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  1. Comment on Lemmy, an open-source federated Reddit alternative, gets funding for development in ~tech

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    I get you now! I definitely self-censor here and on reddit (I just don't comment most of the time about something controversial unless I've not worked up some courage and have a free afternoon to...

    I get you now! I definitely self-censor here and on reddit (I just don't comment most of the time about something controversial unless I've not worked up some courage and have a free afternoon to defend myself). And saying Tildes is extreme far left is absurd! However, being a conservative in a group of leftists is difficult, and it's not hypocrisy to be upset that one's voice disappears in a wave of people who think differently. That doesn't excuse racism or other Bad Things™.

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  2. Comment on Lemmy, an open-source federated Reddit alternative, gets funding for development in ~tech

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    Fair point, I definitely agree that rules are needed. I must have misunderstood (or over-extrapolated!) @Death.

    Fair point, I definitely agree that rules are needed. I must have misunderstood (or over-extrapolated!) @Death.

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  3. Comment on Lemmy, an open-source federated Reddit alternative, gets funding for development in ~tech

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    I think this is it, and it is not a good feeling to have 10 1000 word replies implying (or outright saying) that you're misinformed (or worse, stupid, or worse, evil and bad-faith arguing). There...

    people might feel like they receive too much push-back when they express those more "right-wing"

    I think this is it, and it is not a good feeling to have 10 1000 word replies implying (or outright saying) that you're misinformed (or worse, stupid, or worse, evil and bad-faith arguing). There is no way to reply to all that without getting tired and just leave. It's not only about politics, this happens with all things Tildes has a consensus about.

    This is a bit of an exaggeration, it doesn't happen all the time, but I have seen it happen multiple times. And it's not only a Tildes issue, Reddit is similar. The difference is that there are more right-wingers on Reddit.

    isn't that sort of the point of freedom of speech

    It's fine to drown your opponents, but don't be surprised if they stop wanting to argue.

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  4. Comment on Let’s dump master-slave terms: They’re vague, horrible, and we’re better off without them in ~humanities

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    This seems very reasonable, why did you stop believing this? Well, obviously in that context "master" doesn't mean "an authoritarian decider" or "dictator" (and much less "slave-owner"). There are...

    I used to believe that the presented context mattered, especially if there was no accompanying and obvious slave analogy

    This seems very reasonable, why did you stop believing this?

    In my tabletop campaign, my players are not slaves—but master still sounds authoritarian, and I've never enjoyed playing games run by authoritarians

    Well, obviously in that context "master" doesn't mean "an authoritarian decider" or "dictator" (and much less "slave-owner"). There are tonnes of words that are used in many different ways.

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  5. Comment on Replacing (potentially) insensitive terminology in programming in ~comp

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    You argue that master branches in git is offensive because it comes from an older master/slave terminology. That isn't valid, etymological arguing is rarely valid. There are, as the other person...

    You argue that master branches in git is offensive because it comes from an older master/slave terminology. That isn't valid, etymological arguing is rarely valid. There are, as the other person said, lots of words that would be considered very offensive if we looked at their etymology.

    1. "It's too hard to accomplish something, so let's not" is simply not a valid argument. Change happens incrementally and is of absolute importance if we want to progress as a society.

    This seems to me like you're implying that we should get rid of all etymologically offensive words, contrary to your first point. Am I interpreting that correctly? If so, why should we do that? The history of words is never considered unless it's very transparent, it'd be change for the sake of change.

    (I am playing devil's advocate here, I'm completely fine with changing it to make people feel better.)

    11 votes
  6. Comment on What's the longest running quandary/debate you've had with yourself? in ~talk

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    Interesting, never heard of that (except as a "normal" adjective). Thanks for the link, seems like there are more people like me.

    Interesting, never heard of that (except as a "normal" adjective). Thanks for the link, seems like there are more people like me.

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  7. Comment on What's the longest running quandary/debate you've had with yourself? in ~talk

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    I just realized that I don't have anything like that. I don't involve myself in basically anything, if I do it's more of a curiosity, not that I actually care. A question posted in this thread was...

    I just realized that I don't have anything like that. I don't involve myself in basically anything, if I do it's more of a curiosity, not that I actually care.

    A question posted in this thread was about how to (and if you should) separate art from the artist. It is incredibly easy to me, it is my normal stance. If I don't think about something, it's out of my mind. If Hitler wrote The Great Gatsby nothing would stop me from reading and enjoying it except other people's judgments.

    I don't get angry. I'm not apathic, I get sad and can feel sympathy and empathy. But I feel like my emotions are under my control, not the other way around. I've never been paralyzed with fear or hit/wanted to hit someone in anger. I've never even screamed or shouted in anger. The angriest I've felt is "upsetness", from what I've seen other describe feelings as, and as soon as I stop thinking about it I stop feeling upset.

    I forgive people immediately. I have no hard feelings to literally anyone. People I meet seem to not believe me when I say things like this. "There must be something/someone you're angry at." But no.

    I am happy. I live a fulfilling life and I am content. But I am curious, I want to know everything, and... feel everything. I feel like my body and mind are separated, like I'm looking out into the world, like I'm a passenger on a train. I go with the flow and I'm satisfied. Is that normal? (The worst thing (or maybe the best) is that I'm not even bothered if it is normal. I'm me, and I'm content.)

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  8. Comment on Why “rape games” are worse than violent games in ~games

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    I have no data for this, but I'm 99% sure that more people think murder is ok than people who think rape is ok.

    I have no data for this, but I'm 99% sure that more people think murder is ok than people who think rape is ok.

