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The majority of the time when the sites are re-sold, it is for redevelopment - the existing buildings are torn down anyway. Spending money maintaining them is just a wasted expense.

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2 points · 5 hours ago

but if you rent it out, you get rental money. I can't see how this can be worse than leaving it unoccupied.

2 points · 1 day ago

From Derek himself,

The ways you can watch:

  • From the Vitamania website for a few bucks
  • Via Curiosity Stream subscription or one week free trial
  • Australia: SBS on demand
  • France and Germany: ARTE (Date TBC)
  • iTunes, Amazon, Microsoft
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1 point · 1 day ago

If you can afford it, paying a few bucks to support well made and informative documentaries like these is well worth it. Encourages them (and anyone else) to continue producing these documentaries!

Ghost in the Shell (1995), Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex, Ghost in the Shell SAC 2nd gig, Ghost in the Shell SAC: Solid State Society.

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1 point · 1 day ago

And then GitS:arise (prequels to GitS:SAC)

15 points · 2 days ago

that's awesome! i wonder what kind of structures are the best? I imagine a counterweight building with a free floating weight would work

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6 points · 2 days ago

counterweight building

i wonder if there's a limit to the amount of weight you're allowed to have tho. Interestingly, the buildings starts failing when the vibration get near the buildings' natural resonance frequency. I wonder if you can conjour a frequency modifier that self-corrects (that is, it keeps changing based on vibration), so that the vibrations never really reach critical mass to shake!

Original Poster38 points · 2 days ago

Best thing about this video IMHO was the prize given to the winners.

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23 points · 2 days ago

a PS3, in case anybody didn't see it.

Unlike my health record i have the power to choose what i do or dont share on facebook or my friends.

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7 points · 2 days ago

You'd be surprised at how much data Facebook can infer about you, if your group of friends don't also remain vigilant.

You don't get to see the detailed parts,

Like blood test results? What's the point.

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8 points · 2 days ago

It's so that insurance companies can obtain info on you from an independent source that they can trust, and charge appropriately for the higher risk profile people. Even if this isn't happening right now, it sure will in the future.

Private schools everywhere. It's a big part of why the concept exists.

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9 points · 2 days ago

Which sucks ass, because private schools still get public funding (often even more per student!)

I don't mind having private schools, but they shouldn't get any public funding (and all tax payers should have to continue to contribute tax to the public system whether their kids go to it or not).

Citation needed.

There are only losers. In any war. Not only trade wars.

One party losing more than the other doesn't make the other a winner in any real sense.

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4 points · 3 days ago

i do reckon the US won out a lot more than the rest of the world due to WW2.

This is completely ignoring the fact that interacting with the system does not always collapse the wave function. You can shine light on the electrons as they pass through the slit and as long as you do not record any information about them, the interference pattern remains.

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1 point · 4 days ago

the act of shining a light into the electron would collapse it's wave function. But if you can "uncollapse" it (not sure how - but lets say you can), then the interference pattern will return. Uncollapsing can be easier with light/lazers (and the property being measured is the polaraization).

In other words, if it was possible to extract the information about where the electron passed through, the interference pattern cannot ever show up. But if you bend the system such that it becomes theoretically impossible (not impossible as in infeasible - it must be theoretically impossible), then the interference pattern will be recreated.

A bit early for such an article, given how VS Code is developed.

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0 points · 8 days ago

given how VS Code is developed.

it can only get better!

5 points · 8 days ago

Can anyone make youtube mirror? Or maybe author has his own channel?

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1 point · 8 days ago

if you really need to download the vod, you can try using this tool:

It's a bit annoying to use, since you have to download all the individual parts, and then stitch it together using a tool (like, or just cat file.* > output on unix-like OS's).

i asked this question to an incel once and the answer i got was "i dont want to fuck a hambeast" so sometimes the problem is unrealistic standards and expectations on the kind of girl you deserve.

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4 points · 8 days ago

sometimes the problem is unrealistic standards and expectations on the kind of girl you deserve.

which, is a bit of a cultural fault regarding glamourous media. From birth, people (esp. young people) have been bombarded with glitzy celebrity shoots and perfect bodies in TV and cinema and ads. I think some people may indeed feel that this is the "normal" state, and anything deviating from it is "below the line" for them.

