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  1. Comment on Messaging app Signal threatens to dump US market if anti-encryption EARN IT bill passes in ~tech

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    Exact same thing here! Only one of them responded, with that "go fuck yourself" attitude, and all signed me up for their newsletters I do not care about.

    Exact same thing here! Only one of them responded, with that "go fuck yourself" attitude, and all signed me up for their newsletters I do not care about.

  2. Comment on Managing your anxiety in times of hysteria (satire) in ~misc

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    Ay, it's awesome to see Jreg posted here on Tildes. One of my favorite youtubers out there!

    Ay, it's awesome to see Jreg posted here on Tildes. One of my favorite youtubers out there!

  3. Comment on Not enough face masks are made in America to deal with coronavirus in ~health.coronavirus

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    This is a great article, and shows one of the largest public health and national security mistakes we (I am in the U.S.) have made. By moving practically all production elsewhere, we cannot and do...

    This is a great article, and shows one of the largest public health and national security mistakes we (I am in the U.S.) have made. By moving practically all production elsewhere, we cannot and do not have direct control over one of the most essential PPE. We will suffer from it.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Silver lining to this pandemic? in ~health.coronavirus

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    I think the coronavirus, instead of causing new events, is only accelerating them. The world will realize one of the many risks of putting all production in China. It is not really globalization...

    I think the coronavirus, instead of causing new events, is only accelerating them. The world will realize one of the many risks of putting all production in China. It is not really globalization if we concentrate it in one country. Hopefully, we start manufacturing stuff (especially those of national security like penicillin, masks, etc.) in our own countries. Something else that I predict will be accelerated, is lessening of demand and social activity. Perhaps people will realize they do not always need to go out to eat, they do not always need to buy more, and so on. Of course, the opposite effect could occur where people want stuff more than ever as they could not get it for months.

    Also, as mentioned by @skybrian, mask usage will probably be more "acceptable" in the west. Previously, if you wore a mask while sick, people would still look at you funny, at least from my experience.

    22 votes
  5. Comment on Do you still post on Reddit? in ~talk

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    I have never been a big poster/commenter anywhere but I still use Reddit frequently. I pretty much avoid all large subs and sticks to ones that are either more niche interests, have good...

    I have never been a big poster/commenter anywhere but I still use Reddit frequently. I pretty much avoid all large subs and sticks to ones that are either more niche interests, have good discussion (/r/NeutralPolitics for example), or about some tech project I like to keep up on (like /r/GrapheneOS). Once you start getting to larger subs a circlejerk starts to form, and as we know, mods go wild. Therefore, I stick to heavily moderated ones with strict rules or just smaller subreddits. There you can get good discussion.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on How do you organize your digital files? in ~tech

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    I built my own sever at home which serves as one location for backups and important documents. I still keep documents, like for school, on my computer of course since I can't always just be...

    I built my own sever at home which serves as one location for backups and important documents. I still keep documents, like for school, on my computer of course since I can't always just be connected to my server. I also backup to the cloud with Backblaze. Lastly, I have a physical backup drive where I use Carbon Copy Cloner as I use a Mac.

    On my computer (which is a laptop), I organize everything by folder and relevance. So there is one large folder for "school" which then has sub-folders for different grades which have sub folders for subjects, etc. I also use alfred on my mac which allows me to navigate and search for a folder or file very easily.

    I am thinking of setting up syncthing on my mac with my server to make it a little easier. Or I could do it through nextcloud. Not sure yet, and if anyone has any experience with a setup like this, let me know!

    If you have any more specific questions, let me know. Happy to answer them!

    4 votes
  7. Comment on I am thankful for Tildes in ~tildes

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    Agreed. I have been on Tildes for a long time (mostly as a lurker), but the community is awesome. I have a lurker habit on most websites I frequent, and I hope to break it here :) Also, on one of...

    Agreed. I have been on Tildes for a long time (mostly as a lurker), but the community is awesome. I have a lurker habit on most websites I frequent, and I hope to break it here :)

    Also, on one of my posts, there were so many helpful replies and am forever in debt to the Tildes community!

    5 votes
  8. Comment on YouTube now bans instructional hacking and phishing in ~tech

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    Does that mean Google Zero videos will have to be taken down as well? I mean, c'mon YouTube.

