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  1. Comment on What do you think about the problem of unreachability of decision makers? in ~talk

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    This already sounds way better than the typical corporate sugary speech about such a decision. At least it sticks to reality.

    "yeah it pissed off a lot of people, but it was still more profitable overall"

    This already sounds way better than the typical corporate sugary speech about such a decision. At least it sticks to reality.

  2. Comment on What do you think about the problem of unreachability of decision makers? in ~talk

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    Maybe the world would be more humane, less stressful, if this leverage somehow became more bidirectional between companies and user communities.

    you have basically no leverage over google as a corporation and you can't coerce them to do anything or give you anything

    Maybe the world would be more humane, less stressful, if this leverage somehow became more bidirectional between companies and user communities.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on 8 ways sci-fi imagines data storage in ~tech

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    It's amusing how sci-fi as old as Star Trek didn't predict computer networks well. Most data was handed on drives or tablets (fancy!) directly to the recipient. The whole impressive 8 teraquads!...

    It's amusing how sci-fi as old as Star Trek didn't predict computer networks well. Most data was handed on drives or tablets (fancy!) directly to the recipient. The whole impressive 8 teraquads!

    Computer networks are almost a miracle of modern time, something that really blew up beyond imagination and predictions, unlike space and flying cars, and wrapped around the world and most aspects of life.

  4. Comment on Oculus Rift S Announced in ~tech

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    LCD also emits more directional light than OLED. I wonder if the peripheral area with have sufficient relative brightness after light passes the lens.

    LCD also emits more directional light than OLED. I wonder if the peripheral area with have sufficient relative brightness after light passes the lens.

    4 votes
  5. Businesses, especially in tech industry, sometimes have some okay support for clients, but in general the crucial things are walled off. A simple example: someone in a company decides to place an...

    Businesses, especially in tech industry, sometimes have some okay support for clients, but in general the crucial things are walled off.

    A simple example: someone in a company decides to place an ad and does that, people see that ad on YouTube, find it obnoxious, but cannot confront the original decision maker directly - they are unknown, unreachable.

    Another example: many people used Google Inbox app and then Google discontinued it. Users are unsatisfied. Someone in Google, a person, made the decision. But they are unknown. A user cannot come up and ask them, "Hey you, why did you do that?" and at least get a clear honest answer. There are sugary press releases and damage control in such cases.

    I understand that if many of us started a business we would want to wall our decisions off the external environment (users) too. It's a dilemma. But still, what do you think about that? How would you deal with this problem in a different way?

    11 votes
  6. Comment on Is fanart fluff? Could something be done to make it not fluff if so? in ~tildes

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    Don't just post a pic because you like it, you can start a more general thread instead, for example for discussing any fan art of a particular fandom. Then maintain discussion and add art in...

    Don't just post a pic because you like it, you can start a more general thread instead, for example for discussing any fan art of a particular fandom. Then maintain discussion and add art in comments to discuss for as long as you wish. The system is not like on reddit, threads aren't meant to die after 24 hours here.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Would you go to Mars? in ~talk

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    Yeah it's like a fad. Too many things need to be solved to make the journey not boring. The main unsolvable problem is ping. But if the download speed is acceptable, the trip is safe, not longer...

    Yeah it's like a fad. Too many things need to be solved to make the journey not boring. The main unsolvable problem is ping. But if the download speed is acceptable, the trip is safe, not longer than a couple years, with a stock of good canned food, and the best friend agrees to join, then sure.

  8. Comment on What do you think will be the next big innovation to smart phones? in ~tech

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    The previous gen Dex required a dock and the latest one doesn't. This is an improvement. Heat can be mitigated by heat pipes which get bigger inside the phones

    The previous gen Dex required a dock and the latest one doesn't. This is an improvement. Heat can be mitigated by heat pipes which get bigger inside the phones

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Reddit has banned r/watchpeopledie in ~tech

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    It's not really like that. Occasional binge reading that sub probably helped improving situational awareness. Many people there said the same.

    literally watching people be slaughtered like fish in a barrel

    It's not really like that. Occasional binge reading that sub probably helped improving situational awareness. Many people there said the same.

    7 votes
  10. Comment on Does anyone else feel the default theme is too bright? in ~tildes

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    A webpage cannot be brighter than the screen brightness setting. Should be about the same as brightness of a sheet of paper under your lights. Maybe you should lower screen brightness

    A webpage cannot be brighter than the screen brightness setting. Should be about the same as brightness of a sheet of paper under your lights. Maybe you should lower screen brightness

    8 votes
  11. Comment on What are some anime/manga that are underrated and/or not so popular? in ~anime

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    Planetes still feels wildly popular comparing to Moonlight Mile, which even suddenly ends while getting really exciting, unfortunately. Planetes had amazing accuracy of depicting space. Its story...

