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    [–] Hope Solo - “Why I’m Running for President of U.S. Soccer” 5510 11 points ago in ussoccer

    Semi related rant:
    I do feel like the timing of her suspension / termination was total bullshit. After all the serious shit she did, the fact that she was suspended AFTER the tournament (with her getting older and the next major tournament several years away) just seems like U.S. Soccer trying to eat its cake and have it too.

    Like "well.. she deserves to be suspended for a variety of reasons, but she is a big star and our chances will probably take a hit if we suspend her... I know, let's let her play, and then find some bullshit ticky-tack reason to suspend her as soon as we no longer need her, that way we can have our star keeper when we need her and also pretend we give a shit about conduct once we don't."

    Unless we are to supposed to actually believe she was suspended for what she said about Sweden, which smells like sexism, bullshit, or both. No way a man would have been suspended for what she said, shit, Ronaldo said something vaguely similar about Iceland. Nor should what she said merit a suspension regardless of gender. It was a bit rude, but it wasn't that big a deal. Of course they can CLAIM it was just "the straw that broke the camel's back," but the timing is REALLY REALLY convenient for them if we are to believe that.

    I would have supported suspending her on a number of occasions beforehand, but the way it actually played out was total fucking bullshit.

    [–] Lee Sin is now the only champion left with built in spell vamp 5510 1 points ago in leagueoflegends

    I mean, especially for mages with poor auto attacks, it's de facto spell vamp, even if the mechanics are a bit different. It fills the role of "I hit things with my spells, and I get some health."

    [–] Lee Sin is now the only champion left with built in spell vamp 5510 1 points ago in leagueoflegends

    There were a lot of other people who could get decent use out of it, even if it wasn't super meta to do so.

    [–] Lee Sin is now the only champion left with built in spell vamp 5510 2 points ago in leagueoflegends

    Yeah but it's pretty weird that the only spell vamp for people who isn't build into their kits now is gunblade. (IIRC as a final item?)

    [–] Lee Sin is now the only champion left with built in spell vamp 5510 13 points ago in leagueoflegends

    I don't play as much anymore so maybe I missed it, but did they ever explain why they are trying to get rid of spell vamp?

    It feels like they are just casually trying to gradually sneak spell vamp out of the game and hoping nobody notices.

    [–] Discussion: In this transitional period for the USMNT, who is one player you'd like to see given a second chance? 5510 1 points ago in ussoccer

    What's weird is he appeared out of nowhere to come back into the team for two gold cup matches, actually played really really well, then vanished immediately afterwards and was never mentioned again.

    [–] The fact that 1 and 2 are exact opposites made this better 5510 15 points ago in OopsDidntMeanTo

    It seems like "millennials" is a generation without end, and old people have been adding the next batch of kids to it year after year.

    Which is especially crazy given the recent rate of huge fundamental technological change. Even somebody born in 84 and 94 had very very different life experiences.

    [–] Anyone know how to start a coaching career? 5510 17 points ago in CFB

    I won several state championships coaching high school (currently coach college), and I almost never yell at anybody unless they are far away or something. There are lots of ways to be tough or demanding besides yelling. Yelling is mostly just a way for a coach to let out his emotional frustration and isn't productive. And while it can be useful if you only do it occasionally, yelling frequently is generally crappy.

    And yelling at pop warner kids, wtf...

    [–] 300 former Hurricane players and coaches attended Miami-Notre Dame game 5510 1 points ago in CFB

    To be fair, Miami is a small private school.

    EVERY school who has been at all successful has bandwagon fans, the difference is that a huge state school can fill its stadium whether the bandwagon fans show up or not. The difference is Miami has to rely on its bandwagon fans.

    If they had a 40k seat stadium, which would be totally reasonable based on their size, they would fill it pretty well and people who went to Nebraska or Ohio State or some other totally unreasonable comparison wouldn't constantly be making comments.

    [–] Moderate alcohol consumption improves foreign language skills 5510 36 points ago in science

    Somebody made an interesting point about how everybody makes a big deal about children being better at language learning, but most children are in a full immersion situation and living with several quasi full-time tutors (in the form of parents or older siblings or whatever)... and that under those conditions they arguably learn fairly slowly.

    I would also hypothesize that adults have the added frustration with the learning the basics since learning "the apple is red" is so far beneath their mental level. It takes a lot more work as an adult to get to the point where you can have conversations that feel legitimately rewarding as anything other than "progress in my work."

    Of course that's all just me speculating and not based any anything of substance.

    [–] EA (Electronic Arts) Responds To Controversy Surrounding Battlefront 2, Comment Gets 8000 Downvotes 5510 6 points ago in bestof

    To be fair, if you just want to play the single player or some shit, there is a huge big difference between giving them 60 dollars, and giving them 5-10 dollars when it's on a really deep sale in the future. Of course it would be even better to get it used, but it still cuts down their money significantly to wait a long time until it is on very deep discount.

