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  1. Comment on Webcomics recommendations in ~comics

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    I found one off of Mastodon recently that I haven't seen mentioned in the previous thread or this one! Rising Sand is a new-ish(?) webcomic with some really good (in my opinion) art, and a really...

    I found one off of Mastodon recently that I haven't seen mentioned in the previous thread or this one!

    Rising Sand is a new-ish(?) webcomic with some really good (in my opinion) art, and a really interesting world built into the story. There are several character stories interwoven with a "meta-story" and each other, and it's looking to go some interesting places from what I've read. I like it!

  2. Comment on Weekly thread for casual chat and photos of pets in ~life.pets

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    She is.... for us! She's not a fan of anyone that comes near the house though :( All part of having a rescue though!

    She is.... for us! She's not a fan of anyone that comes near the house though :( All part of having a rescue though!

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Weekly thread for casual chat and photos of pets in ~life.pets

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    Here's my girl. She's my step dog-ter, her name is Mildred.

    Here's my girl. She's my step dog-ter, her name is Mildred.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on 34x34 Rubik's Cube in ~arts

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    The action on that is so smooth (3:45). Way smoother than I thought it would have ever been, very satisfying! Looks like it took quite a while to do, that's an incredible amount of plastic to...

    The action on that is so smooth (3:45). Way smoother than I thought it would have ever been, very satisfying!

    Looks like it took quite a while to do, that's an incredible amount of plastic to extrude 👀

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Kendrick Lamar - Meet the Grahams (2024) in ~music

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    This whole thing is really entertaining for me. Not the music, I haven't listened to any of the diss-tracks. But the memes online about the beef are some of the funniest things I've seen in quite...

    This whole thing is really entertaining for me. Not the music, I haven't listened to any of the diss-tracks. But the memes online about the beef are some of the funniest things I've seen in quite some time. /r/blackpeopletwitter is drowning in hilarious shit

    10 votes
  6. I don't think I'm 'grokking' how the fediverse works. (Or at least, how following federated accounts works)

    I'm taking some time to set up a mastodon account, and am currently confused about how following other federated accounts is supposed to work. Let's use https://lemmy.world/c/comicstrips as an...

    I'm taking some time to set up a mastodon account, and am currently confused about how following other federated accounts is supposed to work.

    Let's use https://lemmy.world/c/comicstrips as an example. I go to that link and I see posts from other federated sites, as well as posts made directly on lemmy.world (I presume). I can also view all posts from that community in r.nf as well (https://r.nf/c/comicstrips@lemmy.world). I see all the same posts from the lemmy link.

    What I don't understand is why, when I follow @comicstrips@lemmy.world on mastodon I only ever am shown replies and boosts from the account. I don't see the original image post, which I was expecting.

    What am I missing? For what it's worth I'm using Phanpy to interact with mastodon, but am experiencing the same behavior on mastodon.social as well.

    17 votes
  7. Comment on Hyundai's third car in the World Rally Championship is back in the hands of Andreas Mikkelsen for Rally Croatia in ~sports.motorsports

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    Is Mikkelson a promising up-and-comer? Haven't heard anything about him, but also haven't been following Rally all that closely lately. I know Ott and Thierry are the top dawgs at Hyundai, but I'm...

    Is Mikkelson a promising up-and-comer? Haven't heard anything about him, but also haven't been following Rally all that closely lately. I know Ott and Thierry are the top dawgs at Hyundai, but I'm not sure I've heard of them faring all that well this season. Maybe they need new blood?

    1 vote
  8. Comment on How do you organize your phone's home screens and apps? in ~tech

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    I use Niagara Launcher, been using it for at least 2 years. It prevents me from fiddling around too much with customizing and cluttering the screen. One home screen, with only one folder. Niagara...

    I use Niagara Launcher, been using it for at least 2 years. It prevents me from fiddling around too much with customizing and cluttering the screen.

    Do you have tons of home screens or just one with a ton of folders?

