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  1. Comment on Nitter, JS free interface for Twitter in ~tech

    The-Toon
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    While this is in jest, the Firefox extension Invidition does that. It redirects YouTube and Twitter to a user selected Invidious and Nitter instance respectively.

    While this is in jest, the Firefox extension Invidition does that. It redirects YouTube and Twitter to a user selected Invidious and Nitter instance respectively.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on What are your favourite Space Games? in ~games

    The-Toon
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    Glad to see someone who also enjoys ES! I'm just wondering, but what do you think of Cosmic Frontier: Override? I was looking into playing EV: Nova (and the other EV games) when I found it.

    Glad to see someone who also enjoys ES! I'm just wondering, but what do you think of Cosmic Frontier: Override? I was looking into playing EV: Nova (and the other EV games) when I found it.

  3. Comment on What are your favourite Space Games? in ~games

  4. Comment on Has DuckDuckGo recently started giving you significantly worse results? in ~tech

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    Definitely. For me, it feels like I get results that are too broad or related to my search but not what I asked for.

    Definitely. For me, it feels like I get results that are too broad or related to my search but not what I asked for.

  5. Comment on What are your internet time sinks? in ~talk

    The-Toon
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    Tildes Hacker News Lobste.rs (no invite yet) Reddit (politics, anime, and history). I'm also trying out tilde.club (waiting for an account) and the general tildeverse.
    • Tildes
    • Hacker News
    • Lobste.rs (no invite yet)
    • Reddit (politics, anime, and history).

    I'm also trying out tilde.club (waiting for an account) and the general tildeverse.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Many schools are already closed until the end of the year. So what happens to all those missed classes? in ~life

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    This is an anecdotal hot take, but for American middle school, how much more content were they going to cover? Based on my experience in it, large amounts of content were repeated year from year....

    This is an anecdotal hot take, but for American middle school, how much more content were they going to cover?
    Based on my experience in it, large amounts of content were repeated year from year. I feel that for some of the students, they could easily survive with online school* for the remainder of the year with few negative consequences. This might be the same for elementary school too, but I don't remember enough to comment on it.

    Also, for anybody with experience with transitioning to online school, how long did it take after the shutdown to start online learning and what challenges were faced?
    This is partially addressed in the article, but from a bystanders point of view I felt like the time it was taking to transition — three weeks in the case of my local district — was somewhat long and in the case of my local district, felt haphazard.

    For context, I'm gen z and live in Southern California.

    Footnote

    * This is primarily addressing students with access to online school. I don't know much about the situations of people in districts without the option.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Tildes' "Shop-from-Home" Game Giveaway Event in ~games

    The-Toon
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    Thanks for doing this! I'll take: Analogue: A Hate Story Deployment HIVESWAP: Act 1 (unusual pick)

    Thanks for doing this! I'll take:

    • Analogue: A Hate Story
    • Deployment
    • HIVESWAP: Act 1 (unusual pick)
    2 votes
  8. Comment on Resources for a comprehensive self-education in Computer Sciences in ~comp

  9. Comment on Recommend FLOSS games in ~games

  10. Comment on JPMorgan's Athena has 35 million lines of Python code, and won't be updated to Python 3 in time in ~comp

    The-Toon
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    Maybe they can update Tauthon? It seems to be good for something like this but it doesn't seem to be active anymore.

    Maybe they can update Tauthon? It seems to be good for something like this but it doesn't seem to be active anymore.

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

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    Along with what other people have been saying, I use potato and alarm as simple pomodoro and alarm apps respectively. As for Python programming, I've been playing around with flake8 (with an...

    Along with what other people have been saying, I use potato and alarm as simple pomodoro and alarm apps respectively.

    As for Python programming, I've been playing around with flake8 (with an extension for pydocstyle) and Mypy recently.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Call for volunteers: Techies against COVID-19 in ~comp

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    I'm still a student, but I have a reasonable amount of programming experience so if this gets going I would be happy to help.

    I'm still a student, but I have a reasonable amount of programming experience so if this gets going I would be happy to help.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on As of Python 3.7, dictionary order is guaranteed to be insertion order in ~comp

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    I'm not a experienced programmer, but why does this matter? A large amount of uses are unaffected, and if it does matter it's easy enough to randomize the dictionary. Then again, I don't see why...

    I'm not a experienced programmer, but why does this matter? A large amount of uses are unaffected, and if it does matter it's easy enough to randomize the dictionary. Then again, I don't see why this change was necessary either, with collections.OrderedDict existing.

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

    The-Toon
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    It's meant to be open source, though I haven't gotten around to publishing it on GitHub yet. I'll post it on the latest version of this thread once I get it up.

    It's meant to be open source, though I haven't gotten around to publishing it on GitHub yet. I'll post it on the latest version of this thread once I get it up.

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

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    I'm been working on a program written in Python for creating polls using alternative voting methods. The polls are meant to be accessed in a website served over the local network. It's in a early...

    I'm been working on a program written in Python for creating polls using alternative voting methods. The polls are meant to be accessed in a website served over the local network. It's in a early stage at the moment, though I hope to get the basic version out in a week or two.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on How does voting work in your country? in ~talk

    The-Toon
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    United States Mandatory voting: N Voter registration: Y* (how you get registered varies drastically between states) Required documents for voting: Can't say, other than it's exceedingly varied...

    United States

    • Mandatory voting: N
    • Voter registration: Y* (how you get registered varies drastically between states)
    • Required documents for voting: Can't say, other than it's exceedingly varied
    • Ranked choice: N
    • Minimum age for country leader: 25 in the house, 30 in the Senate, 35 in the US.
    • System: Electing local representatives in the house, representatives for the state in the senate, and electoral college for the president.
    • Significant parties: 2
    • Options for voting: Varies by state
    • Minimum voting age: 18
    • Maximum voting age: N/A
      * No in North Dakota, barring some city elections
      † Except in Maine, some primaries, and some local elections which use ranked choice
      Extra info: Everything varies greatly depending on the state, and everything has minor exceptions which I didn't mention.
    3 votes
  17. Comment on What's one thing you HAVEN'T been able to find online, no matter how hard you tried? in ~talk

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    The game Mission to Planet 429. I played it when I was ~8 and I loved it. I've never been able to find a copy of it online, unfortunately.

    The game Mission to Planet 429. I played it when I was ~8 and I loved it. I've never been able to find a copy of it online, unfortunately.

    7 votes
  18. Comment on What are you doing this week? in ~talk

    The-Toon
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    Personally, I've considered it, but I just decided to block more "unproductive" subreddits and leave the "productive" subreddits.

    Personally, I've considered it, but I just decided to block more "unproductive" subreddits and leave the "productive" subreddits.

    1 vote