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  1. Comment on Humpback whale gulps and spits out Cape Cod lobsterman in ~news

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    There's a joke here somewhere about this dude now being considered ambergris and his farts being high-end perfume. My smoothbrain has shutdown for the night so all you get is this ikea joke that...

    There's a joke here somewhere about this dude now being considered ambergris and his farts being high-end perfume. My smoothbrain has shutdown for the night so all you get is this ikea joke that you have to assemble yourself.

    What a story though! I've always had an irrational fear of those whirlpooly feeding videos whenever they get shared on reddit, but I can't imagine actually going through that. Glad it was a short endevour and he came out unscathed though or it'd feel a whole lot less fantastical of a story

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  2. Comment on Best way to consume YouTube without the algorithmic results? in ~tech

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    While I can't help you find a solution, I figured I should post some nuances I've noticed in youtube that you might not have ran into before. There is a soft-cap of 1k subscriptions on the native...

    While I can't help you find a solution, I figured I should post some nuances I've noticed in youtube that you might not have ran into before.

    There is a soft-cap of 1k subscriptions on the native youtube UI, and even the 'export your subscriptions' list only lists a seemingly random thousand. Some channels that I'm subscribed to, like 'applied science' will display correctly on their channel yet wont show up on any page other than https://www.youtube.com/feed/channels. I think it's because that's the only place where the subs are paginated? either way after you hold 'end' and get to the bottom you can export that list (someone on tildes wrote a script i can find later).

    The second tidbit is that the "relevant" search filter option is really counter intuitive sometimes. If you are struggling to find what you you are looking for, try switching to upload date or view count. If you suddenly start getting 0 views then you know you are MILES off the mark. Searching for "electric skateboard 175mm" gets you a vaguely related search result page since it's actually just dropping the last search term without telling you. Then when you click another filter option it goes to 1 result because it was actually a bad search term, but interestingly enough when you click back to the 'relevant' filter it shows a different ( and better??) page of generic results than if you didn't switch in the first place..

    The "relevant" filter will not only inject a bunch of 'algo' results, but i've noticed for some search terms like "electric skateboard" the list will be broken up into dozens of little segments of varying relevance. It goes normal results>learn while you're at home>people also watched> people also searched > then back to normal results for the rest of the infinite scroll. So I've been going out of my way to use the other filter options whenever looking for new content since you're more likely to get what you asked for.

    This became a lowkey ramble so I apologise if this is just noise with regards to the thread, it was somewhat cathartic to write for whatever reason though haha

    3 votes
  3. Comment on So ... The Expanse in ~tv

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    I've thought this for a while. It's a good enough show for me to watch, but I actually had to ask a friend several times "does it get better" and clarify I didn't mean the space parts but instead...

    I've thought this for a while. It's a good enough show for me to watch, but I actually had to ask a friend several times "does it get better" and clarify I didn't mean the space parts but instead the writing and acting. Amos is the only character that I seem to remember having any amount of depth and character development. Going from a brute to compassionate isn't the most original thing in the world but it was paced right and fits just fine.

    Everyone else is acting like they're on a stage show. I mean I honestly dont understand why the main character is always so melodramatic about everything. At this point that's the only thing I can remember about the show, and the other moments where I actually laughed to myself and started enjoying the show like I would 'How I Met Your Mother' if it suddenly had great prodcution value. I had completely forgotten about the romance stuff with naomi, but it did jog loose a faint memory of that weird doublecross thing she did that completely undermined any character development just for the sake of plot:tm:

    I remember saying to a friend on discord that it'd probably make a better book and he pointed out how it was a book first. I can't say I'm surprised because the pacing alone was enough to make me consider stopping at season 3. It feels like the season ends and a new one begins halfway through each season, and stuff the goddamn epstein drive bit really threw me for a loop (that one has gotta be at least a full chapter in the book right?).

    Is there a word for when you don't like or dislike something, because the expanse is a good show. better than most in some regards, but worse than others in ways I wish I could stomach. The last season I watched was the narrative deadend which was the alien planet. I kept waiting for something to happen the entire time, surely it can't all be filler and faux-sususpensful situations right? nope, it was just as unsatisfying a revalation as all the wierd hush hush secrecy in the first season.

    I apologize if nothing im referencing makes any sense, It's been a long time since I've watched it and I honstly dont want refresh my memory by looking for youtube clips. But yeah, it's strange how for such a big show they've managed to only have one character grow even slightly. I started watching for the "its an accurate show about space" but that fades VERY quickly if you care about anything more than that (also isnt 'gravity' in the rosenante wrong for an engine on the back)

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  4. Comment on Yahoo Answers will shut down and delete its archives on May 4 in ~tech

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    I hadn't heard of archiveteam before so I went to the website to check them out and was treated to an old but relevant quote on their homepage. Internet Atrocity! GeoCities' Demise Erases Web...

