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  1. Comment on What's the most expensive food you splurge on to make you happy? in ~talk

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    Was it, by any chance, three twins?

    Was it, by any chance, three twins?

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  2. Comment on It's vital Sony maintains its PlayStation 4 support in ~games

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    Unless that has changed significantly from the ps4 to ps5, that has not been my experience. My ps5 is the first PlayStation since the ps2. I have accidentally forced shutdown a handful of times....

    Unless that has changed significantly from the ps4 to ps5, that has not been my experience. My ps5 is the first PlayStation since the ps2. I have accidentally forced shutdown a handful of times. Each time it gives a nasty message to not do that, and proceeds to work perfectly.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Amazon devices in the US will automatically join the Amazon Sidewalk mesh network and start sharing internet with neighbors on June 10th, unless opted out in ~tech

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    Honestly, this is really cool. There are plenty of examples I can think of where a device needs only a little bit of information from the internet to set it on its way. For example, when I connect...

    Honestly, this is really cool. There are plenty of examples I can think of where a device needs only a little bit of information from the internet to set it on its way. For example, when I connect to a new WiFi network, I want all my devices to connect also, but they only share connection details through the internet. For any device without cellular service, that isn’t possible (Apple takes care of this kinda with WiFi password sharing). There are many instances where a globally accessible (depending on location) internet service, even if super slow, would be amazingly helpful, especially if it didn’t require additional hardware. That being said, I don’t have any Amazon devices, so the privacy concerns are not as pressing to me as they are for some people.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Amazon devices in the US will automatically join the Amazon Sidewalk mesh network and start sharing internet with neighbors on June 10th, unless opted out in ~tech

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    Depends on the exact hub and lights, but yes.

    Depends on the exact hub and lights, but yes.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Science fiction that presents immortality in a good light? in ~books

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    The red Mars trilogy does this. It is not true immortality, but it is where humans start to live hundreds of years without a definite limit. It isn’t a main focus until the later books, and they...

    The red Mars trilogy does this. It is not true immortality, but it is where humans start to live hundreds of years without a definite limit. It isn’t a main focus until the later books, and they are definitely a slog to get through. Even still, it does show an interesting and good world view of (pseudo-)immortality.

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  6. Comment on The state of Arizona is preparing to kill death row inmates using hydrogen cyanide, the same lethal gas that was deployed at Auschwitz in ~news

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    Absolutely. The US really needs a reform of the entire justice system. However, I did find this article talking about Oklahoma. It is surprising that Oklahoma would lead the way on something like...

    Absolutely. The US really needs a reform of the entire justice system.

    However, I did find this article talking about Oklahoma. It is surprising that Oklahoma would lead the way on something like this, but I hope all states follow their lead. In my opinion the death penalty should not exist in any form, but while it does, nitrogen hypoxia seems like a really good method.

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  7. Comment on The state of Arizona is preparing to kill death row inmates using hydrogen cyanide, the same lethal gas that was deployed at Auschwitz in ~news

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    You know, now that I think of it, why isn’t asphyxiation the standard for death penalty? The body has no way of knowing how much oxygen it has. The only way you feel like you are drowning or can’t...

    You know, now that I think of it, why isn’t asphyxiation the standard for death penalty? The body has no way of knowing how much oxygen it has. The only way you feel like you are drowning or can’t breathe is through co2 buildup. In a pure nitrogen atmosphere, I think you will just be fine until you aren’t, and go unconscious.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Everyone will say this craft breaks the laws of physics - Risking my life to settle a physics debate in ~science

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    Aw man! I was going to check if it was posted, but it was really late and I was lazy.

    Aw man! I was going to check if it was posted, but it was really late and I was lazy.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Everyone will say this craft breaks the laws of physics - Risking my life to settle a physics debate in ~science

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    Aw man, I was about to post this video. Anyway, it is a really cool idea and execution. I would have never come up with this.

    Aw man, I was about to post this video.

    Anyway, it is a really cool idea and execution. I would have never come up with this.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What's a cool and not-well-known thing that people can do with their phone/computer? in ~tech

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    Oh yeah, and it’s pretty smooth. The same feature also shares the clipboard of all your Apple devices to each other. I know PCalc (awesome app) supports handoff, but I have found very few other...

