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  1. Comment on The only way to rein in big tech is to treat them as a public service in ~tech

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    Only when the competition is imperfect though, right ? With no barriers to entry or exit, rational buyers, no externalities, perfect information, etc. Monopolies wouldn't exist.

    Monopolies are a natural market activity

    Only when the competition is imperfect though, right ?
    With no barriers to entry or exit, rational buyers, no externalities, perfect information, etc. Monopolies wouldn't exist.

  2. Comment on Former Mozilla exec: Google has sabotaged Firefox for years in ~tech

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    That's just what happens with monopolies. Microsoft is complaining now but remember when Netscape was around ? It was the best navigator but Microsoft decided to come up with Internet Explorer and...

    That's just what happens with monopolies. Microsoft is complaining now but remember when Netscape was around ? It was the best navigator but Microsoft decided to come up with Internet Explorer and make it free to drive them out of business

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Hunchback of Notre-Dame goes to top of bestseller list after fire in ~books

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    That bastard probably started the fire to sell more books

    More importantly, isn't it weird that Victor Hugo was nowhere to be seen at around the same time the church was burning up...

    That bastard probably started the fire to sell more books

    4 votes
  4. Comment on What To Expect From Sony's Next-Gen PlayStation in ~games

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    I guess all the people replying to my comment have proved me I shouldn't make statements without actual data to back them up, my bad. My original intent was to say that people who really care...

    I guess all the people replying to my comment have proved me I shouldn't make statements without actual data to back them up, my bad.

    My original intent was to say that people who really care about specs and graphics will most likely buy a PC if they have the money (they are old enough). There might also be a correlation between the type of game you play and the gaming hardware you buy. FPS players who like online games are maybe most likely to buy a PC and forget consoles completly whereas other players might prefer the advantages of a console ( wide variety of games, no need to upgrade constantly, etc.).

    3 votes
  5. Comment on What To Expect From Sony's Next-Gen PlayStation in ~games

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    I think most people today who are 20+ years old play on PC and have a console as an extra to play games that are exclusive. They keep using specs to market their new console, but what matter in...

    I think most people today who are 20+ years old play on PC and have a console as an extra to play games that are exclusive. They keep using specs to market their new console, but what matter in the end are the games.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1 discussion in ~tv

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    He should have first ridden on in the heat of battle. Imagine this : Jon is struggling and getting surrounded and out of nowhere Rhaegal, the dragon named after his father, comes and saves him as...

    He should have first ridden on in the heat of battle. Imagine this : Jon is struggling and getting surrounded and out of nowhere Rhaegal, the dragon named after his father, comes and saves him as he jumps seamlessly on his back

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1 discussion in ~tv

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    I don't think he will. Quite the contrary. He's going to defend him in front of Daenerys and Sansa. The fact that he pushed him was his destiny. He was supposed to become the three-eyed raven. He...

    I don't think he will. Quite the contrary. He's going to defend him in front of Daenerys and Sansa. The fact that he pushed him was his destiny. He was supposed to become the three-eyed raven. He had to lose his legs in order to be able to fly.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on The key to glorifying a questionable diet? Be a tech bro and call it 'biohacking' in ~health

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    What I meant is there is no single best diet for everyone. And the example you mentioned are just part of what constitutes a diet. There are many factors to take into account and those factors may...

    What I meant is there is no single best diet for everyone. And the example you mentioned are just part of what constitutes a diet. There are many factors to take into account and those factors may vary from individual to individual.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on The key to glorifying a questionable diet? Be a tech bro and call it 'biohacking' in ~health

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    I think any honest dietitian will tell you that there is no best diet to follow. There are general guidelines to follow to be healthier like the ones you mentioned (cutting sugar, processed food,...

    I think any honest dietitian will tell you that there is no best diet to follow. There are general guidelines to follow to be healthier like the ones you mentioned (cutting sugar, processed food, etc.), but I reckon the rest is specific to your body and way of life.
    A good diet is no diet at all. You should be eating the same way year round. You're not supposed to suffer for 2 months by cutting like crazy and then getting all your weight back when you can't do it anymore.

    What if you need to be focused during the day at your job and not have insulin spikes ? Then you have to eat most of your calories at night. If you're an athlete on the other hand, you'll need to be fresh in the morning to exercise and you have free time in the afternoon to eat.

    You seem to think that we don't know enough about diet, I think we know too much. Are we really supposed to eat perfectly ? Our bodies are designed to filter toxins to a certain extent so why lose our minds over this level of optimization.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Disney+ launches on November 12 for $6.99/mo, plus new Marvel, Star Wars series in ~movies

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    I think the platform is going to be successful just because it will cater to kids who love Disney movies. Soon every parent will have a subscription for their kids.

    I think the platform is going to be successful just because it will cater to kids who love Disney movies. Soon every parent will have a subscription for their kids.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on How has playing a video game helped you in an unexpected way? in ~games

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    I think the most prominent thing is finger coordination. It's insanely developed in all gamers but pretty useless in life. Just look at how hard it is for a person who's never touched a controller...

