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  1. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

  2. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I've actually been listening to a lot of the Jimmy Eat World album "Integrity Blues". I've been in a bit of a identity crisis lately, and it seems to actually comfort me and also be completely...

    I've actually been listening to a lot of the Jimmy Eat World album "Integrity Blues". I've been in a bit of a identity crisis lately, and it seems to actually comfort me and also be completely relatable.

  3. Comment on RIP Culture War Thread - /r/slatestarcodex's regular thread for debating polarizing issues showed the difficulties and risks of hosting those conversations in ~tech

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    No your honestly right. At least you can say that you tried?

    No your honestly right. At least you can say that you tried?

  4. Comment on RIP Culture War Thread - /r/slatestarcodex's regular thread for debating polarizing issues showed the difficulties and risks of hosting those conversations in ~tech

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    "You can lead a horse to water..." Honestly I kind of agree with you that if someone is that far gone, how can we save them? But I think the value in online discussion isn't for them as it for the...

    "You can lead a horse to water..."

    Honestly I kind of agree with you that if someone is that far gone, how can we save them? But I think the value in online discussion isn't for them as it for the majority of people that generally who don't have those extreme viewpoints. I'm having a discussion with you and with others on this site and generally I've learned a lot of new stuff. I definitely think it's a real shame that it seems that a super-minority of highly prolific posters have managed to take over what seems to be large swaths of the internet and even significant chunks of our culture as well, but I feel like fear of the discussion with others is just as bad if not worse alternative. Idk, I'm not sure how to solve this aside from ignoring the extreme ones and seeking out real discussion with real individuals. Still, I'm not saying I have answers, but I just feel that people not talking to each other is feeding this problem as well.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on ‘Green Book’ Wins Best Picture Oscar Despite Controversy in ~movies

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    Honestly the skit with Seth Meyers sums it up perfectly

    Honestly the skit with Seth Meyers sums it up perfectly

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What is your weirdest eating/drinking habit you had as a kid? in ~talk

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    I used to go to the soda fountain and put every single flavor of soda and in my drink and drink it. All I remember was it tasting sweet.

    I used to go to the soda fountain and put every single flavor of soda and in my drink and drink it. All I remember was it tasting sweet.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on When will there be a group for photographers? in ~tildes

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  9. Comment on The US government has redefined “pink slime” as ground beef in ~food

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    Mmmmmm. Love me some pink slime. Always dreaming of the magic it does to my arteries.

    Mmmmmm. Love me some pink slime. Always dreaming of the magic it does to my arteries.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Time to Panic - The planet is getting warmer in catastrophic ways. And fear may be the only thing that saves us. in ~enviro

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    Exactly! Honestly, but I have idea how to get people on the same page. It seems people are too tied up to their screens to even look up and chat with someone from the other side, get their...

    Exactly! Honestly, but I have idea how to get people on the same page. It seems people are too tied up to their screens to even look up and chat with someone from the other side, get their viewpoint, try to understand where they come from and what points they may be right on, or perspectives that they haven't considered before.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Trump Declares National Emergency To Help Fund Southern Border Wall in ~news

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    Honestly, the biggest thing that gets me is about how the President declares that we are being victimized by all of these drugs coming in to our nations. Which I find hilarious because the only...

    Honestly, the biggest thing that gets me is about how the President declares that we are being victimized by all of these drugs coming in to our nations. Which I find hilarious because the only reason why drugs would be entering this country is because people are willing and able to pay for them, which is simple economics. This isn't the Mexican drug problem, this is the American drug problem. Making it harder and more expensive for people to do the thing they were already going to do does nothing but make things worse for those people and the ones around them. Violence and crime are tied to it as desperate drug users will do anything to get more of the drugs, or the people who sell these drugs will fight other people for a greater share of the market. In my eyes, why don't we try to attack the root causes of why people do drugs in the first place or give more resources to try to help those who are addicted then to go through this wall debacle.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on What is something you want to gush/talk about but haven't had the chance/audience to? in ~talk

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    Honestly kudos to that! Standing up for yourself is never stupid, and especially the way you did it. Mad props here. I hope this grows your self-confidence.

    Honestly kudos to that! Standing up for yourself is never stupid, and especially the way you did it. Mad props here. I hope this grows your self-confidence.

    8 votes
  13. Comment on What is something you want to gush/talk about but haven't had the chance/audience to? in ~talk

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    Dude that game is excellent! Kudos for learning the guitar too!

    Dude that game is excellent! Kudos for learning the guitar too!

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What is something you want to gush/talk about but haven't had the chance/audience to? in ~talk

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    Honestly I listen to a bit of their podcasts and I enjoy the work they do. They always seem to have really insightful and informed stuff. I just need to listen to it more often, as I'm a bit of a...

