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  1. Comment on What pandemic-related norms would you like to see remain once the current COVID-19 crisis is "over"? in ~talk

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    Those were already around before the pandemic as elastomeric respirators. They are sold by industrial leaders with good reputations (3M, Honeywell, and Moldex to name a few), and are actually...

    Mass produced, reusable face masks

    Those were already around before the pandemic as elastomeric respirators. They are sold by industrial leaders with good reputations (3M, Honeywell, and Moldex to name a few), and are actually NIOSH certified to the P100 standard without having to make up their own "n95 equivalent" standard.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Razer has created a concept N95 mask with RGB and voice projection in ~design

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    They're never gonna get NIOSH certification, not with earloops. I went to their website. Bacterial Filtration Efficiency is NOT N95 certification. BFE is usually used to test surgical masks, not...

    They're never gonna get NIOSH certification, not with earloops.

    Razer claims Project Hazel will use active disc-type ventilators, filtering air that’s breathed in, as well as the CO2 that’s being exhaled. The company adds that it will be certified to filter 95 percent of airborne particles, including the COVID-19 virus and other common pathogens.

    I went to their website.

    In addition to its high bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE), the mask also has a high fluid resistance which protects against large droplets and splashes.

    Bacterial Filtration Efficiency is NOT N95 certification. BFE is usually used to test surgical masks, not respirators, which are tested to a much more stringent standard. Although the accessibility of the mask is nice, their marketing is just dishonest.

    11 votes
  3. Comment on How to switch an old Windows laptop to Linux in ~tech

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    Wow, this gives me nostalgia for a year or two ago when I did this while first starting to learn programming. My Mom let me have her laptop that she never used anyways, but then I found out that...

    Wow, this gives me nostalgia for a year or two ago when I did this while first starting to learn programming. My Mom let me have her laptop that she never used anyways, but then I found out that Windows 10 was sloooww on it.

    So I did what I’d always read about on reddit - I flashed Ubuntu on to it. I tried vanilla, Lubuntu, then eventually settled into Kubuntu. It was frustrating, with lots of errors, and the laptops still slow — but it was fun!

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Is anyone else seeing the news coming out of Denmark about a possible Covid-19 mutation? in ~talk

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    From what I read on /r/COVID19, we don't know yet just how serious it is. Antibodies aren't 100% of the immune response (T Memory Cells) and a weaker antibody response doesn't mean the antibody is...

    From what I read on /r/COVID19, we don't know yet just how serious it is. Antibodies aren't 100% of the immune response (T Memory Cells) and a weaker antibody response doesn't mean the antibody is useless — it could be anywhere from 10% to 90% less effective. The Danish Government response seems fairly competent, and hopefully the measures they are taking will be enough to stop it from spreading and mutating even more.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I just binge watched all 3 seasons of The Dragon Prince and it was glorious. Fabulous soundtrack, a nice balance between humorous and heartbreaking moments, and some adorable romance to boot.

    I just binge watched all 3 seasons of The Dragon Prince and it was glorious. Fabulous soundtrack, a nice balance between humorous and heartbreaking moments, and some adorable romance to boot.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 4 in ~news

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    I'm curious about two things. First of all, how sustainable is the use of tear gas, rubber bullets, and the like by police? What happens when police departments run out of them? Second, I've seen...

    I'm curious about two things.

    First of all, how sustainable is the use of tear gas, rubber bullets, and the like by police? What happens when police departments run out of them?

    Second, I've seen this video by Zoe Amira
    making the rounds on social media, basically saying that watching it without adblock gives them ad revenue, which they then donate to BLM. I've also heard that you have to watch 3 - 5 other videos before rewatching it, to stop YouTube flagging it as spam and ignoring the views. Is this legit? Does it actually help?

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Warhammer 40,000 The New Edition cinematic trailer in ~games.tabletop

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    Helsreach is always a fantastic read (or watch, someone animated it), although it doesn't have any chaos in it. Shadowsword features a pretty good example of chaos corruption towards its end,...

