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  1. Comment on What are you confused by? in ~talk

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    Difference between capitalism and socialism. I mean I can tell when I talk to a capitalist or a socialist, but I am mostly confused about what makes a policy socialistic or capitalistic. I live in...

    Difference between capitalism and socialism. I mean I can tell when I talk to a capitalist or a socialist, but I am mostly confused about what makes a policy socialistic or capitalistic. I live in a socialist state, a lot of the policies and politicians even from the communist party have some amount of capitalistic elements/ ideologies in them, From my current understanding anyway. Also, why do Americans hate socialists so badly, Is it purely because of patriotism? I know the flaws of socialism but people here doesn't hate capitalism like Americans hate socialism (from what I see).

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  2. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I've seen that sub mentioned on multiple occasions, I have zero knowledge about how stocks or trade works. Where can I read about it? thank you :)

    I've seen that sub mentioned on multiple occasions, I have zero knowledge about how stocks or trade works. Where can I read about it? thank you :)

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  3. Comment on Are intelligent people more melancholic? in ~talk

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    I don't know if this is the right thread to say this, I have this condition called Maladaptive Daydreaming there is no clinical diagnosis for this condition, but I relate to almost all of the...

    I don't know if this is the right thread to say this,

    I have this condition called Maladaptive Daydreaming there is no clinical diagnosis for this condition, but I relate to almost all of the symptoms and stories from the subreddit. Basically when one of the many triggers occurs I get lost in a fantasy world were usually I am some kind of famous person and people I know look up to me.

    I don't remember exactly when this condition started but at its early stages the trigger has been mostly listening to music. But as I grow up more and more triggers evolved recently I found out a new trigger, a weird one, when reading or watching people saying(in TV shows or movies) specific kind of quotes.

    A sunny mood might be more pleasant, but it was also liable to be founded on illusion and denial: the melancholic were sad because they knew and had the courage to hold on to the tragedy of their insights.

    Being disappointed isn’t any sort of intellectual achievement; and nor is being merry. 

    These quotes were one of those triggers, when these type of triggers happen I fantasize about saying them to an audience and people applauding for it. It doesn't stop there, my brain make up stories for about 15 minutes after the trigger. This has affected my day to day lives but as someone with severe social anxiety issues keeping myself entertained with my own thoughts is kind of a boon. Rant over.. :)


    As for the reply to the article, I do not consider myself even remotely as an intellectual, that's probably why I never been melancholic. If we are taking authors words I fall into the "rage" category of people, but I also most times "resist the temptation to respond to provocations with fury or vindictiveness" at least recently.

    How insincere most social occasions are; the gap between what others say and what they mean; the bluster and deceit within the promises of politicians and corporations; the ultimate futility of all efforts to become famous or well thought of; the loneliness that dogs us even within the most intimate relationships; the disappointments of parenting; the compromises of friendship; the ugliness of cities and the brevity of our own lives. 

    Isn't this common sense nowadays?

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  4. Comment on DuckDuckGo now crawls the web regularly to create a free list of trackers to block in ~tech

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    Yeah I've seen some pictures of the billboards on reddit.

    Yeah I've seen some pictures of the billboards on reddit.

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  5. Comment on DuckDuckGo now crawls the web regularly to create a free list of trackers to block in ~tech

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    For instance, one of the most popular lists used by blocking software, EasyList, comprises nearly 100,000 rules — URLs or strings it instructs the blocker to watch out for. This is a great resource, but also, owing to the fact that it has been manually curated over several years, a bloated one: Thousands of those rules may no longer be accurate or relevant, and most won’t come into play during the average user’s browsing session hitting a few of the top 100 sites out there.

    DuckDuckGo’s approach is to start with a clean slate and use web crawlers — virtual online agents that visit and catalog selected aspects of sites — to build a rolling database of rules that adapts to the latest jukes by trackers and site admins.

