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    [–] [OC] Most Popular Desktop Browsers 1994 - 2020 PhasmaFelis 1 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    I've tried a couple of times in the last few years to switch back to Firefox, but it just doesn't have the extensions I want anymore, and Chrome does. :(

    Did Firefox ever get a task manager? That was the thing that made me switch to Chrome in the first place, once its extension library got good enough.

    [–] Not sure how to run a battle/mass murder? PhasmaFelis 2 points ago in savageworlds

    u/PineCityBlues To add to this, if the players try to hustle their NPC allies to safety and abandon the rest, expect their buddies to cry out to save their friends/family, try to run back in and help (and probably die if the PCs don't support them), etc.

    [–] JK Rowling unveils The Ickabog, her first non-Harry Potter children's book PhasmaFelis 5 points ago in books

    Yes, things will be much better if we just stop talking about them. That sounds helpful.

    [–] Making an obstacle course with lasers, spears and half way open doors PhasmaFelis 1 points ago in IndieGaming

    I take it you can’t just shoot through the gaps?

    Is there a reason to go up there at all? It seems like completing it just dumps you back at the beginning with nothing to show for it. Will there be a powerup in there eventually?

    [–] Why being evil in games is often so stupid? PhasmaFelis 1 points ago * (lasted edited 2 hours ago) in truegaming

    So 4 people in the history of the world means that immoral acts generally result in a net benefit to the immoral actor?

    I said: "Again, just off the top of my head. There are hundreds more like them throughout human history." In any case, I never said that immoral acts generally benefit the perpetrator. You're putting words in my mouth. I specifically said that smart, immoral people tend to benefit, and people in positions of power tend to be both smart and primarily concerned with power.

    You named only three people to support your conclusion. One of those you were completely wrong about, and one was an incompetent scapegoat whose worst crimes were made up after his death to retroactively justify his assassination.

    You're making sweeping declarations about human history when you're completely ignorant of the most basic facts. You're starting with a conclusion that makes you happy and then trying to come up with justifications for it. That's not how finding the truth works.

    [–] Why being evil in games is often so stupid? PhasmaFelis 1 points ago * (lasted edited 3 hours ago) in truegaming

    I'd also postulate that smart people realize that you can make more money, more sustainably, without consequence, by acting within the confines of the law rather than outside of them.

    Certainly. But assuming that acting legally is the same thing as acting morally seems entirely disconnected from reality. Just off the top of my head, Amazon's abuse of their employees, Nestle's decades of horrible human rights abuses, Steam and basically every other major game publisher kowtowing to Chinese censorship--all of these things are perfectly legal. Corporations spend huge amounts of lobbying money to make sure they stay that way.

    Stupid evil people break laws. Smart evil people make the laws.

    Is there a very small cadre of people who have risen to the heights of power and wealth through immoral acts? Sure. But it didn't end well for Hitler. Or Stalin. Or Nero. In fact, very very few of those who rise by trampling others end well.

    ...Stalin died at home, of natural causes, at age 74.

    Queen Victoria, Andrew Jackson, Mao Zedong, Genghis Khan. All of them killed hundreds of thousands in pursuit of power and glory. All of them lived long lives and died unrepentant and surrounded by supporters. All of them are still remembered as heroes by many. Again, just off the top of my head. There are hundreds more like them throughout human history.

    I do think the world is better now than it was 100 years ago, and on the whole improving. I'm cautiously optimistic about humanity, in the long run. But dismissing thousands of extremely well-documented abuses that are happening right now because you assume that it will all turn out all right in the end isn't just dangerously naive, it's willfully ignorant.

    [–] Why being evil in games is often so stupid? PhasmaFelis 1 points ago in truegaming

    So you’re saying that most people with power and influence are basically good?

