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  1. Comment on The MTHFR Gene and Why Anti-vax Doctors Are Ordering 23andMe Tests in ~science

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    My wife and all the women in her family were freaked out about the MTHFR gene because their grandma was told her blood clots and other ailments were all related to that specific gene. They got...

    My wife and all the women in her family were freaked out about the MTHFR gene because their grandma was told her blood clots and other ailments were all related to that specific gene. They got their testing a few years back through their primary care physician. In fact, my wife was denied a surgery a couple years back because the doctor cited that the MTHFR variant she carried caused clotting problems.

    I think people tend to jump to erroneous conclusions because they feel more comfortable blaming problems on something rather than the unknown.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Unlike men, women’s cognitive performance may improve at higher room temperature in ~science

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    Bat + Ball = 1.10 Bat - Ball = 1.00 Bat = Ball + 1.00 Substitute Ball + 1.00 + Ball = 1.10 2Ball = 0.10 Ball = 0.05

    Bat + Ball = 1.10

    Bat - Ball = 1.00

    Bat = Ball + 1.00

    Substitute

    Ball + 1.00 + Ball = 1.10

    2Ball = 0.10

    Ball = 0.05

    2 votes
  3. Comment on White House launches tool for social media censorship complaints in ~news

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    I don’t think there’s any tin foil hat needed, that’s exactly what the site is being used for. However, it looks simple enough to have lots of false data fed to it.

    I don’t think there’s any tin foil hat needed, that’s exactly what the site is being used for. However, it looks simple enough to have lots of false data fed to it.

    11 votes
  4. Comment on White House launches tool for social media censorship complaints in ~news

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    This seems like a terrible idea just waiting to have bots and trolls flood it with false reports.

    This seems like a terrible idea just waiting to have bots and trolls flood it with false reports.

    13 votes
  5. Comment on Does your city have civil defense/fire/air raid sirens or similar systems? in ~talk

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    Once the nuclear power plant near me shit down, the siren testing did as well.

    Once the nuclear power plant near me shit down, the siren testing did as well.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Will the Canadian Premier League turn the country into a football power? in ~sports

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    I think a big part of the US's problem is there are too many alternatives. For most powerhouses in Europe and South America, most children learn to play at a young age and grow to idolize the...

    I think a big part of the US's problem is there are too many alternatives. For most powerhouses in Europe and South America, most children learn to play at a young age and grow to idolize the pros. In the US, the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, etc are older and more established. The kids want to be the next Lebron James or Tom Brady and focus their energy and attention on those sports rather than soccer. The US focuses on a top-down approach rather than getting the youth excited about soccer. Everyone wants immediate gratification, rather than taking the time and money to get youth attention and development fixed.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Not Dead But Gone: How a Concussion Changed My Girlfriend's Personality Forever in ~life

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    My wife fell off my son's scooter and broke her skull (for the second time in her life) a little over a year ago. My wife went through quite a bit of the same things that Gabrielle went through,...

    My wife fell off my son's scooter and broke her skull (for the second time in her life) a little over a year ago. My wife went through quite a bit of the same things that Gabrielle went through, but her injury was more severe and required a stay in the hospital.

    This is partly because we don’t fully understand just how far the damage spreads beyond the initial site of impact. Understanding of how the brain is damaged during a concussion is a rapidly evolving field of study

    The trauma center where my wife was initially treated is outside our normal insurance group. The neurosurgeon who picked the bone fragments from her head and put her skull back together with metal plates was not the same one we would see for any follow up appointments we had. The first week in the hospital was a bit of a blur for me, and my wife barely remembers any of it. We had amassed a long list of questions for the neurosurgeon and neurologist when we went in for our first follow up appointment, but pretty much the only answer we got was "We don't know, every person is different." It was incredibly frustrating.

    Gabrielle could appear to be frustratingly normal for brief stretches of time, only to completely break down later, when there was only me there to see these things.

    My wife is one of the strongest people I have ever met. She's also one of the most stubborn and unwilling to accept help. When I returned to work, she fired the caretaker I had hired, and cancelled the service. I got her best friend to come over for a few hours a day, until after 4 days my wife figured out what was happening and kicked her friend out. She talked her doctor into allowing her to return back to work part time after 6 weeks, rather than the original 10 weeks they had agreed upon. Everyone she saw throughout the day would remark how if it wasn't for the shaved head, they would have never known she had an accident. Except every afternoon she would collapse into the bath, followed immediately by bed until it was time to get up the next day. My kids and I were walking on eggshells for months, making sure that once she was in bed, everyone was quiet and quick to help her get comfortable if she needed anything. Failure to act quick enough or to wake her from her slumber caused a fit similar to a toddler. I can't say they are gone yet, but they are much fewer and further between now.

    The person I married is no longer here. She has moments where she loses empathy and becomes almost robotic, a far cry from the person who would cry if a "cute" bug died. She sometimes gets confused or forgets words, especially if she is stressed or tired. I still love my wife and she is still a fantastic mother, but she is different now and it takes patience to remember that sometimes.

    15 votes
  8. Comment on The Woman Who Plotted a Valentine's Mass Murder Shares How the Internet Radicalized Her in ~misc

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    I don't think anyone is innately hateful. It has to start somewhere, usually at home. Both of these people likely had stuff happening between them and their parents. Gamble specifically wanted to...

