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  1. Comment on Timasomo Post #2: Reflection for Week One of Four in ~creative

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    Decided to hand write for a journal as I have a lot more empty notebooks than I realized. I've enjoyed it so far for the most part. The hardest thing right now is finding time where I won't be...

    Decided to hand write for a journal as I have a lot more empty notebooks than I realized. I've enjoyed it so far for the most part. The hardest thing right now is finding time where I won't be interrupted. I live with my fiance and the end of the day is 'us' time so its hard to time it right at the end of the day. The mornings can be difficult too because I'm not always on schedule with enough time to write for 15 minutes. The biggest benefit I can think of from this exercise is getting comfortable with putting thoughts and feelings on paper, rather than keeping them locked up in my mind.

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  2. Comment on Tell me about your smartphone! in ~talk

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    My significant other has an iPhone 5s and won't upgrade due to similar reasons you listed. She is holding out hope for a new SE phone from Apple before upgrading.

    My significant other has an iPhone 5s and won't upgrade due to similar reasons you listed. She is holding out hope for a new SE phone from Apple before upgrading.

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  3. Comment on Tell me about your smartphone! in ~talk

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    I would also lose the option to expand the internal storage or use AUX headphones. Yeah this is a major downside to the OnePlus 7t. It apparently can emulate Gamecube games pretty well but without...

    I would also lose the option to expand the internal storage or use AUX headphones.

    I would also lose the option to expand the internal storage or use AUX headphones. Yeah this is a major downside to the OnePlus 7t. It apparently can emulate Gamecube games pretty well but without expandable memory, it doesn't fare as well for gaming/large storage needs.

    I'm curious about your Google-less setup. Do you see any downsides to it?

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  4. Comment on Tell me about your smartphone! in ~talk

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    Before this phone, I got an Xperia Z3v as my first ever smartphone in college. Back when remote play from PS4 was a big selling point. It was an awesome phone and the camera is still awesome....

    Before this phone, I got an Xperia Z3v as my first ever smartphone in college. Back when remote play from PS4 was a big selling point. It was an awesome phone and the camera is still awesome. Unfortunately, they concealed the charging port with a cover and that cover eventually wore out/fell off.

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  5. Comment on Tell me about your smartphone! in ~talk

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    Yeah, Moto's naming conventions are a bit weird to me as well. I think the biggest hesitation I have for Moto was how quickly it seemed like the company quit pushing software updates to the phone....

    Yeah, Moto's naming conventions are a bit weird to me as well. I think the biggest hesitation I have for Moto was how quickly it seemed like the company quit pushing software updates to the phone. I think for the past few years after it received Android 8, I have only received security patches.

    The Nokia 7.1 had my eye for awhile with the HDR10 display, headphone jack, and good cameras.

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  6. Tell me about your smartphone!

    Currently I have the Moto G5 Plus that I purchased a little over two years ago for $200. For the most part, it has been a good phone as the gestures to turn the flash light on, turn the camera on,...

    Currently I have the Moto G5 Plus that I purchased a little over two years ago for $200. For the most part, it has been a good phone as the gestures to turn the flash light on, turn the camera on, and use the finger print sensor as a swipeable button, has had me pretty satisfied. This was a lower middle range phone when I purchased it so it has lately started chugging even doing basic tasks like internet browsing. Couple that with the battery dying pretty quickly, and battery saver making the phone even slower, and now I am in the market to buy a new phone. Right now I am looking at the OnePlus 7t but the price looks pretty hefty to me at $599. I could make payments but in general I don't like going into debt for small purchases. I'm curious if anyone went from low-tier phone to mid-tier or higher and if you felt the purchase was worth it?

    Some other general questions:

    • What is your phone?
    • Did you finance it?
    • Are you looking to upgrade?
    • What features are the most important to you?
    29 votes
  7. Comment on Timasomo Post #1: It Begins! in ~creative

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    I have started by hand and am so far enjoying it. Thank you for taking the time to share your recommendation! I struggle with distractions, especially on my phone so taking a moment to reflect...

