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  1. Comment on The stimulus bill punishes parents behind on child support. Now is not the time in ~life

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    It is incredible how the more I learn about this stimulus bill, the more terrible it ends up being. Would think it is rather simple to just give people money, but somehow the government is...

    It is incredible how the more I learn about this stimulus bill, the more terrible it ends up being. Would think it is rather simple to just give people money, but somehow the government is screwing that up as well.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on What ever happened to the bread machine? in ~food

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    Didn't realize new bread machines could make so much more than bread. Might consider picking one up in that case. Nothing beats a fresh loaf of bread to go with spaghetti's and if it can do a half...

    Didn't realize new bread machines could make so much more than bread. Might consider picking one up in that case. Nothing beats a fresh loaf of bread to go with spaghetti's and if it can do a half dozen things makes spending the money on it easier.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on AWA Studios launches digital version of comics with WEBTOON in ~books

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    Interesting, I'll give this a read when the chapters come out. Never been a big comic or graphic novel guy, more due to lack of time to really find stuff to read rather than lack of interest. But...

    Interesting, I'll give this a read when the chapters come out. Never been a big comic or graphic novel guy, more due to lack of time to really find stuff to read rather than lack of interest. But with it coming to an app I already use daily don't see why not keep track of it.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on My family owns a grocery store. The supply chain is a real problem in ~finance

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    Noticed something odd when I went to the url and tried to find the non-amp link The original amp link has the family name misspelled. Is written as dreagers instead of draegers

    Noticed something odd when I went to the url and tried to find the non-amp link
    The original amp link has the family name misspelled. Is written as dreagers instead of draegers

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Home pizza oven put to the test by two professional chefs in ~food

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    I love pizza, but I guess I'm not hardcore enough of a pizza fan. I've never really had issues just cooking my pizza in the oven. Then again I do keep it rather simple traditional pizza so maybe...

    I love pizza, but I guess I'm not hardcore enough of a pizza fan. I've never really had issues just cooking my pizza in the oven. Then again I do keep it rather simple traditional pizza so maybe if I experimented with crazier pizza's it is more important.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Spring Season is less than a week away. Which series are you looking forward to watch the most? in ~anime

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    Got two sequels that I'm looking forward to really. Always love Kaguya-sama. And been waiting to finish My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU for many years. One the new show side, looking forward to BNA,...

    Got two sequels that I'm looking forward to really. Always love Kaguya-sama. And been waiting to finish
    My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU for many years. One the new show side, looking forward to BNA, though knowing trigger I feel like it could be ether really good or rather terrible.
    Kaguya-sama Season 2
    My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
    BNA

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Well this week kinda ends my self made 2010 Winter Throwback Challenge. Ended up only watching 3 shows when I started with 6, and I don't think I really enjoyed any of those 3. But overall, I...

    Well this week kinda ends my self made 2010 Winter Throwback Challenge. Ended up only watching 3 shows when I started with 6, and I don't think I really enjoyed any of those 3. But overall, I don't think I really hated trying this and going to do it again for the Spring 2010 season. Still have a movie to watch from 2010 Winter, Welcome to the Space Show that I'm gonna watch next week I think to fill the gap between seasons. Posted the full reviews on AniList to keep this from getting too long.


    Dance in the Vampire Bund Ep 12:
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    Wasn’t a terrible final episode, feel like worked better than the previous episode. Don’t feel like it was as rushed as the previous episode mainly. Overall, I think it provided a pretty decent ending point to the series that I’m satisfied with. While not being a terribly obvious go read the manga ending.

    Sound of the Sky Ep 12:
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    How does this happen, how they waste literally the entire season doing nothing. And then through the entire plot of the show in the last 2 episodes. And this was an original, so they don’t even have the excuse of trying to make an anime of an ongoing manga or light novel.

    Overall, this whole show was just a massive disappointment. They tried to combine slice of life cute girls show, with some music show, with some war drama and failed on absolutely every front for me.

    I just know my full review will be hated, but oh well.

    Omamori Himari Ep 12:
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    Well it is the final episode, and man I really didn’t like this show. Will have a full review of the season linked above, but just for this episode.

    This was a terrible rushed ending that explained nothing and finished nothing at all. They got rid of two different villains in a single episode via unexpected power of friendship style powerups. But the one we just got introduced to and didn’t care about. And the other had a sudden power up to be the super-duper villain in the last 5 min and get defeated in 3 hits in about 30 seconds. I still don’t know what he wanted to do, where he came from, or if he was working with somebody or by himself.

