Should the "funny" vote be called the "fun" vote? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

[–]OldManCorley 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

If votes are reserved for "above average", we first need a baseline for what's average. And without the ability to discern "good" or suitable posts from "bad" or unsuitable posts that's impossible (no downvote, no insight/funny for average posts).

I'd say votes should be used to discern whether it falls into the different categories for the user, and used generously as it encouragement for posters. The user get more content they like by subscribing to subs that has a culture for posts the user find insightful or funny.

Water it all down and let the users make their own lemonade.

NewPipe is acting up. Does anyone have any recommendation(s) for another decent YouTube downloader(s)? by Tom_Bombadil in AskSaidIt

[–]OldManCorley 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

you and I and most people with an ideal environment could learn geometry and trig well enough to teach it at a college or high school or something. A working level math education

In comparison to ground breaking, paradigm shifting high level math, that isn't comparable.

If Einstein is considered extraordinary, could anyone become extraordinary under ideal conditions?

I imagine that the vast majority had lots of factors stacked against them and chaos in their lives rather than they studied adequately and still failed to grasp the material and get in.

If we're looking at causes outside scholarly performance, it's easy to argue that a family might not make as good decisions for their child as a higher intelligence family, resulting in more challenges for their kids.

I guess my argument is that it's not a complex matter.

Sometimes it's just about having the experience and things look complicated from the outside.

In my experience, what someone think is easy, others think it's hard. When you say some things are complex and others aren't, it's that compared to the average Joe or compared to your comprehension skills?

New Jersey cops search man's anus, genitals for weed during traffic stop. See for yourself. by dcjogger in news

[–]OldManCorley 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

TIL that Joseph Drew and Andrew Whitmore sticks their fingers up strangers anuses for no obvious legitimate reasons.

NewPipe is acting up. Does anyone have any recommendation(s) for another decent YouTube downloader(s)? by Tom_Bombadil in AskSaidIt

[–]OldManCorley 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Then we disagree. I believe that certain types of intellectual challenges aren't solvable without certain intellectual qualities.

And since I don't believe people choose to be a gas station attendee over being a doctor or other higher paid and higher status jobs, I believe it to be their ability to solve the required challenges that's holding them back more than a satisfaction regarding their situation.

Do you understand math at the same level of Einstein? You can't argue that he was unique as several physicists were working on the same principles and the science community are pretty sure that if it weren't Einstein, then someone else would have come up with the theory of relativity, eventually.

If you say yes, then I'd argue you have a better mind for math then I do because I don't. If you say no but you can learn, you have a better mind for math than than me, because I've tried and failed. If you say no, you agree that there's other people with better minds for math than you.

How does that fit in with the idea that having a grasp on complex matters is just a matter of learning a trade craft?

What about the people flunking trade craft educations? And so on.

NewPipe is acting up. Does anyone have any recommendation(s) for another decent YouTube downloader(s)? by Tom_Bombadil in AskSaidIt

[–]OldManCorley 1 insightful - 2 funny1 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

Tech people aren't smarter

555-come-on-now, are you saying that you and OP's grasp on technical concepts are the same, despite his or hers admittance to the opposite?

That's not a very smart thing to say...

Saidit now has over 3000 registered users! by magnora7 in SaidIt

[–]OldManCorley 7 insightful - 1 funny7 insightful - 0 funny8 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

No doubt thanks to your efforts to improve the site and facilitate growth!

SaidIt Survey : Which is worse - the thought police or the tax man? by JasonCarswell in SaidItSurveys

[–]OldManCorley 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

However, illegal immigration (by new arrival) is near an all time low.

  1. That's not a counterargument.

  2. Even if it were, I'm not from the US so it's not a valid counterargument to my statement.

Unemployment figures are currently low, so that cannot be a significant issue.

Does those figures include those who aren't registered?

What adverse effect is the result of the illegal immigrant population? Where are the existing problems?

If you see no negative sides to illegal immigration, does that include human trafficking and exploitation of illegal immigrants as a particularly vulnerable group for both physical labour and sex work through economical slavery?

tut tut

"Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2019" Torrent Freak (2019-01-06) by JasonCarswell in Internet

[–]OldManCorley 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Im not the biggest fan of h265, partially since I think I see a small loss of visual quality at the gain of a much smaller file size, partially since none of my players have built in h264 hardware decoding (h264 is the bluray standard, hardware decoding is widely supported).

