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  1. Comment on The iPhone franchise in ~tech

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    Statistically speaking, no one cares about the notch (at least not on the iPhone). The article points out the notch, but the point is that the XR has the same "edge-to-edge" display as the iPhone...

    Statistically speaking, no one cares about the notch (at least not on the iPhone). The article points out the notch, but the point is that the XR has the same "edge-to-edge" display as the iPhone X. That's what people want, and they're willing to deal with the notch to get it. The main notch issue is Android phones adding it, but forgetting that the entire point of it was so that the screen would be edge-to-edge; Android phones with notches still ship with large chins, which means that not only do you get an unsightly notch, but you don't even get an edge-to-edge display in return.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on Apple Event Megathread: impressions, reactions, etc in ~tech

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    They have iPhones from $349 now. Sure, they might have priced you out of the new models, but you can still get new-as-in-never-used iPhones.

    They have iPhones from $349 now. Sure, they might have priced you out of the new models, but you can still get new-as-in-never-used iPhones.

    8 votes
  3. Comment on Do small capacity, fast flash drives even exist? in ~tech

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    Yeah, I'm super bummed SanDisk discontinued the CZ80 and replaced it with the inferior Extreme Go. It's crazy that the best 64GB flash drive was made five years ago and that no one since has...

    Yeah, I'm super bummed SanDisk discontinued the CZ80 and replaced it with the inferior Extreme Go. It's crazy that the best 64GB flash drive was made five years ago and that no one since has managed to make a comparable flash drive.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Do small capacity, fast flash drives even exist? in ~tech

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    Yeah, only the 64GB model had the really good performance numbers.

    Yeah, only the 64GB model had the really good performance numbers.

  5. Comment on Do small capacity, fast flash drives even exist? in ~tech

  6. Comment on Do small capacity, fast flash drives even exist? in ~tech

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    It's more about physically moving files between machines. With gigabit ethernet I can transfer files pretty quiclky, so I'm looking for a flash drive that can write files and read them back in...

    It's more about physically moving files between machines. With gigabit ethernet I can transfer files pretty quiclky, so I'm looking for a flash drive that can write files and read them back in less time than it'd take to just transfer the files over the network.

  7. Comment on Do small capacity, fast flash drives even exist? in ~tech

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    Ha, yeah those aren't going to cut it. Blackmagic is putting them at about 5.7 MB/s, which is about 20x slower than a 5400rpm hard drive.

    Ha, yeah those aren't going to cut it. Blackmagic is putting them at about 5.7 MB/s, which is about 20x slower than a 5400rpm hard drive.

  8. Comment on Do small capacity, fast flash drives even exist? in ~tech

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    The flash drive form factor is pretty important for my use case. I have larger form factor drives that are quite fast, but I'd rather something smaller to be able to carry around more easily.

    The flash drive form factor is pretty important for my use case. I have larger form factor drives that are quite fast, but I'd rather something smaller to be able to carry around more easily.

  9. Comment on Do small capacity, fast flash drives even exist? in ~tech

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    I primarily want them for moving files quickly between machines and for running LiveUSB installs of Linux for quick troubleshooting.

    I primarily want them for moving files quickly between machines and for running LiveUSB installs of Linux for quick troubleshooting.

  10. Do small capacity, fast flash drives even exist?

    I've been trying to find a small capacity (64GB or less) flash drive with decent read and write speeds, but haven't been able to find anything. I'm looking for something in the 200-300 MB/s...

    I've been trying to find a small capacity (64GB or less) flash drive with decent read and write speeds, but haven't been able to find anything. I'm looking for something in the 200-300 MB/s read/write range, but I can't seem to find anything that reliably breaks the 100 MB/s mark even in larger capacities. The SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB seems to have adequate performance, but at $65 is a bit out of my price range since I'd like to purchase a handful of drives.

    Does anyone know of any other smaller flash drives with SSD-level performance?

    10 votes
  11. Comment on Kalashnikov takes on Tesla with retro-look electric 'supercar' in ~tech

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    I love seeing more and more electric cars, but I really wish there was a competitor to Tesla's Supercharger network. Tesla's cars are awesome, but the charging network is the real selling point....

