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  1. Comment on Colter Wall - Big Iron in ~music

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    Ha, goes to show the depth of my country music knowledge. I had no clue it was even a cover, so I didn’t have anything to compare it to. But yea, I’ve liked everything I’ve heard from Colter Wall.

    Ha, goes to show the depth of my country music knowledge. I had no clue it was even a cover, so I didn’t have anything to compare it to. But yea, I’ve liked everything I’ve heard from Colter Wall.

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  2. Comment on Colter Wall - Big Iron in ~music

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    Colter Wall is a Canadian country musician from Saskatchewan, and I've always been drawn to the deep sound of his voice since learning about him a few years back. Motorcyle is another favorite...

    Colter Wall is a Canadian country musician from Saskatchewan, and I've always been drawn to the deep sound of his voice since learning about him a few years back. Motorcyle is another favorite track of mine.

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  3. Comment on Reddit announces "Predictions" - Allowing users to bet on the outcomes of polls with Coins (purchased with real money), where moderators are responsible for choosing which option wins in ~tech

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    I can't decide whether this is dumber than redditmade. They're both up there.

    I think this is legitimately the worst idea they've ever tried.

    I can't decide whether this is dumber than redditmade. They're both up there.

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  4. Comment on For those new to working-at-home since the pandemic began: What purchases/subscriptions have most improved your life? in ~life

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    I don't think you will regret it. I used to have an inflatable neck traction device, but it was a hassle to pump up and didn't get the same effect. This one is both easier to use and better at...

    I don't think you will regret it. I used to have an inflatable neck traction device, but it was a hassle to pump up and didn't get the same effect. This one is both easier to use and better at treating my neck pain.

    I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel and various RSIs a long time ago, so I've tried a lot of different physical/occupational therapy and related devices like this to manage the situation. If you have "tech neck", this multi-pronged approach has helped me:

    1. Head hammock daily
    2. Ice pack large enough to drape over my neck/shoulders in a pillow case daily
    3. Foam roller for targeted massage daily
    4. Various neck stretches like in this video (plus a whole bunch of other stretches and nerve glides) multiple times per day
    5. IcyHot patch if it's a specific problem area around the neck and upper back (like when I randomly sleep on my neck wrong or tweak it doing some mundane task)
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  5. Comment on For those new to working-at-home since the pandemic began: What purchases/subscriptions have most improved your life? in ~life

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    Exactly. I just use the door to my closet.

    Exactly. I just use the door to my closet.

  6. Comment on For those new to working-at-home since the pandemic began: What purchases/subscriptions have most improved your life? in ~life

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    It is very different and far better than a firm neck pillow. Feels like a weight is lifted. I do it for 5-10 mins once a day or more if my neck is acting up. I just attach to a door knob, close...

    It is very different and far better than a firm neck pillow. Feels like a weight is lifted. I do it for 5-10 mins once a day or more if my neck is acting up. I just attach to a door knob, close the door, and lie down.

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  7. Comment on For those new to working-at-home since the pandemic began: What purchases/subscriptions have most improved your life? in ~life

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    I got a head hammock, and I also regularly use my foam roller. Great for keeping the neck and back feeling good for a job in front of a screen all day.

    I got a head hammock, and I also regularly use my foam roller. Great for keeping the neck and back feeling good for a job in front of a screen all day.

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  8. Comment on Going Sohla: After leaving Bon Appétit, the chef now has her own show — where she’s paid fairly for her fantastic creations in ~food

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    Honestly, I didn't really know how sophisticated an operation BA was until all this unfolded, but I only first learned of it a year ago. I sorta assumed the magazine was the organization's primary...

    Honestly, I didn't really know how sophisticated an operation BA was until all this unfolded, but I only first learned of it a year ago. I sorta assumed the magazine was the organization's primary focus and Youtube was just secondary to that.

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  9. Comment on Going Sohla: After leaving Bon Appétit, the chef now has her own show — where she’s paid fairly for her fantastic creations in ~food

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    I can't say I'm an expert on the whole situation since I only followed BA peripherally through my wife's interest, but I generally agree with the sentiment in your comment. The test kitchen...

    I can't say I'm an expert on the whole situation since I only followed BA peripherally through my wife's interest, but I generally agree with the sentiment in your comment. The test kitchen chemistry was uniquely BA, and that fantasy is ruined.

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  10. Comment on Going Sohla: After leaving Bon Appétit, the chef now has her own show — where she’s paid fairly for her fantastic creations in ~food

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    Chris Morocco's first video back where he addressed the controversy made me cringe to watch. I just can't enjoy Bon Appetit the same way I did before.

