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    By: the city
    Sway interviews Curtis Carroll, stock expert serving life in prison.

    Really worth a watch
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    By: Vantage
    It's a question of incentives. What is the main focus of the restaurant?

    Chain restaurants focus on predictability and familiarity - you walk into any mcdonalds or starbucks in the world and you know exactly what you are getting. This is true of local chains as well. Doesn't mean local chains are bad (for example, Punch Pizza in Minneapolis makes the best pizza I've ever tasted, and it's a local chain), but on average chains will not produce exceptional food.

    Glitzy restaurants in nice locations with attractive wait staff are also not in the business of producing exceptional food – their focus is on the experience. The food can be mediocre as long as its image as a fun place to hang out is maintained.

    Small dingy restaurants, however, live and die solely on the quality of the food. That doesn't mean all hole-in-the-wall restaurants are good. Many survive because they are in places with high foot traffic and few repeat customers, or because they are the only place in the area. But if it's a hole-in-the-wall surrounded by other such restaurants, the food is almost certainly going to be pretty good.

    Another signal of quality food is a really short menu. You'll notice super fancy restaurants also typically have very small menus - they specialize in a small number of dishes that they prepare very well (which sometimes rotates seasonally). This is the same with many small neighborhood restaurants. They will offer 6-10 dishes that they know how to prepare the hell out of. If you walk into a place and the menu has 100+ items in its huge tome of a menu, do you really think the chefs in the back are experts at cooking every single one of them? Unlikely.

    Along similar lines, check out Tyler Cowen's Six Rules for Dining Out. Good read.
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    By: ninjase
    My Family Saw a Police Car Hit a Kid on Halloween. Then I Learned How NYPD Impunity Works.

    ProPublica Deputy Managing Editor Eric Umansky’s family saw an unmarked NYPD cruiser hit a Black teenager. He tried to find out how it happened, and instead found all of the ways the NYPD is shielded from accountability.
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    By: Prozium

    They also have the switches for the driver/passenger doors.
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    By: EvilDolemite
    FYI all of Christopher Guest's movies are on Hulu now.

    Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration.

    Fred Willard was a GOAT for straight-man deadpan comedy and these movies also feature a GOAT ensemble cast. They're also substantially improvised which makes them even better. Seeing these legends play off each other for what might have been a first take is incredible.
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    By: warcrow
    Goddamn we just got done watching Epstein on Netflix and what a monster of a human being!Really hard to watch but it was also intriguing.

    We’re now on a documentary kick. We love ‘who dun its’. What docs have you folks enjoyed? Amazon Prime also a viable option.
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    By: MPLStagger
    Hannah is a documentary about modern CIA clock and dagger tactics.
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    By: AxeMan808
    What the hell, DJ Vlad?
    Chuck D on Dissing John Wayne & Elvis on "Fight the Power" (Part 7)
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    By: Nighteyes
    I really dislike anime games in general (Guilty Gear is essentially the only I was interested in)

    But Blue Protocol looks fantastic. It’s an action MMO maybe best compared to Guild Wars from the looks of it.

    Here’s a let’s play during closed beta:

    Too bad it likely won’t be out until 2021.
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    By: ItCameFromTheDesert
    The Teachers Pet in particular is fucking riveting.