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We detached this abysmal subthread from https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19025611 and marked it off-topic.

Global outage implies everyone on the planet. Outages globally would imply what you've stated.

Even if you think "outages globally" and "global outage" are obviously two different things (maybe, but I don't think it's obvious), this seems like a fairly pedantic distinction.

So global increases in wealth and global improvements in health mean every individual in the world is getting healthier and wealthier?

Someone's in a really pedantic mood today. The real life use of the expression contradicts your personal definition (try googling it and tell me what you come up with). It is widely used in reporting and accepted by everyone who's not in the mood to argue personal definitions.

Then again... Schrodinger's outage. Until everyone checks some people are not affected. Hence, never global. Right?

But honestly now, are you upset because of the semantics or because of the flatearther joke? ;)


> Eschew flamebait. Don't introduce flamewar topics unless you have something genuinely new to say. Avoid unrelated controversies and generic tangents. [0]

> Hint: it's you

My comment may or may not be wrong but it was still on the topic of the article. I'll let you judge your own.

[0] https://news.ycombinator.com/newsguidelines.html

The fact that your top comment got flagged is a good indication. If you had stuck to just the topic there would be nothing to criticize. Unfortunately I can't look up your exact phrasing anymore, but it struck me as quite rude and, well, flamebait-y. Hence, this thread.

>or disc, for the flatearthers out there

I mean, seriously? :)

i thought it was on an elephant's back on turtle's back?

4 elephants if we're being pedantic

I personally think my own position would technically be “nitpicky” rather than “pedantic”.

Although at one time there was a fifth elephant

Its turtles all the way down..

I know, right? Clearly it's disk.


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