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  1. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I’d say it depends on available technology. Assuming what we assume to know about absolute limits, I don’t think it’s valid. With the technology available in the books, it probably is. And that is...

    I'm not really familiar enough with the subject to really know if it's a valid theory

    I’d say it depends on available technology. Assuming what we assume to know about absolute limits, I don’t think it’s valid. With the technology available in the books, it probably is.

    I've finished reading the sci-fi novel Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky.

    And that is what I started two days ago :) Really loving it and can’t wait to see what happens between Spiders and Ants :D

  2. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Heh, I learned a lot about orbital mechanics reading seveneves :D I found it interesting though and enjoyed the book a lot.

    I just read a lot about delta V and now I'm hoping it's going to pay off sometime because I think it's only relevant to one particular problem and I got too much information.

    Heh, I learned a lot about orbital mechanics reading seveneves :D I found it interesting though and enjoyed the book a lot.

  3. Comment on Cloudflare moves from reCAPTCHA to hCaptcha in ~tech

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    Sometimes audio prompts don’t work and then I don’t even bother. And I already don’t bother unless I really want to get past, 90% of the time a ReCaptcha means I close your shitty site.

    Sometimes audio prompts don’t work and then I don’t even bother. And I already don’t bother unless I really want to get past, 90% of the time a ReCaptcha means I close your shitty site.

  4. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 9 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Preliminary results of the Case-Cluster-Study of Heinsberg, Germany (PDF, German) are out. Reddit’s /r/Covid19 (the science-y sub) has a discussion and a deepl translation of the content Heinsberg...

    Preliminary results of the Case-Cluster-Study of Heinsberg, Germany (PDF, German) are out. Reddit’s /r/Covid19 (the science-y sub) has a discussion and a deepl translation of the content

    Heinsberg had the worst outbreak in Germany, and this study took ~1000 participants (the prelim results only include the data for ~500) and tested them for antibodies. ~14% had antibodies and ~2% were currently infected. 0.37% CFR and 0.15% IFR or something? check the EDIT in this comment, I’m not sure I understand this fully.

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

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    Don’t play CK2, Stellaris is the simple version of their other games ;) There is not supposed to. There are distinct story lines, but in general you are supposed to make your own overarching...

    My only issue with it is that it's so complex, it's easy to get lost.

    Don’t play CK2, Stellaris is the simple version of their other games ;)

    There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of real story to it either.

    There is not supposed to. There are distinct story lines, but in general you are supposed to make your own overarching story. It’s so much fun to make empires inspired by Sci-Fi books or shows :)

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 6 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Region Cases Change Germany 100,186 +3,112 State (SH) 1,678 +40 City (HL) 103 +0 Timeframe 23.5h Probably my last regular update. 100k is a nice enough milestone to stop at ;) Doesn’t help that...
    Region Cases Change
    Germany 100,186 +3,112
    State (SH) 1,678 +40
    City (HL) 103 +0
    Timeframe 23.5h

    Probably my last regular update. 100k is a nice enough milestone to stop at ;)

    Doesn’t help that most of the news boils down to "More stimulus for EU and Germany" and "Yes, we are still having social distancing. No, we don’t know when it will end."

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

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    Region Cases Change Germany 97,074 +4,924 State (SH) 1,638 +70 City (HL) 103 +0 Timeframe 22h 200k Germans have been repatriated, 40k are still stuck. Bavaria wants to give all nursing staff a...
    Region Cases Change
    Germany 97,074 +4,924
    State (SH) 1,638 +70
    City (HL) 103 +0
    Timeframe 22h
    • 200k Germans have been repatriated, 40k are still stuck.
    • Bavaria wants to give all nursing staff a 500€ bonus
    • The minister of finance says the stimulus package for the economy will be done while thinking about climate politics.
    • A virologist says the continuation of the soccer league would be possible in May. With no fans present and an extended isolation regime for the players and test before every match.
    3 votes
  8. Comment on Language Design: Stop using <> for generics in ~comp

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    As with so many of these, I wonder: Does the author not use syntax highlighting? He offers no solution (besides taking away array/list syntax for… reasons?) and a proper text editor would void the...

