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  1. Comment on California state lawmaker introduces bill to create universal basic income of $1K a month in ~news

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    Ah, yes. Okay that makes sense. And I get the children thing too

    Ah, yes. Okay that makes sense. And I get the children thing too

    1 vote
  2. Comment on California state lawmaker introduces bill to create universal basic income of $1K a month in ~news

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    Not only that, but it's dubious you could call a scheme that applies to only 50% of residents universal, much less one that applies to an order of magnitude less.

    Not only that, but it's dubious you could call a scheme that applies to only 50% of residents universal, much less one that applies to an order of magnitude less.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    I worked on patching dwm --- or rather, re-patching dwm --- to my liking. I've also been slowly working through K&R. I'm slowly preparing to move my laptop to FreeBSD. I also stayed up late most...

    I worked on patching dwm --- or rather, re-patching dwm --- to my liking. I've also been slowly working through K&R. I'm slowly preparing to move my laptop to FreeBSD. I also stayed up late most nights and have been tired and out of sorts all week.

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

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    I mean that! Thanks for the info -- it looks like I'm going to try bouncing between Go and Rust, starting maybe in a few months.

    I mean that! Thanks for the info -- it looks like I'm going to try bouncing between Go and Rust, starting maybe in a few months.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    That is cool! One thing I like about Haskell.

    That is cool! One thing I like about Haskell.

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

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    Oh cool! I'll have to try rust again. I got lost on borrowing last time I tried it.

    Oh cool! I'll have to try rust again. I got lost on borrowing last time I tried it.

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

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    I'm currently learning C for real (as opposed to just cobbling stuff together), and it made me think about utf8. Any languages use utf8 by default?

    I'm currently learning C for real (as opposed to just cobbling stuff together), and it made me think about utf8. Any languages use utf8 by default?

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    That's useful too! I always catch little typos, think about changing them, then don't. I'm still using the exuse that someone was mean to me once. But I can get over it!

    That's useful too! I always catch little typos, think about changing them, then don't. I'm still using the exuse that someone was mean to me once. But I can get over it!

    3 votes
  9. Comment on It’s okay to leave your headphones at home in ~life

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    Oh that sounds really cool! I didn't know they had those. For all my big no headphone talk earlier, I'd probably use them sometimes if I could hear stuff around too.

    Oh that sounds really cool! I didn't know they had those. For all my big no headphone talk earlier, I'd probably use them sometimes if I could hear stuff around too.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on It’s okay to leave your headphones at home in ~life

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    YES! Especially when I'm walking or biking, it's a safety thing.

    YES! Especially when I'm walking or biking, it's a safety thing.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on It’s okay to leave your headphones at home in ~life

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    I get distracted by podcasts, as well -- I could never get into them because I'd only want to listen to them while driving, which I don't much. As far as noise/music goes: for me, if I'm listening...

    Music helps me focus. Not podcasts and not audiobooks: music alone.

    I get distracted by podcasts, as well -- I could never get into them because I'd only want to listen to them while driving, which I don't much.

    As far as noise/music goes: for me, if I'm listening to music in a public space/at work, I'm worried I'll miss something going on. I get anxiety(?) from not knowing if I'm hearing someone calling me.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on It’s okay to leave your headphones at home in ~life

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    I don't listen to music as I run or bike or exercise; I think it's safer to have my wits about me, and I do agree with the author that it's better mentally. I don't think this is anything fresh or...

    I don't listen to music as I run or bike or exercise; I think it's safer to have my wits about me, and I do agree with the author that it's better mentally. I don't think this is anything fresh or new, though -- I often find myself sitting in a silent room reading. Don't other people do that?

    I don't know where this comment went. I got distracted while writing it and it's sort of disjointed.

    9 votes
  13. Comment on Andy Warhol's 1950s erotic drawings of men to be seen for first time - not displayed before due to homophobia artist encountered in ~arts

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    These are really good drawings! I love the love work. They remind me of the cover art for Juno, which makes me wonder if that study had seen these before, or what the line of influence was.

    These are really good drawings! I love the love work. They remind me of the cover art for Juno, which makes me wonder if that study had seen these before, or what the line of influence was.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Boy Scouts of America file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits in ~finance

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    I think a lot of the problems you mention are a function of BSA's paramilitary nature. Even before I knew about these advise allegations, I'd resolved that my children, when I have them, would be...

    I think a lot of the problems you mention are a function of BSA's paramilitary nature. Even before I knew about these advise allegations, I'd resolved that my children, when I have them, would be involved in a different scouting organization. I agree with you on all the strengths of BSA, but I think the problems are too fundamental to the fabric of the organization to try and save it.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    We hosted a Mardi gras party at our house! It was a lot of fun and everyone has a good time. I got blackout drunk it turns out though. But im okay!

    We hosted a Mardi gras party at our house! It was a lot of fun and everyone has a good time. I got blackout drunk it turns out though. But im okay!

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Rethinking Space Heating in ~enviro

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    I need to do more work with the ceiling fan switches -- I've heard what you're saying before, but I can never remember which is for summer and winter. Thanks for the help!

    I need to do more work with the ceiling fan switches -- I've heard what you're saying before, but I can never remember which is for summer and winter. Thanks for the help!

    1 vote
  17. Comment on The 'this is fine' bias in cable news in ~tv

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    I feel like this needs a (2017) tag. Not because it's less true now, just because it's gotten possibly worse.

    I feel like this needs a (2017) tag. Not because it's less true now, just because it's gotten possibly worse.

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

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    Ah. That's party of the problem for me...I don't know anyone else who uses Linux, at all, much less containers. I still need to read your post by the way.

    Ah. That's party of the problem for me...I don't know anyone else who uses Linux, at all, much less containers. I still need to read your post by the way.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Rethinking Space Heating in ~enviro

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    Hm, you know that's a good point. I hadn't thought my feelings were cultural, thanks for the perspective. Maybe I ought to try more variety in my home temps!

    Hm, you know that's a good point. I hadn't thought my feelings were cultural, thanks for the perspective. Maybe I ought to try more variety in my home temps!

    1 vote
  20. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Cool, thanks! -- I'll give it a read over lunch. It looks like (from a cursory glance) that you use containers in your personal life? Like I said, I'll read your full post, but I'm just talking...

    Cool, thanks! -- I'll give it a read over lunch. It looks like (from a cursory glance) that you use containers in your personal life? Like I said, I'll read your full post, but I'm just talking out loud here.

    1 vote