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  1. Comment on Can astrology make sense of cryptocurrency? Maren Altman and a million TikTok followers think so. in ~finance

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    This is a perfect example of how trying to stay "neutral" in journalism only legitimizes fringe beliefs and conspiratorial thinking. By framing astrology as something that is debatable, by staking...

    This is a perfect example of how trying to stay "neutral" in journalism only legitimizes fringe beliefs and conspiratorial thinking. By framing astrology as something that is debatable, by staking a neutral stance, the Washington Post is giving Altman and other grifters legitimacy that they do not deserve. I expect these types of news outlets to uncritically promote crypto and other financial scams, but it's another thing entirely to promote pseudoscience and astrology.

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  2. Comment on What's the most expensive food you splurge on to make you happy? in ~talk

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    It was! I'm so sad it's gone. I have found a small ice cream shop that still serves their stuff, but it's a pretty long drive to get there, so I can't have it too often.

    It was! I'm so sad it's gone. I have found a small ice cream shop that still serves their stuff, but it's a pretty long drive to get there, so I can't have it too often.

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  3. Comment on What's the most expensive food you splurge on to make you happy? in ~talk

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    Absolutely the same for me. Unfortunately, my favorite ice cream brand closed because of the pandemic, and I haven't found a good replacement yet.

    Absolutely the same for me. Unfortunately, my favorite ice cream brand closed because of the pandemic, and I haven't found a good replacement yet.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Sonic Central - Upcoming projects, partnerships, and events to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's 30th anniversary in ~games

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    I'm really excited for the classics collection they mentioned. It looks like they're using all the Christian Whitehead ports, which until now have only been available on mobile. Super hyped to see...

    I'm really excited for the classics collection they mentioned. It looks like they're using all the Christian Whitehead ports, which until now have only been available on mobile. Super hyped to see them finally coming to PC.

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  5. Comment on Armed doesn't mean dangerous: Black gun owners are often portrayed negatively. One photographer set out to change that. in ~arts

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    Yes, especially if you're nonwhite. Recent history has shown again and again that cops with guns are incredibly dangerous to everyone around them.

    Is a cop with a holstered gun dangerous?

    Yes, especially if you're nonwhite. Recent history has shown again and again that cops with guns are incredibly dangerous to everyone around them.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Discord has halted talks with Microsoft and other potential acquirers, is resuming interest in a future IPO in ~tech

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    Wait, so you want Discord to sell your data to advertisers?

    Wait, so you want Discord to sell your data to advertisers?

    4 votes
  7. Comment on What's a question you want to ask, but you're worried about how it might come across? in ~talk

  8. Comment on What's a question you want to ask, but you're worried about how it might come across? in ~talk

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    Thank you for your answers! I like that there are specific words for all those sexualities, but I also definitely understand the need for more simple words for those things. Thanks for the...

    Thank you for your answers! I like that there are specific words for all those sexualities, but I also definitely understand the need for more simple words for those things. Thanks for the information!

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  9. Comment on What's a question you want to ask, but you're worried about how it might come across? in ~talk

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    +1 on this question. I've always wondered about this, but I never found the right place to ask the question. I have had similar thoughts about both being socially constructed. The only reasons I...

    +1 on this question. I've always wondered about this, but I never found the right place to ask the question. I have had similar thoughts about both being socially constructed. The only reasons I could think of would be because transracial people could be seen as appropriating minority identities, but that's the exact same rhetoric TERFs use against trans women. I then thought that it might be because there's no dysphoria related to one's racial identity, but applying that same logic to transgender people sounds exactly like transmedicalism.

    10 votes
  10. Comment on What's a question you want to ask, but you're worried about how it might come across? in ~talk

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    I'm so glad we're doing another one of these. After the last one, I've been keeping a running list of questions to ask at the next one. Let me know if I should separate them into separate...

    I'm so glad we're doing another one of these. After the last one, I've been keeping a running list of questions to ask at the next one. Let me know if I should separate them into separate comments.

    For LGBTQ+ folks, what are your personal thoughts on the term "queer"?

    If a nonbinary person is exclusively attracted to men or exclusively attracted to women, is there a word for that sexuality?

    If I, a man, am attracted to women and nonbinary people, but not men, is there a word for that sexuality?

    10 votes
  11. Comment on How do you choose a desktop wallpaper? in ~tech

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    I usually find my wallpapers on various art-related subreddits. I've been really into vaporwave recently, so I've gotten a lot of wallpapers from those subreddits. I use wallpaper engine to put...

