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  1. Comment on Does Tildes control a user’s feed in any way? in ~tildes

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    Conversely, for their point to be made "every time" (assumably quite frequently) this issue pops up suggests that they're failing in getting it across and this provides a strong incentive to keep...

    I don't disagree you, just that this need not be said every time,

    Conversely, for their point to be made "every time" (assumably quite frequently) this issue pops up suggests that they're failing in getting it across and this provides a strong incentive to keep trying.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Mental health support / discussion thread. in ~talk

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    Hmm. Considered making a seperate post, but this seems related enough to comment under. This is a question concerning the UK, for anyone knowledgeable on the matter. The uni I was recently...

    Hmm. Considered making a seperate post, but this seems related enough to comment under. This is a question concerning the UK, for anyone knowledgeable on the matter.

    The uni I was recently accepted to is asking that, alongside providing evidence I have been diagnosed with ASD, I undertake and share the results of a booked "Needs Assessment". They don't elaborate on what that is, how to book one or what it entails. Does anyone know anything about these? Thinking about it makes me kinda nervous.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Why vi rocks in ~comp

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    Most of those examples look incredibly arcane and difficult to learn, for minimal time saved. There must be merit to them, otherwise people wouldn't use them, but it seems like most IDEs would...

    Most of those examples look incredibly arcane and difficult to learn, for minimal time saved. There must be merit to them, otherwise people wouldn't use them, but it seems like most IDEs would have similar functionalities available that are more discoverable and require less work. I may be off base with that claim, though.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Reddit’s /r/Piracy is Deleting Almost 10 Years of History to Avoid Ban in ~tech

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    In the eyes of those filing the DMCA requests? Yes. And Reddit has to comply.

    In the eyes of those filing the DMCA requests? Yes. And Reddit has to comply.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Reddit’s /r/Piracy is Deleting Almost 10 Years of History to Avoid Ban in ~tech

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    It's my understanding (correct me if I'm wrong) they'd never be allowed to just ignore the DMCA requests, regardless of their size. That community website would equally have to comply or face...

    It's my understanding (correct me if I'm wrong) they'd never be allowed to just ignore the DMCA requests, regardless of their size. That community website would equally have to comply or face legal consequences.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Survey: 83% of US teens have an iPhone, Android 9% in ~tech

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    I suppose this is a cultural difference, but in the UK as a teenager it is unheard of that you'd be discriminated against for having an Android or pressured into buying an iPhone. Most...

    No one wants to be the green bubble guy. The person who can't receive animoji, or animate the other user's screen, or see if their message has been read. It sucks, but that's the way it is.

    I suppose this is a cultural difference, but in the UK as a teenager it is unheard of that you'd be discriminated against for having an Android or pressured into buying an iPhone. Most communication takes place on WhatsApp, which "levels the playing field" between the deficiency of Android's Messages and iPhone's iMessage.

    16 votes
  7. Comment on Reddit’s /r/Piracy is Deleting Almost 10 Years of History to Avoid Ban in ~tech

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    There's very little discussion. The subreddit consists almost entirely of posters providing the exact or similar filename for recently pirated material for others to find on known sites, and...

    What is wrong with discussing piracy?

    There's very little discussion. The subreddit consists almost entirely of posters providing the exact or similar filename for recently pirated material for others to find on known sites, and commenters going "thanks".

    They're facilitating copyright infringement, and that's all that the companies DMCA'ing and Reddit cares about.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on Tildistas, do you read or have you read any webcomics? in ~talk

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    Man I love KSBD. The printed issues are great to look at too, and (IMO) make for a much nicer reading experience. Shame there's only a couple.

    Man I love KSBD. The printed issues are great to look at too, and (IMO) make for a much nicer reading experience. Shame there's only a couple.

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

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    It's more over the past two weeks, but after purchasing Shiver by Junji Ito I've been binge-reading a significant number more of his works (my poor wallet). Turns out I much prefer his longer...

    It's more over the past two weeks, but after purchasing Shiver by Junji Ito I've been binge-reading a significant number more of his works (my poor wallet). Turns out I much prefer his longer works.

    • Gyo was a great read, with just the right balance of gore, anticipation, creepiness and weirdness.

    • Frankenstein - the main story was a good retelling of the classic. Not overly creepy, but intriguing and captivating nevertheless. The shorts making up (part of?) Oshikiri were also very interesting, it was frustrating when they finished!

    • Tomie is a huge book, and although somewhat repetitive in nature (spoiler: she dies, a lot) Ito manages to make almost every chapter fresh and intriguing.

    • Uzumaki I've not yet finished, I'm currently on Chapter 4 ("The Firing Effect"). But it's already lived up to its translated namesake and is pretty creepy!

    Looking online, it seems the only other published Junji Ito works are Fragments of Horror, Dissolving Classroom and Cat Diary, with a new collection Smashed coming May. I'll certainly put off purchasing them for a while, though, to let my wallet recover!

