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  1. Comment on Fuck you, COVID. I'm in love! in ~talk

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    Good luck man, all of us here are rooting for you. Hope the face to face meetup goes without a hitch.

    Good luck man, all of us here are rooting for you. Hope the face to face meetup goes without a hitch.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Do you feel bad for playing games on easy? in ~games

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    I play FE on normal (most people I know play on hard) with classic mode. Sure it allows you to become OP, but there is always some kind of strategy involved. It might not be as involved as hard...

    I play FE on normal (most people I know play on hard) with classic mode. Sure it allows you to become OP, but there is always some kind of strategy involved. It might not be as involved as hard mode, but it gives you some room for error, and for some people that makes the game more enjoyable.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Web-based rich text editor in ~tech

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    This doesn't check all the boxes, but I use CodiMD which has collaboratative markdown note taking functions, and of course can export to html. You don't need an account to use it, but you can make...

    This doesn't check all the boxes, but I use CodiMD which has collaboratative markdown note taking functions, and of course can export to html. You don't need an account to use it, but you can make one in order to save all of your notes. It's really neat.

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

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    In an effort to learn Python, I made a little pomodoro timer. The code can be found here. I'm also working on a beginner CTF challenge called bandit in an effort to expand my horizons. None of...

    In an effort to learn Python, I made a little pomodoro timer. The code can be found here.

    I'm also working on a beginner CTF challenge called bandit in an effort to expand my horizons.

    None of this stuff is that advanced or special, but it works well enough to get my feet wet.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on How to take screenshots on your iPhone in ~tech

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    Ah that makes a lot more sense, thanks for responding.

    Ah that makes a lot more sense, thanks for responding.

  6. Comment on How to take screenshots on your iPhone in ~tech

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    What is the point of writing an article about this? I can understand if this was a piece of Apple Support literature or something, but The Verge? Come on.

    What is the point of writing an article about this? I can understand if this was a piece of Apple Support literature or something, but The Verge? Come on.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Too anxious to google for shoes, help? in ~talk

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    Hmm, that's an interesting angle to look at it from, I'm a teenager so I haven't gone to specialized doctors for back pain and whatnot, but I have heard conventional wisdom that having comfortable...

    Hmm, that's an interesting angle to look at it from, I'm a teenager so I haven't gone to specialized doctors for back pain and whatnot, but I have heard conventional wisdom that having comfortable shoes isn't the best for you down the line, at least when working out.

    Also, screw you, Nike.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What single-purpose, minimalistic web or mobile apps do you like? in ~tech

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    Panels on iOS for reading manga.

    Panels on iOS for reading manga.

  9. Comment on Too anxious to google for shoes, help? in ~talk

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    I wear Adidas NMDs and Ultraboosts, usually at the outlet they can be found pretty cheap. The NMDs are really breathable, but the midsole is a bit hard and they don't come with insoles, not like...

    I wear Adidas NMDs and Ultraboosts, usually at the outlet they can be found pretty cheap. The NMDs are really breathable, but the midsole is a bit hard and they don't come with insoles, not like that was a problem for me. The Ultraboosts are a bit tighter, but the midsole is a lot more comfortable, like walking on clouds. I love them both to be honest. You'll have to looks harder for the slip-on variants of each.

    Vans are really great, or so I've heard. They're worn by both sexes and aren't really attention grabbing unless you go for some exotic pattern. They are usually slip-on as well.

    3 votes
  10. How do you stay productive and stay focused?

    Title says it all; I'm trying to stay as productive as possible, at least without burning myself out. I'd still like to stay sane. So far, I've just told myself that I wouldn't play video...

    Title says it all; I'm trying to stay as productive as possible, at least without burning myself out. I'd still like to stay sane. So far, I've just told myself that I wouldn't play video games/read manga until I hit my goals when it comes to studying and hit my deadlines. I've also got my phone in a drawer most of the time, and deleted the YouTube app. I've also deleted all social media apps, except Discord.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on What gets you out of bed? in ~life

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    The fear of doing poorly on a standardized test gets me out of bed.

    The fear of doing poorly on a standardized test gets me out of bed.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on What is something that you consider a "necessary evil"? in ~talk

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    Haha Jersey level of tollbooths

    Haha Jersey level of tollbooths

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What is something that you consider a "necessary evil"? in ~talk

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    I'm not really special enough to warrant paranoia at all, quite frankly. I just don't want it in the realm of possibility for privacy concerns, no special reason really.

    Obviously I'm scared of the NSA listening in to the long winded discussions about Fire Emblem I have with my friends. I'm not really special enough to warrant paranoia at all, quite frankly. I just don't want it in the realm of possibility for privacy concerns, no special reason really.

    9 votes
  14. Comment on What is something that you consider a "necessary evil"? in ~talk

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    Smartphones, even as a high school student it's been pretty hard to live the phoneless life due to iMessage and the fact that Signal on the desktop still requires phone pairing. I hate the fact...

    Smartphones, even as a high school student it's been pretty hard to live the phoneless life due to iMessage and the fact that Signal on the desktop still requires phone pairing. I hate the fact that I'm carrying a microphone wherever I go, but I need to in order to communicate. I still talk face to face as much as I can, but that's not very easy or practical. I can say I trust Apple a whole lot more than Google though.

    13 votes
  15. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I studied for the SAT, specifically the writing section. I'm feeling decently confident in my skills.

    I studied for the SAT, specifically the writing section. I'm feeling decently confident in my skills.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Portable music & video player? in ~tech

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    I know you already bought the iPod Touch but for me those screens are a dealbreaker, I'd probably buy an older iPhone X or something just because of the OLED, and the fact that I can't stand...

    I know you already bought the iPod Touch but for me those screens are a dealbreaker, I'd probably buy an older iPhone X or something just because of the OLED, and the fact that I can't stand android. I've been using my iPhone XS to read manga, listen to music and it's been serviceable.

  17. Comment on I have cancer and now my Facebook feed is full of "alternative care" ads in ~tech

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    I don't know how people can really tolerate internet ads at all, if you want to help support your e-celebs, donate to them.

    I don't know how people can really tolerate internet ads at all, if you want to help support your e-celebs, donate to them.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on I have cancer and now my Facebook feed is full of "alternative care" ads in ~tech

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

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    I read Domestic Girlfriend and holy crap I loved it so much. I know people call it trashy and hate the ending, but I was weirdly invested in all of the side characters, like Momo and Alex. The...

    I read Domestic Girlfriend and holy crap I loved it so much. I know people call it trashy and hate the ending, but I was weirdly invested in all of the side characters, like Momo and Alex. The anime, on the other hand, was total garbage. All they did was take the first "arc" of the manga, got rid of all backstory and focused on the weirdness of all these characters being in their respective relationships. Oh well, whatever sells I guess.