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  1. Comment on Political discussion here seems to be really bad. Is it even possible for it to be good? in ~tildes

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    It's easier to pick sides in politics than discussion the actual matter.

    It's easier to pick sides in politics than discussion the actual matter.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on What is something that you learned/were taught wrong? in ~talk

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    Tons of ideas in biology I learned at school was "wrong" by today's standards. For example there were supposedly 20 proteinogenic amino acids, another one was discovered a few years back, now it's...

    Tons of ideas in biology I learned at school was "wrong" by today's standards.

    For example there were supposedly 20 proteinogenic amino acids, another one was discovered a few years back, now it's 22. The standard genetic code table was updated as well.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What browser do you use? How have you customized it? in ~tech

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    I am using Chrome v70 because I need to see what's going on with chrome://net-internals/#events

    I am using Chrome v70 because I need to see what's going on with chrome://net-internals/#events

  4. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    been playing Black Desert. Liked the character design and action combat. Life must grind on.

    been playing Black Desert. Liked the character design and action combat. Life must grind on.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Is anyone else here wondering when our overlord will open this place up a little? in ~tildes

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    For now, the main reason I really, really dislike about reddit is its user base. Yes everyone can vote but it sucks that a brigade of bots can downvote you without much discussion.

    For now, the main reason I really, really dislike about reddit is its user base. Yes everyone can vote but it sucks that a brigade of bots can downvote you without much discussion.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on The Results of the 2019 Census in ~tildes

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    None is a religion? OP must be using Python!

    None is a religion? OP must be using Python!

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Taiwan’s ‘born independent’ millennials are becoming Xi Jinping’s lost generation in ~news

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    I think the bill is irrelevant. HK has been protesting for years the bill just happens to the last straw in the camel's back.

    By stirring up the pot with the extradition bill

    I think the bill is irrelevant. HK has been protesting for years the bill just happens to the last straw in the camel's back.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on I need to talk about The Witcher! in ~tv

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    the timeline of the story telling is very confusing for ESL viewers like me. I had trouble keep track of all the places and names happening everywhere.

    the timeline of the story telling is very confusing for ESL viewers like me. I had trouble keep track of all the places and names happening everywhere.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    chain watched the Witcher from Netflix. I bought all 3 witcher games but barely played them. Never read the novel either.

    chain watched the Witcher from Netflix.

    I bought all 3 witcher games but barely played them. Never read the novel either.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on The GOG GALAXY 2.0 Open Beta is now available in ~games

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    Or FriendsOfGalaxy could allow users to register their own apps?

    using OpenID and SteamAPI is not an option, as plugin's service hits API limits after just a couple of minutes (think of all Galaxy users using this plugin).

    Or FriendsOfGalaxy could allow users to register their own apps?

  11. Comment on “Join Reddit to keep reading” - an account is now required to read comment threads on the mobile website in ~tech

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    at first I thought "hmm, maybe reddit should ban me for not reading enough books and spent too much time lurking online"

    at first I thought "hmm, maybe reddit should ban me for not reading enough books and spent too much time lurking online"

  12. Comment on Let's Talk: What are your guiding rules in life? in ~talk

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    not rules for life but rules for reading news: I often ask myself three questions before proceeding reading any news on the interweb or on paper: Why am I seeing this? what's the expected reader...

    not rules for life but rules for reading news:

    I often ask myself three questions before proceeding reading any news on the interweb or on paper:

    1. Why am I seeing this?
    2. what's the expected reader reaction designed by the author?
    3. what's the target audience of this piece? Which demographic benefit most from this publicity?
    3 votes
  13. Comment on What are your personal picks for "Games of the Decade"? in ~games

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    team fortress 2 I spent 4k hours on this shit. GTA V

    team fortress 2

    I spent 4k hours on this shit.

    GTA V

    1 vote
  14. Comment on China's ancient dominance, how the west took it away from China and how China is regaining it. in ~humanities

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    Chinese here. And I find this video pretty spot on. There's been a dedicated term called 川建国 for Mr. Trump. It's basically means Trump the (Chinese) Empire Builder. The former president had a...

    Chinese here. And I find this video pretty spot on.

    There's been a dedicated term called 川建国 for Mr. Trump. It's basically means Trump the (Chinese) Empire Builder. The former president had a similar name 奥观海, Obama the Listener across the (Pacific) Ocean.

    Tactics described on the video had an online reputation of Strategic Fooyou Agency

    For my personal perspective, I am also pessimistic about the dystopian future. But the video got one thing very wrong IMO. Mao, cultural revolution and Communism, which is the weakest foundation of China's totalitarian ideology. If we take a more neutral approach towards Communism, leftists, worker's rights, unions, etc maybe there is still a chance that the world can be saved.

    While China is having a shopping spree in Euroasia and Africa, foreign investment are getting more welcomed in China, BMW bought its JV shares to a majority, Tesla built its GF3 in Shanghai as WFOE, etc.

    AMA.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on Tell me about your smartphone! in ~talk

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    I am using MiNote3 (Not Redmi) Snapdragon 660 3500 mAh Cam 12MP+12MP 5.5 Inch, 1080p screen 6G RAM 128 Storage Costs about $299. Mostly lightweight use. I dont think I need a new phone soon. The...

    I am using MiNote3 (Not Redmi)

    • Snapdragon 660
    • 3500 mAh
    • Cam 12MP+12MP
    • 5.5 Inch, 1080p screen
    • 6G RAM
    • 128 Storage

    Costs about $299.

    Mostly lightweight use. I dont think I need a new phone soon.

    The most important thing for me is: 1. can be rooted 2. Better camera.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What's one thing you HAVEN'T been able to find online, no matter how hard you tried? in ~talk

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    the death of what.cd is a huge loss for mankind.

    the death of what.cd is a huge loss for mankind.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What are some interesting websites (tech related or not) that I can add to my endless rotation of Reddit, Tildes and Hacker News? in ~talk

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    one has yet to get an invitation.

    one has yet to get an invitation.

  18. Comment on What's the Best IMDB Alternative? in ~movies

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    I plan to write a decentralized version on top of git. Make friends with merge & diff!

    I plan to write a decentralized version on top of git. Make friends with merge & diff!

    2 votes
  19. Comment on In 1886, the US Government commissioned 7,500 watercolor paintings of every known fruit in the world in ~arts

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    This is amazing. I want a printed version along with multi languages and trivia about that fruit.

    This is amazing. I want a printed version along with multi languages and trivia about that fruit.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Low-paid American workers produce tear gas in potentially dangerous conditions. It's then shipped to Hong Kong where it's used against pro-democracy protesters. in ~news

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    wow, I mean, what's wrong with the world. I seldom click articles from Buzzfeed but this one is amazing.

    wow, I mean, what's wrong with the world. I seldom click articles from Buzzfeed but this one is amazing.

    2 votes