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

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    I bought No Mans Sky and have been playing the hell out of that. I love it. I know all about the drama with it's release, but I've also heard that with the updates it's become a good game. I saw...

    I bought No Mans Sky and have been playing the hell out of that. I love it. I know all about the drama with it's release, but I've also heard that with the updates it's become a good game. I saw it was on sale so I got it and I've been very pleased with it for my first 25 hours. I was expecting to get bored with it after maybe 5 like I did with Astroneer and journey to the Savage planet but this game feels a lot more like Subnautica, which I also played recently, and that is the first game Ive played to completion in a few years.

    I was hoping to enjoy playing it with my wife, but she ended up hating it after just a couple hours.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Who else gets concerned about random things at inappropriate times? in ~talk

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    The Sun will boil away the Earth's Oceans in about a billion years, so that's how long we as a planet have to produce a trans galactic space faring race. If humans die out in the near future that...

    The Sun will boil away the Earth's Oceans in about a billion years, so that's how long we as a planet have to produce a trans galactic space faring race. If humans die out in the near future that would set back the planets chances and make it unlikely that evolution would make another species capable of becoming it. I'll be long dead, and my wife and I aren't having children anyways, so it has nothing to do with me, but it still makes me sad that Earth may become a desert planet with a history that'd be completely gone because there's no one left to tell it.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Is death always tragic? in ~talk

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    I would say it has nothing to do with age and health or even a person's wishes. The tragedy comes from the pain the death leaves in others. No pain, no tragedy. Great pain, great tragedy.

    I would say it has nothing to do with age and health or even a person's wishes. The tragedy comes from the pain the death leaves in others. No pain, no tragedy. Great pain, great tragedy.

  4. Comment on Iran admits it accidentally shot down Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 in ~news

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    Human error. Accident. What worthless ways to account for the killing of so many. Javid Zarrif is so sorry for his #hardrevenge. But wait, its all Trump's fault though. He basically pointed Iran's...

    Human error. Accident. What worthless ways to account for the killing of so many.

    Javid Zarrif is so sorry for his #hardrevenge. But wait, its all Trump's fault though. He basically pointed Iran's missile himself. He forced the Iranian military to kill those civilians. They had no choice in the matter. So he's sorry that Trump made them do it.

    This, of course, coming only after they knew for sure that no one was buying their engine failure story.

    Garbage. Absolute garbage.

    I hate being this mad about something that's got nothing to do with me.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on African grey parrots are the first bird species to pass a test that requires them both to understand when another animal needs help and to actually give assistance in ~science

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    I wonder what range of birds would behave similarly. I think crows can be trained to exchange currency for food, but I don't know how selfless they would act in the scenario. It's a shame that...

    I wonder what range of birds would behave similarly. I think crows can be trained to exchange currency for food, but I don't know how selfless they would act in the scenario. It's a shame that only two types of parrots were described in the article.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Is anyone else here wondering when our overlord will open this place up a little? in ~tildes

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    Kinda like Newgrounds.

    Kinda like Newgrounds.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Man with 5.5-inch horn growing on his back slipped "through the net" docs say in ~science

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    Man I would love to see chubby emu do a video on this case. So bizarre.

    Man I would love to see chubby emu do a video on this case. So bizarre.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Iran's Qassem Soleimani killed in US airstrike at Baghdad airport in ~news

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    Mmmm. Buttery males. My favorite.

    Mmmm. Buttery males. My favorite.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Trump administration announces ban on e-cigarette flavors, except menthol and tobacco in ~news

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    Ooo I work with quite a few Trump voters that are just gonna love this one. No more blueberry pancake for you man.

    Ooo I work with quite a few Trump voters that are just gonna love this one. No more blueberry pancake for you man.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on Ninety-five percent of American schools now conduct school-shooting drills. We spoke to more than 20 students to learn what they see, hear, and feel during what has become a routine experience. in ~life

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    They really ought to get some opinions from the people that have actually experienced a school shooting. Ask them what they think/thought of the drills. That'd probably make for an interesting...

    They really ought to get some opinions from the people that have actually experienced a school shooting. Ask them what they think/thought of the drills. That'd probably make for an interesting follow-up article.

    That being said, all the sentiments expressed in this article were pretty similar to what I remember feeling whenever I had to do them. It was boring, people would goof off, they seemed pointless, etc. It always made me feel like a fish in a barrel.

