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  1. Comment on Political discussion here seems to be really bad. Is it even possible for it to be good? in ~tildes

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    Many people that engage in political discussions are deeply entrenched in a particular world view. They unconsciously favor information that confirm this world view, and consider anything that...

    Many people that engage in political discussions are deeply entrenched in a particular world view. They unconsciously favor information that confirm this world view, and consider anything that goes against it as a manifestation of bias. The only opinions that are not biased are the ones that agree with them.

    In other words, politics is an emotionally charged subject that is frequently discussed by people that fails to acknowledge their own emotions.

    I don’t s think any forum mechanics can solve this problem.

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  2. Comment on What are your favorite fun/happy facts? in ~talk

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    You gotta do what you gotta do...

    You gotta do what you gotta do...

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  3. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 8 in ~health.coronavirus

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    YouTube now shows me a session of covid related videos right on top of the interface both on PS4 and on my smart TV. IDK wether everyone got that or if my mother watched a bunch of covid videos on...

    YouTube now shows me a session of covid related videos right on top of the interface both on PS4 and on my smart TV. IDK wether everyone got that or if my mother watched a bunch of covid videos on my profile, but I’m bombarded with depressing news every time I want to relax watching silly videos.

    I’m now watching a bunch of random stuff just to “trick” YouTube's algorithm into removing the covid section.

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  4. Comment on What are your favorite fun/happy facts? in ~talk

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    You may think you saw your dog have an erection, but you’re probably wrong. A dogs full erection is a sight to be seen and honestly quite humbly. A blue whale's penis is longer than a human being...

    You may think you saw your dog have an erection, but you’re probably wrong. A dogs full erection is a sight to be seen and honestly quite humbly.

    A blue whale's penis is longer than a human being – 10 feet (3 meters).

    The tortoise penis is a large disgusting pulsating bulb when “erect”. Don’t Google it (I know you will).

    I’m not sure these facts are happy, but I find them amusing.

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

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    And to be frank, I cannot think of a single video game that I find actually funny, with the possible exception of some SNES RPGs (which were more amusing than funny anyway). Games usually fail...

    And to be frank, I cannot think of a single video game that I find actually funny, with the possible exception of some SNES RPGs (which were more amusing than funny anyway). Games usually fail hard when it comes to comedy and storytelling as a whole. If you removed the button-pushing no one would watch it.

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

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    In Portuguese derivative (“derivativo”) is used for works that are excessively referential or that are failed attempts at parody.

    In Portuguese derivative (“derivativo”) is used for works that are excessively referential or that are failed attempts at parody.

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  7. Comment on YouTube has banned all conspiracy theory videos falsely linking coronavirus symptoms to 5G networks in ~tech

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    I mean what would happen if I lived on the planet Mars – would I get cancer from the radiation?

    I mean what would happen if I lived on the planet Mars – would I get cancer from the radiation?

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

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    I wonder if having been exposed to 80s Mad Max, 90s Fallout and a whole bunch of dystopian narratives in multiple media contributed for me to regard Borderlands lore and characters as extremely...

    I wonder if having been exposed to 80s Mad Max, 90s Fallout and a whole bunch of dystopian narratives in multiple media contributed for me to regard Borderlands lore and characters as extremely derivative, uninspired and unfunny.

    Are you a young person by any chance?

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  9. Comment on Impossible dilemma? World watches Italy as businesses plead to return to work in ~finance

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    It is. But this one drew my interest as a logic nerd.

    It is. But this one drew my interest as a logic nerd.

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

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    Portal 2 is awesome.

    Portal 2 is awesome.

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  12. Comment on YouTube has banned all conspiracy theory videos falsely linking coronavirus symptoms to 5G networks in ~tech

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    What about living unprotected on Mars's surface? That oughta do it, right?

    What about living unprotected on Mars's surface? That oughta do it, right?

