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  1. Comment on Has anyone tried the keto diet? If so, would you recommend it? in ~health

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    If you're going vegan for purely dietary/health reasons, then you don't have to worry about hidden animal products, because that small amount of bone char or carmine is not significant to your...

    If you're going vegan for purely dietary/health reasons, then you don't have to worry about hidden animal products, because that small amount of bone char or carmine is not significant to your nutrition.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Thanks to all those who recommended a Kindle in ~talk

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    Do you have the e-ink Paperwhite, or a Fire, which is basically just an Android tablet like any other?

    Do you have the e-ink Paperwhite, or a Fire, which is basically just an Android tablet like any other?

    1 vote
  3. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~comp

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    Immutability may make it spez resistant, but it's also kind of scary. I mean, for the most part, once you put something on the internet it's out there forever, but it's comforting to at least have...

    Immutability may make it spez resistant, but it's also kind of scary.

    I mean, for the most part, once you put something on the internet it's out there forever, but it's comforting to at least have the illusion that you can delete your shit.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on N.Y. Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation Over Self-Dealing in ~news

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    I wonder if he'll use that self-pardoning power he's been touting. Probably not at first, since he'd have to plead guilty. Maybe if he's convicted.

    I wonder if he'll use that self-pardoning power he's been touting.

    Probably not at first, since he'd have to plead guilty. Maybe if he's convicted.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Two months post graduation, I am lost, confused and don't know how to go where I want to be. in ~talk

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    Plus, trying to make your passion into your daily grind is one way to lose your passion.

    Plus, trying to make your passion into your daily grind is one way to lose your passion.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on With meta-discussions high-quality content meaning civil disagreement, let's put it to the test: What constitutes as a sandwich? in ~food

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    Depending on the bread, the crust can be delicious, making the heels the best part, potentially.

    Depending on the bread, the crust can be delicious, making the heels the best part, potentially.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Any ex-pats/long time travelers out there? What's the biggest thing you miss about your home country? in ~talk

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    Just curious, what sort of Canadian food do you miss?

    Just curious, what sort of Canadian food do you miss?

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Dune (1984) review in ~movies

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    I'll check out the fan edit, thanks. Have also not gotten to the other books in the series, yet.

    I'll check out the fan edit, thanks. Have also not gotten to the other books in the series, yet.

  9. Dune (1984) review

    Dune was not well-reviewed when it premiered, with Roger Ebert calling it the worst movie of the year, though it has since become a cult classic. I recently read the book and had never seen the...

    Dune was not well-reviewed when it premiered, with Roger Ebert calling it the worst movie of the year, though it has since become a cult classic. I recently read the book and had never seen the movie, so I decided to check it out.

    I understand the criticism; parts of it feel rushed, and there are many little things from the book that are incorporated into the movie but aren't fleshed out very well. However, having read the book, and therefore being able to piece together the things that were glossed over in the movie, I thought it was pretty great.

    The costume design, spaceships, sets, and sand worms were all executed well, though they are obviously dated by today's standards. Those things all contribute to the overall mood of the movie, which I thought matched the book nicely.

    They took some liberties with the villain, the Baron Harkonnen, who they gave a skin condition and the ability to float around, which aren't present in the book (or at least were a small enough part that I don't remember them), and I thought were a little too over-the-top.

    Overall, I rate the movie 8/10, but I don't expect it would hold up that well if you haven't read the book.

    12 votes
  10. Comment on What do you think about IHOP's new name, "International House of Burgers"? in ~talk

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    I moved to a bland part of the midwest a couple years ago, and there are only a couple restaurants that have any interesting food where I live. One was cajun themed, and last time I went I noticed...

    I moved to a bland part of the midwest a couple years ago, and there are only a couple restaurants that have any interesting food where I live. One was cajun themed, and last time I went I noticed they had rebranded themselves as a burger joint with only a few cajun items remaining on the menu. I guess the people here just can't handle any slightly exotic food. I was disappointed.

    I guess my point is that IHOP is probably right that a lot of people will eat their new burgers despite the fact that you can get burgers anywhere else.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Dad bias: Why are fathers disproportionately praised for parenting their kids? in ~life

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    I've got twin toddlers. My wife and I both work full time, so when we're both home we try to split the child care evenly. Since they're twins it's usually pretty easy to divide evenly (you change...

