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  1. Comment on Ghislaine Maxwell, associate of Jeffrey Epstein, is arrested in ~news

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    Can you not spread unfounded conspiracy theories on here please? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/09/nyregion/bill-clinton-jeffrey-epstein.html...

    Can you not spread unfounded conspiracy theories on here please?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/09/nyregion/bill-clinton-jeffrey-epstein.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/10/us/politics/trump-epstein-conspiracy-theories.html

    Edit: Since I can't reply to you due to that stupid timeout... You're doing it again, @suspended. You're "Just Asking Questions" which shifts the burden of proof from you, who is the one making the unfounded allegations, onto others who you're forcing to defend against them. If you want to claim Clinton or Trump was involved in sex trafficking with Epstein, why don't you provide the proof there is any credibility to the claims instead of waving your own hands at the NYT reporting that says otherwise.

    p.s. I removed the JAQ off part, since it was a bit mean. I'm in a foul mood, sorry everyone, including @suspended. I'm gonna take a few weeks break from Tildes to get my head right, I think. :/

    14 votes
  2. Comment on Imagine if the National Transportation Safety Board investigated America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in ~health.coronavirus

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    To answer your incredibly loaded questions: That's a false equivalence, since we are not currently in a global war with an aggressive (also genocidal) regime hellbent on world conquest who has...

    To answer your incredibly loaded questions:

    Do you think it was okay to fight on the same side as Stalin to win World War 2?

    That's a false equivalence, since we are not currently in a global war with an aggressive (also genocidal) regime hellbent on world conquest who has already taken over most of Eastern Europe. And unlike with Stalin we do potentially have the power to force China to reconsider their efforts at committing genocide without having to go to war with them due to them still being economically reliant on us for a great many things.

    To cooperate with the Soviet Union to eliminate smallpox?

    That's a false dilemma. Just like working with the Soviets to eliminate smallpox, we can still work with the Chinese on COVID while also fully condemning their actions, and threatening sanctions against them if they refuse to stop committing their genocide. And if that act triggers them to stop cooperating, that is on them, not us.

    So now I'm gonna throw some loaded questions back to you... What lengths do you think are appropriate to go to in order to stop the Chinese from continuing their genocide? Which is more important, stopping the genocide currently underway by the Chinese, or maintaining their cooperation so we can hypothetically save lives in the future?

    Edit: removed a personal dig. Sorry for getting worked up and making it a bit too personal, @skybrian. It was inappropriate of me.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Imagine if the National Transportation Safety Board investigated America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in ~health.coronavirus

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    Sorry, but when that "single issue" is "they are actively committing genocide" I think it should. There is nothing "complicated" about it at this point IMO, as that is a line being crossed that we...

    Maybe decisions shouldn't be made based on a single issue?

    Sorry, but when that "single issue" is "they are actively committing genocide" I think it should. There is nothing "complicated" about it at this point IMO, as that is a line being crossed that we cannot afford to ignore just for the sake of "cooperation and trust". I genuinely think it's time we in the West started sanctioning them severely unless they stop what they are doing, and that stance isn't just to "support the Uighurs" (which is a remarkably deceptive and euphemistic way of framing it), it's about preventing them from disappearing as a people entirely!

    See: China cuts Uighur births with IUDs, abortion, sterilization

    7 votes
  4. Comment on MissingNo.'s glitchy appearance in Pokémon explained in ~games

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    Another related video from Retro Game Mechanics Explained was released yesterday: Pokémon Sprite Decompression Explained

    Another related video from Retro Game Mechanics Explained was released yesterday:
    Pokémon Sprite Decompression Explained

  5. Comment on Spies, lies, and stonewalling: What it’s like to report on Facebook in ~tech

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    Sort of offtopic, but I would highly recommend subscribing to Newton's newsletter if you're at all interested in Tech news, especially social media related:...

