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  1. Comment on Having been on Android for over a decade, I just got my first iPhone! What should I know? in ~tech

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    Wow thank you for that spacebar one! I kept selecting all the text and fumbling around

    Wow thank you for that spacebar one! I kept selecting all the text and fumbling around

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  2. Comment on Having been on Android for over a decade, I just got my first iPhone! What should I know? in ~tech

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    I use Spotify, I'll see if it works with that too! I've come to dislike their app. And thank you for linking me to an ad-blocker! I was actually worried it wouldn't be possible to block ads on iOS...

    I use Spotify, I'll see if it works with that too! I've come to dislike their app.

    And thank you for linking me to an ad-blocker! I was actually worried it wouldn't be possible to block ads on iOS (not sure why I thought so)

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  3. Having been on Android for over a decade, I just got my first iPhone! What should I know?

    So far I have been having a surprisingly easy time learning iOS. It is incredibly intuitive! Though to be fair, my friend who has always been on iOS said the same thing about Android when she...

    So far I have been having a surprisingly easy time learning iOS. It is incredibly intuitive! Though to be fair, my friend who has always been on iOS said the same thing about Android when she switched.

    There are so many things that are basically identical on the two operating systems. But I am sure I am missing out on a lot of things that my iPhone 13 can do that my Samsung A50 could not do.

    So far I'm really loving the switch, everything feels smooth. But I am very accepting of any tips and tricks that anyone might have up their sleeves! 😊

    19 votes
  4. Comment on I don't think time helps in ~talk

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    I relate to this so much. It does indeed feel like this battle with mental health going to be a lifelong struggle - I'm 28 and have started to cut myself again despite thinking it was something I...

    I relate to this so much. It does indeed feel like this battle with mental health going to be a lifelong struggle - I'm 28 and have started to cut myself again despite thinking it was something I was done with, having been ok for 3-ish years

    4 votes
  5. Comment on “I have become convinced that Kremlin has made a decision to invade Ukraine later this winter.” (Dec 21, 2021) in ~misc

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    He has really hit the nail on the head with his analysis, damn. Except for stopping development of Nord Stream 2, there are indeed no sanctions on fossil fuels (yet) ETA: Case in point -...

    Energy prices are skyrocketing. Europe is wholly dependent on Russia’s gas and even the US is currently importing Russia’s crude oil. There is little chance there will be economic sanctions on fossil fuels as a result

    He has really hit the nail on the head with his analysis, damn. Except for stopping development of Nord Stream 2, there are indeed no sanctions on fossil fuels (yet)

    ETA: Case in point - https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/russia-ukraine-latest-news-2022-03-04/card/shell-buys-russian-oil-at-bargain-price-2ZljvO2HQlmPm5d5aAgG

    3 votes
  6. Comment on World's biggest shipping company sees record profit as demand surges – Denmark's AP Moeller-Maersk saw 2021 revenue come in at $61.8 billion in ~finance

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    This news has created quite a debate here in Denmark because they abuse any way possible to avoid paying taxes. Loopholes, exemptions, you name it...

    This news has created quite a debate here in Denmark because they abuse any way possible to avoid paying taxes. Loopholes, exemptions, you name it...

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) | First look in ~movies

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    That looks amazing! I have a weird aversion about animated movies (don't ask me why), but my girlfriend convinced me to watch the first one and it completely blew me away. Very excited to watch this!

    That looks amazing!

    I have a weird aversion about animated movies (don't ask me why), but my girlfriend convinced me to watch the first one and it completely blew me away. Very excited to watch this!

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

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    Age of Empires IV This game is so good! I was too young to really understand AoE II when it was out, but I played a lot of AoE III and I am ecstatic to be here for this fourth installment. I...

    Age of Empires IV

    This game is so good! I was too young to really understand AoE II when it was out, but I played a lot of AoE III and I am ecstatic to be here for this fourth installment. I looked forward to it ever since it was announced and it is just amazing. I am aware that I'm fangirling a bit much, but I really do feel that it is that good.

    It is taking up a lot of the time I would previously spend on New World, which I really thought was great initially. But the longer I played and the higher level I reached, the more its faults became obvious. Anyway, if you have ever liked RTS type games, I would say that AoE IV is the game of the year.

    6 votes
  9. Cyberpunk 2077

    Hi everyone, just a quick question! It's been more than a year since it was released so I was wondering if those who own it and have played it can advise whether or not it's become better to play?...

    Hi everyone, just a quick question!