    I love seeing more and more electric cars, but I really wish there was a competitor to Tesla's Supercharger network. Tesla's cars are awesome, but the charging network is the real selling point. I'm sure any of the big car manufacturers could design a superior electric car, but as of now none of them could move them at the volume Tesla can because you can't reliably charge the damn things.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on For any given product, why is the iOS client often the best client? in ~comp

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    I think it mostly comes down to how new iOS is. The entire UI layer is basically at most 11 years old, compared to Windows which still has shit from Windows 95. Android would be right up there...

    I think it mostly comes down to how new iOS is. The entire UI layer is basically at most 11 years old, compared to Windows which still has shit from Windows 95. Android would be right up there with iOS if it wasn't for the wide array of different devices it runs on. iOS also has the benefit of an incredible amount of optimization for the hardware. The iPad has a 120 Hz native refresh rate for goodness' sake!

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Should Democrats have saved their filibuster for the new court fight? in ~news

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    No. If the Republicans didn't change the rules then, they sure as hell would have changed them now.

    No.

    If the Republicans didn't change the rules then, they sure as hell would have changed them now.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I'm really digging Years & Years' sophomore album Palo Santo.

    I'm really digging Years & Years' sophomore album Palo Santo.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - allowing users to post anonymously? in ~tildes.official

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    This is pretty off-topic, but I just want to say that I think that fear is a feature, not a bug. If you're not confident enough to put your reputation on the line for someone, I don't think you...

    This is pretty off-topic, but I just want to say that I think that fear is a feature, not a bug. If you're not confident enough to put your reputation on the line for someone, I don't think you should invite them because that fear is based on doubts that the user would abide by the rules. I'd much rather people invite those they trust to follow the rules.

    21 votes
  16. Comment on Department of Homeland Security publishes memo with several Nazi/white supremacist dogwhistles in ~misc

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    That's the hope! These symbols are internal symbols used by white supremacists, not things that are common knowledge to a layperson. That's why I provided the additional context.

    I imagine most people in this thread are fairly unfamiliar with Nazi symbols.

    That's the hope! These symbols are internal symbols used by white supremacists, not things that are common knowledge to a layperson. That's why I provided the additional context.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Department of Homeland Security publishes memo with several Nazi/white supremacist dogwhistles in ~misc

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    I agree that "We must secure" by itself isn't enough to be concerned. It's the fact the headline, not a random sentence, both begins with "We must secure" and is fourteen words long. The length is...

    I agree that "We must secure" by itself isn't enough to be concerned. It's the fact the headline, not a random sentence, both begins with "We must secure" and is fourteen words long. The length is significant not because the original phrase was also fourteen words long, but because "fourteen words" is a prominently used Nazi symbol.

    The chances of innocently using "We must secure" is relatively high. The chances of innocently using "We must secure" in a fourteen word headline is exponentially lower. The chances of innocently using "We must secure" at the beginning of a fourteen word headline about immigration from an administration explicitly supported by white supremacists is so astronomically low as to be borderline impossible.

    7 votes
  18. Comment on Department of Homeland Security publishes memo with several Nazi/white supremacist dogwhistles in ~misc

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    Sure, and I sort of say that in the last sentence, but there's no denying that the headline is a direct mimic of 14 Words. both the first three words ("We must secure") and the fact it's exactly...

    Sure, and I sort of say that in the last sentence, but there's no denying that the headline is a direct mimic of 14 Words. both the first three words ("We must secure") and the fact it's exactly fourteen words is too much of a similarity to be accidental.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Department of Homeland Security publishes memo with several Nazi/white supremacist dogwhistles in ~misc

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    The first dogwhistle is the fourteen-word headline beginning with "We must secure", a reference to what the Anti-Defamation League calls "the most popular white supremacist slogan in the world":...

    The first dogwhistle is the fourteen-word headline beginning with "We must secure", a reference to what the Anti-Defamation League calls "the most popular white supremacist slogan in the world":

    We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.

    The second is the fact the memo contains fourteen points (that is, if you count the random bolded paragraph as a point), another reference to 14 Words.

    Finally, the second to last point contains a seemingly random statistic: "On average, out of 88 claims that pass the credible fear screening, fewer than 13 will ultimately result in a grant of asylum.". The number 88 is white supremacist slang for "Heil Hitler". Furthermore, it's incredibly weird to phrase it as "out of 88 claims" as opposed to something like "out of every 100 claims".

    Is anyone else extremely creeped out by this? I mean, the fourteen points and 88 could probably be passed off as coincidence, but the fact the headline is exactly fourteen words beginning with "We must secure" is the biggest nazi dogwhistle I've ever seen.

    19 votes