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  1. Comment on The Falcon and The Winter Soldier | Episode 6 Discussion Thread in ~tv

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    Everything about the show is great, characters wise, except for the Flag Smashers, the GRC, and the Power Broker. The show’s plot and villains fell completely flat for me. The show feels like it...

    Everything about the show is great, characters wise, except for the Flag Smashers, the GRC, and the Power Broker. The show’s plot and villains fell completely flat for me.

    The show feels like it needed maybe 1-2 more episodes to flesh some things out for them. Not just the villains were sacrificed, even important scenes like Bucky’s confession seemed rushed.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Stranded sailor allowed to leave abandoned ship after four years in ~news

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    Not a lot of this story made sense to me. The man looked awfully healthy and clean for allegedly living on an abandoned ship he couldn’t legally leave for 4 years. The idea he literally swam to...

    Not a lot of this story made sense to me. The man looked awfully healthy and clean for allegedly living on an abandoned ship he couldn’t legally leave for 4 years.

    The idea he literally swam to shore every few days and hoisted himself back on the deck after getting food and water (with what money?) and the notion he just couldn’t leave despite these illegal visits to shore. I’d say after 4 years most sane people would have found a way to escape, with all the refugees it doesn’t seem like it would be all that hard to smuggle himself out, or go to the Syrian embassy, or just disappear into the city and get work.

    Yeah I don’t get it. I certainly have no doubts some kind of legal bullshit happened here like his passport being taken but I have a strong feeling many aspects of the story were embellished for sensationalism so he could get enough international outrage to embarrass the authorities into finally acting.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Lumber prices soar, but logs are still dirt cheap in ~finance

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    Oh I guess the article didn’t make it clear mills weren’t meeting demand. It just said cheap available lumber outstrips capacity.

    Oh I guess the article didn’t make it clear mills weren’t meeting demand. It just said cheap available lumber outstrips capacity.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Lumber prices soar, but logs are still dirt cheap in ~finance

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    So how is this proper capitalism in action? Supply is easily meeting demand and yet prices are soaring? Shouldn’t that only happen when demand outstrips supply? Why aren’t stumpage fees rising...

    So how is this proper capitalism in action? Supply is easily meeting demand and yet prices are soaring? Shouldn’t that only happen when demand outstrips supply? Why aren’t stumpage fees rising with the demand for lumber? The land owners just want to be nice? What am I missing here...

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Discord has halted talks with Microsoft and other potential acquirers, is resuming interest in a future IPO in ~tech

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    That’s some intense optimism. You think I Microsoft doesn’t sell data?

    That’s some intense optimism. You think I Microsoft doesn’t sell data?

    8 votes
  6. Comment on Sony cancels their plan to shut down the PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita this summer in ~games

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    This wasn’t like the last straw or anything but I’m pretty sure Sony was starting to see the writing on the wall when it comes to doing stuff like this. As Microsoft buys more studios and acquires...

    This wasn’t like the last straw or anything but I’m pretty sure Sony was starting to see the writing on the wall when it comes to doing stuff like this. As Microsoft buys more studios and acquires bigger IP, Gamepass and their back-catalogue-friendly attitude is starting to give them a real edge.

    Sony isn’t so far ahead that they can just throw away goodwill. There’s no way keeping up these stores was hurting them that much.

    I don’t know if I’d go so far as to call this a New Coke conspiracy.

    8 votes
  7. Comment on Why Amazon workers sided with the company over a union in ~finance

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    Oh it is, things got worse to be sure but I still pay $0 for extremely good health insurance that’s on another planet compared to most people I know. Management can’t fuck with us much, breaks are...

    Oh it is, things got worse to be sure but I still pay $0 for extremely good health insurance that’s on another planet compared to most people I know.

    Management can’t fuck with us much, breaks are mandatory, ect. Without the union we’d be...in a worse place still. Still hurts though that this contract got passed over our heads with such major concessions.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on How a reckless lie caused huge internet drama for Path of Exile's developer in ~games

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    It’s seems odd that they couldn’t prove their point without involving the disabled community and an innocent games developer. There’s only about an endless number of ways to prove that point...

    It’s seems odd that they couldn’t prove their point without involving the disabled community and an innocent games developer.

    There’s only about an endless number of ways to prove that point without doing what they did.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on Why Amazon workers sided with the company over a union in ~finance

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    Yeah, let me tell you I support unions but a few years ago Teamsters leadership passed our negotiated contract despite overwhelming votes of “no” on the terms the company presented us with....

    Yeah, let me tell you I support unions but a few years ago Teamsters leadership passed our negotiated contract despite overwhelming votes of “no” on the terms the company presented us with. Leadership set the contract anyway citing a rule that not enough people voted (only 40% of members did) so they could default to passing it on their own judgement.

