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  1. Comment on The Growing Toxicity of Fanbases in ~misc

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    It is worth mentioning that the Cubs organization has tried numerous times after this incident to make things better. It wasn't until after they won the world series that he finally came out of...

    It is worth mentioning that the Cubs organization has tried numerous times after this incident to make things better. It wasn't until after they won the world series that he finally came out of hiding. If I recall correctly, I think the Cubs gave him a World Series ring as part of an apology for it all.

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  2. Comment on The Growing Toxicity of Fanbases in ~misc

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    I feel like I've been living under a rock with respect to the instances you pointed out. I feel like the divisive political atmosphere that we have been experiencing in America the past few years...

    I feel like I've been living under a rock with respect to the instances you pointed out. I feel like the divisive political atmosphere that we have been experiencing in America the past few years are a contributor here. It is starting to spill into other aspects of our lives. It is also worth mentioning that I don't feel that most people truly think this way, but rather that few who usually kept their mouth shut are becoming more brave with all they are saying.

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  3. Comment on Amazon has too many ways of watching you now in ~tech

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    I agree. I think many people have the mentality of "I'm not doing anything illegal, so I'm ok." It is frankly a terrible thought process.

    I agree. I think many people have the mentality of "I'm not doing anything illegal, so I'm ok."

    It is frankly a terrible thought process.

    8 votes
  4. Comment on Fans of Megaten games. Any fans of the series here? in ~games

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    I agree with the second Raidou statement, for sure. It is my favorite one of the Raidou universe. The battle system felt so satisfying. For me, I think a lot had to do with the ability to briefly...

    I agree with the second Raidou statement, for sure. It is my favorite one of the Raidou universe. The battle system felt so satisfying. For me, I think a lot had to do with the ability to briefly pause the battle to decide what I wanted to do. I've been thinking about playing it again lately since it has been so long.

  5. Comment on How Did You Learn C++? in ~comp

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    I learned it in college. It was the language used to teach all the programming concepts required for a Computer Science degree. If you're willing to give a book a try again, I would recommend an...

    I learned it in college. It was the language used to teach all the programming concepts required for a Computer Science degree. If you're willing to give a book a try again, I would recommend an actual textbook, but make sure that you actually DO the problems at the end of each chapter. You probably don't need to do every single one but just do even or odd numbered ones.

    The point is that you learn it by using it. Programming is also learning how to think in a programmatic sense. The hardest part is getting over that steep learning curve, but once you do it and understand it then basically any other language you try to pick up will be much easier. C++ is a very powerful language because while it is a high level language, it arguably is one of the "lowest levels" in the sense of how much control you can manage with the code at the bit level. Because of this aspect, it makes C++ one of the best languages to learn concepts with but it is a double-edged sword in that it is also one of the most complicated languages.

  6. Comment on Fans of Megaten games. Any fans of the series here? in ~games

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    Sadly, I haven't finished DDS yet. I need to play the second part still. Raidou is amazing and that's a lot coming from me considering that I generally dislike action rpgs.

    Sadly, I haven't finished DDS yet. I need to play the second part still. Raidou is amazing and that's a lot coming from me considering that I generally dislike action rpgs.

  7. Comment on What's a useful skill that only takes an afternoon to learn? in ~talk

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    This is awesome. Thanks! I just realized that we need a "Save comment" link here...

    This is awesome. Thanks! I just realized that we need a "Save comment" link here...

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Apple introduces iOS 12, macOS Mojave in ~tech

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    It is also nice that they are continuing to support devices that are currently being supported under iOS 11. This means that my wife's iPhone 6 and my iPhone 6S will continue to be supported for a...

    It is also nice that they are continuing to support devices that are currently being supported under iOS 11. This means that my wife's iPhone 6 and my iPhone 6S will continue to be supported for a while. It just gives us more time to save up money for the next version (since we only buy unlocked iPhones).

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  9. Fans of Megaten games. Any fans of the series here?

    Megaten games is usually used to refer to the mainline games known as Shin Megami Tensei, but over time it has gone on to include "sub-series" such as Persona, Raidou Kuzunoha, etc. Just wondering...

    Megaten games is usually used to refer to the mainline games known as Shin Megami Tensei, but over time it has gone on to include "sub-series" such as Persona, Raidou Kuzunoha, etc.

    Just wondering if there are any fans of the series here?

    7 votes
  10. Comment on What are your thoughts on underage drinking? in ~talk

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    Kinda like driving. Man, driving was fun when you first get your license but it lost its luster pretty quick and now almost annoying at times.

    Kinda like driving. Man, driving was fun when you first get your license but it lost its luster pretty quick and now almost annoying at times.

  11. Comment on Cubs teammate who knows Yu Darvish best says pitcher believes fans ‘hate’ him in ~sports

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    As a longtime Cubs fan, I can say that I'm not fond of him at the moment. When the team is putting out serious amounts of cash and your performance isn't showing its worth, I'm just gonna think it...

    As a longtime Cubs fan, I can say that I'm not fond of him at the moment. When the team is putting out serious amounts of cash and your performance isn't showing its worth, I'm just gonna think it was wasted money.

    I think the fact that Arrieta is doing so well is what is causing some of the feelings going on right now too.

  12. Comment on Anybody here like cartoon TV shows? in ~tv

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    Mostly just Ducktales and Southpark these days.

    Mostly just Ducktales and Southpark these days.

  13. Comment on What are your thoughts on underage drinking? in ~talk

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    You have a valid point. It just comes down to utility, which is basically happiness. I find utility in putting money saved into retirement or vacations. In other words, I'm wasting my money on...

    You have a valid point. It just comes down to utility, which is basically happiness. I find utility in putting money saved into retirement or vacations. In other words, I'm wasting my money on either my future self or on vacations with my family.

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  14. Comment on What are your thoughts on underage drinking? in ~talk

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    My first real drink was when I turned 21. I actually waited until I was of legal age to drink. Do I feel like I missed out on anything? Nope, not in the slightest. There isn't really anything...

    My first real drink was when I turned 21. I actually waited until I was of legal age to drink. Do I feel like I missed out on anything? Nope, not in the slightest. There isn't really anything appealing about being drunk to me.

    I think a lot of underage drinking just stems from the fact that it is "forbidden". I know some countries do it much earlier and apparently it comes off as a "no big deal" type of thing either because of the lack of taboo.

    I'm 31 now and it is very rare that I have a drink now like maybe one every 2 years? I can't tell you how much money i've saved because of it.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on ‘Roseanne’ canceled at ABC in ~tv

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    From what I understand, Disney has been making a lot of progress the past few years internally and externally trying to address social issues like racism. It would be crazy as an employee to hear...

    From what I understand, Disney has been making a lot of progress the past few years internally and externally trying to address social issues like racism. It would be crazy as an employee to hear in and out about what is right and expected of you at work, and then to not see a show get cancelled when something like this happened.

    While I am white, had I been not been and working at ABC I would think the higher ups didn't care if they only slapped Roseanne's hand.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Advice for people terrified of board games? in ~games.tabletop

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    I'd check out Letters from Whitechapel. It kind of is and isn't a cooperative game. It is based on Jack the Ripper. One player plays as Jack and you try to escape the clutches of the police, which...

    I'd check out Letters from Whitechapel. It kind of is and isn't a cooperative game. It is based on Jack the Ripper. One player plays as Jack and you try to escape the clutches of the police, which is played by everyone else. Police can and should cooperate together as you try and corner Jack and guess where he is.

    It can be very intense but it is exhilarating.

    1 vote