    Honestly I listen to a bit of their podcasts and I enjoy the work they do. They always seem to have really insightful and informed stuff. I just need to listen to it more often, as I'm a bit of a music junkie as well.

    3 votes
  15. Hey everyone! I'm pretty new here, and I'm already enjoying this place, but I was wondering when there will be a group to post photos. I take photos and I'm sure some of you do as well, and I...

    Hey everyone!

    I'm pretty new here, and I'm already enjoying this place, but I was wondering when there will be a group to post photos. I take photos and I'm sure some of you do as well, and I thought it would be cool to be able to share the photos we take and get honest feedback on them like we have honest discussions in the news articles, share tips and tricks, and generally have another way to connect.

    I know generally photos are kind of taboo, as places like instagram have kind of ruined it and turned every single person with a camera on their phone into a photographer, so I get it if you have reservations. I have some myself, but I still want to take the chance.

    Idk, I thought it would be cool. If not, then whatever, I ain't picky about this place I enjoy it very much.

    22 votes
  16. Comment on Time to Panic - The planet is getting warmer in catastrophic ways. And fear may be the only thing that saves us. in ~enviro

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    Honestly, I hope people get terrified. It's about time that the human's basic instinct for survival kicked in. What I hope is that people get so terrified that even the big heads of corporations...

    Honestly, I hope people get terrified. It's about time that the human's basic instinct for survival kicked in. What I hope is that people get so terrified that even the big heads of corporations realize it's time to change. I certainly hope so. I feel like history has too many examples of us not getting ahead of bad things and then having to go through huge ordeals which lead to too many people dying.

    I remember hearing a speech, where the speaker called this era of one of the most pivotal points in human history, which I thought was interesting because for some reason it doesn't feel like that. Nobody ever emphasizes that future historians will look at this time period as being pivotal, and yet they will. I guess this is the time where we either royally fuck up and we will judged by shame, or it's where we get our heads out our asses, learn from our mistakes, and move forward. Where we rise up as a people and make the necessary changes we need to make. Either way, I just hope we choose the right path, as it seems so far we have not.

    8 votes
  17. Comment on You are horrible people in ~life

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    Honestly, that's a really good point. I don't know where that line of inconvenience and excessive self-sacrifice should be, nor would I want to be the person who would have to decide it. I can...

    Honestly, that's a really good point. I don't know where that line of inconvenience and excessive self-sacrifice should be, nor would I want to be the person who would have to decide it. I can totally see your point because in then end I could probably be faulted too for not giving enough. I guess just doing enough to feel good or okay when I go to bed at night is my goal, and that even brings up a debate because that is variable. My definition of doing enough may be too little or too much to others, or not enough in one area.

    As @Tygrak was saying it does seem like a real life example of the trolley problem, and maybe that's all we can gain from this. A question to just ask ourselves of what we would do in that situation and what feels right to us. I do appreciate the point you raised though, and the honest and real debate going on here. Honestly just coming here from reddit has already felt like such a real place with real discussion and people. Have a nice day. :)

    4 votes
  18. Comment on You are horrible people in ~life

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    Honestly, it's really interesting to hear both points from just reading the comments. It honestly seems that both sides are right in some areas, as a massive alert that woke people thousands of...

    Honestly, it's really interesting to hear both points from just reading the comments. It honestly seems that both sides are right in some areas, as a massive alert that woke people thousands of miles away from the crime does seem unnecessary, and yet this for the life of a child, which is supremely important.

    @patience-limited definitely was right about how the bombardment of notifications can make people less sensitive towards everything, but I'm not sure if tuning out stuff like this is the right way. In fact, it seems that this should be one of those things that we should have notifications for, and not whether our friend-from-middle-school's, ex-girlfriend's, dad's, brother had a sandwich for breakfast. As it seems generally that people aren't complaining about the hundred messages they get from instragram, reddit, or facebook everyday.

    I guess I just think we have it inverted. Yeah, I totally agree we need less pings, alerts, and notifications, but maybe we should tone down notifications for our social media usage and all the other bullshit stuff we focus so heavily on these days, instead of the more important stuff like the life of a child, and while I'll contend that sending a notification like this to people thousands of miles away is a little excessive, I also think the better to be safe than risk that man getting away with the life of a child.

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

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    Honestly a lot of alternative and electronic lately. I have 7000 songs in my library so when I discover something interesting there I drop it in my memorable playlist, and I mainly jam to that...

    Honestly a lot of alternative and electronic lately. I have 7000 songs in my library so when I discover something interesting there I drop it in my memorable playlist, and I mainly jam to that throughout the week.