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  1. Comment on Some Reddit comments are being hidden by default as "potentially toxic content" (i.e. a swear filter) in ~tech

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    I signed r/FloridaMan up for it. I think it will be interesting to see how it goes. We don't have like, a vibrant community in the same sense that some subreddits do, it's a mixture of new and...

    I signed r/FloridaMan up for it. I think it will be interesting to see how it goes. We don't have like, a vibrant community in the same sense that some subreddits do, it's a mixture of new and repeat users. Almost all of the negative comment comes from new users though. I think people make those comments seeking attention, and if you can rob them of that then they will find a new hobby quickly.

    What would be really great is if you could just limit it to auto-collapsing users that have a lot of engagement in quarantined subreddits.

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

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    Titanfall 2 is one of the free games on PS+ this month so I decided to check it out. Took about 6 hours to download and install, but wow! Short, fun single-player. I haven't messed around with...

    Titanfall 2 is one of the free games on PS+ this month so I decided to check it out. Took about 6 hours to download and install, but wow! Short, fun single-player. I haven't messed around with multiplayer much, I know this game has been out for a while so I imagine I'll just get instantly stomped from across the map in PVP. There is a cooperative mode that seems fun, but I've only played a couple rounds.

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  3. Comment on What are your personal picks for "Games of the Decade"? in ~games

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    I don't think it should be THE game of the decade, but Horizon Zero Dawn deserves a mention, at least. The gameplay, story, music, design all work so well together to create a narrative that I...

    I don't think it should be THE game of the decade, but Horizon Zero Dawn deserves a mention, at least. The gameplay, story, music, design all work so well together to create a narrative that I still think about from time to time even though I haven't played the game in probably two years. The way the game is paced so that you slowly learn the backstory and then, little detail by little detail, build up to a big reveal is just masterful storytelling.

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  4. Comment on What are the best and the worst purchases you've recently made? in ~talk

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    The brand is Goodwin & Smith, the specific ones I got are these. I managed to find a matching scarf (harder than you would think) too. I wear these to work, but they're also great for a night out...

    The brand is Goodwin & Smith, the specific ones I got are these. I managed to find a matching scarf (harder than you would think) too. I wear these to work, but they're also great for a night out on the town. I have a couple other pairs from G&S, they are distinctive and well-made.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What are the best and the worst purchases you've recently made? in ~talk

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    I got some new fall/winter clothes a month or so ago, including some boots from a UK brand I really like. Not that anyone asked me, but if you're going to spend money on one part of your outfit,...

    I got some new fall/winter clothes a month or so ago, including some boots from a UK brand I really like. Not that anyone asked me, but if you're going to spend money on one part of your outfit, make it your shoes. Nobody will notice $500 jeans. Even a cheap shirt can look good if you get it tailored. I get complements on my footwear all the time, and for men it's probably the garment with the most options.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I'm thinking of adding a day of lifting to my climbing routine (climb 2x/wk, climb & yoga 1x) - just wondering if anyone has suggestions on lifts? I have done deadlifts, squats, overhead press,...

    I'm thinking of adding a day of lifting to my climbing routine (climb 2x/wk, climb & yoga 1x) - just wondering if anyone has suggestions on lifts? I have done deadlifts, squats, overhead press, and bench press before but it's been a while and I would do them on different days. Would it make sense to rotate or would that not even be enough to get a real benefit?

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

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    I have been playing The Outer Worlds. You can tell it's the same team that did Fallout, but the color palette is a lot brighter since it's not post-apocolyptic. I find myself wishing it were a...

    I have been playing The Outer Worlds. You can tell it's the same team that did Fallout, but the color palette is a lot brighter since it's not post-apocolyptic. I find myself wishing it were a little deeper, combat and character development are pretty simple. The other thing that bugged me early on is that there are no ways to deal with groups of enemies (i.e., grenades), but now that I'm higher level all the fights are pretty easy. Overall, not bad but glad I got it on sale. I think I'm about 60% done, give or take but that's just a guess.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on SUV shaming: I care about climate change, so why am I driving an SUV? in ~enviro

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    It would be better to not drive a vehicle that is needlessly large, but in the grand scheme of things it doesn't make much of a difference. Consider the difference in carbon footprint from a...

    It would be better to not drive a vehicle that is needlessly large, but in the grand scheme of things it doesn't make much of a difference. Consider the difference in carbon footprint from a bicyclist to someone that drives an H2 everywhere. One test flight of an F-35 is the equivalent of two years of that difference. The seventeen largest cargo ships emit as much fossil fuels as all of the world's drivers. If you're conscientious about your carbon footprint and/or advocating more sensible policies than those we currently have, I'll give you a pass on your SUV.

