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  1. Comment on Global Condemnation of 'Appalling' Coup in Bolivia as Military Forces Socialist President Evo Morales to Resign in ~news

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    Thank you for this long response, I'm happy to see some opinions on these things from somebody who actually lives the experiences of corruption in Brazil. All too often I see other European or US...

    Thank you for this long response, I'm happy to see some opinions on these things from somebody who actually lives the experiences of corruption in Brazil. All too often I see other European or US leftists excuse Lula as some kind of misunderstood revolutionary or necessary evil in a fight against the far-right.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on The effects animation of Hollow Knight in ~games.game_design

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    I love how expertly Daniel manages to break down animations to their core components, and he has a knack for presenting it as well. I hadn't even noticed how minimalist the animations and...

    I love how expertly Daniel manages to break down animations to their core components, and he has a knack for presenting it as well. I hadn't even noticed how minimalist the animations and key-frames on the Knight actually are in practice, because so much information is carried by the effects.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on OpenAI releases the largest version (1.5B parameters) of their GPT-2 language model, along with code and model weights in ~comp

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    I'm glad to read they are conducting research into detection or other counter-measures with other universities as well. It may well become an issue of national security in the current social media...

    I'm glad to read they are conducting research into detection or other counter-measures with other universities as well. It may well become an issue of national security in the current social media climate if fake news generation is automated and deployed at scale and able to actually fool people.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Those People We Tried to Cancel? They’re All Hanging Out Together in ~life

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    The right-leaning media has latched on hard to the word "cancelled", which is somewhat weird given it originated (as I understand) in the spheres LGBT+ people of color. I guess the pull is that,...

    The right-leaning media has latched on hard to the word "cancelled", which is somewhat weird given it originated (as I understand) in the spheres LGBT+ people of color. I guess the pull is that, because people are likely unfamiliar with it, it's just vague enough to become the repository for a bunch of grievances and victim complexes.

    The other thing which weirds me out is how readily they assert that this is some kind of recent phenomena, as if public or localized outrage has not always been a thing. Did we just magically forget the word "paparazzi", are we going to pretend that never existed because now the population has a more public means to voice their displeasure and have it be seen by celebrities and public intellectuals? Even if you boil it down to just the academic world: people becoming social and academic pariahs isn't new either.

    15 votes
  5. Comment on Corporate Music - How to Compose with no Soul in ~music

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    I don't really have any experience with that, sorry. I figure platforms like Skillshare or Coursera might have music theory courses, and perhaps some universities will have courses online.

    I don't really have any experience with that, sorry. I figure platforms like Skillshare or Coursera might have music theory courses, and perhaps some universities will have courses online.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Corporate Music - How to Compose with no Soul in ~music

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    What's keeping you?

    What's keeping you?

    1 vote
  7. Comment on I've been accepted into GitHub Sponsors - if you have a Patreon pledge or other recurring donation to Tildes, I'd really appreciate it if you could move it over in ~tildes.official

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    Unfortunately I'm currently unable to keep donating due to credit card issues. Will pledge on Github as soon as I get it sorted out though.

    Unfortunately I'm currently unable to keep donating due to credit card issues. Will pledge on Github as soon as I get it sorted out though.

    8 votes
  8. Comment on This Video Is Sponsored By ███ VPN in ~tech

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    This is a very good point, but I feel as though a lot of people are going to look at VPNs as the one-stop solution to a problem they think they have, instead of one piece of a bigger solution to a...

    This is a very good point, but I feel as though a lot of people are going to look at VPNs as the one-stop solution to a problem they think they have, instead of one piece of a bigger solution to a problem we collectively have. Having a VPN doesn't necessarily block your ISP or other 3d parties from tracking you unless you take extra steps, steps people who get NordVPN from a podcast referral might just not know to take. What we need is a change in the conversation around digital rights and our policies regarding them, and I feel as though people getting a VPN is going to give them an easy "out". After all why bother with the systemic issues if you just push the button to be safe, right?

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Liberal Mom Forces Son to be Transgender? - The Younger Case in ~lgbt

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    From what I've seen he wasn't legally deemed unfit, but the courts very much took the mother's side after the CPS representative revealed Luna was sometimes scared of her dad and the kind of...

    From what I've seen he wasn't legally deemed unfit, but the courts very much took the mother's side after the CPS representative revealed Luna was sometimes scared of her dad and the kind of punishments he doled out.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on This Video Is Sponsored By ███ VPN in ~tech

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    I feel as though most Tildes users probably already know this, but I think it's still a useful piece of information to spread. Especially with how pervasive VPNs are becoming in online content....

    I feel as though most Tildes users probably already know this, but I think it's still a useful piece of information to spread. Especially with how pervasive VPNs are becoming in online content. Most people simply do not need one and I'm increasingly troubled by how many people are making the mistake I made years ago of getting a VPN for things that don't need a VPN or won't be solved by having one.

    10 votes
  11. Comment on Facebook is using the Menlo Park Police Department to reshape the city in ~news

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    I agree with the notion that this is a somewhat worrying development, not in the least because Facebook seems to be increasingly willing to sacrifice any idea of public good for it's own.

    I agree with the notion that this is a somewhat worrying development, not in the least because Facebook seems to be increasingly willing to sacrifice any idea of public good for it's own.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on What is a subject you could talk for 2+ hours about with a great degree of accuracy and no preparation whatsoever? in ~talk

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    Is the oft-touted idea that the tabletop industry is experiencing a revival true, in your eyes?

    the state of the tabletop industry

    Is the oft-touted idea that the tabletop industry is experiencing a revival true, in your eyes?

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What is a subject you could talk for 2+ hours about with a great degree of accuracy and no preparation whatsoever? in ~talk

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    What's your favorite movie that taught you something about making movies?

    What's your favorite movie that taught you something about making movies?

    1 vote
  14. Comment on World of Warcraft Classic And What We Left Behind in ~games

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    One thing which really stood out to me in this video was the idea of "Social Dependency", and how the limited resources of the servers and the need for organization in guilds, may have encouraged...

    One thing which really stood out to me in this video was the idea of "Social Dependency", and how the limited resources of the servers and the need for organization in guilds, may have encouraged people to put up with the most toxic members of the community in order to access the higher-end content.
    I wonder if something similar occurred, at the time, in online communities, but from before the mid 2000s even. Back when the ability to create an online community was contingent on being able to operate a server, or at least know how to operate a phpBB board or IRC channel. So if you wanted to hang out online you might have had to swallow your feelings a few times to stay in the community.

    There's some discourse every now and again about how people are supposedly more sensitive to hurtful language and/or behavior. But I'm wondering if that's not simply a reflection of decreased social dependency. It's easy, now, to just create a new Subreddit or Discord server, and pull in members from other communities, when you can no longer put up with toxicity from your original community. It's become less necessary to put up with things since there's less barriers to simply starting a new social group.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    An app being free but locking features behind a premium version is bullshit and I'm not petty for uninstalling them as soon as they ask me for money.

    An app being free but locking features behind a premium version is bullshit and I'm not petty for uninstalling them as soon as they ask me for money.

    5 votes