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  1. Comment on Apple will reportedly release an iPhone without any ports in 2021 in ~tech

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    What on earth? I would take having to plug 17 cables in over the risk of things just... not charging. This seems crazy to me.

    On the other hand, none of those things are as much of a pain as actually having to plug a cable in

    What on earth? I would take having to plug 17 cables in over the risk of things just... not charging. This seems crazy to me.

    10 votes
  2. Comment on More Teslas on the Road Meant Hours-Long Supercharger Lines Over Thanksgiving in ~news

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    This is such a huge false equivalence it is crazy. Gasoline has far, FAR fewer applications compared to electricity, and is far more difficult to transport. A closer equivalent (but still very...

    This is such a huge false equivalence it is crazy. Gasoline has far, FAR fewer applications compared to electricity, and is far more difficult to transport. A closer equivalent (but still very distant) would be natural gas, which is alternatively sold bottled or piped for use.

    The infrastructure for generation to premises already exists for electricity transport - all that is needed is to do individual work in the areas where it is needed, which is an absolutely minuscule fraction of the cost to develop a petrol piping infrastructure.

    7 votes
  3. Comment on Icelanders used more electricity per capita in 2017 than any other country in the world, the World Economic Forum reports in ~misc

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    I would think Iceland has a far higher % of people being tourists that aren't counted as living there. Not that they get super high number of people, but it doesn't take much to cause an imbalance...

    I would think Iceland has a far higher % of people being tourists that aren't counted as living there. Not that they get super high number of people, but it doesn't take much to cause an imbalance when you have so few people overall.

    The economies of scale for such a low population are going to suck too.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Dozens of infant deaths have been tied to a popular baby product. But regulators are too paralyzed to act. in ~health

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    "Dozens of infant deaths have been tied to padded crib bumpers. Regulator researchers disagree with majority of other researchers and refuse to take action" I prefer the path of education to solve...

    "Dozens of infant deaths have been tied to padded crib bumpers. Regulator researchers disagree with majority of other researchers and refuse to take action"

    I prefer the path of education to solve tomorrow's problems.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Dozens of infant deaths have been tied to a popular baby product. But regulators are too paralyzed to act. in ~health

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    Padded crib bumpers are implicated in suffocation deaths. A small group of researchers in the regulator disagree with the vast majority of coroners and independent medical research groups and have...

    Padded crib bumpers are implicated in suffocation deaths. A small group of researchers in the regulator disagree with the vast majority of coroners and independent medical research groups and have blocked all attempts to do anything about the problem.

    Clickbait titles should be edited because clickbait titles are the second worst possible things that could exist. You won't believe what took the #1 spot.

    12 votes
  6. Comment on That Starlink Problem Astronomers Were Worried About Is Totally Happening in ~science

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    No, the basics of education, communication, and the benefits that come along with those. Where you are perhaps. And people said a moonbase was crazy...

    That presumes a heavily weighted preference for internet as a "net benefit".

    No, the basics of education, communication, and the benefits that come along with those.

    internet exists just fine without it

    Where you are perhaps.

    try starting with an improved regulatory body that doesn't get into bed with megacorporations and actively works for the people instead

    And people said a moonbase was crazy...

    5 votes
  7. Comment on That Starlink Problem Astronomers Were Worried About Is Totally Happening in ~science

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    No, the alternative I have is to not simply do it at all, or to limit what is done to what is still possible under the reduced conditions with satellite swarms. Because it's precisely the...

    The alternative to terrestrial astronomy you propose

    No, the alternative I have is to not simply do it at all, or to limit what is done to what is still possible under the reduced conditions with satellite swarms. Because it's precisely the socio-economic factors that satellite swarms do enough for that it is a net benefit for humanity to lose all terrestrial astronomy in exchange.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on That Starlink Problem Astronomers Were Worried About Is Totally Happening in ~science

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    In all honesty the benefits of a global satellite swarm dwarf the benefits of terrestrial astronomy, so while yeah it sucks that we have to choose, the choice is an easy one. Maybe we can get some...

    In all honesty the benefits of a global satellite swarm dwarf the benefits of terrestrial astronomy, so while yeah it sucks that we have to choose, the choice is an easy one. Maybe we can get some funding to turn the dark side of the moon into an astronomy base instead.

    11 votes
  9. Comment on Thousands flock to Wikipedia founder's 'Facebook rival' in ~tech

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    The economy of scale you're looking at is with the overheads that come to GETTING to that scale having been paid for and gone. Facebook did it by scooping up .com burst scraps and spending venture...

