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  1. Comment on With recent confirmation that periods have no health benefit, an increasing number of women are using contraception to stop them altogether in ~health

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    Until next year, when scientists reveal that actually periods prevent cancer as well as hair loss, when a huge number of men begin taking a drug that causes periods in men.

    Until next year, when scientists reveal that actually periods prevent cancer as well as hair loss, when a huge number of men begin taking a drug that causes periods in men.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on What do you think about "robot affection"? in ~talk

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    What do I think? I think my robot is a tremendous slacker and under-achiever and that I should upgrade right away!!!

    What do I think? I think my robot is a tremendous slacker and under-achiever and that I should upgrade right away!!!

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  3. Comment on How the biggest decentralized social network is dealing with its Nazi problem in ~tech

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    "and basically every reddit alternative is a crack den for the exact sorts of people who make reddit as a community garbage to begin with" Really?

    "and basically every reddit alternative is a crack den for the exact sorts of people who make reddit as a community garbage to begin with"

    Really?

    1 vote
  4. Comment on How the biggest decentralized social network is dealing with its Nazi problem in ~tech

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    I am disturbed by this thread and by how often I read people equating "far right winger" with "someone who promotes hate speech and violence" (or to be blunt, equating "right wingers" with racists...

    I am disturbed by this thread and by how often I read people equating "far right winger" with "someone who promotes hate speech and violence" (or to be blunt, equating "right wingers" with racists bigots and hateful people), and many just outright use "conservative" as the synonym.
    I do not promote or even tolerate hateful ANYTHING and I abhor violence in all it's forms.
    I also abhor the current trend towards this thing called political correctness and I despise social justice warriors who wish to dictate that i must agree with and support every small special interest group that gets it's feelings hurt or feels that a joke that offends them should be banned.
    I see the movie Idiocracy becoming reality in the US. And that's the one thing I do hate.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on White Men Keep Killing Themselves With Guns. The NRA Is Making It Worse. in ~news

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    I sincerely hope that don't really believe that you can ever prevent or even mildly influence suicide (or attempts) by "keeping people away from implements of self-harm". This is about gun...

    I sincerely hope that don't really believe that you can ever prevent or even mildly influence suicide (or attempts) by "keeping people away from implements of self-harm". This is about gun control, so was the article. It had absolutely NO valuable information about mental health or suicide prevention.
    It shocks me how little is understood about mental healh, or more accurately, PEOPLE who have mental health problems. Yeah I said "problems" not "issues".
    I can only reference the "healthcare" system in the US, but every aspect of my comment is from direct firsthand experience and decades of living 24x7 in pursuit of some basic understanding that is based solely on observation of real situations and people and not on theory and presumption (nor financial gain through biased opinion presented as fact).
    Gun control - great idea. But not because it will keep Uncle Dave from blowing his face off.

  6. Comment on Novelists have condemned the Staunch prize – for thrillers without violence against women – as a ‘gagging order’, after organisers said the genre could bias jurors in ~books

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    Because the best way to cure a disease is to give a sharpie to the lab techs and force them to redact your test results.

    Because the best way to cure a disease is to give a sharpie to the lab techs and force them to redact your test results.

  7. Comment on meli, a new mail client for the terminal - pre-alpha release in ~comp

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    I ask this sincerely and not as a jab - former elm/pine/etc fan here, grew up on a vt100 - but just how big is the terminal-using community nowdays? I would love a new email client, I've tried...

    I ask this sincerely and not as a jab - former elm/pine/etc fan here, grew up on a vt100 - but just how big is the terminal-using community nowdays? I would love a new email client, I've tried them all, and hated every one of them. But text mode? (or am I misunderstanding? guess I should just get it and take a look LOL)

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Roskilde – Architects behind Lapee say pink spiral design could end gender toilet inequality in ~misc

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    In other news... Every problem facing humanity's survival has been solved. Now... what about them toilets aye? (I weep for the future)

    In other news... Every problem facing humanity's survival has been solved.
    Now... what about them toilets aye?
    (I weep for the future)

  9. Comment on What creative projects are you working on? (July 2019 edition) in ~creative

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    Bless you for your post... which while scrolling I read as "I've started a frog knitting project" and immediately my mind seized up by not being able to decide if you were teaching frogs to knit,...

