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  1. Comment on If you are sewing masks, please be sure they can be used in ~creative

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    It’s not pointless. A lot of places recommend wearing any mask, not because they protect you, but because they protect everyone else. If you sneeze or cough into your mask, you will not spray...

    It’s not pointless. A lot of places recommend wearing any mask, not because they protect you, but because they protect everyone else. If you sneeze or cough into your mask, you will not spray particles as far, etc.
    Once we get past the stigma and we all start wearing masks, the rate of spreading of the virus will go down immensely.

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

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    I also play half life alyx, tho I didn’t today and yesterday. But god damn this game is so incredibly scary. The game without VR would be okay, but with VR and life size Zombies and headcrabs...

    I also play half life alyx, tho I didn’t today and yesterday. But god damn this game is so incredibly scary. The game without VR would be okay, but with VR and life size Zombies and headcrabs jumping at you, having to reload slowly and having to aim. It’s just so spooky. I actually have trouble playing it and I sometimes just need to sit down and take a break because it just looks so real. I think the game is amazing, I wish there was sth like it, but less spooky .

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Half-Life: Alyx review (spoiler-free): The greatest VR adventure game yet—and then some in ~games

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    Anyone here play it? I got a vive for a few weeks so I can work on a project while my university is closed for corona. So I was thinking of seizing this opportunity to play the game while I can......

    Anyone here play it?
    I got a vive for a few weeks so I can work on a project while my university is closed for corona. So I was thinking of seizing this opportunity to play the game while I can... 50 bucks is discouraging me right now, because I literally bought borderlands and animal crossing in the last week

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Topics about the coronavirus seem to be stifling other activity on the site. How should that be handled? in ~tildes

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    I agree the whole world is pretty much dominated by coronavirus by now. I mean there’s things changing every day. Germany just announced that you’re not allowed to gather in groups of >2 (except...

    I agree the whole world is pretty much dominated by coronavirus by now. I mean there’s things changing every day. Germany just announced that you’re not allowed to gather in groups of >2 (except for the same household etc)
    Our whole world is changing and I think it reflects in all social media.
    I don’t think next week will be different though, I am sure this will be the new normal for quite a while.

    7 votes
  5. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 17 in ~health.coronavirus

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    what kind of foods do you mean? In a lot of stores here the normal pasta is sold out. I still have some, but I wanted to buy an extra pack, so I don't have to worry later, but the only ones left...

    what kind of foods do you mean?
    In a lot of stores here the normal pasta is sold out. I still have some, but I wanted to buy an extra pack, so I don't have to worry later, but the only ones left were some kind of super expensive chickpea/lentil pastas

    1 vote
  6. Comment on I'm meta-anxious about coronavirus and the panic it's inducing in ~health.coronavirus

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    Funny, we are very similarly stocked

    Funny, we are very similarly stocked

  7. Comment on I'm meta-anxious about coronavirus and the panic it's inducing in ~health.coronavirus

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    I’m also in Germany. I think it’s smart to have some food at home, I have enough to be fine for like a week. I think it’s also recommended in general. I wanna avoid leaving the house unless...

    I’m also in Germany. I think it’s smart to have some food at home, I have enough to be fine for like a week. I think it’s also recommended in general. I wanna avoid leaving the house unless necessary for a while, to protect myself and others.

    I did buy lentils and rice in bulk since it was cheaper that way, so if I was in an absolute emergency I could probably last a month, even though I would hate myself, rice and lentils afterwards.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Not a 'math person'? You may be better at learning to code than you think in ~tech

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    Machine Learning is mostly Maths

    Machine Learning is mostly Maths

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect in ~tech

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    I think this is just a very tangible example, this guy did nothing wrong except for cycling past a place, a lot of us drive around, walk around or bike around. And just because of that, he had to...

    I think this is just a very tangible example, this guy did nothing wrong except for cycling past a place, a lot of us drive around, walk around or bike around. And just because of that, he had to spend so much money and it caused so many problems

    8 votes
  10. Comment on After Super Tuesday, Joe Biden is a clear favorite to win the nomination in ~news

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    This kind of thinking is dangerous and I am sure statements like this have been used to manipulate the 2016 election by seriously making people switch sides. If you honestly think about voting for...

    This kind of thinking is dangerous and I am sure statements like this have been used to manipulate the 2016 election by seriously making people switch sides.
    If you honestly think about voting for Trump if Bernie did not get the nomination, I am at a loss for words. This sounds like cutting off your legs because you had a flat tire in the morning.

