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  1. Comment on WandaVision | Episode 9 Discussion Thread in ~tv

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    Wait, so he isn't Quicksilver after all? This seemed to build up to something but nothing happened.

    Wait, so he isn't Quicksilver after all? This seemed to build up to something but nothing happened.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on The most divisive trend in water-closet architecture has reached Boston: the open-concept bathroom in ~design

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    I once experienced this in an airbnb I stayed in. It's exactly as awkward as it seems.

    I once experienced this in an airbnb I stayed in. It's exactly as awkward as it seems.

    9 votes
  3. Comment on Norus - Make a move in ~music

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    Honestly, I'm posting this for the video.

    Honestly, I'm posting this for the video.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Google to stop selling ads based on your specific web browsing in ~tech

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    So that's the catch, then? This is part of an advertising campaign for building tracking into the web standard.

    So that's the catch, then? This is part of an advertising campaign for building tracking into the web standard.

    7 votes
  5. Comment on Reddit announces online presence indicators in ~tech

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    The chat thing is weird. I was using old.reddit to avoid the redesign and got some "chat" notification, which I clicked out of fear and panic. It was a spam bot (I think?) and I exited the chat...

    The chat thing is weird. I was using old.reddit to avoid the redesign and got some "chat" notification, which I clicked out of fear and panic. It was a spam bot (I think?) and I exited the chat but somehow the chat window didn't close and kept re-opening even between logouts! Apparently, the little "x" to exit the window can disappear sometime (thankfully, you can still click it by clicking the empty space where it sits), so I guess it's just some CSS error or something. Still, it was weird how aggressive it got. Who wants to chat with redditors? How's that an alluring thought to anyone, lol?

    10 votes
  6. Comment on Google to stop selling ads based on your specific web browsing in ~tech

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    Wait, what? Am I missing something? If this means what I think it means, it would be about the biggest move in online privacy in like a decade. It's also a sign that threats of stricter...

    Wait, what? Am I missing something?

    If this means what I think it means, it would be about the biggest move in online privacy in like a decade. It's also a sign that threats of stricter legislation alone can change things. I bet this is basically Google anticipating EU law in 2025 or something.

    9 votes
  7. Comment on What technology is going to "come home" in the future? in ~talk

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    I'm mostly talking about scale and trends, here, not an immediate ban. I assume it will continue to be costly and will first happen in richer countries, as an option. I can already see the hissy...

    I'm mostly talking about scale and trends, here, not an immediate ban. I assume it will continue to be costly and will first happen in richer countries, as an option. I can already see the hissy fit by "gourmet" types who claim that real meat just tastes so much nicer (even though I don't think that should be the case as the lab grown technique matures) and "fight" for the right to slaughter real animals. I imagine France will make some headlines in that regard.

    Honestly, it's one of my favorite future tech scenarios, it's the first time I feel like I can predict something big happen 10+ years away that isn't horrible. I should probably also put my money where my mouth is and invest in some artificial meat stocks. One of them could blow up.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Medical chatbot using OpenAI’s GPT-3 told a fake patient to kill themselves in ~tech

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    This is maybe the weirdest part about GPT3: It's a computer program that's better at natural chit-chat than math.

    Similar logic issues persisted in subsequent tests. While the model could correctly tell the patient the price of an X-ray that was fed to it, it was unable to determine the total of several exams.

    This is maybe the weirdest part about GPT3: It's a computer program that's better at natural chit-chat than math.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on What technology is going to "come home" in the future? in ~talk

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    That's still my favorite "closer than we think" technology. The prospect of essentially ending killing animals for meat is exciting and feels very much like boring future tech. "Wait, you actually...

    That's still my favorite "closer than we think" technology. The prospect of essentially ending killing animals for meat is exciting and feels very much like boring future tech. "Wait, you actually held animals just to kill them in farms, grandpa?"

    Edit: Just read the op's actual question (the bold part) and I guess it's kinda off-topic since it will still be done in facilities outside your own home. That reminds me, though: I think we might be done with what can actually be done at home pretty soon. Especially since corona, I legit can't think of a reason to leave the house other than "I should probably leave the house to not turn insane".