    After everything they have a random dinner together and for some reason the classmates and teacher who I forget existed show up for no reason. And the show just ends. Like wow, nothing in this episode impressed me at all. And was overall just terrible.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on White House, Senate agree to $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package in ~finance

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    Will have to see more about the details and how it actually plays out. But good to see the two sides can briefly ignore their constant bickering with each other to try and actually help the...

    Will have to see more about the details and how it actually plays out. But good to see the two sides can briefly ignore their constant bickering with each other to try and actually help the country out.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I have to treat it the same way I treat Discovery, not so much as a classic Star Trek show. And more a generic SciFi show. Both shows fall apart once I really stop and think about it, but if I...

    I have to treat it the same way I treat Discovery, not so much as a classic Star Trek show. And more a generic SciFi show. Both shows fall apart once I really stop and think about it, but if I just casually watch it and don't really question things they are fun shows.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    So we are on the second episode of WestWorld S3. And while I think it is off to a better start than S2 was, it isn't as good at all as S1 was. At this point I don't know yet if this is as...

    So we are on the second episode of WestWorld S3. And while I think it is off to a better start than S2 was, it isn't as good at all as S1 was. At this point I don't know yet if this is as straightforward as I think it is, or they are hiding some crazy scheme in it all. And I kinda hope it is straightforward season after S2.

    Star Wars The Clone Wars S7 seems to be halfway done already, and I'm a bit disappointed. The first couple episodes didn't really do anything for me. And Ep5 just didn't move things along as much as I hoped, getting introduced to new characters when you have so few episodes left always disappoints me. Because I know they won't get enough screentime to actual do anything and make me remember them.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on What browser do you use? How have you customized it? in ~tech

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    At the moment I've been using Brave. Alongside UBlock Origin, UBlock Origin Extra, Dark Reader, and Just Read. More minor extensions are Augmented Steam, BetterTTV, Improve Youtube, and RES. Also...

    At the moment I've been using Brave. Alongside UBlock Origin, UBlock Origin Extra, Dark Reader, and Just Read. More minor extensions are Augmented Steam, BetterTTV, Improve Youtube, and RES. Also use Tampermonkey and a variety of scripts to improve various websites.

    Considered switching over to Firefox, but currently I use Firefox as my "Private" browser for stuff I don't want showing up in normal browsing history. And feel like I would have to use Firefox Profiles for it to separate the way I want, but the last time I tried using Firefox Profiles it just kinda broke everything and forced me to reinstall.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Initial D Discussion in ~anime

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    I watched the first season, and honestly didn't really do anything for me. I loved the racing and music and everything to do with that part of the show. But the character interactions just didn't...

    I watched the first season, and honestly didn't really do anything for me. I loved the racing and music and everything to do with that part of the show. But the character interactions just didn't do anything for me and fell flat. Also feel it really was a show trying to do too much for its time, the cgi was just so terrible to watch that it took me out of things sometimes.

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

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    Been playing Division 2, and I think I've reached the point that it is getting boring for me. Which has ended up being the 60ish hour mark. I can still enjoy just running around shooting people,...

    Been playing Division 2, and I think I've reached the point that it is getting boring for me. Which has ended up being the 60ish hour mark. I can still enjoy just running around shooting people, but the gameplay loop has gotten tired. At the moment I'm in World Tier 3, and my main issue is the lack of any story or feeling of getting something accomplished. Control Points flip so quickly I can't keep it on my side for more than 10min. Which for me ruins the idea that I'm accomplishing something in this game, what is the point of having various bases and supporting this good guy group if nothing I do sticks. IDK, feel like I'm just hitting that issue I have commonly with these long lasting games that don't really have a story. I lose motivation to keep playing because just taking the same bases and killing the same goons gets boring without something to convince me I'm actually accomplishing something. And just seeing higher numbers isn't good enough for me.

    Also the difficulty gets a bit silly quickly. On higher difficulties taking down a yellow boss can take a good 3+ minutes and all your bullets. Which just gets super boring and tiring, just moving between cover and shooting at the same target forever. Even basic red enemies can take a full clip at times for no reason.


    Started playing Persona 3 FES again, but to continue playing this time I have decided to just pull up the guides. And I'm enjoying it much more to be able to look at the guide and know what skills to use on what enemies, or when I need to visit whom to get the item needed for another quest. Though one thing I don't have a clue how I would have dealt with when the game came out originally is the time between saves. Just had a play session when I had a full 2 hours between possible saves which is just insane.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Almost at the end of my self made Winter 2010 Seasonal Throwback, one more week to go. And unfortunately I'm not really enjoying any of the 3 remaining shows I'm still watching. They all have...

