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  1. Comment on Manufactured Discontent and Fortnite in ~tech

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    Oof, I can see so many parallels in how MTG Arena keeps you hooked it's almost uncomfortable.

    Oof, I can see so many parallels in how MTG Arena keeps you hooked it's almost uncomfortable.

  2. Comment on Now that E3 is over, which games are you most excited about? in ~games

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    The Outer Worlds Doom Eternal Zelda BotW 2 Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Cyberpunk Microsoft Flight Simulator Pretty big list if you compare to E3 2018. I'm almost ready to pull the...
    • The Outer Worlds
    • Doom Eternal
    • Zelda BotW 2
    • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
    • Cyberpunk
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator

    Pretty big list if you compare to E3 2018.
    I'm almost ready to pull the trigger and build a PC. Will wait for Zen 2 and nvidia super refresh and here I come.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on YouTube without all the crap? in ~tech

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    Except your RSS subs are still unsorted (they're working on it)

    Except your RSS subs are still unsorted (they're working on it)

  4. Comment on Mozilla CEO: Paid, premium features for Firefox coming this fall in ~tech

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    Can I pay for hw accelerated video on Linux though?

    Can I pay for hw accelerated video on Linux though?

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Are you optimistic about the future? in ~talk

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    No. The governments now have enough tech to enslave and indoctrinate the population. Democratic processes are falling apart. The inequality gap is only widening over the years. Global warming is...

    No.
    The governments now have enough tech to enslave and indoctrinate the population.
    Democratic processes are falling apart. The inequality gap is only widening over the years.
    Global warming is fucking up the planet and will probably result in huge refugee crisis in the future.
    Social media is destroying our attention spans, ability to have real relationships and think for ourselves, promoting mob mentality instead.

    Sorry, i'm very much a doomer when it comes to this question. I honestly believe that technological progress has vastly outpaced our ability to moderate consumption of its use and that might be our undoing in the end. We're probably screwed.

  6. Comment on A collection of notable Tildes threads! in ~tildes

    weystrom (edited ) Link Parent
    So a new user found a website with cool content, wants to better categorize it, and you kind of went off on him for no reason. @OneTriz here's my favourite thread about content elitism:...

    So a new user found a website with cool content, wants to better categorize it, and you kind of went off on him for no reason.

    @OneTriz here's my favourite thread about content elitism: https://tildes.net/~tildes/e0p/by_making_both_high_quality_discussion_and_transparent_community_development_a_core_part_of_its

    10 votes
  7. Comment on Stunning video shows the packed peaks of Mount Everest amid deadly season in ~misc

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    Apparently EU experience doesn't include the video functionality.

    Welcome to USA TODAY NETWORK’S EUROPEAN UNION EXPERIENCE

    Apparently EU experience doesn't include the video functionality.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on 'If not I, then who?’: Armed with the internet, Russia’s young people want to remake their world in ~news

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    And then they get censored and pummelled into the ground by militarised police (here's a video of the National Guard practicing crowd control). Russia is ramping up the tools to control the...

    And then they get censored and pummelled into the ground by militarised police (here's a video of the National Guard practicing crowd control).

    Russia is ramping up the tools to control the population even more, passing laws that prevent dissent, allow more control over the internet (1kk+ IPv4 addresses are already blocked in Russia for various reasons). I see very little hope of this changing, especially since most of the population is indoctrinated by the government media and/or indifferent to the situation. Once the cycle is completed we're going back to stasi-enabled DDR world, this time in Russia.
    ..
    But the same hostile environment gives birth to people waking up and saying "what the actual fuck?".
    I see young people being very tech-savvy and very active on the web.
    Resistance to Telegram being blocked has been big, which is itself a hilarious story of a botched technical implementation of filtering. Just shows the technical incompetence of the government agencies.

    And to me, this is key. They are technically incompetent. All they have is brute force. But if people give up on resisting and defending their right to communicate privately, to me, the hope is lost.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    How long have you been playing with electronic music? I've dabbled into ableton a bit, I want to try something hardware, but I'm very much afraid of the infamous Gear Acquirement Syndrome.

