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  1. Comment on Indonesia’s tricked out Vespas in ~hobbies

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    This is awesome. I love videos and articles like this that highlight passionate or obsessive interests and things that feel unusual, unexpected or quirky viewed from your own culture. We're so...

    This is awesome.

    I love videos and articles like this that highlight passionate or obsessive interests and things that feel unusual, unexpected or quirky viewed from your own culture. We're so often blind to our own cultural norms.

    This is what was so inspiring and fascinating about the early internet/web before corporate interests neutered, blandified and turned it into a surveillance capitalism tool.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on World's first inactivated COVID-19 vaccine produces antibodies in ~health.coronavirus

  3. Comment on How do you plan or outline a program? in ~comp

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    Yes, a dataclass is a regular python class and python doesn't treat them any differently. I think there are 2 main reasons to use them: For you to declare they are primarily intended for storing...

    Yes, a dataclass is a regular python class and python doesn't treat them any differently.

    I think there are 2 main reasons to use them:

    1. For you to declare they are primarily intended for storing state (data) rather than any processing or manipulation of that state. You can still write as many methods as you want but if they aren't trivial I think it's better to make it a regular class.
    2. A shorthand to declare such classes otherwise called syntactic sugar. To make it easier to read and write code for those cases.
    4 votes
  4. Comment on A black CNN reporter and his crew were arrested live on air at the Minneapolis protests in ~news

  5. Comment on This graph shows that measuring #SARSCoV2 levels in municipal sewage almost perfectly predicts forthcoming #COVID19 cases with a full week's notice (R=0.994) in ~health.coronavirus

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    It's interesting that someone thought to correlate those two sets of figures but isn't it natural that they do correlate? I have no idea about the answer, so I also ask: is it unexpected or...

    It's interesting that someone thought to correlate those two sets of figures but isn't it natural that they do correlate? I have no idea about the answer, so I also ask: is it unexpected or surprising that sewage (and its human waste) will contain the virus in proportion to the number of people infected?

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Ə: The most common vowel sound in English in ~humanities

  7. Comment on Has DuckDuckGo recently started giving you significantly worse results? in ~tech

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    I've noticed a massive increase of Russian text and links to Russian websites over the last few months. I know they partner with various places to get their results and that they have an agreement...

    I've noticed a massive increase of Russian text and links to Russian websites over the last few months.
    I know they partner with various places to get their results and that they have an agreement with yandex but as someone who doesn't read or understand Russian and doesn't use Russian text in any of my search queries it's an serious drop in quality.

    It doesn't matter what region I use I still get a huge numbner of useless results in Russian.
    I'm convinced they are being gamed by yandex to push Russian results higher up in the results to boost ad/clicks/metrics for Russian web sites.

    It's getting fucking ridiculous.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What's something that's better than expected? in ~talk

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    I hear ya! My ears produce so much wax I have to get them cleaned every few months.

    I hear ya!
    My ears produce so much wax I have to get them cleaned every few months.

  9. Comment on Americans are starting to venture out to dine at restaurants in ~food

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    I can't help but feel these places are the canaries in the mine. With 5-14 days before onset of symptoms I'm more interested to see what happens in the next 2 - 4 weeks.

    I can't help but feel these places are the canaries in the mine.
    With 5-14 days before onset of symptoms I'm more interested to see what happens in the next 2 - 4 weeks.

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

  11. Comment on Kraftwerk’s Florian Schneider dead at 73 in ~music

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    I was incredibly sad to hear about this last night, just before I went to bed and fell asleep to Autobahn. You'll often find musician's obituaries using terms like pioneer or saying how they...

    I was incredibly sad to hear about this last night, just before I went to bed and fell asleep to Autobahn.

    You'll often find musician's obituaries using terms like pioneer or saying how they changed modern music, but I think with Kraftwerk it's absolutely appropriate. They may not have invented everything they used, but they were certainly accomplished musicians who utilised and developed so many diverse elements aesthetics, design, fonts, clothing, performance and of course electronics.

    I remember someone posting about Kraftwerk on slsk forums (back in the day) saying she felt strange about how warm and emotional their music was given they used electronics and I think this is part of their heritage - it's not just what you use, it's how you use it. Music transcends the tools and they were absolutely musicians with a capital M.

    BBC documentary on Kraftwerk lays out their influence on the whole music industry.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on “The Killing of America” (1982) - In 1981 Japan, England and West Germany with a combined population equal to America there were 6000 murders; in America there was 27,000 in ~movies

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    I don't like nsfl because it's imprecise and too subjective. I don't feel tagging must be about precisely covering the content but can also be used to give an idea of degree. There are different...

    I don't like nsfl because it's imprecise and too subjective. I don't feel tagging must be about precisely covering the content but can also be used to give an idea of degree.
    There are different levels of violence. If you can tag freely maybe nsfw.death would be more appropriate since it gives an idea of severity?

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 24 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Bizarre is absolutely the right word. There seems to be some sort of logical dead end in her mind. She seems to understand how people can get infected and spread disease, but doesn't seem to be...

