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  1. Comment on Signal adds a beta test for a payments system with cryptocurrency MobileCoin in ~tech

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    I checked the date too, this seems like a terrible idea but it seems to be moving some of my friends towards Matrix so I'm counting it as a win

    I checked the date too, this seems like a terrible idea but it seems to be moving some of my friends towards Matrix so I'm counting it as a win

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Facebook makes it easier for users to see News Feed stories in chronological order in ~tech

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    Wow that's innovative, if they'd done that I don't know six years ago I might still be on that site..

    Wow that's innovative, if they'd done that I don't know six years ago I might still be on that site..

    6 votes
  3. Comment on What are you doing in your garden? in ~hobbies

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    Mainly pest control at the moment. I find if I don't have nets birds will just destroy any small seedlings I plant in a couple of days. Next summer I want to do some experimentation with shade...

    Mainly pest control at the moment. I find if I don't have nets birds will just destroy any small seedlings I plant in a couple of days.

    Next summer I want to do some experimentation with shade cloth because it gets extremely hot and I don't have a lot of room for trees so my main garden bed cops a lot of heat

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What are you doing in your garden? in ~hobbies

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    I've been experimenting with nets using poly pipe hoops for structures with some level of success. At the moment I've got silverbeet, a tonne of broccoli, sweet potato, a mandarin tree, two...

    I've been experimenting with nets using poly pipe hoops for structures with some level of success.

    At the moment I've got silverbeet, a tonne of broccoli, sweet potato, a mandarin tree, two passionfruit vines, radish, turnip, beetroot eggplant, coffee, carrots and butternut pumpkin has totally taken over my smaller veggie bed (which I'm not complaining about, I ate the first one yesterday and it was delicious!)

    I've got raspberries in a pot but as the only thing not on automatic irrigation they definitely didn't survive the summer so they're just in recovery at the moment.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Lancer publisher Mastiff Press launches official website with hardcover core book available for purchase in ~games.tabletop

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    The book looks awesome but holy shit that shipping to Australia is expensive! :(

    The book looks awesome but holy shit that shipping to Australia is expensive! :(

  6. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    That sounds really cool! I love when magic has consequences and I think the mundane vs realm distinction is a good way of handling it!

    That sounds really cool! I love when magic has consequences and I think the mundane vs realm distinction is a good way of handling it!

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Aunty Donna - Everything's a Drum! (2020) in ~music

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    I've seen them live a number of times and they're great. I haven't been able to get in to the Netflix special in the same way. I think it's because their humour is pushing the joke to the point...

    I've seen them live a number of times and they're great. I haven't been able to get in to the Netflix special in the same way. I think it's because their humour is pushing the joke to the point where it's almost not funny but stopping at the precipice and it's hard to judge that when you can't see your audience.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on History of 4chan in ~tech

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    Wow this whole site is really cool! It's like a less offensive Encyclopaedia Dramatica

    Wow this whole site is really cool! It's like a less offensive Encyclopaedia Dramatica

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Quitting Reddit follow up thread in ~talk

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    I've actually been minimising my Reddit usage lately. I spend a lot of time on the various RPG subs as well as a heap of junk so I signed up for the forum RPG Pub. My theory is that the quality of...

    I've actually been minimising my Reddit usage lately. I spend a lot of time on the various RPG subs as well as a heap of junk so I signed up for the forum RPG Pub.

    My theory is that the quality of interaction is a little better in a forum environment because poster identities are more visible through profile pictures and signatures and stuff. I have no idea whether or not that's the case but it sort of scratches the itch. I'm trying to limit how much I lurk there in a day though as like a lot of the commenters on this thread I don't want to straight replace Reddit with something else.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Thoughts on running online communities from the creator of Improbable Island in ~tech

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    My god I haven't seen a Legend of the Green Dragon server for a long time!

    My god I haven't seen a Legend of the Green Dragon server for a long time!

  11. Comment on White Ward - Love Exchange Failure (2019) in ~music

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    Well I just picked up their entire discography! I feel like I recognise Futility Report's cover so I must have heard these guys before at some stage but I guess it was probably on some fleeting...

