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  1. Comment on What are your thoughts on the Blloc phone? in ~tech

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    Honestly, it looks awful. It's a phone that defaults to black and white for a bullshit reason, has an icon pack built in that looks neat but obviously can't support every app, so some will stick...

    Honestly, it looks awful. It's a phone that defaults to black and white for a bullshit reason, has an icon pack built in that looks neat but obviously can't support every app, so some will stick out way too much. The "tree" and "grid" look like they'll have the same problem, not supporting all necessary apps. Plus they look a bit poorly designed and not practical. It just feels limiting and pretentious.

    3 votes
  2. I try to be privacy focused. I don't use social media, I use Firefox with adblock and tracker protection, with duck duck go as my search engine. I also pay for proton vpn. My question is, when...

    I try to be privacy focused. I don't use social media, I use Firefox with adblock and tracker protection, with duck duck go as my search engine. I also pay for proton vpn. My question is, when should I use it? I use it when I'm on open networks on my phone, but that's about it. Do you guys run it 24/7 on your computer?

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

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    I've been listening to The Flaming Lips' Embryonic and Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Sex & Food. The flaming lips are one of my favorite bands and I've just really been feeling Embryonic lately,...

    I've been listening to The Flaming Lips' Embryonic and Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Sex & Food.

    The flaming lips are one of my favorite bands and I've just really been feeling Embryonic lately, there isn't much that sounds like it. I think my favorite songs from it right now are The Sparrow Looks up at the Machine and The Ego's Last Stand

    I've recently started listening to UMO and got to see them live this week! The coolest song live was probably American Guilt but just listening to the album I also like Chronos Feasts On His Children and Ministry of Alienation. A lot of people really like Honeybee but it doesn't really do it for me.

  4. Comment on What is something you have done, or not done, that you are still regretting today? in ~talk

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    I was best friends with my cousin growing up, we were the same age, lived close together, and were best friends. A few years ago I moved out of state and started to drift apart from him. I've been...

    I was best friends with my cousin growing up, we were the same age, lived close together, and were best friends. A few years ago I moved out of state and started to drift apart from him. I've been going through depression, but I've been ok.

    I heard from other family that he was having trouble as well, and had dropped out of his out of state college he had a scholarship for to go to a more local community college.

    Two weeks ago he committed suicide, and I hadn't spoken with him for months. I wish I would have called him, I'd been meaning to. Even if it wouldn't have changed anything, our experiences have been similar and a conversation about it would have helped us both.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on The standalone YouTube Gaming app and standalone gaming.youtube.com website have shut down in ~tech

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    I never understood the purpose of YouTube gaming. I've always just watched gaming videos on YouTube.

    I never understood the purpose of YouTube gaming. I've always just watched gaming videos on YouTube.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Mark Zuckerberg: The Internet needs new rules. Let’s start in these four areas. in ~tech

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    This feels like "all the shady and bad stuff isn't our fault, it's the GOVERNMENT'S. If you want better practices protest against them, not us"

    This feels like "all the shady and bad stuff isn't our fault, it's the GOVERNMENT'S. If you want better practices protest against them, not us"

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Valve Index in ~tech

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    I'm glad there's another high end headset coming out now that Oculus is essentially selling windows mixed reality.

    I'm glad there's another high end headset coming out now that Oculus is essentially selling windows mixed reality.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Valve Index in ~tech

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    Yeah that would be great, hopefully valve focuses more on that this time.

    Yeah that would be great, hopefully valve focuses more on that this time.

  9. Comment on Is it a good idea to use an AWS server as a vpn? in ~tech

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    I use a t2.micro and I pay nothing. I do have a student account, though.

    I use a t2.micro and I pay nothing. I do have a student account, though.

    1 vote
  10. I have an amazon server that I use to host my email and my simple website. I'm considering setting a vpn up on it, but I'm not sure if it's worth it. Would my data be as secure as with 3rd party...

    I have an amazon server that I use to host my email and my simple website. I'm considering setting a vpn up on it, but I'm not sure if it's worth it. Would my data be as secure as with 3rd party vpns? Would Amazon see my traffic? It seems like if I go this route, anything that I do could be traced back to me, because the see the ip of my server and than ask amazon who owns it.

    10 votes
  11. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~misc

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    Aren't there other videos on their channel that aren't very accurate, other than the two they mentioned? I've heard that their quantum computing video is full of bullshit.

    Aren't there other videos on their channel that aren't very accurate, other than the two they mentioned? I've heard that their quantum computing video is full of bullshit.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is a tour de force of technology and world building in ~misc

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    As someone who lives in Orlando, maybe this will finally give me a reason to go to a park. I'm usually not into it because it's just not that entertaining to stand in the sun all day for a few...

    As someone who lives in Orlando, maybe this will finally give me a reason to go to a park. I'm usually not into it because it's just not that entertaining to stand in the sun all day for a few minutes of rides, and makes me feel gross and super consumerist, but star wars is my jam, haha.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Apex Legends in ~games

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    All of the buzzwords put together make the best money printing

    All of the buzzwords put together make the best money printing

  14. Comment on Any D&D players on here? in ~games

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    I'm a senior in highschool, and I've been DMing for my friends for about 1.5 months. We're all new to it, but it's a ton of fun. We started with the starter kit adventure (Lost Mines of...

    I'm a senior in highschool, and I've been DMing for my friends for about 1.5 months. We're all new to it, but it's a ton of fun. We started with the starter kit adventure (Lost Mines of Phandelver), and now we're running Waterdeep: Dragon Heist (I'm not yet confident enough to write my own). I have 4 players, two of them telecommuting from 1000 miles away, and we're trying to bring a few more people in. A lot of people say that they're interested in it, and a lot more people than I thought watch D&D videos or listen to podcasts.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Netflix to Stream Evangelion Series, Death & Rebirth, End of Evangelion Films Spring 2019 in ~anime

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    I started watching evangelion a while ago, and I was really surprised that there was literally no way to watch it legally, other than paying out your ass on ebay. It's a great show, and it's great...

    I started watching evangelion a while ago, and I was really surprised that there was literally no way to watch it legally, other than paying out your ass on ebay. It's a great show, and it's great that they're making it more accessible.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What DE and distro do you use and why? in ~comp

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    Everyone craps on unity and says "JUST USE GNOME LOL", but, although they look very similar, unity really did have some nice features that aren't really replicated anywhere else. It sucks when a...

    Everyone craps on unity and says "JUST USE GNOME LOL", but, although they look very similar, unity really did have some nice features that aren't really replicated anywhere else. It sucks when a program you regularly use kicks the bucket.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on For CDC, Shutdown Is No Joke in ~health

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    I'd like to provide a counter anecdote to your's: I live in Florida and no one I know is sick.

    I'd like to provide a counter anecdote to your's: I live in Florida and no one I know is sick.

  18. Comment on What DE and distro do you use and why? in ~comp

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    Hmmmm

    Hot take for a minute, but I hate Gnome.

    Don't get me wrong, I still like Gnome

    Hmmmm

    3 votes