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  1. Comment on Playdate. A New Handheld Gaming System. in ~games

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    I have wanted the OP-1 from teenage engineering for years but wow the price is insane. Its a tiny keyboard synthesiser that costs $1300 USD.

    I have wanted the OP-1 from teenage engineering for years but wow the price is insane. Its a tiny keyboard synthesiser that costs $1300 USD.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Esperanto Superfans Won’t Rest Until They’ve Achieved World Domination in ~humanities

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    Current esperanto users are enthusiasts so of course it has stayed structured. As soon as your average twitter user starts using it then the language will be butchered.

    Current esperanto users are enthusiasts so of course it has stayed structured. As soon as your average twitter user starts using it then the language will be butchered.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Esperanto Superfans Won’t Rest Until They’ve Achieved World Domination in ~humanities

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    Where did English go wrong to make people use the word "Literally" to mean "not literally"? Or to make "terrific" to mean "really good" instead of "a terrifying thing"

    Where did English go wrong to make people use the word "Literally" to mean "not literally"? Or to make "terrific" to mean "really good" instead of "a terrifying thing"

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Esperanto Superfans Won’t Rest Until They’ve Achieved World Domination in ~humanities

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    The main reason I think esperanto is a useless effort is all of the good language design and constructs go out the window when the average person starts speaking it. After 50 years of esperanto...

    The main reason I think esperanto is a useless effort is all of the good language design and constructs go out the window when the average person starts speaking it. After 50 years of esperanto usage people would have changed it so much that its hardly any better than what we have now.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on The demise of a California housing measure shows how progressives abandon progressive values in their own backyards in ~misc

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    There should be some way to negatively mark posts like you can with comments.

    There should be some way to negatively mark posts like you can with comments.

  6. Comment on The demise of a California housing measure shows how progressives abandon progressive values in their own backyards in ~misc

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    Has anyone else noticed in the last few weeks tildes has been filled with links with clickbait/outrage titles recently?

    Has anyone else noticed in the last few weeks tildes has been filled with links with clickbait/outrage titles recently?

    4 votes
  7. Comment on What does your ideal Friday night look like? in ~talk

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    On Friday when work finishes we usually have a few beers and play a game of mario kart

    On Friday when work finishes we usually have a few beers and play a game of mario kart

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Playdate. A New Handheld Gaming System. in ~games

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    That makes it unsurprising but its still a bad choice.

    That makes it unsurprising but its still a bad choice.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on Playdate. A New Handheld Gaming System. in ~games

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    Yeah I'm not really sure what the point is. If I wanted a device like this to play games I would buy an original gameboy. The only way I could see this succeed is if they sell it not as a gaming...

    Yeah I'm not really sure what the point is. If I wanted a device like this to play games I would buy an original gameboy. The only way I could see this succeed is if they sell it not as a gaming device but as an educational device where you make your own games and load them on to it.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Removing Love Locks From Bridges & Statues (Honest Guide) in ~misc

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    Taking photos of things is fine. Literally no damage caused.

    Taking photos of things is fine. Literally no damage caused.

  11. Comment on Top streamers can be offered $50,000 an hour or more to play new games in ~games

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    It makes perfect sense when you think of streamers as ad slots. How much would you pay to get an hour advert put in front of 1 million people? $50,000 seems like a bargain.

    It makes perfect sense when you think of streamers as ad slots. How much would you pay to get an hour advert put in front of 1 million people? $50,000 seems like a bargain.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Antergos Linux Project Ends in ~tech

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    I'd say Fedora would be.

    I'd say Fedora would be.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Men Cause 100% of Unwanted Pregnancies in ~misc

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    So you think men should be able to make the final choice to abort the baby?

    So you think men should be able to make the final choice to abort the baby?

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Men Cause 100% of Unwanted Pregnancies in ~misc

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    Water drinkers cause 100% of terrorist attacks

    Water drinkers cause 100% of terrorist attacks

    18 votes
  15. Comment on Australia election results discussion in ~talk

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    I wonder if this means the end of Bill Shorten. At least the good news is Tony Abbot is finally gone.

    I wonder if this means the end of Bill Shorten. At least the good news is Tony Abbot is finally gone.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on @user urls? in ~tildes

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    It still looks terrible when you copy the link out of a browser

    It still looks terrible when you copy the link out of a browser

    5 votes
  17. Comment on People Are Being Arrested and Jailed Due to Hertz Erroneously Reporting Rental Cars Stolen: Report in ~news

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    Probably because you usually rent a car when on holiday where you don't have a load of time to shop around.

    Probably because you usually rent a car when on holiday where you don't have a load of time to shop around.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on On Letting People Enjoy Things in ~misc

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    What even is this. So if you tell someone to stop going on about how the thing you like is bad then you must be very insecure as well as brainwashed by marketing to like the thing? Thats quite...

    What even is this. So if you tell someone to stop going on about how the thing you like is bad then you must be very insecure as well as brainwashed by marketing to like the thing?

    Thats quite ridiculous. Its perfectly sensible to tell someone who keeps complaining about what you like to stop because its annoying. Of course people are free to write negative reviews on things, the problem comes when you are pushing them on other people who like the thing in some kind of attempt to get them to stop liking it. I think its kind of a natural human response to be somewhat upset by hearing the thing you like being called bad. I know a few times I have fallen in to that trap before thinking "Wait, this is simply one persons opinion which is no more correct than my own"

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Making Playgrounds a Little More Dangerous in ~life

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    I feel that its just a convenient fallback. Its so much easier to join an online game with your friends than it is to pester your parents and your friends parents to drive you out to a boring...

    I feel that its just a convenient fallback. Its so much easier to join an online game with your friends than it is to pester your parents and your friends parents to drive you out to a boring playground.

    Our outside spaces have failed and people will happily take the alternative. Maybe if video games didn't exist local councils would be pressured more to design better outside spaces.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Why WhatsApp Will Never Be Secure in ~tech

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    Telegram has randomly banned me and my bf as well as a few people I know without any explanation other than to "contact support". When you contact support you get told they can't do anything and...

    Telegram has randomly banned me and my bf as well as a few people I know without any explanation other than to "contact support". When you contact support you get told they can't do anything and you should send an email to this address and when you send the email they never reply. I honestly wouldn't trust it with anything important. At least with matrix.org I can switch server or host my own.

    5 votes