    Oh yeah, and it’s pretty smooth. The same feature also shares the clipboard of all your Apple devices to each other.

    I know PCalc (awesome app) supports handoff, but I have found very few other non-Apple apps that support it.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What's a cool and not-well-known thing that people can do with their phone/computer? in ~tech

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    I know this is also true for safari, and I think it is also true for chrome.

    I know this is also true for safari, and I think it is also true for chrome.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Spreadsheet horror stories in ~tech

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    Your second bullet point is, I think, one of the most important. I learned recently that google sheets does not even have a way to define a table. You can do filter ranges, and named ranges, but...

    Your second bullet point is, I think, one of the most important. I learned recently that google sheets does not even have a way to define a table. You can do filter ranges, and named ranges, but then you have to remember to update every place where you define the “table” if you change it.

    Excel actually supports tables, which is great.

    Even better, in my opinion, is Apple pages. It is admittedly much less powerful than excel. But it does use the dedicated tables paradigm that you mention.

    I recently got my job to start using Airtable. It’s a SAAS mixture of a database and spreadsheet that is super powerful. Most importantly, it is accessible for non programmers.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Listen to old podcasts on a modern release schedule in ~tech

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    Thank you so much! It is a really useful service.

    Thank you so much! It is a really useful service.

    3 votes
  14. Listen to old podcasts on a modern release schedule

    I once heard about a website that does this, but I cannot find it. You would give the website an RSS feed, and it would give you a new feed to subscribe to. It would then release “new” episodes on...

    I once heard about a website that does this, but I cannot find it. You would give the website an RSS feed, and it would give you a new feed to subscribe to. It would then release “new” episodes on a set schedule. This way you could listen to, for example, a weekly podcast starting at the very beginning, released on a weekly schedule as if you were listening to it when it first released.

    I hope one of you awesome tilderinos know a website that does this. Thanks in advance!

    16 votes
  15. Comment on Is there a way to make sure sent e-mails are opened? in ~tech

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    Other people answered your question pretty well. I highly recommend you switch to your own domain. I use Firstname@firstnamelastname.com. You can then use that email with most email providers. In...

    Other people answered your question pretty well.

    I highly recommend you switch to your own domain. I use Firstname@firstnamelastname.com. You can then use that email with most email providers. In the past, I have used gmail, proton mail, and mail fence. I never once had to change any accounts. I now use fastmail (and would highly recommend it). I don’t know if disroot supports custom domains, but it is worth trying.

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  16. Comment on Looking for suggestions of investigation-based games in ~games

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    I know you are searching for video games, but I would like to suggest a board game. 221b Bakers Street is a fantastic game that includes all the things you want (except time loops). It can...

    I know you are searching for video games, but I would like to suggest a board game. 221b Bakers Street is a fantastic game that includes all the things you want (except time loops). It can absolutely be played solo, but it is better with other people (either competitively or cooperatively). Each scenario is designed, not generated, and there is so much variety. There is a deluxe version of the game that includes 200 scenarios instead of the default 20. You can think of it as Clue for adults, with hand-written scenarios and clues.

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  17. Comment on Armed doesn't mean dangerous: Black gun owners are often portrayed negatively. One photographer set out to change that. in ~arts

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    Same for me. I think the big disconnect is that armed does mean dangerous. Guns are designed as an instrument of death. Carrying or owning a gun for personal protection is effective because of the...

    Same for me. I think the big disconnect is that armed does mean dangerous. Guns are designed as an instrument of death. Carrying or owning a gun for personal protection is effective because of the threat of death. If armed truly did not mean dangerous, there would be no point in being armed (excluding sport).

    However I do think we should work to be inclusive. All gun owners should be portrayed as dangerous, not just black ones.

    18 votes
  18. Comment on Tech people of Tildes, what have you automated in your life? in ~tech

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    I have a decent Siri Shortcuts script that I use every night. I like to listen to a book or podcast before bed. The script connects to my bedroom HomePod, starts my audiobook (in overcast), and...

    I have a decent Siri Shortcuts script that I use every night. I like to listen to a book or podcast before bed. The script connects to my bedroom HomePod, starts my audiobook (in overcast), and sets a 30 minute timer. I have played around with many other shortcuts, but that is the only one I use regularly.

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