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  1. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    What was a slog about it for you? I've remained interested in it despite general confusion about why they're doing what when, but it's fun to see the puzzle revealed at the end of the seasons.

    What was a slog about it for you? I've remained interested in it despite general confusion about why they're doing what when, but it's fun to see the puzzle revealed at the end of the seasons.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Fully agreed on Watchmen, great explanation. It's fun watching it with my wife who has not read the graphic novel. She's really into it despite and maybe because of its bizarreness, without any...

    Fully agreed on Watchmen, great explanation. It's fun watching it with my wife who has not read the graphic novel. She's really into it despite and maybe because of its bizarreness, without any context. I do wish they would explain Dr. Manhattan a little bit more for her sake and for others who aren't familiar, though I am wondering if they'll have a grand reveal at some point introducing him.

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

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    Good points and interesting to see the data, thanks for posting that. Overall viewership actually appears slightly lower than last year, but you're right, lots of free press at least gets people...

    Good points and interesting to see the data, thanks for posting that. Overall viewership actually appears slightly lower than last year, but you're right, lots of free press at least gets people talking about it.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    This was my suspicion too, but I wonder if the network truly benefits? If Spicey was removed by the producers, it might backfire on them with controversy. It's also not big enough of a deal to...

    This was my suspicion too, but I wonder if the network truly benefits? If Spicey was removed by the producers, it might backfire on them with controversy. It's also not big enough of a deal to generate more people watching the show - honestly it's painful to watch him dance, it's not fun or ironically enjoyable.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    This is free talk right? My wife watches Dancing with the Stars, and so I guess therefore I somewhat do as well. I have been fascinated by Sean Spicer remaining in the competition despite his...

    This is free talk right?

    My wife watches Dancing with the Stars, and so I guess therefore I somewhat do as well. I have been fascinated by Sean Spicer remaining in the competition despite his grossly incompetent dancing ability. I started googling around and apparently people have turned it into a political thing, that a vote for Spicey is a vote for... Conservatism? People who don't even watch the show are voting for him.

    This is so weird on so many levels. First, how is voting for him "sticking it to the libs?" Second, even Trump says to vote for him and he fired the guy. Third, it's really interesting that the producers aren't overriding this vote for a shitty dancer.

    Here's a really weird article from the Faux News perspective: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/sean-spicers-dancing-with-the-stars-performance-outrages-liberals-as-trump-encourages-support

    He's literally one of the worst dancers they've had on the show, and they're making it about liberals being outraged!

    Here's an article from Esquire about it:
    https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a29623105/why-is-sean-spicer-still-on-dancing-with-the-stars-dwts/

    Anyway thought I'd just bring everyone down this rabbit hole with me. Interested to see if anyone else has been observing this phenomenon.

    Edit: Fox News references this article too, which is amazing: No, Sean Spicer Really Can’t Dance https://nyti.ms/32czcRn

    4 votes
  6. Comment on The 737 built Southwest, and the 737 Max could be its undoing in ~finance

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    Who says it's their undoing? I'm unsure I understand the title. Yes it is a massive blow, but the issue was lack of redundancy on a somewhat jury rigged sensor. Is that not relatively easily...

    Who says it's their undoing? I'm unsure I understand the title. Yes it is a massive blow, but the issue was lack of redundancy on a somewhat jury rigged sensor. Is that not relatively easily retrofitted? In addition, commercial travel is possible due to extensive processes and checklists. Could we not have extra measures in place to quintuple check the Max every flight? I guess their biggest hurdle is public opinion?

  7. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Gotcha. I found that I need to distract myself at points during the show because of how intense it is. Particularly the episode in the beginning of season two where the kid who got away from the...

    Gotcha. I found that I need to distract myself at points during the show because of how intense it is. Particularly the episode in the beginning of season two where the kid who got away from the killer is describing the events in detail while sitting in the back of the van. Chilling. I had to open up a crossword so I wasn't visualizing all of the details.

    Is your reasoning similar?

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Tildes app ? in ~tildes

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    Thanks. At least this time I got a notification. It was all of my prior notifications in one, and the most recent one was your previous comment, not this one. I'll leave it for now and see if it...

    Thanks. At least this time I got a notification. It was all of my prior notifications in one, and the most recent one was your previous comment, not this one. I'll leave it for now and see if it sorts itself out.

    Appreciate the assistance!

    Edit: I think the URL needs to be https://tildes.net/notifications/unread actually so let me try that.

    Edit2: Both appear to work with .comment instead of .comment-excerpt. Thanks Deimos!

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Tildes app ? in ~tildes

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    Thanks, I tried that too but maybe didn't leave it long enough. Mind replying to this comment to test it again?

    Thanks, I tried that too but maybe didn't leave it long enough. Mind replying to this comment to test it again?

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  11. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

    TurdFerguson
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    With you on all the shows here, but care to elaborate how Civ 6 relates here? Caught me off guard.

