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  1. Comment on Battery life of AAA batteries that come with the original products seem unusually long in ~tech

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    Already mentioned that I've switched to rechargeable batteries 😅

    Already mentioned that I've switched to rechargeable batteries 😅

  2. Comment on Teach me about biryani in ~food

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    Finally a thread where I can contribute in some detail. At it's very core, the idea of Biryani is slow cooked rice over marinated meat. There are multiple regional variations, each with their own...

    Finally a thread where I can contribute in some detail.

    At it's very core, the idea of Biryani is slow cooked rice over marinated meat. There are multiple regional variations, each with their own changes to it, but this is bare minimum idea. This is also why a lot of people (myself included) consider "Veg biryani" to be a misnormer. As vegetables won't take that long to cook even over low heat, it can't really be biryani. That said, Vegetable Biryani (or more accurately Vegetable Pulao) are really popular across various circles, and I try not to be pedantic about it.

    I will highly recommend this video from Ranveer brar, who's a pretty famous Indian chef. This video is for the Hyderabad stlye biryani, which is one of the more popular biryani variations in India. The other main ones are Lucknow style (funnily enough can't find the video for it, even thought the chef himself hails from Lucknow), and Kolkata style which are also available on his channel. There are other regional variations as well, but they are generally minor deviations from these three.

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  3. Comment on Battery life of AAA batteries that come with the original products seem unusually long in ~tech

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    I tried most of the expensive brands with disappointing results, so that's why I was wondering if the manufacturers had something even more premium available to them.

    I tried most of the expensive brands with disappointing results, so that's why I was wondering if the manufacturers had something even more premium available to them.

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  4. Comment on Battery life of AAA batteries that come with the original products seem unusually long in ~tech

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    I hadn't thought of that, and it does seem pretty reasonable.

    I hadn't thought of that, and it does seem pretty reasonable.

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  5. Battery life of AAA batteries that come with the original products seem unusually long

    Hey folks of tildes, I wanted to see if anyone has similar experiences as mine and if they know the reason for this. I've purchased a few items which came with AAA battery pre-installed...

    Hey folks of tildes,

    I wanted to see if anyone has similar experiences as mine and if they know the reason for this. I've purchased a few items which came with AAA battery pre-installed (Chromecast from Google, Weighing scale from Xiaomi). These batteries lasted for an incredibly long time, Chromecast lasted over 1.5 years and Xiaomi's scale lasted for a similar time. Any third party battery I've purchased (Energizer, Duracell, Panasonic, Eveready and few others which I can't recall) last for a couple months at best.

    I've now switched to rechargeable batteries, to reduce the waste I was creating. Still, I was really curious if anyone has a similar experience, and if they know the reason for it.

    28 votes
  6. Comment on My phone just won't let me click things once anymore in ~tech

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    I have a Samsung Galaxy S22, so your mileage may vary but it has a feature which cycles through all the sensors/blocks(screen, microphone, wifi, 5g etc) and checks them for any defects. One of...

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S22, so your mileage may vary but it has a feature which cycles through all the sensors/blocks(screen, microphone, wifi, 5g etc) and checks them for any defects. One of those is where you have to click on boxes on the screen. Might want to check if the issue you're experiencing is all across the screen or any particular areas.

    Edit: You might already have checked there, but samsung members app is generally a good source for finding people with similar issues.

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  7. Comment on Developing countries emit 2/3 of the world's carbon: they can't afford the lending terms of renewable projects in ~enviro

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    Apart from the capital intensive nature of moving towards renewables, there is also the movement of major polluting industries to third world countries as apart of the western world's decrease in...

    Apart from the capital intensive nature of moving towards renewables, there is also the movement of major polluting industries to third world countries as apart of the western world's decrease in emissions.

    Because of the rising taxes/regulations on industries which are polluting, they shift towards areas where the regulations are not as high. This definitely skews the metric in favour of western countries in terms of direct emissions, but as they are still the consumers of most of these goods, the indirect emissions do remain high.

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  8. Comment on Spotify is the world's biggest music streamer but rarely turns a profit and just cut 17% of its workforce – its business model looks increasingly precarious in ~tech

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    But I'm guessing that used media wouldn't lead to any revenue for them.

    But I'm guessing that used media wouldn't lead to any revenue for them.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on What everyday things can you replace with a higher-quality alternative? in ~life

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    I'm guessing the spoon or butter knife people use

    I'm guessing the spoon or butter knife people use

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Costco capitalism in ~finance

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    "Corporations only act as ethical as their subset of consumers, and consumers only are pressured to only act as ethical as their value-maximizing formulas allow them to be. This means that making...

