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  1. Comment on What's something you're comfortable telling people on the internet that you wouldn't share with people you know in real life? in ~talk

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    Nope. But I'm seeing here it's based on a Stephen King short story. Have you read it:

    Nope. But I'm seeing here it's based on a Stephen King short story. Have you read it:

  2. Comment on What's something you're comfortable telling people on the internet that you wouldn't share with people you know in real life? in ~talk

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    I even use this Chrome extension to ensure Old Reddit at all times.

    I even use this Chrome extension to ensure Old Reddit at all times.

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  3. Comment on What's something you're comfortable telling people on the internet that you wouldn't share with people you know in real life? in ~talk

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    This seems like a wise course of action.

    This seems like a wise course of action.

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  4. Comment on What's something you're comfortable telling people on the internet that you wouldn't share with people you know in real life? in ~talk

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    Yes, I did set the link to Old Reddit. It's a matter of principle.

    Yes, I did set the link to Old Reddit. It's a matter of principle.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What's something you're comfortable telling people on the internet that you wouldn't share with people you know in real life? in ~talk

  6. Comment on What's something you're comfortable telling people on the internet that you wouldn't share with people you know in real life? in ~talk

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    Many things. And not necessarily super-personal stuff. Groups geographically closer to me lack many cultural references and carry many prejudices that my anonymized online communities do not...

    Many things. And not necessarily super-personal stuff. Groups geographically closer to me lack many cultural references and carry many prejudices that my anonymized online communities do not share. Besides, the exact same sentence can have different meanings when uttered under different personas and in different contexts.

    People closer to you tend to draw wider and graver interpretations from the things you say. If I say on Tildes that I'm feeling a bit depressed, I'll probably get some encouragement and useful advice. If I told the same to a family member or posted it on Facebook, the whole thing would blow out of proportion. Some people might call or even come to my house to check up on me.

    There are also interests that, while entirely harmless and not shameful in any sense, are better pursued quietly. I don't want my grandma to know I once asked what was the taste of human meant (answer: pork), or how long would I live if I ate myself starting from the big tow.

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

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    In my case, Lisdexamfetamine (ADHD medication) is crazy effective. Things become clearer, I'm suddenly able to prioritize and can perform even the dullest tasks. This sometimes won't work for...

    In my case, Lisdexamfetamine (ADHD medication) is crazy effective. Things become clearer, I'm suddenly able to prioritize and can perform even the dullest tasks.

    This sometimes won't work for tasks that are overly long or doesn't play to any of my strengths. I agree with the premise of the article: when anxiety settles, I'm paralyzed. This makes it hard to learn new things or undertake entirely new enterprises. I'd be happy to just do the things I'm good already at, but life doesn't work that way.

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

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    That is good. I'm not a saint by any means, but when I am relaxing with a nice game the last thing I want is pointless aggravation.

    That is good. I'm not a saint by any means, but when I am relaxing with a nice game the last thing I want is pointless aggravation.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on How would you kill Hitler? in ~talk

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    I really like this scenario because it is entirely plausible. The Nazi establishment had concrete reasons to fear a communist takeover, both before and during the war. But given that the Allied...

    I really like this scenario because it is entirely plausible. The Nazi establishment had concrete reasons to fear a communist takeover, both before and during the war.

    But given that the Allied Nations would most certainly lose without the Soviet Union, I must conclude that the Communist Coalition would emerge victorious from the conflict. There would be, therefore, no Cold War as we know it — just local counter-revolutionary movements that would be brutally suppressed.

    Long live Arstotzka!

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

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    I did not know about that. I would consider these features detrimental to the experience.

    It's way more toxic on the PC where people can actually type stuff and use their mic

    I did not know about that. I would consider these features detrimental to the experience.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Rocket League to end support for macOS and Linux in ~games

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    Even if they use it sarcastically, they can only manage to be slightly amusing.

    Even if they use it sarcastically, they can only manage to be slightly amusing.

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

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    I run Linux on the desktop and play Rocket League on the PS4. It is, quite literally, the only online multiplayer game I currently enjoy. I love the lack of voice chat and the pre-made phrases...

    I run Linux on the desktop and play Rocket League on the PS4. It is, quite literally, the only online multiplayer game I currently enjoy. I love the lack of voice chat and the pre-made phrases that forces everyone to be nice. It's a healthy, even endearing environment. And it's fun even if you suck at it. I hope this new ownership doesn't ruin it by throwing a bunch of overcomplicated features.

