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Any unofficial YouTube clients?
  • I recommend a combination of the following Safari extensions: Stop the Madness Pro, UnTrap for YouTube, and SponsorBlock.

    Total cost was about the same as one month of ad free YouTube. Works beautifully.

    I can finally enjoy YouTube again after giving up jailbreaking.

    Making some shortcuts retrains muscle memory. I set a dedicated tab in Safari just for YouTube so it doesn’t clutter up my regular browsing.

  • Why does Apple insist on supporting bullying with the blue/green bubbles?
  • And where I live you pay for SMS. So blue is free, but green is not. Also helpful.

  • Watch: Adobe angers artists with new Photoshop terms
  • Thanks for the heads up. I rarely have a need for photoshop these days, but I grabbed the iPad only version of Affinity Photo just in case as it was so cheap in my region.

    I’m sure it’ll get some use. Once or twice a year I try using a combination of smartphone apps to do some editing as I can’t be bothered dusting off my old slow laptop. So this will be cool. And it still runs on older hardware. iOS 15 is still supported!

  • my wife is pregnant and all I feel is worried
  • I’m a dad of two. I really enjoyed the book “The Expectant Father” by Armin A Brott. It really helped me understand how I was feeling and what my wife was feeling and what she was going through, too. You can find a PDF online I’m sure if you don’t want to buy it.

    But anyway, congratulations!

    Oh, and babies don’t need as many things as we imagine they do. So avoid buying everything you think you’ll need and just prepare the basics. You can buy things when you find out you need them. And don’t be afraid to buy used clothes etc. babies grow up super quickly.

  • They’re fast. Pedestrians are furious: ‘fat’ ebikes divide Australian beach suburbs
  • Bicycles are frequently stolen here in Japan. I’ve experienced it myself.

    The difference is that most bicycles are registered with the police and the police take theft seriously, so you’re likely to get it back.

    Also, the majority of bicycles here have a dinky little lock attached to the frame over the rear wheel, so it is easy to lock in seconds.

    Although the locks are not very strong, they decrease crimes of opportunity I would imagine. In fact the one time my bicycle was stolen it had been left unlocked.

  • Can I use a Broadlink RM4 (Pro) to learn IR codes AND store them somewhere I want? Would be amazing if the format can be transformed with IrScrutinizer too. (Using Home Assistant)
  • I have RM3 models and I use homebridge. The broadlink plugin works as you’d expect. Using the learn command, you then point the remote at the broadlink device and press the button you want to learn. The IR code (a long string) appears in the server log. Then you can copy and paste it to save it wherever you want. So in theory your idea is sound. But the official broadlink app won’t support revealing the codes.

  • iOS 17.5 Attention Aware bug

    Has anyone else noticed that alarms and timers don’t reduce in volume if you are using the device, or when you pick up the device and it recognises you with Face ID anymore?

    It’s really annoying to get a full volume alarm when you’re using the device.

    iPhone 13 if it matters. Toggled attention aware on and off and also restarted the phone without luck.

    A Pseudo Schuko with Hole-less Type A Pins
  • hole is just there for making production easier

    The holes allow the socket to grip the plug more firmly according to this page.

    But, yes. These plugs are completely normal in Japan at least.

  • Empty soy sauce bottles are perfect for plant propping
  • It looks pretty awesome. But I do wonder why your workplace doesn’t just refill the bottle instead of disposing of it and buying a new one. Props for the up-cycling though!

  • 3 May 2024
  • Monorail!

  • What's a candy that's practically crack for you?
  • Good to know, thanks! Now to go search for vinegar powder!

  • What's a candy that's practically crack for you?
  • Oh man I love salt and vinegar chips so much but I cannot for the life of me find anything that tastes strong enough that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg in Japan.

  • Apple sales fall in nearly all markets
  • Yeah the (lack of) difference in price between generations is ridiculous. I just bought a 13 after using my 8 for six years.

    The only difference between the 13 and 14 was once graphics core. So there was no way I was considering the 14.

