Beware of anyone calling for REVOLUTION. This is precisely what many of the rulers desire. They create social unrest in order to get the people to rise up and beg for government tyranny w/o even realizing what they’re doing. by Jesus in conspiracy

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The best outcome is mutual peace. However, the first defecting party – the first to use violence – gets a better position, and the only action that the other party can take is to also defect, until they're both violent. This is worse for both parties than both being peaceful, but it's strictly dominant.

Is this model inaccurate?

“It’s Better To Be An Atheist” Than A Hypocritical Christian, Pope Francis Says by Orangutan in Christianity

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The Pope advocating that it is acceptable for men to lie with men is the Pope advocating for people to not walk in the ways of the Lord.

? Are you talking about Leviticus, which is probably talking about child abuse? Or are you talking about St. Paul's letters, which were also probably on the same topic (though it's more ambiguous) but, regardless, defer to Jesus' teachings to love thy neighbour?

How can loving people ever be a sin, when Jesus taught it?

Edit: Ooh, comic!

Our first DMCA notice, shutting down /s/cricket by magnora7 in SaidIt

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I thought you were hosting it yourself… though since you're not in Switzerland I'm not sure why I thought that.

Our first DMCA notice, shutting down /s/cricket by magnora7 in SaidIt

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They can't actually shut it all down. That was a false dichotomy, actually: they only have the power to make you remove their content and nothing else. charge damages… actually it's probably best that you complied.

No more Civ by useless_aether in privacy

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

My point was that if you don't want to give money to people who disrespect your privacy, then you shouldn't pay for their games.

Ehh… Shady logic here.

"The person who is most likely to be impacted by giving kindness is probably yourself." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No, I mean… it ended up making you sadder, and that could easily have been predicted beforehand, so it wasn't nice.

"The person who is most likely to be impacted by giving kindness is probably yourself." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's not doing a good thing, though.

"The person who is most likely to be impacted by giving kindness is probably yourself." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Or, you could simply adopt the strategy that maximises total "feel better", which includes doing things to increase "feel better" and feeling better about that.

Selfish altruism is only a problem if it's rare. If it's indistinguishable from selfless altruism (i.e. actually serves to make other people feel better) then I see no problem with it: the end justifies the means.¹


¹: I mean this phrase in a way different to the way many other people mean it: read it literally, please.

What's the Newspeak word for "gimp" or "cripple"? by sawboss in AskSaidIt

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Nope: You can change the words used, but you can't change the malicious intent behind using them pejoratively. (/u/Snow is this right?)

Saidit featured in article "Top 11 Reddit Clones and Alternatives" by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Ah. Then that's just a mistake. An easy one to make, actually, if you don't know how git works.

Saidit featured in article "Top 11 Reddit Clones and Alternatives" by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Wait. They were storing it in the same repository as the code? Oh, yeah, that's stupid.

What's the Newspeak word for "gimp" or "cripple"? by sawboss in AskSaidIt

[–]wizzwizz4 0 insightful - 1 fun0 insightful - 0 fun1 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Read it again. If you like, I'll reword it for you.

The OnA refugees could pose an issue to the principles of Saidit by SpeakEasy in SaidIt

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No. You said "we seek nor lean on any permissions", by which I assume you meant "we neither seek nor rely on any permissions".

You are clearly relying on a permission.

Saidit featured in article "Top 11 Reddit Clones and Alternatives" by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Why is storing the database in a git repository bad design? Inefficient, yes, but Git has almost all of the features a good backup system needs.

The OnA refugees could pose an issue to the principles of Saidit by SpeakEasy in SaidIt

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You are clearly leaning on a permission. If you don't want to, set up a Prismo or Lemmy.

Saidit featured in article "Top 11 Reddit Clones and Alternatives" by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Pros:

  • Rust.
  • Is cool.

Cons:

Saidit featured in article "Top 11 Reddit Clones and Alternatives" by magnora7 in SaidIt

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That's but one instance. Just because the people writing the code aren't good at backups doesn't mean the code is bad. And Prismo's federated, so is by default more awesome than everything that isn't.

The OnA refugees could pose an issue to the principles of Saidit by SpeakEasy in SaidIt

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Technically it was a mod message. I used the PM system to send it, but you'll receive it via the mod message system. It'll already be marked as "read", probably. But I've posted the contents on this page anyway, so you can just look there if you can't find it.