    Almost at the end of my self made Winter 2010 Seasonal Throwback, one more week to go. And unfortunately I'm not really enjoying any of the 3 remaining shows I'm still watching. They all have various issues, rushed manga adaptation, poor generic story, and a world that just makes no sense. Not sure how I'm gonna do next week for the final episodes, might to a short write up and link to the anilist review I'll write about each one. At some point next week also got to watch some movies.


    Dance in the Vampire Bund Ep 11 :
    Where is this story going the for the last 2 episodes, because I have no clue at all currently? It really feels like they suddenly realized they had to finish the story off in a way to convince people to read the manga but didn’t have any time to develop that story.

    The assassins plot is just frustrating, feel like their abilities haven’t been explained and make no sense. Thus far everything has been rather grounded kinda, simple vampires and werewolves and the such. But now we have a liquid shapeshifter, that just appeared suddenly without any explanation. Also, what happened to the other assassins, why did it end with just the one really trying hard to kill him and the rest just kinda showing up occasionally. But hey at least we got some explanation for that side character that kept showing up for no reason. Though I feel she won’t get any more than those 5 strange minutes of trying to get him to give up for whatever reason.

    As a whole, while I have liked the show thus far. I’m pretty certain that these last 3 episodes are going to taint my entire opinion of the show pretty hard. A show can be amazing for many episodes, but if they don’t stick the landing it ruins the rest of it hard.

    Sound of the Sky Ep 11:
    Second to last episode, and I’m just disappointed. We are getting the final confrontation essentially and what seems to be an antagonist on their side showing up. And a fight between two armies in No-Mans-Land. But, why are they fighting! I still don’t understand who these two countries are, what they are fighting over, or who is technically winning? I shouldn’t be 11 episodes into a 12-episode war story and not understand the war. This show is just set up poorly from the start for this finish, they have had 10 episodes of normal cute girls show stuff and suddenly 2 episodes of serious war story.

    Once again, I will mention how messed up the technological progression in this world is and how little sense it makes. You have walking tanks, but your soldiers are underequipped with old fashion poor uniforms and essentially hunting rifles. You have walking tanks, but pass commands around using trumpets. But at the same time, what technology you have must be powered by futuristic technology. Because I haven’t seen mass fuel storage to run the tanks and cars they do have, no fuel tanks or fuel trucks.

    By this point I don’t care how the show ends, and I don’t care what happens to the characters. I have just lost all interest because of the various issues I have with the story progression, technology, and character building that nothing matters at this point.

    Omamori Himari Ep 11:
    Man, this episode just feels rushed to hell. I still don’t understand why these people are fighting or what their goals are. I don’t know their names. And I really don’t like the idea that suddenly they introduce an essentially unbeatable enemy until the initiable MC power up in the final episode. It just feels like such a cheap way to create a hard-final boss without any work necessary to set anything up.

    Also, who is this blond girl they are fighting anyway? And why does she seem to have very little freewill of herself outside of eating Ayakashi. I wish they had developed all this much better.

  15. Comment on Cellphone review: Umidigi F2 in ~tech

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    Bit better than the reviews of the cpu I've read. Current phone has a Snapdragon 820 and gets 320 single core and 778 multi-core. I like the multi-core and wouldn't have an issue with it. But I...

    Bit better than the reviews of the cpu I've read. Current phone has a Snapdragon 820 and gets 320 single core and 778 multi-core. I like the multi-core and wouldn't have an issue with it. But I just expect an increase in single core also after all these years.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Cellphone review: Umidigi F2 in ~tech

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    This came at a pretty convenient time for me, was trying to do some research into this phone currently. Been trying to replace my phone ,a Axon 7, with something that has band71 support, and it...

    This came at a pretty convenient time for me, was trying to do some research into this phone currently. Been trying to replace my phone ,a Axon 7, with something that has band71 support, and it seems like only flagships have support for it along with this random chinese phone.

    Ultimately I'm probably not gonna pick it up just because of the cpu. When I did research it seems it gets worse geekbench 5 scores than my current phone even though it is 4 years newer. Just hard for me to stomach buying a new phone that technically does things worse than my old phone.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    If you ask the r/anime subreddit, they would say of course not. Personally I feel like anime is less where it was made and who made it, and more what the visual style of the show is. Like you...

