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  1. Comment on Amsterdam to embrace 'doughnut' model to mend post-coronavirus economy in ~finance

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    I am totally with you! It's really awesome to see how humans can come together during hard times. This very moment seems like a catalyst for change. I hope that it is.

    I am heartened to see so much intellectual vigor and ideas coming out of social democracy lately.

    I am totally with you! It's really awesome to see how humans can come together during hard times. This very moment seems like a catalyst for change. I hope that it is.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on What ever happened to the bread machine? in ~food

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    I guess it depends on where you live. I usually freeze grocery store bread because I don't consider it fresh or great after a few days, even when unopened. It still edible of course, but it goes soft.

    I guess it depends on where you live. I usually freeze grocery store bread because I don't consider it fresh or great after a few days, even when unopened. It still edible of course, but it goes soft.

  3. Comment on What ever happened to the bread machine? in ~food

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    What kind of bread do you eat normally that doesn't go stale within a few days? I should buy one, simply because the bread is so much better than from a supermarket and way cheaper than bread from...

    the bread will go stale within 5-6 days

    What kind of bread do you eat normally that doesn't go stale within a few days?

    I should buy one, simply because the bread is so much better than from a supermarket and way cheaper than bread from a bakery.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Megathread: April Fools' Day 2020 on the internet in ~misc

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    I has actually been very quiet and I must say I like it :)

    I has actually been very quiet and I must say I like it :)

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What are your favorite CLI tools/applications? in ~comp

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    git, use it for pretty much every project. Also for dotfiles. rsync: for backups / syncing. vim: Slowly learning it, but it has currently replaced other text editors in the terminal for me. rtv:...

    git, use it for pretty much every project. Also for dotfiles.
    rsync: for backups / syncing.
    vim: Slowly learning it, but it has currently replaced other text editors in the terminal for me.
    rtv: reddit terminal client. My usual goto, since the website is crap. rtv isn't maintained anymore but there are some forks. Should update sometime.
    tealdeer, tld: Get TL:DR's for CLI tools, quite useful when you forget the arguments for commands like tar again.
    bat: cat with colors. Aliased to cat.
    exa: ls with colors. Aliased to ls.
    ripgrep, rg: grep replacement.

    I should really learn some Rust, using so much of it :P

    6 votes
  6. Comment on A pandemic of bubble maps in ~design

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    When using maps, you also need much more granular data. Just coloring a country the size of US, China or India doesn't tell you much. When you are using colors to distinguish, it totally depends...

    When using maps, you also need much more granular data. Just coloring a country the size of US, China or India doesn't tell you much.

    When you are using colors to distinguish, it totally depends on the scale of the data what it'll show you. For example, take a look at this map. Pretty much all of Western Europe has the same color, but their numbers wildly differ.

    And of course...

    ideally scaled by population

    https://xkcd.com/1138/

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Are you having any (professional) "I told you so" moments? in ~tech

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    Same here. Really funny how quickly we went through the following phases: Only working from home in special cases (doctor, dentist, etc). This was the default and people really disliked it. Then...

    Same here. Really funny how quickly we went through the following phases:

    • Only working from home in special cases (doctor, dentist, etc). This was the default and people really disliked it.
    • Then we got WFH when you or someone that lives with you shows any symptoms.
    • WFH for everyone.

    It didn't even take 10 days. We've been WFH for 2 weeks now.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Alternatives to desktop speakers in ~tech

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    A good over-ear open-back Beyerdynamic or Sennheiser is way more comfortable than a Sony WH-1000XM3!

    A good over-ear open-back Beyerdynamic or Sennheiser is way more comfortable than a Sony WH-1000XM3!

    1 vote
  9. Comment on 3.3 million Americans file for unemployment claims, shattering records in ~health.coronavirus

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    This number is insane. If you look at the historic numbers, it's absolutely unprecedented.

    This number is insane. If you look at the historic numbers, it's absolutely unprecedented.

    9 votes
  10. Comment on Feature request: Polls in ~tildes

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    Polls might also not give you very meaningful results with a limited amount of users. So maybe a future feature?

