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  1. Comment on Trump steps up attacks on progressive congresswomen, says they 'hate our country' and Israel in ~news

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    But you're also not the President of the United States and leader of the free world.

    But you're also not the President of the United States and leader of the free world.

    1 vote
  2. I'll get the discussion started -- I'm somewhat into contemporary art, recently Can't Help Myself by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu. Mark Rothko is another favorite of mine, hopefully some day I can make it...

    I'll get the discussion started -- I'm somewhat into contemporary art, recently Can't Help Myself by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu.

    Mark Rothko is another favorite of mine, hopefully some day I can make it down to the Rothko Chapel.

    11 votes
  3. Comment on Guitar Pedals in ~music

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    I'm a huge sunn O))) nerd so I got the 1000-copy limited edition Life Pedal, even though I don't have a amp head anymore. Excited to try it out, probably once I get an amp head with my next paycheck.

    I'm a huge sunn O))) nerd so I got the 1000-copy limited edition Life Pedal, even though I don't have a amp head anymore. Excited to try it out, probably once I get an amp head with my next paycheck.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on What games have you been playing lately? in ~games

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    I picked up Monster Hunter: World on Steam sale and it's been fun so far. The best way I could describe it to someone interested is, "Dark Souls boss fights and people invade your world, but they...

    I picked up Monster Hunter: World on Steam sale and it's been fun so far. The best way I could describe it to someone interested is, "Dark Souls boss fights and people invade your world, but they help kill the boss instead of trying to gank you." There's a big emphasis on preparations, getting the right loadout to fight a "boss" (they're actually called "large monsters" in-game), and tracking the monster and getting information on how to beat it instead of just going into the fight guns blazing. I'm particularly excited about that last point, as that was something that The Witcher claimed to have as a central mechanic, but I found sorely lacking.

    I also got Supraland on a lark (also on Steam sale), which is a surprisingly fun and dense first-person half-platformer-half-combat game. The game scratches the itch to explore and openly lets you go back and try new things in old areas. The story and general aesthetic are kind of childish but some of the puzzles get surprisingly difficult.

    My roommate encouraged me to pick up Rimworld, which I'm sure most of you know by now. I enjoy it as an RTS, people-management game, but I'm not sure if the game is for me yet.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Tell us about your first love in ~talk

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    "First love" is a vague term, and I have a few answers depending on your definition, but: I was 15 (I think) and I wasn't really interested in dating at the time, but someone set me up with them...

    "First love" is a vague term, and I have a few answers depending on your definition, but: I was 15 (I think) and I wasn't really interested in dating at the time, but someone set me up with them even though I wasn't interested because "that's what you're supposed to do in high school" or whatever. We "broke up" even though we never really were a thing or did date stuff. Then my former best friend got her pregnant like four months later, so I think I did the right thing in hindsight. High school is weird.

    A better answer would be my girlfriend after that, who I dated for a few years in college. We broke up amicably, mostly because she was interested in marriage/kids/family and I was a dumb college kid interested in doing as many drugs as possible. In hindsight, there was no way that was going to work out, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯¯

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Car Seat Headrest: "Beach Life-in-Death" in ~music

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    Over the past year or so I've been listening to a lot of different music, but I keep coming back to Car Seat Headrest. There was kind of the "honeymoon" phase where I was in love with his songs...

    Over the past year or so I've been listening to a lot of different music, but I keep coming back to Car Seat Headrest. There was kind of the "honeymoon" phase where I was in love with his songs because of the singable lines and nonlinear but still coherent structure, but then I started looking up all the lyrics and it really hit me what a great artist he is/they are, and I think this is my favorite track. [NB: he wrote the original track when he was 17, and remastered it a few years ago]

    BL-i-D is about being gay and having a crush on someone, as well as the idea of everyone around you "growing up" while you're still pursuing your art. There's a great sense of deep meaning hiding behind some bizarrely surreal lyrics in this song in particular. Some of my favorites:

    When they finally found their home
    At Walt Disney studios
    And then everyone grew up
    With their fundamental schemas fucked
    But there are lots of fish left in the sea
    There are lots of fish in business suits
    That talk and walk on human feet
    And visit doctors, have weak knees

    It's not enough to love the unreal
    I am inseparable from the impossible
    I want gravity to stop for me
    My soul yearns for a fugitive from the laws of nature
    I want a cut scene
    I want a cut from your face to my face
    I want a cut I want
    The next related video

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Burial at Sea: The Fall of Maddox, the Internet’s First “Outsider” Celebrity in ~misc

  8. Comment on White Men Keep Killing Themselves With Guns. The NRA Is Making It Worse. in ~news

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    I remember reading somewhere that men are 53 times more likely to kill themselves with a gun than they are someone else. (I'll research and source this tomorrow, it's late and I'm in my bed)

    I remember reading somewhere that men are 53 times more likely to kill themselves with a gun than they are someone else.

