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  1. Comment on What are some great songs from your homeland? in ~talk

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    So, I'll start with a short story: I watched the TV series Beforeigners two weeks ago and I liked the soundtrack for it, but at the end of each episode I was struck by one instrument I was hearing...

    So, I'll start with a short story: I watched the TV series Beforeigners two weeks ago and I liked the soundtrack for it, but at the end of each episode I was struck by one instrument I was hearing and the playing style seemed familiar, so I watched the score at the end and managed to see that it was indeed what I thought: a caval (or kaval), a type of flute used in Romanian folk music. So I went on facebook and asked the artist (who is Norwegian) and he confirmed he played the caval and his inspiration was Romanian folk music.

    So, one of the most recognizable music in Romanian folk is the "doina" and it's often accompanied with a caval and sounds like this: Old drafting song. It's usually a sorrowful type of music, and it's very improvisational. It sounds different from region to region, but at the same time sound very similar.

    Also, hearing the tune in the TV series, I instantly thought of one of the greatest rock bands in Romania, Phoenix, which used the caval (and other traditional instruments) in their music. Here's the instrument used in their song Strunga. Also by Phoenix I love Nunta / The wedding which I used as the intro song to my own wedding.

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  2. Comment on What's the Coronavirus like where you are? in ~talk

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    In Romania some shitty "reporters" emptied a full shelf just for this. They even got in /r/trashy. But, as you say, there's a subdued panic for the moment.

    In Romania some shitty "reporters" emptied a full shelf just for this. They even got in /r/trashy. But, as you say, there's a subdued panic for the moment.

  3. Comment on Lilliputian: A Mobile Client for Tiny Tiny RSS in ~comp

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    Here's the error from the console (you guessed right): 16:10:34.647 Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote resource at...

    Here's the error from the console (you guessed right):

    16:10:34.647 Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote resource at https://tt-rss.nixnet.xyz/api/index.php. (Reason: CORS header ‘Access-Control-Allow-Origin’ missing).
    
  4. Comment on Lilliputian: A Mobile Client for Tiny Tiny RSS in ~comp

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    I'm not hosting my tt-rss. I got an account with tt-rss.nixnet.xyz, so I can't change the config.php part. Also, I'm not using a reverse proxy. I hoped it would work if I installed it on my local...
    1. I'm not hosting my tt-rss. I got an account with tt-rss.nixnet.xyz, so I can't change the config.php part.

    2. Also, I'm not using a reverse proxy.

    3. I hoped it would work if I installed it on my local desktop and pointed the .env variable to the actual tt-rss URL.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Lilliputian: A Mobile Client for Tiny Tiny RSS in ~comp

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    Found the serve binary, but nothing happens when I try to log in. No loading, no progress, nothing in the CLI (even with serve -d to debug).

    Found the serve binary, but nothing happens when I try to log in. No loading, no progress, nothing in the CLI (even with serve -d to debug).

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What TV classics are significantly better than the remake? in ~tv

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    I never liked Firefly and I don't get the hype on it. Seems more likeable to audiences in US... or so it seems to me. Maybe it's a cultural thing, but I didn't find it good. After two episodes I...

    I never liked Firefly and I don't get the hype on it. Seems more likeable to audiences in US... or so it seems to me. Maybe it's a cultural thing, but I didn't find it good. After two episodes I was bored.

  7. Comment on Lilliputian: A Mobile Client for Tiny Tiny RSS in ~comp

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    @smores I installed yarn, cloned your repo, built lilliputian and installed serve as described in the README, but how do I run serve? I can't find the binary and have no idea where to look for it.

    @smores I installed yarn, cloned your repo, built lilliputian and installed serve as described in the README, but how do I run serve? I can't find the binary and have no idea where to look for it.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Lilliputian: A Mobile Client for Tiny Tiny RSS in ~comp

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    Holly smokes! Did you live under a rock? Tt-rss is one of the most popular OSS RSS readers that sprung up after the demise of Google reader.

    Holly smokes! Did you live under a rock? Tt-rss is one of the most popular OSS RSS readers that sprung up after the demise of Google reader.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on The laptop market is in an atrocious state in ~tech

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    Thinkpads lately come with shitty displays - just check r/thinkpad to see how many people complain. I can attest to this having received a new T480 late last year at the job instead of an older...