    Silver lining: I don't think Proton would have any trouble to support this game.

    4 votes
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    Last I checked setting up GPU passthrough is not a trivial matter. Am I right in that assumption?

    Last I checked setting up GPU passthrough is not a trivial matter. Am I right in that assumption?

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    Last week I finished the first treatment of a screenplay based on a short story I published here some time ago. Sent it to be registered at my country's copyrighting authority — a legal...
    1. Last week I finished the first treatment of a screenplay based on a short story I published here some time ago. Sent it to be registered at my country's copyrighting authority — a legal requirement to participate in public contests. I think I have a good shot at getting financed.

    2. I'm at the end of the brainstorming phase for a feature-film screenplay project[1] that I will submit to the same public contest. It is called Endless Night, and it's about a couple that will most certainly break-up as soon as the day starts, even though they love each other very much. But somehow their love (or something like that) causes the night to never end, in an unconscious effort to avoid the inevitable end. Things get very crazy and they (and their party guests) end up spending years in this interminable night.

    3. I'm collaborating on a screenplay for a short-film called Drops of Blood, which as a twist to the classic Pact With The Devil trope. It resembles The Omen — but with a lot more gore. This is the third project I will submit to the public contest. Fingers crossed!

    4. I posted on my blog after months of inactivity - a brief analysis/commentary about the movie The Lighthouse. Right now it's only in Portuguese, but I'll translate it to English in the coming days.

    [1] If I win, I get paid to write the screenplay and develop the project, which I can submit for production the next year.

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

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    Yesterday I fired up GTA V after about a month without playing any games. It was so cool and relaxing. GTA V offline is a world where I enjoy simply driving around with no clear goal. It's so safe...

    Yesterday I fired up GTA V after about a month without playing any games. It was so cool and relaxing. GTA V offline is a world where I enjoy simply driving around with no clear goal. It's so safe and cozy. I know "safe and cozy" are weird words to describe GTA, but that's just how I feel.

    When I'm playing, I usually don't care about race, gender, and stuff, but I believe being a black man is a great part of why I love playing as Franklin Clinton so much.

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

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    I wonder if the existence of Proton is disincentivizing some companies to invest in proper Linux ports.

    I wonder if the existence of Proton is disincentivizing some companies to invest in proper Linux ports.

    15 votes
  17. Comment on I've been thinking of retiring. in ~tech

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    Huh. That was unexpected but good for him. I really like his videos, even though they're rarely of any practical use for me. I suppose what he actually means is that he'll stop doing some (or...

    Huh. That was unexpected but good for him. I really like his videos, even though they're rarely of any practical use for me. I suppose what he actually means is that he'll stop doing some (or most) of his activities. Linus is too hyper to fully retire at the age of 33.

    Update: okay, he's crying now. DON'T MAKE ME CRY, LINUS. THAT WAS NOT THE DEAL!

    6 votes
  18. Comment on If you could experience anything in the past what would it be? in ~talk

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    Not exactly. The word is actually bóia. Where I live we pronounce it "literally" (we read the acute accent), so it's a very open o (impossible to convey), while some southern states use a more...

    Not exactly. The word is actually bóia. Where I live we pronounce it "literally" (we read the acute accent), so it's a very open o (impossible to convey), while some southern states use a more closed o.

    I never considered learning Phonetic because my English pronunciation is acceptable, and I tend to learn by watching movies and such. But it's certainly useful.

  19. Comment on What Americans Know About the Holocaust: fewer than half can correctly answer multiple-choice questions about the number of Jews who were murdered or the way Adolf Hitler came to power in ~humanities

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    This reminded me of how, years ago, some comedy-reporters used to "ambush" politicians in Brazilia to ask tricky questions about geography and demographics. Most got it wrong, and the show framed...

    This reminded me of how, years ago, some comedy-reporters used to "ambush" politicians in Brazilia to ask tricky questions about geography and demographics. Most got it wrong, and the show framed that as an embarrassment for our political establishment.

    I always found it silly to expect busy congressmen to know hundreds of facts and figures by heart. They have aides, libraries and computers, don't they? We have many reasons to hate our politicians, but a lack of memorization skills is not one of them.

    9 votes
  20. Comment on What Americans Know About the Holocaust: fewer than half can correctly answer multiple-choice questions about the number of Jews who were murdered or the way Adolf Hitler came to power in ~humanities

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    I have watched numerous WWII documentaries and probably wouldn't get it right either.

    I have watched numerous WWII documentaries and probably wouldn't get it right either.

    8 votes