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  1. Comment on Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are splitting up after 27 years in ~news

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    This is how I've always viewed marriage so besides "contracts" that how it is in my book anyway and I'm married.

    I once heard a suggestion years ago that instead of married for life, we should instead have 5 or 10 year civil contracts that auto-expire. Want to renew after 5 years and stay together? Go for it. Want to amicably separate and try out a different path in life? No hard feelings. It really intrigued me at the time, and made me think a lot about societal expectations and rituals around marriage.

    This is how I've always viewed marriage so besides "contracts" that how it is in my book anyway and I'm married.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are splitting up after 27 years in ~news

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    Is it though? Nothing suggests that they "just call it quits " and I feel that if you've been married that long you probably know each other pretty well and therefore it's the right decision....

    Is it though? Nothing suggests that they "just call it quits " and I feel that if you've been married that long you probably know each other pretty well and therefore it's the right decision. Seems straight forward to me.

    “Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives. We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Joe Rogan spread anti-vaccine misinformation. Spotify's CEO redirects and refuses to address problematic behavior. in ~tech

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    Follower seems like an understatement. He's more like an good ol' fashioned idiot if you ask me.

    Follower seems like an understatement. He's more like an good ol' fashioned idiot if you ask me.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Happy 3rd Birthday, Tildes! in ~tildes

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    Same here. Time flies but this is still the same fortunately.

    Same here. Time flies but this is still the same fortunately.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Ted Lasso - Season 2 trailer in ~tv

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    Very well put and the pressure is so adamant from season 2 in many shows that's it's almost unrecognizable.

    Very well put and the pressure is so adamant from season 2 in many shows that's it's almost unrecognizable.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Apple Event — April 20 in ~tech

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    That's the thing and it's not Corona specific. My finger is always on the button anyways and I can unlock my phone in my pocket on the way out and when it's on the table almost out of reach. It...

    It requires no additional action on my part other than lifting my phone up. I don't have to place my finger in a specific spot to unlock it.

    That's the thing and it's not Corona specific. My finger is always on the button anyways and I can unlock my phone in my pocket on the way out and when it's on the table almost out of reach. It might sound small but having to lift your phone towards your face is not that practical. Also when paying in stores it's a hassle. It's not a giant thing but an annoyance that's a step back in my book.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Apple Event — April 20 in ~tech

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    FaceID might even make more sense on the iMac but wouldn't it rely on the camera being on at all times.I've heard nothing but bad things about it for the iPhones and it's one of the things that's...

    FaceID might even make more sense on the iMac but wouldn't it rely on the camera being on at all times.I've heard nothing but bad things about it for the iPhones and it's one of the things that's holding me back getting a new iPhone. I don't want it and I don't want to go back to pin.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Derek Chauvin is found guilty of murdering George Floyd in ~news

  9. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I'm looking for a learning app for Angular. I don't know if that exist. I wish something like Duolingo existed for everything. I need a daily reminder of sorts. I've learned basic Javascript and...

    I'm looking for a learning app for Angular. I don't know if that exist. I wish something like Duolingo existed for everything. I need a daily reminder of sorts. I've learned basic Javascript and taken some online courses in Angular but I still can't grasp it...it's overwhelming and It's bringing me down at work

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What game(s) have you tried to repeatedly get into but ultimately could not? in ~games

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    This is going to be all over the place. Most games it seems and it kind of saddens me because there's so many great games out there. The last game I played seriously was probably Doom II. When it...

    This is going to be all over the place.
    Most games it seems and it kind of saddens me because there's so many great games out there. The last game I played seriously was probably Doom II. When it became competitive and Quake came around I lost interest. I bought Doom 3 for my 365 and played it for like half hour and had to turn it of it was too scary and the story way to long and dragging. I like simple games I've learned but love the thought of open world games. I remember loving Sim City and Sim City 2000 but after that these types of games just get to complicated and I lose interest. I even follow the City Skylines sub but can't see myself play it. I've played Burnout 3 and generally like racing games as long as they are simple and not too hard. I love football but have zero interest i FIFA somehow. I know all these titles are pretty old but this is where I'm at. The funny thing is that I have good friends that play a lot and I love watching them play so it's not that I'm not exposed to new games. Every time I see a new trailer I'm blown away until I see the real gameplay and it just....looks the exact same with different visuals. Peggle and Trails is more recent games I like.
    My sons has a Switch and I just love watching him play Minecraft. I think if that game existed when I was growing up I would have loved it. I loved Giana Sisters but Super Mario just doesn't do anything for me for the Switch. I recently saw a clip from Sea of Solitude and I love the concept and mood of the game and I considered buying it but I'm afraid it's not for me.

    It's a weird feeling to be so fascinated and just not have the motivation to actually learn and play the games. Games my childhood me would have died to play or even experience.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Officer Kim Potter fatally shot Daunte Wright, police said. She’s a 26-year vet, served as union president. in ~news

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    Well shit...that's just...disheartening and frightening. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

    Well shit...that's just...disheartening and frightening. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Officer Kim Potter fatally shot Daunte Wright, police said. She’s a 26-year vet, served as union president. in ~news

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    I can't read the article and have only seen headlines of this story and of course this part is discussed heavily and memed the fuck out everywhere...I just can't shake the feeling that this is...

    So a 26-year veteran of the force somehow could not tell a difference between a tazer and a glock? They gun and tazer are located on completely different sides of the belt on a uniform for that reason. the officer would have had to turn off the safety on the glock before firing. The glock's weight is several times more than a tazer and Not to mention that the BRIGHT ASS COLORS that distinguish the tazer.

