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  1. Comment on The most forgotten rule of Tildes, and why I'm leaving in ~tildes

    Eugene Link Parent
    I honestly only recognize you because people keep calling you a power user. In my experience you post no more often than I would expect anyone to. I think people are either making a fuss of it now...

    I honestly only recognize you because people keep calling you a power user. In my experience you post no more often than I would expect anyone to. I think people are either making a fuss of it now so that when the trust system is added they won't have to "compete" with you for added privileges, or they're just jealous that they don't have anything interesting to say on as many things as you do.

    14 votes
  2. Comment on Is there a way to quickly get to users or do I have type their name out in a comment or post? in ~tildes

    Eugene Link
    Tildes.net/user/username

    Tildes.net/user/username

    11 votes
  3. Comment on Cohen's lawyer says he's completely flipped and will give evidence that Trump colluded with Russia in ~news

    Eugene Link
    Can anybody with more knowledge than me explain what legal hoops America needs to jump through to get this whole mess cleaned up? Is it possible to flush out all of the co-conspirators in Trump's...

    Can anybody with more knowledge than me explain what legal hoops America needs to jump through to get this whole mess cleaned up? Is it possible to flush out all of the co-conspirators in Trump's cabinet or do we just have to do damage control until the next election? Do you even think Trump so face legal action before the next president is appointed?

    8 votes
  4. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

    Eugene Link Parent
    But they also can't get powers without messaging deimos either, so it's moot. By the time they can get power through automated systems we'll also have the systems to remove them from power

    But they also can't get powers without messaging deimos either, so it's moot. By the time they can get power through automated systems we'll also have the systems to remove them from power

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What upcoming games or updates are you excited about? in ~games

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    Destiny 2 comes out with its forsaken expansion at the end of this month, I'm pretty excited for it, but I don't know if I'm gong to buy destiny 3, I'll at least wait a month or more when it drops...

    Destiny 2 comes out with its forsaken expansion at the end of this month, I'm pretty excited for it, but I don't know if I'm gong to buy destiny 3, I'll at least wait a month or more when it drops to see if my suspicions are true that they've making disappointment a business model so that they can get fanfare for fixes and "normal" expansions or if it's just bad luck that the launch of D2 was basically a replay of the launch of D1.

    Besides that I'm really really excited for Fallout 76, I absolutely love the lore sound Bethesdian franchises, so a new Fallout is exciting for lore expansion. And I really like MMO's but can't get my friends to stick with them, but because this isnt an obvious mmo and because it's Fallout I think it'll last a lot longer in my group

    2 votes
  6. Comment on What upcoming games or updates are you excited about? in ~games

    Eugene Link Parent
    I want dayz to be good again, I'm definitely keeping an ear to the ground for 0.63 to make it to stable so I can come back and discover all the changes that I've missed

    I want dayz to be good again, I'm definitely keeping an ear to the ground for 0.63 to make it to stable so I can come back and discover all the changes that I've missed

    2 votes
  7. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

    Eugene Link Parent
    But if they abuse their abilities then those abilities can be taken away. What makes somebody who got there in 3 months because they were prolific vs someone who got there in a year because they...

    But if they abuse their abilities then those abilities can be taken away. What makes somebody who got there in 3 months because they were prolific vs someone who got there in a year because they only browse 15 minutes a day?

    5 votes
  8. Comment on It’s hard to have an unusual name in China in ~humanities

    Eugene Link Parent
    A similar but distinct issue is present for the people with the last name of null, and a woman from Hawaii with 30+ characters in her name. Pretty interesting to consider the social impact of edge...

    A similar but distinct issue is present for the people with the last name of null, and a woman from Hawaii with 30+ characters in her name.

    Pretty interesting to consider the social impact of edge cases that many programmers will usually hand wave away as being too unlikely to be a problem.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

    Eugene Link
    Let me also just throw my lot in the pile that thinks it's a non-issue. Spending a lot of time on the site or having broad interests is non a punishable offense, a prolific user gaining mod...

    Let me also just throw my lot in the pile that thinks it's a non-issue. Spending a lot of time on the site or having broad interests is non a punishable offense, a prolific user gaining mod privileges through activity did not game the system and is not less deserving of those privileges, anything like a catch up mechanic is silly and only useful in games like Mario cart, and if you are intimidated or dissuaded from posting because a popular user has posted, then that's not a fault of the system it the user, it's on you.

    If somebody was prolific because of bitting or account sharing that's different, but I can't even fathom how a normal, rule abiding user that spends a lot of time on the site could ever be a bad thing.

    9 votes
  10. Comment on What are your thoughts on species scale ethics vs individual scale? in ~humanities

    Eugene Link Parent
    Interesting, I knew there had to be an official school of thought about this but never bothered to go find it.

    Interesting, I knew there had to be an official school of thought about this but never bothered to go find it.

  11. Comment on Growing-ups: Living with your parents, single and with no clear career. Is this a failure to grow up or a whole new stage of life? in ~life

    Eugene Link Parent
    No I just mean we use words like lit and dank lol.

    No I just mean we use words like lit and dank lol.