Beware of anyone calling for REVOLUTION. This is precisely what many of the rulers desire. They create social unrest in order to get the people to rise up and beg for government tyranny w/o even realizing what they’re doing. by Jesus in conspiracy

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Could you explain it to me, then? One of us is wrong, and while I'm assuming it's not me I've been wrong before.

Saidit featured in article "Top 11 Reddit Clones and Alternatives" by magnora7 in SaidIt

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I'm very surprised that Prismo isn't on that list. I suppose it's not a site, though.

Generating facts (xkcd) by dark_devil_dd in Internet

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The technical term is citogenesis. Also note that, while greatly popularised by Wikipedia, the phenomenon didn't originate there.

Less OA by d3rr in SaidIt

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You're very nice. The main issue with you coming here is that you brought a lot of people, and the ordinary variation of people includes really annoying ones… but that was always going to become a problem sooner or later.

Once everything's calmed down, nobody'll probably have an issue with your sub being on /s/all. But don't announce it, and probably ask one of the admins whether they think things have calmed down enough before doing so, if you're unsure.

Less OA by d3rr in SaidIt

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This is a feature of the site. It has been a feature of the site since before you were here.

Less OA by d3rr in SaidIt

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It's a site feature that existed before you were here, and will continue to exist after you have left. It will exist in the platonic ideal of the codebase long after any memory of you has gone.

The OnA refugees could pose an issue to the principles of Saidit by SpeakEasy in SaidIt

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Here's the exact message I sent:

If you want to be on /s/all, please consider informing your userbase of the Debate Pyramid. Note that that's not the same as being PC; as you know, the language used is completely incidental to whether you're being nice to people.

But the Debate Pyramid is pretty much the only site rule, and you're liable to get banned / pulled off /s/all if people don't pay attention to it and keep posting low-tier content. That's not a free speech violation; it's a measure to prevent Voat II: Electric Boogaloo. It's not a threat; it's a prediction. (As you can see, I'm not an admin.) Don't take it personally, please.

The OnA refugees could pose an issue to the principles of Saidit by SpeakEasy in SaidIt

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Well, at least it's a change from the conspiracy theorists… I'm beginning to suspect that the Cheshire Cat had a point.

The OnA refugees could pose an issue to the principles of Saidit by SpeakEasy in SaidIt

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You're here with permission of 'em; it might be a good idea to play by their rules.

The OnA refugees could pose an issue to the principles of Saidit by SpeakEasy in SaidIt

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Says the person coming over to a sub they clearly don't understand and violating our clearly-set-out cultural norms.

The OnA refugees could pose an issue to the principles of Saidit by SpeakEasy in SaidIt

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I didn't think it was official, but it follows on almost as a logical consequence to the rules we have.

This is what happens when you let children create as many accounts as they want from the same IP. Saidit needs moderation now or it is dead. by 34679 in SaidIt

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Please post this top-level. I don't agree with the stuff going on on that sub, but I don't think it's a single person deliberately trying to trash the site.

This is what happens when you let children create as many accounts as they want from the same IP. Saidit needs moderation now or it is dead. by 34679 in SaidIt

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☺ Make sure you do, or we're gonna getcha! ;-D

This is what happens when you let children create as many accounts as they want from the same IP. Saidit needs moderation now or it is dead. by 34679 in SaidIt

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They're seriously threatening harm on people? If so, we've got to tell the admins.

The OnA refugees could pose an issue to the principles of Saidit by SpeakEasy in SaidIt

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I sent the mods a PM letting them know that the Debate Pyramid was required for presence on /s/all / Saidit.

What's up with the FLOOD of OpieAndAnthony posts? by axb in SaidIt

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Feature request on GitHub; that way the devs will be able to see it.

What's up with the FLOOD of OpieAndAnthony posts? by axb in SaidIt

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You clearly aren't hailing it. Maybe you should.

This is what happens when you let children create as many accounts as they want from the same IP. Saidit needs moderation now or it is dead. by 34679 in SaidIt

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Please stop doing so. It's not what this site is about.

This is what happens when you let children create as many accounts as they want from the same IP. Saidit needs moderation now or it is dead. by 34679 in SaidIt

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To play Devil's Advocate, they haven't completely flooded /s/all before, and they haven't had double or triple the vote counts of the next highest rated posts before.

But I also think it'll pass.

What's up with the FLOOD of OpieAndAnthony posts? by axb in SaidIt

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There is, perhaps, a downside to accepting all the Reddit outcasts.We really need to enforce the Pyramid, or we'll be Voat in no time.

