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  1. Comment on What does analog have that digital doesn't? in ~talk

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    There's something visceral about having physical media that you can collect, hold in your hand, and give to others. When I was a kid we had our small collection of VHS tapes that we watched...

    There's something visceral about having physical media that you can collect, hold in your hand, and give to others. When I was a kid we had our small collection of VHS tapes that we watched countless times. If we wanted some variety we would either rent a movie or borrow one from one of the neighbors' collections. Those movies meant a lot to us.

    And yet today, thanks to digitization, we can access media from across the whole history of media. There's a lot to say for that. Your children and grandchildren will have access to countless songs, including the ones you love. What got lost is a good way to say "These particular songs are the ones that mean something to me".

    7 votes
  2. Comment on I like that the boat is stuck in ~life

  3. Comment on Repeatedly finding myself upset with the conversations on Tildes in ~talk

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    That comic played a big part in getting me to stop arguing on the internet. Sometimes humor can get through in ways that serious discussion doesn't.

    That comic played a big part in getting me to stop arguing on the internet. Sometimes humor can get through in ways that serious discussion doesn't.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on What exactly is an NFT and why is it suddenly all over the news? in ~talk

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    That happens a lot. A lot of "collectables" are worthless because they were mass produced: beanie babies, cabbage patch kids, star wars toys, baseball cards from the '80s and '90s, etc.

    That happens a lot. A lot of "collectables" are worthless because they were mass produced: beanie babies, cabbage patch kids, star wars toys, baseball cards from the '80s and '90s, etc.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Being 'notified' of highly upvoted posts even if you aren't subscribed to that particular tilde? in ~tildes

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    I think we're talking about two different problems with r/all: What posts make it there, and what happens to the comments of a post once it does. I was talking about the latter. Tildes already has...

    I think we're talking about two different problems with r/all: What posts make it there, and what happens to the comments of a post once it does. I was talking about the latter. Tildes already has a problem of majority voices talking over minorities. So even at this scale I think it's worth being careful how we handle ~all if we get it.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on What's something that was ahead of its time? in ~talk

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    Probably because it didn't have rotor blades attached.

    Not sure why it didn't take off

    Probably because it didn't have rotor blades attached.

    7 votes
  7. Comment on Being 'notified' of highly upvoted posts even if you aren't subscribed to that particular tilde? in ~tildes

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    The problem with /r/all is that posts get brigaded by outsiders. But I think that can be solved, or at least partially mitigated, by putting restrictions on people who come from all: unable to...

    The problem with /r/all is that posts get brigaded by outsiders. But I think that can be solved, or at least partially mitigated, by putting restrictions on people who come from all: unable to vote, or voting weight reduced, comments sorted lower, etc. Let outsiders weight in, but keep it balanced in favor of subscribers of the group.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Being 'notified' of highly upvoted posts even if you aren't subscribed to that particular tilde? in ~tildes

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    Tildes isn't reddit, but that doesn't mean we can't learn from it and how it's design decisions affect the site.

    I don't believe that this idea should be framed inside the Reddit paradigm.

    Tildes isn't reddit, but that doesn't mean we can't learn from it and how it's design decisions affect the site.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on The other side of cancel culture in ~life

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    This is an example of how social media harassment mobs are wielded by people of all ideologies and positions, not just "woke cancel culture".

    This is an example of how social media harassment mobs are wielded by people of all ideologies and positions, not just "woke cancel culture".

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Tildes is pushing out the minority voice in ~talk

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    The comment weighting/vote weighting mechanics that already exist here could be useful. Give users who are part of the relevant group for the thread more comment and voting weight.

    The comment weighting/vote weighting mechanics that already exist here could be useful. Give users who are part of the relevant group for the thread more comment and voting weight.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I picked up Forager today and played a bit. It's one of those games I want to love but can't. It's way too chaotic for me. It throws a ton of stuff at you all at once and is like "Good luck!"...

