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  1. Comment on Squid Game and the “untranslatable”: The debate around subtitles in ~tv

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    Is there any mention of how dubs handle these untranslatable words? I didn't catch it in my quick read through and would like to share with my friends that argue over subs vs dubs.

    Is there any mention of how dubs handle these untranslatable words? I didn't catch it in my quick read through and would like to share with my friends that argue over subs vs dubs.

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  2. Comment on At what height should I hang my TV? in ~talk

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    I put mine relatively high so it would be out of the reach of my toddler. I got a nice mount though so it is angled downward a little.

    I put mine relatively high so it would be out of the reach of my toddler. I got a nice mount though so it is angled downward a little.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Fans are convinced the Starfield trailer reveals The Elder Scrolls 6 location in ~games

  4. Comment on I need help with a story that involves math in ~talk

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    There is an alternate rounding method where rounding something that ends in 5 rounds to the even number instead of always up. https://www.theproblemsite.com/ask/2018/02/rounding-05

    There is an alternate rounding method where rounding something that ends in 5 rounds to the even number instead of always up.
    https://www.theproblemsite.com/ask/2018/02/rounding-05

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Recommend me a podcast app for android in ~tech

  6. Comment on So, yesterday, I turned my ToDo list into a Product Backlog and started my first personal improvement Sprint in ~life

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    I love scrum for working with a team of developers because all the ceremonies make sure there is just enough communication. I think it is generally overkill for very small teams or individuals. To...

    I love scrum for working with a team of developers because all the ceremonies make sure there is just enough communication. I think it is generally overkill for very small teams or individuals.

    To do lists are almost kanban in nature and you would only need to make a few adjustments to turn your to do list into a kanban board. Focus on adhering to the work in progress limits and reducing your cycle time to see improvements.

    Take this with a big grain of salt. All my kanban knowledge is academic and I've never done anything like this personally. If I were to build something myself or work with one other person, I would not choose scrum. I might steal the idea of a retrospective but the focus would be on improving the things I mentioned above.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on US intelligence community publishes Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World in ~news

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    That's exactly what happened in CA in 1967 when the Black Panthers protested at the capital while armed. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulford_Act

    That's exactly what happened in CA in 1967 when the Black Panthers protested at the capital while armed.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulford_Act

    6 votes
  8. Comment on Megathread: April Fools' Day 2021 on the internet in ~misc

  9. Comment on Metric paper and everything in the Universe in ~science

  10. Comment on Auroboris: Coils of the Serpent - New tabletop rpg by Chris Metzen in ~games.tabletop

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    I think it's a serting and adventure book based on 5th edition dungeons and dragons. I really like this because he is building a world on top of a solid ruleset. I'm very interested in this...

    I think it's a serting and adventure book based on 5th edition dungeons and dragons. I really like this because he is building a world on top of a solid ruleset. I'm very interested in this auroboros mechanic and how it will impact the game. The wonderful thing about d&d is that this mechanic could be used in any other adventure. I haven't bought any non wizards d&d products, but I might get this to include in my game (I'm the DM).

  11. Comment on Which gaming console would you recommend and why? in ~games

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    To counter what many people are saying, the exclusives on playstation are amazing. You get access to a small library of games with ps plus and free games every month. There are amazing games from...

    To counter what many people are saying, the exclusives on playstation are amazing. You get access to a small library of games with ps plus and free games every month. There are amazing games from the ps4 that are cheap on the store too. There is an additional ps now subscription that opens up more games to kind of compete with game pass.

    Then there's VR. It wouldn't surprise me to see it releases in 2022 and I am excited. The quest showed that a budget wireless headset works. With the PS5 you'll have a great way to get into higher end vr games than what the quest can support. They also started talking about the vr controllers and if no one else steps up their game, these are going to be the best vr controllers. The adaptive triggers and haptic feedback in the PS5 controllers are miles ahead of the competition.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Magic: The Gathering announces crossovers with Lord of the Rings and Warhammer 40,000 in ~games.tabletop

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    I get that this feels like a cash grab, but I'm still going to try to convince my friends to do a sealed draft. Some if them were super addicted to what they call "cracking packs" so I don't think...

    I get that this feels like a cash grab, but I'm still going to try to convince my friends to do a sealed draft. Some if them were super addicted to what they call "cracking packs" so I don't think it will be too hard. None of us play much anymore, but it's nice to have a system we're all comfortable with that we can jump into when we get that itch.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on PlayStation State of Play | February 25, 2021 in ~games

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    I love the look and feel of Kena. I can't wait to try this one. I never got around to playing FF VII Remake, and this update for the PS5 is the perfect reason to do that this summer.

    I love the look and feel of Kena. I can't wait to try this one.

