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  1. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Feminists Don't Wear Pink and Other Lies by Sclarlett Curtis. It's a collection of essays by feminists (including a lot of celebrities) about why they are feminists, how they became feminists,...

    Feminists Don't Wear Pink and Other Lies by Sclarlett Curtis.

    It's a collection of essays by feminists (including a lot of celebrities) about why they are feminists, how they became feminists, what feminism means to them, etc. It's a tough read but I highly recommend it!

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Queen Elizabeth II dies in ~news

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    Truly, the amount of times I've seen "the queen is dead, love live the king", and things like "god save the king" is really disturbing. You'd think they are mythical creatures

    Truly, the amount of times I've seen "the queen is dead, love live the king", and things like "god save the king" is really disturbing.

    You'd think they are mythical creatures

    5 votes
  3. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Current show has to be Rings of Power. It is so incredibly gorgeous

    Current show has to be Rings of Power. It is so incredibly gorgeous

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Where are all the cool alien movies and TV shows? in ~movies

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    Oh I felt the same way. Couldn't get into it the first time around - awful characters, but I did start to like some of them once things got going. It unfortunately takes way too long for it to get...

    Oh I felt the same way. Couldn't get into it the first time around - awful characters, but I did start to like some of them once things got going. It unfortunately takes way too long for it to get going. I also never felt that it gets as good as its reputation would have one believe - I have no idea how some people rate it as the best TV series/sci-fi series there is. While it gets better in season 2 and 3, there is always a certain amount of soap opera between characters, to the point that I would never actually recommend this show to anyone. The awful inter-personal drama only becomes so much worse in the last seasons. It's really not that good of a series

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  5. Comment on Where are all the cool alien movies and TV shows? in ~movies

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    I recently finished a binge of The Expanse. I second this comment, and would even go so far as to say that seasons 5 and 6 simply are not worth watching - it barely has anything to do with seasons...

    I recently finished a binge of The Expanse. I second this comment, and would even go so far as to say that seasons 5 and 6 simply are not worth watching - it barely has anything to do with seasons 1-4. The thing that grabbed me about the show is this original something, which the last two seasons almost don't even mention.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør – Oh, Lover (2022) in ~music

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    This is really good, wow! Thank you for sharing

    This is really good, wow! Thank you for sharing

    3 votes
  7. Comment on What’s the strangest thing you ever found in a book? in ~books

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    Do excerpts from the book itself count? It has to be the weirdest thing I've ever read. From Sputnik Sweetheart: The author mentions this man's nose several other times as well, throughout the...

    Do excerpts from the book itself count? It has to be the weirdest thing I've ever read. From Sputnik Sweetheart:

    Sumire's father was an almost mythic figure to the women in the Yokohama area who needed dental care. In the examination room he always wore a surgical cap and large mask, so the only thing the patient could see was a pair of eyes and ears. Even so, it was obvious how attractive he was. His beautiful, manly nose swelled up suggestively from under the mask, making his female patients blush. In an instant - regardless of whether their dental plan covered the costs - they fell in love.

    The author mentions this man's nose several other times as well, throughout the book. I don't know if this is just some weird nose fetish on behalf of the author, if it's men writing women material, or just genuine peculiarity. Strange to say the least.

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

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    I don't even know where to begin with statistics like this. It's unfathomable from my European, Danish view. We have our share of people who believe in crazy things here too, but they luckily...

    40% of Americans also believe that Biden lost the election, and I think it's largely the same 40%.

    I don't even know where to begin with statistics like this. It's unfathomable from my European, Danish view.

    We have our share of people who believe in crazy things here too, but they luckily don't make up a hundred million people or more as they do in the US - they didn't even get enough votes to get a single seat in parliament in the 2019 elections.

    I genuinely wonder why these things happen in the US and nowhere else. It can't all be down to Fox news? Left and right? Surely there has to be a historical reason that such a huge amount of the population are all in on these conspiracies.

    10 votes
  9. Comment on Three killed in shooting at Copenhagen shopping centre – 22-year-old Danish man in custody as police chief says too early to speculate on the motive for the shooting in ~news

  10. Comment on Three killed in shooting at Copenhagen shopping centre – 22-year-old Danish man in custody as police chief says too early to speculate on the motive for the shooting in ~news

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    Really shook about this. I am Danish and I lived no more than 500 meters from this mall. I moved just two months ago, on May 1st. Went shopping there quite a lot, sometimes on a weekly basis......

