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  1. Comment on The erosion of deep literacy in ~misc

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    I can't put my thoughts down in english as well as you so I will just point out some of the things you wrote that resonated with me. I also have my guard up maybe too much some times but your...

    I can't put my thoughts down in english as well as you so I will just point out some of the things you wrote that resonated with me.

    Despite reading the article in full, I wasn't really "deep reading" it and letting the author's words and narration live in my mind. Instead, I was reading it with my personal responses in mind, front and center. I think the internet has caused me to have a natural guard up -- a sort of "what's your angle?" filter for anything that I read.

    I also have my guard up maybe too much some times but your point about thinking about your response while reading really hits home with me and it makes me unfocused. I remember a couple of years ago when I was infatuated with reddit I almost thought exclusively in "posts" and "comments" and that scared me a little.

    During the article I checked three different notifications on my phone -- an e-mail, a text, and a weather update.

    I know you know this but...I have turned off every notification for years now and it's really helpful. I highly doubt you would miss something important because well your on your phone all the time anyway. Just do it (at LEAST for something like weather) for at couple of days...I'll assure you you won't turn it back on.

    It took me a little over 30 minutes to write this. Was this a valuable use of that time?

    To me it was.

    Another thing is that I sometimes feel that if you don't comment quickly enough on a post it feels like it's already old news and not worth it. It's definitely stems from many years on reddit but I actually feel like this isn't so important here...yet. I like that and I hope it stays that way.
    ...and last but not least...I didn't even read the article.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    It's amazing to me that one would choose dubbing over subtitles unless your watching it with someone who can't read. But I guess it's better than not watching at all I just really hate dubbing.

    It's amazing to me that one would choose dubbing over subtitles unless your watching it with someone who can't read. But I guess it's better than not watching at all I just really hate dubbing.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on As the coronavirus crisis heats up, why isn't America hearing from the CDC? in ~health.coronavirus

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    This infuriates me so fucking much too. I would break stuff if the leader of my country spoke this way. He is literally an idiot.

    This infuriates me so fucking much too. I would break stuff if the leader of my country spoke this way. He is literally an idiot.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on Recommend classic games you feel everyone should play at least once in ~games

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    ...and real Doom is keyboard only whats all this mouse talk

    ...and real Doom is keyboard only whats all this mouse talk

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Trump hopes country will be reopened by Easter amid outbreak in ~health.coronavirus

  6. Comment on Trump hopes country will be reopened by Easter amid outbreak in ~health.coronavirus

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    Is this really the only source? The fucking shit sun?

    Is this really the only source? The fucking shit sun?

    4 votes
  7. Comment on I have coronavirus and I'll be fine, and so will about 97% of people infected. Please stop the hysteria and focus on the 3% at serious risk in ~health.coronavirus

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    Being in Denmark where the country was shut the fuck down last night this guy sounds like an asshole who shouldn't be allowed to spew his self centered bullshit. I'm not worried about my health...

    Being in Denmark where the country was shut the fuck down last night this guy sounds like an asshole who shouldn't be allowed to spew his self centered bullshit. I'm not worried about my health the slightest but when the prime minister goes on TV and says people WILL lose their job during this and a LOT of other things are uncertain for a long time and please do everything you can to stay at home I don't and shouldn't take that lightly. Other countries that hasn't been as affected yet: WATCH AND LEARN!

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Joe Biden, not Bernie Sanders, is the true Scandinavian – Sanders totally misunderstands what's behind Denmark's safety net in ~misc

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    Yeah your username isn't helping you here either ;-). Thanks for the explanation I've had the same question for some time.

    Yeah your username isn't helping you here either ;-). Thanks for the explanation I've had the same question for some time.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on QAnon now has its own super PAC, established by the owner of 8chan in ~misc

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    How about this? This is truly Idiocracy in the making. What the actual fuck.

    How about this?

    There are now dozens of congressional candidates in this year’s elections who openly support QAnon.

    This is truly Idiocracy in the making. What the actual fuck.

    9 votes
  10. Comment on “Be yourself” is terrible advice in ~life

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    But for it to be misunderstood implies that you know what be yourself means which nobody really does and I think that's why it's terrible advice.

    But for it to be misunderstood implies that you know what be yourself means which nobody really does and I think that's why it's terrible advice.

