The headphone jack is the most useful feature of PS4. Sometimes I think it’s a feature most of the users take for granted and a bit underappreciated.
After I bought the PS4, I never used my TV speakers or the sound bar. The headphone jack just magically solves all the problems. As an added bonus, it also causes no disturbance for others in the house.
It’s great for games but I probably like it more when watching movies on Blu Ray or Netflix.
It’s great that Sony confirmed this feature will be available on PS5’s DualSense controller.
Edit: To the people who are asking what's so great about a headphone jack, let me explain. Without the headphone jack, you are forced to buy only compatible wireless headphones, which are expensive, to use them with PS4. (This was the case with PS3. Headphone gaming used to be very expensive). But with this headphone jack, you can plug any headphones to get all audio directed into them.
Edit 2: To clarify further, this is not a feature I just disc... keep reading on reddit ➡
The purpose of this post is to document my experience with a recent eminent domain taking. When I first heard it was going to happen, I searched Reddit for similar experiences, and didn't find anything helpful, despite having a huge impact on our personal finances. So, I'm making this post in the hopes others find it when they need it. A quick note that eminent domain (also known as compulsory purchase or expropriation) is when the government takes private land for public use. My example was pretty textbook: the state wanted to build a road, and my land was in the way. So they essentially forced a sale.
Background: My wife and I own 6 acres of land in the Mid-Atlantic region. It's rural, but on the other side of the road is suburban property. The state wanted to take this road, which is one lane in each direction, and make it two lanes one way, and lay down new pavement for two lanes in the opposite direction. And our driveway goes up to the road now, so a new road is being built... keep reading on reddit ➡
Obligatory apology for formatting as I'm on mobile.
Kinda my revenge, kinda my sisters, both of us really proud. This is gonna be long so TL;DR at bottom. Here's our cast:
My sister - we'll call her "Sara" for the story Sister's Ex-BF - "Paul" Ex-BFs New Wife - "Jane" Ex-BFs Parents - "Mr. And Mrs. Doe" Oldest brother - "Zeke" Our parents And Me :)
When I was 14 and my oldest sister, Sara, was 22 we found out that she was pregnant with Paul, her boyfriend of 4 years. They immediately got engaged and they were really happy. For a time. Sara had a horrible pregnancy, about 16-18 weeks in the "wonder of creating a human life" evaporated within her. She developed hyperemesis (which if you don't know is really bad morning sickness), she was constantly in pain, she developed gestational diabetes, and just all around hated the experience. Around this time Paul, the then-fiance, started getting sick of the complaining. I believe the argument was "your body is built to do this, it can't be... keep reading on reddit ➡
Greetings my judgmental friends! I would like to bring a rising subreddit to your attention: /r/choosemyalignment.
CMA is a fresh take on the AITA/AITB formula where instead of being called a dick, you can submit a situation and the users will vote on your D&D alignment. If you aren’t familiar with alignments, here is a chart:
Once your post has been judged, the bot will poop out a neat heatmap showing the break down of judgments you received like this:
Just like for AITA and AITB, the mods have crafted an intricate flair system where you gain XP by making posts and leaving judgments. As you gain XP, you will level up and get to pick a D&D class and earn ranks. There are prestige classes available at the higher ranks and we are planning some class-based events for everyone to participate in.
So far it’s a really great sub with a cool concept, so I encourage you... keep reading on reddit ➡
With Bungie doing different things for once, I'm actually moderately excited to see what they're going to try to do with the next DLC. Even though I thought they could've done better with today (and there's ALWAYS room to improve), this direction they are taking has a good outlook so far, and even if the next season is total trash, the lessons provided to Bungie will be absolutely invaluable in the future.
I used Android exclusively since the T-Mobile G1. Since then, I always got the latest Android phones. That includes notable phones like the Samsung Galaxy S2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. The Note 7. The Motorola Atrix. The Moto X. The Nexus 1, 4, 5, 6. Then finally the Pixel series starting with the 1, 2, 3, and now the 4.
Last month I had an itching to try something new in quarantine, so I switched from my Pixel 4 to an iPhone 11 Pro. There was initially a lot to like (build quality and screen mainly), but there were so many annoying quirks that I could not stand it for more than a month.
If I could sum up my experience with the iPhone in one sentence, it would be "Fantastic hardware, horrendous software". iOS needs a ton of work in my opinion. Below is a recap of my issues with iOS:
I encounter people talking about their experiences with things like LSD or other illicit substances all the time on various media, but I don't understand why they aren't more wary or apprehensive about doing so in countries where possession of those drugs is illegal.
