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  1. Comment on Los Angeles’s mayor was contemplating a mask ban. She just got Covid. in ~health

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    Maybe she got it when she was sharing a stage with (and profusely thanking) an Infowars host a few days ago?

    Maybe she got it when she was sharing a stage with (and profusely thanking) an Infowars host a few days ago?

    13 votes
  2. Comment on Panel rejects psychedelic drug MDMA as a PTSD treatment in possible setback for advocates in ~health.mental

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    From what I understand, the long-term side effects of MDMA, even in low doses, still aren't well researched. And what little studies there have been have shown the potential for heart issues. So...

    From what I understand, the long-term side effects of MDMA, even in low doses, still aren't well researched. And what little studies there have been have shown the potential for heart issues. So this decision doesn't seem very surprising to me, as disappointing as it is as a supporter of psychedelic and overall drug decriminalization (particularly for therapeutic purposes). LSD and psilocybin seem like more promising candidates for approval, given how safe they are physically. There's still decades of research to catch up on with those substances, though, but it seems like progress is being made. Hopefully, as more states and localities (or even other countries) decriminalize possession of these substances, more money will flow into well-constructed research trials that will bolster proposals like this in the future.

    10 votes
  3. Comment on See the most detailed map of human brain matter ever created in ~science

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    Kagi summary: Researchers have created the most detailed 3D map of a small piece of human brain tissue, tracing every neuron, synapse, blood vessel, and supporting cell in a cubic millimeter...
    Kagi summary: Researchers have created the most detailed 3D map of a small piece of human brain tissue, tracing every neuron, synapse, blood vessel, and supporting cell in a cubic millimeter volume. This "connectome" is a massive 1.4 petabyte dataset that reveals new insights about the brain's structure and complexity, including the discovery of rare, super-strong neuronal connections and mysterious axon whorls. While this partial map represents just one-millionth of the total brain volume, it provides an unprecedented window into the human brain and could spur new discoveries about neurological disorders and the origins of behavior. The researchers plan to create more brain maps to enable comparisons and gain a fuller understanding, though a complete human connectome remains an immense challenge given current technologies.

    Smithsonian Magazine article (good overview of other write-ups and interviews, but only one pretty picture): Scientists Imaged and Mapped a Tiny Piece of Human Brain. Here’s What They Found

    Google Research blog post: Ten years of neuroscience at Google yields maps of human brain

    The study (not open access): A petavoxel fragment of human cerebral cortex reconstructed at nanoscale resolution

    The dataset: A Browsable Petascale Reconstruction of the Human Cortex

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Is America ready for “degrowth communism?” in ~enviro

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    Are you referring to Saito? Because I only saw him bring up eco fascism in the context of it being the other likely outcome besides degrowth communism, not that he was advocating for it.

    Are you referring to Saito? Because I only saw him bring up eco fascism in the context of it being the other likely outcome besides degrowth communism, not that he was advocating for it.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on Generation Z is unprecedentedly rich in ~finance

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    Here are some sources for these assertions, in case anyone was doubtful. Home sizes: Another article on home sizes Roomates (I couldn't find a newer source)

    People are starting to demand smaller homes though. The average size peaked in 2015 and has been decreasing since then. The number of adults living with one or more roommates has also increased.

    Here are some sources for these assertions, in case anyone was doubtful.

    Home sizes:

    Only very recently have home sizes started to shrink. The median home size peaked in 2015 at 2,467 square feet and has slowly declined each year since. Some experts say that smaller available lots and higher construction costs may point to the slight dip in the median new home size. These changes in new home sizes may also reflect the changing demographics of those occupying them.

    Another article on home sizes

    Roomates (I couldn't find a newer source)

    3 votes
  6. Comment on New Music Fridays: Lizzy McAlpine, Lo Moon, and more in ~music

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    Here are the brand new tracks from my Release Radar playlist that I'm liking so far: Dua Lipa - Illusion - It's early, but I might like this the most out of her newer singles (almost as much as...

    Here are the brand new tracks from my Release Radar playlist that I'm liking so far:

    Dua Lipa - Illusion - It's early, but I might like this the most out of her newer singles (almost as much as the Chloé Caillet Mix of Training Season! They're all great though, IMO)

    Charli XCX - The von dutch remix with skream and benga - Fun, wub wub remix. Not sure yet how it compares to the original and addison rae/a.g. cook remix

    St. Lucia - Love You Better - Solid indie electro-pop as always from St. Lucia

    NOTD, Riley Biederer - Under My Breath - Fun dance pop

    2 votes
  7. Comment on New Music Fridays: Adrianne Lenker, Julia Holter, Waxahatchee and more in ~music

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    My thoughts are very similar, as a fellow big fan of Porter. I went on a huge pop-punk kick a few weeks ago and have been much more into pop in general in the past few years so it felt like this...

    My thoughts are very similar, as a fellow big fan of Porter. I went on a huge pop-punk kick a few weeks ago and have been much more into pop in general in the past few years so it felt like this track was made for me, though! The high bit in the last 15 seconds or so of the song is my favorite in particular. I'm excited to see how the rest of the album shapes up!

