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softlionhearted  ·  564 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA regarding user bans

This is definitely the best approach to "free speech" within the confines of online comment based communication. While there may or may not be complete "fairness" in the euro-centric sense, humans are too removed from robots to be monitored algorithmically and discussion can't be restricted according to a standardized ruleset. +1 for Hubski in my book, as a new user

edit: also wanted to make clear that I joined prior to that ban wave, and i am not any sort of reddit escapee

softlionhearted  ·  597 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Differences Between the Stock Market and the Economy

amazing. the onion is somehow a really great commentary on American society while retaining a sort of pokey, funny attitude

softlionhearted  ·  598 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: David Foster Wallace - Consider The Lobster

So this post finally convinced me to read "Consider the Lobster", even though it has been referenced numerous times in various lectures throughout undergrad and grad school. I think the way the article ends is a wonderfully pointed but still respectful arrow, directed towards those who are unwilling to have the conversation at all. Wallace so excellently convinces one that, at the very least, we should be willing to discuss and ponder the ethics of our eating habits unless we want to remain intellectually destitute for the sake of protecting our lifestyles.