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

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    Rediscovering Animal Collective, more specifically Sung Tons. Never gave this album a shot for whatever reason even though I know its supposed to be one of their best. I know their newer stuff...

    Rediscovering Animal Collective, more specifically Sung Tons. Never gave this album a shot for whatever reason even though I know its supposed to be one of their best. I know their newer stuff gets a bit of flack but I honestly have not heard a song by them that I haven't liked.

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  2. Comment on Moderate Republicans Can Save America in ~news

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    If we are talking presidential or even congressional, I could agree with that. But any elections below that, I think you're being a bit extreme. I certainly don't agree with everything that every...

    At this point, if you're voting Republican you're enabling a anti-democratic and fascistic agenda. There isn't even any "borderline" about it.

    If we are talking presidential or even congressional, I could agree with that. But any elections below that, I think you're being a bit extreme. I certainly don't agree with everything that every democrat I've voted for says and that is how most voters are. Most of my conservative friends do not agree with everything their politicians believe but there is usually enough policy they like to get their vote. This idea that "all republicans are nazis" is as authoritarian as you are claiming them to be.

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  3. Comment on Moderate Republicans Can Save America in ~news

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    Like I said I'm not here to argue the validity of those arguments, but my point is those are core beliefs of many republicans that definitely do not vibe well in any democratic (even moderate)...

    If those are the only conservative views that they hold, I would probably ask them why they support those policies and to what extent

    Like I said I'm not here to argue the validity of those arguments, but my point is those are core beliefs of many republicans that definitely do not vibe well in any democratic (even moderate) circles. The other views are other good examples of things that I guarantee would cause discrepancies in a party that mixed moderate democrats and anyone who considers themselves republican. It just seems like a completely unrealistic expectation to me.

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  4. Comment on Moderate Republicans Can Save America in ~news

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    Where do you see people who have strong anti-abortion, tougher immigration, loser gun control, etc views falling on this? I don't agree with any of these and am not here to argue those points but...

    Neoliberal (for the rest of the Democrats and the moderate Republicans), and Borderline-Nazis (the rest of the Republican party).

    Where do you see people who have strong anti-abortion, tougher immigration, loser gun control, etc views falling on this? I don't agree with any of these and am not here to argue those points but I can see the argument to be made for these sorts of things.. I know people who have these sorts of views and I wouldn't call them "borderline-nazis" as much as I disagree with them, but they wouldn't really fall into any of these categories.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on Localify.org - Find local artists, attend live shows, support your community in ~music

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    I'm sure it has to do something with how Spotify is cataloging artists, but my results for a 15 mile radius include bands from pretty much everywhere including artists from the other side of the...

    I'm sure it has to do something with how Spotify is cataloging artists, but my results for a 15 mile radius include bands from pretty much everywhere including artists from the other side of the country. Otherwise, I like the design of the UI, it's very clean and easy to figure out. I'll try spreading this around my local music scene for those interested in this sort of thing!

    2 votes
  6. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

  7. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Well just broke up with my gf, which always isn't fun but it's for the better. So pulling myself together from that but then probably going out to scout a local band tomorrow for a show I'm...

    Well just broke up with my gf, which always isn't fun but it's for the better. So pulling myself together from that but then probably going out to scout a local band tomorrow for a show I'm putting on next month. Then the next day my band and I are working on getting our new music tight as we will be recording a new EP this coming month that I am very excited for. Then later on that night we have an interview on a local podcast, which also has me all excited. I'm hoping I can fit in a little bit of time to finally keep playing the Outer Worlds, but I've been so busy with other shit I haven't had time.

    7 votes
  8. Comment on Rage Against The Machine announces tour dates for 2020 in ~music

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    Between this and the My Chemical Romance reunion I'm about to drop money on a few tickets to Cali.

    Between this and the My Chemical Romance reunion I'm about to drop money on a few tickets to Cali.

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  10. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    Don't want to speak to much to it, since I'm so early in dev, but my goal is an action adventure, Majoras Mask-lite mixed with Pathologic 2. I always loved the central hub town in MM so I'm taking...

