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  1. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I just finished "Solaris" by Stanisław Lem. A worthwhile read for SF enthusiasts. The world the author created, is very thorough and the only flaw I did not understand was one instance, where the...

    I just finished "Solaris" by Stanisław Lem.
    A worthwhile read for SF enthusiasts. The world the author created, is very thorough and the only flaw I did not understand was one instance, where the protagonist completely changed his point of view from one sentence to the next.

    Next up is "Kindred", by Octavia Butler.
    I read her Xenogenesis series, which completley blew my mind (her description of the ooloi as completely foreign to humanity, gives this series its charm) and is now one of my favourite books.

    As for popular scientific books (I usually read one scientific book and one book with story at the same time).
    I finished "This is how democracies die" by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt.
    Currently I am reading "The victory of capital" by Ulrike Herrmann. I did not read anything about capitalism before and I was told this book captures its essence very well.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: Welcoming a New Year in ~games

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    I am sadly not in the position to gift games, but I can definetly vouch for Virginia. It is a short, but beautiful little piece of art, it manages to convey its ambience very well, which is...

    I am sadly not in the position to gift games, but I can definetly vouch for Virginia. It is a short, but beautiful little piece of art, it manages to convey its ambience very well, which is probably thanks to forego any sort of spoken dialogue (as @kfwyre already explained)

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Culture kept in its coffin: How the Netflix model buries our media history in ~tv

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    amazon has a function called watchparty. Different users (everyone needs to have prime access) watch the same movie at the same time. The party owner controls the playback (stop, go froward, etc)...

    amazon has a function called watchparty.

    Different users (everyone needs to have prime access) watch the same movie at the same time. The party owner controls the playback (stop, go froward, etc) and every member can watch in their selwcted language. There is also a group chat.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of December 21 in ~health.coronavirus

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    There appeared 2 new mutated versions of Corona (1 in England, 1 in South Africa) The one in England has 16 mutations (which is very much in such a short time) and is already responsible for 60%...

    There appeared 2 new mutated versions of Corona (1 in England, 1 in South Africa)

    The one in England has 16 mutations (which is very much in such a short time) and is already responsible for 60% of the corona infections in London.
    They don't know much about it yet, but it is expected to spread much more easily than the original strang. Otherwise, it seems to stay close to the original and they are hopeful that the vaccine still works.

    In response to that other countries (e.g. wales, germany, france) locked down their airports.

    This brings out the fear of the virus again and what this could mean for the new year

    Edit: There are already cases with the english mutation reported in some european countries

    10 votes
  5. Comment on [SOLVED] Looking for the name of a specific board game, recommended on tildes in ~games.tabletop

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    No, @PapaNachos found the right topic. It was a post about boardgames with unique mechanics. I appreciate the help non the less.

    No, @PapaNachos found the right topic. It was a post about boardgames with unique mechanics.
    I appreciate the help non the less.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on [SOLVED] Looking for the name of a specific board game, recommended on tildes in ~games.tabletop

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    For some reason that did not cross my mind, I've spend quite some time backtracking the timeline... Thanks for the advice.

    For some reason that did not cross my mind, I've spend quite some time backtracking the timeline...

    Thanks for the advice.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on [SOLVED] Looking for the name of a specific board game, recommended on tildes in ~games.tabletop

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    yes, thank you very much

    yes, thank you very much

    2 votes
  8. [SOLVED] Looking for the name of a specific board game, recommended on tildes

    As the title suggests, I am lookimg for the name of an existing boardgame. Some time ago (months), there was a discussion about boardgame recommendations. One person described a very interesting...

    As the title suggests, I am lookimg for the name of an existing boardgame.
    Some time ago (months), there was a discussion about boardgame recommendations. One person described a very interesting boardgame, which I wanted to gift my family for christmas, but I sadly closed the tab with it and I can't find the original post anymore.

    The game goes as follows:
    One player builds a construct with different shapes and colours according to certain guidelines. The other players now have to find the rules, which the presentated construct follows, by building their own construct and getting feedback from the gamemaster, if it fulfills their guidelines.

    According to the poster, this game was originally a game a group of friends played in college, it became so popular that they created a sellable version. Recently they revamped it.

