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  1. Comment on Switching from Win10 to something else: What are my options? in ~tech

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    Anybody have any experience with Win 8?

    Anybody have any experience with Win 8?

  2. Comment on Switching from Win10 to something else: What are my options? in ~tech

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    You use a lot of proprietary software that's pretty much available only for Windows and MacOS. You could try Windows 7 or Windows 8. You can run Linux using Wine but I don't know what your...

    You use a lot of proprietary software that's pretty much available only for Windows and MacOS. You could try Windows 7 or Windows 8. You can run Linux using Wine but I don't know what your experience is going to be like.

  3. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~news

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    Just in case anyone is interested, there's a conversations on ~talk here

    Just in case anyone is interested, there's a conversations on ~talk here

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  4. Comment on My country decided that animal sacrifice in the name of religion is constitutional. in ~talk

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    In case I say "I" where it would be impossible, so if I say I would fight back or anything similar. I mean us as a species not just me as a singular beings. I've gone back and edited my response a...

    In case I say "I" where it would be impossible, so if I say I would fight back or anything similar. I mean us as a species not just me as a singular beings. I've gone back and edited my response a couple times so some stuff may be a little weird sounding.

    This is actually something I visualized when writing the comment. I suppose our species would 100% fight for our own rights to the best of our ability, as I'm sure lab animals, mass farmed animals (not sure if that's the right term), and sacrificial animals fight to their best ability. Though I suppose the difference is that we would most likely know what is happening to us over the animals that are oblivious to our world.

    I suppose if I stick to the stance that I took, then my response would be two-fold.

    1. If the animals I listed above don't know what's happening to them in this grander scale (i.e. lab animals don't know they're lab animals). If a species was able to surpass us to the point where we're farmed, would we even notice? Or would their world be so far beyond ours and so much bigger than ours that we wouldn't be able to comprehend their decisions.
    2. If we were capable of arguing with them as you pose, I would say that our species would not let them do as they please with us. We would most likely fight back. History shows we're not above violence when it comes to most arguments. Whether we win or lose I suppose has been decided by the topic of the question. I suppose the new question is whether they have the ethical responsibility to care for us.

    Though personally I know I would like it if my species was properly treated, as I'm sure every species, if they were able to have the thought, would. And I appreciate the point about altruism. But is it this altruistic quality in us that is making the ethical decision that we should care about other species. If so can we properly say yes or no to the ethical question we are talking about without bringing in our "emotions". Should we be cold and calculated when talking about this, or is it ok to just say because it naturally feels wrong that it is wrong? I'll probably be thinking about this all day...

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  5. Comment on My country decided that animal sacrifice in the name of religion is constitutional. in ~talk

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    This is something I'm actually struggling with lately. Should humans care about other species? Is there any reason to help and care for other species if it doesn't impact us? It's less of if these...

    This is something I'm actually struggling with lately. Should humans care about other species? Is there any reason to help and care for other species if it doesn't impact us? It's less of if these animals that people are sacrificing or testing on have feelings, emotions, cognitive awareness, or the ability to feel pain, but more on shouldn't we care for our own species progress far above other species. Isn't the whole "survival of the fittest" thing in play over here? We as humans have evolved way past other species and it shouldn't be our responsibility to pick up the slack for other species?

    Sacrificing may be slightly different to what I had in mind in the above paragraph, but that may be my personal religious biases. But if those people believe that doing what they're doing is right, then why should a superior species' right to practice religion be bellow an animal's right to live.

    I personally don't sacrifice, mistreat, or actively try to harm animals. But I've been thinking about the moral implications of man vs animal. As a part of the human race should we be trying to hinder human progress in place of animal rights?

  6. Comment on Swift 5 Released in ~comp

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    Also @cadadr I suppose. True It's why I was asking whether he wanted to do something with those devices. Just trying to give him the heads up. I tried Swift for a short time on linux. Like I said,...

