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Gmail is the only one on that list.

As for self-hosting, I'm not sure that's necessarily the criterion. You have to trust whoever physically has your stuff either way, and that's not automatically bad.

Agreed. /r/neutralpolitics and some of the religion-oriented subs are about the only places I post anymore.

Don't forget that they also banned subs devoted to sharing alcohol, and /r/gundeals, which doesn't involve user-to-user transactions at all.

johnnyFive  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 21, 2018

I was thinking about this when Verizon had their in-store sale. Then I was told that since they got rid of subsidies I'm still paying more than I did for my last phone, on top of like $80 for an "upgrade fee." Fuck that. See also: Verizon using locked bootloaders, so you can't jailbreak.

Leaning towards getting a used LG G6 that I can then put Lineage on. Or maybe if I really want to go hardcore, an unlocked Pixel (2) XL and Copperhead.

johnnyFive  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 21, 2018

Cha siu bao is one of my favorite things, so she has good taste. I'll be interested to hear about the process once you find something that works.

Mario Kart 8 is great.

How do you say "ZING" in Russian?

So here's my question. CA has so far been reaaallly clumsy in their handling this, as you say. But let's not let our hope of some dirt on Trump cloud observation: this is a company whose sole existence has centered around successfully manipulating the media narrative.

Why are they now botching this so horribly? I'd be curious to know who's in charge over there now, and to what extent they may have an interest in torpedoing Trump.

See also: The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus.

johnnyFive  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Putin won. Whooda thought of those words that's floating around in my head without enough to connect to :)

Nationalism is a helluva drug.

    However, culturally, expecting it to excel or crumble based on the US' deep-seated racial relationships background makes no sense.

I think this is an important point. I'm still unsure whether race being in the forefront of public discussions in the U.S. right now is good or bad. I mean, there are certainly issues that need to be addressed (although ironically the broader racial conversation may be distracting from more serious issues). But I also think it's kind of insulting to imply that racial minorities don't also care about the same things as the rest of us. It's one of those things I've kind of wanted to ask some of the black guys I do kung fu with, since i know them pretty well and hopefully they'd be comfortable talking about it. But at the same time I've worried that if I'm wrong, I may not be able to unring the bell.

Still, I think the article is a good reminder of worldview projection, and how often our hostility to other cultures/countries comes down to cultural outlook and priorities.

johnnyFive  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Putin won. Whooda thought

I feel ya. It's one of those things where I don't know which is worse: that the election was rigged or that a majority of one's compatriots voted for someone ... problematic.

I did hear one of your fellow citizens interviewed on NPR a couple days ago who disputed the premise that the elections weren't fair or that free speech was being eroded. I didn't hear the beginning to know if this was just some random парин or someone in a more official capacity. But of course, the scariest form of government for me is not one where free speech is suppressed, but one where free speech doesn't matter.

I wish more attention were paid to the leveraged buyout element. Who knows what they might've been able to do had they not been saddled with $5 billion in debt for no reason.

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