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  • 6 days ago
    Comment StarFlower

    Some great points made in this article. I feel like yeah, social media is more about how people want to appear to OTHERS, as opposed to what they truly intrinsically want.

  • 6 days ago
    Comment StarFlower

    Agreed. I find it ironic that Windows in some way, shape or form, driving a lot of the demand for Linux. If Windows was a much better and more secure operating system, I suspect some of the demand for Linux would be less.

  • 7 days ago
    Comment StarFlower

    I do think that climate change, sadly, will ultimately become a generational conflict because many of the ppl in charge of countries are of a generation that tends to dispute the reality of climate change.

    We can hope for more younger people in government, but sadly that is not the case right now. I also think it may be perhaps harder for older people to think long term than younger people. Those who expect they may have 50 or more years ahead of them might be more likely to make decisions for the longer-term situation instead of short-term financial gains at the expense of an environmental disaster.

    I'm not saying all older people think like that, just that many of the people in government appear to do so.

  • 7 days ago
    Comment StarFlower

    ... so that we can pollute the moon too, I guess.

  • 7 days ago
    Comment StarFlower

    I've never felt that Yelp is accurate. I also feel like it makes reviewers jump through hoops by encouraging them to write more reviews in order to make it more likely that their review is recommended (I mean to make sure it's not in the "not recommended" reviews that are hidden), etc etc. So it's not only bullying businesses, I feel it also tries to bully reviewers into do more and more work. I only have about 3 yelp reviews and I decided never to put any more reviews on for exactly that reason. If Yelp thinks I'm not trustworthy because I only have 3 reviews, that's their problem not mine. I think reviewers need to realize that by reviewing places on yelp, they're basically working for Yelp for free.

  • 7 days ago
    Comment StarFlower

    So it looks like they'll still be running but under the new ownership. It'll be interesting to see if they can survive. I was pleasantly surprised that they were not liquidated.

  • 7 days ago
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  • 7 days ago
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    How to Avoid Answering the Age Question

    Asking someone's age is rude and inappropriate. Unless there is a solid reason for you to know, find something else to talk about.

  • 8 days ago
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    The most fun songs of the 90s

    Here is the ultimate guide to the most fun songs of the 90's. There is absolutely no scientific basis for picking these - they're the most fun songs: upbeat and energetic, and picked purely subjectively. These will put you in a party mood.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment StarFlower

    Totally agree - can't see why its a bonus to board early. Also I don't see why people have to travel with more than a backpack and water bottle as cabin baggage.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Comment StarFlower

    I see one problem with that. How many companies would want their workers to be wearing these and potentially letting Google see all their trade secrets?

  • 1 month ago
    Comment StarFlower

    ...it will be called the duck bill.

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  • 4 months ago
    Comment StarFlower

    Agreed. I can understand no right to repair if I'm leasing an item, but if I've paid for it in full, it's mine and I should be able to do what I want with it, including repairing it.

  • 4 months ago
    Comment StarFlower

    That is super scary. I hope I never have to depend on closed source code for anything, especially nothing medical.

  • 4 months ago
    Comment StarFlower

    I honestly can't imagine anything more boring, but that's just me. I tend to do my thinking without any need for philosophy parties.

  • 4 months ago
    Comment StarFlower

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, oh no, now it isn't. Grilled meats are healthy, oh no, now they might cause cancer. And on and on and on. I'm pretty sure these things are just set to change every few years.

  • 4 months ago
    Comment StarFlower

    This was a very in-depth article. However, while it clearly identified specific problems, nowhere in the reading of it did it offer any possible solutions (e.g. deleting it from phone and checking it only occasionally from desktop, or limiting or stopping usage altogether).

  • 4 months ago
    Comment StarFlower

    The base level of it sounds awesome, and I loved reading about the higher-end one that was reviewed.

  • 4 months ago
    Analysis StarFlower

    Death-Cap Mushrooms Are Spreading Across North America

    “There’s nothing in the taste that tells you what you are eating is about to kill you.”

  • 5 months ago
    Comment StarFlower

    An account of the horrific ramifications that government and business entities can put onto individual civilians by simply not thinking about what they're doing.

  • 5 months ago
    Comment StarFlower

    It sounds impractical and rather annoying, especially to anyone who is doing any astronomy. Not to mention, they say the material is supposed to be non-toxic and it's supposed to burn up in atmosphere (as opposed to hitting the earth), but how do we know it really will? I think we have enough near-misses from asteroids that we don't need to actually shoot pellets at our planet. Also, even if pellets don't hit the ground, what about international airplanes? What if some of these pellets hit the aircraft as they are burning up?

    The whole thing sounds like a bad idea.

  • 5 months ago
    Comment StarFlower

    While I don't like to keep unneeded items and I do regularly donate clothing I no longer need, I have to say I don't really agree with the sentiment of only keeping things "that spark joy" - it's not very practical. As much as I hate past years' tax paperwork, I won't be throwing it out!

    The title is a little misleading. This is because maybe some of the increase in donations could be due to the Netflix show, but it's quite possible that this January weather is a little better than last year's and people are following through on their New Year's resolutions to actually donate unwanted items (instead of being put off because of snow etc). They do point out this possibility in the article, but I feel they could therefore have picked a more accurate headline.

  • 5 months ago
    Comment StarFlower

    I've never been a fan of RSS. I don't know why, but I just never got the point of it.

  • 5 months ago
    Comment StarFlower

    A well-researched article about the pressures kids have today. I do agree that the instant spread of notifications even in non-social-media stuff isn't the healthiest environment for kids. It seems hard that school scores and stuff are handled as push notifications. Then again, I'm wondering if there is something that parents and kids can do to make that easier, to let the kid have control over when stuff comes into their phones?

    For example, if the school app gives users the option to decline push notification and go to, say, email notifications, would that be helpful?

    Also, another precaution kids can take is to remove auto-sync from email. Manually syncing email (by opening up the email app and dragging down to force-check fro new emails) is a way that kids can control WHEN they'll see new emails. This is actually how I do it myself, allowing me to have control of when emails come to my attention. OK, sometimes I sync it more often than an auto-sync would... but other times, it goes the other way and I'm glad that I'm not being interrupted by hearing a notification that I've got new mail.

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