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  1. Comment on Reddit's bot ecosystem - Any good lessons for features on Tildes? in ~tildes

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    While I think 90% of bots are basically spam, there are some I actually really like, one being the sneak-peek bot giving the top 3 posts of a sub, and those bots that provide a mirror for certain...

    While I think 90% of bots are basically spam, there are some I actually really like, one being the sneak-peek bot giving the top 3 posts of a sub, and those bots that provide a mirror for certain content to name a few. As with many things that get discussed here, I think it should actually be left to the individual groups to decide for themselves as opposed to being a sitewide policy. That said, the mods should have to approve a bot to begin with before making it live as opposed to banning it when it gets too noisy

    12 votes
  2. Comment on Added a confirmation prompt if you're leaving a page with something "unfinished" in ~tildes.official

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    This just saved me about an hour ago, thanks for this!

    This just saved me about an hour ago, thanks for this!

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Inside the minds of Elon Musk's fans in ~talk

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    There's been speculation that he was using this as kind of a real world test to prepare them for manned space flight, which has historically requires quick, effective, and creative engineering...

    There's been speculation that he was using this as kind of a real world test to prepare them for manned space flight, which has historically requires quick, effective, and creative engineering when emergencies arise. Also if you look at the specs and video of this thing, it isn't some dinky little tube that will rupture and kill the person inside, it's a solidly engineered sub with redundant air supplies, built from parts designed for his rockets, precisely measured to fit through every section of the cave, and being tested thoroughly. And remember this is just a backup, the primary rescue method won't change, but this way if it gets too risky they'll have another option.

    If you haven't seen the video of it yet,
    https://twitter.com/i/status/1016063173139427329

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Inside the minds of Elon Musk's fans in ~talk

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    I feel like being an Elon Musk fan is a lot like being a Rick and Morty fan, I like what the man is doing and keep up to date with his projects, but god do I hate the rest of the fans sometimes....

    I feel like being an Elon Musk fan is a lot like being a Rick and Morty fan, I like what the man is doing and keep up to date with his projects, but god do I hate the rest of the fans sometimes. He isn't a literal god, he's made poor choices in the past and will do so again, like a human being. He doesn't always treat his workers fairly and he tends to over-promise especially in terms of time frame. When they defend his every action like they're some kind of evangelical preacher it really makes the rest of us look bad. Y'all would be model citizens of a cult

    And then there's the weird subset of people that think Elon Musk is literally worse then Hitler. I don't mean indifference or skepticism, which I don't mind, I mean actual seething hatred. Every action is a desperate PR stunt to save his companies that are 'dying' (for the past 20 years I guess), and his treatment of workers is worse then the actual human rights violations of Jobs, Bezos, or the countless other billionaires who stick to the status quo. Those two always seem to be the major arguments as well, which are both absurd.

    I think if both sides actually put in a bit of research we could prevent countless stupid internet arguments.

    9 votes
  5. Comment on The Weaknesses and Failures of Incrementalism in ~talk

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    Ah I think I misunderstood your original post. For technological change I would still argue that incremental change leads to lots of disappointment, errors, and failure to implement specific...

    Ah I think I misunderstood your original post. For technological change I would still argue that incremental change leads to lots of disappointment, errors, and failure to implement specific features. I believe this post however is in regards to more widespread social change, and this I would mostly agree with (I would still argue the constitution actually fits better with the first category since the objective was to set out a series of well-defined rules that govern a complex system, much like engineering. They may have used the culmination of lifetimes of experience, which is basically what a society is anyways, but so has everyone in that category). If you take any revolution in history, 99.9% of the time it will be filled with bloodshed and maybe a genocide or two, the American Revolutionary War was actually incredibly peaceful next to Haiti or France or most others. I would also say that this isn't a requirement of revolution. Take MLK jr or Gandhi's revolutions for example, sure they weren't exactly peaceful (at least to the participants), but a super majority of the people in them came out of it intact and in a much better place than before. So I would say incremental change with a stabilizing central force (ex: the catholic church) is the most consistent way to insure a peaceful and permanent social shift, and I wouldn't say I'm an advocate against it, but it is possible to gain the same or even better results with a revolution if it is logically orchestrated by people who are smart and motivated

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - how can we help people "acclimate" in a friendlier way? in ~tildes.official

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    Ah thanks for the explanation, yea I really didn't come from Reddit to see more garlic bread memes. If there's a blanket ban on all memes, maybe ban direct links to images and sites like Imgur as...

