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  1. Comment on Anonymous leaks gigabytes of data from alt-right web host Epik in ~tech

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    I wonder why they only took one mailbox? Seems the real score would have been all c-suite mailboxes.

    I wonder why they only took one mailbox? Seems the real score would have been all c-suite mailboxes.

  2. Comment on What's something that you feel is unfairly criticized? in ~talk

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    Part of my complaint is that in a culture that casually dismisses counter-narrative as the domain of whackos, it’s impossible for professionals to go after the tr ue conspiracies. Sure, maybe 9/11...

    Part of my complaint is that in a culture that casually dismisses counter-narrative as the domain of whackos, it’s impossible for professionals to go after the tr ue conspiracies. Sure, maybe 9/11 happened the way they say it did, but how many other, truer conspiracies avoid scrutiny because everyone is so quick to dismiss ugly truths about governments and corporations?

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  3. Comment on What's something that you feel is unfairly criticized? in ~talk

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    I disagree that serious research cannot be done without lots of access. Court cases can turn on very small, previously overlooked details. This is probably not the place to argue about 9/11. But...

    I disagree that serious research cannot be done without lots of access. Court cases can turn on very small, previously overlooked details.

    This is probably not the place to argue about 9/11. But think about the meticulous imvestigation that goes into a plane crash. Less went into the wtc debacle. Even if there wasn’t a bomb or other coverup, more attention should have been given, especially since design specs and certs on the building were that it would be able to withstand aircraft collision.

    Smart and thoughtful
    Investigation, at all levels, can and should be be applied still.

    The broader point, however, is that most people dismiss even the idea of counter narrative or skepticism of official accounts, and too quickly criticize as fantasy (or worse) anything outside the consensus tale.

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  4. Comment on What's something that you feel is unfairly criticized? in ~talk

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    Conspiracy research. These days, stuff like pizzagate, q, and covid have really soaked up the spotlight, and as a result sane people dismiss any and all counter narratives as insanity or usesless...

    Conspiracy research.

    These days, stuff like pizzagate, q, and covid have really soaked up the spotlight, and as a result sane people dismiss any and all counter narratives as insanity or usesless contrarianism.

    But there are many serious points of attack for mainstream explanations of weird events, coupled with many now well documented examples of secret, controlling, and harmful to the public actions taken by the well enfranchised. Tukaseegee experiments, iran-contra, delmonte and el salvadore (I think i have the company and country right) to name three.

    And when a huge majority of material was removed from twin towers wreckage and destroyed without analysis, eyebrows should be alternately raised and furrowed. I can guarantee even an alcoholic criminal defender could have raised reasonable doubt on the Warren report in a court.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Apple / iOS rant in ~tech

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    One nit-the airbods enhanced functionality are due at least in part to hardware, the h1 chip I think call it.

    One nit-the airbods enhanced functionality are due at least in part to hardware, the h1 chip I think call it.

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  6. Comment on The Matrix Resurrections – Official trailer 1 in ~movies

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    Just for the record, I like 2 almost as much as 1, and thought the full story wrap up in 3 was good although, 3 as a movie not so good. This trailer is very promising.

    Just for the record, I like 2 almost as much as 1, and thought the full story wrap up in 3 was good although, 3 as a movie not so good.

    This trailer is very promising.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Why many scientists say it’s unlikely that SARS-CoV-2 originated from a “lab leak” in ~health.coronavirus

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    I’m struggling to link this fact, which is easy to accept as true, to support the notion that it is unremarkable that the same city where a contagion is under research also happens to be the same...

    The research was being done where it made sense for that sort of research to be done.

    I’m struggling to link this fact, which is easy to accept as true, to support the notion that it is unremarkable that the same city where a contagion is under research also happens to be the same city where that contagion starts a global pandemic.

    Therr may be many plausible explanations for this coincidence that do not involve a lab leak, but without strong evidence for one, the coincidence sure seems remarkable to me.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on What shortages have you noticed recently? in ~talk

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    Raleigh, nc. Housing is an issue. I notice big box stores have lots of shelf space. Food quality at restaurants is variable. Clothing/dept stores are getting really creative with racks to fill up...

    Raleigh, nc.

    Housing is an issue.

    I notice big box stores have lots of shelf space.

    Food quality at restaurants is variable.

    Clothing/dept stores are getting really creative with racks to fill up floor space.

    Used clothing prices are up on ebay.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Why many scientists say it’s unlikely that SARS-CoV-2 originated from a “lab leak” in ~health.coronavirus

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    It may not be politically actionable information, but it’s still very useful scientific information, if for no other reason than to identify shortcomings in lab procedures and ensure they get...

    It may not be politically actionable information, but it’s still very useful scientific information, if for no other reason than to identify shortcomings in lab procedures and ensure they get addressed and not repeated elsewhere.

    This assumes an accidental leak of a virus under academic (as opposed to bioweapon) research.

    16 votes
  10. Comment on We work at the ACLU. Here’s what we think about vaccine mandates. in ~health.coronavirus

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    I’ll note that the individual rights afforded in the constitution are all legally alienable by the constitution itself except one: the right to due process. And if by due process the government...

