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  1. Comment on Selling subversion in ~misc

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    Father John Misty's "Things it would've been helpful to know before the Revolution" pretty much covers this with lines like "Sometimes I miss the top of the food chain but what a perfect...

    Father John Misty's "Things it would've been helpful to know before the Revolution" pretty much covers this with lines like "Sometimes I miss the top of the food chain but what a perfect afternoon" and "from time to time, we all get a little restless with no one advertising to us constantly."

    But the final verse begins, "though I'll admit some degree of resentment for the sudden lack of convenience around here." and that's the hard part. Revolution isn't fun and most people smart enough to see that might still have problems with the system as it is. Too smart to upset the whole system, too dumb to upset the whole system.

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  2. Comment on Remedy Entertainment has announced it's acquired the full rights to its Control series from publisher 505 Games for €17m in ~games

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    Yeah, the Steam Deck is a big part of my buying decisions right now - if not Steam support, at least a Linux version, and I've never really gotten Heroic and Lutris to have the "Install and go"...

    Yeah, the Steam Deck is a big part of my buying decisions right now - if not Steam support, at least a Linux version, and I've never really gotten Heroic and Lutris to have the "Install and go" feel of just buying a game on Steam...

    Even a game like Cyberpunk which I bought on GOG and is on my desktop just seems like a headache to go through the process for on the deck.

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  3. Comment on Remedy Entertainment has announced it's acquired the full rights to its Control series from publisher 505 Games for €17m in ~games

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    I don't prefer the Epic Games Store for a myriad of reasons but I've always said I'd prefer they fund the exclusives they want instead of buying them after the fact... That said, I'm happy they're...

    I don't prefer the Epic Games Store for a myriad of reasons but I've always said I'd prefer they fund the exclusives they want instead of buying them after the fact...

    That said, I'm happy they're doing that with Remedy games! I'm also sad because I've enjoyed everything Remedy does and I don't like it being trapped on EGS.

    So, like "Yay! They got the IP back." but "Boo" if it's trapped on EGS like AW2. Control was begging for a sequel based off that... Can you even call it an ending it had.

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  4. Comment on 'White party' in Sri Lanka cancelled after backlash. Organizer apologizes. in ~life

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    You'd think if they wanted to bring expats together they'd just... Say "Expat party" or whatever the Russian equivalent would be and not "Face control: White." I mean, I'm also not racist (like...

    You'd think if they wanted to bring expats together they'd just... Say "Expat party" or whatever the Russian equivalent would be and not "Face control: White."

    I mean, I'm also not racist (like they claim to be) and I would never say "Only white people come to my party." When wanting to meet like minded expats. Is there a language barrier going on there? My Russian is, at this point, essentially a pile of rusted dust so I've got no idea.

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  5. Comment on Journalist Tim Burke faces charges under the US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in ~tech

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    US Government "Secret" Classified documents are floating around on the Web. If you happen to come across them, you're not authorized to access them, regardless of where you find them. You, the...

    But - if credentials that let you log in are floating around on the public web, then that’s a bit more complicated to me. Maybe not authorized, unless they’re explicitly “test” logins or something?

    US Government "Secret" Classified documents are floating around on the Web. If you happen to come across them, you're not authorized to access them, regardless of where you find them.

    You, the entity, doesn't have the authorization. Even if you have a badge, credentials, and whatever else that gets you access... You don't have access. The fact that "I realized that the windows were all unlocked upon breaking into the building" doesn't mean you could've just used the window, legally, instead.

    That said, I don't believe this should be a criminal matter personally. Let the company sue him instead.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on The US Army is slashing thousands of jobs to focus on Russia and China (gifted link) in ~news

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    Jobs are not people. Russia and China aren't 'new' threats, so you cut some jobs from the middle east postings and you move those personnel over to different AOs. Like, everybody needs IT guys but...

    Jobs are not people. Russia and China aren't 'new' threats, so you cut some jobs from the middle east postings and you move those personnel over to different AOs.

    Like, everybody needs IT guys but Baghdad is only getting three now instead of six and the other three will go to Germany to fill already existing positions. Same six troops but less jobs to go around.

