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  1. Comment on Suggest me an anime - just finished Dr. Stone in ~anime

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    Copy/paste/rephrase from my previous comment: Neon Genesis Evangelion Excellent animation, insane fight scenes, awesome mechas and a quality english dub. There's no hand-holding, or overly...

    Copy/paste/rephrase from my previous comment:

    Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Excellent animation, insane fight scenes, awesome mechas and a quality english dub. There's no hand-holding, or overly expository introduction; you're thrown into an organic world and watch a story that's already well in motion. Plots, subplots and sub-subplots allow for multiple viewings, encourage light reading of synopses, and don't treat the viewer like an imbecile. Every time I start a new anime, I'm hoping it will topple Evangelion, but they all fall short. The last two episodes are pure introspection, so be sure to watch the alternate ending - movie 'End of Evangelion'.

    Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
    The animation and fighting are top quality and the satire of mechas is refreshing. What blows me away about Gurren Lagann is the exponential growth of the characters, powers, plot, stakes etc. It never stays at one level for long before rising to new heights.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on High Court rules Aboriginal people cannot be deported for criminal convictions, cannot be 'alien' to Australia in ~news

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    It won't be long before the blood quotum for a legally recognised indigenous Australian is raised until there are none (legally) left. The insidious genocide continues.

    It raises complicated questions about who is and who is not an Aboriginal person

    It won't be long before the blood quotum for a legally recognised indigenous Australian is raised until there are none (legally) left.

    The insidious genocide continues.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Is death always tragic? in ~talk

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    Life is the real tragedy. If we all had quality, fulfilling and fair lives then our death would simply be closure to a life well lived.

    Life is the real tragedy.

    If we all had quality, fulfilling and fair lives then our death would simply be closure to a life well lived.

    10 votes
  4. Comment on What's your screenshotting tool of choice, and why? in ~comp

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    Snagit. Lets me select an area of the screen to copy. Then in the editor I can quickly cut out segments, add highlighted areas, shapes, etc. which I regularly need for work. It keeps all of the...

    Snagit.

    Lets me select an area of the screen to copy. Then in the editor I can quickly cut out segments, add highlighted areas, shapes, etc. which I regularly need for work. It keeps all of the screenshots for future reference as well.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Scott Morrison stands by Liberal ad promoting government's bushfire response in ~news

  6. Comment on Scott Morrison stands by Liberal ad promoting government's bushfire response in ~news

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    Worse in a way, is that this has highlighted that he's unable to even pretend to act. Even Abbott donned firefighting gear to get in amongst the firies in a moment of pure opportunism. Morrison...

    Suddenly, he's required to take action. But he just doesn't have it in him.

    Worse in a way, is that this has highlighted that he's unable to even pretend to act.

    Even Abbott donned firefighting gear to get in amongst the firies in a moment of pure opportunism. Morrison couldn't even manage that.

    How disconnected from reality is this person, that he doesn't understand why fire-torn country towns weren't tripping over themselves to relish in a glorious handshake from the almighty prime minister descended from the safety of waterfront Kirribilli?

    1 vote
  7. Comment on How can I converse with my 4-year-old nephew/godson who lives in another continent? in ~talk

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    Are there any age-appropriate shows for your nephew that you enjoy watching? Watch together while talking to the episode on Skype. This keeps the "conversation" from getting quiet and takes some...

    Are there any age-appropriate shows for your nephew that you enjoy watching?

    Watch together while talking to the episode on Skype. This keeps the "conversation" from getting quiet and takes some pressure off from needing to think of topics off the top of your head. Ask lots of questions about the episode, characters, or even just animals/items in the background etc.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on What keyboard shortcut was a game changer for you? in ~tech

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    Technically not a keyboard shortcut, but using Middle Mouse Button (MMB) on links to open a new tab. Also MMB on tabs to close them save sniping the little 'x'. Also also, highlighting text and...

