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  1. Comment on ‘Fairbnb’ Wants to Be the Unproblematic Alternative to Airbnb in ~life

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    The cynic in me says they are eagerly looking forward to the publicity from the "evil giant bullies plucky upstart" stories and potential court cases should Airbnb take offence at the name.

    The cynic in me says they are eagerly looking forward to the publicity from the "evil giant bullies plucky upstart" stories and potential court cases should Airbnb take offence at the name.

    10 votes
  2. Comment on Hierarchical Tags: How They're Used and Working Toward a Community Standard [Draft Part 1] in ~tildes

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    With regards to "others will know", I'm not sure I agree. I've had tags added/removed and posts moved after I've spent a while deciding the best tags/community to post in. In some cases I've been...

    With regards to "others will know", I'm not sure I agree. I've had tags added/removed and posts moved after I've spent a while deciding the best tags/community to post in. In some cases I've been unconcerned, in other I've been somewhat irritated because I think the addition/removal is incorrect and unnecessary. I think just holding up ones hands and saying "someone will sort it out for me" is a bit of a cop out, because this is a system that needs to be easily understood and easy to use by everyone.

    15 votes
  3. Comment on Steel Pulse: Mass Manipulation review – welcome return of reggae giants in ~music

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    Available to buy here: https://steelpulse.com/#home-1-section Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2hDeQ5pM8TUZowDsv6IDJv Mass Manipulation video on YouTube...
    2 votes
  4. Comment on The OnePlus 7 Pro has a 90Hz screen, three cameras, and costs $669 in ~tech

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    I had the OnePlus One and Two, both both cost me around £250. I abandoned OnePlus when I needed a new device because the OnePlus 5 was virtually double in price, and grabbed a Nokia 7 Plus for...

    I had the OnePlus One and Two, both both cost me around £250. I abandoned OnePlus when I needed a new device because the OnePlus 5 was virtually double in price, and grabbed a Nokia 7 Plus for £240. It was a good move. It's every bit as capable, although fractionally slower because of the "midrange" chip, as phones three times it's price, no bloat or skinning, camera is good enough for my needs, and monthly security updates are just about quick enough.

    I'll probably stick with Nokia when the time comes to replace this phone.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Brexit party may get more EU election votes than Tories and Labour combined in ~news

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    It won't, it'd be a massive reinforcement of the "leave" result of the referendum. And the govt won't easily be able to ignore that message.

    It won't, it'd be a massive reinforcement of the "leave" result of the referendum. And the govt won't easily be able to ignore that message.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Brexit party may get more EU election votes than Tories and Labour combined in ~news

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    MEPs (member of the European Parliament) are a countries representative. They supposedly reflect a nations stance towards EU directions and policies. Unfortunately here in the UK we have...

    MEPs (member of the European Parliament) are a countries representative. They supposedly reflect a nations stance towards EU directions and policies. Unfortunately here in the UK we have traditionally used these elections as a protest vote against the current govt. And electing anti-EU people to the parliament sends a strong message that we as a country neither value nor respect the aims and ideals of the union.

    A big win for Farages latest vehicle will be a huge kick to the incumbent UK party to hurry up and finalise our exit from the EU.

    Ed: forgot link. MEPs join groups, rather than coalitions

    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/about-parliament/en/organisation-and-rules/organisation/political-groups

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Israeli Defence Force takes responsibility for deaths of 17 militants and 6 civilians in recent operations in Gaza. in ~news

  8. Comment on Mary Anning inspired 'she sells sea shells' — but she was actually a legendary fossil hunter. in ~science

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    She was quite something, and very overlooked until fairly recently. Mary Anning and Lyme Regis Mary Anning: the unsung hero of fossil discovery A BBC Radio 4 programme/podcast discussing her life...

    She was quite something, and very overlooked until fairly recently.

    Mary Anning and Lyme Regis

    Mary Anning: the unsung hero of fossil discovery

    A BBC Radio 4 programme/podcast discussing her life and contributions to knowledge:

    Great Lives: Tracy Chevalier on Mary Anning

    Matthew Parris and his guest - novelist Tracy Chevalier - discuss the life of Mary Anning, the working class woman from Lyme Regis who discovered full dinosaur skeletons on Dorset's Jurassic Coast and sold them to collectors in the early 1800s. They are joined by Hugh Torrens, Emeritus Professor of History of Science and Technology at the University of Keele. Mary's remarkable finds came before Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and she believed them at first to be giant crocodiles, but as scientists began flocking to Lyme Regis to buy her specimens, she started to educate herself in geology, becoming an authority on fossils.

    However, as with many of the subjects of Great Lives, she was never fully credited for her efforts and faded from public consciousness after her death.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Afrocubism - Afrocubism (Full Album) in ~music