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  1. Comment on Twitch, Pinterest, Reddit and more go down in Fastly CDN outage in ~tech

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    It's fastly's cdn causing websites to fail. Out of interest can you elaborate on why you say amazon? I mean maybe amazon is the root cause of fastly's failure because I don't know. Edit: OK I...

    It's fastly's cdn causing websites to fail.

    Out of interest can you elaborate on why you say amazon? I mean maybe amazon is the root cause of fastly's failure because I don't know.

    Edit: OK I think I found an explanation in that thread

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Which language do you think is best? in ~talk

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    My absolute favourite collective noun is A Flange of Baboons because it came from the brilliant Gerald the Gorilla sketch on Not the Nine O'Clock News and so widely adopted by primatologists that...

    My absolute favourite collective noun is A Flange of Baboons because it came from the brilliant Gerald the Gorilla sketch on Not the Nine O'Clock News and so widely adopted by primatologists that it's now officially accepted.

    By the way I'm not sure why but that sketch seems to have been scrubbed from youtube which is odd because there's still a ton of sketches and even whole episodes up there

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Tildes Film Festival: How???? in ~movies

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    I agree very strongly with that. My past experience with online film/TV/book clubs makes me think anything else will peter out pretty quickly. I think the best approach is to start simple and...

    I agree very strongly with that.

    My past experience with online film/TV/book clubs makes me think anything else will peter out pretty quickly. I think the best approach is to start simple and complicate it if/when there is enough momentum.

    I think it's also fairly dependent on an individual or group being motivated enough to drive things and push through any doldrums.

    I'm happy to be proved wrong though!

    6 votes
  4. Comment on UFOs show government competence as either surprisingly high or low in ~misc

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    Our memories are unreliable and malleable. I read of some research recently - if I remember correctly, the very act of recalling memories alters them. Imagine that! The Mandela effect really makes...

    People saying they saw something doesn't mean they saw the thing they said they saw, or anything, really.

    Our memories are unreliable and malleable. I read of some research recently - if I remember correctly, the very act of recalling memories alters them. Imagine that!

    The Mandela effect really makes me wonder what completely bogus beliefs and memories I have.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Sweet Tooth | Teaser trailer in ~tv

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    The exception that proves the rule :) - there's always one! Out of interest which was first for you, the book or the movie?

    The exception that proves the rule :) - there's always one!
    Out of interest which was first for you, the book or the movie?

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Sweet Tooth | Teaser trailer in ~tv

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    So will you watch the actual show? I've learned not to watch adaptations of work I have strong feelings over. I generally only approach it the other way around - I'll delve into the literature of...

    So will you watch the actual show?

    I've learned not to watch adaptations of work I have strong feelings over. I generally only approach it the other way around - I'll delve into the literature of something I've watched and enjoyed. The other way has always been a painful and disappointing experience.

    I can't think of a single example where it's even close to the written material, let alone on a par or better. It's only amplified when it's work that you've grown attached to.

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  7. Comment on Recommend some upbeat / high-energy music that, if I listen to it in my car, will make me want to roll the windows down and drive at unsafe speeds in ~music

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    Inspired by their use in films. Not difficult, but bonus for points the films I'm thinking of: Lux Æterna - Clint Mansell - only about 5/6 years ago that I discovered Clint Mansell was in Pop Will...

    Inspired by their use in films. Not difficult, but bonus for points the films I'm thinking of:

    4 votes
  8. Comment on The ultimate AeroPress technique (Episode #3) in ~food

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    So it begins - next you'll be getting an assistant in to help you blind triangle test! I'm interested to hear what you finally settle on! I don't think my palate is refined enough to rely on a...

    So it begins - next you'll be getting an assistant in to help you blind triangle test!
    I'm interested to hear what you finally settle on!

    I don't think my palate is refined enough to rely on a single test, and I'm definitely not patient enough to test every single tweak so what I generally do is try some new technique for a few days.

    Haven't had a chance yet but my test will be - inverted 1:30 steep after stirring, flip back, wait 30 seconds and plunge. I'm changing 2 variables there but a consistent local maxima is good enough for me!

    2 votes
  9. Comment on The ultimate AeroPress technique (Episode #3) in ~food

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    That was a suggestion from someone on r/coffee. Hoffman's second video (in what must surely now be a legendary series) does say there's a diminishing return from 2-4 minutes so I'll experiment...

    That was a suggestion from someone on r/coffee.

    Hoffman's second video (in what must surely now be a legendary series) does say there's a diminishing return from 2-4 minutes so I'll experiment further when I add the 30 seconds delay.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Ted Lasso - Season 2 trailer in ~tv

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    Let's hope they can replicate the feeling which, despite the differences, feels reminiscent of Peep show for me. There seems to be so much pressure for TV shows to become more expansive or...

    Let's hope they can replicate the feeling which, despite the differences, feels reminiscent of Peep show for me.
    There seems to be so much pressure for TV shows to become more expansive or spectacular. It often fails and you lose the essence that draws you into the show and I don't think it would work for a slightly charicaturish but down to earth, show like this.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on The ultimate AeroPress technique (Episode #3) in ~food

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    That is bad and would probably put me off inverted. The worst I've had was was not attaching the coffee basket/puck properly and having all that lovely coffee spill out all over the surface when...

