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  1. I'm not sure how many people here are into board games, but I figured I'd make a post about it. I'm going to be at dice tower con this week. I'm hoping to get a game of Blood on the Clocktower...

    I'm not sure how many people here are into board games, but I figured I'd make a post about it. I'm going to be at dice tower con this week. I'm hoping to get a game of Blood on the Clocktower going. If you see a guy trying to gather people for a game of botc, that'll be me. Come say hi.

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  2. Comment on Does anyone (else) not use social media in its entirety? What are your reasons? in ~talk

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    I have never used any of the large social media platforms, with two exceptions for my work. I used my work-required accounts only to the minimum extent that was required. Those accounts are only...

    I have never used any of the large social media platforms, with two exceptions for my work. I used my work-required accounts only to the minimum extent that was required. Those accounts are only accessed from the work machine, and I don't log into personal accounts from the work machine.

    The reason I take measures to keep my personal data private is simply because I can. It's my right to remain anonymous. It sucks that I have to take active measures to remain anonymous on the internet, but that's the reality, so I do what I must.

    I remember that data privacy was a hot topic among the tech crowd during the late 90s and early 2000s. The (mis-)use of social media platforms to data mine people and influence them was predicted. Of course, back then we thought that it would be used by big businesses to sell products and services. I don't recall personally believing that data mining could be used as a weapon by nation-states.

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  3. Comment on What makes a video essay good? in ~misc

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    I have to disagree. 3Blue1Brown could not explain many of its videos better with a written essay. The animations used to explain complex mathematics work extremely well paired with concise verbal...

    Out of your good content examples, I really only think Every Frame a Painting fits. But Historia Civilis also does a good job and I've actually learned things from it.

    Otherwise I think these channels in no way benefit from making video essays. I think they could all cover their topics better by just doing regular essays.

    I have to disagree. 3Blue1Brown could not explain many of its videos better with a written essay. The animations used to explain complex mathematics work extremely well paired with concise verbal explanations alongside them. The narrator is able to guide the user's attention and provide context in the moment in a way that mere text would not.

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  4. Comment on Recommended 2-player board games under 60 minutes in ~games

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    How well does 2 player Hanabi work in practice? I've only done it once, and it felt like we were going back and forth where I provided information, and my partner just acted on that information.

    How well does 2 player Hanabi work in practice? I've only done it once, and it felt like we were going back and forth where I provided information, and my partner just acted on that information.

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  5. Comment on Should employees keep their salary a secret? in ~news

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    It is interesting that the ire would be directed towards the employee, as though he or she were solely responsible for the wage. The company is the one with the far greater power in determining...

    others would feel bad or resentment towards me

    It is interesting that the ire would be directed towards the employee, as though he or she were solely responsible for the wage. The company is the one with the far greater power in determining salaries. Our ire should be directed at the hiring managers for their decision. This is either an interesting facet of human nature, or a very insidious culture paradigm that has been cultivated over the years.

    Also, we do have many instances of individual pricing. Purchase a new car, for example, and your final payment is going to be largely dependent on your ability to negotiate, much like your salary. Yet, we have very little compunction about discussing in casual conversation how much we paid or saved on our car purchases.