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  1. Comment on Far-right Vox party set for breakthrough in Spanish elections in ~news

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    So I agree that the relatively recent anti-sjw / anti-feminist wave is extremely toxic and honestly quite debilitating to society, but Catalan wanting to separate from the rest of Spain is such...

    So I agree that the relatively recent anti-sjw / anti-feminist wave is extremely toxic and honestly quite debilitating to society, but Catalan wanting to separate from the rest of Spain is such BS. Having lived in both (northern) California and in Spain, I can’t help but draw parallels between the Catalan independence movement, and the crazies in far NorCal wanting to form their own state and separate from Cali. Spain is on the up and up economically and socially, I honestly don’t see too many legitimate reasons for the desire to split. Not to mention, the Iberian peninsula is complicated enough without each autonomous community wanting to split off and make their own country. Idk, personal opinion, but maybe people in Barca should pull their collective heads just slightly out of their collective assholes

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  2. Comment on Feature request: Use "/t/" in alternative to "~" in the url of a tilde. in ~tildes

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    Seems pretty clear to me. Ambiguity is undesireable, if you’re trying to find out how to apply to a job at github, and theoretically the link is in the ‘help’ section, it isn’t ideal to keep the...

    Seems pretty clear to me. Ambiguity is undesireable, if you’re trying to find out how to apply to a job at github, and theoretically the link is in the ‘help’ section, it isn’t ideal to keep the user guessing between /help or /employment. Moreover, if the user ‘employment’ somehow formats their landing page as a fake job application, that’s potentially a security concern. If you namespace users behind /user/, then it is much easier to tell that /user/employment is not an official page.

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  3. Comment on Is coffee essential? Switzerland says no. in ~food

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    Haven’t there been studies linking the renaissance to the rise in coffee consumption? It may not be life or death, but I wouldn’t be surprised if coffee is more significant to our society then...

    Haven’t there been studies linking the renaissance to the rise in coffee consumption? It may not be life or death, but I wouldn’t be surprised if coffee is more significant to our society then people think. And yea $2 million is nothing in macroeconomic terms, and I’d say it's a worthwhile investment to preserve something so fundamental to our culture.

    Oh yea and caffeine dependency is gnarly, I knew a guy who had to drink monsters all day or he’d start having withdrawals, akin to alcohol withdraws. Most people don’t know this but coffee is about as addictive as nicotine, I still drink it pretty often, but it’s important not to overdo it.

  4. Comment on United States Supreme Court rules that inmate with rare medical condition is not entitled to an alternative, less painful execution method in ~news

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    The title is sensationalist and misleading yes, but there is a point there. The whole point of lethal injection is to make us look like a modern society that executes criminals humanely (itself an...

    The title is sensationalist and misleading yes, but there is a point there. The whole point of lethal injection is to make us look like a modern society that executes criminals humanely (itself an oxymoron). If the result of that is an agonizing death that doesn’t work every time, maybe we should take a second look at this system. Saying there’s no evidence to support the idea that gas is more humane is beyond willfully ignoring the facts. It’s clear to me and hopefully anyone else who’s done a miniscule amount of research that what they really have is an issue with perception. Nobody wants to be the guy that reintroduced gassing, and damn the person who literally feel the affects of their decision. Whatever happened to land of the free?

    28 votes
  5. Comment on What are you reading these days? #16 in ~books

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    A bit late but I’m in the middle of a scifi called Pandora’s Star right now which is super interesting. Next I want to read The Right Stuff because it apparently had a huge impact on astronaut...

    A bit late but I’m in the middle of a scifi called Pandora’s Star right now which is super interesting. Next I want to read The Right Stuff because it apparently had a huge impact on astronaut Scott Kelly in his Endurance book about being on the space station for a year (also an amazing book)

    2 votes
  6. Comment on The rise of robot authors: is the writing on the wall for human novelists? in ~books

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    One day in the future we might get on that level, but with the state of the current tech, and even in the near future, I just don’t see this being feasible. AI today is capable of abstract works...

    One day in the future we might get on that level, but with the state of the current tech, and even in the near future, I just don’t see this being feasible. AI today is capable of abstract works of art and even music, but the kind of continuity and coherence you’d need to make even a paragraph that made sense, much less a multi-part novel, isn’t there. For that, you’d need something closer to an actual sentient AI especially if you wanted it to be good.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What do you Tildians think of Atom? in ~comp

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    I think your computer might be the issue here, I’ve used vim for years and it’s never had an issue with lag. Are you using it in a vm? Or over SSH (your internet connection could be slowing it...

    I think your computer might be the issue here, I’ve used vim for years and it’s never had an issue with lag. Are you using it in a vm? Or over SSH (your internet connection could be slowing it down if that’s the case)? Gvim is trash imo, I only ever use terminal

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Snapchat to Launch Gaming Platform Next Month in ~games

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    I think Snapchat’s just a weird company in general with really questionable practices at times. Like intentionally making it suck on Android, the Snapchat glasses that completely flopped, and from...

