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  1. Comment on How do you organize your bookmarks? in ~tech

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    I use Pocket + Tags. Mainly so that they sync across all of my devices. A nice bonus is that I can assign multiple tags to a single item. URLs I think I might bookmark later, but haven't finished...

    I use Pocket + Tags. Mainly so that they sync across all of my devices. A nice bonus is that I can assign multiple tags to a single item. URLs I think I might bookmark later, but haven't finished reading yet are added to the list. Once I've decided to keep it as a bookmark I archive it.
    I barely use bookmarks for day to day browsing though - most of that happens via clickign links or auto complete in the URL bar

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Does an author's identity, personal experiences, or beliefs impact your appreciation for their work? in ~books

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    Sometimes. Depends on how much their views are visible in the book though. I try to keep it out, but e.g. I can barely read Tom Clancy's novels for that reason

    Sometimes. Depends on how much their views are visible in the book though. I try to keep it out, but e.g. I can barely read Tom Clancy's novels for that reason

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Meal kit delivery services like Blue Apron have an overall smaller carbon footprint than grocery shopping because of less food waste and a more streamlined supply chain. in ~science

    aymm Link Parent
    Yeah, when I lived alone a couple years back I really struggled with that. My freezer was tiny, so that wasn't much of an option too.

    Yeah, when I lived alone a couple years back I really struggled with that. My freezer was tiny, so that wasn't much of an option too.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Lots of Deadmau5 and other minimal electronica for a change. Mostly old songs though

    Lots of Deadmau5 and other minimal electronica for a change. Mostly old songs though

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Chromium-based preview builds of Microsoft Edge are now available for Windows 10 in ~tech

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    Exactly. They took away their Fluent Design language which they used in Edge. So I'm hoping that they add it back in

    Exactly. They took away their Fluent Design language which they used in Edge. So I'm hoping that they add it back in

  6. Comment on Chromium-based preview builds of Microsoft Edge are now available for Windows 10 in ~tech

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    I really hope that they add their Fluent Design back in. I love the looks of "regular" Edge

    I really hope that they add their Fluent Design back in. I love the looks of "regular" Edge

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Tildistas, do you read or have you read any webcomics? in ~talk

  8. Comment on Should harder games have "Easy modes"? in ~games

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    If it's optional? Absolutely! It helps more people enjoying the game who might not otherwise, and doesn't take away anything from anyone else. Obviously, if the only selling point of the game is...

    If it's optional? Absolutely! It helps more people enjoying the game who might not otherwise, and doesn't take away anything from anyone else. Obviously, if the only selling point of the game is "being hard" you're into trouble.

    I also understand, that adding an easy mode eats up resources and development time, so it's not an automatic "add it" for every game. But it should be considered by the studio if the effort is worth it

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Europe’s controversial overhaul of online copyright receives final approval in ~tech

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    As little as I like the SPD, I was very impressed with their votign behaviour for this one. I did not expect them to actually hold up to their word

    As little as I like the SPD, I was very impressed with their votign behaviour for this one. I did not expect them to actually hold up to their word

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Swift 5 Released in ~comp

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    Biggest changes: ABI Stability String reimplemented with UTF-8 encoding Improved support for raw text in string literals Result and SIMD vector types added to the Standard Library Enhancements to...

    Biggest changes:

    • ABI Stability
    • String reimplemented with UTF-8 encoding
    • Improved support for raw text in string literals
    • Result and SIMD vector types added to the Standard Library
    • Enhancements to String interpolation, adding more flexibility to construct text from data
    5 votes
  11. Comment on This week's album and EP releases in ~music

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    A couple weeks back I saw that Battle Beast got confirmed for a festival I'm going to. Having heard the name before, but not knowing much about them I gave them a listen. Been looking forward to...

    A couple weeks back I saw that Battle Beast got confirmed for a festival I'm going to. Having heard the name before, but not knowing much about them I gave them a listen. Been looking forward to "No More Hollywood Endings" since then, and it did turn out pretty good!

    1 vote
  12. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    Played it durign their free-alpha weekend. It was pretty fun, but had some issues (which I think will be ironed out in the future)

    Played it durign their free-alpha weekend. It was pretty fun, but had some issues (which I think will be ironed out in the future)

    3 votes
  13. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

    aymm Link Parent
    That's what I thought too. I didn't get around to playing it as much as I wanted to that weekend, and I guess I made some early game mistakes in trying to play it like Factorio, but it still...

    That's what I thought too. I didn't get around to playing it as much as I wanted to that weekend, and I guess I made some early game mistakes in trying to play it like Factorio, but it still seemed fun. Satisfactory had some interesting ideas though

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Apple introduces second generation AirPods, with Hey Siri, H1 audio chip, & wireless charging in ~tech

    aymm Link Parent
    I've had mine for a little over a year now. It's not too bad, but I went from needing to charge the case once a week to every 5 days. I usually don't listen longer than 2 or 2.5h at once, but I...

    I've had mine for a little over a year now. It's not too bad, but I went from needing to charge the case once a week to every 5 days. I usually don't listen longer than 2 or 2.5h at once, but I did notice that their battery indicator is starting to show lower values. When I first got them, I'd have maybe 40-50% left after a 2.5h session. Now it's more on the line of 30-40%.

    It's not bothering me now, but I don't want to replace my expensive headphones every 2 years due to their battery

    2 votes
  15. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    Same thing happened with Satisfactory. I was going to be a day one customer for that. Now I'll just keep playing Factorio until Satisfactory shows up on Steam, or even better, on GOG

    Same thing happened with Satisfactory. I was going to be a day one customer for that. Now I'll just keep playing Factorio until Satisfactory shows up on Steam, or even better, on GOG

    9 votes
  16. Comment on Apple introduces second generation AirPods, with Hey Siri, H1 audio chip, & wireless charging in ~tech

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    Looks like a decent upgrade. I'll keep my first gen. To me, the biggest problem with AirPods is still the battery degradation over time, paired with the fact that you can't replace the batteries...

    Looks like a decent upgrade. I'll keep my first gen. To me, the biggest problem with AirPods is still the battery degradation over time, paired with the fact that you can't replace the batteries in them

    6 votes
  17. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

    aymm Link
    Not much to be honest. Mostly Battlebeast and Epica

    Not much to be honest. Mostly Battlebeast and Epica

  18. Comment on r/Piracy receives official warning from Reddit Legal about 74 copyright infringements in ~tech

    aymm Link Parent
    I think they have too heavily turned into the direction of pleasing shareholders and being advertising friendly :/

    I think they have too heavily turned into the direction of pleasing shareholders and being advertising friendly :/

    2 votes
  19. Comment on What are you reading these days? #15 in ~books

    aymm Link Parent
    Watchmen is great, I read it last year after my housemate recommended it to me. The movie is also a decent adaptation

    Watchmen is great, I read it last year after my housemate recommended it to me. The movie is also a decent adaptation