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  1. Comment on Corona-AI project asks DreamLab app users to help create ‘virtual supercomputer’ to assist in COVID-19 research efforts in ~health.coronavirus

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    If you have been using Folding@home and/or Rosetta@home this project may also be of interest. The idea is the same, distributed computing, but this one uses phones instead of computers. The...

    If you have been using Folding@home and/or Rosetta@home this project may also be of interest. The idea is the same, distributed computing, but this one uses phones instead of computers. The project is mainly focused on cancer research but they have recently added coronavirus.

    Homepage of the project in case you want more info: https://www.vodafone.com.au/foundation/dreamlab

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Firefox 75 released: Ambitions for April in ~tech

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    It's going to take me some time to get used to the new address bar but it looks like an improvement over the previous one.

    It's going to take me some time to get used to the new address bar but it looks like an improvement over the previous one.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Feature request: Polls in ~tildes

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    I agree with you, I'd like to add that I think it will also reduce the quality of the answers. It's very easy to just select an option and click submit without thinking, it takes more time and...

    I agree with you, I'd like to add that I think it will also reduce the quality of the answers. It's very easy to just select an option and click submit without thinking, it takes more time and thought if you have to type your answer as a reply and explain why (as we are currently doing with poll-like questions).

    2 votes
  4. Comment on How do you all do "deep readings"? in ~books

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    What I found the best for me during my school and university years is likely not going to work for you but this I what I used to do: wait until the day before the exam or two days before if the...

    What I found the best for me during my school and university years is likely not going to work for you but this I what I used to do: wait until the day before the exam or two days before if the book was too long and read it all from cover to cover only pausing for food, shower and sleeping. I found that the pressure of time made me focus on the topics that were really important and helped me remember better, I never took notes or highlighted anything because it interrupted the flow and made me forget things. Then, the morning before the exam I discussed the topics with classmates and if they had any doubts I'd explain them what I remembered, that helped me figure out if I had forgotten anything and if I did I'd jump to that chapter/page and re-read it (skipping over filler words and not so important paragraphs). Sometimes paying attention in class and taking notes was enough and I'd read those before the exams instead of the book, but that only works if you know the teacher and how he/she evaluates well.

    The previous advice worked for me on everything except math-heavy subjects, for maths, physics, etc I'd just practice equations the night before until I understood how and why they worked so in case I forgot them during the exam I'd be able to "come up" with them again with some extra effort.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 23 in ~health.coronavirus

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    This extra free time has been amazing for me too, I've finally managed to do something other than just work, eat, shower and sleep. It feels like life has returned to me. If it looks like what's...

    I've had time to actually do some of the honeydo list I've had on the go for a while, so generally things are looking up.

    This extra free time has been amazing for me too, I've finally managed to do something other than just work, eat, shower and sleep. It feels like life has returned to me.

    You know other than the worry about imminent societal collapse.

    If it looks like what's going on right now I would not mind it.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Recommend classic games you feel everyone should play at least once in ~games

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    I recommend playing the campaign on LAN with friends, it's super fun that way.

    I recommend playing the campaign on LAN with friends, it's super fun that way.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on What browser do you use? How have you customized it? in ~tech

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    Firefox with the usual privacy extensions + YouTube Classic and Old Reddit Redirect. I used to disable Pocket like a lot of people here but then I decided to give it a try and thanks to it I...

    Firefox with the usual privacy extensions + YouTube Classic and Old Reddit Redirect. I used to disable Pocket like a lot of people here but then I decided to give it a try and thanks to it I started reading more. It's not my news source though, I use it mostly for tech and personal blogs.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What are some games in which movement itself is a joy? in ~games

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    I'd like to go the opposite way of everyone else here. The Suicide of Rachel Foster, slow, calm, no fast movements, no jumping around. But walking in that game was a pleasure, it felt real unlike...

    I'd like to go the opposite way of everyone else here. The Suicide of Rachel Foster, slow, calm, no fast movements, no jumping around. But walking in that game was a pleasure, it felt real unlike most games I've ever played. The camera bobbing with each step, the sounds that matched every surface I stepped on, it felt as if I was part of the game. I have a few criticisms of other aspects of the game though, the voice acting of the main character was pretty bad, some dialogues felt forced and unrealistic, and while advancing through the story was interesting the end was disappointing.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 23 in ~health.coronavirus

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    It's been the opposite for me, I started eating healthier thanks to having to stay at home. No more long commutes and being able to sleep more has helped me be less tired during the day, now I...

    It's been the opposite for me, I started eating healthier thanks to having to stay at home. No more long commutes and being able to sleep more has helped me be less tired during the day, now I have enough energy to cook good meals. I'm also less depressed, it seems that I needed some isolation, being around people is stressful.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on 22 studies, across ideological differences, agree: Medicare for All saves money in ~news

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    A famous book which those people love to quote calls this "doublethink".

    The same people who are rabidly pro-freedom are also usually rabidly anti-drug, and I have never been able to figure out how they can hold two very different ideas in their head at the same time.

    A famous book which those people love to quote calls this "doublethink".

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Firefox has started enabling DNS-over-HTTPS by default for all US-based users in ~tech

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    Me too, but nobody is going to implement it at the OS level until it becomes "mainstream", I agree with you, you have to get the ball rolling somehow. This is a chicken and egg problem and I think...

