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  1. Comment on What is something you have done, or not done, that you are still regretting today? in ~talk

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    Wow, I can totally imagine why you feel that way. It sucks, but you've also learned a great lesson. Of course you could always try to contact her, but what would that achieve? Making peace? If so,...

    Wow, I can totally imagine why you feel that way. It sucks, but you've also learned a great lesson.

    Of course you could always try to contact her, but what would that achieve? Making peace? If so, with her or yourself? Do you just want to tell why you did what you did? It's possible she has already closed off this chapter in her life. It seems you haven't completely.

    If you would really like to let her know about it, you could send her a letter. Let her think about it, but don't expect any response or acknowledgement. You can tell her about why you did what you did, but she will have control over what to do with that information.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on What is something you have done, or not done, that you are still regretting today? in ~talk

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    Do you have some more context? Was it an impulsive decision?

    Do you have some more context? Was it an impulsive decision?

  3. Comment on ~all? in ~tildes

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    You've probably heard this before, but I really appreciate your thoughtful analysis of what an online community should look like. It feels like you truly understand the problems other forums are...

    You've probably heard this before, but I really appreciate your thoughtful analysis of what an online community should look like. It feels like you truly understand the problems other forums are facing and how to solve them.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on What are your thoughts on Minecraft? in ~games

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    At first I could not see the appeal to Minecraft at all. It's a game about bloody blocks, how fun can it be? And the graphics look cheap too! However, it was the only thing a few friends were...

    At first I could not see the appeal to Minecraft at all. It's a game about bloody blocks, how fun can it be? And the graphics look cheap too!

    However, it was the only thing a few friends were playing at the time. I didn't want to constantly play other games by myself and hearing them having fun in Minecraft.

    So I decided to buy it and I have no regrets. Have had such an amazing experience playing this game, building stuff, going on adventures, fooling around. There is a lot of variation in the game: Grinding, fighting, building, crafting, farming.

    After a while you even get to see the visual beauty of the game. When you've been fighting monsters all night and the sun rises over some hills. Or the nostalgic music that slowly starts in the background.

    It's a very well rounded game. I should play it again :)

    12 votes
  5. Comment on Mozilla Firefox Preview, new Firefox browser, is available on Google Play in ~tech

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    I've read somewhere that quite some of the rewritten parts for Fenix come more or less directly from Firefox Focus. Don't have a source though.

    I've read somewhere that quite some of the rewritten parts for Fenix come more or less directly from Firefox Focus. Don't have a source though.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Avengers Endgame Discussion Thread, potential spoilers in ~movies

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    I thought it was pretty boring. It starts off quite well with Hawkeye and his family vanishing. It does hit some emotional beats in the first act. Apart from that, there isn't anything all that...

    I thought it was pretty boring. It starts off quite well with Hawkeye and his family vanishing. It does hit some emotional beats in the first act. Apart from that, there isn't anything all that exciting happening, except for killing off Thanos.

    The whole time travel bit wasn't very interesting either. The remaining Avengers got the Infinity stones pretty easily, except for Black Widow dying. They mostly visited locations we've seen before, even in the exact same time period. In Infinity War, we got to see some new places and had the end fight in Wakanda. The whole scope here seemed quite a bit smaller. It didn't feel as epic, fighting at a destroyed Avengers headquarters.

    The stakes didn't feel as high as in Infinity War. Thanos was genuinely scary, because everyone, including the audience, feared him getting the stones and snapping half the population out of excistence. Here, not so much. In the final fight, he didn't even have any stones to fight with, like he had in Infinity War. It was the same Thanos, but weaker. But the Avengers were of similar strength (Scarlet Witch), or stronger (Captain Marvel). They were only lower in numbers, which was quickly fixed as well.

    I also felt as if it should've cost the Avengers much more than just two of them to die, to flip the tables on Thanos. It all seemed relatively easy.

    Finally, most of the snapped characters contributed so little. They all came back, got one or two nice moves or a quote and that was that. Except for maybe Spiderman, who had a heartfelt return to Iron Man. It felt as if the writers were overwhelmed with the number of characters and didn't really know what to do with most of them.

    For a movie this long, I expected more.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on What is, in your opinion, missing on Tildes? in ~tildes

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    I think it's great. It has nice themes, simple text buttons, nice spacing and it's fast! I can't think of any website that compares to Tildes.

    I think it's great. It has nice themes, simple text buttons, nice spacing and it's fast! I can't think of any website that compares to Tildes.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on What's a topic/comment on Tildes that you had previously bookmarked and meant to return to, but forgot about until you read the title of this post? And, what about it made you bookmark it? in ~talk

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    Sounds like you are putting it off again ;) As @ruspaceni suggests, booting a live USB is very easy. Download a distro, put it on a USB drive and restart your computer. Then select to boot from...

