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  1. Comment on How Google is killing independent sites like ours in ~tech

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    Nope, I'm with you or perhaps we're both cheapskates. I think search should be both free and high quality like the good old days. I understand there's a bit of sticking my head in the sand element...

    Nope, I'm with you or perhaps we're both cheapskates. I think search should be both free and high quality like the good old days. I understand there's a bit of sticking my head in the sand element to that position, but it's just where im at right now

    6 votes
  2. Comment on Joe Biden criticises US snack makers for ‘shrinkflation rip-off’ in ~food

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    If the product is on sale does it show sale price per ounce as well? My local store slaps a sale tag over the base tag and it doesn't include a refreshed price per ounce. Drives me mad

    If the product is on sale does it show sale price per ounce as well? My local store slaps a sale tag over the base tag and it doesn't include a refreshed price per ounce. Drives me mad

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Waymo driverless car set on fire, destroyed by San Francisco crowd in ~transport

  4. Comment on Side projects that were actually good? in ~music

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    Discovery got many plays from me. Reunion album please! I'm a pretty big fan of Rostam, he weaves gold as far as I'm concerned.

    Discovery got many plays from me. Reunion album please! I'm a pretty big fan of Rostam, he weaves gold as far as I'm concerned.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Google Pixel phones unusable after January 2024 system update in ~tech

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    Interesting perspective from the inside. From the outside, the pixel line doesn't feel like an just an insurance policy. To me, it feels like it gets tons of love. It's by far Google's longest...

    Pixel mostly exists as an insurance policy for Google.

    Interesting perspective from the inside. From the outside, the pixel line doesn't feel like an just an insurance policy. To me, it feels like it gets tons of love. It's by far Google's longest standing and most successful hardware product, right? They promote/market it a lot too. idk.

    8 votes
  6. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (February 2024) in ~health.mental

  7. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (February 2024) in ~health.mental

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    It's been 15hrs since you've posted, I hope you've found your keys?

    It's been 15hrs since you've posted, I hope you've found your keys?

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Reddit advised to target at least $5 billion valuation in IPO in ~finance

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    Lesser of two evils as far as I'm concerned. If I'm forced to pick between reddit (globally seachable) vs. discord (not globally seachable), ill hold my nose and use reddit. I'm speaking wrt a...

    Lesser of two evils as far as I'm concerned. If I'm forced to pick between reddit (globally seachable) vs. discord (not globally seachable), ill hold my nose and use reddit. I'm speaking wrt a place where critical mass of people congregate to talk about niche things

    14 votes
  9. Comment on Pharma bro Martin Shkreli goes ballistic on US federal appeals court for upholding lifetime ban from pharma industry in ~health

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    I remember many years ago I stumbled upon forum users glowing recommendations for recordings of Shkreli's finance tutorials. This was before his infamous pharma stuff that eventually put him...

    I remember many years ago I stumbled upon forum users glowing recommendations for recordings of Shkreli's finance tutorials. This was before his infamous pharma stuff that eventually put him behind bars. I watched some of them and you know what, they were very good. It felt like he was sharing secrets that industry insiders kept close to their chests (that area of finance being highly competitive and adversarial). He was quite likeable in the videos too, if my memory serves me, it seemed like he was sharing to spread knowledge and be helpful. Anyways, I'm not saying this in his defence or to excuse foul play, just more as a contemplation for how people can be many contradicting things at once

    22 votes
  10. Comment on Sundays are for Bolognese in ~food

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    Did I misunderstand the parent comment? I thought the complaint was requirement of making an account regardless of whether the content behind is paid or free

    Did I misunderstand the parent comment? I thought the complaint was requirement of making an account regardless of whether the content behind is paid or free

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Sundays are for Bolognese in ~food

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    You and me both. Is this trend a reaction to the ginormous amount of data companies are scraping to train LLMs? For reddit at least, the API fiasco and surge of chatGPT timeline seem to support...

    You and me both. Is this trend a reaction to the ginormous amount of data companies are scraping to train LLMs? For reddit at least, the API fiasco and surge of chatGPT timeline seem to support this theory

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Sundays are for Bolognese in ~food

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    Works for me. What's the trick to generate a nonpaywalled url like this? Get it from their newsletter I suppose?

