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  1. Comment on How to cast internet videos to my Chromecast? (It's not as simple as it seems!) in ~tech

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    The browser itself is still an app, and it should support casting.

    I'm talking about the Chrome browser.

    The browser itself is still an app, and it should support casting.

  2. Comment on How to cast internet videos to my Chromecast? (It's not as simple as it seems!) in ~tech

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    Wait, seriously? If you're on the same wifi as the Chromecast, if the app supports casting, it should detect the chromecast and offer the option. Is it possible your device or app has a setup...

    Wait, seriously? If you're on the same wifi as the Chromecast, if the app supports casting, it should detect the chromecast and offer the option.

    Is it possible your device or app has a setup issue preventing it from finding the Chromecast? It uses mDNS to find the device (or if it's a very old model, DIAL). There are apps to test these things, I would probably start there, enumerate what does work and what exactly doesn't.

    If it's in the browser only, maybe it has to do with browser config?

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Political discussion here seems to be really bad. Is it even possible for it to be good? in ~tildes

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    Interesting suggestion, I wonder if there'd be a change should the vote count become mostly-invisible after a number. Eg. "10+", "50+" and "100+".

    Interesting suggestion, I wonder if there'd be a change should the vote count become mostly-invisible after a number. Eg. "10+", "50+" and "100+".

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Sciensano releases all COVID-19 Belgium data in open formats (+ dashboard!) in ~health.coronavirus

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    Dashboard here: https://datastudio.google.com/embed/u/0/reporting/c14a5cfc-cab7-4812-848c-0369173148ab/page/tpRKB They didn't actually announce this anywhere useful. Everyone is using the shitty...

    Dashboard here: https://datastudio.google.com/embed/u/0/reporting/c14a5cfc-cab7-4812-848c-0369173148ab/page/tpRKB

    They didn't actually announce this anywhere useful. Everyone is using the shitty daily PDF as a base for the data, which has no regional data or anything. So I'm just spreading the word…

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 4 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Girlfriend is moving in with me on Wednesday. Last few weeks without being able to see her much at all have been hard for both of us, but after much deliberation I've convinced her that if we're...

    Girlfriend is moving in with me on Wednesday. Last few weeks without being able to see her much at all have been hard for both of us, but after much deliberation I've convinced her that if we're in this for possibly another month, it's time to move in together for the remainder of the lockdown.

    It's a pretty huge step for her so I'm very proud of her.

    Beyond that I'm frankly appalled at how I've seen some friends/acquaintances behave towards others now that they have "social permission" to be assholes to each other, which prompted a recent post of mine.

    I feel like COVID is showing some people's true colors. From leaders and politicians to local heroes and your neighbours. I got to see who is ready to make an effort when the going gets tough. Who's ready to make sacrifices. And who would turn down their "best friend" nurse asking for a place to leave some supplies at their house, for fear they may have COVID-19.

    8 votes
  6. Comment on Now is not the time to lose our humanity: Some DOs and DO NOTs in ~talk

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    By the way, this was an excellent video, thank you.

    By the way, this was an excellent video, thank you.

  7. Comment on Now is not the time to lose our humanity: Some DOs and DO NOTs in ~talk

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    Exactly what I'm trying to communicate. Thank you.

    Exactly what I'm trying to communicate. Thank you.

  8. Comment on Now is not the time to lose our humanity: Some DOs and DO NOTs in ~talk

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    I'm not going by Wuhan data (I've pretty much ignored Chinese data altogether); I've been knee-deep doing volunteer covid19 data work for the past two weeks and have talked extensively to health...

    I'm not going by Wuhan data (I've pretty much ignored Chinese data altogether); I've been knee-deep doing volunteer covid19 data work for the past two weeks and have talked extensively to health care workers here in belgium.

    The reason we're commandeering ice-rinks to act as temporary morgues, and we're getting car makers to build healthcare ventilators, is because the prognosis for hospitalised covid-19 patients is not good.

    The reason some countries are commandeering ice rinks to act as morgues (and similar measures) is because they have an influx of covid-positive corpses at a time where a lot of the world is shutting down.

    The reason we're requiring car makers to build ventilators is because there's a mass, worldwide, surge in the need for ventilators.

