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  1. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    The manga! It ended a bit abruptly, but less abruptly than Tegami no Bachi which I finished recently as well

    The manga! It ended a bit abruptly, but less abruptly than Tegami no Bachi which I finished recently as well

    1 vote
  2. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Just finished Claymore. I enjoyed it! In the middle it dragged a bit as one powerful monster after another square off. Miria was by far my favourite character. Rather than being driven completely...

    Just finished Claymore. I enjoyed it! In the middle it dragged a bit as one powerful monster after another square off.

    Miria was by far my favourite character. Rather than being driven completely by destiny, she was a character whose arc was defined by her own choices.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on What's your unpopular food opinion or idiosyncrasy? in ~food

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    Every time I hear this, I know the person has never had a good tomato. The people who say tomato tastes bad - fair enough. But the “watery, tasteless” people don’t realize they’ve been having the...

    Every time I hear this, I know the person has never had a good tomato.

    The people who say tomato tastes bad - fair enough. But the “watery, tasteless” people don’t realize they’ve been having the worst, mass-produced tomatoes history has ever produced. For these people I’ll usually go out and buy a decent tomato (ie an in-season San marzano), sprinkle with salt and let them taste both salted and unsalted. 100% of people have been converted.

    By the way, expensive heirloom tomato does not necessarily mean delicious tomato.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on What's your unpopular food opinion or idiosyncrasy? in ~food

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    I do pineapple, ground beef, and banana peppers. Whenever I order in a resto, I get strange looks, but my wife tried it when we first started dating and is my biggest supporter on this combo

    I do pineapple, ground beef, and banana peppers. Whenever I order in a resto, I get strange looks, but my wife tried it when we first started dating and is my biggest supporter on this combo

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Absurd Trolley Problems in ~humanities

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    The mathematical expected value is the same for both, but i chose 10% because the absolute chance of no deaths all

    The mathematical expected value is the same for both, but i chose 10% because the absolute chance of no deaths all

    5 votes
  6. Comment on NFT Bored Ape marketplace gets hacked, people lose 'millions' in ape pictures in ~finance

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    Yeah I stay away from speculative investments. Utility is so much more interesting

    Yeah I stay away from speculative investments. Utility is so much more interesting

    1 vote
  7. Comment on NFT Bored Ape marketplace gets hacked, people lose 'millions' in ape pictures in ~finance

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    And blockchain was invented to solve the specific problem of government control of currency. Usage of the internet was originally isolated to document-passers and tech enthusiasts, and usage of...

    And blockchain was invented to solve the specific problem of government control of currency.

    Usage of the internet was originally isolated to document-passers and tech enthusiasts, and usage of the blockchain is limited to people who use unregulated currency and tech enthusiasts. That’s the “solution looking for a problem” phase.

    The internet increased adoption through tools like web browsers and consumer cryptography. Every addition increased the number of people who found the internet useful, until we reach a point where it’s harder to imagine the world without internet than with.

    Those tools are what are being built in the web3 space now. So yes, a lot of it is scammy and probably 99% won’t survive 10 years, but the people in the space see a future in this technology.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on NFT Bored Ape marketplace gets hacked, people lose 'millions' in ape pictures in ~finance

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    I don’t know what “pro-NFT” means but i am intrigued by the technology of ERC721 and ERC1155 tokens. I’m anti-bored apes, and haven’t bought any jpegs, but I have bought two NFTs which gave me...

    I don’t know what “pro-NFT” means but i am intrigued by the technology of ERC721 and ERC1155 tokens.

    I’m anti-bored apes, and haven’t bought any jpegs, but I have bought two NFTs which gave me access to their communities and associated treasuries.

    In general I feel 90% of NFT sales are based on speculation, but there ARE people using them in interesting ways.

    Check out NounsDAO, which is using NFT sales to fund projects their members are interested in. Buy the NFT and you get to submit project proposals.

    On mirror.xyz, an author is using NFTs to get people to pay for his book, chapter by chapter. Good Morning News is experimenting with creating engaging, uncensorable news.

    People say it’s a solution searching for a problem, and that’s true, but the internet was once the same.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on NFT Bored Ape marketplace gets hacked, people lose 'millions' in ape pictures in ~finance

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    Depends what exactly you’re looking for, but mirror.xyz does that-ish for free

    Depends what exactly you’re looking for, but mirror.xyz does that-ish for free

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What's one weird thing about yourself? in ~talk

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    I’ll share one that I seemed to have grown out of. I’m in a bed at my cousins’ house, sleeping between two of my cousins (as we did when I was younger). I feel something looking at me, so I open...

    I’ll share one that I seemed to have grown out of.

