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  1. Comment on Jackass Forever trailer in ~movies

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    I totally get it - it's bro humor at its finest. I just can't stomach it lol.

    I totally get it - it's bro humor at its finest. I just can't stomach it lol.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Man Nioh 2 is probably the best soulslike that manages to form its own identity and have some original combat mechanics, too. Mastering the Ki Pulse is crucial to gitting gud, as it keeps you in...

    Man Nioh 2 is probably the best soulslike that manages to form its own identity and have some original combat mechanics, too. Mastering the Ki Pulse is crucial to gitting gud, as it keeps you in the fight longer, and many abilities rely on it. I'm always afraid of any of the big guys no matter what; they kick your ass quick if you slack. I'm also a sucker for paranormal feudal japan era stuff. Youkai are sick. Also fuck yeah, switchglaive. Love that wicked thing

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Do you use game streaming services? Which ones and why or why not? in ~games

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    I'm super picky about how the games that I play run, and I don't have good enough internet to stream any games without input delay, quality drops, or fear of disconnection. Call me curmudgeonly...

    I'm super picky about how the games that I play run, and I don't have good enough internet to stream any games without input delay, quality drops, or fear of disconnection. Call me curmudgeonly but I just don't think it's a worthwhile investment unless you get pretty good internet and have the money to pay for said internet. I'm biased, of course, because I already have a good gaming PC and a PS4, so I'm not exactly hurting for ways to play games

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Faith No More - Kindergarten (1992) in ~music

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    Great song with some stellar work by Gould. He's shaping up to be one of my favorite bassists. Been getting into FNM hard lately and I'm going through Angel Dust after listening to King For a Day,...

    Great song with some stellar work by Gould. He's shaping up to be one of my favorite bassists. Been getting into FNM hard lately and I'm going through Angel Dust after listening to King For a Day, Fool For a Lifetime for the better part of a month. Super impressed so far

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    That game is such a fucked up fever nightmare and I love it

    That game is such a fucked up fever nightmare and I love it

    3 votes
  6. Comment on New platform launches to bring TV ads to console games in ~games

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    That's precisely what I'm afraid of. Usually slippery slope isn't something I agree with, but in this particular case...

    That's precisely what I'm afraid of. Usually slippery slope isn't something I agree with, but in this particular case...

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

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    I've been listening to Faith No More's King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime for the past week. This album is something else! As a bassist, Billy Gould's tone and technique immediately caught my ear...

    I've been listening to Faith No More's King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime for the past week. This album is something else! As a bassist, Billy Gould's tone and technique immediately caught my ear in songs like What A Day, King For A Day, and Just A Man. Patton's voice is downright sultry in Evidence. I would list what I think are weaker tracks but it seems like every listen through I find new parts about songs I wasn't super keen on before. Cuckoo for Caca is fucking crazy and I love it. I guess I'm not so keen on Get Out and Ugly In The Morning currently. Very much a 9/10 album for me. Excellent musicianship all around. Love the twisted sounds they make on this album.

    I've also been really enjoying the album Gift by Kazusou Oda (aka Coda). You might know him as the vocalist for a few Jojo's Bizarre Adventure openings. This album is great! Some very nice folk/alt rock with beautiful vocals and guitar work. Love the bass on this album, too. The 4th and 5th track (They're in Japanese and unfortunately I cannot read Japanese lol) are standouts. I've yet to figure out how exactly to put into words how these songs sound, but the best word I could use is probably comfy.

    Also been checking out Tiny Music...Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop by Stone Temple Pilots. What a surprise! After really only knowing them for their grunge sound on their first two albums, I was very nicely surprised by this one. The intro track is super cool, almost elevator music sounding, with a really cool yet simple bassline. And So I Know is a very surprising track, being heavily bossa nova inspired. Very nice feeling. Some songs on here can get a bit samey, but STP really knows how to write hooks. Ride the Cliche, Adhesive, Trippin On a Hole In a Paper Heart, Seven Caged Tigers, and And So I Know are all standout tracks

    1 vote
  8. Comment on New platform launches to bring TV ads to console games in ~games

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    Yikes, this is gross. Thankfully I don't play any F2P games, so I won't have to experience this, but I have a strong feeling that this shit's gonna keep being pushed more and more over time

    Yikes, this is gross. Thankfully I don't play any F2P games, so I won't have to experience this, but I have a strong feeling that this shit's gonna keep being pushed more and more over time

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Apophenia, audio pareidolia, and musical ear syndrome in ~science

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    Oh wow I didn't know MES was even a thing. I'll occasionally hear what I think are voices from a room away, or parts of sentences, but I hear music a lot more often. I listen to music pretty...

