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  1. Comment on Epic Games Store - Mega Sale - Up to 75% off and $10 off every game $14.99+ in ~games

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    Oh god I want to play Hades, because Super Giant, but I really don't want to support Epic with their unfair business practice, making everything exclusive and such.

    Oh god I want to play Hades, because Super Giant, but I really don't want to support Epic with their unfair business practice, making everything exclusive and such.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I've recently stumbled upon a (indie? emo?) rock band called Cursive and already listened to 2 of their albums like 5 times. The album The Ugly Organ is just awesome, an example of an awesome song...

    I've recently stumbled upon a (indie? emo?) rock band called Cursive and already listened to 2 of their albums like 5 times. The album The Ugly Organ is just awesome, an example of an awesome song from the album is Art is Hard. The second album I have been really enjoying from them is Vitriola. Here's a song from the album, this one is called Ouroboros The band is a bit different to most emo stuff I've listened to so far but it's great and if anyone knows any similar bands, I would love to listen to them.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What OS do you use and what are your favourite programs? in ~comp

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    Still have the same setup. Linux mint with i3 wm for programming and web browsing. Windows 7 for games and photoshop and also some browsing. Dual booting works great for me atleast 3 years now.

    Still have the same setup. Linux mint with i3 wm for programming and web browsing. Windows 7 for games and photoshop and also some browsing. Dual booting works great for me atleast 3 years now.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on This Is What It Sounds Like Hiding In A Dark Classroom During A School Shooting in ~news

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    I am so happy this was not a thing (and still isn't a thing) where I am from, because that was honestly terrifying just reading it. I still feel a bit off a few minutes after reading it.

    I am so happy this was not a thing (and still isn't a thing) where I am from, because that was honestly terrifying just reading it. I still feel a bit off a few minutes after reading it.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on In Alaska, climate change is showing increasing signs of disrupting everyday life in ~enviro

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    This is so depressing, most of the time when I talk about global warming with my friends I end it with saying that we will most likely die before the worst effects arrive, but reading news like...

    This is so depressing, most of the time when I talk about global warming with my friends I end it with saying that we will most likely die before the worst effects arrive, but reading news like this makes me not so sure about that.

    Is there any chance Earth isn't mostly screwed already?

    4 votes
  6. Comment on What are some examples in gaming of things that were ahead of their time? in ~games

    Tygrak Link Parent
    Which are basically the same as typewriters haha.

    Which are basically the same as typewriters haha.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What companies do you feel comfortable with supporting? in ~talk

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    The only real companies I like to support are some small indie game dev studios - like Team Cherry for example.

    The only real companies I like to support are some small indie game dev studios - like Team Cherry for example.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Epic buys Rocket League developer Psyonix, strongly hints it will stop selling the game on Steam in ~games

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    Wow, is there a reasonable chance this doesn't just end up with everyone hating Epic? I think they are starting to move into the territory where people will just basically boycott them because of...

    Wow, is there a reasonable chance this doesn't just end up with everyone hating Epic?
    I think they are starting to move into the territory where people will just basically boycott them because of moves like this.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Crisis of Identity for A Guy Given No Direction in ~talk

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    Yeah, as someone from a country where atheism is pretty much the norm this sounds very strange. But that's mostly what it is I think, in the US religion is probably so much of a bigger deal than...

    Yeah, as someone from a country where atheism is pretty much the norm this sounds very strange. But that's mostly what it is I think, in the US religion is probably so much of a bigger deal than here, so that's also probably why you feel so strange about not being part of one.

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

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    Mostly the same stuff as always, some Weezer, some emo stuff and a bit of power metal - which I love but I didn't listen to too much lately. Went through like all of albums by Dragonforce again,...

    Mostly the same stuff as always, some Weezer, some emo stuff and a bit of power metal - which I love but I didn't listen to too much lately. Went through like all of albums by Dragonforce again, still love it!

    I got to say I've listened to the album Goodness by The Hotelier again a few days ago and I've been really obsessed with it since. I don't know why but when I first listened to it I kind of thought it was pretty meh compared to Home, Like No Place is There. It is a bit different but oh so awesome, I've even learned to play the beginning of the interlude 'N 43° 33' 55.676" W 72° 45' 11.914"' (what a catchy name for a song by the way) on my guitar. It's just so peaceful, it really evokes me just being with my friends in the nature, in the forest at night. It's an overall awesome album, recommend it to anyone who likes anything atleast a bit emo or indie rock or whatever genre it would be.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Even Space Isn’t Safe From Ads: Companies want to turn satellites into billboards. in ~tech

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    From the company's website: That truly is a unbelievably strange dystopia to imagine.

    From the company's website:

    The dream
    Andy Warhol said: “The most beautiful thing in Tokyo is McDonald's. The most beautiful thing in Stockholm is McDonald's. The most beautiful thing in Florence is McDonald's. Peking and Moscow don't have anything beautiful yet.”
    Space has to be beautiful. With the best brands our sky will amaze us every night.
    No ugly place there after this.

    That truly is a unbelievably strange dystopia to imagine.

    11 votes
  12. Comment on How a support group for the dateless became one of the internet’s most dangerous subcultures. in ~misc

    Tygrak Link Parent
    Hey, thank you so much for this post! I am so happy for you that you found a partner like this, that's so awesome. I feel I am going through a similar phase to the one you described, even though I...

    Hey, thank you so much for this post! I am so happy for you that you found a partner like this, that's so awesome.

    I feel I am going through a similar phase to the one you described, even though I live in a pretty gay-friendly place, probably way better than where you grew up. I hate the incel community and don't identify with it in anyway, mainly because I long for a real relationship, not just sex. But I still do the things you described - the catastrophizing.

