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  1. Comment on Fires linked to fireworks erupt across SF, Bay Area in ~news

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    Consider yourself lucky. Fireworks just became legal in my state less than five years ago, and people have taken that news to the extreme. I've had someone in my neighborhood lighting them off for...

    Consider yourself lucky. Fireworks just became legal in my state less than five years ago, and people have taken that news to the extreme. I've had someone in my neighborhood lighting them off for 3+ hours every night since the first week of June. Tonight they were explosive enough to rattle my windows.

  2. Comment on What are some drinks I should try? in ~talk

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    I actually went to school for classical music so that’s a perfect analogy, thanks!

    I actually went to school for classical music so that’s a perfect analogy, thanks!

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Reddit releases their new content policy along with banning hundreds of subreddits, including /r/The_Donald and /r/ChapoTrapHouse in ~tech

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    I didn’t know about the filter, thanks!

    I didn’t know about the filter, thanks!

    5 votes
  4. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I was supposed to visit my family so I took a three-day weekend, then someone at work was diagnosed with the ‘rona so I had to cancel everything and get tested today. Not ideal, but better than...

    I was supposed to visit my family so I took a three-day weekend, then someone at work was diagnosed with the ‘rona so I had to cancel everything and get tested today. Not ideal, but better than accidentally killing my mid-60s parents because of oversight.

    Other than that, an extra day off is nice to catch up on cleaning and organizing that I’ve been putting off for weeks.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Reddit releases their new content policy along with banning hundreds of subreddits, including /r/The_Donald and /r/ChapoTrapHouse in ~tech

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    I don’t want to be a wet rag about this but: why do we keep posting about reddit’s major updates on tildes? It seems like many of the users are here because we didn’t like the direction reddit was...

    I don’t want to be a wet rag about this but: why do we keep posting about reddit’s major updates on tildes? It seems like many of the users are here because we didn’t like the direction reddit was going but then stuff like this is always on top. Is it jealousy? Envy? Wanting to see if you’re better off than your ex?

    I don’t necessarily hate these posts, I just don’t see the point in compulsive updates on a separate site here.

    8 votes
  6. Comment on Favorite political/protest/in-light-of-recent-events songs? in ~music

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    Mr muthafuckin’ eXquire: (“Burn Baby Burn”)[https://youtu.be/5rTAWOkQE78] (nsfw) is the most recent one that immediately comes to mind. “They even shot her in her sleep and she was out there savin...

    Mr muthafuckin’ eXquire: (“Burn Baby Burn”)[https://youtu.be/5rTAWOkQE78] (nsfw) is the most recent one that immediately comes to mind.

    “They even shot her in her sleep and she was out there savin lives
    They shot Tamir for playin
    He shot them just for prayin
    Then the cops went out to cop them burger king with extra fries
    The cops are kkk and they ain't even tryna hide
    I went and caught the bigger k and then I got it super sized”

    3 votes
  7. Comment on What are some drinks I should try? in ~talk

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    Honestly don’t know, I get gas station stuff. I’m interested in trying it to expand my palette, so to that end I don’t know what specifically I like, but I’m sure that as I get more in to it I’ll...

    Honestly don’t know, I get gas station stuff. I’m interested in trying it to expand my palette, so to that end I don’t know what specifically I like, but I’m sure that as I get more in to it I’ll have a better idea for my tastes.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Weekly thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - week of June 22 in ~news

  9. Comment on Microsoft is shutting down their Mixer livestreaming service on July 22 and encouraging users to switch to Facebook Gaming in ~games

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    In fairness, getting partnered on Twitch can be really hard too. Most people don't go to twitch to find new streamers, they're content with watching people they already know. And that's fine, but...

    In fairness, getting partnered on Twitch can be really hard too. Most people don't go to twitch to find new streamers, they're content with watching people they already know. And that's fine, but it isn't like youtube, which seems to way more proactive in introducing new channels to audiences.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on What are some noteworthy games that aren't available through traditional/common means? in ~games

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    This is more of a "genre" or type of game than any specific one, and I don't have a specific term for them (if such a term actually exists), but: my grandparents back in the 90's had these...

    This is more of a "genre" or type of game than any specific one, and I don't have a specific term for them (if such a term actually exists), but: my grandparents back in the 90's had these portable handheld games that were battery-powered, had a non-backlit LCD screen with seven segment-style graphic displays (hopefully that's descriptive enough), and played very basic games. The two that stick out in my mind particularly were solitaire and a fishing game that was shaped like the handle of a fishing rod.

