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  1. Comment on This word does not exist in ~humanities

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    Nonfuncational is a word, but AFAIK nonfunctionality is not formally considered one in any of the major dictionaries, even though its meaning makes intuitive sense.

    Nonfuncational is a word, but AFAIK nonfunctionality is not formally considered one in any of the major dictionaries, even though its meaning makes intuitive sense.

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  2. Comment on Thoughts on feeling like you're posting too many links when there is not enough content in ~tildes

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    AFAIK, only comments that are labeled Noise, Offtopic, or Malice, or are located >= 5 deep in a comment thread, cause comments and their decedents to become "uninteresting" and get ignored in...

    AFAIK, only comments that are labeled Noise, Offtopic, or Malice, or are located >= 5 deep in a comment thread, cause comments and their decedents to become "uninteresting" and get ignored in Activity sort... but not those labeled with Joke for some unknown reason. See:

    https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/-/blob/master/tildes/consumers/topic_interesting_activity_updater.py#L43-52

    But yeah, again AFAIK, "All Activity" sort doesn't use that mechanic, so every new comment will bump the topic if you are using it instead.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on 18th century mac and cheese | Stump Sohla in ~food

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    Episode two came out, and it's great! It really showcases just how creative and truly skilled Sohla is, IMO. 7-Course Convenience Store Tasting Menu | Stump Sohla

    Episode two came out, and it's great! It really showcases just how creative and truly skilled Sohla is, IMO.

    7-Course Convenience Store Tasting Menu | Stump Sohla

    3 votes
  4. Comment on On chicken tenders in ~food

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    I dont know if I agree with that. Roast and rotiserie chicken can be quite delicious on its own, even when the only thing done to it was brining the bird beforehand. But when it comes to pork...

    I dont know if I agree with that. Roast and rotiserie chicken can be quite delicious on its own, even when the only thing done to it was brining the bird beforehand. But when it comes to pork chops or loin, even when brined, without apple sauce, mint jelly, gravy, or heavy seasoning, I genuinely don't know how anyone eats it. It's so bland otherwise.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on People expect technology to suck because it actually sucks: so much of our usage involves dealing with a constant stream of minor annoyances in ~tech

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    A bit offtopic, but there was a semi-related article from a few days ago on WIRED worth reading too: How Work Became an Inescapable Hellhole - Instead of optimizing work, technology has created a...
    3 votes
  6. Comment on Tildes should support Latex in ~tildes

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    Be nice. Even grungegun (the OP who wants LaTeX support here) admitted they didn't see it either.

    Be nice. Even grungegun (the OP who wants LaTeX support here) admitted they didn't see it either.

    9 votes
  7. Comment on Tildes should support Latex in ~tildes

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    Yeah, since this will likely be a pretty niche use anyways, I think rather than futzing too much with the markdown parser to get it to recognize when someone is trying to use LaTeX-like notation...

    Yeah, since this will likely be a pretty niche use anyways, I think rather than futzing too much with the markdown parser to get it to recognize when someone is trying to use LaTeX-like notation in regular comments, requiring the user to trigger it using the already implemented syntax-highlighting system for codeblocks may be the best way to go about it.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Notice to anyone using any of my userscripts/userstyles, the URLs will be changing soon in ~tildes

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    Ah... that's not what I expected, but still cool nonetheless. Thanks for continuing to work on these. :)

    Ah... that's not what I expected, but still cool nonetheless. Thanks for continuing to work on these. :)

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Notice to anyone using any of my userscripts/userstyles, the URLs will be changing soon in ~tildes

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    Ooh awsome, this will actually save me some time, since I often switch from the White theme (which I use on my desktop during the day) to Baukula at night (since it's easier on the eyes in low...

    Baukula will now also work with all themes, and not just Dracula.

    Ooh awsome, this will actually save me some time, since I often switch from the White theme (which I use on my desktop during the day) to Baukula at night (since it's easier on the eyes in low light).

    Edit: Uh... by "work with all themes", did you mean it will just change similar elements as Baukula does but keep the same overall color scheme as the theme you already selected? Because that's what it did for me. That's cool too, but I assumed you meant I could apply Baukula's color scheme with any base themes I have set. :P

    Ah well... it still works from as expected going from Dracula -> Baukula, so I can't really complain.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Tildes should support Latex in ~tildes

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    I fully support this idea too, and there is actually already a Gitlab issue for this suggestion with some discussion about it that took place a while ago too, where @wirelyre even provided some...

    I fully support this idea too, and there is actually already a Gitlab issue for this suggestion with some discussion about it that took place a while ago too, where @wirelyre even provided some advice for anyone that wants to try to implement it here using KaTeX: https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/-/issues/620

    10 votes
  11. Comment on Thoughts on feeling like you're posting too many links when there is not enough content in ~tildes

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    Ah, I see what you mean now. That's actually a pretty good idea! There is currently nothing really stopping any of us from throwing up such topics right now though, so if you have any ideas for...

    Ah, I see what you mean now. That's actually a pretty good idea! There is currently nothing really stopping any of us from throwing up such topics right now though, so if you have any ideas for megathread style, user link sharing topics on a particular subject (like we had for the protests and coronavirus), I say go for it! I would certainly contribute links to them if I find appropriate ones, and if any of those topics become popular enough I'm sure @Deimos wouldn't mind adding them to the recurring topics list too.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Thoughts on feeling like you're posting too many links when there is not enough content in ~tildes

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    Between myself, yourself, all the other former /r/listentothis mods, and all the rateyourmusic community members on here, I have no doubt that if we were all to truly unleash our daily music...

