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  1. Comment on How politics poisoned the Evangelical church in ~humanities

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    I want to come back to this later when I have time and mental capacity to flesh out my thoughts more but I really appreciate this post. I agree with it a lot. I'm just having a really hard time...

    I want to come back to this later when I have time and mental capacity to flesh out my thoughts more but I really appreciate this post. I agree with it a lot. I'm just having a really hard time organizing my thoughts into words.

    What I'm not convinced of is that this means that we should withdraw from public life altogether, or somehow divorce our beliefs from our politics.

    IMO the push you're describing is a subset of the rationalist/logic movement where feelings and emotions need to be divorced from making decisions. It is a really common mindset on this site. To me, this is one side of the coin, with the other being what this article is criticizing. Beliefs should not be divorced from your politics. It does not matter if your beliefs come from "logic" or from a religious book. Your morals should be your guide to your politics. There is a world of difference between someone advocating for religious laws and someone following their morals (which they derived in part from their religion) to make political decisions.

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  2. Comment on Netflix customers canceling service increasingly includes long-term subscribers in ~tv

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    I'd like to cancel my Netflix subscription one day. I have to find a place that has access to consistent subs for Korean and Chinese TV shows first but after that I think that's the only real...

    I'd like to cancel my Netflix subscription one day. I have to find a place that has access to consistent subs for Korean and Chinese TV shows first but after that I think that's the only real thing left holding me to Netflix.

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  3. Comment on Review: Balldo in ~life

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    This gives a whole new meaning to “balls-deep”

    This gives a whole new meaning to “balls-deep”

    7 votes
  4. Comment on Happy 4th Birthday, Tildes! in ~tildes

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    I would say it's probably unlikely. The last one happened in 2020 with no talk of one happening in 2021. It is certainly possible though. Grzmot did most of the heavy lifting and it appears they...

    I would say it's probably unlikely. The last one happened in 2020 with no talk of one happening in 2021. It is certainly possible though. Grzmot did most of the heavy lifting and it appears they are still around (or at least they were as of April 1st). I'd love to see the results of a 2022 tildes census though.

    7 votes
  5. Comment on Netflix stock price drops 35%, posting biggest fall since 2004 in ~finance

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    Alright, I tried. I tried really hard to stick it out with streaming. I’m finally done. Anyone know a good site/app for discovering new shows? The only thing Netflix has going for it at this...

    Alright, I tried. I tried really hard to stick it out with streaming. I’m finally done. Anyone know a good site/app for discovering new shows? The only thing Netflix has going for it at this moment is that it makes discovering new shows easier than pirating, where I need to know what I want to watch in advance. If I can get over that bump I’ll be free to cancel. Bonus points if it can suggest Korean and Chinese shows.

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  6. Comment on I can't stand how many adults actively campaign for the suffering of children in ~talk

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    My mom isn't quite as bad as the parents in these groups are but I can still see a lot of the same mentalities in her. As close of a direct quote as possible (said to me when I was 26): "If it was...

    But overall, it seems like they oppose it because it threatens their control over their children, as if they were puppets to command.

    My mom isn't quite as bad as the parents in these groups are but I can still see a lot of the same mentalities in her. As close of a direct quote as possible (said to me when I was 26): "If it was up to me you would still be living with your dad and me at home and spend nights with us. I think your dad and I taught you to have too much free will." Just a really weird and fucked mentality that I do not get at all.

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  7. Comment on Will Smith slaps Chris Rock on the stage of The Oscars in ~tv

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    this is another part of it for me. Chris Rock got slapped in the face one time by Will Smith and then Will walked away and sat down. Will didn't stab him, he didn't beat the shit out of him, he...

    it's not like Will Smith stabbed Chris Rock or anything

    this is another part of it for me. Chris Rock got slapped in the face one time by Will Smith and then Will walked away and sat down. Will didn't stab him, he didn't beat the shit out of him, he didn't even punch him. He slapped him in the face one time.

