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  1. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I bought some games from the Steam sale. I got Two Points Hospital and Sunset Valley, so I'll soon be figuing out what all the hullabaloo was about.

    I bought some games from the Steam sale. I got Two Points Hospital and Sunset Valley, so I'll soon be figuing out what all the hullabaloo was about.

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  2. Comment on What are the best games you've played so far this year? in ~games

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    Yes. Poor Novosibirsk. :( Looks like a nice place, on the Trans-Siberian railway. I'd like to visit it one day.

    Yes. Poor Novosibirsk. :(

    Looks like a nice place, on the Trans-Siberian railway. I'd like to visit it one day.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Kanye West declares he will run for US president in 2020 in ~news

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    On the plus side, I doubt he'll find it yeezy.

    On the plus side, I doubt he'll find it yeezy.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on What are the best games you've played so far this year? in ~games

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    Probably Metro Exodus. That game made my mouth hang open at points. Yamantau...the Taiga...Novosibirsk...it was so relentlessly bleak and grim at times, but there were occasional little monuments...

    Probably Metro Exodus. That game made my mouth hang open at points. Yamantau...the Taiga...Novosibirsk...it was so relentlessly bleak and grim at times, but there were occasional little monuments to optimism in the blanketing darkness, and the characters always held onto a dancing flame of hope. I felt for the crew and the friends they made; I shared in their triumphs and dismay. This was a real world, lived in. When it was all over, I missed them already, but could also be happy if this was the end of their story.

    P.S. I love trains now.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on My first DnD character died. What should I do next? in ~games.tabletop

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    I might make a new character based on one of the people they killed. What were they doing up until they got ganked? I think that's an interesting concept that provides the necessary prompt I'd...

    I might make a new character based on one of the people they killed. What were they doing up until they got ganked? I think that's an interesting concept that provides the necessary prompt I'd need to think up some sort of backstory, since I'm not great at doing that on my own.

  6. Comment on What are some drinks I should try? in ~talk

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    Lately I went through a crazy of making "Yin-Yang", or "Hong Kong-style" (according to my mother) coffee. It consists of a half-measure of coffee and a teabag in a cup, topped with condensed or...

    Lately I went through a crazy of making "Yin-Yang", or "Hong Kong-style" (according to my mother) coffee. It consists of a half-measure of coffee and a teabag in a cup, topped with condensed or evaporated milk (I forget which, but it's fine with the regular UHT stuff I use).

    I also tried a Bloody Mary (or 4) at a wedding a few years ago and loved it. The good thing about that drink is that, if you don't like vodka, you can leave that out and just drink something that tastes like a gazpacho in a glass!

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    The soundtrack to The Witcher 3 and its expansions, and the soundtrack to the remastered Command & Conquer. For Honor! For Toussaint! - I love the strings in this, particularly at 1:20. The Slopes...

    The soundtrack to The Witcher 3 and its expansions, and the soundtrack to the remastered Command & Conquer.

    For Honor! For Toussaint! - I love the strings in this, particularly at 1:20.
    The Slopes of the Blessure - One of the best introductions you could have to a new fantasy realm.
    Act On Instinct - 1:43 almost makes tears well up in my eyes, taking me back to an infinitely better time when I first found this game. Many happy afternoons, more evenings and some very early mornings.

    I'm also listening to some of the music of Michael Kamen, specifically from The Ion Giant and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    I farted a lot, exercised very little, and binged YouTube videos from PhilosophyTube, ContraPoints, Shaun and hbomberguy. <Tips pilotka> Comrade~. I considered getting a DLC or two for The Sims 4,...

    I farted a lot, exercised very little, and binged YouTube videos from PhilosophyTube, ContraPoints, Shaun and hbomberguy. <Tips pilotka> Comrade~.

    I considered getting a DLC or two for The Sims 4, but they're just so expensive that I can't justify it during the current emergency. And that's with 50% off.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on What is something that most people don't realize is harmful? in ~talk

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    Having heard some stories from a mate in the armed forces, I have to pity any teetotallers and light drinkers who join up. Their livers are going to be screaming at them.

    Having heard some stories from a mate in the armed forces, I have to pity any teetotallers and light drinkers who join up. Their livers are going to be screaming at them.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on What is your favourite film from your country? in ~movies

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    Kung Fu Hustle, because it is an absolutely hilarious joy to watch. The subtitled version in Cantonese is better than the dub, in my opinion, though the dub is of course great in its own way.

