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  1. Comment on It’s not enough for J.K. Rowling to say her characters are queer. Show it to us. in ~lgbt

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    Well damn. I've never heard of any of this. Thank you.

    Well damn. I've never heard of any of this.

    Thank you.

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  2. Comment on It’s not enough for J.K. Rowling to say her characters are queer. Show it to us. in ~lgbt

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    Does anybody actually feel like she reaps any kudos from it? I think the most positive thing I've heard a person say about it is that it's good to have a famous person that made a thing you like...

    On a more cynical note, she gets to reap the kudos for including LGBT characters in her books without taking the risk of actually including LGBT characters in her books. That's just cheating.

    Does anybody actually feel like she reaps any kudos from it? I think the most positive thing I've heard a person say about it is that it's good to have a famous person that made a thing you like show support for a community that you may be a part of, but that's not exactly high praise. There are dozens of other celebrities around who do the same in ways that have more substance. It feels like low effort pandering to me.

    Love your username, by the way. Two of my favorite things.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Google Stadia Hands-On in ~games

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    To add: The tested setup was 1080p30fps on a 200mbps connection. Extrapolate a little, and that's ridiculous amounts of bandwidth required for the refresh rates and resolutions that a good VR...

    To add: The tested setup was 1080p30fps on a 200mbps connection. Extrapolate a little, and that's ridiculous amounts of bandwidth required for the refresh rates and resolutions that a good VR experience requires. Even if you completely discount the latency, just getting the bandwidth to do anything VR-like will be very difficult for most users.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~science

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    There are no things to see in my dreams, only having seen them anyway. When I recall a memory of having seen something, the thing that my brain stores isn't an image, but a description of an...

    There are no things to see in my dreams, only having seen them anyway.

    When I recall a memory of having seen something, the thing that my brain stores isn't an image, but a description of an image. What is the object I am looking at, what colors does it have, what is it's function, how is it located compared to the rest of the objects I can currently see, is it bigger or smaller than such an object would normally be, is there anything unusual about it, and so on. Sometimes I forget details that my brain didn't think were important or noteworthy. It's not an image getting harder to recall, but Items on the list of properties disappearing over time.

    When I dream, it's the same experience of visual memory - of knowing a description of an object that I saw - but without being able to see it, because there are no mental pictures to see. When I try to remember my dreams later, it feels the same to me as if I saw the thing, although I realize that I didn't because it was a dream.

    I'm very fascinated with people who have lucid dreams (dreams where you realize that you're dreaming). Most of the methods for inducing them seem to somehow involve focusing on the things you can see in your dream and recognizing that you're dreaming because they're subtly wrong. "Focus on the things you see" is a completely alien concept to dream me, though. There are no things to see in my dreams, only having seen them anyway.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~science

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    I am very aphantasic. I'm also very interested in if it eventually ends up being classified as a disorder or not. Ended up talking about this with a friend whom I know has a very visually oriented...

    It rides that line between typical neurological variability and neurological disorder.

    I am very aphantasic. I'm also very interested in if it eventually ends up being classified as a disorder or not.

    Ended up talking about this with a friend whom I know has a very visually oriented brain. They asked me what my imagination is like if it doesn't use images. My description of my thoughts and imagination ("constant multi-layered monologue with accompanying soundtrack") was just as alien to them, as their description ("movie or a slideshow with an occasional rush of feelings attached") was to me.

    Neither of us feel like we're deficient in any ways - from a sample size of one, it's very easy to assume that what your brain does is what all brains must do - to me, it's just a way that brains can be fascinatingly and radically different.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~science

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    (Not that guy, but similar experiences) I remember and imagine images in sounds and words, most of the time. The other senses are "normal" though. For sight, there's no pictures, but more like...

    (Not that guy, but similar experiences)

    I remember and imagine images in sounds and words, most of the time. The other senses are "normal" though.

    For sight, there's no pictures, but more like relationships between objects I have seen. My brain would remember seeing a hut on top of a cliff as a description of the hut on the cliff. Almost like narrating a (rather boring but usually accurate) book. "It was a small hut. made of wood and painted red, on top of a grey cliff with white markings on it. It was raining that day".

