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  1. Comment on Not a 'math person'? You may be better at learning to code than you think in ~tech

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    Depends. Algorithms, for example, are quite close to mathematics

    Depends.

    Algorithms, for example, are quite close to mathematics

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Japanese Prime Minister asks all elementary, middle and high schools nationwide to close until late March to help control the spread of COVID-19 in ~news

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    This is a good thing, but missing almost a month of school is quite huge. I wonder how, or if, the school system plans to catch up. Also I'm quite glad that this is one of the first critical...

    This is a good thing, but missing almost a month of school is quite huge. I wonder how, or if, the school system plans to catch up.

    Also I'm quite glad that this is one of the first critical points I came across:

    Some local governments quickly said they will abide by the request, but others criticized the short notice and said it would affect working parents who need to find sitters for young school children.

    I'm glad the well-being of the poorer working population are not forgotten.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Teenage transgender row splits Sweden as dysphoria diagnoses soar by 1,500% – new health report and TV debates highlight backlash against gender reassignment in ~lgbt

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    Yeah, 100% this. I sometimes see people like @Whom who feel the other way, but that has always been a totally foreign thought to me. I'm glad some people feel being trans is good, but I would...

    Yeah, 100% this. I sometimes see people like @Whom who feel the other way, but that has always been a totally foreign thought to me. I'm glad some people feel being trans is good, but I would choose to be cis If I could - regardless if that meant my body changed to a girl's one or I became comfortable in my male body. Though I do hope that I someday get to the point where I'm actually comfortable in my own skin.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Glitter and be gay – or don't, and still be gay in ~lgbt

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    That was a good column and a good reminder that you are allowed to be yourself. It's a bit ironic that a movement highlighting self-expression and freedom to be yourself becomes one where people...

    That was a good column and a good reminder that you are allowed to be yourself. It's a bit ironic that a movement highlighting self-expression and freedom to be yourself becomes one where people feel forced to fit into some mould. I understand why it happens, but it's still ironic. And a bit sad ಥ_ಥ So many people just want to belong to something, and then they become majority and some people are again feeling left out.

    Remember to be yourself, no matter what others say or do.

    11 votes
  5. Comment on Twitter is suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts, citing ‘platform manipulation’ in ~tech

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    And the subreddit for the posts removed from JusticeServed, /r/JusticeServedPure, has been closed due to "brigading by Chapo Trap House"

    And the subreddit for the posts removed from JusticeServed, /r/JusticeServedPure, has been closed due to "brigading by Chapo Trap House"

  6. Comment on The multimillion-dollar Christian group attacking LGBTQ+ rights in ~news

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    Good. The only freedom they're trying to protect is their freedom to harass others without consequence. They're against: the freedom to have an abortion the freedom for transgender people to...

    The group’s work against LGBTQ+ people has led experts on extremism at the Southern Poverty Law Center to label them a hate group.

    Good. The only freedom they're trying to protect is their freedom to harass others without consequence.

    They're against:

    • the freedom to have an abortion
    • the freedom for transgender people to participate in sports
    • the freedom for transgender people to not be forcibly sterilized
    • the freedom to have sex with people of the same sex
    • the freedom of cis girls born with XY chromosomes to compete in sports

    I'd say it's more appropriate to call them "Alliance Against Freedom"

    14 votes
  7. Comment on What's the longest running quandary/debate you've had with yourself? in ~talk

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    I don't know, perhaps not. I have a strong feeling that I want to be a girl, but at the moment, it feels wrong to say I am one. I hope that changes if/when I start hormone therapy

    I don't know, perhaps not. I have a strong feeling that I want to be a girl, but at the moment, it feels wrong to say I am one. I hope that changes if/when I start hormone therapy

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Local bookstores have a new weapon in the fight with Amazon in ~books

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    I really, really hope this takes off.

    I really, really hope this takes off.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on What's the longest running quandary/debate you've had with yourself? in ~talk

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    "Am I a girl?" "I AM a girl!" "But am I, really? I feel ok as a boy..." "No, I can't deal with this. I'm a girl!" "Not so sure. Maybe I'm just a boy after all" ... 10 years later, I've come to...

    "Am I a girl?"

    "I AM a girl!"

    "But am I, really? I feel ok as a boy..."

    "No, I can't deal with this. I'm a girl!"

    "Not so sure. Maybe I'm just a boy after all"

    ...

    10 years later, I've come to decide that I might be a girl.

    14 votes
  10. Comment on Australian Federal Court orders Google to turn over identifying information of user who left negative review for Melbourne dentist. in ~tech

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    I have really conflicted feelings about this. On one hand, the dentist is absolutely right that an anonymous review might seriously impact a business. People use anonymity for all kinds of...

    I have really conflicted feelings about this. On one hand, the dentist is absolutely right that an anonymous review might seriously impact a business. People use anonymity for all kinds of disgusting things.

    On the other hand, I believe anonymity is important on the internet. Especially in countries with reduced democracy. Having Google hand your personal information to whichever authority is kind of worrying.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Scandinavian Airlines clarifies an advert intended to highlight the role of travel, immigration and cultural diversity after it was pilloried online by far-right and nationalist groups in ~design

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    This is crazy. And still, somehow, every immigrant is a terrorist, not these people. I hadn't watched the ad previously, and was pleasantly surprised by it. I think it was really good, even if I'm...

    A street in central Copenhagen was briefly shut down on Thursday after &Co, the Danish advertising agency that devised the campaign, received a bomb threat by email. Police searched the buildings but found no explosives, TV2 reported.

    This is crazy. And still, somehow, every immigrant is a terrorist, not these people.

