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  1. Comment on Facebook labelled 'digital gangsters' by report on fake news in ~tech

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    Facebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives as “digital gangsters”.

    The final report of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee’s 18-month investigation into disinformation and fake news accused Facebook of purposefully obstructing its inquiry and failing to tackle attempts by Russia to manipulate elections.

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  2. Comment on Passwords in ~tildes

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    No, not necessarily. Some password managers probably do do that, but those aren't ones you should use. To put it simply: you save a domain, username and password, and then the browser extension...

    No, not necessarily. Some password managers probably do do that, but those aren't ones you should use. To put it simply: you save a domain, username and password, and then the browser extension (or other implementation) will just look at your current domain and any you have saved and then offer it to you. This all happens locally.

    Password managers like Bitwarden store it entirely encrypted.

    Your sensitive information is encrypted locally on your personal device before ever being sent to our cloud servers.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Passwords in ~tildes

    Bauke Link Parent
    There's always reasons not to do something, not to unexcuse any, but people won't change unless they are required to. And using a breached passwords database is a provable-in-layman's-terms and...

    There's always reasons not to do something, not to unexcuse any, but people won't change unless they are required to. And using a breached passwords database is a provable-in-layman's-terms and easily programmable way to do just that.

    But fair enough, I'll leave it for what it is. :) It has been a good topic.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Chromium team to make changes to Manifest V3 in response to ad-blocking extension developers’ outrage in ~tech

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    Highlight of uBlock Origin developer Gorhill's response to this post:

    Highlight of uBlock Origin developer Gorhill's response to this post:

    Strict blocking needs to generate a page on the fly according to what happened filter-wise, this can't happen with a declarative API.

    Solution is incredibly simple, just keep the blocking ability of the webRequest API. Nothing of what was said in the post still properly justify removing this ability -- it's really, really hard to not suspect the real reasons are not technical neither altruistic.

    17 votes
  5. Comment on Passwords in ~tildes

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    I'm not expecting everyone to be perfect, as indicated in what I said: Right now is the time where more and more people are starting to become aware of password managers existing, and convincing...

    I'm not expecting everyone to be perfect, as indicated in what I said:

    I believe password managers are the solution by straight up removing the human element of passwords, but until then, people need to know and adjust ...

    Right now is the time where more and more people are starting to become aware of password managers existing, and convincing their social groups to switch because it's more secure, takes only 1 password to remember and depending on which one you pick, works everywhere people expect. It's the same as setting up an alarm system for your house, you do it once and then learn to maintain it.

    And the biggest problem in security will almost always be the human element. So when you're talking about security, you're invariably talking about humans.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Podcasts in ~tildes

    Bauke Link Parent
    And various topics tagged with podcasts.

    And various topics tagged with podcasts.

    8 votes
  7. Comment on Passwords in ~tildes

    Bauke Link Parent
    I'm not sure what other security threats it would open you up to. Maybe elaborate on that? And that doesn't sound like a Tildes problem, but a human problem. If more websites start requiring you...

    I'm not sure what other security threats it would open you up to. Maybe elaborate on that?

    And that doesn't sound like a Tildes problem, but a human problem. If more websites start requiring you to use unique passwords with a mechanism like Tildes and Firefox Monitor, more people will start to become aware to the simplicity and usability that is password managers. More people using password managers -> more unique and better passwords that will be made.

    You can see this same trend happened when websites started requiring X amount of characters, and eventually lower and upper case letters... Then numbers, then symbols, etc. I believe password managers are the solution by straight up removing the human element of passwords, but until then, people need to know and adjust to the fact that some passwords are just plain bad, and sometimes people just need to be forced to use a different one.

    8 votes
  8. Comment on Passwords in ~tildes

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    If you use new, unique (somewhat complex) passwords for everything and have a password manager or even just a document written down (either digital or analog) then yeah you don't necessarily...

    If you use new, unique (somewhat complex) passwords for everything and have a password manager or even just a document written down (either digital or analog) then yeah you don't necessarily benefit from it.

    The thing is, most people use one password everywhere and integrating HaveIBeenPwned's utilities and informing those people that their password may have been compromised could be a wake up call and alert them that they're at risk. In that case, if a glorified messaging board tells them "this password is a bad password" is a good thing. Even Firefox is gonna start doing this.

    11 votes
  9. Comment on SCSS Beautifier in ~tildes

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    You made me curious, so I ran the Scss through Stylelint with their recommended config (turning on "all possible errors") and disabling no-descending-specificity (which is almost impossible to...