    Does that mean Google Zero videos will have to be taken down as well? I mean, c'mon YouTube.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Microsoft releases source for the version of the Linux kernel used in WSL2 in ~comp

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    With this (and WSL in general) plus the ever-increasing popularity of Chromebooks and how Google is allowing users to use the actual Linux kernel, 2019 is most likely the closest we will get to...

    With this (and WSL in general) plus the ever-increasing popularity of Chromebooks and how Google is allowing users to use the actual Linux kernel, 2019 is most likely the closest we will get to the "year of the Linux desktop."

    2 votes
  10. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~games

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    Oh, I see it now. Thank you. Just sent a PM!

    Oh, I see it now. Thank you. Just sent a PM!

  11. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~games

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    Oooh, minecraft. I have been wanting to get back in for a long time. Where can I find which mods are included in this modpack? I am on the website you linked but having trouble finding it. Thank you!

    Oooh, minecraft. I have been wanting to get back in for a long time. Where can I find which mods are included in this modpack? I am on the website you linked but having trouble finding it. Thank you!

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Why Do People Say "Jesus H. Christ," and Where Did the "H" Come From? in ~humanities

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    That was a great read combining history and etymology (as you stated). Thank you!

    That was a great read combining history and etymology (as you stated). Thank you!

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What brought you here? in ~tildes

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    I only got into internet forums almost a year and a half ago, the first one I was on was Reddit. It was really cool at first, but I soon noticed it's degrading quality. During my browsing, I saw a...

    I only got into internet forums almost a year and a half ago, the first one I was on was Reddit. It was really cool at first, but I soon noticed it's degrading quality. During my browsing, I saw a post about an alternative—Tildes. I joined and posted/commented a bit, but for some reason didn't come back to it (was also on Reddit less) until recently because Reddit is getting really bad. Now I am on Tildes every day and love it.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on What are some of the best free ebooks available online? in ~books

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    Same here. I wish I found out about Libby sooner. Checking out eBooks is extremely easy, and there client is pretty good as well. My reading tremendously increased after I got it. All you need is...

    Same here. I wish I found out about Libby sooner. Checking out eBooks is extremely easy, and there client is pretty good as well. My reading tremendously increased after I got it. All you need is a library card.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on NBC is pulling 'The Office' from Netflix in 2021 in ~tv

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    Exactly. I am definitely willing to pay that $10-15 a month for a streaming service, maybe two, if pretty much all shows were on those. However, with how things are looking, I may have to learn...

    Exactly. I am definitely willing to pay that $10-15 a month for a streaming service, maybe two, if pretty much all shows were on those. However, with how things are looking, I may have to learn piracy.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on NBC is pulling 'The Office' from Netflix in 2021 in ~tv

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    This has been said numerous times, but there are way too many streaming services. We are heading back to the situation that existed with cable. It will also lead to an increase in media piracy.

    This has been said numerous times, but there are way too many streaming services. We are heading back to the situation that existed with cable. It will also lead to an increase in media piracy.

    17 votes
  17. Comment on NBC is pulling 'The Office' from Netflix in 2021 in ~tv

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    It seems they do according to Netflix’s tweet announcing the removal.

    It seems they do according to Netflix’s tweet announcing the removal.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on San Francisco bans sales of e-cigarettes in ~health

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    As a Bay Area resident who is also in high school, I have mixed feelings about this. The underage nicotine addiction problem is huge and I see it every day. Something of course needs to be done,...

    As a Bay Area resident who is also in high school, I have mixed feelings about this. The underage nicotine addiction problem is huge and I see it every day. Something of course needs to be done, but flat out banning them seems like a rushed decision. It could reduce the amount of usage, but it will be extremely hard to enforce because it could just be brought into the city. Additionally, there will still be a huge supply still left in the city, especially with the seven month time frame (possibly longer due to petitions, etc.) before the ban is enforced.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on What mobile games do you play? in ~games

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    My mobile device is iOS, so I am not sure if the games I play are on other platforms. I currently play Alto's Odyssey and Stardew Valley. I recently got Mini Metro though and am excited to start...

    My mobile device is iOS, so I am not sure if the games I play are on other platforms. I currently play Alto's Odyssey and Stardew Valley. I recently got Mini Metro though and am excited to start playing.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on Why did you choose this username for your Tildes account? in ~talk

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    IDK I just like crocodiles I guess

    IDK I just like crocodiles I guess

    1 vote