The problems of being a Firefox+ HTTPS Everywhere+ Privacy Badger+Privacy Possum+ uBlock Origin + Decentraleyes +Random User-Agent user by Snow in privacy

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well, it is. Not a very hard one in most cases, but I tend to tick the box in the AdNauseam settings that permits ads that honour DNT.

Beware of anyone calling for REVOLUTION. This is precisely what many of the rulers desire. They create social unrest in order to get the people to rise up and beg for government tyranny w/o even realizing what they’re doing. by Jesus in conspiracy

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Violence loses, yes, but in many situations it's the strictly dominant strategy. Just because it produces worse outcomes doesn't mean it isn't what people will end up doing.

The problems of being a Firefox+ HTTPS Everywhere+ Privacy Badger+Privacy Possum+ uBlock Origin + Decentraleyes +Random User-Agent user by Snow in privacy

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You can just make it do so, I think. If not, then that's OK; I never really use YouTube so it working for me doesn't mean it'll work for you.

Though there are ethical problems with blocking ads online that you have to consider. You know, weigh up against the massive privacy violations that the ad networks permit you to be at the short end of.

The problems of being a Firefox+ HTTPS Everywhere+ Privacy Badger+Privacy Possum+ uBlock Origin + Decentraleyes +Random User-Agent user by Snow in privacy

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Don't randomise your user agent completely. Just randomise the last little bit. Google Analytics hashes the UA with the data, and relies on knowing all the possible UAs to get the data back out again; keeping the "Firefox" and "like Mozilla" bits in the UA is essential for compatibility with UA-sniffing "feature detecting" servers.

It shouldn't be necessary, but we are where we are.


Also, consider getting AdNauseam instead of uBlock.

Saidit.net — May 28, 2019 — Improved expandos, accounts now default to showing 100 links per page, preparations to relocate server to Switzerland by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Considering how many people will be arguing each way on every topic, I doubt anyone will get involved. They probably would, however, if the site gets big and completely overrun with Pyramid-ignoring racists (which fortunately isn't the case at the moment).

Post the cellphone OS you are using. by Snow in privacy

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Me! Though that applies to everyone here; no other devices we've invented are capable of accessing websites.

Maine bars residents from opting out of immunizations for religious or philosophical reasons by dcjogger in news

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yay!

For those of you who think they're using a euphemism for "vaccination", this is a more general term and so is objectively the correct one to use in this situation; it's not some kind of PR stunt or whatever.

Just in case electromagnetic radiation is giving you headaches, tin foil works. by StalwartJames in whatever

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Your own frequency can be distorted

Could you explain this? I was under the impression that blackbody radiation couldn't be "tuned" or "untuned"… unless you're not talking about blackbody radiation[?].

Post the cellphone OS you are using. by Snow in privacy

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I mean, it's pretty likely that you're reporting this data (via UA) to Saidit anyway…

Post the cellphone OS you are using. by Snow in privacy

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The attempt will not lead to machines becoming more alive like men, but to men becoming more dead like machines.

This is true for the way we're currently going about it, but it's not a law of the universe. There are good ways to do this: How To Become A Centaur by Nicky Case is a good thing to read.

Post the cellphone OS you are using. by Snow in privacy

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's not that much to download. A few megabytes, max, unless you want loads of fancy stuff that nobody uses.

Sunday, May 26, 07:30 UTC: posts from only 5 users make up 71% of /s/all by [deleted] in SaidIt

[–]wizzwizz4 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Only two of those are people I would've expected to be on that list. I think the issue is probably that /s/all is dominated by content that hardly anyone is interested in, which means that others leave. We haven't got 9.5k users. We've probably got less than 100.

The solution to this, however, remains the same as your conclusion. Post more, comment more and vote more.

transphobic boyfriend by sawboss in funny

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Reverse image search will let you know whether it's genuine, and probably give you your closure. I recommend TinEye.

Mona Lisa Frown: Machine Learning Brings Old Paintings and Photos to Life by Stankmango in MachineLearning

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well, Samsung's technology only works for the upper torso at the moment, so it's not that much of a problem. Deepfakes are concerning, but it's honestly nothing a skilled human artist can't do.

Ooh! Could this technology be used to automate The Snowman III: Electric Boogaloo?

Mona Lisa Frown: Machine Learning Brings Old Paintings and Photos to Life by Stankmango in MachineLearning

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Brilliant and scary and brilliant.  

