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  1. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    Yep! It just gets me how it takes 3 shots with the pistol to kill a baddie and like 10 with the AK. The pistol seems like the strongest weapon by far. Then there is the jetski level that I just...

    Yep! It just gets me how it takes 3 shots with the pistol to kill a baddie and like 10 with the AK. The pistol seems like the strongest weapon by far. Then there is the jetski level that I just finished, where you can't move and shoot at the same time and controls are just not great. Looking forward to getting through it and playing 2 and 3 though. I've played 3 before but it has been many years.

  2. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    I'm playing it right now because it was free in the PS Store and have to agree. The platforming is fun, if a little frustrating at times, but the shooting is just not good.

    The original Uncharted wasn't a good game because of its reliance on shooting gameplay, all of which was bad.

    I'm playing it right now because it was free in the PS Store and have to agree. The platforming is fun, if a little frustrating at times, but the shooting is just not good.

  3. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Sometimes it's good to take a rest week and let your muscles heal, don't get discouraged! I have been kind of good this week but definitely taking it easier than normal.

    Sometimes it's good to take a rest week and let your muscles heal, don't get discouraged! I have been kind of good this week but definitely taking it easier than normal.

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  4. Comment on What are your unpopular movie opinions? in ~movies

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    I don't think it necessarily worked like that, but the problem is movie studios are a lot less inclined to take risks. Imagine a film like The Princess Bride being made today - it probably would...

    I don't think it necessarily worked like that, but the problem is movie studios are a lot less inclined to take risks. Imagine a film like The Princess Bride being made today - it probably would be a Netflix series. There's no built in audience so it wouldn't be worth the investment as a movie.

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  5. Comment on What are your unpopular movie opinions? in ~movies

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    I think it's the same trend leading to both. Movies are such huge investments, studios don't want to gamble on anything. Comic books have a built in fanbase and have been successful in the box...

    I think it's the same trend leading to both. Movies are such huge investments, studios don't want to gamble on anything. Comic books have a built in fanbase and have been successful in the box office so they keep getting made. The creative projects have migrated over to HBO and Netflix etc, where one season of a show is basically a couple movies.

    8 votes
  6. Comment on When it's time to put your dog down? in ~talk

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    Really sorry to read this. The pain you are feeling about your furry buddy is the weight of all the love you have for her, coming down on you at once. IMO give her the best day she can possibly...

    Really sorry to read this. The pain you are feeling about your furry buddy is the weight of all the love you have for her, coming down on you at once. IMO give her the best day she can possibly have, whether that means just being curled up on the couch together or whatever she can handle. Then ease her transition to the best of your ability. If you have the option, be with her when the vets do their thing so you can comfort her one last time. Again, really sorry to read this. It's never easy, but that's only because you really love them.

    7 votes
  7. Comment on What are your unpopular movie opinions? in ~movies

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    Comic book movies are typically not good. Super predictable, barely string together a plot, only made in such volume because they're considered a safe investment. We live in the golden age of...

    Comic book movies are typically not good. Super predictable, barely string together a plot, only made in such volume because they're considered a safe investment. We live in the golden age of television and the 💩 age of movies.

    43 votes
  8. Comment on You get to reboot any TV show, and give it a twist. What gets made? in ~tv

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    Game of Thrones - closer to the books and the spirit of the books. The show dropped so much of the lore, picked up hints of a story arc and then forgot about them. I'd keep Lady Stoneheart, do...

    Game of Thrones - closer to the books and the spirit of the books. The show dropped so much of the lore, picked up hints of a story arc and then forgot about them. I'd keep Lady Stoneheart, do something with the Horn of Jorgund or whatever it was called, and give the Night King a good backstory. Probably extend the series by two seasons to give the events of Season 8 some meaning. Kill more main characters off.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Bots Are Destroying Political Discourse As We Know It in ~tech

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    Combine this with deepfakes and existing AI ability to generate faces, and it gets legitimately pretty frightening.

    Combine this with deepfakes and existing AI ability to generate faces, and it gets legitimately pretty frightening.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on UK Parliament gives final backing to Withdrawal Agreement bill, UK is due to leave EU on January 31 with 11-month transition period in ~news

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    Curious how UK Tilderinos feel about this. Across the pond, I got a sense that a lot of folks were just tired of dealing with it, hearing about it, and so for some this vote was a way to just get...

    Curious how UK Tilderinos feel about this. Across the pond, I got a sense that a lot of folks were just tired of dealing with it, hearing about it, and so for some this vote was a way to just get it over with. Are you feeling relief? Anxiety? Something else?

    15 votes
  11. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    It's actually a nickname from my University days, my first initial is D and first syllable of my last name sounds like Coke, so D-Coke turned into Diet Coke.