    I hadn't watched the ad previously, and was pleasantly surprised by it. I think it was really good, even if I'm not the biggest airline fan due to climate issues.

    9 votes
  12. Comment on The number of teenagers registered as girls at birth who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria has increased by almost 1,500 percent in ten years in Sweden in ~lgbt

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    I see so many people using this as an attack against trans people. "Over 40% of tr***ies attempt suicide, they're clearly insane." I see it the other way around: we attempt suicide because gender...

    But the report also shows widespread mental illness within the group, with the majority also being diagnosed with for example depression or anxiety, especially young people registered as girls at birth.

    Autism, self-harm and suicide attempts were also more common compared to the population as a whole, with people diagnosed with gender dysphoria running a higher risk of dying from suicide.

    I see so many people using this as an attack against trans people. "Over 40% of tr***ies attempt suicide, they're clearly insane."

    I see it the other way around: we attempt suicide because gender dysphoria, the constant hatred and bigotry, and just wanting to feel right make us feel like shit. At least for me it was that way. We aren't trans because we're crazy.

    17 votes
  13. Comment on France fines Apple $27 million for slowing down iPhones in ~tech

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    Yeah, I understand why it might be helpful, but the way Apple introduced it just makes one feel that they're just trying to get people to switch phones earlier

    Yeah, I understand why it might be helpful, but the way Apple introduced it just makes one feel that they're just trying to get people to switch phones earlier

  14. Comment on When medical debt collectors decide who gets arrested in ~life

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    Fuck this. Really. $2,000 for a damn 40-mile ride! Imagine this, wanting to kill yourself, not succeeding, and then being thousands of dollars indebted to some greedy asshole. Oh my, the "welfare...

    His opening case this Tuesday involved 28-year-old Kenneth Maggard, who owed more than $2,000, including interest and court fees, for a 40-mile ambulance ride last year. Maggard had downed most of a bottle of Purple Power Industrial Strength Cleaner, along with some 3M Super Duty Rubbing Compound, “to end it all.” His sister had called 911.

    Fuck this. Really. $2,000 for a damn 40-mile ride! Imagine this, wanting to kill yourself, not succeeding, and then being thousands of dollars indebted to some greedy asshole.

    Hassenplug started collecting for doctors, dentists and veterinarians, but also banks and lumber yards and cities. He recognized that medical providers weren’t being compensated for their services, and he was maddened by a “welfare mentality,” as he called it, that allowed patients to dodge bills. “Their attitude a lot of times is, ‘I’m a single mom and … I’m disabled and,’ and the ‘and’ means ‘the rules don’t apply to me.’ I think the rules apply to everybody,” he told me.

    Oh my, the "welfare mentality" is ruining his life! This asshole has 0 empathy. I know I sound angry (I am), but fuck. this.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on France fines Apple $27 million for slowing down iPhones in ~tech

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    Wasn't that basically regardless of the battery's condition? Even if you had recently replaced the old battery with a brand new one, Apple still slowed it down, which I think isn't right

    Wasn't that basically regardless of the battery's condition?

    Even if you had recently replaced the old battery with a brand new one, Apple still slowed it down, which I think isn't right

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What's a widely criticized thing that you feel is worth defending? in ~talk

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    I've never understood the need for everything to adhere to some canon storyline. Wouldn't it get boring pretty quickly? I wouldn't play the games to learn about the lore. I've got the books and...

    I've never understood the need for everything to adhere to some canon storyline.

    Wouldn't it get boring pretty quickly?

    I wouldn't play the games to learn about the lore. I've got the books and the movies + bunch of other sources to help me with that.

  17. Comment on South Dakota House passes bill which makes it a misdemeanor for doctors to provide puberty blockers or other treatments affecting gender expression to children under 16 years old. in ~lgbt

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    Ah, fair point. To be honest, I don't know how they (the patient, doctors etc) deal with lack of development.

    Ah, fair point. To be honest, I don't know how they (the patient, doctors etc) deal with lack of development.

  18. Comment on South Dakota House passes bill which makes it a misdemeanor for doctors to provide puberty blockers or other treatments affecting gender expression to children under 16 years old. in ~lgbt

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    What do you mean with this? That being on puberty blockers makes transitioning harder? Absolutely. Time is important, but not the only subject that needs to be discussed. It's crucial that the...

    Including things like making gender reassignment more difficult if they decide they are not the gender they were assigned at birth.

    What do you mean with this? That being on puberty blockers makes transitioning harder?

    I think there's just more to the discussion than "time" and from friends that I've watched struggle with figuring out who they are well into adulthood, it's hugely painful and taxing experience for them.

    Absolutely. Time is important, but not the only subject that needs to be discussed. It's crucial that the patient receives support and help in evaluating their identity. The time "saved" with puberty blockers should be used in counseling and helping the patient.

    That said, I'm not quite sure what your point is. Do you mean that people well into their adulthood shouldn't transition, because they might still be struggling with their identity? Of course, if they are struggling, then they shouldn't immediately transition. But I think you're generalizing a bit too much here. Many people can, and do, know how they want the world to see them even before adulthood and forcing them to delay transition or go through puberty as the wrong gender can be stressful and catastrophical.

    10 votes
  19. Comment on South Dakota House passes bill which makes it a misdemeanor for doctors to provide puberty blockers or other treatments affecting gender expression to children under 16 years old. in ~lgbt

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    That is precisely the reason to use puberty blockers: more time. You can delay puberty until you're older and "able" to decide.

    That is precisely the reason to use puberty blockers: more time. You can delay puberty until you're older and "able" to decide.

    19 votes