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  1. Comment on What free, ad-supported Uber rides might look like. Mockups, economics, and analysis. in ~finance

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    Great analysis, however, the author should have placed this disclosure for their conflict of interest: Read a lot like an investment op-ed with a looking forward statement towards the end.

    Great analysis, however, the author should have placed this disclosure for their conflict of interest:

    Previously, he led Rider Growth at Uber, advised/invested in dozens of startups, and has been writing for over a decade. He resides in San Francisco Bay Area

    Read a lot like an investment op-ed with a looking forward statement towards the end.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on An update on Standard Notes early pricing and roadmap in ~tech

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    What in Standard Notes did you find not open source? Joplin also has weird formatting style, it's not easily exportable to other markdown editors.

    except actually open source

    What in Standard Notes did you find not open source?

    Joplin also has weird formatting style, it's not easily exportable to other markdown editors.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on A photo on Wikipedia can ruin your life in ~tech

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    I have to agree with the opinion that more scrutiny should have been placed on Wikimedia's Foundation in this matter. As open and relatively accurate Wikipedia can be as for aggregating an...

    I have to agree with the opinion that more scrutiny should have been placed on Wikimedia's Foundation in this matter. As open and relatively accurate Wikipedia can be as for aggregating an encyclopedia with references from other source materials, more extensive vetting has to be made. In this case, Nathaniel White wrongfully being misidentified and having their likeness matched to a criminal. How would that process look? I don't know.

    In reference to the Black Lives Matter section of the opinion article, I couldn't really find a correlation between the race of Nathaniel White and this matter. Is the author trying to correlate that systemic racism that exists is part of why the Wikimedia Foundation's nonchalant reaction to an individual's name being tainted?

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Financial innovation is actually happening in ~finance

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    That article lead me to the author's personal website and they are a great writer.

    That article lead me to the author's personal website and they are a great writer.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Facebook changes name to Meta: Mark Zuckerberg announces company rebrand as it moves to the metaverse in ~tech

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    Oh cool, I knew it was more recent than the initial 1971 release when I searched it up.

    Oh cool, I knew it was more recent than the initial 1971 release when I searched it up.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Facebook changes name to Meta: Mark Zuckerberg announces company rebrand as it moves to the metaverse in ~tech

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    Is that where it's from? Yeah, no where close to growing up with Oregon Trail, unfortunately!

    Is that where it's from? Yeah, no where close to growing up with Oregon Trail, unfortunately!

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Facebook changes name to Meta: Mark Zuckerberg announces company rebrand as it moves to the metaverse in ~tech

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    Took me a while, and a Google search, to understand the last one was Ford.

    Took me a while, and a Google search, to understand the last one was Ford.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Open source alternatives to Slack, Google Drive and Google Docs in ~tech

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    For Slack: Zulip Mattermost Rocket.Chat For Google Doc: Etherpad For Google Drive: Nextcloud If your business is not interested in self-hosting, at this point you should value security over...

    For Slack:

    For Google Doc:

    For Google Drive:

    If your business is not interested in self-hosting, at this point you should value security over privacy and stick with Slack and Google. Industry leaders will have more stringent operating procedures than smaller underdogs.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Taliban enter Afghan capital as US diplomats evacuate by chopper in ~news

  10. Comment on Taliban enter Afghan capital as US diplomats evacuate by chopper in ~news

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    Please label these videos as NSFW/NSFL, as they are. It contains footage of people falling to their death. Not content everyone wishes to see.

    Please label these videos as NSFW/NSFL, as they are.

    It contains footage of people falling to their death.
    Not content everyone wishes to see.

    10 votes
  11. Comment on Do you wear a non-smartwatch? If so, what do you have? in ~talk

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    They are SO loud. I would have to keep them away in a drawer to not hear the movement of the quartz.

    Timex Weekender

    They are SO loud. I would have to keep them away in a drawer to not hear the movement of the quartz.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Authenticated brand logos in Gmail will roll out over the coming weeks in ~tech

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    Based off what the Verge article shows, I'm not sure what is really different here. Phishers who use Google Workspace with a brand logo as their contact photo would display the same way. Hopefully...

