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  1. 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
  2. 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.

    2 votes
  3. 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.

    3 votes
  4. 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
  5. Comment on The curious case of the Raspberry Pi in the network closet in ~comp

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    A bit anticlimactic at the end. I feel like the story was really starting to get juicy and then... "Legal has taken over". Did I just miss it or does the author not even tell us what the device...

    A bit anticlimactic at the end. I feel like the story was really starting to get juicy and then... "Legal has taken over". Did I just miss it or does the author not even tell us what the device does? Cool post none the less.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Firefox Fenix for Android mockups in ~tech

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    What does "browser chrome" mean? I've never heard that term before this article and comment section. Tried to search the answer but I just get results for google chrome. Very confusing.

    What does "browser chrome" mean? I've never heard that term before this article and comment section. Tried to search the answer but I just get results for google chrome. Very confusing.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Start with a website, not a mobile app in ~comp

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    I thought push notifications were possible now on the web?

    I thought push notifications were possible now on the web?

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What SSD should I buy? in ~comp

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    I am currently in the process of backing up my old drive and installing one of these on my ThinkPad. Got it for $99 Canadian on cyber Monday. I'm super pumped to see the speed difference.

    I am currently in the process of backing up my old drive and installing one of these on my ThinkPad. Got it for $99 Canadian on cyber Monday. I'm super pumped to see the speed difference.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Need help with Switching to linux in ~comp

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    I recommend Ubuntu. I switched from windows almost two years ago, dual booting at first. In the first few months I found myself needing to boot into windows once or twice a month. Then I just got...

    I recommend Ubuntu. I switched from windows almost two years ago, dual booting at first. In the first few months I found myself needing to boot into windows once or twice a month. Then I just got comfortable with it and ended up deleteing my windows partition.

    I actually find it easier than windows in a lot of ways and so easy to troubleshoot because it is the most popular distro of Linux. Any problem I have there are tons of forums and blog posts with a fix. It's actually easier to troubleshoot then windows.

    I've never bothered to try other Linux distrobutions cause Ubuntu just works and is easy to use. What else do you want?

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Good Firefox extensions? in ~tech

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    Also, you can just right click on the page and click "take a screenshot".

    Also, you can just right click on the page and click "take a screenshot".

    15 votes
  11. Comment on Rumor: Google to shut down Allo chat service in ~tech

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    I like Telegram. It's fast, secure and simple. It works on all operating systems and has a desktop client (even for linux). It doesn't do video chat, which would be a nice to have, but not a...

    I like Telegram. It's fast, secure and simple. It works on all operating systems and has a desktop client (even for linux). It doesn't do video chat, which would be a nice to have, but not a critical feature for me.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, dies at 94 in ~news

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    Maybe both are rude?

    Maybe both are rude?

    21 votes
  13. Comment on What are some must-dos when you are setting up a new Android Phone? in ~tech

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    I feel like this should be the default behavior of the OS.

    I feel like this should be the default behavior of the OS.

  14. Comment on What does your desktop look like? What tools do you swear by? in ~comp

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    My desktop is pretty boring. I run Ubuntu 18.04, and haven't bothered changing the look of it at all. There are a few apps that are essential to me: Firefox Sublime Text FileZilla qBittorrent...

    My desktop is pretty boring. I run Ubuntu 18.04, and haven't bothered changing the look of it at all.

    There are a few apps that are essential to me:

    • Firefox
    • Sublime Text
    • FileZilla
    • qBittorrent
    • Inkscape
    • GIMP
    • LibreOffice
    • Telegram
    • VLC

    I also have Apache, MySQL and PHP installed for local development.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on What's your favorite song cover? in ~music

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    Dustin Kensrue's (from Thrice) cover of Counting Crows - 'Round Here. Specifically this version. There are a bunch of higher quality recordings, but this is the first one I heard and I think it is...

    Dustin Kensrue's (from Thrice) cover of Counting Crows - 'Round Here.

    Specifically this version. There are a bunch of higher quality recordings, but this is the first one I heard and I think it is his best rendition. I think I downloaded it directly from a Thrice fan website back in the day.

  16. Comment on By Ending Default Communities, Reddit Increased Disinformation in ~misc

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    What's wrong with JavaScript?

    What's wrong with JavaScript?

    1 vote
  17. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~comp

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    Wait... did someone change the title of my post? I could have sworn I just copy and pasted the title of the article, and then after this comment it seems like it was changed. I mean, I don't care...

    Wait... did someone change the title of my post? I could have sworn I just copy and pasted the title of the article, and then after this comment it seems like it was changed. I mean, I don't care if people have issues with the title and wanted me to change it, but it's kind of fucked up that an admin would just change it without even talking to me.

  18. Comment on What anime should everyone watch? in ~anime

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    I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the suggestion. What does that even mean?

    I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Both were just added to VRV via HIDIVE

    What does that even mean?

    2 votes
  19. Comment on What anime should everyone watch? in ~anime

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    Evangelion. It's what got me into anime and I never really found anything else like it. So, I never really got that into anime.

    Evangelion. It's what got me into anime and I never really found anything else like it. So, I never really got that into anime.

    11 votes
  20. Comment on 7 Cookbooks for Getting Started with A Paleo Diet in ~food

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    It probably works because they are eating less calories.

    It probably works because they are eating less calories.

    1 vote