    That is bad and would probably put me off inverted.

    The worst I've had was was not attaching the coffee basket/puck properly and having all that lovely coffee spill out all over the surface when turning it over to server.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on The ultimate AeroPress technique (Episode #3) in ~food

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    I started to use mine inverted because of the immediate leakage when you first start pouring water, before you can add the plunger to create the necessary vacuum. I've had a few accidents (as I...

    I started to use mine inverted because of the immediate leakage when you first start pouring water, before you can add the plunger to create the necessary vacuum.

    I've had a few accidents (as I expect everyone using the inverted method has) although never as bad as he makes it sound in the 2nd video.

    I've experimented with all the suggestions I've seen in r/coffee and settled on a very basic inverted method that gives me consistently good results - much the same as the intent of this video.

    I use more coffee than he does because I fill the chamber 100% with water. I do adjust the amount of coffee depending on the coffee I've got.
    I fill the chamber about 10-20% and stir. Then I pour the rest of the water to completely fill the chamber and wait 4 minutes. Then turn it back over and press completely - past the hiss - with as little pressure as I can. How hard I press is usually determined by how fine the grind is.

    It's pretty simple but still a nice little ritual. I am going to try turning it back over and let it rest for 30 seconds before pressing after watching these videos though to see if that makes a difference or not.

    As I said I've tried all the tricks and tips I've read but rejected them (despite enjoying the ritual of those extra steps even more) because I don't notice any improvement or it tastes worse.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Understanding the AeroPress (Episode #1) in ~food

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    I absolutely love my Aeropress and the associated ritual. So cheap for such a versatile maker of really good coffee that gives you control of most of the important variables. I think there's even...

    I absolutely love my Aeropress and the associated ritual.

    So cheap for such a versatile maker of really good coffee that gives you control of most of the important variables. I think there's even an accessory to generate extra pressure.*

    For some reason I thought he disliked the Aeropress and was always joking about upcoming reviews.

    Inverted method forever!

    Edit: The comments on that first video are so good. My favourite:

    This feels a bit like waiting for Joe Cornish to finally complete his doodle story on the Adam Buxton Christmas podcast!

    * - Found it! It's the Fellow Prismo. Despite the marketing I wouldn;t call it espresso.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on YouTube experimenting with removal of public dislike count in ~tech

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    I agree with your points about the more likely reason for the move. What I hate is the corporate control over the internet along with and the ubiquitous tracking/snooping. Google / Facebook /...

    I agree with your points about the more likely reason for the move.

    What I hate is the corporate control over the internet along with and the ubiquitous tracking/snooping.

    Google / Facebook / Amazon (maybe Apple and Twitter too) specifically need some form of control as they are all de facto monopolies now - whether they fit the legal descriptions or not.

    I've heard for a long time now that like MySpace and others before it Facebook will die off, but I don't think any predecessors were as embedded globally as the tech giants are now.

    It's basically impossible to compete with them now as they have so much power and influence they either absorb competition or kill them off.

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  15. Comment on Getting an odd number of cogs in a loop to turn in ~science

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    I love this. Partly because it contradicts your common sense and partly because someone actually went ahead and made a physical contradiction!

    I love this. Partly because it contradicts your common sense and partly because someone actually went ahead and made a physical contradiction!

    3 votes
  16. Comment on What is a song that to you sounds like the world? in ~music

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    Interesting question which I don't really understand so I'll have to interpret. That's not meant to be an insult because (for me) the meaning of art is ultimately about your own personal...

    Interesting question which I don't really understand so I'll have to interpret. That's not meant to be an insult because (for me) the meaning of art is ultimately about your own personal interpretation and so why not apply that to your question too!

    I can only interpret it to mean tracks that feel big and expansive, full of complex emotions.

    In that vein:

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  17. Comment on Perseverance rover’s descent and touchdown on Mars [Real time video of the landing] in ~space

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    I think the word awesome has lost a lot of its power and original meaning but this is definitely in the spirit of the meaning of inducing awe. The live stream of the press event is also well worth...

    I think the word awesome has lost a lot of its power and original meaning but this is definitely in the spirit of the meaning of inducing awe.

    The live stream of the press event is also well worth watching as they analyse some of the things us amateurs will have missed - starting at around the 16 minutes mark.

    When I saw the pattern on the parachute as I was watching I thought there must be some meaning behind the pattern they chose. The presenter also heavily hints at a hidden message.

    Sure enough those parachute patterns are encoded

    Here's the message overlayed on a screenshot.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What will the world look like in 250 million years? | Map Men in ~science

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    As entertaining as ever from mapmen but I'm disappointed they didn't spend more time showing the various models. I'd love to see a website that let you move forwards/backwards through time to see...

    As entertaining as ever from mapmen but I'm disappointed they didn't spend more time showing the various models. I'd love to see a website that let you move forwards/backwards through time to see the various models and how they change over time.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Python has accepted the proposal for a new pattern-matching structure, will be added in version 3.10 in ~comp

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    I think it must be because I'm used to the situation where the "case" identifier introduces a new scope hiding the outer variable rather than assigning it.

    I think it must be because I'm used to the situation where the "case" identifier introduces a new scope hiding the outer variable rather than assigning it.

  20. Comment on Python has accepted the proposal for a new pattern-matching structure, will be added in version 3.10 in ~comp