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  1. Comment on Todd Phillips Thinks Cancel Culture Ruined Comedy. Maybe He’s Just Not Funny Anymore. in ~movies

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    Oh, my bad! I was looking over his list of movies and while I'd seen most of them, that wasn't one of them and wouldn't have guessed it was a comedy by the name. I'll update my comment then.

    Oh, my bad! I was looking over his list of movies and while I'd seen most of them, that wasn't one of them and wouldn't have guessed it was a comedy by the name. I'll update my comment then.

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  2. Comment on Todd Phillips Thinks Cancel Culture Ruined Comedy. Maybe He’s Just Not Funny Anymore. in ~movies

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    There's so much great comedy coming out these days I don't know how he could seriously believe that. What We Do In The Shadows, South Park, Bob's Burgers, Whose Line, Booksmart, Deadpool, Big...

    There's so much great comedy coming out these days I don't know how he could seriously believe that. What We Do In The Shadows, South Park, Bob's Burgers, Whose Line, Booksmart, Deadpool, Big Mouth, Brooklyn 99, Kimmy Schmidt, etc. All hilarious and diverse styles of comedy from the last year or two. What he really means is that the style of humor his career was built on in the mid-00s has fallen out of favor and he can't keep up.

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  3. Comment on What's a small thing that made you happy? in ~talk

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    Well that's not good. I bought mine to help stave off carpal tunnel and other wrist-related pains. I'm a programmer so I figured it's just a matter of time before it happens.

    Well that's not good. I bought mine to help stave off carpal tunnel and other wrist-related pains. I'm a programmer so I figured it's just a matter of time before it happens.

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  4. Comment on What's a small thing that made you happy? in ~talk

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    I bought a trackball mouse and this is the first day I get to use it for work and I'm really enjoying it. Makes everything seem new and different, which translates to fun for me.

    I bought a trackball mouse and this is the first day I get to use it for work and I'm really enjoying it. Makes everything seem new and different, which translates to fun for me.

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  5. Comment on Why are plastic army men still from WW2? in ~design

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    An interesting look at the dated armaments of plastic army men.

    An interesting look at the dated armaments of plastic army men.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Rush: "Working Man" slowed down to 33 rpm in ~music

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    He does, and the slowed down instruments sound very Sabbath-esque. I guess if someone's out there wanting more Sabbath in their life, just slow Rush down to 33 rpm :D

    He does, and the slowed down instruments sound very Sabbath-esque. I guess if someone's out there wanting more Sabbath in their life, just slow Rush down to 33 rpm :D

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  7. Comment on What's a piece of art or media (film, book, painting etc) that you loved, but would never want to see again? in ~arts

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    On one hand I don't think anyone was meant to think too much about what was going on...it's just dumb teenage humor. But I suppose normalizing that kind of behavior is harmful. You wouldn't see...

    On one hand I don't think anyone was meant to think too much about what was going on...it's just dumb teenage humor. But I suppose normalizing that kind of behavior is harmful. You wouldn't see stuff like that today, that's for sure. What's funny is that it's still pretty tame compare to stuff in a lot of 80s movies (Porky's, Revenge of the Nerds, etc.)

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  8. Comment on What's a piece of art or media (film, book, painting etc) that you loved, but would never want to see again? in ~arts

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    This is more one I regret having experienced a second time, but I think it still fits the spirit of the question. When I was a teenager I read Orson Scott Card's Treasurebox. At the time I felt...

    This is more one I regret having experienced a second time, but I think it still fits the spirit of the question.

    When I was a teenager I read Orson Scott Card's Treasurebox. At the time I felt really depressed because I had never been in a relationship and that's the end of the world when you're 16. So here comes this book featuring a main character who was like me in that regard. Eventually he meets someone who compliments him really well and I was just really caught up in this idea that it could happen to me some day. The book goes on for a while and I'm just enraptured by their relationship and how great this girl seems. Then it turns out she's a succubus and during the reveal she basically mocks him because she was just manipulating him the whole time yadda yadda. But it hit me like a ton of bricks because I had no idea what the book was about until that point and I was super caught up in this relationship. Teenage hormones, I guess? The book held a special place in my heart because it was so emotionally compelling to me at the time.

    Fast-forward a few years later when I'm in my mid-20s and I attempted to re-read the book to recapture the mind-fuck. But it was awful. The girl was clearly this Mary Sue type before the reveal, the guy was really boring, and the plot itself was incredibly stupid. I don't think I even actually finished reading it the second time. The damage was done and the book no longer held a special place in my heart.

    Which is probably good because teenage me was on his way to incel-dom (before that was a term). Fortunately I'm a well-adjusted 30-something with a wife and kids. And as far as I know my wife isn't a succubus.

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  9. Comment on Sauropod Studio closes, laying off around 20 in ~games

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    I backed it on Kickstarter as well and have not bothered to back another project there since. Learned my lesson!

    I backed it on Kickstarter as well and have not bothered to back another project there since. Learned my lesson!

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Sauropod Studio closes, laying off around 20 in ~games

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    Given how much of a clusterfuck Castle Story's development was, this doesn't come as a surprise to me at all. Management clearly didn't know what they were doing there, so it's no wonder their...

    Given how much of a clusterfuck Castle Story's development was, this doesn't come as a surprise to me at all. Management clearly didn't know what they were doing there, so it's no wonder their second game flopped and the company collapsed. Hopefully the employees that lost their jobs here don't fall for the promise of the company re-opening next year. Move on to bigger and better things!

