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  1. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Genshin Impact just released a new region. Like their monetization scheme or not, they're clearly putting a lot of the money back into the game, each region is better designed than the last. The...

    Genshin Impact just released a new region. Like their monetization scheme or not, they're clearly putting a lot of the money back into the game, each region is better designed than the last. The story this time around is a lot more interesting too.

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  2. Comment on Interlinear Books: Learn between the lines (Subtitled books) in ~books

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    This is the part of your argument that I think isn't quite right. I don't think a single native language word captures the literal meaning of a foreign language word in most cases, especially if...

    It teaches me the literal meaning of the actual words used, which will help when encountering them again later in other contexts.

    This is the part of your argument that I think isn't quite right. I don't think a single native language word captures the literal meaning of a foreign language word in most cases, especially if the languages are far apart.

    The common example in Japanese is 悔しい(kuyashii). The literal English translation is usually, frustrating, vexing, regrettable. But if I try to translate the definition given in my Japanese-Japanese dictionary, it's: The irritating regret felt when losing a match, failing, or being disgraced. That's a subset of what frustrating means in English, you can't say an itch that won't go away is 悔しい.

    That's why I feel like always relying on a translation doesn't give you a good sense of what things really mean.

  3. Comment on Interlinear Books: Learn between the lines (Subtitled books) in ~books

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    Is this a good way to learn? If you could learn a foreign language by seeing it side by side with a translation for long enough, wouldn't most people who have watched subtitled anime for 10+ years...

    Is this a good way to learn? If you could learn a foreign language by seeing it side by side with a translation for long enough, wouldn't most people who have watched subtitled anime for 10+ years know a lot of Japanese?

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  4. Comment on Thoughts on learning languages in ~humanities

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    That's funny, in the japanese learning community, the widely held opinion is that duolingo is fine for learning the kana, but bad for anything else.

    That's funny, in the japanese learning community, the widely held opinion is that duolingo is fine for learning the kana, but bad for anything else.

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  5. Comment on Language learning thread #1 - Share your progress, tips and questions in ~humanities

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    It's similar in Japanese, with the day of the week sometimes being shortened to the initial kanji. 木曜日-> 木, 木 on it's own is tree, so outside of the context of days it would not mean Thursday.

    It's similar in Japanese, with the day of the week sometimes being shortened to the initial kanji. 木曜日-> 木, 木 on it's own is tree, so outside of the context of days it would not mean Thursday.

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  6. Comment on Language learning thread #1 - Share your progress, tips and questions in ~humanities

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    I haven't found it to be very helpful for generally learning the language, but extremely helpful for learning UI terms. If you want to be able to explain to someone how to do something on a...

    I haven't found it to be very helpful for generally learning the language, but extremely helpful for learning UI terms. If you want to be able to explain to someone how to do something on a computer it's a must

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  7. Comment on Language learning thread #1 - Share your progress, tips and questions in ~humanities

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    I wouldn't recommend starting out with children's books or manga. Children's books use a lot of onomatopoeia which isn't very easy to remember and also isn't that helpful for other content. It...

    I wouldn't recommend starting out with children's books or manga. Children's books use a lot of onomatopoeia which isn't very easy to remember and also isn't that helpful for other content. It takes a lot of time to look up words you don't know from manga, and whatever you start with, you'll be doing that a lot, so it's a big concern.

    I'd recommend starting with an easy, slice of life anime with JP subtitles and a texthooker (instructions here). The anime I had the most success with at the beginning was Shoujo shuumatsu ryokou, most of it is just a dialogue between two characters and it's pretty easy to understand, while also being very interesting. Whatever native content you start with will be tough.

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  8. Comment on Language learning thread #1 - Share your progress, tips and questions in ~humanities

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    I'm studying Japanese, and I just hit 2000 kanji in my anki deck today! I'm pretty much just using the method at https://learnjapanese.moe. At this point my daily routine is to do my anki reviews,...

    I'm studying Japanese, and I just hit 2000 kanji in my anki deck today!

    I'm pretty much just using the method at https://learnjapanese.moe. At this point my daily routine is to do my anki reviews, and then read visual and light novels, looking up words and grammar that I don't know (the later is pretty rare), and making anki cards from it.

    When I started learning Japanese I thought I'd be watching more anime, but now I don't watch it as much as I used to. It's uncomfortable to pause and look up words, and I've found that difference in enjoyment between original Japanese version and translated version is much bigger for novels compared to anime, which does make sense.