    I understand why you and other people might be hesitant or conflicted around this too. I really do. I don't love violence and choose not to resort to it myself. I would have preferred Will Smith didn't slap Chris Rock. I get why he it though.

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  8. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    If you find resources that you have success with I would be very appreciative if you could let me know. My wife is having similar struggles getting started with fitness because so much of the...

    If you find resources that you have success with I would be very appreciative if you could let me know. My wife is having similar struggles getting started with fitness because so much of the advice out there is either (a) really not all that good of advice/is actively damaging or (b) really bad advice for someone recovering from an eating disorder and has all the issues that come along with that, both mental and physical.

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  9. Comment on Will Smith slaps Chris Rock on the stage of The Oscars in ~tv

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    I do not endorse Will Smith choosing violence. I have no problem with Will Smith choosing to hit Chris Rock. It is not the choice I'd like to have seen him make, but I do not think the actions he...

    I do not endorse Will Smith choosing violence. I have no problem with Will Smith choosing to hit Chris Rock. It is not the choice I'd like to have seen him make, but I do not think the actions he chose are an unacceptable response. I have spent enough of my life getting torn down for my auto-immune disorder under the guise of "its just a joke" and had the high road lead nowhere but more harassment that yeah, I'm fine with Chris Rock getting slapped in the face.

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  10. Comment on Will Smith slaps Chris Rock on the stage of The Oscars in ~tv

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    Jada Pickett-Smith has been incredibly open in interviews about her struggles with alopecia, including how it has ruined her self esteem and had her "shaking with fear" when the hair loss was...

    Jada Pickett-Smith has been incredibly open in interviews about her struggles with alopecia, including how it has ruined her self esteem and had her "shaking with fear" when the hair loss was happening because she knew how it would effect her career and how the world viewed her. Chris Rock knows how sensitive the topic of a black woman's hair is given he made an entire movie about unfair beauty standards for black women and how black women are pressured to make their hair "more white" with products that often lead to premature hair loss. He made a shitty joke about something he knows is a sensitive topic for black women in general and that JPS has said is a major point of self-esteem and confidence issues that were caused by an autoimmune disorder, and then instead of moving on from the joke he complained that the crowd reacted negatively to it.

    8 votes
  11. Comment on Harry Potter (a literary analysis) in ~books

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    One of the things I found really interesting about this video was how different the books and movies are. My partner is a big HP fan, though kind of to Shaun's point they mostly read fanfic of...

    One of the things I found really interesting about this video was how different the books and movies are. My partner is a big HP fan, though kind of to Shaun's point they mostly read fanfic of people trying to fix problems JK wrote in, or investigating ideas JK just dropped after a surface level take. Since they are a fan, I've been learning more about the HP universe because I didn't really give a shit about it growing up. All my experience with the series was from watching the movies (I think I might have read the first 4 books as they were released while I was in like 3rd grade and then stopped after that?). So when I was hearing Shaun talk I was really confused because I didn't remember half of the things he talked about. Then he'd follow it up with "And smartly, the movies changed this". Wild to think about how massive of an IP and cultural influence Harry Potter is, and how drastically different the characters are between books and movies and I just hadn't heard about it at all before now.

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  12. Comment on You should listen to CDs in ~music

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    Out of curiosity, have you or @Akir tried Tidal? If so, did you notice a difference in quality? I got a free subscription for a year when I signed up for my phone contract. The big pitch on all...

    Out of curiosity, have you or @Akir tried Tidal? If so, did you notice a difference in quality? I got a free subscription for a year when I signed up for my phone contract. The big pitch on all the signs and marketing was that the sound quality was significantly better than any other streaming service. However, I have terrible hearing so I doubt I'd ever be able to pick up the difference if one existed.

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  13. Comment on You should listen to CDs in ~music

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    Your comment made me curious so I dug out my cd collection and texted my friend who has 2 massive trunks full of vinyl and cds. I can remember exactly where I was and/or who gave me every cd in my...

