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

[–]wizzwizz4 5 insightful - 12 fun5 insightful - 11 fun6 insightful - 12 fun -  (0 children)

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

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.

What if I told you - being offended by everything is a sign of being narrow-minded. by JasonCarswell in memes

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Some become very good at dealing with conflicting ideas […] other double-down on their preferred echo-chamber

Shout out for people who alternate between the two at random! Woo! We are represented!

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.

So I created s/fishing. I have absolutely no moderator experience. by ZoMgPwNaGe in fishing

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 5 fun2 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

Don't worry about having no experience. If you're doing something wrong, we can see and will publicly shame you. No pressure! ☺

Edit: Please get more people on here. This is quite possibly the most important sub created so far, because it's the first with a chance of breaking the present monoculture.

Edit 2: Wow, it's not the first of these subs; just the first to get remotely popular.

PSA: Our site culture is dropping. by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

[–]wizzwizz4[S] 2 insightful - 5 fun2 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

And what's stopping them now?

Nothing. That's why I've posted 2 PSAs in the last week, and will probably post more, despite being a guilty hypocrite.

With all the reddit users coming over lately, I wanted to share something. This is what happened to Voat. by Alduin in propaganda

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The guy who realized washing hands before surgery was committed to a nuthouse because no one believed him. Decades later everyone knows he was unquestionably correct.

Yeah, but that can't happen _now_… (/me ignores)

Programmers know whats up! by useless_aether in funny

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Haha! Amusing!

This is too true, unfortunately. Obligatory xkcd.

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.

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.

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

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This is not the flaw with Saidit. I don't even think this is a flaw. (Though /u/magnora7 probably should've humoured you endlessly, wasting significant time that could instead be spent developing other features, in order that you felt like you were being listened to, because the community is often more important than the software.)

welcome to /s/cars! by atg in cars

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No. I demand that everything is done by Unix Time 1557263450!!!!1! This is unacceptable!

(You're doing a great job. Keep it up.)

Saidit.net — April 17, 2019 — HTML5 expandos now support mp3, wav, ogg, and mp4 naively! Wiki link added. Home page listings further streamlined. by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Since somebody (not sure who) was kind enough to do the unacknowledged work of separating church and state <audio> and <video>, I added your filetypes. (I think; correct me if I'm wrong.) Wanna see the code? #27

Drowning High Five Meme : Reddit by JasonCarswell in MeanwhileOnReddit

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I want to meet your social circle, if your personal experience leads you to believe that people would have to be paid to be polarised, bipartisan and mean on the web.

The trolley problem by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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That's one way of solving it.

Is it normal for I don't watch TV? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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It's normal. Well, not normal, as few people don't, but it's not abnormal. Well, technically it is, but you know what I mean.

Kids Aren’t Born Trans — People who pursue a cross-sex identity aren’t born that way, and children should not be encouraged to “transition” to the opposite sex, according to a reference work endorsed by the American Psychological Association by useless_aether in Psychology

[–]wizzwizz4 6 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

A perfectly ordinary expression of human identity. I guess you also think homosexuality is an illness? No matter. This is really just semantics, based on our inherent perceptions of the morality of various things.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Spouts His Insane Anti-Vaxxer Conspiracy Theory in Measles Hot Zone by Orangutan in conspiracy

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His views on this are insane. Measles kills people and makes you immune if you survive, whereas vaccines kill many, many, many fewer people (one or two ever, max? I've never heard of one) and make you immune.

"Did Michael Jackson Abuse Little Boys?" by Know More News with Adam Green (2019-02-04) on YouTube by JasonCarswell in pedogate

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The headline rule applies here. There's a question, so the answer is "No".

Who gains from lying to us? by JasonCarswell in memes

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For the record, I'm not /u/hone. If you're bored enough to trawl through my comment history, you'll see I've never called anybody a shill. For all my reasoning faults, it's not my style; I'd talk about a "conflict of interest" or something. The only way this could be me is if I were trying to discredit anti-Semitism by associating it with such inanity. (But I don't really think it needs my help with that.) Or, possibly, try discredit anti-Israel sentiment by associating it with anti-Semitism? But that's out of character, too, because I don't really care enough about the geopolitics of the Levant to (badly) employ dark-side epistemology.

