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  1. Comment on I've received a school project where I need to read a book but I've never really wanted to read a book and don't know many books at all. What book should I read? in ~books

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    Personally, if you're a fan of the story and worldbuilding of Undertale, and you are interested in the fantasy genre at all, I wholeheartedly recommend Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. It has some...

    Personally, if you're a fan of the story and worldbuilding of Undertale, and you are interested in the fantasy genre at all, I wholeheartedly recommend Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. It has some interesting commentary, and it's a light read with characters that have some strong growth and development throughout both the book and the series.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on I've received a school project where I need to read a book but I've never really wanted to read a book and don't know many books at all. What book should I read? in ~books

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    To be fair, I felt like the primary character was a pretty blank slate. I enjoyed reading about someone with such disconnection.

    To be fair, I felt like the primary character was a pretty blank slate. I enjoyed reading about someone with such disconnection.

  3. Comment on The billion-dollar disinformation campaign to re-elect the President in ~misc

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    To me, right now, there is nothing more depressing than seeing that man as president.

    To me, right now, there is nothing more depressing than seeing that man as president.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on What's your favorite food that tastes good and is good for you? in ~food

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    I've been wanting to try a good eggplant dish! Any recommendations?

    I've been wanting to try a good eggplant dish! Any recommendations?

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I'm going to be thoroughly enjoying my first free weekend between quitting one job and starting another.

    I'm going to be thoroughly enjoying my first free weekend between quitting one job and starting another.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Economists are now admitting that they were wrong about globalization in ~finance

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    I live in a somewhat red part of the US, and the pains of globalization were often brought up around the last election. I don't really know how I feel on the topic. While I do enjoy the prosperity...

    I live in a somewhat red part of the US, and the pains of globalization were often brought up around the last election.

    I don't really know how I feel on the topic. While I do enjoy the prosperity that has been brought to many different parts of the world, I fear that the pace has been so fast that it may cause strife in the future, especially with the human rights issues in China, which financial windfalls may only exacerbate.

    8 votes
  7. Comment on Reward system? in ~tildes

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    I just stumbled upon the Glowforge user-level system, and think it may be appropriate to this conversation. I like that the system has a learning curve, specially because the forum revolves around...

    I just stumbled upon the Glowforge user-level system, and think it may be appropriate to this conversation.

    I like that the system has a learning curve, specially because the forum revolves around the use of a physical system, where experience can be necessary for safe usage and advice.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Tilt Five: Holographic Tabletop Gaming - Augmented Reality glasses that open up a whole new holographic game space in ~games.tabletop

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    I tested this at PAX this year, and I was really impressed. They've taken the better route of basing their advertising on proven hardware, rather than the other way around. It's still a little odd...

    I tested this at PAX this year, and I was really impressed. They've taken the better route of basing their advertising on proven hardware, rather than the other way around.

    It's still a little odd to have the board be the reflecting surface, but I've been easily intrigued enough to back it.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on What are your favourite episodes of 99% Invisible? in ~talk

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    Episode 95: Future Screens Are Mostly Blue - it changed the way I look at seemingly bad designs in movies. I remember the number and name by heart, I reference it so often. Edit: here's a link!

    Episode 95: Future Screens Are Mostly Blue - it changed the way I look at seemingly bad designs in movies. I remember the number and name by heart, I reference it so often.

    Edit: here's a link!

    7 votes
  10. Comment on Trump administration 'to announce plan to hold migrant children indefinitely in detention camps' in ~news

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    With something this flagrantly provocative, I'm always on the lookout for another quiet but serious policy change that usually comes within 24 hours. Has anyone heard of something along these lines?

    With something this flagrantly provocative, I'm always on the lookout for another quiet but serious policy change that usually comes within 24 hours. Has anyone heard of something along these lines?

    4 votes
  11. Comment on What old game would you most want to see remastered/remade? in ~games

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    The old Home Alone games on the NES could be remade as a neat asymmetric multiplayer game. One player is playing an isometric sims-style house/trap builder, and the other is playing a...

    The old Home Alone games on the NES could be remade as a neat asymmetric multiplayer game. One player is playing an isometric sims-style house/trap builder, and the other is playing a thief-simulator-style money making heist game, with maybe the character of Kevin in a "golden snitch" role.

    9 votes
  12. Comment on What is your favorite thought experiment? in ~talk

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    If you're interested in a fictional work through this problem, I highly recommend Neal Stephenson's book, Snow Crash. If anyone is interested in a lightly spoilery discussion about language and...

    If you're interested in a fictional work through this problem, I highly recommend Neal Stephenson's book, Snow Crash. If anyone is interested in a lightly spoilery discussion about language and ideation, let me know!

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Software Architect as a Developer Pension Plan in ~comp

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    This article resonates so strongly with me.

    This article resonates so strongly with me.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What are your favorite games on the Switch? in ~games

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    I've got to put Celeste in the hat here. A meatboy-style puzzle platformer with well-tuned controls, incredible music, a story that makes you think, and a rare positive outlook on failure. My...

    I've got to put Celeste in the hat here. A meatboy-style puzzle platformer with well-tuned controls, incredible music, a story that makes you think, and a rare positive outlook on failure. My favorite game of 2018 by far.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on But Do You Want Dylann Roof To Have Rights? in ~news

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    This is a thoroughly enjoyable chain of discussion! Thank you to all involved for helping to inform me on these topics!

    This is a thoroughly enjoyable chain of discussion! Thank you to all involved for helping to inform me on these topics!

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Books for someone who wants to get back into reading in ~books

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    I've got to recommend Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. It's a heist story in a fantasy setting, with one of the most well-built and developed worlds. I found Brandon in 2015, and...

    I've got to recommend Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. It's a heist story in a fantasy setting, with one of the most well-built and developed worlds.

    I found Brandon in 2015, and he's been my favorite author since.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on I just discovered Steam in ~games

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    I would personally like to add Rimworld to this list. I have yet to see another game as capable of generating interesting stories through gameplay mechanics.

    I would personally like to add Rimworld to this list. I have yet to see another game as capable of generating interesting stories through gameplay mechanics.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Reddit raises $300 million at $3 billion valuation - interview with Steve Huffman in ~tech

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    I've found ceddit to be interesting and useful! I mostly use it out of curiosity, but it's refreshing to have something like that available.

    I've found ceddit to be interesting and useful! I mostly use it out of curiosity, but it's refreshing to have something like that available.

    10 votes
  19. Comment on Where are you from? in ~talk

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    Hey! I'm originally from Kentucky, but I'm currently in Michigan. I hope you all are staying warm right now!

    Hey! I'm originally from Kentucky, but I'm currently in Michigan. I hope you all are staying warm right now!