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  1. Comment on Tesla and the State of Michigan makes deal to be able to sell and service vehicles within the state. in ~news

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    This is kind of a big deal, because on one hand, Tesla is no longer shut out of the state due to odd servicing rules, and Michigan recognizes that the law is untenable. On the other hand, the...

    This is kind of a big deal, because on one hand, Tesla is no longer shut out of the state due to odd servicing rules, and Michigan recognizes that the law is untenable.

    On the other hand, the Automotive Industry is kind of a really, really REALLY big deal in these parts, between the GM-Ford-Chrysler triumvirate and the UAW, so this probably means storms a comin'.

  2. Comment on No-money fun ideas? in ~talk

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    May also want to look into Hoopla for multimedia stuff. It can be used on comics, movies, books, audiobooks, tv and music. It's great for catching up with graphic novels IMO since nothing else...

    May also want to look into Hoopla for multimedia stuff. It can be used on comics, movies, books, audiobooks, tv and music. It's great for catching up with graphic novels IMO since nothing else really covers that niche from the Library services

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  3. Comment on Your New Year's Resolution Has Already Failed in ~life

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    Android had a system called Digital Wellness that didn't work so great for me, but changing my Default Browser to Firefox Focus, and having no autocompletes and saved settings between sessions is...

    I also want to use my phone less but that’s not really going that well...

    Android had a system called Digital Wellness that didn't work so great for me, but changing my Default Browser to Firefox Focus, and having no autocompletes and saved settings between sessions is great for not falling down an internet hole. I also dug up a cheap Fire Tablet I have and made that the device in my room. I still use it more than I should, but it's slow and uncomfortable enough to keep me on track.

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  4. Comment on Star Trek: Picard S01E01 - Remembrance in ~tv

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    Not a whole lot to say yet. I'm slightly annoyed that they killed off the one of a kind Daughter of Data character and then it turns out, "nah it's fine, she has a sister" and they know this...

    Not a whole lot to say yet. I'm slightly annoyed that they killed off the one of a kind Daughter of Data character and then it turns out, "nah it's fine, she has a sister" and they know this because an intrinsic part of the hyperscience (that may or may not exist) that they are using is that there's two of them, cause of reasons. But other than that, the tone is interesting in that it's a Star Trek show that's more following a character rather than a ship or a crew. I'm in for at least the rest of the free month.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Why procrastination is about managing emotions, not time in ~life

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    I was gifted as a child, and suspect that I have some attention issues considering I got pneumonia when I started taking Advanced Placement classes in high school from all night session, and when...

    I was gifted as a child, and suspect that I have some attention issues considering I got pneumonia when I started taking Advanced Placement classes in high school from all night session, and when I did go to college, I couldn't really get it together now that I didn't have to be there and would just no show on classes until I went on probation and eventually just dropped out/never re-uped, and even when I showed up on another campus to ask questions, I went into some sort of panic attack or a hard barrier on my actions where I just didn't want to subject myself to that again.

    Long story short, I was on Adderall for a bit and it didn't do a whole lot for me, and I'm haven't seen a doctor about this in a while since nothing really changed the last time I saw one. I have a bit of the same reservations as @asoftbird on medding up again, and am weighing in on whether I should just make piece with trying again and becoming a productive automaton, or if I'm good enough as is as an unproductive lump.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on People go to the library twice as often as they go to the movies. in ~books

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    Just refreshed my card, and Hoopla has made me a comic book fan again.

    Just refreshed my card, and Hoopla has made me a comic book fan again.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Leasing a car. Was previously jumping from used car to used car, so I guess I am now one of the old responsible ones.

    Leasing a car. Was previously jumping from used car to used car, so I guess I am now one of the old responsible ones.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on The Good Place S04E12 - "Patty" in ~tv

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    I think that both problems are the same thing, and without the impending threats of death and harm and no real obligations, you might as well have anything you want.

    I think that both problems are the same thing, and without the impending threats of death and harm and no real obligations, you might as well have anything you want.

