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  1. Comment on New US lawsuit claims dating apps designed to turn love seekers into addicts in ~life

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    I'd say it's because these are the days you're least likely to go out and instead sitting at home.

    I'd say it's because these are the days you're least likely to go out and instead sitting at home.

    10 votes
  2. Comment on OpenAI releases Sora: Creating video from text in ~tech

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    So I was telling my brother a couple of years ago that the next election cycle will have seriously good deep fake videos of Biden doing stuff to fuel the right. This comes just in time. I'm sure...

    So I was telling my brother a couple of years ago that the next election cycle will have seriously good deep fake videos of Biden doing stuff to fuel the right. This comes just in time.

    I'm sure we'll see some of Trump, but nothing can convince that cult.

    12 votes
  3. Comment on Senators ask CEOs why their drugs cost so much more in the US in ~health

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    I'm also in pharma, generics, but it's still somewhat the same game. Minus the patents and spending millions to extend them. Margins are still 50+% Orders, pricing, delivery and all that are part...

    I'm also in pharma, generics, but it's still somewhat the same game. Minus the patents and spending millions to extend them. Margins are still 50+%

    Orders, pricing, delivery and all that are part of a convoluted system where a lot of the costs are administrative in addition a lot of the infrastructure is built to maximize how much a company can charge the government since it cannot negotiate drug pricing.

    Most drugs go through a wholesaler distribution network. The pharma company charges the wholesaler a price slightly below list price. The wholesaler will then sell and deliver the product to the end customer... But it's not like a normal distribution pricing system... Oh no. They sell at contract price which can be significantly less than the list price (can be 90% cheaper). But wait you say... How can you do that and stay in business? Chargebacks. They then request the difference in the price back to the Pharma company. There are systems and middleware and people to manage that whole process. Then there are the fees, rebates. The benefit with the huge range in price between the wholesale acquisition price and the contract price is for when someone isn't on contract. They get sold at list.. this helps raise the price a company can charge the government. When you're 1 of 2 suppliers... This can be a lot of money. Just imagine what happens if one of those companies had to stop manufacturing due to an FDA audit or natural disaster.

    This is just one part of the administrative costs. Now add in your doctor, the hospital, health insurance. Probably other shit I don't know about.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on ‘Money dysmorphia’ traps millennials and gen Zers – mixed signals about the economy have made it tough for some younger adults to know where they stand financially in ~finance

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    Social media, from influences to just general message about how hard it is. Then you see people that seemingly have everything and their life together. Creates this whirlwind of despair.

    Social media, from influences to just general message about how hard it is. Then you see people that seemingly have everything and their life together. Creates this whirlwind of despair.

    10 votes
  5. Comment on Why do Americans think the economy is bad? in ~finance

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    Yeah, our property taxes went up 20% this year. They are more than our mortgage payment.

    Yeah, our property taxes went up 20% this year. They are more than our mortgage payment.

    16 votes
  6. Comment on Deepfake scammer walks off with $25 million in first-of-its-kind AI heist in ~tech

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    I'm actually surprised the bank didn't hold the transaction. I work in corporate Treasury so would be the one who would approve these type of transactions. Their internal policy is definitely...

    I'm actually surprised the bank didn't hold the transaction. I work in corporate Treasury so would be the one who would approve these type of transactions.

    Their internal policy is definitely garbage, who else approved?

    But this would have gone to a new account and the bank should have flagged it as potential fraud. Lot of failures along the way for this to get out.

    Hell we get shit flagged for 200k if it's a recipient we've never sent funds to.

    9 votes
  7. Comment on I'm looking for a project management tool similar to gantt but... different in ~tech

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    Nah their marketing isn't great. I only found it by accident lol

    Nah their marketing isn't great. I only found it by accident lol

  8. Comment on I'm looking for a project management tool similar to gantt but... different in ~tech

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    Then you might actually want to use project online since it has dependencies, but I still don't think multiple cards move at the same time on the board. Might just be there isn't a perfect...

    Then you might actually want to use project online since it has dependencies, but I still don't think multiple cards move at the same time on the board.

    Might just be there isn't a perfect solution for your use case but perhaps you can get closer enough.