    I would much rather see this happening at the OS level. I suppose you have to get the ball rolling somehow and I hope this will lead to something better in the future.

    Me too, but nobody is going to implement it at the OS level until it becomes "mainstream", I agree with you, you have to get the ball rolling somehow. This is a chicken and egg problem and I think Mozilla is doing well here to solve that.

    I'm currently using it at the OS level at home with AdGuard Home and pointing my OS DNS to 127.0.0.1. I also made my own CA and SSL certificate to be able to point Firefox to my local DoH server because otherwise Firefox won't enable ESNI.

    A lot of misinformed network admins are freaking out about this because they feel they are losing control over their own network, but at work we have successfully implemented it and you can easily configure Firefox with a group policy to make it use your own server so you can even have encrypted internal DNS!

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Firefox will start deprecating TLS 1.0 and 1.1 with Firefox 74, releasing on March 10, 2020 in ~tech

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    I've tried disabling TLS 1.0 and 1.1 on my Firefox (stable) and browsing with it for a few weeks, the amount of websites I frequently visit that stopped working was 0 and I think I only remember 1...

    I've tried disabling TLS 1.0 and 1.1 on my Firefox (stable) and browsing with it for a few weeks, the amount of websites I frequently visit that stopped working was 0 and I think I only remember 1 or 2 websites that didn't work at all. Edit: I agree with OP, it's going to be a problem for old routers and modems, but most of those can also be accessed using plain HTTP or Telnet (you shouldn't but you can still configure them if you really need to).

    3 votes
  13. Comment on First snapshot for Minecraft update 1.16 released in ~games

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    I'm so happy to see that they are finally giving some new life to the nether! It was so boring before, the new biomes sound great.

    I'm so happy to see that they are finally giving some new life to the nether! It was so boring before, the new biomes sound great.

    11 votes
  14. Comment on Where do you draw the line when it comes to what data collection one can do on you? in ~talk

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    It depends on why a company needs that data. For a random website (internet forum, chatroom) I'm not comfortable with giving them any of that info you mentioned. I may mention my age but I try to...

    It depends on why a company needs that data. For a random website (internet forum, chatroom) I'm not comfortable with giving them any of that info you mentioned. I may mention my age but I try to keep that for private messages. However, I understand why that info may be needed for other websites, for example if I am on a website searching for a job. But before giving that info to a website I make sure the website lets me decide how I want to share it (I usually make my profile private, only available for recruiters, hidden from logged out users and search engines). I know that the data can still be leaked or sold but sometimes those websites are a necessity and not a choice.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on I'm planning to enable the "mark new comments" feature for everyone - any major concerns? in ~tildes.official

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    Thanks for the code (I'm going to start using it, I will convert it to a uBlock filter). I'm probably not going to use the ignore function, I actually want to go back to old topics but at my own...

    Thanks for the code (I'm going to start using it, I will convert it to a uBlock filter). I'm probably not going to use the ignore function, I actually want to go back to old topics but at my own pace instead of letting that be dictated by a number on the screen.

    Edit: uBlock Origin filters for anyone who wants them.

    tildes.net##.topic-info-comments-new
    tildes.net##.is-comment-new>.comment-itself:style(border-left:0;margin-left:0)
    
    1 vote
  16. Comment on Which are your top five computer programs? in ~comp

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    Firefox Python 3 (it also acts as my calculator) Nano (literally the best text editor I've ever used) VeraCrypt (I can't access my important files without this) Visual Studio Code (I can't work...
    1. Firefox
    2. Python 3 (it also acts as my calculator)
    3. Nano (literally the best text editor I've ever used)
    4. VeraCrypt (I can't access my important files without this)
    5. Visual Studio Code (I can't work without this one)
    1 vote
  17. Comment on I'm planning to enable the "mark new comments" feature for everyone - any major concerns? in ~tildes.official

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    I understand why it'd be useful for most people but it isn't for me. It stresses me and psychologically affects me. It causes me anxiety and keeps me coming back to the same threads (which I don't...

    I understand why it'd be useful for most people but it isn't for me. It stresses me and psychologically affects me. It causes me anxiety and keeps me coming back to the same threads (which I don't want to do). That's the reason I keep it disabled. But if it's more work to keep the option than it is to replace it with a default "all enabled" just go for the default, I'll find a way (probably write a script or some CSS) to undo the changes.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Donuts, Inc: a creepy company in ~comp

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    If anyone is going to boycott them (as the article suggests), here's a list of TLDs they own (scroll down). It's worrisome that a single company has so much power over such a critical part of the...

    If anyone is going to boycott them (as the article suggests), here's a list of TLDs they own (scroll down). It's worrisome that a single company has so much power over such a critical part of the internet, but I don't think anything can stop them now, it seems to be too late and ICANN doesn't seem to be against what they are doing.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on What terminal emulator do you use? in ~comp

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    Whatever the default for the desktop environment I have to use is. I don't care much about terminal emulators as long as they allow me to scroll back and open quick enough. If I ever need advanced...

    Whatever the default for the desktop environment I have to use is. I don't care much about terminal emulators as long as they allow me to scroll back and open quick enough. If I ever need advanced features (like split screen) I use tmux.

    3 votes