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  1. Comment on Budget smartphones - apparently there are good options. Opinions and recommendations? in ~tech

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    There's Xiaomi Redmi Go too. It's really cheap.

    There's Xiaomi Redmi Go too. It's really cheap.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on With recent confirmation that periods have no health benefit, an increasing number of women are using contraception to stop them altogether in ~health

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    My SO started on birth control after we started dating. So it means i'm 50/50 sexy/rich.

    My SO started on birth control after we started dating. So it means i'm 50/50 sexy/rich.

  3. Comment on What do you think about MBTI theory? in ~talk

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    You're taking it personal. It's like saying i can't call Chico Xavier or João de Deus a bullshiter because they helped some people. It's good that it helped you and it could help some people. But...

    You're taking it personal.

    It's like saying i can't call Chico Xavier or João de Deus a bullshiter because they helped some people.

    It's good that it helped you and it could help some people. But it doesn't prevent that thing from being a lie. And calling it bullshit doesn't take away from other people getting help, there's a lot of other venues for that, ones with true reliability.

    Why showing that something is a lie would tear down someone's path to self discovery? Isn't the path to self discovery ditching old beliefs? It's all part of the same thing. The path to healing or self-discovery is dealing with the downsides too.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Which technical/technological issues or needs do you think should have been sorted out by now? in ~comp

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    A wild competing standard appears.

    A wild competing standard appears.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Vegetarian Protein Is Just As 'Complete' As Meat, Despite What We've Been Taught in ~health

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    You can survive eating a poor diet fine. You probably won't live long, but long enough to have children. To eat the same amount of protein i need to build muscle i would need to eat a lot if not...

    You can survive eating a poor diet fine. You probably won't live long, but long enough to have children.

    To eat the same amount of protein i need to build muscle i would need to eat a lot if not consuming meat, eggs and milk. And with that comes a lot of calories.

    Getting a source of almost pure protein being vegetarian is way harder and expensive.

    Of course we could use vegan protein powder, but we are talking about food. Even vegan protein powder is costly and offers less protein per carb ratio.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What's your dream laptop for running *nix? in ~comp

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    Really. It feels like i'm reading the answer from back in time when i was using Mandrake Linux.

    Really. It feels like i'm reading the answer from back in time when i was using Mandrake Linux.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What's your dream laptop for running *nix? in ~comp

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    Can't really understand this mindset. Normally when people say this they mean "Linux is not like Windows, so it's not good". As a desktop OS what do you need? Manage your files, browse the...

    Can't really understand this mindset. Normally when people say this they mean "Linux is not like Windows, so it's not good".

    As a desktop OS what do you need? Manage your files, browse the internet, listen to music, watch movies (netflix), use social media, google drive, e-mail, use thumb drives, plug your smartphone and other simple things. Everything works.

    Any newbie friendly distro do this out of the box and without the resource hog.

    Somehow if they buy a Mac, which is totally different than Windows and not everything is compatible, they take the time to adapt. When it comes to Linux people just brush aside.

    You can even use 10 years old pcs as desktop with Linux without needing to upgrade to 8 or 16gb ram. I'm there.

    8 votes
  8. Comment on What's your dream laptop for running *nix? in ~comp

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    I'd love to try the pi4 someday. All my apps, except the browser and X11, are TUIs. It should work really well for me. But i'll probably have a Ryzen too. That said, my desktop PC is 7 years old...

    I'd love to try the pi4 someday.

    All my apps, except the browser and X11, are TUIs. It should work really well for me.

    But i'll probably have a Ryzen too.

    That said, my desktop PC is 7 years old and rock solid still (3rd gen intel i5, unfortunately). Been using Linux exclusively as desktop for more than 15 years

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Once Tildes gets subgroups, where will you spend most of your time? in ~talk

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    Anything that involves metal and linux/unix/bsds. Maybe Brazil, if it's not populated by the toxic people living here who frequent online forums and comment sections.

    Anything that involves metal and linux/unix/bsds. Maybe Brazil, if it's not populated by the toxic people living here who frequent online forums and comment sections.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Android aftermarket development and its boring state. in ~tech

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    Yes. Maybe i'm too used to the level of customization Linux offers, so the Android ones are more superficial to me even with root, magisk and other utilities.

