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  1. Comment on rust_walker: asynchronous randomized large filesystem explorer in Rust in ~comp

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    Nice code! It looks really tidy and understandable. I didn't even know that you can name loops in Rust. I really like this one.

    Nice code! It looks really tidy and understandable. I didn't even know that you can name loops in Rust.

    I really like this one.

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  2. Comment on Government of Czech Republic adopted tracking of infected individuals via cellular networks in ~health.coronavirus

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    Original article (Czech): idnes.cz Original title: Technology against coronavirus. The government has adopted faster tracing of the infected. The other news; which I didn't see covered in any...

    Original article (Czech): idnes.cz

    Original title: Technology against coronavirus. The government has adopted faster tracing of the infected.

    The other news; which I didn't see covered in any media so far, but our prime minister said earlier today; was tracking people who came from Italy and other infected foreign countries. The goverment figured out, thanks to location and banking data, that 46% of quarantined people broke the quarantine.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 21 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Not much changed since I posted last time. Czech republic, 11M, 925 infected, 4 cured. data On the positive side, Seznam.cz, one of the biggest internet companies here, and company that made...

    Not much changed since I posted last time.

    Czech republic, 11M, 925 infected, 4 cured. data

    On the positive side, Seznam.cz, one of the biggest internet companies here, and company that made Mapy.cz, one fo the most popular map application here, added opt-in feature into their app. This stores all user's location data and promises to alert people who they determine came into contact with someone infected. They promised (a lot, they put a lot of emphasis on that) to delete all location data when the epidemic ends. This looks like a really cool feature to me.

    And people are absolutely OK with wearing masks. Everyone has them now. A bit surprising, considering Slovak PM spent like two minutes of his speech telling people not to make fun of people in masks, and we're absolutely fine with this.

    However, after our government used location data from phone carriers to track people who met infected ones (without even an option to opt-out), our prime minister said (literally two or three minutes ago), that according to location data and bank transactions, 46% of people in quarantine went out to a shop at least once. It just sounds scary that they can get this information on such a massive scale relatively easily. At least I know that if I ever plan to do something illegal, I have to leave my phone at home.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 20 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Czech republic (Population: 11M). Two days ago, I posted about us having about 470 cases. In two days, this number doubled to 833. Source This is scary. The number of cases per day was slowing...

    Czech republic (Population: 11M). Two days ago, I posted about us having about 470 cases. In two days, this number doubled to 833. Source

    This is scary. The number of cases per day was slowing down, even though each day we tested more people than the previous one (about 2K tests per day right now). And out of nothing this jump. I though it was slowing down, but it hasn't even started.

    At least our government seems competent for once. The things they did make sense by now, even though I thought they were unnecessarily harsh, they knew what they were doing. And we got a shitton of health material and tests from China. And fourth person in our country just got cured.

    When I went to shop, there was everything, nothing was missing. I didn't notice anything out of ordinary, except for all the people keeping their distance and wearing surgical masks. There even weren't more people than pre-corona, everything was stocked and people seemed to buy normal number of items. I didn't see any hoarders so far.

    On a positive note, I went to a forest. There were quite a few people, it looked like the whole city went to forests and parks. You know, first spring day, and the weather was great. In about a hour, rain started which lasted about 7 hours. Most of the people disappeared after it started raining, so I was about four hours in forest, completely by myself. It was really peaceful and refreshing, as I wasn't able to go out in last two days at all. I really needed a walk in the nature by then. There were so many beautiful birds in there, sitting few meters away from me. I think I've never seen so many birds from such a close distance.

    7 votes
  5. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - March 18 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Czech republic - we have complete lockdown since the start of week, but thankfully we can still go to forest and parks, which is a godsend. I don't know what we would do if we had to stay at home...

    Czech republic - we have complete lockdown since the start of week, but thankfully we can still go to forest and parks, which is a godsend. I don't know what we would do if we had to stay at home all the time. This way we can still enjoy forests, assuming one stays far enough from everyone else.

    Infected count growth

    What is interesting is that government uses phone location data, from cell phone carriers, to track down where infected people went and who them met. Cool usage, but it surprised me a little that we can get location data of any people in our country without problem, almost immediately. It's justified in this case, but it just feels weird to me.

    Edit: The case number report was moved here.

    9 votes
  6. Comment on What's the coronavirus like where you are? in ~health.coronavirus

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    Oh hello Tygrak, nice to see you again. When they announced they were restricting free movement, I was scared that it’ll look like in the game This War of Mine, but as it is, it’s completely...

    Oh hello Tygrak, nice to see you again.

    When they announced they were restricting free movement, I was scared that it’ll look like in the game This War of Mine, but as it is, it’s completely unenforceable and has very small effect. Police is even banned to do traffic controls, altough I have no idea if that extends to normal in person checks as well.

    The restrictions are actually quite mild as well, it has the same effect as simply banning all events.

    I know about the law he tried to pass, and I’m just... angry, but not even that much surprised.

    We know nothing about Maturita. I personally think so, as the first part of exams is scheduled in three weeks. I do not believe we will handle this in time. But we have no guarantee yet.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on What's the coronavirus like where you are? in ~health.coronavirus

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    I get why they close bars, restaurants, pubs. But I don't think closing schools was a good idea. IMO this endangers the most vulnerable part of population, because grandparents are those who are...

