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  1. I know it's big in North America and Europe, but it recently came to my knowledge that there's big communities in my country as well, though they aren't as vocal. If you're someone who's a member...

    I know it's big in North America and Europe, but it recently came to my knowledge that there's big communities in my country as well, though they aren't as vocal. If you're someone who's a member of that community or knows one, please let me know.

    It's mostly for general knowledge than anything. I don't really care what a person calls themselves, I only care whether they're a person I want to talk to. If you're attracted to the same gender or don't feel your biological gender is right for you, and showing it genuinely makes you happy, then go for it. There's enough conflict over what god you're worshiping, no need to add identities to the pile.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on In the future, will we have the ability to mute and/or block users? in ~tildes

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    Sorry if there's any misspellings: the keyboard I'm writing on is malfunctioning. Whatever it will end up being, I hope it will include options. So the default behavior would be 'don't show...

    Sorry if there's any misspellings: the keyboard I'm writing on is malfunctioning.

    Whatever it will end up being, I hope it will include options. So the default behavior would be 'don't show anything from this user', but you could say 'I want to see this guy's comments but not his PMs' and 'Just minimize this guy's comments (still show me his PMs), since he's just boring, but THAT guy, he's a douchebag, so hide his PMs and don't even give me the option to see his comments'. In general I think, the more options, the merrier. Of course, there should be some default modes for those who won't bother, but I certainly would.

    As for how to show blocked comments, I think it could look just like a regular comment, but by @blocked_user and it would show "You blocked comments from this user". If you want to include the "Show comment" button, it would be there instead of the Vote Label Bookmark Reply buttons. It's not eye-catching, but you wouldn't mistake it for anything else.

    2 votes
  3. In Russia, he's called Ded Moroz. Unlike Santa, he wears blue, doesn't ride a sleigh, nor does he abuse his workers, but uses magic to deliver the presents instead. He has a granddaughter named...

    In Russia, he's called Ded Moroz. Unlike Santa, he wears blue, doesn't ride a sleigh, nor does he abuse his workers, but uses magic to deliver the presents instead. He has a granddaughter named Snegurochka, who always comes with him to kids' celebrations. Just as the new year starts, he's ready to put the presents under the fur tree.

    9 votes
  4. Comment on Let the Fountain Pens Flow - In this coldly pixelated age, old-fashioned writing implements make a small but meaningful comeback in ~hobbies

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    Wow, I'm glad fountain pens get a spotlight in the mainstream! Although I'm not a collector, I just love writing with fountain pens. I have two, and I don't remember when I last used a regular...

    Wow, I'm glad fountain pens get a spotlight in the mainstream! Although I'm not a collector, I just love writing with fountain pens. I have two, and I don't remember when I last used a regular pen. I just hope I will make my handwriting good enough to deserve them...

    2 votes
  5. For me, it has to be getting up the moment I wake up. No matter if I wake up before the alarm, I still get up. That helps a lot with fighting oversleeping. Not only am I late, but I also feel bad...

    For me, it has to be getting up the moment I wake up. No matter if I wake up before the alarm, I still get up. That helps a lot with fighting oversleeping. Not only am I late, but I also feel bad after spending a lot of time in bed, my head often hurts. So I only figured I better spend less time sleeping than more. And it works, too!

    20 votes
  6. Comment on What are some of the best recipes you've recently discovered? in ~hobbies

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    Huh, I guess I do live in a colder climate where spices are harder to cone by. I'm sorry I went on a bit of a rabt there. I misunderstood the point of the dish. I still stand behind what I said...

    Huh, I guess I do live in a colder climate where spices are harder to cone by. I'm sorry I went on a bit of a rabt there. I misunderstood the point of the dish. I still stand behind what I said about specific spices: there is no way a Thai curry calls for just this arrangement, I still want recipes to have (optional) in them.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What are some of the best recipes you've recently discovered? in ~hobbies

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    I think I should try frying noodles myself, that sounds intresting. That will also help with noodles sticking to each other after some time, since they'd be covered in oil/butter. Not sure whether...

