DigitalHairshirt's recent activity

  1. Comment on IMO, Trump 2020 is better than a non-progressive Democrat in ~talk

    DigitalHairshirt
    Link
    Thus far, Andrew Yang is the only progressive with an extremely good chance of beating Trump with the support he's pulling across the spectrum. No other presidential candidate strikes me as...

    Thus far, Andrew Yang is the only progressive with an extremely good chance of beating Trump with the support he's pulling across the spectrum.

    No other presidential candidate strikes me as solution-and-fact-based as Yang does in this compelling interview by Joe Rogan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTsEzmFamZ8

    1 vote
  2. Comment on A Generation in Japan Faces a Lonely Death in ~misc

    DigitalHairshirt
    Link
    I'll likely die alone, but I feel liberated by the thought, though I suppose it helps to be introvert-leaning amidst a bloom of globally accessible media and tech-driven conveniences.

    I'll likely die alone, but I feel liberated by the thought, though I suppose it helps to be introvert-leaning amidst a bloom of globally accessible media and tech-driven conveniences.

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

    DigitalHairshirt
    Link
    I'm more than content to stay in the house, smoke weed, eat "conveniently" and explore all the art at my fingertips. I've traveled and moved around enough, and the bucket list only has one item...

    I'm more than content to stay in the house, smoke weed, eat "conveniently" and explore all the art at my fingertips. I've traveled and moved around enough, and the bucket list only has one item left that gets chipped away at when I damn well feel like it.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Can we try to talk like normal people? in ~tildes

    DigitalHairshirt
    Link
    Of all the issues in the world, this is the one you want to troll? If you're serious, I feel for anyone sharing a dinner table with you.

    Of all the issues in the world, this is the one you want to troll? If you're serious, I feel for anyone sharing a dinner table with you.

    5 votes
  5. Americans who expatriated from the US to Canada--or Canadians who know them--how are you/they faring?

    I'm interested in all responses, but if the answer is "well" or better and the following are factors that contributed to that sense of well-being, could you divulge your job industry, if...

    I'm interested in all responses, but if the answer is "well" or better and the following are factors that contributed to that sense of well-being, could you divulge your job industry, if applicable, and/or the Canadian city where you currently reside? (If privacy-minded or jealously guarding a secret utopia, province would suffice. Thank you.)

    About me: besides the current political and lazy-to-anti-intellectual climate of the US, I'm pressingly concerned about global warming; after a dozen years of living in and around refreshing Seattle (compared to southern California), I had to give in and buy an air conditioner this summer. Anecdotally, it seems to be a trend.

    11 votes
  6. Comment on Tildoes with Android, what are your essential apps? in ~tech

    DigitalHairshirt
    Link
    The free version of Automatic Call Recorder does exactly what it says, although I've only tested it on calls using the speakerphone. Very handy when having to deal with various customer service...

    The free version of Automatic Call Recorder does exactly what it says, although I've only tested it on calls using the speakerphone. Very handy when having to deal with various customer service departments.

    Overall, I keep it pretty light on my trusty Nexus 5X: Gmail, Google Maps, the Kindle app, and WSOP (poker) are pretty much all I use away from home.

    2 votes
  7. What's your monthly internet access bill? (And why does your ISP suck?)

    My north Seattle-area service provider is Frontier, to whom I currently pay USD $42/month for "50/50" Mbps service (which in practice is closer to a download/upload ratio of 42/12 Mbps, even...

    My north Seattle-area service provider is Frontier, to whom I currently pay USD $42/month for "50/50" Mbps service (which in practice is closer to a download/upload ratio of 42/12 Mbps, even through LAN cable).

    I do not recommend Frontier, as I got the above "discounted" price after calling to cancel my prior "30/30" deal (again, overly optimistic speeds) when that $40/mo. bill spiked to $52 for no reason. Plus, I had to lodge an FCC complaint against Frontier when they overcharged me by $200 a couple years ago, which was resolved in my favor after nearly two months.

    My mobile internet provider is Google's Project Fi. I pay them $20/mo. for their phone plan + around $5/mo. for the data I typically use. Highly recommended.

    22 votes