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  1. Comment on The second defeat of Bernie Sanders in ~misc

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    As a card carrying socialist, the article is mostly correct. Sanders did focus way too much on the class struggle, without bringing intersectionality in, and I don't know why. Sanders has always...

    As a card carrying socialist, the article is mostly correct. Sanders did focus way too much on the class struggle, without bringing intersectionality in, and I don't know why. Sanders has always led the way in actions, with intersectional politics.

    10 votes
  2. Comment on How do you deal with the world getting hopeless everyday? in ~talk

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    I was stuck in this rut for a while too. What I did, to "fix" it for me was to set goals for myself, and work to accomplish those. Those mattered, to me. I wanted to go wilderness camping, so I...

    I was stuck in this rut for a while too. What I did, to "fix" it for me was to set goals for myself, and work to accomplish those. Those mattered, to me.

    I wanted to go wilderness camping, so I prepared for it, and did it, by myself.

    I wanted to hit a sub-30 minute 5K, so I spent time on it, and did it.

    I wanted to do bike touring, I prepared, and did some.

    A lot of that was alone time, spent in my own head. Especially the sub-30 training, and bike touring. The wilderness camping had so much to do, and I was so exhausted at the end of it, I fell asleep immediately. The bike touring and long runs are just doing cyclic movements, for multiple hours on end, with large portions of it just you, and your thoughts, and eventually you run out thoughts and you think nothing.

    But, those mini-goals created purpose for me. Other goals I've set are larger, but I'm striving for them, because I make them matter to me.

    Don't know if that helps, or is just useless advice? Worked for me, ymmv and all?

    3 votes
  3. Comment on How can I save more money on razors? in ~life

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    I get a week out of each blade, on a safety razor.

    I get a week out of each blade, on a safety razor.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on How can I save more money on razors? in ~life

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    Heavy up-front investment, but worth it in returns: A decent straight edge razor, a strop, lather brush, and soap bowl.

    Heavy up-front investment, but worth it in returns: A decent straight edge razor, a strop, lather brush, and soap bowl.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on How can I save more money on razors? in ~life

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    Don't spend $16US on shaving soap. A decent disk of it is like $5. I also add all the slivers of mostly dead bars of soap to the dish, as well.

    Don't spend $16US on shaving soap. A decent disk of it is like $5. I also add all the slivers of mostly dead bars of soap to the dish, as well.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Apple has acquired the Dark Sky weather app - Android version and website will shut down on July 1, API active through end of 2021 in ~tech

  7. Comment on Apple has acquired the Dark Sky weather app - Android version and website will shut down on July 1, API active through end of 2021 in ~tech

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    Which app is the NOAA app? They seem to be all made by third parties, and I only care for the legit one. tia

    Which app is the NOAA app? They seem to be all made by third parties, and I only care for the legit one. tia

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Would you look down on a normal citizen wearing an N95 mask? in ~talk

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    I don't think anyone really gets mad at people wearing masks... People are getting mad at people and orgs sitting on 3000 of them, that they bought leading up to this, which caused a shortage.

    I don't think anyone really gets mad at people wearing masks... People are getting mad at people and orgs sitting on 3000 of them, that they bought leading up to this, which caused a shortage.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on White House, Senate agree to $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package in ~finance

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    The amazing argument that free market conservatives ignore is: If unemployment is paying more than employement, that merely means that wages for jobs must go up, to entice people to take said...

    The amazing argument that free market conservatives ignore is: If unemployment is paying more than employement, that merely means that wages for jobs must go up, to entice people to take said jobs.

    It's a net win, regardless of how you look at it, and a big argument in favor of UBI (Which also would eliminate the need for a minimum wage, and all it's laws and apparatus).

    EDIT Entire --> entice

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Trump outlines national guard activations for New York, California and Washington in ~health.coronavirus

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    Build field hospitals, manage security of things like medical centers, do supply trains, airlift patients, etc etc etc

    Build field hospitals, manage security of things like medical centers, do supply trains, airlift patients, etc etc etc

    8 votes
  11. Comment on Live election results: Super Tuesday 2020 in ~news

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    To be fair, the system Washington helped build is working just as designed, sadly. Wealthy, white land owners being the ruling class.

    George Washington would probably realize that whatever he and the others built has failed spectacularly and realize Quincy's warning about bipartisanship was all but inevitable.

    To be fair, the system Washington helped build is working just as designed, sadly.