    Don't want to speak to much to it, since I'm so early in dev, but my goal is an action adventure, Majoras Mask-lite mixed with Pathologic 2. I always loved the central hub town in MM so I'm taking that along with the time-sensative task keeping aspect of both games. I also mention both those titles because I love how the world changes around you as the game progresses as well as the darker themes lying beneath the surface. Besides that I haven't gotten too much into any story/music/world building/etc stuff because I very much want the core combat system to be as fun as possible before I even touch anything else. I'm planning on doing it all myself so I expect it to take a pretty good amount of time. I may hire an artist eventually though since that is my only weakness, for now I'm stuck with crappy pixel art.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    As much as I'd like a break I have too much stuff I want to get done. I've started real development on my game and I'm kinda slogging through the art portions but I am getting a real working...

    As much as I'd like a break I have too much stuff I want to get done. I've started real development on my game and I'm kinda slogging through the art portions but I am getting a real working prototype done for once so it's exciting. I finally finished mixing/mastering a bands EP that I've been working on/off for a few months now which is a huge weight off my shoulders. I am heading to their "album" release show in the city Friday then throwing a house show/party with live art Saturday. I will probably spend some time setting up for that as we are expecting way more people than we usually do at our house gigs. I've also started running in the mornings instead of when I get home from work and it has really changed my attitude during work, although I do get a lot more tired around 2 PM than usual.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Joker - Discussion Thread (Spoilers) in ~movies

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    Yeah I completely agree with this, and can see your point. In my opinion if DCCU wants to realistically compete with MCU they would continue this more mature route instead trying to copy what...

    On the other hand, it gave me a nagging feeling throughout the film that none of this matters, because none of this is canon.

    Yeah I completely agree with this, and can see your point. In my opinion if DCCU wants to realistically compete with MCU they would continue this more mature route instead trying to copy what Marvel does with only slightly darker tones (which is pretty much what they are doing as far as I can tell.) Probably won't happen and I also have no idea what I'm talking about, but it would certainly get me out to the theater more to see their movies.

  13. Comment on Joker - Discussion Thread (Spoilers) in ~movies

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    I keep seeing this point made as a sleight against the film. Why does it matter that it involved those characters? It gave a neat aesthetic to the movie for people that enjoy that franchise. It...

    There was absolutely no reason for it to involve The Joker or Batman. It could have easily been done without that element.

    I keep seeing this point made as a sleight against the film. Why does it matter that it involved those characters? It gave a neat aesthetic to the movie for people that enjoy that franchise. It doesn't detract from the core movie what so ever.

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  14. Comment on Adding native scheduled/recurring topics, let's figure out which ones we want to have in ~tildes.official

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    I always enjoy checking out ~music "What have you been listening to this week?" that @Whom posts some Fridays.

    I always enjoy checking out ~music "What have you been listening to this week?" that @Whom posts some Fridays.

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  15. Comment on Grimbeard - Darkwood in ~games

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    In honor of the first day of spooktober, I have been delving into some games in the horror genre (at least more than I usually do.) I have yet to finish it, but I have really enjoyed Darkwood....

    In honor of the first day of spooktober, I have been delving into some games in the horror genre (at least more than I usually do.) I have yet to finish it, but I have really enjoyed Darkwood. It's a super tense game that falls into the same category as games like Pathologic and Dark Souls. It's a game made for people who like a challenge. Although it's titled as a review, Grimbeards videos are less of reviews and more longform analysis. The guy has great comedic timing as well imo.

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  16. Comment on When can lying be a virtue? in ~talk

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    I disagree with this entirely. You're not in charge of providing blissful ignorance but you're also not in charge of keeping everyone informed and then having to deal with the consequences of it....

    Lying is never a virtue. The only social value it can possibly provide is the bliss of ignorance, and that isn't something you should be in charge of.

    I disagree with this entirely. You're not in charge of providing blissful ignorance but you're also not in charge of keeping everyone informed and then having to deal with the consequences of it. A lot of your points make sense in a rational world filled with rational people, but that's not how it works in real relationships (romantic or otherwise.)

    Is it not better to hear this from you instead of gossiping strangers? Use tact and be honest and she'll understand. She wouldn't be asking you if she didn't want an answer.

    You don't have to say yes or no - give an honest answer of "I don't know". If you tell him you love him and you later figure out it wasn't love, he's going to go through so much more pain when you break up.

    If you knew your partner would not have been OK with them, you shouldn't have hid them when you were getting back together. That's lying by omission. If you keep lying and get caught later on, they will still leave you, but this time because they can't count on you to be honest.

