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  1. Comment on How do you deal with the world getting hopeless everyday? in ~talk

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    I try and think of ways I can help solve the problems. For example the problem of litter, I picked up litter around my local library on earth day and wanted while somewhat depressing it was nice...

    I try and think of ways I can help solve the problems. For example the problem of litter, I picked up litter around my local library on earth day and wanted while somewhat depressing it was nice to do. I thought about creating an app that divides areas up and assigns them to individuals to clean once a month or however often they'd like to participate. That way as long as people cared, areas could be kept clean while distributing the effort. I know programming and could work on this, but my point is that just the act of thinking about a potential solution is how I deal with the news of the world being in a bad state.

    7 votes
  2. Comment on "Watching" a comment in a thread in ~tildes

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    Damn alright, maybe this is a good opportunity to try and contribute then. Thanks for the info 👍

    Damn alright, maybe this is a good opportunity to try and contribute then. Thanks for the info 👍

    4 votes
  3. "Watching" a comment in a thread

    I often come across a topic that I find somewhat interesting, but end up being much more interested in a discussion happening within that topic. I think it would be useful to be able to "watch" a...

    I often come across a topic that I find somewhat interesting, but end up being much more interested in a discussion happening within that topic. I think it would be useful to be able to "watch" a comment/thread to be notified if someone replies to a comment. Thoughts?

    10 votes
  4. Comment on YouTube has banned all conspiracy theory videos falsely linking coronavirus symptoms to 5G networks in ~tech

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    I realize we're getting into some more nuanced stuff. But I think it's important to point out the retina is a sensory system for radiation and so extreme exposure causing damage isn't particularly...

    I realize we're getting into some more nuanced stuff. But I think it's important to point out the retina is a sensory system for radiation and so extreme exposure causing damage isn't particularly surprising. Applying that to the non-ionizing discussion. In terms of radiation effecting cognition isnt the best example.

    9 votes
  5. Comment on I have used Android my entire life. Then I acquired 4 Apple devices in a week in ~tech

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    I've had pretty much the exact opposite experience with apple. It's very frustrating to see a post with so much hyperbole.

    I've had pretty much the exact opposite experience with apple. It's very frustrating to see a post with so much hyperbole.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on CLUI: Building a graphical command line in ~comp

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    This looks good. This type of development needs to happen to push CLIs further. They are at the moment pretty awful to use. Please note I did not say they aren't powerful.

    This looks good. This type of development needs to happen to push CLIs further. They are at the moment pretty awful to use. Please note I did not say they aren't powerful.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Website puzzle that was posted to Tildes? in ~games

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    Nice, thank you! I think @cfabbro was cool with Notpron as well!

    Nice, thank you! I think @cfabbro was cool with Notpron as well!

    2 votes
  8. Website puzzle that was posted to Tildes?

    A while ago, maybe like a year ago? There was a thread and two websites were linked to that were basically puzzle sites. As in the sites themselves were the puzzle and you had to find clues in the...

    A while ago, maybe like a year ago? There was a thread and two websites were linked to that were basically puzzle sites. As in the sites themselves were the puzzle and you had to find clues in the site to get to the next page. It was very cool but I managed to lose the link and was hoping someone might know what I'm talking about. We ringing any bells?

    10 votes
  9. Comment on Bethesda never understood Fallout in ~games

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    I can't really get behind this rant. I understand the complaint that they didn't get the fallout game they wanted. But they're very dismissive of the value the 50s aesthetic and humor brings to...

    I can't really get behind this rant. I understand the complaint that they didn't get the fallout game they wanted. But they're very dismissive of the value the 50s aesthetic and humor brings to the series. The fact is that a new group of creative people picked up the franchise and did something different with it. But the argument that they didn't 'understand' it is lame, they just made different choices. Having played Fallout 1, 2 and tactics I think Bethesda has done a good job translating the series. However, I do agree with the author that Fallout 4 has a ton of problems.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on So you want to become a software QA professional? in ~tech

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    As a person who's been a QA Engineer for 3 months I can say this is pretty accurate. However always keep in mind that each company and managers idea of what QA is and what responsibilities they...

    As a person who's been a QA Engineer for 3 months I can say this is pretty accurate. However always keep in mind that each company and managers idea of what QA is and what responsibilities they are responsible for is different. Communicating expectations seems to be incredibly important.

    Also I've seen a surprising amount of QA discussion on tildes and made a Matrix Room for tildes QA people if anyone is interested in having a place to chat/discuss.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    I'll take your word for it, I didn't gt to experience much good writing as I was unlucky enough to have all 3! of my attempts to play the game run into game breaking bugs. But I don't fault...

