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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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    I cringe seeing people complain about diversity inclusion in movies, but I also cringe seeing people mock/complain about people complaining about diversity inclusion in movies. Same for a lot of...

    I cringe seeing people complain about diversity inclusion in movies, but I also cringe seeing people mock/complain about people complaining about diversity inclusion in movies. Same for a lot of other "outrage culture" issues

    If a movie has a "diverse" cast and sucks, people will say it sucks. This happened with the Ghostbusters remake. Outrage culture focuses on fringe cases and exaggerates things, like "you're not allowed to criticize this person because they're homosexual/trans/woman/POC". In reality, most people (even far-left) have no problem criticizing gays/transgenders/woman/POC when they do things which actually deserve criticism.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on I'm struggling with a potential ethical violation at work; feedback needed in ~talk

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    My opinion: I don't think it would be interesting to the news right now. Honestly it seems kind of technical and unfortunately people like simple answers. However, if anyone actually gets...

    My opinion: I don't think it would be interesting to the news right now. Honestly it seems kind of technical and unfortunately people like simple answers.

    However, if anyone actually gets retaliated against because of low donations, and you can prove that (e.g. by looking at donations vs. who gets promoted and reprimanded), then it would be interesting to the news and probably a legal issue as well.

    So maybe start documenting stuff, but don't actively speak out yet. After all, the other leaders may also realize they can't see the information or just not care, and nothing may come out of it.

    8 votes
  3. Comment on People with low BMI aren't more active, they are just less hungry and 'run hotter' in ~health

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    Anecdotally, people who are very fit usually have a normal or even overweight BMI, because they have muscle and muscle has weight. People who have a low BMI are usually the "don't exercise eat...

    Their findings reveal that these individuals are actually considerably less active than people with a BMI in the normal range, contrary to speculation that they have a metabolism that makes them naturally more active. Additionally, they eat less food than those with a normal BMI.

    Anecdotally, people who are very fit usually have a normal or even overweight BMI, because they have muscle and muscle has weight. People who have a low BMI are usually the "don't exercise eat less" type, so they have low fat but also low muscle mass. Sometimes these people also have health issues which make them struggle to eat or get nutrients from food.

    Many forms of exercise build muscle. You don't get an underweight BMI by exercising too much, you get it by eating too little.

    Fit != skinny. Fit also != obese or high bodyfat. It's a shame because people really, really don't know much about nutrition and health. BMI obese is basically always unhealthy (even if you're a low-BF% bodybuilder), carrying "excess" fat or low muscle mass is unhealthy, but the thin models in bodybuilding magazines and fashion shows are also unhealthy.

    8 votes
  4. Comment on itch.io Bundle for Ukraine in ~games

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    Humble bundle is also doing a huge sale: https://www.humblebundle.com/stand-with-ukraine-bundle Over $8 million raised so far. All proceeds go to Ukraine. $40+ for a lot of notable games like...

    Humble bundle is also doing a huge sale: https://www.humblebundle.com/stand-with-ukraine-bundle

    Over $8 million raised so far. All proceeds go to Ukraine. $40+ for a lot of notable games like Satisfactory, Slay the Spire, and Wargroove.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What everyday foods are 10/10? in ~food

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    Roasted veggies are my favorite. You can make full dinners really easy by just putting your meats and vegetables in the oven with some oil. Apparently you can actually roast frozen vegetables and...

    Roasted veggies are my favorite. You can make full dinners really easy by just putting your meats and vegetables in the oven with some oil.

    Apparently you can actually roast frozen vegetables and they even get a little crispy, but not nearly as much as fresh.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on What everyday foods are 10/10? in ~food

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    yeah frozen vegetables AppleBee's

    yeah frozen vegetables

    There's not a place that sells you vegetables that have been pre-cooked in a microwave, is there?

    AppleBee's

    5 votes
  7. Comment on I need life/career advice in ~life

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    I think you should work for the company and write the stuff you want in your free time. It's general advice that you can't usually "do what you love" as your job. Even if you were to get good...

    I think you should work for the company and write the stuff you want in your free time.

    It's general advice that you can't usually "do what you love" as your job. Even if you were to get good money writing what you want, if it's your only source of income, eventually you'll get bored.

    At the same time, having a job doesn't mean you have to devote all your time and energy to the job, in fact that's generally a bad sign and it's a shame that it is kind of normalized. Clock in, work, clock out so that you have money, and then write whatever you want.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What everyday foods are 10/10? in ~food

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    Lots of people agree that very fresh produce is exceptionally tasty and noticeably better than out-of-season store-bought produce. I agree But I also think certain microwaved vegetables are...

    Lots of people agree that very fresh produce is exceptionally tasty and noticeably better than out-of-season store-bought produce. I agree

    But I also think certain microwaved vegetables are underrated. Microwaved foods are actually more fresh than what you see at the store: they are flash frozen at peak ripeness, whereas non-frozen produce has to be picked earlier otherwise it would rot faster being transported or displayed on grocery shelves. Broccoli and carrots, if you avoid freezer burn and microwave at the correct time / settings, actually taste almost as if they were steamed fresh.

    And even when microwaved veggies don't taste as good as fresh, they are extremely convenient: they allow you to heat up a healthy meal in 5 minutes, without a kitchen or access to grocery stores that sell quality fresh produce.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What's on your mind? in ~talk

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    It's habit. Express yourself more and it will start to feel natural and you'll express yourself better.

    It's habit. Express yourself more and it will start to feel natural and you'll express yourself better.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Life of Reddit Enhancement Suite in ~tech

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    I use RES. I just want them to keep it the way it is. I really don't care about new features or the redesign, I just want it to keep working. Fortunately I'm pretty sure most of the people who use...

