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Posted byMD-PhD-MBA8 days ago

China’s making it super hard to build car factories that don’t make electric vehicles - China has rolled out rules that basically nix investment in new fossil-fuel car factories starting Jan. 10

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7.5k points · 7 days ago

If the U.S. doesn't start pushing for electric cars, they're going to find themselves behind globally when other countries start to ban fuel-burning vehicles.

level 2
4.1k points · 7 days ago · edited 7 days ago

But muh oil.

Edit: glad I stimulated such thorough conversation. But it was joke, maybe I should have added /s.

I'm 100% for alternative/renewable energy.

Edit #2: thanks for the silver stranger.

level 3
604 points · 7 days ago

Lol it was clearly /s wondering how some people did not get that

level 4
286 points · 7 days ago

Like The Rock said, people just look for reasons to be offended.

level 5
152 points · 7 days ago

That's some BS I don't always get offended, how dare you say that!?

level 6
13 points · 7 days ago

What the fuck man? Why are you so stupid, it's clearly a truism, and doesn't neccissarily apply to every individual or to you specifically, but you sure did a damn good job of demonstrating it! /s

level 7

Why the fuck did you put a /s at the end? Do you think we are that stupid, that we can't detect sarcasm?!

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level 5

Except that was proven to be fake

level 6
12 points · 7 days ago

Was it? I just read that this afternoon. God I'm old.

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level 4

I suspect that those people you are referring to are also just playing along.

level 4

Ok I’ve been on reddit for some time now and have understood that a /s is a joke to some sort, but what EXACTLY does “/s” mean?

level 5

As I've come to understand it, it's mimicking a closing tag like you would see in html; like it's a closing tag for sarcasm. Html tags denote different parts of your content, for instance <h1>This is a header</h1> where the first h1 is the opening tag for the header and the /h1 is the closing tag. If you don't close a tag, that characteristic of that tag continues on and on. So when I see /s, I read it as "end sarcasm".

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level 5

Pretty sure the meaning of /s is totally unknowable.

level 5

Sarcasm. It's hard to communicate it over text.

level 6

Poe's Law doesn't help.

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