    Helsreach is always a fantastic read (or watch, someone animated it), although it doesn't have any chaos in it.

    Shadowsword features a pretty good example of chaos corruption towards its end, although you might want to read its prequel Baneblade first, and both books are mostly about an Imperial Guard tanker.

    Grey Knights follow...Grey Knights, and the Inquisition as they hunt down a Tzeentchian daemon. It has quite a few awesome scenes.

    The Emperor's Gift, has the Grey Knights fight chaos in the form of

    SpoilersThe Primarch Angron
    , but it's not the main conflict of the book. It's still a fantastic scene, though. IIRC, one of my favorite 40k quotes comes from The Emperor's Gift.

    Titandeath is more about giant robots fighting each other, but it does have chaos

    Spoilers corrupt one of the main character Princeps.

    I've also heard good things about the Eisenhorn and Black Legion series.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Warhammer 40,000 The New Edition cinematic trailer in ~games.tabletop

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    I don’t play the tabletop (I don’t have the time or money) and just stick to reading their books, and I’m really excited to see what GW has in store this year lore wise.

    I don’t play the tabletop (I don’t have the time or money) and just stick to reading their books, and I’m really excited to see what GW has in store this year lore wise.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I just finished reading The Honor of the Queen. The first chapters are a bit boring, but all in all, it’s a very fun sci-fi book.

    I just finished reading The Honor of the Queen. The first chapters are a bit boring, but all in all, it’s a very fun sci-fi book.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What is 0 to the power of 0? in ~science

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    This is a really good teacher, I wish my math teacher explained as well as this guy.

    This is a really good teacher, I wish my math teacher explained as well as this guy.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Happy 2nd birthday, Tildes! in ~tildes

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    It’s been a while since I posted here, and I’m glad to see that Deimos, and everyone else here, have kept this little corner of the internet nice and civil. Happy birthday!

    It’s been a while since I posted here, and I’m glad to see that Deimos, and everyone else here, have kept this little corner of the internet nice and civil.

    Happy birthday!

    7 votes
  12. Comment on Advent of Code 2019 in ~comp

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    This is fun! I'm doing it in JavaScript because it's the only language I know. Day 1 'use strict'; // Put everything in an async IIFE to use await (async () => { const res = await...

    This is fun! I'm doing it in JavaScript because it's the only language I know.

    Day 1
    'use strict';
    
    // Put everything in an async IIFE to use await
    (async () => {
      const res = await fetch('./rocket.txt');
      const text = await res.text();
      const arr = text.split('\n');
      arr.pop();
    
      // PART 1
      const mass = arr.reduce((acc, number) => acc + Math.floor(number / 3) - 2, 0);
      console.log(mass);
      // PART 2
      const calcModule = fuel => {
        const numbers = [];
        const generateArr = num => {
          const result = Math.floor(num / 3) - 2;
          numbers.push(result);
          if (result > 0) generateArr(result);
        };
        generateArr(fuel);
        return numbers.filter(num => num > 0).reduce((acc, num) => acc + num, 0);
      };
      const solution = arr.map(calcModule).reduce((acc, num) => acc + num, 0);
    
      console.log(solution);
    })();
    
    2 votes
  13. Comment on What editor/IDE do you use? in ~comp

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    VScode, then VScodium. I’ve tried to setup vim/neovim for web dev, but I couldn’t even install plugins without running into weird errors, so I gave up.

    VScode, then VScodium. I’ve tried to setup vim/neovim for web dev, but I couldn’t even install plugins without running into weird errors, so I gave up.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Please criticize my idea for CHORES - a short-term TODO app for ADHD people (and myself in particular) in ~comp

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    This sounds like it would be fun to build.

    This sounds like it would be fun to build.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    I like JavaScript, it’s fun to program with.

    I like JavaScript, it’s fun to program with.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Regarding hosting, have you tried Netlify?

    Regarding hosting, have you tried Netlify?

    4 votes