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  1. Comment on Sources: Rays to explore playing in Montreal in ~sports

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    Rebirth of the Expos would go over pretty well up there I'm sure!

    Honestly the only way this makes sense to me is if it's some sort of longterm play to move the team to Montreal permanently

    Rebirth of the Expos would go over pretty well up there I'm sure!

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  2. Comment on Tabletop RPGs with kids in ~games

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    I really wanna play Kids on Bikes, it sounds like a blast!

    I really wanna play Kids on Bikes, it sounds like a blast!

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  4. Comment on What's a good way to share mixtapes/playlists with Tildes? Preferably one that's accessible to people who listen to music in different ways. in ~music

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    Mixcloud is a pretty good service for this kinda thing -- designed for mixes, actually pays ASPCA licensing fees (i.e., is legit), and their website player works on about everything I've tried it on.

    Mixcloud is a pretty good service for this kinda thing -- designed for mixes, actually pays ASPCA licensing fees (i.e., is legit), and their website player works on about everything I've tried it on.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on The Mysterious And Potentially Revolutionary Celera 500L Aircraft May Fly Soon in ~tech

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    Not often you see a novel aircraft design, thanks for sharing! Aiming for 10x fuel efficiency increase seems like it might be a bit of wishful thinking, but even if they only manage to get that to...

    Not often you see a novel aircraft design, thanks for sharing! Aiming for 10x fuel efficiency increase seems like it might be a bit of wishful thinking, but even if they only manage to get that to 5x, it would still be huge in the business jet space. Pusher propeller too! So cool

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Baldur's Gate III - Announcement Trailer in ~games

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    Very very true. I've had some luck of late simply convincing friends and acquaintances to start playing RPGs, rather than going the /r/lfg (or other) route. As always, I think the most important...

    Even without these considerations, it's always hard finding adults to play.

    Very very true. I've had some luck of late simply convincing friends and acquaintances to start playing RPGs, rather than going the /r/lfg (or other) route.

    As always, I think the most important thing is to talk about what kind of game you want to play before you start playing (e.g., something like this)

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Baldur's Gate III - Announcement Trailer in ~games

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    You might dig powered by the apocalypse (PTBA) style games, they're designed around a much much simpler rule set. In particular, Monster of the Week is geared around Cthulhu type monster hunts,...

    You might dig powered by the apocalypse (PTBA) style games, they're designed around a much much simpler rule set. In particular, Monster of the Week is geared around Cthulhu type monster hunts, there's probably other good fits as well.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Trump: NHS must be on the table in US-UK trade talks in ~news

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    Well, from what I can see public approval of the NHS has been falling recently, but is still around 53% approve, 30% disapprove (Fig. 1). Which sounds not so great, until you see that those...

    Well, from what I can see public approval of the NHS has been falling recently, but is still around 53% approve, 30% disapprove (Fig. 1). Which sounds not so great, until you see that those numbers are flipped for American opinion of the US healthcare system. Not sure if there are numbers out there for UK opinion of US healthcare, would be interested to see.

    Compare that with the essentially 50/50 split on public polling data pre-Brexit, and Brexit seems way more likely than a privatized NHS does at the moment. Lord help you all in the UK if the propaganda train really gets rolling on privatization though :p

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Trump: NHS must be on the table in US-UK trade talks in ~news

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    So this article is about 10% Trump saying "NHS needs to be on the table", and about 90% of this: I have to side with the 90% here, I cannot imagine how any British politician would pitch importing...

    So this article is about 10% Trump saying "NHS needs to be on the table", and about 90% of this:

    Jeremy Hunt, the former health secretary, also ruled it out this week, saying: “I can’t conceive of any future prime minister, for any party, ever agreeing that we would allow NHS procurement to be part of trade talks, because the NHS as a publicly run, publicly owned institution is part of our DNA.”

    I have to side with the 90% here, I cannot imagine how any British politician would pitch importing any bit of the US's incredibly overpriced, unfair, bloated healthcare system and remain in office, even if there is some sector we actually do better here in the US the stigma alone is a deal killer.

    19 votes
  10. Comment on Rust Koans in ~comp

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    That was a great read, thanks!

    That was a great read, thanks!

    1 vote
  11. Comment on GNU Guix 1.0.0 released in ~tech

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    Oh wow, this is really cool! I've been using Conda to achieve something similar, but man does it ever have issues if you run into differing versions of glibc or glibc++. I'll have to check guix out!

    Oh wow, this is really cool! I've been using Conda to achieve something similar, but man does it ever have issues if you run into differing versions of glibc or glibc++. I'll have to check guix out!

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Rahsaan Roland Kirk -- High Heel Sneakers in ~music

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    Nope, hadn't heard that one -- thanks for the rec, been great so far!

    Nope, hadn't heard that one -- thanks for the rec, been great so far!

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou -- Malin Kpon O in ~music

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    The percussionist on that is just absolutely killing it.

    The percussionist on that is just absolutely killing it.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou -- Malin Kpon O in ~music

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    I hadn't heard the first compilation! The TP Orchestre has a vast (for afro-beat actually recorded in Africa from the 70's anyways) catalog, always great to catch more. The song Dis Moi La Verite...

    I hadn't heard the first compilation! The TP Orchestre has a vast (for afro-beat actually recorded in Africa from the 70's anyways) catalog, always great to catch more. The song Dis Moi La Verite is a particular toe-tapper there.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Rahsaan Roland Kirk -- High Heel Sneakers in ~music

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    The marriage of the band Stuff to the incredible horn of RRK. A very different sound on this album than most in his discography, full of funk and grooves. Also check out the cover of The Entertainer

    The marriage of the band Stuff to the incredible horn of RRK. A very different sound on this album than most in his discography, full of funk and grooves. Also check out the cover of The Entertainer

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou -- Malin Kpon O in ~music

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    Killer funky track off a compilation of the magnificent TP Orchestre Poly-Rhthmo de Cotonou. Also check Noude Ma Gnin Tche De Me (among others)

    Killer funky track off a compilation of the magnificent TP Orchestre Poly-Rhthmo de Cotonou. Also check Noude Ma Gnin Tche De Me (among others)

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Amazon to launch 3,236 satellites into orbit for global broadband project in ~tech

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    Neat-o! So if we drop the satellite cost an order of magnitude, we're down to ~8$ a person!

    Neat-o! So if we drop the satellite cost an order of magnitude, we're down to ~8$ a person!

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Amazon to launch 3,236 satellites into orbit for global broadband project in ~tech

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    So I was actually curious and ran the math: Satellite launches range between 10-400 million $. I would guess their satellites probably wouldn't be in the higher end as 3000+ similar or identical...

    So I was actually curious and ran the math:

    • Satellite launches range between 10-400 million $. I would guess their satellites probably wouldn't be in the higher end as 3000+ similar or identical satellites seems like you'd at least save a bunch of money on design / economy of scale. So let's call this 50 million dollars a satellite edit: /u/Blake suggests below that this will be more like 5 million per satellite.
    • 3236 satellites per the article
    • Guessing the number of taxpayers in the world is significantly harder -- only around 2% of people in India pay income taxes, where about 56% pay income taxes in America. Let's just take a wild ass estimate and say 30% of the world pays an income tax, though I suspect it may be lower than this, given the proportion of the world living in poverty

    This gives us ~7.7$ a tax payer, so no quite fractions of a cent, but not totally unreasonable either.

    Play with the numbers as desired

    8 votes