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  1. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Haven't read attack on Titans for quite some time. Currently reading it again from the beginning.

    Haven't read attack on Titans for quite some time. Currently reading it again from the beginning.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Let's talk: Wallets/Purses/etc in ~talk

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    I need a slim wallet that can hold quite a number of cards and I've found slimfold wallet to be perfect for me. Right now I'm carrying 11 cards (I know, I know) and a DIY card that I made to hold...

    I need a slim wallet that can hold quite a number of cards and I've found slimfold wallet to be perfect for me.

    Right now I'm carrying 11 cards (I know, I know) and a DIY card that I made to hold my key. The wallet maintains a slim profile by having 2 columns for cards on each side.

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

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    Firefox. On desktop, the tree style tab extension is just too good. On mobile, I use the new Firefox preview and liking it a lot.

    Firefox. On desktop, the tree style tab extension is just too good.

    On mobile, I use the new Firefox preview and liking it a lot.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Introducing Basecamp Personal - A completely free Basecamp plan designed specifically for freelancers, students, families, and personal projects in ~tech

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    Awesome news, will definitely try it out.

    Awesome news, will definitely try it out.

  5. Comment on What did Google Reader offer back in the day? in ~tech

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    Try Feedbin or BazQux reader, they can fetch full articles right from the reader.

    Try Feedbin or BazQux reader, they can fetch full articles right from the reader.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What did Google Reader offer back in the day? in ~tech

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    Google reader was popular because it was free and just works. But I personally find that modern rss reader is already better than Google reader used to be. I used to use Feedbin (still have active...

    Google reader was popular because it was free and just works.

    But I personally find that modern rss reader is already better than Google reader used to be.

    I used to use Feedbin (still have active subscription until December), bit I'm slowly migrating to BazQux reader. It looks great and can fetch full content right from the reader which is very important for me.

    The issue is that newer websites tend to not have rss feeds anymore.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Ip Man 4 Trailer in ~movies

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    I agree, it's almost like watching a superhero movie. You know he'll win, but you still want to see the fights.

    I agree, it's almost like watching a superhero movie. You know he'll win, but you still want to see the fights.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Cool, I'll probably try to catch up reading it soon.

    Cool, I'll probably try to catch up reading it soon.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Is it about to end? I haven't been following it for quite some time.

    Is it about to end? I haven't been following it for quite some time.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I just found out about Spy X Family. Pretty cool and funny manga about a spy who has to suddenly form a family to accomplish his mission.

    I just found out about Spy X Family. Pretty cool and funny manga about a spy who has to suddenly form a family to accomplish his mission.

    2 votes
  11. Watch enthusiasts

    Hi, I wonder if there are people here likes to collect watches. If so, please share about the watch that you're wearing right now, or maybe your watch collection. As for me, I own a few of Seiko...

    Hi, I wonder if there are people here likes to collect watches. If so, please share about the watch that you're wearing right now, or maybe your watch collection.

    As for me, I own a few of Seiko mechanical watches (SNK809, SKX013, and the SARB017), and a couple of Casio digital watches (Casio Royale and W217H)

    Lately I'm starting to appreciate quartz watches even more and I'm starting to look at vintage Seiko and Citizen quartz watches.

    13 votes
  12. Comment on What's a question you're hesitant or afraid to ask? in ~talk

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    I'm truly sorry to hear that. I personally lost my father to cancer a few years ago. This might not be about soldiering on, but for us, after a certain amount of time, we accepted the reality and...

    I'm truly sorry to hear that.

    I personally lost my father to cancer a few years ago.

    This might not be about soldiering on, but for us, after a certain amount of time, we accepted the reality and became willing to let him go rather than prolong his suffering.

    When he finally passed, it truly sucked, but it kinda helped to focus on the living (my mom, my sister)

    Please don't forget to take care of yourself as well. All I can say is that time will make the pain duller over time.

    Here's a reddit comment that I save on my phone and still read from time to time:

    Alright, here goes. I'm old. What that means is that I've survived (so far) and a lot of people I've known and loved did not. I've lost friends, best friends, acquaintances, co-workers, grandparents, mom, relatives, teachers, mentors, students, neighbors, and a host of other folks. I have no children, and I can't imagine the pain it must be to lose a child. But here's my two cents.