    Sort of offtopic, but I would highly recommend subscribing to Newton's newsletter if you're at all interested in Tech news, especially social media related:

    https://www.getrevue.co/profile/caseynewton

    He does a great job of summarizing all the big news every few days, and also providing tons of additional links to other interesting stores as well.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Is there a search engine for streaming services? in ~music

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    Hmm weird. I have uBlock Origin and didn't have to whitelist anything to get it to work.

    Hmm weird. I have uBlock Origin and didn't have to whitelist anything to get it to work.

  7. Comment on The Dwarfs Of East Agouza - The Green Dogs Of Dahsur in ~music

  8. Comment on What browser do you use? How have you customized it? in ~tech

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    Hah, "usual stuff"... yeah when you put it like that, it certainly highlights how strange the last couple of years has been. I'm glad to know you and your family are doing okay amidst all this...

    Hah, "usual stuff"... yeah when you put it like that, it certainly highlights how strange the last couple of years has been. I'm glad to know you and your family are doing okay amidst all this craziness though!

    And yeah, working from home is great. I have been doing that for about the last 10 years now, and it's just too good/convenient. So good, that I honestly don't think I could ever go back to working in an office, especially not one with a long commute. Nooooo thanks! :P

    Also, @Bauke is definitely still around. We still chat with each other almost every day in Keybase. :)

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Is there a search engine for streaming services? in ~music

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    What do you mean by "primarily searches Apple's database"? According to their API docs they are up to 16 supported platforms now: Sadly, still no Bandcamp support, but IIRC that was because...

    What do you mean by "primarily searches Apple's database"? According to their API docs they are up to 16 supported platforms now:

    We recognize and can match entities from the following platforms:

    spotify
    itunes
    appleMusic
    youtube
    youtubeMusic
    google
    googleStore
    pandora
    deezer
    tidal
    amazonStore
    amazonMusic
    soundcloud
    napster
    yandex
    spinrilla

    Sadly, still no Bandcamp support, but IIRC that was because Bandcamp unfortunately has no public API available. :(

    1 vote
  10. Comment on How weed eaters work (at 62,000 frames per second) in ~science

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

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    Seconding the suggestion to post about this elsewhere, @Akir. Though even just doing so in ~tech or ~comp might be sufficient, since quite a few of us here come from IT backgrounds and have PC...

    Seconding the suggestion to post about this elsewhere, @Akir. Though even just doing so in ~tech or ~comp might be sufficient, since quite a few of us here come from IT backgrounds and have PC building and troubleshooting experience, myself included, so we might be able to help you with just a few more details and some investigating.

  12. Comment on Malawi Mouse Boys: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert in ~music

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    Kind of a strange one from NPR Tiny Desk, especially since they didn't provide any information in the description for the performer like they usually do... but I still thought it was great and...

    Kind of a strange one from NPR Tiny Desk, especially since they didn't provide any information in the description for the performer like they usually do... but I still thought it was great and worth sharing.

    p.s. Surprisingly enough, RYM actually has an entry for this band though:
    https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/malawi-mouse-boys

    And they even have some albums on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/malawi-mouse-boys/id520274911

    p.s. Another song by them which is great:
    Malawi Mouse Boys - NDINASANGALALA - (I Was Happy)

  13. Comment on What are some drinks I should try? in ~talk

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    Turkish coffee pots (or even better IMO, Moka pots) aren't terrible expensive either if OP wants to make it at home. I got a Moka pot from the 1950s from a thrift store for a few bucks and it...

    Turkish coffee pots (or even better IMO, Moka pots) aren't terrible expensive either if OP wants to make it at home. I got a Moka pot from the 1950s from a thrift store for a few bucks and it still works great even after all these years. Sadly I don't drink anything but decaff these days and so mostly stick to using a French Press for the speed/convenience factor, but back when I could actually tolerate caffeine, the Moka pot was one of my other go to methods since it made such wonderfully strong coffee with glorious crema.

