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  1. Comment on The Green Knight | Official trailer in ~movies

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    So this movie is finally coming out? Can't wait :)

    So this movie is finally coming out? Can't wait :)

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Venom: Let There Be Carnage - Official trailer in ~movies

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    I look forward to the comedy gold that this dumpster fire will be.

    I look forward to the comedy gold that this dumpster fire will be.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Inside the all-hands meeting that led to a third of Basecamp employees quitting in ~tech

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    As the CEO, does he not have the power to reschedule the meeting?

    As the CEO, does he not have the power to reschedule the meeting?

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Super Mario Party update allows online play, adds new games mode in ~games

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    Cool that they added this, but it seems like this is something that should have been available from the start.

    Cool that they added this, but it seems like this is something that should have been available from the start.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What game(s) have you tried to repeatedly get into but ultimately could not? in ~games

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    Up + B is almost always the recovery move.

    Up + B is almost always the recovery move.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    My partner and I finally got around to checking out Halt and Catch Fire and we've blown through seasons 1 and 2 already. Really enjoy the characters and ridiculous drama.

    My partner and I finally got around to checking out Halt and Catch Fire and we've blown through seasons 1 and 2 already. Really enjoy the characters and ridiculous drama.

  7. Comment on So ... The Expanse in ~tv

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    I definitely found there were moments in the show where the writing/acting was just straight up bad. But I guess because the books aren't full of literary prose or super nuanced characters it...

    I definitely found there were moments in the show where the writing/acting was just straight up bad. But I guess because the books aren't full of literary prose or super nuanced characters it didn't bug me too much. Like I said, I knew what to expect going in.

  8. Comment on So ... The Expanse in ~tv

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    I've enjoyed the show for what it is. I have read all the books so I always knew where the story was going to go before I watched it. I enjoy how they fleshed out all the supporting characters...

    I've enjoyed the show for what it is. I have read all the books so I always knew where the story was going to go before I watched it. I enjoy how they fleshed out all the supporting characters story lines. In book 1 you only get Holden's and Miller's perspectives, none of the other characters are all that developed. I think my favourite part of the show is how they've developed Amos. Dude has done a stand up job filling that character out.

    It's funny that people think that the show has declined since Amazon took over. I don't think season 4 or 5 would have had the budget to do them justice without Amazon backing them. You can complain about how the story went all you want, but the show doesn't really deviate from their book counterparts on a macro level.

    Anyways, like has been said, it's a fun watch. It doesn't have to be too deep, and I don't think it's really trying to be. The books have that same "good guys get in trouble but always miraculously make it out alive" kind of vibe that the show does. It's not particularly thought-provoking sci-fi but it's been really visually stunning these last two seasons.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Currently reading through Fool's Quest, part two of The Fitz and the Fool trilogy, and last series in the Realm of the Elderlings meta-series. It's been a wild ride, and has taken me probably 6-7...

    Currently reading through Fool's Quest, part two of The Fitz and the Fool trilogy, and last series in the Realm of the Elderlings meta-series. It's been a wild ride, and has taken me probably 6-7 years to get to this point, but that's because I really enjoy these books and wanted to savour them for as long as I could. Robin Hobb is really great at depicting believable characters and character development, which I find to be the real strength of her books. Highly recommended for anyone who is into fantasy and enjoys good characters.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on As a crop, cannabis has enormous carbon emissions in ~enviro

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    I think comparing household Drano which is supposed to be used measured by the spoonful, to an industrial warehouse setting where barrels of the stuff are poured out daily is a little...

    I think comparing household Drano which is supposed to be used measured by the spoonful, to an industrial warehouse setting where barrels of the stuff are poured out daily is a little disingenuous. Oftentimes when you can source industrial chemicals from a pharmacy or grocer they are diluted concentrations. Industrial applications require the use of much stronger formulations.

    The place I worked at was dinged with a $20,000 fine from the city because they were just dumping this stuff down the drain.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on As a crop, cannabis has enormous carbon emissions in ~enviro

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    This is really interesting. I'd be curious to see how the production of alcohol compares. I worked at a small craft-brewery a few years back and we used to just dump waste chemicals straight down...

    This is really interesting. I'd be curious to see how the production of alcohol compares. I worked at a small craft-brewery a few years back and we used to just dump waste chemicals straight down the drain. It was actually really gross that the owners didn't care to find a good way to dispose of it because it was just easier to dump it. I imagine this put a pretty big strain on local water treatment facilities. We used concentrated sodium hydroxide to clean our bright-tanks, fermenters, and kegs, which was happening multiple times per day. Not something to just shrug off really.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Spain's new gender bill will allow self-id, without a requirement for medical treatment in ~lgbt

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    I would love it if I could opt out of having a gender in a legal sense. C'mon Canada, get your shit together.

