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  1. Comment on LGBT and marginalized voices are not welcome on Threads in ~lgbt

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    I've played with the politics filter since I started using threads as a fellow queer person. I haven't noticed any issues with queer content being filtered out when the politics filter is turned...

    I've played with the politics filter since I started using threads as a fellow queer person. I haven't noticed any issues with queer content being filtered out when the politics filter is turned on. It might just be my curated content, but I have actually felt the safest on threads over mastodon and Bluesky being a queer person on the internet.

    I know all experiences vary, and I don't want to discredit the OP or the article, but I do really want to note that not all experiences are the same.

    I've come across some really awful things from trolls/bots, and have reported them every time. More often than not, meta has marked them as harassment/bullying/spam/what have you, and removed both the comment/post and the user.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on Escape from the box: new technology and old tactics have made buying a car a death march of deception in ~transport

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    We bought a new car last year. It was a pretty painless process, even though we didn't go through the loan pre-approval process with our credit union like I did for the last car I bought. When I...

    We bought a new car last year. It was a pretty painless process, even though we didn't go through the loan pre-approval process with our credit union like I did for the last car I bought. When I checked the rates before going to test drive one of two cars I had on my list and decided that this was the car we wanted based on just the test drive. We went into the office to set everything up, and the salesman wasn't pushy, he didn't even seem worried if we bought that day or not, but we were ready and everyone was incredibly kind and walked us through the entire process and even explained everything in all the TOS we signed as we went through each clause. Then we went to the closer's office to sign the paperwork and walked out with our brand-new car.

    The entire process from test drive to driving off the lot with the exact car with the exact features and specs we wanted was about 3 hours. It was awesome.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Tourists will be rewarded with free food and activities if they participate in environmentally friendly tasks while visiting Copenhagen, the city's tourist board has announced in ~travel

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    This was my thought too. It actually has made me put Copenhagen on my must travel list, and I hope others do too. Not just for the free stuff, but because the tourist board of the city is trying...

    This was my thought too. It actually has made me put Copenhagen on my must travel list, and I hope others do too. Not just for the free stuff, but because the tourist board of the city is trying to educate visitors on how to do better, which will hopefully translate into them doing these activities at home too.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Arlington Virginia missing middle trial heralds legal fight over suburban zoning (gifted link) in ~design

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    They also don't want the poors moving in and ruining their neighborhoods. It's been a huge issue in the Bay Area as long as I've been alive (which is not an insignificant amount of years, lol.

    They also don't want the poors moving in and ruining their neighborhoods. It's been a huge issue in the Bay Area as long as I've been alive (which is not an insignificant amount of years, lol.

    14 votes
  5. Comment on An uncompromising guide to sleep masks (for side-sleepers) in ~health

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    I just use some of the generic shaped ones. I got one from a Disney event, I got one from a flight where they gave out Tumi goodies, and the last one, I sewed myself based on the two masks (they...

    I just use some of the generic shaped ones. I got one from a Disney event, I got one from a flight where they gave out Tumi goodies, and the last one, I sewed myself based on the two masks (they have the exact same shape).

  6. Comment on An uncompromising guide to sleep masks (for side-sleepers) in ~health

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    This review has been really helpful for me! I'm a side-fall-asleep-er, but I toss and turn. It's taken a lot to train my body to not throw my mask across the room, but it's still not a perfect...

    This review has been really helpful for me! I'm a side-fall-asleep-er, but I toss and turn. It's taken a lot to train my body to not throw my mask across the room, but it's still not a perfect mask - I still have some light seep through because I sleep on my side as I'm falling asleep.

    I even modified the sleep masks I do have (I have three, so I don't wear the same one every night, and have enough to wash in between uses - which you should definitely do because that's how you get eye-mask-shaped acne) with paperclips unfolded and bent into the shape of my nose bridge. I'm looking forward to trying the molded Alaska Bear 2 Strap Contoured Sleep Mask. Based on his reviews, that's the one that I might actually get the most benefit from.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on US congressional testimony on the impact of climate-related disasters on the solvency of homeowner's insurance in ~finance

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    That last point is just one more point in the "you will own nothing, and you will like it" feeling we have going on. It's rare that someone can just buy a house outright with cash, but private...

    That last point is just one more point in the "you will own nothing, and you will like it" feeling we have going on. It's rare that someone can just buy a house outright with cash, but private equity firms can.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Any good auto or renters insurance companies? in ~finance

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    We have AAA for our bundled renters and auto insurance for two cars. My total annual premium for the policies and my AAA membership is $1000 in the Bay Area, CA. I've been with them since 2016 and...

    We have AAA for our bundled renters and auto insurance for two cars. My total annual premium for the policies and my AAA membership is $1000 in the Bay Area, CA. I've been with them since 2016 and haven't had any issues when making a claim or when asking for better rates or discounts (or when updating the insurance to the new car, or adding another car to the policy). It's all been really easy, and they have covered everything they need to cover. If they had pet insurance, I would add the dog's health insurance on there as well because I really like them. I know not everyone has AAA available to them, but I highly recommend looking into them.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Americans lost the plot on cooking oil in ~food

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    I'm glad I've been justified in using my sunflower oil. It's my flavor preference and smoke point preference (because it doesn't taste like anything, and it has a high smoke point). I do like the...

