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  1. Comment on Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1 million on first day, topping Sanders and all other rivals in ~news

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    No, my argument boils down to this: You complained about things that happen on Reddit, which is a very heterogeneous website. I told you that you go on the wrong parts of Reddit. They are wrong...

    so your argument is literally a dumb semantic one that means absolutely nothing

    No, my argument boils down to this: You complained about things that happen on Reddit, which is a very heterogeneous website. I told you that you go on the wrong parts of Reddit. They are wrong not because I think they are wrong, because I don't really give a shit about the stuff you mentioned and just ignore it - they're wrong for YOU as evidenced by your complaints. You should go on the parts that don't lead you to complain. You can do that by unsubscribing to things and just not going to certain subs. It's really quite simple.

  2. Comment on Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1 million on first day, topping Sanders and all other rivals in ~news

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    So the word 'subscribe' can have multiple meanings. Sue me. Read it as 'participate in' if it makes you feel better. Bottom line is, one person's reddit can be different to someone else's reddit,...

    ...you understand that people can like, use subreddits they don't subscribe to, yes?

    So the word 'subscribe' can have multiple meanings. Sue me. Read it as 'participate in' if it makes you feel better. Bottom line is, one person's reddit can be different to someone else's reddit, and that means the idea that you have the same reddit as EVERYONE else impossible.

    thank you for trying to explain my feelings

    You explained your feelings. If you didn't have a problem with Reddit then wtf are you complaining about?

    i literally did not. there is a period

    Left vs right. Something else. Left vs right some more. Obviously the middle thing has NOTHING to do with left vs right. If you don't want your views to be understood inaccurately then don't express them inaccurately.

  3. Comment on Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1 million on first day, topping Sanders and all other rivals in ~news

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    With the subscription functionality you literally can't go to the exact same parts of reddit as everybody else. Different subsets exist - if a subreddit is full of bigots, unsubscribe. Eventually...

    i use the exact same parts of reddit as everybody else

    With the subscription functionality you literally can't go to the exact same parts of reddit as everybody else. Different subsets exist - if a subreddit is full of bigots, unsubscribe. Eventually you will be left with the set of subreddits that you are interested in that aren't full of bigots. The determining factor of whether they are the wrong or right parts is whether they are the wrong or right parts for you. And by your own description they are clearly wrong.

    If you read what you originally wrote (with leftist and radical right wingers discussed throughout) and still claim you weren't lumping in political leanings with bigotry, then you aren't discussing this rationally.

  4. Comment on Native File System API in ~comp

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    I have terabytes of available storage in multiple cloud providers. There are different cost scales, sure, but cloud is on the cusp of 'solves 99% of the needs 99% of people have', which will...

    I have terabytes of available storage in multiple cloud providers. There are different cost scales, sure, but cloud is on the cusp of 'solves 99% of the needs 99% of people have', which will change the requirements (and thus economic availability) of local storage. You'll have your data archivist and privacy buff holdouts (and these will be wildly over represented on ~s), but they're the laggards on the technological adoption curve and are utterly meaningless for mainstream behaviour.

    I don't claim there is no need for local storage. What I mean is that it is increasingly a pipeline for cloud content where the 'primary version' is online. We're all not quite there today (though I am and every business I've dealt with in the last few years is), but you don't make a new API for today, you make it for 1-10 years later.

  5. Comment on Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1 million on first day, topping Sanders and all other rivals in ~news

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    You go on the wrong parts of Reddit. You also incorrectly conflate bigotry with the right wing - it is possible to be right wing and not a racist, and it is possible to be left wing and be one....

    You go on the wrong parts of Reddit.

    You also incorrectly conflate bigotry with the right wing - it is possible to be right wing and not a racist, and it is possible to be left wing and be one. This is because people merge social and economic conservative belief systems when discussing them when real people don't.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Native File System API in ~comp

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    This is solving an issue with an old paradigm where the new paradigm has already annihilated this space. There is no need for a native file system API because the paradigm no longer requires and...

    This is solving an issue with an old paradigm where the new paradigm has already annihilated this space. There is no need for a native file system API because the paradigm no longer requires and in extreme cases even recognises the existence of a 'local' anything.

