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  1. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I've been sick since saturday, and I think it's covid. Pretty stressful but I've been quarantining so hopefully everything turns out ok!

    I've been sick since saturday, and I think it's covid. Pretty stressful but I've been quarantining so hopefully everything turns out ok!

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  2. Comment on Memes Are Our Generation's Protest Art in ~misc

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    meme mania is a natural outpouring. It's an inevitable result of the existence of culture.

    meme mania is a natural outpouring. It's an inevitable result of the existence of culture.

  3. Comment on Sorry Apple, but the sweet smell of 6S is enough for me in ~tech

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    I'm typing this on a 6S right now. It's been good for years and I've never had any problems or desired a newer model.

    I'm typing this on a 6S right now. It's been good for years and I've never had any problems or desired a newer model.

  4. Comment on Reddit's replacement for Gold (with "Reddit Premium" and "Coins") has now rolled out in ~tech

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    This seems like an indication that Reddit is looking for a more consistent method of profit. I'm interested in what this change in business model could have been caused by.

    This seems like an indication that Reddit is looking for a more consistent method of profit. I'm interested in what this change in business model could have been caused by.

  5. Comment on The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in ~books

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    I watched this TED talk last year. I must say, I thought it was a very interesting take.

    I watched this TED talk last year. I must say, I thought it was a very interesting take.

  6. Comment on What games have you have recently completed? in ~games

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    If you want an RPG, I would suggest Mount and Blade. It has practically infinite replay ability. Also, not strictly an RPG, but you could try Rimworld, an incredibly fun sci-fi base building game,...

    If you want an RPG, I would suggest Mount and Blade. It has practically infinite replay ability. Also, not strictly an RPG, but you could try Rimworld, an incredibly fun sci-fi base building game, that runs very well on macs.

  7. Comment on Is anyone interested in a discussion thread for Bojack Horseman season 5 once it's released? in ~tv

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    Interesting perspective. I for one forgot that it's a total season release. Definitely don't want any spoilers here!

    Interesting perspective. I for one forgot that it's a total season release. Definitely don't want any spoilers here!

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  8. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    Capitalism is fundamentally opposed to helping other people. It's not necessarily malicious, but the base goal of a successful capitalist is to take money from other people and give it to...

    Capitalism is fundamentally opposed to helping other people. It's not necessarily malicious, but the base goal of a successful capitalist is to take money from other people and give it to yourself. Some may argue against this; they'll say that it's possible to create value from nothing, or succeed without impairing others. I disagree. There isn't an infinite amount of value in the world, it is limited and distributed amongst us. Otherwise, couldn't we all live in mansions and own yachts? For every successful and wealthy person, there are two or three, or even more, poverty stricken people whose shoulders the wealthy one is standing upon.

  9. Comment on Fascist activists have spent the last year trying to win over police in ~misc

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    IMO, it seems that police forces are often the root of fascist movements and that most modern police forces are inherently fascist, perhaps more so than the protesters they're defending.

    IMO, it seems that police forces are often the root of fascist movements and that most modern police forces are inherently fascist, perhaps more so than the protesters they're defending.

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  10. Comment on What are some criminally overlooked mobile games? in ~games

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    Yup! It can be pretty stressful, though the difficulty scales and it takes a while. It doesn't really take much strategy and planning (the sites for the walls, archers, etc are already there, you...

    Yup! It can be pretty stressful, though the difficulty scales and it takes a while. It doesn't really take much strategy and planning (the sites for the walls, archers, etc are already there, you just decide when to build them,) though it's still very engaging. And I agree, it's a really terrific looking game. If you're playing on PC, you can get a refund if you don't like it as long as you don't play for more than two hours. I would certainly say that you should try it, though you're obviously going to be a better judge of that than me.

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  11. Comment on What are some criminally overlooked mobile games? in ~games

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    For this game, I think it's definitely worth it. And if the games are exactly the same, like this, I'm fine with the price.

    For this game, I think it's definitely worth it. And if the games are exactly the same, like this, I'm fine with the price.

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  12. Comment on What are some criminally overlooked mobile games? in ~games

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    There's a game I really enjoyed on PC that recently got a mobile port. The game is called Kingdom; it's a side scroller that has some "base defense" aspects, but done in a really interesting way....

    There's a game I really enjoyed on PC that recently got a mobile port. The game is called Kingdom; it's a side scroller that has some "base defense" aspects, but done in a really interesting way. It's a little expensive (the same price on mobile as PC, about $10) but it's certainly worth it in my opinion.

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  13. Comment on Reddit's bot ecosystem - Any good lessons for features on Tildes? in ~tildes

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    I mean, Deimos helped to design some of the most important bot features of Reddit, right? I would assume he'd be a pretty good person to ask, considering.

    I mean, Deimos helped to design some of the most important bot features of Reddit, right? I would assume he'd be a pretty good person to ask, considering.

    8 votes
  14. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

  15. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Thanks for the playlist! I kind of like Vaporwave too but I've been having trouble introducing myself to it.

    Thanks for the playlist! I kind of like Vaporwave too but I've been having trouble introducing myself to it.

  16. Comment on What is a hobby that none of your friends understand? in ~hobbies

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    Thanks! I hope I can find an opportunity to try it out.

    Thanks! I hope I can find an opportunity to try it out.

  17. Comment on Casual gaming group? in ~games

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    I've been playing a lot of Starbound lately. I've always wanted to find a good group to play that. If anyone has Crusader Kings 2, it can be pretty fun in multiplayer. Also for anyone who likes...

    I've been playing a lot of Starbound lately. I've always wanted to find a good group to play that. If anyone has Crusader Kings 2, it can be pretty fun in multiplayer. Also for anyone who likes war sims, I play a decent amount of Day of Infamy and Foxhole.

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  18. Comment on What do you plan on knocking off of your to-do list this week? in ~life

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    I already sent a reply, but I'm not sure if it went through or not, so I'm replying again. The technique I'm going to try to learn may not be exactly what you're expecting, but it's still...

    I already sent a reply, but I'm not sure if it went through or not, so I'm replying again. The technique I'm going to try to learn may not be exactly what you're expecting, but it's still something you definitely may be interested.

    The memory technique is something of an ancient art that became considered a tad outdated and esoteric after the invention of the printing press, though certainly remains an incredibly useful skill.

    In what's called "the method of loci," a practitioner consistently and quickly can memorize phrases and numbers by translation them into visual images, then memorizing these images. This is important, as humans have a terrific visual memory.

    It essentially allows you to memorize any tidbit of information you might find useful (anywhere from phone numbers and address to poetry or even entire books,) which is certainly something anyone could benefit from! I hope you take the time to investigate further, as I'm particularly bad at abstract descriptions.

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  19. Comment on Casual gaming group? in ~games

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    I'd love to give it a try! Unfortunately, I don't play a lot of those games. Are there people who would be willing to play some other, but similar games?

    I'd love to give it a try! Unfortunately, I don't play a lot of those games. Are there people who would be willing to play some other, but similar games?

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  20. Comment on Inside the life of the world's first self-driving teen in ~tech

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    Personally, the advent of computerized and self driving cars frightens me a bit. To me, transportation and communication are the soul of modern civilization. Too much control of these is going to...

    Personally, the advent of computerized and self driving cars frightens me a bit. To me, transportation and communication are the soul of modern civilization. Too much control of these is going to major corporations. It may sounds crazy, but I'm really a bit frightened of a future where corporations and states can track wherever you go, or even drive you somewhere without your permission.

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