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  1. Comment on I have coronavirus and I'll be fine, and so will about 97% of people infected. Please stop the hysteria and focus on the 3% at serious risk in ~health.coronavirus

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    I don't disagree, cars kill 40k people in the US every year and no one blinks an eye. But who is actually panicking right now? Some suburban moms stocking up on beans, rice and toilet paper?...

    I don't disagree, cars kill 40k people in the US every year and no one blinks an eye. But who is actually panicking right now? Some suburban moms stocking up on beans, rice and toilet paper?

    People should be worried and should be taking precautions. Anything that dismisses this as nothing to worry about really rubs me the wrong way. Especially when it comes from those who aren't in a high-risk population.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on I have coronavirus and I'll be fine, and so will about 97% of people infected. Please stop the hysteria and focus on the 3% at serious risk in ~health.coronavirus

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    I mean we're at nearly 5k confirmed deaths and things are just starting to heat up in the US, I just genuinely don't understand why someone would try to convince people that it's no big deal. When...

    I mean we're at nearly 5k confirmed deaths and things are just starting to heat up in the US, I just genuinely don't understand why someone would try to convince people that it's no big deal.

    When exactly does it become something to worry about?

    3 votes
  3. Comment on I have coronavirus and I'll be fine, and so will about 97% of people infected. Please stop the hysteria and focus on the 3% at serious risk in ~health.coronavirus

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    From what I understand any data out of the US for confirmed cases should be dismissed considering there are barely any tests being run.

    From what I understand any data out of the US for confirmed cases should be dismissed considering there are barely any tests being run.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on I have coronavirus and I'll be fine, and so will about 97% of people infected. Please stop the hysteria and focus on the 3% at serious risk in ~health.coronavirus

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    Clearly this person has a threshold, I'm just curious as to what it is.

    Clearly this person has a threshold, I'm just curious as to what it is.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on I have coronavirus and I'll be fine, and so will about 97% of people infected. Please stop the hysteria and focus on the 3% at serious risk in ~health.coronavirus

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    How many thousands of people need to die within what timespan before we should "panic"?

    How many thousands of people need to die within what timespan before we should "panic"?

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Joe Rogan Experience #1439 - Michael Osterholm (expert in infectious disease epidemiology) in ~science

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    I don't listen to him and don't have a particularly strong opinion, but I've heard other people don't agree with him giving every guest a fair platform. Some bad faith actors like Ben Shapiro,...

    I don't listen to him and don't have a particularly strong opinion, but I've heard other people don't agree with him giving every guest a fair platform.

    Some bad faith actors like Ben Shapiro, Milo, Alex Jones, etc. probably shouldn't be able to use his wildly popular show to promote their bullshit.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Don’t try to sanitize input. Escape output in ~comp

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    <user_input_here> would still be a string. Unless you tell your program to execute that string as code, it's gonna stay as a string.

    <user_input_here> would still be a string. Unless you tell your program to execute that string as code, it's gonna stay as a string.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on The 2020 Endorsement Primary in ~misc

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    Maybe I've misunderstood, but as of now the only way to get representation in the US Senate is to become a state. In the House, statehood gets you a voting member instead of the non-voting they...

    Maybe I've misunderstood, but as of now the only way to get representation in the US Senate is to become a state. In the House, statehood gets you a voting member instead of the non-voting they have now. Being against statehood means being against representation.

    So I guess if they want to change the rules of how congress works, cool with me!

    3 votes
  9. Comment on The 2020 Endorsement Primary in ~misc

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    It's pretty wild to me that you think residents of DC, which has more people living in it than Wyoming and Vermont, should not get any representation.

    It's pretty wild to me that you think residents of DC, which has more people living in it than Wyoming and Vermont, should not get any representation.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Firefox has started enabling DNS-over-HTTPS by default for all US-based users in ~tech

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    I know Firefox currently blocks trackers and some ads by default.

    I know Firefox currently blocks trackers and some ads by default.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Firefox has started enabling DNS-over-HTTPS by default for all US-based users in ~tech

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    I'm assuming the poster means that google's lifeblood is showing users targeted ads.

    I'm assuming the poster means that google's lifeblood is showing users targeted ads.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on You’re likely to get the COVID-19 coronavirus in ~health.coronavirus

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    Not really sure how you can consider React and AMP to be comparable technologies. I get that the web is kinda sucky a lot of times, but is it really too much to ask that I get the regular...

    Not really sure how you can consider React and AMP to be comparable technologies. I get that the web is kinda sucky a lot of times, but is it really too much to ask that I get the regular un-google-fied website when I'm linked somewhere?

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Firefox has started enabling DNS-over-HTTPS by default for all US-based users in ~tech

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    While this is a feature I will use, I don't think it's a great solution. I would much rather see this happening at the OS level. I suppose you have to get the ball rolling somehow and I hope this...

    While this is a feature I will use, I don't think it's a great solution. I would much rather see this happening at the OS level. I suppose you have to get the ball rolling somehow and I hope this will lead to something better in the future.

    8 votes
  14. Comment on You’re likely to get the COVID-19 coronavirus in ~health.coronavirus

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    Not trying to be rude, but I don't really care what your personal preference is. When you post an AMP link, you are forcing everyone to make the same choice as you, and I don't think it's very...

    Not trying to be rude, but I don't really care what your personal preference is. When you post an AMP link, you are forcing everyone to make the same choice as you, and I don't think it's very controversial to say that forcing everyone to see the internet through google's proprietary lens is bad.

    12 votes
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  16. Comment on How would you reduce speeding by car drivers? in ~talk

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    Driver speed is largely a function of road design. What it really boils down to is make drivers think they might cause damage to their cars and they will slow down. I'm not aware of anything else...

    Driver speed is largely a function of road design.

    What it really boils down to is make drivers think they might cause damage to their cars and they will slow down. I'm not aware of anything else (other than directly seeing law enforcement) that works.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on World Athletics has banned some variants of Nike’s Vaporfly running shoes from elite competition in ~sports

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    The Vaporfly variants used by Eliud Kipchoge to run the first sub-two hour marathon and by fellow Kenyan Brigid Kosgei to smash the women’s marathon world record both contained triple carbon...

    The Vaporfly variants used by Eliud Kipchoge to run the first sub-two hour marathon and by fellow Kenyan Brigid Kosgei to smash the women’s marathon world record both contained triple carbon plates inside thick, ultra-compressed foam, said by Nike to help improve running economy by up to four percent.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained in ~tech

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    Aren't Messages e2e encrypted with a device key or something? I thought that was why there was no web interface and if you want to add a device to your Messages account you need a device that's...

    Aren't Messages e2e encrypted with a device key or something? I thought that was why there was no web interface and if you want to add a device to your Messages account you need a device that's already on it.

    Maybe there's some weasel wording in here that I'm not picking up on but it sounds like even if you backup your Messages to iCloud they are encrypted.

    For your convenience, iMessages are backed up in iCloud and encrypted if you have either iCloud Backup or Messages in iCloud enabled.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT209110

    4 votes
  19. Comment on What Americans Know About the Holocaust: fewer than half can correctly answer multiple-choice questions about the number of Jews who were murdered or the way Adolf Hitler came to power in ~humanities

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    I agree. And maybe I'm insensitive but knowing the number of millions of jews killed reeks of high school level rote memorization. I've visited the Holocaust museums in DC and Chicago and I don't...

    I agree. And maybe I'm insensitive but knowing the number of millions of jews killed reeks of high school level rote memorization. I've visited the Holocaust museums in DC and Chicago and I don't know what the number is off the top of my head. I don't think that necessarily makes me ignorant on the topic.

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