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  1. Comment on Guy on doomed planet mostly concerned with skin color of people in movies in ~movies

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    Thankfully the article has a good ending.

    Thankfully the article has a good ending.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Weekly megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - September 22 in ~news

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    They've already done that, and I don't see how repeating themselves would do anything besides result in their own government and public services eventually being hacked to near-standstill. It...

    They've already done that, and I don't see how repeating themselves would do anything besides result in their own government and public services eventually being hacked to near-standstill. It would be open season on Russia's cyber infrastructure. Really not a smart thing for a hated state experiencing brain drain to do...so they probably will (again), and it will backfire (again) and the memes will be hilarious (again).

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Queen Elizabeth II dies in ~news

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    I wondered why the lines had gone almost totally silent in the last couple of hours of yesterday's shift. Everyone must've been glued to their TV or radio to find out which way it was going to go....

    I wondered why the lines had gone almost totally silent in the last couple of hours of yesterday's shift. Everyone must've been glued to their TV or radio to find out which way it was going to go. I'm surprisingly kind of sad, though the reaction was delayed for me; it really hit my parents.

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  4. Comment on Weekly megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - September 1 in ~news

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    I love those guys, they're my favourite. As a result of their fundraising, there's at least one Ukrainian military vehicle driving around with little NAFO character artwork drawn on it.

    I love those guys, they're my favourite. As a result of their fundraising, there's at least one Ukrainian military vehicle driving around with little NAFO character artwork drawn on it.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Extreme China heatwave could lead to global chaos and food shortages in ~enviro

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    And at the same time, 20 million people have been made homeless by record floods in Pakistan. MILLION. I suppose we're approaching last orders. It was fun for a while...and then it was emotional.

    And at the same time, 20 million people have been made homeless by record floods in Pakistan.

    1. MILLION.

    I suppose we're approaching last orders. It was fun for a while...and then it was emotional.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on Erik Prince wants to sell you a “secure” smartphone that’s too good to be true in ~tech

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    Oh, that Erik Prince? Brother of Betsy DeVos and founder of Blackwater? Well, who wouldn't trust someone like that? And it used to be called the "Redpill" phone? Score! Wait, didn't that Candace...

    Oh, that Erik Prince? Brother of Betsy DeVos and founder of Blackwater? Well, who wouldn't trust someone like that? And it used to be called the "Redpill" phone? Score!

    Wait, didn't that Candace Owen already run this scam?

    8 votes
  7. Comment on Ex-Twitter exec blows the whistle, alleging reckless and negligent cybersecurity policies in ~tech

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    Cybersecurity professionals must feel like some of the most underpaid, underappreciated and un-listened-to employees in a company. And to think, this is a field I think I might be trying to get...

    Cybersecurity professionals must feel like some of the most underpaid, underappreciated and un-listened-to employees in a company. And to think, this is a field I think I might be trying to get into, when I can barely keep up with my Cisco classes unaided.

    None of the security measures matter if the rest of the company is incompatible with them.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What’s something you’ve been mulling over recently? in ~talk

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    How useless and non-fuctional I am in mornings, still, more than 15 years after moving across the world. I think my body clock is just permanently set to my birthplace or something, but I...

    How useless and non-fuctional I am in mornings, still, more than 15 years after moving across the world. I think my body clock is just permanently set to my birthplace or something, but I shouldn't be getting up for work when it's still dark out.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on What’s something you’ve been mulling over recently? in ~talk

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    Artillery. Mortars, rockets and shells. Why is NATO stuff so much better? How much of the performance gulf between NATO and Warsaw Pact artillery is due to design and quality, and how much is due...

    Artillery. Mortars, rockets and shells. Why is NATO stuff so much better? How much of the performance gulf between NATO and Warsaw Pact artillery is due to design and quality, and how much is due to training and ability?

    What numbnuts ever settled on the design for those flimsy plastic CD cases? Those were crap.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on The rise of the worker productivity score in ~life

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    It sounds like what imagine working at a factory meeting quotas in the fudgemonkeying Soviet Union must've been like.

    It sounds like what imagine working at a factory meeting quotas in the fudgemonkeying Soviet Union must've been like.

  11. Comment on The rise of the worker productivity score in ~life

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    We use KPIs at work, and they are a frequent source of complaints. Im certainly not the only one in my team who has just stopped looking at them entirely because it's not worth the stress. The...

