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  1. Comment on iPad recommendations in ~tech

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    Did you wind up getting an iPad, @moocow1452? If so, which model and what do you think of it?

    Did you wind up getting an iPad, @moocow1452? If so, which model and what do you think of it?

  2. Comment on Weekly megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - October 6 in ~news

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    Related: Ukraine’s New Offensive Is Fueled by Captured Russian Weapons (WSJ)

    there have been reports that Ukraine is no longer short of ammunition because of how much has been left behind by rapidly fleeing Russian troops

    Related:

    Ukraine’s New Offensive Is Fueled by Captured Russian Weapons (WSJ)

    Captured and abandoned Russian tanks, howitzers and fighting vehicles—quickly scrubbed of their Z tactical markers and repainted with Ukrainian crosses—are being turned against their former owners as Ukraine’s military advances in the eastern part of the country.

    Ukraine’s rapid breakthrough in the Kharkiv region a month ago ended up putting hundreds of pieces of Russian armor into Kyiv’s hands, military officials say, as the Russian army left behind its heavy weapons and warehouses of supplies in a disorganized retreat.

    Some Russian pieces of equipment were ready for immediate use, while others are being repaired to return to the front. Tanks, vehicles and guns too damaged to salvage are being cannibalized for spare parts. Crucially, Russia has also left behind large quantities of Soviet-standard artillery shells that had nearly run out in Ukraine.

    This haul is helping power Ukrainian forces as they retake parts of the eastern Donetsk region, including the town of Lyman, and push further east into nearby Luhansk. Kyiv has regained more than 4,000 square miles of land in the east over the past month, in addition to advances in the south.

    One Ukrainian battalion, the Carpathian Sich, seized 10 modern T-80 tanks and five 2S5 Giatsint 152-mm self-propelled howitzers after it entered the town of Izyum last month, said its deputy chief of staff, Ruslan Andriyko.

    “We’ve got so many trophies that we don’t even know what to do with them,” he said. “We started off as an infantry battalion, and now we are sort of becoming a mechanized battalion.”

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  3. Comment on The immoral design of Diablo Immortal in ~games.game_design

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    I assume the video timestamp was an accident again? I removed it, but let me know if it was intentional and I can add it back.

    I assume the video timestamp was an accident again? I removed it, but let me know if it was intentional and I can add it back.

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  4. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I use a VPN to the UK and watch it on Channel 4's website: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/taskmaster But if that's not an option and you're fine with pirating or illegally streaming, you can...

    I use a VPN to the UK and watch it on Channel 4's website:
    https://www.channel4.com/programmes/taskmaster

    But if that's not an option and you're fine with pirating or illegally streaming, you can check /r/panelshow every time a new episode comes out (E.g. Taskmaster S14E01). And if you click "load more comments" under the automod sticky there are always a bunch of torrent, direct download, and streaming links.

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  5. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Taskmaster s14 Yeah, I think this is the first series where I haven't recognized everyone too, even if it was only vaguely in some previous cases. But Dara O Briain and Sarah Millican are both...

    Taskmaster s14

    Yeah, I think this is the first series where I haven't recognized everyone too, even if it was only vaguely in some previous cases. But Dara O Briain and Sarah Millican are both panel show vets, and hilarious, so even if the rest turn out to be boring (which is highly unlikely) I know I'll still enjoy the series. And the first episode was great so that bodes well, since some of them take a while before the contestants start hitting their stride.

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  6. Comment on Fever Ray – What They Call Us (2022) in ~music

  7. Comment on Activist Sacheen Littlefeather, who declined Brando's Oscar on his behalf, dead at 75 in ~movies

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    This is incredibly sad to hear, but at least she was able to finally receive an apology from the Academy before she passed. I was originally planning to post the special presentation featuring the...