    Neither of those things say much about mortality rate, and certainly not about what I wrote. When I say "given the risk", let's be clear about what risk I'm talking about: Touching a covid-positive person is not a 100% risk of infection. And with proper precautions, it's actually fairly low. The data you can look at: Health care workers treating COVID-19 patients all day long, and how long it takes them to get sick with proper precautions (In my friend's hospital, they're beginning to see sick workers now, 4 weeks into it; and it has more to do with the increase in patients and decrease in precautions taken than anything else from what they tell me).

    COVID-19 is contagious, don't think I'm trying to twist that. But the problem with it is when you don't take precautions at all, which is why it's overwhelming countries right now.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Now is not the time to lose our humanity: Some DOs and DO NOTs in ~talk

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    How is it misinformation? I don't make any medical assertions. Frankly I'm tired of people justifying their utterly awful behaviour towards others and especially towards health workers with "If...

    How is it misinformation? I don't make any medical assertions.

    Frankly I'm tired of people justifying their utterly awful behaviour towards others and especially towards health workers with "If I'm not an asshole to you, it could quite literally kill people".

    THIS is an assertion, and it's wrong:

    "Treat EVERYONE as if they have the plague. That's literally the point of all this."

    The "point of all this" is to decrease the load on the health care services. We won't eradicate the virus; not with the current measures, it is way too late for that, and you can ask any health expert that (and I'm sure you figured it out for yourself either way).

    And I didn't say "go to the beach to feel good about yourself", I said don't be an ass to others. Don't stop thinking about other people's mental health.

    I'm not discussing this with you any further, you're far too angry and I frankly should have ignored your reply in the first place.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Now is not the time to lose our humanity: Some DOs and DO NOTs in ~talk

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    Sorry but wow. That's an incredibly aggressive post.

    Sorry but wow. That's an incredibly aggressive post.

  11. Comment on Now is not the time to lose our humanity: Some DOs and DO NOTs in ~talk

    Adys
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    I think one clear thing that this virus has shown is who of our politicians are true leaders, and who are useless suits. The true leaders don't need to be pressured, they've done just fine on...

    How much responsibility/pressure do you think we should put on politicians

    I think one clear thing that this virus has shown is who of our politicians are true leaders, and who are useless suits. The true leaders don't need to be pressured, they've done just fine on their own. The pointless idiots … I don't know how much responsibility and pressure changes them.

    and (more importantly) their voters?

    Whe the time to vote comes, these actions need to be remembered, and the pressure needs to be real. This is how you hold them accountable.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on How is site growth? I have joined a year ago, looks like comment and upvote activity has died down a bit in ~tildes

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    Dude, I mean it, thank you for that. There's very few things keeping my sanity together right now: One streamer, my work, one friend of mine, my girlfriend, and Tildes. I massively appreciate that...

    Even though it's not a massive group of people, there are still well over a thousand people hanging out on Tildes regularly, and I like that it can be a dependable place for them to go during this crisis.

    Dude, I mean it, thank you for that. There's very few things keeping my sanity together right now: One streamer, my work, one friend of mine, my girlfriend, and Tildes. I massively appreciate that this dependability for some people is something you're aware of.

    10 votes
  13. Comment on How is site growth? I have joined a year ago, looks like comment and upvote activity has died down a bit in ~tildes

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    My reddit account is nearly 12 years old at this point, I'm well aware of how to use reddit "right". But exactly like you said: How about that. Do you think Reddit is pushing in any way its own...

    My reddit account is nearly 12 years old at this point, I'm well aware of how to use reddit "right". But exactly like you said:

    When it’s the users choice (though, I admit, probably pushed in a certain way by the site) how they curate what they see.

    How about that. Do you think Reddit is pushing in any way its own "good" parts (the smaller/more specialized communities)? Fuck no. They've made it harder to do your own curation, and have pushed the mainstream stuff pretty hard.

    Reddit has been a clusterfuck of mistakes and bad decisions for the past years, and its overall quality is on the exact same level as facebook. You can say Facebook "creates strife and disinformation" when it's by far the most impact it has overall. Even if there are good parts to it, the bad parts are overwhelmingly bad, and the majority of users don't get to even see the good stuff.

