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  1. Comment on What's your hardware setup? in ~tech

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    How do you feel about the M1 Air? I just bought mine and so far I'm in love with the design and obsessive attention to detail but there's also some real head-scratching UX decisions imo.

    How do you feel about the M1 Air? I just bought mine and so far I'm in love with the design and obsessive attention to detail but there's also some real head-scratching UX decisions imo.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Your favorite video essays of 2020 in ~misc

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    I can't pick just one, but Jacob Geller's channel is a gold mine of video game commentary and how that relates to our everyday lives. A five-part series on the Seattle Mariners from Dorktown's Jon...

    I can't pick just one, but Jacob Geller's channel is a gold mine of video game commentary and how that relates to our everyday lives.

    A five-part series on the Seattle Mariners from Dorktown's Jon Bois and Alex Rubenstein: https://youtu.be/6pkVu6Kw00M

    Joseph Anderson learned Polish just so he could play The Witcher series and read all the books in their original language and made a NINE HOUR video critiquing and analyzing The Witcher 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtrAx-rVgco

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Your favorite video essays of 2020 in ~misc

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    I love 3blue1brown because he fools me into thinking I'm way better at math than what I actually am.

    I love 3blue1brown because he fools me into thinking I'm way better at math than what I actually am.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on 2020 NFL playoffs are set in ~sports

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    I used to loathe the idea of only one bye instead of two, but now I'm on the opposite side of the fence, in that I think maybe no byes is the best option. I forget the exact statistic, but an...

    I used to loathe the idea of only one bye instead of two, but now I'm on the opposite side of the fence, in that I think maybe no byes is the best option. I forget the exact statistic, but an overwhelming percentage of Super Bowl participants have had the bye, making it a fast track to the big game. Being a 3 or 4 seed was a kiss of death, as you almost always had to go through the 1 or 2 seed. No byes at all would even the (figurative) playing field a bit; the 1 seed would still have to play the "worst" playoff team, so it's not like there's no advantage, but the bye gives top teams a little too much in my opinion. Regardless, it'll be interesting to see how the schedule plays out this year.

    Any big upsets on your radar?

    It'll be the Saints' luck that we get pistol-whipped by the Bears.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on National Police Association 2020 Year in Review: "Another thing furries are doing is dredging the Internet looking for ways to cancel us" in ~tech

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    If you had told me before reading this article, without context, that a group of furries and a police organization have/had beef, I'd have told you that that sounds like a WWE angle and that they...

    If you had told me before reading this article, without context, that a group of furries and a police organization have/had beef, I'd have told you that that sounds like a WWE angle and that they should have never left the Attitude Era.

    8 votes
  6. Comment on As Covid-19 ravaged Waterloo, Iowa, officials discovered meatpacking executives were the ones in charge in ~health.coronavirus

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    I lived in Waterloo for 8 years and made frequent deliveries to Tyson in the past few years. Kinda surreal seeing this pop up on my rss feed, but I wish I could say I was surprised.

    I lived in Waterloo for 8 years and made frequent deliveries to Tyson in the past few years. Kinda surreal seeing this pop up on my rss feed, but I wish I could say I was surprised.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on What is/are your favorite quote/s? in ~talk

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    -my dad -unknown -John Augustus Shedd

    Money is not an object to those who don't have it

    -my dad

    The true measure of a person is what they do after they know that they've lost

    -unknown

    A ship is safest in harbor but that's not what ships are built for

    -John Augustus Shedd

    4 votes
  8. Comment on 2020 US Presidential Election Day - Discussion Thread in ~talk

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    Went to vote early today in MN, there was a line around the block. I counted five pickups drive by with obnoxious Trump decals and flags, driving through a primarily black neighborhood. ::think::

    Went to vote early today in MN, there was a line around the block. I counted five pickups drive by with obnoxious Trump decals and flags, driving through a primarily black neighborhood. ::think::

    5 votes
  9. Comment on 2020 US Presidential Election Day - Discussion Thread in ~talk

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    He's not even a good businessman!

    He's not even a good businessman!

    29 votes
  10. Comment on Who are your favorite LGBT musicians/bands? in ~lgbt

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    Brockhampton is self-described as the "best boy band since One Direction" even though they're more rap than pop. Not all of the members are gay but the main mind behind the group is, and they talk...

    Brockhampton is self-described as the "best boy band since One Direction" even though they're more rap than pop. Not all of the members are gay but the main mind behind the group is, and they talk about being black and gay in a lot of their songs. Plus the line I coulda got a job at McDonalds, but I like curly fries / that's a metaphor for my life, and I like taller guys is so clever I can only laugh.

    Car Seat Headrest is much more subtle in how singer-songwriter Will Toledo expresses his sexuality, but lines like It's been a year since we first met, I don't know if we're boyfriends yet remove any ambiguity.

    Those are the first two off the top of my head, I'll see if I can think of any others that haven't been mentioned yet.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Let's talk about Dark Souls one last time wait where are you going in ~games.game_design

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    Oops, no I didn’t. Thanks!

    Oops, no I didn’t. Thanks!

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

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    Hey, join the club...1100 hours between three platforms, and I've tried to play other games but it always goes back to "I could be 100%ing my fifth save file right now."

    Hey, join the club...1100 hours between three platforms, and I've tried to play other games but it always goes back to "I could be 100%ing my fifth save file right now."

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Trump finalizes drilling plan for iconic Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in ~enviro

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    Lmao weren't barrels of oil literally negative on the stock market less than six months ago? Do we really need to drill for more?

    Lmao weren't barrels of oil literally negative on the stock market less than six months ago? Do we really need to drill for more?

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Machine Girl: "The Ugly Art": a horrifying yet intriguing mix of jungle, breakcore, hardcore, and rap. Necro Culture Vulture is an absolute banger. The Soft Moon: "Deeper": not sure how to...

    Machine Girl: "The Ugly Art": a horrifying yet intriguing mix of jungle, breakcore, hardcore, and rap. Necro Culture Vulture is an absolute banger.

    The Soft Moon: "Deeper": not sure how to describe this but I like it.

    Sidenote, does anybody know how to scrobble to last.fm from Apple Music on mobile?

    1 vote
  15. Comment on The kids are alt-right: Teachers know the warning signs when students are radicalized by online hate movements. They just don’t know how to stop it — or if it’s a power struggle they can ever win in ~life

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    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post, but it seems in line with what a lot of the article is talking about: one of my early 20s coworkers is an alt-righter. I'm not sure if he knows...

    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post, but it seems in line with what a lot of the article is talking about: one of my early 20s coworkers is an alt-righter. I'm not sure if he knows that I know what that is, but the writing is on the wall: false rape accusations, QAnon, craniology as a justification for racial superiority, Joe Rogan, you name it. He's constantly attempting to derail conversations by talking about the "low-IQ Africans" we work with (his words not mine), the "cabal," things he heard on JRE therefore they must be true, Holocaust denial, shit like that. I think most of us have called him an outright racist at least once (including my store owner overhearing him), but I don't think it phased him. Do I confront this? What should I do?

    6 votes
  16. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    I’ll set the bar high to start — I landed my first big-boy salary job in a major metro area six hours away on Monday and got a lease on an apartment!

    I’ll set the bar high to start — I landed my first big-boy salary job in a major metro area six hours away on Monday and got a lease on an apartment!

    9 votes