    Works for me. What's the trick to generate a nonpaywalled url like this? Get it from their newsletter I suppose?

    1 vote
  13. Comment on People with a "second brain": Why? How? in ~life

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    I was referring to the former but the concept doesn't exclude the latter. You should customize the second brain methodologies so that its helpful to you, not burdensome.

    I was referring to the former but the concept doesn't exclude the latter. You should customize the second brain methodologies so that its helpful to you, not burdensome.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on People with a "second brain": Why? How? in ~life

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    Perhaps what you're missing is the option not to write everything down in the second brain. Nothing wrong with short and sweet.

    Perhaps what you're missing is the option not to write everything down in the second brain. Nothing wrong with short and sweet.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Food scientists at Finnish startup SuperGround have found a way to make chicken nuggets and fish cakes out of otherwise discarded bones and hard tissues in ~food

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    I'm with you that processed foods all kinda taste the same but I still think you can tell a meat and non-meat product apart. I can't be sure, but I think its might be the taste of animal fat. So...

    you wouldn't be able to tell the difference from the meat ones

    I'm with you that processed foods all kinda taste the same but I still think you can tell a meat and non-meat product apart. I can't be sure, but I think its might be the taste of animal fat. So its more pronounced on fattier foods (using your example the sausage roll would be more obvious to me than the nuggy). Just to be clear, I'm not trying to knock the non-meat products, I still enjoy them if they are well made.

    but I can tell the difference when the farts hit about an hour after eating..

    XD

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Covid kills nearly 10,000 in a month as holidays fuel spread, WHO says in ~health

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    Very interesting. I've never framed an infection this way, but it makes intuitive sense to me. Even more interesting is how it may serve to entrench people's opposing views on the issue. If you're...

    Very interesting. I've never framed an infection this way, but it makes intuitive sense to me. Even more interesting is how it may serve to entrench people's opposing views on the issue. If you're the type to shrug off the risk of infection, it stands to reason you'll also put yourself in a more situations where you receive a smaller load. And vice versa. If you're risk adverse and have been isolating, perhaps you've reduced the chances of receiving a small load and as a result you're more likely to get hammered by a large load while in a small group. Idk

    3 votes
  17. Comment on He spent his life building a $1 million stereo. The real cost was unfathomable. in ~music

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    No doubt Fritz reads like a piece of work. But this is a pretty heavy handed assessment given all as know about the family is what was written in this one piece, no?

    I hate to say it, but sometimes some people deserve their disease.

    No doubt Fritz reads like a piece of work. But this is a pretty heavy handed assessment given all as know about the family is what was written in this one piece, no?

    15 votes
  18. Comment on What do you eat when you're sick? in ~food

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    If I'm very sick I normally lose my appetite or have a sensitive stomach. So ill force myself to each soup for the nutrients and liquid. Toast and butter. Cereal and milk. Both of these are simple...

    If I'm very sick I normally lose my appetite or have a sensitive stomach. So ill force myself to each soup for the nutrients and liquid. Toast and butter. Cereal and milk. Both of these are simple to prepare and comfortable on the soul, so I find myself eating them too

    6 votes
  19. Comment on On media outlets frequent use of the term "Iranian-backed" in ~talk

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    Cool that makes sense. So there may be journalistic "tenancies" (for lack of a better word) to follow government language on foreign affair topics? Wonder if there's carrot/stick incentive...

    Now organizations are reporting the governments line.

    Cool that makes sense. So there may be journalistic "tenancies" (for lack of a better word) to follow government language on foreign affair topics? Wonder if there's carrot/stick incentive structure in play that encourages this. Or it's simply for legitimacy reasons.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on On media outlets frequent use of the term "Iranian-backed" in ~talk

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    This is not a hill I'm willing to die on, I simply don't know enough about it, nor do I feel strongly about it. I was referring to US media, or more broadly, western media. My argument is (perhaps...

    This is not a hill I'm willing to die on, I simply don't know enough about it, nor do I feel strongly about it. I was referring to US media, or more broadly, western media. My argument is (perhaps weakly) supported by the existence of gag orders and the increasing concentration of media-outlet ownership. i.e. increasingly larger firms, owned by a smaller group of people. If either one of the aforementioned supports gives out, then the argument topples with it.

    3 votes