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  1. Comment on Banksy painting self-destructs after fetching $1.4 Million at Sotheby’s in ~arts

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    Call it DRM and laugh as they try to take you to court.

    Call it DRM and laugh as they try to take you to court.

    10 votes
  2. Comment on Nietzsche and the alt right in ~humanities

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    I think it's almost funny that these people think Zarathustra is a book to validate their views. But also facinating that it's a book that can be interpreted so differently based on your...

    I think it's almost funny that these people think Zarathustra is a book to validate their views.
    But also facinating that it's a book that can be interpreted so differently based on your established world views.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Why does the Universe exist? in ~talk

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    I think the Universe exists because it could/can without any deeper meaning than that.

    I think the Universe exists because it could/can without any deeper meaning than that.

  4. Comment on $600 Chromebooks are a dangerous development for Microsoft in ~tech

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    They absolutely are, but I don't think it's a good tool for promoting free open source operating systems as it's a pretty closed ecosystem.

    They absolutely are, but I don't think it's a good tool for promoting free open source operating systems as it's a pretty closed ecosystem.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on $600 Chromebooks are a dangerous development for Microsoft in ~tech

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    I may be elitist, but I don't think I would really count Chromebooks a step for anyone other than Google.

    I may be elitist, but I don't think I would really count Chromebooks a step for anyone other than Google.

    15 votes
  6. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    I'm not trying to make any statement about the accusations here, but can you really hire a company to audit your practice and call the verdict independent? E: Missed a letter.

    I'm not trying to make any statement about the accusations here, but can you really hire a company to audit your practice and call the verdict independent?
    E: Missed a letter.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Google and Mastercard cut a secret ad deal to track retail sales in ~tech

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    I am concerned about this (the general topic) because I don't think we understand the significance yet. Most people think that data is collected and handled individually, but in reality data is...

    I am concerned about this (the general topic) because I don't think we understand the significance yet. Most people think that data is collected and handled individually, but in reality data is being collected from so many platforms and then combined to make an astonishingly accurate picture of you and me, our personality, political leaning, spending habit and so on. It has obvious potential for abuse and we have very little control of who gets the information and how we allow it to be used.

    Knowing what is collected and how it's used would at least enable us to make an informed opinion on the matter. 'Big Data' is just another magic thing to most people.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Would you consider it unhealthy to smoke pot twice a day recreationally? in ~health

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    It's better for you not to and you'll build tolerance if you smoke daily. There are also aftereffects, although vague, you're under the influence to some degree for longer than you think. It...

    It's better for you not to and you'll build tolerance if you smoke daily. There are also aftereffects, although vague, you're under the influence to some degree for longer than you think. It affects your short term memory which probably isn't good.

    I've been a daily smoker for years, but after 5ish years I realized I started fooling myself, quit smoking for a year and now smoke only on occasion (and the occasional binge) and I overall feel much better mentally.

    The thing with pot (and probably most drugs) is that you don't really notice how you're affected because it's so gradual. Taking regular breaks and really reflecting on your use and the negative effects is important to be able to have a sustainable use in my experience.

    9 votes
  9. Comment on Tildes, I'm going on a ten day road trip with my s/o, what are some things I should prepare for? in ~talk

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    Get some audio books! One series that is surprisingly hilarious (and I think librivox available) is 'The three musketeers'. It's an absolutely beautiful thing to have going in the car, imo. Have a...

    Get some audio books! One series that is surprisingly hilarious (and I think librivox available) is 'The three musketeers'. It's an absolutely beautiful thing to have going in the car, imo. Have a nice trip!

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Write a quick poem! in ~creative

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    Her face lit up as I woke up from my slumber, but quickly looked away saying 'Yes, right away, Sir.' We talk constantly, but our eyes never meet, We know each other well, and her friends are...

    Her face lit up as I woke up from my slumber, but quickly looked away saying 'Yes, right away, Sir.'
    We talk constantly, but our eyes never meet,
    We know each other well, and her friends are really sweet.
    Sometimes I wonder how our lives would be different if she was the smartphone and I her owner.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on 'Suck my dick and balls': Woman blew up her NASA internship before it launched due to vulgar tweet in ~space

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    This turned far more wholesome than the title suggested it would. Good on these guys for being proper human beings!

    This turned far more wholesome than the title suggested it would.
    Good on these guys for being proper human beings!

