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  1. Comment on Asian Americans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in ~tv

    mycketforvirrad
    Link Parent
    Wikipedia – British Asian

    In Britain, the word "Asian" most frequently refers to people of South Asian ancestry (Pakistanis, Indians, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans). This usage contrasts to that in the United States, where it is used primarily to refer to people of East Asian origin.

    In British English usage, the term Asian usually refers to people who trace their ancestry to South Asia, in particular the former British Raj and Ceylon (the modern countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives). The British Sociological Association's guidelines on equality and diversity suggest that "South Asian" is more precise than "Asian" and that the latter should not be used where there is a risk of it conflating South Asians with people from elsewhere in Asia.

    Wikipedia – British Asian

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  2. Comment on Asian Americans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in ~tv

    mycketforvirrad
    Link Parent
    Dev Patel doesn't qualify as an Asian American as he's English, born in London.

    Dev Patel doesn't qualify as an Asian American as he's English, born in London.

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  3. Comment on Twitch, Pinterest, Reddit and more go down in Fastly CDN outage in ~tech

    mycketforvirrad
    Link Parent
    No worries. I'm following the fun on Twitter at the moment. Sure beats the data entry I was half heartedly doing...

    No worries. I'm following the fun on Twitter at the moment. Sure beats the data entry I was half heartedly doing...

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  4. Comment on Why is it that sometimes we see the domain name of the link, sometimes we don't? in ~tildes

    mycketforvirrad
    Link Parent
    Some small updates over the past week – Posted March 9, 2019 by Deimos

    For about the last month, we've been showing domain names for link topics and usernames for text topics in the listings, but some people (rightfully) pointed out that this isn't very good for groups like ~creative where it's important to be able to see who's posting a link. I've updated it now so that I can change this behavior on a per-group basis, and for now, both ~creative and ~music will always show the submitter's name, even on link topics.

    Some small updates over the past week – Posted March 9, 2019 by Deimos

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