    I never got around to playing FF VII Remake, and this update for the PS5 is the perfect reason to do that this summer.

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

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    There's a chance I'll play this sometime this year. I never played VII because turn based combat isn't really my thing and the new combat system with XV and VII remake have me interested. I think...

    There's a chance I'll play this sometime this year. I never played VII because turn based combat isn't really my thing and the new combat system with XV and VII remake have me interested. I think my friends are going to push me to play VII before XV.

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

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    Before Saturday I didn't imagine I was going to start playing Valheim. Then I saw 2 of my friends playing and watched them stream on Discord. They were having a good time and I decided to choose...

    Before Saturday I didn't imagine I was going to start playing Valheim. Then I saw 2 of my friends playing and watched them stream on Discord. They were having a good time and I decided to choose it as the game to make my friends play for a bet I won. I won our 2020 season of https://www.fantasycritic.games/home so my prize is I get to pick the game we all have to play together. The list of multiplayer games that support at least 5 people on the same team, in a genre I like, was rather small. I had been considering Minecraft, but this will be a better choice I think. I've been playing a little on the Tildes server mentioned by @Good_Apollo and trying to survive on my own until I can extend the wall to surround my humble bed and workbench.

    After Blizzcon, I decided to try Hearthstone again. I downloaded it on my phone and have been playing a little. I think I'll stick to the solo adventures because I'm actually not a huge fan of building my own decks - I've never been able to do that very well.

    While I've stopped playing the story, I'm still playing and enjoying the multiplayer in Ghost of Tsushima. Legends is the right mix of melee combat, teamwork, and leveling up to keep me coming back. Once I got my Ki up to 100, we had a group of 4 to start the story raids. I think we spent 4 hours on the first Chapter and cleared it. However, we tried the second chapter on Friday night and were not able to finish it. We'll keep trying because I think everyone in the group wants to clear it eventually.

    It's been almost a week since I've played Jedi Fallen Order but I think I'll keep going. Valheim is competing for the time, but I like the story and combat in Fallen Order. Every time I turn it on reminds me that I really want to update my graphics card, but can't find any in stock :(

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

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    I don't think I ever figured out how to do the shield surfing...

    I don't think I ever figured out how to do the shield surfing...

  17. Comment on Valheim Tildes community server town update in ~games

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    I played the game for the first time last night. I didn't spend too much time in game, but was able to build a workbench. I decided to build it just outside of the walls because I would like to go...

    I played the game for the first time last night. I didn't spend too much time in game, but was able to build a workbench. I decided to build it just outside of the walls because I would like to go my own for a little. I plan on expanding the walls soon to include my building.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on BlizzCon 2021 announcements/trailers/etc in ~games

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    Instead of immediately replying, I decided to download the game again and give it a try. I tried one of the solo adventures and while it's not too bad, it does seem like the randomness is a little...

    Instead of immediately replying, I decided to download the game again and give it a try.

    I tried one of the solo adventures and while it's not too bad, it does seem like the randomness is a little off putting for me. I got to a round where I got destroyed twice in a row, but then did really well the third time. So either I'm not skilled enough to play my cards well or the randomness causes swings in balance so much that the game looses it's appeal to me a little. I'm not done with it yet, so we'll see how long I keep coming back to it.

    I also tried a ranked game thinking that since I'm at the bottom of the rank the match will be fairly even. Again I got demolished. My opponent had several rare and legendary cards and I just don't have any of that many of those I could incorporate into my deck because I never put that much time in. This is one of the things I liked about Rocket League - even at the lowest ranks, I always felt like it was a fairly balanced match. I don't get the same impression with this. I'll try a few more times and we'll see...

    Overall, I'm glad I gave it a try. Thanks for inspiring me :)

    1 vote
  19. Comment on BlizzCon 2021 announcements/trailers/etc in ~games

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    I'm excited for Diablo IV. I'm trying not to learn too much about the game before it releases because I find that a better way to enjoy games. I liked the dagger approach to the rogue because...

    I'm excited for Diablo IV. I'm trying not to learn too much about the game before it releases because I find that a better way to enjoy games. I liked the dagger approach to the rogue because melee is my thing and am curious about how they will incorporate open world elements.

    I don't quite know why, but whenever I think about Hearthstone I want to play it. However usually once I open it up I lose interest relatively quickly. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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

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    I've been playing this too, but don't have the history with the souls games. I've tended to stay away from them because I do not have the skill or patience to enjoy those games. I only had a short...

    I've been playing this too, but don't have the history with the souls games. I've tended to stay away from them because I do not have the skill or patience to enjoy those games. I only had a short period of frustration at the beginning and it hasn't been bad since then. Thank you for this excellent write up without any spoilers.

    1 vote