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  1. Comment on Hatari - Hatrið Mun Sigra (Hatred Will Prevail) in ~music

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    Spain getting so few votes is seriously a crime. It's an instant summer hit if I've ever heard one. I am having a vacation in Greece in July, and I am expecting to hear that song out of every...

    Spain getting so few votes is seriously a crime. It's an instant summer hit if I've ever heard one. I am having a vacation in Greece in July, and I am expecting to hear that song out of every radio.

    Obligatory mentioning of the balagan where winners and runner-ups of previous contents sang each others' songs. Verka Serduchka is a national treasure of Ukraine.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Hatari - Hatrið Mun Sigra (Hatred Will Prevail) in ~music

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    “First impression” favourite: Lake Malawi from Czechia. “Acquired taste” favourite: KEiiNO from Norway. I mean, they are a super group of a gay guy, a blonde girl, and an “ethnic” guy. They know...

    “First impression” favourite: Lake Malawi from Czechia.

    “Acquired taste” favourite: KEiiNO from Norway. I mean, they are a super group of a gay guy, a blonde girl, and an “ethnic” guy. They know exactly what the Eurovision fans want. They're essentially Aqua 2.0. Naturally they won the people's vote, which is the only vote that matters. (Seriously though, fuck the jury vote.)

    And Hatari, obviously. Because hatred will prevail, and Europe will fall.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Hatari - Hatrið Mun Sigra (Hatred Will Prevail) in ~music

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    Just making sure y'all North-Americans get to experience some of the magic of Eurovision Song Contest. They didn't win, but boy will they be remembered.

    Just making sure y'all North-Americans get to experience some of the magic of Eurovision Song Contest. They didn't win, but boy will they be remembered.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Mozilla Firefox Preview, new Firefox browser, is available on Google Play in ~tech

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    Does anybody know, what does it mean for Firefox Focus? Are they going to continue supporting it, abandon it, or rebuild it on top of this Fenix thing?

    Does anybody know, what does it mean for Firefox Focus? Are they going to continue supporting it, abandon it, or rebuild it on top of this Fenix thing?

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Eurovision 2019: Why is Australia still in the song contest and what would happen if we won? in ~music

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    Except that the contest would have to take place early in the morning, so that Europe, the primary consumer, can watch it in the evening. That's what the “Eurovision, or as they call it in...

    Adelaide Oval during sunset would be a perfect place (…)

    Except that the contest would have to take place early in the morning, so that Europe, the primary consumer, can watch it in the evening. That's what the “Eurovision, or as they call it in Australia, ‘Breakfast Television’” joke was about.

  6. Comment on CPU.fail - Multiple attacks against modern Intel CPUs disclosed (ZombieLoad, RIDL, Fallout) in ~comp

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    In retrospect, Microsoft's decision to use ARM for its Surface series or computers looks very smart. I hope we'll see ARM powered workstation-type notebooks very soon. Until then, AMD seems to be...

    In retrospect, Microsoft's decision to use ARM for its Surface series or computers looks very smart. I hope we'll see ARM powered workstation-type notebooks very soon. Until then, AMD seems to be the only choice.

    13 votes
  7. Comment on It's Eurovision week! How will you watch the competition? Which song is your favourite? What are your predictions? in ~music

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    You could have just snooped in my user bio :-P But yeah, Russia. Sergey Lazarev is one of the few Russian pop stars who actually have some talent, and I hope he will get a nice score, but I doubt...

    You could have just snooped in my user bio :-P

    But yeah, Russia. Sergey Lazarev is one of the few Russian pop stars who actually have some talent, and I hope he will get a nice score, but I doubt that he will be allowed to win, because politics.

    I honestly think that Little Big should've gone instead. They are sure to make a good Eurovision-worthy show, as well as a catchy beat. To say nothing about viral internet video points.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on It's Eurovision week! How will you watch the competition? Which song is your favourite? What are your predictions? in ~music

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    Every year I don't listen to the songs (apart from the song from my country) before the competition, because I want the live show to be my first exposure to them. I want to be surprised :-D

    Every year I don't listen to the songs (apart from the song from my country) before the competition, because I want the live show to be my first exposure to them. I want to be surprised :-D

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Stephen Paul Taylor - Everybody Knows Shit's Fucked in ~music

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    I wonder if a lot of people here know about the magical man that is Stephen Paul Taylor. He has been becoming more and more popular in Russia, a fact to which he replied by making a lot of cover...

    I wonder if a lot of people here know about the magical man that is Stephen Paul Taylor. He has been becoming more and more popular in Russia, a fact to which he replied by making a lot of cover versions of popular Russian songs from the 80s, including Aljans'sNa Zarie”, in decent Russian no less.

    Tell me what you think.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on The little printf in ~comp

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    Thank you for posting that. I remember reading this when was still a junior and not really feeling like any of the archetypes. 3–4 years and several promotions later, I feel like a mix of the...

    Thank you for posting that. I remember reading this when was still a junior and not really feeling like any of the archetypes. 3–4 years and several promotions later, I feel like a mix of the grumpy Domain Expert and the Fire Extinguisher. I have been trying to be kinder and move away from devops shit, but both things are hard. Mental health issues don't help either. Here's to hoping that 2019 is the last year of fire extinguishing and obscenity screaming.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on I'm working on an app for learning Chinese, anyone interested in helping me test it? in ~misc

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    Very interesting story, thanks for answering!

    Very interesting story, thanks for answering!

    2 votes
  12. Comment on I'm working on an app for learning Chinese, anyone interested in helping me test it? in ~misc

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    Congratulations with the release! Could you tell us, what does the “dong” in the name mean? I am asking, because the word “dong” has a certain meaning in informal English, which may or may not be...

    Congratulations with the release! Could you tell us, what does the “dong” in the name mean? I am asking, because the word “dong” has a certain meaning in informal English, which may or may not be a problem for you.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Recommend me a book that _________. in ~books

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    I would love to hear more about this, but I will understand if it's too painful. Maybe there are publications you can recommend on the topic? Also, sorry about your enjoyment of the profession...

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is an absolute titan on the educational landscape of the US, and I would argue that many of the reforms they have supported have directly contributed to the toxic educational culture that has destroyed my love for this job.

    I would love to hear more about this, but I will understand if it's too painful. Maybe there are publications you can recommend on the topic?

    Also, sorry about your enjoyment of the profession being destroyed.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on The plot that failed: how Venezuela's 'uprising' fizzled in ~news

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    A-a-and you have just stepped into a murky pool known as “Who Is The Real Representative?”. Bashar Assad requested Russian help in Syria. Does this mean that Russian actions in Syria are now...

    Unless the host nation requests the help, all foreign meddling is a violation of sovereignty.

    A-a-and you have just stepped into a murky pool known as “Who Is The Real Representative?”. Bashar Assad requested Russian help in Syria. Does this mean that Russian actions in Syria are now officially not-meddling?

    9 votes