    Thinkpads lately come with shitty displays - just check r/thinkpad to see how many people complain. I can attest to this having received a new T480 late last year at the job instead of an older W540 (which I bought from the company and use it as my personal computer) which had a much better display.

    Also, they had a period when they shipped them with a new model of trackpad - called by people clunkpad - which just sucked. A lot of people (myself included) bought older model trackpads and replaced them.

    Non-modularity is now a problem: less and less modular components can be upgraded. Also, business models don't even get extended batteries (T490 is one of the models).

    And so on...

    5 votes
  10. Comment on More than 50 people died under Victoria's euthanasia scheme during its first six months in ~news

  11. Comment on More than 50 people died under Victoria's euthanasia scheme during its first six months in ~news

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    I'm not an English speaking native, but I consider myself good at it. This title sounds so wrong (doesn't it?). Wouldn't it have been better to say "More than 50 people chose to die under...

    I'm not an English speaking native, but I consider myself good at it. This title sounds so wrong (doesn't it?). Wouldn't it have been better to say "More than 50 people chose to die under Victoria's assisted dying law"?

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

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    I guess it depends on how busy the transport system and the city are. I can't stand hearing all the noise made by 20-30 people in the tram talking on their phones - yes, this is the reality for me...

    I guess it depends on how busy the transport system and the city are. I can't stand hearing all the noise made by 20-30 people in the tram talking on their phones - yes, this is the reality for me in Romania. Also, kids listening to their shitty modern pop at high volume. And don't me started on the insane traffic in Bucharest, where you can hear a siren every 30 seconds. This is why I prefer to listen to my death /doom/progressive /grindcore/metal albums while reading a good sci-fi in public (transport or otherwise).

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

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    Start with "From Mars to Sirius".. then you can go back to "Terra Incognita" (which is more raw/metal) and then try "The Way of All Flesh".

    Start with "From Mars to Sirius".. then you can go back to "Terra Incognita" (which is more raw/metal) and then try "The Way of All Flesh".

  14. Comment on The term ‘oriental’ is outdated, but is it racist? in ~humanities

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    So what? Now it would be racist to be called a westerner?

    So what? Now it would be racist to be called a westerner?

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

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    Gojira too simplistic? What albums have you listened to? Because the last two were indeed a bit more simple, almost "commercial" for me, but the first four albums are amazing and those are the...

    Gojira too simplistic? What albums have you listened to? Because the last two were indeed a bit more simple, almost "commercial" for me, but the first four albums are amazing and those are the real Gojira!

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  16. Comment on Busting the common misconceptions about working from home in ~life

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    This depends a lot on the person. I worked from home for two years and: I wasn't more or less productive. I'd lean into "less productive" if I'd have to analize the situation better. I was more...

    This depends a lot on the person.

    I worked from home for two years and:

    1. I wasn't more or less productive. I'd lean into "less productive" if I'd have to analize the situation better.
    2. I was more antisocial - not that I'm busting with socialization, but I felt more introverted when I worked from home. Even just being surrounded by people - and not necessarily interact with them - boosts my productivity.
    3. Working from the office means commuting, which for me means I have time (30-40 minutes) to read. And I read a lot during commuting, which is a big plus. Related to this: when I worked from home I always ended up starting the TV and watching all sorts of shit.
    4. On the plus side, when I worked from home I just got my first dog - a black Labrador. It was great to see him grow and adapt one to each other. My wife (who wasn't in the scene at the time) always says that she can see the dog was well raised because of that.

    So, yes, I guess it all depends on the personality of each of us.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on What I want to see from 2020 ThinkPads in ~comp

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    I think the most important at this moment is Lenovo to bring back the removable batteries. I just got a T480 at the job and it's OK, but some of my colleagues got the T490 and all of them are very...

    I think the most important at this moment is Lenovo to bring back the removable batteries. I just got a T480 at the job and it's OK, but some of my colleagues got the T490 and all of them are very disappointed with the fact that it doesn't have the removable battery.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on 'All in good time': Brazil teens told not to have sex in ~news

  19. Comment on Iowa Democratic caucus results delayed until Tuesday due to reporting inconsistencies and technical issues with app in ~news

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    Yes, I think I get how it was a good thing 200 years ago when the population was very small, but I think an electoral system should evolve at pace with the progress in society. No election system...

    Yes, I think I get how it was a good thing 200 years ago when the population was very small, but I think an electoral system should evolve at pace with the progress in society. No election system is perfect, but the one in US seems so weird.

    5 votes