    Sounds like you are putting it off again ;) As @ruspaceni suggests, booting a live USB is very easy. Download a distro, put it on a USB drive and restart your computer. Then select to boot from USB. Running it in live mode is nice, because you don't have to install it. You can look around, install stuff and screw it up all you want. If you want a reset you can just restart the live image. And if you don't like it, just reboot into your current OS.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Shuffle your entire music library, then tell me about the first five tracks that come up. in ~music

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    Thanks for this! It amazes me how Minecraft's music gives you this nostalgic feeling. Usually I only get nostalgic about something from a time when I was way younger. But somehow, not Minecraft.

    One of the most iconic songs from Minecraft. I haven't really played the game in years, but nostalgia brings me back to this song often. It just reminds me of those early days in Minecraft where you didn't really know anything and you had to dig holes to hide in at night because you spent too long collecting wood and now there's an angry skeleton archer coming your way and you don't have time to build a proper shelter.

    Thanks for this! It amazes me how Minecraft's music gives you this nostalgic feeling. Usually I only get nostalgic about something from a time when I was way younger. But somehow, not Minecraft.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Reddit Bans Gory Subreddits After New Zealand Shooting in ~tech

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    On the other hand, why shouldn't they?

    On the other hand, why shouldn't they?

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Tesla launches long-awaited standard Model 3 starting at $35,000 in ~tech

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    Exactly. A lot of companies other than Tesla have started selling good electric cars (think Jaguar I-Pace, Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro). Many others will do so this year or the next (Audi e-tron, VW's...

    Exactly. A lot of companies other than Tesla have started selling good electric cars (think Jaguar I-Pace, Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro). Many others will do so this year or the next (Audi e-tron, VW's lineup). All these mentioned have very good range. The high-end brands are, and will always be, expensive. But most people aren't buying those anyway.

    Both Hyundai and Kia show that they can make good electric cars for a reasonable price (like the Model 3). And for most companies (except maybe BMW), this is only their first attempt. With dropping battery prices and improved production capacity, prices will drop. When EVs are prices similar to their ICE counterparts, the choice is easy: EVs are cheaper to drive and need less maintenance.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What do you think is one thing every programmer should know how to do? in ~comp

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    Agreed! I believe code reviews or pair programming can help immensely regarding both our points. It's so easy to get stuck in your own world where your code seems perfect.

    Agreed! I believe code reviews or pair programming can help immensely regarding both our points. It's so easy to get stuck in your own world where your code seems perfect.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on What do you think is one thing every programmer should know how to do? in ~comp

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    Write clean code. A lot of people can get their code to run and do what they want. But making it readable, understandable or maintainable is something else entirely. Things like using meaningful...

    Write clean code. A lot of people can get their code to run and do what they want. But making it readable, understandable or maintainable is something else entirely.

    Things like using meaningful names, keeping functions short and simple and not repeating yourself can make an enormous difference.

    10 votes
  14. Comment on Becoming - Watch a single cell become a complete organism in six pulsing minutes of timelapse in ~science

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    Such an amazing video. There is a sort of cycle to it: Each time cells split, it is preceded by a burst of cell activity, which quickly fades away before the whole cycle repeats.

    Such an amazing video. There is a sort of cycle to it: Each time cells split, it is preceded by a burst of cell activity, which quickly fades away before the whole cycle repeats.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on How do you unwind? in ~talk

  16. Comment on How do you unwind? in ~talk

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    This is great! I used to go for an almost daily walk when I was looking for a job and it was perfect. It is more difficult to get out during the dark evening hours in winter. But for me, walking...

    This is great! I used to go for an almost daily walk when I was looking for a job and it was perfect.

    It is more difficult to get out during the dark evening hours in winter. But for me, walking through the snow is amazing. Your feet slowly crushing the snow when you walk and all sounds around you sound muffled. It's very calming.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on Reddit is raising another $150 million to $300 million in venture capital in ~tech

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    Isn't this true for most social networks though? At a certain point they are pushed by investors and advertisers to get more money out of users. They start to create features, not for the sake of...

    Isn't this true for most social networks though? At a certain point they are pushed by investors and advertisers to get more money out of users. They start to create features, not for the sake of the user, but for the sake of their own wallets (and in return investors and advertisers). This keeps going until you get to a point where the site is so bad, people start to leave or search for alternatives. But because they also keep attracting more users, it keeps getting harder to leave.

    13 votes