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  1. Comment on What do you think of star citizen? in ~games

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    It's better at some stuff and worse at others. They are both good.

    It's better at some stuff and worse at others. They are both good.

  2. Comment on What do you think of star citizen? in ~games

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    It's gotten really good. When I first installed it, way back when, it ran like shit and had very few features. Hell, you couldn't even fly your ship yet. Now it looks amazing, it runs pretty darn...

    It's gotten really good. When I first installed it, way back when, it ran like shit and had very few features. Hell, you couldn't even fly your ship yet. Now it looks amazing, it runs pretty darn well, and it feels like the game is already beyond what I expected from it.

    Between SC and Elite, my space sim itch is being scratched.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Over 80 government websites are down after TLS certificates expired and there's nobody on hand to renew them in ~news

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    It's slightly terrifying that the government is still closed and it doesn't look like we are making any progress to open it back up.

    It's slightly terrifying that the government is still closed and it doesn't look like we are making any progress to open it back up.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on A news consumer’s guide to ‘astroturf’ sources in ~news

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    This seems to be the most common. It's about damn silly and all it does is create even more noise. It's gotten to the point where I simply ignore social media.

    Boycotts that aren’t driven by ordinary consumers but are organized by linked advocacy groups and nonprofits.

    This seems to be the most common. It's about damn silly and all it does is create even more noise.

    It's gotten to the point where I simply ignore social media.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Bethesda bans Fallout 76 players for life after shocking in-game homophobic attack in ~games

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    I guess this is where we disagree. He is a homophobic jerk that is using the "we were just having fun" nonsense as an excuse. He's a jerk and probably has never had to face any consequences to his...

    I guess this is where we disagree. He is a homophobic jerk that is using the "we were just having fun" nonsense as an excuse. He's a jerk and probably has never had to face any consequences to his actions.

    10 votes
  6. Comment on Bethesda bans Fallout 76 players for life after shocking in-game homophobic attack in ~games

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    Griefers like this should be banned. He had no remorse and is a cunt. Fuck that guy.

    Griefers like this should be banned. He had no remorse and is a cunt. Fuck that guy.

    11 votes
  7. Comment on Google Hangouts for consumers will shut down in 2020 in ~tech

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    Yup, but the implication was that enterprise features would be the focus and the consumer Hangouts would just continue on.... Google was supposed to bring balance to the force, not leave it in the...

    Yup, but the implication was that enterprise features would be the focus and the consumer Hangouts would just continue on....

    Google was supposed to bring balance to the force, not leave it in the Darkness.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on How Restaurants Got So Loud in ~misc

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    It baffles me why this is a thing. Sound reduction could be done with stylish vertical noise reduction tiles or with strategically placed cloth, but it's minimalistic style over the patron. The...

    It baffles me why this is a thing. Sound reduction could be done with stylish vertical noise reduction tiles or with strategically placed cloth, but it's minimalistic style over the patron.

    The bigger issue I have is that, at least in the Bay Area, the restaurant scene is becoming quite homogenous. They all look the same, they all have the same gimmicks, and the food isn't memorable, but it is good.

    Maybe I'm just turning into an old fart, but I just want a quite dining experience where I can talk to my wife and eat in peace.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Google Hangouts for consumers will shut down in 2020 in ~tech

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    It's frustrating Google didn't focus on Allo and Duo. Why they want to kill Hangouts is just baffling as they could monetize it and make cash. It's better than anything out there.

    It's frustrating Google didn't focus on Allo and Duo. Why they want to kill Hangouts is just baffling as they could monetize it and make cash. It's better than anything out there.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Google Hangouts for consumers will shut down in 2020 in ~tech

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    I know a number of my SMB customers are using it and I have one Enterprise customer using heavily.

    I know a number of my SMB customers are using it and I have one Enterprise customer using heavily.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Sheryl Sandberg Asked Facebook Staff to Research George Soros in ~news

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    I'd accept that but TD had broken the TOS numerous times. I mean if they can subs, they need to ban the users in that sub to or you are just shuffling shit

    I'd accept that but TD had broken the TOS numerous times. I mean if they can subs, they need to ban the users in that sub to or you are just shuffling shit

    2 votes
  12. Comment on What Should America Do With Its Empty Church Buildings? in ~life

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    I love the idea of low income housing. It would take too much money, time, or effort to convert most churches.

    I love the idea of low income housing. It would take too much money, time, or effort to convert most churches.

  13. Comment on Sheryl Sandberg Asked Facebook Staff to Research George Soros in ~news

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    Facebook got caught with their hands in the cookie jar for the US, but this clearly isn't just happening in the US. You know Russia is pumping millions into social platforms and causing chaos....

    Facebook got caught with their hands in the cookie jar for the US, but this clearly isn't just happening in the US. You know Russia is pumping millions into social platforms and causing chaos.

    Reddit is involved with this shit as well or TD and everyone subscribed would have been banned long ago.

    10 votes
  14. Comment on GPs to prescribe very low calorie diets in hope of reversing diabetes in ~health

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    I mean it's men and women. Hell, my wife can't go to a mental health professional, she could lose her medical license and there is complete lack of support through insurance. The rest of your...

    I mean it's men and women. Hell, my wife can't go to a mental health professional, she could lose her medical license and there is complete lack of support through insurance.

    The rest of your comment I agree with. Mental health support in the US is extremely shitty and why we will not solve the obesity issue until we include it.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on GPs to prescribe very low calorie diets in hope of reversing diabetes in ~health

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    That's the reality of it as well. It is far more complex than reducing calories. It also requires mental health support to help people change their lives to not be food focused.

    That's the reality of it as well. It is far more complex than reducing calories. It also requires mental health support to help people change their lives to not be food focused.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on GPs to prescribe very low calorie diets in hope of reversing diabetes in ~health

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    I mean diet and exercise have always helped reduce the impact. I don't think a low cal diet will reverse diabetes, but it will reduce A1C and keep blood sugars down day to day.

    I mean diet and exercise have always helped reduce the impact. I don't think a low cal diet will reverse diabetes, but it will reduce A1C and keep blood sugars down day to day.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on You Snooze, You Lose: Insurers Make The Old Adage Literally True (Propublica/NPR investigation into billing and privacy concerns for sleep apnea patients) in ~health

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    Insurance drives the treatment plans. Doctors have very little say in you are treated, unless you want to pay out of pocket.

    Insurance drives the treatment plans. Doctors have very little say in you are treated, unless you want to pay out of pocket.

  18. Comment on ‘Daredevil’ Canceled at Netflix After Three Seasons in ~tv

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    Agreed on all counts. Everyone trying to create their own streaming service, in an already saturated market, is going to end poorly. I really can't see adding Disney to my lineup for yet another...

    Agreed on all counts. Everyone trying to create their own streaming service, in an already saturated market, is going to end poorly.

    I really can't see adding Disney to my lineup for yet another $10/month.

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

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    I've been doing the older stuff this week. Pink Floyd, Dio, Metallica, Double, Devo, Iron Maiden, and a ton of 80s Weird Al.

    I've been doing the older stuff this week. Pink Floyd, Dio, Metallica, Double, Devo, Iron Maiden, and a ton of 80s Weird Al.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Bowel movement: the push to change the way you poo in ~health

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    You know, I got one as a gag gift and it honestly made me take longer and I was pretty uncomfortable using it. I guess I'm not the target audience.

    You know, I got one as a gag gift and it honestly made me take longer and I was pretty uncomfortable using it. I guess I'm not the target audience.

    2 votes