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  1. Comment on What is a non-professional situation, area or activity in which you are uniquely experienced or skilled? in ~talk

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    Oh hey, I relate to this! I can also whistle across my molars, which if I’m concentrating, I can get two different tones, but can’t get them to be very far apart (I can’t quite get two tones/notes...

    Oh hey, I relate to this! I can also whistle across my molars, which if I’m concentrating, I can get two different tones, but can’t get them to be very far apart (I can’t quite get two tones/notes separation)

  2. Comment on US President Joe Biden announces that he will not run for re-election in ~news

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    Because there’s nothing about the betting markets that is intrinsically linked to the universe at large. It’s simply a mechanism to capture the aggregate of guesses, and nobody pays attention to...

    Because there’s nothing about the betting markets that is intrinsically linked to the universe at large. It’s simply a mechanism to capture the aggregate of guesses, and nobody pays attention to the many many guesses that end up incorrect. They’re only ever correct in hindsight.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival Weekly Thread in ~games

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    I only recently build a wool farm based on sheep eating grass blocks (and the grass regrowing in the dirt) which entirely used block updates to trigger a redstone torch burnout clock, so “block...

    I only recently build a wool farm based on sheep eating grass blocks (and the grass regrowing in the dirt) which entirely used block updates to trigger a redstone torch burnout clock, so “block updates triggering detection” has been on my mind recently. If this same conversation had come up just a few weeks ago, I would have had no ideas to contribute.

    That said, if you’re a redstone tinkerer, check out ianxofour’s super simple sheep wool farm, I think you might be surprised by how many different ways you might be able to use redstone torch burnout!

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival Weekly Thread in ~games

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    Wouldn’t the furnace turning on and off count as a block update? (For detection either by an observer or just from a redstone torch burnout based detector?) Then you could plug that into a simple...

    Wouldn’t the furnace turning on and off count as a block update? (For detection either by an observer or just from a redstone torch burnout based detector?)

    Then you could plug that into a simple toggle or maybe 1-bit memory and use that to light up the building?

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival Weekly Thread in ~games

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    In my quest for lilypads (quest successful!) I came across a swamp (actually the biome was terralith:frozen marsh or something like that...) so I now have a bunch of slime balls. Let me know if...

    In my quest for lilypads (quest successful!) I came across a swamp (actually the biome was terralith:frozen marsh or something like that...) so I now have a bunch of slime balls. Let me know if you want some and I’ll drop them off?

    1 vote
  6. Comment on The joy of reading newspapers from other countries in ~news

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    I wonder if you could benefit from swapping out your scrolling of /r/politics with News Minimalist? It’s a website that gets ChatGPT to read a bunch of articles from all over the world, summarise...

    I wonder if you could benefit from swapping out your scrolling of /r/politics with News Minimalist? It’s a website that gets ChatGPT to read a bunch of articles from all over the world, summarise them in a much more neutral tone (that is to say, trying to remove click bait — I don’t know whether it tries to remove political bias, that’s a bigger claim that I’m willing to make)

    It then also scores articles based on a number of metrics (my favourite being positivity bias — to try to counteract media negativity bias) and give you a filter to see all articles, or just articles ranked higher than 6.0 (the default option if you want to sign up for their newsletter), or all articles between 2.1 and 2.4, or whatever.

    I was introduced to it by another tildes user, though I can’t remember who, and I love it as my source of global news with a positivity bias! I can feel better informed without being exposed to the kind of stuff that might spiral.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on US President Joe Biden announces that he will not run for re-election in ~news

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    Yeah I’ve had the same thought. Seeing how long campaigns run in USA, I don’t understand how any actual governing gets done, since it seems like more than 50% of the four year term is various...

    Yeah I’ve had the same thought. Seeing how long campaigns run in USA, I don’t understand how any actual governing gets done, since it seems like more than 50% of the four year term is various campaigns.

    Contrast with the UK general election where the entire process was just about one month from the candidates being locked in to the vote being actually held. Technically two months (or a bit under) if you consider the first moment that the election was announced.

    8 votes
  8. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival Weekly Thread in ~games

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    Yeah go for it! I’ve been busy this weekend with life stuff so I haven’t had as much time as I’d like, but I think I just need a bunch of lilypads and I’ll be good to go! Feel free to murder the...

    Yeah go for it! I’ve been busy this weekend with life stuff so I haven’t had as much time as I’d like, but I think I just need a bunch of lilypads and I’ll be good to go! Feel free to murder the elder guardians, but my design (well... ianxofour’s design...) leaves the monument intact, so no need to drain it or demolish it.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival Weekly Thread in ~games

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    Can you link to the design you’re looking at for the shulker farm? It sounds ambitious but I’d love to help out! Unlimited shulkers sounds great!

    Can you link to the design you’re looking at for the shulker farm? It sounds ambitious but I’d love to help out! Unlimited shulkers sounds great!

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival Weekly Thread in ~games

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    If I’m online and you want an assistant when you go end-raiding, let me know and I’ll gladly tag along! I could do with a spare elytra and a bunch of shulkers. And having died yesterday somewhere...

    If I’m online and you want an assistant when you go end-raiding, let me know and I’ll gladly tag along! I could do with a spare elytra and a bunch of shulkers.

    And having died yesterday somewhere deep in the end without knowing my coordinates, I know how useful it can be to have a friend nearby to pick up your gear if hypothetically you accidentally rocket-fly into a wall.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival Weekly Thread in ~games

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    There’s already a cave-spider spawner that I turned into a grinder — bubble column entrance is in town at the base of the stairs which lead up to the fountain (so from the notice board, head...

