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  1. Comment on Nintendo Switch - Nindies Showcase Spring 2019 in ~games

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    Legend of Zelda - Crypt of the Necrodancer spin-off was unexpected. Would love to know how that came into existence.

    Legend of Zelda - Crypt of the Necrodancer spin-off was unexpected. Would love to know how that came into existence.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on What's your opinion on Accelerationism? in ~talk

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    Exactly, it's like someone took the Star Trek Solution of throwing more power at the bad thing until it goes away, and decided to apply it to politics.

    Exactly, it's like someone took the Star Trek Solution of throwing more power at the bad thing until it goes away, and decided to apply it to politics.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What's your opinion on Accelerationism? in ~talk

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    According to Wikipedia... This doesn't really seem like a valid political strategy to me as much as the anarchist rationalization of how the world is actually going to be so much better once all...

    According to Wikipedia...

    In political and social theory, accelerationism is the idea that the prevailing system of capitalism should be expanded in order to generate radical social change.

    Accelerationism may also refer more broadly, and usually pejoratively, to support for the deepening of capitalism in the belief that this will hasten its self-destructive tendencies and ultimately lead to its collapse.

    Accelerationist theory has been divided into mutually contradictory left-wing and right-wing variants. "Left-accelerationism" attempts to press "the process of technological evolution" beyond the constrictive horizon of capitalism, for example by repurposing modern technology for socially beneficial and emancipatory ends; "right-accelerationism" supports the indefinite intensification of capitalism itself, possibly in order to bring about a technological singularity.

    This doesn't really seem like a valid political strategy to me as much as the anarchist rationalization of how the world is actually going to be so much better once all the governments and corporations and government-corporations are disbanded and everyone is going to be just fine with no consequences at all. The only practitioner I know enough about is Steve Bannon of Breitbart, and Philosophy Tube's video was already shared on this very site.

    11 votes
  4. Comment on Patreon announces upcoming tiered "creator plans" with different fees and features - current creators can grandfather in with lower rates in ~tech

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    Podcast I follow had Conte on for an interview. http://www.dailytechnewsshow.com/jack-conte-on-new-patreon-plans-dtns-interview/ He seems to talk the talk regarding intentions and making Patreon...

    Podcast I follow had Conte on for an interview.

    http://www.dailytechnewsshow.com/jack-conte-on-new-patreon-plans-dtns-interview/

    He seems to talk the talk regarding intentions and making Patreon for the creatives instead of the consumers, but talk is cheap and international payment platforms are difficult, so we'll see how this shakes out.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Which OS do you use and how does it look? in ~comp

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    If you like all Dark Mode, and are willing to deal with some weird finagling on your phone, go for it. There isn't that much here right now compared to Pie, aside from that and messing up some...

    If you like all Dark Mode, and are willing to deal with some weird finagling on your phone, go for it. There isn't that much here right now compared to Pie, aside from that and messing up some icons, but that may change in future betas.

  6. Comment on what creative projects are you working on? in ~creative

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    Still plugging away at trashfire Magical Girl Webcomic. I think for now I'm going to go with Webtoon as a Platform for discoverablity and I sorted out what I want to do to combat the second act...

    Still plugging away at trashfire Magical Girl Webcomic. I think for now I'm going to go with Webtoon as a Platform for discoverablity and I sorted out what I want to do to combat the second act slump, at least until I change everything again because I have a problem and don't want to write, only to have written. But other than that, I'm doing great!

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Which OS do you use and how does it look? in ~comp

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    Android Q Beta 1 on my OG Pixel. Battery is probably ready to be replaced, but other than that, no real complaints considering I got it pre-owned, had it two years, and it still has the latest...

    Android Q Beta 1 on my OG Pixel. Battery is probably ready to be replaced, but other than that, no real complaints considering I got it pre-owned, had it two years, and it still has the latest version of Android available. Also, system wide dark mode is sick, and I cannot wait until I can filter out URLs from Chrome on the device without root.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Does anyone else get huge aimless bursts of inspiration? in ~talk

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    Yeah, kinda sucks to be honest. I work at a Call Center, and they allow us some leeway between calls, but there isn't reliable time for me to chip away at creative endeavors due to the nature of...

    Yeah, kinda sucks to be honest. I work at a Call Center, and they allow us some leeway between calls, but there isn't reliable time for me to chip away at creative endeavors due to the nature of the work, so I mostly distract myself with podcasts and news zombing until the next call, then beat myself for all the time I could have been using, ask if I do really want to be a creative, or am I just imaginative and want to have created with none of the work involved, and I cycle and distract myself until work tomorrow.

  9. Comment on How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger in ~life

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    In the frame of, anger is a biproduct of us being interacting meaty things and social change being as easy at it is on paper, I'd agree that less anger would be better for a cleaner world....

    In the frame of, anger is a biproduct of us being interacting meaty things and social change being as easy at it is on paper, I'd agree that less anger would be better for a cleaner world. However, there was that comment earlier about advocation and activism and while the world would be better if it was all advocation all the time, sometimes things get stuck at the most comfortable levels for all parties involved, and a lot of the time, that just doesn't line up with the platonic ideal of justice.

  10. Comment on James Gunn will direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3 in ~movies

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    There was a bit of a conspiracy theory going around that Disney really didn't want to deal with this during the Fox Merger, and now that it's pretty much wrapping up, they were clear to announce...

