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  1. Comment on How to grow your own alfalfa sprouts in a jar in ~food

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    I'm surprised that mold isn't a concern here. Does the rinsing take care of any mold growth?

    I'm surprised that mold isn't a concern here. Does the rinsing take care of any mold growth?

  2. Comment on Star Trek: Picard | SDCC Trailer in ~tv

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    This is the internationally available trailer, US only YouTube trailer is here. I don't know how they managed to keep all of this under wraps, but I'm glad and excited.

    This is the internationally available trailer, US only YouTube trailer is here.

    I don't know how they managed to keep all of this under wraps, but I'm glad and excited.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on FBI believed Trump was closely involved in hush-money scheme, unsealed documents show in ~news

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    I'm told range voting is better than ranked. There's still a small spoiler effect with ranked voting since there's only one top spot. With ranked voting you could give two people 5/5.

    I'm told range voting is better than ranked. There's still a small spoiler effect with ranked voting since there's only one top spot. With ranked voting you could give two people 5/5.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on My browser, the spy: How extensions slurped up browsing histories of 4M users in ~tech

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    You'd also need to lock them from updating. Once you audit the source code it can change at any time.

    That way if I'm ever paranoid enough I can go to the repository and have a sneek peak at the internals.

    You'd also need to lock them from updating. Once you audit the source code it can change at any time.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on FBI believed Trump was closely involved in hush-money scheme, unsealed documents show in ~news

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    With knowledge of how the American system is failing, how would we design a government more resistant to this downfall?

    With knowledge of how the American system is failing, how would we design a government more resistant to this downfall?

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Which technical/technological issues or needs do you think should have been sorted out by now? in ~comp

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    Nothing more permanent than a temporary solution. I think that explains a lot of these.

    Nothing more permanent than a temporary solution. I think that explains a lot of these.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on What do you think about MBTI theory? in ~talk

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    When you provide people which such widely applicable descriptions of their personality it's very likely they'll be able to self-identify with their type. They'll be more conscious of the behaviors...

    I can say an ISFJ has a preference towards comparing things to their past (Introverted Sensing; Si) and values harmony within their group (Extroverted Feeling; Fe). Everyone does this, but an ISFJ would prefer it more.

    Nothing can be "proven" because this is a soft science that relies on self-identification.

    When you provide people which such widely applicable descriptions of their personality it's very likely they'll be able to self-identify with their type. They'll be more conscious of the behaviors they should have, which will reinforce their beliefs and maybe even the behaviors themselves. Confirmation bias ensures that any discrepancies are ignored since some of the qualities match their personality. What is the threshold for matching/non-matching qualities to determine if the type is a good fit?

    "By the common definition of pseudoscience (i.e. that there is no empirical evidence for the claims that are set forth by the theory), the MBTI is not pseudoscience. No scientific study has ever found that there is no validity to the MBTI."

    This quote says two completely different things:

    1. Pseudoscience is a theory with no supporting evidence
    2. No evidence refutes MBTI, thus it's not pseudoscience

    The burden of proof is on the proponents of MBTI, not on the rest of the population that is largely too apathetic towards the idea to disprove it. This is exactly the argument used by flat-earthers, theists, etc. to support their beliefs.

    7 votes
  8. Comment on What do you think about MBTI theory? in ~talk

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    Is there anything you can say with confidence knowing someone's type? Something more precise than "your type starts with I, so you prefer to relax alone". I'd be interested in something proven by...

    You didn't critique the cognitive functions which is where I believe most of the power of the theory comes from.

    Is there anything you can say with confidence knowing someone's type? Something more precise than "your type starts with I, so you prefer to relax alone". I'd be interested in something proven by an academic study.

    9 votes
  9. Comment on Trump steps up attacks on progressive congresswomen, says they 'hate our country' and Israel in ~news

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    As someone who grew up in PA, Pat Toomey is not a favorite of mine. I'm glad he's one of the few in his party that is calling Donald out, but how insecure do you need to be to reaffirm this in...

    As someone who grew up in PA, Pat Toomey is not a favorite of mine. I'm glad he's one of the few in his party that is calling Donald out, but how insecure do you need to be to reaffirm this in writing?

    Three of the four were born in America and the citizenship of all four is as valid as mine. I couldn’t disagree more with these congresswomen’s views on immigration, socialism, national security, and virtually every policy issue. But they are entitled to their opinions, however misguided they may be.

    Obviously he doesn't agree with them on those issues, otherwise, he'd switch parties.


