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  1. Comment on Cyberpunk 2077 E3 Interview in ~games

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    My HYPE level is too high for this game. I try to asume everything is shit until it delivers but I can't help myself.

    My HYPE level is too high for this game. I try to asume everything is shit until it delivers but I can't help myself.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on What have you been playing, and what do you think of it? in ~games

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    I just started playing Overwatch on PS4. I have hundreds of hours on it on PC but since my son is starting show interest in games like these I feel the need to scrub off the old contoller rust....

    I just started playing Overwatch on PS4. I have hundreds of hours on it on PC but since my son is starting show interest in games like these I feel the need to scrub off the old contoller rust. What better way to do that than playing a game I'm already familiar with. I've been away from console shooters long enough to have lost my muscle memory so it's an uphill battle.

    On the PC I'm "playing" modded Skyrim SE. Playing in quotes because so far I've spent dozens of hours modding it and around 2 hours actually playing it.

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  3. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - should inviter/invitee info be public? in ~tildes.official

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    I think it should be public. The fact that it would be public would have the potential to dissuade a lot of users to be reckless with who they invite. That would lead to more accountability about...

    I think it should be public. The fact that it would be public would have the potential to dissuade a lot of users to be reckless with who they invite. That would lead to more accountability about who you invite. It would possibly be somewhat open to witch hunting but I think the community is, by now relatively rational on regards to these pitfalls.

    The most important thing, if we go that way, would be to be clear about that info being public. @Soptik brought the best arguments against it so far but if we ate clear about what is visible to other users that should not be a significant issue. The invitees will have the necessary information to judge wether or not they want to be apart of th community or not.

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  4. Comment on Let's speak in foreign (non-English) languages! in ~talk

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    Ég veit að það er allavega einn annar íslendingur hérna.

    Ég veit að það er allavega einn annar íslendingur hérna.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Dolmas [how to legally roll your own weed leaves] in ~food

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    It's possible I think but wine leaves don't fare well here. I understand you need really green thumbs to make it work, which I don't have.

    It's possible I think but wine leaves don't fare well here. I understand you need really green thumbs to make it work, which I don't have.

  6. Comment on Just had Surströmming yesterday – here is my experience (and what experience it was!) in ~food

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    Lumpfish isn't one of the type we usually dry. It's delicious though fresh pan fried. For dried fish (harðfiskur in icelandic, literal meaning hard fish) we use cod, haddock or catfish. What's the...

    Lumpfish isn't one of the type we usually dry. It's delicious though fresh pan fried. For dried fish (harðfiskur in icelandic, literal meaning hard fish) we use cod, haddock or catfish.

    What's the name of the book?

    Kjötsúpa is delicious. Make sure you get good quality lamb for though if you can. It's key to a good kjötsúpa to have lamb that doesn't have too much of what some people refer to as "wooly" flavour.

    First names are always used, not almost always. It would be strange to address other people with their father's given name.

  7. Comment on My oatmeal says to add salt to the water before boiling in ~food

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    Grits absorbs more water than oatmeal at a slower rate. The best way to make grits is low and slow. In the process more water and thus sodium is absorbed. This doesn't actually explain why one...

    Grits absorbs more water than oatmeal at a slower rate. The best way to make grits is low and slow. In the process more water and thus sodium is absorbed. This doesn't actually explain why one needs salt added first but the other after. Grits is in my experience less consistent when cooking so it's always better to taste as you cook.

    I could be over thinking this and the two different manufactures just have different salt philosophies. In the end it really doesn't matter when you are absolute sure about the salt volume you want.

  8. Comment on "Most Voted Topics" ordering time limit in ~tildes

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    I think 24 hours works while we are small and most people browse by activity. Most activity in older threads seems to be pronged conversations In deeply nested comments. It's easy to customize and...

    I think 24 hours works while we are small and most people browse by activity. Most activity in older threads seems to be pronged conversations In deeply nested comments. It's easy to customize and expanse your view after you check out the latest stuff. I like it so far.

