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  1. Comment on A Trailblazing Plan to Fight California Wildfires in ~enviro

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    That was lovely. Far more optimistic than I was expecting, it lays out how people are coming together to make a more fire-tolerant environment work for us all.

    That was lovely. Far more optimistic than I was expecting, it lays out how people are coming together to make a more fire-tolerant environment work for us all.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Alone in Public - A "No Man's Sky" Review in ~games

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    It's an interesting review, but I think that the underlying isolation has been largely removed. The existence of the Anomaly where you regularly see other people talking and buying things makes me...

    It's an interesting review, but I think that the underlying isolation has been largely removed. The existence of the Anomaly where you regularly see other people talking and buying things makes me feel more like it's an extensively instanced MMO as opposed to a truly isolated experience. The more populated spacestations feel more like towns than lonely truck stops. I'd be very interested in hearing an updated review given the changes in the last three years of development.

    Additionally, the expansive base building with an unlimited number of bases, the recent expansion of long-term resource gathering from industry you research and develop and ability to teleport back to both all of your bases and any space station you've visited makes together for a much less restless experience. The plot still guides you onward to the center, but the mechanics give you reasons to linger.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Lab-grown dairy: The next food frontier in ~science

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    Definitely looking forward to this. Giving up meat was a lot easier than milk and cheese, so this will make my transition towards a diet, that, if not vegan, will involve less cruelty to animals.

    Definitely looking forward to this. Giving up meat was a lot easier than milk and cheese, so this will make my transition towards a diet, that, if not vegan, will involve less cruelty to animals.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Qantas 'research flights' to test 19 hour non-stop London, New York to Sydney routes in ~news

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    I would absolutely need space to get out of my seat and move around. I'm not particularly claustrophobic, but the psychological pressure of essentially needing to sit down and be quiet for 20...

    I would absolutely need space to get out of my seat and move around. I'm not particularly claustrophobic, but the psychological pressure of essentially needing to sit down and be quiet for 20 hours wouldn't be pleasant.

  5. Comment on A Young Mayor Makes the Case for a Guaranteed Income in ~news

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    Total pedantry: He funded a temporary basic income for two people. The "U" in UBI is for Universal, and most of the benefit comes from the stability of lifetime payments.

    Total pedantry: He funded a temporary basic income for two people. The "U" in UBI is for Universal, and most of the benefit comes from the stability of lifetime payments.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Trump says he wants to buy Greenland – but Denmark isn't selling in ~news

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    Why does anyone treat his idea of the day with any credulity any more? I mean, yes, he's the president, but it's not like this one will go anywhere, and it seems better to laugh at him than to...

    Why does anyone treat his idea of the day with any credulity any more? I mean, yes, he's the president, but it's not like this one will go anywhere, and it seems better to laugh at him than to take him seriously when he does this distraction stuff. There's plenty of more important issues surrounding him.

    9 votes
  7. Comment on The Real Problem At Yale Is Not Free Speech in ~life

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    What evidence are you looking for here? This was one person's thoughts about Yale and its role in the world, and I'm not sure that there's a study that could prove or disprove their opinions.

    What evidence are you looking for here? This was one person's thoughts about Yale and its role in the world, and I'm not sure that there's a study that could prove or disprove their opinions.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Pop-Tarts | Gourmet Makes in ~food

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    It was nice seeing Claire in a project that wasn't so torturous. Skittles? Starburst? Those were things way, way outside of what could be done in a kitchen, even a professional one. Pop-tarts are...

    It was nice seeing Claire in a project that wasn't so torturous. Skittles? Starburst? Those were things way, way outside of what could be done in a kitchen, even a professional one. Pop-tarts are perfect. They didn't have to use the "Sad Claire violins" sound effect even once this time.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Galaxy Note 10 Hands On in ~tech

  10. Comment on Twitch Studio: “Going Live” Is Getting A Whole Lot Easier in ~games

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    Makes sense. I've tried streaming in a very casual way, and without additional software and bots to help with the streaming experience it's very bare bones. If they want to keep new people coming...

