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  1. Comment on Woody Allenโ€™s cancellation is a crime against culture in ~movies

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    Yup, and it happens quite often to victims of sexual harassment in the industry-- they get blackballed for speaking up against industry veterans who are sexual predators.

    Yup, and it happens quite often to victims of sexual harassment in the industry-- they get blackballed for speaking up against industry veterans who are sexual predators.

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  2. Comment on Woody Allenโ€™s cancellation is a crime against culture in ~movies

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    Agree. "Cancelling" isn't an attack on freedom of choice, it's an exercise of freedom of choice. If it comes down to it, I'd take a "cultural criminal" over a sexual predator any day. The article...

    Demanding the opposite is the same supposed coercive influence that opponents of "cancel culture" decry.

    Agree. "Cancelling" isn't an attack on freedom of choice, it's an exercise of freedom of choice.

    If it comes down to it, I'd take a "cultural criminal" over a sexual predator any day.

    The article makes it sound like we have such a scarcity of great artists, that we should just turn a blind eye to any bad behavior of theirs. But there are plenty of other great artists I can support who aren't sexual predators. In fact I feel we are probably missing out on a lot of people who could have been great artists, but got driven out of the industry because they got sexually harassed.

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  3. Comment on Vitamin D: the basics, Shannonโ€™s story, the evidence in ~health

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    Thanks for sharing! My last blood test (early Feb) showed I have low vitamin D. I was at 13 ng/ml, and the normal range is supposed to be 30-40 ng/ml. I'm trying sunlight first, and if it doesn't...

    Thanks for sharing!

    My last blood test (early Feb) showed I have low vitamin D. I was at 13 ng/ml, and the normal range is supposed to be 30-40 ng/ml. I'm trying sunlight first, and if it doesn't work, I'll take supplements. I'm using an app, dminder, to help me get enough sunlight for vitamin D while still avoiding sunburns. Its recommended sun exposure time is based on my exact location and skin type. It gives me an estimate of how much vitamin D IUs I get per sun session, and my current vitamin D blood level. After several weeks of consistently getting 2000-3000 IUs from the sun daily, it says I'm now at 27 ng/ml. I'm hoping to get that up to 40-50 ng/ml before my next blood test in a few months, and then I'll know if the app is accurate in its estimation.

    I was surprised that I have low vitamin D. I live in a sunny tropical country and walk to the gym regularly, I just assumed it would be enough. But I was walking at 4-5pm. Turns out you don't really get vitamin D from the sun at that time. I now walk around noontime, I can get about 3000 IUs in 10 mins, which is just about how long it takes to walk to and from the gym.

    Good to be aware re. vitamin D toxicity!

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  4. Comment on Book recommendations, specifically in ~books

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    I'll check them out, thank you!

    I'll check them out, thank you!

  5. Comment on Best foreign films and TV shows? in ~tv

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    Came here to recommend the Indian film RRR on Netflix, it blew me away! I feel it's best to go into it blind, don't even look up a synopsis or watch the trailer. Just set aside 3 hours and some...

    Came here to recommend the Indian film RRR on Netflix, it blew me away! I feel it's best to go into it blind, don't even look up a synopsis or watch the trailer. Just set aside 3 hours and some snacks, and enjoy the ride. It's epic action with spectacular fx and a lot of heart and grit. Enjoy!

    (When I first heard about it I was like, no way do I have enough patience to sit through a 3-hour film. But the pacing is really good and I felt like the 3 hours just flew by.)

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  6. Comment on Deciding whether to continue with chemotherapy and immunotherapy in ~health

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    I'm so sorry to hear about this. Have watched family members suffer from prolonged terminal illness and if they had chosen to be more comfortable for a few months rather than suffering for longer,...

    I'm so sorry to hear about this. Have watched family members suffer from prolonged terminal illness and if they had chosen to be more comfortable for a few months rather than suffering for longer, I would've totally understood and it would've been my choice for them as well if it were up to me. I hope you get to choose the best for yourself, wishing you and your loved ones well.

    13 votes
  7. Comment on What I did when my art got stolen (I got help from lawyers and posted on social media) in ~arts

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    This talk I did last year at a local museum just got posted on their youtube channel! Other artists often ask me about my experience, so I'm glad to finally have a recording of my thoughts on it....

    This talk I did last year at a local museum just got posted on their youtube channel! Other artists often ask me about my experience, so I'm glad to finally have a recording of my thoughts on it.

