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  1. Comment on Information-based content and Tildes in ~tildes

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    No, you're right, it's very casual here. We've always imagined that this place might see some growth but so far it's really just a general-interest hangout site with one mod. Hang out and maybe...

    No, you're right, it's very casual here. We've always imagined that this place might see some growth but so far it's really just a general-interest hangout site with one mod. Hang out and maybe you'll see we've got a pretty good community standard.

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  2. Comment on Insane after coronavirus? in ~books

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    Terrifying!!! By far the most harrowing and personally affecting account of the disease that I have read so far. Delirium and feverish delusion are among my worst fears.

    Terrifying!!! By far the most harrowing and personally affecting account of the disease that I have read so far. Delirium and feverish delusion are among my worst fears.

  3. Comment on Nick Land's Fanged Noumena in ~books

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    I don't believe in layers of sarcasm above two! Above that threshold the alternating layers of "yes I do mean" with "nah I don't mean" cease to represent an affect on the utterance and become...

    I don't believe in layers of sarcasm above two! Above that threshold the alternating layers of "yes I do mean" with "nah I don't mean" cease to represent an affect on the utterance and become illformed digressions... Sarcasms are the hiccup effect of wobbling in place, leave them aside when you look for arts

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  4. Comment on Nick Land's Fanged Noumena in ~books

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    Do you have any ideas to present out of this text? No context links to modernist compendia are the rabblerouser's excuse du jour. Surely you have an opinion to share, out with it

    Do you have any ideas to present out of this text? No context links to modernist compendia are the rabblerouser's excuse du jour. Surely you have an opinion to share, out with it

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  5. Comment on Nick Land's Fanged Noumena in ~books

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    This is... a link... to purchase... at full price? I would have thought that those who tote this text can think of better ways to evangelize. Isn't this some reactionist twittery? Feh!

    This is... a link... to purchase... at full price? I would have thought that those who tote this text can think of better ways to evangelize. Isn't this some reactionist twittery? Feh!

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  6. Comment on Full employment in ~tech

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    This is a very hypothetical consciousness you are trying to empathize with! I take it you are also concerned for the animals whose dominion coincides ours, and for the people who bear the burden...

    This is a very hypothetical consciousness you are trying to empathize with! I take it you are also concerned for the animals whose dominion coincides ours, and for the people who bear the burden of technologies that already exist! "General ai" my word! Computers are as dumb as they always were, I tell you

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  7. Comment on Do Americans understand how badly they’re doing? in ~health.coronavirus

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    Yes, definitely do not give yourself the responsibility to individually check mask compliance. You won't change any minds and you won't feel better afterward either!

    Yes, definitely do not give yourself the responsibility to individually check mask compliance. You won't change any minds and you won't feel better afterward either!

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  8. Comment on War of words as Nigerian English recognised by Oxford English Dictionary in ~humanities

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    I'm not sure what is the war of words but these seem like worthwhile additions to that large dictionary.

    I'm not sure what is the war of words but these seem like worthwhile additions to that large dictionary.

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  9. Comment on Walmart to host pop-up Drive-in theatres at Supercenter locations across America in ~movies

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    Wait, are you saying you'd skip a drive-in movie on account of the lot you'd have to park in? Don't turn up your nose! This sounds like a very good idea.

    Wait, are you saying you'd skip a drive-in movie on account of the lot you'd have to park in? Don't turn up your nose! This sounds like a very good idea.

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  10. Comment on AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019 in ~news

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    No, you had mentioned that... I think my hangup is just that I've lost sensitivity. I don't mean to deny what you're saying, but I also don't know where you get the energy to feel incited against...

    No, you had mentioned that... I think my hangup is just that I've lost sensitivity. I don't mean to deny what you're saying, but I also don't know where you get the energy to feel incited against this as measurably worse than what has come so far. Even as the tragedies deepen I struggle to recognize the condition of his willful disregard as any more severe than I already did; we're off the charts, degrees stopped making sense a while ago. I am not sure how to compare the dangers of failing to maintain confidence in our military force with the threat of encroaching russian tyranny, and I'm exhausted by the question. Do you think this changes minds? Is that what we're hoping for?

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  11. Comment on AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019 in ~news

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    Oh gosh, I'm sorry, this is a very long answer for the timestamp it was posted to, I really hope you didn't waste very much of your night writing it -- but I knew all this stuff, most of us know...

    Oh gosh, I'm sorry, this is a very long answer for the timestamp it was posted to, I really hope you didn't waste very much of your night writing it -- but I knew all this stuff, most of us know this stuff. I should have formed my question more specifically... Outrage and bafflement are such common reactions that it feels baked in. The targeted killing of american soldiers does not seem like an audacious offensive, it's the typical outcome for the grinding of axes between banally evil governments. That we default to demanding retaliation (even against apparent enemies) is also broadly distressing. Maybe my question should have been, is there any aspect of this story which seems to be gaining traction that distinguishes it from any other hateful trump era nonsense?

