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    1. What creative projects have you been working on?

      This topic is part of a series. It is meant to be a place for users to discuss creative projects they have been working on. Projects can be personal, professional, physical, digital, or even just...

      This topic is part of a series. It is meant to be a place for users to discuss creative projects they have been working on.

      Projects can be personal, professional, physical, digital, or even just ideas.

      If you have any creative projects that you have been working on or want to eventually work on, this is a place for discussing those.

      4 votes
    2. Favorite game shows?

      I just started watching Taskmaster after finding most TV right now pretty boring. I do like the silly challenges (and dry British humor in general lol). I never really watched game shows growing...

      I just started watching Taskmaster after finding most TV right now pretty boring. I do like the silly challenges (and dry British humor in general lol). I never really watched game shows growing up, I'm aware of the bigger ones of course, (Jeopardy, Millionaire, etcetc.) but I wonder what I've missed in the meantime. I feel like sometimes game shows bleed into Reality shows a bit, which kinda turned me off from the genre until now. I do love trivia and seeing people solve problems in interesting ways though!

      To throw in some of my favorites,
      Game Changer on Dropout - My favorite at the moment, just because the cast is great and the tasks are great. Sam Reich is a great host too of course, and I just love the things they come up with.

      The Mole on Netflix - Even though I don't loveeee reality shows for some reason this one got me. The players were super dumb but it was kinda interesting. I watched it a while ago though so my opinion might be different now.

      Lateral (Podcast) - Tom Scott's trivia/gameshow podcast. It's really chill and I really enjoy the trivia I learn while walking my dog. The guests are (mostly) fun and interesting people too! The questions themselves are super "thinky" and playing along is fun.

      9 votes
    3. Midweek Movie Free Talk

      Warning: this post may contain spoilers

      Have you watched any movies recently you want to discuss? Any films you want to recommend or are hyped about? Feel free to discuss anything here.

      Please just try to provide fair warning of spoilers if you can.

      7 votes
    4. Offbeat Fridays – The thread where offbeat headlines become front page news

      Tildes is a very serious site, where we discuss very serious matters like offices, vending machines and tumblr. Tags culled from the highest voted topics from the last seven days, if anyone was...

      Tildes is a very serious site, where we discuss very serious matters like offices, vending machines and tumblr. Tags culled from the highest voted topics from the last seven days, if anyone was observant.

      But one of my favourite tags happens to be offbeat! Taking its original inspiration from Sir Nils Olav III, this thread is looking for any far-fetched offbeat stories lurking in the newspapers. It may not deserve its own post, but it deserves a wider audience!

      2 votes
    5. Would a fairy or a walrus surprise you more if you found it on your doorstep?

      From Baddy Wrong Legs on Tumblr: It is the middle of a Sunday afternoon. You have nothing on, and aren't expecting visitors, deliveries or post. Unexpectedly, there is a knock at the door. Which...

      From Baddy Wrong Legs on Tumblr:

      It is the middle of a Sunday afternoon. You have nothing on, and aren't expecting visitors, deliveries or post.
      Unexpectedly, there is a knock at the door.
      Which of these would surprise you more to find on the doorstep?

      27 votes
    6. Weekly Israel-Hamas war megathread - week of February 26

      This thread is posted weekly - please try to post all relevant Israel-Hamas war content in here, such as news, updates, opinion articles, etc. Extremely significant events may warrant a separate...

      This thread is posted weekly - please try to post all relevant Israel-Hamas war content in here, such as news, updates, opinion articles, etc. Extremely significant events may warrant a separate topic, but almost all should be posted in here.

      Please try to avoid antagonistic arguments and bickering matches. Comment threads that devolve into unproductive arguments may be removed so that the overall topic is able to continue.

      7 votes
    7. What is the "bible" of your hobby or activity?

      Last weekend I took an avalanche safety course to get more comfortable with backcountry skiing. During the course the instructor told us to get The Tahoe Skiing Atlas and couched it as "the bible...

      Last weekend I took an avalanche safety course to get more comfortable with backcountry skiing. During the course the instructor told us to get The Tahoe Skiing Atlas and couched it as "the bible for backcountry in Tahoe". It made me think about the other "bibles" I had, like All the Rain Promises and More... for mushroom foraging or Tartine Bread for making sourdough. The folks on Tildes have such an amazing assortment of interests and I'd love to hear about your "bibles" and the activities, crafts, or hobbies they help with!