Plus, you know, I don't use alts. (But you don't have any way of verifying that.)

I think this user is being honest at simulacrum level 2 – that is, their words are lies, but their sentiment isn't deception; you can take their slander of you as an honest "I don't like /u/JasonCarswell". I think /u/hone is probably an alt, but perhaps not of the same person; there are a lot of people who talk like that and I struggle to tell the difference between them.

A tip: since you identified a connection that wasn't there, be slightly more wary to make connections in future – though not much more wary, because this is only one failure, and you'd be silly to aim for a 0% false positive rate. Perhaps write them down, or use something like PredictionBook to help calibrate your certainty.

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

[–]wizzwizz4 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

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.

Local Inventor Homemade Gadget Accidentally Disrupt Entire Neighborhood's Garage Doors and Key Fobs by magnora7 in whatever

[–]wizzwizz4 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I call it's an unshielded microwave on a stick.

Edit: close, except the transmissions were designed for communication between two devices.

#HARRIS/2020: "Make America H_te (TRUMP) Again", DIGIT APP #FreeNoah ~ You Are Free TV - [ Cured by alt medicine, a boy with cancer was kidnapped by the state, parents charged, and will now be forced to endure 28 days of chemotherapy. FUCK THE STATE!!! ] by JasonCarswell in Radiation

[–]wizzwizz4 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

What.

Just talking about your title:

Cured by alt medicine,

Considering that every single "alternate medicine cancer cure" I've come across has been a scam, I'm extremely suspicious of this.

a boy with cancer was kidnapped by the state, parents charged, and will now be forced to endure 28 days of chemotherapy.

The only problem with this is that the parents were charged for the lifesaving treatment, but that's how things go in America. The fact that he was forced to undergo treatment that could save his life – well, the real problem is that his parents were withholding one of the only things that could stop his body from eating itself alive.


No, I haven't watched the video. I don't care to; it's almost certainly another one of these hour-long incoherent ones. The title's bad enough.

What we do when things go wrong - Mozilla [Deleting all telemetry since May 4th if you had enabled it to get the fix] by Mnemonic in Internet

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Sabotage != damage integrity.

Anti-Semetic Posts by Work2Death in SaidIt

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

people originally hated Jews because they "killed Jesus"

What, Jesus "King of the Jews" of Nazareth, a Jew Himself? Well, at least it makes more sense than the other explanations.

This should be reposted every week everywhere it’s relevant by Orangutan in politics

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It wasn't all rich people! Bill Gates, for instance, wasn't named in the Panama papers.
(Not that this takes away from what you're saying.)

Anti-Semetic Posts by Work2Death in SaidIt

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Try saying it more nicely, then, and focus on the lobbyists and not their religion / ethnicity. If they still take offense, you could ask other people (preferably strangers) whether what you're saying is OK.

Remember: you can say whatever you want, but clarify your meaning carefully so people you aren't offending don't feel the need to take offense.

PSA: We all fell for an obvious lie. by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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This is the law. But you can't just pick arbitrary text from it and say that that text is the law. Otherwise, I could say that the law passed was:

the City of Washington […] in […] the United States of America […] may be cited as […] devolved […] or […] comprised of […] educational programming […] and art.

And that's not what the law says. Neither is what was shown in the screenshot.

What should the limits be on sub moderators? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

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That comment was deletion worthy; I totally agree with you there. The others weren't.

Also,

HOW DARE YOU?

How could you say such a thing about our beloved Debate Pyramid? It clearly doesn't have a neurological disorder because it doesn't have a nervous system.

PSA: We all fell for an obvious lie. by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Focusing on the definition is not manipulation. Making it appear that the definition is what's being restricted by the new law is. And that isn't even a definition; it's merely a set of examples.

I don't want to get too much into the politics of the matter here, but /u/Orangutan made it appear that Congress was saying one thing when it was saying another. That's lying.

VOAT goats urged not to use Saidit: The leftist censorship shithole by VantaFount in MeanwhileOnVoat

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Oh, I see.

Yes, I agree. I'm almost tempted to make a Voat account and tell them why they're wrong… but every time I've done something like that before it's completely backfired. (Source: my entire comment history on Saidit.)

