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  1. Comment on Need help BCCing entire Outlook autofill contact list in ~comp

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    Don't do it exactly as asked. This is a bit of a rediculous request. If your manager or IT can't point to a quick way to do it, I would do this: Send the email to the people you work with most...

    Don't do it exactly as asked. This is a bit of a rediculous request. If your manager or IT can't point to a quick way to do it, I would do this: Send the email to the people you work with most frequently and can remember. Then set an auto reply for people that randomly email you. Your IT team will eventually deactivate your inbox and people that still don't know will find out when they email you. It's your last day, don't stress.

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  2. Comment on Games where the campaign serves as the tutorial? in ~games

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    The new season of Diablo 4 is pretty good. Definitely worth a try if you liked earlier versions.

    The new season of Diablo 4 is pretty good. Definitely worth a try if you liked earlier versions.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Why you should consider a smaller keyboard in ~comp

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    I don't even know which number corresponds to which symbol. I probably only have the first 3 memorized. So if the symbols are not on the keys, I don't know how I would know where they are. I'll...

    I don't even know which number corresponds to which symbol. I probably only have the first 3 memorized. So if the symbols are not on the keys, I don't know how I would know where they are. I'll probably give it a try eventually, but it's going to be tricky.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Why you should consider a smaller keyboard in ~comp

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    I had a feeling it would be some sort of combo like that. Did you need a legend when starting? Right now I can't imagine a world where I could type the symbol I want without seeing where it is.

    I had a feeling it would be some sort of combo like that. Did you need a legend when starting? Right now I can't imagine a world where I could type the symbol I want without seeing where it is.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Why you should consider a smaller keyboard in ~comp

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    How do you handle symbols? I can touch type everything except the symbols over numbers. I always have to look at the keyboard to see where the symbol I want is. How does that work with a layer?...

    How do you handle symbols? I can touch type everything except the symbols over numbers. I always have to look at the keyboard to see where the symbol I want is. How does that work with a layer? I've been considering the Voyager (https://www.zsa.io/voyager) because I like low profile and want to try Ortho linear. I have a full size low prifile keychron right now and have loved it. It's a little hard to justify a $300 keyboard when I have one that works just fine.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on American Red Cross declares an emergency blood shortage, as number of donors hits twenty-year low in ~health

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    COVID and kids really threw a wrench into my donation schedule. I used to do it very regularly for years at a time. Lately I keep having to cancel due to last minute scheduling conflicts or being...

    COVID and kids really threw a wrench into my donation schedule. I used to do it very regularly for years at a time. Lately I keep having to cancel due to last minute scheduling conflicts or being sick.

    13 votes
  7. Comment on Netflix is reportedly exploring adding in-game ads to its gaming service in ~games

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    I browsed beehaw a little and skimmed some docs pages. I'm considering trying to create an account, but I'm curious what it offers beyond Tildes (besides federation with Lemmy). The front page of...

    I browsed beehaw a little and skimmed some docs pages. I'm considering trying to create an account, but I'm curious what it offers beyond Tildes (besides federation with Lemmy). The front page of posts seems very similar to the content here. Since you seem to be active both here and there, what keeps you going to both?

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Going to Thanksgiving for the first time ever! What do I need to know? in ~talk

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    Take a small dish of something that is kind of a family recipe for you. Maybe try a recipe that your parents made on holidays and was your favorite.

    Take a small dish of something that is kind of a family recipe for you. Maybe try a recipe that your parents made on holidays and was your favorite.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on Can someone recommend me a great bluetooth keyboard for my home office? in ~tech

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    I also love my keychron keyboard, but I leave it plugged in because I've had latency issues when using it in Bluetooth mode. I haven't tried again in over a year, but it's fine plugged in because...

    I also love my keychron keyboard, but I leave it plugged in because I've had latency issues when using it in Bluetooth mode. I haven't tried again in over a year, but it's fine plugged in because it would need to charge anyway.

    If I truly wanted a wireless keyboard, I would probably go Logitech now. Their lightspeed USB dongles pair super easily and have negligible latency.

    I also recommend a mechanical, I made the switch about 2 years ago and I'm never going back. I use brown switches.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on The war on stolen content in ~tech

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    Me too. I check the feed every once and a while in hopes there is a new one and to make sure I have notifications on.

    Me too. I check the feed every once and a while in hopes there is a new one and to make sure I have notifications on.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on The war on stolen content in ~tech

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    I first learned of the term free booting on Hello Internet. Are you a Tim?

    I first learned of the term free booting on Hello Internet. Are you a Tim?

