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  1. Comment on Head of Iowa Postal Workers Union says that mail sorting machines are being removed from post offices in the state, hindering ability to process mail in ~news

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    Do we not have one of the older governments? It's been over 200 years since the union was formed with an unbroken chain of presidents all sworn in under the same constitution. It seems to me that...

    We are also still a young nation, comparatively speaking

    Do we not have one of the older governments? It's been over 200 years since the union was formed with an unbroken chain of presidents all sworn in under the same constitution.

    It seems to me that more so we are seeing the end of the nation. America is special in that it's lasted this long.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on 2020 election forecast in ~news

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    Do the simulations take into account the election interference from Trump?

    Do the simulations take into account the election interference from Trump?

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Changing world, changing Mozilla - Mozilla Corp. announces restructuring and around 250 layoffs in ~tech

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    Related to this, has anyone else noted that a lot of websites aren't working very well with Firefox? I've noticed a significant increase of broken sites in the last year, including some very big ones.

    Related to this, has anyone else noted that a lot of websites aren't working very well with Firefox? I've noticed a significant increase of broken sites in the last year, including some very big ones.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on What's your go-to special dish for cooking? in ~food

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    For me it's definitely pan pizza. It takes a day of prep to let the dough ferment, but all that means is I need to do 10 minutes of prep the night before I want to eat the pizza. I pretty much...

    For me it's definitely pan pizza. It takes a day of prep to let the dough ferment, but all that means is I need to do 10 minutes of prep the night before I want to eat the pizza. I pretty much follow the recipe from Binging with Babish, but I prefer to cut the dough into 3rds and roll it for a thinner crust. It's always delicious and takes very little time. Plus pizza has endless options for toppings and sauces.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Tourist detraction: An opinion piece arguing for dismantling the global tourism industry in ~life

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    Unless tourism-based economies use this downtime to pivot to something else, or the wealthy suddenly have a collective moment of humility, I don't see any reason for this to change.

    Unless tourism-based economies use this downtime to pivot to something else, or the wealthy suddenly have a collective moment of humility, I don't see any reason for this to change.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Changing world, changing Mozilla - Mozilla Corp. announces restructuring and around 250 layoffs in ~tech

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    Looks like, globally, you're only hiring one UI designer. I'll check back in periodically, though.

    Looks like, globally, you're only hiring one UI designer. I'll check back in periodically, though.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Changing world, changing Mozilla - Mozilla Corp. announces restructuring and around 250 layoffs in ~tech

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    I would have loved to work there, but I’m sure this comes with reduced hiring.

    I would have loved to work there, but I’m sure this comes with reduced hiring.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Looking for a simple language to build a compiler for in ~comp

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    That does make the parser quite simple!

    That does make the parser quite simple!

    1 vote
  9. Looking for a simple language to build a compiler for

    I've recently built a brainfuck just-in-time compiler and I'm looking for my next project. I think compiling a more complicated (and more easily written) language would build on what I've learned...

    I've recently built a brainfuck just-in-time compiler and I'm looking for my next project. I think compiling a more complicated (and more easily written) language would build on what I've learned so far. Rather than design my own language from the ground up, I'd prefer to work with a toy language that already has existing programs and a spec. This would both save me some work and give me more solid ground to build upon.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Video Summarizer - browser extension that speeds up video depending on whether is there person talking or not in ~comp

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    I only gave this a cursory pass, but it shouldn't be too complicated in practice. If you can find a project out there that does waveform processing and use it as a starting point, it won't be too...

    I only gave this a cursory pass, but it shouldn't be too complicated in practice. If you can find a project out there that does waveform processing and use it as a starting point, it won't be too long until you've ported over your code.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Video Summarizer - browser extension that speeds up video depending on whether is there person talking or not in ~comp

  12. Comment on The Amish keep to themselves. And they’re hiding a horrifying secret: "A year of reporting by Cosmo and Type Investigations reveals a culture of incest, rape, and abuse." in ~humanities

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    This really is the perfect storm for supporting abusers. Limited contact with the outside world (English isn’t even their first language), a distrust of law enforcement, a very relaxed internal...

    This really is the perfect storm for supporting abusers. Limited contact with the outside world (English isn’t even their first language), a distrust of law enforcement, a very relaxed internal penal system. What is it about humans that causes so many to prefer to sweep these problems under the rug, thus enabling the abusers?

    8 votes
  13. Comment on What's a movie that has entranced you? in ~movies

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    Post pandemic that sounds like a good idea. I visit LA enough that I should time a trip with one of those festivals.

    Post pandemic that sounds like a good idea. I visit LA enough that I should time a trip with one of those festivals.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What's a life lesson you've learned in the past year? in ~talk

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    Misinterpretation is interpretation. You should be glad you are insightful enough to re-purpose the words of others to match your own experiences.

    Misinterpretation is interpretation. You should be glad you are insightful enough to re-purpose the words of others to match your own experiences.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on What's a movie that has entranced you? in ~movies

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    Where did you get to see that? I've love to get the full experience.

    Where did you get to see that? I've love to get the full experience.

  16. Comment on What's a movie that has entranced you? in ~movies

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    For me the immediate answer is Woman in the Dunes. Everything about the movie is drawn out, with tensions building slowly and persistently. The way the film captures the anxiety of the protagonist...

    For me the immediate answer is Woman in the Dunes. Everything about the movie is drawn out, with tensions building slowly and persistently. The way the film captures the anxiety of the protagonist through sweat and heat keeps me transfixed every time I watch it.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Where Birds Go to Sleep – Teaser trailer in ~games

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    Nice! As a programmer, I enjoy the idea of fully dynamic systems. But a hand crafted approach works much better for games.

    Nice! As a programmer, I enjoy the idea of fully dynamic systems. But a hand crafted approach works much better for games.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Where Birds Go to Sleep – Teaser trailer in ~games

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    Are all of the dialog trees are hand crafted?

    Are all of the dialog trees are hand crafted?

    1 vote