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  1. Comment on New Zealand isn’t just flattening the curve. It’s squashing it in ~health.coronavirus

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    Hard to not feel bitter about that from over here in the US.

    Hard to not feel bitter about that from over here in the US.

    8 votes
  2. Comment on Some Good News with John Krasinski Ep. 2 in ~news

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    Glad to have provided a ray of sunshine!

    Glad to have provided a ray of sunshine!

    3 votes
  3. Comment on What’s a safe way to discard a almost full can of lighter fluid that’s way past expiration date? in ~misc

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    It can, but butane is pretty stable relatively speaking. This site says 10 years or so, but even after then you can us it, you just might have some extra gunk on your burners you need to clean :...

    It can, but butane is pretty stable relatively speaking. This site says 10 years or so, but even after then you can us it, you just might have some extra gunk on your burners you need to clean : https://outdoorcrunch.com/butane-canisters/

    Gasoline will also go "bad" if you let it sit too long. It is by nature a highly volatile hydrocarbon, and without stabilizers, will start to break down and loose some of it's more volatile compounds as it sits inactive. Typical shelf life is 3-6 months without stabilizers.

    https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-long-does-gasoline-last/

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  4. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 5 in ~health.coronavirus

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    It really is pretty shitty. I do not know you, and you do not know me, but I live relatively close by in Ypsi, so here's a virtual hug which is all I can really offer at the moment. 🤗 I talked to...

    It really is pretty shitty. I do not know you, and you do not know me, but I live relatively close by in Ypsi, so here's a virtual hug which is all I can really offer at the moment. 🤗

    I talked to my mom today, who lives in a different state with the rest of my family. There shittiest thing about this is if anything where to happen I probably would not be able to travel to be near family.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Final Fantasy VII Remake - Final Trailer in ~games

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    Well, that depends. In any update/sequel/remake, there are going to be people unhappy with how the creators changed/update things. I think Picard is terrible Star Trek for instance. But I gave it...

    Well, that depends. In any update/sequel/remake, there are going to be people unhappy with how the creators changed/update things. I think Picard is terrible Star Trek for instance. But I gave it a shot. I'll give this a shot, even if they change some of the things that appealed to me about the original.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Final Fantasy VII Remake - Final Trailer in ~games

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    I did this about a year ago while on a short trip, got the Steam version and used the Stream controller. Worked great for the dozen or so hours I played.

    I did this about a year ago while on a short trip, got the Steam version and used the Stream controller. Worked great for the dozen or so hours I played.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Final Fantasy VII Remake - Final Trailer in ~games

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    I mean, is this really a concern? 😎 I won't be buying it, but that's because I'm waiting for the Sony exclusive to expire. #pcmasterrace

    with a tie in hook at the end for part two if it sells well.

    I mean, is this really a concern? 😎 I won't be buying it, but that's because I'm waiting for the Sony exclusive to expire. #pcmasterrace

  8. Comment on The coronavirus pandemic will forever alter the world order in ~health.coronavirus

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    Yes. Yes we would. The question is, when the full weight of this economic crash hits rural America and the pandemic peaks in those areas, how does the Trump administration spin deflect and spread...

    But the American public would be stupid to vote Trump back in after how he's handled the coronavirus pandemic.

    Yes. Yes we would. The question is, when the full weight of this economic crash hits rural America and the pandemic peaks in those areas, how does the Trump administration spin deflect and spread disinformation. And will the cognitive dissonance finally be too much for some portion of the Republican base.

    I'm really jaded after all the insane day to day shit Trump had gotten away with, and an impeachment on top of it. Even so, this pandemic is orders of magnitude larger than anything he's delt with before in terms of it's impact and immediate relevance to individual people.

    15 votes
  9. Comment on As dairy crisis deepens, American farmers are warned that milk dumping could harm the environment in ~enviro

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    I did some superficial research a few months ago when I began looking into making cheese as a hobby. It turns out that it is illegal in a lot of states for farmers to sell their milk (which is...

    I did some superficial research a few months ago when I began looking into making cheese as a hobby. It turns out that it is illegal in a lot of states for farmers to sell their milk (which is usually unpasteurized and "raw" hence the appeal for cheese making ) directly to the public. There are some workarounds, such as buying "part" of a cow and sharing the milk.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Republicans rage as Florida becomes a nightmare for Trump in ~news

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    Also "properly tested". Even if you had an experienced team build it, one innocuous mistake or oversight can cripple an entire app when it comes under heavy load. When they had a conversation with...

    Also "properly tested". Even if you had an experienced team build it, one innocuous mistake or oversight can cripple an entire app when it comes under heavy load. When they had a conversation with management about how they want to do load testing to see if will handle X users, they managers probably laughed about what a ridiculous number it was and said something to the effect of "that'll never happen, and it's running fine now, why would we do that?".

