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  1. Comment on Tinnitus is making me crazy in ~health

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    Something that you may want to look at is that you could be producing a bunch of earwax, and it became impacted. Would explain why it was aggravated in the past month, and a doctor could flush it...

    Something that you may want to look at is that you could be producing a bunch of earwax, and it became impacted. Would explain why it was aggravated in the past month, and a doctor could flush it out relatively easy. Over the counter hydrogen peroxide drops could help as well, but best to get a medical opinion.

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  2. Comment on How has the pandemic changed you? in ~talk

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    The big one is my health anxiety went all over the map for a bit. I think I have it mostly under control now, sorted out what's a digestive issue, what's a muscle issue, sorted the UTI for now and...

    The big one is my health anxiety went all over the map for a bit. I think I have it mostly under control now, sorted out what's a digestive issue, what's a muscle issue, sorted the UTI for now and that ache in my foot is most likely an ingrown toenail and not me having broken my foot without my knowledge. Little stuff like that.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Walmart to pay 100% of college tuition and books for associates in ~finance

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    I'm taking classes right now for a union deal, it's a specific out of state community college, but that's the deal that they have because they are using pre-written coursework with open standards...

    I'm taking classes right now for a union deal, it's a specific out of state community college, but that's the deal that they have because they are using pre-written coursework with open standards and resources, so they can have a better handle on costs.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Activision Blizzard sued by California over ‘frat boy’ culture in ~games

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    Response to Response as an open letter from Blizzard Staff to management and various media. https://www.polygon.com/22594765/activision-blizzard-open-letter-harassment-lawsuit

    Response to Response as an open letter from Blizzard Staff to management and various media.

    To the Leaders of Activision Blizzard,

    We, the undersigned, agree that the statements from Activision Blizzard, Inc. and their legal counsel regarding the DFEH lawsuit, as well as the subsequent internal statement from Frances Townsend, are abhorrent and insulting to all that we believe our company should stand for. To put it clearly and unequivocally, our values as employees are not accurately reflected in the words and actions of our leadership.

    We believe these statements have damaged our ongoing quest for equality inside and outside of our industry. Categorizing the claims that have been made as “distorted, and in many cases false” creates a company atmosphere that disbelieves victims. It also casts doubt on our organizations’ ability to hold abusers accountable for their actions and foster a safe environment for victims to come forward in the future. These statements make it clear that our leadership is not putting our values first. Immediate corrections are needed from the highest level of our organization.

    Our company executives have claimed that actions will be taken to protect us, but in the face of legal action — and the troubling official responses that followed — we no longer trust that our leaders will place employee safety above their own interests. To claim this is a “truly meritless and irresponsible lawsuit,” while seeing so many current and former employees speak out about their own experiences regarding harassment and abuse, is simply unacceptable.

    We call for official statements that recognize the seriousness of these allegations and demonstrate compassion for victims of harassment and assault. We call on Frances Townsend to stand by her word to step down as Executive Sponsor of the ABK Employee Women’s Network as a result of the damaging nature of her statement. We call on the executive leadership team to work with us on new and meaningful efforts that ensure employees — as well as our community — have a safe place to speak out and come forward.

    We stand with all our friends, teammates, and colleagues, as well as the members of our dedicated community, who have experienced mistreatment or harassment of any kind. We will not be silenced, we will not stand aside, and we will not give up until the company we love is a workplace we can all feel proud to be a part of again. We will be the change.

    https://www.polygon.com/22594765/activision-blizzard-open-letter-harassment-lawsuit

    13 votes
  5. Comment on Recommend me a small SBC! in ~comp

  6. Comment on Tuvix will never die in ~tv

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    It's been a while since I saw the episode, but to my understanding, there wasn't a clock on Tuvix being unable to be broken down back into Tuvok and Neelix, so Janeway forcing the procedure seemed...