    I have started by hand and am so far enjoying it. Thank you for taking the time to share your recommendation! I struggle with distractions, especially on my phone so taking a moment to reflect interrupted for 20-30 minutes has been nice.

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  8. Comment on Timasomo Post #1: It Begins! in ~creative

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    I actually found a whole bunch of notebooks I had and an actual empty journal that I completely forgot about in my closet. I started writing yesterday to see how it felt and then wrote again...

    I actually found a whole bunch of notebooks I had and an actual empty journal that I completely forgot about in my closet. I started writing yesterday to see how it felt and then wrote again today. I'm still conflicted on which one to use but I may use both and just upload completed pages I write to maybe one day use OCR to extract text.

    Part of me is drawn to the .txt file but then my mind will immediately start thinking about journaling as a data collection means rather than an experience that I am expecting to help me connect more with my feelings and goals. I think the pen and paper is the most intimate to me for that reason as it makes me think much more about my feelings as the writing pace is much slower.

    I'm sure I will be thinking and trying different things over time. I'm happy with the results so far and can see why journaling is recommended. I have found it so far to be pretty meditative.

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  9. Comment on What are your favorite genres/themes of music? in ~music

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    Well, I would say funk in general for right now. I have a Vulfpeck playlist I have been putting together that is them and their individual music, plus others that sound similar. A sample of this...

    Well, I would say funk in general for right now. I have a Vulfpeck playlist I have been putting together that is them and their individual music, plus others that sound similar. A sample of this sound:

    I also like upbeat bluegrass songs. I have been listening to this Bela Fleck song since I discovered it 5-6 years ago.

    But I have enjoyed indie rock and indie pop in the past. Classic Rock has always been good in the right moment.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on After Days Of Resignations, The Last Of The Deadspin Staff Has Quit in ~news

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    I don't have much to add to this except their actions took guts. I wonder if they are planning to come together to make a new site and run it the way they want.

    I don't have much to add to this except their actions took guts. I wonder if they are planning to come together to make a new site and run it the way they want.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on Timasomo Post #1: It Begins! in ~creative

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    So, I guess my goal isn't so much creative as I'm not creating a work of fiction, but I think I am going to use it as an opportunity to start keeping a journal. I haven't done anything like it...

    So, I guess my goal isn't so much creative as I'm not creating a work of fiction, but I think I am going to use it as an opportunity to start keeping a journal. I haven't done anything like it before but I constantly find myself wanting to write my thoughts down and keep a record of my perspective as well as a daily gratitude list. I went to Barnes and Noble earlier today and saw they had some really cool leather journals. But I am conflicted because I could just do it digitally for free on one of my many screens.

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  12. Comment on What are people’s thoughts on Edward Snowden? in ~talk

  13. Comment on What are people’s thoughts on Edward Snowden? in ~talk

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    Using a podcast app on your phone, you should be able to search for "Joe Rogan Experience" and it will be the top result. Select it and there will usually be an option somewhere to download it to...

    Using a podcast app on your phone, you should be able to search for "Joe Rogan Experience" and it will be the top result. Select it and there will usually be an option somewhere to download it to your device. I use podcast addict on Android and find it respectable. If you can find it on Spotify, that would probably be an easier user experience.

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  14. Comment on Denmark approves stripping IS fighters of citizenship – bill was fast-tracked amid concerns imprisoned IS fighters may escape during a Turkish offensive in ~news

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    Would this be considered like a modern-day exile?

    Would this be considered like a modern-day exile?

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  15. Comment on Digging Up Woodstock: An archaeological investigation of the famous festival site unearthed evidence hidden in the haze of memory. in ~music

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    Woodstock sounds like a cool place to visit. I wonder at what point they will end up using LIDAR to see if they can gleam anything else from the terrain?

    Woodstock sounds like a cool place to visit. I wonder at what point they will end up using LIDAR to see if they can gleam anything else from the terrain?

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  16. Comment on Several popular YouTube creators have joined together with Arbor Day Foundation to plant 20 million trees by January 1 2020 in ~enviro

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    When trees in these types of projects get planted, how many of them survive for >10 years?

    When trees in these types of projects get planted, how many of them survive for >10 years?

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