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

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    Neon White! A wonderfully silly mashup of speed-running platformer/shooter and visual novel. I wish they had a bigger budget to animate some of the visual novel parts, but the level design is top...

    Neon White! A wonderfully silly mashup of speed-running platformer/shooter and visual novel. I wish they had a bigger budget to animate some of the visual novel parts, but the level design is top notch. One of my GOTYs so far.

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

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    I think a lack of fast travel was kind of the point (Dark Souls Dark Souls Dark Souls) but I agree. The level design just wasn't engaging enough. A very solid game, but the whole time I was...

    I think a lack of fast travel was kind of the point (Dark Souls Dark Souls Dark Souls) but I agree. The level design just wasn't engaging enough.
    A very solid game, but the whole time I was thinking "the sequel to this is going to be VERY good"

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Webb: The world is about to be new again in ~space

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    Finally some new wallpapers for modern HiDPI screens :)

    Finally some new wallpapers for modern HiDPI screens :)

    6 votes
  4. Comment on The lacking foundations of male friendships in ~life

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    I felt that...

    “You have an aura that you are not open or connected. There is a detachment. A block. You might be a laugh, but you have a vibe where other people aren’t going to share their innermost personal stuff. They get a feeling that you’re not able to give it back. So, perhaps, it’s no wonder you don’t have any close friends.”

    I felt that...

    8 votes
  5. Comment on The Google engineer who thinks the company’s AI has come to life in ~tech

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    This seems more like the AI is just really good at giving relevant answers. But then again, I have no way of verifying that any other human is sentient like me from conversation alone. How do we...

    This seems more like the AI is just really good at giving relevant answers. But then again, I have no way of verifying that any other human is sentient like me from conversation alone. How do we know who is sentient and who isn't? There must be better tests for this than simply asking it questions about itself.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on How DALL-E could power a creative revolution in ~arts

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    It's so fun to ask DALL-E to play out your imagination, but its actual usefulness seems closer to the suggestion at the end that it be used more as inspiration for human art.

    It's so fun to ask DALL-E to play out your imagination, but its actual usefulness seems closer to the suggestion at the end that it be used more as inspiration for human art.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Strange World | Teaser trailer in ~movies

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    At least it's an original... even if it's an obvious homage to pre-50's sci-fi. I'm sure I'd want to see it if I was 9.

    At least it's an original... even if it's an obvious homage to pre-50's sci-fi. I'm sure I'd want to see it if I was 9.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Ncuti Gatwa: BBC names actor as next Doctor Who star in ~tv

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    What a great choice! He’s so much fun on Sex Education. And with RTD returning, I might actually start watching the show again.

    What a great choice! He’s so much fun on Sex Education. And with RTD returning, I might actually start watching the show again.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    A 5K for your very first run of the season! Nice work!

    A 5K for your very first run of the season! Nice work!

    3 votes
  10. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Same, makes me wish more artists made "listening party" style music videos.

    Same, makes me wish more artists made "listening party" style music videos.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Traveling through movies in ~movies

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    I was listening to Chapo Trap House's "review" of Eggers' new movie The Northman and they made an insightful comment about his work: that he is really good at depicting the people of the past as...

    I was listening to Chapo Trap House's "review" of Eggers' new movie The Northman and they made an insightful comment about his work: that he is really good at depicting the people of the past as almost alien; the ways people thought about and interpreted the world around them were so different from modern society so as to seem like alien planets.
    One underrated part of traveling is trying to wrap your head around the cultural differences, so kudos to Eggers there for really underlining those differences.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on House of the Dragon | Official teaser trailer in ~tv

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    Quietly looking forward to this, but I'm sure I speak for most when I say that I have low expectations after... well, you know.

    Quietly looking forward to this, but I'm sure I speak for most when I say that I have low expectations after... well, you know.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    MAHAL by Toro y Moi. Groovy and chill.

    MAHAL by Toro y Moi. Groovy and chill.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Second Place by Rachel Cusk was a little difficult to start, but it's turned into a beautifully written examination of severe insecurity and the quest for a calm mental state.

    Second Place by Rachel Cusk was a little difficult to start, but it's turned into a beautifully written examination of severe insecurity and the quest for a calm mental state.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I've been running about once a week and doing indoor exercises from home using Apple Fitness+. It feels well-balanced to me, and it helps me remember that consistency, not intensity, is the key to...

    I've been running about once a week and doing indoor exercises from home using Apple Fitness+. It feels well-balanced to me, and it helps me remember that consistency, not intensity, is the key to overall fitness.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on US court orders every ISP in the United States to block illegal streaming sites in ~tech

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    Kind of strange that it took so long for a ruling like this. And even stranger that this only applies to three sites that stream specifically Israeli content, a relatively microscopic...

    Kind of strange that it took so long for a ruling like this. And even stranger that this only applies to three sites that stream specifically Israeli content, a relatively microscopic entertainment market.

    10 votes
  17. Comment on US court orders every ISP in the United States to block illegal streaming sites in ~tech

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    I think it's more like the admins of the pirate sites pay web hosts with Visa etc.

    I think it's more like the admins of the pirate sites pay web hosts with Visa etc.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on The case against the Supreme Court of the United States in ~humanities

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    Good summation. How broken is the United States if the only way it changes is through the opinions of nine unelected god-judges? Get rid of it.

    There have only been three justices in American history who were appointed by a president who lost the popular vote, and who were confirmed by a bloc of senators who represent less than half the country. All three of them sit on the Supreme Court right now, and all three were appointed by Donald Trump.
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    Litigation, in other words, is a far more potent tool in the hands of an anti-governmental movement than it is in the hands of one seeking to build a more robust regulatory and welfare state. It’s hard to cure poverty when your only tool is a bomb.

    Good summation.
    How broken is the United States if the only way it changes is through the opinions of nine unelected god-judges? Get rid of it.

    10 votes