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  1. Comment on Scientists now think that being overweight can protect your health in ~health

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    Well yeah - 10 minutes of light cardio per day is infinitely better than 0. It won’t change your weight without other changes. You’ll probably just eat a tiny bit extra.

    Well yeah - 10 minutes of light cardio per day is infinitely better than 0. It won’t change your weight without other changes. You’ll probably just eat a tiny bit extra.

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  2. Comment on Scientists now think that being overweight can protect your health in ~health

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    Given that losing and gaining weight is mostly about diet I would guess that we don't need to discover any other major factors to explain the difference between Europe and America. Walking to and...

    Given that losing and gaining weight is mostly about diet I would guess that we don't need to discover any other major factors to explain the difference between Europe and America. Walking to and from a bus stop might burn a couple hundred calories. You can undo that in 10 seconds of eating.

    I try to eat healthy in America. In some aisles of the grocery store you need to pass over 9 out of 10 options in order to reach something that doesn't have tons of sugar or cheap grains. When eating out there are very few healthy options. Not to mention that every establishment that sells food specializes in sugary drinks. Starbucks, boba (the default sugar level is sickeningly sweet), a surprising number of places with milkshakes, and every other place in between will offer you a fountain drink.

    And I live in what's considered to be one of the more health-conscious areas of the country. The fact that good healthy food exists here makes us special.

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  3. Comment on Scientists now think that being overweight can protect your health in ~health

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    You might change your mind after a drive across America.

    but it's not that much of an outlier

    You might change your mind after a drive across America.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on Scientists now think that being overweight can protect your health in ~health

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    I’m extremely skeptical mostly because this is something that so many people want to be true that the idea can be carried across the internet on wishful thinking alone. It’s like the multitude of...

    I’m extremely skeptical mostly because this is something that so many people want to be true that the idea can be carried across the internet on wishful thinking alone. It’s like the multitude of published research on the benefits of eating chocolate. You’re telling me that one of humanity’s favorite treats is also a key facet to a healthy diet? And the same goes for coffee? And a little wine is good for you too?

    I think the risk here is in telling people that are overweight that they are on the right track and need no changes to their health. One thing that we know with certainty is paramount to health, longevity, disease recovery, disease avoidance, and happiness is regular exercise. Don’t get distracted by what is at best a statistically significant local maximum.

    To be clear you can be overweight and still exercise regularly. An overweight person that does plenty of cardio is surely at an advantage to a skinny person that can’t run even one mile.

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  5. Comment on Peachesnstink: An interesting tildes/reddit-esque website in ~tech

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    Shouting into the void about how 11 years ago you were better than a bad developer Extreme confidence that everyone must be an idiot and React can't possibly have redeeming qualities Edit: Maybe...

    Shouting into the void about how 11 years ago you were better than a bad developer

    Extreme confidence that everyone must be an idiot and React can't possibly have redeeming qualities

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    Maybe "immature" is a better word than toxic.

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    I'm sure many other people wouldn't have been triggered reading the posts, so my pointing them out feels unnecessary. Mis-use of pride is a personal failing I have to fight, so reading someone else's prideful ramblings is like looking in a mirror and seeing a version of myself I'd rather not be reminded of. I'm not interested in turning this into a big argument on Tildes so I'm not engaging with anyone else here.

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  6. Comment on Peachesnstink: An interesting tildes/reddit-esque website in ~tech

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    Honestly the poster going by stink looks kinda toxic. And they make a lot of the posts.

    Honestly the poster going by stink looks kinda toxic. And they make a lot of the posts.

    3 votes
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  8. Comment on A completely upgradeable laptop in ~tech

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    I would absolutely buy this if it had thunderbolt or good discrete graphics. Hopefully we get one or both of those on a second generation device.

    I would absolutely buy this if it had thunderbolt or good discrete graphics. Hopefully we get one or both of those on a second generation device.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on How has the pandemic changed you? in ~talk

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    It might be helpful if you just put your gym clothes on. Don’t tell yourself you’re going to the gym, just get ready as though you are.

    It might be helpful if you just put your gym clothes on. Don’t tell yourself you’re going to the gym, just get ready as though you are.

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  10. Comment on The fall of Minecraft's 2b2t in ~games

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    True. I’m sure the players aren’t super happy with the near omniscience. It’s been patched but most old bases are compromised.

    True. I’m sure the players aren’t super happy with the near omniscience. It’s been patched but most old bases are compromised.

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  11. Comment on The fall of Minecraft's 2b2t in ~games

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    This isn’t really a burn. On 2b2t hacking and griefing are a force of nature. Once your base coordinates are exposed consider its existence to be on a timer. Players are well aware of this and...