    I hadn't heard of archiveteam before so I went to the website to check them out and was treated to an old but relevant quote on their homepage.

    "[Yahoo!] found the way to destroy the most massive amount of history in the shortest amount of time with absolutely no recourse"

    Internet Atrocity! GeoCities' Demise Erases Web History
    By Dan Fletcher, TIME Magazine, Monday, Nov. 09, 2009

    It seems like Yahoo! fits the bill for a serial killer at this point.

    9 votes
  5. Comment on Tildes Community Valheim Server - April 2021 Update in ~games

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    I've got access to a friends sliced up dedicated server. We have a bunch of idle gameservers running in docker containers just gathering dust (including a valheim instance that hasnt progressed...

    I've got access to a friends sliced up dedicated server. We have a bunch of idle gameservers running in docker containers just gathering dust (including a valheim instance that hasnt progressed past the elder), it's a fairly beefey server so I think we've got room for a few more.

    We did have some really bad but sporadic issues with desync, although I figure that's more likely to be valheim being valheim more than the server being underpowered. Also it's surprisingly set and forget since just restarting the container will update the server if there is one, which really makes me think of this as a gameserver life support more than anything.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Recommend a piece of fiction that gives a specific feeling, regardless of genre or medium in ~talk

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    I really enjoyed the tv show Utopia, and to a lesser extent Fargo, but I also cannot really describe the feeling they have in common. They're excessively normal worlds turning upsidedown slowly,...

    I really enjoyed the tv show Utopia, and to a lesser extent Fargo, but I also cannot really describe the feeling they have in common. They're excessively normal worlds turning upsidedown slowly, not too much action, but it gets brutal. The pacing is like they have nothing to prove, not afraid of being slow and letting you stew in the world with the characters for a little bit. In Utopia's case there was also the psychological aspect of siding with the emotional or logical side of the arguments. I wish I knew of more stories where you really don't know who you agree with, not being able to tell who the good or bad guys actually are is a confusing feeling.

    While writing that, I also had this youtube channel ringing around in my head so I figured I should mention "The Minute Hour". It's been a while since I've actually watched their stuff but me and some friends got big into it a while ago. This nice grill was the first one I instinctively went back to watch (even though most are just audio tw: mental health+), so maybe it would be a good introduction. Mostly they are absurd skits centering around mental health usually, but the way they go off the rails never gets needlessly "edgy" while gets more than unsettling at times.

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  7. Comment on Being 'notified' of highly upvoted posts even if you aren't subscribed to that particular tilde? in ~tildes

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    It feels like they're just describing the 'bubble up' feature that was floated a little while ago (having trouble finding a link), but yeah I think something like ~popular would be neat either...

    If there was an additional option to display all groups, similar to reddit's /r/all, I think that would do what you want?

    It feels like they're just describing the 'bubble up' feature that was floated a little while ago (having trouble finding a link), but yeah I think something like ~popular would be neat either way. You subscribe to it and then whenever a post gets an elevated level of engangement relative to its topic, it gets put in ~popular.

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  8. Comment on Draw an iceberg and see how it will float in ~science

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    Took me a minute to figure out how to get the iceberg flipping to happen because i kept drawing them horizontal already... If you want some rotation then you'll wanna draw something vertical, like...

    Took me a minute to figure out how to get the iceberg flipping to happen because i kept drawing them horizontal already... If you want some rotation then you'll wanna draw something vertical, like a teardrop or really anything long and thin for exagerated effects

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  9. Comment on New 2021 GPS accuracy issue impacting some Garmin, Suunto, other GPS devices in ~tech

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    I suppose this must be the issue that plagued the 'Straight line through Norway' guy and his path.

    I suppose this must be the issue that plagued the 'Straight line through Norway' guy and his path.

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  10. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~life

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    I get you, something like this is nuanced and weird so there's no one way to slice it. It's fairly common but to different degrees, and honestly I think that's how most groups are formed. Weird...

    I get you, something like this is nuanced and weird so there's no one way to slice it. It's fairly common but to different degrees, and honestly I think that's how most groups are formed. Weird subgroups that broke off from a larger server/community because it just wasn't for them anymore. There's a discord for a swedish indie games company and i know for a fact that it has had dozens of different eras and different circles of friends, all ultimately making their own server and mostly being active there.

    I'm not sure if it was your experience but for me the hacking scene always attracted a certain edgy type, but whatever the reason the community just had a tendency towards toxic behaviour and might have fell into a positive feedback loop with it. All it takes is a few public incidents and you'll have driven away everyone who is appalled by it and it'll just be laughter next time. Okay, that's a bit of an exaggeration since its a slow insidious burn, but that's how it goes usually.

