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  1. Comment on A Goodbye in ~life

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    Goodbyes are always so hard. I just gave my rascal an extra scrub -- I truly dread the day. Thanks for sharing.

    Goodbyes are always so hard. I just gave my rascal an extra scrub -- I truly dread the day. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Comment on What's a question you want to ask, but you're worried about how it might come across? in ~talk

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    I'm not a relationship guru or anything so no idea how it stacks up but my wife and I read The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman and while there were parts of the book I didn't like overall it...

    I'm not a relationship guru or anything so no idea how it stacks up but my wife and I read The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman and while there were parts of the book I didn't like overall it has a really simple and effective message:

    Different people have different ways of realizing and manifesting their love for someone else. For example, my wife and I can be curled up on the couch each with a book and that recharges my "relationship battery." For my wife it does nothing -- she wants quality time and conversation where we're not engaged with something else. So @reifyresonance it's important to know what both yourself and your partner want out of a relationship to make sure you are meeting everyone's needs.

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  3. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    I am looking for the same thing. We have a few embedded engineers who are transitioning from writing C programs for 8-bit microcontrollers and have never called malloc in their career to writing...

    I am looking for the same thing. We have a few embedded engineers who are transitioning from writing C programs for 8-bit microcontrollers and have never called malloc in their career to writing C++ for quadcore SoMs with 1GB of RAM.

    So far I just have been pointing them to specific blogs/well-written stack overflow posts as topics have come up in code reviews or what have you but it would be nice for them to have something a little more meaty to dive into. I'm considering the abbreviated Stroustrup book but from reading the ToC I'm not sure if a brief tour of the language would cover some of the design philosophies of C++ like RAII or const correctness.

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  4. Comment on RMS addresses the free software community in ~tech

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    This is certainly aggravating in undergrad but if you're getting a doctorate the most desirable trait in a professor is related to the level and status of their area of research and their ability...

    This is certainly aggravating in undergrad but if you're getting a doctorate the most desirable trait in a professor is related to the level and status of their area of research and their ability to convey that information is secondary. Unfortunately this trickles down to undergrad degrees which certainly don't need professors who skew so deeply into their research vs teaching.

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  5. Comment on RMS addresses the free software community in ~tech

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    They probably will soon at least.

    Does the FSF not have a comms office he could've run this by?

    They probably will soon at least.

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  6. Comment on An implementation of C++'s std::unique_ptr that represents each object as an NFT on the Ethereum blockchain in ~comp

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    Really hope the committee adds this to C++23, something like this in the standard library be very beneficial in my industry of grifting and buzzwords.

    Really hope the committee adds this to C++23, something like this in the standard library be very beneficial in my industry of grifting and buzzwords.

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  7. Comment on The music theory of Tik Tok sea shanties in ~music

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    I've been fortunate enough to live in Nova Scotia for a time and I still look back on it fondly. I was familiar with Stan Rogers but my west coast self wasn't prepared for the level of his...

    I've been fortunate enough to live in Nova Scotia for a time and I still look back on it fondly. I was familiar with Stan Rogers but my west coast self wasn't prepared for the level of his cultural icon status out east. To this day I can't hear "The year was 1778!" of Stan Rogers' Barrett's Privateers without grinning like an idiot and remembering entire bars drumming their hands in unison on polished wooden bars while we all drunkenly sung the lyrics.

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  8. Comment on [SOLVED] Tech Support Request: Finding the biggest files of a specific type in ~tech

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    Might not be useful here, but this is straightforward intree : tree -shaP "*.png|*.jpeg" --sort=size gives you a directory tree of your current directory with any .png/.jpeg files listed as well,...

    Might not be useful here, but this is straightforward intree :

    tree -shaP "*.png|*.jpeg" --sort=size gives you a directory tree of your current directory with any .png/.jpeg files listed as well, sorted by filesize. I like tree when grokking small to medium sized directories but depending on how much music you have there are probably better options.

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  9. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    I was somewhat skeptical but I recently tried out this pressure cooker brisket recipe: https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/instant-pot-brisket/ It's actually really good. It's not 16+ hours on a...

    I was somewhat skeptical but I recently tried out this pressure cooker brisket recipe: https://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/instant-pot-brisket/

    It's actually really good. It's not 16+ hours on a smoker good, but its pretty damn good for a 2 hour weeknight endeavor.

    I'm a big fan of fennel/cinnamon or Chinese 5 spice rubs in general with beef and I think it's really good here but you can always go with something a bit more traditional as well.

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  10. Comment on Amazon workers vote down Alabama union campaign in ~finance

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    Why would Google open themselves up to the blow back of kicking off a corporate war just to increase Amazon prices in a sector they don't even compete with them in? It's not like unionized...

    Why would Google open themselves up to the blow back of kicking off a corporate war just to increase Amazon prices in a sector they don't even compete with them in? It's not like unionized warehouse employees are going to decrease Amazon's margins in AWS or their smart home offerings -- the two principle axes on which these companies meaningfully compete.

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  11. Comment on Amazon workers vote down Alabama union campaign in ~finance

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    Yea I have no problem with people venting, and on a website this small it doesn't really matter. But you see the same sorts of comments on Reddit like people are having a conversation with their...

    Yea I have no problem with people venting, and on a website this small it doesn't really matter. But you see the same sorts of comments on Reddit like people are having a conversation with their group of like-minded friends not realizing the world is reading their comments. These sentiments do bubble up into larger narratives and as people continue to filter themselves in the real world their perspective of political opponents increasingly comes from online spaces.

    When we allow corporations to frame the union sentiment from the outset of employment through onboarding videos or in the case of Amazon, "captive audience" meetings, it isn't so simple to educate people because the playing field is already imbalanced.