    I'll take your word for it, I didn't gt to experience much good writing as I was unlucky enough to have all 3! of my attempts to play the game run into game breaking bugs. But I don't fault obsidian for that necessarily, bad luck just happens sometimes. But it probably did color my impressions of the game.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    Having multiple guns doesn't do anything meaningful but lead to unreasonable complexity when trying to balance them against each other. That makes the game-play less skill driven because some...

    Having multiple guns doesn't do anything meaningful but lead to unreasonable complexity when trying to balance them against each other. That makes the game-play less skill driven because some people end up with better guns than others. Which is something I don't think people want.

    As for no man's sky, I have gone through the video and feel that interpretation is fairly generous. But even then, acknowledges that Hello Games understood the situation and chose to take the reputational hit instead of the monetary hit by correctly defining what the game was. It is obviously still not a scam because there's plenty of documentation about what you're buying. However the game they've ended up with is still far different than what I believe was initially presented.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    Fallout: New Vegas is a very bad open world game and the fact people consider it better than Fallout 3 kills me. Games like Battlefield which offer multiple guns per class is a terrible idea and...
    1. Fallout: New Vegas is a very bad open world game and the fact people consider it better than Fallout 3 kills me.
    2. Games like Battlefield which offer multiple guns per class is a terrible idea and poor design.
    3. The Metro Series is only getting better and Exodus was a natural iteration on the series.
    4. No Man's Sky was still a huge scam. Just because someone scams you so they can continue their passion instead of running doesn't make it OK.
    2 votes
  14. Comment on Congress raises legal age to buy tobacco products to 21 in ~health

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    Sure, but those who start smoking early are likely exposed to seniors (often 18) who are smoking. If nobody in high school can smoke it seems like less exposure could be helpful.

    Sure, but those who start smoking early are likely exposed to seniors (often 18) who are smoking. If nobody in high school can smoke it seems like less exposure could be helpful.

    8 votes
  15. Comment on Congress raises legal age to buy tobacco products to 21 in ~health

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    Why would it do little to curb teenage use?

    Why would it do little to curb teenage use?

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Epic Games Store holiday sale has started - sales, one free game per day, and $10 off on everything $14.99+ in ~games

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    Thank you for the Heads up Deimos I would have missed this and Into the Breach is great!.

    Thank you for the Heads up Deimos I would have missed this and Into the Breach is great!.

    10 votes
  17. Comment on Apple will reportedly release an iPhone without any ports in 2021 in ~tech

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    People like to talk about how we can address problems despite the fact that larger problems exist in society. Just because everything else in wildly inefficient, We do not need to multiply the...

    People like to talk about how we can address problems despite the fact that larger problems exist in society. Just because everything else in wildly inefficient, We do not need to multiply the inefficiency of wireless charging by millions.

    9 votes
  18. Comment on Apple will reportedly release an iPhone without any ports in 2021 in ~tech

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    I really dislike this view. It seems like you're worshiping "progress" without really thinking. Apple removing the headphone jack was dumb even if air pods are successful. Also the move to small...

    I really dislike this view. It seems like you're worshiping "progress" without really thinking. Apple removing the headphone jack was dumb even if air pods are successful. Also the move to small devices with batteries that can't be replaced and likely require more resources to manufacture than their wired counterparts doesn't seem like progress to me.

    Additionally the move to wireless charging is supremely bad because it's very inefficient compared to wired conductors. At that point I think you're confusing progress with convenience.

    Also the entire idea that these devices needed to be released in order to build inertia is dubious. Would battery technology not have improved if Tesla never released an electric car?

    30 votes
  19. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I played a lot of Borderlands 3 with friends this weekend because it's a free play weekend on Xbox. I've played Borderlands 1 and part of the second one but didn't love the second one. The third...

    I played a lot of Borderlands 3 with friends this weekend because it's a free play weekend on Xbox. I've played Borderlands 1 and part of the second one but didn't love the second one. The third seems like they've just made another Borderlands 2. It doesn't really do anything to improve on the formula and feels a bit dated due to that. Almost everything about it is just OK, but the overwhelming amount of voice acting and sophomoric jokes really drag you down over time. I'm glad I got a chance to play it, but that will likely be the last time I play it.

    9 votes
  20. Comment on Norwegian sugar tax sends sweet-lovers over border to Sweden in ~food

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    Aren't there other options besides taxing candy? Such as focusing more on nutrition education, getting people to exercise, providing some function for sugar substitutes, and subsidizing healthier...

    Aren't there other options besides taxing candy? Such as focusing more on nutrition education, getting people to exercise, providing some function for sugar substitutes, and subsidizing healthier foods. These can exist with moderate taxation of sugary foods. But I think all of these things should remain reasonable and this article is somewhat about the taxes becoming unreasonable.

    3 votes