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Evaluating Tech Things

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Also known as the Black Mirror-Mythbusters scale.
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infogulch
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Missouri
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satadru
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This is one of the most sexual XKCD comics I have ever seen.
New York, NY
llucax
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Tooltip!
Berlin
alt_text_at_your_service
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Also known as the Black Mirror-Mythbusters scale.
hairfarmerrich
4 days ago
Sooner, please. All the drone tornado footage I found is aftermath or from a distance.
alt_text_bot
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Also known as the Black Mirror-Mythbusters scale.

Voting Software

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There are lots of very smart people doing fascinating work on cryptographic voting protocols. We should be funding and encouraging them, and doing all our elections with paper ballots until everyone currently working in that field has retired.
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siskamartin
82 days ago
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uff
caffeinatedhominid
96 days ago
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Yep.
tante
99 days ago
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xkcd on voting software is spot-on
Oldenburg/Germany
wmorrell
100 days ago
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Hazmat suit, too. Just to be safe.
rjstegbauer
101 days ago
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Amen!! Paper... paper... paper. It's simple. It's trivial to recount. Everyone already knows how to use it. It's cheap. It's verifiable. Just... use... paper.
ianso
101 days ago
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Yes!
Brussels
ChrisDL
101 days ago
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accurate.
New York
reconbot
101 days ago
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Legitimately share this comic with anyone who represents you in government.
New York City
cheerfulscreech
102 days ago
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Truth.
jth
102 days ago
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XKCD Nails Secure Electronic Voting.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
skorgu
102 days ago
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100% accurate.
jsled
102 days ago
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endorsed; co-signed; it. me. &c.

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South Burlington, Vermont
alt_text_bot
102 days ago
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There are lots of very smart people doing fascinating work on cryptographic voting protocols. We should be funding and encouraging them, and doing all our elections with paper ballots until everyone currently working in that field has retired.
alt_text_at_your_service
102 days ago
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There are lots of very smart people doing fascinating work on cryptographic voting protocols. We should be funding and encouraging them, and doing all our elections with paper ballots until everyone currently working in that field has retired.
srsly
102 days ago
Seconding this policy ^^

Peer Review

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Your manuscript "Don't Pay $25 to Access Any of the Articles in this Journal: A Review of Preprint Repositories and Author Willingness to Email PDF Copies for Free" has also been rejected, but nice try.
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infogulch
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kellyu
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I need to find the black power salute emoji.
Zaphod717
110 days ago
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Relevant to my interests...
The Belly of the Beast
alt_text_bot
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Your manuscript "Don't Pay $25 to Access Any of the Articles in this Journal: A Review of Preprint Repositories and Author Willingness to Email PDF Copies for Free" has also been rejected, but nice try.
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Your manuscript "Don't Pay $25 to Access Any of the Articles in this Journal: A Review of Preprint Repositories and Author Willingness to Email PDF Copies for Free" has also been rejected, but nice try.

Morning News

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Support your local paper, unless it's just been bought by some sinister hedge fund or something, which it probably has.
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infogulch
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Independent news agencies are a rare gem these days.
Missouri
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Covarr
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I work for a small town newspaper. I never cease to be amazed at how interested the locals here are in utility district meetings and groundwater rights.
Moses Lake, WA
alt_text_bot
181 days ago
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Support your local paper, unless it's just been bought by some sinister hedge fund or something, which it probably has.
jepler
181 days ago
ouch
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Support your local paper, unless it's just been bought by some sinister hedge fund or something, which it probably has.

Nightmare Email Feature

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"...just got back and didn't see your message until just now. Sorry! -- TIME THIS MESSAGE SAT HALF-FINISHED IN DRAFTS FOLDER: 3 days, 2 hours, 45 minutes."
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emdeesee
367 days ago
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Also here's a typo you didn't notice before you pressed "Send".
📌 Lincoln, NE ❤️️ Sherman, TX
MaryEllenCG
367 days ago
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NOOOO
Greater Bostonia
Technicalleigh
367 days ago
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Oh hey. 47 minutes is FAST.
SF Bay area, CA (formerly ATL)
Covarr
370 days ago
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A full edit history would show all sixteen ways I rewrote each individual sentence because I was trying to figure out the best way to word it, what details to include or omit, etc. And a couple of structural rewrites.
Moses Lake, WA
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"...just got back and didn't see your message until just now. Sorry! -- TIME THIS MESSAGE SAT HALF-FINISHED IN DRAFTS FOLDER: 3 days, 2 hours, 45 minutes."

Ringer Volume/Media Volume

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Our new video ad campaign has our product's name shouted in the first 500 milliseconds, so we can reach the people in adjacent rooms while the viewer is still turning down the volume.
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infogulch
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CaffieneKitty
441 days ago
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I have the opposite. I turn my ringer to max and all my morning alarms get turned down to whisper. :-P
rtreborb
442 days ago
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The frustration is real
llucax
442 days ago
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For UX people out there...
Berlin
ChrisDL
443 days ago
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this is me starting twitch while a human being sleeps next to me, trying not to wake her.
New York
mooglemoogle
443 days ago
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...Moviefone! If you know the name of the movie you'd like to see....
Virginia
francisga
443 days ago
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Yes, happens to me all the time.
Lafayette, LA, USA
alt_text_bot
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Our new video ad campaign has our product's name shouted in the first 500 milliseconds, so we can reach the people in adjacent rooms while the viewer is still turning down the volume.
darastar
443 days ago
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IT ME!
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