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

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    Basement's new album, Beside Myself. They're quickly becoming one of my favourite bands.

    Basement's new album, Beside Myself.

    They're quickly becoming one of my favourite bands.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on What are you doing to reduce your impact? in ~talk

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    I'm in a similar boat. I use public transport for work and leisure exclusively, however that's easy in London. I may begin cycling to my new job. I have a green energy supplier - to the extent of...

    I'm in a similar boat.

    I use public transport for work and leisure exclusively, however that's easy in London. I may begin cycling to my new job.

    I have a green energy supplier - to the extent of 100% renewable electricity anyway - but, like yourself, I don't know how I could verify this. At least the price is competitive.

    I'm pescetarian, however I suspect I'll get closer and closer to vegan as time goes on. Having said that, if someone invites me to a BBQ I'm just going to eat meat, in those limited scenarios there's nothing to be gained. I never order meat in any capacity which I think is the primary point. I am absurdly excited for "fake meat" as I was a big meat-eater in my youth.

    For holidays me and my partner fly across Europe a few times a year. I wonder what's more environmentally friendly; two tickets on a flight, or an environmentally-friendly (but practical for long-range driving) car that we only use for this traveling?

    3 votes
  3. Comment on What's your opinion on using cheats/mods to boost progress in extremely grindy games, ie: GTA5 Online? in ~games

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    I haven't played much of GTA Online, but from what I can remember the things you purchased (cool vehicles, buildings, gear) weren't used in PVP, only PVE.

    I haven't played much of GTA Online, but from what I can remember the things you purchased (cool vehicles, buildings, gear) weren't used in PVP, only PVE.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What's your opinion on using cheats/mods to boost progress in extremely grindy games, ie: GTA5 Online? in ~games

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    Why not online, assuming you're just giving yourself money to buy the stuff you'd otherwise need to grind for? This doesn't harm anyone else.

    Why not online, assuming you're just giving yourself money to buy the stuff you'd otherwise need to grind for? This doesn't harm anyone else.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on North Ayrshire Council offers free menstrual products in ~health

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    Do they offer free toilet paper as well? That strikes me as something equally important that the poor cannot live without.

    Do they offer free toilet paper as well? That strikes me as something equally important that the poor cannot live without.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Tilders, would you describe yourselves as an extrovert or an introvert? in ~talk

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    Well, at least this confirms my introversion! I can wing most social situations, but I really prefer just to be alone at home with my girlfriend and cat. That said, having some social interaction...

    Well, at least this confirms my introversion!

    I can wing most social situations, but I really prefer just to be alone at home with my girlfriend and cat.

    That said, having some social interaction is important. Going a long time without any can fuck with you.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Does anyone here have a mind palace? in ~talk

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    Wouldn't you just forget where you put the book?

    Wouldn't you just forget where you put the book?

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Which password manager do you use and recommend? in ~tech

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    Seconding pass. I have it hooked up to $mod+shift+d in i3 with passmenu. It's actually much more efficient than a traditional password manager for me personally, not to mention its inherent lack...

    Seconding pass.

    I have it hooked up to $mod+shift+d in i3 with passmenu. It's actually much more efficient than a traditional password manager for me personally, not to mention its inherent lack of vendor lock-in.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Links Opening A New Window? in ~tildes

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    Oh my goodness there's a dark theme. Woo!

    Oh my goodness there's a dark theme. Woo!

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Is or will there be a sub for Piracy? in ~tildes

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    A larger issue for me is that Spotify routinely loses the licenses to some of the music that I like. As a result, I either pay a fortune and suffer great inconvenience by subscribing to all of the...

    A larger issue for me is that Spotify routinely loses the licenses to some of the music that I like. As a result, I either pay a fortune and suffer great inconvenience by subscribing to all of the various competing streaming services or I don't get to listen to what I want to when I want to. Both of these are unacceptable compromises to me.

    I much prefer to maintain my own library of music using Beets (bonus points for lossless for archival purposes), and just use Spotify for discovering new stuff and easily playing stuff through my smart speakers.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Is or will there be a sub for Piracy? in ~tildes

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    This thread is a sort of meta-discussion about the manner of discussions allowed - either dictated by the rules or by communal consent - on Tildes. My point is that dismissing this manner of...

    This thread is a sort of meta-discussion about the manner of discussions allowed - either dictated by the rules or by communal consent - on Tildes.

    My point is that dismissing this manner of discussion for reasons that others will invariably disagree with should we actually discuss this topic is wrong in a very ironic way.

    The merits of piracy or the lack thereof is not the point of my comment.

