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  1. Comment on Alec Baldwin fatally shoots crew member with prop firearm on film set, authorities say in ~movies

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    Can prop guns be altered in such a way that makes them incapable of exiting a projectile, giving otherwise all appearances of doing so?

    Can prop guns be altered in such a way that makes them incapable of exiting a projectile, giving otherwise all appearances of doing so?

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  2. Comment on Alec Baldwin fatally shoots crew member with prop firearm on film set, authorities say in ~movies

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    Those accidents are exceedingly rare though. I'd bet there are tons of things more dangerous on a set than guns.

    . No one should lose their life or get injured for a film- especially in today's world of CGI. I've seen a lot of people already pushing for banning real guns from sets, which would be a fantastic move

    Those accidents are exceedingly rare though. I'd bet there are tons of things more dangerous on a set than guns.

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  3. Comment on Alec Baldwin fatally shoots crew member with prop firearm on film set, authorities say in ~movies

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    Additionally, I'd like to invite our resident gun aficionados to comment on this news. I think @nukeman is one of them?

    Additionally, I'd like to invite our resident gun aficionados to comment on this news. I think @nukeman is one of them?

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  4. Comment on Alec Baldwin fatally shoots crew member with prop firearm on film set, authorities say in ~movies

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    That's a terrible way to phrase what one can only assume was a terrible accident at this point. NYT even mentions the time Baldwin cycled on the wrong way of a lane as an example that he had...

    That's a terrible way to phrase what one can only assume was a terrible accident at this point. NYT even mentions the time Baldwin cycled on the wrong way of a lane as an example that he had previous problems with the law. In what world is that relevant?

    Other organizations were much less inflammatory. The NYT chose an accusatorial tone without any evidence whatsoever. I'm really disappointed.

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  5. Comment on Cowboy Bebop - Lost Session Teaser (Netflix) in ~anime

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    Definitely better than the opening credits but I dislike it still. Cho is still too old, and Faye is just a bland girl with purple hair -- no signs of the extravagant personality generations of...

    Definitely better than the opening credits but I dislike it still. Cho is still too old, and Faye is just a bland girl with purple hair -- no signs of the extravagant personality generations of fans have grown to love.

    Other commenter called it "campy" and I agree, that's what happens when you try making live action look like anime. Bad idea unless your last name is Wachowski. It's ironic that in an effort to be faithful they're creating something that deviates completely from the source material... Cowboy Bebop is often comedic, but only rarely campy.

    Sorry, I don't mean to be a downer :P

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  6. Comment on Ask Tildes: What alternative apps/webapps do you use to browse Reddit? in ~tech

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    I use Baconreader, on iOS and Android. On desktop, I use old.reddit.com, which is the official way to avoid the redesign. You can set it as default. RES takes care of the rest.

    I use Baconreader, on iOS and Android. On desktop, I use old.reddit.com, which is the official way to avoid the redesign. You can set it as default. RES takes care of the rest.

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  7. Comment on Tour of 'The One', a $500m mansion in Bel-Air in ~design

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    They said on the video "this is so expensive that even if you had 2 billion dollars it is still a bad purchase"." That sums up perfectly how absurd that is.

    They said on the video "this is so expensive that even if you had 2 billion dollars it is still a bad purchase"." That sums up perfectly how absurd that is.

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  8. Comment on As of October 2021 what is in your opinion the best Reddit alternative and why? What are its best qualities? in ~tech

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    I believe they did so but dropped the /r/, but maybe I'm wrong.

    I believe they did so but dropped the /r/, but maybe I'm wrong.

  9. Comment on Norway's incoming centre-left government has said it will seek to grow the country's lucrative oil and gas industry while striving to cut carbon emissions in ~enviro

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    "I know we're Scandinavian, we're supposed to do no harm and put the world to shame with our reasonable policies week after week... But do you even know how much money we're talking about?"

    "I know we're Scandinavian, we're supposed to do no harm and put the world to shame with our reasonable policies week after week... But do you even know how much money we're talking about?"

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  10. Comment on As of October 2021 what is in your opinion the best Reddit alternative and why? What are its best qualities? in ~tech

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    I'm on /r/philosophy and have no idea what OP is talking about. At the very least it's not any worse than Reddit as a whole.

