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  1. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    I've found that thinking about stuff on paper (i.e., writing it down) really helps me think about algorithms and data structures a whole lot. Though what I've been coding doesn't really involve...

    I've found that thinking about stuff on paper (i.e., writing it down) really helps me think about algorithms and data structures a whole lot. Though what I've been coding doesn't really involve any thought that is exceedingly difficult, I imagine the process carries over well into tough problems.

    Pen/cil and paper rules.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on The coronavirus pandemic will forever alter the world order in ~health.coronavirus

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    Yet this pandemic has done wonders for his numbers. He's getting re-elected.

    But the American public would be stupid to vote Trump back in after how he's handled the coronavirus pandemic.

    Yet this pandemic has done wonders for his numbers. He's getting re-elected.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    Public transportation providers will usually have maps of their routes available on their websites (at least, the ones around me), so you should be able to print those.

    Public transportation providers will usually have maps of their routes available on their websites (at least, the ones around me), so you should be able to print those.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on What everyone’s getting wrong about the toilet paper shortage in ~finance

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    Tangential: I last bought toilet paper mid-February, before the panic-buying frenzy kicked off. Two six-packs of Charmin Ultra Gentle. Got 'em because Target was offering a $5 gift-card with that...

    Tangential: I last bought toilet paper mid-February, before the panic-buying frenzy kicked off. Two six-packs of Charmin Ultra Gentle. Got 'em because Target was offering a $5 gift-card with that purchase, and I figured toilet paper doesn't go bad and I would need it anyway, so why not? Lucky me, as I live alone and the TP seems to last me. Barely opened the second pack today! Though, I don't think I ever got that gift card...

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  5. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    Physical books. Much more ceremonious to open a book, take in its typography and design, smell the pages, and flip the pages than opening an ebook on an ebook reader. Makes me feel more devoted to...

    Physical books. Much more ceremonious to open a book, take in its typography and design, smell the pages, and flip the pages than opening an ebook on an ebook reader. Makes me feel more devoted to the book and I'm able to take it in without digital distraction. The tactile nature of a physical book can't be beat. Plus, you get to put them on a shelf and appear much more cultured to any visitors.

    I've long had an Austrian-made pair of AKG K240 MKIIs. The cable is frayed (it's replaceable but I haven't come around to it) and the mesh protecting the drivers has fallen off, but I'm still hanging on to them.

    A Fender Dynatouch Plus Princeton 65 that my mother bought for me (with financial help from various family members) for a birthday in 2002-3? will be with me forever, despite the fact that the input jack is clunky and a knob or two has fallen off. It's been my only amp since then.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on What's a good way to learn how to maintain my own computer hardware? in ~comp

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    Plus, a power supply isn't really going to become outdated, so it's worth spending extra on a really good power supply that you'll take with you into multiple builds. I have a Corsair AX860 (80+...

    Plus, a power supply isn't really going to become outdated, so it's worth spending extra on a really good power supply that you'll take with you into multiple builds. I have a Corsair AX860 (80+ Platinum) and I don't think I've even ever seen the fan spin. 7 year warranty, too. Though, if I were to buy again I might go with EVGA as they have a 10 year warranty.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Tildes' Backlog Burner Event: Shrink your unread books list this April! in ~books

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    Yea, I only expect to get through a few of those this year. Just figured I'd throw all my owned and unread books into the gauntlet. At my peak, I read about 100 books over the course of 2 years....

    Yea, I only expect to get through a few of those this year. Just figured I'd throw all my owned and unread books into the gauntlet.

    At my peak, I read about 100 books over the course of 2 years. I'd usually aim for 100 pages a day, or 3 hours of reading. Whichever came first. I don't really like the idea of devoting time to stuff that isn't challenging or significant, as pretentious as that is. Reading, anyway. I definitely indulge in watching garbage movies on the regular!

