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  1. Comment on Steam's login method is kinda interesting in ~comp

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    I really liked that article. No real conclusion, not even a problem to solve, really. Just a nerd's curiosity about some strange thing they found.

    I really liked that article. No real conclusion, not even a problem to solve, really. Just a nerd's curiosity about some strange thing they found.

    8 votes
  2. Comment on Introducing the <deno> tag in ~comp

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    That looks interesting, though with me not having much experience on that kind of stuff, can't say much except I like the "no more ambiguity" when it comes to "rabbit.ts? .js?" Also, as an LGBTQ+...

    That looks interesting, though with me not having much experience on that kind of stuff, can't say much except I like the "no more ambiguity" when it comes to "rabbit.ts? .js?"

    Also, as an LGBTQ+ person, I can't help but smile at images like this, just feels good to find support in unexpected places

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Scientists identified a green, poisonous gas used by Federal agents on Portland protesters in ~news

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    I was a bit sceptical at first, based on the title, given that Medium is not necessarily always highly scientific and factual. The article was quite well sourced, though, from what I could gather....

    I was a bit sceptical at first, based on the title, given that Medium is not necessarily always highly scientific and factual. The article was quite well sourced, though, from what I could gather. Quite disgusting, to use such chemicals against anyone, let alone your own citizens. I do hope that the article will be proven false, but given the current state of the US, I don't see that as a possibility.

    12 votes
  4. Comment on Google to block embedded browser frameworks starting January 4, 2021; likely includes non-Safari WebKit in ~tech

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    To me, this is a bit worrying, but not too different from the way DRM blocks most browsers from viewing some content. For example, I can't build a browser and watch Netflix on it because of the...

    To me, this is a bit worrying, but not too different from the way DRM blocks most browsers from viewing some content. For example, I can't build a browser and watch Netflix on it because of the proprietary DRM crap. And multiply this for every one of those hundreds(?) of websites that Mozilla, Google and Apple have agreements with to allow displaying of their content on their browsers. Basically impossible for any smaller browser to accomplish.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Celeste: Is Madeline canonically trans? in ~games

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    This resonated with me so much I almost cried when playing the game. Never have I related to a character as much as I did to Madeline. Didn't ever actually think about the possibility of her being...

    The majority of the game was about struggling with depression and issues of identity.

    This resonated with me so much I almost cried when playing the game. Never have I related to a character as much as I did to Madeline. Didn't ever actually think about the possibility of her being trans, I guess I'm too used to us not having any representation. It just hit in the feels in ways I couldn't really explain or form into words.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on How do you describe TikTok? The automatic culture of the world's favorite new social network in ~tech

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    This is very true. It sometimes shocks me to see videos so different to what I'm used to see on TikTok - normally, all I see there is gay content plus funny animals. Then, someone posts a video...

    The true pilot of the feed, however, is not the user but the recommendation algorithm, the equation that decides which video gets served to you next. More than any other social network, TikTok’s core product is its algorithm. We complain about being served bad Twitter ads or Instagram not showing us friends’ accounts, as if they’ve suddenly stopped existing, but it’s harder to fault the TikTok algorithm if only because it’s so much better at delivering a varied stream of content than its predecessors.

    This is very true. It sometimes shocks me to see videos so different to what I'm used to see on TikTok - normally, all I see there is gay content plus funny animals. Then, someone posts a video from TikTok to Reddit, and suddenly it's Trump supporters, Chinese people, dancers or something else super different.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Guido van Rossum, the Python language's founder, joins Microsoft in ~tech

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    I was about to mention that you should probably put that in quote marks because it's directly from the article, but then I realised you've probably written said article? Also, does Guido joining...

    I was about to mention that you should probably put that in quote marks because it's directly from the article, but then I realised you've probably written said article?

    Also, does Guido joining Microsoft mean anything concrete for MS, really? After all, he is just one person, and no matter how talented, one person can't do everything. Even if said person once created the world's most popular programming language. To me it seems like a (good) PR move about Microsoft embracing open source fully, which they've been quite admirable about, lately.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Introducing the next generation of Mac - A new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini powered by M1, Apple’s chip designed specifically for the Mac in ~tech

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    It's also worth considering how the battery will behave a couple years after buying. I'd want mine to hold enough charge even then.