    Planetes still feels wildly popular comparing to Moonlight Mile, which even suddenly ends while getting really exciting, unfortunately.

    Planetes had amazing accuracy of depicting space. Its story was also low key and nice ...in the beginning. Closer to the end someone in there started behaving like a psycho and that was a turnoff, really spoiled the show.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Heat your House with a Water Brake Windmill in ~tech

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    The Eddy current version is a pretty smart idea. I think it's possible even to make a hybrid system of Eddy current heater and power generator, where energy can be diverted in electrical form for...

    The Eddy current version is a pretty smart idea. I think it's possible even to make a hybrid system of Eddy current heater and power generator, where energy can be diverted in electrical form for various use and this way we have a 2 in 1 wind turbine, for efficient heating and less efficient but more versatile electric power.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Motorola will sell its first foldable smartphone this summer in ~tech

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    The only thing remaining is to put some NAND for music into it and it's the old good MP3 player. Add a little monochrome screen and maybe a capped USB C to plug into phone to sync music

    a small device that comes with the smartphone, into which you can insert a 3.5mm jack

    The only thing remaining is to put some NAND for music into it and it's the old good MP3 player. Add a little monochrome screen and maybe a capped USB C to plug into phone to sync music

    2 votes
  14. Comment on U.S. Cyber Command operation disrupted Internet access of Russian troll factory on day of 2018 midterms in ~tech

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    Hopefully these countermeasures will stay effective. It's strange how the country which contributed so heavily to the development of the internet somehow managed to suffer from online activity of...

    Hopefully these countermeasures will stay effective. It's strange how the country which contributed so heavily to the development of the internet somehow managed to suffer from online activity of a poor and corrupted country in the previous years in the first place.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on What do you find cozy, comforting, or relaxing? in ~talk

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    That's especially wonderful at night, preferably with quiet crickets outside.

    That's especially wonderful at night, preferably with quiet crickets outside.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on What do you find cozy, comforting, or relaxing? in ~talk

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    To duffuse the light, get it shine onto the ceiling at multiple points while being not visible directly. Just a common omnidirectional light fixture is indeed like a bright spot of light.

    To duffuse the light, get it shine onto the ceiling at multiple points while being not visible directly. Just a common omnidirectional light fixture is indeed like a bright spot of light.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What do you find cozy, comforting, or relaxing? in ~talk

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    The state of freedom in my mind when all responsibilities are fulfilled and I can do whatever I want or just be infinitely lazy. When I start continuing working on a programming project in a quiet...

    The state of freedom in my mind when all responsibilities are fulfilled and I can do whatever I want or just be infinitely lazy.

    When I start continuing working on a programming project in a quiet room and am entering the state of flow: my mind finally wraps around what I'm going to do and everything else almost doesn't matter at that moment.

    Staying in bed and browsing a subreddit with cozy drawings (slice of life, rain, rooms) or pics of gaming PC builds.

    When someone in an online discussion speaks beautiful truth or is telling a relatable story.

    Also hugs.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Nike’s self-lacing sneakers turn into bricks after faulty firmware update in ~tech

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    This headline makes me feel like we live in the future but never got rid of the modern software and data problems.

    This headline makes me feel like we live in the future but never got rid of the modern software and data problems.

    10 votes
  19. Comment on The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) shot from my backyard in ~creative

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    What's the light pollution in your area? Did you see the galaxy in the sky when aiming photo equipment at it? How does the raw image compare to the processed one and to what eyes see?...

    What's the light pollution in your area? Did you see the galaxy in the sky when aiming photo equipment at it? How does the raw image compare to the processed one and to what eyes see? Particularly, colors and contrast.

    The image looks quite professional

    7 votes
  20. Comment on Do you guys run a home server? If so what do you self host? in ~comp

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    Is it overclocked? Mine is (CPU) and there was 1 crash in 2 years. Wanted to go to bios and increase voltage by 0.01V to avoid more crashes but it still didn't crash again and seems fine under...

    Is it overclocked? Mine is (CPU) and there was 1 crash in 2 years. Wanted to go to bios and increase voltage by 0.01V to avoid more crashes but it still didn't crash again and seems fine under tests so that was just a phantom crash...

    1 vote