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  1. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Got heavily back into Factorio this last week, started a new game from scratch. I love this game so much, it's easy for me to lose myself in while TNG plays on the other monitor. Its a continuous...

    Got heavily back into Factorio this last week, started a new game from scratch. I love this game so much, it's easy for me to lose myself in while TNG plays on the other monitor. Its a continuous dopamine feed of building systems and making improvements to atsk the automated bits.

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  2. Comment on Second whistleblower comes forward after speaking with IG, has first-hand knowledge: Attorney in ~news

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    I don't think she knew it was coming, I think she knew that unless something like this came along, trying to impeach Trump way probably not going to stick. So as you said, she recognized the...

    I don't think she knew it was coming, I think she knew that unless something like this came along, trying to impeach Trump way probably not going to stick.

    So as you said, she recognized the moment and hit the button. The combination of a pretty clear abuse of power, that is easily digestible in a soundbite, with growing support from the progressive base. There's still a chance he escapes impeachment, and it's almost a given that he won't be removed, but this is the best shot we're going to get. Even if he's not removed, hopefully there timing works out that he loses enough support running up to the election and gets voted out. And then he spends the rest of his life either in jail or living expat in a different country.

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  3. Comment on Tildes app ? in ~tildes

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    Personally I consider this lack-of-festure a feature. I suppress almost all notifications on my phone. Almost nothing is actually so urgent that I need to respond to it immediately. I'd rather...

    I don’t get a notification when someone replies to a comment I have to check the website for that

    Personally I consider this lack-of-festure a feature. I suppress almost all notifications on my phone. Almost nothing is actually so urgent that I need to respond to it immediately. I'd rather check things at my own pace.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Joker - Discussion Thread (Spoilers) in ~movies

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    Huh? Is this a thing for this movie? Is it a promotional gag?

    Metal detectors and police made it more than just a movie, a full experience

    Huh? Is this a thing for this movie? Is it a promotional gag?

    1 vote
  5. Comment on U.S. hits Scotch whisky, Italian cheese, French wine, and other European products with 25% tariffs in ~finance

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    Every time I think I have an understanding of international trade, I learn something new. I'm not really clear on this ruling though. Why is a country providing subsidies or incentives to a...

    Every time I think I have an understanding of international trade, I learn something new.

    I'm not really clear on this ruling though. Why is a country providing subsidies or incentives to a company (in this case Airbus) unfair? Doesn't the US subsidize all manner of companies all the time?

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  6. Comment on What keyboard shortcut was a game changer for you? in ~tech

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    ALT-Tab / CMD-Tab and CTRL-Tab The basic thing that I still see experienced tech people not use and I'm never sure if they don't know, or just prefer to use clumsy mouse menus for some reason.

    ALT-Tab / CMD-Tab and CTRL-Tab

    The basic thing that I still see experienced tech people not use and I'm never sure if they don't know, or just prefer to use clumsy mouse menus for some reason.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What keyboard shortcut was a game changer for you? in ~tech

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    The MMB to close tabs has worked for me on all 3 OS in virtually every program I've tried it on. Great when people see you do it for the first time, always handy.

    The MMB to close tabs has worked for me on all 3 OS in virtually every program I've tried it on. Great when people see you do it for the first time, always handy.

  8. Comment on The whistleblower complaint alleging that Trump solicited foreign interference from Ukraine has been released in ~news

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    Its been mentioned several times, both at the beginning of Trump's presidency and during, that if Trump ever did anything truly heinous it might get buried in all the scandals that fall off him...

    Its been mentioned several times, both at the beginning of Trump's presidency and during, that if Trump ever did anything truly heinous it might get buried in all the scandals that fall off him like fur from as mangy cat. And we've certainly seen such a pattern where something shady gets into the news cycle only to get buried by something slightly less shady but more outrageous. Either deliberate or accidental, it doesn't matter.

    Which is why it's taken a few days (and being able to read the actual report) for it to truly sink in just how criminal this is. Its been said hundreds of times at this point: "if any other president had done X they would have been impeached". Well this is it, this has to be it. This is pretty fucking damning. This is going to drag on for months, quite possibly through the election, and it's going to be an absolute fucking shitshow because Trump's ego won't let him back down and he's not smart enough to keep his mouth shut and not wise enough to talk his way out of it.

    I doubt he'll be removed from office, the Republicans don't have the balls for it. The only way he leaves office before his term is up is if he gets a legal deal that grants him immunity from all the charges waiting for him in NY State.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on [Document] Unclassified August 12 Whistleblower Complaint (9 pages) in ~news

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    This is the whistleblower complaint filed with the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on August 12, regarding concerns the whistleblower had regarding president Trump's communication with...

    This is the whistleblower complaint filed with the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on August 12, regarding concerns the whistleblower had regarding president Trump's communication with several foreign leaders.

