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  1. Comment on Limerick thread in ~creative

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    There once was a man from Nantucket...

    There once was a man from Nantucket...

  2. Comment on Windows 10 Ameliorated review in ~tech

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    I've always thought it would be interesting to run the reactos userland with the windows 10 nt kernel, core drivers, and core libraries (e.g. win32). It should, in principle, give the best...

    I've always thought it would be interesting to run the reactos userland with the windows 10 nt kernel, core drivers, and core libraries (e.g. win32). It should, in principle, give the best possible experience and compatibility of any windows.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Why IRC is Still Good in $CURRENT_YEAR in ~comp

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    You can speak it by hand. The simplicity appeals to me. I've written an irc bot or two that pushed and pulled messages directly in plaintext. I also like the peering server model; it looks like...

    Why do you like IRC as a protocol?

    You can speak it by hand. The simplicity appeals to me. I've written an irc bot or two that pushed and pulled messages directly in plaintext. I also like the peering server model; it looks like matrix does something slightly similar, but it allows anyone to set up a server, and channels are associated with servers (though you can access a channel from any server, not just the one that's associated with it)?

    The rich media stuff looks nice, but I'm pretty ambivalent about it: it doesn't seem fundamentally more capable than what's available on irc.

    I don't understand why changing platform should mean changing culture.

    Because culture doesn't change that way. If there's some culture already present in matrix, it's not going to disappear because a bunch of people from irc showed up.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Why IRC is Still Good in $CURRENT_YEAR in ~comp

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    Freenode person here. I don't want to use matrix. Partly, this is because I actually prefer IRC as a protocol. Partly, this is because I'm used to the interface of my IRC client. But mostly I like...

    Freenode person here. I don't want to use matrix. Partly, this is because I actually prefer IRC as a protocol. Partly, this is because I'm used to the interface of my IRC client.

    But mostly I like the culture better on freenode (and efnet, and rizon). That's enough. It's very difficult to create a space on the internet with a good culture and precedent for interaction (as anyone on tildes should know). If matrix isn't already better, what reason do we have to migrate to it? Even if everyone agreed to migrate en masse (which won't happen anyway), the existing culture would still be whatever it is; that just seems rather counter-productive on both sides.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Why IRC is Still Good in $CURRENT_YEAR in ~comp

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    I hear good things about irccloud and thelounge. Huh? The only time my bouncer's ever gone down is when I've updated it or the OS its server runs; both are rare. (Or netsplits, but those are an...

    I hear good things about irccloud and thelounge.

    [bouncers] go down from time to time and you lose the history / mentions for the time you're offline

    Huh? The only time my bouncer's ever gone down is when I've updated it or the OS its server runs; both are rare. (Or netsplits, but those are an inherent part of the protocol.) Either way, I can't remember the last time my bouncer was down.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on What's a question you genuinely don't know the answer to? in ~talk

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    Once you have multiplanetary civilization, calendars stop making sense and you need a universal way to coordinate.

    Once you have multiplanetary civilization, calendars stop making sense and you need a universal way to coordinate.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Factorio 1.0 has been released in ~games

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    Sounds like you would prefer creative mode—or, at least, no-biters mode (different from peaceful mode; this makes it so there are no biter nests in the first place).

    Sounds like you would prefer creative mode—or, at least, no-biters mode (different from peaceful mode; this makes it so there are no biter nests in the first place).

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Epic offers new direct payment in Fortnite on iOS and Android to get around app store fees, and is removed from both stores in ~games

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    FWIW it only requires that on windows and mac; it works fine without on linux.

    which is why it also requires iTunes to be installed and the user to have an apple dev account in order to work

    FWIW it only requires that on windows and mac; it works fine without on linux.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on J notation as a tool of thought in ~comp

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    I disagree profoundly. Thought is very specialized. First off, as humans, we have evolved to be able to think about our environment in ways that are useful to, or benefit, ourselves. But second,...

