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  1. Comment on Your favorite deeply unpopular music in ~music

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    Okay, how obscure/unpopular any of these are is up for debate. Old, and B/C tier “deep cuts” might be a better descriptor… but I still put on Bohren and der Club of Gore sometimes. My old record...

    Okay, how obscure/unpopular any of these are is up for debate. Old, and B/C tier “deep cuts” might be a better descriptor… but I still put on Bohren and der Club of Gore sometimes. My old record store guy described it as “3am smoking music”. It’s the slowest, most aimless sax, bass, and drum trio imaginable. It’s pure mood.

    The other most common old deep cut album I return to is Chavez’s Ride the Fader. An insanely talented band that never broke wide. It’s kinda Shoegaze-adjacent.

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  2. Comment on Why didn't Chris and Dan get into Berghain? - Search Engine with PJ Vogt in ~music

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    This is one of them. The other one (Alex Goldmund) is doing a podcast called Western Kabuki with two other people I don’t know. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/western-kabuki/id1647062210...

    This is one of them. The other one (Alex Goldmund) is doing a podcast called Western Kabuki with two other people I don’t know.

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/western-kabuki/id1647062210

    Someday maybe I’ll come to understand whether that Reply-All implosion was actually warranted or not. At the time I listened to and read every bit of exposition and explanation and apology I came across and just gave up a little confused and bummed out.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Luke Gromen: Why you should prepare for a massive economic shift in ~finance

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    Well, that’s one forecast I suppose. I absolutely do not have any qualifications to speak on this. That said, I wouldn’t underestimate the wealthy’s ability and willingness to change the rules to...

    Well, that’s one forecast I suppose.

    I absolutely do not have any qualifications to speak on this. That said, I wouldn’t underestimate the wealthy’s ability and willingness to change the rules to keep as many wheels on the bus as possible.

    I know we’re pretty well set up for another 2008 housing crisis repeat performance, but I remember people talking about the collapse of the US economy because of it back then. Then the government bailed the banks out and in many ways what occurred in comparison was a blip and the can was kicked down the road.

    It seems plausible that there are unknown tools that might mitigate drastic upheaval? I hope.

  4. Comment on Luke Gromen: Why you should prepare for a massive economic shift in ~finance

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    I’ll watch this later today, but I’ve never heard of this guy before. He doesn’t have a Wikipedia entry. I’ve wondered how much credence to give the Bankless podcast since a fairly anti-blockchain...

    I’ll watch this later today, but I’ve never heard of this guy before. He doesn’t have a Wikipedia entry.

    I’ve wondered how much credence to give the Bankless podcast since a fairly anti-blockchain discussion a few months back. A quick look at Google and his site- he’s a former Wallstreet guy turned analyst. The media linked on his site seems like it might be a bit clickbait-y, though that might be just a matter of my taste vs what a media person thinks is needed to garner views.

    TLDR - possible investment shock jock, going in skeptically. More later.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on How late is too late for a house party? in ~talk

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    Yep. Came for this. Depends on if it’s a good neighbor or a bad one or an unknown one. And if I like the music. And if there are kids. I had an upstairs neighbor that had a rager every Christmas....

    Yep. Came for this. Depends on if it’s a good neighbor or a bad one or an unknown one. And if I like the music. And if there are kids. I had an upstairs neighbor that had a rager every Christmas. Sometimes it went past midnight. Sometimes we did coat-check at the shared front door for it. Sometimes I was the chef.

    In another flat a few years prior, we called the cops at anything we could because the sounds were plausibly domestic violence.

    If it’s a kegger in a college town this would vary (for me) at the time of year. The beginning and end of the school years and semesters I’d be tolerant. If it was four nights a week from a frat of degenerates, that’s a different story.

    Sounds like you’re a fair person and good neighbor, and the fact that you came here and even asked speaks well of your character, IMO.

