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  1. Comment on Gabriel Boric (Leftist millennial) wins election as Chile’s next president in ~news

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    Chile is not in the best shape nowadays, and Boric knows it. He is the most down to earth president we had and also the most willingly to try to discuss and negotiate reforms to improve the common...
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    Chile is not in the best shape nowadays, and Boric knows it. He is the most down to earth president we had and also the most willingly to try to discuss and negotiate reforms to improve the common citizen. Before, he had always been joked around saying him "amarillo" (yellow, since he always looked for the other pollitically side, like mixing red and blue) and even was cancelled by far leftists for supposely selling out to the right, pouring him beer in a park, but he tried to hear them and stand by his own. I think the comparison to Sanders is right in some sense, but in others, Boric is far more willing to getting close to the center to make actual change.

    So, with that, his economic policies that try to end neoliberalism in Chile and try to make it closer to a europe socialdemocracy are probably not gonna occur or gonna be reduced in scope. Not because of lack of popular support, but because the congress is divided, so he doesn't have the votes to push any legislation and since our country has high debt, inflation and flee of foreign capital, never seen since the 90s. It is a real shame, since this country needs some reforms in order to escape the middle income trap and to really become a developed nation, but we will try to see what changes will occur. Is not like Boric had the most radical leftist economic policies like seizing the means of production or nationalize all economic assets. He instead pushed for taxing the ultra-rich, creating national enterprises for lithium, improving pension funds for the eldery and eliminating AFP, our private system for pension funds, and so many other polices that try to make Chile not so dependent on extractivism. It has not the best policies and has been critized by economists, but he will bring interesting subjects to the chilean economy.

    What I really hope that change is coming in the subject of Health, our country is leader in vaccinations and we have the longest lifespan in all latinoamerica, but that hides the fact that our country has a health system very precarious and centralized, with Santiago being the only city with world-class hospitals. Often, chileans born is the regions have to travel very far away to be treated, Boric knows this since he comes from Punta Arenas, the farthest city to Santiago in Chile (and I would even say that he is the southern born president in the world!). Add to the fact that public hospitals pale in comparison to private clinics and that mental health in Chile is atrocious, with us leading the most deppresed country (even Boric had a treatment to OCD).

    And so many other things I also hope for a change. He has promised to improve funding in Chile to R&D, and to push science like no other president. He proclaim that he was going to be the first ecological goverment and to push the energy renewables like Chile has been doing for a long time. And so on and so on.

    Will he be a great president? We don't know, but he has the team and ideas to becoming one. I really trust him, besides he looks as someone I could drank a beer with in a party. Oh, did I say he is now the most powerful tool fan.

    14 votes
  2. Comment on Gabriel Boric (Leftist millennial) wins election as Chile’s next president in ~news

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    We also have made fun of that chance, but not at the same scale as foreigners. But I don't think is going to happen, since our left is pretty far away from the typical latinoamerican...

    We also have made fun of that chance, but not at the same scale as foreigners. But I don't think is going to happen, since our left is pretty far away from the typical latinoamerican "anti-imperialist" left. Ours is much closer to a liberal left and I would even say to the Democrat party and Social Democrats all over Europe. Even Boric has been talking to american and european leaders for a long time, he's part of Progressive International, organization founded by Sanders and has talked other US organizations.

    So, if CIA decides to make a coup, and God forbids it, it would be the dumbest error they could do, followed by that fiasco in Bolivia elections.

    7 votes
  3. Comment on Gabriel Boric (Leftist millennial) wins election as Chile’s next president in ~news

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    I was a bit surprised that this wasn't already linked, but I guess I'm the only Chilean then! The news itself is a bit old, from last year, but I linked anyway to give notice, more so now with the...

    I was a bit surprised that this wasn't already linked, but I guess I'm the only Chilean then!

    The news itself is a bit old, from last year, but I linked anyway to give notice, more so now with the announcement that Kamala Harris will come when Boric takes office in the 11 of March.

    13 votes
  4. Comment on Victoria II, Part I: Mechanics and Gears in ~games

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    I have never played before, but with the new one (Vic III), I now have interest in the saga.

    I have never played before, but with the new one (Vic III), I now have interest in the saga.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Why have web pages dropped the www? in ~talk

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    Oh yes I know Chrome has started that bad habit, but I use Firefox exclusively so I don't experience that.

    Oh yes I know Chrome has started that bad habit, but I use Firefox exclusively so I don't experience that.