    11 votes
  7. Comment on Weekly Israel-Hamas war megathread - week of February 26 in ~news

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    You're not wrong, it's really a flip of the coin.

    You're not wrong, it's really a flip of the coin.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Weekly Israel-Hamas war megathread - week of February 26 in ~news

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    I mean, you'll probably get a less than honorable discharge instead of a DD. You gotta rape and murder to get a DD, really, but I could see disobeying an order pissing someone off enough to do the...

    I mean, you'll probably get a less than honorable discharge instead of a DD. You gotta rape and murder to get a DD, really, but I could see disobeying an order pissing someone off enough to do the paperwork for it...

    But at the same time, hot button media issue? Less than honorable, chapter them out quietly and hope the guy leaves quietly.

    10 votes
  9. Comment on Framing everyday life with Ryutaro Nakamoto in ~arts

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    I know he's divisive but the photos give me big Wes Anderson energy. I mean that in a positive way. I'm gonna share this with a couple professional and semi professional photographers I know.

    I know he's divisive but the photos give me big Wes Anderson energy. I mean that in a positive way. I'm gonna share this with a couple professional and semi professional photographers I know.

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

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    I need to figure out spoiler tags before I go taking about Red Dead Redemption 2 in more detail but the main point is, the big "I was a bad person" moment that's been brought up for all of Chapter...

    I need to figure out spoiler tags before I go taking about Red Dead Redemption 2 in more detail but the main point is, the big "I was a bad person" moment that's been brought up for all of Chapter 6... I never really did that. Since the game forces you to throw one punch, that's all I did. Yet "I beat a man to death" that's been haunting Arthur - does he remember that I mashed "threaten" until the game gave me no choice?

    I guess it's like in Spec Ops: The Line, except Spec Ops wasn't a 70 hour game!

    I'm almost through with the game, on the last mission (thank you Steam Deck suspend mode), but life won't give me the time right now to just finish it off.

    Actually, come to think of it, Red Dead 2 is a lot like Spec Ops. Tons of choices that don't really matter, a linear story that pushes you down an exact path, all wrapped up with repetitive gameplay loops... And I enjoyed them both. Though, maybe I won't 100% RDR2.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Boy Kills World | Official trailer in ~movies

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    I'm glad I saw your comment because I just thought "What, this a horror movie reimagining of Boy Meets World?" Can't lie, not the greatest title but it's good to hear the can of mixed vegetables...

    I'm glad I saw your comment because I just thought "What, this a horror movie reimagining of Boy Meets World?"

    Can't lie, not the greatest title but it's good to hear the can of mixed vegetables in another role.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Shell to permanently close all of its hydrogen refuelling stations for cars in California in ~transport

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    Huh, I suppose I should reach out to the one Toyota Mirai owner I know and see what they plan to do about that one.

    Huh, I suppose I should reach out to the one Toyota Mirai owner I know and see what they plan to do about that one.

    15 votes
  13. Comment on Feeling lost with mental health treatment in ~health.mental

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    Obviously, your doctor is the best person to talk to about your doses and your treatment. They know what your meds do and you should discuss the efficacy of the various meds. I know that they can...

    Obviously, your doctor is the best person to talk to about your doses and your treatment. They know what your meds do and you should discuss the efficacy of the various meds. I know that they can run a genetic screening to see if certain meds will have better effects for you. If you haven't done that you should look into it.

    I always knew I was broken and needed help. And for all my life I thought that seeing a psychiatrist is a last resort in case "I can't fix myself" on my own.

    But, to be blunt, this is the wrong mindset. A psychiatrist isn't fixing you, they're working with you to help you find a new and, for lack of a better word, more 'normal' headspace for your life. Unfortunately, it takes a long time. This is perfectly normal that it might take a long time to get everything dialed in perfectly. You might've dialed in the dose for a more relaxed you and now that life stresses are creeping up it's not as effective but remember that every change in medication or dosage has a large impact on... Well, everything. If you're able to cope, get out of bed and eat a meal, you're functioning. But after that, you've gotta cope with life. The meds aren't about making you not stressed, they're about helping you recognize that your stress is real and you're able to deal with it.