    [–] TIL The original English version of the Deck the Halls line "don we now our gay apparel" was "fill the meadcup, drain the barrel" PhasmaFelis 1 points ago in todayilearned

    Yes, although to be clear, a "dry county" just means you can't sell alcohol there. Bringing it from outside and drinking at home are still perfectly legal.

    There's usually a good-sized liquor store like 3 feet over the county line in any adjacent wet counties.

    [–] Why being evil in games is often so stupid? PhasmaFelis 1 points ago in truegaming

    Being immoral and smart is what they may have meant.

    [–] Why being evil in games is often so stupid? PhasmaFelis 1 points ago in truegaming

    think you’ve fallen into the trap of thinking the world is run by evil people, but there are probably more good people than evil in it.

    Both of those things can be true. There’s more good people, but they’re not running things.

    [–] This could be a way forward in divided times. PhasmaFelis 7 points ago in solarpunk

    I don't understand why people are reacting like this is about nothing more than Facebook drama.

    This is about people who roll their eyes and say "why do you drag politics into everything?" when you say that gay people deserve equal rights, and why that's not a valid argument. This writer framed it in terms of social media, but it applies equally anywhere.

    [–] Nitrome has begun converting all of their Flash games to HTML5 PhasmaFelis 8 points ago in Games

    Why is there still not a way to play Flash games in the browser safely without jumping through a million hoops?

    I realize sandboxing them would break a small minority of games that rely on connectivity. It would still re-enable tens of thousands of games and animations that, as of now, have effectively been removed from the internet for most people.

    [–] the break down of ingredients on this toothpaste PhasmaFelis 1 points ago * (lasted edited 16 hours ago) in mildlyinteresting

    Dude, chill. It’s just not necessary to be vegan to appreciate it.

    No one said it was. But some people might appreciate it even more for specific reasons. No one would mind if someone said “as a person who avoids artificial ingredients, this is greatly appreciated.” Why is this different?

    People have gotten so hypersensitive to the “pushy vegan” meme that literally anyone who mentions veganism is immediately assumed to be pushy. I’m a meateater, but I know a couple of vegans, and at this point there are ten times as many people complaining about pushy vegans than there are actual pushy vegans. It’s annoying.

    [–] TIL that in 1958 a black man named Clennon King applied to the University of Mississippi and was admitted to an asylum. The judge ruled that only insanity could make a black man think he could apply to the university PhasmaFelis 6 points ago in todayilearned

    Corporations don't give a shit about anything but money, but the individuals writing a show might. They're usually the people making the case to the corporation. The higher-ups approve it because they're convinced it can make money, but that doesn't mean no one at any point in the process has good intentions.

    [–] the break down of ingredients on this toothpaste PhasmaFelis 1 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    You are weirdly worked up about this. I think you're just trolling now. Unsubscribing, have a nice day.

    [–] the break down of ingredients on this toothpaste PhasmaFelis 11 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    I'm talking about the "where it comes from" part. "Palm oil" sounds nice and natural. "Ore" doesn't, so they made it "natural ore" instead, which is funny because all ore is natural.

    I can see where what I said might have been unclear, and I'm happy to clarify, but I'm not sure why you jumped right in being salty.

    [–] [OC] Differences between Men and Women Stand-Up comedy specials. More in Comments PhasmaFelis 1 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    This should have been one graph with percentage by special, not two overlaid graphs with minutes of sex jokes and minutes by special.

    [–] the break down of ingredients on this toothpaste PhasmaFelis 5 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    I never claimed anything sounded "more artificial" than anything else. I'm not sure what your point is.

    [–] the break down of ingredients on this toothpaste PhasmaFelis 2 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    I don't own a PlayStation, but I don't get salty when people mention PlayStation games.

    Preachy vegans are annoying, sure, but just mentioning that you happen to be vegan is not preachy.

    [–] the break down of ingredients on this toothpaste PhasmaFelis 4 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in mildlyinteresting

    Nobody asked what you think, either, but here you are sharing your opinion on Reddit, just like the rest of us. What’s the difference?