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  1. Comment on Tips for dealing with bedbugs? in ~life

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    Unfortunately my lease does specify that, if professional pest services are required, tenants are required to pay for it.

    Unfortunately my lease does specify that, if professional pest services are required, tenants are required to pay for it.

    4 votes
  2. Tips for dealing with bedbugs?

    Hi all, I'm becoming almost certain that my apartment is dealing with a minor bedbug infestation. Do any of you have experience dealing with the things? Specifically, my unit shares a building...

    Hi all, I'm becoming almost certain that my apartment is dealing with a minor bedbug infestation. Do any of you have experience dealing with the things? Specifically, my unit shares a building with about 20 others, so has anybody dealt with infestations in a similar situation? I'm wondering if a heat treatment is even possible or realistic.

    13 votes
  3. Comment on Tab viewer/organizer? in ~tech

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    I actually used to use Chrome, then switched to Vivaldi, then most recently found my way to Firefox. I was in desperate need of a new laptop a few months ago, and Chrome was eating up all my RAM....

    I actually used to use Chrome, then switched to Vivaldi, then most recently found my way to Firefox. I was in desperate need of a new laptop a few months ago, and Chrome was eating up all my RAM. I started looking around for alternatives and tried out Vivaldi because I was drawn in by the customization, but then I realized it ran on Chromium and wasn't much better for my poor RAM. I heard that Firefox was less memory-intensive, so I made the switch and learned the ropes pretty quickly. Now I have a new laptop that could handle Vivaldi or Chrome with no issues, but I'm honestly put off by the hassle of transferring stuff back over to Vivaldi at this point. Plus, at some point this shiny new laptop will be old and slow, and hopefully using Firefox at that point will be much less insufferable than waiting 90 seconds for a new tab to load in Chrome.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Tab viewer/organizer? in ~tech

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    Yes, this is exactly what I want in Firefox! I only used Vivaldi for a few weeks but I got SO used to tab stacking, and I've been fiending for the same thing in firefox.

    Yes, this is exactly what I want in Firefox! I only used Vivaldi for a few weeks but I got SO used to tab stacking, and I've been fiending for the same thing in firefox.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What are your favorite short stories? in ~books

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    Every time I see this posted, I consider it mandatory to reread it in full.

    Every time I see this posted, I consider it mandatory to reread it in full.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Looking for suggestions of investigation-based games in ~games

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    It looks like the website lists a few updated versions. Do you have any experience with those, or just the original?

    It looks like the website lists a few updated versions. Do you have any experience with those, or just the original?

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Looking for suggestions of investigation-based games in ~games

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    Some of my favorite games of all time! I played about half of Portal Stories Mel, but never tried reloaded. I'll have to give it a shot. Thanks!

    Some of my favorite games of all time! I played about half of Portal Stories Mel, but never tried reloaded. I'll have to give it a shot. Thanks!

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Looking for suggestions of investigation-based games in ~games

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    Thanks for the rec! I poked around the Obra Dinn devlog a bit, but didn't completely read through it, so I missed this.

    Thanks for the rec! I poked around the Obra Dinn devlog a bit, but didn't completely read through it, so I missed this.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Looking for suggestions of investigation-based games in ~games

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    Hm, that sounds interesting! Actually, the three games I listed seem like they don't have much replay potential at all to me, so it's cool to hear of one that you did enjoy replaying. Thanks!

    Hm, that sounds interesting! Actually, the three games I listed seem like they don't have much replay potential at all to me, so it's cool to hear of one that you did enjoy replaying. Thanks!

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Looking for suggestions of investigation-based games in ~games

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    I kind of collaboratively play the Ace Attorney games with my friends sometimes, and we've had a great time with them. I might check out Life is Strange too, I don't have a ton of experience with...

    I kind of collaboratively play the Ace Attorney games with my friends sometimes, and we've had a great time with them. I might check out Life is Strange too, I don't have a ton of experience with visual novels but I'm definitely not opposed. Thanks!

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Looking for suggestions of investigation-based games in ~games

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    Haven't heard of it but that looks really interesting, thank you!

    Haven't heard of it but that looks really interesting, thank you!

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Looking for suggestions of investigation-based games in ~games

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    Paradise Killer: haven't heard of it, but sounds neat! Disco Elysium: played about an hour of this last year, and I'm planning on diving deep into it after school wraps up this semester. Two of my...