    Kung Fu Hustle, because it is an absolutely hilarious joy to watch. The subtitled version in Cantonese is better than the dub, in my opinion, though the dub is of course great in its own way.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Racism is rampant on Reddit, and its moderators are in open revolt - The site’s CEO says it will implement a new hate speech policy in ~tech

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    I definitely remember some particularly nasty and targeted misogyny at least as far back as DA2. Regarding the food reference thing, I think the nickname they came up with was either "Hamburger...

    I definitely remember some particularly nasty and targeted misogyny at least as far back as DA2. Regarding the food reference thing, I think the nickname they came up with was either "Hamburger Hepler" or "Hamburger Helper". AFAIK it was just shaming her for her appearance on top of the accusation of helping to dumb down and/or destroy gaming.

  12. 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 The Sims 4, and slowly maxing out all of my Sims' career levels and skills. I like to tell myself that I'm planting the seeds of essential survival, combat and governing skills...

    I've been playing The Sims 4, and slowly maxing out all of my Sims' career levels and skills. I like to tell myself that I'm planting the seeds of essential survival, combat and governing skills for the coming Simpocalypse. It's really just nice to be able to play a game that lets you actually play the game rather than worry about seasons, grind, dailies, weeklies and all that other foetid anal wind. Having said that, though, a recent redesign has given the storefront and its pricy DLC centre placement. Annoying, and also pointless, as the purchase buttons don't work.

    So far I've been playing with aging off, and I've never really followed any of the stories in previous instalments. Is there any great benefit to playing with it on? It seems as the the neighbourhood would slowly depopulate over time unless a potentially infinite number of offspring are randomly generated in the surrounding families.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Replacing (potentially) insensitive terminology in programming in ~comp

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    As a BDSM enthusiast, I might slightly miss the master and slave references. Still, I don't really care all that much, so long as any changes are made with a minimum of faff and inconvenience....

    As a BDSM enthusiast, I might slightly miss the master and slave references. Still, I don't really care all that much, so long as any changes are made with a minimum of faff and inconvenience. Programming languages are supposed to be convenient, helpful and legible at the end of the day.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Steam "Summer of Pride" 2020 Sale in ~lgbt

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    Well, I must say that's rather cool and a lovely gesture, though I haven't seen it reflected in my own Steam client. How on Earth did you uncover this? I've never noticed the ability to follow...

    Well, I must say that's rather cool and a lovely gesture, though I haven't seen it reflected in my own Steam client. How on Earth did you uncover this? I've never noticed the ability to follow devs before; there also doesn't seem to be a handy list of them anywhere.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on The Gender Tetrahedron: A model for my own gender in ~lgbt

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    Oh. Well, in that case, IDK what my gender is. EDIT: Actually, I think it's male. Or male-ish, at least.

    Oh. Well, in that case, IDK what my gender is.

    EDIT: Actually, I think it's male. Or male-ish, at least.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on The Gender Tetrahedron: A model for my own gender in ~lgbt

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    I don't really know. I think I'm bi, but I sometimes lean toward men or women as a preference, and there are quite a few people with female top and male bottom who I dig. So, whatever the word is...

    I don't really know. I think I'm bi, but I sometimes lean toward men or women as a preference, and there are quite a few people with female top and male bottom who I dig. So, whatever the word is for that, I suppose.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What are the things that make you happy? in ~talk

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    Imagining the very distant possibility of meeting up with my online crush after lockdown, and taking them out for a date and some much-needed physical intimacy. With pats. Also, pursuing the goal...

    Imagining the very distant possibility of meeting up with my online crush after lockdown, and taking them out for a date and some much-needed physical intimacy. With pats.

    Also, pursuing the goal of making the perfect macaroni and cheese.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Police: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in ~tv

  19. Comment on Police: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in ~tv

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    Heads-up: the video wasn't made available by the uploader in the UK. Are there any ways around that?

    Heads-up: the video wasn't made available by the uploader in the UK. Are there any ways around that?

  20. Comment on What are you confused by? in ~talk

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    I see. That was a very neato reply, thank you. I feel considerably more up-to-speed now!

    I see. That was a very neato reply, thank you. I feel considerably more up-to-speed now!