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  1. Comment on English has twenty vowels in ~humanities

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    It definitely can. Sorry. I've been looking but I still haven't found an example of someone saying days of the week with any kind of regional accent :(. All I can find is people demonstrating very...

    It definitely can. Sorry. I've been looking but I still haven't found an example of someone saying days of the week with any kind of regional accent :(.

    All I can find is people demonstrating very neutral accents like you'd hear on the BBC.

    The trouble with accents and dialects in the UK is they can change in a very short distance.
    For example Manchester to Liverpool is about 50km.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on English has twenty vowels in ~humanities

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    There are so many regional accents in the UK but as @mat says the short i for y at the end of a word is pretty common in the UK, especially the further north of you go. To hear an example, here's...

    Huh, I don't think I've ever heard an accent that would pronounce the 'ay' in Monday as a short i sound, or at least I can't think what accent that would be. Maybe a regional UK accent?

    There are so many regional accents in the UK but as @mat says the short i for y at the end of a word is pretty common in the UK, especially the further north of you go.

    To hear an example, here's an interesting video on the Yorkshire accent.

    If you're impatient - a timestamped link for the /ɪ/ for y section

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Ideas how to unlock Google's blocking of my YouTube RSS feeds in ~tech

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    When I first signed up with the ISP they gave account details for making direct a ppp connection via the router. They don't allow you to connect directly to the router though and maintain it...

    When I first signed up with the ISP they gave account details for making direct a ppp connection via the router. They don't allow you to connect directly to the router though and maintain it remotely.

    I still use the same method, although I had a little trouble when we moved house as they changed the account details. Most people use the internal DHCP service on the router but I'm glad I'm the sore thumb in this case because I have some control.

    Stopping and restarting that connection generally result in a newly leased IP address. It also gets renewed automatically but that usually results in the same IP address. I've never bothered to find out what the length of the lease.

  4. Comment on Ideas how to unlock Google's blocking of my YouTube RSS feeds in ~tech

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    I mean if their captcha page sets a cookie, that might explain why my keyword and bang searches give me a captcha page intermittently but the second attempt always lets me through fine. But it...

    I mean if their captcha page sets a cookie, that might explain why my keyword and bang searches give me a captcha page intermittently but the second attempt always lets me through fine.

    But it doesn't explain why neither rss reader nor browser can get any response from an rss feed.

    The only common thing there is the network. And the rss feeder was perfectly fine yesterday.

    I've come to despise google and resent needing to use their services.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Ideas how to unlock Google's blocking of my YouTube RSS feeds in ~tech

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    There's no option for cookies in my rss reader. I think the issue is google blacklisting my ISP or IP addresses I'm getting issued.

    There's no option for cookies in my rss reader.
    I think the issue is google blacklisting my ISP or IP addresses I'm getting issued.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Ideas how to unlock Google's blocking of my YouTube RSS feeds in ~tech

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    So I've just tried using Hoxx browser extension VPN and tried several youtube feeds which all of worked fine. I'm going to try different IP addresses from my ISP to see if that helps.

    So I've just tried using Hoxx browser extension VPN and tried several youtube feeds which all of worked fine.

    I'm going to try different IP addresses from my ISP to see if that helps.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Ideas how to unlock Google's blocking of my YouTube RSS feeds in ~tech

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    I hope it is temporary. In the meantime I've exported my feeds, filtered out non youtube feeds and I'll some online feed readers. I'm expecting them to have google API keys and so I'll hope to...

    I hope it is temporary.

    In the meantime I've exported my feeds, filtered out non youtube feeds and I'll some online feed readers. I'm expecting them to have google API keys and so I'll hope to hide behind them from Google's All Seeing Eye.

    I'm starting with these 2 to see how it goes.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Ideas how to unlock Google's blocking of my YouTube RSS feeds in ~tech

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    No - I'm not using a VPN. There's no special network shenanigan at all, just a regular ADSL connection from an ISP. When I try and visit one of the feed urls in firefox I get a message Google...

