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

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    Been playing a lot of World of Warships and a little bit of Minecraft since the urge has returned seeing the new season of Hermitcraft, which is always fun to throw up on a second monitor and...

    Been playing a lot of World of Warships and a little bit of Minecraft since the urge has returned seeing the new season of Hermitcraft, which is always fun to throw up on a second monitor and passively watch.

    Hoped I'd be interested in Animal Crossing but watching on Twitch I don't think I'd be able to play in long term... I guess I was hoping for more like Stardew Valley, but was misinformed.

    Been saving a surprising amount of money being stuck home 24/7 and still working in a fairly essential field, so I've put together a new PC build to buy once the world becomes a more normal place.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8Gqq7T for anyone interested. Just threw it together so haven't done a huge amount of research so a lot will probably change. Will be a welcome upgrade from an FX-6300/R9 380 !!!

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Disney+ will launch with support for Apple TV, Android, iOS, Roku, PS4, Xbox One, and more in ~tech

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    No Fire TV support hurts... I'd have gone with the bundle for sure if i could get Disney+ on my FireTV. I'm wayyy too dependent on those with one on every TV I own as well as echos in every room.

    No Fire TV support hurts... I'd have gone with the bundle for sure if i could get Disney+ on my FireTV.

    I'm wayyy too dependent on those with one on every TV I own as well as echos in every room.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Valentine's day in ~talk

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    My girlfriend and I are not doing anything tonight. I work at 11pm so she has a 'galentines' day set up with a few of her friends going out to do trivia. Tomorrow we are doing surf and turf and...

    My girlfriend and I are not doing anything tonight. I work at 11pm so she has a 'galentines' day set up with a few of her friends going out to do trivia. Tomorrow we are doing surf and turf and drinking a lot for our vday. Pretty much a normal weekend except the wine cost 18 dollars instead of 9 dollars for tomorrow ;)

    3 votes
  4. Comment on ‘The Division 2’ Coming to Epic Games Store, Pulled From Steam in ~games

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    They will all remain on uPlay, launching Division 1 on Steam still launched through uPlay. Moving to Epic will likely just cut out the middle man for most people (including me) and will just...

    They will all remain on uPlay, launching Division 1 on Steam still launched through uPlay. Moving to Epic will likely just cut out the middle man for most people (including me) and will just purchase and run it with only uPlay.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Effective alarm clock for Android that doesn't spy on you or need 25 permissions? in ~tech

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    I had the same problem with disabling alarms and going right back to sleep for years, it wasn't until I bought a super cheap alarm clock and placed it in a spot in the room that I have to get out...

    I had the same problem with disabling alarms and going right back to sleep for years, it wasn't until I bought a super cheap alarm clock and placed it in a spot in the room that I have to get out of bed to turn the alarm off that I finally started consistently getting up for my alarms, can't think of a single time I've turned it off and got back into bed after the alarm since i got it. Obviously might not fit your needs but for that specific problem I'd suggest a separate alarm clock.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on What is your plan for self-growth in the new year? in ~life

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    2018 was quite possibly the worst year of my life.. This year I was pretty severely depressed as I was between jobs until May after moving across the country in January and short on money and had...

    2018 was quite possibly the worst year of my life.. This year I was pretty severely depressed as I was between jobs until May after moving across the country in January and short on money and had to rack up a substantial amount of credit card debt, and just when I finally got into a good rhythm with my new job and was getting back on track my wife left me mid October... that was a long time coming and it's a fairly clean split, but still sucked and was a wake up call.

    Since then I've decided to turn my life around, spend a lot less time online as is apparent in my tildes/reddit posting habits, trying to get out more in my new city and just trying to do something each day to make me feel like I'm heading in the right direction.

    I'll have a new apartment in about a month which is really needed as I'm currently in a half empty 2 bedroom and it's depressing, job is going really well. I don't weigh myself but I've tightened my belt 4 notches since my wife left and look and feel better than I have in years. I'm only 26 so I'll spend a good bit of 2019 dating probably as I definitely feel like I'm in the right state of mind to put myself back out there. For the most part I've just been eating better and walking a lot around work but soon I'm going to head back to the gym and do some real work. I got a state park pass for 2019 that I intend to use the hell out of when the weather gets a bit nicer. Overall my plan for self growth in 2019 is to just keep it one day at a time, not putting things off as much as I have been!

    6 votes
  7. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    Yes, such high quality discussion like whether or not we should say one word vs another for the dozenth time!

    Yes, such high quality discussion like whether or not we should say one word vs another for the dozenth time!

    15 votes
  8. Comment on Photo of More Than 60 Students Giving Apparent Nazi Salute Is Being Investigated in ~news

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    Saw the Wisconsin and High School tag and was worried it would have been my old highschool lol. Not surprising coming from Baraboo or any other Wisconsin highschool outside of...

    Saw the Wisconsin and High School tag and was worried it would have been my old highschool lol.

    Not surprising coming from Baraboo or any other Wisconsin highschool outside of Madison/Milwaukee/Green Bay metro areas, honestly the most of the people there have maybe one or two minorities in their school class and god knows what their parents teach them. Rural Wisconsin might as well be the old south... I live in South Carolina now and have seen less racism here, which surprised me.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    I'm also married, but separated. It's hardly an edge case these days

    I'm also married, but separated. It's hardly an edge case these days

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What are you typing on? in ~tech

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    I had a 1200 dollar PC with a 10 dollar amazon basics keyboard and mouse for the longest time.

