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  1. Comment on Iowa Democratic caucus results delayed until Tuesday due to reporting inconsistencies and technical issues with app in ~news

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    That's the way this particular game is played. Just like the electoral college winner isn't necessarily the popular vote winner. All the candidates were fully aware of this going in and campaigned...

    That's the way this particular game is played. Just like the electoral college winner isn't necessarily the popular vote winner. All the candidates were fully aware of this going in and campaigned accordingly.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Trump impeachment: Failed witnesses vote paves way for acquittal in ~news

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    Yeah, that Politico link was what I had in mind. That's just a few people talking, not a DNC conspiracy. I'm not sure why that's a even news story at this point.

    Yeah, that Politico link was what I had in mind. That's just a few people talking, not a DNC conspiracy. I'm not sure why that's a even news story at this point.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Trump impeachment: Failed witnesses vote paves way for acquittal in ~news

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    Are you referring to the super delegate thing? That's not something actually being considered.

    Are you referring to the super delegate thing? That's not something actually being considered.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Trump impeachment: Failed witnesses vote paves way for acquittal in ~news

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    It's definitely coordinated. McConnell gives "hall passes" to those who need them the most without jeopardizing his majority. He's very good at that kind of thing.

    It's definitely coordinated. McConnell gives "hall passes" to those who need them the most without jeopardizing his majority. He's very good at that kind of thing.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on I think I'm done with Amazon. Recommend me some alternative storefronts in ~misc

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    Aldi is great if you have one close by but Costco is still worth it for my 2 person home. Not so much for all general groceries, but for items food items that have a shelf life of a month or more....

    Aldi is great if you have one close by but Costco is still worth it for my 2 person home. Not so much for all general groceries, but for items food items that have a shelf life of a month or more. Crackers, frozen foods (chicken, fish, fruit, veggies, pizza, dumplings, etc), protein bars, quinoa, cheese logs, wine, etc.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Want to be a better coder? Type faster. in ~comp

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    In my experience, typing speed is almost never the limiting factor when doing technical work even though I don't often type much faster than 60 wpm. Increases in efficiency are much more likely to...

    In my experience, typing speed is almost never the limiting factor when doing technical work even though I don't often type much faster than 60 wpm.

    Increases in efficiency are much more likely to come from learning keyboard shortcuts and taking advantage of autocomplete but more generally by systematizing and/or automating your approach to things that you need to do repeatedly rather than squeezing out a bit more speed from your fingers.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Tild-ers who live in developing countries (India,Brazil,Nigeria), what differences between your country and the West would you like to bring to others attention? in ~talk

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    Do you think discounted regional pricing would work? I'd think Microsoft, for example, would rather sell legitimate licenses for cheaper than have everything pirated or not affordable.

    Do you think discounted regional pricing would work? I'd think Microsoft, for example, would rather sell legitimate licenses for cheaper than have everything pirated or not affordable.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on I think I'm done with Amazon. Recommend me some alternative storefronts in ~misc

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    Costco is pretty nice. I've actually bought a fair amount of clothing there as the quality to cost ratio is amazing. @NaraVara, Costco is a good fit for basic clothing.

    Costco is pretty nice. I've actually bought a fair amount of clothing there as the quality to cost ratio is amazing.

    @NaraVara, Costco is a good fit for basic clothing.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on I think I'm done with Amazon. Recommend me some alternative storefronts in ~misc

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    Is WalMart any better than Amazon? I don't actually have a problem with what's happening in the story provided there are proper descriptions of the products and their condition, returns are...

    Is WalMart any better than Amazon?

    I don't actually have a problem with what's happening in the story provided there are proper descriptions of the products and their condition, returns are reasonable, and Amazon promptly deals with bad actors. I don't think it's completely fair to put all the blame on Amazon if people are abusing their system and misrepresenting things.

    9 votes
  10. Comment on Facing scrutiny, Pete Buttigieg releases list of McKinsey clients in ~news

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    Definitely too early to call, which is why I used "if".

    Definitely too early to call, which is why I used "if".

  11. Comment on Facing scrutiny, Pete Buttigieg releases list of McKinsey clients in ~news

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    He's absolutely a serious challenger to Bernie, though not in quite the same lane. If he takes IA and NH, things could shift dramatically in the next states.