    1 vote
  10. Comment on My first time using LInux as someone who's not a computer aficionado - It's perfect in ~comp

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    Just under the quote it does acknowledge that clock cycles isn't a great metric, but the point they're making is more that LOC as a metric is worse. The validity of that claim, however, I can't...

    Just under the quote it does acknowledge that clock cycles isn't a great metric, but the point they're making is more that LOC as a metric is worse. The validity of that claim, however, I can't speak for.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Programming Challenge: Build an Interpreter in ~comp

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    Huh. I'd totally forgotten about this. Cheers for reminding me!

    Huh. I'd totally forgotten about this. Cheers for reminding me!

  12. Comment on Banning of users and the discussion of controversial subjects in ~tildes

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    Perhaps not binary, but a ternary system involving some warnings is still relatively "simple". The other two suggestions, strikes and muting, would add more depth and complexity to moderation.

    The system already includes warnings. It's already not as binary or simplistic as ban/not ban.

    Perhaps not binary, but a ternary system involving some warnings is still relatively "simple". The other two suggestions, strikes and muting, would add more depth and complexity to moderation.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Appl Still Hasn’t Fixd Its MacBook Kyboad Problm in ~tech

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    Did you miss that you can flip a switch to put back missing characters?

    Did you miss that you can flip a switch to put back missing characters?

  14. Comment on Python noob having trouble installing black in ~comp

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    Although there's already a few sufficient answers, to provide some additional information: like pip, the black tool must (as far as I'm aware) also be run from a terminal. So you'd need to learn...

    Although there's already a few sufficient answers, to provide some additional information: like pip, the black tool must (as far as I'm aware) also be run from a terminal. So you'd need to learn some basic shell navigation if you're not comfortable with that (mostly just cd and ls), and run black . from the directory containing your program.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on Cops scream 'get your f*****g hands up' during raid at 4-year-old boy's birthday party in ~news

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    It's an entirely just removal. One would expect searching for the tag "pigs" to return posts about the animal, rather than the police. Emotive language and opinions of articles/posts should...

    It's an entirely just removal. One would expect searching for the tag "pigs" to return posts about the animal, rather than the police. Emotive language and opinions of articles/posts should largely be excluded from tags, IMO.

    Edit: I'm also unsure about the applicability of the "terrorism" tag.

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

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    Well, from my experience and from what I've seen, get ready for the last episode to be one of the best or the episode that ruins the series for you! I'm not great with recommendations and it...

    Almost finished with Death Note. My mind is blown after every single episode.

    Well, from my experience and from what I've seen, get ready for the last episode to be one of the best or the episode that ruins the series for you!

    I'm not great with recommendations and it depends why you like Death Note to begin with, but maybe check out Zankyou No Terror.

  17. Comment on Junji Ito's "Shiver" collection in ~anime

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    So, I bought and read Gyo. Talk about a story that keeps giving! Really creepy, just the right balance of gore/horror and unexplained elements. Thanks for the recommendation!

    So, I bought and read Gyo. Talk about a story that keeps giving! Really creepy, just the right balance of gore/horror and unexplained elements. Thanks for the recommendation!

  18. Comment on Google is rolling out AMP for Gmail to let you shop and fill out forms without leaving your inbox. in ~tech

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    Given that the kind of people signing up to ProtonMail are most likely running a couple of script/content blockers, it might be user error. Or it might be a bug. This is the conclusion I would...

    Given that the kind of people signing up to ProtonMail are most likely running a couple of script/content blockers, it might be user error. Or it might be a bug. This is the conclusion I would come to before assuming ProtonMail were maliciously and randomly forcing new users to hand over private info, when it runs contrary to their primary appeal. Have they made any official statement?

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Google is rolling out AMP for Gmail to let you shop and fill out forms without leaving your inbox. in ~tech

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    Neither does Protonmail. I use the service and never remembered doing that, so I just created a temp account and checked. There is a single, clearly marked Optional prompt to enter an email for...

    Tutanota doesn't force you to give up your phone number or "back up" e-mail in the sign up process, which is another red/pink(?) flag less,

    Neither does Protonmail. I use the service and never remembered doing that, so I just created a temp account and checked. There is a single, clearly marked Optional prompt to enter an email for account recovery purposes, which is a huge stretch to call a red flag. I saw zero prompt for my phone number during account registration.

    Before creating the account, it finally asked me to prove I wasn't a bot. There were four valid methods to prove this:

    • Captcha
    • SMS
    • Email
    • Donation

    So, if you were so opposed to Google you absolutely refuse to use Captcha (making a lot of the internet impossible to use), and you did not want to donate a small amount to prove you were a real person registrating an account and not a bot, yes you're "forced" to give them another email address or your phone number.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on Junji Ito's "Shiver" collection in ~anime

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    Noted, the premise looks good and it's going cheap on Amazon, so I'll give it a look. Thanks :)

    Noted, the premise looks good and it's going cheap on Amazon, so I'll give it a look. Thanks :)