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  1. Comment on Thoughts on feeling like you're posting too many links when there is not enough content in ~tildes

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    No offense, but I certainly hope you don't notice any upcoming pandemics again.

    No offense, but I certainly hope you don't notice any upcoming pandemics again.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Trump campaign is reportedly plotting an election coup to “bypass” a Biden win in ~news

  3. Comment on Thoughts on feeling like you're posting too many links when there is not enough content in ~tildes

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    Dear SkyBrian. I come to sites like Tildes to be ahead of the curve. You were spamming this site with so many articles about COVID back in Feb and early march, that you made me think. And prepare....

    Dear SkyBrian.

    I come to sites like Tildes to be ahead of the curve.

    You were spamming this site with so many articles about COVID back in Feb and early march, that you made me think. And prepare. I really appreciate that.

    For gods sake man, don't stop posting. Don't post more bookmarks. Keep doing what you are doing.

    NV

    10 votes
  4. Comment on Trump campaign is reportedly plotting an election coup to “bypass” a Biden win in ~news

  5. Comment on Trump campaign is reportedly plotting an election coup to “bypass” a Biden win in ~news

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    On the contrary, evidence that Republicans are willing to stand up to Trump seems rather thin.

    On the contrary, evidence that Republicans are willing to stand up to Trump seems rather thin.

    14 votes
  6. Comment on How ‘Steel Grandpa’ Gustaf Håkansson pirated Sweden’s toughest bike race in ~sports

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    Australia has a very similar story about Cliff Young

    Australia has a very similar story about Cliff Young

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Any motorcyclists here? in ~hobbies

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    Buying a cheap used bike is the way to go. You will have a better idea of what you want after a year in the saddle, and most inexpensive bikes barely depreciate. Start keeping an eye out for used...

    Buying a cheap used bike is the way to go. You will have a better idea of what you want after a year in the saddle, and most inexpensive bikes barely depreciate.

    Start keeping an eye out for used Ninja 400, DR-Z400SM on craigslist. If it doesn't move for a couple of weeks, go take it for a test ride. Cash in hand. Most people have come down to earth after a few weeks of no sale. Also test ride bikes at the dealership. Just be prepared to buy it if you drop it.

    Frankly, a smaller bike is better than a big bike for the twisties and the dirt. The big bikes go faster on the straight, but slower on the curves, and are harder to pick up. And these days, it seems like small bikes can almost keep up with the big guys.

    Have fun with the MSF course.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Any motorcyclists here? in ~hobbies

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    Similar thread: https://tildes.net/~hobbies/ffk/any_motorcyclists Are you open to buying used? If not, why not? Have you budgeted for a quality helmet, gloves, jacket and pants? What are you...

    Similar thread:
    https://tildes.net/~hobbies/ffk/any_motorcyclists

    Are you open to buying used? If not, why not?

    Have you budgeted for a quality helmet, gloves, jacket and pants?

    What are you planning to do with the bike during winter?

    Are you interested in riding dirt?

    What's your inseam?

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Tildes Census Deep Dive - What do you dislike about tildes? in ~tildes

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    Dang. What did the "europeans" do to you, homie?
    1. Ban Europeans.

    Dang. What did the "europeans" do to you, homie?

    14 votes
  10. Comment on Scientific American endorses Joe Biden: We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history—until now in ~science

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    I had a similar conversation with my Neighbors. They like Trumps policies, loathe Pelosi, and believe the cure for Covid is being held back until after the election. I never would have guessed...

    I had a similar conversation with my Neighbors. They like Trumps policies, loathe Pelosi, and believe the cure for Covid is being held back until after the election. I never would have guessed they loved Trump. They are originally from Europe, and claim they peruse more than just Fox News.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Severe wildfire conditions will continue across California, but pattern shift will improve air quality in ~science

  12. Comment on Doesn’t feel like a recession? You should be paying more in taxes in ~finance

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    An opinion piece that argues even with lack of federal action, state and local governments in the USA should tax the rich to avoid cutting services and expand spending on services such as education.

    An opinion piece that argues even with lack of federal action, state and local governments in the USA should tax the rich to avoid cutting services and expand spending on services such as education.

    7 votes
  13. Comment on Why the orange sky looks gray in some photos in ~tech

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    Digital cameras now have greater dynamic range than film. Still no where as close to the human eye.

    Digital cameras now have greater dynamic range than film. Still no where as close to the human eye.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Why the orange sky looks gray in some photos in ~tech

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    Film is not superior. Most film assumes daylight white balance. You need colored filters to correct film. With digital, you often have significantly more control.

    Film is not superior. Most film assumes daylight white balance. You need colored filters to correct film. With digital, you often have significantly more control.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on Republicans are going to try to drown the economy in ~finance

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    Ah sorry, I thought I had posted the link to yahoo news. I went and looked for the original source and couldn't find it, and must have accidentally copied the wrong link. It's unfortunate that you...

    Ah sorry, I thought I had posted the link to yahoo news.

    I went and looked for the original source and couldn't find it, and must have accidentally copied the wrong link.

    It's unfortunate that you removed the article, as I found it thought provoking.

  16. Comment on Being Finnish: A Guide For Soviet Spies – An archived booklet reveals how communist spooks were instructed to blend in with Finnish locals in ~humanities

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    As an expat, it's funny how it is the little things that throw you.

    As an expat, it's funny how it is the little things that throw you.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Programming is a losers game in ~comp

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    Unlike you heathens, I really like this metaphor. Once your product has the basic table stakes, it's a losers game. You lose more customers than you win when adding code, by hurting usability,...

    Unlike you heathens, I really like this metaphor.

    Once your product has the basic table stakes, it's a losers game. You lose more customers than you win when adding code, by hurting usability, performance, reliability, quality, forcing users to adopt the new shiny...

    I think marketing is a winners game, and part of marketing is adding code, so there is always a balance there.

    But branding is a losers game. Rarely are the best products the best because of some killer feature. Normally they are the best because they just.... dont... suck.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on If you're a parent, what is it like? in ~talk

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    This makes so much sense to me, now that you put it like this. Parenting is hard. Bonding isn't instantaneous. Everyone has those "wtf, never again" moments. Edit: Some of us have them multiple...

    I think I'm also one of the people who can say with a fair amount of certainty that adoptive parents feel the same love for their kids as biological parents. She is just as much a part of my as the kids I made myself

    This makes so much sense to me, now that you put it like this.

    Parenting is hard. Bonding isn't instantaneous.

    Everyone has those "wtf, never again" moments.

    Edit: Some of us have them multiple times, apparently.

    4 votes