    Also @cadadr I suppose. True It's why I was asking whether he wanted to do something with those devices. Just trying to give him the heads up. I tried Swift for a short time on linux. Like I said, he can probably go into a different language and reap greater benefits, but if it's the syntax @IanS5 is attracted to like he said below, then there's no reason not to use it.

  7. Comment on Movie Monday Free Talk in ~movies

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    I just found an old usb that I lost with: Amadeus Casablanca Citizen Kane Dead Poets Society Gladiator Grave of Fireflies Se7en Vampyr Vertigo Which one should I watch ~movies?

    I just found an old usb that I lost with:

    • Amadeus
    • Casablanca
    • Citizen Kane
    • Dead Poets Society
    • Gladiator
    • Grave of Fireflies
    • Se7en
    • Vampyr
    • Vertigo

    Which one should I watch ~movies?

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  8. Comment on Swift 5 Released in ~comp

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    Then you can probably go into a different language and reap greater benefits. Because not only do you need an iPhone (or I suppose any Apple device) to test but you also need MacOS with XCode to...

    Then you can probably go into a different language and reap greater benefits. Because not only do you need an iPhone (or I suppose any Apple device) to test but you also need MacOS with XCode to even deploy anything. Any reason why you were attracted to Swift?

  9. Comment on Swift 5 Released in ~comp

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    Do you want to get into iOS I guess any sort of AppleOS development?

    Do you want to get into iOS I guess any sort of AppleOS development?

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

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    I haven't seen it but I'll definitely checked it out. And yeah, granted I only listened to their 1977 album but all the songs on the album (at least the ones I can remember) always had a solid groove.

    I haven't seen it but I'll definitely checked it out. And yeah, granted I only listened to their 1977 album but all the songs on the album (at least the ones I can remember) always had a solid groove.

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

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    [Talking Heads: 77] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7okvbwIg9M) was probably my most listened to album. It's obviously not new but I like the basslines on quite a few of the songs and as a...

    [Talking Heads: 77] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7okvbwIg9M) was probably my most listened to album. It's obviously not new but I like the basslines on quite a few of the songs and as a relatively new bass player I like to listen to albums that have some cool lines. I usually listen to one album on repeat for a while so the current flavor of the month is this one. If anyone is interested my top 3 tracks of the album they'd be (in no particular order):

    • Psycho Killer
    • New Feeling
    • Book I Read
    • Uh-Oh Love Comes to Town
    • Pulled Up

    Really like the constant driving beat Tina Weymouth lays down.

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  12. Comment on Recommend me some podcasts! in ~talk

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    On the topic of audio dramas. The ones that I've started listening to recently and liked are: Wolf 359 Ars Paradoxica Limetown

    On the topic of audio dramas. The ones that I've started listening to recently and liked are:

    • Wolf 359
    • Ars Paradoxica
    • Limetown
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  13. Comment on Finally, women have their own mediocre Marvel movie in ~movies

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    Yeah my bad, I meant I need to come up with an excuse for my friends who want to go see it. Nobody is forcing me to watch the films and I frequently don't. In general movie ticket prices here are...

    Yeah my bad, I meant I need to come up with an excuse for my friends who want to go see it. Nobody is forcing me to watch the films and I frequently don't. In general movie ticket prices here are really high so I tend not to watch a lot of any film in theaters. Like I said in an above reply, I'm ok with the logic behind producing this many super hero films. And I understand there's a huge mass appeal. I seem to be in a vocal minority right now, but many people are still enjoying these movies. Also I am enjoying some of them, primarily the ones I listed above. Hopefully I'm not coming off as too upset about the movies. They could come out with 50 every month and it wouldn't affect me too much other than wild bewilderment.

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  14. Comment on Finally, women have their own mediocre Marvel movie in ~movies

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    You're right. I think a few people might've taken my comment to be more upset than I actually am. I just don't watch movies that I don't want to see, I don't see a lot of movies in theaters in...

