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  1. Comment on Florida’s new transgender sports ban permits schools to require "routine sports physical examination" of the students' genitals, genetic makeup, and testosterone levels in ~lgbt

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    How do you approve a bill with a provision for schools to inspect children's genitals and think you're doing something right?

    How do you approve a bill with a provision for schools to inspect children's genitals and think you're doing something right?

    4 votes
  2. Comment on How to choose a Python API framework in ~tech

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    I’d like to have a post like this for typescript

    I’d like to have a post like this for typescript

    2 votes
  3. Comment on So, I just turned down my vaccination ... did I make a mistake? in ~health.coronavirus

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    I know it’s been said some of the vaccines can be mixed, but it should be avoided if possible.

    I know it’s been said some of the vaccines can be mixed, but it should be avoided if possible.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Released: Docker Desktop for Mac [Apple Silicon] in ~tech

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    This is perfectly timed! I'm getting an M1 for work on Tuesday and plan to use Docker.

    This is perfectly timed! I'm getting an M1 for work on Tuesday and plan to use Docker.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Only two and a half billion tyrannosaurus rex inhabited the planet in total, researchers say in ~science

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    That's not wildly different from the territory size of the big cats of today.

    Using the body mass, the team calculated that the species had a population density of around one individual per 40 square miles.

    That's not wildly different from the territory size of the big cats of today.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on Mask Off in ~misc

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    Watching this made me very glad I'm not involved in consuming or promoting this kind of internet culture anymore. The closest I ever got to cancel culture was reading way too many Ellen Pao posts...

    Watching this made me very glad I'm not involved in consuming or promoting this kind of internet culture anymore. The closest I ever got to cancel culture was reading way too many Ellen Pao posts on reddit years ago. Lindsay made the right call leaving Twitter and IMO more creators should be as un-involved in Twitter and similar networks as possible. When you have a massive audience that no longer comes from just one niche you reach a point where you need to have politician level lowest-common-denominator speech. In a world as unjust as our own you can't say much without making your privilege known to some group. Then you sound either tone-deaf or malicious (mostly depending on interpretation).

    I used to work with a woman who was filthy rich. Like a net worth of around $100MM rich. From what I could guess she was working mostly to have something to do. When she joined she told the CEO she wouldn't work Fridays under any condition. She likely didn't even have a salary. Given that I work in Silicon Valley there are quite a lot of wealthy people - I'm sure the two founders of that company already had enough money to retire when they started it. But this woman was on another level.

    She'd talk off-hand about taking a helicopter up to her husband's cabin that he built with his own hands. She'd post in Slack a picture of salmon she cooked after fishing it out of an Alaskan river and flying it back to California in said helicopter. To be honest I don't think she was trying to flex. People just talk about the things they're doing, and a $100MM person will do stupid rich things that no one else can relate to. There was just a failure to read the room.

    On Twitter, with a large following, the room is too big to read. Any white person making any comment on race or any comment on something produced by a person of color can be seen as inappropriate. A Twitter user that sees Twitter as a space for people of color to communicate and for social justice movements to grow (through the platform's natural drive to put people into bubbles) might see a lone comment from Lindsay Ellis and interpret it in their context.

    We need social media to filter less. From the perspective of the outraged in this situation Lindsay Ellis may be on the very fringe of their bubble. Twitter won't show them Trump or trumpers' tweets. But a mis-interpretable white woman's tweet could show up in their feeds.

    16 votes
  7. Comment on Our brain typically overlooks this brilliant problem-solving strategy in ~science

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    Most adult bikes have removable pedals. I can see kids' bikes just welding them on, but I'm sure some have them threaded.

    Most adult bikes have removable pedals. I can see kids' bikes just welding them on, but I'm sure some have them threaded.

  8. Comment on Our brain typically overlooks this brilliant problem-solving strategy in ~science

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    It goes to show that any rule can be misused. The PMs knew that people tend to add more than is needed, so in return the PMs always look for something that needs to be removed.

    It goes to show that any rule can be misused. The PMs knew that people tend to add more than is needed, so in return the PMs always look for something that needs to be removed.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Why do people follow social media from those presenting a perfect life when it makes them feel inadequate? in ~talk

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    I was also traveling at the time (in what I consider to be a covid-responsible manner). That was occasionally obvious from the photos. I was posting very often. At the time I even admitted I was...

    I was also traveling at the time (in what I consider to be a covid-responsible manner). That was occasionally obvious from the photos.

    and how you cook like this for every meal

    I was posting very often.

