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  1. Lizzie will probably last another twenty years....

    Lizzie will probably last another twenty years. Once Charles is king (assuming he also lasts that long) we can have another run at republicanism in the former colonies.
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    I've been doing some research on emergency...

    I've been doing some research on emergency supplies, and I'm pretty sure I could survive a few weeks with a pallet-load of two ply toilet paper.
  3. This is fine, provided that trans candidates have...

    This is fine, provided that trans candidates have undergone hormone-replacement therapy for a few years before writing the short-listed book, otherwise their increased grammatical density, word mass...
  4. Thread: C Compilers

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    I use VS Code, which is extremely popular. It...

    I use VS Code, which is extremely popular.

    It has a very nice UI, and you can easily configure it to be a C IDE, including compiler, step debugger and Intellisense. You can also tweak the UI to...
  5. The Scots may want to remain in the EU, but...

    The Scots may want to remain in the EU, but leaving the UK for the EU may be even more damaging than Brexit:

    Independence could cost Scotland's economy £11bn a year, forecast suggests...
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    "Your Honor, if the defendant's office manager...

    "Your Honor, if the defendant's office manager had not insisted on maintaining a bottomless bowl of Twizzlers in the office break room, my client would have at least two fewer chins."
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    Don't remove the free candy simply because some...

    Don't remove the free candy simply because some people can't help but overindulge.
  8. Law of Alien Names...

    Law of Alien Names
    https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LawOfAlienNames

    Some other trope pages give clues as well, but the rule is basically to use sounds and combinations that are either...
  9. The principal has defended it as...

    The principal has defended it as "well-intentioned", but I don't see how it could be.

    Teaching boys to be good citizens and decent human beings is well-intentioned. Shaming boys for being male is...
  10. It's very easy to declare that all politicians...

    It's very easy to declare that all politicians are untrustworthy, but that kind of lazy cynicism is the lowest possible intellectual bar that anyone might attempt to clear.
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    When I was a boy I wore bikini-style briefs...

    When I was a boy I wore bikini-style briefs because that's what my dad wore, and that's what my mum bought. When satin boxer shorts became popular (around about the same time it became popular for...
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    I recently got a Windows 10 computer at work. The...

    I recently got a Windows 10 computer at work. The company delayed the upgrade from Win 7 for as long as possible, but can't afford to stay with Win7 past its end of support date.

    I had a détente...
  13. A little more light shed on the government's...

    A little more light shed on the government's attitude towards sexual assault:

    Sue Hickey, the Speaker of the house in Tasmania, on comments made by federal government Senator Eric Abetz.


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  14. Morrison also expects us to believe that he was...

    Morrison also expects us to believe that he was briefed about this harassment complaint at News, but for two years he wasn't briefed about an alleged rape that happened just down the hall from his...
  15. In response to the recent March 4 Justice...

    In response to the recent March 4 Justice protests, which called for the government to take action on sexual harassment in workplaces, Morrison tried to deflect the issue by pointing how how good it...
  16. ETA: Patooka beat me to it, so this post is...

    ETA: Patooka beat me to it, so this post is pretty much redundant.


    For bit more context:

    The deputy prime minister had an affair with a staffer, which came to light in 2018 after he got her...
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    I'd like to abolish the second law of...

    I'd like to abolish the second law of thermodynamics. Sometimes I put too much milk in my tea, and it would be nice if I could just stir it back out again.
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    I've noticed that people often have zero interest...

    I've noticed that people often have zero interest on what is happening behind the scenes. They read the newspaper, watch TV news, listen to AM radio, and browse social media, consuming media...
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    CBS actually interviewed a girl about this a...

    CBS actually interviewed a girl about this a while back:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjEqT5t7JvQ
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    They are more than capable of understanding it,...

    They are more than capable of understanding it, but they are motivated to deny it.

    Energy companies (and mining companies in Australia) make big political donations, and they expect a little...
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    "Ooooooh jeez I don't know about this, Rick!"

    "Ooooooh jeez I don't know about this, Rick!"
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    https://youtu.be/-zPDx6HQ_9w

    https://youtu.be/-zPDx6HQ_9w
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    I never thought I'd have to ask anyone this, but:...

    I never thought I'd have to ask anyone this, but: are you supposed to fondle the balls while shooting?
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    As for the whole "both sides" argument, I think...

    As for the whole "both sides" argument, I think the reality is more like "both sides, but predominantly a right wing phenomenon".

    Here's an app that attempts to chart the bias and reliability of...
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    That still describes the state of the news today....

    That still describes the state of the news today. If you pick out some more reputable news agencies, you'll find exactly what you described: news filtered through the editor's bias.



    30 years,...
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