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  1. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    That kind of proves my point, doesn't it? Lackluster D turnout because too many Democrats weren't willing to actually show up and vote for Hilary even though they didn't want Trump to win.

    he only swing states that Trump won and Hillary lost were due to massive R turnout and lackluster D turnout.

    That kind of proves my point, doesn't it? Lackluster D turnout because too many Democrats weren't willing to actually show up and vote for Hilary even though they didn't want Trump to win.

  2. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    True, but first you do need to start from a position that gets you enough support to win an election. Bernie clearly did not do that.

    True, but first you do need to start from a position that gets you enough support to win an election. Bernie clearly did not do that.

  3. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    The problem is, they aren't. As we saw in 2016, left wing voters didn't turn up to support Clinton, because they would rather live under Trump than suck it up and vote for the lesser of two evils....

    The problem is, they aren't. As we saw in 2016, left wing voters didn't turn up to support Clinton, because they would rather live under Trump than suck it up and vote for the lesser of two evils.

    Politics is literally a game of compromise. Nobody gets everything they want. The best we can possibly do is nudge the system in our preferred direction.

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  4. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    Ah yes, the old "my preferred candidate isn't on the ballot so I'm going to make sure the worst possible candidate wins" mindset. It works out real well.

    Ah yes, the old "my preferred candidate isn't on the ballot so I'm going to make sure the worst possible candidate wins" mindset. It works out real well.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    Biden was unbelievably popular at the time he and Obama left office in 2017. What the fuck happened in the last three years to cause everyone to hate him more than a Clinton?

    Biden was unbelievably popular at the time he and Obama left office in 2017. What the fuck happened in the last three years to cause everyone to hate him more than a Clinton?

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  6. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    This "both sides are the same" nonsense is pure cancer. Will people still be saying this when Trump replaces Ginsburg during his hypothetical second term and abortion rights go out the window?

    This "both sides are the same" nonsense is pure cancer. Will people still be saying this when Trump replaces Ginsburg during his hypothetical second term and abortion rights go out the window?

    7 votes
  7. Comment on Boris Johnson admitted to hospital as COVID-19 symptoms persist in ~news

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    He should have thought about that before saying the virus wasn't a big deal and shaking peoples hands in a hospital full of coronavirus patients.

    He should have thought about that before saying the virus wasn't a big deal and shaking peoples hands in a hospital full of coronavirus patients.

    8 votes
  8. Comment on Australia should be moving to utilise people who have recovered from coronavirus and developed immunity against the virus to bolster essential services, a leading expert says in ~health.coronavirus

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    Another explanation I've heard for the small number of patients who got re-infected is that they might never recovered to begin with. The tests that showed them no longer having the virus could...

    Another explanation I've heard for the small number of patients who got re-infected is that they might never recovered to begin with. The tests that showed them no longer having the virus could have returned a false negative.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on Microsoft Edge is now 2nd most popular desktop browser, beats Firefox; Chrome at 68% market share in ~tech

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    Chrome/Blink is the new IE. Let's all stop using it.

    Chrome/Blink is the new IE. Let's all stop using it.

    12 votes
  10. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    Encrypted or not, I don't want those bits passing through my network under any circumstances.

    Encrypted or not, I don't want those bits passing through my network under any circumstances.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    What if I don't want the feds knocking on my door because some pedophile's CP went through my node on its way to his computer?

    What if I don't want the feds knocking on my door because some pedophile's CP went through my node on its way to his computer?

    4 votes
  12. Comment on The coronavirus pandemic will forever alter the world order in ~health.coronavirus

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    Well this is a great way for him to ensure I don't take anything he says seriously. His assessment is downright laughable. People actually listen to this senile old fart?

    Well this is a great way for him to ensure I don't take anything he says seriously. His assessment is downright laughable. People actually listen to this senile old fart?

    8 votes
  13. Comment on I have used Android my entire life. Then I acquired 4 Apple devices in a week in ~tech

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    Well at that level we're playing an entirely different game. A $250 budget Android phone is still going to be a major purchase in a country where the average salary is $500/year.

    Well at that level we're playing an entirely different game. A $250 budget Android phone is still going to be a major purchase in a country where the average salary is $500/year.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on I have used Android my entire life. Then I acquired 4 Apple devices in a week in ~tech

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    A good screen doesn't need a protector unless you beat the shit out of your phone. Laminate screens are already way more durable than cheaper alternatives because they don't have that air gap. But...

    Which doesn't matter because you need to apply a screen protector.

    A good screen doesn't need a protector unless you beat the shit out of your phone. Laminate screens are already way more durable than cheaper alternatives because they don't have that air gap.

    But my point isn't that this is right for you, it's that there are legitimate reasons for these features to be right for some people. They aren't objectively worthless.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on I have used Android my entire life. Then I acquired 4 Apple devices in a week in ~tech

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    Better LCD's/OLEDs, laminated touch panels, water resistance, continued software support, durability and longevity. These can all pretty important things in a smartphone, if you use it a lot. You...

    Better LCD's/OLEDs, laminated touch panels, water resistance, continued software support, durability and longevity. These can all pretty important things in a smartphone, if you use it a lot.

    You could have made the same argument about keyboards. What does my $150+ mechanical keyboard I use for work do that a $15 piece of crap from Walmart doesn't? They both put letters on my screen when I push the right buttons, so clearly the former is a waste of money. Sometimes the value offered by a tool is more than just the basic utility it provides.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on I have used Android my entire life. Then I acquired 4 Apple devices in a week in ~tech

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    The pricing isn't even that bad, unless you are used to low end budget Android phones. Apple fills out the mid-range space by continuing to sell older models. They are still selling the iPhone 8...

    if you can afford it

    The pricing isn't even that bad, unless you are used to low end budget Android phones. Apple fills out the mid-range space by continuing to sell older models. They are still selling the iPhone 8 and Watch Series 3.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Scientists predict more major hurricanes than normal in 2020 season in ~enviro

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    Also earthquakes in Utah and Idaho

    Also earthquakes in Utah and Idaho

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 30 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I'm ordering delivery twice a week from local restaurants (not national chains). As long as my government says they can do it, I'm OK with the risk. Some of these places might be forced out of...

    I'm ordering delivery twice a week from local restaurants (not national chains). As long as my government says they can do it, I'm OK with the risk. Some of these places might be forced out of business if they can't keep the online orders coming in. I would hate to come out the other end of this and find that some of my favorite places have closed up shop for good.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Would you look down on a normal citizen wearing an N95 mask? in ~talk

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    70F is the temperature I keep my house at. Also that paper is pretty explicit about not doing this in your oven at home.

    70F is the temperature I keep my house at.

    Also that paper is pretty explicit about not doing this in your oven at home.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on Many American college students and other adult dependents are not eligible to receive a stimulus relief check in ~finance

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    Isn't that what the expanded unemployment insurance is for? The bill extended it to 100% of your salary for 4 months.

    Isn't that what the expanded unemployment insurance is for? The bill extended it to 100% of your salary for 4 months.

    3 votes