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  1. Comment on I'm meta-anxious about coronavirus and the panic it's inducing in ~health.coronavirus

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    What's messing with me is the probability that they will cancel the King Diamond show here in Brazil in May. I am finally going to see my childhood idol and this happens.

    What's messing with me is the probability that they will cancel the King Diamond show here in Brazil in May.

    I am finally going to see my childhood idol and this happens.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on So, what should I get at the grocery store? in ~health.coronavirus

  3. Comment on Smartphones that make good use of physical buttons in ~tech

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    I am. Cheaper for the same or better specs comparing to the mainstream brands here. Xiaomi is widely famous for this. The price you pay for a Samsung or any other, you can buy a better Xiaomi.

    I am. Cheaper for the same or better specs comparing to the mainstream brands here.

    Xiaomi is widely famous for this. The price you pay for a Samsung or any other, you can buy a better Xiaomi.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Smartphones that make good use of physical buttons in ~tech

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    Are you Brazilian, right? I only buy Xiaomi. Be aware, the cheapest models has weak glass and i broke two screens with little impact, the most expensive ones are better. But they are still cheaper...

    Are you Brazilian, right?

    I only buy Xiaomi. Be aware, the cheapest models has weak glass and i broke two screens with little impact, the most expensive ones are better.

    But they are still cheaper than other brands.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on The boss who put everyone on $70,000 minimum salary in ~finance

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    In the article it says he was already making bank before this change. I think he has investments and other means of income along with this one.

    In the article it says he was already making bank before this change.

    I think he has investments and other means of income along with this one.

  6. Comment on Smartphones that make good use of physical buttons in ~tech

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    Yes, my new phone has an amoled screen and it goes even bonkier with water. But i never had a touchscreen fail me. Buttons got worn out and harder to press with time.

    Yes, my new phone has an amoled screen and it goes even bonkier with water.

    But i never had a touchscreen fail me. Buttons got worn out and harder to press with time.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Smartphones that make good use of physical buttons in ~tech

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    They are not durable. The power button was the first thing that gave up on my friend's smartphone. He was using a toothpick afterit fell off.

    They are not durable. The power button was the first thing that gave up on my friend's smartphone.

    He was using a toothpick afterit fell off.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Do you run your own blog for personal use? in ~comp

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    This might be a good place as any to ask. If not, tell me and I'll remove it. I'm 33yo and started learning programming. I'm half way throught a Go course and getting the hang of things. I need a...

    This might be a good place as any to ask. If not, tell me and I'll remove it.

    I'm 33yo and started learning programming. I'm half way throught a Go course and getting the hang of things.

    I need a project to start practicing and I'm thinking of doing a converter of markdown to HTML to generate a website and host on github as my portfolio.

    Is this what a static site generator is? Where should i look for to start working on it while i learn Go? Is this too hard for a beginner?

    My other idea is a cli music player like cmus, but much simpler.

    I would like to have a website like this for example.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Linux is a subpar choice for professional video editing in ~comp

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    I think the Madagascar movies are made entirely on Linux.

    I think the Madagascar movies are made entirely on Linux.

  10. Comment on Linux is a subpar choice for professional video editing in ~comp

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    There are a lot of people and studios who use Krita and Blender professionally. There are some tools who are used professionally in Linux, there are others on Mac and others on Windows. I think...

    There are a lot of people and studios who use Krita and Blender professionally.

    There are some tools who are used professionally in Linux, there are others on Mac and others on Windows. I think each system has more focus on some kind of tools.

    Linux is made by geeks so naturally it's where it shines.

    Professional (and paid) software are made to make a profit and there is no profit in making video editing software for Linux. It's the same with games.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    One Hundred Years of Solitude (I'm Brazilian, so the translation of his works are wonderful). I'm enjoying it so far. I loved all the books i read from him.

    One Hundred Years of Solitude (I'm Brazilian, so the translation of his works are wonderful). I'm enjoying it so far. I loved all the books i read from him.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on What's the longest running quandary/debate you've had with yourself? in ~talk

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    I have a similar rule too. I love Megadeth, but Mustaine, while an asshole, doesn't say anything over the top. I wouldn't be surprised too if he suddenly starts saying homophobic shit, but i hope...

    I have a similar rule too. I love Megadeth, but Mustaine, while an asshole, doesn't say anything over the top. I wouldn't be surprised too if he suddenly starts saying homophobic shit, but i hope not.

