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  1. Comment on Would it be beneficial to ban certain topics of political discourse? in ~tildes

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    People might behave better and not abuse the system and go to private messages and discord to complain about the same two users if it felt like you did anything other than condescendingly tell us...

    People might behave better and not abuse the system and go to private messages and discord to complain about the same two users if it felt like you did anything other than condescendingly tell us that we’re looking for a fight because the same two people constantly say shitty things that aren’t true about progressive and if it felt like you moderated them even remotely the same way you do us.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Gfycat to ban adult content and move it to RedGIFs, a new site by Gfycat for content with no restrictions in ~tech

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    How does saying “tumblr is a site for porn and dumb sjws” add more to the conversation? It doesn’t. Whatever. I give up. I’m tired of feeling insane and like an outcast for trying to explain that...

    How does saying “tumblr is a site for porn and dumb sjws” add more to the conversation? It doesn’t.

    Whatever. I give up. I’m tired of feeling insane and like an outcast for trying to explain that constant indirect attacks hurt just as much as a direct one and equally derail discussion and equally contribute little. Fuck it. I kept hanging onto hope that this site might become more than Reddit’s shitty views w/ a requirement to put makeup on it first but I’ve fought this fight so many times and seemingly every other user who agreed with me left so why keep trying.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Gfycat to ban adult content and move it to RedGIFs, a new site by Gfycat for content with no restrictions in ~tech

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    I agree that "fuck you" is a harsh response, but I want to take a second and discuss WHY there is a lot of strong sense of defense here. I want to do this because, especially on Tildes, I feel...

    I agree that "fuck you" is a harsh response, but I want to take a second and discuss WHY there is a lot of strong sense of defense here. I want to do this because, especially on Tildes, I feel like people care more about decorum and tone than they do understanding the emotions people have. How is this not an insulting tone to take?

    As Tumblr was about 90% porn and 10% leftist teenagers screeching about the patriarchy, the site tumbled into irrelevancy, because everyone over the age of 16 was there for the porn and nothing else.

    It is a condescending statement that anyone who uses tumblr was either there for porn or the caricature of SJW's, again said in a tone obviously meant to imply it is an bad thing or an insult. I'm amazed by how many people see people insult a community, a member of the community is offended that someone is being an asshole to them, and the highest-voted first response in this community is "WOW. SOMEONE woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning". Maybe they did. Does that make the first comment any less of an attack? Tumblr was the first home and community of so many people in marginalized groups. It became an internet punching bag because 4chan and reddit figured out that its easy to demonize a site that isn't popular among straight dudes by posting screenshots of fringes of the community and got the whole internet to treat its users like idiots and infants. I wish I would see people use 1/3 the energy they use to police the people getting punched in the comment section to respond to the people originally being rude.

    13 votes
  4. Comment on Gfycat to ban adult content and move it to RedGIFs, a new site by Gfycat for content with no restrictions in ~tech

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    Yeah that’s a super inaccurate and biased view of tumblr. People shit on tumblr all the time but in my experience, tumblr has by far the most welcoming, talented, and insightful community. I see a...

    As Tumblr was about 90% porn and 10% leftist teenagers screeching about the patriarchy, the site tumbled into irrelevancy, because everyone over the age of 16 was there for the porn and nothing else.

    Yeah that’s a super inaccurate and biased view of tumblr. People shit on tumblr all the time but in my experience, tumblr has by far the most welcoming, talented, and insightful community. I see a higher frequency of more in depth, better researched, polite discussions every day on tumblr than I see on Hacker News, Tildes, or Reddit. Not a slam on any of those sites because they’re all solid in their own ways. But if I had to choose one site to be the basis of internet communities going forward 10000% I would pick tumblr.

    9 votes
  5. Comment on Elon Musk tweets "Tesla stock price is too high imo", shares fall in ~finance

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    My guess is manipulate it down, people-totally-not-associated-with-Elon buy up stocks, Elon stops tweeting or Tesla makes an announcement so stock prices climb,...

