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  1. Comment on Saskatchewan, Canada First Nation says Biden's move to block Keystone XL pipeline means lost opportunity in ~enviro

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    I always enjoy learning of First Nation bands that I've not heard of. Wasn't familiar with Nekaneet, but that's because they're down in Cypress Hills. I've never been down there before. I'm from...

    I always enjoy learning of First Nation bands that I've not heard of. Wasn't familiar with Nekaneet, but that's because they're down in Cypress Hills. I've never been down there before. I'm from Central-East SK (at least using the COVID tracker definitions) originally.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Are there any gender-neutral or non-binary honorifics? in ~talk

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    You are correct, that is not how how plurals work. I guess my stance is less change it to ONLY use 'x', and more to allow the use of 'x', as that is the evoked sound at the end of the word. I...

    You are correct, that is not how how plurals work. I guess my stance is less change it to ONLY use 'x', and more to allow the use of 'x', as that is the evoked sound at the end of the word.

    I think, overall, I want less inconsistencies, but no one is advocating for changing the language to adopt appropriate letter and spelling usage. To simplify the language, we should be utilizing 'k' and 's' more, and 'c' less, even to the point of changing the use of 'c' to something like 'ch'. We should also be looking at words like 'through', ''though', and 'cough', and adopting a more proper spelling to make it less confusing.

    Since no one really brings it up as a main topic, though, nothing gets done. No discourse is had, and people move on, but during the learning, will complain about it. Then, the only answer given as to why it's like that is "well that's how it's always been done" or "it came from this word so we aught to spell it like this".

    And finally, yes,of course. I'm all for allowing the use of 'x' in place of 'ks'. Why not? To me, it's simplifying writing, switching out two letters for one.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Are there any gender-neutral or non-binary honorifics? in ~talk

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    For me it's simply an ease of spelling. Reducing the amount of characters one has to write or type, especially in the confines of mobile messaging, can help. I don't believe it's about...

    For me it's simply an ease of spelling. Reducing the amount of characters one has to write or type, especially in the confines of mobile messaging, can help. I don't believe it's about inclusivity, or lack thereof, in online circles, either. I simply think it's done as a means of simplifying the written or typed word. But I cannot speak for others, only myself.

  4. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Yeah I have some light weights but I don't get that same mental reward with them. I'd need heavier but I don't have the money to throw into weights right now. As Gaywallet suggested though, I may...

    Yeah I have some light weights but I don't get that same mental reward with them. I'd need heavier but I don't have the money to throw into weights right now. As Gaywallet suggested though, I may look into using a plastic bottle of some sort.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I have some weights at home but nothing significant. One ten pound weight, four five pound weights, and two 2.5 pound weights. I find them to be less rewarding, and I don't have the money to...

    I have some weights at home but nothing significant. One ten pound weight, four five pound weights, and two 2.5 pound weights. I find them to be less rewarding, and I don't have the money to invest into adjustable weights. I may look at plastic bottles, as I've always recommended that to people too. I just don't buy milk anymore so I may have to just go out of my way to buy a gallon or bigger jug of water from somewhere and use that. A jug for one of those water station thingies (I've forgotten the name) would be good. They're like 40 lbs with the water in it.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Are there any gender-neutral or non-binary honorifics? in ~talk

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    "Sup, per?" Nah, folk, i just ate. Thanks though. That was the first thought that came to mind lol

    "Sup, per?" Nah, folk, i just ate. Thanks though.

    That was the first thought that came to mind lol

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Are there any gender-neutral or non-binary honorifics? in ~talk

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    Friend, neighbour, homie, holmes/homes (I've always spelled it holmes, personally), ese (for the Latinx folx). I'd like to see folk be used as singular, and folks (and change it to folx because...

    Friend, neighbour, homie, holmes/homes (I've always spelled it holmes, personally), ese (for the Latinx folx). I'd like to see folk be used as singular, and folks (and change it to folx because why not, need more Xs in words) stay plural.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I don't get euphoria or emotional, but when I lift weights, my mind quiets down. I don't think beyond the reps, sets, and time between sets, and all I hear is my music. That being said, COVID...

    Responses to working out are all over the board. I don't get euphoria at all unless I'm dancing or biking for a few hours.

    I don't get euphoria or emotional, but when I lift weights, my mind quiets down. I don't think beyond the reps, sets, and time between sets, and all I hear is my music. That being said, COVID ruined my gymgoing. I'm too paranoid to go, and even if I wasn't, I lack the discipline to go on my own terms despite enjoying it. When I was working at the office, I could change before I left and just go straight to the gym from work.

    It's a bummer.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Do you have an internal narrative or monologue, and if so what do you mean by that? in ~talk

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    I'm not sure how to accurately describe it. I have an internal audio-visual situation. So my brain is constantly running through audio and video depending on the situation. Sometimes I have...

    I'm not sure how to accurately describe it. I have an internal audio-visual situation. So my brain is constantly running through audio and video depending on the situation. Sometimes I have internal dialogue with the myself, who is the mind version of me. In a sense we're distinct individuals but we both are part of the conscious me.

