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  1. Comment on Are Liberal Arts Colleges Doomed? The cautionary tale of Hampshire College and the broken business model of American higher education in ~humanities

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    Besides class size, personal attention? Closer knit alumni network, possibly? (Depends on the school obviously) Also a lot of them push students to graduate in four years. Found this also, which...

    Besides class size, personal attention? Closer knit alumni network, possibly? (Depends on the school obviously) Also a lot of them push students to graduate in four years.

    Found this also, which is interesting.
    https://www.collegeraptor.com/college-rankings/details/EndowmentPerStudent

  2. Comment on Are Liberal Arts Colleges Doomed? The cautionary tale of Hampshire College and the broken business model of American higher education in ~humanities

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    Low end Liberal Arts Colleges are on deaths door. By low-end I mean Universities with small endowments and resources. Which often cause a downward spiral that is hard to stop without outside...

    Low end Liberal Arts Colleges are on deaths door. By low-end I mean Universities with small endowments and resources. Which often cause a downward spiral that is hard to stop without outside assistance.

    High-end Liberal Arts colleges are doing amazing, and have a very vibrant future and I would push anyone to consider them before a larger State University because of class size, personal attention, and general overall education diversity.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on OpenAI Plays Hide and Seek…and Breaks The Game! in ~comp

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    I love 2 Minute Papers, he does such a good job of summing up papers that I as a lay person would have trouble following and does it with such enthusiasm.

    I love 2 Minute Papers, he does such a good job of summing up papers that I as a lay person would have trouble following and does it with such enthusiasm.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Can anyone help me with home security systems? in ~tech

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    woah, that is so cool, I had not heard of these!

    Roost has "smart batteries"

    woah, that is so cool, I had not heard of these!

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Can anyone help me with home security systems? in ~tech

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    You are right everything I hear from home security/monitoring is pretty much FUD. Look into your own personal threat model, everyone's is different. Figure out what you, want to protect, do your...

    You are right everything I hear from home security/monitoring is pretty much FUD. Look into your own personal threat model, everyone's is different. Figure out what you, want to protect, do your own research and then go looking for services/products that fill that void. Going to the consumer security market will just get you minimum wage workers talking from a call-sheet on what metrics corp is pushing that month.

    But if your above is pretty accurate, you can get almost everything you need by just getting a Smart Fire Alarm. The small amount of research says that the Nest Smart Protect is the best out their. You can always add a home security camera system, and buy a protected by ADP sign for your front yard. That will get you 90% of the way there.

    8 votes
  6. Comment on TechCrunch published Snap's earnings almost 10 minutes before they were released in ~finance

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    Wait is this common? How often do journalist get Earning Reports before they are publicly released? I thought most of the stories published after earnings are made using things like automated...

    Wait is this common? How often do journalist get Earning Reports before they are publicly released? I thought most of the stories published after earnings are made using things like automated journalism, also known as algorithmic journalism

    2 votes
  7. Comment on President Trump wrote Turkish President Erdogan a letter warning him not to be "a tough guy" or "a fool" as his forces launched their attack on northern Syria in ~news

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    He is everything I thought he would be and more

    He is everything I thought he would be and more

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Democratic Debate #4 - October 15 2019 in ~news

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    And now they won't talk about Yang during spin CNN

    And now they won't talk about Yang during spin CNN

  9. Comment on Democratic Debate #4 - October 15 2019 in ~news

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    Why do I cringe Everytime Biden talk's.

    Why do I cringe Everytime Biden talk's.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Chinese-British citizen posts detailed explanation of reasoning behind Chinese views on Hong Kong/China/Blizzard situation in ~games

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    Interesting, at least it wasn't that overt. First it feels like this was written by a couple of people, because some parts are written with a very western tone, while others feel like poor...

    Interesting, at least it wasn't that overt.

    First it feels like this was written by a couple of people, because some parts are written with a very western tone, while others feel like poor translations. The use of the "need I say more" feels like a colloquialism that cannot be easily translated to English, there seems to be a lot of weight give to that phrase. It is used multiple times always with ominous undertones and an implied power threats.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on What would you want in a Digital Card Game? in ~games

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    I found that what I like most about card games is the deck building, strategy and some fun RNG. The whole collectible part I dislike because mostly it is pay to win. I have found that Dominion...

    I found that what I like most about card games is the deck building, strategy and some fun RNG. The whole collectible part I dislike because mostly it is pay to win.

    I have found that Dominion card game is fun, because you build your deck as you play the game. It doesn't have a great RNG components so I that is a little disappointing. But overall its a good time with a couple of expansions.

