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  1. Comment on Council bids to print McDonald’s customer car number plates on wrappers in ~enviro

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    Which suggests that it's not a problem of having enough trash receptacles, rather a problem of citizen education.

    Which suggests that it's not a problem of having enough trash receptacles, rather a problem of citizen education.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Council bids to print McDonald’s customer car number plates on wrappers in ~enviro

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    Tokyo doesn't have public trash cans except in certain places, and it's one of the cleanest cities ever.

    If we had proper networks of public wastebins so that people could dispose of their rubbish, there wouldn't be so much litter.

    Tokyo doesn't have public trash cans except in certain places, and it's one of the cleanest cities ever.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Reddit CEO Steve Huffman discusses how he wants every subreddit to be its own media company and he wants to see money being exchanged from users to users and users to subreddits in ~tech

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    At least he was truthful in this part of his response.

    And so we're gonna, gonna work our way there, and no doubt we'll have some missteps,

    At least he was truthful in this part of his response.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Apple’s iPhone 14 event: The nine biggest announcements in ~tech

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    I love my 12 mini. It just fits me. My only complaint is the battery life, but that's been true of every iPhone I've ever owned.

    I love my 12 mini. It just fits me. My only complaint is the battery life, but that's been true of every iPhone I've ever owned.

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  5. Comment on What are some of your favorite melodramas? in ~talk

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    Did you watch the most recent movie? Honestly, they could make a Downton movie about the most frivolous events, and it would still warm my heart. I will always enjoy the snapshots we get of that...

    Did you watch the most recent movie? Honestly, they could make a Downton movie about the most frivolous events, and it would still warm my heart. I will always enjoy the snapshots we get of that "historical fantasy" world. Both movies gave me that getting-the-band-back-together feeling unlike any other reboot/remake/sequel/what-have-you I've seen in recent years.

    I felt their pain and cheered for their happiness.

    My wife and I literally cheered Save Downton, save Downton at our TV at some point during the Mary/Matthew romance plot. And of course, the pain we felt shortly thereafter.

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  6. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of June 27 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I get it. I'm not immunocompromised either, but I didn't even bother rationalizing the lie to myself at this point 2.5 years into the pandemic.

    I get it. I'm not immunocompromised either, but I didn't even bother rationalizing the lie to myself at this point 2.5 years into the pandemic.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Reply All is officially dead. What to listen to now? in ~misc

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    I was just recommending Gregor to my co-worker last week. That's the episode that got me hooked.

    I was just recommending Gregor to my co-worker last week. That's the episode that got me hooked.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of June 27 in ~health.coronavirus

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    You can get one if you tell them you are immunocompromised. They don't ask beyond that question in my experience.

    You can get one if you tell them you are immunocompromised. They don't ask beyond that question in my experience.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion in ~news

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    Ignoring Bush Jr, a twice impeached, one-term president who lost the popular vote twice got 3 SCOTUS picks, and it will fuck us good for the next 50 years. But thank god we didn't have to deal...

    What is bullshit is the clear partisan lean of the supreme court, based largely on presidents who lost the popular vote.

    Ignoring Bush Jr, a twice impeached, one-term president who lost the popular vote twice got 3 SCOTUS picks, and it will fuck us good for the next 50 years. But thank god we didn't have to deal with that evil woman and her email server.

    11 votes
  10. Comment on Megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - May 2-3 in ~news

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    Out of curiosity, where do you have citizenship?

    Out of curiosity, where do you have citizenship?

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  11. Comment on Happy 4th Birthday, Tildes! in ~tildes

  12. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    A week ago, I posted in this thread about going to see my aunt who was very sick and my flight getting canceled. I was able to make it down there last Thursday and stayed until Sunday. She passed...

    A week ago, I posted in this thread about going to see my aunt who was very sick and my flight getting canceled. I was able to make it down there last Thursday and stayed until Sunday. She passed away a few hours after I got home yesterday and was not awake/lucid at all while I was there.

    I'm just thankful for the Facetime call I was able to have with her to say goodbye a couple weekends ago before her condition deteriorated, and I focused all my energy on being there for my uncle. She had been pretty sick the last 10 years and off-and-on sick most of her adult life, so I haven't felt much sadness or grief. Just a sense of relief that she's at peace and my uncle is unburdened.

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  13. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I was supposed to fly to see my aunt who is very sick with brain cancer, but my connecting flight was canceled before I got to security for my first flight because they didn't have enough flight...

    I was supposed to fly to see my aunt who is very sick with brain cancer, but my connecting flight was canceled before I got to security for my first flight because they didn't have enough flight crew. They switched me to a Saturday itinerary that would have resulted in me spending 9 hours there before having to fly home (since I had an early morning return flight on Sunday), so I ended up canceling the whole trip. Now I have to try to wrangle refunds out of American Airlines and Hilton and figure out when I can get down there. This was the last weekend I had free for the next month, and I'm busy at a new job I started a couple months ago.

    Just not sure what to do. It's a 9 hour drive each way so too far me for to consider that, but I'm worried about any future air travel falling through. I'm looking into direct flights from a major airport 2 hours away just to limit the number of things that can go wrong next time.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on I forgot how to have fun in ~talk

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    I really enjoy Wordle. We do it as a group activity at my work at the end of the day, but I enjoy doing it myself over the weekends too. It's just a fun little game and won't consume your whole...

    I really enjoy Wordle. We do it as a group activity at my work at the end of the day, but I enjoy doing it myself over the weekends too. It's just a fun little game and won't consume your whole day since it's only one word puzzle per day.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on What small purchase has vastly improved your life? in ~life

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    Same, and it's a magnet mount. Makes it easy to don and doff.

    Mine attaches to the AC grills

    Same, and it's a magnet mount. Makes it easy to don and doff.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Ryder Cup winner Thorbjørn Olesen wept in court and said he wants to focus on his golf after he was cleared of sexually assaulting a woman on a flight in ~sports

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    It was still his decision to take a drug from a dodgy website, and it was also his decision to drink a glass of champagne while on what he thought to be Ambien, a drug notorious for its effects...

    His barrister, Trevor Burke QC, ran the defence of automatism, telling jurors: “His conduct was not voluntary.”

    It was still his decision to take a drug from a dodgy website, and it was also his decision to drink a glass of champagne while on what he thought to be Ambien, a drug notorious for its effects when combined with alcohol.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of November 15 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I got the Moderna booster a week or so ago for that exact reason. Thanks to my sister-in-law who is a nurse practitioner for tipping me off to that info!

    I got the Moderna booster a week or so ago for that exact reason. Thanks to my sister-in-law who is a nurse practitioner for tipping me off to that info!

    4 votes
  18. Comment on My life without a smartphone is getting harder and harder in ~tech

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    I'm currently interviewing for a new job, and I met with the CPO of a company last week who had only a flip phone, no smart phone. Honestly felt a pang of jealousy over it. As someone with carpal...

    I'm currently interviewing for a new job, and I met with the CPO of a company last week who had only a flip phone, no smart phone. Honestly felt a pang of jealousy over it. As someone with carpal tunnel, I try to do as much as possible through desktop using my ergo peripherals instead of my phone, but it's unavoidable at times.

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  19. Comment on Automated vehicles will make our streets worse in ~tech

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    The people behind the wheel of self-driving cars today already trust computers to save them.

    Long story short, no, people are not just going to en masse blindly step out into traffic and trust computers to save them.

    The people behind the wheel of self-driving cars today already trust computers to save them.

    2 votes