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  1. Comment on Facing scrutiny, Pete Buttigieg releases list of McKinsey clients in ~news

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    After some more searching it seems what confused me is that NRDC goes by both the National Resource Defense Council and the Natural Resource Defense Council. All cleared up now

    After some more searching it seems what confused me is that NRDC goes by both the National Resource Defense Council and the Natural Resource Defense Council. All cleared up now

  2. Comment on Facing scrutiny, Pete Buttigieg releases list of McKinsey clients in ~news

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    I'm not sure, but this is a company, not a governmental association? A quick search indicates that Blue Cross Blue Shield does have a program for insuring federal employees, but it's far from all...

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

    I'm not sure, but this is a company, not a governmental association? A quick search indicates that Blue Cross Blue Shield does have a program for insuring federal employees, but it's far from all they do.

    Not that this invalidates your point.

    Edit: Upon closer inspection, I don't recognize "The National Resources Defense Council" or "The Energy Foundation" and searching for them only turns up similarly named organizations.

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  3. Comment on House overwhelmingly approves contentious new copyright bill in ~news

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    -Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. constitution

    The Congress shall have Power ... To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries

    -Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. constitution

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  4. Comment on Do Nazis deserve electricity? in ~talk

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    If someone is actually interested in participating and changing, they could just not make it known who they are. It's just a Tildes account, it is neither difficult to get nor important to be tied...

    If someone is actually interested in participating and changing, they could just not make it known who they are. It's just a Tildes account, it is neither difficult to get nor important to be tied to who you are (at least if you are trying to change who you are).

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  5. Comment on "1 new" text is displayed for replies to hidden comments in ~tildes

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    I have also noticed this would very much like having collapsed comments marked for having new comments under them. Similarly, I'm pretty sure I've seen new, exemplary comments marked with the blue...

    I have also noticed this would very much like having collapsed comments marked for having new comments under them. Similarly, I'm pretty sure I've seen new, exemplary comments marked with the blue banner. Not sure how others feel, but I'd much rather know if a comment is new.

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  6. Comment on What would you want in a Digital Card Game? in ~games

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    I'd imagine part of it is that its familiar and accepted, in the sense that basic rules are already known. It would also be kinda weird to say "Your monsters form a queue in a secret random order,...

    I'd imagine part of it is that its familiar and accepted, in the sense that basic rules are already known. It would also be kinda weird to say "Your monsters form a queue in a secret random order, you add enough to fill your barracks to 7 each turn and can send 1 into battle" when you can just say "hand of 7, play 1". The rules are tested, devs know how to make card games. There is a recognized fairness to cards; you could have independent probabilities for each turn, but in cards you know the one you want is somewhere in the deck.

    Having literal card looking pieces also make it much easier to develop. Most cards are just different numbers, even most actions aren't that complicated. Whatever that action is, it says so right on the card. Instead of squeezing in enough 3D affects to make non-gaming PCs cry, you can get some high-quality painted art.

    I've barely played digital card games, but I do enjoy a few physical ones. Personally, I really like how you can learn the nuances of the game just be playing and reading the cards as they come up.

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

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    I just found this tutorial on restricted shell. It could prevent a user from using any command. Maybe use that to setup an account that can only write files and move them on and off storage. Once...

    I just found this tutorial on restricted shell. It could prevent a user from using any command. Maybe use that to setup an account that can only write files and move them on and off storage. Once you've finished setup you could set the admin password to some random string. I'm not sure of how to best go about disabling to ability to boot it from a usb, but it may be good enough.

  8. Comment on More about scheduled topics, some group rearranging, and input needed on "content types" in ~tildes.official

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    Maybe one for interactive pages like this or this. I'm not sure if you are implying a "none" type, but if not there should be or a general webpage type.

    What other types of content get posted to Tildes that aren't covered in there?

    Maybe one for interactive pages like this or this. I'm not sure if you are implying a "none" type, but if not there should be or a general webpage type.

