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  1. Comment on Why IRC is Still Good in $CURRENT_YEAR in ~comp

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    Damn. I never used IRC. But Matrix seems to capture a lot of the intelligent users who were originally there, supposedly.

    Damn. I never used IRC. But Matrix seems to capture a lot of the intelligent users who were originally there, supposedly.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on A tildes thread for toki pona, the minimalist conlang in ~humanities

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    doubleplusluv bb. plusgood oceania unpaxmakers unlive plusungood eurasia unpaxmakers. (I love Big Brother. Our great soldiers demolish the evil Eurasian soldiers.) In all seriousness, Toki Pona...

    doubleplusluv bb. plusgood oceania unpaxmakers unlive plusungood eurasia unpaxmakers. (I love Big Brother. Our great soldiers demolish the evil Eurasian soldiers.)

    In all seriousness, Toki Pona sounds like an interesting project. While I am a big proponent of minimalism, why would a limitation on words be a good thing? Reading through the wikipedia page it seems that the pronunciation of the words is designed to be such that it promotes positive mental health.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on React is becoming a black box in ~comp

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    Obligatory link to the suckless principles. When you build massive APIs with as many features as React, this is an inevitability.

    Obligatory link to the suckless principles.

    When you build massive APIs with as many features as React, this is an inevitability.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Email sucks in ~tech

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    I have to disagree- you can find Google, Facebook, and Microsoft login buttons on pretty much every website that offers a login (except for privacy focused sites). Those services are more than...

    no alternative will ever be accepted as thoroughly as email is.

    I have to disagree- you can find Google, Facebook, and Microsoft login buttons on pretty much every website that offers a login (except for privacy focused sites). Those services are more than just email in the case of Google and Microsoft. In fact, Facebook doesn't even provide email. So it should be technically possible (at least in the future) to add a Matrix sign in button or other alternative to Email and the big 3.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Why IRC is Still Good in $CURRENT_YEAR in ~comp

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    Sure, for people who have used it for years. For most people though, Matrix is a better choice. And encryption is pretty much essential unless you're running a public room. It's a lot easier to...

    Sure, for people who have used it for years. For most people though, Matrix is a better choice. And encryption is pretty much essential unless you're running a public room. It's a lot easier to get people to switch from Discord to Matrix than it is from Discord to IRC. Matrix is also growing at a faster rate compared to IRC, which is in my opinion on the way out.

    9 votes
  6. Comment on Reddit announces "power-ups", their plan to have individual subreddits unlock features through members paying for a monthly subscription in ~tech

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    Deleting my Reddit account was the best thing I've done for my mental health. It has the most predatory system with the whole karma system with infinite scrolling. Now they are hurting the very...

    Deleting my Reddit account was the best thing I've done for my mental health. It has the most predatory system with the whole karma system with infinite scrolling. Now they are hurting the very userbase that switched from old forums in the first place.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on A grim outlook on the future of browser add-ons in ~comp

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    Firefox has betrayed its core userbase time and time again over the past few years. Despite being a company founded on principles of free software, it included proprietary software by default....

    Firefox has betrayed its core userbase time and time again over the past few years. Despite being a company founded on principles of free software, it included proprietary software by default. Despite supposedly fighting the good fight against Google, they accepted a kickback from them. Is it the new CEO? I have no idea, and Firefox has been going down this path for a couple of years now. Remove choice from the user, gaslight the user, rinse and repeat. The most egregious example of this is their telemetry; despite being the browser for privacy minded people, it phoned home more than the Brave browser (https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/03/study-ranks-edges-default-privacy-settings-the-lowest-of-all-major-browsers/). I've lost faith in Mozilla since the recent firing (you can't donate to fund browser development). And the "open web" doesn't mean much if Google controls the web standards that will be implemented on most websites anyways. Seems like avoiding the modern web in general is the best choice nowadays, the browser wars are a complete farce..

    4 votes