    One home screen, with only one folder. Niagara is a one handed launcher, I scroll using my fingers on one of the edges of the screen to roll through the full apps list.

    Do you use many widgets or not at all?

    Only the "widgets" that come out of the box with Niagara (Calendar, Weather, Time, Battery, etc)

    Do you organize apps by how frequently you use them? Or how similar the apps are to each other? By color of the app icon? Or something else entirely?

    Top 5 most useful apps are at my fingertips on the homescreen. (and the 'adulting' folder which has to do with insurance, money, taxes, etc) Everything else is a simple scroll away.

    10 votes
  9. Comment on Need help planning a pseudo-upgrade for my computer tower in ~comp

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    It's looking like that's the case, barring the new gpu. I'll see if I can swap the mobo, install the new parts and then we'll see how well the games run. Thanks for the advice!

    ... fill in your components to check for wattage draw, because your PSU might be OK even with a new GPU and the new CPU, but it probably depends on the GPU you end up with.

    It's looking like that's the case, barring the new gpu. I'll see if I can swap the mobo, install the new parts and then we'll see how well the games run. Thanks for the advice!

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Need help planning a pseudo-upgrade for my computer tower in ~comp

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    That's what I'm hoping. I have a lot of headroom currently with the substitutions that have been recommended, so I'm holding out hope on a good deal for a gpu

    There should be capacity with your power supply to handle much more powerful modern cards.

    That's what I'm hoping. I have a lot of headroom currently with the substitutions that have been recommended, so I'm holding out hope on a good deal for a gpu

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Need help planning a pseudo-upgrade for my computer tower in ~comp

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    I think this is what I'll be doing for the time being. I was originally concerned that the gpu wouldn't be supported by a new mobo. I went through and made a parts list. Couldn't find the cpu...

    since it sounds like you want to do this on a tight budget, the least expensive option I think would be to upgrade the motherboard now, swapping in the new CPU and RAM and keeping all the other parts (upgrading from the SATA SSD to the NVMe one is an option, but not a requirement). then look for deals on a used graphics card, since a previous-gen card would still be a significant upgrade from your current 970.

    I think this is what I'll be doing for the time being. I was originally concerned that the gpu wouldn't be supported by a new mobo.

    I went through and made a parts list. Couldn't find the cpu cooler that came with the tower, but subbed in another. Seems like I have plenty of head room in the wattage even with the new components

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Need help planning a pseudo-upgrade for my computer tower in ~comp

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    actually turns out the cpu is at 100% at just the loading screen while gpu is showing anywhere from 50% to 85% usage. CPU upgrade it is. Yea it does seem like that, I tried looking up some parts...

    actually turns out the cpu is at 100% at just the loading screen while gpu is showing anywhere from 50% to 85% usage. CPU upgrade it is.

    I don't think you'd be getting a good deal out of any CPU/RAM upgrades that are still available and compatible with that mobo.

    Yea it does seem like that, I tried looking up some parts that would work and they're frankly the same ballpark as the current cpu

    4 votes
  13. Need help planning a pseudo-upgrade for my computer tower

    Pseudo because upgrading some of the parts might have a knock-on effect for other parts. Might end up leading to an upgrade of the whole system, idk. So here's a list of parts that I've already...

    Pseudo because upgrading some of the parts might have a knock-on effect for other parts. Might end up leading to an upgrade of the whole system, idk. So here's a list of parts that I've already acquired. I was originally going to use some of them to fill out the Framework laptop that I pre-ordered... but I had an expensive couple of months earlier this year and figured I could wait on it. :(

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    AMD Ryzen 7 7700x
    Crucial P5 Plus 2TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    (2) 16GB GSkill Flare X5 DDR5 6000 RAM
    $50 Microcenter gift card

    Now here's what I have in my tower currently.

