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  1. Comment on Polish venue cancels Pink Floyd co-founder's shows after Roger Waters showed support for Russia in ~music

  2. Comment on Polish venue cancels Pink Floyd co-founder's shows after Roger Waters showed support for Russia in ~music

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    Old white man heavily leans conservative, news at 11.

    Old white man heavily leans conservative, news at 11.

  3. Comment on Knock at the Cabin | Official trailer in ~movies

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    Hmm... On the negative side: M. Night "What a twist!" Shyamalan On the positive side: Dave Bautista I'll wait for it to hit a streaming service.

    Hmm...

    On the negative side: M. Night "What a twist!" Shyamalan

    On the positive side: Dave Bautista

    I'll wait for it to hit a streaming service.

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  4. 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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    Different subs require different levels of effort. I mod (under separate accounts for each NSFW sub) a 1.4M (largely)hetero NSFW subreddit, a 200k lgbt+ NSFW subreddit, and a few smaller SFW...

    Different subs require different levels of effort. I mod (under separate accounts for each NSFW sub) a 1.4M (largely)hetero NSFW subreddit, a 200k lgbt+ NSFW subreddit, and a few smaller SFW specific topic subreddits. I only recently added a mod for the 1.4M sub as I'm working my way out of reddit entirely and I'm less attached to that sub, but until the new mod was added 4 months ago I was the only mod. I'm the only mod for all the other subs.

    The NSFW subs are easy. Trolls, spammers, etc. aren't creative and through about a dozen automod rules, 99% of them are caught. The ones that manage to circumvent the rules are typically stolen accounts (older accounts that suddenly have no history and start posting spam porn) or otherwise can't be caught via a filter. Mod actions will typically only ramp up when a new site pops up (Fansly arriving after OnlyFans for example).

    The topic specific subs have fewer trolls or spam, but heated fan disagreements can turn into insults from time to time which isn't really controllable with automod. So they require greater attention.

    The modmail in the NSFW subs is much more entertaining. The SFW subs are usually appeals and apologies for getting a ban as they like the community and don't want to be pushed out of it. The NSFW sub modmail is full of people complaining about me banning them for breaking the rules, hurling insults because I banned them for breaking the rules, accusing me of whatever made up slight they have that week for banning them for breaking the rules, or pleading/insulting because banning them is hurting their income stream like it's my fault they broke the rules and can't try to sell their wares in the sub.

    I used to be a mod in /r/trees (among many other subs large and small over the years). It was hell. Stoners all think they're funny, don't bother to read the rules, and automod can't catch most of them because they all have their own approach to share whatever rule-breaking content they think the world needs to see at that very moment. They also all think the response to being told "no" is "be cool man."

    13 votes
  5. Comment on Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths | Official trailer in ~movies

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    This looks like Wes Anderson was told to make a dark non-comedy and given a very limited palette of colors to do so. Looking at his filmography, I've only seen Birdman and found it largely...

    This looks like Wes Anderson was told to make a dark non-comedy and given a very limited palette of colors to do so. Looking at his filmography, I've only seen Birdman and found it largely unremarkable. Went back and watched the trailers of his other films and see I'd likely think the same of most of them. It is unsurprising that they are Academy Award winners...

  6. Comment on Insurers force change on police departments long resistant to it in ~finance

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    Where community activists, use-of-force victims and city officials have failed to persuade police departments to change dangerous and sometimes deadly policing practices, insurers are successfully dictating changes to tactics and policies, mostly at small to medium-size departments throughout the nation.

    In 2009, a local insurance risk pool warned the 60-officer Maywood Police Department in California that it would lose its coverage if it did not enact more than a dozen changes focused on reducing violent encounters with the public. When police failed to do so, the risk pool pulled its coverage, and the department disbanded.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on 'Shocking breach of faith' | Spectrum owes $7 billion in punitive damages for murder of Texas customer in ~news

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    Update: Judge reduced total down to the legal max of $1.1B, Charter (as you'd expect) is appealing.

    Update: Judge reduced total down to the legal max of $1.1B, Charter (as you'd expect) is appealing.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Hellraiser | Official trailer in ~movies

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    Worth noting that Clive Barker only had a real hand in the first two movies and just got the copyright for this back in the last couple of years. Which is why this is actually generating buzz and...

    Worth noting that Clive Barker only had a real hand in the first two movies and just got the copyright for this back in the last couple of years. Which is why this is actually generating buzz and looks good.

    A more detailed look/background at the noteworthy cenobites.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Why do new cars look like this? (Gray and without any flake, as if formed out of dough) in ~design

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    As seemingly the resident car nut: It's a trend. People like to blend in. The yellow Porsche and green BMW at the end of the post are rare examples for a reason. It takes a certain kind of person...

    As seemingly the resident car nut:

    1. It's a trend.
    2. People like to blend in. The yellow Porsche and green BMW at the end of the post are rare examples for a reason. It takes a certain kind of person to want something that stands out so much. Dodge is known for some crazy colors in the 70's, but they're actually fairly rare to find because while they are cool, most people still bought the standard black, red, blue, or gray; not the purple or orange. Feel free to go look for images of the cars in the post, you'll be hard pressed to find them. Another example is the super bright colors of the 80's that people like to think was the norm. Hate to break it to you kids, if the 80's was a color it'd be brown.
    3. Not adding an ingredient (such as metal flake) to paint makes it cheaper to produce. Take a guess what manufacturers love to do...
    4. "Murdered out" is dead, but the reason a glossy top coat over it is popular is because it makes the flat colors of that trend easier to care for. Flat paintjobs are/were a pain in the ass to keep looking good.
    5. Not everyone likes glitter.

    To sum up the post in a TL:DR:

    First present on high end goods, trend is created, people that can't afford high end goods desired it, consumer demand brought the color to more attainable fare, market responds, cycle repeats itself with next trend.

    10 votes
  10. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of September 19 in ~news

  11. Comment on The day the US TV industry died in ~tech

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    Driven finally into unprofitability in its traditional market by ever stiffer competition from abroad, harmed rather than helped by a decade of economizing cutbacks in research and development, Zenith Electronics Corp.—the sole surviving U.S. manufacturer of television receivers—reportedly plans to call it quits in the business it helped to create and nourish through some 40 years of innovation.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Physics body concedes mistakes in study of missile defense in ~science

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    Two scientists said the American Physical Society had erred in evaluating their plan to use drones to shoot down North Korean long-range missiles.

    1 vote