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  1. Comment on I made my first knife in ~creative

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    Thank you for the detailed answer!

    Thank you for the detailed answer!

    2 votes
  2. Comment on I made my first knife in ~creative

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    Looks nice! What was the reason for hitting it with the ball hammer, was that just for aesthetics or did it do something to the structure of the steel?

    Looks nice! What was the reason for hitting it with the ball hammer, was that just for aesthetics or did it do something to the structure of the steel?

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Recommend me a song based just on one line (or couplet) in its lyrics. in ~music

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    Woke from the dream and I was old, staring at the ass crack of dawn, Walked these streets up and down, looking for Paul Simon song details This is from Horseshoe Crabs by Hop Along, an incredibly...

    Woke from the dream and I was old, staring at the ass crack of dawn,
    Walked these streets up and down, looking for Paul Simon

    song details This is from Horseshoe Crabs by Hop Along, an incredibly sad true story of a song. It’s about Jackson C. Frank, a folk singer in the 60’s who had a hit (Blues Run the Game, produced by Paul Simon), but then fell into depression and faded into obscurity. His life seemed to consist of one devastatingly sad event after another, including: his school burning down when he was 11; having his eye shot out by kids messing with a BB gun; going back to NYC and just wandering the streets, hoping to run into Paul Simon (the incident those lines are about). I guess it’s not a very uplifting message, but I think it speaks to a fear a lot of people have of waking up one day and finding that your life has run away from you without you noticing (see also: Pink Floyd - Time). Also, I love the ‘ass crack of dawn’ wordplay.
    2 votes
  4. Comment on What are some non-English words that you believe would be good candidates for inclusion in English dictionaries? in ~humanities

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    A similar one, also in German funnily enough, is Handy for mobile phone

    A similar one, also in German funnily enough, is Handy for mobile phone

  5. Comment on The new Atari console, Atari VCS, will offer 80/20 revenue split for developers and run standard Linux games in ~games

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    We’ve seen a lot of these indie-funded retro consoles in the last few years flop spectacularly. The Ouya was cited as a specific example that Atari wanted to learn from, and while I’d imagine that...

    We’ve seen a lot of these indie-funded retro consoles in the last few years flop spectacularly. The Ouya was cited as a specific example that Atari wanted to learn from, and while I’d imagine that their experience and name recognition in video games will give them a boost, I can’t help but feel this will go the same way. I’d love to be proven wrong though

    2 votes
  6. Comment on New music from Squarepusher - Vortrack [Fracture Remix] in ~music

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    Sick. Seems to be coming at just the right time as well, there's been a big outflow of creativity from this kind of rave / dnb / hardcore sound coming through. Guys like Overmono, Special Request,...

    Sick. Seems to be coming at just the right time as well, there's been a big outflow of creativity from this kind of rave / dnb / hardcore sound coming through. Guys like Overmono, Special Request, and Joy Orbison are making (imo) some of the most exciting electronic music out there

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

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    Do you have any examples on hand? Seems like an interesting project, even if it didn't work perfectly

    Do you have any examples on hand? Seems like an interesting project, even if it didn't work perfectly

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What's your favorite track from Africa? in ~music

  9. Comment on What editor/IDE do you use? in ~comp

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    Wow, can you read my mind? I was just thinking today that I’d love to use vim bindings in VS Code

    Wow, can you read my mind? I was just thinking today that I’d love to use vim bindings in VS Code

    1 vote
  10. Comment on SOPHIE: "Burn Rubber" ft. Sarah Midori Perry in ~music

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

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    If you’re interested, he did an episode of the podcast Song Exploder here where he talks about the process behind writing one of his tracks.

    If you’re interested, he did an episode of the podcast Song Exploder here where he talks about the process behind writing one of his tracks.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Ireland to ban new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030 in ~enviro

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    Wow. That's quite surprising for me, given we have a) really poor electric car infrastructure, and b) really really poor public transport infrastructure. I'd be delighted to be proven wrong, but I...

    Wow. That's quite surprising for me, given we have a) really poor electric car infrastructure, and b) really really poor public transport infrastructure. I'd be delighted to be proven wrong, but I can't see how they can hit this goal in such a short timespan

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What are your pet peeves? in ~talk

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    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a non-paid trolley here in Ireland, and yet people still find ways to take them away and throw them into canals, lakes, public parks etc. etc...

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a non-paid trolley here in Ireland, and yet people still find ways to take them away and throw them into canals, lakes, public parks etc. etc...

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What are your pet peeves? in ~talk

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    You might be interested in reading about Socrates, one of the OG Greek philosophers. Supposedly, the Oracle of Delphi (a manifestation of the god Apollo, and said to always give true predictions)...

    You might be interested in reading about Socrates, one of the OG Greek philosophers. Supposedly, the Oracle of Delphi (a manifestation of the god Apollo, and said to always give true predictions) was asked if there was anyone wiser than Socrates; the Oracle responded ‘No’. Socrates was shocked by this, and seeking to prove the Oracle wrong, went around Athens seeking out people with expertise in various disciplines; politicians, poets, craftsmen. Clearly these people were wiser than him, since they had expertise in some discipline that he didn’t. But he found that all of them assumed their narrow area of expertise gave them license to talk about all sorts of things they knew nothing about. Therefore, he concluded, the reason Socrates was the wisest was paradoxically because he was the only one who really knew how ignorant he was.

    As you’ve noticed, this is still common today, which is pretty funny because he lived 2,500 years ago!

    5 votes
  15. Comment on The rise of progressive occultism in ~humanities

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    Completely tangentially, Arthur Lipp-Bonewits is an amazing name and I am quite frankly jealous

    Completely tangentially, Arthur Lipp-Bonewits is an amazing name and I am quite frankly jealous

    2 votes
  16. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I recently got into LCD Soundsystem. I honestly don’t know why I avoided these guys for so long, this is exactly the kind of music I love. I have had Electric Lady Sessions on repeat the last few...

    I recently got into LCD Soundsystem. I honestly don’t know why I avoided these guys for so long, this is exactly the kind of music I love. I have had Electric Lady Sessions on repeat the last few days.

    As well as that, Jai Paul’s new single ‘Do You Love Her Now / He’ is an absolute cracker. I’m not normally one to go for these comparisons, but it really does remind me of a kind of Prince / Tame Impala / D’Angelo hybrid; ie. absolutely sick

  17. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I don’t know the first thing about BMX, but that looks fun as hell! Is there purpose-built bike places, or would you normally just go to a skate park and use the stuff there? Again, I don’t know...

    I don’t know the first thing about BMX, but that looks fun as hell! Is there purpose-built bike places, or would you normally just go to a skate park and use the stuff there? Again, I don’t know shit about this stuff

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Do you practice any form of meditation? in ~talk

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    Wow, I’d never heard of a silent retreat before, but it seems like a really interesting idea. What initially prompted you to take part in one?

    Wow, I’d never heard of a silent retreat before, but it seems like a really interesting idea. What initially prompted you to take part in one?

    4 votes
  19. Comment on What's your aesthetic? in ~talk

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    Did you hear his most recent single? What do you think of how his (dare I say it?) aesthetic has changed in the years since Untrue?

    Did you hear his most recent single? What do you think of how his (dare I say it?) aesthetic has changed in the years since Untrue?

    1 vote
  20. Comment on What's your aesthetic? in ~talk

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    What's your favourite bit of bar trivia?

    What's your favourite bit of bar trivia?