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  1. Comment on Blame game escalates between US and China over coronavirus disinformation in ~news

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    It's rather hard to say China is to fault when the people who could have responded to it were fired and the current US president is STILL trying to get people to go outside.

    It's rather hard to say China is to fault when the people who could have responded to it were fired and the current US president is STILL trying to get people to go outside.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Depression and my obsession with national news in ~talk

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    yeah I unplug mine which is more than enough for me, however if you deal with obsessive thoughts, simply put it away when it's not in use.

    yeah I unplug mine which is more than enough for me, however if you deal with obsessive thoughts, simply put it away when it's not in use.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Costco will not allow returns on high-demand items like toilet paper, water and more in ~finance

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    Not sure how returns would help that as you can't return half the package. If you bought too much, giving to people in need seems like the right thing to do in a pandemic. Enjoy your knowledge...

    Not sure how returns would help that as you can't return half the package. If you bought too much, giving to people in need seems like the right thing to do in a pandemic. Enjoy your knowledge that you live in a world where people help each other, because you did it.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Guidance against wearing masks for the coronavirus is wrong – you should cover your face in ~health.coronavirus

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    Sorry where in the article does it talk about homemade masks?

    Sorry where in the article does it talk about homemade masks?

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Senate Democrats block mammoth coronavirus stimulus package in ~finance

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    "stimulus package" aka wholesale robbing of your working man's taxes by the wealthiest people in this country.

    "stimulus package" aka wholesale robbing of your working man's taxes by the wealthiest people in this country.

  6. Comment on Depression and my obsession with national news in ~talk

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    There's telehealth therapy if you're not already taking advantage of it. Schedule your news reading and limit the amount of time reading the news. Constant reading of virus concern is a good way...

    There's telehealth therapy if you're not already taking advantage of it. Schedule your news reading and limit the amount of time reading the news. Constant reading of virus concern is a good way to get hypochondria.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Guidance against wearing masks for the coronavirus is wrong – you should cover your face in ~health.coronavirus

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    If everyone is wearing a mask then your doctors (and those who are definitely sick) won't have any. There's a reason this guidance went around in the first place. There are not enough masks to go...

    If everyone is wearing a mask then your doctors (and those who are definitely sick) won't have any. There's a reason this guidance went around in the first place. There are not enough masks to go around. Just stay home.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Does the frequent addition of content to esport games delegitimize them? in ~games

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    I don't think there is any de-legitimization. Both sides get both the benefits and costs. If there is any way to sneak out a gain, often both sides can exploit it.

    I don't think there is any de-legitimization. Both sides get both the benefits and costs. If there is any way to sneak out a gain, often both sides can exploit it.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on "Can Biden beat Trump?" in ~news

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    The idea that the older generation can carry this through on their own, despite young people being far greater in number is something that we have yet to see in any democrat election. New events...

    The idea that the older generation can carry this through on their own, despite young people being far greater in number is something that we have yet to see in any democrat election. New events can happen, however the new surprising events that we have seen don't seem to be aiding the older generation.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on "Can Biden beat Trump?" in ~news

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    They're polling for him in the primary because they think he's "electable", however safe is usually boring, and boring loses elections. We didn't win against Bush with John Kerry, we didn't win...

    They're polling for him in the primary because they think he's "electable", however safe is usually boring, and boring loses elections. We didn't win against Bush with John Kerry, we didn't win against Trump with Hillary, and I suspect we won't win against Trump with Biden.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on What's the inverse of literate programming? in ~comp

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    One runs in the web browser I guess. Org mode is quite good. I just tend to see more jupyter in my personal experience.

    One runs in the web browser I guess. Org mode is quite good. I just tend to see more jupyter in my personal experience.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on The History of Git: The road to domination in software version control in ~comp

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    He didn't write git as you know it in a week, he wrote the simplest possible implementation in a week. The former would be an impossible task, but the latter is quite attainable with a few years...

    He didn't write git as you know it in a week, he wrote the simplest possible implementation in a week. The former would be an impossible task, but the latter is quite attainable with a few years experience and a little bit of knowledge about version control. Keep in mind that he purposely chose to avoid some of the more challenging problems such as storing the diffs (git is snapshot based) and in doing so he made a better product. It just goes to show, sometimes trying to solve a problem in the dumbest way possible actually does a better job, so it's good to try!

    4 votes
  13. Comment on What's the inverse of literate programming? in ~comp

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    I kinda think that jupyter notebooks have been a pretty common successor to literate programming. We also have literate programming tools for F#, and they are used by some, however I also think...

    I kinda think that jupyter notebooks have been a pretty common successor to literate programming. We also have literate programming tools for F#, and they are used by some, however I also think the overhead is too much for some projects/tasks.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What is a good free project management tool for a very small team? in ~tech

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    Try Trello, in my personal experience it works quite well with small teams.

    Try Trello, in my personal experience it works quite well with small teams.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on The 2020 Endorsement Primary in ~misc

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    Hillary was safe and it didn't pan out so great. It's hard to motivate voters to get out and vote for someone they're not excited about. Fear can be paralyzing.

    Hillary was safe and it didn't pan out so great. It's hard to motivate voters to get out and vote for someone they're not excited about. Fear can be paralyzing.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on The 2020 Endorsement Primary in ~misc

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    They lose if they go against the party candidate, keep in mind Bernie is an independent.

    They lose if they go against the party candidate, keep in mind Bernie is an independent.

  17. Comment on Amy Klobuchar ending presidential bid in ~news

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    I think "lane theory" is how pundits strategize, however most people don't think in lanes, they think "I like this person because they speak to my one thing I care about, which is wholly...

    I think "lane theory" is how pundits strategize, however most people don't think in lanes, they think "I like this person because they speak to my one thing I care about, which is wholly independent of my other political opinions.". Most people don't go to the polls with some advanced strategy, they pick the person they like. One thing that is actually nice about that is it takes away some of the game theory out of the equation, as they aren't strategizing so there is no game theory to be had.

    7 votes
  18. Comment on Amy Klobuchar ending presidential bid in ~news

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    Lose/Lose trades favor the leader, Win/Win trades favor the person in last. Of course if it is as you say a WIN/win trade then things get a little more complicated. I think given that early voting...

    Lose/Lose trades favor the leader, Win/Win trades favor the person in last. Of course if it is as you say a WIN/win trade then things get a little more complicated. I think given that early voting has already happened, it probably won't matter much in the end.

  19. Comment on QAnon now has its own super PAC, established by the owner of 8chan in ~misc

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    Blegh, well hopefully it's bad enough that it inoculates people against these sorts of memetic attacks.

    Blegh, well hopefully it's bad enough that it inoculates people against these sorts of memetic attacks.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on Tech was supposed to improve caucuses. Instead, it may have doomed them in ~tech

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    Ah yeah very true, makes sense 😊

    Ah yeah very true, makes sense 😊