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  1. Comment on Florida governor issues coronavirus stay-at-home order after heavy criticism in ~health.coronavirus

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    Let's call it like it is: Looking at that list, is anyone surprised? Unfortunately this is par for the course.

    Let's call it like it is: Looking at that list, is anyone surprised? Unfortunately this is par for the course.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on 'Bernie bros' and the debate about how to deal with the "dirtbag left" explained in ~misc

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    This summarizes my thoughts exactly. The one feeling (paranoia?) I can't shake though: How much of this furor is stroked by state-sponsored propaganda (both domestic & abroad)? At this point, I've...

    This summarizes my thoughts exactly. The one feeling (paranoia?) I can't shake though: How much of this furor is stroked by state-sponsored propaganda (both domestic & abroad)? At this point, I've pulled back from a lot of liberal social media & meme communities simply because I don't know what / who to trust anymore. And if I'm completely honest? Aside from some lost chuckles, I don't think I'm missing much.

    8 votes
  3. Comment on Everyone’s a socialist in a pandemic: Republicans want Medicare for all, but just for this one disease in ~misc

  4. Comment on Iran's Qassem Soleimani killed in US airstrike at Baghdad airport in ~news

  5. Comment on America's parents want paid family leave and affordable child care. Why can't they get it? in ~life

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    Because many Americans vote for politicians that will prevent this from ever becoming a reality. At the end of the day, we only have ourselves to blame.

    Because many Americans vote for politicians that will prevent this from ever becoming a reality. At the end of the day, we only have ourselves to blame.

    13 votes
  6. Comment on George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin's family for more than $100 million in ~news

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    I couldn't agree more. It's a perfect example of how there is truly no justice in this world (or certainly not in this country): a teenager was killed without consequence under thinly-veiled...

    I couldn't agree more. It's a perfect example of how there is truly no justice in this world (or certainly not in this country): a teenager was killed without consequence under thinly-veiled racism, while his killer walks free & legally torments the victim's family with endless drama every few years.

    7 votes
  7. Comment on Google to acquire Fitbit for $2.1 billion in ~tech

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    I casually collect watches (sub $700 range, nothing crazy), but have recently fell in love with a 1980s Casio A168WA. Waterproof, backlit, and a battery that lasts forever. It’s become my daily...

    I casually collect watches (sub $700 range, nothing crazy), but have recently fell in love with a 1980s Casio A168WA. Waterproof, backlit, and a battery that lasts forever. It’s become my daily driver because of how simple/useful it is, despite it’s arguably the most basic out of everything I own. If you’re also a watch guy I recommend checking it out.

  8. Comment on macOS Catalina is available today in ~tech

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    Not at all! When I checked Tildes this morning, yours was the only normal, well-balanced parent comment. I responded to yours precisely because it was good!

    hope you're not including me in that!

    Not at all! When I checked Tildes this morning, yours was the only normal, well-balanced parent comment. I responded to yours precisely because it was good!

    1 vote
  9. Comment on macOS Catalina is available today in ~tech

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    I've only been using it for ~24 hours, but it runs very well on my 2018 retina air -- I might even say better than Mojave, which I had found to be generally sluggish. Sidecar works flawlessly on...

    I've only been using it for ~24 hours, but it runs very well on my 2018 retina air -- I might even say better than Mojave, which I had found to be generally sluggish. Sidecar works flawlessly on my 11' air and will be a nice little second screen when I'm traveling for work.

    As an aside: Everyone seems to have something negative to say about this release (i.e. every comment on this thread...) but I think it's a solid, incremental step forward. Probably a topic for a new submission entirely, but I've noticed an annoying trend over the last 4/5 years where every OS release -- regardless of platform -- turns into an anti-Windows/Android/iOS/OSX circlejerk. I'm not sure what the right solution is, but these attitudes drown out all other relevant discussion and have a tendency to leak into other non-tech topics as well.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on The sun sets on We - The story of WeWork's IPO postponement and CEO ouster in ~finance

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    WeWork has been one of the most fascinating & entertaining corporate scandals in a long time. The next most recent is of course Theranos, which will always remind me of this HackerNews comment —...

    WeWork has been one of the most fascinating & entertaining corporate scandals in a long time. The next most recent is of course Theranos, which will always remind me of this HackerNews comment — one of the best internet comments I have ever read.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Where did all the nerds go? in ~talk

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    I'm surprised at how many people got triggered by your (imo fairly innocuous) question. Ironically these "gate keeping" comments might be an inadvertent response to your question? Even mentioning...

