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  1. Comment on Tour de France comes to Denmark – anticipation mounts in greatest cycling nation in the world for world's greatest cycling race in ~sports

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    !! I should have repatriated to denmark ages ago. . .

    half of all copenhagen commuters commute by bike

    !!
    I should have repatriated to denmark ages ago. . .

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  2. Comment on ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ catapults past $1B at worldwide box office in ~movies

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    It’s more an intuition than a thought, but it’s connected to the military driven messaging in the first one, all the stuff about who tom cruise is as a person, and the (religious) authoritarianism...

    It’s more an intuition than a thought, but it’s connected to the military driven messaging in the first one, all the stuff about who tom cruise is as a person, and the (religious) authoritarianism of the current court. I haven’t seen the new one, and people i love and respect have seen it and approve of it. I will see it, and then perhaps think more deeply on it amd share.

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  3. Comment on ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ catapults past $1B at worldwide box office in ~movies

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    In my mind, this performance and recent scotus performance are related. Edit: By “performance “ i mean the movie’s popularity, and the output of scotus.

    In my mind, this performance and recent scotus performance are related.

    Edit: By “performance “ i mean the movie’s popularity, and the output of scotus.

  4. Comment on Your favorite low budget indie flicks in ~movies

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    I can’t say I have a favorite, but phantasm should be on this list. O e or two of the films may have had a decent budget, but not the series overall. And it’s amazing.

    I can’t say I have a favorite, but phantasm should be on this list. O e or two of the films may have had a decent budget, but not the series overall. And it’s amazing.

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  5. Comment on Former federal judge warns of danger to American democracy in ~news

  6. Comment on I tried free solo (rock climbing with no ropes) with Alex Honnold. Insane experience! in ~hobbies

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    There’s a bigger question of individual risk and community risk, as well as perceived risk and objective risk. There is a quantifiable and much higher risk of death and serious injury during free...

    There’s a bigger question of individual risk and community risk, as well as perceived risk and objective risk.

    There is a quantifiable and much higher risk of death and serious injury during free solo v roped climbing.

    Whether that risk is acceptable to the individual is up to them, but there is a social cost to bad outcomes, and society should be able to choose to curb the activity or charge you the cost of the risk up front. In some places, search and rescue will send you an invoice for your extraction.

    My view, as a thrillseeker myself (backcountry mtb), is that free solo is way over the line.

    Honestly, extreme sports are really not much different from addiction, except espn doesn’t have a competitive crack show.

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  7. Comment on I tried free solo (rock climbing with no ropes) with Alex Honnold. Insane experience! in ~hobbies

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    I mean, free solo is kinda insane. Seems like a lot of needless risk for thrillseeking.

    I mean, free solo is kinda insane. Seems like a lot of needless risk for thrillseeking.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on I should be able to mute America in ~tech

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    In my recovery group, we call that addiction to excitement.

    In my recovery group, we call that addiction to excitement.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on ‘A mass invasion of privacy’ but no penalties for Tim Hortons in ~tech

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    Donuts uber alles.

    Donuts uber alles.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Weekly megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - June 9 in ~news

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    200 a day is a huge number. Thats 6000 per month, 72k per year, and more than the average yearly deaths of the north vietnamese during that war.

    200 a day is a huge number. Thats 6000 per month, 72k per year, and more than the average yearly deaths of the north vietnamese during that war.

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  11. Comment on Black Adam | Official trailer 1 in ~movies

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    DC can do a good job. Shazam was awesome, so was The Suicide Squad and peacemaker. For a while, the arrow. Yes it’s the same tale in different clothes, but that doesn’t make it unentertaining....

    DC can do a good job. Shazam was awesome, so was The Suicide Squad and peacemaker. For a while, the arrow.

    Yes it’s the same tale in different clothes, but that doesn’t make it unentertaining.

    Personally this looks good to me, i like the near future setting.

    Also, The Rock has a lot of charisma, even phoning it in he’s pretty good like pizza and sex.

    6 votes
  12. Comment on My experience with Windows 10 in ~tech

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    Os/2 warp?

    another proprietary system that offers even less user freedom and software availability than Windows, albeit still built by a trillion dollar tech giant

    Os/2 warp?

    1 vote
  13. Comment on The box office, two years later in ~movies

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    This is quite detailed. Are you a professional in the industry?