    I'm on /r/philosophy and have no idea what OP is talking about. At the very least it's not any worse than Reddit as a whole.

  11. Comment on As of October 2021 what is in your opinion the best Reddit alternative and why? What are its best qualities? in ~tech

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    Is it actually gone?

    Is it actually gone?

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  12. Comment on The video game review process is broken. It’s bad for readers, writers and games. in ~games

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    Very good article with a sensible main thesis that is hard to argue against. If a reviewer has no time to experience a game in full, his article will no doubt be negatively impacted. Preview...

    Very good article with a sensible main thesis that is hard to argue against. If a reviewer has no time to experience a game in full, his article will no doubt be negatively impacted. Preview copies must be delivered much sooner.

    Google’s search engine takes a lot of factors into account, but I doubt it has any perspective on the artfulness of a much-agonized-over introductory paragraph. The system rewards speed.

    That's a bit off topic, but I personally don't care at all for artful introductions, and often skip them. I'm very sorry, but I don't read journalism for its artfulness. If you got some beautiful prose to show off, do it while you're conveying information. For artfulness, I'd rather read fiction. Sorry :(

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  13. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Lately, Netflix has been killing it with their true crime series, and Bad Sports is no different. Every episode features a different story about crime and sports. The first episode, match fixing...

    Lately, Netflix has been killing it with their true crime series, and Bad Sports is no different. Every episode features a different story about crime and sports. The first episode, match fixing on the NCAA. In the second, a HUGE drug dealer uses all his money to fund his car racing career. In the third they cover the huge referee coercion by Juventus manager in 2006 that basically took down the entire Italian soccer. As usually, nothing fancy or super intelectual. Just good, entertaining journalism with no sensationalism.

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

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    I bought this game ages ago, but never really got in the mood, so to speak. I was coming from WoW and GW2 seemed... floaty. There was probably some input lag going on too. The game felt bland,...

    I bought this game ages ago, but never really got in the mood, so to speak. I was coming from WoW and GW2 seemed... floaty. There was probably some input lag going on too. The game felt bland, colorless. I came back later only to discover that it had just become more complex and required the purchase expansions, gems, whatever. Didn't like the story either. IDK. I don't have a gamer PC anymore, otherwise I'd try it out with you guys.

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  15. Comment on As of October 2021 what is in your opinion the best Reddit alternative and why? What are its best qualities? in ~tech

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    An honest question: why do we need a Reddit alternative? Would it be feasible at all to have the good without the bad? Maybe we need something different instead. And maybe it'd be good if certain...

    An honest question: why do we need a Reddit alternative? Would it be feasible at all to have the good without the bad? Maybe we need something different instead. And maybe it'd be good if certain things were not online at all. Just saying.

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  16. Comment on Last year I started reading a physical newspaper in ~life

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    IDK. I used to buy newspapers on Sundays, and enjoyed reading throughout the week. Carried it out everywhere like the old man I am. I enjoyed the medium, the presentation, as well as the content....

    IDK. I used to buy newspapers on Sundays, and enjoyed reading throughout the week. Carried it out everywhere like the old man I am.

    I enjoyed the medium, the presentation, as well as the content. There are no intrusive ads, no comments, no autoplayed videos, and (maybe most importantly) no Whatsapp, no notifications, and no other tabs. Frankly, some of my country's newspapers are beautiful, at least to my old-man-eyes.

    Sunday papers are usually really thick, with news from the previous week and special coverages. I stopped buying because national newspapers became too polarized for me to trust them, but if I find that that is not the case anymore I'll resume that habit. It's a very practical way to get a good grasp of the events of the country and world. And I do find it is much harder to concentrate using screens.

    The author may have been overly overly positive, but I really think there’s much to gain by reading news in print.

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  17. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    That was a great Stephen King. Much like Queens Gambit, I wouldn't call it exceptional, but rather a highly competent and entertaining version of some well known tropes. In this case, alternate...

    I finished 11.22.63

    That was a great Stephen King. Much like Queens Gambit, I wouldn't call it exceptional, but rather a highly competent and entertaining version of some well known tropes. In this case, alternate history tropes. Including the ending.

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