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  1. Comment on Discussing Blackness on Reddit? Photograph Your Forearm First in ~tech

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    Maybe it's because I saw the whole meltdown on reddit in real time, but this article feels pretty tame. I think it ends when it should just be beginning... it just comes across to me more or less...

    Maybe it's because I saw the whole meltdown on reddit in real time, but this article feels pretty tame. I think it ends when it should just be beginning... it just comes across to me more or less as "people did thing on the internet." It would have been nice to see a longer-form piece that really explored the various facets of the conversation, especially with how misconstrued the verification issue largely still is.

    I guess this is a good reminder to me that news stories are usually barely scratching the surface.

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  2. Comment on Ten years ago, Balloon Boy captivated the country. For the first time, we reveal the true story behind the hoax. in ~misc

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    Damn. The kind of loyalty Mayumi has deserves someone who would never take advantage of it.

    Damn. The kind of loyalty Mayumi has deserves someone who would never take advantage of it.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Would you lie to someone on their deathbed if you think it would help them feel better? in ~life

  4. Comment on It’s Time for Black Athletes to Leave White Colleges in ~sports

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    The paragraph immediately after the one with the doctor/lawyer stats speaks to your main question:

    The paragraph immediately after the one with the doctor/lawyer stats speaks to your main question:

    In a country where the racial wealth gap remains enormous—the median white household has nearly 10 times the wealth of the median black household, and the rate of white homeownership is about 70 percent higher than that of black homeownership—institutions that nurture a black middle class are crucial. And when these institutions are healthy, they bring economic development to the black neighborhoods that surround them.

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  5. Comment on It’s Time for Black Athletes to Leave White Colleges in ~sports

  6. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    Any backstory to this? Am curious to hear your thoughts when you've done it.

    Any backstory to this? Am curious to hear your thoughts when you've done it.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Why Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the most overrated player of the modern era in ~sports

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    Nah... off the top of my head, Beckham was easily more overrated than Ibra. I'm not the biggest fan of Zlatan myself but even I recognize his media hype has always been pretty tongue-in-cheek. I...

    Nah... off the top of my head, Beckham was easily more overrated than Ibra. I'm not the biggest fan of Zlatan myself but even I recognize his media hype has always been pretty tongue-in-cheek. I don't know of anyone who seriously puts him in the same category of all-time greats as Maradona, and even though I'd prefer Batigol, Zlatan has a good argument for being put in the same bracket.

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  8. Comment on Brexit: Boris Johnson defeated as MPs take control in ~news

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    I took part in a study in July where I was asked to forecast the likelihood of the UK getting an extension on the Brexit deadline. There was a fairly compelling case for a stalemate but I figured...

    I took part in a study in July where I was asked to forecast the likelihood of the UK getting an extension on the Brexit deadline. There was a fairly compelling case for a stalemate but I figured someone would surely break ranks and not let Boris even get that far. I'm pleased to see my hope wasn't misplaced.

    On another note, it never ceases to amaze me how stereotypically un-British their Parliament proceedings are.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on What email provider do you use? in ~tech

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    Posteo is another usual privacy-focused recommendation, although it is based in Germany. It's 1 euro a month.

    Posteo is another usual privacy-focused recommendation, although it is based in Germany. It's 1 euro a month.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Steam Key Giveaway Thread, September 2019 Edition in ~games

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    Very charming game; I'd suggest bumping up the difficulty from the start if you want any challenge though.

    Very charming game; I'd suggest bumping up the difficulty from the start if you want any challenge though.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Good Hair Day – How black Finns are taking on racism in ~life

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    For anyone interested, Chris Rock's entertaining and insightful documentary Good Hair covers similar ground in the US context.

    For anyone interested, Chris Rock's entertaining and insightful documentary Good Hair covers similar ground in the US context.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Local coffee/tea cultures? in ~talk

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    I don't really touch the stuff myself, although I was a dealer barista at one point. I did have one experience drinking coffee with an Ethiopian family though where I had it made with some type of...

    I don't really touch the stuff myself, although I was a dealer barista at one point. I did have one experience drinking coffee with an Ethiopian family though where I had it made with some type of honey ginger tea added, and that was lovely. I thought they'd have been the last people to tamper with the purity of their coffee like that, so that was a surprise. I think they also mentioned taking it with butter as well, and this was years before Bulletproof Coffee became trendy.

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  13. Comment on Steam Key Giveaway Thread, September 2019 Edition in ~games

  14. Comment on Turkey Information Thread: AmA you're curious about Turkey in ~talk

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    Thank you, great responses, and holy crap, I did not know Emre was still knocking about! And back at Fenerbahce to boot. I'll have to keep an eye out. Bonus question - Say I'm flying into Turkey...

    Thank you, great responses, and holy crap, I did not know Emre was still knocking about! And back at Fenerbahce to boot. I'll have to keep an eye out.

    Bonus question - Say I'm flying into Turkey for a vacation. I hop off the plane and my butler's taking care of all the necessary arrangements. What's the first thing I should do?

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Steam Key Giveaway Thread, September 2019 Edition in ~games

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    Tangent - Just to confirm, as long as a game is showing up in your Steam library it's redeemed, right? No matter if you haven't played or installed it? I'm wondering if I can contribute.

    Tangent - Just to confirm, as long as a game is showing up in your Steam library it's redeemed, right? No matter if you haven't played or installed it? I'm wondering if I can contribute.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Turkey Information Thread: AmA you're curious about Turkey in ~talk

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    What is/are the essential element(s) you need to understand to fundamentally grasp Turkish society and culture? (e.g. English society is inextricably built on class structure, US = race, Japan =...

    What is/are the essential element(s) you need to understand to fundamentally grasp Turkish society and culture? (e.g. English society is inextricably built on class structure, US = race, Japan = wa, etc.)
    How Asian do you think Turkish identity is?
    Most importantly, who's winning the Super Lig this year?

    3 votes
  17. Comment on The Trolley Problem in ~humanities