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    [–] 20 revenue streams the U.S government could use to fund social programs. Add to my list! theferrit32 1 points ago in samharris

    An additional 4% tax on household income above $29000? That seems like an extremely bad idea. That's raising direct taxes on poor and middle class people. The other ones mostly seem reasonable, but I think we should start out with just reversing or fixing issues in our system which can be fixed without an explicit raising of taxes. Examples being, which you listed as well, reversing tax breaks to wealthy individuals and companies, removing a number of deductions, removing loopholes that enable tax havens (both international and domestic havens, companies have to use their actual HQ as the location for tax filings), reversing the $100 billion extra dollars that have been allocated to the DoD just in the last 2 years.

    [–] Ad code 'slows down' browsing speeds: Developer Patrick Hulce found that about 60% of the total loading time of a page was caused by scripts that place adverts or analyse what users do theferrit32 3 points ago in programming

    Just tested in Firefox Nightly and it took 30.2 seconds to load, and downloaded 19.7MiB. During that time it made 311 http requests, including 15 requests to, 102 requests to, and 107 requests to

    Utter insanity. I do notice drastic changes between browsers and I do think Google is intentionally slowing down the experience on Gmail and YouTube if you're not using Chrome/ium. Probably other sites as well.

    [–] What is the deal with Chinese students against having a Tibetan student president? What do Chinese have against Tibetans? theferrit32 1 points ago in OutOfTheLoop

    The UK =/= England. England is a part of the UK, along with Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. To be fair England forced the others to join them so many make the equivalence and call the whole thing "England" but that is technically incorrect.

    [–] About that $5 cup of coffee theferrit32 1 points ago in personalfinance

    Personally I see them as a nuisance. Especially because there's a public library right down the road from the Starbucks near me. Sometimes I go to Starbucks with someone and want to sit down for a few minutes, but last time I went every single table and chair was taken by someone on their laptop. I don't even understand how people get work done in that environment, or why they think the coffee shop is the place to go to do work. Other than the fact this idea has been reinforced by movies and TV and such.

    [–] Humans helping other humans protect Rhinos. theferrit32 31 points ago in Damnthatsinteresting

    Poaching usually is used to refer to killing protected or endangered animals. That's a little different from killing a chicken or cow, even though yes I agree that our factory farm industry is also despicable and needs to change.

    [–] Hide and seek bamboozle theferrit32 22 points ago in MadeMeSmile

    Dogs have a generally good sense of time so they know the difference between you leaving as usual and you disappearing at a weird time. They also have a good sense of routine so going out to breakfast is different from packing the car and leaving. My dog knew when the family was leaving for a trip versus just going out for a few hours.

    [–] Happy 62nd Birthday LeVar Burton! theferrit32 3 points ago in wholesomememes

    It'll be on most aggregators too I assume. It's available through Pocket Casts on Android, that's what I use.

    [–] Judge rules against Walmart for firing employee with medical marijuana card theferrit32 7 points ago in politics

    Amazon sells more counterfeit goods stolen from legitimate businesses than Walmart, even though Walmart sells a good deal of Chinese and other cheap knockoffs which are designed just to undercut US products. The amount of copyright violations and IP theft and impersonation on Amazon is shocking. And the US government just lets it happen, and Bezos rakes in the profits.

    [–] ProgrammerHumor in a nutshell theferrit32 3 points ago in ProgrammerHumor

    That feeling when the answer is right but that doesn't make it any less wrong

    [–] ProgrammerHumor in a nutshell theferrit32 6 points ago in ProgrammerHumor

    There's an npm package for that, just wait while it downloads 50000 files into 49000 directories

    [–] 'Google, this is bogus as hell' — one of the fathers of the internet blasts Google for how Chromecast behaves on his home network theferrit32 -12 points ago in privacy

    He's surprised a Google Chromecast is pinging Google's DNS servers and he's calling it a data leak? I'm all for privacy but this seems like a reach. Don't you have to use an Android phone and Google Home app which is logged into a Google account in order to setup the Chromecast? At that point Google already knows you have a Chromecast device, and it had to scan your local network in order to discover the device so you could connect to it.

    [–] All that’s missing is Don Draper and Bill the Butcher theferrit32 1 points ago in justneckbeardthings

    People talk about going to church and their God(s) and religion all the time though. Then an atheist just mentions they're atheist and they have problems with some religions and all of a sudden discussing religion is offensive.

    [–] Americans are far from the monsters they are made out to be. theferrit32 -2 points ago in unpopularopinion

    It is relevant to bring up comparisons between the US and other countries when discussing criticisms of the US made by people outside the US, that isn't just "whataboutism", which is that the person I responded to said.

    [–] That’s interesting theferrit32 1 points ago in Damnthatsinteresting

    Dang government making all the frogs glaciate

    [–] Hello There theferrit32 6 points ago in HistoryMemes

    We've all been there am I right?

    [–] The "Lorena" documentary is disturbing because it paints a woman who cut off a man's penis as a victim whose action was understandable theferrit32 -1 points ago in unpopularopinion

    You didn't really point out the inaccuracy, you just said it was wrong. You didn't explain why it was inaccurate or what in particular was inaccurate about it, you just said "they didn't do X". If the term used was inaccurate you should have specified that was what you meant and said what the more accurate term was. It's your own fault you got down voted. That's why your second comment is up voted and your first is down voted.

    [–] One blue wave was not enough: Democrats need another in 2020 theferrit32 6 points ago in politics

    We need progressive waves for the next few decades to unfuck everything that's been done by the previous generations. We need to push hard and don't stop. Vote in every election, especially remember state and local elections.

    Any politician that refuses to support single payer healthcare, emissions taxes, national ranked voting, and campaign finance reform needs to get out. Democrats need to hold their own accountable too. It's time for real change, and we need it fast.

    [–] YESSIR 🔥🔥🔥 theferrit32 1 points ago * (lasted edited 19 hours ago) in MrRobot

    Watermarking things can be done more frequently and less obviously than most people realize. Like theoretically Netflix embedding a user ID as a few bits in a single frame of the video that's totally unnoticeable to humans but if someone rips it from Netflix and maintains fidelity, Netflix knows which user account did it.

    [–] Roger Stone communicated with WikiLeaks and Russian hackers: Mueller theferrit32 3 points ago in politics

    Not the phrase but he publicized it in this context. He didn't invent the phrase "lock her up" but he certainly helped spread it in 2016.

    [–] Roger Stone communicated with WikiLeaks and Russian hackers: Mueller theferrit32 1 points ago in politics

    10) we had to take drastic measures and get our hands dirty to preserve Our Country