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  1. Comment on Twitter Unlocks Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Account After Pressure in ~news

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    As my previous comment was removed (rightfully so) for being too simplistic, let me try and expound: This displeases me because it shows Twitter is either a) Still unclear, after all this time, on...

    As my previous comment was removed (rightfully so) for being too simplistic, let me try and expound:

    This displeases me because it shows Twitter is either a) Still unclear, after all this time, on what exactly they want on their platform, or b) Isn't taking the time to consider the repercussions of their actions despite the fact that they seem to be in the news at least once a month for having to walk back some moderation decision they made.

    You would think that a multi-million dollar company (or is it billion? I don't know) would have the capacity to self-police itself and apply some sort of consistency to its moderation tactics. Instead what we're left with is a spineless admin team who can't even moderate to their own incredibly vague rules.

    It's just frustrating to watch this happen on a platform that had such promise not that long ago. Now it's all just russian bots, celebs with bot followers, and conspiracy theorists. It's a cesspool and I'm becoming more and more convinced that it's only staying afloat because bad actors want it to stay afloat.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on Jeffrey Epstein Commits Suicide at Manhattan Jail in ~news

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    And so, bedraggled and on the cusp of final victory, there arose a great calamity the world over in the form of one large, collective, "GOD. FUCKING. DAMMIT."

    And so, bedraggled and on the cusp of final victory, there arose a great calamity the world over in the form of one large, collective, "GOD. FUCKING. DAMMIT."

    6 votes
  3. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Well congratulations! Sounds like this is definitely a step up and in the right direction!

    Well congratulations! Sounds like this is definitely a step up and in the right direction!

    4 votes
  4. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    What'll you be doing at your new job, if you don't mind me asking? If this is a "I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you" scenario then I'm cool not knowing.

    What'll you be doing at your new job, if you don't mind me asking?

    If this is a "I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you" scenario then I'm cool not knowing.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Quiz: Let Us Predict Whether You’re a Democrat or a Republican in ~misc

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    Yeah but all that doesnt really lend itself to me making a where is your god now joke, soooooo

    Yeah but all that doesnt really lend itself to me making a where is your god now joke, soooooo

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Quiz: Let Us Predict Whether You’re a Democrat or a Republican in ~misc

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    Swing and a miss on this one, NYT. They pegged me as a lean-left centrist and I'm a big ol' filthy progressive hippie. WHERE IS YOUR STATISTICAL GOD NOW?!

    Swing and a miss on this one, NYT. They pegged me as a lean-left centrist and I'm a big ol' filthy progressive hippie. WHERE IS YOUR STATISTICAL GOD NOW?!

    12 votes
  7. Comment on What Do We Do About the Violence of Lonely Young Men? in ~misc

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  9. Comment on What Do We Do About the Violence of Lonely Young Men? in ~misc

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    Hot take time: Make it much more clear, socially, what "positive masculinity" entails and separate "masculinity" from toxic behaviors as much as possible. I recognize this issue is much more...

    Hot take time:

    Make it much more clear, socially, what "positive masculinity" entails and separate "masculinity" from toxic behaviors as much as possible.

    I recognize this issue is much more complex than that, and cannot be solved with one suggestion from a rando on the internet, but that's kind of the point of a hot take. I expect a lot of people are going to take umbrage with what I said in some capacity. If so, all I ask is that you at least lube yourself up before you fuck me with your knowledge dick because I assure you that you know more about this than I do.

    19 votes
  10. Comment on 8chan goes dark after hardware provider discontinues service in ~tech

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    That's fair. I should've made the clauses more distinct, my mistake. To be clear, poor mental health care is still not one of the root causes of gun violence against others, as I intended to say....

    That's fair. I should've made the clauses more distinct, my mistake.

    To be clear, poor mental health care is still not one of the root causes of gun violence against others, as I intended to say. Against one's self, sure, but not others.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on 8chan goes dark after hardware provider discontinues service in ~tech

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    I'm stuck on mental illness because that's what I said. It just seems like you're interpreting my words in a manner in which they were not intended, which is my concern.

    I'm stuck on mental illness because that's what I said. It just seems like you're interpreting my words in a manner in which they were not intended, which is my concern.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on 8chan goes dark after hardware provider discontinues service in ~tech

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    Do you mind if I ask what definition you're using? The only reason I ask is that, for example, we dont automatically assume someone who murders another person is mentally ill.

    Do you mind if I ask what definition you're using? The only reason I ask is that, for example, we dont automatically assume someone who murders another person is mentally ill.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on 8chan goes dark after hardware provider discontinues service in ~tech

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    That seems like a conversation more appropriate for if and when these companies start rallying together and actually doing that.

    That seems like a conversation more appropriate for if and when these companies start rallying together and actually doing that.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on 8chan goes dark after hardware provider discontinues service in ~tech

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    I agree that mental health care is important. There's no solid evidence to support the idea that people suffering from mental illnesses commit higher numbers of gun violence against others. E -...

    I agree that mental health care is important.

    There's no solid evidence to support the idea that people suffering from mental illnesses commit higher numbers of gun violence against others.

    E - Clarified clauses

    6 votes
  15. Comment on Advertising is a cancer on society in ~design

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    My understanding is that's where Tor comes in.

    the bastion of the promise of the early internet will be swept out in the interests of profit.

    My understanding is that's where Tor comes in.

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

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    I haven't been able to play much new stuff recently for multiple reasons, but here's a run down of the last month of my gaming experiences: Two Point Hospital I've only logged about five hours of...

