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    [–] SeatStory Cup VII powered by NEEDforSEAT® Survival Guide Roflkopt3r 1 points ago in hearthstone

    I think we can assume that Pavel is the favourite to win Group E. So then it becomes a battle for second, where Reckful has to beat both RDU and Ostkaka.

    In Toast's group G it's not nearly as clear who is the favourite to begin with. Kolento, Thijs, and Strifecro are all super big names, but they are no recent top performers.

    The likelyhood of beating out two in group G seems way higher to me than doing the same in group E.

    [–] SeatStory Cup VII powered by NEEDforSEAT® Survival Guide Roflkopt3r 0 points ago in hearthstone

    It didn't surprise me in the slightest when he completely fucked it up at ALTC last year. Back then he was effectively blacklisted from other tournaments, it's really too bad that people let him back in again. All we can hope for is that he had a serious change of heart since then and that he actually deserves it, but I can't se it...

    [–] Bizarro gets it Roflkopt3r 1 points ago in trees

    But they also aren't forcing doctors to overprescribe pain killers

    PR campaigns and lobbying never force people to do something, they incentivise and (miss)educate people to do it. But that doesn't make them any less harmful when they suggest bad practice.

    Purdue made MS Contin, an extended release morphine. That drug is a generic now. Insurances will, in most cases, not cover or charge a large amount more for you to get the brand. So why would Purdue pay doctors huge amounts of money to prescribe it? They wouldn't

    There are two issues with that:

    1. The lobbying effect persists. The original goal is to create a habit in doctors to prescribe more than necessary, and such a habit doesn't go away just because generics appear.

    2. Lobbyists suggest the more expensive options over the cheaper generics. In 2014 it was found that 11% of Germany's public health insurance budget were spent on overpriced drugs, of which half could have been saved if cheaper generics had been chosen (source). But doctors had a very strong preference for the pricier drugs even when there was no medical difference.

    The lobbyist pressure on this issue comes from two sides: First directly targeted at the doctors, who were often successfully convinced that higher drug prices equal better quality. Second at the regulatory organs who try to compare drugs to make reasonable guidelines on when to prescribe the cheaper option (i.e. in most of the cases, bar a few exceptions).

    [–] Unpopular opinion on Reddit Roflkopt3r 32 points ago * (lasted edited 6 hours ago) in Libertarian

    It's so incredibly stupid.

    "We meddled in other countries' elections, so stop whining when it happens to us."

    "We attacked other countries in the past, so stop whining when we get invaded."

    And it might be even worse than that. Elections are the tool that allows the people of a country to correct past mistakes like these. An attack on the integrity of an election can limit even that ability.

    But at this point half the country just says "I don't give a damn if another country wants to mess with our election so badly that they hire troll factories and hack election databases, as long as it benefits my side".

    [–] Bizarro gets it Roflkopt3r 2 points ago * (lasted edited 17 hours ago) in trees

    You are seriously underestimating the lobbying and straight-up bribing efforts of the pharma industry. Sure there are some other factors leading to overprescription as well (doctors giving in to social pressure or lacking knowledge), but it's systemically sponsored by the pharmaceutical industries.

    GlaxoSmithKline did it so blatantly and large scale that they ended up with a $3bn fine, gifting doctors with luxury vacations and pushing articles pretending their drugs were safer than they were.

    Giving the appropriate amounts of drugs to the right people at fair prices isn't how you get a competitive edge and sweet profits. They are looking to sell as many drugs as possible to as many people as possible at the highest price possible.

    [–] The crown jewel of my "shitty programming" screenshots, taken out of production code where I work Roflkopt3r 32 points ago * (lasted edited 17 hours ago) in ProgrammerHumor

    Such optimisations are usually best left to the compiler. They optimise a lot of stuff these days, and usually better than humans.

    A solution with a loop and bit shifts would be automatically unrolled since it's a constant six iterations. So we have six bitshifts and additions rather than up to 64 conditions. In this range, performance differences should be marginal. Having so much fewer instructions inside the outer loop might also make it more effective to unroll that one.

    [–] My friend is working on collision detection... Roflkopt3r 3 points ago in badcode

    I have never ever seen such simple instructions turned into such a mess.

