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  1. Comment on How has the pandemic changed you? in ~talk

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    Unsure about the mental effects, but the combination of staying in all the time and moving out for the first time led to me finally losing a bunch of weight.

    Unsure about the mental effects, but the combination of staying in all the time and moving out for the first time led to me finally losing a bunch of weight.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I agree with containerized first, but you don't necessarily need to build it as microservices from the start. As long as there is good separation and it is built so components can later easily be...

    I agree with containerized first, but you don't necessarily need to build it as microservices from the start.
    As long as there is good separation and it is built so components can later easily be pulled out.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Cryptocurrency is an abject disaster in ~tech

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    I feel like this is not completely correct, as many cryptocurrencies are going towards a proof of stake model which is a lot more power-efficient. Even Eth is planning to move to such a structure...

    It's a major issue, much more so than just some new tech needing optimisation, using terrifying quantities of power is a designed in feature of most major cryptocurrencies and it's not going away.

    I feel like this is not completely correct, as many cryptocurrencies are going towards a proof of stake model which is a lot more power-efficient. Even Eth is planning to move to such a structure I think. So it's definitely something that is being worked on. So right now crypto pretty thrash for the environment, but pretending it be as bad as it's now is what it forever will be is a bit much.
    Other than that I agree with your points though.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    I'm a bit late but there's an oddly specific question I have around Oauth2 or rather the open_id part I think, which I cant seem to find a clear answer on. When you get an access token and an...

    I'm a bit late but there's an oddly specific question I have around Oauth2 or rather the open_id part I think, which I cant seem to find a clear answer on.

    When you get an access token and an id_token back from the auth server such as google.
    Do you need to use both the access token and the id_token.
    Can you validate that the user is logged in with just the id_token?
    Or can you only use that one to get information about the user.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Lua, a misunderstood language in ~comp

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    Not the fastest reply, but what language did you use?

    Not the fastest reply, but what language did you use?

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Lua, a misunderstood language in ~comp

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    This makes me want to play around with lua to embed it in something. The main places I've used lua where in Garry's mod with the wiremod plugin I think. And in minecraft with computercraft.

    This makes me want to play around with lua to embed it in something.
    The main places I've used lua where in Garry's mod with the wiremod plugin I think.
    And in minecraft with computercraft.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I've started on a scrum poker tool, but if I wont finish it in the coming two weeks, I know ill get swamped with study work again so there's a deadline to finish it. Or it will probably will never...

    I've started on a scrum poker tool, but if I wont finish it in the coming two weeks, I know ill get swamped with study work again so there's a deadline to finish it. Or it will probably will never be finished.

    The reason I started it was as an alternative to actual scrum poker cards, as we cant really do it with physical cards due to corona right now.
    And just yelling out numbers, creates a bias in the group towards the first number that has been mentioned.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Switching from Chrome to Firefox can supercharge your privacy in minutes in ~tech

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    Before chrome I used firefox, but when chrome just came out firefox was a bit of a memory hog at the time if I remember correctly. Before that IE out of ignorance.

    Before chrome I used firefox, but when chrome just came out firefox was a bit of a memory hog at the time if I remember correctly.
    Before that IE out of ignorance.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Switching from Chrome to Firefox can supercharge your privacy in minutes in ~tech

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    I switched from chrome to Firefox at the end of last year. Mainly because of the proposed changes to ad blocking. Then the introduction of fuckery with the url. Not showing the protocol might be a...

    I switched from chrome to Firefox at the end of last year.
    Mainly because of the proposed changes to ad blocking.
    Then the introduction of fuckery with the url.
    Not showing the protocol might be a minor thing for most people, but that in combination with all the other things chrome had been doing the last few years, was enough to push me over the edge.

    It a bit getting used to ff at the start, but after a month or so, it's just browsing as normal again.
    Just without worrying about google.

    24 votes
  10. Comment on Should knowledge be free? in ~science

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    Does your UNI not have a alumni library thing, I know I will still be able to access these sites with an alumni account.