    You made me curious, so I ran the Scss through Stylelint with their recommended config (turning on "all possible errors") and disabling no-descending-specificity (which is almost impossible to prevent in Sass) and only got a handful of errors, most of them being no-duplicate-selectors coming from the Spectre modules.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on SCSS Beautifier in ~tildes

    Bauke (edited ) Link
    These ones: EXCLUDES: [] LIBRARY_PATHS: [] OUTPUT_STYLES: nested SOURCES_PATH: scss/ SOURCE_COMMENTS: false TARGET_PATH: static/css/ Otherwise Boussole's defaults. Edit: If you're talking about a...

    These ones:

    EXCLUDES: []
    LIBRARY_PATHS: []
    OUTPUT_STYLES: nested
    SOURCES_PATH: scss/
    SOURCE_COMMENTS: false
    TARGET_PATH: static/css/
    

    Otherwise Boussole's defaults.

    Edit: If you're talking about a Sass linter, Tildes doesn't use one.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on Is this the correct group to discuss PC builds? in ~comp

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    It probably should, but if you were to move it now it would read: Is this the correct group to discuss PC builds? in the group ~tildes, so a title change would also be necessary and I can't do that.

    It probably should, but if you were to move it now it would read:

    Is this the correct group to discuss PC builds? in the group ~tildes, so a title change would also be necessary and I can't do that.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Is this the correct group to discuss PC builds? in ~comp

    Bauke Link Parent
    Cfabbro's topic has build a pc and build guide, I think adding maybe hardware and pc could be beneficial. It depends on what the topic is specifically about, I guess.

    Cfabbro's topic has build a pc and build guide, I think adding maybe hardware and pc could be beneficial. It depends on what the topic is specifically about, I guess.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Is this the correct group to discuss PC builds? in ~comp

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    If you go directly to the group, like https://tildes.net/~comp in the sidebar there will be the description, under the search bar. Above the "post a new topic" button. And you can also go to...

    If you go directly to the group, like https://tildes.net/~comp in the sidebar there will be the description, under the search bar. Above the "post a new topic" button.

    And you can also go to https://tildes.net/groups to view all the groups and their descriptions. You can get to that page via the topic listing and "Browse the list of groups" button in the sidebar.

    7 votes
  14. Comment on Is this the correct group to discuss PC builds? in ~comp

    Bauke Link Parent
    ~comp's description: I'd say building a PC falls under the umbrella of "the more technical side of computers" but sure, I'll move the topic for you.

    ~comp's description:

    Topics focused on the more technical side of computers, things of interest to programmers, sysadmins, etc.

    I'd say building a PC falls under the umbrella of "the more technical side of computers" but sure, I'll move the topic for you.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Is this the correct group to discuss PC builds? in ~comp

  16. Comment on Tildes should not use hard line breaks for line endings in ~tildes

    Bauke Link Parent
    I know that the browser will wrap, but if you add linefeed characters U+000A: LINE FEED (LF) like you do there it will convert those to <br> and that sounds normal to me?

    I know that the browser will wrap, but if you add linefeed characters U+000A: LINE FEED (LF) like you do there it will convert those to <br> and that sounds normal to me?

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Tildes should not use hard line breaks for line endings in ~tildes

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    I'm pretty sure Tildes doesn't intentionally convert any line-endings like that? As well that Tildes uses cmark, the C reference implementation for CommonMark. See for yourself here.Edit: Tildes...

    I'm pretty sure Tildes doesn't intentionally convert any line-endings like that? As well that Tildes uses cmark, the C reference implementation for CommonMark. See for yourself here.Edit: Tildes does do it

    Also, what are hard line endings and soft line endings? I don't think I've ever heard of that before.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Scraping Tildes as an exercise and statistics in ~tildes

    Bauke Link Parent
    Take another look, you'll see that malice labels is crossed out and instead he asked for "labels in general". Initially it was to ask about malice labels but then he edited it.

    Take another look, you'll see that malice labels is crossed out and instead he asked for "labels in general". Initially it was to ask about malice labels but then he edited it.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on Scraping Tildes as an exercise and statistics in ~tildes

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    That is, labels applied in total, I don't think there's 30-50 malice labels being applied daily... That would be worrisome.

    That is, labels applied in total, I don't think there's 30-50 malice labels being applied daily... That would be worrisome.

    4 votes