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  1. Comment on Taylor Swift - You Need To Calm Down (2019) in ~music

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    Took me a minute but then I was full on laughing out loud. This was awesome

    Took me a minute but then I was full on laughing out loud. This was awesome

    1 vote
  2. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    I'm personally fascinated to see if the invite-only system helps and how long it makes sense to retain that. With community behavior guidelines and less ability to make abusive throw-away accounts...

    I'm personally fascinated to see if the invite-only system helps and how long it makes sense to retain that. With community behavior guidelines and less ability to make abusive throw-away accounts there may be less of this sort of thing overall.

    From my perspective, hackernews has done a decent job maintaining a community that is both insightful and constructive, even when people disagree.

    7 votes
  3. Comment on Books for someone who wants to get back into reading in ~books

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    My favorite book of any genre is Octavia Butler's "Parable of the Sower" it's got so many powerful resonances with today's culture and where we could be heading while also being compelling scifi....

    My favorite book of any genre is Octavia Butler's "Parable of the Sower" it's got so many powerful resonances with today's culture and where we could be heading while also being compelling scifi.

    Daemon by Daniel Suarez is my recent favorite.

    Finally, If you haven't tried audiobooks and have any commute time in your life, it's an amazing way to turn boring time into learning / enjoyment time. I personally do 2 learning books and 1 book for enjoyment.

    The Bobiverse trilogy is super meta, funny, and also solid sci-fi

    2 votes
  4. Comment on I want an emulation box for my TV. What options best fit my needs? in ~games

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    The retropie distro (and if you want to go looking for a torrent, there are a number of images complete with ROMs and additional art and setup done) really makes emulation fun and easy. It gets...

    The retropie distro (and if you want to go looking for a torrent, there are a number of images complete with ROMs and additional art and setup done) really makes emulation fun and easy.
    It gets very close to what you're asking for, but Dreamcast is not there. We play a lot of PS1 games (Tekken, Tony hawk 2, Castlevania) and some Mario kart 64 on it though, and anything older us just flawless.

    I've built dozens of these to give to friends, and built 3 custom arcade rigs with it.

    For $70 (all in for pi 3b+, case, wired SNES style controllers, SD card and power supply) it's totally worth it to see if it scratches your itch! If not you can upgrade to something beefier

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Gunship's. Retro future synthwave aesthetic has been in heavy rotation for me lafely

    Gunship's. Retro future synthwave aesthetic has been in heavy rotation for me lafely

    1 vote
  6. Comment on POKÉMON Detective Pikachu | Official trailer 2 in ~movies

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    I am so completely surprised. This looks AMAZING. I love the tone, the look, the irreverent banter. I really did not expect to want to see this and now I can't wait.

    I am so completely surprised. This looks AMAZING. I love the tone, the look, the irreverent banter. I really did not expect to want to see this and now I can't wait.

    8 votes
  7. Comment on Web developers - What is your stack? in ~comp

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    Generally Ruby on Rails, with bootstrap for our HTML framework, SASS for css, and vanilla JS.

    Generally Ruby on Rails, with bootstrap for our HTML framework, SASS for css, and vanilla JS.

  8. Comment on What is a book that left an impression on you? in ~books

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    "never split the difference" by Chris Voss I actively avoided negotiation books before this one, and it completely changed my thinking and approach. Empathy for your counterpart can unlock better...

    "never split the difference" by Chris Voss
    I actively avoided negotiation books before this one, and it completely changed my thinking and approach. Empathy for your counterpart can unlock better outcomes for both of you, and sometimes you discover what they really need in the process

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What programming language do you use for work and what's your favorite language? in ~comp

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    Ruby On Rails at work, mostly python, circuitpython, and Arduino stuff at home for my hardware projects

    Ruby On Rails at work, mostly python, circuitpython, and Arduino stuff at home for my hardware projects

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What mobile games are worth playing? in ~games

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    I’m currently obsessed with stardew valley.

    I’m currently obsessed with stardew valley.

    4 votes