    Dota: Underlords Has the same kind of deck building aspect, but a greater RNG component with each round allowing you to draw/buy from 5 characters/cards. Their is an auto-chess element thrown in, but mostly it is about deck building and upgrading your characters by collecting 3 of a kinds to make an upgrade.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Blizzard's Folly in ~games

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    This move by Blizzard was designed to send a message. You react with swift and severe action and show everyone how bad "non compliance" can actually be in regards to a policy. After the fact you...

    This move by Blizzard was designed to send a message.

    You react with swift and severe action and show everyone how bad "non compliance" can actually be in regards to a policy.

    After the fact you can walk back any of your actions. But your point has been made to those you wish to control. They know how bad it can be if they disobey. They will fall in line.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Белое злато - Beyond the quiet river in ~music

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    Make sure you turn on the Subtitles, so get a translation, I missed that when i first started listening to it.

    Make sure you turn on the Subtitles, so get a translation, I missed that when i first started listening to it.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Chinese-British citizen posts detailed explanation of reasoning behind Chinese views on Hong Kong/China/Blizzard situation in ~games

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    Wait is this a literal threat of violence about Winnie-the-Pooh references

    Wait is this a literal threat of violence about Winnie-the-Pooh references

    I think making fun of Blizzard and China’s Pooh can be fun, but I think this advocacy can be “cheap”, we have very little to lose, but if people get really misled politically, many could die (need I say more).

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Chinese-British citizen posts detailed explanation of reasoning behind Chinese views on Hong Kong/China/Blizzard situation in ~games

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    I point that out, because the Chinese government is using that talking point, that they want independence, as wedge against the protestors and mainland Chinese population. Chinese government are...

    I point that out, because the Chinese government is using that talking point, that they want independence, as wedge against the protestors and mainland Chinese population. Chinese government are not recognizing the Five Demands and painting over it with a very wide brush

    I also agree that a people have a right to determine their own future

    7 votes
  16. Comment on Chinese-British citizen posts detailed explanation of reasoning behind Chinese views on Hong Kong/China/Blizzard situation in ~games

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    I agree to much of your post, but this is where you lost me a little. This hard line about independence has never been a point of the protest and bringing it up muddies the water it almost appears...

    I agree to much of your post, but this is where you lost me a little.

    I was surprised as hell to see one of the replies from a resident saying they don't want independence, but that's exactly my point: it's their damn choice. Not China's, not Britains, but Hong Kong's. And yes, I very much apply the same logic to Scotland, Catalonia, and wherever else anyone might care to mention. The fact that the loss of territory might hurt the country I live in doesn't negate the fact that it's their right to choose. I see that as perhaps the highest test of morality: for a person to advocate for others' rights even when they might be exercised to their detriment.

    This hard line about independence has never been a point of the protest and bringing it up muddies the water it almost appears you are putting 'words in their mouths'. I think t is important to push for what they are actually demanding: Five Demands .

    7 votes
  17. Comment on Chinese-British citizen posts detailed explanation of reasoning behind Chinese views on Hong Kong/China/Blizzard situation in ~games

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    Isn't this the propaganda that the Chinese government has been pushing from the beginning? Framing it as HK wants to break away from China. When it has never been one of the Five Demands of the...

    Isn't this the propaganda that the Chinese government has been pushing from the beginning? Framing it as HK wants to break away from China. When it has never been one of the Five Demands of the protestors. I'm not sure the the whole cede analogy works.

    It is also interesting that some of the framing from the Western media seems to be highlighting Free HK and never dig into what that actually means.

    10 votes
  18. Comment on If We Have to Choose Between Compromise and Genocide, We Will Choose Our People (Op-ed by commander-in-chief of the Kurds) in ~news

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    What is really intriguing is the speed at which this agreement came to be between the SDF and Assad.

    What is really intriguing is the speed at which this agreement came to be between the SDF and Assad.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Macabre Video of Fake Trump Shooting Media and Critics Is Shown at His Resort in ~news

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    This type of repurposing a popular video clip with your own 'in group'/'out group' context has been happening on the internet since 2005. I personally find this one of the milder content that...

    This type of repurposing a popular video clip with your own 'in group'/'out group' context has been happening on the internet since 2005. I personally find this one of the milder content that the_donald and their ilk produce. It is too cartoonish to be taken seriously

    I would much rather be talking about Turkey/Syria. The treaties that Trump has withdrawn the US from. The Ukraine coverup. I don't get why time and attention is being wasted on it.

    7 votes
  20. Comment on 12 Hours. 4 Syrian Hospitals Bombed. One Culprit: Russia. in ~news

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    The deterioration of US Hegemony continues, the power vacuums on the edges quickly filled, and as we enter a brave new era.

    The deterioration of US Hegemony continues, the power vacuums on the edges quickly filled, and as we enter a brave new era.

    6 votes