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  1. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I completed an original tune and built a video around it. All the photos and artwork are my own. https://youtu.be/W-gVGBaZPoI?si=9NLGrw7vwmhiBE3y

    I completed an original tune and built a video around it. All the photos and artwork are my own.

    https://youtu.be/W-gVGBaZPoI?si=9NLGrw7vwmhiBE3y

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Thinking about quitting the Internet in ~tech

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    I'll try to be subtle. Or maybe I won't. The crapification of society leaves pockets of value that no one wants. I pick them up off the street. Books, sometimes great ones. Music, The Best of the...

    I'll try to be subtle. Or maybe I won't. The crapification of society leaves pockets of value that no one wants. I pick them up off the street. Books, sometimes great ones. Music, The Best of the Best. And some of the best distillations of knowledge that people scoff at.

    There's this thing you might not have heard about it's called the public library . There are even a few pockets of the internet where value can be found. Like r/simple living on Reddit, and r/books. Like tildes. CDs, the kind you invest in have been great for me even as people on Wall Street Bets make and lose fortunes.

    One of the greatest treasures I've found is my little Progressive Methodist church, where genuine people try to help other people, and find themselves by losing themselves in the interests of a bigger cause. I admire people who go against the grain and find their way ignoring the Madding Crowd.

    So kudos to you for stepping out. You aren't alone.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on What are your favorite series that are not from the US or UK and also not popular anime? in ~tv

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    Thank you. Just saw this, I'll check it out!

    Thank you. Just saw this, I'll check it out!

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Reddit pops as much as 70% in NYSE debut after selling shares at top of range in ~tech

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    I doubt many of those buying read the required listing of risks involved in the company. The primary one is the Redditors themselves. Now, if the company can grow its customer base and quickly...

    I doubt many of those buying read the required listing of risks involved in the company.

    The primary one is the Redditors themselves. Now, if the company can grow its customer base and quickly pivot from the unique customer driven structure it was based on to one JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, then sure, profit is possible.

    But one day in, I've already seen the quality of posts dropping, which I suspect is from moderator decisions across the board. Time will tell.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What are your favorite series that are not from the US or UK and also not popular anime? in ~tv

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    The Extraordinary Attorney Woo, about a young autistic woman woman who becomes an attorney for a big law firm in Seoul, I belive. It's absolutely delightful and gracefully rises above the Korean...

    The Extraordinary Attorney Woo, about a young autistic woman woman who becomes an attorney for a big law firm in Seoul, I belive. It's absolutely delightful and gracefully rises above the Korean romcoms.

    Fisk is a comedy about another attorney. But since it's in Australia, it's quite different. Finally Heartland, a long running Canadian family drama, is absolutely gorgeous.

    All these are Netflix which is the only thing I stream, frugal I am.

    13 votes
  6. Comment on Are there any affordable digital compact cameras out there with a zoom lens? in ~tech

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    I used to have a Canon Powershot and loved it. You can get affordable cameras used, there's a lot of them out there.

    I used to have a Canon Powershot and loved it. You can get affordable cameras used, there's a lot of them out there.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on The carry-on-baggage bubble is about to pop in ~travel

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    See the Wikipedia article on Enshittification. It's a term origin coined by Cory Doctorow in reference to media related services, but it's everywhere now.

    See the Wikipedia article on Enshittification. It's a term origin coined by Cory Doctorow in reference to media related services, but it's everywhere now.

  8. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

  9. Comment on “Both-sides” and when is nuance acceptable discourse? in ~talk

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    "It's led to me abandoning talking about political issues with most people, because i don't consider a conversation like this worth having and my capacity for it is limited in the ..first place....

    "It's led to me abandoning talking about political issues with most people, because i don't consider a conversation like this worth having and my capacity for it is limited in the ..first place. Those conversations are not about politics. More often than not, it's someone seeking validation"

    Well said.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    As I recall, The City and the City was a bit affected, not as good as Kraken which remains my favorite.

    As I recall, The City and the City was a bit affected, not as good as Kraken which remains my favorite.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on After writing an anti-Israel letter, Harvard students are doxxed in ~life

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    Perhaps everything we do is political. In a Democracy or even a benevolent dictatorship that is true. And certainly in a capitalist society we have even more opportunities. I'm talking about...

    Perhaps everything we do is political. In a Democracy or even a benevolent dictatorship that is true. And certainly in a capitalist society we have even more opportunities. I'm talking about voting with your hands and feet. Teaching. Helping. Living your belief.

  12. Comment on The New York Times sues OpenAI, Microsoft over the use of its stories to train chatbots in ~tech

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    The larger story is the breakdown of our current economic system with absolutely nothing better to take its place.

    The larger story is the breakdown of our current economic system with absolutely nothing better to take its place.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

  14. Comment on After writing an anti-Israel letter, Harvard students are doxxed in ~life

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    Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know that you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by others,...

    Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know that you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not? Should we pay or shouldn’t we?” But Jesus knew their hypocrisy. “Why are you trying to trap me?” he asked. “Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.” They brought the coin, and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?” “Caesar’s,” they replied. Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”

  15. Comment on ‘Reddit can survive without search’: company reportedly threatens to block Google in ~tech

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    Thus endeth the ball game.* *quote from Peanuts, by Charles Schulz, scraped by Don Quixote's still human brain. Thus endeth search as we have come to know it. Ironic that the term webcrawler,...

    Thus endeth the ball game.*

    *quote from Peanuts, by Charles Schulz, scraped by Don Quixote's still human brain.

    Thus endeth search as we have come to know it. Ironic that the term webcrawler, invented by Stan Lee was itself scraped from Marvel Comics in the early days of the World Wide Web.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on "My dad painted the iconic cover for Jethro Tull’s ‘Aqualung,’ and it’s haunted him ever since" in ~music

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    I'll just take this space to recommend to everyone the novel Year Zero by Rob Reid. It's a satire on the mess that is US copyright law and by extension the US legal system in general.

    I'll just take this space to recommend to everyone the novel Year Zero by Rob Reid. It's a satire on the mess that is US copyright law and by extension the US legal system in general.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on After writing an anti-Israel letter, Harvard students are doxxed in ~life

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    As a Christian I make it a point to be non political. Period.

    As a Christian I make it a point to be non political. Period.

  18. Comment on Mozilla’s Annual Consumer Creep-O-Meter in ~tech

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    Good to know. Not surprised. Just out of curiosity do you know of any Linux based platforms that aren't beholden to Google or other mega companies?

    Good to know. Not surprised. Just out of curiosity do you know of any Linux based platforms that aren't beholden to Google or other mega companies?

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Rising long-term interest rates are posing the latest threat to a US economic ‘soft landing’ in ~finance

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    Have you driven in high poverty areas? The higher gas prices and proliferation of convenience stores are a symptom of localized pricing based on micromarketing. Many many homeless and low income...

    If Target is price-gouging, why not just go to another grocery store?

    Have you driven in high poverty areas? The higher gas prices and proliferation of convenience stores are a symptom of localized pricing based on micromarketing. Many many homeless and low income people don't have ready transportation and don't have the options you and I have.

    This is systematic and drives inequality and homelessness unless changes are made. What changes? There is no political motivation to even explore change.

    So we are left to pontificate and uselessly discuss our empty theories on social media, supporting the fiction that something might be done.

    Change is achieved by action.

    1 vote