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  1. Comment on A basic wiki system is now available for groups in ~tildes.official

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    I would like to have permission to contribute to the wiki.

    I would like to have permission to contribute to the wiki.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Terminator: Dark Fate - Official Trailer in ~movies

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    I read through a lot of that early today. I was in stitches laughing so hard at some of the comments there.

    I read through a lot of that early today. I was in stitches laughing so hard at some of the comments there.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on What's something you want to bring up but never get asked about or have the chance to? in ~talk

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    'Baby boomer' parents, generally, dissuaded their children from talking about religion and politics. I am a child of these people. I'm seeing a shift in this with younger generations. More and...

    'Baby boomer' parents, generally, dissuaded their children from talking about religion and politics. I am a child of these people. I'm seeing a shift in this with younger generations. More and more younger people are talking about so called 'taboo' subjects.

    Thankfully my mother instilled into me the 'gift of gab'. She promoted the idea to talk about anything (my father did not).

    Now that I am in the middle of my life I can, clearly, see the benefit of openly discussing almost anything. My wife and I have learned from academia that 'emotional intelligence' may be one of the most important things to learn and pass onto our children.

    We've been practicing this and have seen that it has benefited all of us. We wouldn't be able to accomplish this if it weren't for being as open and honest as possible in our conversations.

    Personally, I'd like to talk more about Judaism/Christianity and how their influence has shaped the culture in which us westerners live in. It is something that I have been able to accomplish through niche communities such as r/AcademicBiblical and r/AskBibleScholars. On the other hand, it is almost impossible to engage in outside of these online communities.

    I have been gathering much support through these online communities and we are planning a launch of an academic scholarly YouTube channel that will deliver free information to those who are interested.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on If anyone can give us a real Facebook alternative, it’s Apple in ~tech

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    I'd say your assessment is plausible. And I'm being optimistic.

    I'd say your assessment is plausible. And I'm being optimistic.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on If anyone can give us a real Facebook alternative, it’s Apple in ~tech

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    I've been alpha/beta-testing all sorts of platforms for many years. Here's an uncompleted list: Gmail Orkut Facebook Google Wave Google Plus Reddit Imzy Campfire Tildes And here I am now,...

    I've been alpha/beta-testing all sorts of platforms for many years.

    Here's an uncompleted list:

    • Gmail
    • Orkut
    • Facebook
    • Google Wave
    • Google Plus
    • Reddit
    • Imzy
    • Campfire
    • Tildes

    And here I am now, wondering if we've got it all figured out. Take a look back at that uncompleted list and tell me what you see.

    I'd, really, like to know. I've been doing this for so long and it seems that we are getting nowhere. On the other hand, I am still willing to give it another shot. Will Tildes get it right this time?

    5 votes
  6. Comment on What 40000 Videos Tell Us About The Youtube Trending Tab in ~tech

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    There's always whistle-blowers, data breaches, leaked documents, etc. :::crossing fingers:::

    And it's impossible for us to find out anyways

    There's always whistle-blowers, data breaches, leaked documents, etc. :::crossing fingers:::

  7. Comment on What 40000 Videos Tell Us About The Youtube Trending Tab in ~tech

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    I don't know. Isn't it obvious that Alphabet/Google/Youtube is giving 'traditional media' much more preference? Usually, in cases like this it comes down to money. That was my point.

    How would you even do that?

    I don't know. Isn't it obvious that Alphabet/Google/Youtube is giving 'traditional media' much more preference? Usually, in cases like this it comes down to money. That was my point.

  8. Comment on What 40000 Videos Tell Us About The Youtube Trending Tab in ~tech

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    Would 'following the money' sort out this confusion?

    Would 'following the money' sort out this confusion?

  9. Comment on Looking for free online document collaboration tools for academics in ~tech

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    Thank you for those.

    Thank you for those.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Looking for free online document collaboration tools for academics in ~tech

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    Preferably hosted by someone else. How about a free basic account with the option to upgrade in the future?

    Preferably hosted by someone else. How about a free basic account with the option to upgrade in the future?

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Looking for free online document collaboration tools for academics in ~tech

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    Yes. More like this.

    Something collaborative but not attached to Google/more respectful of privacy like Cryptpad?

    Yes. More like this.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on White House launches tool for social media censorship complaints in ~news

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    I'm embarrassed that I missed, somehow, the staff page. Thanks!

    I'm embarrassed that I missed, somehow, the staff page. Thanks!

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What's something you were completely wrong about? in ~talk

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    I learned, by being fortunate (?), that the Bible is not a book. It is a vast library of texts spanning hundreds, if not thousands, of years. I, slowly, began to learn about this over twenty years...

    I learned, by being fortunate (?), that the Bible is not a book. It is a vast library of texts spanning hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

    I, slowly, began to learn about this over twenty years ago and it was a challenging prospect when I began.

    I'd say that the repercussions were, for the most part, fascinating and liberating.

    The overall experience has been enlightening, to say the least.

    Anyone can learn from 'the outside'. In fact, I first became more involved with this by moderating r/AcademicBiblical for almost three years. I then went on to found r/AskBibleScholars. I am, currently, involved with a huge collaboration of Bible scholars and laypeople to bring Biblical literacy to the general public via YouTube. You can see a preview of our Patreon page here.

    I am, certainly, better off because of these experiences. I could say the same for my family, friends, and acquaintances. Proper education has benefited us all.

    EDIT: Updated Patreon page link.

    12 votes
  14. Comment on White House launches tool for social media censorship complaints in ~news

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    I've never looked into who, exactly, is behind the EFF. Would you happen to know more about this?

    I've never looked into who, exactly, is behind the EFF. Would you happen to know more about this?

  15. Comment on Maine Senate endorses bill to elect president by popular vote in ~news