    Oh wow I didn't know MES was even a thing. I'll occasionally hear what I think are voices from a room away, or parts of sentences, but I hear music a lot more often. I listen to music pretty religiously, so I wonder if that has any bearing on it?

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I finished OddTaxi this week! It was such an amazing show. I've been getting really tired of samey character designs, outdated tropes, fan service, etc. and was starting to get bored. OddTaxi was...

    I finished OddTaxi this week! It was such an amazing show. I've been getting really tired of samey character designs, outdated tropes, fan service, etc. and was starting to get bored. OddTaxi was such a breath of fresh air. Characters actually talked like people. Right down to mundane conversations and trivial disagreements. I loved the characters and the way the narrative kept slowly unraveling this tightly knit mystery. I really hope we get more sooner rather than later. There was also apparently an audio drama that released alongside it? I had no idea so I plan to listen to that, or at least read a translation since it's probably only in Japanese.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on New study highlights the virality of hate in ~tech

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    Thanks for the rec! I don't read as often as I should but I'll keep that on my radar. And I think I've more found that conservatives tend to believe that they're on the side of logic, as opposed...

    Thanks for the rec! I don't read as often as I should but I'll keep that on my radar.

    And I think I've more found that conservatives tend to believe that they're on the side of logic, as opposed to being logical. At the very least, I've noticed this pseudo-intellectual shift in younger conservative thinkers. Of course this "logic" is just fear and hesitance to adopting new ideals, which is fundamentally conservative, but I've talked to a few people who would call that "Logical".

    3 votes
  12. Comment on New study highlights the virality of hate in ~tech

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    My own personal theory is that "Left" and "Right" on the political slide seem to equate to "Empathy" and "Logic", respectively. Two traits every human possesses, but to varying to degrees and, to...

    My own personal theory is that "Left" and "Right" on the political slide seem to equate to "Empathy" and "Logic", respectively. Two traits every human possesses, but to varying to degrees and, to many people, much to their chagrin. You see the left going up in arms about many things, every single day, without any thought of what might be worth talking about or lynch mobbing someone for (I'm all for accountability, but often the Twitter mobs get a bit too Salem-esque for me), and the right dismissing points of view and feelings alien to them as a kneejerk reaction to change. It seems to me, then, as the internet connects more and more people and informs us of topics of note, particularly wrongdoings as of late, you will see an influx of people who identify as more "empathetic", since the internet intrinsically represents interconnection and communication with those different from you. That's why it seems that, digitally, there's a disproportionately large amount of Liberal voices compared to Conservative voices, and why many Conservatives feel like they're being ostracized or intentionally singled out on social media.

    This fear means they will fight tooth and nail for their voice to be heard in online discussions, and the fastest way to get your voice out there is by pissing people off. This also leads to conservative schools of thought on the internet being demonized and ridiculed, because the internet is largely a liberal/progressive/empathetic thing (in my opinion). So Conservatives currently are facing this perceived crisis and are trying to make themselves appear credible or factual online. Derisive comments and mockery seem to be the weapon of choice for anyone making a political statement with the intent to aggravate the other side to elicit a childish reaction, which most left leaning people often supply, as they are closer to their emotions and empathy.

    This was a bit of meandering, roundabout way to say that many conservatives feel outnumbered and in danger on the internet, and you can feel that in the way they propagate hatred and misunderstanding at a seemingly quicker rate than liberals. That's not to say many liberals don't also create their fair share of problems, because hoo boy, but it seems many conservatives are scared of changing the way they think as we develop new ways to deliver information, and are trying to strong arm public opinion back to the way they prefer. Which is to say, by sweeping a lot of things under the rug that they'd rather not think or talk about.

