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  1. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    I have a homebrew apple wine and hydromel (beer-ish ABV mead) that came out decent after a few months of aging.

    I have a homebrew apple wine and hydromel (beer-ish ABV mead) that came out decent after a few months of aging.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Megathread for news/updates/discussion about Musk's takeover of Twitter – Part 1 in ~tech

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    I’m wondering what Musk’s investment partners think about all this, and how soon they’ll take action publicly.

    I’m wondering what Musk’s investment partners think about all this, and how soon they’ll take action publicly.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - April 20-21 in ~news

  4. Comment on EU triggers mechanism to strip Hungary of billions worth of budget funds in ~news

  5. Comment on One Putin move and behold: West’s unity tightens overnight in ~misc

  6. Comment on One Putin move and behold: West’s unity tightens overnight in ~misc

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    This should probably go in the megathread.

    This should probably go in the megathread.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    ~autumn has it right, it’s slow, but it’s significantly more relaxed than flying. Bring something long to read, and a little extra food, and be aware that you won’t always have a cell signal.

    ~autumn has it right, it’s slow, but it’s significantly more relaxed than flying. Bring something long to read, and a little extra food, and be aware that you won’t always have a cell signal.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I took my first Amtrak (US national train operator) trip to visit siblings.

    I took my first Amtrak (US national train operator) trip to visit siblings.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on Ahmaud Arbery’s killers convicted of murder in ~news

  10. Comment on Spencer, Kessler, Cantwell and other white supremacists found liable in deadly Unite the Right rally in ~news

  11. Comment on Great, affordable downtowns that don't require a car? in ~life

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    The city has decent bike infrastructure (maps!). I moved to the edge of downtown SLC recently, and can confirm that it's easy to get around walking or biking and transit. 3rd South and 2nd West...

    The city has decent bike infrastructure (maps!). I moved to the edge of downtown SLC recently, and can confirm that it's easy to get around walking or biking and transit. 3rd South and 2nd West are great, the parking lane is between the traffic lanes and the bike lanes. Transit includes decent light and commuter rail (especially for a west US city). I commuted on a bike and light rail from south-central Salt Lake valley to a little past downtown for a few months for an internship, and didn't have problems. I don't use the buses very often, so I can't really talk about them.

    There are three events that downtown residents have to plan around: twice-annual Mormon conference, and the Pioneer Day parade and marathon. The conferences happen the first weekend of every April and October, and it's best to not drive at all those weekends. Apparently they've gone completely remote since COVID, so it hasn't been too bad the last couple years, but I'm not counting on it staying that way. Pioneer Day is July 24th, and despite living a block away from the parade route for five years, it caught me by surprise each time.

    Politically, it has the usual liberal(-ish) city in a conservative state problems. The state legislature can't stand the idea of having a D representative in Congress, so Salt Lake County is gerrymandered. The legislature has a habit of ignoring or watering down popular referendums that are even vaguely progressive. Mormons have an outsize influence- they're something like 80% of the legislature, but ~55% of the population.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on MIT scientists report 'major advance' in fusion energy in ~science

  13. Comment on What's the most expensive food you splurge on to make you happy? in ~food

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    That reminds me of some delicious pale temari that I got at the grocery store a couple years ago. I’ve been looking for it recently, but haven’t been able to find it.

    That reminds me of some delicious pale temari that I got at the grocery store a couple years ago. I’ve been looking for it recently, but haven’t been able to find it.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Whistleblower alleges Ubiquiti massively downplayed a “catastrophic” incident to minimize the hit to its stock price in ~tech

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    Well, I’m glad I decided to not enable remote UniFi controller access on my home network.

    Well, I’m glad I decided to not enable remote UniFi controller access on my home network.

  15. Comment on High spirits: Heavy metal and mental health in ~health

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    This reminds me of the way Buddhist traditions teach to “sit with” a your emotions; i.e. to let yourself experience it, but with the understanding that it is just that, a transitive experience.

    This reminds me of the way Buddhist traditions teach to “sit with” a your emotions; i.e. to let yourself experience it, but with the understanding that it is just that, a transitive experience.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on How should we evaluate narrative tension in videogames? in ~games

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    I don’t have anything to add, but there is a technical term for the conflict between the narrative told by gameplay and the narrative told by the plot: ludonarrative dissonance.

    I don’t have anything to add, but there is a technical term for the conflict between the narrative told by gameplay and the narrative told by the plot: ludonarrative dissonance.

    9 votes
  17. Comment on Daily thread - United States 2021 transition of power - January 19 in ~news

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    Here you go, I came across it a minute ago. The summary is that two were removed due to inappropriate comments via text message, and the other ten were removed due to personal history. There’s no...

    Here you go, I came across it a minute ago.

    The summary is that two were removed due to inappropriate comments via text message, and the other ten were removed due to personal history. There’s no description of what about those histories prompted this.

    7 votes
  18. Comment on Game soundtracks: Listening to them outside the game and how they impact the game itself in ~games

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    Journey (my favorite of the list); I prefer listening to the whole thing, but I Was Born for This is excellent. Doom 2016 Undertale Horizon: Zero Dawn; Within the Embrace, Your Hand of Sun and...
    • Journey (my favorite of the list); I prefer listening to the whole thing, but I Was Born for This is excellent.
    • Doom 2016
    • Undertale
    • Horizon: Zero Dawn; Within the Embrace, Your Hand of Sun and Jewels, and the three Songs to the Sun are great.
    8 votes
  19. Comment on WhatsApp gives users an ultimatum: Share data with Facebook or stop using the app in ~tech

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    How did Facebook convince themselves that this was a good idea right after the FTC sued them for illegal monopolization?

    How did Facebook convince themselves that this was a good idea right after the FTC sued them for illegal monopolization?

    13 votes