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  1. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    Have you tried a VM with old version of macOS?

    Have you tried a VM with old version of macOS?

    2 votes
  2. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    Do you still play games on them? I have a DS Lite and 3DS, but they got a lot less use after I got a switch.

    Do you still play games on them? I have a DS Lite and 3DS, but they got a lot less use after I got a switch.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    What iOS version is it on? I've got an iPad 4 which I like to read on sometimes, but it's gotten a bit slow on the latest iOS. I need to see if I can downgrade it to get it faster again.

    What iOS version is it on? I've got an iPad 4 which I like to read on sometimes, but it's gotten a bit slow on the latest iOS. I need to see if I can downgrade it to get it faster again.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    I've a LaserJet III (released 1990) that I just got started using again. I picked it up in college off of a fellow FreeCycler, used it a bit, then stopped since I didn't need to print as much. Now...

    I've a LaserJet III (released 1990) that I just got started using again. I picked it up in college off of a fellow FreeCycler, used it a bit, then stopped since I didn't need to print as much. Now that we're on lockout, wife needed a printer at home, and I found it's easy as ever to use this one, even on Windows 10. It came with a USB-parallel adapter that's plug&play, with just having to install drivers from Windows Update for the printer itself.

    The guy I picked it up from gave me a bunch of old half-used toner cartridges, and I haven't had to buy any since I've had it.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Florida governor issues coronavirus stay-at-home order after heavy criticism in ~health.coronavirus

  6. Comment on Alternatives to desktop speakers in ~tech

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    +1 for open back. Closed back headphones give me a weird feeling in my ears after a couple hours. With DT-880, It's a lot less "stuffy" in my ears.

    +1 for open back.

    Closed back headphones give me a weird feeling in my ears after a couple hours. With DT-880, It's a lot less "stuffy" in my ears.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on YouTube to limit default video quality around the world for a month in ~tech

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    I’d already developed the habit to force higher resolution since it always seems to get stuck at lower resolutions. Not sure what’s changing here.

    I’d already developed the habit to force higher resolution since it always seems to get stuck at lower resolutions. Not sure what’s changing here.

  8. Comment on What are some games in which movement itself is a joy? in ~games

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    In that vein, Apex Lrgrnds feels pretty good compared to other battle royal games When I play that and switch to another, everything feels way slower and less enjoyable.

    In that vein, Apex Lrgrnds feels pretty good compared to other battle royal games

    When I play that and switch to another, everything feels way slower and less enjoyable.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on Americans have been souring on dairy milk for decades. Here’s how farmers are trying to win us back in ~food

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    I mostly buy cow's breasts milk, but only because it's the cheapest. Sometimes if I feel like having a "beverage", I'll get an alternative non-breast milk like almonds or oat, but that's the...

    I mostly buy cow's breasts milk, but only because it's the cheapest. Sometimes if I feel like having a "beverage", I'll get an alternative non-breast milk like almonds or oat, but that's the exception.

    I have family from over seas and they are shocked at the price of cow's breasts milk, so the two of them (60~ years old) will drink a gallon every few days.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What do you like/dislike about where you live? in ~talk

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    I’ve just come back to central Florida And started running again —it’s been great during the winter. Now that it’s heating up I’m finding it difficult, even had some stomach cramping recently. I...

    I’ve just come back to central Florida And started running again —it’s been great during the winter. Now that it’s heating up I’m finding it difficult, even had some stomach cramping recently.

    I definitely need to get better acquainted with the nature here though. It’s been nice to be here an extended time and slower pace than my last trips.

    As @reese mentioned lack of income tax at state level is very appreciated. I’m currently trying to decide where to live, and while FL is nice, there’s a lot lacking in infrastructure compared to north wher I’ve just come from.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on What's the Coronavirus like where you are? in ~talk

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    In Florida, doesn’t seem to be much panic here. Family and I got extremely lucky in that we left China right before quarantines started locking down cities. Some family needs to go back for work,...

