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  1. Comment on First lady’s ‘I don’t care’ jacket causes a stir in ~design

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    I'm simultaneously surprised that nobody on the First Lady's staff recognized that this could have poor optics and yet not surprised at all.

    I'm simultaneously surprised that nobody on the First Lady's staff recognized that this could have poor optics and yet not surprised at all.

    19 votes
  2. Comment on Mechanical keyboards, anyone? in ~hobbies

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    I'll second the browns. It's a nice tactile feel without needing to push too hard. I haven't tried other types, though. First had a Ducky Shine 3, then moved to a Corsair K70 Lux RGB keyboard when...

    I'll second the browns. It's a nice tactile feel without needing to push too hard. I haven't tried other types, though. First had a Ducky Shine 3, then moved to a Corsair K70 Lux RGB keyboard when it bit the dust. Both were pretty solid keyboards and have great backlighting with customization.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Koko, the beloved gorilla that learned to communicate using sign language, has died in ~humanities

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    I helped out at the Foundation for a time. I wasn't proficient in sign language so she'd use a few basic signs and I'd ask yes/no questions for the most part. She would most often ask me to take a...

    I helped out at the Foundation for a time. I wasn't proficient in sign language so she'd use a few basic signs and I'd ask yes/no questions for the most part. She would most often ask me to take a nap or ask for a flower (or "stink" in her version of sign language).

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Koko, the beloved gorilla that learned to communicate using sign language, has died in ~humanities

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    Rest in peace, dear Koko. I'm sorry I didn't get to say goodbye, but at least you were healthy and happy when I last saw you. I hope there are plenty of pretty red roses in heaven for you to eat.

    Rest in peace, dear Koko. I'm sorry I didn't get to say goodbye, but at least you were healthy and happy when I last saw you. I hope there are plenty of pretty red roses in heaven for you to eat.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on We don't lock people in cages in ~talk

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    I don't think OP is under any delusion that the US was perfect, but would rather work toward a more perfect union rather than look at the past and say "well, we've always been a bunch of shitters,...

    I don't think OP is under any delusion that the US was perfect, but would rather work toward a more perfect union rather than look at the past and say "well, we've always been a bunch of shitters, guess that's all we'll ever be."

    I read this as "this should not be who we are, we're better than this" rather than "we've never done this shit before, it's not us."

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Jurassic World: Evolution feels like a copy paste of Operation Genesis in ~games

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    I agree that in its current state it's not really worth the $60 price tag unless you have the money to burn and really want to play right away. I hope they continue developing the game since at...

    I agree that in its current state it's not really worth the $60 price tag unless you have the money to burn and really want to play right away. I hope they continue developing the game since at its core I think it can be really fun. Main gripes are the fact that you can't speed up time at all and the contracts are really grindy. Larger maps would be a great inclusion as well, or at least make varied map sizes for sandbox mode.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Post one of your favorite songs have other tilderados recommend a related song in ~music

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    Broods - Couldn't Believe This song came up on one of my radio stations the other day and I just loved it for some reason.

    Broods - Couldn't Believe This song came up on one of my radio stations the other day and I just loved it for some reason.

  8. Comment on How do you discover music? in ~music

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    I use Google Play Music and often will just listen to their Pandora-esque "Radio" stations. I'll just have them play a radio station based on an artist I like and I'll often discover new artists...

    I use Google Play Music and often will just listen to their Pandora-esque "Radio" stations. I'll just have them play a radio station based on an artist I like and I'll often discover new artists that have a similar-enough sound that the algorithm puts them in the mix. As someone else mentioned, movies/TV/games and their trailers are also good places for new music. Back when I used to have cable, I'd even hear songs on commercials that I'd look up and listen to later!

  9. Comment on Smash Bros. Ultimate looks amazing. Who are you guys going to main? in ~games

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    I've never been a huge competitive player and didn't play the Wii U or 3DS versions of the game, but I used to play a lot of Kirby and Ike in Melee and Brawl if I remember right.

    I've never been a huge competitive player and didn't play the Wii U or 3DS versions of the game, but I used to play a lot of Kirby and Ike in Melee and Brawl if I remember right.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Smash Bros. Ultimate looks amazing. Who are you guys going to main? in ~games

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    The Switch is pretty awesome, generally you can play games online or in local co-op. I haven't been following this new announcement closely enough to say for certain whether or not it will have...

    The Switch is pretty awesome, generally you can play games online or in local co-op. I haven't been following this new announcement closely enough to say for certain whether or not it will have online play (though I think it should... Mario Kart did...).

  11. Comment on What have you been playing, and what do you think of it? in ~games

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    Played a bit of Jurassic World Evolution last night (yesterday was its release day). It was pretty good, though you can't pause or speed up time which was annoying. It's essentially a management...

    Played a bit of Jurassic World Evolution last night (yesterday was its release day). It was pretty good, though you can't pause or speed up time which was annoying. It's essentially a management sim game in the same vein as the Zoo Tycoon series, but with better graphics and more likelihood of failure. I lived off of the Zoo Tycoon games as a kid, so I have high hopes that this may scratch that itch.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - let's start gathering some thoughts for commenting guidelines in ~tildes.official

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    Make edits in good faith, not to completely change your argument. If you do need to make edits to your original comment that significantly alter the meaning or content (in other words, more than...

