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  1. Comment on Most useful Chrome extensions in ~tech

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    As an IT Professional (lol) I took longer than i'd like to admit to finally get on board with a password manager, but man did it make a difference. A bit of pain to set up but really convenient...

    As an IT Professional (lol) I took longer than i'd like to admit to finally get on board with a password manager, but man did it make a difference. A bit of pain to set up but really convenient once you do. I use 1Password myself.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on 12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote in ~misc

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    Almost nobody in this thread. They're all competing to bitch about youths these days. I'm well aware that in places with Democratic leadership things are being done about the problem, because...

    Almost nobody?

    Almost nobody in this thread. They're all competing to bitch about youths these days. I'm well aware that in places with Democratic leadership things are being done about the problem, because thankfully not everyone shares the "Stupid kids need to bootstrap it up" attitude that is prevailing in this discussion.

    It's just disheartening seeing lots of pretty valid complaints from disillusioned young voters being chalked up to "These dumb lazy kids need to shut up and do their civic duty" and that's it.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on 12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote in ~misc

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    I think if people spent half the time engaging with WHY these people didn't want to vote for Hillary, it might actually help voter turnout. The "liberal media" wants to know why Trump voters are...

    If you like Trump less than Hillary, but decided not to vote in protest, you're effectively a Trump voter.

    I think if people spent half the time engaging with WHY these people didn't want to vote for Hillary, it might actually help voter turnout. The "liberal media" wants to know why Trump voters are Trump Voters with a new article every week, but for liberals who didn't vote Hillary? Wag your finger and shame them and hopefully they'll do better next time.

    If some Democrats started focusing on figuring out why people didn't want to vote for Hillary and aligning their policy to be more in line with those views. But again and again, shame anyone who thinks the party should be more progressive, and olive branch to "Moderate Republicans" and change views to accommodate them.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on How I Lent My $4,500 Camera Kit for $95 and Had It ‘Legally Stolen’ in ~misc

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    It would seem that if they had faith in their vetting system, they'd accept this risk as part of their business. AirBNB makes a point that they'll cover it if someone screws up your rental unit. I...

    That would be better for the renter, but it would also expose the company to potential scams where they are on the hook to pay for "stolen" equipment.

    It would seem that if they had faith in their vetting system, they'd accept this risk as part of their business. AirBNB makes a point that they'll cover it if someone screws up your rental unit. I can't fathom people volunteering to sign up when they're not protected from "What if the guy just bones out with my stuff" which seems like the most obvious potential problem.

    As a customer - of course it'd be worth using. Heck looks like you can just straight walk off with gear and get nothing but a ban from the service. I just can't see why anyone would want to risk their gear.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on How I Lent My $4,500 Camera Kit for $95 and Had It ‘Legally Stolen’ in ~misc

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    It seems insane to me that the service isn't covering the full cost of replacement. If they're not offering that, then what, they're just a matchmaker and you'd better hope whoever you get doesn't...

    It seems insane to me that the service isn't covering the full cost of replacement. If they're not offering that, then what, they're just a matchmaker and you'd better hope whoever you get doesn't just jack you? If their vetting system fails, it should 100% be on the company to fully reimburse.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on 12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote in ~misc

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    For all of the "voting is serious business" in this thread, almost nobody has treated it like a priority to make voting easier or solve the problems listed in the original article. It's lots of...

    people who are involved and treat voting seriously

    For all of the "voting is serious business" in this thread, almost nobody has treated it like a priority to make voting easier or solve the problems listed in the original article. It's lots of "dumb kids these days going to the post office isn't hard" instead of questioning why the process is even a little difficult in the first place. If everyone cared about increasing participation as much as it seems, we'd see suggestions on how to solve the problems listed in the article. But instead everyone just wants to mock them and say their problems aren't valid or they're not a good enough reason to complain.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on 12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote in ~misc

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    I meant more as it's been "working great" in that Republicans currently dominate all three branches of government. Centrist Democrats keep losing, keep thinking the solution is to be more...

    I meant more as it's been "working great" in that Republicans currently dominate all three branches of government. Centrist Democrats keep losing, keep thinking the solution is to be more conservative and then losing again. Or winning and agreeing that we should get rid of birthright citizenship which isn't really a win.

    Obviously Republican presidents are doing a shittier job. Despite the terrible job that so many Republicans are doing, Democrats keep fucking losing to them by trying to never take a stance on anything and being as moderate as possible in hopes that the single issue "I hate Mexicans" voter will change his mind and go Democrat. God forbid they tried to cater to a progressive voter who wants health care.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on 12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote in ~misc

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    Except laws have various positive and negative effects and different people have different opinions on the idea of success. Defining metrics of success depends on the person. Person 1 defines...

    Except laws have various positive and negative effects and different people have different opinions on the idea of success. Defining metrics of success depends on the person. Person 1 defines success as less spend. Person 2 defines success as better outcomes in the topic. Who's right?

    Laws are very complicated and often have unintended consequences. Gamifying lawmaking and making the stakes your right to participate in a representative democracy is insanity.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on 12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote in ~misc

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    Based on who's standards? You want to devise some sort of standardized test for voting success and eliminate anyone who doesn't pass your standardized test?

    Based on who's standards? You want to devise some sort of standardized test for voting success and eliminate anyone who doesn't pass your standardized test?

