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Quicksilver wrote

Very busy month for me. Going to be doing a bike test soon to be able to ride a motorbike, which is exciting. I'll still be using public transport TBF, but I'm getting to a point where I also need the flexibility of a vehicle.

I wanted to go visit my family in another country this year, but I've seen that the pricing is just to high, with everything else going on. Don't have over a grand to put down for testing, tickets, and everything else.

I've decided to actually just delete Facebook finally. Only use it for messenger, but I've just decided to get people on other messaging apps anyways.

Maybe a bit TMI, bit just going to stop watching porn as well. Probably where most of my internet time goes anyway, and I'm just tired of it, and all the time spent on it.

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moonlune wrote (edited )

Don't have over a grand to put down for testing, tickets, and everything else.

and the two weeks of quarantine in a hotel (for china)! It's as expensive as the plane ticket.

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metocin wrote

I feel much better about myself after quitting porn-watching. It consumed a lot of my time as well, and when you learn about some of the ethical issues it makes you feel really disgusting to continue it anyways. Good luck

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Quicksilver wrote

Thanks for the support man!

Yeah, the ethical issues are definitely there. I would justify it by turning sites where you pay for people's work so that it's not as exploitative, but then I was spending a lot of coinage that I really need for other things, and I'd just fall into going back to hub sites anyway.

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lettuceLeafer wrote

On mobile you can you messenger without having Facebook installed.

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Quicksilver wrote

Really? I thought you needed a Facebook account to use Facebook messenger, as all it connects ghrough your friends list?

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lettuceLeafer wrote

You do need a Facebook account but you don't need the Facebook app. So you can block the website on your computer and not have the app installed on your phone and still use messenger.

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Quicksilver wrote

Oh yeah, that's fair enough then. Still just might delete it overall though, if I can get the people I want on other things.

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annikastheory wrote

I deleted my facebook years ago. I regretted it a lot though. I didn't really spend time getting peoples contact info or getting them to follow me to something else. I sort of just suddenly pulled the plug on it and unintentionally isolated myself from almost everyone. Sounds like you are wiser than me though and you are already getting people to migrate with you elsewhere or getting their contact info.

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Quicksilver wrote

Yeah, one thing I didn't want was to suddenly isolate myself or lose things. So I downloaded all my data from it (2 gigs of data dating back to 2004, I was shocked I've been on that long), and other details.

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CameronNemo wrote

I also have my data dump hanging around. Indeed it is a quantity of data.

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