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  1. Comment on Let's come up with some isograms for fun! in ~talk

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    10 letter isograms are good for making up a code to replace digits with letters. For example, PATHFINDER, P=0, A=1, T=2 and so on. I've heard of salesmen using this so they can write their minimum...

    10 letter isograms are good for making up a code to replace digits with letters. For example, PATHFINDER, P=0, A=1, T=2 and so on.

    I've heard of salesmen using this so they can write their minimum prices on the price tag in a code that's easy for them to remember.

    Edit: Oh I guess I heard about this on the wikipedia article for isograms, lol. makes sense

    4 votes
  2. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    It's funny, Malazan is actually at the top of my to read list, but I read Gardens of the Moon a few years ago and so I knew it's one you need to pay close attention to. I thought I'd ease back...

    It's funny, Malazan is actually at the top of my to read list, but I read Gardens of the Moon a few years ago and so I knew it's one you need to pay close attention to. I thought I'd ease back into reading fantasy with something a little more forgiving.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Started reading Elric of Melniboné. I hadn't really heard anything about it except that when Conan was checked out of the library this is what was recommended. I'm really enjoying it so far. It's...

    Started reading Elric of Melniboné. I hadn't really heard anything about it except that when Conan was checked out of the library this is what was recommended. I'm really enjoying it so far. It's fast paced and has a different flavor from most fantasy that's popular.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What is your dream job ? in ~talk

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    Nice, mine would be space explorer

    Nice, mine would be space explorer

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  5. Comment on How podcasts went from unlistenable to unmissable in ~tech

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    Have you ever tried listening to them at 1.5x or 2x speed? I find that helps me a lot with the frustration of people talking slow or not getting to the point. (Can work with video essays too)

    Have you ever tried listening to them at 1.5x or 2x speed? I find that helps me a lot with the frustration of people talking slow or not getting to the point. (Can work with video essays too)

    3 votes
  6. Comment on How podcasts went from unlistenable to unmissable in ~tech

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    What would a podcast you'd like be like?

    What would a podcast you'd like be like?

    1 vote
  7. Comment on How podcasts went from unlistenable to unmissable in ~tech

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    I can't stand the advertisements. I listen to dozens of hours of podcasts a week, but have only kept listening to one with ads. Most of them have patreons which I don't usually mind. I'm happy for...

    I can't stand the advertisements. I listen to dozens of hours of podcasts a week, but have only kept listening to one with ads. Most of them have patreons which I don't usually mind. I'm happy for them to make a living on podcasting, but personally I'm not going to bother listening to a podcast with ads.

    (Also if you want to block ads on youtube, uBlock Origin works for now)

    6 votes
  8. Comment on What music reminds you of autumn? in ~music

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    The Skyrim soundtrack is the first thing that comes to mind. I always seem to make a new character each fall so maybe it is autumn that reminds me of the music rather than the music reminding me...

    The Skyrim soundtrack is the first thing that comes to mind. I always seem to make a new character each fall so maybe it is autumn that reminds me of the music rather than the music reminding me of autumn.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Oregon Woman Turns School Buses Into Tiny Homes for Working Homeless Families in ~life

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    Well that's why this lady does it, but the real question is why do we as a society put up with such an absurd situation?

    Well that's why this lady does it, but the real question is why do we as a society put up with such an absurd situation?

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Before the Shaking Starts: Living in the shadow of Utah’s next big earthquake. in ~life

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    It seems like every region (at least in the USA) has some sort of looming disaster. Are there areas of the world relatively safe from natural disasters? Great writing in the article, I could...

    It seems like every region (at least in the USA) has some sort of looming disaster. Are there areas of the world relatively safe from natural disasters?

    Great writing in the article, I could really relate. Though, my personal disaster I can't stop thinking about is climate change.

  11. Comment on The Top 10 Emo Rap Tracks of 2018 in ~music

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    Just listened to everything in the list. I enjoyed reading your commentary. Thanks for writing it.

    Just listened to everything in the list. I enjoyed reading your commentary. Thanks for writing it.

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  12. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    Not really. I think climate change is going to keep eroding society and life in general will get worse. I am trying to hope I can find personal happiness despite this.

    Not really. I think climate change is going to keep eroding society and life in general will get worse. I am trying to hope I can find personal happiness despite this.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Oh thank you! I see the button now in the sidebar. I only thought to check there on the homepage I guess. I'd heard of Mastodon, but I didn't know about the whole ActivityPub fediverse so I'll...

    Oh thank you! I see the button now in the sidebar. I only thought to check there on the homepage I guess.

    I'd heard of Mastodon, but I didn't know about the whole ActivityPub fediverse so I'll have to check that out.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I've been feeling dissatisfied with the mainstream social media I've been using (reddit & twitter) so I was going to try using some alternatives more this weekend. Which leads me to this question,...

    I've been feeling dissatisfied with the mainstream social media I've been using (reddit & twitter) so I was going to try using some alternatives more this weekend.

    Which leads me to this question, I feel stupid for asking, but could someone describe where the button for making a new topic on this site is? I can't find it.

    11 votes
  15. Comment on What’s your favorite soup? in ~food

  16. Comment on Ban on single-use plastic items approved by European Parliament in ~enviro

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    Bans on single-use plastics should be implemented everywhere immediately. Anyone know why it's not a more popular policy? Are politicians really worried the electorate will punish them for...

    Bans on single-use plastics should be implemented everywhere immediately. Anyone know why it's not a more popular policy? Are politicians really worried the electorate will punish them for implementing policies that will be a minor inconvenience now, but an important improvement to our future?

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

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    what a coincidence! I just started listening to them this week

    what a coincidence! I just started listening to them this week

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Do you think a collapse is coming? in ~talk

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    My thinking is similar. I'm wondering if I should move my family somewhere with more fresh water and arable land.

    My thinking is similar. I'm wondering if I should move my family somewhere with more fresh water and arable land.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on How did you come across Tildes? in ~talk

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    Hacker News and then searched out the invite thread on reddit

    Hacker News and then searched out the invite thread on reddit

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  20. Comment on Andrew McCabe says he ordered the obstruction of justice probe of President Trump in ~news

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    I'm glad we get to find out how democracy works behind the scenes like this. At least whenever someone is drumming up pre-orders for their book.

    I'm glad we get to find out how democracy works behind the scenes like this. At least whenever someone is drumming up pre-orders for their book.

    6 votes