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  1. Comment on If Tildes goes public, how will it keep spammers away while still respecting privacy? in ~tildes

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    One thing I feel works best is don't think too much. Go for the first instinct, generally that let's you go through.

    One thing I feel works best is don't think too much. Go for the first instinct, generally that let's you go through.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    AJR's new album coming in 5 days!

    AJR's new album coming in 5 days!

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Which messenger(s) do you currently use? If you had your preference, what single messaging service would you prefer to use? in ~tech

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    Mine is so fragmented but I use different messaging services for different purposes. In a given month, I'll have used Whatsapp, Messenger, Snapchat, Instagram Direct, sometimes SMS, Telegram,...

    Mine is so fragmented but I use different messaging services for different purposes. In a given month, I'll have used Whatsapp, Messenger, Snapchat, Instagram Direct, sometimes SMS, Telegram, Slack and Discord at the very least. Telegram and Discord I use more so to contact people I don't know IRL as such.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Spotify will now suspend or terminate accounts it finds are using ad blockers in ~tech

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    Just request data download from Spotify. You'll get a really well organised data. It's in JSON, but there are many JSON to CSV converters out there and you can get your spreadsheet that way.

    Just request data download from Spotify. You'll get a really well organised data. It's in JSON, but there are many JSON to CSV converters out there and you can get your spreadsheet that way.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Where do you get your music from? in ~music

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    I feel I suddenly entered an early 2000s forum. After streaming I could never go back to FLACs and MP3s. I used to spend hours finding specific high bit rate files and organising and renaming them...

    I feel I suddenly entered an early 2000s forum. After streaming I could never go back to FLACs and MP3s.

    I used to spend hours finding specific high bit rate files and organising and renaming them but these days it's pretty pointless.

    I use Spotify and there have been 4 songs ever that I want that are not on Spotify. That's an okay sacrifice.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Finally, a personality quiz backed by science in ~science

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    I feel I am sometimes the only extrovert in reddit and tildes.

    I feel I am sometimes the only extrovert in reddit and tildes.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on A new "short film" by razor company Gillette has called for men to be the best they can be, sparking a significant backlash in ~life

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    The backslash is the dumbest one I've ever seen and kinda proves their point. Should Gillette take the high road, by assuming it's morally superior with P&G committing lots of horrible shit? No....

    The backslash is the dumbest one I've ever seen and kinda proves their point. Should Gillette take the high road, by assuming it's morally superior with P&G committing lots of horrible shit? No.

    But as far as advertisments are concerned, it's just an anti-bullying, anti-assault ad telling everyone to try and be better.

    Ads have always been emotionally manipulative and I'm a guy and I loved the ad. Yea, would wish it was not used to promote a capitalistic brand but ah well.

    And it was different than the Pepsi one which basically said Pepsi will bring world peace. This had nothing related to razors or anything so that's better I guess.

    11 votes
  8. Comment on Effective alarm clock for Android that doesn't spy on you or need 25 permissions? in ~tech

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    Alarms is pretty good. It has options to solve a math problem or scan a QR code to disable the alarm I don't remember if I paid for it or it was free. Either way it's really good and privacy...

    Alarms is pretty good. It has options to solve a math problem or scan a QR code to disable the alarm

    I don't remember if I paid for it or it was free. Either way it's really good and privacy centric.

    I have stopped using it these days and just use my echo Dot cause I'm lazy but the year or so I used it, it was brilliant.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on So how did you guys like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and more importantly, do you guys think interactive TV will be the "next big thing"? in ~tv

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    Yea, it's sort of tied to the interface. There are generally two options at the bottom and you select one of them and the story progresses depending on it. (Except for one part where (minor...

    How does it actually work? Is it heavily tied in to Netflix's interface? Like, would it work on YouTube? Would it work torrented?

    Yea, it's sort of tied to the interface. There are generally two options at the bottom and you select one of them and the story progresses depending on it. (Except for one part where (minor spoiler: you have to enter a phone number)).

    It's gonna be basically impossible to pirate and enjoy. Partially because there are many choices and it'd be super annoying to change video files in pirated version every so often unless pirates figure out a smart solution.

    One another thing why it'd be tough to pirate is it's not a simple tree like structure where you play one file depending on one of your choice. All your choices matter a little and are sometimes played back like a super quick recap. Also, there are many loopbacks and weird things.

    Basically, I'm sure you'll be able to pirate it eventually but not enjoy it as much.

    … is this worth actually seeking out and getting a subscription for? Netflix access is poor in my country.

    Honestly, no not just for this single episode of a show. This is not even that good of an episode story wise. But you can definitely get a Netflix trial for a month and then cancel.

    Is there a time limit of some sort, or is it something I can eventually watch in a few months/years?

    Nope. They might add easter eggs in the future but I find that unlikely.

    5 votes
  10. So how did you guys like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and more importantly, do you guys think interactive TV will be the "next big thing"?

    Personally, I really enjoyed Bandersnatch as a one-off. Having the ability to choose what happens and trying to piece together the story by watching multiple endings. But honestly, the story fell...