    How long have you been playing with electronic music? I've dabbled into ableton a bit, I want to try something hardware, but I'm very much afraid of the infamous Gear Acquirement Syndrome.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Mental health support & discussion thread (June 2019 edition) in ~talk

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    I don’t know you or what you do, but Twitter or any of these online communities are not your whole life. There is so much more to it, just step away from your machine and go do something nice...

    I don’t know you or what you do, but Twitter or any of these online communities are not your whole life. There is so much more to it, just step away from your machine and go do something nice outside, it’s the first day of summer after all.

    Take care

    11 votes
  11. Comment on Google to Restrict Use of Ad-Blocking Software in Chrome to Enterprise Users Only in ~tech

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    Performance. I use chromium and it performs much better than Firefox on my Mac. On Linux I’ve found that gap to be even wider. Chromium dev build is the only browser to support VA-API on Linux...

    Performance. I use chromium and it performs much better than Firefox on my Mac.

    On Linux I’ve found that gap to be even wider. Chromium dev build is the only browser to support VA-API on Linux right now, and I don’t think that situation is going to change any time soon.

    9 votes
  12. Comment on Ex-smokers, what did you do to help you stop? in ~life

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    You need to treat yourself as a non-smoker. Think about "What would a non-smoker me do in this situation?" And do that. Does a non-smoker buy cigarettes when he shops for groceries? Does a...

    You need to treat yourself as a non-smoker. Think about "What would a non-smoker me do in this situation?" And do that. Does a non-smoker buy cigarettes when he shops for groceries? Does a non-smoker has to look for a fix after a meal? Recognise the triggers and actively resist.

    The hardest thing is not to relapse. I just came back from a conference where I had a lot of smoking colleagues and of course I have caved in. Peer pressure is real.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on In your opinion, which attractive or mystifying technological concepts or advancement will never become popular? in ~tech

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    I've tried to remap copy/paste system-wide to Meta + C/Meta + V on my macbook ubuntu installation without swapping ctrl and meta buttons and have failed miserably. Super annoying. cmd button is...

    I've tried to remap copy/paste system-wide to Meta + C/Meta + V on my macbook ubuntu installation without swapping ctrl and meta buttons and have failed miserably. Super annoying.

    cmd button is the biggest lock-in apple has on me

    1 vote
  14. Comment on 2019 Macbook Pro review by Dave Lee in ~tech

    weystrom Link Parent
    What's the alternative? T490?

    What's the alternative? T490?

  15. Comment on A randomized pilot study comparing zero-calorie alternate-day fasting to daily caloric restriction in adults with obesity in ~health

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    So, water tea and coffee?

    non-alcoholic drinks shouldn't have calories

    So, water tea and coffee?

  16. Comment on The Real Life Landscapes of Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout: New Vegas in ~games

  17. Comment on Game of Thrones petition: 500,000 demand series eight remake in ~tv

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    I cannot wait for the r/freefolk top tier memes though.

    It'll be far, far worse starting on Monday, though. This is still just the pregame. Everyone still defending the plot is in for a rough conversation around the water cooler next week.

    I cannot wait for the r/freefolk top tier memes though.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Why WhatsApp Will Never Be Secure in ~tech

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    And yet he's chastizing Whatsapp for being closed source, the hypocrisy is real.

    Telegram is run a private company that keeps the server source code proprietary.

    And yet he's chastizing Whatsapp for being closed source, the hypocrisy is real.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on Why WhatsApp Will Never Be Secure in ~tech

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    Telegram is pretty cool, the clients, both mobile and desktop, are industry leading from the UX point of view. Why roll your own crypto though? Why no encryption by default? How long until it gets...

    Telegram is pretty cool, the clients, both mobile and desktop, are industry leading from the UX point of view.

    Why roll your own crypto though? Why no encryption by default? How long until it gets monetized? Somehow I don’t trust Durov to be the altruist he claims to be, but at the same time we have never seen anything nefarious from Telegram so who knows.

    14 votes
  20. Comment on What cultural misunderstandings have you experienced? in ~talk

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    That's not even a cultural misunderstanding, just bad manners.

    After some snacks, the lead from the contractor's group thought it was perfectly ok to pick up the business card of the CEO of the Japanese company, and use it as a toothpick in full view of the table.

    That's not even a cultural misunderstanding, just bad manners.

    21 votes