Top 10 Most-Sold Consoles of All Time Ranked by otakuhacks in Gaming

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I'm a little surprised. Not that I doubt the numbers, but there just weren't that many great games for the PS2. Saying that because I sold mine last year without looking at a single game the way I would Goldeneye or FF7.

Mobile sales make plenty of sense though. Great way to keep your kids occupied and happy, without any real feedback from the actual users.

If one were to self-study to become a lawyer, what books must/should one read? by neovulcan in AskSaidIt

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Your friend is a fool

Yeah, maybe. He refuses to get a 9-5 job, which I think would solve a lot of his problems here. It'd simultaneously demonstrate stability as well as allow him to afford a lawyer. If he worked a 40 hour week like the rest of us and still couldn't afford a lawyer, I'd be more inclined to chip in on fees. Otherwise a very good, principled man.

against a skilled attorney.

Not so sure on this one. I don't know enough specifics, but I know she can't afford an expensive attorney either. What they're getting away with is precedent and it being a "mother state", as opposed to Texas (where he grew up) where it's 50/50 pretty much no matter what.

Anyway, I plan on sending a book or two, and he's already said he's been to the library, so maybe I can rest with a clear conscience. Really good kid. Deserves more time with his Dad.

If one were to self-study to become a lawyer, what books must/should one read? by neovulcan in AskSaidIt

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Its the highest legal standard i know of, so it seems like an appropriate metric.

Also, I have a relative preparing for a custody battle. Since he had a bad experience with an affordable lawyer, he's determined to self represent. I figure anything that might impress the court would work in his favor.

How far does "Free Speech" go on SaidIt? by neovulcan in AskSaidIt

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IP2 was kicked out so fast I had to figure out what it stood for from somewhere else

Will /r/socialjusticeinaction migrate here? by neovulcan in SocialJusticeInAction

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it's one of few subs that haven't gone to shit on Reddit...really hope the community doesn't get fractured

Essence — An Operating System by [deleted] in technology

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Why Essence over anything else?

How far does "Free Speech" go on SaidIt? by neovulcan in AskSaidIt

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Oh man, it's no wonder these got restricted on YouTube. The Democrats couldn't sue because they'd lose in court, but it's always possible to get facts restricted. So far loving "Why I Left The Left" and "The Inconvenient Truth About The Democratic Party"

How far does "Free Speech" go on SaidIt? by neovulcan in AskSaidIt

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misinformation and disinformation.

Can you please link me to a couple? I haven't watched even half of the videos but none of the ones I've seen came remotely close to misinformation or disinformation.

How far does "Free Speech" go on SaidIt? by neovulcan in AskSaidIt

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Well, from an ethical perspective there are positive rights and negative rights. Positive rights are freedoms while negative rights require effort to maintain. Taking the effort to limit what I consider harmless content implies that considerable measures are in place to keep the site free of certain content, which is indeed the case.

We are being forced by our server company to remove a big sub from saidit by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Am I the only one with no clue what IP2 even is?

Why don't you all put your $$$ where your mouth is? by Lilith_Fair in whatever

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I have family in east Texas. I know finding you will be like finding a needle in a stack of needles, but hey, I'll remember to shoot a note if we're heading that way.

Why don't you all put your $$$ where your mouth is? by Lilith_Fair in whatever

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Per u/lilith_fair suggestion, I will buy you a beer if I'm in your location. PM is fine if you care to share. Also did Patreon so you can buy your own beer in the meantime.

Natural Rock Formation? by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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start digging and maybe you'll find the entrance to Castle Greyskull

Super-protips for using Saidit by magnora7 in SaidIt

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that first one is going to help a lot. I reactivated my imgur account and fiddled through the link gathering process - pretty sure I screwed it up on one submission. Still feel guilty I hotlinked to some hosted by reddit through a similar process.

Is Black Lives Matter Marxist? by neovulcan in politics

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I know. Was just trying to parrot the article title appropriately, albeit ignoring the subtitle.

Check out this white supremacist propaganda. by JamalGinsberg in whatever

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It's not always, it's just on the internet. I've met plenty of black people that follow these 'white' traits, so much to the point that I can't seriously accept them as white traits.

Is COVID19 the catalyst for a necessary restructuring of society? by neovulcan in whatever

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If the country wanted to restructure society

I doubt there's any grand central planners. At least not with enough influence to pull this off on their own.

killing off people with a bioweapon.