    That Trump tirade calling AOC and others communists is peak authoritarianism. Trump's trying to drag us back into the red scare now? Any opponent of Trump is an opponent of America, an opponent of freedom.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on What is your favorite thought experiment? in ~talk

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    Zero has no example in nature? Zero is as much an abstract idea as one is. Math is a model of the universe, not the driving force of it.

    Zero has no example in nature? Zero is as much an abstract idea as one is. Math is a model of the universe, not the driving force of it.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on The sinkhole that saved the internet: Keeping the 'kill switch' alive is the only thing preventing another WannaCry outbreak in ~tech

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    This is something I'm concerned about with self-driving cars. I would prefer to have a self-driving car that I update infrequently, usually after the most recent version has been proven to work by...

    This is something I'm concerned about with self-driving cars. I would prefer to have a self-driving car that I update infrequently, usually after the most recent version has been proven to work by other users' testing. But in order for that to no become a security risk the main computer would need to be air-gapped.

    On that thought, air-gapping should be an absolute legal requirement for self-driving cars. All updates should come over USB/wire. As long as those updates can come over the air it's inevitable that a terrorist will abuse the update system to kill people.

    6 votes
  12. Comment on Principal Who Tried to Stay ‘Politically Neutral’ About Holocaust Is Removed in ~news

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    As I understand it the country was ready for Hitler and had he not been there someone else would have done the same work as him.

    As I understand it the country was ready for Hitler and had he not been there someone else would have done the same work as him.

  13. Comment on Firefox 68 released in ~tech

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    Well you can probably configure it to not fall back to plain ol' DNS if you're concerned about that happening. If you're worried about this getting botched at this OS level DOH is performed by...

    How would we confirm HTTPS is functioning and not using the legacy DNS fallback?

    Well you can probably configure it to not fall back to plain ol' DNS if you're concerned about that happening. If you're worried about this getting botched at this OS level DOH is performed by each application, not as a wrapper around your OS DNS.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Americans Shouldn’t Have to Drive, but the Law Insists on It in ~misc

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    I live in an area where almost everyone says you need a car (San Francisco Bay), but haven't had one since I moved here. Obviously I can't easily go outside of the metropolitan area, but there's...

    I live in an area where almost everyone says you need a car (San Francisco Bay), but haven't had one since I moved here. Obviously I can't easily go outside of the metropolitan area, but there's no everyday activity/errand I haven't been able to do.

    Is it just the rural US where it's so necessary?

    9 votes
  15. Comment on Firefox 68 released in ~tech

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    It more so prevents MITM attacks than prevents people from knowing what site you're connected to. Sure, for a shared/cloud hosting solution many sites may be hosted on one IP address. But for all...

    It more so prevents MITM attacks than prevents people from knowing what site you're connected to. Sure, for a shared/cloud hosting solution many sites may be hosted on one IP address. But for all other situations there's a 1-to-1 mapping of domain name to IP address. You can perform the lookup in reverse:

    1. ISP sees you're connected to 184.72.104.138
    2. ISP looks up the IP address
    3. ISP now knows you're connected to ddg.gg

    Still a massive security improvement, though.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Pirate our games, don't buy them from key resellers, say indies in ~games

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    I love how the free first month is actually just so you don't notice an extra charge.

    I love how the free first month is actually just so you don't notice an extra charge.

    8 votes
  17. Comment on Warren Rising: Massachusetts Progressive Announces $19 Million Fundraising Haul in ~news

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    I'll do the same. I know Sanders/Warren can do more in the Senate than as a VP, but what a combination that would be.

    I'll do the same. I know Sanders/Warren can do more in the Senate than as a VP, but what a combination that would be.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Debian 10 "buster" released in ~tech

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    And HTTPs apt is supported by default! Looks like another solid release. Very impressed with their progress on reproducible builds as well.

    In this release, GNOME defaults to using the Wayland display server instead of Xorg.

    And HTTPs apt is supported by default! Looks like another solid release.

    Very impressed with their progress on reproducible builds as well.

    9 votes
  19. Comment on To end fatphobia, we need to dismantle Western civilization in ~health

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    I somewhat share your sentiment, but I wouldn't personally prescribe weight loss to a stranger. I'd just bluntly tell them that their needs are more expensive or require something different than a...

    I somewhat share your sentiment, but I wouldn't personally prescribe weight loss to a stranger. I'd just bluntly tell them that their needs are more expensive or require something different than a thin person requires. It's not my job to fix someone's life, but we shouldn't feel afraid to explain why someone needs to buy two plane tickets and how it's no one else's obligation to take a loss on their behalf.

    3 votes