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Gaijin's tasty pet 3 comments
guest · 3 years ago
Your dog is food? (I'm learning Japanese. Did I get it right?)
"Look at me. I am the bully now." 6 comments
guest · 3 years ago
I taught at a summer school for middle school students this summer and one of the kids in my group would entertain others at lunch with his Fortnite dances. He was pretty skilled. It brought him a lot of respect from his peers.
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Facebook vaccine 9 comments
guest · 3 years ago
This must be a troll post in a vein similar to Ken M, or a false flag account. The setup seems too crafted to be a joke. Antivaxxers are wrong, but they can't be THAT stupid.
And that's the reality that I'm deciding to live in.
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Spoon of liquid nitrogen in a bowl of gasoline 3 comments
guest · 3 years ago
I swear that was about to summon something
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DnD 5 comments
guest · 3 years ago
D&DnD&D
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Group chats 5 comments
guest · 3 years ago
Time investment, mainly. Find someone who seems cool that you know from work or college or neighborhood or wherever is convenient. Hang out with them at the convenient place to see if they would be a good friend. If so, invest time. Find or create events to invite them too, including random "just because" hangouts (but still do things, like play a videogame together or show eachother cool books or chat while taking a walk). Hanging out with someone in person outside of the convenient normal circumstances you met in is how to make an acquaintance/colleague/classmate/neighbor become a friend instead of just someone with whom you are friendly.
(Just a guess, though. I'm not a social expert.)
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Awww 3 comments
guest · 3 years ago
looks like Kyoukai no Kanata. I haven't seen it yet (but it's on my list to check out), so I could be wrong, but that looks like the art I've seen of the main character.
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Lovely 9 comments
guest · 3 years ago
How selfless of America, to take care of all those guns so other countries don't have to!
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What's yours? 16 comments
guest · 3 years ago
I could maybe think up a better one if I spent a long time trying to recall everything I know, but off the top of my head my first thought goes to Ending E of Nier: Automata.
Yeah bruh, tell me. 5 comments
guest · 3 years ago
There's also the camelopard. Long ago, people who had seen a giraffe described it to people who hadn't as a cross between a camel and a leopard and, well, the idea of what a camelopard looks like is a bit more fantastical than what giraffes actually look like. Makes for some interesting art, though.
The full story of Elon Musk 6 comments
guest · 3 years ago
I get the reference.
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Sad reality of programmers 3 comments
guest · 3 years ago
At least for a programming, "salary of an intern" isn't another way of saying "free". Sad that it is for internships in many other fields, though.
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This will surely offend a few. 36 comments
guest · 3 years ago
You like computers? Thank Charles Babbage.
You like programming and computational theory? Thank Alan Turing.
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Affirmative action 6 comments
guest · 3 years ago
You can't say that more women than men go to college because women have a larger share of the student loan debt. There's lurking variables, like how quickly women vs men pay off their debts, which itself is impacted by things like how quickly women vs men are hired out of college. There's more variables, too, these are just two examples.
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The good stuff 11 comments
guest · 3 years ago
@parisqeen They also had some animated online episodes, and there were the animated cutscenes from the MNOG, so you may be thinking of those too.
Voxbaby 10 comments
guest · 3 years ago
If I remember the article correctly (I can't be bothered to look it back up), it was about how a ponytail or bun would be better for superheroing because it won't get in their face or be easy for foes to grab, but comics and movies have their hair be loose because it looks better. They're saying not having a superhero with a ponytail is sexist.
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They're faking it 14 comments
guest · 3 years ago
It's not that girls actually have blood phobias, it's that swooning at the sight of blood was the polite thing to do for a while in certain cultures at certain time periods. Blood and gore were "manly", the ideal women was not "manly", an un-manly person would not be able to handle the sight of blood, therefore an ideal woman should faint at the sight of blood. So they would, usually faking it. And even when a culture changes over time, elements can still leave a lasting impression, like the stereotype that women can't handle blood.
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No surprise here 9 comments
guest · 3 years ago
I'd think that possibly the amount of people with depression and the severity of depression has been pretty constant over time, and the increased acceptance and support of people with depression has made it easier to talk about it in modern times, skewing the results as self-reporting is the only way to get statistics on depression, but I haven't looked at their studies or researched data collection methods for statistics on depression or checked to see if this thought has been already addressed or done any of that, so this is just me postulating without facts...
