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  1. Comment on Meet the covid super-dodgers in ~health.coronavirus

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    Had it last month because I went to a wedding of friends of my girlfriend. Like not even my own friends. I didn’t have any symptoms but I was still bummed (and missed my friends wedding the week...

    Had it last month because I went to a wedding of friends of my girlfriend. Like not even my own friends. I didn’t have any symptoms but I was still bummed (and missed my friends wedding the week after)

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Having been on Android for over a decade, I just got my first iPhone! What should I know? in ~tech

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    If you’re using a Mac or iPad as well, the shared clipboard is very nice. You can also have a tab open on either device, and then open that link on any other device. In the iPhone you have to use...

    If you’re using a Mac or iPad as well, the shared clipboard is very nice. You can also have a tab open on either device, and then open that link on any other device. In the iPhone you have to use the app switcher for that.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on The next (monthly, one-month-long) Linux Upskill Challenge starts this Monday in ~comp

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    This is really cool. Thank you for sharing. I'll try my best to follow it this month too.

    This is really cool. Thank you for sharing. I'll try my best to follow it this month too.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on The uncertain future of ham radio in ~tech

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    I’ve been wondering about that recently (I just started studying to get a ham radio license. As someone who likes to go on remote activities, it would be pretty cool to have access to some...

    To capture the interest of young people, he urges that ham radio give up its century-long focus on person-to-person contacts in favor of activities where human to machine, or machine to machine, communication is the focus

    I’ve been wondering about that recently (I just started studying to get a ham radio license. As someone who likes to go on remote activities, it would be pretty cool to have access to some information in case of an emergency. Like in the middle of the ocean and you injure yourself, or you got bitten by something in the middle of nowhere.

    11 votes
  5. Comment on Happy 4th Birthday, Tildes! in ~tildes

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    Get off my lawn

    Get off my lawn

    4 votes
  6. Comment on YouTube will no longer publicly display the dislike count on videos in ~tech

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    If it doesn’t show, the effect of manipulating other viewers is gone. My app still showed the dislikes 30 minutes ago, luckily I snagged some screenshots to prove my point. Video 1: "50,000 new...

    If it doesn’t show, the effect of manipulating other viewers is gone.

    My app still showed the dislikes 30 minutes ago, luckily I snagged some screenshots to prove my point.

    Video 1: "50,000 new infections: we have to act now- but how?" - 7 hours old - 200 likes, 1300 dislikes

    Video 2: "Covid numbers explode. […]" - 22h old - 200 likes, 800 dislikes

    Video 3: "Corona-Winter: mandatory vaccinations - yes or no?" - 10 hours ago, 860 likes, 950 dislikes.

    Video 4: "corona-Situation in the ICU" 22h ago- 400 likes, 1000 dislikes.

    https://imgur.com/a/yh6rDLl/

    3 votes
  7. Comment on YouTube will no longer publicly display the dislike count on videos in ~tech

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    In Germany, Covid conspiracy theorists disliked every news post reporting on Covid. Organized manipulation to convince people to join their cause… that’s sadly the flip side of showing the dislikes

    In Germany, Covid conspiracy theorists disliked every news post reporting on Covid. Organized manipulation to convince people to join their cause… that’s sadly the flip side of showing the dislikes

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Facebook changes name to Meta: Mark Zuckerberg announces company rebrand as it moves to the metaverse in ~tech

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    Other news (not sure if it’s worth it’s own thread): No more Facebook account requirement for oculus quest soon And GTA:San Andreas was announced for the quest

    Other news (not sure if it’s worth it’s own thread):
    No more Facebook account requirement for oculus quest soon

    And GTA:San Andreas was announced for the quest

    8 votes
  9. Comment on How would you explain your favorite sport to someone that knows nothing about it? in ~talk

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    Spikeball/Roundnet It's like playing volleyball 2vs2, but instead of playing over a net, you smack the ball on a net, so that it bounces. Once you get good at it, it's really fun, and you run...

