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  1. Comment on Cheap/small alternative to the guitar in ~hobbies

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    I would just get a smaller travel size guitar if you want more portability. If an acoustic guitar is not interesting enough for you I would get an electric guitar as you can manipulate the sound...

    I would just get a smaller travel size guitar if you want more portability. If an acoustic guitar is not interesting enough for you I would get an electric guitar as you can manipulate the sound more.

    I would go guitar over ukulele as I think you can just do more with it and you will be able to find more tabs and tutorials out there when you are trying to learn songs. But that's just my opinion. I learned guitar first and then bought a cheap ukulele, and while it was fun for a while I just went back to guitar and never touched it again.

    You mentioned the recorder. If you were to go that route I would instead suggest a xaphoon. Similar portability but that sound is just incredible.

  2. Comment on What are some good (and free/cheap) online courses in various subjects? in ~talk

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    If you are interested in web design I can recommend free code camp. There are other decent sites but this is probably the most extensive that I'm aware of. A paid one I've used in the past to...

    If you are interested in web design I can recommend free code camp. There are other decent sites but this is probably the most extensive that I'm aware of.

    A paid one I've used in the past to learn different programming languages is Treehouse. It's like $25 per month (after a 7 day free trial) and as long as you use it it's totally worth it. You can also pause your membership if you think your not going to use it much for a while but don't want to cancel.

    Edit: This one seems kind of fun once you are already familiar with HTML & CSS. 30 days, 30 vanilla javascript projects. I like this cause it's project based, which I find to be an easier and more fun way to learn. I've done some of his tutorials before and he's pretty good. He has a bunch of other courses on his website too, some which are free and some paid.

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  3. Suggestions for free video editing software

    I'm using OBS Studio to create some video tutorials. Nothing complicated, just me talking and demonstrating the steps on my screen. I essentially just need to slice up these recordings into clips,...

    I'm using OBS Studio to create some video tutorials. Nothing complicated, just me talking and demonstrating the steps on my screen.

    I essentially just need to slice up these recordings into clips, delete portions of the recordings where I mess up or there are long pauses, and export it all as one video.

    I've used Premier in the past but I no longer have it. While I am pretty capable of learning how to use software, I would prefer something that doesn't have a huge learning curve.

    I need something that runs on either Windows or Linux and is free. Not "free trial" free, but actually free. Open source would be a plus but not a requirement.

    Feel free to recommend your favorite free video editor even if it doesn't meet all of my requirements, as maybe it will help someone else in the future.

    8 votes
  4. Comment on Call of Duty: Warzone - A free-to-play multiplayer game for up to 150 players with battle royale and plunder modes, launching tomorrow in ~games

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    I lost interest in COD years ago because they kept releasing games so often and I got tired of paying every year to play the latest game. I know I could just not buy it, but all my friends would...

    I lost interest in COD years ago because they kept releasing games so often and I got tired of paying every year to play the latest game. I know I could just not buy it, but all my friends would buy the latest game and I wanted to play with them.

    But this is free, so I will definitely download it and give it a shot. So far I haven't found a BR type game that I enjoyed enough to stick with for longer than a month. I usually just get tired of losing so much, while investing so much time in each match. Maybe this will be no different in that regard, but it seems like it has enough unique features to be fun for a while.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Netflix will now let you disable its awful autoplaying feature in ~tv

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    I feel like I'm the only one who actually likes the auto playing previews when browsing titles. What bothers me is the auto playing promos that play over the credits unless you dismiss it. It...

    I feel like I'm the only one who actually likes the auto playing previews when browsing titles. What bothers me is the auto playing promos that play over the credits unless you dismiss it. It looks like there isn't an option to turn those off though.

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

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    I like the new Halo games. I like all the Halo games. If you browse /r/halo, the consensus in that community is basically everything after Halo 3 or maybe Halo: Reach is terrible. I don't really...

    I like the new Halo games. I like all the Halo games. If you browse /r/halo, the consensus in that community is basically everything after Halo 3 or maybe Halo: Reach is terrible. I don't really like to go there cause it seems like no one even likes Halo but just want to complain about it.

    I've played all the games, campaigns and multiplayer, though I mostly play multiplayer. I love it. I still play Halo 5 almost every day after work and sometimes the older games on the Master Chief Collection. I enjoy the story but I don't nerd out over it.

