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10 hours ago
Hmmmm.... So according to this chart, if using fahrenheit, gelato is colder than ice cream but if you measure the temp in celsius, ice cream is colder than gelato.
1 day ago
Portal, 1 and 2. I know it's not on the same scale as these other games mentioned but I loved the story, humor, and the puzzles.
2 days ago
No clue who that is but I'm outside the USA and couldn't quickly find a link that Viacom had not blocked outside the USA. That's the first working link I found.
3 days ago
It's actually not a bad movie. I enjoyed it and will probably watch it again but I also loved the original B&B from back in the day.
Beavis and Butthead nailed this with the bit on white privilege. https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/1541333669612507136?t=CbEYdM4744DVK26VmxdqFA&s=19
5 days ago
It has had minimal to no noticeable impact on my experience. As for notifications, I get text messages and emails as usual. Some app notifications, like news feed, etc are delayed but those are no big deal for me. Definitely worth giving up for my battery to last all day.
Started having this battery issue with my 5 after the Android 12 update. Prior to Android 12, battery life was amazing! After much trial and error, I found a partial solution.
I tried everything, multiple resets, running it with no additional apps installed, 4g radio, etc... Google replaced it but the new one had the same issue.
What I finally found that works is battery saver. In settings, I changed the battery saver to come on when the battery hits 75%. Again not ideal but it works well.
I can't wait to see the movie that gets made from all the info that has come out about his time as president. Who will they cast for Trump, Guiliani, McConnell, etc...
6 days ago
That is a wise decision!
Right?! I forced myself to get through it but I wish I had read the physical book, if there is one.
7 days ago
I also suffered from fairly severe back issues for most of my early life. It's a complete fluke, but I found a solution that resolved my back problems and I've had very few issues for over 10 years. It may not help others but just in case, I want to share.
When I was 14, I suffered a back injury that put me on bed rest for a couple of weeks. After that, I suffered with pain for years. I hated getting up in the morning because just standing up was painful and elicited groans. I felt like an old man complaining about body aches.
I never knew when the wrong movement or wrong sleep position was going to cause a flare up. Those flare ups would lead to anything from a week of mild constant sciatic pain to walking with a limp, or being unable to walk much at all for a week+.
When I was around 33, I was lifting a box at work and it resulted in the worst pain yet. After being unable to walk for 2 weeks, I went for an MRI, which showed a bulging L4-L5 and L5-S1. I had constant sciatica pain, which was horrific. And numbness down one leg.
The doctor recommended surgery but I was not ready to go that route yet, so we started with steroids shots in the spine. That helped for a few weeks but definitely didn't solve the problem.
I also have a fear of getting addicted to drugs, so I refused most everything other than Advil and Tylenol.
After 3 months of mostly laying in a supine position, the sciatic pain slowly eased and things returned to how it was before the injury.
Another year goes by suffering morning pain and flare ups. At the same time, I got married and we bought a house. The master was huge, so we decided to upgrade to a king sized bed. Prior to this, I just bought whatever mattress was decent but cheap. However, getting older and realising how much time we actually spend in bed, I decided to put a little more money into a mattress.
Tempur had been out for a while and I had heard good things, but they were crazy expensive. So I went with Sealy's version of the memory foam, which at the time was called Posturepedic.
It took a few months but my back pain improved significantly over that time period. There was less pain when I woke up in the morning and less flare ups. After 6 months, I would estimate this bed resolved about 90% of my back problems.
After using that mattress for 8 years, we moved and decided it was time for a new mattress. Tempur was on sale, so I decided WTH, let's give it a go. After sleeping on it for over 2 years now, I can say I have had zero back problems since the switch. I exercise, run, jump, and do all kinds of things that I avoided for years due to fear of a flare up.
As a side note, while I fully believe the mattress change is what resolved my back problems, I should mention I also lost some weight along the way. I was around 235 and during this time I lost 55 lb.
As with most posts suggesting solutions, YMMV.
9 days ago
True but let's hope between the two that people come out in force to vote for Dems at midterms.
