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Does anyone else notice an uptick of extreme troll accounts?
  • But how would one acquire karma if no one sees their comments?

    Also automatically shadow banning new users will mean cool people that come to the site will get the impression that it sucks and leave and never come back.

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    Anon watches LOTR
  • I feel like they make movies to appease the hot take internet culture. If a few people don't understand how a guy with magic powers in a room full of cloning tanks could be brought back from the dead, you end up with endless "Somehow Palpatine returned" memes and it becomes a whole thing. So they've compensated (maybe over-compensated) and make sure every detail is explained fully to avoid that kind of reaction. They also have to make sure they make jokes about something being corny before people on the internet make the lame jokes.

    Rise of Skywalker was probably the last popcorn movie where there was a lot of "show don't tell" going on and pretty much all of the commentary about it on the internet indicates people think it's wrong to do that. To be sure there were other problems with that movie, but people got very fixated on criticizing the decision made to not over-explain.

    Somehow... movies have to explain every little detail now.

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    Lucky that he's a fool of a Took
  • He likes them raw and wiggly.

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    "Cancel Culture"
  • To paraphrase Dr. Jones... Science is the search for FACT. Not truth. If it's truth you're are interested in the philosophy class is down the hall.

    You seem to have science mixed up with philosophy. There is an argument for science being a subset of philosophy since it's governed by a philosophy. But mixing up science with other parts of philosophy is just bad science. If you declare a theory to be the Truth then it's impossible to make changes to that theory.

    Back when it was the Earth being the center of the Universe was considered to be the truth then people have to create some crazy complicated models to explain the movement of the planets. Perhaps if they had more advanced mathematics they would have been able to accurately predict the movements of the planets while keeping the Earth at the center. But since science isn't about The Truth, it is only concerned with theories that work, everyone switched over to the Copernicus model for the solar system because it worked.

    Someone other than scientists can debate how central the role of humans (and therefore the Earth) are in universe. Science shouldn't have to worry about having to weigh in on those debates.

    If a theory best fits the evidence then that's the theory that's used until more evidence requires the theory be changed or replaced. The philosophical or religious ramifications are for the philosophers and theologians to discuss.

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    Michigan Republican congressman suggests nuking Gaza, ending humanitarian aid
  • Also, voting third party is clearly doing something. Staying home is doing something. Trying to help people on the Internet understand various political stances is doing something.

    What positive change will come from these "actions"?

    Nothing. You're doing nothing.

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    It's all correct.
  • For the record: I haven’t looked into any evidence as to who killed Jesus, and frankly think that any historical evidence to the fact would likely be too old to be conclusive anyway.

    So you're arguing without any familiarity of the evidence, just going along with a antisemitic narrative because it conforms to your feelings?

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    Autoworkers at Alabama’s Mercedes-Benz Plant File for a Union Election
  • So people would need to get together and create a union before a company can be started? How would that even work?

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    Sovcit was found by the IRS, other sovcit gives hilarious advice.
  • This is bad advice... they didn't mention you have to write on the letter at a 45 degree angle in red ink.

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    It's all correct.
  • Finally: Stating that “Jews killed Jesus” is a factual claim.

    Fact based on what evidence exactly? Interpretation of the Bible?

    So someone that claims to hate the concept of religion is using the religious text from one religion as a rationalization to push the same narrative that hate groups promote.

    No, it’s not hair splitting, it’s of fundamental importance if you are ever going to have a hope of discussing something conceptual like politics or ideology with someone.

    I think it's of fundamental important that you work on your critical thinking skills if you are ever going to have a hope of discussing something conceptual like politics or ideology with someone. Defending someone that hates similar things to what you hate can lead you down same bad pathways. You're literally defending antisemitic "Christ killer" narratives using some very faulty logic around it being fine for someone that claims to dislike religion arguing based solely on religious texts.

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    Why don't Americans use electric kettles? | Technology Connections [24:54]
  • If I turn on the wrong burner?

    Right now, that just heats up a kettle that's designed to be heated up by an element underneath it.

    If I have an electric kettle on that burner? I got a melted kettle and possibly a fire.

    Important safety tip: One of the most common causes of fire in the home is people putting stuff on the stove that isn't meant to be there.

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    "Cancel Culture"
  • Science is answering our pondering about our place in the universe. We can also be scientists and create a moral belief system that’s not based on God.

    That wouldn't be science. It would be a religion.

    For most of history science was done by the religious because few other people were literate. We long ago decided it would be better to have people specialized in science, and separated science from religion. And it worked really well.

    Now you want to turn science into a religion? We already know that wouldn't work very well. Why would you want this? It seems to me you're not really against the concept of religion you just don't like the religions we currently have.

