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guyrocket

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Hello. I am a single, middle aged man from midwestern United States. Pic is not me.

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I recently figured out that I can make fresh chopped baby spinach (and kale and chard) by chopping it up and frying it in my cast iron frying pan with some avo oil.

Top it off with lemon juice. Tastes great.

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Isn't that crazy? How can they think anyone would be OK with that?

guyrocket ,
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Bad on top of bad is a double negative.

THEREFORE it means you feel good.

It's called logic, bitches.

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I'm a bit confused about those anti features. Can anyone explain?

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This whole equation is very complicated. Price is not always king, even for a cheapskate like myself.

Sometimes I buy a few smaller things from my neighborhood hardware store because it saves me time over going to the big box store. Time is money too. 30 minutes to save $1 is not worth it. If I need a lot of stuff, I will only buy from a big box store and save a lot over my local hardware store. If the project is big enough I may even price shop between the big box stores. The vast majority of my dollars go to the retailer with the lower markup.

But. Once I bought a hacksaw at Walmart. I try pretty hard not to buy stuff from Walmart but when it is Sunday night at 8pm and I want my toilet to work on Monday morning, there are not many choices at all for where to buy a hacksaw. So wally world won because of their hours.

But in general, I agree. Paying a lot more just to buy local is not sustainable for most people.

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I'm going to continue to monitor this thread but so far I'm surprised at how little use most are getting from AI tools. And the highest upvoted comment is that one does NOT use AI tools in their daily routine.

So much hype around AI recently and I'm not seeing/hearing a lot of REAL, PRACTICAL use case for it.

Interesting.

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I think moo know what they were saying. Moo should not lie to us.

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Not certain what exactly you mean by "solve", but some solutions already exist like park and ride. I also think as ebikes become more popular they will also solve the "last mile" problem.

Brackeys is back, and will now make tutorials on Godot ( www.youtube.com )

This is exciting news for every aspiring game developer! Brackeys, a popular YouTuber who used to make in-depth and very user-friendly tutorials about Unity, is returning after a long hiatus, and will now create tutorials on Godot (for those who don't know, it's a FOSS game engine, but I'm pretty sure that, if you have an...

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Just curious: How do these 2 stack up? In what ways are they better or worse than each other?

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?
Pretty normal to drink in the theater when they sell alcohol.
Maybe you should go sit in the corner and reread the article.

guyrocket ,
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Not thinking of many off the top of my head but I am sure there are many things called by an obsolete name.

Trunk of a car, maybe. Used to be a literal trunk (box) strapped to the car.

Filming someone. Or taping. No film/tape involved now.

"Floppy" disk icon for saving in PC apps. Youngsters probably wonder wtf that is.

There's probably a word for this.

guyrocket ,
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Must be that's where you Aussies kept your boots. I think that's British English, tho, right?

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Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, good day.

Safest way of using WeChat on Android?

I live in Canada. My girlfriend is Chinese (also living in Canada), and while we are able to communicate via SMS, her mobile carrier isn't the best, and so there have often been issues for us with regular texting. She expressed a strong preference to use WeChat, at least as a backup option for when texting fails us. While I...

guyrocket ,
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If you really want to isolate it, grapheneOS lets you put it in its own profile almost totally isolated from anything in any other profile.

But you probably don't want to buy a g! Pixel.

You could buy a separate phone and only run that app on it. Hassle but it would be secure.

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The bullshit I put up with. Goddamn.

That full screen win 11 thing had me going for a while until I noticed the "opt out" button. When an OS starts to become obtrusive, I start to look for alternatives. The primary reason I use Windoze is because of gaming and most of that is through Steam. SO, now that the Steam Deck has pushed some great improvements in gaming on Linux, Linux MINT may be in my near future.

I already use open office on my home machine instead of the MS Office I have to use at work.

Keep pushing M$. You'll push me right away.

guyrocket ,
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Thanks for the tip!

Is it possible to dual boot that and keep my existing win 10 install?

guyrocket ,
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I thought the group living just above poverty limits were called the working poor. Does United Way think the new "sexy" acronym will get this group more attention?

I've always felt pretty bad for these folks. They're working and struggling. Minimum wage really does need to triple or quadruple.

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I am betting on the 4 day workweek. If UAW can get it them I might too.

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Forgot to say "ink jet"...

...and "Windows 95"

guyrocket ,
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Wow. Dozens of people started smoking to be outside with the smokers? That's crazy. That must have been during the denial phase in smoking's history.

guyrocket ,
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You should BOTH be very proud that he did that. Quitting smoking can be very difficult.

guyrocket ,
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I think one thing a lot of people don't know now is that back then there was a WHOLE LOT of denial about the detrimental effects of smoking. I think this was mostly the tobacco industry's propaganda, but it worked. I remember talking with someone in the 90s that had some sort of cancer and had been a smoker most of his life. "No way to know if it was the cigarettes" that caused the cancer, he told me.

We are much, much more aware of the downsides of smoking now. The cat is out of the bag.

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I appreciate your reasoned approach.

Is there a gadget or something that helps find, kill or repel mosquitoes?

I read there were genetically modified mosquitoes that only bred males. Is that commercially available? What about that laser that zapped roaches, has it been improved to zap mosquitoes too? Maybe there is a guide somewhere on how to build a DIY Anti Mosquitoes Air Defense System?

guyrocket ,
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I also think it can be a power trip. And they may also think that the person is just "bad" and deserves punishment for whatever other crimes (real or imagined).

guyrocket ,
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Why not do these today? I think most gamers would laugh, which was the point.

guyrocket ,
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Yay!

guyrocket ,
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I think that was a great guess.

How about a hint?

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This makes me think of some RATM lyrics but I don't consider them to be thrash.

That cross on his chest throws me off too. Thrash songs about a Christian caped hero?

I thought I knew thrash pretty well too. I cannot think of this song.

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Is it one of the big four thrash bands?

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It really is a Brave New World, isn't it?

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What a shitshow streaming is. So glad I'm not funding it at all.

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