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  1. Comment on Meet the anti-woke left: ‘Dirtbag’ leftists Amber A’Lee Frost and Anna Khachiyan on populism, feminism and cancel culture. in ~news

    edward (edited ) Link Parent
    What? Who is out there saying they are being persecuted in a way that they wouldn't be if they were just bi? The difference between pan and bi isn't exactly set in stone, but the one I've seen...

    pansexuality is bisexuality for people with a persecution complex

    What? Who is out there saying they are being persecuted in a way that they wouldn't be if they were just bi?

    The difference between pan and bi isn't exactly set in stone, but the one I've seen most is whether or not gender has any role in your attraction: pan - gender doesn't matter at all, bi - attracted to all genders, but gender still plays a role.

    Other possible distinctions are about whether you are attracted to nb/genderqueer, or even if you are attracted to trans people. But both of those (distinctions for pan vs bi) are generally rejected by bi people.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Firefox bug: All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert in ~tech

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    It's literally listed under "Firefox Data Collection and Use". Anyone who knows what they are doing would have everything in that section turned off, especially after the Mr. Robot thing.

    It's literally listed under "Firefox Data Collection and Use". Anyone who knows what they are doing would have everything in that section turned off, especially after the Mr. Robot thing.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Firefox bug: All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert in ~tech

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    Good thing they got people to disable studies with their Mr. Robot stunt. I have to turn on a tracker in order to get my tracker-blocking extensions to work...

    Good thing they got people to disable studies with their Mr. Robot stunt.

    I have to turn on a tracker in order to get my tracker-blocking extensions to work...

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Ignore The Poway Synagogue Shooter’s Manifesto: Pay Attention To 8chan’s /pol/ Board in ~news

  5. Comment on Suggestion for users: avoiding excessive use of acronyms in ~tildes

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    That's why I said the abbr tag should be supported, obviously the link solution is a little hacky and unintuitive for readers. On the other hand the abbr tag has default styling that tells you...

    That's why I said the abbr tag should be supported, obviously the link solution is a little hacky and unintuitive for readers. On the other hand the abbr tag has default styling that tells you there is hover text (dotted underline).

    As for mobile, it's kind of annoying that it doesn't support the abbr tag (or I guess title text in general). This article proposes a bit of a hacky solution (adding the title text in parentheses as ::after content).

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Suggestion for users: avoiding excessive use of acronyms in ~tildes

    edward (edited ) Link
    You can use a link to nowhere to provide the meanings of acronyms on hover. [IMHO](# "In my honest opinion") Becomes IMHO, which doesn't go anywhere*, but shows the provided text when you hover...

    You can use a link to nowhere to provide the meanings of acronyms on hover.

    [IMHO](# "In my honest opinion")
    

    Becomes IMHO, which doesn't go anywhere*, but shows the provided text when you hover over it.

    *Edit: it scrolls to the top of the page, but you can get the id of your comment after posting it and change the # to that, so #comment-3197 for this comment

    @Deimos, it would be nice to have some support for the abbr tag, either by converting that specific formatting (an empty link) to it or by adding it to the supported "HTML-exclusive formatting" tags.

    12 votes
  7. Comment on Emoji keep getting more inclusive. So why is there no trans pride flag? in ~lgbt

    edward Link Parent
    How is removing gender options more inclusive though? Unicode now has modifiers for male, female, and gender neutral, whereas this only has gender neutral. Overall this seems mainly focused on...

    How is removing gender options more inclusive though? Unicode now has modifiers for male, female, and gender neutral, whereas this only has gender neutral.

    Overall this seems mainly focused on furries, which means it has a rather limited target audience, and is likely to turn off anyone not in that audience.

    13 votes
  8. Comment on Megathread: April Fools' Day 2019 on the internet in ~misc

  9. Comment on The "Disney Vault" is open - Disney’s new streaming service will include "the entire Disney motion picture library" in ~movies

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    VRV

    Wonder how long it will take to get some of the smaller ones to start bundling together to compete with the big boys

    VRV

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Colorado governor will sign bill aimed at bypassing Electoral College in ~news

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    Wikipedia has a list of states currently considering it. Notably it's passed the New Mexico House, and is currently in committee in the Democrat controlled Senate. With a Democratic Governor...

