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Success is my middle name and power is my game.

๐Ÿ“ˆ Strategic Visionary | Business Tycoon in the Making

๐Ÿฅ‚ Champagne and Caviar connoisseur ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŸ ๐ŸŽญ Lover of the finer things in life, especially those that can burn through steel. ๐ŸŒŸ Living life on my own terms, melting faces and egos along the way.

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What is the most underrated thing that you think other people need to know about?
  • Kinda. Because your ass gets wet, you can't scrub it (which you do in the shower) and then you need to dry it with paper, causing what OP mentioned. Not for me.

  • What's a philosophical (not overtly political) position that you hold?
  • I hate the state of our world as it is right now. It's been itching inside my head for quite some time alreadu. It probably is somewhat political, because it probably has something to do with capitalism, but I can't understand how a population that has never been so productive still has to work their ass off in order to simply eat and lay in a bed safely. The more I think about it, the less sense it makes and the more I hate how natural it is for seemingly everyone around me.

    I'm not one of these people, despite also not being wealthy at all, I have a job, I don't get paid top dollar but I have a safe house, food on the table and I can do a little bit more with my money, and yes, that's it, EVERYTHING seems to revolve around money.

  • What is the most underrated thing that you think other people need to know about?
  • Never did a bidet, but I avoid paper to ass like a plague.

    I mean, if I'm not home, I do it and whatever.

    But I normally just go to shower and that's it. Just clean it while showering.

    When you are on a diarrhea and shitting multiple times a day, your ass starts getting irritated after so much paper. By simply cleaning it in the shower, you have no more irritation.

  • What was the most illegal thing your workplace has done?
  • An everyday job in any 3rd world country

  • What surprised you most about your job?
  • How toxic corporate environment is.

    I had only worked for small businesses before. Obviously they had a lot of problems and I don't miss a single thing. But now I'm in a huge IT company that outsourced part of its operation to the another huge IT company I'm actually in.

    Both suck, but still I gotta learn to "play the game".

  • What is a technology/gadget you refuse to use and why?
  • Home smart devices in general. I'm avoiding Alexa, Siri or any other thing like that. Besides the obvious privacy issues I see about them, I can only imagine being alone at home, Alexa thinking something talked to her and responding in a distorted voice. No, thanks.

    I'm considering a home assistant at some point, by setting up a proper network for the smart devices alone, but that's as far as I'll go.

  • You can get all your entertainment in one place, like Netflix - for FREE!
  • Yes, it is paid. I recently signed up for the 30 day play as a test drive and see if it made sense to me... And it really is game changing.

    Torrent may be enough most of the time, but Stremio has a serious problem about speed, I don't know why. I enabled the "ultra fast" settings in the menu, but I can't get the same speed I'd get downloading the same torrent through any torrent client.

    It made it impossible to watch 4gb movies, for example, I was basically stuck with lower quality 1-2gb ones.

    Real debrid changed that. I watched a 17gb one the other day just fine.

    If some movie isn't available through RD, you can signal RD to download it and it will be available to you (and others) a bit later as well, but I haven't really needed it so far.

  • JoeyForReddit has died
  • Yep, went to see Beau is Afraid discussion on Reddit through Google and the thread wasn't opening. Was wondering if something was wrong with /r/movies. Turns out it was Joey.

    RIP. Greatest Reddit app.

  • What's something you'd change in men's fashion, given the chance?
  • I translated it through Google, lol. I'm not in a English speaking country, so that's the translation I found and the images seemed to match hahaha

  • What's something you'd change in men's fashion, given the chance?
  • Money belts are coming back, but not the old style. We're wearing it across the chest, like a bag. They're even making money belts with more of an adjustable belt so that you can use however you want/feel better. Basically, becomes a bag.

    I really wish it would be more mainstream. I always wore shorts with more pockets because fuck I didn't like holding shit in my hand. Recently, shorts with pockets haven't really been a thing, so I gave the money belt a chance and I really like its utility. Nothing inside my short pockets anymore.

  • What's the worst job in the world?
  • A coworker once said he was a content reviewer for YouTube for some time. He received in dollar in a 3rd world country and said it was a pretty easy job to do, aside from being full WFH. Certainly not the worst job out there.

  • What's a quote that has stuck with you for your whole life?
  • "Better say sorry than ask for permission"

    "You never get a second chance to make a first impression"

  • What password manager do you recommend?
  • Bitwarden, no question

  • What's the worst thing to do on a first date?
  • Why, tho?

    It is obviously weird in the first date, but I think it should be brought up pretty early in a relationship.

    If they don't have the same goals or view these things remotely the same way, why invest time in a relationship? Just to have it become a problem ahead?

  • What is something you think leftists are not ready to hear but need to hear it?
  • Repeat above for the use of "nazi". The use of the word has become devalued because people like to fling it at folks with milquetoast centrist opinions, save it for people who are legitimately evil.

    Yup, I said the same thing to people around me, when the use of the word "fascist" became a thing in my country. Even clearly moderate opponents were being called fascists left and right. I told people around me that the word would lose its meaning and power. That's exactly what happened, and when an actual fascist came up, you had nothing against him and its supporters transformed the term into a joke.

  • Liftoff. Lemmy app. Do you like the way it works now?
  • The first one already happens, no? Before the last few updates, if you opened a link to a community that "via" another instance, you were kinda screwed. You could see it as a "guest", but not interact to it. In the recent updates, if you try to interact with it, it will open a popup to ask if you wanna open it in one of the instances you have an account.

    Dunno if I misunderstood your point, tho.