    6 votes
  12. Comment on Feature request/discussion: Tag everyone that replied to a post in ~tildes

    Eugene Link
    Support, maybe to address the potential abuse it could be opt-in, so if you care whether the issue was resolved you can join the tag, but otherwise not

    Support, maybe to address the potential abuse it could be opt-in, so if you care whether the issue was resolved you can join the tag, but otherwise not

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Growing-ups: Living with your parents, single and with no clear career. Is this a failure to grow up or a whole new stage of life? in ~life

    Eugene Link Parent
    I think a lot of advice that people give each others on "how to deal with millennials" or "how to manage millennials" is treating us like we're an alien species that have to be studied and...

    What would you like to see prior generations do to support you better, emotionally, financially, or otherwise?

    I think a lot of advice that people give each others on "how to deal with millennials" or "how to manage millennials" is treating us like we're an alien species that have to be studied and understood, instead of realizing that we're exactly[citation needed] the same as every other generation, just using different language. The fact that x% of millennials are living with their parents or y% aren't going through traditional colleges or etc isn't because humanity has evolved. It's just a reaction to what is practical given what the world is like.

    So the things you can do to support millenials are the same things you can do to support yourselves, you just have to put yourself in our shoes instead of trying to form a simulation of us, if that makes sense. Because we're still the same.

    12 votes
  14. Comment on A general introduction to tildes in ~tildes

    Eugene Link Parent
    I was so impressed when I set up account recovery and read the privacy policy (I have never done that before, but this one was so short and simple). Tildes is definitely earning my respect.

    I was so impressed when I set up account recovery and read the privacy policy (I have never done that before, but this one was so short and simple). Tildes is definitely earning my respect.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on What are your thoughts on species scale ethics vs individual scale? in ~humanities

    Eugene Link Parent
    That made me laugh pretty hard. I can't think of anything more to add to this discussion though, so thanks for your time. I enjoyed this.

    "Your voluntary labor application has been rejected as a result of all voluntary roles already being taken"

    That made me laugh pretty hard. I can't think of anything more to add to this discussion though, so thanks for your time. I enjoyed this.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on What are your thoughts on species scale ethics vs individual scale? in ~humanities

    Eugene Link Parent
    That's a good point because it's very very true that the guilt of knowing that you're benefitting from the man will reduce your happiness, which is counter to why he's there in the first place. As...

    That's a good point because it's very very true that the guilt of knowing that you're benefitting from the man will reduce your happiness, which is counter to why he's there in the first place. As for the rotation idea, that's still under the same category as the one man, it's just more gray.

    In all of my examples I've given there's been kind of a dramatic idea that the ones suffering are suffering a lot. I do that because I'm interested in breaking down the concept into its parts, and so extremes act as a kind of controlled environment for thought experiments. In reality though, yes it's better to have people share the load, if we stick with the robotic overlord position, then individual would be everybody takes a turn at some point, and species would be these 10 or 100 or 1000 people will cycle through the role.

    So for your conscious, would you rather everybody spent a day, or a set group cycle through, but can still be happy when it's not their day. If the latter, would you be comfortable not being one of the people that cycle through? How many people would need to be in the program before you felt OK not being one of them?

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What are your thoughts on species scale ethics vs individual scale? in ~humanities

    Eugene Link Parent
    It's all hypothetical, but the core of the question is basically is it better to share the load and all be mostly happy, or to have many be very happy and few be unhappy. I think in reality it's...

    It's all hypothetical, but the core of the question is basically is it better to share the load and all be mostly happy, or to have many be very happy and few be unhappy. I think in reality it's likely to be a mixture, first world countries benefit from third world countries but will try to help out if it doesn't cost too much, for example. But I think stripping away the real world and dissecting the individual parts is valuable

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Do you sometimes get upset about Reddit's petty downvoting? in ~talk

    Eugene Link Parent
    Thanks! I'm going to stick around regardless because I know full well we're only just getting this experiment started. But I agree, the rep system will hopefully help a lot. And hopefully they can...

    Thanks! I'm going to stick around regardless because I know full well we're only just getting this experiment started. But I agree, the rep system will hopefully help a lot. And hopefully they can fix whatever caused them to remove the tag system.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on What are your thoughts on species scale ethics vs individual scale? in ~humanities

    Eugene Link Parent
    So it seems you and I have different definitions of what ethical means, which basically boils down to the title of my post, individual or species. What I'm calling Individual ethics is that...

    So it seems you and I have different definitions of what ethical means, which basically boils down to the title of my post, individual or species. What I'm calling Individual ethics is that everybody should be as happy as possible, even if that means only being content and not truly happy, though maybe in the future we can find ways to improve that. While what I'm calling species ethics is to improve the net happiness, so if everybody's happiness is "worth" the same amount then it's a worthy sacrifice a few for the many.

    I think that everybody wants to believe that through technology and policy and whatever else, we can make individual ethics as good or better as species ethics, but if we want to be realistic we have to accept that it isn't. And if we do accept that, which many may not and I may just be heartless, then what ratio are we comfortable with?

    2 votes