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  1. Comment on What are some good party games that can be easily played via video chat? in ~games

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    Pictionary on skribbl.io I've never gone wrong with that

    Pictionary on skribbl.io I've never gone wrong with that

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Has anybody changed their first and/or last name (legally or socially)? in ~talk

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    Just because you have a name doesn't mean that that's what others have to call you by. Where I live it's quite common for people to have their given name and just go by another completely...

    Just because you have a name doesn't mean that that's what others have to call you by. Where I live it's quite common for people to have their given name and just go by another completely different name or a shortened version of their given name. Figure out if this is something that would help you. I think what @Adys said is quite helpful in that this is "ask only once" if you're going to go through with this decision make sure you're over a 100% certain sure that this is what you want as you'll spend more time being unhappy with a new name if that's the case.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Who else gets concerned about random things at inappropriate times? in ~talk

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    Oh that's a good one, I'm going to add that to the list

    Oh that's a good one, I'm going to add that to the list

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Who else gets concerned about random things at inappropriate times? in ~talk

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    Ah thanks for the concern but maybe I overstated how much it affects me, usually after some 20 minutes I can get distracted enough to stop thinking about it. I don't think it's any actual mental...

    Ah thanks for the concern but maybe I overstated how much it affects me, usually after some 20 minutes I can get distracted enough to stop thinking about it. I don't think it's any actual mental problem or anything just general concern.

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  5. Who else gets concerned about random things at inappropriate times?

    This question really came to mind to me about last week when I was hanging out with some friends. I always noticed it as a part of my personality but I never really thought about it as in depth as...

    This question really came to mind to me about last week when I was hanging out with some friends. I always noticed it as a part of my personality but I never really thought about it as in depth as I have recently. That night I immediately got concerned to the point of it ruining my evening about the following things:

    • We're running out of helium in the world
    • Where is my birth certificate
    • The old VHS tapes of my childhood and important moments in my family are slowly degrading but I can't digitise them until I go home to my parents and that's not for at least half a year, will they hold up that long?
    • There's too much space junk
    • I used so much plastic just cooking dinner this one evening for my friends, imagine how much gets bought and consumed worldwide
    • Some languages are going to die out and there's nothing I can do about it
    • Are the rhinos doing ok?
    • What's my blood type and am I allergic to anything?

    Does anyone else suffer from this idiosyncracy? If so, what are some things that concern you or what are some other things that I can be concerned about?

    EDIT: This turned dark, I thought I was just sharing some lighthearted fun and now I have schizophrenia, OCD and should talk to a therapist... jeez louise

    19 votes
  6. Comment on Kobe Bryant dead in California helicopter crash in ~sports

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    Not many celebrity deaths hit me hard or personally but this one is just horrible. Kobe Bryant had so much to give back to the sport as did his daughter. His influence was so much greater than...

    Not many celebrity deaths hit me hard or personally but this one is just horrible. Kobe Bryant had so much to give back to the sport as did his daughter. His influence was so much greater than just on the court. If anyone here also speaks Italian just take a look at this interview he did with Radio DeeJay a few years ago. This will definitely leave a permanent mark on the NBA and the teams, Mark Cuban has already started it with retiring 24 for the Mavs I wonder what other owners will pay tribute to him.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Greta Thunberg: ‘Forget about net zero, we need real zero’ in ~enviro

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    I think that's a fair point about being in a bubble, I think a problem for me maybe is that I'm also stuck in an echo chamber a bit but it's just that everywhere I go whether it's in real life or...

    I think that's a fair point about being in a bubble, I think a problem for me maybe is that I'm also stuck in an echo chamber a bit but it's just that everywhere I go whether it's in real life or on social media all I'm hearing is about climate change from people who want to "raise awareness" and honestly it's getting a bit frustrating.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Greta Thunberg: ‘Forget about net zero, we need real zero’ in ~enviro

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    Ok right I think this gets to my main problem with her as a public figure then. Maybe I myself am too naive but in my opinion I would prefer to have activists in STEM communities who can help...

    Ok right I think this gets to my main problem with her as a public figure then. Maybe I myself am too naive but in my opinion I would prefer to have activists in STEM communities who can help enact large scale changes rather than have activists who focus on the more political aspects.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on How would you kill Hitler? in ~talk

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    I like this answer the most, honestly who knows what happens if we kill baby Hitler. Does someone worse take his place? Does this person end up winning WWII or possibly start a WWIII? There are...

    I like this answer the most, honestly who knows what happens if we kill baby Hitler. Does someone worse take his place? Does this person end up winning WWII or possibly start a WWIII? There are too many variables to take into account and all in all, society right now is not too bad there's no guarantee that this alternate timeline will end up as a net positive for us.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Greta Thunberg: ‘Forget about net zero, we need real zero’ in ~enviro

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    Can someone honestly explain why Greta Thunberg is famous and what she's actually doing that's useful. The feeling that I get in general and from this video that reinforces it is that all she...

