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  1. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread: Holiday 2021 in ~games

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    I'm interested in Squad!

    I'm interested in Squad!

  2. Comment on Why relativism is the worst idea ever in ~humanities

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    From the conclusion of your second source about moral anti-realism. It seems relevant to the linked article.

    From the conclusion of your second source about moral anti-realism. It seems relevant to the linked article.

    The embrace of moral anti-realism, it is assumed, will have an insidious influence. This concern presupposes that most of the folk are already pretheoretically inclined toward moral realism—an assumption that was queried earlier. But even if it is true that most people are naive moral realists, the question of what would happen if they ceased to be so is an empirical matter, concerning which neither optimism nor pessimism seems prima facie more warranted than the other. As with the opposition to moral non-objectivism, the more general opposition to moral anti-realism is frequently based on an under-estimation of the resources available to the anti-realist—on an unexamined assumption that the silliest, crudest, or most pernicious version will stand as a good representative of a whole range of extremely varied and often sophisticated theories.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on It turns out, all those 'woke' White allies were lying in ~misc

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    No for example a white toddler with rich parents.

    No for example a white toddler with rich parents.

  4. Comment on It turns out, all those 'woke' White allies were lying in ~misc

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    This is either a slippery slope you're going on. Or you are not talking about the same thing. Privilige is maybe not morally neutral. (As a system). That doesn't mean a priviliged individual can't...

    If a privileged person, who has never actively engaged in any kind of abuse, decides to do nothing at all to improve the lives of others, to me they are morally neutral

    Hard disagree. The problem is that privilege itself is not morally neutral. Privilege intrinsically means receiving an undeserved benefit to the detriment of others.

    This is either a slippery slope you're going on. Or you are not talking about the same thing.

    Privilige is maybe not morally neutral. (As a system). That doesn't mean a priviliged individual can't be morally neutral. For example: A toddler can be priviliged and usually is not actively trying to improve the lives of others but would you say that they would have been living an immoral life?

    7 votes
  5. Comment on The Correspondent will stop publishing on 1 January 2021 in ~news

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    I'm a fan of their Dutch branch "De Correspondent" which is still quite successful and I really would have liked to see them succeed in their international branch but I think there were problems...

    I'm a fan of their Dutch branch "De Correspondent" which is still quite successful and I really would have liked to see them succeed in their international branch but I think there were problems with their approach from the start.

    Their Dutch model doesn't really translate easily to an international platform. They knew this of course and adjusted it here and there but now it's clear that it wasn't enough. I think they were maybe too ambitious and tried to do too much too quickly. To accomplish that they would have needed way more support/money. I think there just wasn't enough content.

    Another thing that made it harder for their English platform is that they don't only have to compete with traditional news but there is also much more similarly in-depth and online content available from other sources in English then there was in Dutch when they launched.

    I still believe in their "unbreaking the news" mantra and I also hope they will keep translating some of their content to English when internationally relevant. (Maybe they can build their brand a little more organically?)

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Day 6: Custom Customs in ~comp

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    Short in Python Part 1 groupAnswersList = open('day6_input.txt').read().split('\n\n') print(sum([len(set(groupAnswers.replace('\n', ''))) for groupAnswers in groupAnswersList])) Part2...

    Short in Python

    Part 1
    groupAnswersList = open('day6_input.txt').read().split('\n\n')
    print(sum([len(set(groupAnswers.replace('\n', ''))) for groupAnswers in groupAnswersList]))
    
    Part2
    print(sum([len(set.intersection(*[ set(answers) for answers in groupAnswers.split('\n')])) for groupAnswers in groupAnswersList ]))
    
    3 votes
  7. Comment on Day 5: Binary Boarding in ~comp

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    My simple solution in Python Part 1 f = open('day5_input.txt') boardingPasses = f.read().rstrip('\n').split('\n') def getSeat(bp): return ( int(bp[:7].replace('F', '0').replace('B', '1'), 2),...

    My simple solution in Python

    Part 1
    f = open('day5_input.txt')
    boardingPasses = f.read().rstrip('\n').split('\n')
    
    def getSeat(bp):
        return (
            int(bp[:7].replace('F', '0').replace('B', '1'), 2),
            int(bp[7:].replace('R', '1').replace('L', '0'), 2)
        )
    
    def seatID(seat):
        return seat[0] * 8 + seat[1]
    
    seatIDs = [ seatID(getSeat(bp)) for bp in boardingPasses ]
    
    print( "The highest seatID is", max(seatIDs))
    
    Part 2 addition
    for seat in seatIDs:
        if seat + 1 not in seatIDs and seat + 2 in seatIDs:
            print("Your seatID is", seat + 1)
            break
    
    2 votes
  8. Comment on I built an airport of suffering where nobody is safe (SimAirport) in ~games

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    Did you mean Satisfactory?

    Did you mean Satisfactory?

    2 votes
  9. Comment on I built an airport of suffering where nobody is safe (SimAirport) in ~games

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    I've been watching this guy's backlog for the last week. Hilarious indeed. I recommend the video about The Sims.

    I've been watching this guy's backlog for the last week. Hilarious indeed. I recommend the video about The Sims.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on [WARNING - transphobia] Gender critical has been banned - here are some links I’ve collected in ~test

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    This seems like a bad idea and the bar you propose is not remotely high.

    This seems like a bad idea and the bar you propose is not remotely high.

    7 votes