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  1. Comment on What's your proposing/marriage story? in ~talk

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    For us the living together was mostly due to the fact that I had moved across the country for work, and she ended up following. I think if we'd both stayed in the area we originally met, it...

    For us the living together was mostly due to the fact that I had moved across the country for work, and she ended up following.

    I think if we'd both stayed in the area we originally met, it probably would have been longer before we moved in together (although I'm sure we would have basically been living together.)

    That said, I think I also probably would have proposed faster because like you said, in our current case we were basically already married, haha.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on What's your proposing/marriage story? in ~talk

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    I proposed to my partner back in January. I surprised her with a weekend away which was basically our first time leaving the house for any substantial time since early 2020. She claims to be...

    I proposed to my partner back in January. I surprised her with a weekend away which was basically our first time leaving the house for any substantial time since early 2020. She claims to be completely surprised but I'm not sure I believe her.

    As far as our relationship, we met and then immediately had to do long distance for about 6 months, and then she just moved in with me and we've been living together for about 4 years now, so realistically not much changed between before and after getting engaged, haha.

    7 votes
  3. Comment on ‘The Office’ piracy skyrocketed in the US after leaving Netflix in ~tv

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    Honestly a lot of the time it'll go on in the background while cleaning or even sometimes if working late. Also, sometimes at the end of a stressful day/week I just want to be able to put on some...

    Honestly a lot of the time it'll go on in the background while cleaning or even sometimes if working late. Also, sometimes at the end of a stressful day/week I just want to be able to put on some sort of noise that doesn't require me to think too much and will make me laugh.

    I'd consider buying it except that I'm not actually sure I have a way to play physical media.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on ‘The Office’ piracy skyrocketed in the US after leaving Netflix in ~tv

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    First thing I did when they announced it was leaving was go find it elsewhere. I mean, um, I pay for peacock and don't have a Plex server anywhere.

    First thing I did when they announced it was leaving was go find it elsewhere.

    I mean, um, I pay for peacock and don't have a Plex server anywhere.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Volkswagen is rebranding its North American division as 'Voltswagen' in ~finance

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    Apparently they are bringing back the bus? I know I've seen ads for an EV version, I think it's called the buzz maybe? I also think I've been seeing articles about it for a few years now though,...

    Apparently they are bringing back the bus? I know I've seen ads for an EV version, I think it's called the buzz maybe? I also think I've been seeing articles about it for a few years now though, so who knows if it'll happen.

  6. Comment on Volkswagen is rebranding its North American division as 'Voltswagen' in ~finance

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    I've heard good things about the Mach-E but haven't got in one yet, it's on my list to try to find one to drive this Spring.

    I've heard good things about the Mach-E but haven't got in one yet, it's on my list to try to find one to drive this Spring.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Volkswagen is rebranding its North American division as 'Voltswagen' in ~finance

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    Speaking of trying to buy an electric car. I've been starting to explore options. Where I live there's a Tesla dealership (or workshop or whatever they call them) near me, so at some point I'll...

    Speaking of trying to buy an electric car. I've been starting to explore options. Where I live there's a Tesla dealership (or workshop or whatever they call them) near me, so at some point I'll probably do a test drive with them, but I'm not sure I want a Tesla.

    I've been looking at other manufacturers ell EVs and any time I try to find local stock it's all dealerships 100+ miles away. I don't understand why the dealerships next door to the Tesla wouldn't consider even just keeping 1 EV in stock to try to get customers through the door.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on US rent has increased 175% faster than household income over past twenty years in ~finance

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    That's true, but at the same time the price of my mortgage isn't going to arbitrarily increase from year to year once I actually own the house (obviously property taxes and homeowners insurance...

    That's true, but at the same time the price of my mortgage isn't going to arbitrarily increase from year to year once I actually own the house (obviously property taxes and homeowners insurance plays a part but we'll consider those separate.)

    3 votes
  9. Comment on US rent has increased 175% faster than household income over past twenty years in ~finance

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    I was in a rental unit for 2 years. They raised the rent $60/month between the two leases. Before the second lease ran out we decided to buy a house. Ended up with a Mortgage about $100 less than...

    I was in a rental unit for 2 years. They raised the rent $60/month between the two leases.

    Before the second lease ran out we decided to buy a house. Ended up with a Mortgage about $100 less than what our rent was (now well down below that thanks to being able to refinance with super low rates), meanwhile the rental company was willing to reward our rental history with another $100/month rate hike had we stayed and renewed.

    Oh also during those 2 years we had 52 maintenance requests, often for the same issue multiple times, and they traumatized our cats one of the times they came by that we were not home.

    I don't miss renting.