    There’s already a cave-spider spawner that I turned into a grinder — bubble column entrance is in town at the base of the stairs which lead up to the fountain (so from the notice board, head directly to the fireworks shop and a bit past it)

    There’s definitely opportunity to find another spider spawner and have a go, because this cave spider spawner was so close to bedrock that I couldn’t do the full height design, so the spider spawn rate is reduced compared to a full scale one. Still fine as an interim measure, but definitely worth looking out for another one!

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival Weekly Thread in ~games

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    Thank you! I’ve collected it now, and have nearly everything ready to go! Just need to find a swamp or do a bunch of fishing...

    Thank you! I’ve collected it now, and have nearly everything ready to go! Just need to find a swamp or do a bunch of fishing...

  13. Comment on CrowdStrike code update bricking Windows machines around the world in ~tech

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    Yeah you’re absolutely right. I commented about half an hour after the market first opened, but the trend did not continue. It’s actually hilarious in retrospect just how perfectly poorly timed my...

    Yeah you’re absolutely right. I commented about half an hour after the market first opened, but the trend did not continue. It’s actually hilarious in retrospect just how perfectly poorly timed my comment was. Here are some screenshots showing the point at which I made the comment, compared to how it went for the rest of the day.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival - Countdown and launch day in ~games

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    I’m not sure if our timezones line up, but I wouldn’t mind getting some help on building an ocean monument/guardian farm? I’ll have to get myself shulkers and elytra tomorrow morning (Australia...

    I’m not sure if our timezones line up, but I wouldn’t mind getting some help on building an ocean monument/guardian farm?

    I’ll have to get myself shulkers and elytra tomorrow morning (Australia time) but after that, it will mostly just be a case of collecting a bunch of soul sand, glass, and scaffolding.

    Oh, and then finding a monument that’s far enough away from anyone else’s base to safely establish the nether portal links without accidentally flooding someone’s house with guardians.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Tildes Minecraft server usernames in ~games

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    I’m Jack_Sparrow in game

    I’m Jack_Sparrow in game

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  16. Comment on CrowdStrike code update bricking Windows machines around the world in ~tech

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    Looking at how drastically the share price dropped when markets opened but then climbed every single minute so far since then I reckon it will probably be at most a few days until the share price...

    Looking at how drastically the share price dropped when markets opened but then climbed every single minute so far since then I reckon it will probably be at most a few days until the share price is back where it was, or even higher (because now they’ve had a bunch of free publicity worldwide)

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival - Countdown and launch day in ~games

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    Prior to knowing about raid farms, my method was an automated melon/pumpkin farm and selling the output to a dozen or so farmer villagers. I’ve got a small one set up at my remote base, and I...

    Prior to knowing about raid farms, my method was an automated melon/pumpkin farm and selling the output to a dozen or so farmer villagers. I’ve got a small one set up at my remote base, and I estimate I can get probably three stacks of emeralds for each time the chest fills up. So it’s not super fast with just the one module, but it can certainly scale up

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival - Countdown and launch day in ~games

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    I’ve made one but haven’t plugged it into anything yet. I think the first place I’ll use it is to attach to my pumpkin+melon farm to automatically craft melon slices into the blocks to sell to the...

    I’ve made one but haven’t plugged it into anything yet. I think the first place I’ll use it is to attach to my pumpkin+melon farm to automatically craft melon slices into the blocks to sell to the villagers.

    I definitely intend to set up a whole bunch of stuff with it (e.g. auto-crafting the various prismarine blocks at the future ocean monument farm) because it feels like it will just save so much time!

    Maybe my next project will be an automatic bamboo farm and craft into bamboo blocks? I like that aesthetic a lot, and I could see myself using heaps of it.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on How to get into photography? in ~hobbies

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    Thanks for your insights! In that case, my intention aligns with black and white: I don’t just want to take pictures that I like, or that look good, because my phone can do most of that already. I...

    Thanks for your insights!

    In that case, my intention aligns with black and white: I don’t just want to take pictures that I like, or that look good, because my phone can do most of that already. I picked up photography as a hobby to get emotionally invested in, and therefore picked black and white because I expected it would be more difficult and less forgiving.

    It sounds like my assumption aligns with what you’re saying, so I’m hoping that also means my next assumption — that when I do finally get a good shot, it will feel more rewarding — will also ring true.

    I still haven’t yet finished my first reel of film, as the weather has been abysmal and I’m pretty sure I need as much light as possible. But I’m really looking forward to seeing the first batch (and realising that they were all totally out of focus, or somethin...)

    I’m intending to grab a notebook, to write down details about each photo I take. It would be nice to compare the settings (aperture etc) to the results once they’re developed. I guess I should also get my hands on a camera bag or something too, so I can keep all the bits and pieces together in one place and safe while I’m out and about.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival - Countdown and launch day in ~games

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    I think I’m probably what you’d call the grindy type, but for me it’s usually motivated by the desire to automate everything. “I’d like to be able to enchant my stuff” quickly expanded into “I...

    I think I’m probably what you’d call the grindy type, but for me it’s usually motivated by the desire to automate everything.

    “I’d like to be able to enchant my stuff” quickly expanded into “I need heaps of cows in a pit so I can breed them and collect their leather” and “I need an industrial scale wheat farm to supply the cow breeding program” and therefore “I gotta go mining for X redstone, Y iron, Z cobblestone, just to build the wheat farm and cow farm.

    So I’ve now got the enchanting setup, and along the way I built a wheat farm, a cow (leather/beef) farm, and iron golem (iron ingots) farm.

    I’ve done a whole lot of grinding for resources along the way, for sure, but now that I have this stuff mostly automated, it requires much less attention and just provides the resources I need when I want them.

    Next big project for me will probably be finding an ocean monument and making a big XP and Prismarine farm, not sure if I’ll attempt that before or after elytra/shulkers, because hauling large amounts of supplies long distances is always a lot easier with endgame gear

    3 votes