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  1. Comment on An open invitation to discuss r/AskBibleScholars extending its reach to Tildes in ~tildes

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    yeah, I figured with the Usenet-like structure, we'd have eventually it as ~religion.christianity.bible or something similar -- but until there is a proven need, ~religion. I mentioned it a few...

    yeah, I figured with the Usenet-like structure, we'd have eventually it as ~religion.christianity.bible or something similar -- but until there is a proven need, ~religion.

    I mentioned it a few years ago when this first got going, but I'd love to have everything after the sub name just be tag filtering. So long as they tag their posts biblescholars, they could have religion.biblescholars without the need to create a dedicated group.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on An open invitation to discuss r/AskBibleScholars extending its reach to Tildes in ~tildes

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    Why not request ~religion and start there?

    Why not request ~religion and start there?

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Tildes Census Deep Dive - What do you dislike about tildes? in ~tildes

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    I mentioned this the last time this came up. I hide vote scores across the board with Stylus and absolutely love it. It's broken a bad habit of checking old comments for validation or whatever I...

    I mentioned this the last time this came up. I hide vote scores across the board with Stylus and absolutely love it. It's broken a bad habit of checking old comments for validation or whatever I was getting from votes -- and other's votes have no influence outside of the placement in the thread.

    8 votes
  4. Comment on Which podcast is your go-to recommendation to others? in ~talk

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    right! they have such a great chemistry. I really hope they keep it up in ten years after we're out of this pandemic :)

    right! they have such a great chemistry. I really hope they keep it up in ten years after we're out of this pandemic :)

  5. Comment on Which podcast is your go-to recommendation to others? in ~talk

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    yeah, he's got another album coming out soon if it isn't already. I had no idea his podcast was doing so well!

    yeah, he's got another album coming out soon if it isn't already. I had no idea his podcast was doing so well!

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Which podcast is your go-to recommendation to others? in ~talk

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    whoa! What a treat to see Blocked Party posted! John is such a sweetheart.

    whoa! What a treat to see Blocked Party posted! John is such a sweetheart.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Which podcast is your go-to recommendation to others? in ~talk

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    Smartless is hosted by Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), & Will Arnett. It's a hilarious podcast where one of them surprises the other two with a guest -- and so far the guests have been...

    Smartless is hosted by Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), & Will Arnett. It's a hilarious podcast where one of them surprises the other two with a guest -- and so far the guests have been amazing.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Geneva Jacuzzi - Lamaze (2010) -- Full album in ~music

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    This is such a great synth pop / italo disco-esque record. She made low budget videos for almost all of the tracks, and they're all basically perfect.. well, most of them. Clothes on the Bed...

    This is such a great synth pop / italo disco-esque record. She made low budget videos for almost all of the tracks, and they're all basically perfect.. well, most of them.

    1. Clothes on the Bed
    2. Nonsense Nonsense
    3. Love Caboose
    4. Future Past
    5. Runaway DNA
    6. Greek Ambassador
    7. Relay Racer
    8. Do I Sad?
    9. Love Stories
    10. Group Dynamic
    11. Bad Moods
    12. Holograph
    13. Sand Trap
    14. Gray Wave City
    15. Zombie Shark
    1 vote
  9. Comment on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of gender equality, dies at eighty-seven in ~news

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    It'll be interesting to see everybody take the opposite position for this one. What a mess.

    It'll be interesting to see everybody take the opposite position for this one.

    What a mess.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of gender equality, dies at eighty-seven in ~news

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    edit: some more info -- a list of GOP senators who promised not to confirm SC noms during an election year (with sources, MotherJones)

    “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president” - Mitch McConnell, 2016

    edit: some more info -- a list of GOP senators who promised not to confirm SC noms during an election year (with sources, MotherJones)

    34 votes
  11. Comment on What sort of software do you want to see? in ~tech

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    I want to see https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/puzzles/ updated for IOS so the interface isn't so bulky. It is all I want in life.

