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  1. Comment on Please tell me what you think about this idea for a text editor/Linux Distribution combo in ~comp

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    You'd be surprised, trying to do anything other than reading or other simple text based tasks can be a chore on e-ink screens, even with full fledged Android support. But a Kindle would be good,...

    You'd be surprised, trying to do anything other than reading or other simple text based tasks can be a chore on e-ink screens, even with full fledged Android support. But a Kindle would be good, it's just kind of a gamble whether or not you get one with a jailbreakable software revision, and it's a relatively technical process to get everything setup even if you do.

    Kindle's have a web browser too, however, and it would probably be possible to create a basic Android app that acted as an intermediary between a keyboard and the Kindle's web browser by hosting a local webpage, so you could connect your Kindle to your phone's network, and then open a page in the web browser and use that to do your writing, without needing to jailbreak it. Developing an app like that would also require a relatively significant amount of technical expertise.

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  2. Comment on Please tell me what you think about this idea for a text editor/Linux Distribution combo in ~comp

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    It would probably be better to get an Android e-reader, like one of the Onyx e-readers, since you could install more feature rich text editors on them (along with out of the box usb and bluetooth...

    It would probably be better to get an Android e-reader, like one of the Onyx e-readers, since you could install more feature rich text editors on them (along with out of the box usb and bluetooth support) without needing to jailbreak, and because many of the newer Kindle software revisions are unjailbreakable.

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  3. Comment on What shows from the last 5 years will become classics? in ~anime

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    I like the concept of 'cultural classic,' and I think that's where shows like Naruto fit as well. I know that My Hero Academia hasn't managed to gain anywhere near the level of popularity as...

    I like the concept of 'cultural classic,' and I think that's where shows like Naruto fit as well. I know that My Hero Academia hasn't managed to gain anywhere near the level of popularity as something like Naruto or Dragon Ball Z, but in my experience it's one of the most popular mainstream anime within the last 5 years. It's a long-running series, so it has plenty of time to catch up as well. MHA may not entirely be a gateway anime, but it seems to be an anime people tend to watch after watching a gateway anime, which could be enough.

    That's just anecdotal evidence of course, but I think it may become a classic because of it's current popularity, and it's intersection with the popularity of other superhero content like the Marvel movies. Furthermore, while it isn't a masterpiece by any means, it's creative and a well executed member of it's genre, it knows what it's trying to do and does it pretty well.

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  4. Comment on What shows from the last 5 years will become classics? in ~anime

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    Made in Abyss and Mob Psycho 100 are both contenders I think. One Punch Man looked promising, but I think season 2 will probably prevent it from being considered a classic. I hope Uchuu Kyoudai is...

    Made in Abyss and Mob Psycho 100 are both contenders I think. One Punch Man looked promising, but I think season 2 will probably prevent it from being considered a classic.

    I hope Uchuu Kyoudai is one day considered a classic, but I don't think it will ever reach that level of recognition.

    Classic is kindof vague though, as it could mean really popular, or really high quality. I know there are a number of anime considered classic that also aren't great.

    Going by popularity, I think My Hero Academia will be considered a classic at some point.

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  5. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    I see, I'm not a huge fan of any of the shows that you named either. If you're open for recommendations, two Anime that I like that aren't too melodramatic would be "Uchuu Kyoudai" (an anime about...

    I see, I'm not a huge fan of any of the shows that you named either. If you're open for recommendations, two Anime that I like that aren't too melodramatic would be "Uchuu Kyoudai" (an anime about a man who strives to become an astronaut), and "Natsume Yuujinchou" (an anime about a teenage boy who can see monsters, yes I know that it sounds very stereotypical).

    People tend to cosplay the shows with the most mindshare at the time, which tend to be worse, considering popularity =/= quality. Also, anime isn't a genre, it's a medium, there's a pretty large difference. There can be sci-fi or horror anime.

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  6. Comment on What's your SILLY unpopular opinion? in ~talk

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    Out of curiosity, which anime have you watched? Also I'd like to point out that most media requires some effort sifting through bad content to find the good content.

    Out of curiosity, which anime have you watched? Also I'd like to point out that most media requires some effort sifting through bad content to find the good content.

  7. Comment on Adblocking for Android Smart Phone? in ~comp

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    I would recommend not using stuff like Blockada, since they emulate VPN's and can be bad for battery life, in my experience (and don't let you use VPN's at the same time). I would recommend using...

