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  1. Comment on What's your favourite live album? in ~music

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    I love Dave Matthews Band's Central Park Concert. I'm pretty sure I drove my family nuts as a teenager playing this album over and over.

    I love Dave Matthews Band's Central Park Concert. I'm pretty sure I drove my family nuts as a teenager playing this album over and over.

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  2. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    Fallout 4 was my favorite Fallout game.

    Fallout 4 was my favorite Fallout game.

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  3. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    I agree. I care way more about the gameplay than the story. I usually skip the story and cut scenes.

    I agree. I care way more about the gameplay than the story. I usually skip the story and cut scenes.

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  4. Comment on Do you wear glasses? in ~talk

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    Yes, I'm very farsighted. I think my prescriptions are +5.75 and +6.00, so I don't have the option to not wear my glasses. I got my first pair of glasses when I was two years old after my parents...

    Yes, I'm very farsighted. I think my prescriptions are +5.75 and +6.00, so I don't have the option to not wear my glasses. I got my first pair of glasses when I was two years old after my parents noticed I was crossing one of my eyes. Turns out, I was doing that to focus my vision. I wore contacts for a few years, but I got tired of wearing them. My eyes felt constantly dry and I hated having to make sure I had my case, solution, eye drops, and backup glasses with me at all times. I really like my current pair of glasses. I have transition lenses, but I really want to get a pair of prescription sunglasses at some point.

    I don't look forward to the day when I start becoming nearsighted as well due to aging.

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  5. Comment on In Conversation: Dave Matthews - The jam-band hero on his new album, his fans’ desires, and his own self-doubt. By David Marchese in ~music

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    Posting this since Dave Matthews Band's first new album in 6 years comes out today. It's a great interview.

    Posting this since Dave Matthews Band's first new album in 6 years comes out today. It's a great interview.

  6. Comment on Do you think the world is getting better or worse? in ~talk

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    I think that's definitely another factor of it. When we frequently hear bad news, we'll tend to think that it's more prevalent. And having access to so much news, good and bad, from all over the...

    I think that's definitely another factor of it. When we frequently hear bad news, we'll tend to think that it's more prevalent. And having access to so much news, good and bad, from all over the world is so new to us as a species. It can skew our perspective for sure.

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  7. Comment on Do you think the world is getting better or worse? in ~talk

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    Thank you for that perspective. I hadn't thought about it that way before.

    Thank you for that perspective. I hadn't thought about it that way before.

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  8. Comment on Do you think the world is getting better or worse? in ~talk

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    Thank you for this analysis. I really like your last paragraph. It's easy to lose perspective. While the problems we're facing seem huge and significant, it's easy to lose sight of exactly how far...

    Thank you for this analysis. I really like your last paragraph. It's easy to lose perspective. While the problems we're facing seem huge and significant, it's easy to lose sight of exactly how far we've come. Again, going back to that bias of feeling that we are the most important/significant.

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  9. Comment on Do you think the world is getting better or worse? in ~talk

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    Thank you for this reply. As cliched as it is, I think we often only worry about whether we CAN do something and don't stop to think about whether we SHOULD. For all of our advances and...

    Thank you for this reply. As cliched as it is, I think we often only worry about whether we CAN do something and don't stop to think about whether we SHOULD. For all of our advances and improvements, we cause other issues that we'll eventually have to solve. Often, it seems that it's impossible to know the exact consequences of something until we've already done it.

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  10. Comment on Do you think the world is getting better or worse? in ~talk

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    I tend to be more optimistic as well. I agree that, especially with the help of science, people in general are living much better lives than previously. There are some things that make me question...

    I tend to be more optimistic as well. I agree that, especially with the help of science, people in general are living much better lives than previously. There are some things that make me question it, though.

    For example, science and medicine have helped people live longer, healthier lives. The downside of that being that, in my opinion (I'm not an expert by any means), we'll eventually have to deal with a problem of over-population. Do we have enough resources to support our growing population, thanks to our advances in medicine?

    Another example I think of is our advance in technology. We have so much knowledge available to us, and we can connect with people that we'd never have had a chance to without technology/the internet. However, we also have issues with people losing their jobs to automation. We also have people designing technology (e.g. social media) to keep people basically addicted due to the dopamine hits. Again, I'm not an expert on any of this, just very interested in the subject.

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  11. Comment on What's something you're passionate about? in ~talk

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    I'm very interested in psychology and law. With psychology, I'm fascinated by human nature and how our perspectives and experiences shape the way we view and interpret the world. With law, I'm...

    I'm very interested in psychology and law. With psychology, I'm fascinated by human nature and how our perspectives and experiences shape the way we view and interpret the world. With law, I'm very interested in justice and fairness. I know that our justice system in the US has a lot of problems and a lot of ignorance surrounding different legal issues. I would love to some day be able to educate people about our legal system and/or advocate for those who don't or can't understand it.

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  12. Do you think the world is getting better or worse?

    I'm going to intentionally leave this vague and open-ended, because I want to hear different perspectives hopefully without imposing my own views. I've heard some people express that the world is...

    I'm going to intentionally leave this vague and open-ended, because I want to hear different perspectives hopefully without imposing my own views. I've heard some people express that the world is getting much better, for example, in terms of science, technology, and medicine. Other people feel that the world is getting worse, for example, in terms of climate change or political corruption. What do you think? Or is it that we're biased towards our own time period? In other words, do you think it's human nature to think that our own generation/time period is experiencing the best or worst or most significant period in history?

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  13. Comment on What's your favorite documentary? in ~talk

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    I watched that one a few years ago and it was so good. I'll have to watch it again, because I don't remember much about it. Just that it was really interesting.

    I watched that one a few years ago and it was so good. I'll have to watch it again, because I don't remember much about it. Just that it was really interesting.

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    I haven't noticed it with that phrase specifically, but I've noticed similar trends with other phrases (e.g. "sauce?" And staring a comment in an AskReddit thread with "it's my time to shine!"). I...

    I haven't noticed it with that phrase specifically, but I've noticed similar trends with other phrases (e.g. "sauce?" And staring a comment in an AskReddit thread with "it's my time to shine!"). I wonder if it's a conscious or a subconscious thing. Maybe people see a highly-upvoted comment with certain phrasing and imitate it hoping to get karma. Or maybe it's a form of cognitive bias. The more they see others use the phrase, the more likely they'll use it themselves.

  16. Comment on Should how to use computers effectively be taught in mainstream education? in ~talk

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    My first instinct is to say yes, it should be required. If that were to happen, I think it would be useful to include learning basic troubleshooting. I wonder about the implementation of it,...

    My first instinct is to say yes, it should be required. If that were to happen, I think it would be useful to include learning basic troubleshooting. I wonder about the implementation of it, though. As Eva brought up above, it could easily end up being a useless class, especially depending on the computer literacy level of the teacher.

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