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  1. Comment on We are back at square one of personal messaging in ~tech

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    You use the app in place of your default (or Signal) SMS app, everything routes through it instead. So when you download the desktop app, as long as your phone is online, and you're logged in with...

    You use the app in place of your default (or Signal) SMS app, everything routes through it instead. So when you download the desktop app, as long as your phone is online, and you're logged in with your Pulse account, you will see your text messages (and Pulse messages) through both apps.

    It's one number, whatever your SIM's number is.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Don’t buy a 5G smartphone—at least, not for a while in ~tech

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    You didn't, @Keegan did. @cfabbro just didn't check and assumed since you involved yourself, it must have been you.

    You didn't, @Keegan did. @cfabbro just didn't check and assumed since you involved yourself, it must have been you.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on We are back at square one of personal messaging in ~tech

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    While I don't believe it has any special security features, Pulse offers desktop SMS for a one time fee. Or at least it was when I bought it. It's a single guy developing it, AFAIK.

    While I don't believe it has any special security features, Pulse offers desktop SMS for a one time fee. Or at least it was when I bought it.

    It's a single guy developing it, AFAIK.

  4. Comment on We are back at square one of personal messaging in ~tech

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    I just wish Signal supported SMS-to-Desktop-App, like Pulse does. It's more efficient for me to reply to SMS via a desktop app when using the computer. Reduces the amount I pick up my phone....

    I just wish Signal supported SMS-to-Desktop-App, like Pulse does. It's more efficient for me to reply to SMS via a desktop app when using the computer. Reduces the amount I pick up my phone. Especially if I decide to move to the Palm phone because I hate large phones and I hate overusing my phone.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    That's awesome! I hope you enjoy the heck out of it!

    That's awesome! I hope you enjoy the heck out of it!

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Jordan Peterson & The Meaning of Life | Philosophy Tube in ~humanities

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    Unlikely that they will.

    Unlikely that they will.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    As a follow up to this: I got a Hannya mask tattoo at the Expo. My partner got a coffee pot with a flower beside it on her arm. I do not have a picture of hers though, just the one of mine (linked...

    As a follow up to this: I got a Hannya mask tattoo at the Expo. My partner got a coffee pot with a flower beside it on her arm. I do not have a picture of hers though, just the one of mine (linked above).

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

  9. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Dungeon as in Dungeon!? I just played that a few months ago for the first time. I was in the process of transcribing the manual rules to make a tweaked version for my friends based on the original...

    Dungeon as in Dungeon!? I just played that a few months ago for the first time. I was in the process of transcribing the manual rules to make a tweaked version for my friends based on the original Legend of Zelda haha I haven't finished transcribing though. Sitting in my OneNote (and now Indigrid) waiting to be completed. Then I have to design a map to layout, and then figure out how the hell I'm going to make a board of my own. I'm digging a hole for myself that I can't find a way out of.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What are you playing this week? in ~games

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    o_o; n...nani?! $3000? Fuck. My. Life... I wish.

    o_o; n...nani?!

    $3000? Fuck. My. Life... I wish.

  11. Comment on What are you playing this week? in ~games

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    This week has been completely filled with Rise to Ruins. I did play a bit of Stardew Valley but that was to show my partner what it is. I may try to get her to play it. If she likes it, I may buy...

    This week has been completely filled with Rise to Ruins. I did play a bit of Stardew Valley but that was to show my partner what it is. I may try to get her to play it. If she likes it, I may buy it for her for PC if her laptop can handle it once she gets it back.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on What are you playing this week? in ~games

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    It can get pretty angry when there's enough stuff on screen. Sucks that you can't play it though :(

    It can get pretty angry when there's enough stuff on screen. Sucks that you can't play it though :(

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Rise to Ruins is tough if you play it the way it's designed to be played. It's also developed by one dude, all of the art is hand pixelled. It's wondrous. I did enjoy God of War, up to the point...

    Rise to Ruins is tough if you play it the way it's designed to be played. It's also developed by one dude, all of the art is hand pixelled. It's wondrous.

    I did enjoy God of War, up to the point I'm at. The first time playing it, though, I found the combat hard to adjust to, but once you do, it's not bad. I was just spoiled from the smooth combat mechanics of Horizon Zero Dawn, after dumping too many hours into it haha.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What are you reading these days? #17 in ~books

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    I have a number of books on hold but quite a few in my To-Read category. Current on-hold: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin, Shroud of Eternity by Terry Goodkind, The Happiness Advantage by...

