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  1. Comment on What misconceptions would you like to clear up about your country/the country you live in? in ~talk

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    Ok, so now I have a new Canadian stereotype I guess? Bagged or boxed milk! In the states our milk comes in plastic jugs - thicker plastic than a water bottle, but in gallon quantity. I am guessing...

    boxed milk like the states

    Ok, so now I have a new Canadian stereotype I guess? Bagged or boxed milk!

    In the states our milk comes in plastic jugs - thicker plastic than a water bottle, but in gallon quantity. I am guessing the boxed milk is similar to how our half and half comes, but we call it a carton, not a box. Cool stuff.

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  2. Comment on Data isn't just being collected from your phone. It's being used to score you in ~tech

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    Not to mention the difficulty in discerning what the running politicians even stand for... If it's not one of their main platforms, they don't gain much by taking a definitive stance. I emailed,...

    Not to mention the difficulty in discerning what the running politicians even stand for... If it's not one of their main platforms, they don't gain much by taking a definitive stance. I emailed, snail mailed, and faxed my governor, congressman, and senators several times a week leading up the the net neutrality vote a while back and only one of them ever responded with whether they were for or against it. It's hard to get them to respond to any question, much less something as abstract as technological privacy as a whole

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  3. Comment on Have you ever been 'ahead of the curve' when it comes to realizing/predicting something? in ~talk

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    Did your paranoia serve you? Are you relatively invisible? Does Facebook or Google recognize you? Do you use a smart phone at all? I'm curious if making good choices yourself is enough to protect...

    Did your paranoia serve you? Are you relatively invisible? Does Facebook or Google recognize you? Do you use a smart phone at all? I'm curious if making good choices yourself is enough to protect you because of how invasive everything is, or whether you had to have a protective group of friends as well

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  4. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of June 1 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I do agree, and I'm also frustrated that my city's protests basically aligned with the reopening of a lot of places, including bars and laxed rules/opinions of social gatherings. I fear that in 2...

    I do agree, and I'm also frustrated that my city's protests basically aligned with the reopening of a lot of places, including bars and laxed rules/opinions of social gatherings. I fear that in 2 weeks when we inevitably see a spike, everyone will blame it on the protesters instead of the reopened social centers, and it will not be taken seriously

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  5. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 2 in ~news

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    I know you're mostly speaking hyperbolically, but I don't think it's that all the 'cool gear' gets them hyped up. I think the 'cool gear' gets them scared. They often go into dangerous situations...

    I know you're mostly speaking hyperbolically, but I don't think it's that all the 'cool gear' gets them hyped up. I think the 'cool gear' gets them scared. They often go into dangerous situations in their regular line of work, with regular amounts of protection. The fact that their bosses are overarming and overprotecting them might not lead to "fuck yeah!" But instead to "what are we being sent into that we need all of this?" My sister is friends with a cop's black wife, and she was begging us to pray for her husband yesterday before what turned out to be a mildly attended peaceful demonstration more than a protest in our town. Their leadership is winding them way up before sending them out, getting them scared, and jumpy, and full of adrenaline.

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  6. Comment on What do you think is the next big technological breakthrough? in ~talk

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    I don't know if it will (if not backed by the "meat industry"). Most of the religious people I know don't view animals on the same plane as they do people. Where they would go out and protest...

    I don't know if it will (if not backed by the "meat industry"). Most of the religious people I know don't view animals on the same plane as they do people. Where they would go out and protest growing anything human in a lab (including life saving organs even if they were to come from medical waste stem cells), animals just aren't on their radar as something that needs to be protected. Maybe they don't want lab grown because "God gave us something safe to eat" and they're worried lab grown might cause cancer, but I don't think they're worried about man made food vs God made food

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  7. Comment on What do you think is the next big technological breakthrough? in ~talk

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    I agree that this is the most effective way! Anecdotally, people are much likelier to try a new dish, like it, and add it to their repertoire if it's just presented as "one of my favorites, you...

    I agree that this is the most effective way! Anecdotally, people are much likelier to try a new dish, like it, and add it to their repertoire if it's just presented as "one of my favorites, you HAVE to try it!" As opposed to you switching to this means you're going to have to face the uncomfortable fact that the decisions you've been making for years are hurtful. I wish more people would understand that getting someone to even 10% better is so much more effective than just making them feel guilty for not going 100%

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  8. Comment on For those in marriages or long-term relationships, what do you do with mementos of previous relationships? in ~life

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    I have a memories box, but very little of it is dedicated to exes. I live with my SO, and while I respect his sentimentality, I don't want to accidentally find something that turns my day sour....

    I have a memories box, but very little of it is dedicated to exes. I live with my SO, and while I respect his sentimentality, I don't want to accidentally find something that turns my day sour. Just because I trust him fully and love him completely doesn't mean I want to or need to know every detail of his past loves. I told him to pick a spot in our house where I'll never go (he picked the top of his closet). It's not that he wanted a place to hide things, or that I'll never look in his memory box, but that's not something I'm going to do accidentally or without him while looking for an HDMI cable.

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  9. Comment on John Krasinski's 'Some Good News' sells to ViacomCBS following massive bidding war in ~tv

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    I don't know if this might help lift the connotations of the word, but it's spread far past the alt-right, and I'd argue a lot of the people using it now might not even know of their connection....

    I don't know if this might help lift the connotations of the word, but it's spread far past the alt-right, and I'd argue a lot of the people using it now might not even know of their connection. Cuckolding has always been a somewhat common word. They talked about cuckolding on The Office. Cuck is just newer slang, and anyone can guess at it's meaning without knowing where or how it's risen in popularity. I'm not saying you're wrong that those groups use the word, but to think that they use it almost exclusively is far from accurate

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  10. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    This ended up being topical with the new release, but I nostalgically picked up Paper Mario Thousand year door, and I loved it every bit as much as I loved it in the aughts. I loved it so much, I...

    This ended up being topical with the new release, but I nostalgically picked up Paper Mario Thousand year door, and I loved it every bit as much as I loved it in the aughts. I loved it so much, I wanted to try the others in the series, so we got the N64 version, and discovered the original Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars for the SNES. Then there's super paper Mario on Wii, then a 3DS version and a WiiU version. Between emulators and old systems, I'm making my way through the series, and then bam, the announcement drops that origami is coming!

    I love how low pressure it is. With turn based fighting, I can walk away in the middle of a fight for a snack, or a conversation. I love the little puzzles and having to go back and forth and talk to randos for special helpful information is really rewarding. Prepare for dumb jokes, and dumber NPCs. If you like low stress, low stakes games and are bored with the now only playable 15 minutes a day Animal Crossing, I definitely suggest picking up your best like loved game from 10 years ago (or in my case, 15)

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  11. Comment on The absolute most important factor in brewing great coffee—more coffee beans does not make for stronger or better coffee in ~food

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    I'm glad to hear you mention that. I never really consider it, but association is the main factor in coffee for me too. Iced coffee just doesn't get me moving because I need all the things my...

    I'm glad to hear you mention that. I never really consider it, but association is the main factor in coffee for me too. Iced coffee just doesn't get me moving because I need all the things my brain has made up about hot coffee. In the afternoon, I'm better off with a cup of hot decaf than with a cold iced coffee

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