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  1. Comment on Recommend FLOSS games in ~games

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    Anodyne on Steam is newly source-available.

    Anodyne on Steam is newly source-available.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Thousands of Zoom cloud recordings have been exposed on the web because of the way Zoom names its recordings in unprotected AWS buckets in ~tech

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    Not quite sure I'm following you. Zoom has a record feature. If you use it, your videos are available to anyone with a link. Fairly normal. Problem is, if I'm understanding it correctly, you can...

    Not quite sure I'm following you. Zoom has a record feature. If you use it, your videos are available to anyone with a link. Fairly normal. Problem is, if I'm understanding it correctly, you can just skip the link. All the files are named predictably. For example 1.mp4, 2.mp4, 3.mp4. So if you know where to look you can just take a stroll through every Zoom meeting that's been recorded.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What old tech are you holding onto and why? in ~tech

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    I think it's the DRM they use. IIRC I once saw a benchmark between a cracked-with-drm-completely-removed version of an unidentified Adobe CC program and a legit version, with the cracked version...

    I think it's the DRM they use. IIRC I once saw a benchmark between a cracked-with-drm-completely-removed version of an unidentified Adobe CC program and a legit version, with the cracked version being vastly faster. But not only was the program not identified, it didn't even mention what was being benchmarked. So it could have easily been something someone whipped up in 2.5 seconds to try to say Piracy > Not Piracy.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord [Early Access] is now available for purchase in ~games

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    For the most part it seems like the content isn't fully created yet. Maps that are reused instead of unique, voiceovers that aren't recorded yet, gameplay elements that aren't balanced yet, stuff...

    Throughout the course of the early access period we intend to introduce the missing supporting features, such as, rebellions, kingdom creation and weapon crafting, while expanding and enhancing many of the existing features that are outlined below.

    For the most part it seems like the content isn't fully created yet. Maps that are reused instead of unique, voiceovers that aren't recorded yet, gameplay elements that aren't balanced yet, stuff like that.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Jitsi Meet: Secure, fully featured, and completely free video conferencing in ~tech

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    Looked into the issue a little more, apparently it's not that Firefox doesn't work (although that happens sometimes), it's that Firefox works in a way that makes large group calls scale worse for...

    Looked into the issue a little more, apparently it's not that Firefox doesn't work (although that happens sometimes), it's that Firefox works in a way that makes large group calls scale worse for everyone in the call. There's a good handful of Firefox issues open that are blocking Jitsi from full support.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Jitsi Meet: Secure, fully featured, and completely free video conferencing in ~tech

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    It used to support Firefox, any idea what happened?

    It used to support Firefox, any idea what happened?

    4 votes
  7. Comment on When and how will Americans get that $1,200 stimulus payment? in ~finance

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    Something I haven't seen directly addressed, what about people who were listed as dependents for 2019? My situation has changed quite a bit, I've been fully supporting myself since August 2019,...

    Something I haven't seen directly addressed, what about people who were listed as dependents for 2019? My situation has changed quite a bit, I've been fully supporting myself since August 2019, but for the majority of 2019 I was living with my parents.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    A lot. A whole awful lot. Last Friday, my college announced that everyone needed to be out of the dorms by yesterday. Monday, they changed it to "Tomorrow by 5pm." In a week I somehow managed to...

    A lot. A whole awful lot. Last Friday, my college announced that everyone needed to be out of the dorms by yesterday. Monday, they changed it to "Tomorrow by 5pm." In a week I somehow managed to find a new apartment, get moved out of the dorms, get moved in, get settled in, get back access to the Adobe Creative Suite, and get two layouts finished up for Typography class all while working. If I've ever had a busier, more stressful week I'm struggling to remember it. But it's over now and I'm hoping next week will be calmer.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on LDS Church suspends all worship services worldwide due to coronavirus in ~health.coronavirus

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    Just got the email, super disappointed. Church was a very grounding thing for me and with it suspended for likely a very long amount of time, well. That'll be difficult. But, like all of these...

    Just got the email, super disappointed. Church was a very grounding thing for me and with it suspended for likely a very long amount of time, well. That'll be difficult. But, like all of these event cancellations and suspensions and postponements, it's to prevent the coronavirus from spreading any further. It's not a sign that things are bad, it's a preventative measure to keep them from getting bad in the first place.

    7 votes
  10. Comment on What's your streaming equivalent to turning on the TV just to avoid doing your chores in complete silence? in ~talk

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    Usually some music that doesn't force its way into the foreground. Right now I'm working on a project for Typography class and I've got (((O))) (you'd probably have better luck searching for "the...

    Usually some music that doesn't force its way into the foreground. Right now I'm working on a project for Typography class and I've got (((O))) (you'd probably have better luck searching for "the sundrop garden") playing on in the background, IMO her type of music is perfect for this. If it's completely mindless chores, then something a little more "invasive" isn't a problem, it can take your mind even more off the task at hand.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on The case against Microsoft and Github in ~comp

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    No, that bit was in the context of PRISM specifically. So "You, a private company in a land of private companies, must comply with a government request to provide all information you have on all...

