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  1. Comment on Deepfake lips are coming to dubbed films in ~tech

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    I'm seeing it to. Mouths are one of the hardest things to "fake" or alter. Tons of studies have shown that our brains are so attuned to reading facial features that we can easily see if something...

    I'm seeing it to. Mouths are one of the hardest things to "fake" or alter. Tons of studies have shown that our brains are so attuned to reading facial features that we can easily see if something is off. It sends off signals in that lizard part of our brain that says "something isn't right here".

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  2. Comment on Is there anything considered pseudoscientific/unscientific that you suspect has some truth to it and might be re-examined in the future? in ~talk

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    I honestly don't know if I believe that aliens have been to Earth. I think it's impossible to do a serious investigation at this point though. The conversation has just been so polluted by fake...

    I honestly don't know if I believe that aliens have been to Earth. I think it's impossible to do a serious investigation at this point though. The conversation has just been so polluted by fake claims at this point.

    I definitely believe there must be other planets with intelligent life out there, just because of the sheer scale of the universe. There has to be something/someone else out there, statistically. I just don't know if they've visited Earth.

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  3. Comment on Inside the all-hands meeting that led to a third of Basecamp employees quitting in ~tech

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    Obviously there’s a bit of sensationalism here, since unfortunately every modern media outlet writes their stories that way now. But I would be more inclined to agree if there wasn’t also the fact...

    Obviously there’s a bit of sensationalism here, since unfortunately every modern media outlet writes their stories that way now.

    But I would be more inclined to agree if there wasn’t also the fact that Basecamp leadership deleted decades of old records in the last few weeks, making it impossible to substantiate a lot of the employees’ claims.

    That, to me, is what really shows the intentions of leadership here.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Inside the all-hands meeting that led to a third of Basecamp employees quitting in ~tech

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    Jason Fried, the CEO, has posted an update on the company’s blog. I figured I’d link to it here rather than make a new topic since we already have two topics on the front page about this whole...

    Jason Fried, the CEO, has posted an update on the company’s blog. I figured I’d link to it here rather than make a new topic since we already have two topics on the front page about this whole thing.

    From the blog post:

    We know it's tough to see colleagues leave, and we're sorry we put you through that experience, but we deeply appreciate that you're sticking with us. We have a great team in place, and it's been wonderful and inspiring to see everyone helping one another, depending on each other, pitching in wherever they can, and supporting all our customers. A deep, heartfelt thanks.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Inside the all-hands meeting that led to a third of Basecamp employees quitting in ~tech

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    As @rkcr said, there’s a big difference between attending a regular or trivial meeting from bed and attending a crucial meeting about the toxic culture of your company that way. I think this tweet...

    As @rkcr said, there’s a big difference between attending a regular or trivial meeting from bed and attending a crucial meeting about the toxic culture of your company that way.

    I think this tweet really sums up my overall issues with this:

    Funny how the loudest person in the room is suddenly silent on one of the most important calls in the history of his company.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Right? And it doesn't feel like a false person he's putting on for the public. It just feels like that's genuinely who he is, an endlessly optimistic and hopeful person.

    Right? And it doesn't feel like a false person he's putting on for the public. It just feels like that's genuinely who he is, an endlessly optimistic and hopeful person.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I'm sure this has been brought up plenty of times here, but my wife and I are most of the way through the first season of Ted Lasso and it is such a delight. I just absolutely love how charming...

    I'm sure this has been brought up plenty of times here, but my wife and I are most of the way through the first season of Ted Lasso and it is such a delight.

    I just absolutely love how charming and optimistic he is. As someone who loves some darker shows (like The Wire and Oz), it's a wonderful change of pace.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on Inside the all-hands meeting that led to a third of Basecamp employees quitting in ~tech

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    The policy was announced before he was fired. He was only let go/left because of the massive blowback from the meeting described in the article.

    The policy was announced before he was fired. He was only let go/left because of the massive blowback from the meeting described in the article.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on Inside the all-hands meeting that led to a third of Basecamp employees quitting in ~tech

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    Can you imagine how hard it is to whiff the answer to the question, "Can you denounce white supremacy?" Of all the questions a person in his position gets, that has to be one of the easiest, no...

    Can you imagine how hard it is to whiff the answer to the question, "Can you denounce white supremacy?" Of all the questions a person in his position gets, that has to be one of the easiest, no brainer questions to answer.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on Inside the all-hands meeting that led to a third of Basecamp employees quitting in ~tech

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    Think about the message it sends though, he showed up, gave an intro and then basically disappeared. From the article, it sounds like he had his video off and mic muted the whole time and didn't...

