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  1. Comment on Tildes Tech Support: Two audio devices, keyboard volume control will only control one and it's not the default device in ~tech

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    Is the knob mapped to Window's media control commands, or is it using some Logi command?

    Is the knob mapped to Window's media control commands, or is it using some Logi command?

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Moviepass CEO wants in on the Metaverse in ~movies

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    How did they profit from Moviepass?

    How did they profit from Moviepass?

    1 vote
  3. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    PG Wodehouse

    I woke up with that feeling you get sometimes that you're going to die in about five minutes.

    • PG Wodehouse
    5 votes
  4. Comment on Growth, population distribution and immune escape of Omicron in England in ~health.coronavirus

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    Quote from https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/omicron-infections-appear-no-less-severe-than-delta-covid-19-lowers-sperm-count-2021-12-20/ which talks about the linked study.

    Researchers at Imperial College London compared 11,329 people with confirmed or likely Omicron infections with nearly 200,000 people infected with other variants. So far, according to a report issued ahead of peer review and updated on Monday, they see "no evidence of Omicron having lower severity than Delta, judged by either the proportion of people testing positive who report symptoms, or by the proportion of cases seeking hospital care after infection."

    Quote from https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/omicron-infections-appear-no-less-severe-than-delta-covid-19-lowers-sperm-count-2021-12-20/ which talks about the linked study.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on YouTube will no longer publicly display the dislike count on videos in ~tech

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    (I assume that) Dislikes are more likely to dissuade someone from watching a given video than encouraging them to watch it. The opposite is true for likes. YT wants more eyeballs on videos, so...

    (I assume that) Dislikes are more likely to dissuade someone from watching a given video than encouraging them to watch it. The opposite is true for likes. YT wants more eyeballs on videos, so there's no downside for them for removing dislikes and leaving likes.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Don't Look Up | Official teaser trailer in ~movies

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    Relevant article from Jan 2021: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/19/netflix-says-cash-flow-positive-after-2021-no-more-external-financing.html

    Relevant article from Jan 2021: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/19/netflix-says-cash-flow-positive-after-2021-no-more-external-financing.html

    Netflix said Tuesday it will be cash-flow positive after 2021 and around break even with cash flow in this year.

    The company said it doesn't intend to need any more outside financing after borrowing $15 billion since 2011.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on China's censorship is far reaching. Searching for "tank man" on some image search engines brings up zero results. in ~tech

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    https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-blames-human-error-amid-suspicion-it-censored-1847037545

    https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-blames-human-error-amid-suspicion-it-censored-1847037545

    However, the company said that blocking image results for “Tank Man” in the U.S. was not intentional and the issue was being addressed.

    “This is due to an accidental human error and we are actively working to resolve this,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Gizmodo via email.

    DuckDuckGo is blocked within China and thus would seemingly have little incentive to censor, though it also partners with both Yahoo and Bing, the latter of which it licenses its index from. Its results appeared to be in the process of updating as of early Friday evening.

    11 votes
  8. Comment on China's censorship is far reaching. Searching for "tank man" on some image search engines brings up zero results. in ~tech

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    DDG results: safe search moderate https://i.imgur.com/3wtyyiJ.png off https://i.imgur.com/Sqbn8yN.png that broken frontline preview is the picture in question, but the preview doesn't work in...

    DDG results:

    safe search moderate https://i.imgur.com/3wtyyiJ.png

    off https://i.imgur.com/Sqbn8yN.png

    that broken frontline preview is the picture in question, but the preview doesn't work in either safe search setting.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on The hybrid workplace probably won’t last in ~life

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    Thanks for the explanation.

    Thanks for the explanation.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on The hybrid workplace probably won’t last in ~life

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    What is a virtual phone?

    What is a virtual phone?

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Which is Your Favorite B-Tier Anime? in ~anime

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    D4DJ (idols that perform music with an EDM flavor) can be a fun watch, but I'm not a super fan of the music and the characters aren't anything out of the ordinary. Sore ga Seiyuu is a SoL about...

    D4DJ (idols that perform music with an EDM flavor) can be a fun watch, but I'm not a super fan of the music and the characters aren't anything out of the ordinary.

    Sore ga Seiyuu is a SoL about voice actresses trying to get their start in the anime industry. Unless you're interested in voice actors and/or the anime industry itself, it's probably not worth watching.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Godzilla vs. Kong - Discussion thread in ~movies

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    GvK is a very good 100-minute movie trapped in a merely decent 115-minute movie. We don't necessarily need more monster screentime, but we could have done with less of the aggressively stupid...

    GvK is a very good 100-minute movie trapped in a merely decent 115-minute movie. We don't necessarily need more monster screentime, but we could have done with less of the aggressively stupid human screentime.

  13. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I'd posted a few Kaguya-sama fanfics on reddit over the past year or so. I finally decided to post them on ao3.org just for the heck of it: https://archiveofourown.org/users/ptczed

    I'd posted a few Kaguya-sama fanfics on reddit over the past year or so. I finally decided to post them on ao3.org just for the heck of it: https://archiveofourown.org/users/ptczed

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Can we get a GNU section of ~tech? in ~tildes

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    Would it be a better fit for ~comp?

    Would it be a better fit for ~comp?

    13 votes
  15. Comment on Hear me out: Why Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker isn't a bad movie in ~movies

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    Is there documentation for the claim that Disney is paying for these articles? I would believe it, not trying to be confrontational, but would also appreciate proof of such.

    Is there documentation for the claim that Disney is paying for these articles? I would believe it, not trying to be confrontational, but would also appreciate proof of such.

    8 votes
  16. Comment on Any fans of regular non-smart watches? in ~hobbies

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    Where did you get the strap?

    Where did you get the strap?

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Alternative to TeamViewer for LAN? in ~comp

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    Ended up using TightVNC on another PC, thanks for mentioning it.

    Ended up using TightVNC on another PC, thanks for mentioning it.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Positive Youtube channels? in ~hobbies

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    Baumgartner Restoration conserves old, sometimes extremely damaged paintings. Seeing a painting go from a filthy, torn mess to a pristine state not seen for decades, or maybe even 100+ years, is...

    Baumgartner Restoration conserves old, sometimes extremely damaged paintings. Seeing a painting go from a filthy, torn mess to a pristine state not seen for decades, or maybe even 100+ years, is really enjoyable.

    6 votes