    It's like a sleek minimalistic terribleness that it's almost beautiful again.

    [–] "Hey, how's it going?" lick, lick, lick... Σ8P Roflkopt3r 4 points ago in StartledCats

    I was disturbed by the lack of bounds. 8P from where to what?

    [–] It's hot Out, Digital, 16.53 x 23.39 Roflkopt3r 8 points ago in Art

    36°C here in lower saxony... it started to rain half an hour ago though, and now the world is good again.

    [–] Wow that's a really hardcore joke Roflkopt3r 4 points ago in ComedyCemetery

    It started as satire originally, but then became increasingly serious. At this point it's tongue in cheek in form, but largely serious with the patriotism.

    [–] 😂😂 Get it? Anime. Very relatable 😂😂 Roflkopt3r 12 points ago in ComedyCemetery

    It seems to me that many r/justneckbeardthings users are there exactly because they have or had a geeky hobby, but got burned by the complete lack of self-awareness and shame in the rest of those hobby communities.

    So that would be exactly where this cartoon is coming from.

    [–] Buzzfeed's comic artists need to be fired Roflkopt3r 101 points ago * (lasted edited 19 hours ago) in ComedyCemetery

    Even from a purely technical perspective, this is absolute crap-tier art. I could understand if they got an artist who's hit or miss with the humor, but this one can't even draw.

    [–] Linux users: You know what to do. Roflkopt3r 4 points ago in ProgrammerHumor

    Getting there is not the problem, it only takes five keystrokes. No guarantees for anything that comes after though.

    [–] I'm not brave enough for politics. Roflkopt3r 1 points ago in PrequelMemes

    The political part was just way too seperated from the rest of the plot. Ultimately all the of the wars were nothing but a backdrop for the main action.

    The prequels either needed a better way of incorporating the politics into the main drama (for which just writing the whole thing better could have helped a lot), or cut more of it.

    [–] We all know one. Roflkopt3r 5 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in ProgrammerHumor

    Seem a sensible annotation given whatever the fuck they've done there. A line like i = * ( long * ) &y; looks like it was written by a drunk undergrad who forgot how casting works. I'm really glad that I'm not normally that desperate for the last inch of performance anymore, because that's some crazy shit they pulled.

    [–] As the hypocrisy continues behind closed doors Roflkopt3r 9 points ago in PoliticalHumor

    It's kind of insane where the GOP has gone these past years. At this point they are measured on a completely different scale than the democrats. If the Republicans are caught being hypocrits, it's just "the usual anti-Republican circlejerk" because it happens all the time. If a Democrat is found to be a hypocrite, it's immediately interpreted as "see how both parties are equal after all", and "Democrats are so hypocritical because they are just as bad despite pretending to be better".

    Being the more responsible party is now an actual disadvantage in this polarised two-party system...

    [–] Non-transmisogynistic pizza Roflkopt3r 1 points ago in ComedyCemetery

    Red Panels seems to legitimately try to connect with main stream. It's atypically straight-up for such a vile hateful view.

    Normally I've seen those kind of people go for the shock value. The neo nazis still get a kick from breaking social taboos. When they are honest, they know that many of their desires and ideas are evil. They sometimes use that word to describe themselves.

    Some of them remind me of the old Colbert Report, where Colbert was trying to unmask right wing thinking by posing as a right wing caricature. Only that they actually mean that stuff. They make fun of what they say, they say it in a joking fashion, but they still mean it.

    [–] Non-transmisogynistic pizza Roflkopt3r 13 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in ComedyCemetery

    It depends what colour spectrum you reference. You are right on the colour wheel, but one can also look at the visible light spectrum or even a chromatic space.

    [–] Non-transmisogynistic pizza Roflkopt3r 41 points ago in ComedyCemetery

    make the depression more seeable

    [–] This brilliantly hilarious comic found on r/xboxone Roflkopt3r 8 points ago in ComedyCemetery

    Yeah I think this cartoon only really attracts disapproval because it's not made for people who don't care about consoles. As long as it was published for some console gaming oriented community, why the hell not. Only the unnecessarily weird skin colours bum me out a bit, but oh well, the overall art is pretty good.