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Republicans rage as Florida becomes a nightmare for Trump in ~news

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    I can forgive the technical shortcomings like what you're describing. Looking at historical spikes and then adding some wiggle room doesn't even get you close to the numbers we're seeing. This is...

    I can forgive the technical shortcomings like what you're describing. Looking at historical spikes and then adding some wiggle room doesn't even get you close to the numbers we're seeing.

    This is the part that irks me:

    “It wasn’t about saving money. It was about making it harder for people to get benefits or keep benefits so that the unemployment numbers were low to give the governor something to brag about.”

    11 votes
  12. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 3 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Maybe? Hopefully? I mean, we're going to go through a recession. The only question in my mind is how bad it will be, and how long it will last. If any good can come of it, my hope is that some...

    what would it take to get americans to even strike, or protest at a large enough scale? Maybe this?

    Maybe? Hopefully? I mean, we're going to go through a recession. The only question in my mind is how bad it will be, and how long it will last. If any good can come of it, my hope is that some social rebalancing occurs in the form of massive protests demanding things like universal health care. My job is secure for the next few years but I'd be out marching with people if that occurred.

    Let's hope the US doesn't roll the dice of violent revolution

    I don't think that'll happen, even if it gets really bad. Small scale riots maybe, if food water or power start to break down, but a wide scale violent revolution would take a lot more than what I think we're facing. Trump staying in office, possibly. Trump shutting down elections or refusing to leave once voted out, also maybe.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Scientists predict more major hurricanes than normal in 2020 season in ~enviro

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    My family texted me right after the Idaho 6.5 earthquake. They're fine, but seriously, wtf 2020.

    My family texted me right after the Idaho 6.5 earthquake. They're fine, but seriously, wtf 2020.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 3 in ~health.coronavirus

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    "Why do we keep paying to have all these fire extinguishers certified every year, we never use them!" 🔥🔥🔥 "Why don't we have any way to put out this fire?!"

    "Why do we keep paying to have all these fire extinguishers certified every year, we never use them!"

    🔥🔥🔥

    "Why don't we have any way to put out this fire?!"

    10 votes
  15. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 3 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I think it's a very rational thing, and completely understandable. For people living paycheck to paycheck, you're now faced with the vague uncertainty of getting really sick and dying (1-4%...

    The US is notorious for not having a robust welfare system, and now that our economy is crashing , people are freaking the fuck out about how to pay the bills.

    I think it's a very rational thing, and completely understandable. For people living paycheck to paycheck, you're now faced with the vague uncertainty of getting really sick and dying (1-4% depending on where you ask) with the 100% certainty that you just got laid off and your job prospects are so bad "shitty" doesn't even begin to describe it. In a month when even more people have been laid off, furloughed, and businesses permanently closed, I worry how bad it's going to get. People are going to be angry (they're already angry, and afraid). Then they're going to start getting desperate.

    7 votes
  16. Comment on U.S. lost 701,000 jobs in March; much worse to come in ~finance

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    FTA: April's numbers are going to be... tragic is probably the best word. Every day I feel lucky to have the job I have at the place I have it. I'm extraordinarily secure and able to work with all...

    FTA:

    The unemployment rate rose from 3.5% in February to 4.4%. That's the highest the jobless rate in nearly three years, and marks the sharpest increase since 1975.

    "That will only be the tip of the iceberg," said Lydia Boussour, senior U.S. economist at Oxford Economics. "We think April will be really the month where you will see the full magnitude of that labor market collapse."

    April's numbers are going to be... tragic is probably the best word. Every day I feel lucky to have the job I have at the place I have it. I'm extraordinarily secure and able to work with all my coworkers remotely even though that was not how this job is "supposed" to work. I look around my neighborhood and wonder which of the houses will be vacant in 6 months time, and I feel sad.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Megathread: April Fools' Day 2020 on the internet in ~misc

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    Overwatch has modified all the characters to have googly eyes. It's pretty great.

    Overwatch has modified all the characters to have googly eyes. It's pretty great.

    15 votes
  18. Comment on The U.S. is betting that being furloughed is better than being fired for 600,000 workers in ~finance

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    I was unaware that you could claim unemployment while on furlough, I have some friends to inform now....

    While furloughed store associates do stop getting paid by the company, they maintain health benefits and can tap unemployment insurance

    I was unaware that you could claim unemployment while on furlough, I have some friends to inform now....

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Risk of Rain 2 gets its 4th major content update, including Artifacts, a UI overhaul, a new stage and more in ~games

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    Love this game, has very high replayability. Especially great with some friends!

    Love this game, has very high replayability. Especially great with some friends!

    3 votes