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  1. Comment on Google will move its summer internship program to a virtual format this year in ~tech

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    Man, that sucks, but still way better than full cancellation. For first-time interns, you're very likely to be pretty high-touch with your mentor. Remote is certainly going to reduce learning rate.

    Man, that sucks, but still way better than full cancellation. For first-time interns, you're very likely to be pretty high-touch with your mentor. Remote is certainly going to reduce learning rate.

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  2. Comment on How do you all do "deep readings"? in ~books

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    Read it once and enjoy it, don't make extra effort to remember everything. Highlighting things would be fine. Use subsequent readings to reinforce learning and solidify memory. Also read other...

    Read it once and enjoy it, don't make extra effort to remember everything. Highlighting things would be fine.

    Use subsequent readings to reinforce learning and solidify memory. Also read other material closely related to the source material.

    9 votes
  3. Comment on The GitHub mobile app is now available for iOS and Android in ~comp

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    What does this mean, in the "mini social media" sense? I'd love the ability to add positive comments on people's projects without creating a Github issue or making a PR, but AFAIK this isn't a...

    I comment on code,

    What does this mean, in the "mini social media" sense? I'd love the ability to add positive comments on people's projects without creating a Github issue or making a PR, but AFAIK this isn't a fearture.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on The GitHub mobile app is now available for iOS and Android in ~comp

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    Finding this app in the App Store was really quite difficult. Searching "Github" didn't turn it up in the first ~100 results. I had to note that it said on the desktop App Store that the app was...

    Finding this app in the App Store was really quite difficult. Searching "Github" didn't turn it up in the first ~100 results. I had to note that it said on the desktop App Store that the app was "#37 in Productivity" and then go find how to access that ranking list on my Iphone. It was at #40.

    First impressions are that the app looks polished, but I don't quite know why I'd regularly use it.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on France announces complete lockdown for 15 days in ~health.coronavirus

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    Definitely means like around your block. Heaps of people in France don't have a yard, let alone one that circles their home.

    Definitely means like around your block. Heaps of people in France don't have a yard, let alone one that circles their home.

    9 votes
  6. Comment on Silver lining to this pandemic? in ~health.coronavirus

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    I think even absent the Coronavirus pandemic the death rate of the Baby Boomers and what's left of the Silent Generation is one of the most significant forces in the world today. Climate Change...

    I think even absent the Coronavirus pandemic the death rate of the Baby Boomers and what's left of the Silent Generation is one of the most significant forces in the world today.

    Climate Change action and Wealth redistribution will absolutely progress absent some large portion of the old voting base of the right wing. At least in the USA we can see that >80% of people younger than 35 were voting Sanders in these primaries, and >80% of people older than 65 were voting Biden.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on After Super Tuesday, Joe Biden is a clear favorite to win the nomination in ~news

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    Twitter is awful for politics stuff. It's not real life. The snark is turned up to 11, and people love to throw shit. It frustrates me the amount of focus people will give to Twitter fights, which...

    Twitter is awful for politics stuff. It's not real life. The snark is turned up to 11, and people love to throw shit. It frustrates me the amount of focus people will give to Twitter fights, which voters don't give a shit about at all.

  8. Comment on After Super Tuesday, Joe Biden is a clear favorite to win the nomination in ~news

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    Not really an accurate way of looking at "money in politics". Biden benefits from an establishment that has spent maybe 100s of billions of dollars becoming powerful.

    That being said, Bernie outspent Biden by 7:1 on Super Tuesday. In fact, the only candidate that Biden outspent was Tulsi Gabbard.

    Not really an accurate way of looking at "money in politics". Biden benefits from an establishment that has spent maybe 100s of billions of dollars becoming powerful.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on After Super Tuesday, Joe Biden is a clear favorite to win the nomination in ~news

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    This doesn't happen to the level that it could be called a genuine problem for leftists. Some small minority of Neolibs do it, some small minority of conservatives do it, some small minority of...

    and they aren’t going to grow their support base by abusing everyone who disagrees with them.

    This doesn't happen to the level that it could be called a genuine problem for leftists. Some small minority of Neolibs do it, some small minority of conservatives do it, some small minority of leftists do it, etc. etc.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on A prominent Northern California mega-church whose members believe their prayers heal the sick and raise the dead is advising the faithful to wash their hands in ~health.coronavirus

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    We can check in months later and see if this church has blamed the pandemic on homosexuality in California, or something else offensive and ridiculous.