    I disagree profoundly. Thought is very specialized. First off, as humans, we have evolved to be able to think about our environment in ways that are useful to, or benefit, ourselves. But second, and more importantly, we have specific domains for which we have call to think about repeatedly in similar ways.

    Think about musical notation. That is notation, which is a tool for thinking about music. And it's very effective notation for that purpose. You wouldn't try to use musical notation to plan what to wear to your friend's wedding. (Nor would you use english—nor j, either.) But musical notation is still indisputably an incredibly powerful domain-specific tool for thinking about music.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Epic offers new direct payment in Fortnite on iOS and Android to get around app store fees, and is removed from both stores in ~games

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    It works on all idevices, not just jailbroken ones. (You may be thinking of cydia, which is an on-device alternate app store, and which does require a jailbreak.)

    It works on all idevices, not just jailbroken ones.

    (You may be thinking of cydia, which is an on-device alternate app store, and which does require a jailbreak.)

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Epic offers new direct payment in Fortnite on iOS and Android to get around app store fees, and is removed from both stores in ~games

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    It's not an exploit. It uses the same protocol as xcode does for app development.

    It's not an exploit. It uses the same protocol as xcode does for app development.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Epic offers new direct payment in Fortnite on iOS and Android to get around app store fees, and is removed from both stores in ~games

  13. Comment on Can killing cookies save journalism? A Dutch public broadcaster got rid of targeted digital ads and its revenues went up 62-79% in ~tech

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    Chrome's 'cookies.txt' extension reports these cookies for https://over.npo.nl/:...

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    2 votes
  14. Comment on Apple surpasses Saudi Aramco to become world’s most valuable company in ~tech

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    Is it actually getting bigger, or is its value just getting arbitrarily inflated? Is apple (not to mention microsoft,google,amazon) actually providing any more value to the world now than it did...

    Is it actually getting bigger, or is its value just getting arbitrarily inflated?

    Is apple (not to mention microsoft,google,amazon) actually providing any more value to the world now than it did five years ago?

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Cheap/small alternative to the guitar in ~hobbies

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    Why do you want something smaller than a guitar? Lack of space in your home, or something else? What's uninteresting about guitar? The skill ceiling is certainly as high as any other instrument.

    I like the type of music that can be played on a guitar, but ideally I'd like something physically smaller, and perhaps a little more interesting

    Why do you want something smaller than a guitar? Lack of space in your home, or something else?

    What's uninteresting about guitar? The skill ceiling is certainly as high as any other instrument.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Cheap/small alternative to the guitar in ~hobbies

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    Not sure how much of a help this is, given the OP said:

    I would recommend guitar over a wind instrument just because you can easily practice it while looking at a screen or watching TV

    Not sure how much of a help this is, given the OP said:

    Being cooped up inside has made me realize how much time I spend in front of screens, for work and for play. I think it would be healthy for me to try to find something that's not screen related to do

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Cheap/small alternative to the guitar in ~hobbies

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    You can also try classical guitar, which uses nylon strings.

    much easier on my fingers

    You can also try classical guitar, which uses nylon strings.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on What is something that you consider a "necessary evil"? in ~talk

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    I strongly disagree. Also, 'relatively simple' is quite the understatement.

    A relatively simple database of stuff I like so that adverts can be anonymously targetted at me is not at all the same thing as surveillance.

    I strongly disagree.

    Also, 'relatively simple' is quite the understatement.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on How the Simulmatics Corporation invented the future in ~humanities

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    Time has proven (a) wrong. It's a shame, though, that society has grown so reliant on this form of surveillance that (b) and (c) are no longer acceptable opinions among polite company.

    “Without prejudicing your judgment, my own opinion is that such a thing (a) cannot work, (b) is immoral, (c) should be declared illegal,” Minow wrote

    Time has proven (a) wrong.

    It's a shame, though, that society has grown so reliant on this form of surveillance that (b) and (c) are no longer acceptable opinions among polite company.

    1 vote