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  12. Comment on AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019 in ~news

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    Hey, would any of you be able to describe why this is a big deal? Antagonism from and toward Russia seems pretty common, and I would expect military skullduggery to be a part of that... Are there...

    Hey, would any of you be able to describe why this is a big deal? Antagonism from and toward Russia seems pretty common, and I would expect military skullduggery to be a part of that... Are there particular deaths which will be reconsidered as a result of these revelations? I don't know what is expected of a president when his nation's enemies act like enemies. I assume this is par for the course; I assume we reciprocate. Is it just that the president was told and didn't make it a priority to publicize and address? It doesn't seem like a big deal when Trump continues to appear illiterate and insensitive to the things he is said to have been told...

  13. Comment on [WARNING - transphobia] Gender critical has been banned - here are some links I’ve collected in ~test

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    !!! What prompted you to post all this here? Did gendercritical not find a new home elsewhere? This is like a one man band giving a private living room performance...

    !!! What prompted you to post all this here? Did gendercritical not find a new home elsewhere? This is like a one man band giving a private living room performance...

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  14. Comment on The Republican choice: How the GOP chose to spend five decades making itself the white voter's party in ~misc

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    Clare Malone has gestured further in this direction over time, I think her reporting has a pretty different tone than many of the other voices on this site. This is an extremely broad narrative...

    Clare Malone has gestured further in this direction over time, I think her reporting has a pretty different tone than many of the other voices on this site. This is an extremely broad narrative...

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  15. Comment on Petition to rename Columbus, Ohio, 'Flavortown' to honor native resident Guy Fieri attracts thousands of signatures in ~food

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    I would visit Flavortown, I will not go to any place called Columbus.

    I would visit Flavortown, I will not go to any place called Columbus.

    9 votes
  16. Comment on Nutritional yeast: savory, “cheesy,” and not just for vegans in ~food

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    I put it on popcorn with butter and salt!! Also another popcorn recipe is butter + truffle oil + citric acid. Sometimes we'll eat it plain but there's no question, popcorn is better when dressed.

    I put it on popcorn with butter and salt!! Also another popcorn recipe is butter + truffle oil + citric acid. Sometimes we'll eat it plain but there's no question, popcorn is better when dressed.

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  17. Comment on Flirting for morons in ~life

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    I'll let you know how I feel if any waitstaff ever gives me their number unsolicited. I'm guessing I won't feel too pressured, in that circumstance. The other way around seems socially...

    I'll let you know how I feel if any waitstaff ever gives me their number unsolicited. I'm guessing I won't feel too pressured, in that circumstance. The other way around seems socially difficult... Anyway, what do you mean, you defend office dating?

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  18. Comment on I don’t care if baseball ever comes back. The game has been boring for years in ~sports

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    Man, that was the best. The Reno Aces are a good little team on a silly little field, seats and drinks are cheap and crowds come and go so you can get the kind of crowd you want. Premium baseball...

    Man, that was the best. The Reno Aces are a good little team on a silly little field, seats and drinks are cheap and crowds come and go so you can get the kind of crowd you want. Premium baseball vibe experience

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  19. Comment on The American press is destroying itself in ~news

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    I am not especially enlightened by the anecdote about how one of the good journalists was nearly but not actually fired, nor am I impressed that those who criticized him have said that what he...

    I am not especially enlightened by the anecdote about how one of the good journalists was nearly but not actually fired, nor am I impressed that those who criticized him have said that what he said was actually okay. It is technically reporting, and it supports the theme that talented public investigation work sounds scarily precarious, but otherwise this is definitely editorial:

    Even people who try to keep up with protest goals find themselves denounced the moment they fail to submit to some new tenet of ever-evolving doctrine, via a surprisingly consistent stream of retorts: fuck you, shut up, send money, do better, check yourself, I’m tired and racist.

    Here is a description of someone who is not protesting but "keeping up with protest goals," which they view not as the cry of a society which cannot bear its conditions in silence, but as an agenda of contingent demands which can be observed remotely or participated with through insulated repetition -- which gosh darnit, they just never seem to get it right for all their careful effort. It's insensitive, to say the least.

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  20. Comment on The American press is destroying itself in ~news

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    This is indeed sober, but I am unsympathetic. Prostration to the masses is obviously functionally compulsory for journalists as it has been for decades to anyone who cannot isolate their influence...

    This is indeed sober, but I am unsympathetic. Prostration to the masses is obviously functionally compulsory for journalists as it has been for decades to anyone who cannot isolate their influence through wealth or other means. It is a problem of large readerships and massive platforms; actions which wield outsized influence can be punished by mobs for little to no reason. Insurrections interior to newsrooms seems of a piece with this trend. That editors cannot function under pervasive (digital) scrutiny seems like a change worth chronicling, but I am not interested in the professional difficulties experienced by those who would hope to contend against such overwhelming force; those efforts are sentimental and wasteful. It is troubling that I cannot quite discern between the scrutiny of the mob and the presumably more even-keeled and thoughtful work of honest editorships, and of course I am worried by anti-intellectual campaigning, but this essay amounts to a lame, vain complaint.