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  1. Comment on What git commands do you use frequently that you think more people should use? in ~comp

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    git pull --rebase and git merge --squash. Merging your change into mainline should be one commit, not an merge commit with tons of other commits polluting the history. Your change came in at the...

    git pull --rebase and git merge --squash.

    Merging your change into mainline should be one commit, not an merge commit with tons of other commits polluting the history. Your change came in at the time it was merged, the other commits don't matter. And if you need to update before you push, again, you don't need a merge commit. Rebase and fix your problem then push. Stop polluting the history with stupid shit that doesn't matter to anyone else.

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  2. Comment on A dictionary with expressive definitions unlike those anywhere else in ~humanities

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    Slightly offtopic, but I opened this on a 27" 1440p monitor that's about 2 feet from my face, and I said out loud "why is that text so small?". Am I getting old, or was that text not meant for a...

    Slightly offtopic, but I opened this on a 27" 1440p monitor that's about 2 feet from my face, and I said out loud "why is that text so small?".

    Am I getting old, or was that text not meant for a desktop screen? I think it's the latter due to the ridiculous margins on the sides of the article, but would love to be reassure that I'm not just some old fogey yelling at clouds.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on The mysterious Instagram influencers offering cash for hotel bed jumping videos in ~tech

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    No shit? Man, I trust his instincts then. Still, I would love to see the same depth he that he showed on Tickled!

    No shit? Man, I trust his instincts then. Still, I would love to see the same depth he that he showed on Tickled!

    2 votes
  4. Comment on California Bill to put health warnings on sugary drinks and soda advances in ~health

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    This comment contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer.

    This comment contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on The mysterious Instagram influencers offering cash for hotel bed jumping videos in ~tech

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    This sounds exactly like that ”competetive tickling” nonsense that had a documentary come out a few years back. That thing had the same weird vibes around it. Really wish the article author here...

    This sounds exactly like that ”competetive tickling” nonsense that had a documentary come out a few years back. That thing had the same weird vibes around it. Really wish the article author here had done a full dive like think Tickled folks because I think their fetish instincts are right.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Social media is the death of love: a GoT introspective in ~tv

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    I think that GoT suffered from something that I've seen many non "monster of the week" style shows suffer from since Lost, and that's just not knowing how to end. You can even see it in long...

    I think that GoT suffered from something that I've seen many non "monster of the week" style shows suffer from since Lost, and that's just not knowing how to end. You can even see it in long running movie franchises, and I assume some longer form books (GoT actually being a good example there as well).

    When something is successful, whoever is making money off of it doesn't want it to stop. This means that instead of having a story (be it a TV show, movie, or book) that has a strong beginning, interesting middle, and already known end, we end up with media that has a captivating beginning with a middle that drags on and on only to reach an end that is there just to get one last payday.

    You saw it with Lost and GoT (both book and TV series) where they painted themselves into corners plot wise and just had to either leave things out or modify character behavior to be able to create an ending, even if it doesn't make the most sense. Some media series, notably most long running comic books (and even the MCU with Captain Marvel) rely on just retconning stuff or outright deus ex machina.

    It's extremely frustrating as a fan of long form media to see creators unable or unwilling to just end their stories before they run out of idea or diverge too wildly. It's okay to have 26 episodes over two years of solid gold. It's okay to have a single movie tell a story you wanted to tell without trying to get more out of it. It's frustrating that everything (even video games!) need to have sequels in mind when the work comes from large studios. As much as I enjoy large franchises like John Wick and the MCU, I've found much more enjoyment out of standalone stories like Interstellar and Ex Machina.

    Leave people wanting more and you won't end up with all of twitter bitching about how you made one of your characters that has shown some of the most growth over 8 years completely revert just so you can kill him off alongside the person he had finally moved away from. It's such an easy problem to avoid if you just let a story be a story and actually end at the right time.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel - Trailer 2 in ~movies

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    I mean, I knew she won an Oscar, but I couldn't remember it or be bothered to look it up. Scott Pilgrim is a bit more on genre with Captain Marvel than The Room is.

    i'm pretty sure that is her most recognizable role.

    I mean, I knew she won an Oscar, but I couldn't remember it or be bothered to look it up. Scott Pilgrim is a bit more on genre with Captain Marvel than The Room is.

  8. Comment on Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel - Trailer 2 in ~movies

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    She was Envy in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. I know she's been in other things, but I think they're a bit outside of my preferred genres.

    Personally, I couldn't name one other thing she's been in.

    She was Envy in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. I know she's been in other things, but I think they're a bit outside of my preferred genres.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Are the lyrics to "Baby, It's Cold Outside" now too inappropriate for radio? in ~misc

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    The fact that this is two tags, ”rape culture” and ”gender violence” speaks volumes to the conversation that is being looked for here. How about ”context matters” and ”wilful misunderstanding”?...

