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  1. Comment on How do you organize your phone's home screens and apps? in ~tech

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    Funny enough, I just reorganized my homescreen. I had everything in group folders on four homescreens organized by frequency of use till now, but noticed a lot of overlaps with widgets and smart...

    Funny enough, I just reorganized my homescreen.

    I had everything in group folders on four homescreens organized by frequency of use till now, but noticed a lot of overlaps with widgets and smart stacks.

    I’m in the process of getting it down to two homescreens with no group folders and relying on the widget and App Library screens iOS provides. The automatic grouping there is a little annoying (Podcast app is in Health?) but I can get used to it rather than thinking up my own.

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  2. Comment on ProtonMail on all the data that Outlook collects about your email in ~tech

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    The article focused on the new Outlook app, but will data be collected if you solely use a third party app like Thunderbird and IMAP? That’s my question. I already have email address for my...

    The article focused on the new Outlook app, but will data be collected if you solely use a third party app like Thunderbird and IMAP?

    That’s my question. I already have email address for my Wordpress site and I can forward those to something other than Outlook, it’s a good way to (sorta) become independent of an email provider, but what if that data is also sold to third party apps?

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Why do some people posting ChatGPT answer to the discussion/debate/question? in ~tech

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    This reminded me of a Redditor that kept on posting AI generated game ideas to the indie development subreddit I moderate. It just annoyed everyone, even if some of the ideas could be successful...

    This reminded me of a Redditor that kept on posting AI generated game ideas to the indie development subreddit I moderate. It just annoyed everyone, even if some of the ideas could be successful games. And the AI flavoring in the response made the audience the complete opposite of receptive.

    I think they need to ask themselves first if the community would welcome AI responses - the answer so far is almost always no because we expect human to human interactions (…for now).

    6 votes
  4. Comment on What email client do you use? in ~tech

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    How often do the imap issues come up? My Thunderbird rules seem to sort mail into the correct folders and the result is mirrored in the browser versions of Outlook and Gmail as well as Apple Mail...

    How often do the imap issues come up? My Thunderbird rules seem to sort mail into the correct folders and the result is mirrored in the browser versions of Outlook and Gmail as well as Apple Mail on my iPhone.

    On a similar note, Thunderbird for mobile would be great.

  5. Comment on Hey, monthly mystery commenters, what's up with the hit-and-runs? in ~tildes

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    That is exactly how I comment on Tildes. I even have a specific follow-up comment I need to write about writing that I never got to. I think everyone has their own reason why they „hit and run” on...

    That is exactly how I comment on Tildes. I even have a specific follow-up comment I need to write about writing that I never got to.

    I think everyone has their own reason why they „hit and run” on here, but for me it’s probably best explained by an annoyance that carried over from reddit - getting burned out by an intense discussion with so many users. I always remind myself that a public comment on social media is not a one-on-one dialogue, it’s talking to a crowd with a lot of mics handed out in the audience.

    I also don’t like answering to posts that sound like monologues, that feels the same as commenting on a news article or YouTube video, hoping that the author reads your reply.

    Maybe it’s all just too much „social media burnout” for me.

    33 votes
  6. Comment on Analysis of Ludwig van Beethoven’s DNA revealed that he had a low genetic predisposition for musical ability in ~music

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    Eh, seems like the proof is in the pudding. What I get out of this article is that we should not give so much weight to these kinds of studies (that is also what the article concludes by the way)....

    Eh, seems like the proof is in the pudding. What I get out of this article is that we should not give so much weight to these kinds of studies (that is also what the article concludes by the way).

    Analysis of Ludwig van Beethoven’s DNA revealed that he had a low genetic predisposition for musical ability

    The title is misleading, analysis of his DNA revealed nothing, the study as a whole revealed a weird result that highlights the difficulty of using PGI.

    28 votes
  7. Comment on Can Reddit survive its own IPO? in ~tech

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    I think the article is a pretty fair summary of some of the events it describes and the tone matches the general feeling I have when remembering the many events. Stelon Husk… lol that is funny,...

    I think the article is a pretty fair summary of some of the events it describes and the tone matches the general feeling I have when remembering the many events.

    Stelon Husk… lol that is funny, but Steve did change around that time, I think calling his moves since then Muskian is fitting.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Can Reddit survive its own IPO? in ~tech

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    I think you meant Sam Altman? I just checked how much he owns... it may be quite a big chunk!

    Either way, I don't see "Advance Publication", Tencent, and Sam Harris

    I think you meant Sam Altman? I just checked how much he owns... it may be quite a big chunk!

    According to the cap table in Reddit's filing, "Entities Affiliated with Sam Altman" own an 8.7% stake in the company made up of 789,456 Class A shares and 11,369,103 Class B Shares. But just because the shares are affiliated with Altman doesn't mean they are his. source

    6 votes
  9. Comment on What's a "house rule" that has made a game more fun for you? in ~games

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    Not really a house rule, but playing charades with the cards from Cards Against Humanity is fun. The person who guesses the card gets to keep it to keep score and has to act it out next. But...

    Not really a house rule, but playing charades with the cards from Cards Against Humanity is fun. The person who guesses the card gets to keep it to keep score and has to act it out next. But honestly, it is also a bunch of fun without keep track of the score.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Matt Levine's Money Stuff: Reddit plans to allow users to buy IPO shares, Nvidia share purchases and Three Arrows Capital [a collapsed crypto company] in ~finance

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    Headline got my attention, but the paywall stopped me from reading further. I know Steve Huffman was considering this for a couple years now (talked to him when he was in Germany)… I’m surprised...

    Headline got my attention, but the paywall stopped me from reading further.

