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  1. Comment on San Francisco Pride members vote to ban Google and YouTube from their parade in ~lgbt

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    Funding is not an issue in SF, so I think it's perfectly reasonable to limit who is able to march based on ideology or what they actually represent. Pride is about sending a message to society. It...

    On one hand, Google has done a lot to support us -- moreso than many other companies. I also love Pride's open and inviting "come as you are" feel. On the other hand, I also get how YouTube in particular enables some noxious viewpoints and discourse, and their moderation has been underwhelming.

    Funding is not an issue in SF, so I think it's perfectly reasonable to limit who is able to march based on ideology or what they actually represent. Pride is about sending a message to society. It kind of sucks for the people who work there, but they can always march with someone else who's doing real good for lgbtq+ people.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on Microsoft to forcibly install Bing search extension in Chrome for Office 365 ProPlus users in ~tech

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    I guess they learned nothing from forcing IE to be the default browser

    I guess they learned nothing from forcing IE to be the default browser

    9 votes
  3. Comment on I'm planning to enable the "mark new comments" feature for everyone - any major concerns? in ~tildes.official

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    You made me double check whether I had it on or not, I honestly couldn't remember a time it wasn't on. I'm in agreement that it should be turned on for all and to instead become an 'opt-out' option.

    You made me double check whether I had it on or not, I honestly couldn't remember a time it wasn't on. I'm in agreement that it should be turned on for all and to instead become an 'opt-out' option.

    15 votes
  4. Comment on Which are your top five computer programs? in ~comp

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    Counterpoint: SublimeText Main reason why it's better: multiselect functionality allows for quick multi-line text editing such as wrapping every word after a , in quotes

    Notepad++, the best text editor on windows

    Counterpoint: SublimeText

    Main reason why it's better: multiselect functionality allows for quick multi-line text editing such as wrapping every word after a , in quotes

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Denmark to finally allow gay and bisexual men to give blood – but only after four month abstinence period in ~lgbt

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    It's more a combination of capitalism and HIV testing being historically expensive. One older approach to cut on costs used to be taking a very small volume from hundreds to thousands of blood...

    It's more a combination of capitalism and HIV testing being historically expensive. One older approach to cut on costs used to be taking a very small volume from hundreds to thousands of blood donations and then testing that for HIV. While the overall rate of HIV is fairly low, when you're pooling like that the chances that at least 1 sample would have HIV goes up quite a bit.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on On Vice in ~talk

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    I try to avoid it as much as possible. Most NSAIDs are fairly hepatotoxic and can also cause stomach ulcers. It's kinda insane that this is what we have for pain control when infinitely more safe...

    And yeah, regarding LD50, I actually don't take Tylenol for that reason :P. I suppose I'm just extremely risk averse.

    I try to avoid it as much as possible. Most NSAIDs are fairly hepatotoxic and can also cause stomach ulcers.

    It's kinda insane that this is what we have for pain control when infinitely more safe and effective drugs like ketamine are outlawed. 🤷‍♀️

  7. Comment on On Vice in ~talk

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    Individual variation can cause some people's personal LD to be below the LD50, given that the maximum dose on a bottle is so close to the LD50 this means that some individuals can be killed by...
    1. Individual variation can cause some people's personal LD to be below the LD50, given that the maximum dose on a bottle is so close to the LD50 this means that some individuals can be killed by following directions on the bottle.

    2. Absolutely fair, so long as you keep it applicable to yourself only.

    As an aside, I just want to mention I'm asking questions out of genuine curiosity. I don't mean to be attacking anyone for their viewpoint or I don't want to come off as trying to 'force' or 'trick' people into a slippery slope argument or whatever.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on On Vice in ~talk

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    Probably shouldn't tell that to the family of the lady who came in with a tylenol OD about two weeks ago because she had a bad cough and cold and took too much cough medicine and fever reducers....

    Probably shouldn't tell that to the family of the lady who came in with a tylenol OD about two weeks ago because she had a bad cough and cold and took too much cough medicine and fever reducers. Then again the daily recommended maximum of an OTC drug should probably never be so close to the LD50.

    What is your stance on alcohol? What is the level of 'kill you' necessary to turn something from good to bad? What if it generally does not directly kill you but could lead to dangerous habits which do kill you?

    2 votes
  9. Comment on On Vice in ~talk

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    I'm not asking whether you can see a difference, I'm asking what the difference is. Where do you draw the line, and why?

    I'm not asking whether you can see a difference, I'm asking what the difference is. Where do you draw the line, and why?

    2 votes
  10. Comment on On Vice in ~talk

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    Interesting that you mention this. My ex claims it cured her binge eating habits and every time she does them she also says it modifies her eating behavior for a few months after to in general eat...

    it even changes the kind of food I crave (it makes me want more raw fruits and vegetables)

    Interesting that you mention this. My ex claims it cured her binge eating habits and every time she does them she also says it modifies her eating behavior for a few months after to in general eat a little bit less.

    While I believe major mental illnesses can be approached in a manner which allows oneself to critically evaluate behavior and thought patterns when under the influence of a psychedelic drug, I'm beginning to wonder if there isn't something special about mushrooms and other related tryptamines and consumption habits. Time to go down another research rabbit hole...

