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  1. Comment on Twitch's Latest Crackdowns On 'Sexual' Content Are Leaving Streamers Baffled in ~tech

  2. Comment on How many users are here now? in ~tildes

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    Generally, a good proxy is the number of subscribers to ~tildes.official, so there are approximately 11K user accounts. However, some users may unsubscribe from that subgroup, and, more...

    Generally, a good proxy is the number of subscribers to ~tildes.official, so there are approximately 11K user accounts.

    However, some users may unsubscribe from that subgroup, and, more importantly, multiple accounts aka alts are counted separately.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Australia retain the Ashes in England in ~sports

  4. Comment on Firefox 69.0 Released in ~tech

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    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=332275 Opened on March 30, 2006 (also, BOOOOOOO on that site for using PST). Back in 2006, the display I used was something like 800×600, and the 100%...

    Totally possible that such a niche use case did not come up before.

    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=332275

    Opened on March 30, 2006 (also, BOOOOOOO on that site for using PST).

    Back in 2006, the display I used was something like 800×600, and the 100% zoom was not a problem for me then, BTW.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Firefox 69.0 Released in ~tech

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    A simple search is more than sufficient to show that NOT having a default zoom setting in Firefox IS an issue (I would not have raised it if it were just MY issue). Today, 100% is simply NOT...

    This is not a common scenario

    A simple search is more than sufficient to show that NOT having a default zoom setting in Firefox IS an issue (I would not have raised it if it were just MY issue). Today, 100% is simply NOT comfortable for many users (older than 30 years or so) for text-intensive content on modern desktops.

    And the advance setting (1) is advanced as opposed to the basic settings other browsers have and (2) has ugly effects (devPixelsPerPx is just not the same as default zoom on desktops).

  6. Comment on Firefox 69.0 Released in ~tech

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    Yes, but there are things that are basic, and today, the ability to set the default zoom level is one (similarly, Chrome's inability to verify closing multiple tabs is really annoying, though IIRC...

    Yes, but there are things that are basic, and today, the ability to set the default zoom level is one (similarly, Chrome's inability to verify closing multiple tabs is really annoying, though IIRC this is because of some patent issue).

    Not everyone is on a mobile. My desktop is 1920×1200, and at the 100% zoom, reading long texts (as often happens on Tildes) causes an extreme level of eye strain.

  7. Comment on Firefox 69.0 Released in ~tech

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    Is it possible to set a default zoom other than 100% in the new version without extensions or advanced hacks? If a browser's default zoom is limited to 100%, then my evaluation of the browser is...

    Is it possible to set a default zoom other than 100% in the new version without extensions or advanced hacks?

    If a browser's default zoom is limited to 100%, then my evaluation of the browser is limited to bovine excrement barely usable.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Potential new groups, and general discussion about the purpose and organization of the group hierarchy in ~tildes.official

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    I would also suggest a fourth option: [ ] Notify me about new sub-groups of groups I'm already subscribed to. (with the notification containing a link to subscribe)

    I would also suggest a fourth option:

    • [ ] Notify me about new sub-groups of groups I'm already subscribed to.

    (with the notification containing a link to subscribe)

    8 votes
  9. Comment on Reddit is launching "RPAN" live streaming as a time-limited experiment for this week, but it will become a permanent feature soon in ~tech

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    One (a person anywhere on Earth: think of Asia, Africa, etc.) cannot be expected to know where and when daylight saving is applied. Edit: also, Alaska Daylight = UTC-8 = Pacific Standard

    One (a person anywhere on Earth: think of Asia, Africa, etc.) cannot be expected to know where and when daylight saving is applied.

    Edit: also, Alaska Daylight = UTC-8 = Pacific Standard

  10. Comment on Reddit is launching "RPAN" live streaming as a time-limited experiment for this week, but it will become a permanent feature soon in ~tech

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    When I follow the link, I see But I believe you (I know, GDPR, I know). Still, the fact that the announcement only mentions the Pacific Time (not even bothering about daylight saving—in all...

