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  1. Comment on Tildes Census Deep Dive - What do you dislike about tildes? in ~tildes

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    Didn't we have this experiment already once and almost everyone hated it? Maybe I'm having a biased memory of the hidden-votes experiment but I felt like I was one of a very small handful of users...

    Didn't we have this experiment already once and almost everyone hated it? Maybe I'm having a biased memory of the hidden-votes experiment but I felt like I was one of a very small handful of users that felt neutral-to-positive about votes being hidden while most people felt strongly negative.

    15 votes
  2. Comment on The Results of the Actual Unofficial 2020 Tildes Census in ~tildes

  3. Comment on Trump eliminates federal anti-racism training, calling it “a sickness” in ~misc

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    I think vegai is saying “bad move” in terms of election chances rather than morality. While I think this is a fucking terrible thing, I don’t think it’s a “bad move” in that I don’t think it’ll...

    I think vegai is saying “bad move” in terms of election chances rather than morality. While I think this is a fucking terrible thing, I don’t think it’s a “bad move” in that I don’t think it’ll make trump less popular with people who would consider voting for him. Which, again, to your point, is a total condemnation of America and it’s issues with history and racism.

    8 votes
  4. Comment on Why GitHub won't help you with hiring in ~comp

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    I went out of my way to make sure my gitlab is as hard to tie to my actual person as possible and never send it to employers. The shit on my gitlab is trash. It’s where I take my first stabs at...

    I went out of my way to make sure my gitlab is as hard to tie to my actual person as possible and never send it to employers. The shit on my gitlab is trash. It’s where I take my first stabs at learning something. My later attempts and better structured versions are in my employers proprietary code base. If you looked at my gitlab you would assume I’ve never programmed before. If someone submits their github as a way to show their skills I have no problem with that. But I wouldn’t want to work somewhere where they dig up my gitlab without asking me or they require a github account.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Online voting is much more difficult to do securely, and a fundamental problem with the concept is that most voters won't be able to understand whether it's secure or not in ~tech

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    I fail to see how any of the things you listed follow from online voting, either directly or indirectly

    I fail to see how any of the things you listed follow from online voting, either directly or indirectly

  6. Comment on Academics are really, really worried about their freedom in ~humanities

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    I think it also matters if the people writing to him are being honest. I find this really hard to believe given how many people I know who have filed Title IX complaints after being sexually...

    I think it also matters if the people writing to him are being honest.

    One professor notes, “Even with tenure and authority, I worry that students could file spurious Title IX complaints … or that students could boycott me or remove me as Chair.”

    I find this really hard to believe given how many people I know who have filed Title IX complaints after being sexually assaulted on campus and all of them got swept under the rug to protect the reputation of the school.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Fedora preloaded available for purchase in ~tech

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    Sorry I should have added a clarifying point: The laptops I have right now mostly aren't Lenovo. They are "old" (3-5 years, not old in my books but some people I know tell me they are ancient),...

    Sorry I should have added a clarifying point: The laptops I have right now mostly aren't Lenovo. They are "old" (3-5 years, not old in my books but some people I know tell me they are ancient), lightly used windows laptops I have laying around and don't use because windows makes me want to scream.

    Funnily enough, Fedora and Centos are the distros I'm most comfortable with because they're what different companies I've worked for have used for their servers :)

    1 vote
  8. Comment on ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Fedora preloaded available for purchase in ~tech

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    Hello! It's me! The person this is for! I'm a software engineer and I made it all through college and my first year in the industry without ever using Linux because my school didn't make me use it...

    I've never had a device I haven't wanted to repartition/reinstall straight out of the box, so I'm not quite sure who this is for.

    Hello! It's me! The person this is for! I'm a software engineer and I made it all through college and my first year in the industry without ever using Linux because my school didn't make me use it and installing it on a laptop (even as a dual boot) was more work than I was willing to put into it. I only ever started using it because a coworker gifted me a laptop with Fedora already installed on it. Every time I've tried to install it on a laptop its been full of issues with it not working with my mouse/keyboard, or issues with wifi, or with ethernet, etc. It usually just gets to a point where I get tired of dealing with it and go grab my work laptop (a mac) and start using that instead. If I wanted to buy a new personal laptop, going all the way to cart with one of the thinkpad's would run me $1,392.60, while a similar pro would run me $2,399.00 . I'll take the thinkpad every time if it means I don't have to fuck around with it until things work.

  9. Comment on Tell me about your experience with martial arts in ~health

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    On mobile so hopefully I copied it right but here on the fitness thread I posted about how I box at home and how it comes with access to a bunch of YouTube videos with workouts and technique...

    On mobile so hopefully I copied it right but here on the fitness thread I posted about how I box at home and how it comes with access to a bunch of YouTube videos with workouts and technique classes. It’s not perfect but i think it would be great for someone with your experience level of “know enough to be dangerous”

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Haven't been able to get back into the gym as I am based in a major city in the US, but I got a quietpunch not too long ago and have been trying that out. Its pretty decent. its certainly not...

