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  1. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1 discussion in ~tv

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    It must be a time issue. I think there are 540 minutes total in this season, and we're 10% through without shedding any blood. I worry everything will feel rushed just to handle the major...

    Both of these questions could have led to interesting confrontations and/or dialogues that bring you back into the world of GoT. The nitty gritty of the logistics.

    It must be a time issue. I think there are 540 minutes total in this season, and we're 10% through without shedding any blood. I worry everything will feel rushed just to handle the major conflicts, let alone the minor subplots and loose ends. Last season felt rushed too.

  2. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    We had a great time. Pretty even mix of songs from first and second albums. The dinner and convo with my wife may have been just as fun though! We talked about everything under the sun.

    We had a great time. Pretty even mix of songs from first and second albums. The dinner and convo with my wife may have been just as fun though! We talked about everything under the sun.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on The drought is over: Tiger Woods wins 2019 Masters, his first major championship since 2008 in ~sports

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    Teared up watching the finish, not gonna lie.

    Teared up watching the finish, not gonna lie.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Scott Hirsch - No No in ~music

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    I agree. Hiss Golden Messenger never resonated nearly as much as Scott Hirsch's solo albums have. I'm not familiar with Gene Clark but just added two of his albums to my queue. If you like Scott...

    I agree. Hiss Golden Messenger never resonated nearly as much as Scott Hirsch's solo albums have. I'm not familiar with Gene Clark but just added two of his albums to my queue. If you like Scott Hirsch, I would also point you to The Skiffle Players - listen to Michael Weikel from their first album. Circles Around the Sun and the Skiffle Players are both Neal Casal projects.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    It's actually my tradition not to listen to an artist the day of their show, so I'll have to check your link later! This is somehow my first time seeing him just through bad luck and timing - I'm...

    It's actually my tradition not to listen to an artist the day of their show, so I'll have to check your link later!

    This is somehow my first time seeing him just through bad luck and timing - I'm sure it'll be wonderful. Leon is also in my wife's top 3 musicians, and we got a babysitter and are going to dinner at a tapas place that's 21+ after 6 PM (which means we haven't been there in like 3 months).

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Scott Hirsch - No No in ~music

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    Without checking last.fm, I'm pretty certain this is my most listened to song released in 2018. The JJ Cale influences are definitely there. Nothing But Time is a more country-influenced song from...

    Without checking last.fm, I'm pretty certain this is my most listened to song released in 2018. The JJ Cale influences are definitely there. Nothing But Time is a more country-influenced song from the same album. I would say this 2018 album has higher peaks but that his first album is better as an overall body of work.

    Scott Hirsch was previously a member of Hiss Golden Messenger and The Court & Spark.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Seeing Leon Bridges, watching the Masters, and doing some spring cleaning.

    Seeing Leon Bridges, watching the Masters, and doing some spring cleaning.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on What are some of your favorite live performances viewable online? in ~music

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    I listen to this Stuff show once a month probably. JJ Cale and Leon Russell will always be my all-time favorite though.

    I listen to this Stuff show once a month probably. JJ Cale and Leon Russell will always be my all-time favorite though.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1 million on first day, topping Sanders and all other rivals in ~news

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    I enjoyed Buttigieg’s interview on Stay Tuned with Preet two weeks ago and will be keeping a close eye on his candidacy.

    I enjoyed Buttigieg’s interview on Stay Tuned with Preet two weeks ago and will be keeping a close eye on his candidacy.

  10. Comment on YouTube bans comments on videos of children in ~tech

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    My kid is over a year old and has never graced social media (with one exception) to the great dismay of my mother, although I do have a FB primarily for keeping up with friends abroad and my...

    My kid is over a year old and has never graced social media (with one exception) to the great dismay of my mother, although I do have a FB primarily for keeping up with friends abroad and my neighborhood happenings. Otherwise, I post to it maybe once per year. My mother shared a photo of him when he was a few months old after we had repeatedly told her we didn't want that, and we forced her to take it down. Then she made us feel like the bad guys for protecting our child's privacy. The whole situation only reaffirmed my belief that we were doing the right thing.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Testimony of Michael D. Cohen — Committee on Oversight and Reform — U.S. House of Representatives in ~news

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    The new-to-me information from his statement: Trump directed Cohen to threaten his high school and college with lawsuits if they released his grades or SAT scores. Trump challenged Cohen to name a...