    Sometimes you can change the tide but other times it's just impossible to fix something toxic without harming yourself in exchange. I'll happily tell you to block them and never look back, but I know how easy it is to just keep giving people benefit of the doubt without realising. I'd taken months of verbal abuse shit from my ex before I finally blocked her, and even then I left other platforms open "just in case". You'll feel bad and conflicted no matter what you do, but if you're doing it for them then it takes forever and a day to actually get over it. Although it's not the exact same thing, you do need to allow yourself to be selfish and the option to cut contact entirely without feeling like a shitty person.

    Also at the risk of sounding like a cliche, but i think this is one of those character building moments. Or at least a moment where you've noticeably grown out of something, that sort of thing. As time goes on you'll experience bits of drama that'll give you flashbacks to this because now you've got this red flag defined.

    tldr?
    If you genuinely don't respect that group anymore then answer from that frame of mind, not because you hope they'll work really hard to change if you accept their invitation back.

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  11. Comment on YouTube Terms of Service updated with the “right to monetize” in ~tech

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    ah, that's really cool! Yeah losing videos in the noise is a bit annoying, although since using fraidyc.at/ I've been relaxing quite a bit about that too. I'll have to give freetube a go and see...

    ah, that's really cool! Yeah losing videos in the noise is a bit annoying, although since using fraidyc.at/ I've been relaxing quite a bit about that too. I'll have to give freetube a go and see how it compares, because right now the only channels I'm following with fraidycat are the 'meaty' but infrequent videos.

    Going through and categorizing everything is daunting though but needs doing eventually

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  12. Comment on YouTube Terms of Service updated with the “right to monetize” in ~tech

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    Thanks a bunch for bringing this to my attention. Idk if it's a sitewide thing or just my account, but once i hit 1000 subscriptions it just refused to count any higher. Some of my subs just...

    Thanks a bunch for bringing this to my attention. Idk if it's a sitewide thing or just my account, but once i hit 1000 subscriptions it just refused to count any higher. Some of my subs just wouldn't show up in the sidebar when looking for them, but going to their channel showed I was subscribed (but this took a year-ish to discover as its hard to notice an inactive missing channel). It would always just show some livestreams and then "plus 995 more".

    The export feature @heady mentions also had this soft-cap. No matter how many times I unsubbed from channels or subbed to new ones, the number didn't budge past 1000. So I wouldn't be surprised if that contributed to the export buttons removal. I'm not sure how I didn't notice the feed/channels page, but since I was still getting steady uploads I knew there had to be an accurate list out there somewhere.

    I swear I've subscribed to more than 450 channels since hitting the 1k cap 3 years ago, but then again 450 is still a fair amount and i just tested it with a fresh subscription and it's showing 1451 vs 1450, so I'm no longer paranoid about things going mysteriously missing anymore. Thanks again for highlighting this !

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  13. Comment on Major police operation at Ubisoft Montreal in response to a hoax, originally believed to be a hostage situation in ~news

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    https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2020/11/13/possible-prise-dotage-chez-ubisoft-la-these-du-canular-se-confirme Looks like it yeah... Someone is getting fired at the very least, if not arrested. Anyone...

    https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2020/11/13/possible-prise-dotage-chez-ubisoft-la-these-du-canular-se-confirme

    Looks like it yeah... Someone is getting fired at the very least, if not arrested. Anyone caught swatting really should have the book thrown at them for both inciting panic and wasting emergency resources.

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  14. Comment on NASA's SOFIA has detected water molecules in the Moon's Clavius Crater, the first time water has been discovered on the sunlit surface in ~space

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    Pretty remarkable in terms of making the discovery as this was the first time the beoing 747 mounted telescope had looked at the moon. You can't make those measurements on the surface bc of the...

    Pretty remarkable in terms of making the discovery as this was the first time the beoing 747 mounted telescope had looked at the moon. You can't make those measurements on the surface bc of the water vapor in the air, so the fact this first test has found something measurable is quite amazing.

    "roughly equivalent to a 12-ounce bottle of water – trapped in a cubic meter of soil spread across the lunar surface"

    It doesn't seem super concentrated or anything but it's nice to think there might be more possible landing sites for water utilizing missions. Reading that line about it being 100 times dryer than the sahara desert kind of sobers you up a bit though

    Even if the water stuff doesn't wind up being a breakthrough discovery , we're still pointing new things at the moon and finding new stuff! Doesn't get cooler than that imo

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  15. Comment on What is some noteworthy music that is quarantine/COVID-specific? in ~music

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    A while back a friend streamed a game called Hard Lads which is based on this video where some lads bash eachother and then kiss. Surprisingly fleshed out game to be honest. I caught myself...

    A while back a friend streamed a game called Hard Lads which is based on this video where some lads bash eachother and then kiss. Surprisingly fleshed out game to be honest.

