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  1. Comment on Kids can't use computers in ~tech

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    This person is obviously very superior to anyone who doesn't know "how to reticulate splines using a hexagonal decode system so that I can build a GUI in Visual Basic and track an IP Address", and...

    This person is obviously very superior to anyone who doesn't know "how to reticulate splines using a hexagonal decode system so that I can build a GUI in Visual Basic and track an IP Address", and will definitely continue to make fast friends with whomever picks up on their annoyance when doing their job.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on California becomes the first state to restrict plastic straws at restaurants in ~enviro

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    Paper straws from Aardvark (https://www.aardvarkstraws.com/) have, supposedly, come a long way. You can read up on their story on their website. They do wholesale to restaurants and whatnot, so...

    Paper straws from Aardvark (https://www.aardvarkstraws.com/) have, supposedly, come a long way. You can read up on their story on their website. They do wholesale to restaurants and whatnot, so maybe we'll be seeing them soon.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Netflix planning live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender with original creators in ~tv

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    A Kyoshi story line would be a great thing to explore

    A Kyoshi story line would be a great thing to explore

    3 votes
  4. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~life

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    The message I took away from this: don't have kids. Lol. Wooooow this was quite the vent from her.

    The message I took away from this: don't have kids.
    Lol.
    Wooooow this was quite the vent from her.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Is there a net benefit to social media? in ~talk

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    The only other "social media" I use is Twitter. While there are a lot of things I find particularly annoying about the site, I have personally gained a lot of positives out of it. I follow a lot...

    The only other "social media" I use is Twitter. While there are a lot of things I find particularly annoying about the site, I have personally gained a lot of positives out of it. I follow a lot of people outside of my culture, and this has allowed me to see lots of different views and opinions about how other people's worlds work. Especially in other countries I have never been to. It makes me feel connected to those outside of my own community bubble. It has also led to some great conversations with random people; real dialogue I've never experienced on Facebook (my FB has been deactivated for 5 years now).

    I also follow a lot of artists, and so it has become a hub of great art to peruse and purchase, which has brought a lot of joy to my life. A lot of those artists rely on social media to become known, so it's a benefit for them too.

    It's a good way for me to keep up with what is being published by the magazines/newspapers/radio/podcasts I consume. I also follow my city's Twitter account, so I get easily accessible updates on things like new projects the city is starting, local environmental issues, board meetings, job listings, boil-water advisories, etc.

    I have two accounts. One I call my "bullshitting" account, where I'm relatively anon, where I retweet spicy memes and hot takes. The other one is my "business" account, where I connect with colleagues and my supervisors, and retweet very professional things. Twitter is a very useful tool in my field of work.

    Lastly, Twitter has allowed me to take real-life action following the internet rage over injustices in the world. I have participated in a handful of rallies/marches this year alone (even those that are about very local issues) because they were made known through Twitter. I would not have known about them/been inspired to join if it weren't for that. Congresspeople use Twitter heavily, so I'm able to track what they are doing almost on a daily basis to aid or hurt the community.

    So, I probably won't be leaving Twitter anytime soon because it has been an overall net positive for me.

  6. Comment on Droughts, heatwaves and floods: How to tell when climate change is to blame in ~enviro

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    Thanks for posting; was a good read.

    Thanks for posting; was a good read.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Great and cheap games on Nintendo Switch that are hard to find in ~games

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    I second this and highly, highly recommend Hollow Knight. It's extremely well made, and the company went above and beyond expectation with content and design. It will easily remain one of my...

    I second this and highly, highly recommend Hollow Knight. It's extremely well made, and the company went above and beyond expectation with content and design. It will easily remain one of my favorites for a loooooong time. You'll continually think to yourself "There's no way this game is only $15?? How??" Some people easily dump 100+ hrs into the game, and you'll never want it to end x-x

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What is something you've never done, that most people probably have? in ~talk

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    I've never "been to the club" or had a one night stand >_< I feel so prudish lol

    I've never "been to the club" or had a one night stand >_< I feel so prudish lol

    7 votes
  9. Comment on The 'great divide' in women's friendships in ~life

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    This was too real. I'm on the side of married but with no kids. My best friend is on the side of sleeping-around while having a young child. We get together maybe once every two months. Two days...

