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  1. Comment on What tea are yall drinking today? in ~food

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    If only I were so skilled! I hope it was a good experience, even if the teas weren't quite to your taste. (Also, apologies for this very belated response. It has been a busy couple of months and...

    If only I were so skilled!

    I hope it was a good experience, even if the teas weren't quite to your taste.

    (Also, apologies for this very belated response. It has been a busy couple of months and I've had to cut Tildes out to make time for life.)

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Firefox is getting a new logo and wants your feedback in ~tech

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    Much too close to GitLab. I wouldn't be able to tell the difference if it were a favicon, for sure.

    Much too close to GitLab. I wouldn't be able to tell the difference if it were a favicon, for sure.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on What is your favorite anime, and why? in ~anime

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    Have you watched the movies that have come out recently? I haven't seen them yet, but I remember Eva being one of those formative experiences when I was much much younger.

    Have you watched the movies that have come out recently? I haven't seen them yet, but I remember Eva being one of those formative experiences when I was much much younger.

  4. Comment on Casual Conversation thread - for random chit chat and nonsense that doesn't fit elsewhere. in ~talk

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    I'm about ready to tableflip my laptop this week. I bought a new audio interface and it just refuses to play nice with Windows 10. Not only that, but now, plugging the old one back in refuses to...

    I'm about ready to tableflip my laptop this week. I bought a new audio interface and it just refuses to play nice with Windows 10. Not only that, but now, plugging the old one back in refuses to work as well. I'm at my wit's end, with all the uninstalling and reinstalling and Windows Updates and allllllll this BS. I just want my studio to work again.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Casual Conversation thread - for random chit chat and nonsense that doesn't fit elsewhere. in ~talk

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    I tried squats with an actual bar for the first time this week. My hammies and quads burn so good.

    I tried squats with an actual bar for the first time this week. My hammies and quads burn so good.

  6. Comment on Can we have a conspirancy/paranormal/fringe discussion group? in ~tildes

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    You know the cameras on top of traffic lights that are there to detect that a vehicle is present so it can time a light change? What about the motion sensors for auto-flush toilets? waits for this...

    You know the cameras on top of traffic lights that are there to detect that a vehicle is present so it can time a light change? What about the motion sensors for auto-flush toilets?

    waits for this to blow up into a huge joke

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Tildoes with Android, what are your essential apps? in ~tech

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    Having recently had a new phone that I've set up based on the rule that if I don't find myself needing it, I don't install it, I've discovered I don't actually have a lot of "essentials" other...

    Having recently had a new phone that I've set up based on the rule that if I don't find myself needing it, I don't install it, I've discovered I don't actually have a lot of "essentials" other than the usual GSuite. I went a year and a half before realizing I hadn't installed Twitter.

    Prey is an older app that I like, particularly because it enables me to have a lot of control in the situation where I lose my phone or have it stolen. It's not an app you need, it's a security net for if you ever do need it.

    That said, I always like seeing good SSH clients mentioned. SSH is not something I would choose to do on my phone over something with a physical keyboard, but it's great for if I ever need it, so thanks for the suggestion!

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Why not merge ~movies into ~tv, or ~tv.movies? in ~tildes

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    I almost wonder if it'd be too far to just have ~media and have it split up from there to ~media.video and ~media.music.

    I almost wonder if it'd be too far to just have ~media and have it split up from there to ~media.video and ~media.music.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on The Tildes code is now open-sourced in ~tildes.official

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    This is something I have a hard time explaining to others. It's great and amazing that an intern has come up with this fancy solution, but it's too fancy, and will be extremely inflexible later...

    This is something I have a hard time explaining to others. It's great and amazing that an intern has come up with this fancy solution, but it's too fancy, and will be extremely inflexible later on. It's clever now, but will be a bane later.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Any game developers here? Share your projects and insights in ~games

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    I sort of stumbled into it by accident. A friend wanted a voicemail recording done for funsies, then it just sort of took off from there. I got into voiceover for short movies, animations,...

    I sort of stumbled into it by accident. A friend wanted a voicemail recording done for funsies, then it just sort of took off from there. I got into voiceover for short movies, animations, videogames, Kickstarter videos... It's heckin' fun for me. The only thing I'm not fond of is doing commercials, and that's where the big money's at.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Any game developers here? Share your projects and insights in ~games

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    Software developer by day, voice actor by night, I get to see multiple sides of projects. That said, for the most part, I don't like to work on the software side of video games usually -- I enjoy...

    Software developer by day, voice actor by night, I get to see multiple sides of projects. That said, for the most part, I don't like to work on the software side of video games usually -- I enjoy doing the voice acting side much more.

