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  1. Comment on Hierarchical Tags: How They're Used and Working Toward a Community Standard [Draft Part 1] in ~tildes

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    I think there's room for user curated tagging. For example, a machine might've tagged my submission The Race is on to Make the Next ‘Game of Thrones’ with the following: Game of Thrones, HBO,...

    I think there's room for user curated tagging.

    For example, a machine might've tagged my submission The Race is on to Make the Next ‘Game of Thrones’ with the following:
    Game of Thrones, HBO, Netflix, The Witcher, Showtime, Halo, Amazon, Lord of the Rings, Apple, Foundation, long read

    The actual tags I added are:
    prestige television, peak tv, postnetwork era, subscriptions, long read
    It will be a very long time (if ever) for Tildes to get automated tagging capable of tying submissions to pertinent bigger ideas or trends rather than the immediate topics.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Why WhatsApp Will Never Be Secure in ~tech

    synergy-unsterile (edited ) Link Parent
    F-Droid is more convenient to install/update than downloading an APK off a webpage (Open Whisper Systems forces Google-less Android users to download the Signal apk from their website or github...

    F-Droid is more convenient to install/update than downloading an APK off a webpage (Open Whisper Systems forces Google-less Android users to download the Signal apk from their website or github repo). It would cost them very little (in comparison to running the Signal Servers) to set up their own official F-Droid repository (like a PPA in Ubuntu terms) so that installs/updates can be made securely without trusting a loose apk file or Google Play.

    Edit: This removal request on the privacytoolsIO issue tracker goes into some depth, points two and three are pertinent.

    (I do use Signal myself, but I am aware of the many trade-offs involved in its usage.)

    7 votes
  3. Comment on What should be done about synonymous tags? in ~tildes

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    I type all my tags manually in a text editor (thereby not getting any tag suggestions) and paste them into the tag field because there is no way to change the order of the tags if I type them in...

    I type all my tags manually in a text editor (thereby not getting any tag suggestions) and paste them into the tag field because there is no way to change the order of the tags if I type them in the field.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on The Mystery of the Millionaire Hermit: He spent years scrimping and saving. But without a will, where’s his money going? in ~life

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    IANAL At that level of wealth an estate plan (a trust, pour-over will, power of attorney, health directive, asset listing, etc) would be more efficient (less costly in time and money to...

    IANAL
    At that level of wealth an estate plan (a trust, pour-over will, power of attorney, health directive, asset listing, etc) would be more efficient (less costly in time and money to administrate, and less contestable if trustor was sound of mind) than a will. In California, you need to go through probate which usually means the heirs need to hire an attorney and wait (months to years depending on the complexity of the estate, even longer if the heirs fight) for a local court to approve any judgments and distributions.

    That's not to say a trust is fool-proof, since the successor trustee may be incompetent or even drain the estate assets for themselves.

    1 vote