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  1. Comment on Somerset cattle grid mistaken for wall by car sensors in ~tech

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    That makes sense, I'm from the Midwest US where we don't have open moorlands. Around here everything is private property and is fenced along the road.

    That makes sense, I'm from the Midwest US where we don't have open moorlands. Around here everything is private property and is fenced along the road.

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  2. Comment on Somerset cattle grid mistaken for wall by car sensors in ~tech

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    Where I'm from cattle grids are always in driveways, not on the roads themselves. Can anyone shed light on why in the world you'd put one on the road proper?

    Where I'm from cattle grids are always in driveways, not on the roads themselves. Can anyone shed light on why in the world you'd put one on the road proper?

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  3. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of January 4 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I tested positive for covid this week. My only symptoms at first were fatigue, headache, and runny nose. Later though I lost my sense of smell and it still hasn't come back yet :(

    I tested positive for covid this week. My only symptoms at first were fatigue, headache, and runny nose. Later though I lost my sense of smell and it still hasn't come back yet :(

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

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    Definitely photography is my strongest hobby. I've only had the 3D printer for a couple of months now, but I'm really enjoying it. Honestly the printer has been worth it for this camera alone. The...

    Definitely photography is my strongest hobby. I've only had the 3D printer for a couple of months now, but I'm really enjoying it.

    Honestly the printer has been worth it for this camera alone. The printer was cheaper than buying the camera would have been (got it on sale for $130).

    As far as building things my only experience is disassembling and reassembling laptops and phones from my days as a bench tech.

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

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    I'm currently working on building a 3D printed camera. It will be a 4x5 camera that will be able to shoot both film and plates. You can see what it looks like here https://www.standardcameras.com/

    I'm currently working on building a 3D printed camera. It will be a 4x5 camera that will be able to shoot both film and plates. You can see what it looks like here

    https://www.standardcameras.com/

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (January 2021) in ~talk

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    I lost 3 family members this year. Between my two sons they had 4 psychiatric hospitalizations. I was also diagnosed with Bipolar 2. This has been one of the hardest years of my life. But there is...

    I lost 3 family members this year. Between my two sons they had 4 psychiatric hospitalizations. I was also diagnosed with Bipolar 2. This has been one of the hardest years of my life.

    But there is good too. We got to finalize our adoption of our two boys, which is amazing. I still have a good job, my wife was able to quit her job to spend more time the kids.

    I'm really counting on 2021 being a better year because even with the good I'm not sure I can handle another year like 2020.

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  7. Comment on Do you carry a knife with with you? If so, what type/company? in ~hobbies

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    I have carried a pocket knife almost every day since I was about 12. Leaving the house without a knife feels like not having my wallet. I had a Crkt for a while that I liked but the last several...

    I have carried a pocket knife almost every day since I was about 12. Leaving the house without a knife feels like not having my wallet.

    I had a Crkt for a while that I liked but the last several years I've been carrying a spring assisted Kershaw.

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  8. Comment on Self Portrait in ~creative

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    Oh your fine, I totally get the confusion :)

    Oh your fine, I totally get the confusion :)

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  9. Comment on Self Portrait in ~creative

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    I took a picture of the 8x10 print using my phone

    I took a picture of the 8x10 print using my phone

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  10. Comment on Self Portrait in ~creative

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    It is actually, taken on 120 film and printed on 8x10 paper in my darkroom :)

    It is actually, taken on 120 film and printed on 8x10 paper in my darkroom :)

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  11. Comment on Self Portrait in ~creative

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    I was going for a gritty look with this image. The flash ended up only illuminating half of my face but I actually like the effect (yay for happy accidents!).

    I was going for a gritty look with this image. The flash ended up only illuminating half of my face but I actually like the effect (yay for happy accidents!).

    4 votes
  12. Comment on "If it hadn't been for the prompt work of the medics": FSB officer inadvertently confesses murder plot to Navalny in ~news

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    It's crazy enough that they tricked him into confessing but the fact that he confessed to his attempted victim makes this story insane.

    It's crazy enough that they tricked him into confessing but the fact that he confessed to his attempted victim makes this story insane.

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  13. Comment on Am I disabled? in ~life

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    I was diagnosed with Bipolar II this year, which I learned qualifies as a disibility here in the US. When applying for jobs I also struggle with how to answer that question. While it can...

    I was diagnosed with Bipolar II this year, which I learned qualifies as a disibility here in the US. When applying for jobs I also struggle with how to answer that question. While it can definitely effect my work, I'm not sure there's really any accommodatios that would help.

    Also, people can be pretty judgemental about bipolar. They assume you are crazy and unstable. So yeah I get what the author is saying about this

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  14. Comment on The Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) 2020 Showcase Thread in ~talk

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    Thanks so much for your kind words. I appreciate the hard work you have put into running Timasomo. I had a ton of fun with it and look forward to it next year!

    Thanks so much for your kind words. I appreciate the hard work you have put into running Timasomo. I had a ton of fun with it and look forward to it next year!

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  15. Comment on Smash Bros, Splatoon and other fan communities clash with Nintendo in ~games

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    I wonder if it's a cultural thing. I once did some video editing work with an American marketing firm that was marketing for a product from a Japanese company (the marketers were employed by a...

    I wonder if it's a cultural thing.

    I once did some video editing work with an American marketing firm that was marketing for a product from a Japanese company (the marketers were employed by a retailer that sold that product, not the Japanese company). The Japanese company refused to give them access to logos, videos, or any other content related to their product even though it was free marketing for them. The guy I was working with said this company had always been super protective of it's trademarks and such.

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  16. Comment on The Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) 2020 Showcase Thread in ~talk

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    Thanks! I didn't hit my goal of ten images, but I'm pretty happy with what I did manage to create

    Thanks! I didn't hit my goal of ten images, but I'm pretty happy with what I did manage to create

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  17. Comment on The Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) 2020 Showcase Thread in ~talk