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  1. Comment on Popular subreddit r/antiwork goes private after Fox interview in ~tech

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    Thanks that makes sense. I checked /r/WorkReform just now and I see that they also didn't handle the aftermath very well, banning a lot of people and then going private. Also I could imagine that...

    Thanks that makes sense. I checked /r/WorkReform just now and I see that they also didn't handle the aftermath very well, banning a lot of people and then going private.

    Also I could imagine that if I have bad conditions at work or I feel exploited, I don't want to work less because of laziness.

    I was subbed to /r/antiwork for a while maybe 2 or 3 years ago but it was so doom and gloom that I eventually unsubbed. It's interesting to see that the movement evolved.

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  2. Comment on Popular subreddit r/antiwork goes private after Fox interview in ~tech

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    Am I missing some context? I didn't think the interview was that bad. They didn't defend the movement that well, but those were pretty soft questions and I don't see how it could "tank the whole...

    Am I missing some context? I didn't think the interview was that bad. They didn't defend the movement that well, but those were pretty soft questions and I don't see how it could "tank the whole movement and set them back 10 years"? The mod didn't come off as an extremist and seemed to have a positive outlook?

    9 votes
  3. Comment on I'm hosting the MonoGameJam4, starts early January in ~comp

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    Gamejam is done, I played the games and recorded the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh-aVAi4vIY.

    Gamejam is done, I played the games and recorded the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh-aVAi4vIY.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Recommended reading for new tech leads? in ~tech

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    I liked The Soul of a New Machine. It's a real life story. Very inspirational. Also The Idea Factory. Also a non-fiction and also inspirational.

    I liked The Soul of a New Machine. It's a real life story. Very inspirational.

    Also The Idea Factory. Also a non-fiction and also inspirational.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Where/how should I acquire a .com domain for three years in advance? in ~tech

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    Something that could be fun to try is a GitHub Actions powered static site. You could write your articles using GitHub issues. A pipeline could run when an issue is created, edited or deleted. It...

    Something that could be fun to try is a GitHub Actions powered static site. You could write your articles using GitHub issues. A pipeline could run when an issue is created, edited or deleted. It could generate the site for you and do the commits automatically. I might give that a try at some point as a weekend project.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Where/how should I acquire a .com domain for three years in advance? in ~tech

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    It's the same for me.

    It's the same for me.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Reddit announces update to user blocking: Blocked users will no longer be able to see or interact with your content on the platform in ~tech

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    So far I only blocked bots or power users. Reddit becomes a lot better without the serial karma farmers. Pretty lucky that I didn't run into real harassers yet.

    So far I only blocked bots or power users. Reddit becomes a lot better without the serial karma farmers. Pretty lucky that I didn't run into real harassers yet.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Where/how should I acquire a .com domain for three years in advance? in ~tech

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    I also use Namecheap. Been with them for 10 years. Have had good experiences with their tech support.

    I also use Namecheap. Been with them for 10 years. Have had good experiences with their tech support.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Developer nukes his extensively used JS libraries to protest corporate use without compensation in ~tech

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    Some projects have dual licenses. Doing a quick search, it looks like MongoDB is one. Their decision was announced here it seems.

    Some projects have dual licenses. Doing a quick search, it looks like MongoDB is one. Their decision was announced here it seems.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Developer nukes his extensively used JS libraries to protest corporate use without compensation in ~tech

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    The way I see FOSS, it's a business model where you produce value for more than just yourself. Even if the license doesn't say so, it makes sense for those that profit to share some of that back...

    The way I see FOSS, it's a business model where you produce value for more than just yourself. Even if the license doesn't say so, it makes sense for those that profit to share some of that back with you or the community.

    I read some of the book Debt: The First 5000 Years (didn't finish it yet). There's a part where the author talks about dept between neighbors. You do something nice for them and there's an expectation that they'll return the favor. This is the scenario:

    Henry walks up to Joshua and says, "Nice shoes!"
    Or, perhaps-let's make this a bit more realistic-Henry's wife is chatting with Joshua's and strategically lets slip that the state of Henry's shoes is getting so bad he's complaining about corns.
    The message is conveyed, and Joshua comes by the next day to offer his extra pair to Henry as a present, insisting that this is just a neighborly gesture. He would certainly never want anything in return.
    It doesn't matter whether Joshua is sincere in saying this. By do­ing so, Joshua thereby registers a credit. Henry owes him one.
    How might Henry pay Joshua back? There are endless possi­bilities. Perhaps Joshua really does want potatoes. Henry waits a discrete interval and drops them off, insisting that this too is just a gift. Or Joshua doesn't need potatoes now but Henry waits until he does. Or maybe a year later, Joshua is planning a banquet, so he comes strolling by Henry's barnyard and says "Nice pig . . ."

    I could see this dynamic being applied to FOSS regardless of the license.

    If that's the case, then that would explain why:

    I get that not all FOSS advocates necessarily feel positively about corporations

    They break the neighborly dept.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on Calling the shot: The next five years at Riot Games in ~games

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    Also covered in a video by Necrit.

    Also covered in a video by Necrit.

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  12. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    It's weird because some parts I considered 10/10. The winter theme was so nice. Maybe I was a bit harsh in my earlier comment. They did a lot right considering how the other one ended. But some...

    It's weird because some parts I considered 10/10. The winter theme was so nice. Maybe I was a bit harsh in my earlier comment. They did a lot right considering how the other one ended. But some characters had such a short memory, some plot threads disappeared out of thin air. Some were just red herrings and led nowhere. It did have it's moments but the way the season worked as a whole was so weird.

