which idiot thought having just screenshots and no linklist here would be a good idea? https://blog.google/products/google-play/drumroll-please-the-nominees-for-the-google-play-awards-are/
@cynix my habits were formed on machines where ALT-GR + Q gives you the @ sign.
That combination sits on the same physical spot as Apples CMD-Q - which translates to "Quit".
Well, not anymore, at least not on this particular machine... :)
And what do you mean "more than one browser"?! What is this heresy you speak of? :D
I'm using a Mac again at work. Mostly it's fine, but DAMMIT, those keybindings all make NO SENSE AT ALL.
Browserhistory on CMD-Y
Switch Windows of the same app: CMD-<
And don't get me started on cursor navigation by keystrokes...
CMD-Q to quit makes at least sense, but annoying as hell if your muscle memory assumes an @ there - thankfully, that can get fixed by Karabiner...
TIL that Weetabix tried to make it big in China... and failed.
@HerraBRE even if there is no moral obligation, you still may feel a need to listen to the paying users. After all, what if they threaten to pull their monthly funding?
Same for the follow-up question: It might be, that those who pay more, get listened to more.
There are probably several stacks of game theory lectures on this somewhere: Is it worth to slightly inconvenience 500 1$-Users in order to please the one 500$-User. The risk that they all go is slimmer than that for the 1.
I finally got around to playtest the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game in singleplayer mode.
It works surprisingly well in that! Harry, Ramirez and Billy&Georgia tried their hand at Full Moon. The first thing I noticed was that I probably wouldn't be able to solve all investigations, due to my deck being too combat-heavy.
I narrowly won nonetheless, but dang, it was close..
Next step: Find out how to make setup faster, and maybe invest in protective sleeves...
One of the problems shared by many social media platforms, is the "pile on" effect. Someone says something dumb and the entire Internet shows up on their doorstep to mock them.
Twitter has this problem in spades, it's one of the reasons it has a bad reputation for harassment.
As far as I know, there is nothing technically preventing the same problem here in the #fediverse though.
If it became a social norm to just star people who have already responded instead of piling on, that would help.
Google’s Verily unveils a new health watch
Google’s Verily has unveiled its newest investigational device, the Verily Study Watch, with the ability to passively capture health data.
See its features at https://mybroadband.co.za/news/gadgets/207120-googles-verily-unveils-a-new-health-watch.html which do look fairly future proof (except for possible new sensors that may be developed in future)
The only fix I can come up with is to make bad interpersonal behaviour non-rewarding. (where the trick is to figure out what the "reward" here is. Attention, even negative, can be a reward. As can "getting away with it" be. So if you think that someone feels rewarded by column a, but it's actually column b, you're in deep trouble)
@stefanieschulte @dredmorbius There are two points in there I like to expand on, plus a third that occurs to me: 1. If you offended, apologize. You may then decide that you don't need more interaction with a person that is, from your POV too easily offended, but that doesn't change the fact that you politely apologize and back off.
2. There are indeed few real trolls. Still enough to stir up trouble.
3. often overlooked fact: Men can mansplain to other men too!
From the outside, actual helpful advise can look a lot like mansplaining.
So if you constantly get things mansplained, and in comes a man explaining things, regardless of how sane and innocent that was, _of course_ he's a nasty mansplainer too!
@GinnyMcQueen (addendum: "let someone know that I support them" isn't the end of the conversation. It's the start. They can then let me know what they need in terms of help, and they'll get that. But I won't decide how someone else is helped best without respecting their input on that first)
@GinnyMcQueen to those that I do not know personally, it doesn't. I know that and hate it. I do donate to orgs that help professionally, but that's a drop in the ocean.
Please understand that I do want to help. If you call me, I will come. If a friend of a friend calls me, I will come.
But I know how the unclean depths of the Internet have ruined normal interactions for us, and am thus wary of doing things that might immediately do more harm than good.
@GinnyMcQueen sitting on the sidelines being disgusted at the behavior from the assholes and... being unsure.
If I know (as in personally know, not a random netizen in my timeline) the person being attacked, I'll let them know that I support them.
If I don't know them, I assume that any forced interaction, even well-meaning, could just add to their stress. (and if they don't know me, they might even fear my well-intentioned statement is actually a setup for more abuse too!)
@schestowitz generally, overbooking is something that I can understand. The thing is that if it doesn't work out, they should basically be forced to reverse-auction the passengers who want to give up their seats voluntarily: "Who wants to give up their seat for 500$. No one? 600$? Still no one? [...] 1000$? We have a winner!"