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

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    Sniper Elite 5 on XBox Game Pass. It's a lot of fun so far, though pretty standard fare from Rebellion Games.

    Sniper Elite 5 on XBox Game Pass. It's a lot of fun so far, though pretty standard fare from Rebellion Games.

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  3. Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ exits Netflix; will launch on Paramount+ globally in ~tv

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    There's too many streaming services now. We are back to the days with expensive Cable TV and confusing channel packages, which streaming was supposed to solve.

    There's too many streaming services now. We are back to the days with expensive Cable TV and confusing channel packages, which streaming was supposed to solve.

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  4. Comment on Built a satirical social network (ShlinkedIn)—would love to pick y'alls brains about social media and this project! in ~tech

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    You're probably going to be hearing from LinkedIn's lawyers.

    You're probably going to be hearing from LinkedIn's lawyers.

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  5. Comment on People of Tildes, have you travelled the entirety of the length of your country? in ~talk

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    I think I have actually. I was born in Scotland and lived there until I was 18. We moved about quite a bit when I was growing up, but mostly lived in the Highlands. I've been as far north as...

    I think I have actually. I was born in Scotland and lived there until I was 18. We moved about quite a bit when I was growing up, but mostly lived in the Highlands. I've been as far north as Thurso on the mainland and I've been to Orkney and the Hebrides (Isle of Lewis & Harris). And when I was about 17, we went on a camping trip to Cornwall and spent a day in Land's End.

    When I was 18 we moved to North Wales (my dad got a job there). We've lived there for about 20 odd years now. My dad has relatives in the Midlands, so we've been all around there over the years. I've visited Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Liverpool, Manchester and countless other places.

    So yeah, I guess I've seen quite a lot of the UK in my time.

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  6. Comment on Have you attended any protests lately? Why or why not? in ~talk

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    I've never attended a protest. They're a waste of time; the politicians don't listen, and the police use them as an excuse to beat people up.

    I've never attended a protest. They're a waste of time; the politicians don't listen, and the police use them as an excuse to beat people up.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. Comment on The multimillion-dollar Christian group attacking LGBTQ+ rights in ~lgbt

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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
  10. Comment on Any thoughts on Cloudflare's new(ish) VPN/DoH service? 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?

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  12. Comment on <deleted topic> 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.

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  13. 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.

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  14. Comment on Exit poll suggests Conservatives are set to win an overall majority of eighty-six 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.

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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?

  18. 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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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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