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  1. Comment on With cryptocurrency launch, Facebook sets its path toward becoming an independent nation in ~tech

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    A few other good articles about Libra: Matt Levine had some interesting thoughts about it in his newsletter today too: Facebook Will Make the Money Now. I'm sure he'll probably write more later...

    A few other good articles about Libra:

    • Matt Levine had some interesting thoughts about it in his newsletter today too: Facebook Will Make the Money Now. I'm sure he'll probably write more later this week too.
    • Financial Times Alphaville has multiple articles up in a series called "Breaking the Zuck Buck" (requires registration to view the articles, but you can also put "outline.com/" in front of their urls to view them on Outline).
    1 vote
  2. Comment on Google is enabling RCS independently of mobile operators in the UK and France this month in ~tech

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    They are discouraged. I'll generally always edit a topic's link to point to the original source if someone submits from outline and I see it, and I even looked into making this happen...

    They are discouraged. I'll generally always edit a topic's link to point to the original source if someone submits from outline and I see it, and I even looked into making this happen automatically (and still might eventually do this, there's an issue related to it on GitLab).

    I understand why people use outline, and use it fairly often myself too. But we shouldn't be using it as the primary source of links, for a lot of different reasons. Just as one concern, it's almost certain to disappear someday. When that happens it will break all the links to it, and it might be difficult or impossible to figure out what the original source was to be able to fix them.

    (@Wes, @sron)

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Google is enabling RCS independently of mobile operators in the UK and France this month in ~tech

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    Thanks - I changed the main link to that one, the Android Police article specifically lists that as its source for the story anyway.

    Thanks - I changed the main link to that one, the Android Police article specifically lists that as its source for the story anyway.

  4. Comment on Is there an estimate of when sub-tildes are going to start being added? in ~tildes

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    It's definitely possible, and I think the hierarchy will be especially good for it. In the past I remember talking about having groups like this under something like ~geo. That sort of hyper-local...

    It's definitely possible, and I think the hierarchy will be especially good for it. In the past I remember talking about having groups like this under something like ~geo.

    That sort of hyper-local group probably won't be feasible for a very long time though (or maybe even ever). Even on reddit, it took a very long time before location-based groups for anything except the very largest (and "tech-heavy") cities started to get much activity at all. Even /r/Seattle, for a large technological city, was still very dead and mostly low-quality posts in 2011, when reddit was 5 years old and had a lot of traffic overall.

    It will be a difficult type of group to get started, and I don't know if Tildes will ever be "general-interest" enough for it to happen. It really only started to work on reddit once the site was full of funny pictures and other things that can appeal to everyone, because that started to reach a critical mass of users to be able to fill the local subreddits too.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on This Week in Election Night, 2020 (Week 13) in ~news

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    Long piece on The New Yorker about Elizabeth Warren: Can Elizabeth Warren Win It All?

    Long piece on The New Yorker about Elizabeth Warren: Can Elizabeth Warren Win It All?

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Libra White Paper - Facebook's cryptocurrency in ~tech

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    Facebook also separately announced Calibra, a new subsidiary that is working on the wallet software: https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/06/coming-in-2020-calibra/

    Facebook also separately announced Calibra, a new subsidiary that is working on the wallet software: https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/06/coming-in-2020-calibra/

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Twitch is suing the trolls who flooded Artifact streams with porn and gore in ~games

  8. Comment on Facebook’s cryptocurrency to debut next week backed by Visa, Mastercard, Uber, and others in ~tech

  9. Comment on Why Mazda is purging touchscreens from its vehicles in ~tech

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    Not directly related, but this was an interesting article I read last month about Tesla wanting to have such a large touch-screen and the difficulties that have come from using one that really...

    Not directly related, but this was an interesting article I read last month about Tesla wanting to have such a large touch-screen and the difficulties that have come from using one that really isn't intended to be in a car: Tesla's Screen Saga Shows Why "Automotive Grade" Matters

    7 votes
  10. Comment on What are good, modern right-wing values anyways? in ~talk

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    Ah, ok. I did look at the text you wrote, but I was curious if something had generated that. You shouldn't need to manually type the line break or paragraph tags at all. Just pushing enter to go...

    Ah, ok. I did look at the text you wrote, but I was curious if something had generated that.

    You shouldn't need to manually type the line break or paragraph tags at all. Just pushing enter to go to a new line should usually work, and twice for a new paragraph. There's a "Preview" tab above the post editor that you can use to check how a post will look, too.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Is there an estimate of when sub-tildes are going to start being added? in ~tildes

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    Try a few out and see if anyone seems interested. It's fine to submit things about individual games or whatever you want, but there's not much purpose in posting repeatedly about a subject that...

    Try a few out and see if anyone seems interested. It's fine to submit things about individual games or whatever you want, but there's not much purpose in posting repeatedly about a subject that nobody else is interested in.

    9 votes
  12. Comment on Is there an estimate of when sub-tildes are going to start being added? in ~tildes

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    There aren't any particular plans. We don't need them yet, and the site's activity hasn't really been increasing significantly lately, so it probably won't change unless we get a big influx of...

    There aren't any particular plans. We don't need them yet, and the site's activity hasn't really been increasing significantly lately, so it probably won't change unless we get a big influx of users again at some point.

    13 votes
  13. Comment on Bitcoin causing CO2 emissions comparable to Hamburg in ~tech