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  1. Comment on What if we Nuke a City? | Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell in ~humanities

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    It's a pretty widely held belief with some evidence to back it up. No two atomic powers have ever declared war on each other, and no atomic power has had its borders changed. This doesn't...

    It's a pretty widely held belief with some evidence to back it up. No two atomic powers have ever declared war on each other, and no atomic power has had its borders changed. This doesn't necessarily equate to more peaceful times, it just means that proxy wars get fought.

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  2. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion #1 in ~health

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    My gym is expanding right now and building a new section with 40 ft high walls, it makes my palms sweat just thinking about it, but I'm looking forward to giving it a shot.

    My gym is expanding right now and building a new section with 40 ft high walls, it makes my palms sweat just thinking about it, but I'm looking forward to giving it a shot.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on The Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali in ~news

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    Seems like kind of an over dramatization to say Aung San Suu Kyi is responsible for the massacres in Myanmar. Really, she is guilty of not speaking out against the military junta that had kept her...

    Seems like kind of an over dramatization to say Aung San Suu Kyi is responsible for the massacres in Myanmar. Really, she is guilty of not speaking out against the military junta that had kept her on house arrest for years. It's not like she was issuing orders or anything.

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  4. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion #1 in ~health

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    Do you do more bouldering or top ropes? I find myself bouldering most of the time because you can do it solo, and it is a good way to get stronger. It seems like too roping develops your technique...

    Do you do more bouldering or top ropes? I find myself bouldering most of the time because you can do it solo, and it is a good way to get stronger. It seems like too roping develops your technique and endurance more.

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  5. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion #1 in ~health

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    Does anyone else here climb? I have been hitting the climbing gym since February and it's been great. I also do yoga once a week to improve flexibility and help heal from climbing. I never could...

    Does anyone else here climb? I have been hitting the climbing gym since February and it's been great. I also do yoga once a week to improve flexibility and help heal from climbing. I never could get invested in the gym because it's too much like a hamster wheel, and I love bicycling but people in cars are just crazy. Climbing is the perfect mix of physically strenuous and mentally engaging. Highly recommend checking out a climbing gym if there is one near you!

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  6. Comment on The complicated ethics of Tesla's Autopilot - It could save the lives of millions, but it will kill some people first in ~tech

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    If you look at the top ten things that go wrong with cars, they're all because of internal combustion engines. Tesla's and electric cars are way less maintenance, to the point where their...

    If you look at the top ten things that go wrong with cars, they're all because of internal combustion engines. Tesla's and electric cars are way less maintenance, to the point where their widespread adoption is going to kill the auto mechanic industry.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What Does PewDiePie Really Believe? The biggest YouTuber in the world has been accused of being a closet white nationalist and even inspiring mass shootings. He says it’s all a misunderstanding. in ~tech

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    He said it because at the time PewDiePie was jockeying to be the youtuber with the most subscribers. The other person is an Indian woman. It's a racist call to arms, although really it's just...

    He said it because he knew that it would be provocative, and that people would endlessly discuss and dissect it, debate whether pewdiepie was in some way responsible, and think about if the shooter himself was influenced by him.

    He said it because at the time PewDiePie was jockeying to be the youtuber with the most subscribers. The other person is an Indian woman. It's a racist call to arms, although really it's just because PewDiePie is a popular white male YouTuber.

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  8. Comment on What's something you think more people should know about/be aware of? in ~talk

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    I want to work in reinsurance so bad, it's tough to get into though from what I hear.

    I want to work in reinsurance so bad, it's tough to get into though from what I hear.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What's something you think more people should know about/be aware of? in ~talk

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    Insurance, in my experience most people don't understand it and make no real effort to understand it. Insurance is for more than your home and auto, on the modern world almost everything is...

    Insurance, in my experience most people don't understand it and make no real effort to understand it. Insurance is for more than your home and auto, on the modern world almost everything is insured at every stage of production and delivery, it's insured while it's on the shelf, and it's insured when it goes home with you. Insurance undergirds modern life and benefits society in many ways, but because people don't read their policies and take bad advice from non-professionals they think it's a scam.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on What's a small thing that made you happy? in ~talk

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    Watching TV on the couch with my girlfriend next to me and my pup curled up on my lap. I don't consider myself super domestic but it's basically the best feeling.

