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  1. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: Holiday 2022 in ~games

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    I'd like Epic Battle Fantasy 5 if you still have it :) I think I've played the fourth one years ago, it wasn't bad.

    I'd like Epic Battle Fantasy 5 if you still have it :)

    I think I've played the fourth one years ago, it wasn't bad.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on The Trump SPAC is doing stonk things, which is hilarious in ~finance

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    Is the name DWAC just incidental, or related to DTC's DWAC process? Going to be some Victor Vector shit at the transfer agent I bet.

    Is the name DWAC just incidental, or related to DTC's DWAC process? Going to be some Victor Vector shit at the transfer agent I bet.

  3. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~life

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    One thing I'll add to the conversation is consider adding a walking treadmill. I've got one from Amazon and combine it with the standing desk for a few hours a day, especially for long-ass...

    One thing I'll add to the conversation is consider adding a walking treadmill. I've got one from Amazon and combine it with the standing desk for a few hours a day, especially for long-ass conference calls. My steps went from basically 0 to a comfy 8k a day. You can set the speed to really low for when you're working on some spreadsheets or answering calls, and pretty fast pace when you're just listening.

    When I had the standing desk by itself I used it maybe a few times a month, now it's every day. I just like walking!

    4 votes
  4. Comment on What is the best way to teach Python for my 11-year-old sister that lives in another state? in ~comp

  5. Comment on The case for Stanislaw Lem in ~books

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    I love Lem's work. There's something appealing to a vision of a truly alien universe, one that cannot be comprehended by forcing our humanity on it; a universe that does not care. In Fiasco and...

    I love Lem's work. There's something appealing to a vision of a truly alien universe, one that cannot be comprehended by forcing our humanity on it; a universe that does not care. In Fiasco and Eden the aliens are just simply too different from our psychology and physiology and what would that mean for contact and communication. In Solaris and His Master's Voice the portrayal of potentially incomprehensible phenomena and how humanity would respond to it (think Roadside Picnic).

    There's also a lot of just awful translations in my opinion. I hated Return from the Stars, and some of the dialogue from almost every book felt stilted. But that might also be just me.

    I also recommend Summa Technologiae, a collection of his essays from 1964. It's a non-fiction work that dives deep into sci-fi tropes, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, biological/technological evolution, teleportation, and so on. A lot of it is only now starting to emerge or be discussed on a practical level, and much in the way he envisioned.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Super Tuesday: who did you end up voting for and why? in ~talk

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    Sanders. We need Universal care and education and Capitalism is not the answer this time. Biden "return to normalcy" is a return to conditions that lead to Trump in the first place. I'll vote for...

    Sanders. We need Universal care and education and Capitalism is not the answer this time.

    Biden "return to normalcy" is a return to conditions that lead to Trump in the first place. I'll vote for him if I have to, though.

    7 votes
  7. Comment on Super Tuesday: who did you end up voting for and why? in ~talk

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    M4A isn't some kind of pie in the sky concept that's never been tried on a national scale, unlike UBI. What is unique about America that would make it not work in your mind? A huge scary change...

    M4A isn't some kind of pie in the sky concept that's never been tried on a national scale, unlike UBI. What is unique about America that would make it not work in your mind? A huge scary change isn't a reason to keep the current frankensystem. You can still get insurance in countries with M4A, if that's your thing...

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Reddit's 2019 Transparency Report in ~tech

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    Thanks for replying! I may not contribute a bunch of content, but I always have a great time here (and throw a few extra bucks from my patreon budget now and then). Keep on truckin'!

    Thanks for replying! I may not contribute a bunch of content, but I always have a great time here (and throw a few extra bucks from my patreon budget now and then). Keep on truckin'!

    9 votes
  9. Comment on Reddit's 2019 Transparency Report in ~tech

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    Hey Deimos, just popping in here after some time to see how tildes is doing. What's your take on the current status of things here? Any long term plans? I love visiting, but I never end up...

    Hey Deimos, just popping in here after some time to see how tildes is doing. What's your take on the current status of things here? Any long term plans? I love visiting, but I never end up staying, and I feel pretty bad about that.

    Anyway, I hope you are well, and don't worry about answering my questions if you're too busy.