    Well, my reading has really fallen off over the past year-and-a-half. Hell, I'm gonna pick up a damn book right now! ...maybe after I pour myself a glass of whiskey.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What's on your bookshelf? in ~books

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    but where's your bookshelf, homie

    but where's your bookshelf, homie

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Tildes' Backlog Burner Event: Shrink your unread books list this April! in ~books

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    Well, as I posted in the bookshelf-showoff thread, I don't want to add to the shelf until I've read all that I got. So, here's what I got: Song of the Lark by Willa Cather - I've been about 3/4...

    Well, as I posted in the bookshelf-showoff thread, I don't want to add to the shelf until I've read all that I got. So, here's what I got:

    • Song of the Lark by Willa Cather - I've been about 3/4 done with this book for a while now. I should've finished it last November, but my reading has stalled.

    • Terra Nostra by Carlos Fuentes - I got ~150 pages in before I shifted to Song of the Lark.

    • Ulysses by James Joyce

    • English Music by Peter Ackroyd

    • Captivity György Spiró

    • Underworld by Don DeLillo

    • Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

    • Imperial by William T. Vollman

    • Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon

    • the other run-through of Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar

    • Cities in Flight by James Blish

    • part 2 of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

    • The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

    • The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle

    hmm... I think that's all that I own that I haven't read.

    On top of that, I'd like to do another run through of:

    • all of my Annie Dillard. I like the way she thinks. I like her composition. It's very moving.

    • 2666 by Roberto Bolaño. A chilling epic. I dare you to find something that leaves you with more unease. I want to say Blood Meridian has a similar timbre... but 2666 is so much better.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on What's on your bookshelf? in ~books

  11. Comment on What's on your bookshelf? in ~books

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    Hey, thanks for appreciating! I'd like to think I do a pretty good job of pre-selecting books that'll be good, and so far I have! A couple of stinkers that I took a chance on... For all there is...

    Hey, thanks for appreciating!

    I'd like to think I do a pretty good job of pre-selecting books that'll be good, and so far I have! A couple of stinkers that I took a chance on... For all there is to be said about The Canon®, I find that following it's lineage has proven to be fruitful.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on What's on your bookshelf? in ~books

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    Not sure how deep you want to go, but Gleick's The Information offers a pretty solid layman's overview.

    Not sure how deep you want to go, but Gleick's The Information offers a pretty solid layman's overview.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on What's on your bookshelf? in ~books

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    :D . That book was honestly pretty hard to follow. Too surreal and impressionistic, for me. I mean, I like that stuff, sometimes...but I feel it didn't work in that book. Yea, the box that I...

    I'm also lol'ing at "The Time of Quarantine"

    :D . That book was honestly pretty hard to follow. Too surreal and impressionistic, for me. I mean, I like that stuff, sometimes...but I feel it didn't work in that book.

    I should dig some of my overflow out and post it too but its such a pain.

    Yea, the box that I posted had mostly become a receptacle for hats and miscellany, so I had to clear that out before I got to the books .

    Anyhow, if you have any questions with regards to particular items on my shelf, feel free to ask! I really ought to get back into my hardcore reading mode...

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What's on your bookshelf? in ~books

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    Read 'em and weep: Main shelf Spillover box Nightstand 1 Nightstand 2 Nightstand 3 I've read about ~85% of the books I own. I intend to read the rest before I start buying more, but y'know, "best...

    Read 'em and weep:

    I've read about ~85% of the books I own. I intend to read the rest before I start buying more, but y'know, "best laid plans" and all that.

    Game: spot the currently all-too relevant title.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on What have you been cooking during quarantine? in ~food

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    Same as it ever was, mostly. Made some chilaquiles with a side of soy chorizo the other day, though. I make this every so often, but I tried to make it look a little nicer this time. Not too hard...

    Same as it ever was, mostly.

    Made some chilaquiles with a side of soy chorizo the other day, though. I make this every so often, but I tried to make it look a little nicer this time.