    I don't think anyone is innately hateful. It has to start somewhere, usually at home. Both of these people likely had stuff happening between them and their parents. Gamble specifically wanted to target middle-aged Christian women, which is probably how he identifies his mother, while Souvannarath likely had something happening with her Laotian father and/or other minorities close to her. Over time, their lack of skills to deal with/ process their emotions forces them inward and in a feedback of self hate and resentment/anger for those around them. To have helped them would probably have required earlier intervention and lots of therapy for some trauma (perceived or real) that they have grudgingly built up for years.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on Trump Considered Dumping Migrants in Democratic Strongholds in ~news

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    I don’t think anyone meant it as an entire demographic, just that there are upper class democrats that are racist. Granted most are not running around using slurs or showing outward hate, but...

    I don’t think anyone meant it as an entire demographic, just that there are upper class democrats that are racist. Granted most are not running around using slurs or showing outward hate, but there definitely is tons of subtle racism.

  10. Comment on Trump Considered Dumping Migrants in Democratic Strongholds in ~news

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    It’s definitely not wrong. My wife actually just quit her job this past week and one of the reasons was because of the racist owner. The black and Latino workers were offered less than their white...

    It’s definitely not wrong. My wife actually just quit her job this past week and one of the reasons was because of the racist owner. The black and Latino workers were offered less than their white counterparts and the hiring criteria for PoC was unofficially a much higher bar

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Reddit’s /r/Piracy is Deleting Almost 10 Years of History to Avoid Ban in ~tech

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    My only options where I used to live were Cox Communications or dsl. With 2 kids who game and stream video, dsl wasn’t really an option.

    My only options where I used to live were Cox Communications or dsl. With 2 kids who game and stream video, dsl wasn’t really an option.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Reddit For Sale: How We Bought The Top Spot For $200 (2016) in ~tech

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    Here’s some links from , but they don’t only focus on spam/ manipulation. There’s probably more that don’t mention him by name and therefore aren’t in the search, I know of at least one where...

    Here’s some links from , but they don’t only focus on spam/ manipulation. There’s probably more that don’t mention him by name and therefore aren’t in the search, I know of at least one where someone (maybe even me but I don’t remember that long ago
    ) posted him calling out one of my accounts for trolling conspiracy about automod integrating into the site so reddit could filter comments they didn’t like that doesn’t show up in that search.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Move back to your dying hometown. Unless you can’t. in ~life

  14. Comment on Reddit’s /r/Piracy is Deleting Almost 10 Years of History to Avoid Ban in ~tech

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    Back when I used to make gifs I pirated tons of movies and shows. It was easier for me to torrent something than to rip a dvd o to my computer. In fact before I stopped, my isp gave me two (of 3)...

    Back when I used to make gifs I pirated tons of movies and shows. It was easier for me to torrent something than to rip a dvd o to my computer. In fact before I stopped, my isp gave me two (of 3) strikes for movies I owned the dvd of (one 10 years old). I once had YouTube ban an account because I had too many infractions. No videos (gifs that I was seeking feedback on) had more than 10 views nor were public, yet automated software flagged me. It’s a shitty system, easily corrupted and usually not worth the effort to contest. Unless legislation changes, Reddit really has no choice but to comply

    12 votes
  15. Comment on The Intellectual We Deserve in ~misc

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    But that’s the point. There are well educated morons, poorly educated geniuses, and everything in between. Well educated smart people are just as capable of dumb decisions as poorly educated...

    But that’s the point. There are well educated morons, poorly educated geniuses, and everything in between. Well educated smart people are just as capable of dumb decisions as poorly educated dumbasses. The need to belong is often more important than than the desire to be knowledgeable.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on The Intellectual We Deserve in ~misc

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    I have to disagree. Education tends to have little effect on people being star struck and thus falling to an appeal to authority. I know tons of PhD’s would would gladly accept the word of a...

    You don’t usually find well educated people obsessing over celebrities like Chris Brown or watching Dr. Phil.

    I have to disagree. Education tends to have little effect on people being star struck and thus falling to an appeal to authority. I know tons of PhD’s would would gladly accept the word of a celebrity over the word of an unknown person simply because the celebrity is revered. It really comes down to each individual’s proclivity towards desire of knowledge vs the desire of being “correct.”

    9 votes
  17. Comment on /r/ChangeMyView moderators announce that they are launching their own site at ChangeAView.com in ~tech

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    Ah, I assumed the token would just be something as simple as a little flair or badge or something minorly cosmetic rather than a highlight or changing vote weights, etc. Although now that you...

    Ah, I assumed the token would just be something as simple as a little flair or badge or something minorly cosmetic rather than a highlight or changing vote weights, etc. Although now that you explained it for me, it makes sense that even just a flair would be abused and could definitely change voting behavior.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on /r/ChangeMyView moderators announce that they are launching their own site at ChangeAView.com in ~tech

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    Like @editingandlayout kind of mentioned, even hqg is less and less about short clips and more about silent videos with added effects. I don’t pay much attention anymore so probably wrong, but it...

    Like @editingandlayout kind of mentioned, even hqg is less and less about short clips and more about silent videos with added effects. I don’t pay much attention anymore so probably wrong, but it feels like at least once a month someone is asking how to add their 3 minute, 4K UHD “gif” to imgur.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on /r/ChangeMyView moderators announce that they are launching their own site at ChangeAView.com in ~tech

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    Not to mention that even getting all the mods of a single sub to agree on the same thing is like herding cats. Mods hate mods just as much as regular users and I could easily see people using an...

    Not to mention that even getting all the mods of a single sub to agree on the same thing is like herding cats. Mods hate mods just as much as regular users and I could easily see people using an attempt at unionizing to get people above them kicked or as an excuse to justify kicking someone below them. Hell, when I deleted my account I seriously considered kicking tons of mods from lots of zsubs before I decided that I really didn’t care that much (although I would have if I could have kept access to modmail).

    3 votes