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

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    Chivalry 2. It's great.

    Chivalry 2. It's great.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion USD in ~games

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    I like the possibility of more games on gamepass even though they'll probably raise the price as a result. I don't like monopolies.

    I like the possibility of more games on gamepass even though they'll probably raise the price as a result. I don't like monopolies.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Celebrated "Christmas"... A few family member were sick from covid toward the end of last year, so we delayed it a bit.

    Celebrated "Christmas"... A few family member were sick from covid toward the end of last year, so we delayed it a bit.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I read about 1/3 of the book before giving it away to someone that I think may find more use with it. It was a pretty good read up to that point, but nothing too ground breaking.

    I read about 1/3 of the book before giving it away to someone that I think may find more use with it. It was a pretty good read up to that point, but nothing too ground breaking.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Why is every young person in America watching ‘The Sopranos’? in ~tv

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    I've never seen it. I've also never seen The Godfather movies. Am I missing out?

    I've never seen it. I've also never seen The Godfather movies. Am I missing out?

    2 votes
  6. Comment on As women become 60% of all US college students and continue to outpace & outperform men, the WSJ takes a look at how colleges and students feel about it in ~humanities

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    What is the college enrollment difference by sex in other countries?

    What is the college enrollment difference by sex in other countries?

    2 votes
  7. Comment on A deeper look into how YouTube’s recommendation system works in ~tech

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    Is it that complicated? I get recommended the same videos everyday unless I click the "Not Interested" option.

    Is it that complicated? I get recommended the same videos everyday unless I click the "Not Interested" option.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on What's a hidden health issue you live with? in ~health

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    What's a hidden health issue you have to manage? ADHD. It's not so much that it's "hidden", but that the disorder entails much more than just being a hyper kid. What is it like for you?...

    What's a hidden health issue you have to manage?
    ADHD. It's not so much that it's "hidden", but that the disorder entails much more than just being a hyper kid.

    What is it like for you?
    Frustrating.
    How does it affect your life?
    As a kid in grade school, it was inattentiveness, misbehaving, and forgetfulness. As an adult it's morphed into procrastination, anxiety, bouts of depression, and lack of motivation.
    What do you want other people to understand about it?
    It's much more than being hyper, lazy, or stupid. Here's a short video about it.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on Crash Bandicoot dev on optimizing for the PlayStation | War Stories in ~games.game_design

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    Super interesting, thank you for this. I grew up on crash, and PS1.

    Super interesting, thank you for this. I grew up on crash, and PS1.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I've very recently just gotten back into reading. Last week, while on vacation, I finished a quick read that I randomly picked up at CVS called "Choppy Water", and judging by the cover, I thought...

    I've very recently just gotten back into reading. Last week, while on vacation, I finished a quick read that I randomly picked up at CVS called "Choppy Water", and judging by the cover, I thought it would be about a sailboat in... choppy water, but it turned out to be much more. It was simple, but flowed well enough to keep my attention.

    I did try to read Dune, but fell off about 50 pages in. Maybe I'll try an audiobook version.

    I just received a few books that I ordered online including, Driven to Distraction (a book about ADHD), The Old Man and the Sea, Children of Time, and Lonesome Dove. I'm excited to read.

    6 votes