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

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    I never really liked Borderlands. The lore and characters felt like some generic wasteland parody, I never laughed at a single joke. I don't like how the shooting feels. I don't like the pacing...

    I never really liked Borderlands. The lore and characters felt like some generic wasteland parody, I never laughed at a single joke. I don't like how the shooting feels. I don't like the pacing and the stats did not make sense.

    Then I played Borderlands 2 with my friends, the dialogue muted and giving zero fucks about anything (except guns and skills). And I realized it's a pretty fun game. Tried single player again: still sucks.

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

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    Yesterday I started playing Final Fantasy XV on the PS4, inspired by the buzz about the remake of FFVII. I'm usually not patient enough for RPG, but after playing Path of Exile this game seems the...

    Yesterday I started playing Final Fantasy XV on the PS4, inspired by the buzz about the remake of FFVII. I'm usually not patient enough for RPG, but after playing Path of Exile this game seems the simplest, most relaxing thing in the world. All the friendly and emotional interactions really make me feel less alone. This game is really heartwarming once you get in the mood.

    I'm 12 hours in already.

    The combat is nice, but frequently confusing and for the wrong reasons. Sometimes I literally cannot distinguish my character on the screen because there's too much going on, and combats under heavy vegetation are a guarantee to be covered trees.

    It's also a load fest! One must play this game with a smartphone handy because you will stare at the screen motionless for long minutes. I even have a PS4 Pro, but the issue here is reading times. I wish I had an SSD.

    The car travels are so boring and uneventful that negate all the advantages of an open-world.

    And why does every little thing requires at least 3 seconds to happen? To eat something there is: 1 second of black screen, one beautiful (and totally unnecessary) image of what I ate, one random comment about the food, one beautiful screen showing all the stats that we gained (which requires confirmation), 1 fade to black, 1 fade back to characters? FUCK! Are Japanese like the most patient people in the world? The word "bureaucratic" comes to mind.

    Still liking it for now. Chocobos make a lot of difference.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Impossible dilemma? World watches Italy as businesses plead to return to work in ~finance

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    Of course. I merely found it amusing how the author made an evidently false statement to make for a headline.

    Of course. I merely found it amusing how the author made an evidently false statement to make for a headline.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Impossible dilemma? World watches Italy as businesses plead to return to work in ~finance

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    Interesting title, since dilemmas are certainly possible to be solved by simply picking a side. They must be thinking about paradoxes. From a logical point of view, this is actually a false...

    Interesting title, since dilemmas are certainly possible to be solved by simply picking a side. They must be thinking about paradoxes.

    From a logical point of view, this is actually a false dilemma. There are more options than reopening everything or keeping everything shut down. How about making a case by case analysis, reopening only selected factories of the most essential sectors? You know, those that would cause more harm closed than open?

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  17. Comment on YouTube has banned all conspiracy theory videos falsely linking coronavirus symptoms to 5G networks in ~tech

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    So microwave ovens causing cancer are also a myth?

    So microwave ovens causing cancer are also a myth?

  18. Comment on What’s a safe way to discard a almost full can of lighter fluid that’s way past expiration date? in ~misc

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    That'd be pretty cool but I'd rather live :P The can is still my closet. But you gave me an idea: I think I'll just drop it off at the Fire Department. They must know what to do.

    It'll make a really cool fireball, probably ten feet high. Make sure there's no dry grass or trees nearby.

    That'd be pretty cool but I'd rather live :P

    The can is still my closet. But you gave me an idea: I think I'll just drop it off at the Fire Department. They must know what to do.

  19. Comment on What’s a safe way to discard a almost full can of lighter fluid that’s way past expiration date? in ~misc

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    Yeah... we don’t have that here at all :(

    Yeah... we don’t have that here at all :(

  20. Comment on What’s a safe way to discard a almost full can of lighter fluid that’s way past expiration date? in ~misc

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    Yes, that's what the instructions say!

    Yes, that's what the instructions say!