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  1. Comment on Kanye West declares he will run for US president in 2020 in ~news

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    Oh, I don't see a voting base either. But if he manages to get on the ballot somehow, that usually shows there's some level of support

    Oh, I don't see a voting base either. But if he manages to get on the ballot somehow, that usually shows there's some level of support

  2. Comment on Kanye West declares he will run for US president in 2020 in ~news

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    Normally I'd agree, but I also thought the exact same thing about Trump and look at where we are now. The big difference is we are way later in the election cycle and Kanye hasn't done any of the...

    Normally I'd agree, but I also thought the exact same thing about Trump and look at where we are now.

    The big difference is we are way later in the election cycle and Kanye hasn't done any of the work as far as I know to actually get on the ballot. If he's able to do that then I'll start taking him seriously.

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  3. Comment on Trump erodes America's foundation. This Fourth of July, I pledge to rebuild it in ~misc

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    It's symptomatic of a larger failure to understand our current moment. I obviously wouldn't expect an exhaustive breakdown, but he should at the very least call out the Republican party for their...

    It's symptomatic of a larger failure to understand our current moment. I obviously wouldn't expect an exhaustive breakdown, but he should at the very least call out the Republican party for their role in enabling Trump and making everything worse for everybody.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Trump erodes America's foundation. This Fourth of July, I pledge to rebuild it in ~misc

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    The courts are going to be one of the trickiest problems, since the Republicans have spent the last 4 years filling them with barely qualified Federalist Society goons who will stymie any...

    The courts are going to be one of the trickiest problems, since the Republicans have spent the last 4 years filling them with barely qualified Federalist Society goons who will stymie any meaningful attempt at legislative change. The Democratic party needs to use every avenue of power available to them as soon as possible, as often as possible. That means things like impeaching every single judge the Trump admin has pushed through, or packing the Supreme court. They cannot negotiate with fascists.

    12 votes
  5. Comment on Trump erodes America's foundation. This Fourth of July, I pledge to rebuild it in ~misc

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    I worry about messaging so solely focused on Trump like this. It completely ignores the system that put him there. He's not an abberation, and unless we actually accept and deal with the rot that...

    I worry about messaging so solely focused on Trump like this. It completely ignores the system that put him there. He's not an abberation, and unless we actually accept and deal with the rot that has gripped the Republican party, we will only see more evil and competent fascists come to power.

    If a factory is torn down but the rationality which produced it is left standing, then that rationality will simply produce another factory. If a revolution destroys a government, but the systematic patterns of thought that produced that government are left intact, then those patterns will repeat themselves. . . . There’s so much talk about the system. And so little understanding.

    --Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    15 votes
  6. Comment on Lovely town-building toy Townscaper is out in early access – Oskar Stålberg expects to launch the full version in about four months in ~games

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    I've been following Oskar's twitter for a while now, and he's been posting development updates as he works on this game. Quite a lot of thought went into this! I'm glad to be able to finally play...

    I've been following Oskar's twitter for a while now, and he's been posting development updates as he works on this game. Quite a lot of thought went into this! I'm glad to be able to finally play it and have the gameplay feel just as satisfying as it looks.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Anti-algorithmic music: How Bandcamp is helping artists beat the odds in ~music

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    Honestly, I like their minimal approach. I feel it keeps the focus on the artists and the marketplace itself, rather than the playback client and the Bandcamp brand. I know you probably don't mean...

    Honestly, I like their minimal approach. I feel it keeps the focus on the artists and the marketplace itself, rather than the playback client and the Bandcamp brand.

    They already have a lot of stuff in but it's not properly exploited

    I know you probably don't mean anything specific by this, but I think exploitation in the music industry is exactly the sort of thing Bandcamp is trying to avoid.

    14 votes
  8. Comment on Reddit releases their new content policy along with banning hundreds of subreddits, including /r/The_Donald and /r/ChapoTrapHouse in ~tech

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    What exactly do you mean by "Lenin LARPing"? I'm not familiar with that phrase.

    What exactly do you mean by "Lenin LARPing"? I'm not familiar with that phrase.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Reddit releases their new content policy along with banning hundreds of subreddits, including /r/The_Donald and /r/ChapoTrapHouse in ~tech

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    hopefully that does something to stem the tide of terfs a little bit

    hopefully that does something to stem the tide of terfs a little bit

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Reddit releases their new content policy along with banning hundreds of subreddits, including /r/The_Donald and /r/ChapoTrapHouse in ~tech

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    4 years too late, in my opinion. TD is responsible for the radicalization of a terrifying amount of young disaffected men coming straight off the heels of GamerGate. Instead of banning them when...

