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  1. Comment on Stripe is silently recording your movements on its customers' websites in ~comp

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    I'm sorry but if your module(s) load a library and the library docs say they check traffic and their support says they check traffic then this is not stealth tracking. You loaded their code, their...

    I'm sorry but if your module(s) load a library and the library docs say they check traffic and their support says they check traffic then this is not stealth tracking. You loaded their code, their code tracks users.

    They're not doing anything particularly malicious, you are loading their code. If you don't trust stripe, don't load their code. If you only want it on certain parts of your site, then only load it on certain parts of your site.

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  2. Comment on Let's talk gaming on Linux in ~games

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    Same here. If I'm in gaming mood, I probably don't want to start by having to tinker or tweak or do anything beyond click a button a couple of times and start playing. I also get a much better...

    I’m running my games on Windows and MacOS because I don’t have any spare time to spend on fixing things

    Same here. If I'm in gaming mood, I probably don't want to start by having to tinker or tweak or do anything beyond click a button a couple of times and start playing.

    I also get a much better frame rate under Windows than under Linux or macOS. I've tried the same games on the same hardware and I regularly get 20-30 fps higher under Windows.

    That said, I have been playing with an old Pi and SteamLink which works okay. Not sure I'll keep using it, but the setup and run of things was so dead-simple I have to give Valve huge props.

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  3. Comment on Pastry chef, Claire Saffitz, attempts to make gourmet Girl Scout Cookies | Gourmet Makes in ~food

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    Claire fucking NAILED it this time. I've seen most of these and there's generally some issue or hurdle but these turned out perfect.

    Claire fucking NAILED it this time. I've seen most of these and there's generally some issue or hurdle but these turned out perfect.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Pastry chef, Claire Saffitz, attempts to make gourmet Girl Scout Cookies | Gourmet Makes in ~food

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    In the recent no-measure muffins video, Sohla pops butter all over inside it and says Claire just cleaned it: https://youtu.be/pnoLbyhgdts?t=388

    In the recent no-measure muffins video, Sohla pops butter all over inside it and says Claire just cleaned it: https://youtu.be/pnoLbyhgdts?t=388

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  5. Comment on There is no “Linux” platform in ~tech

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    The author is saying that in order to be a platform you need to have an OS along with an app store, dev tooling and design language. They aren't saying you need one for an OS.

    The author is saying that in order to be a platform you need to have an OS along with an app store, dev tooling and design language. They aren't saying you need one for an OS.

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

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    Death Stranding! It's weird, it's slower than something like MW 42: "Dudes with Nukes" and I love it! It reminds me a lot of open-world games like HZD (of course), BotW, etc. but has way more...

    Death Stranding! It's weird, it's slower than something like MW 42: "Dudes with Nukes" and I love it! It reminds me a lot of open-world games like HZD (of course), BotW, etc. but has way more depth and small touches and feels like one of the most polished experiences I've had gaming in years.

    I love it. I'm like ~10hrs in and will definitely be playing it to completion. I love these sorts of games and the clever additions to open-world-ish games like this where you lean on other real-world players are awesome.

    ...that said the product placement was super jarring. DRINK MONSTER ENERGY DRINK. WATCH RIDE WITH NORMA REEDUS.

    EDIT: I cannot stress how weird it is. The creativity behind it makes it worth the play-through. It's like we've had a bunch of sequels and then we get this non-sequel masterpiece.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on What is your dream job ? in ~talk

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    Thankfully I've been saving for retirement since I was 19 but I'm not super FIRE-friendly (I do read the sub-Reddit though). Can't wait to have time to embrace my no-job-dream-job. :D

    Thankfully I've been saving for retirement since I was 19 but I'm not super FIRE-friendly (I do read the sub-Reddit though). Can't wait to have time to embrace my no-job-dream-job. :D

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  8. Comment on What is your dream job ? in ~talk

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    Yes, no job is my dream job. I'm a 35-year-old software developer and I'm not sure if I need to switch careers or what. I've been doing this professional since I was 19 and I'm not sure if I want...