    11 votes
  9. Comment on Hulu Black Friday Deal: $2.00/month for 12 months on new accounts in ~tv

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    They actually have a version you can pay more for without ads, just to rub it in

    They actually have a version you can pay more for without ads, just to rub it in

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Hulu Black Friday Deal: $2.00/month for 12 months on new accounts in ~tv

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    I think the main thing is that they have current episodes of a lot of series, whereas Netflix etc usually have at least a one year delay. Still, to me it's not worth it. Not only do they have...

    I think the main thing is that they have current episodes of a lot of series, whereas Netflix etc usually have at least a one year delay. Still, to me it's not worth it. Not only do they have commercials, it's often the same couple on repeat and they get obnoxiously louder.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Pete Buttigieg lies about education disparities in ~misc

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    I was going to post the first one here but couldn't think of how to word the title to be more Tilderino-like. Props for that, and thanks for posting the follow ups!

    I was going to post the first one here but couldn't think of how to word the title to be more Tilderino-like. Props for that, and thanks for posting the follow ups!

    9 votes
  12. Comment on Netflix has signed a 10-year lease to keep Manhattan's single-screen Paris Theatre open, which it can use to satisfy the theatrical-release requirement of the Oscars in ~movies

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    How do they confirm ticket sales now? I doubt they're auditing the books of every theater in the country so there has to be some level of trust already built into the system.

    How do they confirm ticket sales now? I doubt they're auditing the books of every theater in the country so there has to be some level of trust already built into the system.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Netflix has signed a 10-year lease to keep Manhattan's single-screen Paris Theatre open, which it can use to satisfy the theatrical-release requirement of the Oscars in ~movies

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    You could do something like 'number of confirmed views' and count both ticket sales and streaming ... streams.

    You could do something like 'number of confirmed views' and count both ticket sales and streaming ... streams.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on It’s Time To Plan For A Future Beyond Passwords in ~tech

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    If my study of silicon valley success stories has taught me anything, it's that this is a ripe opportunity to steal and profit off someone else's talent and hard work.

    If my study of silicon valley success stories has taught me anything, it's that this is a ripe opportunity to steal and profit off someone else's talent and hard work.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Amanda Palmer is getting dragged on Twitter - is this cancel culture? in ~talk

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    Read the journalist's response, it sounds like she was in a pretty unpleasant situation herself.

    Read the journalist's response, it sounds like she was in a pretty unpleasant situation herself.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Borderlands 3 on PS4, LFG in ~games

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    What's this Steam you speak of, can I download it on PSN?

    What's this Steam you speak of, can I download it on PSN?

    3 votes
  17. Borderlands 3 on PS4, LFG

    Just an idea I've been kicking around. BL3 is pretty solid single-player, but two player is way more hectic and I imagine three and four player is even more fun. Online PUGs just don't appeal to...

    Just an idea I've been kicking around. BL3 is pretty solid single-player, but two player is way more hectic and I imagine three and four player is even more fun. Online PUGs just don't appeal to me, but since Tilderinos are higher caliber online denizens I was thinking it might be fun to put together a group of four to tackle it together.

    The way I'm thinking, we can commit to a certain time Saturday or Sunday that works for everyone, and play for an hour or two. Definitely more casual, but when you are balancing that many schedules you kind of have to be. Then we can get together weekly (or whatever interval works for everyone). I think it would be a lot of fun to play with four people where everyone has to know and fill their role, I imagine four player is less of a shoot em up and more strategy involved.

    This is just checking on interest, please say what times you're available and if you have a mic.

    7 votes
  18. Comment on Bolivia is consumed by a debate over whether President Morales was ousted in a coup, as he and his loyalists allege, or in a democratic uprising against his misrule. in ~news

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    I don't think that dragging people out of their houses and murdering them is a feature of democracy. Can we start doing that with Trump supporters? Of course not. Would it have been appropriate...

    I don't think that dragging people out of their houses and murdering them is a feature of democracy. Can we start doing that with Trump supporters? Of course not. Would it have been appropriate following the 2000 or 2004 elections? Hell no. So why is it appropriate in Bolivia?

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  19. Comment on Fifth Democratic Presidential Debate Stream in ~news

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    It would just devolve into weird nonsensical insults until they eventually realize their mutual love of invading women's private space and become buds.

    It would just devolve into weird nonsensical insults until they eventually realize their mutual love of invading women's private space and become buds.

    6 votes