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  1. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I gave it a try and listened to the first thing in their page, they are amazing and have that old video game vibe I enjoy so much. Thank you for the recommendation.

    I gave it a try and listened to the first thing in their page, they are amazing and have that old video game vibe I enjoy so much. Thank you for the recommendation.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Not much, mostly The Muffs: Weird Boy Next Door, Sad Tomorrow, Lucky Guy and Prettier Than Me. Also this Bette Davis Eyes cover by little xs for eyes because I think it's amazing, Kim Carnes'...

    Not much, mostly The Muffs: Weird Boy Next Door, Sad Tomorrow, Lucky Guy and Prettier Than Me. Also this Bette Davis Eyes cover by little xs for eyes because I think it's amazing, Kim Carnes' version is also amazing.

    Edit: I forgot one of my new favorites, Black Sheep by Metric.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro wanted to send soldiers to shut down the Supreme Court and replace its ministers in ~news

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    It's working for me, archive link for those who are getting errors.

    It's working for me, archive link for those who are getting errors.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What's your favorite poem? in ~arts

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    I don't read a lot of poetry because I rarely enjoy it. Many years ago when I was a teenager I read Martín Fierro but it didn't stick with me, it was good but not particularly impressive or life...

    I don't read a lot of poetry because I rarely enjoy it. Many years ago when I was a teenager I read Martín Fierro but it didn't stick with me, it was good but not particularly impressive or life changing. I'm currently reading Les Fleurs du mal and I'm enjoying it but I just started so I can't say if it's going to stick.

  5. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    It's worth the watch, yes, just a heads up that it's not the full story and that the manga goes much much deeper. Sorry for the very late reply.

    It's worth the watch, yes, just a heads up that it's not the full story and that the manga goes much much deeper. Sorry for the very late reply.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Why are some people so quick to criticize Apple products? in ~tech

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    I think it's not just Apple, this is part of the human nature. For anything that has loud fanboys there will inevitably be loud anti-fanboys. See also: YouTubers, fidget spinners, Hollywood...

    I think it's not just Apple, this is part of the human nature. For anything that has loud fanboys there will inevitably be loud anti-fanboys. See also: YouTubers, fidget spinners, Hollywood celebrities, music in general (including hate for broad things such as music genres), etc.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    After seeing it mentioned somewhere I decided to read Hourou Musuko. I finished it a few days ago and it's so far the best manga I've ever read. It's full of negative emotions, feelings and...

    After seeing it mentioned somewhere I decided to read Hourou Musuko. I finished it a few days ago and it's so far the best manga I've ever read. It's full of negative emotions, feelings and worries, but also of good things. The characters are well done and feel realistic, there are lots of them but they all take part of important parts of the story. I watched the anime adaptation expecting it to be as good but I was disappointed, it skips the whole first half of the story and only shows it through some vague memories here and there, and it also ends before the actual end of the story.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What level of conversation is tildes aiming for? in ~tildes

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    I may not have been clear enough in my previous comment, what I meant is that to be able to distinguish between bullshit and smart comments in technical threads you need a certain degree of...

    Disagree. People in technical HN threads have no idea what they're talking about as often as not; they're just good at bullshitting.

    I may not have been clear enough in my previous comment, what I meant is that to be able to distinguish between bullshit and smart comments in technical threads you need a certain degree of advanced knowledge, otherwise you end up making a fool of yourself or not adding much to the discussion. That's been a problem I have with hacker news and the reason I tend to avoid threads about physics or math.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Fedora approves of making Nano the default terminal text editor in ~tech

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    And if the default syntax highlighting is not enough you have this: https://github.com/scopatz/nanorc (I use it everywhere I install nano).

    It is also more capable than I first thought with support for syntax highlighting etc.

    And if the default syntax highlighting is not enough you have this: https://github.com/scopatz/nanorc (I use it everywhere I install nano).

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What level of conversation is tildes aiming for? in ~tildes

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    This is just my personal opinion: I see Tildes as the middle ground between reddit and hacker news. You can sometimes have less intellectual* conversations than hacker news but it never devolves...

    This is just my personal opinion: I see Tildes as the middle ground between reddit and hacker news. You can sometimes have less intellectual* conversations than hacker news but it never devolves into the level of shitposting that is frequent on reddit. I would not like to see Tildes become a platform for copypasta (I can't see the difference between copypasta and spam).

