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CrazyEyeJoe  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Online Privacy Should Be Modeled on Real-World Privacy

DuckDuckGo is alright, but I haven't used it much so I can't speak for its quality.

OpenStreetMap seems decent enough, at least for just finding your way, but what about all the other things Google Maps is great at?

- Traffic estimation (could NOT be done without tracking)

- Searching for non-specifics such as "restaurant"

- Street View; this one is particularly extravagant, in that they needed to drive across the whole world. It's not the MOST useful feature on Maps, but it IS useful on many occasions, and you need a lot of money to do it.

Yeah, I lived before Google Maps, and it was alright. I could usually find a place to eat or drink, and I could find my way by asking people. But undeniably, I have found a lot more "obscure" and good (thanks, reviews) places, especially while travelling, with Google Maps. It's saved me a lot of time stuck in traffic, and it's often quite good at knowing when a road or train line is closed. Tens of hours of my life have been saved, I'm sure.

My point isn't simply about whether it's possible to do these things without tracking; the question is also if it's feasible to do on a modest budget.

CrazyEyeJoe  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Online Privacy Should Be Modeled on Real-World Privacy

Like you I'm very frustrated by how little choice we are being given in the matter, but you have to admit that SOME (perhaps very few) applications that collect our data have been amazingly useful.

Mostly they have been made by Google; Search and Maps. Could they have made these and distributed them for "free" without tracking? Probably not.

What I would like is to be able to opt out, and instead pay for the app. I wonder, though, how expensive would Maps really be if we all had to pay for it instead of being tracked and advertised to?

I think I have a lot more to say on the subject, but I'll keep it short for now.

CrazyEyeJoe  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]  ·  

Alright, fair enough. If I hurt your feelings back then, I'm sorry that I did, and I certainly didn't intend to.

I'll try to avoid it in the future as well, and hopefully we can have some more productive exchanges.

CrazyEyeJoe  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]

Alright, I'll play along.

    Have I been really mean to you today?

Well... yeah. I was complaining about the mute feature, and when you unexpectedly showed up (I didn't even know you could see my posts), I tried to just move past what I perceived to be an unfair appraisal of what I wrote several years ago, and just let it go. You then proceed to act all aggressive, call me a dick, and demand that I submit to you and apologise for some supposed insult.

Then you claim that you've been really open and extending an olive branch, but I felt attacked throughout this whole so called peace offering.

    why don't you tell me why an apology is too big an ask?

Muting someone means something like "Your input is so worthless I'd rather never have to consciously ignore one of your posts again." So it's safe to say I felt pretty hurt by that, and I've honestly felt pretty insulted by how you're talking to me in this thread. You accuse me of ad hominems, being a dick, petulant, burning through goodwill, basically being an all round awful poster, when honestly I try to be interesting when I post, and I only post when I think I have something worth saying.

You claim that you extended me a lot of goodwill, and I burned through it all. We had ONE SINGLE ARGUMENT before you muted me. I don't post a lot, so I can pretty quickly go through my whole history. We never had an argument before that one time, and I barely even interacted with you before that. Where was all this goodwill you speak of?

I felt it was unnecessarily harsh to mute me after a single disagreement. I also feel it's pretty harsh to demand an apology when I probably felt just as insulted as you did, seemingly without having any inkling that perhaps you haven't been that nice to me either.

Like I said, I never understood what was so bad about what I wrote. You've made a lot of hyperbolic claims about what I've been saying, but you never quoted anything to make me understand where I offended you. I thought I was making a reasonable point, maybe a little bit aggressive in tone? But you're constantly aggressive, so why is it so awful if I write something pointed?

CrazyEyeJoe  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]

I thought you wouldn't remember because, unlike me, you don't constantly see "you're muted here".

Look man, you've been incredibly condescending towards me, you were back then as well. Demanding an apology from me as if I'm some child you're scolding is just more of the same.

I didn't complain that you muted me; I complained that the feature works in a way that I personally find to be a bit much. Why isn't it enough that you don't see my posts?

But honestly, I just can't take this toxicity. I've never understood what was so deeply offensive about what I wrote, and I don't understand why, after all this time, you're still that angry about it. You've been really mean to me, and you act as if I'm the asshole.

I'm sorry to be leaving Hubski because I've found a lot of interesting content here, but I don't feel welcome, and hopefully there are some decent alternatives out there. Must be.

CrazyEyeJoe  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]

I didn't think anything I said in that thread was unreasonable, so I didn't think I had anything to apologise for. Even looking at it now, I don't think I said anything unreasonable.

I tried to move past it, but you clearly have much higher standards for how others should behave than yourself. I expected you to not be graceful, but honestly I didn't expect this much vitriol over this.

You win, I'll find another community to join.

CrazyEyeJoe  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]

Look, this happened 5 years ago, and you probably don't even remember it. I, however, have been reminded of it every time I couldn't comment on one of your posts. I didn't think it was fair when you muted me, so honestly I'm still a little bit salty about it.

I think you post a lot of good content, and I'm interested in what you have to say. That doesn't mean I agree with everything, and the fact that I disagree is not meant as some personal attack towards you, and it doesn't mean that I don't have any respect for you. It's just that I have a different point of view, sometimes very much so.

I don't want to re-open some five year old argument, so let's please just move past this. Next time I start a debate I'll try to be less aggressive, and conversely I hope you can bear in mind that I'm actually not an idiot, so please try to read me charitably.

CrazyEyeJoe  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]

Personally, I really hate the mute feature, for one reason; some years ago kleinbloo muted me because I disagreed with him about something. He posts 90% of the things that interest me here, and because of that I'm unable to comment on 90% of the stuff that interests me.

Is that really necessary? Why can't I just be muted for him, why do I have to be banned from every post he ever makes? Honestly, it's a wonder I'm still hanging out here, it's such a toxic feature.

CrazyEyeJoe  ·  44 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Essay on ancient Mediterranean farming

Out of curiosity, what do you think has been ruined on askhistorians?

CrazyEyeJoe  ·  106 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Boris Johnson says 3m people in Hong Kong will get path to British citizenship

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

Johnson's incompetence is legendary, but once in a while he does do a bit of good. This announcement certainly increased my respect for him, though.