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  1. Comment on Linus Torvalds apologizes for personal attacks in emails and announces he's taking time off from kernel development in ~comp

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    It's good that you mention this and I agree to a large extend. What you mentioned is not a personal attack, it's maybe rough language, but it's not insulting the person writing the code. I was...

    It's good that you mention this and I agree to a large extend. What you mentioned is not a personal attack, it's maybe rough language, but it's not insulting the person writing the code.

    I was thinking of stuff like 'you should retroactively aborted' or similar things, and I believe that we can agree that this is completely unnecessary. I'm on mobile right now but will look up exact quotes later on.

    Edit: there you go: https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/7/6/495

    7 votes
  2. Comment on Linus Torvalds apologizes for personal attacks in emails and announces he's taking time off from kernel development in ~comp

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    It baffles me how many people defend abusive behavior, I read about this on reddit and came here to read what sensible people have to say about the issue, and it's the same thing! You can easily...

    I'm of the opinion that if you can't take harsh criticism on your work, even when it's peppered with stringent language about your thinking process, and divorce that from your self worth and use it to improve, then you really have no business modify the core code of an operating system that runs on billions of devices.

    It baffles me how many people defend abusive behavior, I read about this on reddit and came here to read what sensible people have to say about the issue, and it's the same thing!

    You can easily twist this around: If you can't strongly criticize somebodies software contribution without attacking the contributor personally, then you have no business overseeing such a vital project!

    I think if you take shitty code apart you can easily make somebody feel that they did something very wrong, you don't need to insult them for that.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a contributor myself and haven't seen too many rants and what they were about.

    31 votes
  3. Comment on What computer/programming/etc. project are you working on this weekend? in ~comp

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    Parent Post is talking about Linux from Scratch, it is a distro where you do a lot by yourself (I assume?)

    Parent Post is talking about Linux from Scratch, it is a distro where you do a lot by yourself (I assume?)

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Docker for Mac and Windows requires Docker Store login in ~comp

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    Yep I'd expect a proper explanation on how exactly it improves UX. This sentence alone doesn't carry any meaning at all.

    Yep I'd expect a proper explanation on how exactly it improves UX. This sentence alone doesn't carry any meaning at all.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Docker for Mac and Windows requires Docker Store login in ~comp

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    I think you are overreacting, the comment you reply to doesn't really go into that much detail. "We want to improve user experience." is a hollow phrase and doesn't really explain why a user login...

    I think you are overreacting, the comment you reply to doesn't really go into that much detail.

    "We want to improve user experience." is a hollow phrase and doesn't really explain why a user login is necessary to download a program, in fact, it worsens user experience because it adds an extra step to the installation process.

    I'd say a more likely explanation would be that they are only adding this step for MS and Mac because first of all, docker on these platforms looks very different because the containers cannot run natively and theres a whole GUI application attached etc. (so I've read, haven't used it myself). Second, on MS and Mac there are not as many (maybe none at all?) alternatives to docker, while on linux there are many alternatives people can go to. So making people sign in - and nobody likes that - would drive linux users away from docker, but Mac and Windows users don't have a choice and have to accept it.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Docker for Mac and Windows requires Docker Store login in ~comp

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    there should be an easy way to look up the business model of an organization/company and how much VC they received. Then it would be easy to just not rely on them in the first place because you...

    there should be an easy way to look up the business model of an organization/company and how much VC they received. Then it would be easy to just not rely on them in the first place because you can be sure that it'll take a bad turn because they want to monetize.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on A general introduction to tildes in ~tildes

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    The account recovery mechanism is really neat! Only the has of my email address is saved, more sites should do it like that.

    The account recovery mechanism is really neat!

    Only the has of my email address is saved, more sites should do it like that.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Privacy inequality, the most brutal form of inequality we're going to see in ~tech

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    Good point thank you.

    Good point thank you.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Should we hide the vote count display? in ~tildes

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    I really like the idea because vote numbers correlate a lot with how old the comment is, on reddit, the top comments are usually some of the oldest in the whole post.

    I really like the idea because vote numbers correlate a lot with how old the comment is, on reddit, the top comments are usually some of the oldest in the whole post.

  10. Comment on What would you think of completely supressing user invites? in ~tildes

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    This is the first time I notice this (I don't check in here too often though), but it also really bugs me. I also just got my invite by mailing Deimos so it's not that hard to get onto the site...

    This is the first time I notice this (I don't check in here too often though), but it also really bugs me. I also just got my invite by mailing Deimos so it's not that hard to get onto the site (just be civil and ask nicely I guess) and the whole idea is to change the ranking system of posts, not the way people register.

    The quality is supposed to go up by the way the content is organized, not by keeping people out!

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What would you think of completely supressing user invites? in ~tildes

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    I am under the impression that the invite system is just a mechanism used for the alpha of the site, I wouldn't worry too much about it because everything will be open to anybody at some point...

    I am under the impression that the invite system is just a mechanism used for the alpha of the site, I wouldn't worry too much about it because everything will be open to anybody at some point anyways!

