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  1. Comment on What's the longest running quandary/debate you've had with yourself? in ~talk

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    In my limited experience, people simply want a way to identify common experiences with you. I simply list the places I have lived for a significant portion of my life, and it gives people a chance...

    In my limited experience, people simply want a way to identify common experiences with you.

    I simply list the places I have lived for a significant portion of my life, and it gives people a chance to say "Oh, I've been there" or "Oh, I've always wanted to go there" or "I met a guy who lived there once, did you ever meet him too?"

    3 votes
  2. Comment on 5 cheap(ish) things to make the perfect cup of coffee in ~food

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    For those unfamiliar with a percolator, this video should help.

    percolator

    For those unfamiliar with a percolator, this video should help.

  3. Comment on What's something you have always wanted to know about being LGBT (but were maybe afraid to ask)? in ~talk

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    Yup. Am I wrong to assume that coming out to Backwater Bob is a lot more scary/effort than coming out to Big City Bob who already has a bundle of gay friends and acquaintances?

    Yup. Am I wrong to assume that coming out to Backwater Bob is a lot more scary/effort than coming out to Big City Bob who already has a bundle of gay friends and acquaintances?

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Silicon Valley abandons the culture that made it the envy of the world in ~tech

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    I have no problem with large companies. I do have a problem with any company that continually exhibits anti-competitive/ anti-consumer behavior. To me, the obvious answer is to break up the...

    I have no problem with large companies.

    I do have a problem with any company that continually exhibits anti-competitive/ anti-consumer behavior.

    To me, the obvious answer is to break up the company. Your Experian data was stolen? Break Experian up.

    If a CEO had to choose between a little less profitability versus a real risk of losing half the company, which do you think they would choose?

    13 votes
  5. Comment on What's something you have always wanted to know about being LGBT (but were maybe afraid to ask)? in ~talk

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    I have a few questions about coming out. When you come out to someone, what is your preferred reaction? If I say OK, and maybe inquire if you have a partner/ can I see a photo/ oh they are cute,...

    I have a few questions about coming out.

    When you come out to someone, what is your preferred reaction? If I say OK, and maybe inquire if you have a partner/ can I see a photo/ oh they are cute, is that copasetic?

    Lesbians never come out to me. I'm a dude, so I think I know why. (I'll resist the almost irresistible temptation to mansplain it to you all.) But if you told my wife or one of my close friends, then I probably know. I never mention it, to you or to anyone else. I figure it is your business to share with others, not mine, and I frankly am not sure if I should even know your business. Do you prefer it that way?

    Lastly, is there a difference between coming out to someone who has gay friends, vs coming out to someone who has not had a chance to ask all those questions that might be bubbling around in their heads? Or has the internet allowed everyone to get all the usual questions out of the way first? Do any of you lead in with the question "Do you have any gay friends.... that you know about?"

    Peace and love to you all.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on The new breed of sex addicts - who don't have sex in ~life

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    Oh, this also reminds me of a factoid from about ten years ago. The average amount of time a person spends watching any single porn video is about three minutes. I used to feel bad for those that...

    Oh, this also reminds me of a factoid from about ten years ago.

    The average amount of time a person spends watching any single porn video is about three minutes.

    I used to feel bad for those that produced hour long porn VCR's.

    I guess it's nice to know that someone, somewhere, actually watches the entire damn porn video?

    3 votes
  7. Comment on In retrospect it seems hard to overstate the cultural damage done by South Park in ~tv

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    So we agree? I didn't mean the whole younger generation is at fault, I should have stated that a significant portion of those that grew up watching south park were influenced against even thinking...

    So we agree?

    I didn't mean the whole younger generation is at fault, I should have stated that a significant portion of those that grew up watching south park were influenced against even thinking about global warming by ManBearPig.

  8. Comment on In retrospect it seems hard to overstate the cultural damage done by South Park in ~tv

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    Yes, but I strongly believe there are things worth getting worked up over. Over population/ global warming/ pollution/ the massive loss of earths natural ecosystem is one. The ability of rich...

    Yes, but I strongly believe there are things worth getting worked up over.

    1. Over population/ global warming/ pollution/ the massive loss of earths natural ecosystem is one.

    2. The ability of rich individuals or foreign nations to sway democratic elections in order to make the rich even richer.

    When South Park started attacking what I fundamentally feel is important, I went from loving the show to despising it.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on In retrospect it seems hard to overstate the cultural damage done by South Park in ~tv

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    Oh sure, the younger generation are much more open to change. The boomer generation are much more likely to be dismissive of global warming. But Boomers use whatever they heard on Fox News last...

    Oh sure, the younger generation are much more open to change. The boomer generation are much more likely to be dismissive of global warming. But Boomers use whatever they heard on Fox News last week, not the ManBearPig line.

    My point remains, that South park did indeed massively damage the American culture by so effectively skewering global warming. I personally don't care if South Park back peddled. The damage is done.