    Science isn't about beliefs. It depends on people being skeptical of everything. Searching for empirical evidence that's contrary to current theories so those theories can be improved and sometimes even replaced. Science is a process. Mixing morals and beliefs into science makes for bad morals and bad science.

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    It's all correct.
  • Splitting hairs. If hating something related to a group of people leads someone to the exact same conclusions as someone that directly hates those people, what difference does it make?

    People constantly mix politics, science, philosophy in with their hate to rationalize it. How is that different someone covering up hatred with religion? It isn't. Someone dead naming a trans person because they have some flawed hypothesis about biology has the same effect as someone dead naming a trans person because they hate trans people. And the nature of hatred means we can never be sure if a person with weird rationalizations for these kinds of things actually believes the rationalization or the rationalization is just a method for the person that hates to promote it to others.

    Atheists have become very skilled with their rationalizations for their bigotry, but they shouldn't be given a free pass. This person is promoting "Christ killer" style rhetoric, and it doesn't matter what their intent is, it's antisemitic.

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    Elon Musk’s Tunnel Reportedly Oozing With Skin-Burning Chemical Sludge
  • Judging from how much steel they'd have around at a single warehouse near to where I used to live, I'd hazard to guess that it would take much less time than a couple of months to get the steel.

    But yeah, it's a moot point, because like you say it's going take far more time to design a new bridge and get together the crews to build it. We don't have some idle SCVs around just waiting to start building as soon as you click on the the location.

    And I'm no engineer, but I'm guessing the steel from a bridge that collapsed would be too warped to be useful and the pieces that looked ok would have to undergo testing to make sure the stress they went under didn't compromise the material in some way. I'd guess it would be more expensive to use that steel than to just use new steel.

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    Dad has the chops to be a project manager.
  • I'm looking at a page right now that has some buttons for "Subscribe, Create a post, Block community" on the side. But I guess it's on the right side and maybe since they're buttons it doesn't count as a menu.

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    Why don't Americans use electric kettles? | Technology Connections [24:54]
  • I rarely use all four elements on my stove at the same time so 99% of the time the kettle is sitting on an unused element instead of taking up counter space like an electric kettle would.

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    Why don't Americans use electric kettles? | Technology Connections [24:54]
  • Induction stoves and microwaves are improvements for certain scenarios.

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    How do we tell him ?
  • Yeah today after getting three bad answers in a row from ChatGPT I was quoting Thanos... "Fine. I'll do it myself."

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    Poll shows 4 in 5 Canadians oppose MP pay raise
  • Yeah this is a much better point. In theory you want people that are their top of their field to be in these positions.

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  • https:// www.cbc.ca /news/canada/toronto/mount-sinai-hospital-protest-1.7114042

    Protest swiftly condemned by all levels of government; organizing group denies hospital targeted

    Toronto police say they are increasing their presence along hospital row after a pro-Palestinian protest downtown on Monday night, including outside Mount Sinai Hospital.

    Toronto Police Service spokesperson Stephanie Sayer told CBC News the increased police presence is to ensure that essential hospital services and emergency routes remain accessible.

    "Interfering with the operations of a hospital is not acceptable," Sayer wrote in an email.

    Police have not said if the hospital's operations were impacted by the protest. The hospital has not responded to CBC News's request for comment.

    "The Toronto Police Service is investigating several incidents that occurred in front of Mount Sinai Hospital and along the demonstration route. As we have said before, officers use their discretion during large crowd demonstrations and even if arrests are not deemed safe to make at the time, investigations will continue and charges can be laid at a later date," Sayer said.

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    https:// www.reuters.com /world/middle-east/un-palestinian-refugee-agency-investigates-staff-suspected-role-israel-attacks-2024-01-26/

    GENEVA, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) said on Friday it had opened an investigation into several employees suspected of involvement in the Oct. 7 attacks in Israel by Hamas and that it had severed ties with those staff members. "The Israeli authorities have provided UNRWA with information about the alleged involvement of several UNRWA employees in the horrific attacks on Israel on October 7," said Philippe Lazzarini, UNRWA Commissioner-General.

    "To protect the agency's ability to deliver humanitarian assistance, I have taken the decision to immediately terminate the contracts of these staff members and launch an investigation in order to establish the truth without delay."

    Lazzarini did not disclose the number of employees allegedly involved in the attacks, nor the nature of their alleged involvement. He said, however, that "any UNRWA employee who was involved in acts of terror" would be held accountable, including through criminal prosecution.

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    I'm going to the game tomorrow and I want my Jose Bautista bobblehead!

    Does anyone know how long before the game you have to be at the Skydome before they run out of bobble heads?

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