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  1. Comment on During his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Peiter "Mudge" Zatko claims Twitter only has live production environment that all engineers can access in ~tech

  2. Comment on What do you collect? in ~hobbies

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    I can kind of understand why people like 60% keyboards (even though I would never get one myself), but what is the appeal of 40% keyboards? Is it the aesthetic, for travel, or something else?

    I can kind of understand why people like 60% keyboards (even though I would never get one myself), but what is the appeal of 40% keyboards? Is it the aesthetic, for travel, or something else?

    1 vote
  3. Comment on LFG (Looking For Group) Thread: Play games with other folks on Tildes in ~games

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    (PC only) I'm down to play Halo, L4D2, or any Dark Souls game. I can also play R6 Siege, but I haven't kept up with the game since the update with Amaru. I could be convinced to play CS:GO or...

    (PC only) I'm down to play Halo, L4D2, or any Dark Souls game. I can also play R6 Siege, but I haven't kept up with the game since the update with Amaru.

    I could be convinced to play CS:GO or Valorant casually, but beware my main skill is shooting, not tactics or map knowledge.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on To the three people on Tildes using LineageOS: is it worth it? in ~tech

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    Installed it on my OnePlus 7 pro ~2 months ago, I think it's worth it. The extra customization and permission options gave me the last few things that I wanted from AOSP. Battery life is great, 8+...

    Installed it on my OnePlus 7 pro ~2 months ago, I think it's worth it.

    The extra customization and permission options gave me the last few things that I wanted from AOSP. Battery life is great, 8+ hours screen-on time, though of course that's highly dependent on the phone and person. The only bug I've noticed is the in-screen fingerprint reader not working sometimes, which is annoying but not a deal breaker for me. I have done 2 updates through their official updater without issue.

    If you install gapps then the play store will work fine. Though there is an app that will download APKs from the play store for you (don't remember the name). With that you could skip gapps, but I still like contact syncing, Keep, and Gmail.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Brands can now purchase an ad in the #2 slot of Reddit's "Trending" sections in the Popular page and Search dropdown in ~tech

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    Just a third eaten up? I only see one actual post in that screenshot. Thank God for old reddit and 3rd party clients.

    Just a third eaten up? I only see one actual post in that screenshot. Thank God for old reddit and 3rd party clients.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on noclip.website - A website that lets you view famous levels from all kinds of games in 3D in ~games

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    There's an option for viewing the whole Dark Souls map, but the different skyboxes all clip into each other. Looking at the collision map is much easier, and each area is color coded so you can...

    There's an option for viewing the whole Dark Souls map, but the different skyboxes all clip into each other. Looking at the collision map is much easier, and each area is color coded so you can tell what you're looking at.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on So you think you know C? in ~comp

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    What was the reasoning behind allowing all of these things to be implementation-specific? Does C++ define some of this stuff or is it the same?

    What was the reasoning behind allowing all of these things to be implementation-specific? Does C++ define some of this stuff or is it the same?

    1 vote
  8. Comment on cantunsee.space: Test your attention to detail in UI design in ~comp

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    I noticed on the site. I think I noticed the difference by looking at the spacing between the border of the circles and the edge of the icons.

    I noticed on the site. I think I noticed the difference by looking at the spacing between the border of the circles and the edge of the icons.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on cantunsee.space: Test your attention to detail in UI design in ~comp

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    Anecdotal, but I could see that one.

    Anecdotal, but I could see that one.

  10. Who do you go to to learn about the state of PC ports?

    I used to watch TotalBiscuit's videos to learn about PC ports of games, to see if they were any good. Obviously I can't do that anymore, and the best replacement I've found so far is looking at...

    I used to watch TotalBiscuit's videos to learn about PC ports of games, to see if they were any good. Obviously I can't do that anymore, and the best replacement I've found so far is looking at PCGamingWiki. If a game has a long page with a lot of issues and workarounds, it is probably a bad port.