    Haven't been able to get back into the gym as I am based in a major city in the US, but I got a quietpunch not too long ago and have been trying that out. Its pretty decent. its certainly not ideal, but given my nearly non-existent space for a gym having a punching bag that fits in the door frame has been really helpful. There are definitely technique shifts you have to make since you're punching a bag in a door frame and I don't want to miss and throw a hook into a doorframe and fuck up my hand. I'm not the biggest fan of the workout videos that come with it, but there's nothing that says you have to use those :) its been great to be able to train fighting again a bit. Sadly I can only train punches on it, so my Muy Thai isn't going to be getting much practice but its better than the nothing I was doing before I got it.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Tell me about your experience with martial arts in ~health

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    I've been doing a mix of boxing and Muy Thai for about 5 years now. I agree with pretty much everything said here but really wanted to hammer home one point that was a big issue for me: This was a...

    I've been doing a mix of boxing and Muy Thai for about 5 years now. I agree with pretty much everything said here but really wanted to hammer home one point that was a big issue for me:

    ...but I still think martial arts that don't incorporate some form of sparring are indulging in malpractice. Shadow boxing, forms, and bag work are all useful tools. They are ways to explore the kinesthetics, feel how combinations of techniques flow together (or don't), build muscle memory, and just feel out how you're feeling and moving today. But without actually executing them, under pressure with a threat bearing down on you it doesn't do anything.

    This was a huge problem for me for a while. My gym didn't have sparring as a part of the classes, they did separate sparring sessions that were optional but suggested. In my mind I always planned on sparring eventually but wanted to have really good technique down before I did because I was afraid of getting my ass handed to me. Everyone there who went to sparring classes kept trying to get me to go to sparring saying no amount of technique classes were going to help me prep for sparring, and they were 1000% right. Practicing combos, practicing blocking, all that is good and all, but it doesn't mean anything until you're in a pressure situation. Its easy to weave under a hook with perfect form when you know the hook is coming. Its a whole different thing when you don't know its coming and you're trying to come up with a combo to throw while also making sure you don't get taken down and your adrenaline is rushing (its called fight-or-flight response for a reason). I haven't ever gone to one of the bro-y tapout gyms so I can't say what it is like there. You should be able to tell the coach and the person you're sparring "hey, I'm super new at this, please don't kill me" and they'll respect it. That doesn't mean they wont hit you, and it doesn't mean it wont be painful, but they should make a point to not destroy you. If that's not the case, I'd honestly consider a different gym. Trust in your sparring partner is key IMO. Sparring is fighting, yeah, but it isn't a tournament. The goal is to get better, not to KO your opponent. But to get back to my original point: there is never going to be a perfect first time to spar. You're always going to be nervous, you're always going to have flaws. You won't know what you don't know until you spar. Talk to the coaches to make sure they think you're ready, and then just go and do it.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Michael Moore warns that Donald Trump is on course to repeat 2016 win in ~misc

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    This reminds me of his big recent climate change documentary on that ended up being almost entirely based on data from a decade before its release and riddled with inaccuracies that got widely...

    This reminds me of his big recent climate change documentary on that ended up being almost entirely based on data from a decade before its release and riddled with inaccuracies that got widely condemned by environmentalist groups and experts.

    Edit: link to a tildes thread from when the documentary came out, comments section is full of sources explaining why Moore’s documentary was wrong/bad/dangerous

    13 votes
  13. Comment on Remote worker? These nations want you in ~life

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    Does anyone else feel a bit off about this? Like, I know these are programs created and funded by the countries' local governments, but something about paying high-salary remote workers to take...

    Does anyone else feel a bit off about this? Like, I know these are programs created and funded by the countries' local governments, but something about paying high-salary remote workers to take extended vacations in countries with a history of colonialism just feels... wrong. That said, I don't really have an answer. Lots of these places had their non-tourism economies crushed and now depend on tourism so this would help their economies out so they need some solution to keep food on their citizens' tables. Idk. It reminds me a bit of the US and Puerto Rico where we fucked their economy so hard they can't survive without the US, but the US abuses them and doesn't give them representation, statehood, or all that much aid. Just seems like there are no wins for these places that doesn't involve what (again, to me) feels like colonization.

    Update: Started talking about this with one of my coworkers who moved to the US but his family is native to the bahama islands. Posting a reformatted version of our slack conversation with his take:

    "lol, they have already been colonialized. That ship has sailed.I can confidently say that rich white people moving to small island nations don’t really contribute negatively. Also most countries including Bermuda and the Bahamas make it very difficult to get international people work visas for local jobs so these folks wont be taking jobs aways from locals. All they would do is bring foreign income into the local economy. IDK about Bermuda but it likely has VAT and import duties similar to the Bahamas. So yeah they would be paying taxes. Bahamas has no income tax so everything else is taxed meaning foreigners are getting hit almost as hard which is a good thing."

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Notch deletes his Twitter account in deal with Game Maker's Toolkit in ~games

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    Yup! I bet that's going to be the idea (? Not sure on this word choice, I originally wrote loophole but that felt wrong too) that he'll use to bring back his twitter account at some point. Art and...

    Yup! I bet that's going to be the idea (? Not sure on this word choice, I originally wrote loophole but that felt wrong too) that he'll use to bring back his twitter account at some point. Art and politics are almost inseparable, it is just a matter of how loosely or strictly you define it.

    7 votes