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  1. Comment on Journey will release on PC next week, pre-orders available on Epic Store for $4.99 USD (due to current store-wide sale) in ~games

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    Have you attempted to play it at any stage? It is not fast-paced, per se, but it is not slow either, and it is barely 90 minutes long.

    Have you attempted to play it at any stage? It is not fast-paced, per se, but it is not slow either, and it is barely 90 minutes long.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Nanaimo bar gets Canada Post stamp, but critics question base-to-filling ratio in ~food

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    I don't want to alarm you but this is what Nanaimo bars look like at my partner's parent's place every Christmas. They are, as you imagine, very sweet. I would say they are my favorite part of...

    I don't want to alarm you but this is what Nanaimo bars look like at my partner's parent's place every Christmas. They are, as you imagine, very sweet. I would say they are my favorite part of sharing the holidays with the Canadian family πŸ˜€

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Star Wars Episode IX Teaser Trailer in ~movies

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    She's been spotted with Daisy Ridley in some production shots. As far as we know she is still involved with the production.

    She's been spotted with Daisy Ridley in some production shots. As far as we know she is still involved with the production.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on The Design of Apple's Credit Card in ~misc

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    What makes this interesting to the Apple fans around here?

    What makes this interesting to the Apple fans around here?

    1 vote
  5. Comment on With Facebook Ban On White Extremism, International Norms Apply To U.S. in ~tech

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    This article inanely retreads some very generalized observations about Facebook's announced (but not yet tangibly implemented) new policy, quotes a random American citizen's nonsensical beliefs...

    This article inanely retreads some very generalized observations about Facebook's announced (but not yet tangibly implemented) new policy, quotes a random American citizen's nonsensical beliefs about freedom of expression, then spends its back two-thirds surveying a list of moves made by Facebook thought to be reactions to terrorist violence.

    8 votes
  6. Comment on Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop live-action casting is real and fantastic, with John Cho as Spike in ~anime

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    Can you think of an actor you would have preferred to play Spike? John Cho's casting is the first news I've heard about this adaptation that has excited me at all!

    Can you think of an actor you would have preferred to play Spike? John Cho's casting is the first news I've heard about this adaptation that has excited me at all!

    2 votes
  7. Comment on National Poetry Writing Month! in ~creative

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    Oh, right, let me see what I can put out. I'll check back in a few.

    Oh, right, let me see what I can put out. I'll check back in a few.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Why these 6 baseball teams still won't let you watch their games online in ~sports

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    Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and the Washington Nationals all have (as of yet) limited or no streaming options and are...

    Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and the Washington Nationals all have (as of yet) limited or no streaming options and are purportedly losing viewership.

    Please title your posts to subvert clickbait. It is preferable that we would all read the links before jumping into the comments, but this is not a good way to start a discussion.

    12 votes
  9. Comment on At least two strains of joke ransomware have been created with "subscribe to PewDiePie" themes in ~tech

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    The internet is the real world. It's not 1:1, obviously, but it's definitely real and we should remember that it has real world effects.

    The internet is the real world. It's not 1:1, obviously, but it's definitely real and we should remember that it has real world effects.

    36 votes
  10. Comment on What's your opinion on Accelerationism? in ~talk

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    Here's a bit of satire writing I enjoy on the subject.

    Here's a bit of satire writing I enjoy on the subject.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Dwarf Fortress to be Released on Steam and itch.io in ~games

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    The LNP is the Lazy Newb Pack, which is the most conveniently packaged and consistently maintained UI variant for DF. It includes some tilesets and a couple utility programs for managing your...

    The LNP is the Lazy Newb Pack, which is the most conveniently packaged and consistently maintained UI variant for DF. It includes some tilesets and a couple utility programs for managing your dwarves. The game has a learning curve but honestly it's not as bad as all that.

    6 votes
  12. Comment on Vampire Weekend - Harmony Hall in ~music

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    Oh, but I guess I hadn't heard this one, "Sunflower" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R76f5AzYJK0 Still not feeling it and what's with these videos?? But more music sure.

    Oh, but I guess I hadn't heard this one, "Sunflower"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R76f5AzYJK0

    Still not feeling it and what's with these videos?? But more music sure.

  13. Comment on Vampire Weekend - Harmony Hall in ~music

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    I mean I've really liked their material before this wave. This album sounds mediocre so far.

    I mean I've really liked their material before this wave. This album sounds mediocre so far.

  14. Comment on Vampire Weekend - Harmony Hall in ~music

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    I've bounced off of all three of the tracks they've put out so far from this album. The vocals are good, but the pop sound just isn't catching me at all yet. Maybe it'll get better, but I feel...

    I've bounced off of all three of the tracks they've put out so far from this album. The vocals are good, but the pop sound just isn't catching me at all yet. Maybe it'll get better, but I feel like it's about as likely that I'm not destined to fall for it.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on I barely enjoy television anymore, and it's really tiring me out in ~tv

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    The list someone posted here is alright, I guess. A bunch of stuff in there is snobbish, presumptuous, self-congratulatory nonsense. I especially cannot recommend The Deuce (entrancing and lurid...

    The list someone posted here is alright, I guess. A bunch of stuff in there is snobbish, presumptuous, self-congratulatory nonsense. I especially cannot recommend The Deuce (entrancing and lurid setting gives way to indulgent filler) or The Good Place (joke-a-minute fun but discards its premise quickly and never stops expositing) or Barry (redemption story bends over backwards to give its character reasons not to redeem himself just yet)

    But it's also alright if you're just not into it these days. I stopped enjoying TV as my generation started to get hired into writing rooms. I started to recognize the vocabulary as coming from specific sources, and felt a repetition set in as multiple waves of artists made their responses to messages we were told as children. You start to get a sense of the intention behind things, like you're doing, and that really effects whether you can enjoy something on its own terms -- so it's okay to check out on a medium if it isn't speaking to you.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on When Did Everyone Become Socialist? in ~misc

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    I was at the party described at the beginning of this article. Admission was free and open to everybody, the drinks were cheap, the crowd was alright. The Dating Game program started a little late...

    I was at the party described at the beginning of this article. Admission was free and open to everybody, the drinks were cheap, the crowd was alright. The Dating Game program started a little late but a full third of the party sat on the floor and clapped and supported the kids who had been put on the spot. We smoked in the back offices and spilled out into the halls. The DJ took requests and there was some dancing. It was a nice night.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on The Movement To Skip The Electoral College Is About To Pass A Major Milestone in ~news

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    What kind of formula are you imagining -- and what aspects of the electoral college are you hoping to preserve?

    What kind of formula are you imagining -- and what aspects of the electoral college are you hoping to preserve?

  18. Comment on Recommended 2-player board games under 60 minutes in ~games

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    I think Jaipur and Morels occupy virtually the same decision spaces and that of the two Jaipur is preferable for its simpler turn-to-turn action. From this list I would also strongly recommend...

    I think Jaipur and Morels occupy virtually the same decision spaces and that of the two Jaipur is preferable for its simpler turn-to-turn action. From this list I would also strongly recommend Patchwork, which is a really lovely little nailbiter.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on What are your views on the use of profanity on Tildes? in ~tildes

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    Profanity can also include irreligious or taboo behaviors. Your post made sense, though.

    Profanity can also include irreligious or taboo behaviors. Your post made sense, though.

    5 votes