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  1. Comment on Jack Dorsey: Bids reach $2.5m for Twitter co-founder's first post in ~tech

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    The best explanation I've seen is that this is a way to easily launder money, the same way the art world works, but with even less required effort.

    The best explanation I've seen is that this is a way to easily launder money, the same way the art world works, but with even less required effort.

    8 votes
  2. Comment on Breakthrough male contraceptive pill derived from Chinese medicine in ~science

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    Really looking forward to see if this finally solves the problem we've all wanted, I do sincerely hope the best for future research.

    In animal tests, the team found that a single daily oral dose rendered male mice infertile within three to four weeks, and monkeys in five to six weeks. The compound seems to work by deforming almost 100 percent of the test animals’ sperm so they can no longer swim forwards, throwing an effective spanner in their journey to the egg.

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    The team says that triptonide ticks all the right boxes. Not only is it effective and easy to take as a pill, but it’s non-hormonal, so it shouldn’t result in any unwanted mood or behavioral changes. No toxic side effects were noted either, and perhaps most importantly, the process is completely reversible – when the treatment is halted, fertility returns within four to six weeks.

    Really looking forward to see if this finally solves the problem we've all wanted, I do sincerely hope the best for future research.

    13 votes
  3. Comment on Valve ceases development on their unfinished rework of Artifact, makes both the original and new versions free to play in ~games

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    It'll be interesting to see if this skyrockets their user base and development begins again, actually I'll go ahead and call it and that's precisely what is going to happen. It's brought new...

    It'll be interesting to see if this skyrockets their user base and development begins again, actually I'll go ahead and call it and that's precisely what is going to happen. It's brought new players to the fold already, will be at the top of the free to play categories, and even I am downloading it to play for the first time.

    10 votes
  4. Comment on Do any other US citizens think of emigrating? in ~talk

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    As long as he did not renounce his Italian citizenship, or they did not renounce their Italian citizenship before he was born, then he should still be applicable (or you) to file for Italian...

    As long as he did not renounce his Italian citizenship, or they did not renounce their Italian citizenship before he was born, then he should still be applicable (or you) to file for Italian citizenship.

    Everything and everyone I've talked to makes note that as long as you were born before your parents renounce you are able to claim your citizenship, but there may be other factors.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Do any other US citizens think of emigrating? in ~talk

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    That's the plan! I'm getting as many documents as possible beforehand to not waste time or money on the entire ordeal. Hopefully one day that'll be the case! And happy your family was able to get...

    That's the plan! I'm getting as many documents as possible beforehand to not waste time or money on the entire ordeal.

    Hopefully one day that'll be the case! And happy your family was able to get through the process!

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Do any other US citizens think of emigrating? in ~talk

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    That sounds about right, and for most robotics team I was apart of in HS, and mentor for now. Sad state of affairs.

    my robotics team worked out of a closet in the woodshop while the football team got $2 million to improve the already fancy football field.

    That sounds about right, and for most robotics team I was apart of in HS, and mentor for now. Sad state of affairs.

    7 votes
  7. Comment on Do any other US citizens think of emigrating? in ~talk

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    I am currently in the process of doing so, and have been wanting to emigrate for the past ten years. Healthcare: my family has a history of less-than-stellar health, from disease to high blood...

    I am currently in the process of doing so, and have been wanting to emigrate for the past ten years.

    What factors motivate you to move?

    Healthcare: my family has a history of less-than-stellar health, from disease to high blood pressure, heart attacks (almost every 'male' in my family has about four), late diabetes, cancer, and back issues. We have a whole mix, and every time it has brought my family to near ruin due to the healthcare system in America.

    Security: The amount of domestic terrorism that the average person here in the states have to accept as normal life is horrific and totally not okay for the people to be surrounded by, always living in fear and paranoia.

    Scientific: I run a small robotics company,and there are more opportunities for scientific research and higher concentration of scientists, and engineers within a few hours of anywhere in Europe than anywhere else on the planet. Scientific development is my only goal in life, and I want to be where that happens.

    Liberty: I am gay* and the United States is just not overall safe, while things are getting better, we still have a lot of issues, especially with the domestic terrorism issues previously mentioned.

    Education: Europe has the greatest concentration of education, and if I become an EU citizen I can ensure that my children, and my younger sisters will be able to get a proper and mainly debt-free education. I can get that for them by claiming my right as an Italian Citizen (see "What timeline are you looking at?")

    What would be an ideal location for you?

    I am currently preparing to move to Southern France, I dislike the cold, and I miss the ocean (Born in Florida). I also love their political, healthcare and justice systems, their version of democracy, and overall history and culture.

