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  1. Comment on Doom Eternal review in ~games

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    I'm playing it on PS4 right now and it is definitely one of my all time favs. Great gun play and over the top violence.

    I'm playing it on PS4 right now and it is definitely one of my all time favs. Great gun play and over the top violence.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Washington state announces statewide shutdown of all restaurants, bars, and recreational facilities excluding takeout and delivery in ~health.coronavirus

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    well... with college online this is going to remain a boring couple weeks for me. Time to get what I pay for with Netflix and video games I guess.

    well... with college online this is going to remain a boring couple weeks for me. Time to get what I pay for with Netflix and video games I guess.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Joe Rogan Experience #1439 - Michael Osterholm (expert in infectious disease epidemiology) in ~science

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    to each their own i guess, i could see how some of that might be bothersome to people. if i dont think i like the guest i just wont listen. i dont think he should be "canceled" though, i enjoy his...

    to each their own i guess, i could see how some of that might be bothersome to people. if i dont think i like the guest i just wont listen. i dont think he should be "canceled" though, i enjoy his show especially when scientists or experts come to discuss cool shit like cleaning the ocean or talk about fungus or something.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Joe Rogan Experience #1439 - Michael Osterholm (expert in infectious disease epidemiology) in ~science

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    just wondering, what are your problems with joe rogan? he seems alright to me, doesn't seem to have many biases and pretty much gives every guest a fair platform.

    just wondering, what are your problems with joe rogan? he seems alright to me, doesn't seem to have many biases and pretty much gives every guest a fair platform.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on /r/WallStreetBets and how it came to be a force in the stock market in ~finance

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    Definitely one of my favorite subreddits. I bought AMD and Tesla stock based on their memes and I'm up something like 200%.

    Definitely one of my favorite subreddits. I bought AMD and Tesla stock based on their memes and I'm up something like 200%.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on People go to the library twice as often as they go to the movies in ~books

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    typically i just take advantage of the digital rentals and content because the library itself is swarming with homeless people who pretty much live there. Needles on the bathroom floor and creepy...

    typically i just take advantage of the digital rentals and content because the library itself is swarming with homeless people who pretty much live there. Needles on the bathroom floor and creepy guys watch porn (really, no web filters?) on the computers. No thanks.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on How baseball’s tech team built the future of television in ~tech

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    I came across this recently, and as someone who loves both sports and technology I found this article very cool and interesting. I honestly never would've expected a high tier tech team coming...

    I came across this recently, and as someone who loves both sports and technology I found this article very cool and interesting. I honestly never would've expected a high tier tech team coming from a sports league...

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What are your favorite and least favorite work activities? in ~talk

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    I'm currently in college but I know I'll hate my major/career, accounting. I generally hate working (whether its school work or a job) and have never really enjoyed it in my life. The "love your...

    I'm currently in college but I know I'll hate my major/career, accounting. I generally hate working (whether its school work or a job) and have never really enjoyed it in my life. The "love your job and you'll never work a day in your life" is BS and encourages people to get things like history degrees that are largely useless. Work a job you hate that pays well so you are comfortable outside of it.

    Work to live, not the other way around. Something like 80% of people hate their jobs, so why would I be any different?

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Copenhagen crowned Europe's healthiest city – factors included things like life expectancy, the percent of GDP allocated to healthcare and the cost of fruit and vegetables in ~health

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    I really wished I live in a country with a small population and a small territory. Just checked and Denmark has a population of like 5.2 million or something very low. Seems like it'd be easier to...

    I really wished I live in a country with a small population and a small territory. Just checked and Denmark has a population of like 5.2 million or something very low. Seems like it'd be easier to do anything. I'd imagine implementing policy or infrastructure that leads to better lifestyles is easier in a country that is x228 smaller and with a population probably less than 2% of the US.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65 in ~news

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    I saw articles about two weeks saying is cancer was back, this happened really quick. Fuck cancer. Even $20,000,000,000 couldn’t cure cancer.

