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  1. Comment on Pressing flesh against flesh 🤝: The multi-skin toned handshake emoji reveals that it is more than a routine gesture in ~tech

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    Fair enough. I'm surprised there is Director level of work there, and even more importantly, Above is the main reason which makes below overly complicated: In essence, I can't help but think that...

    Fair enough. I'm surprised there is Director level of work there, and even more importantly,

    cultural norms and sensitivities across the globe

    Above is the main reason which makes below overly complicated:

    design work,...,technical details

    In essence, I can't help but think that Google et al. are fighting the problem they created (overly sensitive and tribalized populace). Like digging trench around the forest after starting the wildfire.

    I weep for the future of humanity.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Pressing flesh against flesh 🤝: The multi-skin toned handshake emoji reveals that it is more than a routine gesture in ~tech

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    So google has a 'Creative Director' for 'emoji'? The things you read..

    So google has a 'Creative Director' for 'emoji'?

    The things you read..

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  3. Comment on Pressing flesh against flesh 🤝: The multi-skin toned handshake emoji reveals that it is more than a routine gesture in ~tech

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    I'm not white and I still think emojis are more trouble than they are worth. Just make'em all green and call it a day.

    I'm not white and I still think emojis are more trouble than they are worth.

    Just make'em all green and call it a day.

    10 votes
  4. Comment on Suggestions for meta animes? in ~anime

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    I just watched the intro and it is hilarious! Definitely watching this one!

    I just watched the intro and it is hilarious! Definitely watching this one!

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  5. Comment on Suggestions for meta animes? in ~anime

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    I first watched Danshi Koukou when the only anime's I had watched were Death Note and FMA. I still laughed my ass off. Granted, when I eventually rewatched it last week, it was way funnier because...

    I first watched Danshi Koukou when the only anime's I had watched were Death Note and FMA. I still laughed my ass off.

    Granted, when I eventually rewatched it last week, it was way funnier because I had more familiarity, but I'm still not very familiar with mainstream highschool anime's.I've only ever watched Danshi Koukou till end.

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  6. Comment on Suggestions for meta animes? in ~anime

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    Thank you! Mob Psycho was pretty good. Gintama is in my list, but it has enough episodes to that it will have to wait till Christmas. But others seem approachable for me (no. of episode wise).

    Thank you!

    Mob Psycho was pretty good. Gintama is in my list, but it has enough episodes to that it will have to wait till Christmas.

    But others seem approachable for me (no. of episode wise).

    1 vote
  7. Suggestions for meta animes?

    I really really enjoyed 'Danshi Koukousei no nichijou'. In particular anything-goes hijinx parts, and nice lore. I also enjoyed metahumor from Saekano and Monogatari, but they lean in their...

    I really really enjoyed 'Danshi Koukousei no nichijou'. In particular anything-goes hijinx parts, and nice lore.

    I also enjoyed metahumor from Saekano and Monogatari, but they lean in their respective category more than comedy part.

    Monogatari is a bit heavy and needs attention, so I'm looking for something light and humorous. I don't much enjoy fan service/lewdness unless it serves the purpose of the story or as comic relief.

    Any suggestions welcome!

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  8. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Is it anything similar to WataMote? If yes, it will probably hit too close to home for me..

    Is it anything similar to WataMote? If yes, it will probably hit too close to home for me..

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I started with Monogatari Series:Second season. After 3 monogatari series before this (Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari and Nekomonogatari), I can only say this series is very....different. There is...

    I started with Monogatari Series:Second season. After 3 monogatari series before this (Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari and Nekomonogatari), I can only say this series is very....different. There is copious amounts of fan-service, but the series never diverges from its core artistic way. There are loads and loads of dialogue and text to read, none of the usual character faces staring in wind for 3 minutes after 5 seconds of dialogue crap. There is so much happening, mostly via dialogue that I have to.pay attention. It is very refreshing, as a lot of things are trusted onto viewer to explore and enjoy.

    If nothing else, I'll recommend to watch at least first series (Bakemonogatari) to get a taste of just how unique this whole thing is.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Introducing Pipeworld: Spreadsheet Dataflow Computing in ~comp

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    There is semi-active effort ongoing to build this for Nix/NixOS, with the rough edges that entail here : https://gist.github.com/egasimus/0254dcd67f95f262aa6e133794738392 I personally have a soft...