This is also unlikely. The shifts I'm describing should have happened a decade or two ago, so it's not like the timing of this disease is ideal. We finally had an event that had this effect, but it could easily have been earlier or later. If swine flu, avian flu, SARS, etc had been more infectious, we might've seen these steps then. Or maybe we could've ignored COVID, herd immunity would've taken hold, and we still would have so many people in the wrong jobs.

Since you're renting a room, you probably don't have a whole lot of stuff, and could hypothetically move anywhere. Have you considered other career fields or locations? Have you explored any kinds of grants, scholarships or other programs to jumpstart a new career? I believe many can learn and/or work from home, but if it's already giving you anxiety, you're not likely one of those people.

Forced circumcision vs chosen circumcision by neovulcan in mensrights

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I had to explain it to my wife for our son. Glad we got ahead on that discussion, as it took her many weeks to accept the facts, and our son is not circumcised. My folks were genuinely remorseful at having circumcised me, but I don't hold it against them. They tried to make the best decision they could at the time, didn't know, and sought the advice of someone who should have known but didn't. It's not like they didn't care, it's just that the weight of popular appeal can just be so overwhelming.

PragerU is also fighting censorship (YouTube in this case) by neovulcan in censorship

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As one who identifies more libertarian than anything else, this makes sense. Always thought PragerU was a more right-leaning platform, but I identify more with the right than the left anyway, so this is acceptable.

As to the spirit of the lawsuit, I figured the predominant goal was reduced censorship, with actual government intervention being the thing neither party really wanted - with PragerU betting YouTube/Google would want government intervention even less.

Whether you agree with their views or not, they appear to fall well short of anything worth censoring (rationalizing racism, sexism, violence, etc), and they consistently present towards the top of the argument pyramid. For example, they posted this video claiming slavery was the cause of the US Civil War, which inspired this rebuttal. I'm not endorsing either video, but this kind of discussion is one of the reasons I come to the internet in the first place.

PragerU is also fighting censorship (YouTube in this case) by neovulcan in censorship

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Libertarians learning their first lesson about the terrible power of private property.

This statement has me a bit confused. Is PragerU a libertarian platform? Do libertarians not respect private property? I didn't think either was the case.

PragerU is also fighting censorship (YouTube in this case) by neovulcan in censorship

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Well, that's the worst case scenario. I'm sure they'd settle for their conservative videos getting unblocked. Most of their videos are reasonable from what I can tell, but they put them out so much faster than I can watch them.

PragerU is also fighting censorship (YouTube in this case) by neovulcan in censorship

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Basically, they outline that you can't be both a public forum and an independent platform, but YouTube is managing both. If PragerU's case prevails, YouTube should be forced to choose between censorship and their enhanced status as a public forum. Currently they're having their cake and eating it too.

Why the Military Is Building a Tunneling Earthworm by iraelmossadreddit in conspiracy

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How is this a conspiracy? I figure this belongs more in /s/technology

Anyone else dislike the Saidit slogan? by Guts in SaidIt

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"The last bastion of free speech on the internet" - while not literally true, it might inspire others to watch the censorship movement more closely

Fact-checking is for losers...apparently by neovulcan in WatchRedditDie

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I figured it's appropriate for this sub :-/

Normalizing fact-free arguments - it's like they're consciously refusing the top of the argument pyramid...and it's got more upvotes than this site has users :( by neovulcan in MeanwhileOnReddit

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I'd love to believe that those upvotes were all purchased by some leftist shill, but then I think about all the megachurch attendees and realize that's actually a lowball estimate for the number of morons we have to deal with.

Symphony of Science - A Glorious Dawn ft Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking by neovulcan in MusicVideos

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Over a minute into it, and I can't say I've found anything wrong, but it's all pretty low on the argument pyramid :-/

When I say I'm an Einstein skeptic, I don't mean that he wasn't original, I'm saying the speed of light is just a speed (not a maximum), and the usefulness of his equations is probably incidental. I don't have the math to prove that last part, but after all these years, I'd think it'd be more widespread knowledge at the lower tiers of education.

THE GREAT BOYCOTT - a megathread on woke companies to boycott and their alternatives. by Aureus in politics

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So, Disney's never really been 'woke' until recently. If anything, the 'woke' line is damage control for their cartoons against blacks, jews, indians, asians, and pretty much anything you can think of. Here's the first link I found googling but I'm sure there's plenty of better examples. Now, I disagree with the 'woke' stance, even for Disney, but I'm highlighting them as having an actual reason, as it appears the rest of your list is just virtue-signaling for what I can only assume are marketing reasons.