I'm just trying to browse the shop and it's always an exercise in patience, everything lags so bad. Scrolling through the shop, selecting games. Everything takes ages to load. Is this normal? My internet connection is solid and fast. Is there something that causes this? Any fix?
I was recently verified on Facebook and Instagram, and within 2 weeks I started getting invitations to instagram groups for verified profiles only. I spoke to one guy who asked me a lot of questions about how I became “famous” (I’m not famous-famous, just have some decent press and a small following). He said I need to take advantage of my blue check and that he would introduce me to people who can help grow my following further, and between them and the groups I joined I became educated on the scam.
Ever wonder why you see these super rich people with large followings? If you have money, you can be “famous”. Its simple metrics of manipulating the appearance of fame until your real following outpaces the fake one you create. It works like this, at least with the 300 or so “famous” people I have been exposed to:
-invite to the blue check DM groups. If you have a blue check, you get in free. If you dont, you pay a hefty price to get in. They told us all we could bring our friends in f... keep reading on reddit ➡
My sister recently had a baby. While she attempted vaginal birth, her heart rate dropped and she doesn't even remember being wheeled in for surgery. Her fiance was allowed in the OR and they had already started cutting her by the time he caught up. Basically she was gonna die and they were rushing to save her and the baby. My sister spent a week in the hospital to deal with the various health issues. But it appears to have a been a freak thing and she's healthy as is the baby.
After recovery they resumed normal sexual activities. At some point, her fiance decided to inform her that while he didn't want to tell her what to do, he's glad she had a c section so she still "feels good down there." Apparently he wanted her to get one so she wouldn't end up loose like his ex. My sister called him a moron, along with many other colorful statements, and can't believe how dumb he is.
He also doesn't believe me that c sections weaken the pelvic floor at the same rate vaginal brith does. He gen... keep reading on reddit ➡
Sorry if this is a stupid question, I live in an area of the UK where I think there is really very limited racial diversity, like really limited.
What exactly makes dating or sexual inexperience a "red flag"? It says nothing about what kind of person you are and what kind of partner you would make. Calling inexperience a "red flag" just sounds like another way to say "if you don't abide by society's standards of what your dating life should look like then you're unattractive/weird/abnormal." I just dont get it lol.
-a 23 year old female virgin
Edit: Just to clarify this post for all the experienced people commenting. My post isn't about experienced people not wanting to date inexperienced people. It's about the stigma that comes with being inexperienced (ie. a "red flag").
Although the introduction of demon hunter made it possible to reach legend in a f2p account easier than ever before, it also creates a problem for new players.
The "early" game ladder (rank 40 chicken) is bloated with demon hunter (I'm talking about 90% of encounters are against demon hunter). Seeing as the core cards for demon hunter are quite stronger than other classes, it creates this situation where it is impossible for a new player to get out of that new player pool unless they also play demon hunter.
Essentially, a new player will hop on a match and face (more or less) the same deck as in the regular ladder which defeats the purpose of a separate ladder.
I think Blizzard should acknowledge that the core set for Demon Hunter is stronger than other classes' and just remove the class from the new player pool.
My husband (33m) and I (30f) welcomed our first child late last year. When he was about 6 weeks old a friend of mine (32f) visited us, and while there, told us that she was expecting and due in May. Naturally she asked about childbirth since this was her first child also. I hesitated before asking if she wanted the honest truth. She replied yes adamantly. So I admitted to her that I thought it was the most horrible experience in my life. I had to be medically induced since I was a week past my due date; I was more or less promised that “it would take awhile”, because I was open a measly 1 cm (less than 1/2 inch). I was sent home with instructions to take this pill every other hour , that they would call me twice to check up and they had scheduled me for a new appointment early the next morning. Well... a few hours went by with nothing happening, until I doubled over in pain and I had really strong contractions that more or less never relented. Less then 4 hours after that first contrac... keep reading on reddit ➡
I think it's pretty clear what I am asking. What is that game, or that game experience you loved so much that you really want other people, gamer or a non-gamer, to experience it? But there's a barrier, or obstacle, or something about the game that can turn those people off from enjoying it?
My example is RDR 2. The game's story is so fucking good I want everyone to experience it, but the story is dragged down so much that many may turn off after sometime because I think it can get boring. Having weird ass controls doesn't help either.
