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  1. Comment on Norway's Equinor plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its domestic operations by 40% this decade and to near zero by 2050 in ~enviro

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    Too bad they want to pump out emissions with new drilling near Australia and then use dirty oil burning ships to transport it.

    Too bad they want to pump out emissions with new drilling near Australia and then use dirty oil burning ships to transport it.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Haters are always going to hate... with The Simpsons running for too long now, what kind of dramatic change should take place for it to be great once again? in ~talk

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    They should have Bart jump over a shark tank on a motorbike.

    They should have Bart jump over a shark tank on a motorbike.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on What’s your shampoo of choice, and why? in ~talk

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    I get overwhelmed by the shampoo aisle in the supermarket every time I need to buy it - thankfully as I only wash with shampoo every 3 days or so (hot water only the other 2) and have fairly short...

    I get overwhelmed by the shampoo aisle in the supermarket every time I need to buy it - thankfully as I only wash with shampoo every 3 days or so (hot water only the other 2) and have fairly short hair this only happens like 2-3 times a year.

    I am yet to notice a difference in the outcome regardless of what I buy, and frustratingly I can NEVER find the same bottle I bought the last time (I am a habit buying person) so I have tried quite a few.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Both articles of impeachment have passed. Donald Trump is the third president of the United States to be impeached. in ~news

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    A competent Trump that didn't polarised the left and was good at negotiating would have far, far worse. Imagine who you're going to deal with in 2024 not that the bar has been set so low. The left...

    A competent Trump that didn't polarised the left and was good at negotiating would have far, far worse. Imagine who you're going to deal with in 2024 not that the bar has been set so low.

    The left will be too busy patting themselves on the back to vote, because they either spent the last 4 years undoing the shit Trump did, or they finally outlasted Trump, and in sweeps Palpatine.

    The American Oligarchy is in full control.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Want to be a better coder? Type faster. in ~comp

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    This is the sort of completely pants on head retarded garbage that gave us lines of code as a job performance metric. And the 'thought experiment' portion was conspiracy theory levels of...

    This is the sort of completely pants on head retarded garbage that gave us lines of code as a job performance metric. And the 'thought experiment' portion was conspiracy theory levels of misleading.

    I teach, assess, and research code quality (among many other things in compsci and eng education). You will be a better programmer if you slow. the. fuck. down. 100 words per minute? You shouldn't be writing more than one line per minute, and preferably much less than that.

    If you want to learn to type faster, power to you, but if you're even a little bit smart you'll get more use out of it writing reports and emails than you get out of programming.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Microbrowsers Are Everywhere in ~tech

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    Those good ole days never existed. Zombocom is the testament to what it used to be like.

    Those good ole days never existed. Zombocom is the testament to what it used to be like.

    14 votes
  7. Comment on I had an idea for an app and I'd like to talk about it in ~comp

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    If you're talking about open source why do you need to be so sketchy about the details? Why not make the idea open source?

    If you're talking about open source why do you need to be so sketchy about the details? Why not make the idea open source?

    13 votes
  8. Comment on Credits are not 'extra' - Why game credits matter. in ~games

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    Why can't they prove what they've done the same way 99.99% of every other occupation that exists prove it?

    Why can't they prove what they've done the same way 99.99% of every other occupation that exists prove it?

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Credits are not 'extra' - Why game credits matter. in ~games

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    A small selection of things you don't see credits for: the person who captained the ship who delivered your phone to your country the person who cooked your meal the person who designed the road...

    A small selection of things you don't see credits for:

    • the person who captained the ship who delivered your phone to your country
    • the person who cooked your meal
    • the person who designed the road you are driving on
    • the person who is monitoring the electricity in your city

    Why on earth have we gone so far in to this idea that movies, TV shows, games etc require the consumer to be told who did what? That is what a CV and a reference is for and doesn't need to be front facing in the slightest. I don't care who was holding the microphone in scene 17 or who animated that mob, and I don't feel guilty about the fact I don't care.

    6 votes
  10. 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.

    20 votes
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Comment on That Starlink Problem Astronomers Were Worried About Is Totally Happening in ~space

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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
  16. Comment on That Starlink Problem Astronomers Were Worried About Is Totally Happening in ~space

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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
  17. Comment on That Starlink Problem Astronomers Were Worried About Is Totally Happening in ~space

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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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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