    (I'll research and source this tomorrow, it's late and I'm in my bed)

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What's a question you genuinely don't know the answer to? in ~talk

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    If you haven't already, you should watch the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Broke.

    If you haven't already, you should watch the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Broke.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What creative projects are you working on? (July 2019 edition) in ~creative

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    For all of the griping I do about reddit, I do like submitting detailed, longform content from time to time. I'm currently working on two writeups for various gridiron/American football subs, one...

    For all of the griping I do about reddit, I do like submitting detailed, longform content from time to time. I'm currently working on two writeups for various gridiron/American football subs, one about why Devin Hester doesn't belong in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the other about the most famous play of each "branch" on the route tree.

    Other than that, I've been streaming and working on my twitch channel on the regular. Some people wouldn't call that a "creative project" but I disagree; there's a lot of choices you have to make, both aesthetically and practically. Things like overlays, bot commands, etc. requires more creative thinking than what it seems on the surface. Specifically, right now I'm working on programming a bot that tweets out new followers and subs -- I don't know if I'm actually going to use it but it'd be kind of fun to have regardless.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on What's a question you genuinely don't know the answer to? in ~talk

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    I don't know the answer to this because I was thinking about it on the way back from work just now, and haven't really had time to read up on it: How much do we actually know about past cultures...

    I don't know the answer to this because I was thinking about it on the way back from work just now, and haven't really had time to read up on it:

    How much do we actually know about past cultures vs. how much of it is retconned? The thought originally came to me when I was thinking about Mexican food (I was hungry), and I started to wonder how many of those traditional dishes were actually meat- and-cheese-based, and how much of our understanding of it has been changed because of Tex-Mex/Americanization of the cuisine.

    17 votes
  12. Comment on The Human Cost Of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in ~games

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    I love (read: abhor) the legalese in Activision's statement: [emphasis mine] But wait, aren't testers outsourced to contract work? Aha!

    I love (read: abhor) the legalese in Activision's statement:

    Black Ops 4 represents three years of hard work, creativity, and passion from hundreds of talented individuals across Treyarch, Activision studios and publishing teams, as well as agency partners around the world. It represents the culmination of a wide variety of development initiatives, the best of which comprise the game that our fans are playing today.

    The teams who created this game are diverse and widespread. It’s important to us that everyone working on the game, or any of our projects, is treated with respect and that their contributions are appreciated. If there is ever an instance where this standard is not met, we work to remedy it immediately. We constantly strive to provide a rewarding and fun development environment for everyone.

    Everyone at Treyarch is extremely proud of Black Ops 4. We love bringing games to life, and we always want to do the best work of our careers. We realize this is only made possible through the varied perspectives and contributions from every individual working on the team.

    [emphasis mine]

    But wait, aren't testers outsourced to contract work? Aha!

    Testers at Treyarch aren’t actually employed by the studio or its parent company, Activision. Like testers at many other big game studios, they technically work for an outsourcing company called Volt.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on The Human Cost Of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in ~games

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    I highly doubt the QA testers will even get this email.

    I highly doubt the QA testers will even get this email.

  14. Comment on What brought you here? in ~tildes

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    Pretty much same as everyone else, reddit blah blah blah, but in particular -- I was disillusioned with how truereddit devolved from actual, content-rich articles (which is originally what most of...

    Pretty much same as everyone else, reddit blah blah blah, but in particular -- I was disillusioned with how truereddit devolved from actual, content-rich articles (which is originally what most of reddit was but whatever) to a thirty-word HuffPo essay on "Orange man bad" re: circlejerk.

    I maintain enough of a presence to check on my sports teams and leagues and check modqueue while browsing /new of a fairly large sub that I moderate, but other than that, nothing's really keeping me around there anymore.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on What's an example of something cool on the internet that isn't as well-known/appreciated as you think it should be? in ~talk

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    Clicked "surprise me" the first time and it took me to a page on predicting IQ deviance, clicking on it the second time took me to biologically amorphous computing. Definitely bookmarking this...

    Clicked "surprise me" the first time and it took me to a page on predicting IQ deviance, clicking on it the second time took me to biologically amorphous computing. Definitely bookmarking this search engine for the future.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What is your favorite thought experiment? in ~talk

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    Is a hot dog a sandwich?

    Is a hot dog a sandwich?

    1 vote