    Your comment made me curious so I dug out my cd collection and texted my friend who has 2 massive trunks full of vinyl and cds. I can remember exactly where I was and/or who gave me every cd in my collection. My friend cannot do the same given he has over 1000 cd's some of which were bought/given in bulk, but he could do it with a shockingly high percent of his collection. I never really thought about and realized how much of my love for my cd collection came from the memories associated with them. So thank you for that :)

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  14. Comment on ‘Futurama’ revival ordered at Hulu with multiple original cast members returning in ~tv

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    This was the issue my wife had with the show (and sort of me but less so). I think it was most prominent in either season 2 or 3? I can't really remember anymore its been a while since I watched....

    This was the issue my wife had with the show (and sort of me but less so). I think it was most prominent in either season 2 or 3? I can't really remember anymore its been a while since I watched. The whole season you would see characters get shit on and kicked while they are down repeatedly with varying tones of comedy and seriousness that made the tone a bit confusing, but then you get to a season finale and really sit down and think about it and the status quo hasn't changed despite an entire season of things happening. Which would be fine, if it didn't feel like the show seems to imply/think that things have changed.

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  15. Comment on ‘Futurama’ revival ordered at Hulu with multiple original cast members returning in ~tv

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    found the answer to your question of "why are they doing this" :P Edited; I didn't like the tone my phrasing implied.

    isn't a rotting husk being milked for all it's still worth by Fox.

    found the answer to your question of "why are they doing this" :P

    Edited; I didn't like the tone my phrasing implied.

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  16. Comment on ‘Futurama’ revival ordered at Hulu with multiple original cast members returning in ~tv

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    Regardless of if this revival is good or not, I'm still super pissed as a Futurama fan. The finale of Futurama was one of the best series finales I have ever seen. It being a season finale instead...

    Regardless of if this revival is good or not, I'm still super pissed as a Futurama fan. The finale of Futurama was one of the best series finales I have ever seen. It being a season finale instead really deflates the quality of the episode IMO.

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  17. Comment on What's on your mind? in ~talk

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    @TemulentTeatotaler Very small story that might only be funny to me: Just got headhunted today by a tech company called Jellyfish. It took me an embarrassing amount of time to piece together that...

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    Very small story that might only be funny to me: Just got headhunted today by a tech company called Jellyfish. It took me an embarrassing amount of time to piece together that this was not the open-source project Jellyfin. I was sitting at my desk like "Really? The open-source video streaming project that didn't have a ton of programmers just raised $71m in funding and is hiring full-time infrastructure engineers? Weird..."

    Please lord let the coffee get into my bloodstream.

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  18. Comment on How do you approach games with moral choices? in ~games

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    Please ask before you base your characters off me :P

    My character is on the surface generally for the good things; he wants people to thrive. But he is also a manipulative liar who mainly just wants you to like him. And if you are rich he will probably steal from you if he thinks he won’t get caught. Either way he will stick himself in your business.

    Please ask before you base your characters off me :P

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  19. Comment on How do you approach games with moral choices? in ~games

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    Oh its a great video. So here is his Fallout 3 is Garbage video. This was later followed up by his video Fallout: New Vegas is Genius. I would suggest watching the whole thing so you have full...

    Oh its a great video. So here is his Fallout 3 is Garbage video. This was later followed up by his video Fallout: New Vegas is Genius. I would suggest watching the whole thing so you have full context for his arguments, but if you understandably don't have the time or desire, you can start at 54:05 which is Part 5 and the section on morality in games. It lasts about 20m and I hear echos of the video in @PapaNacho's comment.

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  20. Comment on How do you approach games with moral choices? in ~games

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    The more I think about it the more confident I am that it was most likely a subsection of one of hbombs fallout videos. If you’ve seen those you probably will have seen what im thinking of. If not...

    The more I think about it the more confident I am that it was most likely a subsection of one of hbombs fallout videos. If you’ve seen those you probably will have seen what im thinking of. If not I’ll like to the time code in his video when I find it

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