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  1. Comment on The superheroes are the villains in Amazon's dark comedy 'The Boys' — Is it any good? in ~tv

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    I think so yes. I watched it all over the weekend. It was enjoyable and very well made. It missed the mark on what it could have been. That doesn't make it bad by any means, but it feels like...

    I think so yes.

    I watched it all over the weekend. It was enjoyable and very well made. It missed the mark on what it could have been. That doesn't make it bad by any means, but it feels like something really amazing just slipped through it's fingers.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Which films would you consider essential to have watched to be a well-rounded person? in ~movies

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    Shaolin Soccer was so much better than I expected!

    Shaolin Soccer was so much better than I expected!

  3. Comment on Linux gaming finally doesn't suck! in ~games

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    That's interesting. I've used Linux as my main desktop for years and recently had to use a MacBook for work. I found it awkward and different. Mainly because I didn't know the keyboard shortcuts...

    That's interesting. I've used Linux as my main desktop for years and recently had to use a MacBook for work. I found it awkward and different. Mainly because I didn't know the keyboard shortcuts and there was no preinstalled command line package manager.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What's in a name? Patience Phillips' Catwoman in ~movies

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    Yeah but Mis-Teeq - Scandalous is still a tune.

    'We need to appeal to teen demographic more! Teens like that "street" "b-balls" thing, right? Put a scene of that in there!'

    Yeah but Mis-Teeq - Scandalous is still a tune.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Changes made to Linux's Code of Conduct in ~comp

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    I can understand that.

    I'm not sure I can fully agree with this, for one because in my experience people like the author, that is to say trans women, do have enemies who do want to see trans people ejected from the FOSS community for a variety of reasons.

    I can understand that.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Changes made to Linux's Code of Conduct in ~comp

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    The author of this code of conduct tweeted this relatively recently. https://twitter.com/CoralineAda/status/1041441155874009093 I can't help but feel that her motives are more geared towards...

    The author of this code of conduct tweeted this relatively recently.

    I can’t wait for the mass exodus from Linux now that it’s been infiltrated by SJWs. Hahahah

    https://twitter.com/CoralineAda/status/1041441155874009093

    I can't help but feel that her motives are more geared towards "winning" against a perceived enemy rather than trying to improve things for all. In fact, the tone really does suggest "smug asshat"

    21 votes
  7. Comment on Changes made to Linux's Code of Conduct in ~comp

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    The Contributor Covenant has a ton of baggage and drama associated with it. I particularly empathise with this point of view from when the author attempted to get it applied to Ruby.

    The Contributor Covenant has a ton of baggage and drama associated with it.

    I particularly empathise with this point of view from when the author attempted to get it applied to Ruby.

    Given a choice between only two extremes, I'd far rather have Linus Torvalds telling me
    I'm an idiot and my code is shit, than exist in an offence-taking culture where various
    forms of criticism are re-branded as "harassment."

    17 votes
  8. Comment on Desk setup / Battlestation Thread. in ~comp

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    I recently acquired a Macbok and the brew repo has been a god send.

    I recently acquired a Macbok and the brew repo has been a god send.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on How To Choose The Perfect VPN in ~tech

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    Ha, incredibly quick work. Thank you.

    Ha, incredibly quick work. Thank you.

  10. Comment on How To Choose The Perfect VPN in ~tech

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    This is just affiliate marketing attached to a crappy article. It offers no insight to the quality of any of the services advertised, it's just a series of paragraphs lightly explaining what a VPN...

    This is just affiliate marketing attached to a crappy article. It offers no insight to the quality of any of the services advertised, it's just a series of paragraphs lightly explaining what a VPN does in various word orders.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on CD Projekt RED - Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Reveal - 48-minute walkthrough in ~games

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    Equally so, no single person of any group gets to decide what the entire group finds offensive. We can't speak for anyone else but ourselves, or perhaps our very close circle, but even that isn't...

