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  1. Comment on Seasonal beverages in ~food

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    Here in the American south it occupies that three day time period between Winter and Summer.

    Here in the American south it occupies that three day time period between Winter and Summer.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on Meet the covid super-dodgers in ~health.coronavirus

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    My immediate family are in this group. As far as we know none of the five of us have had COVID yet. I don't have any theories as to why. I go to work in an office three times a week. Our kids play...

    My immediate family are in this group. As far as we know none of the five of us have had COVID yet. I don't have any theories as to why. I go to work in an office three times a week. Our kids play with other kids and have gone to camps all summer. In fact, our daughter went to a camp two weeks ago where it seems everyone else that attended tested positive. I'd have to imagine that at least one of us has had at least an asymptomatic case by this point in the pandemic.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Where do you acquire books? in ~books

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    I've moved away from acquiring and gone back to using my local library. It's close to my house and I can request books through the entire state library system. Sometimes I have to wait a while for...

    I've moved away from acquiring and gone back to using my local library. It's close to my house and I can request books through the entire state library system. Sometimes I have to wait a while for it to come in, but for the most part it takes a couple of days for my requests to arrive.

    I have so many books in my house, taking a break from acquiring an endless stream of books (and if I'm being honest, not all of them have been read or ever will be) has done some good for both my wallet and clutter in general.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on 40% of Americans believe in creationism in ~humanities

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    We had some shutters installed in our house a while back and the guy who did the install just talked non-stop about how the earth is only around 7000 years old. I was so gobsmacked I didn't even...

    We had some shutters installed in our house a while back and the guy who did the install just talked non-stop about how the earth is only around 7000 years old. I was so gobsmacked I didn't even really know how to engage with him. I didn't think I'd ever met someone that held this belief, but according to this poll, I've probably met several people.

    12 votes
  5. Comment on Georgia Guidestones destroyed by explosive device in ~news

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    A little local flavor from here in Georgia.

    A little local flavor from here in Georgia.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on NFT Bored Ape marketplace gets hacked, people lose 'millions' in ape pictures in ~finance

  7. Comment on Happy 4th Birthday, Tildes! in ~tildes

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    Somewhat off topic but is Tildes no longer accepting contributions? I had worked on an issue a while back and finally had the time to finish it off, but the link to new merge requests in the...

    Somewhat off topic but is Tildes no longer accepting contributions? I had worked on an issue a while back and finally had the time to finish it off, but the link to new merge requests in the documentation is broken and when I try to create one from my branch to tildes/tildes:master it always reverts back to my own master branch.

    8 votes
  8. Comment on Twitter accepts buyout, giving Elon Musk total control of the company in ~tech

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    I’ve been on Twitter since before Obama was president. It’s gone through many different swings in that time and hopefully this is just another one. I’m not a Musk fan, but I’ll reserve judgement...

    I’ve been on Twitter since before Obama was president. It’s gone through many different swings in that time and hopefully this is just another one. I’m not a Musk fan, but I’ll reserve judgement until after I see what moves he makes.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I've been steadily rowing for a couple of months now. I enjoy it a lot, but I haven't particularly seen much improvement yet. It's just a part of my morning routine now, which is good, and I've...

    I've been steadily rowing for a couple of months now. I enjoy it a lot, but I haven't particularly seen much improvement yet. It's just a part of my morning routine now, which is good, and I've also been plowing through some TV shows that I otherwise wouldn't have time to watch.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter outright for $41 billion in ~tech

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    Spoiler They'll give him a slap on the wrist, if that.
    Spoiler They'll give him a slap on the wrist, if that.
  11. Comment on Endurance, Ernest Shackleton’s ship, lost in 1915, is found in Antarctica in ~humanities

  12. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I recently purchased a Concept2 rower. I'd had one previous to getting married but I sold it when we moved into together because her house didn't have room. Now that we've moved into a bigger...

    I recently purchased a Concept2 rower. I'd had one previous to getting married but I sold it when we moved into together because her house didn't have room. Now that we've moved into a bigger house I got another and boy had I missed it. My wife who hasn't really been interested in exercise really loves it because she can watch her shows while she's doing it. I've been doing it pretty much every day and that's one of the things I love about it is that it doesn't take the toll on my body that something like running does.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on If you could make one change to improve your favorite sport, what would it be? in ~sports

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    Now I want to see marathon runners fighting each other!

    Now I want to see marathon runners fighting each other!

    2 votes
  14. Comment on If you could make one change to improve your favorite sport, what would it be? in ~sports

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    I agree, but it would introduce all sorts of new wrinkles. Like, for instance, what if the "chaser" isn't as strong with their cardio as the "chasee"? The "chaser" would wear themselves out and...

    I agree, but it would introduce all sorts of new wrinkles. Like, for instance, what if the "chaser" isn't as strong with their cardio as the "chasee"? The "chaser" would wear themselves out and give an advantage to the "chasee".

    1 vote
  15. Comment on If you could make one change to improve your favorite sport, what would it be? in ~sports

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    I remember Joe Rogan had an idea for a modified MMA ruleset where the fight would occur in an extremely large arena, not a small cage, and there would be no rounds. I'm not sure how well that...

    I remember Joe Rogan had an idea for a modified MMA ruleset where the fight would occur in an extremely large arena, not a small cage, and there would be no rounds. I'm not sure how well that would actually work given fighters could use the space to stall the fight, but it did sound intriguing.

    2 votes