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  1. Comment on Nickelback - The Devil Went Down To Georgia (feat. Dave Martone) (2020) in ~music

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    ooh neat!!

    ooh neat!!

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  2. Comment on Nickelback - The Devil Went Down To Georgia (feat. Dave Martone) (2020) in ~music

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    Is that nickelback or a cover? Doesn't sound like the guy

    Is that nickelback or a cover? Doesn't sound like the guy

  3. Comment on Nickelback - The Devil Went Down To Georgia (feat. Dave Martone) (2020) in ~music

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    I admit I only heard their big hits, and those were definitely repetitive. It does make more sense that they made songs to make money and also actually good ones.

    I admit I only heard their big hits, and those were definitely repetitive. It does make more sense that they made songs to make money and also actually good ones.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Nickelback - The Devil Went Down To Georgia (feat. Dave Martone) (2020) in ~music

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    Okay, wow --- I was not expecting this. I went into this video thinking it'd be a clone of that Photograph song or something, and was ready to laugh my ass off. But this cover was really good. Is...

    Okay, wow --- I was not expecting this. I went into this video thinking it'd be a clone of that Photograph song or something, and was ready to laugh my ass off. But this cover was really good.

    Is Nickleback actually... good?!

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Thread of Brian Armstrong seeking cofounder on HN (2012) in ~tech

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    I'll give you "Show HN" - I do like those posts a lot, generally. And I agree w/ you about the Reddit monetization debunk -- Honestly I didn't think anyone attributed the shittiness to the...

    I'll give you "Show HN" - I do like those posts a lot, generally. And I agree w/ you about the Reddit monetization debunk -- Honestly I didn't think anyone attributed the shittiness to the monetizing per se, just the fomenting of stupid and terrible viewpoints, etc.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Thread of Brian Armstrong seeking cofounder on HN (2012) in ~tech

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    I do something very similar -- sometimes I'll open the comments on an article if I want to know, say, the technical merits of something I really don't know much about, but anything...

    I do something very similar -- sometimes I'll open the comments on an article if I want to know, say, the technical merits of something I really don't know much about, but anything politics-related or close I just read the piece. Good stuff gets posted to HN, but good comments generally don't, lol

    3 votes
  7. Comment on There's nothing to do except gamble - NFTs, SPACs, and the future of money in ~finance

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    I found this article on HN (yes, I'm continuing that trend, though I honestly am more interested in yall's take on this) and found it really interesting and, at the same time, depressing. (Welcome...

    I found this article on HN (yes, I'm continuing that trend, though I honestly am more interested in yall's take on this) and found it really interesting and, at the same time, depressing. (Welcome to the future! It sucks in different ways than you'd think!) Pull quote:

    In an era defined by slow growth and flatlined productivity (if not outright economic stagnation) and marked by widening inequality and underemployment, “money” feels at once deadly serious and stupidly silly.

    It's basically what I've been feeling for a while now -- that all anybody does with the stock market is gamble, they've just figured a way to rig the game so they win. The rich are the house, I suppose.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Thread of Brian Armstrong seeking cofounder on HN (2012) in ~tech

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    I honestly keep thinking I need to not read Hacker News, but I keep ... reading it. I blame not having enough to do at work.

    I honestly keep thinking I need to not read Hacker News, but I keep ... reading it. I blame not having enough to do at work.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Feneas (a non profit provider of open source services), is having problems covering expenses and is at the risk of shutting down, so it is now having a fundraiser in ~comp

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    I've never heard of Feneas, which I suppose is part of the problem. They seem like a good project though!

    I've never heard of Feneas, which I suppose is part of the problem. They seem like a good project though!

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What are some analog alternatives to digital services or products that you use? in ~talk

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    Sounds pretty similar, in feel at least, to my experience in the US too. I wish public media were better-funded at a national level. Hell, I wish a lot of things were better-funded at a national...

    Sounds pretty similar, in feel at least, to my experience in the US too. I wish public media were better-funded at a national level. Hell, I wish a lot of things were better-funded at a national level. I think what you say, "It isn't financially viable," is true -- under the private system. That's what the government should be for I think.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    Pretty much the only thing I've actually done in lisp has been my Emacs config .. haha. Once I do this game jam I'll report back! I also just realized I can use it to rewrite some bash scripts. So...

    Pretty much the only thing I've actually done in lisp has been my Emacs config .. haha. Once I do this game jam I'll report back! I also just realized I can use it to rewrite some bash scripts. So I'll try that as well :)

    EDIT: just remembered this blog post by Steve Losh. Gonna read this and start hacking.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    I'm working through Practical Common Lisp, which is quite good -- but the practical chapters kind of give it all away, as it were. If anyone has further resources to learn CL more deeply,...

    I'm working through Practical Common Lisp, which is quite good -- but the practical chapters kind of give it all away, as it were. If anyone has further resources to learn CL more deeply, preferably with problems, I'd appreciate it.

    Of course, I'm planning on doing the Lisp Game Jam starting Friday, so I guess that'll throw me right in to the language, feet-first.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    I made a stew on Sunday that's pretty good! It called for mushrooms, which my wife doesn't like, so we left them out, but then it turns out the wine it calls for was too much. Still tasty though....

    I made a stew on Sunday that's pretty good! It called for mushrooms, which my wife doesn't like, so we left them out, but then it turns out the wine it calls for was too much. Still tasty though. Just less wine next time.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What are some analog alternatives to digital services or products that you use? in ~talk

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    Oh yes, that's happening here too -- apparently Sinclair Group is the big company gobbling everyone up. I agree, it's awful. Not only is it homogenizing, there's also some propogandizing that...

    Oh yes, that's happening here too -- apparently Sinclair Group is the big company gobbling everyone up. I agree, it's awful. Not only is it homogenizing, there's also some propogandizing that happens with those big conglomerates too.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on What are some analog alternatives to digital services or products that you use? in ~talk

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    I had no idea! This is awesome, thanks you :)

    I had no idea! This is awesome, thanks you :)

  16. Comment on Oldest and fatherless: The terrible secret of Tom Bombadil in ~books

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    I immediately knew what it was, but it's sooo goood. I'm going to go read it again now! Thanks :) EDIT after a re-read: One of the reasons why this stuck with me is because I actually quite liked...

    I immediately knew what it was, but it's sooo goood. I'm going to go read it again now! Thanks :)

    EDIT after a re-read: One of the reasons why this stuck with me is because I actually quite liked Bombadil -- I was sore he didn't make it into the Jackson films, and I liked his songs and stuff. So having this weird character explained so convincingly is even better. Like the Darth Jar Jar stuff.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on What are some analog alternatives to digital services or products that you use? in ~talk

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    Awesome, thanks!!! I'm not sure when/if this'll happen for me, but if it does I'll remember this :)

    Awesome, thanks!!! I'm not sure when/if this'll happen for me, but if it does I'll remember this :)

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What are some analog alternatives to digital services or products that you use? in ~talk

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    When I first moved here, I really liked all the talk --- but now, I do wish for some classical every now and then.

    When I first moved here, I really liked all the talk --- but now, I do wish for some classical every now and then.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on What are some analog alternatives to digital services or products that you use? in ~talk

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    Do you have any tips on setting up a darkroom at home?

    Do you have any tips on setting up a darkroom at home?

    1 vote