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    Rosewill Thor V2 ATX Full tower case
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670K CPU
    (2) 8GB GSkill DDR3 RAM
    Rosewill 650W 80 Plus Gold PSU
    MSI Z97-GD65 MOBO
    Gigabyte Nvidia 970x Windforce GPU
    1 SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD 250GB
    1 Seagate HDD 1TB

    I'm looking to keep the tower at the very least and reuse it for new components. Right now, I know that the mobo will absolutely need to be replaced IF I'm throwing the ryzen chip in. And with knock-on effect, probably the psu as well since these components are drawing more power. The goal is to get a solid 60 fps on Helldivers (which I can't do at the moment, even on the lowest graphical settings) since it's the most intensive game that I play. With this goal in mind, does it make sense to start using the components I have from the first list, or might it be cheaper to keep them for the framework and get older (still compatible) parts that would fit right in to the system as it stands?

    8 votes
  14. Comment on Natural Habitat Shorts - Mr Sheddingskin in ~hobbies

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    I LOVE Natural Habitat Shorts. They're the only reason I ever open up YT shorts. My personal favorite is the mouth series of shorts. Weird and gets kinda dark near the end, but very funny.

    I LOVE Natural Habitat Shorts. They're the only reason I ever open up YT shorts. My personal favorite is the mouth series of shorts. Weird and gets kinda dark near the end, but very funny.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Looking for a good guide to gigs in ~music

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    I've been getting email alerts from a website called bandsintown for years now. I think I set up an "account" like 5 or 10 years ago. You can link your Spotify account and choose what bands you...

    I've been getting email alerts from a website called bandsintown for years now. I think I set up an "account" like 5 or 10 years ago. You can link your Spotify account and choose what bands you care about following, and you'll get email notifications when they release tour dates. Through it, I've seen events for Tool, The Heavy, Megadeth, Mutoid Man, and Red Fang.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~comp

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    I'm on v123 Nightly and not seeing this behavior on my Pixel 5a. I'm seconding what NonoAdomo suggested.

    I'm on v123 Nightly and not seeing this behavior on my Pixel 5a.

    I'm seconding what NonoAdomo suggested.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on ‘Blue Beetle’: How grassroots backers are trying to boost the Latino-led superhero movie in ~movies

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    So I figure I'll drop in here as im in between a double header of the Blue Beetle Movie and TMNT on this wonderful Friday. I really enjoyed it! Not groundbreaking by any means, but deffo one of...

    So I figure I'll drop in here as im in between a double header of the Blue Beetle Movie and TMNT on this wonderful Friday.

    I really enjoyed it! Not groundbreaking by any means, but deffo one of the stronger movies that DC has put out since probably the first Wonder Woman. The message of "Family=Strength" might resonate stronger with someone who identifies with it, but even as someone with a slightly more tenuous family experience, there were parts that "got me", choked me up. If anyones on the fence about it, i'd say give it a shot!

    1 vote
  18. Comment on You're ruining your feet: A video on how our shoes are too narrow in ~health

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    It's pretty much up to the person that's doing the editing. If you're looking for common patterns of changes to preempt an edit, check the topic log on the right of an already existing thread.

    It's pretty much up to the person that's doing the editing. If you're looking for common patterns of changes to preempt an edit, check the topic log on the right of an already existing thread.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Looking for advice/ideas for helping a puppy with separation anxiety in ~life.pets

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    If i remember correctly, @autumn has 2 dogs that do agility, which I assume takes a bit of training. They might have some ideas but also im not sure if they're still around here.

    If i remember correctly, @autumn has 2 dogs that do agility, which I assume takes a bit of training. They might have some ideas but also im not sure if they're still around here.

  20. Comment on Framework Laptop 16 pre-orders are live in ~tech

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    Agreed, it is one of the most expensive items I've purchased in the last several years. My thinking (hoping) is that it will outlast any other laptop that I would have bought simply because I can...

    Agreed, it is one of the most expensive items I've purchased in the last several years. My thinking (hoping) is that it will outlast any other laptop that I would have bought simply because I can replace components vs buying a whole new laptop, meaning it's the cheaper option the longer that I get use out of it. We'll see how my gamble goes!

    3 votes