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  1. Comment on Would anyone like to learn Spanish with me? in ~talk

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    I can't help you with your Spanish, but I've been learning Polish on Duolingo for months now, and having some friendly competition on the leaderboard could be fun! Anyone who want to become...

    I can't help you with your Spanish, but I've been learning Polish on Duolingo for months now, and having some friendly competition on the leaderboard could be fun!

    Anyone who want to become Duolingo friends, feel free to send me your username in PM. Or just post it in a comment here, and I'll add all of you.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I haven't. They're on the long list of films I'm going to see some day.

    I haven't. They're on the long list of films I'm going to see some day.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I nearly gave up on Westworld during season 2, but a coworker convinced me to keep watching, and it really picks up about halfway through the season. So far I'm really enjoying season 3, but the...

    I nearly gave up on Westworld during season 2, but a coworker convinced me to keep watching, and it really picks up about halfway through the season. So far I'm really enjoying season 3, but the show's name has become a bit of a misnomer.

    spoiler season 3 Or maybe not. It seems in the next episode Bernard is going to enter Westworld again.
    spoiler season 1 & 2 One of the big plot twists in season 1 was of course the timeline shenanigans, so of course they had to play around with the timelines again in season 2. So far season 3 seems to be entirely linear, but they did a wonderful job with the timelines in season 1, so who knows, maybe we're in for a real plot twist this time as well.
    2 votes
  4. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    That is a bit odd. According to Wikipedia football/soccer is the world's most popular sport, but it seems heavily underrepresented in the movies. I imagine the main reason is that it's not very...

    I wonder why we rarely see films and TV shows about soccer. Most of the world likes soccer, including the entirety of Europe.

    That is a bit odd. According to Wikipedia football/soccer is the world's most popular sport, but it seems heavily underrepresented in the movies. I imagine the main reason is that it's not very popular in the US, so Hollywood doesn't bother making movies about it, instead focusing on sports that are more popular in the domestic market, like American football, ice hockey, auto racing, and boxing. Maybe they make tons of wonderful soccer films in Bollywood and Nollywood, but they never reach our local theatres.

    From the top of my mind, I can think of four films about football/soccer that became quite popular here in Norway: Bend it Like Beckham, Shaolin Soccer (少林足球), Lange Flate Ballær, and its sequel Lange Flate Ballær II. There's also an ongoing TV show about it here in Norway named Heimebane, which I haven't seen yet, but it's supposed to be good.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on What browser do you use? How have you customized it? in ~tech

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    I remember there was a lot of anticipation for that feature to arrive, and a lot of silence afterwards. Searching for "Chrome native ad block" just now, I found a whole bunch of articles from late...

    I remember there was a lot of anticipation for that feature to arrive, and a lot of silence afterwards. Searching for "Chrome native ad block" just now, I found a whole bunch of articles from late 2017 that the feature would arrive in february 2018, but not a single article from after the fact. It is indeed a bit odd.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Little Big - Uno in ~music

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    Not my type of music, but apparently Little Big is pretty popular. Like 373 million views popular. I have to admit, all their music videos are amazing. And their live performance of Uno is...

    Not my type of music, but apparently Little Big is pretty popular. Like 373 million views popular.

    I have to admit, all their music videos are amazing. And their live performance of Uno is basically identical to the music video. I kinda hated this song the first time I listened to it, but it's definitely growing on me.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on "Can Biden beat Trump?" in ~news

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    Everyone seems to forget that Gabbard is still in the race. I honestly think she's staying in the race just on the off-chance that Biden and Sanders both fall ill and have to drop out.

    Everyone seems to forget that Gabbard is still in the race. I honestly think she's staying in the race just on the off-chance that Biden and Sanders both fall ill and have to drop out.

  8. Comment on What's your streaming equivalent to turning on the TV just to avoid doing your chores in complete silence? in ~talk

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    Hmm, now there's a thought. Anyone know any good Polish podcasts or YouTube channels?

    Hmm, now there's a thought.

    Anyone know any good Polish podcasts or YouTube channels?

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Eurovision Song Contest 2020 – The Nordic countries have now all made their decisions and picked the acts that they are sending to Rotterdam in May in ~music

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    I'm loving Iceland this year. :-) It's my favourite song from them since at least 2014.

