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  1. Comment on Why “rape games” are worse than violent games in ~games

  2. Comment on First images from the National Science Foundation's Inouye Solar Telescope show the surface of the sun at the highest resolution ever in ~space

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    First smile of the day; thanks.

    First smile of the day; thanks.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on I worry for my teenage boys – the beauty standards for young men are out of control in ~health

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    Thanks to the member who gave me that label; very kind of you!

    Thanks to the member who gave me that label; very kind of you!

    1 vote
  4. Comment on I worry for my teenage boys – the beauty standards for young men are out of control in ~health

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    I don't have a partner. I'm female (2 X chrosomomes). So are my 97 co-students, none of whom are older than 17. What I wrote is consensus here; especially among the youngest. We had 2 guests last...

    I don't have a partner. I'm female (2 X chrosomomes). So are my 97 co-students, none of whom are older than 17. What I wrote is consensus here; especially among the youngest.

    We had 2 guests last year for a charity event. Old balding corpulent television actor, young popstar. After their speeches we went to the lawn for cake and questions. There were 2 or 3 15y-olds by the pop fellow, over 70 by the actor, who's also ugly by modern standards. Why? Well, because my comment is true.

    p.s. I don't know the people you listed.

    EDIT - general remark to all who commented: I said girls, not women

    2 votes
  5. Comment on I worry for my teenage boys – the beauty standards for young men are out of control in ~health

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    But normal, non-airhead girls, who are the majority from my perspective, don't give a hoot about those magazine mannequins. Just be clean, wash and brush your hair, wear adult, non-garish clothes,...

    But normal, non-airhead girls, who are the majority from my perspective, don't give a hoot about those magazine mannequins. Just be clean, wash and brush your hair, wear adult, non-garish clothes, talk intelligibly about interesting things, don't preen or brag. That's an attractive man.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on Fooling around on the winter beach - photography in ~creative

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    I like those photos. Looks pretty.

    I like those photos. Looks pretty.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on How to Create Events to Help Girls Prepare for STEM Careers in ~tech

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    My mother was a computer cryptography and security specialist, wrote several Unix or Linux devicedrivers for fun when she was around 14. She said that in the upper or advanced echelons of...

    My mother was a computer cryptography and security specialist, wrote several Unix or Linux devicedrivers for fun when she was around 14. She said that in the upper or advanced echelons of computing, there's no difficulty for anyone to participate, provided they're able. All merit.

    Girls don't need help, really. Or any special attention; only acceptance.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Is anyone else here wondering when our overlord will open this place up a little? in ~tildes

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    Why not let him do things the way he wants? It's his site, his work, and he provides a free service out of his own pocket. And it's been going great so far, no? Hardly any bickering/namecalling,...

    Why not let him do things the way he wants? It's his site, his work, and he provides a free service out of his own pocket. And it's been going great so far, no? Hardly any bickering/namecalling, few questionable people. All far better than any other opinion/discussion site I know of.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Who moved my cheese? in ~tildes

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    Same, although I was disappointed that it wasn't the start of an ARG!

    Same, although I was disappointed that it wasn't the start of an ARG!

    8 votes
  10. Comment on What does your ideal life look like? in ~talk

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    If anything goes, I'd only like to be about 2.5y back in the past and then stop time. If realistic: keep things as they are right now, on a "better the devil you know" basis.

    If anything goes, I'd only like to be about 2.5y back in the past and then stop time. If realistic: keep things as they are right now, on a "better the devil you know" basis.

  11. Comment on The Results of the 2019 Census in ~tildes

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    What if they're dead? What if the user is emancipated by civil law?

    What if they're dead? What if the user is emancipated by civil law?

    2 votes
  12. Comment on The Results of the 2019 Census in ~tildes

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    Oh, so it's automatically a "he", huh?

    Oh, so it's automatically a "he", huh?

    3 votes
  13. Comment on How will Tildes users be able to visualize trust? in ~tildes

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    Isn't it better to assume everyone's all right until they show that they're not? Trouble- or noisemakers usually give themselves away quickly, no?

    Isn't it better to assume everyone's all right until they show that they're not? Trouble- or noisemakers usually give themselves away quickly, no?

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What’s something you would gladly eat for lunch very day for for the rest of your life? in ~food

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    Assorted nuts & dried berries, but it's not hypothetical; I've been doing that since I had teeth. That plus a teaspoon of oliveoil and honey each, and lettuce- or spinachleaves. Still tasty and...

    Assorted nuts & dried berries, but it's not hypothetical; I've been doing that since I had teeth. That plus a teaspoon of oliveoil and honey each, and lettuce- or spinachleaves. Still tasty and super-effective (never been ill, not even a common cold), so I don't think I'll ever change that. Yum.

    edit: I overlooked it said "lunch". What I said is for the whole day.

  15. Comment on When do you feel the most alive? in ~talk

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    In life-threatening situations, but I think that's innate in everyone.

    In life-threatening situations, but I think that's innate in everyone.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Linux Distro for an old PC in ~comp

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    Nice, congratulations.

    Nice, congratulations.

  17. Comment on Linux Distro for an old PC in ~comp

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    Certainly; you can PM me here anytime.

    Certainly; you can PM me here anytime.

  18. Comment on What are some of the most emotionally affecting or resonant games you've played? in ~games

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    Nope. I looked it up, it's called "Far Away" by a José González. I see there's more than 1 game now, but this is from the original title that just says 'Redemption'. It happens this way: don't...

    Nope. I looked it up, it's called "Far Away" by a José González. I see there's more than 1 game now, but this is from the original title that just says 'Redemption'. It happens this way:

    don't expand if you want to play it yourself You're crossing the Rio Loco or something like that, on a raft. Suddenly there's bandits on the other riverbank, and you spend "hours" shooting at them. When you're finally done, fingers tired from all the action, you notice there's a horse waiting. The way it happened with us was she was tired, about 3am, same time in the game, so she just gets on the horse and pushes forward, no gallop. After a few seconds looking at the new scenery along the path this song comes up that fits the mood so incredibly well, we looked at each other and went wow, better than any film, because it corresponded exactly to our state as well, tired and done with the action I mean.

    Looking for the song I saw several links referring to that scene in a similar way, so it's not just me purple prose'ing or blowing it up. It's really a bullseye moment, you'll see.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on What did a fictional character say that stuck with you? in ~talk

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    "Never trust a stranger."

    "Never trust a stranger."

    1 vote