    But the 15 has USB C, which don’t get me wrong is great, but when you have a ton of lightning cables that will need to be replaced, it doesn’t seem like such a good idea (especially when family members are still using phones with lightning).

  • News / Sales: Splatoon 3 is on sale in Japan!
  • You can also get the physical media for a bit more on Amazon Japan at ¥5,307 if that’s your preference.

  • Conservatives in LDP lash out over same-sex marriage ruling
  • The politicians worry that same sex marriage will result in an even lower birth rate, which seems ridiculous! It’s not like those people are currently making babies. And they might consider surrogacy or other options if they were able to marry. So same sex marriage could actually increase the population.

  • Skelly Boi Wants You To Remember
  • Cool. Thanks so much. I know what my weekend plan is now lol

  • Skelly Boi Wants You To Remember
  • What method to clean them would you recommend? Just some bleach and a scrubbing brush? Would you have to remove them beforehand?

  • [bug] viewing saved comments crashes the app
  • No worries. Thanks for the hard work!

  • [bug] viewing saved comments crashes the app

    Hi there, thanks for the great software. Currently on 0.4.1 (4), but I’ve noticed the bug on a few previous versions.

    When viewing saved comments under the user profile, everything appears fine. However, if you try to scroll it instantly crashes back to the springboard. I have a suspicion that it is something to do with the fact that I have saved many comments which include YouTube links. Has anyone else noticed this?

    Edit: switched to another account to play around, and I could replicate the crash just by saving a comment which contained an embedded picture.

    The first Apple-approved emulators for the iPhone have arrived
  • If you use a dns level ad blocker there aren’t any ads. I didn’t know there were any until I read your post.

  • Please drink verification can
  • It’s a pretty popular beer in Japan. Many people I know love it (not a beer drinker myself). I’d imagine you can probably get it wherever you live, too.

  • Is this app still being developed?
  • If you’re talking about the top and bottom navigation bars, Arctic has the option to hide them so you get full screen scrolling.

  • Denying same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a Japanese high court says

    The court does not have the power to overturn the current marriage law, which has been interpreted to restrict marriage as between a man and a woman.

    Denying same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a Japanese high court says

    cross-posted from:

    A Japanese high court ruled Thursday that denying same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and called for urgent government action to address the lack of any law allowing for such unions.

    The court does not have the power to overturn the current marriage law, which has been interpreted to restrict marriage as between a man and a woman. Government offices may continue to deny marriage status to same-sex couples unless the existing law is revised to include LGBTQ+ couples, or a new law is enacted that allows for other types of unions.


    [bug] swiping back doesn’t honor text size

    First, thank you for building this wonderful app.

    This is my favorite feature of the app: the ability to return to the previous post by swiping from right to left.

    With the latest TestFlight version, I noticed a new bug: the text size on the returning post is set to the system size, and once complete open, switches to the user’s choice of text size. The result is a little jarring.

    To replicate, set the text time to something other than the system size. View a post, go back. And then swipe across to return to the post. You should be able to see the effect.

    2 A group of Japanese citizens launches a lawsuit against the police to stop alleged 'racial profiling'

    A group of Japanese citizens, including a man of Pakistani descent, is suing the country’s police, accusing authorities of racial profiling and discrimination.

    A group of Japanese citizens launches a lawsuit against the police to stop alleged 'racial profiling'

    cross-posted from:[email protected]/t/797034

    A group of Japanese citizens, including a man of Pakistani descent, is suing the country’s police, accusing authorities of racial profiling and discrimination.


    Foreigners' bank accounts used in fraud in Japan triple since 2020 Foreigners' bank accounts used in fraud in Japan triple since 2020 | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

    Police in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, have reported a surge in the misuse of bank and other accounts held by foreign nationals in phone scams, nearly tripling over the past three years.

    Foreigners' bank accounts used in fraud in Japan triple since 2020 | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

    I thought the seemingly constant requests to update or verify your information was supposed to stop this!


