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  1. Comment on Opera Reborn 3: No modern browser is perfect, but this may be as close as it gets in ~tech

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    Ah, I didn't know anyone was working on that. That's neat. Got any links?

    Ah, I didn't know anyone was working on that. That's neat. Got any links?

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Opera Reborn 3: No modern browser is perfect, but this may be as close as it gets in ~tech

  3. Comment on Hatari - Hatrið Mun Sigra (Hatred Will Prevail) in ~music

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    Hard to pick favourites this year! I know it's a controversial opinion, but I loved Albania. Less controversially I loved Sweden. But my favourite performance was Australia. By a mile. Honourable...

    What were your favorite entries for Eurovision this year?

    Hard to pick favourites this year! I know it's a controversial opinion, but I loved Albania. Less controversially I loved Sweden.

    But my favourite performance was Australia. By a mile.

    Honourable mention to Ukraine, which ended up not participating for rather dumb reasons.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Opera Reborn 3: No modern browser is perfect, but this may be as close as it gets in ~tech

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    And it never will. Presto is dead.

    And it never will. Presto is dead.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Opera Reborn 3: No modern browser is perfect, but this may be as close as it gets in ~tech

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    Firefox' Panorama feature revolutionised my workflow. Then they removed it, because very few users actually used it… Then several users reimplemented it as extensions, because really, this feature...

    What cool and life changing abilities have I been sleeping on when I just use my browser to browse?

    Firefox' Panorama feature revolutionised my workflow.

    Then they removed it, because very few users actually used it…

    Then several users reimplemented it as extensions, because really, this feature is the best.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on White House launches tool for social media censorship complaints in ~news

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    I'm not convinced. It would be much more useful as a data collection tool if it was harder to manipulate. As it is it will just be completely flooded with offers for penis enlargement pills. I...

    I'm not convinced. It would be much more useful as a data collection tool if it was harder to manipulate. As it is it will just be completely flooded with offers for penis enlargement pills.

    I wouldn't be surprised if this was started as a spur of the moment thing by Trump. Angry over losing Twitter followers and convinced conservatives are being censored, he demanded a tool his cultists can use to report such censorship. His henchen had to slap it together quickly, on a shoestring budget and without the necessary technical expertise. This is the result.

    Hanlon's razor.

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

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    I love all the visual gags in Bojack Horseman. All the animal-related puns are amazing, but I think my favourites are the party banner gags.

    I love all the visual gags in Bojack Horseman. All the animal-related puns are amazing, but I think my favourites are the party banner gags.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on A Simple Way to Reduce Harassment in Online Discussion Groups in ~tech

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    Percent or percentage points? If it's percent, then first-time commenters became 56.9 percent (52.5 * 1.084) compliant. If it's percentage points, then first-time commenters became 60.9 percent...

    Matias designed a message that ran at the top of each discussion between August 25th and September 23rd, 2016. It simply read: "Welcome to r/science. Comments will be removed if they are jokes, memes, abusive, off-topic, or medical advice (rules). Our 1,200 moderators encourage respectful discussion."

    "Without posting the rules, a first-time commenter ... has a 52.5 percent chance of complying with community norms," he writes. "Posting the rules causes an 8.4 percent increase in the chance that a newcomer's comment will be allowed to remain by moderators."

    Percent or percentage points? If it's percent, then first-time commenters became 56.9 percent (52.5 * 1.084) compliant. If it's percentage points, then first-time commenters became 60.9 percent (52.5 + 8.4) compliant.

    And how much of that came from reduced harassment? I think it's more likely there was a big reduction in jokes and memes.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on It's Eurovision week! How will you watch the competition? Which song is your favourite? What are your predictions? in ~music

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    How will you watch the competition? I won't be watching the first semi-final live this time, because it clashes with the D&D campaign I'm running on Tuesdays. Instead I will be half-watching it...

    How will you watch the competition?

    I won't be watching the first semi-final live this time, because it clashes with the D&D campaign I'm running on Tuesdays. Instead I will be half-watching it tomorrow, probably while playing Civilization on my laptop.