    I haven't been able to play much new stuff recently for multiple reasons, but here's a run down of the last month of my gaming experiences:

    Two Point Hospital

    I've only logged about five hours of playtime on this bad boy but as far as management simulators go it's very enjoyable. Functionally you play the part of a medical organization and you build, staff, and manage hospitals. There's a star-rating system that functions as a sort of "mastery" indicator (you can get up to 3 stars per hospital and each new star is obtained by completing objectives focused around that level's mechanics, such as training staff or curing a particular disease).

    The music in the game is also worth note. All the music is played through an in-game radio station called Two Point Radio (Two Point being the dev company of the game, as well as various other "Two Point" game entries) complete with multiple host personalities that are as distinctive as you've come to expect from a SEGA game. The music itself is standard fare; basically just whimsical muzak, but you can also add your own songs to the playlist through the game options.

    There's some DLC as well that I unfortunately don't have and can't speak for, but my understanding is they simply iterate on top of the formula of the base game. If that's true then I have no doubt they're enjoyable, as I expect I'll be playing the base game for many, many hours to come.

    Diablo 3

    The Diablo series has always been on-again/off-again for me. I played the hell out of 2 as a youngin, and 3 was no different at release. I've picked it back up again recently because none of the other popular ARPGs really scratch the itch I'm looking for. Grim Dawn gets close but there's so much minutae that it kind of loses me. I like the simplicity of Diablo 3 because, as an adult, I find I'm less interested in pushing leaderboards and earning bragging rights and I'm more interested in being able to obliterate a pack of 50 goat people with one click of my mouse only to be rewarded with a gory shower of viscera and gold.

    Maybe I'm remembering this through rose-colored glasses (because this game is 7 years old at this point) but it feels a little more grindy at the end game than it was initially. Diablo has always been a game of grinding, of course, but there's a healthy balance a game should maintain and I think that balance is just slightly off in Diablo 3. I spend more time farming mats than I do looting anything meaningful, but such is life. It's not bad enough to put me off of the game, so ya know.

    Regions of Ruin

    As much as I hate when people describe games by using other games, there's really not a better way to explain Regions of Ruin: It's side-scrolling Skyrim. And that's a good thing! The controls are simple and (relatively) intuitive, there's base-building mechanics if you're into that sort of thing, and there's plenty of chests to loot. The writing also isn't terrible, though the story is perhaps a little simple.

    The main draw for me on this one is that it's a WONDERFUL time killer. When I've got downtime at work I just throw this on and bam, 20 minutes is gone down the drain. You can also find it relatively cheap (right now, for example, it's $1.20 on GamesPlanet). Even at base price it's only 12 bucks.

    There's a handful of other games I'm currently waiting to start (or just haven't bothered starting) for one reason or another. These include titles such as:

    • Homeworld Remastered Collection
    • Tomb Raider (2013)
    • Deux Ex: Human Revolution
    • Murdered: Soul Suspect
    • My Summer Car
    • My Time At Portia

    It's hard right now for me to focus on much with my medication changes so unfortunately sitting still for extended periods playing video games isn't really an option, but hopefully that'll change sometime soon and I can go back to my prolific playing.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Trump Speaks Following El Paso And Dayton Shootings in ~news

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    I'm of the opinion that the best way to drive that wedge is to separate gamers from trolling culture, which is admittedly very, very difficult.

    I'm of the opinion that the best way to drive that wedge is to separate gamers from trolling culture, which is admittedly very, very difficult.

    8 votes
  18. Comment on Trump Speaks Following El Paso And Dayton Shootings in ~news

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    And the incorrect belief that those with mental illness are more likely to commit gun violence against others.

    And the incorrect belief that those with mental illness are more likely to commit gun violence against others.

    7 votes
  19. And I Deal With It

    A free form poem. You sing the devotion song and your people drink from your font of well-meant falsehoods. They sway in the breeze, roses ripe for cutting, so you reap. And I deal with it. Brain...

    A free form poem.

    You sing the devotion song and
    your people drink from your font
    of well-meant falsehoods.
    They sway in the breeze,
    roses ripe for cutting,
    so you reap. And I deal with it.

    Brain revolting, hands shaking, heart beating
    Sweating, aching, freezing, creeping thoughts
    that I'm not enough.
    I'm a failure. I don't deserve it. What if this goes wrong?
    "Sometimes it can take awhile to find the right combination of medications."
    And I deal with it.

    The blood in the streets is cleaned, pristine,
    likewise the crimes of an otherwise good man.
    Heads shake and hands pray,
    repeating robotic platitudes, but I do
    nothing.
    And I deal with it.

    The sun shines high and the wind blows cool.
    Our future dances and plays in the light.
    We watch and her skin is soft, her hair yet softer, and I hold her
    against me.
    This too shall pass, my gut twists in knots.
    And I deal with it.

    Dark nights, dark thoughts
    in front of a washroom mirror.
    Lightning thunders, they come and go.
    Drinking my hopes to keep them gone,
    I tell myself, "This isn't you," but it hurts and it's true and I can't stop the dreaming of passing this down
    And I deal with it.

    7 votes
  20. Comment on Nuclear power offers an abundant supply of low-carbon energy. But what to do with the deadly radioactive waste? in ~enviro

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    This might be a dumb question, but what's the main thing preventing us from just launching bulk spent nuclear energy rods into the sun? Is it just prohibitively expensive due to the weight and...

    This might be a dumb question, but what's the main thing preventing us from just launching bulk spent nuclear energy rods into the sun? Is it just prohibitively expensive due to the weight and thus frequency with which we'd have to launch them? Would it make the sun explode? Okay it probably won't make the sun explode but that's why I'm asking because I don't know.

    2 votes