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  1. Comment on Joe Biden's path to US re-election has all but vanished (gifted link) in ~misc

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    A lot of people on reddit definitely seem to be in the "ignore Biden" crowd from what I've seen. Never seen such denial in my life

    A lot of people on reddit definitely seem to be in the "ignore Biden" crowd from what I've seen. Never seen such denial in my life

  2. Comment on Joe Biden's path to US re-election has all but vanished (gifted link) in ~misc

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    A 1% lead with the reality of Biden's declining mental state only now finally starting to settle in with liberal media providers is pretty bad. That's way less than even Hillary had in 2016, and...

    A 1% lead with the reality of Biden's declining mental state only now finally starting to settle in with liberal media providers is pretty bad. That's way less than even Hillary had in 2016, and she had the backing of literally every liberal media channel out there.

    And it's only gotten worse for Biden recently, just last night he introduced Zelensky as "President Putin" and Kamala as "Vice President Trump."

    Things are very bleak for left leaning voters who's only rallying cry is "vote blue no matter who" which is not exactly a reassuring sentiment.

    I think the DNC would do us all a huge favor and get someone under the age of 70 to take Biden's place so we have an actually attractive candidate to vote for, and not just "Not Trump"

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  3. Comment on Spotify is no longer just a streaming app, it’s a social network in ~tech

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    My scrobbles! My beautiful scrobbles!

    My scrobbles! My beautiful scrobbles!

    20 votes
  4. Comment on Spotify is no longer just a streaming app, it’s a social network in ~tech

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    I think Myspace is still kicking around, is it still a music based social media?

    I think Myspace is still kicking around, is it still a music based social media?

    7 votes
  5. Comment on Doctors try a controversial technique to reduce the transplant organ shortage in ~health

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    I'm not anything even close to a doctor, but it's my understanding that pretty much all you need for at least a short period of some level of consciousness is oxygenated blood going through your...

    I'm not anything even close to a doctor, but it's my understanding that pretty much all you need for at least a short period of some level of consciousness is oxygenated blood going through your brain.

    I imagine it's deeply unethical to bring back someone's brain after dying, if they were even remotely lucid it would be a horrifying experience.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on ‘We’re living in a nightmare:’ Inside the health crisis of a Texas bitcoin town in ~tech

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    I never would have imagined a Bitcoin mine of all things would have some of the same environmental concerns as an actual industrial facility. There's something deeply ironic about that... I would...

    I never would have imagined a Bitcoin mine of all things would have some of the same environmental concerns as an actual industrial facility. There's something deeply ironic about that... I would have thought there would be a more efficient way to cool huge data centers like that other than just thousands of computer fans. It's wild that it's loud enough to cause a whole community stress.

    20 votes
  7. Comment on Google’s greenhouse gas emissions jump 48% in five years in ~enviro

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    Ok then I guess my next question would be... What are people using them for to be productive? Outside of AI art and weird memes, I haven't seen much of a practical use case for AI so far. Other...

    Ok then I guess my next question would be... What are people using them for to be productive? Outside of AI art and weird memes, I haven't seen much of a practical use case for AI so far. Other than for helping programmers which seems to be an actual useful tool.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Google’s greenhouse gas emissions jump 48% in five years in ~enviro

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    Does AI actually make any money yet? Other than stock prices going to the moon because of potential revenue, what actual revenue is being generated by these insane energy usage bumps?

    Does AI actually make any money yet? Other than stock prices going to the moon because of potential revenue, what actual revenue is being generated by these insane energy usage bumps?

    16 votes
  9. Comment on In Wyoming, TerraPower moves ahead with nuclear project aimed at revolutionizing power generation in ~enviro

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    The only real reason clean energy is a politically contentious topic is because of lobbyists and the fact that many rural (and conservative) voters have deep cultural or economic ties to the...