    It's been more than a year since it was released so I was wondering if those who own it and have played it can advise whether or not it's become better to play?

    I reckon everyone here remembers all the drama and bugs in it, but I also recall seeing people saying that it was a fine game back when it released. So... Is it worth the while to give it a shot now? I was thinking that I would perhaps buy it as a christmas present for myself.

    Edit: Not gonna lie, I actually forgot that I posted this! Thanks so much to everyone for your responses!

    13 votes
  10. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Just finished Rome an hour ago. Binged both seasons in 3 days - so needless to say, it was quite good! Season 1 was almost perfect but I thought season 2 really lacked in a lot of ways, which is...

    Just finished Rome an hour ago. Binged both seasons in 3 days - so needless to say, it was quite good! Season 1 was almost perfect but I thought season 2 really lacked in a lot of ways, which is understandable from what I've heard about them wanting to try to wrap things up as they knew it would not get more seasons. I'm very happy to have finally watched it though, it had been on my list for many years.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    Covid blackout? What?

    Covid blackout? What?

    11 votes
  12. Comment on What's something that is, surprisingly, made with animal products? in ~enviro

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    I was so surprised when a muslim at the school I went to said that they couldn't eat gummy bears because of gelatin. Had no idea it came from pigs

    I was so surprised when a muslim at the school I went to said that they couldn't eat gummy bears because of gelatin. Had no idea it came from pigs

    3 votes
  13. Looking for more home and building related content!

    I'm really not sure if I posted this in the right place, but I have been watching the Youtube channel "The B1M" and the guy's other channel "Tomorrow's Build" and I really like his type of...

    I'm really not sure if I posted this in the right place, but I have been watching the Youtube channel "The B1M" and the guy's other channel "Tomorrow's Build" and I really like his type of content. I've also been watching tv shows about homes and the types of people who live in what homes in which parts of the country (Denmark). I also watched a couple of episodes of "The World's Most Extraordinary Homes" on Netflix...

    So yeah, I obviously really have an itching for more content along the lines of buildings and especially homes. So, does anyone have suggestion on what to watch next?

    6 votes
  14. Comment on Why are nobody talking about the Euros here? in ~sports

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    I definitely think a majority of the users here are Americans, and a majority probably do not care for sports at all - a lot of the discussions here are about tech. But the US is hosting most of...

    I definitely think a majority of the users here are Americans, and a majority probably do not care for sports at all - a lot of the discussions here are about tech.

    But the US is hosting most of the matches of the World Cup in 2026, so hopefully that will garner more interest in soccer. I do feel like it's beginning to catch on there, especially because of how well the women's national team is doing.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~lgbt

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    Corporations using pride is always going to be about money, but this is the most correct way to do rainbow capitalism - at least from what I've seen so far.

    Corporations using pride is always going to be about money, but this is the most correct way to do rainbow capitalism - at least from what I've seen so far.

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

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    I resubscribed to World of Warcraft for the nth time in 15 years, this time because of the release of the classic version of The Burning Crusade. But just like the release of Battle for Azeroth...

    I resubscribed to World of Warcraft for the nth time in 15 years, this time because of the release of the classic version of The Burning Crusade. But just like the release of Battle for Azeroth and Shadowlands, I seem to have nearly fully lost the will to play WoW anymore - it just isn't as fun as it used to be, when I was in my teens (27 now). I guess you kind of change as time passes, but it still makes me sad that I no longer care for it, because I have literally spent tens of thousands of hours on WoW.

    Anyways, I resubscribed and it was fun for a couple of days. But I quickly realised that it's the same old grind as it always was - it was fun to visit the old places though.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Looking for "gender questioning" content and personal experiences in ~lgbt

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    This short film is what finally made me admit to myself that I am trans, after years of questioning. I'd recommend giving it a watch regardless of your situation, really, because it's just so, so...

    This short film is what finally made me admit to myself that I am trans, after years of questioning. I'd recommend giving it a watch regardless of your situation, really, because it's just so, so good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOzSq6BSen0

    8 votes
  18. Comment on Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are splitting up after twenty-seven years in ~news

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    Are we siblings? My parents were the exact same - mom fighting to make it work, dad not caring. She brought up ideas for how to celebrate their anniversary, trying really hard to mend their...

    Are we siblings?

    My parents were the exact same - mom fighting to make it work, dad not caring. She brought up ideas for how to celebrate their anniversary, trying really hard to mend their relationship and everything, and all my dad could say was that "there was nothing to celebrate"

    6 votes