    I have a number of books on hold but quite a few in my To-Read category.

    Current on-hold:
    A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin,
    Shroud of Eternity by Terry Goodkind,
    The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor,
    Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

    To-Read:
    All of A Song of Fire and Ice,
    The Sky People by Terry Goodkind,
    the Wax and Wayne trilogy by Brandon Sanderson,
    Arcanum Unbound by Brandon Sanderson,
    All of The Black Company by Glen Cook,

    I'm behind by a lot. I need to make more time to read, but I choose not to. I don't even have a good reason why.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    It's dependent on my mood and mental state. If I want to play a game but don't know what to play, I tend to go with a game I've played before. I will go with a classic of some sort, so looking at...

    It's dependent on my mood and mental state.

    If I want to play a game but don't know what to play, I tend to go with a game I've played before. I will go with a classic of some sort, so looking at either a DOS game like Stronghold or an NES, SNES, or Gameboy game.

    I've been playing a lot of Rise to Ruins recently. I also play some Roguelites like Rogue Legacy or Binding of Isaac. I enjoy Stardew Valley, but also try to find time to play AAAish games like God of War (2018), though I don't play many AAA games. I find most of them seem boring.

    I don't enjoy multiplayer, really. I prefer single player experiences.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Going to a Tattoo expo tomorrow with my partner. She has a tattoo booked in the early afternoon, and I'm going to see what I can find for getting a flash one. Tonight is buying new shoes, as my...

    Going to a Tattoo expo tomorrow with my partner. She has a tattoo booked in the early afternoon, and I'm going to see what I can find for getting a flash one. Tonight is buying new shoes, as my the top fabric part of my left skater shoe separated partially from the rubber bottom, but that's my fault for buying a cheap pair from Walmart. The reason I did was because that style is hard to find nowadays (the fat-lipped style of skate shoe from the late 90s, early to mid 00s. Then Subway and board games.

    Sunday is an open day, so we'll see. Probably play some Rise to Ruins. I don't have any hobbies beyond watching TV and video games, so I'm really boring.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Move back to your dying hometown. Unless you can’t. in ~life

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    In a reasonable distance? Under 5 km? Without having to take transit?

    In a reasonable distance? Under 5 km? Without having to take transit?

  18. Comment on Shuffle your entire music library, then tell me about the first five tracks that come up. in ~music

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    Limp - Sumo Cyco (YouTube) The Sign - Ace of Base (YouTube) Democracy Sucks - BackWordz (YouTube) Radioactive (cover) by Pentatonix and Lindsey Stirling (YouTube) Happy Now by Zedd ft. Elley Duhé...

    Limp - Sumo Cyco (YouTube)

    The Sign - Ace of Base (YouTube)

    Democracy Sucks - BackWordz (YouTube)

    Radioactive (cover) by Pentatonix and Lindsey Stirling (YouTube)

    Happy Now by Zedd ft. Elley Duhé (YouTube)

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Move back to your dying hometown. Unless you can’t. in ~life

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    I can't, since I don't live there. I'm from rural Saskatchewan, originally. Yes, obviously you have to travel between places in cars/trucks, but in town, you can walk from one side of town to the...

    Explain to me how you can go grocery shopping in Timbuktu without going into a metal object for a lengthy period of time.

    I can't, since I don't live there.

    I'm from rural Saskatchewan, originally. Yes, obviously you have to travel between places in cars/trucks, but in town, you can walk from one side of town to the other in under an hour. You can make a trip downtown, or to the grocery store, by walking. You are not required to drive.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Move back to your dying hometown. Unless you can’t. in ~life

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    Valid. It's simply my perception. I look at things made of stone and metal and I appreciate the time and effort going into making it, but I just prefer the look and feel of wood (or wood...

    Valid. It's simply my perception. I look at things made of stone and metal and I appreciate the time and effort going into making it, but I just prefer the look and feel of wood (or wood simulated) constructs such as houses, etc. I know most houses use non-wood based siding, usually just a cladding, but it just looks more appealing than stone or brick.

    This is all subjective. I enjoy and appreciate the modern things we have such as plumbing, electronics, etc., but as someone who surrounds himself in so much of it due to work and enjoyment, more abundant open spaces rather than tight living conditions (referring to cramped downtowns and compact residential lots) is always appreciated, and preferred.

    I just can't articulate what I mean, or at least, I feel I haven't done a good job of it.

    2 votes