VOAT goats urged not to use Saidit: The leftist censorship shithole by VantaFount in MeanwhileOnVoat

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/u/magnora7 probably isn't the best person for the job, but I don't think either of the admins are doing a bad job. Horrible nasty comments are the exception here, not the norm, and yet somehow this has been accomplished without heavy-handed moderation.

Dick - The Perry Bible Fellowship by wizzwizz4 in environment

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Welcome to /s/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns by [deleted] in traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns

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Toxic stuff's already restricted by the Pyramid of Debate. Of course, a good troll could still work around that, but by that point they've had time to acknowledge the total lack of benefit to what they're saying.

Design your own app for the upcoming Librem 5 — Tutorial Part 1 by kovrii in Purism

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Oi! I needed to get stuff done today! mutter mutter

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

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That moon-sun apparent size thing is weird; astronomers haven't discovered another planet with moons like it. (Then again, that isn't too surprising – planets are hard enough to find without finding moons too – but it slightly reinforces how bizarre this whole thing is.)

I chalk it down to coincidence, but that's just 'cause I'm boring, and can't think of any more plausible hypotheses. But it's one of the things to watch; it's entirely possible that we discover something in the future that raises a hypothesis to be more probable than Occam's Razor suggests for the "coincidence" hypothesis.


Hidden history? Well, I'd probably make a bet with odds of 5:1 or above: I think there's about ⅙ of a chance of some isolated civilisation, of a similar advancement to our last century's civilisation in some respect (probably philosophy or maths or literature or something else theoretical), having existed. But that chance is only dropping with time, as we get more advanced and so raise the bar (90 years ago we were more "advanced" than 100 years ago, etc.), and time goes on and we leave fewer places to be searched.

I doubt very much that there's a conspiracy to hide some big globe-spanning advanced technological civilisation of the past from us, because one existing in the first place and then having disappeared without wiping out all humans is unlikely (although, Toba catastrophe theory makes this one around 5%, or 1 in 20), let alone while leaving sufficiently small amounts of a trace for its existence to not already be known to us (a hypothetical technological society accidentally self-destructing – or even deliberately, if it was anything like ours – would leave traces everywhere; even if all humans deliberately deconstructed our places of work, followed by our infrastructure, followed by our own homes, followed by suicide, we would still leave loads of traces like plastics and having used up the fossil fuels and circuit boards and stuff); assuming that the entire civilisation was green and eco-friendly and produced almost entirely bio-degradable stuff to the extent that there's almost no evidence of their existence… Given that it's humans running the scene, and that I've only got experience from the one civilisation I know about to go by, I'd generously rate it about 0.1% likely that a hypothetical civilisation would take this route (one in a thousand hypothetical civilisations would do this, I reckon). And then there would have to be evidence found by a select group of people, which, given how hard it is to find such evidence buuutttt the near-certainty that some artefacts would still exist but that we've hardly got anyone looking… 4% (1 in 25). And then that they stayed reasonably quiet about that discovery (an optimistic 5%, but only because it's conceivable that the sort of livelihood / hobby that would permit this discovery selects for people that would not write in to tabloids) but they published it somewhere (in a small scientific paper, on an obscure forum somewhere if the discovery was recent, etc.; 95%, I reckon), that conspirators (their existence a very generous 40%, because if they existed I wouldn't know) who cared about this issue (90%, because I can see why some hypothetical conspiracies wouldn't want the political instability but I can see why many conspiracies just wouldn't care at all, but I'm taking into account that there might be multiple conspiracies) would find it (given that it has to be obscure, but that the conspiracy would be monitoring known sources, but that this wouldn't be the only thing they cared about and they'd be assigning it a reasonably remote possibility because it's pretty unlikely on the face of it, but I'm giving them an insanity bonus and assuming multiple conspiracies, 10% chance of finding this… actually, scratch that; I'll give them 40% chance, because there can't be that many sources to trawl through, unless this discovery was reported in the Internet age in which case they could write a program to search for them), shut it down (this is conspiracies we're talking about; who knows how much power / influence / convincing ability they have? 80% chance of success), set up a worldwide network to monitor for new discoveries (95% chance, because we've already assumed they've got sufficient resources) and shut them down (90% success chance for shutting all of these down, because they're clearly putting more resources into this and catching it earlier).