    I think the most prominent thing is finger coordination. It's insanely developed in all gamers but pretty useless in life. Just look at how hard it is for a person who's never touched a controller to even do anything in a video game.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on The golden age of YouTube is over - The platform was built on the backs of independent creators, but now YouTube is abandoning them for more traditional content in ~tech

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    Even twitch is starting to become like Youtube. You can still watch niche streamers, but the increase of overall users is bringing drastic changes. Just like on Youtube, when the number of viewer...

    Even twitch is starting to become like Youtube. You can still watch niche streamers, but the increase of overall users is bringing drastic changes. Just like on Youtube, when the number of viewer increases, the content becomes naturally less chaotic (and thus less creative). You start to see hacky trends of a lot of people doing the same thing. With a big platform, when something works, everybody starts to naturally imitate that thing. We saw that with prank channels on Youtube. At first they were funny and creative, then they became really obnoxious because there were too many of them.

    8 votes
  13. Comment on Should harder games have "Easy modes"? in ~games

  14. Comment on Should harder games have "Easy modes"? in ~games

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    When the game uses superficial criteria to make it hard then yes, otherwise no. For example, if a game is hard because enemies have a lot of health, or you lack damage, making you have to grind...

    When the game uses superficial criteria to make it hard then yes, otherwise no.

    For example, if a game is hard because enemies have a lot of health, or you lack damage, making you have to grind either gear, potion or experience, then there is no reason not to make an easy mode for those who don't want to do that and don't find it fun.

    However, games like Sekiro are hard because of the gameplay and gamedesign themselves. They're hard because you need to hone your skills and develop your knowledge of the game. Making them easy would mean either tweaking the gameplay (which would be ludicrous) or tweaking other things like enemy health. But by doing the latter, the player may not have to learn the game mechanics anymore and that kills the whole point.

    Sekiro is such a perfect game as is. You find it hard at first but when you truly get better at it, you can finish the game in under an hour.

    20 votes
  15. Comment on 13 more days until GoT, what are the best endgame theories you've heard? in ~tv

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    Yeah when I started the series and the books, I enjoyed the geopolitical aspects of them a lot. Ever since, the series went beyond the books, everything as turn much more simplistic and...

    Yeah when I started the series and the books, I enjoyed the geopolitical aspects of them a lot. Ever since, the series went beyond the books, everything as turn much more simplistic and straightforward. Just look at how Littlefinger died. In the books he was a threat because he controlled much of the supplies and had connections everywhere. In the series, he was just plotting to turn the characters against each other.
    It seems like they made it so that everything is possible in the series whereas I enjoyed it more when things were more realistic and dialed down.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    If you don't even find her attractive, don't bother. Also, awkward moments are bound to happen. Movies make it seem like everything has to be smooth or else there is no connection and no future....

    If you don't even find her attractive, don't bother.
    Also, awkward moments are bound to happen. Movies make it seem like everything has to be smooth or else there is no connection and no future. In reality, in takes time to be comfortable with someone.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Tame Impala - Patience in ~music

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    I'd say Boogarins and Tagore are two Brazilian bands that come close to Tame Impala You also have : Temples Django Django Ducktails Elephant Stone HOOPS John Maus Ouzo Bazooka

    I'd say Boogarins and Tagore are two Brazilian bands that come close to Tame Impala

    You also have :

    • Temples
    • Django Django
    • Ducktails
    • Elephant Stone
    • HOOPS
    • John Maus
    • Ouzo Bazooka
    6 votes
  18. Comment on The Happy Hob officially put a wrap on the entire Soulsborne series yesterday, just in time for Sekiro's release in ~games

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    I saw somewhere that it took 28hours with a pause halfway through. Might be wrong though.

    I saw somewhere that it took 28hours with a pause halfway through. Might be wrong though.

  19. Comment on Apple introduces second generation AirPods, with Hey Siri, H1 audio chip, & wireless charging in ~tech

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    I really don't get why you would get AirPods. Do people realize you can buy 40$ bluetooth earbuds that last 3h30 and have a case that can charge them for 90h ? Do you realize that the 200$ are...

    I really don't get why you would get AirPods. Do people realize you can buy 40$ bluetooth earbuds that last 3h30 and have a case that can charge them for 90h ?
    Do you realize that the 200$ are paying for the enormous marketing campaign and not the earbuds themselves right ?
    I get that you can live life without constantly looking for the best quality/price ratio and that sometimes you just buy things because it makes you happy. However, it always bugs me that some companies manage to get rewarded when they shouldn't be.

    Edit : trying to be less obnoxious

    2 votes
  20. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I've been listening to some light hearted pop and dance pop. Mainly Confidence Man and Sundara Karma. Their latest albums is a delight to get myself into a happy and festive mood.

    I've been listening to some light hearted pop and dance pop. Mainly Confidence Man and Sundara Karma.
    Their latest albums is a delight to get myself into a happy and festive mood.