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  1. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6 Discussion in ~tv

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    This could be a perfectly good ending to a Game of Thrones. But not for the Game of Thrones that D&D made. I don't like how most of the stories were tied up. That said, I think Tyrion's ending is...

    This could be a perfectly good ending to a Game of Thrones. But not for the Game of Thrones that D&D made. I don't like how most of the stories were tied up.

    That said, I think Tyrion's ending is the best of all of the remaining characters'. He's cursed to be the hand, seemingly for the rest of his life, even though it's the last thing he wants to do. But I'm sure his humility will work to his benefit.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on What should I do with all my old tech junk? in ~tech

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    You should physically destroy them (drill press, hammer, etc.) and then recycle them as scrap.

    I have several dead hard drives and flash drives that have personal information on them that I was never able to wipe. Should I just hold onto these indefinitely since someone could use them maliciously, or is the likelihood of that happening close to nil?

    You should physically destroy them (drill press, hammer, etc.) and then recycle them as scrap.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Hands On Experience with Rust at Avast! Anti-virus in ~comp

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    If you think of this struggle as fixing double-frees, dangling pointers and other common errors before they ever make it to production then it's time well spent. I'm sure the author would agree,...

    Rust is less productive in the initial development phase than other languages ... part is also that sometimes tweaking the code around the borrow checker just takes some effort, or that very strict types do get in the way

    If you think of this struggle as fixing double-frees, dangling pointers and other common errors before they ever make it to production then it's time well spent. I'm sure the author would agree, but they present this as a downside. IMO it's indisputably an upside if the code is running in a production environment.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Sex Work in ~life

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    I don't actually prefer my Earl Grey cold. I first used this name on Minecraft, and teaearlgrayhot was taken. I didn't know if the correct spelling at the time.

    I don't actually prefer my Earl Grey cold. I first used this name on Minecraft, and teaearlgrayhot was taken. I didn't know if the correct spelling at the time.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Amber Brown at Python Language Summit: Batteries Included, But They're Leaking in ~comp

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    Is this typical behavior from the creator of Python?

    Guido van Rossum, sitting at the back of the room, interrupted at this moment, “Can you keep to one topic? I'm sorry but this is just one long winding rant. What is your point?” Brown responded that her point was that there are a multitude of problems in the standard library.

     

    Guido van Rossum stormed from the room during Q & A.

    Is this typical behavior from the creator of Python?

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Maine Senate endorses bill to elect president by popular vote in ~news

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    Back when I lived in PA my state senator wanted to get this bill passed but there wasn't the support he needed to bring it to the floor. Maybe one day.

    Back when I lived in PA my state senator wanted to get this bill passed but there wasn't the support he needed to bring it to the floor. Maybe one day.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Game of Thrones petition: 500,000 demand series eight remake in ~tv

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    Isn't Deadwood getting a movie soon?

    Isn't Deadwood getting a movie soon?

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Data shows “Game of Thrones” is taking a historic critical nosedive in ~tv

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    It certainly works well to gauge quality relative to an existing franchise. How good is a sequel compared to the original? Which Star Trek movies are the best? Or branching out a bit - how does...

    It certainly works well to gauge quality relative to an existing franchise. How good is a sequel compared to the original? Which Star Trek movies are the best? Or branching out a bit - how does Galaxy Quest compare to Trek films? The further you go the less certainty there is.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on U.S. Births Fell To A 32-Year Low In 2018; CDC Says Birthrate Is In Record Slump in ~news

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    We're already preparing to inhabit Mars in small numbers. There's no way we'll see Earth become less habitable than Mars, and to make things easier we're already here. I'm not saying that the...

    We're already preparing to inhabit Mars in small numbers. There's no way we'll see Earth become less habitable than Mars, and to make things easier we're already here.

    I'm not saying that the climate change apocalypse will be a fun time. Millions or billions of people will die - but it's not the extinction of the human race.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Missouri HB 126 - "Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act" [PDF Warning] in ~news

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    I'm surprised they'd add that in, since I think it could only serve to make the bill less legally legitimate. I also find it interesting how this bill specifically blacklists abortions for fetuses...