    It's also worth considering how the battery will behave a couple years after buying. I'd want mine to hold enough charge even then.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Facebook and Twitter take unusual steps to limit spread of New York Post story in ~tech

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    I think giving such unsupported claims any benefit of doubt provides the conspiracy theorists an excellent tool in spreading misinformation. It's definitely false until there's any evidence of the...

    I think giving such unsupported claims any benefit of doubt provides the conspiracy theorists an excellent tool in spreading misinformation. It's definitely false until there's any evidence of the opposite. Not that people can't look into such things

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Addressing topic areas that chronically engender "low quality" discussion in ~tildes

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    I think it might be referring to the post about Glinner and his views on a specific IT Crowd episode being banned from showings. I guess I would be part of the problem, as well :)

    I think it might be referring to the post about Glinner and his views on a specific IT Crowd episode being banned from showings. I guess I would be part of the problem, as well :)

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Graham Linehan says he won’t work with Channel 4 again unless transphobic IT Crowd episode is reinstated in ~tv

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    Okay, yes. We don't 100% know how the human body works and puberty blockers can have side effects. Then again, ibuprofen can have side effects. All medicine used to help against depression have...

    Okay, yes. We don't 100% know how the human body works and puberty blockers can have side effects.

    Then again, ibuprofen can have side effects. All medicine used to help against depression have side effects. Everything has. Yet we still use them. Puberty blockers are used for non-transgender purposes as well.

    Btw, comparing puberty blockers to euthanasia is absurd. Euthanasia means ending your life, puberty blockers are meant to give you some time to consider without having potentially dangerous effects of the "wrong" puberty. The fact that you do compare them is bad-faith in itself. Yes, what you said about euthanasia is probably correct. Does it have anything to do with puberty blockers? No. Does it show puberty blockers in bad light despite that? Yes. It's a terrible analogy.

    And as for Linehan, he has compared medical transition of children to Nazis. There's a whole section on his transphobic views on his Wikipedia page1, all sourced and all disgusting.

    But yes, I do think anyone arguing against puberty blockers are arguing in bad faith. Obviously children should not just be handed drugs. But here's the thing: they aren't. It's almost always a very taxing and harsh process to get approved for the blockers, impacting their mental and overall health way more negatively than puberty blockers ever could.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Graham Linehan says he won’t work with Channel 4 again unless transphobic IT Crowd episode is reinstated in ~tv

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    No. he's kept accusing anyone supporting trans people of misogyny, saying how trans people are somehow inherently misogynistic (men taking women's places). Transphobic being "concerned about the...

    As I mentioned, a cursory glance shows that Linehan is mostly concerned with the issue of treatment to children.

    No.

    • he's kept accusing anyone supporting trans people of misogyny, saying how trans people are somehow inherently misogynistic (men taking women's places). Transphobic
    • being "concerned about the children" is always in bad faith when it comes to trans people. It stems from the skewed thought that there are some people pushing children to transition, which is entirely, 100% bullshit. No one is giving "life-altering" medicine to children, even fewer are doing any sort of gender recognition surgery on them. The most children can get, is puberty blockers, which cause no irreversible changes. And even that, thanks to bigots such as Glinner, is super super super hard to reach in nearly everywhere in the world.
    8 votes
  13. Comment on Graham Linehan says he won’t work with Channel 4 again unless transphobic IT Crowd episode is reinstated in ~tv

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    No one here is saying the man shouldn't be able to break up with her. But only breaking up with someone because they're trans is inherently transphobic. If you were content with the relationship...

    No one here is saying the man shouldn't be able to break up with her.

    But only breaking up with someone because they're trans is inherently transphobic. If you were content with the relationship before and afterwards weren't, what exactly changed in her the moment she revealed she's trans that would cause you to break up?

    Now,

    5 votes
  14. Comment on The badly thought-out use of Microsoft's Excel software was the reason nearly 16,000 coronavirus cases went unreported in England in ~tech

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    shudders Do not let people who don't know anything about software decide how to do implement it.

    shudders

    Do not let people who don't know anything about software decide how to do implement it.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Why do women still change their names? in ~life

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    Nah, I think it was a good, if a bit rough, comment. In general, I do think you are right that the US is quite conservative in the news compared to most other developed countries. Though I believe...

