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  1. Comment on Netflix hit with $5M suit over “sexism” of ‘Queen’s Gambit’ line about Soviet chess legend in ~tv

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    Aww, you missed out her best line:

    Aww, you missed out her best line:

    In Chicago, she stood before large crowds, chiding the men to support a second front. "Gentlemen," she said, "I am 25 years old and I have killed 309 fascist invaders by now. Don't you think, gentlemen, that you have been hiding behind my back for too long?" Her words settled on the crowd, then caused a surging roar of support.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on Why Britain's newbuilds are so ugly in ~design

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    Because they're all done up in the same brick shades - fiery red or dysentary brown - or else stucco. They all look so similar - just big, blocky things that you can hang ornaments from or plant a...

    Because they're all done up in the same brick shades - fiery red or dysentary brown - or else stucco. They all look so similar - just big, blocky things that you can hang ornaments from or plant a little tree or two around, but that's it. That's not a whole lot you can do to personalize. I realize that development companies must want them up quick and cheap, but they are seriously lacking in imagination. The new homes that were put up in our town last year look soulless. They don't even have little front gardens or meaningful fences, just a little patch of grass that's barely worth mowing and those square wooden posts that are joined together at knee height. They're maybe 3 metres from the pavement and fairly busy roads. I don't think I've even see people living in most of them - since homes are largely unaffordable, they're probably just sitting empty and adding to the overall miasma of depression.

    Zoom out and what you see is miles upon miles of almost identical buildings. I remember that every time I used to visit relatives in London on holiday, as the plane descended over the suburbs, I'd stare at those miles of red-brick little houses stretching toward the horizon and think, "This is what Hell looks like."

    That Marmalade Lane is great. Happy for that lot. Shame we didn't get more involved in the planning stages and do more than just post the occasional social media comment or complain to our neighbours. It's hard to admit, but we probably share the blame for not getting more involved and putting in ideas or suggestions rather than just partaking in the age-old pastime of moaning. People need places to live. F*******ck, I was depressed last year, but I'm starting to consider getting more involved in my community somehow just out of sheer boredom.

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  3. Comment on What place/places (physical, online, personal) did you leave later than you should have? in ~talk

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    Gaming forums. Specifically, the kind of places that seemingly couldn't let Anita Sarkeesian for about a decade. I think she got a new thread there every week or so, and almost all of them by the...

    Gaming forums. Specifically, the kind of places that seemingly couldn't let Anita Sarkeesian for about a decade. I think she got a new thread there every week or so, and almost all of them by the same person. Apparently I couldn't recognize the early red flags and leave, not even when Gamergate became the most stupid and hateful Gamer outrage of all time. I guess my life was just too boring at the time. Regrettable and self-destructive, but I suppose it helped pass the time that might've otherwise been spent dwelling and further descending into madness.

    Also, boarding school. Should've swallowed my stupid pride and gone to the school with ASD support instead.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on Duck eggs in ~food

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    Yeah, you can do that. You can also grill it. Sriracha goes very nice. You can put it in fried rice, too. Quite a few Asian dishes incorporate it. Also Hawaiian ones.

    Yeah, you can do that. You can also grill it. Sriracha goes very nice. You can put it in fried rice, too. Quite a few Asian dishes incorporate it. Also Hawaiian ones.

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  5. Comment on Duck eggs in ~food

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    White rice, spam and a fried egg. Sprinkle dark soy sauce and white pepper over the lot.

    White rice, spam and a fried egg. Sprinkle dark soy sauce and white pepper over the lot.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Another Game of Thrones hot take in ~tv

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    I can't remember the last time so much potential was farted away in such a short time. I wonder how many billions D&D lost the company. GoT was the hottest thing on TV, and such a short time...

    I can't remember the last time so much potential was farted away in such a short time. I wonder how many billions D&D lost the company. GoT was the hottest thing on TV, and such a short time later, nobody talks about it except to trash it. I myself like to veer between cackling at flaming roadkill and feeling contempt for that pair of hack schmucks.

