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  1. Comment on Tumblr to begin selling user content to AI generative service companies, opt-out will be per blog in ~tech

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    Well of course one isn't a fan of it. I totally get that, and of course we always prefer opt-in and upfront choices. But this doesn't seem to be anything that materially changes the platform in...

    I am personally not a fan of a platform relying on mining user content from the past fifteen years to aide other companies

    Well of course one isn't a fan of it. I totally get that, and of course we always prefer opt-in and upfront choices. But this doesn't seem to be anything that materially changes the platform in any way.

    will be harboring personally identifying information en mass

    Is Tumblr full of personally identifying information? I always thought of it as a largely anonymous platform.

    using said data to create a facsimile of the user base to automate said user base content in the future especially when that sort of technology was ne er a worry from the start of the content development.

    Who is looking to automate Tumblr posts? What does a Tumblr AI do to change your ability to express yourself or connect with your friends?

  2. Comment on Tumblr to begin selling user content to AI generative service companies, opt-out will be per blog in ~tech

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    I think I'm missing something here. As far as a free platform monetizing their userbase goes, AI training data seems one of the most benign options out there. It's completely depersonalized....

    I think I'm missing something here.

    As far as a free platform monetizing their userbase goes, AI training data seems one of the most benign options out there. It's completely depersonalized. There's no tracking or profile-building. How is the user experience being enshittified?

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  3. Comment on I’m worried that the Israel-Palestine conflict is tearing Tildes apart in ~tildes

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    Of course you see much more of what's removed — I didn't mean to imply that only hate speech is removed or should only be removed. I'm not criticizing what's removed or advocating that less be...

    Of course you see much more of what's removed — I didn't mean to imply that only hate speech is removed or should only be removed. I'm not criticizing what's removed or advocating that less be removed here at Tildes.

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  4. Comment on I’m worried that the Israel-Palestine conflict is tearing Tildes apart in ~tildes

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    Obviously an admin removing hateful speech is crucial. But the proposal for a topic-specific supermod was made in the context of criticizing the current environment.

    Obviously an admin removing hateful speech is crucial.

    But the proposal for a topic-specific supermod was made in the context of criticizing the current environment.

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  5. Comment on I’m worried that the Israel-Palestine conflict is tearing Tildes apart in ~tildes

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    Correct, which is why this hostility seems misplaced. Is a key part of the site's whole ethos not the idea that one should read more than one writes? Isn't that why the comment box is at the...

    As far as I can tell, you don't comment on LGBT topics on this website. Going back an entire year, even longer, you haven't at all.

    Correct, which is why this hostility seems misplaced. Is a key part of the site's whole ethos not the idea that one should read more than one writes? Isn't that why the comment box is at the bottom of every page?

    You aren't involved in LGBT discussions, so why do you think it is okay for you to decide any bit of how that discussion takes place?

    I was responding to a suggestion to create a supermoderator to police a topic for acceptable comments, hide them, and tell the person what they should have said.

    That would be a fundamental change to how this site operates.

    I would have jumped in with the same comment regardless of the topic for which it had been suggested.

    Why was here, now, when people say "I don't think outsiders should get to tone police our queer discussions" the moment that struck your chord to come and demand your right to an open discussion about LGBT topics?

    I haven't demanded anything whatsoever.

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  6. Comment on I’m worried that the Israel-Palestine conflict is tearing Tildes apart in ~tildes

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    It certainly isn't a free speech site, however it's also not a safe space. Both of those things are important to have at times, but that doesn't mean we should be shifting all spaces to be one or...

    It certainly isn't a free speech site, however it's also not a safe space.

    Both of those things are important to have at times, but that doesn't mean we should be shifting all spaces to be one or the other. Tildes currently splits the difference quite well, and while there's always room for improvement that doesn't mean we should abandon the attempt.

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  7. Comment on I’m worried that the Israel-Palestine conflict is tearing Tildes apart in ~tildes

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    That is an idea I would strongly oppose. I come to Tildes for discussion and debate, not to read pre-approved positions on a given topic.

    I would like tildes a lot more if we had, I dunno, an LGBT topic czar that monitored for those kinds of comments and hid them but told the user politely why it's wrong.

    That is an idea I would strongly oppose.

    I come to Tildes for discussion and debate, not to read pre-approved positions on a given topic.

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  8. Comment on NESN’s Jack Edwards opens up about his speech issues: ‘I’m slowing down all the time’ in ~sports.hockey

  9. Comment on Toronto Maple Leafs' Morgan Rielly to appeal five-game suspension to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman in ~sports.hockey

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    That's likely true. Can't wait for the games next season!

    That's likely true. Can't wait for the games next season!

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  10. Comment on Toronto Maple Leafs' Morgan Rielly to appeal five-game suspension to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman in ~sports.hockey

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    I dunno about that. I think the NHL suspension video shows it pretty clearly at about 2:00. Reilly's stick doesn't even hit the head, it rides up the shoulder into the neck. Given that video, I...

    I dunno about that. I think the NHL suspension video shows it pretty clearly at about 2:00. Reilly's stick doesn't even hit the head, it rides up the shoulder into the neck. Given that video, I think the burden of proof needs to be on showing that it was intentional. If Reilly intended to cross check him in the head one would expect him to have done a much better job — it's not like there was anything preventing him from coming in 6" higher.

