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  1. Comment on Any motorcyclists here? in ~hobbies

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    Hey I was thinking about your post and remembered I have some gear collecting dust in my garage that you're welcome to have if you're in the denver area. A very nice Arai helmet, some meh gloves...
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    Hey I was thinking about your post and remembered I have some gear collecting dust in my garage that you're welcome to have if you're in the denver area. A very nice Arai helmet, some meh gloves and a moto cover that I used on my DRZ.

    https://imgur.com/a/1fLcpEo

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Any motorcyclists here? in ~hobbies

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    I'm not sure if I have any answers, but here's my story: I've been a lifelong cyclist, I absolutely love bicycles. About 10 years ago I was living in Utah and wanted to get into adventure...

    I'm not sure if I have any answers, but here's my story:

    I've been a lifelong cyclist, I absolutely love bicycles. About 10 years ago I was living in Utah and wanted to get into adventure motorcycling. Took the MSF class, got my license, and picked up a Ninja 250. After about a year of becoming comfortable with that I bought a Suzuki DR-Z400 and trekked all around the West Desert and Uintahs and and up into Idaho and Wyoming. It was awesome!

    Then I moved to Denver and quickly realized that it's quite a bit different than SLC. There's not a ton of BLM land, or really much non-private land to explore around off-road until you get quite a ways away from the city. Also the traffic and drivers in the area are wild compared to SLC. I just never felt safe at all on most of the roads. I slowly rode less and less and then just quit altogether and sold my DR-Z.

    So now I'm still riding my bicycle all over and actively support all of the safe road initiatives in Denver. Haven't thought about or missed motorcycling at all and I'm positive I will never own one again.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Apple unveils new iPad and Apple Watch models; a new Fitness+ service; and Apple One, which bundles its key services for one monthly price in ~tech

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    I really thought it would be a big issue for me when I bought my first phone without a headphone jack earlier this year. I've found it doesn't bother me at all. I just leave the lightning adapter...

    I really thought it would be a big issue for me when I bought my first phone without a headphone jack earlier this year. I've found it doesn't bother me at all. I just leave the lightning adapter on my headphones. I've also got a tiny bluetooth receiver that is surprisingly handy. It's really been a non-factor for me.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on The Xbox Series S will launch for $299 USD on November 10 in ~games

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    Last I checked, a comparable blu-ray player was similarly priced as the current Xbox at the time. But yeah if you're not going to use the Xbox for gaming I dunno why you'd get one.

    Last I checked, a comparable blu-ray player was similarly priced as the current Xbox at the time. But yeah if you're not going to use the Xbox for gaming I dunno why you'd get one.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Maybe we should talk about the weather in ~talk

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    I'm in Colorado. It was 90 something today and will be snowing tomorrow 😳

    I'm in Colorado. It was 90 something today and will be snowing tomorrow 😳

    13 votes
  6. Comment on A tale of two ecosystems: On Bandcamp, Spotify and the wide-open future in ~music

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    Yeah absolutely agree. Same reason there is no sleep timer on the mobile app, and that the default is to play random music indefinitely once you reach the end of your current playlist/album.

    Yeah absolutely agree.

    Same reason there is no sleep timer on the mobile app, and that the default is to play random music indefinitely once you reach the end of your current playlist/album.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on A tale of two ecosystems: On Bandcamp, Spotify and the wide-open future in ~music

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    It's so bad. And it can't be changed. In order to listen to an album in order you have to know to click the first song in it, otherwise you get shuffle. People have complained on the support...

    It's so bad. And it can't be changed. In order to listen to an album in order you have to know to click the first song in it, otherwise you get shuffle. People have complained on the support forums for years.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Just how bad is Trump's 2020 pitch? in ~talk

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    I live in the US and every city budget I've seen the police get a 20-30% chunk of it. I found it a bit eyebrow raising that every single city and suburban town police force somehow has infinite...

    I live in the US and every city budget I've seen the police get a 20-30% chunk of it. I found it a bit eyebrow raising that every single city and suburban town police force somehow has infinite amount of "crowd control" equipment once BLM protests started. My city somehow has facial recognition equipment and military-grade LRAD weapons just sitting around waiting to aim at those they are sworn to protect.

    It would take a lot to convince me that problems our police forces are facing are actually due to underfunding.

    21 votes
  9. Comment on A new Nintendo Switch model will be announced next year, a new report claims in ~games

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    The Switch was my first Nintendo console since the NES and I'm shocked and appalled at how completely incompetent the company is at anything other than games and hardware. Playing with your...

    The Switch was my first Nintendo console since the NES and I'm shocked and appalled at how completely incompetent the company is at anything other than games and hardware.

    Playing with your friends is a futile effort. The OS has had no real improvements since launch. Even their own game store can't scroll without stuttering on their flagship device!

    5 votes
  10. Comment on A tale of two ecosystems: On Bandcamp, Spotify and the wide-open future in ~music

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    As a reluctant audiophile, this rings true to me. Being an album listener feels like swimming upstream on Spotify. Especially on their mobile app where the default "play" button for an album is...

    Albums are, to my mind, becoming more of an enthusiast/audiophile medium.

    As a reluctant audiophile, this rings true to me. Being an album listener feels like swimming upstream on Spotify. Especially on their mobile app where the default "play" button for an album is "shuffle play".