    We use KPIs at work, and they are a frequent source of complaints. Im certainly not the only one in my team who has just stopped looking at them entirely because it's not worth the stress. The managers who are meant to be managing the system seem confused by the results it spits out sometimes, and we already know it's less than 90% accurate. At the same time, we're so concerned with efficiency that we need to note down virtually anything we're doing outside our scheduled tasks in case we're called up on it. Any meeting with my manager is still a source of stress and worry.

    I'll never forget one of them telling me that if everyone shaved a second off their call time, the company would save enough money to hire another two full-time workers. I bit back my initial responses - and yes, record profits this year. I can already think of so many other ways to improve efficiency and save money that wouldn't involve piling more onto the front-line workers. I mean...Jesus, priorities. Just hire the workers, we're already understaffed.

    9 votes
  12. Comment on Warner Bros. weighing fate of ‘The Flash’ as its Ezra Miller problem grows in ~movies

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    "It's like watching a wasp landing on a nettle - someone going to get stung and you don't care who." Personally, I'm hoping for option 4, in which the film is made as-is anyway, and is memed into...

    "It's like watching a wasp landing on a nettle - someone going to get stung and you don't care who." Personally, I'm hoping for option 4, in which the film is made as-is anyway, and is memed into the dirt for being an even bigger shitshow and even worse than the last two films that happened to feature his character.

    Having said that, I think we'll far more realisitcally get option 1 or 2 because of the sheer amount of money at stake.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Weekly megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - August 4 in ~news

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    Ahh, I was hoping for longer-range missiles, that would've been perfect. Hope they get them soon.

    Ahh, I was hoping for longer-range missiles, that would've been perfect. Hope they get them soon.

  14. Comment on Weekly megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - August 4 in ~news

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    And they've already hit an airbase there, so they can reach out to approx. 200km now. Edit: nein.

    And they've already hit an airbase there, so they can reach out to approx. 200km now.

    Edit: nein.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Netflix has some great games but nobody's playing them in ~games

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    It sure came as news to me that Netflix has games. And that was the most prominent response on the Reddit thread about it too. Not a great job marketing them, I guess.

    It sure came as news to me that Netflix has games. And that was the most prominent response on the Reddit thread about it too. Not a great job marketing them, I guess.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on British consumers could face even higher bills and potential energy shortages as Norway threatens electricity export cut in ~enviro

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    Thank goodness our Conservative rulers are focused on the things that really matter to the starving and impoverished British public: being tough on crime and "wokery", tackling the Trans Question,...

    Thank goodness our Conservative rulers are focused on the things that really matter to the starving and impoverished British public: being tough on crime and "wokery", tackling the Trans Question, criminalizing protests, starving the NHS so they can sell off the remains, blaming the EU for the consequences of Brexit and making shit up to distract from their unending incompetence and corruption. And probably at least 5 other things I've forgotten. They're really in touch with the rest of us, and have their finger on the nation's pulse. I don't despise them in the slightest.

    Where's the alcohol, surely it must be noon by now.

    12 votes
  17. Comment on Movie recommendation: Falling Down (1993) in ~movies

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    God, that lazy fudgewit. I'd rather pass blood than listen to someone try to be as popular as RLM by wasting hours of my life complaining about women and minorities. Guess it's easier and pays...

    God, that lazy fudgewit. I'd rather pass blood than listen to someone try to be as popular as RLM by wasting hours of my life complaining about women and minorities. Guess it's easier and pays better than the novel-writing.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Movie recommendation: Falling Down (1993) in ~movies

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    I can't open the link in my current WiFi network, but it sounds interesting. Who's Drinker?

    I can't open the link in my current WiFi network, but it sounds interesting. Who's Drinker?

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Alex Jones must pay $50m for Sandy Hook hoax claim in ~news

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    Sounds great, I'll have one of each!

    Sounds great, I'll have one of each!

    2 votes
  20. Comment on What are you battling with right now? in ~talk

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    Cyber security module. Doing modules in that, networking and more general computer science stuff. Year 2, not sure what route I want to take. Preferably cyber security, I thought...

    Cyber security module. Doing modules in that, networking and more general computer science stuff. Year 2, not sure what route I want to take. Preferably cyber security, I thought...

    1 vote