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  1. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Logic - No Pressure (2020) | Spotify album link | YouTube link to one song: Perfect I've listened to this many times over the last few weeks, and if you're a fan of Logic's earlier Under Pressure...

    Logic - No Pressure (2020) | Spotify album link | YouTube link to one song: Perfect
    I've listened to this many times over the last few weeks, and if you're a fan of Logic's earlier Under Pressure album, you'll definitely appreciate it. It's a very nostalgic listen - many beats, samples, and general lyrical flow are reminiscent of (and clear shoutouts to) the earlier record, with the lyrics based around Logic's current experience of having a kid. It's not as good as Under Pressure IMO, but that's a high bar for me - it's one of my favorite albums.

    Fartbarf - Dirty Power (2014) | Spotify album link | YouTube link to one song: Homeless in Heathrow
    I stumbled across this on my Discover Weekly playlist, and have really enjoyed it. I'm not sure how to exactly categorize it, but it's kind of an upbeat outrun album with heavy analog synths and vocoders. If you like the song linked above, you'll like the whole album.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Which podcast is your go-to recommendation to others? in ~talk

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    I've been listening to SGU since you last recommended it a few months ago. It's good, I encourage others to give it a go.

    I've been listening to SGU since you last recommended it a few months ago. It's good, I encourage others to give it a go.

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

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    I'm working on an app that takes a Twitter handle and then creates a private list on your account whose members are the people the given handle are following. Effectively, this lets you browse...

    I'm working on an app that takes a Twitter handle and then creates a private list on your account whose members are the people the given handle are following. Effectively, this lets you browse Twitter from the perspective of another user.

    I find it useful for general discovery (e.g. who is John Carmack following?) and also to get political opinions from the other side - I don't directly follow many conservative pundits, but I do want to read opposing viewpoints.

    This is not a new idea - there's an open source library (twitter goggles) and there used to be a site (otherside.site) that provided this service, but I don't know of a current app that does this.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on Climate change will force a new American migration - Life is becoming increasingly untenable in the hardest-hit areas, which could cause millions of people to relocate in ~enviro

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    People actually like heat? I've lived in Texas for nearly three decades, and summers are feeling noticeably hotter and longer. It's miserable here, and my fiancee and I are planning on moving...

    Similar patterns are evident across the country. Census data shows us how Americans move: toward heat, toward coastlines, toward drought, regardless of evidence of increasing storms and flooding and other disasters.

    People actually like heat? I've lived in Texas for nearly three decades, and summers are feeling noticeably hotter and longer. It's miserable here, and my fiancee and I are planning on moving north in the next couple of years - we like being outside, and it's just unpleasant for a large chunk of the year in both Dallas and Austin.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on Scientific American endorses Joe Biden: We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history—until now in ~science

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    No doubt. John Oliver did a whole piece on this. I think the more difficult hump to overcome is accepting that the views you've held for decades are based on lies you've been told daily.

    No doubt. John Oliver did a whole piece on this. I think the more difficult hump to overcome is accepting that the views you've held for decades are based on lies you've been told daily.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Scientific American endorses Joe Biden: We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history—until now in ~science

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    I take your point, and believe me, I definitely don't want to do anything that could contribute to Trump's re-election. It's a good article, and I'm glad it exists, if for no other reason than...

    I take your point, and believe me, I definitely don't want to do anything that could contribute to Trump's re-election. It's a good article, and I'm glad it exists, if for no other reason than it's eloquent and a good aggregation of sources.

    I'm not trying to convince others to give up hope - however, I really doubt re-hashing Trumps failures is going to change anyone's mind.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Scientific American endorses Joe Biden: We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history—until now in ~science

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    Fair enough - it is indeed notable when institutions break 175 year norms.

    Fair enough - it is indeed notable when institutions break 175 year norms.

    8 votes
  8. Comment on Scientific American endorses Joe Biden: We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history—until now in ~science

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    I think that the Tildes community is so overwhelmingly anti-Trump that these types articles are just re-stating things we already know and won't facilitate any meaningful new conversation. It's...

    I think that the Tildes community is so overwhelmingly anti-Trump that these types articles are just re-stating things we already know and won't facilitate any meaningful new conversation.

    It's increasingly impossible to have a coherent argument with anyone who still supports Trump. I live in Texas, and my parents are brainwashed by Fox News. I've tried several times to articulate just how bad of a person Trump is (with evidence), but they're more concerned about the left wing of the Democratic party using Biden as a puppet to open all the borders and eliminate private property. Also, did you hear Biden groped a little girl? What a sexual molesting creep. Donald Trump, on the other hand, works hard and is eloquent.

