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  1. Comment on Facebook’s cryptocurrency to debut next week backed by Visa, Mastercard, Uber, and others in ~tech

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    As long as it is easier for common people to use, then it has all it needs to succeed, unfortunately.

    As long as it is easier for common people to use, then it has all it needs to succeed, unfortunately.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Facebook’s cryptocurrency to debut next week backed by Visa, Mastercard, Uber, and others in ~tech

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    Because maybe Facebook can make it easier to use their currency than every alternative you mentioned. They already have the largest userbase in the world, so all they require is a more convenient...

    As for the non-technical people who either aren't in the loop on this sort of thing or simply don't care, why would they use FB coin when it's easier for them to use PayPal, Venmo, Cashapp, or just their plain old credit card?

    Because maybe Facebook can make it easier to use their currency than every alternative you mentioned. They already have the largest userbase in the world, so all they require is a more convenient product. If they manage to get that, then it's game over. People prefer convenience over quality (read quality in this case as privacy, descentralization, etc.) all the time. Imagine being able to send money through Messenger and Whatsapp chat, what could be more convenient than that? Without having to ask for a wallet address or IBAN, because all of your friends are already in the platform.

    7 votes
  3. Comment on What are good, modern right-wing values anyways? in ~talk

    vaddi Link Parent
    You mean a nation having total power over itself?

    You mean a nation having total power over itself?

  4. Comment on Board game recommendations to replace Monopoly? in ~games

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    Yeah, this game is really good. Even people that don't usually like to play boardgames seem to really enjoy it. I've got friends calling me so that I wouldn't forget to bring it when we gather.

    Yeah, this game is really good. Even people that don't usually like to play boardgames seem to really enjoy it. I've got friends calling me so that I wouldn't forget to bring it when we gather.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on How artificial intelligence will revolutionize the way video games are developed and played in ~games

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    To grasp this fields, one has to dedicate hundreds of hours. I doubt this journalists know anything besides the buzzwords that are commonly tossed around. It must be really hard trying to explain...

    To grasp this fields, one has to dedicate hundreds of hours. I doubt this journalists know anything besides the buzzwords that are commonly tossed around. It must be really hard trying to explain something that you don't understand to people who are going to read your explanation in a passive way.

    I'm starting to think that it might be even beneficial having most people believe that "ai" is black magic. At least this way, curious people that invest in the field can be rewarded with high salaries. Otherwise the money would be put into something else...

  6. Comment on South Korea's booming 'webtoons' are emerging as a threat to Japan's print manga in ~anime

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    I think South Korea as a whole is taking Japan's place in many areas, not just manga. At least it is the impression I get from a western point of view. Electronics was Japan's domain in the 90's...

    I think South Korea as a whole is taking Japan's place in many areas, not just manga. At least it is the impression I get from a western point of view.
    Electronics was Japan's domain in the 90's and early 2000's. Now LG and Samsung are almost always preferred over Sony for example (at least for the causal consumer). Netflix has a lot of Korean shows. K-pop is having a boom in the west as well. The other day there was a thread here about a Japanese company that used to make the best chalk in the world but went bankrupt, as a result a Korean company bought their formulas and kept producing it.
    I think it is safe to say that Korea is the new Japan. It feels that Japan is kinda stuck in 2000 and is failing to keep up with the rest, which is funny because some years ago they are ahead of the rest.
    They still are the world's 3rd biggest economy, but they feel weakened to me.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Friend mechanic in ~tildes

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    The point of the site is discussion. It revolves around that. Each thread is each own world. That way we would make it revolve around people. A different paradigm in my opinion.

    The point of the site is discussion. It revolves around that. Each thread is each own world. That way we would make it revolve around people. A different paradigm in my opinion.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on The golden age of YouTube is over - The platform was built on the backs of independent creators, but now YouTube is abandoning them for more traditional content in ~tech

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    Yeah, I don't follow youtube creators so I wouldn't know. Doesn't seem worth my time.

    Yeah, I don't follow youtube creators so I wouldn't know. Doesn't seem worth my time.

  9. Comment on The golden age of YouTube is over - The platform was built on the backs of independent creators, but now YouTube is abandoning them for more traditional content in ~tech

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    Does anyone know why does The Verge keeps making articles mentioning this Logan Paul dude? Does he pay for this kind of publicity? Because they really seem to like this specific youtuber...

    Does anyone know why does The Verge keeps making articles mentioning this Logan Paul dude? Does he pay for this kind of publicity? Because they really seem to like this specific youtuber...

