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  1. Comment on What's a good way to learn how to maintain my own computer hardware? in ~comp

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    As long as you buy a somewhat decent PSU it's fine. I've got computers running for the better part of a decade as well and it's never the PSU that fails, it's always the components with moving...

    As long as you buy a somewhat decent PSU it's fine. I've got computers running for the better part of a decade as well and it's never the PSU that fails, it's always the components with moving parts.

    Personally when I'm speccing a new computer there are two things I don't cheap out on the PSU and Motherboard, everything else is upgradable and replaceable, a bad power supply can do a lot of damage and upgrading a motherboard usually means a whole new set of components.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Don't record topic history by submitters within the first 5 minutes of posting? in ~tildes

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    Seems like too little benefit and it could have performance implications having filter the db query by minutes just to avoid having an unclean edit history. I think if it bothers someone so much...

    Seems like too little benefit and it could have performance implications having filter the db query by minutes just to avoid having an unclean edit history. I think if it bothers someone so much then they should take it as an opportunity to learn some discipline or let go of some of their anal retentive nature.

  3. Comment on Don't record topic history by submitters within the first 5 minutes of posting? in ~tildes

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    In my opinion I think it should stay the way it is and this is coming from someone that frequently needs to perform edits immediately after submitting. I think if it's that important to hide the...

    In my opinion I think it should stay the way it is and this is coming from someone that frequently needs to perform edits immediately after submitting. I think if it's that important to hide the history you should just delete and redo. Giving grace periods opens it up for abuse, I've had users on reddit try to gaslight me about their comment because I've replied within the edit grace period and they edited it to remove or change what I was replying to.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Apple has acquired the Dark Sky weather app - Android version and website will shut down on July 1, API active through end of 2021 in ~tech

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    Yea it reads like a in-video sponsored ad read by a youtuber. "You know what I like best about Raid Shadow Legends? It's the most immersive and realistic RPG on mobile ever!" says that 75 year old...

    Yea it reads like a in-video sponsored ad read by a youtuber. "You know what I like best about Raid Shadow Legends? It's the most immersive and realistic RPG on mobile ever!" says that 75 year old woodworker.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What are your favorite real-world April Fools pranks (not that online 'toilet internet' stuff)? in ~talk

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    When I worked as a systems admin, my office had those motivational posters all over the place so the night before I went through the entire office and replaced them all with demotivational...

    When I worked as a systems admin, my office had those motivational posters all over the place so the night before I went through the entire office and replaced them all with demotivational posters.

    It took almost 6 months for anyone to notice, and it happened to be a foreman from the mill that was bored waiting for the accountants to fix a payroll issue or something. My boss fucking loved it though and asked me to keep them up.

    13 votes
  6. Comment on What are your favorite CLI tools/applications? in ~comp

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    That's neat in a pinch but I also appreciate the tab completion of having the utility installed on my computer.

    That's neat in a pinch but I also appreciate the tab completion of having the utility installed on my computer.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on What's something that people commonly misunderstand about you? in ~talk

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    Haha I know, it's still something that makes me oof when I randomly think about it though.

    Haha I know, it's still something that makes me oof when I randomly think about it though.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What's something that people commonly misunderstand about you? in ~talk

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    When I was in high school there is literally 1 black family in my entire town (~3500 pop). I worked with one of the older brothers and was in school with, but a grade or two higher than, a younger...

    When I was in high school there is literally 1 black family in my entire town (~3500 pop). I worked with one of the older brothers and was in school with, but a grade or two higher than, a younger brother Jamal so I didn't speak to him much but we were friendly. After I had moved away for university I was back for Christmas break, I saw Jamal at the bar and said "Hey Jamal! How's it going?" He looked at me disgusted and replied "My name is Jamie". It then dawned on me that I never used his name before in conversation and I had picked up his name from the "cool" kids on the basketball team that call him that. I wanted to go find a corner to die in.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    We binged Car Master: Rust to Riches when the kiddo wasn't awake. Otherwise basically entertaining our toddler while she's unable to visit friends.

    We binged Car Master: Rust to Riches when the kiddo wasn't awake. Otherwise basically entertaining our toddler while she's unable to visit friends.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on What's something that people commonly misunderstand about you? in ~talk

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    There is not insignificant amount of people in my city/province that are racist towards aboriginals and there are a lot of people that are extremely causal about it around me. Both sides of my...

    There is not insignificant amount of people in my city/province that are racist towards aboriginals and there are a lot of people that are extremely causal about it around me. Both sides of my family are Metis but I am one of the few in my family that isn't recognizably First Nations, you'd never question that my sister and I are siblings but if you met my sister separately you'd assume she was native where as I'm borderline ginger in hair colour and ability to keep a tan.

    When I call out someone for being racist initially they usually laugh it off when I tell them I am aboriginal, they think it's a joke.

    15 votes
  11. Comment on What are your favorite CLI tools/applications? in ~comp

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    Other than already listed (n)vim and thefuck, I really like tldr a much friendlier and simplified tool alternative to man

    Other than already listed (n)vim and thefuck, I really like tldr a much friendlier and simplified tool alternative to man

    3 votes
  12. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I've been really enjoying it, but I also don't have any qualms with having stories that are different from what people feel is the immutable core of the show. I like it when show runners take...

    I've been really enjoying it, but I also don't have any qualms with having stories that are different from what people feel is the immutable core of the show. I like it when show runners take chances with changes, sometimes it doesn't work out like Discovery (which I didn't mind, especially once Anson Mount came on board and they wove in just a little more classic elements of ST stories). I also remember when people though DS9 was too dark and not enough Trekking to be a real Star Trek, it's personally my favourite.

