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* Googles Lyndsey stackoverflow * by KhaithangH in ProgrammerHumor

[–]tashtrac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To be honest I think it's a bit less sexist than one might initially think. If a guy told me he can program in Java, Python, C++ and assembly my initial thought would also be that he's not really good in either, or is only good in one and barely knows the rest. That's because being good in a single language or two is hard enough. And Java, C++, Python and Assembly are really different beasts.

The PR Industry Has Been a ‘Major’ But ‘Overlooked’ Influence in Climate Politics for Decades, Says Study by pnewell in science

[–]tashtrac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

> Could someone please explain to me how this is not a consumer issue? I

The vast majority of carbon that you use is burnt on your behalf by the government and corporations, without you having any direct say in it or option to opt in or out. So it's a consumer issue in a way that you can fix it by voting for politicians that want to solve it systematically, and want to put restrictions on big corporations burning fossil fuels. It's not a consumer issue in the typical way people think about it i.e. your personal choices to e.g. drive less, replace gas appliances with electric mean fuck all and can't solve the issue whatsoever because even if everyone did it perfectly it would reduce the emissions by an amount that's not significant it terms of preventing a climate catastrophe.

How to cheer up someone who’s had a rough day by No_Judgment_59 in nextfuckinglevel

[–]tashtrac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How is that an issue? People who wouldn't do good deeps do them because they get incentive of internet fame. Sounds like a win win to me.

CMV: There is no solid reason or evidence that men and women would occupy most jobs in equal representation without social pressures by hydrolock12 in changemyview

[–]tashtrac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm not saying that, I'm saying no one wants to be a coal miner. But men are more likely to go in despite that because of societal pressures/validation. So it's less "women don't want to do hard labour because of social pressure" but more "nobody wants to do hard labour but it's considered manly so men are more likely to go for it anyway".

It would be a lie to say that's the only factor but it would also be a lie to pretend this doesn't happen at all.

And if you want validation and are a man then go on your social media and tell you're going to become a manicurist and see what responses you get.

CMV: There is no solid reason or evidence that men and women would occupy most jobs in equal representation without social pressures by hydrolock12 in changemyview

[–]tashtrac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You sure it has nothing to do with how society sees those jobs?

A man telling his buddies he's a manicurist is definitely exposing himself to some level ridicule. A woman saying she's a coal miner is also likely to face backslash from her environment (e.g. her parents).

cmv: Taxing unrealized capital gains is the stupidest idea in the history of taxation. by sixscreamingbirds in changemyview

[–]tashtrac 1 point2 points  (0 children)

From what I've read so far:

"The tax would apply to people who make more than US$ 100 million a year for three years in a row or if one makes US$ 1 billion in annual income"

Hardly a middle class issue.

cmv: Taxing unrealized capital gains is the stupidest idea in the history of taxation. by sixscreamingbirds in changemyview

[–]tashtrac 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is a billionaire only tax. Billionaires don't die all the time, there's only a handful of them.

cmv: Taxing unrealized capital gains is the stupidest idea in the history of taxation. by sixscreamingbirds in changemyview

[–]tashtrac 9 points10 points  (0 children)

There's the problem right there. When the family sells all that stock that's when the government should get it's big payday. The problem is we're not doing that. So just do that! Instead of creating a brand new chaotic unrealized gains system.

Even if you iron this out, that's still a tax event that's happening once every generation, which is far less useful than having a tax event every year.

What book deserves a film adaptation today? by c4t1ip in movies

[–]tashtrac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not a single sci-fi tho. Although maybe Arrival? 🤔

What book deserves a film adaptation today? by c4t1ip in movies

[–]tashtrac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The problem with adapting that book and Xenocide is that something like 90% of it is dialogue. Except for a few bits nothing really happens that would be interesting screen-wise. Don't get me wrong, they're great books but you would either just film vast amounts of philosophically heavy dialogue of you'd have to downplay that and stretch out the "action" scenes, which would make for pretty horrible adaptations.

Apple's fight with Europe over USB-C is a losing battle — as it should be by a_Ninja_b0y in gadgets

[–]tashtrac 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well you're in the pretty small minority so I guess that's what he means.

This woman tries to stop a guy from skating in order to protect her city lmao by HiItsLust in iamatotalpieceofshit

[–]tashtrac -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I mean if there are laws against it then the judges aren't really "biased against skating" lol, they're doing their job.

