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  1. Comment on The Results of the Actual Unofficial 2020 Tildes Census in ~tildes

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    @Deimos, next year can we have a banner or link in the top of the site or sidebar to draw attention and get more responses on a census? I nearly missed it this year and I imagine quite a few did.

    @Deimos, next year can we have a banner or link in the top of the site or sidebar to draw attention and get more responses on a census? I nearly missed it this year and I imagine quite a few did.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on The Results of the Actual Unofficial 2020 Tildes Census in ~tildes

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    As the only person who wrote 'Technocrat' as their political affiliation, I would love to find out who the person is that defines themselves as 'eu technocracy' and maybe we can get a virtual...

    As the only person who wrote 'Technocrat' as their political affiliation, I would love to find out who the person is that defines themselves as 'eu technocracy' and maybe we can get a virtual drink and chat!

    If you're out there reading this fellow technocrat, may we meet on the technate in the sky or online .

    Also: Big thanks to @Grzmot for this year's census! Hoping this time next year we can have some major growth (especially in the gender spectrum, god damn that is depressing).

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Let's talk about taking notes in ~talk

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    But there is a high chance that you can either run an emulator running Win7/10/11/12 and run a program with relative ease in fifty years. The fact it's industry standard used to process nearly...

    But there is a high chance that you can either run an emulator running Win7/10/11/12 and run a program with relative ease in fifty years.

    The fact it's industry standard used to process nearly every document in current existence will ensure a lifespan of backwards compatibility on future OS and environments.

    You don't have that same assurance on other note taking software that doesn't hold more than 10% of the market share of today, is proprietary, and doesn't set the standard for any future document processors.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Let's talk about taking notes in ~talk

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    I dislike Workflowy quite a bit actually. The tool is featureless in most cases, and I hate the centralization factor. Word handles multiple forms of bulletpoints, notes, styling, macros,...

    I dislike Workflowy quite a bit actually.

    The tool is featureless in most cases, and I hate the centralization factor. Word handles multiple forms of bulletpoints, notes, styling, macros, hyperlinks, file (image, video, etc) uploads, and a tonne more far better. Every set of notes will be different in style and substance depending on the cases.

    I think people tend to forget how insanely great Word is and how practical and useful it is, but the fact that you can write something in Word now and know it will be able to work in 50 years is absolutely fantastic. Workflowy is likely useful to others who have added it to their work flow (lol) but I think people generally ignore the power of word processors.

    7 votes
  5. Comment on Let's talk about taking notes in ~talk

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    I write notes, constantly. I write notes on music I listen to, books I read, videos on YouTube, articles, and things that happen in my day to day. I treat my journals as a second brain and I end...

    I write notes, constantly.

    I write notes on music I listen to, books I read, videos on YouTube, articles, and things that happen in my day to day. I treat my journals as a second brain and I end up writing about 3-10 pages of notes every day.

    I can't write by hand, but I do take them all in Word, and I create a new folder every month (ex. 09 2020) and place all my notes, documents, and various other forms in there. I also have a few 'Ongoing' folders that hold my notes on books, location research, general ideas, and a few other things.

    Another suggestion is to use bulletpoints, by far the best method of writing notes I have ever found. Easy to read through, write, sort, and create hierarchies.

    This adds tremendous value to my life, I feel my memory is a little bit better off, I can quickly find references and ideas from a mass amount of different sources, and it has just made life a little bit easier to deal with by offloading my thoughts and backing them up to somewhere else.

    Memories fade, knowledge dies, but the written word may be eternal.

    12 votes
  6. Comment on Wikipedia is an MMORPG in ~games

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    This is the best thing I've read in a long time.

    This is the best thing I've read in a long time.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on In Georgia’s chaotic primary, as many as 1,000 voters may have cast ballots by mail and in person, secretary of state says in ~news

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    The election system is incredibly complex and secure, the fact that they can discover 1000 cases is actually a testament to the system. The system isn't made to discover issues at the time of...

    The election system is incredibly complex and secure, the fact that they can discover 1000 cases is actually a testament to the system.

    The system isn't made to discover issues at the time of abuse, it's to discover them en masse carefully and directly. It's up to the people to abide by laws and election rules, and not the fault of the election system that discovers them.

    We have very little election fraud in any major election because the system has multiples of safe guards for verification and process that have worked increasingly well.

