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  1. Comment on What is the worst food experience you've ever had? in ~food

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    I adore stuffing, but that's how I feel about brussel sprouts and lima beans so I understand. I remember as a kid my parents would make me sit at the table until I ate them, and that eventually...

    I adore stuffing, but that's how I feel about brussel sprouts and lima beans so I understand. I remember as a kid my parents would make me sit at the table until I ate them, and that eventually turned into us negotiating over how many exactly I had to choke down.

    I have a ton of great food experiences and love when my meal comes out just right. But maybe my best is every plate of prime rib I've ever eaten. Especially the last one at an overly-expensive downtown restaurant and with the best martini I've ever had. I actually emailed them after to find out what they put in the martini, it was so good. Every part of that meal was perfect though.

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  2. Comment on Fatal Familial Insomnia (warning: contains disturbing footage) in ~health

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    Oh cool, another Prion disease to be terrified of.

    Oh cool, another Prion disease to be terrified of.

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  3. Comment on Tildes made me realise how ubiquitous Reddit's bigotry is [a short rant] in ~tildes

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    Thanks this was my thought as well. BUT I should admit that I might have a bias about that subreddit as I'm not subscribed and only interact with it via r/all. So maybe a lot of content there is...

    Thanks this was my thought as well. BUT I should admit that I might have a bias about that subreddit as I'm not subscribed and only interact with it via r/all. So maybe a lot of content there is bad but the generally positive stuff gets upvoted to the front page?

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  4. Comment on Do you think the world is getting better or worse? in ~talk

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    I'm 99% sure that there's a similar ancient Greek or Roman quote about how terrible and lazy and ruinous kids are too.

    I'm 99% sure that there's a similar ancient Greek or Roman quote about how terrible and lazy and ruinous kids are too.

  5. Comment on The Growing Toxicity of Fanbases in ~misc

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    Did you see the video of the guy in the McDonalds who threw a tantrum when he couldn't get Szechuan sauce? I'd suggest avoiding it if you can, but it's gross. He jumps on the counter, then rolls...

    Did you see the video of the guy in the McDonalds who threw a tantrum when he couldn't get Szechuan sauce? I'd suggest avoiding it if you can, but it's gross. He jumps on the counter, then rolls on the floor going "REEEEEEEEEEE". It's like the cringiest 4chan meme come to life on video.

    I agree that the level of arguing has been enhanced by the level of divisiveness around life in general these days, but a craving for internet fame and maybe a higher reliance on the internet for socializing in general really ratchets the problem to 11. Or maybe I'm just getting old and kids have always done dumb things like that.

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  6. Comment on It's a Piece of Cake to Bake a Pretty Cake: LGBT+ Discrimination in ~talk

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    If you're a chef, can you call your cooking an 'art' and refuse to serve people in a discriminatory manner?

    If you're a chef, can you call your cooking an 'art' and refuse to serve people in a discriminatory manner?

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  7. Comment on Name a cool, mostly unknown feature of your OS of choice in ~tech

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    "Well known" is pretty subjective. I just learned of it a year or two ago through a coworker. But like I said, I may just have missed the memo on it. Either way, it's super helpful!

    "Well known" is pretty subjective. I just learned of it a year or two ago through a coworker. But like I said, I may just have missed the memo on it. Either way, it's super helpful!

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  8. Comment on Special Investigation and Russian Electioneering in ~talk

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    I think part of the difference is that Bill Clinton didn't do anything illegal except for the lying/perjury (which is still bad, and I'm not trying to condone his affair on his wife, just saying...

    I think part of the difference is that Bill Clinton didn't do anything illegal except for the lying/perjury (which is still bad, and I'm not trying to condone his affair on his wife, just saying that it's not illegal)(also I'm not an expert on Clinton's impeachment so correct me if I'm wrong). While on the other hand there are a lot of laws the try to regulate elections to be fair and control outside influence - but they're largely enforced by the honor system unless something cracks the exterior shell of election privacy. That shell has been cracked with Trump and we're finding an unfortunately huge amount of questionable innards. If Trump's only crime was perjury on some minor unethical but legal private activity, and Democrats were hounding it like a pit bull to force impeachment, I would agree with you that there would be legitimate partisan concerns.