    This was too real.
    I'm on the side of married but with no kids. My best friend is on the side of sleeping-around while having a young child. We get together maybe once every two months. Two days ago she came over with her kid, and she fell asleep on the couch while I tried to entertain a 4 year old for several hours. She left shortly after waking up.

    I don't know what to make of this, but this is how our friendship is now.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on Recommend a show based on a person's Anime List in ~anime

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    Seems like anyone can recommend truly any anime you haven't heard of and you'll watch it, judging from that gigantic list XD

    Seems like anyone can recommend truly any anime you haven't heard of and you'll watch it, judging from that gigantic list XD

    3 votes
  11. Comment on How much is seeing your favourite band worth? in ~music

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    My husband and I drove all the way from central Florida to Greenville, SC solely to see the Foo Fighters...that cost us probably around $300 >~<

    My husband and I drove all the way from central Florida to Greenville, SC solely to see the Foo Fighters...that cost us probably around $300 >~<

  12. Comment on Better Call Saul: 'You Were a Lawyer' Season 4 Official Trailer in ~tv

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    Agreed. I found BB hard to watch sometimes because it was violent on a different level. BCS is just the right amount of clever with a fraction of the shock violence, but the stakes feel just as...

    Agreed. I found BB hard to watch sometimes because it was violent on a different level. BCS is just the right amount of clever with a fraction of the shock violence, but the stakes feel just as high. Idk. I think they're doing a really good job.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Science Solved It, a podcast about mysteries that were solved by science in ~science

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    shrug I pay for Spotify, so it's in my personal interest to have access to as much content I can get on there. A lot of what I listen to stems from publicly funded content anyway, like NPR and...

    shrug I pay for Spotify, so it's in my personal interest to have access to as much content I can get on there. A lot of what I listen to stems from publicly funded content anyway, like NPR and their shootoffs. I guess a work-around would be to convert podcast mp3s from other platforms over to my Spotify local library, just so I have everything in one place.

  14. Comment on What's your game that you'd really like to see made? in ~games

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    A Breath of the Wild-style Pokemon game. I'm not much into Pokemon, but an open-world exploration including to-scale Pokemon would be sooooooo dope.

    A Breath of the Wild-style Pokemon game. I'm not much into Pokemon, but an open-world exploration including to-scale Pokemon would be sooooooo dope.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Science Solved It, a podcast about mysteries that were solved by science in ~science

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    Hmmm, doesn't seem to be on Spotify (yet?)

    Hmmm, doesn't seem to be on Spotify (yet?)

    1 vote
  16. Comment on "The book was better than the movie." How important is the medium used in the storytelling? in ~talk

  17. Comment on Melbourne zoos dump Nestlé products over palm oil controversy in ~food

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    Nestle is truly the company of masterclass bullshittery. They've been hyping for several years how they're on a path towards sustainable-source palm oil, and most anyone who's invested in the...

    Nestle is truly the company of masterclass bullshittery. They've been hyping for several years how they're on a path towards sustainable-source palm oil, and most anyone who's invested in the movement has been skeptical. Not that the RSPO is the best standard, but if Nestle can't even reach THAT, then they should never claim they're concerned about the source of their PO.

    I know that it's difficult and more expensive to buy things that don't contain PO, but I highly encourage to reduce consumption of it. Making home-cooked meals with raw ingredients (not packaged and without the use of vegetable oil) has reduced my usage pretty completely, although it is more time consuming than throwing a TV dinner in the microwave. I've also found replacement brands for toothpaste, shampoo, and dishwashing soap that don't contain PO, they've been working well for over a year now. If you're interested in knowing these brands, let me know.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on PJ Morton: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert in ~music

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    Sounds like a good way to discover new sounds. Thanks for posting.

    Sounds like a good way to discover new sounds. Thanks for posting.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on PJ Morton: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert in ~music

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    Nice. Always wondered what the NPR Tiny Desk is. Is it always music, or just usually?

    Nice. Always wondered what the NPR Tiny Desk is. Is it always music, or just usually?

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Silent Planet - Northern Fires (Guernica) in ~music

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    Not only is the song really well done (and I love me some metal), I learned a little more about history. Thanks for posting.

    Not only is the song really well done (and I love me some metal), I learned a little more about history.

    Thanks for posting.

    1 vote