    This is incredibly sad to hear, but at least she was able to finally receive an apology from the Academy before she passed. I was originally planning to post the special presentation featuring the apology after it aired a few weeks ago, but I was worried there might not be enough interest by others here, so never did. I kinda regret that, but I figure it's worth sharing now since it's a fitting tribute. So here it is, for those who want to watch it:

    An Evening with Sacheen Littlefeather – September 17, 2022

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  8. Comment on Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice, & 150 years of gay vampires in ~books

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    cc: @Algernon_Asimov, since I suspect you will also find this interesting. BTW, I am still in the middle of Queen of the Damned. The reason it's taken me so long is due to the first half really...

    cc: @Algernon_Asimov, since I suspect you will also find this interesting. BTW, I am still in the middle of Queen of the Damned. The reason it's taken me so long is due to the first half really dragging on by focusing so much on Jessica and Daniel, who I couldn't care less about. I struggled to keep reading, but really wanted to know how it ended so kept plogging away, albeit at a rather slow pace. However, now that all the characters have finally made it to Maharet's, and Akasha has finally revealed her plan to Lestat, things are finally getting interesting again so my pace will probably quicken quite a bit.

  9. Comment on The Ice Bucket Challenge wasn't just for social media. It helped fund a new ALS drug. in ~health

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    Ah, dang. That's actually quite disappointing to hear that the drug unfortunately isn't all its cracked up to be in this article, and is also far more expensive than it probably should be. Thanks...

    Ah, dang. That's actually quite disappointing to hear that the drug unfortunately isn't all its cracked up to be in this article, and is also far more expensive than it probably should be. Thanks for sharing your knowledge about it regardless though. Also, sorry about your mom. :(

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  10. Comment on Cheap, easy, and not-too-unhealthy homemade snacks? in ~food

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    Seconding roasted chickpeas. I had them for the first time a few weeks ago coated in garam masala spices, and now I'm hooked on them. Soooo good!

    Seconding roasted chickpeas. I had them for the first time a few weeks ago coated in garam masala spices, and now I'm hooked on them. Soooo good!

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  11. Comment on Firefox for families: The TechTalk - Making awkward tech conversations with kids slightly less awkward in ~tech

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    I had never seen this before, but it popped up in my main tab after I updated my Firefox last night. There is nothing groundbreaking in it, but I thought it was interesting and worth sharing...

    I had never seen this before, but it popped up in my main tab after I updated my Firefox last night. There is nothing groundbreaking in it, but I thought it was interesting and worth sharing nonetheless.

    The ticker got a smirk out of me too:

    // Update // Recent graduate lists “completed TikTok challenges” on resume.

    // Breaking News // Mother sends long, heartfelt text. Daughter replies with “k”

    // Breaking News // Dad unknowingly laughs at and forwards meme of his own receding hairline.

    // Parental Alert // Michigan boy won’t shut up about becoming an influencer.

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  12. Comment on Forgotten archive of medieval books and manuscripts discovered in Romanian church in ~books

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    If you look at the photo the researchers posted of them cleaning the inside of the tower, it honestly does look like that might be the case given how much dust, dirt, and debris was up there. I...

    I guess no one actually went in there? Like, ever?

    If you look at the photo the researchers posted of them cleaning the inside of the tower, it honestly does look like that might be the case given how much dust, dirt, and debris was up there. I wouldn't be surprised if nobody had gone up there in the last few decades, at the least.

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  13. Comment on Forgotten archive of medieval books and manuscripts discovered in Romanian church in ~books

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    IKR, crazy isn't it? Apparently the church was built between 1437 and 1488, and so some of those books and manuscripts have probably been up there in that tower collecting dust for over five...

    IKR, crazy isn't it? Apparently the church was built between 1437 and 1488, and so some of those books and manuscripts have probably been up there in that tower collecting dust for over five hundred years now. And the fact that they still appear to be in reasonably good condition is even more of a miracle.

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  14. Comment on We played tag across Europe | Jet Lag: The Game in ~hobbies

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    Spoilers Damn, I thought Adam had it in the bag. That disguise was genius, but when he got cocky and took it off right when he needed it most I facepalmed hard. If he had kept it on, he might not...
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    Damn, I thought Adam had it in the bag. That disguise was genius, but when he got cocky and took it off right when he needed it most I facepalmed hard. If he had kept it on, he might not have gotten caught even when he was in the same corridor as the other two.

    Also, LOL at the surprise John Green cameo in the middle of Paris. :P

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