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I am but a man 4 comments
guest · 3 years ago
Fun story: just went through a CPR and Heimlich training a few weeks ago. For the Heimlich maneuver, they taught us to get consent first. So if someone's choking to death we have to ask if it's okay for us to touch them and they have to nod or give a thumbs up or something. However, for CPR, because they're going to be in an unresponsive state, you can just go ahead. The quote used was "unconsciousness implies consent." And that is the only context you can use that reasoning in and not get metaphorically lynched.
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Good news 7 comments
guest · 3 years ago
Are people conveniently forgetting the distinction the WHO made between gaming disorder and gamers for the sake of jokes, or do people genuinely think the WHO said playing video games is a mental disorder? Genuinely wondering, because it's sometimes hard to tell the tone of text and memes.
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That's a steal 4 comments
guest · 3 years ago
Now I wish more than ever that I had a local IKEA... (assuming I'd get the same deal)
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Incredibles 2 was great 2 comments
guest · 3 years ago
This was my English teacher for my senior year of highschool. Some particular students were very good at getting him monologuing, and they'd team up to do it in revenge for some of the things they didn't like about his teaching style or their grades. The conversations usually turned to whether or not he'd have sex with a certain character in the book we were analyzing. (It was senior year English, every book had something to do with societal opinions on violence, money, and extramerital sex)
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The Hidden Town of Monemvasia, Greece 3 comments
guest · 3 years ago
That rock formation looks like South America...
EA may use some of these ideas 22 comments
guest · 3 years ago
Depict1 was kind of like that, except everything was a lie so it was easy to figure out.
I think I downloaded the wrong game 7 comments
guest · 3 years ago
Katawa Shoujo
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Olive Garden; When you're Here, You're Here. 22 comments
guest · 3 years ago
Anyone know if this was completely autonomously generated by a bot, or if it was more of a human-robot collaboration like botnik's stuff (the guys behind the Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like A Pile of Ash thing)?
How? 9 comments
guest · 3 years ago
Even if your location is off, if you're using a web browser and are connected to a wifi network, the network's IP address can still be used by websites to get your location (or at least the location of the network, which is going to be pretty much within a street's width of your location)
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Turkeys crossing 4 comments
guest · 3 years ago
We've got turkey gangs in my neighborhood. They roam in packs and own the streets, and they know it, too. You can honk all you want, they'll just surround your car and make you late. I'm pretty sure they're involved in shady politics behind the scenes, too, as the city council gets really upset if you kill one.
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I'm a hacker 6 comments
guest · 3 years ago
What if it's one of those EULA things where there's a "by clicking "yes" you also agree to let the FBI build a profile of you and every adult site you visit" hidden somewhere only after clicking "yes"? What if there's some tricky legal wording where you're answer of "yes" gets applied to more than just the question of whether or not you are older than 18? And other paranoid thoughts.
She's human now 6 comments
guest · 3 years ago
The "people zoo" quote was from a different robot.
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We haven't learnt our lessons 5 comments
guest · 3 years ago
It was a stunt to show how you can bias your data to create your narrative. They specifically used a subreddit about death, then wrote an article with a headline about how using reddit as a source made a psychopathic AI. The point was that the headline is technically true but highly misleading because the data was biased, and the article itself focuses on that bias, but in a case of doing too good a job looking like the thing it is fighting, most people have just judged it from the sensational headline and decided "what is the world coming to?"
https://www[dot]theverge[dot]com/2018/6/7/17437454/mit-ai-psychopathic-reddit-data-algorithmic-bias
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Squids 3 comments
guest · 3 years ago
...I always assumed that it was just a normal squid that got magic'd to giant size and they just decided to keep it that way because it was cooler.
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Wtf laura 9 comments
guest · 3 years ago
My mom refused to let me have a GPS in my car to force me to learn how to use a map. Instead I just learned to leave early enough to account for getting lost. Maps are great for walking, but when I need to have my eyes on the road and my hands on the wheel and am moving at car speeds, a map is pretty tough to effectively use without another person as the navigator.
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Just believe people 13 comments
guest · 3 years ago
I mean, to be fair, many of those "kill"s are part of "don't kill"s. You're going to have to meet her negating phrase with another negating phrase to come closer to a fair comparison.
But ultimately, the amount of times a word or phrase is written is going to depend on which version of the Bible you're using, so it's pretty poor reasoning to use that as a measure in the first place. Nice thought, though. Way to try and find positive meanings everywhere.
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Cube earthers 8 comments
guest · 3 years ago
What about Time Cubers?
