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  1. Comment on Biden campaign adopts policy of carbon-free power for USA by 2035 in $2 trillion environment plan in ~enviro

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    My kid will be starting school around the same time as the next election, if the UCP under Kenney get in again we're going to be taking a hard look at staying in this province. Having gone through...

    My kid will be starting school around the same time as the next election, if the UCP under Kenney get in again we're going to be taking a hard look at staying in this province. Having gone through the crowded underfunded school system under Klien I don't want my kid experiencing that. We'll not be limiting ourselves to Canada.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Biden campaign adopts policy of carbon-free power for USA by 2035 in $2 trillion environment plan in ~enviro

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    'Berta :( Born and raised, never in my almost 40 years here have I thought of living anywhere else (save for getting a dream job that required moving) but this government is something else.

    'Berta :( Born and raised, never in my almost 40 years here have I thought of living anywhere else (save for getting a dream job that required moving) but this government is something else.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Linux 5.8 formally adds the inclusive terminology guidelines in ~tech

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    As a person that once thought this way a decade ago I'll tell you what it is, at least for me, it's privilege. I didn't feel there was an issue with calling things master/slave or...

    As a person that once thought this way a decade ago I'll tell you what it is, at least for me, it's privilege. I didn't feel there was an issue with calling things master/slave or whitelist/blacklist because we weren't talking about people. The terms were common place and changing them seemed like a completely superfluous point of self flagellation that the pc babies were forcing upon us. When you're included as a default for everything it takes effort and introspection to empathize with the excluded.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Biden campaign adopts policy of carbon-free power for USA by 2035 in $2 trillion environment plan in ~enviro

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    I think an ambitious project by one of the most powerful and currently anti-climate regimes is just what the rest of the world needs to stop messing around with half measures. I'm not a fan of...

    I think an ambitious project by one of the most powerful and currently anti-climate regimes is just what the rest of the world needs to stop messing around with half measures.

    I'm not a fan of Biden or the USA in particular right now but it would totally change my opinion and would make my next 4 years if they followed through with this plan, it truly would MAGA in my books. And if only to see my provincial government and other "well USA and China are doing nothing" climate deniers meltdown.

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

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    RimWorld: Just bought the Royalty DLC, it's a lot of fun but I really need to tone it down on the mods, it take about 3 minutes to load the game at this point (my computer has 16gb ram and the...

    RimWorld: Just bought the Royalty DLC, it's a lot of fun but I really need to tone it down on the mods, it take about 3 minutes to load the game at this point (my computer has 16gb ram and the game is on an SSD) and if I'm on my linux partition it will crash my computer if I have and videos in my browser going

    Heroes of the Storm: it's probably the best casual MOBA I've played, the games don't typically run long and people aren't as toxic as Dota/LoL.

    COD MW: It's filling that itch for a run and gun shooter.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on What are you into lately? in ~hobbies

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    The Wiggles, I wake up every morning and fall asleep every night with one of their songs in my head. help

    The Wiggles, I wake up every morning and fall asleep every night with one of their songs in my head. help

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Star Trek: Lower Decks trailer in ~tv

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    It was never resolved in canon but, according to the writers technical guide, apparently the warp pollution problem was resolved for Voyager with the warp bubble shaping nacelles, that's why they...

    It was never resolved in canon but, according to the writers technical guide, apparently the warp pollution problem was resolved for Voyager with the warp bubble shaping nacelles, that's why they had multiple configurations, presumably they were able to do bubble shaping without mechanically adjusting the nacelles in newer ships since Voyager was a prototype and no other ships after seemed to have them.

    Regarding the warp speeds, they likely redefined the speeds in the "All Good Things" future timeline, like they did for TNG from TOS. Saying Warp 9.9999[n] probably got tedious at some point.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What are three things you wanna do once the pandemic is over? in ~talk

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    My life hasn't really changed since the pandemic, I already worked from home full time. It's been nice having my wife working from home though, we get to go on more 1:1 dates now that the day...

    My life hasn't really changed since the pandemic, I already worked from home full time. It's been nice having my wife working from home though, we get to go on more 1:1 dates now that the day homes have re-opened.

    The only thing I really miss is occasionally visiting my friends in a pub and taking my kid to indoor play centres and pools.

    11 votes
  9. Comment on Chris Morocco recreates Leah Chase's Gumbo from taste | Bon App├ętit in ~food

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    Anyone else find this character they are cultivating with Chris as being this super taster kind of tedious when he consistently falls in middle of the pack in blind tasting contests with his...

    Anyone else find this character they are cultivating with Chris as being this super taster kind of tedious when he consistently falls in middle of the pack in blind tasting contests with his peers. I've been enjoying his home videos where it's just him being himself.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on What's your favorite defunct website? in ~talk

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    Yep the Daniel Pearl video basically satisfied my morbid curiosity for life.

    Yep the Daniel Pearl video basically satisfied my morbid curiosity for life.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Do you think there is anything from the past we should bring back? in ~talk

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    I live in a climate where we only get about 5-6 months of good growing season, we have a garden but we only get a few meals out of what we can grow. Raising livestock in city limits is prohibited...

