meghan's recent activity

  1. Comment on Libra White Paper - Facebook's cryptocurrency in ~tech

    meghan Link
    Crypto is always a cash-grab for early investors, and even less trustworthy coming from Facebook. Stay far, far, away.

    Crypto is always a cash-grab for early investors, and even less trustworthy coming from Facebook. Stay far, far, away.

  2. Comment on San Francisco has banned government and police use of face surveillance technology in ~tech

    meghan Link Parent
    this right here. this feels like a PR move so that they can still get away with contracting it out

    this right here. this feels like a PR move so that they can still get away with contracting it out

    1 vote
  3. Comment on These LGBTQ Activists Don’t Want Queer and Trans People Serving in the Military in ~lgbt

    meghan Link Parent
    it makes them sounds super transphobic, considering there are plenty of trans people that want to be in the military, but can't now because of the ban

    it makes them sounds super transphobic, considering there are plenty of trans people that want to be in the military, but can't now because of the ban

    3 votes
  4. Comment on These LGBTQ Activists Don’t Want Queer and Trans People Serving in the Military in ~lgbt

    meghan Link Parent
    Yeah this is some real title gore, glad it actually has a good message

    Yeah this is some real title gore, glad it actually has a good message

  5. Comment on Firefox 66.0.4 has been released - fixes disabled extensions/add-ons in ~tech

    meghan Link
    How soon will Tor get this update?

    How soon will Tor get this update?

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Firefox bug: All extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert in ~tech

  7. Comment on The only way to rein in big tech is to treat them as a public service in ~tech

    meghan Link Parent
    Are you implying companies aren't run by people?

    Are you implying companies aren't run by people?

  8. Comment on The only way to rein in big tech is to treat them as a public service in ~tech

    meghan Link Parent
    I wholeheartedly disagree that this is completely unavoidable.

    That monopoly will eventually become corrupt and begin exploiting their position of power, it's merely a question of how long it takes for that rot to set in, not if it will happen.

    I wholeheartedly disagree that this is completely unavoidable.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on [PDF] NASA's flagship James Webb Space Telescope, will run Javascript for instrumentation control using a defunct & proprietary interpreter with a list of errata last updated in 2003 in ~comp

    meghan Link Parent
    but yeah, on the point or @Ordinator and @teaearlgraycold, especially in the 90's, why did they think Javascript was a good choice for a system meant to entirely /bug free/ and sustainable for...

    Since the establishment of the James Webb Space Telescope’s (JWST) mission definition in the late 1990’s,

    but yeah, on the point or @Ordinator and @teaearlgraycold, especially in the 90's, why did they think Javascript was a good choice for a system meant to entirely /bug free/ and sustainable for decades?

    2 votes
  10. Comment on The only way to rein in big tech is to treat them as a public service in ~tech

    meghan Link Parent
    for sure, I'm not even actually against monopolies. however, its unfortunate that the companies tend to have to act pretty awful to get themselves in a situation where their a monopoly. i dont...

    for sure, I'm not even actually against monopolies. however, its unfortunate that the companies tend to have to act pretty awful to get themselves in a situation where their a monopoly. i dont think capitalism is necessarily the issue but too often ive seen recently big big companies sidestepping morals in the search for more profits at the detriment to users. and teddy roosevelt era laws dont know how to deal with it

    1 vote
  11. Comment on [PDF] NASA's flagship James Webb Space Telescope, will run Javascript for instrumentation control using a defunct & proprietary interpreter with a list of errata last updated in 2003 in ~comp

  12. Comment on The only way to rein in big tech is to treat them as a public service in ~tech

    meghan Link
    Or, you know, enforce anti-trust laws like they were supposed to be and regulate the industry against bad actors. The government already has the power to fix them but don't because of the amount...

    Or, you know, enforce anti-trust laws like they were supposed to be and regulate the industry against bad actors. The government already has the power to fix them but don't because of the amount of lobbying and campaign/infrastructure they provide.

    12 votes
  13. Comment on [PDF] NASA's flagship James Webb Space Telescope, will run Javascript for instrumentation control using a defunct & proprietary interpreter with a list of errata last updated in 2003 in ~comp

    meghan Link Parent
    Do they go over in the paper why they aren't using an engine such as V8 or SpiderMonkey?

    Proprietary JS interpretation engine

    Do they go over in the paper why they aren't using an engine such as V8 or SpiderMonkey?

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Gender Dysphoria Isn’t A “Social Contagion,” According To A New Study in ~lgbt

    meghan Link
    Of course it isn't.

    Of course it isn't.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on In my opinion, censorship is a bad way to combat hate speech. in ~talk

    meghan Link Parent
    since society (or any community) and its moderators typically control the systems of power in these situations, given we're talking about a tolerant society, what for you would be an example of...

    since society (or any community) and its moderators typically control the systems of power in these situations, given we're talking about a tolerant society, what for you would be an example of intolerant citizens/users using force?

    7 votes
  16. Comment on In my opinion, censorship is a bad way to combat hate speech. in ~talk

    meghan Link Parent
    While many of us are redditors, this site is not meant to be a replacement/alternative for Reddit. For many it is, but that's not the site's goal. is your feed set to newest?

    While many of us are redditors, this site is not meant to be a replacement/alternative for Reddit. For many it is, but that's not the site's goal.

    the fact that this is currently the top submission to this site

    is your feed set to newest?

    6 votes
  17. Comment on In my opinion, censorship is a bad way to combat hate speech. in ~talk

    meghan (edited ) Link Parent
    the next couple lines are very key though. people that claim but muh free speech! are the exact ones he's talking about who are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument....

    the next couple lines are very key though.

    But we should claim the right to suppress them if necessary even by force; for it may easily turn out that they are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument, but begin by denouncing all argument...

    people that claim but muh free speech! are the exact ones he's talking about who are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument. censorship of hate speech isn't detrimental when the only goal is malicious and to test and push the levels backwards the levels of tolerance society is willing to accept. see also the people that try to slippery slope pedo acceptance in with gay/trans rights.

    they may forbid their followers to listen to rational argument, because it is deceptive, and teach them to answer arguments by the use of their fists or pistols

    this is interestingly applicable to modern politics in which the bar for tolerance has gotten so low/high that the climate has degraded into a very heated battle and not many people are able to have constructive conversations

    21 votes
  18. Comment on Experimenting with a way of avoiding deeply nested comment threads in ~tildes.official

    meghan Link
    Just looked at some examples, and if possible, the (Reply to above comment) should go next to where it says Link Parent

    Just looked at some examples, and if possible, the (Reply to above comment) should go next to where it says Link Parent

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Former Mozilla exec: Google has sabotaged Firefox for years in ~tech

    meghan Link Parent
    You say this like you think its actually a hard problem. Why is that?

    Preventing regulatory capture is a hard problem

    You say this like you think its actually a hard problem. Why is that?