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  1. Comment on I should be able to mute America in ~tech

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    I see your point, but as someone who's lived in a few countries over the years, people are emotionally toxic everywhere and it has nothing to do with shared trauma. People are just like that. Also...

    I see your point, but as someone who's lived in a few countries over the years, people are emotionally toxic everywhere and it has nothing to do with shared trauma. People are just like that. Also trauma is relative. You don't need to experience a World War to have trauma. I think all the events you listed as isolated only seem like that because you are comparing to much bigger events that happened. Considered from American perspective, when all you have known is peacetime, even 'isolated' events can be huge. School shootings, police brutality, 9/11 are all major trauma points in the collective American mind.

    I think the American Internet is especially toxic because of America's relationship with media. America's biggest export is entertainment. It's the strongest in soft-power and a lot of that has to do with Hollywood. There's a lot of grifters and manipulators in media and their shitty tactics have naturally flowed over into social media. A lot of the toxicity comes from people wanting attention to get their 15 minutes. Combined with general lack of support for mental health and four generations that are addicted to sensationalism, you are going to get a lot of toxicity.

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  2. Comment on I should be able to mute America in ~tech

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    I am actually really down for this. There's a handful of countries that I want completely wiped from my internet experience. They produce so much spam across the internet it's mind-boggling. Most...

    I am actually really down for this. There's a handful of countries that I want completely wiped from my internet experience. They produce so much spam across the internet it's mind-boggling. Most countries are fine though.

  3. Comment on Canadian colleges: Lethbridge vs. Manitoba for Computer Science? in ~life

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    Yeah I will try to get one as early as I can but I don't have any relevant skills. That's why I was thinking working on some personal projects so I can boost my resume during the first semester.

    Yeah I will try to get one as early as I can but I don't have any relevant skills. That's why I was thinking working on some personal projects so I can boost my resume during the first semester.

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  4. Comment on Canadian colleges: Lethbridge vs. Manitoba for Computer Science? in ~life

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    Yeah I am definitely gonna do co-op. It will add a year to my graduation but it what it is. I would rather land a great job than graduate early. I can just bust and do extra courses per year to...

    Yeah I am definitely gonna do co-op. It will add a year to my graduation but it what it is. I would rather land a great job than graduate early. I can just bust and do extra courses per year to make up for the time spent in co-op. Will also look into getting internships during summers and try to build some projects now so I have something on my github. Do you think I should try for co-op my first semester or should I wait for second?

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  5. Comment on Canadian colleges: Lethbridge vs. Manitoba for Computer Science? in ~life

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    Hey, I didn't really know this about Calgary building it's technical center. Do you have any more information on this? I know Lethbridge and Manitoba are both small but sadly these are my choices.

    Hey, I didn't really know this about Calgary building it's technical center. Do you have any more information on this?

    I know Lethbridge and Manitoba are both small but sadly these are my choices.

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  6. Comment on Canadian colleges: Lethbridge vs. Manitoba for Computer Science? in ~life

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    Yeah I don't think either option will be too bad but I'm just trying to maximize my chances of getting a good job and moving to Canada, especially after a lifetime of bad decisions.

    Yeah I don't think either option will be too bad but I'm just trying to maximize my chances of getting a good job and moving to Canada, especially after a lifetime of bad decisions.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Canadian colleges: Lethbridge vs. Manitoba for Computer Science? in ~life

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    I am mostly worried about co-op and internships, and trying to get a job after graduation so I can get PR through work sponsor. I will try to transfer but both Lethbridge and Manitoba have implied...

    I am mostly worried about co-op and internships, and trying to get a job after graduation so I can get PR through work sponsor.

    I will try to transfer but both Lethbridge and Manitoba have implied that I can get my degree done in 2 years. I don't really wanna jeopardize that if credits don't transfer but I will explore that option once I get to Canada and have a better understanding of everything.

    Reading most of these comments, it seems like Manitoba might be a better bet than Lethbridge. There was one comment on Reddit about Manitoba's co-op program that really made made me reconsider. Your comment here too is helping, especially the transfer option at UVic.

    I really fucked up not applying to schools earlier in the year. I had a 97% gpa and a solid shot at one of the bigger schools. Thanks for all your info btw.

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  8. Canadian colleges: Lethbridge vs. Manitoba for Computer Science?

    Hi everyone, I recently got accepted into University and Lethbridge and University of Manitoba for Computer Science second degree. Both of them have co-op programs, but I don't know which would be...

    Hi everyone,

    I recently got accepted into University and Lethbridge and University of Manitoba for Computer Science second degree.

    Both of them have co-op programs, but I don't know which would be better for me. Ideally, I want to go the uni with a better job market for CS, so Lethbridge seems to be the winner since it is close to Calgary. But I am also looking to immigrate to Canada in the future, and I know that Manitoba has easier requirements for Permanent Residence nominations.

    I am in a bit of a bind, and I am trying to gather as much information as I can before I make a decision. Anything you have to share would be much appreciated. Thanks!

    P.S. I know Toronto and Vancouver are much better places for jobs, but sadly I missed the deadline to apply to most of the colleges there. I do plan on applying for jobs in those cities though.

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  9. Comment on What's something that you're pretty sure of, but can't really prove or demonstrate? in ~talk

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    This is one of the coolest comments I've seen on Tildes!

    This is one of the coolest comments I've seen on Tildes!

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  10. Comment on What's something that you're pretty sure of, but can't really prove or demonstrate? in ~talk

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    I am pretty sure that everything is going to be okay. With the state of the world right now, it's hard to see beyond the doom and gloom. I was a prominent doomer for most of my life. But after...

