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  1. Comment on Minecraft removes decade-old 4chan shoutout in ~games

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    Adds? Yes. Removes? They only really remove splash messages if they have a specific reason to, like the ones with references to Notch and ez, or some of the ones referencing copyrighted material....

    Adds? Yes. Removes? They only really remove splash messages if they have a specific reason to, like the ones with references to Notch and ez, or some of the ones referencing copyrighted material. Not that I think articles should be written about it.

    11 votes
  2. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of May 10 in ~news

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    Which part of this is criticism? Maybe I'm stupid, but it just seems like a normal article describing what Biden is like? Not too different from the ones about Trump and Obama.

    Which part of this is criticism? Maybe I'm stupid, but it just seems like a normal article describing what Biden is like? Not too different from the ones about Trump and Obama.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on What are your favorite short stories? in ~books

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    Apples and oranges. Some people prefer detective stories where the riddle could actually be solved by the reader. I think Conan Doyle was one of the first authors to write that kind of story.

    And I don't think Conan Doyle ever surpassed the original detective genius from The Murders in the Rue Morgue.

    Apples and oranges. Some people prefer detective stories where the riddle could actually be solved by the reader. I think Conan Doyle was one of the first authors to write that kind of story.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Tildes Film Festival: Final call for nominations in ~movies

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    So, to vote for a nomination you just vote for the comment with it?

    So, to vote for a nomination you just vote for the comment with it?

  5. Comment on Pressing flesh against flesh 🤝: The multi-skin toned handshake emoji reveals that it is more than a routine gesture in ~tech

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    Google created a tribalized and overly sensitive populace?

    Google created a tribalized and overly sensitive populace?

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Armed doesn't mean dangerous: Black gun owners are often portrayed negatively. One photographer set out to change that. in ~arts

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    What kind of person would break into your house with the intention of hurting your family? Burglars usually just want to steal stuff, don't they? I get that there are some people who break into...

    What kind of person would break into your house with the intention of hurting your family? Burglars usually just want to steal stuff, don't they? I get that there are some people who break into houses just to murder or rape random strangers, but is it really that common?

    9 votes
  7. Comment on E.M. Forster: "The Machine Stops" in ~books

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    Jesus Christ. I just hope this ends once the pandemic is over.

    I see something like you in this plate, but I do not see you. I hear something like you through this telephone, but I do not hear you.

    She could not be sure, for the Machine did not transmit nuances of expression. It only gave a general idea of people – an idea that was good enough for all practical purposes, Vashti thought. The imponderable bloom, declared by a discredited philosophy to be the actual essence of intercourse, was rightly ignored by the Machine, just as the imponderable bloom of the grape was ignored by the manufacturers of artificial fruit. Something 'good enough' had long since been accepted by our race.

    You know that we have lost the sense of space. We say 'space is annihilated', but we have annihilated not space, but the sense thereof.

    Jesus Christ. I just hope this ends once the pandemic is over.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Minecraft update caves and cliffs is split in two, and a review of snapshot 21w15a in ~games

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    The "raw gold" feature feels to me like an unnecessary complication. I thought being unable to use Fortune on gold and iron made them more unique. Weird how the more features get added, the more I...

    The "raw gold" feature feels to me like an unnecessary complication. I thought being unable to use Fortune on gold and iron made them more unique. Weird how the more features get added, the more I miss the "old" Minecraft.

    But I do like the goats. Hopefully they're not just another panda/parrot/polar bear.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on What game(s) have you tried to repeatedly get into but ultimately could not? in ~games

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    I can't tell if this is a joke. Pretty funny either way.

    The "enemies" are lame. Turtles are the enemies? Really? Turtles? I just can't get motivated by that.

    I can't tell if this is a joke. Pretty funny either way.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on What's a question you want to ask, but you're worried about how it might come across? in ~talk

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    The only country with public sex offender registries? The country where things like this happens? Yes, I think they have a pedophile panic.

    The only country with public sex offender registries? The country where things like this happens? Yes, I think they have a pedophile panic.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Xbox is supporting old games, while Sony and Nintendo are leaving them behind in ~games

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    Breath of the Wild looks like a Super Nintendo game?

    Breath of the Wild looks like a Super Nintendo game?

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Iran and China sign economic and security agreement, challenging US pressure on the state in ~news

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    They're communist in ideology and are officially dedicated to establishing socialism. But they don't claim to be fully communist yet.

    They're communist in ideology and are officially dedicated to establishing socialism. But they don't claim to be fully communist yet.

  13. Comment on Repeatedly finding myself upset with the conversations on Tildes in ~talk

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    The problem is it only takes 5 or so people to have a "big controversy" on tildes. A ~controversial group would probably just bring more fuel to the fire.

    The problem is it only takes 5 or so people to have a "big controversy" on tildes. A ~controversial group would probably just bring more fuel to the fire.

    18 votes
  14. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~misc

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    Thank you. I know this is a North American site and all, but I get somewhat annoyed at how often people here treat the US as the "default."

    Thank you. I know this is a North American site and all, but I get somewhat annoyed at how often people here treat the US as the "default."

    7 votes
  15. Comment on Zack Snyder's Justice League - Discussion Thread in ~movies

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    Eh, I agree that this movie had a lot to do, but it's not like it used every minute to its advantage. There's a lot of stuff that could (and should) have been cut. Or just sped up. And not every...

    So for all the complaints about "why is this movie four hours long?" I say why isn't it longer? This movie needs to do the work of five movies. It was an impossible proposition forced by studio meddling. The fact that something vaguely coherent eventually came out of it was a miracle.

    Eh, I agree that this movie had a lot to do, but it's not like it used every minute to its advantage. There's a lot of stuff that could (and should) have been cut. Or just sped up.

    And not every character needs a solo film to introduce them. Aquaman, sure, but it's not like we need an entire film to know that Flash is fast. Cyborg's story was told sufficiently in this one, in my opinion.

    I don't know, I think they could have cut half an hour from this and replaced it with a final battle against Darkseid. Obviously there were sequels in mind at the time this was filmed, but it looks like those aren't happening.

  16. Comment on Hear me out: Why Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker isn't a bad movie in ~movies

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    That's a pretty low bar tho.

    That's a pretty low bar tho.

  17. Comment on Hear me out: Why Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker isn't a bad movie in ~movies

  18. Comment on I've received a school project where I need to read a book but I've never really wanted to read a book and don't know many books at all. What book should I read? in ~books

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    So... how did it go? Which book did you pick?

    So... how did it go? Which book did you pick?

    1 vote