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  1. Comment on Let's Talk: What are your guiding rules in life? in ~talk

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    I disagree with this. There is always going to be someone out there who doesn't like something that you do. Should you not eat meat because someone else objects to it? You should consider the...

    I disagree with this. There is always going to be someone out there who doesn't like something that you do. Should you not eat meat because someone else objects to it? You should consider the people who matter to you, but hardly those who you don't know.

  2. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I realize this but I felt like the work I do is fairly technical in nature and above what most people would diy. I'll also have you know that a valve body is a hydraulic computer that utilizes...

    I realize this but I felt like the work I do is fairly technical in nature and above what most people would diy. I'll also have you know that a valve body is a hydraulic computer that utilizes various fluid passeges to automatically change gears based on fluid pressure.

    https://cartreatments.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/automatic-trans-valve-body.jpg

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Secret documents show NHS for sale in Trump Brexit trade talks: Corbyn in ~news

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    I have a printed estimate of (before health insurance costs) to have a baby at our local hospital. It's somewhere in the $20k+ range. Just put that.

    I have a printed estimate of (before health insurance costs) to have a baby at our local hospital. It's somewhere in the $20k+ range. Just put that.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I haven't had a chance to remove the valve body from the Volvo to week. I started a 'small' project on my wife's 2009 crown Victoria cvpi (police cruiser) on Sunday and it took until today to...

    I haven't had a chance to remove the valve body from the Volvo to week. I started a 'small' project on my wife's 2009 crown Victoria cvpi (police cruiser) on Sunday and it took until today to complete. Several of the exhaust manifold studs had broken off on their own (a common issue on Ford modular v8s) so I had ordered a set of stainless steel studs and nuts and new gaskets. Well one out of the 16 studs would not come out. I broke it off even further trying to remove it and attempted to weld a nut onto the tiny stub to no avail. Fortunately there was just enough space that I was able to squeeze a pheumatic angle drill in, so I cut down several drill bits to a short enough length that I was able to drill away the old stud and retap the hole.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Feature Idea: Tildes Playlist - Would it be useful to have some sort of automated, easy to use, media categorization? in ~tildes

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    I've been looking for a program or other way to automatically make a YouTube playlist from links and haven't found anything yet. I did find a way to make a list of urls from reddit using bash...

    I've been looking for a program or other way to automatically make a YouTube playlist from links and haven't found anything yet. I did find a way to make a list of urls from reddit using bash since all reddit pages can be .json files.
    You might be able to use YouTube-dl to scrape a tildes page and save a list of links that way.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I finally got around to installing Volvo vida software onto my laptop so that I could diagnose a few issues with a car I bought quite awhile ago. Fortunately the knockoff dice unit I bought from...

    I finally got around to installing Volvo vida software onto my laptop so that I could diagnose a few issues with a car I bought quite awhile ago. Fortunately the knockoff dice unit I bought from China is working just fine. Unfortunately I didn't find any electrical faults with the transmission solenoids and now I will attempt to remove and repair the transmission valve body next week.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales has quietly launched a Facebook rival social network named WT:Social in ~tech

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    You could make your own page which you update regularly and post in your bio, or use as a signature. Be the change you want.

    You could make your own page which you update regularly and post in your bio, or use as a signature. Be the change you want.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on Google Stadia will be missing many features for Monday’s launch in ~games

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    Looks like the 4k limitation was discussed back in march when the gpu architecture was first announced. https://fossbytes.com/google-stadia-gpu-vega-graphics/ AMD has since released a new gpu...

    Looks like the 4k limitation was discussed back in march when the gpu architecture was first announced.
    https://fossbytes.com/google-stadia-gpu-vega-graphics/

    AMD has since released a new gpu architecture which is bad for google here because they invested in custom gpus for this project.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Localify.org - Find local artists, attend live shows, support your community in ~music

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    I personally almost exclusively listen to music on youtube through a combination of subscribing and a third party aggregator.

    I personally almost exclusively listen to music on youtube through a combination of subscribing and a third party aggregator.

  10. Comment on What's a piece of media (show/movie/game/album/book/comic/etc.) that you passionately like, but never see anyone else mention? in ~talk

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    My favorite NES game is TROG, it's a port from a midway arcade game that is somewhat like pacman, except that you play as a little dinosaur and are being hunted by cavemen (who cook and eat you if...

    My favorite NES game is TROG, it's a port from a midway arcade game that is somewhat like pacman, except that you play as a little dinosaur and are being hunted by cavemen (who cook and eat you if they catch you) it's also two player which makes it a blast. The music, graphics, animations and overall hilarious nature make it extremely fun.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trog_(video_game)

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Ring watched your kids trick or treat and then bragged about it in ~tech

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    This right here, yes, you don't have a 'reasonable expectation of privacy' when you walk up to someone else's door, but that doesn't give them the right to use or share your likeness to promote...

    This right here, yes, you don't have a 'reasonable expectation of privacy' when you walk up to someone else's door, but that doesn't give them the right to use or share your likeness to promote their product.