    It's been a while since I saw the episode, but to my understanding, there wasn't a clock on Tuvix being unable to be broken down back into Tuvok and Neelix, so Janeway forcing the procedure seemed odd. I get Tuvok and Neelix don't get a vote on whether Tuvix dies so they can live, but they could also inherit the trauma of separation or could prefer life merged for all we know. You get an extra body around for survival situations, but Tuvix seemed to better than the sum of his parts socially, and about the same professionally, with the disadvantage of not being able to run the mess and security at the same time.

    The reason given is that Kes couldn't deal, which implies that Janeway couldn't deal, and the crew didn't value Tuvix as much as their friends, or valued chain of command more than either.

    We really don't get any follow-up with Tuvok or Neelix after the experience as well, which I think would have gone a way to flesh out how they were taking all this.

    8 votes
  7. Comment on Star Trek San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2021 teasers in ~tv

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    YouTube links for Teasers, article embeds should be internationally available. Prodigy - https://youtu.be/987jSJZQxTs Lower Decks - https://youtu.be/IxdKo0eXUKY Prodigy looks like it could be in...

    YouTube links for Teasers, article embeds should be internationally available.

    Prodigy - https://youtu.be/987jSJZQxTs
    Lower Decks - https://youtu.be/IxdKo0eXUKY

    Prodigy looks like it could be in the vein of Star Wars' Clone Wars spinoff. Lower Decks is a riot and the security chief looks like he will fit right in.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Marble League 2021 in ~sports

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    The Qualifiers, Friendly Round, and Opening Ceremonies have completed and are all in the playlist. Of note is that there is a officially licensed tie in video game this year. It looks pretty fun...

    The Qualifiers, Friendly Round, and Opening Ceremonies have completed and are all in the playlist.

    Of note is that there is a officially licensed tie in video game this year. It looks pretty fun as far as sports managers go. There appears to be some interactive elements as well, which may be a bit controversial, but it's intending to sell the athletic experience as well as coaching, so I think it has to cover that as well.
    https://youtu.be/c9Bs2IxLbMo

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    Finished my spec script for the Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship, it's a Rick and Morty episode where Rick gets kicked out of the house and ends up at a dive bar with a bunch of other Ricks kicked...

    Finished my spec script for the Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship, it's a Rick and Morty episode where Rick gets kicked out of the house and ends up at a dive bar with a bunch of other Ricks kicked out of their houses, and also Jerry is there. I have no chance in hell, but it was an accomplishment to get something done.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Steam Deck - Valve's Switch-style portable gaming PC, starting at $399 USD and shipping in December 2021 in ~games

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    Thank you very much for the insight. If I get a spare moment and feel like opening up that project again, I will definitely keep you posted on what comes out of it.

    Thank you very much for the insight. If I get a spare moment and feel like opening up that project again, I will definitely keep you posted on what comes out of it.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Steam Deck - Valve's Switch-style portable gaming PC, starting at $399 USD and shipping in December 2021 in ~games

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    I was able to put in a reservation for a 64GB one just an hour ago, so you might be in luck if you haven't already gotten one.

    I was able to put in a reservation for a 64GB one just an hour ago, so you might be in luck if you haven't already gotten one.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Steam Deck - Valve's Switch-style portable gaming PC, starting at $399 USD and shipping in December 2021 in ~games

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    It can run just fine on newer devices, you can try Humble's Demo here, but it would only take Mouse Controls, and I haven't the faintest idea how to translate that to touch.

    It can run just fine on newer devices, you can try Humble's Demo here, but it would only take Mouse Controls, and I haven't the faintest idea how to translate that to touch.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Steam Deck - Valve's Switch-style portable gaming PC, starting at $399 USD and shipping in December 2021 in ~games

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    Hope so, I would kill for a portable version and got into Android hacking to specifically try and run this game on my phone. (It hasn't been going so hot as of late, but Box86 looks pretty promising.)

    Hope so, I would kill for a portable version and got into Android hacking to specifically try and run this game on my phone. (It hasn't been going so hot as of late, but Box86 looks pretty promising.)

    3 votes