    This has been all over the news here in the US, there is a ton of coverage, analysis, and commentary from all corners. I thought it best to start any conversation here with the actual document, berift of any commentary.

  10. Comment on Wall Street Democratic donors warn the party: We’ll sit out, or back Trump, if you nominate Elizabeth Warren in ~news

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    Republican or Democrat, if you'd pick money over people, that makes you a shitty human being.

    Republican or Democrat, if you'd pick money over people, that makes you a shitty human being.

    21 votes
  11. Comment on The secret life of GPS trackers (1/2) in ~comp

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    This was a really interesting read, very in depth. It's still unbelievable to me that things done use https. Just setting up that relatively simple step negates a whole stack of basic...

    This was a really interesting read, very in depth. It's still unbelievable to me that things done use https. Just setting up that relatively simple step negates a whole stack of basic vulnerabilities. Things that don't use https should come with giant warning labels.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Kik is shutting down their chat app and firing most of their employees to focus on their Kin cryptocurrency and SEC trial in ~tech

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    I've only a peripheral knowledge of the crypto scene, and I'd never heard if Kin or Kik until today. It appears to be just another chat app, but with the ability to transfer the Kik crypto between...

    I've only a peripheral knowledge of the crypto scene, and I'd never heard if Kin or Kik until today. It appears to be just another chat app, but with the ability to transfer the Kik crypto between users? Any other selling points my cursory googling missed?

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Share your favorite oldschool wallpapers! in ~design

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    Oh wow, I'd completely forgotten about Brian. I used to visit that site a ton when I was into 3D stuff (I went to school for it). I'm delighted to see he's still creating stuff! Though his website...

    Oh wow, I'd completely forgotten about Brian. I used to visit that site a ton when I was into 3D stuff (I went to school for it).

    I'm delighted to see he's still creating stuff! Though his website hasn't changed much. 🤣 Looks like he's doing VR stuff now too, I'm definitely going to have to check that out.

  14. Comment on Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    Why? Dunno. How to fix? First, know your design patterns. This book is the definitive work, but it's very dry and academic:...

    I fail to come up with good designs. Why is that and how can I remedy it?

    Why? Dunno. How to fix? First, know your design patterns. This book is the definitive work, but it's very dry and academic: https://www.amazon.com/Design-Patterns-Elements-Reusable-Object-Oriented/dp/0201633612 This one is much more approchable and is pretty popular: https://www.amazon.com/Head-First-Design-Patterns-Brain-Friendly/dp/0596007124

    You did also get feedback from co-workers in how they might design something for problem X.

    Another good tactic if to sit down with a developer who's more Jr and ask them if they understand it. Observing what is confusing to them and having to explain it often highlights when something is too complicated. The vast majority of the time making something easier to read and understand even if it's not the "optimal", "fastest", or most "efficient" is better. This is especially true in teams, but still applies when working solo. Relatively minor hits in performance are worth not having to spend hours or days of debugging or explaining code to co-workers.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Astronomers Detect the Most Massive Neutron Star Yet in ~science

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    TIL that most of the neutrons in neutron stars are created by electron capture. A proton absorbs an electron shell, transforms one of it's quarks, emits a neutrino, and becomes a neutron....

    TIL that most of the neutrons in neutron stars are created by electron capture. A proton absorbs an electron shell, transforms one of it's quarks, emits a neutrino, and becomes a neutron.

    Previously I had always heard it in a very glossed-over fashion eg "all the atoms get crushed together until the neutrons form a soup and resist further crushing". So the statement in the article about protons and electrons combining into neutrons caught me off guard.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on What can a software developer do about climate change? in ~enviro

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    When asked what I would do next if my current job ended, I've remarked to several people that I'd love to do something that contributed to fighting climate change. I can't think of a goal that...

    When asked what I would do next if my current job ended, I've remarked to several people that I'd love to do something that contributed to fighting climate change. I can't think of a goal that would motivate me more to get up every morning than that.

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  17. Comment on The Real Donald Trump Is a Character on TV in ~misc

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    This is probably one of the more sensible ways to try and describe a person who behaves in a seemingly random, or at best haphazard, fashion. A mind shaped by reinforcing behaviors like narcissism...

    This is probably one of the more sensible ways to try and describe a person who behaves in a seemingly random, or at best haphazard, fashion. A mind shaped by reinforcing behaviors like narcissism works differently than someone raised to feel empathy and compassion. TV came along and rewarded a young man who had enough wealth that he never needed to learn empathy.

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  18. Comment on Discord is removing the "Nitro Games" game library subscription aspect of their Nitro premium service in ~games

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    That would be downright hilarious, especially if I could add custom sounds clips.

    Something like soundboard shortcuts in voice chat

    That would be downright hilarious, especially if I could add custom sounds clips.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on Democratic Debate #3 - Sept 12 2019 in ~news

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    That was pretty funny actually.

    That was pretty funny actually.