    Bizarre is absolutely the right word.

    There seems to be some sort of logical dead end in her mind. She seems to understand how people can get infected and spread disease, but doesn't seem to be able to make any mental progress past taking the decision to re-open all these businesses and saying they should be responsibile for making those businesses operate safely. That seriously seems to be the absolute limit her thinking and planning.

    "...It's the people working on the floor who are going to become infected and potentially die"
    "Well you're talking disease, I'm talking life. I'm talking life and living."
    "OK that makes no sense"
    "Well maybe it doesn't to you but it does to us here in Las Vegas"

    4 votes
  14. Comment on How we reopen, a roadmap to pandemic resilience in ~health.coronavirus

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    I have no idea if this can work, given the co-ordination and co-operation, self-control and tolerance that would be required, but it's so incredibly refreshing to see some positive ideas and...

    I have no idea if this can work, given the co-ordination and co-operation, self-control and tolerance that would be required, but it's so incredibly refreshing to see some positive ideas and planning rather than doom and gloom or wishful thinking.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Getting back into Guitar in ~hobbies

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    Not sure what your musical interests or previous ability are but you can't go wrong with Justin Guitar.

    Not sure what your musical interests or previous ability are but you can't go wrong with Justin Guitar.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Boris Johnson leaves hospital, says 'things could have gone either way' in ~news

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    No, not really. To give an overview of the UK newspapers. There are 2 tiers of newspaper in the UK and I'd say the better quality top tier are The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, The...

    No, not really.

    To give an overview of the UK newspapers.

    There are 2 tiers of newspaper in the UK and I'd say the better quality top tier are The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, The Independent. They're sometimes referred to as broadsheets because they used to be printed on larger sized paper. Politically the Telegraph and Times are right wing (which mean they align closer with the Conservative party) and The Guardian and Independent are more left wing aligned closer to the Labour Party.

    The lower tier papers, often referred to as tabloids, are what I think give the UK press such a bad reputation. They include The Sun, The Daily Mail, The Express and The Mirror. I'd group all of them in on the same level of Fox news but in particular The Sun and The Daily Mail are worse than the other two by quite a long way. I'd say if you want to think of a single equivalent of Fox news it would be The Daily Mail

    To give you some perspective this is my opinion and my political leaning is toward the Guardian and The Independent and I despise the tabloid press in the UK.

    @Kuromantis too.

    11 votes
  17. Comment on Cloudflare moves from reCAPTCHA to hCaptcha in ~tech

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    Not just being signed in, but using the wrong browser. Since Cloudflare is so widespread now I've been hit harder and harder over the last year or two (using Firefox). I think google is...

    Not just being signed in, but using the wrong browser.

    Since Cloudflare is so widespread now I've been hit harder and harder over the last year or two (using Firefox). I think google is deliberately targetting Firefox. I hope this reduces the burden for us.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on Boris Johnson out of intensive care but remains in hospital in ~news

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    I hope for the sake of the UK he recovers and that he comes out of this with some humility and more humanity to his politics, in particular towards the NHS.. I'm not convinced though considering...

    I hope for the sake of the UK he recovers and that he comes out of this with some humility and more humanity to his politics, in particular towards the NHS.. I'm not convinced though considering the rich, powerful sharks have smelled the blood in the water and have been circling for some years now.

    9 votes
  19. Comment on Does JK Rowling’s breathing technique cure the coronavirus? No, it could help spread it in ~health.coronavirus

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    Some points because I think he's sensationalised what happened. No-one but the author is talking about a cure, only relief of symptoms. The doctor in the video said the technique is to improve...

    Some points because I think he's sensationalised what happened.

    No-one but the author is talking about a cure, only relief of symptoms.
    The doctor in the video said the technique is to improve oxygen intake not clear mucus.

    Her actual tweet she just says it helped her symptoms and that she wasn't been tested.

    The doctor demonstrating the technique.
    I think it would be wise for him to emphasise covering your face when you cough and not to suggest people do this unless they are already experiencing symptoms.

    Obviously I'm not a doctor or researcher so take my points with a molehill of salt.

    I wouldn't expect the author to be aware of what is happening in the UK, but my niece (who works in a hospital lab) has symptoms and the only help she had is to be told to stay at home for 7 days. After that her cough hadn't improved so she was told to extend for another 7 days. No offer or advice to get tested because the UK still has limited tests and her symptoms were mild.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on Australia should be moving to utilise people who have recovered from coronavirus and developed immunity against the virus to bolster essential services, a leading expert says in ~health.coronavirus

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    Thanks, your reply makes a lot of sense, especially the part about the memory cells. I also read that first SARS outbreak people developed immunity that lasted under a year and then "losing" it...

    Thanks, your reply makes a lot of sense, especially the part about the memory cells. I also read that first SARS outbreak people developed immunity that lasted under a year and then "losing" it and sadly research/vaccine development (which may well have been valuable now) halted once the outbreak died out.

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