    What timeline are you looking at?

    My great-great grandfather was Italian before immigrating, this means that by Italian law I can file and become an italian citizen by means of ancestry by descent (Jure Sanguinis). This grants me the ability to live, work, and exist anywhere in the EU. The process takes about a year or two as you have to get all the documents required (birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, etc) but I already have most of these and have confirmed the existence of the others. Then I will have to have a consulate visit and should be able to get Italian citizenship within the year if I am lucky.

    I am hopeful that I will be able to migrate in about a year (confident within two) at where I am, and when the world isn't dealing with the whole "apocalyptic movie plot" thing going on right now.

    I'm an open book, ask me anything if you want!

    18 votes
  8. Comment on Brave has acquired Cliqz and their Tailcat search engine, plans to offer a privacy-oriented search engine in ~tech

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    Just their headline is enough to make me laugh "offer the first private alternative to Google Search". Brave is an iffy company with some backwards ethics, especially in cases of making monetary...

    Just their headline is enough to make me laugh "offer the first private alternative to Google Search".

    Brave is an iffy company with some backwards ethics, especially in cases of making monetary gains.I won't trust them as much as I once wanted to.

    12 votes
  9. Comment on What is a song that to you sounds like the world? in ~music

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    Colin Stetsons album with Sarah Neufeld, Never Were the Way She Was, has been a love of mine since first listen and will likely remain for many years. This would be the best jumping off point for...

    Colin Stetsons album with Sarah Neufeld, Never Were the Way She Was, has been a love of mine since first listen and will likely remain for many years. This would be the best jumping off point for me.

    Once you hear his work, you can start picking him out in the multitudes of movies and shows he now composes for, he just has an intense distinct sound and you will always be delighted to know the composer just by listening.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Weezer - Zombie Bastards (2019) in ~music

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    Weezer has always been one of my all time favourite bands and their concert was one of the best I've ever been to. This is a fun song they did for their Black album about two years ago that I...

    Weezer has always been one of my all time favourite bands and their concert was one of the best I've ever been to. This is a fun song they did for their Black album about two years ago that I think more people should have the chance to vibe with.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Aliens: Fireteam - Announcement trailer in ~games

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    This could be a lot of fun, looks like a mix of a Final Fantasy, TitanFall 2, and Dead Space.

    This could be a lot of fun, looks like a mix of a Final Fantasy, TitanFall 2, and Dead Space.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Scientists discover massive 'pipeline' in the cosmic web connecting the universe in ~space

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    I want to know how quickly the gas is able to transfer, how they remain in connection (magnetic drive lines fields?), how they even seek out and are delivered, if the gas transitions between...

    I want to know how quickly the gas is able to transfer, how they remain in connection (magnetic drive lines fields?), how they even seek out and are delivered, if the gas transitions between different forms of matter to get to where it needs to be, and the most important one — can we hitch a ride?

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Scientists discover massive 'pipeline' in the cosmic web connecting the universe in ~space

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    This is so insanely cool. A pipeline that transports star making materials to galaxies in need to aide them in growing? This is a topic of research that is going to have mind-blowing results the...

    Now, scientists led by Hai Fu, an associate professor of astronomy at the University of Iowa, have spotted what they describe as a “pipeline” gas filament feeding an enormous galaxy that formed when the universe was 2.5 billion years old, about one fifth of its current age.

    The results showed that the stream lacked heavy elements such as aluminum, carbon, iron, and magnesium. Since the environment inside massive galaxies like SMM J0913 is constantly being enriched with heavy elements, which are spewed out by the explosion of stars, this telltale hint demonstrated that the gas was getting piped in from outside of the galaxy, from a depleted environment.

    This is so insanely cool. A pipeline that transports star making materials to galaxies in need to aide them in growing? This is a topic of research that is going to have mind-blowing results the more we learn.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Nickelodeon creates Avatar Studios to create new Avatar, Legend of Korra content in ~tv

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    This is probably the best news for the Avatar universe we could have hoped for.

    This is probably the best news for the Avatar universe we could have hoped for.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on I will be launching the beta of AskBibleScholars.com official blog very soon and have questions about image copyright in ~misc

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    You really don't need to worry about it. You'll only get a DMCA takedown if something happens, and then you can just remove it. You're protected under most legal jurisdictions for being a content...

    You really don't need to worry about it. You'll only get a DMCA takedown if something happens, and then you can just remove it. You're protected under most legal jurisdictions for being a content host/provider and not the poster.

    8 votes