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  1. Comment on The laptop market is in an atrocious state in ~tech

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    I don't think anyone's forced to copy their designs. Why would you blame them for it?

    The fashionability part is something I blame on Apple.

    I don't think anyone's forced to copy their designs. Why would you blame them for it?

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Finland's foreign minister faces probe over Syria repatriations – Pekka Haavisto will be investigated over his plan for swiftly bringing children held in Syria to Finland in ~news

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    There's some definite political game going on here. Haavisto is so far the most popular presidential candidate, so the opposition will gladly undermine him as much as they can. That said, I think...

    There's some definite political game going on here. Haavisto is so far the most popular presidential candidate, so the opposition will gladly undermine him as much as they can. That said, I think it's good that this gets investigated properly.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Dune. I've read this a few times, but I never got to its sequels, so now I'll continue to those once I'm done with the first one again.

    Dune. I've read this a few times, but I never got to its sequels, so now I'll continue to those once I'm done with the first one again.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Pure Reason Revolution - Silent Genesis (2020) in ~music

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    Pure Reason Revolution split up in 2011, but have apparently gone back together! Full album "Eupnea" coming in April.

    Pure Reason Revolution split up in 2011, but have apparently gone back together! Full album "Eupnea" coming in April.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Joe Biden's campaign has released an ad attacking Pete Buttigieg's record and experience in ~misc

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    Always found it fascinating how people inside the same party dig up dirt from their colleagues at this stage of the race. Shouldn't they have a common enemy that they shouldn't be helping? I guess...

    Always found it fascinating how people inside the same party dig up dirt from their colleagues at this stage of the race. Shouldn't they have a common enemy that they shouldn't be helping? I guess this is a symptom of a two-party system.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on 5 cheap(ish) things to make the perfect cup of coffee in ~food

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    Espresso-roasted coffee (usually from an Italian brand). Moka pot to get a decent espresso base without needing a silly industrial device at home. Warm or frothed milk on top. Cacao or maca and...

    Espresso-roasted coffee (usually from an Italian brand). Moka pot to get a decent espresso base without needing a silly industrial device at home. Warm or frothed milk on top. Cacao or maca and other spices if I feel like it. No sugar or sugary things.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Wind Turbine Blades Can’t Be Recycled, So They’re Piling Up in Landfills - Companies are searching for ways to deal with the tens of thousands of blades that have reached the end of their lives. in ~enviro

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    (Your link formatting is a bit broken) Hmm, I almost totally disagree. I mean I can agree that capitalism should probably go away in the long run. But replacing things without properly figuring...

    (Your link formatting is a bit broken)

    Hmm, I almost totally disagree. I mean I can agree that capitalism should probably go away in the long run. But replacing things without properly figuring out what to replace them with will end in disaster almost every time. Tearing down the current system means that several millions of people will starve. When several millions of people are starving, the system that was there before will be reinstated and fast, and all the people who tried to change the system will be murdered.

    I don't think we want that.

  8. Comment on Wind Turbine Blades Can’t Be Recycled, So They’re Piling Up in Landfills - Companies are searching for ways to deal with the tens of thousands of blades that have reached the end of their lives. in ~enviro

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    Replacing capitalism is easy, kinda. Replacing it with something better is not.

    Replacing capitalism is easy, kinda. Replacing it with something better is not.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on United Nations Guidelines for gender-inclusive language in English in ~humanities

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    As someone whose native language has almost no gender constructs, it's sometimes hard to understand the gravity of all this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spivak_pronoun would've been much nicer...

    As someone whose native language has almost no gender constructs, it's sometimes hard to understand the gravity of all this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spivak_pronoun would've been much nicer to my ear than abusing the plural pronouns.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on How rigid/fluid is your gender and/or sexuality? in ~lgbt

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    Oh, stupid me. Nothing much to elaborate, I just find it easier to be friends with women for some reason. I don't have many though, so the statistical implications are very limited.

    Oh, stupid me. Nothing much to elaborate, I just find it easier to be friends with women for some reason. I don't have many though, so the statistical implications are very limited.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on How rigid/fluid is your gender and/or sexuality? in ~lgbt

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    Elaborate on the obvious way how a heterosexual man might be interested in women?

    Elaborate on the obvious way how a heterosexual man might be interested in women?

  12. Comment on How rigid/fluid is your gender and/or sexuality? in ~lgbt

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    I wouldn't mind if I turned into a woman suddenly, but I'm perfectly fine with being a man. I'm probably 100% straight, or at least I've met no men yet who would've made me think otherwise....

    I wouldn't mind if I turned into a woman suddenly, but I'm perfectly fine with being a man. I'm probably 100% straight, or at least I've met no men yet who would've made me think otherwise. Generally speaking, I like women more than men, and not just in the obvious way.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on What's a widely criticized thing that you feel is worth defending? in ~talk

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    That was a joke, but I wasn't thinking of remixes and covers, rather totally new compositions but trying desperately to follow the style. I don't think anyone but Beethoven could actually do...

    That was a joke, but I wasn't thinking of remixes and covers, rather totally new compositions but trying desperately to follow the style. I don't think anyone but Beethoven could actually do Beethoven's 10th, just like I don't think anyone but Tolkien could really follow up on Lord of the Rings and Silmarillion.

    Then again, I worship Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. Perhaps it's all down to how good the end result is, but I find it highly probable that the end result of fan fiction is not good. Some gems appear sometimes though.

  14. Comment on What's a widely criticized thing that you feel is worth defending? in ~talk

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    Because almost always when they do, the end result is worse somehow. It's like if somebody composed Beethoven's 10th Symphony, trying to follow his style but adding "innovative bits" of their own....

    I've never understood the need for everything to adhere to some canon storyline.

    Because almost always when they do, the end result is worse somehow. It's like if somebody composed Beethoven's 10th Symphony, trying to follow his style but adding "innovative bits" of their own.

    Wouldn't it get boring pretty quickly?

    I don't think there's any reason why stories such as these need to be expanded endlessly. Unless of course one is a shareholder of the IP.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on YAML: probably not so great after all in ~comp

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    YAML is IMHO so bad that I have to make an effort to not lose respect for those who say they like it. That doesn't apply to many things.

    YAML is IMHO so bad that I have to make an effort to not lose respect for those who say they like it. That doesn't apply to many things.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on You have unlimited funds. How do you help your city? in ~talk

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    Ok, perhaps not plants, but I like idea of energy costing essentially 0 with zero environmental cost. To replace roads... people still need to get to places :) Preferably instantly.

    do you really think a city of 141,374 requires power plants

    Ok, perhaps not plants, but I like idea of energy costing essentially 0 with zero environmental cost.

    and subway lines?

    To replace roads... people still need to get to places :) Preferably instantly.

  17. Comment on You have unlimited funds. How do you help your city? in ~talk

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyv%C3%A4skyl%C3%A4 Properly resource public healthcare. Build several subway lines, replacing most roads. Build a few fusion power plants.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyv%C3%A4skyl%C3%A4

    Properly resource public healthcare.

    Build several subway lines, replacing most roads.

    Build a few fusion power plants.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Star Trek: Picard S01E01 - Remembrance in ~tv

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    I thought Stewart's performance was phenomenal, actually.

    I thought Stewart's performance was phenomenal, actually.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Star Trek: Picard S01E01 - Remembrance in ~tv

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    Did you watch it on Amazon Prime? My viewing just gave me an ad about some other series of theirs at the beginning, but no other ads.

    Did you watch it on Amazon Prime? My viewing just gave me an ad about some other series of theirs at the beginning, but no other ads.