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  9. Comment on Name a cool, mostly unknown feature of your OS of choice in ~tech

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    I know this blew my mind, maybe it's more commonly known but whatever. Windows has a built in screenshot tool called "Snipping Tool". I keep it pinned to my task bar. When you click on it it let's...

    I know this blew my mind, maybe it's more commonly known but whatever. Windows has a built in screenshot tool called "Snipping Tool". I keep it pinned to my task bar. When you click on it it let's you drag a window over whatever to create a screen grab which you can save as a jpg or attach directly to an email. It's way better than doing a printscreen and loading it into an image software.

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  10. Comment on Who Plays? in ~music

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    I play guitar and sing in open mics at bars. I've been doing that fairly regularly for the last 6 years until this last year. I haven't written any songs though, I just do covers. Usually a mix of...

    I play guitar and sing in open mics at bars. I've been doing that fairly regularly for the last 6 years until this last year. I haven't written any songs though, I just do covers. Usually a mix of classic rock tunes and more contemporary indie-ish music like Avett Brothers or whatever. All of this solo-acoustic, though if there's a drummer or bass player or whatever playing with people I'm happy to have them with me.

  11. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - should we allow groups to have customized appearances? in ~tildes.official

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    Reddit ostensibly incorporates that feature a couple ways. Individual communities can modify their look, and even have the ability to remove the downvote button. Normally you can ignore all of...

    Reddit ostensibly incorporates that feature a couple ways. Individual communities can modify their look, and even have the ability to remove the downvote button. Normally you can ignore all of that either by setting your default options to ignore subreddit styles, or click a button on the subreddit page to turn off that style for that subreddit individually. Some subreddits have been eliminating or hiding that "turn off subreddit style" button though lately.

  12. Comment on How would you describe this person? in ~talk

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    I remember your name because I thought it was a Nixon reference at first, but then I realized that no of course it's not. Besides, that's more of an arrroOoOoOoOoO

    I remember your name because I thought it was a Nixon reference at first, but then I realized that no of course it's not.

    Besides, that's more of an arrroOoOoOoOoO

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  13. Comment on Here's an idea. Comment something really unique (in a good or a bad way) and relatively unknown about a place you're living in or lived in. in ~talk

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    Surely you mean one of the oldest tunnels in the US, right? I have to imagine there are tunnels elsewhere that are thousands of years old. But I don't know, maybe I'm underestimating how hard...

    Surely you mean one of the oldest tunnels in the US, right? I have to imagine there are tunnels elsewhere that are thousands of years old. But I don't know, maybe I'm underestimating how hard tunnels are? I suppose there wasn't as much of a reason for them before trains.

  14. Comment on Here's an idea. Comment something really unique (in a good or a bad way) and relatively unknown about a place you're living in or lived in. in ~talk

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    I have a ton, but I'll try to limit it to two for the two places I've lived. You may remember the US Civil War, but there have been more recent instances of places seceding from the United States...

    I have a ton, but I'll try to limit it to two for the two places I've lived.

    • You may remember the US Civil War, but there have been more recent instances of places seceding from the United States of America. As recently as 1982, as a matter of fact! Back a few decades, border patrol had set up a checkpoint where the FL Keys met mainland FL in order to check for drugs and illegal immigrants. It was convenient to do because there was only 1 road in or out (without going on foot through dangerous swamps or boating around and risking the coast guard) but it was inconvenient to do because it backed up traffic for miles coming in and out of an area heavily reliant on tourism to sustain itself. The inconvenience was so great that airlines started offering cheap tickets to hop from Miami to Key West and Marathon's small airports. So the mayor tried going to Congress to have the checkpoint removed but didn't manage to make any headway and had a brilliant idea to call the issue to public attention. So on April 23rd, the Florida Keys declared independence from the US, dubbing themselves the Conch Republic. Their first action was to declare war, breaking a loaf of Cuban bread over the head of a guy in a navy uniform. One minute later, they surrendered and applied for 1 billion dollars in rebuilding assistance. They never got the money, but they did get the press attention and the road block was removed. There have been a few other notable instances where locals have fought back against the federal government and the local navy base in Key West, but it's been a fairly calm peace for the most part. Today you can get Conch Republic flags and passports and the like.

