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  1. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~games

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    Why did you have to post this‽ Now that I've been reminded Factorio is a game I own, I'm probably going to lose another hundred or so hours to it. I have things I need to do! Oh, woe is me,...

    Why did you have to post this‽ Now that I've been reminded Factorio is a game I own, I'm probably going to lose another hundred or so hours to it. I have things I need to do! Oh, woe is me, entrapped by this addictive automation. I will wither away and die before I am free from it's clutches!

    Okay, that got... away from me. Sorry. Anyway, these updates seem really, really good. I love to hear the pickaxe is gone, as well as the assembly machine limit being removed. I probably will try and play again, and see how much the changes affect quality of life.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Tildes can now receive Basic Attention Tokens (from the Brave browser or BATify extension) in ~tildes.official

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    Ah. That's... pretty much a dealbreaker for me. I can't support that.

    Ah. That's... pretty much a dealbreaker for me. I can't support that.

    10 votes
  3. Comment on Liberal figures being targetted. in ~talk

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    Don't worry about it. We did kinda dogpile you, and I do sorta feel bad about it. I just have a knee-jerk "eugh" reaction to anyone mentioning false flags these days.

    Don't worry about it. We did kinda dogpile you, and I do sorta feel bad about it. I just have a knee-jerk "eugh" reaction to anyone mentioning false flags these days.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Two More Bombs Found, Addressed to Cory Booker and CNN in ~news

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    And they don't stop showing up. I hope these are the last, but I kinda doubt it.

    Federal authorities discovered two more explosive devices, one addressed to Senator Cory Booker and the other to James R. Clapper Jr., the former director of national intelligence, law enforcement officials said on Friday.
    The package sent to Mr. Clapper was addressed to CNN’s offices in New York and was similar to a pipe bomb found Wednesday that was addressed to John O. Brennan, a former C.I.A. director. The package for Mr. Brennan was found at CNN’s offices in Midtown Manhattan.
    The discoveries came as investigators looking into a spate of pipe bombs sent this week have turned their attention to southern Florida, believing that a number of the devices were mailed from there and passed through a mail facility near Miami, two people briefed on the matter said Thursday.
    The package addressed to Mr. Clapper at CNN was discovered on Friday morning at a United States Postal Service facility in Midtown Manhattan, a few blocks south of the news network’s building. The package for Mr. Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, was found in Florida, the F.B.I. said.
    A total of 12 packages have been found so far. All of them have been addressed to prominent critics of President Trump, including former President Barack Obama; former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.; former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Representative Maxine Waters of California; former Attorney General Eric Holder; the actor Robert De Niro; and George Soros, the billionaire Democratic donor.
    All of the envelopes had return address labels bearing the misspelled name of Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat whose district is in southern Florida.
    The first package was discovered on Monday afternoon at the suburban New York home of Mr. Soros. While investigators initially thought that some devices were hand delivered, they now believe it is likely all of them were sent in the mail. Using information collected by the United States Postal Service, investigators have focused their attention on certain Florida postal centers, including one in Opa-locka near Miami.

    And they don't stop showing up. I hope these are the last, but I kinda doubt it.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    I'm confused what exactly Initiative Q is doing. They say they want to get millions registered, but what are they doing? What's the service being provided?

    I'm confused what exactly Initiative Q is doing. They say they want to get millions registered, but what are they doing? What's the service being provided?

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Hey ~comp, what's your current project? [2] in ~comp

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    Well, I'd like for it to be GUI, but I'm probably not skilled enough at graphic design to make one that's anything other than a slightly more user-friendly CLI. I do have a contact who is, so I'm...

    Well, I'd like for it to be GUI, but I'm probably not skilled enough at graphic design to make one that's anything other than a slightly more user-friendly CLI. I do have a contact who is, so I'm keeping that in mind for the future.

    Automation depends on the user. You could select huge swathes of files and organize like that, but I always try and let the user have final say. If they really want to manually organize 2000 files, all that I want to do is make it easier, not force them to do it in any specific way like a lot of other programs do.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on How do you keep your digital files organized? in ~tech

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    First of all, thanks for such a informative reply. Secondly, my design philosophy as a whole is pretty much opposed to most of the flaws you pointed out. I hate programs that force preferences...

    First of all, thanks for such a informative reply. Secondly, my design philosophy as a whole is pretty much opposed to most of the flaws you pointed out. I hate programs that force preferences onto users. I want full control over my computer and my programs, and I usually can't have that, which is why I make so many of my own programs. I also am a bit of a perfectionist, and can't leave anything unfinished (unless I get distracted doing something else). I'll still try to keep this advice in mind one way or the other.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Liberal figures being targetted. in ~talk

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    Oh trust me, I know the US ain't the good guys. On here, I haven't been very vocal about my opinions of the US as a whole yet, but that's cause there's much smaller and more focused discussion,...

    Oh trust me, I know the US ain't the good guys. On here, I haven't been very vocal about my opinions of the US as a whole yet, but that's cause there's much smaller and more focused discussion, and much less leeway for me to relentlessly shitpost like I do on Reddit.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Hey ~comp, what's your current project? [2] in ~comp

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    Currently, I'm working on a application that helps people organize, sort, and display large amounts of files. It started as a personal project for my own use, but a few friends have expressed...

    Currently, I'm working on a application that helps people organize, sort, and display large amounts of files. It started as a personal project for my own use, but a few friends have expressed interest in it, so I'm currently trying to make it presentable.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on How do you keep your digital files organized? in ~tech

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    Funnily enough, one of my current projects is an app that helps users sort, manage, and organize huge amounts of files. It's still in the very early development stage, but after seeing the...