    The fact that this is two tags, ”rape culture” and ”gender violence” speaks volumes to the conversation that is being looked for here.

    How about ”context matters” and ”wilful misunderstanding”? Maybe a conversation about how women are so sexually free in modern America that a song featuring a woman trying to vocally rationalize her desire to stay over with a man written 75 years ago is now being seen by those ignorant of their past as ”rapey”?

    Like, come on. Let's at least pretend we're being intellectualy honest.

    28 votes
  10. Comment on General Tildes feedback/questions, primarily around becoming publicly-visible soon (but still invite-only) in ~tildes.official

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    I was someone that emailed you for an invite, and while I'm grateful for it, I'm also one of those people that feels pretty alienated from the site. Like, I don't align with what appears to be the...

    The activity level has been slowly but consistently dropping, and a large portion of users aren't coming back, or only very rarely.

    I was someone that emailed you for an invite, and while I'm grateful for it, I'm also one of those people that feels pretty alienated from the site. Like, I don't align with what appears to be the sites politics exactly (or even very well), and some of the most active topics are political in nature. That means that I either have to go into those threads and be ready to actively debate folks knowing that I'm in the minority, or just avoid them altogether. Since all the other topics I see are generally very low volume, I've found myself basically coming here every week or two to see what's up.

    Now, I'm not saying you need to find a group of folks with the same political bent that I have so we can sit around jerking each other off, but it would be great to see other topics more active so that when I'm avoiding these political posts, I have something else to do. I know that comes with a larger user base, but for right now, it's basically like reading reddit without filtering out all the political subs.

    If you're not going to keep it read only at the start, you might want to keep that in mind. While it may seem beneficial to keep people out who would join just to fling shit, there's a good number of folks that want something different that are going to see the front page and just go "yeah, I'd rather find somewhere else to discuss my anime".

    7 votes
  11. Comment on The Curious Animosity of Fred and Ethel Mertz in ~tv

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    Man, this article really needed an editor. There are quite a few typos and misses on capitalization... not to mention the whole "rhymes with witch" thing. To censor the past is to disregard it....

    Man, this article really needed an editor. There are quite a few typos and misses on capitalization... not to mention the whole "rhymes with witch" thing. To censor the past is to disregard it. Frawley was a jackass, use the words he used. Trying to soften the blow softens the man.

    That said, I knew there were issues on the set... I wonder if there's any good book or documentary about it that really fives into all the shit that happened.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Hey ~comp, what's your current project? [2] in ~comp

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    I've been dicking around with Kotlin on Android by writing a library/app for reading reddit. I just recently wrote a bunch of network access code using coroutines, which I'm pretty excited about.

    I've been dicking around with Kotlin on Android by writing a library/app for reading reddit. I just recently wrote a bunch of network access code using coroutines, which I'm pretty excited about.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Presidential Alert Test, thoughts? in ~talk

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    That's a real concern you have? You not only think Trump, but all the people between him and the message being sent, would use an emergency alert channel to shitpost about something of no consequence?

    That's a real concern you have? You not only think Trump, but all the people between him and the message being sent, would use an emergency alert channel to shitpost about something of no consequence?

    11 votes
  14. Comment on Kavanagh Vote Delayed One Week for FBI Probe in ~news

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    I'm kinda disappointed reading this, as I wrote a reply about this (and to you specifically) about this some time ago. I still feel that his explanation about baseball tickets is completely...

    He also still has sketchy details in his past regarding his hundreds of thousands of dollars in credit card debt that just vanished right before his nomination came out.

    I'm kinda disappointed reading this, as I wrote a reply about this (and to you specifically) about this some time ago. I still feel that his explanation about baseball tickets is completely plausible. If you don't, I'd love to hear why, because you never really got back to me on that.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on Trump urges world to reject globalism in UN speech that draws mocking laughter in ~news

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    I can honestly say I've never seen someone complain that /r/politics swings any direction other than left. If there actually are people that find it swings right, even a little bit, I would love...

    I see both sides thinking the r/politics mods are in the pockets of the other side.

    I can honestly say I've never seen someone complain that /r/politics swings any direction other than left. If there actually are people that find it swings right, even a little bit, I would love to see their reasoning, because it seems so obvious to me that that's not true that I'm left wondering if I'm missing something.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Many updates to The Feature Formerly Known as Comment Tagging in ~tildes.official

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    The whole 24 hour cool down resetting 24 hours from use reminds me of the issues Blizzard had with daily cool downs on tradrskills I'm World of Warcraft back in the day. They ultimately decided to...

