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  1. Comment on Slack Security Incident for Keybase CEO in ~comp

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    By that token, why spend $5k on a new computer but not any money on a new phone?

    By that token, why spend $5k on a new computer but not any money on a new phone?

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Slack Security Incident for Keybase CEO in ~comp

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    I'm confused why Max didn't just reformat his computer... unless someone spiked his hardware, that would fix any potential intrusion.

    I'm confused why Max didn't just reformat his computer... unless someone spiked his hardware, that would fix any potential intrusion.

    8 votes
  3. Comment on I Was A 10x Engineer. And I’m Sorry. in ~tech

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    It's quite an old term, dating from over 50 years ago (when the original 1968 study that kicked it off came out). I believe the 1975 book "The Mythical Man-Month" was what really popularized the...

    It's quite an old term, dating from over 50 years ago (when the original 1968 study that kicked it off came out). I believe the 1975 book "The Mythical Man-Month" was what really popularized the idea.

    (Not saying I buy into 10x, but it's not something from thin air invented by Silicon Valley types this year...)

    7 votes
  4. Comment on I Was A 10x Engineer. And I’m Sorry. in ~tech

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    I don't know that this author is describing a 10x engineer so much as a responsibility hoarder. I do not believe the two are the same thing. Nothing about being overprotective means that you are...

    I don't know that this author is describing a 10x engineer so much as a responsibility hoarder. I do not believe the two are the same thing. Nothing about being overprotective means that you are faster at coding.

    I get pretty annoyed at the way people approach the 10x engineer discussion - as if you either get speed or teamwork, but never both. In my 15+ years of software development I've found that to be a false dichotomy. Some developers work fast, some developers work slow. Some developers play well with others, some developers are real assholes. There's nothing directly linking those two axis.

    I think what confuses the issue is that some people get in their head that it's okay to be an asshole because they work fast. They justify their behavior to themselves by thinking that being an asshole is the key to their success, rather than simply an unrelated aspect of their personality. They may be reinforced by their managers who prefer their fast work and thus looks the other way on their asshole nature. All of these people fail to realize that being an asshole was not a prerequisite to their skill.

    I've worked with talented developers who work quickly who are also funny and kind. I've also worked with some assholes who also barely contributed to the codebase. It's not an either-or.

    13 votes
  5. Comment on Women’s Pockets are Inferior. in ~misc

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    My wife has started sewing larger pockets into her pants. It's been a huge success and I recommend it to anyone with the right skills.

    My wife has started sewing larger pockets into her pants. It's been a huge success and I recommend it to anyone with the right skills.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on The Golden Age of Cord-Cutting Is Over. Now What? in ~tv

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    At least where I live, the cost of (quality) cable still greatly exceeds the cost of paying for multiple streaming services.

    At least where I live, the cost of (quality) cable still greatly exceeds the cost of paying for multiple streaming services.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Buy Nintendo Switch now or wait for new release? in ~games

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    Amazingly good timing for the question!

    Amazingly good timing for the question!

    10 votes
  8. Comment on Beyond Meat has hit the ‘short-squeeze trifecta’ as borrow fees keep soaring in ~news

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    Can someone explain why so many people are shorting Beyond Meat?

    Can someone explain why so many people are shorting Beyond Meat?

    7 votes
  9. Comment on Vegetarian Protein Is Just As 'Complete' As Meat, Despite What We've Been Taught in ~health

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    I stumbled across this article last night and it kind of blew my mind (because I have been taught my whole life that vegetarianism == difficult protein acquisition). Does anyone here have any...

    I stumbled across this article last night and it kind of blew my mind (because I have been taught my whole life that vegetarianism == difficult protein acquisition). Does anyone here have any solid counter-arguments to it? I'm curious if I'm just being sucked in by bad science spread around the internet, or if it's actually true.

    The only other main source I've found of information is the Wikipedia page on protein combining, which seems to agree with the article linked.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Summer Box Office Meltdown: Why the Movie Business Is Running Scared in ~movies

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    tl;dr - bad movies lead to bad ticket sales and there have been a lot of bad movies this summer.

    tl;dr - bad movies lead to bad ticket sales and there have been a lot of bad movies this summer.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on What are your favorite short games? in ~games

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    You were min-maxing a game that is meant to be a journey. I can see how that would ruin the experience. The cape length doesn't even matter... you can get through the entire game without adding to...

    You were min-maxing a game that is meant to be a journey. I can see how that would ruin the experience. The cape length doesn't even matter... you can get through the entire game without adding to your cape.

    Did you ever get a partner in your playthrough? If you didn't link up with anyone, that also makes the experience a lot worse.

    4 votes