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  1. Comment on The Sober Lush: A guide to living decadently without alcohol in ~books

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    Early in my sobriety I really struggled with this. I was 25 and all of a sudden I didn't have the social outlet of hanging out a bar. I made a group of friends in the YPAA scene but I found that...

    Early in my sobriety I really struggled with this. I was 25 and all of a sudden I didn't have the social outlet of hanging out a bar. I made a group of friends in the YPAA scene but I found that they mostly flirted, both with alcohol and with each other. A couple of years into sobriety I realized I could have more fun going to concerts and enjoying live music than I had when I was drinking, mostly because I was able to remember going to the shows and wasn't an asshole to the people I was there with.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2020 Livestream & Discussion (starts 10AM June 22 PT / 5PM June 23 UTC) in ~tech

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    And a wheelchair user.

    And a wheelchair user.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Killer Mike addresses the people of Atlanta in ~news

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    I wish he'd run for office, even if just on the local level.

    I wish he'd run for office, even if just on the local level.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Has DuckDuckGo recently started giving you significantly worse results? in ~tech

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    YES! I thought it was just me. I went from getting really good results to having to use !g almost all the time to get results that are helpful.

    YES! I thought it was just me. I went from getting really good results to having to use !g almost all the time to get results that are helpful.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Trump claims ‘Noble Prize’ tweets were sarcastic then shares deepfake Biden video in barrage of conspiracy-laden tweets in ~news

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    I love that the account renamed itself "Trump & Biden are Rapey" and he has left up the tweet.

    I love that the account renamed itself "Trump & Biden are Rapey" and he has left up the tweet.

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

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    I just started The Topeka School by Ben Lerner. I'm only about 8% in, so I don't have a real feeling about it yet other than it feeling dark and ominous (which may be helped by the tornado on the...

    I just started The Topeka School by Ben Lerner. I'm only about 8% in, so I don't have a real feeling about it yet other than it feeling dark and ominous (which may be helped by the tornado on the cover). I've got to read more books this year. Finding the time to do so is harder than it's ever been for me.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Prince Harry and Meghan quit the Firm - Couple step back as senior members of Royal Family in ~news

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    I'll take some responsibility here. I read a good bit of the article, although I can't see it now to see where I missed that part, but I did see the parts where they were going to maintain their...

    I'll take some responsibility here. I read a good bit of the article, although I can't see it now to see where I missed that part, but I did see the parts where they were going to maintain their residence, etc. I should 100% read the article better before commenting.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Prince Harry and Meghan quit the Firm - Couple step back as senior members of Royal Family in ~news

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    "No thank you, but keep that sweet, sweet money coming in" is more like it. Seems pretty entitled to me. Of course, they are royals, so..

    "No thank you, but keep that sweet, sweet money coming in" is more like it. Seems pretty entitled to me. Of course, they are royals, so..

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I'm continuing my flashback to the 2000's by reading The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. I'm about halfway through and I'm loving it. I think I tried to read it in 2001 or 2002 but just never got...

    I'm continuing my flashback to the 2000's by reading The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. I'm about halfway through and I'm loving it. I think I tried to read it in 2001 or 2002 but just never got around to finishing it.

    I finished The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay right before I started The Corrections. It's probably in my top ten list right now. I don't know how I'd never read it before now since I also love comic books.

    I also recently read A Warning by Anonymous. Meh. It was a lot of stuff we already know about Our Great Leader. He's a 'short-fingered vulgarian' and we elected him anyway.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I loved this book. However, there are some long stretches of “wtf am I reading”.

    I loved this book. However, there are some long stretches of “wtf am I reading”.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Neutrinos lead to unexpected discovery in basic math in ~science

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    Jesus, this is a better explanation of eigenvectors and eigenvalues than I heard in a whole year of LA.

    Jesus, this is a better explanation of eigenvectors and eigenvalues than I heard in a whole year of LA.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Let's Talk: What browser are you using? in ~talk

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    Firefox for pretty much everything. Pretty much the only time I open Chrome is when I'm working on an Angular project.

    Firefox for pretty much everything. Pretty much the only time I open Chrome is when I'm working on an Angular project.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Firefox to hide notification popups by default starting next year in ~tech

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    One of the first things I do when setting up a new machine with Firefox is to turn off notifications. I'm so glad they're doing this. At the very least I wish they'd have made that setting sync...

    One of the first things I do when setting up a new machine with Firefox is to turn off notifications. I'm so glad they're doing this. At the very least I wish they'd have made that setting sync between signed in instances of Firefox.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What editor/IDE do you use? in ~comp

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    Is there any advantage to amVim over VSCodeVim?

    Is there any advantage to amVim over VSCodeVim?

    1 vote
  15. Comment on What terminal emulator do you use? in ~comp

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    I use Alacritty with zsh. I like Alacritty mostly because it's fast. I don't use oh-my-zsh as it's terribly slow.

    I use Alacritty with zsh. I like Alacritty mostly because it's fast. I don't use oh-my-zsh as it's terribly slow.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on ‘Star Wars’ Setback: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Duo David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Exit Trilogy in ~movies

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    Probably wasn't in their best interest to make those comments last week. Nothing a billion dollar media conglomerate likes to hear more than "we had no idea what we were doing".

    Probably wasn't in their best interest to make those comments last week. Nothing a billion dollar media conglomerate likes to hear more than "we had no idea what we were doing".

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

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    My soundtrack for the week has been Between the Heart and the Synapse by The Receiving End of Sirens. IMO its a forgotten gem of the mid-2000's post-hardcore/emo with a good bit of prog influence....

    My soundtrack for the week has been Between the Heart and the Synapse by The Receiving End of Sirens. IMO its a forgotten gem of the mid-2000's post-hardcore/emo with a good bit of prog influence. The layered vocals get me every time. I'm a real sucker for a song where there are multiple singers singing different things on top of each other.

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

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    I'm about a third of the way through Effective Java by Joshua Bloch. I'm really enjoying it. I've heard people recommend bits from it all the time. I love the concise examples.

    I'm about a third of the way through Effective Java by Joshua Bloch. I'm really enjoying it. I've heard people recommend bits from it all the time. I love the concise examples.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" has been released in ~tech

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    I'd say 95% of the people I'm here with use Windows exclusively. I hope they're not in for a huge shock when they graduate.

    I'd say 95% of the people I'm here with use Windows exclusively. I hope they're not in for a huge shock when they graduate.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" has been released in ~tech

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    Notes not syncing, Time Machine not backing up, constantly being asked to log into iCloud, even after following steps I’ve seen to stop it. Those were the big three I remember of the top of my...

    Notes not syncing, Time Machine not backing up, constantly being asked to log into iCloud, even after following steps I’ve seen to stop it. Those were the big three I remember of the top of my head. Honestly haven’t checked back in on it as I’ve been perfectly happy with Ubuntu for the time being.

    2 votes