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  1. Comment on Men Cause 100% of Unwanted Pregnancies in ~misc

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    Using a value like "100%" on a statistical assessment is a great way to quickly lose my interest. I'm very intolerant to lack of nuance.

    Using a value like "100%" on a statistical assessment is a great way to quickly lose my interest. I'm very intolerant to lack of nuance.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Westworld III - HBO 2020 in ~tv

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    Westworld is a mystery story more than anything. In my opinion, it made the mistake of revealing way too much in the first two seasons. There's a limit to the number of turns and twists you can...

    Westworld is a mystery story more than anything. In my opinion, it made the mistake of revealing way too much in the first two seasons. There's a limit to the number of turns and twists you can have without losing credibility. Soap operas thrive in the absurd, but Westworld sells itself as serious drama. And it's running out of options.

  3. Comment on Why every cyclist needs a pool noodle in ~hobbies

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    I have been cycling regularly for about 10 years both as a sport and as a means of transportation in a big city. Never been hit. It is possible that a pool noodle makes cyclists safer, mostly...

    I have been cycling regularly for about 10 years both as a sport and as a means of transportation in a big city. Never been hit. It is possible that a pool noodle makes cyclists safer, mostly because it makes your boundaries more visible. AFAIK the article provides no data on the effectivity of the noodle. Personally? I think it's silly. My bicycle doesn't even have a place for it. You're pretty visible during the day already. At night, a bunch of lights in the right places will make you a lot safer. And always use a helmet. A flexible piece of foam? Nah. I don't buy it. Just my two cents.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Why every cyclist needs a pool noodle in ~hobbies

    mrbig Link Parent
    looks dumb :P
    • looks dumb :P
    3 votes
  5. Comment on What are your thoughts on Minecraft? in ~games

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    Thanks! Sadly my bank account is 100% off right now :(

    Thanks! Sadly my bank account is 100% off right now :(

    5 votes
  6. Comment on What are your thoughts on Minecraft? in ~games

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    I’m aware of that... I’m a patient gamer ;)

    I’m aware of that... I’m a patient gamer ;)

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What are your thoughts on Minecraft? in ~games

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    A nice game, but a bit overpriced. At least on consoles. I’m waiting for the price to halve. Might take a while :P

    A nice game, but a bit overpriced. At least on consoles. I’m waiting for the price to halve. Might take a while :P

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Game of Thrones petition: 500,000 demand series eight remake in ~tv

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    Sorry dude :/

    Sorry dude :/

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Game of Thrones petition: 500,000 demand series eight remake in ~tv

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    That's weak logic: you're just transferring the hardship of writing to another link in the chain, where writing remains hard as fuck.

    That's weak logic: you're just transferring the hardship of writing to another link in the chain, where writing remains hard as fuck.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Game of Thrones petition: 500,000 demand series eight remake in ~tv

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    Yep. Story editing can be harder than story writing.

    Yep. Story editing can be harder than story writing.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Game of Thrones petition: 500,000 demand series eight remake in ~tv

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    Writer and screenwriter here. This sentence is absurd: writing is hard as fuck.

    Writing is not that hard

    Writer and screenwriter here. This sentence is absurd: writing is hard as fuck.

    35 votes
  12. Comment on Which anime would you guys recommend for someone who just started watching anime? in ~anime

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    It would help if you shared the kind of movies an TV shows that you like.

    It would help if you shared the kind of movies an TV shows that you like.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Shovel Knight - Treasure Trove 50% off on all platforms before the final update (King of Cards + Showdown) and price increase in ~games

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    I love these games. They also make me wanna kill myself.

    I love these games. They also make me wanna kill myself.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on HBO Chernobyl miniseries discussion in ~tv

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    Time for some Pirate Bay to pay as much as they want for cable.

    Time for some Pirate Bay to pay as much as they want for cable.

  15. Comment on What's an important life lesson that you learned far later than you should have? in ~talk

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    Break ups are hard for everyone. But understanding they're an almost unavoidable part of being an adult helps put things in perspective. Hope you're well, my friend.

    Break ups are hard for everyone. But understanding they're an almost unavoidable part of being an adult helps put things in perspective. Hope you're well, my friend.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on What's an important life lesson that you learned far later than you should have? in ~talk

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    Ending a relationship is not the end of the world. I spent a lot of time both being and making other people miserable because of the silly notion that I should "stick with it", even with...

    Ending a relationship is not the end of the world. I spent a lot of time both being and making other people miserable because of the silly notion that I should "stick with it", even with everything pointing to the contrary.

    Related to that, Freakanomics taught me that, if you must give up, then you should give up early. Time spent on something you shouldn't be doing is a huge opportunity cost. This is not the same as making harsh decisions: do weigh things carefully and rationally, but, once you've combed all the data, don't waste any time because you're ashamed to tell people you're starting over. Just go ahead and do it.

    12 votes
  17. Comment on Asset declaration to be made compulsory for all lawmakers, says PM Mahathir in ~news

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    This is the case here in Brazil. Not that our politicians are super honest because of that, they find all kinds of ways to circumvent the law.

    This is the case here in Brazil. Not that our politicians are super honest because of that, they find all kinds of ways to circumvent the law.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Rage 2 uses my birth defect as a crude shorthand for mutant freak in ~games

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    The opposite is also common, with beauty of a certain kind simbolizing evil. Examples: Sleeping Beauty’s witch, Hella (Ragnarok), the femme fatales from film noir etc

    The opposite is also common, with beauty of a certain kind simbolizing evil. Examples: Sleeping Beauty’s witch, Hella (Ragnarok), the femme fatales from film noir etc

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Which sites do you get your movie news/reviews from? in ~movies

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    I used to like AV Club before it got acquired by whoever owns Kotaku and it became just another blog. Now I don't read anything. The Netflix algorithm and my roommate are my main source of...

    I used to like AV Club before it got acquired by whoever owns Kotaku and it became just another blog. Now I don't read anything. The Netflix algorithm and my roommate are my main source of recommendations. Sometimes I check IMDB ratings, but that's it.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on It’s time to stop referring to maternity leave as “generous” in ~life

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    It's time for maternity leave to be a fucking law in the entire civilized world...

    It's time for maternity leave to be a fucking law in the entire civilized world...

    4 votes