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  1. Comment on The State Of California Is Investigating Riot Games For Gender Discrimination in ~games

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    Really sad and heartbreaking but not surprising. League of Legends is probably my favorite or second favorite esport (close tie with Smash Ultimate) and with every new article it gets harder and...

    Really sad and heartbreaking but not surprising. League of Legends is probably my favorite or second favorite esport (close tie with Smash Ultimate) and with every new article it gets harder and harder to support the competitive league. I wish they had taken the valve route and let other companies run the esports portion and only focused on the game. The league of legends esports scene would probably look very different, but at least then I could enjoy the competitive scene without directly supporting Riot (which I know is a selfish and small-scale reason to want that, there's lots of other reasons I wish they went this route but that's not important for this topic)

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Setting aside the musical content (if you can), what are the best music videos you know? in ~music

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    1-800-273-8255 - Logic. This is an incredibly good song, the music video is basically a movie from how long it is and from all the major actors in it. 100% will make you cry but it is one of the...

    1-800-273-8255 - Logic. This is an incredibly good song, the music video is basically a movie from how long it is and from all the major actors in it. 100% will make you cry but it is one of the most powerful music videos IMO.
    Ultralife - Oh Wonder. This has bonkers good editing and effects. Really impresses me every time and also I can't listen to the song or watch the video without smiling.
    The Less I Know The Better - Tame Impala

    4 votes
  3. Comment on I believe Google search is restricting what articles I can see in my searches, based on my location. What can I do? in ~tech

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    I know everyone here is going to be suggesting duckduckgo or startpage or similar privacy browsers/search engines. Here's a different one. I use ecosia which is a search engine that uses it's...

    I know everyone here is going to be suggesting duckduckgo or startpage or similar privacy browsers/search engines. Here's a different one. I use ecosia which is a search engine that uses it's profits to help combat deforestation around the world. They go into it more here and publish all their finances and spending so anyone can hold them accountable. Also they say on the page that they are privacy-minded but I will be honest I haven't looked too deeply into it.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Ranger, a console file manager for Vi/Vim users in ~comp

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    I'll have to look into this more! Thanks for the heads up!

    I'll have to look into this more! Thanks for the heads up!

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Comment vote counts are now visible again in ~tildes.official

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    I honestly forgot by Sunday that vote counts were hidden. It wasn't until the other ~tildes.official post that I remembered it happened as was a temporary thing. Looking back, I think I maybe I...

    I honestly forgot by Sunday that vote counts were hidden. It wasn't until the other ~tildes.official post that I remembered it happened as was a temporary thing. Looking back, I think I maybe I got one or two more comments on my posts than normal? I didn't notice any difference at all really. I think no votes makes more sense and is a better design to me personally but apparently people really rely on votes to read threads so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ guess I'm the outlier.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Doctor Sleep - Official Teaser Trailer in ~movies

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    So the only thing I can say that I'll give them is that it isn't supposed to be a clean adaptation of the books and is supposed to be a continuation of the universe. Which is how they rationalized...

    So the only thing I can say that I'll give them is that it isn't supposed to be a clean adaptation of the books and is supposed to be a continuation of the universe. Which is how they rationalized changing major plot points from the book to the movie: they're all the same but different. Its still dumb and I hate them though.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Doctor Sleep - Official Teaser Trailer in ~movies

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    I'm cautiously optimistic about this. Movie adaptations of Stephen King books historically haven't done much for me. I won't argue quality of the movies, I don't feel like that is important for...

    I'm cautiously optimistic about this. Movie adaptations of Stephen King books historically haven't done much for me. I won't argue quality of the movies, I don't feel like that is important for this discussion, all that really matters for this is that I didn't care for most of them. It is being directed by Mike Flanagan who made the Netflix show The Haunting of Hill House which I was a really big fan of. On top of that I really love me some Ewan McGregor. Dr. Sleep is one of the few books by King that I haven't read, so I am hoping that not knowing the plot at all going in will help me (a) be more surprised by things and (b) be less disappointed if they change something I like.

    Nothing they do it this movie will be able to make me even 1/1000000th as crushed and angry as the bullshit they pulled with the Dark Tower movie, which was my favorite book series growing up. So at least they know they can't make the worst Stephen King adaptation?