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  9. Comment on Phoebe Bridgers – “7 O’Clock News / Silent Night” (Simon & Garfunkel Cover) (Feat. Fiona Apple & Matt Berninger) in ~music

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    Phoebe Bridger's is great, and I love her and Conan Oberst group Better Oblivion Community Center. But now she, Fiona Apple and Matt Berninger are together on one track!? This is basically a dream...

    Phoebe Bridger's is great, and I love her and Conan Oberst group Better Oblivion Community Center. But now she, Fiona Apple and Matt Berninger are together on one track!? This is basically a dream come true. They're all fantastic in their own right, it's great to hear them together, even though Berninger doesn't sing in this track.

    And all that combined with them doing a Simon and Garfunkel cover: that's too much to comprehend for me. Just fantastic.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Spotify Wrapped 2019 is out! What were your top artists? in ~music

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    I apparently listened to music from 52 countries, and 672 new artists. My most listened were Kate Bush, Frankie Cosmos and Fleetwood Mac.

    I apparently listened to music from 52 countries, and 672 new artists. My most listened were Kate Bush, Frankie Cosmos and Fleetwood Mac.

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  11. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Indigrid seems pretty cool (and it seems like you know a lot about it). Why should one use it instead of a normal offline wiki, like Zim? It's website is cool, but doesn't say a lot. (Well,...

    Indigrid seems pretty cool (and it seems like you know a lot about it). Why should one use it instead of a normal offline wiki, like Zim? It's website is cool, but doesn't say a lot. (Well, there's a manifesto, but I don't have time to read it right now.)

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  12. Comment on Domino's Pizza will pull out of three Nordic countries and Switzerland after sustaining significant losses in ~finance

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    This is most likely because of the pizza culture in the Nordics (at least in Sweden's case). Independent pizzerias are very common. Like, ridiculously common. My small town of 5000 has four...

    This is most likely because of the pizza culture in the Nordics (at least in Sweden's case). Independent pizzerias are very common. Like, ridiculously common. My small town of 5000 has four pizzerias, and in larger cities there's a pizzeria on nearly every block. The vast majority of all pizzerias are independent and owned by an Arab or Turkish immigrants. It's pretty difficult to break into a market like that.

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  13. Comment on Is Tolkien's prose really that bad? in ~books

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    Just because they are remarkable (I don't know who'd deny that Shakespeare's works were remarkable) doesn't mean the prose/poetry/stories are good. Good is subjective.

    Just because they are remarkable (I don't know who'd deny that Shakespeare's works were remarkable) doesn't mean the prose/poetry/stories are good. Good is subjective.

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  14. Comment on What if we nuke a city? in ~humanities

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    A bit off-topic: that is not what "the exception proves the rule" means. If it would, you could "prove" any rule. The proverb means that the said (the exception) implies that the unsaid (the rule)...

    A bit off-topic: that is not what "the exception proves the rule" means. If it would, you could "prove" any rule.

    The proverb means that the said (the exception) implies that the unsaid (the rule) is true. For example, if there was a sign outside a bakery saying "Croissants available on Mondays", the rule would be that croissants aren't available on any other day. Ergo, the exception proves the rule. The original saying, coined by Cicero, is a bit clearer: "the exception confirms the rule in cases not excepted".

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  15. Comment on What is a subject you could talk for 2+ hours about with a great degree of accuracy and no preparation whatsoever? in ~talk

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    Thanks for your in-depth response. I mostly agree with you, but the thing that stuck with me from Barthes was the idea of studium and punctum, both of which can be applied outside the field of...

    Thanks for your in-depth response. I mostly agree with you, but the thing that stuck with me from Barthes was the idea of studium and punctum, both of which can be applied outside the field of photography. And I was a fan of his before I read Camera Lucida, especially his idea of Death of the author, which can also be used as Death of the photographer. But I love color in photography, and definitely disagree with him on that.

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  16. Comment on What is a subject you could talk for 2+ hours about with a great degree of accuracy and no preparation whatsoever? in ~talk

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    Art photography seems interesting! What do you think about Roland Barthes?

    Art photography seems interesting! What do you think about Roland Barthes?

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What are you reading these days? #29 in ~books

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    It's very cool! Your question is phrased in such a way that any way I answer it will be a spoiler:) But yes, it turns out to be true, and it's not a massive spoiler.

    It's very cool! Your question is phrased in such a way that any way I answer it will be a spoiler:) But yes, it turns out to be true, and it's not a massive spoiler.

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  18. Comment on What are you reading these days? #29 in ~books

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    Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco. It's a thriller set in the eighties, three overly educated publishers interested in free masons, knight templars and medieval and renaissance history get tired...

    Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco. It's a thriller set in the eighties, three overly educated publishers interested in free masons, knight templars and medieval and renaissance history get tired of manuscripts littered by ridiculous conspiracy theories. Half mockingly, and half seriously they start developing their own theory, equally ridiculous but historically plausible. Of course, this spirals out of control. Other themes include Kabbalah, iterations, symbolism and bravery. Also, what defines reality? It's basically the Da Vinci Code written by an intellectual. If you have read anything by Eco you know what I'm talking about. I can promise you that you will learn quite a bit about Jewish beliefs, Christianity, conspiracies and associative thinking. I highly recommend it!

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Pronunciation Help - Latin in ~humanities

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    That's all right! Save it for later. Algernon's advice is very good.

    That's all right! Save it for later. Algernon's advice is very good.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Pronunciation Help - Latin in ~humanities

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    Okay, fair point. It's just useful in general to know the IPA (when looking foreign words up), do I got a bit overexcited:). Latin is easy enough to just go for.

    Okay, fair point. It's just useful in general to know the IPA (when looking foreign words up), do I got a bit overexcited:). Latin is easy enough to just go for.

    3 votes