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  1. Comment on How Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Movie Critic’ fell apart in ~movies

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    Have you seen Jackie Brown? I recently watched that one for the first time. The bondsman’s story arc is my favorite. All of the scenes where he’s just listening to the song he heard at Jackie’s...

    Have you seen Jackie Brown? I recently watched that one for the first time. The bondsman’s story arc is my favorite. All of the scenes where he’s just listening to the song he heard at Jackie’s place cracked me up. So cute and funny at the same time.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Instagram's Nudify [non-consensual fake nude photo generator] ads in ~tech

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    I can empathize with someone if they're insecure and the images are being shared with others for the purpose of bullying them. I'm sure that's where most of the horror stories will come from. A...

    I can empathize with someone if they're insecure and the images are being shared with others for the purpose of bullying them. I'm sure that's where most of the horror stories will come from. A teenager (boy or girl) will have fake underage nudes made of them. Everyone will know it's fake but they'll pretend it isn't and will tease them endlessly about how they did something in the photo. That will lead to suicides given how widespread it will soon be.

    And on the other hand I can empathize with people that will find out their friend made fake pornography of them (this sort of thing happened with a Twitch streamer recently). Fundamentally it's not a new story. Friend A finds out that friend B has been intensely attracted to them this whole time. And given that these are digital artifacts they're much easier to find out about than a dream someone had.

    9 votes
  3. Comment on I grew up in Michigan but currently live in Georgia. My GF and I are looking at buying a house, and both states have first time home buyer incentives, but they're income based. in ~finance

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    Unless you want to make an LLC for the home.

    Unless you want to make an LLC for the home.

  4. Comment on US Federal Trade Commission bans new noncompete agreements in ~life

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    Part of the reason California has Silicon Valley is because of its strong worker protections. Non-competes aren't enforceable and workers own all IP they produce outside of work. What's funny is I...

    Part of the reason California has Silicon Valley is because of its strong worker protections. Non-competes aren't enforceable and workers own all IP they produce outside of work.

    What's funny is I have actually signed a non-compete in CA before. For my first job here my contract had a non-compete page. Then on the next page it mentioned that they were legally obligated to inform me that the previous page was completely unenforceable.

    20 votes
  5. Comment on Amazon grows to over 750,000 robots as world's second-largest private employer replaces over 100,000 humans in ~tech

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    It's absolutely possible. But greed is legal and encouraged. Greed should be a crime.

    It's absolutely possible. But greed is legal and encouraged. Greed should be a crime.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Rooftop solar panels are flooding California’s grid. That’s a problem. in ~enviro

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    Not very surprising. Solar availability being out of sync with demand is the main complaint with that source of energy. It seems to me that if the state wants to push property owners to install...

    Not very surprising. Solar availability being out of sync with demand is the main complaint with that source of energy. It seems to me that if the state wants to push property owners to install panels it's on the state to take care of the storage side of the equation.

    24 votes
  7. Comment on Scientists push new paradigm of animal consciousness, saying even insects may be sentient in ~enviro

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    I'm saying the brain leads, the mind follows. Put another way, I suspect it's possible to have a human brain with no ego that can still accomplish the same tasks. This is of course just one...

    I'm saying the brain leads, the mind follows. Put another way, I suspect it's possible to have a human brain with no ego that can still accomplish the same tasks.

    This is of course just one possible explanation. I toy with many different models of consciousness.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Fellow hardline materialists, how do you "enchant" the world? in ~talk

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    I like to play a lot of games where it's not just about winning or losing, it's about style. In my opinion life is performance art. As long as I get to do some of the wild stuff I want to do,...

    I like to play a lot of games where it's not just about winning or losing, it's about style. In my opinion life is performance art. As long as I get to do some of the wild stuff I want to do, impressing those I care about and upsetting those that need to be upset, I'll have done as much as a person can hope to do. So even if dying is losing, I want to lose in a way that proves I held to my values.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Scientists push new paradigm of animal consciousness, saying even insects may be sentient in ~enviro

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    A brain driven by automatic responses. Then the ego will write stories afterwards to claim ownership.

    A brain driven by automatic responses. Then the ego will write stories afterwards to claim ownership.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Rents are the Fed’s ‘biggest stumbling block’ in taming US inflation in ~finance

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    Is that down to the RealPage cartel?

    Is that down to the RealPage cartel?

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Ugly characters in video games in ~games

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    How are you voting this year? Conservative, progressive or Gamer Gate?

    How are you voting this year? Conservative, progressive or Gamer Gate?

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Intelligence community largely won House FISA fight. Now comes the US Senate. in ~tech

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    The Democratic Party should be our old dusty Conservative Party. Not our “anything but fascism” party.