    Friedman had a similar perspective that it was a ride up. He was shocked that it was an in-person hearing in the first place and thought the suspension would come in around 2-3 games. And that's someone who's not only impartial, but also more plugged in than anyone else.

    I also don't think my fandom is playing much of a role here. I'm not upset about it — this team badly needed a kick in the ass, and it seems to have worked. I'm quite content about everything that's transpired, I just don't think the league did a very good job addressing those two crucial points mentioned above. In a video designed to explain and justify a suspension the league should be more exact, not leave the impression that they're ducking explaining themselves thoroughly.

  11. Comment on How Google is killing independent sites like ours in ~tech

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    It really does seem like the sort of thing I'm going to end up using sooner or later. I wonder why they don't push that angle more, that's the sort of customization that would really help sell the...

    It really does seem like the sort of thing I'm going to end up using sooner or later. I wonder why they don't push that angle more, that's the sort of customization that would really help sell the value imho

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  12. Comment on How Google is killing independent sites like ours in ~tech

  13. Comment on How Google is killing independent sites like ours in ~tech

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    Can you elaborate on those curation tools? That's the sort of hook that might get me to switch, but they didn't seem highlighted on Kagi's site when I was looking into them a short time ago.

    Can you elaborate on those curation tools? That's the sort of hook that might get me to switch, but they didn't seem highlighted on Kagi's site when I was looking into them a short time ago.

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  14. Comment on How Google is killing independent sites like ours in ~tech

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    Vivaldi is great. Might still be the fastest Android browser out there, though others have caught up in the past year or two. It's a pity they don't support mobile extensions.

    Vivaldi is great. Might still be the fastest Android browser out there, though others have caught up in the past year or two.

    It's a pity they don't support mobile extensions.

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  15. Comment on Compensating compassion | Too few people donate their organs, dead or alive. How can we make it easier to donate, but avoid the abuses that some fear from cash payments? in ~health

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    That sounds like a sensible system. The only question I'd have is how to get there from here. Perhaps you start a parallel system for children under the age of 18, with anyone already over the age...

    That sounds like a sensible system.

    The only question I'd have is how to get there from here. Perhaps you start a parallel system for children under the age of 18, with anyone already over the age of 18 (or over the ceiling of that opt-in window) stuck with the current system.

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  16. Comment on Toronto Maple Leafs' Morgan Rielly to appeal five-game suspension to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman in ~sports.hockey

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    I think it's pretty obvious that Rielly wasn't targeting the head. He had plenty of time to line it up properly if that were the case, instead of having it glance up off the shoulder. So I...

    I don't buy the "it was an accident, he was aiming for the body" excuse from Rielly, and I'm pleased to see Bettman gave it zero credence as well:

    I think it's pretty obvious that Rielly wasn't targeting the head. He had plenty of time to line it up properly if that were the case, instead of having it glance up off the shoulder.

    So I disagree with the video on two points:

    • The video at 0:45 says Rielly intentionally strikes Greig in the head. I don't see how that can be a rational conclusion. The point of contact wasn't the head. He intentionally struck him, yes. He ended up hitting the head, yes. But those two facts don't get you to his intent being to strike the head.

    • At 1:05 the video talks about this not being a case of jousting where both players could expect escalating contact. Obviously they weren't "jousting" but the NHL explanation uses that qualifier to slip past separately addressing the fact that it was absolutely a situation in which Greig could expect escalating contact.

    As a Leafs fan there are so many angles to this situation that it's hard to express them.

    • I have zero issue with Greig.

    • Greig should have known someone was coming after him after pulling that.

    • Good on Reilly for lighting a spark under his team. The Jordan documentary taught us all about athletes using things to get fired up about to spur them on, and Reilly made the right call.

    • Reilly shouldn't have used his stick. And if he was going to use his stick he needed to be more responsible about where it went.

    • I don't think the suspension was well supported by the video explanation. It seemed weak on the two points mentioned above. It felt like they were trying to pull a bit of a fast one with their explanations.

    • I don't think Bettman does a very good job of reviewing suspensions and holding the DOPS accountable for justifying their work. It seems like it's generally just a formality, and I bet an independent arbitrator would reverse suspensions more than he does. I think the PA and players feel pretty strongly that the appeals process is a joke.

    • The first regular season matchup is suddenly must-see TV. This is good for the game.

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  17. Comment on What is India's "uniform civil code" and why does it anger Muslims? in ~humanities

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    The underlying issue is the overlap between government marriage and cultural marriage. Separating the two is a way to reduce religious influence in setting public policy for civil partnerships,...

    The underlying issue is the overlap between government marriage and cultural marriage. Separating the two is a way to reduce religious influence in setting public policy for civil partnerships, not further regulate religious concepts of marriage.

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  18. Comment on The carry-on-baggage bubble is about to pop in ~travel

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    Ah, good to know. We never tried it ourselves, but have friends who swear by it. I wonder which car seat model they use.

    Ah, good to know. We never tried it ourselves, but have friends who swear by it. I wonder which car seat model they use.

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