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  1. 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.

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  2. 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
  3. Comment on Yahoo Answers will shut down and delete its archives on May 4 in ~tech

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    Wasn’t Yahoo the birthplace of Ken M?

    Wasn’t Yahoo the birthplace of Ken M?

    8 votes
  4. Comment on The harmful ableist language you unknowingly use in ~life

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    It doesn’t fit in all contexts, but I’ve been using “wild” or “ridiculous” instead of dumb/stupid/crazy/insane. “Derp” is too juvenile for me. Just my $0.02.

    It doesn’t fit in all contexts, but I’ve been using “wild” or “ridiculous” instead of dumb/stupid/crazy/insane. “Derp” is too juvenile for me. Just my $0.02.

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  5. Comment on I'm moving between apartments soon. Do you have any advice or protips on the logistics of moving? in ~life

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    I had to go 2 weeks without internet when I moved to an apartment in 2012 because of Comcast shithousery. I was applying for jobs from my phone with a bluetooth keyboard connected to it (before...

    I had to go 2 weeks without internet when I moved to an apartment in 2012 because of Comcast shithousery. I was applying for jobs from my phone with a bluetooth keyboard connected to it (before tethering was ubiquitous) when I wasn't on my laptop at a starbucks. It was so miserable.

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  6. Comment on Joe Biden wants the country to heal from its political divisions. But many people say they aren’t ready to reconnect with their estranged friends and family members. in ~life

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    Especially tough when my job is tied to the US court system. I could also never leave the support system I have here. It's so much easier raising kids with grandparents to lean on as much as I...

    Especially tough when my job is tied to the US court system. I could also never leave the support system I have here. It's so much easier raising kids with grandparents to lean on as much as I would love to live in Europe and use my French/Spanish.

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  7. Comment on Amtrak responds to Biden's infrastructure plan, proposing >30 new routes, >20 route enhancements, and more in ~news

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    I'm also miffed about the lack of connection between Nashville and Memphis. Or something to get Memphis better connected to the rest of the southeast region, maybe through Birmingham.

    Sad to not see anything to Augusta, though maybe some lobbying to my local politicians might help.

    I'm also miffed about the lack of connection between Nashville and Memphis. Or something to get Memphis better connected to the rest of the southeast region, maybe through Birmingham.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of March 29 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I'm getting my 2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Thursday. Those of you with young children, what is your protocol for after you're vaccinated but your children aren't? Seems like we'll be waiting...

    I'm getting my 2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Thursday. Those of you with young children, what is your protocol for after you're vaccinated but your children aren't? Seems like we'll be waiting until Q1 2022 for that. The ability to spread COVID despite being vaccinated is weighing on me, especially since my sister is determined to host a wedding of 50-100 people in July that was postponed from last year.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on We selected 10,000 American neighborhoods at random. If we dropped you into one of them, could you guess how most people there voted? in ~misc

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    I got 14 out of 20. The really tricky ones were wealthy suburban neighborhoods. I missed several in Mass, NY, and California that went for Biden.

    I got 14 out of 20. The really tricky ones were wealthy suburban neighborhoods. I missed several in Mass, NY, and California that went for Biden.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on So ... The Expanse in ~tv

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    The Expanse has a deus ex machina problem, but I still enjoy it because I don’t really get my expectations too high. I wish they had explored more of the worlds through the rings in season 5 like...

    The Expanse has a deus ex machina problem, but I still enjoy it because I don’t really get my expectations too high. I wish they had explored more of the worlds through the rings in season 5 like they did in 4. That world-building was fascinating to me. I’ll try not to say too much more since not everyone here is caught up.

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  11. Comment on I like that the boat is stuck in ~life

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    In terms of recent news, I noticed there was quite a bit of agreement around the GameStop situation too.

    In terms of recent news, I noticed there was quite a bit of agreement around the GameStop situation too.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on "Why is this subreddit private?" or why some large subreddits are protesting the censorship of discussions about a reddit admin's ties to pedophilia. in ~tech

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    Speaking of AMAs, you actually have to doxx yourself to become a mod of /r/IAMA, so there's more vetting than most subs. I was there for a little while in 2016.

    The only time I've asked for and seen PII is for AMAs. For the AMAs I'm involved with, however, these people are already publicly known: politicians, officials, and journalists. It's verification rather than background check.

