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  1. Comment on Joe Biden criticises US snack makers for ‘shrinkflation rip-off’ in ~food

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    I believe it is in the EU, but not in much of America.

    I believe it is in the EU, but not in much of America.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on ‘Money dysmorphia’ traps millennials and gen Zers – mixed signals about the economy have made it tough for some younger adults to know where they stand financially in ~finance

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    I agree that it's a shitty comparison to draw on Bloomberg's part, but dysmorphia is a real term and different than dysphoria. Dysmorphia would be the more applicable term here of the two.

    I agree that it's a shitty comparison to draw on Bloomberg's part, but dysmorphia is a real term and different than dysphoria. Dysmorphia would be the more applicable term here of the two.

    21 votes
  3. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    To Green Angel Tower has been on the back burner for me mostly since finishing the first half, been reading more on the literary side of things. Getting close to finished with Ulysses, although...

    To Green Angel Tower has been on the back burner for me mostly since finishing the first half, been reading more on the literary side of things.

    Getting close to finished with Ulysses, although it's my understanding that some of the last few chapters are the longest. I finished up the Oxen of the Sun section, and that was probably the most difficult so far, but like everything else in the book hugely rewarding.

    Also am about halfway through The Crying of Lot 49. Have wanted to read more Pynchon since I read Inherent Vice. While the made up songs are kind of hit or miss, I think every fake film or tv show Pynchon describes in his books are hilarious. His description of the man, boy, and dog submarine team horribly dying made me laugh out loud.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival Bi-Weekly Thread in ~games

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    There are addresses but there are definitely streets where the numbers increase in both directions so I wouldn't worry too much about getting the number right

    There are addresses but there are definitely streets where the numbers increase in both directions so I wouldn't worry too much about getting the number right

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Making emotional films: The enticing contradictions of Norman Jewison’s movies in ~movies

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    Glad to see Jesus Christ Superstar getting so much focus in this article. Carl Anderson as Judas is probably my favorite performance in any musical, and there's so much else to love about that...

    Glad to see Jesus Christ Superstar getting so much focus in this article. Carl Anderson as Judas is probably my favorite performance in any musical, and there's so much else to love about that movie. Would highly encourage anyone who hasn't seen it to check it out!

    3 votes
  6. Comment on EU seeks ‘consequences’ for Israel over opposition to Palestinian statehood in ~news

  7. Comment on US FDA recommends easing restrictions on marijuana (gifted link) in ~news

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    I don't know if all hemp is that way, but the stuff I've had has all been noticeably worse, and I think I would pass that test. If I had to explain why, I'd guess it's because THC weed has been...

    I don't know if all hemp is that way, but the stuff I've had has all been noticeably worse, and I think I would pass that test. If I had to explain why, I'd guess it's because THC weed has been selectively bred for years to produce stuff that will be appealing to sell, especially now that it's legal so many places and people have options. On the other hand, since hemp has been grown for other purposes, there hasn't been much reason to breed for flavor and scent.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on US FDA recommends easing restrictions on marijuana (gifted link) in ~news

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    Exactly the same as what? Even different strains of thc weed can vary pretty substantially in smell and taste. I've had some hemp that tasted much worse than any regular weed I've had. Didn't mind...

    Exactly the same as what? Even different strains of thc weed can vary pretty substantially in smell and taste. I've had some hemp that tasted much worse than any regular weed I've had. Didn't mind too much since I don't smoke for the flavor but worth keeping in mind.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Unpopular opinion: Capitalism is a better ideology than socialism or communism because greed is a more tolerable emotion than fear/envy in ~talk

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    The thing is that the examples you list, while they did disrupt the industries they replaced, did so by behaving just as badly as their predecessors did, and in many cases worse. Should this...

    The thing is that the examples you list, while they did disrupt the industries they replaced, did so by behaving just as badly as their predecessors did, and in many cases worse. Should this really be listed as one of the successes of capitalism?

    Edit: removed extra word

    5 votes
  10. Comment on My new apartment’s most aggravating feature (latch smart locks) in ~tech

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    I would imagine there is still a firefighter's key for the elevator

    I would imagine there is still a firefighter's key for the elevator

    13 votes
  11. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Edited to fix, it's just the one New Bloomsday Book. I would certainly recommend it. I've been surprised whenever I go to the bloomsday chapter of just how much I actually did pick up, but there's...

