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  1. Comment on Computers were faster when they were slower in ~tech

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    Hey this kind of off topic but when did "cringey" become "cringe". I'm genuinely curious because I was used to always seeing "cringey" but now I only see "cringe" as the adjective form.

    are kind of cringe

    Hey this kind of off topic but when did "cringey" become "cringe". I'm genuinely curious because I was used to always seeing "cringey" but now I only see "cringe" as the adjective form.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on What Are You Reading - Science Edition in ~science

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    I'm starting on Knuth's 《The Art of Computer Programming》.

    I'm starting on Knuth's 《The Art of Computer Programming》.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What If Climate Change and Rising Nationalism Both Had the Same Solution? in ~news

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    I know this isn't very relevant to the main point of the article but the first paragraph just seemed egregiously wrong to me. Diamond blames the collapse of Easter Island society on the Rapa Nui...

    "The scholar Jared Diamond argues that, on Easter Island, between 1400 and the 1600s, the chiefs and priests—the island's elite—laid waste to the forests within a few hundred years"

    I know this isn't very relevant to the main point of the article but the first paragraph just seemed egregiously wrong to me. Diamond blames the collapse of Easter Island society on the Rapa Nui themselves when It seems more likely that the Rapa Nui were another victim of colonialism.

    "In December 1862, Peruvian slave raiders struck Easter Island. Violent abductions continued for several months, eventually capturing or killing around 1500 men and women, about half of the island's population."[0]

    "Eyraud contracted tuberculosis during the 1867 island epidemic, which took a quarter of the island's remaining population of 1,200, with only 930 Rapanui remaining" [0]

    "Dutrou-Bornier set up residence at Mataveri, aiming to cleanse the island of most of the Rapa Nui" [0]

    "There was nobody left on the island who knew how to read the characters since the Peruvians had brought upon the death of all the wise men" [1]

    [0] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Easter_Island
    [1] http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/64/mikanowski.php?

    3 votes
  4. Comment on 4 words poetry challenge in ~creative

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    Is Rhyming Required Here?

    Is Rhyming Required Here?

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Political Confessional: I Think Private Schools Should Be Banned in ~life

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    Forcing everybody to send their children off to spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, to a state-run institution for ten years seems a little draconian and opposed to the idea of self-agency to me.

    Forcing everybody to send their children off to spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, to a state-run institution for ten years seems a little draconian and opposed to the idea of self-agency to me.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on I don’t care for haiku in ~creative

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    It's almost as if they were meant for another language entirely

    It's almost as if
    they were meant for another
    language entirely

    7 votes
  7. Comment on The demise of a California housing measure shows how progressives abandon progressive values in their own backyards in ~misc

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    Tilde posts seem to mostly mirror HN posts so I guess that could part of the reason why.

    Tilde posts seem to mostly mirror HN posts so I guess that could part of the reason why.

  8. Comment on Laying out all the evidence: Shiva Ayyadurai did not invent email in ~tech

  9. Comment on Origin of Sino-Tibetan language family revealed by new research in ~humanities

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    "Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History" Yikes

    "Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History"

    Yikes

  10. Comment on The Sims 4 is currently free on Origin in ~games

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    My kid had been wanting the Sims for quite a while now. Thanks!

    My kid had been wanting the Sims for quite a while now. Thanks!

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Alabama Public Television refuses to air 'Arthur' episode with gay wedding in ~lgbt

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    To be fair, I've met quite a few nonreligious homophobes.

    To be fair, I've met quite a few nonreligious homophobes.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on My Cousin Was My Hero. Until the Day He Tried to Kill Me in ~life

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    I cried in the middle of the article. Everything sacred about the family: the bond between cousin and cousin, the bond between husband and wife, had been destroyed in his life. I think the author...

    I cried in the middle of the article. Everything sacred about the family: the bond between cousin and cousin, the bond between husband and wife, had been destroyed in his life. I think the author intended to speak about masculinity, but he also managed to highlight the shortcomings of the idea of family itself in a way that deeply affected me.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Black Mirror Season 5 - Individual episode trailers in ~tv

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    I remember how almost all the antagonistic characters in the early seasons were women, and how the directors said that it was a deliberate choice to contrast against the traditional concept of...

    I remember how almost all the antagonistic characters in the early seasons were women, and how the directors said that it was a deliberate choice to contrast against the traditional concept of "maternal nurturing" or something to that effect. What I'm getting at is I anticipate a lot of cryptomisogyny in that episode.

  14. Comment on Necrobarista - Gameplay Trailer - PC release on August 8, 2019 in ~games

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    Now I really can't wait to check it out.

    VA-11 Hall-A

    Now I really can't wait to check it out.

  15. Comment on What cultural misunderstandings have you experienced? in ~talk

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    Aside from the implied disrespect, I personally don't consider picking your tooth as bad manners.

    Aside from the implied disrespect, I personally don't consider picking your tooth as bad manners.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on What cultural misunderstandings have you experienced? in ~talk

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    Go to r/China and you'll see how hateful most expats there are of the country they're in. They're perfectly aware that they're in a different country, they just wish that they weren't.

    Go to r/China and you'll see how hateful most expats there are of the country they're in. They're perfectly aware that they're in a different country, they just wish that they weren't.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Necrobarista - Gameplay Trailer - PC release on August 8, 2019 in ~games

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    Although the trailer was very intriguing, for a gameplay trailer it sure didn't show a whole lot of gameplay. I can't even tell what type of game it is but the premise makes me want to check it...

    Although the trailer was very intriguing, for a gameplay trailer it sure didn't show a whole lot of gameplay. I can't even tell what type of game it is but the premise makes me want to check it out regardless.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on alyaza is unbanned in ~tildes.official

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    For what it's worth, I do that on other platforms and I also happen to agree with most of @alyaza's politics. I think it's not an uncommon thing to do though, some people just think the whole...

    For what it's worth, I do that on other platforms and I also happen to agree with most of @alyaza's politics. I think it's not an uncommon thing to do though, some people just think the whole convention of capital/lowercase letters is extraneous.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on How does a rural Colorado county with three people per square mile send 30 students to an Ivy League institution? in ~life

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    To anybody like me who was surprised by the title, it's 30 people since the 1960s not 30 people yearly.

    Newnam became the 13th student from Las Animas County since the 1960s to head to Princeton to pursue a degree. There have been 17 more since then.

    To anybody like me who was surprised by the title, it's 30 people since the 1960s not 30 people yearly.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on alyaza is unbanned in ~tildes.official

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    That really does seem like a better system.

    That really does seem like a better system.