    "Corporations only act as ethical as their subset of consumers, and consumers only are pressured to only act as ethical as their value-maximizing formulas allow them to be. This means that making a premature leap towards offering more progressive yet more expensive products or services comes with risk."

    This really stands out and puts a lens back on how us as consumers make decisions.

    18 votes
  11. Comment on Recommended tablet/2in1 for ~$1200? in ~tech

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    I recently purchased an Asus Vivobook for my brother, and he's been enjoying it. It's a slightly bulkier product than the examples you've listed, so keep that in mind, but then it's also a fully...

    I recently purchased an Asus Vivobook for my brother, and he's been enjoying it. It's a slightly bulkier product than the examples you've listed, so keep that in mind, but then it's also a fully fledged windows laptop if you need it to be.

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  12. Comment on Microsoft might want to be making Windows 12 a subscription OS, suggests leak in ~tech

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    I believe that's just the ongoing enshittification of all products, by all companies. As someone who used to work as Microsoft's external employee about 7 years ago, Azure definitely changed for...

    I believe that's just the ongoing enshittification of all products, by all companies.

    As someone who used to work as Microsoft's external employee about 7 years ago, Azure definitely changed for the better after Nadella took over.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Unity CEO steps down in ~games

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    So is Photoshop. Do you think artists using Photoshop should pay Adobe some license fee for any product they make? Edit: Apologies if this seems snarky, wasn't my intent. Basically, the point is...

    So is Photoshop. Do you think artists using Photoshop should pay Adobe some license fee for any product they make?

    Edit: Apologies if this seems snarky, wasn't my intent. Basically, the point is that the Gaming studios/devs have already paid Unity for the product/service. In my opinion, Unity shouldn't get a piece of the success a game built on it's engine, because 1/ They were paid for their engine 2/ Apart from the engine itself, they had no contribution to the game.

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  14. Comment on Unity CEO steps down in ~games

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    But why should a Studio share their profits with Unity, when they've already paid Unity for the product itself

    But why should a Studio share their profits with Unity, when they've already paid Unity for the product itself

    15 votes
  15. Comment on Looking for Magsafe wallet recommendations in ~life.style

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    I got in touch with service agents about the delivery bit last week (have some travel plans, wanted some details), and they seemed confident about shipping late October. Fingers Crossed.

    I got in touch with service agents about the delivery bit last week (have some travel plans, wanted some details), and they seemed confident about shipping late October. Fingers Crossed.

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  16. Comment on Looking for Magsafe wallet recommendations in ~life.style

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    It's not clear from the photos on Amazon, does it have separate storage for cash?

    It's not clear from the photos on Amazon, does it have separate storage for cash?

  17. Comment on Looking for Magsafe wallet recommendations in ~life.style

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    It's still in pre-order, I think I kind a jumped the gun on it, but they looked really good :D

    It's still in pre-order, I think I kind a jumped the gun on it, but they looked really good :D

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  18. Comment on Looking for Magsafe wallet recommendations in ~life.style

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    Yeah, I wish there was a way to edit the title to say Magsafe wallet 😅

    Yeah, I wish there was a way to edit the title to say Magsafe wallet 😅

    4 votes
  19. Looking for Magsafe wallet recommendations

    I've recently purchased a cover for my android phone, which supports Magsafe (dBrand Ghost for anyone looking for the product). I'm trying to find Magsafe compatible wallets, with the following...

    I've recently purchased a cover for my android phone, which supports Magsafe (dBrand Ghost for anyone looking for the product). I'm trying to find Magsafe compatible wallets, with the following requirements:

    1. Hold about 4 cards
    2. Have sufficient space for cash (essential), and a pouch for coins (preferable)
    3. Would be great if it could act as a stand for the phone in portrait or landscape mode. (preferrable)
    14 votes
  20. Comment on How do you keep track of your subscriptions? in ~tech

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    Ahh ok. I've been recently experimenting with Edge on my work laptop (can't use firefox, as org policies don't allow account syncing on Firefox, but do on edge. Weird, I know). Edge has a vertical...

    Ahh ok.

    I've been recently experimenting with Edge on my work laptop (can't use firefox, as org policies don't allow account syncing on Firefox, but do on edge. Weird, I know). Edge has a vertical tool bar to ease out access for stuff like this and it's become a favourite of mine. It's basically a better version of Side View from Firefox's pilot program.

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