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  1. Comment on Sardonicast #01 Discussion (Cloverfield Paradox, Oscar Nominations) in ~movies

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    Maybe until the next post so there's some discussion there?

    Maybe until the next post so there's some discussion there?

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Sardonicast #01 Discussion (Cloverfield Paradox, Oscar Nominations) in ~movies

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    I watched it last week and it's a great experience! I've set a reminder in my calendar to make the post so i look forward to hearing your thoughts!

    I watched it last week and it's a great experience! I've set a reminder in my calendar to make the post so i look forward to hearing your thoughts!

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Sardonicast #01 Discussion (Cloverfield Paradox, Oscar Nominations) in ~movies

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    I've decided to add a bit more discussion to ~movies, starting with a podcast I'm somewhere halfway through, busy catching up. I'll be posting these weekly, we can discuss I suppose what's going...

    I've decided to add a bit more discussion to ~movies, starting with a podcast I'm somewhere halfway through, busy catching up. I'll be posting these weekly, we can discuss I suppose what's going on, in a few weeks (few months actually lol) we should be caught up to their biweekly schedule, and we can then discuss it in a more timely manner. I thought it would be worth starting from the beginning because there's interesting discussions on each episode, plus a suggested movie to watch which should be fun to talk about too!

    Sardonicast is a cohosted podcast with Adam from YMS, Ralph from Ralph the Movie Maker, and Alex from IHE.

    They've got a website here with links to their twitter, subreddit, soundcloud, itunes, etc.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on New Mexico observatory closure stemmed from FBI child porn probe: documents in ~news

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    This makes it sound like this man was doing more than just consuming CP, but selling as well. The opening paragraph says he was sending and receiving, but this sounds to me like it's a business or...

    The warrant issued by a U.S. magistrate in Las Cruces, New Mexico, showed that on Sept. 14 agents removed from the man’s home three cell phones, five laptops, one iPad, an external hard drive, 16 thumb drives, 89 compact flash disks and other material.

    This makes it sound like this man was doing more than just consuming CP, but selling as well. The opening paragraph says he was sending and receiving, but this sounds to me like it's a business or something. (Unless there was a full family living with him which might explain why there's so many random items)

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Collapsed comments? in ~tildes

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    Thanks! Do you want me to post this as a separate topic to get discussion going?

    Thanks! Do you want me to post this as a separate topic to get discussion going?

  6. Comment on What do you think about reddits thebanout? Are you supporting it or not, and why? in ~talk

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    I don't reddit anymore, could you (or someone else) provide a bit more context?

    I don't reddit anymore, could you (or someone else) provide a bit more context?

    16 votes
  7. Comment on Collapsed comments? in ~tildes

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    I frequently discuss things on Tweakers.net, a Dutch tech website, which has a fairly unusual but pretty cool comment vote system (that I think this place should consider using, at least for...

    I frequently discuss things on Tweakers.net, a Dutch tech website, which has a fairly unusual but pretty cool comment vote system (that I think this place should consider using, at least for comments!). Here is the faq section in Dutch (if you click on 'moderatiesysteem' at the top), but basically what it comes down to is that you can vote with a certain amount, depending on what you think a comment adds to the discussion, which is pretty much what we're going for here. Here's a rough translation/summary of what it does:

    • +3: spotlight; an essential addition to the discussion, something that should've been added in the news article, discussion, whatever. Think of things like background info missing from the article written, or source articles potentially linked. Things like "well this guy lobbying for article 13 was paid $20m by Sony in 2010 for lobbying" or whatever; well-sourced expert knowledge that helps you understand stuff.
    • +2: Informative; a very useful addition to the discussion, something that sticks out. They mention stuff like information that's available to experts of the field, but wouldn't be known to laypeople.
    • +1: On-topic; general comments/additions (honestly the vast majority of comments fall into this category). It's not offensive or bad, but it's just there.
    • 0: Off-topic/irrelevant; pretty obvious, it doesn't add anything, is off-topic, not new info (e.g. pretty much a duplicate comment), etc. The way Tweakers does it this is the standard score for all new comments (since you don't know if it'll be positive or negative)
    • -1: Unwanted; trolls, flame, bad faith arguments, yelling; basically most stuff that you'd use the tag/flag feature for now.
    • -2 (not shown); certain levels of mods have the power to use this, it hides the comment (and is used for legal reasons or when it's against the rules—i suppose so that they can still keep it in the DB when they link it to relevant people or something??)

    I don't know if that helps, but it makes the tag feature only applicable if someone scores something a 0 or -1, I suppose. And I think since points/karma/whatever isn't counted here it might make an interesting alternative for comments.

    fwiw they have some system of ranking posts based on this, where comment threads with +3 will go to the top, followed by high-average discussions (like a thread with a bunch of +2's). Furthermore they have a toggle in the discussions at the top that allow you to see a certain score and up. -1 is collapsed by default, but that way you can click +3 and everything except +3 comments are collapsed for that comment section.