    In recognition that God is the author of life and that article I, section 2 of the Constitution of Missouri provides that all persons have a natural right to life, it is the intention of the general assembly of the state of Missouri to -

    I'm surprised they'd add that in, since I think it could only serve to make the bill less legally legitimate.

    I also find it interesting how this bill specifically blacklists abortions for fetuses diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

    11 votes
  11. Comment on Programming Challenge: Dice Roller in ~comp

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    Looking at the Python code it seems like this requires inputs use postfix operators, right?

    Looking at the Python code it seems like this requires inputs use postfix operators, right?

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Alabama Senate passes nation’s most restrictive abortion ban, which makes no exceptions for victims of rape and incest in ~news

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    Beyond that, what does this mean in terms of separation of church and state? Obviously some states have had a long battle with that idea, but what if the supreme court adopts Alabama's rhetoric?

    Beyond that, what does this mean in terms of separation of church and state? Obviously some states have had a long battle with that idea, but what if the supreme court adopts Alabama's rhetoric?

    6 votes
  13. Comment on A Simple Way to Reduce Harassment in Online Discussion Groups in ~tech

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    I think the ideal solution is what Tildes plans to do. Have the users get semi-automatically promoted to different levels of moderators as they prove themselves to be aligned with the site's...

    I think the ideal solution is what Tildes plans to do. Have the users get semi-automatically promoted to different levels of moderators as they prove themselves to be aligned with the site's goals.

    The article mentions that human psychology tends to have people conform to norms they see others participating in. If nearly every commentor is playing the role of part time moderator then there will be constant pressure from newcomers to conform or leave.

    When you see something on here that you think doesn't belong you should speak up. Even without any power to remove the post yourself.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on CPU.fail - Multiple attacks against modern Intel CPUs disclosed (ZombieLoad, RIDL, Fallout) in ~comp

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    I'm somewhat glad that ARM hasn't caught on yet for desktop/laptop users. That still leaves the possibility of RISC V sneaking into the market. That would still be years from now, though.

    I'm somewhat glad that ARM hasn't caught on yet for desktop/laptop users. That still leaves the possibility of RISC V sneaking into the market. That would still be years from now, though.

    10 votes
  15. Comment on CPU.fail - Multiple attacks against modern Intel CPUs disclosed (ZombieLoad, RIDL, Fallout) in ~comp

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    I'm very glad I purchased an AMD processor for my new desktop last year. Competition is so important in this space.

    I'm very glad I purchased an AMD processor for my new desktop last year. Competition is so important in this space.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on World of Warcraft Classic goes live worldwide August 27 in ~games

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    I think Mojang has done the best job at this with Minecraft. They actually lost some of their old versions and had to source them from the community. Now you can use the official launcher to...

    I think Mojang has done the best job at this with Minecraft. They actually lost some of their old versions and had to source them from the community. Now you can use the official launcher to select any version of the game - including every minor bugfix and pre-release verision.

    Using specific older versions of Minecraft has always been a popular way to play the game. Some people are still playing on v 1.7.3 beta. Hell, that specific version even still has actively developed mods. Some created years after the version was released.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on BrainFuck optimizing JIT compiler in ~comp

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    I don't have anything x86-64 that's older than 2013. I could try and port it to my Pentium II thinkpad.

    if you have a fast CPU you may not notice any speed differences at all and you may need to use a profiler.

    I don't have anything x86-64 that's older than 2013. I could try and port it to my Pentium II thinkpad.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 Discussion in ~tv

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    The reason is they were offered 10 episodes but wanted to be done with GoT ASAP.

    but for whatever reason, 6 episodes is what they had to work with and it just wasn't enough to make things believable.

    The reason is they were offered 10 episodes but wanted to be done with GoT ASAP.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on BrainFuck optimizing JIT compiler in ~comp

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    Thanks! Those look easy enough.

    Thanks! Those look easy enough.

    3 votes