    He's absolutely a serious challenger to Bernie, though not in quite the same lane. If he takes IA and NH, things could shift dramatically in the next states.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Facing scrutiny, Pete Buttigieg releases list of McKinsey clients in ~news

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    They're rampant on Twitter and Reddit. Other than the paid trolls, they're largely overzealous Sanders supporters who consider Pete to be practically a Republican due to his more moderate style of...

    They're rampant on Twitter and Reddit. Other than the paid trolls, they're largely overzealous Sanders supporters who consider Pete to be practically a Republican due to his more moderate style of rhetoric and concessions to pragmatism.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on I showed vintage Mister Rogers to my 21st-century kids in ~life

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    Fred Rogers is a modern day saint. I'd be absolutely crushed if terrible allegations came out regarding him like happened with Bill Cosby. Luckily, he seems to be the same caring person in real...

    Fred Rogers is a modern day saint. I'd be absolutely crushed if terrible allegations came out regarding him like happened with Bill Cosby. Luckily, he seems to be the same caring person in real life as he is on TV according to all accounts I've heard.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on Macabre Video of Fake Trump Shooting Media and Critics Is Shown at His Resort in ~news

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    I think the main difference here is that it was recently shown at a Trump event rather than just being some video that some T_D person made. Its existence is one thing, but the tacit endorsement...

    I think the main difference here is that it was recently shown at a Trump event rather than just being some video that some T_D person made. Its existence is one thing, but the tacit endorsement of it is quite another.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Volfefe index in ~finance

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    Thanks for your perspective! I don't think mike was necessarily saying Trump is behaving like Putin but that he's behaving how Putin would like him to. Putin wants a foolish and weak US president...

    Thanks for your perspective!

    I don't think mike was necessarily saying Trump is behaving like Putin but that he's behaving how Putin would like him to. Putin wants a foolish and weak US president he can manipulate, not someone like himself.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Democratic Debate #3 - Sept 12 2019 in ~news

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    Your perspective sounds exactly like Buttigieg's plan.

    Your perspective sounds exactly like Buttigieg's plan.

    Medicare for All Who Want It” as a pathway to Medicare for All

    Pete believes in universal health care. The health care system we have today is both unjust and inefficient. For the first time since World War I, life expectancy is falling. If you’re uninsured, you’re paying too much for health care. If you’re insured, you’re still paying too much. This burdens hard-working families, especially in communities of color, the most. Other developed countries provide universal coverage for less than what Americans currently pay — and with better results. The American people should not have to settle for less.

    Pete supports achieving Medicare for All through a pathway that helps improve people’s lives along the way while allowing the economy to adjust. He calls this “Medicare for All Who Want It.” This plan makes a Medicare-type public option available on the exchange and invites people to buy into it: if corporate insurers don’t lower costs to deliver something dramatically better than what is available today, competition will create the glide path toward Medicare for All.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on The Trolley Problem in ~humanities

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    The part I can't get over is that pushing someone over the bridge isn't very easy to accomplish or likely to actually do anything to help in reality so the thought experiment just breaks down as...

    The part I can't get over is that pushing someone over the bridge isn't very easy to accomplish or likely to actually do anything to help in reality so the thought experiment just breaks down as it becomes a complex series of probabilities rather than a binary choice.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Jeffrey Epstein Commits Suicide at Manhattan Jail in ~news

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    He was taken off of suicide watch before his demise. Whoever made that decision should one of the first to be investigated.

    He was taken off of suicide watch before his demise. Whoever made that decision should one of the first to be investigated.

  19. Comment on What advice or wisdom would you give to someone 10 years younger than you? in ~life

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    Running my own business sounds difficult and burdensome to me, especially the risk and stress of getting it started. I don't see much upside compared to my current stable and comfortable...

    Running my own business sounds difficult and burdensome to me, especially the risk and stress of getting it started. I don't see much upside compared to my current stable and comfortable employment situation. What am I missing?

    8 votes
  20. Comment on Tildistas in the US, who do you support in the 2020 Democratic Primary? in ~talk

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    How about Warren POTUS, Buttigieg VP, Harris AG?

    How about Warren POTUS, Buttigieg VP, Harris AG?