    If you ask the r/anime subreddit, they would say of course not. Personally I feel like anime is less where it was made and who made it, and more what the visual style of the show is. Like you can't say Anime is just things made in Japan, when half or more of the show is technically produced in China or other countries. And even many big hits where 100% made and funded by a Chinese company.

    So, personally I say why not. If it is in the style of an anime it can go vaguely under the same label, or at least get talked about in the same conversation. Same reason I feel Chinese Donghua are anime, and should be talked about in the same conversation.


    Huh, didn't know that linking to subreddits actually worked. I just kinda wrote it figuring everyone knew what it meant. Interesting.

  18. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    What is this, completely empty with no discussion at all. Come on people, if you are gonna be avoiding people to not get sick might as well watch some anime and read some manga. Dance in the...

    What is this, completely empty with no discussion at all. Come on people, if you are gonna be avoiding people to not get sick might as well watch some anime and read some manga.


    Dance in the Vampire Bund Ep 10 :
    Yeah, I don’t like this final development at all. It just feels like it doesn’t have much time to develop. And just came out of nowhere, with no build-up that any of this is going to be happening. Can really tell this is going to end with a go buy the manga to see anything more of what is going on.

    This episode did give us some classic Shaft shots. If you showed me a clip of them walking along the waterfront, I would have assumed it came from one of the Monogatari shows. Black haired guy walking alongside a woman doing something strange, the head tilts, the lighting. And I kinda don’t like it, at this point it doesn’t feel interesting because I’ve seen it happen so many times.

    Sound of the Sky Ep 10:
    So, I understand this is supposed to be this super sad and emotion episode about Rio essentially giving everything up to make peace with this other empire. But I’ve never seen this other empire, hell I’ve never seen the empire they currently live in. I know nothing about the world, or what is going on. This isn’t emotional for me, just frustrating that so much more could have been done that just isn’t. Heck, I feel like a barely know Rio at this point. Honestly, I don’t think any of the cast has grown on me enough to really care about them.

    And with now just 2 episodes left, I 100% know I am going to be severely disappointed in the conclusion to this show. In some ways I kinda just want to binge the last two episodes so I can get the disappointment with over already and write a review ranting about this show. This show that is another that seems to get a rather decent amount of praise, and I just don’t see any of it.

    Omamori Himari Ep 10:
    It is with this week that the issues I have with harems really shown, and I can’t help but laugh at the ridiculousness of the situation. It pans around the room and shows a dozen different girls all hanging out with the same guy, who just does nothing with any of them or really shows any emotion at all to 90% of them. So why bother having them, if it is obvious that one girl takes the lead, why not just make a show based around that one girl and ignore the rest completely. When it was doing the pan, I also realized how few of the girls I actually even know their names or what their role in the story is.

    I also don’t have a clue where this story is going at all, it has 2 episodes left so I guess a relaxing episode leading up to the big battle can work. But it just feels like in this episode nothing got accomplished besides repairing the sword. No other progress to defeating the enemy was made, so I don’t know how this battle will happen.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Gameplay is the story in ~games.game_design

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    Cutscene Incompetence is one of my biggest frustrations in story driven games, maybe tied with unbeatable bosses that don't tell you they are unbeatable. Nothing really takes me out of the story...

    Cutscene Incompetence is one of my biggest frustrations in story driven games, maybe tied with unbeatable bosses that don't tell you they are unbeatable. Nothing really takes me out of the story so quick as those two events. Specially if it is a rpg that allows grinding, or non-linear missions. So I just destroyed the boss without loosing any characters or having a challenge, but suddenly for the cutscene it is like I'm 20lvls lower and can't even touch the guy.

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

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    Last week I mentioned I picked up The Division 2, and after 41 hours I'm still enjoying it. Though I feel like I might start getting burned out soon after Title Update 8. My main issue is the...

    Last week I mentioned I picked up The Division 2, and after 41 hours I'm still enjoying it. Though I feel like I might start getting burned out soon after Title Update 8. My main issue is the difference in experience I have between solo or co-op, and running a 4 person group. Solo or co-op the game is still pretty fun, enemy numbers aren't insane and time to kill is pretty low so I can just have some fun. But once 4 of us get together it starts to go downhill, the numbers get inflated massively with now dozens of somehow overpowered reds and the yellows take 5+ minutes and half your ammo to kill. And this is with us still just playing on normal mode, haven't even ventured into hard territory yet.

    Also still working on Persona 3 FES slowly. That game requires a certain mindset from me, that I'm not in as often as I am in mindless RPG mode.

    3 votes