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Ranger, a console file manager for Vi/Vim users in ~comp

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    Going to check this out. I use a Mac for work and find Finder to be the most insanely infuriating thing in the world. 50% of the time it guesses exactly what file I need and opens Finder to that...

    Going to check this out. I use a Mac for work and find Finder to be the most insanely infuriating thing in the world. 50% of the time it guesses exactly what file I need and opens Finder to that file and it is ezpz. The other 50% it guesses wrong and I spend 18 hours trying to figure out how to navigate around to the directory I want (or I search entire Mac for the file name if I remember what it is called). I've gotten into the habit of "If it doesn't appear upon opening Finder, just hop on the command line and move it from directory to desktop, do whatever I need to do in finder with it, move it back to original location". I use iTerm3 for almost everything because Finder makes me want to rip out my fingernails. Hopefully this proves less painful.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on San Francisco says it will use AI to reduce bias when charging people with crimes in ~tech

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    I'm not holding my breath for this to be good. It seems less prone to some of the issues with AI and policing in the past (which the author links to at the bottom of the article), but I don't...

    I'm not holding my breath for this to be good. It seems less prone to some of the issues with AI and policing in the past (which the author links to at the bottom of the article), but I don't really see this changing much of anything unfortunately. The shortcomings of the project that I can think of are all listed in the article.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Maine Governor Signs Strictest Internet Protections in the U.S. in ~news

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    It has its pros and cons. I'm a Cleveland kid moved to the New England area. From a governmental standpoint I love the New England area, and don't get me wrong I love it here. That said, there are...

    It has its pros and cons. I'm a Cleveland kid moved to the New England area. From a governmental standpoint I love the New England area, and don't get me wrong I love it here. That said, there are definitely aspects of the midwest that I miss regularly that have made me think about moving home (I won't, but I have considered it which is more than I thought I'd ever do).

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What is your personal preference and why: vim or emacs? in ~comp

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    Sorry for the delayed response! I thought I responded but I guess I didn't. Whoops! I need to do it again I think. My problem is I know some of the very very basics of vim which make the first 20...

    Sorry for the delayed response! I thought I responded but I guess I didn't. Whoops! I need to do it again I think. My problem is I know some of the very very basics of vim which make the first 20 minutes or so of the tutorial very tedious and I want to give up and do something else. I need to buckle down and do it again.

  12. Comment on Poll: Most Texas voters believe business owners shouldn't be allowed to refuse service to LGBT people in ~lgbt

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    Yeah there's no great solution. The question asked was a very specific one.

    Yeah there's no great solution. The question asked was a very specific one.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Milo Yiannopoulos named marshal for 'Straight Pride' parade in ~lgbt

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    Should be interesting to see what happens. Bostonian here. I know I and all my friends have called the city to let them know we are opposed to the parade (they are taking community input while...

    Should be interesting to see what happens. Bostonian here. I know I and all my friends have called the city to let them know we are opposed to the parade (they are taking community input while deciding to give a full permit last I heard). I have been to a few Boston counter-protests, hopefully the numbers play out the same way they do for other events: hate groups dwarfed in a sea of counter-protesters

    6 votes
  14. Comment on When is validation good/bad? in ~talk

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    That last part is my biggest hope. I can't speak for others, but now that I know voting won't get seen, I catch myself voting on something, realizing the poster won't see it, and writing a comment...

    That last part is my biggest hope. I can't speak for others, but now that I know voting won't get seen, I catch myself voting on something, realizing the poster won't see it, and writing a comment as well. Though I was already someone who would comment on posts so I don't know I'm the best example

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Ditch the GPS. It’s ruining your brain. in ~science

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    I talk about this game at every opportunity it feels like, but I loved this about hollow knight. You have to find or buy the map for areas, and even then they aren't complete. You fill them out to...

    I talk about this game at every opportunity it feels like, but I loved this about hollow knight. You have to find or buy the map for areas, and even then they aren't complete. You fill them out to completion by adventuring to uncharted areas and then getting to a bench (game's save point). Additionally, your character icon doesn't appear on the map unless you have an item attached that takes up a spot in your power ups so you have to weigh it against other charms that make you fight better or more evasive or have better defenses. As a result I can navigate a lot of the game without needing the map. I'm actually about to start a challenge for myself where I beat the game without using the charm that gives me my location on the map. It's a design that won't work for every game, but that I like a lot where it is right.

