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  1. Comment on Home Brewing in ~hobbies

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    Now that's my kinda drink lol

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    Now that's my kinda drink lol

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Tumblr’s First Year Without Porn in ~tech

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    They still very much have porn, it's all just soft core and mildly censored.

    They still very much have porn, it's all just soft core and mildly censored.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Group of Canadian premiers will work together to research and build small modular nuclear reactors in ~enviro

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    I'm curious to see what their fuel source will be; I would love to see more work done with Thorium.

    I'm curious to see what their fuel source will be; I would love to see more work done with Thorium.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on The Real Class War in ~humanities

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    I loved how powerful the last line is and I hope it helps drive home the message for more people. I'm in my early 20's right now and I find not nearly enough of my peers show major concern for the...

    If they do, future historians of American collapse will find something truly exceptional: capitalism without competence and feu­dalism with­out nobility.

    I loved how powerful the last line is and I hope it helps drive home the message for more people. I'm in my early 20's right now and I find not nearly enough of my peers show major concern for the decay of our socioeconomic landscape

    8 votes
  5. Comment on When a deep red town’s only grocery closed, city hall opened its own store. Just don’t call it ‘socialism.’ in ~news

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    I think it's something we shouldn't vocalize for at least another generation. Most people who fear socialism are afraid not of what it is but what it represents and entails. These people grew up...

    If only there was a way to go "How do you like your socialism?"

    I think it's something we shouldn't vocalize for at least another generation. Most people who fear socialism are afraid not of what it is but what it represents and entails. These people grew up in a world so diametrically opposed to socialism that even mentioning the word "socialism" instills a fear of ostracization; to a group of people who value community the most this is terrifying. Furthermore, they can't even their hate for socialism being fear based. Community is so deeply engraved into their conscious and public psyche they reflect fear outwards as hate.
    Furthermore, I think the best way to get people onboard with socialism is exactly like how this grocery store turned out. It's like hiding a child's medicine in sugar.

    10 votes
  6. Comment on Look out for Junk Sources in Google News in ~news

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    Makes sense they've started to infiltrate Google News. Lately I've been seeing a surge in fake news accounts on Twitter and Facebook geared towards disseminating news to disturb people. These fake...

    Makes sense they've started to infiltrate Google News. Lately I've been seeing a surge in fake news accounts on Twitter and Facebook geared towards disseminating news to disturb people. These fake Google sites though seem relatively benign in comparison, they're just hijacking older news stories for ad revenue.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on U.S. Army cadets told not to use TikTok in uniform in ~tech

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    Well that makes more sense. I've never participated in ROTC and assumed it would be akin to a team sport. Activities would be too rigorous for keeping your cellphone on you and the commanding...

    Well that makes more sense. I've never participated in ROTC and assumed it would be akin to a team sport. Activities would be too rigorous for keeping your cellphone on you and the commanding officer would vehemently crack down on anyone who violated rules.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on U.S. Army cadets told not to use TikTok in uniform in ~tech

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    I imagine the greatest concern is accidentally spelling confidential information during a training exercise, but that being said why are they allowed to have their phones while they train?

    A Reuters search of the hashtags “#rotc” and “#jrotc” found multiple TikToks of young men and women in U.S. military uniforms lip-syncing, dancing and performing training exercises.

    I imagine the greatest concern is accidentally spelling confidential information during a training exercise, but that being said why are they allowed to have their phones while they train?

    8 votes
  9. Comment on Trump hosted Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel for undisclosed dinner at the White House in October in ~tech

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    The main take away from this article shouldn't be the Zuckerberg meeting, it should be the President fraternizing with a known accelerationist and one of the most powerful people in the country.

    The main take away from this article shouldn't be the Zuckerberg meeting, it should be the President fraternizing with a known accelerationist and one of the most powerful people in the country.

    11 votes
  10. Comment on What do you daydream about? in ~talk

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    How does one become diagnosed with this if you don't mind me asking?

    How does one become diagnosed with this if you don't mind me asking?

