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  1. Comment on Inside the 'shitposting' subculture the alleged Christchurch shooter belonged to in ~tech

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    Trolling / joking is just a way to say what you actually think but deflect any criticisms. You see it all the time where someone says something horrible, a bunch of people reply in support and one...

    Trolling / joking is just a way to say what you actually think but deflect any criticisms. You see it all the time where someone says something horrible, a bunch of people reply in support and one person goes against it and they are met with the reply "Don't you understand what a joke is retard?"

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  2. Comment on Inside the 'shitposting' subculture the alleged Christchurch shooter belonged to in ~tech

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    Its really weird seeing how many memes that guy was posting. Just before he starts shooing he tells people to subscribe to pewdiepie.

    Its really weird seeing how many memes that guy was posting. Just before he starts shooing he tells people to subscribe to pewdiepie.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Apple denies Spotify's "unfair play" claim in ~tech

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    This reads like a childish rant on some developers blog and not an official statement. The fact is Apple has a monopoly and they abuse that. They say spotify is benefiting from the payment...

    This reads like a childish rant on some developers blog and not an official statement. The fact is Apple has a monopoly and they abuse that. They say spotify is benefiting from the payment features that apple provides but apple specifically bans apps from using their own payment system or telling the user to pay via the website. So apps have literally no choice but to pay apples 30%.

  4. Comment on Reddit has banned r/watchpeopledie in ~tech

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    I think this shows a larger problem. Tech companies have absolutely insane amounts of power and they are completely unable to handle it. Reddit/facebook/google/apple have more power than most...

    I think this shows a larger problem. Tech companies have absolutely insane amounts of power and they are completely unable to handle it. Reddit/facebook/google/apple have more power than most governments do and yet they have none of the safeguards and systems that governments do. Banning T_D would be a monumental change that would have a very serious reaction. Can you imagine holding that power and responsibility and not knowing exactly what will happen if you make the change? What if everything goes catastrophically wrong. Not doing anything seems like the easiest thing because not doing anything has a known effect, things stay as they are. Doing something is unpredictable and with something so important I don't blame those in charge for doing nothing. They are not meant to be managing global democracy.

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  5. Comment on Coca-Cola reveals that it produces 3.3M tons of plastic packaging annually in ~enviro

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    I didn't say recycling the glass, I meant that the same bottle is refilled. They are recycled now but thats wrong. Perhaps an ideal solution would be to bring your own bottle to the store and then...

    I didn't say recycling the glass, I meant that the same bottle is refilled. They are recycled now but thats wrong. Perhaps an ideal solution would be to bring your own bottle to the store and then fill it there and you get charged by the amount you fill it.

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  6. Comment on Coca-Cola reveals that it produces 3.3M tons of plastic packaging annually in ~enviro

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    The answer is to consume less stuff. This could be done by drinking less soft drink or by using glass bottles that get returned to the seller to be refilled.

    The answer is to consume less stuff. This could be done by drinking less soft drink or by using glass bottles that get returned to the seller to be refilled.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on TikTok will change the way your social media works — even if you’re avoiding it in ~tech

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    It does seem like a very forced meme.

    It does seem like a very forced meme.

  8. Comment on Facts Alone Won’t Convince People To Vaccinate Their Kids in ~misc

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    Laws will

    Laws will

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  9. Comment on It's 2050 And This Is How We Stopped Climate Change in ~enviro

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    Works fine in firefox reader mode

    Works fine in firefox reader mode

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Tildes mobile app in ~tildes

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    I think this has been asked a few times now. The answer is that the website works perfect on mobile so an app would do nothing. Just save the website to your home screen and it acts just like an app.

    I think this has been asked a few times now. The answer is that the website works perfect on mobile so an app would do nothing. Just save the website to your home screen and it acts just like an app.

    9 votes
  11. Comment on Turn On Auto-Updates Everywhere You Can in ~tech

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    Sure, there is nothing forcing you if you don't care about your data being secure or your computer actually working. Try using windows XP in 2019 with an internet connection and you will soon find...

    Why? There's no law of nature that requires humans to use the latest version of a software program.

    Sure, there is nothing forcing you if you don't care about your data being secure or your computer actually working. Try using windows XP in 2019 with an internet connection and you will soon find your data encrypted and some popup asking for money. There is no such thing as a low risk user. Bots scan the entire internet looking for outdated computers and will automatically fill them with malware, cryptominers and all kinds of crap when they find them.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Turn On Auto-Updates Everywhere You Can in ~tech

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    On linux auto updates would be fine. They never lock you out because the system is advanced enough to do in place updates. When you have an open program it keeps using the existing one and as soon...

