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  1. Comment on Judge says Trump team '100 percent' responsible for finding deported immigrant parents in ~news

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    It really is sickening that something as appalling as separating children from their parents was even a possibility in 21st century America, I'm amazed it even needs a judge to reach this...

    It really is sickening that something as appalling as separating children from their parents was even a possibility in 21st century America, I'm amazed it even needs a judge to reach this conclusion.

    From a moral standpoint it's insane but now economically they are going to have to sort out this human logistics problem which will cost time, resources, and money. This all stemmed from the fact he was appeasing the anti-immigrant surge that festered from Trumps voter base.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on What are your favorite movies of 2018 so far? in ~movies

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    I utterly adored Isle of Dogs, really good film, unique one of a kind story and it looks gorgeous, it has brilliant stop motion which when twined with Wes Anderson's superb cinematography results...

    I utterly adored Isle of Dogs, really good film, unique one of a kind story and it looks gorgeous, it has brilliant stop motion which when twined with Wes Anderson's superb cinematography results in a truly stunning film, worth a watch for appearance alone. But when you add a really fun heart-warming story it results in what has to be one of my favourite films of all time.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on What are your favorite movies of 2018 so far? in ~movies

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    I watched it and agree with you, it's ok and a good bit of fun but nothing stunning, worth a watch if you can't find anything else to watch. It was wrote by Armando Iannucci who created 'The Thick...

    I watched it and agree with you, it's ok and a good bit of fun but nothing stunning, worth a watch if you can't find anything else to watch. It was wrote by Armando Iannucci who created 'The Thick of It' which I highly recommend, that is one of my favourite TV shows and is a much higher standard, I think it led me to see The Death of Stalin with high expectations which resulted in a bit of a lacklustre feeling.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Alberta privacy commissioner to investigate use of facial recognition software on Calgary malls in ~tech

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    Well my geographic ignorance shines through once again.

    Well my geographic ignorance shines through once again.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Alberta privacy commissioner to investigate use of facial recognition software on Calgary malls in ~tech

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    I don't live in the US so don't know the ins and outs of your laws but this technology has been used around the world in casinos for years to keep track of customers and cheaters. How is this any...

    I don't live in the US so don't know the ins and outs of your laws but this technology has been used around the world in casinos for years to keep track of customers and cheaters. How is this any different?

    I'm fully aware it is on private property and this is most like legal at least in some sense but this is a gross invasion of our privacy, if this data is than shared with others who use the technology they can see where you go, which shops you go into, what displays you look at, what your interests are, this technology for private use should be outlawed.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on The rumors are true - Fortnite on Android doesn't use Google Play in ~games

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    I may be in the minority here but in terms of Economics this is good for the consumer, it helps break down the monopoly Google has on AOSP which just recently they received a huge fine from the EU...

    I may be in the minority here but in terms of Economics this is good for the consumer, it helps break down the monopoly Google has on AOSP which just recently they received a huge fine from the EU for exactly this sort of behaviour where they pushed their services on Android.

    Bare in mind this is just thinking economically for the consumer, In reality it makes it harder to download and opens the consumer up to potential security issues, it will likely result in a enormous loss of downloads from consumers so less money for both Google and Epic.

    I can guarantee though that Epic have run the numbers and decided they were better off otherwise they wouldn't do it. Studies have shown that a very small number of the user base makes up the majority of purchases in freemium games, these people I bet are willing to jump through a few hoops to get the game. In this situation not losing out of the 30% cut google takes will be very beneficial. The only issue comes from users who are potentially the high spending users but don't have the game yet, which on a platform like android I'm sure is a huge quantity of potential spenders. It all depends on how much of the potential market they think they have reached, if they reckon they can get millions of new spending customers on Android it will be a poor decision, but if they can get reach to loyal existing customers who will go out of their way to actively pursue downloading it than it will allow another easier platform for customers to spend money.

    7 votes
  7. Comment on The first time I have seen a locked post on tildes and frankly Im scared it's the start of the 'reddit-fication' of Tildes in ~tildes

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    I profoundly agree with this, the general feeling seems to be negative around my post, I think I might be partly to blame for wording my reasoning poorly, maybe people just disagree which is ok....

    I profoundly agree with this, the general feeling seems to be negative around my post, I think I might be partly to blame for wording my reasoning poorly, maybe people just disagree which is ok.

    But this is one of my main points, locked post are a poor thing. I understand why they exist but felt like one should not of been used on that post. I also think it not only allows the morons which get the post locked to 'win' but it shows a lack of moderation.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on The first time I have seen a locked post on tildes and frankly Im scared it's the start of the 'reddit-fication' of Tildes in ~tildes

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    Agreed. This is by no means meant to be a attack on Deimos, love what he's done. Just feel e need to be cautious in the future as numbers grow, it's kind of a really fascinating social experiment.

    Agreed. This is by no means meant to be a attack on Deimos, love what he's done. Just feel e need to be cautious in the future as numbers grow, it's kind of a really fascinating social experiment.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Struggling to find a new TV show to watch? Check out my Google doc detailing shows I've watched, shows I'm currently watching, and shows I want to watch. All with IMDB links and ratings. in ~tv

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    I very much recommend watching 'The IT Crowd' it's comedic gold. It might not look the best but the writing is by far the highlight of the show.

    I very much recommend watching 'The IT Crowd' it's comedic gold. It might not look the best but the writing is by far the highlight of the show.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on The first time I have seen a locked post on tildes and frankly Im scared it's the start of the 'reddit-fication' of Tildes in ~tildes

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    I myself am OK with moderation, in fact I actively want it. I'm happy with specific comments being removed if they are deliberately harmful, threatening, or offensive but locking a post is a lazy...

