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  1. Comment on Scott Alexander has deleted his Slate Star Codex blog due to the New York Times planning to reveal his real name in an article in ~misc

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    I do wonder if there is a good reason behind this, some scandal or something where it's necessary. Which wouldn't be a surprise given everything I've seen of Scott Alexander he's come off as a...

    I do wonder if there is a good reason behind this, some scandal or something where it's necessary.

    Which wouldn't be a surprise given everything I've seen of Scott Alexander he's come off as a prick, although I admittedly don't follow the guy much.

    Edit: Looking into him further has only solidified to me how terrible he is. For example, his entry here; https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Scott_Alexander

    14 votes
  2. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~health.coronavirus

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    There comes a point when someone posting this sort of thing is just acting as a mouthpiece. Particularly without posting a disclaimer.

    There comes a point when someone posting this sort of thing is just acting as a mouthpiece. Particularly without posting a disclaimer.

    8 votes
  3. Comment on 'Bernie bros' and the debate about how to deal with the "dirtbag left" explained in ~misc

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    Yeah, I'm referring to specific leftwing spaces that constantly vilify her. I've literally been leaving left-wing spaces over being sick of constantly ridiculous misinformation. And I'm a Sanders...

    Yeah, I'm referring to specific leftwing spaces that constantly vilify her. I've literally been leaving left-wing spaces over being sick of constantly ridiculous misinformation.

    And I'm a Sanders supporter who thinks there is stuff to be critical about on both Sanders and Warren.

  4. Comment on 'Bernie bros' and the debate about how to deal with the "dirtbag left" explained in ~misc

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    I wish I could believe that still, but on places like reddit's /r/breadtube it's almost nothing but hate for the woman. Honestly, I've pulled away from left-wing spaces due to the bernie bro shit,...

    I wish I could believe that still, but on places like reddit's /r/breadtube it's almost nothing but hate for the woman.

    Honestly, I've pulled away from left-wing spaces due to the bernie bro shit, and I was a Sanders supporter in both 2016 and 2020 (with Warren as second).

    Edit: Grammar

    7 votes
  5. Comment on After Super Tuesday, Joe Biden is a clear favorite to win the nomination in ~news

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    ....no, they don't require 2/3 vote from the Senate. Did you miss the entire circus that happened last time we had one appointed? This whole post is a hot mess, but thinking another four years of...

    ....no, they don't require 2/3 vote from the Senate. Did you miss the entire circus that happened last time we had one appointed?

    This whole post is a hot mess, but thinking another four years of Trump are going to be good for anyone is ridiculous.

    Hell, Biden is probably going to die/retire in his first term anyway, and his VP is going to have to be more progressive to unite the party.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    The fact that her clothes are actually worse in the anime compared to the manga (she's basically wearing panties in the manga and a thong in the anime) really made sure I'd never buy this series...

    The fact that her clothes are actually worse in the anime compared to the manga (she's basically wearing panties in the manga and a thong in the anime) really made sure I'd never buy this series despite generally enjoying it outside of that.

    The fanservice from other characters is also really ridiculous, but at least none of them are kids as well.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Seventh Democratic Debate Live Stream (Starts at 9pm ET) in ~news

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    Neither of those endorsements are serious people though. They're certainly not going to expand his base.

    Neither of those endorsements are serious people though. They're certainly not going to expand his base.

  8. Comment on Cyberpunk 2077 delayed to September in ~games

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    https://www.gamespot.com/articles/cyberpunk-2077-dev-team-will-work-extra-long-hours/1100-6472839/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf Yeah, there is going to be plenty of crunch,...

    https://www.gamespot.com/articles/cyberpunk-2077-dev-team-will-work-extra-long-hours/1100-6472839/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

    Yeah, there is going to be plenty of crunch, at a company notorious for crunch even within the gaming industry. That is also explicitly anti-union. They also didn't inform the development team until after the press conference about the delay.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on YouTube star PewDiePie has announced he is taking a break from the platform, saying he is "feeling very tired" in ~tech

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    He interviewed a bunch of white supremacists after getting in trouble. He's, uh, not joking. He is taking advantage of people willing to assume as much though.

    He interviewed a bunch of white supremacists after getting in trouble. He's, uh, not joking. He is taking advantage of people willing to assume as much though.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on YouTube star PewDiePie has announced he is taking a break from the platform, saying he is "feeling very tired" in ~tech

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    He actively interviewed a bunch of white supremacists after he got in trouble for the jew stuff. He is not doing it for the humor.