    Agree with you there.

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  12. Comment on Amazon workers vote down Alabama union campaign in ~finance

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    Wal-mart and Target? Which somewhat answers the question as they are just as determined to avoid unionization. I guess a company like Ali Express could do it but at that point it's a messy...

    Wal-mart and Target?

    Which somewhat answers the question as they are just as determined to avoid unionization.

    I guess a company like Ali Express could do it but at that point it's a messy geopolitical operation.

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  13. Comment on Amazon workers vote down Alabama union campaign in ~finance

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    So full disclosure I grew up in comparatively liberal Canada so my experience living in these areas is non-existent. I think a lot of times the "we know what's best for you" attitude, no matter...

    So full disclosure I grew up in comparatively liberal Canada so my experience living in these areas is non-existent.

    It is an astounding level of cognitive dissonance to hold such views as a blue-collar worker.

    I think a lot of times the "we know what's best for you" attitude, no matter how true we might believe it to be just comes across as very patronizing to people which then factors into their decision-making.

    The best thing you can do is try your best to educate people, let them make their choice and then respect their decision.

    Edit: Not really trying to pick on you specifically, it's just seems like a very common refrain in progressive circles.

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  14. Comment on [SOLVED] Looking to debug a wifi issue, or possibly for a new wifi router in ~tech

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    I would get an Archer C7. It's a good router that's pretty affordable and you can put openWRT on it if you want. I don't think that's necessary though. OpenWRT is fun and powerful if you are a...

    I would get an Archer C7. It's a good router that's pretty affordable and you can put openWRT on it if you want. I don't think that's necessary though. OpenWRT is fun and powerful if you are a linux power user or like to tinker but otherwise tp-link is a trusted brand and I don't think you're doing yourself a disservice by using their firmware.

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  15. Comment on The harmful ableist language you unknowingly use in ~life

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    Not being good at math or struggling to empathize with others (lol) is a complex product of genes/upbringing/culture/exposure/history/etc. It's pretty easy to draw lines where they exist. They...

    Why are you drawing the line where you are?

    Not being good at math or struggling to empathize with others (lol) is a complex product of genes/upbringing/culture/exposure/history/etc. It's pretty easy to draw lines where they exist.

    I'm confused... this very article points out precisely how falling on deaf ears does have an intrinsic value statement - one that is projected by society and internalized by people who live within it and one which is most likely to both affect and be consciously noticeable among people who are othered by it.

    They offered their opinion which I disagree with:

    However, for disabled people like me, these common words can be micro-assaults. For instance, โ€œfalling on deaf earsโ€ provides evidence that most people associate deafness with wilful ignorance (even if they consciously may not).

    I'm not sure what evidence it is they are alluding to here -- willful ignorance as a metaphor to sound on deaf ears says nothing intrinsic about deaf people. The author may view this as a "micro assault" but to me that's a them problem rather than an us problem.

    I think perhaps we are both approaching this article in different ways? For me this was educational and helped me to understand how other people felt. It was a call to action of which I wish to incorporate to at least some extent in my pursuit to always be a better person.

    To me this is a call to action that in the broader context of social politics is the exact reason left-leaning politics in Western society haven't made far more progress than they ought to have. Trying to police the word "dumb" when it hasn't been used in an ableist context in a hundred years is, quite frankly, dumb.

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  16. Comment on The harmful ableist language you unknowingly use in ~life

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    For something like autism that's true but if you were born with only one arm or no vision unfortunately you are less-abled than the average person. Of course that doesn't imply lesser value but...

    because it's a signal from the society that they are less than rather than just different

    For something like autism that's true but if you were born with only one arm or no vision unfortunately you are less-abled than the average person. Of course that doesn't imply lesser value but the phrase "falls on deaf ears" does not have a value statement about deaf people-- just deaf ears.

    do these individuals not have the right to help educate others as to how it makes them feel?

    Of course. I have no problem with people sharing how they personally feel. Hand wringing is the wrong word but in general I think discussing these articles is unproductive -- in today's political climate you generate as many or more people in vehement opposition as you do support and between economic inequality, systemic racism, etc. etc. there is less and less political oxygen to support something that is seemingly quite contrived in comparison.

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  17. Comment on The harmful ableist language you unknowingly use in ~life

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    While I agree that langauge is powerful and that in a perfect world this wouldn't be the case, unlike other -ist language there isn't a recent history of malice behind these terms so I just don't...

    While I agree that langauge is powerful and that in a perfect world this wouldn't be the case, unlike other -ist language there isn't a recent history of malice behind these terms so I just don't see this gaining any traction in the general public. All this hand-wringing does in my opinion is drive anti-woke engagement and polarization while pushing people away from affiliating with other popular left-leaning causes.

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  19. Comment on YouTube experimenting with removal of public dislike count in ~tech

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    Is this the case? I think the outrage mobs like to think this is true but I don't think it is. These days when I see something that has been heavily disliked or review bombed or whatever I rarely...

    they make a video (such as the first episode of Discovery) look bad

    Is this the case? I think the outrage mobs like to think this is true but I don't think it is. These days when I see something that has been heavily disliked or review bombed or whatever I rarely jump to it being a reflection of the content. Sometimes that's the case but more often than not it's part of some sort of culture war or whatever.

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  20. Comment on YouTube experimenting with removal of public dislike count in ~tech

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    The idea that this change is to aide corporations relies on likes/dislikes being a useful metric. Likes/dislikes are no better than comments on news articles -- they are purely noise and...

    The idea that this change is to aide corporations relies on likes/dislikes being a useful metric. Likes/dislikes are no better than comments on news articles -- they are purely noise and indicative of nothing other than a leveraged outrage meter.

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