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  1. Comment on Where is The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe? in ~games

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    If Stanley Parable really wants to embody the spirit of gaming remasters, they should make the remaster much worse than the original.

    If Stanley Parable really wants to embody the spirit of gaming remasters, they should make the remaster much worse than the original.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Jack Dorsey resigns as Twitter CEO in ~tech

  3. Comment on What free, ad-supported Uber rides might look like. Mockups, economics, and analysis. in ~finance

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    That is quite the bold statement to lead an article with! I would take the rest of it seriously if there were any evidence of this actually happening; instead recent news has indicated the...

    Free, ad-supported Uber rides are inevitable

    That is quite the bold statement to lead an article with! I would take the rest of it seriously if there were any evidence of this actually happening; instead recent news has indicated the opposite has been occurring. Also, Uber just this month reported their first quarter with any profit whatsoever.

    It seems like this is an over-extrapolation error. Just because prices can fall (when you carpool) doesn't mean that prices can go to zero.

    10 votes
  4. Comment on How a New Hampshire libertarian utopia was foiled by bears in ~humanities

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    "Measurably worse" by whose standards though? I am not at all a libertarian; while it seems like the town got shittier to me, by a libertarian's standards it might be much better!

    "Measurably worse" by whose standards though? I am not at all a libertarian; while it seems like the town got shittier to me, by a libertarian's standards it might be much better!

  5. Comment on How a New Hampshire libertarian utopia was foiled by bears in ~humanities

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    I feel like two key points - both stated by the article's title - aren't addressed in this interview: How the bears foiled the libertarian utopia. If the libertarian utopia failed. Maybe you have...

    I feel like two key points - both stated by the article's title - aren't addressed in this interview:

    • How the bears foiled the libertarian utopia.
    • If the libertarian utopia failed.

    Maybe you have to read the book to get it? Like, having a bear problem sucks, but that doesn't mean it foiled their plans. And there's no evidence that the project is dead.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Former US president Donald Trump launches 'TRUTH' social in ~tech

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    That is a generous use of the word "hacked."

    That is a generous use of the word "hacked."

    16 votes
  7. Comment on Please don't give up on having kids because of climate change in ~enviro

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    Climate change was not the only consideration for me. My partner and I listed out all pros and cons, and climate change was one of them. I think weighing the good vs. the bad is a totally...

    Climate change was not the only consideration for me. My partner and I listed out all pros and cons, and climate change was one of them. I think weighing the good vs. the bad is a totally reasonable way to make a decision, personally!

    (And I did decide to have a kid in the end, so climate change was not enough for me to justify not having a kid.)

    8 votes
  8. Comment on Please don't give up on having kids because of climate change in ~enviro

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    This reasoning was a large part of my thought processes when I was deciding whether to have kids. It's not "fake as hell," at least not from my lived experience.

    This reasoning was a large part of my thought processes when I was deciding whether to have kids. It's not "fake as hell," at least not from my lived experience.

    18 votes
  9. Comment on Smoke alarms, deadly differences in ~health

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    Key point, emphasis mine:

    Key point, emphasis mine:

    Ionization alarms have about a 55% failure rate to save people in home fires. Can you believe that? I think this is crazy and horrible. Part of this dismal number is the failure of these alarms to sound off, and the other part is because people disable their alarms because of nuisance tripping.

    On the other hand, photoelectric smoke alarms have a 96% success rate! So which one do you want in your home?

  10. Comment on The Mustard Museum: Passion for a condiment in ~food

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    I've been there. Calling it a museum is a bit of a stretch. It's two floors, one of which is a museum (primarily of mustard jars), the other of which is a big mustard/gift shop. The owner is a...

    I've been there. Calling it a museum is a bit of a stretch. It's two floors, one of which is a museum (primarily of mustard jars), the other of which is a big mustard/gift shop.

    The owner is a huge goofball who loves making jokes. When I went there, he handed out poems with each purchase that were about under-appreciated chemical elements (mine was molybdenum).

    4 votes
  11. Comment on El Salvador has started mining Bitcoin using the renewable energy from volcanoes in ~tech

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    Even if the electricity is renewable, the materials are most likely not.

    Even if the electricity is renewable, the materials are most likely not.

    9 votes
  12. Comment on Would you like this man as your personal physician? in ~life

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    The one thing crackpots want is attention. Not worth spreading this guy around.

    The one thing crackpots want is attention. Not worth spreading this guy around.

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

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    I blazed through DELTARUNE: Chapter 2, which got surprise-dropped last week. I went in with high expectations that were all completely met. The only disappointment is having to wait for the rest...

    I blazed through DELTARUNE: Chapter 2, which got surprise-dropped last week.

    I went in with high expectations that were all completely met. The only disappointment is having to wait for the rest of the story to be developed.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on Elon Musk says Tesla is working on humanoid robots in ~tech

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    Yes. No one should take this seriously, even if it's not a joke. Tesla is not doing it.

    Yes. No one should take this seriously, even if it's not a joke. Tesla is not doing it.

    10 votes