  9. Comment on The Good Place S04E12 - "Patty" in ~tv

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    With one series finale left in the tank and the thesis of the Good Place being a meaningless happyland without a way out, I'm going to make a wild jump and saying that the way out is going to be a...

    With one series finale left in the tank and the thesis of the Good Place being a meaningless happyland without a way out, I'm going to make a wild jump and saying that the way out is going to be a big feature of the final episode.

    Also, the Good Place committee are surprisingly duplicitous, maybe the ennui of no consiquences got to them too and that's why they're nowhere near as moral as they should be?

  10. Comment on Rocket League to end support for macOS and Linux in ~games

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    Epic bought Psyonix, so I'm assuming that Epic had some sway in prioritization, and if Epic wanted a Linux version available or to make a push for Linux outside of throwing money at existing...

    Epic bought Psyonix, so I'm assuming that Epic had some sway in prioritization, and if Epic wanted a Linux version available or to make a push for Linux outside of throwing money at existing projects, they would have floated continued Linux development.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on People Make Games travels to Hong Kong to interview Blitzchung, the Hearthstone pro banned by Blizzard last year in ~games

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    The newest thing would be Battlegrounds, which looks interesting in that it's an Autochess that I have an idea what the rules are, but it's not really something that I would consider coming back for

    The newest thing would be Battlegrounds, which looks interesting in that it's an Autochess that I have an idea what the rules are, but it's not really something that I would consider coming back for

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Rocket League to end support for macOS and Linux in ~games

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    They cared about Lutris, which makes me think their deal is that if you want to play Epic Games on Linux, that you have to have to make adjustments to them, and they aren't going to go out of the...

    They cared about Lutris, which makes me think their deal is that if you want to play Epic Games on Linux, that you have to have to make adjustments to them, and they aren't going to go out of the way for you.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Rocket League to end support for macOS and Linux in ~games

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    I'm sure this is going to go over well in the Linux Gaming circles, and it does sort of underline that Epic's support for Linux is only as far as their tools go, and if you want to play Epic Games...

    I'm sure this is going to go over well in the Linux Gaming circles, and it does sort of underline that Epic's support for Linux is only as far as their tools go, and if you want to play Epic Games on a Linux box, they aren't going to be the ones adjusting to your preferences.

    I get it in that a fraction of a platform for an already depreciated listing is a very small number to bug test for, but at the same time, kinda stinks too. Hopefully 3rd party servers become a thing.

    19 votes
  14. Comment on A watershed moment for protein structure prediction in ~science

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    So my understanding is that this builds out of the Folding@Home project, but with a new algorithm that sorts out all of the impossible/junk answers to find the ones that could exist and be helpful...

    So my understanding is that this builds out of the Folding@Home project, but with a new algorithm that sorts out all of the impossible/junk answers to find the ones that could exist and be helpful quicker than the brute force method?

  15. Comment on You must time-travel to any time before 1799 and never come back. Where do you go? in ~talk

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    This changes the meta. You could go back to any point in human history and bring your future germs with you? Even if you die, you could change history by taking a chunk of the population with you.

    This changes the meta. You could go back to any point in human history and bring your future germs with you? Even if you die, you could change history by taking a chunk of the population with you.

  16. Comment on I'm planning to enable the "mark new comments" feature for everyone - any major concerns? in ~tildes.official

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    Just as a offhand thing, It would be nice if we had a quick button on the front page that would "mark all comments as read" to scratch my inbox zero itch if we're making "mark unread comments" as...

    Just as a offhand thing, It would be nice if we had a quick button on the front page that would "mark all comments as read" to scratch my inbox zero itch if we're making "mark unread comments" as a default option.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on How would you kill Hitler? in ~talk

  18. Comment on How would you kill Hitler? in ~talk

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    Start a time travel league where people compete to kill Hitler in the most spectacular way and establish it as the sport of the future.

    Start a time travel league where people compete to kill Hitler in the most spectacular way and establish it as the sport of the future.

    2 votes