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nothingleftinside  ·  2039 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Cultural Appropriation Is, In Fact, Indefensible

The amount of willfully obtuse white people in here is staggering. Did anyone engage with the secondary sources the author provided? Or would we rather be upset that maybe some of the things we take for granted might be at the expense of marginalized groups? Jeez laweez...

This is almost the definition of pure evil. Why aren't people like this confronted with the reality of their evil every possible chance? I mean, Paul Ryan's life's work is making sure poor people suffer as much as possible.

nothingleftinside  ·  2233 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: FBI backs CIA view that Russia intervened to help Trump win election

For real. WaPo is being super shady about all of this, especially this article that makes it seem like the FBI and CIA have a consensus about Russia trying to get Trump elected, when in fact it does not say that and eventually hinges on some flimsy source.

nothingleftinside  ·  2243 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Distribution of Users’ Computer Skills: Worse Than You Think

Apple has been making it harder and harder for me to find the root of my filesystem on their OS for years. No wonder people don't know how to do this.

And god forbid I want to manage the files on my god damn iPhone.

nothingleftinside  ·  2243 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Galaxy S8 is not going to feature a 3.5mm headphone jack

Those of us in the audio community continue to be furious at this change. How is 3.5mm not thin enough for these people! It used to be a quarter inch and we slimmed that down for you in the 80s!

nothingleftinside  ·  2255 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Did The CEO Of Reddit Pierce Section 230

I don't understand why this is such a big deal. Because he admitted it? Mod edits have been around as long as there have been BBS as far as I was aware (I first got online in 98). He's the site admin. I assume every post I ever write on any website can be altered.

nothingleftinside  ·  2261 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Farewell, America

It doesn't seem to me that Trump voters have anti-elite or pro-poor attitudes based on who they voted for. I just feel like we're beyond the point of compromise. One side is amenable to reason and understand facts; the other is entrenched and "post-truth". I've been hoping for (and calling for) my entire adult life a presidential candidate who's primary issue is poverty. The last time we had that was Jimmy Carter (I think, I wasn't alive). I was very pro-John Edwards in 2008 because that was his signature issue. I dunno. With republican congresses, I have no idea how any positive legislation is going to get passed ever. I'm frustrated to the point of revolt.

nothingleftinside  ·  2263 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Let Them Eat Facts: Why Fact Checking Is Mostly Useless In Convincing Voters

I have come to realize that my thing that I refuse to believe after being presented evidence is that people won't believe things when they are presented evidence. I've seen it on the internet for sure, but I have never run in to it in person if I can remember. I've had my view changed in a conversation; I've seen people's view changed when presented with evidence IRL, but it's hard for me to believe someone adamantly refusing in the face of something stark.

nothingleftinside  ·  2263 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The state of the climate in 2016

Both places I've lived the climate is noticeably different than it was decades ago. I lived in Florida for a long time and weather has been getting stranger there for at least 10-15 years.

nothingleftinside  ·  2263 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The racist foundation of the modern Republican party

I'm curious, can you mention any programs that lead to "more government" or that didn't involve financial incentives that haven't worked? I can't think of any.

nothingleftinside  ·  2265 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The racist foundation of the modern Republican party

My hypothesis is that they "choose" the most hurtful arenas because they actually hate other people- they get some sort of satisfaction knowing they are getting something other people aren't or are "sticking it" to certain sectors of society. It sounds ridiculous but I'm starting to believe it more and more every day.

nothingleftinside  ·  2265 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 6 minute slap in the face from a fellow liberal, courtesy Totalbiscuit

Because they effect everybody, rather than certain classes. Also, everyone is pretty much on the same side with those issues. Everyone wants the economy to be doing well, not everyone wants abortion to be legal.

nothingleftinside  ·  2265 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Farewell, America

We've been trying for generations. They just elected a literal fascist who has literal white supremacists in his inner circle. They're going to completely destroy the EPA and actively accelerate climate change. The gloves need to come off.

nothingleftinside  ·  2265 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The racist foundation of the modern Republican party

At this point, I can't imagine what a real republican party might look like. Isolationist foreign policy and protectionist international trade practices? Trump has promised those things in one way or another. but I don't see the rank and file adopting this any time soon. I know the more reasonable among them have wanted immigration reform for some time now (Bush II's signature issue, until 9/11). But what that plan was has been adopted by modern democrats, and all we hear now is round em up and build a wall. How would a "compassionate" conservative deal with entitlements? Obamacare is the republican compromise for national health insurance, but again, this party has been radicalized to the point where they all want to repeal it. You'd think the so called conservative party would be very very concerned about climate change, and would use national funds and resources to create an infrastructure for the private sector to address energy concerns and modernize industries to be carbon neutral. Conservatives love tax incentives and enterprise. But no. We just get whining. I want a real conservative party to discuss reasonable solutions with. We are left with five year olds instead.

Us audio engineers are going to be out of a job soon! ;-P

nothingleftinside  ·  2265 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: cgod's profile

Your profile is all your posts. I see what they are saying. Talk about bespoke content!

nothingleftinside  ·  2265 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Farewell, America

    They need to bring these people, with all their warts, into the fold.

No. No warts. No racism, no homphobia, no xenophobia, no poor shaming, no science-denying, no anti-education stances. That is the most prescient divide here. Yes, it's partially economics, but it's these very very important things that are at stake here. If these attitudes can't be changed, these people can fuck off. Let them starve and not know why. So far, they have been fractious in the face of any reasonable discussion or compromise.