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    [–] Denmark builds giant spy station to capture Russian intelligence NATIK001 17 points ago in worldnews

    0.06 is Nyhavn in Copenhagen. The rest of the stuff in the video is drawn based on Copenhagen as well.

    Flensborg/Flensburg is an old Danish town, not that surprising it shares similar features with the capital of Denmark.

    [–] Belgium says loot boxes are gambling, wants them banned in Europe NATIK001 927 points ago in Games

    Assuming this even leads to an EU wide ban on lootboxes, I am going to make a prediction right now. It will only lead to EU specific releases of games.

    Basically the game version sold in EU will mostly still have the shit grind that is meant to make you buy loot boxes, and the version for everywhere else has the grind + lootboxes. Publishers definitely don't want to make the non-loot boxed version seem more fun than the p2w version.

    If it goes through in the EU I hope more countries follow outside the EU, but if it just goes through in the EU there will still be way too big a market outside the EU to just stop lootboxes completely.

    [–] Belgium says loot boxes are gambling, wants them banned in Europe NATIK001 37 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in JimSterling

    Assuming this even leads to an EU wide ban on lootboxes, I am going to make a prediction right now. It will only lead to EU specific releases of games.

    Basically the game version sold in EU will mostly still have the shit grind that is meant to make you buy loot boxes, and the version for everywhere else has the grind + lootboxes. Publishers definitely don't want to make the non-loot boxed version seem more fun than the p2w version.

    If it goes through in the EU I hope more countries follow outside the EU, but if it just goes through in the EU there will still be way too big a market outside the EU to just stop lootboxes completely.

    [–] Gently, gently now... I touchy the burdie NATIK001 8 points ago in MadeMeSmile

    They do. Except in low light conditions where they beat us.

    Cats vision is only better than humans in two areas, low light conditions and detection of movement. Everything else we beat them in.

    [–] The pie chart just gave up... NATIK001 9 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in Stellaris

    4 grand sectors indeed, and I always align them to the center and name them either based on Star Trek quadrants or Warhammer 40k sectors. Depending on the flavour of the empire being played.

    [–] Story is on TV news in Denmark NATIK001 1 points ago in StarWarsBattlefront

    Battlefront II "Popular computer game apologizes for payments"

    [–] Ny analyse: Indbrud er reelt en straffri forbrydelse NATIK001 8 points ago in Denmark

    Folk der siger det har ikke nærlæst analyserne.

    Længere straffe har ingen effekt når straffen allerede er 5 år eller længere, men har præventiv effekt derunder.

    Ingen indbrudstyv kommer i nærheden af den grænse, så der er præventiv effekt at hente ved strafudmålingen ifht indbrudstyveri.

    [–] The EU signed a “historic” deal to integrate 23 armies to shake off its US dependence NATIK001 3 points ago in worldnews

    That's just joint EU military spending on weaponry for the combined force.

    Total EU military spending was $226 billion in 2016.

    Remember though EU never had combined military effort before just some battlegroups loosely tied to EU and NATO.

    [–] Sending in our nude photos to fight revenge porn? No thanks, Facebook. Rather than trusting a private corporation, let’s just enforce existing laws supposed to protect us from harassment and abuse – in person or online NATIK001 41 points ago in technology

    Interesting. I've had my account for many years, didn't use a photo at all until someone else posted one of me, after years of use, and even then I have only ever been tagged in 2 photos.

    I have less than 40 friends at all times as I delete so I only have 35 ish people I actually care about.

    I have only made 1 post linking to a youtube video and nothing else was ever posted.

    Never had a ban or a ban threat. Facebook never really contacts me or ask for anything either.

    [–] What a great deal NATIK001 10 points ago in Steam

    They want you to buy the newest one, but they might sucker someone into buying older games as well so they don't lower prices or delist the games. Basically they are greedy dicks.

    [–] Percentage of people in the EU that can hold a conversation in Danish per country NATIK001 7 points ago in europe

    In Denmark we have a 2% limit, 5% would leave out several parties which have important influence on the shape of Danish politics.

    As much as I appreciate the idea of the rule, I personally think 5% is too high to set the limit at, you also want minority opinions to be represented and new parties to feel like they have a chance of entering parliament.

    [–] [UST] Dogsnail Engine (full card) NATIK001 7 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago) in magicTCG

    Take Dogsnail Engine as an example.

    You are on Sprocket 3, with an empty battlefield, you know that you will play a 5 power creature next turn. You play a 2/2 rigger assembling Dogsnail Engine. If you put Dogsnail Engine on Sprocket 1 you get 2 life next turn. If you instead put it on Sprocket 2, you can play the 5 power creature next turn to get 5 life in 2 turns.

    You gain either 3 or 1 additional life by playing it on Sprocket 2 over Sprocket 1 (depending on the number of turns the game lasts), as long as the game lasts at least 2 more turns.

    [–] Pewter Museum of Science [x-post /r/pokemon] NATIK001 23 points ago in gaming

    Yeah, the recording and transmission was in color, but afaik the broadcast was black and white due to technical limitations at the facility receiving the transmission.

    [–] Blizzard announced World of Warcraft: Classic at Blizzcon this weekend. Classic based servers will launch (at some point) NATIK001 1 points ago in pcgaming

    If one disregards the "novelty effect" of the patches, I don't think they drastically changed much. People gravitated towards content released in the newest patch, but very few patches went back and radically changed anything from the patches before them (until the pre-TBC patch).

    The PvP systems were probably what got changed the most by patches, from adding a PvP system to revamping it. But even then the core gameplay experience of PvP wasn't changed so much that you couldn't find and enjoy the previous experiences.

    Basically the various PvP patches took PvP from, no system, just random world-PvP for no gain, through world-PvP zergs when honour was introduced, to BGs and then BG queuing in cities.

