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  1. Comment on Is there any way to filter out users? in ~tildes

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    If you're using uBlock Origin, you can filter specific user comments/threads immediately. In fact you could probably do it on a per-thread basis by changing the url of the filter. The caveat here...

    If you're using uBlock Origin, you can filter specific user comments/threads immediately. In fact you could probably do it on a per-thread basis by changing the url of the filter. The caveat here is that it doesn't stop one from receiving reply notifications.

    I'm not sure if there is an issue for "ignoring" other users though. The closest thing I found was an issue to "block notifications". I'll leave it to @cfabbro to find the correct issue/previous discussions.

    7 votes
  2. Comment on Nitter, JS free interface for Twitter in ~tech

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    You can stream youtube videos without javascript, as long as media elements aren't blocked. Depending on the instance you either get a direct stream from youtube or the instance will proxy the...

    You can stream youtube videos without javascript, as long as media elements aren't blocked. Depending on the instance you either get a direct stream from youtube or the instance will proxy the stream for you.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Nitter, JS free interface for Twitter in ~tech

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    See also Bibliogram for an alternate Instagram interface and Invidious for an alternate YouTube interface.

    See also Bibliogram for an alternate Instagram interface and Invidious for an alternate YouTube interface.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Looking for resources to create a Wilderness Survival/Camping 101 syllabus in ~hobbies

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    Try searching the Internet Archive for scans of Scout/Bushcraft manuals like this one from Canada.

    Try searching the Internet Archive for scans of Scout/Bushcraft manuals like this one from Canada.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Fan releases Super Mario 64 port for PC, powered by DirectX 12 in ~games

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    It's an archive for some of the 4chan boards.

    It's an archive for some of the 4chan boards.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on Recommendation Request: Modern Wifi Routers in ~tech

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    There's actually an entire subreddit dedicated to the practice of "churning", the practice of regularly redeeming bonuses. These credit card promotions (and the general ubiquity of credit cards)...

    There's actually an entire subreddit dedicated to the practice of "churning", the practice of regularly redeeming bonuses. These credit card promotions (and the general ubiquity of credit cards) appear to be an American phenomenon.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Have you tried degoogling your Android? in ~tech

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    Some problems with Firefox on Android: Usage of legacy storage: sharing files via URI has been obsolete since Android 4 and soft banned since Android 7. The rest of the Android app ecosystem...

    Some problems with Firefox on Android:

    • Usage of legacy storage: sharing files via URI has been obsolete since Android 4 and soft banned since Android 7. The rest of the Android app ecosystem cannot move on until apps like Firefox and Amaze use the proper storage scope. Firefox specifically disables the Android 7+ sanity check and forces other apps to request the legacy storage permissions to maintain compatibility (or else those other apps will face 1 star reviews simply for not working with the shared files from legacy storage).
    • Using Firefox opens up more attack surface since the sandboxing and mitigation are weak. I would rather use the browser that retains the guts Google has spent a decade securing. Here's what Daniel Micay (GrapheneOS) has to say:

      Avoid Gecko-based browsers like Firefox as they're currently much more vulnerable to exploitation and inherently add a huge amount of attack surface. Gecko doesn't have a WebView implementation (GeckoView is not a WebView implementation), so it has to be used alongside the Chromium-based WebView rather than instead of Chromium, which means having the remote attack surface of two separate browser engines instead of only one. Firefox / Gecko also bypass or cripple a fair bit of the upstream and GrapheneOS hardening work for apps. Worst of all, Firefox runs as a single process on mobile and has no sandbox beyond the OS sandbox. This is despite the fact that Chromium semantic sandbox layer on Android is implemented via the OS isolatedProcess feature, which is a very easy to use boolean property for app service processes to provide strong isolation with only the ability to communicate with the app running them via the standard service API. Even in the desktop version, Firefox's sandbox is still substantially weaker (especially on Linux, where it can hardly be considered a sandbox at all) and lacks support for isolating sites from each other rather than only containing content as a whole.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Phone recommendations: Pixel 2? 3a? Something else? in ~tech

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    You're dead on about sockets and how they drain battery. It's not too bad with just Signal but using a lot of apps has a noticeable drain. I don't have problems getting through a day with it, but...

    You're dead on about sockets and how they drain battery. It's not too bad with just Signal but using a lot of apps has a noticeable drain. I don't have problems getting through a day with it, but keep a charger pack around in case the phone battery levels get too low for comfort.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Phone recommendations: Pixel 2? 3a? Something else? in ~tech

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    Depends on your threat model. For a regular person it is much safer to download from an app store (although downloading their Yalp or Aurora presents its own risks). Open Whisper Systems refused...

    Depends on your threat model. For a regular person it is much safer to download from an app store (although downloading their Yalp or Aurora presents its own risks). Open Whisper Systems refused to add a F-Droid repo and only grudgingly added the website download (as evidenced by how hard they made it to find the actual download link). In fact, I would bet that nobody verifies the fingerprint on the apk's signing certificate.

  10. Comment on Phone recommendations: Pixel 2? 3a? Something else? in ~tech

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    Many people use Aurora Store or Yalp Store to download apps from the Google Play Store (Signal, Keybase, etc). The developer of Graphene does not recommend using microG (explained on reddit). But...

    Many people use Aurora Store or Yalp Store to download apps from the Google Play Store (Signal, Keybase, etc).