    I picked up Forager today and played a bit. It's one of those games I want to love but can't. It's way too chaotic for me. It throws a ton of stuff at you all at once and is like "Good luck!" Resources spawn so fast that the area is constantly cluttered. Trying to figure out what you want, what resources you need for it, and collecting them is a pain.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Slay the Spire for Android is out in ~games

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    Edit: Strike that. Still freezing up.

    I just installed the latest update and it's working now.

    Edit: Strike that. Still freezing up.

  13. Comment on Slay the Spire for Android is out in ~games

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    I've got an Acer Spin 11

    I've got an Acer Spin 11

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Slay the Spire for Android is out in ~games

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    This is one of my favorite games on PC, so buying it on android was an easy choice. But for some reason my chromebook doesn't like it. It keeps freezing up.

    This is one of my favorite games on PC, so buying it on android was an easy choice. But for some reason my chromebook doesn't like it. It keeps freezing up.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Slay the Spire for Android is out in ~games

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    I'll also plug Jorbs. He's like the Bob Ross of Slay the Spire: Talented, relaxing to watch, and informative.

    I'll also plug Jorbs. He's like the Bob Ross of Slay the Spire: Talented, relaxing to watch, and informative.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on SpaceX Starship SN9 high-altitude test - crash on landing in ~space

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    It's a calculated risk. They're building them faster than they can launch them. SN10 is already obsolete. They needed it out of the build site to make room to finish newer iterations. Whether it...

    It's a calculated risk. They're building them faster than they can launch them. SN10 is already obsolete. They needed it out of the build site to make room to finish newer iterations. Whether it gets irreparably damaged or flys it will be out of the way sooner this way.

    6 votes
  17. SpaceX plans first all civilian orbital space flight

    SpaceX's announcement: https://www.spacex.com/updates/inspiration-4-mission/index.html Mission website: https://www.inspiration4.com/ The flight, dubbed Inspiration4, is being paid for by Jared...

    SpaceX's announcement: https://www.spacex.com/updates/inspiration-4-mission/index.html
    Mission website: https://www.inspiration4.com/

    The flight, dubbed Inspiration4, is being paid for by Jared Isaacman, of Shift4 payments. He's taking three other people with him. The seat dubbed "Generosity" is being raffled for donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The "Hope" seat will go to a St. Jude ambassador. The "Prosperity" seat is a "Sign up for my company and tweet about it" thing.

    10 votes
  18. Comment on Identity: A trans coming out story in ~lgbt

  19. Comment on South Padre Island, Texas resident Louis Balderas’s monitoring of one of SpaceX's launch facilities has attracted a worldwide following in ~space

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    LabPadre had a much better view of the build site back when he had a camera mounted at Maria Pointer's house, right next to the build site. (SpaceX since bought the house and it now serves as...

    LabPadre had a much better view of the build site back when he had a camera mounted at Maria Pointer's house, right next to the build site. (SpaceX since bought the house and it now serves as their safety operations center.) The new camera tower is about halfway between the build site and the launch site. So launch site views are a lot better than they used to be, but the build site view isn't as good.

    If you want to follow the nitty gritty details of the build process the coverage from locals BocaChicaGal and Nomadd is the best. They're out there on a daily basis traipsing around outside SpaceX's property to get close up pictures and videos of everything visible from whatever angle they can.

    RGVAerialPhotography has pretty good views from regular flyovers, too: https://twitter.com/RGVaerialphotos

    SpaceX seems to have a pretty good relationship with their paparazzi. BocaChicaGal and Nomadd have talked about being on friendly terms with the SpaceX employees. Elon Musk loves all the attention. There have only been a couple times I've heard of there being a problem. Someone flew a drone directly over the launch site once, and signs prohibiting all drone flight in the area promptly popped up. And there was the guy that walked right on to the launch site and took pictures. The fence was down at the time. It was after Starhopper's last hop and they had removed the engine, so there wasn't much there that was sensitive.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on I’m the medic who the New York Post outed as a sex worker. This is the real story in ~life

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    Don't give bad journalism the clicks.

    Don't give bad journalism the clicks.

    14 votes