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  1. Comment on China launches main part of its first permanent space station in ~space

  2. Comment on The legendary Commando raid at St. Nazaire | The greatest raid of all time in ~humanities

  3. Comment on Shingai - Echoes of You (2020) in ~music

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    TBH, the Noisette's albums were pretty hit or miss for me, but damn, that Atticus performance was great. After listening to it, Shingai's solo album was also a bit hit or miss for me too,...

    TBH, the Noisette's albums were pretty hit or miss for me, but damn, that Atticus performance was great.

    After listening to it, Shingai's solo album was also a bit hit or miss for me too, unfortunately. I enjoyed Echoes Of You (which is why I was so hopeful for the album after listening to your submission), Too Bold, Ghost Town, and Afterglow. However all the other tracks fell really flat for me for some reason. :(

    As for Songlink/Odesli, unfortunately they're not able to automatically provide Bandcamp links like they can for pretty much every other service, due to Bandcamp not having a public API, and its private API basically being useless. They can manually add Bandcamp links upon request from the artist though, which is why some albums have them listed.

  4. Comment on Shingai - Echoes of You (2020) in ~music

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    I knew she looked/sounded familiar! I was just about to do some digging to figure out where I might know her from, but decided to check the comments first instead. Neat. I didn't realize she had a...

    I knew she looked/sounded familiar! I was just about to do some digging to figure out where I might know her from, but decided to check the comments first instead. Neat. I didn't realize she had a solo album either, and will definitely be checking it out now, so thanks for sharing this.

    p.s. Shingai - Too Bold - https://album.link/i/1535168096

    And speaking of the Noisettes, my favorite cover of theirs, for good measure:
    Noisettes - When You Were Young (The Killers cover)

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  5. Comment on Sweet Tooth | Teaser trailer in ~tv

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    The first season of the show only covers the plot up to issue #13, with a few sub-plots taken from later comics (e.g. the Reanimen) thrown-in to round things out. So if you have read past Vol 1 of...

    The first season of the show only covers the plot up to issue #13, with a few sub-plots taken from later comics (e.g. the Reanimen) thrown-in to round things out. So if you have read past Vol 1 of the Compendium edition (which covers #1-47), there shouldn't be any spoilers for you in the show. But regardless, I totally understand wanting to finish the comic first. You really can't go wrong with that.

  6. Comment on Sweet Tooth | Teaser trailer in ~tv

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    Ditto. I also don't know if I will be watching Sweet Tooth after this either. But if I do, it's likely only going to be after some reviews from sources I trust, who know the comic well, manage to...

    Ditto. I also don't know if I will be watching Sweet Tooth after this either. But if I do, it's likely only going to be after some reviews from sources I trust, who know the comic well, manage to assuage my concerns about Netflix having fucked this adaptation up.

    Speaking of pleasant surprises though, Invincible on Amazon is exactly that for me. I absolutely adore the comic and have pretty intense feelings about it, but the new show on Amazon is thankfully great. TBH, it may even be better than the comics! The incredible animation, absolutely top-notch voice acting, and Amazon allowing Robert Kirkman and team to amp things up so far beyond what was shown in the comic, makes it pack a truly devastating emotional punch. So if you haven't watched it yet, you (and @bhrgunatha) should consider checking it out, even if you're also a massive fan of Kirkman and the original comic like I am. It does not disappoint in the slightest.

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  7. Comment on Sweet Tooth | Teaser trailer in ~tv

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    The comic this show is based on was great, and one of the most bizarre titles released by Vertigo. I knew this was in the works, and that Robert Downey Jr. was producing it, but despite being...

    The comic this show is based on was great, and one of the most bizarre titles released by Vertigo. I knew this was in the works, and that Robert Downey Jr. was producing it, but despite being super excited about it I somehow totally missed this trailer drop last week. However, now that I have seen it, I honestly wish I hadn't since it makes it seem like a bog-standard, light-hearted, coming-of-age, fantasy story... which the comic definitely wasn't. And now I'm desperately hoping the trailer isn't a reflection of the actual tone the show will take, and Netflix instead just edited it this way to sell it to unfamiliar audiences... otherwise I'm gonna be absolutely gutted, since the comic was pretty damn twisted and way more depressing in tone.

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  8. Comment on SpaceX Starship prototype makes clean landing in ~space

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    After this landing of SN15 there was a fire visible at the base of the rocket after touchdown, which they apparently didn't manage to extinguish for several minutes. And IIRC, SN10's explosion in...

    After this landing of SN15 there was a fire visible at the base of the rocket after touchdown, which they apparently didn't manage to extinguish for several minutes.

    And IIRC, SN10's explosion in March was due to a methane leak eventually getting ignited by a fire on the rocket skirt, which they still hadn't managed to extinguish 8 minutes after touchdown.

