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  1. Comment on Anti-Defamation League faces Wikipedia ban over reliability concerns on Israel, antisemitism in ~news

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    You can't make this shit up: Wikipedia critizes the ADL for labelling legitimate critisism of Israel as anti-semite, the ADL then proceeds to call them anti-semite, thus proving the point. On a...

    You can't make this shit up:

    Moreover, in a near consensus, dozens of Wikipedia editors involved in the discussion said they believe the ADL should not be cited for factual information on antisemitism as well because it acts primarily as a pro-Israel organization and tends to label legitimate criticism of Israel as antisemitism.

    In a written statement, the ADL said the decision by Wikipedia was the result of a ”campaign to delegitimize the ADL"

    “This is a sad development for research and education, but ADL will not be daunted in our age-old fight against antisemitism and all forms of hate,” the statement said.

    Wikipedia critizes the ADL for labelling legitimate critisism of Israel as anti-semite, the ADL then proceeds to call them anti-semite, thus proving the point.

    On a more serious note, I think this is a concerning development. I think a major reason for anti-semitism is that jews get conflated to zionists/pro-israeli government when that is not the case and these organizations claiming they're helping the cause of fighting anti-semitism are only worsening that perception by proving the point. We have the same issue in the Netherlands and it is sad to see.

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  2. Comment on ‘It’s unbearable’: in ever-hotter US cities, air conditioning is no longer enough in ~enviro

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    Fair enough. Have you considered using Solar panels on/as fencing? I've heard some pretty positive results from that. I've even heard that vertical panels can be more efficient than angled ones.

    Fair enough. Have you considered using Solar panels on/as fencing? I've heard some pretty positive results from that. I've even heard that vertical panels can be more efficient than angled ones.

  3. Comment on ‘It’s unbearable’: in ever-hotter US cities, air conditioning is no longer enough in ~enviro

  4. Comment on The sad, stupid rise of the sigma male: how toxic masculinity took over social media in ~life.men

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    I'm sorry if I put words in your mouth, that wasn't my intention. As for mysoganistic, I was more getting at the human trafficking and sexual abuse of Andrew Tate. That's a lot worse than "just"...

    I'm sorry if I put words in your mouth, that wasn't my intention. As for mysoganistic, I was more getting at the human trafficking and sexual abuse of Andrew Tate. That's a lot worse than "just" mysoginy.

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  5. Comment on ‘It’s unbearable’: in ever-hotter US cities, air conditioning is no longer enough in ~enviro

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    Could you elaborate on why you wouldn't have enough room? I am imagening an average NA suburban house, and that would probably work, but that is a complete guess of course.

    Could you elaborate on why you wouldn't have enough room? I am imagening an average NA suburban house, and that would probably work, but that is a complete guess of course.

  6. Comment on The sad, stupid rise of the sigma male: how toxic masculinity took over social media in ~life.men

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    It's not his views but his actions I am getting at. Human trafficking and sexual abuse are quite up there at the horribleness scale. I think even his followers agree to some extent because they...

    It's not his views but his actions I am getting at. Human trafficking and sexual abuse are quite up there at the horribleness scale. I think even his followers agree to some extent because they either say that the alligations aren't true or they say the alligations are exagerated.

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  7. Comment on The sad, stupid rise of the sigma male: how toxic masculinity took over social media in ~life.men

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    So you don't have any big issues with Tate or Peterson? Especially Andrew Tate has done some gruesome things: he is a convicted sex trafficer, sexual abuser and promotes extremely women-unfriendly...

    So you don't have any big issues with Tate or Peterson? Especially Andrew Tate has done some gruesome things: he is a convicted sex trafficer, sexual abuser and promotes extremely women-unfriendly views (not girls, pet pieve of mine: girls makes it sound you only care about women as a thing to chase after). If I read your comment as-is (sarcasm on the internet and all), you're still only distancing yourself because it might hamper your dating life, not because he is a geniunely terrible human being.

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  8. Comment on ‘It’s unbearable’: in ever-hotter US cities, air conditioning is no longer enough in ~enviro

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    Yeah, I think that's a fair assessment. About the battery temps though: isn't that pretty consistently between ~ 20 - 25 celsius? That's what I have always heard about EV batteries.

    Yeah, I think that's a fair assessment. About the battery temps though: isn't that pretty consistently between ~ 20 - 25 celsius? That's what I have always heard about EV batteries.

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  9. Comment on ‘It’s unbearable’: in ever-hotter US cities, air conditioning is no longer enough in ~enviro

  10. Comment on ‘It’s unbearable’: in ever-hotter US cities, air conditioning is no longer enough in ~enviro

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    Will a generator not also fail with extreme heat due to overheating? You're probably better off investing in solar panels and a battery.

    Will a generator not also fail with extreme heat due to overheating? You're probably better off investing in solar panels and a battery.

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  11. Comment on Should I go heat pump only? in ~life.home_improvement

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    Technology Connections made a great video about bad HVAC practises carrying over to Heat Pumps: https://youtu.be/DTsQjiPlksA

    Technology Connections made a great video about bad HVAC practises carrying over to Heat Pumps: https://youtu.be/DTsQjiPlksA

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  12. Comment on Toyota’s bet on hybrids was mocked, then vindicated. Now it’s trying to repeat the trick with an unlikely bet on the combustion engine. in ~transport

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    No you are right about that, I indeed stated that diesel cars are more eficcient than gasoline cars.

