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  1. Comment on Let's talk about possible UI changes to make donating to Tildes more obvious. in ~tildes

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    We could add a donate link in the User Menu under misc, I don't think many people read the footer on any site. Another idea is that we have a Wikipedia style push for donations each year.

    We could add a donate link in the User Menu under misc, I don't think many people read the footer on any site.

    Another idea is that we have a Wikipedia style push for donations each year.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Do you think a collapse is coming? in ~talk

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    My own feelings on this subject are complicated and have varied over time. Putting aside nuclear war as a possibility, I don't think we face an immediate collapse that results in a Mad Max style...

    My own feelings on this subject are complicated and have varied over time.

    Putting aside nuclear war as a possibility, I don't think we face an immediate collapse that results in a Mad Max style world.

    My concern is that our current way of living is unsustainable. That lack of sustainability is steadily degrading the environment which effects our ability to maintain a complex society.

    I fear a long term gradual decline that normalizes worsening living conditions.

  3. Comment on Gov. Gavin Newsom Will Halt Executions in California in ~news

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    The death penalty has been abolished in the UK for many years, but I oppose it completely in any circumstance.

    The death penalty has been abolished in the UK for many years, but I oppose it completely in any circumstance.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Recommend me some podcasts! in ~talk

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    99% Invisible is one of my favourite podcasts, I recommend you start from the beginning to get the best experience from it.

    99% Invisible is one of my favourite podcasts, I recommend you start from the beginning to get the best experience from it.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on 'Re-Imagining Paradise' — Making Plans To Rebuild A Town Destroyed By Wildfire in ~life

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    There was an episode of 99 Percent Invisible that focused on the wildfire threat in another California town (Montecito). I recommend you listen to it....

    There was an episode of 99 Percent Invisible that focused on the wildfire threat in another California town (Montecito). I recommend you listen to it.

    https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/fire-and-rain/

    2 votes
  6. Comment on How can I best offset my emissions from flying? in ~enviro

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    How often do you fly and how far? Assuming that you can't avoid flying the impact on your personal carbon emissions and energy usage is large and will likely dwarf anything else you do. The only...

    How often do you fly and how far?

    Assuming that you can't avoid flying the impact on your personal carbon emissions and energy usage is large and will likely dwarf anything else you do.

    The only way to counter this is to pay for carbon offsets. However I don't really know much about how reliable those schemes are so can't recommend anything specific.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on "Deep Adaptation": a paper that predicts an inevitable near-term social collapse due to climate change in ~enviro

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    Doing good work here, I think everyone should read the paper rather than the Vice articles' more sensationalist take on it. Having read it I need some time to digest and understand what it's...

    Doing good work here, I think everyone should read the paper rather than the Vice articles' more sensationalist take on it.

    Having read it I need some time to digest and understand what it's trying to say as it's not exactly your average paper.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is coming to Steam, Switch, PS4, and Xbox One on April 9 in ~games

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    Awesome! These games always seemed interesting but I don't have a DS. Only question is whether to get it on PS4 or Steam. edit: ah looks like Windows only in the specs, PS4 it is.

    Awesome! These games always seemed interesting but I don't have a DS. Only question is whether to get it on PS4 or Steam.

    edit: ah looks like Windows only in the specs, PS4 it is.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on China blocks 17.5 million plane tickets for people without enough 'social credit' in ~news

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    Where is the Independent getting these figures? I don't see a source listed. Ah now I see they reference the Associated Press but don't link to the original article...
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    Where is the Independent getting these figures? I don't see a source listed.

    Ah now I see they reference the Associated Press but don't link to the original article (https://apnews.com/9d43f4b74260411797043ddd391c13d8), it's copied quite closely anyway.

    But the Associated Press doesn't link or attach the report which is annoying.

    I found https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/2186606/chinas-social-credit-system-shows-its-teeth-banning-millions which seems to be the base source but again no report.

    Digging even further I found https://www.creditchina.gov.cn/home/lianhejiangchegn/201902/t20190215_146958.html (translation needed) which is the authoritative source, how much credit (badum-tish) to give the CCP as an honest source I leave up to you.

