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  1. Comment on Would you look down on a normal citizen wearing an N95 mask? in ~talk

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    Just a correction, it's 70 Celsius or 158 Fahrenheit.

    Just bake it in the oven at 70F for an hour.

    Just a correction, it's 70 Celsius or 158 Fahrenheit.

    11 votes
  2. Comment on Would you look down on a normal citizen wearing an N95 mask? in ~talk

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    No, and you shouldn't care for what others think. Care for your own health. One in three people I see at the grocery store in Vancouver uses a mask of some kind. It's effective and we're...

    No, and you shouldn't care for what others think. Care for your own health. One in three people I see at the grocery store in Vancouver uses a mask of some kind. It's effective and we're flattening the curve better than the rest of Canada.

    7 votes
  3. Comment on Apple announces new MacBook Air and iPad Pro in ~tech

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    Eager for the refresh on the 13" MacBook Pro.

    Eager for the refresh on the 13" MacBook Pro.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 18 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Unfortunate that most of it won't come into effect for individuals until Parliament resumes in early April.

    Unfortunate that most of it won't come into effect for individuals until Parliament resumes in early April.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on US and Canada preparing to suspend non-essential travel between the two countries in ~health.coronavirus

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    This is in addition to Trudeau's announcement on March 16 barring entry to travellers who are not citizens, permanent residents, or Americans.

    This is in addition to Trudeau's announcement on March 16 barring entry to travellers who are not citizens, permanent residents, or Americans.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Washington debate discussion thread in ~talk

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    Am I the only that thinks Biden referring to the Ebola epidemic is getting repetitive?

    Am I the only that thinks Biden referring to the Ebola epidemic is getting repetitive?

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Pete Buttigieg will end his campaign for President on Sunday in ~news

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    Crazy to think Biden is now the youngest male candidate for the Democrats.

    Crazy to think Biden is now the youngest male candidate for the Democrats.

    10 votes
  8. Comment on Security researcher hacks SlickWraps, publishes a disclosure in ~comp

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    This could have been played out so much better to give this "white hat" security researcher some reputability behind their work. They just gave steps behind every single way to access the data,...

    This could have been played out so much better to give this "white hat" security researcher some reputability behind their work. They just gave steps behind every single way to access the data, which hasn't even been secured yet. They are equally at fault at this point, and every positive-intent statement is a complete contradiction when that article and whitepaper was written the way it was.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on The laptop market is in an atrocious state in ~tech

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    This is a key comment for me. I love ThinkPads, but they materially don't feel like quality to me, despite how versatile they can be. Surface Books are more expensive than MacBooks for me here if...

    They're not as loose and cheap feeling as Thinkpads.

    This is a key comment for me. I love ThinkPads, but they materially don't feel like quality to me, despite how versatile they can be. Surface Books are more expensive than MacBooks for me here if I buy them brand new from Microsoft, that's including my student discounts!

    Thank you for your comments, I'll look into System76 as a good alternative to MacBooks.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord will be released in Early Access on March 31, 2020 in ~games

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    Looking at the trailer, I thought wow they finally made some advancements on the graphics. The screenshots tell me otherwise. Looks like an expansion for the initial games, hope I'm wrong!

    Looking at the trailer, I thought wow they finally made some advancements on the graphics. The screenshots tell me otherwise. Looks like an expansion for the initial games, hope I'm wrong!

    1 vote
  11. Comment on The laptop market is in an atrocious state in ~tech

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    Primarily software development, currently a student. Linux isn't important to me, but I wouldn't mind, especially on a laptop. Linux would be much easier to run on the hardware and having native...

    I hate answering a question with a questions, but what are you using your laptop for, and how important is it for you to run Linux?

    Primarily software development, currently a student. Linux isn't important to me, but I wouldn't mind, especially on a laptop. Linux would be much easier to run on the hardware and having native support for Pop!_OS pushes that even further. I'm already more than familiar with the inner workings of Linux, especially headless, for all my projects I've worked on over the past years.

    How is the material feel for their laptops? One thing that always seems to keep pushing me to MacBooks is the aluminum chassis and quality control - aside from the keyboard hiccups.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on The laptop market is in an atrocious state in ~tech

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    Would you recommend System 76 as a primary laptop brand over Apple's MacBook? Been looking into a new laptop and I'm waiting on Ryzen's 4000 series mainly. The odds of Apple going with Ryzen over...

    System 76 makes very good laptops at a relatively good price, as long as we remember that quality costs money. Linux support is absolutely first rate, build quality is fantastic. These are obviously not a fashion accessory, being fairly ugly.

    Would you recommend System 76 as a primary laptop brand over Apple's MacBook?

    Been looking into a new laptop and I'm waiting on Ryzen's 4000 series mainly. The odds of Apple going with Ryzen over Ice Lake seems slim to none.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on The mattress landfill crisis: how the race to bring us better beds led to a recycling nightmare in ~enviro

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    Such an odd inclusion.

    I watch transfixed as a cherry-picker operator feeds mattresses into the machine as if they were fruit being fed into a blender. As the machine chomps bulky mattresses down in seconds, I think: this would be an excellent place to get rid of a body.

    Such an odd inclusion.

    9 votes
  14. Comment on Tesla remotely disables Autopilot on used Model S after it was sold in ~tech

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    This seems like a gross move that wouldn't benefit Tesla in any way once made public. As a potential customer, this leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth.

    This seems like a gross move that wouldn't benefit Tesla in any way once made public.

    As a potential customer, this leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth.

    15 votes
  15. Comment on Wacom drawing tablets track the name of every application that you open in ~tech

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    Going to have to feel bad for Rick at Wacom.

    Going to have to feel bad for Rick at Wacom.

  16. Comment on WireGuard has been merged into Linux 5.6 in ~comp

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    WireGuard's website used to have a disclaimer stating it is not audited for security purposes and should not be meant for production use. Did this change recently?

    WireGuard's website used to have a disclaimer stating it is not audited for security purposes and should not be meant for production use. Did this change recently?

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Every Google result now looks like an ad in ~tech

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    For me they look less like ads, but there's just so much visual clutter on the screen now. It feels different away from the usual minimalist approach we've seen in the past.

    For me they look less like ads, but there's just so much visual clutter on the screen now. It feels different away from the usual minimalist approach we've seen in the past.

    16 votes