    That's how I felt the day someone actually did come into the school and started shooting in the cafeteria. Sat there for hours in the dark classroom, wondering if he'd be coming through our door next, or if he'd go into a different classroom. Wondering how many people I knew would be hurt or killed. Wondering if my girlfriend was okay. We spent hours in the dark before the all clear was given and we were able to evacuate. Then we would meet up with our classmates to get the story of what happened, who did it, who was hurt. It's crazy to think that today, with everyone owning a cell phone, almost no one would be out of the loop in the school. In the end, no one died. Only the ceiling and a wall were shot before the gun jammed. Then the shooter ran a few blocks before being tackled to the ground by the French teacher.

    Meanwhile we had no idea about any of this. We just sat in the dark, waiting and wondering, feeling trapped with no information, left to our imaginations until our eventual evacuation.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Why don't you comment on poetry? in ~talk

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    In regards to your poems specifically ( I made sure to read them all a few times before making this reply), I feel like the main two issues that I have when reading most of them are jarring shifts...

    In regards to your poems specifically ( I made sure to read them all a few times before making this reply), I feel like the main two issues that I have when reading most of them are jarring shifts in tone and a failure to keep to any particular rhythm within the poem.
    These may be stylistic choices that you've made. This could be the feeling you wanted to evoke.
    Or it could just be accidental, something you will strive to improve over time.
    The reason I don't make my opinions known is because if it is as you want it to be, then it's pointless to critique it. Alternatively, if you are sharing these from a vulnerable place, having someone say "Hey, I don't like these poems. They aren't up to my standards. Blah blah blah cadence blah blah blah imagery blah," isn't going to feel good. And I don't want to cause any more pain when is seems you already feel enough of that. Different people take criticism differently, and I have no way of knowing what it is you seek to gain from posting.

    7 votes
  12. Comment on Why don't you comment on poetry? in ~talk

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    I don't want to be a dick, and since I have nothing nice to say, I say nothing. I haven't liked any peom I've seen on Tildes. Simple as that. Sorry.

    I don't want to be a dick, and since I have nothing nice to say, I say nothing. I haven't liked any peom I've seen on Tildes. Simple as that.

    Sorry.

    20 votes
  13. Comment on Why Your Kid Loves the Garbage Truck So Much in ~life

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    That was a very cute, uplifting read. It brought back my own memories of how cool that arm was.

    That was a very cute, uplifting read. It brought back my own memories of how cool that arm was.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on What are some of the most emotionally affecting or resonant games you've played? in ~games

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    Celeste was one that hit me pretty hard. The metaphor of getting over depression being actualized as a ridiculously hard mountain to climb, and the catharsis of beating the game are both...

    Celeste was one that hit me pretty hard. The metaphor of getting over depression being actualized as a ridiculously hard mountain to climb, and the catharsis of beating the game are both wonderfully done. I really like games that make failure a fun part of the experience.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on Is Binge Watching Bad for Us? in ~tv

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    I've learned as I get older that I remember less about a show if I watch it all at once vs an episode or two a day.

    I've learned as I get older that I remember less about a show if I watch it all at once vs an episode or two a day.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What personal goals are you working towards? in ~life

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    For a long time I've been in a cycle where spending money stressed me out so I wouldn't do anything but save up. I became depressed as a result of this boredom, with nothing to do because I didn't...

    For a long time I've been in a cycle where spending money stressed me out so I wouldn't do anything but save up. I became depressed as a result of this boredom, with nothing to do because I didn't want to pay for anything, didn't want to go outside except for work, and in general was just a note to be around so I didn't want to socialize.

    I'm learning to have more fun. It's hard to overcome the anxiety of spending money, but I've been trying to overcome it by treating boredom like hunger. If starvation is something I have no problem spending money to avoid, boredom should be treated the same way if I don't want to end myself.

    In the past few weeks I've played more video games, went shooting with a friend from work, went skating with my wife, and more. I've felt a lot better about life in general, and I've had more to talk about with people. I barely notice that my savings aren't growing as fast because IIm not as worried about it. It's been nice.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Steam Key Giveaway Thread, September 2019 Edition in ~games

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    Risk of rain I might add more when I get home from work and see what some of those games are before trying to win them from someone else who might really want them.

    Risk of rain
    I might add more when I get home from work and see what some of those games are before trying to win them from someone else who might really want them.

    3 votes