    1 vote
  11. Comment on On Vice in ~talk

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    Is this a blanket statement for all drugs? If not, how do you delineate? Are some drugs more harmful than others? Do you abstain entirely from common OTC drugs like Tylenol (acetaminophen)? Do you...

    not because I think they're immoral but because I think they're harmful

    Is this a blanket statement for all drugs? If not, how do you delineate? Are some drugs more harmful than others? Do you abstain entirely from common OTC drugs like Tylenol (acetaminophen)? Do you drink?

    1 vote
  12. Comment on On Vice in ~talk

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    What drug is that? My lines are usually cocaine or ketamine As a side note, I find it interesting that @krg felt the need to add both the tags for drugs and alcohol as in if alcohol is not a drug,...

    What drug is that? My lines are usually cocaine or ketamine

    As a side note, I find it interesting that @krg felt the need to add both the tags for drugs and alcohol as in if alcohol is not a drug, and also asked the question of illegal drugs and not of alcohol use/abuse.

    It just goes to show how arbitrary this all is.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Denmark to finally allow gay and bisexual men to give blood – but only after four month abstinence period in ~lgbt

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    This archaic policy is one of the reasons I just don't bother to donate anymore. 99% of the time I show up male presenting they ask if I've had sex with males and deny me outright. It's a good...

    This archaic policy is one of the reasons I just don't bother to donate anymore. 99% of the time I show up male presenting they ask if I've had sex with males and deny me outright. It's a good thing there aren't any real blood shortages often where I live and that so many other people donate.

    12 votes
  14. Comment on Google Stadia announces plans to add over 120 games this year, including over 10 exclusives in ~games

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    The main appeal is for people who want to game on the go or do not have a powerful desktop computer.

    The main appeal is for people who want to game on the go or do not have a powerful desktop computer.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Ah yes, joint issues. I'm very familiar with those. If you're not taking glucosamine, I'd highly suggest it. Also, if your knees are problematic, knee sleeves can help. There's pretty good...

    Ah yes, joint issues. I'm very familiar with those. If you're not taking glucosamine, I'd highly suggest it. Also, if your knees are problematic, knee sleeves can help.

    There's pretty good literature (and just plain physics) to support the idea that stronger muscles means they can support the joint. However, to get stronger muscles, you need to move more weight, which means greater force moment arms on the joints themselves. Luckily, just like repeated stress will cause the muscle to repair itself to be stronger, the same is true of joints albeit on a longer time-frame.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Just don't expect night and day. Extra protein is hardly steroids, but if the goal is optimization it can't hurt. I'd say optimizations like this are going to effect maybe 0-5% of your total...

    some improvements

    Just don't expect night and day. Extra protein is hardly steroids, but if the goal is optimization it can't hurt.

    I'd say optimizations like this are going to effect maybe 0-5% of your total progress. Much more important is actual time/effort spent in the gym, adequate food/protein intake, and appropriate recovery.

  17. Comment on What are your unpopular game opinions? in ~games

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    Curious, why do you think it's impossible to play video games and live a life? Is there a cutoff you have in mind for how much video games are acceptable to play? Why are video games any different...

    Curious, why do you think it's impossible to play video games and live a life? Is there a cutoff you have in mind for how much video games are acceptable to play? Why are video games any different than other media like consuming music, movies, or TV?

    7 votes
  18. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Protein timing being beneficial is a myth (or rather, a jump to conclusions that was made from some old studies), so long as an individual has an adequate intake of protein. Here's a good...

    assuming that it's still beneficial even if it isn't taken during the ideal window.

    Protein timing being beneficial is a myth (or rather, a jump to conclusions that was made from some old studies), so long as an individual has an adequate intake of protein. Here's a good meta-analysis on the subject

    Speaking of protein, you may find the ISSN's nutrition and exercise position paper a useful read as it tackles issues such as protein timing, adequate protein intake, BCAAs, body composition, and more.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Cyberpunk 2077 delayed to September in ~games

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    CDPR started out making PC only games, so it wouldn't surprise me if their entire development cycle is focused around PC first and then porting it. But it's hard to say for sure, I don't know the...

    PC games are sometimes held back by consoles, I don't want that to be the case here.

    CDPR started out making PC only games, so it wouldn't surprise me if their entire development cycle is focused around PC first and then porting it.

    But it's hard to say for sure, I don't know the sales figures of Witcher 3 and whether it has affected their SDLC to shift towards heavier console development. I would imagine because the goal is cross platform that they'd start with PC code and then port that out since most development consoles are running linux or something similar, but that's all just hypothesis.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    On reddit someone asked Terry Crews once about motivation and his answer was something along the lines of 'I have a set time to go to the gym and I go. It doesn't matter what I do when I get...

    On reddit someone asked Terry Crews once about motivation and his answer was something along the lines of 'I have a set time to go to the gym and I go. It doesn't matter what I do when I get there. Some days I just sit and read a magazine in the gym.'

    His point was that sometimes it's more important to set the time aside and actually go, because you'll find yourself more often than not at least doing a little workout if you made time to actually get to the gym.

    1 vote