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  1. Comment on What are some lifehacks you would recommend? in ~life

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    I wish I could do this, but nearly all of my local utility-type bills will only send me an email notification that my bill is ready. They won't say how much it is without me logging in or...

    Personally, I receive all of my bill statements via email.

    I wish I could do this, but nearly all of my local utility-type bills will only send me an email notification that my bill is ready. They won't say how much it is without me logging in or receiving a statement in the mail. I just have a calendar notification setup to go through everything once a month even though a few of the bills have automatic payments.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on What are some lifehacks you would recommend? in ~life

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    You are so right. I have a calendar reminder every month to go through my bills, and the variable bills are not set for automatic payment.

    You are so right. I have a calendar reminder every month to go through my bills, and the variable bills are not set for automatic payment.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What are some lifehacks you would recommend? in ~life

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    This is like a corollary of the Steve Jobs lifehack where he would wear the same outfit every day to avoid wasting time on trivial things.

    This is like a corollary of the Steve Jobs lifehack where he would wear the same outfit every day to avoid wasting time on trivial things.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What are some lifehacks you would recommend? in ~life

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    Ooooo I have a good one! Sitting at the bar of a restaurant when you have a party of 2 in order to skip a long wait. Having children seriously throws a wrench in this lifehack though.

    Ooooo I have a good one! Sitting at the bar of a restaurant when you have a party of 2 in order to skip a long wait. Having children seriously throws a wrench in this lifehack though.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What are some lifehacks you would recommend? in ~life

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    I have one of these because we wanted a phone line tied to a physical address for emergency purposes but without paying a telecom too much for it. The rate is $25/year with Anveo plus the upfront...

    I have one of these because we wanted a phone line tied to a physical address for emergency purposes but without paying a telecom too much for it. The rate is $25/year with Anveo plus the upfront cost of hardware. We would have been paying nearly that much per month for a landline through a telecom.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Democratic Debate #2 Thread (Night 1) in ~news

  7. Comment on Democratic Debate #2 Thread (Night 1) in ~news

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    Working in the “healthcare business”. Oxymoronic.

    Working in the “healthcare business”. Oxymoronic.

    9 votes
  8. Comment on What advice or wisdom would you give to someone 10 years younger than you? in ~life

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    It is a Black Box G1W-H, but I think they've discontinued that model. I'm not really in love with it, I just have no reason to buy a new one when it serves its purpose alright.

    It is a Black Box G1W-H, but I think they've discontinued that model. I'm not really in love with it, I just have no reason to buy a new one when it serves its purpose alright.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What advice or wisdom would you give to someone 10 years younger than you? in ~life

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    A dash cam wouldn't hurt either. I got one about 4 years ago.

    Understand your insurance, and be ready in the event that you need it. If you drive a lot, have a checklist in the car of things to do after an accident. Just consider having preparations in place for if shit ever hits the fan; you will thank yourself in those moments for having taken care of most of the work.

    A dash cam wouldn't hurt either. I got one about 4 years ago.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on What advice or wisdom would you give to someone 10 years younger than you? in ~life

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    Maintenance is the name of the game. Just like any piece of equipment, your body needs regular maintenance as well.

    Maintenance is the name of the game. Just like any piece of equipment, your body needs regular maintenance as well.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on What was the most fulfilling thing you did this month? in ~talk

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    I moved into my new office at work (thanks to a promotion) and got to decorate and hang all my certifications, diplomas, etc. on the walls. My wife and son went with me last Saturday to do all that.

    I moved into my new office at work (thanks to a promotion) and got to decorate and hang all my certifications, diplomas, etc. on the walls. My wife and son went with me last Saturday to do all that.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Pro-Trump Republican aiming to unseat Ilhan Omar charged with felony theft in ~news

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    Projection has defined the last few years of American politics to me.

    Projection has defined the last few years of American politics to me.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Motion Smoothing Is Ruining Cinema in ~tech

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    My in-laws have a smart TV, and I got them a Roku stick for Christmas last year because of how terrible the smart TV apps and UI are.

    My in-laws have a smart TV, and I got them a Roku stick for Christmas last year because of how terrible the smart TV apps and UI are.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Official Trailer) in ~movies

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    I've recommended that documentary to anyone who will listen. My son and I still watch Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood on the reg.

    I've recommended that documentary to anyone who will listen. My son and I still watch Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood on the reg.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on Tycho - Into the Woods in ~music

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    Tycho is the #1 work music hands down. I’ll be curious to see how vocals are in this album since I do find singing distracting at times during certain tasks. I have gotten to hang out with Scott a...

    Tycho is the #1 work music hands down. I’ll be curious to see how vocals are in this album since I do find singing distracting at times during certain tasks.

    I have gotten to hang out with Scott a couple times though, once in 2011 and again in 2013. So happy to see where his career has gone.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Microsoft Teams is now officially bigger than Slack in ~tech

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    I quite enjoy Teams as my workplace chat. We've been on it the last 10 months. I've also used Slack and IRC (and Skype, Jabber, Shoretel, Lotus Notes chat, etc.) for various groups, and Teams just...

    I quite enjoy Teams as my workplace chat. We've been on it the last 10 months. I've also used Slack and IRC (and Skype, Jabber, Shoretel, Lotus Notes chat, etc.) for various groups, and Teams just feels right for a workplace setting. More formal than Slack and integrates with all the MS Office suite apps, which are what I use most for my job.

    We actually use the video chat almost daily with Teams. I thought I would hate being on video, but now I'm comfortable seeing my co-workers in another office and feel I connect better with them. It's become second nature. That's my piece at least.

    12 votes
  17. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    It was a beautiful wedding. Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, CO. We stayed in Winter Park and loved exploring there. I can give you more detail about our trip if you’d like - it was Winter Park...

    It was a beautiful wedding. Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, CO. We stayed in Winter Park and loved exploring there. I can give you more detail about our trip if you’d like - it was Winter Park -> Boulder -> Denver. I live in the Appalachians though and would say we have more tree-covered mountain landscape than Colorado. Just depends on what exactly you’re looking for.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Beyond Meat has hit the ‘short-squeeze trifecta’ as borrow fees keep soaring in ~news

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    Do most short contracts have a fixed maturity date? How is the term usually structured?

    Maybe Acme was the next Amazon and soon those shares will be worth hundreds or thousands of dollars. I'm going to be out on the street and Steve is going to send some goons by break my legs.

    Do most short contracts have a fixed maturity date? How is the term usually structured?

    6 votes
  19. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I’m going to our local soccer club’s game on Saturday then walking 18 holes of golf super early by myself Sunday. Just watching the USWNT game against France this afternoon and eating at our fave...

    I’m going to our local soccer club’s game on Saturday then walking 18 holes of golf super early by myself Sunday. Just watching the USWNT game against France this afternoon and eating at our fave hole in the wall Mexican place for an early din. The US is up 1-0 as of this message! On Fox if you’re US.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Reddit has quarantined /r/The_Donald in ~tech

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    At one point, you could report any post on T_D, and it would be immediately removed until a mod manually approved it again. It worked the last time I tried it months ago. Not sure why they had the...

    At one point, you could report any post on T_D, and it would be immediately removed until a mod manually approved it again. It worked the last time I tried it months ago. Not sure why they had the auto-removal report threshold so low.

    1 vote