    My sympathies to the actors, whose talent was ultimately wasted by far smaller men.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Live updates: Jeff Bezos heads to space in ~space

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    Servants aplenty will be needed. I predict someting more akin to The Outer Worlds than Elysium.

    Servants aplenty will be needed. I predict someting more akin to The Outer Worlds than Elysium.

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  8. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of July 19 in ~news

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    Another thoughtful video from BeauTFC on this, and comparisons to other people's longer sentences.

    Another thoughtful video from BeauTFC on this, and comparisons to other people's longer sentences.

  9. Comment on War Thunder devs won’t use classified documents posted in forums to tweak tanks in ~games

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    This farce was reported in the Guardian, PC Gamer and the UK Defense Journal as well. Strangely, it was allegedly the not the first time that user posted sensitive documents, and they remain...

    This farce was reported in the Guardian, PC Gamer and the UK Defense Journal as well. Strangely, it was allegedly the not the first time that user posted sensitive documents, and they remain unbanned. In fact, all that seems to have happened is that the thread was locked. Perhaps the wheels are still turning at Gaijin HQ and they're wondering how best to respond to what has now become an internationally reported incident.

    The inability to accurately model the armour of modern tanks, due to them being, well, still in service, is probably the primary reason why it was a bad idea to include them at all. I think the armour in question was meant to be around the cannon breech, and at top tier the breech and barrel are priority frontal targets - at least if you can't insta-kill through another weak spot like the underbelly. The Challenger 2 is now ironically condemned to a disappointing level of performance (at least for the next several years), since any action to amend it toward reality would potentially land Gaijin in hot water.

    If a vehicle is at an inherent disadvantage due to its performance or repair costs, it becomes limited largely to enthusiasts. If those enthusiasts do well, they inflate the vehicle's performance, resulting in misleading data that will cause Gaijin to 're-balance' it by increasing its Battle Rating, which will pit it against more dangerous enemies and further discourage the majority of players from touching it. At top tier, you generally have to do quite well to justify the cost of spawning in. I shudder to imagine trying to accomplish that whilst simultaneously trying to grind out every single vehicle mod so your crew can competently aim, move, repair and extinguish fires, all while you're facing fully equipped and trained crews who can swivel their turret around to smoke you through a weak spot as you reload.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on The government unknowingly commissioned furry art to promote the Tokyo Olympics in ~design

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    Haha, this is a great laugh! And the designs are nice, and the style did put me in mind of earlier Japanese animation. So, well done all around.

    Haha, this is a great laugh! And the designs are nice, and the style did put me in mind of earlier Japanese animation. So, well done all around.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on The success of Iceland's 'four-day week' trial has been greatly overstated in ~life

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    I hope so. I haven't spent many years employed - I'll soon be at the mark where I'll have spent more years out of a job than in one - and I can't stand all the BS around it. The irritating...

    I hope so. I haven't spent many years employed - I'll soon be at the mark where I'll have spent more years out of a job than in one - and I can't stand all the BS around it. The irritating commute, the dismal and vague listings of 'competitive' pay, having to constantly pretend that I'm passionate about work when it's inherently unenjoyable and that's why it's called work, being expected to act like a 'team player' for minimum wage isntead of the increasingly bitter and cynical bastard that I am...I need this to change, because I actually dread finding another job some days.

    8 votes
  12. Comment on The success of Iceland's 'four-day week' trial has been greatly overstated in ~life

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    Interesting article. At times, quite depressing. I felt my stomach sink about halfway through, but there was a nice mood uptick at the end where it finished on a more positive note. I hope a...

    Interesting article. At times, quite depressing. I felt my stomach sink about halfway through, but there was a nice mood uptick at the end where it finished on a more positive note. I hope a global trend starts toward shorter hours, better pay, and the elimination of unnecessary commutes with work-from-home practices.

