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  1. Comment on Looking for a specific map app on iOS in ~tech

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    Definitely have a look at MapOut, very highly rated app that does just what you’re asking for and not too much else. https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/mapout/id477094081

    Definitely have a look at MapOut, very highly rated app that does just what you’re asking for and not too much else.

    https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/mapout/id477094081

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Introducing Zed — A lightning-fast, collaborative code editor written in Rust in ~tech

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    I wonder how the developers of the Zed Code Editor feel about the naming of this!

    I wonder how the developers of the Zed Code Editor feel about the naming of this!

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What everyday foods are 10/10? in ~food

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    I would like to like rice more! Do you add anything to it to make it enjoyable?

    I would like to like rice more! Do you add anything to it to make it enjoyable?

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Any fans of regular non-smart watches? in ~hobbies

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    A few places around the world broadcast a long range signal based off atomic clocks. Watches like Casio Waveceptor just tune into that once a day to keep themselves accurate. It is not that new, I...

    A few places around the world broadcast a long range signal based off atomic clocks. Watches like Casio Waveceptor just tune into that once a day to keep themselves accurate. It is not that new, I don’t know why more watches don’t use it.

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  5. Comment on Any fans of regular non-smart watches? in ~hobbies

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    I went exactly the other way! First a Seiko 7S26, which I really like for not having any electronics in it. But it lost several seconds a day which adds up to something significant before you know...

    I went exactly the other way! First a Seiko 7S26, which I really like for not having any electronics in it. But it lost several seconds a day which adds up to something significant before you know it. I decided if I'm going to bother having a watch it might as well keep good time so now I have a Casio with atomic clock sync.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Is high-fidelity audio a genuine product or unnecessary overkill? in ~tech

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    I agree FLAC is good if you want to future-proof for transcoding in the future. I think basically no-one can hear the difference between CD quality and 24-bit/48khz (especially not without very...

    I agree FLAC is good if you want to future-proof for transcoding in the future.

    I think basically no-one can hear the difference between CD quality and 24-bit/48khz (especially not without very expensive equipment) and 24-bit is only useful if you're planning to edit the audio yourself.

    So that CD quality FLAC option from Qobuz is looking pretty good to me.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Why Microsoft's new Flight Simulator should make Google and Amazon nervous in ~games

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    Most, if not all, games under gamepass get a 20% discount while your gamepass is active. So maybe get gamepass for a month, try out the game, then buy it permanently if you like it. The 20%...

    Most, if not all, games under gamepass get a 20% discount while your gamepass is active. So maybe get gamepass for a month, try out the game, then buy it permanently if you like it. The 20% discount will probably pay for the month of gamepass!

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Haven't gamed on a PC for ten years. Built a gaming rig. What games do I install? in ~games

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

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    I bought this a couple of years ago but patiently waited for the final release before playing it. It was totally worth the wait! The new levels look amazing and I’m kind of sad that I’m getting...

    I bought this a couple of years ago but patiently waited for the final release before playing it. It was totally worth the wait! The new levels look amazing and I’m kind of sad that I’m getting close to the end.

    7 votes
  10. Comment on What do you want for Christmas? in ~talk

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    Can phones come with 12 GB RAM now? What is it all for?

    Can phones come with 12 GB RAM now? What is it all for?

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Tildes User Income Survey in ~finance

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    I think if you don't collect the country people live in your data aren't going to tell you much about social class. $20k/year would probably put you in the 90th percentile in some countries.

    I think if you don't collect the country people live in your data aren't going to tell you much about social class. $20k/year would probably put you in the 90th percentile in some countries.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Apple Card just defined right and wrong in FinTech in ~tech

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    Is there nothing like Direct Debit in the US for paying things like rent?

    Is there nothing like Direct Debit in the US for paying things like rent?

  13. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~comp

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    I think you'd get better value from a used laptop off ebay. T420 is getting quite old. Something like T450 or T460 should be less than £400, and most come with an SSD. The newer Intel CPUs run...

    I think you'd get better value from a used laptop off ebay. T420 is getting quite old. Something like T450 or T460 should be less than £400, and most come with an SSD. The newer Intel CPUs run much cooler too. Get a dock for it to easily hook up to a monitor and then you don't have the small screen problem either. Having said all that, I get that it's fun to build your own.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Are you satisfied in your career choice? in ~life

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    ok that's cool, glad I was able to help in some way.

    ok that's cool, glad I was able to help in some way.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Are you satisfied in your career choice? in ~life

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    It doesn't have to be this way. Have you thought of working somewhere else and/or switching to back-end dev?

    It doesn't have to be this way. Have you thought of working somewhere else and/or switching to back-end dev?

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Ink cartridges are a scam in ~tech

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    Some of the higher end inkjets claim to be even cheaper per page than laser printing. Definitely going well so far with ours, 2 years in and only had to buy one set of cartridges (and still half...

    Some of the higher end inkjets claim to be even cheaper per page than laser printing. Definitely going well so far with ours, 2 years in and only had to buy one set of cartridges (and still half full). A full set of cartridges is about £100, but it beats paying almost £50 every few months with a budget printer.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on How do you back up your data? in ~talk

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    I had a go using Syncthing a few years ago. I got it working but it wasn't straightforward and some stuff refused to sync. Keep meaning to give it another go. I guess it's much better now?

    I had a go using Syncthing a few years ago. I got it working but it wasn't straightforward and some stuff refused to sync. Keep meaning to give it another go. I guess it's much better now?

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Android 9 "Pie" launched today in ~tech

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    I have this phone too. 8.1 has been released to people on the test channel, so it shouldn't be too long now. What I'm not sure about is what is there to get excited about in 8.1 over 7.0? Project...

    I have this phone too. 8.1 has been released to people on the test channel, so it shouldn't be too long now. What I'm not sure about is what is there to get excited about in 8.1 over 7.0? Project Treble looks like the most interesting part of it but that won't affect how I use the phone.

    1 vote