    Makes sense. I've tried streaming in a very casual way, and without additional software and bots to help with the streaming experience it's very bare bones. If they want to keep new people coming to Twitch instead of Mixer or other alternatives, making getting started as easy as possible is a great way to go about it.

  11. Comment on The “30–50 Feral Hogs” Guy Actually Had a Point in ~misc

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    As the hog-scientist in the article points out, you would not be able to kill 30-50 wild hogs with an assault rifle.

    As the hog-scientist in the article points out, you would not be able to kill 30-50 wild hogs with an assault rifle.

    9 votes
  12. Comment on Up to 40% of retail stores in Finland could go bust by 2030 – competition from online retailers will bring major upheaval in ~misc

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    As someone who has multiple friends in bike shops, they're a special case. Bike manufacturers prioritize selling to bike shops over making bikes available online because the shops will assemble...

    As someone who has multiple friends in bike shops, they're a special case. Bike manufacturers prioritize selling to bike shops over making bikes available online because the shops will assemble the bike (which is shipped unassembled and takes a professional to assemble), help you pick the right bike for you and make sure it fits you.

    Essentially, the bike shop's service is vital to the process of getting people on a bike and nothing online could replicate that.

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

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    My partner and I were only able to complete it as a team. I did most of the moving from place to place, but in the end she found the last secrets I was unable to find because I'd gotten too used...

    My partner and I were only able to complete it as a team. I did most of the moving from place to place, but in the end she found the last secrets I was unable to find because I'd gotten too used to hustling through the scenery on the way to the next objective. She went a-wandering and found so many things I'd missed. It was a great game.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Could just-add-water products save us? in ~enviro

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    I think that may depend on the item in question. This may be true for dehydrated and rehydrated meat or fruit, but given that the article is talking about personal hygiene and cleaning supplies...

    I think that may depend on the item in question. This may be true for dehydrated and rehydrated meat or fruit,
    but given that the article is talking about personal hygiene and cleaning supplies it's not really a relevant criticism. These are chemical compounds that don't have the water added for use until the consumer gets it, not something that started out with the water in it.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on 8chan goes dark after hardware provider discontinues service in ~tech

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    Him drawing parallels between himself and someone who was surrounded by ruin brought on by an attempt at an unjust revenge is an interesting choice.

    Him drawing parallels between himself and someone who was surrounded by ruin brought on by an attempt at an unjust revenge is an interesting choice.

    22 votes
  16. Comment on What old game would you most want to see remastered/remade? in ~games

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    Why would higher definition sprites improve the game?

    Why would higher definition sprites improve the game?

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Twitch streamer Ninja leaves Twitch and will be streaming on Mixer in ~games

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    Mixer is a better experience and doesn't punish shock-jock antics (like filming in public bathrooms when little kids are in there) with only a month's suspension the way Twitch did. It doesn't...

    Mixer is a better experience and doesn't punish shock-jock antics (like filming in public bathrooms when little kids are in there) with only a month's suspension the way Twitch did.

    It doesn't have as much market share, but I like it better.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Tildĩstas, what is your guilty pleasure food? in ~talk

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    It's a spicy gyro pizza from an Indian pizza place. Masala spiced lamb with onions, green peppers, and tomatoes with some kind of spicy tomato cream sauce. It's weird and really good.

    It's a spicy gyro pizza from an Indian pizza place. Masala spiced lamb with onions, green peppers, and tomatoes with some kind of spicy tomato cream sauce. It's weird and really good.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Researchers at Uppsala University have successfully created the world's first paper battery in ~tech

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    Are there any other sources that talk about it in more detail? Both the English and the (Google translated) Swedish merely talk about paper with "battery properties" and water, but say nothing...

    Are there any other sources that talk about it in more detail? Both the English and the (Google translated) Swedish merely talk about paper with "battery properties" and water, but say nothing more about how it works?

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Proposals for new groups - July 2019 in ~tildes.official

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    I would love to be able to filter out all videos, as I'm not generally in a place to appreciate content in that format, but currently videos are rarely tagged as such.

    I would love to be able to filter out all videos, as I'm not generally in a place to appreciate content in that format, but currently videos are rarely tagged as such.

    3 votes