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

  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Comment on The endgame of the Olympics: What if the Olympic Games never come back? in ~sports

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    This article put into a words a lot of ideas that have been floating around in my head for awhile now -- mainly, why should I support low-income family displacement (favelas in Brazil) or imported...

    This article put into a words a lot of ideas that have been floating around in my head for awhile now -- mainly, why should I support low-income family displacement (favelas in Brazil) or imported slave labor (Yemen) under the guise of national pride?

    4 votes
  8. Comment on The anti-semitism we didn’t see: DeSean Jackson’s Hitler moment—and mine—showed that Black Americans’ experience of racism doesn’t automatically sensitize us toward other forms of prejudice in ~misc

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    Oops, forgot the colon between "See" and "DeSean."

    Oops, forgot the colon between "See" and "DeSean."

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Portable music & video player? in ~tech

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    For what it's worth, iPads typically come in two versions -- one with WiFi and cellular capabilities, and the other with just WiFi. The WiFi-only ones can get relatively cheap for what you're getting.

    For what it's worth, iPads typically come in two versions -- one with WiFi and cellular capabilities, and the other with just WiFi. The WiFi-only ones can get relatively cheap for what you're getting.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Take, share, and then tell us about a meaningful or interesting screenshot from a game you're playing in ~games

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    https://i.imgur.com/bv36uVX.png This is my first Ascension 20 victory on Slay the Spire, the culmination of about 440 in-game hours of attempting probably the most difficult achievement I've ever...

    https://i.imgur.com/bv36uVX.png

    This is my first Ascension 20 victory on Slay the Spire, the culmination of about 440 in-game hours of attempting probably the most difficult achievement I've ever tried to get.

    The gist of it is that whenever you win, you can start a new game with an added difficulty modifier (called an Ascension), with Ascension 20 being the highest level. While it doesn't require quick reflexes or l33t skillz like other games, at this level any mistake can be punished with death, and even then many times you'll still play the "right" way and lose. You have to start thinking about the consequences of what rewards you're taking on the first three floors and how that'll affect you on floors 40-50.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Got any new electronics? Tell me about them! in ~talk

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    I got a refurbished 7th gen (10.2 in) iPad last week! I've been anti-tablet for a long time but this has certainly swayed my opinion. Originally I had planned to use it as an e-reader, score...

    I got a refurbished 7th gen (10.2 in) iPad last week! I've been anti-tablet for a long time but this has certainly swayed my opinion. Originally I had planned to use it as an e-reader, score reader, and occasional gaming platform, but I'm surprised at how much more utility I'm getting out of this than I would have expected. Since I don't have a laptop this is kind of my equivalent, and it's nice to have something to work on while laying in bed or on the couch that isn't my small-screen iPhone 8 (not actually a small screen, just in comparison), while also not having to sit at my desktop to get any work done. The lack of ports and full fledged programs means that it won't replace a "true" laptop for me any time soon, but I didn't really buy it for those features in the first place so I can't complain.

    Also, I've been anti-Apple for a long time but....fuck their ecosystem is just too good to ignore. I still won't buy new for several reasons, but buying refurb/used Apple stuff isn't a bad deal if you know where to look. It retains its value really well and their products (generally) age gracefully.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Window Swap - Open a new window somewhere in the world in ~life

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    I like this idea a lot. Kind of reminds me of that one "open security cameras" subreddit but less....uh....creepy.

    I like this idea a lot. Kind of reminds me of that one "open security cameras" subreddit but less....uh....creepy.

    3 votes
  13. 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 votes
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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