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

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    Top tracks this week - one per artist: Run - Joji Back Home - Caribou The Gospel Truth - Clarence Clarity DIET_ - Denzel Curry pay attention! - Underscores I've listened to a bunch of Caribou in...

    Top tracks this week - one per artist:

    1. Run - Joji
    2. Back Home - Caribou
    3. The Gospel Truth - Clarence Clarity
    4. DIET_ - Denzel Curry
    5. pay attention! - Underscores

    I've listened to a bunch of Caribou in anticipation of his new album coming out on the 28th. I haven't listened to him in a while, and completely forgot how much his songs slap. The singles have also all been top, so I am unreasonably hyped for the album.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on A dad drank 50 beers every day for 6 weeks. This is what happened to his brain. in ~science

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    didn't watch the video yet but the title reminded me of this.

    didn't watch the video yet but the title reminded me of this.

    7 votes
  3. Comment on Star Trek: Picard S01E01 - Remembrance in ~tv

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    My only experience with star trek is TNG. I keep meaning to watch DS9, but I just haven't gotten around to it. My first impression of this show is that the story seems fine, but the music and...

    My only experience with star trek is TNG. I keep meaning to watch DS9, but I just haven't gotten around to it. My first impression of this show is that the story seems fine, but the music and visuals are overdone. Feels really overproduced. I agree with @Autoxidation about the interview scene being the best one in the episode though.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on What are your favorite concept albums? in ~music

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    My favorite concept album is good kid, m.A.A.d city by Kendrick Lamar. The concept is pretty simple, his life growing up in Compton and how it changed him into who he is, and is executed almost...

    My favorite concept album is good kid, m.A.A.d city by Kendrick Lamar. The concept is pretty simple, his life growing up in Compton and how it changed him into who he is, and is executed almost perfectly. The songs are all amazing, with a good mix of vibes. It also has the song 'Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst' which is one of my favorite songs of all time.

    11 votes
  5. Comment on Suggestions for a Starter Synth? in ~music

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    Yeah, I'm really only looking for something to toy around with. I don't really have the whole skill set developed to actually make music just yet. I found the MPK Mini Play for like $55 here,...

    Yeah, I'm really only looking for something to toy around with. I don't really have the whole skill set developed to actually make music just yet.

    I found the MPK Mini Play for like $55 here, assuming that website is legit, and for that price I might just go with that.

    edit: that site is 100% a scam, found this website which is exactly the same.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Suggestions for a Starter Synth? in ~music

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    I have almost no desk space. I am currently using my computer keyboard to make music so I think just about anything will be an upgrade from that.

    I have almost no desk space. I am currently using my computer keyboard to make music so I think just about anything will be an upgrade from that.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Suggestions for a Starter Synth? in ~music

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    I am currently looking at Nektar Impact LX25+ - got them modulation wheels which are fun Artuia Minilab MKII - seems to get better reviews and cheaper Do you have any opinions on them? I have...

    I am currently looking at

    Do you have any opinions on them? I have tried the Nektar Impact LX49+ at a store a while ago and seemed to like it, but I don't really know too much about this stuff to know what is good.

    1 vote
  8. Suggestions for a Starter Synth?

    I feel like I have gotten as far as I can playing around with my keyboard and LMMS, so I was wondering if anyone here has any recommendations for a synth that I could start out with. As much as I...

    I feel like I have gotten as far as I can playing around with my keyboard and LMMS, so I was wondering if anyone here has any recommendations for a synth that I could start out with. As much as I really want to buy a OP-1 or OP-Z I don't think I can justify it just yet. I would like something in the style of the OP-1 or OP-Z, i.e. quite small, with they keys laid out like a piano, and controls for modifying the sound on the synth, although it doesn't need an included sequencer. I'm also pretty open to drum machine ideas, just have never really played around with them at all. My budget is like $200 max.