    I think I should try frying noodles myself, that sounds intresting. That will also help with noodles sticking to each other after some time, since they'd be covered in oil/butter. Not sure whether adding said oil/butter to the meal would be good or bad, but it's worth a try.

    About the link you provided, you should definetely change the site you get recipes from. On mobile, I had to scroll two thirds of the way to find the recipe, going through a barrage of ads and two pop-ups. Not good.

    Anyway, does anybody actually care about the copious amounts of spices these recipes always seem to ask for? For me, that seems excessive and a little ridiculous. As if without them the dish is incomplete or lacking. I always add spices to compliment the taste of the main ingridient. A spice dominating the taste is seen by me as more an attemt to hide one's lackluster cooking than anything else.

    Even if the recipe understands that, it's always this oddly specific combination of spices with no variation accounted for. Why? There are countless ways to improve the taste, and you showing just one only serves to confuse those who don't understand this concept. The variation you can achieve with a simple dish and a small arrangement of tools is what makes cooking exiting for me. If you can, then you should. Because discovering the best arrangement of ingridients is what lead my skill to improve, not only through better understanding of ingridient's place and impact, but through practice as well.

    Now, this looks like an essay, plus on a topic miles away from what we started with. Anyway, never eaten a curry, would like to try it, but I'll probably find a better recipe first.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What are some of the best recipes you've recently discovered? in ~hobbies

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    Speaking as someone who never liked american-style foods and dislikes excessive amounts of oils and grease coupled with hate for moist bread... That sounds awful.

    Speaking as someone who never liked american-style foods and dislikes excessive amounts of oils and grease coupled with hate for moist bread...

    That sounds awful.

    4 votes
  9. For me, it has to be ramen. It's so easy, yet so filling, and so tasty, and has practically infinite variations, so it can hardly get old! It can be done for one or more persons, and it replaces...

    For me, it has to be ramen. It's so easy, yet so filling, and so tasty, and has practically infinite variations, so it can hardly get old! It can be done for one or more persons, and it replaces an entire meal: having noodles as replacement for bread, meat, vegetables, and broth to drink afterwards. Just an all-around great thing. My family certainly loved it.

    15 votes
  10. Comment on What is your plan for self-growth in the new year? in ~life

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    Well, no matter how good the content is, it's still wasting time in the short term. It's not what's needed for the exam, so in effect, it's the same as watching some asshole vlog. Furthermore, I...

    Well, no matter how good the content is, it's still wasting time in the short term. It's not what's needed for the exam, so in effect, it's the same as watching some asshole vlog. Furthermore, I think I've already watched it all: the Numberphile videos, the three VSauces and klicksphilips, Veratasium, and all the others. It just seems that I'm rewatching the same thing for the hundredth time. Lately, I've been watching Pewdiepie more than any of those channels,

    3 votes
  11. Whether you will start it on January 1st or already doing it, what is it that is going to make you a better person? For me, I decided to limit my two biggest timesinks, namely, Youtube and Reddit....

    Whether you will start it on January 1st or already doing it, what is it that is going to make you a better person?

    For me, I decided to limit my two biggest timesinks, namely, Youtube and Reddit. I started several days ago and won't wisit them at all before I pass all the exams. Before, they were often an excuse for me to spend time basically doing nothing. Time to change that. (And yet, I'm doing the dame thing right now with ~, but oh well, it doesn't have content anyway)

    29 votes
  12. Comment on Let's talk browsers in ~comp

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    I've tried the Firefox extentions, and I don't like them nearly as much as Qutebrowser's hint system. Plus, they don't give me control over the whole browser. I can't open bookmarks using my...

