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  1. Comment on Browser gestures cause this weird issue in ~tildes

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    I remember an issue with vaguely similar symptoms, but with a different addon: https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/-/issues/160, it was an issue with the addon and related to Tildes' unusually...

    I remember an issue with vaguely similar symptoms, but with a different addon: https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/-/issues/160, it was an issue with the addon and related to Tildes' unusually restrictive Content Security Policy.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on What are your favorite topic tags on Tildes? in ~talk

  3. Comment on What Tildes statistics would you be interested in seeing? in ~tildes

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    A histogram's a plot that just shows how often a single value (often binned into groups like 0..10, 10..50, 50..200 etc) appears in a data set. So for a single user you'd have a bar chart, with...

    A histogram's a plot that just shows how often a single value (often binned into groups like 0..10, 10..50, 50..200 etc) appears in a data set. So for a single user you'd have a bar chart, with bars that are "amount of comments posted X time after the one before it", with Xs of for example 10m, 1h, 3h, 6h, 1d, 1w, …
    Getting the intervals should be fairly easy using the user comment pages.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on What Tildes statistics would you be interested in seeing? in ~tildes

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    You got the ands right :p The idea for #2 is: Given a top level comment with x votes, how many replies does its thread have?

    You got the ands right :p
    The idea for #2 is: Given a top level comment with x votes, how many replies does its thread have?

    3 votes
  5. Comment on What Tildes statistics would you be interested in seeing? in ~tildes

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    Average time between comments and a reply to them being written and thread size vs top comment vote count would be nice.

    Average time between comments and a reply to them being written and thread size vs top comment vote count would be nice.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on Teenage transgender row splits Sweden as dysphoria diagnoses soar by 1,500% – new health report and TV debates highlight backlash against gender reassignment in ~lgbt

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    Brief reply because I'm busy right now (and thus haven't read your linked articles yet), but the methodology of the original "rapid onset gender dysphoria" study is deeply flawed. It was an online...

    Brief reply because I'm busy right now (and thus haven't read your linked articles yet), but the methodology of the original "rapid onset gender dysphoria" study is deeply flawed. It was an online survey among parents — not the actual teens involved or their physicians or psychiatrists, conducted on three websites with rather telling names like 4thwavenow, transgender trend, and youthtranscriticalprofessionals [link to study]. Because of this, the journal asked the author republish her findings, with an extended discussion on possible biases, which the original didn't include. There are some more insightful comments on this ~lgbt post talking about another study evaluating the original study in a similar vein, especially @mftrhu's.

    15 votes
  7. Comment on Germany: court rules sanctions on unemployment benefits unconstitutional in ~finance

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    It's basically the final official layer of the social security net, which by design provides for survival ("existence minimum") and no more, which makes cutting it, as we've seen, arguably...

    It's basically the final official layer of the social security net, which by design provides for survival ("existence minimum") and no more, which makes cutting it, as we've seen, arguably inhumane.
    To receive it, you need to regularly divulge all sorts of personal and financial data and participate in what amounts to job hunt LARPing. So, not quite "universal", I guess.

    8 votes
  8. Comment on Which Tildes Theme are you using? in ~tildes

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    I could ask Kat, who made that demographics thingy originally, if she still has the results lying around (I vaguely remember a spreadsheet), but Deimos can query the database and give us...

    I could ask Kat, who made that demographics thingy originally, if she still has the results lying around (I vaguely remember a spreadsheet), but Deimos can query the database and give us potentially more accurate information since the userbase has grown quite a bit since the first one. I still have the link to the typeform results of the second one, but it 500's currently.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Which Tildes Theme are you using? in ~tildes

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    On Desktop, I use Solarized Light because I really dig the "old bleached newspaper-y" feel @Kuromantis described. :p On mobile, Black because my phone has an AMOLED display. -- @Deimos, could you...

    On Desktop, I use Solarized Light because I really dig the "old bleached newspaper-y" feel @Kuromantis described. :p
    On mobile, Black because my phone has an AMOLED display.

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    @Deimos, could you give us some stats on how the distribution of user default themes is?

    4 votes
  10. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    If you're looking for some inspiration, neo2 (site currently in maintenance mode, it has a lot more information usually) is a German-optimized layout with six layers, and hence a lot of otherwise...

