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

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    Slowly trying to finish Alien: Isolation. Gave Alien and Aliens a watch with the girlfriend a few weeks ago after she heard me screaming in terror while playing. She'd never seen either, and I...

    Slowly trying to finish Alien: Isolation. Gave Alien and Aliens a watch with the girlfriend a few weeks ago after she heard me screaming in terror while playing. She'd never seen either, and I hadn't watched Alien in UHD yet.

    That drove me into a hole of torrenting The Thing (1982) since we both love a good thriller/horror. I had never seen The Thing before. No regrets, easily a 10/10.

    So far, after 30 hours of Alien: Isolation over 5 weeks, with probably around 20 of those hiding under tables or in lockers, the game is without a doubt one of the most atmospheric games I've ever played.

    Only other movie-based game I would recommend is The Chronicles of Riddick, but Alien: Isolation whoops ass at atmosphere, sound, and music. The AI of the xenomorph is fuckin' terrifying as well. The thing is too damn smart.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on Eddie Murphy - Party All the Time (1985) in ~music

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    Eddie Murphy is truly a prolific artist. Iconic movies, stand-up comedy, and music.

    Eddie Murphy is truly a prolific artist. Iconic movies, stand-up comedy, and music.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Tildes is pushing out the minority voice in ~talk

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    Her words are, "the comments come off as too pretentious or out of touch with reality." I agree with her for the most part. Tildes is great, but there are many off-putting comment chains from...

    is she saying that commenting on this discussion in particular is not worth it, or that discussion on Tildes is not worth it?

    Her words are, "the comments come off as too pretentious or out of touch with reality."

    I agree with her for the most part. Tildes is great, but there are many off-putting comment chains from people with an ax to grind, or people who fell in love with being on a debate team.

    We stick to the articles.

    20 votes
  4. Comment on Tildes is pushing out the minority voice in ~talk

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    It's sad that my long-term girlfriend has said, "It's not worth it," to joining in the discussion here. A black woman, in a male-dominated field, from an impoverished family, as a first-generation...
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    It's sad that my long-term girlfriend has said, "It's not worth it," to joining in the discussion here.

    A black woman, in a male-dominated field, from an impoverished family, as a first-generation college graduate, basically can't read the comments without rolling her eyes.

    She'd scowl at me if she read herself described that way, because she'd never announce that "identity non-sense" and instead say it is more about individual experience.

    Unfortunately, I think a lot of people place power on these weird 'identity markers' and use them as ammo in their comments and posts, instead of their individual experience. I'll probably regret pressing 'post comment' with this one.

    29 votes
  5. Comment on John Michael Montgomery - I Swear (1994) in ~music

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    No, not just an All-4-One track (no, not Boyz II Men). No, not just a meme on South Park. A solid, timeless song.

    No, not just an All-4-One track (no, not Boyz II Men). No, not just a meme on South Park.

    A solid, timeless song.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on The Great Suspender and the problem of malware being introduced into open-source browser extensions in ~tech

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    Call me paranoid, but I only use recommended add-ons in Firefox. In Microsoft Edge, I use the bare minimum for add-ons; uBlock Origin, for example. Yes, Edge my alternative to Firefox in those...

    Call me paranoid, but I only use recommended add-ons in Firefox.

    In Microsoft Edge, I use the bare minimum for add-ons; uBlock Origin, for example.

    Yes, Edge my alternative to Firefox in those rare instances where I need to use a Chromium-based browser on my Windows machine

    👇 Leave it to some random commenter on Github to get the i-told-ya-so award.
    The ominous warning

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Starting March 16, LastPass users on the free plan will only be able to use it on one "device type" (either PC or mobile) in ~tech

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    All you truly need for a secure password management system. . . KeepassXC one secure password (to unlock the database) one cloud host If you are a high-value target, there are other options.

    All you truly need for a secure password management system. . .

    • KeepassXC
    • one secure password (to unlock the database)
    • one cloud host

    If you are a high-value target, there are other options.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Replacing ableist and mental health exclusive language (crazy, insane, whack, ...) in ~talk

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    A truly grounded perspective that I can get behind.

    A truly grounded perspective that I can get behind.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Reddit has raised $368 million in Series E funding, at a $6 billion valuation in ~tech

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    Twitter seems to have a clear purpose in the world: a direct line of public communication. Reddit has 'community', but those feel more like miniature Facebook-bubbles. To me, Reddit has just as...

    Twitter seems to have a clear purpose in the world: a direct line of public communication. Reddit has 'community', but those feel more like miniature Facebook-bubbles.

    To me, Reddit has just as much advertiser potential as Twitter, but how will it be fully realized? I know more under-21 and over-40 family members scrolling Reddit than ever before. 🤷‍♂️

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Replacing (potentially) insensitive terminology in programming in ~comp

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    I would not consider the phrase "master branch" oppressive to anyone.

    I would not consider the phrase "master branch" oppressive to anyone.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Replacing (potentially) insensitive terminology in programming in ~comp

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    I live in one of the blackest cities in America, and this comes off as silly. Personally though, I prefer "main" branch.

    I live in one of the blackest cities in America, and this comes off as silly. Personally though, I prefer "main" branch.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on We chat, they watch. How international users unwittingly build up WeChat’s Chinese censorship apparatus in ~tech

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    It is used quite a bit, yes. It is used to conduct business with Chinese companies from the United States and others as well. An example I have is Trinidad and Tobago, where someone who exports to...

    It is used quite a bit, yes. It is used to conduct business with Chinese companies from the United States and others as well. An example I have is Trinidad and Tobago, where someone who exports to the United States and Central/South America uses it to buy medical goods (e.g. masks). It is also used by all of my Chinese immigrant friends to communicate with their family and friends still living in mainland China.

    Interestingly, I have noticed an uptick in casual use among people here in the states since TikTok exploded in popularity, but I am unsure why. It is gaining popularity by the college students here too, and we are by no means a tech-city. Far from it in-fact. 🤔

    4 votes
  13. Comment on We chat, they watch. How international users unwittingly build up WeChat’s Chinese censorship apparatus in ~tech

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    It's a long, technical read, but worthwhile. It has been covered by other news sources, but this is the original research that I found to be very interesting. Enjoy.

    It's a long, technical read, but worthwhile. It has been covered by other news sources, but this is the original research that I found to be very interesting. Enjoy.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Why was my comment removed? in ~tildes

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    Personally, I am turned off by many of the users swiftness to grab their pitchforks 💔

    Personally, I am turned off by many of the users swiftness to grab their pitchforks 💔

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Why was my comment removed? in ~tildes

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    Not sure if that was appropriate 😕

    Not sure if that was appropriate 😕

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Riot Games' new Vanguard anti-cheat system for Valorant involves a kernel mode driver that launches at boot, raising security concerns in ~games

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    The game is great, but I'm uninstalling and reformatting.

    The game is great, but I'm uninstalling and reformatting.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What's your go-to "comfort food" movie? in ~movies

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    Zack and Miri Make a Porno The 40-Year-Old Virgin

    Zack and Miri Make a Porno
    The 40-Year-Old Virgin

    3 votes