    The economy of scale you're looking at is with the overheads that come to GETTING to that scale having been paid for and gone. Facebook did it by scooping up .com burst scraps and spending venture capital, WT needs to get the ball rolling, and that takes dough.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on How can I deal with corrosion from saltpeter (salt from the ocean) on my desktop computer? in ~tech

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    Oh, did you want to reseat that cable? Best get your fuckin gloves on son, and you're gonna need alcohol swabs and sprays galore.

    Oh, did you want to reseat that cable? Best get your fuckin gloves on son, and you're gonna need alcohol swabs and sprays galore.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Plane stowaway: Who was the Kenyan man who fell into London garden? in ~news

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    That sky website is absolute garbage, they want to track me in exchange for their terrible reporting. This one is much better. They might still attempt tracking (I don't know and didn't check),...

    That sky website is absolute garbage, they want to track me in exchange for their terrible reporting.

    This one is much better. They might still attempt tracking (I don't know and didn't check), but at least they don't stonewall me with cookies disabled.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on When will people be able to make their own groups ? in ~tildes

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    If you want to make your own groups you pretty much want Reddit. The whole point of Tildes is to be a managed community rather than an unmanaged one - because the good user generated stuff is a...

    If you want to make your own groups you pretty much want Reddit. The whole point of Tildes is to be a managed community rather than an unmanaged one - because the good user generated stuff is a tiny, TINY amount of the total user generated stuff (aka Reddit).

    6 votes
  13. Comment on Disney needs autism awareness training in ~life

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    Exactly, this has zero to do with autism, though the combination of that and the fact Disney is big enough that everyone should hate them makes for a good story.

    Exactly, this has zero to do with autism, though the combination of that and the fact Disney is big enough that everyone should hate them makes for a good story.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on What is your dream game? in ~games

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    Dream game? Take a Skyrim style open world fantasy game, make it roguelike (i.e. Ultimate Skyrim, or at least Requiem), and make your prior lives in that world impactful. So you take your...

    Dream game? Take a Skyrim style open world fantasy game, make it roguelike (i.e. Ultimate Skyrim, or at least Requiem), and make your prior lives in that world impactful. So you take your character and join the Fighters Guild, do a few quests for them, clear an old castle of undead, later get your arse kicked in some cave. Your next life you're a mage - you get sent to claim a newly empty castle as your tower.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet over 'you people' rant in ~sports

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    Huh? I have no idea who these people are, but he was enthusiastically agreeing in the video in the OP.

    Huh? I have no idea who these people are, but he was enthusiastically agreeing in the video in the OP.

  16. Comment on SpaceX has successfully launched another 60 Starlink satellites in ~space

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    This is a silly way to handle a regulatory body being swamped... Default to no, not yes.

    This is a silly way to handle a regulatory body being swamped... Default to no, not yes.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on How do you turn a smart TV into a dumb TV? in ~tech

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    The sign on the back that says "don't open this" won't actually stop you you know - just disable the wifi antenna.

    The sign on the back that says "don't open this" won't actually stop you you know - just disable the wifi antenna.

    11 votes
  18. Comment on In 2020, I can no longer abide the 100-hour RPG in ~games

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    /r/ultimateskyrim It's not on SSE (and isn't likely to be for years) but it's the most stable and best playing Skyrim build in existence.

    /r/ultimateskyrim

    It's not on SSE (and isn't likely to be for years) but it's the most stable and best playing Skyrim build in existence.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on In 2020, I can no longer abide the 100-hour RPG in ~games

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    That's great Polygon - there are plenty of other games out there for you. Don't you dare fuck with long, rich RPGs or I will come to your house and steal all of your casual games.

    That's great Polygon - there are plenty of other games out there for you. Don't you dare fuck with long, rich RPGs or I will come to your house and steal all of your casual games.

    37 votes
  20. Comment on Airbnb to Verify All Listings, C.E.O. Chesky Says in ~tech

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    AirBnB aren't going to verify shit. They're going to crowdsource the verification the same way they crowdsourced their hotel chain, and it will be about as effective as Amazon's 'totally...

    he said the process would involve asking users whether the information in certain listings turned out to be accurate

    AirBnB aren't going to verify shit. They're going to crowdsource the verification the same way they crowdsourced their hotel chain, and it will be about as effective as Amazon's 'totally legitimate' product reviews.

    Bring on the legislation that cripples these ridiculous companies.

    10 votes