    My talk is at around 2:45 - 25:54, and the rest of the video is a lawyer's talk about fair use vs. infringement, followed by our Q&A session with the audience.

    I shared three experiences I had with infringement of my art. The first was a local case that was quickly resolved, the second was an international case that was difficult to resolve, and the third was an international case which I think was easy to resolve due to the success of the second case. The talk includes tips about assessing the viability of an infringement claim, posting publicly about infringement, and handling infringement that happens overseas. For context, I live in the Philippines and I've handled a few cases of infringement in the UK.

    Coincidentally, I experienced another case of infringement just a week after I did this talk, but thankfully resolved it quickly. (It was with the same design too!)

    I don't have much experience with public speaking and I'd also love feedback for how I can improve. I have stage fright and was really nervous preparing for this talk, so it was actually bit of a relief that the audience turnout was smaller than expected due to bad weather that day. ๐Ÿ˜…

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  8. Comment on Book recommendations, specifically in ~books

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    I think it's ok to start with any of Cordwainer Smith's work, he (unfortunately) only has a small body of work anyway so if you get into his writing you'll read through all his material pretty...

    I think it's ok to start with any of Cordwainer Smith's work, he (unfortunately) only has a small body of work anyway so if you get into his writing you'll read through all his material pretty quickly. I don't even remember which short story I started with, but my favorites are A Planet Named Shayol and The Game Of Rat And Dragon. I believe his most famous one is Scanners Live In Vain.

    Thanks for the recommendation I'll check out his work!

  9. Comment on German man deliberately receives 217 Covid vaccinations over twenty-nine months, with no adverse events or strong effect on immune system in ~science

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    We just followed our doctor's recommendation. The max she'd give us was 2 at a time (1 on each arm). Some vaccines had multiple doses that needed to be spread out with 1-2 months in between.

    We just followed our doctor's recommendation. The max she'd give us was 2 at a time (1 on each arm). Some vaccines had multiple doses that needed to be spread out with 1-2 months in between.

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  10. Comment on Netflixโ€™s Avatar: The Last Airbender has been renewed for two more seasons in ~tv

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    It might not live up to your expectations ๐Ÿ˜… this youtube review explains my feelings about it, and live-action adaptations in general. There's just a lot in 2D animation that's so hard to...

    It might not live up to your expectations ๐Ÿ˜… this youtube review explains my feelings about it, and live-action adaptations in general. There's just a lot in 2D animation that's so hard to translate to live action, I always end up wishing for the live action version to just tell a different story within the same world, so it'll be free to tell the story in a way that fits the strengths and limitations of the live action format. So for example I would have preferred a live action Avatar prequel.

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  11. Comment on Game Development Career Advice in ~comp

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    Yeah, $4.99 is a great price point! I kinda hate the .99 pricing trick but it totally works, and it works on me too even if I know about it ๐Ÿ˜‚ Licensing terms vary and are negotiable, but yeah it...

    Yeah, $4.99 is a great price point! I kinda hate the .99 pricing trick but it totally works, and it works on me too even if I know about it ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Licensing terms vary and are negotiable, but yeah it can be pretty much anything you and the other party agree on re:

    • whether or not the game is exclusive to their platform
    • how much they'll pay you, up front fee and/or royalties
    • whether and how you'll be credited
    • any changes to the game they may request, for ex. incorporating their API for ads, or editing content to be family-friendly
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  12. Comment on Game Development Career Advice in ~comp

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    Have you looked into articles like this? Popular Genres On Steam in 2022 It's from 2022 so you may want to look for more updated stats. Nice deep dive on game genres on Steam :) You can check...

    Have you looked into articles like this?

    Popular Genres On Steam in 2022

    It's from 2022 so you may want to look for more updated stats. Nice deep dive on game genres on Steam :) You can check which genres have the most sales and the least competition. There's probably info like this for mobile games as well.

    If you can find a type of game that you enjoy making + has a viable market, that'd be ideal!

    Personally I'm leaning towards small-to-medium sized games as I enjoy both making and playing them. I like the business model of sokpop collective, as a group of 4 devs they are able to release 1 small high-quality game per month, priced under $5.

    You could also look into licensing games to platforms like bigfishgames, I know a dev who's done really well doing this. I've licensed to another platform, coolmathgames.

