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  1. Comment on Supreme Court Justice Kennedy is retiring in ~news

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    To be fair to @Mumberthrax, a lot of what he is saying is essentially the mainline view of one of America's two major political parties.

    To be fair to @Mumberthrax, a lot of what he is saying is essentially the mainline view of one of America's two major political parties.

    8 votes
  2. Comment on Supreme Court Justice Kennedy is retiring in ~news

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    Speaking out is violence.

    Speaking out is violence.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Which domain registrar has the best pricing / services? in ~comp

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    I forgot how ccTLDs worked πŸ™ƒ

    I forgot how ccTLDs worked πŸ™ƒ

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Which domain registrar has the best pricing / services? in ~comp

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    I've been using Google to register my one domain. They're not the cheapest, but they're not expensive either, and they throw in whois anonymization and some other goodies. No clue about how they...

    I've been using Google to register my one domain. They're not the cheapest, but they're not expensive either, and they throw in whois anonymization and some other goodies. No clue about how they work with weird TLDs.

    EDIT: Ignore that last sentence; I'm dumb.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on ~Random acts of Steam Sale in ~games

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    I have a few hundred hours on CK2 already! It's quite fun. (Slightly unrelated, but to anyone reading this, check out this LP of the game.)

    I have a few hundred hours on CK2 already! It's quite fun. (Slightly unrelated, but to anyone reading this, check out this LP of the game.)

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Grimes - World Princess part II in ~music

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    I've been listening to Grimes tracks on Spotify recently. Turns out she makes good music!

    I've been listening to Grimes tracks on Spotify recently. Turns out she makes good music!

    2 votes
  7. Comment on ~Random acts of Steam Sale in ~games

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    This has nothing to do with the steam sale, but I have a random copy of Crusader Kings 2 that's been sitting in my steam inventory forever, so if someone wants it...

    This has nothing to do with the steam sale, but I have a random copy of Crusader Kings 2 that's been sitting in my steam inventory forever, so if someone wants it...

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What anime are you looking forward to this season? (Summer 2018) in ~tv

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    Hoshi no Samidare (aka Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer), Spirit Circle, and some other stuff.

    Hoshi no Samidare (aka Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer), Spirit Circle, and some other stuff.

  9. Comment on What anime are you looking forward to this season? (Summer 2018) in ~tv

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    Planet With: It's written by Satoshi Mizukami, what else is there to say. Grand Blue: Everyone's favorite drinking DIVING manga is getting animated!

    Planet With: It's written by Satoshi Mizukami, what else is there to say.

    Grand Blue: Everyone's favorite drinking DIVING manga is getting animated!

    3 votes
  10. Comment on IBM shows off Project Debater, an AI designed to make coherent arguments in ~tech

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    So you're saying it's the perfect student simulator?

    It's not really making anything, it's just highly advanced copy-pasting of existing recorded arguments without any actual understanding of the content beyond perhaps matching key words.

    So you're saying it's the perfect student simulator?

    4 votes
  11. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~comp

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    That's almost all I ever use. I've never felt the need to look for an alternative.

    That's almost all I ever use. I've never felt the need to look for an alternative.

  12. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - the importance of content in ~tildes.official

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    I pretty much agree with everything you posted. I'm not sure how necessary or useful a bot would be though.

    I pretty much agree with everything you posted. I'm not sure how necessary or useful a bot would be though.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Are any of your political or social views exhausting to defend? in ~talk

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    It's frustrating to argue for something when it seems like there's a ton of evidence on your side but people disagree with you regardless.

    It's frustrating to argue for something when it seems like there's a ton of evidence on your side but people disagree with you regardless.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Suggestion: Make tildes completely text-based? in ~tildes

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    How slowly is the site loading? If you're in the continental US, I don't think you should have more than around a 100ms ping to the tildes server.

    How slowly is the site loading? If you're in the continental US, I don't think you should have more than around a 100ms ping to the tildes server.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Are any of your political or social views exhausting to defend? in ~talk

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    Venture Scouts starts 3 years later than Boy Scouts does. In my experience kids became a lot less engaged with the troop around junior to senior year of high school, so the age range of Venture...

    Venture Scouts starts 3 years later than Boy Scouts does. In my experience kids became a lot less engaged with the troop around junior to senior year of high school, so the age range of Venture Scouts is a bit awkward for forming large groups. Iirc, the plan is to have separate troops for girls, not co-ed troops. Our troop's backpacking trips sometimes ended up co-ed, as some troop leaders' daughters would come, I think nominally as part of a closely associating Venture Crew.

    Ultimately I don't think this is going to change scouting that much. They might end up more progressive as an organization because the mormons dropped out though.

  16. Comment on What's your favourite emoji? in ~talk

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    I tend to use πŸ˜‘ a lot. The 🌚 and 🌝 are hilarious to me. EπŸ…±οΈIT: Damn how could I forget the πŸ…±οΈ emoji. Though I guess I don't like it for its own sake, but rather because of my warped sense of humor.

    I tend to use πŸ˜‘ a lot.

    The 🌚 and 🌝 are hilarious to me.

    EπŸ…±οΈIT: Damn how could I forget the πŸ…±οΈ emoji. Though I guess I don't like it for its own sake, but rather because of my warped sense of humor.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Does/Could Tildes make an effort to recruit minority voices? in ~tildes

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    To the people posting in this topic: Some of you seem to be equating "diversity" with "left wing echo chamber." I know the people who are big on diversity and inclusiveness are usually left wing,...

    To the people posting in this topic:

    Some of you seem to be equating "diversity" with "left wing echo chamber." I know the people who are big on diversity and inclusiveness are usually left wing, but just because you associate those two things together doesn't mean one implies the other. I'm part of some subreddits that some of you might call left wing echo chambers that are also whiter and maler than the standard reddit demographics. And, as far as I know, there's no gender or race or class or sexuality that isn't ideologically diverse.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on Does/Could Tildes make an effort to recruit minority voices? in ~tildes

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    Ultimately on any online discussion board there're going to be topics you're interested in and not interested in. Personally, I find commenting on someone's topic just to argue about whether or...

    No, what I was saying was that LGBT stuff should go into LGBT, because I'm not interested in LGBT stuff every day.

    Ultimately on any online discussion board there're going to be topics you're interested in and not interested in. Personally, I find commenting on someone's topic just to argue about whether or not it should exist to be rude and off topic. Additionally, when you say something like "I don't want to see topics about X group of people and you shouldn't post about X group," it's hard not to interpret that as "I think X group of people should keep to themselves and not bother me."

    What "tactic" would you prefer next time there's a thread that doesn't belong in a certain category?

    You can report it to @Deimos, since he has the power to move topics between groups. Other than that ignore it and move on. If you must discuss it publicly, make a new topic in ~tildes.

    7 votes
  19. Comment on Suggestion: When unsubscribing to a group have an optional "Reason for leaving" field. For example: If a large percentage unsubscribe for 'toxicity' that's valuble information. in ~tildes

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    You can always message @Deimos or any mods he appoints in the future about issues you see with certain groups, topics, or comments. Or, if you want your complaint to be public, post a topic on...

    You can always message @Deimos or any mods he appoints in the future about issues you see with certain groups, topics, or comments.

    Or, if you want your complaint to be public, post a topic on ~tildes about it.

    5 votes