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  1. Comment on Brazil's Bolsonaro asks Senate to impeach a Supreme Court justice in ~news

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    I don't pretend to understand the enigma that is brazil. But can I just say. Best of luck. The world needs it's amazon lungs.

    I don't pretend to understand the enigma that is brazil. But can I just say. Best of luck. The world needs it's amazon lungs.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on For the first time on record, precipitation on Saturday at the summit of Greenland — roughly two miles above sea level — fell as rain and not snow in ~enviro

  3. Comment on Democracy should be sentimentalist not rationalist in ~life

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    Democracy should be Cincinnatis. George Washington stepping down was pretty amazing. Something Napoleon admired but didn't have the courage to do. As is the trait amongst most revolutionaries.

    Democracy should be Cincinnatis.

    George Washington stepping down was pretty amazing. Something Napoleon admired but didn't have the courage to do.

    As is the trait amongst most revolutionaries.

  4. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    https://imgur.com/a/8ZSOLiX First super dumb game to go on the app store next week. Chicken pants escapes spooky town. Or Chicken Pants Escapes Summer Camp. Not sure yet.

    https://imgur.com/a/8ZSOLiX

    First super dumb game to go on the app store next week.

    Chicken pants escapes spooky town.

    Or

    Chicken Pants Escapes Summer Camp.

    Not sure yet.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Brazil's Bolsonaro asks Senate to impeach a Supreme Court justice in ~news

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    How dare you show how my false narrative about how easy election fraud is.

    How dare you show how my false narrative about how easy election fraud is.

    BRASILIA, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro raised the stakes in his battle with the country's Supreme Court on Friday, sending the Senate a request for the impeachment of one of its justices, according to the request seen by Reuters.

    Bolsonaro is seeking to impeach Justice Alexandre de Moraes after he opened an investigation into the president for allegedly leaking to the media a secret federal police report of a hacking that backed up his views that Brazil's electronic voting system was vulnerable to fraud.

    Moraes has also begun investigating Bolsonaro for his attacks on the Supreme Electoral Court, which has maintained that the electronic system is safe and can be audited.

    The president of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco, told reporters he will look at the request, but said he does not see political or technical grounds to impeach Moraes.

    The Supreme Court rejected Bolsonaro's request in a statement that it "does not tolerate a magistrate being accused for his decisions" that must be questioned through the proper appeals process.

    Bolsonaro's critics say he is sowing doubts about the voting system so he can question next year's election results if he loses. Polls show former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ahead, though neither have announced they will run.

    The president's request to the Senate, which is the only body that can try a top court judge, said some justices were committing abuses and breaking the law by launching investigations without the involvement of state prosecutors.

    The Senate is not expected to take up the impeachment request, just as the lower chamber has not advanced any of the dozens of requests to impeach Bolsonaro.

    But his case against Moraes will deepen the crisis between the president and the Supreme Court, which Bolsonaro supporters want to see closed down.

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

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    Overlord. One and two. The most satisfying thing in the world. Defeat enemies. Have 30 minions tear apart the room looking for treasure at the touch of a button. Then bring it to you.

    Overlord. One and two.

    The most satisfying thing in the world. Defeat enemies.

    Have 30 minions tear apart the room looking for treasure at the touch of a button. Then bring it to you.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Venezuela opposition leader swears himself in as interim president in ~news

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    Socialisms tenets are based on a mobile class that is also middle class. Educated, healthy and robust.

    Socialisms tenets are based on a mobile class that is also middle class. Educated, healthy and robust.

  8. Comment on On the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook landing in Aotearoa, Ian Taylor is vowing to tell the story of those who came before Cook: the Polynesian celestial navigators. in ~news

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    Education, infrastructure and healthcare. Those are the iron feet that replace clay. Ask makeivelli.

    Education, infrastructure and healthcare. Those are the iron feet that replace clay. Ask makeivelli.

  9. Comment on Electron is flash for the desktop in ~comp

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    Imagine a world where adobe was open sourced. Tech companies took the fastest route to screwing users by implementing adobe's business model. People bitch about Android as they should, without a...

