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  1. Comment on Alabama Senate passes nation’s most restrictive abortion ban, which makes no exceptions for victims of rape and incest in ~news

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    With the statements made by the lawmakers, I don't see how it couldn't be.

    With the statements made by the lawmakers, I don't see how it couldn't be.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Official Teaser: Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in ~movies

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    Is this a remake? I was unaware of a previous Maleficent movie if so. I'm pretty comfortable with stories told from another angle like this, but find the live-action-and-change-a-song-or-two...

    Is this a remake? I was unaware of a previous Maleficent movie if so. I'm pretty comfortable with stories told from another angle like this, but find the live-action-and-change-a-song-or-two remakes of other films to just be lazy cash grabs.

    I happened to load this up right as my wife walked in and had her sit down to watch it with me. She's a big fan of Maleficent and the "bad guy" point of view movies. She's very excited about this one, naturally.

    Edit: Also love that this trailer is in deliciously widescreen. It's not often I get to completely fill my ultrawide when I make something go fullscreen.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Nest, the company, died at Google I/O 2019 in ~tech

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    The only home automation system I'm interested in is disconnected and deliciously retro/vintage in ways that makes this old man happy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BHIknNa6Eg

    The only home automation system I'm interested in is disconnected and deliciously retro/vintage in ways that makes this old man happy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BHIknNa6Eg

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Adjustments to the experimental single-reply-flattening & user-page sorting is now available in ~tildes.official

  5. Comment on Adjustments to the experimental single-reply-flattening & user-page sorting is now available in ~tildes.official

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    Shall we test again? Go go gadget comment string!

    Shall we test again?

    Go go gadget comment string!

  6. Comment on What is, in your opinion, missing on Tildes? in ~tildes

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    Personally I'm fine with it. Conversations seem to occur when they are necessary and don't when they are not. I'd much rather have this than the hundreds of other places we could frequent where...

    Personally I'm fine with it. Conversations seem to occur when they are necessary and don't when they are not. I'd much rather have this than the hundreds of other places we could frequent where much is said, but very little conversation occurs.

    9 votes
  7. Comment on How do you organize your bookmarks? in ~tech

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    The toolbar is used for common sites, typically completely without names, just the favicons. Now the folders... that's a whole other ballgame of nested upon nested folders and bookmarks from over...

    The toolbar is used for common sites, typically completely without names, just the favicons.

    Now the folders... that's a whole other ballgame of nested upon nested folders and bookmarks from over a decade that I'm frankly afraid to look at now and the last time I did easily half of the 100 or so sites I visited were gone. There are hundreds if not 1k+ bookmarks in there...

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Experimenting with a way of avoiding deeply nested comment threads in ~tildes.official

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  11. Comment on Which smartphone and carrier are you using? (USA only) in ~tech

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    Nokia 7.1 and Consumer Cellular. The latter because I have the choice of AT&T or T-Mobile networks for significantly less than either of them and the former because I prefer as close to stock...

    Nokia 7.1 and Consumer Cellular.

    The latter because I have the choice of AT&T or T-Mobile networks for significantly less than either of them and the former because I prefer as close to stock Android as possible and like my phones cheap.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on /r/ChangeMyView moderators announce that they are launching their own site at ChangeAView.com in ~tech

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    Honestly, can't say I blame them and I can see this being the first of several departures for monetary reasons. As we all know Reddit operates and thrives on the free labor of moderators, without...

    Honestly, can't say I blame them and I can see this being the first of several departures for monetary reasons. As we all know Reddit operates and thrives on the free labor of moderators, without it Reddit is unlikely to exist today. Having moderated several large subs there, it very must is a job to do it continually and there is zero incentive to do so other than the "pride of growing a community" (rare) or the power trip (common). The question is how hard CMV pushes subscribers to the new site and if they can make a profit off of it.

    8 votes
  13. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    CR10S5 - At the time of purchase (and possibly still true) it was the largest consumer grade printer available, I didn't want to tackle building one from scratch for my first time, and while it...
    1. CR10S5 - At the time of purchase (and possibly still true) it was the largest consumer grade printer available, I didn't want to tackle building one from scratch for my first time, and while it wasn't cheap compared to other popular printers, it is significantly less expensive than the next option. So it is simply the best in a performance per dollar metric and that is one of my key decision making points. It's reflected in just about everything I purchase be it for myself or others. I also have very large projects planned to utilize all that space and it's already paid for about 25% of itself by printing big things for others. The upgrade I'm waiting on is a Titan Aero extruder, which will be paired with the volcano hot end I've already received. The very last upgrade I see myself performing is a keenovo bed heater with SSR integration to more evenly heat the bed, but that'll wait until a sale or the price comes down as I'm a patient man and do not pay full price for anything if I can help it.

    2. Remember the old transparent iMac G3? I picked up a dead one for $5, gutted it, and am putting an ITX board, SSD, SFX PSU, and 15" touchscreen in it to use it as an all in one PC to control my CNC machine. Which is my next project after I build my detached garage this summer. It'll also be used to control the vinyl cutter and any future 3D printers (or other computer controlled machinery) that are too large for the closet in my office.

    And yeah, you really should play Hollow Knight.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    What are you doing this weekend OP? From the last time I posted the list, only with the done items removed: If all goes to plan, which it rarely does and this is more a list of things "to do", in...

    What are you doing this weekend OP?

    From the last time I posted the list, only with the done items removed:

    If all goes to plan, which it rarely does and this is more a list of things "to do", in some semblance of order of importance...

    1. Weld casters onto the free truck tool box I picked up to use as a rolling storage bin.
    2. Organize the garage so I can work on my cars more easily.
    3. Continue stripping down the race car.
    4. Print all the pieces I need to have available for the upgrades to the printer, the last of which should arrive next week (still waiting on one more piece).
    5. Set up the pi-hole.
    6. Measure and model the parts I'll need to print for my retro case mod computer build.
    7. Install new Vega 64 card, use zip tie to keep it from sagging, take measurements and decide which of the three GPU anti-sag ideas I've come up with will work best/I like the most.
    2 votes
  15. Comment on Welcome To The Prude Internet: No More Sex Talk Allowed in ~misc

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    Amazon said: No more money for you because you talk about sex.

    Amazon said: No more money for you because you talk about sex.

    2 votes
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  17. Comment on Borderlands 3 Official Announce Trailer (Six-Month Epic Store Exclusive) in ~games

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    Agreed. Their utter lack of account security will have me never again using them.

    Agreed. Their utter lack of account security will have me never again using them.

    8 votes
  18. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Hanging with the guys to pull an engine out of one car to prep it for installation into my buddy's truck and a LAN party.

    Hanging with the guys to pull an engine out of one car to prep it for installation into my buddy's truck and a LAN party.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on What are you an "expert" on? in ~talk

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    https://tildes.net/~talk/bpo/what_are_you_an_expert_on#comment-2wnq As for wanting to get into it, all I can say is to start somewhere, but just start. Even if you're dead last, it's more fun than...

    https://tildes.net/~talk/bpo/what_are_you_an_expert_on#comment-2wnq

    As for wanting to get into it, all I can say is to start somewhere, but just start. Even if you're dead last, it's more fun than sitting in the stands.

    2 votes