    Technically not a keyboard shortcut, but using Middle Mouse Button (MMB) on links to open a new tab.

    Also MMB on tabs to close them save sniping the little 'x'.

    Also also, highlighting text and dragging it to the tab bar will create a new tab with a search for that text.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Moving out tips in ~life

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    I would recommend an exit plan if you are moving in with a friend as well. Living together puts strain on any relationship. And this will also reveal more about your friends than you may want to...

    Find a roommate if possible to share the rent, but only move in with them if you can trust them. A friend you've known for a long time if possible.

    Moving in with a girlfriend/boyfriend: Have an exit plan if the relationship goes to shit. This needs to be agreed upon by both parties ahead of time. If this is not a talk you're ready to have, this is not a step in your relationship you're ready to take.

    I would recommend an exit plan if you are moving in with a friend as well. Living together puts strain on any relationship. And this will also reveal more about your friends than you may want to know, or change the dynamic or quality of the relationship.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Moving out tips in ~life

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    If you do this, please have everything packed beforehand. Too many times I have gone to help someone move, and they haven't made any progress, expecting everyone also to help pack all their shit...

    Invite all of your friends to help the physical move, offer them free food and beer. Let them know there's no pressure to come and you're just reaching out to make it a bit easier. Even if they can only help you in the city you're currently in, it helps a lot.

    If you do this, please have everything packed beforehand.

    Too many times I have gone to help someone move, and they haven't made any progress, expecting everyone also to help pack all their shit away.

    Take pictures of everything in the apartment when you move in and again when you move out. All floors, windows, doors, walls, appliances, kitchen, etc.

    This is critical. Scan the walls for any nails or holes from nails. Be extremely pedantic with your photos (even if it's not something that actually bothers you). If anything at all (door handles, stovetop knobs etc.) has even minor damage, take a photo.

    The photos should be sent to the landlord/real estate agent as you are moving in as a record in case there are disputes when you leave.

    • Also, report everything that requires maintenance, even if it's something that doesn't bother you. You can add a caveat that you are only informing, not requesting it to be specifically fixed, if that helps. When you move out, if items are damage from regular wear and tear, but never reported, they can claim that it was your fault and keep your bond.

    • Any correspondence with the landlord/real estate agent with a promised action, needs to be in writing or be summarised in writing (i.e. just send a follow-up email after a discussion). You will not have a leg to stand on if you can't prove anything was reported, promised or taking months to resolve.

    Overall you most likely won't run into these issues, but these are simple steps you can take which will not impact a good landlord, but will protect you from a bad landlord.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on More People Need To Talk About Having Fewer Children in ~life

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    I was speaking to the cycle of poverty itself, it was not a personal judgement of any individual trapped inside. The cycle perpetuates itself generationally, with one or more children only...

    I was speaking to the cycle of poverty itself, it was not a personal judgement of any individual trapped inside.

    The cycle perpetuates itself generationally, with one or more children only exacerbating the issue. I was not referring to genetics at all.

    As someone who has spent most of their life under the poverty line, I absolutely understand the traps of this cycle.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on More People Need To Talk About Having Fewer Children in ~life

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    One way or another, the population will eventually drop drastically.

    actual population control in any organized way is a pipe dream

    One way or another, the population will eventually drop drastically.

  13. Comment on More People Need To Talk About Having Fewer Children in ~life

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    In no way have I stated this

    Nope. You're still just implying that poverty is a personal failure of impulse control rather than a simple lack of resources.

    In no way have I stated this

    2 votes
  14. Comment on More People Need To Talk About Having Fewer Children in ~life

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    These can be both impacted by lifestyle, culture, socioeconomic status etc. This was a key component of what I was alluding to. The cycle of poverty lends itself to unplanned pregnancies and the...

    Basically any data you care to look at shows pretty unambiguously that total fertility correlates with access to birth control and female literacy.

    These can be both impacted by lifestyle, culture, socioeconomic status etc.