    Can someone honestly explain why Greta Thunberg is famous and what she's actually doing that's useful. The feeling that I get in general and from this video that reinforces it is that all she really does is say super popular and sweeping statements. For example in this video she says we need "real zero" emissions, that's great I want that too and I can also say that but that's not making me famous like her. She doesn't seem to provide any real solutions and instead seems focused on going from place to place on her parents' money and again just say these broad statements like "we need to get to zero emissions". I don't want to sound aggressive or anything but this is just coming from a genuine place of confusion from me.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on 'Spoons are so brutal!' Paris Hilton's cooking show is a rare work of comic genius in ~food

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    Oh my God this whole video feels like some surreal bit, like it's what satire or farce would be if we were still in the cold war or something. She says that she's scared of grating her hands which...

    Oh my God this whole video feels like some surreal bit, like it's what satire or farce would be if we were still in the cold war or something. She says that she's scared of grating her hands which is why she's wearing the fingerless gloves but the way she's holding the cheese makes it so that her fingers are in the greatest danger of being grated off. The dog in the Chanel french maid outfit. She has a bunch of clean tea towels she could use to clean the counters but instead uses kitchen roll and then instead of using the tap water she takes bottled water from the fridge? Honestly I think I'm going to put this video aside and watch it in it's entirety when I'm on some psychedelics or something like that maybe I'll be able to look into the fabric of the universe then.

    10 votes
  12. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I'm learning Dutch at the moment so I've been working my way through Dutch Harry Potter. Really interesting differences especially when it comes to names, the one that I can't get over is that...

    I'm learning Dutch at the moment so I've been working my way through Dutch Harry Potter. Really interesting differences especially when it comes to names, the one that I can't get over is that Dudley Dursley is called Dirk Duffeling which turns his perception at least for me from this fat chonker of a kid to a bully straight out of a cheesy 90s movie.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Let's talk about humorous podcasts in ~talk

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    This might be way out the demographic for tildes users but for some good background I like to listen to Tiny Meat Gang. For something quicker that I listen to when I'm on my back on the way to uni...

    This might be way out the demographic for tildes users but for some good background I like to listen to Tiny Meat Gang. For something quicker that I listen to when I'm on my back on the way to uni and back I like Good Morning from Hell.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Who's watched the latest episode of The Good Place? No clue how Schur does it but I swear every episode this season feels like it could've been a season of it's own, anyone have any theories on...

    Who's watched the latest episode of The Good Place? No clue how Schur does it but I swear every episode this season feels like it could've been a season of it's own, anyone have any theories on how the next episode is going to go?

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Epic Games Store has generated $680 million in revenue so far, largely from exclusives. Weekly free games will continue through 2020 in ~games

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    But wait? All the reddit users who told me they cancelled their preorders said that them voting with their wallet was going to take down Epic Games and Tim Sweeney was who you found in the bottom...

    But wait? All the reddit users who told me they cancelled their preorders said that them voting with their wallet was going to take down Epic Games and Tim Sweeney was who you found in the bottom circle of hell? Honestly, I'm all for this growth by the EGS. It's not that hard to move my mouse literally a few millimeters over to the EG icon and just open that instead of Steam. Steam held for a long time what was essentially a monopoly on the game market and I can't blame Epic for succeeding where other companies (UPlay, Social Club, Windows for Games LIVE) failed. Free launcher, gives you free games per month, has exclusives on it and better compensation for devs and publishers I'm all for it. Not to sound like a mouthpiece for the company but this is just so satisfying to see after seeing non stop complaining on twitter and reddit about what Epic is doing.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on The Mandalorian | S01E08: Redemption in ~tv

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    I thought the fact that he just threw out Mando's name in the episode randomly gave me the feeling that he was very dangerous. It was like he was this mythical character and all of a sudden Moff...

    I thought the fact that he just threw out Mando's name in the episode randomly gave me the feeling that he was very dangerous. It was like he was this mythical character and all of a sudden Moff completely neutered him. Not only was Moff Gideon completely prepared and knew exactly who was hiding out in the bunker but if not for the incompetence of the stormtroopers and Waititi IG88 then it's very likely the child is dead.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on What are some non-English words that you believe would be good candidates for inclusion in English dictionaries? in ~humanities

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    I would prefer if we took "inshallah" from Arabic it strikes the perfect balance of friendliness and rejection.

    I would prefer if we took "inshallah" from Arabic it strikes the perfect balance of friendliness and rejection.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on What are some non-English words that you believe would be good candidates for inclusion in English dictionaries? in ~humanities

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    Oh man, nothing beats the pure satisfaction of when you talk to a dutch person and you call something gezellig and they agree.

    Oh man, nothing beats the pure satisfaction of when you talk to a dutch person and you call something gezellig and they agree.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on Disney's Mulan | Official Trailer in ~movies

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    I might be too cyncical but by the time the movie's out people are going to be too concerned with the next outrage be it in Chile, Lebanon or wherever. In the grand scheme of things this is not...

    I might be too cyncical but by the time the movie's out people are going to be too concerned with the next outrage be it in Chile, Lebanon or wherever. In the grand scheme of things this is not going to even make the smallest blip on Disney's radar.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Hong Kong protests: Trump signs Human Rights and Democracy Act into law in ~news

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    As someone from Hong Kong, I wouldn't doubt it if this support from the US just emboldens the rioters and infuriates the police leading to even more violence. Unfortunately it feels like this...

    As someone from Hong Kong, I wouldn't doubt it if this support from the US just emboldens the rioters and infuriates the police leading to even more violence. Unfortunately it feels like this whole situation is just fucked either way.

    5 votes