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  1. Comment on What's something that people commonly misunderstand about you? in ~talk

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    People frequently think I hate them when they meet me for the first couple of times. It's possible that I don't care but hate? Naah. I need to know a person to hate them.

    People frequently think I hate them when they meet me for the first couple of times. It's possible that I don't care but hate? Naah. I need to know a person to hate them.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Phone recommendations: Pixel 2? 3a? Something else? in ~tech

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    Until they get the new SE model out (it would've been in mass production already without the virus), the iPhone 8 is probably the best price/quality phone out there. Of course, if money isn't a...

    Until they get the new SE model out (it would've been in mass production already without the virus), the iPhone 8 is probably the best price/quality phone out there. Of course, if money isn't a problem, you can just get the latest 11.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Trump has signed a $2,000,000,000,000 stimulus bill, along with many other leaders in their respective nations in ~finance

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    That’s a distressing thought. The pandemic is essentially China’s fault (for failing to control their wet markets) and they will benefit the most? Sounds like we should have been organizing...

    That’s a distressing thought. The pandemic is essentially China’s fault (for failing to control their wet markets) and they will benefit the most?

    Sounds like we should have been organizing boycotts against Chinese companies (and local companies heavily relying on Chinese companies) for decades already.

  4. Comment on As the coronavirus crisis heats up, why isn't America hearing from the CDC? in ~health.coronavirus

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    Perhaps curation is the reason. The media they consume filters out his stupidest gaffes. The media we consume revels in the gaffes.

    How are there so many people in the U.S. willing to accept this type of statement from him? How have our educational institutions failed us this much?

    Perhaps curation is the reason. The media they consume filters out his stupidest gaffes.

    The media we consume revels in the gaffes.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Recommend classic games you feel everyone should play at least once in ~games

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    Alundra is a Zelda-clone made for the PS1, released in 1997. I think it improves on Zelda on just about every level. Nethack. The replayability and depth of this one is insane. Here's the easiest...

    Alundra is a Zelda-clone made for the PS1, released in 1997. I think it improves on Zelda on just about every level.

    Nethack. The replayability and depth of this one is insane. Here's the easiest way to get started: https://alt.org/nethack/

    System Shock 1. I think this is the best FPS/RPG in terms of story and ambience. It's slightly aged though. There's a remake in the works, and it looks promising.

    Master of Magic. It's a combination of Civilization 1 and Magic: The Gathering. It works really really well as a concept. Slytherin just ported this old DOS game to Windows (or perhaps it just runs on dosbox), and it's available in Steam. Also has been available via GOG for a longer time.

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

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    I've been playing Endless Space 2. It's a pretty nice 4X space strategy game.

    I've been playing Endless Space 2. It's a pretty nice 4X space strategy game.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Why doctors hate their computers in ~tech

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    Somehow this system was sold to Finland as a new solution just a few years ago. We cannot fathom the reasoning behind it. It seems like a huge investment to a broken legacy system.

    Somehow this system was sold to Finland as a new solution just a few years ago. We cannot fathom the reasoning behind it. It seems like a huge investment to a broken legacy system.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on What are some games in which movement itself is a joy? in ~games

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    Crypt of the Necrodancer. It's a roguelike where you (and everyone else) move by the beat of the music.

    Crypt of the Necrodancer. It's a roguelike where you (and everyone else) move by the beat of the music.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Italy’s foreign minister hails Chinese coronavirus aid in ~health.coronavirus

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    Whoa. Thank you and sorry. I'll quarantine myself from the keyboard for awhile.

    Whoa. Thank you and sorry. I'll quarantine myself from the keyboard for awhile.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Opinion: The Trump presidency is over in ~misc

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    After seeing him survive incredible blunders time and time again, I'm pessimistic. But happy (as much as it's possible in the current conditions) if so.

    After seeing him survive incredible blunders time and time again, I'm pessimistic. But happy (as much as it's possible in the current conditions) if so.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Not a 'math person'? You may be better at learning to code than you think in ~tech

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    My intuition has been from the start of my programmer's life some 20 years ago to today that programming is quite far (edit or perhaps I should've said orthogonal here) from mathematics.

    My intuition has been from the start of my programmer's life some 20 years ago to today that programming is quite far (edit or perhaps I should've said orthogonal here) from mathematics.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on After Super Tuesday, Joe Biden is a clear favorite to win the nomination in ~news

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    Then they will have deserved 4 more years of Trump, I suppose. Too bad the whole world has to suffer from it, not just them.

    My biggest fear at this point is that Sanders supporters will decide to take their ball and go home come the general election if he loses the nomination.

    Then they will have deserved 4 more years of Trump, I suppose. Too bad the whole world has to suffer from it, not just them.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on What are some bugs/glitches/exploits that have actually made games better? in ~games

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    Master of Magic, the best PC fantasy strategy game, apparently became the best because its code is a total chaos and edge cases on edge cases. I guess this is one of the reasons why, despite its...

    Master of Magic, the best PC fantasy strategy game, apparently became the best because its code is a total chaos and edge cases on edge cases. I guess this is one of the reasons why, despite its immense popularity, nobody has managed to create a faithful clone of it.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on The laptop market is in an atrocious state in ~tech

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    I don't think anyone's forced to copy their designs. Why would you blame them for it?

    The fashionability part is something I blame on Apple.

    I don't think anyone's forced to copy their designs. Why would you blame them for it?

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Finland's foreign minister faces probe over Syria repatriations – Pekka Haavisto will be investigated over his plan for swiftly bringing children held in Syria to Finland in ~news

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    There's some definite political game going on here. Haavisto is so far the most popular presidential candidate, so the opposition will gladly undermine him as much as they can. That said, I think...

    There's some definite political game going on here. Haavisto is so far the most popular presidential candidate, so the opposition will gladly undermine him as much as they can. That said, I think it's good that this gets investigated properly.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Dune. I've read this a few times, but I never got to its sequels, so now I'll continue to those once I'm done with the first one again.

    Dune. I've read this a few times, but I never got to its sequels, so now I'll continue to those once I'm done with the first one again.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Pure Reason Revolution - Silent Genesis (2020) in ~music

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    Pure Reason Revolution split up in 2011, but have apparently gone back together! Full album "Eupnea" coming in April.

    Pure Reason Revolution split up in 2011, but have apparently gone back together! Full album "Eupnea" coming in April.

    1 vote