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  1. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Wonder Egg Priority, I like animes that deal with complex topics such as mental health and this one seems to be doing a great job combining it with some fantasy. Some people compare it to Madoka...

    Wonder Egg Priority, I like animes that deal with complex topics such as mental health and this one seems to be doing a great job combining it with some fantasy. Some people compare it to Madoka and I agree it's similar in some things but also different enough to not be just called "the new Madoka," there's a magic element and girls having to confront an ugly reality but unlike Madoka this show focuses much more on the girls' traumas. Only 3 of the 12 episodes have aired so far, I hope the end doesn't turn out to be a huge disappointment after an interesting idea like it happened with Mayoiga.

    Very late edit for future people: it turned out to be a huge disappointment.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Please stop ruining summer and turn off that godforsaken music in ~enviro

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    I've noticed this loud music behavior mostly in people who exhibit some kind of tribal behavior so that's my theory about this. The music they listen to represents the group they feel part of,...

    I've noticed this loud music behavior mostly in people who exhibit some kind of tribal behavior so that's my theory about this. The music they listen to represents the group they feel part of, they think their music is the best thing in the world and that by making everyone else listen to it they'd be able to "recruit" more people into their group (since of course, nobody can resist or dislike the best music, can they? /s).

    4 votes
  3. Comment on What sort of software do you want to see? in ~tech

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    I know it's proprietary, it's written in C#, I've decompiled it and it does just what it claims. You can decompile it yourself using ILSpy or a similar tool, make a list of the group policies it...

    I know it's proprietary, it's written in C#, I've decompiled it and it does just what it claims. You can decompile it yourself using ILSpy or a similar tool, make a list of the group policies it configures and configure them manually if you don't trust the tool.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Let's talk about taking notes in ~talk

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    Just be careful with this too, pencil and ink fade away and very quickly if you are not careful. My notes from college faded away after a year (pencil) and started to fade after two (pen). Edit:...

    your best bet might be analogue (with backups)

    Just be careful with this too, pencil and ink fade away and very quickly if you are not careful. My notes from college faded away after a year (pencil) and started to fade after two (pen).

    Edit: assuming that by analogue you mean actual paper.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    I was expecting Notes to die soon, it hasn't been maintained for months and bugs from last year haven't been fixed.

    I was expecting Notes to die soon, it hasn't been maintained for months and bugs from last year haven't been fixed.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on What sort of software do you want to see? in ~tech

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    That's the one I use when I have to quickly open an image or article link and it's pretty great for those things, but unfortunately its JavaScript support is very rudimentary and never works for...

    That's the one I use when I have to quickly open an image or article link and it's pretty great for those things, but unfortunately its JavaScript support is very rudimentary and never works for anything more complex than document.write.

  7. Comment on What sort of software do you want to see? in ~tech

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    I've seen 2 of them before. This means it has the same memory usage and performance problems as Chrome on my old laptop. Midori was a good Webkit-based browser back when I used it, then it was...

    I've seen 2 of them before.

    Min is written entirely with CSS and JavaScript using Electron

    This means it has the same memory usage and performance problems as Chrome on my old laptop.

    Midori was a good Webkit-based browser back when I used it, then it was abandoned and now:

    Back in a bit
    The little green cat had to go to the vet.

    Is it still dead? I'm not sure about its state. I replaced it with GNOME Web, another Webkit-based browser which is good when it comes to memory usage and relatively decent performance but it takes ages to start (between 30 seconds and a minute) so I can't use it to quickly open links I receive through chat (I don't keep the browser open all the time, not enough RAM to have that luxury and not possible to add more).

    I didn't know about Sleipnir but unfortunately it doesn't seem to support Linux (I had to switch from Windows to Linux due to performance, memory usage and boot times).

  8. Comment on What sort of software do you want to see? in ~tech

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    A lightweight web browser (something that can run on less than 1GB of RAM without bringing the system to a crawl) that supports JavaScript and enough modern standards to browse the modern web...
    • A lightweight web browser (something that can run on less than 1GB of RAM without bringing the system to a crawl) that supports JavaScript and enough modern standards to browse the modern web (this is a bit contradictory, I know)
    • Similar to above, a lightweight IDE that is as easy to use and configure as VS Code (I've tried personalizing vim for this but the UX is worse and LSP support wasn't as good as Code and a bit buggy)
    • SSH client that doesn't suck when using a spotty connection (this is partially solved by mosh, unfortunately it breaks scrolling, this can be solved using tmux inside mosh, an ugly hack and only allows scrolling with the keyboard but not with the mouse or the scrollbar)

    I used to have another item on my list: something better than bash, this problem was solved when I found fish.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What sort of software do you want to see? in ~tech

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    Even when using LTSC some telemetry is enabled by default, you can disable it deleting the programmed tasks and using group policies (either manually or with something like WPD that configures...

    Even when using LTSC some telemetry is enabled by default, you can disable it deleting the programmed tasks and using group policies (either manually or with something like WPD that configures them for you).

