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    [–] House Democrats Join Everyone Else in Letting Equifax Off Easy for Catastrophic Hack ivb107 1 points ago in technology

    I wonder about this exact thing far more frequently than I wish I had to. Controlled news/media, the war on insert ambiguous enemy, Citizens United, the debt crisis, bank bailouts, private healthcare, poor education, gerrymandering, personal data breaches... the list could go on forever. As a millennial with hopes of a bright and prosperous future, I'm checking for exits. This shit isn't just a joke anymore, it's scary.

    [–] Philippines 'concerned' as U.S. intelligence tags Duterte a threat to democracy ivb107 1 points ago in worldnews

    Just heard about this book and another one called Inventing Reality by Michael Parenti yesterday. Interested in reading both.

    [–] Fluffy Scottish highland calf ivb107 1 points ago in aww

    Activism is often the fastest pathway to progress. I'm sorry you disagree and I won't argue with you. Beliefs can change slightly or greatly. Mine have, and maybe one day you'll share the perspective of how beneficial a plant-based diet is for your health, animals, and the planet's environment.

    [–] Fluffy Scottish highland calf ivb107 1 points ago in aww

    It's not propaganda or a conspiracy, people are conducting research and delivering the facts about the numerous benefits of adopting a plant-based diet.

    Before you say the article I linked is biased or "propaganda", notice there's a citation list at the bottom of the page. I'm on mobile and it's one of the articles I'm familiar with off the top of my head.

    Anyway, I think it's fair to say that this is a sensitive topic for people on both sides of the discussion. I grew up living in Texas eating any animal I could get my hands on before I became serious about nutrition and cultivating healthy habits. If you're genuinely interested in finding out more about a plant-based diet, there's lots of good stuff available. Nobody expects anyone to switch from meat everyday to strictly plants overnight, but maybe you'll find some interesting information and look at how nutrition affects health a little differently. And if not? That's your choice. I'll always have more respect for people who at least go as far as making an informed decision, even if it's different from mine. I hope you give it a chance.

    [–] I wish there was a feature where I can have the playlist/song slowly fade out when I’m going to sleep. ivb107 1 points ago in spotify

    You could sort your playlist so that each song is slower and more relaxing than what played previously, eventually leading into white noise or something comparable. Then use the feature on your phone (that someone else ITT mentioned) to turn off the music after a specified time has elapsed.

    Or do what I'm doing and teach yourself how to code so you can just build the feature on your own! Sounds like a cool idea.

    [–] Happy 10th Birthday to MGMT's Oracular Spectacular! ivb107 1 points ago in indieheads

    Going to see them at Buku in March! This post just gave me chills thinking about exactly where I was and who I was with the first time I heard Time To Pretend when I was 17. I've been excited to finally see them live but hooooly shit I'm so amped up now!

    [–] How do you survive working in a job you hate? ivb107 14 points ago in AskReddit

    And be sure to have an experienced friend there as your "sitter"

    [–] Inside the Musée d'Orsay ivb107 5 points ago in tiltshift

    The Guggenheim is fantastic as well, but d'Orsay is far and away my favorite.

    [–] A small curated selection ivb107 5 points ago in vinyl

    ATLiens bangs! Nice collection

    [–] Give zero F***s today. ivb107 2 points ago in howtonotgiveafuck

    Cards For Humanity?

    [–] Weekly Questions Thread for the week of January 1st ivb107 2 points ago in vinyl

    I hadn't really thought very much about looking at used equipment but now I'm definitely going to. This is really helpful, thank you!

    [–] Weekly Questions Thread for the week of January 1st ivb107 1 points ago in vinyl

    I'm starting to get serious about my Vinyl collection/hobby and need to step my hardware game up. I've been using a Crosley (I know, I know) so I'm aware that just about anything would be an upgrade. My dad gave me his old B&O Beogram RX that's in great condition except for that there's no cartridge for it. I know from digging through old posts on this sub that these are probably my best options to replace the cartridge. I'd love to jam to a vintage player like the one I have, but is it worth it? In terms of quality, can I get a comparable player for the same price (~USD$350) without having to worry about replacing old parts?

    [–] Apple admitted it’s been secretly throttling the performance of older iPhones ivb107 2 points ago in technology

    Yeah, it's been painfully obvious for years that this is going on. My iPhone 7 still runs like I bought it yesterday because I avoid iOS updates like the plague. I used to preach about how much I love Apple, but their tech has been slipping for a while now because they put profits ahead of creating a quality product.

    I could rant on but I'll just say that I'm excited to switch to Android when it's time to get a new phone.

    [–] In Bloom Music Festival ivb107 4 points ago in festivals

    I'd say it's a solid lineup considering it's only a 2-day fest, if the price is right...

    [–] This is my Rep, Pete Sessions, who sold out me, my fellow Texans and my country to the telecom industry for $40,400. ivb107 10 points ago in Dallas

    When I was in high school I was invited to a house party that his son was throwing. Easily 60-70 kids were there and mostly all wasted. It got a little cringey when I saw that Sessions was not only at the party and totally welcomed it, but was passing out beers and even had a run on the beer pong table. When I tell people the story they usually think it sounds cool, but when it's this guy, watching your congressman try to live like he's back at the frat house is as uncomfortable and awkward as it gets. Should have caught it on camera but at the time I didn't know he was a shit politician, too.

    [–] Big Cable's pillow talk with FCC to forbid US states from writing own net neutrality rules ivb107 6 points ago in technology

    As someone who went to college, peddled around some dead end jobs and is now learning web development through online tutorials, this message is practically made for me; I'll be sure to add my own personal remarks so I don't look like a bot. Thanks for saving me some time.

    I live in Texas so I plan to bug the shit out of these clown "representatives" every day through the vote. It's important that we all make our voices heard, especially if you're in a red state like I am.

    [–] I'm edging closer, shivers all over ivb107 1 points ago in TameImpala

    Does anyone happen to know how many of these were pressed? I'm a student on a tight budget and want to order it sooo badly and I'm afraid they'll sell out within the next week