our midst as well.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on We fired our top talent. Best decision we ever made. in ~comp

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    That either sounds like a fantastic opportunity or a prologue to you winding up an axe murderer in a backwoods somewhere. Either way, best of luck!

    That either sounds like a fantastic opportunity or a prologue to you winding up an axe murderer in a backwoods somewhere. Either way, best of luck!

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Man arrested in murder of American biologist in Greece as grisly new details emerge in ~news

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    This whole thing is just so bizarre and sad. The person who committed this heinous act is so deranged its hard to understand what life events must have transpired to lead up to this moment, and I...

    This whole thing is just so bizarre and sad. The person who committed this heinous act is so deranged its hard to understand what life events must have transpired to lead up to this moment, and I wouldn't be shocked to find out later if Dr. Eaton was his only victim.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on What's the community's opinion on "The Right to be Forgotten?" in ~tildes

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    Completely agree. We have enough issues as is with astroturfing and hailcorporate type content flooding social media via puppet accounts. Now adding a "right to be forgotten" layer would...

    Completely agree. We have enough issues as is with astroturfing and hailcorporate type content flooding social media via puppet accounts. Now adding a "right to be forgotten" layer would essentially allow public figures to "take back" all the terrible things they have said or written.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on What games have you been playing lately? in ~games

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    Strangely been giving "Tempest: Pirate Action RPG" a strong go of it but doing so on iOS instead of on PC. It's a pretty straight forward AC4:Black Flag Clone but in a land of magic and leviathans...

    Strangely been giving "Tempest: Pirate Action RPG" a strong go of it but doing so on iOS instead of on PC. It's a pretty straight forward AC4:Black Flag Clone but in a land of magic and leviathans and such. It's been a great time killer and pretty addictive once you get the hang of it and the nuance for which factions do what.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Reddit is testing a paid monthly membership on a per subreddit basis for core features. in ~tech

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    Useful can be fun!

    Well, maybe excel is more useful than fun

    Useful can be fun!

    3 votes