    I've tried the Firefox extentions, and I don't like them nearly as much as Qutebrowser's hint system. Plus, they don't give me control over the whole browser. I can't open bookmarks using my keyboard, for instance, nor can I access the settings or type in a url. It's just not the same.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Let's talk browsers in ~comp

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    I also have different browsers installed to help where Qutebrowser fails. Namely, Firefox to use sites that don't work there, Tor browser for bypassing censorshop, and w3m for when I actually...

    I also have different browsers installed to help where Qutebrowser fails. Namely, Firefox to use sites that don't work there, Tor browser for bypassing censorshop, and w3m for when I actually start learning how to use it.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Let's talk browsers in ~comp

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    For Firefox, I've read a lot of conflicting answers whether it's heavier or not, some saying it has better performance and takes less RAM, and some arguing the opposite. I'm not the most 'tech'...

    For Firefox, I've read a lot of conflicting answers whether it's heavier or not, some saying it has better performance and takes less RAM, and some arguing the opposite. I'm not the most 'tech' person out there, especially compared to a lot of people on this site, so I mostly judge that by feel instead of hard numbers. Qutebrowser definetely 'feels' faster for me, and I haven't had more than 7 tabs open at a time. I admit I've probably overshot with that number, I should probably change it.

    Also, since, as you said, the WebKit is the heavy part, the front-end matters, as it is going to determine which of the two browsers running the same engine is going to be faster and/or lighter (unless I'm missing something).

    (I'm not sure if this actually matters, but I found that the package itself without any dependinces weighs 20 times less than Firefox.)

    I definetely can't say Qutebrowser is perfect, but I care a lot about the keyboard-accessibily and simpisity of the software I use. I choose ranger not because I want to show off, but because it's simple, minimalistic, and I can understand how it works and customise it to my liking. I use the same Ratpoison for the same reason. I don't care about how my icons look, and I don't want to see my system information all the time, I want what's important to be on the screen. That's another reason I use Qutebrowser, it doesn't have that annoying part at the top as most other browsers do.

    I'll also keep my eyes on Next from now on, it looks interesting.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Let's talk browsers in ~comp

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    I've never used new Reddit, though. The old.reddit is better, of course, but it's still a mediocre design.

    I've never used new Reddit, though. The old.reddit is better, of course, but it's still a mediocre design.

    5 votes
  16. Let's talk browsers

    I've tried a lot of browsers. Starting from Chrome, to Chromium, to Firefox, to Links, to w3m, to, eventually, Qutebrowser, which I use for most of my browsing now. At least for me, I had four...

    I've tried a lot of browsers. Starting from Chrome, to Chromium, to Firefox, to Links, to w3m, to, eventually, Qutebrowser, which I use for most of my browsing now.

    At least for me, I had four things in mind while choosing a browser:

    • I want it to be light
    • I want it to be minimal
    • I want it to be keyboard-oriented
    • I want it to be able to use modern websites

    I won't be going through all the browsers I've tried, but those I mentioned are the big ones, so I'll just do a quick check-list of these things.

    Chrome/Chromium:

    • Weighs like a sumo wrestler 1/5
    • Cluttered 1/5
    • Just some shortcuts and extentions 3/5
    • The model, the idol to strife for 5/5

    Firefox:

    • Apparently lighter than Chromium, though not by much 1/5
    • Cluttered 1/5
    • Some shortcuts, famous extensions 3/5
    • On point 5/5

    Links:

    • Very light and fast 5/5
    • Minimal, though can go smaller 4/5
    • Yes 5/5
    • Doesn't support javascript 1/5

    w3m:

    • As light as it gets 6/5
    • Pretty damn minimal 5/5
    • Even works for blind 5/5
    • Does javascript, but hard to use with cluttered wesites like Reddit or any news site 3/5

    Qutebrowser:

    • It is quite small and feels fast 4/5
    • Can be easily modified to not have anything on screen, and command line-like controls 5/5
    • Great, but hint system fails with javascript 4/5
    • Doesn't work with Reddit, for some reason 4/5

    With the things that I look for, Qutebrowser is the answer, with w3m being the close second. Of course, there are different things to look for in a piece of software, and you may want the extra stability and extensions Firefox provides, or privacy of Tor browser, or the suckless nature of surf, so I'd like to hear what is your browser of choice!

