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  1. Comment on The fantastically profitable mystery of the Trump chaos trades in ~finance

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    To summarize: A: when the market is swingy, one side of every transaction will look very smart. B: when there's lots of big transactions, there's lots of chances to have examples of someone making...

    To summarize: A: when the market is swingy, one side of every transaction will look very smart. B: when there's lots of big transactions, there's lots of chances to have examples of someone making a big bet at the right time.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Play a game from your backlog for at least 15 minutes, then come back and tell us about it here. in ~games

  3. Comment on Facing unbearable heat, Qatar has begun to air-condition the outdoors in ~enviro

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    Is it really much of an exaggeration? The innovative edge talked about in the article is still doing things like they've been done, but with solar providing 4% of the power, or small tests to...

    Is it really much of an exaggeration? The innovative edge talked about in the article is still doing things like they've been done, but with solar providing 4% of the power, or small tests to lower the urban heat island effect. At the same time, Qatar refused the Paris climate accord and is comfortable with a status quo of burning fuels in order to dump cold air outside.

    How is that not heating up the world to temporarily cool their little bit?

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Facing unbearable heat, Qatar has begun to air-condition the outdoors in ~enviro

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    Because it's easier to just make your part cooler at everyone else's expense, that's what we'll all do. Boil the world, but keep our soccer stadium cool. How bad does it need to get before people...

    Because it's easier to just make your part cooler at everyone else's expense, that's what we'll all do. Boil the world, but keep our soccer stadium cool.

    How bad does it need to get before people start working together to make the important changes?

    4 votes
  5. Comment on A Deeper Look Into the Life of an Impressionist (Deepfakes) in ~tech

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    Well, that was impressive and horrifying.

    Well, that was impressive and horrifying.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Play a game from your backlog for at least 15 minutes, then come back and tell us about it here. in ~games

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    For a good rogue-like FPS, try Void Bastards.

    For a good rogue-like FPS, try Void Bastards.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Youtube Regrets in ~tech

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    You can specifically say that you don't like a given recommendation, and to not recommend things to you based upon the video it's using as the jumping off point for that recommendation.

    You can specifically say that you don't like a given recommendation, and to not recommend things to you based upon the video it's using as the jumping off point for that recommendation.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Department of Conservation fells healthy trees in New Zealand National Park in ~enviro

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    Local man upset about forest maintenance, news at 11. Harding (the unhappy man) has definitely spent a lot of time on this, documenting the trees that were cut, but the responses from the multiple...

    Local man upset about forest maintenance, news at 11.

    Harding (the unhappy man) has definitely spent a lot of time on this, documenting the trees that were cut, but the responses from the multiple officials responsible for the park make it clear that it's very reasonable to try to make the park safer (given that it's one of the most dangerous in the country), and part of that is trail management. Given that the author couldn't find a single other person who expressed concern about this issue, this seems like a non-issue.

    Separately, healthy trees are felled all the time because they're in some way problematic for the human use of the space. It's not a tragedy. If whole groves were being clearcut that might be a different issue, but it's clear that this was selective removal even based on Harding's own complaint that not all identical trees were felled.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on Slush Idea Bin in ~talk

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    And then end it with a punishment from the legal code of the time, which certainly would be bloody and informative.

    And then end it with a punishment from the legal code of the time, which certainly would be bloody and informative.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What Does PewDiePie Really Believe? The biggest YouTuber in the world has been accused of being a closet white nationalist and even inspiring mass shootings. He says it’s all a misunderstanding. in ~tech

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    When someone shows you who they are, believe them. If he's doing one thing and saying something different, it's the actions we need to believe.

    When someone shows you who they are, believe them. If he's doing one thing and saying something different, it's the actions we need to believe.

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

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    Thank you, it's always great to hear about what it looks like from the inside.

    Thank you, it's always great to hear about what it looks like from the inside.

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

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    Do you have any insights you feel comfortable sharing?

    Do you have any insights you feel comfortable sharing?

    2 votes
  13. Comment on People Who Work from Home Earn $2,000 More a Year in ~life

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    And that's above and beyond the saved $10k/year per commuting-hour of perceived benefit.

    And that's above and beyond the saved $10k/year per commuting-hour of perceived benefit.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Sony confirms PlayStation 5 name, holiday 2020 release date in ~games

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    What is there to say, really? Graphics might get a little better, but pushing the edge of fidelity a little further past what the common TV can show won't wow anyone.

    What is there to say, really? Graphics might get a little better, but pushing the edge of fidelity a little further past what the common TV can show won't wow anyone.

    12 votes
  15. Comment on "Feast of Legends", a Wendy's restaurant-branded role-playing game in ~games.tabletop

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    Fair enough. I had them in there because I loved them, less because they fit perfectly.

    Fair enough. I had them in there because I loved them, less because they fit perfectly.

    1 vote
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  17. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    Perhaps we need a novel new word to fill it's spot, then?

    Perhaps we need a novel new word to fill it's spot, then?

  18. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    But new things can be poorly done boring retreads of old concepts. They're new, but not novel.

    But new things can be poorly done boring retreads of old concepts. They're new, but not novel.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    Any cold stew without enormous chunks is basically just a dip, and can be eaten with chips.

    Any cold stew without enormous chunks is basically just a dip, and can be eaten with chips.

    17 votes
  20. Comment on CDC and states update number of cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping - now 805 cases, 12 deaths in ~health

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    Ugh. I'm sorry. I misread the bottom like in the CDC recommendation to say that people who were currently smoking shouldn't switch, not that people who weren't smokers shouldn't start. My mistake.

    Ugh. I'm sorry. I misread the bottom like in the CDC recommendation to say that people who were currently smoking shouldn't switch, not that people who weren't smokers shouldn't start. My mistake.

    2 votes