    I ain't no rocket scientist, so whether the above incidents really are evidence that their fire suppression systems are inadequate, I obviously can't speak to definitely... but at least from my total layman's perspective, it certainly does seem like they might be.

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  9. Comment on Linux bans the University of Minnesota for sending intentionally buggy patches in the name of research in ~comp

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    The comment on Patch 3 is particularly noteworthy, IMO.

    The comment on Patch 3 is particularly noteworthy, IMO.

    This patch was quickly recognized by a reviewer to be incorrect, and the reviewer offered up possible changes that the submitter could make in order to turn it into a correct change. These suggestions were ignored by the submitter and no further changes were submitted in this area.

    The maintainer was attempting to mentor an obviously junior contributor, taking time to teach the developer what the proper thing to do here would be, and what is needed in order to have them create a contribution that would be acceptable. The contributor knew that the patch was bad, showing that the researchers were willing to waste the resource that is in shortest supply in our community: the time of reviewers and maintainers. Having this waste of an "effort of someone trying to teach another" be created by an educational institution was especially hurtful to the community and caused many of the bad feelings on the community's side, further amplified by not having any idea which patches out of the hundreds sent by UMN or from new contributors using gmail accounts might be intentionally bad.

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  10. Comment on New York Attorney General issues report detailing millions of fake comments, revealing secret campaign to influence FCC’s 2017 repeal of net neutrality rules in ~tech

  11. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    Never had McGuinness, I don't think, but Disaronno is definitely on the sweeter side of those that I have tried. I enjoy Amaretto too, but honestly don't drink it that often, even though we...

    Never had McGuinness, I don't think, but Disaronno is definitely on the sweeter side of those that I have tried. I enjoy Amaretto too, but honestly don't drink it that often, even though we usually have a bottle sitting in our liquor cabinet for when my Godfather (who adores it) comes over. Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur) is more my jam, since it's especially nice on the rocks after a big meal.

    Edit: Just made myself a Disaronno on the rocks, cuz why not. And yeah, it's ridiculously sweet. Gonna have to let a lot of the ice melt before I will even be able to enjoy it.

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  12. Comment on Marvel Studios' Loki - Official trailer in ~tv

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    Bit of an unexpected update: 'Loki' is coming to Disney+ two days earlier than planned

    Bit of an unexpected update:
    'Loki' is coming to Disney+ two days earlier than planned

    Fittingly enough, given that the main character is the god of mischief, Disney+ has pulled a trick with the Loki release schedule. The next major Marvel show will premiere two days earlier than expected, on June 9th instead of June 11th.

    Episodes will still be released weekly, but on Wednesdays.

  13. Comment on For the first time, researchers have identified the remains of a sailor from the doomed 1845 Franklin expedition of the fabled Northwest Passage in ~humanities

  14. Comment on Ventoy: Multi-ISO bootable USBs in ~comp

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    The site is currently working for me.

    The site is currently working for me.

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  15. Comment on Fox News has aired 126 discussions about trans athletes but referenced only nine trans women athletes -- none of whom dominate their sport in ~lgbt

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    Methodology is at the bottom of the article:

    Methodology is at the bottom of the article:

    Media Matters searched transcripts in the Kinetiq database for all original programming on Fox News Channel for any of the terms or any variations of the terms “transgender,” “trans,” “transphobe,” “transphobic,” “transphobia,” “sex,” “gender identity,” “biological male,” “biological man,” “biological men,” or “biological boy” within close proximity of any of the terms or any variations of the terms “sport,” “athlete,” “athletic,” “competition,” “scholarship,” “unfair,” “advantage,” “dominate,” or “game” or any of the terms “women’s sports,” “girls’ sports,” “Selina Soule,” “Alanna Smith,” “Chelsea Mitchell,” “Mary Gregory,” “Rachel McKinnon,” “female sports,” “identify as a girl," “sports team for women," “sports teams for girls," “identify as women," “identify as a woman," “identify as girl,” or “identify as girls” from January 1, 2019, through March 31, 2021.

    We conducted a similar search of transcripts in the Nexis database for Fox News Channel for all of the above terms during the same time period; however, this search was limited to 5 p.m. to midnight each day, as transcripts for Fox’s daytime programming are not available in Nexis.

    We also searched transcripts in the SnapStream database for all original programming on Fox News Channel for any of the terms or any variations of the terms from January 1 through March 31, 2021.

    We defined segments as instances when trans issues were the stated topic of discussion or when there was significant discussion of trans issues. We defined “significant discussion” as any back-and-forth exchange between two or more people. We included passing mentions that mentioned trans issues as a separate measure in the analysis. We did not include previews or teasers of upcoming segments.

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