  14. Comment on The Monty Hall problem in ~science

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    In some people's opinions that may be the case, but the submission history and votes says otherwise: https://tildes.net/?tag=wikipedia

    In some people's opinions that may be the case, but the submission history and votes says otherwise:
    https://tildes.net/?tag=wikipedia

    2 votes
  15. Comment on An open discussion related to time and/or the aging process in ~talk

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    Children's brains are also still physically developing, which is a huge factor here as well. When my nephew was born I read a bunch of child development/neuropsychiatry/neurobiology and...

    Children's brains are also still physically developing, which is a huge factor here as well. When my nephew was born I read a bunch of child development/neuropsychiatry/neurobiology and science-based parenting strategy books, and one that really stuck with me was The Whole-Brain Child by Dr. Dan Siegel (clinical prof. of psychiatry at UCLA) and Dr. Tina Payne Bryson (child development specialist).

    In it they talked about what they call the "upstairs brain" (prefrontal cortex), which helps regulate our emotions (amongst other things), and how that doesn't really start developing until adolescence and is not fully developed until our mid-20s. So kids especially, but even teens as well, are actually far less physically capable of regulating their emotions than us adults are, which is why emotional outbursts and highs/lows at those ages are often far more intense than what we experience later in life.

    It's a pretty fascinating and enlightening book that covers the basics of child development, as well as effective strategies to productively and effectively deal with common parenting issues at various ages, and I highly recommend it. It's pretty basic and broad in comparison to some of the other books I read later that covered each individual related subject in more depth, but it was a great starting point.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on How Vim became so popular in ~comp

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    I wouldn't necessarily say that's true anymore. Even beyond the scenarios @DrStone mentioned, the rise of microcontroller, microcomputer and IoT devices, and the "maker" community's widespread use...

    You're really not that likely to need to ssh into some random system unless you're a system administrator of some sort

    I wouldn't necessarily say that's true anymore. Even beyond the scenarios @DrStone mentioned, the rise of microcontroller, microcomputer and IoT devices, and the "maker" community's widespread use of them, has brought on a whole new wave of linux based products often only accessible via ssh. Though admittedly most of those devices don't usually force you to use vim (even though it's often still the most convenient)... so I guess your other point about not really needing to know it still stands. :P

    10 votes
  17. Comment on Lemmy, an open-source federated Reddit alternative, gets funding for development in ~tech

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    And there is really no way to prevent that either. At least with comment labels, since their purpose is explicitly spelled out in their names, misuse can be identified easier and abusers punished....

    Even when it is stipulated the function of downvotes people will always use it in the wrong way.

    And there is really no way to prevent that either. At least with comment labels, since their purpose is explicitly spelled out in their names, misuse can be identified easier and abusers punished. The same cannot be said for downvotes though, which are far more ambiguous by nature, allowing for plausible deniability in their misuse.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Spencer Brown comes out as gay in ~lgbt

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    Aww, well that sucks. I really wanted to watch him create some music. But no worries, I'm currently listening to one of his sets on Soundcloud, and I will likely check out his albums later too.

    Aww, well that sucks. I really wanted to watch him create some music. But no worries, I'm currently listening to one of his sets on Soundcloud, and I will likely check out his albums later too.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Spencer Brown comes out as gay in ~lgbt

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    Followed, so hopefully I manage to catch him when he goes live (though TBH I will probably just dive into the VODs anyways). Thanks again. Edit: Shit.. no VODs? :(

    Spencerbrownofficial

    Followed, so hopefully I manage to catch him when he goes live (though TBH I will probably just dive into the VODs anyways). Thanks again.

    Edit: Shit.. no VODs? :(

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  20. Comment on Spencer Brown comes out as gay in ~lgbt

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    Yeah, it always makes me sad to hear that the exact same struggles I went through 20-30 years ago are still happening today with a lot of the younger generation too... though thankfully that does...

    Yeah, it always makes me sad to hear that the exact same struggles I went through 20-30 years ago are still happening today with a lot of the younger generation too... though thankfully that does seem to be improving, at least in some parts of the world.

    And don't worry, I fully intended to check out Spencer's music thanks to this article. I didn't know he streamed on twitch though, so I will probably wind up checking him out there too. Thanks for the heads up there.

    1 vote