    I think Picard does a really good job of being a modern Star Trek and it I feel like if this series had been a feature film most fans would agree is the best one since First Contact. Honestly since DS9 I've always wanted a Section 31 series where it was exposing the dark underbelly of the federation, how things aren't as utopic as the flagship diplomats try to make it seem. I've heard about the series in the works and I'm am a bit disappointed it's not set during the dominion war, I would have loved it if were section 31 mostly set in dominion occupied alpha and gamma quadrant operation. But Picard is definitely scratched that particular itch I had for the Section 31 style stories I had envisioned as a teen.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I'm currently migrating our legacy AngularJs 1.x codebase to Vue. When I first joined the company 4 years ago it was using version 0.9 of angular, I've managed to upgrade it to 1.7 over the past...

    I'm currently migrating our legacy AngularJs 1.x codebase to Vue. When I first joined the company 4 years ago it was using version 0.9 of angular, I've managed to upgrade it to 1.7 over the past couple years but now that it's EOL next year I've got approval to work on migrating away from the framework altogether.

    I also had the joy of getting setup a brand new greenfield project using uVue with Server Side Rendering, it was a lot of fun not being constrained on technologies and existing architectural decisions. I chose uVue over Nuxt because I found the Nuxt required too much learning about the Nuxt way of doing things and the added magic of automatic routers and whatnot to be too much. One thing I've come to appreciate about Vue is how little magic it does for you, especially when you contrast it to the angularjs framework. How less stuff hidden behind the curtains makes it less scary when things just work or break for somewhat obvious reasons.

    Overall Vue has been a delight to work in and relatively easy to get up and going. I'm excited for Vue 3 and the composition api, we've done a bit using the polyfill package and it feels good despite the communities initial reservations about it.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What browser do you use? How have you customized it? in ~tech

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    Chromium with ublock privacy badger Don't fuck with paste - re-enables copy/paste of forms that try to disable it Recipe Filter - opens recipes in a modal so you don't have to scroll past the life...

    Chromium with

    • ublock
    • privacy badger
    • Don't fuck with paste - re-enables copy/paste of forms that try to disable it
    • Recipe Filter - opens recipes in a modal so you don't have to scroll past the life stories
    • Google Search "View Image" button - brings back the ability to click straight through to the image
    • Video Speed Controller - Fine gained speed controls on video for many sites.
    • TheCamelizer - Historical pricing data on amazon product pages
    • RefinedGithub - QoL improvements for Github (e.g., auto delete branch when merging, mark file as viewed when reveiwing and a LOT more)
    • Vue DevTools - Amazing devtools extension that allows you to inspect components, events, Vuex state & mutation history, and more.
    2 votes
  15. Comment on What are some games in which movement itself is a joy? in ~games

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    I first downloaded this game of Tucows in 1995 when it was still in alpha called Sniper, I was 14 at the time, I still play it from time to time. My friend downloaded it shortly after and just the...

    My dad/uncles used to play it together in the 90s and I continued to play it intermittently for several decades afterwards.

    I first downloaded this game of Tucows in 1995 when it was still in alpha called Sniper, I was 14 at the time, I still play it from time to time. My friend downloaded it shortly after and just the other day his squad won the Pro League.

    The thing that I remember most fondly was this little black-hole feature that could be added to the maps. It would create gravitational fields around it which grew stronger with proximity. You could achieve stable orbits and modify your orbit or slingshot yourself.

    One of my favourite moves in this game was to "mine" the wormholes. If you angled it right you could get bombs orbiting the wormhole with extremely tight orbits at incredible speed. Eventually someone would come shooting through attempting to flee someone else and intending to use the wormhole either as a slingshot or teleport, but would collide with 4 or 5 bombs instead.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on How do I get rid of the "new comment" notification? in ~tildes

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    As a side note, once you're aware of marking the comment read manually, give it a shot for a while, you may find you appreciate that they don't automatically disappear. I know I was initially in...

    As a side note, once you're aware of marking the comment read manually, give it a shot for a while, you may find you appreciate that they don't automatically disappear. I know I was initially in favour of the preference to allow automatic marking but after turning it on I decided to switch back.

    7 votes
  17. Comment on Can I cycle outside? in ~health.coronavirus

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    Antibacterial wipes may not be effective, remember this is a virus not bacteria. Check the packages label before assuming your wipes are effective against virus.

    Antibacterial wipes may not be effective, remember this is a virus not bacteria. Check the packages label before assuming your wipes are effective against virus.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on Folding at Home: Team Tildes information in ~comp

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    Generally I use electricity to heat an oil based radiator for just my office and turn down the gas based central heating to about 15.5C for the rest of the house. But since my wife and kid are...

    Generally I use electricity to heat an oil based radiator for just my office and turn down the gas based central heating to about 15.5C for the rest of the house. But since my wife and kid are home during the day right now it's set to 19C all the time. Normally wouldn't run the radiator at that temp, I'll probably have to turn off Folding come summer as I don't have central AC.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Folding at Home: Team Tildes information in ~comp

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    I got my passkey when I started my user for this team, took about 10 minutes for the email to come through.

    I got my passkey when I started my user for this team, took about 10 minutes for the email to come through.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Folding at Home: Team Tildes information in ~comp

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    Nice. Looks like they've also solved whatever issues the stats pages were having, I can consistently get something now.

    Nice. Looks like they've also solved whatever issues the stats pages were having, I can consistently get something now.

    4 votes