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  1. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (November 2022) in ~talk

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    I wonder if it's possible you're swimming in water and have forgotten about the existence of water, or something like that :). In no way do I mean to invalidate your experience here, but it sounds...

    I wonder if it's possible you're swimming in water and have forgotten about the existence of water, or something like that :). In no way do I mean to invalidate your experience here, but it sounds like you're a very accomplished person doing amazing stuff right now day to day! You feel tired and it may be easy to focus on the large list of further cool things you could be doing instead, but I have deep respect for folks who take on just a bit more than they can chew in order to grow (your learning), contribute (your job), and give back (your teaching) all at once :). I have a coworker like you and think she's awesome. I hope you can get some rest on a regular basis and also find some moments to appreciate your amazing-ness in the here and now.

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  3. Comment on Flood damage cuts all rail access to Canada's largest port of Vancouver in ~enviro

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    Looking forward to them and thanks for the heads up! Good luck with the meeting and paper :)

    Looking forward to them and thanks for the heads up! Good luck with the meeting and paper :)

  4. Comment on Flood damage cuts all rail access to Canada's largest port of Vancouver in ~enviro

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    I ask this in the most non-accusatory way possible: how do you feel about the homesteading/"prepper" approach being a sort of "fuck you, I got mine" mentality in that it could only support...

    I ask this in the most non-accusatory way possible: how do you feel about the homesteading/"prepper" approach being a sort of "fuck you, I got mine" mentality in that it could only support yourself and so many others compared to the total number of people in society? Do you struggle at all with the tension between working to make society as a whole more resilient and safe for all vs the priority to ensure you and your loved ones have a safe and stable future?

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  5. Comment on We work at the ACLU. Here’s what we think about vaccine mandates. in ~health.coronavirus

  6. Comment on What's something that is, surprisingly, made with animal products? in ~enviro

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    Wow, this is an excellent summary of Veganism. Saving to share in the future :)

    Wow, this is an excellent summary of Veganism. Saving to share in the future :)

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  7. Comment on MacKenzie Scott, citing wealth gap, donates $2.7 billion in ~finance

  8. Comment on You got a one way ticket to 200 years into the future. Do you go? in ~talk

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    Interesting. Your comment got me looking around the internet. It's on Nick Bostrom's list: 80000 hours has it as unlikely as existential, but recognizes it increases the likelihood of other...

    Interesting. Your comment got me looking around the internet.

    It's on Nick Bostrom's list:

    One scenario is that the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere turns out to be a strongly self-reinforcing feedback process. Maybe this is what happened on Venus, which now has an atmosphere dense with CO2 and a temperature of about 450O C. Hopefully, however, we will have technological means of counteracting such a trend by the time it would start getting truly dangerous.

    80000 hours has it as unlikely as existential, but recognizes it increases the likelihood of other extinction-level events

    Even in extreme feedback scenarios, however, we would still probably survive as a species. The highest levels of warming would still leave parts of the Earth habitable, and (assuming society does not collapse – a possibility we will return to in a moment) technological advances would help us adapt to our more hostile environment.

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    Overall it does seem like climate change probably increases other existential risks and contributes to total risk, though it’s unclear how (or by how much). Importantly, it seems like the risks are again much greater the more extreme the warming is, since smaller increases in temperature will be easier to adapt to.

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  9. Comment on The climate crisis is worse than you can imagine. Here’s what happens if you try. in ~enviro

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    I think a few things are true: One person's decisions don't change much The government won't do anything if there is no public outcry for it A good way to create public outcry is to demonstrate a...

    I think a few things are true:

    • One person's decisions don't change much
    • The government won't do anything if there is no public outcry for it
    • A good way to create public outcry is to demonstrate a change in consumer choices, which comes down to aggregated individual actions

    This is recognized in your post with

    Not that individuals shouldn't do what they can, we need that too

    I just think this point can't be emphasized enough. It's true that companies and regulations are the majority movers for CO2 emissions. But blaming them, stopping there and throwing our hands up is a mistake. We should be doing everything in our power as individuals (while staying healthy/happy/sane) - loudly and consistently supporting the right lawmakers, loudly and progressively changing our individual consumption/food choices/transportation/energy use habits, and recognizing our own individual responsibility in the larger context.

    No blame is to be placed on an individual. But within ourselves, internally, we have to cultivate a strong sense of responsibility and effectiveness-oriented action taking.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (February 2021) in ~talk

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    I appreciate you sharing this. You're a good writer, and come off as a resilient, thoughtful person. I hope your situation changes in a way that makes you feel less stuck.

    I appreciate you sharing this. You're a good writer, and come off as a resilient, thoughtful person. I hope your situation changes in a way that makes you feel less stuck.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on How's your hair? in ~talk

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    Mine has now reached my shoulders. It gets everywhere and I've started to love my scrunchy as much as my phone. I'll be getting a mullet when I get my first vaccine shot, and a normal haircut...

    Mine has now reached my shoulders. It gets everywhere and I've started to love my scrunchy as much as my phone. I'll be getting a mullet when I get my first vaccine shot, and a normal haircut after my second.

    8 votes
  12. Comment on Billionaires see VR as a way to avoid radical social change in ~humanities

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    This is bang on. I recently volunteered trying to teach a senior how to use an iPad. It was so difficult, especially doing it over the phone. First session took 45 minutes to find the home button...

    This is bang on. I recently volunteered trying to teach a senior how to use an iPad. It was so difficult, especially doing it over the phone. First session took 45 minutes to find the home button and press it twice to get to the home screen. Keyboard way too finicky. Hard to hold or move the screen without accidentally brushing it with your thumb. Unclear what's a button and what's just text. Icons too small and close to each other.

    It's enough to make me want to make a unifying app interfacing with other services where everything is just simple, large, text and buttons. Reader-mode everything. Confirmation modals take up the whole screen. Font size min 24px. Only like 5 things max to look at per page.

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  13. Comment on Glitter bomb 3.0 vs. porch pirates in ~hobbies

  14. Comment on Gratitude: One Year Later in ~talk

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    I am thankful for my health and body. It moves me around and feels relatively good to live in despite some aches here and there.

    I am thankful for my health and body. It moves me around and feels relatively good to live in despite some aches here and there.

    9 votes
  15. Comment on Share a link to a happy song! in ~music

  16. Comment on What projects/orgs are you donating to? in ~talk

  17. Comment on Cee Lo Green - F*ck You (2010) in ~music

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    Always liked this song, but I recently learned that Cee Lo might kinda suck :/... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CeeLo_Green#Controversies

    Always liked this song, but I recently learned that Cee Lo might kinda suck :/...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CeeLo_Green#Controversies

    Two of his specific tweets regarding rape were "People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!" and "If someone is passed out they're not even WITH you consciously! so WITH Implies consent"

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  18. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    Maybe a simple question, but I have a frontend running in a docker container and a backend running in a docker container. My frontend hit Same Origin Policy errors when I try to query the backend....

    Maybe a simple question, but I have a frontend running in a docker container and a backend running in a docker container. My frontend hit Same Origin Policy errors when I try to query the backend.

    My current thought is to use nginx to serve my frontend and reverse proxy routes to my backend to avoid this error. Will this work? Any other obvious solutions?

    3 votes