    I’ll note that the individual rights afforded in the constitution are all legally alienable by the constitution itself except one: the right to due process. And if by due process the government concludes people who by their choices endanger society at large, it has the right, and maybe the duty, to take protective action.

    There is legit argument about what constitutes due process in this case, but i see no reason it should not be done.

    8 votes
  11. Comment on We work at the ACLU. Here’s what we think about vaccine mandates. in ~health.coronavirus

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    The important distinvtion is that members of this class choose to join it. And if, as a class, you choose to endanger others, society is right to segregate you and reduce your entitlement to...

    The important distinvtion is that members of this class choose to join it. And if, as a class, you choose to endanger others, society is right to segregate you and reduce your entitlement to social benefits.

    12 votes
  12. Comment on Supreme Court upholds new Texas abortion law, for now in ~news

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    The court regardless of orientation has pretty much repealed the fourth amendment already. The only context it has not has been dwi law, largely because lots of rich white people get dwi’s. The...

    The court regardless of orientation has pretty much repealed the fourth amendment already. The only context it has not has been dwi law, largely because lots of rich white people get dwi’s. The last time the court really held up presumption of innocence was Miranda.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Climate change won't stop while America hates trains and walking in ~enviro

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    Urban, or exurban. A small town with a decent train to commercial centers also solves this problem. Edit: it existed at one time. Behold the Illinois interurban....

    I found it a bit odd that the survey asked about the importance of living within walking distance of "schools, stores and restaurants." Someone who places great importance on all these things is looking for a very specific urban lifestyle.

    Urban, or exurban. A small town with a decent train to commercial centers also solves this problem.

    Edit: it existed at one time. Behold the Illinois interurban. https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/a-ride-through-time/Content?oid=11454534&media=AMP+HTML

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  14. Comment on Climate change won't stop while America hates trains and walking in ~enviro

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    Leaving aside whether the people fleeing disaster struck areas should have been living there in the first place, the issue is not about eradicating cars altogether. It’s about greatly improving...

    Leaving aside whether the people fleeing disaster struck areas should have been living there in the first place, the issue is not about eradicating cars altogether. It’s about greatly improving walkability and public transit so that we can use cars only when it makes sense, and not rely on them for basic day to day.

    16 votes
  15. Comment on Climate change won't stop while America hates trains and walking in ~enviro

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    It’s a little different than that. The issue is less about individual choices than inertia and mass preference. As long as such an extreme majority can’t or won’t reconsider options, the issue...

    It’s a little different than that. The issue is less about individual choices than inertia and mass preference. As long as such an extreme majority can’t or won’t reconsider options, the issue persists.

    My favorite story along these lines is the time I went to a Bill McKibbon lecture. Of over 1000 in attendance in a super progressive town, like 5 people rode bikes. A significant percentage lived within a mile of the venue. That’s when I realized we were probably toast.

    I don’t stop caring and doing what I can. My life is enhanced now by continuing to press for a better tomorrow even if tomorrow never gets better.

    23 votes
  16. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Hmm. That might call for a re-read. I recall really having my mind blown by it.

    Hmm. That might call for a re-read. I recall really having my mind blown by it.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    spoilers I always thought the most interesting thing in the book was how humans and relicants were both living in totally parallel worlds, unaware of each other except on occasion, and until this...
    spoilers I always thought the most interesting thing in the book was how humans and relicants were both living in totally parallel worlds, unaware of each other except on occasion, and until this point the world’s history, unaware of the existence of these paralell societies.
  18. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    My battles with sugar are old and entrenched. If I felt I could get away with it I’d eat a box of nutty buddies every day. The struggle with abstinence is sugar’s ubiquity. They put it where it...

    My battles with sugar are old and entrenched. If I felt I could get away with it I’d eat a box of nutty buddies every day.

    The struggle with abstinence is sugar’s ubiquity. They put it where it doesn’t belong, I assume primarily for its addictive qualities. Plus all the naturally occurring instances…

    Also coke had a flavor winner with coke zero, and then they added the caffeine back and then changed the flavor in the wrong direction :(

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Just finished a century ride. I was suffering from toe pain, can’t tel if it’s gout or over use, but for better or worse this ride was an event and I really wanted to go, and finish. I haven’t...

    Just finished a century ride. I was suffering from toe pain, can’t tel if it’s gout or over use, but for better or worse this ride was an event and I really wanted to go, and finish.

    I haven’t been training as hard this year, so the back 50 was way harder. I couldn’t seem to eat enough to keep my energy up. Also man was it hot.

    My situation and my fingers are still a little numb, and my toe is super sore. But it’s good to know i still have it in me.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on Star Wars: Visions - Trailer in ~anime

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    Star wars comes full circle back to Japan. Kurosawa is proud? But seriously that does look awesome.

    Star wars comes full circle back to Japan. Kurosawa is proud?

    But seriously that does look awesome.

    2 votes