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  1. Comment on Good basic electronics toys for twelve year olds? in ~hobbies

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    The most approachable one would be the LEGOs, and similar toys, though they tend to be quite expensive compared to some less child-friendly solutions

    The most approachable one would be the LEGOs, and similar toys, though they tend to be quite expensive compared to some less child-friendly solutions

  2. Comment on Rust in the Android platform in ~tech

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    To be honest, considering the site it was posted to, it didn't actually even cross my mind to think of it as a language to be used alongside Java etc. (though I did also see a tweet on this...

    To be honest, considering the site it was posted to, it didn't actually even cross my mind to think of it as a language to be used alongside Java etc. (though I did also see a tweet on this beforehand, which might also help). In the context (googleblog.com, "security") the title makes perfect sense

    Though on other platforms, such as here, the title is much more prominent and the context is easy to miss. So yeah, I agree with you.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on The trillion-dollar woman - A conversation with the economist Stephanie Kelton about the "deficit myth," Modern Monetary Theory for dummies, and why the age of capital may finally be ending in ~finance

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    You're in the same comment saying that using the Republican party as a "reason for a failure of neoliberalism", and using a bunch of Marxist students as a reason why socialism sucks. And? Some...

    You're in the same comment saying that using the Republican party as a "reason for a failure of neoliberalism", and using a bunch of Marxist students as a reason why socialism sucks.

    You should listen in on some people in socialist circles...these people non-ironically want to farm by hand...

    And? Some neoliberals unironically want to return to the middle ages. I'm not going to use them as an example for why neoliberalism is bad.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on The trillion-dollar woman - A conversation with the economist Stephanie Kelton about the "deficit myth," Modern Monetary Theory for dummies, and why the age of capital may finally be ending in ~finance

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    Do you not see even a hint of irony in your statements? If those are your only problems with the current system(s), you are really privileged.

    I would say that communistic implementations would only increase violence and wide spread poverty.
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    I think people misunderstand neoliberalism (largely due to socialist misinterpretations) --

    Do you not see even a hint of irony in your statements?

    You have rising housing costs, tuition costs, and medical costs.

    If those are your only problems with the current system(s), you are really privileged.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Lil Nas X — Montero (Call Me By Your Name) (2021) in ~music

  6. Comment on Lil Nas X — Montero (Call Me By Your Name) (2021) in ~music

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    I genuinely, truly love the song. Perhaps because it strikes a chord — as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I've seen lots and lots of abuse, threats and religious fruitcakes saying we're going to...

    I genuinely, truly love the song. Perhaps because it strikes a chord — as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I've seen lots and lots of abuse, threats and religious fruitcakes saying we're going to hell. Lil Nas X says "fuck it, let's go to hell then and have some fun".

    The video is definitely meant to provoke the conservatives, with the pole dance to hell and giving Satan a lap dance being "shocking". But to me, the supposedly shocking content is actually just funny details in a personally important story.

    EDIT: also forgot to add, there's a ton of hidden symbolism in the video, the most important possibly being the name itself - Lil Nas X's real name is Montero, and he's "welcoming" us, opening himself up and being himself.

    10 votes
  7. Comment on Lil Nas X — Montero (Call Me By Your Name) (2021) in ~music

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    Exactly. He's so effective at trolling the haters, I've become a huge fan of his.

    Exactly. He's so effective at trolling the haters, I've become a huge fan of his.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Lil Nas X — Montero (Call Me By Your Name) (2021) in ~music

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    I don't know why, but I've been obsessed over this song for the last few days - or rather, the video even more. It's caused somewhat of a controversy among US conservatives, and I can't help but...

    I don't know why, but I've been obsessed over this song for the last few days - or rather, the video even more.

    It's caused somewhat of a controversy among US conservatives, and I can't help but love every second of the song!

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Finland's women-led government targeted by online harassment – the online attacks have left some female politicians afraid to speak out in ~misc

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    Ironically, the study referenced in the article has caused an uproar and even more harassment towards the politicians

    Ironically, the study referenced in the article has caused an uproar and even more harassment towards the politicians

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Grammarly's predatory model and cultural biases in ~humanities

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    This seems like a drastic conclusion — could perhaps use some more explanation.

    When we culturally enforce standard English, we are upholding the dominance of that form of English and the social groups it's associated with. In other words, we're choosing to continue with white supremacy and the supremacy of the rich.

    This seems like a drastic conclusion — could perhaps use some more explanation.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on Grammarly's predatory model and cultural biases in ~humanities

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    However, as said in the video, that's not how Grammarly has tried to advertise itself. I agree it's a useful tool for some cases, but they advertise themselves as more than just a slight nudge in...

    However, as said in the video, that's not how Grammarly has tried to advertise itself. I agree it's a useful tool for some cases, but they advertise themselves as more than just a slight nudge in the right direction — and many don't know better when Grammarly gives awful advice.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Signal's server repo hasn't been updated since April 2020 in ~tech

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    They're simple, and sound kind of elegant (except maybe Riot, which they're trying to rid themselves of, I think) — at least in my opinion. Might be stupid and vague names, but perhaps they can...

    Riot, Element, even Matrix, what is it with all this weird names?

    They're simple, and sound kind of elegant (except maybe Riot, which they're trying to rid themselves of, I think) — at least in my opinion.

    Might be stupid and vague names, but perhaps they can capture the attention of someone who would otherwise not have thought of using the platform?

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Reddit announces online presence indicators in ~tech

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    Can't find anywhere the contents anymore, but basically instructions to block the indicator with ublock or something like that. So you don't need to see the annoying circle at the top

    Can't find anywhere the contents anymore, but basically instructions to block the indicator with ublock or something like that. So you don't need to see the annoying circle at the top

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Reddit announces online presence indicators in ~tech

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    I guess people in general don't mind such things. If they don't like it, they kinda just gloss over it. Those who think about what it means for the site as a whole would be quite few, I reckon.

    I guess people in general don't mind such things. If they don't like it, they kinda just gloss over it. Those who think about what it means for the site as a whole would be quite few, I reckon.

    1 vote
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  16. Comment on NENA - 99 Luftballons (1983) in ~music

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    I adore this song but have never looked into the lyrics for some reason

    I adore this song but have never looked into the lyrics for some reason

  17. Comment on Steam's login method is kinda interesting in ~comp

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    I really liked that article. No real conclusion, not even a problem to solve, really. Just a nerd's curiosity about some strange thing they found.

    I really liked that article. No real conclusion, not even a problem to solve, really. Just a nerd's curiosity about some strange thing they found.

    8 votes
  18. Comment on Introducing the <deno> tag in ~comp

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    That looks interesting, though with me not having much experience on that kind of stuff, can't say much except I like the "no more ambiguity" when it comes to "rabbit.ts? .js?" Also, as an LGBTQ+...

    That looks interesting, though with me not having much experience on that kind of stuff, can't say much except I like the "no more ambiguity" when it comes to "rabbit.ts? .js?"

    Also, as an LGBTQ+ person, I can't help but smile at images like this, just feels good to find support in unexpected places

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Scientists identified a green, poisonous gas used by Federal agents on Portland protesters in ~news

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    I was a bit sceptical at first, based on the title, given that Medium is not necessarily always highly scientific and factual. The article was quite well sourced, though, from what I could gather....

    I was a bit sceptical at first, based on the title, given that Medium is not necessarily always highly scientific and factual. The article was quite well sourced, though, from what I could gather. Quite disgusting, to use such chemicals against anyone, let alone your own citizens. I do hope that the article will be proven false, but given the current state of the US, I don't see that as a possibility.

    12 votes