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  1. Comment on Patreon announces upcoming tiered "creator plans" with different fees and features - current creators can grandfather in with lower rates in ~tech

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    Related TechCrunch story. Off-topic: I read this on HN, and I don't like it, but that's business? Is this a problem? What are some solutions to this? Companies should be allowed to buy competitors...

    Related TechCrunch story.

    Off-topic: I read this on HN, and I don't like it, but that's business?

    They've been using the VC money to buy up competitors (Memberful, Kit, Subbable).

    We need to look more closely at business models like this, where a new technology starts gaining traction and insane amounts of money piles in to squash competition before it even begins. It's anti-competitive/anti-capitalistic and ends up hurting consumers in the long run as they force them to pay for the privilege of having nowhere else to go.

    See also Grubhub.

    Is this a problem? What are some solutions to this? Companies should be allowed to buy competitors at early stages, right? Where do you draw the line exactly?

    11 votes
  2. Comment on SpaceX's Starship prototype vehicle may "hop" for the first time this week in ~tech

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    It feels like this is all happening so quickly, but I guess they’ve been working on the Raptor engine for years. The craziest thing to me is the scale of that thing. Note the size of the tractor...

    It feels like this is all happening so quickly, but I guess they’ve been working on the Raptor engine for years.

    The craziest thing to me is the scale of that thing. Note the size of the tractor trailers which are closer to the camera than the test ship.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-03-18-181148.jpg

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Test! in ~test

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    Oh lookie, a reply to show you a notification.

    Oh lookie, a reply to show you a notification.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on US and Saudi Arabia blocking regulation of geoengineering, sources say in ~enviro

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    The issue here seems to be regulation. The US and Saudi don’t want other nations telling them how to deploy their solutions.

    The issue here seems to be regulation. The US and Saudi don’t want other nations telling them how to deploy their solutions.

  5. Comment on Shootings at Christchurch mosques in ~news

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    It seems to be more than just an individual: Source

    It seems to be more than just an individual:

    Authorities said they had four people in custody — three men and one women — but later clarified that only three were believed to have been involved in the violence. Police also deactivated a number of improvised explosive devices that had been attached to vehicles used by the suspects. Counterterrorism forces were activated across New Zealand and Australia.

    Source

    6 votes
  6. Comment on The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is … Google Docs in ~tech

  7. Comment on Theme is not saving, can anyone else reproduce that? in ~test

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    Ok, so everything works well on desktop and iOS chrome incognito. Maybe there is some cookie state that is particular to my iOS device, on both chrome and safari that is weirding out the code?...

    Ok, so everything works well on desktop and iOS chrome incognito.

    Maybe there is some cookie state that is particular to my iOS device, on both chrome and safari that is weirding out the code?

    Well, at least I came across that 502.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Theme is not saving, can anyone else reproduce that? in ~test

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    Ok, will try in a few.

    Ok, will try in a few.

  9. Comment on Theme is not saving, can anyone else reproduce that? in ~test

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    502 fixed. Now I am in iOS Chrome. When I try to set to a different theme it behaves like OP, except when I go back to settings, the new theme was saved to DB, but the home page is still the wrong...

    502 fixed.

    Now I am in iOS Chrome. When I try to set to a different theme it behaves like OP, except when I go back to settings, the new theme was saved to DB, but the home page is still the wrong theme.

  10. Comment on Theme is not saving, can anyone else reproduce that? in ~test

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    I disable the content blocker and it’s still not working, and I did refresh the page. Also, when I click set as default theme I now get this: <html> <head><title>502 Bad Gateway</title></head>...

    I disable the content blocker and it’s still not working, and I did refresh the page.

    Also, when I click set as default theme I now get this:

    <html> <head><title>502 Bad Gateway</title></head> <body bgcolor="white"> <center>

    502 Bad Gateway

    </center>
    <center>nginx</center> </body> </html>
  11. Comment on Theme is not saving, can anyone else reproduce that? in ~test

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    Thanks. Hmm, yeah I do have FF Focus running as a content blocker for Safari. That’s probably it. Oh, but I also clicked the Set as account default link. I thought that would override any local...

    Thanks. Hmm, yeah I do have FF Focus running as a content blocker for Safari. That’s probably it. Oh, but I also clicked the Set as account default link. I thought that would override any local cookie.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Theme is not saving, can anyone else reproduce that? in ~test

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    @deimos - is this just me?

    @deimos - is this just me?

  13. Comment on Let's talk about possible UI changes to make donating to Tildes more obvious. in ~tildes

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    I think a more campaign-style donation page would be great.

    I think a more campaign-style donation page would be great.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Poland’s president wants a referendum on the EU in ~news

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    That’s an excellent question. Blind nationalism for sure, it could be that simple I guess.

    That’s an excellent question. Blind nationalism for sure, it could be that simple I guess.

  15. iOS: I was on Black theme, went to settings and set White. The settings page changed theme, but when I clicked the Tildes logo to go to the home page, it went back to black, and in settings it...

    iOS: I was on Black theme, went to settings and set White. The settings page changed theme, but when I clicked the Tildes logo to go to the home page, it went back to black, and in settings it still says black.

    Seems not to be a saving to the DB. Can anyone else reproduce this?

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Poland’s president wants a referendum on the EU in ~news

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    As a Polak-American, I hate this and I will vote against it if it does come up. The problem is we still have state run TV in Poland and it’s basically Fox News under the current government....

    As a Polak-American, I hate this and I will vote against it if it does come up. The problem is we still have state run TV in Poland and it’s basically Fox News under the current government. They’ll be pushing this hard.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Let's talk about possible UI changes to make donating to Tildes more obvious. in ~tildes

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    That’s weird, prior to writing this topic I opened it in a FF private window to make sure and saw the old theme. Must have been cache somehow. Thanks.

    That’s weird, prior to writing this topic I opened it in a FF private window to make sure and saw the old theme. Must have been cache somehow. Thanks.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What are your views on hydrogen powered vehicles? in ~tech

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    I am not a fan of the technology. I mean there could some specific uses cases where H fuel cells are ideal, but not in cars. For one thing it would keep the refining and distribution of fuel a...

    I am not a fan of the technology. I mean there could some specific uses cases where H fuel cells are ideal, but not in cars. For one thing it would keep the refining and distribution of fuel a thing. Also, hydrogen comes mostly from natural gas currently, so that keeps fracking going.

    I greatly prefer batteries. For one thing you can easily generate the power yourself, which helps end the ability of giant companies to set the price of your fuel. I can’t find the definative link now, but I have read that the theoretical maximum efficiency of the H fuel cell system is lower than that of lithium batteries, in a car.

    3 votes