    I would love it if I could opt out of having a gender in a legal sense. C'mon Canada, get your shit together.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on Tildes is pushing out the minority voice in ~talk

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    I just wanted to say thank you for posting this topic. This was a very informative read. I have been on the site for a few years now. I took an extended break for reasons I don't even remember,...

    I just wanted to say thank you for posting this topic. This was a very informative read. I have been on the site for a few years now. I took an extended break for reasons I don't even remember, but started visiting again recently.

    I find myself often just lurking sites I frequent and never really engaging in the discussions myself. Tildes has a pretty great community in comparison to many of the other spaces I visit but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. Even just reading through these comment threads the discussions that are happening are well spoken and thought out. Thanks. <3

    13 votes
  14. Comment on Mortal Kombat – Official restricted trailer in ~movies

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    This looks like so much fun!!!

    This looks like so much fun!!!

    2 votes
  15. Comment on A twenty-year-old man was fatally shot while filming a YouTube "prank" robbery in ~tech

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    Like obviously the outcome of this is sad but what do people expect to happen when you pull out a weapon and threaten a stranger?

    Like obviously the outcome of this is sad but what do people expect to happen when you pull out a weapon and threaten a stranger?

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Great foreign shows? in ~tv

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    My wife and I just watched season 1 of Trapped (2015), an Icelandic Crime/Drama. My wife loves true-crime stuff and we camped all through Iceland for our honeymoon in 2015 so the draw was...

    My wife and I just watched season 1 of Trapped (2015), an Icelandic Crime/Drama. My wife loves true-crime stuff and we camped all through Iceland for our honeymoon in 2015 so the draw was definitely to see how much of the locations we recognized. It's rather well done and anyone who likes murder mysteries should give it a shot.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Been listening to a lot of Cindy Lee - What's Tonight To Eternity lately. I'm part of a music forum that runs its own 'best of' end of year list voted on by all the users (a bunch of music nerds)...

    Been listening to a lot of Cindy Lee - What's Tonight To Eternity lately. I'm part of a music forum that runs its own 'best of' end of year list voted on by all the users (a bunch of music nerds) so there is always something I've never heard of popping up on people's lists. Cindy Lee was one of those finds. I'm familiar with the band Women, and Preoccupations, but didn't know that Cindy Lee was also related to Women as well. Anyone unfamiliar with any of these bands should check them all out if they like Noise Pop/Post-Punk.

    I only discovered this album at the end of November and it ended up as my #1 pick for the year.

    Another album I've been playing a lot this week is The Creatures - Feast. I've been a fan of Siouxsie & The Banshees for a while now, but I never explored any of Siouxsie Sioux' other projects until last week. This shit is awesome. Highly recommended to anyone who likes ethereal/textured/rhythmic/experimental music.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Do you prefer to hand-pick the music you listen to, or rely on curators/algorithms to decide? in ~music

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    Honestly I use both. For genres/music I'm already familiar with I'm going to select what I listen to. If I'm trying to broaden my tastes by exploring unknown bands/genres then I'm happy to check...

    Honestly I use both. For genres/music I'm already familiar with I'm going to select what I listen to. If I'm trying to broaden my tastes by exploring unknown bands/genres then I'm happy to check out which albums I should start with on something like rateyourmusic.com. If I like what I hear I generally explore further on my own, but I usually start with critically acclaimed albums when I'm checking someone out for the first time.

    That being said, I've been curating my own music collection since I was like 18, so almost 20 years now. It takes a lot of actual work to look for music on your own but I find it really rewarding when you find a total gem. My most recent favourite find: Henry Saiz - Reality Is For Those Who Are Not Strong Enough To Confront Their Dreams.

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

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    Cyberpunk 2077 It is definitely a flawed game, but it delivered exactly what I was expecting. The characters are all believable and convincing, the art is stunning and the gameplay is just fun. I...

    Cyberpunk 2077
    It is definitely a flawed game, but it delivered exactly what I was expecting. The characters are all believable and convincing, the art is stunning and the gameplay is just fun. I really enjoyed the main story. I opted not to clear the whole map in my first play through and instead explored the world more organically. I know I'll want to revisit this one once DLC/fixes arrive later this year. I ended up spending most of my time driving through the city exploring and playing around with photo mode.

    Celeste
    I love the movement and speed this game allows for. There are all kinds of nice little secret challenges around the different stages that allow you to decide how difficult of an experience that you want. The story was nice for what it was but I wish there was a setting in the options to disable all cutscenes. There is already an option in the pause menu to skip a cutscene so it just seems like it would be a nice quality of life improvement for those who like to replay the levels to find secrets not to have to pause and skip everytime.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on What should I do with all my old tech junk? in ~tech

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    You could try to find an artist that wants it. Some people make really cool stuff with old technology.

    You could try to find an artist that wants it. Some people make really cool stuff with old technology.

    5 votes