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  1. Comment on So, what have we all been playing? in ~games

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    There is replayability (if you want to go for completion). My sister is going for 100% flowchart completion (she's a little obsessed) and has been at it for a few weeks now. At the very least,...

    There is replayability (if you want to go for completion). My sister is going for 100% flowchart completion (she's a little obsessed) and has been at it for a few weeks now. At the very least, each character has a few major divergences that interact with each other to dramatically change the ending. I'll probably pick it up in another week or two and do the opposite playthrough.

  2. Comment on So, what have we all been playing? in ~games

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    I watched an hour-long explanation of the storyline to catch up before 3 releases, and holy shit, I thought it was convoluted before

    I watched an hour-long explanation of the storyline to catch up before 3 releases, and holy shit, I thought it was convoluted before

  3. Comment on So, what have we all been playing? in ~games

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    Detroit: Become Human. Just finished my first playthrough (and nobody died!) It's basically a visual novel (plays kinda like a Telltale), and the production value is super high. It also does what...

    Detroit: Become Human. Just finished my first playthrough (and nobody died!)

    It's basically a visual novel (plays kinda like a Telltale), and the production value is super high. It also does what good sci-fi tends to and serves as a commentary on present-day social issues via the lens of a near-future in which general AI in the form of androids, the introduction of which pushes unemployment past 30%.

    It's very well done, and worth picking up if you like well-written sci-fi and CYOA-type gameplay with brief moments of quick-time actions

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Trump urges Attorney General Sessions to stop Mueller probe 'right now' in ~news

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    We may be reaching a crossroads. The next few weeks may be interesting (in the Chinese curse sense)

    We may be reaching a crossroads. The next few weeks may be interesting (in the Chinese curse sense)

    8 votes
  5. Comment on Filezilla bundles malware; dev doubles down on "false positive" in ~tech

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    Several users in the linked forum thread raise issues of very malicious-seeming behavior (at the very least it's obfuscation, which I really don't trust in "bundled software"). Anyone have a good...

    Several users in the linked forum thread raise issues of very malicious-seeming behavior (at the very least it's obfuscation, which I really don't trust in "bundled software").

    Anyone have a good alternative?

    8 votes
  6. Comment on What is your go-to never-failing joke? in ~talk

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    Two toms and a cymbal fall down the stairs. Ba-dum tss

    Two toms and a cymbal fall down the stairs. Ba-dum tss

    8 votes
  7. Comment on My experience, becoming a contributor, and other thoughts/questions. in ~tildes

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    As a counterpoint, photo-essays are a thing, and I would consider a well-made example to be in-depth content. Most likely fitting in ~creative. I'd say that standard photography can be too,...

    As a counterpoint, photo-essays are a thing, and I would consider a well-made example to be in-depth content. Most likely fitting in ~creative.

    I'd say that standard photography can be too, assuming there's a submission statement about subject matter and possibly composition

    [EDIT: I just took a look at @Dondo's post called "My Photos". While the album includes some wonderful shots, I'd like to hear a bit more about the journeys, what we're looking at, and the composition before I'd call it an in-depth submission]

    6 votes
  8. Comment on A Polish environmental group placed a GPS tracker on the back of a stork, it lost the tracker in Sudan, and then someone put the sim card in their own phone and racked up hours worth of phone calls in ~misc

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    Taking a stab at it, I might've posted to ~science with the "humor" and "blog" tags

    Taking a stab at it, I might've posted to ~science with the "humor" and "blog" tags

    4 votes
  9. Comment on What are some of your favourite anime? in ~tv

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    Cowboy Bebop and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood are my two go-tos for entry-level anime. Both have great storytelling, memorable characters, and are the only two anime for which I prefer the...

    Cowboy Bebop and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood are my two go-tos for entry-level anime. Both have great storytelling, memorable characters, and are the only two anime for which I prefer the dubs

    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is one I just got into last year; it hits the exact blend of wackiness and coolness to push my buttons. I initially got hooked by the music references, but I stayed for the JoJos (and Speedwagon)

    Tengan Toppa Gurren Lagann takes the giant mecha genre, deconstructs it, and reconstructs it into ridiculous awesomeness (or awesome ridiculousness?). The final fight has the combatants hitting each other with galaxies

    Fruits Basket wasn't quite as good as its manga, but I found it a solid enough execution back in high school.

    [EDIT] I can't believe I forgot Rurouni Kenshin -- besides the standard shounen trappings, the setting is super historical and I nerded out hard about it. My girlfriend watched the dub as a kid, but the translation is just painful, that it is.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on What are you looking forward to right now? in ~talk

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    My girlfriend and I are moving on Thursday. I'm very much looking forward to getting that over with. (And the new place has central air / a pool! Of course, we move on the last day of a projected...

    My girlfriend and I are moving on Thursday. I'm very much looking forward to getting that over with. (And the new place has central air / a pool! Of course, we move on the last day of a projected pushing-100-degrees-farenheit heat wave, but c'est la vie).