    I would recommend not using stuff like Blockada, since they emulate VPN's and can be bad for battery life, in my experience (and don't let you use VPN's at the same time). I would recommend using a DNS based ad blocker, like AdGuard DNS. I'm pretty sure private DNS is compatible with any Android phone on Android Pie or higher.

    For Youtube, you can use Youtube Vanced (a modded version of the regular Youtube app) or Newpipe (more minimalist, very lightweight) on unrooted phones pretty easily.

    For browser ad blocking, I would use Bromite, a modified version of chromium for Android with some cool additions.

    I use Bromite, Youtube Vanced and AdGuard DNS and haven't seen an ad in months.

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  8. Comment on What games would you consider "expired classics"? in ~games

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    I agree, I played Shadow of the Colossus on pcsx2 a year ago, also for the first time in my life. You can tweak it a bit to run at 1080p, and to run at higher frame-rates. I don't remember the...

    I agree, I played Shadow of the Colossus on pcsx2 a year ago, also for the first time in my life. You can tweak it a bit to run at 1080p, and to run at higher frame-rates. I don't remember the camera ever being a big issue, and I think it holds up spectacularly (although I never played it originally).

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  9. Comment on What are the Big Problems? in ~talk

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    OK, so some way to increase mental flexibility then... Although I know lots of old people that are still very mentally flexible. I guess I just don't think waiting for old people to die out should...

    OK, so some way to increase mental flexibility then... Although I know lots of old people that are still very mentally flexible.

    I guess I just don't think waiting for old people to die out should be our solution for change in society.

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  10. Comment on What are the Big Problems? in ~talk

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    I think these are separate issues. Working toward better healthcare globally, and working on artificial life extension can be done in tandem, both complementing the other.

    I think these are separate issues. Working toward better healthcare globally, and working on artificial life extension can be done in tandem, both complementing the other.

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  11. Comment on What are the Big Problems? in ~talk

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    Well, that's true, for humans as they are right now, but my ideal end goal would not only be to eliminate death, but to improve human intelligence as well. I imagine that these technologies would...

    People don't change all that much. If we don't turn over old people in favor of new people we'll be stuck with the set we have right now (or the ones who are young now and will be totally out of touch with the changed world whenever we eliminate death.)

    Well, that's true, for humans as they are right now, but my ideal end goal would not only be to eliminate death, but to improve human intelligence as well. I imagine that these technologies would develop in parallel, resulting in a smarter population that lives longer.

    we're past the carrying capacity for human life on Earth as it is. I might be ok-ish with eliminating death if we also eliminated or very strongly controlled procreation to maintain a stable population, but they'd need to be paired or we'd have additional issues.

    Yeah, I imagine that these would be paired. Strict birth control has been proven successful in other countries, such as China's one child policy. Although one thing to note is that the higher education and standards of living rise, the lower the birth rate is in countries, so this problem may semi-solve itself.

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  12. Comment on What are the Big Problems? in ~talk

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    Death. We really should be doing more to eliminate death. Everyone should be focusing as much as possible on how they can help fight against death, and yet, it's an issue that is almost never...

    Death. We really should be doing more to eliminate death. Everyone should be focusing as much as possible on how they can help fight against death, and yet, it's an issue that is almost never brought up in politics. Really, the only people focusing on this issue seem to be niche organizations, and wealthy philanthropists.

    Every once in a while some famous person decides to get cryogenically frozen, and we all seem to laugh at them, as if it's a pipe dream that we wouldn't have to die. I'm not especially educated in the science surrounding many of the fields responsible for life extension, but I'm confident that if humanity as a whole came together in an effort to eliminate death, it would happen a lot sooner than it is happening right now.

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  13. Comment on Untitled Goose Game in ~games

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    I've been playing for some time now and the game is pretty fun. They've really nailed the goose mechanics, and the interactions with the NPC's are funny. I hope they release expansions with new...

    I've been playing for some time now and the game is pretty fun. They've really nailed the goose mechanics, and the interactions with the NPC's are funny. I hope they release expansions with new areas at some point.

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  14. Comment on French Court Says Valve Must Allow Steam Users To Resell Games in ~games

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    I wonder if there would be a way for steam to somehow tie a game to physical media, i.e. some sort of slip you print or, or usb stick you image. Then users could sell those, rather than steam...

    I wonder if there would be a way for steam to somehow tie a game to physical media, i.e. some sort of slip you print or, or usb stick you image. Then users could sell those, rather than steam creating an online marketplace. This could potentially limit the negative effects that reselling would otherwise cause, since it would be similar to reselling a game cartridge.

