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  1. Comment on Apple has acquired the Dark Sky weather app - Android version and website will shut down on July 1, API active through end of 2021 in ~tech

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    The blog post says This statement is contradictory. If their goal is actually to reach as many people as possible, they would be doing more to improve the app on multiple platforms to reach a...

    The blog post says

    Our goal has always been to ... help as many people as we can stay dry and safe ... There is no better place to accomplish these goals than at Apple. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to reach far more people, with far more impact, than we ever could alone.

    This statement is contradictory. If their goal is actually to reach as many people as possible, they would be doing more to improve the app on multiple platforms to reach a larger audience. By closing down the Android and web apps they are shrinking their potential audience. The post seems insincere to me.

    9 votes
  2. Comment on Not Poutine, FYI in ~food

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    I like this. A lot of places here in the US sell "poutine" that is not true to the original. Although on the website, the Okie Poutine and Unicorn Poutine are both technically poutines -- I guess...

    I like this. A lot of places here in the US sell "poutine" that is not true to the original. Although on the website, the Okie Poutine and Unicorn Poutine are both technically poutines -- I guess that requirement is brown gravy, not white or some gross rainbow mess.

    8 votes
  3. Comment on What's a "sore thumb" for you? in ~talk

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    As someone who keeps the button-down collar unbuttoned, I do it because it make the collar lay further from my neck instead of propping upright and rubbing my neck constantly.

    As someone who keeps the button-down collar unbuttoned, I do it because it make the collar lay further from my neck instead of propping upright and rubbing my neck constantly.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on Nearly two-thirds of Uber customers don’t tip their drivers in ~tech

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    That's how I feel about it too. Expect for a few services (restaurants, bell hops, etc), I think tipping should be for exceptional service, not a given. Uber is no exception and it's better that way

    That's how I feel about it too. Expect for a few services (restaurants, bell hops, etc), I think tipping should be for exceptional service, not a given. Uber is no exception and it's better that way

  5. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I might go into NYC and ride the subway around. Not sure what to do. Any suggestions?

    I might go into NYC and ride the subway around. Not sure what to do. Any suggestions?

    4 votes
  6. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I've been meaning to listen to that too. Sounds like you may be new to Bon Iver, but I am curious if you have listened to the last album, 22 A Million, and how that compares to i,i?

    I've been meaning to listen to that too. Sounds like you may be new to Bon Iver, but I am curious if you have listened to the last album, 22 A Million, and how that compares to i,i?

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I've been listening to No Doubt today at work. Gwen Stefani rules. Also been listening to Enema of the State by blink 182. Trying to sing the entirety of The Party Song without messing up.

    I've been listening to No Doubt today at work. Gwen Stefani rules.

    Also been listening to Enema of the State by blink 182. Trying to sing the entirety of The Party Song without messing up.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I haven't. I'll have to check them out

    I haven't. I'll have to check them out

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I recently discovered the Drive-By Truckers and listened to their 2001 album Southern Rock Opera. Great if you like southern rock, country, or alt-rock. Most of the songs are lyrically dense and...

    I recently discovered the Drive-By Truckers and listened to their 2001 album Southern Rock Opera. Great if you like southern rock, country, or alt-rock. Most of the songs are lyrically dense and talk on recent southern history (specifically Alabama), politics, racism, and most of all, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Country Hits Increasingly Objectify Women and Glorify Whiteness in ~music

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    You make a good point. White isn't a culture or ethnic group, it's an artificial racial categorization. Reading the article, I understood the author's use of the term Whiteness differently than...

    You make a good point. White isn't a culture or ethnic group, it's an artificial racial categorization. Reading the article, I understood the author's use of the term Whiteness differently than you. I didn't think of Whiteness as an ideology or a class. I think of whiteness as a descriptive adjective of the physical characteristics of a person. I think the author does a poor job of clarifying this distinction.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Country Hits Increasingly Objectify Women and Glorify Whiteness in ~music

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    That being said, I do agree that modern country music is overly-saturated with lyrics sexualizing women. The same formula is getting old.

    That being said, I do agree that modern country music is overly-saturated with lyrics sexualizing women. The same formula is getting old.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Country Hits Increasingly Objectify Women and Glorify Whiteness in ~music

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    This article seems more like a thinly veiled attempt to paint country music fans as misogynistic racists than a substantive critique of modern country music. It attacks positive views of...

    This article seems more like a thinly veiled attempt to paint country music fans as misogynistic racists than a substantive critique of modern country music. It attacks positive views of 'whiteness' as a negative thing. Nothing wrong with being proud of who you are and what you look like, as long as you don't see yourself as superior to others.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on What's a common misconception or misunderstanding you would love to see corrected? in ~talk

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    You informed me here. Is the US tax system a marginal tax bracket?

    You informed me here. Is the US tax system a marginal tax bracket?

    5 votes
  14. Comment on What is, in your opinion, missing on Tildes? in ~tildes

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    “The quality of being exciting or attractive.” mbc is saying it should be more visually appealing.

    “The quality of being exciting or attractive.”
    mbc is saying it should be more visually appealing.

    6 votes