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  1. Comment on Recommended 2-player board games under 60 minutes in ~games.tabletop

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    I play Love Letter with my wife pretty regularly. We have the "Batman" version. It's a very quick card-game for 2-4 players. Each round is 2-10 min. Super easy to crank out a dozen rounds.

    I play Love Letter with my wife pretty regularly. We have the "Batman" version.

    It's a very quick card-game for 2-4 players. Each round is 2-10 min. Super easy to crank out a dozen rounds.

  2. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    And nothing of value was lost.

    And nothing of value was lost.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Is there a net benefit to social media? in ~talk

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    I'm actually of the opinion that social media is detrimental. It's not just a matter of echo-chambers, it's the constant stream of positive feedback, with no constructive criticism allowed....

    I'm actually of the opinion that social media is detrimental.

    It's not just a matter of echo-chambers, it's the constant stream of positive feedback, with no constructive criticism allowed.

    Everyone fishes for likes. There is no 'dislike' button, and disagreeing or providing criticism is frowned upon. ie: Facebook/Instagram wannabe photographer. They use too much HDR or don't frame their subject properly. If you provide this feedback, you're "a hater" or "a troll". So instead we say nothing. The person goes forth thinking they're a great photographer, and learns nothing.

    I don't want to live in a world where people are afraid to do better. I want constructive criticism. I want to know where I can improve. There's so much more to life than 'Likes', but apparently my opinion is in the minority.

    34 votes
  4. Comment on Malls track age, gender without consent in ~news

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    He asked, on the internet, from the same computer he uses his Facebook, Banking and Porno.

    He asked, on the internet, from the same computer he uses his Facebook, Banking and Porno.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Malls track age, gender without consent in ~news

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    Agreed, it's not in a corner. It's generally at the entrance or in the parking lot. You know that they're recording you on security cameras. This is no different, and falls under the same disclaimers.

    Agreed, it's not in a corner. It's generally at the entrance or in the parking lot.

    You know that they're recording you on security cameras. This is no different, and falls under the same disclaimers.

  6. Comment on Malls track age, gender without consent in ~news

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    You always have the right to not enter their property. I'm sure all the malls have signage indicating that they're recording your image on their property and by entering the property, you consent....

    You always have the right to not enter their property. I'm sure all the malls have signage indicating that they're recording your image on their property and by entering the property, you consent.

    The PIPA act just means you can request a copy of any images they retain of you, but if they're not retaining it, there's nothing to subpoena.

  7. Comment on Malls track age, gender without consent in ~news

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    Malls are private property. They've got CC tv, full surveillance and probably track you in dozens and dozens of ways. This isn't a surprise and shouldn't be a concern. You waive your right to...

    Malls are private property. They've got CC tv, full surveillance and probably track you in dozens and dozens of ways.

    This isn't a surprise and shouldn't be a concern. You waive your right to privacy inside those halls the moment you enter their parking lot.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Tilders who work out, what inspired you to start? in ~talk

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    I have a good, reliable gym partner. If I don't show, I disappoint him. And vice versa. I've missed one day in 10 months, because I was sick.

    I have a good, reliable gym partner. If I don't show, I disappoint him. And vice versa. I've missed one day in 10 months, because I was sick.

  9. Comment on Canada legalises recreational cannabis use in ~news

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    I'll take "Things I'm not willing to chance for 100", Alex

    I'll take "Things I'm not willing to chance for 100", Alex

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Canada legalises recreational cannabis use in ~news

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    Canada has just introduced federal legalization, with the provinces now able to set their own standards and boundaries. Also, medical Marijuana has been legal since 2001. Conversely in the US, the...

    Canada has just introduced federal legalization, with the provinces now able to set their own standards and boundaries. Also, medical Marijuana has been legal since 2001.

    Conversely in the US, the states maintain that it is a Federal Crime to grow/possess/obtain Marijuana, while individual States have made it legal, while it remains a federal crime.

    So I'd say it's actually Canada that's being proactive here. In the very near future Canadians will be able to fly domestically with their product, but they'll still have to deny having ever used it when crossing the US border.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on [Desabafo] Found out that a group I'm kind of a part of has many very conservative and extremist people in ~talk

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    Sometimes finding out that you're in or associated with a group of people that you disagree with, can be a very good thing. You may represent the only dissenting opinion. You may represent the...

    Sometimes finding out that you're in or associated with a group of people that you disagree with, can be a very good thing.

    You may represent the only dissenting opinion. You may represent the only voice of reason. This doesn't mean that you should leave that group, but you may be part of what is preventing it from becoming a total echo chamber.

    This was part of the reason I took issue with the US leaving the UN Human Rights council. When all the reasonable people leave, suddenly there is no dissenting opinion to keep the ship righted.

    8 votes
  12. Comment on "Guy" should be a neutered term. Change my mind. in ~talk

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    I for one am super excited for the end of manufactured outrage. We're approaching a critical mass where we're certain to return to the 50's and 60's where the response to 'You hurt my feelings'...

    I for one am super excited for the end of manufactured outrage. We're approaching a critical mass where we're certain to return to the 50's and 60's where the response to 'You hurt my feelings' will be a slap upside the head and a stern "Grow up".

    I mean, imagine for a second a world where these easily offended buttercups are raising their own children, and trying not to offend them by looking at their genitals while they change diapers. It's hilariously dumb.

    So yeah guy. I'm your buddy, your pal, your friend and your guy. I don't care if you identify as an attack helicopter. What's up guys. Lets get over ourselves.

  13. Comment on What hobby do you wish you could do but can't? in ~hobbies

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    I wish I could get back into Kerbal Space Program to the tune of 4-5 hours a day... but a young family and career have taken away my gaming time.

    I wish I could get back into Kerbal Space Program to the tune of 4-5 hours a day... but a young family and career have taken away my gaming time.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on I think it's time for Introductions: Episode 3 in ~talk

  15. Comment on What's a binge-worthy show? in ~tv

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    If you haven't seen American Vandal, it's Netflix's most binged show. There was some stat a while ago that some super high % of people who started it, finished it within 48 hours. I don't binge,...

    If you haven't seen American Vandal, it's Netflix's most binged show. There was some stat a while ago that some super high % of people who started it, finished it within 48 hours.

    I don't binge, but I binged American Vandal. I couldn't stop.

    9 votes
  16. Comment on Last Jedi Opinions? So solo is not doing so well in theaters in ~movies

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    I was tremendously disappointed by TLJ. I felt like they took all the things people WANTED in a Star Wars movie, and threw them away. Then they thumbed their nose at the audience by making that a...

    I was tremendously disappointed by TLJ. I felt like they took all the things people WANTED in a Star Wars movie, and threw them away. Then they thumbed their nose at the audience by making that a plot point "Let the old things die" and "Did you think I was going to save the day with a laser sword?"

    How about yes! Make a beloved movie with the old things we love, and don't introduce BS love stories and kill off the interesting characters without flushing out their stories.

    Things we don't like:
    Finn, Rose, Holdo.

    Things we do like:
    Snoke, Capt Phasma, Admiral Akbar.

    Are we seeing the problem here?

  17. Comment on Hi tilders; In my first relationship ever. Any advice? in ~talk

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    Relationships are give and take. Enjoy the ride, and try to make it enjoyable for the other person. Give as much as you get. And if/when it ends, don't be too broken up about it. Mistakes and...

    Relationships are give and take. Enjoy the ride, and try to make it enjoyable for the other person. Give as much as you get.

    And if/when it ends, don't be too broken up about it. Mistakes and incompatibilities are learning opportunities to make your next relationship even better.

    2 votes