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  1. Comment on Pickup drivers block Tesla chargers in widening trend in ~enviro

  2. Comment on Pickup drivers block Tesla chargers in widening trend in ~enviro

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    Its super weird because a good portion of the people I've met who are Prius drivers primarily drive them for their legendary reliability (you can easily get like 300,000 miles on them with just...

    It blows me mind how upset people can get by things don't hurt anyone or affect other people, like driving electric or changing your diet, and I think it shows how insecure these idiots are.

    Its super weird because a good portion of the people I've met who are Prius drivers primarily drive them for their legendary reliability (you can easily get like 300,000 miles on them with just regular maintenance) and not their fuel economy/environmental impact. I also think my Prius c looks pretty badass.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Why you shouldn't help your coworkers unless they ask in ~life

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    On the other hand there are tons of people who don't know how or when to ask for help who are perfectly content to flounder around which causes tons of problems for everyone else and themselves...

    On the other hand there are tons of people who don't know how or when to ask for help who are perfectly content to flounder around which causes tons of problems for everyone else and themselves which can easily be resolved by asking what's up and if they need help with anything.

    8 votes
  4. Comment on What is your plan for self-growth in the new year? in ~life

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    <3!!! Thanks friend. I've actually driven through Boise (and Twin Falls!) on almost all my road trips down to Utah, beautiful areas, I've heard that they're poppin' nowadays. Good to know!! I am...

    <3!!! Thanks friend.

    I've actually driven through Boise (and Twin Falls!) on almost all my road trips down to Utah, beautiful areas, I've heard that they're poppin' nowadays.

    Good luck with the move! If you're coming down through Oregon, be careful. I-84 between Pendleton and the ID border sees a LOT of ice and snow, to the point where it gets shut down every now and then.

    Good to know!! I am definitely a bit concerned about road conditions and mountain passes if I moved in winter (my little Prius C doesn't handle such things too well), but things should work out where I go down in June so should be okay!! <3 <3 <3

    3 votes
  5. Comment on What is your plan for self-growth in the new year? in ~life

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    The first 13 or so were... okay, but I don't remember them that well and I didn't have many friends or anything, so overall not great. The thing you grow to hate about Seattle is how same-y it is....

    Surely you haven't hated all twenty-four of those years right?

    The first 13 or so were... okay, but I don't remember them that well and I didn't have many friends or anything, so overall not great.

    I've got to ask, why Salt Lake City?

    The thing you grow to hate about Seattle is how same-y it is. You spend 10 months out of the year where every day is identical - the days are short (it gets light out in winter at like 8-9a and gets dark again at 3-4p), they are cold, they are dark. Its not a sometime thing, its really every day. The other two months of the year are miserable swamp weather mixed and, in recent years, mixed with heavy wildfire smoke. The people here suck, everything's really expensive, everything fun to do is inaccessible due to being expensive AF or very far away.

    Utah is in so many ways the exact opposite of Seattle. Four very distinct seasons, its very hot and dry, the environment is extremely diverse, the people are incredibly friendly, everything's really cheap, and while the biggest attractions, the 5 national parks, are pretty far from each other and civilization there is a ton of stuff to do in and around SLC, which is a 15 minute drive to the Wasatch mountains. Mormon culture is pervasive outside of SLC proper, but they are usually pretty tolerable and the city itself hasn't been majority Mormon for some time and is a liberal haven in a very red state. The city is right next to the mountains, there is nothing like walking out of a grocery store and just seeing... that.

    Its not without its problems, it suffers from horrible inversions in the winter and the laws can be kind of weird, but its a gentle and lovable quirkiness these days as opposed to the inhospitable and hostile environment it once was.

    The first time I found myself there I was just passing through on a road trip to Georgia and stayed there cause it had a cool name, but after spending a few hours there I knew it’s where I wanted to live. It just feels like... home in a way that nowhere else ever has.

    12 votes
  6. Comment on What is your plan for self-growth in the new year? in ~life

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    I've spent 24 years living in Seattle, a city I absolutely despise and that has a lot of bad memories tied to it that keeps me in a perpetual state of brainbad - this is the year (2019, that is)...

    I've spent 24 years living in Seattle, a city I absolutely despise and that has a lot of bad memories tied to it that keeps me in a perpetual state of brainbad - this is the year (2019, that is) that I'm finally going to get out of here and move to Salt Lake City, something that I've wanted to do so badly for the last 3 years. I wrote up a plan and a budget and and I'll finally be out of here sometime in June!!!

    20 votes
  7. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    You can’t stop Tilderinos, it’s already the de facto standard term for Tildes users

    You can’t stop Tilderinos, it’s already the de facto standard term for Tildes users

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Merry Christmas, tilderinos in ~talk

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    You. Cannot. Stop. The. Future.

    You. Cannot. Stop. The. Future.

    9 votes
  9. Comment on Your ideal smartphone in 2019? in ~tech

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    I'd really like to see (and I'm sure this'll make me seem like I'm trolling but I promise I'm not :b): Marginally upgraded iPhone XS/Max with USB-C. Lighting is seriously so pointless now that we...

    I'd really like to see (and I'm sure this'll make me seem like I'm trolling but I promise I'm not :b):

    • Marginally upgraded iPhone XS/Max with USB-C. Lighting is seriously so pointless now that we have USB-C on all Macs >:(

    That is all :)

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Demographics Survey Results, Year 0.5 in ~tildes

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    You cannot stop the future!

    You cannot stop the future!

