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Alright, peeps: Nexus 5 or Moto X? Convince me.

Nexus 5 pros: I like the hardware better, easier to root, better screen. Might be a little big for my small pockets.

Moto X pros: Better battery life (this is a big one), active notifications are really cool.

Aaarrrgh so hard!
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I got the moto x and expected to root like I've done with every past android phone I've had beginning with the G1.  I liked the stock experience so much, I didn't even bother to root and even gasp updated to the newest firmware. I was also torn between a nexus 5 and the moto x, after I made my choice I have no regrets. 
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This is actually the greatest thing on the internet right now. IKEA or death metal?
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Can we play "Cake or Death" next?
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> Come home, put wallet on counter

> 5 seconds later: SHIT WHERE'S MY WALLET DID I LEAVE IT AT THE RESTAURANT FUCK FUCK FUCK oh here it is
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not me oh 5secs later... look an squirrel lol ;D
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The more I feel underwhelmed by games like The Witcher, the more I re-consider going back to Skyrim for awhile.
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Oh that's a bummer, hopefully they do bring to the PC then. It really is a great game.
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Follow-up to my last question for PC builders: Where, besides Newegg and Amazon, do you buy parts? I occasionally buy at NCIX (for the price matching) and Micro Center (for the cheap CPUs) but wondering what other stores are out there.
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PCpartspicker is cool and all, but I don't want to be waiting for like 80 shipments at my apartment.  I always end up just saying fuck it and buy from newegg so I can get one giant box with everything in it at a good price.  I think it's still the best.  Tiger Direct doesn't have the good deals they used to up until a few years ago.
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Playing Ocarina of Time for the first time since childhood. This plot makes no sense.

"I had this dream and there were dark clouds...I think it means that THAT GUY IS EVIL AND WANTS TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD"

Okay princess, that's quite a leap in logic. Let's step back and give this guy some due process. You are a small child who had a bad dream and that is a pretty serious accusation.
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I endorse the hell out of this idea, +Lewis Downing.
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Nothing like the sweet smell of a new motherboard. Let's see if this thing POSTs.
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U are hott
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Remember how much everyone freaked out when Google Reader shut down, even though it wasn't that special and like 50 services instantly replaced it that were just as good or better?
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Not into Feedly at all. I use RSS Junkie on Android, but I still miss #GoogleReader ...
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What are the laziest-but-also-awesome life hacks you've ever seen?
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+Whitson Gordon I read some very good linehacker stories. Question>> why isn't there a life hacker community ?? If there is one please send me a invitation. Thank you
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PC builders: How is Newegg's customer service/return policy? Is it better than Amazon's? I haven't had to return anything to Newegg before.
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The return policy is fine, but they charge restocking fees and don't pay for return shipping, lame. Their customer service is horrific, however.
Amazon is Amazon; 30 days and no worries and no fees (at least with Prime).
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Editor-in-Chief of Lifehacker. Orange juice enthusiast. Conflicted Linux/Mac/Windows geek. Heretical Christian. Metalhead. Dragon slayer. Tetris ninja.
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