    Paradise Killer: haven't heard of it, but sounds neat!
    Disco Elysium: played about an hour of this last year, and I'm planning on diving deep into it after school wraps up this semester. Two of my roommates are HARDCORE fans, so I'll have decent guides for it.
    Stanley Parable: played it, loved it. I love most meta, rule-bending media like this.
    Subnautica: I know I'd love it, it's also been on my list for some time.

    Thanks for the recs!

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Looking for suggestions of investigation-based games in ~games

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    I'm planning on checking out Deathloop, but didn't know about Twelve Minutes! Thanks for the rec.

    I'm planning on checking out Deathloop, but didn't know about Twelve Minutes! Thanks for the rec.

  14. Comment on Looking for suggestions of investigation-based games in ~games

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    Thanks for the recs! I've actually played part of The Witness before. Interestingly, I didn't love playing it, but after I decided I was done with it, I had an amazing time learning all about the...

    Thanks for the recs! I've actually played part of The Witness before. Interestingly, I didn't love playing it, but after I decided I was done with it, I had an amazing time learning all about the game's secrets by reading about it and watching other people play it. But The Talos Principle sounds really interesting, I'll probably check it out! Myst has been somewhere on my list for some time too, maybe I should bump it up.

    1 vote
  15. Looking for suggestions of investigation-based games

    Hi all, can anybody recommend any games that are mostly investigation-based with little to no combat? A few that I've really enjoyed were Outer Wilds, Return of the Obra Dinn, and The Sexy...

    Hi all, can anybody recommend any games that are mostly investigation-based with little to no combat? A few that I've really enjoyed were Outer Wilds, Return of the Obra Dinn, and The Sexy Brutale. (Two of these have time loop mechanics, and even Obra Dinn has something very similar, but I guess that's not strictly a requirement.) Each one is very story-driven, with complex worlds and events meticulously crafted, and it's your job to figure out exactly how each one works.

    19 votes
  16. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    BROCKHAMPTON - ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE This is BROCKHAMPTON's sixth studio album, and as a hardcore fan, I think it's their best. It perfectly blends just about every sound they've ever...

    BROCKHAMPTON - ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE

    This is BROCKHAMPTON's sixth studio album, and as a hardcore fan, I think it's their best. It perfectly blends just about every sound they've ever tried before, and succeeds. The album includes more features than any of their previous work, which had the potential to be a bad thing but I think they pulled it off well (Danny brown and Peggy KILL it). The in-house production sounds amazing, much cleaner than some of their previous work (which might actually be a turnoff for some longtime fans, but I quite enjoy it).

    This is also their most emotionally focused album. They've always been very open and introspective in their lyrics, but this album is primarily focused around the suicide of Joba's father. Joba has some absolutely heartbreaking performances here -- I might go as far to say that he's the "star" of the album, absolutely deserving of his place on the album cover.

    Kevin Abstract tweeted that we're getting another BROCKHAMPTON album this year, and that that will be the last one. I hope he's lying, but if this is really the end, what a way to go out.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Return of the Obra Dinn: Development log by Lucas Pope in ~games.game_design

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    Overall, I was SUPER impressed with the sound design in the game. Every single little memory soundclip was detailed and immersive, with fantastic environmental sounds and voice acting.

    Overall, I was SUPER impressed with the sound design in the game. Every single little memory soundclip was detailed and immersive, with fantastic environmental sounds and voice acting.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I recorded two of my pieces from my repertoire this semester with my accompanist! Of the four I'm singing, they're my two favorites. The voice faculty will choose two of the four to be submitted...

    I recorded two of my pieces from my repertoire this semester with my accompanist! Of the four I'm singing, they're my two favorites. The voice faculty will choose two of the four to be submitted for a grade, so I do hope they choose the two that I've recorded already. One is "Cuando acaba de llover" by Guastavino, and the other is by a living composer who I met through a Facebook group.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Since I Left You is, at least for now, my favorite album of all time. One of my favorite things about the album is the amount of different ways I can appreciate it: if I want music to dance to,...

    Since I Left You is, at least for now, my favorite album of all time. One of my favorite things about the album is the amount of different ways I can appreciate it: if I want music to dance to, SILY. If I want background music while cleaning, SILY. If I want to get high, throw on headphones, and be swept away to another sonic universe, SILY. It's the perfect length and feels purely timeless because of how it's built on eclectic samples.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of April 12 in ~health.coronavirus

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    That's just part of the microchip installation process, no need to worry. The default resolution must have taken a second to automatically adjust to the system, hence the blurry vision.

    That's just part of the microchip installation process, no need to worry. The default resolution must have taken a second to automatically adjust to the system, hence the blurry vision.

    3 votes