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  1. Comment on Replacing (potentially) insensitive terminology in programming in ~comp

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    I would not consider the phrase "master branch" oppressive to anyone.

    I would not consider the phrase "master branch" oppressive to anyone.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Replacing (potentially) insensitive terminology in programming in ~comp

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    I live in one of the blackest cities in America, and this comes off as silly. Personally though, I prefer "main" branch.

    I live in one of the blackest cities in America, and this comes off as silly. Personally though, I prefer "main" branch.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on We chat, they watch. How international users unwittingly build up WeChat’s Chinese censorship apparatus in ~tech

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    It is used quite a bit, yes. It is used to conduct business with Chinese companies from the United States and others as well. An example I have is Trinidad and Tobago, where someone who exports to...

    It is used quite a bit, yes. It is used to conduct business with Chinese companies from the United States and others as well. An example I have is Trinidad and Tobago, where someone who exports to the United States and Central/South America uses it to buy medical goods (e.g. masks). It is also used by all of my Chinese immigrant friends to communicate with their family and friends still living in mainland China.

    Interestingly, I have noticed an uptick in casual use among people here in the states since TikTok exploded in popularity, but I am unsure why. It is gaining popularity by the college students here too, and we are by no means a tech-city. Far from it in-fact. πŸ€”

    4 votes
  4. Comment on We chat, they watch. How international users unwittingly build up WeChat’s Chinese censorship apparatus in ~tech

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    It's a long, technical read, but worthwhile. It has been covered by other news sources, but this is the original research that I found to be very interesting. Enjoy.

    It's a long, technical read, but worthwhile. It has been covered by other news sources, but this is the original research that I found to be very interesting. Enjoy.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Why was my comment removed? in ~tildes

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    Personally, I am turned off by many of the users swiftness to grab their pitchforks πŸ’”

    Personally, I am turned off by many of the users swiftness to grab their pitchforks πŸ’”

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Why was my comment removed? in ~tildes

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    Not sure if that was appropriate πŸ˜•

    Not sure if that was appropriate πŸ˜•

    2 votes
  7. 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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    The game is great, but I'm uninstalling and reformatting.

    The game is great, but I'm uninstalling and reformatting.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What's your go-to "comfort food" movie? in ~movies

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    Zack and Miri Make a Porno The 40-Year-Old Virgin

    Zack and Miri Make a Porno
    The 40-Year-Old Virgin

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What's something you wish people would take more seriously? in ~talk

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    An opinion from a professor is often the most impactful to me 🌝

    An opinion from a professor is often the most impactful to me 🌝

  10. Comment on How do/did all of you feel about posting your age on the internet? in ~talk

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    I'm more afraid of people realizing how little I know at my age (28) 😨

    I'm more afraid of people realizing how little I know at my age (28) 😨

    5 votes
  11. Comment on The first two statements of your BASH script should be in ~comp

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    I like your posts and comments πŸ‘ Learned a lot of things from your contributions

    I like your posts and comments πŸ‘

    Learned a lot of things from your contributions

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Qt, Open Source and Corona in ~comp

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    This is great input. πŸ‘ Who knows, maybe I'll come poking you about Qt help πŸ˜‰

    This is great input. πŸ‘

    Who knows, maybe I'll come poking you about Qt help πŸ˜‰

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Political discussion here seems to be really bad. Is it even possible for it to be good? in ~tildes

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    I try to lurk more, and post less πŸ€–

    I try to lurk more, and post less πŸ€–

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Messaging app Signal threatens to dump US market if anti-encryption EARN IT bill passes in ~tech

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    Both my state representatives essentially told me to go fuck myself after I contacted them (and offered me to join their newsletter too!) Hope it doesn't end up passing through, because Signal is...

    Both my state representatives essentially told me to go fuck myself after I contacted them (and offered me to join their newsletter too!)

    Hope it doesn't end up passing through, because Signal is my messaging/sms application. 🀞

    20 votes
  15. Comment on Twitter removes privacy option, and shows why we need strong privacy laws in ~tech

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    I closed my account because of this πŸ™

    I closed my account because of this πŸ™

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Qt, Open Source and Corona in ~comp

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    Perhaps this was a bad time to begin a major project in Qt 😨

    Perhaps this was a bad time to begin a major project in Qt 😨

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

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    I didn't want to overload them with mods, but I actually use almost all of those. Great list.

    I didn't want to overload them with mods, but I actually use almost all of those. Great list.

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

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    Pliers, an essential quality of life mod. Bigger Camera Zoom Gas Overlay Chained Deconstruction Build Natural Tiles Longer Bridges These are probably a good starting point. They are what I started...

    Pliers, an essential quality of life mod.
    Bigger Camera Zoom
    Gas Overlay
    Chained Deconstruction
    Build Natural Tiles
    Longer Bridges

    These are probably a good starting point. They are what I started with, and I've expanded to about 15 quality of life mods and a few mods that add items (such as floor vents that suck air from one side to another with electricity).

    There's a lot out there

    5 votes