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  1. Comment on What features would you add to languages? in ~talk

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    These were great, easy-to-understand examples. Thanks for taking the time to share. What's your background, if I may ask?

    These were great, easy-to-understand examples. Thanks for taking the time to share. What's your background, if I may ask?

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Trump's blog isn't lighting up the internet in ~tech

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    I didn't mean the cross-posting to Tildes, but the NBC news station that actually wrote, edited, and published the article.

    I didn't mean the cross-posting to Tildes, but the NBC news station that actually wrote, edited, and published the article.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Trump's blog isn't lighting up the internet in ~tech

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    The very existence of this story helps his efforts. I have a hard time even considering this a story. Stop drawing attention to this egomaniac.

    The very existence of this story helps his efforts. I have a hard time even considering this a story. Stop drawing attention to this egomaniac.

    8 votes
  4. Comment on Ted Lasso - Season 2 trailer in ~tv

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    They've already renewed it for a third season!

    They've already renewed it for a third season!

    3 votes
  5. Comment on The morals of jumping the line for a COVID vaccine in ~health.coronavirus

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    No, to my understanding of it. The action is good or bad by definition, and is its ethics isn't swayed by context or situation. A common scenario is stealing. We'd nearly all agree that stealing...

    No, to my understanding of it. The action is good or bad by definition, and is its ethics isn't swayed by context or situation. A common scenario is stealing. We'd nearly all agree that stealing is not ethical and that it is most definitely not a victimless crime; however, some people change their answers when considering the context of stealing. If you're starving, does stealing some food to survive remain unethical? To the deontological group, yes. The consequence or situation surrounding the action is not taken into account, only the action itself.

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  6. Comment on The morals of jumping the line for a COVID vaccine in ~health.coronavirus

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    This question goes back to one's view of ethics. If one holds the belief that the ends justify the means then they'll respond this way to this question. If one ascribes to the deontological view...

    I don’t think doing what you need to do to protect yourself or your loved ones is unethical in that situation, as “unethically” obtaining vaccination is a way of counterbalancing the unethical behavior of employers.

    This question goes back to one's view of ethics. If one holds the belief that the ends justify the means then they'll respond this way to this question. If one ascribes to the deontological view of ethics then they'll answer no to the question.

    I agree with your scenario and feel like it's justifiably reasonable; however, I don't ascribe to the view that the ends justify the means so it would still remain unethical as there are standards and procedures clearly defined around who can and cannot request a vaccination - regardless of whether or not the administer is checking that the patient is qualified.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on A "reverse spell checker" in Firefox in ~tech

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    Concerning overused words like amazing (which is a perfect example), Grammarly does that to an extent.

    Concerning overused words like amazing (which is a perfect example), Grammarly does that to an extent.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Harvard astrophysicist says 2017 interstellar object sighting was humanity’s first contact with an artifact of extraterrestrial intelligence in ~space

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    I think this quote sums up this concisely:

    I think this quote sums up this concisely:

    "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" - Carl Sagan

    7 votes
  9. Comment on GM will sell only zero-emission vehicles by 2035 in ~enviro

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    What insult? Inciting a riot that killed 4 people is objectively stupid, among other things. It's hardly an insult.

    What insult? Inciting a riot that killed 4 people is objectively stupid, among other things. It's hardly an insult.

  10. Comment on GM will sell only zero-emission vehicles by 2035 in ~enviro

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    It's a nice thought and one that should be widely adopted; however, with the level of stupidity shown daily by not only common people but their supposed leaders, I am cynical.

    It's a nice thought and one that should be widely adopted; however, with the level of stupidity shown daily by not only common people but their supposed leaders, I am cynical.

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

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    Except from a theological standpoint, there is one lens with which to view the stories in the Bible: Jesus. These ideas are quite common and are a part of the five solae - at least in protestant...

    Except from a theological standpoint, there is one lens with which to view the stories in the Bible: Jesus. These ideas are quite common and are a part of the five solae - at least in protestant circles. Things don't have to be black and white. There can be nuance. The context with which the piece is written is very important to observation and interpretation (supports the point you're making); however, that's not exclusive to the theological importance that a sovereign God inspired these works to make a common point (the same lens).

    3 votes
  12. Comment on What do you use for email? in ~tech

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    Why did you move from ProtonMail to Migadu?

    Why did you move from ProtonMail to Migadu?

    4 votes
  13. Comment on I'm thinking of getting a password manager. How does it work and any advice on transitioning to one? in ~tech

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    I use 1Password and enjoy the usability of their system.

    I use 1Password and enjoy the usability of their system.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Not every Trump voter is racist or misled. There’s a rational Trump voter too in ~misc

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    Trump's economic policies are simply borrowing against the future for immediate gains now. We'll all pay for it, he just won't be around and the issue is so complex voters won't be able to...

    Trump's economic policies are simply borrowing against the future for immediate gains now. We'll all pay for it, he just won't be around and the issue is so complex voters won't be able to collectively understand.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Google Photos will no longer have unlimited free storage after June 1 in ~tech

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    That's a conflict.

    free service for prime members.

    That's a conflict.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Public shooting in Vienna (Allegedly terror attacks) in ~news

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    This is a wild generalization. There are many different eschatological beliefs even within the Baptist denomination and to equate it to a sect that effectively wants to commit genocide, it's...

    like Baptists

    This is a wild generalization. There are many different eschatological beliefs even within the Baptist denomination and to equate it to a sect that effectively wants to commit genocide, it's fairly unloving.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on 2020 US Presidential Election Day - Discussion Thread in ~talk

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    Yeah, it used to be just a driver's license was sufficient, but they changed to passport years ago.

    Yeah, it used to be just a driver's license was sufficient, but they changed to passport years ago.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    A low-tech way to do it is just to assign your games a number and do a random number generator.

    A low-tech way to do it is just to assign your games a number and do a random number generator.

  19. Comment on Trump/Biden 2020 Presidential Debate #1 Discussion Thread in ~talk

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    I was hoping to have an undefeated season, as a Purdue fan.

    I was hoping to have an undefeated season, as a Purdue fan.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Need help raising funds for a friend in ~misc

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    That's now how ethics should work.

    That's now how ethics should work.

    1 vote