    I practice output on Japanese message boards and chat rooms, but I hadn't really spoken at all until recently, when I found a Japanese person who wanted to play video games with me. Surprisingly they can understand me relatively well, but even I can hear how bad I sound, so I've started shadowing. I don't do it every day though.

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  9. Comment on The DevTerm R-01 is a RISC-V based "slabtop" computer in ~comp

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    The keycaps on the top one look just like something you'd see on massdrop today

    The keycaps on the top one look just like something you'd see on massdrop today

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  10. Comment on The DevTerm R-01 is a RISC-V based "slabtop" computer in ~comp

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    I have one with an ARM core, and it's cool but I haven't found too much use for it. The keyboard is not big enough to type on with ten fingers and the screen is only tall enough for a few lines of...

    I have one with an ARM core, and it's cool but I haven't found too much use for it. The keyboard is not big enough to type on with ten fingers and the screen is only tall enough for a few lines of code. One neat part is that you can switch out the 'core', so I'll probably get a RISC one to have an excuse to play with it more.

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  11. Comment on Funimation content moving to Crunchyroll in ~anime

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    I don't mind its UI, but vrv.co is an alternate, more modern looking way to access it

    I don't mind its UI, but vrv.co is an alternate, more modern looking way to access it

  12. Comment on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power | Teaser trailer in ~tv

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    I see more people mad about the lack of beard on the dwarf woman than people mad about race.

    I see more people mad about the lack of beard on the dwarf woman than people mad about race.

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  13. Comment on Life of Reddit Enhancement Suite in ~tech

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    Obviously it would be better if some developers felt compelled to start learning to maintain the project today, some people decided to port it to new reddit, some people felt like adding new...

    Obviously it would be better if some developers felt compelled to start learning to maintain the project today, some people decided to port it to new reddit, some people felt like adding new features, etc. It's sad that it has to be put in maintenance mode.

    That said, a lot of open source seems to be about scratching one's own itch. I still believe that there are users who know enough about rest apis and browser extensions and care just enough about their favorite features, so that the core will keep working for at least a few more years, even if every now and then it breaks for a few days.

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  14. Comment on Life of Reddit Enhancement Suite in ~tech

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    My hope is that people don't step up because everything works fine and they don't desire any more features, but if features that they use start breaking they'll be motivated to fix it.

    My hope is that people don't step up because everything works fine and they don't desire any more features, but if features that they use start breaking they'll be motivated to fix it.

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  15. Comment on Abuse and harassment on the blockchain in ~tech

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    I've always heard that blockchains are explicitly not private, and that's supposed to be an advantage; everybody can see who owns what. There are projects like monero that are more privacy focused.

    I've always heard that blockchains are explicitly not private, and that's supposed to be an advantage; everybody can see who owns what. There are projects like monero that are more privacy focused.

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  16. Comment on Kyle Rittenhouse, Project Veritas, and the inability to think in terms of principles in ~news

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    I don't think that you understand their point. The view that the people running the trial are pure evil and the view that the result of the trial is legally correct aren't contradictory.

    I don't think that you understand their point. The view that the people running the trial are pure evil and the view that the result of the trial is legally correct aren't contradictory.

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  17. Comment on Microsoft Edge’s new ‘buy now, pay later’ feature is the definition of bloatware in ~tech

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    It doesn't seem fundamentally different than Firefox's built in pocket integrations. I guess a finance extension is more predatory than a read later extension.

    It doesn't seem fundamentally different than Firefox's built in pocket integrations. I guess a finance extension is more predatory than a read later extension.

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  18. Comment on Element One - All of Matrix, WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram in one place in ~tech

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    All methods of secure communication require that you trust the other party. Even if the person you're talking to is using signal they can just give their phone to the cia and let them have a look

    All methods of secure communication require that you trust the other party. Even if the person you're talking to is using signal they can just give their phone to the cia and let them have a look

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  19. Comment on Can data die? Why one of the internet's oldest images lives on without its subject's consent in ~tech

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    Yeah it looked cool and it was nice that they could sync the graph with the text, but it wasn't comfortable to read at all.

    Yeah it looked cool and it was nice that they could sync the graph with the text, but it wasn't comfortable to read at all.

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  20. Comment on As of October 2021 what is in your opinion the best Reddit alternative and why? What are its best qualities? in ~tech

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    How do you use so many servers effectively? On reddit I was in more subreddits than that but they all showed up on my front page. I can't imagine looking through 100s of discord servers

    How do you use so many servers effectively? On reddit I was in more subreddits than that but they all showed up on my front page. I can't imagine looking through 100s of discord servers

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