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  1. Comment on Op-ed by Jeff Sessions: "We don't want to separate parents from kids" in ~news

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    You answered my question. Sorry for being vague. I was trying to stay at a high level rather than getting in the weeds on a particularity. Internet conversations are hard, especially in comment...

    You answered my question. Sorry for being vague. I was trying to stay at a high level rather than getting in the weeds on a particularity. Internet conversations are hard, especially in comment sections.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is that I agree we need a better legal immigration system. And I'm trying to give immigrants the benefit of the doubt. I don't think people are hopping fences just because it's easier than going through the legal process. I think they are trying to escape dire situations at any cost. And rather than debate about whether we should split up families or enable human trafficking, maybe we can talk about what a system would look like that truly represented a haven and aid to immigrants who are hoping our country can offer them something better than what they're running from.

    I think immigrants are being vilified by the current administration and that's why the conversation has been binary. Even the ones we can almost be sure are coming to our country for help are portrayed as cheaters and crisis actors. I would like to see the current administration talk some real talk about how to help immigrants rather than treating the whole thing like a big problem that's inconveniencing or preying on America.

    What if, for instance, we put $1.5 billion toward refining the immigration system instead of a wall?

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  2. Comment on Op-ed by Jeff Sessions: "We don't want to separate parents from kids" in ~news

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    Im trying to find out where you stand on the issue instead of just what your thoughts are on Sessions’ op-ed. I’m asking if you’d be in favor of a third option, rather than choosing between...

    Im trying to find out where you stand on the issue instead of just what your thoughts are on Sessions’ op-ed. I’m asking if you’d be in favor of a third option, rather than choosing between separating families and human trafficking. Would you be in favor of a policy that allowed more immigrants into the country if we could still ensure national security?

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  3. Comment on Op-ed by Jeff Sessions: "We don't want to separate parents from kids" in ~news

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    Would you be in favor of a more robust immigration system that made it easier for people to come into the United States legally? I don't mean a more lenient system. Just one that is more efficient...

    Would you be in favor of a more robust immigration system that made it easier for people to come into the United States legally? I don't mean a more lenient system. Just one that is more efficient and effective at allowing people into our country who want to be here.

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  4. Comment on How do you use technology to aid in productivity? in ~tech

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    I've only just scratched the surface of Vim lately but I'm loving it. I have trouble managing a lot of code with it - I think I just haven't gotten used to the interface - but it's definitely a...

    I've only just scratched the surface of Vim lately but I'm loving it. I have trouble managing a lot of code with it - I think I just haven't gotten used to the interface - but it's definitely a breeze to operate.

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  5. Comment on How do you use technology to aid in productivity? in ~tech

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    I'd like to be able to say that I have some fancy, obscure, or homebrewed magic button. But if I'm being honest, using two monitors and having decent command of keyboard shortcuts for whatever...

    I'd like to be able to say that I have some fancy, obscure, or homebrewed magic button. But if I'm being honest, using two monitors and having decent command of keyboard shortcuts for whatever software I'm using makes all the difference in my productivity.

    On the low-tech side, writing anything I want to remember in a notebook helps me lock it in my brain pretty solidly. Not having to go back and look things up saves a lot of time in little chunks here and there.

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  6. Comment on Op-ed by Jeff Sessions: "We don't want to separate parents from kids" in ~news

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    There’s a larger issue at stake that the border policies are only a small part of. There are those who want to help and welcome immigrants (legal or illegal) despite what the cost may be in terms...

    There’s a larger issue at stake that the border policies are only a small part of.

    There are those who want to help and welcome immigrants (legal or illegal) despite what the cost may be in terms of the negative effects. And there are those who want to keep immigrants out of our country.

    The policies are almost peripheral to the discussion about whether to welcome and help immigrants or keep them out.

    EDIT: Adding some thoughts.

    The logistics are beyond me but I think a solution to this problem would look more like developing a more comprehensive, competent, and HELPFUL immigration system. It doesn't have to be a choice between punishing people for trying to enter our country and letting them in at all costs.

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  7. Comment on Are Python virtual environments comparable to Docker containers? in ~comp

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    This makes sense. Thank you!

    This makes sense. Thank you!

  8. Comment on Are Python virtual environments comparable to Docker containers? in ~comp

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    Thanks for the info and the scraper idea : ) I definitely agree about things making more sense when actually using them. I wonder if this is a matter of learning style or the nature of the technology.

    Thanks for the info and the scraper idea : ) I definitely agree about things making more sense when actually using them. I wonder if this is a matter of learning style or the nature of the technology.

  9. Comment on Are Python virtual environments comparable to Docker containers? in ~comp

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    Thank you. This definitely helps. One more question, if you don't mind... If changes inside the container aren't persistent, are you just not supposed to use them in situations where you need...

    Thank you. This definitely helps. One more question, if you don't mind...

    If changes inside the container aren't persistent, are you just not supposed to use them in situations where you need persistent data?

  10. Are Python virtual environments comparable to Docker containers?

    I've been trying to understand Docker and while also learning Python it occurred to me that virtual environments seem to be the same thing. They're probably not, but can anyone shed some light on...

    I've been trying to understand Docker and while also learning Python it occurred to me that virtual environments seem to be the same thing. They're probably not, but can anyone shed some light on this?

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  11. Comment on Feedback wanted on website/dev project in ~comp

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    Ha, that works. Thanks again!

    Ha, that works. Thanks again!

  12. Comment on Feedback wanted on website/dev project in ~comp

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    Thank you for the detailed feedback! I definitely forsook some consistency when I got in the weeds in a few places just trying to get stuff to work. I guess it's time to refactor!

    Thank you for the detailed feedback! I definitely forsook some consistency when I got in the weeds in a few places just trying to get stuff to work. I guess it's time to refactor!

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  13. Comment on Feedback wanted on website/dev project in ~comp

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    Thank you! These seem like great next steps. What test suite do you recommend?

    Thank you! These seem like great next steps. What test suite do you recommend?

  14. Feedback wanted on website/dev project

    Hello ~comp, I've been learning web development in my spare time with the hopes of one day becoming a professional web developer. This is my latest project:...

    Hello ~comp,

    I've been learning web development in my spare time with the hopes of one day becoming a professional web developer.

    This is my latest project: https://github.com/farleykreynolds/toptenify. It's a small static site that pulls your listening data from the Spotify API.

    I welcome any feedback on the design, code, or any other aspect of the project. Thank you!

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  15. Comment on What books are you reading nowadays? in ~misc

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    I just got Stephen King's new book, The Outsider. Would love to hear [spoiler free] thoughts from anyone else who's reading it!

    I just got Stephen King's new book, The Outsider. Would love to hear [spoiler free] thoughts from anyone else who's reading it!

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  16. Comment on Hey ~comp, how does on-call work? in ~comp

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    I think the specifics will probably depend on how your company chooses to handle things and what kind of disaster recovery setup they have, etc. As far as your concerns about performance under...

    I think the specifics will probably depend on how your company chooses to handle things and what kind of disaster recovery setup they have, etc. As far as your concerns about performance under pressure, I imagine your co-workers would offer help if you explain your fears to them. I know it can be difficult to express vulnerability in that way but see if you can find the most helpful people you work with. In my experience, the most helpful people are some of the smartest and most reliable people too.

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