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  1. Comment on Political discussion here seems to be really bad. Is it even possible for it to be good? in ~tildes

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    Laravel is the delicious icing on a cake made of shit though - I can't stand PHP but love laravel, so it hardly counts. Try Zend if you want to truly despise a language and framework consistently.

    Laravel is the delicious icing on a cake made of shit though - I can't stand PHP but love laravel, so it hardly counts.

    Try Zend if you want to truly despise a language and framework consistently.

  2. Comment on YouTube has banned all conspiracy theory videos falsely linking coronavirus symptoms to 5G networks in ~tech

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    This is the point where I stop and say - go study it and understand it, or listen to those that have and do. Taking the radical centrist point of 'I'm not one of those conspiracy theorists but we...

    Yet that is still enough to make phones work, browse the internet, etc.

    This is the point where I stop and say - go study it and understand it, or listen to those that have and do. Taking the radical centrist point of 'I'm not one of those conspiracy theorists but we don't know enough' is damaging, because we do know enough, but that doesn't mean that that understanding is accessible for everyone. Even in the worst possible scenario 5G is safer than many things that you are around daily, and don't even mention stepping foot in a hospital for an x-ray. There is background radiation all around you even before human-generated radiation comes into the picture. That study has no relation to 5G.

    35 votes
  3. Comment on YouTube has banned all conspiracy theory videos falsely linking coronavirus symptoms to 5G networks in ~tech

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    Due to the inverse-square rule, this is physically impossible. If the radiation that is experienced 10m away from a source is 100 units, then the radiation experienced 20m away from the source is...

    Due to the inverse-square rule, this is physically impossible. If the radiation that is experienced 10m away from a source is 100 units, then the radiation experienced 20m away from the source is 25 units, not 50. At 100m it is 1 unit.

    This means that if you wanted to try and create a point where the radiation experienced in a particular point is damaging, then you would simultaneously need to create damaging radiation in a much larger area than you might expect - because the additive effect of having multiple towers surrounding a point would be massively out-paced by that square property.

    There is a possible avenue where you could use some filtering or wave-interference to change radiation from a harmless frequency to a harmful one, but that would be so complex and specific it would be easier to make a conspiracy to shoot the person 72 times in the back and then pitch it as a suicide.

    16 votes
  4. Comment on They were the last couple in paradise. Now they’re stranded in ~health.coronavirus

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    Sometimes being downright fucking stupid is what is required to get a particular windfall I suppose. 999/1000 in that situation get bodily forced onto planes or ships and then locked up in a...

    Sometimes being downright fucking stupid is what is required to get a particular windfall I suppose. 999/1000 in that situation get bodily forced onto planes or ships and then locked up in a quarantine hotel with shitty food and no space for 2-3 weeks, but these guys get a private island with a service team.

    Statistics are a funny thing to watch

    2 votes
  5. Comment on MLB, union focused on plan that could allow season to start as early as May in Arizona in ~sports

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    On the one hand, the people involved probably value it just as highly - the players in particular (and this includes the ex players like coaches etc) destroy their bodies just for the chance to...

    On the one hand, the people involved probably value it just as highly - the players in particular (and this includes the ex players like coaches etc) destroy their bodies just for the chance to participate.

    The danger here is a single fuckup in quarantine could see the entire league destroyed. While most would recover from COVID it's still an if whether they would remain top athletes.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Australia should be moving to utilise people who have recovered from coronavirus and developed immunity against the virus to bolster essential services, a leading expert says in ~health.coronavirus

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    This the basis for everything I'm saying. If this is true then both points you've made are invalidated. If it isn't true then it isn't necessary in the first place.

    If the immunity is degrading due to mutation

    This the basis for everything I'm saying. If this is true then both points you've made are invalidated. If it isn't true then it isn't necessary in the first place.

  7. Comment on Australia should be moving to utilise people who have recovered from coronavirus and developed immunity against the virus to bolster essential services, a leading expert says in ~health.coronavirus

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    That level of vaccination simply isn't possible. If it was, we really would have eliminated influenza. There are people who can't be vaccinated at all, and people who the vaccine won't do anything...

    That level of vaccination simply isn't possible. If it was, we really would have eliminated influenza.

    There are people who can't be vaccinated at all, and people who the vaccine won't do anything for. A vaccine can't be manufactured and delivered at an appropriate rate even at the best of times, and it can't be injected unless you're really sure the person doesn't already have the virus, else it will make things worse (potentially much worse i.e. dead).

    That is before you even get to antivax individuals and countries.

  8. Comment on Australia should be moving to utilise people who have recovered from coronavirus and developed immunity against the virus to bolster essential services, a leading expert says in ~health.coronavirus

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    If the immunity is degrading due to mutation the vaccine will degrade just as quickly.

    If the immunity is degrading due to mutation the vaccine will degrade just as quickly.

  9. Comment on Language Design: Stop using <> for generics in ~comp

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    I've never had an issue reading < > in code. If the person who wrote this has an issue, it might be a personal difficulty? (call it a mini-dyslexia) - they should change their font to one with...

    I've never had an issue reading < > in code. If the person who wrote this has an issue, it might be a personal difficulty? (call it a mini-dyslexia) - they should change their font to one with larger < > symbols.

    As for the compiler... the workarounds work. Far less expensively than the cost to retrain developers for near zero practical benefit, too.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What everyone’s getting wrong about the toilet paper shortage in ~finance

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    There has been an increase in production far more than 40%. Mills that ran 9-5 Mon-Fri are now more like 6-10 7 days a week if not more, with machines that would normally be idle now running in...