    I'm loving Iceland this year. :-) It's my favourite song from them since at least 2014.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Super Tuesday: who did you end up voting for and why? in ~talk

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    It's theoretically possible to win the nomination without winning a single state. Or Sanders could have won California by a landslide and Biden narrowly won the other 14 states and territories and...

    It's theoretically possible to win the nomination without winning a single state. Or Sanders could have won California by a landslide and Biden narrowly won the other 14 states and territories and Sanders would have received the most delegates. Heck, it's even possible to lose the popular vote in a state and still get the most delegates in it, look no further than Iowa.

    I just find it strange. Sure, winning states is important, especially now that it's basically a two-person race. But winning delegates is a lot more important, yet seems to get less focus, both from the media and from commenters. I don't just want to know who won each state, I want to know by how much.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Super Tuesday: who did you end up voting for and why? in ~talk

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    More so than if Trump gets reelected?

    If somehow Joe Biden actually beats Trump, wealth inequality is going to skyrocket. The rich are going to get richer, the poor poorer, all the while climate change is going to destroy our planet. The rate at which people declare bankruptcy will go up, and nothing progressive will get passed

    More so than if Trump gets reelected?

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Super Tuesday: who did you end up voting for and why? in ~talk

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    There's so much focus on who wins each state, and I can't understand why. It makes sense in the general election, where most states award all their delegates to a single person, but that's not how...

    Texas would be a contest between Sanders and Biden, and I didn't want Biden to win.

    There's so much focus on who wins each state, and I can't understand why. It makes sense in the general election, where most states award all their delegates to a single person, but that's not how the primaries work. Biden won the state, but got less than half the state's pledged delegates.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on QAnon now has its own super PAC, established by the owner of 8chan in ~misc

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    I don't know how this is going to end, but I know future history books are going to be completely bonkers.

    I don't know how this is going to end, but I know future history books are going to be completely bonkers.

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

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    I love that game. :-) I've almost beaten it, but it gets really tough in the later levels. There's a sequel too, named 7 Billion Humans, but for some reason that game didn't really grip me.

    I love that game. :-) I've almost beaten it, but it gets really tough in the later levels.

    There's a sequel too, named 7 Billion Humans, but for some reason that game didn't really grip me.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix - Grand Final - songs and results in ~music

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    Pray for Me was my personal favourite, and it did better than I expected, losing to Attention by a fairly narrow margin in the final round of voting. I don't think any of these songs would have...

    Pray for Me was my personal favourite, and it did better than I expected, losing to Attention by a fairly narrow margin in the final round of voting.

    I don't think any of these songs would have had a chance to win Eurovision, but Attention is probably good enough to qualify from the semi-finals.

    Maybe the most strategic choice would have been I Am Gay. The last time we sent an artist born in the Soviet Union (Alexander Rybak) he won the whole thing.

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    Wait, scratch that, I forgot that we also sent Rybak in 2018, and he only has a 50% success ratio. Still respectable.

    2 votes
  16. Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix - Grand Final - songs and results

    Tonight ten songs competed to represent Norway in Eurovision. Akuvi - Som Du Er Didrik & Emil Solli Tangen - Out of Air Kristin Husøy – Pray for Me Liza Vassilieva – I Am Gay Magnus Bokn - Over...

    Tonight ten songs competed to represent Norway in Eurovision.

    Akuvi - Som Du Er

    Didrik & Emil Solli Tangen - Out of Air

    Kristin Husøy – Pray for Me

    Liza Vassilieva – I Am Gay

    Magnus Bokn - Over the Sea

    Raylee - Wild

    Rein Alexander - One Last Time

    Sondrey - Take My Time

    Tone Damli - Hurts Sometimes

    Ulrikke - Attention

    (I couldn't find tonight's performance for all of these, so some of them are from the semi-finals.)

    The winner was Ulrikke with her song Attention, which will go on to represent Norway in Rotterdam. Did we make the right choice? Let's hear your opinions in the comments!

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Andrew Yang drops out of presidential race in ~news

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    If that's true, wouldn't that have also happened after he pulled out after Super Tuesday? Or do you think he had a real chance to actually win the nomination?

    I'm also really sad and afraid because there's going to be a bunch of people going back to Trump because Yang stopped.

    If that's true, wouldn't that have also happened after he pulled out after Super Tuesday? Or do you think he had a real chance to actually win the nomination?

    3 votes