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  1. Comment on I'm looking for another romcom anime in ~anime

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    I've actually really enjoyed The Quintessential Quintuplets quite a bit these last few days. I don't know why, but I'm kind of embarrased to admit that I like these kind of shows, but it's...

    I've actually really enjoyed The Quintessential Quintuplets quite a bit these last few days. I don't know why, but I'm kind of embarrased to admit that I like these kind of shows, but it's actually really funny. And there's some serious moments as well. Aside from a few select ones, never really watched romcoms before.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on What's something that's better than expected? in ~talk

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    I’ve had the normal Hario Skerton for years and been happy with it.

    I’ve had the normal Hario Skerton for years and been happy with it.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    This week I read two books, The Gunslinger (first part of The Dark Tower) by Stephen King and Small Gods by Terry Pratchett. I also finished my half read copy of Assassin's Apprentice by Robin...

    This week I read two books, The Gunslinger (first part of The Dark Tower) by Stephen King and Small Gods by Terry Pratchett. I also finished my half read copy of Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb.

    Recently I've had a bit of a surge in reading habits especially into fiction and wanted to try something new. I've always wanted to dip my toes in some of King's work so I snatched this from the second-hand bookstore nearby. I read it in two evenings and it was quite weird. I also found it a bit hard to read, so overall not a fan. I hear it get's better but I'm also thinking westerners just don't appeal to me.

    Pratchett was also a new author for me. It was pretty hilarious at times, but overall I found myself reading through it quite quickly without thought. A lot of the comedy is about idiotic characters and I just find it hard to relate to. Furthermore, I guess currently I'm in the mood for immersing myself in a huge overarching plott, so I'm continuing The Farseer Trilogy by reading the second book Royal Assassin. I'll definitely try some other books by Pratchett in between series. I already have Going Postal on my shelf, and my girlfriend recommended Mort.

    On the Japanese front I'm almost done with キノの旅 (Kino no Tabi) and soon starting キッチン (Kitchen) by Banana Yoshimoto. Kino was quite an easy read but reading is still a bit of a chore.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Microsoft Word now flags two spaces after a period as an error in ~tech

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    You can always turn it off. I don't see how enforcing best practice with sane defaults instead of an obsolete standard is hurtful. https://practicaltypography.com/one-space-between-sentences.html

    You can always turn it off. I don't see how enforcing best practice with sane defaults instead of an obsolete standard is hurtful.

    https://practicaltypography.com/one-space-between-sentences.html

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Well I agree it wasn't a huge commercial success per se, but that's a bit unfair comparison I feel. There are still Vita exclusives released every year and stores and Book-offs are loaded with...

    Well I agree it wasn't a huge commercial success per se, but that's a bit unfair comparison I feel. There are still Vita exclusives released every year and stores and Book-offs are loaded with Vita games there.

  6. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Yeah there's a lot going on. What do you mean failed? It's still alive and kicking in Japan.

    Yeah there's a lot going on.

    What do you mean failed? It's still alive and kicking in Japan.

  7. Comment on Firefox 75 released: Ambitions for April in ~tech

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    Agreed! I haven't used a chromium based browser in ages but was recently forced to install one for video calling. I was stupefied how hard the settings were to navigate. Feels like some of that is...

    Agreed! I haven't used a chromium based browser in ages but was recently forced to install one for video calling. I was stupefied how hard the settings were to navigate. Feels like some of that is intentional to hide all the privacy settings..

    5 votes
  8. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Yeah.. I guess if the alternative is to talk to every single person to see what community links are available instead of just sometimes looking at a guide it's not a bad idea. I think I'll just...

    Yeah.. I guess if the alternative is to talk to every single person to see what community links are available instead of just sometimes looking at a guide it's not a bad idea.

    I think I'll just try to experiment with the fusions for now. Only thing I worry if I end up having bad personas with the wrong element and/or skills for a dungeon and somehow get stuck.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I'm playing the original PS2 version. Sadly I never picked up a Vita and the emulation isn't there yet.

    I'm playing the original PS2 version. Sadly I never picked up a Vita and the emulation isn't there yet.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I've been playing Persona 4. This is my second try at the game; last time I dropped it quite quickly when I got overwhelmed by all the fusing possibilities. I contemplating if I should just have...

    I've been playing Persona 4. This is my second try at the game; last time I dropped it quite quickly when I got overwhelmed by all the fusing possibilities. I contemplating if I should just have started on easy, I heard it can get quite difficult/grindy at some point. I'm mostly playing it for the story and learning Japanese at the same time. It is my first "big game" in Japanese, but so far I haven't had any major problems. Especially the dialogue is quite simple to understand. So far I'm about 5 hours in and I think I've only had a tutorial fight and a tutorial dungeon; I guess this is gonna take some time.

