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  1. Comment on Apple introduces 8-core MacBook Pro in ~tech

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    I won't trust Apple again until the butterfly keyboards are gone. Before these keyboards, an MBP was an obvious choice for a top-notch laptop, but if I can't trust the keyboard, then none of the...

    I won't trust Apple again until the butterfly keyboards are gone. Before these keyboards, an MBP was an obvious choice for a top-notch laptop, but if I can't trust the keyboard, then none of the other components are worth a damn.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Grumpy Cat, dead at seven in ~misc

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    Rest in piece "Tardar Sauce" (which was definitely your real name all along and not a face-saving retcon for the name "Tard" that you originally went by.)

    Rest in piece "Tardar Sauce" (which was definitely your real name all along and not a face-saving retcon for the name "Tard" that you originally went by.)

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Lori Loughlin feels wronged in college admissions scandal in ~news

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    I'm pretty sure that even if they were being honest about being duped here, being duped into doing something illegal does not necessarily absolve you of the crime.

    I'm pretty sure that even if they were being honest about being duped here, being duped into doing something illegal does not necessarily absolve you of the crime.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Google releases 53 gender fluid emoji in ~tech

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    I totally feel you because I loved the blobs, but my understanding is that the goal here isn't so much to create gender fluid emoji, the goal is to create emoji that people feel personally...

    I totally feel you because I loved the blobs, but my understanding is that the goal here isn't so much to create gender fluid emoji, the goal is to create emoji that people feel personally represents them. The main reason I say this is because I've seen Jennifer Daniel (the person interviewed in this piece) speak about it and why she's been trying to add more and more customization to emoji.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Google Pixel 3a: high-end features at a more affordable price ($399 USD, $479 for XL) in ~tech

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    Camera is definitely the real dilemma. My wife's phone was on the fritz recently, and the problem was that she doesn't want any of the high end features except a decent camera. And the only way to...

    Camera is definitely the real dilemma. My wife's phone was on the fritz recently, and the problem was that she doesn't want any of the high end features except a decent camera. And the only way to get a decent camera is to spend lots of money.

    I'm so glad a device like the 3a is coming out. Let's put all the money into the camera!

    7 votes
  6. Comment on What Happens When You Put 2,000 Nerds on a Boat? in ~hobbies

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    I've been on three JoCo cruises (2012-2014). I'm glad that it's still going strong! It's probably a very different beast than back when I went, though, due to the growing size. It was really quite...

    I've been on three JoCo cruises (2012-2014).

    I'm glad that it's still going strong! It's probably a very different beast than back when I went, though, due to the growing size. It was really quite an amazing event when it was just ~500 people; quadrupling that size changes the tenor of the experience, I'm sure.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on A Few Billion Lines of Code Later: Using Static Analysis to Find Bugs in the Real World in ~comp

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    I found this old article to be a fun, practical view of static analysis tools. My favorite quote from it:

    I found this old article to be a fun, practical view of static analysis tools. My favorite quote from it:

    Parsing is considered a solved problem. Unfortunately, this view is naïve, rooted in the widely believed myth that programming languages exist.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on The Business Cards of American Psycho in ~misc

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    Hah, from the perspective of a business card manufacturer, I suppose the issues with the cards are obvious... but I never noticed all the mistakes various cards. I don't know that the incorrect...

    Hah, from the perspective of a business card manufacturer, I suppose the issues with the cards are obvious... but I never noticed all the mistakes various cards. I don't know that the incorrect offsets of Bateman's card convinced me of his madness so much as the idea of caring about business cards this deeply.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on A Technical and Cultural Assessment of the Mueller Report PDF in ~tech

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    I found this article to be hilarious because it Trashes the Mueller report (from a technical, PDF-based standpoint). Then declares PDF to best the best format in the world for the Mueller report.

    I found this article to be hilarious because it

    1. Trashes the Mueller report (from a technical, PDF-based standpoint).
    2. Then declares PDF to best the best format in the world for the Mueller report.
    2 votes
  10. Comment on Court Says Using Chalk On Tires For Parking Enforcement Violates Constitution in ~news

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    After thinking on this for a bit, couldn't you just chalk the spot right in front of the tire? Slightly more cumbersome, but hey, better than taking photos all the time...

    After thinking on this for a bit, couldn't you just chalk the spot right in front of the tire? Slightly more cumbersome, but hey, better than taking photos all the time...

    1 vote
  11. Comment on I Can't Do Anything for Fun Anymore; Every Hobby Is an Attempt to Make Money in ~life

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    The potential stress of monetizing hobbies causes me to have the opposite reaction as the author: I just don't even humor the idea. For example, I've released a whole bunch of random side project...

    The potential stress of monetizing hobbies causes me to have the opposite reaction as the author: I just don't even humor the idea. For example, I've released a whole bunch of random side project apps over the years and never earned a cent from any of them, despite that being a theoretically easy thing to monetize.

    The bigger problem for me is that some hobbies cost money, and I have to wonder if it's worth the cost... e.g., I made a weird side project podcast in the last year, and the recording quality is extremely low because I'm not willing to buy a nice mic just for a silly joke.

    17 votes
  12. Comment on Meal Kits Have Smaller Carbon Footprint Than Grocery Shopping, Study Says in ~enviro

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    I'd have to dig into the study itself, but maybe they accounted for that? E.g., perhaps there's more plastic waste that is created in producing more food, so even though you don't see it on your...

    I'd have to dig into the study itself, but maybe they accounted for that? E.g., perhaps there's more plastic waste that is created in producing more food, so even though you don't see it on your end, it's actually worse overall.

    1 vote