    I've got twin toddlers. My wife and I both work full time, so when we're both home we try to split the child care evenly. Since they're twins it's usually pretty easy to divide evenly (you change one diaper, I'll change the other).

    She often works more hours than I do, so sometimes it's just me and the kids. I've definitely noticed that people are more likely to approach me and the kids than they are to approach my wife and the kids. As if a woman with kids is just how things are, but a man with kids is something to stop and talk about.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Do you think the world is getting better or worse? in ~talk

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    Horace, ~20 BC

    In other words, do you think it's human nature to think that our own generation/time period is experiencing the best or worst or most significant period in history?

    What has destructive time not corrupted?
    The age of our fathers, worse than (that of) our grandfathers, bore us,
    more wicked (still), soon about to beget
    progeny (even) more degenerate.

    • Horace, ~20 BC
    2 votes
  13. Comment on It's a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake: LGBT+ discrimination in ~talk

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    You don't draw any difference? What about a hypothetical religion that encourages believers to kill indiscriminately? Would that be equally valid as a source of morality?

    You don't draw any difference? What about a hypothetical religion that encourages believers to kill indiscriminately? Would that be equally valid as a source of morality?

    1 vote
  14. Comment on It's a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake: LGBT+ discrimination in ~talk

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    Unfortunately I'm not well-read in ethics, but I see it as analogous to the burden of proof in science; the default is having all rights, and the person claiming that rights should be limited has...

    Unfortunately I'm not well-read in ethics, but I see it as analogous to the burden of proof in science; the default is having all rights, and the person claiming that rights should be limited has the burden of ethical proof. Sometimes that's easy (e.g. you can't murder people) and other times it's less easy. In this case I see the position that same sex marriages should be illegal as the position that carries the burden of proof. So it's not about me hypocritically imposing my will.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Microsoft Buys GitHub: The Linux Foundation’s Reaction in ~tech

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    Microsoft's been doing a lot of great stuff in the open source community. Of course, they've also been doing stuff like putting ads in Windows. So I guess it's hard to say, yet, if I like the...

    Microsoft's been doing a lot of great stuff in the open source community. Of course, they've also been doing stuff like putting ads in Windows. So I guess it's hard to say, yet, if I like the direction they're heading.

    7 votes
  16. Comment on What is the role of AMAs on ~tildes? in ~tildes

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    There was a sweet spot while Victoria was still there and Reddit was known to internet folk but before it was in the top 10 (or whatever) most visited websites. There were some PR campaigns, but...

    There was a sweet spot while Victoria was still there and Reddit was known to internet folk but before it was in the top 10 (or whatever) most visited websites. There were some PR campaigns, but not like now.

    12 votes
  17. Comment on What are you currently reading? in ~books

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    First time reading. I'm about 3/5 the way through. I'm enjoying the mix of scifi and epic fantasy. Last series I read was The Dark Tower, and I felt like it jumped the shark a few times toward the...

    First time reading. I'm about 3/5 the way through. I'm enjoying the mix of scifi and epic fantasy. Last series I read was The Dark Tower, and I felt like it jumped the shark a few times toward the end, so I'm appreciating the lack of meta, 4th-wall-breaking, deus ex machina stuff.

  18. Comment on What is the role of AMAs on ~tildes? in ~tildes

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    Do we need to fill that role? Tildes won't have the popularity to attract celebrities for a while, if ever, and AMAs already work fine on Reddit.

    Do we need to fill that role? Tildes won't have the popularity to attract celebrities for a while, if ever, and AMAs already work fine on Reddit.

    18 votes
  19. Comment on It's a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake: LGBT+ discrimination in ~talk

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    Fair questions. His lack of participation implies he thinks that the marriage is wrong. Why should it be if they aren't members of his religion? They never made a commitment to live by the Bible....

    Fair questions.

    1. His lack of participation implies he thinks that the marriage is wrong. Why should it be if they aren't members of his religion? They never made a commitment to live by the Bible. If that's what he believes then make them their cake and let God judge them later.
    2. Regarding marriage, I simply believe in equal rights. You could say that I think everyone should subscribe to that belief. That's an inclusive belief instead of an exclusive belief, though, and many other laws are already based on it.
    2 votes
  20. Comment on Anyone here interested in flashlights? in ~hobbies