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  1. Comment on Netflix series Dark (season 3) in ~tv

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    I'm watching it and am halfway through season 3. I'm starting to lose the bubble a bit on who everyone is, having not gone back to rewatch any old episodes, but I still enjoy it.

    I'm watching it and am halfway through season 3. I'm starting to lose the bubble a bit on who everyone is, having not gone back to rewatch any old episodes, but I still enjoy it.

  2. Comment on The tyranny of the mask? in ~health.coronavirus

  3. Comment on Ghislaine Maxwell, associate of Jeffrey Epstein, is arrested in ~news

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    So the NYT debunking the claim amounts to them asking Clinton's spokesman and he said nah? And then this: Four, twenty-six, who's counting.

    So the NYT debunking the claim amounts to them asking Clinton's spokesman and he said nah?

    And then this:

    In his statement on Monday, Mr. Clinton’s spokesman, Angel Ureña, said that Mr. Clinton took “four trips” on Mr. Epstein’s plane between 2002 and 2003 — one each to Europe and Asia, and two to Africa.

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    Flight records published by Gawker in 2015 suggested that Mr. Clinton took at least a dozen separate flights on Mr. Epstein’s plane. A year later, Fox News reported that flight records showed President Clinton had flown at least 26 times on Mr. Epstein’s plane.

    Four, twenty-six, who's counting.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Reddit releases their new content policy along with banning hundreds of subreddits, including /r/The_Donald and /r/ChapoTrapHouse in ~tech

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    I'm not familiar with /r/ChapoTrapHouse but I've heard of the Podcast, what sorts of things did the subreddit do to get banned?

    I'm not familiar with /r/ChapoTrapHouse but I've heard of the Podcast, what sorts of things did the subreddit do to get banned?

    2 votes
  5. Comment on The tyranny of the mask? in ~health.coronavirus

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    There seems to be mountains of evidence that masks are effective. What evidence is there that they're not? The articles I'm finding that are trying to make the point that they're not effective...

    There seems to be mountains of evidence that masks are effective. What evidence is there that they're not? The articles I'm finding that are trying to make the point that they're not effective seem to be simply saying there haven't been enough formal studies to prove it yet, rather than suggesting that studies disprove it.

    For a developing emergency, it seems reasonable to start going down the path indicated by the early anecdata, particularly since the major downside to this path (if it turns out to be ineffective) is we looked silly and got acne.

    I say all this as someone who really hates wearing the masks.

    17 votes
  6. Comment on I just made my last ever student loan payment! in ~life

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    Congrats, it is an amazing feeling.

    Congrats, it is an amazing feeling.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Some New Zealanders find a harsh homecoming amid concern about importing coronavirus after months of lockdown sacrifice by ‘team of 5 million’ in ~health.coronavirus

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    That sounds like pretty justifiable anger on the part of New Zealanders.

    Tensions among New Zealanders over some of the cases exploded last week when officials were forced to admit that two of them, women returning from Britain, had been allowed to leave quarantine early on compassionate grounds without being tested. Dozens of others were also allowed to leave facilities without testing before rules were tightened up, it was revealed.

    That sounds like pretty justifiable anger on the part of New Zealanders.

    8 votes
  8. Comment on What we know about Joe Biden’s possible Vice Presidential picks in ~misc

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    This is something that initially worried me, but in a world where Joe Kennedy is acting in good faith, he could run for Warren's seat in a special election and stop his ridiculous primary run...

    Another issue with Warren is that her Senate seat is in a state controlled by a Republican governor, so there is a risk that Gov Baker appoints a Republican. This is particularly worrisome in an election where every single Senate seat matters.

    This is something that initially worried me, but in a world where Joe Kennedy is acting in good faith, he could run for Warren's seat in a special election and stop his ridiculous primary run against Markey. The Kennedy name alone practically guarantees a win in Massachusetts.

    Harris also did amazing during the debates.

    The debates are where Harris lost me the most. She had some moments early on (most notably against Biden himself), but she had two major blunders where she clowned herself:

    1. That absurd display of raising her hand to signify support for M4A and later pretending she misinterpreted the question to mean that she'd accept a government plan just for herself only.

    2. When she noted that important topics don't get discussed in the debates because of so little time, then proceeded to blow all her speaking time trying to convince Warren to support getting Trump banned from Twitter.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on What we know about Joe Biden’s possible Vice Presidential picks in ~misc

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    Warren is the right choice, but I will be absolutely shook if he actually picks her.

    Warren is the right choice, but I will be absolutely shook if he actually picks her.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on HBO is making Watchmen completely free this weekend in ~tv

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    Just finished watching this show this week. I thought it was exceptional. It works well as a single-season show but I would've loved to see more. I love this alternate universe where electric cars...

    Just finished watching this show this week. I thought it was exceptional. It works well as a single-season show but I would've loved to see more. I love this alternate universe where electric cars won out over fossil fuels and the police are anti-racist.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Replacing (potentially) insensitive terminology in programming in ~comp

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    There are no "slave" branches in git either. Just branches. The multiple definitions of master is exactly why it doesn't make sense to rename git's branches. I agree with renaming in the...

