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  1. Comment on Apple’s iPhone 14 event: The nine biggest announcements in ~tech

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    I just got a 13 Pro and my partner is in dire need of an upgrade, but I'm wondering if we should just go for another 13 Pro and call it a day. Having a 48MP vs 12MP main camera seems like a big...

    I just got a 13 Pro and my partner is in dire need of an upgrade, but I'm wondering if we should just go for another 13 Pro and call it a day. Having a 48MP vs 12MP main camera seems like a big upgrade, but I haven't seen any detailed reviews yet on whether that would actually make a difference worth going for! We have a reason to take lots of photos at the moment (new kiddo), so I'm waiting for an authoritative review if possible...

    3 votes
  2. Comment on What’s a subculture you’re part of, and what insights can you give to outsiders about it? in ~talk

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    I need to better understand the furry subculture bc a family member recently told me he's into it now. I tried asking questions but didn't get very far as he's not the most talkative person! He...

    I need to better understand the furry subculture bc a family member recently told me he's into it now. I tried asking questions but didn't get very far as he's not the most talkative person! He has an elaborate costume (fursonality?) and everything, and has been going to cons recently. Is there a major overlap between gay/BDSM and furry subcultures, for example? I have no idea.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Even the 2008 bubble bursting didn't lower house prices in the areas I'm looking by more than ~1% or so. Political decisions made here by home owners have made it next to impossible to have a...

    Even the 2008 bubble bursting didn't lower house prices in the areas I'm looking by more than ~1% or so. Political decisions made here by home owners have made it next to impossible to have a bubble bursting have an actual effect on prices because there's never enough supply to go around. I know you're right generally speaking, but this area is different from all evidence I have

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

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    Oooh will give this a shot.

    Oooh will give this a shot.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I've been renting for >15 years now and we're old enough to want to start building equity. I wasn't gungho on kids but we're going for it now and I want to build a future for them with a stable...

    I've been renting for >15 years now and we're old enough to want to start building equity. I wasn't gungho on kids but we're going for it now and I want to build a future for them with a stable community. I've been saving as much as possible all that time and it still isn't enough to buy something.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Looked at more open houses in the Bay Area and having a minor meltdown feeling like I can never put down roots here. My partner and I are expecting in a few months and it's just impossible to...

    Looked at more open houses in the Bay Area and having a minor meltdown feeling like I can never put down roots here. My partner and I are expecting in a few months and it's just impossible to afford a home around here. Yes, we could move to the middle of nowhere, but our jobs wouldn't let us do that at the moment. We want to stay here and we actually do quite well, all things considered, but when houses are going for 150% over asking (all cash!) routinely and now with interest rates rising, we just are feeling so overwhelmed. We're thinking about bidding on something this week and the amount we'd need to offer just feels insane when I have family where I grew up buying more house for 1/8th the cost. And it's not even that nice of a place!

    Sorry, end vent...

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

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    If only my parents hadn't literally thrown away all my old consoles and games.... I'd love to finish Wind Waker

    If only my parents hadn't literally thrown away all my old consoles and games.... I'd love to finish Wind Waker

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

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    I finally snagged Road 96 and I really have enjoyed it! The soundtrack is beautiful and the visuals are pretty nice save for the pop-up trees when you're driving/riding along the road. I've...

    I finally snagged Road 96 and I really have enjoyed it! The soundtrack is beautiful and the visuals are pretty nice save for the pop-up trees when you're driving/riding along the road. I've finished one playthrough and am starting again, this time trying to trigger a different ending. Favorite character is definitely Papa Bear

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

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    I'm reading "The 9.9 Percent: The New Aristocracy That Is Entrenching Inequality and Warping Our Culture" by Matthew Stewart. It's really tough to read as I start to get super stressed out in...

    I'm reading "The 9.9 Percent: The New Aristocracy That Is Entrenching Inequality and Warping Our Culture" by Matthew Stewart. It's really tough to read as I start to get super stressed out in every chapter about the future of this country and my own life as I start looking for a home in which to start my family. I might have to return it to the library before I can finish it because it's in such high demand! Took me 3 months to even get my hands on it after requesting, so I need to get through it somehow...

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Got any new electronics? Tell me about them! in ~tech

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    Yeah I've been trying to find a deal on Zealios but it just isn't possible! U4s/U4Ts are a decent enough substitute for me. I'd love to try the Tangerines (67g I think is best for me...) but also...