    Bless you for your post... which while scrolling I read as "I've started a frog knitting project" and immediately my mind seized up by not being able to decide if you were teaching frogs to knit, or knitting a blanked out of frogs! LOL
    (Sorry, I know, my mind is so very broken and crusty :-) but it gave me the only laugh I've had today and I'd hate to go to bed without filling that requisite)

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  10. Comment on What creative projects are you working on? (July 2019 edition) in ~creative

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    To quote a dear friend of mine... "Take gentle care" meaning don't be too hard on yourself. I'm sure you've heard what forced-writing produces :-) If it helps any... I will offer a recommendation...

    To quote a dear friend of mine... "Take gentle care" meaning don't be too hard on yourself. I'm sure you've heard what forced-writing produces :-)
    If it helps any... I will offer a recommendation for a piece of software I just found for my own writing endeavors! Not sure if you already use an app for your writing or not, I never did but sure wish I had!
    It's called FocusWriter, open-source, and basically it let's you (optionally) block out everything on the computer except the blank page! But you can bring up menus and tabs and such by hovering the mouse in the right place. And of course you can turn on/off all aspects. Really an outstanding app!
    Hope this helps!!!

  11. Comment on What creative projects are you working on? (July 2019 edition) in ~creative

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    I will be continuing work on my latest software project (obsession), which I posted about here a few months ago. It's a data manager that goes way beyond Windows Explorer. It allows the user to...

    I will be continuing work on my latest software project (obsession), which I posted about here a few months ago. It's a data manager that goes way beyond Windows Explorer. It allows the user to control what is displayed and how, regardless of data type and location as well as protocol used. So local F:\MyHome is managed the same as my GoogleDrive, to name 2 data locations. Ok enough rambling! Right now I'm trying to finish basic functionality of Explorer so I can begin using it myself as I add in the real key functionality. I will probably put up the web-site in the next few weeks as this will all be open-source and multi-platform, and I want to share the source, the concepts, and hopefully find a few fellow geeks who would like to help out! :-) Anyone interested can contact me of course! The project is called "Project Agnes" and the web-site will be http://www.ProjectAgnes.com (and .org).

    So there is about 26 hours of every day in July for me! :-)
    (and also, being ever-grateful that I love what I do and am free to pursue such projects)
    Peace!
    /D

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  12. Comment on What creative projects are you working on? (July 2019 edition) in ~creative

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    Hey that's great! I really like what I saw in your video! I would offer to help out but I doubt my programming expertise would help much. But shoot me a pm anyway, I'd love to know more and who...

    Hey that's great! I really like what I saw in your video!
    I would offer to help out but I doubt my programming expertise would help much. But shoot me a pm anyway, I'd love to know more and who knows maybe I can help!

    1 vote
  13. Comment on So far cultured meat has been burgers – the next big challenge is animal-free steaks in ~food

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    I'm still waiting for the 'Tomeato' :-)

    I'm still waiting for the 'Tomeato' :-)

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Why Mazda is purging touchscreens from its vehicles in ~tech

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    Nice advertisement for Mazda. Another well crafted bit of marketing. A bit surprised to see it on Tildes, with a headline and matching article trying hard to convince people that Mazda is terribly...

    Nice advertisement for Mazda. Another well crafted bit of marketing.
    A bit surprised to see it on Tildes, with a headline and matching article trying hard to convince people that Mazda is terribly concerned about your safety so much so that it had to introduce the wonderful NEW & IMPROVED feature that you just gotta try out by buying their NEW model.
    Schilling for the house now?

    1 vote
  15. Comment on GitHub shocks top developer: Access to 5 years' work inexplicably blocked in ~tech

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    "Geez Dave, why do you STILL refuse to use 'the cloud' in this day and age?! You're such a dinosaur!" I'm no Luddite. But I would rather fill a warehouse with a million Raspberry Pies running as a...

    "Geez Dave, why do you STILL refuse to use 'the cloud' in this day and age?! You're such a dinosaur!"

    I'm no Luddite. But I would rather fill a warehouse with a million Raspberry Pies running as a distributed godzilla v-server, write the entire damn operating system, compiler, then my apps - and go broke+insane in the attempt - before I'd trust ANY soul-less corporate shitbag entity to be honest, fair or even decent in their interactions with me. And the day I have to "trust" one of them with my life's work is the day I hang my keyboard on the wall for good.