    Yes, no job is my dream job. I'm a 35-year-old software developer and I'm not sure if I need to switch careers or what. I've been doing this professional since I was 19 and I'm not sure if I want to do this for another 16+ years. It's great -- I feel like I can almost literally handle anything -- but man the non-dev work around being a dev has gotten old.

    Maybe I should invest heavily on lotto tickets...

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What is your dream job ? in ~talk

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    I want to have unlimited time for things that interest me and never have to worry about keeping a schedule or performing tasks on behalf of a company. I would be able to do whatever I want...

    I want to have unlimited time for things that interest me and never have to worry about keeping a schedule or performing tasks on behalf of a company. I would be able to do whatever I want whenever I want and have enough money to afford most things even if it requires saving for a bit. I want to work hard and accomplish many different things but I don't want to "work" per se.

    Not sure what job that would be or how I'd get it, but that'd be my dream.

    11 votes
  10. Comment on 'Joker' director Todd Phillips pushes back against 'outrage,' 'far left' criticism in ~movies

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    Yes, let's blame a movie with a fictional character based on prior art that's been around for decades on the impact it could have, maybe, on vulnerable groups and let's consider every possible way...

    Yes, let's blame a movie with a fictional character based on prior art that's been around for decades on the impact it could have, maybe, on vulnerable groups and let's consider every possible way it could offend or upset anyone within the last decade.

    All sorts of terrible things happen all the time. Murder, rape, kidnapping, burglary, etc. Does that mean we shouldn't make movies about these things because folks who may have experienced them might be upset?

    What if you lost a family member to a giant talking robot? Do you get to ask that the Transformers franchise donate to a charity on your behalf? Do you get outraged that Starscream may have been presented in a sympathetic way?

    I understand how these sorts of things may personally impact certain individuals but it is absolutely absurd to demand charity donations and to even consider cancellation because of an event that occurred 7 years ago (Aurora).

    The problem isn't the art; the problem is reality. The problem is that these shootings aren't only occurring in fictional works. The problem is that a group of involuntary celibates might get radicalized by a movie.

    17 votes
  11. Comment on Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    Meta: Yes, recurring. Weekly. Yes, allow DBA/systems stuff.

    Meta:

    • Yes, recurring.
    • Weekly.
    • Yes, allow DBA/systems stuff.
    4 votes
  12. Comment on Former nail biters --- how did you quit? in ~talk

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    I got braces. I couldn't chew on 'em like I had been, so I had no choice but to quit.

    I got braces. I couldn't chew on 'em like I had been, so I had no choice but to quit.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on What are your favorite movies of 2019 so far? in ~movies

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    I'm going to comment here like I can see the future and just say that IT: Chapter 2 is/was my favorite. I haven't seen it, it's not out yet. But I know it'll be my favorite unless they really,...

    I'm going to comment here like I can see the future and just say that IT: Chapter 2 is/was my favorite. I haven't seen it, it's not out yet. But I know it'll be my favorite unless they really, really, really fuck it up.

  14. Comment on Why Is Joe Rogan so popular? He understands men in America better than most people do. The rest of the country should start paying attention in ~life

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    Have you even listened to the show or did you just pick an easy target based on what you think you know? Like I get Alex Jones isn't someone we should extol but you're dead wrong about how Joe has...

    without an iota of friction

    Have you even listened to the show or did you just pick an easy target based on what you think you know? Like I get Alex Jones isn't someone we should extol but you're dead wrong about how Joe has handled him.

    In the last Alex Jones interview there was a TON of friction and making-fun and more directed at Alex. Alex himself said, "I gotta be honest I'm kind of retarded" and in a few newer episodes Joe has brought that up. He knows Alex is a rage monster who's a little crazy and he's super transparent about that in his show.

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  15. Comment on Why Is Joe Rogan so popular? He understands men in America better than most people do. The rest of the country should start paying attention in ~life

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    I'll chime in and say that the other comments in here sound crazy. How anyone in this thread can wax on and on about the mystery around JRE's appeal shows how out of touch maybe some folks are. In...

