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  1. Comment on A timeline of what it's like to spend the evening with the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion in ~enviro

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    Things that reproduce quickly (e.g. rodents) can evolve in the span of a few hundred years. I never said we would evolve, but humans are at a point where they don't need to evolve to survive. We...

    secondly, complex life does not evolve and adapt on the scale of hundreds of years, it evolves over tens to hundreds of thousands.

    Things that reproduce quickly (e.g. rodents) can evolve in the span of a few hundred years. I never said we would evolve, but humans are at a point where they don't need to evolve to survive. We have the technology to survive a lot of things. For example, if the climate got too bad for farming, we could build indoor 3 dimensional hydroponic farms.

  2. Comment on A timeline of what it's like to spend the evening with the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion in ~enviro

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    Even with climate change there still will be habitable spaces that you can grow food in. And you underestimate the power of humans, whether it is a greenhouse dome, or a giant bunker, humans will...

    This is just magical thinking. Our "cleverness" got us into this situation but there is no viable technology available or close to available that will get us out. While we have speech and prehensile thumbs, we still have to eat, drink, and breathe and climate change is going to make it much more difficult to do any of these things.

    Even with climate change there still will be habitable spaces that you can grow food in. And you underestimate the power of humans, whether it is a greenhouse dome, or a giant bunker, humans will be able to survive.

    Previous periods of change lasted tens of thousands of years, which is possible for natural life to adapt to. Our current shift is a timeframe of 100 - 200 years which most life can't adapt to. Regarding asteroid strikes, look into global warming's effect on ocean acidification. That's going to be the hammer to global warming's anvil.

    Evolution happens over generations of animals, the ones that can reproduce quicker can evolve quicker. Things like some bugs and rodents wont die (same things that mainly survived the last extinctions).

  3. Comment on A timeline of what it's like to spend the evening with the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion in ~enviro

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    I find this article very sensationalist. First off, I don't like the name "Extinction Rebellion". Yes, climate change is an issue, but I find it unlikely humans will go extinct because of it....

    I find this article very sensationalist.

    First off, I don't like the name "Extinction Rebellion". Yes, climate change is an issue, but I find it unlikely humans will go extinct because of it. Humans are the most crafty and resourceful animals on the planet, they are also the smartest and understand the world better than anything else.

    Second, in the article it says: Planet Earth is hurtling toward irrecoverable destruction at an alarming rate. This is far from the truth, earth has experienced climates way wormer than what it will be in the next hundred years; but life adapted and evolved. Ffs earth has recovered from asteroid strikes that blotted out the sun for years.

    Climate change is an issue that will affect many people, but this article makes it seem like the world is ending.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Central American Farmers Head to the U.S., Fleeing Climate Change in ~enviro

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    Yet we still have people in the USA that deny that its even happening, despite the affects being seen right now. People are so damn ignorant.

    Yet we still have people in the USA that deny that its even happening, despite the affects being seen right now.

    People are so damn ignorant.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Crazy idea to help stop the spreading of untruthful news. in ~tildes

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    I don't understand what you mean by this A vote maybe File a complaint to the fact checkers, they can re-review it If tildes ever grows, maybe payment. Otherwise just the knowledge that you are...
    1. I don't understand what you mean by this
    2. A vote maybe
    3. File a complaint to the fact checkers, they can re-review it
    4. If tildes ever grows, maybe payment. Otherwise just the knowledge that you are stopping the spread of misinformation.
    5. The fact checkers aren't there to completely moderate, but to weed out the bad sources, so that might not be as big of a problem once some of the sources have been ruled out.
    1 vote
  6. One of the main issues with news on social media is the spread of fake or false news. This happens on every platform that allows sharing news. If Tildes continues to gain popularity, this will...

    One of the main issues with news on social media is the spread of fake or false news. This happens on every platform that allows sharing news. If Tildes continues to gain popularity, this will likely happen on Tildes. I had an Idea: what if tildes had a group of fact checkers that check to see if the news is truthful, and block posts that link to untrustworthy new sites? could be like a 3 strikes thing, where if a new source has 3 articles posted that have misinformation, they would be blocked (the post also removed).

    This is just an idea, feel free to highlight any issues with it.

    11 votes
  7. Comment on Computing Forever - The EU just destroyed the internet in ~tech

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    It should also be mentioned that Memes arent banned. It says specifically that it does not apply to Parodies, Memes, or Gifs.

    It should also be mentioned that Memes arent banned. It says specifically that it does not apply to Parodies, Memes, or Gifs.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Youtube Alternatives in ~tech

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    I have seen some youtubers switch over to a service called Vanillo. Vanillo seems small at the moment though.

    I have seen some youtubers switch over to a service called Vanillo. Vanillo seems small at the moment though.

  9. Comment on What do you think will be the next big innovation to smart phones? in ~tech

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    I don't think wireless charging technology is quite ready for that yet. Maybe in 5 years though.

    I don't think wireless charging technology is quite ready for that yet. Maybe in 5 years though.

  10. Comment on BirthStrikers: meet the women who refuse to have children until climate change ends in ~enviro

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    Unfortunately, large corporations that spew massive amounts of Co2 will not be persuaded by a few women that refuse to have kids. But hey, things are looking better: more car companies are going...

    Unfortunately, large corporations that spew massive amounts of Co2 will not be persuaded by a few women that refuse to have kids. But hey, things are looking better: more car companies are going electric, people from around the world are protesting, there are multiple companies working on carbon capture tech. The world is getting more environmentally aware in general.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on What do you think will be the next big innovation to smart phones? in ~tech

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    Iirc they are using glass to enable it to wireless charge (conductive metal would be inducted instead of the charging coil)

    Iirc they are using glass to enable it to wireless charge (conductive metal would be inducted instead of the charging coil)

  12. Comment on Shootings at Christchurch mosques in ~news

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    The fucker even live streamed it... What an absolute fucking shitty fucking asshole of a human. Disgusting.

    The fucker even live streamed it... What an absolute fucking shitty fucking asshole of a human. Disgusting.

    7 votes
  13. Comment on What do you think will be the next big innovation to smart phones? in ~tech

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    Personally, I think the notch will be replaced by under-screen cameras, that will only appear when you want to take a picture. We have transparent OLED screens, so I think it is possible.

    Personally, I think the notch will be replaced by under-screen cameras, that will only appear when you want to take a picture. We have transparent OLED screens, so I think it is possible.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on What are your views on hydrogen powered vehicles? in ~tech

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    Iirc lithium hasn't outpaced in power density, (hydrogen is about 200x more power dense), but batteries are more efficient.

    Iirc lithium hasn't outpaced in power density, (hydrogen is about 200x more power dense), but batteries are more efficient.

  15. Comment on What are your views on hydrogen powered vehicles? in ~tech

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    Well, hydrogen can be produced from water via electrolysis, but this is only about 80% efficient.

    Well, hydrogen can be produced from water via electrolysis, but this is only about 80% efficient.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on What are your views on hydrogen powered vehicles? in ~tech

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    There are some good in-depth videos on youtube about how they work. The wikipedia page also has some nice information.

    There are some good in-depth videos on youtube about how they work. The wikipedia page also has some nice information.