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Joined 1 year ago
Cake day: June 12th, 2023


  • Maybe people just like different things and there is no objectively correct standpoint on how cereal should be eaten.

    I dont think your opinion is wrong, quite the opposite.

    If you think it should be eaten with no milk, you are right!

    If you think it should be eaten with milk, you are right!

    The real problem is people who eat is with yoghurt and berries. They are wrong.

  • Hi, i have said this in my own response but i just wanted to say. As someone who has had the fold 3 since launch and used it for the past 3 years. I can assure you, the crease is not an issue. You cant see it when you are using the phone. It doesnt feel uncomfortable when your finger passes over it (if anything its smooth and feels quite nice) and i forget its there 99% of the time. The 1% of the time that i notice it, i dont think “godni wish that wasnt there” i barely even acknowledge it. Because it doesnt matter.

    I appreciate that its a worry when you havent used one. It was for me when i got one. Until i realised it doesnt matter.

    After using the phone for 3 years the crease is the same as its ever been and i would happily provide photo evidence of that if you or anyone else doesnt believe me.

  • Had a fold 3 since launch 3 years ago. It’s the best phone I’ve ever used. Software is brilliant and clearly a focus for samsung. The big inner screen is amazing for work and games as well as browsing. Well worth it.

    The crease is just a non-issue. People see it from an angle and they think it looks bad and that it would bother them, but i assure you, when you are using the phone yourself and its facing you, like all phones that you are currently interacting with are facing you, you cannot see it. After using this phone for 3 years, i can honestly say i forget its even there.

    Anyone complaining about the crease has almost definitely never used one of these phones. I hear the complaint and i can only drawn that conclusion. Its like saying you dont like a certain food that you have never tasted.

    There are downsides to the fold phone that the flips wont have. Like the fold 3 is a bit heavier than most normal phones and it has sometimes been an issue when using my phone lying down somewhere as it can be cumbersome to hold up at arms length.

    Also the strange aspect ratio means that video is too small to play on the outer screen and doesnt fill the inner screen. You get black boxes at the top and bottom, so video is always a little bit smaller than the inner screen. This doesnt affect games, it seems that 99% of games support the aspect ratio and often give you some level of advantage.

    This would not be true on the flip phones as they have a normal screen size when open.

    Incidentally, next week i am buying the fold 6 and locking in for another 3 years on a contact. If that is any endorsement.

    Edit: reading throught the comments here i noticed a consistent pattern.

    Those who have the folding phones cant recommend them enough and say they are the best phones they ever bought.

    Those that dont have one but have a friend that has one are saying dont get one as they look bad.

    (Of course there are some exceptions on both sides but a quick mental tally, and it seems that what im saying is true)

    If you want to weigh in, then maybe own or have owned one before deciding they are good or bad. Your friend might disagree with your concerns about their phone.

  • I just dont think that morality and politics are the same thing. I can judge a joke for its morality without it being skewed by political bias.

    I think that when a former president makes jokes about nancy pelosi’s husband being attacked with a hammer, and people are laughing it up and joining in, that when someone attacks donald trump, and someone makes a joke about it, those same people should be either joining in on the joke or apologising for making their jokes in the first place.

    They can’t have it both ways.

    This is not a political stance because i could argue that from any side of the street. It is a moral argument that happens to be about politicians.

    Replace the two subjects with anyone else, and the argument would be the same.

    The thing is that i despise donald trump so much that his jokes just added to how much i dislike him. But its exactly what i expected of him and didnt lead me to despise him. No his actions as a president and as a human over the course of his career and life have lead me to that.

    Kyle gas has only ever inspired me to like him. He has been a nice guy and very funny his whole career. So im inclined to think that he didnt actually wish death on the former president. Whereas if tump made the same joke i would be very inclined to think that he meant it, because he has given me very little proof to the contrary.

    My view on morality is what’s skewing my opinion here, not my political bias.

  • My belief that kyle doesn’t wish trump harm is 100% my opinion. It may be a belief i have formed through a “distorted lense”, yes, that is very possible. But to call it a conclusion is not exactly correct. I will change my belief and draw a conclusion when the evidence is presented.

    My conclusion about dave is one drawn from statements made by dave. Not his jokes, not his standup. Dave has continually reaffirmed this stance, he denies the existence of trans people and repeatedly states that there are 2 genders. A line he said comes to mind “gender is a fact” its not one incident, its many. I would say to draw a conclusion based of one incident would be “distorted” but to base it on years of anti trans rhetoric is quite a clear and clean cut conclusion to draw…

  • Why does it need to go to the extreme? Are you telling me you have this all figured out theres no room for improvement in your view on morality? Im navigating this as it comes. Anything i say or have said is and should always be subject to change. And im also not willing to be the one who sets the bar here. Im not the one who decides whats ok and whats not. That is a collective thing that must be decided by society. You are too adamant in your beliefs for me to take you seriously. Its not on the individual to decide. Its up to everyone.

    I would say, yes there must be a point where i would condemn a comedian based on jokes they are telling. But im still working that out.

    I think intent matters. I think it is a strong factor in deciding if a joke is ok or not. To me the joke was more about kyles political leanings. I dont think he was advocating for murder. I think he was using that attempted assasination as a vehicle to state he doesn’t want trump to be president. Sure, there are better ways of saying that but if you truely belive there is no room for nuance here then i belive it is a failing on your part to understand the joke as opposed to a failure on my part to have a divine sense of morality.

  • Totally fair about the first comment. Its fair to say that jack black may have other reasons for trying to distance himself from it. But it was a huge decision to drop the tour and potentially the band based on one bad joke. Its got PR written all over it. But i accept that it might not be money, or at least not just about money.

    Second comment is more subjective. There are many who would disagree with you.

    Personally i think that if kyle, even if it was only in the moment, thought it was appropriate to make that joke then it should be taken as an indication of how scary it is that trump might become president again. That people laughed should be an indication that people dislike trump enough to not be shocked by the comment. The comments from people defending kyle should show that hatred for trump runs deep and perhaps it should be considered when determining what to do about this.

    If people are ok wih a joke about killing trump then maybe people should be looking more seriously at what trump is doing and what he stands for.

  • But chapelle made none standup/comedy related statements about gender and trans people. Not everything is political. I dislike trump in a huge way. I think he is a horrible human being who doesn’t deserve to run a country. He will cause so much damage if re-elected. But i do not wish him harm.

    I dont believe kyle does either. I’m not sure how that’s political. It’s more of a moral stance and my view on kyles moral stance.

    Chapelle is transphobic, also not a political issue, even if it’s an issue that political commentators like to argue about. Gender is a social issue that has been heavily politicised, but my views on it are not related to politics.

    So i dont put them both in the same camp. I dont agree with either of them, but there is clearly a difference between denying trans peoples existence outside of your comedy and making an off-hand joke on stage at a concert. Especially if you apologise for the joke instead of doubling down like dave did.

  • Thats just PR damage control. Jack Black is a very wealthy person, he just made a new kung fu panda film, his image with the public is that of an extremely friendly, kind to all humans and fans, sort of person. He doesn’t remotely fit in with a crowd that makes jokes about killing the former president. He is distancing himself from it and its what anyone in his position would do if they care more about money and fame than politics.

    It has lowered my op8nion of him though. Hes not the nice guy that he presents. Hes just another rich out of touch celebrity if he follows this path. He should support kyle and defend him. His influence is stronger than kyles and could sway public opinion that kyle was 100% joking.