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  1. Comment on Woman cyclist forced to stop race after catching up with men in ~sports

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    Not stopping the women's race would be even stupider than their mistake of starting the race too early, it would be totally unfair for the other women in the race. This has nothing to do with...

    Not stopping the women's race would be even stupider than their mistake of starting the race too early, it would be totally unfair for the other women in the race.

    This has nothing to do with sexism, the biggest part of bicycle races is drafting and how being first means you hit the most air. If the lead woman could reach the men's slipstream it completely changes the racing dynamics of being in first vs following the group.

    7 votes
  2. Comment on US Supreme Court unanimously rules that the Constitution's ban on 'excessive fines' applies to the states as well as the federal government in ~news

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    This isn't a full ban on civil forfeiture that I would have liked to see, but at least its a limit on how much cops can just steal from you. It's a step in the right direction. I really wish that...

    This isn't a full ban on civil forfeiture that I would have liked to see, but at least its a limit on how much cops can just steal from you. It's a step in the right direction.

    I really wish that a civil forfeiture case regarding someone who wasn't convicted with a crime would reach the Supreme Court, so that we can hopefully get a full ban instead.

    10 votes
  3. Comment on Does the Oracle v. Google court case mean that Wine/DXVK is illegal? in ~comp

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    Seeing that the first Supreme Court petition that Google did got rejected, it doesn't lend much hope that the second one will be accepted. Even if the petition did get accepted, knowing the...

    Seeing that the first Supreme Court petition that Google did got rejected, it doesn't lend much hope that the second one will be accepted.

    Even if the petition did get accepted, knowing the current state of the Supreme Court who knows how the actual result would turn out.

    Probably just going to have to wish for a miracle to happen to get this decision overturned.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Does the Oracle v. Google court case mean that Wine/DXVK is illegal? in ~comp

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    It just sucks that Microsoft holds all the cards here and if they just change their mind the entire wine scene is basically dead. At least before the court case there was some defense against this...

    It just sucks that Microsoft holds all the cards here and if they just change their mind the entire wine scene is basically dead. At least before the court case there was some defense against this saying that its not Microsoft's code.

    But no... fucking oracle just had to butt their damned head in just to squeeze out a little more cash and mess everything up. Oracle has to be literally the worst tech company out there and that's saying something.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Does the Oracle v. Google court case mean that Wine/DXVK is illegal? in ~comp

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    But this is Microsoft we're talking about here, a multi-billion dollar company that will crush anything in its path if it thinks it get in the way. Just because recently they're all cozying up...

    But this is Microsoft we're talking about here, a multi-billion dollar company that will crush anything in its path if it thinks it get in the way. Just because recently they're all cozying up doesn't mean anything, they can change their mind at a drop of a hat.

    Wine is getting real good nowadays, it used to be it could only run decades old programs or new ones awfully, let alone games. I wouldn't put it past them if they think they have to get rid of it.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on The long-awaited moment... Dracula theme added! Oh also, the site is publicly visible now (but let's not be too noisy about it yet). in ~tildes.official

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    Now that the site is public, you now have search engines to worry about. I noticed that tildes has an empty robots.txt and there's no robots meta tag on user profiles. Are you going to add an...

    Now that the site is public, you now have search engines to worry about. I noticed that tildes has an empty robots.txt and there's no robots meta tag on user profiles.

    Are you going to add an option to disable search engine indexing on user profiles like reddit has?

    12 votes
  7. Does the Oracle v. Google court case mean that Wine/DXVK is illegal?

    I've been thinking about this but based on the current rulings in the Oracle v. Google court case, it would seem that APIs are indeed copyrightable. This would mean that Wine would be infringing...

    I've been thinking about this but based on the current rulings in the Oracle v. Google court case, it would seem that APIs are indeed copyrightable.

    This would mean that Wine would be infringing on Microsoft's copyright of the Windows API and system calls. Of course it wouldn't matter until Microsoft actually does something about it. But as Wine gets better and better and its market share higher and higher, I worry that Microsoft might set their sights on Wine now that they have the law on their side.

    15 votes
  8. Comment on Reddit Rules and the Banning of Certain Anime Communities in ~anime

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    You claimed that no advertiser could possibly be on a site like that and I gave a counterexample. If the problem is just that it leaks out into /r/all, why couldn't reddit just ban these...

    You claimed that no advertiser could possibly be on a site like that and I gave a counterexample.

    If the problem is just that it leaks out into /r/all, why couldn't reddit just ban these subreddits from being on /r/all.

  9. Comment on Reddit Rules and the Banning of Certain Anime Communities in ~anime

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    You say that, but have you even looked at Twitter? Twitter hosts far more loli art than Reddit ever did and I don't see Twitter or their advertisers freaking out.

    Reddit also clearly has gone corporate and no advertiser in the US wants to be on a site that possibly hosts minors or people who look like minors drawn in lewd ways.

    You say that, but have you even looked at Twitter? Twitter hosts far more loli art than Reddit ever did and I don't see Twitter or their advertisers freaking out.

    1 vote