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  1. Comment on California to ban sale of new gas-only cars in 2035 under Newsom order in ~enviro

  2. Comment on The Results of the Actual Unofficial 2020 Tildes Census in ~tildes

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    I would love to see a plot of the political compass results that show all of the answers on them, rather than just the single average.

    I would love to see a plot of the political compass results that show all of the answers on them, rather than just the single average.

    14 votes
  3. Comment on PlayStation 5 Showcase - Price revealed as $499/$399 (USD), releasing on Nov. 12th or 19th (depending on country) in ~games

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    Note sure that is really accurate. The Xbox Series X is going to cost $499, while its slower version the Series S is going for $299. So they both effectively cost the same if you want top of the...

    Interesting with the final retail prices that Microsoft got the cheaper console in this generation.

    Note sure that is really accurate. The Xbox Series X is going to cost $499, while its slower version the Series S is going for $299.

    So they both effectively cost the same if you want top of the line system with disc support. Both of them offer cheaper alternatives if you don't need a disc or if you don't care about highest visual quality.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on The Intercept promised to reveal everything. Then its own scandal hit in ~misc

  5. Comment on The Xbox Series S will launch for $299 USD on November 10 in ~games

  6. Comment on The Xbox Series S will launch for $299 USD on November 10 in ~games

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    I have to admit that I am entirely confused by the Xbox naming strategy. Is this a next-generation console for Microsoft, or is this a downgrade from their current system? What is the actual name...

    I have to admit that I am entirely confused by the Xbox naming strategy. Is this a next-generation console for Microsoft, or is this a downgrade from their current system? What is the actual name of their current and planned next-generation console?

    5 votes
  7. Comment on S3RL Absolutely Presents... (Happy Hardcore Mix) in ~music

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    Because in the immortal words of Chazz Michael Michaels "It gets the people going"

    Because in the immortal words of Chazz Michael Michaels "It gets the people going"

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Super Mario Bros 35th Anniversary Direct in ~games

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    I am really excited for the Super Mario Trilogy game for Switch. I never got a chance to play Mario Sunshine so and I loved 64 and Galaxy.

    I am really excited for the Super Mario Trilogy game for Switch. I never got a chance to play Mario Sunshine so and I loved 64 and Galaxy.

    11 votes
  9. Comment on Trump administration announces nationwide eviction moratorium through end of the year in ~life

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    I imagine the point is that this will push the evictions off until after the election when it no longer matters to Trump if millions of Americans are made homeless or not. It hurts his reelction...

    after the moratorium is up they're all getting evicted anyway so wtf was the point.

    I imagine the point is that this will push the evictions off until after the election when it no longer matters to Trump if millions of Americans are made homeless or not.

    It hurts his reelction chances if this all happens in the fall.

    9 votes
  10. Comment on Trump administration announces nationwide eviction moratorium through end of the year in ~life

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    What would actually have been useful for the issue of lack of ability to pay rent would be if the federal government actually continued to extend the increased unemployment benefits. Or they could...

    What would actually have been useful for the issue of lack of ability to pay rent would be if the federal government actually continued to extend the increased unemployment benefits.

    Or they could have been issuing monthly checks to all Americans since the start of the pandemic.

    But instead they are just continuing to push back renters falling off the financial cliff a few more months as they continue to accrue back rent that they will be unable to pay once this all ends.

    This does not help renters who are just going to amass massive debt they can't pay and get evicted in six months.

    This does not help landlords who are not seeing a dime of rent money from their properties and are falling behind on property taxes and mortgages.

    On top of this, the executive order doesn't even fully stop evictions.

    The fourth line of the actual order states:

    Landlords are still permitted to pursue eviction against tenants committing criminal acts, threatening the health or safety of other residents, and damaging property, among other offenses.

    So landlords can still just fine some other reason to evict you anyway.

    10 votes
  11. Comment on Reddit announces "power-ups", their plan to have individual subreddits unlock features through members paying for a monthly subscription in ~tech

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    Lol - For a company the size of Reddit they should be employing way more people. The only reason they have so few employees is because they rely on thousands and thousands of free volunteer labor...

    I don't know why they have 400 employees for a fairly simple website, but you know.

    Lol - For a company the size of Reddit they should be employing way more people. The only reason they have so few employees is because they rely on thousands and thousands of free volunteer labor from moderators.

    Right now Reddit is the 6th most trafficked website in the United States after Google, YouTube, Amazon, Yahoo, and Facebook. For comparison, Twitch is 15th, Instagram is 17th, and Twitter is 34th.

    https://www.alexa.com/topsites/countries/US

    From some quick google searches, it looks like Facebook has about 44 thousand employees and Twitter has 4,600. So despite its huge influence online, the fact that Reddit only has a few hundred paid employees is worrying and is part of the reason why it is known as such a hive of toxicity and hate online.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Confessions of a Trump troll - A Georgia lawyer describes how he used twenty fake Twitter accounts to disseminate political disinformation in ~tech

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    I think the New Yorker is doing an incredible disservice by framing this as just simple trolling rather than a concerted push to spread misinformation, sow chaos, and interfere with our elections...

    I think the New Yorker is doing an incredible disservice by framing this as just simple trolling rather than a concerted push to spread misinformation, sow chaos, and interfere with our elections process.

    Out of curiosity, he attended a far-right gathering, where he found the younger attendees to be “maybe a little misguided, but well intended.” He began creating fake Twitter accounts, he said, to see “whether I could get more interactions, more retweets, by being a little more radical.” The Confederate flag was often his avatar, or the Bonnie Blue, a lesser-known Confederate banner. For his handles, he made up acronyms with a nationalistic tinge, such as FFK: Faith Folk and Kin. He fashioned the accounts’ ersatz users as boomers or gun-rights activists. The latter, he said, were easy: “Just follow Dana Loesch and interact with those crazy girls who stay up all night tweeting Second Amendment stuff.” He added, “I’d get them to retweet me and then my following would blow up.” By the time the 2016 race was under way, he had about twenty accounts, each with a few thousand followers. His fake alt-right accounts amplified Trump’s messaging and distorted Hillary Clinton’s. (“Something about her makes me nervous,” he said.) His fake Antifa ones spread what he called “disinformation and false stories” to benefit Trump.

    It seems pretty clear to me that this guy is not just LARPing as a white nationalist on Twitter, but sincerely believes in the cause. I am really disappointed that the New Yorker let this guy be anonymous and didn't out him for the racist chaos agent that he gleefully expresses that he is.

    20 votes