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  1. Comment on What May Have Finally Killed AirPower in ~tech

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    I'm surprised Apple didn't release another half baked engineering design to give the finger to their customers and get a pass from their fanboys. Causing interference with electronic devices...

    I'm surprised Apple didn't release another half baked engineering design to give the finger to their customers and get a pass from their fanboys. Causing interference with electronic devices likely would actually allow them to be held accountable for a change.

    Don't support Apple

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

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    Sunday was beautiful and sunny so I walked around the city and ended up listening to the album "Jagged Little Pill" by Alanis Morissette. I remember my sister had this one when I was a kid and...

    Sunday was beautiful and sunny so I walked around the city and ended up listening to the album "Jagged Little Pill" by Alanis Morissette.

    I remember my sister had this one when I was a kid and also remember a lot of the cultural memes about it related to "Ironic" being mostly just unfortunate events. I havent listened to all of the songs or much of it as an adult.

    The album is really good. It is an album with many songs describing the feeling of loss and anger at the end of a relationship, the sense of kinship to a younger person who hasn't had to learn these harsh truths yet (You Learn), and just the feeling of growing up through your 20s.

    I am a 31 year old male but even though many might consider this album targeting a female audience I still felt it spoke to me about life, love, loss, and joy. I'd suggest giving it a listen if you ever want to have some feels.

    Oh! And I split my hand open listening to Rage Against the Machine while boxing on the heavy bag.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Anyone still listening to music with files instead of streaming? in ~music

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    I still have some music i uploaded to google music years ago from my old winamp library and its irritating when i find something i didnt tag properly. I dont remember what i used back in the day...

    I still have some music i uploaded to google music years ago from my old winamp library and its irritating when i find something i didnt tag properly. I dont remember what i used back in the day to do my tags but it was pretty garbage. I bet the tag software today is excellent

    1 vote
  4. Lets talk about audio connectors (TRRS 4-Pole, OMTP, CTIA)

    To summarize, I am annoyed that there are two different standard for 4-pole audio connectors. For those curious I mean this. You have OMTP and CTIA, the difference is they swap the mic and ground...

    To summarize, I am annoyed that there are two different standard for 4-pole audio connectors. For those curious I mean this.

    You have OMTP and CTIA, the difference is they swap the mic and ground pins. This is irritating because Apple vs Android use them differently. This becomes especially annoying when you want a feature like an inline mic mute switch (one designed for CTIA for example will disconnect the ground pin on OMTP instead of mic)

    This has been an ongoing frustration for me for a while. I really enjoy a good pair of headphones because I use Discord and I work from home which necessitates using headphones for extended periods of time to listen to music, take calls, chat on discord.

    I just want there to be a device that does OMTP/CTIA swapping AND include the ability to physically mute the mic. Like this but with something that will break the mic pin. Im currently designing something in fritzing that will allow both direction switching as well as selective muting.

    /rant

    Has anyone else had any similar experience or frustration with this problem?

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What's your game that you'd really like to see made? in ~games

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    What about two separate games released to be intertwined where one is a tactical command game and the other is a FPS which the troop orders and movements are directed by the players playing the...

    What about two separate games released to be intertwined where one is a tactical command game and the other is a FPS which the troop orders and movements are directed by the players playing the tactical game?

    Probably wouldn't work because the number of players would be messed up so the wait times for games would suck

    2 votes
  6. Comment on If you could scrap and rewrite the Constitution, what would you do differently? What would you change, add, or remove? in ~talk

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    Ditch the provisions that allow for the Liberal value of deciding who qualifies for these supposed "rights" granted by the constitution.

    Ditch the provisions that allow for the Liberal value of deciding who qualifies for these supposed "rights" granted by the constitution.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation in ~news

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    It is unfortunately difficult to explain the difference between a misdemeanor first time border crossing (which still requires you to go to court) and a felon or someone who is a repeat offender...

    It is unfortunately difficult to explain the difference between a misdemeanor first time border crossing (which still requires you to go to court) and a felon or someone who is a repeat offender of border crossings (which is also a felony).

    Imprisoning everyone isn't helping the issues and will only create a whole new set of problems.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - thoughts on recruiting in ~tildes.official

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    The sentiment of "rapid growth" and change seems like a common theme of the internet. People like self-sustaining communities but the issue is it requires a huge audience to always be active which...

    The sentiment of "rapid growth" and change seems like a common theme of the internet. People like self-sustaining communities but the issue is it requires a huge audience to always be active which creates problems of overgrowth and community change and all that. Stagnation or the new users outnumber the old users that made the platform great

    I struggle with this on my Discord server too :(

    4 votes
  9. Comment on What's your favorite cheap beer to drink? in ~talk

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    Moritz here in Barcelona

    Moritz here in Barcelona

  10. Comment on Suggestion: recruit fewer people from reddit in ~tildes

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    I have been holding onto my last invite with an iron fist because im worried about being able to invite a good friend who expresses a real interest if I give it out

    I have been holding onto my last invite with an iron fist because im worried about being able to invite a good friend who expresses a real interest if I give it out

  11. Comment on Smart watch for Android post-Pebble in ~tech

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    I think the later ones (except the round) are still sort of supported by the community, I know one of the issues was due to the servers shutting down so a lot of the apps must be side loaded now....

