How did you discover SaidIt? by zoe in AskSaidIt

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/r/redditalternatives

/r/news mods ban pro second amendment users, remove top comment with 500+ upvotes, and call users "gun nut brigading losers" in PM. Uncensored Link by d3rr in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Pretty decent if you stay off the defaults; unfortunately censorious powermods and admins trying to become facebook 2.0 are killing the site.

This place is worse than radd.it and AIDS combined with...something else terrible. Prove me wrong. by spectre_of_snapshill in drama

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It has builtin IRC and a centrist userbase.

My Reddit account has been suspended for 7 days due to my post on Pedophilia and Religion by The_In-Betweener in conspiracy

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Try asking them what content specifically got you banned; there's lots of worse shit allowed on Reddit.

YouTube Shuts Down All Syrian State Channels As Idlib Assault Begins by useless_aether in censorship

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At this point it's a natural extension of net neutrality. Although ISPs have more potential for censorship, since such social networks cannot prevent you from making your own website, in today's centralized internet censorship by sites like Facebook and Twitter is still a concern. Nowadays people mostly use a handful of websites.

Israel dramatically losing support among Jewish college students in US by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Being normal people, the younger generation of Jews tend to support the Israeli ethnostate much less than their elders.

Saidit, what's your favorite fun fact? by Hellojoshua in AskSaidIt

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I remember being like what when my phys teacher told me that in high school. It's like if you move a 1 meter long stick the atoms don't move 1 meter, but the signal does. http://wiki.c2.com/?SpeedOfElectrons

Edit: Edited for clarity.

Saidit is the first legit Reddit succesor I've seem. by pitterpatterwater in frontpage

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/u/snallygaster deserves the credit; I just became an approved submitter fairly recently, he's the one who maintains the list and posted most of the linked stuff.

Anyways, I'm thinking a python script would be sufficient. Problem is that it's nearly 300 posts; I need a method which won't use up my bandwidth downloading it, aka I need to get famillair with website scraping and the Reddit API.

Saidit is the first legit Reddit succesor I've seem. by pitterpatterwater in frontpage

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We at /r/internetcollection maintain a stickied list of links to previous posts, so that isn't a problem. The important bit is the text in the posts, which contains a short description, archive and source links, and categorisation-related info.

The creator of this sub is a big bitch though by A4QualityPaper in drama

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There is nothing wrong with incest, as long as you don't reproduce.

Saidit is the first legit Reddit succesor I've seem. by pitterpatterwater in frontpage

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Suggestion: Do like some forums do and give trusted volunteer users admin rights. Will keep the costs down and will probably lead to more prompt replies if this place become an actual succesor to reddit in terms to number of users.

Hawaii volcano could erupt after 250 earthquakes in 24 hours by magnora7 in science

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That site's design is just awful. The botttom half of the video box floats at the top of the screen and makes it hard to read the text.

At least seven patients in Beijing who doctors said had “no hope” of regaining consciousness were re-evaluated by an artificial intelligence system that predicted they would awaken within a year. They did. by magnora7 in science

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Speaking as a programmer, neural networks will never be suitable for most purposes. For example, it is impossible to make a neural network which will give perfectly accurate results for simple integer addition or subtraction, merely one which calculates close approximations. However, for certain fields, such as image recognition, neural networks are the only way to do it well.

Edit: "This works, but might someday destroy the earth if some unknown and very specific parameters are reached." won't ever be a thing, because we can use maths to find whether certain outputs are possible. Neural networks merely take inputs and produce corresponding outputs once frozen.

Medieval Fantasy City Generator by watabou by magnora7 in whatever

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Really meets what I expected from the Pixel Dungeon dev; very nifty tool.

Gallowboobies. by pitterpatterwater in drama

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/r/drama may be getting banned because of Gallowboob taking offense to us talking about the time he sent nudes to underage users.