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  1. Comment on Why airlines make flights longer on purpose in ~misc

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    I think easy cross posting, say adding a ~tech tag will crosspost the post to this topic. The key being the additional tilde to indicate it's a crosspost as opposed to just a content tag. EDIT:...

    I think easy cross posting, say adding a ~tech tag will crosspost the post to this topic. The key being the additional tilde to indicate it's a crosspost as opposed to just a content tag.

    EDIT: But I'd imagine both posts having the same comments section, just multiple paths to access it. Different from how reddit does crossposting, so maybe it's not the best name for it.

  2. Comment on Link topics can now display additional "source" info beyond the domain - currently enabled for YouTube and Twitter in ~tildes.official

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    Isn't that because it was decided that the users submitting was more important that the source on this topic? Accounting for a familiarity with frequent posters taste, and it being a...

    Isn't that because it was decided that the users submitting was more important that the source on this topic? Accounting for a familiarity with frequent posters taste, and it being a recommendation from this user as opposed the site or youtube channel in this case.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on We are back at square one of personal messaging in ~tech

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    Lucky you dude, didn't even know this was possible. I'd kill for this over the unlimited texts I barley ever use but comes baked into the 3gb per month plan.

    unlimited internet

    Lucky you dude, didn't even know this was possible. I'd kill for this over the unlimited texts I barley ever use but comes baked into the 3gb per month plan.

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

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    enh, I guess it's just a preference really, plenty of large sites do make a distinction. Personally I think there is something comforting about having a clear distinction, some organisation--even...

    enh, I guess it's just a preference really, plenty of large sites do make a distinction. Personally I think there is something comforting about having a clear distinction, some organisation--even if it's not necessarily the biggest real-world impact.

    Also the site name and the ~ were chose for a reason, it seems a waist to not lean into it.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on End the Tyranny of Arial: The big internet platforms use the same fonts and backgrounds. Let’s make it interesting again. in ~tech

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    This comment by u/demifiend from a previous thread is particularly relevant. https://bestmotherfucking.website/ from the comment is a great example of minimal web design.

    This comment by u/demifiend from a previous thread is particularly relevant.

    https://bestmotherfucking.website/ from the comment is a great example of minimal web design.

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

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    ah gotcha

    ah gotcha

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

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    Was curious, so I checked, it looks like: /user and /employment are two account with those names, and /pull-requests is just for one guy's pull requests , no idea how this works. The only official...

    I'd say they're all official!

    Was curious, so I checked, it looks like: /user and /employment are two account with those names, and /pull-requests is just for one guy's pull requests , no idea how this works. The only official link is /help

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Why airlines make flights longer on purpose in ~misc

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    The article makes the point that; padding has given airlines the breathing room to not worry about improving efficiency. They make multiple mentions of how the inefficient communication between...

    The article makes the point that; padding has given airlines the breathing room to not worry about improving efficiency. They make multiple mentions of how the inefficient communication between airlines and the control tower contribute to unnecessary waiting.

    If the allotted flight time is 4 hours and everyone has boarded on time then the extra 30 mins or whatever don't mean the plane now gets to leave early. No, that would disrupt the very careful schedule the control tower has to keep, so the plane is ushered to the waiting area, engines running and has to sit and wait for it's timeslot, I've noticed this quite a bit on the flights I've taken; frequent, almost commuter routes with flights time under an hour, but ticket always give an hour and 30 mins.

    All delays happen before the flight takes-off so any padding happens then, instead of the 15 mins between when boarding officially 'ends' and take-off they give 30 mins, or whatever the numbers are. If everything is on time, the plane still has to leave the gate and wait on the runway, sitting burning fuel, to keep the lights on and engines ready for take off.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on A lawyer set himself on fire to protest climate change. Did anyone care? in ~enviro

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    I don't see a modern news source publishing images of him burning like some of the previous cases mentioned in the article. Maybe it's something to do with the difference between seeing a...

    The muted response was probably, in part, an understandable reluctance to glorify suicide.

    I don't see a modern news source publishing images of him burning like some of the previous cases mentioned in the article. Maybe it's something to do with the difference between seeing a westerner vs someone from a faraway place and culture. The Burning Monk [nfw] is on the Times 'Most Influential Images of All Time', but something like this, it's too close to home, idk. Maybe it's too shocking to show, and you get questions about his metal health instead. Maybe it's just the time we live in, a different world and sensibilities to 40-50 years ago.

    7 votes
  10. Comment on Hackers tricked a Tesla, and it's a sign of things to come in the race to fool artificial intelligence in ~tech

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    That video seriously felt like an anti-ad, there to smear the autopilots reputation. There is way too much production value for it to be just a bunch of researchers doing research.

    That video seriously felt like an anti-ad, there to smear the autopilots reputation. There is way too much production value for it to be just a bunch of researchers doing research.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Is coffee essential? Switzerland says no. in ~food

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    The article also makes the point that coffee is widespread enough that it could be sourced elsewhere in an emergency, so a government stockpile is unnecessary.

    The article also makes the point that coffee is widespread enough that it could be sourced elsewhere in an emergency, so a government stockpile is unnecessary.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on What are the arguments against letting user data be collected? in ~tech

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    Why? how do you think a new company begins, where do they get customers/users? How do you think uber, paypal, amazon, anything founded in the last 20 years began. Sure they had a great idea, but...

    Considering how marketing works I have a very hard time believing that.

    Why? how do you think a new company begins, where do they get customers/users? How do you think uber, paypal, amazon, anything founded in the last 20 years began. Sure they had a great idea, but that doesn't mean squat if no one found out about it, and you can't look it up in a directory because well, no one knew they needed these things.
    Anyway that's a bit of a tangent.