    8 votes
  6. Comment on How late is too late for a house party? in ~talk

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    I’m still scarred by hearing Pearl Jam then finding out it was coming from a “Classic Rock” radio station. F… that station. ELO and Led Zep are classic rock. (And I love all of it)

    I’m still scarred by hearing Pearl Jam then finding out it was coming from a “Classic Rock” radio station. F… that station. ELO and Led Zep are classic rock. (And I love all of it)

    1 vote
  7. Comment on UI/UX Design for web dev in ~comp

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    I think Tailwind is the new framework of choice. Way back when, Twitter made a standardized CSS scaffolding called Bootstrap, and there were several others that were layered onto like React and...

    I think Tailwind is the new framework of choice. Way back when, Twitter made a standardized CSS scaffolding called Bootstrap, and there were several others that were layered onto like React and other “frameworks”.

    On occasion I’ll dig into the most popular/latest WordPress themes to discover other CSS templates and frameworks- there used to be a lot of different shoulders to stand on with CSS - especially to make things responsive / mobile friendly, but “swiping” from themes is a great way to figure out font pairings, kerning, padding, etc.

    I also like looking at CSS Tricks for fancy tricks and tips.

    There’s a design newsletter I get as well, but email’s not currently loading, so I’ll add that in a bit.

    CoDrops is the newsletter- here’s a link to the latest issue.

  8. Comment on Size matters? "Size" dissatisfaction and gun ownership in America. in ~science

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    So you can’t insult without being bigoted? You lack creativity, my evergreen seedling.

    So you can’t insult without being bigoted? You lack creativity, my evergreen seedling.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on Holotypic Occlupanid Research Group in ~misc

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    I encountered a previous iteration of this site/group(?) nearly 20 years ago, but I’m pretty sure I deliberately blocked it from my consciousness. You see, at the time I was acquiring massive debt...

    I encountered a previous iteration of this site/group(?) nearly 20 years ago, but I’m pretty sure I deliberately blocked it from my consciousness.

    You see, at the time I was acquiring massive debt while mostly being a stay at home father with an infant while my partner was working on getting a PhD in information science. The dissertation was about language usage in various settings within the one particular profession about one particular data subset of said profession and comparing it to vested groups of nonprofessional discussions about said data. Sorry to be so abstract about it, but this is about a former partner with a large network of information scientists and professionals - pretty much all of whom are super invested in online information, discussion, communities, etc, and I still have to deal with this person.

    All that’s to say, TOO REAL. Don’t like it.

    I kid. All that’s to say this is heavily existential humor aimed rightly at academics and their confused partners.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Controversial Donald Trump movie ‘The Apprentice’ made a splash in Cannes. Is Hollywood too scared to release it? in ~movies

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    Super skeptical this is doing anything to move any needle anywhere. This story or the movie itself. IMO at this point the only win is not saying his name anymore at all.

    Super skeptical this is doing anything to move any needle anywhere. This story or the movie itself. IMO at this point the only win is not saying his name anymore at all.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on ICQ is shutting down after almost 28 years in ~tech

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    Whoa. That was a blast from the past. I’ve not thought about ICQ in many years. At one point I was inordinately proud to have AIM MSN and ICQ handles in my email sig. Now I’m wondering if that was...

    Whoa. That was a blast from the past. I’ve not thought about ICQ in many years. At one point I was inordinately proud to have AIM MSN and ICQ handles in my email sig.

    Now I’m wondering if that was in my hotmail email address.

    This is a confusing feeling of “god I’m old” and “whoa I’m in the right community with all these old heads”.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery | Title announcement in ~movies

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    Knives Out made me laugh so hard and so many times it hurt, and I had to pause it repeatedly to not miss the next lines. That movie is frigging magic, and it’s where I fell for Ana De Armas just a...

    Knives Out made me laugh so hard and so many times it hurt, and I had to pause it repeatedly to not miss the next lines. That movie is frigging magic, and it’s where I fell for Ana De Armas just a bit.

    They’ll have to do worse than Glass Onion repeatedly before I’ll stop chasing this franchise.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on A word about RMS, GPL and the free software movement in ~tech

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    Does this happen? I’ve never done dev work in a corporate environment. If so, that’s not so great. I mean I know there’s always the pressure to keep code proprietary, but does the GPL steer...