    There was a bit of a conspiracy theory going around that Disney really didn't want to deal with this during the Fox Merger, and now that it's pretty much wrapping up, they were clear to announce it so that it didn't become a political football. I'm sure it's a nice convenience, but probably not the main driver of events.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on What do you think will be the next big innovation to smart phones? in ~tech

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    Next Marketing Gimmick, I don't know. 5G if I had to hazard a guess, can't go wrong with more faster. Next Innovation? I'd have to imagine moving away from the brick with a screen form factor to...

    Next Marketing Gimmick, I don't know. 5G if I had to hazard a guess, can't go wrong with more faster.

    Next Innovation? I'd have to imagine moving away from the brick with a screen form factor to something maybe a little more wearable? Maybe just a Bluetooth earpiece that has a Voice Assistant and a modem, that gets you 80 percent of the way to a smart phone, but all audio so you aren't entirely blocked off from the world when it's in use?

    3 votes
  12. Comment on GRID 2 + 2 Dlc Free for a limited time via Humble Bundle in ~games

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    There is a check to not subscribe to the newsletter, where it offers the free game.

    There is a check to not subscribe to the newsletter, where it offers the free game.

  13. Comment on New Steam client beta supports "Steam Link Anywhere", allowing streaming games outside the local network in ~games

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    You know, between this project, and Steam Play aiming for a fork of Wine on parity with Windows proper, I would almost think that Steam was gearing up for a streaming service ecosystem...

    You know, between this project, and Steam Play aiming for a fork of Wine on parity with Windows proper, I would almost think that Steam was gearing up for a streaming service ecosystem...

    2 votes
  14. Comment on How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger in ~life

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    I understand that "Don't Feed the Trolls" has been internet shorthand for a while now, and the mileage on that phase will vary now that we're in a phase of Internet Toxicity in defense of being...

    I understand that "Don't Feed the Trolls" has been internet shorthand for a while now, and the mileage on that phase will vary now that we're in a phase of Internet Toxicity in defense of being toxic on the internet, but it seems like "anger is to be ignored and trained out of yourself as a childish impulse" really wouldn't work as broadly as the author implies. Maybe it's only an early development thing and if we lived in a society where it was the norm it would be fine, but this kind of ties into the flip side of the CFS thing from yesterday where anger is pretty damn useful of getting across what offends and minimizes you, and encouraging anger as childish just seems to gamify it.

  15. Comment on How can a broke dude who can barely code help Tildes? in ~tildes

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    Invite people who better the community? We could probably use more Tildes ambassadors if you have anybody you would like to bring under the tent.

    Invite people who better the community? We could probably use more Tildes ambassadors if you have anybody you would like to bring under the tent.

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

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    IMO, people are a little weirded out on just how much Facebook has on you, and Warren is banking on that sentiment being bipartisan and something that the populace will be more and more worried...

    IMO, people are a little weirded out on just how much Facebook has on you, and Warren is banking on that sentiment being bipartisan and something that the populace will be more and more worried about. It's a gamble for sure, but Republicans have no love for Big Tech, and the public is in a "Break all the Things!" kind of mood. It might work out for her.

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

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    Presumably each part of Alphabet would be their own company.

    Presumably each part of Alphabet would be their own company.

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

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    Competitive, yes, but Warren is arguing that Google doesn't need to contain an ad agency within it's corporation to make it's search profitable. It could outsource it's advertising and not be able...

    Competitive, yes, but Warren is arguing that Google doesn't need to contain an ad agency within it's corporation to make it's search profitable. It could outsource it's advertising and not be able to give it's own tools and metrics priority treatment.

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

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    If you're familiar with Bell Telephone, short story is that it got big because it was first to market with the telephone, and became THE telephone company for a time. In a more connected America,...

    This part of Warren's plan would require Amazon Basics—a line of products made by Amazon—to be separated from the Amazon Marketplace. Google's ad exchange and Google Search would also have to be split apart, with Google's search business being spun off from the company. Since Warren said this would be accomplished with legislation, it would require cooperation from Congress.

    The other major part of Warren's plan would use existing antitrust laws to "unwind anti-competitive mergers" such as Amazon's purchases of Whole Foods and Zappos, Facebook's purchases of WhatsApp and Instagram, and Google's purchases of Waze, Nest, and DoubleClick

    If you're familiar with Bell Telephone, short story is that it got big because it was first to market with the telephone, and became THE telephone company for a time. In a more connected America, this was kind of a big deal. When it changed over from novelity to industry in it's own right, the government decided to break up Bell into AT&T and the other telephone companies, and until they all merged back together, we had phone companies that were competing against each other. From my understanding, Warren is proposing that we do that to the FAANG companies, in such a way that they can't Terminator their way back together or buy up adjacent companies that serve their interests to own. Google Search can't own Google Ads which can't own Google Mail.

    11 votes
  20. Comment on Tildes mobile app in ~tildes

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    For Reddit, I had Sync Pro, and it was a million times better than the web app, in that it loaded quicker, scrolled faster, and put a icon in the notification bar without having to mess with it on...

    For Reddit, I had Sync Pro, and it was a million times better than the web app, in that it loaded quicker, scrolled faster, and put a icon in the notification bar without having to mess with it on Chrome. Even if Reddit was as optimized as Tildes, it would be nice to have an app for offline browsing, mental compartmentalization of using the browser for one less thing, and generic sliding and clicking that make an app feel better for me to use. I'm comfortable with Tildes in the webspace, but if I wanted a native app, that would be my wish list.

    5 votes