    I'm glad you can still find use out of reddit but personally, the only way I use it nowadays is a largely empty glance at a filtered r/all once a day and moving on. Twitter is easier to curate nowadays; I use that more, coupled with more niche communities (Tildes and HN). And sometimes, some interesting articles Google pushes down my throat with the Chrome mobile homepage.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on zWarDial, an automated tool to find unprotected Zoom meetings in ~tech

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    I'm confused why people use it, yes. Google Meet is fantastically easy to use: One button, just-works. I hear performance is a concern that zoom addresses pretty well with very large meetings but...

    I'm confused why people use it, yes. Google Meet is fantastically easy to use: One button, just-works.

    I hear performance is a concern that zoom addresses pretty well with very large meetings but still, even small ones.

    I like zoom for only one thing: As a consultant, it allows me to do remote screen control over my clients, and they have good control over it. It's not perfect, but it's one of the only apps that does that and it makes debugging / addressing issues a lot easier. But that's very specific to my line of work.

  15. Comment on How is site growth? I have joined a year ago, looks like comment and upvote activity has died down a bit in ~tildes

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    Boy do I love having tildes to go to especially in these times right now. Being able to talk about different topics with essentially the same community, feels a lot better than reddit which I …...

    Boy do I love having tildes to go to especially in these times right now. Being able to talk about different topics with essentially the same community, feels a lot better than reddit which I … actually, I don't think I even get anything informative out of reddit anymore. If it's important enough to be informative AND on the homepage, I'll likely have caught it off twitter anyway. And the new UI has made it very unenjoyable to use the site, so I don't bother going to the small, higher-quality subs anymore.

    Reddit's probably only useful for porn nowadays.

    13 votes
  16. Comment on How is site growth? I have joined a year ago, looks like comment and upvote activity has died down a bit in ~tildes

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    Tildes has appeal as a niche community. If it grows, it grows, but I don't think selling the way you're describing would ever work.

    Tildes has appeal as a niche community. If it grows, it grows, but I don't think selling the way you're describing would ever work.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on Now is not the time to lose our humanity: Some DOs and DO NOTs in ~talk

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    I agree, thanks for chatting :)

    I agree, thanks for chatting :)

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Now is not the time to lose our humanity: Some DOs and DO NOTs in ~talk

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    I don't think it's correct to assume you will infect others, if you take even basic precautions. I also don't think it's correct to say that should you infect others, you're personally responsible...

    I don't think it's correct to assume you will infect others, if you take even basic precautions.

    I also don't think it's correct to say that should you infect others, you're personally responsible for every case in your tree: If on average the virus reaches X% of the population over a period T (where X very certainly will be high and T hopefully will be high), then that tree will likely form, whether you have any involvement in it or not. If Dave infects 10 people, the person who infected Dave isn't responsible: Had Dave not caught it from that person, they may have caught it from another.

    The question is, after it's all said and done, will you have lost your humanity in the process?

    Look, I'm trying to say there's a balance to strike, and going to one extreme is as irresponsible as going to another. I'm not trying to say "you should be careless, you should hug random strangers and kiss people at risk on the mouth".

    I don't think "complete avoidance" is "condoms". Complete avoidance is complete avoidance of everyone for fear they're HIV positive. I'm suggesting condoms: Do what you do, but do it safely. And sure, don't have irresponsible sex contacts if at risk / with those at risk, especially at a time like now. Nethertheless, don't stop having sex hugging the people you love entirely, especially those who need it.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Now is not the time to lose our humanity: Some DOs and DO NOTs in ~talk

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    Obviously neither of us wants harm to happen to those around us. My point being though that "harm" may also encompass psychological harm. To come back to the example from earlier: My friend is in...

    Obviously neither of us wants harm to happen to those around us. My point being though that "harm" may also encompass psychological harm.

    To come back to the example from earlier: My friend is in tears and told me she just lost her grandfather. I am very unlikely to have the virus, but she is more likely than not to have it as she is a health worker. Do I hug her?

    Yes: I risk physical harm to my own health.

    No: I guarantee psychological harm.

    It's the trolley problem, except that if you do nothing, you are guaranteed to hit someone. If you do something, you might hit someone (more likely yourself than the other person, in that instance).

    2 votes