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If I've understood it correctly, this will affect all Chromium browsers, including Brave, Opera, and Vivaldi. But if I've understood it correctly, it only affects extensions, not the built-in ad-blocking of Brave and Opera.

    At $6.99/month, what family with kids under 12 years wouldn’t subscribe?

The low price is an interesting point. If Disney thought they could compete directly with Netflix, they'd probably price themself just slightly cheaper instead of much cheaper. By pricing themself this cheap, many existing Netflix subscribers will be willing to subscribe to both at the same time. If they were the same-ish price, many users would probably choose just one of the two to subscribe to.

    I'm kind of interested to see if the readers here are changing media viewing habits... Cutting back? Watching more? Cutting cable? Paying for multiple streaming services? Or none?

I subscribe to Netflix all the time, and other streaming services some of the time. For example I'm currently subscribed to HBONordic, because I wanted to see Game of Thrones. I'll probably cancel is when I'm done watching Killing Eve. Last month I bought a month's subscription to a service named Viaplay, because I wanted to watch Infinity War before I saw Endgame in the theatre, and Viaplay had exclusive rights for it in Norway. I'll probably do the same with Disney, subscribe for a month when I want to binge a show or see a particular film.

At the moment I feel Netflix is the only service worth subscribing to full time, because they have so many good shows, and distribute them around the year. HBO has just three shows I'm currently interested in, Amazon Prime has three, Disney might have zero.

And with Saturday's grand final out of the way, Eurovision season is officially over.

Netherlands won. I'm not a fan of the lyrics, but otherwise I like the song, and the performance was great.

Sweden won the jury vote. The intro is too long in my opinion, but from the 1 minute mark onwards, I like this. The chorus especially is great.

Norway won the televote. I think it's damn catchy, even if the [joiking] is a bit off key.

Australia won my heart. Best stage show of the year, by a mile.

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Huh. On the one hand, I can understand why Apple would disable long-press entirely, as it provides a rather horribly user experience. But on the other hand, long-press allow a right-click equivalent, which is super useful.

Wait, don't iPhones have that force touch thing, where you click harder and something else happens? Try that.

There used to be a Firefox extension named BATify that added BAT micropaymtes to Firefox, but it appears to have been discontinued. The GitHub repo is still up though, so maybe someone will continue development of it. I'm not very fond of the idea of abandoning Firefox either. Let's fight that windmill together!

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Long-click somewhere in the spoiler, and it will select a word and make it visible. Drag the edges of the selected area to cover all of it. Works in Firefox at least.

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Now I've seen it. I actually liked it a lot better than Infinity War. I felt like it was better paced (maybe because half the characters were missing from the previous film), and less bleak and more funny.

    previous examples of MMT—Venezuela, Zimbabwe, the Weimar Republic, Revolutionary France

Were any of those actually attempts at Modern Monetary Theory? From what I understand of it, an important aspect of the theory is that inflation should be controlled by removing currency from circulation through taxation.

Even the two examples cited from France don't sound like MMT to me. They didn't create money out of nothing, instead they sold something the state already owned to its people to collect money from the public without resorting to excessive taxation.

(I do agree with the writers that Modern Monetary Theory is kind of a dumb name. Wikipedia suggests a different name: Neo-chartalism.)

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I was afraid of that. I'm still planning to see it tomorrow, so I'm not reading your spoiler. It feels like an obligation more than anything. I reached superhero fatigue years ago, so I only watch these films in theatre if they get good reviews, and I usually leave disappointed. I watched Infinity War because it good good reviews, and because I felt like I should catch the ending to the whole saga. I was surprised and happy at the ending, when many of the heroes died, but when I noticed who were dying and who weren't, I started to catch on. They should have done us the courtesy that Kill Bill did and added Part 1 to the title.

No no, they come up with a new creative name every day, to describe in metaphors the latest development of BAT's value, I assume. It's honestly rather impressive. Unless it's just mad libs, hard to say for sure.

Hah, true enough! Well.

Like with any cryptocurrency project; most of the users are in it for the money. They've invested early and are hoping Brave becomes mainstream so they can cash out as millionaires. They have a Daily BAT Discussion where they discuss how the value of their currency has changed in the last 24 hours, and they are completely stoked to have made the equivalent of $0.02 from clicking an advertisement.

And then there's the whole cult of personality thing they have going for their CEO.

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According to FiveThirtyEight Bernie's polling second.

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