    Speaking of AMAs, you actually have to doxx yourself to become a mod of /r/IAMA, so there's more vetting than most subs. I was there for a little while in 2016.

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  13. Comment on Letter of recommendation: Bicycling at night in ~life

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    I use blinking headlight and tail light and definitely recommend. I got them after I was driving and saw a cyclist using them years ago. They worked well on me as a driver!

    I use blinking headlight and tail light and definitely recommend. I got them after I was driving and saw a cyclist using them years ago. They worked well on me as a driver!

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Went to my in-laws' house for our normal Sunday dinner. It was the last time I'll ever go to that house. They've lived there for almost 40 years through raising 3 kids, but they're selling it to...

    Went to my in-laws' house for our normal Sunday dinner. It was the last time I'll ever go to that house. They've lived there for almost 40 years through raising 3 kids, but they're selling it to downsize and move closer to the city center since they're near retirement. It's hard to believe because I first went there 15 years ago. A lot of memories made there, and the scenery is beautiful since it's on a creek on top of a mountain that runs to a nearby waterfall. I will miss it a lot, but the drive will be much shorter to their new place (10 v 30 mins)

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  15. I need a good mop for my floors at home. What would you recommend?

    I got a cheap mop at the grocery store last year thinking that would be enough, but it broke like a month ago and always left smudges all over my floors anyway. I never really liked it. It was one...

    I got a cheap mop at the grocery store last year thinking that would be enough, but it broke like a month ago and always left smudges all over my floors anyway. I never really liked it. It was one of those fixed sponges with a handle to squeeze it out rather than one that looks like Medusa.

    I have wood laminate floors throughout my house, not true wood floors. Unfortunately, they're dark brown and show a ton of crumbs and smudges, so I'm looking for something sorta in the buy-it-for-life category. I.e. willing to shell out a little more if it makes a difference. I've had a vacuum for a year that has been good for all the crumbs (Miele), and I really love it.

    Also what soap should I be using for best results?

    Thanks, all!

    12 votes
  16. Comment on What's something that was ahead of its time? in ~talk

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    My wife’s family had 2x 240s and one was a wagon. It was the car she drove when we first started dating. His name was Simon.

    My wife’s family had 2x 240s and one was a wagon. It was the car she drove when we first started dating. His name was Simon.

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  17. Comment on 2-person boardgames? in ~talk

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    Never played online, but Stratego was always our family's favorite 2-player game. My brother and I used to play it constantly.

    Never played online, but Stratego was always our family's favorite 2-player game. My brother and I used to play it constantly.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Soul superhero: The massive life and tragic death of King Curtis in ~music

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    Hey, thanks for the link! @arghdos would like this too. Hope y'all are well!

    Hey, thanks for the link! @arghdos would like this too. Hope y'all are well!

    2 votes
  19. Comment on What kinds of content are you hoping to see on Tildes? in ~tildes

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    Yes, I can easily filter content on a site with a lot of it. I can’t easily create new (and decent quality) content on a site that doesn’t already have it. I don’t want to hit critical mass, but...

    Yes, I can easily filter content on a site with a lot of it. I can’t easily create new (and decent quality) content on a site that doesn’t already have it. I don’t want to hit critical mass, but more activity generally would be welcome.

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  20. Comment on Keith Gill (Roaring Kitty/DFV)'s opening statement to Congress regarding GameStop in ~finance

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    I'm not that knowledgeable about GameStop, but I think the implication is a pivot away from their failing brick-and-mortar business model. I do know that the founder of Chewy took a large stake...

    I don't understand this. GameStop's been circling the drain for years and with the rise of digital downloads and the PS5 having a diskless version, I don't see things improving for them. 10-15 years from now I'd be surprised if physical media is common/preferred enough to warrant a store dedicated to selling games. To their credit they've tried to diversify with their purchase of ThinkGeek, Kongregate (browser gaming), and Impulse (PC gaming) over the years, but none of it has seemed to be enough.

    I'm not that knowledgeable about GameStop, but I think the implication is a pivot away from their failing brick-and-mortar business model. I do know that the founder of Chewy took a large stake and board seat last year, which renewed investor confidence in the company. No clue whether that'll work out long-term, but there's at least some legitimate reason (even if it's an outside chance) for GameStop share price rising on the prospect that they could turn it around.

    10 votes