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  1. Comment on Why does the IRS need $80 billion? Just look at its cafeteria. in ~finance

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    Having studied OCR for the last few months I'm gobsmacked that the IRS doesn't employ it yet. I get the systematic defunding but the passport office and USPS have done so since the 80s.

    Having studied OCR for the last few months I'm gobsmacked that the IRS doesn't employ it yet. I get the systematic defunding but the passport office and USPS have done so since the 80s.

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  2. Comment on ‘Elvis’ boogies past $100M at domestic box office in ~movies

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    What did you think? I went to see it yesterday and really enjoyed it. I realised how little I knew about the man. The pacing seemed a little frenetic but I can see that being by design.

    What did you think? I went to see it yesterday and really enjoyed it. I realised how little I knew about the man. The pacing seemed a little frenetic but I can see that being by design.

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  3. Comment on Developer turns 'future of gaming' talk into a surprise attack on convention's NFT and blockchain sponsors in ~games

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    Speculators who assume it'll go back up eventually? It historically has which I know means nothing but it's not an unreasonable gamble.

    Speculators who assume it'll go back up eventually? It historically has which I know means nothing but it's not an unreasonable gamble.

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  4. Comment on Two weeks with the Steam Deck in ~games

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    Ah fair. I was wondering if you'd be okay with downloading a rom to run on an emulator on the steamdeck if you'd bought that game. If say you only wanted to pack one console for a trip and took...

    Ah fair. I was wondering if you'd be okay with downloading a rom to run on an emulator on the steamdeck if you'd bought that game. If say you only wanted to pack one console for a trip and took the steamdeck with a switch emulator to have both options. I get wanting to play stuff on original hardware when possible though, there's a reason I still have a ps2, wii, and 3ds ahah.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on The lacking foundations of male friendships in ~life

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    I can definitely 2nd the D&D suggestion. I've reconnected over the last two years with some highschool friends through D&D. We'd done a trial campaign that fell apart quickly back then but one of...

    I can definitely 2nd the D&D suggestion. I've reconnected over the last two years with some highschool friends through D&D. We'd done a trial campaign that fell apart quickly back then but one of them out of the blue suggested retrying it online in the pandemic and we're however many sessions deep now having met weekly for nearing two years now. It's a lovely way to have something you're doing but also space to talk before and after the session with various life issues coming up in the campaign in an abstracted enough format to discuss them without anyone feeling the need to say more than they want.

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

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    I got my deck this week and have been enjoying some styles of games I've not played for a while with the new controls. I've started pokemon uranium which has been a lot of fun and harks back to...

    I got my deck this week and have been enjoying some styles of games I've not played for a while with the new controls.

    I've started pokemon uranium which has been a lot of fun and harks back to the graphics era of the first pokemon game I played which was platinum. It's had a few graphical stutters but other than that has been good fun to play and since pokemon is the way it is the stutters aren't too painful.

    The other new game I've tried on the deck is owlboy. I've only played about an hour but I'm enjoying it so far and only picked it up because it was listed as "great on deck" so I'm glad that's there to shed some light on some lesser seen depths of my library.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Two weeks with the Steam Deck in ~games

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    How do you feel about piracy when you've paid for the cartridge because yuzu has made leaps and bounds since first release?

    How do you feel about piracy when you've paid for the cartridge because yuzu has made leaps and bounds since first release?

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Two weeks with the Steam Deck in ~games

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    How do the thumb stick grips work with the touch detection to enable gyro as that's my worry before I get some.

    How do the thumb stick grips work with the touch detection to enable gyro as that's my worry before I get some.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Two weeks with the Steam Deck in ~games

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    I agree with the portable charger. I've personally preferred my lighterweight 10000mAh with the steam deck as that still does 1 3/4 charges.

    I agree with the portable charger. I've personally preferred my lighterweight 10000mAh with the steam deck as that still does 1 3/4 charges.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Boris Johnson, the UK's embattled prime minister, announced he's resigning in ~news

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    Can they not resign? That's essentially what's happening here after everyone in the govt either quit in protest or told him he should quit.

    Can they not resign? That's essentially what's happening here after everyone in the govt either quit in protest or told him he should quit.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Dinosaurs toss ‘Lightyear’ out of orbit at weekend box office as ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ feasts on $68M+ four-day in ~movies

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    From my own perspective I think Jurassic World: Dominion marketed itself well as a finale as I personally only went to see it because it was marketed as such as know others who did the same. I...