    No - I'm not using a VPN.
    There's no special network shenanigan at all, just a regular ADSL connection from an ISP. When I try and visit one of the feed urls in firefox I get a message

    Google Sorry... We're sorry...

    ... but your computer or network may be sending automated queries. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now.
    See Google Help for more information.

    Although that gives me an idea. I'll try from a fresh firefox profile to see if maybe my add-ins have triggered something. Probably have to wait until tomorrow and hope it's a temporary thing.

    1 vote
  9. Ideas how to unlock Google's blocking of my YouTube RSS feeds

    I subscribe to quite a few youtube channels to get notified when there are new videos posted. I've had this set up for several years. Today I tried to add a new channel I've discovered. My RSS...

    I subscribe to quite a few youtube channels to get notified when there are new videos posted. I've had this set up for several years.

    Today I tried to add a new channel I've discovered. My RSS reader informs me it's blocked. I check all the other youtube feeds. Every single one of them reports "Error transferring <feed url>." server replied Forbidden (201).


    Update: One day later and every feed is connecting and transferring again. It seems to be a temporary block. My IP address has changed overnight though so that's still my main suspicion.


    It seems like I'm not the only victim

    That contains a link to the author's issue on google's issue tracker

    The official response is

    Status: Won't Fix (Infeasible) Unfortunately, there's nothing we could do here. Please reach out to community forum or Stackoverflow. Check out the link below:

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/29752447/how-to-get-a-youtube-channel-rss-feed-after-2015-april-20-without-v3-api

    They completely misunderstood the question - it's not asking how to find a feed, it's asking why that feed is getting blocked.

    Not only this but using DuckDuckGo bangs for to search google get randomly sent to a captcha page - issuing the exact same query a second time goes through perfectly. The same is happening with keyword searches I set up in my browser. .

    Any ideas what to do about this?

    So sick of google's monopoly.

    13 votes
  10. Comment on Queen Elizabeth II dies in ~news

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    Lots of speculation during the afternoon in the UK as more and more of the BBC staff and reporters started wearing black jackets and ties - including the sign language interpreter.

    Lots of speculation during the afternoon in the UK as more and more of the BBC staff and reporters started wearing black jackets and ties - including the sign language interpreter.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on JK Rowling's new book, about a transphobe who faces wrath online, raises eyebrows in ~books

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    For a long time now, I've not been able to separate the artist from their work. I've read the arguments from both sides, but I can't bring myself to support them. I'm with you and firmly in the...

    For a long time now, I've not been able to separate the artist from their work.

    I've read the arguments from both sides, but I can't bring myself to support them.

    I'm with you and firmly in the camp of not supporting people whose views and actions are repulsive to me, whatever the reason. It's not "cancel culture", it's just basic humanity.

    That's not to say there's no place for controversy or offensive ideas in art and entertainment. In fact I think addressing those topics is an absolutely necessary part of a healthy culture.

    Of course, you have to make up your own mind deciding whether the work is representative of the artist or whether it's the artist exploring the subject matter.

    That isn't easy, especially given the state of media and reporting these days.

    6 votes
  12. Comment on Gross games about flesh and stuff in ~games

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    I had no idea games like that existed and I'm in awe at the creativity involved. I'm not squeamish at all so they're not off-putting, just out of left field and I love it.

    I had no idea games like that existed and I'm in awe at the creativity involved.
    I'm not squeamish at all so they're not off-putting, just out of left field and I love it.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Good conversations have lots of doorknobs in ~humanities

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    @Adys - Why is your link to the Hacker News discussion instead of the article? Wouldn't it be better to link to the article and add the discussion in the text of your post?

    @Adys - Why is your link to the Hacker News discussion instead of the article?

    Wouldn't it be better to link to the article and add the discussion in the text of your post?