    2 votes
  6. Why have web pages dropped the www?

    I don't know where to put this question, if here or in ~tech, but I chose here due to I want a response for someone who doesn't know all about internet. So my question is: why there is a trend of...

    I don't know where to put this question, if here or in ~tech, but I chose here due to I want a response for someone who doesn't know all about internet.

    So my question is: why there is a trend of removing the www of every web address? why it was standard in the first place and not now?

    There are a handful of popular web pages that don't use a triple w in their link and they have replaced it or removed it. Tildes, for example, doesn't need triple w. Why?

    17 votes
  7. Comment on Why are nobody talking about the Euros here? in ~sports

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    Indeed, I am not an expert of football but with the quality of the matches you don't need that to enjoy them. National team is that event that in my country really does unite people and so in...

    Indeed, I am not an expert of football but with the quality of the matches you don't need that to enjoy them. National team is that event that in my country really does unite people and so in others' countries.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Why are nobody talking about the Euros here? in ~sports

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    Man, yesterday was one in a million, I really don't think that two matches of the same quality can happen again for some time.

    Man, yesterday was one in a million, I really don't think that two matches of the same quality can happen again for some time.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Why are nobody talking about the Euros here? in ~sports

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    I was following Copa América earlier since I wanted the best for my team, but yesterday I decided to watch one match from the Euros. I watched France vs Switzerland and oh boy, that was a match....

    I was following Copa América earlier since I wanted the best for my team, but yesterday I decided to watch one match from the Euros. I watched France vs Switzerland and oh boy, that was a match. Europeans are lucky to have this level of football after so long, it makes me wish we could play like that.

    I haven't commented here since... I didn't think there was room for a discussion about football. I mostly imagine this page as USA-primarily, so they don't have appetite for that, I guess.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Meet the new server, functionally the same as the old server (hopefully) in ~tildes.official

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    The switch was fast! I thought it would take a couple of hours more, but here we are!

    The switch was fast!
    I thought it would take a couple of hours more, but here we are!

    9 votes
  11. Comment on What's a cool and not-well-known thing that people can do with their phone/computer? in ~tech

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    It sounds amazing! Tho' I have to say, when I tried KDE Connect on windows I felt it was behind the linux version.

    It sounds amazing!

    Tho' I have to say, when I tried KDE Connect on windows I felt it was behind the linux version.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on The Workers From Vienna/Die Arbeiter von Wien by Fritz Brügel (Cover by the Erich Weinert Ensemble) in ~music

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    Something that I can talk with expertise! There is a recurring pattern with leftish anthems, I would even say revolutionary anthems in general, that they use the same melody and they just add new...

    Something that I can talk with expertise!

    There is a recurring pattern with leftish anthems, I would even say revolutionary anthems in general, that they use the same melody and they just add new lyrics and call it a new song. So when you start hearing revolutionary music more frecuently, you'll definitely find some song that sound totally alike.

    The reason why they did this is to me a bit unclear, yet I think it comes down in order to honor old revolutionary movements and to make the comparison that the new movements is a continuation of the old, or at least is heavily inspired. Besides, hearing the same tunes on different languages helps with leftists goals, a movement that is beyond nationalites.

    A clear example is this song, that is clearly inspired on the (in)famous russian anthem Красная Армия всех сильней or more known as White Army, Black Baron. As with all soviet marches, it is strong and full of force, with a chorus that could fill a stadium with sheer will. Yet, there is little mention that this song uses the same melody of Borgu, a corsican nationalist song which celebrates a corsican victory against the french in the XVIII century.

    Same thing happens with Warszawianka, a polish socialist revolutionary song of 1905 that crossed all european borders. There are versions of it in polish, in russian, in german, in italian, in hungarian, in finnish, in norwegian, in swedish, a dutch one, a greek one, a spanish one, a french one, of bloody course and an english version of the song. Over all, a massive hit. There is even a japanese version.

    Same thing happens with Einheitsfrontlied, L'Internationale, Wide Is My Motherland and a chilean song, Venceremos.

    As always, I cannot forgot to mention the work of Ingen, a channel that serves as a repo of all this historical songs. I am thankful of them work.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Apple subpoenas Valve as part of its legal battle with Epic: Valve fights back in ~games

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    Did seriously Apple thought that Valve would release all that data? Even under threat? That data is the most important thing Valve has, it is obvious that they will try to protect it. Or at least...

    Did seriously Apple thought that Valve would release all that data? Even under threat?

