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In a discussion about the missing Argentinian submarine, a submariner describes what it would be like to be on board.
143
France has overtaken Britain as 5th economy in the world. The subreddit celebrates by changing lyrics of "I will survive".
60
Redditor offers to buy "a whole Christmas" for needy families on reddit in 2017...and he's been doing this for years
9920
User thinks orangutang is a giraffe. Hilarious paint drawing explains his POV!
17
Reddit shill explains how they're paid to manipulate online discussion
36
User gives in-depth explanation of what products use Cobalt after a Model S driver gets an unwelcomed note on their car
25
The security system at work arms itself, he is the only one there today, and he doesn't know the disarm code but that's the least of /u/DTDude's worries.
8
Redditor explains what it's like to live under surveillance in a country "generally assumed to be a dictatorship".
30
/u/FleetInBeing eloquently illustrates the moral and economic dilemma in supplying arms to unsavoury regimes
7944
u/HikeMoffman explains the difference between experiencing -17 and -30 degree celsius cold
4
PCMR u/Destructopuppy Gives a detailed instructions on saving your mechanical keyboard from beverage spills
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/u/FontPeg explains why now we need Net Neutrality protections when we did not have them before 2015
78
Redditor describes the horror of sleep walking and eating.
219
Redditor discovers hidden progression speed limits which encourage microtransactions in Destiny 2
107
u/theevolvingatheist gets some petty revenge on an anti-vaxx relative by not attending Thanksgiving. Posts recipe for amazing baked mac and cheese.
83
Man being domestically abused asks UK for help, people genuinely rally round for support.
823
Redditor educates us with a reply as to why a war with North Korea would be a bad idea. Quality of reply written like a research paper impresses many.
47
Redditor explains why internet nostalgia makes no sense
20
On this Thanksgiving day, mom recounts how 11 years ago her 3-year old son became a vegetarian, and how she makes sure that he too has a great Thanksgiving meal today
6990
Redditor photoshops very accurate picture of Ashit Pai
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Redditor explains why net neutrality matters, as if to someone who uses libraries.
18
Redditors create the cat version of Notorious B.I.G. - "Juicy" in the comments of an article
10
/u/diarrhea_shnitzel's shitty resume
909
Redditor identifies a potential weak link on the 5-member FCC Committee that will decide on Net Neutrality & offers messaging suggestions based on his history
25
Redditors deliver free Thanksgiving meals to those in need.
34
Daishomaru gives a lengthy talk about chickens in Japan after watching the latest Food Wars episode
42
Redditor posts a photoshopped image in various locations featuring the previous location each time.
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Redditor lists all the times IPSs have illegally broken Net Neutrality laws.
21
/u/Bradley__ continuously writes an impressively detailed short story over five comments, about waiting in an airport terminal.
50
User explains how the FCC works using an... odd example
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Redditor simplistically explains why large companies may choose not to pay off their debts
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/u/truefalseequivalence breaks down why Voting Democrat would have protected and expanded Network Neutrality
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Redditor psychoanalyzes Thomas the Tank Engine
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u/ssldvr posts the fcc phone number for filing a complaint against Pai's net neutrality revocation plan, then /u/pezhore proveds the option selections for getting to the operator immediately as well as the proceeding number to file the complaint against.
29
American Redditor answer a non-american why Net Neutrality keeps being an issue that needs to be defended in the US
361
User explains how the Net Neutrality vote works (only 5 people decide) and how we need to flip only one of them to save it.
43
User reverse engineers an app's encryption to restore data from an app that no longer works on iOS 11
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Of all the Reddit Net Neutrality moments, this is my favorite
22
Redditor gives some of the best advice of all time.
42
Best of: Reddit user agrees to build a doggie wheelchair
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483 BuxtonTheRed In my opinion (as a fully qualified *just some guy*), Pewdiepie should not live-stream. The combination of "no filter on his mouth" coupled with "no filter on his media output" is a bad mix for his exceptionally high profile. That way, he has the *opportunity* to edit himself, re-consider something after the heat of the gameplay-moment is long gone, and take the opportunity to not-publish certain things. OK, sure, he doesn't exactly have great prior form for making effective use of that opportunity (LOL understatement IKR) - but IMO he should give himself the chance. Every time he fucks up on stream, it's because he's failing to give himself the chance to edit himself. Every time he fucks up on youtube (non-live), it's because he's refusing to use that chance when it's at his fingertips. Either way he's not an innocent victim of his own mouth.
