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  1. Comment on Pet cloning is way more advanced than you thought in ~science

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    Why is that? 🤔

    They are based in Texas though- that part makes perfect sense

    Why is that? 🤔

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Tour of 'The One', a $500m mansion in Bel-Air in ~design

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    I love/hate dating shows like Love is Blind that are "not about appearances" but everyone looks like white supermodels.

    I love/hate dating shows like Love is Blind that are "not about appearances" but everyone looks like white supermodels.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on New MacBook Pros in ~tech

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    After shipping, currency conversion, taxes, and the HUGE Apple Premium, a MacBook is costing enough to buy a car in my neck of the woods lol

    After shipping, currency conversion, taxes, and the HUGE Apple Premium, a MacBook is costing enough to buy a car in my neck of the woods lol

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Could search engines be fostering some Dunning-Kruger? in ~science

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    Exactly this! So much this! OMG why so many useless discussions where we should be asking questions instead of giving opinions! Happens IRL too, this just kills me. Why waste hours talking about...

    But in the end, I think we should be humble enough to admit that, as outsiders, we often can't tell good papers from bad

    Exactly this! So much this! OMG why so many useless discussions where we should be asking questions instead of giving opinions! Happens IRL too, this just kills me. Why waste hours talking about something no one can really say anything remotely concrete about? Let's talk about movies, movies are awesome! :P

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Could search engines be fostering some Dunning-Kruger? in ~science

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    Please label as off topic if deemed appropriate. I've been meaning to comment on that, since every time a scientific article is posted on Reddit, Hacker News, and sometimes even Tildes, suddenly a...

    Please label as off topic if deemed appropriate.

    I've been meaning to comment on that, since every time a scientific article is posted on Reddit, Hacker News, and sometimes even Tildes, suddenly a bunch of "scientists" (?) appears questioning the sample size (very popular complaint...), methodology, interpretation of the data, whatever. And I ask myself "why should I trust a random guy from the internet who may or may not have relevant knowledge on the subject, instead of just giving a chance to the authors? Isn't it possible that Random Internet Guy is just a persuasive moron?". Maybe he's missing essential details of a field that is not his own.

    Criticism is important, but these quick half-assed takedowns are more performative that anything.

    Just a thought.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Tour of 'The One', a $500m mansion in Bel-Air in ~design

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    That does ring a bell. And yes it is disgusting. Especially because it is entirely possible to have a place to unwind without hoarding land. Edit: I wouldn't even question if he at least made some...

    That does ring a bell. And yes it is disgusting. Especially because it is entirely possible to have a place to unwind without hoarding land.

    Edit: I wouldn't even question if he at least made some effort to make use of that land. Wanna have a huge farm? Sure, I get it. Maybe you have some cattle and a bunch of horses. Maybe you love horsebacking throughout your entire property. Maybe you throw monumental parties to 1000 guests. Whatever. I'd respect that. This? This is just ridiculous.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on At what height should I hang my TV? in ~talk

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    Awesome, thanks!

    Awesome, thanks!

  8. At what height should I hang my TV?

    Sorry for the elementary question but Googling that gives me 100 results and I have no idea who to trust. I need to hang a 50" TV in my bedroom on the wall opposite to my bedframe. At what height,...

    Sorry for the elementary question but Googling that gives me 100 results and I have no idea who to trust. I need to hang a 50" TV in my bedroom on the wall opposite to my bedframe. At what height, relative to my bed's height, am I supposed to hang it? How do I calculate that?

    8 votes
  9. Comment on I don't like coffee. Can James Hoffmann change that? in ~food

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    Oh yeah I'm not really saying that happens in the video, just sharing a personal anecdote about how even the slightest deviation from the norm can often aggravated some people...

    Oh yeah I'm not really saying that happens in the video, just sharing a personal anecdote about how even the slightest deviation from the norm can often aggravated some people...

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Tour of 'The One', a $500m mansion in Bel-Air in ~design

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    Netflix Most Extraordinary Houses made me ashamed of humanity. These houses look like huge (often awesome) contemporary art, most of them are completely impractical and absolutely unlivable. They...

    Netflix Most Extraordinary Houses made me ashamed of humanity. These houses look like huge (often awesome) contemporary art, most of them are completely impractical and absolutely unlivable. They are monuments to their owners egos. A show about rich people bragging about houses they made to reflect their statuses. I couldn't stop thinking "how many houses for poor people we could build with the money"?

    And the tone of the presenters is always so positive and uncritical, they literally never have anything negative to say. Feels like an advertisement to wealth and capitalist decadence.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on An escort offers an analytical and comprehensive break down of her line of work in ~life

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    Title changed completely to prevent quick dismissals, especially since that's a very long article.

    Title changed completely to prevent quick dismissals, especially since that's a very long article.

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

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    Yakuza Like a Dragon, Chapter 8. Good game, but I wish it was harder. Up until now it didn't felt challenging at all. I'm playing on normal difficulty, the only available in the first run. I also...

    Yakuza Like a Dragon, Chapter 8. Good game, but I wish it was harder. Up until now it didn't felt challenging at all. I'm playing on normal difficulty, the only available in the first run. I also understand why they kept all the names like in the original, but at this point many non-english names for people and factions became indistinguishable to me, which is not good for my understanding of the story. It doesn't help that there are lots of Korean and Chineses words too.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Batkid saves San Francisco as charity makes a wish come true (2013) in ~life

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    I'm not an emotional guy, but what an endearing story!

    I'm not an emotional guy, but what an endearing story!

    1 vote
  14. Comment on I don't like coffee. Can James Hoffmann change that? in ~food

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    That's one situation in which having a panic attack sounds almost reasonable to me.

    That's one situation in which having a panic attack sounds almost reasonable to me.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Thousands of people are trying to leave QAnon, but getting out is almost impossible in ~health

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    Direct orders are not the only way to lead, direct, influence...

    Direct orders are not the only way to lead, direct, influence...

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Thousands of people are trying to leave QAnon, but getting out is almost impossible in ~health

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    Yeah... QAnon may not have a formal hierarchical structure, but there are charismatic leaders for sure.

    Yeah... QAnon may not have a formal hierarchical structure, but there are charismatic leaders for sure.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Thousands of people are trying to leave QAnon, but getting out is almost impossible in ~health

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    That is the usual case for sure but there are many other factors that make something a cult, and QAnon has more than enough of those.

    What I think is the beating heart of a cult is a charismatic leader leading from the top, usually for their own gain

    That is the usual case for sure but there are many other factors that make something a cult, and QAnon has more than enough of those.

    3 votes