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  1. Comment on Who are your favourite female YouTubers? in ~talk

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    Dr. Becky for fun videos on astrophysics Physics Girl for accessable pop physics Feeney for upbeat gaming videos (mostly a mario maker player) ContraPoints has some fantastic videos on philosophy...
    • Dr. Becky for fun videos on astrophysics
    • Physics Girl for accessable pop physics
    • Feeney for upbeat gaming videos (mostly a mario maker player)
    • ContraPoints has some fantastic videos on philosophy and politics, all with a unique style
    • Jenna Marbles with the zany humor, lots of makeup shenanigans, and small dogs
    3 votes
  2. Comment on Comic Books - tell me about your favorites, my Tilderinos! in ~hobbies

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    A series I really enjoyed that hasn't been mentioned so far in this thread is The Invisibles by Grant Morrison.

    A series I really enjoyed that hasn't been mentioned so far in this thread is The Invisibles by Grant Morrison.

  3. Comment on Anybody here interested in ham/amateur radio? in ~tech

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    On the one hand I find the technology fascinating and would love to dive into the specifics, but on the other I'm pretty anti-social and don't think I'd really enjoy talking to other people for...

    On the one hand I find the technology fascinating and would love to dive into the specifics, but on the other I'm pretty anti-social and don't think I'd really enjoy talking to other people for any significant amount of time.

  4. Comment on Shall we have a jokes thread? in ~talk

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    Maths jokes time:

    Maths jokes time:

    The B in Benoit B. Mandelbrot stands for Benoit B. Mandelbrot.

    I put my root beer in a square glass, now it's just beer.

    When a mathematician tells you he makes a mean cup of coffee, he means average.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Who’s who after a brain transplant? Where does identity reside? in ~talk

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    It's just a hypothetical, for sure, but it sounds like a good premise for a Black mirror episode. The ethics of such a technique are very interesting to consider, how about airborne nano-machines...

    It's just a hypothetical, for sure, but it sounds like a good premise for a Black mirror episode. The ethics of such a technique are very interesting to consider, how about airborne nano-machines designed to reprogram dissonant memories to keep everyone happy all the time no matter the circumstances.

  6. Comment on Who’s who after a brain transplant? Where does identity reside? in ~talk

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    If culpability goes along with the brain, and we assume that a brain is a result of it's prior experience (perhaps some would disagree) could a technique for erasing memories be a reasonable...

    If culpability goes along with the brain, and we assume that a brain is a result of it's prior experience (perhaps some would disagree) could a technique for erasing memories be a reasonable method for extreme criminal rehabilitation, say, in lieu of the death penalty?

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Do you think school uniforms should be in all American/Canadian schools? in ~talk

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    Your post is a perfect example of why I like having the 'new comment' box at the bottom of the page, after everyone's posts, you said everything I wanted to say and probably said it better than I...

    Your post is a perfect example of why I like having the 'new comment' box at the bottom of the page, after everyone's posts, you said everything I wanted to say and probably said it better than I would have.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Share your themes for Tildes! in ~tildes

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    Well, it isn't quite perfect yet, but I was inspired by @Bauke and their fantastic Dracula theme and ended up losing the better part of my afternoon making a dark, terminal inspired theme I call...

    Well, it isn't quite perfect yet, but I was inspired by @Bauke and their fantastic Dracula theme and ended up losing the better part of my afternoon making a dark, terminal inspired theme I call Terminally Ilios. I think it's pretty easy on the eyes and looks especially nice at night. Screenshot. I'm just running it through Stylish, let me know if anyone finds any oddities.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on Share your themes for Tildes! in ~tildes

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    Woah your setup takes me BACK, nostalgia wave!

    Woah your setup takes me BACK, nostalgia wave!

    4 votes
  10. Comment on How many of you are intersted in astronomy/stargazing and telescopes? in ~talk

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    Thanks, I'll check it out!

    Thanks, I'll check it out!

  11. Comment on Here's an idea. Comment something really unique (in a good or a bad way) and relatively unknown about a place you're living in or lived in. in ~talk

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    I managed to find snippets of it online and it sounds like another all too familiar instance of American business interests, in this case largely the sugar industry, manipulating politicians with...

    I managed to find snippets of it online and it sounds like another all too familiar instance of American business interests, in this case largely the sugar industry, manipulating politicians with special interest groups, and a convoluted extension of manifest destiny to include Pearl Harbor as a strategic location in the Pacific. I do think that Queen Lili‘uokalani was very wise and diplomatic in the way she fought for Hawaiian compensation through peaceful, litigious means, she seemed to recognize when a fight was lost and did her best to make good situations out of bad ones. After all, Hawaii has done very well for itself compared to other nations and territories that have had the U.S.A meddle in their affairs.

  12. Comment on How many of you are intersted in astronomy/stargazing and telescopes? in ~talk

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    I really want to get into astronomy but I want to build my own dobsonian first to learn about optics. If anyone has any books or resources I would love to hear about them.

    I really want to get into astronomy but I want to build my own dobsonian first to learn about optics. If anyone has any books or resources I would love to hear about them.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on When did humans start having souls? in ~misc

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    Can one then lose their soul through mental illness or injury?

    Can one then lose their soul through mental illness or injury?

  14. Comment on What are you passionate about? in ~talk

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    Wow I never thought about a family having a shared income and budget, That sounds like a good way to teach your kids how to respect income and to plan their finances.

    Wow I never thought about a family having a shared income and budget, That sounds like a good way to teach your kids how to respect income and to plan their finances.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on What can we learn from the life-cycles of Digg and Reddit? in ~talk

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    Sounds like a neat mechanism for combatting bots or malicious accounts.

    Sounds like a neat mechanism for combatting bots or malicious accounts.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Here's an idea. Comment something really unique (in a good or a bad way) and relatively unknown about a place you're living in or lived in. in ~talk

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    I mean, the separatists aren't wrong about the history are they? Not saying Hawaii should secede, I definitely like them.

    I mean, the separatists aren't wrong about the history are they? Not saying Hawaii should secede, I definitely like them.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Suggestion: distinguishing users in ~tildes

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    I really like this why don't we avoid avatars and heavy page elements in favor of simply changing the color of our names? It will certainly make things more readable, I think

    I really like this why don't we avoid avatars and heavy page elements in favor of simply changing the color of our names? It will certainly make things more readable, I think

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What's on everyone's mind today? in ~talk

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    Wow, that's actually bizarre, you're probably right about the hard-drive, I suppose you could test it with a linux live environment and some benchmarks. Good luck.

    Wow, that's actually bizarre, you're probably right about the hard-drive, I suppose you could test it with a linux live environment and some benchmarks. Good luck.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on What's on everyone's mind today? in ~talk

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    I think so too, Lord forgive them for they know not what they do.

    I think so too, Lord forgive them for they know not what they do.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on What can we learn from the life-cycles of Digg and Reddit? in ~talk

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    Right? The size of this community makes it kinda magical right now. I'm having a good time, I hope that an influx of users can be managed effectively in the future.

    Right? The size of this community makes it kinda magical right now. I'm having a good time, I hope that an influx of users can be managed effectively in the future.

    2 votes