    Spikeball/Roundnet

    It's like playing volleyball 2vs2, but instead of playing over a net, you smack the ball on a net, so that it bounces. Once you get good at it, it's really fun, and you run around the net like crazy

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Details ($50/year) in ~games

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    I will check if my family plan people want to put some money together for this, but it’sa not pricier than I hoped. I did buy the n64 controller though. Really looking forward to it

    I will check if my family plan people want to put some money together for this, but it’sa not pricier than I hoped. I did buy the n64 controller though. Really looking forward to it

    2 votes
  11. Comment on The entirety of Twitch has reportedly been leaked in ~tech

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    This is a fun week for fuckups of gigantic proportions.

    This is a fun week for fuckups of gigantic proportions.

    28 votes
  12. Comment on Apple / iOS rant in ~tech

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    Only if you know that blue bubble = iMessage and green bubble = textmessage.

    100% transparent.

    Only if you know that blue bubble = iMessage and green bubble = textmessage.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Hands-on with Facebook and Ray-Ban’s first pair of smart glasses in ~tech

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    I wonder how regulations on this will look. I’m from Germany, and we have pretty strong regulations regarding data privacy. I wouldn’t be surprised if these glasses weren’t sold here.

    I wonder how regulations on this will look. I’m from Germany, and we have pretty strong regulations regarding data privacy. I wouldn’t be surprised if these glasses weren’t sold here.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Hands-on with Facebook and Ray-Ban’s first pair of smart glasses in ~tech

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    Facebook releases their first smart glasses. tl;dr: They have microphones, speakers and cameras. No AR functionality. I‘m curious where this will go, especially once facebook releases real AR glasses.

    Facebook releases their first smart glasses.

    tl;dr: They have microphones, speakers and cameras. No AR functionality.

    I‘m curious where this will go, especially once facebook releases real AR glasses.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Elon Musk says Tesla is working on humanoid robots in ~tech

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    oh I missed the "underground shelter" part - my bad. yes, for that it's a good idea. Funny enough, I did work on a robot control VR application during my final year of university. Running fully in...

    oh I missed the "underground shelter" part - my bad.

    yes, for that it's a good idea. Funny enough, I did work on a robot control VR application during my final year of university. Running fully in the browser and using ROS.

    here's the repo

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Elon Musk says Tesla is working on humanoid robots in ~tech

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    I think a rover is much better suited for the task. Especially for space tasks, human controlled is not as great as it is here. Each small command you want to send takes minutes to arrive at the...

    I think a rover is much better suited for the task. Especially for space tasks, human controlled is not as great as it is here. Each small command you want to send takes minutes to arrive at the bot. I think that’s something unsolvable without AI

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Tobacco firm Philip Morris calls for ban on cigarettes within decade in ~health

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    At this point I don’t even care about whether People want to poison themselves with cigarettes anymore. I just get majorly pissed if I can’t avoid it. Here in Germany, you’ll see people smoking on...

    shifting the culture away from smoking.

    At this point I don’t even care about whether People want to poison themselves with cigarettes anymore. I just get majorly pissed if I can’t avoid it. Here in Germany, you’ll see people smoking on outside in restaurants (where you would want to be to avoid covid), at entrances to every building, even if your downstairs neighbor smokes it’s just like: sucks for you, nothing you can do about it.

    Just make smoking unattractive outside, and protect people that don’t want to smoke.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) in ~games

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    Interesting arguments. I was actually looking forward to an upgraded switch. Exclusives to the new version would suck though. But there are some occasions in which the switch could profit of more...

    Interesting arguments. I was actually looking forward to an upgraded switch. Exclusives to the new version would suck though.
    But there are some occasions in which the switch could profit of more power. E.g. the deku forest in breath of the wild

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) in ~games

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    It there was no joycon drift, the switch would be the perfect console in my eyes. There’s some amazing games. The power is enough for me. The portability and the ability to pick it up and put it...

    It there was no joycon drift, the switch would be the perfect console in my eyes.

    There’s some amazing games. The power is enough for me. The portability and the ability to pick it up and put it down are amazing

    3 votes