Multiplying all of these made-up-but-reasonable-sounding probabilities together to find the total estimated chance of this scenario occurring? 5% × 0.1% × 4% × 5% × 95% × 40% × 90% × 40% × 80% × 95% × 90% = 0.0000009357%. Even assuming that I've overlooked a thousand possible ways that this could happen, this is not even worth considering the possibility of given the evidence – unless you know something you're not telling me.

I'm trying to get banned from this faggotnigger site. by faggotnigger in Banned

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Did you run it by the ethics committee? If you don't even have an ethics committee, it's not a social experiment; it's merely a troll.

Reddit Takes First Step Against Adult Content by HorseMeat in MeanwhileOnReddit

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At least Saidit is consistent. Reddit is not.

And define "better". What's the purpose of Saidit? What's the purpose of Reddit? *resists urge to weaponise LessWrong*

PSA: Our site culture is dropping. by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Oh, darn, I'm not following my own guidelines, am I? This'll be harder than I thought.

Yes, that has merit, and I think makes more sense than what I was saying. Want to make a sub? Something like /s/SaiditForum, perhaps? And then the finished guidelines can be posted somewhere, all nicely in one place, by someone who's going to stick around.

Is it normal for I don't watch TV? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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$100 a year‽ Yeah, that's ridiculous. Tell you what; I'll give you a VPN for $5 a year and sell all your personal data. How does that sound?

Saidit keeps getting nonsense frontpage generalizations about liberals so I thought I'd help balance it out with some Conservative Paradise by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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And that you have generally low pigmentation throughout your body: eyes, hair…

Anonymous Message To The Captors Of Julian Assange by salvia_d in conspiracy

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I've got more time for books than blogs. Try me.

New IQ map by useless_aether in maps

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I've found the site this is from. It basically took established data and tweaked it:

To my mind the best addition is to have an additional column where country IQs are given corrected for sample size and data quality.

This… isn't how statistics work. You can't do this.

Anonymous Message To The Captors Of Julian Assange by salvia_d in conspiracy

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Thank you for your honesty.

Anonymous Message To The Captors Of Julian Assange by salvia_d in conspiracy

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2. Someone punished for the error or errors of someone else.

Wiktionary

Before I go any further, can I get you to recite the Litany of Tarski? It's OK if not; I haven't been able to honestly recite it yet.

In this case, it goes something like this:

If Jesuits are to blame,
I desire to believe that Jesuits are to blame;
If Jesuits are not to blame,
I desire to believe that Jesuits are not to blame;
Let me not become attached to beliefs I may not want.

And just like that... by useless_aether in memes

[–]wizzwizz4 0 insightful - 3 fun0 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Politicians, or people?

Anonymous Message To The Captors Of Julian Assange by salvia_d in conspiracy

[–]wizzwizz4 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Why are you going on about 400-year-old events and scapegoating Jesuits all the time?

Kids Aren’t Born Trans — People who pursue a cross-sex identity aren’t born that way, and children should not be encouraged to “transition” to the opposite sex, according to a reference work endorsed by the American Psychological Association by useless_aether in Psychology

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that just makes zero sense from an evolutionary standpoint.

Neither does art. Neither does connecting thousands of computers together for the sole purpose of finding massive numbers with interesting properties. We don't call that a problem.

Yet even though on paper being trans or gay checks all the boxes of a mental disorder, calling it so is seen as a bad thing?

Well, yes. Because our classification system doesn't make sense, and doesn't extend like that. Creativity is a mental disorder. High-functioning autism is a mental disorder. Finding slapstick funny is a mental disorder. Liking cats is a mental disorder. Virtually everything is a mental disorder if you extend the categorisation like that.

Instead, consider: what do narcissism, self-loathing and lack of empathy have in common that homosexuality, trans…ness (what's the word‽) and creativity don't? The answer is that the former three inherently have negative effects on the person's life, but the latter three don't.

And, of course, all of these things have "treatments" (with various efficacies) to improve the lives of the "sufferers":

  • Narcissists can benefit from psychotherapy, or other treatments (I'm not really sure what the treatments are, and it's a really broad category!).
  • Depressives can benefit from CBT, and sometimes from medication, etc..
  • Psychopaths… TBD.
  • Homosexuals can benefit from a relationship, and acceptance.
  • Transgender people can benefit from HRT and SRS, and acceptance.
  • Creative people can benefit from painting equipment or a musical instrument.
  • High-functioning autists can benefit from a supportive environment and coping strategies.
  • Slapstick humour connoisseurs can benefit from a good Laurel and Hardy.
  • Cat lovers are untreatable, and should be condemned to the bottom rungs of society.