    When I follow the link, I see

    Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries. We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market. We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism.

    But I believe you (I know, GDPR, I know). Still, the fact that the announcement only mentions the Pacific Time (not even bothering about daylight saving—in all previous cases I registered, they at least specified PDT or PST) proves my point that

    I often have an impression that not only is Reddit an American website with other countries being a tolerated extension, but that Reddit has never grown up from being a San Francisco Bay Area local project with the rest of the world at best generously tolerated.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Reddit is launching "RPAN" live streaming as a time-limited experiment for this week, but it will become a permanent feature soon in ~tech

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    Yes, but is Reddit that small to be unable to have a few employees outside the Pacific Time Zone?

    Yes, but is Reddit that small to be unable to have a few employees outside the Pacific Time Zone?

  12. Comment on Reddit is launching "RPAN" live streaming as a time-limited experiment for this week, but it will become a permanent feature soon in ~tech

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    From the official announcement (the link was mentioned by Deimos in comments here; emphasis mine): If this is for editors around the world, then why is it limited to the working hours in an...

    From the official announcement (the link was mentioned by Deimos in comments here; emphasis mine):

    Starting August 19 until 5PM PT, and from 9AM-5PM PT through Friday, August 23, redditors around the world will be able to create live broadcasts.

    If this is for editors around the world, then why is it limited to the working hours in an extremely excentrical, 16th most populous time zone? And was it too difficult to provide UTC (also, is PT PST or PDT—do not expect everyone to know whether daylight saving is observed in your place)?

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Reddit is launching "RPAN" live streaming as a time-limited experiment for this week, but it will become a permanent feature soon in ~tech

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    By “switching to another site” I meant following a link out of Reddit. I basically agree with your concerns about Reddit. However, it looks like Reddit decided to become a general social medium...

    By “switching to another site” I meant following a link out of Reddit. I basically agree with your concerns about Reddit. However, it looks like Reddit decided to become a general social medium with a focus on easily consumed content like pictures and memes. Indeed, the users oriented to such content are most profitable for advertisers.

    I would not be surprised if Reddit gradually removes and bans all content that even might cause controversy, such as NSFW and, most probably after there is a different US president, all politics. This would not make Reddit “die” or even “fall,” but as the sidebar of r/WatchRedditDie reads (emphasis mine),

    Reddit is a rotting whale carcass washing up on the shores of irrelevancy.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Reddit is launching "RPAN" live streaming as a time-limited experiment for this week, but it will become a permanent feature soon in ~tech

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    It looks like as any other site inspiring to become a universal social medium, Reddit does not want its users to switch to any other site (cf. clicking on a Reddit link post in the old Reddit...

    why the fuck would you want to either stream or watch a stream hosted on Reddit when there's much better alternatives?

    It looks like as any other site inspiring to become a universal social medium, Reddit does not want its users to switch to any other site (cf. clicking on a Reddit link post in the old Reddit brings you to the source, but on the Redesigh it brings you to the comments).


    becoming a big alternative to Facebook. Also owned by Facebook.

    You have a good sense of humour.

    9 votes
  15. Comment on Reddit is launching "RPAN" live streaming as a time-limited experiment for this week, but it will become a permanent feature soon in ~tech

  16. Comment on Reddit is moving to a twitter-like public follower system in ~tech

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    You are right, but as you wrote here back in October 2018, Especially as their use of Pacific time by default is arrogant towards 99% of the world. Most of today's significant social media started...

    You are right, but as you wrote here back in October 2018,

    The statistics don't justify the arrogance.

    Especially as their use of Pacific time by default is arrogant towards 99% of the world.


    Most of today's significant social media started in the USA, and many of them started in the San Francisco Bay Area. However, when I occasionally browse Reddit's “official” subreddits, or when I read stories about Reddit, I often have an impression that not only is Reddit an American website with other countries being a tolerated extension, but that Reddit has never grown up from being a San Francisco Bay Area local project with the rest of the world at best generously tolerated.

    5 votes