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  1. Comment on What are your views on hydrogen powered vehicles? in ~tech

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    I don’t know anything about them. Where can I learn more?

    I don’t know anything about them. Where can I learn more?

  2. Comment on For years Facebook claimed the adding a phone number for 2FA was only for security. Now it can be searched and there's no way to disable that. in ~tech

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    The third-best move is to stop now. Privacy is really, really hard though. You’re likely never going to have privacy unless you’re willing to make drastic changes in your life.

    The third-best move is to stop now. Privacy is really, really hard though. You’re likely never going to have privacy unless you’re willing to make drastic changes in your life.

  3. Comment on What are the best science fiction short stories, novellas, and novelettes you have ever read? in ~books

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    Wool by Hugh Howie. He turned it into a full trilogy of novels, but the original short story is great.

    Wool by Hugh Howie. He turned it into a full trilogy of novels, but the original short story is great.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What are you reading these days? #14 in ~books

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    You’re in for a treat :)

    You’re in for a treat :)

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is a tour de force of technology and world building in ~misc

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    Or world building in general, if you have anything.

    Or world building in general, if you have anything.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What are you reading these days? #14 in ~books

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    Re-reading The Stormlight Archive book one, The Way of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson. I read the first two so long ago that I don’t remember much of what happened, and I want to read the newest book...

    Re-reading The Stormlight Archive book one, The Way of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson. I read the first two so long ago that I don’t remember much of what happened, and I want to read the newest book (Oathbringer, book three) with some context.

    8 votes
  7. Comment on An interview with a guy who wears the same thing every day in ~life

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    Well I think those are two very different things. If your school had a uniform, you wore it. If your school didn’t have a uniform but you came to school everyday dressed as a goth ninja, it’s...

    Well I think those are two very different things. If your school had a uniform, you wore it. If your school didn’t have a uniform but you came to school everyday dressed as a goth ninja, it’s possible you don’t look back fondly on your personal choices.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on In what ways have internet friendships/communities made a positive impact on your life? in ~life

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    I got my current job through a friend I met on IRC years ago.

    I got my current job through a friend I met on IRC years ago.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Samsung reveals Galaxy Fold and S10 5G in ~tech

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    I’ve still got my iPhone 7. It’s larger than the 5 was, but it’s pretty comfortable. If this breaks at some point, I’ll try to replace it with another 7 - or perhaps an even older model.

    I’ve still got my iPhone 7. It’s larger than the 5 was, but it’s pretty comfortable. If this breaks at some point, I’ll try to replace it with another 7 - or perhaps an even older model.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What's your favorite online music streaming platform? in ~music

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    Interesting. Never heard of it.

    Interesting. Never heard of it.

  11. Comment on What's your favorite online music streaming platform? in ~music

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    Is this post a stealthy advertisement for Deezer? What is Deezer? Anyway, Spotify is the best streaming service I’ve tried by a large margin.

    Is this post a stealthy advertisement for Deezer? What is Deezer? Anyway, Spotify is the best streaming service I’ve tried by a large margin.

  12. Comment on What are you reading these days? #13 in ~books

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    I don’t really have a problem juggling non-fiction, so the first two are a non-issue. Blood Meridian is almost an educational experience - it is taking me a very long time to read. I’m re-reading...

    I don’t really have a problem juggling non-fiction, so the first two are a non-issue. Blood Meridian is almost an educational experience - it is taking me a very long time to read. I’m re-reading The Passage and it is on my phone, so I read that whenever I have a few spare minutes here and there. It’s a lot though. Probably too many at once.

  13. Comment on Razer closes its game store after 10 months in ~games

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    Interestingly, more competition should lead to better stores. This seems like a race to the bottom. I don’t play games much anymore. Is Steam still the gold standard?

    Interestingly, more competition should lead to better stores. This seems like a race to the bottom. I don’t play games much anymore. Is Steam still the gold standard?

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Riot.im: The Big 1.0 in ~tech

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    Why? What makes IRC clunky? I’ve never really understood what made IRC unusable in the first place.

    Why? What makes IRC clunky? I’ve never really understood what made IRC unusable in the first place.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on What are you reading these days? #13 in ~books

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    I’ve got a few going at once right now. Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy The Passage by Justin Cronin

    I’ve got a few going at once right now.

    • Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin
    • Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
    • Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
    • The Passage by Justin Cronin
    5 votes
  16. Comment on Aquaman’s Jason Momoa Joins Killer Cast Of Denis Villenueve’s ‘Dune’ in ~movies

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    So... I should probably read Dune.

    So... I should probably read Dune.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on The long-awaited moment... Dracula theme added! Oh also, the site is publicly visible now (but let's not be too noisy about it yet). in ~tildes.official

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    Thank you for Dracula.

    Thank you for Dracula.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on Altavista: The Rise & Fall of the Biggest Pre-Google Search Engine in ~tech

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    The link isn’t working for me

    The link isn’t working for me

  19. This is kind of a meta question I suppose, but I was wondering: where do folks here purchase books online? (As an aside, I check out books from the library often and I would highly recommend that...

    This is kind of a meta question I suppose, but I was wondering: where do folks here purchase books online?

    (As an aside, I check out books from the library often and I would highly recommend that you do too, but there are certain books that I want to keep, highlight, and write on. The library usually doesn’t sell these.)

    13 votes
  20. Comment on Tilderinos, what email newsletters are you subscribed to? in ~talk

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    That’s fine, but there’s a lot more to Crooked Media than just Pod Save America (which I also listen to and enjoy). I really liked Favreau’s The Wilderness. It was an informative look at what...

    That’s fine, but there’s a lot more to Crooked Media than just Pod Save America (which I also listen to and enjoy). I really liked Favreau’s The Wilderness. It was an informative look at what happened in 2016, what people got horribly wrong, and what people can do right moving forward. I would like to see them do more of that.

    For me, PSA is an entertaining recap of political events every few days (and I admittedly don’t listen to every episode). I’ve been trying to distance myself from politics a bit for my own sanity. It’s definitely not an unbiased source of news, but it is a source of a news and I enjoy listening to it. What I like most, actually, are the interviews they do. I get to hear a lot of people that I might not otherwise hear from.

    4 votes