    6 votes
  11. Comment on Demographics Survey Results, Year 0.5 in ~tildes

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    For me I think that by far the best thing that has happened on Tildes was meeting you back in May. You've been a radiant light in an otherwise dark and tumultuous period of my life and I love and...

    For me I think that by far the best thing that has happened on Tildes was meeting you back in May. You've been a radiant light in an otherwise dark and tumultuous period of my life and I love and appreciate you and everything you do so much. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🍫💜💙💚💛🧡❤️

    Unfortunately for you you're going to be condemned to taking forever to write these surveys writing this surveys for a long time, because your health is going to get better and you're going to make it through this. I believe in you, your friends believe in you, and each and every Tilderino believes in you wholeheartedly.

    <3

    18 votes
  12. Comment on Mac, Electron and the Decline of Native Apps in ~tech

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    This is honestly a terrible article, it manages to mention "Electron' 9 times and the only explanation it gave for why Electron sucks was from a sensationalized quote, half of which was this: lol....

    This is honestly a terrible article, it manages to mention "Electron' 9 times and the only explanation it gave for why Electron sucks was from a sensationalized quote, half of which was this:

    Electron is a cancer murdering both macOS and Windows as it proliferates. Microsoft must offer a drop-in version with native optimizations to improve performance and resource utilization.

    This is the end of desktop applications. There’s nowhere but JavaScript.

    lol.

    What these people want always really confuses me, when we have dozens of different standards and languages and platforms they whine about the effort needed to port software between them (or just refuse to) and talk about how nobody follows the standards and its so much more work. When we have a single language that performs somewhat slower but runs on any device and any platform with internet access you'd expect them to be thrilled, but then they complain that macOS/Windows/iOS/Android don't have the same "feel" to them or that the performance is not as good as native.

    It feels like a lot of people in tech just want everything to stay the same, to stay familiar, forever. Maybe with faster components and some minor improvements here and there, but nothing that would really shake up the status quo. I'd like to see technologies be developed that nobody has even dreamed of, and you can't get to that point without thinking outside of the box and embracing change.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Lyft files for IPO before rival Uber in ~news

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    As a former Lyft employee it’s not really all that surprising, Uber spread themselves way too thin. Good to see us win in the end though.

    As a former Lyft employee it’s not really all that surprising, Uber spread themselves way too thin. Good to see us win in the end though.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Open Source is Not About You in ~comp

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    I’ve read a lot of whiny shit on the internet but my god this is probably too 5 whiniest whines I’ve ever read.

    I’ve read a lot of whiny shit on the internet but my god this is probably too 5 whiniest whines I’ve ever read.

    26 votes
  15. Comment on The major problems with Linux desktop usability. in ~comp

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    Yeah there are a few quirks like that, but I think it’s still ahead of Windows on that front (hard to have no learning curve at all and even great UX like the iPhone has weird stuff like squeezing...

    Yeah there are a few quirks like that, but I think it’s still ahead of Windows on that front (hard to have no learning curve at all and even great UX like the iPhone has weird stuff like squeezing the left edge of your screen to maybe switch to the last app you used) - I could never get used to the dock so I just hid it and haven’t touched it in ages. Window management is definitely behind Windows, though I think if you use the more “mac-y” ways of switching them (im totally blanking in the name for when you can see all your windows and desktops).

    1 vote
  16. Comment on The major problems with Linux desktop usability. in ~comp

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    100% agreed. You can always tell with these kinds of articles that the author is someone who has used computers for a long time and thoroughly understands how to do things already, and doesn't...

    but it seems pretty bold to take it for granted that having a bunch of shit you won't need most of the time permanently stapled to the top of your screen while using a program is the simplest and easiest to understand way to do things.

    100% agreed. You can always tell with these kinds of articles that the author is someone who has used computers for a long time and thoroughly understands how to do things already, and doesn't understand the perspective of a novice or the computer illiterate. Mobile computing is so big because of simple, intuitive, and accessible design, and desktops are going to continue to pick up more and more of the mobile design philosophy as time goes on to make them accessible as well.

    It honestly blew my mind a few years ago when I switched from Windows to macOS, I was expecting there to be a decent learning curve but there just... wasn't. It was so much simpler than Windows (7/8), applications didn't vomit massive, ugly menus all over the place, and to me it rarely actually feels like I'm using an operating system, just a collection of applications, whereas Windows feels very... omnipresent.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on I'm 25 and yesterday I came out for the first time in real life..! in ~lgbt

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    Hey friend, that’s awesome! Its not arrogant to be proud of this, I’m proud of you too :b. It’s a big step forward for your mental health and overall happiness and you should be very happy that...

    Hey friend, that’s awesome! Its not arrogant to be proud of this, I’m proud of you too :b. It’s a big step forward for your mental health and overall happiness and you should be very happy that you did it.

    If you ever want to talk about things with another trans person feel free to hit me up, we are all here for each other in this great struggle. <3

    12 votes
  18. Comment on Where would you like to be at the moment? in ~talk

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    Salt Lake City, Utah. Probably the single most beautiful and welcoming place I’ve ever been. I’ve got two interviews for front end dev jobs down there next week, so hopefully I’ll be able to move...

    Salt Lake City, Utah. Probably the single most beautiful and welcoming place I’ve ever been.

    I’ve got two interviews for front end dev jobs down there next week, so hopefully I’ll be able to move there soon!

    4 votes
  19. Comment on How do you feel about where you live? in ~talk

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    Hey lumbo!!! I’m up in Mill Creek, what about you?

    Hey lumbo!!! I’m up in Mill Creek, what about you?

    1 vote