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I believe are in order. My name is Tom, my pronouns are he/him/his. I've been a Linux person since the late 90s. I've been a Sci-Fi reader since I could choose my own books. I've been a Sci-Fi watcher for even longer. I'm married and we have two kids. I'm in the US (North Carolina), I'm a liberal and I talk politics under a CW. Given the instance, I should mention my family watched TNG growing up and I really liked catching TAS when it was on.

Alright, so as part of nearing the end of ST:TNG, I'm getting ready to watch Generations. And since I've seen it before, I'm going to put the Rifftrax audio with it. And since doing something like that is infrequent enough I'm noting down the ffmpeg/audacity parts to remix everything back together.

US Pol, Impeachment 

On death 

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Celebrity death, SA mention 

ST:TNG S7E11 "Parellels" 

Star Trek vs Expanse 

US Pol, Dem Primary, Salty 

ST:DS9 S1 

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The Programmers’ Credo: we do these things not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy


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Has anyone used the Bose 700 or Sony WH-1000XM3? Reviews say they both have significantly better noise canceling than the QC35 or my Sennheiser 4.50BTNC, and I'd love to ask a couple questions of someone who can specifically compare them. Bonus points if you have audio processing issues and work in a noisy office environment.

Boosts welcome.

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📢 A general reminder for Star Trek fans on Ten Forward and on the fediverse 📢

Star Trek: Picard has just aired its first episode and this is your reminder to make sure to use CWs while discussing those episodes as a courtesy to those of us who haven't watched them yet.

Example CW text: Star Trek: Picard S1E1.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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Perhaps an addendum. I like to help. If I see a question, and I've done the thing, I might answer. I don't always, since I know there's also "I wasn't actually asking, just saying...".

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PSA: The feature we used to call "autocorrect" is now called "autocorrupt."

You're welcome.
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Some guy on Facebook takes the same clip from an 80's aerobics video and sets it to different pieces of music. This one is to Rob Zombie's Dragula.

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Here is a nice article that explains why I am *SO* excited about the @mntmn's MNT Reform Laptop

A laptop that's FOSS as far down as you can go, even repairable by 3d printing replacement parts. Awesome.

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So, Windows help question. In Linux, I've rebound a number of keys to something more useful (especially caps lock). When I'm in Windows for a bit I get messed up on that. Where do I go to rebind keys? The "Microsoft Mouse & Keyboard Center" app seems to be only for specific devices.

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A general DS9 comment? It's nice to see all civilians in what looks like actual clothing not just a uniform without insignia.

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