    No you are right about that, I indeed stated that diesel cars are more eficcient than gasoline cars.

  13. Comment on Toyota’s bet on hybrids was mocked, then vindicated. Now it’s trying to repeat the trick with an unlikely bet on the combustion engine. in ~transport

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    I wholehartedly agree on the last part as well, we should mainly focus on that. In the same way, I don't like that EVs are a cop out for the rich like you said. About the fact check, I don't...

    I wholehartedly agree on the last part as well, we should mainly focus on that. In the same way, I don't like that EVs are a cop out for the rich like you said. About the fact check, I don't really get what you mean. Do you mean that diesel powered vehicles emit less per mile than EVs? Because I would highly doubt that. I would expect that those numbers come from some calculation made on a grid with very little renewables which is not really fair, since we are rapidly moving to more renewables. I would happily be proven wrong with some sources though, I'm also going to look for some on CO2 per mile for the lifecycle of EVs vs diesel cars.

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  14. Comment on Toyota’s bet on hybrids was mocked, then vindicated. Now it’s trying to repeat the trick with an unlikely bet on the combustion engine. in ~transport

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    I think you're missing a lot of key points (imo of course) The electricity grid has to be upgraded anyway: we need to move to an electricity based society because all electric appliances waste...

    I think you're missing a lot of key points (imo of course)

    • The electricity grid has to be upgraded anyway: we need to move to an electricity based society because all electric appliances waste less energy and produce no air pollution. Heat pumps (300%) vs gas (90%), Induction stoves (~90%) vs gas stoves (30%) etc. This means that the argument about the grid is less relevant (not irrelevant though). Keep in mind that for biomass based diesel to work, we need to somehow farm, process and transport the resources, which is always less efficient than renewables. Here's a great video on this exact topic: https://youtu.be/EVJkq4iu7bk.
    • Renewables are cheap. Think about it: you plop a solar panel down and it passively produces electricity. This makes it so cheap in fact, that they are even cheaper after you take storage into account. This difference will only get bigger over time.
    • Batteries in cars do not have to be charged at peak demand. In fact, I think EVs will play a pivital role in balancing the grid by vehicle-to-grid technology.
    • Diesel outputs way more CO2 than gasoline.
    • No fuel is "clean" by definition. Have you ever stood behind a diesel bus? Exhaust fumes are a serious health risk and cause astma, early deaths and smog.
    • Minor thing: EVs are just plain better machines. The motor is dead simple and require almost no maintainance. Batteries degrade quite predictably and linearly in modern EVs. One pedal driving is amazing.
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  15. Comment on Honest Question: What benefits can I hope to achieve by switching from jquery to react? in ~comp

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    The resume part really depends on youe location. React seems to be way more popular than Vue or Angular in the US, while nj the Netherlands Vue, Angular and even Laravel and .net seem to be about...

    The resume part really depends on youe location. React seems to be way more popular than Vue or Angular in the US, while nj the Netherlands Vue, Angular and even Laravel and .net seem to be about as popular if not more so from what I've seen.

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  16. Comment on Honest Question: What benefits can I hope to achieve by switching from jquery to react? in ~comp

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    If you are already using razor, you could also look into Blazor. I've been working with it for a bit now (Blazor WASM), and I am quite happy with it so far.

    If you are already using razor, you could also look into Blazor. I've been working with it for a bit now (Blazor WASM), and I am quite happy with it so far.

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  17. Comment on Unpopular opinion: Disqus is the Internet's welcoming gift to the small and medium bloggers in ~tech

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    I host my comments using Giscus. I don't have a lot of comments yet (in fact, I have non atm XD), but requiring a Github account probably helps with filtering.

    I host my comments using Giscus. I don't have a lot of comments yet (in fact, I have non atm XD), but requiring a Github account probably helps with filtering.

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  18. Comment on Wisconsin pension fund now includes bitcoin in ~finance

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    That's pretty much my thoughts on it, great wording.

    That's pretty much my thoughts on it, great wording.

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  19. Comment on Wisconsin pension fund now includes bitcoin in ~finance

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    I was more getting at the concept of cryptocurrency as a "fiat currency replacement". Blockchain might have some interesting use-cases but crypto doesn't have enough upsides for the general public...

    I was more getting at the concept of cryptocurrency as a "fiat currency replacement". Blockchain might have some interesting use-cases but crypto doesn't have enough upsides for the general public to switch. I have only seen use by scammers and some niche use-cases. I might be missing something here, but I understand blockchain and it is a cool technologie but I think the only reason crypto is still around is because investor types who don't understand it see that it increases in value, which just sounds like a bubble waiting to pop. That's why I believe that it will ultimately tank and only stay in use for niche use-cases.

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  20. Comment on Wisconsin pension fund now includes bitcoin in ~finance

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    Bitcoin still hasn't proven it has any practical use outside of being a speculative asset. It's one crash away from being pretty much worthless imo.

    Bitcoin still hasn't proven it has any practical use outside of being a speculative asset. It's one crash away from being pretty much worthless imo.

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