    As with so many of these, I wonder: Does the author not use syntax highlighting? He offers no solution (besides taking away array/list syntax for… reasons?) and a proper text editor would void the user side of the problems (I have no idea about parsers/compilers, but making parsing a little harder does not seem like a big issue to me, maybe I’m wrong?)

    edit: spelling

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What everyone’s getting wrong about the toilet paper shortage in ~finance

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    I’m thankful to Australia. On the 13th of March we still had 4 rolls of TP left. But I’m watching a cooking stream on Twitch, and they complained about all the TP stupidity and the stores being...

    I’m thankful to Australia. On the 13th of March we still had 4 rolls of TP left. But I’m watching a cooking stream on Twitch, and they complained about all the TP stupidity and the stores being sold out. I thought okay, and bought a 16-roll pack. After that weekend, it hit Germany and TP has usually been sold out here since then. Thanks AUS :D

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 4 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Region Cases Change Germany 92,150 +7,087 State (SH) 1,568 +120 City (HL) 103 +2 Timeframe 28h 80k seasonal workers are being flown in to help with agricultural work Measures need to be taken to...
    Region Cases Change
    Germany 92,150 +7,087
    State (SH) 1,568 +120
    City (HL) 103 +2
    Timeframe 28h
    • 80k seasonal workers are being flown in to help with agricultural work
    • Measures need to be taken to keep the parliament working, one option is a digital meeting, the other an emergency parliament only planned for war time which would require a constitutional change
    • The first repatriated Germans from New Zealand arrived
    • Germans stuck in Turkey won’t be flown back by the government, instead there will now be a limited amount of commercial flights available.
    • 200k masks ordered by Germany from China have possibly been confiscated by the USA in Bangkok. There is a lot of uncertainty regarding this and few clear answers.
    • There seems to be some Problem with the stimulus package. Banks are only accepting requests for every 10th loan. The government is blaming the banks, the opposition is blaming the government.
    • Bayer’s Chloroquin medicament "Resochin" will be free for governments if they turn out to be effective. 600k pills have been stored in Germany so far.
    • Police cases for domestic violence have risen by 10%

    PS: Had another roll20.net RPG session today. It’s funny how quarantining makes me have more contact with people ;)

    5 votes
  11. Comment on How is site growth? I have joined a year ago, looks like comment and upvote activity has died down a bit in ~tildes

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    Thanks, because small communities growing big rarely ends well in my experience. Harder? Multisubs are amazing, I don’t remember anything else changing. I didn’t explain that very well. I did not...

    How about that. Do you think Reddit is pushing in any way its own "good" parts (the smaller/more specialized communities)? Fuck no.

    Thanks, because small communities growing big rarely ends well in my experience.

    They've made it harder to do your own curation, and have pushed the mainstream stuff pretty hard.

    Harder? Multisubs are amazing, I don’t remember anything else changing.

    Reddit has been a clusterfuck of mistakes and bad decisions for the past years, and its overall quality is on the exact same level as facebook. You can say Facebook "creates strife and disinformation" when it's by far the most impact it has overall. Even if there are good parts to it, the bad parts are overwhelmingly bad, and the majority of users don't get to even see the good stuff.

    I didn’t explain that very well. I did not mean to say that those sites are good in general. What I meant, is that, knowing this, I have no problem whatsoever not to use them in a problematic way.