    I saw articles about two weeks saying is cancer was back, this happened really quick. Fuck cancer. Even $20,000,000,000 couldn’t cure cancer.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Presidential Alert Test, thoughts? in ~talk

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    Could you try to explain? It really doesn’t seem like that big a deal to me.

    Could you try to explain? It really doesn’t seem like that big a deal to me.

    6 votes
  12. Comment on Reddit's replacement for Gold (with "Reddit Premium" and "Coins") has now rolled out in ~tech

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    I wouldn’t be surprised if they did but I think they have every right too.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they did but I think they have every right too.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Thoughts on Free And Open Source Software in ~talk

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    In my experience FOSS sucks for some use cases. Photoshop and Illustrator are far better than GIMP will ever be, Maya has always worked better than Blender, OpenStreetMaps always routes me ways...

    In my experience FOSS sucks for some use cases. Photoshop and Illustrator are far better than GIMP will ever be, Maya has always worked better than Blender, OpenStreetMaps always routes me ways that would take 15min-1hr longer compared to Google Maps, Libre/Open Office just feel worse compared to Office 365, and VMware was way easier than VirtualBox to use.

    Unless FOSS gets better I won't be using it.

    12 votes
  14. Comment on What is your opinion on ads on the internet (or just ads in general)? in ~talk

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    But then Google wouldn’t even exist. People will disagree with me, but Google has done a lot of good for the internet.

    But then Google wouldn’t even exist. People will disagree with me, but Google has done a lot of good for the internet.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on What is your opinion on ads on the internet (or just ads in general)? in ~talk

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    One idea I have is companies (like Reddit, Twitter, news websites) reach deals with partners and that the ads are served as JPEGs for units of time or unique page views.

    One idea I have is companies (like Reddit, Twitter, news websites) reach deals with partners and that the ads are served as JPEGs for units of time or unique page views.

    11 votes
  16. What is your opinion on ads on the internet (or just ads in general)?

    My opinion: I’m probably a minority here because ads don’t bother me. I don’t mind native advertising (I prefer it to AdSense honestly), and I let the YouTube ads play out because it supports the...

    My opinion:

    I’m probably a minority here because ads don’t bother me. I don’t mind native advertising (I prefer it to AdSense honestly), and I let the YouTube ads play out because it supports the video creators that spend their time making free videos for people to watch.

    People on Reddit specifically seem to despise ads. They’ll literally do anything they can to not see an ad. Then they get pissy when websites sell their info (guess what? If you didn’t block ads that website is less likely to sell your data. The company I worked for never sold user data until adblockers became popular). Malware in ads on reputable sites is a total non-issue. AdSense has something like 600k “bad ads” of the billions, maybe trillions of ads they serve a year. (I should mention that it’s fair to block ads on sites that aren’t reputable or are sketchy).

    Ads keep things free, and the more Adblock is used the more aggressive sites become to users and the more data they sell.

    Tildes is obviously ad-free and doesn’t sell user data. It’s a noble idea but I don’t see it taking off without a large amount of users (most who will NEVER donate, I won’t be, sorry). I’m also using Tildes less and less because I still see the same Reddit-like bullshit that happens on larger threads.

    Anyway, what is your opinion?

    Side question: what do you think is the future on Internet monetization?

    47 votes
  17. Comment on Minor league baseball players exploring unionization as they continue to battle low wages in ~sports

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    I always thought the MiLB had a union just like the MLB

    I always thought the MiLB had a union just like the MLB

    1 vote
  18. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~misc

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    It’s a good place to learn to start, in my opinion

    It’s a good place to learn to start, in my opinion

    3 votes
  19. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~misc

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    •YouTube: professionally made videos on anything. Chemistry, math, science(s), history, economics, etc •Duolingo: language •Khan Academy: math •Codecademy: programming Edit: Here’s more:...

    •YouTube: professionally made videos on anything. Chemistry, math, science(s), history, economics, etc

    •Duolingo: language

    •Khan Academy: math

    •Codecademy: programming

    Edit: Here’s more: https://www.lifehack.org/articles/money/25-killer-sites-for-free-online-education.html

    5 votes