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  1. Comment on Meet the covid super-dodgers in ~health.coronavirus

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    My wife brought it home from a work trip last week. I'm still getting over it. On the one hand I'm suprised it took this long to get. On the other hand it's pretty annoying I didn't do anything...

    My wife brought it home from a work trip last week. I'm still getting over it. On the one hand I'm suprised it took this long to get. On the other hand it's pretty annoying I didn't do anything interesting to get it. As a plus the horrible fucking arthritis pain the vaccines gave me aren't a part of this, so that's nice.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Thor: Love And Thunder comes under fire for queerbaiting in ~movies

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    I'm pretty sure that was Ron Desantis posturing. Since right of the gates it would end up moving over a billion dollars of debt over to the county. Disney said this outright and said the ball was...

    I'm pretty sure that was Ron Desantis posturing. Since right of the gates it would end up moving over a billion dollars of debt over to the county. Disney said this outright and said the ball was in the state's court, I've heard nothing since.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Should I quit smoking right now, or wait? in ~health

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    You're better off quiting, the sooner the better. The longer you smoke the harder it is to quit. I smoked heavily for over twenty years and quiting was no fun. I was dizzy as fuck from getting...

    You're better off quiting, the sooner the better. The longer you smoke the harder it is to quit. I smoked heavily for over twenty years and quiting was no fun. I was dizzy as fuck from getting more oxygen than I was used to, that lasted four or five days. I was exhausted but on edge for weeks. My sense of taste change, a lot of foods just tasted like weird ass chemicals. And everything smelled like shit, I cannot stress this enough as it lasted for about two years (I was abusing prescription nasal spray at one point trying to deaden it for fucks sakes.) I'm a firm believer that anyone who tells you how great getting your sense of smell back has never experienced it.

    Anyway, don't be like me quit sooner than later. As far as vaping goes, that's a good idea. Just be aware that there are two types of nic, your old style box mod style vapes and you pod style vapes. The pod style use salt nic base and the mod style usually don't. Salt nic hits more like actual cigs where the old standard vg, pg, nic base doesn't. Salt nic is also a lot more addictive. So If you're trying to get off of nicotine I would recommend avoiding salt nic type vapes. Good luck.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on What are your failed hobbies? in ~hobbies

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    I pretty much did the same. I wound up putting Rasbian OS on it and a little program to randomly play mp4s, so I could sleep easier in hotels. It's been sitting in a box since the pandemnic started.

    I pretty much did the same. I wound up putting Rasbian OS on it and a little program to randomly play mp4s, so I could sleep easier in hotels. It's been sitting in a box since the pandemnic started.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (March 2022) in ~talk

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    I hadn't even thought about calling his parents, which I haven't decided if I will or not. But I do think that that's a good option. I wonder if they still have a home phone, I still remember the...

    I hadn't even thought about calling his parents, which I haven't decided if I will or not. But I do think that that's a good option. I wonder if they still have a home phone, I still remember the number. Your experience was very helpful and not just in a small way. So fucking thank you.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (March 2022) in ~talk

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    Wow, thank you for this. It really hits close to home. Thank you.

    Wow, thank you for this. It really hits close to home. Thank you.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (March 2022) in ~talk

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    My best friend for thirty years died of brain cancer the other day. I found out about two hours before my wife started surgery( it went well.) During the surgery I was going back and forth between...

    My best friend for thirty years died of brain cancer the other day. I found out about two hours before my wife started surgery( it went well.) During the surgery I was going back and forth between my wife's mom about the surgery. And at the same time, I was going back and forth with my friend's wife. It was rough. I found out the last time we zoomed, his gutteral yell 'bye' to me was the first thing he had said outloud in a long time and was last thing he said. He died a week later, the day after his 46th birthday. Overall, I'm doing so much better than I would've expected. He was in bad shape and is better off now. Sometimes I feel like I should cry but I'm not really sad either, it's really weird. I used to be really close to his family but I haven't seen them in about fifteen years. One of our previous roomates called me to ask if I was going to the funeral, I hadn't thought about it, but it hit me I really don't want to. It seems like a terrible fucking idea to fly to the other side of the U.S. to see the person I've experienced the most with's corpse with shitty make up on, and then sitting in a hotel alone waiting to fly home. Seems really selfish but that's how I'm feeling.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on If you could make one change to improve your favorite sport, what would it be? in ~sports

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    It's the same thing that the NBA does. Where obvious penalties aren't called by the officials because it's the playoffs. It usually benefits the bigger market teams or at least the more physical...

    It's the same thing that the NBA does. Where obvious penalties aren't called by the officials because it's the playoffs. It usually benefits the bigger market teams or at least the more physical ones. It's why there are so many injuries in the playoffs. If it's a penalty in the regular season than it should be in the playoffs too. I find it frustrating.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on If you could make one change to improve your favorite sport, what would it be? in ~sports

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    "play off hockey", it's bullshit that the rules are conveniently ignored because the game is 'important.' I would kill that instantly.