    13 votes
  8. Comment on Iran’s secular shift: New survey reveals huge changes in religious beliefs in ~humanities

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    Over 40% are atheistic, agnostic, humanist, or 'none'.

    In contrast with state propaganda that portrays Iran as a Shia nation, only 32% explicitly identified as such, while 5% said they were Sunni Muslim and 3% Sufi Muslim. Another 9% said they were atheists, along with 7% who prefer the label of spirituality. Among the other selected religions, 8% said they were Zoroastrians – which we interpret as a reflection of Persian nationalism and a desire for an alternative to Islam, rather than strict adherence to the Zoroastrian faith – while 1.5% said they were Christian

    Over 40% are atheistic, agnostic, humanist, or 'none'.

    9 votes
  9. Comment on Dune - Official trailer in ~movies

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    I would argue that BR2049 did phenomenally well, I remember an interview from an executive from before the movie was out where they said that their goal was to break even or even just below it....

    I would argue that BR2049 did phenomenally well, I remember an interview from an executive from before the movie was out where they said that their goal was to break even or even just below it.

    They made a profit ($150-180m Budget, with $110M as net revenue - total of $260M box office), and they will continue to make profits with the new anime coming out, the books, the comics, and the general merchandise that continues to sell.

    I have high hopes for this because Villeneuve hasn't proven me wrong, and BR2049 is evidence that he can't make a flop even when it's anticipated.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on S3RL Absolutely Presents... (Happy Hardcore Mix) in ~music

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    Great, now I will have Pika Girl stuck in my head for the foreseeable future (not an entirely unfortunate thing, but still). edit: yeah, nsfw is def required here.

    Great, now I will have Pika Girl stuck in my head for the foreseeable future (not an entirely unfortunate thing, but still). edit: yeah, nsfw is def required here.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on My startup (Buderflys) has made it to the semi-finals of Denver Startup week. Any chance you would vote for us? in ~misc

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    Voted, always happy and open to help out other community members (especially with their companies!)

    Voted, always happy and open to help out other community members (especially with their companies!)

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Auto industry TV ads claim right-to-repair laws would benefit "sexual predators" in ~tech

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    Seriously? Fuck these guys. I would say that nicer, but this is pure fear mongering to a tee.

    Seriously? Fuck these guys.

    I would say that nicer, but this is pure fear mongering to a tee.

    22 votes
  13. Comment on Winamp in 2020 (Webamp Electron App) in ~tech

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    Friendly reminder that winamp is still getting updates, and is a solid application (and supports themes and mods still). I use it on occasion to watch my favourite local file tunes in all that...

    Friendly reminder that winamp is still getting updates, and is a solid application (and supports themes and mods still). I use it on occasion to watch my favourite local file tunes in all that sweet spiral visualizer goodness.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Reddit announces "power-ups", their plan to have individual subreddits unlock features through members paying for a monthly subscription in ~tech

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    Reddit Public Access Network. Think of it as a television set with hundreds of channels all from users livestreaming the content with a limited time of being featured, if enough people like it...

    Reddit Public Access Network.

    Think of it as a television set with hundreds of channels all from users livestreaming the content with a limited time of being featured, if enough people like it they will get additional time being at the front of the channel. That's it, thats the best way I can describe it. You kind of have to experience it and use the arrow buttons on the side to flip through the channels.

    https://www.reddit.com/rpan/

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Svelte & Capacitor - Build hybrid mobile apps with livereloading and access to device APIs in ~comp

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    Apologies, if this isn't appropriate, but figured this would help someone else and considering web & app development is mostly a hobby for me (I build and run a small robotics company, so hardware...

    Apologies, if this isn't appropriate, but figured this would help someone else and considering web & app development is mostly a hobby for me (I build and run a small robotics company, so hardware is my passion), figured this belonged here.

    I built this quick template to build mobile apps using Svelte with near complete access to mobile device APIs (bluetooth, camera, sensors, touch, &c) with great performance. While you could spin this up yourself, this has live reloading built in (develop on your computer, see the changes instantly on your phone). I also included a bunch of development & production build commands.

    tl;dr: Use HTML/CSS/JS to build Android/iOS/Electron apps with near native performance and access to all the same device APIs. One code, all devices, and with instant live reloading (no need to compile on every change).

    It's helped me, figured it may be a good starting points for others.

    3 votes