    He actively interviewed a bunch of white supremacists after he got in trouble for the jew stuff. He is not doing it for the humor.

  11. Comment on The meaning of Donald Trump’s crazily damning self-defence in ~news

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    Given his party was trounced in the 2018 elections (would have gone worse without ridiculous gerrymandering), I would not say support for him has increased at all, and in fact gone down. Idk...

    Given his party was trounced in the 2018 elections (would have gone worse without ridiculous gerrymandering), I would not say support for him has increased at all, and in fact gone down.

    Idk though, maybe there were just a lot of cross-burnings that night, and enough of them decided they didn't need to go out and vote since everyone loves Trump and his party would never lose right?

    1 vote
  12. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~anime

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    I feel like no one has seen Shiki that I haven't directly recommended it to. It's basically if Stephen King's book Salem's Lot was made into a series by someone who wanted to do it better. It's a...

    I feel like no one has seen Shiki that I haven't directly recommended it to.

    It's basically if Stephen King's book Salem's Lot was made into a series by someone who wanted to do it better.

    It's a good mix of drama and horror, and last time I checked $20 on Amazon.

  13. Comment on South Korea's booming 'webtoons' are emerging as a threat to Japan's print manga in ~anime

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    Kubera is also incredibly unique with how it handles it's fantasy elements, or perhaps just how fantasy I've read has handled it.

    Kubera is also incredibly unique with how it handles it's fantasy elements, or perhaps just how fantasy I've read has handled it.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on South Korea's booming 'webtoons' are emerging as a threat to Japan's print manga in ~anime

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    I use the webtoons app for most of my comic viewing now, and Tower of God is amazing.

    I use the webtoons app for most of my comic viewing now, and Tower of God is amazing.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on AIs should have the same ethical protections as animals in ~tech

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    I mean, there is no reason to assume otherwise, particularly given what research has shown so far. Not even sure why it bears mentioning.

    I mean, there is no reason to assume otherwise, particularly given what research has shown so far. Not even sure why it bears mentioning.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Virginia AG admits blackface photo as chaos deepens in ~news

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    Well, no surprise there. I will be surprised if he actually resigns, given he's a republican. Kinda surprising the two Democrats here haven't already, but it is the south.

    Well, no surprise there. I will be surprised if he actually resigns, given he's a republican. Kinda surprising the two Democrats here haven't already, but it is the south.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Anime Has A Sexual Harassment Problem in ~anime

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    I had to make a dry joke about your username, given the context. Which isn't to say I haven't had some regrettable screen name choices. I haven't seen Monster, but I've seen a fair amount of the...

    I had to make a dry joke about your username, given the context. Which isn't to say I haven't had some regrettable screen name choices.

    I haven't seen Monster, but I've seen a fair amount of the other two (although I stopped watching both). If you haven't seen Claymore yet, you'd probably enjoy it. Plot of the anime tracks well up until the last couple of episodes compared to the Manga (which is longer). It has an annoying bit with a much younger side-kick that has a thing for the protagonist, and stuff related to that, but otherwise it's a pretty good horror/action show.

    Attack on Titan is also pretty good, but I'm sure you've heard of that at least, given it's popularity.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Anime Has A Sexual Harassment Problem in ~anime

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    Then it's good I stopped when I did. Or at least, more good then watching more.

    Then it's good I stopped when I did. Or at least, more good then watching more.

  19. Comment on Anime Has A Sexual Harassment Problem in ~anime

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    Yeah, that number is a little too close to the truth. I have a lot less patience for that stuff then I used to, but I still find a decent number of good shows to watch (I tend to ditch plenty of...

    Yeah, that number is a little too close to the truth. I have a lot less patience for that stuff then I used to, but I still find a decent number of good shows to watch (I tend to ditch plenty of them one episode in). I would recommend stuff, but I have no idea of your preferences besides an odd culinary fixation.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Anime Has A Sexual Harassment Problem in ~anime

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    I managed to get through the first season, couldn't keep putting up with it in the second season so I didn't finish the first episode of that. It wasn't worth it. There is also the "adult guy in...

    I managed to get through the first season, couldn't keep putting up with it in the second season so I didn't finish the first episode of that.

    It wasn't worth it. There is also the "adult guy in love with a ancient being who just happens to look like a little girl" trope, as a warning. I still wonder why the fuck I bothered finishing the first season.

    4 votes