    • Chicago being the other one has a ton of rich history as well. Since others have listed engineering feats, I'd like to throw out there that Chicago has at different times reversed the flow of their local river to go the other direction, and lifted most every building in the city up like 5-6' so that they could build a better sewer system under the streets. The 2nd one you can still see evidence of because not every building was picked up - a lot of single family homes decided not to and are sunk down below street level (with a sunken front yard separating the building from the street).

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  15. Comment on New sci-fi book recommendations? in ~books

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    The Expanse is a great book series that most people know about already. One of my favorite space opera series is Peter F Hamiton's "Night's Dawn". It's a trilogy but each book is so long they're...

    The Expanse is a great book series that most people know about already.

    One of my favorite space opera series is Peter F Hamiton's "Night's Dawn". It's a trilogy but each book is so long they're usually split into two parts. The basic premise is that this is far into our own future where we've developed FTL tech and colonized a large part of the galaxy, discovered other mostly friendly aliens, and are just generally doing okay as a species. But on one of the newer colony worlds, a satan worshiping prisoner manages to accidentally open a portal to the afterlife and the souls of the dead come back to possess people. It brings up a lot of interesting existential questions and has a hugely entertaining cast of characters (including Al Capone!) It has some of the coolest technology integration in the series that I've read, the alien species are all super interesting, and the action is well written.

    Also if you haven't gone back and read some classic sci-fi, I would strongly suggest picking up a collection of Philip K Dick stories. There are a lot of short ones and they do a great job of showing off what traditional sci-fi was all about - ask an interesting "what if" question set in the future and run with it for a bit.

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  16. Comment on Covers that you love much more than the originals in ~music

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    Agreed. I do like the Springsteen version but Manfred Mann’s version is basically definitive. Springsteen wrote a lot of songs that other people made famous!

    Agreed. I do like the Springsteen version but Manfred Mann’s version is basically definitive. Springsteen wrote a lot of songs that other people made famous!

  17. Comment on Covers that you love much more than the originals in ~music

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    I feel like posting Postmodern Jukebox is cheating in this tree so I won’t. One that I do love is a cover of Mr Brightside by Run River North https://youtu.be/rUPL8CaL0ps

    I feel like posting Postmodern Jukebox is cheating in this tree so I won’t.

    One that I do love is a cover of Mr Brightside by Run River North

    https://youtu.be/rUPL8CaL0ps

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  18. Comment on How's everyone's day going? in ~talk

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    Aw, thank you for asking! It went pretty well! We definitely hit it off well and had a great conversation. She told me up front that a close friend of hers got dumped that day so we kept it to...

    Aw, thank you for asking! It went pretty well! We definitely hit it off well and had a great conversation. She told me up front that a close friend of hers got dumped that day so we kept it to just a couple hours. But we've been chatting today via text and are hoping to do something next weekend again.

    Yes today has been pretty good. Had some family obligations which are so-so in my view, but it went fine and the weather was gorgeous. How was your day?

  19. Comment on How's everyone's day going? in ~talk

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    Thanks! It was pretty nice! It was a little chilly last night for the roof deck so we stayed inside. The volume was pretty up there inside from conversation, but we managed. Drink prices were up...

    Thanks! It was pretty nice! It was a little chilly last night for the roof deck so we stayed inside. The volume was pretty up there inside from conversation, but we managed. Drink prices were up there but not insane for the Loop - drinks were pretty tasty. Inside decor was industrial-chic I'd call it and enjoyable. Overall there are probably better places to go, but this was not bad at all.

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  20. Comment on The Problem With DC Action Scenes in ~movies

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    Nerd writer is such a good channel. There was a while last year where his quality dropped off but he took a bit of a break it seemed and I really like his recent content.

    Nerd writer is such a good channel. There was a while last year where his quality dropped off but he took a bit of a break it seemed and I really like his recent content.

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