    The only real reason clean energy is a politically contentious topic is because of lobbyists and the fact that many rural (and conservative) voters have deep cultural or economic ties to the fossil fuel industry (see the coal miners of West Virginia)

    If clean energy can offer safer, better paying jobs to the same people we will hopefully see the political barriers for clean energy slowly get broken down as a new generation ages into power.

    11 votes
  10. Comment on Berkshire was too cheap, then too pricey in ~finance

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    This may be a thing on some exchanges, but they should allow you to do a range of prices, like between .5% in either direction, just to deal with the issue you're talking about.

    This may be a thing on some exchanges, but they should allow you to do a range of prices, like between .5% in either direction, just to deal with the issue you're talking about.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Berkshire was too cheap, then too pricey in ~finance

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    I learned my lesson on market orders the hard way. Paid a full 6% higher on a buy than intended, then sold for a full 3% lower than I intended. Market orders for me from now on.

    I learned my lesson on market orders the hard way. Paid a full 6% higher on a buy than intended, then sold for a full 3% lower than I intended. Market orders for me from now on.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Steam - Game Recording Beta - A new built-in system for creating and sharing your gameplay footage in ~games

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    If this is as light weight as shadow play and easy to run, its going to be a slam dunk!

    If this is as light weight as shadow play and easy to run, its going to be a slam dunk!

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Help me understand AC diagnosis, please? in ~life.home_improvement

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    Assuming your system is working as intended, try to keep your home at a lower temperature at night to get ahead of the day's heat. If your home is well insulated, starting at a lower temperature...

    Assuming your system is working as intended, try to keep your home at a lower temperature at night to get ahead of the day's heat. If your home is well insulated, starting at a lower temperature will make keeping it at a low temperature much easier.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Why not ban left turns on busy streets? in ~transport

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    Two of the worst car accidents I've ever been in were the result of making an unprotected left turn on a busy street. I avoid them at all costs now.

    Two of the worst car accidents I've ever been in were the result of making an unprotected left turn on a busy street. I avoid them at all costs now.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Paul Mescal can pull off short-shorts, but can ordinary men? in ~life.style

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    Didn't even realize I was subscribed to it, it showed up on my feed automatically

    Didn't even realize I was subscribed to it, it showed up on my feed automatically

  16. Comment on Paul Mescal can pull off short-shorts, but can ordinary men? in ~life.style

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    Fashion obsessed people seem like the most miserable people on the planet.

    Fashion obsessed people seem like the most miserable people on the planet.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on What gaming genre could use a renaming? in ~games

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    I've also heard "Garlic-likes" for that genre which is kinda funny

    I've also heard "Garlic-likes" for that genre which is kinda funny

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Why tackling accent bias matters at work in ~humanities.languages

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    My southern accent only comes out when talking to other southerners. It's not wise to have a distinct southern accent when working in tech, especially a company based in California.

    My southern accent only comes out when talking to other southerners. It's not wise to have a distinct southern accent when working in tech, especially a company based in California.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on Why tackling accent bias matters at work in ~humanities.languages

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    The retirees from New York think all the locals here in NC are idiots. I was visiting some in-laws (retirees from New York) in a 55+ community and legitimately heard some old bat by the pool say...

    The retirees from New York think all the locals here in NC are idiots. I was visiting some in-laws (retirees from New York) in a 55+ community and legitimately heard some old bat by the pool say "the country bumpkins around here are so charming, you can really tell that they are trying hard when you talk to them"

    I wanted to firebomb their golf carts.

    10 votes
  20. Comment on Why we should buff more than nerf in ~games

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    League literally has all of those except denying? Am I missing something? Backdooring isn't common, but its not exactly rare, creep skipping is viable on several champions like Singed, creep...

    since League of Legends has none of them

    League literally has all of those except denying? Am I missing something?

    Backdooring isn't common, but its not exactly rare, creep skipping is viable on several champions like Singed, creep pulling happens all the time to keep waves from crashing on the tower, and jungling... is jungling. Its in every single game

    2 votes