    4 years too late, in my opinion. TD is responsible for the radicalization of a terrifying amount of young disaffected men coming straight off the heels of GamerGate. Instead of banning them when it was obvious they were toxic and breaking the site's rules every day, they chased the traffic it was driving and let it grow to a size where any action they took against it would be perceived as political. Any criticism Reddit receives here is entirely their own fault for fucking up.

    17 votes
  11. Comment on Reddit releases their new content policy along with banning hundreds of subreddits, including /r/The_Donald and /r/ChapoTrapHouse in ~tech

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    Chapo never really struck me as super tankie, more just edgelord left. But then again I didn't pay very close attention to them because they were annoying

    Chapo never really struck me as super tankie, more just edgelord left. But then again I didn't pay very close attention to them because they were annoying

    7 votes
  12. Comment on The true story of Kudzu, the vine that never truly ate the South in ~enviro

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    Is there a specific type of grape you're talking about? There's a lot of grapevines native to North America that I wouldn't really classify as invasive.

    Is there a specific type of grape you're talking about? There's a lot of grapevines native to North America that I wouldn't really classify as invasive.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Replacing (potentially) insensitive terminology in programming in ~comp

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    idk I feel like this issue is very simple; the change is very simple, easy to understand, and harmless; and treating politics as a PR game to win is a dumb and harmful way to approach things. That...

    idk I feel like this issue is very simple; the change is very simple, easy to understand, and harmless; and treating politics as a PR game to win is a dumb and harmful way to approach things. That sort of garbage marketing mindset is how we end up with centrist Dems completely coopting giant popular movements in an attempt to make them more palatable to the suburban moderate who only exists in the imagination of DC strategists.

    If people were not big mad online about this, would you even care?

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Replacing (potentially) insensitive terminology in programming in ~comp

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    I think that avoiding positive change for fear of upsetting / distracting other people is not a good way of going about life. We should always strive to do what is right, even if it is small. For...

    I think that avoiding positive change for fear of upsetting / distracting other people is not a good way of going about life. We should always strive to do what is right, even if it is small.

    For another social example, consider the idea of saying transgender folks can use whatever bathroom they'd like. It is a small, benign, good thing to do so, yet some other people get incredibly and loudly upset over it. Does that mean it is distracting from the transgender rights movement to do that?

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Replacing (potentially) insensitive terminology in programming in ~comp

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    I think the blame then lies with the folks getting distracted by it, right? It's the same thing with tabs vs spaces: most people don't care one way or the other except for a very vocal subset....

    I think the blame then lies with the folks getting distracted by it, right? It's the same thing with tabs vs spaces: most people don't care one way or the other except for a very vocal subset. Folks should do what works for them and I think anybody making this change, whether it's GitHub or a solo developer, has decided it makes sense for them to do.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Replacing (potentially) insensitive terminology in programming in ~comp

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    If it's not important, then why does changing it matter? It doesn't seem like a big deal to me. I don't think this is distracting unless you let it be. Most folks can handle caring about multiple...

    If it's not important, then why does changing it matter? It doesn't seem like a big deal to me.

    is this actually important enough to distract everyone from everything else

    I don't think this is distracting unless you let it be. Most folks can handle caring about multiple things at the same time.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Don't ask to ask, just ask in ~tech

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    It's not necessary to explain the whole thing you need help with, but it's just simple courtesy to give the person(s) you're asking a heads up of what the topic is so they can accurately answer....

    It's not necessary to explain the whole thing you need help with, but it's just simple courtesy to give the person(s) you're asking a heads up of what the topic is so they can accurately answer. Someone may be too busy to help with a big request but if it's something smaller they will know they have time to respond.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on What are secure alternatives to slack, and what are your experiences with them? in ~tech

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    What sort of resources did it require to run?

    What sort of resources did it require to run?

    1 vote
  19. Comment on What are secure alternatives to slack, and what are your experiences with them? in ~tech

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    I see from the feature page it is focused on DevOps, what were you using it for?

    I see from the feature page it is focused on DevOps, what were you using it for?

    1 vote
  20. Comment on What are secure alternatives to slack, and what are your experiences with them? in ~tech

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    Ooh, that looks really nice.

    Ooh, that looks really nice.

    1 vote