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  1. Comment on Bernie Sanders projected to win Nevada Caucus in ~news

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    Ironically the centrists are the ones more divided now that all the other progressives (AOC, Yang, Harris) have dropped out, leading Sanders to eat up all the delegates thanks to arcane caucus...

    Ironically the centrists are the ones more divided now that all the other progressives (AOC, Yang, Harris) have dropped out, leading Sanders to eat up all the delegates thanks to arcane caucus rules. Whatever happens, I presume they will drop out to unite against Bernie (and Bloomberg, he's not gonna dissapear in one debate) under one candidate. Let's see who they pick.

  2. Comment on Discord is not an acceptable choice for free software projects in ~comp

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    Basically (mild hyperbole ahead) They are the stereotypical tech company from the view of a critic. 'Free' and obsessed with growth at the cost of privacy and ethics, and still unprofitable and...

    Basically (mild hyperbole ahead) They are the stereotypical tech company from the view of a critic. 'Free' and obsessed with growth at the cost of privacy and ethics, and still unprofitable and funded by the hundreds of millions because noone can afford a paid service in silicon-valley style capitalism.

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  3. Comment on The rules for rulers in ~misc

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    I agree, this might be his best video, of the types of videos that 10 years from now still feel like they could have been released that day. I thought this video was from 8 or 10 years ago.

    Classic CGP (fixed typo) Grey video, IMO.

    I agree, this might be his best video, of the types of videos that 10 years from now still feel like they could have been released that day. I thought this video was from 8 or 10 years ago.

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  4. Comment on The rules for rulers in ~misc

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    The last time this was posted was around one and a half years ago when tildes was still invite-only to see. Also admittedly this video ignores the power of news and social media to shape a...

    The last time this was posted was around one and a half years ago when tildes was still invite-only to see.

    Also admittedly this video ignores the power of news and social media to shape a presidency in a democracy.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Prompted by Brexit, Google will move UK users' data out of Irish jurisdiction so they are no longer covered by EU privacy rules in ~tech

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    And Republican, 'social liberal', 'liberal democratic', 'people's party' and more. Resurgent Conservatism seems to be a common theme in our times.

    Things aren't going to change until people stop voting Conservatives.

    And Republican, 'social liberal', 'liberal democratic', 'people's party' and more. Resurgent Conservatism seems to be a common theme in our times.

    2 votes
  6. If you were to run for president in your country, what would your platform be?

    I'm Brazilian, and personally (in the most radical, electability-indifferent and honestly meme-y campaign) would go for Bernie with the campaign finance and tax reform but with a platform for...

    I'm Brazilian, and personally (in the most radical, electability-indifferent and honestly meme-y campaign) would go for Bernie with the campaign finance and tax reform but with a platform for civical reform like putting STV as the nomination method for our chamber of deputies and supporting automating or funding new technologies to replace menial labor, like funding lab grown meat to replace all farming companies and labor now or robotics to automate large parts of the industrial and service sectors and use that money saved from not paying wages to people doing bad jobs to fund free universities and better schools/wages/welfare/infrastructure to the people once doing that work, along with adding civics and economics as subjects in school and always including notes as to where do you use the content you're learning, along with requiring subsidiaries to go independent or drop their branding. Clearly this isn't very realistic so feel free to expouse absurd policy.

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  7. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    Go to the dentist again to put in some filling that was missing in my teeth that are gonna be needed to put full braces on my teeth soon, which is great. I'm also getting used to the 3 new...

    Go to the dentist again to put in some filling that was missing in my teeth that are gonna be needed to put full braces on my teeth soon, which is great.

    I'm also getting used to the 3 new subjects at school, the first one being technology, which has been carried out as well as you'd expect, second being actually something called 'electives' ('eletivas') where we will pick our subject from (I think) a few options being given (music,entrepreneurship and others). My picks would be either economics or civics, although I'm pretty sure those things are more complicated than I could ever understand.

    I also saw a mildly cheesy 'tree of dreams/desires' and one of the leaves had 'friends' badly written on them, which may as well have been written by me. This however is part of the third new subject, "Project of life" specifically for asking us our ambitions for the future so I was asked to put my personal objectives in a piece of paper and alas, socialization and programming were put at the top accordingly. That's definitely a way to get you thinking about your personal life.

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  8. Comment on Las Vegas Democratic Debate Discussion Thread in ~talk

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    Oh okay. So the (pro corporate but non-ideological) media are the ones with most of the real power here?

    Oh okay. So the (pro corporate but non-ideological) media are the ones with most of the real power here?

  9. Comment on Las Vegas Democratic Debate Discussion Thread in ~talk

  10. Comment on The biggest political party in America you've never heard of in ~misc

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    In that case it depends on whether someone like Bernie has a plan for people like you to get out of your problems if he enacts the policy that will affect you so badly. (Which I admittedly doubt...

    In that case it depends on whether someone like Bernie has a plan for people like you to get out of your problems if he enacts the policy that will affect you so badly. (Which I admittedly doubt past giving you free college so you can find something else to work in without crushing debt, since the only candidate seriously concerned with people like you was yang.)

  11. Comment on Las Vegas Democratic Debate Discussion Thread in ~talk

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    The question is, will someone emerge as the 'god emperor' of our party and will they go and win despite the electoral college?

    This is exactly what the GOP looked like half a decade ago and its infuriating to watch when you're on this side of it.

    The question is, will someone emerge as the 'god emperor' of our party and will they go and win despite the electoral college?

  12. Comment on The laptop market is in an atrocious state in ~tech

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    ¯\_ツ_/¯ I guess I'll start coding then ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    does not have good specs (this is an actual requirement for him - bad specs make good programmers)

    ¯\_ツ_/¯

    I guess I'll start coding then ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  13. Comment on What are you grateful for? in ~talk

  14. Comment on Las Vegas Democratic Debate Discussion Thread in ~talk

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    Isn't Trump much better at rhetoric (or at least doing enough dumb shit so that noone cares about any actual policy issues) than Bloomberg?

    Do voters want to see how the candidates will debate Trump? Now they've just been given a demonstration with a great Trump stand-in.

    Isn't Trump much better at rhetoric (or at least doing enough dumb shit so that noone cares about any actual policy issues) than Bloomberg?

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Prompted by Brexit, Google will move UK users' data out of Irish jurisdiction so they are no longer covered by EU privacy rules in ~tech

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    Most of these things seem like they will benefit corporations rather than individuals, but (sigh, rant time.) At least it's something and it's not like we've been tolerating this for some 40 years...

    Most of these things seem like they will benefit corporations rather than individuals, but
    (sigh, rant time.)
    At least it's something and it's not like we've been tolerating this for some 40 years anyway. Honestly I wish I coold look into the future and be sure this gets worse, regardless of how insufferable it becomes, I just want to be certain where it goes at this point. (I'm 14 so this is gonna be my future, and I want to know what it ends up being whether I like it or not.)

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  16. Comment on What are you grateful for? in ~talk

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    Related thread I don't think my answer has changed since that thread.

    Related thread

    I don't think my answer has changed since that thread.

    4 votes