    Edited to fix, it's just the one New Bloomsday Book. I would certainly recommend it. I've been surprised whenever I go to the bloomsday chapter of just how much I actually did pick up, but there's still a ton of information there to help out, and if there's a part that is too obtuse to understand it provides a lot of clarity. If you haven't I'd also recommend reading Joyce's earlier works, I think having read through them ahead of time helped me quite a bit, especially Portrait.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Still working on Memory Sorrow and Thorn. Now starting the second half of To Green Angel Tower. Excited to see how it all concludes! Also have resumed my reading of Ulysses. I just finished...

    Still working on Memory Sorrow and Thorn. Now starting the second half of To Green Angel Tower. Excited to see how it all concludes!

    Also have resumed my reading of Ulysses. I just finished Laestrygonians. It's definitely a challenge, but I'm getting a lot more from it than I would have expected. Loved Dubliners and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, so glad this is working for me as well. I'm using the New Bloomsday book as a companion, reading the chapter in ulysses first and then the bloomsday chapter that cooresponds.

    Edit: Plural -> singular

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Lighthearted movie about someone finding a new direction? in ~movies

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    It does have it's sad and dark moments. Maybe not the best fit for OP's after all since I was more focused people finding new directions in life, but in the end I did find the film perhaps life...

    It does have it's sad and dark moments. Maybe not the best fit for OP's after all since I was more focused people finding new directions in life, but in the end I did find the film perhaps life affirming rather than heartwarming. I missed the word lighthearted completely in the OP though, which this film is not.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Lighthearted movie about someone finding a new direction? in ~movies

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    Maybe not lesser known, but Pig with Nicholas Cage fits this pretty well

    Maybe not lesser known, but Pig with Nicholas Cage fits this pretty well

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival Bi-Weekly Thread in ~games

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    I am accepting donations if you'd like to write anything! There's a chest in the lot you can leave them in

    I am accepting donations if you'd like to write anything! There's a chest in the lot you can leave them in

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival Bi-Weekly Thread in ~games

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    Love the look of your new base! I went ahead and claimed your house's lot to use for my coffee shop/book store, it will make a great spot!

    Love the look of your new base! I went ahead and claimed your house's lot to use for my coffee shop/book store, it will make a great spot!

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival Bi-Weekly Thread in ~games

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    Have not been on the server as much of late due to work, but am trying to play a bit more now. Have decided on my next project: the Therapia Used Books and Coffee Shop. Located in Tildestown on...

    Have not been on the server as much of late due to work, but am trying to play a bit more now. Have decided on my next project: the Therapia Used Books and Coffee Shop. Located in Tildestown on Therapia Lane, next to the chess board and catty corner from the giant bee. May still be a bit before I start construction, but in the meantime, if anyone wants to help I have a box for donations of books if anyone has any or wants to write any to put in the store.

    Edit: Location changed, going to put this at the lot where hamster's house was.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on Realized my screen is 144, not 60 hz in ~tech

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    LOTR is 24, it's the hobbit that was shot at 48. Although I think many parts of LOTR actually go lower than 24

    LOTR is 24, it's the hobbit that was shot at 48. Although I think many parts of LOTR actually go lower than 24

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Tildes Minecraft Survival Bi-Weekly Thread in ~games

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    Just started a new job so don't have the time or energy to play so much. Hopefully will be on some this weekend though.

    Just started a new job so don't have the time or energy to play so much. Hopefully will be on some this weekend though.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on We techies are responsible for "You'll own nothing, and you'll enjoy it." in ~talk

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    I didn't say there was no way to stop it, I just explained why these people do things like this. Although I generally think regulation is a more effective way of curtailing bad behavior by...

    I didn't say there was no way to stop it, I just explained why these people do things like this. Although I generally think regulation is a more effective way of curtailing bad behavior by companies, it's very difficult to change things just by changing our consumption habits. Still worth doing of course, if only for the benefits of getting DRM free media etc.

    6 votes