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  1. Comment on UPS employees allegedly ran massive drug shipment operation, evading authorities for a decade in ~news

  2. Comment on Kim Kardashian West and Kris Jenner (Plus Kanye West!) Talk About Their Empire, Jesus and Donald Trump in ~finance

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    Kim Kardashian has contributed just as much to the development of media as Kanye West. Saying she has contributed nothing is putting your own definition of “good” onto what it seems like you’re...

    Kim Kardashian has contributed just as much to the development of media as Kanye West. Saying she has contributed nothing is putting your own definition of “good” onto what it seems like you’re trying to portray is an objective metric.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What editor/IDE do you use? in ~comp

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    Vs Code => VS Codium => Atom. I started in VS Code. It was fine. I had problems with plugins and getting things to work right but honestly my use cases are so minimal it was mostly from a lack of...

    Vs Code => VS Codium => Atom.

    I started in VS Code. It was fine. I had problems with plugins and getting things to work right but honestly my use cases are so minimal it was mostly from a lack of caring enough to fix it. Moved to codium. Had the same experience. Eventually switched to atom bc I have a coworker who cares a lot about his IDE and had a nice setup and did most the legwork for me so now I have a nice IDE and didn’t have to go through the headaches of setting it up and tweaking it. Both VS’s work really well I have nothing against them I’m just lazy

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Legends of Runeterra announced - A strategy card game set in the world of League of Legends in ~games

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    It really was just fortuitous that it was in time with Blizzard. They announced it during their 10 year anniversary celebration stream along with a ton of other shit.

    It really was just fortuitous that it was in time with Blizzard. They announced it during their 10 year anniversary celebration stream along with a ton of other shit.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Nearly two-thirds of Uber customers don’t tip their drivers in ~tech

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    You're right. It was unnecessarily antagonistic. I'm just so sick of people pretending to take a moral stand while doing the literal most harmful option they could to the working class. Using a...

    You're right. It was unnecessarily antagonistic. I'm just so sick of people pretending to take a moral stand while doing the literal most harmful option they could to the working class. Using a service and not tipping gives (a) no incentive for the company to change because you are still giving them your service and they are still getting the part that generates most of their profit and (b) harming the employee because you're taking away the portion that helps them the most. Instead, people should (1) Not use the service, and list workers rights/pay as the reason you are no longer using them (2) Support workers unions (3) Vote for legislation that helps workers pay/benefits (4) Vote against laws that strip away collective bargaining (5) Support companies that pay a living wage to their employees. If none exists and you can't live without the service, support the one that treats their workers the best. As long as there is extreme poverty and people starving and homeless, there will be people who will work for shitty pay/tips because they will literally die without it. There aren't enough jobs that pay a living wage that allow workers to quit jobs that don't give a living wage, and there are enough at-will states, resistance/villination of unions, laws that make it easy to fire workers for any reason and enough people in poverty that workers will always face an incredibly steep uphill battle that will, at the end of the day, need the support of the general public to pass anyway to fix the tipping issue. The solution of "use service but don't tip" doesn't do anything other than kick the working poor while they are already down and ask why they don't just stand up.

    Some notes: This is entirely from the view of the US, I am not well-versed in the intricacies of labor laws in other countries. I also didn't really discuss the racial component to a lot of tipping industries/poverty which is really important but since I'm at work right now I don't have time to dig into that massive bucket of worms.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Nearly two-thirds of Uber customers don’t tip their drivers in ~tech

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    "I don't like tipping so fuck the working poor. If they want to not be poor they should just go and find better paying jobs and I will conveniently ignore every obstacle against collective...

    "I don't like tipping so fuck the working poor. If they want to not be poor they should just go and find better paying jobs and I will conveniently ignore every obstacle against collective bargaining and low wages across the board making this nearly impossible."

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Oslo Municipality's Water and Sewage Administration has offered a useful tip to reduce water waste – it’s OK to pee in the shower in ~enviro

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    Why is it unsanitary? Everything I have read says it's fine to do. You have to scrub your toilet bowl slightly more often but it’s not like flushing your toilet is very sanitary if you don’t close...

    Why is it unsanitary? Everything I have read says it's fine to do. You have to scrub your toilet bowl slightly more often but it’s not like flushing your toilet is very sanitary if you don’t close the lid beforehand.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Increasingly, scientists are taking note of the many indications that insects exhibit consciousness-like phenomena in ~science

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    I honestly don't have much to discuss here. I'm freaking out. I had heard dumbed-down versions of some of this before (ex: bees can dance to communicate) but this was so in depth and so cool and...

    I honestly don't have much to discuss here. I'm freaking out. I had heard dumbed-down versions of some of this before (ex: bees can dance to communicate) but this was so in depth and so cool and so fascinating. @vili thank you for posting this. This might just be the highlight of my whole week. If anyone has any other links to cool bee articles fucking flood me with them I'm riding the bee high right now.

    10 votes
  9. Comment on Ways to create a more environmentally sustainable world in ~enviro

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    Thank you for this! I don't really know how Tumblr works, I was explained how to view the links by my SO who uses the site a lot and wanted to share the links. Thank you so so so much for finding...

