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  1. Comment on Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to address climate change in ~enviro

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    As a comparison, last week he bought the single most expensive property in Beverly Hills, setting a record for highest sale ever in the Los Angeles area (not exactly a cheap location), and it cost...

    As a comparison, last week he bought the single most expensive property in Beverly Hills, setting a record for highest sale ever in the Los Angeles area (not exactly a cheap location), and it cost 0.125% of his net worth. One eighth of one percent.

    The level of wealth Jeff Bezos has is pretty much unimaginable at this point.

    19 votes
  2. Comment on Why don't we have the ability to delete our private messages? in ~tildes

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    There's no problem with it, there's just no real purpose to leaving it up.

    There's no problem with it, there's just no real purpose to leaving it up.

  3. Comment on Why don't we have the ability to delete our private messages? in ~tildes

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    Going to remove this, since it's already planned with an issue for it.

    Going to remove this, since it's already planned with an issue for it.

  4. Comment on The Waterfox browser has been acquired by System1, the company that purchased a majority stake of Startpage in September 2019 in ~tech

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    The developer made a post on their own site as well, explaining more of the background: https://www.waterfox.net/blog/waterfox-has-joined-system1

    The developer made a post on their own site as well, explaining more of the background: https://www.waterfox.net/blog/waterfox-has-joined-system1

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Epic Games store - "For the Love of the Games" sale until Feb 27 in ~games

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    Hmm, I don't see much in this sale that feels like it would really fit directly into that kind of style. Maybe take a look at This War of Mine if you want something else in the "bleak survival"...

    Hmm, I don't see much in this sale that feels like it would really fit directly into that kind of style.

    Maybe take a look at This War of Mine if you want something else in the "bleak survival" area.

    Satisfactory might be good if you're interested in leaning more heavily into the "build complex systems" part of it.

    Or maybe Subnautica, as a more exploration-focused survival game with some minor building.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Why JavaScript is eating HTML in ~comp

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    This was a great post about how long it actually takes Javascript-heavy sites to reach the point of being interactive/usable, especially when you start considering lower-end phones: The Cost Of...

    This was a great post about how long it actually takes Javascript-heavy sites to reach the point of being interactive/usable, especially when you start considering lower-end phones: The Cost Of JavaScript In 2018

    12 votes
  7. Comment on Epic Games store - "For the Love of the Games" sale until Feb 27 in ~games

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    This is a pretty large sale for the Epic store, and if you bought anything over the holidays you should still have a coupon remaining that will take $10 off most games $14.99+.

    This is a pretty large sale for the Epic store, and if you bought anything over the holidays you should still have a coupon remaining that will take $10 off most games $14.99+.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on At 75, Jessica Hoffmann Davis buys a PS4 and learns to play Red Dead Redemption 2 so that she can experience the performance of her son, the actor for Dutch in ~games

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    Benjamin Byron Davis, the actor for Dutch, made a post about this on Instagram as well, text copied here:

    Benjamin Byron Davis, the actor for Dutch, made a post about this on Instagram as well, text copied here:

    It has finally come to this. As many of you know - my Mom embarked on an unlikely mission to play Rockstar Games’ “Red Dead Redemption 2” from start to finish. Many (myself included) had doubts as to whether she would have the true grit needed to see it through. Well, 6 Chapters and 2 Epilogues later and I am so happy to report she has made her way to the end of the story.

    But that is not the end of the story.

    What many of you may not know is that my Mom is a long time champion of the arts in education and taught and wrote on the subject for many years - and she has written an extraordinary essay about her experience playing the game.

    The support from all of you on my Instagram feed has meant the world to her as she has been on her journey - and it has meant the world to me as well.

    I am overwhelmed that Mom made this tremendous effort and her reflections on the experience speak to the power storytelling has to connect people of all ages, experiences and walks of life.

    I have posted it for your pleasure on the RDR reddit (link in bio) and cannot wait to hear what you think of it. From the bottom of my heart - thanks so much for sharing this journey with my mom. It has been a remarkable experience.

    Outlaws for life.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on DoorDash made its couriers agree to binding arbitration, and now a federal judge has ordered them to pay almost $10 million to arbitrate over 5000 claims filed by couriers in ~tech

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    It's covered in the PDF of the actual decision (which is fairly short and mostly easy to follow): So it seems more like a procedural issue, where it was previously ordered that the couriers would...

    It's covered in the PDF of the actual decision (which is fairly short and mostly easy to follow):

    Here, petitioners contend (and respondent does not dispute) that at least 5,010 petitioners have signed declarations attesting to “click[ing] through” DoorDash’s AAA arbitration agreement.

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    There are 869 petitioners that DoorDash argues do not have a valid agreement with DoorDash. Instead of submitting declarations for these petitioners, petitioners’ counsel submitted mere “witness statements” in which they stated, among other things, their residential address, the amount of time they have worked for DoorDash, and that they did not recall opting out of arbitration. The November order, however, specifically asked petitioners to provide a declaration setting forth “the identifying information he or she used to register with DoorDash” and “at least referencing in an ascertainable way the specific arbitration he or she clicked through.” The submitted witness statements do not provide such information and without them, this order cannot conclude that an arbitration agreement exists as to those petitioners.

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    The motion to compel arbitration is GRANTED as to the 5,010 petitioners who submitted declarations. DoorDash is ordered to immediately commence AAA arbitration with these petitioners. The motion is DENIED as to the 869 petitioners who submitted mere witness statements.

    So it seems more like a procedural issue, where it was previously ordered that the couriers would need to submit a declaration in a specific form, and 869 of them didn't do it, so the court won't order that the arbitration has to proceed for those couriers that didn't submit the required information.

    I have no idea what will happen with the filing fees and such though.

    4 votes