      74 votes
    8. Are there any watch enthusiasts on Tildes who could help me out with a few questions?

      I've just come out of a business meeting overseas, and in short: our client wants me to source him a Rolex Daytona in platinum with an ice-blue dial (this one in specific:...

      I've just come out of a business meeting overseas, and in short: our client wants me to source him a Rolex Daytona in platinum with an ice-blue dial (this one in specific: https://www.rolex.com/watches/cosmograph-daytona/m126506-0001)

      Now, I am not very familiar with watches, but I do know that Rolex has a long waiting list (or rather "wishful thinking" list) for a lot of their pieces. As this one is very prominently featured on their offical website, something tells me this is one of them. Either way, assuming I can get a hold on this Rolex model, how would I go about that?

      My client told me that money is not an issue, and he's even willing to go for a secondary market watch, as long as it's in mint condition. I understand he's willing to pay a premium, but of course there is a limit. I say that because he mentioned to me that the Rolex he is currently wearing was "a great investment" and absolutely worth the money, as it has doubled in market price since he purchased it two years ago.

      He also doesn't seem to like any other Rolex models, although he did say that he'd be open to similar models or slight variations in color and material. He, however, had already gone to several boutique shops and found all of the displayed models on stock to be "ugly". So, he's very fixated on that specific Daytona.

      He would like me to source the watch from Switzerland directly (I live there, so no issue with that per se), but Europe would be fine too. Buying it in his home country is not ok though, because he feels that a Swiss watch should not be bought overseas, where he is from. I won't comment on that, but I can understand.

      So, how would I go about this? Like, literally?

      Would I just dress nicely and walk into a Rolex boutique and ask for that specific watch? Would I buy it for myself? Or would I say I'm buying it for my client, boss, or master?

      And how does the secondary market work? Is there a website that tracks the current market prices of specific Rolex timepieces? Is there some place I can see the official retail sales price?

      I apologize for the rather odd questions... I'd just rather not let my client down for obvious reasons. Not being able to source this watch won't be the end of the world, but sourcing it would come with some obvious benefits in the future.

      And disclaimer just to be clear: He'd be paying out of his own pocket for it. I certainly won't be engaging in any sort of illegal activity.

      22 votes
    9. Nintendo is suing the creators of popular Switch emulator Yuzu, saying their tech illegally circumvents Nintendo's software encryption and facilitates piracy

      @Stephen Totilo: NEW: Nintendo is suing the creators of popular Switch emulator Yuzu, saying their tech illegally circumvents Nintendo's software encryption and facilitates piracy. Seeks damages for alleged violations and a shutdown of the emulator. pic.twitter.com/SGZVI6Cs0x

      67 votes
    10. Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25

      Add awesome game deals to this topic as they come up over the course of the week! Alternately, ask about a given game deal if you want the community’s opinions: e.g. “What games from this bundle...

      Add awesome game deals to this topic as they come up over the course of the week!

      Alternately, ask about a given game deal if you want the community’s opinions: e.g. “What games from this bundle are most worth my attention?”

      Rules:

      • No grey market sales
      • No affiliate links

      If posting a sale, it is strongly encouraged that you share why you think the available game/games are worthwhile.


      All previous Save Point topics

      If you don’t want to see threads in this series, add save point to your personal tag filters.

      14 votes
    11. What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga)

      What have you been watching and reading this week? You don't need to give us a whole essay if you don't want to, but please write something! Feel free to talk about something you saw that was...

      What have you been watching and reading this week? You don't need to give us a whole essay if you don't want to, but please write something! Feel free to talk about something you saw that was cool, something that was bad, ask for recommendations, or anything else you can think of.

      If you want to, feel free to find the thing you're talking about and link to its pages on Anilist, MAL, or any other database you use!

      6 votes
    12. What is your favorite project that you worked on when first learning to code?

      I went to university for computer science up until the pandemic started. It was great. I remember working on so many projects that were basic but a lot of fun and others that were a lot more...

      I went to university for computer science up until the pandemic started. It was great. I remember working on so many projects that were basic but a lot of fun and others that were a lot more complex but still fun and rewarding. For example, one of the staples of beginner projects is Conway's Game of Life. I remember building that in HTML, CSS, and Java Script. One of my other favorite projects was a website for alum to visit to see alumni news and events, and also to lookup other alum.

      What were your favorite projects when learning to code?

      8 votes