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  1. Comment on Sean Murray at GDC in ~games

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    This was a really interesting and frankly inspiring talk from Sean Murray of Hello Games (No Man's Sky) about the state of the industry and his team's journey. Feels like a TED talk at times.

    This was a really interesting and frankly inspiring talk from Sean Murray of Hello Games (No Man's Sky) about the state of the industry and his team's journey. Feels like a TED talk at times.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Online ID Change on PSN: Your Questions Answered in ~games

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    I don't like this trend of charging money to change your tag, but Microsoft didn't get enough flak for their policy so it will probably become the norm.

    I don't like this trend of charging money to change your tag, but Microsoft didn't get enough flak for their policy so it will probably become the norm.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on /r/ChangeMyView moderators announce that they are launching their own site at ChangeAView.com in ~tech

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    Asking the king himself haha. hero0fwar was/is probably the top creator of gifs on Reddit. Yeah, gifs are very inefficient and to get them high quality requires a lot of data.

    Asking the king himself haha. hero0fwar was/is probably the top creator of gifs on Reddit. Yeah, gifs are very inefficient and to get them high quality requires a lot of data.

    12 votes
  4. Comment on Psych and Brooklyn Nine-Nine in ~tv

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    I was just thinking about how similar they are the other day. Also highly recommend both to anybody interested in either.

    I was just thinking about how similar they are the other day. Also highly recommend both to anybody interested in either.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What are you playing this week? in ~games

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    It gets a lot of hate, especially with the issues at launch, but it's generally pretty fun and they just released a new multi-stage game mode.

    It gets a lot of hate, especially with the issues at launch, but it's generally pretty fun and they just released a new multi-stage game mode.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What are you playing this week? in ~games

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    I'm with you. I wasn't really expecting anything groundbreaking and it really is just a polished PUBG with more interesting vehicle and "care package" mechanics.

    I'm with you. I wasn't really expecting anything groundbreaking and it really is just a polished PUBG with more interesting vehicle and "care package" mechanics.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on James Gunn will direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3 in ~movies

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    He's still in for Suicide Squad 2 as far as I know.

    He's still in for Suicide Squad 2 as far as I know.

  8. Comment on Solar Geo-Engineering: It Won’t Hurt a Bit! in ~enviro

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    Thought this was a worthwhile read. It may be time to have a plan B in terms of climate change the way things have been going. Original paper discussed on Tildes here

    Thought this was a worthwhile read. It may be time to have a plan B in terms of climate change the way things have been going.
    Original paper discussed on Tildes here

  9. Comment on The Unreward System in ~games

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    I think the main point is that unlocks used to be a part of the game rather then another opportunity to be gouged for cash. I'm mostly on your side that playing the game itself is the reward and...

    I think the main point is that unlocks used to be a part of the game rather then another opportunity to be gouged for cash. I'm mostly on your side that playing the game itself is the reward and that enjoyment should be based on the mechanics of the game, but the fact is that, as Sterling says, we are now paying more for less. Obviously this doesn't totally apply to free-to-play games as they have to make money somehow.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Sequel Officially in the Works in ~movies

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    I thought it was great as well. Problem is, sequels for this kind of idea seem to be difficult as the novelty wears off pretty quick (imagine a Groundhog Day sequel, for instance). I'm rooting for...

    I thought it was great as well. Problem is, sequels for this kind of idea seem to be difficult as the novelty wears off pretty quick (imagine a Groundhog Day sequel, for instance). I'm rooting for it to work, but I'm sure it'll be tough.

    10 votes
  11. Comment on What are some things other people dislike that you quite enjoy? in ~talk

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    I liked the general premise of "everybody fails sometimes" and how it tried to differentiate itself from previous films but it seemed like the only goal of the movie was to "subvert expectations"...

    I liked the general premise of "everybody fails sometimes" and how it tried to differentiate itself from previous films but it seemed like the only goal of the movie was to "subvert expectations" and the plot suffered for it.

    2 votes
  12. Hey all. I've been listening to the Eagles for a while and love their stuff (born a couple of decades too late to really appreciate them though). I do enjoy the newer styles of rock (ethereal(?)),...

    Hey all. I've been listening to the Eagles for a while and love their stuff (born a couple of decades too late to really appreciate them though). I do enjoy the newer styles of rock (ethereal(?)), but I'm looking for a new-ish band that sticks to the old guitar/drums/etc of classic/country rock. Any recommendations for me?

    7 votes
  13. Comment on MLS starts next week. Who do you support? in ~sports

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    Real Salt Lake. They've won it all exactly once and that was when I didn't follow the MLS at all =(. Now that the US market for soccer has grown substantially I feel like smaller markets like SLC...

    Real Salt Lake. They've won it all exactly once and that was when I didn't follow the MLS at all =(. Now that the US market for soccer has grown substantially I feel like smaller markets like SLC just won't be able to compete anymore for talent (like the NBA and the Jazz for example; side-note I also missed the Stockton and Malone years due to being too young to appreciate them...).

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Interesting startpage I found in ~tech

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    Wow that's really cool. I could see that being my homepage. Is there a way to search these sites through the bar though or are they all just shortcuts?

    Wow that's really cool. I could see that being my homepage. Is there a way to search these sites through the bar though or are they all just shortcuts?

  15. Comment on Zebra stripes prevent biting flies from making controlled landings in ~science

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    Great read. I like how it addresses the previous theories that I for one grew up believing (who knew lions can't actually see stripes from a distance?).

    Great read. I like how it addresses the previous theories that I for one grew up believing (who knew lions can't actually see stripes from a distance?).

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Managing my passwords with KeePassXC and friends in ~tech

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    Ever try KeeWeb? It's compatible with KeePass databases and looks a lot prettier and retains the main features.

    Ever try KeeWeb? It's compatible with KeePass databases and looks a lot prettier and retains the main features.

    3 votes
  17. It's friggin amazing. Who knew that keeping a site clean of ads, trackers, and all kinds of other garbage could make the internet feel fast again? Tildes is not only a place for great discussion,...

    It's friggin amazing.

    Who knew that keeping a site clean of ads, trackers, and all kinds of other garbage could make the internet feel fast again? Tildes is not only a place for great discussion, but it's a site that doesn't get in the way of its content and I love it for that.

    Sorry if this isn't "interesting, informative, or have the potential to start a good discussion".

    Thank you @Deimos for creating such an amazing site! I'm not in a position to donate at this point, but I see it in the future.

    84 votes
  18. Comment on All 230 New Emojis Coming in 2019 in ~tech

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    I also never understood the need to segregate fricken emojis. One of the few things we all could share is that bright yellow smiley... That said, @NaraVara does have a good point about how the...

    I also never understood the need to segregate fricken emojis. One of the few things we all could share is that bright yellow smiley... That said, @NaraVara does have a good point about how the meaning might change depending on the skin tone.

    1 vote