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  1. Comment on Reclaiming Indian food from the white gaze in ~food

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    Hmmm... I don't think anyone is saying that a white person eating at an Indian restaurant owned by an Indian person and/or with an Indian chef is gentrifying. The gentrification that the article...

    Hmmm... I don't think anyone is saying that a white person eating at an Indian restaurant owned by an Indian person and/or with an Indian chef is gentrifying. The gentrification that the article talks about is referring to wealthy white chefs and restaurateurs making "Indian" food for white consumers.

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  2. Comment on Favorite political/protest/in-light-of-recent-events songs? in ~music

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    You might already know this, but This Land is Your Land was originally a protest song, too. Guthrie wrote it after crossing the country during the Great Depression, and after hearing Kate Smith's...

    You might already know this, but This Land is Your Land was originally a protest song, too. Guthrie wrote it after crossing the country during the Great Depression, and after hearing Kate Smith's recent recording of God Bless America. He originally penned the title "God Blessed America", as a direct response to "God Bless America", but crossed it out and changed it to "This Land is Made for You & Me" (he then crossed out "is Made for You & Me", as well, leaving just "This Land").

    There were two verses on the original lyric sheet that were dropped when the song was added to American school books in the 50's:

    Verse 4

    Was a high wall there that tried to stop me
    A sign was painted said: Private Property,
    But on the back side it didn't say nothing —
    God blessed America for me.
    [This land was made for you and me.]

    Verse 6

    One bright sunny morning in the shadow of the steeple
    By the Relief Office I saw my people —
    As they stood hungry, I stood there wondering if
    God blessed America for me.
    [This land was made for you and me.]

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Favorite political/protest/in-light-of-recent-events songs? in ~music

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    This is more of a song honoring protest songs than itself a protest song, but I really got into Nina Cried Power from Hozier, ft Mavis Staples. Song Exploder, one of my favorite podcasts, has an...

    This is more of a song honoring protest songs than itself a protest song, but I really got into Nina Cried Power from Hozier, ft Mavis Staples.

    Song Exploder, one of my favorite podcasts, has an episode where they talk to Hozier and Mavis about it, it's absolutely worth a listen!

  4. Comment on Recommended RSS Feeds / Readers? in ~tech

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    Sweet! Is that working??

    Sweet! Is that working??

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  5. Comment on Recommended RSS Feeds / Readers? in ~tech

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    Sooooo good question. It looks like by default, that docker-compose setup will expose the caddy server on http://localhost:8280. If you serve Lilliputian from the same machine, you should be able...

    Sooooo good question. It looks like by default, that docker-compose setup will expose the caddy server on http://localhost:8280. If you serve Lilliputian from the same machine, you should be able to set REACT_APP_TTRSS_ENDPOINT=http://localhost:8280 in your .env file in Lilliputian and have everything working.

    Were you thinking that you would just serve this on your local network, or are you planning on setting up a domain name so that you can access TTRSS/Lilliputian from the Internet?

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Recommended RSS Feeds / Readers? in ~tech

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    It looks like that Docker Setup actually uses Caddy for the web server, so I think the easiest thing to do would be to add the CORS header to the Caddyfile in src/web/. Try adding these lines to...

    It looks like that Docker Setup actually uses Caddy for the web server, so I think the easiest thing to do would be to add the CORS header to the Caddyfile in src/web/. Try adding these lines to that Caddyfile, replacing lilliputian.example.com with whatever domain you’re serving Lilliputian from:

    cors /api https://lilliputian.example.com
    header /api Access-Control-Allow-Methods POST, OPTIONS
    header /api Access-Control-Allow-Headers Content-Type
    

    Side note: sorry this is such a pain to get set up! I’m gonna see if I can extend that Docker setup to include Lilliputian.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Recommended RSS Feeds / Readers? in ~tech

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    Yes! Absolutely. We have three papers in our [small] city, and they’re excellent. I feel so tied in to what’s going on in the city. And there are some really great nuggets, like one of the papers...

    Yes! Absolutely. We have three papers in our [small] city, and they’re excellent. I feel so tied in to what’s going on in the city. And there are some really great nuggets, like one of the papers has their Housing & Development contributing author write a weekly weather report every Sunday because... I guess he’s just a huge meteorology nerd? And it’s so passionate and nerdy, I can’t stop reading it!

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Recommended RSS Feeds / Readers? in ~tech

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    I use a self-hosted tiny tiny RSS instance as my backend, but I built a custom progressive web app frontend (Lilliputian) because TTRSS is all but unusable on mobile, and I wanted something that I...

    I use a self-hosted tiny tiny RSS instance as my backend, but I built a custom progressive web app frontend (Lilliputian) because TTRSS is all but unusable on mobile, and I wanted something that I could read on the subway (which... I don't use anymore because I don't live in NYC anymore!).