    9 votes
  11. Comment on Factorio 1.0 has been released in ~games

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    I played it a whiiile back and it felt too much like work to me. Maybe I'll give it another shot.

    I played it a whiiile back and it felt too much like work to me. Maybe I'll give it another shot.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What are your thoughts on r/BlackPeopleTwitter's Country Club threads? in ~tech

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    I don't have much to add here but I know I personally when I see numbers like this HHH survey and think "oh boooy it's all white folks", and then I look at what the makeup of the US is, it usually...

    I don't have much to add here but I know I personally when I see numbers like this HHH survey and think "oh boooy it's all white folks", and then I look at what the makeup of the US is, it usually tempers my opinion down to "slightly more white people than you'd expect".

    HHH Survey:

    White: 70.5%
    Hispanic: 9.9%
    Black: 7.9%
    South Asian: 7.7%
    East Asian: 4.9%
    Middle Eastern: 3%
    Native American: 1%
    Other: .9%

    2019 U.S. Census Bureau Estimates

    Non-Hispanic white: 63.4%
    Hispanic and Latino (of any race): 15.3%
    Black or African American: 13.4%
    Asian: 5.9%
    Native Americans and Alaska Natives: 1.3%
    Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders: 0.2%
    Two or more races: 2.7%

    6 votes
  13. Comment on The case against American truck bloat in ~design

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    Do you have any information on that, specifically for trucks and SUVs (by faaar the most common vehicle types)? Doesn't seem to jive with how standard-sized trucks are now 5 foot tall pedestrian...

    Do you have any information on that, specifically for trucks and SUVs (by faaar the most common vehicle types)? Doesn't seem to jive with how standard-sized trucks are now 5 foot tall pedestrian killing machines.

    https://www.outsideonline.com/2411345/suvs-trucks-deadly-cyclist-crashes

    According to a 2018 report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the rate of pedestrian involvement in crashes rose 13 percent from 2009 to 2016, accounting for population change. But the percentage of pedestrians killed rose at more than twice that rate.

    Light trucks make up an ever larger share of vehicles on our roads. But their deadliness is attributable to more than their increasing numbers. The problem, researchers say, is also rooted in their size and shape, and how that changes the dynamics of crashes in vital ways.

    I can't seem to find anything other than how the US has NOT adopted any new pedestrian-safety regulations.

    https://usa.streetsblog.org/2017/12/07/while-other-countries-mandate-safer-car-designs-for-pedestrians-america-does-nothing/

  14. Comment on The case against American truck bloat in ~design

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    If you keep a keen eye on driver+pedestrian/cyclist crash reports in your area you will quickly see how victim blaming is not only common, it's the default for both law enforcement and the media....

    If you keep a keen eye on driver+pedestrian/cyclist crash reports in your area you will quickly see how victim blaming is not only common, it's the default for both law enforcement and the media.

    Here's a good summary: https://www.cjr.org/analysis/when-covering-car-crashes-be-careful-not-to-blame-the-victim.php

    4 votes
  15. Comment on New ‘Meow’ attack has deleted almost 4000 unsecured databases in ~tech

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    I dunno I see it as a chaotic good service to the public. What if personal data was stored in one of these databases?

    I dunno I see it as a chaotic good service to the public. What if personal data was stored in one of these databases?

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What are your best Bandcamp buys? in ~music

  17. Comment on What blogs/newsletters do you subscribe to and why? in ~tech

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    https://nextdraft.com/ - daily summary of general US-centric news headlines. https://popular.info/ - deep dive investigative journalism, primarily US politics. https://javascriptweekly.com/ - To...

    https://nextdraft.com/ - daily summary of general US-centric news headlines.

    https://popular.info/ - deep dive investigative journalism, primarily US politics.

    https://javascriptweekly.com/ - To keep up on the rapidly changing JS world.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on What do y'all use to listen to your music? in ~music

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    I briefly had some DT770s and didn't like them at all. Boomy, muddy, and overall just not very enjoyable.

    I briefly had some DT770s and didn't like them at all. Boomy, muddy, and overall just not very enjoyable.

  19. Comment on What do y'all use to listen to your music? in ~music

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    Stereo: KEF LS50 powered by an Emotive amp Headphones: Sennheiser hd600 and a JDS Atom amp IEM: Tin T4 usually powered by a 4th gen iPod classic

    Stereo: KEF LS50 powered by an Emotive amp

    Headphones: Sennheiser hd600 and a JDS Atom amp

    IEM: Tin T4 usually powered by a 4th gen iPod classic

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Podcast discussions & recommendations! What are you listening to? in ~talk

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    Reply All: by far my fav. Various stories and investigations loosely based in the technology world, though it's not tech podcast at all. I like to think of it as This American Life made...

    Reply All: by far my fav. Various stories and investigations loosely based in the technology world, though it's not tech podcast at all. I like to think of it as This American Life made specifically for people that have any interest at all in the internet.

    Opening Arguments: deep dives into legal topics, for dummies. Basically a lawyer and a "dumb guy" talk about the week's news and explain it in plain English. It's a lot more interesting than you'd think.

    The Lowe Post: the premier NBA basketball intelligentsia podcast. More nuts and bolts, Xs and Os talk than typical sports guy hot take blabber.

    1 vote