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  1. Comment on GeForce Now cloud gaming service adds new RTX 3080 membership tier, supporting streaming at up to 1440p and 120 FPS in ~games

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    I'd also assume the gear on this tier will get upgraded while your parts are gonna stay the same. If I had the internet to use cloud gaming, I'd really think hard about getting this sub. I'm stuck...

    I'd also assume the gear on this tier will get upgraded while your parts are gonna stay the same. If I had the internet to use cloud gaming, I'd really think hard about getting this sub. I'm stuck on decent LTE for now, but the Xcloud streaming barely works still.

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  2. Comment on Hobby update: I had my first live show! in ~music

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    Thanks. Yeah, I've always been a music fan but now that I'm writing an album I've really grown to appreciate the effort put into making an album from scratch.

    Thanks. Yeah, I've always been a music fan but now that I'm writing an album I've really grown to appreciate the effort put into making an album from scratch.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Hobby update: I had my first live show! in ~music

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    Good question. I've written, performed and produced all of these tracks myself. In the very first track the bass is played by Vacant Sundays. :)

    Good question. I've written, performed and produced all of these tracks myself. In the very first track the bass is played by Vacant Sundays. :)

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Hobby update: I had my first live show! in ~music

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    Some of you might remember me posting about my first steps into actually releasing music. Well, now I had the chance to perform live for the first time ever! Filmed in a former studio of a radio...

    Some of you might remember me posting about my first steps into actually releasing music. Well, now I had the chance to perform live for the first time ever!

    Filmed in a former studio of a radio station in Helsinki, the event was live streamed last month and I got to perform 6 songs of my own!

    9 votes
  5. Comment on Vihreä liitto become first party in the Finnish Parliament to call for legalisation of cannabis – initiative approved at party conference by narrowest possible majority 183-181 in ~news

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    It's worth noting that the 183-181 vote figure wasnt' exactly for-and-against the decriminalization part. It was to choose between two different party programs, both of which were...

    It's worth noting that the 183-181 vote figure wasnt' exactly for-and-against the decriminalization part. It was to choose between two different party programs, both of which were pro-decriminalization at the least.

    Also, Vihreä liitto is aiming for decriminalization first.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Vihreä liitto become first party in the Finnish Parliament to call for legalisation of cannabis – initiative approved at party conference by narrowest possible majority 183-181 in ~news

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    With quick googling the number from 2018 of 25-34 year olds Finns that have at least once tried 'an illegal substance' is 45%. I'd assume that in University circles the number is higher, and I'm...

    With quick googling the number from 2018 of 25-34 year olds Finns that have at least once tried 'an illegal substance' is 45%. I'd assume that in University circles the number is higher, and I'm pretty sure it was reported to be 50-60% a few years ago.

    From what I gather the pandemic has caused an increase in drug use in general in Finland. There's not much solid data so far, though.

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  7. Comment on Officer claims Sheriff's office told him to play copyrighted music to shut down citizens' recordings in ~tech

  8. Comment on Vihreä liitto become first party in the Finnish Parliament to call for legalisation of cannabis – initiative approved at party conference by narrowest possible majority 183-181 in ~news

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    I don't have any numbers in front of me and I'm too lazy to dig them up on my lunch break, but the TL:DR; would be something like: Most university students openly admit to having at least tried...

    I don't have any numbers in front of me and I'm too lazy to dig them up on my lunch break, but the TL:DR; would be something like:

    Most university students openly admit to having at least tried weed. Generally the younger the person the more likely it is that they're at least pro decriminalization.

    In the US there are large segments of the population that are against legalizing it, mainly because of a long campaign of racist policies by our politicians.

    Kind of the same thing here. I don't think it's as rooted in racism but more so that we are incredibly stubborn to make any meaningful change in large things like prohibition of drugs. The boomers (pardon the expression) of the parties have come out in debates with arguments like "We can't simply start making things legal that are illegal".

    Since it's the enviromentally conscious party that is suggesting this, I've seen a hundred "BUT WEED MAKES A TON MORE CO2 THAN BEER!!" type comments online from both politicians and members of the general public. That's usually the extent of their statements.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on Vihreä liitto become first party in the Finnish Parliament to call for legalisation of cannabis – initiative approved at party conference by narrowest possible majority 183-181 in ~news

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    I was gonna post this yesterday but the English version of the article wasn't up yet. Fuck. Yes. This is a great step for at least the discussion in Finnish politics. I think the 183-181 is too...

    I was gonna post this yesterday but the English version of the article wasn't up yet.

    Fuck. Yes. This is a great step for at least the discussion in Finnish politics. I think the 183-181 is too close to be simply a coincidence. It gives the Greens an easy backpedal if they ever need to.. "Well as you might recall it barely made it through the vote internally in our party"

    ..okay I'll loosen the tinfoil and roll up a joint. Oh wait I can't it's still illegal and that's not changing any time soon.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on The Matrix Resurrections – Official trailer 1 in ~movies

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    I haven't been keeping up with this at all so the returning characters were a nice surprise. I wasn't expecting much after the last two but now I'm interested.

    I haven't been keeping up with this at all so the returning characters were a nice surprise. I wasn't expecting much after the last two but now I'm interested.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Kanye West - Donda [2021] in ~music

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    Most? Disagree. I think hip hop fans can think of his antics as clowny but still appreciate the artistry.

    Most? Disagree. I think hip hop fans can think of his antics as clowny but still appreciate the artistry.

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

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    hey! I play an ironman too! I started 2 years ago or so and have been playing off and on. I'm around 1760 total level I think? I'd love to have people to chat with ingame =)

    hey! I play an ironman too! I started 2 years ago or so and have been playing off and on. I'm around 1760 total level I think? I'd love to have people to chat with ingame =)

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Kanye West - Donda [2021] in ~music

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    Kanye finally released the album hip hop heads have been at the very least curious about for a while. Its an hour and 44 minutes long, so I'll post my thoughts later. I just wanted to give...

    Kanye finally released the album hip hop heads have been at the very least curious about for a while. Its an hour and 44 minutes long, so I'll post my thoughts later. I just wanted to give everyone a heads up who might be interested in this!

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Netflix intensifies ‘VPN ban’ and targets residential IP-addresses too in ~tech

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    Thank you and pArSeC and streblo for taking the time to answer!

    Thank you and pArSeC and streblo for taking the time to answer!

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Netflix intensifies ‘VPN ban’ and targets residential IP-addresses too in ~tech

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    Easily? Color me intrigued. What would the steps be?

    Easily? Color me intrigued. What would the steps be?

  16. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I've kept busy as I'm working on my debut solo album. I'm about 60-70% there I'd say. Gotta finish up writing a handful of tracks and do some mixing / new takes on some. Album art I commissioned...

    I've kept busy as I'm working on my debut solo album. I'm about 60-70% there I'd say. Gotta finish up writing a handful of tracks and do some mixing / new takes on some. Album art I commissioned is coming along nicely and I'm having a blast. Been looking into pressing vinyl records and tapes.

    Oh, and I had two of my songs played on the radio! Radio Helsinki in particular. Sparks feat. Vacant Sundays and the debut single of our band Noise Job, Medication.

    https://radiohelsinki.page.link/6zvb Show in Finnish, my stuff starts playing at around the 20:00 mark.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Activision Blizzard hires union-busting firm as workers start to come together in ~games

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    I really can't see myself in good conscience supporting this company financially or by engaging with their products. This latest move is just another one in a list of abhorrent decisions.

    I really can't see myself in good conscience supporting this company financially or by engaging with their products. This latest move is just another one in a list of abhorrent decisions.

    11 votes