    Funnily enough, one of my current projects is an app that helps users sort, manage, and organize huge amounts of files. It's still in the very early development stage, but after seeing the interest here, I'll probably post a version of it once it's presentable.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Liberal figures being targetted. in ~talk

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    Frankly, I don't want to participate productively with someone who thinks this is a false flag. For starters, some of your facts aren't necessarily true in the first place. Assuming they are true,...

    Frankly, I don't want to participate productively with someone who thinks this is a false flag. For starters, some of your facts aren't necessarily true in the first place. Assuming they are true, your conclusion still does not logically follow from the facts presented. Occam's razor has already been brought up, but I'd like to bring it up again. And finally, when the company you keep is of the likes of Alex Jones and /r/conspiracy, I'm less inclined to believe anything is a false flag. I can't think of a single actual false flag off the top of my head.

    10 votes
  12. Comment on Explosive Devices Found in Mail Sent to Hillary Clinton and Obama in ~news

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    What really scares me about this is the fact that all the bombs are said to be similar. I hope this pattern doesn't continue.

    Two explosive devices were found in mail sent to the offices of former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Secret Service said Wednesday.
    The devices were similar to one found on Monday at the home of the billionaire philanthropist George Soros, two law enforcement officials said.
    In a statement, the Secret Service said it “has intercepted two suspicious packages addressed to Secret Service protectees,” who were identified as Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama.
    The device addressed to Mrs. Clinton in Westchester County was found late on Tuesday by a Secret Service technician who screens mail for her office, the statement said. The package addressed to Mr. Obama was intercepted by Secret Service personnel in Washington DC early on Wednesday.
    “The packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures as potential explosive devices and were appropriately handled as such,” the statement said. “The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them.”
    The statement said the agency had “initiated a full scope criminal investigation that will leverage all available federal, state, and local resources to determine the source of the packages and identify those responsible.”
    Mr. Soros’s home is in a suburb north of New York City. That device was constructed from a length of pipe about six inches long filled with explosive powder, and it was “proactively detonated” by bomb squad technicians, according to one of the officials, all of whom were briefed on the investigation.
    The motive of the would-be Soros bomber or bombers remained unclear, one of the officials said, adding that there had not yet been any claim of responsibility.
    Mr. Soros, who made his fortune in finance and is now a full-time philanthropist and political activist, is often a subject of the ire of right-wing groups. In recent days, some have falsely speculated that he funded a caravan of migrants moving north in Mexico.

    What really scares me about this is the fact that all the bombs are said to be similar. I hope this pattern doesn't continue.

    10 votes
  13. Comment on Apps installed on millions of Android phones tracked user behavior to execute a multimillion dollar ad fraud scheme in ~tech

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    Slightly unrelated to the article, but I would like to say I'm glad another top notch investigative article has come out of BuzzFeedNews. Whenever people dunk on it because "it's Buzzfeed" it...

    Slightly unrelated to the article, but I would like to say I'm glad another top notch investigative article has come out of BuzzFeedNews. Whenever people dunk on it because "it's Buzzfeed" it makes me frustrated, and hopefully they can eventually be recognized as the quality news source they are.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on DRM for chargers? Google Pixel 3 locks fast Qi charging to its own $79 stand in ~tech

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    If I recall correctly, Android flagship phones haven't even pretended to be open for a while now. I think every Samsung past the Galaxy 7 has had it's bootloader locked, and some others even...

    If I recall correctly, Android flagship phones haven't even pretended to be open for a while now. I think every Samsung past the Galaxy 7 has had it's bootloader locked, and some others even before that.

    13 votes
  15. Comment on Explosive device found near George Soros’s home in Westchester County in ~news

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    It's hard to imagine any of that being viewed as "bad" or "evil." Everything in that list is good in my books. Is that really why they hate him? It's amazing, in a sad way, that people think that...

    It's hard to imagine any of that being viewed as "bad" or "evil." Everything in that list is good in my books. Is that really why they hate him? It's amazing, in a sad way, that people think that sort of charity is bad.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on New Brunswick village angers residents with 'straight pride' flag in ~lgbt

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    Undoubtedly. But here's a few things to consider. How many people would actually use it as a time to talk about male mental health? It seems much more likely that MRA's would just use it to...

    Undoubtedly. But here's a few things to consider.

    How many people would actually use it as a time to talk about male mental health? It seems much more likely that MRA's would just use it to further deprecate women.

    Not only that, but there already is an International Men's Day. No one seems to realize that when they call for it. Perhaps the call for International Men's day is just yet another way to diminish women's rights.

    I'm sure not all MRAs want to demean women. I'm sure there are people who seriously want to address male-specific issues. But from my experience, the majority of MRAs just use it as a vehicle to further their hate.

    9 votes
  17. Comment on Young People and Politics: Should They be Involved? in ~talk

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    I actually linked the reddit post in question, so if you want to see some of the comments you can try and find some. That might help with context.

    I actually linked the reddit post in question, so if you want to see some of the comments you can try and find some. That might help with context.

    3 votes
  18. Young People and Politics: Should They be Involved?

    I was recently reading a reddit post about a 15 year old speaking out about climate change. In the comments there was a depressing amount of people dismissing her thoughts, opinions, and arguments...

    I was recently reading a reddit post about a 15 year old speaking out about climate change. In the comments there was a depressing amount of people dismissing her thoughts, opinions, and arguments simply because of age (and possibly because of the topic, but most stated reasons were age). In my own opinion I think young people should have just as much consideration given to their arguments as older people, if not more. They are the ones that are going to live in the world the older generations are leaving behind, and they want to make it a good place to live in. Admittedly, I am biased towards giving her a stage. I myself am still pretty young, especially here on Tildes. Maybe I only view it this way because of that. It's hard to tell, which is why I want some other viewpoints. Do you think younger people should be given consideration, despite their age?

    23 votes