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The general failure and ultimate collapse of the Texas power grid should forever be remembered as a failure of unregulated capitalism. For the numerous failures and tragedies broadly attributed to "socialism", I think it is fair to blame this on on capitalism.
Interesting, i generally agree. capitalism is terrible at planning for the worst case scenario. See also: the pandemic
Not trying to sound rude or anything, but why do you, personally, like smaller phones? Is it the portability, convenience, or just preference? I personally am fine with phones that are a bit bigger because of my hand size lol
haha I get that question a ton. my thumb does not reach very far across my hand - when I signal a '4', my thumb barely reaches the gap between my pinky and ring finger. This means for larger phones I can't reach the top left of the screen without maneuvering the phone in a way that increases the likelihood of me dropping my phone :confused_face:
The upcoming Sony Xperia Compact (140x68.9x8.9mm) seems big to me. Maybe iPhone 13 mini (131.5x64.2x7.4mm) would come with USB-C charging. I really enjoy the size of my XZ1 Compact (129x65x9.3mm).
I had to switch to the new iphone mini just because it was the only updated small phone out there. I loved my xperia compact (had the z5c, and the x compact), but they were getting old. finally i switched to the iphone SE 1st gen for a year or so and now i'm on the mini. I hope the mini will start a new trend of small android devices again
So, Apple can build a Touch ID into the 6mm frame of iPad Air. But they can't to the same with the 8mm frame of iPhone for an all-screen design. iPad team needs to design new iPhones.
interesting, do you think the iphone 12 won't have touchID? I think the ipad air having touch ID means the new iphone will too.
They are caricatures. Poorly drawn. Family Circus Zombies.
seriously, it's straight out of south park tbh
That's politics everywhere, at any given time. At that level it's too abstract to be existentially meaningful. So it's always a facade.
definitely. i wonder how much blame the internet has in the acceleration of the deterioration of meaning in public debate.
Agreed. I used to get excited watching them, but now I couldn't bear to watch it for more than a few minutes. It all rings so hollow
so hollow and so manipulative. it blows my mind that it works
How? Through agreement, ignorance, or desensitization.
I can't stand BS. personally i feel the RNC is straight out of a movie on dystopia, but the DNC has too often just ignored (or actively supressed) the progressive side of the party. I'll be voting for sure, but it's still frustrating
I started playing lasertag regularly with a few friends. This totally counts as workout from a back pain point of view.
haha nice, that's awesome. I started playing tennis with a friend recently, I don't notice my back pain as much while playing. never played tennis before, so it's been fun learning something new too.
I have severe back pains from time to time. In my case, that is the sign I have to change my workout habits (it lack of them, to be precise). Once I do that, the pains usually subside. Problem is: I'm not particularly fond of working out, so I'm always on this merry go round of being/not being in pain.
ugh yeah this week i have not worked out. It's definitely one of those things where, I don't want to work out and make things worse, but I also am sure that it can improve the situation too. I also started PT recently, hoping that will help
It will soon be the last day of July, and while I'm looking forward to a new month, it is also quite clear that we're in the same old nightmare: Covid-19 has not gone away and it looks like the second wave of the pandemic is on its way.
My instinct about covid is to think 'oh, i'll be fine', which I have to actively fight. For example, I was really hoping to fly to go to a wedding this weekend, but I had to talk myself into understanding that "no mangoman, you don't know that it will just be 'ok'". I finally cancelled, even though I had friends who are flying.
Yeah, it is definitely a big issue. Also, wealthy people would try to find ways to either hide their wealth or invest it in some form of tax exemption. Things like art, bitcoin, or send it abroad. Your comment made me think of this scene from futurama: youtu.be/K_LvRPX0rGY
haha yes exactly!
#TOTD I am very much in favor of UBI and I am confident it will be adopted in the future. My one fear is it will not be implemented with a strong wealth tax system in place. UBI would still work, but would have the unintended consequence of separating even further the capital owners from the renters / consumers. If we don't like how much influence the 1% have in politics today, imagine if they were 1000x wealthier. Under those optics, UBI is a poweful anti-revolution tool.
Agreed, I wonder how do you politically accomplish a wealth tax? at some point, the wealthy would rather pay off a few individuals a lot of money to sabotage it (or even just pay a ton of money in disinformation ads) than for it to ever pass. The poor are not united against the wealth of the 1%. You need a much larger portion of the population supporting making billionaires give up their wealth. everyone thinks they could be a billionaire though :/
Such a shame about the FB aspect.
Who has any thoughts on the Twitter hack?
oh man, I think it's probably the biggest hack in a long time. I wonder if it has to do with their new API being released soon. someone on HN speculated that it was because they were deprecating the old API which may have had the vulnerability.
What browser is everyone using these days? Anyone on Microsoft Edge?
Firefox for privacy reasons as others have said