    Thank you for this! I don't really know how Tumblr works, I was explained how to view the links by my SO who uses the site a lot and wanted to share the links. Thank you so so so much for finding such a cleaner version!!

  10. Comment on Ways to create a more environmentally sustainable world in ~enviro

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    Maybe this isn't necessarily the type of content people are looking for on tildes, but I saw this and liked it a lot. This Tumblr post has a lot of really really great ideas for how to be more...

    Maybe this isn't necessarily the type of content people are looking for on tildes, but I saw this and liked it a lot. This Tumblr post has a lot of really really great ideas for how to be more environmentally sustainable and create sustainable communities. For those less-versed in Tumblr: every line in this post is a hyperlink. The page is definitely formatted better on mobile. The focus isn't about how we stop climate change, but is more large-scale (at least IMO) of tackling the problem of how do we build society in a way that humans and nature coexist in ways that work in the long-term. Sure, these things might not matter if we don't also address climate change and we turn the earth into a lifeless hellscape, but I think these are also important things to think about.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Stop Calling It "Bad Code" in ~comp

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    I like this a lot. I try to do this to a degree but I am still really bad at just throwing my hands in the air and saying "this code is bad" and suggesting a refactor. I appreciate this article as...

    I like this a lot. I try to do this to a degree but I am still really bad at just throwing my hands in the air and saying "this code is bad" and suggesting a refactor. I appreciate this article as a reminder to be more helpful and kinder to your coworkers.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on What's a small thing that made you happy? in ~talk

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    This is a small part of a bigger project, but I'll stick to the small victory for this post. So recently I got incredibly fed up with how dirty my neighborhood is in <major US city>. There's trash...

    This is a small part of a bigger project, but I'll stick to the small victory for this post.

    So recently I got incredibly fed up with how dirty my neighborhood is in <major US city>. There's trash fucking everywhere, including on the train tracks which can cause track fires, damaging the trains and also causing delays because, ya know, there's fire on the tracks. So I started carrying a biodegradable trash bag and pair of gardening gloves with me when I leave the apartment and just pick up some trash while I walk to my destination. If I have 5 minutes before the train comes, I pick up some trash from the tracks (NOTE: I only do this on the portions of the tracks that are street-level, not subways. DO NOT CLIMB DOWN ONTO SUBWAY TRACKS FOR ANY REASON.). When I get home I quickly sort my daily catch into recyclables and trash and throw them in the appropriate bins for my apartment. It takes all of 10 minutes including the time it adds to my walk and nearly no actual effort. That said, over the last few weeks things have been noticeably cleaner, at least IMO. The thing that made me smile was the other day I saw someone else out with some gloves and a bag doing the same thing on their way to work. Made me smile to think that maybe this will start to catch on and we can make the neighborhood/city cleaner and look less shitty.

    25 votes
  13. Comment on What is your dream job ? in ~talk

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    Yeah I should clarify: These things apply to myself as well, the important difference being that I view this traits and negatives that I want to grow away from, whereas many in the industry (at...

    Yeah I should clarify: These things apply to myself as well, the important difference being that I view this traits and negatives that I want to grow away from, whereas many in the industry (at least those I have encountered) wear it more as a badge of honor/embrace it/are proud of it. Idk. I have become friends with people on my commute home who are blue color/union/trade/hourly employees at various places (the train is really hit or miss so we sometimes get 20-30 minutes to talk and get to know each other) and I just feel so much happier and better talking to them. I still catch myself acting the way I say I hate sometimes, but for the most part I feel way more relaxed and like I'm just talking to people who want to shoot the shit and hang out and I like that version of myself more and like being around people who are like that and encourage that behavior more. It's why I have been looking at and posting on tildes less. I dislike the way I feel when I get into arguments here. I'm sticking around for now to see if I can be a better person on tildes, but if not I'm probably going to drop the site before I go back to being the person I dislike.

    I think it is really important that people interact with other industries. It drives me up a wall listening to software engineers talk about jobs and lifestyles they've never lived but love to be critics of or look down on. But that's not only a software problem. Sorry, I meant to respond to this comment and somewhere it turned into my current crisis of poverty, classism, and the labor force.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What is your dream job ? in ~talk

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    Hey! Sorry to have not responded to this. Part of the reason I was hesitant is because I don't think I'm a great source to ask for this. 100% of my computer science knowledge is from formal...

    Hey! Sorry to have not responded to this. Part of the reason I was hesitant is because I don't think I'm a great source to ask for this. 100% of my computer science knowledge is from formal education or from learning something on the fly for work. It often feels like I'm one of the few people in software who doesn't spend time outside their 9-5 studying programming. @Deimos and others around here who are way more invested in software as a field and as a hobby have lots of really good advice that I would suggest taking over mine. If you have time and some disposable income, I have been told linuxacademy is the best place to go for learning anything computer science based. Without knowing more about what you like about software and your goals with a possible transition would be I wouldn't want to give too specific of advice. I think software is way too diverse a field for me to feel comfortable giving too many specific suggestions.

