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  1. Comment on OnlyFans will prohibit "content containing sexually-explicit conduct" (but still allow nudity) starting October 1, at the request of banking/payment providers in ~tech

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    Dispensaries aren’t cash-only. You can use multiple different cash apps and debit cards.

    Dispensaries aren’t cash-only. You can use multiple different cash apps and debit cards.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Yik Yak, the anonymous app that tested free speech, is back in ~tech

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    Huh. I don’t doubt this because it’s how I would expect the app to be used, but when it was out the first time it wasn’t really used for that on my college campus. Mostly we had memes, jokes,...

    Huh. I don’t doubt this because it’s how I would expect the app to be used, but when it was out the first time it wasn’t really used for that on my college campus. Mostly we had memes, jokes, occasional thirst yaks, and a lot of “I am going to kill myself” posts

    9 votes
  3. Comment on Polarization, pedantry, and pugnacious behavior in ~talk

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    This comment won’t really directly address anything you’ve said because you already know I agree. I originally planned to come home from my weekend trip, quietly log out of tildes, and walk away...
    • Exemplary

    This comment won’t really directly address anything you’ve said because you already know I agree. I originally planned to come home from my weekend trip, quietly log out of tildes, and walk away from the site for good. But since the thread is here I might as well leave a comment and say goodbye. I’ve spent enough of other people’s time venting about my frustrations that I feel like I’d be doing them a disservice to not say something and to just disappear into the night. My departure isn’t sudden, I haven’t been subtle about my displeasure with the direction the site has been going for the reasons that gaywallet listed in what feels like the 50 threads about this that have been made. The reasons have been out countless times by others who have a much better way with words than I do.

    At one point in time I was so excited for this site. I created a GitHub account just so I could help contribute. I started expanding my tech stack so I could help the site become everything I hoped it could be. I proudly showed it to all of my friends and pestered them until they gave it a try because I was convinced they would love it. And for a long time many of them did. But all of them have left by now. Today I wouldn’t suggest it to any of them. I wouldn’t tell them to stay away. This site isn’t like fuckin parlor or anything. But I no longer think anyone I know would enjoy their time on the site.

    A year ago I got frustrated and quit coming to Tildes. I was done with it. I was frustrated and angry and sad. Eventually enough time passed, my anger went away, and I slowly came back. This time I’m walking away and I can’t say I feel much of any emotion about it. At this point it feels like I just have a bandaid that I’ve needed to rip off for weeks but haven’t. I delete more comments than I leave up because I know how the conversations will go. I’ve seen them hashed out again and again and I just don’t care enough about the site anymore to want to put anything into it. I don’t post anymore because I know who the few people still around that have the same interests as me so I just send it to them directly, why bother posting? There’s no anger or frustration this time around, just acceptance.

    I don’t really know why I am writing this comment in the first place, or why I am continuing to ramble on. Maybe it is because walking away leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. To reference the heavily referenced “it just takes one asshole” post, walking away feels like letting this ghost of assholishness win and take another site and community from me. But I need to accept that the site is what it is based off of community decisions and input and I’ve just diverged from it. Maybe because I’m naive enough to think that someone in this thread will comment the snowball that begins an avalanche of change into a unified vision and I’m egotistical or delusional enough to think that comment could come from me. Maybe I’m nervous to hit send and officially say something because it makes leaving a real decision and not just something that I wake up one day and realized happened months ago without me thinking. I’ve always been bad at being definitive with things. I’m afraid I’ll crave something Tildes can give me and so I’ll come crawling back and I know the shame and hypocrisy I’d feel from that would kill me. I’m starting to sweat just thinking about it now. Maybe this all is must my attempt at a text-based Midwestern Goodbye. Even though I know it is inevitable, I’m standing in the door stretching every second out of the conversation I can because I’m not ready for the night to end.

    But maybe it’s time I took a hint and finally close the door.

    12 votes
  4. Comment on Twitter and anti-intellectualism in ~humanities

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    I guess what counts as normal? I’m more online than the average person but have been off Twitter for over a year and even when I was terminally online I had never heard of shoeOnHead and thought...

    I can’t imagine normal people knowing/caring about any of these people or what they have to say about anything.

    I guess what counts as normal? I’m more online than the average person but have been off Twitter for over a year and even when I was terminally online I had never heard of shoeOnHead and thought the video was pretty interesting. The last 5 or so minutes of the video are talking about in general how people act and get defensive online. In fact, I caught myself getting into the same defensive mindset Big Joel talks about at the end of this video in response to your comment and had to catch myself and walk myself back from that. I learned a couple new philosophy terms that took me down a Wikipedia rabbit hole, got asked a question that made me deeply uncomfortable and have to have an internal discussion with my diet and society™️, learned a bit about how online “debates” can spiral and be framed, and a little bit about being more empathetic to people in general.

    I only got around halfway through before the flashbacks to my extremely online self got too burdensome

    I had the same reaction at first. The end of the video is an attempt to get the viewer to think about why you feel that way.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Cloudflare's inaccessible browser contradicts the company's mission in ~comp

  6. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of July 26 in ~news

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    make them vote use some of their vast wealth to support mutual aids in their state/district to help people who are about to be evicted and public push for others with means to do the same use some...
    • make them vote

    • use some of their vast wealth to support mutual aids in their state/district to help people who are about to be evicted and public push for others with means to do the same

    • use some of the manpower and resources at their disposal to create or amplify sites that help people who are homeless or about to be evicted.