    On linux auto updates would be fine. They never lock you out because the system is advanced enough to do in place updates. When you have an open program it keeps using the existing one and as soon as it restarts it will be on the new version.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Turn On Auto-Updates Everywhere You Can in ~tech

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    Its super hard to do that though. As soon as you release a feature update and then a security update comes out what do you do now? You either force the user to install the feature update and the...

    Its super hard to do that though. As soon as you release a feature update and then a security update comes out what do you do now? You either force the user to install the feature update and the security update or you fix the security issue on both versions of the app.

    OSs typically do this. They have a support length so you might be able to stay on the same release for a few years while the latest version gets feature updates you only get security updates. This is useful to reduce work for system admins because they have to test major updates less often but it still does nothing for people trying to avoid change because you still have to use the new version eventually.

    This also puts a huge load of extra work on developers and is only worth it when you have large enterprise customers who don't want feature changes every month.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What would you want in a Stackoverflow/Quora competitor? in ~tech

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    There is a semi official response to this https://blog.codinghorror.com/what-does-stack-overflow-want-to-be-when-it-grows-up/ Also duplicates are not deleted. They just get closed and linked to...

    There is a semi official response to this

    Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers. By that we mean
    People who either already have a job as a programmer, or could potentially be hired as a programmer today if they wanted to be.

    The choice of audience wasn't meant to be an exclusionary decision in any way, but Stack Overflow was definitely designed as a fairly strict system of peer review, which is great (IMNSHO, obviously) for already practicing professionals, but pretty much everything you would not want as a student or beginner. This is why I cringe so hard I practically turn myself inside out when people on Twitter mention that they have pointed their students at Stack Overflow. What you'd want for a beginner or a student in the field of programming is almost the exact opposite of what Stack Overflow does at every turn:

    one on one mentoring
    real time collaborative screen sharing
    live chat
    theory and background courses
    starter tasks and exercises
    playgrounds to experiment in

    These are all very fine and good things, but Stack Overflow does NONE of them, by design.

    https://blog.codinghorror.com/what-does-stack-overflow-want-to-be-when-it-grows-up/

    Also duplicates are not deleted. They just get closed and linked to the original post so people searching the same thing as you will find the original.

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  15. Comment on What would you want in a Stackoverflow/Quora competitor? in ~tech

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    I have never seen this tbh. Having your question closed has no consequences and usually the only comment is pointing out the post is off topic/a duplicate

    but you won’t get a middle finger alongside it.

    I have never seen this tbh. Having your question closed has no consequences and usually the only comment is pointing out the post is off topic/a duplicate

    2 votes
  16. Comment on What would you want in a Stackoverflow/Quora competitor? in ~tech

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    I have found stack exchange to be generally quite good. Yeah sometimes you get a question closed especially if its a beginner question on SO but the quality is usually superb compared to...

    I have found stack exchange to be generally quite good. Yeah sometimes you get a question closed especially if its a beginner question on SO but the quality is usually superb compared to everything else.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What you need to get your recommended intake of fruits and vegetables in ~food

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    Makes you wonder if kangaroo meat might be an ethical way to eat meat since it has 0 environmental impact by not being farmed

    Makes you wonder if kangaroo meat might be an ethical way to eat meat since it has 0 environmental impact by not being farmed

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Delete Never: The Digital Hoarders Who Collect Tumblrs, Medieval Manuscripts, and Terabytes of Text Files in ~tech

  19. Comment on Delete Never: The Digital Hoarders Who Collect Tumblrs, Medieval Manuscripts, and Terabytes of Text Files in ~tech

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    I'm a data hoarder. I have somewhere over 20TB of storage right now. About 5 TB of this is useful data (Games I play, music, movies) and the rest is random stuff that could be useful but I will...

    I'm a data hoarder. I have somewhere over 20TB of storage right now. About 5 TB of this is useful data (Games I play, music, movies) and the rest is random stuff that could be useful but I will probably never use it. I have 500GB of every reddit comment up until 2016 that could be used for some cool stats if I ever had loads of free time.

    Its super cool to see how far storage has come. This year I purchased a 10TB hdd and it wasn't even the biggest one at the store. Pretty crazy stuff.

    I wouldn't really classify it as the same thing as physical item hoarding. Its a similar kind of activity but it has no real negative effects. I can easily afford the hard drives and they take very little space.

    16 votes