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  1. Comment on Are there any sailors on here? in ~hobbies

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    The closest I've come to being a sailor is going on a booze-cruise in Cancun. That said, I have come across Fair Transport and think it might be of some interest to you.

    The closest I've come to being a sailor is going on a booze-cruise in Cancun. That said, I have come across Fair Transport and think it might be of some interest to you.

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  2. Comment on Intuitive music composition software in ~creative

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    Your program looks rad! Looking forward to playing around with it when I get home. 🎼🎶

    Your program looks rad! Looking forward to playing around with it when I get home. 🎼🎶

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  3. Comment on Intuitive music composition software in ~creative

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    What you're looking for is a MIDI keyboard controller. The one I linked comes with Ableton Live Lite, which is probably the most intuitive software to compose music in. You can go from "sounds in...

    What you're looking for is a MIDI keyboard controller. The one I linked comes with Ableton Live Lite, which is probably the most intuitive software to compose music in. You can go from "sounds in your head" to "cool sounds playing out of my speakers" pretty fast. It might be a little more tricky if you need traditional music notation, but I'm sure there are workable MIDI->notation solutions out there.

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  4. Comment on The timeless nihilism of Se7en: Released twenty-five years ago, David Fincher's film is a crushing look at just how meaningless life can be in ~movies

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    Oh, it's a great watch! They do a such a good job of lampooning their own stoner bro-iness.

    Oh, it's a great watch! They do a such a good job of lampooning their own stoner bro-iness.

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

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    Guessing it's just a built-in browser style? Dunno why browsers would make those kinds of choices, though.

    Guessing it's just a built-in browser style? Dunno why browsers would make those kinds of choices, though.

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

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    Came across this little challenge that Repl.it uses as a base interview question. Well, I figured I'd try to code up a solution in Rust, so here it is.. It's not robust in that it'll panic when I...

    Came across this little challenge that Repl.it uses as a base interview question. Well, I figured I'd try to code up a solution in Rust, so here it is.. It's not robust in that it'll panic when I attempt a transformation past the string's range (and probably for other reasons I'm unaware of), so I guess I'll add some error-handling if I really want to continue to chisel away.

    Also, I believe the fourth example in their challenge posting that is supposed to evaluate to true has the wrong 'skip' count. It should be 6 rather than 4 in order to evaluate to true. Either I identified a problem in their question, or my logic is off...

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

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    Very nice! Bold and simple! Uninteresting observation: The navigation buttons have a slight radius when rendered in Microsoft's Edge browser, but have no radius on Firefox (Nightly). Not sure what...

    Very nice! Bold and simple!

    Uninteresting observation: The navigation buttons have a slight radius when rendered in Microsoft's Edge browser, but have no radius on Firefox (Nightly). Not sure what your intentions were, but I prefer no radius.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on "It's Too Late" - Carole King in ~music

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    A mom classic. And a damn good song!

    A mom classic. And a damn good song!

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Do stories need conflict? in ~books

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    The timbre of drama doesn't need explicit conflict. Not for me, at least. Conflict abounds, however. Sometimes, that conflict manifests internally. At least, it does with good stories. Also, the...

    The timbre of drama doesn't need explicit conflict. Not for me, at least.

    Conflict abounds, however. Sometimes, that conflict manifests internally. At least, it does with good stories.

    Also, the mundane can be made beautiful via the artistry of a writer. That's worthy of appreciation in-and-of itself, despite any apparent lack of plot.

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  10. Comment on If you come from a historically/actively oppressed racial/ethnic group, how has that affected you? in ~talk

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    The local majority, growing up, was always some variation of "Hispanic." The only cases of being misidentified would be when I was assumed to speak fluent Spanish and, instead, I spoke nearly no...

    Are you still assumed to be a member of the local majority, then? Have you had any experiences of being misidentified, and possibly any resultant difference in treatment?

    The local majority, growing up, was always some variation of "Hispanic." The only cases of being misidentified would be when I was assumed to speak fluent Spanish and, instead, I spoke nearly no Spanish. And, there is a difference in treatment in that case, for sure!

    *Oh, actually... I've had a couple of occasions where I was hypothesized to be half Japanese/Korean. By Asian cohorts.

    Have you had any lessons passed down to you from previous generations that shape how you think of your society when it comes to race?

    No, not really. Or, none that were explicitly framed in a racial way. Though, I'm sure some "lessons" had an underlying racial component that even the "teacher" was unaware of.

    Well, my mother named me and my brother with the consideration of Latino-sounding names being a negative in society. So, our first names are very "Anglo", in spite of our very Latino last names.

    How diverse is your social circle, both within and beyond your immediate closest friends and family? Would you like to change it in any way? Any pros or cons you see to that?

    While the town I grew up in was mostly Latin-American, there was also a decent Asian-American contingent. A few white folk and black folk, but ~80% Latino, ~15% Asian. My social circle consisted of people from many different ethnic backgrounds (though, weighted somewhat in the makeup of the city). I don't recall it ever being something that came up. I'm lucky to have been exposed to many different cultures in a suburb(ish) of Los Angeles. Even in the low-income apartment complex I grew up in. I played with a few white kids, a few black kids, and Latino kids (I can't recall any Asian kids). The implications of ethnic baggage was never a factor. Hmm..why would I change it?