    Most workers are temporary part-timers so of course they never vote. Humanity is just crooked no matter what mitigating methods we try to circumvent it. Their only defense was “we got more out of the good than bad of the contract” even though we all disagreed ultimately...why is there any bad at all?

    I just don’t get it, why do workers have to take any concessions at all just so a company (a $64 billion profit company) can squeeze a little more blood from the stone?

    12 votes
  10. Comment on Mass Effect Legendary Edition - Visual improvements in ~games

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    I like RPGs and that kind of thing is just part of the experience for me. I was sad that the games started to lose that feel. I also enjoyed the Mako quite a bit and spent many hours exploring the...

    I like RPGs and that kind of thing is just part of the experience for me. I was sad that the games started to lose that feel.

    I also enjoyed the Mako quite a bit and spent many hours exploring the planets.

    It’s not a popular opinion but we’re out there man. I still think ME2 is a masterpiece but I was really upset by the many changes. Instead of improving the Mako, planetary exploration, and the inventory system they just gave up and removed them (and added the much worse probe system). I never gave ME3 a chance so I’m interested to check it out finally.

  11. Comment on Amazon workers vote down Alabama union campaign in ~finance

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    People vote against their own interest all the time. I found this news hardly shocking at all. I’ve seen people vote against expansion of the very government programs they rely on. Look at Brexit...

    People vote against their own interest all the time. I found this news hardly shocking at all.

    I’ve seen people vote against expansion of the very government programs they rely on.

    Look at Brexit too, people cut off their nose to spite their face world-wide.

    8 votes
  12. Comment on New groups and site mechanics - 2021 edition in ~tildes

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    Now this, this makes really good sense I think.

    Now this, this makes really good sense I think.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on The former Netflix DVD library is a lost treasure we’ll never see again in ~movies

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    My FIL still has the Netflix mail-in service and I always kind of jab him about it. I suppose even with 100,000 titles I just can't appreciate the hassle of waiting for discs in the mail. That...

    My FIL still has the Netflix mail-in service and I always kind of jab him about it. I suppose even with 100,000 titles I just can't appreciate the hassle of waiting for discs in the mail.

    That might just be the opinion of someone who's subbed to almost every relevant streaming service, has a sizable hard copy collection, and a Plex server. If I really can't find a title available for streaming, a decent purchase price on Amazon, or physical store availability, then I just sail the seven seas without much care.

  14. Comment on Repeatedly finding myself upset with the conversations on Tildes in ~talk

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    It's refreshing to have a site admin that is so reasonable.

    It's refreshing to have a site admin that is so reasonable.

    25 votes
  15. Comment on New groups and site mechanics - 2021 edition in ~tildes

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    I suppose this is an idea that works best with Tildes at the state it is now: rather small. Ideally I wouldn't want Tildes to ever get Reddit-size. Only slightly bigger than it is now, maybe two-fold.

    I suppose this is an idea that works best with Tildes at the state it is now: rather small.

    Ideally I wouldn't want Tildes to ever get Reddit-size. Only slightly bigger than it is now, maybe two-fold.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on New groups and site mechanics - 2021 edition in ~tildes

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    Why not just rely on being able to hide people’s posts? If you want a curated discourse experience the only fair and easy way to ensure it is you being able to curate it yourself. Don’t like a...

    Why not just rely on being able to hide people’s posts? If you want a curated discourse experience the only fair and easy way to ensure it is you being able to curate it yourself. Don’t like a user? Bam they’re gone for you. Maybe if they’re that toxic they’ll be commenting to nobody once everyone has hidden them.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on New groups and site mechanics - 2021 edition in ~tildes

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    Exemplary seems really superfluous. The voting system already means that “good” or popular posts get accolades. I don’t think we need an exemplary highlight. If you want to go above and beyond to...

    Exemplary seems really superfluous. The voting system already means that “good” or popular posts get accolades. I don’t think we need an exemplary highlight. If you want to go above and beyond to praise a post, send a PM.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on New groups and site mechanics - 2021 edition in ~tildes

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    Seconded. Podcasts make my job bearable.

    Seconded. Podcasts make my job bearable.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for more than $10 billion in ~tech

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    Not happy. Can't say I'm surprised. At least it's not Facebook. There's all my takes on this, ugh.

    Not happy. Can't say I'm surprised. At least it's not Facebook.

    There's all my takes on this, ugh.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on PS3, Vita, and PSP Stores to be permanently closed in a few months in ~games

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    I have a question about PT: Are the files just not readily available online at this point to download to a drive? Can you not play it unless the account 'owns it'? Or is it a thing where you'd...

    I have a question about PT: Are the files just not readily available online at this point to download to a drive? Can you not play it unless the account 'owns it'? Or is it a thing where you'd have to mod your console...?

    Can you play it on a PS3 emulator?

    4 votes