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  1. Comment on Hey, Tildes, what's a strong opinion you hold, but which you also feel like is the minority opinion? in ~talk

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    Have you read The Three Body Problem?

    A vast majority, well over 99% (assuming its occurrence is common), of all intelligent life will destroy itself before leaving its local planetary system and the species that do manage to pierce that filter will inevitably destroy each other given a long enough time frame of contact.

    Have you read The Three Body Problem?

    2 votes
  2. Comment on What are the rules on self-promotion? Can I share links to my own blog posts? in ~tildes

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    I occasionally post some of my writing on here, but I don't spam it and it's always self-contained within the post (rather than just a link). Nobody's complained about it so far.

    I occasionally post some of my writing on here, but I don't spam it and it's always self-contained within the post (rather than just a link). Nobody's complained about it so far.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on What about a worldbuilding community? in ~tildes

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    I have a setting for my fantasy web serial but that's it.

    I have a setting for my fantasy web serial but that's it.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on News and articles linked on Tildes in ~tildes

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    I agree with your idea but the implementation is wrong. The user should not have to perform any additional action to tag the post, that just opens up extra attack surfaces, either deliberately or...

    I agree with your idea but the implementation is wrong. The user should not have to perform any additional action to tag the post, that just opens up extra attack surfaces, either deliberately or from sheer laziness. Nobody wants to pretag their post with extra stuff, especially not when there's a good chance that the tags are being used to exclude their post from people's feeds.

    Instead, tildes should strip the top level domain from the link and automatically initialize the post with a source tag. So a fox.com/blah-blah-blah gets a "fox.com" tag, and you can filter out anything with a "fox.com" tag. All of this without any user intervention required, and thus minimal friction.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Anyone still listening to music with files instead of streaming? in ~music

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    I used Pandora for a little while, then I found Grooveshark and liked playlist management... then Grooveshark died and I decided that I ought to take matters into my own hand. I use gnod.com to...

    I used Pandora for a little while, then I found Grooveshark and liked playlist management... then Grooveshark died and I decided that I ought to take matters into my own hand. I use gnod.com to find new music (it's AI, like Pandora) but then I always download the files, usually off youtube with a custom script to automate most of it.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What are you typing on? in ~tech

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    Ducky One Two with cherry browns. No backlighting, I'm 90% touch typing anyways and the light at the edge of my eye is super annoying. My monitors provide enough to see the keys anyways, even when...

    Ducky One Two with cherry browns. No backlighting, I'm 90% touch typing anyways and the light at the edge of my eye is super annoying. My monitors provide enough to see the keys anyways, even when the room is fully dark.

    I wouldn't say I care a lot about my keyboard. I bought this one after hearing everyone rave about mechanical keyboards and deciding that since I spend all day on the computer I ought to at least give it a try. It is nicer, don't get me wrong, but after all the hype I was a little let down. In the end though, these things are practically indestructible so the cost (~$100) is worth even a small improvement since I use it so much.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Could cryptominers be the good alternative to ads? in ~tech

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    Unfortunately I don't know enough of the math and theory to really refute the 51% point. What I can say is that there are multiple large companies like Volkswagen and Fujitsu are working with...

    Unfortunately I don't know enough of the math and theory to really refute the 51% point. What I can say is that there are multiple large companies like Volkswagen and Fujitsu are working with Iota. If it was as simple as "no hashing, no security", surely they would have seen that before moving in.

    Saying crypto as a whole is bad because bitcoin sucks is like saying computers are worthless because the first ones took up entire rooms.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Could cryptominers be the good alternative to ads? in ~tech

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    I'm not an expert on the tech, but Iota and nano are second generation coins explicitly designed to be highly efficient. Bitcoin is horribly inefficient though, no argument there. But that's...

    I'm not an expert on the tech, but Iota and nano are second generation coins explicitly designed to be highly efficient.

    Bitcoin is horribly inefficient though, no argument there. But that's because it was the first one and the guy who made it was more concerned with proving it could be done than doing it well.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on In search of the dark mode holy grail in ~comp

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    Light themes are easier to read -- for a couple hours. If you're using your computer for a long period of time, dark themes are better.

    Light themes are easier to read -- for a couple hours. If you're using your computer for a long period of time, dark themes are better.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What editor do you use? in ~comp

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    Atom for serious programming, Vim if I just need to quickly edit a config file or write a script, Trilium for long term notes, and Gedit if I just need someplace to type/paste stuff into.

    Atom for serious programming, Vim if I just need to quickly edit a config file or write a script, Trilium for long term notes, and Gedit if I just need someplace to type/paste stuff into.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on In search of the dark mode holy grail in ~comp

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    I used Stylish briefly before switching to Stylus after hearing about the shady history. It's the same, you can even use userstyles.org and openusercss.

    I used Stylish briefly before switching to Stylus after hearing about the shady history. It's the same, you can even use userstyles.org and openusercss.

    11 votes
  12. Comment on The Porsche 959's History Was Way More of a Disaster Than You Know in ~misc

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    Somewhat off topic, but the icon for the link is Gitlab's icon. If you actually click the link it shows the correct icon so I think something's wrong with whatever part of tildes generates the...

    Somewhat off topic, but the icon for the link is Gitlab's icon. If you actually click the link it shows the correct icon so I think something's wrong with whatever part of tildes generates the icon.

    I have a custom theme, but the wrong icon stays even with it off (and it doesn't do anything that could possibly cause this).

    https://imgur.com/a/pMgtdmI

  13. Comment on Make clicking on the indent line collapse comments to that level in ~tildes

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    I'm not sure I see the relevance. There is already a vertical space, it's just that it's currently created with a CSS margin instead of a spacer.

    I'm not sure I see the relevance. There is already a vertical space, it's just that it's currently created with a CSS margin instead of a spacer.

  14. Comment on What sort are you using for your front page? in ~tildes

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    I sort by votes, restricted to the last 24 hours. But the sort is irrelevant since I (almost) never get more than one page of content and I always read (or scroll past) it all.

    I sort by votes, restricted to the last 24 hours. But the sort is irrelevant since I (almost) never get more than one page of content and I always read (or scroll past) it all.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Make clicking on the indent line collapse comments to that level in ~tildes

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    Or keep the border and add a click event to a spacer element instead of having a margin on the children.

    Or keep the border and add a click event to a spacer element instead of having a margin on the children.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on If you had to choose only one meal to eat for every meal for the rest of your life what would it be? in ~food

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    Better than losing your life.

    Better than losing your life.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Do you restrict your game purchases to avoid early access? in ~games

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    I bought Camelot Unchained's early access but in general I don't preorder, pledge, or otherwise spend money until I know exactly what I'm getting.

    I bought Camelot Unchained's early access but in general I don't preorder, pledge, or otherwise spend money until I know exactly what I'm getting.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Why do you lock your smartphone? in ~talk

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    It's better to have one side see you in a good light than both sides see you in a bad one.

    That sounds like an awful way to live life. Why?

    It's better to have one side see you in a good light than both sides see you in a bad one.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on There's now a "News" section on new.reddit.com in ~misc

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    I thought something seemed odd about it so I checked coinmarketcap and it's almost exactly the order of the top coins.

    And yeah, that definitely reads as keyword stuffing.

    I thought something seemed odd about it so I checked coinmarketcap and it's almost exactly the order of the top coins.

    6 votes
  20. Comment on Windows Controlled Folder Access in ~tech

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    Yeah, on further thought you're right. You can use the permissions system to achieve the same effect, though it wouldn't be as easy.

    Yeah, on further thought you're right. You can use the permissions system to achieve the same effect, though it wouldn't be as easy.

    3 votes