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  1. Comment on Mutant crayfish clones take over cemetery after aquarium escape in ~enviro

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    Note: the story appeared in English in The Telegraph, which is paywalled, three days ago.

    Note: the story appeared in English in The Telegraph, which is paywalled, three days ago.

  2. Comment on Do you use the ignore feature? What type of posts do you ignore? in ~tildes

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    I do not use this feature. If I am not interested, I simply scroll down. When (not “if”!—I strongly believe) Tildes gets bigger, I might unsubscribe from some groups, but I am not going to...

    I do not use this feature. If I am not interested, I simply scroll down.

    When (not “if”!—I strongly believe) Tildes gets bigger, I might unsubscribe from some groups, but I am not going to formally ignore anything.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on Combating abuse in Matrix without backdoors in ~tech

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    Well done Matrix.

    In short, we need to keep E2EE [(end-to-end encryption)] as it is so that it benefits the 99.9% of people who are good actors. If we enforce backdoors and undermine it, then the bad 0.1% percent simply will switch to non-backdoored systems while the 99.9% are left vulnerable.

    Well done Matrix.

    8 votes
  4. Comment on Rahul, Bumrah, Shami star as Kings XI beat Mumbai after two Super Overs in ~sports

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    This was quite a special day in IPL as two games produced THREE super overs (for the other game:...

    This was quite a special day in IPL as two games produced THREE super overs (for the other game: https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/30141642/srh-vs-kkr-ipl-2020-lockie-ferguson-revs-ipl-pace-elite-spectacular-entry).

    After the ODI World Cup final in 2019, when the tied game and the tied super over resulted in the winner being determined by the number of boundaries, many tournaments adopted the rule that if a super over is tied, then another super over is played, and so on until the game is decided. The second Sunday's IPL game, IMHO, is one of the best examples.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Smart male chastity lock cock-up in ~tech

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    More seriously: I suggest to add the internet of things tag.

    More seriously: I suggest to add the internet of things tag.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Smart male chastity lock cock-up in ~tech

  7. Comment on Thinking of how to boost content and participation in here. What's your sport(s) of choice and how can you best contribute? in ~sports

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    My primary sport is definitely cricket. Right now, relatively few cricket events are happening (though this includes Indian Premier League 2020). Sometimes, I also check exotic sports, most...

    My primary sport is definitely cricket. Right now, relatively few cricket events are happening (though this includes Indian Premier League 2020).

    Sometimes, I also check exotic sports, most notably muggle quidditch.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on test. test. in ~test

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    Congratulations (edit: to those who actually implemented the change, most probably Deimos)!

    Congratulations (edit: to those who actually implemented the change, most probably Deimos)!

    1 vote
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  10. Comment on The refined sociopathy of The Economist in ~misc

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    Actually, the underlying ethos of the home ownership article is quite different as that article criticises the cult of home ownership. (The full text can be found in this Reddit post.)

    Actually, the underlying ethos of the home ownership article is quite different as that article criticises the cult of home ownership. (The full text can be found in this Reddit post.)

    1 vote
  11. Comment on In a lawsuit against the Internet Archive, the largest corporations in publishing want to change what it means to own a book in ~books

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    Scattered thoughts: IIUC the main idea underlying the National Emergency Library was that there were many books (paper or electronic) temporarily unavailable from locked libraries. A possible...

    Scattered thoughts:

    • IIUC the main idea underlying the National Emergency Library was that there were many books (paper or electronic) temporarily unavailable from locked libraries. A possible remedy would be making such emergency transfers legal, i.e., if a brick-and-mortar library becomes locked, then they can let an electronic library lend, with the standard restriction that the lent e-books correspond to the locked books.
    • A common argument by copyright maximalists is that “without copyright, poor authors would starve.” According to the article,

    Brewster Kahle… acknowledged that authors and publishers would also be harmed by the pandemic, urged those in a position to buy books to do so, and offered authors a form for removing their own books from the [National Emergency Library] program, if they chose.

    • The article makes a very important point that what libraries do is not limited to buying and lending, but it also includes preservation. This reminds me of another copyright maximalist argument which was against abandonware. Namely, they explicitly supported the rights to completely discontinue computer games so that old products do not compete with new ones.
    • However, IMNSHO the biggest problem is the current copyright length.
    11 votes
  12. Comment on Could we have a different color for exemplary new comments? in ~tildes

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    My idea was that the comment header (username, timestamp, technical links) would have a “new”-coloured border on the left and the rest (the comment body and the Vote-Label-… pane) would have an...

    My idea was that the comment header (username, timestamp, technical links) would have a “new”-coloured border on the left and the rest (the comment body and the Vote-Label-… pane) would have an “Exemplary”-coloured one, also on the left.

  13. Comment on Could we have a different color for exemplary new comments? in ~tildes

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    From the Inspect Element browser function, the border is applied to .comment-itself, which is a <div>. Since that <div> is composed of three parts (.comment-header, .comment-text, .btn-post), I...

    From the Inspect Element browser function, the border is applied to .comment-itself, which is a <div>.

    Since that <div> is composed of three parts (.comment-header, .comment-text, .btn-post), I would suggest the following for new AND Exemplary comments: the “new” colour is applied to the header only, and the “Exemplary” colour is applied to the rest.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Silfra, in Þingvellir National Park in Iceland, is a crack in the earth where you can snorkel or dive between the continents – well, sort of in ~science

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    There are many places in Iceland where one can observe plate tectonics directly.

    There are many places in Iceland where one can observe plate tectonics directly.

  15. Comment on Easily distinguish text topics from link topics? in ~tildes

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    In the desktop version, text topics also have expandable text. However, I support that some distinctive feature is added to the mobile version as well.

    In the desktop version, text topics also have expandable text.

    However, I support that some distinctive feature is added to the mobile version as well.

    3 votes