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  1. Comment on What keyboard do you use? in ~tech

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    I ordered one of these the other day because my wrists have been hurting. I was iffy about the price but glad to hear you think it's worth it.

    I ordered one of these the other day because my wrists have been hurting. I was iffy about the price but glad to hear you think it's worth it.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Are illegal strikes justified? in ~talk

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    Not if you're an international student -- you might be deported if you quit, are fired, or otherwise lose your graduate student status.

    Not if you're an international student -- you might be deported if you quit, are fired, or otherwise lose your graduate student status.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Are illegal strikes justified? in ~talk

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    Good point. Since I'm specifically talking about strikes done in violation of the law, I think that only leaves moral justification.

    Good point. Since I'm specifically talking about strikes done in violation of the law, I think that only leaves moral justification.

    4 votes
  4. Are illegal strikes justified?

    This question is inspired by the university of Michigan's grad student union's announcement that it will strike this week. As noted in the university's response Michigan state law prohibits state...

    This question is inspired by the university of Michigan's grad student union's announcement that it will strike this week. As noted in the university's response Michigan state law prohibits state employees from striking and GEO's contract with UofM (signed in April) has a clause that prohibits work stoppages.

    Are strikes performed in violation of the law (state or otherwise) or a contract justified? Why or why not?

    22 votes
  5. Comment on Biden campaign launches official Animal Crossing: New Horizons yard signs in ~games

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    I just wish they'd spent some more effort and came up with a better logo for the campaign, it's so boring

    I just wish they'd spent some more effort and came up with a better logo for the campaign, it's so boring

    4 votes
  6. Comment on A grim outlook on the future of browser add-ons in ~comp

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    Probably a year and a half, maybe 2 years ago. I switched to Fenix as soon as it was in a usable state. I will admit that it's entirely anecdotal

    Probably a year and a half, maybe 2 years ago. I switched to Fenix as soon as it was in a usable state. I will admit that it's entirely anecdotal

    1 vote
  7. Comment on A grim outlook on the future of browser add-ons in ~comp

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    And it being a policy decision doesn't automatically mean it's a bad one. Just because something is technically possible doesn't mean it's a good use of time and effort.

    And it being a policy decision doesn't automatically mean it's a bad one. Just because something is technically possible doesn't mean it's a good use of time and effort.

    8 votes
  8. Comment on A grim outlook on the future of browser add-ons in ~comp

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    While I understand the appeal of having as many add ons as your heart desires, the old Firefox for Android sucked. A lot. It was slow and had horrible UX. I really tried to use it as my daily...

    While I understand the appeal of having as many add ons as your heart desires, the old Firefox for Android sucked. A lot. It was slow and had horrible UX. I really tried to use it as my daily driver but it was such a painful experience I just ended up back with chrome.

    The new Firefox for Android, on the other hand, is actually pleasant to use (I've been using it since it was in beta). I would much rather have a usable, modern mobile Firefox that I can use today over waiting months or years just so super techy people can have all of their extensions. It doesn't seem like a useful expenditure of dev time.

    And if you absolutely have to have all of your extensions, what's stopping you from going and installing an old APK of firefox yourself?

    7 votes
  9. Comment on What are your thoughts on piracy? in ~talk

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    Oh that's awesome to hear. Maybe I was thinking of the audio format; I remember having compatibility problems at one point, but again that was years ago

    Oh that's awesome to hear. Maybe I was thinking of the audio format; I remember having compatibility problems at one point, but again that was years ago

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What are your thoughts on piracy? in ~talk

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    I haven't used the iTunes store in years, and I don't know what their revenue model is, so I can't confidently say. If I remember right it comes with a lot of DRM and vendor lock-in which is huge...

    I haven't used the iTunes store in years, and I don't know what their revenue model is, so I can't confidently say. If I remember right it comes with a lot of DRM and vendor lock-in which is huge points against it.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What are your thoughts on piracy? in ~talk

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    Streaming isn't a working market. The only ones making money are the big labels, the streaming services don't even make a profit themselves! A much better example of a functioning marketplace is...

    Streaming isn't a working market. The only ones making money are the big labels, the streaming services don't even make a profit themselves!

    A much better example of a functioning marketplace is something like Bandcamp. The platform is sustainable and their revenue sharing model is fair.

    11 votes
  12. Comment on What are your thoughts on piracy? in ~talk

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    I used to pirate a decent amount of music off of what back in college when I had no money. I have money now and generally try to support the artist and buy straight from Bandcamp or something. I...

    I used to pirate a decent amount of music off of what back in college when I had no money. I have money now and generally try to support the artist and buy straight from Bandcamp or something.

    I think pirating is usually not great, especially when you're pirating from smaller creators, but I understand why people do it. The bigger issue is honestly that copyright should not exist. Most media companies abuse copyright (like Disney changing laws to protect their claim to Mickey) in order to maximize profit. Information and art should be free and creators should not have to rely on selling their art in order to survive.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on A tale of two ecosystems: On Bandcamp, Spotify and the wide-open future in ~music

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    You're close -- I believe they take a chunk of about 100 songs from your playlist / library and shuffle that. If you added a bunch of songs right around the same time you'll likely see them...