    Wikipedia has a list of states currently considering it. Notably it's passed the New Mexico House, and is currently in committee in the Democrat controlled Senate. With a Democratic Governor there's a pretty good chance it gets passed there as well.

    Other Democrat trifecta states it's being considered in are Maine, Nevada, and Oregon. If all 5 states pass it, it will be at 203 electoral votes, but it will probably stall there as there are no more Democrat trifectas to pass it.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Venezuela aid: Genuine help or Trojan horse? in ~news

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    So why aren't we considering Brazil's election illegitimate? The right-wing government jailed a well known opponent (Lula) which led to a fascist getting elected. That's arguably a bigger problem...

    So why aren't we considering Brazil's election illegitimate? The right-wing government jailed a well known opponent (Lula) which led to a fascist getting elected.

    That's arguably a bigger problem internationally because more people are directly affected, plus the Amazon rainforest is in danger as a result of the election.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Open-Source, Free Games in ~games

  13. Comment on Venezuela aid: Genuine help or Trojan horse? in ~news

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    That's a jump. Boycotted election does not equal illegitimate election. The opposition specifically asked the UN to not send election observers, why would they do that if they thought the election...

    He then proceeded to jail many of his opponents prior to the 2018 presidential election, resulting in the opposition boycotting the vote, giving Maduro an overwhelming victory. Since Maduro was illegitimate due to the improperly-conducted elections

    That's a jump. Boycotted election does not equal illegitimate election. The opposition specifically asked the UN to not send election observers, why would they do that if they thought the election would be illegitimate?

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Venezuela aid: Genuine help or Trojan horse? in ~news

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    That's exactly what I mean, although I was thinking mainly about the weapons that are usually included with said "aid". You raise a good point about its affect on local agriculture.

    That's exactly what I mean, although I was thinking mainly about the weapons that are usually included with said "aid". You raise a good point about its affect on local agriculture.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Venezuelan soldiers set fire to aid convoys at Colombia border as two protesters killed in clashes in ~news

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    ...if you believe the first-world Western media who are in support of regime change. Venezuelan state media teleSUR claims it was right-wing opposition who burned their own trucks as a false flag....

    ...if you believe the first-world Western media who are in support of regime change.

    Venezuelan state media teleSUR claims it was right-wing opposition who burned their own trucks as a false flag.

    Both sides have their own interests and reasons for lying, and one side is lying, but we really don't have any way of knowing which it is.

    Either way, this is just another event ramping up to a conflict that will lead to the deaths of thousands of innocent Venezuelans, and quite possibly end with an even worse, right-wing government in charge. At best, another classic Latin American coup; at worst, Trump's Iraq.

    7 votes
  16. Comment on Venezuela aid: Genuine help or Trojan horse? in ~news

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    When Russia sends "aid" to Ukrainian border regions, we rightly call it out as bullshit. This should be no different.

    When Russia sends "aid" to Ukrainian border regions, we rightly call it out as bullshit. This should be no different.

    9 votes
  17. Comment on A Case For Why Labels Should Be Removed in ~tildes

    edward Link Parent
    I believe those are from before labels were added.

    I believe those are from before labels were added.

    12 votes
  18. Comment on Chuck E. Cheese’s Swears It Does Not Sell Pizzas Made Of Leftover Slices in ~food

    edward Link Parent
    Weird, I get that if I open it in a new tab, but not if I open it in the same tab as Tildes.

    Weird, I get that if I open it in a new tab, but not if I open it in the same tab as Tildes.

  19. Comment on Reddit raises $300 million at $3 billion valuation - interview with Steve Huffman in ~tech

    edward Link Parent
    Honestly, why shouldn't modlogs be public? I'm ok with moderation and "censorship", but it would be nice to have transparency. Similarly, AutoMod scripts should be public.

    Honestly, why shouldn't modlogs be public? I'm ok with moderation and "censorship", but it would be nice to have transparency.

    Similarly, AutoMod scripts should be public.

    14 votes
  20. Comment on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline in ~enviro

    edward Link Parent
    All that is stuff we should have been working since the original New Deal. At this point it's catch up time.

    All that is stuff we should have been working since the original New Deal. At this point it's catch up time.

    8 votes