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  1. Comment on Why Hitler lost the war: German strategic mistakes in WWII in ~humanities

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    Thanks, this actually sounds interesting to watch.

    Thanks, this actually sounds interesting to watch.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Elizabeth Warren is ending her presidential campaign in ~news

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    It's sad that "taking down Trump" is sufficient enough policy to resonate with an electorate. "Taking on" big pharma and "gun control" are hardly policies. They're buzzwords or phrases with little...

    It's sad that "taking down Trump" is sufficient enough policy to resonate with an electorate. "Taking on" big pharma and "gun control" are hardly policies. They're buzzwords or phrases with little to no specific action behind it. I want to know what specifically are the actions that are going to happen to deliver on the goal and what methods will support those actions to bring it to fruition. I understand no one can talk in certainties on the how, but some generalities toward it are refreshing. Another reason why Bernie's campaign resonate with me. He has specific policies goals, with specific actions, and he just posted general methodologies to pay for the actions on his website a week or so ago. Does anyone have any of those details about Biden?

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Elizabeth Warren is ending her presidential campaign in ~news

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    There's a stark difference in your assertion and your examples. You spoke about Bernie supporters, not the campaign itself. I don't disagree there are some who claim to be supporters whose...

    There's a stark difference in your assertion and your examples. You spoke about Bernie supporters, not the campaign itself. I don't disagree there are some who claim to be supporters whose messaging is inflammatory and the campaign does a lot of messaging attempting to get people to be nice, polite, and accepting.

    Part of the issue though, too, particularly with healthcare, that there is hardly a "hedge your bet" version of healthcare that would be successful. In order to deliver on the promises of the campaign, it needs to be a single-payer healthcare system. Middle-of-the-line solutions won't solve the problems or deliver on the promises. Most of his other policies there can definitely be compromises.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Twitter starts testing its own version of Stories, called "Fleets," which disappear after 24 hours and can't receive likes, retweets, or replies in ~tech

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    It might dissuade a portion of people, but if someone wrote something truly controversial someone is simply going to screen shot it and then tag the person in their angry tweet back, thus keeping...

    They don't need to be kept around forever.

    It might dissuade a portion of people, but if someone wrote something truly controversial someone is simply going to screen shot it and then tag the person in their angry tweet back, thus keeping it part of their history for angry mobs to find later anyway.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Elizabeth Warren is ending her presidential campaign in ~news

  6. Comment on Elizabeth Warren is ending her presidential campaign in ~news

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    Your lens for viewing the messaging must be very different than mine. Bernie's messaging has almost been entirely about substantive policies. Healthcare, prison reform, climate change, free...

    Your lens for viewing the messaging must be very different than mine. Bernie's messaging has almost been entirely about substantive policies. Healthcare, prison reform, climate change, free college, student load debt.

    Biden's messaging has been, "I was the VP under Obama!" I have seen or read little substantive policy proposals from the Biden campaign nor heard of any from those who choose to vote for him.

    23 votes
  7. Comment on A letter to other parents in ~life

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    I don't get the point of posting public rants like this. Your tone wouldn't budge a person in a position opposite of yours as it's so condescending - something you seem to embrace with your...

    I don't get the point of posting public rants like this. Your tone wouldn't budge a person in a position opposite of yours as it's so condescending - something you seem to embrace with your signature. You seem to have a few successes and you're judging others without any context. As others have said, everyone has varying circumstances. This inexorable and discompassionate view really just sheds light on how we are all the primary character in our own life and rarely afford the grace to others that we often afford ourselves.

    10 votes
  8. Comment on Iowa Democratic caucus results delayed until Tuesday due to reporting inconsistencies and technical issues with app in ~news

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    I wonder if the inability to declare a winner matters to the public at this point. The general attention span has already closed and it's so noisy that responsible reporting like this won't get...

    I wonder if the inability to declare a winner matters to the public at this point. The general attention span has already closed and it's so noisy that responsible reporting like this won't get much air time.

    Do you know what's involved with recanvassing if it actually happens like the DNC has requested?

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Use This, Not That: Positive Swaps for the New Year in ~talk

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    Another angle is health. Carrying around a wallet in your back pocket can mess up alignment in your back and cause unnecessary pain. I switched from a bi- and tri-fold wallet years ago. I started...

    Another angle is health. Carrying around a wallet in your back pocket can mess up alignment in your back and cause unnecessary pain. I switched from a bi- and tri-fold wallet years ago. I started with a wallet that was a front-pocket wallet that carried a few cards and some cash. The past several years I've used this cellphone case as my wallet. I carry around one credit card and my license and that's it.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Why Biden has such a large lead in the polls in ~news

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    I could agree with the argument if there are recent examples of meaningful legislation being passed that was bipartisan and both parties compromised rather than steamrolled. I'd agree with others...

    I could agree with the argument if there are recent examples of meaningful legislation being passed that was bipartisan and both parties compromised rather than steamrolled. I'd agree with others that it's better to elect an president based on ideals where little will be legislated rather than a president that is very moderate and continues the status quo.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on LogMeIn (owner of LastPass, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, OpenVoice and join.me) is being acquired by private equity firms for $4.3 billion in ~tech

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    I use 1Password and am happy.

    I use 1Password and am happy.

  12. Comment on What are the best and the worst purchases you've recently made? in ~talk

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    What shoes do you like?

    What shoes do you like?

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What are the best and the worst purchases you've recently made? in ~talk

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    You're not using space that could be used for other dishes and the space behind the door isn't used unless there's a utensil rack. So, efficiency of space, most likely. Otherwise it's just...

    You're not using space that could be used for other dishes and the space behind the door isn't used unless there's a utensil rack. So, efficiency of space, most likely. Otherwise it's just preferential.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Steve Guttenberg: ”Apple AirPods Pro, it's $249, but sounds like a cheap, throwaway headphone“ in ~tech

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    The ecosystem is something that is missed in the cost-benefit analysis much of the time.

    The ecosystem is something that is missed in the cost-benefit analysis much of the time.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on What's one thing you HAVEN'T been able to find online, no matter how hard you tried? in ~talk

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    There was an online game called Territories3069 that I played back in the early 2000s. I'd love to find a place that hosts that game and play again. I'm sure it wouldn't be as fantastic as I...

    There was an online game called Territories3069 that I played back in the early 2000s. I'd love to find a place that hosts that game and play again. I'm sure it wouldn't be as fantastic as I remember it to be.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Todd Phillips thinks cancel culture ruined comedy. Maybe he’s just not funny anymore in ~movies

  17. Comment on What is a subject you could talk for 2+ hours about with a great degree of accuracy and no preparation whatsoever? in ~talk

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    Reformed theology!

    Reformed theology!

    5 votes
  18. Comment on Apple Keynote Discussion Thread [September 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am PDT] in ~tech