    I’m in a bed at my cousins’ house, sleeping between two of my cousins (as we did when I was younger). I feel something looking at me, so I open the drapes of the window at the head of a bed. There is a king-king-like ape outside, it’s head covers the entire window (it was a big window). It points at itself and then at me, repeating, “you, me, you, me, you, me…”

    That’s when I wake up, usually in a cold sweat. The ape isn’t malicious, the scene itself is a place I was familiar and comfortable with as a kid. But I am terrified for some reason. I stopped having the dreams some time in university.

    I believe it was related to some sort of live-action King Kong coming out + some unresolved issues I had as a kid. Unsure what.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Why I think "Sponsor Only" repositories introduced by Github is a terrible idea in ~comp

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    I think the author of this article doesn’t understand the feature GitHub is releasing. The article reads like they think only ONE sponsor is possible, OR that sponsorship prices will be too high...

    I think the author of this article doesn’t understand the feature GitHub is releasing. The article reads like they think only ONE sponsor is possible, OR that sponsorship prices will be too high for individuals to afford.

    Projects can have multiple sponsors and often sponsorship is ANY amount. Effectively this turn into “pay what you think it’s worth”, which is a bet positive IMO

    6 votes
  12. Comment on What small purchase has vastly improved your life? in ~life

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    I am a user of BetterSnapTool, which I bought for like $12 and is the precursor to this. I think I may upgrade

    I am a user of BetterSnapTool, which I bought for like $12 and is the precursor to this. I think I may upgrade

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Is it a must-read series? Have heard good things but haven’t picked it up yet

    Is it a must-read series? Have heard good things but haven’t picked it up yet

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    If you like it, would you be interested in doing an impromptu book club for the following books in the series?

    If you like it, would you be interested in doing an impromptu book club for the following books in the series?

    4 votes
  15. Comment on New MacBook Pros in ~tech

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    MagSafe is back, along with dongle-less HDMI. These small touches make all the difference to me.

    MagSafe is back, along with dongle-less HDMI. These small touches make all the difference to me.

    12 votes
  16. Comment on What's something about yourself that you had to face? in ~talk

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    From my sample size of 1 (myself) I can confirm that I definitely became attracted to women who I initially didn’t notice after I got to know them. Believe!

    From my sample size of 1 (myself) I can confirm that I definitely became attracted to women who I initially didn’t notice after I got to know them.

    Believe!

    3 votes
  17. Comment on What's something about yourself that you had to face? in ~talk

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    I felt the same way you do for over half my life. I was objectively worse-looking than my friends, and I saw it manifest in the way people treated me. It really bugged me, but I couldn’t do...

    I felt the same way you do for over half my life. I was objectively worse-looking than my friends, and I saw it manifest in the way people treated me. It really bugged me, but I couldn’t do anything about it. I just accepted it and grew a bit…callous? When dating.

    I gave up on dating for a year to work on myself, and that was when I met my now-wife. She started our relationship by telling me about how she admired my personality. Ultimately it was my personality which brought us together, and it was my personality which, to her, made me hot.

    Since then, I’ve run into multiple people who knew me during the time I thought myself unattractive who had crushes on me. I’m nothing to look at, but that’s not the only aspect of attraction. Strangers would treat my friends better, but those who knew me valued me for reasons beyond looks.

    All I’m saying is: you’re probably more attractive than you think, and you might even have an admirer or two who value you for something more than your face.

    10 votes
  18. Comment on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp are all down in ~tech

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    I ripped off the bandaid and deleted Whatsapp, leaving anyone who I don’t have on Signal or SMS behind. A few have told me I didn’t answer them on WhatsApp but it’s been relatively painless.

    I ripped off the bandaid and deleted Whatsapp, leaving anyone who I don’t have on Signal or SMS behind.

    A few have told me I didn’t answer them on WhatsApp but it’s been relatively painless.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Bangle.js 2 is a hackable, open source smartwatch that runs JavaScript in ~tech

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    It’s doable with the Nordic SoC, the main battery draw is the display and you can certainly optimize for low power. 4 weeks is a lot tho, that’s likely a theoretical maximum

    It’s doable with the Nordic SoC, the main battery draw is the display and you can certainly optimize for low power. 4 weeks is a lot tho, that’s likely a theoretical maximum

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Apple / iOS rant in ~tech

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    Is there a ban on iOS browsers? I live in Canada and have DuckDuckGo and chrome on my iOS device and used to run Brave mobile on here too.

    That being said, the ban on other browsers is complete and utter crap. It's so bad that I feel the US government really needs to step in and fix this. Why is it a monopoly issue to have one browser on Windows but not on the single most popular cell phone on the planet?

    Is there a ban on iOS browsers? I live in Canada and have DuckDuckGo and chrome on my iOS device and used to run Brave mobile on here too.

    1 vote