    This is quite detailed. Are you a professional in the industry?

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  14. Comment on Mass shooters overwhelmingly fit a certain profile in ~life

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    I feel like I’ve read this article multiple times across 20 years of paying attention. The tldr is that these kids are really troubled kids with horrific backgrounds that pulverized their...

    I feel like I’ve read this article multiple times across 20 years of paying attention. The tldr is that these kids are really troubled kids with horrific backgrounds that pulverized their innocence, and these acts are them trying to address unbearable pain, and if we had decent compassion in this society a lot of these things wouldn’t happen.

    It puts me in a bleak mood because it doesn’t seem like we are capable of more compassion. Perhaps climate disaster is a gift.

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  15. Comment on Texas school shooting kills nineteen children, two adults in ~news

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    I can't seem to find it now, but I recently watch a low quality youtube where a guy attends a recovering conspiracy theorist meeting. They go around the circle where the group reacts with empathy...

    I can't seem to find it now, but I recently watch a low quality youtube where a guy attends a recovering conspiracy theorist meeting. They go around the circle where the group reacts with empathy as each reveals the outlandish theories they used to believe: underground lizards, Jewish overlords, free energy. Then they get to the newcomer, who blurts out that he used to believe in trickle down economics, and everyone bursts out laughing.

    If I had the wherewithal, I'd remake the video with the line "I used to believe that if everyone walked around armed the result would be less instead of more shootings!"

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  16. Apple references in *Severence* plus a couple others

    I'm really struck with the references in this show. As an aside, it's a really enjoyable show. And this time, unlike Lost, I expect to be let down at the end, and am just appreciating the ride as...

    I'm really struck with the references in this show. As an aside, it's a really enjoyable show. And this time, unlike Lost, I expect to be let down at the end, and am just appreciating the ride as long as I can til it goes dumb. It's also awfully familiar to some other recent shows, like Homecoming and Loki. I've only just finished ep 2. Thank you, red letter media for the introduction.

    Interesting references:

    Mark Scout looks a lot like original macintosh era Steve Jobs.
    Lumon -> Lemon -> Apple
    using a logo without text. Also, the teardrop, if you squint and abstract a little, is like an inverted apple with the bite gone
    corporate aesthetic is like evil Jony Ive Apple (I've heard tell it's not unlike 60's IBM), not counting the old testament painting.
    founder's cult
    I feel like I'm forgetting a couple.

    Non Apple references:
    Portal (and portal 2): opening animation, instruction books

    The Matrix: scary codes on a screen, black goo

    The Cube Series: general plotline (I am only on ep 2, mind you).

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  17. Comment on Introducing: AMD Privacy View in ~tech

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    Could this technology be used to place the cursor where I’m looking? I’m frequently switching my attention to a different window, and then begin typing without clicking first, such that my text...

    Could this technology be used to place the cursor where I’m looking? I’m frequently switching my attention to a different window, and then begin typing without clicking first, such that my text appears in the other window.

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  18. Comment on ISIS plotting to assassinate George W. Bush in Dallas in ~news

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    Indeed. Your thoughts are particularly troubling now i’ve referred tfa. Worse still, weren’t recent shooters making their invectives public? Seems if we can identify such a plot as this by...

    Indeed. Your thoughts are particularly troubling now i’ve referred tfa. Worse still, weren’t recent shooters making their invectives public? Seems if we can identify such a plot as this by monitoring mere meta-data we could spot violent offenders through publicly available data. It’s good to be the king, i guess.

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  19. Comment on ISIS plotting to assassinate George W. Bush in Dallas in ~news

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    I get the sentiment, but theoretically at least, nsa, cia, and military are supposed to avoid domestic action.

    I get the sentiment, but theoretically at least, nsa, cia, and military are supposed to avoid domestic action.

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  20. Comment on Megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - May 23-24 in ~news

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    Say what you will about the. current US supreme court, but they are all very much intellectual. So was Kissinger for that matter. I suspect Chomsky belongs to that band of intellectuals who...

    Say what you will about the. current US supreme court, but they are all very much intellectual. So was Kissinger for that matter.

    I suspect Chomsky belongs to that band of intellectuals who somehow still hope Russia is merely in a transformation phase on its way to a Trotsky paradise.

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