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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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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  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Feature request: Just like with votes, disable labels after vote retention period expires

    I think that if we aren't allowed to vote on old topics, we shouldn't be allowed to label them either. Not out of any privacy standpoint, but rather from the fact that this way, people can affect...

    I think that if we aren't allowed to vote on old topics, we shouldn't be allowed to label them either. Not out of any privacy standpoint, but rather from the fact that this way, people can affect ordering of comments even in old topics, which isn't something one would expect to happen. This is potentially confusing, as newcomers to a topic can affect comments even years after.

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

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    I just finished my own client for the AI dungeon 2 game! It's just text RPG, but the story is generated by AI, not by human. I played it and it's really good! Sometimes, the story it generates is...

    I just finished my own client for the AI dungeon 2 game! It's just text RPG, but the story is generated by AI, not by human. I played it and it's really good! Sometimes, the story it generates is just awesome.

    However, if you want to play it on computer, you have to use the google research colab notebook, which is awful for UX and it takes like 10 minutes to load; or their new iphone/android app. The app is great and works flawlessly, but I like typing on my computer.

    So I reverse engineered inferred how to use their API and made CLI client! It actually works pretty well and I'm playing on it right now. And as a bonus, I learnt a lot about http requests and error handling in rust.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on The 2019 Tildes Census in ~tildes

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    And I need to allow the site to send XHR to blockstack.org to even load the form and to azurewebsites.net to send the answer. It would be better if someone with a personal website hacked it...

    And I need to allow the site to send XHR to blockstack.org to even load the form and to azurewebsites.net to send the answer. It would be better if someone with a personal website hacked it together in pure html overnight.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What software or service do you use for blogging? in ~talk

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    I made my own to learn more about awk. It works quite well, considering it was hacked together with pure bash+awk in one night! It powers my website and it works quite well. Now I'm just looking...

    I made my own to learn more about awk. It works quite well, considering it was hacked together with pure bash+awk in one night! It powers my website and it works quite well. Now I'm just looking for good syntax highlighting solution, the one I wrote (and is disabled by default) is buggy and not ready to be put into production.

    But so far, I'm really satisfied with what I turned it into. It handles everything for me, I just write markdown and that's it. I can tag it, and the tags are searchable. Plus I don't need to run real server (just plain html files) and everything (except tag search) is JS-free.

    Updates are just git pull and everything works out of the box. I don't need to install any dependencies, all the tools are already installed on almost all unix distributions. It's lightweight and the CSS isn't bad either. It even supports light/dark theme based on OS preferences.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Tech support request: recovering from hard crashes in Linux in ~tech

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    Did any of the crashes happen when your laptop was charging and didn’t live of battery? Also, can you reproduce the crashes, or does it crash randomly? Do some games work?

    when it crashes, it usually happens early on, shortly after loading the game

    Did any of the crashes happen when your laptop was charging and didn’t live of battery? Also, can you reproduce the crashes, or does it crash randomly? Do some games work?

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Private Internet Access VPN acquired by Kape Technologies for US$127.6 million in ~tech

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    RiseUp was compromised in 2016 by a three-letter agency. They didn’t update and refused to update their canary. They even released this tweet when asked about the canary. It probably doesn’t...

    RiseUp was compromised in 2016 by a three-letter agency. They didn’t update and refused to update their canary.

    They even released this tweet when asked about the canary.

    It probably doesn’t matter for them, but it’s still worth noting.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

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    I'm preparing for my first lecture ever! One of our universities have a math+programming competition for high schoolers, those who are good at it are freed from entry exams. The competition...

    I'm preparing for my first lecture ever!

    One of our universities have a math+programming competition for high schoolers, those who are good at it are freed from entry exams. The competition organizators also hold camp-like meeting twice a year, during which we meet, play games, go to nature, and listen to tons of lectures from professors and students from the university.

    This year, they are low on organizators, and I mentioned that I'd love to have a lecture someday, that I like it and would like to get better at it. It turned out they thought it is a good idea as well, so suddenly I'll be having a short lecture this Saturday!

    I'm really looking forward to this, and I'm quite a bit nervous as well. It'll be my first lecture of this type, and the longest thing I've ever presented, something around 60 minutes.

    It'll be some basics about algorithms and such, so I fear that it'll be boring and complete waste of time for everyone in there. But I guess it's a good experience for me, and I'll be grateful that I did it.

    I hope it will be at least a little bit interesting and I won't completely mess it up.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Some questions about collaborative work being published to YouTube in ~tech

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    There is an option within google account (which is tied to your youtube channel), that lets another person access your account (or part of it if I remember correctly) if you don’t login X...

    There is an option within google account (which is tied to your youtube channel), that lets another person access your account (or part of it if I remember correctly) if you don’t login X months/years in a row. It’s purpose is to allow your family to handle your account after you die.

    Setup Do not trust this link!

    Verify the domain is google.com before doing anything. To be absolutely sure, delete the “google.com” part and write it again. If you clicked the link and didn’t notice wrong domain, I might be able to get into your account if I was a hacker.

    4 votes