    I'm glad I've been justified in using my sunflower oil. It's my flavor preference and smoke point preference (because it doesn't taste like anything, and it has a high smoke point).

    I do like the diea of use whatever oil you want as long as it works for you.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Fit to be dyed: The enduring appeal of tie-dye in ~design

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    This article was great, and I didn't realize that tie-dye was as old as it was (though I should have realized since I love fashion history). I actually have a few tie-dye kits and have a spirit...

    This article was great, and I didn't realize that tie-dye was as old as it was (though I should have realized since I love fashion history). I actually have a few tie-dye kits and have a spirit jersey I bought just to dye this way. I should get on that! This is a great reminder.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Google is deprecating the Fitbit web dashboard on July 8th in ~tech

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    That's good to know. EDIT: I just installed the app. I LOVE that it's a pay once app, the price is reasonable, there's customization, and there's NO subscription model. It's all just right there....

    That's good to know.

    EDIT: I just installed the app. I LOVE that it's a pay once app, the price is reasonable, there's customization, and there's NO subscription model. It's all just right there. Thank you for the recommendation!

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Google is deprecating the Fitbit web dashboard on July 8th in ~tech

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    The acquisition was what did them in for me as well. I kept my last Fitbit, the Charge something or other, until it wouldn't hold a charge, and then switched to the Apple Watch. Is it better? Not...

    The acquisition was what did them in for me as well. I kept my last Fitbit, the Charge something or other, until it wouldn't hold a charge, and then switched to the Apple Watch. Is it better? Not exactly, there's some functionality that I miss from the Fitbit that the Apple Watch doesn't have, but I've gotten used to it.

    It felt from the moment that Google bought Fitbit that it was already going downhill.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Need exercises/workouts I can do while injured in ~health

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    Thanks! I appreciate you understanding. :) The infinite loop looks like something I might even be able to approximate at home, so that's awesome!

    Thanks! I appreciate you understanding. :)

    The infinite loop looks like something I might even be able to approximate at home, so that's awesome!

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Need exercises/workouts I can do while injured in ~health

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    Thanks for the recommendation for the climbing gym! However, I did not ask for diet advice, as that is already being handled by my medical team, and has nothing to do with my diet, and more to do...

    Thanks for the recommendation for the climbing gym!

    However, I did not ask for diet advice, as that is already being handled by my medical team, and has nothing to do with my diet, and more to do with my chronic illnesses and medications. Please don't assume that people aren't handling their diet, just because they mention it as something they think is important to mention. I did not talk about what I eat because it isn't important to this conversation, just that the extra weight makes not weight-bearing difficult.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Need exercises/workouts I can do while injured in ~health

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    That sounds interesting too. I'll have to look into that locally. Thanks for the recommendation!

    That sounds interesting too. I'll have to look into that locally.

    Thanks for the recommendation!

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Need exercises/workouts I can do while injured in ~health

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    I like the idea, I just don't have a way to play anything in VR. but it's definitely a thought!

    I like the idea, I just don't have a way to play anything in VR. but it's definitely a thought!

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Need exercises/workouts I can do while injured in ~health

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    Thank you! This might be what I was looking for. I completely forgot about the adaptive workouts.

    Thank you! This might be what I was looking for. I completely forgot about the adaptive workouts.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Need exercises/workouts I can do while injured in ~health

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    She hasn't said anything in particular, but she was really happy that I've been working on my alphabets since the day after the injury.

    She hasn't said anything in particular, but she was really happy that I've been working on my alphabets since the day after the injury.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Need exercises/workouts I can do while injured in ~health

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    I see my PT this evening, thankfully, but I'm bored now lol. I want to be able to do something today aside from really hard foot and ankle strengthening exercises. I do have access to a pool, that...

    I see my PT this evening, thankfully, but I'm bored now lol. I want to be able to do something today aside from really hard foot and ankle strengthening exercises. I do have access to a pool, that bouy looks awesome!

    Cycling sadly isn't an option because of the weight-bearing. I'm supposed to be in a cast, but because I started PT almost the same time as I finally got in to see the podiatrist, the doc gave me a CAM boot instead, and insists that I stay on crutches and boot until she clears me to stop with the crutches. I see her in 2 weeks, so hopefully then?

    The injury is my ankle, Achilles, my knee (patella and ligament connecting to the tib), and the MTP joint and medial collateral ligament connected to it. I did a good job making sure I did the most damage without actually snapping any bones or tendons.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on Need exercises/workouts I can do while injured in ~health

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    Ideally full body or cardio. I would love to be able to find a class locally where I can just do some workouts, but sadly, I haven't found anything.

    Ideally full body or cardio. I would love to be able to find a class locally where I can just do some workouts, but sadly, I haven't found anything.

    2 votes