    Polls might also not give you very meaningful results with a limited amount of users. So maybe a future feature?

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Introducing a simpler, more organized Slack in ~tech

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    From the article.

    The rollout starts today and will continue over the next several weeks (with a complementary mobile version to follow).

    From the article.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Introducing a simpler, more organized Slack in ~tech

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    Are you using the Mac app? If so, you could try it inside your browser to see if it helps.

    Are you using the Mac app? If so, you could try it inside your browser to see if it helps.

    8 votes
  13. Comment on Call for volunteers: Techies against COVID-19 in ~comp

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    What exactly is your end goal?

    What exactly is your end goal?

    7 votes
  14. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Better Call Saul is amazing! The transformation of Jimmy to Saul is a slow but beautiful burn. The characters are all great in their own unique way. You understand their motivations and choices,...

    Better Call Saul is amazing! The transformation of Jimmy to Saul is a slow but beautiful burn. The characters are all great in their own unique way. You understand their motivations and choices, even when you know they will turn out wrong. The cinematography is beautiful. They come up with new angles to film from every episode and it's a joy to watch!

    3 votes
  15. Comment on How Europe is responding to the coronavirus pandemic in ~health.coronavirus

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    More info on The Netherlands: 614 confirmed cases, population of 17M (and small land area, so quite close together). Government advice as of yesterday: Work at home if possible Do not visit the...

    More info on The Netherlands:

    • 614 confirmed cases, population of 17M (and small land area, so quite close together).

    Government advice as of yesterday:

    • Work at home if possible
    • Do not visit the sick or elderly
    • If sick or elderly, don't use public transport
    • stay at home if symptoms (coughing, fever, pain in throat)
    • Limit social contact
    • Gatherings with more than 100 people are forbidden
    • If you work in hospital, only stay at home if coughing AND have a fever
      schools stay open, to limit essential personnel to stay working and limit children visit elderly.
    3 votes
  16. Comment on Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton diagnosed with COVID-19 coronavirus in ~health.coronavirus

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    Some of these government responses are incredibly ignorant. Here in The Netherlands, we have 614 confirmed cases, population of 17M (and small land area, so quite close together). Government...

    Some of these government responses are incredibly ignorant.

    Here in The Netherlands, we have 614 confirmed cases, population of 17M (and small land area, so quite close together).

    Government advice as of yesterday:

    • work at home if possible
    • do not visit the sick or elderly
    • if sick or elderly don't use public transport
    • stay at home if symptoms (coughing, fever, pain in throat)
    • Limit social contact
    • Gatherings with more than 100 people are forbidden
    • If you work in hospital, only stay at home if coughing AND have a fever
    • schools stay open, to limit essential personnel to stay working and limit children visit elderly.

    Let's see how that will help. It's quite likely they will need to become more strict in the coming days.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Everyone’s a socialist in a pandemic: Republicans want Medicare for all, but just for this one disease in ~misc

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    It's good that this stuff gets called out right now. It might (finally) cause a shift in how the US think about healthcare and paid sick leave.

    Everyone’s a socialist in a pandemic. But the laugh catches in your throat, because the only joke here is the sick one American society plays on workers every day.

    It's good that this stuff gets called out right now. It might (finally) cause a shift in how the US think about healthcare and paid sick leave.

    7 votes
  18. Comment on Andrew Yang endorses Joe Biden in ~news

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    Thanks for the source. He also stated that Biden needs to adopt Sanders his message.and not just go back to business as usual. It's a valid point if you want to get out the vote.

    Thanks for the source.

    He also stated that Biden needs to adopt Sanders his message.and not just go back to business as usual. It's a valid point if you want to get out the vote.

    9 votes
  19. Comment on Europe OKs suspension of strict ‘use-it or lose-it’ airline slot rules amid coronavirus outbreak in ~health.coronavirus

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    Great news. It seems like the EU acted quite quickly on this.

    Great news. It seems like the EU acted quite quickly on this.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on California directs some health insurers to waive co-pays, deductibles for coronavirus tests in ~health.coronavirus

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    I hate how completely plausible this is. Well done.

    I hate how completely plausible this is. Well done.

    1 vote