    The vote of 60-34 sends the bill to President Joe Biden, who has championed it.

    The Democratic Party should be our old dusty Conservative Party. Not our “anything but fascism” party.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on California sets nation-leading limit for carcinogenic chromium-6 in drinking water in ~enviro

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    Seems like the price difference should be made up with taxes on chromium-6 producers. The costs will inevitably get passed on to consumers, but that kind of payment structure would encourage less...

    Seems like the price difference should be made up with taxes on chromium-6 producers. The costs will inevitably get passed on to consumers, but that kind of payment structure would encourage less production of the chemical in the first place.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on Laziness does not exist in ~humanities

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    I was lucky and got nearly every major advantage a human being can have. I don’t want to enumerate them because that would be gross, but trust me. I do good work and am a contributing member to...

    I was lucky and got nearly every major advantage a human being can have. I don’t want to enumerate them because that would be gross, but trust me. I do good work and am a contributing member to society. But conversely, someone could have gotten nearly every disadvantage. And most of those will be artificial and fixable, we just choose not to fix them. They might be racially discriminated against, disabled in a way that could be addressed by better healthcare, born poor without access to good education, etc. And in the 1st world we are mostly past our stage of expansion. You can’t easily catch a ride to the middle class by working hard. You’ll just be working to exhaust yourself.

    So I don’t blame people for giving up and living off of government assistance. If you want these people to work harder you should vote to fix the problems that make them hopeless.

    20 votes
  15. Comment on Are Free Software developers at risk? A potential threat to Free Software developers looms in the form of an ongoing lawsuit in the UK involving Bitcoin and its core developers. in ~tech

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    The miners use that power constantly. Changes to the Bitcoin protocol are implemented as BIPs which can be turned on and off as flags. When they mine a block they add their set of flags to that...

    The miners use that power constantly. Changes to the Bitcoin protocol are implemented as BIPs which can be turned on and off as flags. When they mine a block they add their set of flags to that block which officially gets recorded as a vote for the BIP. If a vast majority of the last 14 days worth of blocks have a flag it's considered adopted. If it passes the remaining minority would be left behind as a blockchain fork. Bitcoin has had a few of these forks in its history (Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold).

    You can also hard fork the software and start the blockchain over from scratch, with everyone having a 0 balance. That's essentially what most alt-chains and shit-coins are.

    Git itself is a blockchain (git is the source code version management software used by Bitcoin). Because it's a blockchain there's resistance to starting over from scratch. But the Bitcoin blockchain holds perhaps millions of times more weight due to its monetary value. So the Bitcoin blockchain integrity is what we should think of when discussing software forks. The software chain follows the Bitcoin chain, not the other way around. And the miners, literally, write the Bitcoin blockchain.

    11 votes
  16. Comment on Are Free Software developers at risk? A potential threat to Free Software developers looms in the form of an ongoing lawsuit in the UK involving Bitcoin and its core developers. in ~tech

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    The power in this case lies with the miners. The court is completely uninformed.

    The power in this case lies with the miners. The court is completely uninformed.

    10 votes
  17. Comment on Generation Z is unprecedentedly rich in ~finance

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    It’s done through natural natural language processing.

    It’s done through natural natural language processing.

    25 votes
  18. Comment on Reasons to be cheerful about Generation Z in ~life

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    I think I'm actually not far off from where my dad was at. I just can't be complacent and let people be greedy assholes.

    I think I'm actually not far off from where my dad was at. I just can't be complacent and let people be greedy assholes.

    9 votes
  19. Comment on Reasons to be cheerful about Generation Z in ~life

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    There was a conversation at work about whether we'd gotten more conservative as we'd gotten older. I'm 28, so just a year or two too old to be "officially" Gen Z. But honestly I've only gone...

    There was a conversation at work about whether we'd gotten more conservative as we'd gotten older. I'm 28, so just a year or two too old to be "officially" Gen Z. But honestly I've only gone further to the left. My ideal system is socialism - straight up "workers own the means of production" stuff.

    11 votes
  20. Comment on Why Gen Z is quietly giving up in ~life

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    Bit of a tangent here, but I was talking with a friend who lives in Florida about homeless people (I live in California where there are a lot and they are out on the streets). He said that...

    Bit of a tangent here, but I was talking with a friend who lives in Florida about homeless people (I live in California where there are a lot and they are out on the streets). He said that Floridians just don't stand for the homeless and that it's their values that keep people off of the streets. I'm pretty sure it's down to much bigger matters like climate and the cost of living. But it's really easy to look around and say it's because of literally anything else. Until you're in the position to order cops to behave differently you won't find out you're wrong.