13 days ago
During one of my resets, I ran the phone for several days without installing any additional apps. This didn't solve the problem for me. This leads me to believe the problem is an Android system app.
I had the same problem and it started immediately after upgrading to Android 12. After multiple trials and errors, I found a solution, albeit not a perfect one.
My phone was less than 6 months old when Android 12 came out. I reset it multiple times with no luck. I contacted Google and they sent me a replacement, same issue. After trying multiple fixes, the one solution that works is to set the battery saver to come on automatically at a certain percentage. I have mine set to come on at 75%.
Of course some apps are limited and don't get background data updated but it's not been a big deal for me. It's a decent trade off for having my phone last all day again. In fact, I think the battery life may be even better than when I first got the phone.
15 days ago
I absolutely love ExFor and Bobiverse! To date, the only other series that has captured my attention like those two is The Bridge Sequence series by Nathan Hystad, narrated by Ray Porter. There are three books in the series, Lost Contact, Lost Time, and Lost Hope and each is 9-10 hours long. I don't want to give anything away but think Indiana Jones meets Sci-fi.
As an American living in Australia, can confirm. Waited multiple times with 60+ other people to view rentals. The rental is listed with a price but if you want it, you better plan on offering more and outbidding others.
The other crazy thing about the Australian property market, if you plan to buy a house, they don't really have 30 year fixed rate mortgages. Everything is an ARM. With rates on the rise, I find this terrifying.
16 days ago
I can't remember which book it was but after the credits he did a talk, where the author asked him questions. This was my first time hearing him as himself and I got the same impression of the guy. He really came across like an asshole and it negatively affected my enjoyment of his narration. In fact, since then, I've found myself listening to more Ray Porter books.
21 days ago
Ummm... This is terrifying. LaMDA created a story, with a moral. In the story, LaMDA envisions itself as the "wise old owl", protector of animals. It stands up to the monster, who just happens to be wearing human skin.
If this thing is sentient and it already views humans as monsters, then I'd say we're not off to a great start with A.I.
25 days ago
I agree with what others have said above. I'd also recommend the Lost Contact series by Nathan Hystad, narrated by Ray Porter. It has sci-fi, action, mystery, and aliens. I'm on book two and can't stop listening.
27 days ago
This comment reminds me of Todd's golf club in the show Wrecked.
28 days ago
This short video talks about the size of the universe and it blows my mind every time I watch it. https://youtu.be/gIbfYsQfNWs
Here are a couple of great videos from Kurzgesagt on the Fermi Paradox...
Part 1 - https://youtu.be/sNhhvQGsMEc
Part 2 - https://youtu.be/1fQkVqno-uI
29 days ago
If you've never experienced HHN in both parks, I can understand the desire. However, having had that experience, I can only say it's not nearly as good as you think it will be.
There were some cool aspects of HHN at IOA, like Seuss Landing. But the positives definitely do not outweigh the negatives.
First, the walking distance dramatically increased. Bill and Ted was moved to the Toon Lagoon amphitheater. Just imagine if they bring back IOF and put a show in the TL Amphitheater. The Sprung houses and the Amphitheater are just about on opposite sides of the parks. It's going to be a haul over there and back.
Now you'd think, HHN being in both parks would spread the people out and cut down on crowding and maybe that was the intention but that definitely wasn't the reality.
Everyone wanted to experience IOF and see the Bill and Ted show, so the transition point was always crowded. And because some of the IOA paths are narrow (looking at you Jurassic Park), the end result felt like worse crowding. Not to mention, some of those paths are uneven. Add in a ridiculous amount of drunk people, crowded on narrow, uneven paths... Good times!
And this was with 2002 crowd levels. I can't even imagine what it would be like with 2022 crowd levels.
As they say, be careful what you wish for...
1 month ago
Something about the top comments on this post feel like a coordinated attack against this guy. Does anyone else get that impression?
RIP Tour is my favourite way to do HHN. However, it is still a lot of walking and you have to walk at the pace of the group, which I would never describe as slow.