    7 votes
  13. Comment on Italy defeats England in Euro 2020 finals in a penalty shootout in ~sports

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    Good for them! May the all the drunken, racist, verbally and physically abusive England fans I've seen wake up covered in bodily fluids in a wet and unfamiliar field. Then be kicked by an angry...

    Good for them! May the all the drunken, racist, verbally and physically abusive England fans I've seen wake up covered in bodily fluids in a wet and unfamiliar field. Then be kicked by an angry farmer. I'm going to celebrate with some Neapolitan ice cream because that's what we got for culture around here.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Dream crushed over trivial bullshit represents nation better than gold medal ever could in ~sports

  15. Comment on Left 4 Dead doesn’t need spiritual successors, it needs updates in ~games

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    I think making the sequel was probably a mistake - Valve should've built on the original game with graphical updates, added campaigns with new survivors, and an eventual overhaul to the Source 2...

    I think making the sequel was probably a mistake - Valve should've built on the original game with graphical updates, added campaigns with new survivors, and an eventual overhaul to the Source 2 engine. Heck, they still could - Valve have proven they can do pretty much anything if they can be bothered. If they hadn't chosen to split the audience with the sequel, I think we'd have seen a lot more of those Left 4 Dead 3 concepts make it into the existing game instead of being consigned to the void. They could've beaten other AAA devs the punch again and made a live service to shame all the others.

    Looking back, I remember annoyed reactions and at least one person saying Valve was attempting to charge us full price for an expansion pack when the sequel was announced. 12 years before our current-day shitbag games industry, an idea that distasteful wouldn't have made it past the drawing board.

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  16. Comment on Dream crushed over trivial bullshit represents nation better than gold medal ever could in ~sports

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    I know what it's referencing, but it just doesn't feel substantial enough to make a thread out of. It looks more like something I'd link in a reply.

    I know what it's referencing, but it just doesn't feel substantial enough to make a thread out of. It looks more like something I'd link in a reply.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Dream crushed over trivial bullshit represents nation better than gold medal ever could in ~sports

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    This is just a headline and a picture. That's it.

    This is just a headline and a picture. That's it.

    8 votes
  18. Comment on LinkedIn breach reportedly exposes data of 92% of users, including inferred salaries in ~tech

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    This makes me glad I didn't "Get on LinkedIn, everybody's on LinkedIn!" whenever some hiring goblin would bring it up. Not unless I'm forced to.

    This makes me glad I didn't "Get on LinkedIn, everybody's on LinkedIn!" whenever some hiring goblin would bring it up. Not unless I'm forced to.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on Who else here is trying to beat the heat? in ~life

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    We've got those nice, modern, double-glazed windows like a lot of houses here in the UK. They can open a few ways, and are great at retaining heat, which usually makes them a welcome change after...

    We've got those nice, modern, double-glazed windows like a lot of houses here in the UK. They can open a few ways, and are great at retaining heat, which usually makes them a welcome change after the wooden-framed, single-pane guillotine windows of western Scotland.

    Of course, on summer days - particularly as the sun is going down and shining directly into my room - it can be like sitting in a sauna. AC is pretty uncommon in this country, and I'm not looking forward to future heatwaves. We don't really have a way to beat the heat here in any substantial way, besides gulping down water or sitting in the concrete garage. It's going to be quite bad down south through July and August, I imagine - the other year I remember train lines being shut down due to the threat of warping and buckling rails.

    6 votes
  20. Comment on What's something you wish made a comeback? in ~talk

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    Micro Machines, specifically the little fold-out bases. Also the Mighty Max version of the same. Err...what else? Fruit Roll-Ups, Ricola gummies, HotWheels Attack Packs. Civilian gun ranges where...

    Micro Machines, specifically the little fold-out bases. Also the Mighty Max version of the same. Err...what else? Fruit Roll-Ups, Ricola gummies, HotWheels Attack Packs. Civilian gun ranges where you can blast off military firearms, I think we must've had those in the UK at one point. Drive-in theatres would be nice.

    7 votes