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  1. Comment on Do Police Know How To Handle Abuse Within Kinky Relationships? in ~misc

  2. Comment on Do Police Know How To Handle Abuse Within Kinky Relationships? in ~misc

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    Though I’ve also been suspect of the motives behind Condé Nast publishing them, I still think there’s valuable discussion to be had about this topic regardless of optics. Plus it’s not like kinks...

    Though I’ve also been suspect of the motives behind Condé Nast publishing them, I still think there’s valuable discussion to be had about this topic regardless of optics. Plus it’s not like kinks are exclusive to queer communities.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Meal kit delivery services like Blue Apron have an overall smaller carbon footprint than grocery shopping because of less food waste and a more streamlined supply chain. in ~science

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    I wonder how this compares to meal planning subscription services, which create shopping lists in lieu shipping ingredients. However I’m not sure if those services prioritize creating less food waste.

    I wonder how this compares to meal planning subscription services, which create shopping lists in lieu shipping ingredients. However I’m not sure if those services prioritize creating less food waste.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Red Bull Music Academy and Radio to Shut Down in ~music

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    What a bummer. While I haven’t explicitly followed RBMA, I’ve come across a lot of content produced/sponsored by them and musicians featured by them.

    What a bummer. While I haven’t explicitly followed RBMA, I’ve come across a lot of content produced/sponsored by them and musicians featured by them.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on The long, complicated, and extremely frustrating history of Medium, 2012–present in ~tech

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    Lesson: Never trust a centralized for-profit platform as the sole means to make your living. It’s fortunate that text isn’t so resource-intensive, that Medium writers can take their talent and...

    Lesson: Never trust a centralized for-profit platform as the sole means to make your living.

    It’s fortunate that text isn’t so resource-intensive, that Medium writers can take their talent and existing work elsewhere. Conversely, it sucks for video creators whose only feasible option is to publish and generate their audience on YouTube.

    5 votes
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.

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

  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Comment on Purl | Pixar SparkShorts in ~movies

  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Comment on Test submission - username vs. domain display - 3 in ~test

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

  18. 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