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  1. Comment on What are the best games you've played so far this year? in ~games

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    It's so good! Makes me happy every time I see someone mention playing and enjoying it. (It might be one of my favorite games ever.)

    It's so good! Makes me happy every time I see someone mention playing and enjoying it. (It might be one of my favorite games ever.)

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

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    I tend to skip around a fair bit, but some of the games I'm currently playing include: Star Wars Episode 1 Racer on Switch - I played this as a kid and I'm loving it. Maybe this time I'll be able...

    I tend to skip around a fair bit, but some of the games I'm currently playing include:

    • Star Wars Episode 1 Racer on Switch - I played this as a kid and I'm loving it. Maybe this time I'll be able to finish it? We'll see~
    • A Short Hike from the Giant Itch.io Bundle of Doom - I love exploring, so I'm taking my time. I'm surprised how big the world feels. I did have to turn of the pixelation feature; not sure why, it just felt odd. My partner is enjoying laughing at me as I repeatedly bonk people with my shovel because I get the buttons confused.
    • Animal Crossing - I recently, finally got a Switch, and this was the first game I played. It's so fun! It's relaxing, too. The way it sort of caps your progression means it doesn't make me anxious about missing something (like Stardew Valley did).
    3 votes
  3. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of June 29 in ~health.coronavirus

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    The mayor doing so is particularly interesting because he'd previously been very against it, in favor of the classic conservative "personal responsibility" method. For the past few weeks he'd been...

    The mayor doing so is particularly interesting because he'd previously been very against it, in favor of the classic conservative "personal responsibility" method.

    For the past few weeks he'd been pointing to the positive percentage as proof that nothing was changing, but it appears he was using an average percentage over the entire pandemic, rather than daily positive percentages or a running average. I guess the recent spike in cases has been drastic enough to even increase the overall average.

    10 votes
  4. Comment on I think I'm done with Amazon. Recommend me some alternative storefronts in ~misc

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    One resource I've been using to buy from Amazon less is Amazon Alternatives, which is separated by category. It helped remind me of some places other folks have mentioned, such as Better World Books.

    One resource I've been using to buy from Amazon less is Amazon Alternatives, which is separated by category. It helped remind me of some places other folks have mentioned, such as Better World Books.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Looking for a domain name registrar and a hosting provider for Intergrid in ~tech

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    Seconding Namecheap - I think the have a big sale on Black Friday, too. FYI.

    Seconding Namecheap - I think the have a big sale on Black Friday, too. FYI.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What Breath Of The Wild is like for someone who doesn't play games in ~games

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    I thought the little factoid that she prefers inverted camera was interesting - I mostly play PC games where the camera is controlled by your mouse, and when I first started playing Breath of the...

    I thought the little factoid that she prefers inverted camera was interesting - I mostly play PC games where the camera is controlled by your mouse, and when I first started playing Breath of the Wild I couldn't figure out why it felt so wonky. Until my partner suggested inverting the camera.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Buttigieg surges ahead of Democratic rivals in Iowa: poll in ~news

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    Castro recently came out with an amazing disability platform, and it seems like he's actually centering marginalized communities in his policies and getting input from the people who are affected....

    Castro recently came out with an amazing disability platform, and it seems like he's actually centering marginalized communities in his policies and getting input from the people who are affected. I'm really disappointed he didn't make the next debate, and I at least partially blame the media for not covering him much.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Rumor of Half-Life: Alyx VR in ~games

  9. Comment on Moderate Republicans can save America in ~news

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    Yeah, those articles make me furious and so sad. His poor wife. Deported from the country where she'd lived for nearly 20 years, separated from her young son, unable to see her son while he...

    Yeah, those articles make me furious and so sad. His poor wife. Deported from the country where she'd lived for nearly 20 years, separated from her young son, unable to see her son while he underwent cancer treatment, and yet her husband still isn't sure if he made the wrong choice.

    10 votes
  10. Comment on Moderate Republicans can save America in ~news

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    I know the statistic is about parental approval, and thus a proxy for how the two groups feel towards each other... But I don't really see a problem with this. Of course my parents would rather I...

    I know the statistic is about parental approval, and thus a proxy for how the two groups feel towards each other...

    But I don't really see a problem with this. Of course my parents would rather I not marry someone who is likely to be anti-abortion (I don't want to be pregnant ever), anti-immigration (we're immigrants), and against universal healthcare and disability rights (I'm chronically ill, disabled, and can only work part time). They care about me and don't want me to end up with someone who votes for policies that would hurt me. (Not to mention the strife that would exist between me and a hypothetical Republican partner with other issues that don't directly affect me.)

    11 votes
  11. Comment on How scientists got climate change so wrong in ~enviro

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    Perhaps I should work on moving away from the coast (and hurricanes) sooner than I was planning...