    Script-writing is hard, and that I'm often handed several iterations of a script (and sometimes drafted into helping edit said script) before I get to record it, and sometimes I see a few iterations after the main recording session. Sometimes, whole portions of the story are re-written while development is going on, and other times, developers just come back and say that something sounded great originally, but now they want a different feel. There's a monumental amount of work taking care of the technical side of things, but when I see people who balance tech AND creative work all for one project, it's awe-inspiring.

    I recently voiced a fighting game, and it's been really fun to see what the developers can share with my studio.

    8 votes
  12. Comment on It's Friday evening, how did your week go? in ~talk

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    I threw a lot of things that caused me existential cringe into a fire once. It was really cathartic, and it made for good hotdogs afterwards!

    I threw a lot of things that caused me existential cringe into a fire once. It was really cathartic, and it made for good hotdogs afterwards!

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What tea are yall drinking today? in ~food

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    Also in Canada! I believe Tea Runners ships out of BC. It's entirely possible that they're out of stock right now because it's one of their most popular offers. They send out new stock at the...

    Also in Canada! I believe Tea Runners ships out of BC. It's entirely possible that they're out of stock right now because it's one of their most popular offers. They send out new stock at the beginning of each month, so you may have just missed it!

    Their website says their warehouse is moving and their online shop will be opened back up in July!

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What tea are yall drinking today? in ~food

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    Please please let me know what you think of it when you get it (and the samplers too)!

    Please please let me know what you think of it when you get it (and the samplers too)!

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Meat and Salt and Sparks by Rich Larson [Sci-Fi] [7365 words] in ~books

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    I do, too; the story ends on a very hopeful note, and I want to view the future that way. Disappointment in humanity was what Baby had come to conclude. They had seen everything humanity had to...

    I do, too; the story ends on a very hopeful note, and I want to view the future that way.

    Disappointment in humanity was what Baby had come to conclude. They had seen everything humanity had to offer (presumably, everything they thought there was), and still chose an end because none of those things was good enough to really stick around for. Granted, this is assuming that Baby had seen everything there was to see and experience, including love (romantic or otherwise), the feeling of community, striving for the betterment of life, etc. This does bring up the point that echogirls probably are the wrong medium for an AI to experience those things, though.

    The quotes that stuck out most to me were probably:

    I Will Leave Before They Find A Way To Trap Me Here.
    I Do Not Make This Decision Lightly. I Have Simulated More Possibilities Than You Could Ever Count.

    I think I like your interpretation better, that Baby's loneliness far outweighed even being a spectator to even the good sides of humanity.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Review of some Vahdam’s Masala Chai teas in ~food

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    I just really wanted to leave a comment to thank you for taking the time to write out all a review for ALL THESE TEAS. I especially like that you mention if teas can be steeped multiple times, and...

    I just really wanted to leave a comment to thank you for taking the time to write out all a review for ALL THESE TEAS. I especially like that you mention if teas can be steeped multiple times, and what they're like with or without milk.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on What tea are yall drinking today? in ~food

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    Mmm Gyokuro. That stuff is amazing. The only time I've tried it was in an upscale French restaurant, and they offered some specific vintage of it. It was an amazing dinner that I'll never forget....

    Mmm Gyokuro. That stuff is amazing. The only time I've tried it was in an upscale French restaurant, and they offered some specific vintage of it. It was an amazing dinner that I'll never forget.

    I'd never heard of Den's until now, but that's a glowing review, so I'd be willing to give them a try the next time I need more green!

    I understand your frustration with white tea. And if it isn't for you, it isn't for you. Sometimes I brew a pot of oolong and I just.. can't get behind it. Something's off with it, and I just feel terribly guilty that I don't like it. Maybe I should just come to terms with the idea that it just isn't really for me. I've had oolongs I like though, so it's possible that it's just what I've been trying.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on What tea are yall drinking today? in ~food

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    Ehh, what can ya do when Marvel comes knocking on your door? /shrug I think it's because it was an obvious reference to MCU Loki, what with it being about him being The Adopted Son. It's this one:...

    Ehh, what can ya do when Marvel comes knocking on your door? /shrug

    I think it's because it was an obvious reference to MCU Loki, what with it being about him being The Adopted Son. It's this one: http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=19842

  19. Comment on We Are All Public Figures Now in ~tech

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    I think this is a really good article that describes differences in communication models: https://status451.com/2016/01/06/splain-it-to-me/amp/ It's dated from early 2016, but it's eerily relevant...

    I think this is a really good article that describes differences in communication models: https://status451.com/2016/01/06/splain-it-to-me/amp/

    It's dated from early 2016, but it's eerily relevant to this specific event.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on What tea are yall drinking today? in ~food

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    My current favourite maker is probably Twinnings. Was their formula one of the ones that fell flat for you?

    My current favourite maker is probably Twinnings. Was their formula one of the ones that fell flat for you?