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  1. Comment on Why Monero in ~tech

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    Yup, I 100% agree with you. I think the fundamental question for crypto supporters is: Do you view crypto as a get rich quick scheme or an alternative currency? I don't see how both can be true at...

    Yup, I 100% agree with you. I think the fundamental question for crypto supporters is: Do you view crypto as a get rich quick scheme or an alternative currency? I don't see how both can be true at the same time.

    If you want to treat crypto like a casino, by all means I guess. Just don't expect others to take it seriously as some potential replacement for the USD.

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  2. Comment on Portland, Oregon, is ground zero for violent culture-war clashes. And it’s spreading in ~misc

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    I just don't think that there is the same political implications of police unions vs actual labor unions. I know some folks have said that eliminating police unions could be some kind of slippery...

    I just don't think that there is the same political implications of police unions vs actual labor unions. I know some folks have said that eliminating police unions could be some kind of slippery slope and I don't see that playing out. They are a very specific and unique form of union that is antithetical to the public interest.

    I think that the public also just does not trust the police and want increased oversight of them. This is aligned with the interests of limiting police union power or even returning to a time when they were abolished.

    The survey, conducted by Gallup from early June to mid-July, found that confidence in the police had fallen five points, to 48 percent, from the year before. Gallup, which started tracking the public’s confidence in a range of public institutions in 1973 during the Watergate scandal, adding the police in 1993, said this was the “first time in the 27-year trend that this reading is below the majority.”

    But despite the overall decline, the survey found that Republicans’ confidence in the police had risen seven points, to 82 percent. Democrats’ faith in law enforcement dropped six points, to 28 percent.

    Especially as Democratic constituents have such low trust in the police, I could certainly see more Democratic cities / states taking action against police unions to rally their base.

    Two-thirds of Americans (66%) say that civilians need to have the power to sue police officers to hold them accountable for misconduct and excessive use of force, even if that makes the officers’ jobs more difficult. Just 32% say that, in order for police officers to do their jobs effectively, they need to be shielded from such lawsuits.

    While qualified immunity is a big piece that holds back police accountability, I think that police unions could be a more politically feasible action.

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  3. Comment on Portland, Oregon, is ground zero for violent culture-war clashes. And it’s spreading in ~misc

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    It is extremely misleading to compare police unions as an institution to the broader labor movement. Police almost always side against labor and the working class. Police unions only are focused...

    It is extremely misleading to compare police unions as an institution to the broader labor movement. Police almost always side against labor and the working class. Police unions only are focused on their narrow sphere of influence and do not support the broader labor movement. Police unions purpose are to prevent transparency and accountability to the public and defend police violence, obviously this is against the public's interest.

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  4. Comment on Portland, Oregon, is ground zero for violent culture-war clashes. And it’s spreading in ~misc

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    That is really funny that you suggested that podcast because Robert Evans does that podcast and also wrote this article. I also really like Robert's Behind the Bastards podcast as well!

    That is really funny that you suggested that podcast because Robert Evans does that podcast and also wrote this article. I also really like Robert's Behind the Bastards podcast as well!

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  5. Comment on Portland, Oregon, is ground zero for violent culture-war clashes. And it’s spreading in ~misc

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    I wonder you fellow Tilderinos feel about this? Ultimately, I put a massive amount of blame on the police in Portland and their complete lack of response, if not outright complicity in working...

    As U.S. representative and far-right extremist Paul Gosar put it at an Oath Keeper gathering when asked about a potential second civil war: “We’re in it. We just haven’t started shooting each other yet.”

    I wonder you fellow Tilderinos feel about this?

    Ultimately, I put a massive amount of blame on the police in Portland and their complete lack of response, if not outright complicity in working with the Proud Boys and Oathkeepers to enact violence. I think this line in the article is pretty telling in this regard:

    Police Chief Chuck Lovell announced that his department would not take any action to intervene in assaults. “People should not necessarily expect to see the police standing in the middle of the crowd trying to keep people apart,” he said. “People need to keep themselves apart and avoid physical confrontation.”

    Proud Boys are a recognized white supremacist fascist street gang that demand that their members commit acts of violence in order to rise up their ranks. It is completely absurd to just let these violent thugs run rampant through the streets unopposed by police.

    I don't think we are nearly at the point of a Civil War, but I do think we are going to see increasing amounts of domestic terrorism and violence perpetuated by these groups.

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  6. Comment on ‘Y: The Last Man’ paints a thoroughly grim picture of a world without Y chromosomes: TV review in ~tv

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    Spoiler Marko 😭😭😭 And yeah, fully agree. The Will looked like he could have some redemption at some point, but now absolutely not. fuck him. Yeah, it has been a rough three years waiting for the...
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    Marko 😭😭😭

    And yeah, fully agree. The Will looked like he could have some redemption at some point, but now absolutely not. fuck him.

    Yeah, it has been a rough three years waiting for the next volumes to come out.

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  7. Comment on ‘Y: The Last Man’ paints a thoroughly grim picture of a world without Y chromosomes: TV review in ~tv

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    Maaaan, those last couple of pages were brutal. I'm interested in your thoughts once you wrap it up. Sounds like you are speeding through it quick.

    Maaaan, those last couple of pages were brutal. I'm interested in your thoughts once you wrap it up. Sounds like you are speeding through it quick.

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  8. Comment on The Matrix Resurrections – Official trailer 1 in ~movies

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    Another issue that is potentially relevant is that there was a Matrix MMO, Matrix Online, which is still considered canon. And spoilers for a 2005 game, but in it Morpheus does die. More details...