    In Florida, doesn’t seem to be much panic here. Family and I got extremely lucky in that we left China right before quarantines started locking down cities. Some family needs to go back for work, but we are holding off for now until situation is more clear/stable.

    Relatives keep trying to ask me to look for masks but everything is sold out it appears.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Smartphones that make good use of physical buttons in ~tech

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    That’s gross they locked all that functionality away. Luckily, these feature phone are still available and quite cheap compared to modern smartphones.

    That’s gross they locked all that functionality away.

    Luckily, these feature phone are still available and quite cheap compared to modern smartphones.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Smartphones that make good use of physical buttons in ~tech

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    I've got a SH-01J that I mostly love. Keypad is inferior compared to my old phone N-09A, being kinda mushy. But having a keypad is nicer than not. Only thing with these is need to be careful on...

    I've got a SH-01J that I mostly love. Keypad is inferior compared to my old phone N-09A, being kinda mushy. But having a keypad is nicer than not.

    Only thing with these is need to be careful on band offerings, as they aren't very international especially with 2G being phased out.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Healthcare rant thread in ~health

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    I will have to give that a try next time and see how it fares. I postpone a lot of issues I have because I get so angry dealing with insurance and doctors that barely pay attention to what I’m...

    I will have to give that a try next time and see how it fares.

    I postpone a lot of issues I have because I get so angry dealing with insurance and doctors that barely pay attention to what I’m saying.

    Though I’m fairly lucky in that my deductible isn’t so high ($3k), and it’s “free” for my portion, I’m still hesitant to use it from the few bad experiences I’ve had even trying to use it.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Healthcare rant thread in ~health

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    That’s interesting, j always assumed insurance would get billed crazy high in comparison to cash price. Even though I have insurance I’ll often just pretend I don’t have it to avoid billing...

    That’s interesting, j always assumed insurance would get billed crazy high in comparison to cash price. Even though I have insurance I’ll often just pretend I don’t have it to avoid billing headaches of not knowing how much something really costs and it coming back later. I really hate calling back and forth between doctors and insurance.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Will Spotify ruin podcasting? in ~tech

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    Spotify’s VC investors aren’t looking for a side business though. They’re wanting multiples on their investment that there’s only a chance of through something like owning the platform and booting...

    Spotify’s VC investors aren’t looking for a side business though. They’re wanting multiples on their investment that there’s only a chance of through something like owning the platform and booting everyone else out.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Upcycle Windows 7 - Free Software Foundation in ~tech

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    EOL means no longer supported by Microsoft, not how much it's still in use. Agreeing that the bits of Win7 in Win10 being exposed by this wouldn't be a good idea though.

    EOL means no longer supported by Microsoft, not how much it's still in use.

    Agreeing that the bits of Win7 in Win10 being exposed by this wouldn't be a good idea though.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on How IoT betrays us: Today, Sonos speakers. Tomorrow, Alexa and electric cars? in ~tech

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    What washing machine did you get? I like to hear about what people have been using that works for them.

    What washing machine did you get? I like to hear about what people have been using that works for them.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on USDA proposes new rules that would allow schools to cut the amount of vegetables and fruits required at lunch and breakfasts while giving them license to sell more pizza, burgers and fries in ~food

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    What level would be appropriate? I think leaving it up to schools with competent staff in charge of managing & designing a menu would be great. But all too often, all this gets hoovered up by...

    What level would be appropriate?

    I think leaving it up to schools with competent staff in charge of managing & designing a menu would be great. But all too often, all this gets hoovered up by Sysco, and it ends up both:

    1. costing more
    2. a lower quality product for students.

    I see Obama's rules as trying to address 2), though maybe something that handles both issues would be better.

    I'd really prefer a more personal touch with someone taking a more community role. I don't know how to hire for that role, or encourage people to stay in it though. There's an NHK show called "Lunch ON!" that often features employee cafeterias/schools and looks pretty close to ideal.

    7 votes
  20. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    I’d nominate Activision for what they’ve done to Blizzard.

    I’d nominate Activision for what they’ve done to Blizzard.

    3 votes