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  1. Comment on Mother Upset After Son Kicked Out of Class Over Pledge of Allegiance in ~news

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    this is the most detailed report on this incident as far as i can tell, but see also the other reporting on this as this is seemingly becoming a national issue and has been picked up by larger...

    this is the most detailed report on this incident as far as i can tell, but see also the other reporting on this as this is seemingly becoming a national issue and has been picked up by larger outlets focusing on the arrest part.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on When will there be a group for photographers? in ~tildes

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    i feel like it's literally just a judgement call, and that's going to be one of the big problems with things like photography on tildes (and most art-adjacent content that hasn't been well...

    i feel like it's literally just a judgement call, and that's going to be one of the big problems with things like photography on tildes (and most art-adjacent content that hasn't been well established yet) in the future. one person's low effort fluff content might be another person's genuine effort and vice versa, and there's no really objective place to draw a line between the two after a certain point. like, you could nuke most context-free photos and memes and that'd most likely cause no problems, but after that i think it gets fuzzy because artistic works period just don't lend themselves to the sorts of rigid standards that you can apply to shit like writing or audiovisual works.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Jussie Smollett, pals reportedly rehearsed alleged attack in ~news

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    you may remember this apparent hate crime from late last month and, evidently the plot has thickened quite a bit since the media cycle moved on. it looks increasingly likely that it was staged...

    you may remember this apparent hate crime from late last month and, evidently the plot has thickened quite a bit since the media cycle moved on. it looks increasingly likely that it was staged for... publicity purposes? to make a point? i have no fucking idea.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Flickr will soon start deleting photos — and massive chunks of internet history in ~tech

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    fundamentally flickr's model was unsustainable so nobody should be surprised, but to say that this will take a massive bite out of internet history is still probably an understatement. even with...

    fundamentally flickr's model was unsustainable so nobody should be surprised, but to say that this will take a massive bite out of internet history is still probably an understatement. even with the pushed back deadline (the big deletion round was supposed to happen around this time this month) this will still be cataclysmic to a lot of internet history because of just how widespread flickr's use was at one point. some things will be saved and archived because of things like wikipedia (which has saved probably hundreds of thousands of good flickr community images on wikimedia because of their licensing) and the internet archive, but even with the new deadline i would be shocked if more than like 10 percent of the site's content is saved before things start getting deleted.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Razer closes its game store after 10 months in ~games

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    short article and the PC Gamer article isn't much longer either, but this is the first i've heard of razer's efforts to expand into digital distribution so i feel like that demonstrates part of...

    short article and the PC Gamer article isn't much longer either, but this is the first i've heard of razer's efforts to expand into digital distribution so i feel like that demonstrates part of why their web store is closing. wonder if we'll see any more of these services close their doors in the future given the massive increase in competition that's going on right now.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on The Rise of ‘Zero-Waste’ Grocery Stores in ~enviro

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    independent of the waste this prevents, this just sounds objectively pretty neat, even though there is a big asterisk to it that makes it not viable for a lot of things or a lot of people:

    That’s why I was so interested to stumble upon a new supermarket in my neighborhood. It’s called Live Zero, and it looks more like a wholesaler than a traditional grocery store. Goods are stored in clear self-service bins or dispensers, to be poured into containers you bring from home. You can buy all sorts of staples by weight, from raisins to flour to olive oil to shampoo, taking only as much as you need. There’s not a shred of plastic wrap in sight.
    Live Zero is part of a growing movement of “zero-waste” supermarkets that aim to end packaging waste by doing away with packaging altogether. The concept began in Europe more than a decade ago, and has since spread globally. There are now zero waste supermarkets from Brooklyn to Sicily to Malaysia to South Africa.

    independent of the waste this prevents, this just sounds objectively pretty neat, even though there is a big asterisk to it that makes it not viable for a lot of things or a lot of people:

    No packaging means no shelf-stable food, Balkan points out. This is lovely if you have time to pop into the market every day for fresh meat and vegetables, but impractical for the majority of us who rely on a pantry of canned tuna and Tetra Paks of soup. On the retail side, no packaging means you need to move inventory quickly before it spoils—sealed Cheerios last much longer than open bins of granola (and spoiled food means food waste, another environmental problem). It’s also challenging to reduce waste on the supplier’s side, as food needs to be shipped in bags and boxes.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on When will there be a group for photographers? in ~tildes

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    i think one of the best ways to do this until tildes has a large enough community to support a ~photography section would probably be a weekly or monthy photography thread, sorta like the weekly...

    i think one of the best ways to do this until tildes has a large enough community to support a ~photography section would probably be a weekly or monthy photography thread, sorta like the weekly "what are you listening to/watching/reading" threads that other groups have.

    9 votes
  8. Comment on Time to Panic - The planet is getting warmer in catastrophic ways. And fear may be the only thing that saves us. in ~enviro

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    but see, the real question is: how exactly do you do that? because there are plenty of interests who say climate change isn't an issue and who may even benefit from it occurring, some political...

    The sooner we're all on the same page that something needs to be done the better.

    but see, the real question is: how exactly do you do that? because there are plenty of interests who say climate change isn't an issue and who may even benefit from it occurring, some political parties and people who deny climate change exists entirely, people who disagree on how best to even approach it (a socialist might tell you we need to upend capitalism, a capitalist the opposite), etc.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Trans Introductions in ~lgbt

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    there aren't that many of us, to my knowledge, but tildes can at least boast a singular enby in me!

    there aren't that many of us, to my knowledge, but tildes can at least boast a singular enby in me!

    7 votes
  10. Comment on Actor Bruno Ganz, By Turns An Angel And A Tyrant, Dies At 77 in ~movies

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    i'll say in my limited viewing of films which he was involved in during his lifetime: the man knew how to act and was damn good at what he did.

    i'll say in my limited viewing of films which he was involved in during his lifetime: the man knew how to act and was damn good at what he did.