    My argument is marketing is necessary for a capitalist market, like how oil is to an engine. But also it's just part of the phenomenon of a market, it's the language used to communicate between a company and the consumer, impossible to go without, just deciding on a colour is part of this communication.

    I'm not arguing that marketing is awesome and lets have more of it, in fact I would love much less of it.

    This 99% invisible podcast might be of interest. It's about São Paulo in Brazil, which removed all outdoor advertising following the clean city law (wikipedia) in 2006.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on What are the arguments against letting user data be collected? in ~tech

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    A perfect market is--at least in part--one where there are so many companies that they force each other into to being efficient and entirely consumer focused--the implication being that if they...

    A perfect market is--at least in part--one where there are so many companies that they force each other into to being efficient and entirely consumer focused--the implication being that if they are not, they get replaced. This perfect market is a big part of the ideal image of a capitalist market.

    Without marketing it would be much harder for a small and new--presumably more efficient--company to begin challenging the established players.

    But also it's inevitable. Let's imagine a scenario where tomorrow we abolish all advertising, and relegate all product discovery to a phone book style directory. Well almost over night you would get a rush for the desirable positions, experts on naming, and weird and wacky stuff with letter arraignment--anything to get the edge, there is simply too much money on the line to do anything else.

    My point being even if you try eliminate it; it would spring up within whatever confines you implement.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on How would federation work with Tildes? in ~tildes

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    It's where a constant flood of new users destroys a community. More detailed explanation on Wikipedia.

    It's where a constant flood of new users destroys a community. More detailed explanation on Wikipedia.

    11 votes
  15. Comment on Skyscrapers are killing up to 1bn birds a year in US, scientists estimate in ~enviro

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    I Listened to a BBC podcasts; 'more or less' a wile ago where they discussed this statistic, vaguely remember it stemming for some misinterpreted research that seems to constantly capture the...

    I Listened to a BBC podcasts; 'more or less' a wile ago where they discussed this statistic, vaguely remember it stemming for some misinterpreted research that seems to constantly capture the media-machine's attention.

    Here's the episode. Starts at 19:50, they give this in the episode description: 'do a billion birds die each year by flying into buildings? We explain another zombie statistic which refuses to die.'

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Should submitters be able to edit their own topic titles afterwards? in ~tildes

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    You got the gist of it with retroactive, I would just say it's a bit weird to put it in a list of adjectives like that. Every title edit will be retroactive, I think(?) so it doesn't make sense...

    You got the gist of it with retroactive, I would just say it's a bit weird to put it in a list of adjectives like that. Every title edit will be retroactive, I think(?) so it doesn't make sense next to 'inappropriate' which only applies to a subsection of title edits. Probably not the best explanation, but it's what I could come up with for why it sounded bit wrong to me.
    You could phrase it like: I think inappropriate retroactive title editing is something to community can handle (...) but it feels a bit redundant because again all title editing will be retroactive.

    Just as I write this post I'm having doubts if retroactive is appropriate here, most examples on the Web are about a decision being applied, but my gut says that it works. The person editing is trying to go back and change something that happened in the past, a title that exists on all our web browsers before we refresh the page, or maybe would have existed(?) if we had loaded the page... or something like that.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Psych and Brooklyn Nine-Nine in ~tv

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    I think Amy and Jake together makeup Spencer, splitting the goofiness and brains into two characters works really well in 99. I didn't watch Psych when it aired so don't have the associated...

    I think Amy and Jake together makeup Spencer, splitting the goofiness and brains into two characters works really well in 99. I didn't watch Psych when it aired so don't have the associated nostalgia, but I kind of found Spencer a bit too perfect and it got a bit tiresome to watch, eventually dropped it when the Spencer-O'Hara flirting gets serious.

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

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    Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, got a bit sucked into his Cosimer universe after reading The Emperors Soul which was recommended here a while back, iirc by @Demios. So far I've read Elantaris...

    Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, got a bit sucked into his Cosimer universe after reading The Emperors Soul which was recommended here a while back, iirc by @Demios. So far I've read Elantaris and the Mistborn trilogy and this week starting the monstrosity that is the stormlight archive with the first book in the series.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on How Joe Rogan’s Hugely Popular Podcast Became an Essential Platform for “Freethinkers” Who Hate the Left in ~misc

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    Jones's tactic is to mix in completely off the charts stuff with his actual views, then time is spent arguing/dismissing the crazy stuff, and suddenly the normal--or at least by comparison--views...

    Jones's tactic is to mix in completely off the charts stuff with his actual views, then time is spent arguing/dismissing the crazy stuff, and suddenly the normal--or at least by comparison--views are acceptable. It's just playing into his hands, and if Rogan is really not just providing a soapbox he should be aware of this and do something about it. The same goes for any other guest pedalling fringe ideas/theories.

    7 votes
  20. Comment on Facebook announces a ban on praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism on Facebook and Instagram in ~tech

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    Yeah you're right of course, I recently learned the ok hand gesture and emoji were a sign for white nationalists. I had no idea, and it's kind of ruined it for me. But now that it's known a bot or...

    Yeah you're right of course, I recently learned the ok hand gesture and emoji were a sign for white nationalists. I had no idea, and it's kind of ruined it for me. But now that it's known a bot or whatever can be trained to recognise and flag it, this will inevitably lead to something more subtle taking it's place.

    But now that I think about it, just having it a policy will do something to stop the casual posts which end up being so pernicious for contributing to normalising it.

    2 votes