    I've got a big long list with a couple different categories:

    News
    https://theatlantic.com/feed/best-of/
    http://feeds.arstechnica.com/arstechnica/index/
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/feed/
    https://rss.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/HomePage.xml
    http://feeds.reuters.com/reuters/TopNews/ <-- :( :( :(
    https://theconversation.com/global/articles.atom

    Technology
    https://overreacted.io/rss.xml
    https://eev.ee/feeds/atom.xml
    https://krebsonsecurity.com/feed/
    https://dev.to/feed/richharris
    https://robinrendle.com/feed.xml
    https://www.schneier.com/blog/atom.xml
    https://medium.com/feed/airbnb-engineering
    https://codeascraft.com/feed/
    https://css-tricks.com/feed/
    https://davidwalsh.name/feed/atom
    https://ethanmarcotte.com/wrote/feed.xml
    https://medium.com/feed/netflix-techblog
    https://open.nytimes.com/feed

    Music
    http://www.brooklynvegan.com/category/music/feed/
    https://www.npr.org/rss/rss.php?id=1039
    https://pitchfork.com/rss/news/

    Local
    I also subscribe to all of my local newspapers' RSS feeds (I can never remember how much detail I've already posted about where I live, but if I posted these, it would be pretty apparent!)

    13 votes
  9. Comment on Reuters removes RSS feeds in ~tech

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    It looks like I’ve gotten nothing at all. I’m using the http://feeds.reuters.com/reuters/TopNews/ feed. The last headlong I got was “Trump unfit to be U.S. president, Democrat Pelosi, conservative...

    It looks like I’ve gotten nothing at all. I’m using the http://feeds.reuters.com/reuters/TopNews/ feed. The last headlong I got was “Trump unfit to be U.S. president, Democrat Pelosi, conservative Bolton agree” from Thursday

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Reuters removes RSS feeds in ~tech

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    Oh man, thanks for pointing this out, I just checked and I haven’t gotten any new Reuters articles in my feed since yesterday :( that sucks! I’ve become more and more reliant on RSS for...

    Oh man, thanks for pointing this out, I just checked and I haven’t gotten any new Reuters articles in my feed since yesterday :( that sucks!

    I’ve become more and more reliant on RSS for subscriptions over the last year or so, but I’m always vaguely anxious that everyone’s going to just... stop supporting it. I really hope this isn’t the beginning of that!

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Reddit is finally facing its legacy of racism in ~tech

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    This is a behind the scenes shot from the Arrow/Flash CW TV shows. The guy flashing a peace sign is Grant Gustin, who plays the Flash

    This is a behind the scenes shot from the Arrow/Flash CW TV shows. The guy flashing a peace sign is Grant Gustin, who plays the Flash

    6 votes
  12. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 12 in ~news

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    Huh! I truly had no idea, thanks for sharing this.

    Huh! I truly had no idea, thanks for sharing this.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 12 in ~news

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    You know... I never thought before about how unbelievable it is that the KKK isn't labelled as a terrorist organization. They check every single box, and seem to have largely escaped...

    You know... I never thought before about how unbelievable it is that the KKK isn't labelled as a terrorist organization. They check every single box, and seem to have largely escaped categorization by virtue of simply being older than the War on Terror, and probably some help from the fact that a not insignificant portion of the people making the rules agree with their ideology on some level.

    13 votes
  14. Comment on “Core Web Vitals” replaces AMP as requirement for Top Stories module in ~tech

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    There’s potentially a lot to discuss about Google’s new “Core Web Vitals” system, a set of metrics (largest contentful paint, first input delay, and cumulative layout shift) that Google is...

    There’s potentially a lot to discuss about Google’s new “Core Web Vitals” system, a set of metrics (largest contentful paint, first input delay, and cumulative layout shift) that Google is promoting as their new evaluation system for measuring website performance. The thing that was most surprising (and exciting!) to me, though, was the follow up announcement that good CWV metrics would replace AMP (Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages initiative) as the requirement for being included in the Search page’s Top Stories module.

    This requirement has, in the past, been a huge reason that developers have been supporting AMP, despite frustrations that a new standard, completely defined by Google, was... concerning for a democratized and open web, and even worse that AMP sites were all hosted by and served from Google servers and Google domains. This announcement seems to mark a first step away from AMP, which I think is a huge win!

    18 votes
  15. Comment on Are there any datahoarders in here? in ~talk

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    I know I’m veering off topic, but wow, they just absolutely nail those harmonies and it’s beautiful! Honestly I think the stream in the background just adds to this, what a fantastic cover.

    I know I’m veering off topic, but wow, they just absolutely nail those harmonies and it’s beautiful! Honestly I think the stream in the background just adds to this, what a fantastic cover.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on The end of meat is here in ~food

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    I don't think this is a totally fair assessment. To be clear, I probably wouldn't have started this conversation the way @bloup did; more likely I wouldn't have started it at all, because it's an...

    I don't think this is a totally fair assessment. To be clear, I probably wouldn't have started this conversation the way @bloup did; more likely I wouldn't have started it at all, because it's an extremely rare and specific setting that actually provides an opportunity to change someone's mind on the ethics of eating meat, and this clearly wasn't it. In fact, it's not even entirely clear to me that @Thrabalen is saying that they aren't vegan, only that they wish the vegan alternatives were better.