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  9. Comment on A high income is a badge of success in many countries, but in Sweden a deep-rooted cultural code called Jantelagen stops many from talking about it in ~life

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    Which seems a bit contradictory to the reluctance to interviewing the journalists encountered. It could be that they don't feel a need to share information that the journalists could easily get...

    an overriding desire to be seen as transparent and open

    Which seems a bit contradictory to the reluctance to interviewing the journalists encountered. It could be that they don't feel a need to share information that the journalists could easily get themselves (and in a way that creates a record of them doing so). Maybe being able to access tax information makes people more aware of the consequences of sharing that information. I don't know.

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  10. Comment on A high income is a badge of success in many countries, but in Sweden a deep-rooted cultural code called Jantelagen stops many from talking about it in ~life

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    I'm surprised that this article made no mention of Sweden's (along with Norway and Finland) system to request tax information (including taxable income) on other citizens. It could be less...

    I'm surprised that this article made no mention of Sweden's (along with Norway and Finland) system to request tax information (including taxable income) on other citizens. It could be less important than I think it would be, but it seems relevant when talking about sharing income information.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Have "whispers" been implemented? in ~tildes

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    Isn't deleted still accurate? That account was deleted, it isn't anymore, but it was. edit: nvm

    Isn't deleted still accurate? That account was deleted, it isn't anymore, but it was.

    edit: nvm

  12. Comment on The Hippocratic License - An Ethical License for Open Source Projects in ~comp

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    I firmly believe that such restrictions make a license not open source, but that doesn't have to be a bad thing. As for whether this is enforceable or not, is it all that different from licenses...

    I firmly believe that such restrictions make a license not open source, but that doesn't have to be a bad thing. As for whether this is enforceable or not, is it all that different from licenses that don't allow commercial use? Those aren't easily enforceable either, but they aren't useless.

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

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    Okay, so I also remembered hearing this. I decided to try and find out where it was said and mostly found threads on various gaming forums asks what will happen and someone else makes a reply like...

    Hasn't Valve said they will remove their DRM from games in people's libraries if they go out of business?

    Okay, so I also remembered hearing this. I decided to try and find out where it was said and mostly found threads on various gaming forums asks what will happen and someone else makes a reply like yours. The best I found was a steam thread quoting a steam thread quoting an email from Gabe and a screencap from asking steam support. I could be missing some official statement, but it looks like this mostly hearsay and questionable statements propagated through forums.

    Even if we take this as a reliable source, then these sorts of pinky-promises don't have a good track record, see last paragraph.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on Marauding Cat Destroys Colony Of Threatened Australian Seabirds in ~enviro

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    I don't think that limiting cats to licensed individuals is warranted by these types of incidents (at least not for most locations). Bears have requirements because they difficult to control (even...

    Should cats be treated as a controlled/invasive species?

    I don't think that limiting cats to licensed individuals is warranted by these types of incidents (at least not for most locations). Bears have requirements because they difficult to control (even if you know what you are doing) and are dangerous to people when loose.

    Cats pose a hazard to the environment if loose, so prevent cats from posing a hazard and from being loose. I would bet that people saw this cat in the community before it began attacking the bird colony. If one had spoke up after seeing it (ignoring the cat caucus right?) and local authorities had taken care of it (again, ignoring the cat caucus) then this could have easily been prevented. There may also be more to be done about enforcing the laws requiring tagging mentioned in the article, but that would be difficult to enforce in many circumstances.

    It would probably be impractical in most cases, including this one, but building barriers to separate nature reserves and domestic areas could also work. Though making barriers insurmountable to cats would likely be much more difficult than the insurmountable cat caucus.

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  15. Comment on What would a climate crisis doomday bunker need? in ~talk

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    I largely agree with others that a long term underground bunker is not likely feasible. You can certainly have you're home be underground(not really a bad idea if the water table permits it), but...

    I largely agree with others that a long term underground bunker is not likely feasible. You can certainly have you're home be underground(not really a bad idea if the water table permits it), but if you have to go above ground to live, its no longer a bunker. That said, I wouldn't discount the idea entirely. Not for living indefinitely underground, but to ride out the worst of it.