It's unfortunate i think, as this is a societal issue, but the problem affects the individual.

IMHO, they did a pretty good job with Guava

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4 points · 9 days ago

which has now mostly been superceded with streams.

12 points · 9 days ago · edited 9 days ago

Guava is more than just functional-style stream transformations. It adds new data structures and Collections implementations, caching, graphs, async & concurrency utilities (ListenableFuture is handy), math, Strings, IO utilities, and some other odds and ends.

Unfortunately not all of that is really lovable. Caffeine offers a better caching solution, there are multiple Collections libraries out there with far, far better implementations now, and specialized solutions exist for a lot of the other pieces. It does offer a lot of handy bits in one dependency though (Apache Commons takes the opposite approach with single-purpose libraries for various bits).

A lot of the basics are solid enough although there are some eccentric conventions in the library that might be best described as "distinctively Googley."

Edit: downvotes, really? This has been my experience as someone who uses Guava & streams both professionally nearly every day.

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3 points · 8 days ago

Apache Commons takes the opposite approach with single-purpose libraries for various bits

guava's policy of actively breaking backwards compatibility in the name of updating/renewing the api isn't a good policy for a lot of java projects with long life (in the decades). Apache commons has been good with backwards compatibility, and also allows the dev to pick and choose the specific lib. I wish guava did similar, rather than force you to use the entire lib when you only required a small part.

2 points · 9 days ago

I think they can do better.

if you got more than 10 people, this tool is much better than a manually bodged spreadsheet in google:

Endorsement is something else entirely as well - you can endorse things you didn't build.

When a company releases an official product (or an official version of a product), mass market users can expect (and arguably are entitled to) a certain level of stability and of customer and technical support. That's pretty much it. On the other hand being under the Google namespace on Github tells you literally nothing other than that the project is Google's intellectual property and usage is subject to the license Google places on it. Which it still is, regardless of whether it's an official product or not.

Unless/until it's made official, I wouldn't expect this to show up at e.g. Google I/O or otherwise feature in Google's marketing campaigns, and I wouldn't expect to receive support for it from anywhere other than this repo. Any other conclusions are assumptions.

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-2 points · 11 days ago

But it's very easy for somebody to make the assumption about quality or supportability/updates based on the google name.

There are competing renderers out there. Those renderers may or may not be better, but using the google name to market this renderer means that people who don't know how to evaluate the code directly will be more easily persuaded to use this project. But because it's labeled "unofficial", it gives the creator free-reign to stop working on it, and it gives google a way to discontinue it (e.g., a sudden change in the business objective of google might cause discontinuation, like google reader).

If people were persuaded to rely on this engine simply because it's got the google name (but is in small print "not offocial"), then isn't it like a bait and switch?

Last line:

This is not an officially supported Google product

In other words this is maintained by people working for Google, probably in their spare time, and is not a Google product.

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77 points · 11 days ago

But they are using the google organization in github, and the google name to market it.

If it's not a google supported product, then don't put the name google anywhere in it!

0 points · 13 days ago

overwatch is a really simple game

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1 point · 13 days ago

a game that's "simple" to play doesn't necessarily mean it was easy to make!

I know, I was just joking around.

Why do people get worked up over going bald? Because we like having hair. It's not a mystery.

I like how I look with a full head of hair and I'll be annoyed to lose that option.

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1 point · 13 days ago

Because we like having hair.

No, it's because women prefer men with hair to men without hair (unless they are deliberately bold'ing themselves as a fashion statement...)

Lol ok, sure. Apply your reasoning to everyone.

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2 points · 13 days ago

On the average, you'll find women prefer men with hair than without hair. Of course, there's a huge amount of variation here, and i am making a sweeping generalization...

8 points · 13 days ago

Trash mobile site. Switching to desktop mode gives me pop ups. What a waste.

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That is the difference between a season dev company and a start up company really.

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1 point · 13 days ago

a season dev company and a start upinexperienced company really.

Star Citizen, if it ever does release, will likely set the record for largest game flop in history. It'll exceed the NMS and Battlefront II hate by leagues.

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4 points · 13 days ago

Which is why they'll never release. After all, why kill the goose that lays the golden eggs?

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