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

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    I think Into the Void is the heaviest.

    I think Into the Void is the heaviest.

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

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    As a kid (under 7) I listened to a lot to Pink Floyd - even though I didn't understand anything besides the instrumental part of the music - because my dad was listening to them. This was somewhat...

    As a kid (under 7) I listened to a lot to Pink Floyd - even though I didn't understand anything besides the instrumental part of the music - because my dad was listening to them. This was somewhat rare in communist Romania. Then, little by little, I was introduced to Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix and so on. Around 10yo, being home alone, I took one of my father's reels (we had a soviet Mayak 203) and listened to it. I was blown away by the style. I think I listened to it for 3-4 hours until my father came home and asked him who they were and he told me "Black Sabbath". Since then I consider them one of my favorites. Growing up and becoming a metalhead I realized I wasn't the only one who appreciated them and understood how influential they were... /story

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  3. Comment on What are three things you wanna do once the pandemic is over? in ~talk

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    You should change the URL for boardgamearena. I clicked on that and it took me to a "trap site" that links further to who knows what.

    You should change the URL for boardgamearena. I clicked on that and it took me to a "trap site" that links further to who knows what.

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  4. Comment on Does the ISS have any procedures in place for alien contact? in ~space

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    Wow. Nice series of shorts! Thanks for pointing it out.

    I really like the short story Three Worlds Collide and the book Blindsight for their examples of how different alien life could be and how disruptive meeting it could be.

    Wow. Nice series of shorts! Thanks for pointing it out.

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  5. Comment on Got any new electronics? Tell me about them! in ~talk

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    Great! I'm also using Linux and heard that brother has good support.

    Great! I'm also using Linux and heard that brother has good support.

  6. Comment on Got any new electronics? Tell me about them! in ~talk

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    What model is the Brother printer?

    What model is the Brother printer?

  7. Comment on Tesla included in J.D. Power survey for the first time, and it’s bad in ~tech

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    Kia, and korean manufacturers in general, are some of the fastest adopters of technology. Kia cee'd has USB drive support in their car player in 2005, when most other makers had only audio CD.

    Kia, and korean manufacturers in general, are some of the fastest adopters of technology. Kia cee'd has USB drive support in their car player in 2005, when most other makers had only audio CD.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What is Juneteenth and why is everybody talking about it this year? in ~news

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    Why Canadian audiences only? I'm in Europe and the last few days I was assaulted by this word! :-D

    Why Canadian audiences only? I'm in Europe and the last few days I was assaulted by this word! :-D

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  9. Comment on The coronavirus killed American exceptionalism in ~health.coronavirus

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    It was dead a long time ago.

    It was dead a long time ago.

  10. Comment on How can I save more money on razors? in ~life

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    It's /r/wicked_edge it seems. I lurked that sub for some time, but totally forgot about it lately. Thanks for reminding me ;-)

    It's /r/wicked_edge it seems. I lurked that sub for some time, but totally forgot about it lately. Thanks for reminding me ;-)

    1 vote
  11. Comment on The bashtop resource monitor is a work of art in ~comp

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    I tested it for 10 minutes... seems kind of slow. It's nice, but a bit too 'graphical' for what it wants to do. I prefer htop anytime.

    I tested it for 10 minutes... seems kind of slow. It's nice, but a bit too 'graphical' for what it wants to do. I prefer htop anytime.

  12. 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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  13. 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.

  14. 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).
    
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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