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  1. Comment on What author has the best worldbuilding? in ~books

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    I’ve always been a huge fan of the His Darin Materials series. By book two you find yourself fully engrossed in a magical world that spans multiple dimensions. It’s orobably my favorite trilogy.

    I’ve always been a huge fan of the His Darin Materials series. By book two you find yourself fully engrossed in a magical world that spans multiple dimensions. It’s orobably my favorite trilogy.

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  2. Comment on American asking - how does your country's healthcare system perform for you? in ~health

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    One thing that I always bring up as an American supporter of universal healthcare is that there are so many countries that have already proven that it works, we really have no excuse not to...

    One thing that I always bring up as an American supporter of universal healthcare is that there are so many countries that have already proven that it works, we really have no excuse not to implement such a solution.

    We don’t have to make ours a carbon copy of any other system, rather we should learn from each country’s system to implement one tailored to our own country’s needs.

    The main obstacle is the lobbying and propaganda put forth by insurance and pharmaceutical companies. They pose the main obstacle to America pursuing universal healthcare. That and the portion of the population that sees it as America becoming a socialist country. But the reality is that having some socialist programs within capatilsm is the ideal, and in my opinion actually would aid the economy in general. When people aren’t concerned about their healthcare breaking them financially, when they are healthy because they actually can go to the doctor rather than avoiding it altogether, they are more financially sound and robust, and more productive within the capatilist system.

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  3. Comment on Tildes mobile app in ~tildes

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    I see. I could have been more thorough in my searching, but I’m still glad I posted because I’m thankful to have had this discussion and am convinced that the mobile site functions well enough...

    I see. I could have been more thorough in my searching, but I’m still glad I posted because I’m thankful to have had this discussion and am convinced that the mobile site functions well enough that a mobile app isn’t so immediately necessary.

    The developer(s) have done well with the site and it’s functionality on mobile.

    Once again, I’m sorry to have asked a question that you all are probably tired of seeing. I’m thankful for all of the work tildes has done and I’m really happy to be a part of what I see as something great and something that I hope grows to be a bastion of legitimate free speech and meritous discussion (an even better form of what Reddit was in its early days).

    Thank you.

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  4. Comment on Tildes mobile app in ~tildes

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    I knew it must have been asked but my cursory search for the answer didn’t turn up much and as you say, answers change over time, especially with a site that is currently under development. Maybe...

    I knew it must have been asked but my cursory search for the answer didn’t turn up much and as you say, answers change over time, especially with a site that is currently under development.

    Maybe if there was a statement that there was no plan for a mobile app, or that a mobile app is scheduled to be developed in x timeframe, it would stem the flow of these questions that I have regrettably contributed to.

  5. Tildes mobile app

    I wasn’t able to find a discussion on this, though I’m sure there has been, and for that, I apologize. Is there any kind of timeframe on the release of a mobile app for tildes? I would guess that...

    I wasn’t able to find a discussion on this, though I’m sure there has been, and for that, I apologize.

    Is there any kind of timeframe on the release of a mobile app for tildes?

    I would guess that on Reddit most of their traffic comes from people accessing the site on their phones at this point, but I could be wrong. In any case, it certainly is a large portion of the users that access the site in this way.

    With that in mind, it would be nice to be able to access tildes from a mobile app to do away with the clunkiness that comes with using the site through a mobile browser. I don’t mean to sound like it’s terrible. The site functions well enough through a mobile browser, but it would certainly have me using tildes a lot more if the convenience of a mobile app was available.

    I’m sure the developers are very busy, and I don’t want to sound demanding, I’m just curious.

    And once again, I apologize if this has been discussed recently.

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  6. Comment on Inside Facebook’s War on Hate Speech: An exclusive embed with Facebook’s shadow government in ~tech

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    I’ve ran into this same kind of extremist hate speech en masse, there are bubbles of it on fb that you can find if you know where to look. When I simply questioned someone making the assertation...

    I’ve ran into this same kind of extremist hate speech en masse, there are bubbles of it on fb that you can find if you know where to look. When I simply questioned someone making the assertation that all but a tiny percent of men are rapists or abusers I saw them come out in droves with comments like “men are trash,” that I was a “rape apologist,” etc. I tried to point out how this language would just create a divide and that some of them knew of me in real life even and that I was obviously not the enemy, they only got quiet, but I think the scariest part is how viciously some people believe in things like this. It seemed like it was almost entertainment to them, tearing me apart, until I managed to prove to them I was a human. Usually hate exists to serve itself in little echo chambers and what we see is just the ice above the water, a scary thought.

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  7. Comment on Magic the Gathering announces "Modern Horizons", the first set designed to skip Standard legality and go straight to Modern in ~games

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    I’m with you on the idea that new players should avoid modern to have immediate fun, but I disagree in general. I left Magic for like ten years then came back and made a cheap standard deck and...

    I’m with you on the idea that new players should avoid modern to have immediate fun, but I disagree in general.

    I left Magic for like ten years then came back and made a cheap standard deck and had a ton of fun playing it in Friday night magic and against my friends that joined too. The game seems to be very well balanced in standard, at least it was like a year and a half ago.

    I ended spending like $70 on many days worth of fun and would do it again in a heartbeat.

    New players can have a lot of fun just playing with starter decks with a friend and improving them, they’re not horrible starting points like they used to be.

    I’m sure wizards is being as greedy as possible with what they’re charging online, but I think it’s partly because they don’t want to threaten their paper card game too much. If online was obviously and definitely cheaper then they could cause an exodus of paper magic players.

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