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  1. Comment on Researchers at Cornell University concluded that an online semester would result in more COVID-19 in ~health.coronavirus

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    That right there is a very big assumption. Why would students, whose finances are already strained by the cost of tuition and the COVID crisis, add rent to that burden when they'll be getting an...

    the study assumed about 9,000 Cornell students would return to Ithaca -- even if there is no in-person learning or physical campus life.

    That right there is a very big assumption. Why would students, whose finances are already strained by the cost of tuition and the COVID crisis, add rent to that burden when they'll be getting an essentially online education?

    15 votes
  2. I'm looking for anime shows with a lot of depth

    I'm not necessarily looking for a "deep" or intensely philosophical show, like NG Evangelion is often described as being. I'm interested in shows with a lot of thematic depth, kind of like Mad...

    I'm not necessarily looking for a "deep" or intensely philosophical show, like NG Evangelion is often described as being. I'm interested in shows with a lot of thematic depth, kind of like Mad Men. As moocow1452, I'm looking for the anime equivalent of "prestige television," shows that actually have subtextual themes and messages that encourages the viewer to engage deeper with the media.
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    11 votes
  3. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I'm DMing two seperate Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. I'm also in the middle of writing like 3 different short stories, all in different genres, which I might put online eventually. I really gotta...

    I'm DMing two seperate Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. I'm also in the middle of writing like 3 different short stories, all in different genres, which I might put online eventually. I really gotta finish some of them, but it's so tempting to start new projects!

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 9 in ~news

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    I certainly hope so. I think what worries me is that it might spark a right-wing vigilante reaction.

    I certainly hope so. I think what worries me is that it might spark a right-wing vigilante reaction.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 9 in ~news

  6. Comment on What are you confused by? in ~talk

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    The basics of music theory. I've had multiple people (some with degrees in music) try to explain the fundamental, 101, stuff to their frustration. It just goes in one ear and out the other. Like,...

    The basics of music theory. I've had multiple people (some with degrees in music) try to explain the fundamental, 101, stuff to their frustration. It just goes in one ear and out the other. Like, what the fuck is a chord? what's the difference between beat and tempo? Is there one?

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 3 in ~news

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    Interesting article from Vice on the term "Cool Zone." I've been seeing it a lot on Twitter and Reddit. My first instinct was to consider it like the left-wing version of "boogaloo," which I don't...

    Interesting article from Vice on the term "Cool Zone." I've been seeing it a lot on Twitter and Reddit. My first instinct was to consider it like the left-wing version of "boogaloo," which I don't think is totally accurate. But, there is an accelerationist element to it.

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

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    Darkest Dungeon had a free weekend on Steam, and I played a few hours. I was really into it in the beginning, it was challenging but fun. I was even considering buying it when on my fourth...

    Darkest Dungeon had a free weekend on Steam, and I played a few hours. I was really into it in the beginning, it was challenging but fun. I was even considering buying it when on my fourth expedition into the Dungeon I had a total party kill.
    For those unfamiliar with the game it has a stress mechanic where team members accumulate stress from things like taking damage, teammates taking damages, spending too long in the dungeon, etc. If the stress gets too high, it can have negative status effects on the character and other teammates. One effect is "abusive," where they berate other team members, adding to their stress. Long story short, one of my characters had that effect, berated everyone else until they got so stressed all three had heart attacks and died, and then they were killed by the enemy.
    I didn't ragequit, but I did stare at the difficulty curve while standing at its base and decided I didn't want to climb it right now. I'd actually still recommend Darkest Dungeon if that's the kind of thing you're interested in. It's is really fun when you're not getting your ass kicked.

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

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    Getting involved in something is the best way to shake the sense of helplessness. It helps to remember that the people actively fucking the world up are the ones that benefit the most from your...

    Getting involved in something is the best way to shake the sense of helplessness. It helps to remember that the people actively fucking the world up are the ones that benefit the most from your despair.
    It doesn't have to be a political movement, although that is what's needed most right now. Any sort of mutual aid group, like a homeless centre, always needs more volunteers, or donors. Right now, with COVID, it's a bit hard, but when the lockdown lifts in your country its a good time to get involved.

    13 votes
  10. Comment on Elon Musk says shelter-in-place orders during COVID-19 are ‘fascist’—‘Give people back their goddamn freedom.’ in ~health.coronavirus

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    I cannot wait for the day that day that the Cult of Elon ends.

    I cannot wait for the day that day that the Cult of Elon ends.

    11 votes
  11. Comment on Humble Conquer COVID-19 Bundle in ~games

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    Is Jackbox still available? Thanks for your generosity!

    Is Jackbox still available? Thanks for your generosity!

    2 votes
  12. Comment on What it’s like to isolate with your girlfriend and her other boyfriend in ~life

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    I myself experimented with polyamory when I was younger, and I found it wasn't for me. However, I do know two long-term polyamorous couples, one has been together for almost 5 years, the other a...

    I myself experimented with polyamory when I was younger, and I found it wasn't for me. However, I do know two long-term polyamorous couples, one has been together for almost 5 years, the other a little over 3, who have been "open" since the beginning. They all seem fairly content with the arrangement.

    I think it can work, but only for a very narrow range of people, who are a small minority even within those who are willing to try it.

    11 votes
  13. Comment on "What should Bernie do when he drops out? Are there any potential drawbacks to doing so now?" in ~talk

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    This may be a very stupid question, but what about Bernie running as Biden's VP, or some other cabinet position? As a major concession to the left-wing of the party, it seems like it might catch...

    This may be a very stupid question, but what about Bernie running as Biden's VP, or some other cabinet position?

    As a major concession to the left-wing of the party, it seems like it might catch some of those Bernie or Bust folks that otherwise would not vote. Asking as a Canadian.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Fiction writers introduction thread! in ~talk

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    Nope, but I hope to one day. English French, but never anything shown to anyone else. Almost entirely prose (short stories), but I've dabbled in script-writing. I mainly write genre-fiction...

    Have you ever made money writing fiction?

    Nope, but I hope to one day.

    First writing language(s):

    English

    Other writing languages(s):

    French, but never anything shown to anyone else.

    Formats* : Examples: Short story, Romance, Play, Screenplay, etc

    Almost entirely prose (short stories), but I've dabbled in script-writing.

    Genres*: Examples: horror, science-fiction, fantasy, etc.

    I mainly write genre-fiction (fantasy and sci-fi).

    Main themes*: Examples: relationships, violence, artificial intelligence, etc.

    I talk a lot about race and class. I draw a lot from my training as a historian in discussing the societies I write about.

    Link to Writing Sample(s)

    I'll fill this in once I have my blogspot or wordpress up and running.

    What do you expect to achieve with your writing (anything, either subjective or objective)?

    At this point it's just a hobby, but I hope to make a living off it one day, or at least supplement my income.

    Apart from ~creative, where do you go for feedback?

    I have a writing group that I meet with every few weeks,

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Andrew Yang endorses Joe Biden in ~news

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    In an essentially 2 person race, Bernie only needs 55% of the remaining delegates to win the nomination. I think that's pretty feasible.

    In an essentially 2 person race, Bernie only needs 55% of the remaining delegates to win the nomination. I think that's pretty feasible.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Vatican opens archives of World War II-era Pope Pius XII in ~humanities

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    As someone who studies the time period, this is actually pretty exciting. Not just because it's new knowledge, but it's new sources in a fairly well-trodden time period, providing new ground for...

    As someone who studies the time period, this is actually pretty exciting. Not just because it's new knowledge, but it's new sources in a fairly well-trodden time period, providing new ground for incoming scholars. I hope I get to access some of those files eventually.

    2 votes