    We can check in months later and see if this church has blamed the pandemic on homosexuality in California, or something else offensive and ridiculous.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on After Super Tuesday, Joe Biden is a clear favorite to win the nomination in ~news

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    This may be what you're seeing online, and there's definitely lots of it online that I've seen, but it's not a factor in why progressives lose. A few things that are a few orders of magnitude more...

    The message that I have seen from the most ardent progressives online...

    This may be what you're seeing online, and there's definitely lots of it online that I've seen, but it's not a factor in why progressives lose.

    A few things that are a few orders of magnitude more important than online progressive purity messaging would be:

    • Money in politics
    • De-funding of public institutions
    • Television and the mass media apparatus built on it
    • Voter suppression
    • corporate destruction of labour organising
    4 votes
  12. Comment on After Super Tuesday, Joe Biden is a clear favorite to win the nomination in ~news

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    Damn that graphic does not paint a good picture for progressive politicians. They'll continue to struggle hard if their supporters don't show up. Thank god for compulsory voting in Australia....

    Damn that graphic does not paint a good picture for progressive politicians. They'll continue to struggle hard if their supporters don't show up.

    Thank god for compulsory voting in Australia. People quibble about problems with compulsory voting, but it's clear in the USA that voluntary voting (plus significant barriers to voting) is terribly undemocratic and bad for the country.

    13 votes
  13. Comment on After Super Tuesday, Joe Biden is a clear favorite to win the nomination in ~news

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    If the youth stay home in the general election, "Bernie or Bust" young people won't be a significant portion of them. The salient divide is "interested / disinterested" people. Most youth that...

    ...I wonder how many voters will actually stay home come the general.

    If the youth stay home in the general election, "Bernie or Bust" young people won't be a significant portion of them. The salient divide is "interested / disinterested" people. Most youth that don't vote aren't die-hard Bernie supporters. They're just people that don't care enough about participation in electoral politics.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Super Tuesday: who did you end up voting for and why? in ~talk

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    Just painful. Hard to blame ordinary people though when media elites being paid literally millions of dollars a year express political opinions barely more sophisticated.

    ... Buttigieg one American replied that Buttigieg is "too articulate".

    Just painful. Hard to blame ordinary people though when media elites being paid literally millions of dollars a year express political opinions barely more sophisticated.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Super Tuesday: who did you end up voting for and why? in ~talk

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    I realise I could have done a better job communicating that I absolutely think millions of Americans have a deplorably aesthetic disposition towards politics. In my home country of Australia...

    I realise I could have done a better job communicating that I absolutely think millions of Americans have a deplorably aesthetic disposition towards politics. In my home country of Australia whether the candidate for Prime Minister seems like a "good bloke" is genuinely treated as a more serious political issue than Climate Change. Such is life under the Murdoch Empire.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Elizabeth Warren is ending her presidential campaign in ~news

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    Wow NPR is that sloppy, or dishonest? A user's linked the appropriate page below that has the plan. Also the implication that the richest nation on earth would find it at all difficult to pay for...

    (Sanders, for his part, has not yet released a detailed plan for how he would pay for Medicare for All if he's elected.)

    Wow NPR is that sloppy, or dishonest? A user's linked the appropriate page below that has the plan.

    Also the implication that the richest nation on earth would find it at all difficult to pay for M4A is a bit of a joke. The money is there, more than enough. The political will is missing.

    11 votes
  17. Comment on Many young voters sat out Super Tuesday, contributing to Bernie Sanders' losses in ~news

  18. Comment on Many young voters sat out Super Tuesday, contributing to Bernie Sanders' losses in ~news

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    You'll think about leaving the country?

    But I'm sure as shit going to form an exit strategy the day he gets the primary nomination.

    You'll think about leaving the country?

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Twitter starts testing its own version of Stories, called "Fleets," which disappear after 24 hours and can't receive likes, retweets, or replies in ~tech

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    Hope there's a way to block these from invading my home view of tweets.

    Hope there's a way to block these from invading my home view of tweets.

    2 votes