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  1. Comment on I'm miserable in ~talk

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    I've been in your situation, and I've felt and done many of the same things. I lied about why my graduation was "delayed" and I've lied about my situation countless times. This past year I've been...

    I've been in your situation, and I've felt and done many of the same things. I lied about why my graduation was "delayed" and I've lied about my situation countless times.

    This past year I've been doing the same as you, eating junk food, eating a lot of McDonalds and drinking multiple times a week. I've thought about how I don't want to live life, not that I want to die, I just don't think I could handle a real life. I can't even imagine moving out or getting a job on my own. It's a foreign concept to me right now.

    I'm still not in a great situation so I can't give out any advice. But, I do hope you don't consider suicide for much longer. Odds are your situation can and will improve. You'll find other things that you like, renewed passions, you'll meet new people you like. As time goes on you might have more regrets, but other regrets will start to fade away like memories do. It's overwhelming, but I think you should hold on.

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  2. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Anyone looking forward to the Emmy's? I like predicting awards on Goldderby and I can't wait to see what I got right. For the big three I'm going with: Drama Series: The Crown Comedy Series: Ted...

    Anyone looking forward to the Emmy's? I like predicting awards on Goldderby and I can't wait to see what I got right.

    For the big three I'm going with:

    Drama Series: The Crown

    Comedy Series: Ted Lasso

    Limited Series: The Queen's Gambit

    1 vote
  3. Comment on C'mon C'mon | Official trailer in ~movies

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    They’ve released a lot of bad movies. I’ll list some of them: Life After Beth Hot Summer Nights Dark Places Slice Tusk The Adderall Diaries The Sea of Trees Woodshock How To Talk To Girls At Parties

    They’ve released a lot of bad movies. I’ll list some of them:

    Life After Beth

    Hot Summer Nights

    Dark Places

    Slice

    Tusk

    The Adderall Diaries

    The Sea of Trees

    Woodshock

    How To Talk To Girls At Parties

    2 votes
  4. Comment on TikTok overtakes YouTube for average watch time in US and UK in ~tech

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    My sister and one of my cousins are addicted to TikTok. They never had great attention spans, but TikTok has completely destroyed the little bit that they had. They will look at TikToks during a...

    My sister and one of my cousins are addicted to TikTok. They never had great attention spans, but TikTok has completely destroyed the little bit that they had. They will look at TikToks during a movie.

    I also have two other cousins who use TikTok, they're not addicted, but they do use it often. However, all of them have been influenced by the content of TikTok. They're all now talking about witches and really dumb shit. It's kind of unreal.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on What shortages have you noticed recently? in ~talk

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    I noticed there was a shortage of sparkling water a while back. Topo Chico specifically seemed to be empty for like three months.

    I noticed there was a shortage of sparkling water a while back. Topo Chico specifically seemed to be empty for like three months.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on How to scrub your online footprint? in ~tech

  7. Comment on Why Mad Max: Fury Road works in ~movies

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    FilmCritHulk has a Youtube Channel now? Didn't really ever expect that to happen.

    FilmCritHulk has a Youtube Channel now? Didn't really ever expect that to happen.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on OnlyFans will prohibit "content containing sexually-explicit conduct" (but still allow nudity) starting October 1, at the request of banking/payment providers in ~tech

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    For years prior. I remember seeing lists of premium snapchats back in 2016. I didn't see it advertised that often though. At least not to the extent that we got during this OnlyFans phase. Every...

    For months prior

    For years prior. I remember seeing lists of premium snapchats back in 2016. I didn't see it advertised that often though. At least not to the extent that we got during this OnlyFans phase. Every NSFW subreddit became an advertising ground for OnlyFans. So much so that subreddit moderators started implementing rules against blatant advertisements. So no it didn't start with OnlyFans, camgirl sites have existed since I was a literal child, but it exploded with OnlyFans and became a much more ubiquitous presence on the internet compared to three or four years ago.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on OnlyFans will prohibit "content containing sexually-explicit conduct" (but still allow nudity) starting October 1, at the request of banking/payment providers in ~tech

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    Anyone that has been seeing their ads on YouTube saw this coming. They've been advertising as a Patreon-like website, where you get to support artists you like. I know this is going to sound...

    Anyone that has been seeing their ads on YouTube saw this coming. They've been advertising as a Patreon-like website, where you get to support artists you like.

    I know this is going to sound terrible, but I'm glad it's gonna effectively shut down. The culture behind OnlyFans was getting incredibly annoying and was increasingly becoming creepy. I would see OF models telling young women to join, painting it as some beacon of sexual freedom where you also get to make hundreds of thousands of dollars. Almost like they're salespeople or something. (By the way, getting DMs from random twitter accounts advertising their OnlyFans was creepy as hell). The majority of the women on OF don't really make that much money. And there's a huge chance that whatever you post on there will get leaked. And whether it's right or not, there's a stigma that comes with that and there are consequences for having a bunch of naked images of you freely available on the internet.

    People are free to do what they want, but it always irked me when women were being told that this is some amazing opportunity, and guys were being told that this is "ethical porn." As if camgirl sites haven't existed for years with similar promises only for things to go to shit and suddenly sex trafficking becomes part of it.

    This means nothing. Premium Snapchats have existed prior to OnlyFans, and even if women want a different website, one will come up anyway. It's just the cycle of this type of thing.