    10 votes
  9. Comment on Would you eat lab grown human meat? in ~talk

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    I think I would. I don't really feel like there is any ethical problem with it at all, it was grown in a lab, not from a human directly. I would only eat it one time just out of curiosity, unless...

    I think I would. I don't really feel like there is any ethical problem with it at all, it was grown in a lab, not from a human directly. I would only eat it one time just out of curiosity, unless it was like the best thing ever, but I don't think there is anything inherently wrong with it. There is a little bit of weirdness to it, but eating animal meat is already pretty weird and I think lab grown human meat would be more ethical than regular animal meat, which I already eat.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What are some good idle/incremental games? in ~games

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    The link you have for Candy Box 2 is actually for Candy Box 1, it should just be candybox2.github.io for the second one. Candy Box 2 and A Dark Room are both good games outside of the incremental...

    The link you have for Candy Box 2 is actually for Candy Box 1, it should just be candybox2.github.io for the second one.

    Candy Box 2 and A Dark Room are both good games outside of the incremental game sphere IMO. Both can be can be beaten in a day or two of play IIRC, which kinda changes stuff up from the other stuff in the genre of incrementals. Both are also super nostalgic to my middle school and high school days, which might help my complete love for them.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Who are some creators that are doing interesting things on the internet right now? in ~misc

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    TheCrafsMan SteadyCraftin: essentially Bob Ross for crafts. Alena Aenami and Ian McQue: cool art Nicky Case: interesting interactive learning games Arcane Kids: whack games, did the Sonic Dreams...

    TheCrafsMan SteadyCraftin: essentially Bob Ross for crafts.

    Alena Aenami and Ian McQue: cool art

    Nicky Case: interesting interactive learning games

    Arcane Kids: whack games, did the Sonic Dreams Collection

    Doomlaser: more whack games

    8 votes
  12. Comment on The Game Awards - Megathread in ~games

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    The stream on steam is having some crazy audio issues for me

    The stream on steam is having some crazy audio issues for me

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Spotify Wrapped 2019 is out! What were your top artists? in ~music

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    I assume most of that is from Yung Bae's album Bae 5. My favorite song is probably Up All Night, it is a real slapper. Not sure what other future funk songs I listened to this year. I guess that...

    Can you link us some cool future funk tracks?

    I assume most of that is from Yung Bae's album Bae 5. My favorite song is probably Up All Night, it is a real slapper. Not sure what other future funk songs I listened to this year.

    Doing a Wikipedia search for "catstep" redirects to Monstercat. Looks like mostly EDM.

    I guess that makes sense, my study/work music for the most part is my EDM playlist, but I would say at most 1/3 of the music is from a Monstercat artist. I would assume one of the more broad EDM genres would be my top genre.

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  14. Comment on Spotify Wrapped 2019 is out! What were your top artists? in ~music

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    Top artists Kanye, listened to him for 61 hours, top song was POWER Carly Rae Jepsen Savant BROCKHAMPTON Kendrick Lamar Top Genres Catstep (?, I don't even know what that means) Pop Rap Indie Pop...
    Top artists
    1. Kanye, listened to him for 61 hours, top song was POWER
    2. Carly Rae Jepsen
    3. Savant
    4. BROCKHAMPTON
    5. Kendrick Lamar
    Top Genres
    1. Catstep (?, I don't even know what that means)
    2. Pop Rap
    3. Indie Pop
    4. Pop
    5. Future Funk
    Top Songs
    1. Tame Impala - The Less I Know The Better
    2. Candace, Vanessa - Busted
    3. Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion
    4. gate ๋ฌธ, brian mantra - Out of My Mood
    5. Ashnikko - Hi, It's Me
    6. Kanye West - Power
    7. Hayley Kiyoko - I Wish
    8. Kanye West, Pusha T - Runaway
    9. Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away With Me
    10. Ashnikko, Yung Baby Tate - STUPID (?, This is my least favorite song on the EP)

    It also says I discovered 671 artists this year, which seems like too many, and really vibed with M83, which is weird, because I have been listening to M83 for years at this point, so not really sure what that meant.