    You should be able to search tildes and find some threads where people discuss this. I know they've come up in the past but I rarely pay much attention to them. Sorry I can't be of more help to you :/

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

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    I am most likely not going to end up doing it because I'm very invested in some non-political projects right now (or maybe it is political. I don't know. I'm working on a lot of environmental...

    I am most likely not going to end up doing it because I'm very invested in some non-political projects right now (or maybe it is political. I don't know. I'm working on a lot of environmental projects right now. The decision of if that is political is left to you, dear reader :P)

    I will say though, that if I do start doing this, I do try really hard to not narrow my focus to only the US. I spend a lot of time reading bcc world and translated articles sent to me from friends who are immigrants from China, Ghana, and Mexico.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on I think I may be out of the loop in ~tildes

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    As another user said, it’s mostly due to the loss of alyaza that the number of political threads have dropped. I’m not saying she shouldn’t have been banned, I’m saying she did a lot of legwork on...

    As another user said, it’s mostly due to the loss of alyaza that the number of political threads have dropped. I’m not saying she shouldn’t have been banned, I’m saying she did a lot of legwork on things like the democratic debate threads and posted a lot of articles. She debated with people a lot, which kept the political threads near the top and got a lot of others to join the discussion. I’ve debated trying to post more of the political stories to tildes. Maybe I’ll make an alt for posting political articles bc I don’t want my main’a notifications to only be people commenting on political arguments all day. We’ll see.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Meal-Kit Delivery Teardown: Blue Apron vs. HelloFresh in ~food

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    As is common, maybe I'm misreading some of the points of the article, but I disagree that the two options are very similar. I used both services for varying amounts of time (~6mo blue apron, ~12mo...

    As is common, maybe I'm misreading some of the points of the article, but I disagree that the two options are very similar. I used both services for varying amounts of time (~6mo blue apron, ~12mo hello fresh) and had very different experiences with both. I found that HelloFresh is a very "safe" option: most of their meals are slight twists on very common recipes, you're not very likely to try something new, and the food will usually be somewhere between "meh" and "that was pretty good!". Blue Apron was (for my partner and myself) a lot more hit-or-miss. A lot more foods outside the norms of American culture, slightly more complicated recipes (though not unbearably complex) and meals were a lot more extreme in reaction going between "wow I hate this" to "Wow let's eat this every day". Ultimately, we ended up quitting both services. Blue Apron we quit because my partner is a picky eater and we had a hard time finding enough meals each week. HelloFresh we quit because eventually the recipes got really repetitive and lost their luster, plus we read this article about the company and felt turned off by them. Both are fine if you know what you're looking for, though I would suggest reading the article posted before jumping on the HelloFresh train. Which is not to say if you read that article and use HelloFresh that you're a bad person, just that I think people should be aware of the morals and ethics of a company when they decide to give them money and they can make an informed decision from there.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on Things Chefs Do That You Should Not Do: Just say no to lemon zest, “ripping hot” pans, and the ice bath in ~food

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    Leading off: I'm far from a culinary expert. My palate is not refined, I don't know what to add to foods just by taste, and normally I mindlessly follow the recipe. However, there are a lot of...

    Leading off: I'm far from a culinary expert. My palate is not refined, I don't know what to add to foods just by taste, and normally I mindlessly follow the recipe. However, there are a lot of things (almost all touched on by this) that have saved me little bits of time and energy here and there, but add up to making cooking so much more enjoyable. Lemon zest is a perfect example. I stopped adding lemon zest to most recipes I cook. If I want the taste of lemon, I'll add lemon juice. but not taking the hyperbolic eons that it takes to zest a tablespoon of lemon zest makes recipes flow a lot easier and I find I don't feel as rushed or flustered. This definitely isn't universal and for people who love cooking probably won't agree. However, my main focus in the kitchen right now is "stop being lazy and ordering unhealthy foods on grub hub multiple times a week" and so small shortcuts like these make a lot of difference. Again, my personal opinion, I'm sure others have different experiences or opinions that are all valid too.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on What is your dream job ? in ~talk

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    I’d love to quit my job and get out of the software industry and get into something more with my hands or manual. I like the company I currently work for a lot and love my team members, but in...

    I’d love to quit my job and get out of the software industry and get into something more with my hands or manual. I like the company I currently work for a lot and love my team members, but in general I find the average male software engineer I meet to be just exhausting and not someone I really want to be around. The work is pretty meh but I find the parts of my day I enjoy the most are manually racking/unracking servers and data center clean-up days. But the cost of living in this city is bonkers and my partner and I depend on my salary to make ends meet so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I’m not miserable so itll do, I just don’t see me ever finding another company I like working for like this one. I would love to do something more labor-based if it was feasible.

    Actually if we get to dream big: I’d love to be able to spend my time working to save the ocean. I fucking love marine life and the way we treat the ocean is just... terrible. I do what I can in my free time but I’d love to be able to spend all my time out there working to clean it up. Or I guess environmentalism in general.

    9 votes