    14 votes
  8. Comment on Apple Event Megathread: impressions, reactions, etc in ~tech

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    Hm, yeah, thanks for pointing that out! I think what makes it difficult is that they might hedge it, but news sites do not (so they're to blame I suppose), I've seen quite a few headlines along...

    Hm, yeah, thanks for pointing that out! I think what makes it difficult is that they might hedge it, but news sites do not (so they're to blame I suppose), I've seen quite a few headlines along the lines of "apple watch will tell you if your heart is functioning right!" or other claims that apple wouldn't support nearly as strongly. I suppose it has more to do with how news works

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Apple Event Megathread: impressions, reactions, etc in ~tech

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    I mean it's definitely improved, but there's a slight difference between 'health-equivalent of an Audiophile' and apple claiming it can work like an EKG. At least, my worry is that it will mislead...

    I mean it's definitely improved, but there's a slight difference between 'health-equivalent of an Audiophile' and apple claiming it can work like an EKG. At least, my worry is that it will mislead people, and that people will ignore other symptoms if their apple watch tells them they're doing OK. I just wish they hedged it more (as in "it might even pick up on arrhythmia and tell you to get it checked out"), from what I've heard it sounds a lot more like they're confident in it, and if you're talking about people's lives I don't think you can be too careful on it. I hope it's at least internally reliable, so that even if it's off it can track that you are improving, even if it's not completely what the irl measurements would tell you. Then it's useful. Not if they start claiming it's a proper medical device, imo.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Apple Event Megathread: impressions, reactions, etc in ~tech

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    Apple has traditionally done really well with cameras, but if I had the money I'd be buying the Huawei P20 pro, since that is apparently the best phone camera on the market (had the chance to play...

    Apple has traditionally done really well with cameras, but if I had the money I'd be buying the Huawei P20 pro, since that is apparently the best phone camera on the market (had the chance to play with one in a store and it looked super nice). I'm super curious to see how these new iPhones hold up to that, seeing as there does seem to be a good amount of attention put on the cameras

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Apple Event Megathread: impressions, reactions, etc in ~tech

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    I've been keeping track of some cheap 'chinese' phones (use a wileyfox currently) and off-brand android things are actually doing really damn well right now; there's quite some brands that are...

    I've been keeping track of some cheap 'chinese' phones (use a wileyfox currently) and off-brand android things are actually doing really damn well right now; there's quite some brands that are less well known here in the west but have fantastic hardware and get a ton of updates

    however, apple has a better record with longevity of upgrades (although there's been times when they've semi-intentionally botched upgrades just so they can say an older model is still supported)

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Apple Event Megathread: impressions, reactions, etc in ~tech

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    I read something elsewhere, and no, it seems like it doesn't (as in, FDA has approvals for things like crutches, walkers, etc, so it still doesn't tell you anything). A big part of that is that...

    I read something elsewhere, and no, it seems like it doesn't (as in, FDA has approvals for things like crutches, walkers, etc, so it still doesn't tell you anything). A big part of that is that the FDA doesn't carry out any experiments themselves, they just put a little stamp on "this went according to how the author planned it", more or less, which Apple will of course use to promote their stuff but I worry it might mislead people

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Apple Event Megathread: impressions, reactions, etc in ~tech

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    Yeah, that's what I'm saying, that they're offering these new phones that start at a really high price, but don't have anything for a lower budget (anymore). I mean it works for them, it's just a...

    Yeah, that's what I'm saying, that they're offering these new phones that start at a really high price, but don't have anything for a lower budget (anymore). I mean it works for them, it's just a bit much.

    9 votes
  14. Comment on Apple Event Megathread: impressions, reactions, etc in ~tech

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    I think the iphones are ridiculously expensive, but it looks like they've looked at some of the chinese makers, and google's pixel, and brought in things that might be nice. Besides that I really...

    I think the iphones are ridiculously expensive, but it looks like they've looked at some of the chinese makers, and google's pixel, and brought in things that might be nice.

    Besides that I really don't like the way they push the apple watch as a health device. Most trackers (that claim to help you monitor health) are notoriously unreliable, so I don't really think they should make any claims (about it functioning as a ECG or helping diagnose heart rhythm issues) if they haven't had it verified in proper clinical trials.

    10 votes
  15. Comment on Comment tags have been re-enabled to experiment with, input wanted on plans in ~tildes.official

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    Thanks a bunch, I'll keep that in mind!

    Thanks a bunch, I'll keep that in mind!

    1 vote
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    posted already here, consider deleting this and adding your comment there

    posted already here, consider deleting this and adding your comment there

    1 vote