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What is the scariest/creepiest theory you know about?
  • I feel like I could talk about this for years, but I got video games to play. The short answer is I don't feel like I have to know what caused the matter to all be at the same place and then expand to be satisfied with an infinite universe of finite matter. I wish my brain could understand how time as we know it started with the big Bang, but I think I'm slightly too dumb for that.

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    What is the scariest/creepiest theory you know about?
  • Because the universe is expanding. If it were finite it wouldn't be able to expand. Emptiness is still "something". If we were "at the edge of the universe", we could still go further from the center, there would just be nothing for as far as we can perceive, maybe even infinitely, but then, we would be there. That makes it "a place".

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    What is the scariest/creepiest theory you know about?
  • "The cosmos is not infinite, has a beginning and an end"

    The fact that everyone around me seems to be persuaded that there is a beginning in time is unnerving to me. In my head, cosmos has always been infinite, and will always be infinite. Even if nothing is there, it will still exist.

    The idea that anything before the big bang is considered to not exist has so many things wrong with it that I struggle to internalize it. If matter cannot be made or destroyed, that means that there will always be matter in one form or another.

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    Millennials and Gen Z's trendy new splurge: groceries
  • The example of buying water in cans and protein bars are like... Ok, the money we spend on those was spent on wine and chips by my parents. Habits haven't changed. Prices have.

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    Choices and Consequences
  • There would still be a problem because while the USA have a big responsibility in the fight against climate change, they are far from the only country that needs to do something about it. It's an us problem, not just a U.S. problem.

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    Yes, please!
  • We laugh, but there are a lot of plans across North America to revert the overuse of car infrastructure. Even Quebec small town, who love saying they're the opposite of Montreal, are desifying and giving up on doubling lanes on roads, adding bike paths and attempting to work with what they have to reduce solo car usage.

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    Which games do you dislike, but the rest of the world loves them?
  • Undertale and For Honor

    Undertale is a decent enough game, I guess, but whenever I think about it, I think about all the crazies that call themselves fans of it. It's exhausting just thinking about it.

    For Honor got me interested, but it made a few very bad choices. Magnet hands and slow attacks meant that you could react to attacks, and never had to worry about whiffing. It's so dull to have basically no concept of interesting movement play in a game about fighting.

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    We need new fiction now
  • Expeditionary forces is a comedy science fiction in which the nations of the world reluctantly worked together, but only some of the nations, and they're far from friends.

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    Linux users when
  • Now show how much trouble windows users need to go through to remove S-mode because Microsoft considers chrome to be a "potential security risk", which... Yeah, it kinda is!

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    I have to pay extra to remove ads from Prime Video
  • What a beautiful excuse to drop prime. Unfortunately my own changing of behavior won't change anyone's, but hey, at least I guess it's less money spent monthly.

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    It’s time to ban ‘right-on-red’
  • Mexico, USA and Canada all have right on red. Exceptions are New York and Montreal, from what I know.there was a study that convinced Quebec to allow right turn on red everywhere except Montreal.

    I can't find the details on this study. Been looking for about an hour, but I'm not willing to pay 12 paywalls to potentially find more about it.

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    It’s time to ban ‘right-on-red’
  • It was banned in Montreal and it should be banned everywhere, yes.

    I see people get close calls every week in my small 20k "friendly" town. Makes me miss my city dearly.

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    Why is this so hard
  • Those bags are almost useless, just throw the vegetables directly in your grocery bag at checkout. It's nice to take one to isolate chicken from the rest, or to put on your bike seat for rainy days, but definitely not useful for veggies.

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    Trump wishes electric car supporters 'rot in hell' in Truth Social Christmas message
  • It's a microblog social media platform that tried and failed to rebrand to "X". Unfortunately for Twitter leadership, the brand of Twitter is too strong to be suddenly changed like that.

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  • Our dear local asshole, Geneviève Guilbault, minister of transportation, has announced that the provincial government would reduce its investment in Montreal's public transit, forcing the metro to close at 23:00 and reducing the frequency of night time busses.

    With all the progress that Montreal has had in the last 10 years, it is appaling to me that the provincial government would try to nip it in the bud. We are SO CLOSE to being such a great place! The Plan Vélo is going well, with only one hiccup in one borough. We have the REM, the REV, the metro has a pretty recent batch of new vehicles, we have a robust monthly card system that took years to get moving as well as it is now.

    We were doing well, but the party in power lost one seat in an election recently. They are now in "appeal to our voter base" mode. Our government does not get many seats in Montreal. They are further to the right wing than the typical Montréalais, especially around the city center. They show their hand by building new lanes on regional roads that don't need it, and reducing mass transport service in a city that does need it.

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    I have potentially devastating news.

    The provincial government of Québec announced in April that the "third link", a tunnel to cross the river between Québec City and it's suburbs, would either be car-free, or it would not be built. At the time, a lot of people across the province celebrated. Some car brains were unhappy, but that's fine. They're never happy anyway, whatever is done. Studies showed that current traffic did not require a new automobile bridge, and that it would invite traffic that the city couldn't handle.

    Yesterday, there were provincial elections in that region, and the party in power lost a seat. They immediately started playing defense and said "maybe we should consult the local population on whether we should make it automotive after all".

    We all know where this is going. They'll make that dumbass bridge for cars. The prime Minister can't walk back on his word a third time and still win his elections in 3 years.

    I may not live in the region, but I truly believe these people should have access to rapid transit to Quebec. My taxes shouldn't go towards building an automobile bridge to our beautiful city of Québec. I believe strongly that an automotive bridge would create enough induced demand to gridlock Québec City. This is so wrong and I'm sitting here, powerless.

    I don't know what I can do. I don't even live there. It just makes me sad that we can make the REM in Montreal, but then put doubt in the Third link in Québec. We can't have nice things.

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