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The system is broken at the core. A vote for a third party in a voting system that doesn't allow third parties to win doesn't seem to be a viable answer. Even if I thought she was a good candidate.

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In the spirit of the comic - how is the solar panel made?

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Solar panels (PV) degrade over time and use and have to be replaced and disposed of. A better case would be for things like solar furnaces that are simpler, but most of the time solar implies PV panels.

Live Updates: Haley Is Expected to Suspend Her Campaign (www.nytimes.com)

After Donald J. Trump tallied victories in Texas, California and 12 other states, Nikki Haley was expected to drop out of the presidential race, according to people familiar with her plans. She was set to deliver remarks in Charleston, S.C., at 10 a.m. Eastern.

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It does seem to be a cartoonish world.

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States' rights, unless it's inconvenient.

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Absolutely, although isn't a major job for the VP to handle international affairs, which this definitely is one?

I just wish we had other choices out there. I'll vote blue and persuade others also because the choice given the voters is bad politics as usual, or insanity. I can vote for Biden/Harris and still hope (with much doubt) for more progressive actions from underneath.

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A very good "normal" example of body modification, just not as permanent. And there are degrees to that as well...I've seen lipstick colors that just enhance the lip color and give a sheen that I don't think twice about, but even my favorite celebrities look off putting to me when made up "heavily". I'm a bit on OP's side as far as preferring the natural look, although minor studs or a small tattoo somewhere don't catch my attention in a negative way, if I even notice.

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That would only get more support for him from those who blindly worship him. There's no legal restriction.

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Except for one thing. Unless that society is also a lot different than ours, it would still require the product these companies produce to survive. So maybe a much stronger slap of the hand, but it wouldn't eliminate them.

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Better is a very relative term. A ramp up to a hothouse Earth will be better for exotherms to spread out more. Doesn't work well for most other species still here now.

If it was just humans that were impacted, then I'd be sad about the lost potentials we may have had, but be fine with life going on for the rest. The crime is that we're dragging down just about everything else with us.

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Better is a very relative term. A ramp up to a hothouse Earth will be better for exotherms to spread out more. Doesn't work well for most other species still here now.

If it was just humans that were impacted, then I'd be sad about the lost potentials we may have had, but be fine with life going on for the rest. The crime is that we're dragging down just about everything else with us.

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Easter Island statue is very symbolic of the problem. As is the sprinkler to try and fight a losing battle.

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When they name a new policy rule after you...

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Polls are polls, but just the fact that there is still any conversation at this point says a lot about the state of the country.

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My only experience with WinMe was when I had to erase it off a fresh new laptop and put Win98 in its place so the thing would run right.

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Maybe your argument isn't against Lemmy, but against online discussion in general. Heating debates that break into less constructive postings have been around since the days of BBSes and Usenet. I don't disagree with your point that people should try to act like adults when discussing topics, but a (not so) different format doesn't change how people are, especially when they feel protected by anonymity to react badly.

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From the point of just moving the charge, yes, it's called antimatter. Antielectrons are positive, antiprotons are negative. From the mass point of view though it would be a different kind of physics altogether since electrons have virtually no mass compared to the other two particles, and protons don't exist as a particle-wave duality, so neither protons or electrons would act the same by just switching them out in a Bohr atom model arrangement. Maybe someone with more in depth knowledge can give additional or better reasons.

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I'll always prefer the look of the Constitution variants, from the original up to the Sovereign. I like many other styles too, but no other ship profile is more recognizable, even by non-Trekkies.

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Some regions or IPs might tend to get attention more than others because of past activity. I've found Google and other sites to pop up a challenge for some VPN areas much more than others, even maybe time based (my morning vs. afternoon more likely for that server). A definite selling point for VPNs that have more choices than just one location.

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Police are trained to drive at faster speeds for obvious reasons, but even they need to limit such higher speeds to the same constraint of reaction and vehicle performance times. I'll be positive and give the benefit of the doubt that he did try to avoid hitting her once he saw her (if he saw her at all), but I can't imagine anyone being able to react nor slow or swerve in such a setting if it was like most 25 mph zones I know of. People speed through our 25 mph subdivision at 35-40 mph and I'm just waiting for the day someone gets clipped.

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I have a laptop that's suffered from that for a while now, so it's not just one update but a trend. Tried a number of things from clearing space to even a manual download on a USB to force it. It always reverts back to churning away trying to complete the update, restarting, and then reversing it. The irony is the laptop works fine until it comes time for it to check again, then repeat ad nauseam.

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It's partially because of cost, new plastic is cheaper than trying to recover old. But very few plastics can be truly recycled chemically, much being reformed for other purposes. Glass and metals were always a better environmental choice (with their own limitations too), but plastic is so cheap and versatile it's hard to compete. Not just plastics - just a look around the household imagining the lack of petroleum products, it's amazing how it's everywhere. Yet another dead end we've gotten ourselves into.

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I have to credit ChatGPT4 for this answer.

Credit, or a warning?

From my understanding a big part of the problem with PET is the availability, either because it's such a small percentage of plastic and demand is too great, or because it gets lost among all the rest and so is mixed or ruined for recycling.

Honestly the debate on which material is better totally ignores the real problem - consumption demand. Reduce used to be the first 'R', but it was not friendly to the capitalistic mindset or an exploding population, so Recycling became the big focus along with the subtle blaming of the consumer for not being THE solution when they didn't participate.

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I've seen this same suggestion years ago on Blender tutorials. Generating a scene isn't about making it realistic, it's about fooling the audience into thinking it's real without making it too hard to create. Look at videos from Ian Hubert on how to fake it well.

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There are two dangers in the current race to get to AGI and in developing the inevitable ANI products along the way. One is that advancement and profit are the goals while the concern for AI safety and alignment in case of success has taken a back seat (if it's even considered anymore). Then there is number two - we don't even have to succeed in AGI for there to be disastrous consequences. Look at the damage early LLM usage has already done, and it's still not good enough to fool anyone who looks closely. Imagine a non-reasoning LLM able to manipulate any media well enough to be believable even with other AI testing tools. We're just getting to that point - the latest AI Explained video discussed Gemini and Sora and one of them (I think Sora) fooled some text generation testers into thinking its stories were 100% human created. In short, we don't need full general AI to end up with catastrophe, we'll easily use the "lesser" ones ourselves. Which will really fuel things if AGI comes along and sees what we've done.

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