    Wealthy, white land owners being the ruling class.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Live election results: Super Tuesday 2020 in ~news

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    One big, single cause was Clinton failing to even attempt to connect with voters in the midwest.

    One big, single cause was Clinton failing to even attempt to connect with voters in the midwest.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Live election results: Super Tuesday 2020 in ~news

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    What is legal has gone out the window. Legally, he should have divested most of his assets, or at least put them in a blind trust. Legally, he shouldn't be using his office to intimidate political...

    If they plan to do it legally, they would have to go through an amendment.

    What is legal has gone out the window.

    Legally, he should have divested most of his assets, or at least put them in a blind trust. Legally, he shouldn't be using his office to intimidate political opponents.

    Legally, there are a lot of things he shouldn't be doing, but the senate has given him a pass.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Live election results: Super Tuesday 2020 in ~news

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    This exactly. Clinton didn't lose because she was a bad candidate, or bad policies. But because nothing was exciting about her. She said "We're going to keep doing the same thing we've always...

    much like Trump, he actually manages to get people excited/fired up, which is IMO what you ultimately need in order to get people to the polls to actually win in America.

    This exactly.

    Clinton didn't lose because she was a bad candidate, or bad policies. But because nothing was exciting about her. She said "We're going to keep doing the same thing we've always done"

    Meanwhile, Trump is getting people fired up to go an vote.

    Now, fast forward to 2020: Which Democratic candidate is the most exciting? That's what is needed to win against Trump, regardless of policies. The only real answer (Now) is Sanders or Warren, and Warren has been smeared by the left so badly, it's muted. Yang could have been that person too, but he is too brown for the DNC.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on Live election results: Super Tuesday 2020 in ~news

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    If Biden wins the primary, we have another 4+ years of Trump. I honestly don't see Trump leaving office after a second term, even. That's the sad fact of the matter. The US is still in a populist...

    If Biden wins the primary, we have another 4+ years of Trump. I honestly don't see Trump leaving office after a second term, even.

    That's the sad fact of the matter.

    The US is still in a populist wave, and for some reason, the DNC doesn't get it. The only way to fight against a crazy populist is with a less crazy populist, and Biden is not that.

    7 votes
  16. Comment on Discord is not an acceptable choice for free software projects in ~comp

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    Nobody said people shouldnt buy software. But, that it should be FLOSS.

    Nobody said people shouldnt buy software. But, that it should be FLOSS.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Discord is not an acceptable choice for free software projects in ~comp

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    This is hardly arguable. If you're working a FOSS product, it's likely because you care about the principles. If so, then you should use FOSS to do your work, if possible. Rocket.chat, Mattermost,...

    This is hardly arguable.

    If you're working a FOSS product, it's likely because you care about the principles. If so, then you should use FOSS to do your work, if possible.

    Rocket.chat, Mattermost, both take ~10 minutes to pop up a server. Less if you're cool with snaps. Not really a huge leap for a FOSS project, tbh.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on In retrospect it seems hard to overstate the cultural damage done by South Park in ~tv

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    This smacks me of complaints about "Doom" promoting mass shootings, personally.

    This smacks me of complaints about "Doom" promoting mass shootings, personally.

    8 votes
  19. Comment on How the next generation of nuclear reactors could be smaller, greener and safer in ~science

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    Not to mention, pebble bed reactors fail safely, by default. If the pebbles are not precisely positioned, criticality goes away, so it cannot self-sustain, unlike the rod reactors, which fail...

    Not to mention, pebble bed reactors fail safely, by default.

    If the pebbles are not precisely positioned, criticality goes away, so it cannot self-sustain, unlike the rod reactors, which fail poorly. Also, it has a negative feedback loop based on temp.

    As far as waste goes, there really is no reason to not use Kola SuperDeep

    3 votes
  20. Comment on What I want to see from 2020 ThinkPads in ~comp

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    The Latitude line is now holding their own, until they got into the 7000 series. The keyboards are mushy now. The 6000 series was all thumbs up. And, I liked getting to 5xxx and 6xxx series ones...

    The Latitude line is now holding their own, until they got into the 7000 series. The keyboards are mushy now. The 6000 series was all thumbs up.

    And, I liked getting to 5xxx and 6xxx series ones refurbed. The 7000 ultrabook lines I do not like.

    But, I'd still take a T450 :)

    2 votes