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  1. Comment on International literature #5: Polish in ~books

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    The only books that I know were originally Polish that I've read are The Witcher series. They're pretty fun but I wouldn't call them great literature by any means. Being of Polish heritage I'm...

    The only books that I know were originally Polish that I've read are The Witcher series. They're pretty fun but I wouldn't call them great literature by any means. Being of Polish heritage I'm curious about who gets brought up in this thread.

  2. Comment on One Punch Man is awesome! Suggest me similar animes please in ~anime

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    You might enjoy FLCL.

    You might enjoy FLCL.

    10 votes
  3. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1 discussion in ~tv

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    I also think Jaimie will have an important role to play in the war against the Night King and obviously Bran knows that so he won't care about his past transgressions. Bran is going to stick up...

    I also think Jaimie will have an important role to play in the war against the Night King and obviously Bran knows that so he won't care about his past transgressions. Bran is going to stick up for him when Daenarys puts him on trial for murdering Aerys.

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  4. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1 discussion in ~tv

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    Bran isn't really Bran anymore though. He doesn't care about petty personal issues like that, he only cares about pushing the pieces on the board into the position they need to be in so that...

    Bran isn't really Bran anymore though. He doesn't care about petty personal issues like that, he only cares about pushing the pieces on the board into the position they need to be in so that events unfold how he wants them to. That tells me that Jaimie has an important role to play and Bran knows what it is.

    Like how Bran urges Sam to confront Jon about his heritage immediately after Daenarys admits to him that she murdered his father and brother. Bran knows Sam will make a more convincing argument against Daenarys being Queen for Jon to take his role as King because of the news he just received. Why else would he say now is the time, and you have to be the one to do it?

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1 discussion in ~tv

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    They needed to establish that he could ride them, and that it pleased Daenarys that he could. Also, it is going to give weight to Sam's claim that he is a Targaryen as everyone knows only a...

    They needed to establish that he could ride them, and that it pleased Daenarys that he could. Also, it is going to give weight to Sam's claim that he is a Targaryen as everyone knows only a Targaryen can ride a dragon. Could the scene have been less cheesy? Yeah probably, but I think the rest of the season is going to have enough moments of absolute despair and horror that I will allow the writers the leeway to give these guys a break before plunging them all into the meat grinder.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What are you reading these days? #17 in ~books

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    I've been looking forward to this one but I'm working my way through the Realms of the Elderings at the moment. I just finished the Tawny Man trilogy and have jumped in the Rain Wild Chronicles so...

    I've been looking forward to this one but I'm working my way through the Realms of the Elderings at the moment. I just finished the Tawny Man trilogy and have jumped in the Rain Wild Chronicles so I think i'll have to wait a little while longer before getting back into the Expanse.

  7. Comment on What are you reading these days? #17 in ~books

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    Going to have to recommend you read the other 5 by Frank. Don't expect them all to be similar to Dune, but they are all good in their own ways. He does a good job of exploring different ideas in...

    Going to have to recommend you read the other 5 by Frank. Don't expect them all to be similar to Dune, but they are all good in their own ways. He does a good job of exploring different ideas in that universe and it's really cool. I'd have to say that God Emperor was my favourite, but it can be very divisive.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I'll be waiting for Sunday night to roll around. Besides that I'm gonna check out the local record convention on Saturday.

    I'll be waiting for Sunday night to roll around. Besides that I'm gonna check out the local record convention on Saturday.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Star Wars Episode IX Teaser Trailer in ~movies

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    Maybe she gets the axe early on.

    Maybe she gets the axe early on.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

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    Self-sabotage. I was really depressed and had some serious anxiety problems and I guess reading books and analyzing other people's problems really helped me reflect on my own state of mind. I was...

    Self-sabotage. I was really depressed and had some serious anxiety problems and I guess reading books and analyzing other people's problems really helped me reflect on my own state of mind. I was too scared to fail so I picked something that I knew the types of jobs you would get weren't suited to my personality.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

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    I took all the AP maths in high school. While it had been a while since I've last done any real math work that isn't just calculating someones change in my head, it didn't take me long to get back...