    [bug] cancel and (x) buttons don’t work

    On TestFlight. iPhone 8. Cancel buttons (ie on comment screen) and (x) buttons (ie share as image screen) don’t work. Can only dismiss by swiping down.


    Suggestion: Thumbnails in the feed should have an overlay to indicate what kind of content they are

    I love this app, and keep coming back to it after testing other apps, too.

    However, I find myself tapping thumbnails which I think are images, which instead open another site. Maybe it is my way of browsing, but I have noticed that other apps I display the content type, which makes for a more desirable browsing experience for me at least. Is this something that is in the works?


    Amazon Prime: price increase

    Amazon announced monthly prices will increase by ¥100, and yearly prices by ¥1,000.

    What do you think? Personally, if it helps drivers get a better wage I am all for it.


    How can I extract an IPA from my iPhone?

    I have a hardware device which allows me to stream live free to air tv over my wifi network. The manufacturer has decided to retire to product and has removed the app from the AppStore!?

    So, next time I get a new phone I’ll be screwed.

    I am not jailbroken, and the last time I was was a while ago.

    I have a windows pc, iPhone 8, and iPad Air 2 at my disposal. Both devices have the app in question installed.

    Ideally, I would be able to download the IPA and move it to a new device without having to side load it. At this point in my life I don’t really have the time and patience to jailbreak.

    Do you guys have any ideas?


    Not remembering default feed

    I’ve got a bug that I haven’t been able to pin down. Set the default feed to subscriptions but sometimes upon launch (after killing the app) it is set to all. I haven’t been able to figure out what is causing it as it seems random. Has anyone else noticed this?


    Festival foods: what do you recommend?

    It’s summer festival time. Just ate yakisoba at my local festival. It’s ¥400 but the noodles always seems thicker than what the supermarket sells. What gives?

    Anyway, what are your go to festival foods?


    [bug] Fonts are odd sizes, missing sort by new

    Thanks for the awesome update just now. I’m sorry, I haven’t gotten around to figuring out how to use GitHub. I hope this will get seen.

    When not using the system font size, some parts are rendered in an odd size compared to before.

    Also, I can’t find the sort by new option anymore.

    Also, long post titles are making the compact view less compact (maybe due to the font issue).

    On an unrelated note, my .world account still cannot enable notifications but my other ones can. It just hangs on the spinning progress wheel. I am not sure how to go about fixing it anymore.

    I really appreciate all you have done. Also, there was no reason to apologise for taking a hiatus. This should be a project of passion not a job.

    I hope I have not come across as demanding. I am loving what you guys are doing.

    I’ll try to learn GitHub so I can post bugs in your preferred manner.

    Thank again!


    [bug] loading a post with no comments shows your last comment while loading

    When you open a new post which doesn’t contain any comments, you latest comment from whatever post is displayed ever so briefly before the “no comments” message is shown. I managed to screen record it but I’m not sure how to attach a video.


    Shredded cheese recommendations?

    Inflation sucks!

    In the last year, shredded “natural cheese” had almost doubled in price. The cheap alternatives branded as “97% cholesterol cut shred” are complete ass, and cannot even be legally called cheese.

    I was used to paying ¥1,000/kg then ¥1,000/700g for shredded gouda (max value store brand), but now it is ¥1,000/600g cheddar/mozzarella mix.

    I have a variety of supermarkets nearby. Also kaldi, Gyomu super, a-price etc. I just don’t want to have to keep buying 1kg bags when it is hit or miss. If you have any solid recommendations please post them here.

    Im in Kyushu, but location isn’t important. Any leads are appreciated.


    [bug] changing passwords on one account logged me out of all accounts

    In an attempt to fix the push notifications not working, I changed the password for one account via safari. Upon opening the app again it said all of my session tokens were invalid.

    Not a big deal but kind of funny since the server instances were different.


    What did you learn in Japan this past week?

    Let’s kick up the participation in this community with some general discussion.

    So, what interesting tidbit did you come across this week?

    Kind of random, but I learned that bull bars on vehicles we banned in the late 90’s for safety reasons.