    Twitter is easier to curate nowadays;

    What? I used twitter the first 2-3 years after it came out, nowadays I only land there on accident (reddit/hn/blog links). It’s not only the worst structured site for any discussion I have ever seen, it’s also a platform for the dumbest and most toxic individuals to spread their babbling far and wide. If I had to choose between only using one site for the rest of my life, I’d pick facebook before I’d even start to think about using twitter.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on How is site growth? I have joined a year ago, looks like comment and upvote activity has died down a bit in ~tildes

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    Why do you use it then? You can switch to the non-slow view either via URL or via account setting. Huh? It’s currently still the best gaming forums there is in my opinion (mainly because neither...

    And the new UI has made it very unenjoyable to use the site, so I don't bother going to the small, higher-quality subs anymore.

    Why do you use it then? You can switch to the non-slow view either via URL or via account setting.

    Reddit's probably only useful for porn nowadays.

    Huh? It’s currently still the best gaming forums there is in my opinion (mainly because neither the old-style forums nor the fancy new discourse help with serious discussion with possible topic-splits in any way). It’s also amazing for home-automation discussion and news. And for news about Germany. And those are just my use cases, I’m sure others have many more. For porn on the other hand there are way better sites than reddit.

    Your comment reminds me of the people saying FB only creates strife and disinformation. When it’s the users choice (though, I admit, probably pushed in a certain way by the site) how they curate what they see.

    When I realize someone is an idiot on FB, I unfriend them. In rare cases, I only unfollow (though FB is a special case that I almost completely stopped using because they fucked up their UI so hard that it’s not usable anymore, and addons like social fixer are always outdated because of frequent changes). In both cases I don’t get into contact with their babbling anymore. When I realize the culture in a subreddit is toxic or full of idiots, I either fully unsubscribe (civilization sub) or I do that and create a multi sub for it to have it removed from my frontpage, so I can just specifically look at the links posted without discussing withe people (coronavirus). When there are idiotic single users and I realize I’m getting into an argument with someone who doesn’t understand anything, I delete all my posts in that thread and move on.

    edit: spelling

    3 votes
  13. Comment on How is site growth? I have joined a year ago, looks like comment and upvote activity has died down a bit in ~tildes

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    Well, my post count certainly got way higher since I have at least 1 post per day now instead of about 1/week ;)

    Well, my post count certainly got way higher since I have at least 1 post per day now instead of about 1/week ;)

    10 votes
  14. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 3 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Region Cases Change Germany 85,063 +6,948 State (SH) 1,448 +105 City (HL) 101 +3 Timeframe 24h The RKI (German CDC) pre-released a paper about testing in Germany (PDF, German). During week 13...
    Region Cases Change
    Germany 85,063 +6,948
    State (SH) 1,448 +105
    City (HL) 101 +3
    Timeframe 24h
    • The RKI (German CDC) pre-released a paper about testing in Germany (PDF, German). During week 13 (23rd-29th of March), Germany did 354,521 tests, 8.7% being positive. The daily test capacity by the end was 103,515 tests/day.
    • The RKI changed their stance about masks for the public, now recommending them, while reiterating that there is no scientific proof that they protect healthy people
    • Stuttgart Airport (STR) will be closed from Monday on for 2 weeks
    • At least 2300 medical hospital employees are infected
    • The German military will start producing disinfectant
    • Several labs in Germany are working 24/7 on analyzing test-samples, there are between 97 and 170 labs working on samples, depending on the source.
    • As soon as a reliable antibody test is available, there are plans to do broad testing of people who think they have never been infected to get a better estimate of how many are completely asymptomatic
    • The government wants to use big companies to use their contacts and experience to buy protective equipment
    • The RKI said that after the current measures the R0 (how many others an infected person infects on average) in Germany fell to 1
    • Chancellor Merkel is out of self-isolation
    • As expected the CFR in Germany rose to 1,2%
    • The national academy of sciences recommends mouth & nose protection for the public, preferably home-made solutions.
    • Monday a committee will discuss the closing of borders and mandatory quarantines for arriving travelers
    7 votes
  15. Comment on COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports in ~health.coronavirus

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    My biggest surprise was how effective the shutdown in South Africa is: https://www.gstatic.com/covid19/mobility/2020-03-29_ZA_Mobility_Report_en.pdf Expected but fun to see what a spike they had...