    If you're online to use a web app then you have access to cloud storage. And that is the API that web services require. Link in to Dropbox, OneDrive, iCloud, etc - that is their storage and retrieval system, the local drive has no need for their input and they have no business touching anything on it at all.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Captain Marvel has made $760 million worldwide. $1 billion is in its sights. in ~movies

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    Because the first Ant-Man was utter garbage. The first Ant-Man did rather well (within the scale of what 'well' meant for an MCU movie at the time). Now, I'm not saying Captain Marvel II will do...

    Because the first Ant-Man was utter garbage. The first Ant-Man did rather well (within the scale of what 'well' meant for an MCU movie at the time). Now, I'm not saying Captain Marvel II will do as relatively badly as Ant-Man and the Wasp, mainly because Captain Marvel I was worlds better than Ant-Man. But there's 'tracks' so to speak in the MCU and they cross-influence. New starters get a HUGE boost, which is the whole reason the MCU is what gets the funding and not original stories.

    I'm a dude, yes, but I enjoy movies with female protagonists as much as male. One issue I find with pretty much all of Marvel's diversity pushing films is they SCREAM tokenism. They can't have a black protagonist, they have to have A Black Protagonist, and make the entire film revolve around the fact that hey, look, we're doing the diversity thing! Which cheapens it terribly.

    But that isn't really the issue I have with Captain Marvel, the issue is it is a carbon copy at a time they had license to do something new.

  8. Comment on Captain Marvel has made $760 million worldwide. $1 billion is in its sights. in ~movies

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    What? Something riding on the coattails of a series does NOT mean it isn't absolute garbage. They took ZERO risks with this movie. It is the blandest, most boring example of capeshit you have ever...

    Captain Marvel has 760 million reasons not to listen to trolls.

    What? Something riding on the coattails of a series does NOT mean it isn't absolute garbage.

    They took ZERO risks with this movie. It is the blandest, most boring example of capeshit you have ever seen. And this is coming from someone who loves capeshit. It is just cliche rolling on to expected outcome rolling on to 'let's use CGI to make them forget the fact we forgot to write it well, that's a good trick'.

    Ticket sales mean jack in a world of sequels, just look at Star Wars.

    Ninja edit: I much prefer this other Vox article (the headline at least): Marvel bids farewell to the original Avengers by introducing new, vaguely similar ones.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Myspace lost all the music its users uploaded between 2003 and 2015 in ~tech

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    This isn't really an accurate tl;dr though. MySpace was not a cloud storage service, but neither is Facebook or Instagram. I would not feel compelled to back up anything but the MOST important...

    This isn't really an accurate tl;dr though. MySpace was not a cloud storage service, but neither is Facebook or Instagram.

    I would not feel compelled to back up anything but the MOST important material anywhere besides Dropbox or OneDrive, and I don't do so 'in case the service goes down' - I do so in case I fuck up and my cloud storage gets ransomware encrypted and I somehow don't notice for the number of automatic service backups that exist.

    The odds of you accidentally cutting and pasting rather than copy and pasting and then accidentally setting the backup drive on fire are higher than the odds of Dropbox or OneDrive losing your data.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on What re-recording or variation of a classic song do you believe beats the original? in ~music

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    Yeah, I'm sorry but both myself and the combined might of the 12 colonies will fight you over the actual best version of All Along The Watch Tower. You have the right idea with Suckerpunch though....

    Yeah, I'm sorry but both myself and the combined might of the 12 colonies will fight you over the actual best version of All Along The Watch Tower.

    You have the right idea with Suckerpunch though.

    Edit: Also REM's best self-cover

  11. Comment on How did/do you fund your graduate education? in ~life

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    It came in waves - obviously teaching lines up with semesters, so when students are off (mostly) teaching is off, and there's times when a PhD is 'go away and do something else until you have an...

    It came in waves - obviously teaching lines up with semesters, so when students are off (mostly) teaching is off, and there's times when a PhD is 'go away and do something else until you have an idea'. It's a constant pressure though, so there's no time that's truly 'free'.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on How did/do you fund your graduate education? in ~life

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    I did my PhD a few years back (involved a blend of compsci and engineering with a smidge of econ and education) - I had a government scholarship and stipend that paid 100% tuition as well as a...

    I did my PhD a few years back (involved a blend of compsci and engineering with a smidge of econ and education) - I had a government scholarship and stipend that paid 100% tuition as well as a stipend that I topped up with a bunch of teaching (tutoring, lecturing, and (ugh) admin work), and then also included a dissemination requirements in grant/funding applications (conferences are fucking expensive).

