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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Comment on ‘OK Boomer’ Marks the End of Friendly Generational Relations in ~misc

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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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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".

    14 votes