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What do you daydream about? in ~talk

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    Food is definitely one of the best things to daydream about lol

    Food is definitely one of the best things to daydream about lol

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Would you pay for social media platforms and search engines if it meant they would not have any advertising or data collection? in ~talk

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    No I wouldn't pay for it period. I can see the appeal of paying for curated content to exclude certain ideologies and aspects of life from your feed, but the vast majority of my peers won't pay...

    No I wouldn't pay for it period. I can see the appeal of paying for curated content to exclude certain ideologies and aspects of life from your feed, but the vast majority of my peers won't pay for it so what is the point of using it if I can't stay in touch with my friends and family. Now a network like Tildes I think is on the right track of being worth to pay for: a small community dedicated towards conversation and growth.
    That being said I prefer the donation model for two reasons: it represents the demand of the people and can help exclude trolls. I find the problem with prescriptions is I make the decision to purchase one at a certain time in my life, yet I won't always need it at all times. For example I only have my Netflix subscription so I can watch certain shows, and there are some months where I don't touch it. As for excluding trolls, by making donations voluntary it decentralizes power amongst users and can stifle trolls because if we all have to pay to access the site then each voice has an equal right to distribute ideas; even ideas which is fringe and can pose hazardous to discourse.

    2 votes
  13. What do you daydream about?

    Whether it's thinking about a videogame, fantasizing your future, a new workout, pondering existence, etc. What do you spend your free time thinking about? I like to spend a lot of my free time...

    Whether it's thinking about a videogame, fantasizing your future, a new workout, pondering existence, etc. What do you spend your free time thinking about?
    I like to spend a lot of my free time defining what a human is and what it means to be one, and I always enjoy watching as my ideas progress over time. So what is something you muse about in your free time? What do you like to sporadically think about and what questions do you often return to?

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

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    I'm taking the next few weeks off of work for my mental health, so I'm really looking forward to just slowing down and relaxing for a minute. What in really looking forward to though is a cross...

    I'm taking the next few weeks off of work for my mental health, so I'm really looking forward to just slowing down and relaxing for a minute. What in really looking forward to though is a cross country road trip I have with my siblings coming up; we're gonna start in the Midwest Sunday and make our way to the West Coast by Wednesday. It'll be a lot of driving but we're waking up early to hit a lot of national parks.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on The next graphene? Shiny and magnetic, a new form of pure carbon dazzles with potential in ~science

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    I would like to see future studies comparing structural yield to various metals. Perhaps it's different electron configurations within the metal which influenced the new material's structure....

    I would like to see future studies comparing structural yield to various metals. Perhaps it's different electron configurations within the metal which influenced the new material's structure. Bismuth or gold would make excellent candidates due to their diamagnetic structure; maybe they could create the predicted pentagram structure instead.

    Either way it's an exciting study and I look forward to hearing what we can learn from it, as this will certainly change our approach to predicting new structures.

  16. Comment on The flat-Earth conspiracy is spreading around the globe. Does it hide a darker core? in ~humanities

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    Has anybody actually seen the documentary "Behind The Curve"? (I feel dirty calling it a documentary, but it definitely isn't cinema lol) I got high and watched it last year expecting to have a...

    Has anybody actually seen the documentary "Behind The Curve"? (I feel dirty calling it a documentary, but it definitely isn't cinema lol)
    I got high and watched it last year expecting to have a good laugh but instead felt an overwhelming sense of pity. The Flat-Earth movement, whether it started out as trolls or not, is merely the product of those the education system has failed. People who the system failed and are socially and intelligently disenfranchised with the world around them.
    For the vast majority of them, it's not actually trying to prove the world is flat, it's simply a keen sense of community they've all lacked.

    15 votes
  17. Comment on The new Motorola razr in ~tech

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    Does anybody know the name of the song used in the advertisement?

    Does anybody know the name of the song used in the advertisement?

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Let's Talk: What browser are you using? in ~talk

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    Firefox's ethos is exactly why I've used them for so long. Definitely a company I trust my data with

    Firefox's ethos is exactly why I've used them for so long. Definitely a company I trust my data with

    6 votes
  19. Comment on Let's Talk: What browser are you using? in ~talk

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    So is it more of a functionality issue than an aesthetic one?

    So is it more of a functionality issue than an aesthetic one?

    2 votes