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  1. Comment on George Zimmerman Sues Trayvon Martin's Family For More Than $100 Million in ~news

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    I'm guessing he's going for a door-in-the-face type request here, because there is no possibility that he will get the full amount.

    I'm guessing he's going for a door-in-the-face type request here, because there is no possibility that he will get the full amount.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Are there recommended alternatives to Ebay? in ~tech

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    For those seeking to buy items, you could take a look at one of the many "Scrapyard Wars" by Linus Tech Tips. They often try to find items online and sometimes have some good tips to find...

    For those seeking to buy items, you could take a look at one of the many "Scrapyard Wars" by Linus Tech Tips. They often try to find items online and sometimes have some good tips to find things/get a good deal, and occasionally show some obscure websites to buy on. It's also pretty entertaining.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Are there recommended alternatives to Ebay? in ~tech

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    Yeah you can. I'm guessing it's much more of a hassle to set up to sell than Ebay or similar places, but for finding used or refurbished items to buy it is alright.

    Yeah you can. I'm guessing it's much more of a hassle to set up to sell than Ebay or similar places, but for finding used or refurbished items to buy it is alright.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Are there recommended alternatives to Ebay? in ~tech

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    For electronics, there are subreddits for different areas to sell/buy/trade components or machines. You usually have to physically get the item at a common meeting place, but other than that it is...

    For electronics, there are subreddits for different areas to sell/buy/trade components or machines. You usually have to physically get the item at a common meeting place, but other than that it is a decent system that I trust enough, since most listings to sell get multiple potential buyers, thus giving backups in case one falls through.

    LetGo, Facebook Marketplace (I know, I know, but it has lots of users getting rid of stuff), and similar often have good deals as well.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on North Korea's Kim celebrates completion of 'modern mountainous city' in ~news

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    That's what I'm worried about. The North Korean government is awful, but it isn't the fault of the people and they should be getting decent places to live.

    most of those building are (and will remain) empty, unfinished facades anyway

    That's what I'm worried about. The North Korean government is awful, but it isn't the fault of the people and they should be getting decent places to live.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Denmark completes contentious fence along German border – the fence is meant to prevent wild boar from spreading swine fever to Denmark's lucrative pork industry in ~enviro

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    I see lots of criticism there of the fence not preventing every possible entrance for boar, but that isn't possible. So long as most ways to get through are blocked, the risk of boar getting to...

    I see lots of criticism there of the fence not preventing every possible entrance for boar, but that isn't possible. So long as most ways to get through are blocked, the risk of boar getting to Denmark is lowered.

    In Europe, it has been found in several countries including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. A swine fever outbreak in Denmark would halt all non-EU pork exports.

    No swine fever has been detected in Germany, raising questions as to why the fence is even being built.

    The fence is being built as a preventative measure in case swine fever moves from one of those close countries to Germany, and from there to Denmark.

    half of Danish agricultural exports and 5% of all exports

    You don't really want to take chances with an industry that large, but

    the threat is from trucks transporting infected swine or spreading contaminated food

    which I can't see an easy solution to.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on We should absolutely find out the Queen is dead from a guy named Gibbo in ~tech

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    If, not when. In all seriousness this is an interesting article. The figurehead of a nation dying isn't a common occurence, and it leads one to think. Like what if Trump dies during his presidency...

    When Queen Elizabeth II, age 93, dies

    If, not when.

    In all seriousness this is an interesting article. The figurehead of a nation dying isn't a common occurence, and it leads one to think. Like what if Trump dies during his presidency (yes I'm sure some people would celebrate, but I think it would harm the economy and some other things, at least for short term) or what if Clinton had during his? Especially for someone who has been in place for as long a time as the Queen, the shock to the society of the UK would be massive.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on This is the first time that I've had significant trouble with a desktop Mac since I purchased one in 2008. in ~comp

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    I've seen this on a Windows machine recently. Things seem to freeze up when that screen is shown. I have no idea of the cause or a fix, but just letting you know that you aren't alone with that...

    I would have two or three tabs open, and go back to one of the other tabs, to find a completely white screen with a grayish colored pinwheel.

    I've seen this on a Windows machine recently. Things seem to freeze up when that screen is shown. I have no idea of the cause or a fix, but just letting you know that you aren't alone with that issue :)

    2 votes
  9. Comment on DEF CON 27 Conference - Nina Kollars - Confessions of an Nespresso Money Mule in ~misc

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    I came into watching this thinking it would be about someone's obsession with coffee, but turned out to be a video that raises a lot of questions tbh. It makes me wonder if any of my purchases on...

    I came into watching this thinking it would be about someone's obsession with coffee, but turned out to be a video that raises a lot of questions tbh. It makes me wonder if any of my purchases on Ebay of cheap "new" items were part of triangulation fraud.

    Also, how come Ebay hasn't been hit with huge fines or anything yet? They've had issues with fraud for a long time and barely seem to do anything to stop it.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Timasomo Post #5: Reflection for Week Four of Four in ~creative

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    Wow I really like the "Tildes learns ___" idea. I'd definitely participate in something like that.

    Wow I really like the "Tildes learns ___" idea. I'd definitely participate in something like that.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Twitch and their abuse of power in ~tech

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    I think the issue is that they technically aren't employed by the platform unless they are "partnered". Even then I am not sure if they have legal protections.

    I think the issue is that they technically aren't employed by the platform unless they are "partnered". Even then I am not sure if they have legal protections.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Twitch and their abuse of power in ~tech

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    If anybody hasn't watched the skit he made about this scenario, I suggest watching it. It is hilarious imo. https://m.twitch.tv/videos/512098527

    If anybody hasn't watched the skit he made about this scenario, I suggest watching it. It is hilarious imo.

    https://m.twitch.tv/videos/512098527

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Maltese businessman seeks pardon in return for murder info in ~news