FlippantGod's recent activity

  1. Comment on EmuDeck: Emulators on Steam Deck in ~games

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    If it makes you feel better I missed my Q3 email while traveling...

    If it makes you feel better I missed my Q3 email while traveling...

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Pirates liberate games from Battle.net to send message to Activision Blizzard in ~games

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    Awesome to hear! Not sure how I missed it, but r/datahoarder is wonderful. Plus I love running into each other when the easystores go on sale lol. /offtopic

    Awesome to hear! Not sure how I missed it, but r/datahoarder is wonderful. Plus I love running into each other when the easystores go on sale lol. /offtopic

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Pirates liberate games from Battle.net to send message to Activision Blizzard in ~games

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    I can only imagine the frustration of finding old hacks that have already been solved and needing to make sense of it, years later. Er, wait. From the outside, however, I love the idea of...

    I can only imagine the frustration of finding old hacks that have already been solved and needing to make sense of it, years later. Er, wait. From the outside, however, I love the idea of rediscovering old design decisions.

    Heads up, the site owner put out a notice that wow.tools is effectively on life support and is intended to wind down. I don't know what all has your touch but you might want to try backing some of it up for yourself, if it is meaningful to you. It sounds like you put a lot into it, so thank you.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Pirates liberate games from Battle.net to send message to Activision Blizzard in ~games

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    I remember a lot of the early preservation efforts around cata, while playable, had missing dialogue and other such minor issues. How much of the content for vanilla was being restored from old...

    I remember a lot of the early preservation efforts around cata, while playable, had missing dialogue and other such minor issues. How much of the content for vanilla was being restored from old files versus player recordings, etc?

    For wotlk, how did the collaborative storyline fair with an audience already familiar to it? Was there any of that wonderful awkward comradery still there?

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Why rails buckle under the heat in Britain in ~misc

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    Thanks, the HN page had a lot of great discussions, including on roofing reflectivity.

    Thanks, the HN page had a lot of great discussions, including on roofing reflectivity.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on 3D printed Mercy from Overwatch in ~hobbies

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    There is more info at the link. OP lists the model used. Also, airbrushing details.

    There is more info at the link. OP lists the model used. Also, airbrushing details.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on How traceable are you? - Experiment results & analysis in ~tech

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    You can also measure differences in when resources are requested. Gives a measure of unique screen sizes and scrolling behavior.

    You can also measure differences in when resources are requested. Gives a measure of unique screen sizes and scrolling behavior.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on An experiment to test GitHub Copilot's legality in ~comp

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    I think the issue is that copilot is capable of outputting code effectively under a copyleft license and does not retain the license which is against the license's terms. So long as the end user...

    I think the issue is that copilot is capable of outputting code effectively under a copyleft license and does not retain the license which is against the license's terms. So long as the end user publishes (uses?) the code without appending the correct license(s), the end user and/or the neural network itself violated the license.

    If the fault would lie with the user for not manually checking for violations, then copilot would be rendered useless.

    If the fault lies with Microsoft, then they have to change how copilot works.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on Supreme Court curbs EPA's ability to fight climate change in ~enviro

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    Keeping major differences to between states makes it much easier to go places.

    Keeping major differences to between states makes it much easier to go places.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on I've locked myself out of my digital life in ~tech

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    Oh, my bad. Hopefully authorization is figured out in the future, and we get something you can use.

    Oh, my bad. Hopefully authorization is figured out in the future, and we get something you can use.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on I've locked myself out of my digital life in ~tech

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    I'm not sure what you want to hear. How carefully you back up your own data is a personal choice and responsibility.

    I'm not sure what you want to hear. How carefully you back up your own data is a personal choice and responsibility.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on I've locked myself out of my digital life in ~tech

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    You can back up 2FA codes. Some services that let you set up 2FA on your account will also retain the codes, so a process to recover your account is available, if not guaranteed to be successful....

    You can back up 2FA codes. Some services that let you set up 2FA on your account will also retain the codes, so a process to recover your account is available, if not guaranteed to be successful. The number of services that do not retain your code seems to be limited in my experience.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Mises Caucus takes control of Libertarian Party in ~misc

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    The Libertarian party is becoming even more of a mess these days.

    The Libertarian party is becoming even more of a mess these days.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What is something you have changed your mind about in the last year? in ~talk

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    I think if @Eric_the_Cerise is struggling to show employment status in the Netherlands, they will have a hard time staying in Portugal for more than 90 days. Am I mistaken? IIRC those retiree...

    I think if @Eric_the_Cerise is struggling to show employment status in the Netherlands, they will have a hard time staying in Portugal for more than 90 days. Am I mistaken? IIRC those retiree visas require proof of considerable passive income and Portugal is generally strict with evidence of work or savings.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    BCHS sounds like a good place to start. Just substitute your own components. Python's cgi server is really convenient, so HTML, SQLite, Python is a good starting point. Plus, Python might make it...

    BCHS sounds like a good place to start. Just substitute your own components. Python's cgi server is really convenient, so HTML, SQLite, Python is a good starting point. Plus, Python might make it easier to transition off of cgi and into more modern practices down the road.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on United Nations committee finds Finland violated an international convention on racial discrimination when it comes to the political rights of Sámi in ~news

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    I realize that I'm at risk of putting my foot in my mouth, but... Identifying dozens of individuals with presumably some ethnic heritage who are not identified as part of the ethnic group by some...

    I realize that I'm at risk of putting my foot in my mouth, but...

    Identifying dozens of individuals with presumably some ethnic heritage who are not identified as part of the ethnic group by some majority of the ethnic group has to be among the most mild violations of an international convention on racial discrimination and political rights.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Loved the Einhänder ost but I also don't know anyone else who has played it irl. The gameplay was, yeah.

    Loved the Einhänder ost but I also don't know anyone else who has played it irl. The gameplay was, yeah.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Mozilla releases local machine translation tools as part of Project Bergamot in ~tech

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    There are already several open source machine translation frameworks and trained models, but perhaps not in a convenient app or plugin. https://machinetranslate.org/building/libraries-frameworks/

    There are already several open source machine translation frameworks and trained models, but perhaps not in a convenient app or plugin.

    https://machinetranslate.org/building/libraries-frameworks/

    4 votes
  19. Comment on bleh in ~comp

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    Thanks for clarifying. This reads like a very different message to me than what you wrote earlier, but I had difficulties parsing that one.

    Thanks for clarifying. This reads like a very different message to me than what you wrote earlier, but I had difficulties parsing that one.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Google has been DDoSing SourceHut for over a year in ~comp

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    No, that bothered me a lot as well. It is a valid reason to put forward, even if it will be declined by the distros, but he basically went looking for a reason to have it patched out even if he...

    No, that bothered me a lot as well. It is a valid reason to put forward, even if it will be declined by the distros, but he basically went looking for a reason to have it patched out even if he also felt it was a privacy issue.

    I'd like to look at the issues in question, but I don't see any links and I'm not that dedicated, lol. So I guess I'll take his word that he was being disingenuous.

    2 votes