    My artist of the decade was Kanye๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ

    I'm a little surprised that Tyler, The Creator or Anderson .Paak didn't show up like at all. I listened to a crazy amount of IGOR and Flower Boy this year, and .Paak is who I would call my favorite artist. My personal rating not based off of statistics would be: .Paak, CRJ, Kanye, Kung Fu Kenny, and Tyler.

    This year saw a bit of a shift towards pop, from my usual electronica and hip-hop/rap music tastes. I think overall the electronica scene has gotten kind of boring, at least for me, it seems like a lot of the more popular things in the genre are bad or cringey, like marshmello and a some of the more recent monstercat releases, and I just don't have the time to search for the more interesting things anymore. Madeon's album Good Faith is definitely in my top 10 albums of the year though.

    It's also interesting how visible the mood changes in my music tastes are from Winter (Sadboi/Tame Impala), Spring (CRJ madness), Summer (Busted from Phineas and Ferb), and Fall (Clarence Clarity).

    3 votes
  15. Comment on The Mandalorian | S01E04: Sanctuary in ~tv

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    Yeah, this episode kinda felt like watching an episode of some bad The CW show.

    Yeah, this episode kinda felt like watching an episode of some bad The CW show.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Half-Life: Alyx in ~games

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    I really wish that VR wasn't like a $3,000 + room investment. It is probably gonna be at least 5 years until I could maybe play this, when hopefully the price comes down and I hopefully move into...

    I really wish that VR wasn't like a $3,000 + room investment. It is probably gonna be at least 5 years until I could maybe play this, when hopefully the price comes down and I hopefully move into a place with close to enough room. Looks like the most compelling experience other than Beat Saber to use VR for me though.

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

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    The new Madeon album Good Faith came out today and is really good IMO, so today I have been listening to that. Earlier in the week I was listening to some of Anderson .Paak's earlier stuff,...

    The new Madeon album Good Faith came out today and is really good IMO, so today I have been listening to that. Earlier in the week I was listening to some of Anderson .Paak's earlier stuff, SNOWCONE by REI AMI, and the album THINK:PEACE by Clarence Clarity.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on What is your favourite light theme? in ~comp

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    I like the solarized theme and the papercolor theme. both have light + dark variations, which is useful if you want a light theme during the day and a dark theme at night, or something like that.

    I like the solarized theme and the papercolor theme. both have light + dark variations, which is useful if you want a light theme during the day and a dark theme at night, or something like that.

    7 votes
  19. Comment on What editor/IDE do you use? in ~comp

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    I switched from vim to kakoune about a year ago, after like 4 years of using vim as my primary editor. I have found that there are plugins for everything I need, and to me the plug-in architecture...

    I switched from vim to kakoune about a year ago, after like 4 years of using vim as my primary editor. I have found that there are plugins for everything I need, and to me the plug-in architecture makes just as much sense as vim's, if not more. The best part is that writing a plugin for kakoune is super easy and extensible, so you can do essentially anything you want with it. I personally use the plugins plug.kak, kak-lsp, auto-pairs.kak, and a few more. You can see my config here. I also have a few scripts in my autoload directory, but I don't have those backed up apparently, so they are not there.

    The only big downside is that major breakig changes can still happen, and probably will happen, but that is usually a 5 minute fix, if it even effects you. The other downside that I can think of is the documentation for the more in-depth stuff is mostly found in an issue on GitHub, not in the readme or wiki.

    One cool thing, and the original reason I checked it out, is that the highlighters are region based, so when editing markdown or latex code blocks you can get syntax highlighting for the language you specify.

    I recommend reading the migrating from vim guide if you're coming from vim, and giving kakoune a try!

    3 votes
  20. Comment on Please help me with this Atom GitHub error message in ~comp

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    Hmm, does pushing from the command line work?

    Hmm, does pushing from the command line work?