    7 votes
  12. Comment on Meatless meat is becoming mainstream — and it’s sparking a backlash in ~food

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    The main problem I had when I tried the meatless whopper was that I could taste the "liquid smoke" that they used to make it taste "char broiled". It tasted something like lighter fluid to be...

    The main problem I had when I tried the meatless whopper was that I could taste the "liquid smoke" that they used to make it taste "char broiled". It tasted something like lighter fluid to be honest, it just very petroleum based solvent taste to it. I'm not sure that this flavor additive isn't also put in to the regular whopper though.

  13. Comment on What's something you think more people should know about/be aware of? in ~talk

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    Freakonomics podcast just did an episode on how American schools should change their curriculum to focus on statistics and how to utilize them. I agree and think that students should be learning...

    Freakonomics podcast just did an episode on how American schools should change their curriculum to focus on statistics and how to utilize them. I agree and think that students should be learning programming in early grade school education and python as early as 5th or 6th grade with focus on utilizing data sets (data science)

    http://freakonomics.com/podcast/math-curriculum/

    7 votes
  14. Comment on What's something you think more people should know about/be aware of? in ~talk

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    How to troubleshoot a problem. I see this even with people who have been doing the same job for 20+ years. You have to identify the problem before you try to fix it. If you go in assuming you know...

    How to troubleshoot a problem. I see this even with people who have been doing the same job for 20+ years. You have to identify the problem before you try to fix it. If you go in assuming you know what the problem is, there is a chance that the problem isn't what you think it is.

    10 votes
  15. Comment on I think I may be out of the loop in ~tildes

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    If I were to put a percentage on that kind of content I would say it makes up about 1% or less of the total amount of political media if we consider the sheer volume of content from for profit...

    If I were to put a percentage on that kind of content I would say it makes up about 1% or less of the total amount of political media if we consider the sheer volume of content from for profit outlets. I would hardly say that I was being hyperbolic by making such a claim.

  16. Comment on Global stocks sell off as economic fears mount in ~finance

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    The impeachment inquiry is nothing more than a political stunt. we all know that the republicans in the senate will never vote him out. It's merely designed to generate outrage in order to get...

    The impeachment inquiry is nothing more than a political stunt. we all know that the republicans in the senate will never vote him out. It's merely designed to generate outrage in order to get democrats motivated enough to actually vote in 2020.
    From first hand experience I've seen automotive manufacturing on the decline for over two years. So many people have car loans at 6,7,even 8 years and they currently owe more on their vehicles than they're worth. We'll soon start to see a lot of defaults on these loans when people owe more on a car than it's worth and encounter major repairs outside of warranty. As far as "jobs numbers" affecting consumer purchases, that's laughable when part time and gig economy workers (uber drivers, etc.) count as employed, the labor market in the u.s. never recovered fully from 2009. With stock prices slipping from their inflated values it will be a good time to buy, not sell.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on I think I may be out of the loop in ~tildes

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    The main issue with online political content is that it is 99% clickbait garbage designed to illicit engagement for the purpose of advertising. I recently had to completely clear my youtube...

    The main issue with online political content is that it is 99% clickbait garbage designed to illicit engagement for the purpose of advertising. I recently had to completely clear my youtube history because I watched one interview which made youtube think I really wanted to watch 100 different videos from the same news organization of the same topic. If it's going to be political article spam then I'm going to filter it out because I don't see it generating any kind of insight or be of any benefit to anyone here.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on How A Big Enough News Story — Like Impeachment — Could Warp The Polls in ~science

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    It is truly telling that few politicians are unwilling to discuss their true policy goals and are constantly focusing attention back on their opposition. Many social issues get thrown out there as...

    It is truly telling that few politicians are unwilling to discuss their true policy goals and are constantly focusing attention back on their opposition. Many social issues get thrown out there as a way to appeal to peoples emotional preferences, but we rarely hear what the true goal will be. This new type of meta analysis comes from the prevalence of the modern 24 hr news cycle and the constant search for more clickbait content in order to drive 'engagement'. It isn't just you, politics has become a complete shitshow for a number of reasons, mostly because its a topic that drives traffic to online and television. advertising

  19. Comment on Seth Vargo, the author of Chef Sugar, discovered that ICE was using his code, so he pulled it from GitHub in ~comp

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    That is not even close to the same argument, for starters one is a private individual, the other is the government. as far as open sourcing, it doesn't have a strict legal definition, anyone can...
    1. That is not even close to the same argument, for starters one is a private individual, the other is the government.
    2. as far as open sourcing, it doesn't have a strict legal definition, anyone can call their software open source. So yes, if you offered your software under some open source license you cannot then revoke it's use from someone, however you're free to delete it or render it otherwise useless by some other means.

    https://opensource.org/licenses

  20. Comment on Seth Vargo, the author of Chef Sugar, discovered that ICE was using his code, so he pulled it from GitHub in ~comp

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    You're missing the fact that this is a library, so if it doesn't exist then anything trying to use it will not work.

    You're missing the fact that this is a library, so if it doesn't exist then anything trying to use it will not work.