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  1. Comment on What are some albums you can completely lose yourself in? in ~music

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    That Joanna Newsom album does not get the love it deserves. And Pornography is such a lush landscape. Love those!

    That Joanna Newsom album does not get the love it deserves. And Pornography is such a lush landscape. Love those!

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  2. Comment on What are some albums you can completely lose yourself in? in ~music

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    In no particular order: Beck: Sea Change David Bowie: Hunky Dory Ween: Chocolate and Cheese Elliott Smith: Either-Or Aesop Rock: The Impossible Kid Alabama Shakes: Sound and Color These are albums...

    In no particular order:

    Beck: Sea Change
    David Bowie: Hunky Dory
    Ween: Chocolate and Cheese
    Elliott Smith: Either-Or
    Aesop Rock: The Impossible Kid
    Alabama Shakes: Sound and Color

    These are albums I keep in rotation and invariably come back to when I’m in need of an “album experience.” I’ve got a handful more but don’t want to flood the thread. At any rate, they all fit the same lyrical and sonic bliss criteria for me as your pick.

    Can’t wait to listen to Trophy Eyes!

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  3. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - should inviter/invitee info be public? in ~tildes.official

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    This is my sentiment exactly. Even if you use a moniker here that you’ve never used anywhere else, screen names your invitees pick, as well as their actions, are enough to make connecting the dots...

    This is my sentiment exactly. Even if you use a moniker here that you’ve never used anywhere else, screen names your invitees pick, as well as their actions, are enough to make connecting the dots to your/mine identity.

    Also, I’ll probably be over-policing people I invite here, so it’s irrelevant if my name is on their profile. It’d feel bad to know that someone you invited turned out to be a real jerk - just ask whoever the dude was who invited @hypnotoad... Jokes aside, I feel like the community-governance-with-leadership thing is what we’re gearing up for around here. I dig it.

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  4. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - quality concerns in ~tildes.official

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    I appreciate you guys addressing this from many angles. It’d be hard to support any claim of tildes being a myopic community. I see what you’re saying about looking at things under the lens of...

    I appreciate you guys addressing this from many angles. It’d be hard to support any claim of tildes being a myopic community.

    It's the number that is suggesting there is something about the structure of this place that is encouraging them, not the threads themselves.

    I see what you’re saying about looking at things under the lens of structure. That clears things up for me.

    You mean the Dessert Island Beer thread, I imagine. I was thinking of lambic beers the entire time.

    Yes. I had hoped to stealthily sneak out the extra s. Caught me. Red-handed.

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  5. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - quality concerns in ~tildes.official

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    I started a couple of threads that I’m concerned may fall under the low-quality content bar, at least as I read it from this post. Desert Island Beer - I like beer and I like to try beer that...

    I started a couple of threads that I’m concerned may fall under the low-quality content bar, at least as I read it from this post.

    1. Desert Island Beer - I like beer and I like to try beer that other beer drinkers like. The desert island game felt like a good way to rope folks into my plot to find new beer.
    2. Musicians, what do you play / what do you do? - I really want to identify the musicians of tildes -who want to be identified- so we can discuss being creative or discuss the business or whatever. Posting that thread under that title seemed like a great way to start that process.

    Clearly these have lots of value to me, but would these be considered low quality?

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  6. Comment on What’s your dessert island beer? in ~talk

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    That’s my psych up mantra just before I walk into the liquor store.

    There's a lot of beers that are really good, but you've got to consider the long game here.

    That’s my psych up mantra just before I walk into the liquor store.

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  8. Comment on What’s your dessert island beer? in ~talk

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    You most likely already know this, but for others - according to an InBev rep the name is pronounced “hoo-garden.” I got confirmation from a couple of longtime bartenders and then I felt stupid...

    You most likely already know this, but for others - according to an InBev rep the name is pronounced “hoo-garden.” I got confirmation from a couple of longtime bartenders and then I felt stupid for a tenth of a second until I realized the labels all have typos.

  9. Comment on What’s your dessert island beer? in ~talk

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    Easy drinking is the deal for me 90% of the time. Sometimes I like a challenge, but on a dessert island I’d probably drink a bit more than usual.

    Easy drinking is the deal for me 90% of the time. Sometimes I like a challenge, but on a dessert island I’d probably drink a bit more than usual.

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  10. Comment on Pee-Wee's Big Adventure - Large Marge in ~movies

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    I had no idea. How tragic a loss was that? He was a complete badass comedy samurai.

    I had no idea.

    How tragic a loss was that? He was a complete badass comedy samurai.

  11. What’s your dessert island beer?

    You probably know the drill, but in case not - you get an unlimited supply of one specific beer to drink when marooned on an island - presumably til death. I love California blondes. I want to try...

    You probably know the drill, but in case not - you get an unlimited supply of one specific beer to drink when marooned on an island - presumably til death.

    I love California blondes. I want to try some others that ~ loves, and thought other folks might like to do the same.

    Firestone Walker 805 for me. You?

    edit: just to say, oops, not dessert...desert.

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  12. Comment on Guilty Pleasure Movies in ~movies

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    You are NOT to feel ashamed or be embarrassed about UHF, nor shall you ever be UHF-shamed.