    I'm surprised at how many people got triggered by your (imo fairly innocuous) question. Ironically these "gate keeping" comments might be an inadvertent response to your question? Even mentioning the concept of high school cliques causes outrage, and maybe that's further proof of why we see less obvious "nerds" vs. "jocks" vs. "whatever". In other words, calling yourself an "other" is criticized so harshly by acceptance culture that kids must fall in line & conform.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Google and Dell team up to take on Microsoft with Chromebook Enterprise laptops in ~tech

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    Not to mention the question of why an enterprise customer would use storage-heavy formats like photos / videos on a work machine in the first place.

    Not to mention the question of why an enterprise customer would use storage-heavy formats like photos / videos on a work machine in the first place.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Democratic Debate #1 Thread (Night 2) in ~news

  14. Comment on An interesting study into how ads are fingerprinting your devices in ~comp

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    In OP’s case, small businesses == small advertisers. Since you can’t know beforehand what ads will be served from a small business, preemptively disabling the ad-on isn’t really a solution.

    In OP’s case, small businesses == small advertisers. Since you can’t know beforehand what ads will be served from a small business, preemptively disabling the ad-on isn’t really a solution.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on When do you use a VPN? in ~tech

  16. Comment on People of Tildes, what apps and programs do you use regularly on your PC? in ~tech

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    If you're in the Apple ecosystem, I've been using & have become a big fan of Bear over these last few months. It syncs using iCloud across Mac, iPad, iPhone, etc., and has amazing hotkey support.

    If you're in the Apple ecosystem, I've been using & have become a big fan of Bear over these last few months. It syncs using iCloud across Mac, iPad, iPhone, etc., and has amazing hotkey support.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on The golden age of YouTube is over - The platform was built on the backs of independent creators, but now YouTube is abandoning them for more traditional content in ~tech

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    It's been over as a community or "thing" for years, but as a consumer it's no less useful and arguably better than ever in terms of sheer volume of content. To quote a 3 year old comment from...

    It's been over as a community or "thing" for years, but as a consumer it's no less useful and arguably better than ever in terms of sheer volume of content.

    To quote a 3 year old comment from /r/nyc that I saved ages ago:

    This is the degeneration of culture, and it happens all the time - it's just a feature of culture itself as the occupants and entrants of it grow larger and more outside entrance displaces self perpetuity.

    It's why middle America freaks out over mass illegal immigration and the fact that white people won't be a majority in 20 years and Spanish is everywhere in consumer markets, it's why people mourn CBGB closing, it's why people get salty over "cultural appropriation"

    Identity (as a material and social thing) is a big deal, and defined identities get that way through being exclusive, and yet people want identities - so they try getting them by adopting that which came before or was discovered elsewhere and "ruin it", etc.

    Happens all the time, it'll keep happening, too."

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Brexit: Theresa May vows to stand down after deal is passed in ~news

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    As an American who has struggled to keep up with the torrent of news, this to me is one of the greatest ironies. Also who can forget Boris Johnson's shirking of responsibilities?

    As an American who has struggled to keep up with the torrent of news, this to me is one of the greatest ironies. Also who can forget Boris Johnson's shirking of responsibilities?

    5 votes
  19. Comment on How did you come across Tildes? in ~talk

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    I find Tildes to be a more enjoyable Hacker News. I work in a specialized tech role, and don't find the vast majority of HN articles interesting / relevant. That said I've historically gone to HN...

    I find Tildes to be a more enjoyable Hacker News. I work in a specialized tech role, and don't find the vast majority of HN articles interesting / relevant. That said I've historically gone to HN for the insightful comments. I'm finding that more & more, Tildes scratches both my itches -- great articles & insightful comments. To me, Reddit has become a place that I browse when I'm on the toilet looking to kill a few minutes; Tildes is where I come when I really want to dive into "the internet" and maybe learn a thing or two.

    15 votes
  20. Comment on At Blind, a security lapse revealed private complaints from Silicon Valley employees in ~tech

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    I’m a blind member and think it’s a great way to stay informed of deep company gossip: reorgs, execs leaving, etc. before those events are officially announced. I would never leak information /...

    I’m a blind member and think it’s a great way to stay informed of deep company gossip: reorgs, execs leaving, etc. before those events are officially announced. I would never leak information / talk negatively about my employer for fear of being caught though.

    4 votes