    3 votes
  10. Comment on 12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote in ~misc

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    It literally was, because email wasn't in every household yet and people who weren't checking for bills had a reason to check the mailbox.

    It literally was, because email wasn't in every household yet and people who weren't checking for bills had a reason to check the mailbox.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on 12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote in ~misc

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    Considering all of the empathy and understanding to different world experiences people have had while mocking the non voters in this thread, surely the majorities in those parties are open and...

    Considering all of the empathy and understanding to different world experiences people have had while mocking the non voters in this thread, surely the majorities in those parties are open and willing to change!

    2 votes
  12. Comment on 12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote in ~misc

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    So the solution is clearly double down on a centrist Republican lite, since that's been working great. The answer is never to move towards what the voting base is saying they want.

    So the solution is clearly double down on a centrist Republican lite, since that's been working great. The answer is never to move towards what the voting base is saying they want.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on 12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote in ~misc

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    So you want to turn voting into a game show.

    So you want to turn voting into a game show.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on 12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote in ~misc

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    Bill Clinton was very big on deregulation, and based on Googling around: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/09/22/hilary-clinton-deregulation-dodd-frank-glass-steagall-banks/72616930/ I...

    Neoliberalism's hallmark policies are deregulation, privatization, and austerity - i.e. fellating the free-market. Those are not policies that Hillary champions. She is not a neoliberal.

    Bill Clinton was very big on deregulation, and based on Googling around: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/09/22/hilary-clinton-deregulation-dodd-frank-glass-steagall-banks/72616930/ I can't find anything to support that Hillary was the opposite. She never seemed to make it a point to talk about regulating the various monopolies, and doing so would directly oppose bills signed in the 1990s by her husband, so it doesn't seem that far fetched.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on 12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote in ~misc

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    The right had no problem voted Trump because they LOVE Trump. The entire party has had to change to be more Trump like, because Trump is the embodiment of exactly what Republicans want. Trump's...

    The right had no philosophical problem with supporting Trump. He was their candidate, lesser of their two evils, and they voted for him.

    The right had no problem voted Trump because they LOVE Trump. The entire party has had to change to be more Trump like, because Trump is the embodiment of exactly what Republicans want. Trump's approval rating remains sky high with Republicans. He's not the lesser of anything - he's exactly what they want and exactly what they got. Turnout dropped because there was a minority of the party who didn't want Trump, but the vast majority got exactly who they wanted.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on 12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote in ~misc

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    "Pick my person because they're less bad than that person, and if you feel that voting for that person conflicts with your values, eat shit and do what I want or this is all your fault" Everyone...

    so by staying home you essentially voted Trump

    "Pick my person because they're less bad than that person, and if you feel that voting for that person conflicts with your values, eat shit and do what I want or this is all your fault"

    Everyone who voted for Hillary in the primary voted for one of the few people who could lose to Donald Trump. Are you angry at them also?

    7 votes
  17. Comment on 12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote in ~misc

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    Fair enough, and I used you as a generalization for the prevailing attitude of the thread (and a WaPo article FFS) Responding to people talking about why they don't feel encouraged to vote with...

    Fair enough, and I used you as a generalization for the prevailing attitude of the thread (and a WaPo article FFS)

    Responding to people talking about why they don't feel encouraged to vote with mockery and insults just cements for them that this system isn't for them or about them. Half of the posts in the OP were talking about places where it's been deliberately made more difficult for them to vote, but the only narrative anyone cares about is "wah stupid youths lol i did it why don't they"

    Liberals will read 1000 articles talking about how "economic anxiety" is why Trump voters hate minorities and vote straight Racism party line while wringing their hands about how to reach out to those people. But god forbid you try to reach out to young people about getting health care or their student loans forgiven. THOSE people are idiots and everything that happens to them is their own fault.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on 12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote in ~misc

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    Vs trying to appeal to the vast market of "not racist Conservatives" who decide to vote D instead of R? Considering all of the branches of government have gone R, maybe they should re-think their...

    it's not the job of the party to try and turn out unreliable or non-voters

    Vs trying to appeal to the vast market of "not racist Conservatives" who decide to vote D instead of R? Considering all of the branches of government have gone R, maybe they should re-think their strategy.

  19. Comment on 12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote in ~misc

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    So you've recognized that hey, everyone (including you) has no interest in making voting more accessible or helping marginalized people feel represented. But then you conclude that it's not you,...

    So you've recognized that hey, everyone (including you) has no interest in making voting more accessible or helping marginalized people feel represented. But then you conclude that it's not you, but the children who are wrong.

    Your last sentence basically says: "hey, young disenfranchised voters? Go get change because I sure as fuck am not going to help because the system works great for me".

    When I look at that situation, I don't see the "lazy dumb millennial who doesn't want to jump through hoops to vote for your guy" as the problem. I see the lazy, complacent voters who are fine with making the system difficult and unrepresentative because they already jumped through the hoops, as an even worse problem.

    Groups of well off middle aged people sitting around complaining that broke college kids think going to the post office is a pain in the ass, but can't be assed to push their leaders to make registration easy or automatic.

    But sure, the college kid who feels uninformed and disenfranchised. They're the problem.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on 12 Young People on Why They Probably Won’t Vote in ~misc

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    Was it in a year that started with 20?

    Was it in a year that started with 20?

    1 vote