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  1. Comment on Moderators of r/Games have closed the sub for the day and posted a serious message about harassment in the community. in ~games

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    That's fair. I suppose those comments stand out more in my mind and overshadow the rest of the content. Many of the sentiments expressed in those comments have a much wider appeal than you're...

    That's fair. I suppose those comments stand out more in my mind and overshadow the rest of the content. Many of the sentiments expressed in those comments have a much wider appeal than you're suggesting though, from what I've observed.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Moderators of r/Games have closed the sub for the day and posted a serious message about harassment in the community. in ~games

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    And of course, r/pcgaming had to weigh in. I'm not going to bother linking it, but it went exactly how you would expect if you're familiar at all with the culture of that sub. I applaud the...

    And of course, r/pcgaming had to weigh in. I'm not going to bother linking it, but it went exactly how you would expect if you're familiar at all with the culture of that sub.

    I applaud the r/games mods for taking a stand on this extremely pervasive issue on their sub. I question, however, how effective it will be. This is such a thorny issue that I guess it's hard to know how exactly to combat it. In my mind, they need to start doing something differently though, as the sub seems to be descending further into the same shittiness the rest of the internet is shifting toward (reddit in particular).

    I certainly don't envy the mods once that mega thread is posted. I can already tell that post is going to be brigaded like crazy. It'll be some good drama though, if nothing else.

    8 votes
  3. Comment on AG William Barr releases Mueller Report’s principal conclusion in ~news

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    Here is a link to the most measured analysis of Barr's letter I've come across so far, from the folks at Lawfare.

    Here is a link to the most measured analysis of Barr's letter I've come across so far, from the folks at Lawfare.

    8 votes
  4. Comment on The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) shot from my backyard in ~creative

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    Stunning shot! I've tried to do a bit of astrophotography with what I have (DSLR, basic camera mount, 8in dobsonian), but I didn't have much sucess. Maybe I'll try again once it warms up......

    Stunning shot! I've tried to do a bit of astrophotography with what I have (DSLR, basic camera mount, 8in dobsonian), but I didn't have much sucess. Maybe I'll try again once it warms up... Anyway, nice work!

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Firefox 64 release notes in ~tech

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    FYI, Bitwarden is a great free open-source password manager.

    FYI, Bitwarden is a great free open-source password manager.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on The Outer Worlds – Official Announcement Trailer (Obsidian's new game) in ~games

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    Yeah aside from a few XCOM-like games coming out soon, this and Cyberpunk are the main upcoming games I'm excited for as well. It's fine with me, honestly; I still have a backlog hundreds of games...

    Yeah aside from a few XCOM-like games coming out soon, this and Cyberpunk are the main upcoming games I'm excited for as well. It's fine with me, honestly; I still have a backlog hundreds of games deep, many from like 6 years ago!

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Steam Autumn Sale 2018 in ~games

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    I haven't played an AC game thoroughly since 2, but I've been enjoying it a lot. I'm only about 20 hours in, but I haven't felt the need to buy any micro-transactions. How much you like it might...

    I haven't played an AC game thoroughly since 2, but I've been enjoying it a lot. I'm only about 20 hours in, but I haven't felt the need to buy any micro-transactions. How much you like it might depend on how tired you are of open world games, to be honest.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Fallout 76 bug accidentally deletes entire 50GB beta in ~games

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    I was cautiously optimistic about this game when it was announced, but nearly every story I have seen about it since then makes me less and less excited about it and much less likely to pick it...

    I was cautiously optimistic about this game when it was announced, but nearly every story I have seen about it since then makes me less and less excited about it and much less likely to pick it up. I love the Fallout franchise so much (including 4, contrary to most people's opinions, at least on Reddit), but it really doesn't seem like there is too much to be optimistic about with 76 from what we know right now. Here's hoping, even if there is a rough launch, that they are able to work through the problems and it turns out to be at least a decent game in a few months.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Young People and Politics: Should They be Involved? in ~talk

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    That's around the age most states start letting young people drive as well, at least with a temporary license. The main problem I am thinking of right now is that it is hard enough to get 18-35...

    That's around the age most states start letting young people drive as well, at least with a temporary license.

    The main problem I am thinking of right now is that it is hard enough to get 18-35 year olds out to vote, so it may be even harder to get 14-17 year olds to. Maybe younger people are more politically motivated now, though. At the very least, more people would be participating in the process, which is (ostensibly) better for our democracy, and it would give representation to people already participating in society. Additionally, it may make young people feel like they have more of a voice, and would encourage them to participate in the democratic process more. It's an interesting idea, to be sure.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I haven't been listening to too much music lately (too distracted with podcasts), however I've been enjoying San Holo's debut album, album1 a bit. It's more instrumental and less electronic/future...

