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  1. Comment on An impeachment trial without witnesses would be unconstitutional in ~news

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    It is my humble opinion that this is one of the most important articles in the news right now. Regardless of your personal politics, if Trump is acquitted in an unconstitutional process, it means...

    It is my humble opinion that this is one of the most important articles in the news right now. Regardless of your personal politics, if Trump is acquitted in an unconstitutional process, it means he is not accountable to the law, and we have lost our constitutional democracy.

    If he is acquitted in a constitutional manner, of course I still think it would be a miscarriage of justice, but that is an entirely different debate that I'm not trying to start.

    Either we live in a constitutional democracy, or we do not.

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  2. Comment on The Bug That Exposed Your PayPal Password in ~comp

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    Somewhere, someone was lazy. Or stupid. Or ignorant. That's got to cover about 90% of these types of things. :|

    Somewhere, someone was lazy. Or stupid. Or ignorant. That's got to cover about 90% of these types of things. :|

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  3. Comment on North Korea's Kim celebrates completion of 'modern mountainous city' in ~design

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    Shocking in a country where he can just round up people and send them to labour camps. Seems like a lame excuse. Accidental almost-humanity. heh. 😠 ¹ emphasis mine

    delayed by shortage of building materials and labour. ¹

    Shocking in a country where he can just round up people and send them to labour camps. Seems like a lame excuse. Accidental almost-humanity. heh. 😠


    ¹ emphasis mine

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  4. Comment on Every way to cook a tomato | Bon Appétit in ~food

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    I have now spent slightly more than a contiguous half hour watching numerous different ways of cooking - or sometimes "cooking" - a tomato. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I actually enjoyed...

    I have now spent slightly more than a contiguous half hour watching numerous different ways of cooking - or sometimes "cooking" - a tomato. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

    I actually enjoyed it, although I had to roll my eyes a bit at a few points. But I'm also curious to try some of these. In particular making tomato paste. When I was a kid, I discovered tomato paste and mayo makes for a very interesting dip/sauce, although I've never really found much good use for it. It tastes good, though. Maybe homemade tomato paste will help inspire something. Maybe as a sauce for fish or something.

    And I'm always on the hunt for homegrown flavour - storebought tomatoes suck. But some of these cooking methods look like they might help bring some of that flavour profile I crave.

    So overall, all joking aside, a nice video - thanks!

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  5. Comment on Scientists turn undersea fiber optic cables into seismographs in ~tech

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    Seems extremely handy if they can get it to work on existing cables without interfering with their operation. And maybe they could account for this in the construction of new cables - maybe...

    Seems extremely handy if they can get it to work on existing cables without interfering with their operation. And maybe they could account for this in the construction of new cables - maybe there's a way to make it work better by planning for it. Hopefully!

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  6. Comment on A writer’s prefab retreat sits lightly upon the land in Joshua Tree in ~design

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    That's a very interesting design. Except for the complete lack of office space, it's not too far away from something I'd want. But I'd want it somewhere with quick broadband. heh

    That's a very interesting design. Except for the complete lack of office space, it's not too far away from something I'd want. But I'd want it somewhere with quick broadband. heh

  7. Comment on How to increase taxes on the rich (if you must) in ~finance

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    Sounds like I need to go do more reading on VAT - since we don't have it here. My understanding of VAT is that basically it was sales tax on, like, non-food items. So it targets non-essentials and...

    Sounds like I need to go do more reading on VAT - since we don't have it here. My understanding of VAT is that basically it was sales tax on, like, non-food items. So it targets non-essentials and is therefore at least a less regressive tax.

    I'm glad for your reply! I'll go off to learn more now :)

    edit: I had the idea of VAT a bit wrong. Basically, for anyone else confused like me: It is, at the most simple level, not about the type of product, but about the manufacturers. As something is produced and sold, each company involved pays tax relative to the amount of increased value they added to the product. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Value-added_tax

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  8. Comment on Yes, electric vehicles really are better than fossil fuel burners in ~tech

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    The good news is that in most places, renewable energy is slowly taking over. That trend is awesome, and will only improve as the tech means it's cheaper, so it won't take regulations to change;...

    The good news is that in most places, renewable energy is slowly taking over. That trend is awesome, and will only improve as the tech means it's cheaper, so it won't take regulations to change; it'll happen naturally.

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  9. Comment on Amazon workers stage strike on Black Friday in ~finance

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    I love using Amazon. I don't love how they treat their employees. I wish this was in the US. As much as it would delay a couple of things I have ordered… they need to fix this problem. It wouldn't...

    I love using Amazon. I don't love how they treat their employees. I wish this was in the US. As much as it would delay a couple of things I have ordered… they need to fix this problem. It wouldn't take a whole lot of additional cost to provide humane employment in their warehouses.

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  10. Comment on How to increase taxes on the rich (if you must) in ~finance

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    Neither are poor people, and yet they seem to be demonized. Uh, no it's not. When you look at the extremity of income inequality, there is absolutely no way to justify it. Not the level of...

    Rich people are not all the same

    Neither are poor people, and yet they seem to be demonized.

    In this brief essay, I won’t comment on whether we should redistribute more. That question is hard,

    Uh, no it's not. When you look at the extremity of income inequality, there is absolutely no way to justify it. Not the level of inequality people think should exist, or even the level people think exists; those would be fine enough. But the level at which is actually is is completely extreme.

