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  1. Comment on The term ‘Oriental’ is outdated, but is it racist? in ~humanities

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    Just wanted to note: you criticize acupuncture as pseudoscience, yet dry needling is the same thing and is confirmed to have health benefits

    Just wanted to note: you criticize acupuncture as pseudoscience, yet dry needling is the same thing and is confirmed to have health benefits

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  2. Comment on Why it's cheaper to have a baby in Finland than in the US in ~life

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    Honestly I'm getting tired of how often I'm reminded that the US is garbage for new parents compared to other countries. And politicians wonder why our birthrate is declining. Make it attractive...

    Honestly I'm getting tired of how often I'm reminded that the US is garbage for new parents compared to other countries. And politicians wonder why our birthrate is declining. Make it attractive to have children!

    6 votes
  3. Comment on What's something you have always wanted to know about being LGBT (but were maybe afraid to ask)? in ~talk

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    I don't think we separated women's sports just because society thought it was important. I think it's because if you had EVERYONE compete at a sport (imagine, I dunno, javelin toss), there'd be a...

    I don't think we separated women's sports just because society thought it was important. I think it's because if you had EVERYONE compete at a sport (imagine, I dunno, javelin toss), there'd be a large group of folks that could throw, on average, X distance, and a large group that could throw, on average, X - 20% distance. So happens that the second group is women, and instead of relegating them to the bottom of any champion's list, there's a separation that allows them to compete with like-abled athletes. Nobody wants their best to coopted by forces outside their control, and nobody should be forced to take performance enhancing drugs to be able to keep up.

    I forgot where I'm going with this and I'm tired. All I wanted to say was there's no easy answer here. Where do you draw the line?

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  4. Comment on What's something you have always wanted to know about being LGBT (but were maybe afraid to ask)? in ~talk

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    I'd argue it does more than satisfy a curiosity, especially when it comes to the process of self-discovery. From what I understand, lots of people struggled to come out over time, and having this...

    I'd argue it does more than satisfy a curiosity, especially when it comes to the process of self-discovery. From what I understand, lots of people struggled to come out over time, and having this kind of knowledge would be helpful during that time period. Or would it not? I imagined the more information known, the better.

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  5. Comment on What's something you have always wanted to know about being LGBT (but were maybe afraid to ask)? in ~talk

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    Haha well to be fair when I first starting reading YOUR comment I thought you were leading into "this guy is a homophobic piece of ..." but then I breathed a sigh of relief! I don't have much...

    Haha well to be fair when I first starting reading YOUR comment I thought you were leading into "this guy is a homophobic piece of ..." but then I breathed a sigh of relief! I don't have much experience talking about this kind of stuff, and I know my question is fine because I know I'm coming from a good place. I wanted to "protect" myself in case I made a wrong assumption right off the bat, or said a phrase incorrectly, because I'm just words on a page to you from a stranger. I figured better safe than sorry.

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  6. Comment on What's something you have always wanted to know about being LGBT (but were maybe afraid to ask)? in ~talk

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    First off, just so you know where I'm coming from, I'm all about equal rights for gay folks. I vote for gays, I support gays, am friends with gays, etc. So know that I'm coming at this from a...

    First off, just so you know where I'm coming from, I'm all about equal rights for gay folks. I vote for gays, I support gays, am friends with gays, etc. So know that I'm coming at this from a curious, non-offensive angle, and I apologize in advance if the words themselves do not seem that way.

    I believe a person is born gay, and then further influenced by their environment that can either help them be more gay or less gay. Would you agree with that? If so, how much do you think a person's environment can move the needle?

    Since it's a spectrum, I imagine there's plenty of people born that could probably have been happy either way (bi, or a little bit shifted either direction towards gay/straight), but ended up leaning towards being straight or gay because of their environment. I'm wondering what you think, or if I'm totally off base and shouldn't ever bring this up again.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Tesla remotely disables Autopilot on used Model S after it was sold in ~tech

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    Still a net loss for Tesla as you know this news will not be circulated as widely as the original story. Makes me wonder how many other cars in their "internal audit" they re-enabled that didn't...

