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  1. Comment on Parenthood venting thread in ~talk

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    I'm in a really good place right now with my five and three year old! Actually my youngest just got out of the hospital but she's bounced back SO FAST it's like it never happened. And actually we...

    I'm in a really good place right now with my five and three year old! Actually my youngest just got out of the hospital but she's bounced back SO FAST it's like it never happened. And actually we had to cancel our whole vacation to see the eclipse because of that.

    But still! My first instinct when writing this reply is that I love my kids right now! And I actually enjoy spending time with them! So it gets better. I hated the younger months/years. But just remember that all this time is vanishingly temporary. One day they'll be out of the house and you'll only see your kid for holidays.

  2. Comment on Iowa hospital IT systems architect used a fake identity for thirty-five years in ~life

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    I wish they stated the motive

    I wish they stated the motive

    8 votes
  3. Comment on Folks in those $100k+ jobs, corporate types, office workers... What would you say you actually do? in ~life

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    You're my customer. I do what I can to make your life easier but nothing I make will ever remove the feeling of sitting under the Sword of Damocles.

    You're my customer. I do what I can to make your life easier but nothing I make will ever remove the feeling of sitting under the Sword of Damocles.

  4. Comment on Owning a dog is a complete misery at the moment in ~life.pets

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    I'm late to the party but I wanted to give you some reassurance. Many, many, many dogs live a great life spending 8hrs a day in their crate while their owners go to work. If your dog is cool in...

    I'm late to the party but I wanted to give you some reassurance. Many, many, many dogs live a great life spending 8hrs a day in their crate while their owners go to work. If your dog is cool in the crate, I hope the time from 7pm - when you got home was fine

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Nintendo is suing the creators of popular Switch emulator Yuzu, saying their tech illegally circumvents Nintendo's software encryption and facilitates piracy in ~games

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    I bought TotK for the Switch but never play it because my kids monopolize the console. Are you saying I can just download Yuzu on my Steam Deck and legally go to Yo Ho Ho to get a rom and play on...

    I bought TotK for the Switch but never play it because my kids monopolize the console. Are you saying I can just download Yuzu on my Steam Deck and legally go to Yo Ho Ho to get a rom and play on my own console??

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Three long-term effects of a "plastic wrap parenting" style in ~life

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    It even mentions helicoptering in the first bullet

    It even mentions helicoptering in the first bullet

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Three long-term effects of a "plastic wrap parenting" style in ~life

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    I've wondered, since kidnappings, murders, etc have gone down over the years, is it BECAUSE of this overprotectiveness?

    I've wondered, since kidnappings, murders, etc have gone down over the years, is it BECAUSE of this overprotectiveness?

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Single-player games to play with my partner in ~games

  9. Comment on We techies are responsible for "You'll own nothing, and you'll enjoy it." in ~talk

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    I just want to buy a good pair of gloves. Where can you do that anymore

    I just want to buy a good pair of gloves. Where can you do that anymore

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Substack turns on its ‘Nazis Welcome!’ sign in ~tech

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    There's not that many. You just see them on the Internet because this is the only place they can proliferate. They're not hanging out at bars. They're not building community in your malls. They're...

    There's not that many. You just see them on the Internet because this is the only place they can proliferate. They're not hanging out at bars. They're not building community in your malls. They're barely here, and you only pay attention because you're on the Internet too.

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

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    I like puzzles. They're tough though

    I like puzzles. They're tough though

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What surprised you the most about becoming a father? in ~life.men

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    That's the biggest thing a gamer doesn't realize. Yes, you'll miss gaming as much, but it really doesn't feel like a sacrifice. It's such a weird dichotomy of emotion.

    That's the biggest thing a gamer doesn't realize. Yes, you'll miss gaming as much, but it really doesn't feel like a sacrifice. It's such a weird dichotomy of emotion.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What everyday things can you replace with a higher-quality alternative? in ~life

  14. Comment on What everyday things can you replace with a higher-quality alternative? in ~life

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    Belt. A leather belt. Make sure it says Full Grain Leather or it isn’t. A bicycle that isn’t the cheapest but is at the top of your budget. You can spend an infinite amount on bikes but there’s a...

    Belt. A leather belt. Make sure it says Full Grain Leather or it isn’t.

    A bicycle that isn’t the cheapest but is at the top of your budget. You can spend an infinite amount on bikes but there’s a sweet spot where you’re spending a lot and it’s worth it.

    Pay to remove ads from apps you use the most. Use the money you get from Google’s Opinion Rewards app.

    On that note, use NextDNS to block ads on the DNS level. It’s not perfect but it’s pretty good.

    You can always make more money, but you can’t make more time. Spend money to save time. House cleaners, grocery delivery, washer/dryer combo, tax preparation, etc

    18 votes
  15. Comment on What compensation will make you accept on-call without regrets? in ~tech

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    Crazy amount of perspective in this thread. I don’t agree with most of it. I used to work cybersecurity ops getting paid $120k/yr. I didn’t take on call very seriously. One day I get paged at 2am...

    Crazy amount of perspective in this thread. I don’t agree with most of it.

    I used to work cybersecurity ops getting paid $120k/yr. I didn’t take on call very seriously. One day I get paged at 2am and worked until 8am on a bad problem. I got a $2k bonus for my temporary, tactical fix that day. Things got patched up later that day.

    I used to drink on nights I was technically on call. Wouldn’t bring my laptop places. Things were usually fine. The company never suffered but I recognize I was playing with fire. As a manager I wouldn’t want me as an employee but I got lucky!

    My schedule was typically one full week of on call per month.

    I don’t do on call anymore in my current position. I don’t miss it. I would totally do it again if I got paid more. But I get paid a shitload already so I wouldn’t be tempted. I would avoid a job with on call in the future.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Israel-Gaza Conflict Discussion Thread in ~news

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    I’m just one dumb guy. I don’t know history or geography very well. Where’s a good start to get educated here

    I’m just one dumb guy. I don’t know history or geography very well. Where’s a good start to get educated here

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Always bet on text in ~humanities

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    I think I read recently that gen z favors subtitles and captions more than any other generation because they watch so much tik tok and short form video. That's just another argument that text...

    I think I read recently that gen z favors subtitles and captions more than any other generation because they watch so much tik tok and short form video. That's just another argument that text always wins

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Apple unveils iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max in ~tech

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    I've had Androids my whole life. This may be my first iPhone because of the USB C connector. Any gotchas I should be worried about? Can I still store all my photos in Google Photos?

    I've had Androids my whole life. This may be my first iPhone because of the USB C connector.

    Any gotchas I should be worried about? Can I still store all my photos in Google Photos?

    1 vote