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  1. Comment on Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia in ~tech

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    Everyone will just switch to Duck Duck Go

    Everyone will just switch to Duck Duck Go

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Are there any viable alternatives for Facebook? in ~tech

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    minds.com is the closest thing but has a ton of hate speech on it.

    minds.com is the closest thing but has a ton of hate speech on it.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Daily thread - United States 2021 transition of power - January 14 in ~news

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    Found this interesting: Beau of the Fifth Column Let's talk about Trump's second impeachment and McConnell.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x-lvlZiIZw

    Found this interesting:

    Beau of the Fifth Column
    Let's talk about Trump's second impeachment and McConnell....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x-lvlZiIZw

    8 votes
  4. Comment on Steam - 2020 Year in Review in ~games

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    Steam is going to the China market. Steam won't be the same after they do that. I can only imagine what will change.

    Steam is going to the China market. Steam won't be the same after they do that. I can only imagine what will change.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Daily thread - United States 2021 transition of power - January 12 in ~news

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    There are still many places they can go to, but what has been done has helped. The 16th - 20th will really show how much they have been impacted. Here are some of the places: gab, minds, and some...

    There are still many places they can go to, but what has been done has helped. The 16th - 20th will really show how much they have been impacted.

    Here are some of the places:
    gab, minds, and some reddit feeds. Minds says that they avoid their kind of content but I have seen a lot of the hate speech hidden in memes.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Mount physical linux drives in wsl in ~comp

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    I liked WSL-1 but WSL-2 is just a VM. I really don't understand why people don't just use real linux in Virtual Box or VMWare Workstation.

    I liked WSL-1 but WSL-2 is just a VM. I really don't understand why people don't just use real linux in Virtual Box or VMWare Workstation.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Need suggestions for server email tutorial in ~tech

  8. Comment on Need suggestions for server email tutorial in ~tech

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    Groupspaces is shutting down so I am setting up a server for Admidio for my friend. https://www.admidio.org I currently use Vultr to host sites.

    Groupspaces is shutting down so I am setting up a server for Admidio for my friend.
    https://www.admidio.org

    I currently use Vultr to host sites.

  9. Comment on Need suggestions for server email tutorial in ~tech

  10. Need suggestions for server email tutorial

    I usually setup debian or ubuntu servers. One of the pain areas I have avoided is email and usually just off-load the email to a 3rd party service. I currently need to setup a server with an email...

    I usually setup debian or ubuntu servers. One of the pain areas I have avoided is email and usually just off-load the email to a 3rd party service. I currently need to setup a server with an email server and need a really simple straightforward tutorial. I thought I would see if the community has any suggestions.

    10 votes
  11. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions - Storyteller, rebel, medicine man, Lame Deer was born almost a century ago on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. A full-blooded Sioux, he was many things in the...

    Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions - Storyteller, rebel, medicine man, Lame Deer was born almost a century ago on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. A full-blooded Sioux, he was many things in the white man’s world—rodeo clown, painter, prisoner. But, above all, he was a holy man. Lame Deer’s story is one of a harsh youth and reckless manhood, a shotgun marriage and divorce, a history and folklore as rich today as when first published—and of his fierce struggle to keep his pride intact, living as a stranger in his own ancestral land.

  12. Comment on What do you use for email? in ~tech

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    What email provider do you use? Zohomail What clients do you use? Just web based or app based on my phone. How do you treat your email? Best way to communicate over the Internet even today....
    • What email provider do you use?

    Zohomail

    • What clients do you use?

    Just web based or app based on my phone.

    • How do you treat your email?

    Best way to communicate over the Internet even today.

    • Anything else you want to share in relation with this?

    I love Zoho mail because how well organized the interface is. The prices are very reasonable to host your domain with them at $1 a month. Plus if you are small business owner there are ton of fantastic pieces of software that integrate into it. For example I use their invoicing software which is free for me because I have so few clients.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on I want to play Cyberpunk 2077 at its best and it sucks that a GPU shortage is going to stop me in ~games

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    Sorry I was confused and thought we were talking about a 2070. I agree with you that you can't run it on a 1070. I wouldn't even expect a 1080 to run it.

    Sorry I was confused and thought we were talking about a 2070. I agree with you that you can't run it on a 1070. I wouldn't even expect a 1080 to run it.

  14. Comment on What were the best games you played this year? in ~games

  15. Comment on Cyberpunk 2077: What do you think? in ~games

  16. Comment on I want to play Cyberpunk 2077 at its best and it sucks that a GPU shortage is going to stop me in ~games

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    It may not have RT accelerators but it still plays with RT. I have heard that it gets 60 fps so I am fine with that.

    0 series does not have any hardware ray-tracing accelerators. Though that card will play the game just fine if you are OK with playing the game without RT features.

    It may not have RT accelerators but it still plays with RT. I have heard that it gets 60 fps so I am fine with that.

  17. Comment on Share a link to good singing in a language that you don't understand in ~music

  18. Comment on What do I need to know about switching from Android to iOS for my phone? in ~tech

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    I recently jumped to an iPhone 12 because I got a temp ban texting through my service. I got the iphone because I could still message via iMessage. Pros: iMessage is great for bypassing SMS and...

    I recently jumped to an iPhone 12 because I got a temp ban texting through my service. I got the iphone because I could still message via iMessage.

    Pros:
    iMessage is great for bypassing SMS and doing FaceTime if you have a lot of iPhone friends.
    Apple Arcade has way better games than on Android.
    Appstore is better laid out and easier to find apps.
    I actually use Siri more to ask questions and set appointments than on Android.
    Camera has a cool hold and animate photo feature.
    The phone is better at not interrupting you. My interruption level dropped by 50-75% since I switched.

    Cons:
    Vivaldi browser isn't supported. Only webkit browsers.
    Customizations are really poor.
    Only 4 items on dock.
    Desktop is a mess of icons.
    Apple maps is terrible.
    No fingerprint reader, so Apple pay is useless because of Masks.
    App Library is pretty useless
    System Configuration is a big hot mess of confusion.
    The black notch is horrible, it cuts off text all the time as well as movies.

    Android in my opinion is still better hands down and I will be switching back when new phones come out.

    7 votes
  19. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I am working on a side project that is a dating site called Our Epic Quest. https://ourepicquest.com I didn't get picked up by y-combinator and I got a full-time job with a great company. I am...

    I am working on a side project that is a dating site called Our Epic Quest. https://ourepicquest.com I didn't get picked up by y-combinator and I got a full-time job with a great company. I am just getting back to the development after a year off. My current challenges are to upgrade the code to Laravel 8 and finish the remaining bugs so I can test the site with users.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on I want to play Cyberpunk 2077 at its best and it sucks that a GPU shortage is going to stop me in ~games

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    The latest Nvidia cards aren't worth it at the prices they are selling. Just go to New Egg https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=video+cards&SrchInDesc=1080 and get a 1080 which can do raytracing. I have...

    The latest Nvidia cards aren't worth it at the prices they are selling. Just go to New Egg
    https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=video+cards&SrchInDesc=1080
    and get a 1080 which can do raytracing. I have one and can play every game smoothly. Even a 1070 is pretty awesome which I have in my laptop.

    Then by next fall the next big thing will be out and you can afford what is new this year. Plus all bugs get worked out. I am sure that a 1080 will work just fine. Cyberpunk 2077 has a license agreement with Nvidia, so of course they are going to tell us to get the latest and greatest video card. But that card didn't even exist when they made this game, so the 1080 is going to be fine.

    1 vote