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  1. Comment on What are the best, most interesting TV shows from outside the US? in ~tv

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    I would recommend the British show Years and Years. It takes place in the near future following a family and could maybe be characterized as Black Mirror light. It really got under my skin because...

    I would recommend the British show Years and Years. It takes place in the near future following a family and could maybe be characterized as Black Mirror light. It really got under my skin because it feels like a realistic future scenario for our world. It's pretty depressing but then again that's why it's so great. Plus it's just becoming more and more relevant because of Emma Thomson's role as a ruthless business woman turned politician.

    Also the Swedish/Danish crime saga "Broen" is well worth a shot. It's made by the same guy who is behind "Marcella" that's on Netflix right now and that's also great.

  2. Comment on Replacing (potentially) insensitive terminology in programming in ~comp

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    This is a great point. Furthermore to discuss this seriously really takes your critical thinking skills to the max and these skills simply don't exist in the general social media public or at...

    It also "wastes" discourse, I guess? Imo people have a finite amount of "give a shit" they can have, and this brings a whole bunch of drama while not accomplishing anything. There's a whole host of reasons CS and STEM in general are culturally unfriendly to PoCs, but having the default "master" thread be called "master" is not it.

    This is a great point. Furthermore to discuss this seriously really takes your critical thinking skills to the max and these skills simply don't exist in the general social media public or at least it's quickly drowned out. This whole topic is surprisingly interesting if you get past the expected initial reactions but I fear that we never will for the most part so maybe we should focus on changing more important things and discussing these type of subjects here and places where it's possible without the noise.

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  3. Comment on Fox News runs digitally altered images in coverage of Seattleā€™s protests, Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in ~news

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    Haven't ABC, CNN and the likes done similar things?

    Haven't ABC, CNN and the likes done similar things?

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  4. Comment on Forrest Fenn confirms his treasure has been found in ~life

  5. Comment on Problems with paywalls in ~tech

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    It's pretty simple for me on this site. Paywall = no participation.

    It's pretty simple for me on this site. Paywall = no participation.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on If Zoom is wrong, so is Apple in ~tech

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    I agree and I think that complaining would die down really fast so nothing's really lost.

    I agree and I think that complaining would die down really fast so nothing's really lost.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on If Zoom is wrong, so is Apple in ~tech

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    Well, that's handy but doesn't seem like at good way to store information anyways in the long run.

    Well, that's handy but doesn't seem like at good way to store information anyways in the long run.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on If Zoom is wrong, so is Apple in ~tech

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    It just seems like if we didn't have that opportunity or lost it we'll find another way to store and retrieve information fairly easy. I had all the texts between me and my wife from the day we...

    It just seems like if we didn't have that opportunity or lost it we'll find another way to store and retrieve information fairly easy. I had all the texts between me and my wife from the day we met but lost it a long the way and while I was sad when it happened it doesn't really affect me now when I think about it. I think we like the idea but in reality we wouldn't miss it that much.

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  9. Comment on If Zoom is wrong, so is Apple in ~tech

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    I'm curios to how many people would actually use the ability to read back 10 years of messaging. I get the sentiment and understand it but I wonder how important it really is in reality. Of course...

    I'm curios to how many people would actually use the ability to read back 10 years of messaging. I get the sentiment and understand it but I wonder how important it really is in reality. Of course suddenly losing a loved one would mean that their messages would be more important and maybe play a part in a grieving process and other similar situations could be argued but I think that in our day an age with the amount of information thrown at us it might not be the worst idea to reboot your life once in while.

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  10. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 4 in ~news

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    That was great and depressing as hell.

    That was great and depressing as hell.

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

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    God dammit this is just what I'm looking for! This sound exactly. Close to newer Pennywise which I love. Well produced pop punk with good melodies and lots of harmonies. If you know more bands...

    God dammit this is just what I'm looking for! This sound exactly. Close to newer Pennywise which I love. Well produced pop punk with good melodies and lots of harmonies. If you know more bands that fits this description please let me know.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Recommend me a movie that _________ in ~movies

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    The score (not the soundtrack) for Armageddon is actually really good and fits your description. If you can get past the usual hangups surrounding the movie the feeling and underlying theme is...

    The score (not the soundtrack) for Armageddon is actually really good and fits your description. If you can get past the usual hangups surrounding the movie the feeling and underlying theme is really powerful and emotional.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Finland has demonstrated that it is possible to reduce the number of smokers without seeing a surge in e-cigarette users in ~health

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    Haha, I love this. It is probably the safest way but it's bad in many many other ways and to not mention it seems wrong.

    Not that that's a bad thing

    Haha, I love this. It is probably the safest way but it's bad in many many other ways and to not mention it seems wrong.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on John Krasinski's 'Some Good News' sells to ViacomCBS following massive bidding war in ~news

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    I completely agree and hope people boycott this shit on principle now.