    Random world-PvP didn't go away with any of the changes in vanilla, it died to flying mounts in TBC instead.

    The zerg style world-PvP got drastically reduced by BGs but it still continued in its diminished state.

    When BGs could be queued from cities it further reduced the organized and semi-random world PvP but not to the point where it didn't exist anymore.

    So honestly I don't think the changes are worth quibbling over whether one patch or the other should be left out. The core gameplay experience was essentially only added to, very little was subtracted.

    [–] Blizzard announced World of Warcraft: Classic at Blizzcon this weekend. Classic based servers will launch (at some point) NATIK001 3 points ago in pcgaming

    It should be everything until but not including the pre-TBC patch.

    While there were changes done during vanilla to systems, the general experience of playing was more or less the same from launch until the pre-TBC patch hit.

    There is no good reason to cut Naxxramas, the PvP patch or anything else before the pre-TBC patch.

    That said I don't really care since I am burned out on vanilla. Being in a Naxxramas raiding guild back then still has me burned out on the game more than a decade later, and I won't be returning.

    [–] Rain got seven pages at the front page of our daily newspaper today. #growingeveryday NATIK001 2 points ago * (lasted edited 17 days ago) in GlobalOffensive

    Well things like "to play (somebody)" (to trick/fool) also exist in the Scandinavian languages. "At spille (nogen)" can mean the same. Just as an example of one of those meanings (among others) also existing here.

    In this specific use case though those other meanings are irrelevant.

    [–] Rain got seven pages at the front page of our daily newspaper today. #growingeveryday NATIK001 2 points ago in GlobalOffensive

    Spiller means player primarily. Gamer is a newer word with a different etymological history.

    Fotballspiller = Football player.

    Dataspiller = Computer player.

    Both of those are more correct translations, both literally as well as in terms of preserving meaning while sounding correct in the language that is translated to.

    [–] Bottle Recycling in Denmark NATIK001 2 points ago in ZeroWaste

    All convenience stores/supermarkets must accept any bottles they sell in return here.

    Larger stores have dedicated machines and workers to take care of bottle returns, while smaller ones just accept them at the register.

    Having the bottles be returnable basically anywhere makes people more likely to return them than if they have to take them to a special place.

    [–] Flertal i Folketinget vil bevare Radio24syv: »Den har bevist sit værd« NATIK001 6 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in Denmark

    Radio24syv er noget af det eneste radio der er værd at høre på. Jeg hører det næsten hver gang jeg tænder radioen på arbejde.

    Er ikke altid jeg er enig i værdien af det der bliver sendt, men hvad helvede det er public service så det må man vel forvente.

    [–] I don't feel like I belong in the U.S. anymore... NATIK001 1 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in lgbt

    I would read up on the history of racism. It is socially constructed and was invented by Western Europeans.

    I know history. Killing those of different appearance happened all throughout history. Populations have been cleansed or displaced for tens of thousands of years. The people currently living in almost any country are not direct descendants of that countries first inhabitants, and the primary reason for that has been other population groups moving in and killing/chasing away those that were in those places.

    All that happened during the colonial age was that Europeans gained the power to go further to kill more than ever before. In keeping with the proud traditions of human xenophobia, Europeans thought only of themselves and subjugated everyone they could. The slave trade EXPANDED from the traditional European slavery/thralldom/serfdom into blacks as it was cheap and easy to pick up blacks from Africa on the way to the colonies due to the way the trade winds blow across the Atlantic.

    Blacks weren't made slaves because they were thought inferior, they were thought inferior because the blacks encountered were all slaves or "backwards" tribal societies, meaning societies that lacked the European proficiency with warfare technology.

    Europeans have divided themselves into groups and fought themselves way harder and fiercer than they ever did blacks or new world natives. Tribal wars/genocide and ethnic displacement/cleansing has happened for tens of thousands of years.

    Your definition of racism is narrow-minded and counterproductive. Racism is not just thinking blacks inferior or animal-like. It is ALL belief that one group of people is inherently and unquestionably superior to another.

    [–] I don't feel like I belong in the U.S. anymore... NATIK001 3 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago) in lgbt

    Racism was not an institution created 500 years ago, and it was not created by Europeans.

    Racism is inherent to the human condition, we all fear the different before we learn to accept it.

    The idea that racism is a European construct is an idea perpetrated by people who refuse to accept and overcome their own inherent racism. It is self-denial nothing more.

    And worse of all, the idea that racism is a European construct stops the fight against racism dead in its tracks. It turns the fight about racism itself into a racial battle, it warps the fight from one of acceptance and standing together to become something greater, into a certain group of people feeling like they are being assailed on all sides by people calling them the only true evil in the world.

    If you want to an honest and constructive fight against racism, calling it a white mans construction or a European construct is the worst way to go about that.

    If you want race violence, lynching and race wars pretending that one race is the source of evil and the rest are angelic is the best way to do that.

    [–] I don't feel like I belong in the U.S. anymore... NATIK001 2 points ago in lgbt

    all Western countries are deeply racist. Even in regions that the left here in the the US views as socialist paradises, like Scandinavia.

    If all western countries are deeply racist, then all countries are deeply racist.

    Every country have a subsection of the population which is deeply racist, deeply homophobic or whatever else you can think of, it is not a western phenomena, it's a human phenomena because humans are silly, irrational and tribal creatures who get scared when something is new and/or different.

    Still some places a better at handling these human impulses, in Scandinavia for example racism, homophobia and sexism isn't generally accepted, there are issues like there are everywhere else, but ALL the Scandinavian countries ranks as some of the safest places on Earth, despite what the scaremongers on TV news and radical blogs might sometimes like to portray it as.