  12. Comment on What would you think of completely supressing user invites? in ~tildes

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    The problem is not about people but about the content that is put on the site. Of course the content is put there by the people, but the site design favors certain content over other content, for...

    The problem is not about people but about the content that is put on the site. Of course the content is put there by the people, but the site design favors certain content over other content, for most sites, quickly consumed material that doesn't require you to leave their website is prioritized over more complicated posts, and I believe that this is the reason for communities going to shit.

    Tildes is never going to be ad-financed, and that already is a huge benefit for the quality of the content on the site. The differences in the tagging and voting system are other technological solutions to keep quality up and discussions multifaceted.

    I don't want a site that keeps people out with an invite system, the design of the site should keep the quality up.

  13. Comment on How will Tildes work with bans? in ~tildes

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    I always wonder about bans, how is it enforcable that the banned user doesn't create another account and gets back into the site? Right now it's invite-only but at some point it'll be open to...

    I always wonder about bans, how is it enforcable that the banned user doesn't create another account and gets back into the site? Right now it's invite-only but at some point it'll be open to everybody. Does there need to be a cost for creating an account to stop people from smurfing?

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Privacy inequality, the most brutal form of inequality we're going to see in ~tech

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    I'm very interested in privacy myself, and I always struggle with arguing why it is actually important. You mention: What's that even supposed to mean? I can have a free mind even without privacy,...

    I'm very interested in privacy myself, and I always struggle with arguing why it is actually important. You mention:

    Privacy is a human right. It is the right to own your own value as a person. As Edward Snowden said, “Privacy is the right to a free mind. Without privacy, you can’t have anything for yourself.”
    

    What's that even supposed to mean? I can have a free mind even without privacy, there's no way anybody can read my thoughts (yet). And I don't see the connection between my value as a person and privacy.

    I like: "Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world." (Cypherpunk Manifesto)

    I think that is very understandable, only through privacy can I choose what to reveal to other people. Privacy is not secrecy, it very much requires other people and the desire to reveal certain things to others; if I never reveal anything that's just secrecy.

    10 votes
  15. Comment on Privacy inequality, the most brutal form of inequality we're going to see in ~tech

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    I believe the assumption is, that there will arise a market for privacy, so services that are ad-based right now will introduce a second access option where you pay for the service and are left...

    I believe the assumption is, that there will arise a market for privacy, so services that are ad-based right now will introduce a second access option where you pay for the service and are left alone. I.e. use Facebook for free and give them all your data, or use it for 10$ a month and you're not spied on.

    I'm not sure if that will ever happen, it would require a major rethinking in a lot of people to actually value their data at 10$ per month.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Jack Dorsey says he’s rethinking the core of how Twitter works in ~tech

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    You mention federation as a solution to the hate issue, but the article also mentions breaking up filter bubbles. If you just federate and block other views than your own, that makes the whole...

    You mention federation as a solution to the hate issue, but the article also mentions breaking up filter bubbles. If you just federate and block other views than your own, that makes the whole thing more of an echo chamber not less.

    But I agree that the business model of selling your attention is at the root of the problem.

  17. Comment on Canada doesn’t have an inheritance tax. For the sake of democracy, that needs to change. in ~misc

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    I think that would be very easy to work around and very hard to enforce in general.

    I think that would be very easy to work around and very hard to enforce in general.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Americans Own Less Stuff, and That’s Reason to Be Nervous in ~misc

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    The first thing that comes to my mind when I see a situation like this, is that we need more open infrastructure to replace these monolithic services. What made the internet so amazing in the...

    The first thing that comes to my mind when I see a situation like this, is that we need more open infrastructure to replace these monolithic services. What made the internet so amazing in the beginning was the easy and open technology.

    For example instant messaging. We'd need a format like E-Mail for IM, that would be so much easier, no more network-lock-in effects. Or a common streaming ifrastructure and I just pay for "channels" and then there is a netflix channel, amazon video channel etc.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Americans Own Less Stuff, and That’s Reason to Be Nervous in ~misc

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    I think there's a gradient there, instead of "own everything I use" or "own nothing only lease / everything as a service". For example, I think car sharing makes a lot of sense, not everybody...

    I think there's a gradient there, instead of "own everything I use" or "own nothing only lease / everything as a service".

    For example, I think car sharing makes a lot of sense, not everybody needs to own a car and essentially I don't want a car, I want to get from A to B; so a mobility service instead of my own device for that makes sense.

    On the other hand something so personal as my phone or my email, I'd like to own that because I rely on it a lot and can't easily change the provider for that. This could be fixed if it would be easier to migrate, but for E-Mail, everybody has my E-Mail address, thats not so easy to change. I can very easily go to a different car sharing company if the one I am using at the moment changes their terms.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on Americans Own Less Stuff, and That’s Reason to Be Nervous in ~misc

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    Interesting, I had never heard of that term before. I always connect stuff like this to the transformation from products to services, today, everything is offered as a service instead of a...

    Interesting, I had never heard of that term before. I always connect stuff like this to the transformation from products to services, today, everything is offered as a service instead of a product, you subscribe to the company and they give you the software and in turn you always get the latest version instead of having to buy a new product every couple of months or years.

    3 votes