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  1. Comment on Scientists discover the source of new CFC emissions in ~enviro

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    From https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48353341

    From https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48353341

    Further detective work in China by the Environmental Investigation Agency in 2018 seemed to indicate that the country was indeed the source. They found that the illegal chemical was used in the majority of the polyurethane insulation produced by firms they contacted.

    One seller of CFC-11 estimated that 70% of China's domestic sales used the illegal gas. The reason was quite simple - CFC-11 is better quality and much cheaper than the alternatives.

    8 votes
  2. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Today is a rainy day so I'm spending it at home catching up on admin and various household bit. Tomorrow I've got a date, should be fun!

    Today is a rainy day so I'm spending it at home catching up on admin and various household bit.

    Tomorrow I've got a date, should be fun!

    1 vote
  3. This is something I've been thinking about for a while. One of the future mechanics for tildes is the trust system (see https://docs.tildes.net/mechanics-future). People talk about building it but...

    This is something I've been thinking about for a while.

    One of the future mechanics for tildes is the trust system (see https://docs.tildes.net/mechanics-future). People talk about building it but I think we already have a small part of it in place.

    Invites are a form of trust.

    By allowing inviting the community is trusting you with the ability to add new members. That ability can be taken away or could even result in the banhammer if you persistantly invite assholes. I know that made me cautious with who I've invited to join.

    With there being a clear trail of who invited who, bad actors will have to work harder to get a foothold here. I also think that spammers are deterred with having to get an invite for every new account they make.

    A simple analogy is that you're having a party and a friend asks if they can bring a friend of theirs you don't know. Your friend says they're cool and you trust your friend due to past experiences with them so along they come. Now if this person ends up kicking your cat, pissing in the fridge, and then trying to burn your house down then the trust you had in your friend is going to diminish. Next time they want to bring a guest the answer is hell no!

    We can use the invite system as an initial way to build trust.

    9 votes
  4. Comment on Will Republican Climate Change Proposals Work? in ~enviro

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    This wikipedia article is a decent jumping off point. Maybe checkout this image as well. For a good accessible book on climate change I recommend Without the hot air by the late David Mackay. It's...

    This wikipedia article is a decent jumping off point. Maybe checkout this image as well.

    For a good accessible book on climate change I recommend Without the hot air by the late David Mackay. It's a little dated now but still incredibly informative.

    I've seen several comments on other sites saying that China needs to get their act together more than the US does, or whatever is done won't matter in the end.

    The answer to this statement is not simple since both countries are very interconnected. A big part of this is whether the measurement is total emissions or emissions/capita.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Markdown preview is now available when writing topics/comments/etc. in ~tildes.official

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    Really happy to see this implemented, thanks @wirelyre!

    Really happy to see this implemented, thanks @wirelyre!

    2 votes
  6. Comment on What are you reading these days? #18 in ~books

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    Children of Men by P.D. James. Loved the film adaption several years ago and saw this in the library so picked it up on impulse. Only just started it but already it's quite different from the film.

    Children of Men by P.D. James.

    Loved the film adaption several years ago and saw this in the library so picked it up on impulse. Only just started it but already it's quite different from the film.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What is the incentive for curl to release the library for free? in ~tech

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    It is a very rewarding feeling to improve a project and personally I find it a good outlet for creativity. Try to make your first contribution an small one that is excellent (this standard varies...

    It is a very rewarding feeling to improve a project and personally I find it a good outlet for creativity.

    Try to make your first contribution an small one that is excellent (this standard varies by project) but don't get hung on being perfect, it's a learning process.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I've been on holiday the past 2 weeks so this weekend is admin and various catch up tasks.

    I've been on holiday the past 2 weeks so this weekend is admin and various catch up tasks.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What is, in your opinion, missing on Tildes? in ~tildes

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    Tildes is already one of the best sites that I visit from a technical point of view. The only thing which would be nice is a preview box for markdown content, however I know there's already issue...

