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The Smallest Cat in the World [BBC documentary clip] by bluecoffee in videos

[–]bluecoffee[S] 18 points19 points  (0 children)

The audio is faked, but the footage is real. The BBC got in trouble a few years back by shooting in a zoo and subsequently became very conservative about faking footage. If they were using CGI the tabloids would have a field day.

Selecting N < K unique paths through a road network by aranscope in algorithms

[–]bluecoffee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think you're after the disjoint shortest paths problem.

Using pigs to clean pipes by casssyg in videos

[–]bluecoffee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because it doesn't really make a difference unless it's infectious or toxic.

Can I use my powers for good? by sugarhilldt2 in statistics

[–]bluecoffee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You should read the 80,000 hours career guide which addresses your question in excruciating detail .

It looks like the floor is moving. by MainSailFreedom in gifs

[–]bluecoffee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It isn't - look at the people in front of the ESPN sign (easier in the source). If the floor were moving by 2ft, they wouldn't be calmly standing there.

It's an illusion, most likely generated by a motion stabilization algorithm that stabilized the wrong thing.

The golden rule by ramennumerals in funny

[–]bluecoffee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There is a substantial sub-population of men who get aggressive when people don't engage with their casual conversation. As such, people will feel compelled to engage with your casual conversation even if they don't want to because they don't know if you're one of those men.

If you know this and you engage strangers anyway: you're an asshole. Yes, it's terrible that this means you don't get to do a thing you want to do. But it's decidedly less terrible than forcing all those other people to do a thing they really don't want to do.

The golden rule by ramennumerals in funny

[–]bluecoffee 62 points63 points  (0 children)

Yes. Exactly.

If you pass a woman you don't know on the street, leave them alone.

Domestic better than foreign? by cnoopy in EffectiveAltruism

[–]bluecoffee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes, but the cost of fixing misery is overwhelmingly about per capita income.

The cost of averting one disability-adjusted life year in the developed world is about ~$30,000.

The cost of averting one disability-adjusted life year in the developing world is about ~$30.

Dad, tell me again why you don't blow out the candles? by influencedbyyou in videos

[–]bluecoffee 22 points23 points  (0 children)

You're right, there are germs all over the place. You're immune to lots of them and anyway they're generally pretty harmless because, well, they're the kind of germs that're adapted to countertops or dirt or whatever.

The germs that you blow out of your mouth though are the germs which are adapted to the human respiratory system. And now they're on your cake, and in a moment thirty people are going to stuff that cake down the entrance to their own respiratory systems.

How long did it take you to get to higher V levels? by tastehbacon in bouldering

[–]bluecoffee 8 points9 points  (0 children)

For the general 'how long for what grade': depends on the gym, depends on the country, depends how often you go, depends how long your sessions are, depends who you learn from, depends how old you are, depends how fit you are, etc. There are some people at some gyms who'll manage V5 in a few months; there are other people at other gyms that won't manage it ever.

But for this specific question:

The gym I go to goes up to v10/v11 depending on the month. How long does it take to get there?

Years and years.

Altruism & Travel by m741 in EffectiveAltruism

[–]bluecoffee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The most effective option is almost certainly to go on a cheaper holiday than usual and donate the difference to worms/bednets.

Alternatively: go on whatever holiday you want, but pay a predetermined fraction of the cost to worms/bednets as an 'altruism tax'.

British government considers life sentences for acid attacks by aleks1407 in london

[–]bluecoffee 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Going by the last thread on the topic, this subreddit's priorities for punishment are

  • Retribution
  • Incapacitation
  • Deterrence
  • Rehabilitation

What I'm saying is you're gonna eat a pile of downvotes here.

Working Past 70: Americans Can’t Seem to Retire by ghostofpennwast in Economics

[–]bluecoffee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The drop-in-infant-mortality contribution mostly happened pre-WW2. Since then, the improvements in life expectancy have been much more uniform across ages.

Here's a nice chart.

professional routesetters explain Climbing techniques - our first video. what do you think? by heldniklas in bouldering

[–]bluecoffee 11 points12 points  (0 children)

As general video-making advice, remove everything that isn't in the title. People click on a video and expect to immediately see what was advertised. Currently it takes 50 seconds to get to any beta, and then after it, and then there's another 50s about falling off horses. That's at least 100 seconds in a 175 second video that could be cut away with very little loss to the viewer.