    That data is the most important thing Valve has, it is obvious that they will try to protect it. Or at least they could only release the 18+ anime videogames data to only annoy Apple.

    15 votes
  14. Comment on Tom & Jerry (2021) - Official trailer in ~movies

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    I would put it in the same tier as The Three Stooges film from 2012 or The Smurfs (in 3D) , in the sense that it uses an well known IP, but will end up as a forgettable, mediocre movie. Although...

    I would put it in the same tier as The Three Stooges film from 2012 or The Smurfs (in 3D) , in the sense that it uses an well known IP, but will end up as a forgettable, mediocre movie. Although we could say how sad it is, I don't wanna spend much time on that since I doubt they, the creators, did the same.

    But I wanna write some words on my love of Tom & Jerry, I loved as a child watching some episodes because they were iconic and fun. I think I do now, yet I have the sensation that I watched because it was on the T.V., not because I chose it. Let me put it this way, I liked because I stumbled upon the cartoon and there wasn't a best thing to watch, not because I looked forward to watching it. That doesn't reduce its credit but it is an interesting thought since I don't know if I can enjoy it as much as I liked before, or if somebody feels the same way.

    Even thought all of that, I will always be thankful since Tom & Jerry introduced me Jazz and Classical music, same thing can be said about Looney Tunes.

    Edit: Added another example to the tier

    7 votes
  15. Comment on Time to decolonise the internet in ~tech

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    VERY dependent on Social Media. Most people have been customed to use internet only by phones, so most don't even go to web pages. And even then, Instagram, facebook or Tiktok are the way of many...

    VERY dependent on Social Media. Most people have been customed to use internet only by phones, so most don't even go to web pages. And even then, Instagram, facebook or Tiktok are the way of many of being part of the internet.

    It isn't so bad, actually, it is just centralized on those things and if you wanna escape that, you gotta learn english. This is Latin America point of view, though. I know Spain is a bit different having the same language.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Time to decolonise the internet in ~tech

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    I think my experience at living in Latin America may help you consider some points. Although we all have to give credit to the US for developing the internet, not as a technical standard but as an...

    I think my experience at living in Latin America may help you consider some points.

    Although we all have to give credit to the US for developing the internet, not as a technical standard but as an infrastructure in modern society. Yet it is surprising to see how far the influence of the US can be felt without some notice. You mention Japan as another exporter of culture, and in Latin America also applies, in the '90 everybody watched anime, without prejudice, in the '00 few kept, since we learned the stereotype of a U.S. anime-fan, and in '10 and this decade, since the anime is now accepted in the U.S., I have seen another resurgence in my country, without the prejudices we learned.

    Because that is the thing, when we are exposed to another cultures, we kinda have a disclaimer understanding that is "another thing", yet when we are exposed to the U.S., we all act like if it was universal and can be shared with all people, regardless of cultures. We need a type of disclaimer as well, yet it can't be done when the influence of the U.S. can be seen everywhere. I am bored of seeing for 4 years in my cable news the mistakes Trump said/did, He appears more in the news that even my president! (well, he is not liked as well).

    Back to the point, I get that the U.S. has a bigger share in the internet since they kinda created, but its influence is far more than servers and IPs, and as a Latino I need to doubt it in good faith in order to not get entangled in problems native to the U.S.

    When I learned the internet, there was a promise that there was a lot of cultures being shared around. It were the last years of forums and the first of social media, and since then the U.S. culture became the status quo.

    EDIT: Ironically, The Onion just made a joke about this very thing. https://www.theonion.com/nasa-discovers-evidence-that-life-could-exist-outside-a-1845285833

    13 votes
  17. Comment on Azerbaijan announces military mobilization amid clashes with Armenia in ~news

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    Thanks for the correction. I could have sworn that I put the original title, albeit I did add "Armenia" to contextualize. If they have changed as well, I don't remember nor do care, but thanks for...

    Thanks for the correction. I could have sworn that I put the original title, albeit I did add "Armenia" to contextualize. If they have changed as well, I don't remember nor do care, but thanks for the edit.

    But the thing that painfully hurt more was definetely not being rigorous with the link. Dammit, I just put the link I found from twitter, read it and went along, forgetting what you have mention. I am sorry for that.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Wikipedia is getting a new look for the first time in ten years. Here’s why in ~design

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    Yeah but Wikiwand collects info so that kinda leaves a sour taste for me.

    Yeah but Wikiwand collects info so that kinda leaves a sour taste for me.

    1 vote