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  1. Comment on What can we do to support voter turnout in the US elections this fall? in ~misc

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    And check it often. Make sure the people in your personal network do the same. I check about once a month because I've lived in a state that purges people regularly. Thankfully my current state...

    And check it often. Make sure the people in your personal network do the same. I check about once a month because I've lived in a state that purges people regularly. Thankfully my current state has a surprisingly democratic process for how red it is.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Why can’t we just hold classes outdoors instead? in ~life

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    I like the idea despite the obstacles of weather and lack of real estate (in super urban areas), but what do you do about bathrooms?

    I like the idea despite the obstacles of weather and lack of real estate (in super urban areas), but what do you do about bathrooms?

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of July 6 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I hope that other universities implement measures this stringent (and go 100% online), but I don't expect it and doubt they have the resources for it like Harvard does. If I were starting at...

    I hope that other universities implement measures this stringent (and go 100% online), but I don't expect it and doubt they have the resources for it like Harvard does. If I were starting at Harvard this fall though, I'd feel comfortable with those measures, and I would definitely prefer being there over home. And I like my parents! Even with classes entirely online, you're at least getting to make new friends and be around other people going through the same difficult process together. That said, I don't agree with charging the same amount of tuition because the experience has changed, and so has the value of that experience. There is no doubt about it.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Kanye West declares he will run for US president in 2020 in ~news

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    All Elon Musk and Kanye West want to do is troll people, make themselves richer, and pursue billionaire fever dreams. They do not give a fuck, and I could not care less about what they think or...

    All Elon Musk and Kanye West want to do is troll people, make themselves richer, and pursue billionaire fever dreams. They do not give a fuck, and I could not care less about what they think or say. Given that most of the registration deadlines have passed and Kanye has already released a new single, I have to assume this is a PR stunt for an upcoming album.

    31 votes
  5. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I've been messing with day trading the last few months. Penny stocks are the most fun.

    I've been messing with day trading the last few months. Penny stocks are the most fun.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on John Krasinski's 'Some Good News' sells to ViacomCBS following massive bidding war in ~news

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    The article says he will remain as en executive producer btw.

    The article says he will remain as en executive producer btw.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Biden is planning an FDR-size Presidency in ~misc

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    Defeatism is part of our political culture, and it's very hard to overcome. I'm guilty of it, especially before formally joining the Democratic Party in 2015/2016. Many are used to disappointment,...

    Defeatism is part of our political culture, and it's very hard to overcome. I'm guilty of it, especially before formally joining the Democratic Party in 2015/2016. Many are used to disappointment, so they keep expectations as low as possible. I eventually came to the realization that we have to dream big to get people excited and motivated for a lifetime of political activism even if the legislative reality is incremental and slow. The fight won't be won by the time we die, but the alternative is defeatism from the sidelines.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I watched a couple old soccer matches that FIFA posted to their Youtube channel to encourage people to stay home. 1966 World Cup final between England and West Germany then a 1990 World Cup RO16...

    I watched a couple old soccer matches that FIFA posted to their Youtube channel to encourage people to stay home. 1966 World Cup final between England and West Germany then a 1990 World Cup RO16 game between West Germany and the Netherlands. Actually, I think I downloaded the 1966 game separately, but the other is from FIFA's channel.

    So wild that the Queen was there in 1966 to present the trophy to England along with the in-exile Prince Edward. And that West Germany remained a thing into the 90s. I think that was Germany's last tournament before the name change.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Reddit introduces new "Start Chatting" feature across many subreddits, AskHistorians goes dark for 1 hour in protest to broken promises in ~tech

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    Take off your disillusioned moderator spectacles and think of the average user. The vast majority of users don’t care about any of this and have no negative feelings toward reddit. There is no...

    Take off your disillusioned moderator spectacles and think of the average user. The vast majority of users don’t care about any of this and have no negative feelings toward reddit. There is no decision the admins could make short of removing the ability to post and comment that would, for example, drive the sports subreddits away. No centralized hub for sports and team-specific discussion exists outside of reddit, and those subreddits (like /r/soccer and /r/NBA) are some of the most trafficked on the site.

    The average user cares more about being where the activity is, not being on the most well designed site. Reddit will never die for this reason.

    9 votes
  10. Comment on Reddit introduces new "Start Chatting" feature across many subreddits, AskHistorians goes dark for 1 hour in protest to broken promises in ~tech

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    We have been saying this for years though, and nothing changes. Reddit isn't going anywhere maybe ever.

    I'm forced to agree and I think it'll greatly accelerate the death spiral reddit's been dealing with.

    We have been saying this for years though, and nothing changes. Reddit isn't going anywhere maybe ever.

    10 votes
  11. Comment on Happy 2nd birthday, Tildes! in ~tildes

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    Donor here too, but I can't remember if I used Patreon since it was just one payment like 2 years ago. Made an account on day 3. There's my street cred. ETA: It was Stripe, not Patreon.

    Donor here too, but I can't remember if I used Patreon since it was just one payment like 2 years ago. Made an account on day 3. There's my street cred.

    ETA: It was Stripe, not Patreon.

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

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    My friend works at a distillery and has Fridays off, so we rode bicycles around town then drank some beers on my porch from 6 feet apart on Friday afternoon. It was nice to socialize.

    My friend works at a distillery and has Fridays off, so we rode bicycles around town then drank some beers on my porch from 6 feet apart on Friday afternoon. It was nice to socialize.

    7 votes
  13. Comment on iPhone SE (2020) review - The Verge in ~tech

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    I look forward to your text message bubbles turning blue.

    I look forward to your text message bubbles turning blue.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on iPhone SE (2020) review - The Verge in ~tech

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    What phone did you upgrade from? Just curious.

    What phone did you upgrade from? Just curious.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on What's your go-to "comfort food" movie? in ~movies

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    Robin Hood: Men in Tights. A Mel Brooks classic.

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights. A Mel Brooks classic.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 16 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Yea I'm going to make a habit out of it. Thankfully had a dental appointment like the week before this all started though.

    Yea I'm going to make a habit out of it. Thankfully had a dental appointment like the week before this all started though.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 16 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I know I'm finally going crazy from the coronavirus. I flossed today.

    I know I'm finally going crazy from the coronavirus. I flossed today.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on iPhone SE: A powerful new smartphone in a popular design in ~tech

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    I see. The confusion first started for me with the release of 8 and X around the same time, skipping 9 for the 10-year anniversary, then switching from XS nomenclature to XR and throwing Max in...

    I see. The confusion first started for me with the release of 8 and X around the same time, skipping 9 for the 10-year anniversary, then switching from XS nomenclature to XR and throwing Max in there too.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on iPhone SE: A powerful new smartphone in a popular design in ~tech

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    There’s a pro line? I always thought it was plus. Now I’m confused.

    There’s a pro line? I always thought it was plus. Now I’m confused.