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100%. They are diving head first into a digital dystopian nightmare where no one is allowed to install anything without approval. I wouldn't be in tech if I couldn't experiment and tinker when I was younger. iOS is more of a toy than an actual useful OS.

> It’s a lump of rock and ice 130km across

That's it? I was hoping for something at least the size of Texas...


By the way, I do not think I need advices about good ways. Please, bad ways only.

Doesn’t work on iPhone? Or just doesn’t work for me:(

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I'm not the parent but lemme chime in on this topic. It's pretty simple, if you don't build crappy software you won't get a heavy on-call load. You're really asking how to build great software. Build strong teams, with experienced people, follow good practices, reward quality and stability and not features or lines of code, reduce complexity, etc. etc. I've worked on software used by millions of people with a very low problem rate and then I worked on software used by hundreds of people where nothing ever works. Often in the latter the team, through lack of experience or ability, assumes that this is just the way all software is. There's plenty of examples of widely used software systems that are generally quite reliable and well built, and there's plenty of examples of stuff that's garbage, held together by duct tape, works by chance.

If it helps, I'm rather fond of this explanation: https://mvanier.livejournal.com/2897.html

Especially this part, from toward the beginning:

> Before I get into the details of what Y actually is, I'd like to address the question of why you, as a programmer, should bother to learn about it. To be honest, there aren't a lot of good nuts-and-bolts practical reasons for learning about Y. Even though it does have a few practical applications, for the most part it's mainly of interest to computer language theorists.

The article goes on to explain why you should learn it, anyway, but, still, it's not like monads and Haskell. Despite the concept's intellectual cachet, you don't need to understand it to be an effective lisper. That said, this opinion is mine and mine alone, and stands in direct contradiction to the sentiment expressed in the following paragraph.


> They're not identical languages

Let's continue tying the Dutch into this discussion. The war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia was in the Hague. One of the official languages there was BCS: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. Not three of the languages, but one of the languages. Can you imagine anything more damning than being charged in a court of law, and not understanding the charges? Fortunately this was not the case, as the languages are in fact identical. That a court of law sees them as identical is a very objective standard. There are many other examples.

You are also doing Croats a disservice by presenting them as a hive mind that rejects certain notions in unison. Some of them disagree explicitly that the languages are separate, and a lot of them disagree implicitly (if not most!). For example, only a couple years after the war there was a Serbian movie in Croatian theatres, and it was subtitled. This was met with widespread ridicule in Croatia, and the practice has been, as far as I know, abandoned. So even if people don't want to open this can of worms (that I unfortunately did here), when faced with the full consequence of it, a large number of them will find it ridiculous.

To be clear, I am a native speaker of this language, or if you wish languages. I also speak English and German, and have spent some time in Switzerland. I believe my experience is adequate to say that we are in fact speaking one language, and the differences are nothing more than regional differences, that exist everywhere else in the world.


Having a few false negatives in the control group shouldn't really matter since that would only make the groups more similar and hide any differences that exist rather than hallucinating ones that don't.

I’m sure you’re right for some services, especially infra services, such as EC2. Some other services, though, should be built on top of EC2, EBS, Lambda, S3, and etc, in which case Netflix and AWS teams use the same infra, yet Netflix internal services require much less oncall

In ethics, as in politics, having "no" position just means deferring to whomever does have a position.

It turns out these "weird tricks" are actually just the things our bodies need to operate properly. We evolved moving everyday, being outside, eating nutrient dense foods, sleeping as much as needed, etc. It's crazy to me to think that there are still people who don't think these things could have huge systemic effects that impact the entire aging/disease process.

> Americans and Europeans are responsible for the vast majority of historical CO2 emissions, while having a small fraction of the world's population.

Historical levels are irrelevant. Only present and future levels matter.

> If someone is to be blamed for climate change, it's them.

Blaming dead people is irrelevant.


Yeah I totally misunderstood the distances - my bad.

Besides the good points about the difficulty typing characters, not all fonts have good glyphs for non-alphanumeric (by that I mean low ASCII) characters. Sometimes they don't have those glyphs at all and the system has to go to a fallback font. Terminals can also shit the bed with Unicode characters.

The solutions to those problems is to use better fonts, terminals, and editors. Using Unicode characters is fine but some people do have legitimate problems with them.


It sounds like the real reason is that the money is worth it.

Depends on the technology and how well they're thermally managed. Lithium iron phosphate cells are starting to show up in lower-end EVs and those could last a very long time.

Really, the thing with old batteries isn't so much that they degrade (though a few cars had problems with it like the early Nissan Leafs), but rather that the technology is getting better all the time, and even if degradation isn't a factor, a twenty-year-old battery will be based on twenty-year-old tech, whereas newer cars will be have more range, charge more quickly, and be lighter.


@messe guess you're right - I'll take the downvotes...

New Horizons took a nearly straight shot to Pluto (just stopping by Jupiter on the way for a gravity assist). That trip took 9 years to travel 40 AU (not at constant speed, of courses, since it's constantly being drawn toward the Sun). This dwarf planet makes its closest approach at 10 AU, so you could do a fly by in less than 3 years if you wanted to pay for it. However, the science return from a flyby would be limited compared to falling into orbit around it.

Rosetta took 10 years to match pace with and orbit a comet (which had a closest approach to the Sun less than 1 AU) using a number of gravity assists.

https://raminskibba.net/2014/08/17/rosetta-and-the-comet/amp...

https://raminskibba.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/f4-large.jpg...


Do you know of any tracker like options for the Eurorack modular format?

Also my 2009 Yaris has a decent size touchscreen LCD with carplay in the dash thanks to it being a standard double-DIN head unit. Makes it even harder to justify replacing the car now that the entertainment system is basically the same as any new car.

Well your want for a locked down device is restricting my freedom. Too bad.

That's possible.

Amazon has a lot of money to waste. It is cheaper to hire someone so they can fire them in a few months to keep the rest of the staff scared enough to overwork themselves so they can understaff.

They play a good game.


I've never seen a resource about the extinction that didn't also mention some species surviving, including children's books.

Tangential, where can I learn more about shadow-traffic testing? Books, blogs, tools etc.

You are correct in that, though dividend tax rules are complicated and differ all over the place too. In Germany you pay a flat 25% (which is already better than it used to be. You used to pay your regular tax rate, whatever that would've been. Probably higher than the 25%. But 0% sounds better to me.).

Now here in Canada you pay something like half of your tax rate and its different whether they're "eligible" or not and such things. But all that is only outside of tax sheltered accounts and at least on my end I don't make enough to worry about calculating that. Then again at least here in Canada you also need to be aware of the whole withholding tax thing on US stocks and the implications for your dividends coz the US recognizes RRSPs as tax sheltered but not TFSAs...

Of course I won't really know whether I maybe make more in retirement than I do now but I personally believe that I will definitely make less than I do now. And if I really do earn more in retirement than I do now then I am probably very well off an it will in part be because my RRSP and TFSA contributions were able to grow without loosing 25% of the dividends all the time. So if compounding then does its thing and make me rich (I doubt I'll actually be rich from that though) then I'm fine with being taxed on it then.


Iwould think you would need to separate the rate of car-v-pedestrian accidents from injury-rate-given incident. You might even have to break down speed of incident to really understand if modern vehicles were actually safer or not.

Having done the original course I am impressed he got a ray tracer up and running on it!

The naming reminds me of MailInABox: https://mailinabox.email/

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