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  1. Comment on Men have no friends and women bear the burden in ~life

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    This article is so bizarre to me. Does that description align with anyone else's experience? In my friend group (men, mid to upper 30s), all of us get together regularly to play board games, go...

    This article is so bizarre to me. Does that description align with anyone else's experience? In my friend group (men, mid to upper 30s), all of us get together regularly to play board games, go swimming/boating, and generally eat/drink together. All of their wives are friendless beyond family, spend all their time watching TV, and get jealous that their husbands have hobbies besides sitting on the couch and watching dramas with them. It's... a real point of contention that we have to consider when planning anything.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Why vi rocks in ~comp

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    Yeah, I'm in vim all day every day, and I've never seen lots of this. All this stuff about marking lines? Gimme visual mode every day, just shift-v to mark entire lines, and you've got a visual...

    Yeah, I'm in vim all day every day, and I've never seen lots of this. All this stuff about marking lines? Gimme visual mode every day, just shift-v to mark entire lines, and you've got a visual representation of exactly the text that will be affected by your next action. > to indent or < to dedent are some useful commands I didn't see listed here (double-stroke to affect the current line rather than a selection).

  3. Comment on U.S. EPA chief defends big energy projects, says climate not top priority in ~enviro

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    But we did have a population explosion. The only reason billions more people aren't starving today is because we revolutionized the way we grow food, growing high-yield varieties with...

    But we did have a population explosion. The only reason billions more people aren't starving today is because we revolutionized the way we grow food, growing high-yield varieties with chemical-intensive, mechanized farming. Has your family member never heard of the green revolution? Norman Borlaug?

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Valve Index in ~tech

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    I know no one thinks it's wireless or pc-free, but that hole is about the right size, shape, and position for a removable battery pack. Which would seem like an odd choice for Valve trying to...

    I know no one thinks it's wireless or pc-free, but that hole is about the right size, shape, and position for a removable battery pack. Which would seem like an odd choice for Valve trying to promote their pc vr platform with a (hopefully affordable!) headset, but is slightly less fantastical than lidar.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Which messenger(s) do you currently use? If you had your preference, what single messaging service would you prefer to use? in ~talk

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    SMS/iMessage for individual communication with anyone, Telegram for group chats with my core friend group. Telegram has the best media sharing features and best selection of cross-platform clients...

    SMS/iMessage for individual communication with anyone, Telegram for group chats with my core friend group. Telegram has the best media sharing features and best selection of cross-platform clients (especially if you're excluding Facebook or Google services), so it was a pretty easy sell to get my friends to install it. The desktop/web clients make it great for sharing quick Photoshops or web links from wherever I am. We treat it like some unholy union of IRC and 4chan.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on Fearful of losing power, Thailand’s army opts for democracy lite in ~news

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    It's like an Onion headline: "Winners of previous coup say no further coups are necessary, everything is fine now."

    It's like an Onion headline: "Winners of previous coup say no further coups are necessary, everything is fine now."

    6 votes
  7. Comment on What re-recording or variation of a classic song do you believe beats the original? in ~music

  8. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    Yeah, I've always been baffled how much money Uber/Lyft skims off the top from their drivers, and somehow they're still losing money? I don't understand. It can't possibly be that expensive to run...

    Yeah, I've always been baffled how much money Uber/Lyft skims off the top from their drivers, and somehow they're still losing money? I don't understand. It can't possibly be that expensive to run a glorified geolocation app with 3rd party map data.

    If Wikipedia can run the 5th biggest site on the internet with donations and no ads, this should be doable. Subtract 5% or whatever credit card fees to add credit to your account, pay 100% to driver, take tips like Humble bundle: user chooses split between company and driver. Stick Jimmy Wales face on top if you must, that's a proven money-getter.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What are your favorite retro mobile games? in ~games

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    Basically the entire PopCap library. Bejeweled Bookworm Dynamite Mummy Maze (a personal fav, but not especially popular) Peggle Zuma Plants vs Zombies (2009, tho the mobile versions might have...

    Basically the entire PopCap library.

    • Bejeweled
    • Bookworm
    • Dynamite
    • Mummy Maze (a personal fav, but not especially popular)
    • Peggle
    • Zuma
    • Plants vs Zombies (2009, tho the mobile versions might have released later)

    PvZ was the best of all, but it also signaled the beginning of the end. It was so successful that it attracted the roving eye of EA, seeking whom it may devour.

  10. Comment on Calling Prophet Muhammad a pedophile does not fall within freedom of speech: European court in ~news

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    The court got this obviously, tragically, very wrong. Her comments were grounded in the historical record, commonly accepted religious tradition, and a dictionary definition of pedophilia. This is...

    The court got this obviously, tragically, very wrong.

    it found that the woman's comments were not objective

    Her comments were grounded in the historical record, commonly accepted religious tradition, and a dictionary definition of pedophilia. This is as objective as any person needs to be.

