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  1. Comment on Tabletop Weekly Discussion #3 - What's one of your favourite games? in ~games.tabletop

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    I only just got it, and I've only played 3 games of it, but I think I already consider Captain Sonar to be my favorite boardgame. The basic premise is you split into 2 teams of 4, each controlling...

    I only just got it, and I've only played 3 games of it, but I think I already consider Captain Sonar to be my favorite boardgame.

    The basic premise is you split into 2 teams of 4, each controlling a submarine trying to kill the other one. Every member on the team is responsible for a different part of the boat's operation, the captain decides where to move (avoiding islands and without crossing their own path) and makes higher level decisions, the first mate charges up abilities that the captain can choose to use, the engineer essentially plays a puzzle game to keep the sub from breaking, and the radio operator listens to the other team's captain, marks down the moves and tries to figure out where the enemy is. Every player gets to contribute to the team in a meaningful and unique way, and you get to compete against your friends. It's the best parts from co-op and PvP games. Here's the kicker though, you play the game in real time, not turn by turn. It's chaotic as hell but damn if it isn't fun. Real time gameplay strongly rewards good communication and efficiency, because the only thing gating your movement speed is how fast your team can do their jobs.

    It's seriously so good. If you can get 8 people together, I can't recommend it enough

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  2. Comment on If you build it ... White Sox and Yankees to play at 'Field of Dreams' movie site in Iowa in ~sports

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    The dimensions of this field are absurd for a major league game. 262 to right takes "short porch" to a whole new level. Major league batters are going to have a field day

    The dimensions of this field are absurd for a major league game. 262 to right takes "short porch" to a whole new level. Major league batters are going to have a field day

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Who are your favourite female YouTubers? in ~talk

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    It looks like all of these youtubers have already been mentioned in this thread but my favorites would be Contrapoints, Lindsay Ellis, Sarah Z, and Jenny Nicholson. Interestingly all four of them...

    It looks like all of these youtubers have already been mentioned in this thread but my favorites would be Contrapoints, Lindsay Ellis, Sarah Z, and Jenny Nicholson.

    Interestingly all four of them fall under the "BreadTube" label to varying degrees

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What are you reading these days? #25 in ~books

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    I just started Leviathan Wakes, too. The show is probably my favorite thing on TV right now so I figured I'd love the book(s) too. So far that assumption is very true.

    I just started Leviathan Wakes, too. The show is probably my favorite thing on TV right now so I figured I'd love the book(s) too. So far that assumption is very true.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Democratic Debate #2 Thread (Night 1) in ~news

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    I'm so glad someone else hates Delaney as much as me

    I'm so glad someone else hates Delaney as much as me

    8 votes
  6. Comment on Democratic Debate #2 Thread (Night 1) in ~news

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    Bernie has got some fight in him tonight and I love it

    Bernie has got some fight in him tonight and I love it

    9 votes
  7. Comment on Democratic Debate #2 Thread (Night 1) in ~news

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    Bullock seems unfomfortable, his speech just seems unnatural

    Bullock seems unfomfortable, his speech just seems unnatural

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Tildistas in the US, who do you support in the 2020 Democratic Primary? in ~talk

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    I supported Bernie back in 2016, even though I couldn't vote yet. I still support Bernie and he's still my number one choice. Warren is a very close second, especially after her debate...

    I supported Bernie back in 2016, even though I couldn't vote yet. I still support Bernie and he's still my number one choice. Warren is a very close second, especially after her debate performance. I'll most likely vote for whichever one of those two has the most momentum coming into my state's primary.

    Beyond that... I don't really have any candidates that I really like. I outright can't stand Biden and Beto. Buttigieg is light on policy and experience and is too moderate. Kamala is a cop. Most of the other candidates aren't even worth bringing up at this point.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Do you have a personal website/blog? in ~comp

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    I've got a website under my real name that just links to my resume, github, and linkedin. The idea of having a blog intrigues me but I don't know what I'd write. I don't feel like I have anything...

