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  1. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 3 in ~health.coronavirus

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    What would it take to get americans to even strike, or protest at a large enough scale? Maybe this? Given protests fly in the face of social distancing (which is why we're shutting down so much of...

    What would it take to get americans to even strike, or protest at a large enough scale? Maybe this?

    Given protests fly in the face of social distancing (which is why we're shutting down so much of the economy in the first place, it's so people stay home and stop spreading the virus) I don't think it will be in form of protest, but dissent will be pretty high. Here in Brazil we had people banging their frying pans.

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  2. Comment on How is site growth? I have joined a year ago, looks like comment and upvote activity has died down a bit in ~tildes

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    Offtopic but ironically since this is the only site I know that seriously has this discussion this other point is hard to follow: The only thing that stops me just using this site for multiple...

    So much time is wasted picking through garbage to find the few comments that are actually worth reading. I like that it rarely feels like that here. Yes, there's less to read, but I get more out of it.

    Offtopic but ironically since this is the only site I know that seriously has this discussion this other point is hard to follow:

    There's nothing wrong with visiting less frequently, you don't need to have most of your online activity centered around Tildes (or any other single site).

    The only thing that stops me just using this site for multiple hours at a time is (yet again) the lack of activity. There's probably a sociological term for whatever the tipping point is.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on How is site growth? I have joined a year ago, looks like comment and upvote activity has died down a bit in ~tildes

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    I'm already replying to him so a mention is pointless. One of the cool features of this site only having like 400 people total is that you rarely need to do that, at least in my opinion.

    (Assuming your intention is to tag those users).

    @ and /u/ or u/ (If this wasn't already a reply to your comment.)

    I'm already replying to him so a mention is pointless.

    I'm mentioning this because you've used the "/[ ]" format twice in this thread.

    One of the cool features of this site only having like 400 people total is that you rarely need to do that, at least in my opinion.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Now is not the time to lose our humanity: Some DOs and DO NOTs in ~talk

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    How much responsibility/pressure do you think we should put on politicians and (more importantly) their voters? I, being terribly judgemental politically, have personally held this crisis as an...

    The last few weeks have been, and the coming months are going to be, a time of careful balance. You might hear politicians say they "want to fight the virus without creating a bigger problem"; usually it's about the economy, but it applies to everyone on a personal level as well.

    How much responsibility/pressure do you think we should put on politicians and (more importantly) their voters? I, being terribly judgemental politically, have personally held this crisis as an indictment for modern conservatism and a clear example as to why Republicans should either demand better of their politicians or own up to it and say that yes, their politicians are indeed representing them when they make religious activities essential or say we should be back to work by easter. We vote for politicians to represent us so we should hold them accountable for most of their actions or at least some of these more blatant statements right?

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  5. Comment on How is site growth? I have joined a year ago, looks like comment and upvote activity has died down a bit in ~tildes

  6. Comment on How is site growth? I have joined a year ago, looks like comment and upvote activity has died down a bit in ~tildes

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    Given /Bauke's data, neither has happened, in fact, nothing has happened. I wonder why. How many people are asking for invites on the threads? When I asked for mine no one else was in line.

    Given /Bauke's data, neither has happened, in fact, nothing has happened. I wonder why. How many people are asking for invites on the threads? When I asked for mine no one else was in line.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on How ‘never Bernie’ voters threw in with Biden and changed the primary in ~misc

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    Why would college educated people be more exposed to the dirtbag left? If anything I'd think they'd be the ones to take them the least seriously.

    Why would college educated people be more exposed to the dirtbag left? If anything I'd think they'd be the ones to take them the least seriously.

  8. Comment on Operation red herring | YouTube geographic in ~misc

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    An EmpLemon video debunking the #YoutubeWakeUp scandal's legitimacy and success, explaining the dubious history and action of it's leader Matt Watson and presenting a few potential reasons as to...

    An EmpLemon video debunking the #YoutubeWakeUp scandal's legitimacy and success, explaining the dubious history and action of it's leader Matt Watson and presenting a few potential reasons as to why it happened.

  9. Comment on Over 10 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in March as economy collapsed in ~finance

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    It's about practically everything physical really. For social distancing to work all physical contact needs to stop, so all activities that can't be done without physical contact are halted....

    It's about practically everything physical really.

    For social distancing to work all physical contact needs to stop, so all activities that can't be done without physical contact are halted.

    Really the problem is that self-sufficiency needed for true social distancing isn't really possible or practical and welfare that helps people shut themselves in is smeared.

    It's more like a freezing rather than collapse of the economy since all of the labor lost can stiil be done but it's not because otherwise people will die.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 2 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Quick numbers update (over the last day, hour length varies wildly and city level data is from a separate source): Region Total Cases (per 1,000,000 people) (relative increase in %) New cases...

