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  1. Comment on How is relevance determined in comments? in ~tildes

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    That would be nice for link sharing in general! The link you send someone will actually have the content you wanted to send, even with edits to an article. I'll add this to the list of things amp...

    That would be nice for link sharing in general! The link you send someone will actually have the content you wanted to send, even with edits to an article.

    I'll add this to the list of things amp breaks though... I really wish amp would die.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on How is relevance determined in comments? in ~tildes

    kiddico (edited ) Link Parent
    Haha I already love this site. That thread will take me a while to read through, but having this already discussed is great. Also, I've never heard of wallabag, can we just rip the reading time...

    Haha I already love this site. That thread will take me a while to read through, but having this already discussed is great.

    Also, I've never heard of wallabag, can we just rip the reading time estimation out? Or I suppose just reference their implementation...

    If the user can choose their reading speed we might have to put an upper limit on what a user can say their reading speed is. (or at least a limit on how their reading speed is used in the calculation for estimating clickbaity-ness)

    Otherwise they could set it absurdly high and now no matter how quickly they vote it would never cross the clickbaity threshold.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on what creative projects are you working on? in ~creative

    kiddico (edited ) Link
    I've been working on an addition to my home automation stack that uses trackerjacker to make a list of everyone who phone's mac address I've determined, and do the same to map out who's home in...

    I've been working on an addition to my home automation stack that uses trackerjacker to make a list of everyone who phone's mac address I've determined, and do the same to map out who's home in surrounding apartments.

    Not sure why. I do network monitoring professionally, so I just like to play with odd means of measuring things. Plus it would be neat to measure wifi channel use over time to find the perfect one to use.

    Oh! You could plop it down at different houses and use to case houses like thief simulator's schedule tracking mechanic.... I'll probably keep this one off github.

    14 votes
  4. Comment on How is relevance determined in comments? in ~tildes

    kiddico (edited ) Link Parent
    I just read the rant post you linked. I love that there are communities built around building communities, and that people with actual experience are trying to build something better. The section...

    I just read the rant post you linked. I love that there are communities built around building communities, and that people with actual experience are trying to build something better.

    The section in the rant on velocity of a post / a type of post is interesting.

    We could use tildes' article word counting feature in the calculation of how long it takes for someone to read the content. If we have length of an article we can pit it against regular text posts. Then if we can estimate reading speed (words/min) we can calculate the average time to read a post. Now all text posts share a unit with video posts, and we can compare the two. If a post is voted on way before anyone could have looked at it then its probably clickbaity.

    That model doesn't handle images well. There's plenty of r/greentext posts that take longer to read than a meme-template style image. But we can't estimate the reading time, they're all just an image.

    Anyways. Slight tangent there. Also I used the readability tester in the last section on this comment, and I feel super self-conscious now. It's telling me not to use the word super there. Well it feels right, so sue me.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on How is relevance determined in comments? in ~tildes

    kiddico (edited ) Link Parent
    I'm not sure how I feel about the trust based vote weighting. I feel like it would encourage people to always vote on the thing which already has lots of votes, even if they don't think it's...

    I'm not sure how I feel about the trust based vote weighting. I feel like it would encourage people to always vote on the thing which already has lots of votes, even if they don't think it's high-quality. Equally it adds a risk factor to voting on something early. If it goes unnoticed then you've voted on something the system sees as bad and you get punished for it.

    I suppose if everything is always noticed and properly voted on by the community that can't happen...

    I know you didn't write the Future mechanics page (probably? no idea), but I figured I'd put it out there.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Whats the most important alias or function in your bashrc file? in ~comp

    kiddico Link Parent
    Hey, I used to have tons of problems on my thinkpad with backlight controls and i3. I started using light. An update broke my original setup that just used xbacklight. I had to do what you're...

    Hey, I used to have tons of problems on my thinkpad with backlight controls and i3. I started using light. An update broke my original setup that just used xbacklight. I had to do what you're doing (and change a file's value) until someone pointed me towards (the) light. It's not horribly hard to setup, here's all I had to do to make the inc/dec brightness keys work. (after installing light that is)

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Whats the most important alias or function in your bashrc file? in ~comp

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    fuck(){ sudo bash -c "$(history -p \!\!)"; } and alias cls="clear; pwd-P; ls -1" fuck reruns the last command with sudo. cls cleans the crap off my screen and gives me context for where I am. My...
    fuck(){
    	sudo bash -c "$(history -p \!\!)";
    }
    

    and

    alias cls="clear; pwd-P; ls -1"
    

    fuck reruns the last command with sudo.

    cls cleans the crap off my screen and gives me context for where I am. My brain for some reason can't handle having tons of stuff from previous commands, so clearing everything out is nice. It's kinda like turning down the radio when driving in bad weather.

    10 votes
  8. Comment on Scraping Tildes as an exercise and statistics in ~tildes

    kiddico Link Parent
    It's a podcast whose hosts have a tendency to place petards on the ground then proudly stand over them. The phrase "hoisted by my own petard" was used enough that they'd just say "hoisted!" It was...

    It's a podcast whose hosts have a tendency to place petards on the ground then proudly stand over them. The phrase "hoisted by my own petard" was used enough that they'd just say "hoisted!"

    It was the first/only place I'd heard the phrase so it's got a pretty hard link in my mind. And obviously everyone else on the planet has the same memories as me and thinks just like me, so surely that's where you learned about it too haha

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Body modification – when consent is not a defence in ~misc

    kiddico Link Parent
    Unfortunately if the process as a whole is illegal there's no one that's considered properly trained or capable (in the legal sense). Though there are certainly people literally more capable that...

    done by someone capable, with suitable equipment.

    Unfortunately if the process as a whole is illegal there's no one that's considered properly trained or capable (in the legal sense). Though there are certainly people literally more capable that have the experience/tooling.

    I wonder where plastic surgeons fall on the spectrum of body modification. They're licensed/trained and essentially do body mods... Though I think their legal justification is that they're meant to help with reconstruction after an accident, but not cosmetic changes.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Scraping Tildes as an exercise and statistics in ~tildes

    kiddico Link Parent
    Admittedly I'm a little late to this thread. Just trying to do my due diligence and read through previous tilde posts. Gotta get that community lore. Anyways. I was really hoping this was an...

    Admittedly I'm a little late to this thread. Just trying to do my due diligence and read through previous tilde posts. Gotta get that community lore.

    Anyways. I was really hoping this was an Important If True reference. Petard based jokes don't seem to come up much. Unless that was actually a hamlet reference... in which case I think this site may be too well cultured for me to be allowed ;P

    2 votes