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  1. Comment on I am moving abroad this month, anyone here have experience with that? in ~talk

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    I was always taught to take half the clothes you originally planned and twice the money

    I was always taught to take half the clothes you originally planned and twice the money

    5 votes
  2. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~talk

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    Just to clarify since there is a common misconception about the definition of a semi-automatic weapon: This is different from an automatic weapon (i.e. machine gun) where you hold down the trigger...

    Just to clarify since there is a common misconception about the definition of a semi-automatic weapon:

    A semiautomatic weapon is any gun that fires one shot with a pull of the trigger and automatically reloads the gun's chamber with another round from a cartridge or magazine so that the gun can immediately be fired again.

    This is different from an automatic weapon (i.e. machine gun) where you hold down the trigger and the gun continually fires. Your standard pistol would be semi-automatic. Fully automatic weapons are very heavily regulated (in the U.S. at least).

    41 votes
  3. Comment on Colombia 0-1 Japan - Shinji Kagawa penalty 6' (+ red card call) in ~sports

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    It was absolutely the right call by the ref. A lot of people will say it's too early for a red (and the commentators touched on that) but to be honest that argument is silly... A cardable offense...

    It was absolutely the right call by the ref. A lot of people will say it's too early for a red (and the commentators touched on that) but to be honest that argument is silly... A cardable offense should be called no matter when in the game.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Searching entry-level linux laptop recommendation in ~comp

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    The most difficult part of putting in the new RAM was getting the case open, but that's mostly because I don't have any of the right tools, so if you have some kind of pry tool you should be fine.

    The most difficult part of putting in the new RAM was getting the case open, but that's mostly because I don't have any of the right tools, so if you have some kind of pry tool you should be fine.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Programming Challenge: Implementing bitwise operators. in ~comp

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    So inclusive (OR): Is it a [Y or Z]? Exclusive (XOR): Is it a [Y] or is it a [Z]?

    So inclusive (OR):

    Is it a [Y or Z]?

    Exclusive (XOR):

    Is it a [Y] or is it a [Z]?

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Programming Challenge: Implementing bitwise operators. in ~comp

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    Can you explain XOR to me?

    Can you explain XOR to me?

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Searching entry-level linux laptop recommendation in ~comp

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    I have the T440s. It's great. I got it refurbished for about $400, bought some extra ram and an extended battery, and I've had no issue running Linux Mint. I will admit the screen resolution...

    I have the T440s. It's great. I got it refurbished for about $400, bought some extra ram and an extended battery, and I've had no issue running Linux Mint. I will admit the screen resolution doesn't hold up to the super sharp screens you see on some modern laptops, but it's perfectly fine in my opinion. All in all I definitely support the recommendation for the T440s.

  8. Comment on Two months post graduation, I am lost, confused and don't know how to go where I want to be. in ~talk

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    ...maybe go ahead and read the second half of that sentence too. He's just saying that 18/19 is really young to make such a huge choice and commitment, in terms of both time and money, and it...

    ...maybe go ahead and read the second half of that sentence too. He's just saying that 18/19 is really young to make such a huge choice and commitment, in terms of both time and money, and it might be beneficial to take some to explore life a bit.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Two months post graduation, I am lost, confused and don't know how to go where I want to be. in ~talk

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    I don't think he was suggesting not going to college, but rather taking some time off between high school and college.

    I don't think he was suggesting not going to college, but rather taking some time off between high school and college.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on I tried leaving Facebook. I couldn't. in ~tech

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    I did the same. People say that it's harder to keep in touch with friends if you don't have Facebook, to which I argue that if they're someone worth keeping in touch with I'll find a way using one...

    I did the same. People say that it's harder to keep in touch with friends if you don't have Facebook, to which I argue that if they're someone worth keeping in touch with I'll find a way using one of the many other means we have for communication.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on What is the collective term for Tildes users? in ~tildes

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    I'm personally hoping we can break 10

    I'm personally hoping we can break 10

  12. Comment on What is the collective term for Tildes users? in ~tildes

  13. Comment on Votes on the left in ~tildes

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    Actually as a right handed person I'd prefer votes on the left too. When I scroll on mobile I accidentally vote on posts a few times per day because they're right in line with how I scroll.

    Actually as a right handed person I'd prefer votes on the left too. When I scroll on mobile I accidentally vote on posts a few times per day because they're right in line with how I scroll.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Suggestion: Search functionality in ~tildes

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    In Progress, High Priority Until a search feature is implemented your best bet to check about new feature recommendations is the issue tracker in the site's Gitlab repo

    In Progress, High Priority

    Until a search feature is implemented your best bet to check about new feature recommendations is the issue tracker in the site's Gitlab repo

    4 votes
  15. Comment on News Desk Updated! in ~comp

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    So after a quick scan, am I right in that it basically says I just need to nest .nd_config/ inside~/.config/ (so ~/.config/.nd_config/key in total)? Also thanks, I was looking for something...

    So after a quick scan, am I right in that it basically says I just need to nest .nd_config/ inside~/.config/ (so ~/.config/.nd_config/key in total)?

    Also thanks, I was looking for something earlier about where config files like this are actually supposed to go, but couldn't find much after a quick search so just kind of made it up

    1 vote
  16. Comment on News Desk Updated! in ~comp

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    Thanks for the reply! I hear what you're saying. This post says essentially the same thing, but also argues that many smaller security features add up to better overall security than one catch-all...

    Thanks for the reply! I hear what you're saying. This post says essentially the same thing, but also argues that many smaller security features add up to better overall security than one catch-all feature. Down the road I think I'll add a feature the encrypts the key and then decrypts it for use.

    You're right though, the API does allow you to very easily regenerate your API key, which I think is a neat feature. I spent a good chunk of today making sure that if a user saves their key in ~/.nd_config/key as they're prompted to and then has to regenerate it they won't see any errors, but instead just prompted to re-set their key value.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on News Desk Updated! in ~comp

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    Well I originally was looking for an API from the Washington Post because I was going to build essentially the same project, but manually retrieving articles from the news sources I wanted....

    Well I originally was looking for an API from the Washington Post because I was going to build essentially the same project, but manually retrieving articles from the news sources I wanted. Somehow in my search for a proprietary WaPo API I stumbled upon this.

    Here's another one that I just found recently: https://newsapi.aylien.com/

    2 votes
  18. Comment on News Desk Updated! in ~comp

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    Hey no problem, glad to help! It's been pretty great so far. The free developer account allows for 1,000 requests per day which is more than enough for almost anyone. Down the road I'd love to...

    Hey no problem, glad to help! It's been pretty great so far. The free developer account allows for 1,000 requests per day which is more than enough for almost anyone. Down the road I'd love to find some way to have the same functionality without requiring the user to register for an API, but for now this works.

    2 votes
  19. News Desk Updated!

    A few weeks ago I posted a project I was working on to read news from the command line. I incorporated the suggestions given in that thread (license, requirements.txt, etc), incorporated...

    A few weeks ago I posted a project I was working on to read news from the command line. I incorporated the suggestions given in that thread (license, requirements.txt, etc), incorporated suggestions I've received elsewhere, and added a few features.

    Here's the updated link: News Desk

    Any feedback would be much appreciated!

    Edit: And a specific point for feedback. I store the user's API key in ~/.nd_config/key which I think is a step up from requiring the user to set their key as an environment variable (which is how I had it originally). Still though, is there some way I can not store the key in plaintext and still have it in a format that is readable by the computer and can be used to verify API access?

    7 votes