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  1. Comment on Sha’Carri Richardson, a track sensation, tests positive for marijuana in ~sports

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    As Robin Williams put it, Marijuana is NOT a "performance enhancing" drug

    As Robin Williams put it, Marijuana is NOT a "performance enhancing" drug

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Meet the new server, functionally the same as the old server (hopefully) in ~tildes.official

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    Needs more cowbell.

    Needs more cowbell.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Best way to consume YouTube without the algorithmic results? in ~tech

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    I use Freetube

    I use Freetube

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Can anyone recommend a printer? (...ahem...) a Linux printer? in ~tech

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    I think for Linux people mostly recommend Brother

    I think for Linux people mostly recommend Brother

    22 votes
  5. Comment on Connor McDavid of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers scores 100th point in fifty-three games in ~sports

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    He pretty much is the spiritual successor to Gretzky, isn't he

    He pretty much is the spiritual successor to Gretzky, isn't he

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins has died at age 90 in ~space

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    I'm so sad

    I'm so sad

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Emma describes how she got over her fear of needles to have the covid-19 vaccination in ~health.coronavirus

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    Thanks, Facebook (fucking assholes)

    Thanks, Facebook (fucking assholes)

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Reddit announces "Reddit Talk," its clone of Clubhouse in ~tech

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    Is it unfair I want to blame Facebook specifically? They're the trend setters. They lied about video metrics so other platforms pivoted to video and were wondering why they didn't see the same...

    Is it unfair I want to blame Facebook specifically? They're the trend setters. They lied about video metrics so other platforms pivoted to video and were wondering why they didn't see the same financial success. They integrated Snapchat stories after Snapchat turned down their acquisition offer. Mark Zuckerberg is a sociopath and it affects the rest of the tech world

    5 votes
  9. Comment on How Facebook let fake engagement distort global politics: a whistleblower's account in ~tech

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    "Zhang knew that this was not a tale that Facebook wanted her to tell, so when she hit publish, she also launched a password-protected website with a copy of the memo and provided the link and...

    "Zhang knew that this was not a tale that Facebook wanted her to tell, so when she hit publish, she also launched a password-protected website with a copy of the memo and provided the link and password to Facebook employees. Not only did Facebook temporarily delete the post internally, the company also contacted Zhang’s hosting service and domain registrar and forced her website offline."

    Nice. Can you guys at fb please explain this nice little piece of assholery?

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Yahoo Answers will shut down and delete its archives on May 4 in ~tech

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    To be clear I don't really care too much about Y Answers (not to at all mock the people who do, that's totally legitimate), it's mostly Groups shutting down that pisses me off (let alone Geocities)

    To be clear I don't really care too much about Y Answers (not to at all mock the people who do, that's totally legitimate), it's mostly Groups shutting down that pisses me off (let alone Geocities)

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Yahoo Answers will shut down and delete its archives on May 4 in ~tech

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    People hate on Google for shutting down their projects (and rightfully so) but my god Yahoo has been totally useless in terms of their hostile behavior

    People hate on Google for shutting down their projects (and rightfully so) but my god Yahoo has been totally useless in terms of their hostile behavior

    6 votes
  12. Comment on I like that the boat is stuck in ~life

  13. Comment on Chrome's address bar will default to HTTPS in ~tech

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    It's Google, they will

    It's Google, they will

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Writing Club #2 Submissions in ~creative

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    Your comment itself reads like you have a supernatural gift for language!

    Your comment itself reads like you have a supernatural gift for language!

    3 votes
  15. Comment on A bird-feed seller beat a chess master online. Then it got ugly in ~games

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    Interesting analogy :P

    Interesting analogy :P

    1 vote
  16. Comment on YouTube can now warn creators about copyright issues before videos are posted in ~tech

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    People will, and I don't know if they're right, say that Youtube has to shoot first and ask questions later because that's how the law works

    People will, and I don't know if they're right, say that Youtube has to shoot first and ask questions later because that's how the law works

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What's something that was ahead of its time? in ~talk

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    Granted I was never on Usenet but I think Yahoo did several things right with its groups/games/chatrooms... still not really replicated to any degree of satisfaction

    Granted I was never on Usenet but I think Yahoo did several things right with its groups/games/chatrooms... still not really replicated to any degree of satisfaction

    2 votes
  18. Comment on YouTube can now warn creators about copyright issues before videos are posted in ~tech

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    The thing that kind of pisses me off about the Youtube copyright takedown stuff is the first company to really complain about it - back in 2007 - was Viacom. They cried that users shouldn't be...

    The thing that kind of pisses me off about the Youtube copyright takedown stuff is the first company to really complain about it - back in 2007 - was Viacom. They cried that users shouldn't be able to just upload their content. Ok, fine. Problem was, they were uploading their own clips and then requesting takedowns on them to make it look like unauthorized uploads were a big problem on Youtube. Viacom sued Youtube for a ridiculous sum of money and they (Viacom) ultimately lost; but in spite of that, it attracted unwelcome scrutiny to Youtube so that soon, every company (WMG was awful for this for the longest time) was demanding takedowns and so many videos got removed, killing a big part of 'early' internet culture... so what are the lessons to be learned? 1) Viacom are scumbags and they should have been punished more harshly than they were and 2) Someone has to stand up to nonsense like this before it picks up steam... I'm very much an 'information wants to be free' type person and I don't think having stuff freely available online is as damaging as corporations think it is

    9 votes
  19. Comment on Debian running on Rust coreutils in ~comp

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    lol. Not everyone is a fan of HN (for good reason)

    I'd rather hang out with Stallman than half the white dudes on Hacker News.

    lol. Not everyone is a fan of HN (for good reason)

    1 vote