    9 votes
  10. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Gained 20 pounds since I've started my work-from-home job. Hooo boy do I feel awful and unattractive. Started running again and it helped with mood and motivation almost immediately, but I can...

    Gained 20 pounds since I've started my work-from-home job. Hooo boy do I feel awful and unattractive. Started running again and it helped with mood and motivation almost immediately, but I can only do it every other day or so, and gyms are so so expensive in my area. I don't really like doing bodyweight exercises, but that may be the only option on the off-days.

    I hope I can lose all I've gained in 5 months. Goals!

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Jeremy Clarkson In Defense Of The Car in ~enviro

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    Ha! Woops, English language can be a bit vague sometimes about the subject and predicates :D

    Ha! Woops, English language can be a bit vague sometimes about the subject and predicates

    :D

  12. Comment on Jeremy Clarkson In Defense Of The Car in ~enviro

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    I'm not here to start any kind of beef or a discussion or anything, but do you have a few quick bullet points for your climate change denial? I'm just curious :)

    I'm not here to start any kind of beef or a discussion or anything, but do you have a few quick bullet points for your climate change denial? I'm just curious :)

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Any Tildes users with small/not so small disabilities? in ~talk

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    Didn't get diagnosed with dysgraphia until after college. I remember being yelled at for being lazy or faking pain just to get out of schoolwork. Or being tutored just because they thought I was...

    Didn't get diagnosed with dysgraphia until after college. I remember being yelled at for being lazy or faking pain just to get out of schoolwork. Or being tutored just because they thought I was mildly retarded due to inability to write like the rest of the children.

    However, playing guitar is not a problem at all, I highly recommend trying it again and practicing for a while. Took me a few years of leisurely playing, but it's highly enjoyable and you can do basic things without issue. I've even started to get back into handwriting and improving it steadily, 70% of the time I don't fall back to my 3rd grader scribble :D

  14. Comment on Do we really need to add summaries to posted articles? in ~tildes

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    But then you might be accused editorializing the article by putting a bias the article didn't intend. You can't win here.

    But then you might be accused editorializing the article by putting a bias the article didn't intend. You can't win here.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on If you’re wondering why you’ve lost friends in adulthood, this is probably why in ~life

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    So you're our "Let's not be Reddit" bot? I've read the article, it's not great or informative and a summary is appreciated.

    So you're our "Let's not be Reddit" bot?

    I've read the article, it's not great or informative and a summary is appreciated.

    12 votes
  16. Comment on After a year of rising tensions, protesters tear down Confederate statue on UNC campus in ~humanities

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    Holy shit, context is everything...

    Holy shit, context is everything...

    20 votes
  17. Comment on Which Patreons do you support and why? in ~talk

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    Tildes, because I want to believe. Noah Caldwell-Gervais, a long form youtuber with excellent insight into my favorite video games. His travelogues are truly outstanding though. He put into words...

    Tildes, because I want to believe.

    Noah Caldwell-Gervais, a long form youtuber with excellent insight into my favorite video games. His travelogues are truly outstanding though. He put into words things that I could only feel while traveling the USA.

    Cloth Map (Drew Scanlon/Blinking White Guy), Drew is a treasure and I hope he comes back to Giant Bomb some day. Until that time I can only throw him a few bucks to do journalism about video game cultures in other countries.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Supreme Court Justice Kennedy is retiring in ~news

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    Do people actually, physically attack Trump voters?

    Do people actually, physically attack Trump voters?

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Supreme Court Justice Kennedy is retiring in ~news

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    To be fair, the reason some of us were dissatisfied with reddit in the first place is the ambiguous stand on places like T_D, and various other hate oriented groups. There's a difference between...

    To be fair, the reason some of us were dissatisfied with reddit in the first place is the ambiguous stand on places like T_D, and various other hate oriented groups. There's a difference between allowing discussion, and outright assholery, doxxing, and brigading. Hopefully Tildes will keep to its message, for your sake and mine.

    13 votes
  20. Comment on What have you been playing, and what do you think of it? in ~games

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    I'm hoping for an equivalent to /r/patientgamers coming to Tildes eventually. It's nice to discuss older games, bring back memories or finally get to gems you might have missed.

    I'm hoping for an equivalent to /r/patientgamers coming to Tildes eventually. It's nice to discuss older games, bring back memories or finally get to gems you might have missed.

    4 votes