    This database can be both comprehensive and flexible, as it compares the patterns of some 50,000 sites to find rules and associations. Tracking has become highly sophisticated, and methods exist to use multiple sites and services to identify a user who has opted out of cookies and other traditional signals. By comparing behaviors of many sites regularly and profiling the techniques employed across them, the resulting data is rich and up to date.

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  6. Comment on Boris Johnson says 3m people in Hong Kong will get path to British citizenship in ~news

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    This seems suspiciously good, what's the catch? Also where can read more about this National security Law. How does the law justifies something like this.. (From the article)

    This seems suspiciously good, what's the catch? Also where can read more about this National security Law. How does the law justifies something like this.. (From the article)

    to launch a complete crackdown on free speech, taking away the voice of the people by preventing any criticism of the Chinese government's ultra-authoritarian rule

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  7. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    It was in C, there has been a lot of help from the staff and I looked up lot of things online like hash functions and stuff.. but yeah I am proud thank you.

    It was in C, there has been a lot of help from the staff and I looked up lot of things online like hash functions and stuff.. but yeah I am proud thank you.

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  8. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I completed the 5 th week of the CS50 course and turned in the problem set. The problem was to create a fast spell checking algorithm, my algorithm is ranked at about 120 of all the participants....

    I completed the 5 th week of the CS50 course and turned in the problem set. The problem was to create a fast spell checking algorithm, my algorithm is ranked at about 120 of all the participants. Hope it didn't come out as flexing, I really am proud of myself this week. :)

    8 votes
  9. Comment on Are There Problems That Computers Can't Solve? in ~comp

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    This is interesting, I recently started taking some online cs courses and I find it hard to take in some of the topics like logic gates, working of ALUs and this is one of them. Part of it may be...

    This is interesting, I recently started taking some online cs courses and I find it hard to take in some of the topics like logic gates, working of ALUs and this is one of them. Part of it may be the language barrier but I had to rewatch the lectures couple of times to completely understand what they were saying. I wonder how important these topics would be for an aspiring software engineer.

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  10. Comment on What do you think is the next big technological breakthrough? in ~tech

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    I'm curious why nobody is mentioning a battery breakthrough in recent future. Last time I saw a similar thread It was what most people commended.

    I'm curious why nobody is mentioning a battery breakthrough in recent future. Last time I saw a similar thread It was what most people commended.

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  11. Comment on Protests over death of George Floyd disrupt Minneapolis, and beyond in ~news

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    I also worry about all of those issues including Modi getting more approval from people despite his actions. The thing is I worried/cared too much it affected my sanity and day to day life, I...

    I also worry about all of those issues including Modi getting more approval from people despite his actions. The thing is I worried/cared too much it affected my sanity and day to day life, I couldn't focus on anything, that's why I am trying to reduce political news. I dont mean any disrespect..

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  12. Comment on Protests over death of George Floyd disrupt Minneapolis, and beyond in ~news

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    Our news outlets are very keen to dissect and scrutinize whatever trump says, But I've heard little to nothing about these riots, just some protest is going on in Minneapolis. I wonder why.

    Americans haven't rioted in this scale as a reaction to something in a while.

    Our news outlets are very keen to dissect and scrutinize whatever trump says, But I've heard little to nothing about these riots, just some protest is going on in Minneapolis. I wonder why.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Protests over death of George Floyd disrupt Minneapolis, and beyond in ~news

  14. Comment on Protests over death of George Floyd disrupt Minneapolis, and beyond in ~news

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    What are these protesters trying achieve? Is there any demand, or is it just a demonstration? Its not that I don't care about injustices, I have a habit of getting into unnecessary fights with...

    What are these protesters trying achieve? Is there any demand, or is it just a demonstration? Its not that I don't care about injustices, I have a habit of getting into unnecessary fights with people on internet, so I thought its best I just ignore the provocative news atleast for a while. I would've supported them in the real world if I could, Its just not worth it for me to get into fight with internet vigilantes.

