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  1. Comment on youtube-dl's GitHub repository has become inaccessible due to a DMCA takedown from RIAA in ~tech

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    Yep, that's the thing about open source and especially a distributed protocol like git. Also why I'm sharing this link.

    Yep, that's the thing about open source and especially a distributed protocol like git. Also why I'm sharing this link.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on youtube-dl's GitHub repository has become inaccessible due to a DMCA takedown from RIAA in ~tech

  3. Comment on Six women speak about their fears of bringing a child into a world that feels like it’s teetering on the edge of collapse - and why they’re choosing to do it anyway in ~life

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    I feel this fear too -- my wife and I have been talking about starting a family, but besides us not being quite financially ready yet, the whole world is falling apart, seemingly, before our...

    I feel this fear too -- my wife and I have been talking about starting a family, but besides us not being quite financially ready yet, the whole world is falling apart, seemingly, before our eyes... it's a tough moral situation, I think. We have considered adoption, as well, and I very much want to adopt -- but I think she wants to carry one child to term, at least. It's complicated!

    This article also made me think of friends of ours, who just had a baby a few months ago after trying for years, IVF, the whole nine. We haven't seen them, obviously, because of Covid. I can't imagine what it must've been like.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Awesome! And yeah, that makes sense for a young kid. Still, computers are fun!

    Awesome! And yeah, that makes sense for a young kid. Still, computers are fun!

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    okay, this is truly beautiful. I am installing this as SOON as I get home :)

    okay, this is truly beautiful. I am installing this as SOON as I get home :)

    4 votes
  6. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    This is the kind of tech project we all should aspire to .. I love it :) Is your kid helping you out? Sounds like a great learning opportunity!

    This is the kind of tech project we all should aspire to .. I love it :)

    Is your kid helping you out? Sounds like a great learning opportunity!

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2020! in ~tildes

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    @kfwyre got it right in their comment -- the story I was thinking of was "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge."

    @kfwyre got it right in their comment -- the story I was thinking of was "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge."

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2020! in ~tildes

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    OMG you're right, oof! Pilgrim is one of my favorite books ever -- and Owl Creek is pretty good too. Anyway, a mashup would be .. interesting? To say the least :)

    OMG you're right, oof! Pilgrim is one of my favorite books ever -- and Owl Creek is pretty good too. Anyway, a mashup would be .. interesting? To say the least :)

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2020! in ~tildes

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    Your idea sounds sort of like an incel version of "Occurrence at Tinker Creek," and it could be interesting! Also, sorry for assuming you were lonely ;)

    Your idea sounds sort of like an incel version of "Occurrence at Tinker Creek," and it could be interesting! Also, sorry for assuming you were lonely ;)

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2020! in ~tildes

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    Hell. Yes! This sounds AWESOME :) Seriously, I love old-school country-western music. I'm excited to hear this!

    Hell. Yes! This sounds AWESOME :) Seriously, I love old-school country-western music. I'm excited to hear this!

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2020! in ~tildes

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    YEP -- stay safe! I think you're 100% right. I've always wanted to get into twine, but haven't -- though non-linear narratives are DOPE

    speaking as an American teacher, I think November is going to be pretty turbulent for me between the election and our rising COVID cases

    YEP -- stay safe! I think you're 100% right.

    I've always wanted to get into twine, but haven't -- though non-linear narratives are DOPE

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2020! in ~tildes

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    I think a sort of existential dread-style, horror of lonelineses caused by crushing ... masculinity? (maybe ?) might be interesting. Or just a journal/CNF-style drawing about how loneliness...

    I think a sort of existential dread-style, horror of lonelineses caused by crushing ... masculinity? (maybe ?) might be interesting. Or just a journal/CNF-style drawing about how loneliness affects you/people might be neat too, a la Hyperbole and a Half's famouse depression one.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2020! in ~tildes

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    I was thinking of trying for a modified NaNoWriMo - what I'm calling #1kaDay. So, 1000 words a day of writing, whatever it's about. Slightly fewer words than the nanowrimo (30k vs 50k) goal, and...

    I was thinking of trying for a modified NaNoWriMo - what I'm calling #1kaDay. So, 1000 words a day of writing, whatever it's about. Slightly fewer words than the nanowrimo (30k vs 50k) goal, and not all cohesive.

    That, or crochet something big, or updating my website ... again.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Among Us but as a multiplayer text adventure game in ~games

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    I played this a bit today -- and now tilde.team has it set up on their server, if you have an account!

    I played this a bit today -- and now tilde.team has it set up on their server, if you have an account!

    4 votes
  15. Comment on People of Tildes, have you travelled the entirety of the length of your country? in ~talk

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    Oh wow, the sticks, hehe. I actually grew up in Sevier County, but out in the county, so I know what you mean. For us it was a 30 minute drive though. Gotta love the country, right!

    Oh wow, the sticks, hehe. I actually grew up in Sevier County, but out in the county, so I know what you mean. For us it was a 30 minute drive though. Gotta love the country, right!

  16. Comment on People of Tildes, have you travelled the entirety of the length of your country? in ~talk

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    Haha, yes it is :) Around Johnson City?

    Haha, yes it is :) Around Johnson City?

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2020! in ~tildes

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    Awsome, I'm going to try this year!

    Awsome, I'm going to try this year!

    4 votes
  18. Comment on People of Tildes, have you travelled the entirety of the length of your country? in ~talk

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    I've almost driven across the entire length of Interstate 40 in the US -- though not all at once. I grew up around Knoxville, TN, and went to grad school in Flagstaff, AZ -- which are both on...

    I've almost driven across the entire length of Interstate 40 in the US -- though not all at once. I grew up around Knoxville, TN, and went to grad school in Flagstaff, AZ -- which are both on I-40, so it was a straight-across shot. At some point I drove out to the Western terminus of I-40 in Barstow California; I've gone as far East as Raleigh, NC, but not quite to Wilmington. One day, I'll finish it out!

    5 votes
  19. Comment on Inside the Republican plot for permanent minority rule in ~misc

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    I honestly wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if the Republicans immediately begin packing the supreme court if they win in November. It follows the pattern of making a lot of noise about the...

    I honestly wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if the Republicans immediately begin packing the supreme court if they win in November. It follows the pattern of making a lot of noise about the Dems doing something and then doing literally the thing.

    9 votes
  20. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I've been doing paint-tober, which is inktober but .. in MS Paint :) Here's today's: buffallo.

    I've been doing paint-tober, which is inktober but .. in MS Paint :)

    Here's today's: buffallo.

    5 votes