    Curious if anyone else has been holding back on posting music streams

    Between myself, yourself, all the other former /r/listentothis mods, and all the rateyourmusic community members on here, I have no doubt that if we were all to truly unleash our daily music links, all the people currently complaining about Tildes being too tech-centric would suddenly start complaining there was nothing but nonstop music being posted. ;)

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Thoughts on feeling like you're posting too many links when there is not enough content in ~tildes

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    Sorry, I'm not quite sure what you mean. What do you think would be a better way to experiment?

    Sorry, I'm not quite sure what you mean. What do you think would be a better way to experiment?

  14. Comment on Thoughts on feeling like you're posting too many links when there is not enough content in ~tildes

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    IMO the reason we avoid doing that is for the same reason new group creation hasn't been totally opened up to users yet... because just like with having too many groups totally devoid of activity,...

    But, why are we avoiding this? What's wrong with posting more links? If this were a social bookmarking site, I'd be saving more links. Maybe I'd save a bunch of accordion links, without any regard for whether people are interested?

    IMO the reason we avoid doing that is for the same reason new group creation hasn't been totally opened up to users yet... because just like with having too many groups totally devoid of activity, a wall of 0 or 1 point topics with 0 comments on them isn't exactly an appealing look to most potential new users either.

    Imzy did open group creation practically from the start, which lead to it becoming a site largely comprised of mostly inactive groups, or even when they were active in terms of submission volume they had almost no comment activity, and it was one of the major contributors to its downfall IMO. So there needs to be some balance struck between the amount of fresh content being posted, and the average site activity, or the site winds up looking like a ghost town and the likelihood of any new users joining goes down significantly.

    But with that said, I do like the idea of incorporating some social bookmarking site elements here, like some of those you have suggested. E.g. It would be neat to be able to submit links to our own profiles or something like shared folders, with maybe with the option to submit them to a group later in case we ever want to open them up to discussion with other members of the site.

    15 votes
  15. Comment on Thoughts on feeling like you're posting too many links when there is not enough content in ~tildes

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    https://tildes.net/groups has approx topics and comments per day per group. And @Bauke's Tildes Stats site also has a total registered user count tracker: https://ts.bauke.xyz/ The total "active"...

    https://tildes.net/groups has approx topics and comments per day per group.

    And @Bauke's Tildes Stats site also has a total registered user count tracker:
    https://ts.bauke.xyz/

    The total "active" user count (which is a harder metric to determine) is not something that is available anywhere that I know of though.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    TBH, that's pretty much exactly what I expected them to look like for the more remote locations, especially considering timeframe they had to work with (only 12 weeks, IIRC). I even expected them...

    The charging stations are not what I expected. I'm not sure what I expected -- but more than what we've seen.

    TBH, that's pretty much exactly what I expected them to look like for the more remote locations, especially considering timeframe they had to work with (only 12 weeks, IIRC). I even expected them to partner up with local businesses that would allow them to place them on their property like they did. I only imagine they will try to make them look more like "legit public infrastructure" (e.g. Tesla supercharger stations) in the major population centers much further north.

    That hotel owner's kid has coolest look, right?

    Yeah, that kid was all smiles and pure charisma, and clearly has a pretty slick fashion sense. I dig the traditional Patagonian beret too. One of my neighbors at my last apartment was from Argentina, used to work as a gaucho before coming to Canada, and had one.

    but also weird that they couldn't work the project into their normal schedule.

    Yeah, especially since from a PR persepctive you would think the company would be all-in on supporting the ideas being promoted by the show, like Rivian clearly is... but Harley isn't exactly known for it's smart business decisions either, so... E.g. See: How Harley-Davidson Killed Itself

    Though to be fair, Harley doesn't look like they're nearly as close to production ready with their electric bike as Rivian is with their electric trucks. So I guess it doesn't really make too much sense for them to have their entire team of engineers and mechanics, who are supposed to be getting that prototype ready for mass-market, drop that work on a dime just to put together two totally new touring variants for an Apple TV travel show.

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  17. Comment on Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension in ~music

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    Ah, sorry about that. Thanks for letting me know and linking to the playlist with all the tracks from sufjan's official channel. I will change my original link to that too.

    Ah, sorry about that. Thanks for letting me know and linking to the playlist with all the tracks from sufjan's official channel. I will change my original link to that too.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension in ~music

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    I don't think any of his new albums will ever be able to top Illinoise for me, in terms of my sheer enjoyment of them, or their replayability for me. However this was still a pretty damn decent...

    I don't think any of his new albums will ever be able to top Illinoise for me, in terms of my sheer enjoyment of them, or their replayability for me. However this was still a pretty damn decent album, and had a few really interesting, deeply layered tracks that I will definitely be listening to again. I doubt any of them will come close to reaching the amount of times I have relistened to Chicago, John Wayne Gacy, Jr, or They Are Night Zombies!!! though, since those three are amongst my all-time favorite tracks and the likelihood of them ever being unseated from the top is pretty slim.

    Thanks for sharing this, and letting me know about the new album, @gpl. It was well worth listening to, and a great way to start the morning! :)

    2 votes
  19. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Watched the first episode last night. That's really awesome what Harley-Davidson and Rivian have done for them, especially the engineers at Harley who volunteered their own free time to build the...

    Watched the first episode last night. That's really awesome what Harley-Davidson and Rivian have done for them, especially the engineers at Harley who volunteered their own free time to build the bikes. Rivian building 12,000 miles of charging stations for them is also insane, and must have cost a fortune.

    Edit: Ep2 - LOL, what a disastrous first day. Those hotel owners were heroes for trying so hard to help them though.

    Edit2: Aw crap, I didn't realize the entire series wasn't released yet. Next episode Oct 2. Boooo! Oh well. Excited to see the rest once it does finally come out.

    1 vote