    I had a 1200 dollar PC with a 10 dollar amazon basics keyboard and mouse for the longest time.

    1 vote
  11. Anybody here play Hearthstone? Have tips for someone getting into it?

    I downloaded HS yesterday as I got the itch to play some card games and it seems like a good place to start. I've been following newbie guides I found on /r/hearthstone and have just unlocked all...

    I downloaded HS yesterday as I got the itch to play some card games and it seems like a good place to start. I've been following newbie guides I found on /r/hearthstone and have just unlocked all heros and played one play now (and won very surprisingly)

    Just curious if people have some advice about starting out/playing or what 'path' to take. I tend to stick to as much solo content as possible in card games before I jump into the PVP side and have a sort of policy of not spending money on games like this before I put in a significant amount of hours and don't get burnt out.

    All of this because I've been watching a ton of Magic: Arena on twitch lately as my favorite streamer has gotten addicted (richard_hammer btw)... and figured magic might be a bit overwhelming.

    7 votes
  12. Comment on What are you typing on? in ~tech

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    Same here with a pok3r with browns. I have the backlit version. My first mechanical keyboard and will be the one I use until it dies

    Same here with a pok3r with browns. I have the backlit version. My first mechanical keyboard and will be the one I use until it dies

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Tildes, are you just waking up or falling asleep? in ~talk

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    I work rotating shifts so it just so happens that today I'm waking up right now, next week at this time I will be going to sleep at this time. When I'm off work I am most certainly a night own though.

    I work rotating shifts so it just so happens that today I'm waking up right now, next week at this time I will be going to sleep at this time. When I'm off work I am most certainly a night own though.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Minor search update: topic tags are now included in search in ~tildes.official

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    Just earlier today I searched for gizmodo.com to see if domain search worked and had no luck so I'd say domain results for sure should be included, I use domain results to see if a source I have...

    As a specific example, if you search for "youtube.com" or even "youtube", should all link topics from YouTube come up, or only topics that have the word "youtube" somewhere in their title/text/tags?

    Just earlier today I searched for gizmodo.com to see if domain search worked and had no luck so I'd say domain results for sure should be included, I use domain results to see if a source I have is a source that others have submitted as sort of a go/no-go for if I will submit from that domain.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Weekly game discussion 1: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in ~games

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    I never tried titanfall, but have heard great things. I am not sure I'd be interested in the big giant mech suits honestly I just prefer people without vehicles/suits adding to the chaos.

    I never tried titanfall, but have heard great things. I am not sure I'd be interested in the big giant mech suits honestly I just prefer people without vehicles/suits adding to the chaos.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Weekly game discussion 1: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in ~games

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    I haven't picked it up yet, usually wait a few weeks for CoD to iron things out before I jump on it. The only CoD I've gotten significant playtime in since CoD MW3 was Black Ops 3 so I'm hoping...

    I haven't picked it up yet, usually wait a few weeks for CoD to iron things out before I jump on it.

    The only CoD I've gotten significant playtime in since CoD MW3 was Black Ops 3 so I'm hoping this one is right there with it when it comes to online play. I loved Blops 3 and got to like 5th prestige I think and only stoped because work got crazy for me at the time. I just loved the mechanics in BO3 with the sliding and jetpacks and wall running it was a blast and the camo and skins are always fun to grind for me.

    I've never been a huge BR fan so I'm not really all that interested in Blackout but I think its the PUBG killer for sure at least in North America from what I've seen.

    Zombies I've been watching admiralbahroo do the easter egg hunt and it looks great but once again not for me. I've been a CoD player for a while so I'm mostly just interested in the deathmatch type stuff here. Bugs are present but that's par for the course these days for games on release.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on American Truck Simulator: Oregon is published! in ~games

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    Shouldn't be that long of a wait now! https://store.steampowered.com/app/925580/Euro_Truck_Simulator_2__Beyond_the_Baltic_Sea/ http://blog.scssoft.com/2018/09/saint-petersburg.html SCS is super...

    Shouldn't be that long of a wait now!

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/925580/Euro_Truck_Simulator_2__Beyond_the_Baltic_Sea/

    http://blog.scssoft.com/2018/09/saint-petersburg.html

    SCS is super annoying in that they wait until just before they release to announce a date but Baltics are very near I think.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Similar to what you might see on ~tv for example, would anyone here be interested in a weekly or biweekly game discussion? in ~games.tabletop

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    I'm interested, I was just thinking about doing the same thing on ~games earlier today, almost started a "what are you playing this week" thread. Always like to get recommendations here.

    I'm interested, I was just thinking about doing the same thing on ~games earlier today, almost started a "what are you playing this week" thread. Always like to get recommendations here.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Netflix knocks out ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’, no season 3 for martial arts series in ~tv

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    I fear this fate for all of the Marvel series on Netflix... While the others already have new seasons in the works I have a feeling with Disney's streaming service coming these shows might die in...

    I fear this fate for all of the Marvel series on Netflix... While the others already have new seasons in the works I have a feeling with Disney's streaming service coming these shows might die in the crossfire, which is a shame as I've been a fan of them all.

    I do admit if any had to be canned, Iron Fist was the easy choice for the one to kill. It was pretty bad and almost cringy at times with the writing and the acting and seems like another defenders is probably out of the question now.

    It's been a good run but I think all of them have gone on a good amount of time once their season 3s are all out, hopefully the Punisher doesn't go anywhere though... that is a great show that's only just getting started.

    7 votes