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  1. Comment on Terry Jones: Monty Python star dies aged 77 in ~tv

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    He's not dead yet. He's getting better.

    He's not dead yet. He's getting better.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on How would you kill Hitler? in ~talk

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    Ah right, I thought it was in response to attempted assassinations, but that's correct

    Ah right, I thought it was in response to attempted assassinations, but that's correct

  3. Comment on How would you kill Hitler? in ~talk

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    Didn't the Night of the Long Knives come really close to succeeding? And that was in, like, 1934

    Didn't the Night of the Long Knives come really close to succeeding? And that was in, like, 1934

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Stack Exchange, the parent company of Stack Overflow, has been taking aggressive stances against the Stack Exchange community in ~comp

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    What frustrates me whenever a company goes against the wishes of the community (and I get it, the customer isn't always right, but that doesn't mean we can throw out the baby with the bathwater)...

    What frustrates me whenever a company goes against the wishes of the community (and I get it, the customer isn't always right, but that doesn't mean we can throw out the baby with the bathwater) is there's no way for the community to meaningfully respond except to just not use the service (and good luck doing that if you're forced to use that service due to monopolies and lockin effects). You would think that if a lot of people are upset with how something is run, they give feedback, the company listens, the changes are rolled back. But what happens in practice is, the company ignores the feedback and does whatever it wants to anyway. When pressed, it will say "of course we care/listen to feedback", even if they do not. And they're allowed to do this because they have power. It's a shame there isn't real punishment for corporations who disregard their customers/community like this. It's essentially lying with a smile. It's just allowed to continue.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Facebook argues that they don't need consent under GDPR due to users agreeing to a "contract" ordering personalized advertising in ~tech

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    Here's the issue with "but you consented". People use this stuff to talk to their friends. Yeah you gotta advertise to make money off it but it should be as least destructive possible and you...

    Here's the issue with "but you consented".

    People use this stuff to talk to their friends. Yeah you gotta advertise to make money off it but it should be as least destructive possible and you shouldn't use algorithms to pit friends against friends.

    People don't have an alternative to Facebook. And if they did, they bought it.

    Please align the internal things you say amongst yourselves with the rosy view of Facebook Zuckerberg paints to the media

    5 votes
  6. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    Zuck wants to talk to the public about how much free speech is important and how privacy matters? Go to jail.

    Zuck wants to talk to the public about how much free speech is important and how privacy matters? Go to jail.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    The documents seem to confirm two long-held, popular suspicious about Facebook. First, it treats user privacy as an afterthought at best. And second, it works hard to prevent competitors from...

    The documents seem to confirm two long-held, popular suspicious about Facebook. First, it treats user privacy as an afterthought at best. And second, it works hard to prevent competitors from getting too powerful.
    Facebook in 2014 made significant changes to the way developers were able to access user information through its APIs. The company needed a way to sell such a large-scale change, though, so it came up with a narrative: privacy.

    Internal communications reveal that Facebook ultimately tied the change to a revision of another product: Facebook Login. In a March 2013 email, one executive, Justin Osofsky, wrote that the narrative "will focus on quality and the user experience which will potentially provide a good umbrella to fold in some of the API deprecations."

    The connection between the two was almost entirely for messaging, further emails show. In a November 2013 email, Ilya Sukhar, head of developer products until 2016, asked, "What does it actually mean to tie [the change] to login besides synchronized timing? Is it just the messaging? What's the bullshit that you refer to?"

    "Mainly messaging," another executive replied.

    Sukhar later described the plan as a "switcharoo," writing in a Febuary 2014 email:

    Hi guys, I invited you all to a doc that outlines the details of the "switcharoo" plan some of us have been knocking around. I think it is a good compromise given all the restraints, and we'll be able to tell a story that makes sense.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Nearly two-thirds of Uber customers don’t tip their drivers in ~tech

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    The only time I find tipping justified is ordering food for delivery (they use their own cars most of the time) and maybe for really long taxi rides that are unplanned because it makes them go a...

    The only time I find tipping justified is ordering food for delivery (they use their own cars most of the time) and maybe for really long taxi rides that are unplanned because it makes them go a long way out of their way... that said... fuck tipping. It's insane to treat the customer as rude or ungrateful when tipping is not at all clear that it should be a social norm. Charge more. Put extra on my bill. DON'T expect me to tip.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    I've never seen Star Wars

    I've never seen Star Wars

    3 votes
  10. Comment on What are your guilty pleasures? in ~talk

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    Bank robbery

    Bank robbery

    1 vote
  11. Comment on What do you want someone to ask you about? in ~talk

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    "How is your mental health?" I struggle with a lot of stuff and people know this but often don't ask me when they see me. Maybe they feel it would be inappropriate. But I'd love to take an excuse...

    "How is your mental health?"

    I struggle with a lot of stuff and people know this but often don't ask me when they see me. Maybe they feel it would be inappropriate. But I'd love to take an excuse to just be like "yeah, I'm really not OK"

    6 votes
  12. Comment on Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps as part of their ongoing investigation into data misuse in ~tech

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    The issue that I have with Facebook isn't even necessarily the data misuse by apps (on paper; it's possible FB hasn't been the best in this area, but I'm talking about on paper)... I get it,...

    The issue that I have with Facebook isn't even necessarily the data misuse by apps (on paper; it's possible FB hasn't been the best in this area, but I'm talking about on paper)... I get it, abuses happen, FB monetizes based on data and advertising and is a way to connect people, there are no free lunches. etc. But Facebook... as far as I know has repeatedly lied about other things that they do, been dishonest generally... and bought up their competitors Instagram and Whatsapp. And many people have no choice to use Facebook. You have a choice: use FB or have no social life. So... they could be a little bit more transparent, you know?

  13. Comment on Richard Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation, and from his position at MIT in ~tech

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    I seriously never knew RMS was like this. I thought he was a champion of freedom and free software and what I've learned recently just... baffles me, and not in a good way :(

    I seriously never knew RMS was like this. I thought he was a champion of freedom and free software and what I've learned recently just... baffles me, and not in a good way :(

    9 votes
  14. Comment on This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) [Live] in ~music

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    Really sped up version, though. No doubt posted to avoid Youtube's TOTALLY FAIR AND NOT DESTROYING THE WEBSITE AT ALL copyright filter

    Really sped up version, though. No doubt posted to avoid Youtube's TOTALLY FAIR AND NOT DESTROYING THE WEBSITE AT ALL copyright filter

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Senator says Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg should face ‘possibility of a prison term’ in ~tech

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    Important to point out that the Senator in question is Ron Wyden. He has credibility.

    Important to point out that the Senator in question is Ron Wyden. He has credibility.

    2 votes