    On the other hand, the other senses are more or less an accurate representation of what they feel like to me. Especially sounds.

    My brain is very much an audio machine and not a video machine.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Nvidia Announces Jetson Nano Dev Kit & Board: X1 for $99 in ~tech

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    Man, that is one cool little thing. I have absolutely no uses for an embedded GPU system. But I hope someone has.

    Man, that is one cool little thing.

    I have absolutely no uses for an embedded GPU system. But I hope someone has.

  8. Comment on What do you think will be the next big innovation to smart phones? in ~tech

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    Thanks for the write-up! The main things I look for is size (smaller is better, I have small hands and I like using my phone one-handed), battery life, and camera quality, In that order of...

    Thanks for the write-up!

    The main things I look for is size (smaller is better, I have small hands and I like using my phone one-handed), battery life, and camera quality, In that order of importance. Which means... well, phones all universally suck now, in my opinion. Yeah, the expensive ones are great cameras, but I hate pretty much everything about the physical design of phones from the last 4-5 years or so. They're all way too big for my preferences. I would honestly like to just not own a smartphone, if it was an option, but sadly it isn't for me.

    I'm currently using a Galaxy S4 Mini, and I haven't found a smartphone yet that fits my needs better. I've been eyeing the iPhone SE, but I'm not really a fan of having to rely on Apple for updates - I can flash and update the S4 myself, that's not possible on an iPhone.

    Been looking a lot at the Folder. I can live with the meh-at-best camera. The S4 Mini doesn't exactly have a brilliant camera either, and that serves my purposes alright. Not having a jack kind of kills the Folder for me though. Shame. They're really cool looking devices - I'd love to be the guy owning a flip phone in 2019.

  9. Comment on Death of the Calorie in ~food

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    It wasn't disagreement. Sorry if it came across as that. More of an emphasis thing. I think it's important to emphasize that spending more calories than you gain is weight loss. and that the most...

    It wasn't disagreement. Sorry if it came across as that. More of an emphasis thing.

    I think it's important to emphasize that spending more calories than you gain is weight loss. and that the most effective way to do that is to eat less. Lots of people think they can exercise their way to a healthy weight, but for most people that's just not feasible. The hard part of losing weight is finding a way to run a caloric deficit that doesn't kill you psychologically in the long run.

    I've found the exact opposite of your advice to be true for me. My main obstacle when losing weight is that I think counting calories is a huge hassle. I'm much better at dealing with hunger than I am at being consistent in counting, so what works for me is eating fewer meals and then making sure I count those properly.

  10. Comment on Inside the 'shitposting' subculture the alleged Christchurch shooter belonged to in ~tech

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    I think there was a point where it was sincere ironic jokes (a bunch of the other forums I used to frequent in the late 00's had similar jokes, and there it was definitely ironic because we all...

    I think there was a point where it was sincere ironic jokes (a bunch of the other forums I used to frequent in the late 00's had similar jokes, and there it was definitely ironic because we all knew roughly what each others actual stances on the topics were), but that point was passed a long time ago.

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  11. Comment on Kurzgesagt's "Trust" video may have been a preemptive move to avoid criticism. in ~misc

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    My bad. Fair points you're making then.

    My bad. Fair points you're making then.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    I'm not surprised by the negative association, I'm surprised that it stops people recommending it to others. People who use Reddit know that it's a big gathering of different communities of...

    If the majority of articles about Reddit are talking about teh hate campaigns like gamergate or fake news conspiracies like Qanon and pizzagate, it shouldn't be surprising that the site is associated with hateful ideas. It also only takes looking at one front page post that includes a black person or woman to see a slew of sexist or racist messages upvoted to the top.

    I'm not surprised by the negative association, I'm surprised that it stops people recommending it to others. People who use Reddit know that it's a big gathering of different communities of varying sizes and qualities, which is the whole reason it's worth using in the first place.

