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  1. Comment on Balakot: Pakistan vows to respond after Indian 'air strikes' in ~news

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    This isn't just a regional problem, any conflict between these countries should be a concern to everyone. A nuclear war between these two countries could drop the global temperature a few degrees...

    This isn't just a regional problem, any conflict between these countries should be a concern to everyone. A nuclear war between these two countries could drop the global temperature a few degrees and shorten the growing season by 30 days.
    http://www.nucleardarkness.org/warconsequences/fivemilliontonsofsmoke/

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring in ~games

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    The best part of all of this is Bowser is taking over. I guess if you can't beat Mario, just become his boss.

    The best part of all of this is Bowser is taking over. I guess if you can't beat Mario, just become his boss.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Venezuela opposition leader swears himself in as interim president in ~news

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    I think it does matter. Facebook, the owners of Instagram, is where a lot of people get their news from and for a lot of people it is their only news source. Facebook has apparently made an...

    I think it does matter. Facebook, the owners of Instagram, is where a lot of people get their news from and for a lot of people it is their only news source. Facebook has apparently made an editorial decision that Maduro is no longer the president. Who at Facebook makes these decisions? As far as I know they don’t have editors. Newspapers like The New York Times and Washington Post still call him President Maduro.

    9 votes
  4. Comment on Florida Law Restoring The Vote To Felons Takes Effect in ~news

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    Every citizen should have the right to vote, even violent murders and rapists. Is the concern that a bunch of felons will get together and vote in a fellow felon to the local school or water...

    Every citizen should have the right to vote, even violent murders and rapists.

    Is the concern that a bunch of felons will get together and vote in a fellow felon to the local school or water board? Or is it just that felons are more likely to be poor and therefor their vote has to be supressed?

    7 votes
  5. Comment on Experiences with LineageOS and/or moving from iPhone to Android (or LineageOS ) in ~tech

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    Yes, if you install the Google Apps (gapps). Yes, the phone can be mounted as a local disk, but you will probably want to get a better music player from either f-droid or the Google Play store....

    Should I expect to use the standard Google Play store?

    Yes, if you install the Google Apps (gapps).

    Can I drag and drop MP3s from my computer to the phone?

    Yes, the phone can be mounted as a local disk, but you will probably want to get a better music player from either f-droid or the Google Play store.

    The LineageOS project looks healthy to my untrained eye...any rumors that it'll vanish overnight?

    Well, Cyanogenmod stopped development and LineageOS was forked from it almost overnight. Anything is possible, especially with an open source project.

    I found these instructions for a Galaxy S7 Anything else I should know or look out for?

    I used the Cyanogenmod then the LineageOS wikis to get started. Your link should tell you everything you need to get started.

    I'm entrenched in Google everywhere BUT my iPhone where I mostly use Google apps.

    Then you shouldn't have any issues. You may have to migrate your data from icloud, if you have any.

    12 votes
  6. Comment on DuckDuckGo has acquired ownership of duck.com from Google in ~tech

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    Maybe to help their case that they are not using unlawful practices to gain/maintain a monopoly in search.

    Maybe to help their case that they are not using unlawful practices to gain/maintain a monopoly in search.

    22 votes
  7. Comment on 4 perfectly reasonable-sounding 2018 technology predictions that failed in ~tech

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    Whoever predicted this has either never used cryptocurrency to purchase anything or has a high tolerance for being inconvenienced.

    Cryptocurrency will be widely accepted

    Whoever predicted this has either never used cryptocurrency to purchase anything or has a high tolerance for being inconvenienced.

    9 votes
  8. Comment on The Cube Rule of Food Identification in ~food

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    They listed fried rice as a popular example of a salad. How is the nature of rice up for debate?

    Rice - You are free to interpret the nature of rice however you wish.

    They listed fried rice as a popular example of a salad. How is the nature of rice up for debate?

    2 votes