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  1. Comment on Many people here believe that social media can't be both large and have good discussion because the human brain isn't made to interact with large numbers of people. What do you think of this? in ~talk

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    I feel like tying your social presence on the internet to your name, even if you don't have any socially questionable opinions, is a mistake. Leaving that stuff connected to your name is just...

    I feel like tying your social presence on the internet to your name, even if you don't have any socially questionable opinions, is a mistake. Leaving that stuff connected to your name is just leaving data on a silver platter for all the varied hostile entities that gather online.
    Making websites pay to use on the other hand, that could definitely be used to make discourse better quality. Though that would still have the problem of moderation at scale.

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  2. Comment on What's something that's a "really big deal" that has fallen out of public awareness and discourse? in ~talk

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    Privacy on the internet. I still remember when advice for the use of internet was never reveal your real name. Nowadays all the data about us is catalogued and analyzed. The data giants have such...

    Privacy on the internet. I still remember when advice for the use of internet was never reveal your real name. Nowadays all the data about us is catalogued and analyzed. The data giants have such a huge amount of data and they are more and more able to use it effectively. I worry about the influence they wield by exploiting that data.

    8 votes
  3. Comment on Cyberpunk 2077 release date delayed to November 19, 2020 (from Sept. 17) in ~games

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    Well obviously it is PR speak, but if CDPR is gonna make a business out of treating the customer right, why would I complain. It wouldn't work for many other game publishers too, it only works for...

    Well obviously it is PR speak, but if CDPR is gonna make a business out of treating the customer right, why would I complain. It wouldn't work for many other game publishers too, it only works for CDPR, because they earned their reputation the hard way.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Facebook removes Trump ads with symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners in ~tech

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    It's really scary idea, that the president of USA apparently thinks this kind of ad not only will not hurt his chances for reelection, but apparently believes that is the best way to ensure it. I...

    It's really scary idea, that the president of USA apparently thinks this kind of ad not only will not hurt his chances for reelection, but apparently believes that is the best way to ensure it. I like to believe that here in Europe it would be instant political suicide, but maybe I am just being naive and we're hurtling towards fascism everywhere.

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  5. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~humanities

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    Mostly it comes down to whether we want to expend energy and work updating all the code that will now need to be updated to work with the new terminology. The change will not fix racism, it will...

    Mostly it comes down to whether we want to expend energy and work updating all the code that will now need to be updated to work with the new terminology. The change will not fix racism, it will not fix low representation of minorities in coding professions. It is purely feel good gesture that accomplishes nothing.

    8 votes
  6. Comment on Anti-vaxers are not evil in ~health

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    It's mostly just the ones profiting off it, that are evil. But ultimately it is not that important what motivations they have. If your kid dies because people in his school weren't vaccinated and...

    It's mostly just the ones profiting off it, that are evil. But ultimately it is not that important what motivations they have. If your kid dies because people in his school weren't vaccinated and infected him, it is small comfort to know that their parents were merely ignorant instead of actively malicious.

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