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  1. Comment on Amazon deletes 20,000 product reviews written by seven of its top ten UK reviewers after a Financial Times investigation found they were written for profit in ~tech

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    I somewhat shamefully use Amazon to buy a lot of my things simply for the ease of the next day delivery with Prime. Sifting through the reviews is always a pain in the ass, you can never tell...

    I somewhat shamefully use Amazon to buy a lot of my things simply for the ease of the next day delivery with Prime. Sifting through the reviews is always a pain in the ass, you can never tell what's sincere or not. I normally tend to look at 1-4 star reviews, taking the 5 stars with a spoon of salt. I also use tools like review meta to try and sift out the fake reviews, but it's not always accurate. Fake reviewing is a plague.

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  2. Comment on I'm searching for software developers for a study on flow theory in ~comp

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    No worries! I could do without our open plan office environment - it's the number 1 productivity blocker for me. No Sally, I don't give a fuck about your life, shutup and let me work. Oh, and...

    No worries! I could do without our open plan office environment - it's the number 1 productivity blocker for me. No Sally, I don't give a fuck about your life, shutup and let me work. Oh, and meetings taking up half a day. This comic illustrates it perfectly.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on I'm searching for software developers for a study on flow theory in ~comp

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    When do you usually experience flow when working? is a very difficult question to answer as you don't really know you're in it until you're out of it and I don't take note of the time on these things.

    When do you usually experience flow when working? is a very difficult question to answer as you don't really know you're in it until you're out of it and I don't take note of the time on these things.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What are your best Bandcamp buys? in ~music

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    Transparency by Translippers - Just listen to the awesomeness that is Cat's Whiskers.

    Transparency by Translippers - Just listen to the awesomeness that is Cat's Whiskers.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Orb.farm: A virtual ecosystem in ~games

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    Shit like this blows my mind. How did someone come up with it? How does it all interact... how was it programmed...so many questions.

    Shit like this blows my mind. How did someone come up with it? How does it all interact... how was it programmed...so many questions.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on What are your favourite space games? in ~games

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    I'd like to punch one in here for the Wing Commander series - it's probably very old/outdated now but I had a blast playing through all of them back in the day.

    I'd like to punch one in here for the Wing Commander series - it's probably very old/outdated now but I had a blast playing through all of them back in the day.

  7. Comment on Firefox Private Relay - Generate unique, random, anonymous email addresses in ~tech

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    Sorry, the Private Relay Beta is currently by invitation only. Please check again later.

  8. Comment on How can I save more money on razors? in ~life

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    This is the only correct answer to the question. The only thing that would be cheaper is a straight razor, but that's a pain in the ass to keep sharp.

    This is the only correct answer to the question. The only thing that would be cheaper is a straight razor, but that's a pain in the ass to keep sharp.

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

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    I like Gibson so much, it's part of my moniker - Just remember when reading this book that it was written back 1984, way before all the tech we have now. This dude is awesome.

    Neuromancer by William Gibson

    So I am a massive science fiction fan, but for some reason missed this book. I picked it up recently after being recommended it by a friend and am just now getting started.

    I like Gibson so much, it's part of my moniker - Just remember when reading this book that it was written back 1984, way before all the tech we have now. This dude is awesome.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Riot Games' new Vanguard anti-cheat system for Valorant involves a kernel mode driver that launches at boot, raising security concerns in ~games

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    Yes that's the one, thank you - my fault for skim reading I really need to stop that.

    Yes that's the one, thank you - my fault for skim reading I really need to stop that.

  11. Comment on Riot Games' new Vanguard anti-cheat system for Valorant involves a kernel mode driver that launches at boot, raising security concerns in ~games

  12. Comment on Riot Games' new Vanguard anti-cheat system for Valorant involves a kernel mode driver that launches at boot, raising security concerns in ~games

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    Where is this quoted from? Please could we have the source?

    Where is this quoted from? Please could we have the source?