    Yes. Maybe i'm too used to the level of customization Linux offers, so the Android ones are more superficial to me even with root, magisk and other utilities.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Android aftermarket development and its boring state. in ~tech

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    Rooting isn't just for using CuStOm R0mS, it's for living without gapps. I stopped looking around for roms. I always go for LineageOS. Customization on phones is an illusion. You can use a...

    Rooting isn't just for using CuStOm R0mS, it's for living without gapps.

    I stopped looking around for roms. I always go for LineageOS.

    Customization on phones is an illusion. You can use a different launcher and icons, but we are all stuck with the same whatsapps, facebooks and instagrams.

    9 votes
  12. Comment on What are the minimal features every good blog should have? in ~comp

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    It can be made to look more modern and sharp without losing Drew's blog essence. See those motherf*king website examples.

    That's a nice design, but I'm going for something more modern. His design just looks old, like it's from the web 1.0 days.

    It can be made to look more modern and sharp without losing Drew's blog essence. See those motherf*king website examples.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on The medical ethics of fertility clinics refusing to treat prospective mothers they consider too large in ~health

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    Two women i work with got pregnant. Both in a good weight and were young. One was fit and did exercise, the other did not, but didn't eat a lot so she was at a healthy weight (but she has a side...

    People always talk about needing to "eat for two" when a woman is pregnant, but that's nonsense. A woman needs only about 200 extra calories a day

    Two women i work with got pregnant. Both in a good weight and were young. One was fit and did exercise, the other did not, but didn't eat a lot so she was at a healthy weight (but she has a side job making cakes, sweets and other things).

    As soon as they got pregnant, the one that did not exercised just exploded in size. It was another person really. And she kept saying that she needed to eat for two. Totally ignoring the other one that just grew a pregnancy belly, had the baby and stayed absolutely the same. It was weird to see, she didn't grew an inch. Of course the fact that she was fit and did exercise means that she was more healthy-conscious.

    The one that became obese stayed that way for years after the pregnancy. She lost now, but she lives in a battle. Gaining, losing, gaining, losing. The habit is hard to lose.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What niche/specialized version of an everyday thing is worth the time/money if you know what you're looking for? in ~talk

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    I my previous place of work i would arrive in 7 minutes by bike versus 12 to 15 minutes by car. And i had to park the car far away.

    I my previous place of work i would arrive in 7 minutes by bike versus 12 to 15 minutes by car.

    And i had to park the car far away.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Facebook’s cryptocurrency to debut next week backed by Visa, Mastercard, Uber, and others in ~tech

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    How do you exchange BTC for BRL?

    How do you exchange BTC for BRL?

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Facebook’s cryptocurrency to debut next week backed by Visa, Mastercard, Uber, and others in ~tech

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    It's not the people who uses crypto that they are targeting. It's regular people. They want everyone, not just some.

    It's not the people who uses crypto that they are targeting. It's regular people. They want everyone, not just some.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on How the Hell Has Danielle Steel Managed to Write 179 Books? in ~books

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    I don't know. There's plenty of interesting topics here on tildes about sleep. This one is really good. Also this.

    I don't know. There's plenty of interesting topics here on tildes about sleep. This one is really good. Also this.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on How the Hell Has Danielle Steel Managed to Write 179 Books? in ~books

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    And sleep so little like that is bad for your brain (and everything else), specially long term. And sometimes not recoverable.

    And sleep so little like that is bad for your brain (and everything else), specially long term. And sometimes not recoverable.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on How do you wake yourself up in the mornings? in ~talk

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    I'm in heaven right now. My new job starts at 9:00 and the room i'm in has a balcony with a glass door. I'm an early riser and i wake up naturally whren the sun shines through the curtain.

    I'm in heaven right now. My new job starts at 9:00 and the room i'm in has a balcony with a glass door. I'm an early riser and i wake up naturally whren the sun shines through the curtain.

  20. Comment on I believe Google search is restricting what articles I can see in my searches, based on my location. What can I do? in ~tech

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    Use searx or duckduckgo.

    Use searx or duckduckgo.

    2 votes