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  1. Comment on Solaris in ~games

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    I played Territories3069 back in the early 2000s. I miss that game immensely. But I think it's mostly because of the reminiscent value it holds. I loved that game.

    I played Territories3069 back in the early 2000s. I miss that game immensely. But I think it's mostly because of the reminiscent value it holds. I loved that game.

    2 votes
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  3. Comment on World Chess Championship 2021 - Megathread in ~games.tabletop

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    Thanks for the posts - keep it up. I'm using your information and greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks for the posts - keep it up. I'm using your information and greatly appreciate it.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Longstanding discourse w/ my SO about the phrase "a couple of..." in ~humanities

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    I think a clarifying question is warranted because of the informal use of the word. However, if you know someone and they've clarified that a couple always means two then you've moved past it and...

    I think a clarifying question is warranted because of the informal use of the word. However, if you know someone and they've clarified that a couple always means two then you've moved past it and can accommodate them accordingly.

    I am very much an informal user of the word couple. A couple simply means a small amount to me.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Austin HOA pitches in to help cops kill a guy over uncut grass in ~life

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    Yeah, this is way too editorialized and does a disservice to this site. The headline should be edited. There are enough terrible stories, no need to drum up drama.

    Yeah, this is way too editorialized and does a disservice to this site. The headline should be edited. There are enough terrible stories, no need to drum up drama.

    10 votes
  6. Comment on Jon Gruden, Raiders coach, resigns after homophobic and misogynistic emails in ~sports

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    That was my response.

    That was my response.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Jon Gruden, Raiders coach, resigns after homophobic and misogynistic emails in ~sports

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    Sorry for the confusion. I didn't realize it was 14 days, but knew it was acceptable to share to larger audiences.

    Sorry for the confusion. I didn't realize it was 14 days, but knew it was acceptable to share to larger audiences.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Jon Gruden, Raiders coach, resigns after homophobic and misogynistic emails in ~sports

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    He denounced the emergence of women as referees, the drafting of a gay player and the tolerance of players protesting during the playing of the national anthem, according to emails reviewed by The Times.

    Gruden’s messages were sent to Bruce Allen, the former president of the Washington Football Team, and others, while he was working for ESPN as a color analyst during “Monday Night Football.” In the emails, Gruden called the league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, a “faggot” and a “clueless anti football pussy” and said that Goodell should not have pressured Jeff Fisher, then the coach of the Rams, to draft “queers,” a reference to Michael Sam, a gay player chosen by the team in 2014.

    In numerous emails during a seven-year period ending in early 2018, Gruden criticized Goodell and the league for trying to reduce concussions and said that Eric Reid, a player who had demonstrated during the playing of the national anthem, should be fired. In several instances, Gruden used a homophobic slur to refer to Goodell and offensive language to describe some N.F.L. owners, coaches and journalists who cover the league.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on I bought an engagement ring today in ~talk

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    Yeah, that burns a hole in your pocket badly! Congratulations.

    Yeah, that burns a hole in your pocket badly! Congratulations.

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

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    Potato McWhiskey, an avid Civ streamer, did a live stream. That's 6.5 hours of gameplay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3qWmazwnXk&t=7186s He also has a tutorial series that he's releasing....

    Potato McWhiskey, an avid Civ streamer, did a live stream. That's 6.5 hours of gameplay.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3qWmazwnXk&t=7186s

    He also has a tutorial series that he's releasing.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8SukGtHjao

    I've played up until the pre-modern era and I'm enjoying it - even though I don't know all of the ins and outs. It's a gorgeous game and it's a breath of fresh air to the Civ-like genre.

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

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    Anyone looking to pick up Humankind after its release on August 17?

    Anyone looking to pick up Humankind after its release on August 17?

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of August 16 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I have a 3 year old and a 1.5 year old. My toddler got into preschool, but I don't know about sending her. We just got an 11 year old foster child, too, and so now I'm dealing with a school system...

    I have a 3 year old and a 1.5 year old. My toddler got into preschool, but I don't know about sending her. We just got an 11 year old foster child, too, and so now I'm dealing with a school system that dictates that masks are optional (read: not used). I don't know what to do anymore.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on What's something you wish made a comeback? in ~talk

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    I, too, managed a forum in the mid-2000s. I'm now managing a community in Discord now. While it's not a one-to-one transition, it's definitely scratching that itch.

    I, too, managed a forum in the mid-2000s. I'm now managing a community in Discord now. While it's not a one-to-one transition, it's definitely scratching that itch.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What features would you add to languages? in ~talk

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    These were great, easy-to-understand examples. Thanks for taking the time to share. What's your background, if I may ask?

    These were great, easy-to-understand examples. Thanks for taking the time to share. What's your background, if I may ask?

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Trump's blog isn't lighting up the internet in ~tech

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    I didn't mean the cross-posting to Tildes, but the NBC news station that actually wrote, edited, and published the article.

    I didn't mean the cross-posting to Tildes, but the NBC news station that actually wrote, edited, and published the article.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Trump's blog isn't lighting up the internet in ~tech

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    The very existence of this story helps his efforts. I have a hard time even considering this a story. Stop drawing attention to this egomaniac.

    The very existence of this story helps his efforts. I have a hard time even considering this a story. Stop drawing attention to this egomaniac.

    8 votes
  17. Comment on Ted Lasso | Season 2 trailer in ~tv

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    They've already renewed it for a third season!

    They've already renewed it for a third season!

    3 votes
  18. Comment on The morals of jumping the line for a COVID vaccine in ~health.coronavirus

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    No, to my understanding of it. The action is good or bad by definition, and is its ethics isn't swayed by context or situation. A common scenario is stealing. We'd nearly all agree that stealing...

    No, to my understanding of it. The action is good or bad by definition, and is its ethics isn't swayed by context or situation. A common scenario is stealing. We'd nearly all agree that stealing is not ethical and that it is most definitely not a victimless crime; however, some people change their answers when considering the context of stealing. If you're starving, does stealing some food to survive remain unethical? To the deontological group, yes. The consequence or situation surrounding the action is not taken into account, only the action itself.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on The morals of jumping the line for a COVID vaccine in ~health.coronavirus

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    This question goes back to one's view of ethics. If one holds the belief that the ends justify the means then they'll respond this way to this question. If one ascribes to the deontological view...

    I don’t think doing what you need to do to protect yourself or your loved ones is unethical in that situation, as “unethically” obtaining vaccination is a way of counterbalancing the unethical behavior of employers.

    This question goes back to one's view of ethics. If one holds the belief that the ends justify the means then they'll respond this way to this question. If one ascribes to the deontological view of ethics then they'll answer no to the question.

    I agree with your scenario and feel like it's justifiably reasonable; however, I don't ascribe to the view that the ends justify the means so it would still remain unethical as there are standards and procedures clearly defined around who can and cannot request a vaccination - regardless of whether or not the administer is checking that the patient is qualified.

    3 votes