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  1. Comment on Someday aliens will land and all will be fine until we explain our calendar in ~life

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    How have I gone all my life not realising that months 9-12 are actually named 7-10? Never crossed my mind, even knowing about the insertion of emperor months.

    How have I gone all my life not realising that months 9-12 are actually named 7-10? Never crossed my mind, even knowing about the insertion of emperor months.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on :-) is 40 years old now in ~comp

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    My guess was going to be Gizmoduck.

    My guess was going to be Gizmoduck.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Absurd Trolley Problems in ~humanities

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    I found it interesting that the numbers were significantly different between the choice to kill 1 vs 4 people to save 5. I approached it from a purely utilitarian perspective and answered the same...

    I found it interesting that the numbers were significantly different between the choice to kill 1 vs 4 people to save 5. I approached it from a purely utilitarian perspective and answered the same since both 1 and 4 are less than 5.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on yt-dlp: A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes in ~tech

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    I went to yt-dlp because downloads on the original became extremely slow at some point.

    I went to yt-dlp because downloads on the original became extremely slow at some point.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Summer Games Done Quick 2022, a charity speedrunning marathon, has begun in ~games

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    Same I was expecting July, and I haven't finished watching the AGDQ VoDs yet.

    Same I was expecting July, and I haven't finished watching the AGDQ VoDs yet.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Prototyping group decision making with automatic delegation in ~tech

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    I would only do minor tweaks. 6. I don't think voting should be closed when everyone votes, that is to allow people to change votes. Both the option to set a date and for a member to close the...

    I would only do minor tweaks.
    6. I don't think voting should be closed when everyone votes, that is to allow people to change votes. Both the option to set a date and for a member to close the vote are good, you still need a decision after all.
    7. Yes, I think it's good to be flexible with the decision. Perhaps giving the option of runner up or random selection. Though I think there would be groups that start using a system like this for the vote but end up just going random every time.

    On a different note, I think you should consider Discord as the delivery mechanism. It's what most gaming groups use nowadays for organising.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Prototyping group decision making with automatic delegation in ~tech

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    I think a good use case for this would be, similar to the book club example, what game to play next. This works both for groups of people that play video games online and board games. I used to...

    I think a good use case for this would be, similar to the book club example, what game to play next. This works both for groups of people that play video games online and board games. I used to have a board games group that used to play weekly and this would have been awesome to help us decide!

    1 vote
  8. Comment on NFT Bored Ape marketplace gets hacked, people lose 'millions' in ape pictures in ~finance

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    The article's title is quite misleading. The exchange wasn't hacked, one of their social media accounts was compromised and was used to phish people.

    The article's title is quite misleading. The exchange wasn't hacked, one of their social media accounts was compromised and was used to phish people.

    10 votes
  9. Comment on We're building computers wrong in ~comp

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    Agreed, although Derek has been transparent as to why that is the case (He usually starts with a more normal sounding title and changes to something clickbaity to drive views; same for...

    Agreed, although Derek has been transparent as to why that is the case (He usually starts with a more normal sounding title and changes to something clickbaity to drive views; same for thumbnails), I'm still not completely comfortable with it. I'm likely in the minority thinking that the original titles are good enough but then the subsequent ones are clearly not aimed at myself.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Bandcamp has been acquired by Epic Games in ~music

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    It's pretty boilerplate for acquisition announcements to claim nothing will change, or at least the features users love won't, while the opposite is likely to happen in the long run. I'm a big fan...

    by all accounts nothing is changing yet

    It's pretty boilerplate for acquisition announcements to claim nothing will change, or at least the features users love won't, while the opposite is likely to happen in the long run. I'm a big fan of Bandcamp, not a fan of Epic so feeling a bit pessimistic about these news.

    12 votes
  11. Comment on How do you manage your music collection? in ~music

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    Oooh! MusicButler looks awesome. I'll keep an eye on it.

    Oooh! MusicButler looks awesome. I'll keep an eye on it.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on How do you manage your music collection? in ~music

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    Not sure beet will meet my needs for this, but will look into it. I may still want to use it to organise the files themselves. Thanks!

    Not sure beet will meet my needs for this, but will look into it. I may still want to use it to organise the files themselves. Thanks!

    3 votes
  13. Comment on How do you manage your music collection? in ~music

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    I'm familiar with Lidarr but hadn't thought about it for this use case, will check it out. Thanks!

    I'm familiar with Lidarr but hadn't thought about it for this use case, will check it out. Thanks!

    1 vote
  14. How do you manage your music collection?

    Hey everyone! This year I've started getting into music collecting, and I'm wondering what everyone around here uses/recommends to manage a music collection. Basically what I'm after is software...

    Hey everyone!

    This year I've started getting into music collecting, and I'm wondering what everyone around here uses/recommends to manage a music collection. Basically what I'm after is software where:

    1. I can pick the albums that I own.
    2. I can pick albums that I want to own.
    3. I get notifications when one of tmy tracked artists releases a new album.
    4. Should not be a mobile exclusive app.

    I've looked at Discogs but this one goes a level of complexity beyond what I need (It tracks all the different releases of a same album) and MusicBrainz which seems more what I'm after but not sure if it does #3; though I could supplement that with a different service. Looking for suggestions on software available online or self-hosted.

    9 votes
  15. Comment on IKEA has cut sick pay for unvaccinated workers, without mitigating circumstances, required to self isolate – retail giant acknowledged it was an emotive topic in ~life

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    While I agree with your first point I'm not sure I agree with the second. I believe that everyone walking into a hospital should get the same care regardless of who they are and what actions...

    While I agree with your first point I'm not sure I agree with the second.
    I believe that everyone walking into a hospital should get the same care regardless of who they are and what actions they've taken, otherwise you start going down a path where you have to come up with a framework to assess patients where you need perfect information and you don't have it. Consider the following scenarios:

    • Should a smoking patient be delayed over a non smoker one?
    • Should someone that's overweight be delayed over someone that isn't and looks athletic?
    • A COVID patient that is unvaccinated because they live in an abusive relationship comes in, should they be delayed because of their situation?

    I think the right way to do it is to incentivise them to get the vaccine, make optional activities either more expensive or not available. If you want to go out to dinner, you must be vaccinated. If you want to travel, you must be vaccinated. If you want to attend a sports event, you must be vaccinated.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on Windows 11 blocks Edge browser competitors from opening links in ~tech

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    Hoping it will be for me as well. Unknowingly made the mistake of purchasing a VR headset that only works with Windows, if not for that I would have at least tried to make the switch already.

    Hoping it will be for me as well. Unknowingly made the mistake of purchasing a VR headset that only works with Windows, if not for that I would have at least tried to make the switch already.