You see?

It doesn't define me and neither should your gender.

I completely agree. But for many people, their gender does define them. Certainly in our language it functions as a means of defining people; pronouns are customised to gender, etc.. That's why it's not just something people can just ignore. (I kind of wish they could, because then people wouldn't care so much about what other people choose to identify themselves with, but society is as society does.)

Kids Aren’t Born Trans — People who pursue a cross-sex identity aren’t born that way, and children should not be encouraged to “transition” to the opposite sex, according to a reference work endorsed by the American Psychological Association by useless_aether in Psychology

[–]wizzwizz4 7 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

like being raised by gay couples

Erm… This fits stereotype more than reality. Are you sure you're not cherry-picking studies to support your beliefs? You're also acting as though being trans is a mental illness.

Note that the (article referencing the) studies I linked don't suggest brain changes:

A 2010 study of 121 transgender people found that 38 per cent realised they had gender variance by age 5.

and

Although the sample was too small to identify any gender differences in development, Deoni expects to see differences developing in the brain “by 2 or 3 years of age”.

However, in support of your "external changes" hypothesis:

“Research has shown that white matter matures during the first 20 to 30 years of life,” he says. “People may experience early or late onset of transsexuality and we don’t know what causes this difference.”

Writing killer documents fast with Linux, LaTeX, Emacs, & Zathura by indianusjones in Linux

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Emacs

You've just started a war.

Hello guys 😊 I am new here by pafagu in SaidIt

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Due to Health Concerns, Brussels Stops 5G Installation -- For Now by useless_aether in DepopulationWatch

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They stole the secrets of chocolate making from Mr. William Wonka, who they subsequently murdered.

Giant pineapples are the best fruit, hidden from the watchful eyes of the pink lemur by the Austrians.

You've never heard of him, save in a work of "fiction", because that was the Belgians behind the scenes controlling the narrative, erasing all evidence of his existence from historical records and, because they knew it wasn't completely possible, wrote an incredibly fictionalised narrative describing a wholly unbelievable series of events, in an attempt to discredit all remaining records of Wonka's success. Roald Dahl was secretly Belgian. It's all a lie. IT'S ALL A LIE!

Well say goodbye to the piracy subreddit... by isthisreddit in MeanwhileOnReddit

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I don't know if the Reddit TOS allows that.

"Should the definition of "Open Source" and "Free Software" be controlled by any one organization?" by Bryan Lunduke (2019-03-04) by JasonCarswell in DecentralizeAllThings

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This is a very good video (except that he keeps repeating that he is unbiased while being anything but). Here's my take:

Dictionaries control the meanings of words and phrases too. So long as the definition doesn't change, I don't see anything wrong with people having an authoritative source. It avoids people messing with it, until "open source" and "free software" become useless terms used only for marketing.

But there is more than one dictionary, I hear you cry! Well, there is more than one organisation agreeing on the definition of open source. Only one enforcing it, but anyone can challenge those enforcements.

The Open Source definition (not to be confused with the free software definition), by the way, is as follows:

The Open Source Definition

Introduction

Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code. The distribution terms of open-source software must comply with the following criteria:

1. Free Redistribution

The license shall not restrict any party from selling or giving away the software as a component of an aggregate software distribution containing programs from several different sources. The license shall not require a royalty or other fee for such sale.

2. Source Code

The program must include source code, and must allow distribution in source code as well as compiled form. Where some form of a product is not distributed with source code, there must be a well-publicized means of obtaining the source code for no more than a reasonable reproduction cost, preferably downloading via the Internet without charge. The source code must be the preferred form in which a programmer would modify the program. Deliberately obfuscated source code is not allowed. Intermediate forms such as the output of a preprocessor or translator are not allowed.

3. Derived Works

The license must allow modifications and derived works, and must allow them to be distributed under the same terms as the license of the original software.

