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  1. Comment on NFTs, why do people hate them? in ~tech

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    No, it's not. It simply isn't the same, at all.

    NFTs are just receipts for art ownership. That's like saying the mona lisa is just paint on a canvas.

    No, it's not. It simply isn't the same, at all.

    10 votes
  2. Comment on Op-Ed: As a doctor in a COVID unit, I'm running out of compassion for the unvaccinated. Get the shot in ~health.coronavirus

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    I know this doesn't add anything to the conversation, but I got a chuckle out of your username in relation to this comment. It's definitely something ol' grimey would have also complained about.

    I know this doesn't add anything to the conversation, but I got a chuckle out of your username in relation to this comment. It's definitely something ol' grimey would have also complained about.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Drug cartel now assassinates its enemies with bomb-toting drones in ~tech

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    Reminds me of this YouTube video warning of a rather frightening possible future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlO2gcs1YvM

    Reminds me of this YouTube video warning of a rather frightening possible future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlO2gcs1YvM

    5 votes
  4. Comment on What is some noteworthy music that is quarantine/COVID-specific? in ~music

  5. Comment on Apple introduces iPhone 12 in smaller size and 5G, and iPhone 12 Pro & Pro Max with LiDAR, larger screens, and more capable cameras in ~tech

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    Yeah, this seems similar how a while back people found out they could "reactivate" cores in certain AMD CPUs which had been just locked out to sell them as 6 core instead of 8 core chips.

    Yeah, this seems similar how a while back people found out they could "reactivate" cores in certain AMD CPUs which had been just locked out to sell them as 6 core instead of 8 core chips.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Biden campaign launches official Animal Crossing: New Horizons yard signs in ~games

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    Pokemon Go to the polls!

    Pokemon Go to the polls!

    9 votes
  7. Comment on One Twitter account is reposting everything Trump tweets. It was suspended within three days in ~tech

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    It might be on Trump, but it doesn't change the fact that this policy would force a person to join Twitter to see what the president is saying. And the comparison to a NYT paywall isn't very good,...

    That's on Trump for picking a private company for his messages, not an issue for Twitter to treat those messages responsibly.

    It might be on Trump, but it doesn't change the fact that this policy would force a person to join Twitter to see what the president is saying. And the comparison to a NYT paywall isn't very good, as the NYT doesn't track what I do after I buy the paper from the newsstand.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Protesters, some armed, enter Michigan Capitol in rally against COVID-19 limits in ~news

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    Michigander here. Just wanna chime in and say that I know some people who might go to that sort of rally, and it's not because they feel any more helpless than they did before. It's part...

    Michigander here.

    Just wanna chime in and say that I know some people who might go to that sort of rally, and it's not because they feel any more helpless than they did before.

    It's part tribalism, politics as team sports, but it's also an "I'm not gonna let the government tell me what to do" attitude which a lot of people in the state have. The gun carrying guys fit into both, but they just really wanna flex, they literally dream of it, and realized that now they can.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 15 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I've seen a lot of that too. I live in Michigan, and even though we're one of the worst hit states, a lot of my relatives seem to think the same thing. It's disheartening. We might just be on the...

    I've seen a lot of that too. I live in Michigan, and even though we're one of the worst hit states, a lot of my relatives seem to think the same thing. It's disheartening. We might just be on the verge of slowing the spread of this virus, and people are wanting to "re-open"... as if that won't undo all the effort we've put in already. It makes no sense.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Did Sanders and the progressives blow it or was the nomination always out of reach? in ~misc

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    Campaign promises don't matter that much to me. If someone who has never suggested that they share my values, suddenly starts saying they do, I'd think they're lying, being an opportunist. The...

    Campaign promises don't matter that much to me.

    If someone who has never suggested that they share my values, suddenly starts saying they do, I'd think they're lying, being an opportunist.

    The platform doesn't matter when the person running on it hasn't shown they actually believe in it.

    Now I see people saying Biden's campaign is to the left of Clinton's in '16.

    Biden suggests lowering the ability to get medicare to 60 years old. Hillary suggested 50-55 back in 2016... How's Biden to the left?

    There's no reason to believe he will actually fight for any of these new things he's including in his campaign, because he never supported them before. Did he have some sudden turn of heart? Three ghosts visit him? Please...

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Did Sanders and the progressives blow it or was the nomination always out of reach? in ~misc

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    The Supreme Court reason for voting didn't work in 2016, why do you think it would work in 2020?

    The Supreme Court reason for voting didn't work in 2016, why do you think it would work in 2020?

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Did Sanders and the progressives blow it or was the nomination always out of reach? in ~misc

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    Was Hillary?

    Was Hillary?

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Did Sanders and the progressives blow it or was the nomination always out of reach? in ~misc

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    That snake emoji really got to you all, huh?

    That snake emoji really got to you all, huh?

    3 votes
  14. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~news

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    Nobody is saying Sanders "invented progressive policy" and its just a fact that he's been "progressive" far longer than Warren, who was a registered Republican until '95.

    Nobody is saying Sanders "invented progressive policy" and its just a fact that he's been "progressive" far longer than Warren, who was a registered Republican until '95.

  15. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Spanish Love Songs (the band). They released a new single last week, which I can't stop listening to.

    Spanish Love Songs (the band). They released a new single last week, which I can't stop listening to.

  16. Comment on Tildistas in the US, who do you support in the 2020 Democratic Primary? in ~talk

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    He called it that because it polls better with people than calling it UBI or welfare.

    He called it that because it polls better with people than calling it UBI or welfare.

  17. Comment on Tildistas in the US, who do you support in the 2020 Democratic Primary? in ~talk

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    Source on that being the reason she didn't run in 2016?

    Source on that being the reason she didn't run in 2016?

  18. Comment on The case of Al Franken in ~misc

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    So why post it? Just to look at the garbage fire?

    this piece basically takes the worst of political twitter and the worst of the metoo movement and smashed it together in one painful, truly awful chemical reaction.

    So why post it? Just to look at the garbage fire?

    7 votes
  19. Comment on Firefox 68 released in ~tech

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    There is already a check box for that option added to the nightly channel, so it looks like they'll be adding that in a later release.

    There is already a check box for that option added to the nightly channel, so it looks like they'll be adding that in a later release.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Which subscriptions do you consider to be worth their cost? in ~talk

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    I'm not the person you're replying to (obviously), but if you're looking to pay for a VPN, this page has a nice comparison of them. You could also run your own VPN, hosted by AWS, or other VPS...

    I'm not the person you're replying to (obviously), but if you're looking to pay for a VPN,
    this page has a nice comparison of them.

    You could also run your own VPN, hosted by AWS, or other VPS providers, by using this free software: https://github.com/trailofbits/algo

    6 votes