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  1. Comment on Can't log in with Brave on mobile (iOS) in ~tildes

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    I had a similar issue on Android about a year ago, didn't find a way to resolve it just switched to Firefox.

    I had a similar issue on Android about a year ago, didn't find a way to resolve it just switched to Firefox.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on The gig economy is coming for millions of American jobs in ~life

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    Any links to bypass the paywall?

    Any links to bypass the paywall?

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Humans control majority of freshwater ebb and flow on Earth, study finds in ~enviro

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    Humans have made a remarkable impact on the planet, from clearing forests for agriculture and urbanization to altering the chemistry of the atmosphere with fossil fuels. Now, a new study in the...

    Humans have made a remarkable impact on the
    planet, from clearing forests for agriculture and
    urbanization to altering the chemistry of the
    atmosphere with fossil fuels. Now, a new study in
    the journal Nature reveals for the first time the
    extent of human impact on the global water cycle.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Do any other US citizens think of emigrating? in ~talk

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    Ugh, I didn't even realize that was something I would have to consider

    Ugh, I didn't even realize that was something I would have to consider

    2 votes
  5. Do any other US citizens think of emigrating?

    I'm a 23 year old male originally from Southern California, and like the title says I'm curious to see if anyone else near my demographic has seriously looked into emmigrating in light of the past...

    I'm a 23 year old male originally from Southern California, and like the title says I'm curious to see if anyone else near my demographic has seriously looked into emmigrating in light of the past year and a half.

    What factors motivate you to move?
    What would be an ideal location for you?
    What timeline would are you looking at?

    One of the main motivators I seek to emmigrate is climate change. As the world continues to progress and evolve I do not think the United States will be able to equitabbly address the changing landscape and ways of life. As for when I would want to move, I'm not sure; currently it seems like a far off probability, but I know it's a choice I will have to make in my own lifetime.

    33 votes
  6. Comment on Yanis Varoufakis: Capitalism has become ‘techno-feudalism’ in ~finance

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    The world-renowned economist explains how tech companies and the pandemic have made the rich richer and poor poorer. A recent Oxfam study found that since the start of the coronavirus pandemic,...

    The world-renowned economist explains how tech companies and the pandemic have made the rich richer and poor poorer.

    A recent Oxfam study found that since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s richest 10 billionaires have seen a wealth increase of half a trillion dollars – enough to pay for every person on the planet to get a vaccine.

    In this UpFront special, Marc Lamont Hill discusses with economist and former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis what is driving the staggering wealth inequalities and how governments are offering socialism for the rich, and austerity for the rest.

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

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    "Everything is Just a Mess" by The Brook & The Bluff has been one of my go to songs lately, along with Marian Hill's "Act One" album. I've been struggling lately between school, breaking up with...

    "Everything is Just a Mess" by The Brook & The Bluff has been one of my go to songs lately, along with Marian Hill's "Act One" album. I've been struggling lately between school, breaking up with my gf, and trying to find a new roommate so the music I've been listening to tends to reflect my mood.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on The markets expect another 50-75 basis cut to the fed funds rate, two weeks after a 50 basis cut in ~finance

  9. Comment on The markets expect another 50-75 basis cut to the fed funds rate, two weeks after a 50 basis cut in ~finance

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    I have minimal business literacy, I understand there's a recession coming soon but what exactly is this website and graph saying?

    I have minimal business literacy, I understand there's a recession coming soon but what exactly is this website and graph saying?

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Radical hydrogen-boron reactor could leapfrog current nuclear fusion tech in ~science

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    Damn. Obviously we have to remain skeptical until commercial use is proven viable, but this would be revolutionary.

    Damn. Obviously we have to remain skeptical until commercial use is proven viable, but this would be revolutionary.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    Well, it's been a topsy-turvy week for me. I signed up to take the GRE this Friday so I'm cramming vocab and math into every free moment lol

    Well, it's been a topsy-turvy week for me. I signed up to take the GRE this Friday so I'm cramming vocab and math into every free moment lol

    5 votes
  12. Comment on The case for being a medical conservative in ~health

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    I like it, but for medical conservatism to really take hold within the industry it needs to begin within academia. While med-school students are studying to become physicians they should have a...

    I like it, but for medical conservatism to really take hold within the industry it needs to begin within academia. While med-school students are studying to become physicians they should have a guiding philosophy which teaches them not just to care for the body, but to recognize the individual benefits and risks they give each patient. I'll try and find the source on it later, but I remember reading that coming into contact with the United States health care system accounted for 10% of all deaths within the country. That's a disgusting figure and is indicative not of patient care, but of the brutal inefficiency of privatized health care and the pursuit of profits above all else.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on How do you record your journal, personal log, or diary and why do you record it that way? in ~talk

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    My goal for 2020 is to write 300 words a day. It can range from recordings of the mundane to whatever question I spent the day pondering. I don't keep a strict routine, I try and write simply...

    My goal for 2020 is to write 300 words a day. It can range from recordings of the mundane to whatever question I spent the day pondering. I don't keep a strict routine, I try and write simply because I find it fosters a healthy head space

    2 votes
  14. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~news

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    I dislike Trump but I would much rather keep him in office through his term. While it's only a short time, I think Pence would be far more dangerous in one year to America than Trump ever could in...

    I dislike Trump but I would much rather keep him in office through his term. While it's only a short time, I think Pence would be far more dangerous in one year to America than Trump ever could in his three years. I'd rather have a bull in a china shop than a fox in the chicken coop.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Let's Talk: What are your guiding rules in life? in ~talk

  16. Comment on The decade we ate the rich in ~finance

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    You should read Matt Stoller's blog posts on Bill Gates. They demonstrate the ruthless tenacity Gates' had in building his empire and paint him as the Rockefeller of tech.

    You should read Matt Stoller's blog posts on Bill Gates. They demonstrate the ruthless tenacity Gates' had in building his empire and paint him as the Rockefeller of tech.

    8 votes