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  1. Comment on China deems all cryptocurrency transactions illegal in ~finance

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    I guess it is soon the time to buy the dip and make obscene amounts of money during the next 12 months or so.

    I guess it is soon the time to buy the dip and make obscene amounts of money during the next 12 months or so.

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

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    Some weeks ago I got Dishonored and Prey from Arkane sale. I played Prey first and very much enjoyed it. This week, I started on Dishonored, which I find much less interesting. The game seemingly...

    Some weeks ago I got Dishonored and Prey from Arkane sale. I played Prey first and very much enjoyed it.

    This week, I started on Dishonored, which I find much less interesting. The game seemingly is trying to guide me towards a non-lethal route. I'm guessing that doing that would give me the "good ending". But I find the sneaking with lots of trial and error truly boring as a game mechanic so I don't think I'll be doing that. Steampunk is probably not my thing.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Portland, Oregon, is ground zero for violent culture-war clashes. And it’s spreading in ~misc

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    I'm honestly surprised that you're surprised about this. Antifa (whatever it even means) has never been exactly coy, have they?

    I'm honestly surprised at the amount of response from Antifa. I thought it was all protests being met with violent responses from the far right, but unless I've got something wrong, some Antifa folks seem to be contributing to the escalation.

    I'm honestly surprised that you're surprised about this. Antifa (whatever it even means) has never been exactly coy, have they?

  4. Comment on Vihreä liitto become first party in the Finnish Parliament to call for legalisation of cannabis – initiative approved at party conference by narrowest possible majority 183-181 in ~news

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    We have a significant (i.e. democratically very powerful) older population for whom the best reason not to legalize it is because it's illegal.

    If you don't mind my asking, what is the general public view of cannabis in Finland?

    We have a significant (i.e. democratically very powerful) older population for whom the best reason not to legalize it is because it's illegal.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on Apple / iOS rant in ~tech

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    My phone is a phone. I have a computer for when I need to do things my way. In Apple phones I especially like that when I upgrade to a newer device, it's essentially the same device as before I...

    My phone is a phone. I have a computer for when I need to do things my way. In Apple phones I especially like that

    • when I upgrade to a newer device, it's essentially the same device as before
    • I don't have to upgrade all the time
    • the supplier isn't doing whatever it can to snoop and mine absolutely everything I do on the device
    8 votes
  6. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Yeah. It's in the same vein as System Shocks and Deus Exes insofar that you can mostly decide how you want to play it, and some of those choices will have story consequences. Also I found the...

    Yeah. It's in the same vein as System Shocks and Deus Exes insofar that you can mostly decide how you want to play it, and some of those choices will have story consequences. Also I found the story and setting quite interesting. It's definitely not Doom.

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

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    I finished Prey (the 2017 version by Arkane). It was in many ways one of the best games I've played in a decade. The atmosphere, the music (by Mick Gordon, I learned just recently), the immersion,...

    I finished Prey (the 2017 version by Arkane). It was in many ways one of the best games I've played in a decade. The atmosphere, the music (by Mick Gordon, I learned just recently), the immersion, the humor -- all worked wonderfully. It really is the best System Shock continuation we've had so far.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Rick and Morty - Season 5 Discussion in ~tv

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    Where I live they have. Or perhaps I haven't paid attention to what "new" means for R&M. But I believe we got season 4 in there pretty quickly.

    Where I live they have. Or perhaps I haven't paid attention to what "new" means for R&M. But I believe we got season 4 in there pretty quickly.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Rick and Morty - Season 5 Discussion in ~tv

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    This used to be in Netflix but isn't apparently anymore, so I haven't watched a single episode. And this adultswim.com stream doesn't seem to work where I live. To the torrentmobile, Robin!

    This used to be in Netflix but isn't apparently anymore, so I haven't watched a single episode. And this adultswim.com stream doesn't seem to work where I live.

    To the torrentmobile, Robin!

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

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    Prey (2017). It has been an awesome experience so far. It really feels like a proper continuation to System Shock, somehow much more than System Shock 2 ever did. I guess I shouldn't be surprised,...

    Prey (2017). It has been an awesome experience so far. It really feels like a proper continuation to System Shock, somehow much more than System Shock 2 ever did. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, given how Arx Fatalis from the same studio felt like a proper continuation to Ultima Underworld.