    I get why they close bars, restaurants, pubs. But I don't think closing schools was a good idea. IMO this endangers the most vulnerable part of population, because grandparents are those who are going to look after young kids when their parents have to work. I'd have no issue if this ban wasn't targeted at young children, but this brings more risk than reward.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What's the coronavirus like where you are? in ~health.coronavirus

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    Czech republic, 214 cases out of 4065 tested, first infected on 2020-03-01. The reaction here was... scary. When we reached about 30 infected (that's 0.000003% of our population), all schools were...

    Czech republic, 214 cases out of 4065 tested, first infected on 2020-03-01.

    The reaction here was... scary. When we reached about 30 infected (that's 0.000003% of our population), all schools were closed and all events over 100 people were banned. Everyone made fun of our government that they overreact. Two days ago, they banned all public places - such as pubs, cinemas, libraries, etc - except for certain shops and banned all events over 30 people. Yesterday, they closed our borders. Today, there will be meeting in about 4 hours when they'll decide whether to issue nation-wide quarantine.

    I'm angry about the school closing. Yes, it's scary, I get it. But I think that what they do is too much. I know, I'm the part of population that's extremely unlikely to get harmed by it, but still. I was about to have an equivalent of high school graduation in few months, which includes large and scary tests over everything I learned in past 8 years. And then they decide to close schools. I get why they are scared, but IMO, closing schools means that while we meet fewer people, we meet much more diversified set of people. And what about parents that can't work from home with young children? The people who will care about those children will be the elderly, which is the most endangered demographic. Why not make school optional, or at least allow people who are about to graduate to have classes in there. We still meet and learn together, but instead of school, where we have all the equipment we need, we meet in pubs and libraries. Which is much worse from every perspective in my opinion.

    Other than that, I stay at home pretty much all the time and try to learn over the internet (which is sooo annoying and much harder) or meet with friends. The global school closing achieved that pretty much everyone has time, so I can meet with people from the other end of our country easily. Those are people that I see twice a year, and I'm not going to give this up because of few hundred cases in our whole nation, and most people I know do the same. General population in my age views this as an inconvenient illness, not a dangerous pandemic that will kill everyone they love. And they are angry at the government for being this radical this early.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What Tildes statistics would you be interested in seeing? in ~tildes

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    Number of users posting at least one comment/post in a timeframe (say a week)?

    Number of users posting at least one comment/post in a timeframe (say a week)?

    8 votes
  10. Comment on Hosting my own Tildes in ~tildes

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    Try to look into logs, everything should be there. You might be able to see in which part of the source code is the issue. After examining source code, you should be able to understand what went...

    Try to look into logs, everything should be there. You might be able to see in which part of the source code is the issue. After examining source code, you should be able to understand what went wrong and how to fix it.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Australian Federal Court orders Google to turn over identifying information of user who left negative review for Melbourne dentist. in ~tech

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    This is absurd. Dentist forcing company to turn over customer info so he can sue them for bad review? What’s the point of reviews then? Google seems to have disabled reviews for now on his office:...

    This is absurd. Dentist forcing company to turn over customer info so he can sue them for bad review? What’s the point of reviews then?

    Google seems to have disabled reviews for now on his office: gmaps link. All I could find about the review was from BBC:

    He claimed user CBsm 23 had damaged his business by telling others to "STAY AWAY" from a procedure criticised as "extremely awkward and uncomfortable".

    This is just absurd.

    They've defamed my client. He's lost thousands and thousands of dollars.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Close Your Open Tabs - Sometimes, information overload has its limits. in ~tech

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    Would you mind sharing your userchrome? It looks really good :)

    Would you mind sharing your userchrome? It looks really good :)

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    KDE released a video about Plasma, suggesting Windows 7 users to try Linux.

    KDE released a video about Plasma, suggesting Windows 7 users to try Linux.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on If you could delete one website from the internet which one would you delete in ~talk

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    Could you elaborate on this? Especially since you received Exemplary tag so apparently many people agree with you a lot. I’d like to hear why would you delete it.

    Could you elaborate on this? Especially since you received Exemplary tag so apparently many people agree with you a lot. I’d like to hear why would you delete it.

    2 votes
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  16. Comment on What's your screenshotting tool of choice, and why? in ~comp

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    Flameshot looks really nice! Thanks, I just replaced Gnome Screenshots. The annotation looks really great.

    Flameshot looks really nice! Thanks, I just replaced Gnome Screenshots. The annotation looks really great.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What's your screenshotting tool of choice, and why? in ~comp

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    Flameshot when I need to get one part of the screen, otherwise I use main. It's cli tool, but I have custom config that takes screenshot with the PrintScreen key. When I press Shift+PrtScr, the...

    Gnome screenshot Flameshot when I need to get one part of the screen, otherwise I use main.

    It's cli tool, but I have custom config that takes screenshot with the PrintScreen key. When I press Shift+PrtScr, the screenshot is saved into clipboard instead of file. Ctrl+PrtScr finds currently focused window and screenshots only the window. And Shift+Ctrl+PrtScr does both, saving screenshot of currently active window into clipboard.

    5 votes
  18. Why are some of the tags on title page displayed on 2nd row (next to Article), but some of them on the 3rd row (the old tag list)?

    How does this work, why are some tags on separate line? Example: How big are the fires burning in eastern Australia? Interactive map ~news australia · Article: 207 words natural disasters...

    How does this work, why are some tags on separate line?

    Example:


    How big are the fires burning in eastern Australia? Interactive map

    ~news australia · Article: 207 words
    natural disasters bushfires


    The australia tag is next to ~news, not in the tag list below.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Old Mobile Websites? in ~tech

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    Check out their link, it’s actually reddit.com/.mobile

    Check out their link, it’s actually reddit.com/.mobile

    1 vote