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Season 2 of One Punch Man is coming but being animated by a different company in ~anime

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    While it is unfortunate that the quality of season 2 will most likely decrease a lot, I'm not too bothered by that. Murata's version of the manga is so good that I don't feel the need for an...

    While it is unfortunate that the quality of season 2 will most likely decrease a lot, I'm not too bothered by that. Murata's version of the manga is so good that I don't feel the need for an anime. In the meanwhile, ONE's other work (Mob Psycho 100) is also being animated and both seasons are godlike in terms of design and animation. Season 2 is at its climax, this week's episode was the best 20 minutes of Japanese animation that I have ever watched.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Facebook, Axios and NBC paid to manage their reputation on Wikipedia in ~news

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    Why does everything on the Internet have to be corrupted and turned for someone's profit in the end? I still remember when my middle school teachers continously warned students to not cite stuff...

    Why does everything on the Internet have to be corrupted and turned for someone's profit in the end? I still remember when my middle school teachers continously warned students to not cite stuff from Wikipedia because anyone could had written it. Fast forward to the present, lots of university professors say that the mathematics pages on Wikipedia are really good starting points to learn about a topic. And now it seems that by the time I have children of my own I will have to warn them to read the Talk page of any Wikipeadia article before consuming the information there. This is just scary.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on How did you come across Tildes? in ~talk

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    Those popular subreddits don't really bother me. Their contents rarely if ever leak to the ones that I follow. But yeah, the quality of discussion on Reddit overall is many levels below the one...

    Those popular subreddits don't really bother me. Their contents rarely if ever leak to the ones that I follow. But yeah, the quality of discussion on Reddit overall is many levels below the one that we can find here. But the ads and tracking are the main reason for me to want to leave. Just think about the amount of aggregated information from people around the world that reddit is able to provide if one pays enough.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Samsung reveals Galaxy Fold and S10 5G in ~tech

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    Yeah, that's something that you should be aware of before buying one. The wiki at r/xiaomi is really helpful in that regard.

    Yeah, that's something that you should be aware of before buying one. The wiki at r/xiaomi is really helpful in that regard.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on How did you come across Tildes? in ~talk

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    I was actively looking for a reddit alternative, as their recent decisions really started to bother me. I think it was around the time they started having people try their redesign. Then I found a...

    I was actively looking for a reddit alternative, as their recent decisions really started to bother me. I think it was around the time they started having people try their redesign. Then I found a thread in r/redditalternatives (i'm not sure) where some Tildes invitations had been given, but I was too late to get one. I went to read the Technical Goals of the project and each line just made sense to me, so I PMed an admin for an invite and he replied with a code :)

    7 votes
  15. Comment on Samsung reveals Galaxy Fold and S10 5G in ~tech

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    Xiaomi phones are budget and get the job done in my opinion. Especially their Redmi sub-brand.

    Xiaomi phones are budget and get the job done in my opinion. Especially their Redmi sub-brand.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Matrix 2018, a year in review. in ~tech

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    They still have a looong way to go if they want some of that market. Right now, only privacy seeking and FOSS enthusiast users are willing to use it, despite all of its problems. Early this year I...

    They still have a looong way to go if they want some of that market. Right now, only privacy seeking and FOSS enthusiast users are willing to use it, despite all of its problems.

    Early this year I suggested using riot in my company instead of skype and slack. After one day of use everyone was complaining about how untuitive and full of bugs it was. The company then decided to continue using Skype as the oficial tool.

    13 votes
  17. Comment on Why I Love Tildes: Quality in ~tildes

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    Should I feel bad for being mainly a lurker? I enjoy reading other people's opinions, but almost never feel the need to add mine to the conversation.

    Should I feel bad for being mainly a lurker? I enjoy reading other people's opinions, but almost never feel the need to add mine to the conversation.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Why Tildes doesn't need to be fully public in ~tildes

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    What's wrong with web scraping? The accounts here aren't directly connected to anything. People would only get the idea of whats discussed here, not who are the people discussing it.

    What's wrong with web scraping? The accounts here aren't directly connected to anything. People would only get the idea of whats discussed here, not who are the people discussing it.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Cristina Branco - E Às Vezes Dou Por Mim in ~music

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    While it's not the type of music that I listen to daily I've got to say that she's really talented, and the sound of a Portuguese guitar (I think) is always really cool.

    While it's not the type of music that I listen to daily I've got to say that she's really talented, and the sound of a Portuguese guitar (I think) is always really cool.

  20. Comment on Cristina Branco - E Às Vezes Dou Por Mim in ~music

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    Muito bom, não conhecia.

    Muito bom, não conhecia.

    1 vote