    I completely agree and hope people boycott this shit on principle now.

    10 votes
  15. Comment on Recommend me a book that _________. in ~books

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    Wanderers by Chuck Wendig. Not exactly horror but I get a strong Steven King vibe from this opus. I haven't finished it yet so maybe the ending is amazing too ;)

    Wanderers by Chuck Wendig. Not exactly horror but I get a strong Steven King vibe from this opus. I haven't finished it yet so maybe the ending is amazing too ;)

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

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    That a good recommendation! I'll look into that. I must admit I didn't think the console itself mattered so much because I thought most games were developed to PC, PS and Xbox anyway but that...

    That a good recommendation! I'll look into that. I must admit I didn't think the console itself mattered so much because I thought most games were developed to PC, PS and Xbox anyway but that might be naive to think that.

  17. Comment on Guy Fieri is the last unproblematic food person in ~food

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    I don't really know who he is but this is so weirdly accurate

    A Hot Wheels car come to life

    I don't really know who he is but this is so weirdly accurate

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

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    This has been bugging me for a while. So I've dug up my old 360 from the basement because I wanted to play with my 6 yo to get him away from those shit iPad games. Now, I have never been and so...

    This has been bugging me for a while. So I've dug up my old 360 from the basement because I wanted to play with my 6 yo to get him away from those shit iPad games. Now, I have never been and so much of an active gamer more like a watcher and reader of games. I grew up with my C64 and early PC and loved games like Sensible Soccer, Arkanoid, Prince of Persia, Pinball Fantasy, Logical, Sim City and Doom I + II. I've since found that I have a really difficult time getting involved in a game and since almost all popular games nowadays have so more much around the actual gameplay I lose interest almost instantly. I have tried Doom 3 several times and it's just too scary (and I love horror) and it took me around 30 minutes to finally shoot my gun for the first time and I completely lost interest. These FPS games are just too complicated and fast for me. I have Gears of War that was OK but Assassins Creed 3 I gave up on because it was just boring. I like Burnout 3 a lot but I can't save games because of some bug so I have to start all over every time and it gets annoying. Tony Hawks game is kinda meh too and Colin McRae is too difficult. Luckily my son LOVES The Simpsons Hit and Run so we play that a lot. He mostly enjoys to just drive and run around exploring things (never mind the missions - I think it stresses him) and I can totally relate. Also it's quite funny to hear him talk about the characters not knowing anything about The Simpsons.

    Games that I like but don't have are Peggle and Trials (!) and I like the smaller weird games that's playable from the get go. Driving games I think I like because they're usually pretty easy to into. I've been eying City Skylines but it just seem so immense. I lost interest in the Sim City genre after Sim City 2000.

    The funny thing is that I have always been deeply fascinated by the open world concept and the thought of just exploring but when it comes down to actually playing it's just so overwhelming and I give up. Maybe it's because back when I started the opens worlds were actually quite limiting and that soothed me unconsciously I don't know. Can anyone relate to this? It's like I love the worlds and fantastic things games can offer now but I I have a hard time actually playing them.

    This comment is a bit all over the place and I apologize but it's frustrating. What I'm getting at is can anyone recommend some games for the 360 that might be fit for me (and my son)? I would love to give him (and me) some amazing experiences through gaming and explore the vast amount of different games that exist now. I'm open to buying a new consol but until I know what I actually like playing it doesn't seem necessary right now.

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  19. Comment on Protesters, some armed, enter Michigan Capitol in rally against COVID-19 limits in ~news

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    Have you listened to what they have to say? It's all over the place. They have absolutely no clue what they are actually doing and just want to be against something or someone and be part of...

    This part is speculation on my part, but the real question is what is their actual intention when they bring their firearms to the state capitol? Is it a demonstration of their second amendment rights, which in no way are related to the state's pandemic response? Is it an act of intimidation on par with the same intimidation used by terrorists to push their ideological agenda? Or is it because they actually feel that their lives are being threatened?

    Have you listened to what they have to say? It's all over the place. They have absolutely no clue what they are actually doing and just want to be against something or someone and be part of something exiting. Trying to fit them in some ideological dispute because that's what "normal" protest are usually about is a waste of time. Even these comments we're making about this are a complete waste of time and playing right in to the agenda of the people behinds this.

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  20. Comment on Protesters, some armed, enter Michigan Capitol in rally against COVID-19 limits in ~news

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    Can someone give me a rough estimate of how many protesters (people) there have been around the US? I get the feeling that this is blown way out of proportion in media coverage but would love to...

    Can someone give me a rough estimate of how many protesters (people) there have been around the US? I get the feeling that this is blown way out of proportion in media coverage but would love to see some numbers to back it up.

    4 votes