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  1. Comment on Pride Month at Tildes: #4 - What's something you wish more people understood? in ~lgbt

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    That being queer isn't all rainbows and unicorns. My life path is entirely non-standard and the hardships are almost too hard to bare. Acceptance of diversity, knowledge of its existence might've...

    That being queer isn't all rainbows and unicorns. My life path is entirely non-standard and the hardships are almost too hard to bare. Acceptance of diversity, knowledge of its existence might've helped me 25 years ago but what has happened happened and dealing with all that likely will make me not have a chance of finding a partner in time to have a lovely family of my own with, own a house, have a normal job etc. That is a reality I have a hard time to consider let alone even accept.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on What slow-burn game is worth the time? in ~games

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    Snowrunner if you're into trucks hauling their cargo through deep mud and difficult terrain. Missions can easily take up to an hour to fulfill and the maps are huge. There is progression in the...

    Snowrunner if you're into trucks hauling their cargo through deep mud and difficult terrain. Missions can easily take up to an hour to fulfill and the maps are huge. There is progression in the form of vehicles more suited for the rougher terrain as well as upgrades that make things easier. Fun with friends too!

    What stood out to me is that there is no hard pull to keep going, it's all at your own leisure. Just you and your vehicles, it calmed me to a point of enjoyment while still having a sense of fulfillment be it still a videogame but I digress.

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

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    The latest entries in my massive Trance playlist on Spotify along with Sleep Token. The guy's vocals are something else and the sound they have is so refreshing.

    The latest entries in my massive Trance playlist on Spotify along with Sleep Token. The guy's vocals are something else and the sound they have is so refreshing.

  4. Comment on What do you think is the mindset of the banally evil? in ~talk

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    it's a belief for a reason, not fact :) I very much acknowledge other ideas existing.

    it's a belief for a reason, not fact :) I very much acknowledge other ideas existing.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What do you think is the mindset of the banally evil? in ~talk

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    I very much doubt the existence of 'ethical billionaires'. To me, having that extra dollar when someone else is without it goes against my morality. What gives me the right to have that extra...

    I very much doubt the existence of 'ethical billionaires'. To me, having that extra dollar when someone else is without it goes against my morality. What gives me the right to have that extra dollar when someone else might be in desperate need of it and now would be starving.

    8 votes
  6. Comment on Join me as I build a small gothic cathedral with flying buttresses and spires galore with Tiny Glade's minimal tools in ~games

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    Fair :)) thank you for clarifying <3

    Fair :)) thank you for clarifying <3

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Join me as I build a small gothic cathedral with flying buttresses and spires galore with Tiny Glade's minimal tools in ~games

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    I don't understand the title of this post. Sylvarret is a Dutch youtuber. But the title suggests it is your video and it has a sweden tag. I'm a little confused :P Maybe you can shed some light on...

    I don't understand the title of this post. Sylvarret is a Dutch youtuber. But the title suggests it is your video and it has a sweden tag. I'm a little confused :P Maybe you can shed some light on this?

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Monaco GP under pressure to change after Charles Leclerc’s processional victory in ~sports.motorsports

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    Surely has something to do with it, that said, I bet reducing weight also reduces moving mass and therefore kinetic force at impact.

    Surely has something to do with it, that said, I bet reducing weight also reduces moving mass and therefore kinetic force at impact.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Monaco GP under pressure to change after Charles Leclerc’s processional victory in ~sports.motorsports

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    More power, smaller cars. Cars these days are so huge, there's hardly any room unless they make tracks bigger and wider even still. Cars in the previous eras were much more glorified karts than...

    More power, smaller cars. Cars these days are so huge, there's hardly any room unless they make tracks bigger and wider even still. Cars in the previous eras were much more glorified karts than anything else. Now they are aero platforms.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Will Microsoft want to introduce a subscription fee to their Windows OS in the future? in ~tech

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    My own reasoning stems from the absurd amount of users Windows has, siphoning 3$/month from all of them would be such a large sum of money it wouldn't even matter if it were 'way off the price'....

    My own reasoning stems from the absurd amount of users Windows has, siphoning 3$/month from all of them would be such a large sum of money it wouldn't even matter if it were 'way off the price'. Also take into account that 3rd world countries and countries like India don't have a very high income level. And subfees are guaranteed. You can't just not decide to use Windows for a month like say, Netflix or Spotify.

    1 vote
  11. Will Microsoft want to introduce a subscription fee to their Windows OS in the future?

    Just had a chat with friends about the possibility and how it would likely be introduced. Paraphrased into the following; 2.99$/Month OEM installs have a 2 year license Upgrades are free for the...