    But okay, I'll keep reading.

    earns, say, $10 million a year

    I mean, okay, but it's the billionaires and above that should be the primary focus. At least the author doesn't believe we're railing against people making 200k/yr. I'd think $10m/yr would probably be around the upper bounds for reasonable income inequality, but okay, let's keep going.

    Who should pay higher taxes? Sam Spendthrift or Frank Frugal?

    Why would how anyone spends their money be a tax issue? Do we ask the same for poor people? I suppose we do - there's people who think those on welfare somehow are able to eat steak and shrimp and drive fancy cars, when the reality is not so. That type of person might judge how someone spends their money. I don't. At least not in this context. I'd judge if someone spent money trying to impose their religion on the country, for example, or to support racism. But that's a different discussion.

    [rephrasing, so not a quote per se] Some tax plans hit the saver harder than the spender, so perhaps VAT would be better

    Sales tax is regressive. However, VAT is not quite the same since VAT doesn't (or shouldn't/wouldn't) apply to things like food.

    So why not both? Again, it's not (or shouldn't be) people making a million bucks who are the problem. It's the top thousand or so families who look at the people making $10m/yr and think of them as poor. THOSE are the target.

    I guess I have strong objections about who is or should be the main target of the discussions about income inequality. But as far as the relatively little substantive discussion in the PDF, sure, I'm open to some of these ideas.

    I also am a strong supporter of UBI. We need to make sure that nobody faces starvation in this country. And as productivity continues to rise and rise, we need to make sure a fair share of that goes into the pockets of the workers instead of increasingly putting more and more wealth in the hands of the lucky few who skim it off of the people, keeping everyone down.

    There's no excuse in this country not to have universal health care working in whatever form. There's no excuse for there not to be safety nets. There's no excuse the wealth concentrated in the hands of a tiny tiny few should mean so many live in poverty.

    Let's have a safety net for everyone. If some people don't want to work, fine, let them have a basic existence. If some people can't work due to mental or physical issues - we have the wealth to take care of them. For those that are willing and able to work, we should have protections on place for them for a safe work environment, fair wages. And while we're on it, let's talk sick time and vacation. We can do all this and still let the wealthy be wealthy. Nobody¹ wants there to be zero wealthy people. That's a distraction. We just don't want the people with billions and billions to have that much on the backs of everyone else.

    If everyone is getting a fair shake - health care, UBI, protections, etc - if in that environment some can still be ultra-ultra-rich? Well, I'm a bit less concerned.


    ¹ well, very very very few

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  11. Comment on In some towns in Finland, one-person households are now a majority in ~life

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    As a married man, I'm jealous. Just don't tell my wife! 🤣

    As a married man, I'm jealous. Just don't tell my wife! 🤣

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  12. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~test

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    What about a comment about a comment about a comment? TOO FAR!!!!

    What about a comment about a comment about a comment?

    TOO FAR!!!!

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  13. Comment on Please leave the Corvette alone in ~finance

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    An eCorvette would ruin the world because it would mean an eCorvette exists. Look at the eMustang: The world is ruined because it exists. :rolls eyes:

    An eCorvette would ruin the world because it would mean an eCorvette exists. Look at the eMustang: The world is ruined because it exists. :rolls eyes:

    4 votes
  14. Comment on UPS employees allegedly ran massive drug shipment operation, evading authorities for a decade in ~news

  15. Comment on Amazon doesn’t report its warehouse injury rates — but we have an inside look in ~tech

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    We need unions badly in this country. Right now, the corporations have all the power and the people have none and it is literally injuring and killing us.

    We need unions badly in this country. Right now, the corporations have all the power and the people have none and it is literally injuring and killing us.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Europe Is Officially out of IPv4 Addresses in ~tech

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    Well, they need to set aside all these good and valid reasons, because I want to play with the new toys! :)

    Well, they need to set aside all these good and valid reasons, because I want to play with the new toys! :)

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  17. Comment on Any other WordPress hosts around? Or other WordPress enthusiasts? in ~tech

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    Just to touch on wpcli — it's a free tool. Can't argue much with the rest of your comment, although I have a more positive outlook on the whole ecosystem, not that I think it's without problems...

    Just to touch on wpcli — it's a free tool. Can't argue much with the rest of your comment, although I have a more positive outlook on the whole ecosystem, not that I think it's without problems and not that I disagree totally with things you've said. In fact, I'd add that, for example, a lot of plugins are absolute crap. heh.

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  18. Comment on Europe Is Officially out of IPv4 Addresses in ~tech

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    I really with IPv6 would hurry up and become more widely deployed. My reasons are mostly petty, but I would like the freedom and ability to have all my (and clients') websites on different IPs....

    I really with IPv6 would hurry up and become more widely deployed. My reasons are mostly petty, but I would like the freedom and ability to have all my (and clients') websites on different IPs. Also, partly would require concept changes from ISPs, but I'd like to have a set of IPv6 so I could put each device on its own public IP address. It would make life mostly easier¹.


    ¹ a major exception being that NAT does help protect the devices behind it since none of those devices can be easily reached from the outside without specifically being set up. But dang it, I'd like to very easily be able to access my computer remotely without dynamic DNS and having to set things up beforehand!

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