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  1. Comment on Every Google result now looks like an ad in ~tech

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    For me they look less like ads, but there's just so much visual clutter on the screen now. It feels different away from the usual minimalist approach we've seen in the past.

    For me they look less like ads, but there's just so much visual clutter on the screen now. It feels different away from the usual minimalist approach we've seen in the past.

    9 votes
  2. Comment on Coronavirus spreads to Beijing as China confirms 139 new cases in ~news

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    Not good with the Chinese new year and rampant traveling right now in the country.

    Not good with the Chinese new year and rampant traveling right now in the country.

    7 votes
  3. Comment on Inside TASBot’s semi-secret, probably legal effort to control the Nintendo Switch in ~games

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    Wow it just melted through that. I wonder the technical specifics behind it, how does it know what route to take?

    Wow it just melted through that. I wonder the technical specifics behind it, how does it know what route to take?

    1 vote
  4. Comment on IRGC: Missile attack on US base in Iraq is revenge for Soleimani killing in ~news

  5. Comment on Choosing a new printer in ~comp

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    Brother MFC-L2750DW. I went through my own research on this a month ago when I needed to replace my printer. The general consensus is if you need colour, the best option is an inkjet - and those...

    Brother MFC-L2750DW. I went through my own research on this a month ago when I needed to replace my printer. The general consensus is if you need colour, the best option is an inkjet - and those are pricey in ink costs. So if you need something done with colour, it's almost always best to get your task done at an actual print shop. Luckily for you, you don't need colour, or at least you stated you do not need photos printed. The set-up for this printer is seamless, doesn't require any driver installation, and can be plugged in and set up in seconds if your only device to print with is as something as simple as a smartphone.

    For anyone else that wants a multi-functioning printer with WiFi support as well, similar to the one above I've listed, but does not need the extra function that is fax support, get the Brother DCP-L2550DW.

    Brother software is mediocre, but you can use generic printing drivers and operate it just fine. On an Android device, you can even use the default printing service too.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Iran's Qassem Soleimani killed in US airstrike at Baghdad airport in ~news

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    Soleimani's death has also been confirmed from Iran state networks. As someone who has been closely following recent spites between Trump and Khamenei, this can definitely be seen as an attack of...

    Soleimani's death has also been confirmed from Iran state networks. As someone who has been closely following recent spites between Trump and Khamenei, this can definitely be seen as an attack of war from Iran's government's point of view, and is an extremely worrying start to 2020. I hope it doesn't escalate to such.

    22 votes
  7. Comment on What's your ideal pizza? in ~food

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    This entire comment chain is making my mouth water. Kalamata olives, olive oil, fresh basil, and roasted red peppers - yum.

    This entire comment chain is making my mouth water. Kalamata olives, olive oil, fresh basil, and roasted red peppers - yum.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Are there recommended alternatives to Ebay? in ~tech

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    Craigslist and Facebook marketplace.

    Craigslist and Facebook marketplace.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Are there recommended alternatives to Ebay? in ~tech

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    Weirdly enough, Kijiji is almost never used in British Columbia.

    Weirdly enough, Kijiji is almost never used in British Columbia.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Cows wearing VR headsets might produce better milk in ~science

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    A link from the direct source: Russia's Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Alternative report outlet: The Moscow Times. This eerily mimics the story line one would see on Black Mirror. I'm not sure...

    A link from the direct source: Russia's Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

    Alternative report outlet: The Moscow Times.

    This eerily mimics the story line one would see on Black Mirror. I'm not sure how I feel about this on an ethic and morality perspective.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on Looking for a domain name registrar and a hosting provider for Intergrid in ~tech

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    Probably wouldn't even have to pay for a server too. AWS, Azure, GCloud, they're all offering promotional credits.

    Probably wouldn't even have to pay for a server too. AWS, Azure, GCloud, they're all offering promotional credits.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Tesla "Cybertruck" Unveiling Livestream: Event starts 8PM PT in ~tech

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    I want to believe that this is all a ruse to get more spotlight on Tesla.

    I want to believe that this is all a ruse to get more spotlight on Tesla.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Rumor of Half-Life: Alyx VR in ~games

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    Rumour turns into reality.

    Rumour turns into reality.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on U.S. judge rules suspicionless searches of travelers' digital devices unconstitutional in ~news

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    What's stopping this from law enforcement just claiming suspicion of crimes, if no need for a warrant? It seems this is referring to probable cause, for which I don't see how a border agent would...

    A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that U.S. border agents need “reasonable suspicion” but not a warrant to search travelers’ smartphones and laptops at airports and other U.S. ports of entry, a practice that has been growing in recent years.

    What's stopping this from law enforcement just claiming suspicion of crimes, if no need for a warrant?

    It seems this is referring to probable cause, for which I don't see how a border agent would reasonably be able to dictate in a span of few minutes in customs.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Ring watched your kids trick or treat and then bragged about it in ~tech

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    Headline from Mashable is portraying a sinister mass surveillance involvement, doesn't appear to be the case.

    The videos featured in those ads were "shared," most likely to the Neighbors app. When you "share" content, you grant Amazon a blanket license to use any and all footage captured on Ring devices for whatever it wants: "The company is able to do this thanks to a broad terms of service agreement that grants it the perpetual right to use footage shared with it for 'any purpose' it chooses," BuzzFeed wrote.

    Headline from Mashable is portraying a sinister mass surveillance involvement, doesn't appear to be the case.

    4 votes