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  1. Comment on Instant stone (just add water!) in ~humanities

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    Shamelessly stolen from HN today.

    Shamelessly stolen from HN today.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on When will people be able to make their own groups ? in ~tildes

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    I think there's a level of expression and self-determinism that's unique to a site where people are able to create their own communities; but unfortunately from what we've seen, the groups that...

    I think there's a level of expression and self-determinism that's unique to a site where people are able to create their own communities; but unfortunately from what we've seen, the groups that have been popularly requested thus far have for the most part simply not generated enough interest to merit continuing to be around. Some like ~design have fared better.

    I suspect at the current level of activity, we'd just end up with a desert of mostly empty groups created by people who later abandon the site, unfortunately!

    10 votes
  3. Comment on High tide in Venice reaches highest level in over 50 years, causing severe flooding and hundreds of millions of euros in damage in ~enviro

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    I'm quite a big fan of this article too: Italian council is flooded immediately after rejecting measures on climate change, CNN. Cruise ships causing erosion, global emissions causing sea level...

    I'm quite a big fan of this article too:

    Cruise ships causing erosion, global emissions causing sea level rise, corruption. What a disastrous showing of negative externalities no one wants to take responsibility for.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on 1Password has raised $200 million from Accel in ~tech

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    Not to plug anything; but if you're looking for a password manager that doesn't result in a monthly subscription or store data on their own servers, check out EnPass. One off payments for the...

    Not to plug anything; but if you're looking for a password manager that doesn't result in a monthly subscription or store data on their own servers, check out EnPass. One off payments for the mobile & desktop platforms and you're set for good—and you can sync over the cloud of your choice too. As I use iCloud, my data never leaves Apple's servers.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on What Half of iPhone Users Don’t Know About Their Privacy in ~tech

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    I'm struggling to think of a good reason why these IDFA's exist. They severely hamper Apple's credibility when it comes to espousing the benefits of privacy. Ideally, Apple would not only...

    I'm struggling to think of a good reason why these IDFA's exist. They severely hamper Apple's credibility when it comes to espousing the benefits of privacy. Ideally, Apple would not only eliminate this but entirely restrict apps from even including third-party tracking scripts and their ilk at all.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What's a "sore thumb" for you? in ~talk

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    I prefer the use of the typographically correct U+2014 EM DASH to indicate an aside—rather than two U+2010 HYPHEN's :). I also prefer my em-dashes "closed", that is, there is no space between the...

    I prefer the use of the typographically correct U+2014 EM DASH to indicate an aside—rather than two U+2010 HYPHEN's :). I also prefer my em-dashes "closed", that is, there is no space between the two adjacent words and the em-dash. This is consistent with the Chicago Manual of Style, but not with the AP Handbook.

    These are minor pet peeves, not things I genuinely get upset about, by the way. I also admit to massively overusing this character. Often commas or other types of grammatical delineation are just as acceptable and far less pretentious.

    20 votes
  7. Comment on Starlink is a very big deal in ~space

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    An important and very respectful rebuttal can be found in the comments of that article. Honestly, my eyes glazed over at some of his content—there's so many assumptions that seem just...

    An important and very respectful rebuttal can be found in the comments of that article. Honestly, my eyes glazed over at some of his content—there's so many assumptions that seem just cherry-picked out of thin air, that are then carried through to make his final points, that I'm skeptical of many of the claims made here.

    Also, economics is actually only one of many concerns with satellite mega-constellations; I'd argue far more important issues lie with ensuring a well-managed framework is in place for orbital debris, spectrum management, and night sky pollution—these aren't addressed in this article (which is fine, if you're discussing economics, it's out of scope). None of these exist at the moment. It's the wild west up there.

    8 votes
  8. Comment on Who is Rudy Giuliani's friend "Charles"? An accidental text may have outed his identity in ~news

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    This is so fucking bizarro. It's almost like that story of that Instagram influencer/scam artist (mostly interchangeable terms) "Anna Delvey" that The Cut published a piece about last year.

    This is so fucking bizarro. It's almost like that story of that Instagram influencer/scam artist (mostly interchangeable terms) "Anna Delvey" that The Cut published a piece about last year.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on My name causes an issue with any airline travel booking! in ~comp

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    Hopefully not too light-hearted for ~comp, but I really enjoyed reading the detailed answer on the why of the cause of this. Further in-depth info can be found in the Amadeus "Quick" Reference...

    Hopefully not too light-hearted for ~comp, but I really enjoyed reading the detailed answer on the why of the cause of this. Further in-depth info can be found in the Amadeus "Quick" Reference Guide (236 page PDF)

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Does Transparency in Moderation Really Matter?: User Behavior After Content Removal Explanations on Reddit in ~science

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    Very true. It's better to address that the source though—the community ethos should discourage those sorts of posters in the first place, and not provide the charade of appearing to be a first...

    Very true. It's better to address that the source though—the community ethos should discourage those sorts of posters in the first place, and not provide the charade of appearing to be a first amendment-carrying internet property; which is sadly what has happened to Reddit.

    I can't remember the last time I seriously browsed Reddit for anything interesting; if anything, Twitter, Tildes, & HN are my Reddit ingestion sources these days.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong in ~enviro

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    Firefox reader mode works a treat, if you're soft paywalled.

    Firefox reader mode works a treat, if you're soft paywalled.

    6 votes