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

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    I've been listening to some C418 (Dief, Excursions), Boards of Canada (Old Tunes Vol. 2), and Copious by Neo-Fusion (or is it Neo-Fusion by Copious? I honestly can't tell). I'll link that last one...

    I've been listening to some C418 (Dief, Excursions), Boards of Canada (Old Tunes Vol. 2), and Copious by Neo-Fusion (or is it Neo-Fusion by Copious? I honestly can't tell). I'll link that last one here, since it's not well known.

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  2. Comment on Does anyone here have a mind palace? in ~talk

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    It's like my own voice reading it aloud, sort of. Not really aloud, but y'know how when you're thinking, it's like you're talking in your mind? It's like that. Reading doesn't really "conjure up...

    It's like my own voice reading it aloud, sort of. Not really aloud, but y'know how when you're thinking, it's like you're talking in your mind? It's like that. Reading doesn't really "conjure up images" or anything, though. The closest thing I know to imagining in that visual way is how I can kind of plot out my house in my mind, but pretty much just from directions. I can be like "this room is over here, over here is this one" stuff like that, but no visuals.

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  3. Comment on Does anyone here have a mind palace? in ~talk

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    While this works for some people, I don't think it will work for me, unfortunately. Something I've discovered in the past is that to "visualize" something, to see it "with your mind's eye," is not...

    While this works for some people, I don't think it will work for me, unfortunately. Something I've discovered in the past is that to "visualize" something, to see it "with your mind's eye," is not very much a euphemism, and more that most are able to do something almost like actually seeing something you remember or imagine, such as "seeing" this mind palace. However, not everyone can visualize things like this. Some people, like myself, don't really see anything at all when using their "mind's eye" to try to imagine or recall something. All I see is the darkness you get when your eyelid is blocking all the light.

    The fourth paragraph here briefly says something about what I mean.

    Not all people have the same internal perceptual ability. For many, when the eyes are closed, the perception of darkness prevails. However, some people are able to perceive colorful, dynamic imagery.

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  4. Comment on Anybody here interested in ham/amateur radio? in ~tech

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    Alright. The one I was looking at has a Li-ion battery, which I know is somewhat standard for rechargables (not just in ham).

    Alright. The one I was looking at has a Li-ion battery, which I know is somewhat standard for rechargables (not just in ham).

  5. Comment on Anybody here interested in ham/amateur radio? in ~tech

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    I have no idea, because I've actually not got a radio myself yet.

    I have no idea, because I've actually not got a radio myself yet.

  6. Comment on Anybody here interested in ham/amateur radio? in ~tech

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    What's the deal about a Ni-Cad pack? And a lapel speaker/mic is the sort you plug into it and hold that is both a speaker and mic, right?

    What's the deal about a Ni-Cad pack? And a lapel speaker/mic is the sort you plug into it and hold that is both a speaker and mic, right?

  7. Comment on Anybody here interested in ham/amateur radio? in ~tech

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    Ham and amateur radio are the same thing, I thought? You seem to be speaking of them as if they are two different subjects.

    Ham and amateur radio are the same thing, I thought? You seem to be speaking of them as if they are two different subjects.

  8. Anybody here interested in ham/amateur radio?

    I was wondering if there's anybody here who's interested in ham/amateur radio. I'm somewhat interested in it myself, and am planning on getting a BaoFeng BF-F8HP soon as my first radio, as well as...

    I was wondering if there's anybody here who's interested in ham/amateur radio. I'm somewhat interested in it myself, and am planning on getting a BaoFeng BF-F8HP soon as my first radio, as well as a Tech (or maybe even General) license.

    12 votes
  9. Comment on What are some of the lesser known upcoming games that you're excited about? in ~games

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    ...wow, I am blind as hell sometimes, haha.

    ...wow, I am blind as hell sometimes, haha.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What are some of the lesser known upcoming games that you're excited about? in ~games

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    I don't think that Noita, a game I'm pretty interested in, is too well known. Essentially, it's a magic-based 2d roguelite, with a pixel art style. But what makes it really unique is that each...

