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  1. Comment on Do you have an internal narrative or monologue, and if so what do you mean by that? in ~talk

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    I do this too. I find it particularly useful when I’m trying to develop some ideas or think about something I just learned. It serves the same role as "devils advocate" except for a variety of...

    I do this too. I find it particularly useful when I’m trying to develop some ideas or think about something I just learned. It serves the same role as "devils advocate" except for a variety of different perspectives depending on the friend. Of course, it’s more of a model of what I know that person to be like (their values, opinions, style of critique) rather than what they would actually be like. But I figure it’s pretty close.

    It’s also pretty useful before what you imagine will be a real argument or conflict. Simulating the other person can better prepare me for the discussion. Though I think this is also similar to steelmanning.

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  2. Comment on China authorises coast guard to fire on foreign vessels in ~news

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    I'm curious to see how the US and everyone else proceeds with their usual exercises and shows of force in the South China sea.

    I'm curious to see how the US and everyone else proceeds with their usual exercises and shows of force in the South China sea.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on What's something you wish people outside of your field knew/understood? in ~talk

  4. Comment on Mike Pompeo declares China's treatment of Uighurs 'genocide' in ~news

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    Ah I see. That makes sense. But to be honest, I'm extremely glad that this is finally on the table, and I'm hoping Biden and Dems have the decency (and the balls) to follow through with this. A...

    Ah I see. That makes sense. But to be honest, I'm extremely glad that this is finally on the table, and I'm hoping Biden and Dems have the decency (and the balls) to follow through with this. A chance for Biden to show that Dems can also be "tough with China" and not just let them steamroll Americans.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Mike Pompeo declares China's treatment of Uighurs 'genocide' in ~news

  6. Comment on Mike Pompeo declares China's treatment of Uighurs 'genocide' in ~news

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    I wonder which other nations will follow suit.

    I wonder which other nations will follow suit.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of January 18 in ~health.coronavirus

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    To be fair, that is a rephrasing of Wayne Gretzky: “You miss 100% of the shots you don't take” which is based on old-timey, self-evident advice. Michael Scott used "chances" in his line, which I...

    Complete with HHS secretary Alex Azar going full Michael Scott about the distribution failures:

    And asked if he was disappointed by recent news of setbacks, the cabinet secretary who steered the project offered a response as enigmatic as the program itself.

    “You fail to achieve 100 percent of the goals you do not set," Azar says now.

    To be fair, that is a rephrasing of Wayne Gretzky: “You miss 100% of the shots you don't take” which is based on old-timey, self-evident advice. Michael Scott used "chances" in his line, which I think is pretty good and compassionate advice too.

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  8. Comment on Daily thread - United States 2021 transition of power - January 17 in ~news

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    Can you please mark spoilers next time, please? I trusted you...

    The recent The Expanse episode

    Can you please mark spoilers next time, please? I trusted you...

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Russia may fine citizens who use SpaceX’s Starlink Internet service in ~tech

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    How would the government be able to know and identify users?

    How would the government be able to know and identify users?

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What's your hardware setup? in ~tech

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    Are you using 2 sticks or 4? I’m confused on if the quad band benefits performance over dual. Leaning towards ‘yes’ though.

    32GB DDR4 RAM

    Are you using 2 sticks or 4? I’m confused on if the quad band benefits performance over dual. Leaning towards ‘yes’ though.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on The scary power of the companies that finally shut Trump up in ~tech

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    I think this is where we disagree the most. I wouldn't cheer and certainly don't think it's the right thing to do.

    If someone slits my tires a few times and gets away with it, but never does the same to the jerk across the street, you can be sure I'll cheer when that guy gets his tires slit too, even if I think tire-slitting is bad.

    I think this is where we disagree the most. I wouldn't cheer and certainly don't think it's the right thing to do.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on The scary power of the companies that finally shut Trump up in ~tech

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    Oh yes, but I’m talking about forums with mainly left-leaning users, not organizations that actually watch for this (that’s a given). Heck, even the ACLU called out Twitter and Facebook for the bans.

    Oh yes, but I’m talking about forums with mainly left-leaning users, not organizations that actually watch for this (that’s a given). Heck, even the ACLU called out Twitter and Facebook for the bans.

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  13. Comment on The scary power of the companies that finally shut Trump up in ~tech

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    Have all major tech platforms and even commercial tech companies banned certain left people and communities at scale and all at once? I understand you have a personal experience, but that’s not...

    Have all major tech platforms and even commercial tech companies banned certain left people and communities at scale and all at once? I understand you have a personal experience, but that’s not exactly generalizable.

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  14. Comment on The scary power of the companies that finally shut Trump up in ~tech

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    I agree. I’m just saying that so far only one side of the opinion has been visible, at least to me.

    I agree. I’m just saying that so far only one side of the opinion has been visible, at least to me.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on The scary power of the companies that finally shut Trump up in ~tech

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    That’s not what I’m saying. I’m in support of the fairly strict moderation here. Twitter has been very slow to react in other situations, and it’s not just Trump himself. I’m talking about the...

    That’s not what I’m saying. I’m in support of the fairly strict moderation here. Twitter has been very slow to react in other situations, and it’s not just Trump himself. I’m talking about the precedent, as @xnaas below mentioned.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on The scary power of the companies that finally shut Trump up in ~tech

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    Not directly, most are neutral in just pointing it out, but most imply that it’s only a good thing or should have been done sooner rather than questioning the wisdom of it and the long term...

    Not directly, most are neutral in just pointing it out, but most imply that it’s only a good thing or should have been done sooner rather than questioning the wisdom of it and the long term effects. Generally the discussions here are quite levelheaded but by no means moderate (let alone conservative).

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Daily thread - United States 2021 transition of power - January 12 in ~news

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    I’m worried that this will fuel motivation to ban encryption-based messaging.

    The online far right is moving underground

    I’m worried that this will fuel motivation to ban encryption-based messaging.

    11 votes
  18. Comment on The scary power of the companies that finally shut Trump up in ~tech

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    It also worries me that this is frequently being celebrated on left-leaning forums such as Tildes. We could use some more sobriety.

    It also worries me that this is frequently being celebrated on left-leaning forums such as Tildes. We could use some more sobriety.

    14 votes