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  15. Comment on Protests over death of George Floyd disrupt Minneapolis, and beyond in ~news

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    Is this something a non - American should care about? I am trying to stay away from politics and similar provocative contents.

    Is this something a non - American should care about? I am trying to stay away from politics and similar provocative contents.

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  16. Comment on Obsidian is now in public beta - A knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files in ~tech

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    Joplin is the only notes app I was able to stick on to for more than 2 months. Apps like Notion makes me anxious with its ridiculous amount of features.

    Joplin is the only notes app I was able to stick on to for more than 2 months. Apps like Notion makes me anxious with its ridiculous amount of features.

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  17. Comment on Best Romantic Movies? in ~movies

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    Like crazy, recently watched it and very much liked it, can't say it's the best I've watched though. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Like_Crazy

    Like crazy, recently watched it and very much liked it, can't say it's the best I've watched though.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Like_Crazy

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  18. Comment on What's the weather/climate like where you live? in ~talk

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    I am from south India (Kerala) its generally hot here with high humidity. Tempratures reach high as 35C in summer and can go down to 20 - 25C in winter, our normal temperature is 30C. In the past...

    I am from south India (Kerala) its generally hot here with high humidity. Tempratures reach high as 35C in summer and can go down to 20 - 25C in winter, our normal temperature is 30C. In the past couple of years there has been some drastic changes in our wheather pattern, thanks to climate change. Our summer temperature has been shot up to 40 - 42C, winter temperatures go as low as 17C, we have had floods in the fall for past 2 years and we are expecting one in this fall as well.

    Floods (2018, 2019) are the new normal to our wheather pattern, People cant do anything at this point, Govt is helpless... we dont have enough money or infrastructure to endure recurring floods like this. Sad part of all this is that the state is one of least pollting state in the country. only 52 out of 280 cities pass India government’s own standards of air pollution that say PM10 shouldn’t exceed 60 micrograms per cubic meter and all our 14 cities are on the list.

    This is not the case for all of Kerala there are regions like Munnar which is colder for the most part of an year.

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  19. Comment on Apple reportedly weighing shifting some production from China to India in ~tech

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    "We expect Apple to produce up to $40 billion worth of smartphones, mostly for exports through its contract manufacturers Wistron and Foxconn, availing the benefits under the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme," a senior government official told ET.

    If this happens, iPhone maker could become India's largest exporter, say experts.

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    Currently, Apple sells phones worth some $1.5 billion in India, of which less than $0.5 billion is locally manufactured, and has market share of some 2-3%. In contrast, Apple is a top investor in China. In 2018-19, it produced merchandise valued at $220 billion in China, of which it exported goods worth $185 billion, according to industry experts. It directly and indirectly employs about 4.8 million people there.

    India is looking for a bigger slice of the global exports pie, another senior government official said. The PLI scheme had been designed to address disadvantages global supply chains faced in India vis-à-vis say China and Vietnam.

    The PLI scheme for large-scale electronics manufacturing was notified on April 1 and offers a production-linked incentive to boost domestic manufacturing and attract large investments in mobile phone manufacturing and specified electronic components, including Assembly, Testing, Marking and Packaging (ATMP) units

    “We realised companies weren’t relocating manufacturing to India because there were disabilities of almost 10%, so PLI addresses about 6% disabilities, the RoDTeP scheme another 0.27%, and the corporate rate tax cuts address the balance,” said the second official. RoDTeP or Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products is another scheme to incentive exports

    A company must manufacture at least $10 billion worth mobile phones in a phased manner between 2020 and 2025 to avail the benefits of the PLI scheme. The selected applicant is required to meet targets on a yearly basis.

    “We don’t have ecosystem ready, which could support any large-scale deployment. The ecosystem right from skilling to ancillaries is almost negligible. This weakens confidence of anyone wanting to plan big and long term,” said Faisal Kawoosa, founder at research agency TechArc.

    He added that instead of positioning ‘Make in India’ as a competing programme, India should have projected it as complimenting the global supply chain.

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