    [–] I’ve come from the future to call you on your cheating bullshit! 5510 2 points ago in quityourbullshit

    I wish so hard I could make the app store automatically filter out any game with repeatable microtransactions. Any time you can buy coins or gems or some bullshit, fuck that game.

    I mean conventional DLC is a problem getting out of hand in gaming in general, but at least that purchase isn't infinitely repeatable.

    [–] I’ve come from the future to call you on your cheating bullshit! 5510 -3 points ago in quityourbullshit

    Yeah, it's one thing when people are trying to just steal a normal game, but if you design your game like an asshole you deserve that kind of shit.

    [–] As an American, MRW someone asks me if I've heard about "the shooting" 5510 1 points ago in reactiongifs

    FWIW though you are way way way more likely to be killed in a car accident on the way to or from the event than at a mass shooting at said event.

    [–] As an American, MRW someone asks me if I've heard about "the shooting" 5510 1 points ago in reactiongifs

    If people were even remotely as sensitized to the amount of people killed in car accidents as they were to shootings, we would make massive changes to how transport works.

    [–] I have the same wish for Heat Signature that I've had for all other games I've played with tactical pause / time-slow. 5510 11 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in HeatSignature

    I feel the same way, this is a great idea and should be straightforward (though I'm not a programmer so maybe it's more involved to add that it sounds).

    Also, bonus points if they added an option to see a playback of the mission where fog of war is on and you only see things from the GUARDS point of view. So you only see what they see and therefore the ambushing / confusion and stuff is more apparent.

    [–] I don’t know what just happened 5510 17 points ago in Tinder

    I'm with you.

    I'm a regular dude, I don't claim to be able to bang supermodels anytime I want to so passing up a super hot chick is no big deal for an awesome sexy man like me...

    But if a super hot chick says "hey if you eat ass you can come back to my place and we can have sex all night," I'm still going to pass on that.

    [–] Am I the only one that misses 'Shield Wall' ability like stances for infantry units? 5510 1 points ago in totalwar

    I'm not an expert, but I believe while subgroups of them do that kind of thing, they are mostly relatively disciplined.

    [–] Can we use universities to develop players? 5510 1 points ago in ussoccer

    This is only partially directed at you and partially just a statement regarding this general subject... people often seem to forget that the universities / university athletics exist for their own reasons totally separate from making the national team stronger.

    People are always saying things like "College should play with 3 subs no re-entry in order to better prepare people for the national team," to which the college response is "we aren't going to make major rule changes to our game just to give a small boost to the small % of players who go play for the national team." Personally as a coach, I mostly like the college sub rules because it lets more players get involved in the game and be real participants in the team. You can do things like throw a developing freshman out there for 5-10 minutes a game to get him a bit of experience without having to make it an all or nothing type thing or get just a little bit of time out of only 3 subs (which you may need for more important tactical reasons).

    I love the national team, but I don't want to give up things like that from the student athlete college game just to give the national team a tiny tiny boost. Same thing for having a bunch of 12 year olds living in dorms on campus.

    [–] 'It's not realistic': Could a woman ever be elected US Soccer president? 5510 3 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in ussoccer

    Aside from stoking the whole gender equality debate, the US WNT has been the best for a long time.

    While I am a big fan of the USWNT, even SEPARATE from the gender equality debate of male vs female skill and athletiscm, they have WAY WAY less competition.

    While our girls are working with quality coaches and facilitates support staff and trainers and hooked up to space age treadmills measuring body stats and just generally being the Russian guy in the Rocky montage, all but a few of the other teams have girls who work at Dick's sporting goods and go to a much more basic practice in the evening.

    [–] We should treat Halloween like we do Thanksgiving, and just have it be the 4th Saturday of October, regardless of the date. 5510 5 points ago in Showerthoughts

    I could maybe see an argument for Friday. You get to have halloween shit at school or work or whatever, then go home and trick or treat or be up late partying or whatever.

    But it certainly should be either the last friday or last saturday of october. Having it on any other day is just stupid.

    [–] Card games like Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Magic were "pay to win" way before modern video gaming 5510 3 points ago in Showerthoughts

    Admittedly I'm not super knowledgeable about magic, but you understand that "pay to win" doesn't necessarily mean "pay to automatically win completely independent of all other factors?"

    It's generally applied to things where paying more gives you an advantage, not where it's physically impossible to lose to anybody who paid less.

    [–] No r*pe jokes 5510 5 points ago in Unexpected

    I don't comprehend at all the mind of somebody reads "rape" and "r*pe" as different things. Or pretty much any euphemism.