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  1. Comment on All Medium paywalled stories are now free and unmetered when you’re coming from Twitter in ~tech

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    Medium paywalls can already be circumvented by blocking JavaScript. Works for me every time.

    Medium paywalls can already be circumvented by blocking JavaScript. Works for me every time.

    4 votes
  2. I’m in the market for a Game Boy Advance SP and games for it. I know there’s eBay, craigslist, and local thrift stores, but are there other places I should check? Perhaps retro gaming forums, or...

    I’m in the market for a Game Boy Advance SP and games for it. I know there’s eBay, craigslist, and local thrift stores, but are there other places I should check? Perhaps retro gaming forums, or specific Facebook Groups?

    7 votes
  3. Comment on An interview with a guy who wears the same thing every day in ~life

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    I’ve also had a uniform wardrobe for the past few years – a week’s worth of quality-made blue shirts, black pants, one blue hoodie, and white socks. I alternate between polo shirts and T-shirts so...

    I’ve also had a uniform wardrobe for the past few years – a week’s worth of quality-made blue shirts, black pants, one blue hoodie, and white socks. I alternate between polo shirts and T-shirts so people don’t wrongly assume I don’t change clothes day-to-day; however, they’re all the same color.

    I love it. Less time figuring out what to wear at the top of the day, and my wardrobe isn’t full of items that have fallen out of favor with me.

  4. Comment on Here's an animated scene I've been working on. in ~creative

  5. Comment on Europe Is Lost - Kate Tempest in ~music

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    I saw her in a sad little bar in a forgotten part of Detroit, with some jerk recording her with his phone even after she motioned for him to stop. Despite all that, she was electric. She has a...

    I saw her in a sad little bar in a forgotten part of Detroit, with some jerk recording her with his phone even after she motioned for him to stop. Despite all that, she was electric. She has a keen ability to draw people in with her words, probably thanks to her start reciting poems on the side of the street.

    I was let down by her second album – commendable, but trades the lyrical punch that her debut had for a more ambitious narrative that didn’t do much for me. Still an artist to watch, though.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Russia to disconnect from the Internet as part of a planned cyberwar test in ~tech

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    How about Estonia? (Specifically, Tallinn?) It’s ranked 12th by Reporters Without Borders for press freedom, scores 6/100 by Freedom House for Internet restrictions, and currently has a booming...

    How about Estonia? (Specifically, Tallinn?) It’s ranked 12th by Reporters Without Borders for press freedom, scores 6/100 by Freedom House for Internet restrictions, and currently has a booming tech sector. Ethnic/nationalistic discrimination is less problematic in the capital city Tallinn.

    I only suggest because I keep hearing good things from Estonia.

    7 votes
  7. Comment on Purl | Pixar SparkShorts in ~movies

  8. Comment on Academy Awards to present cinematography & three other awards during commercials in ~movies

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    On the contrary: if you’re an editor who is reputable enough, to the point where your work is reaching the Academy’s eyes, you would be able (and wise) to pick and choose which projects you work...

    how can an outside observer know the difference between bad editing and the editor doing the best they can with a pile of garbage shots?

    On the contrary: if you’re an editor who is reputable enough, to the point where your work is reaching the Academy’s eyes, you would be able (and wise) to pick and choose which projects you work on (based on director, cinematographer, writer…).

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

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    I always ask this to CSH listeners I meet in the wild: Original Twin Fantasy or re-recorded?

    I always ask this to CSH listeners I meet in the wild: Original Twin Fantasy or re-recorded?

    1 vote
  10. Comment on The "Do Not Track" Setting Doesn't Stop You from Being Tracked in ~tech

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    I was about to snarkily reply, “Water is wet,” but I’m surprised to read so many people (25% of Americans) actually dug through their settings to enable Do Not Track. Still confused as to why the...

    I was about to snarkily reply, “Water is wet,” but I’m surprised to read so many people (25% of Americans) actually dug through their settings to enable Do Not Track.

    Still confused as to why the EFF still recommends using DNT.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Test submission - username vs. domain display - 3 in ~test

  12. Comment on Patreon CEO says the company's generous business model is not sustainable as it sees rapid growth in ~tech

  13. Comment on Patreon CEO says the company's generous business model is not sustainable as it sees rapid growth in ~tech

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    At the moment, Liberapay has donors manually “renew” their recurring donations as opposed to automatically charging a donor’s card. It’s such a bizarre system in comparison to Patreon. I still...

    At the moment, Liberapay has donors manually “renew” their recurring donations as opposed to automatically charging a donor’s card. It’s such a bizarre system in comparison to Patreon.

    I still prefer donating via Liberapay since it has much lower fees than Patreon (for the people receiving donations), but the user experience has a lot of friction now.

    Personally speaking, I’d [best] prefer if you embedded your own recurring payment option here via Stripe, over Liberapay and Patreon.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on How do you keep track of your physical media? in ~movies

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    The makers of Rate Your Music are currently beta-previewing Cinemos. I don’t think it’s fully functional yet, but I use Rate Your Music and can vouch for the amount of functionality they [will]...

    The makers of Rate Your Music are currently beta-previewing Cinemos. I don’t think it’s fully functional yet, but I use Rate Your Music and can vouch for the amount of functionality they [will] pack into this project.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Super Bowl LIII had the game’s first openly gay cameraman in ~lgbt

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    I work in broadcast – it’s not a homophobic industry generally, but it tends to be masculine and socially conservative. I hardly encounter many queer people (like myself) on the job, so it’s nice...

    I work in broadcast – it’s not a homophobic industry generally, but it tends to be masculine and socially conservative. I hardly encounter many queer people (like myself) on the job, so it’s nice to see representation like this.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Firefox 66 to block automatically playing audible video and audio in ~tech

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    I’ve been using this feature early, since it was introduced in Nightly, and I found browsing a select few sites (looking at you SoundCloud) enjoyable again. Before that I had been using an...

    I’ve been using this feature early, since it was introduced in Nightly, and I found browsing a select few sites (looking at you SoundCloud) enjoyable again. Before that I had been using an extension that automatically muted new tabs.

    11 votes
  17. Comment on Who are some artists that have only released great albums? in ~music

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    Confining myself to artists with 3+ albums, I’ve enjoyed listening to the entire main discographies of: John Coltrane Kate Bush Kendrick Lamar Nick Drake Perfume Genius Young Fathers Perhaps not...

    Confining myself to artists with 3+ albums, I’ve enjoyed listening to the entire main discographies of:

    • John Coltrane
    • Kate Bush
    • Kendrick Lamar
    • Nick Drake
    • Perfume Genius
    • Young Fathers

    Perhaps not all their albums are “great,” and I definitely need to re-listen to Coltrane’s albums for a fuller opinion. Though, I feel like I’ve consistently liked or loved their artistic output.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on Who are some artists that have only released great albums? in ~music

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    Even all of Pagans in Vegas? That album really turned me off.

    Even all of Pagans in Vegas? That album really turned me off.

    3 votes