    I want to see https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/puzzles/ updated for IOS so the interface isn't so bulky.

    It is all I want in life.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Let's talk about taking notes in ~talk

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    you know, that's probably where I got it from -- then it barely evolved. I'd put money on my getting the concept from Gina Trapani in the old Lifehacker days.

    you know, that's probably where I got it from -- then it barely evolved. I'd put money on my getting the concept from Gina Trapani in the old Lifehacker days.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on IFTTT Pro in ~comp

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    Oh man! I just saw this. This is great news! IFTTT is definitely worth two bucks a month. Good in them for listening to the community.

    Oh man! I just saw this. This is great news! IFTTT is definitely worth two bucks a month. Good in them for listening to the community.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Let's talk about taking notes in ~talk

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    Typically I have a large notebook that is 8.5x11 — but if I am using something smaller like a B5, I’ll shuffle it would and use the left page for the bottom section (ideas and doodles) and split...

    Typically I have a large notebook that is 8.5x11 — but if I am using something smaller like a B5, I’ll shuffle it would and use the left page for the bottom section (ideas and doodles) and split the right.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Let's talk about taking notes in ~talk

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    If I am taking notes by hand, I have it set up like this +------------+ |----|-------| | | | | | | | | | | |-------| | | | |____|_______| |____________| the left narrow column is for quick...

    If I am taking notes by hand, I have it set up like this

    +------------+
    |----|-------|
    |    |       |
    |    |       |
    |    |       |
    |    |-------|
    |    |       |
    |____|_______|
    |____________|
    

    the left narrow column is for quick assignments and actual tasks that come up, the right is for general notes or more details about said-assignments. The bottom is for misc ideas and whatnot that come to mind during the meeting.

    I naturally keep to a somewhat org-mode-like structure to it all -- just to keep everything quick and to the point.

    The lower right quadrant is for doodles. It's going to happen, so I might as well give it a space instead of overtaking an important area.

    If I am taking notes on a computer, I do it all in a spreadsheet with three columns -- and no doodles.

    9 votes
  16. Comment on What keyboard do you use? in ~tech

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    I've got a Durgod Taurus k320 (TKL) --- its fairly boring compared to the other mechs out there. I run silent reds with o-rings, too. I've got a variety of keycaps, but the mains are stock. Truly...

    I've got a Durgod Taurus k320 (TKL) --- its fairly boring compared to the other mechs out there. I run silent reds with o-rings, too. I've got a variety of keycaps, but the mains are stock. Truly nothing special.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on IFTTT Pro in ~comp

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    IFTTT has introduced a 'pro' plan at a minimum of $1.99USD per month (which is pretty decent for this space.) Free plans are now limited to 3 custom applets, but pro plans are unlimited. It looks...

    IFTTT has introduced a 'pro' plan at a minimum of $1.99USD per month (which is pretty decent for this space.)

    Free plans are now limited to 3 custom applets, but pro plans are unlimited. It looks like you can add unlimited existing / community applets.

    Much like Zapier, you can now add multiple steps (instead of 'if this then that' it is 'if this then than then that... etc')

    I use IFTTT a lot for my HUE lights, posting weather to a spreadsheet, posting RSS feeds to reddit, and more. I'm definitely not a power user, which, in the past has made Zapier's plans not really worth it.

    There are ways to self-host this sort of stuff, but I never bothered. For $1.99 per month, this is worth it.

    I'm surprised it took them this long to truly monetize the platform.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    If anyone has even the most basic interest in football --- and really, even if you don't -- Hard Knocks is a great documentary series from HBO. This season is following the training camps for the...

    If anyone has even the most basic interest in football --- and really, even if you don't -- Hard Knocks is a great documentary series from HBO. This season is following the training camps for the LA Rams and LA Chargers.

    It's interesting to see the impact of COVID19 and the murder of Jacob Blake on pro sports -- especially in the pre-season.

    Last season followed the Oakland Raiders and was an excellent season. Both are definitely worth a watch.