    There is semi-active effort ongoing to build this for Nix/NixOS, with the rough edges that entail here :

    https://gist.github.com/egasimus/0254dcd67f95f262aa6e133794738392

    I personally have a soft spot for obscure tech so I will try out arcan and durden, possibly over weekend.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Tech people of Tildes, what have you automated in your life? in ~tech

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    Ah, I think I can afford 20 USD per year for mental comfort of offsite backups. Thanks, I'll hopefully be able to set it up.

    Ah, I think I can afford 20 USD per year for mental comfort of offsite backups. Thanks, I'll hopefully be able to set it up.

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  12. Comment on Tech people of Tildes, what have you automated in your life? in ~tech

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    I see the page but don't really get it. 0-9999 GB would be fine for me, but its 1.5c/GB/mo = 15$/1TB or 18$/y for 100GB? Am I reading this wrong, or do the numbers not match? Edit: Aaaand I have...

    I see the page but don't really get it.

    0-9999 GB would be fine for me, but its 1.5c/GB/mo = 15$/1TB or 18$/y for 100GB?

    Am I reading this wrong, or do the numbers not match?

    Edit: Aaaand I have neither CC nor Paypal. I don't want either, so rsymc is out of the question for me. Perhaps someday.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Tech people of Tildes, what have you automated in your life? in ~tech

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    I always keep pushing setting up backups into future. I have a rudimentary setup with Syncthing and multiple nodes, but I desperately need off-site backups in case my apartment burns down or...

    I always keep pushing setting up backups into future. I have a rudimentary setup with Syncthing and multiple nodes, but I desperately need off-site backups in case my apartment burns down or something.

    I should look into setting up restic or Borg to backup to Gdrive or Dropbox. The really important stuff is my org-mode docs, keepass db and other documents.

    I would like to backup my photos and music collection too, but grand total they sit at more than 50GB and could be costly endeavour

    4 votes
  14. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I'll +1 Vinlad Saga. Its incredibly real, for an anime that is. Some of the finest character writing I've ever come across and the story that does not wander off which is what happens when there...

    I'll +1 Vinlad Saga. Its incredibly real, for an anime that is. Some of the finest character writing I've ever come across and the story that does not wander off which is what happens when there are too many good characters to hold in one hand.

    And thanks for putting together the list. I'll finally take the plunge of Immortal now.

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

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    In my country, I don't think any college teaches Lisp. I seriously doubt I'll come across managers (people graduated between 95-10) know or care about Lisp. Most spent their lives as contractors...

    In my country, I don't think any college teaches Lisp. I seriously doubt I'll come across managers (people graduated between 95-10) know or care about Lisp. Most spent their lives as contractors in body shops, where it was Cobol, Java, .net or python at best.

    A dative recently got on a syllabus committee of a college and asked me for suggestions. I told him to see if they can include Lisp in the course and he came back saying college has no options for professors with any Lisp knowledge.

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

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    I'm learning Lisp, to be specific MIT Scheme by following SICP book. Why, I don't know, but the concept of treating code is data is very intriguing. It is absolutely worthless to have Lisp on my...

    I'm learning Lisp, to be specific MIT Scheme by following SICP book. Why, I don't know, but the concept of treating code is data is very intriguing. It is absolutely worthless to have Lisp on my resume, but I'm hoping it will be fun and might push me build some tooling around Emacs.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Microsoft enables Linux GUI apps on Windows 10 for developers in ~tech

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    I dunno, I see the same practices and I was barely born back in the evil days of Microsoft. Example one, VSCode. Free and open source, except all the important bits like C extension, new python...

    I dunno, I see the same practices and I was barely born back in the evil days of Microsoft.

    Example one, VSCode. Free and open source, except all the important bits like C extension, new python LSP, remote debugging extension are all proprietary. You can say that MS created VSCode so its not extend, but its still worrisome that to get the goodies, you have to pay MS with your "telemetry".

    Example 2, WSL. MS extended Linux kernel with proprietory DX12 support that works only on MS platform, which is Windows.

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  19. Comment on Musicians, do you put your stuff up on BandCamp, SoundCloud, both, and/or other? in ~creative

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    Thank you for Jamendo! I'm really liking the best of playlists. Somehow Bandcamp/SoundCloud are always off for my taste, but this is pretty nice.

    Thank you for Jamendo! I'm really liking the best of playlists. Somehow Bandcamp/SoundCloud are always off for my taste, but this is pretty nice.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Yahoo Answers will shut down and delete its archives on May 4 in ~tech

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    For what its worth, I know people who still use Yahoo mail. I can count them in one hand, but they exist.

    For what its worth, I know people who still use Yahoo mail. I can count them in one hand, but they exist.

    3 votes