    I had to stop listening to two bands that i loved. Mgla (i threw my shirt away), because i found out they are Nazis and Incantation, because he is a pedophile.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on It’s okay to leave your headphones at home in ~life

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    When I'm going somewhere and it's 30 minutes or more walking, i love it because it gives me time to listen to an entire album. Having the time to listen to music is getting rare, specially because...

    When I'm going somewhere and it's 30 minutes or more walking, i love it because it gives me time to listen to an entire album.

    Having the time to listen to music is getting rare, specially because i moved away and don't have good speakers now. I plan on buying some soon, but headphones is the only way i can listen to high quality music right now.

    I'm going to my boardgames group meeting right now, it's 30 minutes away and it's the time i have to listen to music.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Upcycle Windows 7 - Free Software Foundation in ~tech

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    It is relevant. It could help Wine development tremendously.

    It is relevant. It could help Wine development tremendously.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on Which are your top five computer programs? in ~comp

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    Bspwm Cmus Kakoune Ffmpeg Firefox
    1. Bspwm
    2. Cmus
    3. Kakoune
    4. Ffmpeg
    5. Firefox
    1 vote
  16. Comment on What's your daily routine like? in ~talk

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    Here it goes: 5:30~6:30 - wake up when the sun shines in the room, no alarm 7:00 - light snack and gym 9:00 - heavy breakfast and shower 10:45 - walk to work 11:00 to 17:00 - work (20 minutes...

    Here it goes:

    • 5:30~6:30 - wake up when the sun shines in the room, no alarm
    • 7:00 - light snack and gym
    • 9:00 - heavy breakfast and shower
    • 10:45 - walk to work
    • 11:00 to 17:00 - work (20 minutes lunch when it feels like)
    • 17:15 - arrive at home, eat dinner when hungry and am free until sleep
    • 21:00~22:00 - sleep

    Yes, i‘m very blessed to work only 6 hours, wake up naturally and live near work.
    Unfortunately, this will end in February and we will start working 8 hours with 1 hour lunch break. Everyone is pissed.

    3 votes
  17. When it's time to put your dog down?

    She is a mixed breed (more pinscher) and is perhaps 16 or 17 years old. She simply doesn't eat anymore. She went to the vet when this started and they found nothing. Gave her some appetite...

    She is a mixed breed (more pinscher) and is perhaps 16 or 17 years old.

    She simply doesn't eat anymore. She went to the vet when this started and they found nothing. Gave her some appetite injection, she would eat for two days and stop. Went again and same thing.

    I changed vets and he did blood work and everything was fine. He examined her throat with his hands because he didn't want to anesthetize a senior dog for a scan. He discovered a throat and ear infection. Treated and she started eating again, but only for a few weeks. She never gained her weight back.

    Now she is only losing weight and not eating, it's been five days since she last eat something.

    She sleeps almost all the time and is so thin and her back is so curved that when she drops her head to drink water her rear legs go up and she falls. We had to put the food and water up so she doesn't have any accidents.

    She is so frail it's breaking my heart. I'm so afraid.

    34 votes
  18. Comment on What are you looking for in a private messaging app? in ~comp

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    Matrix, but with my friends and family.

    Matrix, but with my friends and family.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I will be moving for work in January so i will be without a gym for one or two months. When settled I'm gonna look around. I want to find a gym with classes now. I'm getting tired of just lifting...

    I will be moving for work in January so i will be without a gym for one or two months. When settled I'm gonna look around.

    I want to find a gym with classes now. I'm getting tired of just lifting weights and i need to up my cardio. Maybe those classes with stationary bikes would be cool, plus it has the social factor as an upside since this is a new city for me.

    I can splurge more on gym memberships after moving because i will start cooking my own food and hopefully will save a lot of money.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Habits to build in 2020? in ~talk

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    The best habit of 2019 is keeping going to the gym. I didn't build any new habit really. I started journaling (just txt files on my laptop) recently, i plan on keep doing it. For 2020 i plan to...

    The best habit of 2019 is keeping going to the gym. I didn't build any new habit really. I started journaling (just txt files on my laptop) recently, i plan on keep doing it.

    For 2020 i plan to break a habit: alcohol
    I binge drink too much. I am able to keep it to one day per week, but even that is too much. It's now part of a plan for me and my SO. She needs to cut sweets/soda/sugar/bad food and i need to cut alcohol for the sake of our health and relationship.

    4 votes