374 Rauuto I didn't even have to sort by controversial on this response thread. Everyone here is so hateful and grasping at straws (from both ends, but I'm seeing more stretching on the defense side overall). Guys. The point is that using a slur is just rude. You don't get to decide that it's rude. The people who feel it's rude do. And it would be respectful to oblige by their requests. Does this lead to a slippery slope of language policing? *Absolutely fucking not.* Yes, there will be a couple crazies out there who will overstep their boundaries and abuse this by saying everything is rude. And the point is that they are few and far between, and *everyone else in society knows they're being crazy.* Abusing this power is just as rude as abusing the word. The rest of the population already understands that both sides of the spectrum are bad by some amount, and doesn't do that. Don't take away someone's right to say "Please don't be rude to me" just because you're butthurt that an *extremely small minority* that everyone *already ignores* will abuse that power. Even though it has totally different (And in my personal, young and NOT well versed in history opinion, less extreme) origins, this is no different than people ignoring someone's preferred pronouns and deadnaming them. It's fucking rude, and only happens because you couldn't be bothered to just be polite and slightly tweak your word choice to benefit the life of someone else. The world is full of other people who have their own emotions and stories, and it's very possible and reasonable that using a slur, especially often, can completely ruin their day. It is *not* that hard to just be a polite person, especially if people are *pointing out to you exactly what to do differently,* which is *very slightly changing your word choice.* Just don't be a dick, okay? It's not hard, and it will improve everyone's day, as well as your own. You'll feel cleaner. Trust me.
31 dukss why does the argument over this word have to go beyond "just be a decent person and don't say it in a negative way"? there's no good reason to say it unless you're talking about the word itself or reading what someone else wrote. there aren't any blurry lines here. pewdiepie said it in a negative way. he might not be racist but he still fucked up and should own up to it.
169 ruetoesoftodney >Also, white, straight people are in no position of authority to reclaim words *they* once used negatively. Something something sins of the father.
13 mactroneng Who the hell is PewDiePie and what's the big deal?
184 Anticode I think it's important to remember that curse words come from a different part of the brain than normal language. This is why we see so many incidents of people accidentally cursing on live TV or why some types of Tourette's manifest as strictly cursing. [1] Swearing is more about expressing a particular emotional state than communicating a particular cogent message. The most offensive word in the English language therefore makes a great addition to the inventory of "emotion-state words". When you burn yourself on the stove you are not demanding copulation with it, when you stub your toe you are not declaring that feces is to blame, and when you spill your coffee you are not pronouncing that you wish an all powerful and all knowing god to come down from the heavens to curse your coffee for doing that. These are knee jerk reactions to display your emotional state. There is no information contained. Because there was no intent to transmit information (merely a display of emotional state), I would instead suggest that PewDiePie is simply **undisciplined and insensitive**. This is the sort of thing you *really* need to work on when you're a public figure like this... ####But like the gilded post says: he certainly *is* ignorant to wanting to change or realize why changing is important, and ignorant to listening to what people are trying to tell him about his use of language. Sources [1] [ **Article** - The Science of Swearing](https://harvardsciencereview.com/2014/01/23/the-science-of-swearing/) , [**Study** - Expletives: neurolinguistic and neurobehavioral perspectives on swearing.](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10611497), [**Article** - Northwestern.edu ](https://helix.northwestern.edu/blog/2013/02/special-place-brain-swearing) Edit: In regards to (non-racist) cursing, I always find it interesting to meet people who use "fluff words" instead of cursing. They might say, "Salad dressing!" or "Shaving cream!". Perhaps, "Beans and rice!". They use these words as expletives and they've trained themselves well enough that those tend to be the words that come out when they're feeling emotional. It is fascinating to think that, neurolinguistically, these are indistinguishable from normal curse words. If a large enough portion of the population replaced traditional curses with these family-friendly phrases they would also eventually become taboo. It might be become impolite to ask for more salad dressing. Instead, *well mannered* company might say, "More vegetable sauce, please!" A polite man might ask his wife if he can use some of her "hair-softening cream" when he needs to shave for work.