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    [–] Reddit is seriously confused about the kind of person I am istartedi 18 points ago in EnoughCommieSpam

    I never get more than a few vids in on YouTube before it recommends some lousy clickbait list vid. "Top 10 reasons you love top 10 lists".

    [–] What was considered cool when you were in high school but now would be totally lame? istartedi 14 points ago in AskReddit

    Taping off the radio or copying albums onto cassettes, which you stored in a suitcase made for that.

    [–] What was considered cool when you were in high school but now would be totally lame? istartedi 9 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in AskReddit

    When I click that, it can't play the video without logging into FaceBook. I don't even have a FaceBook account. FaceBook is just full of corny shit anyway.

    edit -- take the m out of the URL and it works. I'm on a PC. So what did I do? Watch the first 30 seconds, scroll through the preview frames to verify that there was actually a video of shit in a toilet, and then question what I was doing with my time.

    [–] Probably the best depiction of what it was like to go over the top in WW1! This movie was massively ahead of its time!(Potentially NSFW) istartedi 2 points ago in videos

    When he was born, Model-Ts were coming off the assembly line. Now it's Model-Ss.

    He was born just before the first commercial radio broadcast, and witnessed the entire analog TV era as an adult.

    [–] Sunrise today in Texas. istartedi 18 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    It doesn't look overly saturated to me. OP says auto HDR, and this is good HDR. I bet it's pretty close to what he actually saw.

    [–] Tab is just a capital space istartedi 31 points ago in Showerthoughts

    They're the geniuses. Let them figure it out.

    [–] Swimmers fight over huge marijuana bundles washing up on Florida beaches istartedi 9 points ago in nottheonion

    Congress has granted DC home rule, and IIRC Congress wanted to void DC's pot law at first; but I think they were concerned about something else and dropped it after a while.

    [–] Canada considering proposal to void patents of major US pharmaceutical companies in midst of trade disputes. The plan would target valuable U.S. patents, granting Canada’s generic pharmaceutical firms the right to copy, sell and potentially export American drugs. istartedi 8 points ago in worldnews

    "I made a mistake in presuming that the self-interests of organisations, specifically banks and others, were such that they were best capable of protecting their own shareholders and their equity in the firms," --Alan Greenspan.

    With all due respect, Greenspan's real mistake is not only to buy into the flawed assumption of "rational actors" taught in economics; but to buy into the fantasy of corporate personhood.

    Banks are not even actors, rational or otherwise. They're fictitious actors. The real actors are the people that comprise organizations, and those people will act on their own behalf. Usually they will act rationally, but sometimes not.

    Economists could have predicted that firms would implode due to self-dealing in the executive suites; but they can't stop modeling firms as real entities because they are taught to do that, and the courts even rule as if it were true.

    "I'll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one" --somebody on the Internet.

    [–] dot-com Bots istartedi 5 points ago in Slitherio

    Yes, a dot-com company that I don't want to mention to avoid giving them any more of what I assume they want--cheap advertising. I have seen bots with the same behavior as today's dot-com bot but without a dot-com name; possibly the company found the code for it somewhere and just copied it.

    I think I've seen what you call the "comet" bots too. I think they were a popular cheat for a while. People would run something that spawned them in a know location. They'd accumulate a little size and the cheater would harvest them; at least I think that was the idea. Of course any player could harvest them so I always assumed they gave up in it; but a few days ago I saw a few of them with the Canadian skin.