    They're both college educated. My dad is a chemical engineer who loves science, and sharing this article with him would achieve absolutely nothing. Cognitive dissonance is incredibly powerful.

    12 votes
  9. Comment on Scientific American endorses Joe Biden: We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history—until now in ~science

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    This was a well written article with a ton of cited sources. It will change zero votes.

    This was a well written article with a ton of cited sources.

    It will change zero votes.

    18 votes
  10. Comment on My startup (Buderflys) has made it to the semi-finals of Denver Startup week. Any chance you would vote for us? in ~misc

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    Looks awesome, voted for you. Good luck!

    Looks awesome, voted for you. Good luck!

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Assuming you're talking about this microcenter, man, that is the best place to buy computer parts. Their prices are insane (usually lower than Newegg and Amazon), and I can go pick it up with a 30...

    Assuming you're talking about this microcenter, man, that is the best place to buy computer parts. Their prices are insane (usually lower than Newegg and Amazon), and I can go pick it up with a 30 minute drive.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on How does Tildes enable you to express yourself in contrast to reddit/other? in ~tildes

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    Same for me. Tildes feels more intimate than most online communities - it's a dive bar, not a huge nightclub.

    Same for me. Tildes feels more intimate than most online communities - it's a dive bar, not a huge nightclub.

    7 votes
  13. Comment on The path to autocracy; A second Trump term will leave America’s political system and culture looking even more like Orbán’s Hungary in ~misc

  14. Comment on We don’t know how to warn you any harder. America is dying in ~misc

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    My comment was more directed at the legal continuation of his presidency in case he wins. I don't want to live in a country that elects Trump twice.

    My comment was more directed at the legal continuation of his presidency in case he wins. I don't want to live in a country that elects Trump twice.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on We don’t know how to warn you any harder. America is dying in ~misc

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    Move to Canada? That's my plan anyways.

    Move to Canada? That's my plan anyways.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on The Anti-Capitalist Software License has a goal of "contributing to a world beyond capitalism" in ~tech

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    I didn't say anything about this specific license. I said that, broadly, I'm open to the idea that I, as an author of software whose source code I'm publishing for consumption, should be able to...

    I didn't say anything about this specific license.

    I said that, broadly, I'm open to the idea that I, as an author of software whose source code I'm publishing for consumption, should be able to restrict entities whose mission is antithetical to my moral values from benefiting from my work.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on The Anti-Capitalist Software License has a goal of "contributing to a world beyond capitalism" in ~tech

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    I'd certainly be open to licensing open source libraries I write with some version of a "do no harm" license. For example, I'd be OK with restricting ICE from using anything I write.

    I'd certainly be open to licensing open source libraries I write with some version of a "do no harm" license. For example, I'd be OK with restricting ICE from using anything I write.

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

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    That feels uncomfortable to me. Instead, I use Karabiner on MacOS and dual-key-remap on Windows to rebind Caps Lock to Control when held, or Escape as a single press. I spend my day in vim, and...

    That feels uncomfortable to me. Instead, I use Karabiner on MacOS and dual-key-remap on Windows to rebind Caps Lock to Control when held, or Escape as a single press. I spend my day in vim, and this is invaluable.

  19. In what small ways are you considerate towards others?

    I haven't been able to get samfundssind out of my head since reading the article. It's the polar opposite of what you see in a lot of the US, and I wish that more people in this country weren't...

    I haven't been able to get samfundssind out of my head since reading the article. It's the polar opposite of what you see in a lot of the US, and I wish that more people in this country weren't selfish assholes. It blows my mind that people are unwilling to make such small personal sacrifices, like wearing a mask, for the benefit of their neighbors.

    On that note, what are some small, self-imposed inconveniences you put up with to improve the lives of others?

    I'll start: if I'm pulling up to a red light in the right-most lane and there's a car behind me, I'll always move over to the left. There's a chance they want to make a right turn, and there's no need for them to wait behind me for the light to cycle.

    18 votes
  20. Comment on How will voting by mail work for you? in ~talk

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    Given the recent (and almost certainly upcoming) shenanigans at the USPS, I would strongly recommend using a ballot dropbox if you're able to. The more of us that are able to do that, the better:...

    Given the recent (and almost certainly upcoming) shenanigans at the USPS, I would strongly recommend using a ballot dropbox if you're able to. The more of us that are able to do that, the better: it's less likely your vote will get lost, and it also frees up resources for others who are unable to use a dropbox.

    16 votes