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  1. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    I have a ~13 year old Toshiba Portege R400 (Windows Vista OEM) that I installed Linux Mint XFCE onto for playing around with/learning Linux on without potentially breaking my main PC. It struggles...

    I have a ~13 year old Toshiba Portege R400 (Windows Vista OEM) that I installed Linux Mint XFCE onto for playing around with/learning Linux on without potentially breaking my main PC. It struggles just running the GUI, and completely crashes when I try to open Firefox so I mainly do things through a virtual terminal where I can - I also had to install Elinks for textmode browsing since rendering modern webpages through Firefox or Chromium seems to be out of the question :/ Works well enough as a GUI-less Bash terminal though.

    8 votes
  2. Comment on Megathread: April Fools' Day 2020 on the internet in ~misc

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    I thought this was supposed to be April Fools?

    [Addressing Empowered Entitlement]:
    Users are entitled

    I thought this was supposed to be April Fools?

  3. Comment on Humble Conquer COVID-19 Bundle in ~games

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    Thanks man! I've been wanting to play one of the Sniper Elite series for a while if it's still available, it looks to be on sale at the moment though so I could get the cash together for it if...

    Thanks man! I've been wanting to play one of the Sniper Elite series for a while if it's still available, it looks to be on sale at the moment though so I could get the cash together for it if someone else wants your steam key.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on The erosion of deep literacy in ~misc

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    I figured it was either that or they genuinely didn't want to read through the entire piece, it took me a fair few minutes to get through haha

    I figured it was either that or they genuinely didn't want to read through the entire piece, it took me a fair few minutes to get through haha

    2 votes
  5. Comment on The erosion of deep literacy in ~misc

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    Not contributing anything useful, just want to point out the irony of a TL;DR on an article about the detrimental effects of digital-era literacy & skim reading :P The article actually covers...

    Not contributing anything useful, just want to point out the irony of a TL;DR on an article about the detrimental effects of digital-era literacy & skim reading :P

    The article actually covers quite a bit more than that though, including emotional/empathetic connections between writer and reader due to deep reading and understanding - it's probably worth reading through the article if you have time.

    9 votes
  6. Comment on A pandemic of bubble maps in ~design

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    This has been on my mind for the past two weeks or so - I think JHU was one of the first to publish an online COVID-19 stats dashboard with a bubble map and everyone else (mainstream media...

    This has been on my mind for the past two weeks or so - I think JHU was one of the first to publish an online COVID-19 stats dashboard with a bubble map and everyone else (mainstream media included) just followed suit without much thought.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on What is something that you learned/were taught wrong? in ~talk

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    This hit me hard haha, you just managed to verbalize pretty much every persistent feeling I've had for the past 5-ish years to a T. Hope you manage to find a way out of it - don't let that crown...

    This hit me hard haha, you just managed to verbalize pretty much every persistent feeling I've had for the past 5-ish years to a T. Hope you manage to find a way out of it - don't let that crown fall King :)

    3 votes
  8. Comment on For the first time ever, New Zealand shuts borders to all non-citizens and non-permanent residents as of 11:59PM, 19 March 2020 in ~news

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    Nothing wrong with that IMHO, I wish America would take notes from Australia in the vein of healthcare and gun reform.

    Nothing wrong with that IMHO, I wish America would take notes from Australia in the vein of healthcare and gun reform.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Is Catalina a good upgrade yet? in ~tech

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    Brackets is an open source Adobe side project made just for this type of webdev. Has lots of cool little features that streamline and link the HTML/CSS workflows as well.

    Brackets is an open source Adobe side project made just for this type of webdev. Has lots of cool little features that streamline and link the HTML/CSS workflows as well.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Misteramazing Doesn't Understand Music Theory in ~music

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    Doesn't seem to be much more than a "look how dumb this guy is/how smart I am" kind of internet drama video - yeah the original video kinda smacked of amateur but the response video had some weird...

    Doesn't seem to be much more than a "look how dumb this guy is/how smart I am" kind of internet drama video - yeah the original video kinda smacked of amateur but the response video had some weird misconceptions as well. This guy also seems to hold his music production skills in high regard, I checked out his Bandcamp page and it just looks like a hotbed of copyright infringement. Most of his stuff from what I've seen is sampled from 'top 40'-type pop records with some of his own instrumentation layered on and redistributed as 'post-nightcore'.

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

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    $200 won't get you far in terms of hardware unless you're interested in the Korg Volca series, better to get a good versatile software synth and a midi controller. Have a look at Serum,...

    $200 won't get you far in terms of hardware unless you're interested in the Korg Volca series, better to get a good versatile software synth and a midi controller. Have a look at Serum, Synthmaster or UVI Falcon

    1 vote
  12. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    That's the broken link I tried earlier, managed to get the full link from the topic log though :)

    That's the broken link I tried earlier, managed to get the full link from the topic log though :)

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

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    Didn't you guys get a gigabit network infrastructure over there? I remember us Aussies getting pissed that the Kiwis got residential gigabit connections and we were stuck with the NBN haha

    Didn't you guys get a gigabit network infrastructure over there? I remember us Aussies getting pissed that the Kiwis got residential gigabit connections and we were stuck with the NBN haha

    1 vote
  15. Comment on What programming languages will you focus on in 2020 and why? in ~comp

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    Max/MSP was originally based off PureData from what I remember, have a go with that first and don't let the minimalistic UI turn you away. It's very functional, open source and has a decent...

    Max/MSP was originally based off PureData from what I remember, have a go with that first and don't let the minimalistic UI turn you away. It's very functional, open source and has a decent community behind it :)

    1 vote
  16. Comment on The Results of the 2019 Census in ~tildes

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    I actually think the amount of content being posted is fine as it is - it makes Tildes feel like less of a constant feed that I need to compulsively scroll through every 30 minutes and more of a...

    I actually think the amount of content being posted is fine as it is - it makes Tildes feel like less of a constant feed that I need to compulsively scroll through every 30 minutes and more of a 'community forum'-type environment that I can check at my leisure

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

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    Just checked it out, I must have missed that release as well. Gotta say Currency is my personal favourite from the EP - they made it the title track for a reason haha Also worth checking out M83...

    Just checked it out, I must have missed that release as well. Gotta say Currency is my personal favourite from the EP - they made it the title track for a reason haha

    Also worth checking out M83 and Grimes if you're into this sort of stuff :)

    1 vote
  18. Comment on What do you want for Christmas? in ~talk

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    36°C here in Perth, half of eastern Australia is on fire. It's crazy to think there are still climate change deniers out there.

    36°C here in Perth, half of eastern Australia is on fire. It's crazy to think there are still climate change deniers out there.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on What do you want for Christmas? in ~talk

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    Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a must if you haven't already seen it - a lot of the same tongue-in-cheek stupid humour from the same era. Also the original Airplane movie. I've never seen a Mel...

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a must if you haven't already seen it - a lot of the same tongue-in-cheek stupid humour from the same era. Also the original Airplane movie.
    I've never seen a Mel Brooks film that I didn't like :)

    2 votes
  20. Comment on What skill were you once good at that is now completely irrelevant? in ~life

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    America's always been behind in terms of banking technologies - Australia and Europe had Chip&Pin/Contactless cards standardised long before the US managed to start rolling them out to any major...

    America's always been behind in terms of banking technologies - Australia and Europe had Chip&Pin/Contactless cards standardised long before the US managed to start rolling them out to any major extent.

    2 votes