    Ah thanks for the explanation, yea I really didn't come from Reddit to see more garlic bread memes. If there's a blanket ban on all memes, maybe ban direct links to images and sites like Imgur as posts? The waiting period idea might work but it doesn't seem like the most elegant solution imo. Or maybe just recruit more mods (also I really hope Deimos isn't the only mod lol, I think there's enough on his plate)

    3 votes
  7. Comment on The Weaknesses and Failures of Incrementalism in ~talk

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    From my own personal observations, the most significant changes always seem to take the least amount of time. The United States constitution was drafted in 116 days...

    From my own personal observations, the most significant changes always seem to take the least amount of time. The United States constitution was drafted in 116 days (https://www.reference.com/history/long-did-write-u-s-constitution-b2e607ca2cb638bd), which isn't very long if you think about it. And the US didn't have an industrial increment, we had an industrial freaking revolution. Many of the most well made machines were designed in an order of magnitude less time then through conventional methods (SR-71, U2, Falcon 1, Falcon 9). The B2 bomber by Northrop by comparison was plagued with cost overruns and miles of red tape and bureaucracy at every step of the way, and produced a mediocre end result compared to the initial design (this is a pretty good example of an incremental step from the B1 / SR71). The space shuttle (took ~11 years to develop) was more or less an incremental step (although it had the potential to be revolutionary) from the Saturn V (took ~5 years to develop), and was actually a step backwards. Actually if you want a good example of incremental development, Boeing's space program is a pretty good example. They're still using the same rockets they were launching in the sixties, and their next huge project is actually a step backwards from the freaking shuttle, many people who follow this stuff (me included) don't believe it will even launch more then two times before getting shut down. Our general production does not tend to be linear throughout history, and when it is it tends to be a downward slope. In fact, the last 4-500 years it's been anything but an incremental step forward

    7 votes
  8. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - how can we help people "acclimate" in a friendlier way? in ~tildes.official

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    Hmm is this a problem with new users posting to the wrong group, or is there simply no group for them to post the content they want? I understand not wanting to fragment the community, but if...

    Hmm is this a problem with new users posting to the wrong group, or is there simply no group for them to post the content they want? I understand not wanting to fragment the community, but if there's enough of the latter, maybe it's time to create a few more groups?

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Elon Musk ordered Tesla engineers to stop doing a critical brake test on Model 3s in ~tech

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    Just some questions after reading the article, wonder if anyone with more experience in the industry can provide some insight How often do Brake and Roll tests uncover errors? How long does a BR...

    Just some questions after reading the article, wonder if anyone with more experience in the industry can provide some insight

    • How often do Brake and Roll tests uncover errors?

    • How long does a BR test actually take in relation to other steps of the assembly process (because if the narrative is this is being done as a time-saving measure it would have to be a viable bottleneck for that to be true)

    When pressed on whether Musk himself gave the order to remove the brake-and-roll test, Arnold said, "I don't have anything further beyond the statement."

    • So the headline definitively states that Musk specifically ordered this to happen, and this is seriously what they're basing it off of? Is there other proof somewhere they didn't report on or I missed, or is this the only thing they're going off of because that seems kind of flimsy.
    7 votes
  10. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~comp

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    Any language is high performance if you use it right, so it really depends on your particular context. Assembly is a high performance language in terms of optimization but I would never use it to...

    Any language is high performance if you use it right, so it really depends on your particular context. Assembly is a high performance language in terms of optimization but I would never use it to implement complicated algorithms, OTOH Python is pretty good for complex algorithms but I would never use it for hardware level programming or in resource-strained environments. For a beginner seeking a language that is easy to learn and practical I would suggest learning python, but every good software programmer should probably know C/C++. Even though they aren't exactly the most widely used languages anymore, knowing them lets you understand the magic behind higher level languages a bit more imo

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  11. Comment on Tesla hits Model 3 manufacturing milestone, hours after deadline in ~tech

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    Then I assume you're not familiar with Skunkworks, possibly the most advanced aerospace division ever? Built the most sophisticated planes of the cold war giving the US huge advantages, started...

    You don't see other automakers put up temporary structures to meet production deadlines.

    Then I assume you're not familiar with Skunkworks, possibly the most advanced aerospace division ever? Built the most sophisticated planes of the cold war giving the US huge advantages, started out building planes in an overheated 'circus tent' with 60's tech. Not an automaker but very related

  12. Comment on What is Tildes' policy on piracy? in ~tildes

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    I don't think you can just openly support piracy on any website in the clearnet, even those sketchy free movie websites claim that they're just 'video aggregators' and whatnot, not responsible for...

