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  1. Comment on Discord has removed its Library and game-launcher functionality as well as the Activity Feed in ~games

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    Thanks for all this. I didn't think things could get so complex at scale. I will look more into the open source services to see if I can get any more insight.

    Thanks for all this. I didn't think things could get so complex at scale. I will look more into the open source services to see if I can get any more insight.

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  2. Comment on Coming up with a good personal domain name in ~creative

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    In the same line of thinking as the Magic&Wires example, I decided to focus on the creator rather than the materials for creation. Something like: ElectricSpawn (since everything created seems to...

    In the same line of thinking as the Magic&Wires example, I decided to focus on the creator rather than the materials for creation.

    Something like:
    ElectricSpawn (since everything created seems to be digital)
    ElectricWeave

    CarbonSpark (since you are a carbon-based life-form breathing life into these creations)
    CarbonSpawn
    CarbonCapsule
    CarbonPixels

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  3. Comment on An Unserious Man: The Jewish Currents editorial staff reflects on Uncut Gems in ~movies

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    I see what you mean. I assumed by slog you meant 'not engaged.' I understand not enjoying it - it does make you very anxious.

    I see what you mean. I assumed by slog you meant 'not engaged.' I understand not enjoying it - it does make you very anxious.

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  4. Comment on Discord has removed its Library and game-launcher functionality as well as the Activity Feed in ~games

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    Thanks for at least putting a range on it. I am guessing a lot of tech companies are forced to go to San Francisco, or CA in general, for experienced employees. Although, how difficult would it be...

    Thanks for at least putting a range on it. I am guessing a lot of tech companies are forced to go to San Francisco, or CA in general, for experienced employees. Although, how difficult would it be to make an app like Discord. I am assuming most of the difficulty lies in the backend - server architecture, efficiency and all that. Could you shed some light on that?

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  5. Comment on Discord has removed its Library and game-launcher functionality as well as the Activity Feed in ~games

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    Thank you for the sources. As for the costs, how much of it do you think is going into the servers? I assume a lot of the costs is hiring employees, but do you think server costs would be the...

    Thank you for the sources.

    As for the costs, how much of it do you think is going into the servers? I assume a lot of the costs is hiring employees, but do you think server costs would be the second largest category?

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  6. Comment on An Unserious Man: The Jewish Currents editorial staff reflects on Uncut Gems in ~movies

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    I am surprised you feel that way. I felt like the pacing was really great, and it kept moving on and on. It really left me with a feeling of anxiety throughout and especially at the end. It was as...

    I am surprised you feel that way. I felt like the pacing was really great, and it kept moving on and on. It really left me with a feeling of anxiety throughout and especially at the end. It was as far from a slog as it could be for me. I agree with you on all other points - it was an amazing production. It has been a long time since a movie left me feeling so much emotion - especially anxiety.

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  7. Comment on Discord has removed its Library and game-launcher functionality as well as the Activity Feed in ~games

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    Do you have a source on the numbers? I would really like to know more about Discord's business, especially the losing $50 million a year part of it.

    Do you have a source on the numbers? I would really like to know more about Discord's business, especially the losing $50 million a year part of it.

  8. Comment on Where can I find collected wisdom from Silicon Valley? in ~tech

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    This is very detailed, thank you so much!

    This is very detailed, thank you so much!

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    I have seen it all but I wasn't taking notes.

    I have seen it all but I wasn't taking notes.

  12. Comment on Where can I find collected wisdom from Silicon Valley? in ~tech

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    That's funny, but if it really is blank I would like to know why.

    That's funny, but if it really is blank I would like to know why.

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  13. Comment on Where can I find collected wisdom from Silicon Valley? in ~tech

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    Thank you that would actually narrow down a lot of searches.

    Thank you that would actually narrow down a lot of searches.

  14. Comment on Where can I find collected wisdom from Silicon Valley? in ~tech

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    Do you know where I could find the summaries?

    Do you know where I could find the summaries?

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  15. Where can I find collected wisdom from Silicon Valley?

    I am talking about advice such as "make incremental improvements" and "ship the minimum viable product." Is there a name for this kind of advice - advice related to software and tech. I am looking...

    I am talking about advice such as "make incremental improvements" and "ship the minimum viable product."

    Is there a name for this kind of advice - advice related to software and tech.

    I am looking to make a compilation.

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  16. Comment on Shy Kids - Don't Delete Me in ~music

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    I am not too sure what genre I would put this under. If you have a better idea, and can change the tags, please do so. Also, if you know any other songs that are in the same genre and have the...

    I am not too sure what genre I would put this under.

    If you have a better idea, and can change the tags, please do so.

    Also, if you know any other songs that are in the same genre and have the same energy or capture the same mood, please recommend them.

    Enjoy the song.

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  17. Comment on My problem with writing in ~creative

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    I understand your frustration. I have been through this too. But I sympathize for your type of reader - the type that wants to know every detail. There could be a way to cut out the fat and put in...

    I understand your frustration. I have been through this too. But I sympathize for your type of reader - the type that wants to know every detail. There could be a way to cut out the fat and put in all the details you want.

    You could just separate the details in a 'field notes' part of the book towards the end, and edit all the details out from the main story. I know it's not exactly what you are going for, but I could definitely see a lot of fantasy/sci-fi readers appreciating it (I'm assuming that is the genre you are writing for, correct me if I am wrong).

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  18. Comment on Would you pay for social media platforms and search engines if it meant they would not have any advertising or data collection? in ~talk

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    I already commented in reply to someone else about reducing social media platforms to just messaging and group chats. Now that I am thinking about it, I think we should all engage in a collective...

    I already commented in reply to someone else about reducing social media platforms to just messaging and group chats.

    Now that I am thinking about it, I think we should all engage in a collective movement to reduce all social media use. I don't think it's too much of a leap to say 99.9% of social media is fluff. And a lot doesn't need to exist at scale. No society really needs food pictures, memes, and inane updates at scale.

    All interaction being moved to private messages would greatly reduce fluff, because then there's no mechanism to get likes at scale. And it would still allow some fluff to exist purely for entertainment (I am not against eliminating fluff entirely, just at scale. It's important for cultural and personal well-being reasons to just fluff around). As for this how to pay for these apps, I am not really sure. Donations are one idea, but may not be feasible for private messaging apps. Maybe some sort of decentralized app could become government supported - like NPR but for messaging?

    So if you take out the fluff, all that's really left is thoughtful discussion (I'm using thoughtful here to just mean anything that is not fluff). There is a lot to learn from certain people in social media, and we can encourage all of those to people to move to forum sites like Tildes. Forum sites would also be more likely to attract people who would be happy to donate to them - Tildes seems to be doing well so far.

    I understand this is a deviation from the question asked, but it seems important to challenge the premise that we have to deal with social media as it is.

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  19. Comment on Would you pay for social media platforms and search engines if it meant they would not have any advertising or data collection? in ~talk

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    You could take away all public forms of interaction - leave it all in private messages. No more news feeds either - just messaging and group chats. Edit: But I guess at that point it wouldn't...

    You could take away all public forms of interaction - leave it all in private messages. No more news feeds either - just messaging and group chats.

    Edit: But I guess at that point it wouldn't really be social media anymore.

    1 vote