    My guess is manipulate it down, people-totally-not-associated-with-Elon buy up stocks, Elon stops tweeting or Tesla makes an announcement so stock prices climb, people-totally-not-associated-with-Elon make a ton of money and maybe some of it just so happens to get donated to Elon or a fundraiser at some point.

  6. Comment on Terry Pratchett novels to get 'absolutely faithful' TV adaptations in ~books

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    What did you think of the adaptation of good omens?

    What did you think of the adaptation of good omens?

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Elon Musk tweets "Tesla stock price is too high imo", shares fall in ~finance

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    Yeah we just aren't going to agree on this point. IMO one of the major injustices in our criminal system is that financial charges don't take net worth into account. Musk lost $40m. As @vakieh...

    It doesn't seem appropriate to me to charge somebody based on how rich they are, rather than based on the severity of their crime.

    Yeah we just aren't going to agree on this point. IMO one of the major injustices in our criminal system is that financial charges don't take net worth into account. Musk lost $40m. As @vakieh pointed out he made $2B in 2019, which is about $5,479,452.05 a day. So Musk lost 0.1% of his wealth that he regained in ~ a week. Obviously a lot of rounding and hand-wavy math there, but the general principle is Musk manipulated the stock market and got fined one week's pay. Personal wealth not being a factor in financial crimes is why rich people don't give a fuck about getting caught doing crimes. They either pay a negligible amount to hire an expensive lawyer to get them off, or they pay a negligible fee that does nothing to deter them in the future. It creates a system that punishes the poor for being poor and lets the rich get away with anything they want because they have money.

    29 votes
  8. Comment on Elon Musk tweets "Tesla stock price is too high imo", shares fall in ~finance

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    Depends on what you consider "hefty". He paid $40m and has a worth of $36.6B which is 0.1% of his personal wealth. That's hefty to us, probably not something he's even blinking at.

    Depends on what you consider "hefty". He paid $40m and has a worth of $36.6B which is 0.1% of his personal wealth. That's hefty to us, probably not something he's even blinking at.

    12 votes
  9. Comment on Tips for making a first DnD character? in ~games.tabletop

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    I think this is the most often-overlooked aspect of DnD. At least with newer players/DMs. Its how often times you end up in situations like in a lot of TV portrayals of DnD where people go around...

    I think this is the most often-overlooked aspect of DnD. At least with newer players/DMs. Its how often times you end up in situations like in a lot of TV portrayals of DnD where people go around in a circle taking turns reading a script of their backstory that is supposedly "real dialog" between characters. Its because there isn't any logically reason WHY these people should be working together, it doesn't make sense how they meet, etc. It really starts things off on the wrong foot and can make pacing and parts of the game further down the line incredibly awkward and immersion-breaking. Working with your DM to make a cohesive reason why you're all working together makes the flow of the campaign better and infinitely more fun IMO and is overlooked very often because, as you said, sometimes it means sacrificing aspects of your character that you had planned for the good of the campaign.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on iPhone SE: A powerful new smartphone in a popular design in ~tech

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    I’ve been coming more and more to that realization for a while. Before my iPhone 7 I was an adamant Android user, with most of the reason I wanted one being I could get similar specs to an iPhone,...

    I’ve been coming more and more to that realization for a while. Before my iPhone 7 I was an adamant Android user, with most of the reason I wanted one being I could get similar specs to an iPhone, but it was way more customizable and a bit easier to root if I wanted. Eventually I realized I had been getting cutting-edge android phones for years and I wasn’t doing any customizations, I wasn’t rooting, I wasn’t doing any app development. I wasn’t making any use out of all the things I touted that made Android better. So I switched to an iPhone 7 to try it out, and I liked the iPhone more and almost everything was how I would want it OOB. I’ve been iPhone ever since and now am trying to scale back how much I spend on my phone bc I’m never going to use most the features or push resource utilization.

    5 votes