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  1. Comment on New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, an icon to many, to step down in ~news

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    I don't think it's accurate to attribute the rise in house prices solely to global economic forces. Adding more coutries to your link such as Australia, France or Japan shows that not every...

    blaming Ardern for the global housing market

    I don't think it's accurate to attribute the rise in house prices solely to global economic forces. Adding more coutries to your link such as Australia, France or Japan shows that not every country has had house prices rise as badly as New Zealand.

    When Adern was first elected, her campaign focused on house prices as one of the most important issues which she claimed she could fix. House prices under Adern increased faster than than under her predecessor.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Portal RTX review: This particular release dramatically modernises the Valve classic with all-new assets and a fully path-traced pipeline, transforming the look of the game in ~games

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    Runs completley fine (but quite hot) on my 3070 once settings are adjusted. My guess is that a lot of bad reviews are because the default performance settings are very high and adjusting them is...

    Runs completley fine (but quite hot) on my 3070 once settings are adjusted.

    My guess is that a lot of bad reviews are because the default performance settings are very high and adjusting them is in a separate menu that requires a keyboard shortcut to access.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Day 2: Rock Paper Scissors in ~comp.advent_of_code

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    My questionable solutions in Java: part 1 public static void dayTwoPartOne() throws IOException { System.out.println(Files.readAllLines(Path.of("input-day2.txt")) .stream() .mapToInt(s->...

    My questionable solutions in Java:

    part 1
    public static void dayTwoPartOne() throws IOException {
            System.out.println(Files.readAllLines(Path.of("input-day2.txt"))
                .stream()
                .mapToInt(s-> ((int)s.charAt(2) - 87) + switch(((int)s.charAt(2) - 88) - ((int)s.charAt(0) - 65)){
                    case -2 -> 6;
                    case -1 -> 0;
                    case 0 -> 3;
                    case 1 -> 6;
                    case 2 -> 0;
                    default -> throw new IllegalArgumentException();
                }
            ).sum());
        }
    
    
    part 2
    
    public static void dayTwoPartTwo() throws IOException {
            System.out.println(Files.readAllLines(Path.of("input-day2.txt"))
                .stream()
                .mapToInt(s-> switch((int)s.charAt(2) - 88){
                    case 0 ->  0 + ((int)s.charAt(0) - 63)%3 + 1;
                    case 1 -> 3 + (int)s.charAt(0) - 64;
                    case 2 ->  6 + ((int)s.charAt(0) - 64)%3 + 1;
                    default -> throw new IllegalArgumentException();
                }
            ).sum());
        }
    
    3 votes
  4. Comment on “I have become convinced that Kremlin has made a decision to invade Ukraine later this winter.” (Dec 21, 2021) in ~misc

  5. Comment on The new puritans in ~humanities

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    I think it's important to note that these are not one and the same. It is possible presume innocence without blaming the accuser.
    • Exemplary

    not believing and also blaming victims of sexual assualt and rape

    I think it's important to note that these are not one and the same. It is possible presume innocence without blaming the accuser.

    12 votes
  6. Comment on Introducing the PinePhone Pro in ~tech

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    Signal works fine without Google play services, so I can't see how it could not work on the pinephone.

    Signal

    Signal works fine without Google play services, so I can't see how it could not work on the pinephone.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on High Court of Australia rules that media outlets are publishers of third-party Facebook comments in ~news

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    But how is the media company the publisher and not Facebook? Am I legally responsible for content commented on my Facebook page?

    But how is the media company the publisher and not Facebook? Am I legally responsible for content commented on my Facebook page?

    6 votes
  8. Comment on High Court of Australia rules that media outlets are publishers of third-party Facebook comments in ~news

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    This seems completely illogical. Does the court just not realise how Facebook works or am I missing something?

    The court found that, by creating a public Facebook page and posting content, the outlets had facilitated, encouraged and thereby assisted the publication of comments from third-party Facebook users, and they were, therefore, publishers of those comments.

    This seems completely illogical. Does the court just not realise how Facebook works or am I missing something?

    7 votes
  9. Comment on Taliban enter Afghan capital as US diplomats evacuate by chopper in ~news

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    What would a reasonable manner of leaving look to you? How would the Taliban not just take control on the 21st anniversary of 9/11?

    What would a reasonable manner of leaving look to you? How would the Taliban not just take control on the 21st anniversary of 9/11?