    With you on all the shows here, but care to elaborate how Civ 6 relates here? Caught me off guard.

  12. Comment on The Good Place S04E04 - "Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy" in ~tv

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    Someone in here called Bad Janet! Glad they threw in the red herring of fake Michael. I'm still not convinced he's real Michael though. But yes, agreed, finally something is happening.
    Someone in here called Bad Janet! Glad they threw in the red herring of fake Michael. I'm still not convinced he's real Michael though.

    But yes, agreed, finally something is happening.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on CDC and states update number of cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette/vaping use - now 1479 cases, 33 deaths in ~health

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    Seems to be new data that THC cartridge usage was in 90% of the cases. I am assuming there were some nasty additives from illegal cartridges. I am noticing Colorado isn't on the list of deaths but...

    Seems to be new data that THC cartridge usage was in 90% of the cases. I am assuming there were some nasty additives from illegal cartridges. I am noticing Colorado isn't on the list of deaths but California is. I wish there was more info on what exactly is causing this. I stopped using my (legal and regulated) THC cartridge once all this started coming out, but did use it for about a year, a couple times a week.

    Edit: Additional info here: https://time.com/5688229/cdc-thc-vaping-deaths/

    Looks like it's tied to a specific brand, Dank Vapes, and counterfeits thereof.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on HBO’s Watchmen is rude to Alan Moore, and it needs to be in ~tv

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    For anyone curious about the title, I think it's a little click baity, but I found the quote.

    For anyone curious about the title, I think it's a little click baity, but I found the quote.

    The most respectful way Lindelof could adapt Watchmen is by being impossibly rude to it, by excavating the assumptions the original series makes and examining them with a cold, ruthless eye in search of something new to say. It starts to get there: Where Watchmen the comic offers sexuality as a sort of catchall sociopolitical explanation for vigilantism — nearly everyone is just extremely horny and can only fuck by either beating up other people or themselves getting beat up — the television show digs another layer, replacing sexual repression with American white supremacy.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Announcements from Google's 2019 "Made by Google" event in ~tech

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    I have to side with r/Android on this one on the Pixel 4. I have a Pixel 2 and I'm unimpressed with the specs for $800. Hoping a 4a version comes out next year and I'll buy that I guess. Seems...

    I have to side with r/Android on this one on the Pixel 4. I have a Pixel 2 and I'm unimpressed with the specs for $800. Hoping a 4a version comes out next year and I'll buy that I guess. Seems weird to offer 64 GB.

    Those who find the price worth it - what am I missing?

    6 votes
  16. Comment on Why Moving the Mouse in Windows 95 Made the OS Faster in ~tech

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    Wondering if I've developed the tick of moving my cursor around the screen rapidly when my computer is not responsive because of this...

    Wondering if I've developed the tick of moving my cursor around the screen rapidly when my computer is not responsive because of this...

    2 votes
  17. Comment on With more rocket launches comes more pollution cleanup in ~space

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    I don't know why I've never thought of this. Sucks. I think space travel is important and I love following the recent scientific developments. But I also want to reduce pollution at all costs....

    I don't know why I've never thought of this. Sucks. I think space travel is important and I love following the recent scientific developments. But I also want to reduce pollution at all costs.

    Tangentiallly, It's things like this that make me wonder if any of the individual deeds I do have any impact at all.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Tildes app ? in ~tildes

    TurdFerguson
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    Have you had any success with the Notifications? I tried the following: URL: https://tildes.net/notifications CSS Selector: .comment-excerpt It gives the correct number of total notifications when...

    Have you had any success with the Notifications? I tried the following:

    URL: https://tildes.net/notifications
    CSS Selector: .comment-excerpt

    It gives the correct number of total notifications when I press the Test button but I have yet to actually get a notification.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on A worst-possible wildfire scenario for Southern California in ~enviro

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    What does this do for anyone except increase anxiety? I have to be honest, these types of articles trigger me and I have a fearful response. But truly, what is this doing? Is it going to change...

    What does this do for anyone except increase anxiety? I have to be honest, these types of articles trigger me and I have a fearful response. But truly, what is this doing? Is it going to change anything? Is there anyone reading this who doesn't already know we're all fucked?

    Apologies for the negativity, but I just feel so hopeless and helpless with climate change and the wildfires here in CA. Now especially with the power shut-offs, it's a really tense situation. We're really hoping for a good season, and Vox puts this shit out right in the middle of it? Fuck off and quit the fearmongering. We're already afraid.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on How a horrible goose topped the gaming chart in ~games

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    God I loved this game. So refreshingly simple and hilarious. The mechanics, the animation, the art style were just right. I didn't feel like it was too short, especially thanks to the bonus...

    God I loved this game. So refreshingly simple and hilarious. The mechanics, the animation, the art style were just right. I didn't feel like it was too short, especially thanks to the bonus objectives. I think I would eventually tire of it if it was a 15+ hour game - the novelty would wear off.

    6 votes