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  1. Comment on Johnny Depp wins libel lawsuit against Amber Heard, but both sides guilty of defamation, jury finds in ~news

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    The "woke" movement is something that is disliked by a lot of people, political affiliation has nothing to do with it. Same goes for all the other things you mentioned. Its really interesting that...

    The "woke" movement is something that is disliked by a lot of people, political affiliation has nothing to do with it.

    Same goes for all the other things you mentioned.

    Its really interesting that you think any of those are solely right leaning, they are pretty universally held ideas that people on both sides of the political spectrum have.

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  2. Comment on Johnny Depp wins libel lawsuit against Amber Heard, but both sides guilty of defamation, jury finds in ~news

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    None of these are hard right ideals, there are plenty of left leaning liberals that share all of these views.

    1A/2A absolutist, anti-"woke", anti-"cancel culture"

    None of these are hard right ideals, there are plenty of left leaning liberals that share all of these views.

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  3. Comment on Johnny Depp wins libel lawsuit against Amber Heard, but both sides guilty of defamation, jury finds in ~news

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    She is very liberal. Emily's coverage was what I watched through out the entire trial (I love her sas) and she often champions liberal ideals.

    Emily D. Baker

    She is very liberal.

    Emily's coverage was what I watched through out the entire trial (I love her sas) and she often champions liberal ideals.

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  4. 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 a lot of League of Legends over the last two weeks. I am not knew to the game by any means, but have a love hate relationship with it. Party of me is having fun with it, part...

    I have been playing a lot of League of Legends over the last two weeks.

    I am not knew to the game by any means, but have a love hate relationship with it.

    Party of me is having fun with it, part of me is annoyed with myself for defaulting back to League whenever I don't know what else to play. Its really the only competitive game I enjoy playing though so it is always on the back burner for when I need something to play.

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  5. Comment on Avatar: The Way of Water | Official teaser trailer in ~movies

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    I agree, first thing I thought of was ATLA. They know that there was confusion originally over the name, there is no way they didn't at least know it was going to be confusing, if not deliberate.

    I agree, first thing I thought of was ATLA. They know that there was confusion originally over the name, there is no way they didn't at least know it was going to be confusing, if not deliberate.

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  6. Comment on What exactly is an NFT and why is it suddenly all over the news? in ~finance

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    Off topic but I feel like there has to be a better name for us than this, it just sounds weird.

    but Tilders are smart

    Off topic but I feel like there has to be a better name for us than this, it just sounds weird.

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  7. Comment on Amazon can make just about anything—except a good video game in ~games

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    That's one of the worst takes I have ever heard on Amazon Prime. Prime is a positive no matter what way you look at it, the pricing alone is worth it even if you are only utilizing one of its many...

    That's one of the worst takes I have ever heard on Amazon Prime.

    Prime is a positive no matter what way you look at it, the pricing alone is worth it even if you are only utilizing one of its many services. Amazon Prime costs the same as a Netflix subscription, if you were paying for each of its features separately it would bankrupt you. Just because the features are include in the subscription doesn't mean you have to use them. Amazon adding more and more stuff to Prime is a very very good thing.

    Also, Prime Video has one of the strongest libraries in the streaming world, made stronger by the fact that you can add channels (like HBO, CBS or Showtime). There really is no reason not to be using it as one of your "core" streaming services.

    You're not "double paying" for anything when the price of the total service is the same price of an individual service.

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  8. Comment on Amazon can make just about anything—except a good video game in ~games

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    Thats not just what Prime is though. Honestly Amazon Prime is the best subscription service you could pay for. It covers so much stuff from Shipping and Shopping to Streaming and Twitch. People...

    All I can say as a consumer is that this makes no sense. If I'm looking for new video games, I will never think, "Hey, I should sign up for faster shipping."

