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  1. Comment on Sponsored Content: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver in ~tv

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    No, YouTube won't serve the video to a non-US IP If the invidious instance is in proxy mode and is based in the US, yes. Otherwise no.

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    No, YouTube won't serve the video to a non-US IP

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    If the invidious instance is in proxy mode and is based in the US, yes. Otherwise no.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Trump's blog isn't lighting up the internet in ~tech

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    Not to say deplatforming isn't effective, but that's also probably because he lost the election and is now just a random powerless cult leader

    Trump has barely been in the news at all in since January

    Not to say deplatforming isn't effective, but that's also probably because he lost the election and is now just a random powerless cult leader

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Lumber prices soar, but logs are still dirt cheap in ~finance

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    Ideally prices rise, sawmills are more profitable, more sawmills are built, prices decrease. Of course that's not what always happens.

    Ideally prices rise, sawmills are more profitable, more sawmills are built, prices decrease. Of course that's not what always happens.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Why Amazon workers sided with the company over a union in ~finance

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    So Amazon is using AWS to subsidise wages? Surely that’s a great thing, workers are being paid more. I don’t think this is correct anyway, Amazon’s US e-commerce business does make a profit.

    So Amazon is using AWS to subsidise wages? Surely that’s a great thing, workers are being paid more.

    I don’t think this is correct anyway, Amazon’s US e-commerce business does make a profit.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Built-in FTP implementation to be removed in Firefox 90 in ~tech

  6. Comment on Signal adds a beta test for a payments system with cryptocurrency MobileCoin in ~tech

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    All of them? I agree that the changes in Signal seem questionable, but I'm genuinely curious what the issue is with all crypto currencies?

    I refuse to support cryptocurrencies

    All of them? I agree that the changes in Signal seem questionable, but I'm genuinely curious what the issue is with all crypto currencies?

    7 votes
  7. Comment on The case for music.gov in ~music

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    One issue with this is that there would only be one music streaming service. If you don't like Spotify you can switch to Pandora or Deezer or many more. Perhaps an artist owned label would solve...

    a service for artists by artist for artists

    One issue with this is that there would only be one music streaming service. If you don't like Spotify you can switch to Pandora or Deezer or many more. Perhaps an artist owned label would solve some of those issues (but ofc that is never going to happen)

  8. Comment on The case for music.gov in ~music

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    The counter argument to this is that a user of Spotify gets a lot of benefit from the service it provides. And the content providers get a lot of benefit from earning a living off it (and arguably...

    The platform is literally just a platform without these people, completely worthless, yet it’s the private owner that gets all the benefit.

    The counter argument to this is that a user of Spotify gets a lot of benefit from the service it provides. And the content providers get a lot of benefit from earning a living off it (and arguably having their industry saved from the brink).

  9. Comment on The case for music.gov in ~music

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    Isn't this exactly what Bandcamp does?

    I think it would be interesting if there were a streaming service that worked directly with the artists to cut out the labels and split the money more evenly.

    Isn't this exactly what Bandcamp does?

    4 votes
  10. Comment on USPS chief DeJoy cuts post office hours, lengthens delivery times in new ten-year plan in ~news

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    If you require life saving medicene that expires very quickly so you can't have more than a weeks worth at once and expires even quicker when it's accidentally left out you shouldn't rely on USPS...

    If you require life saving medicene that expires very quickly so you can't have more than a weeks worth at once and expires even quicker when it's accidentally left out you shouldn't rely on USPS now or ever.

    What if the delivery gets delayed?

    How is this relevant to the changes? Deliveries are often delayed now, and have never always been on time.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on USPS chief DeJoy cuts post office hours, lengthens delivery times in new ten-year plan in ~news

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    How is that any different from if you're medicine doesn't arrive on your day off currently?

    How is that any different from if you're medicine doesn't arrive on your day off currently?

    1 vote
  12. Comment on USPS chief DeJoy cuts post office hours, lengthens delivery times in new ten-year plan in ~news

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    Except perhaps for the baby chicks, couldn't they just be sent two days earlier? As long as it can be planned earlier and delivery times are consistent I can't see a significant issue with most of...

    prescription medication, welfare/child support/paycheck, small business supplies, baby chicks, mail-in-vote or any number of critical items that would stop someone's world if mail didn't arrive on a Wednesday.

