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  1. Comment on Seventh Democratic Debate Live Stream (Starts at 9pm ET) 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. Comment on The Case of Al Franken in ~news

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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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Comment on Not many people seem concerned with a probable recession, how come? in ~talk

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    This is about how I feel as well. I can't do anything about the economy, personally. All I can do is try to keep my job if a recession occurs, and since I have at least 30 years until retirement,...

    This is about how I feel as well. I can't do anything about the economy, personally. All I can do is try to keep my job if a recession occurs, and since I have at least 30 years until retirement, I'm not terribly worried about the value of my investments going down right now, since it will allow me to buy more at a lower price in the meantime.

    Additionally, responding to "Why isn't there more coverage about this?", what would happen if the media went all in on "the recession is coming!"? All it would do is scare investors, and likely make things worse.

    Nobody can predict with any certainty what is going to happen in the stock market, and gaving people in the media cheerleading one way or another is never a good thing. It makes people react emotionally and then make poor decisions based on their emotions, whether that means selling all their stocks for safer assets, or buying bitcoin at $15k because of FOMO.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What songs are there about computers? in ~music

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    Yeah, I'm In Love With An Android by Say Hi To Your Mom Edit: So I had completely forgot about this band until this post. I used to listen to them a lot.. here's a couple other songs by him (not...

    Yeah, I'm In Love With An Android by Say Hi To Your Mom

    Edit: So I had completely forgot about this band until this post. I used to listen to them a lot.. here's a couple other songs by him (not computer related).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFcfbUq2Jjg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcCB223RV9U
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Bs5LFlbVn8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdJ2qhU17tg

    Edit 2: Sorry about posting them as this would probably qualify as 'obscure', I didn't read your whole post before replying.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Looking to cancel Amazon Prime for ethical reasons (and quality decline) - what are my alternatives for online shopping? in ~misc

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    Another nice thing about eBay is that since you're buying form a seller who has to keep their ratings high, there's less likelihood of getting counterfeit goods, which seems to be a growing...

    Another nice thing about eBay is that since you're buying form a seller who has to keep their ratings high, there's less likelihood of getting counterfeit goods, which seems to be a growing problem with Amazon.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise in ~news

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    Direct action gets the goods.

    Direct action gets the goods.

    6 votes
  12. Comment on Underrated games showcase: Folklore (PS3, 2007) in ~games

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    I remember downloading the demo for this when I first got my PS3, since there wasn't really any games out for it other than Resistance at the time. I liked the style but never ended up buying it.

    I remember downloading the demo for this when I first got my PS3, since there wasn't really any games out for it other than Resistance at the time. I liked the style but never ended up buying it.

  13. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    I used colemak for about six months or so, but switched back to qwerty because I couldn't deal with having to switch back whenever I used someone else's computer. Colemak was much, much more...

    I used colemak for about six months or so, but switched back to qwerty because I couldn't deal with having to switch back whenever I used someone else's computer.

    Colemak was much, much more comfortable to type with though. The keys are in much better positions, it seemed as if for most words I could just roll my fingers over they keyboard to type them as opposed to having to pick around the keyboard for the keys. It's surprisingly different. I've thought about switching back but haven't made the jump just yet because it took me a couple weeks last time to get back to normal typing speeds, and I can't really deal with that at work right now.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on The Trump-Russia investigation won't end well in ~news

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    Wasn't the "need to bring the nation together" one of the reasons Ford gave for pardoning Nixon? What do you bet they try to pull that same shit again. "Drop the investigation to stop the...

    Wasn't the "need to bring the nation together" one of the reasons Ford gave for pardoning Nixon? What do you bet they try to pull that same shit again. "Drop the investigation to stop the destabilization", "ignore the crimes of those people, focus on the future"... absolutely anything to prevent anyone in power from ever actually being held accountable.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Is Hacker News suppressing leftist articles? Or just a conspiracy of poor point scoring? in ~talk

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    Yeah, it's more likely a result of user flags rather than moderator interference. Occam's razor.

    Yeah, it's more likely a result of user flags rather than moderator interference. Occam's razor.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Feature Request: Save Button in ~tildes

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    maybe a 'pin' button? I find that I use the save feature on reddit, hacker news, kind of like bookmarks. Meaning I save the post and then it gets lost in the ether and eventually I might come back...

    maybe a 'pin' button?

    I find that I use the save feature on reddit, hacker news, kind of like bookmarks. Meaning I save the post and then it gets lost in the ether and eventually I might come back to it (but probably not until I no longer remember why I saved it).

    If it was pinned to the top of the page, I'd actually keep my saved posts under control. Most things I save I only want to come back to within a few days anyway. Anything longer than that, I'd bookmark it - though I've already said I use that wrong / accumulate clutter anyway.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on America’s Millennials Are Waking Up to a Grim Financial Future in ~finance

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    Remove the maximum taxable earnings cap for social security.

    Remove the maximum taxable earnings cap for social security.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on What are your favorite songs/albums to sing/hum/whistle along to? in ~music

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    +1 for The Crane Wife. One of my favorites.

    +1 for The Crane Wife. One of my favorites.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Guilty Pleasure Movies in ~movies

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    The original RoboCop has been a favorite of mine since high school.

    The original RoboCop has been a favorite of mine since high school.

  20. Comment on The Early November - I Want To Hear You Sad in ~music

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    I didn't recognize the record label by name, but I have listened to some of the artists. This label seems like a favorite of /r/emo :)

    I didn't recognize the record label by name, but I have listened to some of the artists. This label seems like a favorite of /r/emo :)