    Really shook about this.

    I am Danish and I lived no more than 500 meters from this mall. I moved just two months ago, on May 1st. Went shopping there quite a lot, sometimes on a weekly basis... When they talk about it on the news, I know exactly the spot in the mall that he opened fire. It's really scary to think that I could have easily been there today.

    A friend of mine was supposed to go shopping there today. They cancelled and decided on another day thankfully. I don't know how I would bear losing such a close friend.

    Can't believe mass shootings are occurring in Denmark now, in my hometown even. Oslo happened just one week ago...

    Edit: just got word that another friend of mine was actually there today, in the very shop that the gunman opened fire by. She's okay thankfully.

    8 votes
  11. Comment on Having been on Android for over a decade, I just got my first iPhone! What should I know? in ~tech

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    Wow thank you for that spacebar one! I kept selecting all the text and fumbling around

    Wow thank you for that spacebar one! I kept selecting all the text and fumbling around

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Having been on Android for over a decade, I just got my first iPhone! What should I know? in ~tech

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    I use Spotify, I'll see if it works with that too! I've come to dislike their app. And thank you for linking me to an ad-blocker! I was actually worried it wouldn't be possible to block ads on iOS...

    I use Spotify, I'll see if it works with that too! I've come to dislike their app.

    And thank you for linking me to an ad-blocker! I was actually worried it wouldn't be possible to block ads on iOS (not sure why I thought so)

    3 votes
  13. Having been on Android for over a decade, I just got my first iPhone! What should I know?

    So far I have been having a surprisingly easy time learning iOS. It is incredibly intuitive! Though to be fair, my friend who has always been on iOS said the same thing about Android when she...

    So far I have been having a surprisingly easy time learning iOS. It is incredibly intuitive! Though to be fair, my friend who has always been on iOS said the same thing about Android when she switched.

    There are so many things that are basically identical on the two operating systems. But I am sure I am missing out on a lot of things that my iPhone 13 can do that my Samsung A50 could not do.

    So far I'm really loving the switch, everything feels smooth. But I am very accepting of any tips and tricks that anyone might have up their sleeves! 😊

    19 votes
  14. Comment on I don't think time helps in ~talk

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    I relate to this so much. It does indeed feel like this battle with mental health going to be a lifelong struggle - I'm 28 and have started to cut myself again despite thinking it was something I...

    I relate to this so much. It does indeed feel like this battle with mental health going to be a lifelong struggle - I'm 28 and have started to cut myself again despite thinking it was something I was done with, having been ok for 3-ish years

    4 votes
  15. Comment on “I have become convinced that Kremlin has made a decision to invade Ukraine later this winter.” (Dec 21, 2021) in ~misc

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    He has really hit the nail on the head with his analysis, damn. Except for stopping development of Nord Stream 2, there are indeed no sanctions on fossil fuels (yet) ETA: Case in point -...

    Energy prices are skyrocketing. Europe is wholly dependent on Russia’s gas and even the US is currently importing Russia’s crude oil. There is little chance there will be economic sanctions on fossil fuels as a result

    He has really hit the nail on the head with his analysis, damn. Except for stopping development of Nord Stream 2, there are indeed no sanctions on fossil fuels (yet)

    ETA: Case in point - https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/russia-ukraine-latest-news-2022-03-04/card/shell-buys-russian-oil-at-bargain-price-2ZljvO2HQlmPm5d5aAgG

    3 votes
  16. Comment on World's biggest shipping company sees record profit as demand surges – Denmark's AP Moeller-Maersk saw 2021 revenue come in at $61.8 billion in ~finance

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    This news has created quite a debate here in Denmark because they abuse any way possible to avoid paying taxes. Loopholes, exemptions, you name it...

    This news has created quite a debate here in Denmark because they abuse any way possible to avoid paying taxes. Loopholes, exemptions, you name it...

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) | First look in ~movies

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    That looks amazing! I have a weird aversion about animated movies (don't ask me why), but my girlfriend convinced me to watch the first one and it completely blew me away. Very excited to watch this!

    That looks amazing!

    I have a weird aversion about animated movies (don't ask me why), but my girlfriend convinced me to watch the first one and it completely blew me away. Very excited to watch this!

    4 votes