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

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    I implemented a 2-player board game based on a video I saw a few months back -- Royal Game of Ur

    I implemented a 2-player board game based on a video I saw a few months back -- Royal Game of Ur

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  2. Comment on 4 words poetry challenge in ~creative

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    Jackets cover yesternight's lapses.

    Jackets cover yesternight's lapses.

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  3. Comment on In my opinion, censorship is a bad way to combat hate speech. in ~talk

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    This is what resonates with me the most. People who are banned from one platform can still take their ideas to a slightly more niche or obscure platform. So, your hate speech got banned by...

    I think it is a band-aid solution. People who have their voice taken away from themselves are not suddenly going to change their mind.

    This is what resonates with me the most. People who are banned from one platform can still take their ideas to a slightly more niche or obscure platform. So, your hate speech got banned by Facebook? Go to Reddit and Twitter. Banned from there? Daily Stormer. Cloudfare took away their website? Start an underground network of Discord servers, of which staff are now going to have to play a game of Whack-a-Mole to take them down.

    All that suppressing does to the person is make them say, "See? The tolerant was intolerant all along!" and solidify their belief to the point that it becomes too late change their mind.

  4. Comment on What do you Tildians think of Atom? in ~comp

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    After giving Atom a few whirls every so often, I've felt that it was a coffeescript variation of Emacs, except with a more gentle learning curve. My daily text editor is Emacs.

    After giving Atom a few whirls every so often, I've felt that it was a coffeescript variation of Emacs, except with a more gentle learning curve.

    My daily text editor is Emacs.

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  5. Comment on How do you get your news? in ~news

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    I've been actively getting my news much less often lately. After the wave of false information in news, I've reconsidered why I wanted to get news. Do I want to stay in touch with the world? How...

    I've been actively getting my news much less often lately.

    After the wave of false information in news, I've reconsidered why I wanted to get news. Do I want to stay in touch with the world? How would that help me? Did I want to get angry at the next controversy or XYZ-gate? That doesn't seem like a healthy habit. After a while, I realized that nearly all my news politics-wise did nothing but make me miserable.

    Now, all political news I receive on the grand scale is entirely accidental from social media and gleaning from post-ironic memes. Local news from county newspapers, on the other hand, is extremely boring. The level of boringness it gives makes me believe that I can trust it.

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  6. Comment on Have you quit any social media? in ~talk

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    I quit Facebook around 2014. I've been on it for a few years, but I've never really got anything out of it besides lost time. About a year ago, I stopped using my Instagram and Twitter accounts,...

    I quit Facebook around 2014. I've been on it for a few years, but I've never really got anything out of it besides lost time. About a year ago, I stopped using my Instagram and Twitter accounts, and in the last few months, I've cut out most of my social media accounts.

    Currently, the closest to social media I have are reddit and Discord. I like Discord since it focuses on similar interests over friend circles, and Reddit took the time-wasting responsibility that Facebook used to take, except instead of feeling miserable afterwards, I just get a bunch of memes. Hopefully, I'll cut out reddit as well. For talking with others, I use Discord and texts. I don't talk to too many people, but that's all right.

    I'd probably call myself more introverted than most, so I don't feel like it's too bad. I don't have to keep up with too many people at once, and most posts are just people showing their best while hiding their worst anyways. If I even unconsciously compare my whole life to others' social media accounts, how would I feel good about that? Instead, talking to just a few friends give me a much better experience than I can say most social media will give.

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  7. Comment on What are you reading these days? #9 in ~books

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    I've recently got out of procrastination and got into reading Brave New World. It's interesting so far, but the epub version provided by the Gutenberg Project is less than ideal. I've also been...

    I've recently got out of procrastination and got into reading Brave New World. It's interesting so far, but the epub version provided by the Gutenberg Project is less than ideal.

    I've also been recommended Crime and Punishment by a friend, so I plan to read that after BNW if I don't forget by then.

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