    10 votes
  11. Comment on Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect in ~tech

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    As messed up as this story is, I a happy something like this has happened. I feel bad for the guy, but this is pretty much going to be THE example I and, I am sure, lot's of others will use...

    As messed up as this story is, I a happy something like this has happened. I feel bad for the guy, but this is pretty much going to be THE example I and, I am sure, lot's of others will use anytime anyone says 'I have nothing to hide' when it comes down to privacy.

    7 votes
  12. Comment on Health experts want to stop daylight-saving time in ~health

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    I can't decide that I go to work from 5AM till 1PM though. And literally all of my social contacts are later in the day, too. So I don't quite get how waking up early would benefit me. Are you an...

    I can't decide that I go to work from 5AM till 1PM though. And literally all of my social contacts are later in the day, too. So I don't quite get how waking up early would benefit me.
    Are you an early riser? What do you do in the mornings?

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Health experts want to stop daylight-saving time in ~health

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    Another huge downside here was, that states got to choose whether they want to stay on DST/Standard time. Imagine 3 bordering countries all of a sudden having different time zones....

    Another huge downside here was, that states got to choose whether they want to stay on DST/Standard time. Imagine 3 bordering countries all of a sudden having different time zones.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/26/european-parliament-votes-to-scrap-daylight-saving-time-from-2021

    Member states would be able to choose whether to remain on “permanent summer” or “permanent winter” time under the draft directive, which passed by 410 votes to 192.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Health experts want to stop daylight-saving time in ~health

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    I commented 2 minutes after you, so here’s a person that is in favor of keeping DST/changing times. It’s not that I realize keeping DST permanently is an option, it’s just that there is no...

    I commented 2 minutes after you, so here’s a person that is in favor of keeping DST/changing times. It’s not that I realize keeping DST permanently is an option, it’s just that there is no precedent whether that would be the case, correct me if I’m wrong. Last we had this debate in the EU, 3/4 respondents were German, and iirc there was a split as to whether DST or Standard time should become the new normal.

    Permanent DST is fine with me, permanent Standard time feels bad.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Health experts want to stop daylight-saving time in ~health

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    I really like DST. I don’t like the sun being up at 4:20 AM in summer.(I’m not a morning person) I also think changing the time twice per year is not really as much of an effort as people make it...

    I really like DST. I don’t like the sun being up at 4:20 AM in summer.(I’m not a morning person)
    I also think changing the time twice per year is not really as much of an effort as people make it out to be. Especially since I personally get way more done in the evening than in the morning, having one hour sunlight extra at night means I get one hour more per day.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Programming trick questions in ~comp

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    I agree, I got the first one at a second thought. When I read the Wikipedia article on the second one, I figured the solution was going to be like that, but I really had no idea what the third one...

    I agree, I got the first one at a second thought.

    When I read the Wikipedia article on the second one, I figured the solution was going to be like that, but I really had no idea what the third one was supposed to be.

    But I guess that’s the point of it being a trick question.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What's the Coronavirus like where you are? in ~talk

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    I noticed in some supermarkets that the cheap pasta was sold out.(in Hesse) And hand sanitizer is also sold out in a lot of places.

    I noticed in some supermarkets that the cheap pasta was sold out.(in Hesse) And hand sanitizer is also sold out in a lot of places.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Police are warning parents a Bristol protest Greta Thunberg is due to join has 'grown so large' it is unlikely usual safety measures will be adequate in ~enviro

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    are the climate protests common in the UK? Here in Germany its super popular. My gf is Dutch and told me they’re not really that common there as far as she knows. I hope the protest goes without...

    are the climate protests common in the UK? Here in Germany its super popular. My gf is Dutch and told me they’re not really that common there as far as she knows.
    I hope the protest goes without any issues, but I am happy about headlines because they show that change is coming

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Changing e-mail and cleaning up my Internet presence in ~tech

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    I use tutanota and I hate that I have to use their slow client, but it was the only secure option I saw that also offered my own domain... Just checked, fastmail/Protonmail are about 50 bucks per...

    I use tutanota and I hate that I have to use their slow client, but it was the only secure option I saw that also offered my own domain... Just checked, fastmail/Protonmail are about 50 bucks per year - compared to tutanotas 1 euro per month

    3 votes
  20. Comment on Japan's next restroom revolution? Phasing out squat toilets for Tokyo 2020 in ~sports

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    I agree 100% especially when you have somewhere to hang up your pants and backpack, public squat toilets are a much preferred option for a number 2

    I agree 100% especially when you have somewhere to hang up your pants and backpack, public squat toilets are a much preferred option for a number 2

    3 votes