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  1. Comment on Reclaiming Indian food from the white gaze in ~food

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    You also have to account for the fact that Indian food uses lots of acidic flavors and spices that can upset people's digestive systems. Coming from relatively bland diets that most white people...

    You also have to account for the fact that Indian food uses lots of acidic flavors and spices that can upset people's digestive systems. Coming from relatively bland diets that most white people are used to their body just isn't used to it. The idea that Indian food can cause stomach troubles for people not used to it isn't some subconscious racisim, it's a matter of science.

    7 votes
  2. Comment on Reclaiming Indian food from the white gaze in ~food

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    I'm of the opinion that you need to treat everyone equally on a personal level, and then eventually those small changes bubble their way up to the macro level. You need to address the cause, not...

    I'm of the opinion that you need to treat everyone equally on a personal level, and then eventually those small changes bubble their way up to the macro level. You need to address the cause, not the symptom.

    Those people whose feelings you may hurt (even for a just cause) only turn away from the conversation and don't learn from it. No individual should be prejudged for the actions of their groups, doing so only increases the tensions between them.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Reclaiming Indian food from the white gaze in ~food

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    Aren't you doing the exact same thing to them? Just because you can't perceive the minor level of offense that comes from being judged for being white doesn't mean it's not there.

    Aren't you doing the exact same thing to them? Just because you can't perceive the minor level of offense that comes from being judged for being white doesn't mean it's not there.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on [WARNING - transphobia] Gender critical has been banned - here are some links I’ve collected in ~test

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    If you had a genuine argument to make you'd take a couple of these and flesh out a full post explaining your thought process. Right now you're essentially just gish galloping with a bunch of half...

    If you had a genuine argument to make you'd take a couple of these and flesh out a full post explaining your thought process. Right now you're essentially just gish galloping with a bunch of half truths that take a ton of effort to dispute, and you'll just end up just ignoring anyway. Even if you did engage with them your attitude doesn't seem to show any room to shift your opinion and this post will probably get nuked anyway.

    "The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it"

    Just as a side thought: I might actually prefer posts like this to stay up to incentivize people to make strong arguments against them. Then we could reference back here in the future for why these arguments are wrong, instead of constantly repeating the cycle of deleting them and being accused of ignoring so called "evidence"

    8 votes
  5. 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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    I definitely have respect for the paradox of tolerance, but l'm not on board with the advocating violence part. That just feels wrong to me. I'm aware that you can't always win by being the better...

    I definitely have respect for the paradox of tolerance, but l'm not on board with the advocating violence part. That just feels wrong to me.

    I'm aware that you can't always win by being the better person, but everyone as an indivdual is redeemable, and I can't accept wishing harm upon someone who could just be a misled potential ally.

    I'm still a little torn so feel free to sell me on this. Exclude them, try to educate them, etc. sure but I'm feeling a bit Kantian about not wanting to hurt people who I know have the potential to be good.

    13 votes
  6. 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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    I get where you're coming from, and while the results are clearly different in the real world they come from the exact same place of hatred. The reason one is worse than another is due to the...

    I get where you're coming from, and while the results are clearly different in the real world they come from the exact same place of hatred.

    The reason one is worse than another is due to the different power dynamics held by the members of each group making the threat. Should those power dynamics ever change due to geography, demographic shifts, even cultural power, then those ideas become just as dangerous (eg. places like South Africa or Zimbabwe).

    I don't think ideas of that nature should be allowed to grow at all, even saying something like "kill all *insert race*" in jest only serves to increase racial tensions on both sides even if it won't be acted upon directly. On top of that I think that with the internet being a global community you need to remember you might be exporting that racism to somewhere where it could genuinely be acted upon.

    I know you say you're not opposed to removing it, which is good, but I can't think of any logical situation where you shouldn't remove it.

    16 votes
  7. 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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    I need to be clear before I type up a big ideological paragraph for a misinterpreted strawman, are you implying it's okay to post "kill all cis white men" onto any sort of moderated forum...

    I need to be clear before I type up a big ideological paragraph for a misinterpreted strawman, are you implying it's okay to post "kill all cis white men" onto any sort of moderated forum whatsoever? I can't think of a single instance where that shouldn't also be removed, regardless of whether someone will actually do it.

    I could seriously be misreading this.

    7 votes
  8. Comment on Lemmy, an open-source federated Reddit alternative, gets funding for development in ~tech

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    I probably agree with you on most things politically, but that isn't a good faith argument on your end either. That person has a problem with a site directly encouraging one ideology over another,...

    Writing off a site because it doesn't allow you to use slurs isn't exactly a great argument.

    I probably agree with you on most things politically, but that isn't a good faith argument on your end either. That person has a problem with a site directly encouraging one ideology over another, not just the slur filter.