    14 votes
  10. Comment on How to scrub your online footprint? in ~tech

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    This is great advice, thank you.

    This is great advice, thank you.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on How to scrub your online footprint? in ~tech

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    In fairness, Gunn hadn’t actually deleted any of those tweets. If he has deleted those tweets around the time he initially got hired by Marvel in 2012, I don’t think they would have found anything.

    In fairness, Gunn hadn’t actually deleted any of those tweets. If he has deleted those tweets around the time he initially got hired by Marvel in 2012, I don’t think they would have found anything.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on How to scrub your online footprint? in ~tech

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    Oh I understand that and I now don’t use my real name on anything. If someone wants dirt on me, however, I want it to be harder than just a google search away. You feel me?

    Oh I understand that and I now don’t use my real name on anything. If someone wants dirt on me, however, I want it to be harder than just a google search away. You feel me?

    1 vote
  13. Comment on How to scrub your online footprint? in ~tech

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    The problem is that I've found screenshots with my name and face on them. And I assume there's a lot more. I always just said "there's no reason why anyone would ever screenshot my stuff" and boy...

    The problem is that I've found screenshots with my name and face on them. And I assume there's a lot more. I always just said "there's no reason why anyone would ever screenshot my stuff" and boy was I wrong.

    What is interesting though is that none of my high school social media, which I deleted back in 2017, shows up. Not even a trace. I wonder if it's a time waiting thing.

    3 votes
  14. How to scrub your online footprint?

    I don't necessarily want to delete everything there is about me, but I want to significantly clean it. I've been deleting old accounts lately, I've seen some screenshots of my tweets on Reddit and...

    I don't necessarily want to delete everything there is about me, but I want to significantly clean it. I've been deleting old accounts lately, I've seen some screenshots of my tweets on Reddit and I've asked the authors to delete them. They've been kind enough to do it.

    But I feel like there's more that I need to do. I just realized that there are probably a lot of screenshots of YouTube comments and Tweets that I've put out there in the world with my name and face. It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't drastically increase my footprint last year during my time on Twitter.

    I'm not a techy person, I was thinking about asking or hiring some type of hacker or expert to help me. Because they could probably find more information about me than me.

    Can anyone help?

    17 votes
  15. Comment on Trials begin on lozenge that rebuilds tooth enamel in ~health

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    I'm assuming if this works and it's approved it's gonna be incredibly expensive.

    I'm assuming if this works and it's approved it's gonna be incredibly expensive.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Tildes Screenless Day Discussion Thread - August 2021 in ~life

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    I recently watched all of Hacks. There's a line that reminded me of this. The main character says something like "watching TV is basically reading now." And that really struck me as true, and it's...

    I recently watched all of Hacks. There's a line that reminded me of this. The main character says something like "watching TV is basically reading now." And that really struck me as true, and it's something similar to what I said back in early 2017. When I was addicted to Reddit, and trying to quit, watching an episode of a television show made me feel like I had accomplished something, as opposed to spending that hour scrolling through Reddit.

    It's interesting now how TV and Movies have sort of been re-contextualized because of the instant gratification you get from social media. Where watching a television show or a movie and actually paying attention requires much more mental effort than just scrolling through a bunch Tweets. So you can technically have a "screenless day" even if you just watch TV. You'd feel more accomplished.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Twitter and anti-intellectualism in ~humanities

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    So I watched the rest of the video expecting this: And I didn't get that at all. When I said I was getting flashbacks, I meant I was getting flashbacks to how embarrassing I used to be by spending...

    So I watched the rest of the video expecting this:

    The end of the video is an attempt to get the viewer to think about why you feel that way.

    And I didn't get that at all.

    When I said I was getting flashbacks, I meant I was getting flashbacks to how embarrassing I used to be by spending so much time on Twitter. And pontificating and philosophizing about dumb tweets, which this video does over the course of twenty minutes.

    This is a video made by an extremely online person, for extremely online people. Which is essentially what all of Breadtube is.

    Only about 10% of Twitter users are responsible for 80% of the content on Twitter. This is a video about a certain segment of left twitter, so it's talking about an unbelievably small minority of people who have way too much time on their hands. And Joel says it in his video that this is meaningless twitter drama, but if he really believed it was meaningless he wouldn't have made a twenty minute video about it. If this was about not eating meat anymore that should have been a separate video divorced from all the shoe0nhead talk.

    Don't get me wrong, you got out of it something positive. You're saying it made you think and made you read wikipedia articles, which is a start. If it makes you become vegetarian or vegan, then that's cool. I've known people that go vegetarian because of documentaries that they watch. But, if you don't have experience being on Twitter all the time, like you and me do, this video isn't offering much.

    We can pontificate and philosophize online interactions all day, but a simpler thing to do is to just log off.

    11 votes
  18. Comment on Twitter and anti-intellectualism in ~humanities

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    I only got around halfway through before the flashbacks to my extremely online self got too burdensome. This relies a lot on you caring about twitter discourse and caring specifically about these...

    I only got around halfway through before the flashbacks to my extremely online self got too burdensome.

    This relies a lot on you caring about twitter discourse and caring specifically about these personalities. I’ve known about shoeonhead since I was 15 and going through that anti-sjw YouTube phase. And I only recently found out about big Joel when I was using twitter a lot last year.

    I can’t imagine normal people knowing/caring about any of these people or what they have to say about anything.

    9 votes