    Does this happen? I’ve never done dev work in a corporate environment. If so, that’s not so great. I mean I know there’s always the pressure to keep code proprietary, but does the GPL steer companies toward developing those BSD/MIT projects more?

  14. Comment on How to deal with (apparent) loss of love? in ~life.men

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    Here’s an idea to just maybe try on… I know that there have been times when I’m (straight male) struggling with something that I don’t want to or can’t deal with… and someone I love knows about...

    Here’s an idea to just maybe try on… I know that there have been times when I’m (straight male) struggling with something that I don’t want to or can’t deal with… and someone I love knows about this struggle… I’ll pull away from that person out of a fear of letting them down or being made to face or talk about a thing I just don’t want to.

    Aka - maybe it’s more about her than you? Did this visit feel like she was what I call “armored up”? Steering you away from those deeper connections? Maybe she felt like it was all she could handle this time (face-to-face anyway).

    Maybe try keeping the more intimate and harder stuff just online?

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Google just updated its algorithm. The Internet will never be the same. in ~tech

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    This sure looks like an opportunity for some enterprising entity to just shockingly eat Google’s lunch when it comes to the search business. Honestly, making an algorithm that uses a better...

    This sure looks like an opportunity for some enterprising entity to just shockingly eat Google’s lunch when it comes to the search business.

    Honestly, making an algorithm that uses a better weighting of “indie” URLs, some qualitative language assessment, maybe linking from reputation-based discussions (a la stack exchange/Reddit-like sites) isn’t impossible to make.

    Basically an algo that incorporates already existing human-created recommendation systems instead of pitting ads against them.

    The quality content IS out there, and I still maintain that’s what’s gonna win out in the end… there just needs a slightly less greedy tool going mainstream to reinvigorate it.

    25 votes
  16. Comment on I ate the Subway Footlong Cookie so you don’t have to in ~food

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    Oh man. I clicked because of how bad my Subway churro experience was a month or so back. It’s been a while since I’ve had a cookie from them, but the chemical-y aftertaste of that churro was so...

    Oh man. I clicked because of how bad my Subway churro experience was a month or so back. It’s been a while since I’ve had a cookie from them, but the chemical-y aftertaste of that churro was so bad I couldn’t finish it- and I’m no trash-food snob by any stretch. Former Coke Zero-drinking, all-pizzas-are good believing, Taco Bell eating, pop tart fan and general sugar slut that I am… this mighta been the first time I fully noped out on a fast food sweet. What I’m saying is it was bad. Maybe I just had a bum one, but never again.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Fifth American tourist arrested at Turks and Caicos airport after ammo allegedly found in luggage in ~travel

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    Clearly, the government of Turks and Caicos disagrees with you… as do I. Be well.

    Clearly, the government of Turks and Caicos disagrees with you… as do I.

    Be well.

    7 votes
  18. Comment on How do you organize your Linux packages? in ~comp

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    My bad. I assumed you were unfamiliar with containers… and I have dependency hell PTSD. You clearly know what you’re doing more than I do.

    My bad. I assumed you were unfamiliar with containers… and I have dependency hell PTSD. You clearly know what you’re doing more than I do.

  19. Comment on ‘Furiosa’ fires up Cannes with six-minute standing ovation for Anya Taylor-Joy and teary Chris Hemsworth in ~movies

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    Hot Damn. I was super skeptical about this movie. Following up a masterpiece like FR is so often disappointing, and for whatever reason the trailer didn’t do it for me. Hope it’s great.

    Hot Damn. I was super skeptical about this movie. Following up a masterpiece like FR is so often disappointing, and for whatever reason the trailer didn’t do it for me.

    Hope it’s great.

  20. Comment on ‘Furiosa’ fires up Cannes with six-minute standing ovation for Anya Taylor-Joy and teary Chris Hemsworth in ~movies

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    Agree to disagree. I’ve been actually afraid to go back and rewatch 1-3 because FR was a frigging masterpiece IMO. I’m sure they probably don’t hold up as well as my teen-self remembers.

    Agree to disagree. I’ve been actually afraid to go back and rewatch 1-3 because FR was a frigging masterpiece IMO. I’m sure they probably don’t hold up as well as my teen-self remembers.

    5 votes