    I wish I could say you get used to people dying. I never did. I don't want to. It tears a hole through me whenever somebody I love dies, no matter the circumstances. But I don't want it to "not matter". I don't want it to be something that just passes. My scars are a testament to the love and the relationship that I had for and with that person. And if the scar is deep, so was the love. So be it. Scars are a testament to life. Scars are a testament that I can love deeply and live deeply and be cut, or even gouged, and that I can heal and continue to live and continue to love. And the scar tissue is stronger than the original flesh ever was. Scars are a testament to life. Scars are only ugly to people who can't see.

    As for grief, you'll find it comes in waves. When the ship is first wrecked, you're drowning, with wreckage all around you. Everything floating around you reminds you of the beauty and the magnificence of the ship that was, and is no more. And all you can do is float. You find some piece of the wreckage and you hang on for a while. Maybe it's some physical thing. Maybe it's a happy memory or a photograph. Maybe it's a person who is also floating. For a while, all you can do is float. Stay alive.

    In the beginning, the waves are 100 feet tall and crash over you without mercy. They come 10 seconds apart and don't even give you time to catch your breath. All you can do is hang on and float. After a while, maybe weeks, maybe months, you'll find the waves are still 100 feet tall, but they come further apart. When they come, they still crash all over you and wipe you out. But in between, you can breathe, you can function. You never know what's going to trigger the grief. It might be a song, a picture, a street intersection, the smell of a cup of coffee. It can be just about anything...and the wave comes crashing. But in between waves, there is life.

    Somewhere down the line, and it's different for everybody, you find that the waves are only 80 feet tall. Or 50 feet tall. And while they still come, they come further apart. You can see them coming. An anniversary, a birthday, or Christmas, or landing at O'Hare. You can see it coming, for the most part, and prepare yourself. And when it washes over you, you know that somehow you will, again, come out the other side. Soaking wet, sputtering, still hanging on to some tiny piece of the wreckage, but you'll come out.

    Take it from an old guy. The waves never stop coming, and somehow you don't really want them to. But you learn that you'll survive them. And other waves will come. And you'll survive them too. If you're lucky, you'll have lots of scars from lots of loves. And lots of shipwrecks.

    10 votes
  13. Comment on Gundam Creator Yoshiyuki Tomino Criticizes Makoto Shinkai Works For Lack of Sexual Intimacy in ~anime

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    Eh, I think the market is big enough to have both types.

    Eh, I think the market is big enough to have both types.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Google to acquire Fitbit for $2.1 billion in ~tech

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    I do know that one :D But I wanted something a little bigger, so I bought the newer W217h

    I do know that one :D

    But I wanted something a little bigger, so I bought the newer W217h

  15. Comment on Let's talk bags in ~talk

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    You guys are really passionate about bags haha My everyday backpack is Timbuk2 division What I bring everyday are my laptop, smaller bags for all my chargers and cables, my headphones, an...

    You guys are really passionate about bags haha

    My everyday backpack is Timbuk2 division

    What I bring everyday are my laptop, smaller bags for all my chargers and cables, my headphones, an extension cord, an umbrella, and one water bottle.

    For travelling, I've been trying to only bring one bag. Right now I use Osprey Porter 46, but I've been thinking of buying the new Osprey Farpoint Wheeled backpack 36.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Diablo IV announced at Blizzcon 2019 in ~games

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    At least it's not a loot shooter.

    At least it's not a loot shooter.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Why is dark mode such a big deal? in ~tech

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    Back when I started reading ebooks on a PDA, I've always found that light grey text on dark background is much more soothing for my eyes. Dark mode is also great for using apps at night. But I...

    Back when I started reading ebooks on a PDA, I've always found that light grey text on dark background is much more soothing for my eyes.

    Dark mode is also great for using apps at night.

    But I understand that not all people like dark mode, like my wife.

    10 votes
  18. Comment on Google to acquire Fitbit for $2.1 billion in ~tech

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    When Moto 360 first came out, I was so excited. But after using it for a few months, I decided that a mechanical or high end quartz watches are better for me. Watches actually become my hobby now....

    When Moto 360 first came out, I was so excited. But after using it for a few months, I decided that a mechanical or high end quartz watches are better for me. Watches actually become my hobby now. I love my Seikos and Citizens.

    I don't think wearable is for me right now.

    2 votes