    I'm sorry, I did generalise a lot and expressed myself poorly.

    Nah, I think it was a good, if a bit rough, comment. In general, I do think you are right that the US is quite conservative in the news compared to most other developed countries. Though I believe you yourself are living in a bubble within your country. I know I am. I live in a liberal city in the Northern Europe, so no one would really bat an eye at a man taking his partner's name.

    Even then, almost all of my friends have their dads' names, and most of their moms also took the dad's name. Some moms just didn't change their names at all. Wouldn't say it's a sign of conservativity, it's sadly often just easier that way. That said, it is getting easier and easier to do something else, though our country is kind of restrictive in the way that the children's last name must be one of the parents' last names (no hyphenation etc.)

    The latin american or scandinavian traditions aren't without their faults either, really. LA, I guess it's the one where you have first your mom's or dad's last name and then the other's (I believe in Portugal, for example, it's momsName dadsName, while in Spain it's the other way).

    The problem with that is, it is still patriarchal, the mother's name doesn't go on to the grandchildren. So it's still the dad's name that remains, if a bit longer.

    The scandinavian tradition is the one where each child gets their dad's first name + dötter/son appended, which has many problems of its own. It's not really used anywhere anymore except Iceland, I believe, as the other Nordic countries nowadays use the same tradition that's used in the US

    Also, I'm not sure if my reply makes any sense at all as I'm tired and probably shouldn't even be writing this, so please take no offense if I managed to be rude somewhere (absolutely not meant in that case!)

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Why do women still change their names? in ~life

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    Multiple replies here have stated they considered getting their partner's name. Though I wouldn't say women taking their husbands' last names is a good indicator for how conservative a country is....

    Multiple replies here have stated they considered getting their partner's name.

    Though I wouldn't say women taking their husbands' last names is a good indicator for how conservative a country is. It's a tradition that's quite hard to get rid of partly because, as many have already said, there's no obvious alternative that would apply to everyone.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on Why do women still change their names? in ~life

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    Hehe, for my younger siblings it was the exact opposite, as, for some reason, I tended to be among each teacher's favourite students (not in a way that the teacher would give me special treatment,...

    Hehe, for my younger siblings it was the exact opposite, as, for some reason, I tended to be among each teacher's favourite students (not in a way that the teacher would give me special treatment, but general demeanor). So I guess I raised the bar quite high for my siblings, and the teachers would somewhat expect them to perform as well as I did.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on India bans PUBG, Baidu, WeChat, Alipay, and 114 Chinese apps in the third ban wave in ~tech

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    Telegram just got unblocked a month or two ago by Russia, after years of them trying to block and stop any method of downloading Telegram. For apps like Telegram, where the average user is more...

    Telegram just got unblocked a month or two ago by Russia, after years of them trying to block and stop any method of downloading Telegram. For apps like Telegram, where the average user is more technically informed (than Whatsapp, for example), more people would use these. On the other hand, I doubt many tech savvy people in India used WeChat or such, so banning the app would be way more effective.

  19. Comment on ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Fedora preloaded available for purchase in ~tech

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    Yeah I guess it's not really the biggest priority for them, which I can understand. Though I somewhat disagree with the comment - fingerprint scanners can be secure enough for plenty of people. If...

    Yeah I guess it's not really the biggest priority for them, which I can understand. Though I somewhat disagree with the comment - fingerprint scanners can be secure enough for plenty of people.

    If the biggest "threat" you'd expect was someone finding your phone lying around and then exploring its contents, fingerprints are good enough.

    If there was a real possibility that someone would actually be interested in getting access to my phone, I would disable fingerprint login.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Fedora preloaded available for purchase in ~tech

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    I think there are ways to add the functionality, though I don't have a fingerprint reader so can't say if the fixes work. Stuff like this:...

    I think there are ways to add the functionality, though I don't have a fingerprint reader so can't say if the fixes work. Stuff like this:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/eeoyhi/the_fingerprint_reader_finally_works_on_the/
    https://forums.lenovo.com/topic/view/65/522271

    Though it remains that there's no official driver still.

    2 votes