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  1. Comment on How do you organize your downloaded music library? in ~music

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    Artist / Album / Track on foobar2000.

    Artist / Album / Track on foobar2000.

  2. Comment on Anyone still listening to music with files instead of streaming? in ~music

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    What stops you from doing that on a streaming service? I use Tidal to stream and I only listen to full albums. Anything I can't find on there I'll purchase off HD tracks and the albums I fall in...

    What stops you from doing that on a streaming service? I use Tidal to stream and I only listen to full albums. Anything I can't find on there I'll purchase off HD tracks and the albums I fall in love with I'll usually buy on vinyl.

  3. Comment on Cormega - MEGA [2020] in ~music

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    I have been a fan of Cormegas since he was on the Firm album with Nas, AZ, Nature, and Foxy Brown but there was always something lacking. The Realness was very raw and he followed it up with some...

    I have been a fan of Cormegas since he was on the Firm album with Nas, AZ, Nature, and Foxy Brown but there was always something lacking. The Realness was very raw and he followed it up with some solid work - most recently MEGA Philosophy which was produced entirely by Large Professor.

    The thing with Cormega is he always felt "preachy" without ever doing. He rapped a lot about the flaws of the music industry and human nature in general and was someone to always stay away, but was too busy telling people about it rather than rapping.

    To me, this album is that breakout. He stops preaching and gets deeper with Cormega the person and it is absolutely amazing. I feel as if he finally reached that next level and it's going to go unnoticed.

    I will 100% be snagging this in vinyl.

    Tidal link: https://tidal.com/browse/album/134672917

  4. Comment on Rakim - The saga begins in ~music

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    Legend. Paid in full is still one of my favorite albums of all time. I also really enjoyed the Seventh Seal - although, I know it received mixed reviews.

    Legend. Paid in full is still one of my favorite albums of all time.

    I also really enjoyed the Seventh Seal - although, I know it received mixed reviews.

    2 votes
  5. What makes a good developer?

    I asked this question over on HN but I thought I would ask it here as well. A little context. I'm currently a junior in a middle of the road state university studying for a degree in software...

    I asked this question over on HN but I thought I would ask it here as well.

    A little context. I'm currently a junior in a middle of the road state university studying for a degree in software engineering. I have been doing a lot of reading - whether it be comments on Reddit, articles, etc - and it appears that there is an abundance of junior developers looking to enter the job market, but very few "good developers".
    My question is, what is it that sets someone apart as a good developer? I know this question is very vague but it's also very vague whenever I see it used.

    Thank you for your time.

    EDIT: I plan on going through and reading all of your input and responding! Thank you so much for your time. Unfortunately, I am stuck finishing up last minute school work. Can't wait to dig into this.

    15 votes
  6. Comment on Stadia game suggestions? in ~games

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    Awesome! I'll add you (I'm IHateTheYankees). Oh, well. I've had an amazing experience so far so nothing negative on my end.

    Awesome! I'll add you (I'm IHateTheYankees).

    Oh, well. I've had an amazing experience so far so nothing negative on my end.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on The coronavirus killed American exceptionalism in ~health.coronavirus

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    I was stationed in Europe for five years back when I was in the military. When I returned home to the US in 2015, I realized just how full of shit we are as a nation. There is this false sense...

    I was stationed in Europe for five years back when I was in the military. When I returned home to the US in 2015, I realized just how full of shit we are as a nation.

    There is this false sense that life is so much greater here and that we are somehow more free than other nations.

    I’ll tell you what, I’d go back to Europe in a heartbeat.

    18 votes
  8. Comment on Stadia game suggestions? in ~games

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    Absolutely. I am by no means a hardcore gamer and just having the ability to turn it on for an hour or two and play The Division 2 or Assassin’s Creed is perfect for me. The better half has always...

    Absolutely. I am by no means a hardcore gamer and just having the ability to turn it on for an hour or two and play The Division 2 or Assassin’s Creed is perfect for me.

    The better half has always loved Kingdom Hearts and someone recommended Final Fantasy to her and she’s having a blast playing it on Stadia.

    I look forward to seeing where it goes.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Stadia game suggestions? in ~games

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    Interesting. I was using just using it on Chrome while in bed and it was perfect in every way. I had a couple minutes of where it was in terrible quality but then someone on their Reddit said to...

    Interesting. I was using just using it on Chrome while in bed and it was perfect in every way.

    I had a couple minutes of where it was in terrible quality but then someone on their Reddit said to install the app and check my data settings and they were right - it was set to “limited data usage”. As soon as I placed it back on “balanced” which is 1080p max, It was flawless.

    Maybe worth a shot.

    From browsing their forums and Reddit it appears a vast number of users are on Chrome so I’m sure there is a solution somewhere to your issue.

    3 votes
  10. Stadia game suggestions?

    We don’t have a console and I’m a full time Linux user so gaming hasn’t been the best of experiences for me. Today a Chromecast Ultra and two controllers arrived on our doorstep that my wife...

    We don’t have a console and I’m a full time Linux user so gaming hasn’t been the best of experiences for me.

    Today a Chromecast Ultra and two controllers arrived on our doorstep that my wife apparently ordered and wow is it awesome.

    Zero input lag, 1080p with the option to go 4K, and some solid options for games that are playable instantly.

    So far we have The Division 2, Grid, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Destiny 2, Monopoly, and a couple other indie games. There are some big titles coming - I’m most excited for FIFA and Madden - but I’m looking to find out if you guys have any suggestions for games.

    We are looking for some fun two player action.

    Also, if anyone else on here has Stadia, I’ll add you!

    13 votes
  11. Comment on What are your internet time sinks? in ~talk

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    I used IRC as my main chat in the early 2000’s but essentially every channel I join now is dead. I’ll have to dig around.

    I used IRC as my main chat in the early 2000’s but essentially every channel I join now is dead. I’ll have to dig around.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on How should we go about handling population growth and staying at or above replacement levels? in ~talk

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    I agree with this on all fronts. Where we currently stand is unsustainable in a multitude of ways. Pulling back on the growth would be ideal for me as well.

    I agree with this on all fronts. Where we currently stand is unsustainable in a multitude of ways.

    Pulling back on the growth would be ideal for me as well.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on What are your internet time sinks? in ~talk

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    Reddit, Tildes, Lobste.rs, Hacker News, and Head-fi are my big ones.

    Reddit, Tildes, Lobste.rs, Hacker News, and Head-fi are my big ones.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What are your internet time sinks? in ~talk

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    IRC is still alive? Oh, man I used to live in IRC channels. Where are you all venturing to in IRC these days? Maybe I'll get back into it if people are still using it.

    IRC is still alive? Oh, man I used to live in IRC channels.

    Where are you all venturing to in IRC these days? Maybe I'll get back into it if people are still using it.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Has anyone subscribed to MasterClass? in ~misc

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    I love reading so I’ll focus on that. Much cheaper as well :)

    I love reading so I’ll focus on that. Much cheaper as well :)

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Firefox Private Relay - Generate unique, random, anonymous email addresses in ~tech

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    Maybe I'm missing it, but does it only allow a single email to go through? How does password recovery work at that point? edit: From the add-on page.

    Maybe I'm missing it, but does it only allow a single email to go through? How does password recovery work at that point?

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    Private Relay adds UI to generate unique, random, anonymous email addresses that forward to your real address. You can use your relay addresses to sign up for apps, sites, or newsletters. When you're done with that service, you can disable or destroy the email address so you'll never receive any more emails from it. And, if the service has an incident, their data won't be linked back to you.

    • From the add-on page.
    6 votes