    Based off what the Verge article shows, I'm not sure what is really different here. Phishers who use Google Workspace with a brand logo as their contact photo would display the same way.

    Ideally, the authenticated brand logos will function like a verified badge you might see on social networks that tell you that an account is actually owned and operated by the entity it claims to represent.

    Hopefully that includes a check mark or similar design that is laid on top of the contact photo to represent it being a verified brand.

    I haven't looked at this new specification at all (BIMI), but my inner cynic believes this to push more towards corporate control over the email space and less towards decentralization judging by the cover.

    Once these authenticated emails pass our other anti-abuse checks, Gmail will start displaying the logo in the existing avatar slot.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Why have web pages dropped the www? in ~talk

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    That definitely would explain it, cheers!

    That definitely would explain it, cheers!

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Why have web pages dropped the www? in ~talk

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    This doesn't appear to be an issue to me with CloudFlare as my DNS provider, or I'm not following you correctly.

    Issue is if you set a CNAME on the root you can no longer set MX or TXT records on the entire domain and you can not create subdomains.

    This doesn't appear to be an issue to me with CloudFlare as my DNS provider, or I'm not following you correctly.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Why have web pages dropped the www? in ~talk

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    Wow, this was the comment that made me realize why www is considered a subdomain when I would read documentation on DNS. Would find it confusing when it would be referred to as subdomain and I...

    Back in the day a website at www.stanford.edu would have lived side-by-side with ftp.stanford.edu for file transfers, imap.stanford.edu for email

    Wow, this was the comment that made me realize why www is considered a subdomain when I would read documentation on DNS. Would find it confusing when it would be referred to as subdomain and I would logically think, "no, that would be a domain like www.abc.standford.edu". That wouldn't work either when I think about it.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Why have web pages dropped the www? in ~talk

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    I always assumed that hosts should typically remain on a static IP address. Have you been in scenarios where your domain is on a dynamic IP?

    I always assumed that hosts should typically remain on a static IP address. Have you been in scenarios where your domain is on a dynamic IP?

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Trust in software, an all time low in ~tech

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    Definitely agree on all points with the author. What I found most interesting is the live reader count metric on the top right of the article page. When you click on "magic enabled", it displays...

    Definitely agree on all points with the author.

    What I found most interesting is the live reader count metric on the top right of the article page. When you click on "magic enabled", it displays small shapes that represents how far along other readers are through the article. Never seen something like this before!

    3 votes
  18. Comment on US tycoon McAfee found dead in Spanish prison in ~news

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    Was he imprisoned before and managed to escape?

    he actually escaped again.

    Was he imprisoned before and managed to escape?

    2 votes
  19. Comment on How should I make my personal website? in ~tech

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    If you're a student, sign up for GitHub's Student Developer pack. This will warrant you great benefits: $100 in credit for DigitalOcean droplets which you can use to host your entire site...

    If you're a student, sign up for GitHub's Student Developer pack.

    This will warrant you great benefits: $100 in credit for DigitalOcean droplets which you can use to host your entire site including any content on it up to 1TB in bandwidth a month for $5; You can obtain more free domains with your name from various registrars.

    I would use a static site generator like Jekyll or Hugo. No need for creating and formatting individual HTML pages for any and all webpages on your site. Previously did this before using static site generators which I thought weren't needed and would do the exact thing, I was wrong. Instead, it will import all of your formatting including your headers and footers displayed with the content you're writing in markdown and exports this to your web server directory. This helps prevent link rotting as you've mentioned as any changes will reproduce across all your pages too.

    If low maintenance is the biggest priority, I would go with a GitHub page and implement the same Jekyll setup through a repository. The only downfall to doing this, you are restricted in other use for your website, such as a reverse proxy through nginx or image hosting. Additionally, if more extensive configuration is needed for your webpage like HTTP headers to implement a Content Security Policy, I do not believe GitHub pages offers that flexibility.

    3 votes