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    1. 10,000 Tilders!

      Right now, there are 10,000 subscribers to ~tildes.official, meaning that Tildes as a whole must have more than 10,000 users. We've passed a milestone! Congratulations to @Deimos for making this...

      Right now, there are 10,000 subscribers to ~tildes.official, meaning that Tildes as a whole must have more than 10,000 users.

      We've passed a milestone!

      Congratulations to @Deimos for making this happen.

      71 votes
    2. Here's a list of a lot of things that came out in this past week, including many which are set to release on Friday. Of course, there's no way to be completely comprehensive with this and I...

      Here's a list of a lot of things that came out in this past week, including many which are set to release on Friday. Of course, there's no way to be completely comprehensive with this and I avoided including things where information was too lacking, so feel free to mention anything that isn't on here that you think is worth mentioning. Beyond that, if you have any thoughts of any of these albums, it would be great to hear them :)

      (oh and don't bully me for the genre tags, a lot of these things have very limited resources available and I couldn't individually listen to everything and determine what fits best, so I'm pulling from third parties and an artist's past work a lot of the time)


      American Football - American Football (Midwest Emo)

      Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet (Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter)

      Anteros - When We Land (Indie Pop)

      Aoratos - Gods Without Name (Black Metal)

      Apparat - LP5 (Techno)

      Aubrey Logan - Where The Sunshine Is Expensive (Vocal Jazz)

      Avey Tare - Cows on Hourglass Pond (Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Folk)

      Bad Suns - Mystic Truth (Alternative Rock, Indie Pop)

      Ballout - T.I. (Drill)

      Battle Beast - No More Hollywood Endings (Heavy Metal, Power Metal)

      Bill MacKay - Fountain Fire (Folk Rock)

      Blue Angels - Sue EP (Ambient Folk)

      Bonnie Tyler - Between The Earth And The Stars (Pop Rock)

      Brian Carpenter’s Beat Circus - These Wicked Things (Avant Prog, Dark Cabaret)

      Brim Liski - Duels (Shoegaze, Electronica)

      Cellar Darling - The Spell (Folk Metal)

      Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Ancestral Recall (Jazz Fusion)

      Crows - Silver Tongues (Post Punk)

      Dean Lewis - A Place We Knew (Singer-Songwriter, Pop)

      Delta Heavy - Only in Dreams (Drumstep)

      Dominanz - Let The Death Enter (Death Metal)

      Donna Grantis (of 3rdEyeGirl) - Diamonds & Dynamite (Hard Rock)

      Dos Monos - Dos City (Experimental Hip Hop)

      Emily Wells - This World Is Too ____ For You (Chamber Pop)

      Everglow - Arrival of Everglow (K-Pop, Dance-Pop)

      Ex Hex - It's Real (Power Pop, Alternative Rock)

      Extortionist - Sever the Cord (Deathcore)

      Famous Dex - Wave Creator (Trap Rap, Pop Rap)

      Flora Cash - Press (Indie Folk)

      Flume - Hi This Is Flume (Wonky)

      Fred Everything - Long Way Home (Deep House)

      From Sorrow to Serenity - Reclaim (Deathcore, Groove Metal, Metalcore)

      Heize - She's Fine (K-Pop, Contemporary R&B)

      Ian Daniel Kehoe - Secret Republic (Pop)

      Ibibio Sound Machine - Doko Mien (Afro-Funk)

      Jayda G - Significant Changes (Deep House)

      Jenny Lewis - On the Line (Pop Rock, Indie Pop)

      Jeon Se Woon - Plus Minus Zero (K-Pop)

      Johnny Booth - Firsthand Accounts (Metalcore)

      Kevin Garrett - Hoax (Singer-Songwriter)

      La Casa Azul - La Gran Esfera (Bubblegum, Indie Pop)

      La Dispute - Panorama (Emo)

      Lafawndah - Ancestor Boy (Alternative R&B, Art Pop)

      Lambchop - This (is what I wanted to tell you) (Sophisti-Pop, Art Pop)

      Leiva - Nuclear (Pop)

      Lil Xan - Heartbreak Soldiers pt. 2 (Trap Rap, Emo Rap)

      Lil Yee - Live 4 It, Die 4 It EP (West Coast Hip Hop)

      Lucy Rose - No Words Left (Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Folk)

      Luther Dickinson And Sisters Of The Strawberry Moon - Solstice (Southern Rock, Blues)

      Mary Lattimore And Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk) - New Rain Duets (Electroacoustic)

      Matt Anderson - Halfway Home By Morning (Blues)

      Maverick Sabre - When I Wake Up (Neo-Soul)

      Mayfield - Careless Love (Post-Hardcore)

      Meridian - Margin of Error (Heavy Metal)

      Momoland - Show Me (K-Pop, Dance-Pop)

      NAV - Bad Habits (Alternative R&B, Trap Rap, Pop Rap)

      Niggght - Violent Delicacy EP (Doom Metal, Blues)

      Nilüfer Yanya - Miss Universe (Indie Pop, Indie Rock)

      No Win - Downey (Indie Rock, Power Pop)

      Obsidian Sea - Strangers (Progressive Rock)

