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  1. Comment on Advocating for rich civilians in ~talk

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    Philanthropy is nothing more than a way for the wealthy to white wash their public images and hide their endless exploitation, and it seems to have worked well on you. The mere existence of a...

    Philanthropy is nothing more than a way for the wealthy to white wash their public images and hide their endless exploitation, and it seems to have worked well on you. The mere existence of a billionaire is immoral in my view, especially while tens of millions of people live in absolute squalor.

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  2. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of July 19 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Just searched our family text thread and was able to figure it out. One had Moderna, the other had Pfizer.

    Just searched our family text thread and was able to figure it out. One had Moderna, the other had Pfizer.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of July 19 in ~health.coronavirus

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    My brother-in-law and his partner tested positive yesterday when they got home from a short vacation. They are fully vaccinated and confirmed with an at-home test after noticing depressed sense of...

    My brother-in-law and his partner tested positive yesterday when they got home from a short vacation. They are fully vaccinated and confirmed with an at-home test after noticing depressed sense of smell/taste. Also experiencing some shortness of breath, cough, and mild fatigue. Since they used an at-home test, we don't know what strain of COVID they contracted, but they hope the fact that can still smell/taste at all is a sign the vaccine is mitigating the effects of the virus.

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  4. Comment on Despair, pitiful mortals: Space Jam: A New Legacy is the future of entertainment in ~movies

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    So they basically made a movie out of the 30 Rock concept of SeinfeldVision.

    So they basically made a movie out of the 30 Rock concept of SeinfeldVision.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Food in New Orleans? in ~food

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    Cane's is a guilty pleasure of mine, but I haven't been able to go in a couple years since moving away. I used to eat there a ton when I had a job traveling all over the state to different parish...

    Cane's is always good, too. It's not unique to the city (or even to Louisiana anymore if I'm not mistaken), but if you just want some decent fast food chicken to destroy your insides, you can't go wrong with a Box Combo, toast instead of slaw.

    Cane's is a guilty pleasure of mine, but I haven't been able to go in a couple years since moving away. I used to eat there a ton when I had a job traveling all over the state to different parish courthouses. You have to sub out the slaw for an extra piece of toast and order extra Cane's sauce too.

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  6. Comment on Food in New Orleans? in ~food

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    My brother used to live in New Orleans and my family is from LA, so I've been down there a lot. It's been a while though, so my recommendations could be outdated. I'll give the first 4 that come...

    My brother used to live in New Orleans and my family is from LA, so I've been down there a lot. It's been a while though, so my recommendations could be outdated. I'll give the first 4 that come to mind:

    • Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits - wine bar for dinner with live music in a big back courtyard
    • Atchafalaya Restaurant - brunch spot with live music (damn good bloodies)
    • The Ruby Slipper - more brunch and cocktails
    • Creole Creamery - ice cream for dessert
    • Muriel's - fine dining on Jackson Square

    I hope you enjoy! New Orleans is one of my favorite cities in the world.

    4 votes
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  8. Comment on Why are nobody talking about the Euros here? in ~sports

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    Who's your team? I've generally followed France in European competition since I speak French and studied there a couple different times (including during the 2006 WC run), but I found myself...

    Who's your team? I've generally followed France in European competition since I speak French and studied there a couple different times (including during the 2006 WC run), but I found myself cheering for Switzerland by the end! They were just so damn clinical in those key moments.

    I will always be a firm believer in simply getting that first goal back to mount a comeback and shift the momentum. United v Bayern, Liverpool v Milan, Barca v PSG, Roma v Barca, United v PSG in CL or Switzerland v France yesterday. There are many great comebacks that show how the mental side of this game is so critical (especially in combination with fatigue). A 2-goal deficit is really nothing, and some teams (like Croatia) are truly at their best under pressure. It's amazing to watch.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Why are nobody talking about the Euros here? in ~sports

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    Nobody is talking about the Euros here because Tildes isn't really populated with people who care much about sports. And as someone who is into sports, I go elsewhere for sports discussion since...

    Nobody is talking about the Euros here because Tildes isn't really populated with people who care much about sports. And as someone who is into sports, I go elsewhere for sports discussion since there's none here.

    Wasn't yesterday incredible though? I would say the 2018 WC was approximately this exciting (record number of games before a goalless draw), but no other WC/Euros from my lifetime comes close, even after accounting for my nostalgia. I had a hunch this tournament would be unusual when the Italians led us off and scored 3 in a Euros match for the first time in their history. That's not the Italy I grew up knowing my entire life!

