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  1. Comment on Minneapolis ex-officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck is in custody and faces charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter in ~news

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    As someone from a different country, is "third-degree murder" the correct charge based on the video?

    As someone from a different country, is "third-degree murder" the correct charge based on the video?

    3 votes
  2. Comment on WeCo - Cooperatively owned, democratically governed, open source social news in ~tech

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    Don't these features look suspiciously similar to reddit? "Cooperatively owned, democratically governed, open source social news" sounds insanely cool, but if the result is another reddit clone...

    Don't these features look suspiciously similar to reddit? "Cooperatively owned, democratically governed, open source social news" sounds insanely cool, but if the result is another reddit clone...

    1 vote
  3. Comment on WeCo - Cooperatively owned, democratically governed, open source social news in ~tech

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    Has anyone found a way to be notified when they re-open?

    Has anyone found a way to be notified when they re-open?

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What appliance or technology remained largely the same in the last 50 years? in ~talk

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    I forgot my coffee pot on the induction stovetop this week-end. When I came back the metal was red-hot, close to melting I would say. I agree they're very convenient, but safety can still be...

    safe

    I forgot my coffee pot on the induction stovetop this week-end. When I came back the metal was red-hot, close to melting I would say.

    I agree they're very convenient, but safety can still be improved :)

    1 vote
  5. Comment on We need to speak honestly about the GOP’s evolution into a conspiracy cult in ~misc

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    Maybe that's something we should do more? I know it sounds rude and offensive, but if you think about the amount of damage religion and other irrational beliefs do, maybe being polite isn't the...

    It seems similar to saying what you really think about someone else's religion?

    Maybe that's something we should do more? I know it sounds rude and offensive, but if you think about the amount of damage religion and other irrational beliefs do, maybe being polite isn't the right way to approach it.

    11 votes
  6. Comment on Has DuckDuckGo recently started giving you significantly worse results? in ~tech

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    Has anyone asked DDG about it? I have noticed the same problem as well.

    Has anyone asked DDG about it? I have noticed the same problem as well.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Open Tildes day? in ~tildes

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    If that's the case (and I agree it can very well be), then we should probably allow open registration soon. But in previous discussions, it seemed like a sizeable portion of the community feared...

    If that's the case (and I agree it can very well be), then we should probably allow open registration soon. But in previous discussions, it seemed like a sizeable portion of the community feared an "Eternal September". Hence my proposal.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Open Tildes day? in ~tildes

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    My thought was that it would be easier to detect, group and delete these accounts if bad guys don't get a new chance to try every day. Of course this remains to be proven :)

    My thought was that it would be easier to detect, group and delete these accounts if bad guys don't get a new chance to try every day. Of course this remains to be proven :)

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Open Tildes day? in ~tildes

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    Not really. In my original proposal, new uninvited accounts are only created once a year. That gives you a lot of time to detect and close bad accounts.

    Not really. In my original proposal, new uninvited accounts are only created once a year. That gives you a lot of time to detect and close bad accounts.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Open Tildes day? in ~tildes

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    I thought about this too, but can't bad guys just provision new accounts continuously? I think this would just discourage newbies without many advantages.

    I thought about this too, but can't bad guys just provision new accounts continuously? I think this would just discourage newbies without many advantages.

  11. Comment on Open Tildes day? in ~tildes

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    I wouldn't expect people to mark it on their calendars. Rather, we could announce it on other media (Twitter/Reddit/...) when the time comes. It would also be an opportunity to promote Tildes...

    I wouldn't expect people to mark it on their calendars. Rather, we could announce it on other media (Twitter/Reddit/...) when the time comes. It would also be an opportunity to promote Tildes every once in a while.

    And of course, we'd keep the invite system around.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on A state-of-the-art open source chatbot in ~tech

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    You'd think Facebook would have a few GPUs to spare to leave a running instance somewhere... More seriously, I think they probably want to tune it some more / gather feedback to avoid a disaster...

    You'd think Facebook would have a few GPUs to spare to leave a running instance somewhere...

    More seriously, I think they probably want to tune it some more / gather feedback to avoid a disaster like Microsoft Tay.

  13. Open Tildes day?

    Apologies if this has been discussed already. I had this idea of a compromise between Tilde's need to grow, and the desire to avoid an Eternal September. Couldn't we make Tildes open to...

    Apologies if this has been discussed already.

    I had this idea of a compromise between Tilde's need to grow, and the desire to avoid an Eternal September. Couldn't we make Tildes open to registration one day (or one week) a year?

    This avoids a lot of the problems associated with open registration websites. For example, a spammer/troll can't just re-open an account after being banned. Of course, they could have opened several accounts and re-invite themselves, but I think these could be easier to track (especially with invite tracing).

    It would also give time to train new users before the next batch comes in.

    Of course, the exact timing could be tuned. It could be a day a month, for example.

    What do you think?

    17 votes
  14. Comment on A state-of-the-art open source chatbot in ~tech

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    Is it possible to try it somewhere ?

    Is it possible to try it somewhere ?

  15. Comment on You can have an organ or feature of any multicellular organism implanted in your body. What is it, why do you want it and how would you use it? in ~talk

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    Let's see if other people ask for it :)

    Let's see if other people ask for it :)

    1 vote
  16. Comment on You can have an organ or feature of any multicellular organism implanted in your body. What is it, why do you want it and how would you use it? in ~talk

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    That's probably a good solution, although tag filters apply to tildes globally, so there is a risk of false positives. That said, I can perfectly ignore the few threads I don't like. It's not like...

    That's probably a good solution, although tag filters apply to tildes globally, so there is a risk of false positives.

    That said, I can perfectly ignore the few threads I don't like. It's not like there are 50 a day.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on You can have an organ or feature of any multicellular organism implanted in your body. What is it, why do you want it and how would you use it? in ~talk

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    Can't say I'm a huge fan of most of these. I know I could simply unsubscribe from ~talk, though.

    Can't say I'm a huge fan of most of these. I know I could simply unsubscribe from ~talk, though.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on You can have an organ or feature of any multicellular organism implanted in your body. What is it, why do you want it and how would you use it? in ~talk

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    I meant low effort as in "doesn't require much thought in order to post a comment".

    I meant low effort as in "doesn't require much thought in order to post a comment".

  19. Comment on You can have an organ or feature of any multicellular organism implanted in your body. What is it, why do you want it and how would you use it? in ~talk

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    To me, the problem is not that this topic is not factual, it's that it's low effort.

    To me, the problem is not that this topic is not factual, it's that it's low effort.

  20. Comment on You can have an organ or feature of any multicellular organism implanted in your body. What is it, why do you want it and how would you use it? in ~talk

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    Fluff? I know this is ~talk, but still...

    Fluff? I know this is ~talk, but still...

    5 votes