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  1. Comment on Google confirms it's letting third parties scan your Gmail in ~tech

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    For something more easily associated with the site where it was used, there's also Subaddressing - with Gmail and a lot of others, user+something@example.com is the same as user@example.com.

    For something more easily associated with the site where it was used, there's also Subaddressing - with Gmail and a lot of others, user+something@example.com is the same as user@example.com.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on What if app stores were federated? in ~tech

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    Eh, not really. Usually repositories are created/managed by the distribution, and many people around the world host mirrors of that master. Ubuntu PPAs might be similar from what I've seen, not...

    Eh, not really. Usually repositories are created/managed by the distribution, and many people around the world host mirrors of that master. Ubuntu PPAs might be similar from what I've seen, not totally sure though.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on GPS monitoring of great white sharks reveals previously unknown feeding ground and strange diving behaviors in ~science

  4. Comment on How do you keep pypi programs up to date? in ~comp

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    The AUR are just user produced build files, and they usually get updated (or flagged out-of-date) as soon as a new upstream version is out. Arch in general is rolling-release, so most software in...

    The AUR are just user produced build files, and they usually get updated (or flagged out-of-date) as soon as a new upstream version is out. Arch in general is rolling-release, so most software in the repositories is at most a week or two out of date. Debian tends to be more on the scale of months or years.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on How do you keep pypi programs up to date? in ~comp

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    Personally I've only ever found one python package that wasn't in the AUR, so I added it. Maintainers are usually pretty good at keeping up to date with releases too. But sure, if you need...

    System python based packages are almost always far too limited/old for my use cases.

    Personally I've only ever found one python package that wasn't in the AUR, so I added it. Maintainers are usually pretty good at keeping up to date with releases too. But sure, if you need something actually bleeding-edge (i.e. git master), or need to develop your own python software, use a virtualenv, possibly with a wrapper like Conda.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on How do you keep pypi programs up to date? in ~comp

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    for pip, there are a few suggestions here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2720014/upgrading-all-packages-with-pip I just use pacman and AUR packages though, one package manager on a system is...

    for pip, there are a few suggestions here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2720014/upgrading-all-packages-with-pip

    I just use pacman and AUR packages though, one package manager on a system is plenty.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on I'm new to Tildes. What must I know ? in ~tildes

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    First of all, read the docs. Not yet, as far as I know (other than the several competing ways to address the users of the site - "Tildoes", "Tilderinos", etc.) There are no mods, just @Deimos...

    First of all, read the docs.

    • Are there any private jokes or slang I should know to understand everything ? (like reddit's "/s", "FBI open up" or the verb "lurk")

    Not yet, as far as I know (other than the several competing ways to address the users of the site - "Tildoes", "Tilderinos", etc.)

    • Are "mods" uncompromising ?

    There are no mods, just @Deimos really. As long as you don't blatantly violate the code of conduct, it's unlikely that anything will be removed or anyone banned.

    • There's no downvote. Do I need to make a thoughtful comment every time I disagree ?

    Good thing there's no downvote then, seeing how you'd abuse it as a "disagree button" ;) yes, if you want to add your opinion, write a comment.

    16 votes
  8. Comment on Factorio Friday Facts #259 - Scan-codes, Prototype IDs, HR worm in ~games

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    I read over it multiple times but still don't understand what they did to the ID mapping system. It's just written in such a confusing way. at first it's mentioned that the "ID mapping" maps...

    I read over it multiple times but still don't understand what they did to the ID mapping system. It's just written in such a confusing way.

    • at first it's mentioned that the "ID mapping" maps string names to numeric IDs, but everything after shows it the other way around. Yeah, they're equivalent if both are mathematical sets, but "setting the ID to 0" definitely breaks that requirement.
    • "Any time something was removed it was signalled by setting the ID at that location in the mapping to 0." - the graphic afterwards shows the name string set to nil, with the ID untouched, which is it now?
    • with the new system, "[IDs] are never allowed to change for the lifetime of the program", the graphic afterwards promptly shows IDs changing to completely different names.

    Oh well, I get what the end result was: enabling migrating from one ID mapping to another.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Tact Filters in ~misc

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    Oh yeah, I missed that. But if we ignore the author's shitty attitude, those are actually pretty amazing guidelines and more people should read them before posting "it doesn't work"-style issues.

    Oh yeah, I missed that. But if we ignore the author's shitty attitude, those are actually pretty amazing guidelines and more people should read them before posting "it doesn't work"-style issues.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Tact Filters in ~misc

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    I'm curious, why do you think so? I just read over it again and couldn't find anything out of place, other than the answers in the "Q&A" section (no need to get snarky, just ignore it).

    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way, one the most obnoxious essays in contemporary history

    I'm curious, why do you think so? I just read over it again and couldn't find anything out of place, other than the answers in the "Q&A" section (no need to get snarky, just ignore it).

