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  1. Comment on PoW is efficient in ~finance

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    I don't think commodities are fundamental. But if you were going to say energy is the closest thing, then I think saying any one cryptocurrency is the representation of it is pretty egotistic, and...

    I don't think commodities are fundamental. But if you were going to say energy is the closest thing, then I think saying any one cryptocurrency is the representation of it is pretty egotistic, and that cryptocurrencies in general are at best an imperfect one.

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  2. Comment on PoW is efficient in ~finance

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    Emphasis mine. I stopped reading at this point. By no means am I opposed to learning more about crypto but when you make a statement as hyperbolic as this in apparent seriousness, I can't take...

    Bitcoin is a super commodity, minted from energy, the fundamental commodity of the universe. PoW transmutes electricity into digital gold.

    Emphasis mine. I stopped reading at this point. By no means am I opposed to learning more about crypto but when you make a statement as hyperbolic as this in apparent seriousness, I can't take other the things that you say seriously either.

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  3. Comment on Cryptocurrency is an abject disaster in ~tech

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    It is hyperbolic - because if there was any slim chance of any nation actually prosecuting anyone for crimes against humanity, there is undoubtedly a long line of people who should go ahead of...

    It sounds hyperbolic but when you think about it, I think it's perfectly reasonable to suggest the people running such things should be in prison for crimes against humanity.

    It is hyperbolic - because if there was any slim chance of any nation actually prosecuting anyone for crimes against humanity, there is undoubtedly a long line of people who should go ahead of cryptocurrency people.

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  4. Comment on Share your linux desktop/setup in ~comp

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    I might use those wallpapers for my own desktop, if you wouldn't object! I like the colourful variety.

    I might use those wallpapers for my own desktop, if you wouldn't object! I like the colourful variety.

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  5. Comment on Apple Event — April 20 in ~tech

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    Wow, those look really nice. If I had the budget, I might consider getting an iMac to use as a desktop just for that reason. But I'd need to have plenty of money to throw around!

    Wow, those look really nice. If I had the budget, I might consider getting an iMac to use as a desktop just for that reason. But I'd need to have plenty of money to throw around!

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  6. Comment on Sony cancels their plan to shut down the PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita this summer in ~games

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    Damn, I didn't think I had heard that much outrage over this plan. But there must have been a huge amount if they went for the U-turn.

    Damn, I didn't think I had heard that much outrage over this plan. But there must have been a huge amount if they went for the U-turn.

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  7. Comment on There's nothing to do except gamble - NFTs, SPACs, and the future of money in ~finance

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    It's been said for a long time that wealth does not correlate with and is not a measure of goodness, even if on some fundamental level in capitalism, that's an assumption. I guess it becomes even...

    and her genuine flashes of insight (why do I get rewarded for being in the right place at the right time).

    Where's the value in hard work when the rewards and punishments are dished out almost at random? If most people grind for decades with nothing to show for it, why not gamble?

    It's been said for a long time that wealth does not correlate with and is not a measure of goodness, even if on some fundamental level in capitalism, that's an assumption. I guess it becomes even harder to believe that if you have a lot of money, you worked hard for it and/or are a good person who deserves it, when a lot more people are just winning the lottery.

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  8. Comment on Mask off in ~misc

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    Yeah, I kind of wonder what the intent was. She even said it herself, she knows it's not going to change anybody's minds. So then why put even more of yourself out there?

    Yeah, I kind of wonder what the intent was. She even said it herself, she knows it's not going to change anybody's minds. So then why put even more of yourself out there?

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  9. Comment on Mask off in ~misc

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    This was a... bit of a tough watch. Lindsay shared a few different kinds of trauma and I really think you're in a bad situation if you feel you have to do that to get internet vultures off your...

    This was a... bit of a tough watch. Lindsay shared a few different kinds of trauma and I really think you're in a bad situation if you feel you have to do that to get internet vultures off your back. Makes me want to get off the internet entirely, honestly.

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  10. Comment on What's a question you want to ask, but you're worried about how it might come across? in ~talk

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    I can get confused by this too, or I used to. If you're not familiar with the term "transgender man" or similar, it can be ambiguous. Did they transition from a man or to one? The way I think of...

    I can get confused by this too, or I used to. If you're not familiar with the term "transgender man" or similar, it can be ambiguous. Did they transition from a man or to one?

    The way I think of it is, people aren't going to tell you what they used to be and put in effort to change from, they're going to tell you what are; what they want you to know them as now. So if someone says that they are a transgender man, they must mean that they are now presently a man.

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  11. Comment on RMS addresses the free software community in ~tech

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    I don't know, actually. I heard a board member resigned a little while ago, I believe, but hadn't read about this yet.

    I don't know, actually. I heard a board member resigned a little while ago, I believe, but hadn't read about this yet.