    I really need to just not think too much about the fusings and social link possibilities, even though they are easy to miss. I guess it's good practice trying to shake off some of that perfectionist feeling and just enjoy the game as it is; like I did with similar games as a kid.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Phone recommendations: Pixel 2? 3a? Something else? in ~tech

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    How do you deal with push notifications? I used LineageOS with microG which was pretty spotty, until even that stopped working (they had some serious maintainer/developer issues ath the time)....

    How do you deal with push notifications? I used LineageOS with microG which was pretty spotty, until even that stopped working (they had some serious maintainer/developer issues ath the time). Sockets drained by battery really fast. That and the constant updating made me switch to iOS, and I've been pretty happy with it.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Love in the time of coronavirus? in ~life

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    I think the official number at the moment is 24h before symptoms, so not as bad.

    However by the time someone feels sick, they've already been passing this around for five or more days. If someone in our office gets it, we all will.

    I think the official number at the moment is 24h before symptoms, so not as bad.

  13. Comment on What's your streaming equivalent to turning on the TV just to avoid doing your chores in complete silence? in ~talk

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    I listen to Japanese podcasts whenever I have a spare moment, be that walking or doing chores, so I can do my language learning on the side. Honestly most of my learning and proficiency is thanks...

    I listen to Japanese podcasts whenever I have a spare moment, be that walking or doing chores, so I can do my language learning on the side. Honestly most of my learning and proficiency is thanks to this habit.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Eurovision Song Contest 2020 – The Nordic countries have now all made their decisions and picked the acts that they are sending to Rotterdam in May in ~music

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    Agreed, I haven't found a eurovision song this catchy since maybe ever. I love the style and on-purpose goofy dancing.

    Agreed, I haven't found a eurovision song this catchy since maybe ever. I love the style and on-purpose goofy dancing.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Happy International Women's Day! in ~talk

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    Well, I'm not on any social media and most of my friends would not react that negatively. I am mostly talking about the examples I've seen of people trying to promote it on Instagram etc. Could be...

    Well, I'm not on any social media and most of my friends would not react that negatively. I am mostly talking about the examples I've seen of people trying to promote it on Instagram etc. Could be that those cases are the ones rising to the surface which makes it a bit biased.

  16. Comment on Happy International Women's Day! in ~talk

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    The difference, however, is that it's not really celebrated at all and not even acknowledged in most countries. God forbid you make a post about it to promote any problems men face on any SNS and...

    The difference, however, is that it's not really celebrated at all and not even acknowledged in most countries. God forbid you make a post about it to promote any problems men face on any SNS and the usual replies are "lol, men's day is like everyday" or get bullied as some extremist MRA. Pretty much social suicide.

    7 votes
  17. Comment on What are some great songs from your homeland? in ~talk

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    I have to represent a bit here and say that Levan is a common mispelling of the song; it's actually called Ievan polkka. I'm glad it has found it's way to you :)

    I have to represent a bit here and say that Levan is a common mispelling of the song; it's actually called Ievan polkka. I'm glad it has found it's way to you :)

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I started reading キノの旅 (Kino no Tabi/Kino's Journey), which is my second book in Japanese. I'm finding this a bit easier than the first one; maybe it is simpler grammatically or it's possible my...

    I started reading キノの旅 (Kino no Tabi/Kino's Journey), which is my second book in Japanese. I'm finding this a bit easier than the first one; maybe it is simpler grammatically or it's possible my reading comprehension is actually improving! It is a light novel with stand alone chapters, so the repetition is pretty nice for encountering new words more than few times.

    I'm still surprised almost 30% of the books vocabulary (about 4500 unique words) are words appearing only one time, so they are probably not going to stick. Shows how a huge vocab knowledge you really need.. Hopefully I can get there at some point.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Rocket League to end support for macOS and Linux in ~games

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    I actually preferred to run it with Proton (with Vulkan enabled), since it got much better performance than the native port; almost identical Windows. It was quite surprising.

    I actually preferred to run it with Proton (with Vulkan enabled), since it got much better performance than the native port; almost identical Windows. It was quite surprising.

  20. Comment on Game: Can You Defeat the Privacy Chicken? in ~games

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    The text gets stuck to LOADING so I guess I won.

    The text gets stuck to LOADING so I guess I won.

    3 votes