    I usually find my wallpapers on various art-related subreddits. I've been really into vaporwave recently, so I've gotten a lot of wallpapers from those subreddits. I use wallpaper engine to put them on my various monitors, even if they aren't animated.

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  12. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I just got into Deep Rock Galactic with some friends. We tried it out during the free weekend, and within an hour we all knew that we wanted to buy it. It's super fun, and I've just run away with...

    I just got into Deep Rock Galactic with some friends. We tried it out during the free weekend, and within an hour we all knew that we wanted to buy it. It's super fun, and I've just run away with it. My friends and I have only been able to play a few times, but I've poured hours and hours into the game on my own. It's such a cool game with tons of depth, and is really the first game in years I've really wanted to play nonstop for days. The sheer amount of content is amazing, and the fact that levels are procedurally generated gives the game endless replayability. And the community is just great. When I've been playing with randoms, everyone has been super supportive and fun to play with. I highly suggest it if you're looking for a CO-OP PvE experience.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Your fellow citizen, the oppressor in ~life

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    I agree that people don't take class into account as much as they should, but I find it weird that the article attacked intersectionality when that's the exact type of thinking that could help...

    I agree that people don't take class into account as much as they should, but I find it weird that the article attacked intersectionality when that's the exact type of thinking that could help explain how race and class compound on each other.

    9 votes
  14. Comment on Where would you live if you had no ties to where you are now? in ~talk

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    My main barrier (other than money and family ties, of course) is language. I'd want to live in a place where English is still the primary language, and that really limits the few places I could...

    My main barrier (other than money and family ties, of course) is language. I'd want to live in a place where English is still the primary language, and that really limits the few places I could live. I've thought about the UK before, but since Brexit, I'm not so sure that's a good idea.

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  15. Comment on Which TV series are most important/meaningful to you? Why? in ~tv

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    I agree that a lot of what Discovery and Picard have shown is somewhat depressing, but Lower Decks is just as optimistic as 90's Trek was! And season 3 of Discovery shows a broken Federation in...

    I agree that a lot of what Discovery and Picard have shown is somewhat depressing, but Lower Decks is just as optimistic as 90's Trek was! And season 3 of Discovery shows a broken Federation in the far future, but the goal is to save and improve it! I really think that the time jump was good for Discovery, because now they can show whatever negativity they want to within the context of fixing and changing it. Definitely watch Lower Decks at the very least!

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  16. Comment on Which TV series are most important/meaningful to you? Why? in ~tv

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    Star Trek is undoubtedly the most influential piece of media to me in my entire life. It's helped me through some difficult mental health crises, and continues to help me live through the...

    Star Trek is undoubtedly the most influential piece of media to me in my entire life. It's helped me through some difficult mental health crises, and continues to help me live through the nightmare that is modern capitalism. Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future gives me something to hope for and to dream for, and helps me believe that a better society is possible. The show's humanist "humans are fundamentally good" perspective is something that I have really latched on to as of late, and it colors how I think about others and myself. I find myself to be less judgemental of others, more aware of societal factors that cause people to be the way that they are.

    Star Trek is just such a shining beacon of hope in our current world, and the fact that it allows me to believe in a better future is something that no other show gives me. It's a future that I want to live in, a future I want to help make reality. It's so great to see such a mainstream show promote Leftist ideas from a positive light; not reimagining the pains and horrors of capitalism, but rather, showing how wondrous collectivism can be, and what heights humanity can reach. A vision of the future where everyone is accepted for their differences, and no one is left behind.

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  17. Comment on Which TV series are most important/meaningful to you? Why? in ~tv

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    Psych is absolutely amazing, and I think that Shawn and Gus's relationship is the primary reason for that. It's just so refreshing to see their relationship throughout the series.

    Psych is absolutely amazing, and I think that Shawn and Gus's relationship is the primary reason for that. It's just so refreshing to see their relationship throughout the series.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Nintendo Direct - February 17, 2021 in ~games

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    I did not expect Splatoon 3 at all, and I can't wait! Super hyped for it.

    I did not expect Splatoon 3 at all, and I can't wait! Super hyped for it.

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  19. Comment on Bring back the nervous breakdown in ~life

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    Well it is a sick day in a sense, it's just that the person isn't physically sick, but mentally sick.

    Well it is a sick day in a sense, it's just that the person isn't physically sick, but mentally sick.

    7 votes
  20. Comment on Comfort food Nintendo YouTubers? in ~games

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    I second Arlo. His Breath of the Wild review is one of the best reviews of all time.

    I second Arlo. His Breath of the Wild review is one of the best reviews of all time.

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