    The developer of Graphene does not recommend using microG (explained on reddit). But if you wanted to use microG or the actual Google Play services you'd need to build Graphene with it yourself (flashing/sideloading wouldn't work since the official Graphene operating system image uses verified boot).

    RattlesnakeOS-stack is an alternative project which allows you to make custom builds of AOSP on Amazon Web Sevices. They don't recommend using microG either but there is a community repo for building with microG. (Disclaimer: building AOSP on AWS is not secure, can cost a lot of money, and I have never tried to build Rattlesnake with microG).

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What happened to subscribe/unsubscribe on the groups page? in ~tildes

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    It looks like Deimos removed the sub/unsub buttons with commit 1c739d97 on 13 March 2020 when the groups page was overhauled. You seem to be correct about having to use the sidebar in each...

    It looks like Deimos removed the sub/unsub buttons with commit 1c739d97 on 13 March 2020 when the groups page was overhauled. You seem to be correct about having to use the sidebar in each individual group page to unsubscribe now.

    8 votes
  12. Comment on Phone recommendations: Pixel 2? 3a? Something else? in ~tech

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    The latest Pixels (3/3a/4) have much better hardware security in the form of the Titan M security chip. Additionally, the Pixel 2's update support ends on October 2020 whereas the Pixel 3a has...

    The latest Pixels (3/3a/4) have much better hardware security in the form of the Titan M security chip. Additionally, the Pixel 2's update support ends on October 2020 whereas the Pixel 3a has guaranteed support until May 2022 (per Google's official support timeline).

    And finally, a plug for GrapheneOS as an alternative to stock Android. It's a hardened fork of AOSP without any Google Play services baked in. Since it's focused on security and privacy, GraphenOS's support for the Pixel 2 will probably end in October (Pixel 2 builds are already marked "legacy").

    9 votes
  13. Comment on What browser do you use? How have you customized it? in ~tech

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    Desktop: Firefox adjusted with the ghacks user.js (pick carefully or else your browser will be unusable). Addons: uBlock Origin, Decentraleyes, Cookie Auto Delete, Multi-Account Containers,...

    Desktop:
    Firefox adjusted with the ghacks user.js (pick carefully or else your browser will be unusable).
    Addons: uBlock Origin, Decentraleyes, Cookie Auto Delete, Multi-Account Containers, Containerize, Temporary Containers, Stylus, Violent Monkey.

    Mobile:
    Vanadium, a hardened fork of Chromium for GrapheneOS. GrapheneOS lets you specify a DNS-over-TLS server, I picked one configured to block ad/tracking domains.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on De-Googling my life – two years on in ~tech

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    There are alternative public instances which usually work when the main one is blocked by Google.

    There are alternative public instances which usually work when the main one is blocked by Google.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Tildes instance of yourworldoftext in ~misc

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    https://www.yourworldoftext.com/home/ Edit: You can click on a spot and start typing to add your own text.

    https://www.yourworldoftext.com/home/

    About Your World of Text

    Your World of Text is an infinite grid of text editable by any visitor. The changes made by other people appear on your screen as they happen. Everyone starts in the same place, but you can scroll through the world using your mouse.

    Put any letters at the end of the URL to go to a new world. For example, http://yourworldoftext.com/forexample. They all start off blank. You can also create a custom world for you and your friends.

    All feedback welcome: andrewbadr@gmail.com or @andrewbadr on Twitter.


    Edit: You can click on a spot and start typing to add your own text.

    12 votes
  16. Comment on New Japanese animators face low wages and other problems in ~anime

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    A Vox article posted earlier on Tildes goes into more detail about the challenges for new animators. Asian Boss also did an interview with an animator living at the dormitory and Sagawara Jun, the...

    A Vox article posted earlier on Tildes goes into more detail about the challenges for new animators. Asian Boss also did an interview with an animator living at the dormitory and Sagawara Jun, the person behind the Animator Supporters organization.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on A guarded generation: How millennials view money and investing in ~life

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    This is due to an escheatment law passed by Pennsylvania (Vanguard itself is based in Malvern, PA). This Forbes article and Investopedia might clarify things.

    This is due to an escheatment law passed by Pennsylvania (Vanguard itself is based in Malvern, PA). As far as I can tell, the law in the state you reside in takes precedence.

    This Forbes article and Investopedia might clarify things.

  18. Comment on Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect in ~tech

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    This post is for anybody who wants information on how a Pixel 3 (any variant) with GrapheneOS stacks up against other options like an iPhone 11 or another Android ROM (custom build of Android)....

    This post is for anybody who wants information on how a Pixel 3 (any variant) with GrapheneOS stacks up against other options like an iPhone 11 or another Android ROM (custom build of Android).

    The developer of GrapheneOS, Daniel Micay (@thestinger on github) compares a Pixel 3(a) with GrapheneOS against an iPhone 11: https://github.com/privacytoolsIO/privacytools.io/issues/832#issuecomment-489236848

    The rest of that Github issue is a good read too. Especially Daniel's next post about the incomplete security patching for LineageOS (the most popular Android ROM). Nearly all other custom Android projects are just as bad since they are not actually made by security or privacy-conscious developers.

    Techlore did an overview video of GrapheneOS as a project and what to expect for day-to-day usage. He also did an installation walkthrough video.

    1 vote