    I know Steve Huffman was considering this for a couple years now (talked to him when he was in Germany)… I’m surprised they are still considering this after the backlash recently. I don’t know if they’ll have another GameStop moment here, it’ll probably be the opposite.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on Smallest folding bike suggestions in ~transport

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    I’ve seen these riding around Berlin. It folds down to about 20x50x100cm, has disc brakes and can support a rider up to 200cm tall. That’s not bad. Thanks for the name, I’ll keep Strida in mind.

    I’ve seen these riding around Berlin. It folds down to about 20x50x100cm, has disc brakes and can support a rider up to 200cm tall. That’s not bad. Thanks for the name, I’ll keep Strida in mind.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Smallest folding bike suggestions in ~transport

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    Thanks, this is really helpful. I also read that if parts to wear out, Brompton designed those to be replaced. On the Dahon and Tern they are welded to the frame. I found a used Brompton for under...

    Thanks, this is really helpful. I also read that if parts to wear out, Brompton designed those to be replaced. On the Dahon and Tern they are welded to the frame.

    I found a used Brompton for under 1000€ that I am going to test out. It looks like the C-Line 2 speed with H handlebars… this may be the bike I get.

    Is that a reasonable price for a used Brompton? I noticed they don’t actually lose that much value when compared to the other manufacturers (if you go by listed prices).

  13. Comment on Smallest folding bike suggestions in ~transport

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    That would be amazing. I was considering the Tern Eclipse for a while, but it only folds once in the middle, so it still takes up a lot of space.

    That would be amazing. I was considering the Tern Eclipse for a while, but it only folds once in the middle, so it still takes up a lot of space.

  14. Comment on Smallest folding bike suggestions in ~transport

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    I can definitely get a Brompton in a local shop, there's a shop near my house actually. The Dahon I can get from Decathlon (big sporting goods store) online or from some smaller stores online... I...

    I can definitely get a Brompton in a local shop, there's a shop near my house actually.

    The Dahon I can get from Decathlon (big sporting goods store) online or from some smaller stores online... I cannot actually find a place to test ride it though, it does not seem to be sold locally.

    The Tern is also sold in a few stores in Berlin, your comment actually made me look on their website and they have it 300EUR off, which is pretty cool.

    Honestly, I may just do the comparison myself. Maybe a local Decathlon has the Dahon in stock, I could test ride all three...

  15. Comment on Smallest folding bike suggestions in ~transport

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    Thanks, I changed my link to the German one where I saw the price. But your link to the Australian site is in English so that's good too.

    Thanks, I changed my link to the German one where I saw the price. But your link to the Australian site is in English so that's good too.

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  16. Smallest folding bike suggestions

    I am currently doing some research into small folding bikes and it is surprisingly difficult to find comparisons online. Reviews are not that great and it seems the folding bike world has...

    I am currently doing some research into small folding bikes and it is surprisingly difficult to find comparisons online. Reviews are not that great and it seems the folding bike world has Brompton-mania.

    My location

    I live in Berlin. Traveling with train and bike would reduce my current commute time from 45 minutes to 25 and I also use car-sharing, often end up picking up friends to drop them off home and being able to go somewhere on the bike and return with a car would help reduce my costs even further. My apartment is tiny, bikes get stolen from the inner courtyard... so... I want to get a portable bicycle that I can just take with me.

    Size

    I am 192cm tall though. I tried a Tern Eclipse and the rid comfort was incredible for a folding bike, but it does not fold into a compact backpack-sized bundle. It Is cumbersome to carry up stairs to the train. I also tried a Brompton and even though comfort is reduced, it is still decent even with 16" wheels.

    Price

    I am currently deciding between the Tern BYB with 20" wheels for 1899EUR, the Brompton C Line for 1550EUR and a Dahon Curl i4 for 1080EUR. I don't see much difference between the Brompton and the Dahon, so I am leaning towards Dahon because of the price. There is a new one coming out this year with disc brakes though... I may wait for that if the price is within the range I listed above...

    Comparisons

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    Brompton C Line https://de.brompton.com/p/996/eu-c-line-urban
    Dahon Curl i4 https://dahon.com/bikes/curl-i4-3/
    Tern BYB P8 https://www.ternbicycles.com/de/bikes/471/byb-p8

    Any other folding-bike commuters out there? How the quality of Dahon? Brompton? I am actually surprised how small the folding bike review world is. The Dahon Curl and Tern BYB don't really seem to be on the map for most and the Brompton seems to be the only bike that has long-term reviews from real commuters... I am also willing to buy a used Brompton, but they do not seem to get much cheaper used... I found an older model for 900EUR though.

    Thoughts?

    10 votes
  17. Comment on US House Intel Chairman announces ‘serious national security threat,’ sources say it is related to Russia's nuclear capabilities in space in ~news

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    As long as it’s not hackable like weather satellites with a homemade satellite dish, we may be okay. But everything that can communicate is in theory hackable. I hope the Russians thought of that...

    As long as it’s not hackable like weather satellites with a homemade satellite dish, we may be okay.

    But everything that can communicate is in theory hackable. I hope the Russians thought of that and it’s not too easy to deorbit over NYC by the Houthis or something.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on US House Intel Chairman announces ‘serious national security threat,’ sources say it is related to Russia's nuclear capabilities in space in ~news

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    It’s a developing story - I think it may be AI-related, but it’s just a hunch. EDIT: It's about Russia's ambitions of putting a nuke in space...

    It’s a developing story - I think it may be AI-related, but it’s just a hunch.
    EDIT: It's about Russia's ambitions of putting a nuke in space...

    5 votes