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  1. Comment on Do you think there is anything from the past we should bring back? in ~talk

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    The Hindenburg burned like it did because it was filled with hydrogen. It was originally designed to use helium, but the U.S. had put restrictions on helium export and thus hydrogen was much...

    The Hindenburg burned like it did because it was filled with hydrogen. It was originally designed to use helium, but the U.S. had put restrictions on helium export and thus hydrogen was much cheaper and more obtainable.

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  2. Comment on Chinese embassy to Denmark wants Jyllands-Posten to apologize for publishing a drawing that depicts China's flag with virus symbols instead of five stars in ~news

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    Denmark's prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, has made an official reply taking the side of Jyllands-Posten. "In Denmark we have freedom of speech". Meanwhile Jyllands-Posten's Twitter is being...

    Denmark's prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, has made an official reply taking the side of Jyllands-Posten. "In Denmark we have freedom of speech".

    Meanwhile Jyllands-Posten's Twitter is being flooded by Chinese spam from accounts created this month, posting several variations of the Danish flag poorly edited with badly translated text saying stuff like "dirty white pig, wild viking" and making fun of Denmark's quick defeat in WWII.
    It was discussed on the radio this morning, where the hosts mostly laughed at the shabby "meme-war" that Jyllands-Posten has dragged us into.

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  3. Comment on Denmark’s climate aspirations going up in smoke? International researchers lambast Danes for burning wood and calling it green in ~enviro

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    Dane here, please call us out for this stuff. This should not be about looking good on paper, this should be about making sure we're not screwing our own species over.

    Dane here, please call us out for this stuff. This should not be about looking good on paper, this should be about making sure we're not screwing our own species over.

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  4. Comment on What are you reading these days? #8 in ~books

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    I've recently been getting into the Warhammer 40k universe and books. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the books that I've read so far, as before reading them I mostly just thought of...

    I've recently been getting into the Warhammer 40k universe and books. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the books that I've read so far, as before reading them I mostly just thought of them as haphazard explanations of the tabletop rules. They're actually really good, good enough in my opinion to stand on their own even if you didn't just read them as a Warhammer fan.
    Just finished up the first book in the Horus Heresy series (out of 53!) and also the Path of the Dark Eldar series.
    I might start reading the Culture by Iain Banks afterwards.

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