    Perhaps I should work on moving away from the coast (and hurricanes) sooner than I was planning...

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Massive white supremacist message board leak: How to access and interpret the data in ~tech

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    The fourth amendment applies to searches by law enforcement/the government, right? Not actions of individuals. So this might be illegal in other ways, but I don't see what the Constitution had to...

    The fourth amendment applies to searches by law enforcement/the government, right? Not actions of individuals. So this might be illegal in other ways, but I don't see what the Constitution had to do with it. Or am I misunderstanding something?

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

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    I am very amused to learn there are multiple ways to die in the hotel room. :D

    I am very amused to learn there are multiple ways to die in the hotel room. :D

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

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    So glad to see more folks talking about this game! I also played it with my partner, which I talked about in a previous thread. It's one of my favorite games ever, I think.

    So glad to see more folks talking about this game! I also played it with my partner, which I talked about in a previous thread.

    It's one of my favorite games ever, I think.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on What are people’s thoughts on Edward Snowden? in ~talk

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    From what I read, it sounded like he was siding with the father. Based on the facts of the custody case that seems transphobic to me. @monarda is free to look into it (or not) and decide for...

    From what I read, it sounded like he was siding with the father. Based on the facts of the custody case that seems transphobic to me.

    @monarda is free to look into it (or not) and decide for themselves. I was only offering a possible reason they may have heard bad things about him.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What are people’s thoughts on Edward Snowden? in ~talk

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    I'd never heard of him before today, but I just came across his name on Twitter in a discussion about a trans girl who was the center of a custody battle. It sounds like he's transphobic.

    I'd never heard of him before today, but I just came across his name on Twitter in a discussion about a trans girl who was the center of a custody battle. It sounds like he's transphobic.

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

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    I've started playing Disco Elysium with my partner. It's very bizarre and fun. Not a major spoiler, but in our first attempt we managed to die in the hotel room before we'd saved and had to start...

    I've started playing Disco Elysium with my partner. It's very bizarre and fun.

    Not a major spoiler, but in our first attempt we managed to die in the hotel room before we'd saved and had to start over. That was very amusing. We have also leveled up by taking toilet paper off our clipboard, and by asking someone to explain something to us as if we are a child. It was also very thrilling to discover that we make more money from collecting bottles now that we are a Hobocop. We have so far declined to be the "sorry" copotype.
    6 votes
  18. Comment on What the health care debate still gets wrong in ~finance

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    The disability/chronic illness community has been pushing back against this idea for a long time. If you approach lowering costs with the assumption that people are getting "too much healthcare,"...

    The disability/chronic illness community has been pushing back against this idea for a long time. If you approach lowering costs with the assumption that people are getting "too much healthcare," disabled and chronically ill people will be denied medically necessary tests and treatment in the name of cutting costs. Prior authorization, drug formularies, step programs - these methods all deny things that doctors think their patients need. And it happens both with private insurance and Medicaid/Medicare.

    There's so much wasted time and resources in the current system. I have yearly MRIs for a genetic predisposition to breast cancer that will obviously never change. And yet every year I have to go through the prior authorization steps, which my insurance contracts out to another company. When I get approved, it's only valid for 30 days - if I'm unable to get my MRI in that time span, I have to get it approved again. Breast MRIs have to be done at a certain point in your period (if you menstruate) to decrease false positives, and when your cycle isn't regular it's very easy for approval to expire before the proper time.

    I'm still at high risk for breast cancer after 31 days - why is there even a time limit at all? Why do I have to ask each year for permission to monitor for breast cancer, when my family's medical history and my literal DNA aren't going to change?

    I also recently met my out-of-pocket maximum for my subsidized plan, but I had to keep paying for an MRI and doctor appointments. Why? Because the system hasn't updated. I'll just have to wait to see if I get a refund, or follow up with my providers in a month or two if I don't. More phone calls, more people wasting their time patching holes in a broken system.

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

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    I got to play Breath of the Wild for the first time last week, which was exciting. I promptly annoyed the hell out of my partner by climbing up a cliff in the opposite direction of main quest (I...

    I got to play Breath of the Wild for the first time last week, which was exciting. I promptly annoyed the hell out of my partner by climbing up a cliff in the opposite direction of main quest (I exaggerate), but I got my paraglider eventually. I also died enough times to notice that the red X on your map says "RIP" when you hover over it.

    I really enjoyed the atmosphere and what little of the environment I got to see. It's so pretty and evocative.

    6 votes
  20. Comment on The rise of the electric scooter in ~tech

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    Over of the major issues with them littering sidewalks is that some people can't see them to walk around, which is dangerous, while wheelchair users often don't have enough room to navigate around...

    Over of the major issues with them littering sidewalks is that some people can't see them to walk around, which is dangerous, while wheelchair users often don't have enough room to navigate around them.

    5 votes