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  1. Comment on English has twenty vowels in ~humanities

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    Really curious :which vowels is American English lacking?

    Really curious :which vowels is American English lacking?

    1 vote
  2. Comment on New malaria vaccine is world-changing, say scientists in ~health

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    Did they study what happens if you don't get all the doses? Like, what happens if you only get a single one? If there's still an effect, it might be good enough to improve people's lives, even if...

    Did they study what happens if you don't get all the doses? Like, what happens if you only get a single one?

    If there's still an effect, it might be good enough to improve people's lives, even if doing all doses would probably be even better.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Requesting resources for de-googling in ~tech

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    For email, I just want to mention that I use PurelyMail. It's extremely cheap and it work really well.

    For email, I just want to mention that I use PurelyMail. It's extremely cheap and it work really well.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Developer turns 'future of gaming' talk into a surprise attack on convention's NFT and blockchain sponsors in ~games

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    That still wouldn't be enough to maintain the current price if no one were buying. Which begs the question: who is buying bitcoin at the moment?

    That still wouldn't be enough to maintain the current price if no one were buying. Which begs the question: who is buying bitcoin at the moment?

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Climate change: 'Sand battery' could solve green energy's big problem in ~enviro

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    I'd like to see a scientific review of this idea. Does it have potential to store a significant part of our heating needs? Or will it always be a gimmick?

    I'd like to see a scientific review of this idea. Does it have potential to store a significant part of our heating needs? Or will it always be a gimmick?

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Movie recommendation: Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes in ~movies

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    That was really fun! Thanks for sharing.

    That was really fun! Thanks for sharing.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on French election 2022: full live results in ~news

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    Definitely hope you're right 😊

    Definitely hope you're right 😊

    1 vote
  8. Comment on French election 2022: full live results in ~news

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    Many Mélenchon voters are likely to stay home instead of voting for Macron. So it's definitely not won for Macron yet. He's got a good advantage, that's true, but I'll only be relieved when it's over.

    Not super familiar with French politics, but it looks like a fairly likely Macron win right now, no? 4 point margin over Le Pen, and I'd imagine the vast majority of Melechon's share will go to Macron.

    Many Mélenchon voters are likely to stay home instead of voting for Macron. So it's definitely not won for Macron yet. He's got a good advantage, that's true, but I'll only be relieved when it's over.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on America needs a better plan to fight autocracy in ~humanities

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    Thanks for sharing this very insightful article!

    Thanks for sharing this very insightful article!

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What Arduino-like kit do you recommend to get started with children? in ~tech

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    They're 8 and 10, but my idea is more to create simple things with them, and then let them play with the circuits. I was thinking of getting a kit like this one:...

    They're 8 and 10, but my idea is more to create simple things with them, and then let them play with the circuits. I was thinking of getting a kit like this one: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001653349193.html. The downside of these cheap Chinese kits is that you don't really know what you get, and their microcontrollers require messing up with proprietary firmware blobs, which is not fun. So I was wondering if there were any higher quality kits. I don't mind spending a little more.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on I was stuck on a side project for five years. Here’s how I finished it. in ~life

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    I find this idea very insightful. I've been stuck in "sheds" before. It would have been very useful to understand the distinction between "sheds" and "cakes".

    I find this idea very insightful. I've been stuck in "sheds" before. It would have been very useful to understand the distinction between "sheds" and "cakes".

    1 vote
  12. What Arduino-like kit do you recommend to get started with children?

    Hi Tildes, I'm looking to introduce my children (aged 10 or so) to simple electronics (blinking lights, simple sensors, ...). I've played with Arduino in the past, but I see that there are now...

    Hi Tildes,

    I'm looking to introduce my children (aged 10 or so) to simple electronics (blinking lights, simple sensors, ...). I've played with Arduino in the past, but I see that there are now many competing options: Arduino, cheap rip-offs, RPi zero, adafruit, ESP32, ... It's easy to get lost!

    Which do you recommend? Ideally, I'd like something cross-platform and open-source, easy to set up (ideally a kit with everything included), and of course not insanely expensive.

    Edit: thanks everyone for the good advice! There are so many good options...

    12 votes
  13. Comment on CentOS Linux 8 is about to die. What do you do next? in ~tech

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    I've never looked into it, but aren't there any companies providing Debian support?

    I've never looked into it, but aren't there any companies providing Debian support?

    1 vote
  14. Comment on CentOS Linux 8 is about to die. What do you do next? in ~tech

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    I feel Debian stable itself could be a solid candidate. Not sure how easy it is to get "enterprise support" for it, though.

    I feel Debian stable itself could be a solid candidate. Not sure how easy it is to get "enterprise support" for it, though.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on YouTube will no longer publicly display the dislike count on videos in ~tech

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    If the algorithm still takes them into account, you can still coordinate to bury content you don't like. It's more insidious, if anything.

    If the algorithm still takes them into account, you can still coordinate to bury content you don't like. It's more insidious, if anything.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on YouTube will no longer publicly display the dislike count on videos in ~tech

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    They can still do that even if the down votes are hidden, can't they?

    They can still do that even if the down votes are hidden, can't they?

  17. Comment on This is what 3°C of global warming looks like in ~enviro

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    @mycketforvirrad not very important, but the video, which is the important part of this link, is not behind a paywall.

    @mycketforvirrad not very important, but the video, which is the important part of this link, is not behind a paywall.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on This is what 3°C of global warming looks like in ~enviro

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    Any evidence to support this? IIRC, the "business as usual" hypothesis, which we are more or less following regardless of what leaders are saying, goes to 3 °C and beyond. I certainly hope major...

    When you watch this, remember that we probably won't hit 3°C

    Any evidence to support this? IIRC, the "business as usual" hypothesis, which we are more or less following regardless of what leaders are saying, goes to 3 °C and beyond. I certainly hope major policy changes will occur soon throughout the world, but so far I don't see them happening, or at least not fast enough.

    3 votes