    It's actually a nickname from my University days, my first initial is D and first syllable of my last name sounds like Coke, so D-Coke turned into Diet Coke.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    It's been forever since I ran, and it was a fairly short phase but I did get from couch potato to running a 10K. I would do a reward for myself on the long run day. I found I had to have a decent...

    It's been forever since I ran, and it was a fairly short phase but I did get from couch potato to running a 10K. I would do a reward for myself on the long run day. I found I had to have a decent diet to not want to die while running, but on long run day I might get a nice burger afterwards or a big slice of cake.

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  13. Comment on Would you eat lab grown human meat? in ~talk

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    Follow up question, what should I call my lab-grown human meat restaurant? Donner Party? Eat Me? MEat? Edit: Bon Labetite? Edit 2 : VATitude? Edit 3: Bob's Burgers - not possessive, short for Bob...

    Follow up question, what should I call my lab-grown human meat restaurant? Donner Party? Eat Me? MEat?

    Edit: Bon Labetite?
    Edit 2 : VATitude?
    Edit 3: Bob's Burgers - not possessive, short for Bob Is Burgers

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Trump backs away from further military conflict with Iran in ~news

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    It's easier to understand when you realize there is no grand plan. Trump is a mentally deficient, morally bankrupt geriatric surrounded by yes men whose support for him hinges on how it benefits...

    Now I am confused.

    It's easier to understand when you realize there is no grand plan. Trump is a mentally deficient, morally bankrupt geriatric surrounded by yes men whose support for him hinges on how it benefits them. Every day is a new contest to see who can most effectively manage his whims and narcissism. Who can be just subservient enough, but not too subservient that it loses his respect? Anyone with a shred of morality or a hint of a backbone has long since been fired by tweet.

    16 votes
  15. Comment on Why Pete Buttigieg Enrages the Young Left in ~news

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    I agree with the points about his contrived image and being a sellout. I would also add, I'm one of those leftists that was a big supporter of 2008 Obama but felt completely sold out by what he...

    I agree with the points about his contrived image and being a sellout. I would also add, I'm one of those leftists that was a big supporter of 2008 Obama but felt completely sold out by what he became. He talked a really good game and then 3 years later a lot of his campaign organizers used their skills to help start Occupy camps against his policies. I think that is probably a defining aspect of my relationship with US politics. As a consequence, the consistency and authenticity of Bernie Sanders is a big part of his appeal. The lack of it is a big strike against Buttigieg. Maybe he really is a good guy, he should show us before we just stick him in the Oval Office.

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  16. Comment on Deceased GOP Strategist's Daughter Makes Gerrymandering Files Public That Republicans Wanted Sealed in ~news

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    Yeah, I wrote one that was slightly different but figured I'd go with the NPR headline with one extra word for clarity. I see what you mean though!

    Yeah, I wrote one that was slightly different but figured I'd go with the NPR headline with one extra word for clarity. I see what you mean though!

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  17. Comment on Deceased GOP Strategist's Daughter Makes Gerrymandering Files Public That Republicans Wanted Sealed in ~news

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    Summary of where we are so far: Thomas Hofeller was a Republican strategist who helped implement the wave of gerrymandered districts following the 2010 elections. Several of those maps have since...

    Summary of where we are so far:

    Thomas Hofeller was a Republican strategist who helped implement the wave of gerrymandered districts following the 2010 elections.

    Several of those maps have since been overturned in court due to evident racial bias.

    Hofeller's daughter inherited a hard drive full of gerrymandering files. These files show that racial bias was the intent all along, despite Republican claims to the contrary.

    North Carolina Republicans fought to keep these documents from the public. Some have been released through court filings.

    Now Thomas Hofeller's daughter has released all of the documents for public viewing.

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

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    One thing I havent seen anywhere is there's a sizable contingent within the administration who are literally praying for an apocalypse because they think Jesus will come take them to heaven first....

    One thing I havent seen anywhere is there's a sizable contingent within the administration who are literally praying for an apocalypse because they think Jesus will come take them to heaven first. That includes Pompeo and Pence and any other crazies they've managed to get into the administration - which, three years in, is probably quite a few people. I feel like that is an important piece of context with which to understand this decision. They are hoping for Iran to nuke Israel which they think will fulfill biblical end times prophecy.

    9 votes
  19. Comment on The Results of the 2019 Census in ~tildes

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    It does seem that way, but I can tell you Deimos created the ability to lock threads after I made a post suggesting we recruit in a way that valued diversity. On a website where a post is lucky to...

    That seems rather contradictory since a lack of political diversity is the complaint.

    It does seem that way, but I can tell you Deimos created the ability to lock threads after I made a post suggesting we recruit in a way that valued diversity. On a website where a post is lucky to get 5 comments, this one had almost 200

    4 votes