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  1. Comment on What browser do you use? How have you customized it? in ~tech

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    I've been using Brave lately with uBlock Origin as a fallback for ad-blocking, Dark Reader and my password manager. I like the sense of privacy and protection (also has built in HTTP Everywhere)...

    I've been using Brave lately with uBlock Origin as a fallback for ad-blocking, Dark Reader and my password manager. I like the sense of privacy and protection (also has built in HTTP Everywhere) in Brave and I fire up Chrome when I need to see if its Brave that's blocking some content on a site or my Pi-hole.

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

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    I just started Hyperion after seeing it recommended somewhere (either here or Reddit) I think after I saw some discussion on the 1st Dune book which I loved. So far it's alright, I'm not...

    I just started Hyperion after seeing it recommended somewhere (either here or Reddit) I think after I saw some discussion on the 1st Dune book which I loved. So far it's alright, I'm not particularly enjoying that it seems the majority (I'm about ~40-50% done) of the book will be about the pasts of the initial characters but I am interested in the main storyline so far.

    After this I may give Old Man's War a shot and then start again on the Expanse books. I absolutely loved the Expanse books and stopped reading because I was waiting for the authors to finish up the rest of the books and didn't want to wait. I'll probably start from the beginning and just re-read them all.

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

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    I was reading Tribe of Hackers and one of the books that popped up a lot under recommendations from the people was The Cuckoo's Egg. I'm about halfway through the book and I love it.

    I was reading Tribe of Hackers and one of the books that popped up a lot under recommendations from the people was The Cuckoo's Egg. I'm about halfway through the book and I love it.

    The Cuckoo's Egg Takes place in the mid eighties at Berkeley and follows Cliff Stoll, an astronomer turned cyber-sleuth when the department's accounting software turns up with a discrepancy one month. After an investigation into the accounting software, Cliff finds the footprints of an unknown party and begins the chase.

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  4. Comment on MLS Week 8: All Matches Discussion in ~sports

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    CHIvCOL - Ongoing but nice to see Djordie get his first goal and it looks like they may pull out a win in front of fans (as opposed to the stadium being empty like normal for being in BFE). Dax...

    CHIvCOL - Ongoing but nice to see Djordie get his first goal and it looks like they may pull out a win in front of fans (as opposed to the stadium being empty like normal for being in BFE). Dax with a great pass for Chicago's second goal. I'm hoping they'll finish up with a win. Also nice to see Katai get his first goal of the season. I thought the use of VAR for the red card was a good call, dangerous tackle. Jesse's having a great game.

    ATLvFCD - Missed the first 25 minutes of the ATLvFCD because I have ESPN+ and Sling Orange+Blue but ESPNews isn't included in either of those packages so I was able to find a stream. Super frustrating to try and do something legally and get screwed so I just cancelled my Roku and am moving over to YouTube TV. Anywho, I thought it was a great game, Pomykal did well and was pleased to see the Acosta goal.

    Hopefully your Timbers don't get screwed by lack of VAR calls again u/maze.

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  5. Comment on MLS Week 3: All Match Discussions in ~sports

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    Probably not what you were hoping for, but I'm glad FCC got a great win on their home opener.

    Probably not what you were hoping for, but I'm glad FCC got a great win on their home opener.

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  6. Comment on MLS Week 3: All Match Discussions in ~sports

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    I was able to catch the first part of the Fire game and yup, it's still the Dumpster Fire, though I'm glad it wasn't a shutout at least. Attendance looked abysmal as usual (I remember when I was...

    I was able to catch the first part of the Fire game and yup, it's still the Dumpster Fire, though I'm glad it wasn't a shutout at least. Attendance looked abysmal as usual (I remember when I was back in Texas I could almost always look forward to beating the Fire in attendance). They got a new investor last year and I was hoping for something to drastically change but that doesn't appear like it'll be in the cards. I'm still hoping they're able to get rid of the Bridgeview stadium. Hell, I'd be content if they fold the team for a year and rebrand.

    I'm looking forward to watching the FCC game and I'm glad they were able to get a sellout for the first home game. I hope they have the same success when they get their stadium completed (I don't know anything about it, but hopefully it's in a good location). Will you have any pictures to share @maze?

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  7. Comment on MLS Week 3: All Match Discussions in ~sports

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    Highlights Seattle Sounders @ Chicago Fire FC Dallas @ Columbus Crew Vancouver Whitecaps @ Houston Dynamo San Jose Earthquakes @ New York Red Bulls Montreal Impact @ Orlando City SC Real Salt Lake...
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  8. Comment on MLS Week 2: All Match Discussions in ~sports

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    I'm also interested to see how FCC do with Kenny Saief and how he'll play into their system (if they have an established working system).

