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  1. Comment on Lukashenko imposes ban on price increases in Belarus effective immediately in ~finance

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    I'm pretty sure economists have known for a hundred years at least what happens when you do this and it's never good for the people. Lukashenko is obviously an idiot who is ruining his country.

    I'm pretty sure economists have known for a hundred years at least what happens when you do this and it's never good for the people. Lukashenko is obviously an idiot who is ruining his country.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Does Rust belong in the Linux kernel? in ~comp

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    I do, almost every day. Perhaps I'm too much swimming in it because I'm not sure what you're referring to.

    I do, almost every day. Perhaps I'm too much swimming in it because I'm not sure what you're referring to.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Does Rust belong in the Linux kernel? in ~comp

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    Why aren't GC-supported device drivers and schedulers the mainstream then? I cannot believe that it's just everyone making bad choices.

    and it is not ill-suited to writing device drivers, schedulers, ...

    Why aren't GC-supported device drivers and schedulers the mainstream then? I cannot believe that it's just everyone making bad choices.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Weekly megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - September 29 in ~news

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    I'm starting to be worried that Russia is going to be wiped on the floor like Germany in First World War and we'll handle the aftermath as shittily as we did back then. Then a new, resentful...

    I'm starting to be worried that Russia is going to be wiped on the floor like Germany in First World War and we'll handle the aftermath as shittily as we did back then. Then a new, resentful generation grows up and fixes the Russian military but nothing else. And then we'll really have a new Nazi Russia with an actually capable military, and not just this current nazi-flirting one wielding a paper tiger.

    Or nukes. But if they go there, at least Russia won't be a problem afterwards. Not exactly worth the price, though.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Cheap, easy, and not-too-unhealthy homemade snacks? in ~food

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    I didn't even realize there's a difference. I only see local Finnish brands in our shops, so Taffel mostly.

    I didn't even realize there's a difference. I only see local Finnish brands in our shops, so Taffel mostly.

  6. Comment on Cheap, easy, and not-too-unhealthy homemade snacks? in ~food

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    Popcorn.

    Popcorn.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Garth Merenghi's Darkplace E01 'Once Upon a Beginning' in ~tv

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    This is a (imho) rather brilliant 2004 UK Channel 4 show parodying 80s horror writing and adaptations. By some of the same folks who later were in IT Crowd.

    This is a (imho) rather brilliant 2004 UK Channel 4 show parodying 80s horror writing and adaptations. By some of the same folks who later were in IT Crowd.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on The Little Mermaid | Official teaser trailer in ~movies

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    FWIW, I thought Beauty and the Beast was pretty good. Mostly due to Emma Watson, I suppose.

    FWIW, I thought Beauty and the Beast was pretty good. Mostly due to Emma Watson, I suppose.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on How the idea of a “transgender contagion” went viral—and caused untold harm in ~lgbt

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    I have a trans child in my family, and what I personally look for is validation that they are what they actually say they are. Not because I'm against it fundamentally, or because I would want to...

    The here problem is some people have overplayed this aspect widely as an explanation or excuse to dismiss transgenderism likely because they're scared, confused or just looking for someone to "blame".

    I have a trans child in my family, and what I personally look for is validation that they are what they actually say they are. Not because I'm against it fundamentally, or because I would want to invalidate it, but because I can foresee the amount of extra difficulty it entails. I would not wish anyone to have to bear that without a good reason.

    But of course in weak moments these wishes make it easier to look for and hang onto the wrong answers.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on How the idea of a “transgender contagion” went viral—and caused untold harm in ~lgbt

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    Do we now know (as much as absolute knowledge is possible in that field) that transgenderism happens internally, and that any social aspect in its growth is non-existent/trivial? Is it established...

    Do we now know (as much as absolute knowledge is possible in that field) that transgenderism happens internally, and that any social aspect in its growth is non-existent/trivial? Is it established why it's growing right now?

    4 votes
  11. Comment on ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ premiere draws twenty-five million global viewers in first day, Amazon says in ~tv

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    The weird part is that Amazon doesn't have rights to the Silmarillion or Unfinished Tales, which means that they cannot use the story lines from those books. Which, in my view, invalidates almost...

    The weird part is that Amazon doesn't have rights to the Silmarillion or Unfinished Tales, which means that they cannot use the story lines from those books. Which, in my view, invalidates almost the whole project. It's like making a movie about historical jews without being able to use any of the stories in the Bible.

  12. Comment on JK Rowling's new book, about a transphobe who faces wrath online, raises eyebrows in ~books

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    I'm not sure what you're talking about. Perhaps we're talking past each other here a bit.

    I'm not sure what you're talking about. Perhaps we're talking past each other here a bit.

  13. Comment on ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ premiere draws twenty-five million global viewers in first day, Amazon says in ~tv

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    Based on E1, the start was a tad underwhelming and all over the place. But there's some promise that this could get good in the following episodes.

    Based on E1, the start was a tad underwhelming and all over the place. But there's some promise that this could get good in the following episodes.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on JK Rowling's new book, about a transphobe who faces wrath online, raises eyebrows in ~books

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    I'm crazy for most things that are or try to be artsy, and Ed Wood pushes many of those buttons for me at least.

    I'm crazy for most things that are or try to be artsy, and Ed Wood pushes many of those buttons for me at least.

  15. Comment on JK Rowling's new book, about a transphobe who faces wrath online, raises eyebrows in ~books

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    I think https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109707/ disproves that premise for movies anyway :)

    In all seriousness... what about a movie about making a movie?

    I think https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109707/ disproves that premise for movies anyway :)

    1 vote
  16. Comment on JK Rowling's new book, about a transphobe who faces wrath online, raises eyebrows in ~books

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    Yes, in fact to be more precise, absolutely nobody has only the other. Does that mean that everyone should just shut up? I'm supposing not, but perhaps that knowledge should still be around when...

    I think that everyone can simultaneously have great flaws and also have many greatly admirable qualities.

    Yes, in fact to be more precise, absolutely nobody has only the other. Does that mean that everyone should just shut up? I'm supposing not, but perhaps that knowledge should still be around when criticizing others.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on JK Rowling's new book, about a transphobe who faces wrath online, raises eyebrows in ~books

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    Googling "Strike series" refers to a TV adaption of her book series. The actual book series seems to be called "Cormoran Strike": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cormoran_Strike Also, looking at the...

    Anyway, the Strike series is great and is definitely worth a read.

    Googling "Strike series" refers to a TV adaption of her book series. The actual book series seems to be called "Cormoran Strike": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cormoran_Strike

    Also, looking at the series reviews on goodreads, seems like there's a bit of a reaction there: https://www.goodreads.com/series/108050-cormoran-strike -- the latest book is rated at 3.03/5 while the others are are rated in 3.87-4.36 range.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Muse - Compliance (2022) in ~music

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    Well, it was released only 4 days ago so :)

    Well, it was released only 4 days ago so :)

    3 votes