    There has been an increase in production far more than 40%. Mills that ran 9-5 Mon-Fri are now more like 6-10 7 days a week if not more, with machines that would normally be idle now running in parallel with more staff.

    This is not close to the reason for the shortage. Delivery and stocking is a bigger bottleneck than production (though it's up by more than 40% too).

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Final Fantasy VII Remake - Final Trailer in ~games

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    Final Fantasy has been doing really well on PC the last couple of years - including an FF7 port release. They finally clued in to the fact more people play old Final Fantasy emulating than they do...

    Final Fantasy has been doing really well on PC the last couple of years - including an FF7 port release. They finally clued in to the fact more people play old Final Fantasy emulating than they do on console. They aren't very good at doing those ports (FF13 needed significant mod support) but apparently with 15 they did a lot better.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Final Fantasy VII Remake - Final Trailer in ~games

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    Sony exclusive until April 2021 eh? Somebody wake me up when it releases on PC so it can be played properly.

    Sony exclusive until April 2021 eh? Somebody wake me up when it releases on PC so it can be played properly.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Now is not the time to lose our humanity: Some DOs and DO NOTs in ~talk

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    You are telling people to do things that directly conflict with medical advice that has been given to save lives. You are talking as if coming from a position of authority - someone is very likely...

    You are telling people to do things that directly conflict with medical advice that has been given to save lives.

    You are talking as if coming from a position of authority - someone is very likely to read this, follow it, and kill someone. It is that serious.

    No, we won't hit zero transmissions, but for every 20 people who don't get infected, you save 1 life. That should be far more prominent than any of the misleading recommendations in this post.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Now is not the time to lose our humanity: Some DOs and DO NOTs in ~talk

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    Yes, it is. Because misinformation at a time like this can quite literally kill people.

    Yes, it is. Because misinformation at a time like this can quite literally kill people.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Now is not the time to lose our humanity: Some DOs and DO NOTs in ~talk

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    Where are you getting your info? This seems like you're spouting off platitudes without really having anything to back it up. Aside from the hugging, there are issues with: What does this even...

    Where are you getting your info? This seems like you're spouting off platitudes without really having anything to back it up. Aside from the hugging, there are issues with:

    [Don't] prioritise your own health above everyone else's

    What does this even mean? You should prioritise your own health, nobody else is going to. If everyone prioritised their own health the net effect would be good for everyone. I don't really think anyone is going out of their way to make others ill in some attempt to keep themselves healthy.

    DO NOT deprioritise mental health

    A lot of the issues people and entire nations are facing is because people prioritised mental health over physical health. This is dumb. The virus will kill you much quicker than depression will - deal with the most pressing issue first This does not mean do nothing for your mental health, but given the choice between going to the beach where you are happy or staying indoors where you are depressed - you get to be depressed.

    DO NOT treat health workers like they have the plague.

    Yes. Treat EVERYONE as if they have the plague. That's literally the point of all this.

    The biggest "DO NOT" to do with coronavirus is "don't spread bullshit". All the points I've raised:

    • don't go to the beach
    • stay inside
    • self-isolate

    you can find in pretty much every country's official releases. Where has your info come from?

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

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    If your important news source is a subreddit you're already fucked.

    If your important news source is a subreddit you're already fucked.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on The exFAT filesystem is coming to Linux—Paragon software’s not happy about it in ~tech

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    Anyone have the actual press release? The only one I could find was https://www.storagenewsletter.com/2020/03/26/sagemcom-chooses-paragon-softwares-proprietary-exfat-technology/ - Paragon Software...

    Anyone have the actual press release? The only one I could find was https://www.storagenewsletter.com/2020/03/26/sagemcom-chooses-paragon-softwares-proprietary-exfat-technology/ - Paragon Software have removed it from their own pressroom page. I'm assuming this has been edited as it doesn't support what Ars Technica are reporting.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Coronavirus measures could cause global food shortage, UN warns in ~food

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    Looking at the quotes I think the problem is shared. The Chief Economist is clearly not a PR expert, and the reporter hasn't tempered what they're taking from what has been said. I can see the...

    Looking at the quotes I think the problem is shared. The Chief Economist is clearly not a PR expert, and the reporter hasn't tempered what they're taking from what has been said. I can see the reasoning behind the Chief Economist saying things (they're correct economically, if limited politically), and I can see the drive behind stories with oomph on the part of the reporter, but these are not normal times and there should be more to what goes on than just individual motivation.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on Coronavirus measures could cause global food shortage, UN warns in ~food

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    It's pretty irresponsible to report it at all tbh - any actual problems would be met by military fronting and a quick reversal, no way in hell the world powers let the breadbaskets do their own...

    It's pretty irresponsible to report it at all tbh - any actual problems would be met by military fronting and a quick reversal, no way in hell the world powers let the breadbaskets do their own thing, nothing would unite them faster.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on How asymmetrical polarization has changed American politics in ~misc

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    The hell do you know about what I have or haven't watched - the video is talking about the exact problem I talked about, which is why I talked about it. Kavanaugh got in because a Democrat voted...

    The hell do you know about what I have or haven't watched - the video is talking about the exact problem I talked about, which is why I talked about it. Kavanaugh got in because a Democrat voted them in. Nobody is holding Republicans to the standards they hold for others, which lets them get away with whatever they like, and supports the factions of the party willing to do whatever they like.