    Thats not just what Prime is though. Honestly Amazon Prime is the best subscription service you could pay for. It covers so much stuff from Shipping and Shopping to Streaming and Twitch. People buy into the Amazon Ecosystem: you get an Echo, Kindle and a FireTV and then do all of your shopping on Amazon and watch most of your shows on Prime Video, while streaming games from Twitch Prime. It makes perfect sense that they would want to expand the prime ecosystem to include a service like EA Play or Gamepass. It makes perfect sense for both them and their consumers.

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

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    I have been cleaning the house a lot this week and for some reason my default cleaning music has become Celtic Punk. So lots of Dropkick Murphys, The Real McKenzies, Floggying Molly, The...

    I have been cleaning the house a lot this week and for some reason my default cleaning music has become Celtic Punk.

    So lots of Dropkick Murphys, The Real McKenzies, Floggying Molly, The Dreadnoughts, The Pogues and The Tossers. Lots and lots of Dropkick.

    If 16 year old me knew my favorite rebellious punk music was now my favorite cleaning the house as an adult music I think he would be very disappointed.

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  10. Comment on I have $15 burning a hole in my Google Play balance. Help me figure out what to spend it on. in ~tech

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    I honestly don't have a good recommendation, I just wanted to comment and say I love this post. Listing your purchased apps and games is a really great way for us to gain incite into what would be...

    I honestly don't have a good recommendation, I just wanted to comment and say I love this post. Listing your purchased apps and games is a really great way for us to gain incite into what would be good suggestions for you and I really love the idea.

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  11. Comment on Grindr fined 10% of their global annual revenue ($11.7 million) in Norway for sharing deeply personal information with advertisers, including location, sexual orientation and mental health details in ~tech

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    While I obviously understand why this is a major invasion of privacy, isn't this to be expected? When the TOS of applications say something along the lines of "any information given to the app can...

    While I obviously understand why this is a major invasion of privacy, isn't this to be expected?

    When the TOS of applications say something along the lines of "any information given to the app can be collected" shouldn't everyone assume that nothing is safe?

    I would automatically assume any dating app is collecting all of this information for both marketing and statistical reasons.

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  12. Comment on Lucasfilm Games announces that Ubisoft's Massive Entertainment is developing an open-world Star Wars game, the first non-EA Star Wars game since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 in ~games

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    This is not why AC was reworked at all. The open world aspects of the game were not what was making it stale, in fact that's basically the only parts that were retained after the switch. Just...

    "climb a tower" approach started resulting in lower sales

    This is not why AC was reworked at all. The open world aspects of the game were not what was making it stale, in fact that's basically the only parts that were retained after the switch.

    Just because a small vocal minority in the gaming community loves to hate on their format does not mean its bad or disliked. Its very consistent, well done and is loved by millions.

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  13. Comment on Lucasfilm Games announces that Ubisoft's Massive Entertainment is developing an open-world Star Wars game, the first non-EA Star Wars game since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 in ~games

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    I 100% disagree with this. Ubisoft is known for their open world titles and they have a proven format that millions of people enjoy. Their consistency is a good thing. You might not personally...

    But an open world Ubisoft games doesn't inspire confidence in general based on... well, all other Ubisoft open world games.

    I 100% disagree with this. Ubisoft is known for their open world titles and they have a proven format that millions of people enjoy. Their consistency is a good thing. You might not personally like their style, but millions of people do and its something they have been doing successfully for over a decade.

    I am aware of Massive's RTS titles but they have nothing to do with this engine. The only open world experience they have is the Division which most consider to be pretty sub par (especially when compared to Ubi's other open world titles).

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  14. Comment on Lucasfilm Games announces that Ubisoft's Massive Entertainment is developing an open-world Star Wars game, the first non-EA Star Wars game since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 in ~games

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    I can answer this. Yes and no. It definitely is fun to fly, but if we are being honest the story is terrible and the voice acting is some of the worst I have heard in a AAA title. The big thing...

    I can answer this. Yes and no.

    It definitely is fun to fly, but if we are being honest the story is terrible and the voice acting is some of the worst I have heard in a AAA title. The big thing about those older games were the single player aspects and thats where Squadrons is lacking.