    P.S. I am not really familiar with this kind of post, so if I did anything wrong, some feedback would be nice.

    P.P.S. Is there some kind of function (maybe through tags?) to mark this post as solved, if hopefully someone managed to recognise the game?

    8 votes
  9. Comment on Celeste: Is Madeline canonically trans? in ~games

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    Now that I think about it wasn't the colour of her hair: pink with 2 jumps, red with 1 and blue when she is out of jumps? Red and blue are often used to represent male and female sex (nowadays,...

    Now that I think about it wasn't the colour of her hair: pink with 2 jumps, red with 1 and blue when she is out of jumps?

    Red and blue are often used to represent male and female sex (nowadays, pink is heavily marketed towards "girly stuff").

    I would then understand her blue state as her physical body (ergo male sex), since it is physically impossible for a human body to perfom multiple jumps.

    Her gender might then be pink and red her personality. Since the personality incoperates both her mental gender and her physical sex, but is still in the female colour spectrum.

    My interprwtation is still a bit unclear about the difference between red and pink, but this would make sense to me on the first look.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Insomnia, anyone? in ~health

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    What works for me most of the time when I am not really tired is holding my mouth wide open. This forces my body to yawn continiously and making it tired, which makes falling asleep much easier....

    What works for me most of the time when I am not really tired is holding my mouth wide open. This forces my body to yawn continiously and making it tired, which makes falling asleep much easier.

    Another thing that helps sometimes are deep controlled breaths and letting my whole body relax with every breath.

    When nothing works I just read a book, until I can't hold my eyes open anymore (nothing too exciting). This way the night does not feel completely wasted.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What misconceptions would you like to clear up about your country/the country you live in? in ~talk

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    The impression I heard from people close to me (mostly left) and partly my own: She is a good and dependable politician showed that she can make decisions by herself (not always the puppet of her...

    The impression I heard from people close to me (mostly left) and partly my own:

    • She is a good and dependable politician
    • showed that she can make decisions by herself (not always the puppet of her party)
    • listens to the general public (nuclear exit)
    • people pleaser (she makes these decisions only to get votes; kinda dumb imo, to critize this instead of being happy that she does them)
    • while she listens to the public (point above), she does not execute them thoroughly enough (climate goals)
    • appears too weak (trying to hold status quo with foreign countries and not holding her ground)
    • not standing her ground against american influence (Snowden, nordstream 2, military bases)
      -still influenced by lobbies (coal, vw)
    • still too close to conservative ideals (gay marriage)

    All in all she is viewed as a respectable politician and while she has still a lot of flaws, she is definetly the best candidate the CDU has to offer and a good choice to represent germany.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2020! in ~tildes

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    To bring a bit of horror into it, you could manifest his anxieties into a demonic form, which only he can see. The reminiscence could take place by him talking about his past and his inner demon...

    To bring a bit of horror into it, you could manifest his anxieties into a demonic form, which only he can see.
    The reminiscence could take place by him talking about his past and his inner demon antagonising him, thus forming a dialogue between them.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on What misconceptions would you like to clear up about your country/the country you live in? in ~talk

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    //There are jokes about bavaria being its own country (the political party CDU [the one Merkel is a part of] has a branch called CSU in bavaria, which is much more conservative than their already...

    //There are jokes about bavaria being its own country
    (the political party CDU [the one Merkel is a part of] has a branch called CSU in bavaria, which is much more conservative than their already conservative sister party CDU; they get called CDU/CSU in media and act politically as one party.)

    • kids learn to write with fountain pens in school (as you said)
    • beer in general is a part of german culture, only the weißbier is bavarian. While you usually drink beer in public locations and partys, wine is more common in private meetings (at least as I experienced it).
    • Federweißer is a really young and sweet wine (so young that you can hardly call it a wine), which is only available during a short period in autumn . It is usually served with Zwiebelkuchen (onion tarte).
    • Birkenstocks, open sandals for wearing at home and sometimes outside
    •taking your shoes of indoors (thats where Birkenstocks come in)
    •Kartoffeln (potato)
    •bread, Brotpause (bread break; you take a few slices of bread to school or work to eat between breakfast and lunch) and Abendbrot (evening bread; you often eat bread as dinner)
    •Brotboxen (bread boxes, like Tupperware are very widespread)
    •Grünkohl mit Pinkel (in the north), green cabbage with a grainy sausage
    • several carnivals with different names depending on your location, like Karneval, Fastnacht or Fasching
    •castles, lots and lots of castles all over germany

    6 votes
  14. Comment on What social norm(s) you would like to see changed? in ~talk

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    We had this "scandal" in germany 2018, where customs in Bielefeld forbid their employees from wearing Birkenstocks (and flip-flops) at work. Mind you, this was during a heatwave and they work the...