  9. Comment on Just had Surströmming yesterday – here is my experience (and what experience it was!) in ~food

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    By "a little bit" of butter, I hope you mean lots. There is a lot of great food in Iceland, the traditional stuff is only a part of it. The culinary scene is growing every day now.

    By "a little bit" of butter, I hope you mean lots.

    There is a lot of great food in Iceland, the traditional stuff is only a part of it. The culinary scene is growing every day now.

  10. Comment on Dolmas [how to legally roll your own weed leaves] in ~food

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    I remember these from Greece. This dish is called Dolmadakia or Dolmades (literally the plural form of Dolmas) there, depending on the size of the rolls. I really wish I could easily get my hands...

    I remember these from Greece. This dish is called Dolmadakia or Dolmades (literally the plural form of Dolmas) there, depending on the size of the rolls.

    I really wish I could easily get my hands on some vine leaves here.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Probably my best Genji ult against a row full of tanks (Overwatch) in ~games

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    Mystery heroes is was my favorite warm up method. Absolutely no stakes because 85% of games' outcome is pure happenstance.

    Mystery heroes is was my favorite warm up method. Absolutely no stakes because 85% of games' outcome is pure happenstance.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Just had Surströmming yesterday – here is my experience (and what experience it was!) in ~food

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    Did you try the dried fish. It's my personal favorite from our culinary heritage.

    Did you try the dried fish. It's my personal favorite from our culinary heritage.

  13. Comment on Probably my best Genji ult against a row full of tanks (Overwatch) in ~games

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    If you want to get good at different characters you already have to embrace not caring about your skill rating. Best thing I ever did was conciously avoid looking at my rating between games....

    If you want to get good at different characters you already have to embrace not caring about your skill rating. Best thing I ever did was conciously avoid looking at my rating between games.

    Deathmatch is comp only now, wtf. That is is going against the exact reason the started DM in the beginning.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on You can now set a (global) default sort/period for topic listings + initial default changed to "activity, last 24 hours" in ~tildes.official

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    I like it. It feels right for the moment while we are seeing increased activity and don't have proper filtering yet. Now being able to make persistent changes to each group will be awesome.

    I like it. It feels right for the moment while we are seeing increased activity and don't have proper filtering yet. Now being able to make persistent changes to each group will be awesome.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Probably my best Genji ult against a row full of tanks (Overwatch) in ~games

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    Don't listen to haters. QP is however not ideal to practise new heroes. I used to do deathmatch for mechanics and then jump into Comp and I elt like it worked well for me.

    Don't listen to haters. QP is however not ideal to practise new heroes. I used to do deathmatch for mechanics and then jump into Comp and I elt like it worked well for me.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Probably my best Genji ult against a row full of tanks (Overwatch) in ~games

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    Nice. I haven't played in months. How is the meta looking right now. When I last played it was shifting from dive.

    Nice. I haven't played in months. How is the meta looking right now. When I last played it was shifting from dive.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on The Rise of Reddit's Megathreads in ~misc

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    That's a mega thread done right. Curation is very important is these kind of subs during events because people want to catch up fast if they are late to the game. There is plenty of space for...

    That's a mega thread done right. Curation is very important is these kind of subs during events because people want to catch up fast if they are late to the game. There is plenty of space for discussion in both the mega thread and related threads.

  18. Comment on Just had Surströmming yesterday – here is my experience (and what experience it was!) in ~food

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    The real trick is not going plain. I had it a while back with bread and potato salad and it tasted quite nice.

    The real trick is not going plain. I had it a while back with bread and potato salad and it tasted quite nice.

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  19. Comment on Just had Surströmming yesterday – here is my experience (and what experience it was!) in ~food

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    Did you get a chance to taste hákarl?

    Did you get a chance to taste hákarl?

  20. Comment on What are the most influential books to you? in ~books

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    There are already afew books here I would have mentioned but Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky had a profound effect on me as a teenager.

    There are already afew books here I would have mentioned but Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky had a profound effect on me as a teenager.