    At the time I even admitted I was trying to make people jealous. I didn’t stop until I heard someone else describe the phenomenon in themselves and I realized I didn’t like what I heard.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Our brain typically overlooks this brilliant problem-solving strategy in ~science

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    I could see this being a result of conditioning. It’s less likely that you get credit or praise for not doing something. If you’ve removed something in a design there isn’t necessarily something...

    I could see this being a result of conditioning. It’s less likely that you get credit or praise for not doing something. If you’ve removed something in a design there isn’t necessarily something to point to and claim ownership of. This makes me wonder if we could fight this effect by occasionally adding a non-feature where one had been before. A wireframe or placeholder calling out our ingenuity while holding no actual weight or value of its own.

    6 votes
  11. Why do people follow social media from those presenting a perfect life when it makes them feel inadequate?

    I've never been one to follow much social media - certainly not the kind that is just a (almost certainly fake) presentation of a perfect life. Someone's highlight reel. But I did catch myself on...

    I've never been one to follow much social media - certainly not the kind that is just a (almost certainly fake) presentation of a perfect life. Someone's highlight reel. But I did catch myself on the other side of this. I spent hours on some days baking or cooking specifically to flex on people with well-crafted photos of the finished food. I still enjoyed it, but once I realized what I was doing I started cooking much more reasonably difficult dishes - so I'm sure it was motivated by a wish to instill envy in others.

    So I think I understand that side of the equation. But I had a more or less captive audience (a Slack #food channel). Can anyone speak from the side of the willing consumer? The avid subscriber?

    14 votes
  12. Comment on PAC-MAN 99 - Announcement trailer - Nintendo Switch in ~games

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    The idea of a battle royale where adversarial elements just show up spontaneously with no realistic way to avoid them isn’t appealing to me. I would prefer this be more like a Pac Man agar.io.

    The idea of a battle royale where adversarial elements just show up spontaneously with no realistic way to avoid them isn’t appealing to me. I would prefer this be more like a Pac Man agar.io.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on First clinical trial confirms HIV vaccine using Moderna inoculation in ~science

  14. Comment on Comcast nightmare: Six months without Internet despite $5,000 payment in ~tech

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    I had great success leaving Comcast by telling them my new landlord was providing Internet for me.

    I had great success leaving Comcast by telling them my new landlord was providing Internet for me.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Where do you go for humor? in ~talk

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    I’ve been watching a lot of Genuine Jerks on YouTube lately. This is their most popular video, but their other videos with far less views are also great.

    I’ve been watching a lot of Genuine Jerks on YouTube lately. This is their most popular video, but their other videos with far less views are also great.

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

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    Amazon is such a large company that they have a ton of competitors. If Google were to try it then they don’t have any exploited US warehouse employees of their own. So there’s no simple tit for...

    Amazon is such a large company that they have a ton of competitors. If Google were to try it then they don’t have any exploited US warehouse employees of their own. So there’s no simple tit for tat retaliation.

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

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    I’m surprised an Amazon competitor hasn’t tried to fund unionization. If someone threw a few million dollars at this I can see it happening quickly.

    I’m surprised an Amazon competitor hasn’t tried to fund unionization. If someone threw a few million dollars at this I can see it happening quickly.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on 7% of Americans don't use the internet in ~tech

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    It seems like she must have a strong reason to not use the internet. I would think you'd have to work pretty hard to maintain such an internet-free lifestyle.

    She has a dumb flip phone, no internet access, no television, no personal email address

    It seems like she must have a strong reason to not use the internet. I would think you'd have to work pretty hard to maintain such an internet-free lifestyle.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Marvel Studios' Loki - Official trailer in ~tv

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    Tom Hiddleston is low key a great actor.

    Tom Hiddleston is low key a great actor.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on The harmful ableist language you unknowingly use in ~life

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    In general if I’m talking with someone and communication is difficult I’m very uncomfortable. I get uncomfortable when face masks get in the way of transactional speech. Sometimes I’ve spoken with...

    In general if I’m talking with someone and communication is difficult I’m very uncomfortable. I get uncomfortable when face masks get in the way of transactional speech. Sometimes I’ve spoken with a disabled person and it’s very difficult to either convey or understand speech. Obviously there are many disabilities that don’t affect my ability to communicate, so those aren’t an issue here.

    I’m not big on nonverbal communication. I’m not big on implicit social understandings. So if I can’t easily talk with someone I would rather not interact with them.

    9 votes