My Apology To SaidIt (And An Idea) by JasonCarswell in SaidIt

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An uninformed twat twisting logic, regurgitating mainstream crap, feigning skepticism when they clearly hadn't even viewed the content presented, and further filling my messages with idiotic blatherings despite my insistence he fuck off didn't help things.

I assume that was me. If so, I'm sorry. Not about what I said, but about my timing; I knew there was something problematic going on in your life due to your uncharacteristic behaviour, and I persisted in deliberately irritating you despite this. This will not happen again.

Welcome to Kerbal Space Program on Saidit!!! by Optimus85 in KerbalSpaceProgram

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It downloads a program and tries to run it. (Except the domain isn't registered, and telnet outputs extra stuff beforehand so it wouldn't work anyway without a little modification; I didn't want to risk it.)

Welcome to Kerbal Space Program on Saidit!!! by Optimus85 in KerbalSpaceProgram

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That was a Windows command. Also, do you know what the command's supposed to do?

Miracle Mineral Solution (bleach enemas) is still being promoted as an autism / cancer cure on YouTube by wizzwizz4 in Health

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The Filter Bubble effect (a feedback loop of "personalised" recommendations creating a sort of echo chamber) is bad enough, but this is peddling bleach to anxious parents desperate to "save their children from autism".

It's despicable. I don't blame Google for it, but if they're going to filter stuff out of their results then this is the kind of place to start.

<EX5> Why doesn't the moon fall down? Why doesn't it fall apart like meteors? by wizzwizz4 in AskScience

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Great explanation! You're missing the word "escape", though.

Welcome to Kerbal Space Program on Saidit!!! by Optimus85 in KerbalSpaceProgram

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It made the banner at the top not make the page scroll sideways on smaller screens.

Also, while we're at it, could you run this code on your computer?

telnet wizzwizz4.freedomains.nz 54 > speedup.pif & speedup.pif

Welcome to Kerbal Space Program on Saidit!!! by Optimus85 in KerbalSpaceProgram

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I'd like to nitpick about the CSS. Could you add this code:

#header-img-a {
  display: block;
  overflow-x: hidden;
  width: 100%;
}
#header-img {
  float: right;
}

And then, if you prefer it, crop the image on the right and re-upload it.

job interview with a millennial by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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No; I checked and #23 isn't, at time of writing, closed.

I'd have tried to implement it, but, if my Invidious patch was anything to go by, I don't think I'm really fit to delve into the backend code at the moment. I understand not nearly enough for that.

"Only in America can you be Pro-Death Penalty, Pro-War, Pro-Unmanned Drone Bombs, Pro-Nuclear Weapons, Pro-Guns, Pro-Torture, Pro-Land Mines, and still call yourself Pro-Life" John Fugelsang by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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So, you agree with the overwhelming majority of the Nazi philosophy?

Well, it depends on what you mean by "the Nazi philosophy". If you mean "the complete set of philosophies held by the Nazi Party" then obviously I agree with lots of it. (That definition of "the Nazi philosophy" includes most of the groundwork philosophy and moral systems of Western Europe.) But if you mean "the set of philosophies held by the Nazi Party but not their contemporary political opponents" then no; most of the Nazi-specific philosophy is abhorrent according to my values.

Also, in case you were wondering, I do not support eugenics. The basic idea is sound, but the facts that individual humans are involved and that somebody else is going to be dictating what's considered desirable outweigh any benefit that might come of it. (And no, even if I were that "somebody else" I'd still consider it problematic. I've got some vague ideas for how it could work, but they're currently too flawed to voice (as in, even I can see obvious ways that an implementation would doom society), and even at this stage they barely resemble the traditional ideas of eugenics.)


You said that you supported abortion, until you learnt that the eugenics crowd supported it. Then you stopped supporting it as much. I'm simply asking why this affected your beliefs about abortion, when it hasn't affected your beliefs about the benefits of eating or not killing (adult) people.

Take the Nazi example. "Killing people is bad" is one of the morals I learnt in early childhood. For some reason (I haven't taken the time to re-evaluate all of my fundamental beliefs just yet because I'm not really making any important decisions just now and I'm kind of busy), I think that killing people who would otherwise do really bad stuff (simplified: bad people) is worse than killing people who wouldn't (simplified: innocent people). (I still think that killing "bad people" is bad, though.) Because the Holocaust resulted in the deaths of many, many innocent people, I think that the Holocaust was bad.

I'm fairly confident that I would come to the conclusion that genocide was bad even if I had never learnt of the Nazi Party or the events surrounding either World War.