    From my own perspective I think Jurassic World: Dominion marketed itself well as a finale as I personally only went to see it because it was marketed as such as know others who did the same. I would like to see Lightyear but it feels fun and fine to watch on the small screen.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Black Mesa: The sixteen year project to remake Half-Life in ~games.game_design

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    I've not played black mesa but this really made me want to. It's really interesting seeing how they approached the design to make it coherantly flow without the ability to rely on...

    I've not played black mesa but this really made me want to. It's really interesting seeing how they approached the design to make it coherantly flow without the ability to rely on directions/cutscenes/maps. There's a fair few games I've played recently where the compass for where to go next has been needed more than I'd have liked but I'd never considered how hard it was to put together a coherant level with complex moving parts in a way that allows the game to flow and also be challenging.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on The economics of Spotify in ~finance

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    I think your penultimate paragraph really touches on something there. If I'm paying £10 for a month of Spotify that's split over however many songs 3 hours a day. I don't and can't read for 3...

    I think your penultimate paragraph really touches on something there. If I'm paying £10 for a month of Spotify that's split over however many songs 3 hours a day. I don't and can't read for 3 hours a day and even if I did that's 10 books over a month minus the 30% at 70p or $1 which seems fairly accurate to expect of someone who pays for a subscription for books.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Tildes' 2022 Backlog Burner Event: It Begins! in ~games

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    I'm taking a slightly different approach this first week which isn't the main aim of the event but I need to do to setup the others I want to play. I've got about halfway through both Assassins...

    I'm taking a slightly different approach this first week which isn't the main aim of the event but I need to do to setup the others I want to play. I've got about halfway through both Assassins Creed: Rogue and Metro 2033. I've enjoyed them so far but I move a lot and they both suffered the same fate of not being picked up again once I was back with my pc. I'm looking forward to finishing them and then moving on to the next two Metro games afterwards if I've got the time for both this month.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Steam Deck will launch on February 25, with batches of order emails being sent to reservation holders weekly in ~games

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    On the subject of people backing out I'll be interested to see if the queue accelerates at all with people forgetting or not budgeting the cash they'll need or just having changed their minds....

    On the subject of people backing out I'll be interested to see if the queue accelerates at all with people forgetting or not budgeting the cash they'll need or just having changed their minds. Especially since the £4 can just become steam credit.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on 13,000 pounds at 118 miles per hour: It was the deadliest wreck in years. And the man behind it was one of the FBI’s most notorious informants. in ~humanities

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    I felt similar towards the end. There's so many people his life has negatively affected I'm surprised no one has taken it into their own hands especially with how broken he left some people.

    I felt similar towards the end. There's so many people his life has negatively affected I'm surprised no one has taken it into their own hands especially with how broken he left some people.

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  17. Comment on 13,000 pounds at 118 miles per hour: It was the deadliest wreck in years. And the man behind it was one of the FBI’s most notorious informants. in ~humanities

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    Yeah it starts off bleak before heading into story that has government failure over and over that just gets more bleak the more you read.

    Yeah it starts off bleak before heading into story that has government failure over and over that just gets more bleak the more you read.

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  18. Comment on After ruining Android messaging, Google says iMessage is too powerful in ~tech

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    WhatsApp or FB Messenger share the UK university group chat niche even when Instagram is popular for personal messages.

    WhatsApp or FB Messenger share the UK university group chat niche even when Instagram is popular for personal messages.

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  20. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (January 2022) in ~talk

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    I wrote a note to myself earlier and it feels like venting and also I feel by writing it down in the first place I already know the answer. I guess what I'm wondering is do other people have these...

    I wrote a note to myself earlier and it feels like venting and also I feel by writing it down in the first place I already know the answer. I guess what I'm wondering is do other people have these concerns without the answers being the one I've circled back to too many times without seeking further help (not suicide just that I am depressed and should probably do something about it).

    Do I have a lack of purpose and enjoyment in things because I'm not choosing fun things or because I'm depressed. Is it because it's after a long and busy season in work and I struggle to pick what to do now beyond routine as all I had during that was routine or is it because I find less joy in things and need to seek help about that?

    6 votes