      Orville Peck - Pony (Singer/Songwriter, Alt-Country)

      Parting Gift - Ensom (Alternative Rock)

      PnB Rock - TrapStar Turnt PopStar (Trap Rap)

      Problem Daughter - Grow Up Trash (Pop Punk)

      Queen Key - Eat My Pussy Again (Trap Rap)

      RPWL - Tales From Outer Space (Progressive Rock)

      Rachael Sage - PseudoMyopia (Singer Songwriter)

      Red Sun Rising - Peel EP (Post Grunge)

      Rich the Kid - The World Is Yours 2 (Trap Rap, Southern Hip Hop)

      Ritual Howls - Rendered Armor (Gothic Country, Gothic Rock, Post-Punk)

      Robin Trower - Coming Closer To Day (Blues Rock)

      Ruth B - Maybe I'll Find You Again (Singer/Songwriter)

      Sermon - Birth of the Marvellous (Alternative Metal, Progressive Rock)

      Shawn James - The Dark & The Light (Contemporary Rock)

      Shlohmo - The End (Electronic)

      Sleep In. - The Stars On Your Ceiling (Emo)

      Sleeper - The Modern Age (Britpop)

      Slow Caves - Falling (Indie Rock)

      Spiral Stairs (Pavement’s Scott Kannberg) - We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized (Alternative Rock)

      Stillhound - Stillhound (House, Indie Rock)

      Strand of Oaks - Eraserland (Indie Folk, Indie Rock)

      Suzi Wu - Error 404 EP (Indie Pop)

      Taali - I Am Here (Art Pop)

      Tamaryn - Dreaming The Dark (Synth Pop, Dream Pop)

      Terry Allen And The Panhandle Mystery Band - Pedal Steal + Four Corners (Singer Songwriter)

      The Flaying - Angry, Undead (Death Metal)

      These New Puritans - Inside The Rose (Art Pop, Darkwave)

      They Hate Change - Clearwater EP (Experimental Hip Hop)

      Trevor Daniel - Restless (Pop Rap, Emo Rap)

      Truth Corroded - Bloodlands (Thrash Metal, Death Metal)

      Tyson Meade - Robbing The Nuclear Family (Indie Rock)

      VAV - Thrilla Killa (K-Pop, Dance-Pop, Electropop)

      Vendredi sur mer - Premiers émois (Electropop, French Pop)

      Wallows - Nothing Happens (Indie Rock, Indie Pop)

      We Show Up On Radar - Zanzibar Whip Coral (Indie Pop)

      Wild Belle - Everybody One of a Kind (Pop Reggae, Indie Pop)

      Yawners - Just Calm Down (Indie Rock)

      Yerin Baek - Our Love Is Great (K-Pop)

      4 votes
    3. Disclaimer: I'm on Windows 10 I keep hopping between text editors because I can't find one that suits my needs. I need something simplistic, non-bloated, beginner friendly, open source, and...

      Disclaimer: I'm on Windows 10

      I keep hopping between text editors because I can't find one that suits my needs. I need something simplistic, non-bloated, beginner friendly, open source, and preferably with Dracula theme. I'll list off the ones that I've tried that I don't like too much:

      • Atom
      • Vim
      • Emacs
      • Notepad++
      • VS Code

      Honestly, I'd really like something that's like very similar to Sublime but FOSS. Is there one like that?

      8 votes
    4. I see this a lot on the internet these days. The phrase "just because [some agreed-upon statement], it doesn't mean that [contested statement]." That's fine when used correctly, but I've seen a...

      I see this a lot on the internet these days. The phrase "just because [some agreed-upon statement], it doesn't mean that [contested statement]."

      That's fine when used correctly, but I've seen a lot of cases where it's used in a questionable way and people just jump on board with the phrase anyway.

      I saw it again today in a conversation about video games, and one game in particular that everybody loves to hate. Someone said "I enjoy this game though," and someone else said "Just because you enjoy a game doesn't mean it's good."

      Now, the impulse is to agree with the second statement because agreeing that there might be hidden subtlety in a matter is almost always safe, and nearly everyone involved in the conversation upvoted/reacted positively to that statement.

      But the statement was really used to say "your opinion is wrong because there might be hidden subtleties that make me right," which seems like a fallacious position to me, or at least a pretty meaningless one. And when you stop to think about what was said, you realize that in fact, enjoying a video game might indeed be the most important, if not the only, metric in assessing its quality.

      But the inclination to agree with anyone using the "just because, doesn't mean" format is definitely there I think. I'm not sure if that falls under the category of some other identifiable fallacy or not, but I thought I'd see what others thought.

      6 votes
    5. Businesses, especially in tech industry, sometimes have some okay support for clients, but in general the crucial things are walled off. A simple example: someone in a company decides to place an...

      Businesses, especially in tech industry, sometimes have some okay support for clients, but in general the crucial things are walled off.

      A simple example: someone in a company decides to place an ad and does that, people see that ad on YouTube, find it obnoxious, but cannot confront the original decision maker directly - they are unknown, unreachable.