    I remember having the feeling that their shuffle wasn't a true "shuffle" but was instead some sort of optimized algorithm that masqueraded as random

    You're close -- I believe they take a chunk of about 100 songs from your playlist / library and shuffle that. If you added a bunch of songs right around the same time you'll likely see them grouped together. It's so frustrating.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Hangover cure successfully tested on drunk subjects in Finland – dose of 1,200 milligrams of amino acid L-cysteine was found to reduce alcohol-related nausea and headache in ~science

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    When you have 19 people in your study, doesn't sound great for the significance of your results

    When you have 19 people in your study,

    The study ran into certain difficulties. Some participants weren’t able to consume all the alcohol required and had to be excluded, some had such high tolerance levels that they experienced no hangover symptoms; and some were sidelined because they insisted on topping up the dose by heading for the bar, researcher Markus Metsala told local media.

    doesn't sound great for the significance of your results

    24 votes
  15. Comment on For those who used to work in offices and now work at home due to the pandemic: How has your work schedule changed? in ~life

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    I now wake up an hour later since I don't have to drive to work and I get to start my evening an hour earlier. I haven't really changed when I go to sleep, so overall I'm getting a lot more sleep...

    I now wake up an hour later since I don't have to drive to work and I get to start my evening an hour earlier. I haven't really changed when I go to sleep, so overall I'm getting a lot more sleep too! Getting back 2 hours a day really adds up.

    14 votes
  16. Comment on How do I talk to my girlfriend about her past sexual assault? in ~talk

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    It's not forced if you mean it. I'm sure there are ways to make it sound better, but the point is to acknowledge what she is telling you. It's much better than no response.

    It's not forced if you mean it. I'm sure there are ways to make it sound better, but the point is to acknowledge what she is telling you. It's much better than no response.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on How do I talk to my girlfriend about her past sexual assault? in ~talk

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    This is a much better way of putting what I was trying to say. Thank you.

    Particularly for trauma, not offering judgments or solutions is huge. Someone discussing their trauma with you is processing it themselves, and responding with judgment can be revictimizing, while offering solutions can make them feel at fault or make them feel bad for not being able to heal/get past it. Imagine how damaging it would feel for you to open up about one of your most painful experiences only to have someone say "why do you still feel this way, it was a year ago?" or "why didn't you just leave before things got bad?"

    Even if those are legitimate questions you could ask, understand that this conversation isn't about satisfying curiosity or setting the record straight. The goal of the conversation isn't to find a fix or patch anything up -- the goal of the conversation is to show that you hear her, understand her, and that you're her ally and not her opponent. When in doubt, guide your actions using those parameters and it's a lot harder to go wrong. What she needs to see, hear, and feel is your support. Make sure your communication is centered in that.

    This is a much better way of putting what I was trying to say. Thank you.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on How do I talk to my girlfriend about her past sexual assault? in ~talk

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    Anecdotally, I have only ever been any good at listening. My responses are along the lines of "that's awful" or similar -- under no circumstances do I try to 'solve the problem', even though that...

    Anecdotally, I have only ever been any good at listening. My responses are along the lines of "that's awful" or similar -- under no circumstances do I try to 'solve the problem', even though that was always my first instinct. Solving it is impossible. Understanding it, too, is impossible, but you can at least try to understand it a little better. The only thing you can absolutely do is continue to be there for her and show her love.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on How do I talk to my girlfriend about her past sexual assault? in ~talk

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    Trauma is hard. It's hard to talk about, it's hard to hear about, it's hard to deal with. It's okay to not know how to respond, because nothing but experience with trauma prepares you for it. On...
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    Trauma is hard. It's hard to talk about, it's hard to hear about, it's hard to deal with. It's okay to not know how to respond, because nothing but experience with trauma prepares you for it. On top of that, every trauma is individual and essentially incomparable, so even if you do have experience it's not necessarily going to translate to something helpful or healthy.

    She isn't in therapy atm, and has had pretty negative experiences with therapists/psychiatrists in the past, so she avoids them. We've discussed therapy before, but she doesn't really have the time or money to seek help.

    Unfortunately, without experience, this is far above my, your, or anyone on the internet's pay grade. Your questions are better answered by someone with experience on how to talk about this in a healthy way. Even if your partner is unable to talk to a therapist, perhaps you can talk to one and ask for help in understanding the ways in which you can support her.

    As someone who has been in incredibly similar situations, I think you should leave the issue for now and continue to tell (and show) her that you care about her. If she brings it up again, I think you should ask her how she needs you to be there for her -- does she want you to just listen, and understand? Does she want you to try and help her to feel better? Whatever the answer, tell her that while you don't know now how to process what she is telling you and support her, you care about her and want to find out how.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on How to design a database? in ~comp

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    Sorry, I should have been more specific. That is correct for the playlist table. However, you had something like the following for the playlist_track table (it looks like you've removed your code,...

    Sorry, I should have been more specific. That is correct for the playlist table. However, you had something like the following for the playlist_track table (it looks like you've removed your code, so not 100% sure what you had):

    CREATE TABLE playlist_track (
      track_uuid TEXT NOT NULL, 
      playlist_uuid TEXT NOT NULL UNIQUE
    );
    

    which would make it so you can only ever create the playlist:track relation once per playlist.