4. Integrity of The Author's Source Code

The license may restrict source-code from being distributed in modified form only if the license allows the distribution of "patch files" with the source code for the purpose of modifying the program at build time. The license must explicitly permit distribution of software built from modified source code. The license may require derived works to carry a different name or version number from the original software.

5. No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups

The license must not discriminate against any person or group of persons.

6. No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor

The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program in a specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the program from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic research.

7. Distribution of License

The rights attached to the program must apply to all to whom the program is redistributed without the need for execution of an additional license by those parties.

8. License Must Not Be Specific to a Product

The rights attached to the program must not depend on the program's being part of a particular software distribution. If the program is extracted from that distribution and used or distributed within the terms of the program's license, all parties to whom the program is redistributed should have the same rights as those that are granted in conjunction with the original software distribution.

9. License Must Not Restrict Other Software

The license must not place restrictions on other software that is distributed along with the licensed software. For example, the license must not insist that all other programs distributed on the same medium must be open-source software.

10. License Must Be Technology-Neutral

No provision of the license may be predicated on any individual technology or style of interface.

"Mister Conspiracy Theory" by useless_aether in conspiracyundone

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Note that there's a difference between:

Know the difference.

We live in a society by Orangutan in WorldNews

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5% of your cheque‽ Imagine how good the health care that could buy would be!

SaidIt Survey : Caption Contest by JasonCarswell in SaidItSurveys

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"We must defend ourselves!"

Migrants banned from Finnish schools and daycare centers after multiple child rape cases by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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DIVISION ALERT! That article is misleading.

It's not that they've "banned migrants"; it's that they've ended a programme that allowed random people into schools and nurseries.

The Jewish role in the Russian Communist revolution. by HibikiBlack in C_S_T

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Remember that like bolsheviks, nazis were jew financed (prescott a middleman)

Financed by some Jews doesn't mean Jew-financed, just like if some men pay for something that doesn't mean it's man-financed.

Also, I'd like to read further into that; mind to point me towards an article about it that doesn't make my head hurt from self-contradiction?

Facebook splits up the word “sponsored” to sneak past adblockers by Mnemonic in Internet

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That surprises me so much.

Firefox taking a hard line against noisy video, banning it from autoplaying by Orangutan in whatever

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heuristics pl (plural only)
[…]
3. (psychology, by extension) Simple, efficient rules which people often use to form judgments and make decisions.

Wiktionary

See? That's how you quote.

U.S. warns European allies not to use potentially-compromised Chinese gear for 5G networks by magnora7 in technology

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Let me guess: the US wants its European allies to use potentially-compromised US gear for 5G networks?

I'm being facetious – US gear is less likely to be compromised overtly than Chinese gear – but it's still potentially-compromised, whether by the US government, its agents, or malicious third-parties.

If a system's publicly funded, you shouldn't be hiding the code and hardware specs away! It needs to be reviewed by people who know what they're talking about!

Saidit.net — Feb 4, 2019 — New Rule: No upvoting yourself using alternate accounts by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Ah, ok. Just the obvious for now, then.

Let's hope the spammers don't figure out how to use Private Browsing, because that'll invalidate the cookie authentication init string and reduce flummox detection; quite an effective way of bypassing the kernel sockpuppet identifier.

What'd be even worse is if they used two laptops at once; then you couldn't even use the IPv10 MAC address detection to identify their shared machine, because they'd be using different computers. But I suppose that wouldn't have much of an advantage as regards the paumed protection.

Of course, a manual check would make it clear what they were doing immediately, so I suppose it wouldn't be too much of a problem.


Edit: It'd be especially problematic if they used a homoglyph attack to make all of their usernames look similar; then even a manual check wouldn't succeed because you wouldn't be able to see that separate users were involved in the first place!

gab: "We have a bank. We have a payment processor. The enemies of freedom have lost." by salvia_d in conspiracy

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Ping the admins; we've got branding!

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Yeah. Two posts only; obviously a troll. :-)

‘THE SMOKING GUN’: Google Manipulated YouTube Search Results by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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This is news?

Telling It Like It Is by useless_aether in funny

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Does CNN have pro-Trump or anti-Trump bias? I can't tell.

Maybe they've decided to take a rational, balanced approach where they weigh up the pros and cons of particular policies instead of just saying "XYZ good" or "XYZ bad".

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.

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

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

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.

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

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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

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.