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FDA grants marketing authorization of the first device for use in helping to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal by dspman11 in Futurology

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AI is changing how we do science. Get a glimpse by common_crow in Futurology

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Basic Needs / Daily Activities by chelsc_90 in Futurology

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New Futurology Mods, how are you settling in? by lughnasadh in FuturologyModerators

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TIL we have a slack channel, I guess I need to pay more attention.

Podcast Update - would love to hear Mod feedback before going live. by lughnasadh in FuturologyModerators

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Thanks /u/lughnasadh , I used to love listening to the old futurology podcast, (https://futurologypodcast.podbean.com/) I think it is a great benefit to the community.

A group representing $6.2 trillion of the US economy says they're 'still in' the Paris climate agreement. Going by the name "We Are Still In," the coalition called itself "the broadest cross section of the American economy yet assembled in pursuit of climate action." by Wagamaga in Futurology

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This back and forth is almost a reasonable discussion about an issue, so I'm not removing it. But please stop pretending like the other side of the argument is making statements that they are not as it could quickly degrade into a personal attack.

90% of women crossing the border are sexually assaulted. Do you condone that? Seems like you do.

he was kidnapped and blackmailed for $5k. Do you condone that kind of activity as well?

You may want to take a look at this as well: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man

formally disallowing approval of one's own posts by multi-mod in FuturologyModerators

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree.

It may also be worth discussing the level of scrutiny we should have when approving other mods posts. I tend to give other mods the benefit of the doubt and even if I do think that a post from a mod should be removed, I typically PM them about it instead of flat out removing it. Is this what others do as well?

Reddit CSS removal, and /r/futurology stance by n4noNuclei in FuturologyModerators

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I think it would be fine if hey had tools in place to create all of the same functionality without css, that way more communities would be able to customize without having a css ninja on hand. But it doesn't seem like they have that in place yet so:

+1 on official stance against removing css

Teachers of Reddit, whats the difference between 1997, 2007, and 2017 students? by newguy57 in AskReddit

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That does seem to be the case, lots of young teachers. The principal is pretty young too, and he seems way more engaged than the principals I remember from when I was in school.

Teachers of Reddit, whats the difference between 1997, 2007, and 2017 students? by newguy57 in AskReddit

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I wonder if this is changing. My daughter is in first grade and all her school talks about is how important it is to make mistakes. There are literally signs posted all over the school celebrating fail-fast types of learning. This is a title 1 public school in Washington State.

They also focus heavily on creative and collaborative problem solving instead of busy work. When they are learning a new skill they don't tell them how to solve it at first, they have them work with their fellow students to come up with their own strategies and then they have them share with each-other until all of the basic approaches are well understood.

I just hear all of these things about how horrible the public education system is and keep expecting to see it happen, it's only first grade, maybe I will see it in a few years.

One thing that may influence this is that it is a title 1 school, which ends up meaning there are probably fewer helicopter parents, the school has to deal with the fact that some students get very little help from their parents on anything.

A Popular Science Article on Treating Aging as a Medical Condition by izumi3682 in Futurology

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February Mod Actions by ImLivingAmongYou in FuturologyModerators

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that is really interesting, probably due to the fact that the vast majority of the people in the new 5.3 million never interact with the sub. I guess that's another impact of being a default, our sub count doesn't help us to anticipate the need for mod. A better metric may be the number of posts per time period that make the /r/all

Years after reading Columbine by Dave Cullen I'm still convinced Eric Harris is one of the most terrifying real people to walk the earth. by nowlan101 in books

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel like people like Eric Harris are dangerous and in some ways incomprehensible, he fits the black and white definition of evil.

I am still much more terrified of people like Stalin and Hitler. Stalin and Hitler, because they had a plan to better the lives of their people, were able to convince whole societies to act in ways that dehumanized people. People like Eric Harris may be more likely to kill somebody without reason, but they are less likely to be able to convince large numbers of other people to join them. They ended up killing 13 people, probably any leader with a plan has a much larger impact than that.

We tend to be so much more frightened by seemingly random purposeless tragedy, even though it hardly ever occurs. I believe that we should be much more frightened of the broader ongoing tragedy that can be caused by charismatic leaders like Hitler, Stalin or any number of other people who trying to make things better for their people.

Moderation Rules around jokes and references by Gobi_The_Mansoe in FuturologyModerators

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Sorry /u/multi-mod , I totally missed your post from a week ago. I agree with your perspective as stated in that post.

[Suggestion] Rule 14 - No hostility towards mods. by HumanWithCauses in FuturologyModerators

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think this is already covered by rule 1

Be respectful to others - this includes no hostility, racism, sexism, bigotry, etc.

Mods are others.

Meta post in the sub about quality of posts that mods should read and contribute to by [deleted] in FuturologyModerators

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to further clarify, I'm not totally opposed to small changes in submission rules, I am just wary of large changes.

IDEA: Split sub into /r/futurology and /r/futurism (like /r/science and /r/EverythingScience) by mvea in FuturologyModerators

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We may have missed the boat on changing the cultural connotation that the r/futurology subreddit has for some people. We have over 9 million subscribers, there is a community and a perception of that community that has formed. If we want to have a place for more scientific discussions in order to filter out the general tech and purely speculative posts, we definitely can create a new sub (I frequent r/singularity for this type of conversation, although it has it's own issues), but it would have to be the new sub that has these rules, r/Futurology is here to stay. If we want to adjust the culture and the discussion within r/Futurology then we will have to do that through driving a higher level of conversation within the discussions, it is a very hard thing to do, but top down culture change doesn't usually end well.

Meta post in the sub about quality of posts that mods should read and contribute to by [deleted] in FuturologyModerators

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This is a recurring conversation that comes up in the community. I think that as mods we should continue to try to enforce controls as per our stated rules and that we should continue to encourage these conversations to happen within the community. But I would stop short of a change to the submission rules or any drastic mod action. I prefer to let the community have some level of self management and to avoid any potential over-reaching censorship, either real or perceived.

new bot coming soon by multi-mod in FuturologyRemovals

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thanks /u/multi-mod I think that the transparency that this sub brings is important.

Self driving cars will not only reduce traffic but also accidents by 80% by udri143 in Futurology

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After reviewing this http://www.wikihow.com/Drive-on-Black-Ice

it seems like the danger from black ice comes from the fact that it is hard to see, and that people generally don't react very well when their car slips. Computers should be better at detecting the conditions that create black ice, and potentially even seeing it. And when the car does slip, the computer knows the exact thing to do to maximize the chance of getting through it safely. Unlike a human who is likely to hit the break, the gas, or to try to spin the wheel to compensate for slide. Automated cars probably aren't very good at these things yet, but once they are, they will undoubtedly be better then humans. Wouldn't you get the same 'fuck that' feeling you are describing if you were the passenger in a car being driven by another human?