    The new-to-me information from his statement:

    • Trump directed Cohen to threaten his high school and college with lawsuits if they released his grades or SAT scores.

    • Trump challenged Cohen to name a country led by a black person that wasn't a shithole.

    • Cohen was with Trump in his office on the day of the Trump Tower meeting when Don Jr. came and told his father, "The meeting is all set." To which Trump replied, "Ok good... let me know."

    • Trump never explicitly told Cohen to lie about Trump Moscow, but according to Cohen, "In his way, he was telling me to lie." Trump's personal lawyers reviewed and edited Cohen's statement to Congress about the timing of the Moscow Tower negotiation.

    • Trump said this about his draft dodging: "You think I'm stupid, I wasn't going to Vietnam."

    Allegedly...

    17 votes
  12. Comment on Chevy Volt discontinued: Chevrolet's last Volt rolls off the assembly line in ~news

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    What did he mean by that exactly?

    What did he mean by that exactly?

  13. Comment on How did you come across Tildes? in ~talk

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    I heard about Tildes from this guy! Then I waited like a year to finally get an invite once the site started accepting users.

    I heard about Tildes from this guy! Then I waited like a year to finally get an invite once the site started accepting users.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on I've taken the leap from reddit in ~tildes

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    Sports are a large part of my continued involvement on reddit too.

    I'll head to reddit for news and updates

    Sports are a large part of my continued involvement on reddit too.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Bernie Sanders announces run for presidency in 2020 in ~news

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    The most upsetting thing about Jill Stein in 2016 to add context to your comment is that Donald Trump won by about 80k votes across Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin - Jill Stein took 130k...

    The most upsetting thing about Jill Stein in 2016 to add context to your comment is that Donald Trump won by about 80k votes across Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin - Jill Stein took 130k votes from those three states, including totals larger than the vote difference between Clinton and Trump in Michigan and Wisconsin. The electoral college is idiocy.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on I'm downsizing my digital life. Do you listen to a lot of music? How do you archive it? in ~tech

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    You could potentially look into apps with a sync feature. You have the files stored on a home server then can sync certain albums to your phone while you're still on wifi. That would allow you to...

    You could potentially look into apps with a sync feature. You have the files stored on a home server then can sync certain albums to your phone while you're still on wifi. That would allow you to keep your data usage down because you're using files already synced locally. I do this with Plex. Not sure if that downsizes or further complicates your digital life though!

  17. Comment on Valentine's day in ~talk

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    I go with the approach of "I don't need another opportunity to tell you I love you, but I will gladly take the opportunity to tell you I love you". We usually just exchange cards and grab dinner,...

    I go with the approach of "I don't need another opportunity to tell you I love you, but I will gladly take the opportunity to tell you I love you". We usually just exchange cards and grab dinner, nothing maj. Not even going out to dinner this year since we went last night instead, but we did exchange cards this morning.

    8 votes
  18. Comment on What's your most comforting tracks ? Mine would be Queen of the Meadow by Elysian Fields. in ~music

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    Anything from Tycho's Dive album. It helps me relax just as much as it it helps me focus and crank out some work.

    Anything from Tycho's Dive album. It helps me relax just as much as it it helps me focus and crank out some work.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Trump ally Roger Stone arrested on seven charges in Mueller inquiry in ~news

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    Absolutely thrilled. I was down in Ft. Lauderdale for a conference last month, and one of the attorneys presenting at the conference said he had seen Roger Stone in a bar the previous night. He...

    Absolutely thrilled. I was down in Ft. Lauderdale for a conference last month, and one of the attorneys presenting at the conference said he had seen Roger Stone in a bar the previous night. He made some wise crack like "I wish I had gotten a photo with him before he goes to prison". 5 weeks later, and the FBI is knocking at the door of his Ft. Lauderdale home!

    8 votes