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  1. Comment on New Zealand isn’t just flattening the curve. It’s squashing it in ~health.coronavirus

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    It's definitely pretty bad in the US. It started out as an apolitical thing in Denmark too, with all parties working together - but 1 or 2 weeks after the lockdown started, the far-right parties...

    It's definitely pretty bad in the US. It started out as an apolitical thing in Denmark too, with all parties working together - but 1 or 2 weeks after the lockdown started, the far-right parties started talking about wanting to prevent refugees from Syria and elsewhere seeking asylum...

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Megathread: April Fools' Day 2020 on the internet in ~misc

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    /r/Denmark thought it was a good idea and/or funny to close the subreddit in the middle of a pandemic. So now nobody can post important news or anything else for that matter... One of the worst...

    /r/Denmark thought it was a good idea and/or funny to close the subreddit in the middle of a pandemic. So now nobody can post important news or anything else for that matter... One of the worst April fools' jokes I can remember.

    8 votes
  3. 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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    I've been using yr.no for a long time and have found them to be quite precise the majority of the time. They cover the whole world, not just Norway :)

    I've been using yr.no for a long time and have found them to be quite precise the majority of the time. They cover the whole world, not just Norway :)

    2 votes
  4. Comment on United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19 in ~news

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    For political figures I don't know, I find it useful to look for a controversies part on their Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominic_Raab#Controversies

    For political figures I don't know, I find it useful to look for a controversies part on their Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominic_Raab#Controversies

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What are some games in which movement itself is a joy? in ~games

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    Gris felt quite good, with the added bonus of being a really beautiful game

    Gris felt quite good, with the added bonus of being a really beautiful game

    3 votes
  6. Comment on How concerned are Americans about the coronavirus so far? in ~health.coronavirus

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    Good grief the hypocrisy!

    "Democrats and their media minions"

    Good grief the hypocrisy!

    3 votes
  7. Comment on What's the coronavirus like where you are? in ~health.coronavirus

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    Denmark went from 35 to 801 in 5 days. On Wednesday the government said that all schools and universities would close for 14 days (so far - everyone thinks it will be prolonged to at least a...

    Denmark went from 35 to 801 in 5 days.

    On Wednesday the government said that all schools and universities would close for 14 days (so far - everyone thinks it will be prolonged to at least a month). Restaurants, bars, cinemas, events, etc. are also closing/being cancelled. Everyone has been told to work from home if they can.

    Today they closed all borders and all hospitals must cancel unnecessary operations and whatnot. Only urgent matters will continue, such as cancer treatment and pregnancy related things etc.

    There have also been quite effective information campaigns from the health department which has helped quite a lot. Here's a graph of the spread of the past week or so - looks like it's plateauing as it went from 35 -> 90 -> 262 -> 514 -> 674 -> 801 -> 827. https://i.imgur.com/LeZKQq2.png

    Personally I have been doing school from home (teachers are putting assignments online) which really sucks as I miss my classmates, but it's of course better than going to school and then getting sick because of it.

    11 votes
  8. Comment on Is this unprecedented? in ~health.coronavirus

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    An professor on Danish TV said that they think it will peak in April and subside in May - might only be the case for Denmark though

    no end in sight

    An professor on Danish TV said that they think it will peak in April and subside in May - might only be the case for Denmark though

    1 vote
  9. Comment on The White House has ordered federal health officials to treat top-level coronavirus meetings as classified in ~health.coronavirus

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    On the other hand, Americans are in an election year so perhaps this is something that is finally serious enough to get people to vote for someone else. Probably not though.

    On the other hand, Americans are in an election year so perhaps this is something that is finally serious enough to get people to vote for someone else.

    Probably not though.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Blued, one of the biggest gay dating apps in the world, has succeeded because it plays by the ever-shifting rules for LGBTQ in China - bringing together a minority community without activism in ~lgbt

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    This was a great read, thank you for sharing!

    This was a great read, thank you for sharing!

    5 votes
  11. Comment on What's the Coronavirus like where you are? in ~talk

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    Currently 3 cases in Denmark, one of which had symptoms for a full week before talking to a doctor and getting diagnosed, so there's probably going to be plenty more to come.

    Currently 3 cases in Denmark, one of which had symptoms for a full week before talking to a doctor and getting diagnosed, so there's probably going to be plenty more to come.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Queer Time: The Alternative to “Adulting” | What constitutes adulthood has never been self-evident or value-neutral. Queer lives follow their own temporal logic. in ~lgbt

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    When I tried to post this the first time it said that it had been posted before - but it's nearly 2 years ago so I thought it wouldn't be a problem to post it again. Here's a link to the old...

    When I tried to post this the first time it said that it had been posted before - but it's nearly 2 years ago so I thought it wouldn't be a problem to post it again. Here's a link to the old thread though: https://tildes.net/~lgbt/35o/queer_time_the_alternative_to_adulting

    2 votes
  13. Comment on An unsettling new theory: there is no "swing voter" in ~misc

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    Here, conservative and liberal is synonymous. What does it mean in the US?

    voters split roughly evenly about conservative, liberal, and mixed ideology

    Here, conservative and liberal is synonymous. What does it mean in the US?

    1 vote
  14. Comment on An unsettling new theory: there is no "swing voter" in ~misc

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    I don't have the knowledge to comment on her theories, I just know that this was a great read, helped along by her amazing articulations:

    I don't have the knowledge to comment on her theories, I just know that this was a great read, helped along by her amazing articulations:

    well that is a different fucking banana

    I am arguing radical shit, OK?

    4 votes
  15. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    I've felt this way for a long time! I keep hearing about certain games that I must play because they have a great story, but I'm just like... I've already seen those types of plots and stories in...

    I've felt this way for a long time! I keep hearing about certain games that I must play because they have a great story, but I'm just like... I've already seen those types of plots and stories in books, TV-series, and movies. Everyone praises Witcher 3 for its story, but it bored me and I uninstalled it after playing it for about 20 hours. I didn't feel it was very unique or anything, but I did quite like the Netflix show. Perhaps storytelling in games is just too slowly paced for my tastes.

    1 vote