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  1. Comment on Reddit user requested all the personal info Epic Games has on him and Epic sent that info to a random person in ~games

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    For me it's Satisfactory. I had been waiting for it, but then Epic managed to get an Exclusivity deal. I'll take the free games Epic is giving out, but I'm not giving them any money.

    For me it's Satisfactory. I had been waiting for it, but then Epic managed to get an Exclusivity deal.

    I'll take the free games Epic is giving out, but I'm not giving them any money.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on If anyone can give us a real Facebook alternative, it’s Apple in ~tech

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    I think the only real Facebook killer that would be immune to all the problems that Facebook has would be a truly distributed system. An open source or public domain framework that anyone can set...

    I think the only real Facebook killer that would be immune to all the problems that Facebook has would be a truly distributed system. An open source or public domain framework that anyone can set up on their own server, and where all the servers can communicate and interact with each other. Much like email.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Simply elegant, Morse code marks 175 years and counting in ~misc

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    I'm wondering how feasible the Discworld semaphore tower system would have been in real life in the ages before electricity.

    I'm wondering how feasible the Discworld semaphore tower system would have been in real life in the ages before electricity.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Answer Sheet California is overhauling sex education guidance for schools — and religious conservatives don’t like it in ~news

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    They want religious sex education? Ok, fine. The Unitarian Universalist Church has this fantastic program called "Our Whole Lives". Let's mirror that in public schools. Disclaimer: I didn't go...

    They want religious sex education? Ok, fine. The Unitarian Universalist Church has this fantastic program called "Our Whole Lives". Let's mirror that in public schools.

    Disclaimer: I didn't go through that program, but my girlfriend did, and from what she told me about it I really wish I had.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Mid-00s meme factory YTMND has shut down for good in ~misc

  6. Comment on If Tildes goes public, how will it keep spammers away while still respecting privacy? in ~tildes

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    Metafilter charges a one-time $5 fee to sign up. You can read but not post without signing up. That tends to keep the bots out.

    Metafilter charges a one-time $5 fee to sign up. You can read but not post without signing up. That tends to keep the bots out.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Disney assumes full control of Hulu in deal with Comcast in ~tv

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    When have we ever not had all those things?

    When have we ever not had all those things?

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What's a common misconception or misunderstanding you would love to see corrected? in ~talk

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    Climate change is frigging real. Humans are the cause of it. And our civilization is in danger of collapse from it.

    Climate change is frigging real. Humans are the cause of it. And our civilization is in danger of collapse from it.

    10 votes
  9. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Went to the Sheep & Wool festival yesterday. We tend to go there every year.

    Went to the Sheep & Wool festival yesterday. We tend to go there every year.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Conservatives want Catholic bishops to denounce pope as heretic in ~humanities

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    The Pope is only considered infallible when he declares himself to be. When he invokes "Ex Cathedra". The last (and only) time a sitting Pope invoked "Ex Cathedra" was in 1950, and that was to...

    The Pope is only considered infallible when he declares himself to be. When he invokes "Ex Cathedra".

    The last (and only) time a sitting Pope invoked "Ex Cathedra" was in 1950, and that was to declare the "Assumption of Mary" to be an article of faith.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Conservatives want Catholic bishops to denounce pope as heretic in ~humanities

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    Ladies and gentlemen, the history of Christianity in a nutshell.

    it has less to do with Christ than it does with politics

    Ladies and gentlemen, the history of Christianity in a nutshell.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Tim Sweeney - If Steam commited to a 12% take, we would stop buying exclusives in ~games

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    Six months? I thought it was a full year.

    Six months? I thought it was a full year.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Tim Sweeney - If Steam commited to a 12% take, we would stop buying exclusives in ~games

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    What I don't understand is that, even with Valve's higher take percentage, a game would still get far more buyers on Valve than on Epic. I'd be surprised if it weren't so much more that the...

    What I don't understand is that, even with Valve's higher take percentage, a game would still get far more buyers on Valve than on Epic. I'd be surprised if it weren't so much more that the developers didn't still get a higher dollar amount even with a lower percentage. How is Epic convincing anyone to go exclusive with them?

    3 votes
  14. Comment on How a support group for the dateless became one of the internet’s most dangerous subcultures. in ~misc

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    I wasn't trying to be hostile. I'm sorry if it came across that way.

    I wasn't trying to be hostile. I'm sorry if it came across that way.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on How a support group for the dateless became one of the internet’s most dangerous subcultures. in ~misc

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    Do you understand that "involuntary celibate" is a name they took for themselves?

    That is not a good tagline. Sure, you want to address the issue – but if you want people to respect your efforts, you do not want to imply that the people who need it are dateless virgins stuck in a loop of being unwanted due to no fault of their own, even if this is the case. People get sensitive about such framing and shut down. Who wants to be called "involuntarily celibate"?

    Do you understand that "involuntary celibate" is a name they took for themselves?

    5 votes
  16. Comment on How a support group for the dateless became one of the internet’s most dangerous subcultures. in ~misc

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    I was familiar with the incel doctrine that women were a single monolithic entity that all behaved the same way and were motivated purely by misandry and male wealth and physical attractiveness,...

    I was familiar with the incel doctrine that women were a single monolithic entity that all behaved the same way and were motivated purely by misandry and male wealth and physical attractiveness, but I was unaware that they had come up with a new name for it, taking things further than the "redpillers".

    6 votes
  17. Comment on In my opinion, censorship is a bad way to combat hate speech. in ~talk

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    I'd like to chime in with this one simple fact of the universe. All systems descend into chaos unless energy is applied to achieve and maintain order. Human systems are no different.

    I'd like to chime in with this one simple fact of the universe.

    All systems descend into chaos unless energy is applied to achieve and maintain order.

    Human systems are no different.

  18. Comment on What is something you are reasonably certain is true, but you have no proof for it? in ~talk

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    I don't think you need simulation theory in order for most people to not be fully cognisant. It's entirely possible for a real flesh-and-blood human being to be utterly blind to reality and all of...

    I don't think you need simulation theory in order for most people to not be fully cognisant. It's entirely possible for a real flesh-and-blood human being to be utterly blind to reality and all of its possibilities and repercussions.

    8 votes
  19. Comment on Reddit’s /r/Piracy is Deleting Almost 10 Years of History to Avoid Ban in ~tech

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    The name of the movie and the filename are two completely different things, especially when the filename is designed specifically to hide the contents of the file.

    The name of the movie and the filename are two completely different things, especially when the filename is designed specifically to hide the contents of the file.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on Reddit’s /r/Piracy is Deleting Almost 10 Years of History to Avoid Ban in ~tech

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    The filename is all you need to download it from bittorrent.

    The filename is all you need to download it from bittorrent.

    4 votes