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  1. Comment on Hungary Is Lost in ~misc

    Abrown Link Parent
    Here's another related article I saved a while back about Hungary and a few other countries that went down this path and how things have worked out for them (or rather, haven't worked out):...

    Here's another related article I saved a while back about Hungary and a few other countries that went down this path and how things have worked out for them (or rather, haven't worked out): https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2018/11/16/feature/unfixable-several-nations-have-tried-to-restore-democracy-after-populist-strongmen-it-was-never-the-same/

    2 votes
  2. Comment on How to increase your chances of finding a hidden camera in ~tech

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    I saved this Reddit post a few years back that goes over a more technical way of detecting/disconnecting them that people might like as well: https://redd.it/40uyqr

    I saved this Reddit post a few years back that goes over a more technical way of detecting/disconnecting them that people might like as well: https://redd.it/40uyqr

    3 votes
  3. Comment on The MacBook keyboard fiasco is way worse than Apple thinks in ~tech

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    Can confirm, I have a model that was affected. I spotted it instantly upon purchasing the laptop and nuked it (which in retrospect was a bad idea because almost none of the hardware works with the...

    Can confirm, I have a model that was affected. I spotted it instantly upon purchasing the laptop and nuked it (which in retrospect was a bad idea because almost none of the hardware works with the default Windows drivers). The battery is garbage and the keyboard is slowly dying, but I got 4 solid years out of it and I got 50$ from a class-action suit and there's another going on right now for 40$ more, so eh. It's a gamble.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What song are you currently addicted to? in ~music

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    Pano by TRP. Some sort of Deep House/Minimal bass-heavy something or other.

    Pano by TRP. Some sort of Deep House/Minimal bass-heavy something or other.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Junji Ito's "Shiver" collection in ~anime

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    You're very welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!

    You're very welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!

  6. Comment on Junji Ito's "Shiver" collection in ~anime

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    I've read most of his comics and I really enjoy his style, I wish there were more artists like him. I suggest reading "Gyo" -- it's the source of this internet-famous pic. Thing That Drifted...

    I've read most of his comics and I really enjoy his style, I wish there were more artists like him. I suggest reading "Gyo" -- it's the source of this internet-famous pic. Thing That Drifted Ashore is pretty good, but it's pretty short. Is "Greased" the same as Glyceride? That's a decent one. Uzumaki is a great series too, I highly recommend that.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on “Boys Can Be Princesses Too”: Challenging gendered stereotypes in Hugtto! PreCure in ~anime

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

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

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    I do appreciate the continuity + time skips between chapters and that every character has some "Jo-" name such that the title of the show works for every new season.

    I do appreciate the continuity + time skips between chapters and that every character has some "Jo-" name such that the title of the show works for every new season.

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

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    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Stardust Crusaders. I'm at Episode 12, Season 1. I started watching it because of the memes and references my friends were making, but I'm not exactly blown away by it....

    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Stardust Crusaders. I'm at Episode 12, Season 1. I started watching it because of the memes and references my friends were making, but I'm not exactly blown away by it. I loved the Classic Rock references in Phantom Blood and Battle Tendencies, but the show itself is a bit slow and campy at times. It's good background noise and some of the scenes are worth giving my full attention. I'd rate it a 6.5-7/10.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on "Deep Adaptation": a paper that predicts an inevitable near-term social collapse due to climate change in ~enviro

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    From what I've learned, it's not that WE won't get our oxygen from the plankton, it's that the ocean wont get its oxygen from them -- most of the oxygen you and I breath comes from Taigas/Boreal...

    From what I've learned, it's not that WE won't get our oxygen from the plankton, it's that the ocean wont get its oxygen from them -- most of the oxygen you and I breath comes from Taigas/Boreal Forests. Most of the oxygen created by plankton stays in the water and it's primarily what the fish breath, not us. That's not to say we won't be affected by their reduction directly/indirectly, I just mean to clarify sourcing.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on What products do you absolutely love? in ~talk

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    Twins! I bought mine from Massdrop a while back and I'm looking at low-profile splits for my next one.