    The second one is kinda hard, because images already put a lot of pressure on instances storage-wise. Videos would be even more, and not only much more storage needed, but also throughput. I don't really see it happening any time soon, not really because of the apps, but because of the platform itself and its federated nature.

  • How often do you brush your teeth?
  • 2-3 times a day, depends

    If I'm at work, I also brush after lunch

    If I'm home, I just casually skip it because yeah fuck it

  • Can we talk about porn on Lemmy?
  • Even all/hot or active or whatever, really.

    The main reason I stopped looking at all. Nothing against NSFW, but I want it when I'm expressly in the mood. I was finding myself masturbating more because of this shit.

  • What is Hexbear and how its story intertwines to Lemmy's?

    Title

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    I'll have my first appointment with a psychiatrist tomorrow. What should I expect?

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/1012436

    > Hey Lemmings > > I think maybe I'm just a bit anxious right now. > > But I don't know what to expect. > > I already go to a psychologist once a week, since my early teens (although I had some time off until now). > > Should I expect the same dynamics? > > I know why I'm going and all, I know what I wanna "treat", but I'm still in doubt about if what I want to treat is the treatment I need, and it would be more of a consequence of some deeper stuff. > > Don't know if I made myself clear, but there it is. > > Has anyone been to one before? What should I expect? How it went for you? > >Edit: so, I did it and it was VERY NICE. He was very welcoming and made me feel very secure. He ended up prescribing two medications for me, to which I expressed some concerns, but he made me feel comfortable and trust him about it. When he was talking and said something about "having a normal life again" I almost cried lol.

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    I'll have my first appointment with a psychiatrist tomorrow. What should I expect?

    Hey Lemmings

    I think maybe I'm just a bit anxious right now.

    But I don't know what to expect.

    I already go to a psychologist once a week, since my early teens (although I had some time off until now).

    Should I expect the same dynamics?

    I know why I'm going and all, I know what I wanna "treat", but I'm still in doubt about if what I want to treat is the treatment I need, and it would be more of a consequence of some deeper stuff.

    Don't know if I made myself clear, but there it is.

    Has anyone been to one before? What should I expect? How it went for you?

    Edit: so, I did it and it was VERY NICE. He was very welcoming and made me feel very secure. He ended up prescribing two medications for me, to which I expressed some concerns, but he made me feel comfortable and trust him about it. When he was talking and said something about "having a normal life again" I almost cried lol.

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    Why am I receiving this error on opening a given instance?

    I love that Liftoff allows me to see an entire instance and its posts on different communities, but I'm having issues with the lemmy.eco.br instance, specifically. I'm subscribed to a community in it and I can see it just fine, but if I click the instance I receive the following:

    !

    The same error appears when I click my communities button right now (I believe it started after updating the app).

    Also, going on settings > account > add instance, I receive "instance not found".

    Edit: it is working after updating

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    Do we have an inbox?

    Replies to my posts/comments don't appear to be anywhere in the app.

    Am I dumb and unable to find it or we really don't have any?

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    Test

    Just a test :)

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    EPUB reader

    Can anyone recommend a good one?

    I'd like one that can kinda "save" my progress not only locally. Maybe an app account or something that integrates with a cloud service?

    I had an ancient one very early in my smartphone days, but as I lost/had my phone stolen I would lose all my progress and miss the pages of the books I was reading.

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    Something is wrong

    I made, in fact, this commentary in another thread. But, for some reason, it shows up as if it was in this thread, in which I made another comment.

    !

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    Ilkay Gรผndogan to Barcelona, here we go!

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    Is there any extension to prevent/deny cookies banners from websites?

    Is there anything like that? Most of these banners are invasive and I generally decline all by default, besides necessary ones.

    I have "I don't care about cookies" extension on desktop, although it doesn't really fix it most of the times. Also, some sites keep showing them if I navigate through it or refresh the page.

    But for Android I couldn't manage to find any extension for it.

    Is anyone aware of any?

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    How long until we have corporate instances in the Fediverse?

    Not willing to give them ideas so fast.

    That's something that popped in my head as soon as I started in here, not so long ago.

    But there's nothing to prevent that, right? I mean, Meta could very well create a meta instance on Lemmy or Kbin or Mastodon or in all of them, bring a bunch of users, sprinkle in some ads because why not.

    Sure, they could be defederated from more restrictive insfances. In the bigger picture, every other instance could boycott them, but they would surely federate among themselves (Elon meets Mark, ugh). They also have all the computational power and would have no problem being the largest instances in the Fediverse.

    Then what? Is that feasible? Probable? My utopian future about a free, descentralized Fediverse is a lie?

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    TIL you can set Jerboa as default for opening links to your instances, so you don't leave the app

    On Android: App settings > Jerboa > Set as default > Supported web addresses > check whatever you like

    I checked my instance's only, so whenever I click some link to a community in Jerboa it I will go directly to the community, instead of it opening in the browser.

    Don't think it will work very well with other instances, right now tho. At least not until link redirection is launched.

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    Marcos do Val sendo jantado na Globo News

    Esses malucos sรฃo muito fracos, puta que pariu.

    O cara acabou de justificar a mentira que falou a respeito da reuniรฃo golpista de 8/1 como uma TรTICA DE PERSUASรƒO USANDO A IMPRENSA.

    Natuza e Gabeira foram pra cima dele.

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    Everybody is pointing at things that Lemmy is worse than Reddit. What in Lemmy is BETTER than Reddit?

    Ignore 'smaller userbase' if you prefer it that way. We're talking about it as a platform, in its UI, functionalities, etc.

    I go first: You can post images in the text body with a simple Ctrl+V. No need to upload it somewhere or even save to your device.

    So, in your opinion, in what Lemmy is better than Reddit already?

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