Cartoons by their very nature are an exaggeration of reality. All features are exaggerated, not just the racist ones. If we replaced all the characters with stick figures, we'd still get some woke SJW complaining that stick figures are fat-shaming.

in the case of, say, Netflix, their product isn't categorically woke, so there's wiggle room to choose titles appropriately. If people aren't making it through an entire woke series, Netflix's algorithm should start sorting these garbage narratives to the bottom. If it isn't already, I'll submit Star Trek: Discovery as a prime example. That show is objectively bad even if you're of the woke mindset, and completely abysmal if you're not.

Nike is an easy boycott, even if it weren't for the woke narrative. The company was founded by a coach who crafted special shoes for his athletes, yet it's been taken over by people who make capitalism look evil. Exploitation of cheap labor in foreign countries, passive-aggressive judging for not having the same foot as your favorite athlete, high margins compared with craftsmanship...all without addressing the woke narrative. That's an easy boycott.

Even before COVID, professional sports were a bubble just waiting to be popped. Sure, an NFL game is better than your local high school game, but is it really hundreds of dollars better for that seat in the stadium? It wouldn't surprise me if the number of people realizing they're overpaying for things related to professional is increasing, and the woke narrative is just a hail mary to save the industry.

Symphony of Science - A Glorious Dawn ft Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking by neovulcan in MusicVideos

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I'm an Einstein skeptic, but I don't have evidence. Care to share?

Symphony of Science - A Glorious Dawn ft Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking by neovulcan in MusicVideos

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I'd believe it from Stephen, but Carl? I'm no astronomer, but he's got me convinced.

Anti-woke leftist looking for a place with less brain-rot. by [deleted] in Introductions

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Thanks to prolific sarcasm, I got to thinking "woke" was a contronym of some kind. Had to look it up. Yes, I can deal with less "woke" :-/

Do any of you still lurk on reddit? by Wrang1er in AskSaidIt

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Well, it's only been 5 days, but I used to check Reddit at least 3 times a day, now I'd guess about 3 times in the past 5 days. I would project the lurking continue to drop, but I still want to see if I can replicate some of the smaller subs that haven't gone to shit, and maybe reboot a couple of the bigger ones and see if any of it catches on.

Community was ahead of its time by neovulcan in funny

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121k you say? Probably not all bots at that rate. Still, I prefer the real people here.

Talking with a Democrat about systemic racism by neovulcan in politics

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I kept the original title but considered editorializing to that effect. It's the most comprehensive article on the topic I've found to date.

12-Year Reddit veteran, sadly acknowledging the site won't return to the way it was 7+ years ago by neovulcan in Introductions

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That's a fair philosophy. I honestly don't know how far the subsidies and sweetheart deals go, but I've always figured they were few and far between. I remember when the auto industry was collapsing, Ford was the only major American car maker that didn't take a bailout on government terms. Wouldn't a bailout like that come with terms?

Community was ahead of its time by neovulcan in funny

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In case anyone's interested, the accidental side effect of re-uploading this old meme to imgur was it completely blowing up. I did it all for Saidit, but I feel like an imgur star now.

What season is it? by neovulcan in funny

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I think they'll have to slow down shifting the focus of hysteria, lest people catch on. Covid season vs riot season is a prime example, but don't forget the failed hysteria over murder hornets, or also not long ago - climate change...again. Was Great Thunberg an expert on murder hornets too? I remember the climate change, covid, and race relations, because of course she's an expert on all these things :-/

DEAR NEW PEOPLE by x0x7 in whatever

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I have a few communities I'd like to port over or reboot. /r/explainbothsides hasn't gone to shit yet, but /r/explainlikeimfive too often has graduate level explanations. I figure this is a perfect time to reboot ELI5 in the same spirit as I tried with /r/trueexplainlikeimfive. perhaps ELI8?

12-Year Reddit veteran, sadly acknowledging the site won't return to the way it was 7+ years ago by neovulcan in Introductions

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So, as far as common ground, I'll agree left wing cancel culture has gone too far. Both their targets and their rationale leave much to be desired.

