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  1. Comment on What are your favorite breakup albums? in ~music

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    Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart

    Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart

    2 votes
  2. Comment on An AI program voiced Darth Vader in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ so James Earl Jones could finally retire in ~movies

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    I'd like to move completely beyond the Galactic Empire/Skywalker Saga. I'm so far beyond sick of the same 2-3 families and core groups of characters that I don't see myself consuming any new Star...

    I'd like to move completely beyond the Galactic Empire/Skywalker Saga. I'm so far beyond sick of the same 2-3 families and core groups of characters that I don't see myself consuming any new Star Wars media until they start telling completely new stories.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Are things swell? in ~misc

  4. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of August 1 in ~news

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    I actually had a coworker in 2016 register as a Republican and vote for Trump, with the same thought ("easier to beat"), and we all laughed because we knew it was true. Those were the days.

    I actually had a coworker in 2016 register as a Republican and vote for Trump, with the same thought ("easier to beat"), and we all laughed because we knew it was true.

    Those were the days.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Former senior US official John Bolton admits to planning attempted foreign coups in ~news

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    If his goal was to come across as a Great Value brand Henry Kissinger, he still failed.

    If his goal was to come across as a Great Value brand Henry Kissinger, he still failed.

    9 votes
  6. Comment on Thor: Love And Thunder comes under fire for queerbaiting in ~movies

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    Corporations talk out of both sides of their mouth. Disney's PR acceptance of LGBTQ+ issues is cool, but everyone should recognize it for being empty and completely self-serving. This is not at...

    Corporations talk out of both sides of their mouth.

    Disney's PR acceptance of LGBTQ+ issues is cool, but everyone should recognize it for being empty and completely self-serving.

    This is not at all a defense of Desantis.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Abortion Search Noise Generator in ~tech

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    I feel like even including a dictionary of the top 500/1000 most populated US cities in the search dictionary would be an improvement. But I have 3 months of python experience, so probably don't...

    I feel like even including a dictionary of the top 500/1000 most populated US cities in the search dictionary would be an improvement.

    But I have 3 months of python experience, so probably don't listen to me.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion in ~news

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    And all the Republican gubernatorial candidates want to ban all abortions. Wonder if South Beloit will open an abortion center right next to Sunnyside

    And all the Republican gubernatorial candidates want to ban all abortions.

    Wonder if South Beloit will open an abortion center right next to Sunnyside

    6 votes
  9. Comment on Acapellas in ~creative

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    For something completely different: choral a capella Eric Whitacre's Sleep, performed by BYU, is one of my all time favorites.

    For something completely different: choral a capella

    Eric Whitacre's Sleep, performed by BYU, is one of my all time favorites.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on The next (monthly, one-month-long) Linux Upskill Challenge starts this Monday in ~comp

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    Echoing the thanks for posting from other users. I've been self hosting a home server of some kind since 2016, Ubuntu since 2017, so this looks to be a great series to fill in any knowledge gaps!

    Echoing the thanks for posting from other users.

    I've been self hosting a home server of some kind since 2016, Ubuntu since 2017, so this looks to be a great series to fill in any knowledge gaps!

    1 vote
  11. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Crackdown 3. Sometimes I just want to jump over buildings, throw things hundreds of feet, drive crazy cars, and wingsuit across a map from the top of a skyscraper, and this game delivers that in...

    Crackdown 3. Sometimes I just want to jump over buildings, throw things hundreds of feet, drive crazy cars, and wingsuit across a map from the top of a skyscraper, and this game delivers that in spades.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Turkey will now be known as Türkiye (at least at the UN) in ~news

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    Hell, I was still saying Kiev until the war happened and I saw the new spelling.

    Hell, I was still saying Kiev until the war happened and I saw the new spelling.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on What's something that you're pretty sure of, but can't really prove or demonstrate? in ~talk

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    router(config-if)# shit ^ % Invalid input detected at `^` marker. Heh, whoops router(config-if)# shut router(config-if)# no shit ^ % Invalid input detected at `^` marker. Goddamn it.
    router(config-if)# shit
                         ^
    % Invalid input detected at `^` marker.
    

    Heh, whoops

    router(config-if)# shut 
    router(config-if)# no shit 
                            ^
    % Invalid input detected at `^` marker.
    

    Goddamn it.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on US police trainers with far-right ties are teaching hundreds of cops in ~misc

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    Forgive my stream of consciousness, I'm tired this morning. I don't see how the country doesn't collapse on itself in the next decade. The left (myself included) wants to enact laws that depend on...

    Forgive my stream of consciousness, I'm tired this morning.

    I don't see how the country doesn't collapse on itself in the next decade. The left (myself included) wants to enact laws that depend on local law enforcement to enforce, but law enforcement will either ignore the law or will selectively enforce it against minorities and poor people (mask mandates, gun regulation, drugs, etc). As an example, essentially every single county sheriff in the state of Wisconsin said they would not enforce the mask mandate.

    If we fire LEOs in left-"controlled" cities/counties because they won't enforce the law, they'll just get re-hired at another precinct in rural areas or different states. If we put in criminal penalties for disobedience, they won't be enforced by the courts.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Happy 4th Birthday, Tildes! in ~tildes

  16. Comment on Predict the next five years in the US in ~talk

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

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    I started CS50 in mid-January and got through 3 weeks, which really helped with For/If-Else/While loops, then slammed through Python by Example by Nichola Lacey, and asked for (and got a lot of)...

    I started CS50 in mid-January and got through 3 weeks, which really helped with For/If-Else/While loops, then slammed through Python by Example by Nichola Lacey, and asked for (and got a lot of) help in a group chat. I also have 8 years of experience in Networking, and 3-4 years self-hosted my own stuff which helped tremendously in getting familiar with understanding python errors (even if I didn't understand the code).

    I definitely intend to finish CS50, but python was just so much easier to use than C, and the problem sets are pretty damn difficult.

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

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    hibpwned-console, a terminal "client" for hibpwned I'm very new to programming (< 3 months) and python, so this is about a weeks worth of labor on about 3 weeks of studying python. Definitely...

    hibpwned-console, a terminal "client" for hibpwned

    I'm very new to programming (< 3 months) and python, so this is about a weeks worth of labor on about 3 weeks of studying python. Definitely needs more options like outputting to a file/DB, but I'm happy with my progress so far.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on The next affordable city is already too expensive in ~life

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    It's bad in the US, but Canada is on an entirely different level. (BC and Southern Ontario, mainly) Area Sept 2016 Median Price ($) Sept 2020 Median Price ($) Sept 2021 Median Price ($) London...

    It's bad in the US, but Canada is on an entirely different level. (BC and Southern Ontario, mainly)

    Area Sept 2016 Median Price ($) Sept 2020 Median Price ($) Sept 2021 Median Price ($)
    London 305,000 485,403 603,000
    Kitchener 349,900 565,000 728,000
    Guelph 520,000 617,500 750,400
    Hamilton 463,250 625,500 770,000
    Mississauga 588,000 830,000 896,250
    Barrie 422,000 565,000 740,000
    GTA 630,000 839,000 980,000
    Toronto 608,150 891,354 910,000
    Peterborough 350,000 476,500 617,500
    Belleville 390,000* 399,750 510,000
    Ottawa 320,500 541,000 622,000
    15 votes
  20. Comment on Teachers are leaving and few people want to join the field. Experts are sounding the alarm in ~life

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    What requirements do you mean?

    What requirements do you mean?

    6 votes