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  1. Comment on Finland said it aims to teach 1% – or more than 50 million – of all Europeans basic skills in artificial intelligence through a free online course in ~tech

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    In support. It's a quote from the article. I was facepalming because the Reuters journalist screwed up the math and somehow their fact checkers failed to catch it too.

    In support. It's a quote from the article. I was facepalming because the Reuters journalist screwed up the math and somehow their fact checkers failed to catch it too.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Finland said it aims to teach 1% – or more than 50 million – of all Europeans basic skills in artificial intelligence through a free online course in ~tech

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    🤦

    One percent of an EU population of about 512 million would equate to more than 50 million people.

    🤦

    6 votes
  3. Comment on PlayStation State of Play - December 10, 2019 in ~games

  4. Comment on History Buffs: Elizabeth in ~humanities

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    Yeah, he can definitely come off as a bit of a snob, but I think his heart is in the right place and he is very passionate about history/historical accuracy, which I very much appreciate. I...

    Yeah, he can definitely come off as a bit of a snob, but I think his heart is in the right place and he is very passionate about history/historical accuracy, which I very much appreciate. I usually prefer his reviews on movies he actually loves too, rather than ones he loathes, but this tear-down of Elizabeth was pretty funny/entertaining and very informative, IMO.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    100% agree. It's by far the most interesting, intriguing and thoroughly engrossing cRPG I have played in a very long time. I would put it squarely up there with Planescape, Baldur's Gate,...

    I've been playing Disco Elysium, and I'm really confident in saying that it's the best cRPG I've played since Planescape Torment.

    100% agree. It's by far the most interesting, intriguing and thoroughly engrossing cRPG I have played in a very long time. I would put it squarely up there with Planescape, Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Arcanum, in the ranks of my all-time favorites.

    When it comes to skill/stat checks, they've worked hard to make failure interesting.

    Not only interesting, but sometimes failure even results in the "better" outcome since success actually leads to you being stymied. E.g. I don't want to spoil anything so I won't mention specifics... but there was one particularly hard (godly) conceptualization roll that I saved up stat points for a long time to succeed on, and as a result of my success the character I was interacting with became so jealous of my amazing idea that they then refused to help me any further. And because of that incredibly unusual/unexpected outcome, I save scummed and rerolled it until I failed just to see what would happen. As it turns out, by failing the roll the character actually takes pity on you for having such a monumentally stupid idea and so they decide to help you.

    And another thing worth mentioning is that because of all the variations in outcomes and dialogue (with characters, internally, and even with inanimate objects) depending on your character stats/skills/unlocked thoughts, it will likely have a decent amount of replayability to it too.

    I highly, highly recommend buying+playing this game if you like dialogue heavy, classic style cRPGs (or even visual novels).

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Trailer in ~movies

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    You're definitely not alone. I thought the 2016 reboot was decent enough too. Though I watched it with my developmentally disabled cousin and she was super into it (e.g. hiding her eyes during the...

    You're definitely not alone. I thought the 2016 reboot was decent enough too. Though I watched it with my developmentally disabled cousin and she was super into it (e.g. hiding her eyes during the "scary" parts, yelling "Watch out!" at the characters, etc), which made my viewing experience that much more fun/enjoyable.

    It looks like this new one might be equally as enjoyable for her as it will be for me though, so that's a step up from the previous one, IMO.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on VG Myths - Can You Beat Pokemon Blue Without Getting Hit? in ~games

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    And if you so desire, you can even watch all 64 hours of Gamechamp's livestreams of this challenge on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gamechamp3k/videos?filter=archives&sort=time

    And if you so desire, you can even watch all 64 hours of Gamechamp's livestreams of this challenge on Twitch:
    https://www.twitch.tv/gamechamp3k/videos?filter=archives&sort=time

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Dub FX - Fire Every Day in ~music

  9. Comment on Dub FX - Fire Every Day in ~music

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    Indeed he is. His recent collabs in the live from Goa rooftop jam sessions have been awesome too, so if you're a fan I definitely recommend checking them out.

    Indeed he is. His recent collabs in the live from Goa rooftop jam sessions have been awesome too, so if you're a fan I definitely recommend checking them out.

  10. Comment on Halo Master Chief Collection PC release confirmed, Halo Reach coming to Halo MCC in ~games

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    Yeah, I absolutely love the bump mechanics in the Activity sorts. It makes this place feel a bit more like an oldschool forum, keeps discussions alive for longer, allows people to make others...

    Yeah, I absolutely love the bump mechanics in the Activity sorts. It makes this place feel a bit more like an oldschool forum, keeps discussions alive for longer, allows people to make others aware of relevant updates (like you just did), and even encourages people to look for older topics/discussions (which they can then potentially reignite interest in by making a new comment in them).

    p.s. As for when Tildes gets bigger, I still think it can work but it will likely need some further tweaking so even fewer comments actually cause the bump. Or perhaps the bumps can be more restricted on the front page, but less so when visiting the group pages. There are plenty of options, IMO... but we will cross that bridge when we get there. :P

    1 vote
  11. Comment on What key is Sweet Home Alabama in? in ~music

  12. Comment on What key is Sweet Home Alabama in? in ~music

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    Did you mean to link to the timestamp 196 seconds into the video, @Adys? If not, let me know and I can remove it.

    Did you mean to link to the timestamp 196 seconds into the video, @Adys? If not, let me know and I can remove it.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Shy Kids - Don't Delete Me in ~music

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    I think synth pop is perfectly appropriate for this particular song. RYM doesn't have an official entry for Don't Delete Me, but the other shy kids albums are all listed as just "Indie pop"...

    I think synth pop is perfectly appropriate for this particular song. RYM doesn't have an official entry for Don't Delete Me, but the other shy kids albums are all listed as just "Indie pop" though, so I have added that tag as well. :)

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Ryanair will stop operating in Nuremberg and Stockholm due to the delayed delivery of the new Boeing 737 Max airplanes in ~misc

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    Yeah, looks like even though they are closing their "base" at Skavsta, they will still be flying there. https://www.thelocal.se/20191205/ryanair-to-close-base-at-stockholm-skavsta-airport

    Yeah, looks like even though they are closing their "base" at Skavsta, they will still be flying there. https://www.thelocal.se/20191205/ryanair-to-close-base-at-stockholm-skavsta-airport

    Closing its base means that the airline will continue to fly to and from Stockholm Skavsta Airport, but will not keep planes or staff at the site.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Tildes and multi-dimensional weighted votes in ~tildes

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    At least for Noise, yes, that is possible; Other users can counteract the effects simply by voting on the comment in question. See:...

    At least for Noise, yes, that is possible; Other users can counteract the effects simply by voting on the comment in question. See:

    # for "noise", weight must be more than 1/5 of the vote count (5 votes effectively override 1.0 of label weight)

    https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/blob/master/tildes/tildes/models/comment/comment.py#L319

    (Note: AFAIK every user's label weight is currently set to 1.0, but that may change in the future, especially as the trust system gets developed)

    https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/blob/master/tildes/development.ini#L39

    But AFAIK, for all the other labels, no, users cannot currently undo the effects directly... although, since they are only minor adjustments to the sort position they can essentially be counteracted just by votes as well.

    p.s. I wouldn't recommend anyone go on a comment labeling abuse spree, as that is potentially grounds for having your label privileges revoked, or perhaps even being banned.

    4 votes