    No, that bit was in the context of PRISM specifically. So

    "You, a private company in a land of private companies, must comply with a government request to provide all information you have on all of your users – or come under legal assault, because standing out of human rights violations is not an option here"

    although I was under the impression that participation in PRISM was voluntary, just because otherwise why would different companies be signing on at different times.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Toorak doctor with coronavirus saw 70 patients before testing positive in ~health.coronavirus

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    I agree, they should stop working themselves to death at once. Not only would it save their sanity, it'd also prevent instances like this. Unfortunately that's easier said than done, and it's a...

    I agree, they should stop working themselves to death at once. Not only would it save their sanity, it'd also prevent instances like this. Unfortunately that's easier said than done, and it's a pre-req for preventing this kinda deal. No use judging the person for a systemic problem is all I'm trying to get across.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Toorak doctor with coronavirus saw 70 patients before testing positive in ~health.coronavirus

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    I'm glad you've mostly only had to deal with workplaces like that, but most workplaces, especially ones in the medical field, aren't like that.

    I'm glad you've mostly only had to deal with workplaces like that, but most workplaces, especially ones in the medical field, aren't like that.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on What is/was your favorite console, and why? in ~games

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    I'll always have a soft spot for my Gameboy Advanced SP, I think I poured more hours of gaming into that than anything. But I think the PSP is the ultimate winner for me. It was such a versatile...

    I'll always have a soft spot for my Gameboy Advanced SP, I think I poured more hours of gaming into that than anything.

    But I think the PSP is the ultimate winner for me. It was such a versatile little thing, it's insane. Right now, I've got my headphones on listening to music on my PSP with the SensMe Channels. Before smartphones ever really caught on, my PSP was a media consuming and content creating machine. I would download and load YouTube videos on here, occasionally rip a DVD or a season of whatever show to watch on long trips.

    And it had music trackers, text editors, all sorts of script interpreters. At one point I wrote a pixel art image editor for the PSP entirely on the PSP in Lua using PSPWrite whenever I had free time to work on it.

    As far as actual games, it had an enormous library of its own, as well as being able to reproduce the entire PS1's library and the Gameboy Advance, even J2ME midlets, among so many other systems.

    And it's just getting better with age honestly. It's still being developed for. As of recently, every single commercially released PSP is capable of booting straight into custom firmware. And every PSP except the 1000 can play online with other players through an "ad-hoc over internet" plugin. Amazingly, there's even a few game servers still up and running. I can fire up Monster Hunter right now and download new missions. More staying power than any other console I've seen.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Beginning March 1, Amtrak’s popular “saver” tickets will be nonchangeable and nonrefundable, ending a popular policy that gave passengers the flexibility to rebook if their travel plans changed in ~news

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    It's definitely an edge case. Last time I used Amtrak was when we wrecked our car far away from home and needed to get back. Was short notice, no big airports near where we live, but there's an...

    It's definitely an edge case. Last time I used Amtrak was when we wrecked our car far away from home and needed to get back. Was short notice, no big airports near where we live, but there's an Amtrak station.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Calling them groups in ~tildes

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    Isn't that what a category is?

    On Tildes, groups are called "groups" because they are groups that group content.

    Isn't that what a category is?

  17. Comment on Coming soon: A new site for fully free collaboration in ~comp

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    That doesn't force any given new code to be written the same way, though. And it really doesn't take that much JavaScript at all to get nearly all the benefit of the 10-ton heavyweight sites. I've...

    That doesn't force any given new code to be written the same way, though. And it really doesn't take that much JavaScript at all to get nearly all the benefit of the 10-ton heavyweight sites. I've got a site that's almost entirely plain HTML, with JavaScript being used to enhance a few areas to avoid taking users out of the "flow" of things, split up into a handful of small files, each easy to read with a single, clear purpose. Someone could audit all the JavaScript in maybe 10 minutes.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Firefox has started enabling DNS-over-HTTPS by default for all US-based users in ~tech

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    If it was opt-in, its target audience would never see it. The non-techies of the world won't be diving into the settings to turn a privacy feature on. The techies who have their own setup that's...

    I understand that most people will only have a windows/mac computer on wifi and a router/modem coming with their ISP subscription and know nothing about privacy, but still... I just cannot accept its opt-out behavior. Perhaps if they would also include plugins like ublock-origin, decentraleyes, (etc.). into the installation package... but not like this.

    If it was opt-in, its target audience would never see it. The non-techies of the world won't be diving into the settings to turn a privacy feature on. The techies who have their own setup that's better or preferable to this can switch it off or configure it differently pretty easily. Seems like a net positive.

    9 votes
  19. Comment on EU Commission to staff: Switch to Signal messaging app in ~tech

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    Yeah, it's pretty analogous to Messenger. It has its own E2E encrypted messages, but it also will manage your normal SMS text messages.

    Yeah, it's pretty analogous to Messenger. It has its own E2E encrypted messages, but it also will manage your normal SMS text messages.

    6 votes
  20. Comment on The ‘Bracelet of Silence’ that stops Alexa from eavesdropping in ~tech

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    Seems like that's not possible if the frequency is above the microphone's maximum frequency, it'll always cause artifacts to appear. Although if it's within the mic's frequency range then yeah it...

    Seems like that's not possible if the frequency is above the microphone's maximum frequency, it'll always cause artifacts to appear. Although if it's within the mic's frequency range then yeah it can just be filtered out easily.

    2 votes