    Well I just picked up their entire discography! I feel like I recognise Futility Report's cover so I must have heard these guys before at some stage but I guess it was probably on some fleeting Spotify playlist.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I've been working on a small multiplayer CTF-style platformer game during my commute. I typically work on a game for a while and then run out of steam either when I need graphics or when scope...

    I've been working on a small multiplayer CTF-style platformer game during my commute. I typically work on a game for a while and then run out of steam either when I need graphics or when scope creep just crushes me.

    This time I wrote down all the things I'd like the game to have in a big-ass list and then wrote a second list of the bare minimum to make it playable and I'm grinding towards a proof of concept/minimum viable product just using the Godot Engine logo stretched and tinted in different sizes/shapes/colours for graphics.

    I'm nearly at the point where I can send some binaries to some friends and run a couple of playtest rounds and see if my idea is actually fun or not which is incredibly exciting!

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Who's on the fediverse? in ~talk

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    I like that! It definitely is, I started out on Mastodon and I've since started experimenting with self hosting Pleroma and thought about rolling my own diy activitypub site.

    I like that! It definitely is, I started out on Mastodon and I've since started experimenting with self hosting Pleroma and thought about rolling my own diy activitypub site.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What publications do you subscribe to? in ~talk

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    I subscribe to the following news/media outlets lwn Ars Technica I keep meaning to set up a recurring donation to The Conversation but I never seem to get around to it. In addition to these I back...

    I subscribe to the following news/media outlets

    I keep meaning to set up a recurring donation to The Conversation but I never seem to get around to it.

    In addition to these I back a few YouTube channels for a buck a month each on Patreon because I aggressively block their ads and I want to support them.

    I'm finding myself reading more stuff on Substack lately so I may start subscribing to some writers there too at some stage.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Who's on the fediverse? in ~talk

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    I'm @rmgr@fosstodon.org. I mainly lurk but I sometimes post about tech and gardening. I like the fosstodon community and I think the admins are doing a good job!

    I'm @rmgr@fosstodon.org. I mainly lurk but I sometimes post about tech and gardening. I like the fosstodon community and I think the admins are doing a good job!

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Who's on the fediverse? in ~talk

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    Fediverse typically refers to all federated social network softwares such as Mastodon, Pleroma, Misskey, Friendica etc but Mastodon is probably the most popular variety.

    Fediverse typically refers to all federated social network softwares such as Mastodon, Pleroma, Misskey, Friendica etc but Mastodon is probably the most popular variety.

    7 votes
  17. Comment on Retiring Tucows Downloads in ~tech

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    I think the last thing I downloaded from Tucows was Kazaa so the whole scam site thing probably makes sense

    I think the last thing I downloaded from Tucows was Kazaa so the whole scam site thing probably makes sense

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What are you growing in your fruit/vegetable garden? in ~hobbies

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    I'm in Australia and I've currently got the following currently in the ground/pots/grow bag: Raspberries Passionfruit Mandarin Potato Sweet Potato Kale Rocket Bush Beans Cucumbers Parsley Basil...

    I'm in Australia and I've currently got the following currently in the ground/pots/grow bag:

    • Raspberries
    • Passionfruit
    • Mandarin
    • Potato
    • Sweet Potato
    • Kale
    • Rocket
    • Bush Beans
    • Cucumbers
    • Parsley
    • Basil
    • Carrots
    • Radishes
    • Turnips
    • Eggplant
    • Cherry tomato
    • Butternut Pumpkin/Squash

    Today I planted these in a seedling tray:

    • Silverbeet/Swiss Chard
    • Broccoli Calabrese
    • Broccoli Romanesco
    • English Medania Spinach

    These are a bit early but we've had a relatively mild summer so I'm hoping to get the jump on Autumn/Winter crops.

    Next weekend some friends are going to run me through pickling some of my radishes. I'm excited to get in to preserving what we don't eat immediately!

    4 votes