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  1. Comment on What are some of the lesser known upcoming games that you're excited about? in ~games

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    Ori, Will of the Whisps is one that I'm really looking forward to. A good friend of mine introduced me to Ori last year, it's such a fun, beautiful platformer with a great score.

    Ori, Will of the Whisps is one that I'm really looking forward to. A good friend of mine introduced me to Ori last year, it's such a fun, beautiful platformer with a great score.

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    Let's hope certain e-sports journalists never find their way here ;)

    Let's hope certain e-sports journalists never find their way here ;)

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  7. Comment on What is your favourite thing to do after Friday end of day to celebrate start of weekend? in ~talk

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    Go to sleep because I have to work this weekend!

    Go to sleep because I have to work this weekend!

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  8. Comment on What are your favourite podcasts? in ~talk

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    Gimlet media has a few interesting Podcasts. The first season of Startup was amazing. Reply All is one of my favorites (It used to be called TLDR). It talks about internet phenomenon and how they...

    Gimlet media has a few interesting Podcasts. The first season of Startup was amazing. Reply All is one of my favorites (It used to be called TLDR). It talks about internet phenomenon and how they shape the world. Science Vs is super interesting. It pits things like vaccinations, ketogenic diets, even the existence of the "G-Spot" against science to try and find the real answers.

    Also, for US politics I do like FiveThirtyEight, but they're experts at polling and things, so in depth talk is rather opinionated (which is why it's interesting to hear them critique it). I actually prefer Slate's Political Gabfest. It's hosted by David Plotz, who's an American journalist who previously worked for the Department of Justice. The other two hosts are David Dickerson who used to host Face The Nation (Now on CBS This Morning) and is also a journalist, and Emily Bazelon who's a (non-practicing) lawyer and journalist, so when there's legal questions you can get a good solid answer. All three are very intelligent, quizzical, and interesting, and they don't always agree with each other which can get pretty hysterical.

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  9. Comment on What are your favourite podcasts? in ~talk

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    We're Alive was a really fun listen, if you like zombie dramas :)

    We're Alive was a really fun listen, if you like zombie dramas :)

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  10. Comment on What are your favourite podcasts? in ~talk

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    Two more recommendations for you if you're trying to get your GoT fix until 2019: Cast of Kings was a great GoT podcast. It's with David Chen and Johanna Robinson (she actually covers GoT for...

    Two more recommendations for you if you're trying to get your GoT fix until 2019:

    Cast of Kings was a great GoT podcast. It's with David Chen and Johanna Robinson (she actually covers GoT for Vanity Fair). Johanna has read all the books while David has not, so she offers a lot of insight into things you might have otherwise missed.

    Also Game of Thrones - The Podcast by Bald Move was another one I liked a lot. Really well done, and both of the guys were extremely knowledgeable about the story and the world.

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  11. Comment on What are your favourite podcasts? in ~talk

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    If you're looking to laugh, listen to a couple of dudes with great chemistry and hilarious interpretations, and get silly, I recommend The Babysitters Club Club! It's literally two 30-something...

    If you're looking to laugh, listen to a couple of dudes with great chemistry and hilarious interpretations, and get silly, I recommend The Babysitters Club Club! It's literally two 30-something year old men who read a Babysitters Club book each week and discuss it. Mind you, this book series was written in the 80's for 13 year old girls - I read all of them when I was a kid. It's a riot (and not creepy at all)!

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  12. Comment on Poetry Slam - A word/party game from Mayday Games. I'm the designer and we went live on Kickstarter this morning! in ~games.tabletop

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    Even Twilight Struggle has some wonkiness, my husband and I just started playing and often have to look up how to interpret different actions. But it's sooo much fun. I imagine the people who...

    Even Twilight Struggle has some wonkiness, my husband and I just started playing and often have to look up how to interpret different actions. But it's sooo much fun. I imagine the people who playtested the games we're talking about probably hate them by now :)

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  13. Comment on John Kelly's interview with NPR comes with an editor's note warning that it contains offensive language in ~misc

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    On Russia: That is utter bullshit, unless he's referring to Fox News exclusively, because every other media outlet has shown tons and tons of smoke (not necessarily a burning fire yet), unless I'm...

    On Russia:

    From what I read in the newspaper, because I have no knowledge — as I say, I've built a firewall. From what I read and observe in the news media — something that has gone on this long without any real meat on the bone, it suggests to me that there is nothing there, relative to our president.

    That is utter bullshit, unless he's referring to Fox News exclusively, because every other media outlet has shown tons and tons of smoke (not necessarily a burning fire yet), unless I'm misunderstanding the phrase "meat on the bone." Because there is definitely some meat on the bone. It might not be a whole rack of ribs, but there's factual proof that Russia interfered with our election, and probable cause that Trump and/or people in his administration had ties to Russia.

    I'm disgusted with people who lie for this man just to keep their job. If more people were like Sally Yates or (slightly begrudgingly) James Comey, the situation would be less insane.

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  14. Comment on Poetry Slam - A word/party game from Mayday Games. I'm the designer and we went live on Kickstarter this morning! in ~games.tabletop

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    Hey Adam! Congrats on the game! I'm super excited to see how it turns out :) I have a general question. What are some of the best designed games you've come across? As in, "Wow this must have...

    Hey Adam! Congrats on the game! I'm super excited to see how it turns out :)

    I have a general question. What are some of the best designed games you've come across? As in, "Wow this must have taken years to develop!" What comes to mind for me is Twilight Struggle and 7 Wonders, but curious if you have a different take on those or other games you've come across that are deeply woven and well done.

    Checking out your kickstart now!

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  15. Comment on The burnout crisis in American medicine in ~health

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    This is so on point. The doctors at the hospital I work at often have trouble entering orders, enter them wrong, or forget to enter them at all. They had no problem writing orders on paper, but we...

    This is so on point. The doctors at the hospital I work at often have trouble entering orders, enter them wrong, or forget to enter them at all. They had no problem writing orders on paper, but we went electronic at the beginning of the year and it's been a struggle. I'm pretty good with the system and have a good rep with the docs there, so when I notice mistakes or forgetfulness I just enter or modify the order myself, because 99% of the time they've already told me what they want to be done and I can fix it easily. But even I struggle. In order to enter a KUB (kidneys/ureter/bladder scan) you have to type "xray ap portable." Seriously, how does that make any sense.

    Plus there's at least 2-3 major operating systems that are used widespread (EPIC, Cerner, and Medhost), so if doctors round in more than one hospital, chances are they have to learn more than one system.

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  16. Comment on A fast-food problem: Where have all the teenagers gone? in ~finance

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    Wow, that is pretty impressive! Thanks for finding that.

    Wow, that is pretty impressive! Thanks for finding that.

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  18. Comment on Question about replies to comments. in ~test

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    Also I just read in yesterday's "annoyance thread" that comment replies are soon to be implemented, which I think is the same thing I'm asking about.

    Also I just read in yesterday's "annoyance thread" that comment replies are soon to be implemented, which I think is the same thing I'm asking about.

  19. Comment on A fast-food problem: Where have all the teenagers gone? in ~finance

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    I'm curious what kind of tuition reimbursement is being offered for only working there for 3 months?

    I'm curious what kind of tuition reimbursement is being offered for only working there for 3 months?

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