    There are no "slave" branches in git either. Just branches. The multiple definitions of master is exactly why it doesn't make sense to rename git's branches.

    I agree with renaming in the master/slave cases. At the very least, the slave part should be renamed.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Replacing (potentially) insensitive terminology in programming in ~comp

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    The "master/slave" nomenclature is something I'd never thought of before (privilege) but seems extremely problematic and outright gross now that I think about it. It should go out of use...

    The "master/slave" nomenclature is something I'd never thought of before (privilege) but seems extremely problematic and outright gross now that I think about it. It should go out of use immediately.

    But taking issue with "master" in the context of git seems just silly. Are we going to rename our Masters degrees next? It's arguably worse.

    I personally think "main" (or better, "trunk") does make more sense to be the name of the main branch rather than "master," though purely for etymological reasons. In the context of git, "master" might've made more sense in place of "origin", since aside from origin there's no real "master copy" in git.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on Fox News runs digitally altered images in coverage of Seattle’s protests, Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in ~news

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    I have a lot of problems with Fox News, but yeah this isn't really one I fault them for. One of the people is translucent. It's clearly a montage. Edit: Okay just saw the second photo at the end...

    I have a lot of problems with Fox News, but yeah this isn't really one I fault them for. One of the people is translucent. It's clearly a montage.

    Edit: Okay just saw the second photo at the end of the article. That one's pretty bad.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Space Command S01E01 — The greatest 'Star Trek' type show you're not watching right now in ~tv

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    Are the first 20 minutes bad? Edit: After reading other comments, I guess so.

    Are the first 20 minutes bad?

    Edit: After reading other comments, I guess so.

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

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    It seems like this is a somewhat unique issue in that it that unites pretty much everyone under the same opinion. Even Fox News hosts (Napolitano, Bongino, and even Hannity) are all saying this...

    It seems like this is a somewhat unique issue in that it that unites pretty much everyone under the same opinion. Even Fox News hosts (Napolitano, Bongino, and even Hannity) are all saying this was wildly inappropriate police behavior and even suggesting murder charges (Napolitano). I can't think of any other issue in recent history that's had such broad agreement.

    16 votes
  16. Comment on You’re getting used to masks. Will you wear a face shield? in ~health.coronavirus

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    My homemade masks have Christmas ornament hooks (something like this) sewn into the nose bridge, which makes it better but not better enough to not fog, unfortunately.

    My homemade masks have Christmas ornament hooks (something like this) sewn into the nose bridge, which makes it better but not better enough to not fog, unfortunately.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on You’re getting used to masks. Will you wear a face shield? in ~health.coronavirus

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    As a glasses wearer, I can't say I'm used to masks. I still find them pretty unpleasant. I have one sport mask that I got from Amazon (2 month ship time, ordered in March and delivered in May)...

    As a glasses wearer, I can't say I'm used to masks. I still find them pretty unpleasant.

    I have one sport mask that I got from Amazon (2 month ship time, ordered in March and delivered in May) that works pretty well, but all my homemade masks fog my glasses instantly. The fogging can be ameliorated by pulling the mask up very high so that my glasses sit atop them, but that's pretty unpleasant too since it's constantly rubbing my eyelashes.

    I wear the mask, but grudgingly.

    14 votes
  18. Comment on The neoliberal era is ending. What comes next? in ~misc

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    Biden's wanting to spend trillions of dollars does not make him FDR-like. Embiggening government does not make him FDR-like. It actually matters what he wants to spend that money on. The FDR...

    Biden's wanting to spend trillions of dollars does not make him FDR-like. Embiggening government does not make him FDR-like. It actually matters what he wants to spend that money on. The FDR article is pure fantasy written solely to make Biden seem more palatable.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on The neoliberal era is ending. What comes next? in ~misc

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    I guess the manifestation of "gasping its last breath" is "about to become President"? As much as I would like for this article to be generally true, the results of this primary season have...

    And neoliberalism is gasping its last breath.

    I guess the manifestation of "gasping its last breath" is "about to become President"? As much as I would like for this article to be generally true, the results of this primary season have indicated that neoliberalism will be the prevailing paradigm of the democratic party for the next 1-2 decades at least.

    7 votes
  20. Comment on What 74 former Biden staffers think about Tara Reade’s allegations in ~misc

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    National Archives says it does not have personnel records from that office. The papers should not be released publicly, but they should be searched by a committee that includes, e.g., journalists...

    The U of D records are Biden's personal papers and do not contain any personnel files, those are at the national archives.

    National Archives says it does not have personnel records from that office.

    Releasing the U of D papers would purely be a fishing expedition to find things to smear Biden with similar to the Hillary / DNC email leaks.

    The papers should not be released publicly, but they should be searched by a committee that includes, e.g., journalists from NYT.

    1 vote