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  1. Comment on How do you distinguish between masculinity and toxic masculinity? in ~talk

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    I’ll keep it simple. Toxic masculinity tears others down while positive masculinity builds others up.

    I’ll keep it simple. Toxic masculinity tears others down while positive masculinity builds others up.

    18 votes
  2. Comment on Weed shouldn’t be banned for elite athletes, some experts say in ~sports

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    I played basketball and football in high school in Texas and the coaches did not care if their top athletes smoked weed or drank as long as they showed up for practice and games and played well. I...

    I played basketball and football in high school in Texas and the coaches did not care if their top athletes smoked weed or drank as long as they showed up for practice and games and played well. I was not one of them lol but I saw it happen often.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Permanent Joycon drift fix with a piece of paper in ~games

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    What about a third option of planned obsolescence?

    What about a third option of planned obsolescence?

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Permanent Joycon drift fix with a piece of paper in ~games

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    Be careful what you wish for. Nintendo would print these and sell them before they would ever change the joycon design.

    Be careful what you wish for. Nintendo would print these and sell them before they would ever change the joycon design.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Loki Discussion Thread in ~tv

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    Jonathan Majors did an amazing job and completely stole the spotlight in his scenes in my opinion. I am looking forward to seeing him act as other versions of himself, should be fun.

    Jonathan Majors did an amazing job and completely stole the spotlight in his scenes in my opinion. I am looking forward to seeing him act as other versions of himself, should be fun.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on The Tennessee Department of Health will halt all adolescent vaccine outreach – not just for coronavirus, but all diseases – amid pressure from Republican state lawmakers in ~health

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    Polio bout to make a huge comeback.

    Polio bout to make a huge comeback.

    9 votes
  7. Comment on Tips for dealing with bedbugs? in ~life

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    Haha yes thank you for linking a better source. I was on mobile and was thinking “oh god I might get nuked for this”. But I was short on time.

    Haha yes thank you for linking a better source. I was on mobile and was thinking “oh god I might get nuked for this”. But I was short on time.

    4 votes
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  9. Comment on Blackalicious rapper, Gift of Gab, passes away at 50 in ~music

  10. Comment on Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for murder of George Floyd in ~news

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    Anyone care to guess what information he was talking about that would potentially bring the Floyd family peace? That was interesting.

    Anyone care to guess what information he was talking about that would potentially bring the Floyd family peace? That was interesting.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Quit Social Media - An educational website that argues against proprietary social media and its risks in ~tech

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    I can safely say that I have no other social media besides Tildes, which I don’t think is even on the same level as the other contenders. I do still lurk on YouTube but I do not log in under any...

    I can safely say that I have no other social media besides Tildes, which I don’t think is even on the same level as the other contenders. I do still lurk on YouTube but I do not log in under any real accounts. I do have a dummy account to watch age restricted content. It’s really a personal decision for me but I agree that the damage this stuff has and will do is very real. I spent a lot of time on Reddit between 2012-2019 and nothing really came out of it for me expect memes and negative feelings. I tried using Ello for a while and realized it was best for creative types, which I am not. In some ways I feel like Tildes leans towards programmers and those who have heavy computer backgrounds.

    On the flip side there has been a lot of good to come out of these platforms so at the end of the day I am conflicted. This isn’t the first time humans have taken something meant to be good and turned it for malicious reasons, it’s kinda what we do.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Bo Burnham - Welcome to the Internet (2021) in ~music

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    He follows that up with something like “mommy gave you an iPad at 2”. Maybe he’s taking about gen z kids who have only ever been online their whole lives? And they were made to feel like they can...

    He follows that up with something like “mommy gave you an iPad at 2”. Maybe he’s taking about gen z kids who have only ever been online their whole lives? And they were made to feel like they can be insta famous without ever having to “work a real job”?
    Now I’m just reaching….

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What are your cognitive biases, and how do they affect you? in ~talk

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    I think you just described the biggest issue with “ the algorithm”. Isn’t that algorithm just piggybacking off our confirmation bias to keep us engaged? And if so, how far can that go before any...

    I think you just described the biggest issue with “ the algorithm”. Isn’t that algorithm just piggybacking off our confirmation bias to keep us engaged? And if so, how far can that go before any kind of damage may happen?

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Sonic Central - Upcoming projects, partnerships, and events to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's 30th anniversary in ~games

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    Yo did you play power stone!? That game was my shit for a long time. Rumor is there is a reboot coming ~2024.

    Yo did you play power stone!? That game was my shit for a long time. Rumor is there is a reboot coming ~2024.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Amazon is acquiring MGM for $8.45 billion in ~movies

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    “MGM has one of the industry’s most exciting upcoming film slates, including House of Gucci, No Time to Die, Respect, The Addams Family 2, and the untitled Paul Thomas Anderson film“ Oh well… I guess

    “MGM has one of the industry’s most exciting upcoming film slates, including House of Gucci, No Time to Die, Respect, The Addams Family 2, and the untitled Paul Thomas Anderson film“

    Oh well… I guess

    8 votes
  16. Comment on Our dead bedroom, and our journey to fix it. Any interest in the journey? in ~talk

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    I’m in a similar situation but not nearly as brave. 😅. I’d be happy to follow your journey.

    I’m in a similar situation but not nearly as brave. 😅. I’d be happy to follow your journey.

    7 votes
  17. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    Due to my celiac disease I am 100% gluten free and low fodmap. I’ll typically have some fruit in the morning and then something with eggs, usually I’ll add spinach and feta cheese and maybe some...

    Due to my celiac disease I am 100% gluten free and low fodmap. I’ll typically have some fruit in the morning and then something with eggs, usually I’ll add spinach and feta cheese and maybe some chicken. For lunch I’ll do a cooked salmon patty from Costco and use some more spinach for that. I eat bananas regularly, they are the easiest snack for my diet.

    If I’m really feeling fancy I’ll bake up some sweet potatoes and eat them with a little bit of salt and pepper and also feta cheese, spinach . I’ll add protein as I see fit , tofu, chicken, fish, etc.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on How Arrested Development does running gags in ~tv

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    “Hello darkness my old friend...” That bit genuinely got me to laugh out loud every time they ran it. I think it’s my favorite of all the recurring jokes.

    “Hello darkness my old friend...”

    That bit genuinely got me to laugh out loud every time they ran it. I think it’s my favorite of all the recurring jokes.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on Armed doesn't mean dangerous: Black gun owners are often portrayed negatively. One photographer set out to change that. in ~arts

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    Relevant YouTube time: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BKGZnB41_e4 This video is one incident on its own but I think it speaks to a larger mindset overall.

    Relevant YouTube time: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BKGZnB41_e4

    This video is one incident on its own but I think it speaks to a larger mindset overall.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on Marvel Studios celebrates the movies in ~movies

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    You can tell they really don’t want F4 to fail, putting it at the end with seemingly no direct competition.

    You can tell they really don’t want F4 to fail, putting it at the end with seemingly no direct competition.