    As others have pointed out, climate change will (has already?) cause war. Having a bunker (or at least a fort) may be helpful even if it is not indefinitely sustainable by itself. Just something to retreat into to ride out the storm of conflict, and store supplies for afterwards(e.g. a seed bank). A climate bunker may very well need to be a nuclear bunker. I am not sure if it is possible or needed to protect farm soil in the event of a nuclear war (maybe lay a tarp out before going in your bunker?), and I suppose no one knows for sure if/how you can choose a location away from nuclear strikes.

    Also, of course this could be for more than one person, not sure why so many in this thread assume otherwise. Many hands make the digging light.

  16. Comment on What would a climate crisis doomday bunker need? in ~talk

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    I doubt this would render many bunkers obsolete. The sea level rises predicted for the next century don't seem to go over 3m. This will completely destroy a lot of cities, but if you're bunker is...

    I doubt this would render many bunkers obsolete. The sea level rises predicted for the next century don't seem to go over 3m. This will completely destroy a lot of cities, but if you're bunker is in a major city it would be too likely to take a direct strike to be a good nuclear bunker (In the era hydrogen bombs at least).

    Over the next few centuries, sea level are expected to rise considerably more, but that would likely be outside of the scope a climate bunker.

    The prime example of a nuclear bunker constructed with plenty of resources (that we know about) would be the one at The Greenbriar. Being in West Virginia, it is well beyond sea level rise. If you try to build far away from population centers, you'll probably be far from coastlines too.

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  17. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    In addition to the reasons others have listed, it also allows users to clean up their own content easier and faster than moderators when there are reposts, typos, misunderstandings, etc.

    In addition to the reasons others have listed, it also allows users to clean up their own content easier and faster than moderators when there are reposts, typos, misunderstandings, etc.

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  18. Comment on Do you run any wireless mesh node? in ~tech

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    I do not, do you? Are there any networks you would recommend setting up a node for? I am a little interested in the idea of mesh networks, but don't know much about any particular ones.

    I do not, do you?

    Are there any networks you would recommend setting up a node for? I am a little interested in the idea of mesh networks, but don't know much about any particular ones.

  19. Comment on Do you run any wireless mesh node? in ~tech

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    Really? Is there no way to set up a link using amateur or citizen radio? I would think that a chain of such radios could go from Canada to Greenland to Iceland to the UK. Going through Alaska and...

    Really? Is there no way to set up a link using amateur or citizen radio? I would think that a chain of such radios could go from Canada to Greenland to Iceland to the UK. Going through Alaska and Russia may be even easier, at least for going between the Americas and Asia. Of course the latency and bandwidth would be rubbish at best, but can mesh networks preform well over long distance at all? I'm not sure if such a network would qualify as "amateur"; at the very least it could not pay the maintainers of the nodes. I am actually curious about whether this is possible.

  20. Comment on Soviet living: a gallery of 272 photos of ordinary life in the Soviet Union in ~arts

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    Same here. I did a brief look into the matter just now, so I would love it if someone could correct/expand on anything. I mostly looked into the Soviet Union from the 1960s-1970s (whats shown in...

    I'm also curious, as an uninformed westerner, about the economic system on display here

    Same here. I did a brief look into the matter just now, so I would love it if someone could correct/expand on anything. I mostly looked into the Soviet Union from the 1960s-1970s (whats shown in these photographs might very well be from later, but that could be perestroika stuff and I didn't bother with that)

    Were cashiers accepting money for goods

    Yes, goods cost money. The prices would largely be set by the state's central planning bureaucracy.

    Were there limits to that?

    Rationing could happen, but was not the default state after the world wars. One example I came across was bread being rationed in farm communities due to it being "subsidized" to cost less than grain meant for animals.

    How did the experience of shopping for clothes, toys, or groceries differ in the USSR from doing the same in the rest of the world?

    Grocery shopping would tend to be done at specialty stores for groups of products (bread, dairy, meat). Many products would have no packaging and many stores would receive deliveries of a lot of fresh food at once that would only be available for a little bit.

    One thing that everything I looked at confirmed was that luxury goods (including some food) was largely under-produced. Cities received these products according to their priority (Moscow being first) and people would travel to Moscow to buy goods they couldn't where they lived. Stores in Moscow wouldn't necessarily run out, but would be crowded.

    There were also stores that would be available to different people, so the elites of the party could access better stocked stores with lower prices.

    5 votes