    There is a value to spaces that only cater towards similar viewpoints (so long as you spend the appropriate time outside of them) but it's completely reasonable for someone looking for an open platform to write off a website because of it.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on How do you deal with the world getting hopeless everyday? in ~talk

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    I highly recommend you read Factfulness by Hans Rosling, it's a statistician explaining in great detail how despite all the negativity you hear day in and day out the world is rapidly improving in...

    I highly recommend you read Factfulness by Hans Rosling, it's a statistician explaining in great detail how despite all the negativity you hear day in and day out the world is rapidly improving in almost every aspect. It was the only thing out of all the bullshit self help books that actually let me start being happy instead of worrying about the world. I keep myself informed with the going ons in politics but I don't let it consume me, focus only on what you can change and you'll be a happier person. If you really think you can specifically change something really important go for it, but nobody can change everything. The effort you'll expend trying to know and fix everything will spread you too thin to have a fufilling life.

    9 votes
  10. Comment on NBC show ‘The Blacklist’ found a bizarre solution to its coronavirus shutdown in ~tv

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    I'm curious if they'll eventually record the actual episode live action or if this will be a strange tidbit of history permanently nested in the fandom.

    I'm curious if they'll eventually record the actual episode live action or if this will be a strange tidbit of history permanently nested in the fandom.

  11. Comment on Hey Tilderinos, what's your favorite cannabis strain? in ~talk

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    Would you mind expanding on that?

    Would you mind expanding on that?

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Are you having any (professional) "I told you so" moments? in ~tech

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    Totally depends on the person though, some people need to get out of their house to be productive.

    Totally depends on the person though, some people need to get out of their house to be productive.

    10 votes
  13. Comment on White House pushes for quick, direct payments to Americans in response to coronavirus in ~finance

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    I think you'd be surprised by the amount of voters who vote purely based on "is my life going good right now" despite whatever party they mostly align to between elections. America is only now in...

    I think you'd be surprised by the amount of voters who vote purely based on "is my life going good right now" despite whatever party they mostly align to between elections.

    America is only now in the past few days starting to experience much extensive quarantining, we'll have to watch those approval numbers over the next couple weeks as the economic ramifications of all these measures take hold.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on NBCUniversal unveils Peacock, a free premium ad-supported streaming service with subscription tiers in ~tv

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    Well it was netflix for a time, and they shouldered it fine until it had it's catalogue poached by competition. It became the status quo long enough for us to get used to it as the obvious...

    If you want one subscription that covers everything, we had that. It was cable.

    Well it was netflix for a time, and they shouldered it fine until it had it's catalogue poached by competition. It became the status quo long enough for us to get used to it as the obvious evolution of watching media. Even if it was inevitable it's reasonable for people to be disappointed with today's fragmentation. One of the few times I've seen more competition be bad for the consumer.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Sanders climbs, now tied with Biden among registered voters: Reuters poll in ~news

  16. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    We solve problems, even if they're not there. That's what we do ;) Never know when it might help a lurker or generate discussion though, even if you're not in need of a solution.

    We solve problems, even if they're not there. That's what we do ;)

    Never know when it might help a lurker or generate discussion though, even if you're not in need of a solution.

    8 votes
  17. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    Even without the "software needs to be replaced eventually mindset" I still don't think they're in the wrong here. They provided a decade of support and then offered a free upgrade to a new...

    10 years ago, Microsoft planned to make this software obsolete in 2020. And they have decided to stop supporting it. There are no external factors forcing them to stop supporting it.

    Even without the "software needs to be replaced eventually mindset" I still don't think they're in the wrong here. They provided a decade of support and then offered a free upgrade to a new version they plan on upgrading for the forseeable future, ditching the old model completely. You could have a bought a license for Win7 in 2010 and presumably keep using it for Win10 for 20+ years until they make some major OS changes that completely rework their license system.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    You won't find it from a reputable source because the legality is questionable. I can confirm it gives you a "valid" license by all previous metrics and I've done it to 20+ machines but who knows...

    You won't find it from a reputable source because the legality is questionable. I can confirm it gives you a "valid" license by all previous metrics and I've done it to 20+ machines but who knows if it will hold up to a microsoft audit.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on Is anyone else here wondering when our overlord will open this place up a little? in ~tildes

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    I hadn't even thought of that activity sort problem. The default answer to most of that stuff would be community moderators, but we've all seen the problems that arise there. Given enough growth...

    I hadn't even thought of that activity sort problem. The default answer to most of that stuff would be community moderators, but we've all seen the problems that arise there. Given enough growth though, there might not be much difference between the early adopters with more vote weight and just having mods outright.

    4 votes