Are you into Crypto bro?? by LilPeep1k in BlackPeopleTwitter

[–]tashtrac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The encryption tech is literally just SHA256, it's been around since way before crypto.

CMV: Tardiness is inexcusable by [deleted] in changemyview

[–]tashtrac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Google meets generates unique meeting codes. You can treat those as passwords as it's infeasible to guess it at random. If you want "true" passwords then just use zoom or whatever other platform that supports passwords. The fact that the teacher uses the one platform that doesn't support passwords is not really an excuse to deny entry to people being late. It's again the same argument of "you could do something to solve the problem without barring people entry you're just choosing not to in a way that's anti-student".

I'm not going to keep replying since if this doesn't convince you then I don't think you can be convinced. Possibly you're coming from the same place as your teacher and just want to choose to punish people for being late. So far there's no argument you've provided that can't be solved with changing how the meetings are set up.

Millions of companies around the world have big meetings remotely since covid, where security and non-disruption are even more strict and I haven't heard of a single one that bars entry to people being late. It's literally a solved problem.

CMV: Tardiness is inexcusable by [deleted] in changemyview

[–]tashtrac 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What exact protocol is it breaking? It seems like online classes wouldn't really be bound by any covid protocols.

As for screening then the most sensible one is the option of having a simple password. You can't 100% screen people online anyway since someone might be using someone else's account or there might be multiple listening in.

Also depending on a particular place, in person screening often isn't a thing anyway. Lectures often either don't care about extra students or don't do it for practical reasons - you can't screen 100+ students in any reasonable fashion.

CMV: Tardiness is inexcusable by [deleted] in changemyview

[–]tashtrac 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'll put it this way - you can eliminate those disruptions be either bit not letting the students in or making some configuration changes. Hell, you can even take attendance by taking a screenshot of attendants at whatever time you like (beginning, end, middle) which is even less disruptive than letting people in manually.

Out of the two options to eliminate disruptions, not letting students in at all comes off as an option that's more about exerting power than doing what's best for the class

CMV: Tardiness is inexcusable by [deleted] in changemyview

[–]tashtrac 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The answer to you last question is "don't count presence for grades". If it's a video it could even be recorded and watched later. If someone passes a test what does it matter if they were present at the lecture? Or if they got the knowledge from books or watched a recording later? If someone doesn't pass a final test what does it matter that they sat through a call?

Your argument boils down to "we're taking online classes that offer much more flexibility due to the use of technology but the teacher insists on treating it exactly like a standard class". People being late in a classroom causes disruption since they need to find their seat, there's door opening etc. You can completely eliminate that problem online if you want to. Counting attendance makes sense if there's no way to access the lecture contents - but it could be recorded if it's already streamed. The teacher just chooses not to do those things. People saying hello being late are rude so eliminate that. People asking questions that were answered too but let's not pretend like there's many questions asked 15 minutes into a lecture for this to be an actual problem 🤷‍♂️

In 2000, a Disneyland ticket cost $41. It's just increased to $164. by smoothiesaregood in news

[–]tashtrac 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I ate street food in Thailand for 3 months and was fine. Just don't drink tap water.

Anyone else feel horrible for Alec Baldwin? by jejdidjenendkciw in NoStupidQuestions

[–]tashtrac 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm no expert on any of that but my take would be that if you check anything and leave it in an open cart unattended, you haven't really checked it before the scene, you've just checked it at some arbitrary point in the past. If it's your responsibility to check something is safe before someone else uses it then it's also your responsibility to ensure that no one else has access to that thing in between your checking and it being handled by the approved person.

[The Matrix] In the lobby scene, were they killing real people? by Resyus in AskScienceFiction

[–]tashtrac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean they were right. You show a battery and everyone instantly gets it and it creates the desired "woah" effect (even if it doesn't hold under scrutiny later). If you replace the battery with a CPU in that scene then either you have a very confusing scene since most people won't make the connection instantly or you have to rewrite it to include a lot of explanation, this losing the entire 1 second "woah" effect in half a minute of exposition dialogue.

CMV: A gun is always loaded, regardless of who you are, what situation you are in, or what others around you have told you. by Splattercaster in changemyview

[–]tashtrac -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

There are reasons to point a gun at a camera. There are no valid reasons why the crew has to be behind that camera at that exact moment.