    Chris Morocco's first video back where he addressed the controversy made me cringe to watch. I just can't enjoy Bon Appetit the same way I did before.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Apple introduces iPhone 12 in smaller size and 5G, and iPhone 12 Pro & Pro Max with LiDAR, larger screens, and more capable cameras in ~tech

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    The battery is an absolute mess on this thing. I’ve replaced the battery in it twice, and it got even worse somehow in iOS 14.

    The battery is an absolute mess on this thing. I’ve replaced the battery in it twice, and it got even worse somehow in iOS 14.

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  12. Comment on Apple introduces iPhone 12 in smaller size and 5G, and iPhone 12 Pro & Pro Max with LiDAR, larger screens, and more capable cameras in ~tech

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    Exactly. I own a lot of old Apple tech, and it generally holds up well. I even use my 3rd gen iPod classic from 2004 on occasion with the line in connection for my sonos. Looks beautiful lit up on...

    Exactly. I own a lot of old Apple tech, and it generally holds up well. I even use my 3rd gen iPod classic from 2004 on occasion with the line in connection for my sonos. Looks beautiful lit up on the dock. I also installed SSDs in 3 MBPs that are a decade old and still use them regularly.

    I don’t need the brand spankin newest iPhone, especially not every little release with how fragmented they’ve become. I got my current 6S+ new 3 years ago when I wasn’t ready to give up the aux jack but needed a new device.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Apple introduces iPhone 12 in smaller size and 5G, and iPhone 12 Pro & Pro Max with LiDAR, larger screens, and more capable cameras in ~tech

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    I have a 6S+ so am in the market. I think I'm going with the 12 Mini. Almost the exact same screen size I have now but for a lot less phone.

    I have a 6S+ so am in the market. I think I'm going with the 12 Mini. Almost the exact same screen size I have now but for a lot less phone.

    10 votes
  14. Comment on Elton John - Honky Cat in ~music

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    Funky New Orleans style music has been one of my most consistent interests, and although I'm not a massive Elton John fan, I revisit his music every once in a while when I find myself in a certain...

    Funky New Orleans style music has been one of my most consistent interests, and although I'm not a massive Elton John fan, I revisit his music every once in a while when I find myself in a certain mood. Usually when I'm in an Elton John mood though, I'm not looking for boogie woogie. This song is pretty unique relative to the rest of his catalog and is in the style of my favorites like Dr. John and Allen Toussaint.

  15. Comment on Trump will undergo televised medical evaluation on Friday night, Fox News announces in ~news

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    I read in another article that the evaluation will be done remotely rather than in person.

    I read in another article that the evaluation will be done remotely rather than in person.

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  16. Comment on FBI busts militia 'plot' to abduct Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in ~news

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    Looks like we just misunderstood each other per the other comment!

    Looks like we just misunderstood each other per the other comment!

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  17. Comment on FBI busts militia 'plot' to abduct Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in ~news

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    Ohhhhh I think we just misunderstood each other then. This makes sense.

    Ohhhhh I think we just misunderstood each other then. This makes sense.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on FBI busts militia 'plot' to abduct Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in ~news

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    Not hyperbole, and not just conservative-oriented sites. For the record, I'm not blaming BBC or any other outlet specifically here. I saw the headline worded without reference to "terror" in many...

    Not hyperbole, and not just conservative-oriented sites. For the record, I'm not blaming BBC or any other outlet specifically here. I saw the headline worded without reference to "terror" in many other places. I'll try to add some context though rather than just guessing based on memory.

    Let's start with the megathread from /r/politics yesterday. Out of 96 non-duplicate links, 3 mention "terror" at all. That seems very low to me as a regular, long-term consumer of news and current events. To compare, we could look at the wiki page for Islamist terrorist attacks - note that there's also a wiki page for right-wing terrorist attacks (so wikipedia is consistent with their labeling). In the underlying citations for Islamist terrorist attacks in the US (on the pages for those attacks), terror is used much more than 3 out of 96 would suggest (I clicked through all more recent US-based attacks), but that could be due to the fact that a terrorist attack linked on the wikipedia page for terrorist attacks is more likely to have citations that reference terror. Selection bias basically. I'm just trying to come up with something other than how it seems or how I feel.

    One other potential explanation I've thought about is that this particular plan was foiled in advance. So maybe there's an argument that it doesn't fit with the "terrorist attack" terminology as it was only a planned attack.

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