    I caught myself grooving to the soundtrack so checked out the artists other stuff and some of it was by "Lynks Afrikka" and fyi, that's the British version of axe body spray so you know its gon' be good ! I don't know how to describe the vibe of this artist so I wont even bother, but it's certainly a confident vibe.

    They decided to make a video every day for a week (i wonder why) and released the self isolation tapes which consists of a few singles (one now removed it looks like) loosly exploring the pandemic, recession, or even just absurd social commentary as well as 2 live dj sets.

    This thread just made all this stuff come flooding back to me so now i'm binging them all again.. it's gonna be weeks before I can get Extra sad cream out of my head.

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  16. Comment on How to get a "Reddit Experience" for Twitter? in ~tech

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    fraidyc.at is a similar one in a different style. I've started using this recently as it's nice to have youtube/instagram/twitter/etc all in one place (and that I can export at a later date). It's...

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    fraidyc.at is a similar one in a different style. I've started using this recently as it's nice to have youtube/instagram/twitter/etc all in one place (and that I can export at a later date). It's a bit awkward if you're wanting to directly interact with images and whatnot, and I think it'll suffer in regards to conversations quite badly. Just wanted to throw its hat in the ring since I've started to love this kind of personal curation.

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  17. Comment on Escargot: A custom, reverse-engineered server to bring back MSN Messenger in ~tech

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    Ahhh that's funny in retrospect. Probably a case of that "telephone game" effect losing things in transmission over year groups. Since for us and the years above/below us it was definitely an...

    Ahhh that's funny in retrospect. Probably a case of that "telephone game" effect losing things in transmission over year groups. Since for us and the years above/below us it was definitely an "addy to add people" vs just being short for email address but now that you've pointed it out - I'm certain it started that way for sure

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  18. Comment on Escargot: A custom, reverse-engineered server to bring back MSN Messenger in ~tech

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    I fear you're probably right, for me the biggest part of msn was the irl aspect of it. Going around giving your addy (idk if this was commonplace, but we called the email your addy bc its what you...

    I fear you're probably right, for me the biggest part of msn was the irl aspect of it. Going around giving your addy (idk if this was commonplace, but we called the email your addy bc its what you use to add people) and coming home with a list of your friends addys. Carefully typing them in making sure to get all the numbers and XxCapitalZation correct, then the awkward first message even though you've been friends for a while. Not to mention the group chats you'd randomly get added to and be exposed to an entirely different circle of friends for just a moment before someone nudges the group and everyone leaves... memories.

    but even if it doesn't take off again it'll be nice to have the server-side part of it. It's devastating when "the servers" get taken offline and lost forever, especially in games. Even just logging into it and flicking around the interface is cathartic for me. Flooded with memories I didn't know I'd lost.

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  19. Comment on What are some good recommendations for ambient background music? in ~music

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    I got big into vaporwave-y stuff when i realized I loved ambient/passive things more. That might be fun thing to explore over time. Blank banshee, Saint pepsi, 2814, and Corp (esp 'palm mall') are...

    I got big into vaporwave-y stuff when i realized I loved ambient/passive things more. That might be fun thing to explore over time. Blank banshee, Saint pepsi, 2814, and Corp (esp 'palm mall') are some of my go-to searches when looking for an album to fall asleep to although some are full speed and more hypnagogic because of the distorted patterns/loops like when you get just 1 line of a song stuck in your head.

    There's an aggregator channel called "vapor memory" which is a pretty good place to dip your toes and see whats popular. I found a band called Elyphant on there which is closer to dubstep than it is vaporwave, but super atmospheric and has almost no lyrics at all save for the occasional vocal glitch effect and whatnot.

    Another good atmospheric thing is literally anything by Cristobal Tapia de Veer. They've done a few hour long soundtracks for a show called "Utopia" which is eerie/unsettling kinds of atmospheric. There's a much faster/lighthearted but still tense feeling soundtrack he did for a show called Dirk Gently. I missed this one until now, but he also did one for a show called "Humans" an hour and a half of flat atmospheric ambience as opposed to the eerie stuff of Utopia.

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  20. Comment on A robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human? in ~tech

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    It reeks of "this dog drove a car/flew a plane/whatever else" and you see something like this. Yeah, if you squint a little maybe I could see it. But until you don't need to cherrypick and omit...

    It reeks of "this dog drove a car/flew a plane/whatever else" and you see something like this. Yeah, if you squint a little maybe I could see it. But until you don't need to cherrypick and omit nonsense, it's not even close.

    Especially because now I don't know how much I can really trust in regards to what I was impressed by. I was going to say that even if its a bit cherrypicked, I'm still impressed by the flow, language, and coverage of the peice but now I have no clue how much of that was the editor or the product. If the cherrypicked examples of gpt2 and how compelling Ai Dungeon turned out to be, I am actually a bit scared of how well gpt3 will perform. But this article felt a bit like a nothing burger to me.

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