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    [–] Miss! I think I need help with this one. Chromana 28 points ago in softwaregore

    It tests converting between fractions, decimals and percentages. I think that's a perfectly reasonable thing to test.

    [–] [CIV V] VC 2008 -> 2015 Update Chromana 4 points ago in civ

    It's currently the 16th most played game on Steam according to current player count. Very impressive! Plus Civ 6 doesn't have good Steam reviews so many players are likely to stay on 5 (like me).

    [–] Art by Blanca Miro Chromana 12 points ago in DesignPorn

    Your comment has around -7 points and the other comment has 53ish points. You are welcome to block the commenter, which is a better solution than bitching.

    [–] Mohammed Bin Salamn is holding Khashoggi's family in Saudi Arabia against their will Chromana 17 points ago in worldnews

    I like the idea of a duel citizen. You are granted citizenship easily but every 5 years you get matched with another duel citizen and duel to the death. Winner gets to stay a citizen, and alive.

    [–] I’ve never unsubscribed from a newsletter faster. Fake order subject line. Chromana 86 points ago in assholedesign

    Gmail's unsubscribe link which appears at the top of emails still uses a link to the sender to unsubscribe, so they still know. Just mark as spam if you don't want them to know. Worse yet, emails can have images with urls which are customised for each recipient, so if you just open the email they can know you did. This is why emails in spam don't have their images downloaded automatically when you open them. So just mark as spam without opening if possible.

    [–] You serve, people? Chromana 1 points ago in CrappyDesign

    I'd rather eat Randy than pizza.

    [–] What job exists because we are stupid ? Chromana 2 points ago in AskReddit

    I don't understand, what do you mean they "can't"? You just pull the handle until it stops.

    [–] The firefighting shotgun. Chromana 5 points ago in specializedtools

    As an English speaker I am ignorant of the non-English Internet or even how big it is. Besides Dutch news websites, what other non-English sites do you frequent? I guess you use Dutch Wikipedia? Or maybe since the English version is much bigger you use that? Are English speaking YouTubers still popular where you are or do you watch more Dutch people? If you could enlighten me that would be really interesting.

    [–] Amirite? Chromana 25 points ago in pcmasterrace

    Do you mean USB Type B, the square connector? For me, my printer, electric drum kit and external HDD enclosure take it. Apparently Type B was meant for simple client devices so that you can't plug them into each other. That's why you never see Type B to Type B cables. No need to plug two HDD into each other.

    [–] [UK] [LONDON] London Motorcycle Crash: Pedestrian Vs Motorbike Chromana 7 points ago in Roadcam

    In your experience, would the biker be found completely innocent? From reading other comments it sounds like he would.

    [–] What did 0 say to 8? Chromana 5 points ago in dadjokes

    Haven't heard this follow up before, thanks.

    [–] Large ship comes loose in Osaka typhoon. Just happened. Chromana 1 points ago in CatastrophicFailure

    So I guess DVR might be used in technical circles, but it's not used in everyday speech. I've never heard it said in person and I'm a techie. I took a look at the hardware pages for the 3 largest subscription TV companies (BT, Sky, Virgin Media) and they all just describe the feature in terms of "record and pause live TV" and not using a particular term like DVR. Guess it just never got used here.

    Also, I don't know anyone with a separate box that records, it's always built into the TV subscription box, so no one really has to Google for a DVR box.

    [–] Large ship comes loose in Osaka typhoon. Just happened. Chromana 0 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago) in CatastrophicFailure

    No bullshit here, that dvr stuff is what my parents have. I don't have cable/satillte. My TV is a Philips 55PUS6753/12 which functions exactly like I described.

    Note in my previous comment I said "BEFORE I got this TV...".

    Edit: in your previous comment I missed you said "unless it's recording all the time". We don't use the terms DVR and Tivo in the UK so I overlooked it I guess.

    [–] Large ship comes loose in Osaka typhoon. Just happened. Chromana -1 points ago in CatastrophicFailure

    I wouldn't say it makes it completely obsolete, there are still some use cases. Dog needs to go out? Pause. Movie playing which isn't on Netflix? Record for later. Lots of shows aren't streamable. I love How It's Made but I doubt I can find that anywhere else easily.

    [–] Large ship comes loose in Osaka typhoon. Just happened. Chromana 2 points ago in CatastrophicFailure

    Well the Sky+ box came out in 2001 and allowed rewinding without recording. It automatically recorded live TV from when you changed to the channel. My parents are currently with BT and their TV box can do the same.

    [–] Large ship comes loose in Osaka typhoon. Just happened. Chromana -2 points ago in CatastrophicFailure

    With my TV I can just plug in an aerial and a hard drive to pause, rewind and record live TV. Before I got this TV my satellite TV box had this functionality. This isn't new tech.

    [–] As a lumberjack, I know that I’ve cut exactly 2,417 trees. Chromana 1 points ago in dadjokes

    Because of the experience points curve, halfway to level 99 is level 92.

    [–] we will survive. Chromana 2 points ago in boottoobig

    Well really there's a whole science to it and I'm not qualified to go too far into it. But for me it's just the natural flow of the sentence and how you'd say it out loud. Ignore that it's a poem and just read it like prose. You can of course force the emphasis however you want but it could sound unnatural.

    Here's something interesting for you. A limerick has a very distinctive flow which I'm sure you know well. Try saying these two first lines:

    .     _    .   . _   .    _  .
    There once was a man from London.
    .     _    .   . _   .    .   _
    There once was a man from New York.

    London and New York both have 2 syllables but because we stress the first syllable of London and the second syllable of New York we instinctively shift the stressed syllable into the same beat when reading those lines out. Lon and York are said on the same beat of the line. If you try to force the Don into the beat position it just sounds strange.

    [–] My cousin and her husband got a tattoo gun... this is a nightmare. (There are more.) Chromana 1 points ago in trashy

    Interesting, thanks for sharing. So the plain mattress is fine but a sheet is not? Have you tried a thick mattress topper? Then at least you can clean it and it won't feel like a sheet to your child.

    [–] My cousin and her husband got a tattoo gun... this is a nightmare. (There are more.) Chromana 5 points ago in trashy

    Just curious, what did you have before? It's not like the fitted sheet gets changed every morning.

    Good on you for making your bed now btw. It doesn't physically change much, but it feels so much better getting into a made bed at night, I find.

    [–] My cousin and her husband got a tattoo gun... this is a nightmare. (There are more.) Chromana 40 points ago in trashy

    What is it with some people and no fitted sheet on the mattress? I saw a vlog a while ago and the guy in his bedroom mentioned "I don't have a sheet on my mattress, that's just how I roll". To me that sounds like "I don't use my hands when I eat a burger, I just hold the plate up to my face". Very strange.

    [–] One final ride... Chromana 44 points ago in CrappyDesign

    The o looks like an a and the a looks like an italic a.