Another example might be Little Nightmares: Secrets of the Maw. It's probably the best environmental storytelling I ever experienced, and it definitely made me cry at the end. I want people to know the strength of a game which can make you emotional without a single line of dialogue. But the game has some very complicated puzzles it may be pain in the ass to solve. Also people have to play the base game in order to understand the ending of that DLC... keep reading on reddit ➡
For real. It wastes jobseeker’s time and clogs up job sites. Stop titling the role as entry level role if you need experience in the role. That’s not what entry level is and as a recent graduate jobseeker I only have so much time and energy in the day. I despise clicking on a promising-sounding “entry level” job only to find it requires previous experience. Just title it as “X” rather than “entry-level X”. I won’t be misled then and you’ll still get plenty of applications. Win-win! Who knows, maybe you’ll even get applicants better suited to the role because they’re looking for jobs without “entry level” in the title rather than being flooded with applications from college-aged kids looking for their first job.
Trying to break into a field I have qualifications in but no one will even take a chance with me when they see that my resume is just qualifications and no experience.
My name is Ainissa; thrilled to be here today. While I write and speak science for a living these days - I call myself a science evangelist - I earned my doctorate in materials science & engineering from Stanford; in many ways that shaped my professional life and set me on that path to write "The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another." I'm here today from 12 - 2 pm EST (16-18 UT) to take questions on all things materials and inventions, from clocks to copper communication cables, the steel rail to silicon chips. And let's not forget about the people - many of whom have been relegated to the sidelines of history - who changed so many aspects of our lives.
Want to know how our pursuit of precision in timepieces changed how we sleep? How the railroad helped commercialize Christmas? How... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am what I would describe as an avid casual or semi-hardcore. Which boils down to me trying to play the game in a way I like, while also trying to bring my A game to raids.
I enjoy anything open world and make my gold nowadays mostly in Silithus, through a mix of herbs, Sandworm meat and Twilight texts which nets me anywhere between 70 to 80 gold an hour and the occasional PvP encounter. Most people that have played since launch, myself included, are at or nearing a point where there isn't a whole lot to do but log in and raid when raid day upon us. Which for me means most time I spend outside of raids is in preperation of raiding.
As I type this post the cheapest Flask of Supreme Power on my server (Firemaw EU) is 375g.
And here is the point of this post. The time it takes me, a warlock, to prepare adequately for a raid is weighing heavily on how much I enjoy the game, and going by the amount of posts about Black Lotus, I'm not alone.
I've read the arguments over and over on this... keep reading on reddit ➡
Recent news events have caused many people to reopen discussions about race and racism. I am glad that my household is one of these.
I was adopted as a baby from South-East Asia to a rural farming community. I grew up being the ONLY person with dark skin within a 50-mile radius, no exaggeration. In recent discussions, she keeps saying that “we” could never know what it’s like to live as a minority or be subject to racism. I asked her if she had considered that my life experiences have been different from hers, having spent the first 20 years of my life being the only not-white person I know. She looked very taken-aback and said, “I guess I don’t see you that way.”
I went on to tell her about how some kids in elementary school were told by their parents not to play with me, that my skin was the colour of poop. About how I was called the “N-word” and the “token black kid” (even though I am not black), and after 9/11 kids spat the word “P*ki” at me (which is not accurate either). About... keep reading on reddit ➡
This following post is for theoretical discussion purposes only.
To the best of my knowledge, this “scammer scam” is the first of its kind on this sub, as I’ve never seen anything here using the same techniques and methods. If the reception from you guys here on ILPT is good and there’s demand for more, I may post other “tried and true” methods I’ve come up with, modified, or used in future threads - just let me know if there’s any interest. That being said, enjoy.
eBay has been filling up with numerous sellers advertising high-ticket and desirable products for less than they could possibly cost if you paid retail. This is because of "triangulation fraud". Basically, a scammer with someone else's credit card takes over (or makes) an account on eBay and pumps the feedback up to around 15 before getting started. Then they list the item at a substantially lower price than it retails for, and when the item is sold, they use the credit card to pay for it on the store's website, then puts... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi Everyone. I trust you all are doing well in the lock down (or no lockdown.... whatever)
I finally swallowed the bitter pill and embarked on domestic air travel yesterday. It is like pulling a wax strip off your body. But I have finally done it. These are my experiences.
I needed to travel to my in-laws place in Andhra Pradesh, which has been long overdue. Obtained the necessary travel pass from state government web portal, booked tickets. They mentioned on the pass that atleast 7 days of institutional quarantine would be required till I'm tested negative twice, which is cool.
31/05 15:00pm - Delhi Airport. Disinfectant sprayed on the bags, contact less ID verification at the main entrance. Print the boarding pass from kiosk, check-in baggage and I was good to go. Everything looked so seamless.
31/05 16:30pm - We got face shield, hand sanitizer sachets and face mask provided by airlines in a simple kit. It was cool again. Things looked sorted, process-wise. They also asked u... keep reading on reddit ➡