    I haven't been listening to too much music lately (too distracted with podcasts), however I've been enjoying San Holo's debut album, album1 a bit. It's more instrumental and less electronic/future bassy than his earlier work, but I am enjoying it nonetheless. I'm having a hard time describing it overall; I suppose ethereal future bass would be the best descriptor. If you only want to check out one track, I would go with brighter days, featuring the fantastic vocalist Bipolar Sunshine.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Standardising tags: "eu" or "europe"? in ~tildes

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    I'll throw in my two cents with a vote for EU. To me it just seems consistent with the USA tag, but I can see the argument for Europe as well. @Demifiend's idea sounds like a good compromise to me.

    I'll throw in my two cents with a vote for EU. To me it just seems consistent with the USA tag, but I can see the argument for Europe as well. @Demifiend's idea sounds like a good compromise to me.

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

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    Man, just as I was getting a handle on my hype, they drop this! Overall, it looks fantastic, and about in line with what we've been hearing from previews. A couple of notes: Some of the NPC...

    Man, just as I was getting a handle on my hype, they drop this! Overall, it looks fantastic, and about in line with what we've been hearing from previews. A couple of notes:

    • Some of the NPC animations looked a little janky, not too worried about this right now though
    • Guns and body mods look amazing, really looking forward to these aspects
    • They didn't show it off too much, but I'm hoping the driving is intuitive and fun. Just driving around losing myself in the world is one of my favorite things to do in GTA. It's good you can switch to 3rd person view
    • The enemies seemed a little bullet-spongey at times, possibly due to armor/difficulty level?
    • Visuals and combat both looked fantastic
    • I'm wondering exactly how scripted events like the scavengers attacking V and Jackie on the road are
    • A little disappointed they didn't give at least a broad release window, but they gave no indication they would so I'm not too miffed

    I'll add in more once I get a chance to rewatch. This definitely matched my expectations and gave me a few distinct "wow" moments. I'll almost certainly have to update my PC for this, but it should be far enough out that I'll have enough saved up, although I wouldn't be too sad if it came sooner than expected :)

    12 votes
  13. Comment on would anybody be interested in a Tildes Minecraft server? in ~games

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    I haven't touched the game in several years after playing it very heavily during the beta phase, but I'd definitely check out a Tildes server! I look forward to seeing an update or a new post with...

    I haven't touched the game in several years after playing it very heavily during the beta phase, but I'd definitely check out a Tildes server! I look forward to seeing an update or a new post with the details.

  14. Comment on Gala apple passes Red Delicious as America's favorite in ~food

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    You have great tastes, my friend!

    You have great tastes, my friend!

    1 vote
  15. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~health

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    I can't (well, shouldn't) drink due to digestive issues, but this finding doesn't surprise me. As others have noted, though, you have to live a little. In this case, as with many things, the old...

    I can't (well, shouldn't) drink due to digestive issues, but this finding doesn't surprise me. As others have noted, though, you have to live a little. In this case, as with many things, the old maxim holds true: "The dose makes the poison".

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Lets discuss tags, again in ~tildes

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    Whoops, yeah that's my bad on the trial/trials tags. I saw trial was used more commonly (it also sounded a bit better in my head) so I switched over the couple of stories I saw with trials,...

    Whoops, yeah that's my bad on the trial/trials tags. I saw trial was used more commonly (it also sounded a bit better in my head) so I switched over the couple of stories I saw with trials, forgetting about the specific tagging guidelines. My mistake!

    2 votes
  17. Comment on John Lithgow to Play Roger Ailes in Fox News Movie in ~movies

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    I still have a weird negative association with him from his role on Dexter. He was so good at playing such a horrific character, it was unnerving.

    I still have a weird negative association with him from his role on Dexter. He was so good at playing such a horrific character, it was unnerving.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on The most forgotten rule of Tildes, and why I'm leaving in ~tildes

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    Those are the exact communities I was hoping Tildes would be able to emulate. Being able to use a whole site that has discussion of that level of quality (not those subs are always amazing), was...

    Those are the exact communities I was hoping Tildes would be able to emulate. Being able to use a whole site that has discussion of that level of quality (not those subs are always amazing), was what made Tildes such a tantalizing idea to me, and why I joined so early. However, without more mod tools and many, many more moderators, I think controversial topics will almost invariably lead to the ugliness we have seen so far. Bringing in more diverse viewpoints would help with this problem, but stricter moderation is the main antidote, in my opinion. I am very hopeful that those topics will be able to be discussed productively at some point, though.

    I also want to remind people that race/gender/politics/etc. aren't the only topics allowed to be discussed on the site. There are plenty of other groups were great discussion can be had, and I am hoping people create 150, or even 50 comment threads about other topics besides purely the above, not they they are not worth discussing, but because a healthy mix makes the site as a whole better and makes us all more well informed.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on Streamers turn off ads to protest Twitch Prime dropping its ad-free perk in ~games

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    That's the way to do it, in my view. Patreon has been a great boon for creators of all types; hopefully they don't do something to rock the boat. I keep meaning to throw a few bucks a month to a...

    That's the way to do it, in my view. Patreon has been a great boon for creators of all types; hopefully they don't do something to rock the boat. I keep meaning to throw a few bucks a month to a few podcasts I listen to that are on there. Time to make an account!

    1 vote