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  1. Comment on Tom Scott warns viewers that Brave donations do not reach him in ~tech

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    So they don't make interest on the money that's just sitting there indefinitely? Why is it okay to mislead people into donating money that they think is going to a content creator they enjoy, when...

    The Brave organization doesn't make anything off of him. If he doesnt claim it, it just sits there indefinitely.

    So they don't make interest on the money that's just sitting there indefinitely?

    Why is it okay to mislead people into donating money that they think is going to a content creator they enjoy, when the money is actually just sitting there indefinitely?

    This isn't actually better.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on The Australian prime minister has forgotten to renew his domain name in ~tech

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    For what it's worth, I found this very interesting. Also funny.

    For what it's worth, I found this very interesting. Also funny.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on The boring truths I’ve learned about losing weight and keeping it off in ~health

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    As somebody currently on a CICO diet, I don't believe DanBC was saying you can maintain or gain weight while taking in less than you burn. I interpreted their comment to mean that the diet itself...

    As somebody currently on a CICO diet, I don't believe DanBC was saying you can maintain or gain weight while taking in less than you burn. I interpreted their comment to mean that the diet itself is unsustainable for some, which it can be in the environment we live in. There's a serious dearth of healthy diet information available. When someone hears that all they have to do is eat less, they may try to stick to the same diet, just smaller, which won't work for many people.

    There's also the fact that your metabolism adjusts as you lose weight, meaning you have fewer calories to work with, so you won't lose as much as you did before even with the same diet, and that's confusing and frustrating for many.

  4. Comment on Is there any objective value of having your biologically own kids? in ~talk

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    Is there any inherent value in giving birth to your own child? Why would you need your neighbor's gametes -- why not adopt?

    Is there any inherent value in giving birth to your own child? Why would you need your neighbor's gametes -- why not adopt?

  5. Comment on 'We need to know the sex. If it’s a girl we are going to terminate it' in ~life

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    Do you want infanticide? Because that's how you get infanticide.

    In an ideal society sex-selective abortion would not be illegal, but for practical reasons we should ban sex selective abortion for now.

    Do you want infanticide? Because that's how you get infanticide.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on 'We need to know the sex. If it’s a girl we are going to terminate it' in ~life

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    This goes double for disabled parents. People sneer at aborting disabled babies, they say "Well, it's your right, but you're still ableist to do it", and they never stop to realize that disabled...

    What if the family is poor and cannot afford disabled baby, but could healthy one?

    This goes double for disabled parents. People sneer at aborting disabled babies, they say "Well, it's your right, but you're still ableist to do it", and they never stop to realize that disabled people get pregnant too. I might, sometime in the far future, maybe have the resources to handle a kid. I seriously doubt that, with all my mental health issues, I could ever handle a disabled child. Guess I'm just drinking the internalized ableism Kool-Aid.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on 'We need to know the sex. If it’s a girl we are going to terminate it' in ~life

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    There's no way to prevent sex-selection abortions while also embracing the right to abort. The way to stop it isn't to restrict the abortions themselves, but to change how people think about women.

    There's no way to prevent sex-selection abortions while also embracing the right to abort. The way to stop it isn't to restrict the abortions themselves, but to change how people think about women.

    37 votes
  8. Comment on YouTube stars are being accused of profiting off fans’ depression in ~health

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    It's really shitty being near-suicidal due to financial stress and being scammed out of money by someone who promised they would help you.

    It's really shitty being near-suicidal due to financial stress and being scammed out of money by someone who promised they would help you.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Presidential Alert Test, thoughts? in ~talk

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    I got the alert twice and it interrupted the music on the radio. Talk about overkill.

    I got the alert twice and it interrupted the music on the radio. Talk about overkill.

  10. Comment on User flair for personal pronouns in ~tildes

  11. Comment on User flair for personal pronouns in ~tildes

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    A lot of people unfortunately default to "he/him" and then get defensive when corrected.

