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  1. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Never played TA, so I can't say. Chris Taylor was the lead designer behind both games, so I expect them to be similarly good, but he wasn't involved in Planetary Annihilation.

    Never played TA, so I can't say. Chris Taylor was the lead designer behind both games, so I expect them to be similarly good, but he wasn't involved in Planetary Annihilation.

  2. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Did you play any of the Supreme Commander games? If so, how do you feel it compares to Planetary Annihilation? I've put hundreds of hours into SupCom/FA and they're easily one of my favorite RTS...

    Did you play any of the Supreme Commander games? If so, how do you feel it compares to Planetary Annihilation? I've put hundreds of hours into SupCom/FA and they're easily one of my favorite RTS games.

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  3. Comment on Meet Moxie - The revolutionary robot companion for social-emotional learning in ~tech

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    How do you know this?

    I know for a fact that this is promising way more than what technology is capable of right now.

    How do you know this?

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  4. Comment on Meet Moxie - The revolutionary robot companion for social-emotional learning in ~tech

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    I came across this video and website featuring the robot this weekend, after first thinking it was some Black Mirror style video. I'm both intrigued and concerned; intrigued by the level of...

    I came across this video and website featuring the robot this weekend, after first thinking it was some Black Mirror style video. I'm both intrigued and concerned; intrigued by the level of technology and its possible benefit if it can actually do what it claims; concerned about the inherent privacy risks and data collection capabilities of such a device in a household.

    Has anyone else come across this before, or something like it? What are your thoughts on this type of advancement in technology, particularly those that target children?

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  5. Comment on The world loses under Bill Gates’ vaccine colonialism in ~health.coronavirus

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    The data was paid for by their charity, so as far as I know, they owned it after it was delivered to them. I'm not aware of them releasing it to the general public.

    The data was paid for by their charity, so as far as I know, they owned it after it was delivered to them. I'm not aware of them releasing it to the general public.

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  6. Comment on The world loses under Bill Gates’ vaccine colonialism in ~health.coronavirus

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    A few years ago, I worked on a machine-learning project that detected and classified buildings based off of satellite imagery. That work was entirely funded by the Gates Foundation, who used those...

    A few years ago, I worked on a machine-learning project that detected and classified buildings based off of satellite imagery. That work was entirely funded by the Gates Foundation, who used those maps with micro census data to build accurate census data for developing countries with little access to healthcare. Then the Gates Foundation funded vaccines and other point of access health care to those communities.

    Bill could sit on his billions like Musk or fund other profit seeking adventures like Bezos does, but he chose (or was convinced by Melinda) to create those kinds of opportunities for people. Maybe there was an ulterior motive of rebranding himself, but I can't ignore that it was, and is, a force of good in the world.

    There is a lot wrong in this world, often done for profit, greed, and hate. I have a hard time believing that project wasn't both moral and good, both for those people that received care (and probably still do!) and the world as a whole.

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  7. Comment on Having kids in ~life

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    We had our first (and likely only) kid last year. It definitely changed our lives, but mostly for mundane, predictable reasons. We obviously have less personal time now that there is a tiny human...

    We had our first (and likely only) kid last year. It definitely changed our lives, but mostly for mundane, predictable reasons. We obviously have less personal time now that there is a tiny human to take care of. A good night's sleep is a rare commodity.

    Seeing them figure things out for the first time is pretty special. Watching them develop and grow is also really neat, just from an scientific standpoint. Trying out lots of different things to see what works and sticks is both fun and frustrating at the same time.

    At first it's pretty boring. They just eat, sleep, and cry. When they actively start exploring the world around them, it really shifts gears. It provides a different lens in which to view the world.

    Personally, I'm excited to introduce the things I love to them, when the time is right, and I very much am looking forward to teaching them about the world and helping them learn and discover on their own.

    Having a kid is lifechanging in a similar way to moving in with a significant other is lifechanging. It forces change on your habits, compromises, and time management.

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  8. Comment on Pre-orders for the Framework laptop are now open in ~tech

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    Anyone know if they are planning a larger screen size in the future, assuming this does well? Can't say I'd ever go back to a 13" screen size, but I do really appreciate this design of this.

    Anyone know if they are planning a larger screen size in the future, assuming this does well? Can't say I'd ever go back to a 13" screen size, but I do really appreciate this design of this.

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  9. Comment on Exxon uses Big Tobacco's playbook to downplay the climate crisis, Harvard study finds in ~enviro

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    This is the main thesis of the book (and documentary) Merchants of Doubt. Highly recommend giving it a watch/read if someone hasn't.

    This is the main thesis of the book (and documentary) Merchants of Doubt. Highly recommend giving it a watch/read if someone hasn't.

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  10. Comment on HTC unveils new Vive Pro 2 with 5K resolution display and 120Hz refresh rate in ~tech

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    $1400 for the base station, headset, and controllers, in addition to needing a very beefy GPU. Whew. I'd love to experience it at some point, but that is a steep price point.

    $1400 for the base station, headset, and controllers, in addition to needing a very beefy GPU. Whew. I'd love to experience it at some point, but that is a steep price point.

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  11. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of May 10 in ~health.coronavirus

  12. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of May 10 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I'm a bit concerned we haven't seen countries proactively banning travel to and from India, or anywhere this variant is spreading quickly. In the US, I'm not sure if it's because the nature of...

    I'm a bit concerned we haven't seen countries proactively banning travel to and from India, or anywhere this variant is spreading quickly. In the US, I'm not sure if it's because the nature of travel bans, or the thinking that the vaccine will make us all okay.

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  13. Comment on Deepfake lips are coming to dubbed films in ~tech

  14. Comment on Rental companies buy up used cars as chip crisis gets worse in ~finance

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    I disagree with several points made. 1 really depends on the study. Many use GREET, which does take into account countries where components are produced and adjusts the model accordingly. 2 is...

    I disagree with several points made. 1 really depends on the study. Many use GREET, which does take into account countries where components are produced and adjusts the model accordingly.

    2 is patently false, especially if we're talking about the EV company, Tesla. The Model 3 has a battery pack designed to last between 300,000 and 500,000 miles (480k-800k km). . There are plenty of older BEVs, like Nissan Leafs, that exceed 100k miles.

    On 3, many EVs are coming out with 200+ ranges, which could easily accomplish this task. Additionally, faster chargers exist and are growing. It takes me less than 20 minutes to charge from 20% to 80% on my Model 3 at a supercharger, for example.

    1. I very much disagree with this. There are many, many other studies out there looking at this that disagree with that conclusion, which even stipulates that the 2 vehicles analyzed stand to gain considerably when using renewable sources for production. In the US, Tesla produces their own batteries and sources their own supply chain, so probably has the best grasp on what the actual impact is. They post this yearly in their environmental impact report. They estimate about 55 gCO2e/mi for the Model 3 production in 2019 (or 17 tons for the then 310 mile range AWD), which they expect to be further reduced by adding additional renewable energy sources for the factories. This is comparable to the production of same size ICE vehicle.
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