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  1. Comment on What products do you absolutely love? in ~talk

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    On the opposite end of the blocking spectrum, would anybody have recommendations for earplugs that do block the maximum amount of all sounds possible? (particularly gum-chewing sounds, airplane...

    On the opposite end of the blocking spectrum, would anybody have recommendations for earplugs that do block the maximum amount of all sounds possible?

    (particularly gum-chewing sounds, airplane hum, and high pitched children)

    (specifically old-skool earplugs, as opposed to powered active earphones/headphones)

    Misophonia can be rough sometimes.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on What products do you absolutely love? in ~talk

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    This goes surprisingly well with semi-scrambled eggs.

    This goes surprisingly well with semi-scrambled eggs.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Microsoft security chief: IE is not a browser, so stop using it as your default in ~tech

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    This is going to hit South Korea hard, because so many government services and banking apps rely on IE to function... for regular citizens. Making an online transaction, up until 2 or years ago,...

    This is going to hit South Korea hard, because so many government services and banking apps rely on IE to function... for regular citizens.

    Making an online transaction, up until 2 or years ago, was a nightmare of ActiveX plugins, computer restarts, and even DLL hell.

    Things have gotten better, but the long of ActiveX spares no one for long.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Suggestion: Filter by Domain in ~tildes

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    This is a good idea, albeit for a third-party or "sister service". Like a browser extension, similar to the Reddit Enhancement Suite plugin. I wouldn't think Tildes needs to support it natively,...

    This is a good idea, albeit for a third-party or "sister service". Like a browser extension, similar to the Reddit Enhancement Suite plugin.

    I wouldn't think Tildes needs to support it natively, at least for years to come.

    But I like the concept and want to see an option for it.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Suggestion: add an *optional* short-text bio blurb on user profiles in ~tildes

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    Agreed- it's certainly not for everyone, and on a site where everyone is otherwise anonymous, it could never be mandatory. It sounds like you have a strong opinion on this. Do you have a personal...

    Agreed- it's certainly not for everyone, and on a site where everyone is otherwise anonymous, it could never be mandatory.

    It sounds like you have a strong opinion on this.

    Do you have a personal philosophy about your usage of Tildes or the internet in general in which biographical mini-blurbs would be damaging? (genuinely curious)

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Man says he doesn’t have to lodge tax returns because he’s not a ‘person’ in ~news

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    If you allow that some people shouldn't be under a requirement to pay taxes under some circumstances, then things start to get slippery. You're self-sufficient, but the country in which you live...

    If you allow that some people shouldn't be under a requirement to pay taxes under some circumstances, then things start to get slippery.

    You're self-sufficient, but the country in which you live is protected by a military and a diplomatic apparatus that needs to be funded.

    But then again, you shop at stores, so your purchases get taxed.

    But if you don't shop at stores?

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Patrick Stewart says Star Trek Picard series is set up to run three seasons in ~tv

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    Same here. I liked that with Discovery, they never said one way or the other that "it's about the Klingon war" or "it's about Michael Burnham's journey" or anything specific. That gives them...

    Same here. I liked that with Discovery, they never said one way or the other that "it's about the Klingon war" or "it's about Michael Burnham's journey" or anything specific. That gives them license to figure things out as they go, and cut off threads at their natural conclusion.

    I watch Discovery when I really want to get INTO Star Trek.

    Conversely, I watch "The Orville" when I'm cooking or trying to decompress after intensive work. When threads do/don't get wrapped up in the Orville, I won't notice or worry about it.

    Different standards apply.

    2 votes
  8. Now that user profiles have history, it would also be useful, like Hacker News and Reddit, to have a short plain-text bio blurb that users can optionally fill out. It'd be great to let users...

    Now that user profiles have history, it would also be useful, like Hacker News and Reddit, to have a short plain-text bio blurb that users can optionally fill out.

    It'd be great to let users provide some context about themselves.

    What do you folks think?

    21 votes
  9. Comment on Why Can’t We Have Decent Toilet Stalls? in ~life

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    When I lived in Canada, I took it for granted that toilet stalls were a last-resort emergency usage situation. You could indeed accidentally make eye contact through the gap between the door/wall...

    When I lived in Canada, I took it for granted that toilet stalls were a last-resort emergency usage situation.

    You could indeed accidentally make eye contact through the gap between the door/wall with anyone coming in to wash their hands or walk by into the adjoining stall.

    The more I traveled and experienced the wonders of full-partition, bidet-enabled public toilets, the more I realized how "uncivilized" North American toilets are.

    I suppose most people don't give it much thought, apart from the desire to avoid using a stall whenever possible.

    If you forced every person in North America to spend a week using public stalls, there'd be a sea change the week after.