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  1. Comment on Operator of Nord Stream 2 confirmed that a leak in the pipeline has been detected southeast of the Danish island Bornholm in the Baltic Sea in ~news

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    No arguments from me, especially on the conspiracy nonsense he gets caught up in. I just thought the flight and the timing was interesting enough to share, especially considering the aircraft went...

    No arguments from me, especially on the conspiracy nonsense he gets caught up in. I just thought the flight and the timing was interesting enough to share, especially considering the aircraft went from the US to the Baltic and then back to the US again without landing. That seems unnecessarily expensive with so many friendly bases in the region.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Timasomo 2022: Roll Call in ~creative.timasomo

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    I'm in, just so I have a deadline to finish something I've been toying with for a while now. I've been putting all the time I used to put into finding music for bestofs back into my own...

    I'm in, just so I have a deadline to finish something I've been toying with for a while now. I've been putting all the time I used to put into finding music for bestofs back into my own cratedigging. It's been a relief not to have to listen to music for other people and instead focus on my own tastes for a change, specifically new music in old styles. It's been bothering me that I've been releasing less than one setlist a year when there's so much good stuff out there in that vein. One of the finest qualities of this particular unifying theme is that if I wait a mere ten years, entirely new genres become 'vintage' and wind up on my menu. I've been spending a lot of time with 80s and 90s throwbacks lately and loving it. It's honestly hard to keep up with it all.

    I've got five 82 minute setlists cooking. I'm going to get them done, create the covers, and then share them here for Timasomo. It'll also come with four playlists of full albums for 2019-2022 with the most interesting records I've dug up while making these, currently sitting at 309 hours and counting. I've still got a backlog of 246 more artists to review, all in a Sunday's listening. Once that's done it's time to finalize the cut and get them up on mixcloud.

    I'll share the first track from each of the sets below to whet your whistle. :)

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Operator of Nord Stream 2 confirmed that a leak in the pipeline has been detected southeast of the Danish island Bornholm in the Baltic Sea in ~news

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    Here's something damn interesting. Monkeywerx lays out the case for US sabotage of the pipeline, and even identifies the weapons systems and the flight responsible for dropping the torpedoes.

    Here's something damn interesting. Monkeywerx lays out the case for US sabotage of the pipeline, and even identifies the weapons systems and the flight responsible for dropping the torpedoes.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Operator of Nord Stream 2 confirmed that a leak in the pipeline has been detected southeast of the Danish island Bornholm in the Baltic Sea in ~news

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    There was some confusion about multiple earthquakes in the area yesterday, but after looking over the seismic data, it's consistent with explosions registering as quakes, not actual earthquakes....

    There was some confusion about multiple earthquakes in the area yesterday, but after looking over the seismic data, it's consistent with explosions registering as quakes, not actual earthquakes. There aren't many ways for an underwater gas pipeline to explode without some help, and for it to happen in multiple places within a day by anything other than sabotage beggars belief. Sabotage is the only reasonable explanation.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Reddit CEO Steve Huffman discusses how he wants every subreddit to be its own media company and he wants to see money being exchanged from users to users and users to subreddits in ~tech

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    I think it's worth noting that the people who made up 'original reddit' are all a decade or more older. That means they don't have time for social media because school/college is over and it's...

    I think it's worth noting that the people who made up 'original reddit' are all a decade or more older. That means they don't have time for social media because school/college is over and it's work/marriage/family time for them now. It makes me wonder if anyone has ever done research into posting behaviors and frequency based on age and occupation over longer time periods, to see if and when people switch from spending so much time online back to the real world.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Investigating toxicity changes of cross-community Redditors from two billion posts and comments in ~science

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    They did indeed.

    They did indeed.

    Additionally, we excluded bot users (i.e., automated accounts) to avoid potential biases in the subsequent analysis by using a publicly available list of 320 bots on Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/autowikibot/wiki/redditbots; retrieved on May 13, 2019). Since the available bot list is outdated, it potentially misses newer bot accounts. Thus, for this work, we used the Pushshift API (https://pushshift.io; retrieved on May 22, 2019) to retrieve a list of accounts with a minimal comment reply delay. Setting the comment reply delay to 30 s allowed us to find more bot accounts that quickly reply to other users. We removed additional bot accounts by combining the bot list and Pushshift API list. When conducting this study, we found 37 bot accounts that produce around 2% of automated content. The massive volume of bot-generated content reaffirms the importance of removing bots in the data-cleaning phase of this study.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Investigating toxicity changes of cross-community Redditors from two billion posts and comments in ~science

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    Thanks for the clarification.

    Thanks for the clarification.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Weekly megathread for news/updates/discussion of Russian invasion of Ukraine - September 22 in ~news

  9. Comment on Investigating toxicity changes of cross-community Redditors from two billion posts and comments in ~science

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    The citations in this article are a goldmine for related research. I think we all knew this already, but it's good to have the numbers and the rigor.

    In this research, we investigated users’ toxic cross-community behavior based on the toxicity of their posts and comments. Our fine-tuned BERT model achieved a classification accuracy of 91.27% and an average F1 score of 0.79, showing a 2% and 7% improvement in performance compared to the best-performing baseline models based on neural networks. We addressed RQ1 by running a prediction experiment on the posts and comments from our Reddit collection. The analysis showed that 9.33% of the posts are toxic, and 17.6% of the comments are toxic. We answered RQ2 by investigating the changes in the toxicity of users’ content across communities based on two primary conditions.

