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  1. Comment on Walmart wants employees to deliver products to your fridge - Available in three cities this fall in ~tech

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    Every time I go back to the States/Canada I realize how few reasons people have to go outside.

    Every time I go back to the States/Canada I realize how few reasons people have to go outside.

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  2. Comment on What's your favorite videogame? in ~games

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    Gotta go old school and say the first Phantasy Star. Changed my life!

    Gotta go old school and say the first Phantasy Star. Changed my life!

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Lou Reed's Berlin album. I know Transformer and the Velvet Underground stuff like the back of my hand, but I'm only just now hearing Berlin. Like it so far.

    Lou Reed's Berlin album. I know Transformer and the Velvet Underground stuff like the back of my hand, but I'm only just now hearing Berlin. Like it so far.

  4. Comment on What are your goals and accomplishments for this week? in ~talk

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    To finish doing my damn taxes. I've been putting it off for so long. This Sunday my wife and I are going to sit down in the living room and just not get up until we're done. I also want to see...

    To finish doing my damn taxes. I've been putting it off for so long. This Sunday my wife and I are going to sit down in the living room and just not get up until we're done.
    I also want to see Godzilla tonight, swim 1.6 KM tomorrow, and bike 60 KM on Saturday. Oh, and have beers with friends sometime this weekend, too.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on How do you meet people? in ~talk

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    Starting up conversations with new people always carries the risk of creepy awkwardness. Just do it anyway. You'll get better with practice.

    Starting up conversations with new people always carries the risk of creepy awkwardness. Just do it anyway. You'll get better with practice.

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  6. Comment on Movie Monday Free Talk in ~movies

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    Yesterday watched Nuts (1987) when I got home from work. Barbra Streisand stars as a high class prostitute (really!) accused of manslaughter. Richard Dreyfuss costars as her lawyer. It's one of...

    Yesterday watched Nuts (1987) when I got home from work. Barbra Streisand stars as a high class prostitute (really!) accused of manslaughter. Richard Dreyfuss costars as her lawyer. It's one of the worst movies I've ever seen, and as it progressed I felt more and more sorry for Richard Dreyfuss. The worst part by far is when Streisand describes the sexual services she offers clients. Super cringe.

    But after that I saw Wall Street (also 1987), which turned out to be a great movie so it all evened out.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What's missing from your life? in ~life

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    I don't think my life is really missing anything, but I often think about moving to a new city/country. I'm stuck in a routine here.

    I don't think my life is really missing anything, but I often think about moving to a new city/country. I'm stuck in a routine here.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Taking mushrooms for depression cured me of my atheism: Psilocybin not only eased my depression, it showed me a new way to live. in ~life

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    Well, time to go watch Altered States again.

    Well, time to go watch Altered States again.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Tool performed two new songs live yesterday: "Descending" and "Invincible" in ~music

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    I've heard bits of it. I was always more of a Faith No More guy myself. Around the time that band was blowing up I was obsessed with Faith No More.

    I've heard bits of it. I was always more of a Faith No More guy myself. Around the time that band was blowing up I was obsessed with Faith No More.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Tool performed two new songs live yesterday: "Descending" and "Invincible" in ~music

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    Out of touch with Tool. I think the last I heard of them was Lateralus, which I liked but which didn't blow me away. I first saw them on the little stage at Lollapalooza (however you spell that)...

    Out of touch with Tool. I think the last I heard of them was Lateralus, which I liked but which didn't blow me away.
    I first saw them on the little stage at Lollapalooza (however you spell that) back in the early 90s. Alice in Chains and Primus were the headliners. I could tell that Maynard was putting his heart into whatever he was singing, but no one could hear them while Front 242 was blaring musical nonsense from the main stage.

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

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    I find it's 50/50 for me. When it's good it's great, but I've had some terrible Ethiopian food a couple times.

    I find it's 50/50 for me. When it's good it's great, but I've had some terrible Ethiopian food a couple times.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Late to the party. Wasn't on Tildes at all last weekend. But then again I'm in Taiwan and the weekends don't always match. On Saturday I had to judge an English competition. My group of judges was...

    Late to the party. Wasn't on Tildes at all last weekend. But then again I'm in Taiwan and the weekends don't always match.
    On Saturday I had to judge an English competition. My group of judges was in charge of the reading section for grades 3 and 4. Later that evening I attended a friend's concert. It was some of the most gloriously bad music I've ever heard.
    On Sunday we rode bikes around the city where we live. We had lunch in a local restaurant. I believe I ate fried chicken with rice. Later that evening I went running.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Milo Yiannopoulos, InfoWars and others from its platforms as 'dangerous' in ~tech

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    ...but some of my happiest moments occur when I have my pants down. :)

    ...but some of my happiest moments occur when I have my pants down. :)

  14. Comment on Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Milo Yiannopoulos, InfoWars and others from its platforms as 'dangerous' in ~tech

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    Does it matter? That site is dying a slow death.

    Does it matter? That site is dying a slow death.

  15. Comment on What song do you want to hear on your deathbed? in ~music

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    The Day I Tried to Live by Soundgarden seems appropriate. I'm from that neck of the woods, and the sentiment expressed in that song could also be taken ironically.

    The Day I Tried to Live by Soundgarden seems appropriate. I'm from that neck of the woods, and the sentiment expressed in that song could also be taken ironically.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Indonesia plans to move its capital out of Jakarta, a city that's sinking in ~design

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    I was in Indo last summer, and that country sure seems to have its share of problems.

    I was in Indo last summer, and that country sure seems to have its share of problems.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Thousands take to Hong Kong streets to protest new extradition laws in ~news

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    I just hope the protesters are being strategic about it.

    I just hope the protesters are being strategic about it.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on People are manipulating you on Facebook in ~tech

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    Isn't that what most people do on social media? Even on forums like this? Try to manipulate each other? I know I'm guilty of it sometimes as well.

    Isn't that what most people do on social media? Even on forums like this? Try to manipulate each other? I know I'm guilty of it sometimes as well.

  19. Comment on What is something you are reasonably certain is true, but you have no proof for it? in ~talk

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    I believe that environmental ills will cause China's government to collapse. I'm not saying I want this to happen, but it seems likely to me.

    I believe that environmental ills will cause China's government to collapse. I'm not saying I want this to happen, but it seems likely to me.

  20. Comment on In my opinion, censorship is a bad way to combat hate speech. in ~talk

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    Had the weirdest exchange with one of the mods on Raddle this morning. Apparently I stand accused of "ableism," which is not allowed under their terms of service. In the end I told them to go...

    Had the weirdest exchange with one of the mods on Raddle this morning. Apparently I stand accused of "ableism," which is not allowed under their terms of service. In the end I told them to go ahead and ban me if they felt so strongly about it.

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