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  11. Comment on "Hello, world" from scratch on a 6502 - Part 1: setting up the CPU in ~comp

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    When I saw him whip out his own clock, I thought "of course he has one". Then he showed he could pause it and manually cycle it and I was blown away. Seriously cool bit of hardware he put together...

    When I saw him whip out his own clock, I thought "of course he has one". Then he showed he could pause it and manually cycle it and I was blown away. Seriously cool bit of hardware he put together there. To this layman anyway!

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  12. Comment on [Kind Words] (lo fi chill beats to write to) is now available on Steam! in ~games

  13. Comment on DNS-over-HTTPS should not be the default in Firefox in ~comp

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    It's disabled for me, in the US, on 70.0b5 Developer. And there's an option to specify my own provider rather than CloudFlare, so this article seems alarmist and silly. Plus doesn't DoH mean...

    It's disabled for me, in the US, on 70.0b5 Developer. And there's an option to specify my own provider rather than CloudFlare, so this article seems alarmist and silly.

    Plus doesn't DoH mean nobody, even CloudFlare, can see my requests directly since they're encrypted?

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

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    The worst is when you're a caster and some hunter snipes your kill with an auto attack while you're casting. Wands and instant cast curses aren't my ideal way to start my rotation on my Lock, but...

    The worst is when you're a caster and some hunter snipes your kill with an auto attack while you're casting. Wands and instant cast curses aren't my ideal way to start my rotation on my Lock, but it does help with tagging mobs.

    Sounds like maybe this is the proper Vanilla experience thing, after all. I just don't like it :P

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

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    My answer this week is the same as last week: WoW Classic. I'm getting a little burned out on it though. Not because of the game itself, but just because there are way too many people around...

    My answer this week is the same as last week: WoW Classic. I'm getting a little burned out on it though. Not because of the game itself, but just because there are way too many people around competing for limited mobs to get much accomplished. "That's the classic experience" you might say, but I don't think so. Admittedly I started playing WoW during early BC, but my "classic" experience was soloing most things and grouping up for harder quests, dungeons, etc.

    But now there are literally dozens of people trying to kill the same limited number of enemies as you and it means finishing quests takes forever. Rumor has it things clear up a bit in the 30-60 range, but I'm currently "stuck" at 20 without any motivation to continue. Think I might just stop playing for a few weeks and see where it's at. Even if I get on really early in the morning (6-8am), it's still a bit much.

    Seems silly, I guess. The world certainly feels more alive than it has on retail for years, but competing for kills isn't fun for me at all. The solution might be to just roll a new character on a lower population server, but with classic leveling being such an investment, I don't know if I can bring myself to start over.

    Edit -- well this morning (9/13) I managed to get into a group for Deadmines and now I'm fully hooked on the game again! Finally hit lvl 20 and I've got a bunch of dungeon quests to turn in. It was the most classic experience I've had so far. A few wipes, but it felt so good to be challenged by a dungeon again. We discussed strategy on VC. I haven't done that in like 10 years!

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  16. Comment on The FDA is finalizing a plan to clear the market of all unauthorized flavored e-cigarette products to help combat youth usage in ~health

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    Yeah, no doubt that's a major issue and I'm glad to see that addressed. Article does also mention they're going after "unauthorized" products, which I took to be in reference to the questionable...

    Yeah, no doubt that's a major issue and I'm glad to see that addressed. Article does also mention they're going after "unauthorized" products, which I took to be in reference to the questionable and illegally sold THC juices that are related to the stories about people getting ill. Although its also worth noting that the CDC recommended people stop vaping entirely as non-THC products couldn't be completely confirmed to be the cause.

    Also think this could be a case where the FDA is "quick" to take action in part because vaping concerns are a hot topic right now in the media.

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  17. Comment on The FDA is finalizing a plan to clear the market of all unauthorized flavored e-cigarette products to help combat youth usage in ~health

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    FDA regulating vape juice is something that's been needed and if they're going to do that while cracking down on the sketchy crap that's making people sick, that's great. One thing I'm not crazy...

    FDA regulating vape juice is something that's been needed and if they're going to do that while cracking down on the sketchy crap that's making people sick, that's great. One thing I'm not crazy about is the abrupt ban on flavored vape juices. Yes, companies can get FDA-approval down the road, but do we really need to ban ALL flavored juices all at once like that? The stuff you buy at the local vape shop isn't what's making people sick. I'd rather see the FDA set a deadline a year out for companies to get approval, and then ban all non-approved juices after that point.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on US Department of Justice Demands Apple And Google Hand Over Names Of 10,000+ Users Of A Gun Scope App in ~tech

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    Hell no. If they want to get warrants for individual users, then go for it. But blanket requests like that? Hell no.

    Hell no. If they want to get warrants for individual users, then go for it. But blanket requests like that? Hell no.

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

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    Mostly just been playing WoW Classic, which I'm thoroughly enjoying. Don't have nearly the amount of freetime to play that I did back in the day, but I haven't let that stop me from enjoying it....

    Mostly just been playing WoW Classic, which I'm thoroughly enjoying. Don't have nearly the amount of freetime to play that I did back in the day, but I haven't let that stop me from enjoying it. Leveling is slow, but rewarding. I have to put thought into where I spend my silver/copper (Do I want a wand, or do I want to level up a spell? Can't afford both!). Getting anywhere takes forever, which was frustrating at first, but you're left with a much better understanding of your surroundings and every jog across the map feels like its own little adventure.

    Hoping to run my first dungeon sometime this week. Was hoping to do it over the holiday weekend, but ended up having to put in some extra hours for a big project :(

    9 votes