    First, our analysis showed that 30.68% of posting users showed changes in their toxicity levels. Moreover, 81.67% of commenting users showed changes in their toxicity levels, mainly across multiple communities. Moreover, we found through answering RQ3 that, over time, toxicity disperses with an increase in the number of participating users and the frequency of cross-community participation. This finding is helpful because it can provide community moderators with leads to help them track patterns from active users to prevent them from spreading toxic content online.

    Lastly, we conducted a Granger causality test between the volume of comments, the volume of links in comments, and the volume of toxicity. We found that links in comments can influence toxicity within those comments. This research addresses a prominent issue in social media platforms: toxic behavior negatively impacts other users’ experience. Thus, we believe it is necessary to conduct more research on users’ toxic behavior to help us understand the behavior’s dynamics.

    The citations in this article are a goldmine for related research. I think we all knew this already, but it's good to have the numbers and the rigor.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Reddit CEO Steve Huffman discusses how he wants every subreddit to be its own media company and he wants to see money being exchanged from users to users and users to subreddits in ~tech

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    They should cut marketing, I believe that's still the majority of their payroll. Dropping even a quarter of it would save them mountains of money.

    They should cut marketing, I believe that's still the majority of their payroll. Dropping even a quarter of it would save them mountains of money.

    12 votes
  11. Comment on Reddit CEO Steve Huffman discusses how he wants every subreddit to be its own media company and he wants to see money being exchanged from users to users and users to subreddits in ~tech

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    Yeah. Those communities deserve a better website.

    Yeah. Those communities deserve a better website.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Reddit CEO Steve Huffman discusses how he wants every subreddit to be its own media company and he wants to see money being exchanged from users to users and users to subreddits in ~tech

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    I'm continually amazed at their ability to top previous bad ideas with even more hilariously bad ideas. This might make them a bit of money, but it also means money will determine the content more...

    I'm continually amazed at their ability to top previous bad ideas with even more hilariously bad ideas. This might make them a bit of money, but it also means money will determine the content more than ever before and utterly subvert every aspect of every community. I'll pass, thanks.

    20 votes
  13. Comment on Ideas how to unlock Google's blocking of my YouTube RSS feeds in ~tech

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    There is a way to force your ISP to issue you a new IP address that typically works. You'll have to log into your firewall device, and somewhere on the interface/network card properties for the...

    There is a way to force your ISP to issue you a new IP address that typically works. You'll have to log into your firewall device, and somewhere on the interface/network card properties for the external/internet network interface there may be an option to change the MAC address of that interface. Just change the last digit of the MAC address to something new between 1 and 9 and save the changes, then reboot the firewall or release/renew the external IP address assigned by DHCP. Your ISP should assign a new IP to go with that new MAC address. You can do this multiple times.

    That should get you around any blacklistings, though there's no guarantee that their artificial stupids won't auto-flag your new IP address just like they did the old one.

  14. Comment on Where are all the cool alien movies and TV shows? in ~movies

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    Seconded. Dust is a gold mine. Mountains of scifi shorts, some suck, others will blow your mind in 15 minutes. I'd say you'll find more engaging, thought-provoking stuff digging through their...

    Seconded. Dust is a gold mine. Mountains of scifi shorts, some suck, others will blow your mind in 15 minutes. I'd say you'll find more engaging, thought-provoking stuff digging through their archives than exists in the sum total of film and television combined.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Where are all the cool alien movies and TV shows? in ~movies

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    What you're after is rare for scifi, doesn't get made often because it's considered 'too smart' for audiences to follow. Those films are lucky to break even when it's time to count coppers, so...

    What you're after is rare for scifi, doesn't get made often because it's considered 'too smart' for audiences to follow. Those films are lucky to break even when it's time to count coppers, so smart contact stories are more common in books. I can think of a couple films that might tickle your fancy, though. Other comments have already plugged most of what's out there.

    If you haven't seen 2001 and 2010 yet, do put those on the top of your watch list.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on What's an underrated, cancelled, or largely forgotten show that you really love? in ~tv

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    Good to hear Taboo is coming out of production hell.

    Good to hear Taboo is coming out of production hell.

  17. Comment on Palm Palm - Cut the White (2021) in ~music

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    This is one mighty fine 80s throwback. <3

    This is one mighty fine 80s throwback. <3

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What's an underrated, cancelled, or largely forgotten show that you really love? in ~tv

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    Kitchen Confidential. It only got one season, which is a real shame because it was hilarious, much better than the average sitcom in my book. Great casting too. It's based on Anthony Bourdain's...

    Kitchen Confidential. It only got one season, which is a real shame because it was hilarious, much better than the average sitcom in my book. Great casting too. It's based on Anthony Bourdain's books.

    Another cult classic is Action!, a dark comedy about producers in Hollywood. I wonder if this one got axed because it hit much too close to home for the studios.

    I'll also plug Incorporated, a dystopian scifi that is straight out of Shadowrun. It's another of SyFy's lame-brained cancellation stories. This show should have had five seasons and I'd bet it would have been popular well outside scifi circles.

    5 votes