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  1. Comment on Make a loop with the Chrome Music Lab song maker! in ~creative

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    I've been playing a lot of Shovel Knight recently and damn if that doesn't sound right at home on that game's soundtrack. Well done.

    I've been playing a lot of Shovel Knight recently and damn if that doesn't sound right at home on that game's soundtrack. Well done.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on The dogs that grew wool and the people who love them in ~humanities

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    I'm also no scientist, but I think it depends how much the DNA has decayed. If they can find intact strands in the fibres, they might be able to breed it back by combining it with related dog...

    I'm also no scientist, but I think it depends how much the DNA has decayed. If they can find intact strands in the fibres, they might be able to breed it back by combining it with related dog breeds. It wouldn't be a perfect clone.
    I think that'd be worthwhile, especially because it gives the peoples a link to their pre-colonial past. Ultimately, I think it's their decision.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on (The MTV show) Daria: The 90s neoliberal fantasia as seen from the point of view of a 90s teenager/millennial in ~misc

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    That part about Boomer parents not understanding how bad things are resonated with me. Mine absolutely have no idea what it's like out there. They don't get that your job application can be...

    That part about Boomer parents not understanding how bad things are resonated with me. Mine absolutely have no idea what it's like out there. They don't get that your job application can be rejected by an algorithm before it's seen by any human eyes. They don't understand how wages have stagnated (example: my father worked as a cashier in the 80s and his salary would be equivalent $19 an hour today). I could go on and on.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    What did you think of Lupin? I thought it was pretty decent, but mostly carried by Omar Sy's charisma as the leading man.

    What did you think of Lupin? I thought it was pretty decent, but mostly carried by Omar Sy's charisma as the leading man.

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

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    I just started replaying Transistor. I forgot just how much every aspect of that game oozes style. Definitely deserves to have left a larger cultural footprint than it did (not that it didn't...

    I just started replaying Transistor. I forgot just how much every aspect of that game oozes style. Definitely deserves to have left a larger cultural footprint than it did (not that it didn't leave one, just that if should have been bigger).

    8 votes
  6. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Imperial Life in the Emerald City. It's which is about America absolutely bungling the rebuilding of Iraq in 2003-2004, through an equal mixture of ignorance, greed, incompetence, and arrogance....

    Imperial Life in the Emerald City. It's which is about America absolutely bungling the rebuilding of Iraq in 2003-2004, through an equal mixture of ignorance, greed, incompetence, and arrogance.
    It's written by a Washington Post journalist who was in Iraq during this time, and is really well-written.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on What are your favorite imaginary/fictitious maps? in ~creative

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    The German-Shambala War of 1949 takes place in an alt-history Nazi victory timeline where a White Russian general founded a syncretic Christo-Buddhist theocracy in Tibet after WWI. The...

    The German-Shambala War of 1949 takes place in an alt-history Nazi victory timeline where a White Russian general founded a syncretic Christo-Buddhist theocracy in Tibet after WWI.

    The Supernatural in Mitteleuropa is a fun map that creates an interesting "what if all myths/urban legends were true" world.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What's something you wish people outside of your field knew/understood? in ~talk

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    That reminds me of something funny that happened to me on the subway a few years ago. I was standing and facing the doors when we pulled into the station. The doors open and standing by himself...

    That reminds me of something funny that happened to me on the subway a few years ago. I was standing and facing the doors when we pulled into the station. The doors open and standing by himself was a relatively famous Twitch streamer. We locked eyes and I guess a look of recognition had flashed across my face or something because, the second he saw me, he walked over and got on a different train car.

    I hadn't done or said anything, and I wasn't offended. I always figured, like you mentioned, that he thought I would bother him, and like anybody could be, wasn't in the mood to engage in conversation.

    11 votes
  9. Comment on The main cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces in ~humanities

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    This video is Russian state propaganda, and gives a really interesting insight into a recently completed church dedicated specifically to the Russian military. A melding of religion and the...

    This video is Russian state propaganda, and gives a really interesting insight into a recently completed church dedicated specifically to the Russian military. A melding of religion and the military isn't entirely unknown in the English-speaking world. For example, in the British Commonwealth there's a long and widespread tradition of hanging regimental banners in churches. But this cathedral melds the military, the church, and the state in an intense way, down to the architecture of the cathedral itself.

    Also the floor of the cathedral is all metal, supposedly made with melted down medals, guns, and tanks taken from the Wehrmacht.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Pennsylvania Republicans block seating of Democratic state senator, take control from lieutenant governor in ~news

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    Agreed. It really is two prongs of the same attack. One from within the halls of power, and one from without.

    Agreed. It really is two prongs of the same attack. One from within the halls of power, and one from without.

    10 votes
  11. Comment on Pennsylvania Republicans block seating of Democratic state senator, take control from lieutenant governor in ~news

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    Obviously this story got lost in yesterday's madness, but this is just as naked a threat to American democracy as the DC Putsch.

    Obviously this story got lost in yesterday's madness, but this is just as naked a threat to American democracy as the DC Putsch.

    12 votes
  12. Comment on Hundreds storm Capitol barricades; two nearby buildings briefly evacuated; Trump falsely tells thousands he won in ~news

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    So the National guard is in DC, but a Washington Post reporter says the Department of Defense has apparently refused to deploy the National Guard against the protests....

    So the National guard is in DC, but a Washington Post reporter says the Department of Defense has apparently refused to deploy the National Guard against the protests.
    https://twitter.com/byaaroncdavis/status/1346908166030766080

    11 votes
  13. Comment on The illusion only some can see in ~science

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    My brain was completely fooled by the illusion with the blank window and the rubik's cube attached, but for some reason when the ruler (or the host) was stuck through it, I could see it rotating.

    My brain was completely fooled by the illusion with the blank window and the rubik's cube attached, but for some reason when the ruler (or the host) was stuck through it, I could see it rotating.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Exceptionally well-preserved thermopolium, a Roman-era fast-food stall, unearthed in Pompeii in ~humanities

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    Roman graffiti really is the best! Some of it is timeless, like men bragging about shitting somewhere, or claiming they had sex with someone's mother. More wholesomely, there's also quite a bit of...

    Roman graffiti really is the best! Some of it is timeless, like men bragging about shitting somewhere, or claiming they had sex with someone's mother. More wholesomely, there's also quite a bit of "Marcus & Gaius are BFFs."
    There's also some uniquely Roman scratches, like the guy who wrote: "Women of the world weep, for I only penetrate men now." Although, I could see something like this posted on Twitter today.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Canada Revenue Agency names companies that received federal wage subsidy in ~finance

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    The Canada Revenue Agency released the names of all companies that received the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy on Monday [...] which has paid out more than $54-billion since April.

    The names are in a searchable online database. The information shows only the names of the companies. It does not indicate the amount of the subsidy, or when it was received.

    A recent review of CEWS disclosures by the Financial Post found that at least 68 publicly traded Canadian companies continued to pay out shareholder dividends while receiving the wage subsidy. The review found those companies got at least $1-billion in CEWS and paid out more than $5-billion in dividends.

    1 vote