    It's literally just poverty.

    This was a key component of what I was alluding to. The cycle of poverty lends itself to unplanned pregnancies and the perpetuation of poverty through generations.

    The idea that problems of poverty and access to resources are actually problems of "lesser" people just not being as genetically good as rich/advantaged people is rooted in racist, social-darwinist bullshit.

    I have no idea where you read this.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on More People Need To Talk About Having Fewer Children in ~life

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    What does a 'pretty good life' consist of? We're also not about to suddenly denounce capitalism, embrace egalitarianism, and produce silver bullet agricultural technologies. How are any of the...

    probably because we literally can feed and shelter and give a pretty good life to everybody who currently lives on the planet and possibly even the next few billion who will come onto it

    What does a 'pretty good life' consist of?

    now, would less people make it more likely that such things don't occur? probably, but we're not about to suddenly revert to having one billion people

    We're also not about to suddenly denounce capitalism, embrace egalitarianism, and produce silver bullet agricultural technologies.

    maybe we shouldn't waste time entertaining the notion that "population control" of any kind is some sort of solution when it's vastly more likely we'll hit the carrying capacity of earth on our own before any serious population control measure gets off the ground

    How are any of the solutions you have proposed different in this regard? We shouldn't 'waste time' with any of it then.

    instead work to manufacture a world where there is less inequality, less consumerism, more green technology, and more sustainability.

    Why can't we do this, while also tackling overpopulation? Especially considering it multiplies the impact of every other issue?

    1 vote
  16. Comment on More People Need To Talk About Having Fewer Children in ~life

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    Population greatly magnifies the impact of every one of the issues you have listed, how does this not scream 'top priority' as an underlying root issue? How long can the planet handle the strain...

    Population greatly magnifies the impact of every one of the issues you have listed, how does this not scream 'top priority' as an underlying root issue?

    How long can the planet handle the strain of overpopulation while we wait for every other fix? The human population has exploded in an alarmingly exponential manner over the past 100 years. Relatively speaking on a planetary-resource scale, this is minuscule timeframe. Soil fertility decrease leading to nutrient-poor foods, microplastic buildup affecting the food we eat etc. These issues and more that we may not be aware of will take time to fully present themselves. We can't afford to assume the planet can "probably" take some more strain.

    Dismantling consumerism and capitalism in favour of sustainability and egalitarianism is a just and noble cause, but this is even less likely to be achieved than population control. Only those who benefit from it have the power to enact change, and it's obviously not in their best interest to do so.

    I would also argue that half the population (at least) is already living in a hellish landscape - they just don't have a voice. All the more reason for us to lead by example.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on More People Need To Talk About Having Fewer Children in ~life

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    But how can external powers become involved if they don't first establish internal population guidelines?

    if anything, if people don't make significant efforts to ease africa into the process, it's actually probably going to be what pushes us over the climate cliff

    But how can external powers become involved if they don't first establish internal population guidelines?

  18. Comment on More People Need To Talk About Having Fewer Children in ~life

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    But is this change likely to occur to any significant degree before we reach a crisis point, in which the current powers would be involved?

    it's also very likely that the gap in both of those things will, as africa develops and explodes in population, evaporate mostly or completely.

    But is this change likely to occur to any significant degree before we reach a crisis point, in which the current powers would be involved?

  19. Comment on Jeffrey Epstein on suicide watch after accused sex trafficker is found injured in New York jail in ~news

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    Agreed. Solitary won't protect you from the guards though. But in either situation death would be preferable.

    Agreed.

    Solitary won't protect you from the guards though. But in either situation death would be preferable.

  20. Comment on More People Need To Talk About Having Fewer Children in ~life

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    Consider the disparity of ecological impact of Africa vs USA / UK. Then also the power of each country to urge worldwide change if so desired.

    Consider the disparity of ecological impact of Africa vs USA / UK. Then also the power of each country to urge worldwide change if so desired.

    1 vote