  11. Comment on Changing e-mail and cleaning up my Internet presence in ~tech

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    That's great advice and I've been putting off getting a password manager for far too long. I think my girlfriends bad experience with how it fucked up her phone (she couldn't log in to several...
    1. That's great advice and I've been putting off getting a password manager for far too long. I think my girlfriends bad experience with how it fucked up her phone (she couldn't log in to several apps suddenly after the switch) has scared me a little.

    2. Fastmail really seems like the way for me although second party e-mail apps aren't really an issue for me. As long as the native app is good.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Changing e-mail and cleaning up my Internet presence in ~tech

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    That's actually some great points. You could actually make the point that it would merge iPhone and android users in threads with messages from both users.

    That's actually some great points. You could actually make the point that it would merge iPhone and android users in threads with messages from both users.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Changing e-mail and cleaning up my Internet presence in ~tech

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    To the point and great responses. Thanks! Yeah I was afraid this was the answer. But even it there was some other way you might as well start off with this little by little. I'm a little torn...

    To the point and great responses. Thanks!

    1. Yeah I was afraid this was the answer. But even it there was some other way you might as well start off with this little by little.

    2. I'm a little torn between Fastmail and ProtonMail. Fastmail seems like better UX but based in Australia
      might be a problem in the longer run. Proton seems more secure on that front but not as nice to use.

    3. I was hoping that was the case and I will be focusing on the de-Googling.

    7 votes
  14. Changing e-mail and cleaning up my Internet presence

    I'm trying to clean up my internet presence and move away from at least Facebook and Google. I've come a long way with deleting my Facebook and it's now basically an empty shell for messaging....

    I'm trying to clean up my internet presence and move away from at least Facebook and Google. I've come a long way with deleting my Facebook and it's now basically an empty shell for messaging. I've installed Signal and will start the grooming process with my friends and family now. If you have some solid arguments for the change regular ol' folks can understand please share them with me because as we all know "privacy" just isn't enough.

    Next phase is the big one...Google or basically G-mail.

    1. Is there any way to get an complete overview of where you've used your e-mail for a service online?

    2. What e-mail would you recommend?
    2a. I'm OK with paying a bit for overall quality, security and equally important UX!
    2b. I don't use any other relevant Google products like Drive etc. It's just regular e-mail and sign in credentials for other services I basically need

    3. I use a Mac, iPhone and iCloud. Is iCloud a problem? IF this needs to change it HAS to be an "easy" switch and not like setting up a server for myself. Because it won't happen and I'm not skilled enough.

    I would very much appreciate your input :)

    EDIT: Thank you all for your thorough comments!

    22 votes
  15. Comment on EU Commission to staff: Switch to Signal messaging app in ~tech

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    Thanks! Is this like WhatsApp? I've never really used it but isn't it based on your phone number?

    Thanks!

    but it also will manage your normal SMS text messages.

    Is this like WhatsApp? I've never really used it but isn't it based on your phone number?

  16. Comment on EU Commission to staff: Switch to Signal messaging app in ~tech

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    So is Signal the way to switch from Messenger? I'm going to need to know what to pitch to my friends and family.

    So is Signal the way to switch from Messenger? I'm going to need to know what to pitch to my friends and family.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What TV classics are significantly better than the remake? in ~tv

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    Ahh I missed that. Carry on...

    Ahh I missed that. Carry on...

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What TV classics are significantly better than the remake? in ~tv

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    Is there really consensus to US version of The Office is better? I've never heard this. It's great on its own but not better.

    Is there really consensus to US version of The Office is better? I've never heard this. It's great on its own but not better.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on What's the longest running quandary/debate you've had with yourself? in ~talk

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    I've been listening to Megadeth since the 90s and I just stopped listening to what he have to say many years ago. I must say I enjoyed his snarky political comments in his lyrics more when I...

    I've been listening to Megadeth since the 90s and I just stopped listening to what he have to say many years ago. I must say I enjoyed his snarky political comments in his lyrics more when I agreed with him but now I just don't pay that much attention to them.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on It’s okay to leave your headphones at home in ~life

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    One thing I've noticed about myself is that if I feel offended or triggered by an opinion it's usually because somethings big or small rings true. I can't speak for other people but it seems like...

    One thing I've noticed about myself is that if I feel offended or triggered by an opinion it's usually because somethings big or small rings true. I can't speak for other people but it seems like people here are really taken aback by this article and how the author criticizes the use of headphones. Makes me wonder. Either way I think it's a great thing to reflect upon your own use of headphones. I bike to work everyday and I listen to music and podcast maybe 25-40% of the time deliberately. I want to give my ears a rest now and then and I want to experience sounds around me too.

    1 vote