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

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    I've pretty much had Tame Impala's new album The Slow Rush on repeat since it came out on the 14th. It's been almost 5 years since he put out Currents and it's definitely been worth the wait....

    I've pretty much had Tame Impala's new album The Slow Rush on repeat since it came out on the 14th. It's been almost 5 years since he put out Currents and it's definitely been worth the wait.

    Favorite songs so far:
    Breathe Deeper

    It Might Be Time

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Mr. Robot - Season 4 Trailer (starts October 6) in ~tv

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    I am so unbelievably excited for this. Been watching since Season 1 and it's stayed one of my favorite shows of all time. Between the technical accuracy of the show, the cinematography, and the...

    I am so unbelievably excited for this. Been watching since Season 1 and it's stayed one of my favorite shows of all time. Between the technical accuracy of the show, the cinematography, and the characters, I'm going to miss it.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Creator of "DeepNude" releases it as GPL licensed Open Source Software after previously taking it down in ~comp

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    This sort of stuff is just what we're going to have to deal with now. As humanity progresses up the tech tree, the problems and challenges it will have to face get harder.

    This sort of stuff is just what we're going to have to deal with now. As humanity progresses up the tech tree, the problems and challenges it will have to face get harder.

    12 votes
  4. Comment on What Are You Reading - Science Edition in ~science

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    I read Ignition!: An information history of liquid rocket propellants a couple months ago. It's about the history of the development of liquid rocket fuels in the 1940s-50s. If you're interested...

    “Now it is clear that anyone working with rocket fuels is outstandingly mad. I don’t mean garden-variety crazy or a merely raving lunatic. I mean a record-shattering exponent of far-out insanity.”

    I read Ignition!: An information history of liquid rocket propellants a couple months ago. It's about the history of the development of liquid rocket fuels in the 1940s-50s. If you're interested in the chemistry behind how rockets work, I highly recommend it. It's informative, while managing to stay readable to anyone who's taken a High School chemistry class. Some sections get more technical, but anything you can't infer from context clues can be easily googled. He has a very laid-back writing style, and there's funny anecdotes peppered throughout the entire book.

    An example, and one of my favorite passages, describes a chemical that is particularly dangerous:

    ”It is, of course, extremely toxic, but that’s the least of the problem. It is hypergolic with every known fuel, and so rapidly hypergolic that no ignition delay has ever been measured. It is also hypergolic with such things as cloth, wood, and test engineers, not to mention asbestos, sand, and water-with which it reacts explosively. It can be kept in some of the ordinary structural metals-steel, copper, aluminium, etc.-because of the formation of a thin film of insoluble metal fluoride which protects the bulk of the metal, just as the invisible coat of oxide on aluminium keeps it from burning up in the atmosphere. If, however, this coat is melted or scrubbed off, and has no chance to reform, the operator is confronted with the problem of coping with a metal-fluorine fire. For dealing with this situation, I have always recommended a good pair of running shoes.”

    9 votes
  5. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I've got finals on Monday and Tuesday, so my weekend will be filled with studying. Can't wait for this semester to be over.

    I've got finals on Monday and Tuesday, so my weekend will be filled with studying. Can't wait for this semester to be over.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What song are you currently addicted to? in ~music

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    From his Isolar II tour in 1978, when he played it for the first time live, is my personal favorite version of the song. Low is an overall incredible album, from front to back (Some might say his...

    From his Isolar II tour in 1978, when he played it for the first time live, is my personal favorite version of the song. Low is an overall incredible album, from front to back (Some might say his best ever).

  7. Comment on Effective alarm clock for Android that doesn't spy on you or need 25 permissions? in ~tech

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    I've used sleep cycle for years! Wake up phases worked way better than I thought they would. Definitely recommend.

    I've used sleep cycle for years! Wake up phases worked way better than I thought they would. Definitely recommend.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What were the best games you played this year? in ~games

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    I played Life is Strange just before Episode 5 came out, which happened to be my junior year of High School. The in-game choices allow you to deviate from the story, while still remaining a...

    I played Life is Strange just before Episode 5 came out, which happened to be my junior year of High School. The in-game choices allow you to deviate from the story, while still remaining a fantastic overarching narrative. Everything about the game is beautiful, from the soundtrack (which I still listen to on a regular basis) to the visual art style. The dialogue can be a bit corny in some scenes, but in a way that leans more towards endearment than cringe. It made me laugh and cry, and has substantially changed my life more than anything else I've played.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on ~music Listening Club 23 - Dark Side of the Moon in ~music

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    DSotM has been my favorite album since I first listened to it, and has introduced me to world of new music that I never would have discovered otherwise. I listen to the album to completion at...

    DSotM has been my favorite album since I first listened to it, and has introduced me to world of new music that I never would have discovered otherwise. I listen to the album to completion at least once every couple weeks, and always find myself hearing new things.

    If I had to pick two favorite songs, I'd have to go with Time (which is my all-time favorite song), and Us and Them.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on What's the Best Horror book you've read in the past year? in ~books

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    I just ordered a copy of The Stand today! At over 1200 pages, it's a beast, and definitely the longest book I've read yet. Excited for it though.

    I just ordered a copy of The Stand today! At over 1200 pages, it's a beast, and definitely the longest book I've read yet. Excited for it though.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on The logistics behind transporting a billion-dollar satellite on the Air Force's largest cargo plane in ~space

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    Great article detailing the monumental task that transporting a $1.3B satellite is. Thanks!

    Great article detailing the monumental task that transporting a $1.3B satellite is. Thanks!

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Struggling to find a new TV show to watch? Check out my Google doc detailing shows I've watched, shows I'm currently watching, and shows I want to watch. All with IMDB links and ratings. in ~tv

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    I see that you have The Expanse in your watch list, which I will enthusiastically recommend. In my opinion, it's the best science fiction series currently airing. Season 1 is slow to build, but 2...

    I see that you have The Expanse in your watch list, which I will enthusiastically recommend. In my opinion, it's the best science fiction series currently airing. Season 1 is slow to build, but 2 is great and 3 is better.

    I'll also recommend Mr. Robot, which is a fantastic hacker-drama. Its efforts at realism are only surpassed by the stunning cinematography. Stick with it until the third season and you won't be disappointed. I'm anxiously waiting for the fourth.

    2 votes