    I even have a pretty awesome supportive friend group (I don't even know why they talk to me, they are so much smarter and in most ways have their shit together much more than me haha) - I feel like I am extremely lucky and have everything going for me, but I still spend a ton of time thinking about how I have no chance to ever find someone. I think about how awkward, ugly and other stuff I am and millions of other reasons, similar to the ones you already described, with which I am trying to explain why I had no luck so far. But most of the time I arrive at the conclusion that I am just impatient and that I have so much time and I am so young, that I will hopefully meet someone someday. Even though I think I am in a good place, and think I always reach the right conclusion, I still probably spend too much time thinking about the unnecessarily negative stuff. I wish there was a way to just go back to when I didn't want a relationship, because I definitely were in a better place mentally.

    I don't even know what I am trying to say. I guess I am just saying that I want a relationship and that I trust that I will someday have it, but I am still unhappy currently, even though I knew there isn't too good of a reason to be.

    Haha, god I am bad at writing coherent texts, that aren't just bad unrelated rambling. As I already said, thank you for your post, it really is great to hear someone who went through similar stuff and ended up in a good spot.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Fire at the Notre-Dame cathedral in ~news

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    Yeah, just dunk it with some huge pile of water from above, sounds good.

    Yeah, just dunk it with some huge pile of water from above, sounds good.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on How Bad Is It to Let Your Cat Outside? in ~enviro

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    I am pretty surprised that everyone here is pro keeping your cat inside. Obviously if you live in an area with dangerous wildlife or in the middle of a city it's probably not a good idea, but if...

    I am pretty surprised that everyone here is pro keeping your cat inside. Obviously if you live in an area with dangerous wildlife or in the middle of a city it's probably not a good idea, but if you live in a safe area I think letting your cat outside is a good idea. And I can still see why everyone would do this, my last cat got lost after about 8 years ago now, she was about 9 years old I think and yeah it hurt - she was such a awesome caring cat, it was actually unbelievable how nice she was, especially compared to the cat I have currently haha, but if I imagine myself being a cat I would certainly want to have the freedom. Is that a good argument? I don't know. But if I was a cat I wouldn't want to spend most of each day alone in the house with nothing to do.

    9 votes
  15. Comment on The Future Is Non-Binary, and Teens Are Leading the Way in ~lgbt

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    Interesting article, the part saying that 27% teens in California identified with some level of gender non-conformity seems extremely unbelievable for me. Maybe it's just because I am not from the...

    Interesting article, the part saying that 27% teens in California identified with some level of gender non-conformity seems extremely unbelievable for me. Maybe it's just because I am not from the US and that I am no longer a teen, but not so long ago I was and there definitely wasn't a single person my age who was out as gay, bi or anything on the LGBT+ spectrum.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on What are your hobbies? And how do you get into them? in ~hobbies

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    Programming was my hobby for a long time, but since I started going to uni and working as a programmer I don't really feel like programming in my free time. Still love programming, but I already...

    Programming was my hobby for a long time, but since I started going to uni and working as a programmer I don't really feel like programming in my free time. Still love programming, but I already do way too much of it haha.

    Another of my long time hobbies is playing games, nowadays I don't play them as much as I used to, but I still play a bit almost everyday to unwind.

    I also used to do a ton of game dev stuff, which motivated me to learn basics of 3d modeling, 2d digital art and lately music, allowing me to be bad at everything, but maybe a bit better than the average person haha. For like a year now I've been playing guitar and I am still pretty terrible, but it's fun!

    The Ludum Dare game jam is probably the only game dev I do now, whenever it's happening. I think I've done atleast 5 LDs now, never really finished too good in any category, but it's still one of my favorite events, that I try to never miss.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

    Tygrak Link Parent
    I've listened to it already, it really is great!

    I've listened to it already, it really is great!

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

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    In my opinion "You're not as ____ as you think" is as good as the other albums they have, No Halo alone would be enough for me to think the album is awesome, it's so incredibly good! Oh man, I...

    In my opinion "You're not as ____ as you think" is as good as the other albums they have, No Halo alone would be enough for me to think the album is awesome, it's so incredibly good! Oh man, I could listen to No Halo like 500 times and I would still love it! (But I won't, don't want to risk ruining it for myself haha)

    I didn't listen to American Football yet, so I have to check them out. I love both TWIABP and The Hotelier already! Such awesome bands.

    Awesome to know that someone with similar taste in music as me is here :).

    Edit: Also, do you know what's the situation exactly with Sorority Noise? On Wikipedia I've read that they were part of some controversy, but also that it has been resolved. Is there a chance they will ever put out more music? Is it similar to Modern Baseballs situation? (minus the controversy)

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

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    I've started listening to Godspeed You! Black Emperor and it's so good! Wish I listened to them earlier. Other than that I mostly listened to emo stuff like Sorority Noise, The Front Bottoms and...

    I've started listening to Godspeed You! Black Emperor and it's so good! Wish I listened to them earlier. Other than that I mostly listened to emo stuff like Sorority Noise, The Front Bottoms and Mom Jeans.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on What are you playing this week? in ~games

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    How much of Baba Is You did you get through? I played it for quite a while last weekend and wow it gets really really hard so quick! I can't even finish all the bonus levels in the second world...

    How much of Baba Is You did you get through? I played it for quite a while last weekend and wow it gets really really hard so quick! I can't even finish all the bonus levels in the second world already. I love it though and I am looking forward to playing more this weekend.

    3 votes