    Watching TV on the couch with my girlfriend next to me and my pup curled up on my lap. I don't consider myself super domestic but it's basically the best feeling.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on Why do women fake orgasms – and is it anti-feminist? We asked five women in ~life

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    It's pretty common in my experience for women to be conditioned to think of men as basically walking dildos. They think we get erections and orgasm by choice, so when we don't do one of those...

    I honestly can't even imagine faking it, I never have and I never will.

    It's pretty common in my experience for women to be conditioned to think of men as basically walking dildos. They think we get erections and orgasm by choice, so when we don't do one of those things they think it's their fault or that we don't find them attractive. In reality, there are all kinds of reasons, but in the moment sometimes it's easier to just fake it.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Hearthstone Player Banned from Grandmasters Tournament for Voicing Support for HK Protestors in ~games

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    Situations like this really bring out the folks on the wrong end of the bell curve. I wouldn't be shocked if the mods were being harassed, threatened, etc.

    Situations like this really bring out the folks on the wrong end of the bell curve. I wouldn't be shocked if the mods were being harassed, threatened, etc.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Military police declare strike in Bahia, Brazil in ~news

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    I hope you and your dog make it through this. How long do these strikes usually last? Sounds like a pretty strong bargaining tool, although I agree with you they shouldn't be able to strike. Not...

    I hope you and your dog make it through this. How long do these strikes usually last? Sounds like a pretty strong bargaining tool, although I agree with you they shouldn't be able to strike. Not sure about Brazil but here in the US the police are the primary ones to attack protests and strikes.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Sony confirms PlayStation 5 name, holiday 2020 release date in ~games

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    Same for me, usually you can start playing while it's still downloading although you sometimes are limited to the tutorial level

    Same for me, usually you can start playing while it's still downloading although you sometimes are limited to the tutorial level

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  15. Comment on I think I may be out of the loop in ~tildes

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    I must have been confused, I didn't know there was a second ban. I was referring to the post about the original one. I also agree every admin action shouldn't be up for public discussion, that is...

    I must have been confused, I didn't know there was a second ban. I was referring to the post about the original one.

    I also agree every admin action shouldn't be up for public discussion, that is rarely every productive. Deimos has always acted with integrity and reasonably corrected me when I've crossed the line of acceptable Tilding. I would trust any ban to have been done in good faith and with reasonable consideration.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on I think I may be out of the loop in ~tildes

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    I used to post a bit of political content but it honestly got kind of boring. The population here isn't super diverse and so you don't get a lot of diversity of views. There are only so many times...

    I used to post a bit of political content but it honestly got kind of boring. The population here isn't super diverse and so you don't get a lot of diversity of views. There are only so many times you can re-tread the same path. Compared to when I first started using Tildes, there are fewer outright buttholes so it balances out. I've noticed prominent Tilderino dubteedubs hasn't posted in a while either, which is probably another reason it feels less political.

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  17. Comment on I think I may be out of the loop in ~tildes

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    I believe Deimos made a post about it when it happened, you could probably find it through searching.

    I believe Deimos made a post about it when it happened, you could probably find it through searching.

  18. Comment on Iraq blocks Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram, then shuts down internet amid civil unrest in ~news

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    Unfortunately Iraqi police have already escalated way beyond Hong Kong police. They were shooting live rounds at protesters on day one. I'd be pissed too if I were an Iraqi, and considering how...

    Unfortunately Iraqi police have already escalated way beyond Hong Kong police. They were shooting live rounds at protesters on day one. I'd be pissed too if I were an Iraqi, and considering how many of these people have never lived in a country at peace, I'm not surprised at the violence. Just one more stain on the US invasion.

    7 votes
  19. Comment on Amber Guyger, police officer who shot a man to death in his apartment, found guilty of murder in ~news

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    This is not quite resolution to this sad story, but it is a somewhat surprising (to me at least) development. The facts of this case and rumors sounding it have been wild. It's so rare for police...

    This is not quite resolution to this sad story, but it is a somewhat surprising (to me at least) development. The facts of this case and rumors sounding it have been wild. It's so rare for police to be held accountable for murder, particularly in southern states, that the case is notable as part of a cultural trend as well.

    7 votes