    I don't think you can just openly support piracy on any website in the clearnet, even those sketchy free movie websites claim that they're just 'video aggregators' and whatnot, not responsible for what their users post, although they will and have removed videos on explicit request. The only way to really do so is to host your servers in a country with loose piracy laws, or who are incapable of enforcing them but even then, TPB still gets raided with regularity. Now how strongly ~ chooses to enforce rules regarding piracy remains another story, but I suspect they won't be too lenient (ie. don't make your piracy group become too large and noticeable)

    12 votes
  13. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - allowing users to post anonymously? in ~tildes.official

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    This is actually a huge concern to me, imo this would encourage people to just create throwaways, I know I certainly would. I don't have a problem with internally keeping track of posts from...

    having the anonymous posts be linked to the user's real account would probably have a number of benefits.

    This is actually a huge concern to me, imo this would encourage people to just create throwaways, I know I certainly would. I don't have a problem with internally keeping track of posts from anonymous users, but only if it is completely and utterly independent of the account it was created from. If I was worried that private information I was sharing under an anonymous account could be traced back to my main account in any way, I would just log off and make a throwaway, and I think many people share the same sentiment.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Refusing breath sample after fatal crash is as serious as impaired driving causing death: SCC in ~talk

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    Even though I don't know shit about the law, I feel like this is one of those cases that law students will study in the future, it's honestly such a unique scenario Jesusssss Christ that's...

    Even though I don't know shit about the law, I feel like this is one of those cases that law students will study in the future, it's honestly such a unique scenario

    he was attacked by vigilantes and had his thumb cut off with pruning shears

    Jesusssss Christ that's straight out of a movie

    2 votes
  15. Comment on What are you looking forward to right now? in ~talk

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    I get 5 days off at my internship, and Wednesday is Independence day which I get off anyways, so I'm seriously considering taking the Monday and Tuesday off and taking a 5 day weekend :)

    I get 5 days off at my internship, and Wednesday is Independence day which I get off anyways, so I'm seriously considering taking the Monday and Tuesday off and taking a 5 day weekend :)

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Scientists find evidence of complex organic molecules from Enceladus in ~science

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    with any luck, our lifetime might be much longer then it would be naturally :)

    with any luck, our lifetime might be much longer then it would be naturally :)

    1 vote
  17. Comment on SpaceX shares video of Crew Dragon parachute test in ~space

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    That thing really swings all over the place doesn't it

    That thing really swings all over the place doesn't it

  18. Comment on SpaceX shares video of Crew Dragon parachute test in ~space

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    I believe the ITS has been outright canceled, so whatever ship they design after BFR will probably be an entirely different design, using what they learned as a basis. Maybe they'll find a large...

    I believe the ITS has been outright canceled, so whatever ship they design after BFR will probably be an entirely different design, using what they learned as a basis. Maybe they'll find a large fleet of smaller ships is the way to go, although personally I would love to see a huge 20 meter monster with the capacity for hundreds of people.

  19. Comment on First space, then auto—now Elon Musk quietly tinkers with education in ~misc

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    Do you happen to have a source for this claim? Cause this is definitely all news to me Not to fanboy here, but people have literally been saying this since day one and yet here they still are,...

    Do you happen to have a source for this claim? Cause this is definitely all news to me

    Tesla

    Not to fanboy here, but people have literally been saying this since day one and yet here they still are, producing and selling more cars then ever, expanding their market, and bringing new innovations to the field while the shorts are in a serious state of crises

    SolarCity

    Kind of yea, that's why Tesla bought them out (I was never a fan of that deal but whatever)

    SpaceX

    This is the first I've heard of heard of this, exactly who is making SpaceX insolvent? Boeing and ULA who have been launching the same rockets for the past 50 years? The Senator Launch System that will break records in inefficiencies? Or do you actually believe BO is a serious competitor. I'm not sure how they're becoming insolvent when in the past week SpaceX literally just received another contract from the air force for more flights on the FH, before they've even had their first launch. Not to mention in a few months they'll literally be America's only ride to the ISS, and they're presently the only organization that (legitimately) plans to get humans to Mars in the near future, so I'm not sure exactly who you think is going to overtake them.

    There's legitimate criticisms to be made about some of Musks practices and future plans, but it seems like people see his name and immediately get outraged for no other reason then... he's different I guess? And there's never any numbers or figures to go along with the outrage, just criticisms of his personality and how he treats his workers (which is valid, but he's not committing legitimate human rights violations like Jobs or Bezos, but that news magically never makes the headlines)

    3 votes
  20. Comment on What have you been playing, and what do you think of it? in ~games

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    Some FIFA but mainly Rimworld and BF1 before they completely ruin the series with the next game. Really looking forward to the release of Satisfactory, I have lots of hours in Factorio, but I've...

    Some FIFA but mainly Rimworld and BF1 before they completely ruin the series with the next game. Really looking forward to the release of Satisfactory, I have lots of hours in Factorio, but I've never been able to get suuuper into it like others, this game looks very promising though

    2 votes