    12 votes
  12. Comment on Here's the plan - a video to the audience from LTT in ~tech

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    There isn't. I saw an article that they hired an outside firm to conduct an investigation. I imagine that's why they aren't saying anything right now.

    There isn't. I saw an article that they hired an outside firm to conduct an investigation. I imagine that's why they aren't saying anything right now.

    20 votes
  13. Comment on Here's the plan - a video to the audience from LTT in ~tech

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    After not publishing videos for over a week, this is the response from Linus and the team at LTT regarding recent quality issues. This is in response to several topics from early last week.

    After not publishing videos for over a week, this is the response from Linus and the team at LTT regarding recent quality issues. This is in response to several topics from early last week.

    12 votes
  14. Comment on Feature highlights #10: Game progression | Cities: Skylines II in ~games

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    I'm not sure how I feel about development points. On one hand, having to make tradeoffs could make the game more interesting. On the other hand, why can I build something if I have enough money. I...

    I'm not sure how I feel about development points. On one hand, having to make tradeoffs could make the game more interesting. On the other hand, why can I build something if I have enough money. I wonder if there will be a free play mode that has everything unlocked. Having free play mode unlock after hitting all milestones would be okay with me.

    Overall, I'm excited about this game :)

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Where do you all go for gaming news? in ~games

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    There is a new channel from the folks at Linus Tech Tips. Game Linked. They do videos on Tuesdays and Thursdays that are about 8ish minutes long.

    There is a new channel from the folks at Linus Tech Tips. Game Linked.

    They do videos on Tuesdays and Thursdays that are about 8ish minutes long.

  16. Vasectomy tips

    I had my 5th kid a few weeks ago and now have a vasectomy scheduled for early August. Any tips or suggestions for prep or recovery? They gave me some general advice regarding compression shorts,...

    I had my 5th kid a few weeks ago and now have a vasectomy scheduled for early August. Any tips or suggestions for prep or recovery? They gave me some general advice regarding compression shorts, ice, rest...

    Related question for those of you don't having kids or firmly decided against kids and didn't get a vasectomy: why not? I'm curious what methods you're using to prevent having kids.

    38 votes
  17. Comment on What game encouraged you to make your new PC, or upgrade? in ~games

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    I was ready to upgrade in the fall of 2020 because I had a budget and was struggling to play any newish game on my old system. I did a whole new build and was ready to buy a brand new 3080, but...

    I was ready to upgrade in the fall of 2020 because I had a budget and was struggling to play any newish game on my old system. I did a whole new build and was ready to buy a brand new 3080, but was unable to find one for retail price. I ended up with a 3060 and even though it was a big upgrade for me, I wish I was able to get a more powerful card.

    I think I'll upgrade my graphics card again when Avowed comes out. I'm really excited for what I've seen of it so far.

  18. Recommend a PS VR2 game

    I have a PS VR2 and it's my first headset. I played call of the mountain, a bit of no man's sky, swordsman, tentacular, and beat saber. I was thinking I would buy Synapse tonight, but it has...

    I have a PS VR2 and it's my first headset. I played call of the mountain, a bit of no man's sky, swordsman, tentacular, and beat saber. I was thinking I would buy Synapse tonight, but it has mediocre reviews. I want to start a new game, but am having trouble deciding which one. Here is my short list.

    • Synapse - looks super fun, and I like that it's an exclusive, but mediocre reviews
    • Song in the smoke - I enjoy survival games and in general prefer non shooter games, so this has an appeal to me.
    • Red Matter 2 - this one has some pretty good reviews and I do enjoy sci-fi tv and movies, but don't go out of my way to play sci-fi games
    • Moss - I know it's critically acclaimed, but I was really hoping for a first person experience
    • the light brigade - I could see myself enjoying this.

    Since I can't decide, I think I'll be happy with just about any of these. I'll play the most voted comment!

    7 votes
  19. Comment on Let's add (and rearrange?) some groups + a few notes about other short-term plans in ~tildes.official

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    I've seen a little talk about embracing the slow internet. Maybe I prefer it even slower than most. I won't be leaving if new groups are created, I'll be here checking in a few times a day :)...

    I've seen a little talk about embracing the slow internet. Maybe I prefer it even slower than most. I won't be leaving if new groups are created, I'll be here checking in a few times a day :)

    Maybe it helps that I have a slack team with about 6-8 friends (not-anonymous) that chat about all sorts of topics daily. There's actually a parallel between the groups we have and the channels in slack. I've tried to invite them here a few times but none seem interested. They want the super specific groups they love from reddit.

    3 votes