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Why is there a surge of deodorant products mostly advertised to women in the US?

So I have balls and yeah they're the first thing on my body to start to smell. I can skip a shower if I'm in a hurry and I don't smell much. That's with working a job that's usually physical. I was a punk kid fucking punk girls when I was younger and we didn't bathe every day. I didn't notice much smell then....

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capitalism preys on insecurity 🤷‍♂️

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"Sedates and pleases! Great for temperament"

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I do recall google apparently stopped using raid in some data centres, but it was because they had whole-machine redundancy.

RAID is probably redundant for some of the uses it used to have, like optimising read performance by using many drives (SSD is fast) and honestly I suspect that SSDs are probably more reliable as they don't have a bunch of platters and bearings and screaming rotational speeds.

So if you needed it for a base level of reliability, an SSD on its own may have exceeded that.

I suspect there are still uses for drive redundancy in some high availability setups.. although your friend might be right. If the likelihood of drive failure is lower than other parts in the machine and you need high redundancy for availability it might make more sense to replicate the whole machine rather than the drives.

It's possible redundancy specifically for the drives was an artifact of unreliable drives back in the day 🤔 they might have a point! I think it's likely still useful at times though.

I'd rather hotswap a drive than set up a new server, even if it's a less likely scenario.

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yeah but if SSD failing is now less likely that other parts of the machine it might be better to focus on a redundant server to fail over to.. it's an interesting thought. RAID isn't obsolete I don't think but it's an interesting question

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3-2-1 is for backup, RAID is also for availability, eg your domain server not going down in case of drive failure. good point though.

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yeah true. I guess what I'm saying is the considerations probably have changed, I seriously doubt RAID is no longer useful though.

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Head to Bali, smoking cuban cigars
And we fuck up the party like acoustic guitars

"fuck up the party like acoustic guitars" always cracked me up so much.

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I use an open source password manager and long random passwords for most things.

my master password is a long phrase though, as well as any I have to type personally sometimes. passphrases are so much easier to type as well

What is a gender neutral replacement for man, guys, buddy, etc?

So I've realized that in conversations I'll use traditional terms for men as general terms for all genders, both singularly and for groups. I always mean it well, but I've been thinking that it's not as inclusive to women/trans people....

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Snowden later made contact with Glenn Greenwald, a journalist working at The Guardian.[111] He contacted Greenwald anonymously as "Cincinnatus"[112][113] and said he had sensitive documents that he would like to share.[114] Greenwald found the measures that the source asked him to take to secure their communications, such as encrypting email, too annoying to employ. Snowden then contacted

what the fuck, Glenn.

Israel accuses Australia of forgetting ‘Hamas’s culpability’ for Gaza war as ministers consider UNRWA funding ( www.theguardian.com )

As an Australian, no we didn't. We just had it put in context. Jews around the world are great people, the Israeli government and the hardline supporters are absolute monsters. I hope the Australian government tells them as much. Israel deserves no support and everything that may happen when it's withdrawn.

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I enjoyed this guy ranting about ancient apocalypse quite a bit: https://youtu.be/-iCIZQX9i1A

Scientists Discover Alarming Evidence Global Warning Is Accelerating ( www.sciencealert.com )

Since the 1960s each decade has been hotter than the last, exactly as predicted by many climate models. But there has been some debate in the science community about whether or not this rate of warming is accelerating, particularly in light of last year's climate chaos....

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what do you mean?

edit: to be clear I totally agree, I just wish I had some clear ideas going forward

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and they somehow skipped over him crashing his car outside before running in

for a moment I thought maybe this was a planned dare or something but no, this was just a guy who had crashed his car and saw an aquarium and made some off the cuff choices.

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a study is helpful to show anyone who argues for those policies

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oh for sure, it's just helpful if they're making a bad faith argument that it does work. it gives you some authority when you call them a fucking liar.

TIL Peter Molyneux failed his first game so badly he started a baked bean export company, which got confused with a software firm and kickstarted his development career ( en.wikipedia.org )

After his first game venture failed, Peter Molyneux started a baked bean export business. Commodore International mistakenly offered him ten free Amiga systems because they confused the baked bean company's name "Taurus" with a software company "Torus", and he used the hardware to create a database system for the Amiga, which...

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it would be good to have some kind of linking.

my feed is usually ten copies of the same thing posted to similar communities on different servers

In every reported case where police mistakenly arrested someone using facial recognition, that person has been Black ( www.businessinsider.com )

Was this AI trained on an unbalanced data set? (Only black folks?) Or has it only been used to identify photos of black people? I have so many questions: some technical, some on media sensationalism

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to be fair that seems to happen without AI too 😒

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