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dublinben  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Death Penalty Can Ensure ‘Justice Is Being Done’

    That includes putting down the one-in-a-hundred-million that so egregiously breach the social contract that they must be eliminated from society.

If only that were the way the death penalty was being used.

dublinben  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 391st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Reggie Watts vocals and John Tejada beats make for my favorite release from Brainfeeder so far this year.

dublinben  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "It is rotting American democracy from the inside out."

I'm far from an expert, but it seems like teaching to the test has ruined education in this country.

dublinben  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bl00's Reviews #14: "A Generation of Sociopaths" by Bruce Cannon Gibney

Archive.org link for that third graph that isn't loading.

As a self-described socialist, I find it incredibly disappointing that the Sanders campaign resorted to this kind of imaginary economics in order to pay for their proposed policies. Numerous European social democracies show that you can operate that kind of government without the magical money printer that the US allegedly operates. There might have been more widespread support for important policies like Medicare for All if there was a real way to pay for it.

dublinben  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Soon we’ll all be cancelled

This article is from last October, so this author isn't worried about "everyone getting cancelled right about now."

Also, it should be possible to criticize this article without bringing in ad hominem attacks and anti-woman slurs. It says something that you consider yourself incredibly open minded, yet don't extend that to include women who dare question the liberal mainstream.

dublinben  ·  35 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Kat returns to the office." Welcome to her COVID hell.

I'll just stay home until there's a vaccine. I won't be doing any of that, just to sit in a cubicle by myself.

If there were a way to do birdwatching wrong, that guy has found it.

dublinben  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Republican political operatives who call the shots at Facebook

I consider my subscription to be an investment in driving social change, and it certainly seems to be paying off.

dublinben  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I can't see the moderation checkboxes using the dark theme

I should have mentioned this is in Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit) on Linux.

dublinben  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The dirty secret behind Ben Shapiro's extraordinary success on Facebook

It's becoming more and more clear that Facebook leadership has been thoroughly infiltrated by Republican operatives, and should be seen as a major participant in their disinformation campaigns.

dublinben  ·  48 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Normie Minimalism and Farmhouse Chic Took Over Contemporary Design

Wagner would agree with all of your criticisms of loft spaces as "unlivable" and loud. This was probably one of the first articles I'd read from her: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/11/how-restaurants-got-so-loud/576715/

dublinben  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A teenager’s guide to building the world’s best pandemic and protest trackers

I've never heard of this kid's website before, and I'm not surprised. It's far less useful than the other sites that I've been following this spring, like the The Atlantic's Covid Tracking Project, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation's healthdata.org, and the Johns Hopkins map.

I guess it's easy to become the "web's preeminent covid-19 case tracker" when you scrape worldwide data from other sources and present it in a slick Bootstrap interface. It's a cool portfolio piece for a clever teenager though.