    I am pretty sure that everything is going to be okay. With the state of the world right now, it's hard to see beyond the doom and gloom. I was a prominent doomer for most of my life. But after going through my worst years over the pandemic, I think I am really starting to believe that everything will end up okay. It won't be a utopia by any means, but it won't be as bad as people expect it to be. There will be pain but I think it's something we can manage and grow from. I think Americans especially need to hear this.

    8 votes
  11. Comment on Why the GOP won't deliver on any of their promises (including Roe v. Wade) in ~humanities

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    Seems your comment was much better received than this post even though they are fundamentally the same. Only a year apart.

    Seems your comment was much better received than this post even though they are fundamentally the same. Only a year apart.

  12. Comment on Why the GOP won't deliver on any of their promises (including Roe v. Wade) in ~humanities

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    This isn't really 12D chess or all that complicated. The real question comes down to how greedy they are vs. how much they really believe what they're promising. My bet is on the GOP being greedy...

    This isn't really 12D chess or all that complicated. The real question comes down to how greedy they are vs. how much they really believe what they're promising. My bet is on the GOP being greedy enough to keep abortion an issue so they can keep marketing it to their base.

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  13. Comment on Why the GOP won't deliver on any of their promises (including Roe v. Wade) in ~humanities

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    Here's the tweet if you don't wanna click: The tweet comes from a successful political bettor. But regardless of who made the tweet, I think the point he makes is quite valid. If you look into the...

    Here's the tweet if you don't wanna click:

    Prediction
    Roe vs Wade will not, actually be overturned
    This is a [tactical] leaked draft opinion intended to show the base they 'tried'
    It would be a 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓 for the GOP to actually overturn
    They lose their most salient wedge issue to dangle in front of evangelicals

    The tweet comes from a successful political bettor.

    But regardless of who made the tweet, I think the point he makes is quite valid. If you look into the incentives of the GOP, there's really only two things they care about: money and power. They get both of these by continuing to get elected, so it isn't worth it for them to deliver of their promises.

    GOP can keep pushing the blame for failure on the Dems and the "deep state" while continuing to win elections and lining their own pockets with insider trades and bribes.

    I know this isn't a perfect reason for why they won't overturn Roe v. Wade (or anything else they promised) but when you consider the greedy humans behind the GOP, you get a clearer picture of what they actually want out of America.

    Or maybe this is all wrong and I am just using this tweet as copium. Regardless, I remain optimistic about our future and America's future.

    What do you think?

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  14. Comment on Has anyone else noticed an inceased number of sites and apps that won't work over a VPN? in ~comp

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    Also using Mullvad but I haven't had any trouble. To be fair, my internet usage mostly consists of visiting forums and such, so not a very diverse sample. The only time I had to turn VPN off was...

    Also using Mullvad but I haven't had any trouble. To be fair, my internet usage mostly consists of visiting forums and such, so not a very diverse sample. The only time I had to turn VPN off was when I made my new Steam account. I could use the VPN after creating the account though.

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  15. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    One of us the funniest stand-up comedies I've seen is Todd Barry's Spicy Honey. His deadpan humor is the only thing that's made me laugh out loud in a decade (besides James Acaster and random...

    One of us the funniest stand-up comedies I've seen is Todd Barry's Spicy Honey. His deadpan humor is the only thing that's made me laugh out loud in a decade (besides James Acaster and random memes). He made me laugh so much I was actually embarrassed at my lack of composure.

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  16. Comment on Walking away from Omelas - Lindsay Ellis says goodbye in ~life

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    I think you have completely summed up my views on the modern left, being a leftist myself.

    I think you have completely summed up my views on the modern left, being a leftist myself.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on I got asked out today in ~talk

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    Can't really give you advice or comment on how you're feeling, but congratulations on being asked out to a date! I hope this turns out exactly how you want it to.

    Can't really give you advice or comment on how you're feeling, but congratulations on being asked out to a date! I hope this turns out exactly how you want it to.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Does the Internet feel American centric to you? in ~talk

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    Pornhub is Canadian, but I can't think of any other examples.

    Pornhub is Canadian, but I can't think of any other examples.

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  19. Comment on People are paying millions of dollars for digital pictures of rocks in ~tech

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    This is true only if you don't pick the right platform. Opensea is the largest NFT platform and it only has a one-time set up fee, which you can make a profit on if you sell for $100. I don't why...

    That is simply not true. Due to the fees involved, over 1 in 3 NFTs lose money for the artist. It's simply not good for artists compared to other alternatives.

    This is true only if you don't pick the right platform. Opensea is the largest NFT platform and it only has a one-time set up fee, which you can make a profit on if you sell for $100. I don't why a one-time setup fee of around $75 would be so unreasonable when you have a chance to actually sell your art. It's not like there's other places for artists to sell their art that are more likely to give them positive returns. You can check fee breakdown by the same author here. I definitely jumped the gun when I said it's entirely risk-free. I think a better description would be that it has a much better risk-reward ratio than any other avenue most artists have. There's some risk here, but it can be managed with basic research.

    That is, unless you count every other person on this planet impacted by crypto's climate destruction. Frankly, it's morally unconscionable.

    Won't disagree with you there. It is demonstrably bad for the environment.

    I haven't seen anyone who defends crypto who doesn't have a financial stake in it.

    Wouldn't anyone who believes in their own defense of crypto have a financial stake in crypto? Why would you believe something is a promising piece of technology without at least having a small stake in it? There's only a small chance of that happening.