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  1. Comment on Minecraft's "Super Duper Graphics Pack" has been cancelled in ~games

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    The Minecraft rewrite.

    The Minecraft rewrite.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on The new, extremely online era of Christianity in ~humanities

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    This is something that's interesting. All the problems the Christian faith faces today seem to stem from modern values and ethics conflicting with those that existed at the formation of the...

    But even in the face of man-made institutions’ fallibility, Elisabeth is certain she’ll find a church that’s right for her. “Everyone should have a choice,” she says, “I think people who are gay are born that way and should have the right to live that out. The same goes with abortion.”

    This is something that's interesting. All the problems the Christian faith faces today seem to stem from modern values and ethics conflicting with those that existed at the formation of the religion. If a theoretical denomination were to minimise or even ignore these controversial aspects, it could have a much better chance of surviving into the next century. However, what would essentially be rewriting a religion would obviously have many of its own consequences in terms of gaining initial support.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    There's a lot of contention over the definition of anime, so it depends what definition you subscribe to.

    is it anime if it's an American show?

    There's a lot of contention over the definition of anime, so it depends what definition you subscribe to.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What is your least favourite window manager or desktop environment and why? in ~comp

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    I've never heard of a corporation using i3, but fair enough. But I'd wager you work in IT, so a specific subset of corporate users. Many others would find it much more frustrating to use (tiling)...

    I've never heard of a corporation using i3, but fair enough. But I'd wager you work in IT, so a specific subset of corporate users. Many others would find it much more frustrating to use (tiling) and navigate (keybindings) than say GNOME or KDE. It's impossible to have a design appeal to and be usable for all people. That doesn't make any one design intrinsically bad, even as the size of the intended audience shrinks (and I'll bet i3 has a much smaller intended audience than GNOME).

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What is your least favourite window manager or desktop environment and why? in ~comp

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    Okay. But going with this, as said above, every single window manager and desktop environment does the same thing in choosing a specific design. For example, a corporate user would not be able to...

    It does mean there are fundamental design problems

    Okay. But going with this, as said above, every single window manager and desktop environment does the same thing in choosing a specific design. For example, a corporate user would not be able to use i3 or dwm well at all. So it would follow that every single window manager and desktop environment have fundamental design problems. At that point, why is it worth mentioning at all?

    2 votes
  6. Comment on What is your least favourite window manager or desktop environment and why? in ~comp

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    Every DE will make a decision similar to this, because the email is right - usability is subjective, and not everyone likes the same designs. For the record though, "fixed function" users tend to...

    Every DE will make a decision similar to this, because the email is right - usability is subjective, and not everyone likes the same designs. For the record though, "fixed function" users tend to be a large group - people who only browse the internet and sometimes edit word documents or game.

    Just because they're targeting specific users doesn't mean there are any fundamental design problems from an objective viewpoint, only subjective.

    That email is also from 14 years ago, so it's highly likely there have been changed to their stance/targeted audiences.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What is your least favourite window manager or desktop environment and why? in ~comp

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    The same stands for GNOME, however. There's no need for extensions, except maybe a few aesthetic changes. I'd be interested if there were any statistics on how many people used a completely...

    The same stands for GNOME, however. There's no need for extensions, except maybe a few aesthetic changes. I'd be interested if there were any statistics on how many people used a completely extensionless GNOME.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What is your least favourite window manager or desktop environment and why? in ~comp

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    If you're taking that stance, a significant portion of i3 users actually use the i3-gaps fork, rather than the original i3. Granted it's largely aesthetic differences, but it comes with features...

    If you're taking that stance, a significant portion of i3 users actually use the i3-gaps fork, rather than the original i3. Granted it's largely aesthetic differences, but it comes with features modified/removed as well. So evidently a lot of people do need that 'extension' of the original wm, albeit in the form of a fork.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What is your least favourite window manager or desktop environment and why? in ~comp

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    If people want to go after window managers/desktop environments for requiring programming knowledge, GNOME is nowhere near the worst! Take Xmonad, DWM, 2bwm or AwesomeWM for example. They all...

    If people want to go after window managers/desktop environments for requiring programming knowledge, GNOME is nowhere near the worst! Take Xmonad, DWM, 2bwm or AwesomeWM for example. They all require much nicher and more complicated languages to configure, but interestingly this is seen as a good or at least not bad thing by many users.

    edit: haskell to xmonad

    3 votes
  10. Comment on What is your least favourite window manager or desktop environment and why? in ~comp

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    Going against the grain here, but I'd have to say i3 or bspwm are my least favourite. After experimenting between them both and dwm for about a year, in the end my workflow and usage habits just...

