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  1. Comment on What are you battling with right now? in ~talk

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    Continuing to work at a job that I really don't like, and burns me out, but it pays very very well. My kids are in college, and that income will be reported on the FAFSA (United States thing to...

    Continuing to work at a job that I really don't like, and burns me out, but it pays very very well. My kids are in college, and that income will be reported on the FAFSA (United States thing to determine eligibility for financial aid), so I can't really afford a surprise drop in salary.

    I'm 48, and retirement seems a long, long ways away. I feel trapped.

    10 votes
  2. Comment on Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction in ~health

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    I've been on various SSRIs and SNRIs over the past almost-20 years now. Just this week I switched onto my sixth one. They all have had side effects like this one, and frankly I'm really worried...

    I've been on various SSRIs and SNRIs over the past almost-20 years now. Just this week I switched onto my sixth one. They all have had side effects like this one, and frankly I'm really worried after reading this that I'll never be the same. Worse, the drugs are only somewhat effective at treating my depression.

    Ugh. Not what I needed right now I guess.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Company that routes SMS for all major US carriers was hacked for five years in ~tech

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    Oof - another strike against using SMS for 2FA.

    Oof - another strike against using SMS for 2FA.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Cleveland Indians change name to Guardians in ~sports

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    Perhaps they didn't want to change too many things at once?

    Perhaps they didn't want to change too many things at once?

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Thoughts on SSRIs? in ~talk

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    I've been on multiple SSRIs and SNRIs for almost 20 years now. I'm really glad they are working well for you! My experience has been pretty mixed - none of them have addressed the...

    I've been on multiple SSRIs and SNRIs for almost 20 years now. I'm really glad they are working well for you! My experience has been pretty mixed - none of them have addressed the tiredness/exhaustion part of my depression, so there might be some other underlying cause of that. But worse, the side effects (sexual) have been very frustrating to me, and they only somewhat treat my depression (I still have awful can't-get-out-of-bed self-loathing days), seemingly by erasing most emotion altogether.

    Having said that, I'm much better off with then than without them, so I'm still taking them. I wish I could try something like Wellbutrin instead, but unfortunately I have epilepsy so that isn't an option.

    Best of luck to you! :) Sounds like they're working out for you.

    10 votes
  6. Comment on The 2020 Democratic National Convention has concluded. What are your thoughts on it? in ~talk

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    I don't disagree, but you also should understand that the left is used to hearing this and it's an awful lot like the boy who cried wolf. You must vote for Gore! GWB is unthinkably bad! OK you've...

    I don't disagree, but you also should understand that the left is used to hearing this and it's an awful lot like the boy who cried wolf.

    • You must vote for Gore! GWB is unthinkably bad!
    • OK you've seen how awful GWB is... endless war, mounting debt, he sounds like an idiot, you MUST vote for Kerry, you have no choice!
    • Trump is an idiot! We're doomed if he wins! This is the most important election of your life, you have to vote for Clinton.
    • You've seen with your own eyes, the guy is a nutso fascist! This is the most important election of your life, you've gotta vote for this centrist and this time we mean it.

    Meanwhile the left feels powerless to halt the drift rightward that has been going on for nearly 40 years.

    Having said that, we have ranked choice voting in my state (thank GOD) so I can put Hawkins as my first choice without helping Trump. Biden will be #2.

    11 votes
  7. Comment on What are your personal picks for "Games of the Decade"? in ~games

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    Cities: Skylines, but I'm biased toward that genre having played similar games since the OG SimCity.

    Cities: Skylines, but I'm biased toward that genre having played similar games since the OG SimCity.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Let's Talk: What browser are you using? in ~talk

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    When Chrome first came out, it was 1) light and fast as hell, 2) ran tabs in separate processes, and 3) had developer tools that were a lot better than Firebug <the state of the art at the time>....

    When Chrome first came out, it was 1) light and fast as hell, 2) ran tabs in separate processes, and 3) had developer tools that were a lot better than Firebug <the state of the art at the time>. Since then, Firefox has slimmed down a lot and implemented tabs-in-their-own-process, and Chrome isn't the lightweight little speedster it once was. Google has also gone from "Don't be Evil" to whatever it is these days, making me more leery of Chrome.

    All of this is to say that - yeah, we all collectively should've known better and stayed faithful to Mozilla, but I can totally see why people thought it was worth making the leap at the time.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on What did Google Reader offer back in the day? in ~tech

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    Honestly there are plenty of readers out there that are just as good, some are free and some aren't. I think the "killer feature" was just that so many people used it, which helped push RSS as a...

    Honestly there are plenty of readers out there that are just as good, some are free and some aren't. I think the "killer feature" was just that so many people used it, which helped push RSS as a standard. Without a ubiquitous reader backed by a big (albeit fickle) company, RSS itself has become less popular, which has made the now fractured reader apps less useful.

    I should note that I never really used Reader, but I used NetNewsWire back in the day (and today I use Leaf, much less often), so I benefited from RSS's popularity, which I attribute partially to Reader's popularity.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Bernie Sanders hospitalized for blocked artery, had two stents inserted; campaign events canceled until further notice in ~news

  11. Comment on Tildistas in the US, who do you support in the 2020 Democratic Primary? in ~talk

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    Related (?) : my third choice right now (after Bernie and Warren) is Castro. He really impressed me at the first debate, and no one has mentioned him in these comments yet. Won't get the...

    Related (?) : my third choice right now (after Bernie and Warren) is Castro. He really impressed me at the first debate, and no one has mentioned him in these comments yet. Won't get the nomination given his current polling numbers but he'd be a swell VP.

  12. Comment on Burger King plans to roll out Impossible Whopper across the United States in ~food

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    It's been said elsewhere already, but you have to remember that America is a huge place with a lot of varying cuisines. Despite what a lot of people think, we're not a completely homogeneous...

    It's been said elsewhere already, but you have to remember that America is a huge place with a lot of varying cuisines. Despite what a lot of people think, we're not a completely homogeneous nation. So this is kinda like asking "I'm going to Europe! What is some good local European cuisine I need to try?" The answer is going to be very different in, e.g., Spain than in Poland (heck the answer is different even within different parts of Spain).

  13. Comment on Share Your Mastodon IDs! in ~talk

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    md@mastodon.technology ... I use it in spurts, sometimes I toot a lot, then get bored and stop.

    md@mastodon.technology ... I use it in spurts, sometimes I toot a lot, then get bored and stop.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Do you use an alternative browser? Which one? Why? in ~tech

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    I believe it was created by some of the folks who were behind Opera, but the rendering engine is based on Webkit, not the original Opera.

    I believe it was created by some of the folks who were behind Opera, but the rendering engine is based on Webkit, not the original Opera.

    5 votes