    I myself am OK with moderation, in fact I actively want it. I'm happy with specific comments being removed if they are deliberately harmful, threatening, or offensive but locking a post is a lazy way to deal with the problem and stop discussion due to a select few. Currently though it's not lazy-ness we only have one admin, I understand the reasoning at the current period in time. I mentioned this in another comment:

    I personally believe you shouldn't be able to stop discussion by having people spam hate and poor comments which drive a post to be locked, moderation of a site should grow with the user base to keep discussion open at all times. I touched upon his here:

    Although I think this is a issue I can understand why this happened in the early days of Tildes, it's still being developed on and I get the vibe he enjoys creating a community and a place for discussion not moderating and removing comments. Later on I do not expect or want this to happen.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on The first time I have seen a locked post on tildes and frankly Im scared it's the start of the 'reddit-fication' of Tildes in ~tildes

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    Yeah I personally don't. I think it's just different cultures having different definitions and 'strengths' of swear words. I myself view the word 'cunt' as being rather strong and offensive with a...

    Yeah I personally don't. I think it's just different cultures having different definitions and 'strengths' of swear words. I myself view the word 'cunt' as being rather strong and offensive with a lot of weight behind it but to a Australian it's the equivalent of the word 'twat'.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on The first time I have seen a locked post on tildes and frankly Im scared it's the start of the 'reddit-fication' of Tildes in ~tildes

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    That was not my intent, I'm aware it's difficult to avoid though.

    That was not my intent, I'm aware it's difficult to avoid though.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on The first time I have seen a locked post on tildes and frankly Im scared it's the start of the 'reddit-fication' of Tildes in ~tildes

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    I think because it more easily explains peoples feelings towards posts. Tildes is created to hold more detailed discussions and try to stay away from low effort comments, the principle beliefs of...

    I think because it more easily explains peoples feelings towards posts. Tildes is created to hold more detailed discussions and try to stay away from low effort comments, the principle beliefs of Tildes are outlined in it's docs. So if something is against the principles of Tildes even if you agree with it you can let them know it is un-Tildes like.

    As with everything nowadays it is a buzzword which easily conveys a complicated issue.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on The first time I have seen a locked post on tildes and frankly Im scared it's the start of the 'reddit-fication' of Tildes in ~tildes

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    Yeah that's exactly how I meant it, I made a comment further down explaining exactly that.

    Yeah that's exactly how I meant it, I made a comment further down explaining exactly that.

    I mean TeaBag as in actual tea bags used for tea, I love Tea. Also being British I use twat as a light hearted jab at someone as in 'hey you twat', which although as you said is slang for women's genitalia it's just a generic light hearted funny sounding word like calling someone a prick.

    9 votes
  15. Comment on The first time I have seen a locked post on tildes and frankly Im scared it's the start of the 'reddit-fication' of Tildes in ~tildes

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    You raise some good points, especially with the point of calling people out, otherwise it creates a police state like situation where people don't comment out of fear for stepping out of line. I...

    You raise some good points, especially with the point of calling people out, otherwise it creates a police state like situation where people don't comment out of fear for stepping out of line.
    I also think trust in moderation is crucial, I do still think Deimos did what he had to do.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on The first time I have seen a locked post on tildes and frankly Im scared it's the start of the 'reddit-fication' of Tildes in ~tildes

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    I was unaware of this, that's good. I also very heavily agree with all those points.

    I was unaware of this, that's good. I also very heavily agree with all those points.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on The first time I have seen a locked post on tildes and frankly Im scared it's the start of the 'reddit-fication' of Tildes in ~tildes

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    Perhaps maybe the problem for me is I view 'Conservatives' as a very large range of people with extremely varying political views. I agree with you in the sense that there is that small community...

    Perhaps maybe the problem for me is I view 'Conservatives' as a very large range of people with extremely varying political views. I agree with you in the sense that there is that small community on the far right who will scream if you are slightly to the left of Mussolini and will defend their view points to the end of the earth. But that is a small very vocal group, a large amount perhaps just are more economically favourable of free trade, or personal freedom, it's such a large sweeping statement that's where my issue stems from.

    9 votes
  18. Comment on The first time I have seen a locked post on tildes and frankly Im scared it's the start of the 'reddit-fication' of Tildes in ~tildes

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    Others have touched on it, for me personally I thought this comment best summed up the problems with the comments on that post, there were losts of other comments which I agreed with that I felt...

    Others have touched on it, for me personally I thought this comment best summed up the problems with the comments on that post, there were losts of other comments which I agreed with that I felt shouldn't of been posted.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on The first time I have seen a locked post on tildes and frankly Im scared it's the start of the 'reddit-fication' of Tildes in ~tildes

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    That's a good point, maybe I'm just being overly paranoid. I don't know, just though I should get my opinion across. Perhaps I should be less pedantic in the future otherwise it creates a more...

    That's a good point, maybe I'm just being overly paranoid. I don't know, just though I should get my opinion across. Perhaps I should be less pedantic in the future otherwise it creates a more hostile environment.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on The first time I have seen a locked post on tildes and frankly Im scared it's the start of the 'reddit-fication' of Tildes in ~tildes

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    I personally feel that there is a significant difference between civility and high-level discourse. Sometimes for example swearing can help show the passion someone has in their argument, I don't...

    I personally feel that there is a significant difference between civility and high-level discourse. Sometimes for example swearing can help show the passion someone has in their argument, I don't really mind how people explain their points or beliefs or what language they use.

    Also I mean TeaBag as in actual tea bags used for tea, I love Tea. Also being British I use twat as a light hearted jab at someone as in 'hey you twat', which although as you said is slang for women's genitalia it's just a generic light hearted funny sounding word like calling someone a prick.

    3 votes