Is this the real life 3 comments
guest · 3 years ago
This was pretty much my reality (if we're assuming that the dad was just on the phone for a few seconds when the photographer took the picture.) I had time for books and read them everywhere. Dad's work required him to stay connected pretty much 24/7 so he'd frequently be on his phone. (Just quick checks and then back to family interaction, though.)
The hospital "helping" 15 comments
guest · 3 years ago
(different guest) In assuming the best of intentions from the guest, he/she could just be meaning that giving attention to a suicidal person can often help them not commit suicide. I literally just finished a suicide prevention training yesterday and listening to suicidal people or having them call or text hotlines to be listened to was a pretty common theme. The guest might have meant, worded differently, "Hey, helpful life tip if you're feeling suicidal again: call a hotline! They'll be able to help you. Hospitals are expensive to run and staff so they're expensive to stay in, but a hotline is free."
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Realistic 56 comments
guest · 3 years ago
Women were more special cases. Men were by far the majority and the default.
...Which is why a woman on the battlefield, being a more remarkable sight than a man, makes for a great main character to tell epic stories about, because they're probably only there if they're already legendarily awesome.
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Indeed it is 1 comments
guest · 3 years ago
unfortunately his kryptonite is felt-tip pens
Want to swim? 15 comments
guest · 3 years ago
I was expecting them to continue spiraling upwards in a growing column of fish, becoming an ever-larger ichthyological tornado of doom that destroys a nearby town and threatens the world.
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Me at some point of my life. 24 comments
guest · 3 years ago
I've had it happen where we just change over time. One friend had radically different social views than me but it was all cool and we were still able to be good friends. Then she started getting militant about it and doing things to force with-me-or-against-me lines. My tolerance allows me to be friends with people who have different beliefs, but not ones who will force me to adopt theirs as mine.
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How doe the brain ignore the title? 7 comments
guest · 3 years ago
The brain is lazy and efficient. It doesn't process each individual thing it sees. Basically, it looks at a chunk and goes "hey, this looks familiar, let me go grab the results from the last time I saw this instead of re-processing it again." The "the"s are so close together that the brain basically goes "already handled that, no need to think about it again" and moves on. It's similar to how the brain is able to read words that are misspelled so long as all the letters are there and the first and last letter are correct.
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Hidden away in the mountains of Switzerland 5 comments
guest · 3 years ago
the fact that it looks like a slightly sci-fi jet?
Every math teacher problem 24 comments
guest · 3 years ago
It's an exposure thing. Every student is potentially the next genius revolutionary mathematician. Sometimes you don't know you like something or are good at it until you try it. You don't want the next calculus to never be invented because the person who would've done it didn't know that math theory was a field. All the rest of us who never use it are just casualties in the quest to ensure that no one misses their chance through lack of exposure and experience.
(Doesn't make it any less frustrating when you end up not being the savior of the math universe and want to do something that just needs normal math, though...)
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Reality is ways too cruel 4 comments
guest · 3 years ago
don't know if you're talking about the top sword or the bottom sword, but I can at least answer that the top sword is Ea, an original weapon from the Fate series.
Alsan - a king I could respect 7 comments
guest · 3 years ago
Might as well let them explain it. With how accurate movie adaptations are, it's bound to be a story you've never heard before.
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That's not that bad 6 comments
guest · 3 years ago
Well, He would listen.
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Don't follow the crowd 5 comments
guest · 3 years ago
Freshmen are ruthless 3 comments
guest · 3 years ago
I taught a summer camp a few years ago and I was still using a slide-out keyboard dumbphone and at one point I had to take it out and call the camp supervisor and when I was done this kid asked what it was and I explained that it was a phone. Most of the class laughed, but these two girls made these horrified gasps as if the mere presence of old technology would corrupt the very matter in the air and if they went to pull their phones out of their pockets they would've been transformed into old phones like mine.
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Good luck indeed 22 comments
guest · 3 years ago
In a way, this has been the case for a long time. I worked on a project that involved reading a lot of 1800s newspapers and all that stuff is in there. A guy was jailed for sending a card to a business owner insulting him by comparing him to a bedbug. A man was sued for mistaking a woman for a man. Newspapers routinely had little blurb articles that weren't news at all but "yo mamma" level insults against rival papers and political candidates.
The difference between now and then is that mass communication makes it so it no longer has to be personal. Offended people can try to recruit as many people as they can to also be offended so there are clear battle lines of us vs the world, which feels more like a righteous crusade that automatically makes us the good guys. Back then, it was really more me vs you where people could watch the fight and maybe comment or pick sides, but there was no compulsion to make it a war with armies and propaganda.
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