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  1. Comment on If you could completely refresh something and rebuild it from the ground up, what would it be and why? in ~talk

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    LaTeX is unmatched for its precision and extensibility, but requires hacks upon hacks to get to a comfortable position in it. Competing compilers, built on top of a language that hasn't been...

    LaTeX is unmatched for its precision and extensibility, but requires hacks upon hacks to get to a comfortable position in it. Competing compilers, built on top of a language that hasn't been written in years, lack of unicode support, obtuse syntax, a nearly 2GB "minimal" install size on macOS... its a mess.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Elizabeth Warren is ending her presidential campaign in ~news

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    I am really quite surprised that Warren is popular here on tildes... I would've thought Bernie would be the only reasonable candidate to most here, but perhaps I am under the illusion of my hard...

    I am really quite surprised that Warren is popular here on tildes... I would've thought Bernie would be the only reasonable candidate to most here, but perhaps I am under the illusion of my hard leftist bubble. Warren to me embodies this Žižek quote:

    The new ethos of global responsibility is thus able to put capitalism to work as the most efficient instrument of the common good. The basic ideological dispositif of capitalism—we can call it “instrumental reason,” “technological exploitation,” “individualist greed,” or whatever we like—is separated from its concrete socio-economic conditions (capitalist relations of production) and conceived of as an autonomous life or “existential” attitude which should (and can) be overcome by a new more “spiritual” outlook, leaving these very capitalist relations intact.

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

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    Congrats!! Best of Luck to both of you! :)

    Congrats!! Best of Luck to both of you! :)

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

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    I'm a Registration Officer for the upcoming Canadian Election on Monday, I'm studying the material I need to know for that; also working two eight hour shifts at my normal retail job! I'm going to...
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    I'm a Registration Officer for the upcoming Canadian Election on Monday, I'm studying the material I need to know for that; also working two eight hour shifts at my normal retail job! I'm going to be busy. Also hunting for my AirPods case which has inexplicably disappeared.

    11 votes
  5. Comment on LGBTQ individuals, how's life? in ~lgbt

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    Thanks for this. I’m aware of that and it gives me a bit of peace of mind, however I am planning to get tested regardless.

    Thanks for this. I’m aware of that and it gives me a bit of peace of mind, however I am planning to get tested regardless.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Reddit has quarantined /r/The_Donald in ~tech

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    Thank you for clarifying. The name is clearly not in the best taste, especially for a website which is overwhelmingly used by white Americans.

    Thank you for clarifying. The name is clearly not in the best taste, especially for a website which is overwhelmingly used by white Americans.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Reddit has quarantined /r/The_Donald in ~tech

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    Was there a public reason given why that water subreddit was quarantined? I haven't really been following it but I thought it was merely just... praising water? Or is it something more malicious?

    Was there a public reason given why that water subreddit was quarantined? I haven't really been following it but I thought it was merely just... praising water? Or is it something more malicious?

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Reddit has quarantined /r/The_Donald in ~tech

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    So right. I mean, one side of the political spectrum is very clearly wants to benefit massive corporations whilst the other, not so much. It's not really just "wherever the wind blows."

    So right. I mean, one side of the political spectrum is very clearly wants to benefit massive corporations whilst the other, not so much. It's not really just "wherever the wind blows."

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What are some quality mobile games? in ~games

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    I'm not who you asked, but I've beaten Downwell several times so I hope I can give some advice. These is the way I used to win, but you can obviously adapt it to your style. Use the boulder style....

    I'm not who you asked, but I've beaten Downwell several times so I hope I can give some advice. These is the way I used to win, but you can obviously adapt it to your style.

    • Use the boulder style. Floaty is nice, but you need to get used to moving quickly through levels and not landing on every enemy you see
    • Combos are important, but not as important as health. If you're about to take a high risk to keep your combo, rethink it.
    • Focus on powerups that affect the gameplay. Membership card/Apple/ etc. are useful, but you won't need them if you're powerful enough to not lose a life each level.
    • Get used to playing with all the gun modules, and always pick them up for the perks.
    3 votes
  10. Comment on Fantastic Man: Steve Lacy in ~music

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    Side note: I understand that the title might be considered abrasive but FANTASTIC MAN is stylized in uppercase by the publication

    Side note: I understand that the title might be considered abrasive but FANTASTIC MAN is stylized in uppercase by the publication

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Apple denies Spotify's "unfair play" claim in ~tech

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    In my opinion, this is a rather large deal. This isn't simply a PR skirmish, Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint to the European Commission about what they consider unfair play on Apple's part....

    In my opinion, this is a rather large deal. This isn't simply a PR skirmish, Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint to the European Commission about what they consider unfair play on Apple's part. Apple has long been a "closed ecosystem" in terms of OS integration with competing products as opposed to their own (especially in iOS).

    8 votes
  12. Comment on What products do you absolutely love? in ~talk

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    Other than the price-tag, what gripes do you have? I’ve generally found for things I care about (performance, design, privacy), Apple is usually ahead of the competition, at least with their...

    Other than the price-tag, what gripes do you have? I’ve generally found for things I care about (performance, design, privacy), Apple is usually ahead of the competition, at least with their mobile products.

  13. Comment on VLC on iOS - Late to the party on this but I have to GUSH! in ~tech

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    Personally I've found Infuse to be a much better experience than VLC on iOS. You can pass files through a wired connection without iTunes (good for linux), and I like the interface a lot better....

    Personally I've found Infuse to be a much better experience than VLC on iOS. You can pass files through a wired connection without iTunes (good for linux), and I like the interface a lot better. However, it's not open source.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Experimenting with some changes to information that's displayed on topics, and some other tweaks in ~tildes.official

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    Without needing to comb through the commits (I'm not very familiar with python), I'm curious as to how you're calculating word-count for a large number of sites. Is there an external API you're...

    Without needing to comb through the commits (I'm not very familiar with python), I'm curious as to how you're calculating word-count for a large number of sites. Is there an external API you're using for this? Or are you using something like beautifulsoup and guessing at html elements that contain the article's content?

    5 votes
  15. Comment on art is trash. in ~creative

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    I just realized that you mentioned you were drunk at the top of this post, apologies for not reading this the first time through.

    I just realized that you mentioned you were drunk at the top of this post, apologies for not reading this the first time through.

    3 votes