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keita
    What do I like most about Telegram? It properly syncs messages across devices and sends notifications immediately. I know, crazy, right, for a messaging app.
    keita
      My wife and I have completely replaced iMessage with Telegram. We like it a lot better.
      keita
        @jws when your only hammer is recursion…
        keita
          @bazbt3 I know. I understand it intellectually, the emotions of the moment are just slightly overwhelming.
          keita
            I’d love to play a VR simulation game where I’m just an ordinary citizen doing my daily work in Germany during Hitler’s reign.
            keita
              I find it interesting, what it must have been like to just be a regular German in Nazi Germany. Or in the USSR during the Cold War. Would I have bought the propaganda? Would I have doubted it but resisted due to external pressures?
              keita
                There are obviously MANY more details I knew existed, but didn’t really think about. Coming here to Vienna has rekindled that interest and I’m doing a lot of reading about WW2 now, haha.
                keita
                  Actually being in historical places is pretty amazing. I always was moderately interested in European history, but my memory of WW2 was basically, “well, some things happened, the US bombed Japan, and the war ended”
                  keita
                    Seems a bit like nationalism.
                    keita
                      Don’t get me wrong, patriotism isn’t bad — but when you’re blindly shouting U-S-A and not really understanding what the US does in the world?
                      keita
                        What’s so great about “Make America Great Again” as a slogan is that it appeals to this uber-patriotism that a lot of Americans really think is some kind of sacred thing.
                        keita
                          I'm loving Vienna, but I'm getting a bit homesick already. I love traveling and seeing new places, but I also love the comfort of my own house. :-(
                          keita
                            @jws We don’t because I’m in the camp that believes that adverse environmental conditions harms productivity, which means the money spent on air conditioning is well spent ;)
                            keita
                              @jws Tomorrow is supposed to be a lot better (24 C) and it’s just getting cooler, so we just have to sweat it out for a bit more.
                              keita
                                @jws Also, it’s pretty humid, too. If it was 31 C and 10% I’d be fine, but it’s 60% :-S
                                keita
                                  @jws Yeah. Apparently it isn’t supposed to get this hot, so nobody is prepare. No air conditioning, no fans. It’s brutal.
                                  keita
                                    @jws Probably not. But it’s naptime for little Lisa.
                                    keita
                                      @japchap Nope, I’m in Vienna. Heh. :)
                                      keita
                                        I tried concentrating on some work, but I just couldn’t. Too hot.