  14. Comment on China says Hollywood needs to show respect as films blocked in ~movies

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    There's a substantial difference between an outcry and blocking its release. It wasn't given a lukewarm reception though, or made to feel unwelcome. It was outright banned. Again, big difference.

    similiar outcry from much of the USA

    There's a substantial difference between an outcry and blocking its release.

    an inverted film would not have been given a warm welcome in the USA.

    It wasn't given a lukewarm reception though, or made to feel unwelcome. It was outright banned. Again, big difference.

    13 votes
  15. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I reconnected with The Flashbulb - Arboreal this week after a long repose. I vaguely remember it winning a few best albums, whatever that's worth. Really varied genre-wise and the whole album is...

    I reconnected with The Flashbulb - Arboreal this week after a long repose. I vaguely remember it winning a few best albums, whatever that's worth.

    Really varied genre-wise and the whole album is so good.
    One of those albums for me, where it's hard to pick a favourite because there's so many favourites so here's a sampling. Unusually for me they're all pretty short and sweet :)

    Oh yes, Transient by Bad Beach ........

    4 votes
  16. Comment on What's your unpopular food opinion or idiosyncrasy? in ~food

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    Went round to a friend's house for dinner. He had Huntington's disease and could no longer chew or digest food very well. His wife cooked but he made dessert and proudly asked me to guess what the...

    Went round to a friend's house for dinner.

    He had Huntington's disease and could no longer chew or digest food very well. His wife cooked but he made dessert and proudly asked me to guess what the special ingredient was. I couldn't guess but it turned out to be cornflakes.

    I can't remember very well but I think the other ingredients included banana, blended strawberry and cream and before anyone complains it was good.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on The case of fake IMDb credits in ~movies

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    I love articles like this where someone goes on a deep dive into some obscure subject you'd never in a thousand years think of looking into. It's the main reason I bother with any type of...

    I love articles like this where someone goes on a deep dive into some obscure subject you'd never in a thousand years think of looking into.

    It's the main reason I bother with any type of aggregator, for hidden gems like this.

    He has fooled the mighty google search algorithms into believing that he is a person of certain notability.

    If I am honest, I am impressed by his ingenuity and also slightly worried how easy it is to do this.

    It's like the Carl Sagan quote.

    If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe

    Maybe easy from the point of view that the research and setting up the services and click farms that let you generate this - and following articles and youtube tutorials yourself.

    Not so easy from the point of view of generating the initial idea, doing the research and setting up the services yourself to monetise the idea.

    They’re doing this because these websites have no verification or review process for submissions but they have a high SEO ranking which tricks the google search algorithm into believing these citations as legit proof of their notability.

    I've grown to despise the tech industry's attitude to what is commonly referred to as the algorithm.

    Also I would love it if the article's comments are genuinely from Subhankar Bagchi, but you can't trust everything you read online eh?

    3 votes
  18. Comment on GitLab plans to delete dormant projects in free accounts in ~comp

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    Of course git will let you commit an identical tree! Thanks for the suggestion which otherwise I would never have thought to even look for.

    Of course git will let you commit an identical tree!
    Thanks for the suggestion which otherwise I would never have thought to even look for.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on GitLab plans to delete dormant projects in free accounts in ~comp

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    Think I'll just write one that updates a counter to a hidden file and push that from time to time. I have plenty of dormant projects. Many of then aren't dead, I just haven't had time to work on...

    Think I'll just write one that updates a counter to a hidden file and push that from time to time.

    I have plenty of dormant projects. Many of then aren't dead, I just haven't had time to work on them all.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Music video VFX magic with Captain Disillusion and Atarashii Gakko! in ~music

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    Blender seems like a rare unicorn project. My take away was how much effort is involved in post-production work. I'm not sure if that's the correct technical term. I always think of "production"...

    Blender seems like a rare unicorn project.

    My take away was how much effort is involved in post-production work.

    I'm not sure if that's the correct technical term. I always think of "production" as the recording/filming, pre-production as the planning and post-production as manipulating and editing everything before you unleash it on the world.

    1 vote