    I'm also interested to see how FCC do with Kenny Saief and how he'll play into their system (if they have an established working system).

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  9. Comment on MLS Week 2: All Match Discussions in ~sports

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    I thought Paxton Pomykal of FC Dallas had a great start and had a lot of good looks. I'm really glad he got a start and an assist, I'm looking forward to watching him play this year. I'd also like...

    I thought Paxton Pomykal of FC Dallas had a great start and had a lot of good looks. I'm really glad he got a start and an assist, I'm looking forward to watching him play this year. I'd also like to see Jesus Ferreira as a sub again at some point since as his first outting he scored. I also forgot how much I hated the Univsision Desportes announcers.

    I didn't have time to catch the whole Chicago Fire game but at least they didn't lose their home opener (barely). I thought Djordje Mihailovic did very well in his first game, no idea how he did against Orlando City.

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  10. Comment on Do you guys run a home server? If so what do you self host? in ~comp

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    I just got a Raspberry Pi purely so I could run it Pi-Hole without worry about keeping it online if I kill one my my Hyper-V hosts (learned a decent amount for work). Otherwise I've been chugging...

    I just got a Raspberry Pi purely so I could run it Pi-Hole without worry about keeping it online if I kill one my my Hyper-V hosts (learned a decent amount for work). Otherwise I've been chugging along with a NUC and an older lower tier gaming rig that I stripped down.

    • Raspberry Pi
      • Pi-Hole
    • Intel NUC running Hyper-V
      • Plex
    • Old FX-8150 build running Hyper-V
      • Unifi Controller (Ubuntu)
      • New Plex server (Ubuntu)
      • ombi for requests (Ubuntu)
      • Sonarr , Radarr, SabNZBD w/ nginx for requests (Ubuntu)
  11. Comment on Do you guys run a home server? If so what do you self host? in ~comp

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    How hard was it to set up an email server? I've read before that it's tricky to get everything working correctly. And sorry to be nosy, any details on your lower power servers? I currently use a...

    How hard was it to set up an email server? I've read before that it's tricky to get everything working correctly.

    And sorry to be nosy, any details on your lower power servers? I currently use a Intel NUC as a Hyper-V host (that I'm hoping to move over to a linux distro within the next few months) along with separate machine with a FX-8150 that I think are a bit power hungry from what I remember.

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  12. Comment on Facebook is being eclipsed by its youthful rival Snapchat in ~tech

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    I'm in the same boat as you. Most everyone I know ends up having a Facebook, even if they don't really use it all that often but very few people (those usually in tech) have a Twitter account.

    I'm in the same boat as you. Most everyone I know ends up having a Facebook, even if they don't really use it all that often but very few people (those usually in tech) have a Twitter account.

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  13. Comment on Name a cool, mostly unknown feature of your OS of choice in ~tech

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    In Windows 10 (maybe other versions as well) CTRL + Shift + Enter will run an application as an admin from the Start menu (cmd and powershell are the most commonly used for me) or from run.

    In Windows 10 (maybe other versions as well) CTRL + Shift + Enter will run an application as an admin from the Start menu (cmd and powershell are the most commonly used for me) or from run.

  14. Comment on Own Goal: The Inside Story of How the USMNT Missed the 2018 World Cup in ~sports

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    I finally broke down and had to read this article after clips posted by different soccer personalities I follow on Twitter. The story may feed a bit too much on some anti-Klinsmann feelings, but I...

    I finally broke down and had to read this article after clips posted by different soccer personalities I follow on Twitter. The story may feed a bit too much on some anti-Klinsmann feelings, but I loved reading this and getting some insight into the whole debacle.

  15. Comment on What upcoming video games are you looking forward to? in ~games

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    Overcooked 2 - Looks to be coming out (leaked E3 slide of Switch games) which is one of the few games my non-gaming significant other doesn't mind playing. I'm excited if it's just an addition of...

    Overcooked 2 - Looks to be coming out (leaked E3 slide of Switch games) which is one of the few games my non-gaming significant other doesn't mind playing. I'm excited if it's just an addition of the first game or a whole new game with added gameplay features.

    Jurassic World Evolution - This is just around the corner. It looks like it'll be a lot of fun, I hope it has the depth to match. I never played the console version, but many people apparently loved it way back when.

    RDR2 - Really hoping this comes to PC. I can see it being like another GTA V situation where it's released months later. The first RDR holds a dear place in gaming memories.

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  16. Comment on What’s your dessert island beer? in ~talk

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    Gotta go with Shiner Bock.

    Gotta go with Shiner Bock.

    1 vote