    Yeah I've been trying to find a deal on Zealios but it just isn't possible! U4s/U4Ts are a decent enough substitute for me. I'd love to try the Tangerines (67g I think is best for me...) but also haven't seen them available for a while!

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Got any new electronics? Tell me about them! in ~tech

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    I got myself a new keyboard (or two... or actually 6... anyone need one?). Currently using a PLA75 with silenced switches for work and a NK65EE with not silenced tactile switches for non-work...

    I got myself a new keyboard (or two... or actually 6... anyone need one?). Currently using a PLA75 with silenced switches for work and a NK65EE with not silenced tactile switches for non-work things. It's pretty fun to experiment with new switches and the like to see what works best for you.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on What is your favorite game you'll never finish? in ~games

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    Well, it's gonna be Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, because my parents threw away my N64 and all the games I had for it a few years ago... I was on the Spirit Temple in Ocarina and had...

    Well, it's gonna be Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, because my parents threw away my N64 and all the games I had for it a few years ago... I was on the Spirit Temple in Ocarina and had literally done EVERYTHING in Majora except the final boss, but so it goes

    6 votes
  13. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    Just made it on a grill pan in my kitchen and it turned out delicious as usual!

    Just made it on a grill pan in my kitchen and it turned out delicious as usual!

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    I made some blackened fish sandwiches last night and truly love this recipe: https://www.tastingtable.com/686276/blackened-fish-sandwich-recipe-homemade-spice-rub-seamores-nyc/ I do change it up...

    I made some blackened fish sandwiches last night and truly love this recipe:

    https://www.tastingtable.com/686276/blackened-fish-sandwich-recipe-homemade-spice-rub-seamores-nyc/

    I do change it up though and typically skip the aioli, opting just for the avocado spread. I also hate chunky tomatoes on sandwiches, so I skip that and add thin yellow/white onions for some extra veggie goodness. If you can't get bluefish fillets, mahi mahi/tilapia works great, cod is great (though more $$), and even sole works in a pinch.

    I don't eat a lot of steak, but when I do, my goto is this recipe: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/grilled-flank-steak-with-rosemary-731

    It's absolutely crazy delicious and leftovers keep very well. I'm making this tomorrow night once the flank steak I bought a while back defrosts!

    4 votes
  15. Comment on What’s your dream career? in ~talk

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    Probably a voice actor and/or drummer in a rock band. Feel so far away from anything fulfilling atm

    Probably a voice actor and/or drummer in a rock band. Feel so far away from anything fulfilling atm

    3 votes
  16. Comment on How do you manage your digital notes? in ~talk

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    I use OneNote.... ducks

    I use OneNote.... ducks

    4 votes
  17. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    Ooh very nice! I made my first attempt at no-knead bread the other day using a recipe from red star yeast and it turned out super flat and, while edible, not what I'd call a great loaf of bread!...

    Ooh very nice! I made my first attempt at no-knead bread the other day using a recipe from red star yeast and it turned out super flat and, while edible, not what I'd call a great loaf of bread! I'll try this version here next...

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    Yeah, just grabbed one of a cross section I took a couple days ago. Let me know if this works! https://imgur.com/mgRJ5TA

    Yeah, just grabbed one of a cross section I took a couple days ago. Let me know if this works!

    https://imgur.com/mgRJ5TA

    1 vote
  19. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    I've started teaching myself a bit about baking and made this coffee cake with chocolate streusel (https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/coffee-cake-chocolate-streusel) recipe from Bon Appetit this...

    I've started teaching myself a bit about baking and made this coffee cake with chocolate streusel (https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/coffee-cake-chocolate-streusel) recipe from Bon Appetit this weekend. It turned out pretty well, I think, though I personally don't think I like chocolate in a coffee cake and would love to find a more "traditional" coffee cake recipe if anyone has a good one! Since I'm getting used to baking, I had no idea how BIG of a cake it would make, so my partner and I have a lot of eating to do over the next few days before it goes tale!

    1 vote
  20. Comment on All Good Things… (Leaving Mozilla) in ~comp

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    Lots of talented people have headed to Tailscale recently. I still don't know what it is or what it does (trying to learn...) but the amount of talented people heading there surely is a good sign....

    Lots of talented people have headed to Tailscale recently. I still don't know what it is or what it does (trying to learn...) but the amount of talented people heading there surely is a good sign. Good luck!

    5 votes