    I have definitely in the past recommended it with something like "It's great if you're willing to block the defaults and search for things you actually want to see.", but that's still a recommendation.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    Huh. Interesting. Very nice of you to post the source as well - it's a shockingly high proportion of the user base who feel that way, in my opinion. But I'm also probably not Reddit's 'average'...

    Huh. Interesting.

    Very nice of you to post the source as well - it's a shockingly high proportion of the user base who feel that way, in my opinion. But I'm also probably not Reddit's 'average' user, I mostly frequent smaller niche subs.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    Is this true? Is it a US thing? I feel like Reddit is mostly just unknown outside of the US. Obviously it has a lot of traffic, but outside of the nerdier demographics who spend a lot of time on...

    Reddit's own user surveys in the past have shown that Reddit's own users don't want to tell their friends about the site because of the hugely negative stigma that it has.

    Is this true? Is it a US thing?

    I feel like Reddit is mostly just unknown outside of the US. Obviously it has a lot of traffic, but outside of the nerdier demographics who spend a lot of time on the internet, it's basically unheard of. Never heard a bad thing about it because I never hear a thing about it period.

    9 votes
  15. Comment on Death of the Calorie in ~food

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    There's a bunch of other secondary choices that can help or hinder in cutting calories, but it will lead to weight loss eventually if you keep going. Obviously you're right, there are lots of...

    I feel like the idea of "If you are not losing weight then keep cutting more calories until you are" is a tad misleading.

    There's a bunch of other secondary choices that can help or hinder in cutting calories, but it will lead to weight loss eventually if you keep going.

    Obviously you're right, there are lots of different approaches (cutting out carbs in general and sugars in particular works well for a lot of people), but saying that it's misleading when it's literally the one rule that's guaranteed to be true for everyone is... well, also misleading.

    7 votes
  16. Comment on Kurzgesagt's "Trust" video may have been a preemptive move to avoid criticism. in ~misc

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    Isn't the literature section English Lit or US Lit or something like that, or am I misremembering it?

    Isn't the literature section English Lit or US Lit or something like that, or am I misremembering it?

  17. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    I feel like Reddit has turned too heavily in the direction of wanting to be a social network. Isn't that why we're here, and not there?

    The question is if reddit will become another Digg and fall into irrelevancy (a viable option, as reddit is mostly browsed by tech people, at least in my country) due to those changes, or if it will be able to make the jump and become a "legitimate" social network.

    I feel like Reddit has turned too heavily in the direction of wanting to be a social network. Isn't that why we're here, and not there?

    10 votes
  18. Comment on What do you think will be the next big innovation to smart phones? in ~tech

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    Holy shit, a person who owns a Galaxy Folder. I've been looking at getting one for a while now because of the design. I don't use my phone for much besides texting, messaging apps and calling...

    Holy shit, a person who owns a Galaxy Folder.

    I've been looking at getting one for a while now because of the design. I don't use my phone for much besides texting, messaging apps and calling people, so I don't really care for modern phone features. At the same time there are some apps I use a lot, so I can't go full dumbphone either even though I'd like to. The design intrigues me.

    Can I like, interview/interrogate you on it? How is the experience?

  19. Comment on Do you think school uniforms should be in all American/Canadian schools? in ~talk

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    Is creating a sense of community (even if "cultish") in schools a bad thing though? I feel like one of the main problems today is how fractured we are culturally because everyone lives inside...

    Is creating a sense of community (even if "cultish") in schools a bad thing though?

    I feel like one of the main problems today is how fractured we are culturally because everyone lives inside their own little bubble. If uniforms are something to bond over, I don't think that's a bad thing.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on What are thoughts on image-only groups similar to subreddits like quityourbullshit, me_irl, inceltears etc in ~tildes

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    Is there anything wrong with the old school "link to an external image host in your post" method that's been used since the dawn of time? I don't think image-only posts would add anything - you...

    Is there anything wrong with the old school "link to an external image host in your post" method that's been used since the dawn of time?

    I don't think image-only posts would add anything - you can still link images if you feel like your post needs them, they just can't be the only content.

    2 votes