    My biggest surprise was how effective the shutdown in South Africa is: https://www.gstatic.com/covid19/mobility/2020-03-29_ZA_Mobility_Report_en.pdf
    Expected but fun to see what a spike they had just before it came into effect ;)

    Here is Google’s blog post explaining the why: https://www.blog.google/technology/health/covid-19-community-mobility-reports

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Bread recipes in ~food

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    If you are eating keto/low-carb or simply want to try something different, and would like to experience a more German bread than the usual white fluff, I’ve been making this for a few years now :)...

    If you are eating keto/low-carb or simply want to try something different, and would like to experience a more German bread than the usual white fluff, I’ve been making this for a few years now :) Naturally gluten free.

    30g chia seeds
    30g salad seed mix
    50g shredded flaxseeds
    50g protein powder
    40g of whatever flour, I usually use a mix of konjac, almond, coconut and psyllium seed husk.
    2 eggs
    250g Quark (I’ve heard this is available in the US; any fat percentage works, but for 10 & lower you might want to add a bit more vinegar)
    2 Tablespoon Apple cider vinegar
    1 tsp of baking powder
    Salt and spices to taste

    Mix everything well and leave to rest for 10 minutes. Then form a loaf and bake in pre-heated oven at 200C for 40 minutes. Let cool and enjoy.

    Note: I finally got myself some gluten and will try it with 20g of gluten in the 40g of whatever now ;)

    Here is a pretty old picture back when I used a slightly different (and carbier) recipe: https://imgur.com/a/ZxjJA
    And the original (German) recipe I started with.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 2 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Apparently because they are not system-relevant. But I didn’t check any articles on it, just read the summary. edit: Missed a pretty important "not" there.

    Apparently because they are not system-relevant. But I didn’t check any articles on it, just read the summary.

    edit: Missed a pretty important "not" there.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 2 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Re: Festivals, I started reading and thought "Optimistic.", but I did not know when they happen (I go to metal festivals). Then I got to the part where they mentioned the dates and did a...

    Re: Festivals, I started reading and thought "Optimistic.", but I did not know when they happen (I go to metal festivals). Then I got to the part where they mentioned the dates and did a double-take…

    Fully agree with your commend re: Condor.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 2 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Region Cases Change Germany 78,115 +5,732 State (SH) 1,343 +91 City (HL) 98 +1 Timeframe 24h Available ICU beds have been raised from 28k to 40k, about 30k (1/3rd of them according to the...
    Region Cases Change
    Germany 78,115 +5,732
    State (SH) 1,343 +91
    City (HL) 98 +1
    Timeframe 24h
    • Available ICU beds have been raised from 28k to 40k, about 30k (1/3rd of them according to the article?) have ventilators. Currently, 2k are used by Covid19 patients.
    • 57% of Germans are in favor of a mouth-protection requirement, 35% against.
    • The EU wants to support members with up to 100 billion euro, with the wealthy countries guaranteeing the loans. It’s to be used to help employees and freelancers.
    • The Greens are asking for 2 additional nuclear plants to be shut down during the crisis.
    • The interior ministry warns about extremist right-wing groups and nation states are distributing fake news like how refugees would be treated before Germans.
    • Germany’s 2 biggest Rock Festivals, who’d have their 25th/35th anniversary this year, still plan to have them in the beginning of June…
    • There are talks about temporarily nationalizing the airline Condor until they can survive again.
    • The pianist Igor Levit, who had been doing live-stream home-concerts will do another this evening, but this time out of the seat of our president (Castle Bellevue) and the stream happening on the presidents twitter as well.
    • More and more states want to introduce fines for violating the social-distancing rules. Hamburg is complaining about 3-digit violators daily
    • Germans (and other foreigners) stuck in NZ will be able to leave the country from tomorrow on
    5 votes