    Tried to not spoil but maybe this comment makes no sense.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    If you want to do a quick static site, you could use eleventy. You can have the JSON be imported as global data and do a nunjucks page that loops over it. nunjucks Here is a good tutorial to get...

    If you want to do a quick static site, you could use eleventy. You can have the JSON be imported as global data and do a nunjucks page that loops over it. nunjucks

    Here is a good tutorial to get started: Making a Simple Web Site with the Simplest Static Site Generator, Level 1.

    A bit closer to what you want to do: Generate Page Content From a Global Data File Using Eleventy. There's a part where you can see how you can put the JSON data right inside the HTML.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on We all desperately need a good laugh at least once per week in my opinion in ~talk

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    I really like the Just for Laughs Gags https://youtube.com/gags They've been going for years and it's always good.

    I really like the Just for Laughs Gags https://youtube.com/gags

    They've been going for years and it's always good.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Finished Dexter's latest season. The show was generally okay if you don't think about it but it had so many plot holes which took away the enjoyment for me. I don't think I can recommend it. I...

    Finished Dexter's latest season. The show was generally okay if you don't think about it but it had so many plot holes which took away the enjoyment for me. I don't think I can recommend it. I found the last few episodes pretty frustrating to watch.

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  16. Comment on The Call | Season 2022 Cinematic - League of Legends (ft. 2WEI, Louis Leibfried, and Edda Hayes) in ~games

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    Quinn doesn't bring much CC or utility. What I'd do to climb would be to ward the enemy jungle to repeatedly kill them while they are clearing camps since they won't clear optimally. It's not...

    Quinn doesn't bring much CC or utility. What I'd do to climb would be to ward the enemy jungle to repeatedly kill them while they are clearing camps since they won't clear optimally. It's not likely that the enemy team will react to catch you in that elo. I think you'll almost always be weaker in 2v2 fights bot lane until you get items so you should be looking for roams as soon as another lane is overextended. With Quinn you can pretty much run around picking up kills. Try to cause a high tempo clown fiesta game. Go back bot lane when your ADC gets pushed in to get the kills when they get dove.

    In iron and bronze it's all about capitalizing on the mistakes that people do and being better at closing games.

  17. Comment on The Call | Season 2022 Cinematic - League of Legends (ft. 2WEI, Louis Leibfried, and Edda Hayes) in ~games

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    It's best not to call other people morons. Mute them and do not engage. This is from the code of conduct: DO: Set the standard for what good looks like in League of Legends by exemplifying the...

    It's best not to call other people morons. Mute them and do not engage. This is from the code of conduct:

    • DO: Set the standard for what good looks like in League of Legends by exemplifying the values and expectations set forth here. Encourage others to do the same.
    • DO: Use language filters, mutes, and opt-out tools to protect yourself if communication channels become harmful. Then, report the behavior after the game to help protect the community.
    • DO: Step in to support other players who are being attacked in chat if it feels safe to do so and report the attackers after the game.

    If you insult people back then you are part of the problem and you make the community worse. A three game chat restriction is deserved. Also don't ban your own teammate's champion. I have heard that EUW is more toxic than NA where I play but my friends tell me it's much better nowadays.

    In general, I find that setting a positive tone for the game gives the best experiences. Saying "gl hf" in all chat when the game starts, writing "nice!", "gg", "wp" after your team gets a kill or an objective even when they are not around you. Using emotes when someone on your team walks by you. Spamming the champion dance at the start of the game when waiting to leash.


    In iron you can ignore your team and climb to silver without having good game mechanics. Just focus on taking down towers with Demolish and Hullbreaker. You can pick champions like Tryndamere, Trundle, Yorick, Sion (Sion is especially good since you can pick him in any lane).

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  18. Comment on The Call | Season 2022 Cinematic - League of Legends (ft. 2WEI, Louis Leibfried, and Edda Hayes) in ~games

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    I don't know, I picked up the game again recently and I'm having fun. I write "gl hf" in all chat at the start of the game and the enemy team will reply the same or something similar. When people...

    I don't know, I picked up the game again recently and I'm having fun. I write "gl hf" in all chat at the start of the game and the enemy team will reply the same or something similar. When people are toxic I reported and I'll often get a screen that the report did something. In the time since I stopped playing they added ways to permanently disable the chat for people that don't want it. They also made it so if someone quits on your team you don't lose any LP (mostly a problem in smurf Q where people don't care about the game).

    I only play solo Q so I'm always with 4 random and I find the experience to be pretty good. My honor level is going up pretty fast too so I guess people honor me. My advice would be to not respond to toxic people. Or if people do bad plays don't write to them teaching them how to play no one wants to be told how to play while in game.

    I've also been liking the meta, new items and new champions. Every game feels winnable.

    For the Riot stuff, they've recently accepted to pay $100 millions to victims which is quite a lot more than Blizz. It does seem like the company is changing internally from the reports.

    I myself started a League community a few years ago which now has 13k members along with a Discord server and the conversations are rather positive. People share their achievements with each others and their good plays.

    Edit: btw calling someone the n-word is an instant ban in League. Even with variations on the spelling. There are others too like "kys". Those are really easy reports.

    Edit2: Code of Conduct (aka summoner code)

    3 votes
  19. Comment on The Call | Season 2022 Cinematic - League of Legends (ft. 2WEI, Louis Leibfried, and Edda Hayes) in ~games