    You're right. I think a few people might've taken my comment to be more upset than I actually am. I just don't watch movies that I don't want to see, I don't see a lot of movies in theaters in general because of the high prices my city tends to have for tickets. I understand the need to make them. I was more just confirming his question about DC and agreeing with his statement about being burned out by the movies, like someone else said it's just the mediums overproducing to meet market demand. There's no doubt that the genre is just as popular as ever, if not even more so. And I'm not completely immune to the bug, I really enjoyed Into the Spiderverse, Polar, and I enjoyed the first couple episodes that I saw of Umbrella Academy.

  15. Comment on Finally, women have their own mediocre Marvel movie in ~movies

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    It's DC. This is the first female lead Marvel movie. I thought it was going to be Black Widow but whatever. Yeah I was a fan at the beginning but it feels like once a month I've got to come up...

    It's DC. This is the first female lead Marvel movie. I thought it was going to be Black Widow but whatever.

    to be honest I'm just waiting for this comic craze to be over.

    Yeah I was a fan at the beginning but it feels like once a month I've got to come up with an excuse to not pay $20 to see the same-ish plot with different characters.

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  16. Comment on Game of Thrones | Season 8 | Official Trailer (HBO) in ~tv

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    Let's be realistic. G.R.R Martin doesn't know what he wants.

    Let's be realistic. G.R.R Martin doesn't know what he wants.

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  17. Comment on In race to beat Netflix, studios give up billions in profits in ~tv

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    Yeah, I've got some complaints about some recent changes. And I think that we've gone past the peak of what Netflix would recommend. And don't particularly care for the giant banner ad-like...

    Yeah, I've got some complaints about some recent changes. And I think that we've gone past the peak of what Netflix would recommend. And don't particularly care for the giant banner ad-like trailer that they have for Netflix Originals on the home page. But overall I feel like if I'm using a different service I find myself comparing certain features or designs to something on Netflix.
    Just to be clear I'm not a Netflix shill or something. If anything I've been using Netflix less and less. Unfortunately with the vast amount of streaming services now, many tv shows and movies are locked behind other gates. Leading to me (and it seems like others too) opting to sail the high seas.
    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/d3q45v/bittorrent-usage-increases-netflix-streaming-sites
    One that I found funny, which may be anecdotal is that the time it takes for Netflix to ask if I'm still watching their show. I wonder if it's because they got better at detecting whether I'm watching something or if it's that the amount of time someone will spend watching something has increased.

  18. Comment on Summit cancelled as Israel and Poland row over Holocaust in ~news

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    Wow, I mean, if this was said to any country I can't imagine they would continue with the summit.

    Yisrael Katz, who was appointed acting Israeli foreign minister on Sunday, said Poles “suckle antisemitism with their mother’s milk” and accused all Polish people of harbouring “innate” antisemitism.

    Wow, I mean, if this was said to any country I can't imagine they would continue with the summit.

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  19. Comment on I just discovered Steam in ~games

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    hackmud looks really interesting, I'm going to look for it in the next steam sale.

    hackmud looks really interesting, I'm going to look for it in the next steam sale.

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  20. Comment on In race to beat Netflix, studios give up billions in profits in ~tv

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    Yeah big props to whomever works on Netflix's UI/UX team. Even a service as well established as hulu (imo) has at least a step down UI to Netflix. They've really got something going. It's other...

    Yeah, I mean even Amazon is years behind Netflix with their "UX doesn't matter" stance. I'd never get Prime to watch Videos because the experience is so bad.

    Yeah big props to whomever works on Netflix's UI/UX team. Even a service as well established as hulu (imo) has at least a step down UI to Netflix. They've really got something going.
    It's other things too, even though sometimes Netflix can goof the recommended section I find it years ahead of Amazon's. Not to mention the fact that 85% of Amazon's videos are buried deep in a weird "scroll through everything to find things" UI/UX design.

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