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Crunchyroll adds two higher-level subscription tiers in ~anime

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    I have the same issue but what bothers me the most is that most of the things I want to watch are not available in my region. I'm not sure if a VPN would help but it's just easier to find things...

    I have the same issue but what bothers me the most is that most of the things I want to watch are not available in my region. I'm not sure if a VPN would help but it's just easier to find things elsewhere (either legal in Netflix if I'm lucky or pirated).

    1 vote
  11. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I'm a sucker for interactive stories, some time ago I got Erica (PS4, it was free with PS Plus). I didn't count the number of times I played the full story, I think it was 4, and each time I got...

    I'm a sucker for interactive stories, some time ago I got Erica (PS4, it was free with PS Plus). I didn't count the number of times I played the full story, I think it was 4, and each time I got an entirely different point of view of the same story. I still have a lot to figure out about the people, the past and the present. It's a game that is worth playing several times.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I finished reading Sailor Moon today. I'm going to start reading the short stories and Codename Sailor V soon. I particularly enjoyed seeing old tech being used in everyday life, things like...

    I finished reading Sailor Moon today. I'm going to start reading the short stories and Codename Sailor V soon.

    I particularly enjoyed seeing old tech being used in everyday life, things like beepers and handheld PCs. It makes me want to get a Pyra and make it look like Mercury's super computer. A lot of the things in the manga make me feel very nostalgic.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What the problem of moral luck can teach us about lockdown rule-breakers in ~humanities

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    I agree with @Gaywallet, I couldn't have written a better response than theirs. But I would like to add that in our current system that penalizes people there are two kinds of penalties: one for...

    I agree with @Gaywallet, I couldn't have written a better response than theirs. But I would like to add that in our current system that penalizes people there are two kinds of penalties: one for intent and one for actions and consequences. That is why while both were drunk driving the one that committed manslaughter gets a higher penalty. The same logic applies to both negligence examples in the article, one could have had consequences, the other one did have them.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What the problem of moral luck can teach us about lockdown rule-breakers in ~humanities

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    I disagree, you can't call it bad luck when it was just plain negligence. If you are told you can infect others, you are told to stay at home, you are told that old people are at higher risk, you...

    After all, it was just bad luck things turned out the way they did for Ulla. [...]

    Perhaps we should face up to the fact that the world just isn’t fair and that we have to take responsibility for the consequences of our actions, even when they’re beyond our control.

    I disagree, you can't call it bad luck when it was just plain negligence. If you are told you can infect others, you are told to stay at home, you are told that old people are at higher risk, you see on the news that people in care homes are getting infected and dying in mass, and you still decide to go you can't call it bad luck, you just were very very irresponsible and the consequences weren't beyond your control. The conclusion of the article is based on this flawed view and argues in favor of a "moral luck."

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Reddit moderator accounts compromised in coordinated hack, hundreds of subreddits vandalized in ~tech

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    Selling? No, I doubt that. But even if they don't you still have to trust they secure their database, their backups and that no employee with authorized access does something bad (there's a...

    Selling? No, I doubt that. But even if they don't you still have to trust they secure their database, their backups and that no employee with authorized access does something bad (there's a history of this last thing on reddit).

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Reddit moderator accounts compromised in coordinated hack, hundreds of subreddits vandalized in ~tech

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    I use Aegis, I wasn't talking about the app, some websites require phone numbers to allow you to enable 2FA. I don't remember if reddit requires one but the other reply confirms it doesn't so it's...

    I use Aegis, I wasn't talking about the app, some websites require phone numbers to allow you to enable 2FA. I don't remember if reddit requires one but the other reply confirms it doesn't so it's all good.

  17. Comment on Reddit moderator accounts compromised in coordinated hack, hundreds of subreddits vandalized in ~tech

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    Does 2FA still require a phone number? That's the only thing preventing me from enabling it, I don't trust them with my phone number, and even if I did data breaches can and will happen. I always...

    Does 2FA still require a phone number? That's the only thing preventing me from enabling it, I don't trust them with my phone number, and even if I did data breaches can and will happen. I always enable 2FA when it's TOTP or similar + a paper backup.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on Where Birds Go to Sleep – Teaser trailer in ~games

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    Are there any plans to release it for PlayStation?

    Are there any plans to release it for PlayStation?

    1 vote
  19. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I gave it a try and listened to the first thing in their page, they are amazing and have that old video game vibe I enjoy so much. Thank you for the recommendation.

    I gave it a try and listened to the first thing in their page, they are amazing and have that old video game vibe I enjoy so much. Thank you for the recommendation.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Not much, mostly The Muffs: Weird Boy Next Door, Sad Tomorrow, Lucky Guy and Prettier Than Me. Also this Bette Davis Eyes cover by little xs for eyes because I think it's amazing, Kim Carnes'...

    Not much, mostly The Muffs: Weird Boy Next Door, Sad Tomorrow, Lucky Guy and Prettier Than Me. Also this Bette Davis Eyes cover by little xs for eyes because I think it's amazing, Kim Carnes' version is also amazing.

    Edit: I forgot one of my new favorites, Black Sheep by Metric.

    3 votes