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  1. Comment on Phone Recommendations: Pixel 2? 3a? Something else? in ~tech

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    I have the 3a and I can't recommend it enough. It's perfect.

    I have the 3a and I can't recommend it enough. It's perfect.

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  2. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    it...does? I thought a trilogy was just a series of books. But now that you mention it..trio...trilogy..damn I'm dumb.

    it...does? I thought a trilogy was just a series of books. But now that you mention it..trio...trilogy..damn I'm dumb.

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  3. Comment on A Tesla vehicle was tricked into speeding with a strip of electrical tape in ~tech

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    From the comments: That's Autopilot 1.0 from 2014, Tesla doesn't make such anymore and anyway they are 100% driver assistance only... this one uses MobilEye image recognition that can recognize...

    From the comments: That's Autopilot 1.0 from 2014, Tesla doesn't make such anymore and anyway they are 100% driver assistance only... this one uses MobilEye image recognition that can recognize traffic signs while current AP uses the Tesla-only solution which can't recognize traffic signs.

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  4. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

  5. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I don't understand what those Dummy HDMI plugs do, could you explain?

    I don't understand what those Dummy HDMI plugs do, could you explain?

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Dangerous Domain Corp.com Goes Up for Sale in ~comp

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    I think it's impossible for any company with tens of thousands of employees and millions of lines of code to not mess up every now and then, mistakes will happen when there are so many people...

    I think it's impossible for any company with tens of thousands of employees and millions of lines of code to not mess up every now and then, mistakes will happen when there are so many people involved.

    It does seem like Microsoft is particularly inept, though

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  7. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Do you speak any Croatian? I think everybody should learn a foreign language, it's incredibly challenging but feels so rewarding once you get proficient. Good for your brain!

    Do you speak any Croatian?

    I think everybody should learn a foreign language, it's incredibly challenging but feels so rewarding once you get proficient. Good for your brain!

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  9. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Hah, very true. I looked like a cartoon character after having all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed, my whole lower half of my face was like I swollen* a baseball. It was pretty terrible, and they...

    Hah, very true. I looked like a cartoon character after having all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed, my whole lower half of my face was like I swollen* a baseball. It was pretty terrible, and they didn't give me any painkillers.

    **edited for spelling

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  10. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Why didn't they do all of them at the same time?

    Why didn't they do all of them at the same time?

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  11. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    That's super exciting! I remember how happy I was when I moved states to be with my girlfriend. How exciting it was to go to the store to buy our first furniture, go grocery shopping for the first...

    That's super exciting! I remember how happy I was when I moved states to be with my girlfriend. How exciting it was to go to the store to buy our first furniture, go grocery shopping for the first time.

    I think moving states, better yet regions, to an unfamiliar place is a trial that everyone should experience at least once in their life. When I turned 18, I moved with a friend to the opposite end of the state, away from my family and friends to start a new life. It was terrifying, it was lonely, it was rough. But I learned so much about myself and the world.

    It blows my mind the amount of people who are OK with living where they grew up. I know way too many people who have never even left their hometown!

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

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    I went snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe. Living in Reno has really forced me to be more outdoorsy, there is truly an overabundance of gorgeous nature only 20 minutes drive from where I live. While the...

    I went snowshoeing in Lake Tahoe. Living in Reno has really forced me to be more outdoorsy, there is truly an overabundance of gorgeous nature only 20 minutes drive from where I live. While the city itself might not be my favorite, living so close to Tahoe is lovely.

    I'd never been snowshoeing before moving here years ago, and now it's definitely one of my favorite activities. There is something so exhilarating about walking on top of fresh snow, completely silent while you marvel at the pine trees and breathe the fresh mountain air.

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  13. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I've been reading through the Coyote trilogy. Currently on the fifth book, definitely one of the funnest book series I've ever read (right behind Dark Tower series) The premise is one of space...

    I've been reading through the Coyote trilogy. Currently on the fifth book, definitely one of the funnest book series I've ever read (right behind Dark Tower series)

    The premise is one of space colonization. 100ish years in the future, a habitable planet is found outside of our solar system. Earth is dying, overpopulation is destroying ecosystems and poverty and inequality is massive. 200 candidates are selected, they take a 100+ year ride through space while in suspended animation. I don't want to spoil much, but they arrive at Coyote, the name of the planet, and begin to survive. The planet has never seen human life before, so they must start from scratch, braving the wildlife, trying to grow crops, surviving the 3 year long winter.

    It's fantastic, quite a ride.

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  14. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I love Bill Bryson. I'm reading his "Notes from a Small Island", detailing his travels around the UK for one last time before he moves back to the US. One of the most hilarious authors and...

    I love Bill Bryson. I'm reading his "Notes from a Small Island", detailing his travels around the UK for one last time before he moves back to the US. One of the most hilarious authors and brutally honest, it's always exciting reading his travelogues.

    2 votes