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  1. Comment on Setting aside the musical content (if you can), what are the best music videos you know? in ~music

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    Beastie Boys - Sabotage (no link here, you probably know this one) Royksopp - Remind Me Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy I'll add more when I think of them. I'm a...

    Beastie Boys - Sabotage (no link here, you probably know this one)
    Royksopp - Remind Me
    Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
    Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy

    I'll add more when I think of them. I'm a middle-aged guy so these will lean heavily toward '90s MTV era since that's when I watched a lot of music videos. Great idea for a post, though! I can't wait to watch some excellent music videos.

    11 votes
  2. Comment on Lower Dens claim some radio programmers are blocking new single “Young Republicans” for its politics. in ~music

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    The answer is probably "most stations" since I've never heard of these guys. I live in a city that has an indie public radio station in it. My wife listens to it all the time. I would have heard...

    The answer is probably "most stations" since I've never heard of these guys. I live in a city that has an indie public radio station in it. My wife listens to it all the time. I would have heard of these guys if they were any good.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What is your favourite programming language? in ~comp

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    C, because I can keep its syntax in my head. Also, it just makes sense to use C in my most-used operating system, OpenBSD. I like the "close to the operating system" feel.

    C, because I can keep its syntax in my head. Also, it just makes sense to use C in my most-used operating system, OpenBSD. I like the "close to the operating system" feel.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Len - Steal My Sunshine in ~music

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    This song's perfect. A great pop song through and through. I like those songs where you hear them and simultaneously love hearing the song and know that you don't need to find any "deep cuts" by...

    This song's perfect. A great pop song through and through. I like those songs where you hear them and simultaneously love hearing the song and know that you don't need to find any "deep cuts" by the musicians.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What is your personal preference and why: vim or emacs? in ~comp

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    vi because it comes on the computers I have to SSH into to do work. Also, because it is very similar to ed which friggin' BETTER be on the computers I SSH into because it's the standard Unix...

    vi because it comes on the computers I have to SSH into to do work. Also, because it is very similar to ed which friggin' BETTER be on the computers I SSH into because it's the standard Unix editor. I don't like dicking around with super-complex config files because then I'd get dependent on them. I stick with what works.

    I've never encountered any of the bugs that vim supposedly fixes over vi, so that's why my answer is not vim.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on What's your favorite videogame? in ~games

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    I've really got to get around to getting the new Doom game. I've been broke recently but that's starting to turn around so maybe it's time to pick it up. I hope to get the same weird effect...

    I've really got to get around to getting the new Doom game. I've been broke recently but that's starting to turn around so maybe it's time to pick it up. I hope to get the same weird effect happening to me as what happened to you. That's kind of weird and cool at the same time!

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What's your favorite videogame? in ~games

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    Doom. It blew my mind in '94 and it is still very fun.

    Doom. It blew my mind in '94 and it is still very fun.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on Reddit Terminal Viewer development is shutting down, owner citing burnout and disillusionment with Reddit as a platform in ~comp

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    I could see it being useful if you're behind a content filter that blocks Reddit. SSH into your home machine or anywhere you can run RTV from and let 'er rip.

    I could see it being useful if you're behind a content filter that blocks Reddit. SSH into your home machine or anywhere you can run RTV from and let 'er rip.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    That sounds bad ass.

    That sounds bad ass.

  10. Comment on R. Kelly charged with 11 new counts of sexual assault and abuse in ~music

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    Man, I'm glad I've got "Trapped In The Closet" on my TiVo. R. Kelly's going to be ultra-black listed.

    Man, I'm glad I've got "Trapped In The Closet" on my TiVo. R. Kelly's going to be ultra-black listed.

  11. Comment on Apply Directly to the Forehead: Lamenting the death of the truly weird TV ad in ~tv

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    This makes me miss infomercials. Nowadays, they must not make enough money because it seems like nighttime TV is just a bunch of re-runs. I remember one time I saw an infomercial designed...

    This makes me miss infomercials. Nowadays, they must not make enough money because it seems like nighttime TV is just a bunch of re-runs. I remember one time I saw an infomercial designed specifically for people who wanted to cheat on their spouses. This was pre-Ashley Madison and it blew my mind. The nerve! I only saw that infomercial once but that was enough for it to keep a little spot in my memory.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Should Tildes archive links submitted to it? in ~tildes

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    Personally, I find value in Tildes as a way to discuss current things. If a page gets deleted, its value is gone for me. I'd rather Tildes just not archive the links since it's weird talking about...

    Personally, I find value in Tildes as a way to discuss current things. If a page gets deleted, its value is gone for me. I'd rather Tildes just not archive the links since it's weird talking about a page that doesn't exist anymore.

  13. Comment on In what ways is the world better now than it was 10 years ago? in ~talk

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    This is an underrated comment. I love hamburgers, and I have switched over to Impossible Burgers whenever I have the option. They taste great and are better for the environment (and the cows!)

    This is an underrated comment. I love hamburgers, and I have switched over to Impossible Burgers whenever I have the option. They taste great and are better for the environment (and the cows!)

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Quake II RTX ray-traced remaster will be released on June 6th, 2019 in ~games

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    I love this! Quake 2 was the game that got me to pony up the cash for a Voodoo 2 video card. That's cool that they're using it to show people how nice it looks with raytracing.

    I love this! Quake 2 was the game that got me to pony up the cash for a Voodoo 2 video card. That's cool that they're using it to show people how nice it looks with raytracing.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on One Year Off, Every Seven Years: How about this for a demand? You work for six years and you get a whole paid year off to do whatever the hell you want. in ~life

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    Yeah, this article was a bit light on how to accomplish this "one year off" thing. If you're going to suggest an idea that radical, I'd like to see a lot more substance about how it would work....

    Yeah, this article was a bit light on how to accomplish this "one year off" thing. If you're going to suggest an idea that radical, I'd like to see a lot more substance about how it would work. I'm particularly skeptical about how it would work for small business owners with few employees. That seventh year would be rough. And what's to stop people from getting laid off in years five or six? It seems like businesses would be encouraged to get rid of their dead weight early.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on The Sims 4 is currently free on Origin in ~games

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    I think that's what it was. Last night I found that my old XBox Live account was linked. I think I must have made an EA account back when I had one of the NHL games that I played regularly. I'm...

    I think that's what it was. Last night I found that my old XBox Live account was linked. I think I must have made an EA account back when I had one of the NHL games that I played regularly.

    I'm having a blast with the Sims 4, so it's no big deal! I haven't played since Sims 1 and I'm glad to see that the people don't pee their pants as often. It was a bit out of hand on the original game.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Go is Google's language, not ours in ~comp

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    This is an important distinction to keep in mind. Thanks for reminding me. ANSI C for life! ;)

    This is an important distinction to keep in mind. Thanks for reminding me. ANSI C for life! ;)

    1 vote
  18. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power. I got a used CD for $6 and you don't pass that deal up. I had to sell my original CD when I moved, so I'm still operating in the red as it were, but it's nice to...

    Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power. I got a used CD for $6 and you don't pass that deal up. I had to sell my original CD when I moved, so I'm still operating in the red as it were, but it's nice to have Pantera's best CD back again.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Washington becomes first US state to legalise human composting in ~life

  20. Comment on What are you reading these days? #20 in ~books

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    East of Eden, by John Steinbeck. It's been kick ass so far.

    East of Eden, by John Steinbeck. It's been kick ass so far.

    1 vote