    6 votes
  12. Comment on Need advice about Tomboy notes and note apps in general in ~comp

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    It depends how many features you need. I personally don't need much more than text editing, so I just create a notes/ directory and organise it all into subdirectories in there. I can name the...

    It depends how many features you need.

    I personally don't need much more than text editing, so I just create a notes/ directory and organise it all into subdirectories in there. I can name the files appropriately, and sort them based upon date created or date modified (that's baked into every OS).

    If it's a larger note that needs some faux-formatting, I change the extension to .md and use Markdown.

    If I want to encrypt a note, I just use gpg.

    You can have this directory backed up by whatever backup approach you're already using (...you should have one anyway!).

    This, to me, is the most flexible approach. It's similar to how I've come to prefer pass to password managers; in essence, it's the exact same approach with a small CLI app atop that utilises gpg underneath for encryption.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Is or will there be a sub for Piracy? in ~tildes

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    You should be more open-minded. I for one consider your statement "notion that it's okay to steal everything" to be semantically inaccurate, attacking a strawman, and approaching a morally grey...

    You should be more open-minded.

    I for one consider your statement "notion that it's okay to steal everything" to be semantically inaccurate, attacking a strawman, and approaching a morally grey issue as black and white.

    16 votes
  14. Comment on So, what have we all been playing? in ~games

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    Funnily enough I just played my first game of the night, won, and got back up to Champ III. :-D

    Funnily enough I just played my first game of the night, won, and got back up to Champ III. :-D

  15. Comment on So, what have we all been playing? in ~games

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    Ha, I do have nearly 900 hours logged, but that's over something like three years. I never practice, just play competitive playlists.

    Ha, I do have nearly 900 hours logged, but that's over something like three years. I never practice, just play competitive playlists.

  16. Comment on So, what have we all been playing? in ~games

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    Thanks! Back down to Champ II playing with some friends, but I feel fairly confident that I now consistently enough like a Champ II that I'll be back up to Champ III soon!

    Thanks! Back down to Champ II playing with some friends, but I feel fairly confident that I now consistently enough like a Champ II that I'll be back up to Champ III soon!

  17. Comment on So, what have we all been playing? in ~games

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    I've been replaying Skyrim (the free special edition - whatever it's called - this time) and am enjoying it. I decided to for once intentionally play as an immoral character, rather than default...

    I've been replaying Skyrim (the free special edition - whatever it's called - this time) and am enjoying it. I decided to for once intentionally play as an immoral character, rather than default back to the norm which is role-playing my more moral self. It's fun to be wandering around a town, hear someone say something negative towards me (I'm a dark elf, so it happens semi-frequently), and begin plotting my assassination of said someone.

    I also bought Basic Origin Access the other day so I have a few games to play around with; Battlefield 1 is something I've wanted to play for a while and was the main reason for me signing up, along with 10-hour trials of the next FIFA and Battlefield games (I suspect I'll get bored of each within those trial periods). I've tried NFS: Payback a bit but the story and acting is so cringe-worthy I'm contemplating uninstalling. Then there are ABZU and Inside which were on my list for a while.

    Oh, and Rocket League. I reached Champion III for the first time recently! :-)

    6 votes
  18. Comment on Barack Obama Celebrates 57th Birthday in ~talk

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    I'm now imagining him popping on here, casually verifying himself, and us all agreeing a pact not to tell anyone. Heh.

    I'm now imagining him popping on here, casually verifying himself, and us all agreeing a pact not to tell anyone.

    Heh.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Apple is removing Alex Jones and Infowars' podcasts from iTunes in ~tech

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    Wow, I didn't know about the harassment of the parents. That is utterly abominable.

    Wow, I didn't know about the harassment of the parents. That is utterly abominable.

    7 votes
  20. Comment on How do you discuss open minded topics with close minded people? in ~talk

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    I think whether it's one side taking away the other's guns or everyone's is still an important distinction in terms of intent. It should inform whether the other side considers it a mere bad idea...

    In wanting to take away "our" guns it is still required for you to take the guns away of those who disagree. They are not wrong.

    I think whether it's one side taking away the other's guns or everyone's is still an important distinction in terms of intent. It should inform whether the other side considers it a mere bad idea or rather a more severe attack on their freedoms. In this case, I think it should be considered the former for the reason specified.

    Being widespread and accepted does not excuse the abhorrent.

    Sure, but if you disagree with such a deeply societally embedded concept - to the point that even taxation would be considered wrong, and unjustifiable as a necessary evil - then I think you need to argue that case. If your worldview is so radically different then we could never possibly reach consensus on something further down the logic tree like firearm controls.

    1 vote