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Flight simulators: Do you play any? Which planes do you pilot the most? Do you have a home cockpit? in ~games

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    I own FSX, but have never really played much. Bought a used HOTAS a few years ago, but it was broken, haven't really bothered since. X-Plane 11 looks promising, if expensive, and it's even on...

    I own FSX, but have never really played much. Bought a used HOTAS a few years ago, but it was broken, haven't really bothered since.

    X-Plane 11 looks promising, if expensive, and it's even on Linux natively. I might give that a go some time.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Learna project reverts blacklisting in license in ~comp

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    That just sounds unenforceable, useless and maybe even harmful (because it makes the whole license kinda iffy). What's "good" and "evil" in the eye of the law?

    The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil.

    That just sounds unenforceable, useless and maybe even harmful (because it makes the whole license kinda iffy). What's "good" and "evil" in the eye of the law?

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Experiences with Aphantasia OR What does visualizing look/feel like? in ~talk

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    Haven't had time to watch it yet, but I'm pretty sure I'm not face blind. I don't have much trouble recognizing people, just with visualizing faces.

    Haven't had time to watch it yet, but I'm pretty sure I'm not face blind. I don't have much trouble recognizing people, just with visualizing faces.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Fixing a broken popcorn machine in ~tech

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    Imgur links are broken for me on Android Firefox, they just redirect to the main imgur page.

    Imgur links are broken for me on Android Firefox, they just redirect to the main imgur page.

  15. Comment on Experiences with Aphantasia OR What does visualizing look/feel like? in ~talk

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    No, not really, funnily enough. It's not that I can't remember faces, or can't process them (face blindness), but just that I can't recall them. I can pretty much always tell that I've seen...

    No, not really, funnily enough. It's not that I can't remember faces, or can't process them (face blindness), but just that I can't recall them. I can pretty much always tell that I've seen someone before, but anything more than that (name, story, where I met them, etc) is hard. I guess it's similar to Alzheimer's/dementia, where you just lose access to memories, not the memories themselves? With a few pointers normally it all comes back.

    The only thing I'm quite good at recalling are spacial and "photographic" memory (if you can all it that, nothing crazy like pages of numbers, just imagery in general). I should probably look into mind palaces.

  16. Comment on While Google is Attacked Over Privacy Concerns and Perceived Bias, DuckDuckGo Raised $10M in ~tech

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    There's a ton of discussion further up, but so far I've seen user interface, bangs and lack of AMP links.

    There's a ton of discussion further up, but so far I've seen user interface, bangs and lack of AMP links.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Experiences with Aphantasia OR What does visualizing look/feel like? in ~talk

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    I have a kind of face/person aphantasia. I can build complicated objects in my mind, although it takes some time to think of all the parts individually at first I believe I have very good spacial...

    I have a kind of face/person aphantasia.

    • I can build complicated objects in my mind, although it takes some time to think of all the parts individually at first
    • I believe I have very good spacial memory, I can remember and visualize places I've only been to once or twice quite a while ago (at least the room/landscape layout, nothing like individual items in shelves)
    • imagining and manipulating geometric shapes is just pure intuition, no thinking required
    • since someone else also said it was a problem for them, I guess I kind of could imagine walking in my imagination, but it's not easy.

    But there's absolutely no chance I can visualize faces or whole persons. The test you linked focuses on that quite strongly - unless I've seen them in literally the last few hours, I can't see their faces, I can't imagine them walk, and I can't imagine their physique. Not even for close family members who I've seen basically every day for my entire life. I'm also horrible with names and remembering people in general, that's probably related.

    I'd probably drive a sketch artist insane if I ever witnessed a crime. Face? Well, I suppose they had one, yes.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on While Google is Attacked Over Privacy Concerns and Perceived Bias, DuckDuckGo Raised $10M in ~tech

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    Also !s which sends you to StartPage - basically a wrapper for Google search that runs everything through their servers. That way Google can't associate that search with you in any way and thus...

    Also !s which sends you to StartPage - basically a wrapper for Google search that runs everything through their servers. That way Google can't associate that search with you in any way and thus also can't give personalized search results.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Lets take a personality test! in ~misc

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    There's an issue for that, go give it a thumbs up if you haven't already ;)

    There's an issue for that, go give it a thumbs up if you haven't already ;)

    1 vote
  20. Comment on If you have the "mark new comments" feature enabled, old comments will now be collapsed when returning to a thread in ~tildes.official

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    Found a bug! Not sure if this was actually introduced by this change, but collapsed removed comments still show preview text. I can write a gitlab issue as well if you want, that's just a little...

    Found a bug! Not sure if this was actually introduced by this change, but collapsed removed comments still show preview text. I can write a gitlab issue as well if you want, that's just a little annoying on mobile.

    6 votes