Private is private. Invitation only and often cool rares or uniques. High upload ratio is a must.

SaidIt Survey : Which is worse - the thought police or the tax man? by JasonCarswell in SaidItSurveys

[–]OldManCorley 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Why not both?

Yes, why not both. Would you say both candidates were treated equally from the press??

"Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2019" Torrent Freak (2019-01-06) by JasonCarswell in Internet

[–]OldManCorley 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I have good experience with rarbg.to, but I'm always interested in new trackers.

If anybody want to invite to private, I'm interested. Used to hang out at BaconBits with a very respectable ratio.

SaidIt Survey : Which is worse - the thought police or the tax man? by JasonCarswell in SaidItSurveys

[–]OldManCorley 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I agree, but what stories get sensationalised?

One very obvious example to me would be the media coverage of trump vs Clinton.

Would you say the media were pouncing on every opportunity for a sensationalised scandal for both parties or would you say the candidates were treated differently when it comes to press coverage?

Congress proposes banning dog, cat consumption by dcjogger in politics

[–]OldManCorley 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

This page isn't available in the EEC because they aren't willing to follow GDPR. I wonder what info they scrape from visitors and what databases they cross reference with.

SaidIt Survey : Which is worse - the thought police or the tax man? by JasonCarswell in SaidItSurveys

[–]OldManCorley 4 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 0 funny5 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

and blaming them for the problems with society.

Above directly blaming immigrants for societies problem is the understanding that unchecked illegal immigration could lead to problems in society.

Much in the same way that above "orange man bad", there's actually arguments against president Trump.

Fundamentalizing and removing nuances in the debate IS the result of the though police.

Decentralizing SaidIt by JasonCarswell in SaidIt

[–]OldManCorley 4 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 0 funny5 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I'm a fan of federation and envision a future forum form where I can host /x/[email protected] and sync and federate with others who also want to host /x/Norway.

My favouritism might very well be due to a lot of experience with federation and none with blockchain.

But in any case, I believe it is a hype for now and populated federated or blockchain based social news aggregators are at least five years out if we look at comparable projects, the fediverse, matrix, Nextcloud etc.

Coincidence by TheWebOfSlime in conspiracy

[–]OldManCorley 2 insightful - 2 funny2 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

IIRC at least the Egyptians copied the positions of the stars in Orions belt as they were around 11.000 years ago. Such noobs, we all "know" the pyramids were built much later than that.

Niggerfaggot Niggerfaggot by Demiurgent in whatever

[–]OldManCorley 3 insightful - 2 funny3 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

One day clone babies will crawl out of our toilets, up our asses and take us over from within. All of us.

Am I automatically subscribed to new subs when they are made? by happysmash27 in SaidIt

[–]OldManCorley 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I'm remembering now that the reason we did it was the idea that subscriptions would be opt-out, so you could just unsubscribe from the ones you don't like, rather than subscribing to the ones you do like.

Which is what I did, and it worked as intended. But after manually filtering the third page it got tedious. That system is at end of life, as planned.

This is the default list so far:

/s/conspiracy 👌😑👍

Am I automatically subscribed to new subs when they are made? by happysmash27 in SaidIt

[–]OldManCorley 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Sounds like a good way to go about it.

I suggest including the community to allow us to share a sense of ownership of the site identity, like a post calling for suggestions, and the most upvoted suggestions not already in the admins list (and are suitable) get included in the default set?

Am I automatically subscribed to new subs when they are made? by happysmash27 in SaidIt

[–]OldManCorley 4 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 0 funny5 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I think the standard model is the best, there's a set of standard subs that new members are subscribed to and no auto subscribe. This encourage the culture of subs the admins promote through a curated "default" set.

Or perhaps make it an event, each month the admins add a promising sub to the default list etc.

In the beginning the explanation for auto subscribe was to encourage niche subs AFAIK, but that feature is maintained by hot and new /all.

Opt in auto sub. 👍