    This isn’t really a burn. On 2b2t hacking and griefing are a force of nature. Once your base coordinates are exposed consider its existence to be on a timer. Players are well aware of this and clearly enjoy the environment.

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  12. Comment on The fall of Minecraft's 2b2t in ~games

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    Some 2b2t players sell in game items and coordinates for money. So this could be a side gig for these people.

    Some 2b2t players sell in game items and coordinates for money. So this could be a side gig for these people.

    10 votes
  13. Comment on I’ve landed my first interview! Any advice? in ~life

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    I interview software developers at work all the time. I will give you a mock interview if you want over VoIP, Zoom, whatever. I’m not available the next few days, though as I’ll be camping. If...

    I interview software developers at work all the time. I will give you a mock interview if you want over VoIP, Zoom, whatever. I’m not available the next few days, though as I’ll be camping. If you’re interested please DM me.

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  14. Comment on Why is there trouble finding web developers that live in the US? in ~tech

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    Part of my job is interviewing software engineers. This is not a requirement almost anywhere in the Bay Area. Even the big companies will say “bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience”. Honestly...

    practically required for any programming job

    Part of my job is interviewing software engineers. This is not a requirement almost anywhere in the Bay Area. Even the big companies will say “bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience”. Honestly if someone has 4 years of real dev experience that’s WAY more valuable than 4 years in college.

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  15. Comment on Why is there trouble finding web developers that live in the US? in ~tech

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    As a developer myself I'm not sure I'd want to join. Sounds like it could be a shitshow.

    As a developer myself I'm not sure I'd want to join. Sounds like it could be a shitshow.

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  16. Comment on Why is there trouble finding web developers that live in the US? in ~tech

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    @suspended probably the best thing your brother can do is take what budget he has and build a small team of senior developers to create an MVP.

    @suspended probably the best thing your brother can do is take what budget he has and build a small team of senior developers to create an MVP.

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  17. Comment on Why is there trouble finding web developers that live in the US? in ~tech

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    If you were to hire internally a 10-person development team (which would be maybe 7 developers, 1 designer, 1 project manager, 1 engineering manager) would probably cost you (very conservatively)...

    If you were to hire internally a 10-person development team (which would be maybe 7 developers, 1 designer, 1 project manager, 1 engineering manager) would probably cost you (very conservatively) $2.5MM per year in fully-loaded cost just for labor.

    There's a reason so much of silicon valley lives off of VC funding. Software companies need years to build a good product and market share, and good employees cost a lot of money. Hence funding rounds on the order of magnitude of 100s of millions or billions of dollars.

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    I would recommend your brother talk with someone that has experience in building software products - either an experienced CTO or CEO. Unless he knows someone like that he'll have to pay for their time. There are a few contracting CTOs out there that have already made plenty of money but want something to do that provides a little extra income.

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    Couldn't do math.

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  18. Comment on Why is there trouble finding web developers that live in the US? in ~tech

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    Those firms are looking to maximize their profits. So they want to pay their developers as little as possible. American web developers can earn as much as $300,000/yr at places like Google, and...

    Those firms are looking to maximize their profits. So they want to pay their developers as little as possible. American web developers can earn as much as $300,000/yr at places like Google, and easily $150,000 at startups. Even on the lower end you’re looking at $70,000/yr. Compared to maybe $30-40,000/yr for a European developer it’s no contest if they can handle the time zone difference and difficulty in wrangling remote developers.

    I would absolutely recommend against any contracting firm for web work that is beyond the basics. If your brother has a real budget for this project then he should hire developers. Getting that ball rolling will take a few months. He may need to contract out the hiring process.

    +1 to the recommendation his daughter gets a CS degree. Some schools also offer a software engineering degree which might be more interesting as it’s less theoretical. If you can enjoy the work it’s the most abundant job that’s also well paid. You can get many weeks of paid vacation, 6 figures, and tons of other benefits right out of college.

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  19. Comment on PG&E will bury 10,000 miles of power lines so they don't spark wildfires in ~enviro

  20. Comment on 18-year-old member of online harassment group sentenced to five years in prison after "swatting" the owner of a desirable Twitter handle, resulting in a fatal heart attack in ~tech

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    I'll take your word for it. But I have to imagine the response from the police is proportional to their imagined threat. Don't you think they're preparing themselves for that worst case scenario?

    I'll take your word for it. But I have to imagine the response from the police is proportional to their imagined threat. Don't you think they're preparing themselves for that worst case scenario?

    3 votes