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  13. Comment on On creation for creation's sake in ~talk

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    Thanks so much for the encouragement, fellow dev!! ๐Ÿ’“

    Thanks so much for the encouragement, fellow dev!! ๐Ÿ’“

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  14. Comment on On creation for creation's sake in ~talk

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    I agree with this! I'm a new gamedev, I'm just about a year into learning it. I highly recommend small game jams because they are low-stakes and you get a supportive community that gives you...

    I agree with this! I'm a new gamedev, I'm just about a year into learning it. I highly recommend small game jams because they are low-stakes and you get a supportive community that gives you advice during the process and then feedback on your finished game. It's really satisfying to release a game-- even a tiny one made over a couple days-- and have other people play it! I love making my own little worlds in games and then inviting people to experience them too :)

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  15. Comment on German man deliberately receives 217 Covid vaccinations over twenty-nine months, with no adverse events or strong effect on immune system in ~science

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    Wow, that's really extreme. My partner and I have been getting vaccinated almost every 1-2 months since November 2022 and I thought we were "hypervaccinated" ๐Ÿ˜‚ (We've just been completing all the...

    He ramped up his efforts in 2022, rolling up his sleeves for shots in both his right and left arms almost every day in January, for a total of 48 shots that month.

    Then he kept going: 34 shots in February and six more shots in March. Around this time, German Red Cross staff members in the city of Dresden became suspicious and issued a warning to other vaccination centers, encouraging them to call the police if they saw the man again

    Wow, that's really extreme. My partner and I have been getting vaccinated almost every 1-2 months since November 2022 and I thought we were "hypervaccinated" ๐Ÿ˜‚ (We've just been completing all the adult vaccinations recommended by our doctor, for pneumonia, hepatitis, chickenpox, measles, etc.; our latest was for shingles)

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  16. Comment on Salvage of the century: The lost WWII gold of HMS Edinburgh in ~humanities.history

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    Wow the 22.4 km max range is amazing and scary, thanks for the cool chart. Yeah, after watching the video I subscribed to his channel! I do like random interesting bits of history in general but...

    Wow the 22.4 km max range is amazing and scary, thanks for the cool chart.

    Yeah, after watching the video I subscribed to his channel! I do like random interesting bits of history in general but might also try checking out that naval combat battle channel too. :D

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  17. Comment on What irrational video game requirements do you have? in ~games

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    First-person games also make me nauseous! So far the only one that doesn't is Subnautica, which I love. I don't know if maybe it's because of the underwater setting so the camera movement is "smooth".

    First-person games also make me nauseous! So far the only one that doesn't is Subnautica, which I love. I don't know if maybe it's because of the underwater setting so the camera movement is "smooth".

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  18. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Been consistent with working out more the past few weeks! At the gym, I'm regularly doing pull-ups, RDLs, tire flips, rowing machine sprints, treadmill walking on steep incline. I've been doing...

    Been consistent with working out more the past few weeks!

    At the gym, I'm regularly doing pull-ups, RDLs, tire flips, rowing machine sprints, treadmill walking on steep incline.

    I've been doing RDLs for years but still kinda struggling with form. I can push my hips back while keeping my knees from moving forward, but end up losing some stability (my toes lift off the ground a bit). So now I'm trying to prioritize stability, letting knees move forward a bit, but then my form gets closer to just a conventional deadlift ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

    Outside, I'm trying to get in more steps daily, currently averaging 4k but trying to bring that up to 6k. Sometimes I also do short sprints while walking.

    My last routine blood test a few weeks ago said I have high cholesterol and low vitamin D.

    I'm trying to eat better but I think my main problem is junk food, I have a habit of eating chips while watching anime at night. For anyone who's kicked this type of habit, feel free to share tips.

    I got an app that tells me (based on my inputted location, skin type, etc.) how long I can stay in the sun to get vitamin D without getting sunburn. My last blood test had me at 13 ng/ml and I need to bring it up to 30-40 ng/ml. So far the app estimates I'm now at 24 ng/ml after a few weeks of getting 2000-3000 IUs of vitamin D from the sun daily. I'll find out at my next blood test if the app is accurate!

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  19. Comment on Book recommendations, specifically in ~books

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    I'm looking for sci fi / speculative fiction with the same vibe as Cordwainer Smith's work. Kinda bizarre, kinda lyrical, imaginative worldbuilding, plenty of detail but nothing superfluous.

    I'm looking for sci fi / speculative fiction with the same vibe as Cordwainer Smith's work. Kinda bizarre, kinda lyrical, imaginative worldbuilding, plenty of detail but nothing superfluous.

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