    Twins! I bought mine from Massdrop a while back and I'm looking at low-profile splits for my next one.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on The Magic Leap Con in ~tech

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    Hey there, I thought back to this thread when I saw this video that just came out and thought you might want to see it too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dsVwXzOIjk

    Hey there, I thought back to this thread when I saw this video that just came out and thought you might want to see it too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dsVwXzOIjk

    1 vote
  14. Comment on The long-awaited moment... Dracula theme added! Oh also, the site is publicly visible now (but let's not be too noisy about it yet). in ~tildes.official

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    How is Tildes doing on donations for server costs vs. anticipated growth/bandwidth costs when factoring in the incoming increase in traffic?

    How is Tildes doing on donations for server costs vs. anticipated growth/bandwidth costs when factoring in the incoming increase in traffic?

    7 votes
  15. Comment on Whats the most important alias or function in your bashrc file? in ~comp

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    Ahh, of course, of course. I don't have a creative bone in my body and simply refer to my devices by the final part in their private IP -- '7', '3', '8', etc

    Ahh, of course, of course. I don't have a creative bone in my body and simply refer to my devices by the final part in their private IP -- '7', '3', '8', etc

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Whats the most important alias or function in your bashrc file? in ~comp

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    Please tell me your desktop's name is Enchilada

    Please tell me your desktop's name is Enchilada

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Apex Legends in ~games

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    Oh you’re that kind of person, huh? 1v1 kraber me scrub :) Shitpost aside, the game is an okay time waster but does not compare at all to TF1/TF2 in terms of enjoyment/engagement and the...

    I used it a lot in Titanfall 2, after they got rid of my beloved Smart Pistol

    Oh you’re that kind of person, huh? 1v1 kraber me scrub :)

    Shitpost aside, the game is an okay time waster but does not compare at all to TF1/TF2 in terms of enjoyment/engagement and the peacekeeper + purple choke is 3OP5me.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on Spotify will now suspend or terminate accounts it finds are using ad blockers in ~tech

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    I'm shift+click selecting all the contents of my lists and drag/dropping them into excel. The track names come pre-hyperlinked to the song in spotify, so I don't need to copy over anything extra....

    I'm shift+click selecting all the contents of my lists and drag/dropping them into excel. The track names come pre-hyperlinked to the song in spotify, so I don't need to copy over anything extra. I can just click each cell and spotify will open right up to the song. LMK if you don't use Excel/Libre-office equivalent and I'm happy to snag your lists for you and send it to you in a CSV or Google Sheet or something.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on The Knight Foundation commissioned a study to analyze bot accounts that spread fake news on Twitter. This is what they found. in ~tech

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    Agreed re:banning reasoning. I'm surprised the SEC hasn't investigated them for not disclosing the proportion of bots to humans when filing for their IPO. The Axios article is a little short on...

    Agreed re:banning reasoning. I'm surprised the SEC hasn't investigated them for not disclosing the proportion of bots to humans when filing for their IPO. The Axios article is a little short on details, but this Mashable article has a little more depth and explains why they're no longer advertising their MAU. tldr; they're changing to "Monetizable DAUs" instead, which is a little murky - likely on purpose.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on A hole opens up under Antarctic glacier — big enough to fit two-thirds of Manhattan in ~enviro

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    I used to check those sea-level-rise maps that NOAA/others have since they were first released a long time ago, just for fun (back when Google Earth + custom filters came out eons ago). I would...

    I used to check those sea-level-rise maps that NOAA/others have since they were first released a long time ago, just for fun (back when Google Earth + custom filters came out eons ago). I would try to figure out how high the water had to rise to flood my neighborhood or a friend's neighborhoods or where would suddenly become an island or where would become beachfront property... Now it's not so much for fun but for planning, as you said. It doesn't hurt to plan.

    "How will a city have to shift it's infrastructure/housing/businesses to accommodate being half underwater?" - "Will this neighborhood be underwater before or after a mortgage is fully paid out?" - "How will farming and dispersal of goods be affected in this area?" - "Where might a state decide to shift infrastructure or re-zone or make a new Port when it becomes necessary?" etc.

    We might not have time to fix this fully or even partially, but at least we have time to plan on how to cope down the road (river?).

    1 vote