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  1. Comment on Simon plays The Witness in ~games

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    Wow, it's definitely the first time I've heard the criticism that the game's puzzles were too easy. I guess you would have just experienced the very start of the learning curve though.

    Wow, it's definitely the first time I've heard the criticism that the game's puzzles were too easy. I guess you would have just experienced the very start of the learning curve though.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Simon plays The Witness in ~games

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    Spoiler He finally noticed the river from on top of the mountain!! 😄 He has made remarkably fast progress on the first layer of the game... yet in watching him sprint from area to area, I am...
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    He finally noticed the river from on top of the mountain!! 😄

    He has made remarkably fast progress on the first layer of the game... yet in watching him sprint from area to area, I am reminded of how so many of us hustle and bustle everyday without stopping to smell the roses. I am watching every episode hoping that he has a moment that really makes him want to.

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  3. Comment on Simon plays The Witness in ~games

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    I would love to hear some more detail about your experience watching this.

    I would love to hear some more detail about your experience watching this.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Simon plays The Witness in ~games

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    With every video, I'm jealous, in awe, and sincerely chuffed all at the same time. So far it's been the perfect way to re-experience this masterpiece. I doubt very many others would have kept me...

    With every video, I'm jealous, in awe, and sincerely chuffed all at the same time. So far it's been the perfect way to re-experience this masterpiece. I doubt very many others would have kept me as interested.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Simon plays The Witness in ~games

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    I could not stop laughing when he did it again in part three. He did say his observational skills weren't the best, but it was most definitely staring him in the face, lol.

    I could not stop laughing when he did it again in part three. He did say his observational skills weren't the best, but it was most definitely staring him in the face, lol.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Simon plays The Witness in ~games

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    This has been so good to watch. Beyond the sheer wholesomeness of Simon's demeanor, it's been really amazing to see him fly through the puzzles, yet generally ignore everything else lol. I...

    This has been so good to watch. Beyond the sheer wholesomeness of Simon's demeanor, it's been really amazing to see him fly through the puzzles, yet generally ignore everything else lol. I remember Jonathan Blow mentioning the challenge that the game necessarily face would be to go up against the expectations of most gamers, in terms of them often looking for rewards for completing puzzles. Then here we have someone who has so far only focused on getting to the next puzzle and more or less dismissed the stuff in between, the audiologs, and the video clips. Now that he has discovered the thing, I wonder if/how he will reassess his experience.

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  7. Comment on Twitter starts to require login to view tweets in ~tech

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    I quite like Newpipe but it has been giving me some trouble lately. I find it routinely doesn't load comments nowadays, and it doesn't handle restricted videos well at all, simply showing a video...

    I quite like Newpipe but it has been giving me some trouble lately. I find it routinely doesn't load comments nowadays, and it doesn't handle restricted videos well at all, simply showing a video not found error.

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  9. Comment on What's the cheapest food that makes you really happy? in ~talk

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    AFAIK, tacos wouldn't be considered fast food unless they're from such a chain, like Taco Bell. To me, the whole point of fast food is the systematization. It's geared toward mass...

    AFAIK, tacos wouldn't be considered fast food unless they're from such a chain, like Taco Bell. To me, the whole point of fast food is the systematization. It's geared toward mass production/consumption and (ostensibly) quick service, but also comes with an implicit compromise on quality. Street food/vendors shouldn't be included there, IMO. "Fast casual" is the middle-ground between fast food and sit-down restaurants that has grown quite popular in the past 15 years, with street food or adjacent concepts in some notable cases.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on What's the cheapest food that makes you really happy? in ~talk

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    This seems like a decidedly... anti-intellectual? approach to food, with a lot of assumptions to unpack. I wonder how much this mentality exists beyond the US, which doesn't really have the...

    This seems like a decidedly... anti-intellectual? approach to food, with a lot of assumptions to unpack. I wonder how much this mentality exists beyond the US, which doesn't really have the greatest relationship to its food anymore. There are way too many people who can't cook for themselves and haven't experienced much beyond the mass-produced, over-processed, cumulatively-toxic fare that is made primarily for profit and not for health.

