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  1. Comment on Outrage in Brazil as mentally ill Black man dies in police car ‘gas chamber’ in ~news

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    I'd replace "die" with "is murdered by police", but I'll let the mods decide if the title needs to be changed.

    I'd replace "die" with "is murdered by police", but I'll let the mods decide if the title needs to be changed.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on A note from the Rockstar Games team RE: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition in ~games

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    Why not both?

    What has really annoyed me is some of the online discussion blaming Grove Street Games when I feel the blame is entirely on Rockstar Games

    Why not both?

    2 votes
  3. Comment on A unique performance art project shows just how useless NFTs can be in ~tech

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    Sorry I'm not a programmer. To me the word "NFT" means the general use of NFTs, the same way that a "car" to me is more a Ford Mustang than the Mars Rover.

    Sorry I'm not a programmer. To me the word "NFT" means the general use of NFTs, the same way that a "car" to me is more a Ford Mustang than the Mars Rover.

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  4. Comment on A unique performance art project shows just how useless NFTs can be in ~tech

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    So the answer to "NFTs mean nothing" is generally "well, X thing also means nothing"? Right now an NFT is kinda like a deed of ownership for Hogwarts. For every Hogwarts, you're its rightful...

    So the answer to "NFTs mean nothing" is generally "well, X thing also means nothing"?

    Right now an NFT is kinda like a deed of ownership for Hogwarts. For every Hogwarts, you're its rightful owner. As long as there is a Hogwarts, that is.

    10 votes
  5. Comment on A unique performance art project shows just how useless NFTs can be in ~tech

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    Is an NFT equivalent to a contract enforceable by law that will forever guarantee you access and ownership of an asset, digital or otherwise?

    Is an NFT equivalent to a contract enforceable by law that will forever guarantee you access and ownership of an asset, digital or otherwise?

    8 votes
  6. Comment on A unique performance art project shows just how useless NFTs can be in ~tech

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    Huh... longevity of what, exactly? :/

    Huh... longevity of what, exactly? :/

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (November 2021) in ~talk

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    My mother in law came back from the mental institution. At first I thought nothing changed, but I'm happy to realize I was wrong. In the first days back, she was very aggressive. But she mellowed...

    My mother in law came back from the mental institution. At first I thought nothing changed, but I'm happy to realize I was wrong.

    In the first days back, she was very aggressive. But she mellowed with time. I noticed she lost a lot of weight, her self esteem is probably improved. She is still very negative, but not as much as before. The other day she asked me to buy her a chocolate that she likes... She never asked for anything before. And she even liked it, no complaints! I know this seems like a small thing, but believe me it is not. She never likes anything.

    Overall she's showing great improvement. I'm certain this has a lot to do with the new medications, which correctly addresses her symptoms. Besides the antidepressant she's now taking an anti-psychotic. I was sure she needed this, and I'm happy the doctors agreed. She is not just depressed, never was. The suspicion is borderline personality disorder, and the anti-psychotic is likely to help with that.

    The cherry on top: our lawyer filled an injunction to force the health insurance to pay for her treatment. And we won! Everything we spent, and everything we're going to spend, will be reimbursed by the plan. It's a lot of money, so good news all around!

    10 votes
  8. Comment on Linus and Luke of LTT try to daily drive Linux in ~tech

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    No issue. It just seemed predictable that people would misbehave in the comments.

    No issue. It just seemed predictable that people would misbehave in the comments.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on YouTube will no longer publicly display the dislike count on videos in ~tech

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    It probably matters in some level. Some people will ignore it, some people won't.

    It probably matters in some level. Some people will ignore it, some people won't.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on YouTube will no longer publicly display the dislike count on videos in ~tech

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    Why exactly that's a good change? Asking cause I really don't know.

    Why exactly that's a good change? Asking cause I really don't know.

    9 votes
  11. Comment on Linus and Luke of LTT try to daily drive Linux in ~tech

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    It really shouldn't and won't. You think that because that's your area of expertise. I really don't think my 70-year-old mother should be expected to type commands on a terminal. Or even my...

    It really shouldn't and won't. You think that because that's your area of expertise.

    I really don't think my 70-year-old mother should be expected to type commands on a terminal. Or even my 30-year-old, technology averse sister.

    8 votes
  12. Comment on Linus and Luke of LTT try to daily drive Linux in ~tech

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    And... It's locked. I'm not surprised.

    And... It's locked. I'm not surprised.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Linus and Luke of LTT try to daily drive Linux in ~tech

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    I really think a regular PC gamer would probably do just what Linus did. They wouldn't learn the terminal, but they would blindly copy and paste a solution found on Google, just like he did....

    I really think a regular PC gamer would probably do just what Linus did. They wouldn't learn the terminal, but they would blindly copy and paste a solution found on Google, just like he did. Because they're used to doing stuff like that on Windows... Like switching a DLL or blindly changing values on the Windows Registry.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Linus and Luke of LTT try to daily drive Linux in ~tech

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    Sorry, but I find it very hard to believe that any of this was even remotely user error. Your comment sounds like the standard position of the computer aficionado that is either unable or...

    Sorry, but I find it very hard to believe that any of this was even remotely user error. Your comment sounds like the standard position of the computer aficionado that is either unable or unwilling to understand the needs of a regular user.

    And I love Linux, it powers all my computers...

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Linus and Luke of LTT try to daily drive Linux in ~tech

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    If you're not a computer nerd, the prompt is very much the end of the line. You're talking like someone that is knowledgeable about Linux. That is not what the video is about. You are not the...

    If you're not a computer nerd, the prompt is very much the end of the line. You're talking like someone that is knowledgeable about Linux. That is not what the video is about. You are not the target audience.

    There should be no prompt whatsoever which contained the option "destroy my system". And yes, for most users, a system without a DE is very much borked.

    Linus merely reproduced what any gamer would do.

    And using apt is very much a standard way to install packages.

    7 votes
  16. Comment on Linus and Luke of LTT try to daily drive Linux in ~tech

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    I don't get why you're being so defensive. I have used Windows for, IDK, 30 years? There were errors of course, but not once was my system utterly and completely borked simply because I installed...

    I don't get why you're being so defensive. I have used Windows for, IDK, 30 years? There were errors of course, but not once was my system utterly and completely borked simply because I installed a well known program using the recommended path. That's a valid reason for outrage, and the regular user don't really care how the project is maintained. From their perspective, Windows (which came with the computer) is just as free as Linux. They most likely don't even know what a "library" is, and why should they? Honestly, this kind of response reinforces the notion that regular people should probably stay on Windows.

    9 votes