    I took all the AP maths in high school. While it had been a while since I've last done any real math work that isn't just calculating someones change in my head, it didn't take me long to get back into it. I could have just as easily taken a math degree when I went to school for the first time. My problem has always been not knowing which direction I should pick. I enjoy so many different subjects it makes it hard to choose.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

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    I'm just finishing up my first year of computer science engineering at college. I have a BA in English Lit. Definitely looking forward to the job prospects. Also, I absolutely love learning about...

    I'm just finishing up my first year of computer science engineering at college. I have a BA in English Lit. Definitely looking forward to the job prospects. Also, I absolutely love learning about this stuff.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Why the Government Makes Filing Your Taxes Intentionally Difficult (in the United States) in ~life

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    Yeah it's like this in Canada too. The CRA allows you to autofill any tax software you use with the information they have.

    Yeah it's like this in Canada too. The CRA allows you to autofill any tax software you use with the information they have.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Have you ever experienced Sleep Paralysis? in ~talk

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    I've dabbled in lucid dreaming before so I am quite experienced in sleep-paralysis. Honestly, once you can recognize it when it's happening, it's not that bad, it just means you're super close to...

    I've dabbled in lucid dreaming before so I am quite experienced in sleep-paralysis. Honestly, once you can recognize it when it's happening, it's not that bad, it just means you're super close to getting into a lucid dream if you know what you're doing.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Finally, Women Have Their Own Mediocre Marvel Movie in ~movies

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    So because it's not relevant to you specifically then it shouldn't exist at all? There is all kinds of media out there that I don't enjoy or look forward to, but I don't think we need to get rid...

    So because it's not relevant to you specifically then it shouldn't exist at all? There is all kinds of media out there that I don't enjoy or look forward to, but I don't think we need to get rid of it because I don't like it. The world would be so boring. If it wasn't comic book movies it would be something else, and you'd be complaining about the homogeneity of that craze instead.

    The problem with mainstream culture is that it is watered down and diluted by it's nature which allows for niche markets to develop more interesting ideas until some new formula is stumbled upon that starts to gain traction.

    It is definitely an effort to look for unique and interesting media, but if you're tired of what's commonly touted as "good" or "popular" then start doing the legwork to find something else.

  16. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Check out Vektor's Terminal Redux. I guarentee it will jive with you. It's like Progressive/Technical/Thrash if I had to try to pigeonhole it. That being said, all three of their albums are...

    Check out Vektor's Terminal Redux. I guarentee it will jive with you. It's like Progressive/Technical/Thrash if I had to try to pigeonhole it. That being said, all three of their albums are stellar and you should check out the others if you like the one I recommended.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1bl9BTs5jg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFaIcjemHvA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4e5Jw9T5Zk

    As far as weird prog metal I don't think anyone does it better than Sigh.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIJ56d-8yPs

    If you somehow missed it, Cryptopsy's None So Vile sounds like something you'd be into.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3JeaBoBU-c

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What DE and distro do you use and why? in ~comp

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    Some people want their computers to work for them, others want to work for their computers. It depends what you prefer.

    Some people want their computers to work for them, others want to work for their computers. It depends what you prefer.

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

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    This week I started back at college and so I put a bunch of new music on my phone to start off the semester with a bang. I've been listening to Big Black's Songs About Fucking and Melt-Banana's...

    This week I started back at college and so I put a bunch of new music on my phone to start off the semester with a bang. I've been listening to Big Black's Songs About Fucking and Melt-Banana's Charlie the most. They're both noisy and wild so if you're into that kind of stuff I'd say give em a listen. Really fun stuff.

  19. Comment on Suburbs and car centric urban design is the worst mistake in modern history. in ~talk

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    You can still be the cause of a car accident that results in death.

    You can still be the cause of a car accident that results in death.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Suburbs and car centric urban design is the worst mistake in modern history. in ~talk

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    You can cause a car to swerve and kill someone else or you. I'm a cyclist and don't own a car but it really bugs me when people think it's safe to drive their bike drunk.

    You can cause a car to swerve and kill someone else or you. I'm a cyclist and don't own a car but it really bugs me when people think it's safe to drive their bike drunk.

    2 votes