    Apologies if this post was kinda nonsensical, I like discussing this stuff but ADD makes it hard to stay cohesive sometimes

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

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    I'm in Arizona (About a half hour from Phoenix) and it's definitely been brutal. Not even a week into summer and we had a week of ~118°F. Thankfully it's since calmed down to a cool 104°F. You...

    I'm in Arizona (About a half hour from Phoenix) and it's definitely been brutal. Not even a week into summer and we had a week of ~118°F. Thankfully it's since calmed down to a cool 104°F. You pretty much have to stay inside. Getting in my car feels like stepping into an oven and everything burns to touch. Classic Arizona lol.

    It really does seem to be getting hotter, faster over here. Last year it felt like we had 2 or so days of a paltry amount of rain for our monsoon season and for everyone's sake I hope it's better this year. I really look forward to that summer rain. I have blackout curtains in my room (I live with my father) and they're always kept closed, with my blinds down and closed as well, to try and ward off the hellwaves emanating from my window. I highly recommend blackout curtains to try to keep the inside air cool and the outside air away. I'd also look at different bedding. My girlfriend recently bought me this and it's my favorite. It's hard for me to sleep without a sheet or blanket on and that stays cool enough to help.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Been playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R Anomaly again and that's fun as always. If anyone's at all interested, it's a free modpack that comes with the executable file, so you don't have to buy any of the...

    Been playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R Anomaly again and that's fun as always. If anyone's at all interested, it's a free modpack that comes with the executable file, so you don't have to buy any of the original 3 games, though I highly recommend playing at least Call of Pripyat.

    Anomaly's super fun. Started as a merc and am doin the grind until I get an exosuit/nosorog and some kickass weaponry. Been considering doing an iron man run but I need to seriously adjust the way I play or I'll lose every time haha. I've been thinking about disabling the crosshair (usually if you place your crosshair on someone it'll turn red if it's an enemy) but that sounds pretty daunting, having to discern friend or foe solely by the patch they have on their outfit.

    Also been playing a good bit of The Binding of Isaac: Repentance for a bit now. Been trying to at least beat The Lamb and ??? on each character but it's been a helluva grind. I'd been struggling with Magdalene for a while but I got the R Key in one run and that all but assured my victory haha.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Virtual reality has real problems. Here’s how game developers seek to delete them. in ~games

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    Smooth locomotion definitely took some getting used to for me. I call it "getting your VR-legs". At first my body would try to lean in the direction that I was moving in game, which led to lots of...

    Smooth locomotion definitely took some getting used to for me. I call it "getting your VR-legs". At first my body would try to lean in the direction that I was moving in game, which led to lots of almost-falling. After I put more hours into it, though, I don't have any issues with smooth locomotion. Smooth turning however, is disorienting as hell. I don't get motion sick or disoriented at all otherwise, but smooth turning in Alyx especially made me wanna fall over at first lol

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

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    Been checking out Ween's demo album Caesar. Lots of good stuff, and a few songs I wish made it onto Quebec instead of The Fucked Jam or Alcan Road. Things You Already Know, She Caught My Fancy,...

    Been checking out Ween's demo album Caesar. Lots of good stuff, and a few songs I wish made it onto Quebec instead of The Fucked Jam or Alcan Road. Things You Already Know, She Caught My Fancy, Potluck, and I'm Wide Open(this one's a little rougher) are all standout tracks for me

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Ween - She Caught My Fancy in ~music

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    A beautiful, stripped down Ween demo. I've had the Caesar demo album on repeat for the past week, and I'm loving everything in it. Also, hope someone can tag it a little better than I can. No clue...

    A beautiful, stripped down Ween demo. I've had the Caesar demo album on repeat for the past week, and I'm loving everything in it. Also, hope someone can tag it a little better than I can. No clue what genre I'd call this

  18. Comment on The morality of canceling student debt in ~finance

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    Always saddens me when people want others to suffer just because they did. As if improved quality of life isn't something we should all strive for

    Always saddens me when people want others to suffer just because they did. As if improved quality of life isn't something we should all strive for

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