    Every argument I've heard for why the new games are bad are about things I never thought about and don't care about. I just like playing the games, and I don't think about them much beyond that.

    Unfortunately I feel like I'm in the minority and no matter what 343 industries puts out, the community is going to find some way to hate it.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Are there recommended alternatives to Ebay? in ~tech

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    I'm pretty sure you can sell used stuff on Amazon.

    I'm pretty sure you can sell used stuff on Amazon.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Firefox 71.0 has been released in ~tech

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    Usually just opens a custom web app, running locally on a LAMP server. A bash script to launch everything on boot.

    Usually just opens a custom web app, running locally on a LAMP server. A bash script to launch everything on boot.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Firefox 71.0 has been released in ~tech

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    I'm excited about kiosk mode. I set up a lot of digital displays and hate having to use Chrome.

    I'm excited about kiosk mode. I set up a lot of digital displays and hate having to use Chrome.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Has anyone gifted you food or a kitchen / cooking gadget that you particularly liked? in ~food

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    A nice cast iron pan. It can be a bit of a pain in the ass to clean and maintain compared to a teflon pan, but its so versatile and I like the fact that it will last forever.

    A nice cast iron pan. It can be a bit of a pain in the ass to clean and maintain compared to a teflon pan, but its so versatile and I like the fact that it will last forever.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on ‘OK boomer’ marks the end of friendly generational relations in ~life

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    Well, they are mentioned in the first sentence, at least.

    Well, they are mentioned in the first sentence, at least.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What keyboard shortcut was a game changer for you? in ~tech

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    This is super useful. I take a lot of screenshots, so usually have the snipping tool linked in my taskbar. Thanks.

    This is super useful. I take a lot of screenshots, so usually have the snipping tool linked in my taskbar. Thanks.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What keyboard shortcut was a game changer for you? in ~tech

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    Nice. I'm a beginner level terminal user and these will definitely up my game. Thanks.

    Nice. I'm a beginner level terminal user and these will definitely up my game. Thanks.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on What keyboard shortcut was a game changer for you? in ~tech

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    Wow, I close tabs all the time by accident. You changed my life.

    Wow, I close tabs all the time by accident. You changed my life.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on What keyboard shortcut was a game changer for you? in ~tech

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    Can't wait to try this at work tomorrow.

    Can't wait to try this at work tomorrow.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Disney+ launches on November 12 for $6.99/mo, plus new Marvel, Star Wars series in ~movies

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    My library has a decent selection of blurays and video games as well. Fines can be a pain but I can easily renew online up to 3 times. I also get access to Hoopla and Kanopy for digital streaming....

    My library has a decent selection of blurays and video games as well. Fines can be a pain but I can easily renew online up to 3 times. I also get access to Hoopla and Kanopy for digital streaming. Personally I like visiting the library as it's just a nice way to get out of the house. I don't even read much, but they offer a lot other than books, including a makerspace with lots of cool tech. To each their own but I recommend everyone check out their local library, as you may be surprised what is available to you.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on What programming language do you think deserves more credit? in ~comp

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    You could try free code camp. It has a section on ES6 specifically. I also found this paid course, and while I haven't taken it myself, I have done some of his free courses in the past and enjoyed...

    You could try free code camp. It has a section on ES6 specifically. I also found this paid course, and while I haven't taken it myself, I have done some of his free courses in the past and enjoyed them. He also has some free tutorials on his main site.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on What is your alcoholic drink of choice? in ~talk

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    I agree, I can't stand 'hoppy' beers. If I want something with a little more flavour I'll usually go with a dark beer. I find most light beer to be too watery, but definitely easy to drink -...

    I agree, I can't stand 'hoppy' beers. If I want something with a little more flavour I'll usually go with a dark beer. I find most light beer to be too watery, but definitely easy to drink - especially on a hot day.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on What is your alcoholic drink of choice? in ~talk

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    I usually drink beer, but I'm not super into trying fancy craft beers or anything. I usually just drink Labatt Blue. Though, since weed became legal here I've been getting more into cannabis again...

    I usually drink beer, but I'm not super into trying fancy craft beers or anything. I usually just drink Labatt Blue.
    Though, since weed became legal here I've been getting more into cannabis again and drinking less. I actually prefer weed, but can't handle high THC strains. Now that it's legal I can finally get lower THC high CBD strains and I can enjoy it without getting paranoid.

    5 votes