    Tildes is already one of the best sites that I visit from a technical point of view. The only thing which would be nice is a preview box for markdown content, however I know there's already issue for that on gitlab and tbh it's a minor thing.

    More users has been mentioned already.

    It might be nice to have a tildes chat (discord, irc etc) since this place isn't designed or suited for that.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Do you ever feel like you want to learn everything? in ~talk

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    True though I find that for the process of learning it pays to stick to something pretty specific for each session, even if you move around a lot between sessions.

    True though I find that for the process of learning it pays to stick to something pretty specific for each session, even if you move around a lot between sessions.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Do you ever feel like you want to learn everything? in ~talk

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    Sometimes I go on learning binges on wikipedia, stackexchange, but most often it's youtube educational videos. It's fine every so often, but I've found that sticking to one subject/area longer is...

    Sometimes I go on learning binges on wikipedia, stackexchange, but most often it's youtube educational videos.

    It's fine every so often, but I've found that sticking to one subject/area longer is generally more effective and makes me happy.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Anyone play Tekken? in ~games

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    Obviously the graphics have improved significantly, I think the fighting system has been refined as well with more emphasis on movement and less on huge combos.

    Obviously the graphics have improved significantly, I think the fighting system has been refined as well with more emphasis on movement and less on huge combos.

  13. Comment on Anyone play Tekken? in ~games

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    PS4, username is MonsterHoopz if you have one as well.

    PS4, username is MonsterHoopz if you have one as well.

  14. Comment on Anyone play Tekken? in ~games

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    There's a really useful sidestep guide (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JqXNv3Dnrj5PdMrPuIg5wvrVlZUyZBiAUUqXJhMxAnk/htmlview) that I reference a lot. But yeah I get what you mean, it's a...

    There's a really useful sidestep guide (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JqXNv3Dnrj5PdMrPuIg5wvrVlZUyZBiAUUqXJhMxAnk/htmlview) that I reference a lot.

    But yeah I get what you mean, it's a deep game. There's something like 40 characters and not having matchup knowledge can be deadly. Yesterday I played a Master Raven (rare to see) who wasn't great but I didn't really know anything about her moves so ended up losing heavily, next thing to learn I guess.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Anyone play Tekken? in ~games

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    Neat, I've never really played any other fighting game seriously until now. What didn't you like about the 3D movement?

    Neat, I've never really played any other fighting game seriously until now. What didn't you like about the 3D movement?

    1 vote
  16. Anyone play Tekken?

    I bought Tekken 7 about 6 months ago and have been seriously addicted to it ever since. My friend used to have all the old tekken games when we were really young but back then I just used to mash...

    I bought Tekken 7 about 6 months ago and have been seriously addicted to it ever since. My friend used to have all the old tekken games when we were really young but back then I just used to mash buttons.

    It's a tough game to learn and even play passably but the process of improving is very satisfying. Currently I've got Asuka to Vindicator (2nd yellow rank) and plan on sticking with her until I (eventually) reach high orange/ first red rank. Dabbled a little with Kazumi/Paul but I don't think switching characters is a good idea at this point.

    So do any tildinista's play Tekken?

    6 votes
  17. Comment on How is Tildes doing? in ~tildes

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    I was talking more in terms of the culture but from looking at Bauke's graph I agree we're not there numbers wise. My thinking is that a place like tildes will always rely on a small subset of...

    I was talking more in terms of the culture but from looking at Bauke's graph I agree we're not there numbers wise.

    My thinking is that a place like tildes will always rely on a small subset of users to function, though maybe with the trust based moderation system implemented that group would be bigger than normal.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on How is Tildes doing? in ~tildes

  19. Comment on What are people's thoughts on CAPITALIZATION in headlines/titles for EMPHASIS? in ~tildes

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    I don't like it but not in favour of a blanket ban. Submitters should use good judgement on titles, tildes users should be able to manage that.

    I don't like it but not in favour of a blanket ban. Submitters should use good judgement on titles, tildes users should be able to manage that.

    2 votes