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  1. Comment on Today’s Firefox release aims to reduce your online annoyances in ~tech

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    Git can store binary files too, it's just a lot less efficient if it can't figure out a diff (and you won't be able to view a meaningful diff between versions or anything).

    Git can store binary files too, it's just a lot less efficient if it can't figure out a diff (and you won't be able to view a meaningful diff between versions or anything).

  2. Comment on What would be a good security setup for me? in ~tech

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    Right, but it sounds like their Bitwarden is using 2FA too ("I have my Bitwarden 2FA backup code in my wallet and in a safe at my house"), so the question is whether there's a (realistic) case...

    Right, but it sounds like their Bitwarden is using 2FA too ("I have my Bitwarden 2FA backup code in my wallet and in a safe at my house"), so the question is whether there's a (realistic) case where someone gets access to the Bitwarden second factor but not the other ones.

  3. Comment on Nintendo Switch - Nindies Showcase Spring 2019 in ~games

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    I love Super Crate Box. If you don't already know about it, you might want to check out Super Mutant Alien Assault, which calls itself "The Citizen Kane of Super Crate Box clones".

    I love Super Crate Box. If you don't already know about it, you might want to check out Super Mutant Alien Assault, which calls itself "The Citizen Kane of Super Crate Box clones".

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Google Stadia Hands-On in ~games

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    Yes, "stadia" is the Latin plural of "stadium", the same way you go from "medium" to "media". I spent way too long debating over a name for Tildes and honestly, I think most names are terrible if...

    Yes, "stadia" is the Latin plural of "stadium", the same way you go from "medium" to "media".

    I spent way too long debating over a name for Tildes and honestly, I think most names are terrible if you focus on them in isolation, we just get accustomed to them. The most popular site in the world is named "Facebook", that's a pretty objectively terrible name (yes, I know what a face book is, but it's still not a good name). Google is an accidental misspelling of "googol", a word hardly anyone knows. Nintendo named a system "Wii" and then even named the next one "Wii U", double awful. You just get used to them all and stop noticing how bad they are.

  5. Comment on Jair Bolsonaro visits White House, reiterates opposition to LGBTI rights during joint press conference in ~lgbt

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    That's up to @dubteedub, they can delete this one and resubmit if they like. I could remove everything too, but that might be a bit weird. This is definitely a more general problem we should try...

    That's up to @dubteedub, they can delete this one and resubmit if they like. I could remove everything too, but that might be a bit weird.

    This is definitely a more general problem we should try to address at some point though. I'd like some way to split off all the meta discussions, especially when they become totally obsolete after they lead up to a change that gets made.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Can anyone edit the title of post, or are there only certain editors/moderators? in ~tildes

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    The questions have been answered, and this has rapidly just turned into bickering, so I'm going to lock it.

    The questions have been answered, and this has rapidly just turned into bickering, so I'm going to lock it.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Can anyone edit the title of post, or are there only certain editors/moderators? in ~tildes

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    Nope, we've been doing it for almost a year and it's been totally fine. You've been here for about a day, so I don't think you have much perspective other than "this isn't how reddit works". This...

    Nope, we've been doing it for almost a year and it's been totally fine. You've been here for about a day, so I don't think you have much perspective other than "this isn't how reddit works". This isn't reddit, don't try to look at everything here through that lens.

    9 votes
  8. Comment on Jair Bolsonaro visits White House, reiterates opposition to LGBTI rights during joint press conference in ~lgbt

  9. Comment on Jair Bolsonaro visits White House, reiterates opposition to LGBTI rights during joint press conference in ~lgbt

    Deimos Link Parent
    Yes, the Topic Log in the sidebar.

    Yes, the Topic Log in the sidebar.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Can anyone edit the title of post, or are there only certain editors/moderators? in ~tildes

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    If someone misuses the ability to change tags or edit titles, I (or someone else) fixes what they did, and I take that ability away from them. This is a core principle of Tildes: Trust people, but...

    How is not having a downvote button better if people can just tag anything they want as "fakenews" or change the title whenever they want?

    If someone misuses the ability to change tags or edit titles, I (or someone else) fixes what they did, and I take that ability away from them. This is a core principle of Tildes: Trust people, but punish abusers

    Furthermore, can people simply remove whatever post they don't care for on a sub?

    I am the only one that can remove posts right now (and this probably won't change until the site is much larger).

    10 votes
  11. Comment on Jair Bolsonaro visits White House, reiterates opposition to LGBTI rights during joint press conference in ~lgbt

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    Thanks, I'm going to go with the first one since it seems like the best article overall.

    Thanks, I'm going to go with the first one since it seems like the best article overall.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Jair Bolsonaro visits White House, reiterates opposition to LGBTI rights during joint press conference in ~lgbt

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    I don't know if it's worth fretting over the details of it (or even keeping this specific link), but I wonder if it would be better as something like: Here's the full quote: Overall, maybe just a...

    I don't know if it's worth fretting over the details of it (or even keeping this specific link), but I wonder if it would be better as something like:

    Trump nods along as Bolsonaro says their countries are united for "traditional family lifestyles", and against gender ideology, politically correct attitudes, and fake news.

    Here's the full quote:

    In conclusion, may I say that Brazil and the United States stand side-by-side in their efforts to ensure liberties and respect to traditional family lifestyles, respect to God our creator, against the gender ideology or the politically correct attitudes and against fake news.

    Overall, maybe just a link to the entire press conference video is best, instead of focusing on one 10-second span of an event over 20 minutes long (and that detail could still be in the comments).

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Jair Bolsonaro visits White House, reiterates opposition to LGBTI rights during joint press conference in ~lgbt

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    This seems pretty sensationalized. Even the article itself says: Here's the actual section of the press conference: https://youtu.be/J8DAn1KcWxI?t=703

    This seems pretty sensationalized. Even the article itself says:

    Trump did not respond to those comments, but he smirked when Bolsonaro mentioned “fake news.”

    Here's the actual section of the press conference: https://youtu.be/J8DAn1KcWxI?t=703

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Oculus Rift S Announced in ~tech

  15. Comment on Nintendo Switch - Nindies Showcase Spring 2019 in ~games

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    Yeah, that looks amazing. The style of Necrodancer matches very well with old-school Link to the Past-like sprites. (For anyone else, it's right at the very end of the showcase video, but here's...

    Yeah, that looks amazing. The style of Necrodancer matches very well with old-school Link to the Past-like sprites.

    (For anyone else, it's right at the very end of the showcase video, but here's that trailer on its own)

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Hundreds of US cities are killing or scaling back their recycling programs in ~enviro

  17. Comment on Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human are coming to PC, leading next wave of Epic Games Store exclusives in ~games

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    Ars also posted a small interview with Tim Sweeney about the Epic Store, including that he expects prices to start being lower on Epic than Steam because of the lower platform cut:...

    Ars also posted a small interview with Tim Sweeney about the Epic Store, including that he expects prices to start being lower on Epic than Steam because of the lower platform cut: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/03/epic-ceo-youre-going-to-see-lower-prices-on-epic-games-store/

    3 votes