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  1. Comment on Before the Shaking Starts: Living in the shadow of Utah’s next big earthquake. in ~misc

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    It seems like every region (at least in the USA) has some sort of looming disaster. Are there areas of the world relatively safe from natural disasters? Great writing in the article, I could...

    It seems like every region (at least in the USA) has some sort of looming disaster. Are there areas of the world relatively safe from natural disasters?

    Great writing in the article, I could really relate. Though, my personal disaster I can't stop thinking about is climate change.

  2. Comment on The Top 10 Emo Rap Tracks of 2018 in ~music

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    Just listened to everything in the list. I enjoyed reading your commentary. Thanks for writing it.

    Just listened to everything in the list. I enjoyed reading your commentary. Thanks for writing it.

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  3. Comment on Are you optimistic about the future? in ~talk

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    Not really. I think climate change is going to keep eroding society and life in general will get worse. I am trying to hope I can find personal happiness despite this.

    Not really. I think climate change is going to keep eroding society and life in general will get worse. I am trying to hope I can find personal happiness despite this.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Oh thank you! I see the button now in the sidebar. I only thought to check there on the homepage I guess. I'd heard of Mastodon, but I didn't know about the whole ActivityPub fediverse so I'll...

    Oh thank you! I see the button now in the sidebar. I only thought to check there on the homepage I guess.

    I'd heard of Mastodon, but I didn't know about the whole ActivityPub fediverse so I'll have to check that out.

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  5. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I've been feeling dissatisfied with the mainstream social media I've been using (reddit & twitter) so I was going to try using some alternatives more this weekend. Which leads me to this question,...

    I've been feeling dissatisfied with the mainstream social media I've been using (reddit & twitter) so I was going to try using some alternatives more this weekend.

    Which leads me to this question, I feel stupid for asking, but could someone describe where the button for making a new topic on this site is? I can't find it.

    11 votes
  6. Comment on What’s your favorite soup? in ~food

  7. Comment on Ban on single-use plastic items approved by European Parliament in ~enviro

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    Bans on single-use plastics should be implemented everywhere immediately. Anyone know why it's not a more popular policy? Are politicians really worried the electorate will punish them for...

    Bans on single-use plastics should be implemented everywhere immediately. Anyone know why it's not a more popular policy? Are politicians really worried the electorate will punish them for implementing policies that will be a minor inconvenience now, but an important improvement to our future?

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

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    what a coincidence! I just started listening to them this week

    what a coincidence! I just started listening to them this week

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Do you think a collapse is coming? in ~talk

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    My thinking is similar. I'm wondering if I should move my family somewhere with more fresh water and arable land.

    My thinking is similar. I'm wondering if I should move my family somewhere with more fresh water and arable land.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on How did you come across Tildes? in ~talk

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    Hacker News and then searched out the invite thread on reddit

    Hacker News and then searched out the invite thread on reddit

    6 votes
  11. Comment on Andrew McCabe says he ordered the obstruction of justice probe of President Trump in ~news

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    I'm glad we get to find out how democracy works behind the scenes like this. At least whenever someone is drumming up pre-orders for their book.

    I'm glad we get to find out how democracy works behind the scenes like this. At least whenever someone is drumming up pre-orders for their book.

    6 votes
  12. Comment on What non-fiction books have had lasting explanatory power? in ~books

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    The Strategy of Conflict by Thomas C. Schelling I read it about 10 years ago, but I still find myself recalling some of it's principles whenever I am trying to negotiate something. I was also...

    The Strategy of Conflict by Thomas C. Schelling I read it about 10 years ago, but I still find myself recalling some of it's principles whenever I am trying to negotiate something. I was also really taken with the idea of "Schelling Points" or points that for some reason people are more likely to coalesce to without prearrangement or communication. Game theory isn't really my field, though, so perhaps newer books on the subject have surpassed it.

    2 votes