    Sometime in the nearish future project online and planner will get merged.

  9. Comment on I'm looking for a project management tool similar to gantt but... different in ~tech

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    Checkout Microsoft Planner, it's like a simple project. You can have tasks within it, assign to people, use buckets for categorization and timeline. Can have chats with it. Works best with a teams...

    Checkout Microsoft Planner, it's like a simple project. You can have tasks within it, assign to people, use buckets for categorization and timeline. Can have chats with it. Works best with a teams channel.

    I use it for my teams projects and for the bigger ones I use project.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on More Americans are nonreligious. Who are they and what do they believe? in ~humanities

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    I would say none of those questions matter and are none of anyone's business. My beliefs, or yours for that matter, should have no impact on how we live our lives and ships have no impact on others.

    I would say none of those questions matter and are none of anyone's business. My beliefs, or yours for that matter, should have no impact on how we live our lives and ships have no impact on others.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on WiFi 7 is officially here, but routers are pricey. Do you need it yet? in ~tech

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    Interesting, I get about 5-600 down on my wifi 5 AP. Haven't seen a need yet to upgrade to 6, let alone 7!

    Interesting, I get about 5-600 down on my wifi 5 AP. Haven't seen a need yet to upgrade to 6, let alone 7!

  12. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

  13. Comment on My disabled son’s amazing gaming life in the World of Warcraft (2019) in ~games

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    I played WoW back at the beginning of 2005-07,09-10. That first round I can really relate to the social online community. It was very strong even beyond your own guild. I met people then that I...

    I played WoW back at the beginning of 2005-07,09-10. That first round I can really relate to the social online community. It was very strong even beyond your own guild. I met people then that I still talk to, albeit not that often. I went to one of their weddings, was invited to another that I regret not doing enough to make (nervous dive is be by myself and it was in Texas and I'm from Chicago). It truly was something else and the people were probably the biggest reason I kept playing that game for as long as I did.

    Very cool to see someone who would have struggled to have that kind of connection with others due to the physical disability be able make those friends.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Yeah I have expeditions Rome wishlisted. Big fan of that era and love total war Rome

    Yeah I have expeditions Rome wishlisted.

    Big fan of that era and love total war Rome

  15. Comment on What happened in 2023 that will have an impact on the rest of the decade? in ~talk

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    Wow, that's a big variance. Is this due to the reduction of sulphates in the ocean transporters fuel? I had read that while good to remove had this unforeseen side effect.

    Wow, that's a big variance.

    Is this due to the reduction of sulphates in the ocean transporters fuel? I had read that while good to remove had this unforeseen side effect.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Tildeverse.org in ~tech

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    I haven't used IRC since the late 90s early 2000's. Didn't realize that is remained popular.

    I haven't used IRC since the late 90s early 2000's. Didn't realize that is remained popular.

  17. Comment on How two pharmacists figured out that oral phenylephrine decongestants don’t work in ~health

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    Ya pretty sure that is what's in the 12 hour

    Ya pretty sure that is what's in the 12 hour

    1 vote
  18. Comment on How two pharmacists figured out that oral phenylephrine decongestants don’t work in ~health

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    I never felt that the 4 hour did anything, but the 12 hour always clears me out.

    I never felt that the 4 hour did anything, but the 12 hour always clears me out.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Someone registered their phone subscription using my email in ~tech

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    Yeah, I had the same problem. Ended up finding the dudes address and phone number. Texted him he needed to be more careful. No response. Cancelled his phone plan. That fixed it mostly. Still get...

    Yeah, I had the same problem. Ended up finding the dudes address and phone number. Texted him he needed to be more careful. No response. Cancelled his phone plan. That fixed it mostly. Still get some random stuff.

    31 votes
  20. Comment on The death of a gun-rights warrior in ~life

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    They want people to talk to them about it. They want the attention. They've also watched too many movies where a guy with a gun is the hero. Good portion of them want to be seen as we heroes when...

    They want people to talk to them about it. They want the attention. They've also watched too many movies where a guy with a gun is the hero.

    Good portion of them want to be seen as we heroes when they offer throw our tyrannical government.

    29 votes