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  1. Comment on Built a satirical social network (ShlinkedIn)—would love to pick y'alls brains about social media and this project! in ~tech

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    Let people browse without an account. If your site exists to call out the worst practices of sites like linkedin then you ought to avoid adopting the very same practices such as growth hacking.

    Let people browse without an account.

    If your site exists to call out the worst practices of sites like linkedin then you ought to avoid adopting the very same practices such as growth hacking.

    22 votes
  2. Comment on Recommend me a podcast app for android in ~tech

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    I'll second Antennapod

    I'll second Antennapod

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Let's make more MST3K in ~tv

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    The cancellation of MST3k was one of the driving factors for me cancelling Netflix. Not just that they cancelled a show I like but that the reasoning was people watched it one episode per sitting...

    The cancellation of MST3k was one of the driving factors for me cancelling Netflix. Not just that they cancelled a show I like but that the reasoning was people watched it one episode per sitting rather than binge watching as Netflix desired. The fact I was paying them for a service was not their business model, they had to attempt to gamify and manipulate my attention as does a slot machine or other scummy business.

    Using this kickstarter to build an alternative platform based around community rather than exploitation is a great idea and I will be backing them with the money I've saved from cancelling Netflix.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Sony Interactive Entertainment and new esports venture RTS have jointly acquired the Evolution Championship Series (Evo) fighting game tournament in ~games

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    Certainly if that is the choice but it is not clear to me as an outsider that these are the only two options. To give an example of the opposite approach; League of Legends has a extremely tightly...

    Certainly if that is the choice but it is not clear to me as an outsider that these are the only two options.

    To give an example of the opposite approach; League of Legends has a extremely tightly controlled competitive scene where all tournaments and players must be sanctioned by the game developer Riot games.

    Riot games has had scandals regarding the sexism of their leadership and work culture, which have been brushed aside in internal reviews. There have been scandals of sexual exploitation within teams that were plausibly exasperated by the additional power a sanctioned team has over players. The scene being more corporate and professional is by no means a guarantee against the kind of scandals that EVO has faced.

  5. Comment on Sony Interactive Entertainment and new esports venture RTS have jointly acquired the Evolution Championship Series (Evo) fighting game tournament in ~games

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    This is bizarre to me given how proud the fighting game community has always appeared to be about the non professional "home grown" nature of their scene.

    This is bizarre to me given how proud the fighting game community has always appeared to be about the non professional "home grown" nature of their scene.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on I am becoming increasingly frustrated and beating my self up over this damn website. Let's start with something simple. in ~tech

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    SEO is a rabbit hole of diminishing returns and increasing madness that you don't need to stress about when the majority of your traffic is from a subreddit.

    SEO is a rabbit hole of diminishing returns and increasing madness that you don't need to stress about when the majority of your traffic is from a subreddit.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Thoughts on running online communities from the creator of Improbable Island in ~tech

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    Removed at author's inferred request.

    Removed at author's inferred request.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Facebook is a global mafia in ~tech

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    This is a myth so widely believed that it's impact is effectively the same as though it were true.

    This is a myth so widely believed that it's impact is effectively the same as though it were true.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Riff.cc, a torrent website for creative commons and free culture in ~tech

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    To clarify; this is not my website but I do know who operates it. I believe the design is unmodified from the default of Unit3d. I will pass on your feedback though.

    To clarify; this is not my website but I do know who operates it.

    I believe the design is unmodified from the default of Unit3d.
    I will pass on your feedback though.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on How accurate are whois records? in ~tech

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    Well I didn't want to cast aspersions when it could just be bad luck but it was namecheap which is specifically named in that hacker news thread.

    Well I didn't want to cast aspersions when it could just be bad luck but it was namecheap which is specifically named in that hacker news thread.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on How accurate are whois records? in ~tech

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    So does that mean that a registrar could claim that a domain was registered 15 days earlier than it was? To be clear I wasn't avoiding whois, rather spitballing ideas into the registrar's search...

    So does that mean that a registrar could claim that a domain was registered 15 days earlier than it was?

    To be clear I wasn't avoiding whois, rather spitballing ideas into the registrar's search function so that I could see the prices before committing to anything.

    1 vote
  12. How accurate are whois records?

    I attempted to purchase a domain this week without first using whois. The registrar's search function got stuck in an infinite load animation. I then checked the whois to find the domain was...

    I attempted to purchase a domain this week without first using whois. The registrar's search function got stuck in an infinite load animation. I then checked the whois to find the domain was registered about 4 hours prior by a different registrar. Bad luck I guess but I can't help feeling paranoid that this was a domain front run.

    My question is how much leeway is there for a registrar reporting the registration time?

    9 votes
  13. Comment on Facebook will ban Australian users from sharing or viewing news in ~tech

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    well I have been owned How optimistic I am about the consequences remains to be seen

    well I have been owned

    How optimistic I am about the consequences remains to be seen

    9 votes
  14. Comment on Riff.cc, a torrent website for creative commons and free culture in ~tech

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    I asked this question on matrix a while ago I think the goal is just to encourage seeding and the kind of a culture of consistent quality, tagging and such that is sometimes achieved by private sites.

    I asked this question on matrix a while ago

    what is the value add over just using a public torrent site or peertube?

    massive, massive speed improvements vs those.
    better UX
    better metadata
    and it actually pays artists, hopefully.

    I think the goal is just to encourage seeding and the kind of a culture of consistent quality, tagging and such that is sometimes achieved by private sites.

    6 votes
  15. Riff.cc, a torrent website for creative commons and free culture

    Riff.cc is a private tracker torrent site that is completely focused on works distributed with creative commons, public domain, gpl or other free culture licenses. It has some plans to allow...

    Riff.cc is a private tracker torrent site that is completely focused on works distributed with creative commons, public domain, gpl or other free culture licenses.
    It has some plans to allow tipping creators and seeders using digital currency.

    You can use this invite to signup (I believe there is a limit of 90 people who can use it).

    https://u.riff.cc/register/fb4dc3bf-af81-43f4-94fb-5afc6b24b159

    17 votes
  16. Comment on Mozilla VPN desktop client now available on Linux in ~tech

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    I don't have access to mozilla vpn atm as it's not available in Australia but I would check their documentation to see if you can connect directly using wireguard instead of their client.

    I don't have access to mozilla vpn atm as it's not available in Australia but I would check their documentation to see if you can connect directly using wireguard instead of their client.

    2 votes