Eva's recent activity

  1. Comment on Johnny Depp was abused by ex-wife Amber Heard, new evidence shows in ~movies

    Eva Link Parent
    It was in a separate article about the same story - Heard cheated on Depp with Musk. Musk seemingly makes a cameo in half of celebrity drama announcements nowadays, and it's getting jarring.

    It was in a separate article about the same story - Heard cheated on Depp with Musk.

    Musk seemingly makes a cameo in half of celebrity drama announcements nowadays, and it's getting jarring.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Johnny Depp was abused by ex-wife Amber Heard, new evidence shows in ~movies

    Eva Link
    This story is so odd—the Musk cameo was extremely unexpected.

    This story is so odd—the Musk cameo was extremely unexpected.

  3. Comment on What author has the best worldbuilding? in ~books

    Eva Link
    I think John McCrae takes that title—the stuff he's written, barring the one he's currently working on, are superb, both in writing and in world-building.

    I think John McCrae takes that title—the stuff he's written, barring the one he's currently working on, are superb, both in writing and in world-building.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Twitter has ambitious plans to change the way we tweet by limiting snark and improving the "health" of interactions, but so far it's gone nowhere in ~tech

    Eva Link
    Twitter is such a fantastic platform—I really wish they'd stop trying to mess with it.

    Twitter is such a fantastic platform—I really wish they'd stop trying to mess with it.

  5. Comment on Memes Are Our Generation's Protest Art in ~misc

    Eva Link
    Incredibly stupid, clickbaitish statement, in my opinion. Protest albums are still being released and memes aren't near them.

    Incredibly stupid, clickbaitish statement, in my opinion. Protest albums are still being released and memes aren't near them.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Why the Galaxy Fold Will Be a Huge Success Even at $2,000 -- "[...] Samsung has effectively turned into the new Apple. They are the innovators. They are ahead of the game." in ~tech

    Eva Link Parent
    Yeah, but he was making a general defence of upgrade culture from what I could tell, especially given his last line.

    Yeah, but he was making a general defence of upgrade culture from what I could tell, especially given his last line.

  7. Comment on Why the Galaxy Fold Will Be a Huge Success Even at $2,000 -- "[...] Samsung has effectively turned into the new Apple. They are the innovators. They are ahead of the game." in ~tech

    Eva Link Parent
    ...none of these seem like they're particularly hardware-intensive?

    It's a music player, a calendar, a file manager, a notepad, a health tracker (several different apps), a camera, an IM platform, a weather monitor, a delivery tracker, a web browser, a navigation aide, a mail client, a timezone converter, a calculator, a keys and wallet finder, and on and on and on.

    ...none of these seem like they're particularly hardware-intensive?

    2 votes
  8. Comment on RIP Culture War Thread - /r/slatestarcodex's regular thread for debating polarizing issues showed the difficulties and risks of hosting those conversations in ~tech

    Eva Link Parent
    Many an acquaintance who loves it, for whatever reason.

    Many an acquaintance who loves it, for whatever reason.

  9. Comment on SEC asks judge to hold Elon Musk in contempt for violating settlement related to Twitter usage in ~tech

  10. Comment on RIP Culture War Thread - /r/slatestarcodex's regular thread for debating polarizing issues showed the difficulties and risks of hosting those conversations in ~tech

    Eva Link
    I don't think he deserved what happened to him. I feel sympathy. I think he was mostly at fault for it playing out just so badly, though, and his reasoning is pitiful, almost. I may be biased,...

    I don't think he deserved what happened to him. I feel sympathy. I think he was mostly at fault for it playing out just so badly, though, and his reasoning is pitiful, almost.

    I may be biased, though—I'm no fan of his.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on RIP Culture War Thread - /r/slatestarcodex's regular thread for debating polarizing issues showed the difficulties and risks of hosting those conversations in ~tech

    Eva Link Parent
    It's sort of like pop-philosophy for cryptoconservatives who live in SF who would be labelled as degenerates by their average partisan compatriot.