    Still a net loss for Tesla as you know this news will not be circulated as widely as the original story. Makes me wonder how many other cars in their "internal audit" they re-enabled that didn't get news coverage. Possibly zero

    3 votes
  8. Comment on How do you buy a car? in ~talk

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    Even some of your bullet points can be downplayed with the prospect of renting a car/truck for long road trips or towing

    Even some of your bullet points can be downplayed with the prospect of renting a car/truck for long road trips or towing

  9. Comment on How do you buy a car? in ~talk

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    Where do you shop for your used cars? I assume you start online, but do you start with Craigslist, AutoTrader, local dealership site, or something else? At that point do you filter down to "Find...

    Where do you shop for your used cars? I assume you start online, but do you start with Craigslist, AutoTrader, local dealership site, or something else? At that point do you filter down to "Find Toyotas within 50 miles from me under $10k" and then just poke around at the cars that show up from there?

    1 vote
  10. Comment on How do you buy a car? in ~talk

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    Once you have a prioritized spreadsheet of your parameters, how do you make the leap from there to selecting the make/model you want?

    Once you have a prioritized spreadsheet of your parameters, how do you make the leap from there to selecting the make/model you want?

  11. Comment on How do you buy a car? in ~talk

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    So when you've decided you want to buy a used, cheap, compact that's safe and reliable, where do you start looking? Do you pick a make/model and start looking for that first? How do you pick that...

    So when you've decided you want to buy a used, cheap, compact that's safe and reliable, where do you start looking? Do you pick a make/model and start looking for that first? How do you pick that make/model?Or do you start by seeing what's available on Craigslist? Or get boots on the ground at random dealerships?

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  12. How do you buy a car?

    How do you decide which kind of car you want? How do you prioritize what you're looking for? How do you know if you'll like it or not? Bonus points for tips on selecting a car your spouse will...
    • How do you decide which kind of car you want?

      • How do you prioritize what you're looking for?
      • How do you know if you'll like it or not?
      • Bonus points for tips on selecting a car your spouse will like as well.
    • Why do you pick new/used?

    • How do you negotiate the price of the car?

    14 votes
  13. Comment on Openish-world, Mystery, Walking Simulator recommendations? in ~games

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    No one said Fire Watch yet? What the f

    No one said Fire Watch yet? What the f

  14. Comment on The 3 best ways to cook steak in ~food

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    You can get one for under a hundred bucks. You don't need a blow torch. And just wait till you learn that you can make brisket with one

    You can get one for under a hundred bucks. You don't need a blow torch. And just wait till you learn that you can make brisket with one

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  15. Comment on What are all the different ways in which we can appreciate games? in ~games

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    I was thinking of Hexic. Very similar sounding

    I was thinking of Hexic. Very similar sounding

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  16. Comment on Divers discover an abandoned underwater strip club in ~hobbies

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    Sounds like it's not too far into the ocean if they're able to have a stairwell going down into it. I would try to go inside!

    Sounds like it's not too far into the ocean if they're able to have a stairwell going down into it. I would try to go inside!

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What are all the different ways in which we can appreciate games? in ~games

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    Hmmm alright, I'll add it to my wishlist! I've been reading a lot of books lately

    Hmmm alright, I'll add it to my wishlist! I've been reading a lot of books lately

    1 vote
  18. Comment on What are all the different ways in which we can appreciate games? in ~games

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    What was that game that came out when the Xbox360 first launched? It was by the same guy that did Tetris back in the day

    What was that game that came out when the Xbox360 first launched? It was by the same guy that did Tetris back in the day

  19. Comment on What are all the different ways in which we can appreciate games? in ~games

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    What are some games that Disco Elysium is like? That is, if I liked X, Y, Z, I'd probably love Disco Elysium too. I ask because while I liked Bastion just fine while I played it, it didn't really...

    What are some games that Disco Elysium is like? That is, if I liked X, Y, Z, I'd probably love Disco Elysium too. I ask because while I liked Bastion just fine while I played it, it didn't really speak to me. It didn't stick with me

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Trumps praises Xi Jinping for consolidating grip on power in ~news

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    God, just, fuck this guy

    God, just, fuck this guy