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  1. Comment on RadioShack would like to clarify that its Twitter account wasn’t hacked. It just sells crypto now. in ~tech

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    Alibaba is pretty awesome for DIY electronics, too, particularly if you enjoy a little bit of gambling.

    Alibaba is pretty awesome for DIY electronics, too, particularly if you enjoy a little bit of gambling.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on What’s something about you that people don’t often believe is true? in ~talk

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    What do you do when you sing along to an explicit song and reach a profane verse?

    What do you do when you sing along to an explicit song and reach a profane verse?

    3 votes
  3. Comment on The timeless nihilism of Se7en: Released twenty-five years ago, David Fincher's film is a crushing look at just how meaningless life can be in ~movies

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    Sounds like I need to watch Workaholics, too.

    "Oh, wow, it's always been Gs in my book. Uh, let me change that." *pulls out book and pen*

    Sounds like I need to watch Workaholics, too.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on The battle over dyslexia: It was once a widely accepted way of explaining why some children struggled to read and write. But some experts have begun to question the existence of dyslexia itself in ~life

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    Speaking from my own personal experience, it seems that many psychological diagnoses have this effect on children and adults alike. Speaking from that same experience, however, it seems that they...

    Children who get diagnosed have their frustrations start to sublimate and they can finally concentrate on learning. They get a whole lot of support that they likely did not have before.

    Speaking from my own personal experience, it seems that many psychological diagnoses have this effect on children and adults alike. Speaking from that same experience, however, it seems that they can sometimes achieve the opposite, discouraging further growth rather than facilitating it (e.g. "Now that I know I have dyslexia, I know that I'll never be able to read," or "I'll start working on passing my classes only after I've cured my depression."). In the absence of actual data, I'm fairly torn on whether I support the practice of diagnosing mental health issues, but I believe that for myself, at least, it's done slightly more good than harm.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Tildes Census Deep Dive - What do you dislike about tildes? in ~tildes

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    Challenge those feelings; optimize for information density over comment length. Not only will you save everyone time but you will also, in the majority of cases, make yourself better understood....

    Challenge those feelings; optimize for information density over comment length. Not only will you save everyone time but you will also, in the majority of cases, make yourself better understood. This is one of my favorite quotes, and it applies just as well to this very comment as it did to Blaise's letter:

    I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter.
    — Blaise Pascal

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Pastor who claimed to cure coronavirus with faith dies of coronavirus in ~health.coronavirus

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    It worries me deeply that many people will read this story and come to that conclusion.

    It worries me deeply that many people will read this story and come to that conclusion.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on A psychiatric diagnosis can be more than an unkind ‘label’ in ~health

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    Thanks for all the resources! These definitely provide a lot of useful context for considering the arguments in the article. If you don't mind me asking, what's your relationship to the topic?

    Thanks for all the resources! These definitely provide a lot of useful context for considering the arguments in the article. If you don't mind me asking, what's your relationship to the topic?

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Good domain registrars? in ~comp

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    Looks like we're in the same boat! I bought my domain, cosmo.red, from Gandi before transferring it to Cloudflare. Once names.sr.ht launches, I think I'll finally be able to settle down for good.

    Looks like we're in the same boat! I bought my domain, cosmo.red, from Gandi before transferring it to Cloudflare. Once names.sr.ht launches, I think I'll finally be able to settle down for good.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    "Y'all" is just as reasonable a contraction as "I'm," "can't," etc.. Y'all English speakers are crazy for failing to invent and popularize a plural "you."

    "Y'all" is just as reasonable a contraction as "I'm," "can't," etc.. Y'all English speakers are crazy for failing to invent and popularize a plural "you."

    20 votes
  10. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    Taylor ham is the best meat in New Jersey, and pork roll does not exist.

    Taylor ham is the best meat in New Jersey, and pork roll does not exist.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    Any recommendations?

    Any recommendations?

    2 votes
  12. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Cube World. I'm somewhat disappointed by the new leveling mechanism.

    Cube World. I'm somewhat disappointed by the new leveling mechanism.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What keyboard shortcut was a game changer for you? in ~tech

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    I'd say the biggest game changer wasn't any one shortcut but finally making the switch to a proper window manager. Sway and i3 have completely transformed my workflow, and I'm using my computer in...

    I'd say the biggest game changer wasn't any one shortcut but finally making the switch to a proper window manager. Sway and i3 have completely transformed my workflow, and I'm using my computer in ways I never considered possible.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What keyboard shortcut was a game changer for you? in ~tech

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    This is why I love Neovim; all my scripts are in Python!

    This is why I love Neovim; all my scripts are in Python!

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Is a separate account for normal discussion vs discussion of my projects allowed? in ~tildes

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    Don't do it, man.

    Don't do it, man.

  16. Comment on Do you run any wireless mesh node? in ~tech

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    Of course! Aren't we already doing that? What kind of network are you using to reply to my comment? I certainly don't trust my ISP. Fortunately, encrypted communication protocols like TLS and...

    That goes a little bit against the freedom idea of a mesh network, would you pay to use a unknown network? me neither

    Of course! Aren't we already doing that? What kind of network are you using to reply to my comment? I certainly don't trust my ISP. Fortunately, encrypted communication protocols like TLS and HTTPS make this a non-issue.

    The best scenario would be every client would be a node, unfortunately that's not possible (mobile phones don't have much range and are often limited software wise)

    Agreed, hence why we should pay people to maintain proper networking hardware.