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Far-right leader Geert Wilders wins Dutch election in ~news

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    He isn't. His party only supports left-wing economic policies for native born citizens, not immigrants, which doesn't seem very leftist to me. From a Guardian article about the election results:

    He isn't. His party only supports left-wing economic policies for native born citizens, not immigrants, which doesn't seem very leftist to me. From a Guardian article about the election results:

    “The PVV, of course, is not a party that is really leftwing when it comes to socioeconomic politics, but it is a party that is also when it comes to socioeconomics is not really rightwing … Wilders presents himself as there for the poor: it’s also what people sometimes call welfare chauvinism. So he argues that the people who have difficulties should be helped, but that is only true for what he calls ‘Henk and Ingrid’, the Dutch names that he calls his voters. And that’s not ‘Mohammed and Fatima’, so to speak. So it is welfare, but only for, according to him, our people.”

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Down and to the right: Firefox got faster for real users in 2023 in ~tech

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    Sorry for the delayed response. According to "My Filters" the only one I have is the first set listed on that site. I must have added them once YouTube started blocking adblockers because it's my...

    Sorry for the delayed response. According to "My Filters" the only one I have is the first set listed on that site. I must have added them once YouTube started blocking adblockers because it's my most recent entry. In my comment above I was referring more to custom filter lists, which are listed below if anyone's interested.

    My custom filter lists

    AdGuard Annoyances filter
    Anti-paywall filters
    Bypass Paywalls Clean filter
    Fanboy's Annoyance List
    Fanboy's Enhanced Tracking List
    Fuck Fuckadblock
    PUP Domains Blocklist

    2 votes
  10. Comment on The Talos Principle 2 reviews in ~games

  11. Comment on Down and to the right: Firefox got faster for real users in 2023 in ~tech

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    For the latter issue, make sure the filters in your adblocker are updated. For uBlock Origin, open the settings dashboard, go to filter lists, purge all caches, and update now. Once I did that, I...

    For the latter issue, make sure the filters in your adblocker are updated. For uBlock Origin, open the settings dashboard, go to filter lists, purge all caches, and update now. Once I did that, I haven't had any issues with YouTube. I do also have several custom filters enabled, so they may be helping too.

    8 votes
  12. Comment on The Talos Principle 2 reviews in ~games

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    Then you should definitely play the DLC for it (Road to Gehenna), if you haven't. I've heard the difficulty ramps up significantly from the main game. I had enough trouble with some of the later...

    I loved the difficulty ramp too from what I remember, though I think I would have liked some even harder puzzles because I'm a complete masochist when it comes to puzzle games.

    Then you should definitely play the DLC for it (Road to Gehenna), if you haven't. I've heard the difficulty ramps up significantly from the main game. I had enough trouble with some of the later levels for TP1 that I've never gotten around to the DLC, but I think I'll have to before diving in to the sequel.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on The Beatles - Now and Then (2023) in ~music

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    They also released a 12 minute short documentary about the story behind the song.

    They also released a 12 minute short documentary about the story behind the song.

    14 votes
  14. Comment on Cities: Skylines II | Official release trailer in ~games

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    Would you mind listing some examples? Particularly of what's worse? I haven't been paying super close attention besides watching a few of the feature highlights videos and some streams.

    I really hoped they would implement a bunch of quality of life improvements for sandbox builders like me but looking at reviews they have not done this, some of the things seem even worse in fact.

    Would you mind listing some examples? Particularly of what's worse? I haven't been paying super close attention besides watching a few of the feature highlights videos and some streams.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on The “tragedy of the commons” is a dubious, right-wing concept in ~enviro

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    Jacobin has been hostile to degrowth or eco-socialist ideas in favor of eco-modernist or purely class-based analysis. This reddit thread has some discussion about their opposition to it, along...

    Jacobin has been hostile to degrowth or eco-socialist ideas in favor of eco-modernist or purely class-based analysis. This reddit thread has some discussion about their opposition to it, along with this one discussing one of Jacobin's more recent articles about degrowth. I thought this article linked by a commenter in the second thread offered a good critique of eco-modernism and presents its own interesting perspective. Personally, I can see the merits of both the degrowth/eco-socialist and eco-modernist schools of thought, though I lean more toward the degrowth approach.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on The Techno Optimist Manifesto by Marc Andreessen, redacted by Grosser in ~tech

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    Here is a full source of the graph you linked with data up until last year, for reference. And here and here are sites with charts and information about the generational wealth gap (only up until...

    Here is a full source of the graph you linked with data up until last year, for reference.

    And here and here are sites with charts and information about the generational wealth gap (only up until 2020 and 2021, respectively).

  17. Comment on We can’t wait thirty more years for another breakthrough in the Middle East in ~misc

  18. Comment on Should I bother installing another OS on my Pixel 4a? in ~tech

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    According to this page, it looks like the only Pixel devices supported are the 3a and 3a XL.

    According to this page, it looks like the only Pixel devices supported are the 3a and 3a XL.

    6 votes