    The applicant's comments "could only be understood as having been aimed at demonstrating that Muhammad was not worthy of worship"

    No one worships Muhammad. Believers in Islam worship Allah.

    She also argued they were [...] not designed to defame the Prophet of Islam

    Impossible. Defamation is the communication of false statements. You cannot defame anyone with true facts.

    35 votes
  11. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    "Social" drinking/smoking/etc is a widely accepted euphemism for partaking irregularly/conditionally, not just the literal meaning the word implies. I think you did the right thing. There's also...

    "Social" drinking/smoking/etc is a widely accepted euphemism for partaking irregularly/conditionally, not just the literal meaning the word implies. I think you did the right thing. There's also value in preserving and repeating specific questions for longitudinal study so as not to pollute the data with differing/confused interpretations of language. I would prefer if the wording stayed (not just here, but everywhere it's practical).

    9 votes
  12. Comment on Linux users: after finishing distro hopping, where did you land? in ~tech

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    I'm all over the place OS-wise. Prefer using my Macbook Pro, my desktop runs Windows 10 for gaming and with Hyper-V it makes a pretty great virtualization host. My virtual servers mostly run...

    I'm all over the place OS-wise. Prefer using my Macbook Pro, my desktop runs Windows 10 for gaming and with Hyper-V it makes a pretty great virtualization host. My virtual servers mostly run CentOS and whatever Linux version Docker for Windows comes with.

    My Raspberry Pi cluster runs Raspbian Lite (Debian based), I have a different ARM dev board running Armbian Stretch (also Debian based) as a Tor relay.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Meet the carousing, harmonica-playing Texan who just won a Nobel for his cancer breakthrough in ~science

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    It's not the the most rigorous scientific article, but as a layman with next to zero medical or genetic knowledge, I enjoyed the reading and felt like I gained an intuitive understanding of what...

    It's not the the most rigorous scientific article, but as a layman with next to zero medical or genetic knowledge, I enjoyed the reading and felt like I gained an intuitive understanding of what Jim Allison accomplished. (Besides playing with Willie Nelson)

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Could cryptominers be the good alternative to ads? in ~tech

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    Cryptocurrency is an environmental disaster, I wouldn't support it for any reason. CPU mining rather than GPU or ASIC is even worse. Subscribe to the Patreon if you want to help.

    Cryptocurrency is an environmental disaster, I wouldn't support it for any reason. CPU mining rather than GPU or ASIC is even worse.

    Subscribe to the Patreon if you want to help.

    38 votes
  15. Comment on Trump Administration seeks to stifle protests near White House and on National Mall in ~news

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    ...but because it's a constitutional issue, it will be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court, where the 5-justice majority will obviously invent some justification to trample on the First...

    ...but because it's a constitutional issue, it will be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court, where the 5-justice majority will obviously invent some justification to trample on the First Amendment to protect Trump.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Best Command-line Productivity Tools? in ~tech

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    Print stderr in red. Ascend multiple directory levels at once while leaving $PWD intact so you can cd - back: up() { cd $(printf '../%.0s' $(seq 1 $1)) }
    1. Print stderr in red.

    2. Ascend multiple directory levels at once while leaving $PWD intact so you can cd - back:

      up() {
      cd $(printf '../%.0s' $(seq 1 $1))
      }

    2 votes
  17. Comment on when did rap turn into this? we need to start over. in ~music

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    100%. I also think some hip-hop has genetically drifted so far it's speciated into a new genre. It doesn't have a name yet, but it is definitely isolated from the parent population. I certainly...

    100%. I also think some hip-hop has genetically drifted so far it's speciated into a new genre. It doesn't have a name yet, but it is definitely isolated from the parent population.

    I certainly don't mind the kids making new and different music, that's how the culture moves forward. But just as rock'n'roll splintered into a thousand genres that no longer answered to that name, it is time to taxonomize the newly discovered species.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Malak - a short story by Peter Watts in ~books

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    I like Peter Watts, so I’m gonna just paste my own Reddit comment here in case you’re looking for more. Regarding the ability and novel Blindsight:

    I like Peter Watts, so I’m gonna just paste my own Reddit comment here in case you’re looking for more. Regarding the ability and novel Blindsight:

    The Peter Watts novel Blindsight is the hardest, most science-packed science fiction book I’ve ever read. It explores this idea philosophically, as well as some interesting ideas about instinct, empathy, and conscious vs unconscious thought.
    All told in the framework of a first encounter with extraterrestrials. I love it—one of my fav novels.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on “The iPhone XR is depressing” — UnboxTherapy. TLDR: It has a low screen resolution only to artificially make it less premium than the iPhones XS and XS Max, to compel people to buy these two, instead. in ~tech

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    Thanks, I edited to say XS. Both are still dumb names.

    Thanks, I edited to say XS. Both are still dumb names.

    1 vote