    Going against the grain here, but I'd have to say i3 or bspwm are my least favourite. After experimenting between them both and dwm for about a year, in the end my workflow and usage habits just don't fit nicely with tiling wms. I much prefer floating wms that come with options for manual (keybound) tiling.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Boris Johnson will be the UK's new prime minister in ~news

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    No, I can totally see that happening. Unless by some unholy miracle Brexit is avoided by the Lib Dems gaining power, we're definitely headed down that path. May wasn't able to negotiate a deal...

    No, I can totally see that happening. Unless by some unholy miracle Brexit is avoided by the Lib Dems gaining power, we're definitely headed down that path. May wasn't able to negotiate a deal acceptable to the EU and parliament, I don't see Boris doing a better job.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Opinions on “grammar nazis”? in ~talk

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    Honest question. On specific online mediums such as social media, group chats, forum comments, what's wrong with being lazy? It's also lazy to use initialisms such as IMHO (you'd not put it in an...

    and you either know the difference and are being lazy, or you don't know and you should learn.

    Honest question. On specific online mediums such as social media, group chats, forum comments, what's wrong with being lazy? It's also lazy to use initialisms such as IMHO (you'd not put it in an important letter or use it in speech) or contractions in written form for that matter. Lazy should be fine, and even preferred in closer to real-time conversation, as long as the primary purpose of language, clear communication, is possible.

    Even if grammatically incorrect, meaning is still clear with the your/you're mixup. There's actually far more room for misunderstanding and lack of clarity when using acronyms and initialisms.

    The only reason I dislike those kinds of mixups is a personal peeve, and the possibility teenagers who grow up doing so will become unable to codeswitch in more formal settings. But the latter is highly dependent on education and the person, so I don't know how much sense it makes to worry about.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Vegetarian Protein Is Just As 'Complete' As Meat, Despite What We've Been Taught in ~health

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    Haha, well if it's locally sourced it's a different story. I was referring to factory farming. Got any goat pics?

    Haha, well if it's locally sourced it's a different story. I was referring to factory farming.

    Got any goat pics?

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Vegetarian Protein Is Just As 'Complete' As Meat, Despite What We've Been Taught in ~health

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    I think it follows in the same vein as ethical arguments against meat. Namely the poor conditions the animals tend to be kept in, even if they aren't being slaughtered for meat.

    I see no harm in drinking milk, consuming cheese, or eggs.

    I think it follows in the same vein as ethical arguments against meat. Namely the poor conditions the animals tend to be kept in, even if they aren't being slaughtered for meat.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on The Golden Age of Cord-Cutting Is Over. Now What? in ~tv

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    Yeah, personal experiences are never great for this, but I can't think of a single person my age (Gen Z) who would pirate over stream - because we grew up with our parents paying subscription fees...

    Yeah, personal experiences are never great for this, but I can't think of a single person my age (Gen Z) who would pirate over stream - because we grew up with our parents paying subscription fees for us.

    So with account sharing and regional variations in the libraries and number of different streaming services, I think it's far too early to be saying piracy will be second nature to Gen Z.

    10 votes
  16. Comment on Apple pushes a silent Mac update to forcibly remove hidden Zoom web server in ~tech

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    I think the reason for my confusion was you're using a very liberal definition of betray.

    I think the reason for my confusion was you're using a very liberal definition of betray.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Principal Who Tried to Stay ‘Politically Neutral’ About Holocaust Is Removed in ~news

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    Am I missing something or is that unrelated? The Reichstag Fire enabled Hitler to imprison the communist party and control the majority of the Reichstag, yes, but that was before the night of the...

    Am I missing something or is that unrelated?

    The Reichstag Fire enabled Hitler to imprison the communist party and control the majority of the Reichstag, yes, but that was before the night of the long knives (by like a year).

    By the point of the night of the long knives, Hitler was already chancellor although not in total political control, lacking the support of the army. So I suppose Hypersapien was right, it was that night that allowed Hitler to fully take control.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Principal Who Tried to Stay ‘Politically Neutral’ About Holocaust Is Removed in ~news

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    Didn't that take place after Hitler had already come to power, though?

    Didn't that take place after Hitler had already come to power, though?

    3 votes
  19. Comment on Reddit's redesign has been down all day, however mobile apps work, and old reddit works. Does reddit not use the same public API for the redesign? in ~comp

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    new.reddit.com works for me.

    new.reddit.com works for me.

  20. Comment on Apple pushes a silent Mac update to forcibly remove hidden Zoom web server in ~tech

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    I can't particularly think of any times that Apple/MacOS has betrayed its users, though?

    I can't particularly think of any times that Apple/MacOS has betrayed its users, though?

    8 votes