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  1. Comment on The Sealed Garden That Was Only Watered Once in 53 Years in ~enviro

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    A sane editor would likely have suggested:

    To decay organic matter, like dead leaves, the ecosystem employs cellular respiration, which is...

    A sane editor would likely have suggested:

    Dead leaves and other organic matter in the ecosystem decay via cellular respiration; bacteria take in waste oxygen and release carbon dioxide to help the plant grow.

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  2. Comment on The Sealed Garden That Was Only Watered Once in 53 Years in ~enviro

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    This man has the most quintessentially British look on his face that I've ever seen. I'm quite interested to find out what truly terrifying things have happened to the bacteria living in that...

    This man has the most quintessentially British look on his face that I've ever seen.

    I'm quite interested to find out what truly terrifying things have happened to the bacteria living in that thing. I'm imagining a cat will knock it over and release some never-before-seen strain of a normally harmless garden bacterium that eats the planet.

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  3. Comment on A randomized pilot study comparing zero-calorie alternate-day fasting to daily caloric restriction in adults with obesity in ~health

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    I do 16:8 IF and keto, and the results have been pretty great for me. Dropped 10 kilos in the first month or two, hit a plateau for a while. Trying to adjust my calorie budget to keep my progress...

    I do 16:8 IF and keto, and the results have been pretty great for me. Dropped 10 kilos in the first month or two, hit a plateau for a while. Trying to adjust my calorie budget to keep my progress steady. My sleep has been better, my skin is much clearer, and I feel less shitty in general. I expect most of that is just from eating less garbage, but IF definitely makes it easier.

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  4. Comment on Reflections on past lessons regarding code quality. in ~comp

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    One thing you didn't mention that I think a lot of teams (and solo devs) end up regretting: documentation! Keep a public (or organization-public) dev journal. Keep a team wiki. Write literate...

    One thing you didn't mention that I think a lot of teams (and solo devs) end up regretting: documentation!

    Keep a public (or organization-public) dev journal. Keep a team wiki. Write literate programs. Write soft documentation as well as technical documentation. If you've got an opening for one, hire a dedicated technical writer and use them. Write for an audience with the minimum possible knowledge. Do you have to explain your entire tech stack/infrastructure to be able to explain a feature you implemented? Do it. Document it once, then reference it everywhere else. Keep things up to date. Version your docs.

    All in all, I spend about twice as long (or more) documenting the code I write and the infrastructure I use as I do actually writing it/building it. I want my bus factor as high as I can make it so I can finish a project and hand it off to any junior (or, ideally, anyone) and have a reasonable expectation that they can at least keep the thing running, if not improve it.

    Oh, and get in people's faces when they don't document their work. Name and shame.

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  5. Comment on Scientific publishing is a rip-off. We fund the research – it should be free in ~science

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    Wow, whatever you do, definitely don't even visit https://whereisscihub.now.sh/. That site is absolutely 100% to be avoided. Yep. Just go ahead and don't bookmark that site, and definitely never...

    Wow, whatever you do, definitely don't even visit https://whereisscihub.now.sh/. That site is absolutely 100% to be avoided. Yep. Just go ahead and don't bookmark that site, and definitely never click any of the links on it and type in the title or DOI number of whatever article/book you're after.

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  6. Comment on Elon Musk calls British diver who helped rescue Thai schoolboys 'pedo guy' in Twitter outburst in ~news

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    This is the what happens when a rockabilly gets a billion dollars. We should heed this warning.

    This is the what happens when a rockabilly gets a billion dollars. We should heed this warning.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Donald Trump Meets the Press in Britain—and the Press Is Very Puzzled in ~news

  8. Comment on What ‘Abolish ICE’ Actually Means in ~news

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    Just spit-balling here, but how about nothing? ICE didn't exist before 2003. It's not like it's Congress or something.

    but it’s not at all clear that every politician embracing the slogan is on the same page—or what the alternative to ICE might be

    Just spit-balling here, but how about nothing? ICE didn't exist before 2003. It's not like it's Congress or something.

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  9. Comment on Elon Musk criticized for trying to help. Accused of selfish PR stunt. in ~talk

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    It'd be cool if he'd taken on the Flint water situation before the lead levels in the water were already below the guidelines. 🤔 If he does some good, I'm thrilled, but I'd be happier if he'd made...

    It'd be cool if he'd taken on the Flint water situation before the lead levels in the water were already below the guidelines. 🤔 If he does some good, I'm thrilled, but I'd be happier if he'd made that pledge 5 years ago.

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  10. Comment on Dvorak, Colemak and other alternative keyboard layouts in ~hobbies

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    I use the Carpalx QGMLWBY layout. I used to use Colemak, then switched to Workman-Dead, and now I use QGMLWBY with a dead key with a Planck. I’ve been learning steno with Plover, too, so I have a...

    I use the Carpalx QGMLWBY layout. I used to use Colemak, then switched to Workman-Dead, and now I use QGMLWBY with a dead key with a Planck. I’ve been learning steno with Plover, too, so I have a setting on my keyboard to emulate a steno machine. It’s not really hard to switch, it’s just hard to find time to practice.

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  11. Comment on Password manager suggestions? in ~tech

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    Master Password is my favorite. I wish the Windows version were native instead of a gross Java app, but it’s gotten me through several total data loss events without a single password lost.

    Master Password is my favorite. I wish the Windows version were native instead of a gross Java app, but it’s gotten me through several total data loss events without a single password lost.

    2 votes