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  1. Comment on What blogs/newsletters do you subscribe to and why? in ~talk

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    https://nextdraft.com/ - daily summary of general US-centric news headlines. https://popular.info/ - deep dive investigative journalism, primarily US politics. https://javascriptweekly.com/ - To...

    https://nextdraft.com/ - daily summary of general US-centric news headlines.

    https://popular.info/ - deep dive investigative journalism, primarily US politics.

    https://javascriptweekly.com/ - To keep up on the rapidly changing JS world.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on What do y'all use to listen to your music? in ~music

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    I briefly had some DT770s and didn't like them at all. Boomy, muddy, and overall just not very enjoyable.

    I briefly had some DT770s and didn't like them at all. Boomy, muddy, and overall just not very enjoyable.

  3. Comment on What do y'all use to listen to your music? in ~music

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    Stereo: KEF LS50 powered by an Emotive amp Headphones: Sennheiser hd600 and a JDS Atom amp IEM: Tin T4 usually powered by a 4th gen iPod classic

    Stereo: KEF LS50 powered by an Emotive amp

    Headphones: Sennheiser hd600 and a JDS Atom amp

    IEM: Tin T4 usually powered by a 4th gen iPod classic

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Podcast discussions & recommendations! What are you listening to? in ~talk

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    Reply All: by far my fav. Various stories and investigations loosely based in the technology world, though it's not tech podcast at all. I like to think of it as This American Life made...

    Reply All: by far my fav. Various stories and investigations loosely based in the technology world, though it's not tech podcast at all. I like to think of it as This American Life made specifically for people that have any interest at all in the internet.

    Opening Arguments: deep dives into legal topics, for dummies. Basically a lawyer and a "dumb guy" talk about the week's news and explain it in plain English. It's a lot more interesting than you'd think.

    The Lowe Post: the premier NBA basketball intelligentsia podcast. More nuts and bolts, Xs and Os talk than typical sports guy hot take blabber.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What are you confused by? in ~talk

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    I think there's lots of different definitions and nuances of both socialism and capitalism, but to me the stupidly simplified general ideas are: Capitalism (America's kinda gross version): Based...

    I think there's lots of different definitions and nuances of both socialism and capitalism, but to me the stupidly simplified general ideas are:

    Capitalism (America's kinda gross version): Based on free market principles. Workers are not paid for the value they create, but rather what they can negotiate to be paid by someone. If the worker doesn't make enough money to survive, they are not worth enough to society and need to "pull themselves up by their bootstraps".

    Socialism: I think this differs wildly based on which definition you are using. But in America we generally talk about democratic socialism which IMO is just capitalism with a conscience. Just like capitalism, but instead of workers in need getting a middle finger, you take some of the value they helped create and give it back to them so they can live as healthy members of society.

    It's all about redistribution of wealth so everyone can live respectable lives, even people who some may think don't "deserve" it.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Seven years later, I bought a new Macbook. For the first time, I don't love it in ~tech

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    There's a lot I agree with in here but this is laughable.

    There's a lot I agree with in here but this is laughable.

    Additionally, many pictures on websites appear blurry because they are not "retina-optimized". The same happens with some old applications which display crappy icons or improperly proportioned layouts. This is not Apple's fault, but it affects the user experience.

    9 votes
  7. Comment on Protomartyr - Processed By The Boys in ~music

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    I love this band and Somehow missed this release, thanks for posting!

    I love this band and Somehow missed this release, thanks for posting!

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Minneapolis ex-officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck is in custody and faces charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter in ~news

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    Second seems more apt for this situation but I'm assuming third is easier to prosecute.

    Second seems more apt for this situation but I'm assuming third is easier to prosecute.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Alt-right homophobes are using 4chan to plan a terrifying cyber attack on the LGBT+ community during Pride month in ~lgbt

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    I mean isn't that the same genesis as the alt-right memes and q-anon crap that has infected so many brains?

    I mean isn't that the same genesis as the alt-right memes and q-anon crap that has infected so many brains?

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Protests over death of George Floyd disrupt Minneapolis, and beyond in ~news

  11. Comment on The wonderful world of Chinese hi-fi - The world of good and cheap headphones from anonymous Chinese companies in ~tech

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    I have had a pair of $350 Campfire Audio Orion IEMs for years. I impulse bought some Tin T2s for like $35 and liked them significantly more than the Orions... I now own the Tin T3 and T4 and quite...

    I have had a pair of $350 Campfire Audio Orion IEMs for years.

    I impulse bought some Tin T2s for like $35 and liked them significantly more than the Orions... I now own the Tin T3 and T4 and quite like them also. There seems to be plenty of duds in the chi-fi world but the good ones really stand out for the price.

    12 votes
  12. Comment on What's something that's better than expected? in ~talk

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    I've only had it once. You definitely know if you have an issue, it feels like you lose ~80% of your hearing in the ear.

    I've only had it once. You definitely know if you have an issue, it feels like you lose ~80% of your hearing in the ear.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What's something that's better than expected? in ~talk

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    I've only had a wax impaction once in my life due to wearing ear plugs under a motorcycle helmet. So I don't really do anything to keep my ears clean. I wear IEMs all the time, ear plugs every...

    I've only had a wax impaction once in my life due to wearing ear plugs under a motorcycle helmet. So I don't really do anything to keep my ears clean. I wear IEMs all the time, ear plugs every once in a while, and never use q-tips.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What's something that's better than expected? in ~talk

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    Having your ears cleaned by an ENT professional. I'll never forget first hearing a toilet flush after having mine cleaned out due to wax impaction. I swear you can hear every single drop of water...

    Having your ears cleaned by an ENT professional. I'll never forget first hearing a toilet flush after having mine cleaned out due to wax impaction. I swear you can hear every single drop of water splashing around.

    9 votes
  15. Comment on I have used Android my entire life. Then I acquired four Apple devices in a week in ~tech

  16. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~health.coronavirus

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    I don't disagree, cars kill 40k people in the US every year and no one blinks an eye. But who is actually panicking right now? Some suburban moms stocking up on beans, rice and toilet paper?...

    I don't disagree, cars kill 40k people in the US every year and no one blinks an eye. But who is actually panicking right now? Some suburban moms stocking up on beans, rice and toilet paper?

    People should be worried and should be taking precautions. Anything that dismisses this as nothing to worry about really rubs me the wrong way. Especially when it comes from those who aren't in a high-risk population.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~health.coronavirus

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    I mean we're at nearly 5k confirmed deaths and things are just starting to heat up in the US, I just genuinely don't understand why someone would try to convince people that it's no big deal. When...

    I mean we're at nearly 5k confirmed deaths and things are just starting to heat up in the US, I just genuinely don't understand why someone would try to convince people that it's no big deal.

    When exactly does it become something to worry about?

    3 votes
  18. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~health.coronavirus

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    From what I understand any data out of the US for confirmed cases should be dismissed considering there are barely any tests being run.

    From what I understand any data out of the US for confirmed cases should be dismissed considering there are barely any tests being run.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~health.coronavirus

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    Clearly this person has a threshold, I'm just curious as to what it is.

    Clearly this person has a threshold, I'm just curious as to what it is.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~health.coronavirus

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    How many thousands of people need to die within what timespan before we should "panic"?

    How many thousands of people need to die within what timespan before we should "panic"?

    3 votes