    3 votes
  10. Comment on An open letter against Apple's privacy-invasive content scanning technology in ~tech

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    System apps update with the OS on iOS, I have seen apple use similar wording before for other irrevalent updates to system apps.

    Apple talks about this as a feature of the OS, and that it's coming in future OS updates, but then talks about what the Messages app and Photos app will do.

    System apps update with the OS on iOS, I have seen apple use similar wording before for other irrevalent updates to system apps.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on It's so hot in Dubai that the government is artificially creating rainstorms using electrical charges from drones in ~enviro

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    It already has been, attempted at least, 50 years ago in Vietnam

    perhaps something like that could be done intentionally?

    It already has been, attempted at least, 50 years ago in Vietnam

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Ground temperatures in Siberia reach extremes of 48°C, air temperatures reach 30°C in ~enviro

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    Why did this article provide no context and not mention what the ground temperature has been and was expected to be, these numbers are meaningless to me apart from sounding vaguely high. National...

    Why did this article provide no context and not mention what the ground temperature has been and was expected to be, these numbers are meaningless to me apart from sounding vaguely high.

    National Geographic from last year provides much better context for these numbers:

    “At this time of the year, around the summer solstice, you get 24 hours of sunlight,” says Walt Meier, a climate scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. “That’s a lot of solar energy coming in. So in these high-latitude areas—80 degrees, 90 degrees, that’s not unheard of.”

    But climate change is “loading the dice” toward extreme temperatures like the one recorded this week, he says. The Arctic is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet: Baseline warmth in the high Arctic has increased by between 3.6 to 5.4°F(2 to 3°C) over the past hundred or so years. About 0.75°C of that has occurred in the last decade alone. (Find out more about climate change and how humans are causing it.)

    8 votes
  13. Comment on Macron and Le Pen lose out as French voters shun local elections: Abstention rate estimated at 68%, and exit polls suggest Le Pen’s National Rally failed to get expected support in ~news

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    Wikipedia's polling summary, at this time Macron is still the undisputable favourite to win were the election to occur today

    Wikipedia's polling summary, at this time Macron is still the undisputable favourite to win were the election to occur today

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Sponsored content in ~tv

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    No, YouTube won't serve the video to a non-US IP If the invidious instance is in proxy mode and is based in the US, yes. Otherwise no.

    youtube-dl

    No, YouTube won't serve the video to a non-US IP

    invidious

    If the invidious instance is in proxy mode and is based in the US, yes. Otherwise no.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Trump's blog isn't lighting up the internet in ~tech

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    Not to say deplatforming isn't effective, but that's also probably because he lost the election and is now just a random powerless cult leader

    Trump has barely been in the news at all in since January

    Not to say deplatforming isn't effective, but that's also probably because he lost the election and is now just a random powerless cult leader

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Lumber prices soar, but logs are still dirt cheap in ~finance

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    Ideally prices rise, sawmills are more profitable, more sawmills are built, prices decrease. Of course that's not what always happens.

    Ideally prices rise, sawmills are more profitable, more sawmills are built, prices decrease. Of course that's not what always happens.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Why Amazon workers sided with the company over a union in ~finance

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    So Amazon is using AWS to subsidise wages? Surely that’s a great thing, workers are being paid more. I don’t think this is correct anyway, Amazon’s US e-commerce business does make a profit.

    So Amazon is using AWS to subsidise wages? Surely that’s a great thing, workers are being paid more.

    I don’t think this is correct anyway, Amazon’s US e-commerce business does make a profit.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Built-in FTP implementation to be removed in Firefox 90 in ~tech

  19. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    All of them? I agree that the changes in Signal seem questionable, but I'm genuinely curious what the issue is with all crypto currencies?

    I refuse to support cryptocurrencies

    All of them? I agree that the changes in Signal seem questionable, but I'm genuinely curious what the issue is with all crypto currencies?

    7 votes
  20. Comment on The case for music.gov in ~music

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    One issue with this is that there would only be one music streaming service. If you don't like Spotify you can switch to Pandora or Deezer or many more. Perhaps an artist owned label would solve...

    a service for artists by artist for artists

    One issue with this is that there would only be one music streaming service. If you don't like Spotify you can switch to Pandora or Deezer or many more. Perhaps an artist owned label would solve some of those issues (but ofc that is never going to happen)