    I found my spending exploded during my PhD because linkages to other institutions and industry are what turn a good PhD into a great one. So I spent more than half my time in other countries.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on This is why we don't leave justice in the hands of victims in ~misc

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    a) the answers are irrelevant. Behaviour can be both reasonably expected and abhorrent. b) there are PLENTY of people who have turned themselves in for crimes, from serial killers to petty thieves.

    a) the answers are irrelevant. Behaviour can be both reasonably expected and abhorrent.
    b) there are PLENTY of people who have turned themselves in for crimes, from serial killers to petty thieves.

  14. Comment on This is why we don't leave justice in the hands of victims in ~misc

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    Every day he didn't admit what he did is a day he deepened his guilt. Every single goddamned day.

    Every day he didn't admit what he did is a day he deepened his guilt. Every single goddamned day.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on What are your views on hydrogen powered vehicles? in ~tech

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    I just want to point out that solar powered vehicles are also hydrogen-powered vehicles when you think about it. Most energy sources are.

    I just want to point out that solar powered vehicles are also hydrogen-powered vehicles when you think about it. Most energy sources are.

  16. Comment on Do you think a collapse is coming? in ~talk

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    There are vested interests in keeping the population of wealthy nations content. Once the collapse begins colonialism is going to spring back to life as though it never left, only this time with...

    There are vested interests in keeping the population of wealthy nations content. Once the collapse begins colonialism is going to spring back to life as though it never left, only this time with nuclear powered boats and drones.

    Nowhere could be remote enough.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on Do you think a collapse is coming? in ~talk

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    I think the environment works on a much slower time scale than we are used to, and that our ingenuity will hide the immediate effects of any serious issues long enough and hard enough that the...

    I think the environment works on a much slower time scale than we are used to, and that our ingenuity will hide the immediate effects of any serious issues long enough and hard enough that the collapse will happen without people knowing just how bad it really is until it hits a tipping point. The earlier that happens, the easier it will be to fix. Unfortunately I think we'll probably drag it out to 2100 - 2200 and it will be a real kick in the balls for everyone alive at that point.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Do you think a collapse is coming? in ~talk

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    How do you figure? If they have resources to live there will be swarms of refugees from any real collapse, or if it's a slow burn tanks and men with guns coming to take whatever resources they...

    The handful of small pockets of people that aren't a part of this system should barely notice as long as there isn't a nuclear exchange

    How do you figure? If they have resources to live there will be swarms of refugees from any real collapse, or if it's a slow burn tanks and men with guns coming to take whatever resources they have. Right now the only protection they have is a weak shield of moral imperative backed up with the fact there are easier places to take shit from.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on Stop telling women to fix sexist workplaces in ~life

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    Why is that a problem? Organic conversation about whatever happens to crop up should be perfectly fine whenever it happens, so long as everything stays civil.

    Why is that a problem? Organic conversation about whatever happens to crop up should be perfectly fine whenever it happens, so long as everything stays civil.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Stop telling women to fix sexist workplaces in ~life

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    As an academic, that article is complete crap. Wikipedia even disagrees with itself, putting politics in the humanities in its article on humanities, but social science in the one on 'top level'....

    As per this Wikipedia article

    As an academic, that article is complete crap. Wikipedia even disagrees with itself, putting politics in the humanities in its article on humanities, but social science in the one on 'top level'. Even the idea that it's based on uni/college faculties is wrong, because computer science is usually under engineering - the parts that aren't are just maths, not compsci. How on earth you could take human geo, polsci, archeology, psych, anthro, econ, and history and say they aren't under a single umbrella is crazy, they overlap all over the place.

    The split is more commonly considered to be between the natural sciences and the humanities. Then, if you're a positivist, you stick social science into natural sciences with an if. If you aren't (which includes pretty much every social scientist for the last century) you stick it in humanities with a but. You need to look at the meanings of the words empirical (which means evidence based) and interpretative (which any social scientist will tell you their field is).

    What I suspect you mean in place of humanities is 'arts' - which is the subset of humanities which includes language and creative media.

    Skimming the posts in ~humanities right now they are almost all social science, so the ~s community obviously swings the same way as the academic community. I would suggest a ~humanities.arts, and ~humanities.psych, ~humanities.econ etc as demand requires, OR ~arts and ~socialscience. Putting social science topics into ~science is the worst possible option.

    2 votes