    I can't read the article and have only seen headlines of this story and of course this part is discussed heavily and memed the fuck out everywhere...I just can't shake the feeling that this is completely bullshit and not the real reason but because it's so infuriating it's a great way to keep us occupied until they have found a better defense. The fact that people are discussing facts about weight, which side of the uniform the gun is on, the safety and colors of the two is seems utterly ridiculous because she didn't make that mistake at all.

    EDIT: Well, I was wrong

  13. Comment on Introduction to SQL Injection - SQLi for Beginners in ~comp

  14. Comment on Introduction to SQL Injection - SQLi for Beginners in ~comp

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    I love this. Simple and straight forward. A lot of beginner guides fails at simplicity and sudden leaps in knowledge. N00b question: Is the ’a’ OR just for the example or is it necessary? Couldn't...

    I love this. Simple and straight forward. A lot of beginner guides fails at simplicity and sudden leaps in knowledge.

    N00b question:
    Is the ’a’ OR just for the example or is it necessary? Couldn't you just write 1=1;?

    Edit: I love that one comment on the article just completely misses the audience and amplifies the difficulties in teaching these things. Of course there are other factors to consider in this example but that's not relevant here but people just can't help themselves.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on What does analog have that digital doesn't? in ~talk

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    No joke this was my main concern when buying a TV 10-15 years ago. Channel switch time.

    No joke this was my main concern when buying a TV 10-15 years ago. Channel switch time.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on What are some analog alternatives to digital services or products that you use? in ~talk

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    Somewhat related but I read the AC/DC book "The Young's" recently and this was the first time I've read a meaningful explanation to why I love their sound and feeling so much. It's always puzzled...

    I feel live music is vastly different depending on who the artist is and what kind of music they play.

    Somewhat related but I read the AC/DC book "The Young's" recently and this was the first time I've read a meaningful explanation to why I love their sound and feeling so much. It's always puzzled me because on the surface a lot of the songs seem very similar and simple but there was always something more underneath I couldn't put my finger on. The author pointed out that they often (especially in the earlier days) recorded the albums live in the studio and that made them sound very real and present. Like being there live but not at a concert if that makes sense. Another bonus was that it made the actual concert experience close to the albums and that connection and recognition made it special.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on Recommend a piece of fiction that gives a specific feeling, regardless of genre or medium in ~talk

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    No probs. If that's a Spotify list I would love to see it...or even better your own songs

    No probs. If that's a Spotify list I would love to see it...or even better your own songs

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Recommend a piece of fiction that gives a specific feeling, regardless of genre or medium in ~talk

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    This is really interesting. Every piece of media I'm consuming I am always aware of how it makes me feel. Both emotionally and physically. Music in particular is a big one for me and while there...

    This is really interesting. Every piece of media I'm consuming I am always aware of how it makes me feel. Both emotionally and physically. Music in particular is a big one for me and while there are many genres I like Synthwave seems to evoke a very special feeling in me which can only be described with the made up word Anemoia. The longing and nostalgia for a time or feeling I've never experienced. I feel like I'm in a never ending end credit roll from a 80s movie.

    Example: Crockett - Cruise

    1 vote
  19. Comment on I called off my wedding. The internet will never forget in ~tech

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    Great article. Sometimes I get so worried thinking about how much shit kids today have to be aware of when starting out their online adventure. It's like having a 25 yo make decisions about...

    Great article. Sometimes I get so worried thinking about how much shit kids today have to be aware of when starting out their online adventure. It's like having a 25 yo make decisions about pension. We know it's a really important thing to consider but the consequences are so far in the future that we simply can't muster any motivation for these potential dangers.

    Yael Marzan, the product team lead for Google Photos, said the search giant was inspired to launch Memories because they realized that the majority of the pictures being stored in Google Photos were never looked at again. Over Google Meet she told me, “Clearly your intent was to store them, to have this content so you could go back and look at them. To be reminded of the good memories.”

    Weirdly enough I haven't given this a lot of thought and it makes total sense (on paper). It's giving you an opportunity to revisit old photos that you on you own would never see again. Albeit it's just an excuse to lure more engagement out of us it actually makes sense. On the other hand how do they know we want to look at it again even if it was a good memory? I've lost hundreds maybe thousands of photos through the years because I switched phones and although I probably will find myself in a situation or two where I regret this it's actually comforting to know that it's just gone. Like real memories.

    A customer service rep for WeddingWire told me that accounts can be deactivated but never permanently deleted.

    Is this even legal?

    In general I just get pissed off when I hear any CEO form a tech company speak. The monetization of human beings via technology just oozes through every word at all times no matter how many fine ideas on how to improve our lives they have. I know, I know that's just capitalism...but I fucking hate it. I hate that the wild Internet I learned to surf with the vast and uncontrollable amount of information is even more capitalist and corporate now than the real world we tried to escape back then.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on The harmful ableist language you unknowingly use in ~life

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    God dammit! You people with your sympathy and empathy. Stop making me think! Stop making me question unintended consequences of my vocabulary. Stop enlightening me with other people experiences...

    God dammit! You people with your sympathy and empathy. Stop making me think! Stop making me question unintended consequences of my vocabulary. Stop enlightening me with other people experiences that I could easily better if I just put an effort to it. It's really difficult!

    8 votes