    After that, I'm looking forward to my yearly camping trip a couple weeks later

    6 votes
  11. Comment on 'Three parent baby' IVF technique on track to become legal in Australia in ~news

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    I can see how such a child would technically have three parents, due to mitochondrial DNA. My initial take was that they were combining DNA in ways other than sperm-meets-egg, but the...

    I can see how such a child would technically have three parents, due to mitochondrial DNA. My initial take was that they were combining DNA in ways other than sperm-meets-egg, but the mitochondrial swap is actually still pretty cool.

    Designer children are probably a bad idea, I agree with you. But while I do see your point about setting precedent for "card shuffling," there may be room to draw the line before "stacking the deck" to extend the metaphor. I don't see an issue with taking an arbitrary number of parents, applying some biochemistry to their gametes, and seeing what comes out. Trying to min-max the results, though, seems like a bad idea.

    That said, genetic modification to remove congenital illness is research I believe in wholeheartedly. If I could have been born sans the predisposition towards the rare form of lymphoma that killed my dad, that'd be great.

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  12. Comment on 'Three parent baby' IVF technique on track to become legal in Australia in ~news

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    Interesting. I was wondering how they'd "shuffle the cards" to get a three-parent baby, but this is more of a "grabbing healthy mitochondria from another person" to avoid a genetic disease that is...

    Interesting. I was wondering how they'd "shuffle the cards" to get a three-parent baby, but this is more of a "grabbing healthy mitochondria from another person" to avoid a genetic disease that is passed down matrilinearly. I understand that people get squeamish when you talk about modifying human reproductive cells, but I have a hard time reading this as anything other than a medical procedure.

    [EDIT: Purely because I recognize you from DaystromInstitute, I'd like to add that I'm much more on the side of Iain M. Banks' Culture series' treatment of genetic modification than Star Trek's. Transhumanism isn't evil, dammit, it's progress]

    7 votes
  13. Comment on Scientists find evidence of complex organic molecules from Enceladus in ~science

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    H Y P E I N T E N S I F I E S (less low-effort): Seriously, with the amount of organic material being discovered in the solar system, our current methods are bearing fruit and will therefore have...

    H Y P E I N T E N S I F I E S

    (less low-effort): Seriously, with the amount of organic material being discovered in the solar system, our current methods are bearing fruit and will therefore have a higher likelihood of being bankrolled in the future. And there is a non-zero chance that Life As We Know It might not be unique to Earth

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Portland anti-ICE occupiers evicted in pre-dawn raid by DHS officers in riot gear in ~news

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    Oh, good. DHS rolling up on a non-violent protest so that the target of the protest can get back to ignoring any concerns the people might have. The term "jack-booted thugs" comes to mind

    Oh, good. DHS rolling up on a non-violent protest so that the target of the protest can get back to ignoring any concerns the people might have.

    The term "jack-booted thugs" comes to mind

    12 votes
  15. Comment on Discussion: Internet Piracy: ISPs tracking every your move in ~talk

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    Look, I'm not saying I fully understand the design philosophy of the bittorrent protocol, but those are the problems it addresses and the way it was implemented seems to imply that they were at...

    Look, I'm not saying I fully understand the design philosophy of the bittorrent protocol, but those are the problems it addresses and the way it was implemented seems to imply that they were at least a consideration.

    Please, tell me what you consider ill-conceived about it

    6 votes
  16. Comment on The gift of death in ~life

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    This is why I ask for and have started giving things like baked goods. I've also come to an understanding with my girlfriend's family (who routinely goes $50 per person per holiday) that my tech...

    This is why I ask for and have started giving things like baked goods. I've also come to an understanding with my girlfriend's family (who routinely goes $50 per person per holiday) that my tech support absolves me of gift-giving responsibilities.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Discussion: Internet Piracy: ISPs tracking every your move in ~talk

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    Since you stipulated "imaginary use-case", say I wanted to release an album without tying it to a record label or Soundcloud or whatever. Now I seed and don't have to keep my computer running (or...

    Since you stipulated "imaginary use-case", say I wanted to release an album without tying it to a record label or Soundcloud or whatever. Now I seed and don't have to keep my computer running (or pay for a server) indefinitely to deliver the files. My album also isn't bound by Terms of Service for whatever other site I'd be releasing it through.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on Supreme Court Justice Kennedy is retiring in ~news

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    Also, given current political climate, I'm not sure I'd want the Constitution that would come out of such an endeavor.

    Also, given current political climate, I'm not sure I'd want the Constitution that would come out of such an endeavor.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Discussion: Internet Piracy: ISPs tracking every your move in ~talk

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    What really grinds my gears about my ISP is that it's considered business class to get a static IPv6 range. Yes, I understand that "static" is primarily used for reliable access to services. But...

    What really grinds my gears about my ISP is that it's considered business class to get a static IPv6 range. Yes, I understand that "static" is primarily used for reliable access to services. But there's so many IPv6 addresses that they wouldn't notice a /120. Hell, when I worked for a hosting company we'd give out /64s just because somebody asked

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