    That said, I think there's an opportunity here to have some empathy and assume good faith on the part of @bloup. Imagine that you did, actually and truly, believe that animal suffering was of a similar quality to the human kind, and that you had internalized that notion to the point where seeing a video of a cow being slaughtered, or a deer being shot, was nearly as viscerally upsetting as watching an execution of an innocent person.

    Imagine now that every single time this idea was mentioned, you had to suffer through dozens to thousands of callous comments about how the flavor of animal flesh justified this regular, constant mass slaughter that makes you so upset and uncomfortable that you just don't think about it if you can help it.

    There's something to be said about taking the right tact to attempt to change minds at any given moment. But I think there's also something to consider about the emotional burden we expect others to take on when we ask them to completely remove their feelings from a conversation about something that they have such strong feelings about.

    I also want to take a closer look at the quotes you took from @bloup's comments, because I think they might not actually be as militant as you might have interpreted them.

    “Tasty, but different” sounds like a great alternative to killing something that can suffer, imo.

    I don't see anything militant about this statement. It is pointed and maybe even slightly combative, but I don't think anyone is arguing that farm animals are incapable of suffering (@Thrabalen actually mentions it in their own comment), or that consuming animal products doesn't involve killing those animals. And it seems perfectly reasonable to me, and I assume probably to you as well, to feel that a small difference in flavor is a great alternative to those agreed upon preconditions, whether or not your feel that way yourself. Nowhere in this comment was anyone attacked, or called names, or even shamed or bullied. Instead, a perfectly reasonable point was made that, to @bloup, the complaint that "it doesn't quite taste the same" doesn't outweigh the suffering.

    It's not about the taste that I want, it's about the taste that does not require people to commit atrocities on my behalf.

    I fully understand that this is strong language that has embedded within it the assumption that animal slaughter, and the associated treatment of livestock, is an atrocity. I don't think it requires much of a stretch to see how, starting from the assumption that farm animals are capable of suffering, one could view the horrendous living conditions and regular mass slaughter of these animals as atrocious. I'm not saying that I specifically expect you, or anyone else in particular, to agree with that assessment. I'm only suggesting that we assume that @bloup, and other vegan advocates, are in fact acting in good faith when they use these words, and are not using them only for shock factor or "militancy".

    Literally what would it take for you to look at your cheeseburger and say "You know, maybe it's not worth it..."?

    This is the same point as the first quote, and I won't belabor it.

    I try to restrain myself from having conversations about veganism unless I'm specifically asked, or have reason to assume that the audience will be receptive, which almost always amounts to simply saying nothing almost every time it comes up. Almost any time a vegan advocate voices anything even remotely relating to their emotional response to the meat industry, it's dismissed and attacked for being militant, or overly aggressive, or excessive. Almost always, the underlying assumption seems to be that vegans aren't acting in good faith; that they're simply using big scary words because they think it will bring them more attention or create a stronger emotional reaction. I don't think that's fair.

    Sorry for the gigantic essay, clearly I had a lot bottled up here. I hope this doesn't read as an attack on you or @Thabalen, it's not meant to be one.

    8 votes
  17. Comment on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast will be exclusive to Spotify later this year, with a multi-year deal in ~tech

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    Actually, that’s the problem! Spotify has recently been targeting exclusive podcasts, meaning they’re not allowed to syndicate via RSS at all. You can’t listen to them on Podcast Addict, on...

    Actually, that’s the problem! Spotify has recently been targeting exclusive podcasts, meaning they’re not allowed to syndicate via RSS at all. You can’t listen to them on Podcast Addict, on Spotify! At first glance, it’s only so far happened with a few (fairly popular!) podcasts, and I’m not necessarily worried they’ll corner the market or anything, but they are setting a precedent that, if it starts making them money, others might follow, which could very quickly destroy the podcast market as we know it.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on A Google Cloud support engineer solves a tough DNS case in ~comp

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    We use GCP at work. Generally we’ve had lots of frustrating availability and reliability issues with them, but this post absolutely tracks with my experience with their TSE’s. We once had a...

    We use GCP at work. Generally we’ve had lots of frustrating availability and reliability issues with them, but this post absolutely tracks with my experience with their TSE’s. We once had a networking issue that turned out to have nothing at all the do with GCP, and a TSE still stayed on a video chat with us for almost an hour just helping us debug, even knowing it had nothing to do with their products. He was very, very knowledgeable, and clearly wanted to help find a solution.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Would you all help walk me through setting up a Google cloud VM instance with NextCloud? in ~comp

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    Hahaha yes! I’m glad we were able to get on a call, the real time log tailing made it very apparent what was wrong. Absolutely!! It was very nice to be able to help out; honestly it went even more...

    Hahaha yes! I’m glad we were able to get on a call, the real time log tailing made it very apparent what was wrong.

    Absolutely!! It was very nice to be able to help out; honestly it went even more smoothly than I expected!

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