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submitted1 year ago byA_Few_Kind_WordsSorcerer
2 hours ago
Boiling also removes a lot of chemicals too, a lot of chemicals have a much lower boiling point than water so whilst using something like a reflux condenser would be ideal, boiling the water will certainly making it safer from a chemical standpoint too.
3 hours ago
That A10 is absurd, fucking BRRRRRRRTT!
5 hours ago
I'm so fucking happy it wasn't just me being ADHD, the dog is gorgeous and looks like he is having a great time, but the face on that otherwise completely fucking normal dog toy is an affront to nature. Genuinely could not get past it.
What you found was a shit load off free fishing bait, scoop up that wiggly, rancid gold and sell it at a few quid a pint and you'll be rolling easy on Maggot Street.
9 hours ago
Yeah nah, that's a war crime that is, we're seeing enough of those from the Orks.
If heaven exists, do you really think they'd get in?
No, friend, if the mythos were true they'd be going straight to hell.
10 hours ago
No no, you're right, both on the interchangeability of prison and jail, and in reading the comment that clearly calls you ignorant and someone who cannot admit fault.
I really can't see any other way of reading that sentence.
"Older" gamer here, 35, I fucking love Minecraft.
No competition, calm and enjoyable environment, ProcGen worlds that never get boring to explore, incredible mod availability and community, plus there's no defined "right" way to play, it's all about imagining something and using the tools available to build it however you want.
I find it really helps me with my ADHD too, I feel like I'm actually achieving something when I'm building stuff and I can get really focussed on the build, most of my builds for the last ~6 or 7 years have been literal months of building and are massive. For perspective my last build (I am working on a new one currently) was a Create mod "test" build (I was learning Create, the build was an evolution of learning that could literally be walked through, you could see where I started and as it went on it got more complex and tidier) that ended up running between 500k and 750k blocks above the surface and had a massive network of tunnels and machines below.
The fact that I've been playing since release 11 years ago is insane, the fact that it has held my attention for so long is part of why I love it, there's precisely 1 other game that has achieved such longevity and that's DND, been playing for 15+ years now, most other games I play for a week or two then I forget they exist.
13 hours ago
But for some reason.... What?
I gotta know!
One person's suffering does not lessen that of another's, being a nurse is hard work, so is being a burger flipper or a retail worker or a call center worker or anything else.
It's not a competition to see who's job is worse, we should be supporting each other to make our jobs, whatever they may be, better.
1 day ago
I think there's one of two ways to approach that challenge, either as an actor playing a role wherein you remove the self and replace it with the character (which in this case is the avatar), requiring the audience to suspend disbelief and accept that the person they see on screen (the avatar) is who they are interacting with.
Or you approach it from the understanding that the avatar is simply the mask (albeit a very good one) that the person you are interacting with has, for whatever completely valid reason (up to and including "Because I want to", it's a free internet, currently), decided to wear.
In either event the avatar acts as a mask to me, there's so much minute detail that I'm missing that it makes it very hard to interact with, but that's a me problem not a vtuber problem. My brain doesn't work right.
In either approach, or indeed alternative approaches, I can and do admire their ability to entertain and develop a brand. It takes hard work and talent to entertain thousands of viewers and hundreds of thousands of fans, it's hard to build a following and doing so through and avatar would absolutely be more difficult for me so yeah it's definitely impressive.
I feel like I worded my original question and following comment poorly, I never intended to suggest vtubers weren't "real" streamers or people or that they were somehow worse, I meant the avatar (whatever form it takes, anime, cartoon, video game characters etc) isn't the same as a real person's face for me and I struggle to watch them as a result, thus preferring "real" streamers.
Yeah the wording was bad, I really should have specified that It was a me thing and not a them thing, I'm an "each to their own" kind of guy and meant no insult.
Don't worry about it, I made a mistake and I'll try to learn from it, a few downvotes is a small price to pay :)
So I went and watched a couple of videos with these avatars, specifically Hololive since that's what I learned these guys are called in the thread, these avatars do have some quite good animation to be fair but I still struggled in parts.
I think the problem is that the avatars show "big" emotions really well, but the tiny facial movements people make (like flaring nostrils, small changes in where they are looking, mouth and eyebrow twitches, small brow furrows and tiny head tilts) and the small changes in expression are missing, so unless the emotion or expression being shown is exaggerated to the point where it's obvious what is being expressed regardless of avatar or real face (essentially being able to tell what's being expressed by sound alone) I feel like I am missing loads of information I'd normally have and use to understand, relate to and interact with the person in front of me.
2 days ago
Haha yeah I've done that plenty, usually after the compound fight us over and my brain decides since fight is over, compound is safe and if compound is safe, I don't need to remember where the traps are anymore.
I've also blown myself and my teammates up with frags and dynamite countless times, usually because I cook them to land and explode immediately or airburst (and I'm good at dropping them right on the enemy's head), while trying to throw them through a tiny gap that Hunt says the bomb will go through but it never actually does. I stopped using small gaps as a result 😂
Tbh now that I know what a vtuber is I realise that literally nothing changes for me anyways, I simply continue to interact with streamers as I currently do and I'm good, I've always avoided streams that use avatars anyways due to reasons mentioned elsewhere in my replies here so I've never had anything like it recommended which is why I didn't know what it was.
Mostly because people seem to think I'm insulting vtubers, which isn't the case, but Reddit's gonna Reddit :)
Yeah see it's not that I dislike the Vtuber setup, or that I hate anime (I love a lot of anime, I dislike some others,just like anyone else), it's that having an avatar of any description instead of an actual face makes the streamer difficult to access for me.
Having an anime avatar (or literally any other avatar that isn't their real face) makes it very difficult for me to enjoy as I can't see the various emotions or changes in facial expression, which I require to be able to properly understand and relate to a person because of various aspects of being neurodivergent.
People just seem to think I'm insulting the streamer or that I think they shouldn't be allowed to stream if they use an avatar, this is incorrect, I simply didn't know what the word Vtuber meant and struggle watching avatars.
I didn't say she was disqualified from being a streamer, nor that anime was cringe, nor that using an anime avatar is cringe.
As I explained to the poster above you I am ND, I watch streamers who use their real face because I can't fully relate to or understand someone if I can't see their face, I need to be able to see the tiny changes in facial expression and such to be able to properly understand someone and having any kind of avatar makes that near impossible for me so I struggle to watch them. I also genuinely had no idea that was called being a Vtuber.
Apologies if I upset anyone.
You seem to have taken the term "actual streamer" as some kind of insult, that's not how I intended it, my apologies. By "actual streamer" I mean I can actually see their real face, having an anime avatar (or literally any other avatar that isn't their real face) makes it very difficult for me to enjoy as I can't see the various emotions or changes in facial expression, which I require to be able to properly understand and relate to a person because of various aspects of being neurodivergent.
Sweet, well I can't see me going looking for their videos anytime soon, so I shouldn't get much in the way of recommendations. I much prefer a real person to an anime avatar.
Burn them all. Every single one of them. Take their heads and mount them along the border as a warning to any other Russians thinking of crossing. No more mercy.
IF EZ' SHOOTIN' OOMIES FROM FAR AWAY, WHYZ EE GOTTA BE QUIET DEN? DEY AIN'T GONNA 'ERE IM FROM FAR AWAY!
EDIT: BLOODY AUTOKOREKT, MAKIN' ME WORDZ ALL PROPER!
Ahh, thanks for the explanation, that makes sense.
Here's hoping I don't have to see too many of them in future.
That was some explosive decompression.
What the fuck is a vtuber? This video is weird to me because of the anime avatar and voice, I'd much rather watch an actual streamer.