    I think Snapchat’s just a weird company in general with really questionable practices at times. Like intentionally making it suck on Android, the Snapchat glasses that completely flopped, and from what I’ve heard the work culture is pretty messed up (not that I can link a source for the last one). Not sure what they’re thinking with this

  9. What’s up tildorans, This is more of a thought experiment then anything else, is the impact of consuming calories more or less impactful then producing the electricity needed to power the bike?...

    What’s up tildorans, This is more of a thought experiment then anything else, is the impact of consuming calories more or less impactful then producing the electricity needed to power the bike? And I also understand this is extremely affected by circumstance. Let’s say you eat beef 3 times a day and live in a part of the world where power is mostly generated via nuclear or hydroelectric. At that point, would the impact via electricity be less then the one via calories? What if you flip the spectrum and you’re a vegan living somewhere that produces all its energy via coal and oil, how does that affect the equation? Thanks

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  10. Comment on D.Tube as a viable YouTube Alternative? in ~talk

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    My first question is what is the funding? Contrary to what others are saying, you can probably afford to be somewhat sloppy in your layout/functionality as long as the service itself is ethical....

    My first question is what is the funding? Contrary to what others are saying, you can probably afford to be somewhat sloppy in your layout/functionality as long as the service itself is ethical. What tends to kill video platforms however is a lack of income. Hosting in itself is not a profitable service, and last time I looked into it YouTube is a net negative for Google/Alphabet. Without its’ external funding and all the ads it probably wouldn’t exist either. Vimeo managed to hang on this long by erecting a walled garden, but take a look at vid.me or any other video hopefuls, the common denominator between most of them is they couldn’t find a way to effectively monetize themselves

  11. Comment on Elizabeth Warren proposes breaking up Amazon, Google, and Facebook in ~news

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    Personally I don’t think it’s necessarily a terrible idea to break up these companies, it just seems so improbable for names that big

    Personally I don’t think it’s necessarily a terrible idea to break up these companies, it just seems so improbable for names that big

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  12. Comment on test in ~test

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    you have to seperate then by comma so spoiler.test, nsfw.test, spoiler.test.test, nsfw.test.test The way you have it set up just combines all of them into one long tag

    you have to seperate then by comma so

    spoiler.test, nsfw.test, spoiler.test.test, nsfw.test.test
    

    The way you have it set up just combines all of them into one long tag

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  13. Comment on Observatory by Mozilla in ~comp

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    tildes.net got an A+, nice

    tildes.net got an A+, nice

    5 votes
  14. Comment on What little-known online co-op games do you enjoy and why? in ~games

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    Journey was a really cool game to watch. I never played it as I don't have a PS4 which I think you need but I watched some of the Roosterteeth guys play it a few years ago (Ray and Burnie I...

    Journey was a really cool game to watch. I never played it as I don't have a PS4 which I think you need but I watched some of the Roosterteeth guys play it a few years ago (Ray and Burnie I think), and I remember they got matched with this random person and spent the next like 90 minutes working with this guy to finish the story. Looked like an awesome game

  15. Comment on Users thoughts on groups? in ~tildes

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    Is it September already?

    Is it September already?

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  16. Comment on Suggestions: Ideas for new groups in ~tildes

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    I'd have to disagree, going off the principle that all content in a sub-group should be a subset of the parent, ~science just doesn't cover everything regarding space-related activity. 'ULA fires...

    I'd have to disagree, going off the principle that all content in a sub-group should be a subset of the parent, ~science just doesn't cover everything regarding space-related activity. 'ULA fires executives' (not real news) is not a science-related topic but would be desirable in a space-related group

  17. Comment on Possible Python rival? Programming language Julia is winning over developers in ~comp

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    It may seem weird but it's always been convention to start arrays (basically just a list of values) at 0, mainly because of it's relationship with the hardware implementation ('A' can be stored at...

    It may seem weird but it's always been convention to start arrays (basically just a list of values) at 0, mainly because of it's relationship with the hardware implementation ('A' can be stored at 000, 'B' stored at 001, 'C' stored at 010...). Another way to think of it is like, on Sunday, zero days of the week have gone by, on Monday, one day will have gone by, and so on. If you work with that mindset for long enough you get an intuition for it, I feel like changing the convention to starting at 1 serves no purpose other then to further obfuscate what goes on behind the curtain, and confuse experienced programmers

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  18. Comment on Suggestions: Ideas for new groups in ~tildes

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    Also pleaseee add ~space . Space news just doesn't feel right in ~science or ~tech

    Also pleaseee add ~space . Space news just doesn't feel right in ~science or ~tech

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Elon Musk’s Funding for Tesla Wasn’t So Secure in ~tech

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    He just needs to gtfo twitter. I honestly don't think he's cracked or whatever like others are implying, he's always kind of been this way, but the platform really seems to bring out the dumbass...

    He just needs to gtfo twitter. I honestly don't think he's cracked or whatever like others are implying, he's always kind of been this way, but the platform really seems to bring out the dumbass in him

    5 votes