    Even for fast food, if you want to do it really well you can use all sorts of craft and technique to make the perfect burger, or pizza, or French fries. That may make it not-so-fast food, but does that make it artsy fartsy? Or is it the five star setting? Or what, exactly?

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  11. Comment on Asian Americans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in ~tv

  12. Comment on What's the cheapest food that makes you really happy? in ~talk

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    When you say "a za'atar," what exactly do you mean? I had za'atar fries a few weeks ago as my introduction to the seasoning blend, quite tasty.

    When you say "a za'atar," what exactly do you mean? I had za'atar fries a few weeks ago as my introduction to the seasoning blend, quite tasty.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on What's the cheapest food that makes you really happy? in ~talk

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    Just FYI, you will incur the wrath of a thousand nonnas with that Parmigiano.

    Just FYI, you will incur the wrath of a thousand nonnas with that Parmigiano.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What's the cheapest food that makes you really happy? in ~talk

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    Just as I'm searching for a link to post about Trader Joe's caramel cheddar popcorn mix, I find out it's recently been discontinued!?! My congressman is definitely going to hear about this.

    Just as I'm searching for a link to post about Trader Joe's edible crack caramel cheddar popcorn mix, I find out it's recently been discontinued!?! My congressman is definitely going to hear about this.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on What's the cheapest food that makes you really happy? in ~talk

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    Nongshim's veggie ramyun is so good I've converted a few of my omnivorous friends. I also love Indomie's Mi Goreng noodles. Chili-flavor Top Ramen with some peanut butter and a squeeze of lime...

    For all my noodles I usually throw in some combination of appropriate veggies (bean sprouts, carrots, radish/daikon, corn, etc.), spring onions, and eggs.

    7 votes
  16. Comment on Asian Americans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in ~tv

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    While they're all successful in their own right, almost all are still arguably niche. My guess is the average American either hasn't heard of them or only knows them by face/character, not by...

    While they're all successful in their own right, almost all are still arguably niche. My guess is the average American either hasn't heard of them or only knows them by face/character, not by name. Lucy Liu's the likely exception, maybe along with Dev Patel.

  17. Comment on Asian Americans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in ~tv

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    Well, not so much racism on your part as much as the system that determines who and what gets exposure. Visibility and opportunities have improved a lot in even just the past 10 years.

    Well, not so much racism on your part as much as the system that determines who and what gets exposure. Visibility and opportunities have improved a lot in even just the past 10 years.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Asian Americans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in ~tv

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    If I essentially want Last Week Tonight without the snark, do I have any options?

    If I essentially want Last Week Tonight without the snark, do I have any options?

    6 votes
  19. Comment on Asian Americans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in ~tv

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    If you had taken said poll and were asked to name a famous Asian-American, who would you have gone for? Before watching the full video, a few names immediately came to mind (e.g. Ali Wong, Eddie...

    If you had taken said poll and were asked to name a famous Asian-American, who would you have gone for? Before watching the full video, a few names immediately came to mind (e.g. Ali Wong, Eddie Huang, Roy Choi), but I was still a little chagrined as they could arguably be considered niche. After a minute or so of trying to think of someone with real mainstream visibility, I came up with Aziz Ansari and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. I know I can name a number of other Asian-Americans, but who are the biggest/most obvious people I'm overlooking, especially in terms of those who claim AA identity? Even some of those in the collage at the end could be considered niche as well.

    (In my defense, I try my best not to pay much attention to mainstream US culture.)

    On another note, I really wish the diversity of the activism of the '60s and the collaboration between different groups during the Civil Rights movement were properly highlighted in US history. Every subsequent generation should have had the opportunity to use that as an entryway into learning the histories of their fellow Americans who don't look like them, the opportunity to understand that it's not their history but all our history. The country would be on a much different path by now.

    2 votes