    I doubt that guy learned the lesson he should be learning from this. Nor did most of his followers.

    11 votes
  16. Comment on Web Design Work in ~comp

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    I've done blog sites for clients a couple of times, but it's not my forte to put it mildly. However, I really like the "content management system" I used for them. Open-source and making some...

    I've done blog sites for clients a couple of times, but it's not my forte to put it mildly.
    However, I really like the "content management system" I used for them. Open-source and making some waves, called Grav (https://getgrav.org). Runs on anything. I did the prototypes on a Raspberry Pi just for fun and had no issues. The runner up was Joomla (https://www.joomla.org) which is nice too. Both of them have all kinds of different blog templates and skins/themes. And the end-user (you) can manage the content without having to get their hands dirty so to speak.
    My advice, for what it's worth (which is exactly what you're paying for it) is to go ahead and drop some cash to hire an expert to get you bootstrapped but I would only invest in something that doesn't tie you to that person or ANY person really especially in terms of changing it's appearance or content. I would definitely avoid any sort of fixed/rigid concept. And while I don't want to offend anyone, sites that advertise "cheap expertise" are using an oxy-moron. I cannot tell you how many cries for help I get from people who thought they could get a web-site built by "an expert" for $50 or $5 an hour.
    Last bit of advice: Have your plan ready before you get your person, with as much detail as possible. Lots of questions you should be answering before you start spending. The less detail you have, the more likely you'll waste money.

    And ps: take advantage of all the "good will" you can get with communities/groups like this one. Although my experience is that they are rare. But there are people out there (like me) who aren't looking to make any money but are willing to help you not waste yours. I'm semi-retired and self-employed, and I will gladly help you get going on the right path. Just make sure that anyone you accept advice from is qualified (including me, and I'm happy to provide creds).

    Hope this helps!

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Water conservation just got REAL. (or JUST got real?) in ~enviro

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    My first submission. Just too much humor+shock+more-humor in this for me to risk someone else not posting it. So I hope my fellow Tildesians enjoy this article as much as I did! I was just...

    My first submission. Just too much humor+shock+more-humor in this for me to risk someone else not posting it. So I hope my fellow Tildesians enjoy this article as much as I did! I was just checking the weather and this article came up and since it was about beer I had to read it.

    I won't do the point by point that the first person who calls me today is going to get, but geeez I don't know which thing has me shaking my head more... That the beer industry has an official person/title called a "sustainability mentor".... or THIS quote FTFA:

    So water all of sudden becomes critical to beer[...]

    All of a sudden aye?
    "Hey Bill did you hear about this?! We'd better get our act together and quit watering our lawns so much! It turns out that WATER is actually an ingredient of BEER!"

  18. Comment on Google to Restrict Use of Ad-Blocking Software in Chrome to Enterprise Users Only in ~tech

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    While the changes will all flow downstream, my understanding is that Vivaldi (and most likely others) doesn't just blindly integrate them. I'm no browser expert nor do I have an inside track. But...

    While the changes will all flow downstream, my understanding is that Vivaldi (and most likely others) doesn't just blindly integrate them. I'm no browser expert nor do I have an inside track. But I've read a fair bit about it since I'm a software engineer and forks of code is something I'm fairly familiar with.
    Just fwiw :-)

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Google to Restrict Use of Ad-Blocking Software in Chrome to Enterprise Users Only in ~tech

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    The nail and it's head you've hit.... I've spent the past year devoting a lot of time testing alternatives as well as playing with the Chromium source, and some libraries based on it, thinking I...

    The nail and it's head you've hit.... I've spent the past year devoting a lot of time testing alternatives as well as playing with the Chromium source, and some libraries based on it, thinking I might just write my own. I played with Opera and Vivaldi mostly, but I haven't made the jump yet.
    But my intention is to remove Google from my life just like I've done with Microsoft (as much as I could anyway, as I do develop Windows based software at times LOL).

    Not meaning to start yet-another browser debate... but can I ask you which browser you use and how close does it come to not sucking? For me it's all about using the damn computer & internet the way I want, so flexibility & customization is huge. Lacking that, source code availability. :-)

    1 vote