  13. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 29 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Went to the store today, it was bliss. It was a big morrisons where they only allowed 40 people in the store at once and they had most of everything stocked. There was no need to move out of...

    Went to the store today, it was bliss. It was a big morrisons where they only allowed 40 people in the store at once and they had most of everything stocked. There was no need to move out of people's way, or wait for people in your way, I browsed at a leisurely pace. They should keep the 40 customers max rule permanently.

  14. Comment on Life during the outbreak in ~talk

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    UK: I'm starting to get a little worried - we're moving this coming weekend which just compounds things. We were in 3 different shops yesterday and all of the toilet paper, canned goods and even...

    UK: I'm starting to get a little worried - we're moving this coming weekend which just compounds things. We were in 3 different shops yesterday and all of the toilet paper, canned goods and even the meat isles looked like they had been ransacked. Shelves completely empty.

    I'm now starting to wonder whether I should have been stocking up like all the other fuckwits. Would they even close the shops altogether?

    It's not the virus stressing me, it's the people's crazy fucking reaction to it.

    8 votes
  15. Comment on Hidden third party telemetry found in Nokia 6.2, 7.2 smartphones in ~tech

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    Nice investigation! Keep us posted and maybe submit your findings to a few tech news sites to see if you can generate some noise. It's especially worrying that it is not mentioned in the Ts&Cs.

    Nice investigation! Keep us posted and maybe submit your findings to a few tech news sites to see if you can generate some noise. It's especially worrying that it is not mentioned in the Ts&Cs.

    12 votes
  16. Comment on China coronavirus spread is accelerating, Xi Jinping warns in ~health.coronavirus

  17. Comment on Online ID Change on PSN: Your Questions Answered in ~games

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    While charging money to change a db entry is silly - at least the option to do so is there now. People who had xXtiddlywinks1988Xx (read that as kiss-kiss-tiddly-winks-kiss-kiss) can now finally...

    While charging money to change a db entry is silly - at least the option to do so is there now. People who had xXtiddlywinks1988Xx (read that as kiss-kiss-tiddly-winks-kiss-kiss) can now finally transform that into the majestic xXSniperEliteXx.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~life

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    Yes this is great advice. Don't get comfortable and get out there and try things! It's not easy though so don't expect it to be.

    The most important thing I can tell you is keep your eyes open for opportunities, and don't be afraid to jump at them.

    Yes this is great advice. Don't get comfortable and get out there and try things! It's not easy though so don't expect it to be.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~life

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    A lot of people are a little lost and unsure what that want to do. What makes it more difficult is you can't just try things out. Entry level positions require 5 years of experience and a masters...

    A lot of people are a little lost and unsure what that want to do. What makes it more difficult is you can't just try things out. Entry level positions require 5 years of experience and a masters these days.

    I left high school at 17, waitering in a steak house for a couple of years before starting to do odd computer fixing jobs here and there. The computer fixing led me to cable pulling - literally installing networks for restuarants which led to managing an internet cafe for 3 months before quitting. Supervised the renovation of a hotel for 3 days before quitting. Moved on to an actual computer technician role which meant more cable pulling, but some building, installing and fixing computers. This role converted into a software support/network support role, then later a programming role. Company liquidated. Moved country and worked as a mobile phone salesman for 5 years. Quit and worked as a technical support call centre person for 2, moved into a project consultant role and after another 1 year moved over to report/workflow automation. Quit. Now in an analyst role and still not sure what the fuck I want to do with my life please help someone help me.................................................

    Anyways, yes - you get used to being customer facing - in reality everything is customer facing. Your boss is your customer, they pay you to do things, and you have to interact with them from time to time. In an office, everyone who wants shit from you is your customer. In retail and the like, they are the same people, just more shouty. Practice makes perfect and it takes time.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on Mozilla releases Iodide, an open source browser tool for publishing dynamic data science in ~tech

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    That would be nice, those visuals are really sexy.

    That would be nice, those visuals are really sexy.