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  1. Comment on Bill requires employers to keep implanted microchips voluntary for workers in ~tech

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    Whether this is voluntary or not, it's creepy. It's like employers have been watching dystopian sci-fi films and asking "how soon can we have all this?" I'm old enough to remember when we were...

    Whether this is voluntary or not, it's creepy. It's like employers have been watching dystopian sci-fi films and asking "how soon can we have all this?"

    I'm old enough to remember when we were promised that more technology in the workplace would free us from having to work so hard. That turned out to be a lie. Instead, our employers got greedy and demanded ever increasing profits and ever decreasing costs. Modern workers are slaves, given just enough wages to exist and entertain themselves so they can continue to make profits for the rich, until they are too old to be useful and die in debt. We have created an appalling existence for ourselves.

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

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    I've been playing Doom Eternal on Stadia. My laptop is just shy of the minimum specs requirements for DE and the free giveaway for Stadia was just the ticket I needed. Stadia is actually pretty...

    I've been playing Doom Eternal on Stadia. My laptop is just shy of the minimum specs requirements for DE and the free giveaway for Stadia was just the ticket I needed. Stadia is actually pretty good. I've been playing on Chrome (haven't bought a Stadia controller yet) and I've been pleasantly surprised. The only real issue with Stadia right now is that there's really not many games out for it.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on The multimillion-dollar Christian group attacking LGBTQ+ rights in ~news

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    "Alliance Defending Freedom" is clearly not living up to its name.

    "Alliance Defending Freedom" is clearly not living up to its name.

    10 votes
  4. Comment on Any thoughts on Cloudflare's new(ish) VPN/DoH service? in ~tech

  5. Comment on Russia blocks encrypted email service ProtonMail in ~tech

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    Would switching DNS work? Like Google's 8.8.8.8 or Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1?

    Would switching DNS work? Like Google's 8.8.8.8 or Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1?

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Russia blocks encrypted email service ProtonMail in ~tech

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    I doubt this is true. Russia has been restricting internet access for a while now; it appears to be trying to emulate China. I recall Edward Snowden once saying he used ProtonMail. Not sure what...

    Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said ProtonMail, which uses end-to-end encryption to protect user data, had been used to send fake, anonymous bomb threats.

    I doubt this is true. Russia has been restricting internet access for a while now; it appears to be trying to emulate China. I recall Edward Snowden once saying he used ProtonMail. Not sure what he'll do now.

    8 votes
  7. Comment on Why don't you comment on poetry? in ~talk

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    I hate poetry. I always find it a bit emo. I've tried to read both classic and modern poetry and neither resonated with me.

    I hate poetry. I always find it a bit emo. I've tried to read both classic and modern poetry and neither resonated with me.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Exit poll suggests Conservatives are set to win an overall majority of 86 in the UK general election in ~news

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    I'm quite depressed about it. The Tories have enough of a majority to do everything their evil hearts desire. My constituency (Aberconwy, Wales) was quite vocal about how much they hated our...

    I can't really put in to words how devastating this is.

    I'm quite depressed about it. The Tories have enough of a majority to do everything their evil hearts desire. My constituency (Aberconwy, Wales) was quite vocal about how much they hated our previous MP (Tory, Guto Bebb). But, they've voted in another Tory (Bebb decided not to stand again). Wales benefits hugely from EU funding, which is going to disappear when we leave the EU. And I doubt Westminster will fill that funding gap.

    The only winner in this election was xenophobia.

    12 votes
  9. Comment on The GOG GALAXY 2.0 Open Beta is now available in ~games

  10. Comment on What's gonna happen in the 2020s? in ~talk

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    This. He's clearly the media's favourite candidate.

    Current trends extended I don't see a realistic scenario where Biden doesn't eke out a win for the nomination.

    This. He's clearly the media's favourite candidate.

  11. Comment on The GOG GALAXY 2.0 Open Beta is now available in ~games

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    Question: If I install this will it overwrite whatever current Galaxy version I'm running, or does it do a fresh install?

    Question: If I install this will it overwrite whatever current Galaxy version I'm running, or does it do a fresh install?

  12. Comment on Apple will reportedly release an iPhone without any ports in 2021 in ~tech

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    This sounds like something Apple would do. You'll probably have to pay extra for the wireless charger too. And, of course, Android phone makers will copy this, just like they've done with removing...

    This sounds like something Apple would do. You'll probably have to pay extra for the wireless charger too. And, of course, Android phone makers will copy this, just like they've done with removing the headphone jacks and having the hideous notches.

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  13. Comment on We asked some of the boldest thinkers what the world will be like in fifty years. Here’s what their answers tell us about the future in ~life

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    Zoltan Istvan seems a little unhinged.

    Zoltan Istvan seems a little unhinged.

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

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    I love the story mode. But the Online is a bit too grindy for me. Everything is too expensive and it takes forever to make any money.

    There's something wrong with me because besides the atmosphere and environment, I'm really not enjoying RDR2.

    I love the story mode. But the Online is a bit too grindy for me. Everything is too expensive and it takes forever to make any money.

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

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    Is this any good? I've been debating on whether to get it.

    I blasted through Control

    Is this any good? I've been debating on whether to get it.

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

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    Rage 2 and Farcry 5. These are both great for when I'm tired after work and just want mindless violence. Farcry 5 has the added bonus of fishing and hunting when I can't be bothered with missions....

    Rage 2 and Farcry 5. These are both great for when I'm tired after work and just want mindless violence. Farcry 5 has the added bonus of fishing and hunting when I can't be bothered with missions. I've also been playing The Sinking City - a Lovecraftian horror game. It's pretty good but involves a lot of map reading and running around from one place to the next.

    I bought Greedfall yesterday but I've only played it for half an hour or so and haven't yet formed an opinion about it.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Chechen authorities are carrying out literal witch hunts in ~news

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    This is a sentence I never thought I'd read, in the 21st century, on a news site.

    The Chechen authorities declared war on magicians, sorcerers and healers in 2013.

    This is a sentence I never thought I'd read, in the 21st century, on a news site.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Making the switch to Bitwarden, unsure how to go about it in ~tech

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    I went through all the accounts I could remember having and changed the passwords to a Bitwarden suggested one (14 chars, with numbers and symbols). Whenever I create a new account somewhere, I...

    I went through all the accounts I could remember having and changed the passwords to a Bitwarden suggested one (14 chars, with numbers and symbols). Whenever I create a new account somewhere, I use Bitwarden to generate a password.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on Facebook is funding brain experiments to create a device that reads your mind in ~tech

  20. Comment on The events that led to Gamergate started 5 years ago today, and The New York Times has just published a series of 4 pieces related to it in ~tech

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    I'm still confused about Gamergate. As far as I can tell it was an attempt by a group of angry gamers to clean up games journalism by issuing death and rape threats to women involved in gaming.

    I'm still confused about Gamergate. As far as I can tell it was an attempt by a group of angry gamers to clean up games journalism by issuing death and rape threats to women involved in gaming.

    6 votes