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  1. Comment on Perturbator - Lustful Sacraments (2021) in ~music

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    Pertubator is a fantastic electronica musician focused on producing hard and gritty synthwave, but their new album is more akin to a darker toned Depeche Mode than anything else.

    Pertubator is a fantastic electronica musician focused on producing hard and gritty synthwave, but their new album is more akin to a darker toned Depeche Mode than anything else.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Phat Phunktion - Well Run Dry (2011) in ~music

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    If you've ever wondered what Ozzy would sound like in Jazz/Funk form, here you go. This has been on rotation for the better part of a decade now. This is off their album "Real Life .:. High...

    If you've ever wondered what Ozzy would sound like in Jazz/Funk form, here you go. This has been on rotation for the better part of a decade now.

    This is off their album "Real Life .:. High Fidelity".. Great all the way through.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Reddit will shut down Reddit Gifts and Secret Santa at the end of 2021 in ~tech

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    Imzy now that's a website I haven't heard in a few years. They really had a great platform, wish they had invested more in bringing communities over. They had a great name, logo, and platform. I...

    Imzy now that's a website I haven't heard in a few years. They really had a great platform, wish they had invested more in bringing communities over. They had a great name, logo, and platform. I was really hoping they could have pulled through the rough.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on What's the cheapest food that makes you really happy? in ~talk

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    Nachos and Burritos. Baked tortillas, a can of beans, a can of dices tomatoes (with green chili), a block of grated cheese, and maybe if you splurge a pound of ground beef and salsa. You can...

    Nachos and Burritos.

    Baked tortillas, a can of beans, a can of dices tomatoes (with green chili), a block of grated cheese, and maybe if you splurge a pound of ground beef and salsa. You can easily make several meals out of that, filling, tasty, and you can add and remove a lot of things to it to 'spice' it up. You can easily make 10+ servings for under $10USD.

    Peanut Butter
    As mentioned in my other comment I have a near daily peanut butter sandwich with a few dabs of Tabasco on there.

    Spaghetti and Chili
    As I wrote in this comment:

    When I was younger, and after my father lost his job, we were really poor. And we would take a giant metal pot and make gallons of (authentic italian) spaghetti sauce with meatballs and throw it in the freezer, and then the next night we would make the same portions of Chili.

    We would mainly alternate between the two for a solid month or two (with some different things thrown in there from time to time, different type of rices, cheeses, etc), and then make more and repeat.

    There were moments you grow tired of it, but there are a lot of variation you can make on the daily.

    You can easily make 40+ servings of Chili for less than about $20, easy to cook (just dump it all in a pot and let it stew for a good 12 hours) and then freeze what you don't use immediately. Serve on a plate of rice to further conserve money.


    All of these foods make me quite happy for whatever reason.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on What's the cheapest food that makes you really happy? in ~talk

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    When I was younger, and after my father lost his job, we were really poor. And we would take a giant metal pot and make gallons of (authentic italian) spaghetti sauce with meatballs and throw it...

    When I was younger, and after my father lost his job, we were really poor. And we would take a giant metal pot and make gallons of (authentic italian) spaghetti sauce with meatballs and throw it in the freezer, and then the next night we would make the same portions of Chili.

    We would mainly alternate between the two for a solid month or two (with some different things thrown in there from time to time, different type of rices, cheeses, etc), and then make more and repeat.

    There were moments you grow tired of it, but there are a lot of variation you can make on the daily.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on What's the cheapest food that makes you really happy? in ~talk

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    A near daily peanut butter sandwich has been my go to for as long as I can remember. Particularly, and people ostracize me for saying this, with a few dabs of Tabasco on there.

    A near daily peanut butter sandwich has been my go to for as long as I can remember. Particularly, and people ostracize me for saying this, with a few dabs of Tabasco on there.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Zig 0.8.0 has been released in ~comp

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    I am so excited about Zig, an exceptional and well-designed language. I really do think it has the chops to be the "Language of the Future", from general programming to my favourite, systems...

    I am so excited about Zig, an exceptional and well-designed language. I really do think it has the chops to be the "Language of the Future", from general programming to my favourite, systems programing.

    The only caveat I have had with it is the absence of a package manager. That is really stalling me from implementing this in more serious applications. Yes, package managers have their qualms - mainly due to dependency hell, but there are so many more positives for PM's than negative - quick iteration (trying things out quickly), open source community building, security updates and upgrades.

    I am really excited for Zig, more-so than D or Rust (both some of my favourites at the moment).

    Edit: In the past there was talk of not implementing a package manager, but I am more than pleased to see in these notes about work being done to implement one.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Alon Mor - Long Awaited Journey (2017) in ~music

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    Alon Mor's entire discography is truly a spectacle to listen through, but if you just want a taste - the track Presudeos is one of the best. The sound design and engineering on this is masterful.

    Alon Mor's entire discography is truly a spectacle to listen through, but if you just want a taste - the track Presudeos is one of the best. The sound design and engineering on this is masterful.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Recommend me a podcast app for android in ~tech

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    This is by far the best one, and owned by NPR and other public radio services. You can also upload ten hours of audio if that's something you're into.

    This is by far the best one, and owned by NPR and other public radio services.

    You can also upload ten hours of audio if that's something you're into.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Horizon Forbidden West - Gameplay reveal in ~games

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    I don't know if you finished the game, but it really comes together after about the 15 hour mark. the storyline and world starts getting closer together and more full of content, creatures, and...

    I don't know if you finished the game, but it really comes together after about the 15 hour mark. the storyline and world starts getting closer together and more full of content, creatures, and things to discover(1).

    The game was meant to feel a bit soulless and make you feel alienated at first, you are after all an exile. But the rest of the game is really great, and the lore hidden around is fantastic.

    1. Except the desert part, that's a bit empty for understandable reasons.
    1 vote
  11. Comment on Horizon Forbidden West - Gameplay reveal in ~games

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    I watched this live yesterday whole I was with my family (we're all huge fans of the first game, including my own mother). This game looks like it solved a lot of the problems of the last one, and...

    I watched this live yesterday whole I was with my family (we're all huge fans of the first game, including my own mother).

    This game looks like it solved a lot of the problems of the last one, and I like the way its really digging into the technological side of things (plus! No more random yellow bars that were just out of place, now you can see the points you can climb via your Holo, a much better method). They made a brief mention on skill trees, something the original was sorely lacking. The combat looks so smooth and liquid, and the human enemies look to actually attack properly, unlike the first game where they mostly just walked back and forth sometimes attacking. There appears to be more variety as well (in both combatants, and more importantly, landscapes).

    I was excited for the first game from the first trailer, and now I'm even more excited for the sequel.

    1 vote
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  13. Comment on The documentation system in ~comp

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    Every documentation needs all of these, and personally if you had to choose one: Focus on tutorials and examples above all. No one can see how your API/Program is going to work until they see it...

    Every documentation needs all of these, and personally if you had to choose one: Focus on tutorials and examples above all. No one can see how your API/Program is going to work until they see it in practice and tutorials are good to get the idea of the capabilities with in line explanations on a project basis.

    I believe there is a missing part to the four, examples are perhaps the most important and a component to all of them.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on YĪN YĪN - The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers (2019) in ~music

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    This is a really solid album that mixes a lot of influences: western/eastern/jazz/funk/and more. This sounds like something out of a Quentin Tarantino movie. Edit: A comment on YouTube said the...

    This is a really solid album that mixes a lot of influences: western/eastern/jazz/funk/and more. This sounds like something out of a Quentin Tarantino movie.

    Edit: A comment on YouTube said the sound quality was far better on Bandcamp, and wow they were right.

    1 vote