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Over 1400 Western Australian government officials used 'Password123' as their password in ~tech

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    The reason people still use short 'default' passwords is straight up lazyness. I think the 2FA route is the way to go as it forces at least some level of security and not simply "Pretty please,...

    The reason people still use short 'default' passwords is straight up lazyness. I think the 2FA route is the way to go as it forces at least some level of security and not simply "Pretty please, use some symbols in your passwords or something".

    I think a lot of IT-Sec work goes straight down the drain because the people using the systems don't have the needed sec training so they end up being big gaping securityholes in a relatively sturdy fortress.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on What is your experience with jailbreaking your e-reader? in ~books

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    I kindof agree. The only reason to buy kindle in the first place is the Amazon market and afaik you can't make that work with jailbreak.

    I kindof agree. The only reason to buy kindle in the first place is the Amazon market and afaik you can't make that work with jailbreak.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What do you think about "Waifu Culture"? in ~anime

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    There are so many things I just don't understand and this is undoubtedly one of them. Some husbands of waifus seem to be taking it so seriously that it almost seems like grownups/teens with...

    There are so many things I just don't understand and this is undoubtedly one of them. Some husbands of waifus seem to be taking it so seriously that it almost seems like grownups/teens with serious imaginary friends.
    But hey whatever makes your boat float!

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Sunshine - 2007 - Sci-fi thriller in ~movies

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    Definitely pseudo, but not so much that it didn't make me expect it to stay reasonable that it IMO didn't. It can definitely be pew-pew magic, but it's more about what you're led to expect, which...

    Definitely pseudo, but not so much that it didn't make me expect it to stay reasonable that it IMO didn't. It can definitely be pew-pew magic, but it's more about what you're led to expect, which was not pew-pew magic for me watching this movie.

    Great music throughout though, so I'd recommend it to a friend, but also with a tiny disclaimer!

    1 vote
  16. Comment on The Left’s contempt for Jordan Peterson is perfectly rational in ~humanities

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    A lot of good points on what is complete BS. About the 'cutoff point' for BS: For me, there is no hard cutoff. I try to find facts and base beliefs of true or false upon those and on more opinion...

    A lot of good points on what is complete BS.

    About the 'cutoff point' for BS: For me, there is no hard cutoff. I try to find facts and base beliefs of true or false upon those and on more opinion based topics I just try to take emotion out of it or place myself in different situations to try and see how something would affect me.

    But this topic seems to get extremely hot extremely fast, so I think I'll stay out of it for a while longer.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Sunshine - 2007 - Sci-fi thriller in ~movies

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    I absolutely hate when sci-fi goes from fullblown science hard-on to entirely unbelievable during the last quarter. Not a bad movie in itself, but I feel kind of tricked. Like the plot writer just...

    I absolutely hate when sci-fi goes from fullblown science hard-on to entirely unbelievable during the last quarter.

    Not a bad movie in itself, but I feel kind of tricked. Like the plot writer just gave up on making it believable towards the end.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on The Left’s contempt for Jordan Peterson is perfectly rational in ~humanities

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    You are literally the first person I've heard attack him on anything but being a 'woman hater'. Absolutely, he fucking fucks up on the regular, but that doesn't mean he doesn't also make good...

    You are literally the first person I've heard attack him on anything but being a 'woman hater'.

    Absolutely, he fucking fucks up on the regular, but that doesn't mean he doesn't also make good point - Just like a good point doesn't make everything else you say a good point.

    Another scary thing about him, or rather his fan base, is that he seems to fuel the 'red pill' fire, but I've also only been involved in debates locally in my country, so I don't know how his views are perceived elsewhere.

    7 votes
  19. Comment on The Left’s contempt for Jordan Peterson is perfectly rational in ~humanities

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    I definitely consider myself on the left, but I have no problem saying that Jordan P. Makes a lot of good points and observations. I find the thing that is problematic, in reality is either...

    I definitely consider myself on the left, but I have no problem saying that Jordan P. Makes a lot of good points and observations.

    I find the thing that is problematic, in reality is either political sides inability to look further than their own ideologies and instead blatantly disregards anything that doesn't immediately fall within their respective established world views.

    13 votes
  20. Comment on Palm's making a tiny Android phone with 3.3" display & 800 mAh battery in ~tech

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    I think the standard for size/weight has changed slightly since the N900.

    I think the standard for size/weight has changed slightly since the N900.

    1 vote