    I've got a website under my real name that just links to my resume, github, and linkedin. The idea of having a blog intrigues me but I don't know what I'd write. I don't feel like I have anything worth saying

  10. Comment on House votes to condemn Trump’s language as racist in ~news

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    Odd, I don't read into that term being remotely pejorative or sexist. "The squad" is a pretty common way to refer to your group of friends, at least for Millennials and Gen Z. It's kinda the same...

    Odd, I don't read into that term being remotely pejorative or sexist. "The squad" is a pretty common way to refer to your group of friends, at least for Millennials and Gen Z. It's kinda the same thing as referring to your group as "the gang". The usage of "squad" seems completely normal and well-intentioned to me in this context and like gpl mentioned, the Congresswomen use it themselves.

    13 votes
  11. Comment on Warren Rising: Massachusetts Progressive Announces $19 Million Fundraising Haul in ~news

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    Same, I support both and will most likely just vote for whichever one has more momentum going into my state's primary (Georgia). I just hope that whichever one falls behind after the early states...

    Same, I support both and will most likely just vote for whichever one has more momentum going into my state's primary (Georgia). I just hope that whichever one falls behind after the early states drops out and endorses the other so as to not split the progressive/SocDem vote too much.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on MLB is making a play for popularity in Europe – but in Finland they've already made baseball their own in ~sports

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    It's interesting to see this article today, because this morning I was listening to an episode of Frangraph's baseball podcast Effectively Wild and they had a segment on how much baseball could...

    It's interesting to see this article today, because this morning I was listening to an episode of Frangraph's baseball podcast Effectively Wild and they had a segment on how much baseball could change and still be considered baseball, like what are the core components of the game that cannot be replaced without fundamentally changing the game to a unambiguously different sport. Beyond the requirement of a bat and ball and bases, which seem pretty obvious, both hosts agreed that the competitive relationship between the pitcher and batter is fundamental to the game, and is required for something to still be baseball. I just thought that was interesting since it seems that pitcher/batter competition has basically been eliminated in Pesäpallo. If competitive pitching is fundamental to baseball then is it even reasonable to call this baseball?

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Democratic Debate #1 Thread (Night 2) in ~news

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    I dont really even like Harris but that was incredible

    I dont really even like Harris but that was incredible

    9 votes
  14. Comment on Democratic Debate #1 Thread (Night 2) in ~news

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    Harris is going in on Biden

    Harris is going in on Biden

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Democratic Debate #1 Thread (Night 2) in ~news

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    Did Buttigieg just imply that other candidates are light on policy?

    Did Buttigieg just imply that other candidates are light on policy?

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Tampa Bay Rays to explore playing in Montreal in ~sports

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    This is insane. Like if it wasn't ESPN I would've thought this was satire. This is just going to hurt attendance in Tampa even more, especially because they wouldn't even get playoff games....

    This is insane. Like if it wasn't ESPN I would've thought this was satire. This is just going to hurt attendance in Tampa even more, especially because they wouldn't even get playoff games.

    Honestly the only way this makes sense to me is if it's some sort of longterm play to move the team to Montreal permanently. They split the season, attendance in TB craters to even below its already pathetic level and they use that as justification to get the hell out of Florida.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Jordan Peterson announces free speech platform Thinkspot in ~tech

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    In my opinion there is very little difference between a polite nazi and an unpolite one. I really couldn't care less if discussion on the platform is "well-behaved" if the community is made up...

    In my opinion there is very little difference between a polite nazi and an unpolite one. I really couldn't care less if discussion on the platform is "well-behaved" if the community is made up almost entirely of scum like white nationalists and fascists, and I see almost no scenario in which groups like that don't flock to Peterson's site in droves.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on What news sources or other websites do you use on a daily basis? in ~talk

  19. Comment on What news sources or other websites do you use on a daily basis? in ~talk

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    Reddit and Tildes as my main link aggregators. Occasionally I'll read 538 articles, and I use The Athletic for sports news

    Reddit and Tildes as my main link aggregators. Occasionally I'll read 538 articles, and I use The Athletic for sports news

    1 vote