    Now I used to like the show. A lot. So I am not trying to make you feel bad for watching it.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on In retrospect it seems hard to overstate the cultural damage done by South Park in ~tv

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    Have you been exposed to rural America? It's a whole different world out there.

    Have you been exposed to rural America?

    It's a whole different world out there.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on The new breed of sex addicts - who don't have sex in ~life

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    This study is interesting, as it breaks down three common profiles of porn viewers. If you drill down to the actual study you see that the compulsive porn watchers are mostly men, who watch porn...

    This study is interesting, as it breaks down three common profiles of porn viewers.

    If you drill down to the actual study you see that the compulsive porn watchers are mostly men, who watch porn for an average of 15 minutes.

    In general, those that compulsively watched porn for only a short time had the most sexual disfunction.

    They didn't study those that compulsively watched porn for hours. Perhaps because they are very hard to find.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on In retrospect it seems hard to overstate the cultural damage done by South Park in ~tv

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    South Park started propagating a clear ideology with ManBearPig in 2006. Scientists were fairly unanimous even back then. South park, in mocking what Gore was saying, instead of attacking what he...

    South Park started propagating a clear ideology with ManBearPig in 2006.

    Scientists were fairly unanimous even back then. South park, in mocking what Gore was saying, instead of attacking what he was saying, was too much for me.

    The concept of ManBearPig quickly permeated social media.

    It created a whole generation [of South Park fans] who dismissed global warming with "ManBearPig."

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    9 votes
  13. Comment on Malaise in ~talk

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    What is high-brow lit?

    high-brow lit

    What is high-brow lit?

  14. Comment on Australian Federal Court orders Google to turn over identifying information of user who left negative review for Melbourne dentist. in ~tech

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    He is probably hoping for more clients, as opposed to offering free technical advice :) He's a lawyer. I've yet to meet a lawyer who is technically competent. When all you have is a hammer,...

    He is probably hoping for more clients, as opposed to offering free technical advice :)

    He's a lawyer. I've yet to meet a lawyer who is technically competent.

    When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

    court system's catching up now and there are ways and means of obtaining that information

    Sounds like he is referring to suing the VPNs via the courts to unmask the anonymous user.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Australian Federal Court orders Google to turn over identifying information of user who left negative review for Melbourne dentist. in ~tech

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    Huh.

    "If you're out there trying to hide by anonymity, even via VPN, I think the court system's catching up now and there are ways and means of obtaining that information," he said.

    Huh.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Security researchers partner with Chrome to take down over 500 browser extensions in a fraud network affecting 1.7 million users in ~tech

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    I've segmented my browsing into distinct browsers for well over a decade. Chrome: Google/ News/ Social media. Has 14 plugins. Firefox: For secured accounts. Has no plugins.

    I've segmented my browsing into distinct browsers for well over a decade.

    Chrome: Google/ News/ Social media. Has 14 plugins.

    Firefox: For secured accounts. Has no plugins.

    7 votes
  17. Comment on McClatchy, second-largest local news company in the US, files for bankruptcy due to drop in print-based circulation and revenue along with massive pension obligations in ~news

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    They pushed pretty hard to not shed the pension obligations. Also, shouldn't the pensions be covered by PBGC?

    They pushed pretty hard to not shed the pension obligations.

    It sought what was ultimately granted to about a dozen companies: 30 years to meet its pension funding requirements instead of the current seven years

    Also, shouldn't the pensions be covered by PBGC?

    2 votes
  18. Comment on How Not To Get Sick On A Plane: A Guide To Avoiding Pathogens in ~health

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    The purpose of a mask is to either stop you from infecting someone else stop you from touching your nose/mouth after touching an infected surface That second one seems entirely counter intuitive.

    The purpose of a mask is to either

    1. stop you from infecting someone else

    2. stop you from touching your nose/mouth after touching an infected surface

    That second one seems entirely counter intuitive.

  19. Comment on Andrew Yang drops out of presidential race in ~news

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    The issue I see with a country wide ranked choice primary is it gives too much voice to the Trumps and Bloombergs of this world. Trump blankets the news with outrageous 2am tweets, and Bloomberg...

    The issue I see with a country wide ranked choice primary is it gives too much voice to the Trumps and Bloombergs of this world. Trump blankets the news with outrageous 2am tweets, and Bloomberg is blanketing the super Tuesday states with self funded advertisements.

    For all it's flaws, having Iowa take the lead allows a small selection of the electorate to truly get to know all the candidates.

  20. Comment on What TV classics are significantly better than the remake? in ~tv

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    @Algernon_Asimov recommended The Orville as being just as good as the original Star Trek. After watching the show, I tend to agree.

    @Algernon_Asimov recommended The Orville as being just as good as the original Star Trek. After watching the show, I tend to agree.

    4 votes