    Multiplayer is fun, but its not the best for a casual player. I open it up to play a few rounds every once in a while but it really sucks because the playerbase is smaller and the core players play it waaaaay more than the casual players.

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  15. Comment on Lucasfilm Games announces that Ubisoft's Massive Entertainment is developing an open-world Star Wars game, the first non-EA Star Wars game since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 in ~games

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    Really excited for Ubisoft to do a Star Wars game and for the end of EA's reign of exclusivity over the Star Wars gaming IP. But, I really wish it was not Massive and their Snowdrop Engine doing...

    Really excited for Ubisoft to do a Star Wars game and for the end of EA's reign of exclusivity over the Star Wars gaming IP.

    But, I really wish it was not Massive and their Snowdrop Engine doing it, they are the newest studio to Ubisoft and honestly they do not have a good game under their belt yet. Every successful game in Ubisoft's hat is build on Ubisoft Montreal's AnvilNext Engine.

    Either way, good we are getting rid of EA. I am cautiously optimistic for now.

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  16. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    Obviously they do not mention the specific make, but if its Tesla that would not be the case. Cattle Guards in roadways are standard everywhere in the US with open pasture.

    Obviously they do not mention the specific make, but if its Tesla that would not be the case. Cattle Guards in roadways are standard everywhere in the US with open pasture.

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  17. Comment on What is a modem+router good enough for online gaming? in ~talk

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    Having your own hardware will always be better than whatever junk the ISP is providing. You definitely do see an increase in ping and speed. Most ISP hardware is extremely out of date and cheaply...

    Having your own hardware will always be better than whatever junk the ISP is providing. You definitely do see an increase in ping and speed. Most ISP hardware is extremely out of date and cheaply made, never mind the fact you waste a ton of money renting the hardware. A single year of Comcast rental fees is enough to buy your own hardware that will be better.

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

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    Not sure how far you are into AC:Valhalla but be aware it takes a while before you get into the actual gameplay. I recommend sticking with it for a bit if you feel like the early game is sluggish.

    Not sure how far you are into AC:Valhalla but be aware it takes a while before you get into the actual gameplay. I recommend sticking with it for a bit if you feel like the early game is sluggish.

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

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    I took a break from gaming over the last few weeks to spend time with my family over the holidays. Cyberpunk 2077 - I played through this r ight before Christmas. I have over 110 hours played on...

    I took a break from gaming over the last few weeks to spend time with my family over the holidays.

    Cyberpunk 2077 - I played through this r ight before Christmas. I have over 110 hours played on it on PC (i7-8700K [4.6 GHz] MSI GTX1070 - 64G DDR4) and I genuinely love the game. I know its been controversial overall in the gaming community but I think I hit a sweet spot in my hardware where I can run it fine (high/mid settings) and have had basically no bugs. The story is by far the best I have seen in an RPG, pretty much ever. I have also really enjoyed the world and setting. Half way through the game I just started walking everywhere because I loved looking at the city and finding weird little spots (the in game photomode is amazing btw). I would highly recommend it, if your system can handle it. I think after some patching and DLCs it will win GOTY for 2021 and go down in history as the best RPG ever made (controversial statement, I know).

    Immortals Fenyx Rising - on Nintendo Switch. I was given this for Christmas and I have only just beat the prologue but its a fun open world game. It definitely feels the the child of Assassins' Creed Odyssey and Breath of the Wild and that's not a bad thing. Its not the most serious game, it can be very silly at times. But for a casual, visually striking open world game its definitely worth buying if you have a passing interest.

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

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    Did you play the game at release? Because the last couple of updates massively changed the procedural generation. Its come a very very long way from what the game used to be. If you are interested...

    It's still a little surprising how much it HASN'T been polished
    I say that because even the random generation of the fauna on planets leaves things to be desired.

    Did you play the game at release? Because the last couple of updates massively changed the procedural generation. Its come a very very long way from what the game used to be.

    If you are interested the release log does a really great job of covering what has been added over time.

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