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  1. Comment on In Court, Facebook Blames Users for Destroying Their Own Right to Privacy in ~tech

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    It's interesting how passionately you can defend a cause. At least they seem to feel they're genuinely doing the right thing and not being corrupt assholes who just don't give a shit

    It's interesting how passionately you can defend a cause. At least they seem to feel they're genuinely doing the right thing and not being corrupt assholes who just don't give a shit

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Theresa May commits to net zero UK carbon emissions by 2050 in ~enviro

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    I like the initiative, though, even if they don't succeed, it's good to try

    I like the initiative, though, even if they don't succeed, it's good to try

    2 votes
  3. Comment on The Day the Music Burned - The 2008 Universal fire was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business — and almost nobody knew in ~music

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    And also the shutting down of what.cd in the name of corporate profits, which had a massive trove of obscure music that may well now be lost forever

    And also the shutting down of what.cd in the name of corporate profits, which had a massive trove of obscure music that may well now be lost forever

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What is your favorite Wikipedia page? in ~talk

  5. Comment on Microsoft Windows Terminal YouTube Video Removed for Copyright Claim in ~tech

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    I guess what bothers me is the archaic idea that artists will lose money if you simply allow people to share culture. It's not clear that that's the case, that they'd significantly suffer compared...

    I guess what bothers me is the archaic idea that artists will lose money if you simply allow people to share culture. It's not clear that that's the case, that they'd significantly suffer compared to our current model. But it's used as an excuse to basically shut down the internet. All of that creativity... gone. Why? So rich assholes can make money. Sorry for not seeing it their way but I'm prone to lose patience on this

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Does anyone else struggle with internet addiction? in ~talk

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    I think part of addiction may simply be being afraid of life and making big decisions so you spend time excessively on small stuff. That said, the internet is addictive, there's a lot of stuff on it

    I think part of addiction may simply be being afraid of life and making big decisions so you spend time excessively on small stuff. That said, the internet is addictive, there's a lot of stuff on it

    9 votes
  7. Comment on Microsoft Windows Terminal YouTube Video Removed for Copyright Claim in ~tech

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    I get very tired or weary of "well, let's meet them [rightsholders] in the middle on this, they do own the content and so we'll make the effort to appease them" because years later we are still...

    I get very tired or weary of "well, let's meet them [rightsholders] in the middle on this, they do own the content and so we'll make the effort to appease them" because years later we are still struggling with this nonsense. I know due to DMCA it may be difficult for YT to fight (much less take a moral stand, though in my view if no one profits off of this stuff then it should remain up, I don't like the intellectual property wars) but really, this has all turned into a gigantic dick waving competition, essentially, where anything can get taken down any time for any reason

    12 votes
  8. Comment on WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Charged in 18-Count Superseding Indictment in ~news

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    I don't know much about Wikileaks/Assange beyond the basics but it seems basically impossible to discuss because of the amount of astroturfing I suspect is happening. Depending on who you ask,...

    I don't know much about Wikileaks/Assange beyond the basics but it seems basically impossible to discuss because of the amount of astroturfing I suspect is happening. Depending on who you ask, Assange is a corrupt nutcase or he's been portrayed in an unfair light

    12 votes
  9. Comment on Firefox 67 released - Updates focused on performance and privacy in ~tech

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    How do you use this feature? I'm not sure how one actually applies it

    How do you use this feature? I'm not sure how one actually applies it

  10. Comment on Antergos Linux Project Ends in ~tech

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    This is why using smaller projects can be a risk, in lieu of projects you know are going to be around for a while

    This is why using smaller projects can be a risk, in lieu of projects you know are going to be around for a while

    9 votes
  11. Comment on The Voynich Manuscript may have successfully been decoded in ~humanities

  12. Comment on In contrast to Facebook, Google seems to be leaning into the message that they have all your data, and emphasizing how that allows them to make your life easier in ~tech

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    It's hard to have a conversation about Facebook because people are always either being too lenient or too aggressive but, yeah... I understand their need to make money and perhaps even to please...

    It's hard to have a conversation about Facebook because people are always either being too lenient or too aggressive but, yeah... I understand their need to make money and perhaps even to please the shareholders but I'm not sure they really understand what privacy means sometimes, they're an odd case. Facebook just "feels" creepy beyond the fact that they're social media. If you don't sign on for a while they send you reminder emails. There's "people you may know". Etc. Like, stop doing that! Design with the human in mind.

    7 votes
  13. Comment on What are you reading these days? #18 in ~books

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    I guess you probably meant to reply to iiv

    I guess you probably meant to reply to iiv

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What are you reading these days? #18 in ~books

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    Heathcliffe, it's me, Cathy...

    Heathcliffe, it's me, Cathy...

  15. Comment on The Fragmentation of Truth in ~news

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    It would be wonderful to return to the yt of old where discovery was real and possible. Now, the topical thing is to, well, recommend topical videos. No one fucking asked for it! Do not shove...

    It would be wonderful to return to the yt of old where discovery was real and possible. Now, the topical thing is to, well, recommend topical videos. No one fucking asked for it! Do not shove things down our throats. Do not forget what made you great to begin with.

    1 vote