    I hope this one lasts till the end better than Arx Fatalis did.

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

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    Prey was on sale. I hadn't really heard of this game at all, but some of the reviewers compared it to my all-time favourite System Shock. And I've been looking for a System Shock 1.5 probably ever...

    Prey was on sale. I hadn't really heard of this game at all, but some of the reviewers compared it to my all-time favourite System Shock. And I've been looking for a System Shock 1.5 probably ever since I first played that.

    So I've been playing Prey for a few hours. It's pretty good, and I can for now concur that it's the most System Shocky thing I've played since System Shock. So highly recommended for other fans of that game.

    Also got Dishonoured from sale but that'll have to wait.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Star Trek: Lower Decks - S02E01 "Strange Energies" in ~tv

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    Seems like this show heavily rips off Orville, somewhat ironically.

    Seems like this show heavily rips off Orville, somewhat ironically.

  13. Comment on What’s a mistake many people do not know they are making? in ~talk

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    I would guess that financial mistakes are very common. Doing something inefficient with your savings, not saving at all when you could, and buying things you don't need. The last mistake is also...

    I would guess that financial mistakes are very common. Doing something inefficient with your savings, not saving at all when you could, and buying things you don't need. The last mistake is also worse than just financial -- "the things you own end up owning you".

    More generally, most of us forget the fact that we're gonna die some day and waste our time doing something that's not really fun, rewarding or productive.

    19 votes
  14. Comment on Frostpunk 2 - Announcement trailer in ~games

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    I think the original is free this weekend on Steam.

    I think the original is free this weekend on Steam.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Has UML died without anyone noticing? in ~comp

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    I noticed because I was part of the generation that actively avoided its usage in every way possible. You're welcome. Although perhaps it should've been replaced with something slightly more...

    I noticed because I was part of the generation that actively avoided its usage in every way possible. You're welcome. Although perhaps it should've been replaced with something slightly more advanced than boxes and lines.

    9 votes
  16. Comment on What do you like and dislike about your chosen music service(s)? in ~music

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    Apple Music's UI is quite mediocre. It tries to be a native application but all the time behaves like a web application: many actions seem to require a "full page reload", and those reloads are...

    Apple Music's UI is quite mediocre. It tries to be a native application but all the time behaves like a web application: many actions seem to require a "full page reload", and those reloads are always incredibly slow (i.e. slower than 0.1s). I just wish they would rewrite it from scratch.

    Otherwise I cope with it, because it's cheap (when bundled with other Apple things), works well on all devices (as long as they're Apple...) and the sound quality is, as far as I can tell, excellent.

    14 votes
  17. Comment on How do you distinguish between masculinity and toxic masculinity? in ~talk

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    Simple is good, but I don't know. Seems to me like there's a positive (or at least non-negative) form of masculinity that may be harmful to others, usually manifested when defending against...

    Simple is good, but I don't know. Seems to me like there's a positive (or at least non-negative) form of masculinity that may be harmful to others, usually manifested when defending against assault. But I don't know, perhaps there's nothing exclusively masculine about defending oneself and others.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on Toyota is quietly pushing Congress to slow the shift to electric vehicles in ~tech

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    I'm sick of systems that allow them to. But I don't know how to change it.

    I'm sick of systems that allow them to. But I don't know how to change it.

    11 votes
  19. Comment on Open letter to NASA Administrator Nelson from Blue Origin and Jeff Bezos in ~space

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    $2B is about 1% of his net worth.

    $2B is about 1% of his net worth.

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

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    Undertale and Disco Elysium. Finished Undertale with the typical neutral ending that probably almost everyone gets on the first play. Entertained the idea of running the other endings too, but I...

    Undertale and Disco Elysium. Finished Undertale with the typical neutral ending that probably almost everyone gets on the first play. Entertained the idea of running the other endings too, but I didn't bother to. Watched the other endings on youtube. A bit sad that the premium song from the soundtrack ends up being in a rather difficult to reach place, but oh well. The game was quite magical.

    Disco Elysium, day 3. Managed to convince the gatekeeping dude with some racial theories (although I just internalized and told him "it's shit" and that was that) and just now talked to the union boss.

    5 votes