    13 votes
  10. Comment on Where do you purchase your books online? in ~books

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    I'm from the UK, most of the time I try to get my books from https://www.hive.co.uk/ They give a percentage of each sale to local bookshops, you can even nominate which shop you'd like to receive...

    I'm from the UK, most of the time I try to get my books from https://www.hive.co.uk/

    They give a percentage of each sale to local bookshops, you can even nominate which shop you'd like to receive the cut.

  11. Comment on I just discovered Steam in ~games

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    Throwing out a few of my favourite Steam games. FTL Papers Please Grim Fandango Don't Starve (and further expansions)

    Throwing out a few of my favourite Steam games.

    • FTL
    • Papers Please
    • Grim Fandango
    • Don't Starve (and further expansions)
    3 votes
  12. Comment on What recent changes have you made to reduce your environmental impact? in ~enviro

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    Old version of this topic (https://tildes.net/~enviro/7bo/what_are_you_doing_to_reduce_your_impact) in case anyone wants to read it. I'm eating less beef than ever and trying to cook more...

    Old version of this topic (https://tildes.net/~enviro/7bo/what_are_you_doing_to_reduce_your_impact) in case anyone wants to read it.

    I'm eating less beef than ever and trying to cook more vegetarian meals.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Having children is one of the most destructive things you can to do the environment, say researchers in ~enviro

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    The paper is open access and available at https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541/pdf I find it very annoying when news organizations don't link to the original study.

    The paper is open access and available at https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541/pdf
    I find it very annoying when news organizations don't link to the original study.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on The long-awaited moment... Dracula theme added! Oh also, the site is publicly visible now (but let's not be too noisy about it yet). in ~tildes.official

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    The big day has arrived! I'm really happy to see this happen, thank you so much for creating this place! My hope is that being publicly visible will allow better conversion of potential interests...

    The big day has arrived! I'm really happy to see this happen, thank you so much for creating this place!

    My hope is that being publicly visible will allow better conversion of potential interests into active users.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Los Angeles To Phase Out 3 Natural Gas Plants, Replace Them With Clean Energy in ~enviro

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    That sounds ambitious! I guess they would have to buy that power independently since they're not part of CAISO (at least last time I checked). It's tough to support that many people in such a...

    That sounds ambitious! I guess they would have to buy that power independently since they're not part of CAISO (at least last time I checked). It's tough to support that many people in such a small space without importing.

    Map of electricity regions of California.
    https://www.rtoinsider.com/wp-content/uploads/EIM-Map-2017-Nov-CAISO-FI.jpg

  16. Comment on Los Angeles To Phase Out 3 Natural Gas Plants, Replace Them With Clean Energy in ~enviro

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    About 3.4GW of gas generation in total that is being phased out. I'm interested to see what they replace it with. Gas is often used to cover peaks in demand in addition to providing baseload. I...

    About 3.4GW of gas generation in total that is being phased out.

    I'm interested to see what they replace it with. Gas is often used to cover peaks in demand in addition to providing baseload. I guess they will look towards more solar power (wind probably not great in LA) and storage along with increased imports from other parts of California.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    Ok that's just insane. I guess I'm too used to the UK system which for all it's issues (and there's many) is fairer overall to both parties.

    Ok that's just insane.

    I guess I'm too used to the UK system which for all it's issues (and there's many) is fairer overall to both parties.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    You need to find/get a copy of your lease, it is extremely important to know what the terms of your rental are rather than assuming anything or taking what someone says as "fact".

    You need to find/get a copy of your lease, it is extremely important to know what the terms of your rental are rather than assuming anything or taking what someone says as "fact".

    2 votes
  19. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    I don't live in the USA but it is unlikely they could kick you out quickly in this situation. Do you have a copy of your lease? How is the rent paid?

    The government shutdown has been putting increasing stress on me because of the human development people dont get funded and I can literally be kicked out for not paying the full non subsidized rent when they are shut down and not giving funds to us poor folks.

    I don't live in the USA but it is unlikely they could kick you out quickly in this situation. Do you have a copy of your lease? How is the rent paid?