    Equally so, no single person of any group gets to decide what the entire group finds offensive. We can't speak for anyone else but ourselves, or perhaps our very close circle, but even that isn't a certainty.

    8 votes
  12. Comment on Facebook is being eclipsed by its youthful rival Snapchat in ~tech

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    In my experience (in the U.K. at least) Facebook is used as an address book of sorts to keep in contact with folk known in real life. Real names are used, you might have your gran or old...

    In my experience (in the U.K. at least) Facebook is used as an address book of sorts to keep in contact with folk known in real life. Real names are used, you might have your gran or old university friends on there.

    Twitter is used more frequently to contact people not directly known for more "online" conversations. It would be more usual to add someone on Twitter that you'd never met, celebrities, politicians, journalists, random people that look like they have a similar interest and so on, perhaps using an online handle rather than your real name.

    This by definition includes more tech type people as they are more so the type of person to maintain primarily online relationships. But it also includes heavier internet users who aren't necessarily interested in tech. I wouldn't say it splits between blue and white collar workers necessarily.

    All of that being said, the pattern I've described has become less true over the past couple of years.

    -edit Or what StellerV said, which I would have seen before I wrote that if I hadn't sat with the response window open for an hour.

    10 votes
  13. Comment on What computer/programming/etc. project are you working on this weekend? in ~comp

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    I've always worked with companies that deal with technical support in some capacity. A lot of resource is allocated to finding exact what causes bad sentiment and drives contacts. I'm hoping to...

    I've always worked with companies that deal with technical support in some capacity. A lot of resource is allocated to finding exact what causes bad sentiment and drives contacts. I'm hoping to use NLTK to sift through contacts to determine causes.

  14. Comment on Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound in ~misc

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    This topic appears to be in vogue at the moment. Maryanne Wolf suggests reading more books.

    This topic appears to be in vogue at the moment. Maryanne Wolf suggests reading more books.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on The 'football' tag in ~sports

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    US football looks a lot closer to Rugby (to my untrained eye)

    US football looks a lot closer to Rugby (to my untrained eye)

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound in ~misc

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    TL/DR I kid, of course. I'm interested in the difference between reading on a Kindle compared to a paperback. I'd always assumed it was the proliferation of very small texts combined with awkward...

    TL/DR

    I kid, of course. I'm interested in the difference between reading on a Kindle compared to a paperback. I'd always assumed it was the proliferation of very small texts combined with awkward scrolled reading that caused comprehension issues.

    I tend to send any long-form material to my kindle via the document service or Instapaper and read them in batches which has always felt much more "book like". Perhaps that isn't the advantage I'd envisioned.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Hobo Johnson & The LoveMakers - "Peach Scone" (2018 NPR Tiny Desk Contest) in ~music

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    I'm a huge fan of Hobo Johnson, he's definitely a repeat feature on my playlist. It's like he reminds me of something friendly and familiar that I can't quite put my finger on.

    I'm a huge fan of Hobo Johnson, he's definitely a repeat feature on my playlist. It's like he reminds me of something friendly and familiar that I can't quite put my finger on.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What computer/programming/etc. project are you working on this weekend? in ~comp

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    I've started a new project using NLTK this weekend, well, I've less started a project and more started learning NLTK with the idea of a future project. What are you using?

    I've started a new project using NLTK this weekend, well, I've less started a project and more started learning NLTK with the idea of a future project. What are you using?

    1 vote
  19. Comment on would anybody be interested in a Tildes Minecraft server? in ~games

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    I'd play if there were something set up.

    I'd play if there were something set up.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on The forgotten crops that could feed the planet in ~science

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    That's really interesting. Where I live (UK) there is quite a large subsection of people who don't really "cook" at all, everything is some sort of frozen pre-packaged ready meal. For this type of...

    That's really interesting. Where I live (UK) there is quite a large subsection of people who don't really "cook" at all, everything is some sort of frozen pre-packaged ready meal. For this type of food advertising is key, though as you indicate, I've never seen advert for spring greens.

    1 vote