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  1. Comment on Should titles that use personal pronouns be changed to use the subject's name instead? in ~tildes

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    I wonder if it shouldn't be in brackets like [sic] to indicate it's additional context added by someone else?

    I wonder if it shouldn't be in brackets like [sic] to indicate it's additional context added by someone else?

    How we [Sourcehut] monitor our services.

    15 votes
  2. Comment on Weekly thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests, racial injustice, and policing policy - week of June 29 in ~news

  3. Comment on 'This is no joke': Californian man died of coronavirus day after saying he regretted attending a party in ~health.coronavirus

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    Gah this is extremely depressing. How can someone who has tested positive do something so fucking stupid? It's one thing to asymptomatically spread it and not know, but to know you are potentially...

    Gah this is extremely depressing. How can someone who has tested positive do something so fucking stupid? It's one thing to asymptomatically spread it and not know, but to know you are potentially lethal to others and decide you would risk their lives in order to party? fuck fuck fuck

    1 vote
  4. Comment on “Coming Out” Godzilla stop-motion short in ~lgbt

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    Very cute. Thanks!

    Very cute. Thanks!

  5. Comment on Weekly thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests, racial injustice, and policing policy - week of June 29 in ~news

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    turns out the $1b was found mostly by restructuring and not by actually cutting budget

    turns out the $1b was found mostly by restructuring and not by actually cutting budget

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of June 29 in ~health.coronavirus

  7. Comment on Vienna judge delivers "non-judgment" in GDPR Facebook case in ~tech

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    There has been decent precedence in case law for this in European courts, but I have yet to see any substantial legislation on this. I think it would be hard to put into words and there needs to...

    There has been decent precedence in case law for this in European courts, but I have yet to see any substantial legislation on this. I think it would be hard to put into words and there needs to be a balance between both the consumer and the entity offering a product. You can't place 100% of the burden on the entity or the consumer as there are problems with both.

    You also, in general, need a system of law which respects the spirit of the law and not the letter. In a place like the US, this kind of legislation would be impossible. In some European countries, however, this might fly.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Vienna judge delivers "non-judgment" in GDPR Facebook case in ~tech

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    This places the burden on the consumer. Not everyone has the resources to train themselves in law to the extent they need to appropriately understand what they are signing. The whole point of...

    This places the burden on the consumer. Not everyone has the resources to train themselves in law to the extent they need to appropriately understand what they are signing. The whole point of consumer protection laws is to prevent an entity with nearly unlimited financial means from using that means to exploit their consumers through legal loopholes.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on Spencer Brown comes out as gay in ~lgbt

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    Yea he doesn't do VODs unfortunately, since he's producing tracks. He's also still relatively new to the scene. I've seen him twice in person and the second time was the biggest venue he ever...

    Yea he doesn't do VODs unfortunately, since he's producing tracks. He's also still relatively new to the scene. I've seen him twice in person and the second time was the biggest venue he ever played and it was maybeeee 1000 people. He was only discovered by his label about 2 years ago.

    There should be some of his sets available online though as he's played a few insomniac virtual events (his virtual dreamstate was unreal if you're a trance fan). I'd also highly suggest listening through his most recent album (the mixed version; stream of consciousness - not pt 1 or 2 those are the unmixed releases) even though I personally think illusions of perfection is a better one.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Spencer Brown comes out as gay in ~lgbt

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    Spencerbrownofficial is his handle on twitch, just like his twitter, but he doesn't have a schedule and is quite sporadic. He mostly goes on when he's producing music, which is a shame because he...

    And don't worry, I fully intended to check out Spencer's music thanks to this article. I didn't know he streamed on twitch though, so I will probably wind up checking him out there too. Thanks for the heads up there.

    Spencerbrownofficial is his handle on twitch, just like his twitter, but he doesn't have a schedule and is quite sporadic. He mostly goes on when he's producing music, which is a shame because he puts on some really good sets. Maybe it's the OCD and attention to detail but he really is a master at progression.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Spencer Brown comes out as gay in ~lgbt

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    It makes a lot of sense that a musician would turn to music as a huge emotional crutch, but he said it beautifully in a way that really captured it and spoke to me as well. Given his age I was a...

    It makes a lot of sense that a musician would turn to music as a huge emotional crutch, but he said it beautifully in a way that really captured it and spoke to me as well. Given his age I was a bit upset to hear he also still felt the same kind of hetero-normativity I did when I was growing up, but I suppose the difference is that he grew up in Texas and I in a liberal part of California.

    By the way, if you haven't listened to his music, you should. I can't praise this boy enough, I can guarantee you he's on his way to becoming a huge star and that he'll be shadow writing music for decades to come. I watched him produce an entire track on stream on twitch over the course of roughly 4 hours and it sounded like a major release. He said it was only 90% of the way there and needed some fine tuning but I couldn't tell the difference.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Spencer Brown comes out as gay in ~lgbt

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    I've known Spencer Brown was gay for some time now, because I follow him and his music pretty closely, but reading the story he provided was a great reminder that everyone's journey is different.

    I've known Spencer Brown was gay for some time now, because I follow him and his music pretty closely, but reading the story he provided was a great reminder that everyone's journey is different.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Weekly thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests, racial injustice, and policing policy - week of June 29 in ~news

  14. Comment on These physicists finally figured out why microwaved grapes ignite in ~food

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    I had no idea this was a thing, and now I know the science behind it. Fascinating. Thanks!

    I had no idea this was a thing, and now I know the science behind it. Fascinating. Thanks!

    6 votes
  15. Comment on Discord launches a new website and announces $100M in new funding as it starts to distance itself from being a gaming-oriented service, moving towards day-to-day communication and "your place to talk" in ~tech

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    Microsoft teams is their slack competitor, I don't see them taking on discord anytime soon. They had mixer for streaming too, and abandoned that for Facebook gaming.

    Microsoft teams is their slack competitor, I don't see them taking on discord anytime soon. They had mixer for streaming too, and abandoned that for Facebook gaming.

    9 votes
  16. Comment on Reddit releases their new content policy along with banning hundreds of subreddits, including /r/The_Donald and /r/ChapoTrapHouse in ~tech

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    How is an insulated echo chamber a cultural temperature check?

    as a sort of cultural temperature check

    How is an insulated echo chamber a cultural temperature check?

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Reddit releases their new content policy along with banning hundreds of subreddits, including /r/The_Donald and /r/ChapoTrapHouse in ~tech

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    No, actually it doesn't. When someone is repeatedly an offender, and you tell them to stop, and they don't and you repeatedly ban them, it doesn't matter whether the last offense was the worst or...

    It really kinda does.

    No, actually it doesn't.

    When someone is repeatedly an offender, and you tell them to stop, and they don't and you repeatedly ban them, it doesn't matter whether the last offense was the worst or whether it was 15 offenses ago. They've been repeatedly slapped on the wrist. Should they have been permanently banned after 3 offenses instead of 30? Maybe, but they're banned now, and they're banned because they've repeatedly been a terrible human being.

    13 votes