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  1. Comment on The complicated ethics of Tesla's Autopilot - It could save the lives of millions, but it will kill some people first in ~tech

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    This guy must be a hit at parties. edit: also, do people not realize that Teslas still need maintenance and upkeep like a regular car? I see so many people hopeful for the price to go down because...

    [Qazi's] Twitter handle, @tesla_truth, is a bottomless font of Muskolatry. Before we met in August, he’d emailed Musk to give him a heads-up and encourage him to speak with me.

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    He pressed a button on his phone, and his car pulled out of its spot. Qazi watched it cross the parking lot and roll toward him. “It’s not useful—yet,” he said, grinning. But he loves showing off this trick so much he’s been known to linger in a parking lot, waiting for an audience.

    This guy must be a hit at parties.

    edit: also, do people not realize that Teslas still need maintenance and upkeep like a regular car? I see so many people hopeful for the price to go down because they molehills on their current vehicle turned into mountains and they think Teslas don't do that.

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  2. Comment on With rich folklore traditions why have movies collapsed to just a few monsters? in ~movies

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    The same reason why we keep seeing remakes, sequels to twenty-year old movies, and superhero flicks -- people don't actually want anything new, and studios don't have to spend (as much) screentime...

    The same reason why we keep seeing remakes, sequels to twenty-year old movies, and superhero flicks -- people don't actually want anything new, and studios don't have to spend (as much) screentime on exposition and character introduction when they can make a profit doing the same thing over and over again.

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  3. Comment on Rush: "Working Man" slowed down to 33 rpm in ~music

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    Yes! I think that was how I found this video, it was in my recs after watching Chipmunks on 16 Speed.

    Yes! I think that was how I found this video, it was in my recs after watching Chipmunks on 16 Speed.

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  4. Comment on Hearthstone Player Banned from Grandmasters Tournament for Voicing Support for HK Protestors in ~games

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    The NBA is going through a similar thing right now -- the Rockets are indisputably the most popular NBA team in China with all-time great Yao Ming popularizing the sport, but GM Daryl Morey...

    The NBA is going through a similar thing right now -- the Rockets are indisputably the most popular NBA team in China with all-time great Yao Ming popularizing the sport, but GM Daryl Morey tweeted in support of HK and the league's front office is scrambling on what to do right now. further reading

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  5. Comment on The GoldenEye 64 campaign is getting a fan remake, and it looks great in ~games

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    I'm stoked to see what Statue Park turns into without the limited render distance in the original.

    I'm stoked to see what Statue Park turns into without the limited render distance in the original.

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  6. Comment on Rush: "Working Man" slowed down to 33 rpm in ~music

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    NSFC (Not Safe For Canadians)

    NSFC (Not Safe For Canadians)

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  7. Comment on What is your dream job ? in ~talk

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    Some part of me is still clinging on to my early-twenties dream of being a touring musician. I toured with several bands in my younger years but bills and a job got in the way. There's something...

    Some part of me is still clinging on to my early-twenties dream of being a touring musician. I toured with several bands in my younger years but bills and a job got in the way. There's something about sharing a van, hotel, stage, etc. with a few other people for like a month straight, and I really enjoy meeting new people who take time to see my/our shows.

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  8. Comment on This Is What a "Second-Person" Video Game Would Look Like in ~games.game_design

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    I think a great example of this would be Guild of Dungeoneering. I personally wouldn't recommend the game; it's got charm and it's a cool idea, but too much of the game is left to chance, but...

    I think a great example of this would be Guild of Dungeoneering. I personally wouldn't recommend the game; it's got charm and it's a cool idea, but too much of the game is left to chance, but that's beside the point. The essential concept is that the player picks a hero, builds a dungeon around them, and then the PC uses pathfinding to have the character navigate the dungeon, kind of like a single-player D&D*. Combat is still controlled by the player so it's not a "true" second-person, but the story's protagonist is, more or less, being guided by a narrator (the player).

    *I've never actually played D&D but I have a vague understanding that it works something like this.

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  9. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    Honestly my experience with pears is largely based on regularly having them at a cafeteria lunch in my childhood, the same cafeteria that made me hate sweet potatoes until I was in my...

    Honestly my experience with pears is largely based on regularly having them at a cafeteria lunch in my childhood, the same cafeteria that made me hate sweet potatoes until I was in my mid-twenties, so maybe I could go back and try pears again.

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  10. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    Pears are the worst fruit. Zero taste, an awful and grainy texture, and expensive. Any recipe involving pears is instantly worse. Bananas are a distant second -- mushy, not especially flavorful,...

    Pears are the worst fruit. Zero taste, an awful and grainy texture, and expensive. Any recipe involving pears is instantly worse. Bananas are a distant second -- mushy, not especially flavorful, and expires quickly, but there's at least important nutritional value to be had. I'll eat a banana if I'm sore after a workout but I won't necessarily enjoy it; however I can't ever imagine a scenario where eating a pear is beneficial to me.

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  11. Comment on The secret list of words causing demonetization by Youtube bots in ~tech

  12. Comment on What's a piece of art or media (film, book, painting etc) that you loved, but would never want to see again? in ~arts

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    I read Éden, Éden, Éden by Guyotat and The Painted Bird by Kosinski when I was a younger edgelord. Both of them are really good but also really over-the-top, and it's not something I would go out...

    I read Éden, Éden, Éden by Guyotat and The Painted Bird by Kosinski when I was a younger edgelord. Both of them are really good but also really over-the-top, and it's not something I would go out of my way to read again.

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  13. Comment on The 50 best video games of the 21st century in ~games

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    I agree, if there was a criteria for what gets on this list it isn't immediately obvious. At first I thought they were going for popularity and cultural relevance, but then they excluded...

    I agree, if there was a criteria for what gets on this list it isn't immediately obvious. At first I thought they were going for popularity and cultural relevance, but then they excluded Undertale, included GTA 5 instead of 3 (which was way more genre-defining and I don't think that's up for debate), and included Limbo for "indie revival" instead of Super Meat Boy. Okay, so maybe they're just going by sales -- but then they include lesser-selling (but still great) titles like Papers, Please and the aforementioned Limbo. What if they're going for games that are most fun? Well that's subjective in and of itself, but then there's developer overlap all over the place. I honestly just think these writers don't know what they're talking about.

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

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    I'm really interested in Cyberpunk 2077 to see if CDPR was trying to be faithful to The Witcher series with all the blatant sexism or if that's just who they are.

    I'm really interested in Cyberpunk 2077 to see if CDPR was trying to be faithful to The Witcher series with all the blatant sexism or if that's just who they are.

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  15. Comment on The 50 best video games of the 21st century in ~games

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    Yeah this is not necessarily a list I agree with, but I thought it would be interesting to share nonetheless. It's looks like they glanced at sales figures and not much else.

    Yeah this is not necessarily a list I agree with, but I thought it would be interesting to share nonetheless.

    It's looks like they glanced at sales figures and not much else.

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