    Personally, I really enjoyed Bandersnatch as a one-off. Having the ability to choose what happens and trying to piece together the story by watching multiple endings.

    But honestly, the story fell quite flat and it wouldn't have been a very entertaining episode had it not been for the gimmick. But what do you guys think?

    25 votes
  11. Comment on What SSD should I buy? in ~comp

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    Tangential question. I am a SSD noob. I have a laptop with a free m.2 slot and a standard 2.5" 1 TB HDD. Is it worth it getting a m.2 256 GB drive just for the OS. I don't play games at all...

    Tangential question. I am a SSD noob.

    I have a laptop with a free m.2 slot and a standard 2.5" 1 TB HDD. Is it worth it getting a m.2 256 GB drive just for the OS. I don't play games at all really. But a speedy OS would be wonderful.

    And would the benefits be only for the OS startup speed or the OS use in general? Btw I have no idea wtf is NVME. But I'll google it.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Black Mirror S04E05 “Metalhead” Discussion Thread in ~tv

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    Easily, one of the worst episodes of Black Mirror alongside Waldo Moment for me. I don't know, it felt too slow and action-movie esque and wasn't gripping enough. The ending was alright but not...

    Easily, one of the worst episodes of Black Mirror alongside Waldo Moment for me. I don't know, it felt too slow and action-movie esque and wasn't gripping enough.

    The ending was alright but not enough to save the whole episode. The only episode which felt like a slog to me. The black and white choice was bold though.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What are y'all's favorite (private?) trackers? in ~tech

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    The only private tracker I'm a part of and genuinely the community is amazing. <3

    The only private tracker I'm a part of and genuinely the community is amazing. <3

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Black Mirror S3E04 "San Junipero" discussion thread in ~tv

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    I can't decide between this or White Christmas among my favourite episodes. But this was phenomenal. The only Black mirror episode I've rewatched. I usually never re-watch any shows. Both the...

    I can't decide between this or White Christmas among my favourite episodes.

    But this was phenomenal. The only Black mirror episode I've rewatched. I usually never re-watch any shows.

    Both the actors were brilliant. The music was brilliant. The cinematography was brilliant.

    8 votes
  15. Comment on Should children's entertainment contain more violence? in ~tv

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    Yeah, but being gun or anti-gun has little to do with games and more to do with upbringing, Because, basically everyone outside US and a couple other countries are against ordinary citizens being...

    Yeah, but being gun or anti-gun has little to do with games and more to do with upbringing, Because, basically everyone outside US and a couple other countries are against ordinary citizens being able to carry guns.

    1 vote
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    Btw are you single-handedly moderating the website? I figured you'd have someone else to remove spammy content or whatever. Since right now it's invite only, it'd probably be okay. But over time,...

    Btw are you single-handedly moderating the website? I figured you'd have someone else to remove spammy content or whatever. Since right now it's invite only, it'd probably be okay. But over time, it'd become too much work.

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    Honestly, that's disappointing. The internet survives on ads and I hope less and less people other than me use Adblock so I get access to more better content. It's selfish of me, but eh.

    Honestly, that's disappointing. The internet survives on ads and I hope less and less people other than me use Adblock so I get access to more better content. It's selfish of me, but eh.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Anybody here own cryptocurrency? in ~talk

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    I support a larger blocksize. I supported Bitcoin Unlimited. I supported Segwit2X. But I don't particularly like BCH. Here are the reasons, it's not doing anything special it's a split from the...

    I support a larger blocksize. I supported Bitcoin Unlimited. I supported Segwit2X.

    But I don't particularly like BCH. Here are the reasons, it's not doing anything special it's a split from the main chain with just 8 MB blocksize. IMO the sum of integral of difficulty/hashpower determines what's the real chain. If BCH had say 99% hashpower and Bitcoin had 1% I would have supported the 8MB chain. Artificial methods so as the chain never dies etc. pissed me off.

    I mean if we are splitting and not upgrading a chain, we could really add more better features. This is basically like Litecoin except with the original Bitcoin chain before split and no Segwit.

    8 MB can't solve all problems of scaling. The reason BCH tx are relatively cheap is more because no one uses it. 8 MB will lead to the same problems, just little delayed. Honestly, the only way to scale is to get almost unlimited transactions/second. Why settle for 55 tx/s? Nano does 2000/s, IOTA does 500 tx/s blah blah. Obviously they have their own problems, anyway that's a little irrelevant.

    What one big disadvantage I think is there's no possibility they'll implement something like Segwit. And without Segwit there's never gonna be a LN which for all its problems in my previous comment, if Bitcoin is gonna live in the future, it's gonna have survive due to LN only. No possibility of LN on the chain means the chain is next to useless IMO.

    I still am the biggest promoter of increasing blocksize on Bitcoin without a chain split. Few share my views though.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on DOOM: The fake outrage in ~games

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    I discovered this channel just today and binged a few videos. I highly recommend his Charlottesville video. It could be a proper documentary honestly. He's amazing.

    I discovered this channel just today and binged a few videos.

    I highly recommend his Charlottesville video. It could be a proper documentary honestly. He's amazing.

    6 votes