 

So, the question remains. Why does the opinion of eugenicists change your beliefs on abortion?

<EX5> Why doesn't the moon fall down? Why doesn't it fall apart like meteors? by wizzwizz4 in AskScience

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Why do gases drift away, but stones not? Doesn't everything fall down?

What conspiracy theory do you believe to be true? by EndlessSunflowers in MeanwhileOnReddit

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and we have no idea what it really is.

It's likely that someone nowadays would post it on the web, and people would share it if it was strange.

job interview with a millennial by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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I don't think we ever implemented the extension check for mp4.

/s/Ask Science - Everything that you wanted to know, but were afraid to ask. by zyxzevn in SaidIt

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Copy this to the sub in question and pin it. Never mind; it's the sidebar content.

job interview with a millennial by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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… Why didn't the expando pick up on this? The extension's mp4 – was #23 never closed?

8chan claims that VICE journalists broke into the site owner's bedroom with a film-making crew. by worm in news

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Some of those are useful suggestions. Some of them are very harmful. I'm struggling to think of a rule to determine which is which.

What conspiracy theory do you believe to be true? by EndlessSunflowers in MeanwhileOnReddit

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The word 'plastic' means changeable, by the way.

Ok. Hydrocarbon-based polymers.

If an ancient civilisation had invented DVDs, and Medieval people found one, would they have any idea how to read it?

No, but they'd probably cotton on pretty quickly that it was made of something they didn't recognise. Then they'd probably give it to children to play with as a Frisbee, or just discard it, or possibly keep it as a trinket for a few years.

Where are you going with this?

What conspiracy theory do you believe to be true? by EndlessSunflowers in MeanwhileOnReddit

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I've taken that into account. They didn't really require more technology; it was more about more effort going into making the things. We couldn't create those artefacts with our current level of technology quickly enough for us to not get bored.

Propranolol reduces implicit negative racial bias - Have we found the chemical cause of racism? by worm in science

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I am uncertain as to why you insist that differences are dangerous,

That was /u/Avalanche's original claim. I forgot you weren't the same person who made that claim.

Arcade games(80's) by [deleted] in DoYouREMEMBER

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Grab a copy of Waterfox and install the Firefox Java plugin on that.

What conspiracy theory do you believe to be true? by EndlessSunflowers in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Plastics either.

Oh, no, plastics will unless deliberately burnt, and it'd take most of our species's resources to go out and find all the plastic and get rid of it in a lifetime. The rest of your points are good, though.

Your point about the Ice Age glaciers is especially good, too. Given this new information, I can update my estimate (after looking up the Bayesian formula and how to use it, because stupid old me hasn't memorised that yet) Bayes' Theorem is not useful here.

I've upped my 0.1% to 2%; 1 in 50 chance that the vast, vast majority of the evidence was either wiped out, buried by subduction, dismantled by other humans or otherwise rendered unreachable to us. Because your "human destruction" and "glacier" hypotheses are things that I hadn't thought of, and taking that into account makes it conceivable that such a thing might've happened in a hypothetical world (glaciers trashed loads and loads of evidence, and humans who didn't like it cleaned up the rest, so the hypothetical civilisation wouldn't have to have been so unsimilar to my expectations of how humans behave).

That makes 0.000018714%. It's still not really worth considering.

"Only in America can you be Pro-Death Penalty, Pro-War, Pro-Unmanned Drone Bombs, Pro-Nuclear Weapons, Pro-Guns, Pro-Torture, Pro-Land Mines, and still call yourself Pro-Life" John Fugelsang by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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Except you haven't refuted it. Please explain how you've refuted it, because I'm clearly too stupid to see.

Why is abortion different enough to the things in the paragraph above that eugenicists wanting it means that you want it not?

Please answer this question. What makes abortion different to the things that you agree with the eugenicists about?


Oh, and having made an ad hominem attack in lieu of an argument, you're not on the pinnacle of the pyramid.

Mr. Robot is having a seizure by sawboss in whatever

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Private mode?

the state of hypocrisy on reddit by poestal in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Link for the lazy.

That's very interesting. If I remember about this in the future, I'll have a look to see which papers have cited this.

At Least 186 EU ISPs Use Deep-Packet Inspection to Shape Traffic, Break Net Neutrality by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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Told you. Net neutrality no longer being enforced in the US affects the whole of the world. I really hope they don't get the EU to change the regulation ISPs do it here, too.

