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

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    Been grooving with "Borderline" by Tame Impala, and "Saw Lightning " by Beck. I was a little off put at first by lightning, but by the third listen I was hooked. Borderline gets me very excited...

    Been grooving with "Borderline" by Tame Impala, and "Saw Lightning " by Beck. I was a little off put at first by lightning, but by the third listen I was hooked. Borderline gets me very excited for the next album

  2. Comment on This Week in Election Night, 2020 (Week 3) in ~news

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    I'll give you that, it's probably a bit revisionist. All I'm trying to say is that I'm trying to be cautiously optimistic, especially this early in the election. Regardless, I'll watching closely...

    I'll give you that, it's probably a bit revisionist. All I'm trying to say is that I'm trying to be cautiously optimistic, especially this early in the election. Regardless, I'll watching closely with my bag of popcorn and ballot in hand.

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  3. Comment on This Week in Election Night, 2020 (Week 3) in ~news

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    So if I'm correct, what we're looking at is that they need to win at least 3 states to have a majority in the senate? (The States of Colorado, Maine, Arizona, North Carolina, Alabama, Wisconsin,...

    So if I'm correct, what we're looking at is that they need to win at least 3 states to have a majority in the senate? (The States of Colorado, Maine, Arizona, North Carolina, Alabama, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida, Iowa, or Ohio)

    If that's so I'll give you that looks like a pretty optimistic scenario. I'm not sure how that will be affected if a democrat was to take the White House, as generally midterms almost always go to the opposing party and I am expecting the Republicans to put up a serious fight in 2020 and 2022.

    Still, generally so far this race I'm trying to expect the unexpected, as the Republicans have seemingly beat the official expectations in the past two elections (Winning big in 2016, and big but not as big as expected Blue Wave in 2018). Obviously it's a little early to determine what will happen, still I think that this election will be at the least a great yardstick to see how America has changed politically since 2016 (and I think most people can agree A LOT has happened since then). I'm especially interested to see how the changes in culture and demographics affect the election. To see how the ever increasing latin influence in places like Southern Texas tips towards one party or another. Or to even see how the culture that has created MAGA has changed in the past four years (as I admit I do not spend very much time in that part of the internet/society). There is a lot in play with this one, and it's interesting to think of how all these pieces will affect each other in so many different ways.

  4. Comment on This Week in Election Night, 2020 (Week 3) in ~news

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    But do you think the Democrats can take the senate by 2022?

    But do you think the Democrats can take the senate by 2022?

  5. Comment on This Week in Election Night, 2020 (Week 3) in ~news

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    Feel you. Regardless, I really hope that this cycle brings in a group of people who will actually try to make some improvements, not just talk.

    Feel you. Regardless, I really hope that this cycle brings in a group of people who will actually try to make some improvements, not just talk.

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  6. Comment on Technology is Heroin in ~tech

  7. Comment on This Week in Election Night, 2020 (Week 3) in ~news

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    But then that begs the question of whether or not they will actually try to enact what they are promising?

    But then that begs the question of whether or not they will actually try to enact what they are promising?

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  8. Comment on Technology is Heroin in ~tech

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    So far I couldn't say. As I'm using Windows, but I have heard about Linux. I'm just not sure how to approach it without bricking my laptop (I have a Dell)

    So far I couldn't say. As I'm using Windows, but I have heard about Linux. I'm just not sure how to approach it without bricking my laptop (I have a Dell)

  9. Comment on This Week in Election Night, 2020 (Week 3) in ~news

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    Right now I'm skeptical of all of these policy objectives that all of the candidates have. I hope that these will be implemented in American society today, but if there is anything I've found is...

    Right now I'm skeptical of all of these policy objectives that all of the candidates have. I hope that these will be implemented in American society today, but if there is anything I've found is that primary season is generally where candidates make big claims like this, but the presidential race leads to them backing down a bit.

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  10. Comment on Technology is Heroin in ~tech

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    As someone who is trying to go along the free/open source route, would you have any links/software to suggest?

    As someone who is trying to go along the free/open source route, would you have any links/software to suggest?

  11. Comment on Technology is Heroin in ~tech

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    Honestly it really seems to me that technology is neither good or bad. Like you said, it's just a tool. It is how it is used that generally leads to the problems we faced. In the right...

    Honestly it really seems to me that technology is neither good or bad. Like you said, it's just a tool. It is how it is used that generally leads to the problems we faced. In the right circumstances, video games, social media, and other popular faculties of the internet can be good, if not beneficial things. I think the biggest problem online is this encroachment by corporations.

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

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

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    Just started listening to the released music from their upcoming album!! They have been slowly creeping their way into my playlists for a while now and I welcome it.

    Just started listening to the released music from their upcoming album!! They have been slowly creeping their way into my playlists for a while now and I welcome it.

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  14. Comment on Survey: 83% of US teens have an iPhone, Android 9% in ~tech

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    Yes. Can't name groupchats for example. I believe other features are limited as well.

    Yes. Can't name groupchats for example. I believe other features are limited as well.

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  15. Comment on Survey: 83% of US teens have an iPhone, Android 9% in ~tech

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    Can confirm, there is at least someone in every study group I've been in that gets shit for not having an iPhone. People like having the full functionality of iMessage, and some would prefer using...

    Can confirm, there is at least someone in every study group I've been in that gets shit for not having an iPhone. People like having the full functionality of iMessage, and some would prefer using Snapchat over including someone with an Android in an iMessage group chat.

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  16. Comment on Billy Ray Cyrus Responds to Country Music Controversy After Joining Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' in ~music

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    Honestly I welcome the collaboration. It's a fire song. I love when artists decide to be adventurous with their sound, and try something completely unexpected. Sometimes it turns out awesome like...

    Honestly I welcome the collaboration. It's a fire song. I love when artists decide to be adventurous with their sound, and try something completely unexpected. Sometimes it turns out awesome like this, other times not very much. I mean I can think of an artist like Beck whose discography includes songs/albums that sound more folk/country than they do alternative (One Foot In The Grave, Mutations, Morning Phase), or songs that incorporate elements from latin cultures (Guero).

    I mean, art's a subjective thing. Someone on here may absolutely hate Beck and all of his albums. I mean I remember the huge amount of flak Linkin Park got for changing up their sound. But yet, something like Tame Impala's Currents was generally well received (by my understanding) in the face of Kevin Parker's own fears about people not enjoying the album. To me, genre really doesn't matter. If it sounds excellent, I'll dig it. Probably why I have almost 8000 songs on my Apple Music.

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

  18. 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.