    Quick numbers update (over the last day, hour length varies wildly and city level data is from a separate source):

    Region Total Cases (per 1,000,000 people) (relative increase in %) New cases
    Brazil 6836 (32.55) (19.6% increase.) +1119
    São Paulo (state) 2981 (64.9) (27.4% increase.) +642
    São Paulo (city) 2425 (197.96) (90.6% increase.) +1153

    According to this article there are 23k tests available right now. That's not enough and it's probably why they said they were only gonna test intense case, which is probably why our death rate is at 5%.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on The coronavirus pandemic is reminding us to look inwards and self reflect in ~health

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    An article on how the lockdowns and social distancing have above all else given us free time to think about not just the world but ourselves and what that could imply long term. Admittedly the...

    An article on how the lockdowns and social distancing have above all else given us free time to think about not just the world but ourselves and what that could imply long term. Admittedly the counter argument is 'more time watching TV and on Twitter isn't really gonna help us'.

    We have created a frenzied lifestyle in which not a minute is to be wasted. The precious 24 hours of each day are carved up, dissected, and reduced to 10-minute units of efficiency. We become agitated and angry in the waiting room of a doctor’s office if we’ve been standing by for 10 minutes or more. We grow impatient if our laser printers don’t spit out at least five pages a minute. We cannot sit quietly in a chair for 10 minutes. And we must be connected to the grid at all times. We take our smartphones and laptops with us on vacation. We go through our email at restaurants, or our online bank accounts while walking in the park. We have become slaves to our “urgent” appointments and to-do lists and addiction to nonstop stimulation by the external world. A momentous but little discussed study by the University of Hertfordshire in collaboration with the British Council found that the walking speed of pedestrians in 34 cities around the world increased by 10 percent just in the 10-year period from 1995 to 2005.

    (Why the hell am I posting this at 2:30 in the morning again?)

    By forcing many of us to slow down, to spend more time in personal reflection, away from the noise and heave of the world, the frightening COVID-19 pandemic may be creating such a change right now. With more quiet time, more privacy, more stillness, we have an opportunity to think about who we are, as individuals and as a society.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on How ‘never Bernie’ voters threw in with Biden and changed the primary in ~misc

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    Because none of us has any personal experience with him personally and we can't truly know unless someone who actually has those credentials says so.

    Because none of us has any personal experience with him personally and we can't truly know unless someone who actually has those credentials says so.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on How ‘never Bernie’ voters threw in with Biden and changed the primary in ~misc

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    Do you think someone like Elizabeth Warren stands a better chance at doing so then? I don't really think most Congresspeople would support progressive policy just because Warren is calmer than...

    If Sanders was elected president tomorrow that wouldn't mean a single one of his ideas becomes effect. He could be given a Democratic Senate and there is still going to be an incredible uphill battle to get any major changes through the system.

    Do you think someone like Elizabeth Warren stands a better chance at doing so then? I don't really think most Congresspeople would support progressive policy just because Warren is calmer than Sanders and a registered Democrat.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on How ‘never Bernie’ voters threw in with Biden and changed the primary in ~misc

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    Related article about how the Biden 2020 compares with the Hillary 2016 map for the Democratic nomination. If Elizabeth Warren ran in 2016, she would have won and sanders wouldn't be anywhere near...

    Related article about how the Biden 2020 compares with the Hillary 2016 map for the Democratic nomination.

    If Elizabeth Warren ran in 2016, she would have won and sanders wouldn't be anywhere near national policy. 3 out of 5 of her supporters had moderates as their second choices. They want progressivism but they do not want Sanders anywhere near it. Also these people seem to Ironically be far more numerous and consequential than Bernie or bust-ers.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on Megathread: April Fools' Day 2020 on the internet in ~misc

  16. Comment on password: a game about key presses and reaction time in ~creative

  17. Comment on password: a game about key presses and reaction time in ~creative

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    :p Can't really react too much to that. Yeah I'll have to agree. Unfortunately the lack of a physical keyboard is what separate a modern phone from those blackberries from 10+ years ago so it's...

    The goal was to "release what is", not "release excellent". When you're depressed, an imperfect piece of code is better than one that never sees release.

    :p

    Can't really react too much to that.

    I can't adapt it to mobile as is even if I wanted: it would be a convoluted experience involving flashing key cards or you'd have to waste time scrolling while also managing a virtual keyboard.

    Yeah I'll have to agree. Unfortunately the lack of a physical keyboard is what separate a modern phone from those blackberries from 10+ years ago so it's pretty important. Maybe you could try to make a keyboard in the site/code yourself and let the users be able to toggle it, although delay in typing could mean that's not an option.

    Actually, I recall having an idea of using directional swipes for mobile users. Not exactly password anymore, but – mobile support, right?

    Sure.

    1 vote