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  1. Comment on UK man who gave birth to child cannot be named as father on that child's birth certificate in ~lgbt

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    As a simple/naive label change, birth parent could replace mother for such a case. This implies the parent that gave birth/carried through pregnancy. It's also similar to labelling change from...

    As a simple/naive label change, birth parent could replace mother for such a case. This implies the parent that gave birth/carried through pregnancy. It's also similar to labelling change from maternal leave to parental leave.

    8 votes
  2. Comment on The coronavirus has changed the way Americans use the internet in ~tech

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    website use up, app use down Well, I guess if you're not commuting or working in offices, then there is less need to secretly use your phone at work or while on public transport.

    website use up, app use down

    Well, I guess if you're not commuting or working in offices, then there is less need to secretly use your phone at work or while on public transport.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Tildes instance of yourworldoftext in ~misc

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    It's an infinite grid of cells to which anyone can type a letter, overwriting whatever is in the cell. So it allows for a sort of multiplayer ascii graffiti.

    It's an infinite grid of cells to which anyone can type a letter, overwriting whatever is in the cell. So it allows for a sort of multiplayer ascii graffiti.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on Everyone travelling to New Zealand from overseas to self-isolate in ~health.coronavirus

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    I think we got lucky. Australia had cases in January and that could easily have been us as well. Both countries have a lot of Chinese residents who visited for Chinese new year, etc. But while we...

    I think we got lucky. Australia had cases in January and that could easily have been us as well. Both countries have a lot of Chinese residents who visited for Chinese new year, etc.

    But while we didn't get cases, we did follow Australia's policies of restricting travel from China, Iran, etc.

    This slowed is to have only the 6 confirmed cases, each originating from a country not yet bound by travel restrictions at the time (Iran, Italy, USA).

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Apple’s COVID-19 response in ~health.coronavirus

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    Paid time off for their retail (hourly) workers? Nice!

    Paid time off for their retail (hourly) workers? Nice!

    5 votes
  6. Comment on The biggest political party in America you've never heard of in ~misc

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    If it were Single Transferable Vote or another form or ranked voting then that would solve your issues.

    ideally one that is not first past the post

    If it were Single Transferable Vote or another form or ranked voting then that would solve your issues.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Explosive Barrels in ~games

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    Sorry, I first saw this thread on my phone and opened the video probably moments after it was posted (night before last, to me). The separation from trying to watch and posting the comment means...

    Sorry, I first saw this thread on my phone and opened the video probably moments after it was posted (night before last, to me). The separation from trying to watch and posting the comment means the 3 minutes was pulled from memory, and opening the video again shows that I stopped just before 2 minutes. As I have it playing while I type this, I now see that it continues into Doom asking why does it have exploding barrels?

    It would be a lot easier to commit to a long video from an unknown author if it described more up front. A description outlining the structure of the video and/or what the viewer is expected to learn from watching the video. Perhaps an introduction that does the same.

    As I've continued to try to write this, the video has continued on and nearly at the end. I've been half listening. I think part of my issue was that, with my phone as the player, I had to commit all attention to something that I wasn't sure was going to be interesting. Now, as I'm on a laptop, I could let it play in a background tab of Firefox while I type this. I have more ability to divide my attention, and so I can be more forgiving.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Explosive Barrels in ~games

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    I watched about 3 minutes. The fault with this video that caused me to stop watching was: it didn't answer why I should watch the video. The title was non-descriptive and the description was...

    I watched about 3 minutes.

    The fault with this video that caused me to stop watching was: it didn't answer why I should watch the video. The title was non-descriptive and the description was basically empty. It started out basically listing a bunch of examples of exploding barrels in video games.

    There wasn't any dialogue within those 3 minutes to explain what the objective of the video. For a 20 minute video, that's crucial to ensure that I am interest in spending that amount of time on a video. For all I know, it could have just continued listing a bunch of examples of exploding barrels in video games.

  9. Comment on Truth be sold: How truth became a product in ~humanities

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    My initial thought while reading the headline was about The Truth podcast. Which is excellent short stories and radio fiction. Of course, this is not related to the article.

    My initial thought while reading the headline was about The Truth podcast. Which is excellent short stories and radio fiction. Of course, this is not related to the article.

  10. Comment on For decades, cartographers have been hiding covert illustrations inside of Switzerland’s official maps in ~design

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    A few of those I just don't see it. The reclining woman & the face are not distinct enough or too abstract for me to not just see them as normal map features. The spider also seems like a bit of a...

    A few of those I just don't see it. The reclining woman & the face are not distinct enough or too abstract for me to not just see them as normal map features. The spider also seems like a bit of a stretch.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What's the Coronavirus like where you are? in ~talk

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    Same here in New Zealand. We just got a first confirmed case yesterday.

    Same here in New Zealand. We just got a first confirmed case yesterday.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on The biggest political party in America you've never heard of in ~misc

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    Why not scrap primaries and party endorsement and just have a single vote for the presidential candidate? Ideally one that is not first past the post.

    Why not scrap primaries and party endorsement and just have a single vote for the presidential candidate? Ideally one that is not first past the post.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on The biggest political party in America you've never heard of in ~misc

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    If it's an open primary, what's to prevent someone who is a staunch Party A follower from voting for a spoiler candidate in the primary for Party B? Is there anything to prevent them voting in...

    If it's an open primary, what's to prevent someone who is a staunch Party A follower from voting for a spoiler candidate in the primary for Party B?
    Is there anything to prevent them voting in each primary for both parties?

    (I'm not from USA so actually would like to know how it works.)

    1 vote
  14. Comment on More than 50 people died under Victoria's euthanasia scheme during its first six months in ~news

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    Them bloody scheming Aussies!

    Them bloody scheming Aussies!

    5 votes
  15. Comment on More than 50 people died under Victoria's euthanasia scheme during its first six months in ~news

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    Headline continues Sounds like it's working as intended.

    Headline continues

    with a review board finding no evidence that any of them were coerced.

    Sounds like it's working as intended.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on Why the House of Representatives should be far bigger in ~misc

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    I'm not from the states and don't have a full grasp of US political system. However, what are the logical layers of your multi-tiered representative system? What are the roles of each different...

    I'm not from the states and don't have a full grasp of US political system. However, what are the logical layers of your multi-tiered representative system?

    What are the roles of each different tier?
    Should the difference tiers handle different types of political issues?

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Why the House of Representatives should be far bigger in ~misc

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    Anonymity is to prevent vote coercion. An attempt to protect against domestic violence or employers forcing their employees to vote a certain way.

    Anonymity is to prevent vote coercion. An attempt to protect against domestic violence or employers forcing their employees to vote a certain way.

    8 votes
  18. Comment on Why the House of Representatives should be far bigger in ~misc

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    Think of how bad the electoral college is as a representation of the popular vote of the president. Now expand on that into multiple levels of delegated representation.

    Think of how bad the electoral college is as a representation of the popular vote of the president.

    Now expand on that into multiple levels of delegated representation.

    11 votes
  19. Comment on The UK has one of the most equitable health care systems in the world. Here’s how. in ~health

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    Your snippets missed out defining NICE. I'm not really sure if you're trying to imply anything by pulling out snippets though.

    Your snippets missed out defining NICE.

    In 1999, the British government set up the National Institute for Care Excellence, or NICE, to assess the cost-effectiveness of medications, procedures, and other treatments, and make recommendations to the National Health Service about what to cover and how.

    I'm not really sure if you're trying to imply anything by pulling out snippets though.

    2 votes