    Just had a chat with friends about the possibility and how it would likely be introduced.

    Paraphrased into the following;

    2.99$/Month
    OEM installs have a 2 year license
    Upgrades are free for the first year (from 11 to the new)
    Comes with Office 365 and AI functionality to soften the blow

    What are your thoughts on this?

    30 votes
  12. Comment on Am I alone in thinking that we're bouncing back from a highly technological future? in ~life

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    oh I agree with you on your examples too. But I notice it with movies and videogames too. The rereleases of older material and ask top dollar for it seems absurd. It's like creativity is dead and...

    oh I agree with you on your examples too. But I notice it with movies and videogames too. The rereleases of older material and ask top dollar for it seems absurd. It's like creativity is dead and making money has become the new king.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Am I alone in thinking that we're bouncing back from a highly technological future? in ~life

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    both present and future we as humanity, but yea I mostly keep in touch with friends close-by. I don't know how your aunt Laura is doing in New Zealand for example :P People at home, their...
    • both present and future

    • we as humanity, but yea I mostly keep in touch with friends close-by. I don't know how your aunt Laura is doing in New Zealand for example :P

    • People at home, their surroundings, not work related per se.

  14. Comment on Am I alone in thinking that we're bouncing back from a highly technological future? in ~life

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    I'm glad I made big strides in getting rid of most of it. But it's a persistent battle. It's just a shitty predicament that big companies have the incentive to squeeze out every penny they can...

    I'm glad I made big strides in getting rid of most of it. But it's a persistent battle.

    It's just a shitty predicament that big companies have the incentive to squeeze out every penny they can make to outdo their competition (if we don't do it, someone else will, shrug). Google sitting on a pile of email data and NOT using that is just unthinkable now. I very much would like privacy to be the norm, ads not being personalized and data mining opt-in but, those are pipedreams these days.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Am I alone in thinking that we're bouncing back from a highly technological future? in ~life

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    I'm not going to lie and say I didn't thought out the title well enough ;) There is some potential in clickbait and damn do I hate it! But darn is it effective.

    I'm not going to lie and say I didn't thought out the title well enough ;) There is some potential in clickbait and damn do I hate it! But darn is it effective.

    6 votes
  16. Am I alone in thinking that we're bouncing back from a highly technological future?

    I have this notion that we're entering a new fuzzy era of rejecting the hyper technological stream that we've been on since the 90's. I notice people now wanting to use their phones for longer...

    I have this notion that we're entering a new fuzzy era of rejecting the hyper technological stream that we've been on since the 90's. I notice people now wanting to use their phones for longer (e.g. not replacing them every 2 years because it's the trend) and I feel there's a push back towards certain things like touchscreens in cars being reverted back to clicky buttons.

    Sure, there are these crazy developments happening in science. A.I. is changing so fast it's hard to keep up with, and we're going back to the moon! (I say we because it's a human endeavor goddamn it).

    But there also seems to be this realization that we might have strained Earth a little too much and that we need to tend to Earth, and ourselves a little bit more.

    For reference, I'm a millennial born in '89.

    50 votes
  17. Comment on Geert Wilders is coming for the EU – The hard-right politician has at last formed a government after six months of negotiation in ~misc

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    It's almost as if what the people voted for isn't part of what a government should do.

    It's almost as if what the people voted for isn't part of what a government should do.

  18. Comment on Geert Wilders is coming for the EU – The hard-right politician has at last formed a government after six months of negotiation in ~misc

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    Every time I get reminded of that Flodder Family meme that's circling around, and it feels ever relevant each time news about the ongoing situation pops up. EDIT: https://imgur.com/a/UQ7q9Kq...

    Every time I get reminded of that Flodder Family meme that's circling around, and it feels ever relevant each time news about the ongoing situation pops up.

    EDIT: https://imgur.com/a/UQ7q9Kq

    Here's a link of said image. To the uninitiated, The Flodder family was a comedy hit TV series from the 90s in the Netherlands which heavily caricatured characters living in a neat neighborhood and causes all kinds of mayhem. Taking laws with a grain of salt, being unruly, unhealthy and basically being adult children. It usually had a silver lining at the end.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on Microsoft's emissions spike 29% as AI gobbles up resources in ~tech

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    And a human brain on average burns 'only' 400kcal per day. We're a long way from having a personal AI assistant in that regard. Though I have to add the caveat that M$'s AI produces a staggering...

    And a human brain on average burns 'only' 400kcal per day. We're a long way from having a personal AI assistant in that regard.

    Though I have to add the caveat that M$'s AI produces a staggering number of results simultaneously and also produces art on a whim when compared to a human so. Yea, I see the flawed logic in my answer.

    6 votes