    I'm only familiar with one of your meds but you said you stopped therapy because it wasn't for you - Was that you thinking clearly or just not seeing instant results? Because right now I think you're engaging in a low form of CBT here. Just with a variety of people as opposed to one-on-one. You've been taking a controlled substance without building the skills to cope with the actual stresses of life you're more encountering.

    Edit: I don't mean this meanly or anything. I'm just seeing a huge hole in your plan for "getting better" and I want to be blunt with you.

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  14. Comment on Three long-term effects of a "plastic wrap parenting" style in ~life

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    So... We've redefined "Helicopter parenting" as "plastic wrap parenting"? This article points to the rise of something that's already been lampooned for ages. Regardless, I agree with the article...

    So... We've redefined "Helicopter parenting" as "plastic wrap parenting"?

    This article points to the rise of something that's already been lampooned for ages.

    Regardless, I agree with the article but I don't believe the article has set out a way that this is truly any different than what we've called Helicopter parenting.

    19 votes
  15. Comment on Nazis mingle openly at CPAC, spreading antisemitic conspiracy theories and finding allies in ~misc

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    The question then becomes, issue or feature? You either take a "No Nazi stance" or don't. They've chosen not to and, by proxy, accepted their presence. It's one thing to say "Hey, they showed up...

    The presence of the individuals has been a persistent issue at CPAC

    The question then becomes, issue or feature?

    You either take a "No Nazi stance" or don't. They've chosen not to and, by proxy, accepted their presence. It's one thing to say "Hey, they showed up and kept to themselves" but if they're down on the floor talking about "the Jews" and not getting kicked out...

    Yeah, they're welcomed there.

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  16. Comment on Tom Cruise is about to enter another, weirder golden era with reports of him being cast in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s next film, the world's greatest movie star is heading for an auteur renaissance in ~movies

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    I mean, yeah, say what you will about Cruise personally (I try to avoid supporting him where I can due to Scientology and such) but he's almost always an entertaining watch. If a movie of his is...

    I mean, yeah, say what you will about Cruise personally (I try to avoid supporting him where I can due to Scientology and such) but he's almost always an entertaining watch. If a movie of his is on in a waiting room, airplane or the like, I'll usually have a watch. I've never had the highs and lows of other actors but consistently enjoyable.

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  17. Comment on What's a "house rule" that has made a game more fun for you? in ~games

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    You don't even need a fifth, just identify one player as the head chef and everyone is forced to listen to them. For even more chaos, head chef rotates every round.

    You don't even need a fifth, just identify one player as the head chef and everyone is forced to listen to them. For even more chaos, head chef rotates every round.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Nobody ever gets credit for fixing problems that never happened in ~finance

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    Quite the opposite! I'm not saying "it's old, who cares" I'm more saying "This is written on the wall, how do I get people to notice?"

    Quite the opposite! I'm not saying "it's old, who cares" I'm more saying "This is written on the wall, how do I get people to notice?"

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  19. Comment on US journalist Tim Burke indicted for accessing unaired footage of Tucker Carlson and others at Fox News in ~news

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    Well, I get why he's getting in trouble but, like all things in America, shouldn't this be a civil case? He broke LiveU's TOS with his actions and they should sue him. Why is he being indicted?...

    “They were demo credentials that were published publicly,” Burke told The Post.

    Well, I get why he's getting in trouble but, like all things in America, shouldn't this be a civil case? He broke LiveU's TOS with his actions and they should sue him. Why is he being indicted? Now, if he'd hacked Army SAFE to steal classified docs, I get it but this is more a civil matter, right?

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  20. Comment on Ukrainian forces withdraw from Avdiivka; megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - February 17 in ~news

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    I'm sure they have, we've just hopefully kept far enough away from the CHUD side of the net to avoid it.

    I'm sure they have, we've just hopefully kept far enough away from the CHUD side of the net to avoid it.

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