    Uh... my family is my family, so, naturally, they share pretty much the same ethnic makeup as me.

    In what ways might being a light-skinned minority be better than darker-skinned, and what ways might it be worse? Both nationally and locally.

    "Blackness" or, in this case, "darkness" has been a stigma for... quite a while, I believe. An unfortunate fact of life... but, light skin has generally been perceived universally as "better." I'm not pale-as-fuck, but I'm probably close enough to "white" to not draw negative attention from bigoted white folk. Though...I'd probably have to travel through majority white areas to really determine that.

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  11. Comment on Complete an emotional inventory of your music library/experiences in ~music

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    I'll definitely be revisiting this topic, but for now... Some Things Last A Long Time by Daniel Johnston ... on many levels, really. A Rorschach test for pain. Forever by Juliana Barwick ... I...

    I'll definitely be revisiting this topic, but for now...

    Is emotionally devastating

    Some Things Last A Long Time by Daniel Johnston ... on many levels, really. A Rorschach test for pain.

    You've cried to

    Forever by Juliana Barwick ... I happened to be browsing my mother's Facebook profile. Looking through her pictures...I was just sad for her as I feel she deserves more happiness. She sacrificed a lot just to raise some dumbass kids.

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  12. Comment on The timeless nihilism of Se7en: Released twenty-five years ago, David Fincher's film is a crushing look at just how meaningless life can be in ~movies

  13. Comment on If you come from a historically/actively oppressed racial/ethnic group, how has that affected you? in ~talk

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    Well, it has effected me in the way that history compounds. That is, my forebears may have been subjected to discrimination that limited their ability to "succeed" (my maternal grandmother, for...

    Well, it has effected me in the way that history compounds. That is, my forebears may have been subjected to discrimination that limited their ability to "succeed" (my maternal grandmother, for example, went to a segregated school), which would have implications for their children (who also may have been subjected to discrimination) and their children's children, etc... eventually leading up to ME. By the power of compound interest, I could've been a trust-fund baby if my ancestors were allowed the chance to accumulate wealth!

    In my waking life, I can't say I've really ever felt negatively discriminated against. BUT, my waking life has consisted of my existing in a place where my ethnic background is the/a norm. Nationally, that may not be the case. Though, I think my skin is light enough and my features ambiguous enough to not draw negative attention from those who would discriminate.

    Hell, at this point based on virtue of my last name I might become a token diversity hire! The good kind of discrimination, and I'd take it..because I need a damn job.

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  14. Comment on Looking for programming/software book recommendations in ~books

  15. Comment on Thomas Frank on the podcast "Useful Idiots" in ~humanities

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    An American historical perspective on the use of "populism" in politics and the media. With the expected parallels to today's political climate, of course. Note to whoever edited the title: Useful...

    Author Thomas Frank joins the show to discuss his latest book ‘The People, NO: A Brief History of Anti-Populism.’

    An American historical perspective on the use of "populism" in politics and the media. With the expected parallels to today's political climate, of course.

    Note to whoever edited the title: Useful Idiots is the name of the podcast, not the subject of discussion.

  16. Comment on Department of Justice designates New York City, Seattle, and Portland as “anarchist jurisdictions” in ~news

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    This makes me wonder... if we took pro-Trump (i.e., cities/municipalities where Trump holds a > 50% approval rating) and anti-Trump cities and compared their economies, how would that look? I know...

    The designation comes after a memo from President Trump earlier this month threatening to cut off federal funds for cities

    This makes me wonder... if we took pro-Trump (i.e., cities/municipalities where Trump holds a > 50% approval rating) and anti-Trump cities and compared their economies, how would that look? I know pro-Trump and anti-Trump economies are conflated, so it's not that simple to breakdown, but still, the economy of New York City is pretty massive...

    Also, if the city is an "anarchist jurisdiction" can they tell the federal government "okay, we're withholding state funding to you" and refuse to pay taxes?

    13 votes
  17. Comment on Tildes Census Deep Dive - What do you dislike about tildes? in ~tildes

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    I'll out myself as having written this response : Emphasis on the last sentence, though. I'm always willing to learn, so when misconceptions are cleared by someone more knowledgeable...well,...

    I'll out myself as having written this response :

    like many social websites that lure technically-proficient people, certain discussions can become hampered by needless pedantry. though, I appreciate pedantry when it's appropriate.

    Emphasis on the last sentence, though. I'm always willing to learn, so when misconceptions are cleared by someone more knowledgeable...well, that's a good thing, I think!

    10 votes
  18. Comment on The possibility of life without money in ~finance

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    I’m already living that life! Ain’t so bad... So much culture is based on the accumulation of wealth. Take that away, and what’s left?

    I’m already living that life! Ain’t so bad...

    So much culture is based on the accumulation of wealth. Take that away, and what’s left?

    3 votes