    A lot of people unfortunately default to "he/him" and then get defensive when corrected.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Baseball rules/scoring question in ~sports

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    I'm pretty sure all the runners are allowed to score.

    I'm pretty sure all the runners are allowed to score.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Reddit announces a "revamp" of quarantined subreddits, then quarantines multiple major subreddits in ~tech

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    Yeah, this is how I see it too. Plus it's not like the users of t_d, et al, only stick to hate subs. They're viewing ads in other subreddits, buying Reddit Gold, bringing in revenue... just not in...

    Yeah, this is how I see it too. Plus it's not like the users of t_d, et al, only stick to hate subs. They're viewing ads in other subreddits, buying Reddit Gold, bringing in revenue... just not in the nastiest places. If Reddit really valued ideals over revenue they would ban the subreddits and their most prolific users.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on Reddit announces a "revamp" of quarantined subreddits, then quarantines multiple major subreddits in ~tech

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    In other words, they don't show ads to their members, and are instead subsidized by all the normal subreddits that do show ads. Since when was "doesn't get advertised to" a punishment?

    Quarantined communities generate no revenue

    In other words, they don't show ads to their members, and are instead subsidized by all the normal subreddits that do show ads. Since when was "doesn't get advertised to" a punishment?

    12 votes
  15. Comment on Fetishised and forgotten: Why bisexuals want acceptance in ~lgbt

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    Whereas when I say that I'm an atheist, literally all I'm saying is that I don't believe in any gods. Not believing in a god and being attracted to one's own gender are both statistical outliers,...

    Whereas when I say that I'm an atheist, literally all I'm saying is that I don't believe in any gods. Not believing in a god and being attracted to one's own gender are both statistical outliers, and both classes face discrimination (homosexuality moreso than atheism, in my opinion), so it's helpful to have a shorthand way of referring to them.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Fetishised and forgotten: Why bisexuals want acceptance in ~lgbt

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    This. I'm a lesbian because I'm a woman who's only attracted to women, just like I'm American because I live in America and I'm myopic because my eyes don't focus properly. "Identity politics" is...

    This. I'm a lesbian because I'm a woman who's only attracted to women, just like I'm American because I live in America and I'm myopic because my eyes don't focus properly. "Identity politics" is a garbage phrase. These terms just describe our modes of being.

    7 votes
  17. Comment on Should comments show votes? in ~tildes

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    For the people arguing in favor of not showing vote counts, if you'd be interested, I hacked together some CSS to make that happen client-side. It won't affect anyone other than those who might...

    For the people arguing in favor of not showing vote counts, if you'd be interested, I hacked together some CSS to make that happen client-side. It won't affect anyone other than those who might choose to install this code, but if you'd like, then here:

    @-moz-document domain("tildes.net") {
    
    a.post-button[name=vote], a.post-button[name=unvote] {
      display: none!important;
    }
    
    span.comment-votes {
      display: none!important;
    } 
    
    }
    

    (You may or may not need the !important. It's not really good practice to use it as much as I do, but my browser has decided recently that I have to add it to basically everything or my scripts won't work.)

    (...okay, I guess I am a coder, kind of.)

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Should comments show votes? in ~tildes

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    I am very much not a coder -- I've considered learning, but all my favorite open-source websites use different languages so I'm just like, where would I even start? Thanks for letting me know, though!

    I am very much not a coder -- I've considered learning, but all my favorite open-source websites use different languages so I'm just like, where would I even start? Thanks for letting me know, though!

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Kids can't use computers in ~tech

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    That was a very obvious joke and not something that he actually said he knows how to do. If you read to the bottom of the article you'll see that he actually offers suggestions on how to fix this...

    That was a very obvious joke and not something that he actually said he knows how to do. If you read to the bottom of the article you'll see that he actually offers suggestions on how to fix this problem.

    9 votes
  20. Comment on Should comments show votes? in ~tildes

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    I would love the ability to default to chronological sorting in comments. It's already available for the front page.

    I would love the ability to default to chronological sorting in comments. It's already available for the front page.

    3 votes