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  1. Comment on Best practices? in ~comp

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    My recommendation is being wary. If you run into a issue where the web frameworks are preventing you from doing something, I’d be very skeptical of the advice you find online to get around it. For...

    My recommendation is being wary. If you run into a issue where the web frameworks are preventing you from doing something, I’d be very skeptical of the advice you find online to get around it. For example, issues with things like csrf where many of the top answers are to simply turn it off. Many of the defaults in thing like RoR are set the way they are for a reason, and it’s better figure out why, rather than blindly turning them off.

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  2. Comment on How do you feel about safer kitchen knives? in ~food

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    At 285 deaths per year, I feel like the effort is better spent elsewhere on more root cause issues (domestic abuse or maybe online extremism)?

    At 285 deaths per year, I feel like the effort is better spent elsewhere on more root cause issues (domestic abuse or maybe online extremism)?

    10 votes
  3. Comment on Car seat manufacturers and retailers suggest that secondhand ones are unsafe and that they expire every six years or so, but finding any data that supports this is difficult in ~life

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    Jumping into this a little late, but for what it’s worth, racing harnesses (seatbelts used in motorsport) expire after 5 years, after which a FIA sanctioned event won’t let you compete with the...

    Jumping into this a little late, but for what it’s worth, racing harnesses (seatbelts used in motorsport) expire after 5 years, after which a FIA sanctioned event won’t let you compete with the harness. (https://www.schroth.com/en/segments/racing/service/faq/faq-racing-belts.html). Part of a pre-event safety inspection involves a Marshall checking the belt’s expiration. Doesn’t entirely justify car seats expiring, but does show the concern exists in another industry that has rules intended to protect human life.

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  4. Comment on Looking for advice on a CI / regression testing platform in ~comp

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    I’m not advocating for Jenkins, because Jenkins can be a huge pain in the butt sometimes, but it does have two types of pipelines files that can be used to check the steps of your build job in to...

    I’m not advocating for Jenkins, because Jenkins can be a huge pain in the butt sometimes, but it does have two types of pipelines files that can be used to check the steps of your build job in to version control. You still have manually create the jobs themselves though.

    https://jenkins.io/doc/book/pipeline/

    On a related note, does anyone automate management of Jenkins jobs in any fashion?

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Anyone Watching the F1 Race in Sochi, Russia Today? in ~sports

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    Honestly, Charles was being immature and Ferrari should have used their heads, and told him to shut up and drive, in order to do what was the best for LeClerc. If they had switched when he had...

    Honestly, Charles was being immature and Ferrari should have used their heads, and told him to shut up and drive, in order to do what was the best for LeClerc. If they had switched when he had wanted, I think (excluding Vettel’s woes) the same thing that happened in Singapore would have happened to LeClerc: Vettel would have undercut and gotten the lead anyway. Instead, the two drivers probably sabotaged each other, pushing harder than either needed too and compromised both of their races. So instead of working as a team to get a win for Ferrari, all they end up with is 3rd.

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  6. Comment on Formula 1 - British Grand Prix Discussion in ~sports

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    What a year for Haas, I’ve been so disappointed with them this year. I have immense respect for Gunther but he has to get Magnuson and Grosjean reigned in, they are just too chaotic to be...

    What a year for Haas, I’ve been so disappointed with them this year. I have immense respect for Gunther but he has to get Magnuson and Grosjean reigned in, they are just too chaotic to be successful. I’m sure all the Rich Energy drama isn’t helping either.

    It was great to see such good driving from Max and it really seems like he’s starting to mature as a driver & it’s great to see Honda successful.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Transgender hurdler CeCe Telfer easily wins national championship by more than 0.5 seconds. in ~sports

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    I would argue that if the unfairly barred person was the best the whole competition would be “invalidated” anyway.

    I would argue that if the unfairly barred person was the best the whole competition would be “invalidated” anyway.

    8 votes
  8. Comment on Anthem has removed all references to timeframes and future content in it's new redesigned roadmap in ~games

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    Along those same lines, I think EA is too tied to their bottom line to successfully produce a GaaS title. I personally feel they have a long history of eliminating things that don’t immediately...

    Along those same lines, I think EA is too tied to their bottom line to successfully produce a GaaS title. I personally feel they have a long history of eliminating things that don’t immediately make them a lot of money rather than putting in the effort to fix what is broken and support it in the long run. Examples of this are things like Sim City and all the studios they’ve acquired, had produce a couple games and shutdown.

    Additionally, servers for EA games multiplayer seem to get end of life’d and shutdown regularly, presumably so EA can sell its next game. Along that same vein consider BioWare, it was occasionally patching Baldur’s Gate 2 years after it came out— I doubt you could find any EA title still being maintained multiple years after its release, unless it prints money (like Sims 4). I suspect the death of Apex Legends and Anthem are not far away because EA isn’t willing to commit resources to make them successful in the long run, and overall I doubt EA will ever be successful in the GaaS with the way they handle games, servers, and developers.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Rage 2 uses my birth defect as a crude shorthand for mutant freak in ~games

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    Just out of curiosity, does anyone have an example of this? I want to believe the author but it’s an association I would have never thought to make.

    Fiction has long associated clefts with both villainy and mental health disorders,

    Just out of curiosity, does anyone have an example of this? I want to believe the author but it’s an association I would have never thought to make.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~games

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    I love this game and the devs dedication to it so much. One of my favorite parts is how it introduces new mechanics to the player and then introduces mechanics to automate the old mechanics before...

    I love this game and the devs dedication to it so much. One of my favorite parts is how it introduces new mechanics to the player and then introduces mechanics to automate the old mechanics before they become too tedious.

    4 votes