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  1. Comment on Archiving a deceased loved one's Twitter timeline, including media in ~tech

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    What about the Twitter archive download? Or do the family of the deceased not have access to the account?

    What about the Twitter archive download? Or do the family of the deceased not have access to the account?

  2. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

  3. Comment on Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his Vice President in ~news

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    The polling average accounts for pollster rating.

    The polling average accounts for pollster rating.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Beirut hit by massive explosions, killing over 135 people and injuring over 5000 in ~news

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    New reporting indicates that a shipment of highly-explosive sodium nitrate that was confiscated from a ship more than a year ago exploded in a warehouse located in the port.

    New reporting indicates that a shipment of highly-explosive sodium nitrate that was confiscated from a ship more than a year ago exploded in a warehouse located in the port.

    14 votes
  5. The Trump campaign is currently spending $5.4 million per week on Facebook ads, almost assuredly making it the platform's largest advertiser

    @Judd Legum: The Trump campaign is currently spending $5.4 MILLION PER WEEK on Facebook That's a $280 million annual rate.The Trump campaign is almost certainly Facebook's largest advertiser In 2019, Home Depot was the largest advertiser, spending $178.5 million pic.twitter.com/4BjWknL73H

    13 votes
  6. Comment on Taylor Swift releases a surprise eighth album: Folklore in ~music

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    Many of the songs were also produced by The National's Aaron Dessner!

    Many of the songs were also produced by The National's Aaron Dessner!

    2 votes
  7. Comment on New York City rental market pushed to breaking point by tenant debts in ~life

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    Absolutely just kicking the Millennial generation while they're already down. The average American millennial only has a net worth of $8,000 thanks to the Great Recession, student-loan debt, and...

    This crisis is going to leave a generation of people in mountains of debt because of the failures of Trump and the federal government.

    Absolutely just kicking the Millennial generation while they're already down. The average American millennial only has a net worth of $8,000 thanks to the Great Recession, student-loan debt, and high cost of living.

    8 votes
  8. Comment on Racism is rampant on Reddit, and its moderators are in open revolt - The site’s CEO says it will implement a new hate speech policy in ~tech

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    That follows with a followup tweet:

    That follows with a followup tweet:

    Reddit CEO Steve Huffman / Spez said: "They have complete freedom to do so. The only time a moderator gets in trouble is if they're doing it to spite their community, is if a moderator turns off their community to ruin it."

    6 votes
  9. Comment on Google has banned ZeroHedge from its ad platform for content policy violations related to misinformation about the Black Lives Matter protests in ~tech

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    Update: Only ZeroHedge has been banned from the Google Ads platform. The Federalist received a warning and has three days to remove infringing content before a ban goes into effect.

    Update: Only ZeroHedge has been banned from the Google Ads platform. The Federalist received a warning and has three days to remove infringing content before a ban goes into effect.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Reddit is finally facing its legacy of racism in ~tech

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    I doubt there's any reference to Arrow or Flash, just that he's celebrating on a grave.

    I doubt there's any reference to Arrow or Flash, just that he's celebrating on a grave.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Reddit introduces new "Start Chatting" feature across many subreddits, AskHistorians goes dark for 1 hour in protest to broken promises in ~tech

  12. Comment on Reddit introduces new "Start Chatting" feature across many subreddits, AskHistorians goes dark for 1 hour in protest to broken promises in ~tech

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    It's actually even more complicated than that and technically the third "chat" product they've introduced to the platform. They first launched the chat feature in subreddits last year. This...

    It's actually even more complicated than that and technically the third "chat" product they've introduced to the platform. They first launched the chat feature in subreddits last year. This allowed subreddits to create subreddit-specific chat rooms and lightly moderate them. This is an opt-in feature, so many larger subreddits have chosen to keep it completely disabled. This feature did not change with yesterday's announcement.

    They also launched the "chat view" commenting feature last year in certain subreddits to provide real-time comments during live threads (e.g. sporting events, TV shows). This feature is also entirely controlled by the moderators of subreddit since it requires creating a submission with the "chat view" comment sort.

    What they announced yesterday uses the direct chat interface to completely bypasses the subreddit, its rules, and its moderation. They're just throwing random users into direct group chats based on where they clicked the "start chatting" button. As many have pointed out, this undermines a subreddit's rules because there is no mechanism for moderation and misleadingly associates itself with the subreddit when no such affiliation exists.

    I think this implementation is actually worse than if they had just forced all subreddits to enable the chat rooms feature. At least then we could have locked down the chat to prevent the spreading of misinformation or abuse/harassment. Instead we're guaranteed to receive modmails complaining about private discussions in these group chats where we have absolutely no control.

    12 votes
  13. Comment on SpaceX to test Starlink “sun visor” to reduce brightness in ~space

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    It's remarkable that a single company can unilaterally obstruct the night sky and potentially ruin the future of ground-based astronomy.

    He predicted that the visors would have a “massive effect” on the brightness of the satellites.

    It's remarkable that a single company can unilaterally obstruct the night sky and potentially ruin the future of ground-based astronomy.

    10 votes
  14. Comment on White House, Senate agree to $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package in ~finance

  15. Comment on White House, Senate agree to $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package in ~finance

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    Senate Democrats had to endure a single day of conservative politicians and media accusing them of torpedoing the bill in order to gain almost every concession they wanted.

    But good to see the two sides can briefly ignore their constant bickering with each other to try and actually help the country out.

    Senate Democrats had to endure a single day of conservative politicians and media accusing them of torpedoing the bill in order to gain almost every concession they wanted.

    15 votes
  16. Comment on Democratic National Committee nixes audience for Phoenix debate over coronavirus concerns in ~news

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    There shouldn't be audiences at debates anyways. The inability of the hosts and moderators to prevent the audience from reacting to the candidates' comments/jokes/fights distorts the viewer's...

    There shouldn't be audiences at debates anyways. The inability of the hosts and moderators to prevent the audience from reacting to the candidates' comments/jokes/fights distorts the viewer's experience. See: The Bloomberg supporters who were booing everyone during the last debate.

    6 votes