    But that doesn't really help if I want to know if a game has improved a lot since launch. Does anyone do a good "state of game x a few years later" series?

    8 votes
  11. Comment on Stuff In Space in ~space

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    Does anyone know why there is a large band of satellites in orbit that are slightly skewed relative to the equator?

    Does anyone know why there is a large band of satellites in orbit that are slightly skewed relative to the equator?

    3 votes
  12. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~misc

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    That post isn't very "valid" either. The wikipedia link is four paragraphs and the OP includes no discussion or reason why he posted it.

    That post isn't very "valid" either. The wikipedia link is four paragraphs and the OP includes no discussion or reason why he posted it.

    11 votes
  13. Seeking help on how partitions will work when dual-booting.

    I plan on dual-booting Linux soon, and I am wondering on how to handle partitions. I have 3 drives in my computer: an SSD that Windows 10 boots from, a second SSD with one partition and some...

    I plan on dual-booting Linux soon, and I am wondering on how to handle partitions. I have 3 drives in my computer: an SSD that Windows 10 boots from, a second SSD with one partition and some unallocated space intended for Linux, and an HDD.

    When I install Linux on that SSD, how can I prevent Windows from messing with the Linux partition and vice-versa? Can Linux and Windows both read and write to the HDD partitions without complaining about the other modifying them?

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Solo - Open source FIDO2 security USB key in ~tech

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    Are you using SMS or an authenticator app? If you're using SMS, a sim swap attack could give the attacker your code for a website. An authenticator app is better, but someone can always steal your...

    Are you using SMS or an authenticator app? If you're using SMS, a sim swap attack could give the attacker your code for a website.

    An authenticator app is better, but someone can always steal your phone. The average thief wouldn't think to steal a hardware token.

  15. Good use for Twitter?

    I hear a lot about how Twitter is a bad concept, because the character limit means things can be oversimplified, taken out of context, and posted without a source. I've never used it myself, but...

    I hear a lot about how Twitter is a bad concept, because the character limit means things can be oversimplified, taken out of context, and posted without a source. I've never used it myself, but recently I've been wondering if it can be useful to me. For example, some bloggers I follow might post some insights on Twitter that they don't anywhere else, and help me discover other interesting blogs.

    Have you found a good use for Twitter besides as a social network or news aggregator?

    13 votes
  16. Comment on Windows Controlled Folder Access in ~tech

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    I'm surprised it took so long for Microsoft to add a feature like this, it always seemed crazy to me that any program I install can modify any non-system folder on my computer without my confirmation.

    I'm surprised it took so long for Microsoft to add a feature like this, it always seemed crazy to me that any program I install can modify any non-system folder on my computer without my confirmation.

    2 votes
  17. Windows Controlled Folder Access

    I recently enabled controlled folder access in Windows 10. It restricts programs from modifying folders in a blacklist. I have all of the music/pictures/videos/documents/desktop folders and...

    I recently enabled controlled folder access in Windows 10. It restricts programs from modifying folders in a blacklist.

    I have all of the music/pictures/videos/documents/desktop folders and folders containing backups added, is there anything else I should consider adding?

    7 votes
  18. Comment on Secure, open-source alternative to Google Keep in ~tech

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    Is there any note-taking app that has widgets in the android app? That's the one thing Keep has over everything else.

    Is there any note-taking app that has widgets in the android app? That's the one thing Keep has over everything else.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    When I said web videos I meant random videos you might find on YouTube, not web series. Those wouldn't fit in ~movies or ~series.

    When I said web videos I meant random videos you might find on YouTube, not web series. Those wouldn't fit in ~movies or ~series.

  20. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    I would consider web videos to be different enough from TV and movies to not be lumped in the same ~. I suggest ~video and ~film. I'm not sure if there is a better word than film that better...

    I would consider web videos to be different enough from TV and movies to not be lumped in the same ~. I suggest ~video and ~film. I'm not sure if there is a better word than film that better includes TV shows.

    2 votes