    • use their national media platform to pressure state and local officials to pass local eviction moratorium in their state/district

    • literally fucking anything other than tweeting the equivalent of “thoughts and prayers” and moving on.

    She/they (Democrats) are some of the highest level of government officials in the US. If they can’t use their brains or resources to think of some way they could help people other than to not hold a vote because they know it’ll fail what good are they?

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Tomorrow's wireless world will be fatter, faster, and creepier in ~comp

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    I agree with you. I have tried and hated basically every wireless option for just about everything I’ve tried. The only real exceptions being laptop and cell phone and even then I still regularly...

    I agree with you. I have tried and hated basically every wireless option for just about everything I’ve tried. The only real exceptions being laptop and cell phone and even then I still regularly find myself trying to buy a desktop but not being able to justify the cost and waste since I already have a laptop

    2 votes
  8. Comment on DHL sent all the PinePhones to New Zealand 🤦 in ~tech

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    This is so funny but so unfortunate. Hopefully its not too too bad for them. I'd love to be able to get my hands on one eventually. My iPhone is still holding on for now, and from their page it...

    This is so funny but so unfortunate. Hopefully its not too too bad for them. I'd love to be able to get my hands on one eventually. My iPhone is still holding on for now, and from their page it sounds like my T-Mobile service might be supported eventually (all but MMS are a yes right now) so that would be a cool change.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on How has the pandemic changed you? in ~talk

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    An annoyingly literal answer but the pandemic didn’t really change me at all. It pointed out a lot of the things I disliked about myself, what I disliked about the way I was living my life, and...

    An annoyingly literal answer but the pandemic didn’t really change me at all. It pointed out a lot of the things I disliked about myself, what I disliked about the way I was living my life, and the things I want to do differently. Once things open back up, that’s when the rubber meets the road. Which unfortunately means all the hard work and change still lays ahead.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Cleveland Indians change name to Guardians in ~sports

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    Maybe. I certainly don't buy much sports merchandise anymore but from what I remember they had gone to mostly basic block letters after retiring the chief and starting to consider new names. Now,...

    Maybe. I certainly don't buy much sports merchandise anymore but from what I remember they had gone to mostly basic block letters after retiring the chief and starting to consider new names. Now, I'm not saying they should have stuck with the block letters, but they're already changing from block letters back to the original font, if we're already changing fonts why not do something better looking.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Cleveland Indians change name to Guardians in ~sports

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    For some reason they decided to stick with the old Indians font and I have no idea why because its always been ugly and impossible to read.

    For some reason they decided to stick with the old Indians font and I have no idea why because its always been ugly and impossible to read.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Cleveland Indians change name to Guardians in ~sports

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    That's fair. I'm a fan of the new name but I get why others aren't. My only real counter would be "most sports team names sound dumb"

    That's fair. I'm a fan of the new name but I get why others aren't. My only real counter would be "most sports team names sound dumb"

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Cleveland Indians change name to Guardians in ~sports

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    Loving this news. I've long been pushing for the Cleveland Guardians to be the name of the baseball team. The Guardians statues are some of the coolest architecture in the city IMO, and more...

    Loving this news. I've long been pushing for the Cleveland Guardians to be the name of the baseball team. The Guardians statues are some of the coolest architecture in the city IMO, and more importantly they are giant guardian statues that stand on the bridge you take to get to the baseball field. The statues are like 100 yards from the entrance to Progressive Field. I wish we would have gotten a color change along with the name change, but I'll take what I can get and be happy I got my top choice.

    12 votes
  14. Comment on ‘I’m sorry, but it’s too late’: Alabama doctor on treating unvaccinated, dying COVID patients in ~health.coronavirus

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    There have been times where I've avoided seeing a doctor because the $20 copay for the visit would be completely draining my bank account, I'd have to take off work to do it which meant I wouldn't...

    There have been times where I've avoided seeing a doctor because the $20 copay for the visit would be completely draining my bank account, I'd have to take off work to do it which meant I wouldn't have my normal paycheck which meant I'd either not be eating or I wouldn't be making rent, and I'd have to figure out how to get there which would inevitably cost more money that I didn't have. I know and knew that putting off seeing a doctor was potentially going to cost me more in the long run, but I didn't have the money to gamble on "what if it gets worse." You just cross your fingers and hope it gets better. And that's when I was actually sick and knew I needed a doctor. No way in hell was I doing regular checkups or going to go see them if I was anything short of dying.

    12 votes
  15. Comment on 'Woke coke': Drug dealers marketing 'ethically sourced' cocaine in ~news

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    I wouldn’t say this is true in the US. “Clean, abundant water that is affordable and accessible to many” is a much more accurate description....

    But in a developed nation water is a solved problem. Clean, abundant water is free for everyone.

    I wouldn’t say this is true in the US. “Clean, abundant water that is affordable and accessible to many” is a much more accurate description.

    https://time.com/longform/clean-water-access-united-states/

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Trust in software, an all time low in ~tech

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    Yeah that's fair, I suppose it is easy for me to be frustrated because I know my team wasn't doing that. I'm best friends with that person so I knew that they only asked for things that were...

    Yeah that's fair, I suppose it is easy for me to be frustrated because I know my team wasn't doing that. I'm best friends with that person so I knew that they only asked for things that were necessary, but our small 30-something person company isn't indicative of how the rest of the industry acts. Especially at a customer support level.

    4 votes