    Make edits in good faith, not to completely change your argument. If you do need to make edits to your original comment that significantly alter the meaning or content (in other words, more than just fixing some spelling and grammar errors), add an "EDIT:" section somewhere in the comment stating what you changed and why.

    Also, don't flame people for their poor grammar. This isn't everyone's first language and it's possible to make a good argument even if it has poor presentation.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Do you think the world is getting better or worse? in ~talk

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    I think an interesting aspect of this is that on an individual level, things tend to seem to be getting worse as we get older. This primarily stems from the fact that as we grow, we understand...

    I think an interesting aspect of this is that on an individual level, things tend to seem to be getting worse as we get older. This primarily stems from the fact that as we grow, we understand more about the world and pay attention to things that don't directly affect us. As a kid or young adult, you generally only pay attention to events that directly impact you and as long as your life is going well, you assume society as a whole is doing well. As you get older, you pay more attention to the negative headlines around you and it seems as though everything is falling apart compared to how it used to be.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - banning for bad-faith/trolling behavior in ~tildes.official

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    If the behavior was noticeable enough for several users to comment on it, it probably was a deserving ban. For those people who are concerned about well-meaning edits being construed as malicious,...

    If the behavior was noticeable enough for several users to comment on it, it probably was a deserving ban. For those people who are concerned about well-meaning edits being construed as malicious, I would reiterate my suggestion in another thread about this topic that we make an effort to make "EDIT:" type notes when making substantial changes to an original comment. I've noticed a bunch of people already starting to do it and I think it will be helpful for transparency. I don't know if it should become a "rule" or community standard, that's up to the rest of you.

    EDIT: Link to comment I'm referencing: https://tildes.net/~tildes/1w2/standard_procedure_to_deal_with_someone_that_seems_like_a_troll#comment-jh9

    6 votes
  15. Comment on How often do you go to write a comment or a post online, and after a bit of time spent writing you decide that it is crap and just delete it? Is this a good thing? in ~talk

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    I do this all the time. Either I realize I'm not really contributing anything useful to the conversation or decide it's not a debate worth getting myself into.

    I do this all the time. Either I realize I'm not really contributing anything useful to the conversation or decide it's not a debate worth getting myself into.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Standard procedure to deal with someone that seems like a troll in ~tildes

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    Maybe we should make it part of community standards to add an "EDIT: [reason]" section when removing content from a comment? This wouldn't be necessary for simple spelling errors and such, but it...

    Maybe we should make it part of community standards to add an "EDIT: [reason]" section when removing content from a comment? This wouldn't be necessary for simple spelling errors and such, but it would allow mods/admins to tell who's editing their comments in good faith to keep a civil tone and who is editing comments to bait people into a flame war.

    10 votes
  17. Comment on Standard procedure to deal with someone that seems like a troll in ~tildes

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    I would hope that people who edit out statements like this would at least add in an "EDIT: Whoa, sorry this sentence was way out of line/this sentence seems to have provoked more of a response...

    I would hope that people who edit out statements like this would at least add in an "EDIT: Whoa, sorry this sentence was way out of line/this sentence seems to have provoked more of a response than intended" if they aren't intending to cause drama. At least, that seems like the right way to handle that type of situation to me.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on Tildes Daily discussion - let's talk more about filtering in ~tildes.official

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    Eh, but then I'd see it if someone decided to be cheeky and add another tag in there like "potg" or "pro play" or something.

    Eh, but then I'd see it if someone decided to be cheeky and add another tag in there like "potg" or "pro play" or something.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Tildes Daily discussion - let's talk more about filtering in ~tildes.official

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    This sounds like a good way to allow people to filter out noise but still be aware of things that are going on. For instance, other comments have used particular games as an example. Maybe I don't...

    This sounds like a good way to allow people to filter out noise but still be aware of things that are going on. For instance, other comments have used particular games as an example. Maybe I don't give a crap about Overwatch and don't want to see the spam. I won't, for the most part, unless some extraordinarily noteworthy event happens and the topic breaks through the filter. This should happen fairly rarely and it's good to be aware that something that impactful happened in the gaming community (at least in my opinion).

    The tricky part will be determining what the threshold should be for a breakthrough. For example, if we continue with the Overwatch example, I would expect topics about seasonal events to be way more popular than average topics, but if I don't want to see Overwatch content, I probably don't care about the seasonal events going on either. The kind of events I would want to see would be controversies about microtransactions, questionable decisions by Blizzard, etc. High-level controversies that could have an impact on the industry as a whole moving forward.

    I don't know the best way to implement it, but I do agree that if an event is impactful enough, it's probably good for the rest of the group to be aware of it even if it's filtered.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on Tildes Daily discussion - let's talk more about filtering in ~tildes.official

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    I think in this case you could avoid gaming news altogether just by not subbing to ~games. You'd only see gaming-related news in the rare event that something related to gaming happened to be...

    I think in this case you could avoid gaming news altogether just by not subbing to ~games. You'd only see gaming-related news in the rare event that something related to gaming happened to be noteworthy AND relevant to a non-gaming topic.

    1 vote