    * What I mean is that for some hacker news threads (but not all) you just can't comment unless you have a PhD in the topic or are very informed and have self studied it. That's less of an issue here.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on What are the things that make you happy? in ~talk

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    This may not be a common opinion. Being alone makes me happy, being around people is stressful and many times unnecessary and a waste of time (like, in my case, having to go to the office instead...

    This may not be a common opinion. Being alone makes me happy, being around people is stressful and many times unnecessary and a waste of time (like, in my case, having to go to the office instead of working remote). I'm thankful to this pandemic for showing me a better way to live and giving me more free time I can use for myself instead of having to waste it on commuting or browsing the internet at work. I feel like since I started working remote and being mostly alone I started living and enjoying life like I've never done before.

    7 votes
  12. Comment on Programming Languages that are Both Interpretable and Compilable? in ~comp

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    Haskell, you generally compile it but it also comes with an interpreter + REPL called GHCi. Java (no, I'm not kidding), modern Java comes with JShell.

    Haskell, you generally compile it but it also comes with an interpreter + REPL called GHCi.

    Java (no, I'm not kidding), modern Java comes with JShell.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Corona-AI project asks DreamLab app users to help create ‘virtual supercomputer’ to assist in COVID-19 research efforts in ~tech

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    If you have been using Folding@home and/or Rosetta@home this project may also be of interest. The idea is the same, distributed computing, but this one uses phones instead of computers. The...

    If you have been using Folding@home and/or Rosetta@home this project may also be of interest. The idea is the same, distributed computing, but this one uses phones instead of computers. The project is mainly focused on cancer research but they have recently added coronavirus.

    Homepage of the project in case you want more info: https://www.vodafone.com.au/foundation/dreamlab

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Firefox 75 released: Ambitions for April in ~tech

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    It's going to take me some time to get used to the new address bar but it looks like an improvement over the previous one.

    It's going to take me some time to get used to the new address bar but it looks like an improvement over the previous one.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Feature request: Polls in ~tildes

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    I agree with you, I'd like to add that I think it will also reduce the quality of the answers. It's very easy to just select an option and click submit without thinking, it takes more time and...

    I agree with you, I'd like to add that I think it will also reduce the quality of the answers. It's very easy to just select an option and click submit without thinking, it takes more time and thought if you have to type your answer as a reply and explain why (as we are currently doing with poll-like questions).

    2 votes
  16. Comment on How do you all do "deep readings"? in ~books

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    What I found the best for me during my school and university years is likely not going to work for you but this I what I used to do: wait until the day before the exam or two days before if the...

    What I found the best for me during my school and university years is likely not going to work for you but this I what I used to do: wait until the day before the exam or two days before if the book was too long and read it all from cover to cover only pausing for food, shower and sleeping. I found that the pressure of time made me focus on the topics that were really important and helped me remember better, I never took notes or highlighted anything because it interrupted the flow and made me forget things. Then, the morning before the exam I discussed the topics with classmates and if they had any doubts I'd explain them what I remembered, that helped me figure out if I had forgotten anything and if I did I'd jump to that chapter/page and re-read it (skipping over filler words and not so important paragraphs). Sometimes paying attention in class and taking notes was enough and I'd read those before the exams instead of the book, but that only works if you know the teacher and how he/she evaluates well.

    The previous advice worked for me on everything except math-heavy subjects, for maths, physics, etc I'd just practice equations the night before until I understood how and why they worked so in case I forgot them during the exam I'd be able to "come up" with them again with some extra effort.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 23 in ~health.coronavirus

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    This extra free time has been amazing for me too, I've finally managed to do something other than just work, eat, shower and sleep. It feels like life has returned to me. If it looks like what's...

    I've had time to actually do some of the honeydo list I've had on the go for a while, so generally things are looking up.

    This extra free time has been amazing for me too, I've finally managed to do something other than just work, eat, shower and sleep. It feels like life has returned to me.

    You know other than the worry about imminent societal collapse.

    If it looks like what's going on right now I would not mind it.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Recommend classic games you feel everyone should play at least once in ~games

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    I recommend playing the campaign on LAN with friends, it's super fun that way.

    I recommend playing the campaign on LAN with friends, it's super fun that way.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on What browser do you use? How have you customized it? in ~tech

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    Firefox with the usual privacy extensions + YouTube Classic and Old Reddit Redirect. I used to disable Pocket like a lot of people here but then I decided to give it a try and thanks to it I...

    Firefox with the usual privacy extensions + YouTube Classic and Old Reddit Redirect. I used to disable Pocket like a lot of people here but then I decided to give it a try and thanks to it I started reading more. It's not my news source though, I use it mostly for tech and personal blogs.

    1 vote