    I'll chime in and say that the other comments in here sound crazy. How anyone in this thread can wax on and on about the mystery around JRE's appeal shows how out of touch maybe some folks are. In the last month there are something like 65,000,000 views/listens and he has ~6,000,000 subscribers

    I do not agree that just because you see something as toxic means it is not worth at least trying to understand. Toxicity is subjective and personal and there aren't hard and fast rules about what one person should be allowed to say or what should be allowed to be broadcast. The notion that there are thoughts or ideas that are so harmful they should never be discussed seems silly. We're dealing with humans, not a Harry Potter villain.

    I also don't think that the millions of listeners/viewers are all just insecure teenagers seeking masculinity. Or that it's just a bunch of juiced-up fanboys flexing while fantasizing about monkeys taking DMT.

    I'm a 35 year-old software engineer from a large, progressive town and I love JRE. I don't listen to be told how to think or because my testosterone is low. I listen because it's funny, sometimes there are great interviews. In the last couple weeks I've heard Tom Papa talk about hookworm, Bernie Sanders talk for more than a few minutes, a jiu jitsu expert tell his story, etc.

    You don't like it? Cool, no sweat. It's not for everyone, and that's 100% fine. But stop painting his motives or his audience as something that's easy for you to hate. You're being judgemental and throwing a lot of your own hurtful stereotypes around.

    30 votes
  16. Comment on Gordon Ramsay's new show "Uncharted" is a toothless attempt to follow in Anthony Bourdain's footsteps in ~food

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    He's good at shaking things up at the owner/manager level because that's almost always where the problems stem from. When you have a few days or a week or whatever time they usually spend helping...

    He's good at shaking things up at the owner/manager level because that's almost always where the problems stem from.

    When you have a few days or a week or whatever time they usually spend helping restaurants on shows like Kitchen Nightmares, Restaurant Impossible, et al. you don't have time to gently address/fix you have to sort of charge your way through it and I think that leads to more aggressive tactics.

    Of course, it's also about marketing and viewership. A quick clip of someone being super emotional can be intriguing and if positioned near the end of the episode can keep you watching through the whole thing. They do this same thing with shows like The Bachelor and even game shows like Spin The Wheel.

    8 votes
  17. Comment on Gordon Ramsay's new show "Uncharted" is a toothless attempt to follow in Anthony Bourdain's footsteps in ~food

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    Regarding C: I used to love Vice -- and I still do love some of their features -- but a lot of their regular content reads like a salty Pitchfork reviewer writing negative clickbait.

    Regarding C: I used to love Vice -- and I still do love some of their features -- but a lot of their regular content reads like a salty Pitchfork reviewer writing negative clickbait.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on Ranger, a console file manager for Vi/Vim users in ~comp

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    Very nice. Movement was intuitive and Vim-friendly. Might take some work learning the commands/operations but overall I love it. Bonus points for Solarized baked-in and a quick way to get going...

    Very nice. Movement was intuitive and Vim-friendly. Might take some work learning the commands/operations but overall I love it. Bonus points for Solarized baked-in and a quick way to get going with config stuff via ranger --copy-config=all

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  19. Comment on What is your personal preference and why: vim or emacs? in ~comp

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    (Neo)Vim all day. Nothing else makes sense the way I think it should like Vim. It's always on any server I connect to and with things like ale, deoplete, gutentags...it's just enough of an IDE-ish...

    (Neo)Vim all day. Nothing else makes sense the way I think it should like Vim. It's always on any server I connect to and with things like ale, deoplete, gutentags...it's just enough of an IDE-ish setup that I feel super productive coding.

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  20. Comment on What's your favorite videogame? in ~games

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    Time-wise "favorite" is TF2 and Overwatch. General preference would be Horizon Zero Dawn, Read Dead 2, Breath of the Wild.

    Time-wise "favorite" is TF2 and Overwatch. General preference would be Horizon Zero Dawn, Read Dead 2, Breath of the Wild.

    2 votes