    18 votes
  17. For the uninitiated, you can visit puppylinux.org to get to know more about it. My first experience with Puppy wasn't good, since, for the life of me, I couldn't get the saves working. I still...

    For the uninitiated, you can visit puppylinux.org to get to know more about it.

    My first experience with Puppy wasn't good, since, for the life of me, I couldn't get the saves working. I still didn't, but I found that xenialpup does work for some reason, so I stuck with it.

    After that, it's been great, and although I don't like the UI and some of the default apps, it worked on every computer I've tried it on, and it's light enough to run well on ancient computers.

    As far as the tools go, it has everything I need to do my work, even if I'd prefer different tools (like vim and ranger).

    That is, of course, only a problem with the default configuration, and Puppy has a very convenient tool to remaster itself, which I'll be using these holidays. It's great to be able to build a more welcoming version for yourself without needing any knowledge or spending a lot of time.

    So, I just wanted to see what was your experience with Puppy, or, if you haven't tried it, what you think about it.

    10 votes
  18. Comment on What are some common skills that will become extinct in the next couple of decades? in ~talk

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    Old thread, but I think it's important to mention. Being versitile. Now, more abd more people give up learning about stuff they don't specialize in. As a university student, I see that a lot of my...

    Old thread, but I think it's important to mention.

    Being versitile.

    Now, more abd more people give up learning about stuff they don't specialize in. As a university student, I see that a lot of my peers don't know how to cook, or to clean, or to do tech, or fix things, or manage money, or speak in public, or many other things I can't remember from the top of my head.

    This is mostly to blame the current education system that only cares about moving you through to the higher education instead of teaching you how to live; and the parenting that doesn't teach the children to do things on their own.

    At this point, for many, it is easier to pay for services like cooking, fixing your phone or car, raising your children with the money you make on that one job you know how to do. It seems like we're closing in on the age of specialization.

    I don't know whether it's going to be alright or lead to accidental nuking. There is a case to be made about things like sheep-herding, or bringing your own water, or making your own tools, which I admit, I don't plan on learning. Yet, at some point, these skills have to be too essencial to give up, and there's also these new things called corporations that benefit from us doing so.

    Personally, I think a person should get an all-around educations for themselves. For now, on their own, but hopefully, in school also.

    1 vote
  19. For me, it's definitely the topic particles in Japanese. It just seems like a really interesting thing that is a reason enough to want to learn Japanese, even excluding other great features it...

    For me, it's definitely the topic particles in Japanese. It just seems like a really interesting thing that is a reason enough to want to learn Japanese, even excluding other great features it has. Here some info on them.

    30 votes
  20. Comment on What are some interesting hobbies you can start for free and without leaving your home? in ~hobbies

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    Hey, if you want to make kvass in a jar, here's how I do it. I cut bread into cubes and dry them in the oven until they start to turn black (that gives it a very nice bitter taste). Then you put...

    Hey, if you want to make kvass in a jar, here's how I do it.

    I cut bread into cubes and dry them in the oven until they start to turn black (that gives it a very nice bitter taste). Then you put some in a jar, add a little yeast, a little sugar, fill it with water, put a towel over the opening and place it on a sunny window.

    In a day, it should start to ferment. Let it sit there for a while (like a day or longer), then you can pour it out. Just leave some kvass and bread in the jar, add some more bread and sugar and fill it with water. You don't need to add yeast this time, it will ferment as is.

    It's doesn't have a lot of alcohol in it, but it's a very nice and refreshing drink, it's great cold in the summer.

    1 vote