    Except perhaps for the baby chicks, couldn't they just be sent two days earlier? As long as it can be planned earlier and delivery times are consistent I can't see a significant issue with most of what you have listed.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Reddit will introduce the option for new users to add their gender identity to their accounts when signing up in ~tech

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    From the announcement Unless this changes, I can't see harassment being an issue. Just seems like a way to collect advertising data.

    From the announcement

    Gender identity selections will never be publicly displayed.

    Unless this changes, I can't see harassment being an issue. Just seems like a way to collect advertising data.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on Why I am obsessed with the forbidden Seuss in ~books

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    See https://archive.is/ZxcpU, definitely not to protect customers from high prices.

    how much of the ban is just driven by eBay looking out for its customers to not get ripped off, as the news of the "ban" causes heaps of copies to go on sale at hugely inflated prices? Like they did with the PS5 earlier.

    See https://archive.is/ZxcpU, definitely not to protect customers from high prices.

    she received an email from eBay explaining that “On Beyond Zebra!” had been removed from sale because it violated eBay’s “offensive material policy.”

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Why I am obsessed with the forbidden Seuss in ~books

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    Your links are unavailable, I assume caught by ebay. They might be a bit slow to remove some but ebay has definitely banned them. The only explanation I can find from eBay is from WSJ:

    Your links are unavailable, I assume caught by ebay. They might be a bit slow to remove some but ebay has definitely banned them. The only explanation I can find from eBay is from WSJ:

    “Dr. Seuss Enterprises has stopped publication of this book due to its negative portrayal of some ethnicities,” said the email message from eBay, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. “As a courtesy, we have ended your item and refunded your selling fees, and as long as you do not relist the item, there will be no negative impact to your account.”

    Plenty of controversial items—including Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” and “The Turner Diaries,” a novel popular with white-supremacist groups—were available on eBay as of Wednesday evening. When asked, the spokeswoman said these two books also fell in the “offensive material” category and would be removed. On Thursday afternoon it appeared that “The Turner Diaries” was no longer available on eBay.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Why I am obsessed with the forbidden Seuss in ~books

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    I don't think ebay should be obligated to sell the Dr Seuss books but it really damages their reputation for me, especially as a place to purchase rare or otherwise unavailable items

    I don't think ebay should be obligated to sell the Dr Seuss books but it really damages their reputation for me, especially as a place to purchase rare or otherwise unavailable items

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Wikipedia is finally asking Big Tech to pay up in ~tech

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    I can't see how Wikimedia could do anything with Wikipedia data that Google couldn't do themselves

    Why do you believe they can't?

    I can't see how Wikimedia could do anything with Wikipedia data that Google couldn't do themselves

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Why I am obsessed with the forbidden Seuss in ~books

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    And eBay removed all listings of them and many libraries removed them. I've never read any of the books or had any interest in doing so but I can understand if you enjoyed it (like the author of...

    My understanding was that conservatives were losing their collective shit because the Seuss estate was electing not to reprint these particular books any more, because of some problematic stereotypes.

    And eBay removed all listings of them and many libraries removed them. I've never read any of the books or had any interest in doing so but I can understand if you enjoyed it (like the author of this article did) you'd be annoyed if it became completely inaccessible to you.

    (my personal opinion: it's fine for the publisher to stop printing them, but eBay definitely shouldn't ban it)

    9 votes
  19. Comment on Wikipedia is finally asking Big Tech to pay up in ~tech

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    This article fails to mention that Google already has contributed significantly to Wikipedia, from google.org in 2019 It should also be noted that The Wikimedia Foundation hasn't written any (or...

    This article fails to mention that Google already has contributed significantly to Wikipedia, from google.org in 2019

    To that end, Google.org is donating $2 million to the Wikimedia Endowment, the first of Google’s contributions to its fund for long term sustainability. This brings our total support to more than $7.5 million, which includes an additional $1.1 million to the Wikimedia Foundation annual fund during a special campaign last year where Google employees helped decide where to direct Google's donation dollars.

    It should also be noted that The Wikimedia Foundation hasn't written any (or not very many) articles. They are written by users who released them under a CC license, I think that Wikipedia can't relicense such content without author consent. So no company can ever be obligated to pay for Wikipedia. Only way this is going to work is if Wikimedia can offer a worthwhile service (they almost certainly can't) or if they pressure companies into paying (imo more likely). Wikipedia's seemingly unnecessarily large spending is probably relevant here.

    19 votes
  20. Comment on UK declares China in breach of 1984 Hong Kong declaration in ~news

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    *threatened to break

    when it's breaking similar deals with Ireland

    *threatened to break

    3 votes