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This unknown badass turning his back on harassers in a whites only diner circa 1960 by aNoGoodSumBitch in OldSchoolCool

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think what's frightening about these pictures is that these guys probably weren't exceptional assholes, just your average young American white men at the time. This behavior was just them fulfilling a social norm. I wonder what we do now that will be looked at in this way in 50 years. Makes me uncomfortable.

how to slove rubik's cube whit app by lol20-am in Futurology

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Increase the duplicate post time to 7 days by cleroth in FuturologyModerators

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

-1 for blanket duplicate removal within 7 day window.

+1 for /u/sirt6 idea. I don't think it should be considered a repost at all if the first post has less than 50 upvotes in the first 6 hours or so.

You have two classes of reposts.

  1. Breaking stuff that has a lot of nearly simultanious posts (covered under existing rules)
  2. Things that poster finds interesting several days since anyone else posted (I don't really see this as a problem)

Awesome Python Cheat Sheet by FinxterCom in learnprogramming

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 49 points50 points  (0 children)

As of python 3.6 you can also use f strings instead of .format. So instead of "This text is variable: {}".format(variable) you can just use f"This text is variable: {variable}" . I find it much easier to keep track of what is going on.

Should we improve transparency & documentation with regard to banning sites, and amnesty old bans that no one can remember a reason for? by lughnasadh in FuturologyModerators

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe we should just require better documentation and remove any sites from the list if it isn't clear why they are on it. If a reason is given and somebody disagrees with it, then we are at a place where we can have a discussion.

Obviously we should give mods a chance to go through and annotate the banned sites before we go through a blanket unban, but ultimately, if we don't have a note as to why it's banned, it shouldn't be banned.

If I want to learn how to program artificial intelligence, where do I start? by TheTokenBrownie in learnprogramming

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Coursera also has a more recent deep learning specialization that is taught by the same guy (Andrew Ng). I'm taking it now and it is pretty awesome. Taught in python using jupyter notebooks.

https://www.coursera.org/specializations/deep-learning

[Opinion] 'Sticky' community discussions? by mind_bomber in FuturologyModerators

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think that last time we tried this (years ago), we found that stickying a post actually ended up hurting the organic growth. The algorithms have changed a lot since so maybe it wouldn't be an issue any more.

Overall it would be awesome, anything to increase the 'community' feel by encouraging conversations.

February 2018 Mod Actions by mvea in FuturologyModerators

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, that's actually what I usually do. just been in a job transition so my normal routines have been out of whack. Should be able to pick it up going forward.

February 2018 Mod Actions by mvea in FuturologyModerators

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Um. I was under 100 in May 2017, December 2017 and February 2018. I don't see how that is 2 times in a row.

Either way, I apologize for my lack of activity recently, getting into the groove of a new job and haven't figured out my mod schedule yet. Good news is that I actually should have more time to mod than I did before once things settle out. I would appreciate it if you could give me another chance.

If banks made 6 billion dollars from overdraft fees last year, then banks made 6 billion off of people who don't have money. by mydoglixu in Showerthoughts

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm confused as to what banks risk when they finance a mortgage given that they are operating in a fractional reserve system. What kind of risk does PMI protect them from?

Let's say they loan somebody $1,000,000 for a home of the same value. The person defaults, the bank now owns a $1,000,000 asset and they have the same lending power as before since it doesn't reduce the reserve. I know I must be missing something here because it seems like this system would directly incentivize bad loans.

If banks made 6 billion dollars from overdraft fees last year, then banks made 6 billion off of people who don't have money. by mydoglixu in Showerthoughts

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm confused as to what banks risk when they finance a mortgage given that they are operating in a fractional reserve system. What kind of risk does PMI protect them from?

Let's say they loan somebody $1,000,000 for a home of the same value. The person defaults, the bank now owns a $1,000,000 asset and they have the same lending power as before since it doesn't reduce the reserve. I know I must be missing something here because it seems like this system would directly incentivize bad loans.

If banks made 6 billion dollars from overdraft fees last year, then banks made 6 billion off of people who don't have money. by mydoglixu in Showerthoughts

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm confused as to what banks risk when they finance a mortgage given that they are operating in a fractional reserve system. What kind of risk does PMI protect them from?

Let's say they loan somebody $1,000,000 for a home of the same value. The person defaults, the bank now owns a $1,000,000 asset and they have the same lending power as before since it doesn't reduce the reserve. I know I must be missing something here because it seems like this system would directly incentivize bad loans.

If banks made 6 billion dollars from overdraft fees last year, then banks made 6 billion off of people who don't have money. by mydoglixu in Showerthoughts

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm confused as to what banks risk when they finance a mortgage given that they are operating in a fractional reserve system. What kind of risk does PMI protect them from?

Let's say they loan somebody $1,000,000 for a home of the same value. The person defaults, the bank now owns a $1,000,000 asset and they have the same lending power as before since it doesn't reduce the reserve. I know I must be missing something here because it seems like this system would directly incentivize bad loans.

If banks made 6 billion dollars from overdraft fees last year, then banks made 6 billion off of people who don't have money. by mydoglixu in Showerthoughts

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm confused as to what banks risk when they finance a mortgage given that they are operating in a fractional reserve system. What kind of risk does PMI protect them from?

Let's say they loan somebody $1,000,000 for a home of the same value. The person defaults, the bank now owns a $1,000,000 asset and they have the same lending power as before since it doesn't reduce the reserve. I know I must be missing something here because it seems like this system would directly incentivize bad loans.

If banks made 6 billion dollars from overdraft fees last year, then banks made 6 billion off of people who don't have money. by mydoglixu in Showerthoughts

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm confused as to what banks risk when they finance a mortgage given that they are operating in a fractional reserve system. What kind of risk does PMI protect them from?

Let's say they loan somebody $1,000,000 for a home of the same value. The person defaults, the bank now owns a $1,000,000 asset and they have the same lending power as before since it doesn't reduce the reserve. I know I must be missing something here because it seems like this system would directly incentivize bad loans.

I salute the 1 million North Americans who ditched Facebook last quarter by speckz in technology

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Am I the only person who has a facebook account and just only uses it to accept invites to events? I don't see a point in canceling it, it feels like it would just be a vocal way of shutting people off.

Mod Discussion and Vote: Comment Quality Standard - How strict should /r/Futurology be? by mvea in FuturologyModerators

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I really only like to remove comments if they are:

A) disrespectful

B) low effort

C) totally off topic

If it is obvious that somebody put any level of thought into something, I don't really like the idea of removing it. I want /r/futurology to feel inclusive.

The topics covered in /r/futurology cover a broad range.

  • Hard Science <-> Speculative Fiction
  • Distopian <-> Unhinged Optimism
  • Mundane <-> Controversial

Humor, incredulity and even pop culture references can help stimulate and/or move interesting conversations forward.

We can easily fall into over curating discussions if we aren't careful.

I do like the idea of a sticky comment for popular posts just to add transparency and to re-iterate the community guidelines. This helps to keep mods on the same page and to help out users that aren't familiar with the community.

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

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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

[–]Gobi_The_Mansoe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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.