    I use RES. I just want them to keep it the way it is. I really don't care about new features or the redesign, I just want it to keep working.

    Fortunately I'm pretty sure most of the people who use RES share this opinion, and since it's open-source, if Reddit does make any breaking changes people will step up.

    9 votes
  11. Comment on What small purchase has vastly improved your life? in ~life

  12. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of January 17 in ~health.coronavirus

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    who knows, could've slipped through or been suppressed before it reached levels detectable through PCR. It affects everyone differently.

    who knows, could've slipped through or been suppressed before it reached levels detectable through PCR. It affects everyone differently.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What small purchase has vastly improved your life? in ~life

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    Silicone ear plugs. Quiet is a luxury that most people don't have access to. But with ear plugs, I can usually reach quiet enough to focus/sleep and ignore background noise.

    Silicone ear plugs. Quiet is a luxury that most people don't have access to. But with ear plugs, I can usually reach quiet enough to focus/sleep and ignore background noise.

    9 votes
  14. Comment on What small purchase has vastly improved your life? in ~life

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    Seconding BTT. I use it for my Logitech mouse because it is 1000% better than the actual Logitech client (G-Hub)

    Seconding BTT. I use it for my Logitech mouse because it is 1000% better than the actual Logitech client (G-Hub)

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of January 17 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Have you been frequently tested? You may have caught it but were asymptomatic

    Have you been frequently tested? You may have caught it but were asymptomatic

  16. Comment on The problem with NFTs in ~tech

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    Honestly I'd be really interested in any crypto advancement if it answers why: why should I use this (what is its value or purpose), and why does it need crypto (why not do the same using a...

    Honestly I'd be really interested in any crypto advancement if it answers why: why should I use this (what is its value or purpose), and why does it need crypto (why not do the same using a non-crypto implementation?)

    Current NFT's answers seem to be: 1) I should buy one because I can sell it to some loser for even more money, and 2) "PGP signatures stored in a database" doesn't generate as much hype.

    14 votes
  17. Comment on The relentless reality of anti-fatness in fitness in ~health

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    I wish people would stop attributing weight to self-worth and instead look at it objectively. Being fat is unhealthy, and generally being obese makes it difficult to exercise unless you are...

    I wish people would stop attributing weight to self-worth and instead look at it objectively.

    Being fat is unhealthy, and generally being obese makes it difficult to exercise unless you are extremely muscular. People who are overweight in body-fat should seek to lose weight as it will almost always improve their health.

    But being fat doesn't make you a bad person. It's not even necessarily your fault, there are rare conditions which make your body feel "starving" (most people probably haven't experienced genuine starvation, it's not hunger or even fasting), not to mention unequal access to healthy food and health education. And losing weight shouldn't be about willpower, which is a means not an end. Until somewhere around the past 50 years most humans have maintained their weight without even really trying, and there are many unintentionally thin people who struggle to gain weight.

    Culture in at least the US is really bad and most people have a skewed perception on weight and health. I'm pretty sure there are a lot of people who genuinely don't know what a calorie is. Most of the population is overweight so there's the general perception that "weight loss = healthy", yet most people don't know how to lose weight in a healthy or sustainable way.

    The reality is that people should work to maintain a healthy amount of fat and muscle for their body type, which means losing weight if they are very overweight and gaining muscle if they are skinny. But it's their choice and shame doesn't really work anyways, so people shouldn't be shamed if they don't do those things (and especially not when they do). Most people should do things like eat whole foods and average at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, which are generally healthy regardless of your weight. And people should view being underweight or overweight as an objective trait, not a moral failing.

    27 votes
  18. Comment on Do you feel like many systems are on the verge of collapse? in ~talk

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    One thing you don't really mention is that all these shortages and overwhelmed hospitals are temporary. If South Africa has anything to show for it, everyone will get infected within the next...

    One thing you don't really mention is that all these shortages and overwhelmed hospitals are temporary. If South Africa has anything to show for it, everyone will get infected within the next couple weeks/months and then cases will drop.

    As for people being burnt out, I think they will recover too. Although it will take longer, but after the surge being a teacher/nurse/staff worker will be back to normal. Moreover, if these jobs get shortages hopefully people will respond by increasing long-overdue wages and conditions, getting new workers to apply, convincing old workers to come back, and improving the overall quality of these services.

    The system will definitely be wrecked for the next few weeks, but unless another thing happens (insurrection, new strain) I don't think it will collapse permanently. Best case scenario, people actually realize the importance of good education and treating blue-collar workers right and these services actually improve.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on Biden accuses Trump and his allies of holding ‘a dagger at the throat of America’ in ~news

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    I'm basically anti-Trump, pro-government, and anti-violence. But if the government is taken over by an evil power and violence is the only way to prevent mass murder -- this is not a good survey...

    About 1 in 3 Americans now believe that "violence against the government can at times be justified"

    I'm basically anti-Trump, pro-government, and anti-violence. But if the government is taken over by an evil power and violence is the only way to prevent mass murder -- this is not a good survey question.

    21 votes
  20. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of December 27 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I think it's because, if you're out and not isolating, there's a high chance of getting infected anyways. The main focus now is to reduce hospitalizations, and it seems like Omicron isn't...

    I think it's because, if you're out and not isolating, there's a high chance of getting infected anyways.

    The main focus now is to reduce hospitalizations, and it seems like Omicron isn't affecting the hospitalization rate much even though it's exponentially increasing infections. Eventually everyone is going to be either vaccinated and / or infected.

    2 votes