    The crux of this idea would be to make it impossible to transfer the game digitally, only through hand-to-hand transactions or via mail. It's really hard for me to imagine a way for this to actually work though. If they used slips of paper, people could just scan them and send them over the internet, if they used usb sticks or dvd's, people could just image them and send them over the internet.

    Perhaps they could provide some special type of DVD, or paper, along with a scanner, to prevent that kind of thing? Would requiring the usage of these sort of items go against the ruling?

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  15. Comment on Richard Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation, and from his position at MIT in ~tech

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    Sorry, I meant to simply probe your response and get more info about your viewpoint. I'm see how this message can be interpreted as dismissive, but I interpreted your question as a bit dismissive...

    But you dismissed my take on it multiple times, when I was explicitly answering your question/point...

    Sorry, I meant to simply probe your response and get more info about your viewpoint. I'm see how this message can be interpreted as dismissive, but I interpreted your question as a bit dismissive of my line of questioning as a whole (a mouthful, I know).

    I'd rather be divisive than indecisive, drop the niceties.

    Ok.

    first defending him, then dismissing those who argued to passionately about his behavior with tone policing, and finally with Just Asking Questions about his mental state and how that might lessen the fact that his behavior was inappropriate

    I'm a bit confused, are you saying that these are things I've done? I don't think I've been defending him, just addressing claims that you've made. I only brought up your tone because it made me uncomfortable, I'm not saying you aren't allowed to talk in whatever tone you choose.

    finally with Just Asking Questions

    I really am just trying to gauge the room, so to speak. If my questions have been more inflammatory than probing, that's my fault, and I apologize.

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  16. Comment on Richard Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation, and from his position at MIT in ~tech

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    Well, I think one of the reasons he's shitty is because he has a lack of social consciousness, along with a very low filter (of what he says). So he will end up publicizing controversial opinions...

    Well, I think one of the reasons he's shitty is because he has a lack of social consciousness, along with a very low filter (of what he says). So he will end up publicizing controversial opinions in a very strong way on topics he doesn't really understand. Keep in mind I don't know much about RMS except for this incident. That's why I don't really want to come to any conclusions, instead I asked a question to see what other people think...

    On a personal note, I think you converse in a very intense manner. Because of this talking with you feels a bit more like an interrogation. This makes me feel a bit uncomfortable.

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  17. Comment on Richard Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation, and from his position at MIT in ~tech

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    It is my belief that every shitty person is shitty for a reason. Rather than simply blame people for being shitty and getting mad, we should discuss why people are shitty, and what we can do to...

    It is my belief that every shitty person is shitty for a reason. Rather than simply blame people for being shitty and getting mad, we should discuss why people are shitty, and what we can do to stop it, and make the world better for everyone.

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  18. Comment on Richard Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation, and from his position at MIT in ~tech

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    That true, but it's important to remember that autism is not one cohesive whole, and in my experience it does influence how well people take criticism, and also how well they respect the...

    That true, but it's important to remember that autism is not one cohesive whole, and in my experience it does influence how well people take criticism, and also how well they respect the boundaries of others.

    Also, there are instances where RMS has changed his actions following people saying that they were hurt. In this incident: https://geekfeminism.wikia.org/wiki/EMACS_virgins_joke, which once referenced women, now (at least according to the wiki page) he has changed the joke.

    It's important to mention that his email is a non-apology, like you said elsewhere in this thread. I have observed that non-apologies are common among people (in general), but especially common among people with antisocial personality disorders. This is just anecdotal evidence however, so I don't want to lend it too much credence.

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  19. Comment on Richard Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation, and from his position at MIT in ~tech

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    True, however a number of accusations made against him, such as the mattress situation within "Appendix A", along with many unpleasant interactions people have described having with him, (or...

    True, however a number of accusations made against him, such as the mattress situation within "Appendix A", along with many unpleasant interactions people have described having with him, (or indeed, were videotaped, such as the foot incident), all seem to have contributed here. I'm not claiming that autism necessarily played a significant part here, but I do think it played a part, and that it's valuable to discuss it.

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  20. Comment on Richard Stallman resigns as president of the Free Software Foundation, and from his position at MIT in ~tech

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    Well, this was most likely the right move, both for him and for MIT themselves. One thing this whole situation has made me wonder is: how should we approach people that have autism or other...

    Well, this was most likely the right move, both for him and for MIT themselves. One thing this whole situation has made me wonder is: how should we approach people that have autism or other anti-social-personality disorders in positions of power? I'm interested in seeing what people here think.

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