    I don't know how "noteworthy" that is especially compared to the kind of replies you were probably expecting, but I think that those games were popular among senior citizens in the 80s and 90s, which is probably worth something.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Microsoft is shutting down their Mixer livestreaming service on July 22 and encouraging users to switch to Facebook Gaming in ~games

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    This is what I was saying all along, twitch was going to outlast mixer because twitch has homegrown talent and people who came up through the platform (provided, mixer may have been friendlier to...

    This is what I was saying all along, twitch was going to outlast mixer because twitch has homegrown talent and people who came up through the platform (provided, mixer may have been friendlier to small/new streamers but I don’t know for sure). Nobody was ever going to get huge through mixer and relay that success to twitch or youtube. This isn’t the 2018-2020 Rams, you can’t just hand out behemoth contracts left and right without developing any depth and expect to be successful long-term.

    7 votes
  12. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Reorganized my bedroom, put a bunch of stuff up for sale on various sites, and made food for the week. Today I found a mixing board for cheap, so I’ll clean it up a bit and try to flip it for a...

    Reorganized my bedroom, put a bunch of stuff up for sale on various sites, and made food for the week. Today I found a mixing board for cheap, so I’ll clean it up a bit and try to flip it for a few bucks. Between near-constant rain and quarantine, I didn’t get out much.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on What are some drinks I should try? in ~talk

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    What’s a good non-reddit resource to start getting into coffee? I’ve always been interested (seeing the whole beans at markets and such) but also really intimidated at the same time.

    What’s a good non-reddit resource to start getting into coffee? I’ve always been interested (seeing the whole beans at markets and such) but also really intimidated at the same time.

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

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    Just started One Step From Eden and I’m not really sure what to make of it yet. It’s a deckbuilding game combined with a tile-based battlefield that requires lightning fast reflexes. Which sounds...

    Just started One Step From Eden and I’m not really sure what to make of it yet. It’s a deckbuilding game combined with a tile-based battlefield that requires lightning fast reflexes. Which sounds cool in theory, but to me it kind of gets in its own way — there’s so many mechanics and synergies to focus on at once but it’s all going by so quickly that I can only button-mash helplessly after level 2. It doesn’t help that the game explains literally nothing beyond basic controls. My other big complaint is that the map design feels tacked on; it has a basic layout like FTL or Slay the Spire but it doesn’t really feel like pathing makes a difference to a run’s success. Whereas in Slay the Spire your path on higher ascensions is literally the difference between dying and going to the next act, I feel like I could just pick my path randomly and I'd be okay 95% of the time in One Step From Eden. To me this is reiterated by the fact that you can look at the map only when you're going to the next room. I’ll need to spend more time with it to tussle apart my actual criticisms of the game versus things I just need to get better at. It’s very much a “git gud” game, for better and for worse.

    I also just started Bug Fables but it stopped working with the Dualshock controller after about half an hour. But I loved the 30 minutes I did have with it! Very reminiscent of the first two Paper Mario games in aesthetics and combat.

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

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    I’ve heard great things about that game; would Super Meat Boy be a good comparison?

    I’ve heard great things about that game; would Super Meat Boy be a good comparison?

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

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    https://imgur.com/a/2Mzqiyz Anybody who knows me knows that Twin Fantasy is pretty much always in the top 10. That's one of those albums that I just never grow tired of. Earth 2 is a bit of a...

    https://imgur.com/a/2Mzqiyz

    Anybody who knows me knows that Twin Fantasy is pretty much always in the top 10. That's one of those albums that I just never grow tired of.

    Earth 2 is a bit of a surprise to see on here considering that the shortest song is 16 minutes, but it is a "good" drone album and a predecessor to my favoritest album of all time, sunn O)))'s Monoliths & Dimensions.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Would you give up flying to lower your environmental impact? in ~enviro

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    I always like to use https://thetruesize.com to show people different comparisons on just how huge the US actually is. The distance from Seattle to Miami is roughly the same as London to Tehran.

    I always like to use https://thetruesize.com to show people different comparisons on just how huge the US actually is. The distance from Seattle to Miami is roughly the same as London to Tehran.

    8 votes
  18. Comment on The Grandmaster who got Twitch hooked on Chess: Hikaru Nakamura is the top-ranked blitz chess player in the world—and his channel has seen a meteoric rise as he coaches streamers in the ancient game in ~games.tabletop