    "play off hockey", it's bullshit that the rules are conveniently ignored because the game is 'important.' I would kill that instantly.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Star Wars: Project 4K80 (Empire) Beta is out! in ~movies

  11. Comment on Star Wars: Project 4K80 (Empire) Beta is out! in ~movies

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    I would love to check it out but you need an invite code to register. Can I get one?

    I would love to check it out but you need an invite code to register. Can I get one?

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (February 2022) in ~talk

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    That's fucking fantastic. I would much rather have less anxiety than less depression. With less anxiety you will wind up having more fun, bonding with people, doing hobbies and ultimately doing a...

    That's fucking fantastic. I would much rather have less anxiety than less depression. With less anxiety you will wind up having more fun, bonding with people, doing hobbies and ultimately doing a lot of things that kick the shit out of depression. I've been there, I don't miss it. I was afraid of losing who I was. But once I lost some anxiety, thanks psychedelics, the depression slowly went away as I adventured out. I didn't lose who I was, I upgraded. And I hope you get to experience the same. Yes, I still struggle at times but it's nothing like those years I spent trapped. Just knowing it's temporary and will pass is a huge upgrade alone. Congratulations!

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  13. Comment on Meh-lancholy in ~creative

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    Haha, you're right, I always swap harmony and melody. I was referring to that section, it doesn't really sound like a piano to me, it sounds like my old keyboard. But again, I really like the...

    Haha, you're right, I always swap harmony and melody.

    I was referring to that section, it doesn't really sound like a piano to me, it sounds like my old keyboard.

    But again, I really like the track. Thanks for sharing.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Meh-lancholy in ~creative

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    I really liked it. When the bridge hits it feels like it could be separate song, but I really liked the change. Part of me wanted the chords at the beginning to be played by a piano but that's...

    I really liked it. When the bridge hits it feels like it could be separate song, but I really liked the change. Part of me wanted the chords at the beginning to be played by a piano but that's probably just because of my background. I think the main chord progression is a bit melancholy but the rest of the piece actually get pretty upbeat or cheery. If I was to change anything, I would add a melody (you're track is screaming at me that it wants one). And it would be catchy as fuck with a good melody. But I'm not an EDM guy, I'm a classical dick, so take that as you will. It's a good mix and a great track, you should be proud.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on What changes are you looking to make in 2022? in ~talk

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    It doesn't build calluses underneath but will do when in a bind. More of a short term solution.

    It doesn't build calluses underneath but will do when in a bind. More of a short term solution.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on What changes are you looking to make in 2022? in ~talk

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    Sounds great. I just thought I give a tip about guitar. If you haven't really played before, you won't have caluses. But if you take a cotton ball or piece of toilet paper and soak it with a...

    Sounds great. I just thought I give a tip about guitar. If you haven't really played before, you won't have caluses. But if you take a cotton ball or piece of toilet paper and soak it with a little rubbing alcohol and rub it on your finger tips, let it dry, right before you play. You'll have caluses in a couple days and it will save one of the most annoying things about learning to play. Have fun.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Where I live, no one cares about COVID in ~health.coronavirus

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    I think that the intention of this message is to feed the resentment/hate republicans have towards democrats. Because 'if they weren't weak, we wouldn't have to put up with this shit!' is how this...

    I think that the intention of this message is to feed the resentment/hate republicans have towards democrats. Because 'if they weren't weak, we wouldn't have to put up with this shit!' is how this message reads to me.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on When is comedy NOT at the consequence of something else's tragedy? in ~talk

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    Puns

    Puns

    13 votes
  19. Comment on How far do you live from the place you were born? in ~talk

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    2328 Miles, can't wait to mover either closer or further as I'm not too fond of where I'm currently at.

    2328 Miles, can't wait to mover either closer or further as I'm not too fond of where I'm currently at.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on If you've ever wore braces or any similar mouth/teeth focused apparel, what has your experience been like? in ~talk

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    I had top and bottom retainers glued in for two years and braces for four. Yes, the years overlapped so I had retainers and braces cemented in my mouth for two years. It was all through jr high....

    I had top and bottom retainers glued in for two years and braces for four. Yes, the years overlapped so I had retainers and braces cemented in my mouth for two years. It was all through jr high. It was pretty terrible. The retainers left little room for my tongue and screwed up my speech quite a bit. I had terrible headaches from the braces and they would scrape up the inside of my mouth. But when I had them both in the headaches were much worse. They pulled my regular adult cannines that were in place and moved the second four canines, that were up in the gums (I had a full set of fangs), where the old ones were (I have no idea why they didn't just pull the second set.) I hated them and was thrilled when I finally got rid of that shit. They gave me a mouth guard to sleep in. It had three tiny square holes to breath through and the fucking thing didn't fit. I couldn't get it in. I asked for another and was told to just force it. So after a week of migraines I threw it away. My teeth aren't exactly straight and now my jaw doesn't line up, so every time I see a new dentist they recommend I get braces (which is irritating as fuck.) My teeth are somewhat better than before but my orthadonist was pretty much shit, so please shop around for a good one. And if you get braces you'll probably want to avoid shit like taffy.

    1 vote