    It's sort of like pop-philosophy for cryptoconservatives who live in SF who would be labelled as degenerates by their average partisan compatriot.

    8 votes
  12. Comment on SEC asks judge to hold Elon Musk in contempt for violating settlement related to Twitter usage in ~tech

    Eva Link Parent
    "We want this to be official."

    "We want this to be official."

    4 votes
  13. Comment on SEC asks judge to hold Elon Musk in contempt for violating settlement related to Twitter usage in ~tech

    Eva Link Parent
    I'm a huge Musk fan, but to be fair to the non-Musk fans, they did go out of their way to mark Musk's twitter as an official communication venue for Tesla. Like, they filed it with the SEC in 2013...

    I'm a huge Musk fan, but to be fair to the non-Musk fans, they did go out of their way to mark Musk's twitter as an official communication venue for Tesla.

    Like, they filed it with the SEC in 2013 and everything.

    21 votes
  14. Comment on Bernie Sanders announces run for presidency in 2020 in ~news

    Eva Link Parent
    I just gave reasoning. I'm starting to think you're just anti-Green.

    I just gave reasoning. I'm starting to think you're just anti-Green.

  15. Comment on OpenAI researchers, scared by their own work, hold back “deepfakes for text” AI in ~tech

    Eva Link Parent
    Could we maybe get "Researchers" taken out in favour of "OpenAI" in the title? The significance of it being OpenAI is kind of important to why the article matters, I think - especially given their...

    Could we maybe get "Researchers" taken out in favour of "OpenAI" in the title? The significance of it being OpenAI is kind of important to why the article matters, I think - especially given their mission pledges and etcetera.

  16. Comment on Bernie Sanders announces run for presidency in 2020 in ~news

    Eva Link Parent
    Presumably, swing states were perceivedly more versatile in who they vote for, I'd imagine.

    Presumably, swing states were perceivedly more versatile in who they vote for, I'd imagine.

  17. Comment on Bernie Sanders announces run for presidency in 2020 in ~news

    Eva Link Parent
    ...ooooooooooooooooooor to get to 5%? Just a guess.

    ...ooooooooooooooooooor to get to 5%? Just a guess.

  18. Comment on What is something you want to gush/talk about but haven't had the chance/audience to? in ~talk

    Eva Link Parent
    Some advice: Don't use Linux Mint; the devs have messed up on security alarmingly at points. Manjaro is a really user-friendly distribution with a very full package manager and a Windows-like...

    Some advice:

    Don't use Linux Mint; the devs have messed up on security alarmingly at points.

    Manjaro is a really user-friendly distribution with a very full package manager and a Windows-like default desktop environment.

    If you're really wanting to "learn" how to use the shell/terminal, immediately install "fish". I wouldn't recommend staying with it forever, but it gives you a bit of discovery you wouldn't have otherwise, which is always useful for learning.

    TAB is the most useful key on your keyboard when in the shell; it's incredibly useful for when you don't have "fish" on you.

    Gradually transition yourself onto Linux. A 50GB partition to dual boot off of will last you a really long time, and by the time it's full you'll probably be using Linux the majority of the time, anyway.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on There’s a Vanishing Resource We’re Not Talking About - humans are losing our cultural diversity even faster than we’re destroying the planet. in ~humanities

    Eva Link
    Only one of these things is irreversible and indefensible.

    Only one of these things is irreversible and indefensible.

  20. Comment on Patreon CEO says the company's generous business model is not sustainable as it sees rapid growth in ~tech

    Eva Link
    I'd imagine their next move is going to be replacing Stripe/Paypal for their site. 4% in fees almost doubles their income, and makes creators happy.

    I'd imagine their next move is going to be replacing Stripe/Paypal for their site. 4% in fees almost doubles their income, and makes creators happy.

    6 votes