    These all fall into a category in which anyone who has actually been in these experiences can attest to the net positive of a lie. While I agree a strong relationship should withstand blunt truths, these are harmless situations where a lie produces a night that isn't ruined because you had to "tell it like it is."

    Once again, lying gets you nowhere here. The virtuous thing to do is to be there for him, not to give him empty platitudes.

    (Unless you mean he just lost his limbs and is imminently dying - but even then, it's empty platitudes. The guy probably understands he's going to die already. On the other hand, lying might actually provide comfort, in which case I would consider the good outweighs the bad considerably. It turns out moral relativism might just have something going for it. 😉)

    Nobody wins with this lie. Heck, if you do some analytics to prove to the bosses what a waste of time the project is, you might get a raise.

    You're assumption that these people understand the ramifications of their situation is a huge logical leap. Humans like to hope even when there is no reason to. Why rip that away from someone so that you could be the logical one. What is the net positive of being the person to break the news. To the dead project scenario, is it your place to even be making those decisions? I currently am in a job where I COULD suggest that sort of thing, but I've also worked jobs where I'd be a giant asshole / looked down on for trying to derail a project. Plus in that situation, how do I know I am knowledgeable enough of the product/project/whatever to even comment?

    Point is, no one likes that guy (or girl) who constantly needs to be the light of rationality. I think it's useful but OP's question is an old one and for good reason. I don't think these scenarios were meant to exist in a vacuum, and that's what makes ethical philosophy fun, I guess.

    7 votes
  17. Comment on 'Joker' director Todd Phillips pushes back against 'outrage,' 'far left' criticism in ~movies

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    Yeah it's insane that people still fall for this kind of stuff.

    Yeah it's insane that people still fall for this kind of stuff.

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  18. Comment on Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    So it depends on what you're trying to accomplish, especially with a language like python that supports multiple paradigms. Object orientation is a hard concept to grasp for most people...

    what really concerns me is the fact that I still can not get the hang of when to use classes when programming.

    So it depends on what you're trying to accomplish, especially with a language like python that supports multiple paradigms. Object orientation is a hard concept to grasp for most people originally. If you're second year, I'm assuming that you've touched on OOP, at least a bit. Classes allow you to abstract your code especially when you start using inheritance/polymorphism/etc. If you're writing a straight-forward, functional script in python (ex a simple input/output school project thing), I'd say there is no reason to use classes. However, if your doing something more complicated, classes can help modularize your code and allow for re-usability.

    I also want to break out of solely just using python but I honestly can't break out of it.

    Kind of related to the first part but you should try more object oriented languages like java, C#, or C++. While python certainly supports OOP, it doesn't enforce it like the other languages. You're going to want something compilable rather than interpreted. Python is a great language, so I don't think there's any problem with you learning to code with it, but you learn a lot about programming concepts by learning other languages, especially ones that delve into other paradigms.

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  19. Comment on What are some of the most emotionally affecting or resonant games you've played? in ~games

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    Pathologic 2 for sure. I've been kind of obsessed with it over the past few weeks. I don't want to give away too much especially if you've never heard of the series. Essentially it's a plague...

    Pathologic 2 for sure. I've been kind of obsessed with it over the past few weeks. I don't want to give away too much especially if you've never heard of the series. Essentially it's a plague doctor simulator and is more of a re-imagining of the first rather than a sequel. The developers have referred to it as a "stress behavior simulator." It takes place in a bizarre pseudo eastern-European/steppe/sci-fi-eseque town that is being hit with a plague that stands to kill thousands of people. The game uses INCREDIBLY stressful game play mechanics as a narrative device. It simply is not possible to save everyone, finish every quest, or gather every resource. You need to choose between your own needs, the needs of others, and the needs of the town as a whole. I won't pretend that all of the survival mechanics are great or revolutionary, but for lack of a better system, they lend heavily to the plot of the story. It is a story that could not be told with any other medium. They set you up to care about the characters and world, then you are given the task of deciding what is worth saving. I have never played a game where you decisions have actual gravity to the greater game world. I have played plenty of "hard" games, but I don't think Pathologic really fits into that category. It is just overwhelmingly stressful, and I love it. It's not easily digestible, but not everything has to be. If you're looking for a game to sit back and relax to, this is not your game. Needless to say, I have never experienced this kind of game before, and I'd like to see more like it.

    1 vote