In defense of corporations in general, the individual right to free speech does not entitle that individual to the labor of those employed by the corporation. Simply speaking, you can say what you want, you just aren't entitled to, say, Facebook's platform to do it. If we truly want a platform we can petition to the government to moderate, perhaps we can petition our congressmen to fund www.socialmedia.gov, and pass laws to moderate it appropriately. I think we all know how efficient government is at, well, anything really.

What season is it? by neovulcan in funny

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Next election season isn't for four years :-/

Why not using the Pyramid of Debate instead of "Insightful"/"Fun"? by Marko15576 in SaidIt

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It's an argument pyramid, with the top being a refutation of some other central point. It'd be nice if every submission wasn't judged as how well it tears something else down.

How divisive have we become. Have you lost friends over your viewpoints? by PencilPusher55 in whatever

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I lost one friend, not too close, but we used to have good discussions - middle to top of the argument pyramid type stuff. Haven't heard from him in many years until I posted a link about certain Japanese corporations increasing productivity with a 4 day week. He proceeded to post socialist memes that weren't even relevant, and refused to make an actual argument. I was so convinced his account had been compromised that I unfriended him and sent a separate message to check his account. He doubled down that this was what he really believed, and we haven't spoken since.

What season is it? by neovulcan in funny

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are periods the new /s ?

12-Year Reddit veteran, sadly acknowledging the site won't return to the way it was 7+ years ago by neovulcan in Introductions

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Perhaps I didn't phrase it very well, but the anti-whiteness is a large part of what bothers me, and why I came here. The sympathy was for some of the other thoroughly degenerate subs that got banned. To lump TD in with those deserving? Not leave any evidence to allow for discussion? That's worth fighting.

12-Year Reddit veteran, sadly acknowledging the site won't return to the way it was 7+ years ago by neovulcan in Introductions

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People were citing free speech when Google wouldn't run ads for, I think it was a car company or something. The thing is, what you permit says a little bit about your company as well. That car company probably wouldn't have been significant, but what if Google allowed porn ads? It'd be "free speech", and the industry would certainly pay, but it wouldn't be in Google's best interest.

12-Year Reddit veteran, sadly acknowledging the site won't return to the way it was 7+ years ago by neovulcan in Introductions

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If I had to guess, it's something I picked up while listening to The Great Upheaval by Jay Winik on audiobook with my Dad. It's a great book regardless, but I don't know exactly which chapters I missed since he listened to a good portion without me. I have a paper copy I swear I'll read cover to cover someday.

So, how'd you pick your screen name? by theFriendlyDoomer in AskSaidIt

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half Matrix, half Star Trek, half Roman god of fire

12-Year Reddit veteran, sadly acknowledging the site won't return to the way it was 7+ years ago by neovulcan in Introductions

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Thank you. Either I never knew where to look or it was removed before I started looking, but good to know just how good Aaron Swartz really was.

12-Year Reddit veteran, sadly acknowledging the site won't return to the way it was 7+ years ago by neovulcan in Introductions

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there is absolutely no way it won’t eventually end up exactly how Reddit is.

Some of America's founding fathers didn't think the Republic would last more than a couple decades. Here we are nearly 250 years later. While there are many differences, Reddit sadly only had Aaron Swartz to fend off the horde.

AskSaidIt, what are your favorite SciFi books? by Bitchcraft in AskSaidIt

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Michael Crichton is a truly fantastic author. I recommend any of his earlier stuff, haven't caught up on the later stuff yet. Even "Airframe" (where essentially nothing happened) was a pleasure to read the whole way through.

AskSaidIt, what are your favorite SciFi books? by Bitchcraft in AskSaidIt

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Enders Game

Foundation Trilogy

Starship Troopers

The Worthing Saga

The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress

Jurassic Park

Cats Cradle

I Robot

I am a right-wing feminist, so reddit has banned me on a number of fronts. by ech in Introductions

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Glad to see a right-wing feminist. Up until now I'd counted you with the unicorns.

The treatment of women in non-Western countries should be the number one issue of modern feminists, yet I rarely find one even bringing it up as an issue. Instead we hear about the wage gap (non-existent), or the right to kill the unborn, or how damaging certain words can be. If they'd just focus on countries where women are systemically oppressed, it'd be so much easier to take them seriously.

Just reposting the pyramid of debate as a reminder for the new influx of users. Didn't know where else to put it. by piss in whatever

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Been getting slowly disgusted with Reddit over the past few years, but didn't know where to go. Seeing this as a prominent feature here gives me hope I've chosen the right new community.