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  1. Comment on What mobile games do you play? in ~games

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    That's a fun one. Ridiculous exponential growth tickles the pleasure centers of my brain.

    That's a fun one. Ridiculous exponential growth tickles the pleasure centers of my brain.

  2. Comment on Thoughts about novelty accounts on Tildes in ~tildes

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    It's great to quote Foucault when it's relevant to the conversation, but it would be a bit much to shoehorn him into every comment.

    It's great to quote Foucault when it's relevant to the conversation, but it would be a bit much to shoehorn him into every comment.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Thoughts about novelty accounts on Tildes in ~tildes

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    I think this falls under a similar principle as what Deimos said about self promotion: "it's fine to be a Tildes user with a website, but not to be a website with a Tildes account" It's okay to be...

    I think this falls under a similar principle as what Deimos said about self promotion: "it's fine to be a Tildes user with a website, but not to be a website with a Tildes account"

    It's okay to be a person who sometimes does creative/unique stuff, but don't make it the entirety of your account.

    8 votes
  4. Comment on Updates to "Activity" sorting method (the site's default) in ~tildes.official

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    It would be n2 since each filter is an included/not included binary and they aren't order sensitive.

    It would be n2 since each filter is an included/not included binary and they aren't order sensitive.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Updates to "Activity" sorting method (the site's default) in ~tildes.official

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    If there aren't any new replies that are on topic why should the post be bumped?

    If there aren't any new replies that are on topic why should the post be bumped?

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Updates to "Activity" sorting method (the site's default) in ~tildes.official

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    If there are other replies that aren't noise/offtopic/malice those replies will bump the thread. The only thing this does is disregard the noise/offtopic/malice replies.

    If there are other replies that aren't noise/offtopic/malice those replies will bump the thread. The only thing this does is disregard the noise/offtopic/malice replies.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Updates to "Activity" sorting method (the site's default) in ~tildes.official

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    But that seems like even more reason not to bump threads whose only new replies are offtopic, noise, etc., because bumping them pushes other posts down the page.

    But that seems like even more reason not to bump threads whose only new replies are offtopic, noise, etc., because bumping them pushes other posts down the page.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Netflix renews 'Russian Doll' for a second season in ~tv

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    Sounds like season 2 might be its own story rather than a continuation of season 1, sort of like the way American Horror Story used the same actors to tell different stories each season.

    They're planning to make Nadia a part of all three seasons, though Lyonne said that her ideas for the show include making it a "kind of out-there anthology."

    Sounds like season 2 might be its own story rather than a continuation of season 1, sort of like the way American Horror Story used the same actors to tell different stories each season.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on The restaurant owner who asked for 1-star Yelp reviews in ~misc

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    Brilliant

    Brilliant

    1 vote
  10. Comment on The number of votes on comments is no longer visible (for the next week) in ~tildes.official

    Eylrid Link Parent
    Off topic point of correction: Youtube has thumbs down on both videos and comments.

    Off topic point of correction:

    I imagine that's why Youtube, Facebook, etc. have done away with them or never implemented them.

    Youtube has thumbs down on both videos and comments.

  11. Comment on How long should Tildes remain an invitation-only platform? in ~tildes

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    Having a high number of moderators and having the path to becoming a moderator be somewhat open would reduce the "us vs them" that can crop up between mods and non-mods. It would make being a mod...

    Having a high number of moderators and having the path to becoming a moderator be somewhat open would reduce the "us vs them" that can crop up between mods and non-mods. It would make being a mod be less elitist. Members of the group who think the group could be better could more easily step up to be the change they want to see, while problematic mods could more easily be ejected.

    Groups and organisations that have a high proportion of members with a real voice in the decision making process tend to serve their members better.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on How long should Tildes remain an invitation-only platform? in ~tildes

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    That would be affected by whether it's a continual demand, or a spike in interest. An isolated day of 1,000 new users isn't as bad as 1,000 new users every day. At the risk of adding an extra...

    That would be affected by whether it's a continual demand, or a spike in interest. An isolated day of 1,000 new users isn't as bad as 1,000 new users every day. At the risk of adding an extra element of complication maybe there could be two limits, one for the number of new users in a given day and one for the month. Say 500 in a given day and 3,000 in a month, or something. That way if Tildes get mentioned in an article, or there is a particularly popular thread or something, we could accommodate the bump in interest, while still staying limited overall.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Are you optimistic about the future? in ~talk

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    Joe Scott just came out with a video that speaks pretty deeply to this: Dear Person In The Year 2219... We're facing some big challenges. The world is changing rapidly and it's hard to keep up....

    Joe Scott just came out with a video that speaks pretty deeply to this:

    Dear Person In The Year 2219...

    We're facing some big challenges. The world is changing rapidly and it's hard to keep up. But people are learning that you can't take things for granted and are stepping up in response. What we need right now is not the optimism or pessimism of thinking the future is destined to be one way or another, but the pragmatism that the future is what we make it. It's up to us to decide if we're willing to do what it takes to make it a good one.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Why astronomers are worried that SpaceX’s satellite network will pollute the night sky in ~science

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    Not if the Chinese government has the cooperation of the companies running the satellites. Tesla is building a large factory in China to the serve the Chinese market. Musk went to China last year...

    It would make the Great Firewall an engineering nightmare

    Not if the Chinese government has the cooperation of the companies running the satellites. Tesla is building a large factory in China to the serve the Chinese market. Musk went to China last year to break ground and smooze with the premier to get their support. He wouldn't want to jeopardize that relationship by going against them on the firewall.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on SpaceX’s new Raptor rocket engine is a methane fueled full flow staged combustion cycle engine in ~science

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    This isn't just a rehash of the wikipedia article. There is a lot of good explanation and information that isn't in the wikipedia article. This article and accompanying video represent months of...

    This isn't just a rehash of the wikipedia article. There is a lot of good explanation and information that isn't in the wikipedia article. This article and accompanying video represent months of work by the author. He's entitled to a little self promotion on his own site for that work.

    9 votes
  16. Comment on SpaceX’s new Raptor rocket engine is a methane fueled full flow staged combustion cycle engine in ~science

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    It's harder to pull off. It's hard to come up with an alloy that can withstand the hot oxygen on the oxygen rich side. To quote Elon Musk "Almost any metal turns into a flare in those conditions."...

    It's harder to pull off. It's hard to come up with an alloy that can withstand the hot oxygen on the oxygen rich side. To quote Elon Musk "Almost any metal turns into a flare in those conditions." The fuel rich side restricts what kinds of fuels you can use. You can't use RP-1, the refined kerosene that a lot of rockets use, because it cokes up and clogs the engine.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on A basic wiki system is now available for groups in ~tildes.official

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    I would like to be able to contribute.

    I would like to be able to contribute.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What are your thoughts on Minecraft? in ~games

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    I don't know if you are one to watch tutorials/playthroughs, but Pixlriffs' Minecraft Survival Guide really helped me. He has that rare combination of being entertaining (without being obnoxious)...

    I don't know if you are one to watch tutorials/playthroughs, but Pixlriffs' Minecraft Survival Guide really helped me. He has that rare combination of being entertaining (without being obnoxious) and being really informative. He has it broken down into a different subject for each video, so if there's something specific you want to learn you can just watch that video. But it's also a playthrough, so there is a narrative through line to watching the videos in order.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on What are your thoughts on Minecraft? in ~games

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    Also Factorio, which was inspired by the BuildCraft and IndustrialCraft mods.

    Also Factorio, which was inspired by the BuildCraft and IndustrialCraft mods.

    7 votes