    I'll be watching on Thursday though, when my native Norway is competing for a spot in the grand final. My prediction is we'll either do very well (top 10 in the grand final), or we'll fail to qualify from the semi-final, and it all comes down to how well Fred Buljo performs his joik.

    No matter if we qualify or not, I'm inviting some friends over to watch the grand final with me. It should be fun anyway.

    What song is your favourite?

    Albania: Jonida Maliqi - Ktheju Tokës. I just love everything about this, and I really hope they let the orchestra play during the performance. The bookies expect this to not even qualify to the grand final though. Oh well.

    What are your predictions?

    I think the Netherlands and France are over-rated by the bookies, and might both end up outside the top 5. Iceland and Serbia will both do better than expected, and one of them might even win. Germany and United Kingdom will both end up in the bottom 5, maybe even the bottom 2.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on It's Eurovision week! How will you watch the competition? Which song is your favourite? What are your predictions? in ~music

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    TIL we have user bios. :-o

    TIL we have user bios. :-o

    4 votes
  11. Comment on It's Eurovision week! How will you watch the competition? Which song is your favourite? What are your predictions? in ~music

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    After a bit of snooping in your comment history; are you from Russia? One of the best songs this year in my opinion, and I think you have a very good chance of winning the whole thing!

    After a bit of snooping in your comment history; are you from Russia? One of the best songs this year in my opinion, and I think you have a very good chance of winning the whole thing!

    3 votes
  12. Comment on What are your favorite games on the Switch? in ~games

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    Surprisingly I found Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle to be pretty great. It's an Xcom-like game, with the characters from the Mario universe and the humour from the Rabbids games, and somehow it...

    Surprisingly I found Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle to be pretty great. It's an Xcom-like game, with the characters from the Mario universe and the humour from the Rabbids games, and somehow it really works. It is also about a million times less frustrating than Xcom (and especially Xcom 2).

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Would someone ELI5 the pros and cons of the different (non-mobile) Firefox versions? in ~comp

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    There's also the warm fuzzy feeling from helping out discovering bugs. And the power of being able to affect the development of Firefox by providing early feedback on experimental changes. Also...

    There's also the warm fuzzy feeling from helping out discovering bugs. And the power of being able to affect the development of Firefox by providing early feedback on experimental changes.

    Also everyone here seems to have forgotten about Developer Edition, which I believe comes with some extra tools for web developers.

    But personally I stick with Stable.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on /e/ (formerly eelo) started selling phones today in ~tech

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    Do anyone here use /e/OS as a daily driver? Is it good? I'm very happy with my Sailfish-powered Xperia X, so I'm not currently in the market for a new phone, but this is exciting still. I didn't...

    Do anyone here use /e/OS as a daily driver? Is it good?

    I'm very happy with my Sailfish-powered Xperia X, so I'm not currently in the market for a new phone, but this is exciting still. I didn't know they had a patreon, maybe I should chip in a few bucks a month.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on How Game of Thrones Ruined its Most Important Episode in ~tv

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    Now I'm curious: What episode do you consider the most disappointing?

    Now I'm curious: What episode do you consider the most disappointing?

  16. Comment on Verizon is looking to sell Tumblr, Pornhub looking to buy. in ~tech

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    I agree this sounds like a PR move. I doubt they even have any intention of actually buying Tumblr. It seems more lilely to me that they just want to be part of the conversation to gain some free...

    I agree this sounds like a PR move. I doubt they even have any intention of actually buying Tumblr. It seems more lilely to me that they just want to be part of the conversation to gain some free PR and goodwill.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Minecraft creator Notch excluded from 10-year anniversary plans for the game because of his "comments and opinions" in ~games

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    There are a few of us here. I'm currently excited about Off Hours! Let's hope it turns out as good as After Hours was. Most of all I miss OPCD though.

    There are a few of us here. I'm currently excited about Off Hours! Let's hope it turns out as good as After Hours was.

    Most of all I miss OPCD though.

    2 votes