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  1. Comment on The saga of Appleā€™s bad butterfly MacBook keyboards is finally over in ~tech

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    Sad for me. I really liked the butterfly keyboards. I suppose my tune would've changed if I ever hit the reliability issue, but I much prefer them to the scissor switches.

    Sad for me. I really liked the butterfly keyboards. I suppose my tune would've changed if I ever hit the reliability issue, but I much prefer them to the scissor switches.

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  2. Comment on Tildistas in the US, who do you support in the 2020 Democratic Primary? in ~talk

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    No. Biden was chosen to be Obama's VP to be the conservative white guy on the ticket so that the black man wouldn't scare people. This was widely reported in 2008. During the Obama years, the...

    No. Biden was chosen to be Obama's VP to be the conservative white guy on the ticket so that the black man wouldn't scare people. This was widely reported in 2008.

    During the Obama years, the quirky Uncle Joe meme took off, which had nothing to do with reality. Biden's a creeper and a drug warrior and a friend to segregationists as Harris pointed out during the debate.
    Biden can only say Obama's name so often until people notice that Barak is not endorsing him and it gets really awkward.

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  3. Comment on Tildistas in the US, who do you support in the 2020 Democratic Primary? in ~talk

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    Warren sidesteps the irrational hatred that Clintonistas have for Bernie. There is a large segment of society who's entire view of Bernie is that he's "not a Democrat" (a plus in my book) and "how...

    Warren sidesteps the irrational hatred that Clintonistas have for Bernie. There is a large segment of society who's entire view of Bernie is that he's "not a Democrat" (a plus in my book) and "how dare he" challenge the heiress to the presidency, despite his support and campaigning for Clinton when he lost the Primary.

    I like Warren on policy. I think she has more energy than Bernie these days and can probably be more of a unifier. She's like 90% overlap with Bernie on policy and a hell of an explainer. Warren is raising most of her money with small dollar donations. The average donation to her $19.1MM is $28.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/08/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-fundraising.html
    I have donated to the Warren Campaign. https://elizabethwarren.com/

    The other one who's really good at this game is Harris, but she's almost definitely pretending to be more progressive than she is for the primary. While I suspect that Harris loves power for its own sake and her centrism bothers me, she's head and shoulders above Biden.

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  4. Comment on How do you handle your different online identities versus your real life identity? in ~talk

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    Most of the women in my life aren't extremely online. It took a similar incident with a woman from work to wake me up to this phenomenon.

    Most of the women in my life aren't extremely online. It took a similar incident with a woman from work to wake me up to this phenomenon.

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  5. Comment on How do you handle your different online identities versus your real life identity? in ~talk

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    I'm a guy and I argue on the internet a lot. I realize now that when I wrote my post here I completely forgot about the way women are sometimes barraged, occasionally to an unsettling degree.

    I'm a guy and I argue on the internet a lot. I realize now that when I wrote my post here I completely forgot about the way women are sometimes barraged, occasionally to an unsettling degree.

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  6. Comment on How do you handle your different online identities versus your real life identity? in ~talk

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    That is a very good answer, I had not thought of that and its well outside my experience. Also, much respect for moderating /r/AskHistorians.

    That is a very good answer, I had not thought of that and its well outside my experience.

    Also, much respect for moderating /r/AskHistorians.

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  7. Comment on How do you handle your different online identities versus your real life identity? in ~talk

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    The paranoia here sounds... vain. I don't have any online identities that aren't my real name and I make an effort to help people link all my different platform identities together by cross...

    The paranoia here sounds... vain. I don't have any online identities that aren't my real name and I make an effort to help people link all my different platform identities together by cross referencing them all on the various social media accounts and a helpful web page in the futile hope that someone from one platform might find me on another or even in real life. No one has ever done this. I have been doing this for about 15 years. No one cares. I am not special. No one is out to get me either. People think you're boring and don't care. All of them.

    Think about it. If you stood on a rooftop and shouted all day and all night for people check out your soundcloud, no one would. They'd want you to shut up. People have entire careers devoted to trying to get people to notice them and most people, even those trying their hardest, using multiple creative methods, in a professional capacity, still fail at this.

    If you wanna use an alias for something, fine. I enjoy the funny names on the internet. But I'm not sure what the people in this thread think they're hiding from.

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  8. Comment on How much money would you need to live the life that you want to live? in ~life

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    100k to 120k of spending per year is a pretty comfy life in san francsico. 50k-60k is actually pretty nice too, just less restaurant excess and luxurious travel. Naturally, if that income isn't...

    100k to 120k of spending per year is a pretty comfy life in san francsico.

    50k-60k is actually pretty nice too, just less restaurant excess and luxurious travel.

    Naturally, if that income isn't coming from investments, I recommend investing as much income as possible while not going full on ascetic like those FIRE people.

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