    5 votes
  10. Comment on WandaVision | Episode 8 Discussion Thread in ~tv

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    I mean, that was my first guess for "somehow". As for the "nothing stays dead" problem: We already had End Game. Like, literally everyone coming back from the dead is already a major plot point.

    My guess is that Wanda's Vision either downloads into SWORD Vision's bod

    I mean, that was my first guess for "somehow".

    As for the "nothing stays dead" problem: We already had End Game. Like, literally everyone coming back from the dead is already a major plot point.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on WandaVision | Episode 8 Discussion Thread in ~tv

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    Since no laws of physics or nature seem to matter if you can just OMG-magic shit at will, I kinda expect her to make Wanda-created Vision permanent somehow, thus giving Marvel back a superhero to...

    Since no laws of physics or nature seem to matter if you can just OMG-magic shit at will, I kinda expect her to make Wanda-created Vision permanent somehow, thus giving Marvel back a superhero to play with.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Why sitcoms stopped using laugh tracks - Short history of the laff box in ~tv

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    I like this style of video. Maybe it's only a matter of time before I notice something annoying about it but so far, I like the mix of relaxed explanations, 10 minutes or less and a seemingly...

    I like this style of video. Maybe it's only a matter of time before I notice something annoying about it but so far, I like the mix of relaxed explanations, 10 minutes or less and a seemingly trustworthy level of research. I guess the subtle difference between "why" and "how" is forgivable. Reminds me a lot of Vox.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Why sitcoms stopped using laugh tracks - Short history of the laff box in ~tv

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    Interesting but I don't really see the "why" answered. Seems like it just went out of style?

    Interesting but I don't really see the "why" answered. Seems like it just went out of style?

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Facebook will debunk myths about climate change, stepping further into ‘arbiter of truth’ role in ~enviro

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    But that's basically an argument for anarchy. Anarchy is "freedom" in theory but because some people love using their freedom to wield control over others, it ultimately just gives a few people...

    But that's basically an argument for anarchy. Anarchy is "freedom" in theory but because some people love using their freedom to wield control over others, it ultimately just gives a few people enormous amounts of power to shape society. We've spent millennia trying to work out systems to put the right people in power and none are perfect. But "whoever yells the loudest gets to decide whether people should get vaccinations" is clearly the worst.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on After years of prep, NASA's Perseverance rover is ready to land on Mars Thursday in ~space

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    I wonder: Did they ever mention the bandwidth they're working with, here? Some of these images from previous missions were astonishingly high res but I have no idea if it took minutes or days to...

    I wonder: Did they ever mention the bandwidth they're working with, here? Some of these images from previous missions were astonishingly high res but I have no idea if it took minutes or days to transmit these.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on After years of prep, NASA's Perseverance rover is ready to land on Mars Thursday in ~space

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    Amazing!! Loved watching all these people cheer! What unimaginable effort that has been put into making this moment happen!

    Amazing!! Loved watching all these people cheer! What unimaginable effort that has been put into making this moment happen!

  17. Comment on Nintendo Direct - February 17, 2021 in ~games

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    Really? Ok, I honestly thought this is where most folks would draw the line. Are you a massive Skyward Sword fan?

    Really? Ok, I honestly thought this is where most folks would draw the line. Are you a massive Skyward Sword fan?

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Nintendo Direct - February 17, 2021 in ~games

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    I think them re-releasing Skyward Sword for fucking $60 is overstepping some line. They already had some bold re-release pricing but this takes the cake. This is arguably the least beloved 3D...

    I think them re-releasing Skyward Sword for fucking $60 is overstepping some line. They already had some bold re-release pricing but this takes the cake. This is arguably the least beloved 3D Zelda title and it's in the absolute worst bracket of old-but-not-quite-classic for a videogame. It was made to sell the Wii Motion Plus (and we know how well that turned out). Their sole mechanical improvement, apparently, is removing waggle controls. Them making these comparisons to BotW ("oh, this one had a stamina bar as well!") feels downright insulting, that's like praising the CD-i Zeldas for pioneering fully animated cut-scenes.

    Like, come on Nintendo, this goes too far.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on After years of prep, NASA's Perseverance rover is ready to land on Mars Thursday in ~space