    I live in a climate where we only get about 5-6 months of good growing season, we have a garden but we only get a few meals out of what we can grow. Raising livestock in city limits is prohibited as well. There was a push recently to allow chickens but was defeated by the NIMBY heavy council. I totally would get some viable hens for eggs during the good months and slaughter towards winter, having helped raise chickens as a kid keeping them alive in the winters is a huge cost sink unless you're running an operation at scale.

    Community dances happen in my community regularly, I've never been to one but once this pandemic is over my kid will be roughly the appropriate age to go to the Jellybean dances so that should be fun.

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

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    Oh wow I had completely forgot about Phantasy Star. When I was a kid I only knew one person that had a genesis, my friend's older brother, and looking up this game it reminded me of when we used...

    Oh wow I had completely forgot about Phantasy Star. When I was a kid I only knew one person that had a genesis, my friend's older brother, and looking up this game it reminded me of when we used to watch him play this game for hours. I never actually play it, I wanted to though because it looked so friggin awesome. I might have to pick myself up a mini.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I feel you, my projects directory is full of these. Many of them where I just gave up after tinkering around at the tech stack stage. My toxic perfectionism never wants to work on a MVP that could...

    I feel you, my projects directory is full of these. Many of them where I just gave up after tinkering around at the tech stack stage. My toxic perfectionism never wants to work on a MVP that could introduce any technical debt that could hurt future the project so I over engineer it to the point that it's so overwhelming to work on that I don't want to.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    It was finally nice enough to go for a bike ride with the kid, so that's what we did. Also a few walks. Cleaned up the back yard and prepping for planting the garden. We've been getting a lot of...

    It was finally nice enough to go for a bike ride with the kid, so that's what we did. Also a few walks. Cleaned up the back yard and prepping for planting the garden.

    We've been getting a lot of precipitation in the form of snow in our province and it's been on the cooler side. Bit of a double edge sword, in that we want to be outside more, but on the other hand, the wild fires that are still burning up North from last year can't really get out of control and reduce our air quality.

    Today is going to be the first day that I'm really wishing I could go sit on a pub patio though.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on How do/did all of you feel about posting your age on the internet? in ~talk

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    Agreed, I also try to establish some lies about myself and intentionally drop those from time to time. If I ever mention something personal I try to fudge it but keep it consistent. E.g., If I...

    Agreed, I also try to establish some lies about myself and intentionally drop those from time to time. If I ever mention something personal I try to fudge it but keep it consistent. E.g., If I ever mention my birthdate it's off by a couple years, months and days, but always the same date. One of my brothers might actually be a sister or a close friend I've known all my life. Stuff like that.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Stop making students use Eclipse in ~comp

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    I did, but after using version control I could not go back to home rolling my own backups. Being able to bisect is just too valuable when trying to track when when a regression was introduced.

    Some of us went to college before version control was widely known. Backups will also work, if you do them.

    I did, but after using version control I could not go back to home rolling my own backups. Being able to bisect is just too valuable when trying to track when when a regression was introduced.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Is macOS truly the holy grail UX for older people? in ~tech

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    Depends, for my mom when she had a mac it was terrible for her because she didn't really have support, I know linux and I know windows, best I could do for her on her Mac and iPhone is google...

    Depends, for my mom when she had a mac it was terrible for her because she didn't really have support, I know linux and I know windows, best I could do for her on her Mac and iPhone is google stuff for her.

    The best was a Chromebook because it had everything she needed, everything was backed up with no effort on her part, and since she's still a substitute teacher she has access to their IT department and kids that are familiar with the device as that's what they use.

    When I use a mac or ios I honestly don't find their UIUX significantly more intuitive than Windows or Linux or Android. It's got its own learning curves and I often bump up against stuff that doesn't work the way I expect it to because of my experience in the other operating systems.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on What's a good way to learn how to maintain my own computer hardware? in ~comp

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    As long as you buy a somewhat decent PSU it's fine. I've got computers running for the better part of a decade as well and it's never the PSU that fails, it's always the components with moving...

    As long as you buy a somewhat decent PSU it's fine. I've got computers running for the better part of a decade as well and it's never the PSU that fails, it's always the components with moving parts.

    Personally when I'm speccing a new computer there are two things I don't cheap out on the PSU and Motherboard, everything else is upgradable and replaceable, a bad power supply can do a lot of damage and upgrading a motherboard usually means a whole new set of components.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Don't record topic history by submitters within the first 5 minutes of posting? in ~tildes

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    Seems like too little benefit and it could have performance implications having filter the db query by minutes just to avoid having an unclean edit history. I think if it bothers someone so much...

    Seems like too little benefit and it could have performance implications having filter the db query by minutes just to avoid having an unclean edit history. I think if it bothers someone so much then they should take it as an opportunity to learn some discipline or let go of some of their anal retentive nature.

  20. Comment on Don't record topic history by submitters within the first 5 minutes of posting? in ~tildes

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    In my opinion I think it should stay the way it is and this is coming from someone that frequently needs to perform edits immediately after submitting. I think if it's that important to hide the...

    In my opinion I think it should stay the way it is and this is coming from someone that frequently needs to perform edits immediately after submitting. I think if it's that important to hide the history you should just delete and redo. Giving grace periods opens it up for abuse, I've had users on reddit try to gaslight me about their comment because I've replied within the edit grace period and they edited it to remove or change what I was replying to.

    5 votes