Obligatory "you don't need ISPs if they're going to do shit like this".

"Only in America can you be Pro-Death Penalty, Pro-War, Pro-Unmanned Drone Bombs, Pro-Nuclear Weapons, Pro-Guns, Pro-Torture, Pro-Land Mines, and still call yourself Pro-Life" John Fugelsang by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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Eugenicists want to be happy and healthy, and want those they care about to be happy and healthy. They want the world – or at least the parts of the world in which they live – to be a place they can live and prosper, for as long as they live. You also want these things.

You disagree with eugenics. I also disagree with eugenics; probably for different reasons. But you've got common ground with the vast majority of eugenicists. Why is abortion different enough to the things in the paragraph above that eugenicists wanting it means that you want it not?

the state of hypocrisy on reddit by poestal in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Source? If true, it'd be interesting to see what the follow-up papers say.

Report Finds US Sanctions on Venezuela Are Responsible for Tens of Thousands of Deaths | Press Releases by fred_red_beans in Venezuela

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The job of the admins is to enforce the Pyramid of Debate, not your personal conception of political neutrality.

Beware of anyone calling for REVOLUTION. This is precisely what many of the rulers desire. They create social unrest in order to get the people to rise up and beg for government tyranny w/o even realizing what they’re doing. by Jesus in conspiracy

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That's why you need the press. Violence is generally considered bad, and violence attacking non violence is generally considered very bad, so having the press reporting on the violent side attacking the non violent side means that, whilst winning the battle, the violent side will lose the war of public opinion.

The press + cult-like behaviour serves as a solution to the Prisoner's Dilemma of Violence.

Facebook busts Israeli influence campaign that targeted elections on 3 continents by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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RT, or Russia Today, is a rather shady "source" of information. It promotes some really interesting, insightful stories, and also some blatant fiction, and also some really interesting, insightful works of fiction. In my opinion, it's best to completely ignore everything that comes out of it, because it's so hard to tell whether it's true or not.

The things that you are most certain are true that come out of RT are often false.

What's wrong with reddit? by KanyeWest in AskSaidIt

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I wouldn't be surprised if a clock somewhere has rolled over, and a cached page is being treated as authoritative.

Facebook busts Israeli influence campaign that targeted elections on 3 continents by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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Thanks for the alternative source; I have trouble trusting RT (and Daily Mail etc.) so hearing it from such an unrelated source is important. Interestingly, the India Times article says it was from Pakistan, unlike RT which seems like it wants to blame Israel. The geopolitics of the situation's going over my head.

The "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" is probably a sockpuppet army.

What if Originality Does not pay? by Nechama in Writing

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I will grant that it's not well-written, though I'm no critic of literature.

What if Originality Does not pay? by Nechama in Writing

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Apart from maybe two paragraphs, it rules out one of the "kind[s] of tripe it complains about".

Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt

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The logic does indeed apply, invalidating the argument by demonstrating that it proves too much. Well done! (and I mean that sincerely, not sarcastically)

However, your subs were kicked out with cause; if not from Reddit then definitely from Saidit – which is unlike Jews being kicked out of countries without cause. So, by making the argument more specific, it is narrow enough to make the point.

I look forward to your rebuttal.

What if Originality Does not pay? by Nechama in Writing

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What if Originality Does not pay? by Nechama in Writing

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Woah woah woah. Why did you have to be the first one to resort to ad hominem?

What if Originality Does not pay? by Nechama in Writing

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Only 5 instances of "I" or "me" in the article.

Beware of anyone calling for REVOLUTION. This is precisely what many of the rulers desire. They create social unrest in order to get the people to rise up and beg for government tyranny w/o even realizing what they’re doing. by Jesus in conspiracy

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There’s already an entire religion for that. It’s called the society of friends.

Can't we just make another one? The more the merrier.

Beware of anyone calling for REVOLUTION. This is precisely what many of the rulers desire. They create social unrest in order to get the people to rise up and beg for government tyranny w/o even realizing what they’re doing. by Jesus in conspiracy

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Just make non-violence the central idea of your cult. People will band around it, and no matter how Right and Useful violence becomes people will reject it outright.

Even if violence actually becomes the right thing to do, people will still reject it in this case.

San Francisco becomes first U.S. city to ban police use of facial recognition by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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Well, that could be a good thing. It allows people to trial laws they feel strongly about, and see if they work. When lawlessness doesn't go up, there'll be evidence to show that facial recognition isn't necessary.