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    What are your favorite and least-favorite flavors of soda?

    I used to like all kinds of soda when I was younger but they all taste too sweet to me now unless they are ice-cube'd (which makes them cold and watered down). The exception is real cane sugar soda which I guess is why everyone swears its better, somehow its not as sickly. However, I really like rum and cokes in the summer so my love of coke has continued on although now coke without being half-cut with rum tastes too sweet a lot, especially with fountains that are flat and mis-calibrated. I moved over to sparkling and seltzer because honestly soda in the amounts I drank when I was younger is just bad for you. I really like Schweppes over all other similar brands (Seagrams/Canada Dry) because at least where I am, it seems to be bottled with a lot more carbonation. I never thought I'd be able to distinguish between blue-label grocery store seltzer brands but here we are. However in an effort to cut down on plastic waste I have switched to fresh direct brand sparkling water in glass bottles which I order by the case. I kind of miss seltzer though (versus sparkling) but it's really gross how much plastic I was throwing out (and drinking out of).
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    British or American spelling?

    The weirdest British spelling to me is “maths” and when I first encountered it online over 10 years ago, I just thought the people using that phrase were doing cutesy baby talk as some sort of joke (in-line with asterisks around narrated actions and fake stammering). Sometimes it seemed really out of place to the point of being passive aggressive (like when someone acts really condescending with baby talk). It cleared up a lot of things when I realized for some reason the Brits just pluralize the shortened form or I guess Americans depluralize it to be fair. Still, I cannot read “maths” normally, I still hear it in my head as an American talking to their significant other in a cutesy voice.
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    What did you remember from Toys 'Я' Us?

    If toys r us is still profitable then there should be people swooping in to buy them at steep discount regardless of what weird bankruptcy machinations are at work.
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    British or American spelling?

    British spelling is the fedora of prose.
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    Your favorite track throughout classic doom?

    E1M8 but specifically this remix I found it on John Romero's site probably 10 years ago. It really captures the feel of the game I think, especially the desolation of it which I've always thought of more than the hordes of monsters. The artist above is Rimco since that doesn't appear in the embed, but it's his official Youtube page.
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    Post your Gamer Throne®

    That picture scares me. I remember reading a story about the hydraulic systems in office chairs in some crappy off-brand shooting up through the seat like a rocket.
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    Post your Gamer Throne®

    Yeah you’re right, there’s gotta be at least like 7 of us
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    Post your Gamer Throne®

    @Linguica I have the exact same chair! I've never felt so close to fame in my life. To prove I'm not lying about this mundane reality I attach the following image with a username/date on the back of a home depot receipt. I await the doxxing that will probably somehow come of this seemingly innocuous image
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    Liking posts

    Guys, this is ridiculous, trying to unravel or assign meaning to the power ups from Doom used in the context up upvoting messageboard content is a complete waste of energy and time. I mean come on, we should be putting this collective brain power back into figuring out if you actually die at the end of E1M8 (spoiler alert).
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    Is Split-Screen Multiplayer Dying?

    It's interesting that now more than ever split screen would be less of a mess also with regards to enjoyment. I can't believe I used to play split screen video games back on 27 inch CRT televisions and think that was a friend with a good television. I don't even know how I made out the characters. Now everyone has 50"+ screens with amazing clarity if they want (practically disposable to buy a good enough large HD television) and you'd have more screen real estate and visibility for your half of the screen then you would have had for a single player game during the split-screen heyday.
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    Requesting advice from PC gamers

    That's what I like to hear 😄 I see that there is an XPS that is currently marked down to $500 that seems more than okay and I didn't even shop around the site to see if I could go lower. Maybe I'm overthinking this, since I don't actually want a "gaming PC" just a PC that can play games.
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    Requesting advice from PC gamers

    Back in the early to mid 2000s, I was super into keeping up with PC rigs and specs etc. However I went to college, switched to MacBooks and now program and work entirely on Macs. I’ve fallen out of the PC world entirely. I really want to play Doom 2016 and have been avoiding spoilers for 2 years now, but I couldn’t justify buying a PC for it alone and I’m not much of a gamer these days, just Civ and classic Doom which I can play on my iMac. Now I want to start looking into PCs again, but I don’t even know where to start. I want something that’s a small form factor and not covered in lights because I live in an apartment and it would be in my bedroom. I also would like it to be “Oculus ready” as that is one of the only other things I feel excited about re-entering the PC gamer world for. I’m comfortable putting it together myself but I’d rather not unless the savings would be ridiculous. I can assemble PCs (at least I used to 12 years ago :D) but I’d rather it just show up and work fully assembled. Is this something I can do for under $1000, preferably in the $600 range? I see Alienware has a small form factor gaming machine and they are a Dell subsidiary too now. I remember Dell and Alienware had good reputations besides being seen as overpriced. Is this still true? They are offering the machine for ~$650 it looks like. It has the GTX960/4gb which seems to be bare minimum for Doom2k16 and Oculus. Is that too weak of a card? I guess I’m just very far removed from where to even begin when building or buying a PC these days. I know tech stuff well enough but I’m out of the loop and don’t know vendors or what the word on the street is about which graphics cards are best/worst/most overpriced etc.
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    The tone of DOOM [BEWARE: walls of text]

    I agree with OP. I think that the music for E1M8 is the musical equivalent to what is being described (fighting out of desperation and with the pit-in-your-stomach lonely despair of being the last survivor against all odds) Edit: beaten by seconds regarding lonely music as another factor 😄
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    What's your Opinion on Linux?

    I think it’s culturally amazing how a free and publicly worked on product exists in such an important capacity. I don’t use it as a desktop, but I work with servers running Linux and I do most software development on containers run on Linux virtual machines, on my Mac.
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    How are you doing?

    I know that the new Star Wars movies are fairly controversial already but I'm really wondering if they are going to let us down for Ep 9 by not retconning midichlorians. Right now they are ignoring them but they could so easily retcon them. All they have to do is say midichlorians are a natural microscopic flora present in or on all living beings that have found an evolutionary niche surviving off of force energy. This means that very force sensitive beings who emanate large amounts of force energy have a larger amount of midichlorians present due to flora imbalances one would typically see with gut flora based on diet and genetics or whatnot except in this case it's related to force emanations. The reason why Quigon then tested Anakin despite recognizing his force sensitivity on his own is just a further symptom of the Jedi council's ongoing demise in which they refused to simply trust their feelings and instead insisted on categorizing and measuring and accounting everything which while good for scientific inquiry represented a huge departure from the Jedi way which was much more feelings based rather than charting and bureaucracy based. Right now, midichlorians are a frustrating loose thread. They are mentioned in Episode 1 so you can't say "just forget about them" because anyone doing a full watch-through of the series is going to be made aware of them. Perhaps a special edition release of the prequels (should one occur) just edit out that segment entirely or do some cutaway voice-over where present-day Liam Neeson re-records and explains to Yoda (while the camera is on Yoda) that he senses Anakin is force-sensitive and just cut the midichlorian counter shots entirely. However, I think my first idea would be very easy at filling a plot-hole as well as adding more depth to the prequels at the same time; the audience's disgust with midichlorians becomes the new Jedi order's disgust with how strayed the Jedi Council had become before it's fall. Luke's ghost could just explain to Rey "before the rise of the Emperor, the Jedi Council had lost it's way and ranked force sensitivity based on microscopic bacteria that fed off of force emanations". How would Luke know? The audience can just assume Obiwan or Yoda explained it to him at some point. Luke would be telling Rey this to further drive home the point that the new Jedi must not become about dogma as that has always been their downfall.
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