    Another issue that is potentially relevant is that there was a Matrix MMO, Matrix Online, which is still considered canon. And spoilers for a 2005 game, but in it Morpheus does die.

    More details here - I’m Sorry To Say Laurence Fishburne Died In The 2005 Matrix MMORPG

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  9. Comment on Los Angeles Police Department told to collect the social media information of every civilian they interview, including individuals who are not arrested or accused of a crime in ~tech

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    This seems super Unconstitutional. The following is from the DOJ Ferguson Police report from 2015. This seems very similar to what the FPD were doing in requesting ID of random pedestrians and...

    This seems super Unconstitutional.

    The following is from the DOJ Ferguson Police report from 2015. This seems very similar to what the FPD were doing in requesting ID of random pedestrians and anyone stopped in a vehicle, even without probable cause or reasonable suspicion.

    Stop-and-identify laws stand in tension with the Supreme Court’s admonition that a person approached by a police officer “need not answer any question put to him; indeed, he may decline to listen to the questions at all and may go on his way.” Florida v. Royer, 460 U.S. 491, 497-98 (1983). For this reason, the Court has held that an officer cannot require a person to identify herself unless the officer first has reasonable suspicion to initiate the stop. See Brown v. Texas, 443 U.S. 47, 52-53 (1979) (holding that the application of a Texas statute that criminalized refusal to provide a name and address to a peace officer violated the Fourth Amendment where the officer lacked reasonable suspicion of criminal activity); see also Hiibel, 542 U.S. at 184 (deeming the reasonable suspicion requirement a “constitutional limitation[]” on stop-and-identify statutes).

    In our conversations with FPD officers, one officer admitted that when he conducts a traffic stop, he asks for identification from all passengers as a matter of course. If any refuses, he considers that to be “furtive and aggressive” conduct and cites—and typically arrests—the person for Failure to Comply. The officer thus acknowledged that he regularly exceeds his authority under the Fourth Amendment by arresting passengers who refuse, as is their right, to provide identification. See Hiibel, 542 U.S. at 188 (“[A]n officer may not arrest a suspect for failure to identify himself if the request for identification is not reasonably related to the circumstances justifying the stop.”); Stufflebeam v. Harris, 521 F.3d 884, 887-88 (8th Cir. 2008) (holding that the arrest of a passenger for failure to identify himself during a traffic stop violated the Fourth Amendment where the passenger was not suspected of other criminal activity and his identification was not needed for officer safety). Further, the officer told us that he was trained to arrest for this violation.

    Source: https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2015/03/04/ferguson_police_department_report.pdf

    The actions of the LAPD seem very similar to the racial profiling and abuse of power found by the Ferguson PD and I hope the hammer gets dropped on them soon.

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  10. Comment on The Matrix Resurrections – Official trailer 1 in ~movies

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    I wonder if the "wrongness" of Yahya's character is because he is either a reincarnation of Morpheus or if he is actually a machine simulation of some type.

    I wonder if the "wrongness" of Yahya's character is because he is either a reincarnation of Morpheus or if he is actually a machine simulation of some type.

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  11. Comment on ‘Y: The Last Man’ paints a thoroughly grim picture of a world without Y chromosomes: TV review in ~tv

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    Nice! Saga is currently on a hiatus since 2018, but is expected to resume writing soon. In the meantime, there are 54 issues of Saga out and they all were recently compiled into a 1,300 page...

    Nice! Saga is currently on a hiatus since 2018, but is expected to resume writing soon. In the meantime, there are 54 issues of Saga out and they all were recently compiled into a 1,300 page hardback compendium which is pretty cool. There are also 9 tradebacks that you can pick up if you prefer those. It is easily my favorite comics series I have read.

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  12. Comment on ‘Y: The Last Man’ paints a thoroughly grim picture of a world without Y chromosomes: TV review in ~tv

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    I absolutely love the Y: The Last Man comics and am really excited for this project. I also highly recommend another of Brian K. Vaughn's work, SAGA. It is an extremely unique sci-fi series of two...

    I absolutely love the Y: The Last Man comics and am really excited for this project. I also highly recommend another of Brian K. Vaughn's work, SAGA. It is an extremely unique sci-fi series of two star-crossed lovers trying to escape a galaxy spanning war with their newborn child. It has some really amazing themes around family and redemption as well as great artwork.

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  13. Comment on New Matrix: Resurrections teaser trailers use inline dynamic time in ~movies

  14. Comment on The Reddit COVID blackout has begun in ~tech

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    the label was I think someone did it just for increased visibility

    the label was

    "to the top with you!"

    I think someone did it just for increased visibility

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  16. Comment on The Reddit COVID blackout has begun in ~tech

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    I think you may have jumped the gun on this. I checked the discord server and the last updates I saw was the organizers yesterday saying they are not blacking out today, that they needed more time...

    I think you may have jumped the gun on this.

    I checked the discord server and the last updates I saw was the organizers yesterday saying they are not blacking out today, that they needed more time to organize, and are considering maybe Thursday.

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  17. Comment on Almost all of the top subreddits are moderated by the same people in ~tech

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    This is an old and outdated list. Several of those accounts actually deactivated their accounts because of the witchhunts from this shit the last time it was circulated a year ago. How about we...

    This is an old and outdated list. Several of those accounts actually deactivated their accounts because of the witchhunts from this shit the last time it was circulated a year ago.

    How about we dont help perpetuate witchunts here?

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