    I don't think that Noita, a game I'm pretty interested in, is too well known. Essentially, it's a magic-based 2d roguelite, with a pixel art style. But what makes it really unique is that each pixel is simulated. Let's say that you're in an ice cavern, and use a fire spell. It simulates how each pixel of fire interacts with each pixel of ice, determining which pieces of ice will melt into water, based on the fire pixels. Then the water pixels simulate their movement around the cavern. There are a lot of other examples you can see in their trailers when you look it up.

    8 votes
  11. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - general feedback/questions in ~tildes.official

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    Something I've noticed is that there actually is no search feature, as far as I can tell. It would be nice to be able to search through the site for any posts you may have missed. For example, I...

    Something I've noticed is that there actually is no search feature, as far as I can tell. It would be nice to be able to search through the site for any posts you may have missed. For example, I wanted to see if there's any posts about ham radio. However, I can't exactly call it up in a search, and as Tildes is not publicly visible, I can't just search "ham radio site:tiles" on google. It would be quite a handy feature to have.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Good mobile games in ~games

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    No problem! I recommend that as soon as you can, try to get the car called Buster. It has the same approximate speed as the Sedan, more health, and a better gun. You'll find your runs suddenly...

    No problem! I recommend that as soon as you can, try to get the car called Buster. It has the same approximate speed as the Sedan, more health, and a better gun. You'll find your runs suddenly lasting much longer and getting more chaotic soon after.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Good mobile games in ~games

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    A really good mobile game (from my experience so far) is Pako 2. Essentially, you are the getaway driver. You drive around town and pick up people and drop them off wherever they need to go, while...

    A really good mobile game (from my experience so far) is Pako 2. Essentially, you are the getaway driver. You drive around town and pick up people and drop them off wherever they need to go, while dodging and destroying the ever-increasing horde of cop cars. You don't do the aiming manually, although there is a PC version (paid) as well, and you do aim manually in that one.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on The OG clicker game: Cookie Clicker in ~games

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    Holy crap, how have I never heard of Crank before! I thought there wasn't too much to this game, then I unlocked the scanners, and it seems it goes way deeper than it looks. Hold my crank, I'm...

    Holy crap, how have I never heard of Crank before! I thought there wasn't too much to this game, then I unlocked the scanners, and it seems it goes way deeper than it looks. Hold my crank, I'm going in!

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Bitcoin's energy consumption is growing at 20% per month and threatens to erase decades of progress on renewable energy in ~science

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    Ah, didn't realize it was from days ago.

    Ah, didn't realize it was from days ago.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Bitcoin's energy consumption is growing at 20% per month and threatens to erase decades of progress on renewable energy in ~science

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    Honestly, not even sure how people are applying the noise tag to you. I don't see a tag button anywhere.

    Honestly, not even sure how people are applying the noise tag to you. I don't see a tag button anywhere.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What books are you reading right now? in ~talk

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    Quick question, is your username a reference to Star Trek TNG and the way Capt. Picard always asks the computer for his tea? "Tea, earl gray, hot" if you're unfamiliar and it's a coincidence.

    Quick question, is your username a reference to Star Trek TNG and the way Capt. Picard always asks the computer for his tea? "Tea, earl gray, hot" if you're unfamiliar and it's a coincidence.

  18. Comment on Any Factorio players here? in ~games

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    Heh, thanks. I've not really watched much Doctor Who for a while, tbh. I thought of the username when I saw a post by "SadDalek" as I was trying to think of a username. I tried for HappyDalek and...

    Heh, thanks. I've not really watched much Doctor Who for a while, tbh. I thought of the username when I saw a post by "SadDalek" as I was trying to think of a username. I tried for HappyDalek and found that one taken, so I went with Confusing, and here we are.

  19. Comment on UTC is enough for everyone, right? in ~comp

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    I couldn't (and can't) even tell that there's a video anywhere, let alone how to pause it.

    I couldn't (and can't) even tell that there's a video anywhere, let alone how to pause it.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on Any Factorio players here? in ~games

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    I'm kind of interested in Factorio, but I haven't gotten into it for two main reasons: I'm not sure I could justify the full $30 for it to myself quite yet, and I'm not entirely sure I would enjoy...

    I'm kind of interested in Factorio, but I haven't gotten into it for two main reasons:

    1. I'm not sure I could justify the full $30 for it to myself quite yet, and
    2. I'm not entirely sure I would enjoy it as much as I hope I would.
    1 vote