    Not too hard to make. Cut up some tortillas, give 'em a bit of a fry (I sprinkled some cayenne and garlic powder, cuz why not?), stew 'em in some type of enchilada sauce (I prefer green), top with crema, onions, and cotija. I cooked the soy chorizo with onions, and that's about it. Oh, and garnish with cilantro. Because all Mexican food must be garnished with cilantro if it is to be Instagram Ready™. (hot tip)

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Drop 2 Guitar Voicings in ~creative

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    With plain dots: Major 7 Drop 2 Voicings Top 4 EADGBe ------ ||||●● ||●●|| ||●||| |||||| |||●●● ||||●| ||●||| |||||● |||●|| ||●●●| |||||| |||||● ------ ||||●● ||●●|| etc... Dominant 7 Drop 2...

    With plain dots:

    Major 7 
    Drop 2 Voicings
    Top 4
    
    EADGBe
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    etc...
    
    
    
    
    Dominant 7
    Drop 2 Voicings
    Top 4
    
    EADGBe
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    etc...
    
    
    
    
    Minor 7
    Drop 2 Voicings
    Top 4
    
    EADGBe
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    Half-diminished 7
    Drop 2 Voicings
    Top 4
    
    EADGBe
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    2 votes
  17. Comment on Drop 2 Guitar Voicings in ~creative

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    Very cool! The chord diagrams are pretty much exactly what I'm thinking of implementing in plain(ish) text. I wonder how to place the fingered fret symbol onto one of the fretboards, though.

    Very cool! The chord diagrams are pretty much exactly what I'm thinking of implementing in plain(ish) text. I wonder how to place the fingered fret symbol onto one of the fretboards, though.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Drop 2 Guitar Voicings in ~creative

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    Yea, well awares. Though these shapes are being used in a different context, so there shouldn't be any confusion. I was thinking of just using ● for each chord part (as you might find in a...

    Yea, well awares. Though these shapes are being used in a different context, so there shouldn't be any confusion. I was thinking of just using for each chord part (as you might find in a traditional chord diagram), but I was hoping to impart more information on the function of each note. I'll probably just use after all, though.

    1 vote
  19. Drop 2 Guitar Voicings

    This is mostly a test to see how well this will show up, but I'm experimenting with some text-based (I guess UTF-8) chord diagrams. If anyone plays guitar and/or has some feedback, feel free to...

    This is mostly a test to see how well this will show up, but I'm experimenting with some text-based (I guess UTF-8) chord diagrams. If anyone plays guitar and/or has some feedback, feel free to chime in.

    These are drop 2 chord voicings on the top 4 strings of a standard-tuned guitar. Arranged vertically, with each shape representing each chord piece. The gaps are for clarity, but each line ought to be successive and the patterns repeat themselves.

    Edit: Well, it seems some of the symbols aren't rendered at a fixed-width. Though, they are in the font in my editor. Hm. I guess that's what I get for using symbols for an unintended purpose.

    EditEdit: Oh, I see. Firefox is using three different fonts to render the symbols. SF Mono is my default monospace font, and it only renders the symbol. It falls back to Courier New for and Segoe UI Symbol for the rest. Interesting.

    ▢ = Root
    △ = Major 3rd
    ▽ = Minor 3rd
    ○ = Perfect 5th
    ◎ = Diminished 5th
    ◊ = Major 7th
    ◇ = Minor 7th
    ◈ = Diminished 7th
    
    Major 7 
    Drop 2 Voicings
    Top 4
    
    EADGBe
    ------
    
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    ------
    
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    etc...
    
    
    
    
    Dominant 7
    Drop 2 Voicings
    Top 4
    
    EADGBe
    ------
    
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    etc...
    
    
    
    
    Minor 7
    Drop 2 Voicings
    Top 4
    
    EADGBe
    ------
    
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    etc...
    
    
    
    
    Half-diminished 7
    Drop 2 Voicings
    Top 4
    
    EADGBe
    ------
    
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    etc...
    
    7 votes