    I think the later ones (except the round) are still sort of supported by the community, I know one of the issues was due to the servers shutting down so a lot of the apps must be side loaded now. Probably not worth it because the supply is gone too and prices are likely to be inflated at this point.

  12. Comment on How do you manage your tasks, keep focused in ~talk

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    You have summarized my thoughts exactly. I know lots of people use Omni Focus on macOS and i believe it is actually a proper local app as opposed to a cloud storage one but I have yet to find...

    You have summarized my thoughts exactly. I know lots of people use Omni Focus on macOS and i believe it is actually a proper local app as opposed to a cloud storage one but I have yet to find something similar that is well maintained like that for other platforms

    1 vote
  13. How do you manage your tasks, keep focused

    I'm currently in a "how can I improve and refocus" and wanted to see what this group thinks since either seems we have some pretty thoughtful and techy people here. I have toyed around for years...

    I'm currently in a "how can I improve and refocus" and wanted to see what this group thinks since either seems we have some pretty thoughtful and techy people here.

    I have toyed around for years with different techniques. I got really into GTD and used several apps focused on that even writing my own JavaScript app to use with Google sheets.

    I've used spreadsheets, OneNote, Wunderlist, plain text files.

    What do you use to keep your tasks moving forward and how do you use these tools to manage your tasks and get work done? I found spreadsheets are nice because you can do a lot of scratch work but it's hard to "check them off' but many "check them off" tools don't give you a lot of scratch workspace. OneNote is cool but I can't stand the Microsoft environment and it doesn't seem to give a lot of indication how best to use the tool. Maybe I should do a training....

    10 votes
  14. Comment on Name a cool, mostly unknown feature of your OS of choice in ~tech

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    I use the control, shift, backspace, delete, and arrow keys a lot when I am typing. Not sure if this is specific to Windows, though I am pretty sure this works the same in Ubuntu. control arrow...

    I use the control, shift, backspace, delete, and arrow keys a lot when I am typing. Not sure if this is specific to Windows, though I am pretty sure this works the same in Ubuntu.

    control arrow left, moves cursor to the beginning of the previous word
    shift arrow left, highlights the character to the left of the cursor
    ctrl+shift left, highlights previous word
    ctrl+backspace, deletes previous word

    a combo of these is really helpful when I botch a specific word previously in my sentence without having to go back and use my mouse to modify it

  15. Comment on "Guy" should be a neutered term. Change my mind. in ~talk

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    Have you ever heard about the phenomenon of some men's and gender neutral names trending towards being women's names? Leslie, Kelley, Allison, Alex...

    Have you ever heard about the phenomenon of some men's and gender neutral names trending towards being women's names? Leslie, Kelley, Allison, Alex

    https://nameberry.com/blog/unisex-baby-names-names-that-morphed-from-blue-to-pink
    Sorry for the crappy link but it gives a whole list of them.

    I wonder if Guy will ever experience this?

  16. Comment on will we see a ~politics? in ~tildes

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    I wrote like four comments in this thread and deleted them all. Reddit has me gun-shy

    I wrote like four comments in this thread and deleted them all. Reddit has me gun-shy

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Smart watch for Android post-Pebble in ~tech

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    Does the versa do vibration, visual text alerts and whatnot? does it have a mic for like hey google stuff?

    Does the versa do vibration, visual text alerts and whatnot? does it have a mic for like hey google stuff?

  18. Comment on Smart watch for Android post-Pebble in ~tech

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    Which android wear watches have you used? Do you think its worth picking up an older one or do they not hold up well with updates/performance?

    Which android wear watches have you used? Do you think its worth picking up an older one or do they not hold up well with updates/performance?

    1 vote
  19. Smart watch for Android post-Pebble

    Hi there everyone. I gave up on smart watches after Pebble sold out to fitbit and my OG Pebble started having screen issues (again). I never watched to spend hundreds on a smart watch or switch to...

    Hi there everyone. I gave up on smart watches after Pebble sold out to fitbit and my OG Pebble started having screen issues (again). I never watched to spend hundreds on a smart watch or switch to the iOS ecosystem to use an Apple watch.

    I was wondering if anyone here has had success with any other watches after having to give up their Pebble, something with a great battery life and good notification features without resorting to terrible china-watches.

    Hope you have a great day!

    11 votes
  20. Comment on Here's an idea. Comment something really unique (in a good or a bad way) and relatively unknown about a place you're living in or lived in. in ~talk

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    I live in Barcelona (expat from the US) and was most shocked by the fact that, with a few exceptions, grocery stores are completely closed on Sunday and as a result most restaurants are closed...

    I live in Barcelona (expat from the US) and was most shocked by the fact that, with a few exceptions, grocery stores are completely closed on Sunday and as a result most restaurants are closed Monday because of a "lack of fresh food" due to the stores being closed the previous day.

    Also that beer is acceptable to consume with your breakfast on your way to work by most people