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  1. Comment on What's your computer/PC like? in ~tech

  2. Comment on Reddit is finally facing its legacy of racism in ~tech

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    I think this article is finally the push I needed to completely delete my 12 year old reddit account. Is anyone aware of a good backup tool that could allow me to save comments, posts, etc.?

    I think this article is finally the push I needed to completely delete my 12 year old reddit account. Is anyone aware of a good backup tool that could allow me to save comments, posts, etc.?

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  3. Comment on What does it mean to be a ‘Karen’? Karens explain: As the meme has become more prominent online, its meaning has become confused – with real-life Karens caught in the crosshairs in ~life

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    The fact that you’re equating an Internet meme with the systemic denigration of entire populations shows that you both have never experienced racism, nor understand what the word really means.

    The fact that you’re equating an Internet meme with the systemic denigration of entire populations shows that you both have never experienced racism, nor understand what the word really means.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Has DuckDuckGo recently started giving you significantly worse results? in ~tech

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    I've specifically noticed an increase in amazon.com results, instead of results pointing either directly to an item's corporate product page, or some article discussing said search term. Anyone...

    I've specifically noticed an increase in amazon.com results, instead of results pointing either directly to an item's corporate product page, or some article discussing said search term. Anyone else? I'm still sticking with DDG, but I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    4 votes
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Comment on Everyone’s a socialist in a pandemic: Republicans want Medicare for all, but just for this one disease in ~health

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

  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Comment on <deleted topic> 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.

  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Comment on Democratic Debate #1 Thread (Night 2) in ~news

  18. 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
  19. Comment on When do you use a VPN? in ~tech

  20. 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