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  1. Comment on Strong Bad sings: "You stay out of my cough cloud…" in ~arts

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    Which, is better than Hacker News as it is, at least.

    Which, is better than Hacker News as it is, at least.

  2. Comment on Strong Bad sings: "You stay out of my cough cloud…" in ~arts

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    OK, I do appreciate the attempt to curate aggressively, but if what's considered interesting is that narrow, I think you're going to continue to have a set of boilerplate links with tumbleweed...

    OK, I do appreciate the attempt to curate aggressively, but if what's considered interesting is that narrow, I think you're going to continue to have a set of boilerplate links with tumbleweed discussion. Like Hacker News without commenters.

  3. Comment on Senate Democrats block mammoth coronavirus stimulus package in ~finance

  4. Comment on Strong Bad sings: "You stay out of my cough cloud…" in ~arts

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    So, it's not clear to me: What is the Tildes content hypothesis?

    So, it's not clear to me: What is the Tildes content hypothesis?

  5. Comment on Strong Bad sings: "You stay out of my cough cloud…" in ~arts

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    Meaning, it holds up as a work of art, regardless of what's going on right now.

    Meaning, it holds up as a work of art, regardless of what's going on right now.

  6. Comment on Strong Bad sings: "You stay out of my cough cloud…" in ~arts

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    What category should this be in? This isn't entirely about the coronavirus.

    What category should this be in? This isn't entirely about the coronavirus.

  7. Comment on Strong Bad sings: "You stay out of my cough cloud…" in ~arts

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    (I hate to link to Twitter, but that's the only place you can find it, AFAIK.)

    (I hate to link to Twitter, but that's the only place you can find it, AFAIK.)

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  8. Comment on Supporting artists during the COVID-19 pandemic - Bandcamp will waive their fees for all purchases on May 1, June 5, and July 3 in ~music

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    The numbers tell a remarkable story: on a typical Friday, fans buy about 47,000 items on Bandcamp, but this past Friday, fans bought nearly 800,000, or $4.3 million worth of music and merch....
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  9. Comment on Food safety and coronavirus: A comprehensive guide in ~health.coronavirus

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    Kenji Lopez-Alt wrote this with an expert: I found these parts particularly interesting: And about groceries: This more or less jibes with this NYT article about washing groceries.

    Kenji Lopez-Alt wrote this with an expert:

    To answer these questions, I referenced dozens of articles and scientific reports and enlisted the help of Ben Chapman, a food safety specialist from the North Carolina State University and cohost of Risky or Not and Food Safety Talk.

    I found these parts particularly interesting:

    This 2018 overview of both experimental and observational study of respiratory viruses from the scientific journal Current Opion in Virology (COVIRO) explains that respiratory viruses reproduce along the respiratory tract—a different pathway than the digestive tract food follows when you swallow it.

    And about groceries:

    That said, there are other risks associated with cooking at home, particularly in shopping at supermarkets and handling potentially contaminated food packaging. The cook at your local restaurant most likely follows stricter hygiene and safety protocols than the supermarket worker stocking the shelves. A good rule of thumb is to treat anything that comes into your home from outside, whether food, mail, or other people, as potentially contaminated and act accordingly. Wash your hands after bringing it home, transfer to clean containers and/or sanitize packaging when possible, and wash your hands before, during, and after cooking. (And stop picking your nose.)

    This more or less jibes with this NYT article about washing groceries.

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  10. Comment on How do I get rid of the "new comment" notification? in ~tildes

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    Thank you! I totally expected all of the action links to be on the right side.

    Thank you! I totally expected all of the action links to be on the right side.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Supporting artists during the COVID-19 pandemic - Bandcamp will waive their fees for all purchases on May 1, June 5, and July 3 in ~music

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    Anyone have any recommendations? If you are interested in dungeon synth, I highly recommend you check out and buy Chaucerian Myth's Canterbury Tales, a classic of the genre. It is not available on...

    Anyone have any recommendations?

    If you are interested in dungeon synth, I highly recommend you check out and buy Chaucerian Myth's Canterbury Tales, a classic of the genre. It is not available on other music streaming services.

    Carpenter Brut's Trilogy is a good cinematic synthwave album.

    If you like death metal, the new Blood Incantation is incredible. Great riffs, really uninhibited arrangements.

    Occulting Disk by Deathprod. It's nominally electronic ambient music, but it's not accommodating. It's monumental.

    Then, there's Fumio Miyashita who intended his music to have healing properties. While he may have failed to break the limitations of science there, he did create really good ambient music that does in fact feel pretty good.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on ASCII art and permadeath: the history of roguelike games in ~games

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    I can't help but smile at the classic Mac OS UI presenting a roguelike. I had no idea about a lot of those late '80s/early '90s roguelikes. John Harris wrote a fantastic series of columns on...

    I can't help but smile at the classic Mac OS UI presenting a roguelike. I had no idea about a lot of those late '80s/early '90s roguelikes.

    John Harris wrote a fantastic series of columns on roguelike design. (Disclosure: I'm an internet friend of his.)

    Dungeon Hacks is a good book about roguelike history that has some really good interviews in it.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I have been picking away at getting my 7DRL entry, which is about being a hermit crab from nominally playable to the actual original concept. Also, my five-year-old kid wrote a number-based song,...

    I have been picking away at getting my 7DRL entry, which is about being a hermit crab from nominally playable to the actual original concept.

    Also, my five-year-old kid wrote a number-based song, and I provided guitar accompaniment.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I am into this, particularly the last half bass line! What's making the flanger-ish sounds in the middle?

    I am into this, particularly the last half bass line! What's making the flanger-ish sounds in the middle?

    3 votes
  15. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I just finished reading Exhalation by Ted Chiang. He's a sci-fi author, and it's his latest collection of short stories. Every single one of the stories was good. The big novella in it, the...

    I just finished reading Exhalation by Ted Chiang. He's a sci-fi author, and it's his latest collection of short stories.

    Every single one of the stories was good. The big novella in it, the Lifecycle of Software Objects, was about extremely sophisticated virtual pets. It vigorously explored what might happen if they exists, and as a result, it got disturbing. But I didn't feel any Black Mirror-style "sticking it to the audience" jabs; it all seemed fair.

    Most of the stories were about some sort of difficult situation created by technology or the uncovering of truths, and they all had the effect of getting me to view my own life in a slightly different way.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on What are some good books about pandemics, epidemiology, and/or infectious diseases? in ~books

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    I picked up Global Catastrophic Risks for the chapter on what will happen to the universe long after humans are gone, but I'm now reading the chapter on epidemics. It's interesting how...

    I picked up Global Catastrophic Risks for the chapter on what will happen to the universe long after humans are gone, but I'm now reading the chapter on epidemics. It's interesting how "preventable" many of them were, but of course, people in the midst of them did not have hindsight to convince them.

    It's not a book, but if your local library system offers Kanopy, I highly recommend the Great Courses lecture series on the Black Death. The varied reactions to an incredible (and recurring) death rate was particularly interesting.

    4 votes