    12 votes
  10. Comment on What's something that was ahead of its time? in ~talk

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    To me the biggest downside to IRC was always the fact that you couldn't see any messages if you were offline at the time, at least as far as I've always understood it.

    To me the biggest downside to IRC was always the fact that you couldn't see any messages if you were offline at the time, at least as far as I've always understood it.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on If you could give advice to anyone who is ten years younger than you or when they were ten years younger than now, what would you tell them? in ~life

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    That's why I'm just going to tell my kids that there's no point to my story, it's just an awesome story that no one else will listen to.

    That's why I'm just going to tell my kids that there's no point to my story, it's just an awesome story that no one else will listen to.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on The morals of jumping the line for a COVID vaccine in ~health.coronavirus

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    I wonder about that. I looked at my local pharmacies this morning and they had a bunch of available appointments (I want to say 60+ over the next day or two.) Even looking again now several hours...

    I wonder about that.

    I looked at my local pharmacies this morning and they had a bunch of available appointments (I want to say 60+ over the next day or two.) Even looking again now several hours later I can see there are still some available.

    I know Biden/Fauci/CDC/etc did say that they think at some point in the near future we are going to switch from a supply issue to a demand issue. I don't think we're there yet, but I am curious if we're starting to get close.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on The morals of jumping the line for a COVID vaccine in ~health.coronavirus

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    That's sort of where I'm at too. My fiancée would technically qualify right now because she works 2 jobs and one of them is at a restaurant. She stopped picking up shifts there though when the...

    That's sort of where I'm at too.

    My fiancée would technically qualify right now because she works 2 jobs and one of them is at a restaurant. She stopped picking up shifts there though when the pandemic started and so she doesn't really feel right about taking one now. She qualifies in the next phase though due to "underlying health problems" and is probably going to get it then.

    Personally I'm not sure if I feel safe with her going back to the restaurant even when she's vaccinated until I am as well, which of course brings up another dilemma about denying her/our household income that we generally have.

    3 votes
  14. The morals of jumping the line for a COVID vaccine

    I've started seeing lots of stories or posts elsewhere on the internet about people managing to schedule appointments for their COVID vaccinations even if they're not in the current phase and I'm...

    I've started seeing lots of stories or posts elsewhere on the internet about people managing to schedule appointments for their COVID vaccinations even if they're not in the current phase and I'm curious what people's thoughts are about it.

    To be clear, I am specifically not asking about people who are able to snag leftover or "thawed" doses that would otherwise have to be tossed at the end of the day.

    20 votes
  15. Comment on Biden, Dems prevail as Senate OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in ~health.coronavirus

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    One of the ones that really sticks out to me is Senator King from Maine. I know he's technically an independent but everything I know of him seems like someone who would vote for a min. wage hike....

    It's not great optics, especially for those ten Democrats who, inconceivably, voted against it.

    One of the ones that really sticks out to me is Senator King from Maine. I know he's technically an independent but everything I know of him seems like someone who would vote for a min. wage hike. Although I suppose he never raised it when he was Governor, so maybe there is precedent.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Do any other US citizens think of emigrating? in ~talk

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    Well hot damn! I might qualify through the other side of my family...

    Hungary and (I believe) Ireland both do this, as well

    Well hot damn! I might qualify through the other side of my family...

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Reddit announces online presence indicators in ~tech

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    Well that doesn't seem sketchy at all... Good to know!

    Well that doesn't seem sketchy at all... Good to know!

    8 votes
  18. Comment on Reddit announces online presence indicators in ~tech

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    I mod a relatively big sub (180k subs) and I refuse to use new reddit. Luckily we have one or two other mods who do exclusively use new reddit so he handles all of the stuff on that side, but the...

    I mod a relatively big sub (180k subs) and I refuse to use new reddit. Luckily we have one or two other mods who do exclusively use new reddit so he handles all of the stuff on that side, but the majority of us don't like the new changes.

    19 votes
  19. Comment on Do any other US citizens think of emigrating? in ~talk

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    I'm jealous. All my research has shown I missed out on that boat by a generation or 2. My paternal grandmother's mom was born in Portugal, and so was my Paternal Grandfather's great-grandfather....

    My great-great grandfather was Italian before immigrating, this means that by Italian law I can file and become an italian citizen by means of ancestry by descent

    I'm jealous. All my research has shown I missed out on that boat by a generation or 2. My paternal grandmother's mom was born in Portugal, and so was my Paternal Grandfather's great-grandfather. From what I've been able to find I would only qualify if my grandmother had Portuguese citizenship and spoke the language.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on Reddit announces online presence indicators in ~tech

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    Thank you. I avoid the redesign as much as I can.

    Thank you. I avoid the redesign as much as I can.

    13 votes