    You are NOT to feel ashamed or be embarrassed about UHF, nor shall you ever be UHF-shamed.

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  13. Comment on Apple introduces iOS 12, macOS Mojave in ~tech

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    Would you share the names of these?

    you need a few apps to stop the tracking embedded in other apps

    Would you share the names of these?

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  14. Comment on Tilde Users and Privacy in ~talk

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    I like the notion of emphasizing the distinction between privacy and secrecy. The ATM machine is a perfect example. That’s in my tool chest now, thank you.

    I like the notion of emphasizing the distinction between privacy and secrecy. The ATM machine is a perfect example. That’s in my tool chest now, thank you.

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  15. Comment on Tilde Users and Privacy in ~talk

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    You make a good point about illustrating the ease of finding personal info online, though I must say that the people I used to see some hope for have been...set free(?) by the Equifax breech. It’s...

    You make a good point about illustrating the ease of finding personal info online, though I must say that the people I used to see some hope for have been...set free(?) by the Equifax breech. It’s like the only thing left is a PIN code and a handful of passwords, most of which are reused or have only small variants from site to site. Not to confuse privacy with security but they’re both near and dear to me.

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  16. Comment on Tilde Users and Privacy in ~talk

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    Privacy is very important to me. I wish there was a way to convince more people that it should be important to them. Folks are handing over everything about themselves with this sort-of corporate...

    Privacy is very important to me. I wish there was a way to convince more people that it should be important to them. Folks are handing over everything about themselves with this sort-of corporate trust / corporate forgiveness with the mindset that people being privacy-conscious is akin to paranoia. It’s like the majority of people online lack the basic ability to think creatively about what can be revealed about them or done to them with the info they feed into the internet.

    Something I’m working on with a community member is how to present online privacy in a way that engages people and provides at least a glimmer why they should care about this stuff. We won’t change the minds of most people, but I suppose it’s about creating a herd that can sway the rest of the folks.

    By the way, if anyone has suggestions on strategies to awaken people, I’m all ears/eyes!

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  17. Comment on Which is your favorite comedy tv show and why? in ~tv

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    Silicon Valley - I’m on...umm..more rewatches than I care to admit, and I keep finding little tucked away jokes that give a nod back to a season or two. The show is fun and was was written for...

    Silicon Valley - I’m on...umm..more rewatches than I care to admit, and I keep finding little tucked away jokes that give a nod back to a season or two. The show is fun and was was written for rewatching.
    P & R - it’s silly and has heart
    Scrubs - again silly with heart. My Dr. friend says it’s this show above all other ER type shows that comes closest to his work environment and relationships that form in that environment.

    E: can’t believe I forgot South Park! I’ve been watching since the show started. I remember that when I was in college the local cable service didn’t offer Comedy Central. There was a cool pizza joint + bar with satellite TV that ran happy hour (with great deals on pizza and beer) for the first couple of seasons. The owners were more excited about the show than most of its broke college patrons, and certainly liked sharing the experience more than profits those nights. They’d record it an play it a second time too.

    Also I remembered just now that SP was the first really viral video. A friend gave me a 6th generation vhs copy of the Spirit of Christmas that he sent thru the mail. That’s how viral worked back in the days of AOL dial-up and being excited to upgrade to a 56k modem. How the fuck did I learn anything back then? Right, I guess there were libraries and owning books. I don’t know if I could go back to a world pre internet proliferation. The times have changed. Anyhow viral video, thru USPS, recorded onto VHS - you know you have something special when folks would go to all that trouble for a shitty cardboard cutout cartoon.

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  18. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - should we allow groups to have customized appearances? in ~tildes.official

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    Yes. I like the idea of groups having a sense of place. I’m a big fan of the psychological component that comes from a sense of place. I hope to have more creative users here with whom to speak...

    Yes. I like the idea of groups having a sense of place. I’m a big fan of the psychological component that comes from a sense of place. I hope to have more creative users here with whom to speak creatively. I like creative surroundings. It doesn’t have to be all circus and cotton candy, but allowing a color scheme and some sort of icon or logo or banner would be just enough to make groups feel unique and wouldn’t affect the perception of homogeneity in the site’s functionality.

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  19. Comment on Picard or Kirk? in ~tv

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    Picard no doubt. In a fight Kirk would just be gettin’ all distracted by alien strange and layin’ on his usual old, “I just wanna talk and get to know you and what makes you tick, baby,” ruse. He...

    Picard no doubt. In a fight Kirk would just be gettin’ all distracted by alien strange and layin’ on his usual old, “I just wanna talk and get to know you and what makes you tick, baby,” ruse. He was always after the crazy ones.

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  20. Comment on I just started watching The Expanse in ~tv

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    This glorious question is why I’m gonna give this show another try. I started an episode once but I got turned off by the sci-fi channel’s television show aesthetic: overly diffuse whites, soft...

    How do you feel about the "cooler than cool" slick neo-noir fedora-equipped space age revolver-slinging gruff detective with nothing to lose and nothing to prove?

    This glorious question is why I’m gonna give this show another try. I started an episode once but I got turned off by the sci-fi channel’s television show aesthetic: overly diffuse whites, soft focus, and blown out highlights. It’s silly to get hung up on this sort of stuff, but I do sometimes.

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