    Does your UNI not have a alumni library thing, I know I will still be able to access these sites with an alumni account.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on How could I tailor my Reddit experience better? in ~tech

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    If they ever take old.reddit offline I'll stop using reddit, its unusable ohterwise imo.

    If they ever take old.reddit offline I'll stop using reddit, its unusable ohterwise imo.

    10 votes
  12. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I'm about half way through: Total competition, lessons in strategy from formula one by Ross Brawn and Adam Parr. So far it has been interesting, as a lot of the strategies used seem like they...

    I'm about half way through: Total competition, lessons in strategy from formula one by Ross Brawn and Adam Parr.

    So far it has been interesting, as a lot of the strategies used seem like they would apply outside of formula one in business.
    Where a lot of the annoyances I have at the software company I work at, are things Brawn did the reverse of to be more successful.
    It's also interesting to me to learn a bit more about some of the history in formula one.
    Even if its specifically his view point, so not really a general history.
    Then there's also the references to Sun Tzu's art of war, which is something I've been wanting to read but it seems like a long read.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast will be exclusive to Spotify later this year, with a multi-year deal in ~tech

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    No problem it is kind of a minefield of a topic indeed, thanks for the information though.

    No problem it is kind of a minefield of a topic indeed, thanks for the information though.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast will be exclusive to Spotify later this year, with a multi-year deal in ~tech

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    But I would like to know more so I can be more informed in my opinions.

    Joe's misinformed ranting about transgender rights (esp in sports)
    Where could I find more accurate information about transgender rights in sports.
    Because I'm not well informed but I think his points of there being physical differences that make many sports unfair to be something that makes sense to me.

    But I would like to know more so I can be more informed in my opinions.

    2 votes
  15. Which Tildes Theme are you using?

    Personally I'm partial to solarized dark since I also use that in my IDE's usually. Dark but not too harsh, since tildes supports a bunch of themes by default. I'm wondering which one are you...

    Personally I'm partial to solarized dark since I also use that in my IDE's usually.
    Dark but not too harsh, since tildes supports a bunch of themes by default.
    I'm wondering which one are you using and why?

    29 votes
  16. Comment on Appleā€™s ad-targeting crackdown shakes up ad market in ~tech

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    Wait what how does firefox not support content blockers? It was chrome that changed the API's to the deficit of u-block origin and other good blockers. I tried installing ad blockers on safari and...

    Wait what how does firefox not support content blockers?
    It was chrome that changed the API's to the deficit of u-block origin and other good blockers.
    I tried installing ad blockers on safari and couldn't get it to work well, so I switched to chrome at the time.
    In 2017 I think was last I tried safari, now I mainly use firefox.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on Learn two languages in ~comp

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    I think rather one thing missing is that you shouldn't do it too fast. Because learning multiple languages can be confusing for beginners, if they don't have a good enough grasp on the first yet....

    I think rather one thing missing is that you shouldn't do it too fast.
    Because learning multiple languages can be confusing for beginners, if they don't have a good enough grasp on the first yet.

    And I would even go further as to say developers should at least try languages from multiple programming paradigms.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on What is your dream game? in ~games

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    That's awesome, but I would like to see an inclusion of dwarf fortress style history. Where battles you fight as a marine, can get that marine fame. Which on higher scales might result in a hero...

    That's awesome, but I would like to see an inclusion of dwarf fortress style history.
    Where battles you fight as a marine, can get that marine fame.
    Which on higher scales might result in a hero unit, or allows you to build statues of that marine to boost morale.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I'm reading the last chapters a lot slower, but I had a test on it that forced me to read about 90 pages a week. I'm still enjoying the book but now there's no pressure I'm reading a lot less.

    I'm reading the last chapters a lot slower, but I had a test on it that forced me to read about 90 pages a week.
    I'm still enjoying the book but now there's no pressure I'm reading a lot less.

  20. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I really liked the movie, but now I think I should also read the book.

    I really liked the movie, but now I think I should also read the book.