    Imagine a world where adobe was open sourced. Tech companies took the fastest route to screwing users by implementing adobe's business model.

    People bitch about Android as they should, without a thought to the fact you have a choice.

    I applaud apple, for protecting their users. But it is a child's toy so they can maintain their walled garden. If that's your thing go for it. If you want innovation, open source is all we got.

  10. Comment on Electron is flash for the desktop in ~comp

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    Was it supposed to be?

    Was it supposed to be?

  11. Comment on Electron is flash for the desktop in ~comp

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    Wasn't .net supposed to be super development friendly and super net deployable? Hence the name. It was supposed to replace html "coding" and offer a WASM alternative. Then the weirdo what you see...

    Wasn't .net supposed to be super development friendly and super net deployable? Hence the name. It was supposed to replace html "coding" and offer a WASM alternative. Then the weirdo what you see is what you get markup applications.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Electron is flash for the desktop in ~comp

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    15 million uncommented lines of code? Why? Do they scrub comments before release?

    15 million uncommented lines of code? Why? Do they scrub comments before release?

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6 discussion thread in ~tv

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    Jon now king of the wildlings, comes for his non sisters kingdom of the north and his not step brothers 6 kingdoms, in GOT 2 electric boogaloo.

    Jon now king of the wildlings, comes for his non sisters kingdom of the north and his not step brothers 6 kingdoms, in GOT 2 electric boogaloo.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on A newly digitized map from 1587 offers a rare glimpse at the way Europeans conceived of the Americas before British colonization in ~humanities

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    That is a very detailed map considering the time period. I always find it fascinating how coveted a decent map was during this period. It was the super secret trade secret of its day. I'm sure we...

    That is a very detailed map considering the time period.

    I always find it fascinating how coveted a decent map was during this period. It was the super secret trade secret of its day. I'm sure we have lost countless maps over time since they would have all been top secret to the people that commissioned them. A very expensive and not guaranteed investment.

    But a lucrative one if it worked out. Just look at Portugal. A renaissance super power in its own right. Thank's to its heavy investment in exploring Terra Incognito.

    Not to mention Spain collapsing the gold market with it's superior navigation and crazy luck in taking over of parts of South America.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on How Joe Rogan’s hugely popular podcast became an essential platform for “freethinkers” who hate the Left in ~misc

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    It was just another reason to believe he was the same maniac he portrayed on News Radio. Not a bad thing, but I mine as well take Andy Dick seriously.

    It was just another reason to believe he was the same maniac he portrayed on News Radio. Not a bad thing, but I mine as well take Andy Dick seriously.

  16. Comment on How Joe Rogan’s hugely popular podcast became an essential platform for “freethinkers” who hate the Left in ~misc

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    Well thank Jojo I grew up with Joe Rogan just being a meat head on News Radio. Nothing he has done since has convinced me to take him seriously. How nuts are you to spend 10k a month on a tier 1...

    Well thank Jojo I grew up with Joe Rogan just being a meat head on News Radio. Nothing he has done since has convinced me to take him seriously. How nuts are you to spend 10k a month on a tier 1 line to play quake? This was the same era where Alex Jones was a liberal ranting against the right and appearing in movies like A Scanner Darkly ranting on a corner about the scary right wing media.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on The long, complicated, and extremely frustrating history of Medium, 2012–present in ~tech

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    Yep, I scrolled right past them thinking they were other blog posts.

    Yep, I scrolled right past them thinking they were other blog posts.

  18. Comment on The long, complicated, and extremely frustrating history of Medium, 2012–present in ~tech

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    You are correct. I just didn't understand the format.

    You are correct. I just didn't understand the format.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on Europe’s controversial overhaul of online copyright receives final approval in ~tech

  20. Comment on The long, complicated, and extremely frustrating history of Medium, 2012–present in ~tech

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    Well, he wrote an interesting opening piece and I was ready to read about the history of Medium, and then it just ended. Okay. Thank's I guess. I'm still left wondering what Medium was, or is and...

    Well, he wrote an interesting opening piece and I was ready to read about the history of Medium, and then it just ended. Okay. Thank's I guess. I'm still left wondering what Medium was, or is and what promises it made along the way?

    3 votes