    9 votes
  16. Comment on The number of votes on comments is no longer visible (for the next week) in ~tildes.official

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    This has been so fascinating to me as someone who doesn't look at vote counts for other people's comments. Despite spending a ton of time on Tildes and Reddit, I never directly used votes as a...

    This has been so fascinating to me as someone who doesn't look at vote counts for other people's comments. Despite spending a ton of time on Tildes and Reddit, I never directly used votes as a guide of what to read (I mean, the site sorts but I try to always sort by new I'm not totally independent of it). It's fascinating to see so many people rely on it so heavily. I'm not trying to be like "I'm better than you because I don't care about votes", it is just something that I knew was a big trend on Reddit, but didn't think was as big here. It is really interesting.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Poll: Most Texas voters believe business owners shouldn't be allowed to refuse service to LGBT people in ~lgbt

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    Interesting and good to hear! I would love it if Texas was more purple/blue, though I suppose that's kind of a silly statement: "Socialist thinks state slowly moving to the left is a good thing....

    Interesting and good to hear! I would love it if Texas was more purple/blue, though I suppose that's kind of a silly statement: "Socialist thinks state slowly moving to the left is a good thing. World is shocked."

    I will say I hate the title of this. The double negative really fucked with my tired brain and I thought it said "Most texans oppose serving LGBTQ people" and got heated before reading the article. Though I suppose "Most Texans in favor of serving LGBTQ people" doesn't say the same thing. Also note: I'm not trying to attack you OP because you posted the title of the article. I just think there has to be a way to say it without double-negatives.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on What is your favourite programming language? in ~comp

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    This feels like a copout shitty answer. My favorite programming language right now is Python 2.7. Why? Because it comes pre-installed on all CentOS servers which means I can finally stop writing...

    This feels like a copout shitty answer.

    My favorite programming language right now is Python 2.7. Why? Because it comes pre-installed on all CentOS servers which means I can finally stop writing scripts in bash for server monitoring. I fucking hate bash. There are no amount of tutorials that will get that language to click with me it seems. Which isn't to say bash is a bad language. It is to say it is a bad language for me and since 100% of my programming is for work, my favorite language is the one that makes work less frustrating for me. Once there is a CentOS version that comes with python3 natively and we move all our servers to that, then python 3 will probably become my favorite language.

    I don't really care directly about the beauty of python or anything about python itself, just how it compares to my other options (bash). I use to work in C# and java and thought they were equally as good of languages as Python, but I don't have to work with those anymore so I don't care about them now.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on The number of votes on comments is no longer visible (for the next week) in ~tildes.official

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    I disagree, we know we can change the way people behave and interaction on sites because we already have successfully done it. There is nothing stopping people from posting jokes or puns or low...

    I disagree, we know we can change the way people behave and interaction on sites because we already have successfully done it. There is nothing stopping people from posting jokes or puns or low effort content right now other than they might eventually get asked to leave after a few warnings if Demois catches them. That's not a scalable system either. We made a goal of the site to be quality discussion, only accepted people who agreed that was important. I still go to sports sibreddits and post memes and puns and one sentence comments, and then tab over to Tildes and post more thought out ideas because I know the goals of commenting here and want to achieve that goal. I know the reason why people vote isn't as easy to gauge and cut-and-dry. But I absolutely disagree that people are immutible objects that can't be changed.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on The number of votes on comments is no longer visible (for the next week) in ~tildes.official

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    I don't necessarily think lurking is bad. My point is that there is a common theme when people ask "what is tildes missing" and that is "more content and interactions". The suggested solution to...

    I don't necessarily think lurking is bad. My point is that there is a common theme when people ask "what is tildes missing" and that is "more content and interactions". The suggested solution to it is always "invite more people". While that's one avenue, I think another perfectly valid one is to encourage more current users to participate. Yes, tons of people lurk on Reddit, but thats partially because reddit's community is "anyone who can create an account". If you're on Tildes, you've gotten an invite in which (while incredibly easy) means you've already put in more work to sign up than for signing up to pretty much ever social media site. The community isn't "the whole world" it's "people who want a social media site built around respect and good discussion about interesting topics".

    4 votes