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  1. Comment on Where are you from? in ~talk

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    I graduated from CSE in 2014.

    I graduated from CSE in 2014.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Noticed we have a lot of new people, so let's do a new "Introduce Yourself!" post! in ~talk

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    Hey, @gabriel here. I've been on reddit under a few different accounts for 7+ years. I'm concerned about the direction they are taking toward being a more 'social media' type platform. I just...

    Hey, @gabriel here. I've been on reddit under a few different accounts for 7+ years. I'm concerned about the direction they are taking toward being a more 'social media' type platform. I just wanna read interesting articles, listen to new music and have good conversations. I feel like that's still possible on reddit but is becoming increasingly challenging.

    Other than that, I'm a fairly average 30-year-old, straight, white male. I enjoy reading, relaxing, and a variety of outdoor pursuits. I work as a Data Scientist for a SaaS organization and enjoy doing a little exploration of interesting data in my free time.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Where are you from? in ~talk

    gabriel
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    Haha, love that there are like 3 people from SC in here and two of us went to the UofM.

    Haha, love that there are like 3 people from SC in here and two of us went to the UofM.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on New law requires crosses in all public buildings in German state [Bavaria] in ~news

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    That's an interesting comparison that puts some of what I've read about Bavaria into a more understandable/explainable context. Thanks!

    That's an interesting comparison that puts some of what I've read about Bavaria into a more understandable/explainable context. Thanks!

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Where are you from? in ~talk

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    Charleston, SC, USA. Though I grew up in Southern MN and went to the University of Minnesota!

    Charleston, SC, USA. Though I grew up in Southern MN and went to the University of Minnesota!

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Legion (FX) discussion in ~tv

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    Yeah, I think this will likely be what I end up doing as well. Loved the first season, watched half of S02E01 and will likely just wait until it's all out to get back in on it.

    Yeah, I think this will likely be what I end up doing as well. Loved the first season, watched half of S02E01 and will likely just wait until it's all out to get back in on it.

  7. Comment on Keep the votes, but lose the vote count? in ~tildes

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    I think this is an excellent suggestion to avoid bandwagoning, so long as the functionality to sort by most votes remains available for those of us short on time ;)

    I think this is an excellent suggestion to avoid bandwagoning, so long as the functionality to sort by most votes remains available for those of us short on time ;)

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Moondog — New York in ~music

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    Love this! Thank you for sharing. I'm excited to dig through more of his compositions.

    Love this! Thank you for sharing. I'm excited to dig through more of his compositions.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What books are you reading right now? in ~talk

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    Currently reading Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia, Inc.). Really interesting read on business and management philosophy.

    Currently reading Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia, Inc.). Really interesting read on business and management philosophy.

  10. Comment on Jail time for using a plastic bag: Is Kenya's strict ban helping or hurting its people? in ~misc

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    I don't know what recycling programs or level of environmental education exist in Kenya so my thoughts might be irrelevant, but I think that if the people can't be counted on to responsibly...

    I don't know what recycling programs or level of environmental education exist in Kenya so my thoughts might be irrelevant, but I think that if the people can't be counted on to responsibly discard of the waste then imposing somewhat serious consequences is certainly one way to dramatically shift the status-quo. However, jail time seems a bit harsh. Difficult to form an opinion about from the other side of the planet, though. I don't know how serious the problem actually is.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Hey ~games, how do we feel about Active Shooter? in ~games

    gabriel
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    This is an excellent point, and even though it's not a freedom of speech issue, Steam has every right to refuse to sell any game they don't want on their platform.

    This is an excellent point, and even though it's not a freedom of speech issue, Steam has every right to refuse to sell any game they don't want on their platform.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Monster is Quietly Planning a $300 Million ICO in ~tech

    gabriel
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    Agreed, it does seem like a last-ditch effort to gain a little PR for an already failing company. I think I already milked Monster for everything I'm going to get back in the days of buying 1/4"...

    Agreed, it does seem like a last-ditch effort to gain a little PR for an already failing company. I think I already milked Monster for everything I'm going to get back in the days of buying 1/4" instrument cables and getting free replacements every time I'd run over them with a cab or road case.

  13. Comment on What's a binge-worthy show? in ~tv

    gabriel
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    Just finished catching up on Brooklyn Nine Nine. The comedy isn't high brow or anything but each of the characters manages to find their particular role very quickly in the show. Great comedic...

    Just finished catching up on Brooklyn Nine Nine. The comedy isn't high brow or anything but each of the characters manages to find their particular role very quickly in the show. Great comedic cast that strikes a good balance of humor and some serious moments.

    1 vote