      Another example: many people used Google Inbox app and then Google discontinued it. Users are unsatisfied. Someone in Google, a person, made the decision. But they are unknown. A user cannot come up and ask them, "Hey you, why did you do that?" and at least get a clear honest answer. There are sugary press releases and damage control in such cases.

      I understand that if many of us started a business we would want to wall our decisions off the external environment (users) too. It's a dilemma. But still, what do you think about that? How would you deal with this problem in a different way?

      12 votes
    6. Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYvWfDxhm_s Website: https://www.bloodlines2.com Up until the announcement an hour ago, Paradox Interactive were doing a fake "Tender" app...

      Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYvWfDxhm_s

      Website: https://www.bloodlines2.com

      Up until the announcement an hour ago, Paradox Interactive were doing a fake "Tender" app teaser/promo thing. There was some kind of countdown involved which ended with this announcement, entertaining to watch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/399100804?t=03h52m54s

      8 votes
    7. I'm fairly new to Tildes and have become so impressed that I want to learn Python in order to contribute to its success. I have approximately 15 years of experience with classic ASP/ASP.NET and...

      I'm fairly new to Tildes and have become so impressed that I want to learn Python in order to contribute to its success. I have approximately 15 years of experience with classic ASP/ASP.NET and haven't coded since 2008.

      I've been pointed to VSCodium for an editor.

      I'm using OSX and wondered how I would set up an executable environment for testing/development.

      Other than that, is there anything else you'd recommend for me to get started?

      11 votes
    8. This is something that's been discussed a number of times (recent example), and has now been added by an open-source contribution by @what, who's contributed multiple significant features now,...

      This is something that's been discussed a number of times (recent example), and has now been added by an open-source contribution by @what, who's contributed multiple significant features now, thanks again!

      It's totally optional, but if you want to, you can now write a short bio for yourself through the "Edit your user bio" link at the bottom of the Settings page (by the way, I also added a link to the Settings page at the bottom of the home page's sidebar). The bio supports markdown the same as topics/comments, and is currently limited to 2000 characters (about 300 words). I'm not particularly attached to that limit, but it seemed like a reasonable starting point.

      If you write a bio, there will be an expandable "View <username>'s bio" block at the top of your user page okay, okay, I'm convinced that it belongs in the sidebar. You can see an (unimaginative) example on my user page. I'm not particularly attached to this method of displaying it either, so let me know if you think something else might be better.

      I don't know if we need particular guidelines for what's appropriate to put in a bio, but please be reasonable about what you use it for. A link to your site or accounts elsewhere is definitely fine, as long as it's not done in a spammy/misleading way, not too much different from posting on the site itself.

      Also, I've topped everyone back up to 10 invites again. As always, these are available on the invites page.

      64 votes
    9. Someone posted an article on a subreddit I frequent. It was an extremely long and rambling hit piece against antifacism, littered with long academic words, written for a completely fake Sociology...

      Someone posted an article on a subreddit I frequent. It was an extremely long and rambling hit piece against antifacism, littered with long academic words, written for a completely fake Sociology college in London. While checking the source's reputability, I found out that it's part of what is known as the Neoreactionary movement.

      Here's an article about it: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/behind-the-internets-dark-anti-democracy-movement/516243/

      Here's a more "fun" write-up from RationalWiki: https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Neoreactionary_movement

      It's the most bizarre thing. They are basically a pseudointellectual alt-right who quite literally advocate for a monarchy. They are very secretive of their identities and write contrived "theses" under pen names (which, strangely enough, seem to be stolen from actual published academics both living and dead). They think they are a secret society attempting to overthrow existing governments, but in reality they are little more than a collection of fanfic authors.

      Has anyone else come into contact with any of them? I am particularly interested if any of our Reddit moderators have anything to say.

      14 votes
    10. What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as...

      What have you been listening to this week? You don't need to do a 6000 word review if you don't want to, but please write something! If you've just picked up some music, please update on that as well, we'd love to see your hauls :)

      Feel free to give recs or discuss anything about each others' listening habits.

      You can make a chart if you use last.fm:

      http://www.tapmusic.net/lastfm/

      Remember that linking directly to your image will update with your future listening, make sure to reupload to somewhere like imgur if you'd like it to remain what you have at the time of posting.

      20 votes
    11. I've been thinking a lot recently about space exploration and colonization, and the big question that's been running through my head has been this: would I be willing to leave everything on Earth...

      I've been thinking a lot recently about space exploration and colonization, and the big question that's been running through my head has been this: would I be willing to leave everything on Earth behind and go to Mars, even if there was a strong possibility that I would never return home?

      Wondering what everyone here on Tildes thinks about that question.

      33 votes
    12. I wanted to try Saint Seiya again because i loved as a kid, but the original anime is not doing it for me now. Is there any spin off or anything that has more of a mature feel? The animes i liked:...

      I wanted to try Saint Seiya again because i loved as a kid, but the original anime is not doing it for me now. Is there any spin off or anything that has more of a mature feel?

      The animes i liked:

      • Black Lagoon
      • Death Note
      • Mushishi
      • Barakamon
      • Parasyte
      • One Punch Man
      9 votes