    If you're looking for some inspiration, neo2 (site currently in maintenance mode, it has a lot more information usually) is a German-optimized layout with six layers, and hence a lot of otherwise inaccessible symbols and symbol placement choices that are at the very least much preferable to QWERTZ's. I'm using it to type this right now :)

    4 votes
  11. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    My newest project is a refactored and unified Python port of what used to be a bunch of slightly different Crystal scripts: SeqArtFetch, a near-universal webcomic downloader. I read quite a bit of...

    My newest project is a refactored and unified Python port of what used to be a bunch of slightly different Crystal scripts: SeqArtFetch, a near-universal webcomic downloader.

    I read quite a bit of them and although I follow most using RSS, I really like having the archives available offline, especially with the bad and expensive mobile connections around here. The tool parses an episode's web page, using cssselect to filter for the "next page" link and art image(s), downloads the latter into a folder with a sensible naming scheme and continues on the next page until it hits a selector it recognizes as "last page". It has persistent configuration, so you can interrupt archive downloads and have them continue later, or just download the newest episode without extra commands.

    8 votes
  12. Comment on How does voting work in your country? in ~talk

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    Germany Mandatory voting: No. Voter registration: Automatic, in the county your primary residence is in Required documents for voting: the already mandatory ID or a special document authorizing...

    Germany

    • Mandatory voting: No.
    • Voter registration: Automatic, in the county your primary residence is in
    • Required documents for voting: the already mandatory ID or a special document authorizing you to vote if you aren't in the register because you e.g. moved very recently
    • Ranked choice: No.
    • Minimum age for country leader: President (almost entirely ceremonial), 40; Chancellor (head of Executive), 18
    • System: More electoral-college like, the President is elected by a combination of the federal parliament and an equal amount of representatives of the state parliaments, the chancellor is elected by parliament
    • Significant parties: Six (CDU/CSU [christian democrats], SPD [social democrats], B'90/Grüne [green party], FDP [liberals], Die Linke [leftist party], AfD [far-right populist party])
    • Options for voting: In person and per mail
    • Minimum voting age: Federal minimum age is 18, some states have lower voting ages for their elections
    • Maximum voting age: None.

    Extra info:
    The federal parliament is elected in a pretty odd way: You vote for a "direct candidate" in your district, which gets a seat based on simple majority of votes, and for a party, which directly determines the balance of power in parliament. If a party has more direct representatives than they should have going by their total percentage in the second vote, all other parties get extra seats to accomodate this, if the party has a larger second-vote percentage than they'd get seats with their direct representatives, they get extra seats until the distribution matches the second vote as exactly as possible. This has the side-effect of the parliament having a unknown (and in the last years, ever-increasing) size before the results are in. Also, to receive any seats the party must either have at least three direct representatives or 5% of the second vote.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on قلب: لغة برمجة [alb: a programming language] in ~comp

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    This is a really intriguing project from 2013, exploring how programming languages in non-latin character sets could look like. The fact that this is a Lisp in Arabic makes it plain beautiful to...

    This is a really intriguing project from 2013, exploring how programming languages in non-latin character sets could look like. The fact that this is a Lisp in Arabic makes it plain beautiful to behold, too.

    Really, not being able to grasp anything of what's going on onscreen with more than a logic or programming-syntactic barrier preventing one from making sense of it is a really unique experience for me, and is how I imagine people without knowledge of English experience the innards of most modern programs. Really, really fascinating.

    9 votes
  14. Comment on Website Reader Friendly Fonts? in ~design

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    I'd like to share a recommendation from "Practical Typography": Charter¹, a free serif, somewhat old, but holding up extremely well. I find it comfortable to read even in longer bodies of text and...

    I'd like to share a recommendation from "Practical Typography": Charter¹, a free serif, somewhat old, but holding up extremely well. I find it comfortable to read even in longer bodies of text and use it on my personal website as the main font.


    ¹ Note that that page is not set in Charter but one of Butterick's own fonts.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Apart from the recently-merged and still pending MRs to Tildes, which I've been keeping up to date with master, I built the initial version of Tug of Vote today. It's a poll service and mostly a...

    Apart from the recently-merged and still pending MRs to Tildes, which I've been keeping up to date with master, I built the initial version of Tug of Vote today. It's a poll service and mostly a toy project to experiment with the possibilities of capability URLs.

    8 votes