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  12. Comment on RMS addresses the free software community in ~tech

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    Personally, I'm much more interested in the FSF board's statement on why they elected Stallman than this. I wonder why I haven't seen it posted yet.

    Personally, I'm much more interested in the FSF board's statement on why they elected Stallman than this. I wonder why I haven't seen it posted yet.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on How the slowest computer programs illuminate math’s fundamental limits in ~science

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    I thought the premise was a bit unbelievable when I first read the headline, but actually, the logic is quite simple and laid out pretty well. Albeit that "computer programs" is a bit misleading...

    I thought the premise was a bit unbelievable when I first read the headline, but actually, the logic is quite simple and laid out pretty well. Albeit that "computer programs" is a bit misleading since it's talking about Turing machine instructions. This is also the first I've heard of the busy beaver game!

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  14. Comment on The harmful ableist language you unknowingly use in ~life

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    This was addressed a little in the article: Someone who is deaf, for example, is obviously limited in relation to a hearing person, but they won't be comparing themselves to a hearing person. They...

    That judgement on people who are deaf is fair and true, despite it being sucky - disabilities are a lack of some ability,

    This was addressed a little in the article:

    First, these words give an inaccurate picture of what being disabled actually means. “To describe someone as ‘crippled by’ something is to say that they are 'limited' [or] 'trapped', perhaps,” says Hale. “But those aren't how I experience my being.”

    Someone who is deaf, for example, is obviously limited in relation to a hearing person, but they won't be comparing themselves to a hearing person. They may not consider themselves to be limited at all if being deaf is all they know - for them it's just the way things are (I presume).

    Unless, that is, they are reminded by a hearing person's careless use of language. They can sure be made to feel like they are limited in their abilities, but it doesn't feel like that would be awfully useful to them.

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  15. Comment on The harmful ableist language you unknowingly use in ~life

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    Good article. I found it an easy read and I appreciated the lack of any accusatory tone. This part was a good illustration of the point: I hope that we can find other ways to colour our language...

    Good article. I found it an easy read and I appreciated the lack of any accusatory tone. This part was a good illustration of the point:

    “Beauty standards are a good comparison, in terms of language’s psychological power,” she says. “As a parent, if I say, ‘wow, that’s beautiful’ or ‘that’s ugly’, my children see that and internalise it… This can have a profound impact, particularly if they examine themselves and feel like they don’t match the standard… The same goes for ability.”

    I hope that we can find other ways to colour our language without unintentionally colouring other people along the way.

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  16. Comment on Repeatedly finding myself upset with the conversations on Tildes in ~talk

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    As I read it the people who left Tildes did so because they were tired of constantly explaining and defending themselves on a variety of issues. What makes you think that, when they've reached the...

    I know it's unfair, but from a purely emotional perspective it feels like we're being punished for angering people who can't even be bothered to explain why they are upset. And that's why I'm so frustrated with this topic. It's also why I assumed that they were not invested in the community; they are clearly hurt enough to leave, but for some reason they don't seem to want to explain it to the rest of us so we can make things better for them.

    As I read it the people who left Tildes did so because they were tired of constantly explaining and defending themselves on a variety of issues. What makes you think that, when they've reached the point where they're giving up on doing that, they would want to litigate the reason why they're leaving?

    I mean, I think that's what Gaywallet is trying to do here: discuss those reasons before he gets to the point of stepping out.

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  17. Comment on Repeatedly finding myself upset with the conversations on Tildes in ~talk

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    Not to be flippant (and I'm not Gaywallet) but, for them not to come up in the first place? Really, I was reading that thread on Stallman and the whole time I was thinking, I'm sharing a website...

    And like you said, the topics are removed, and fairly quickly. What more could you ask for?

    Not to be flippant (and I'm not Gaywallet) but, for them not to come up in the first place? Really, I was reading that thread on Stallman and the whole time I was thinking, I'm sharing a website with the sort of people who think it's cool to litigate the lives of people with Downs syndrome?

    This topic is about the culture more so than the moderation even. Moderation can enforce culture but it can't really create it, ya know?

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  18. Comment on New groups and site mechanics - 2021 edition in ~tildes

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    I like this idea... @Gaywallet mentioned elsewhere using the malice tag to report comments but I feel like that tag assumes a level of bad faith which I amn't sure is present (maybe I'm not...

    I know someone suggested a “harmful” tag for comments which have hurtful language but were not intentional.

    I like this idea... @Gaywallet mentioned elsewhere using the malice tag to report comments but I feel like that tag assumes a level of bad faith which I amn't sure is present (maybe I'm not cynical enough). Harmful feels more forgiving, I guess.

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  19. Comment on Fontemon, a game that exists entirely within a font in ~games

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    I had no idea whatsoever that fonts could do all of this! For those interested, the explainers at the bottom of the page seem to be broken, but they can be found here.

    I had no idea whatsoever that fonts could do all of this! For those interested, the explainers at the bottom of the page seem to be broken, but they can be found here.

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