    Think about the message it sends though, he showed up, gave an intro and then basically disappeared. From the article, it sounds like he had his video off and mic muted the whole time and didn't talk beyond his quick intro.

    For such an opinionated person (see his Twitter and basically everything he says publicly) to remain silent during a meeting of such importance at his company sends a very negative signal to employees.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on Inside the all-hands meeting that led to a third of Basecamp employees quitting in ~tech

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    As @Micycle_the_Bichael pointed out, I meant the co-founder, David Hansson, not Jason Fried, the CEO. My mistake.

    As @Micycle_the_Bichael pointed out, I meant the co-founder, David Hansson, not Jason Fried, the CEO. My mistake.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Inside the all-hands meeting that led to a third of Basecamp employees quitting in ~tech

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    This story is just insane. Imagine being the co-founder of a company, taking a massively important meeting in bed and then just turning off your camera and staying muted the whole time.

    This story is just insane. Imagine being the co-founder of a company, taking a massively important meeting in bed and then just turning off your camera and staying muted the whole time.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on PC doesn't connect properly to thunderbolt dock if it's plugged in after booting in ~comp

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    I've never had this specific issue, but I've only had trouble trying to use Thunderbolt on Windows. On my Mac, it usually works flawlessly, but anything more complex than a Thunderbolt hard drive...

    I've never had this specific issue, but I've only had trouble trying to use Thunderbolt on Windows. On my Mac, it usually works flawlessly, but anything more complex than a Thunderbolt hard drive enclosure with Windows is a mess.

    I know that MacOS has Thunderbolt chipset drivers baked into the OS (and, I believe, they are written by Apple) because there just aren't that many controllers out there.

    Maybe Windows handles it differently? I assume so since you said you there are specific drivers for the dock.

  14. Comment on Boogie Down Productions - 13 And Good (1992) in ~music

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    KRS-One is an...interesting dude. A friend of mine went to see him speak at a record store in Atlanta about 15 years ago and he said that KRS-One basically spent an hour talking about particle...

    KRS-One is an...interesting dude. A friend of mine went to see him speak at a record store in Atlanta about 15 years ago and he said that KRS-One basically spent an hour talking about particle physics and how people could just phase through walls if they concentrated enough.

    I was disappointed I wasn’t able to go because it sounded like a wild talk...

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  15. Comment on Joe Rogan spread anti-vaccine misinformation. Spotify's CEO redirects and refuses to address problematic behavior. in ~tech

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    There's a difference between tiptoeing around the people in power and willfully spreading demonstrably false information.

    There's a difference between tiptoeing around the people in power and willfully spreading demonstrably false information.

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  16. Comment on Can Sohla make a meal out of Oreos? in ~food

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    Is she not making videos with Andrew from Binging with Babish anymore?

    Is she not making videos with Andrew from Binging with Babish anymore?

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  17. Comment on Tildes Virtual Film Festival? in ~movies

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    I think it could be a fun idea. It sounds like the idea would be to have us all watch it via Discord or something like that? Rather than have a thread for the first week of films, with a top level...

    I think it could be a fun idea. It sounds like the idea would be to have us all watch it via Discord or something like that? Rather than have a thread for the first week of films, with a top level comment for each film and then we go from there?

    I think either idea would work, but I know Tildes users are all over the world, so finding a time that works to do it live might be difficult.

    I'm sure I could find some rarely seen films we can enjoy.

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  18. Comment on Microsoft enables Linux GUI apps on Windows 10 for developers in ~tech

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    If my comment didn’t make it clear, I 100% think this is all about attracting developers away from Linux. They want to convince them to pay for Windows and just use Linux from inside of Windows. I...

    If my comment didn’t make it clear, I 100% think this is all about attracting developers away from Linux. They want to convince them to pay for Windows and just use Linux from inside of Windows.

    I think they, just like almost all corporations, support open source as long as it is in their best interest. Right now, it’s in their best interest to support OSS from a PR and developer relations standpoint.

    The things they’ve open sourced are things that won’t impact their bottom line. So, as you pointed out, they won’t open source something like Office, since that would cost them money.

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  19. Comment on Microsoft enables Linux GUI apps on Windows 10 for developers in ~tech

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    Embrace, extend, extinguish has definitely been forefront when I think about these issues. I vividly remember the anti-trust trial from the 90s/00s. Obviously we don’t know what Microsoft’s...

    Embrace, extend, extinguish has definitely been forefront when I think about these issues. I vividly remember the anti-trust trial from the 90s/00s. Obviously we don’t know what Microsoft’s overall plan is, but I do view almost everything they do with a fair bit of skepticism.

    12 votes