    Some thoughts are words, some thoughts are pictures, and some thoughts are an indescribable thing, like how if you raise your arm, you neither think the action nor picture it, you just do it.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Storming Reddit's moat in ~tech

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    It's like with me. I came after the era of BBS, and I wasn't aware of that until I was already an adult. I thought message boards/forums and chatrooms were always the thing once the internet was...

    It's like with me. I came after the era of BBS, and I wasn't aware of that until I was already an adult. I thought message boards/forums and chatrooms were always the thing once the internet was fully formed, but in fact was grossly incorrect haha. Same goes for websites and browsing.

    I eventually got learnt.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on What's your hardware setup? in ~tech

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    Laptop: HP Envy 17-u108ca (17 inch display, 16GB ram, i7-7500U 2.7, up to 3.5, GHz, GeForce 940MX) w/ aluminum laptop stand. 2nd Monitor: Acer R240HY (23.8 inch display, 1080p) Speakers: Logitech...
    • Laptop: HP Envy 17-u108ca (17 inch display, 16GB ram, i7-7500U 2.7, up to 3.5, GHz, GeForce 940MX) w/ aluminum laptop stand.
    • 2nd Monitor: Acer R240HY (23.8 inch display, 1080p)
    • Speakers: Logitech Z150 2.0 Channels
    • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S8
    • External SSD: 128 GB (for storing stuff to watch on Plex, this used to be my laptop SSD but I upgraded it to a 320 GB SSD)
    • External HDD: 4 TB (for backups)
    • Headphones: Sennheiser HD 201 (had them for 6 years now, the only issue is that the shiny part around the foam is finally starting to tear away; love these headphones, best $30 I ever spent)
    • Keyboard: Redragon K552
    • Mouse: Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED (wireless)

    I also use a (dying) 4 port USB3.0 hub, as there's no dock available for my laptop and it unfortunately doesn't have enough USBs (3 USB3 and one USBc, all which are used).

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Adam Savage and Vsauce's Michael Stevens build a kendama in ~hobbies

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    I was really hoping for "Tested. Michael here." to open it up.

    I was really hoping for "Tested. Michael here." to open it up.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Timasomo 2020 Thread #4: Update Thread 3 in ~creative

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    Make sure you're taking care of yourself, that's first and foremost important. Looking forward to next year, then :)

    Make sure you're taking care of yourself, that's first and foremost important. Looking forward to next year, then :)

    6 votes
  14. Comment on Timasomo 2020 Thread #0: Planning Thread in ~creative

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    While I will not be partaking this year, I will be watching intently! I hope everyone has fun!

    While I will not be partaking this year, I will be watching intently! I hope everyone has fun!

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Tildes helped my wife find work! in ~talk

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    I had not heard of super recognizers until today. I took a basic test and got 12 out of 14 correct. That's kinda cool. It makes sense that I'm okay at facial recognition, since that's how I tend...

    I had not heard of super recognizers until today. I took a basic test and got 12 out of 14 correct. That's kinda cool. It makes sense that I'm okay at facial recognition, since that's how I tend to remember people. I don't remember names very well, usually just faces. Though it won't be major details of faces, so like eye colour and hair colour don't mean much to me, but the face in general always stands out.

    Congrats to your wife though, that's super cool!

    8 votes
  16. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Late last night (from about 11:30p to 1:00a) I finally moved my desk from one corner to the opposite corner. Now the rest of the room is a mess so I'll have to clean up that over this week and...

    Late last night (from about 11:30p to 1:00a) I finally moved my desk from one corner to the opposite corner. Now the rest of the room is a mess so I'll have to clean up that over this week and into next week. Bleh.

    Otherwise I played some video games (Rise to Ruins, CS:Source), and finished rewatching the first season of Halt and Catch Fire.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on How can we change the site's structure/mechanics/patterns so that we're not discouraging posting "too much" on particular subjects? in ~tildes.official

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    People may view the cost barrier as the ONLY wait to get in, even if it's explained otherwise. To me that just seems like a big detractor to the site.

    People may view the cost barrier as the ONLY wait to get in, even if it's explained otherwise. To me that just seems like a big detractor to the site.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    That's awesome. Very cool to hear.

    That's awesome. Very cool to hear.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    It's nice to see/hear of people playing Radio General. I played a demo of it a few months back and it was really cool. I'm acquainted with Michael from Foolish Mortals, as we're from the same...

    It's nice to see/hear of people playing Radio General. I played a demo of it a few months back and it was really cool. I'm acquainted with Michael from Foolish Mortals, as we're from the same city, and the game dev community is small.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on I was wrong. CRDTs are the future in ~comp

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    Neither OT or CRDT are perfect solutions, unless you don't mind a large computational wait between updates and storage (for CRDT). I'm watching the video referenced in the article, but those seem...

    Neither OT or CRDT are perfect solutions, unless you don't mind a large computational wait between updates and storage (for CRDT). I'm watching the video referenced in the article, but those seem to be the biggest hurdles. You want an accurate document, then you need to wait and have extra storage to store both copies of the changes for the algorithm to make an accurate document (for CRDT).

    At least from what I understand so far. I'm not done the video yet, and then I'll be rereading the article after.

    1 vote