    We had this "scandal" in germany 2018, where customs in Bielefeld forbid their employees from wearing Birkenstocks (and flip-flops) at work. Mind you, this was during a heatwave and they work the whole day at a desk, which usually hides their feet.
    Every morning the teamleader would go around checking everyones footware and after the story got leaked to the press, they started an internal hunt for the culprit.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Are there any aspects of your mental life that you know/suspect to be idiosyncratic? in ~life

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    I also experience these "zaps", but I am still on a low dose of mirtazapin (which I think is not an SSRI) and if I remember correctly it happened a few times before I first started taking it. For...

    I also experience these "zaps", but I am still on a low dose of mirtazapin (which I think is not an SSRI) and if I remember correctly it happened a few times before I first started taking it.

    For me it is not painful, it just feels like the sound of snapping a branch in half. My emotional state also gets "reset". If for example I'm laughing about sth., when the snap happens, I just get indifferent and don't comprehend why I was feeling that emotion a second ago and can't stop analysing my current situation (Where I am, what is/was currently happening around me, in which position my limbs are and why).

    Since it doesn't happen that often, I just accepted it as a byproduct of depression and did not pay much attention to it.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Should we talk about voting again? in ~tildes

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    You might have misunderstood Micycle_the_Bichael's use of the 6/4 example. His point was (as far as I understood it) that considering the low number of votes, vote counts might not have the impact...

    You might have misunderstood Micycle_the_Bichael's use of the 6/4 example.

    His point was (as far as I understood it) that considering the low number of votes, vote counts might not have the impact they were intended for.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Recommend classic games you feel everyone should play at least once in ~games

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    The metroid series is awesome. It's one of the games which gave the metroidvania genre its name. I played the remakes of metroid (metroid zero mission) and metroid 2 (another metroid 2 remake),...

    The metroid series is awesome.

    It's one of the games which gave the metroidvania genre its name. I played the remakes of metroid (metroid zero mission) and metroid 2 (another metroid 2 remake), which makes the game more userfriendly.

    If you never heard of it: it is a 2d platforming shooter, which focuses heavily on exploration.

    Edit: fixed word

    4 votes
  18. Comment on What's the Coronavirus like where you are? in ~talk

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    Also nothern Germany, Some things I noticed. My doctor had a note outside her work place stating that people who think they have corona should not enter, but make an appointment via telephone....

    Also nothern Germany,

    Some things I noticed.
    My doctor had a note outside her work place stating that people who think they have corona should not enter, but make an appointment via telephone.
    Yesterday a pharmacy had a disclaimer that masks were sold out.

    Besides these 2 encounters, I read in the newspaper that they established a quarantine zone in berlin.

    Regarding your trip to italy , the german government only warned about a few quarantined zones in italy. According to them, other areas should be fine.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    I have finally a bit of time before my last exam in august, so I give myself some me time. My projects are changing my bicycle rack, updating the PHP version on my father's website and going to a...

    I have finally a bit of time before my last exam in august, so I give myself some me time.

    My projects are changing my bicycle rack, updating the PHP version on my father's website and going to a hair dresser. I also ordered a few things, to start working on my Raspberry Pie Zero, but I have to wait until friday for the last things to arrive.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on Those complicit with oppression have no place at Pride in ~lgbt

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    We live in a capitalistic society. It is only natural that every popular movement somehow gets overtaken through commercialisation. Pride is only one of them. The only thing we can do is be aware...

    We live in a capitalistic society. It is only natural that every popular movement somehow gets overtaken through commercialisation. Pride is only one of them.

    The only thing we can do is be aware of things like this as consumers and act accordingly. For example, look for authentic suppliers and don't buy the mass produced "rainbow"-merch.

    1 vote