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  1. Comment on What will happen in 2019? in ~talk

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    I'm sorry, but overthrowing capitalism will always outweigh concepts like "racism" and "homophobia" imo That stuff will pretty much cease to exist without capitalism anyway

    I'm sorry, but overthrowing capitalism will always outweigh concepts like "racism" and "homophobia" imo

    That stuff will pretty much cease to exist without capitalism anyway

    3 votes
  2. Comment on What will happen in 2019? in ~talk

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    nice post, thx. dems pretending to be leftists is part of the reason why the overton window in america is so fucked.

    nice post, thx.

    dems pretending to be leftists is part of the reason why the overton window in america is so fucked.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Australians are the richest people in the world in ~misc

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    That'd be a pretty pointless argument...

    That'd be a pretty pointless argument...

    6 votes
  4. Comment on Why we should believe in ghosts in ~misc

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    People underestimate just how fucking weird PEOPLE are, cuz of taboos and stuff. It forces people to come up with extra explanation for stuff that's happened. Going from weird experience to...

    People underestimate just how fucking weird PEOPLE are, cuz of taboos and stuff. It forces people to come up with extra explanation for stuff that's happened. Going from weird experience to believing in ghosts is a massive jump in logic, IMO.

    It reminds me of when I was a youth, a big family story that went around was that my Aunt was held down by a ghost, as it "ghost raped" her. Like, she was traumatized, the family came together and people talked about it for YEARS. There was no proof of anything of course, because her and her husband were divorced so she slept alone and since it was a "ghost" doing all of this, of course there was no physical signs of abuse.

    Turns out she has pretty serious issues staying asleep and was experiencing her first bout of sleep paralysis. She literally waited a decade to talk to a doctor about it. She was so terrified about the non-existant figure over her that she even assigned the damn thing some intentions (to rape), and a backstory (dead rapist killed by wife, IIRC). Anyways, she's way less crazy now and all it took was the doctor being like, "yeah that happens to people."

    She fuckin' sold the house, for christ's sake.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on What will be left of the people who make our games? in ~games

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    lol that's bullshit, what? It's up to the workers to make sure they're getting a fair deal?

    lol that's bullshit, what? It's up to the workers to make sure they're getting a fair deal?

    1 vote
  6. Comment on In search of the dark mode holy grail in ~comp

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    I wish I could make the entire internet solarized like Tildes is. The light mode is really easy on the eyes, especially with flux/nightshift. Dark mode is also a pleasing palette.

    I wish I could make the entire internet solarized like Tildes is. The light mode is really easy on the eyes, especially with flux/nightshift. Dark mode is also a pleasing palette.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on The 12 best indie metroidvania games in ~games

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    Oh shit, thanks for the shout out for humble bundle. I just picked up that one, been wanting to play momodora.

    Oh shit, thanks for the shout out for humble bundle. I just picked up that one, been wanting to play momodora.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Apple's new proprietary software locks kill independent repair on new MacBook Pros in ~tech

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    it practically never comes up on casual conversations from what i've seen. "videos that talk about what apple does right" is a weird metric to measure how over or underrated something is.

    it practically never comes up on casual conversations from what i've seen. "videos that talk about what apple does right" is a weird metric to measure how over or underrated something is.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on US judge asks Tesla's Musk and SEC to justify fraud settlement as 'fair and reasonable', while Musk continues tweeting complaints about SEC in ~tech

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    Wanna hook it up with a list of personal accomplishments?

    Wanna hook it up with a list of personal accomplishments?

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Meet The Man Who Test Drives Sex Robots in ~tech

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    I don't think sex bots are gonna be the first ones to reach sentience lol. Probably should worry about military AI passing the turning test...

    I don't think sex bots are gonna be the first ones to reach sentience lol. Probably should worry about military AI passing the turning test...

    4 votes
  11. Comment on No Cash Needed At This Cafe. Students Pay The Tab With Their Personal Data in ~misc

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    Word, no worries. I was definitely meaning mass data. I was trying to say that people don't think their data is worth anything because it's worth very little on its own.

    Word, no worries. I was definitely meaning mass data.

    I was trying to say that people don't think their data is worth anything because it's worth very little on its own.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on White House limits scope of the FBI's investigation into the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh in ~news

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    I'm sure you've noticed the newfound rogue sense of agency prevalent in our government right now. They're already contacting women who made accusations against Kav, that the GOP made clear they...

    I'm sure you've noticed the newfound rogue sense of agency prevalent in our government right now.

    They're already contacting women who made accusations against Kav, that the GOP made clear they deem irrelevant yesterday. So, the scope is pretty uncertain from the get-go, despite the WH's wishes. They're clearly blind here.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on White House limits scope of the FBI's investigation into the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh in ~news

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    Good luck with that, lol. FBI is gonna do what it feels necessary.

    Good luck with that, lol. FBI is gonna do what it feels necessary.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on No Cash Needed At This Cafe. Students Pay The Tab With Their Personal Data in ~misc

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    Uh, where are you getting those numbers? That's absolutely not true that the average person's data is worth that much.

    Uh, where are you getting those numbers? That's absolutely not true that the average person's data is worth that much.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on No Cash Needed At This Cafe. Students Pay The Tab With Their Personal Data in ~misc

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    It's not really that valuable on an individual scale. This kind of data is sold for pennies. That's why people don't understand it's worth. If you could sell this shit to someone on the...

    It's not really that valuable on an individual scale. This kind of data is sold for pennies. That's why people don't understand it's worth.

    If you could sell this shit to someone on the blackmarket for $10k, that would change people's tunes. The fact is it isn't worth much in a day and age like today. Which is helpful for the data companies, to say the least.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Kavanagh Vote Delayed One Week for FBI Probe in ~news

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    Crazy. I'm surprised they caved, and pretty grateful for the few senators who made tough decisions.

    Crazy. I'm surprised they caved, and pretty grateful for the few senators who made tough decisions.

    13 votes
  17. Comment on Lil Wayne - Tha Carter V in ~music

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    Nearly every album in the genre could benefit by staying in the 45 minute - 1 hour range, imo. I fell asleep about 2/3 through, but I could already tell that this is album would be immensely...

    Nearly every album in the genre could benefit by staying in the 45 minute - 1 hour range, imo. I fell asleep about 2/3 through, but I could already tell that this is album would be immensely better if limited to 10-15 songs.

    You're right in the quality of his lyrics, I was pretty impressed with some of the tunes. I had low expectations as well, but didn't expect to enjoy some of the tunes I heard nearly as much as I did. I can't rate it yet, but the album is worthy of interest.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Is neoliberalism destroying the world? in ~science

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    I'll give this a listen after work. I used to be neoliberal myself and since have drifted further and further left.

    I'll give this a listen after work. I used to be neoliberal myself and since have drifted further and further left.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on New allegation of drunken assault surfaces against Kavanaugh from 1998 in ~news

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    So is your suggestion to like, let it go? Lol.

    So is your suggestion to like, let it go? Lol.

    1 vote