    11 votes
  10. Comment on What's something you wish made a comeback? in ~talk

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    Not being connected to the internet and tech for the vast majority of my waking hours. Of course tech provides many modern luxuries, but it has become such a societal default that it's practically...

    Not being connected to the internet and tech for the vast majority of my waking hours. Of course tech provides many modern luxuries, but it has become such a societal default that it's practically a chore to carve out any time away from it, let alone an extended period of time.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on Built a satirical social network (ShlinkedIn)—would love to pick y'alls brains about social media and this project! in ~tech

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    One very small piece of UI feedback. I went to draft a post, and the little bottom-right-corner thingy that allows me to make a text box larger would only let me drag it down instead of both down...

    One very small piece of UI feedback. I went to draft a post, and the little bottom-right-corner thingy that allows me to make a text box larger would only let me drag it down instead of both down and to the right.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Built a satirical social network (ShlinkedIn)—would love to pick y'alls brains about social media and this project! in ~tech

  13. Comment on Reddit will shut down Reddit Gifts and Secret Santa at the end of 2021 in ~tech

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    I had no clue it was such a major operation within reddit. It's a great community event and I participated in multiple exchanges and charity drives years ago, but knowing the company dedicated...

    I had no clue it was such a major operation within reddit. It's a great community event and I participated in multiple exchanges and charity drives years ago, but knowing the company dedicated that level of resources to it is just shedding more light for me on the rudderless ship that is reddit. So many ideas, so many different directions, and the vast majority of those ideas were put to pasture. Some should have never gotten the time of day in the first place (like reddit notes and reddit made).

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Chick-fil-A’s profits are being used to push anti-trans state laws and kill the Equality Act in ~news

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    For fried chicken and pickles, they don't fry the pickles. Fried pickles on their own are a staple of southern cuisine though. Usually with ranch dipping sauce.

    For fried chicken and pickles, they don't fry the pickles. Fried pickles on their own are a staple of southern cuisine though. Usually with ranch dipping sauce.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on What's the cheapest food that makes you really happy? in ~talk

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    Piping hot, freshly fried corn dog with mustard for me.

    Piping hot, freshly fried corn dog with mustard for me.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Looking for a new high chair. What would you recommend? in ~life

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    Okay I think I've seen this before but didn't know it had a baby holster. Looks like a good option. Isn't it maddening though how baby things often need some kind of attachment that costs extra?...

    Okay I think I've seen this before but didn't know it had a baby holster. Looks like a good option. Isn't it maddening though how baby things often need some kind of attachment that costs extra? Same deal with the Ergo baby's "Infant Insert".

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  17. Looking for a new high chair. What would you recommend?

    The last time I posted on tildes, I got some really helpful suggestions on a mop for my floors. Now I'm looking for a new high chair for my daughter. She's nearly 6 months old, so we're about to...

    The last time I posted on tildes, I got some really helpful suggestions on a mop for my floors. Now I'm looking for a new high chair for my daughter. She's nearly 6 months old, so we're about to start her on solid foods but gave away our older son's high chair a while back when he started sitting in a regular chair (and because it was terrible).

    The main requirement is that it's easy to clean, but it also has to support a younger baby sitting in one for the first time. Our last high chair (Graco brand) almost seemed like it was designed to have as many difficult-to-reach crevices as possible where crumbs could get pulverized into.

    What do you think?

    6 votes
  18. Comment on Chick-fil-A’s profits are being used to push anti-trans state laws and kill the Equality Act in ~news

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    How is it weird? Vinegar complements spice pretty well. I feel like you're just going to lose people with this argument (even if it is off the cuff) since the last 60 years have proven fried...

    chicken and pickles are weird

    How is it weird? Vinegar complements spice pretty well. I feel like you're just going to lose people with this argument (even if it is off the cuff) since the last 60 years have proven fried chicken and pickles to be an extremely popular combination.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of April 26 in ~health.coronavirus

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    We've definitely plateaued on vaccinations in my county... at only 37%. Been stuck in that range for a couple weeks even though the county health department is practically begging people to come...

    We've definitely plateaued on vaccinations in my county... at only 37%. Been stuck in that range for a couple weeks even though the county health department is practically begging people to come get shots. I have no faith that we will ever reach herd immunity unless some kind of incentive program is implemented nationwide.

    6 votes
  20. Comment on Cryptocurrency is an abject disaster in ~tech

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    Postal banking would be awesome. When I lived in France, it was really useful to have banking and postal services in one place, and it would have such a positive impact on underserved communities.

    Postal banking would be awesome. When I lived in France, it was really useful to have banking and postal services in one place, and it would have such a positive impact on underserved communities.

    7 votes