    The whole 24 hour cool down resetting 24 hours from use reminds me of the issues Blizzard had with daily cool downs on tradrskills I'm World of Warcraft back in the day. They ultimately decided to move to a daily reset at some specific time, no matter when you had used your cool down.

    I don't know how hard a system like that would be Tildes, but it might help break that FOMO feeling that could lead to people using their exemplary vote as soon as possible so that they can use it as often as possible.

    Maybe, eventually, allowing used to ”store” some small number, so that they're encouraged to use them still, since there's a low limit, but they're not pressed to spend them ASAP in the hopes that the next comment they see deserving of the label will have an exemplary available to them.

    All in all I like the idea, and the paths forward that it creates. Would love to see how it all boils down statistically.

    7 votes
  17. Comment on Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years in Prison in ~news

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    In my opinion, you do your argument a disservice by lumping these three and Cosby all together in one group.

    Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, Brett Kavanaugh

    In my opinion, you do your argument a disservice by lumping these three and Cosby all together in one group.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Reddit's replacement for Gold (with "Reddit Premium" and "Coins") has now rolled out in ~tech

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    Oh yeah, the redesign is hot garbage. It's clearly been designed in a ”business first” environment with zero regard for end users. It's the exact kind of shit that you see splinter user bases, but...

    Oh yeah, the redesign is hot garbage. It's clearly been designed in a ”business first” environment with zero regard for end users. It's the exact kind of shit that you see splinter user bases, but those that remain are slightly more profitable than before the redesign.

    The problem is those lucrative users will move on to the next hot thing that is created by those users they forced out.

    9 votes
  19. Comment on Reddit's replacement for Gold (with "Reddit Premium" and "Coins") has now rolled out in ~tech

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    Gold always seemed like a way to sort of pay to advertise the post or comment of somebody else. While it's true that reddit doesn't make any of the content on the site, they still provide the...

    Gold always seemed like a way to sort of pay to advertise the post or comment of somebody else. While it's true that reddit doesn't make any of the content on the site, they still provide the framework around which that content is shared and discovered, so they obviously have some value.

    So, while yes, they're not making the content or curating it, they're developing the tools that others use, and that's definitely worth something. Arguably, without reddit, none of this information would be available... that means that reddit obviously has some value, and if people are willing to pay what reddit thinks its worth, how is that a problem?

    3 votes
  20. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    That made me almost stop reading the rest of your post. It doesn't add anything to the conversation other than to set a harshly negative tone, and it's disheartening to not only see it, but see...

    Tech has come a long way but the stereotypical Cheetos dust covered raging neckbeard type is still a very prominent, if shrinking, portion of the industry.

    That made me almost stop reading the rest of your post. It doesn't add anything to the conversation other than to set a harshly negative tone, and it's disheartening to not only see it, but see that it looks to be a favored approach to the conversation.

    Even if we completely ignore how hurtful and exclusionary the attitude itself is you would think people would at least recognize that not going on rampages against someone’s personal character for making a mistake or not being the greatest ever is bad for the product.

    Yes, insulting people over bad code is not a great way to help most people learn. Some people take it as a challenge to prove themselves better than the person insulting them, but there are better ways to provide feedback to someones work, and all of them avoid insulting them.

    When I worked at Lyft it was the first company that I had ever worked at where trying and failing was more appreciated than just succeeding, and it showed across the board - employee morale was always extremely high, everyone was super invested in the success of the company, people were willing to brainstorm and try things they weren’t certain would work out well because if it didn’t work your boss wouldn’t call you a fucking moron who should’ve become a janitor or something, they would just go out and get a beer with you and you’d come back the next day and try something new again.

    I think it's a mistake to conflate code that "fails" with code that is "bad". It's possible to write fantastic code that ends up not solving the problem you initially set out to solve. Failing is a great way to learn, be it through exploring new areas that you are unfamiliar with to improving your foresight with experience. I don't think any honest person would say that failing occasionally is a bad thing, as long as you learn from it.

    The problem comes in if you're not learning from your failures. If you're writing "bad" code when you should know better. If you do that frequently, then you're not learning from your failures, you're just repeating them, and that's when failure is actually "bad".

    I'm guessing at your intent, but I think that you're equating that "inability to fail" with a meritocracy, and I don't think that's true in any GOOD meritocracy. Good developers recognize those that fail gracefully. I personally respect several people I currently work with that made some great code on projects that ultimately failed, as what they did was still a technological marvel of solving very strange problems. They wear that project that failed as a badge of pride, because they know the project might have been a failure, but the work itself was not.

    If that's not your point, I would love for you to explain it to me. As it stands, I must be missing the aspect that relates to the posted link here, as most of your post seems to be more about Linus' rants.

    5 votes