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  1. Comment on Would you pay for social media platforms and search engines if it meant they would not have any advertising or data collection? in ~talk

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    I do already. Well, sort of. I use an ad-blocker wherever I go, so there goes the ads and trackers. And I pay to use (at least some of) them. Tildes (which counts as social media, right?) gets a...

    I do already. Well, sort of.

    I use an ad-blocker wherever I go, so there goes the ads and trackers.

    And I pay to use (at least some of) them. Tildes (which counts as social media, right?) gets a monthly Patreon donation from me, and DuckDuckGo (my search engine of choice) gets a bit of money from me every month via Flattr.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on The PinePhone ($150 Linux smartphone) is now available for pre-order in ~tech

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    They use the Sailfish logo in marketing, so I assume so. I think it's just that they've had extremely limited resources ever since the Jolla phone flopped. A shame though. Let's hope they get...

    Is Sailfish going to be an option for this phone?

    They use the Sailfish logo in marketing, so I assume so.

    Jolla doesn't seem to have any interest in the US market for whatever reason.

    I think it's just that they've had extremely limited resources ever since the Jolla phone flopped. A shame though. Let's hope they get around to supporting the US at some point.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on The PinePhone ($150 Linux smartphone) is now available for pre-order in ~tech

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    I like the idea of buying a phone with no OS pre-installed. Hopefully it will sell well enough that other hardware companies realise there's a market for it. (Hopefully there is a market for it.)...

    I like the idea of buying a phone with no OS pre-installed. Hopefully it will sell well enough that other hardware companies realise there's a market for it. (Hopefully there is a market for it.)

    My current daily driver runs Sailfish, which I'm very happy with.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on What are some good news outlets you would recommend? in ~talk

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    This one, right? On the topic of non-English news sources; for news in Norwegian I recommend Aftenposten and NRK.

    This one, right?

    On the topic of non-English news sources; for news in Norwegian I recommend Aftenposten and NRK.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Let's Talk: What browser are you using? in ~talk

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    Interesting. I'd assume newer browsers would have higher performance, and that Firefox would use less resources than a Chromium browser.

    On mobile I switch between an old version of the Android stock browser and Opera, the former for performance and the latter for modern compatibility. I would use Firefox too if it weren't such a massive resource hog...

    Interesting. I'd assume newer browsers would have higher performance, and that Firefox would use less resources than a Chromium browser.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    The Civ 6 AI is very opportunistic when it comes to war, so they're highly aggressive against civilisations with weaker armies than them. Build a few more military units, and you'll see the number...

    The Civ 6 AI is very opportunistic when it comes to war, so they're highly aggressive against civilisations with weaker armies than them. Build a few more military units, and you'll see the number of war declarations against you plummet. Also declare as many alliances as possible, even if you have to pay for them.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Does that include +2 from Shield of Faith as a bonus action on the first round of combat? ;-)

    Sitting at an AC of 22 with a shield.

    Does that include +2 from Shield of Faith as a bonus action on the first round of combat? ;-)

  8. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    You can double-click to run! Took me a couple of hours to realise that myself... One of the first things I did in the game was to try to throw a ball in a ball game I interrupted. I failed the...

    You can double-click to run! Took me a couple of hours to realise that myself...

    One of the first things I did in the game was to try to throw a ball in a ball game I interrupted. I failed the throw, and it demoralised my character so badly that he had a mental breakdown, quit his job as a cop, and became homeless. Game over. Load latest save slot. I found it rather amusing. :-)

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I'm greatly enjoying Disco Elysium. It's a clever blend of point-and-click adventure game and RPG, the writing is great (mostly), and it looks gorgeous.

    I'm greatly enjoying Disco Elysium. It's a clever blend of point-and-click adventure game and RPG, the writing is great (mostly), and it looks gorgeous.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I haven't tried playing all the classes yet, but of those I have played (bard/fighter/paladin/monk) I found paladin to be the most fun. Mine was a halfling with the protection fighting style,...

    Paladin is such a fun, versatile class in this edition.

    I haven't tried playing all the classes yet, but of those I have played (bard/fighter/paladin/monk) I found paladin to be the most fun. Mine was a halfling with the protection fighting style, nicknamed "The Wall". He may have just been 3 feet tall, but he didn't let anyone pass.

    Which fighting style and oath did you pick?

    1 vote
  11. Comment on "If you like _____, you might also like _____." - Music recommendation game in ~music

  12. Comment on The math for Warren’s health-care plan adds up if you accept its ludicrous premise in ~finance

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    It's convenient to have a tag for the 2020 US election, but I'm not sure I like "2020 us presidential election". How about something like elections.usa.2020? Or more general...

    It's convenient to have a tag for the 2020 US election, but I'm not sure I like "2020 us presidential election". How about something like elections.usa.2020? Or more general elections.usa.presidential?

    Maybe there's been some discussion about this before that I've missed.

    12 votes
  13. Comment on What are your favorite genres/themes of music? in ~music

  14. Comment on What's your favorite track from Africa? in ~music

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    Oh, I didn't know Goldfish are from Africa. They're pretty big in the electro-swing community.

    Oh, I didn't know Goldfish are from Africa. They're pretty big in the electro-swing community.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on What are your favorite genres/themes of music? in ~music

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    Prog metal here as well, though I lean towards the softer end. Haken is my favourite band, and lately I've been listening to Ayreon a lot. Tool is about as hard as I go.

    Prog metal here as well, though I lean towards the softer end. Haken is my favourite band, and lately I've been listening to Ayreon a lot. Tool is about as hard as I go.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on What's your favorite track from Africa? in ~music

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    A few, though the song titles elude me. I usually listen to their albums start to finish, so I'll notice a few of the songs are in Arabic, but I don't catch their names.

    A few, though the song titles elude me. I usually listen to their albums start to finish, so I'll notice a few of the songs are in Arabic, but I don't catch their names.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on What's your favorite track from Africa? in ~music

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

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    Oh hey, me too! Well, I have the X, not the XA2. As for the rest of OP's questions: I paid up front, €250 or so, can't recall the exact price - plus €50 for a Sailfish license. Nah, I'm very happy...

    Oh hey, me too! Well, I have the X, not the XA2.

    As for the rest of OP's questions:

    Did you finance it?

    I paid up front, €250 or so, can't recall the exact price - plus €50 for a Sailfish license.

    Are you looking to upgrade?

    Nah, I'm very happy with it. I do have a backup Android phone though, a Honor 6 which is starting to show its age. I'm considering getting a Fairphone 3 as a replacement backup phone when it becomes available. It's not good value for money (unless you're planning to keep repairing it when it breaks down), but I can afford to pay extra for a good cause.

    What features are the most important to you?

    There are trade-offs with using an obscure OS. It lacks many of the features Android and iOS have, but it does have some neat features of its own. I like the gesture navigation, the start screen app cards, and the atmospheres.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on Ленинград — Кольщик (Leningrad - Kolshik) in ~music

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    I believe Fish was the first of their songs I heard, when that video went somewhat viral some years back. :-) Kolshik made the news here in Norway this week for passing 20 million views. I'm glad...

    I believe Fish was the first of their songs I heard, when that video went somewhat viral some years back. :-)

    Kolshik made the news here in Norway this week for passing 20 million views. I'm glad to see the band getting some amount of international fame.

    1 vote