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  1. Comment on Spotify Wrapped 2019 is out! What were your top artists? in ~music

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    I moderated the main music subreddits for 5-6 years. Sharing music used to be my biggest hobby, but I’ve gotten into other interests now. I can name more if you want though.

    I moderated the main music subreddits for 5-6 years. Sharing music used to be my biggest hobby, but I’ve gotten into other interests now. I can name more if you want though.

  2. Comment on Apple will reportedly release an iPhone without any ports in 2021 in ~tech

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    I figured. I don't sync anything to the cloud either. All stored on my home server and streamed or synced to my device as needed.

    I figured. I don't sync anything to the cloud either. All stored on my home server and streamed or synced to my device as needed.

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  3. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    My chart is just as I suspected: dominated by Mr. Rogers. Of that collage, the two I would recommend the most are Scott Hirsch - Lost Time Behind the Moon and Neal Francis - Changes. A few of the...

    My chart is just as I suspected: dominated by Mr. Rogers. Of that collage, the two I would recommend the most are Scott Hirsch - Lost Time Behind the Moon and Neal Francis - Changes. A few of the others were from /r/listentothis Best Of lists.

  4. Comment on Apple will reportedly release an iPhone without any ports in 2021 in ~tech

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    Couldn't you argue the other side by saying they will reduce waste without a need for cables? I can't tell you how many lightning cables I've gone through over the years.

    Couldn't you argue the other side by saying they will reduce waste without a need for cables? I can't tell you how many lightning cables I've gone through over the years.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Apple will reportedly release an iPhone without any ports in 2021 in ~tech

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    Tbh I'm more surprised to hear that people are still using iTunes at all. I kinda forgot about it.

    Tbh I'm more surprised to hear that people are still using iTunes at all. I kinda forgot about it.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Spotify Wrapped 2019 is out! What were your top artists? in ~music

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    You’re welcome. Can I assume you listen to Circles Around the Sun? RIP Neal Casal. One of my favorite musicians.

    You’re welcome. Can I assume you listen to Circles Around the Sun? RIP Neal Casal. One of my favorite musicians.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Spotify Wrapped 2019 is out! What were your top artists? in ~music

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    I link last.fm to Spotify and Plex so I can track these stats all the time.

    I link last.fm to Spotify and Plex so I can track these stats all the time.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Spotify Wrapped 2019 is out! What were your top artists? in ~music

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    Are you up on Neal Francis yet?

    Vulfpeck was my artist of the year and the decade. I listened to them for 31 hours this year and for 23,234 minutes since 2016. They have been my #1 artist each year since 2016.

    Are you up on Neal Francis yet?

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Apple will reportedly release an iPhone without any ports in 2021 in ~tech

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    I always wished they would do magnetic-end charging cables with the iphone like they do for laptops. Also... the battery better be incredible in a fully wireless phone because using it while it's...

    I always wished they would do magnetic-end charging cables with the iphone like they do for laptops. Also... the battery better be incredible in a fully wireless phone because using it while it's charging is a daily occurrence for me.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Chaos at the Top of the World - The untold stories behind the viral photo of the deadly traffic jam at the top of Mount Everest in ~sports

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    This is so grim but morbidly fascinating. I seem to get wrapped up in long-form Everest stories like this every year. Could you imagine if your (hardcore) hobby involved inching past lifeless...

    This is so grim but morbidly fascinating. I seem to get wrapped up in long-form Everest stories like this every year. Could you imagine if your (hardcore) hobby involved inching past lifeless bodies barely able to breathe in the most extreme conditions the planet has to offer? That's insane! I think the bragging rights piece with Reinhard toward the end is the most telling. People are there for the prestigious accomplishment, at any cost, and Everest's environmental conditions essentially produce irrational decision-making to compound the problem.

    “I cannot go anywhere without being the one who has just done Everest,” he says with a smile.

    I don't understand how someone could enjoy this accomplishment knowing their partner died along the way. Maybe he wasn't a close friend and happened to join you on this trip, maybe the fatal reality of Everest is that accepted among experienced alpinists. Regardless, this guy had just been to the top of the world with you and didn't return home. He doesn't get to bask in the praise of his friends for reaching the top because he's dead. Where is the sense of survivor's guilt?

    6 votes
  11. Comment on Kamala Harris drops out of 2020 presidential race in ~news

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    And yet at the same time, I wouldn't have predicted her dropping out before Iowa six months ago.

    I’m surprised she lasted as long as she did.

    And yet at the same time, I wouldn't have predicted her dropping out before Iowa six months ago.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on I showed vintage Mister Rogers to my 21st-century kids in ~life

  13. Comment on I showed vintage Mister Rogers to my 21st-century kids in ~life

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    I watch old Mr. Rogers episodes with my son all the time. He is so special.

    I watch old Mr. Rogers episodes with my son all the time. He is so special.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Why is childcare so expensive? in ~life

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    Live near family if you can. I couldn't imagine raising a child without the extra support.

    Live near family if you can. I couldn't imagine raising a child without the extra support.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Feature Idea: Tildes Playlist - Would it be useful to have some sort of automated, easy to use, media categorization? in ~tildes

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    Won’t be me to get it pumping this time sadly. I’ve kinda shifted away from music exploration entirely and mainly listen to audiobooks and podcasts now.

    Won’t be me to get it pumping this time sadly. I’ve kinda shifted away from music exploration entirely and mainly listen to audiobooks and podcasts now.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Feature Idea: Tildes Playlist - Would it be useful to have some sort of automated, easy to use, media categorization? in ~tildes

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    This thread is deja vu from six years ago.

    This thread is deja vu from six years ago.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Facebook includes Breitbart in new 'high quality' news tab in ~tech

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    I'll add my anecdote since I know three people who work at FB. Maybe 5-6 years ago, Facebook was in the news for one of their many scandals that now escapes me, and I got into a spirited debate...

    I'll add my anecdote since I know three people who work at FB. Maybe 5-6 years ago, Facebook was in the news for one of their many scandals that now escapes me, and I got into a spirited debate with my friend (who has been an employee there since 2010) on a related status he posted. There were legitimate concerns over the news--whatever it was--but he was extremely dismissive about them, explaining everything away with comments about how he would know better than me as an insider at the company.

    The argument devolved to the point of him blocking me on FB, and we didn't speak for several months. Eventually, I contacted him through another friend to apologize, not because I felt I was wrong in that argument, but because I wanted to continue being friends with him. He's worked at their main HQ, Austin, and in Europe over the course of that 9 years but still remains silent regarding FB's shadiest activity. He does not pass up an opportunity to post kool-aid-y statuses about all the amazing things FB has going on though.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on Bon Appétit - Making Perfect Season 2: Thanksgiving in ~food

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    My whole family is obsessed with the BA channel. The last time were all together for the holidays, we spent almost two whole days watching their videos.

    My whole family is obsessed with the BA channel. The last time were all together for the holidays, we spent almost two whole days watching their videos.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Fifth Democratic Presidential Debate Stream in ~news

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    I really don’t think he will debate as an incumbent. He will wage the war on social media and in one-sided press conferences next to loud military helicopters. That said, I do believe he’s...

    I really don’t think he will debate as an incumbent. He will wage the war on social media and in one-sided press conferences next to loud military helicopters. That said, I do believe he’s narcissistic enough to think he can win a debate with the Democratic nominee.

    4 votes