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  1. Comment on What do you use your extra mouse buttons for? in ~talk

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    Just did it. Just the thumb buttons: previous or next song With ctrl pressed: play/pause and stop With shift pressed: volume up and down

    Just did it.

    Just the thumb buttons: previous or next song
    With ctrl pressed: play/pause and stop
    With shift pressed: volume up and down

  2. Comment on What do you use your extra mouse buttons for? in ~talk

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    Mine has a DPI button near the scroll wheel and two lateral buttons to click with the thumb. I just disabled it because I rarely use the mouse, but I'm thinking now to map to something. Page Up...

    Mine has a DPI button near the scroll wheel and two lateral buttons to click with the thumb. I just disabled it because I rarely use the mouse, but I'm thinking now to map to something.

    Page Up and Down for me is the spacebar (shift + spacebar for page up).

  3. Comment on What is something that you consider a "necessary evil"? in ~talk

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    I understand your point and i'm not saying you are wrong, i'm just saying it happens. As it happened with the bank here in Brazil (that i linked the article). The data was sold to third parties...

    I understand your point and i'm not saying you are wrong, i'm just saying it happens. As it happened with the bank here in Brazil (that i linked the article). The data was sold to third parties and used for criminal purposes.

    The only point i made is that the "most well secure data" and "esoteric storage format" is just "faith". You don't really know that and there are chances that it is not that esoteric at all, since, like i said, Facebook was storing passwords in plain text.

    It just needs to happen one time.

    Google and Facebook are huge companies, but they are all people.

    It will probably never happen. There are a lot of ifs in life, but i still try to prevent. I don't go walk in a storm even if the odds are small.

    A employer probably doesn't care, but maybe some bully might. Who knows. It depends on the person.

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  4. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    Thanks! Just got it for free!

    Thanks! Just got it for free!

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  5. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    Thanks! I'll check those resources.

    Thanks! I'll check those resources.

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  6. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    I'm a beginner at programming, but seasoned linux user (17 years at least, i'm 34yo today). I can output bash scripts for my needs easily. I decided to finally learn some programming. I should...

    I'm a beginner at programming, but seasoned linux user (17 years at least, i'm 34yo today). I can output bash scripts for my needs easily.

    I decided to finally learn some programming. I should have started earlier, but i didn't have any interest.

    I decided to start with a more modern language and chose Go. I got an udemy course and learned it pretty well until i started messing with loops inside of multi dimensional arrays, parsing texts and replacing words. My head went spinning and i was just going along with the classes without understanding what i was doing at that point.

    Corona came and i just stopped. I decided to come back this week and try Python because it is an easier language and i will have more use for it right now since i don't have big ideas. I just want to implement some automation in my desktop so instead of using bash i can try with Python and learn more about programming (and who knows, Python has several jobs so maybe i can freelance a little).

    It's going well, but even if i'm not a programmer, coming from Go i think Python does a lot of things with just one command that i feel like i'm being fooled.

    Don't know if i'm using the right word, but i feel like i'm programming with training wheels.

    In Go, if i needed to mess inside an array i would loop and find something there. It was not easy for a beginner, but i could understand that it was going through things because i told it to do. In Python, it looks just like magic to me.

    It's not a question per se, just a thought i am having while learning Python. I think Python is good and i'll keep learning, but i think i'll try Go again after that.

    I like the error handling in Go too. Hope there is something similar in Python.

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  7. Comment on Should I give up from programming? in ~talk

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    Better not. If you want to learn programming, keep at it. I'm 34 and from Brazil too. I've been using Linux for so many years (since i was 17 i think) that if i started when i first used, i would...

    Better not. If you want to learn programming, keep at it.

    I'm 34 and from Brazil too. I've been using Linux for so many years (since i was 17 i think) that if i started when i first used, i would be a hell of a programmer today and probably better employed (not that i'm doing bad, but i work in another field: government job).

    I can spit bash scripts fast just fine. My workflow is basically a bunch of them working together, and i thought programming would not be that hard and started with Go. I wanted a more modern language.

    In the beginning it was a breeze, i am almost at the end of the course, but when it starts looping through multi dimensional arrays, parsing text files and searching for words, my brain starts to melt.

    I was doing something, but i couldn't understand anymore what i was doing.

    I decided to take a step back and am learning Python now. Because at least with python i can write scripts to do small tasks just like with bash and put things to use. I couldn't come up with something i wanted to do with Go.

    So, i'm starting to learn Python with the goal of writing a web scraper to monitor some forums i use to search for sales of a product i want, but don't really need right now. I don't want to visit the forums every day and look at the topics to find what i want. So i think i could easily do this with Python (i could do with bash, curl, etc) and feel more accomplished.

    Learning programming like learning math is not very good. Having a goal project makes it better i think.

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  8. Comment on Today, in Brazil, I was hit by a car. I'm so grateful we have universal healthcare in ~talk

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    Só vi agora o tópico. Como ta a recuperação? Melhoras!

    Só vi agora o tópico. Como ta a recuperação? Melhoras!

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Tips for falling asleep in ~talk

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    Kindle Paperwhite is my sleeping pill. I bought a cover that keeps it on the side, i lay on my side and start reading it. 15 minutes top i'm sleeping. I used to have a lot of trouble sleeping.

    Kindle Paperwhite is my sleeping pill. I bought a cover that keeps it on the side, i lay on my side and start reading it. 15 minutes top i'm sleeping.

    I used to have a lot of trouble sleeping.

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  10. Comment on What is something that you consider a "necessary evil"? in ~talk

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    I don't think we will see eye to eye on this because we simply value this differently. Like you said, you don't care if people know things about you. I care. A company won't hire me if they know...

    I don't think we will see eye to eye on this because we simply value this differently. Like you said, you don't care if people know things about you. I care.

    A company won't hire me if they know i'm depressed or suicidal. And i stay unemployed and the depression takes hold. Without a job, i don't have money or coverage to get help here in Brazil.

    Since privacy configs in phones and services are not optional (and those that are are opt out and hidden away), most people won't ever do anything about it and they don't even know that it's happening.

    The example of Facebook storing passwords in plain text is just to show that when they say they keep things secure, you can't know for sure.

    Not long ago a bank here in Brazil had a lot of data from accounts stolen. It was a bank and not secure at all. One could argue that the bank needs this because it's literally the only way they make money (in the case of this bank it is). And it happened anyway.

    I know facebook or google safeguard those things, but i really don't know. I just assume.

  11. Comment on What is something that you consider a "necessary evil"? in ~talk

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    I side with the people who value privacy in this debate, but don't wish to engage too much due to being tired talking about this. Anyway, just to give an example of creepy behaviour that happens...

    I side with the people who value privacy in this debate, but don't wish to engage too much due to being tired talking about this.

    Anyway, just to give an example of creepy behaviour that happens to my SO and her brother a lot of times.

    We are talking about something in person and when her brother picked up and unlocked the phone, the advertisements and suggestions were exactly about what we were talking.

    Even if you find a way to disable those things, they never really turn off. It's a black box, there is no way to know.

    I care about this and saw what data theft did to some people recently in my country. I surely don't want people (specially my employer) knowing if I buy BSDM stuff, talk about suicide or what medications i buy.

    Remember, Facebook stored passwords in plain text.

  12. Comment on What is something that you consider a "necessary evil"? in ~talk

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    That's nuts. The first thing I did when my job changed was renting a place nearby so I could walk. 10 minutes distance I say confidently that living this close to work, gym and the supermarket and...

    That's nuts. The first thing I did when my job changed was renting a place nearby so I could walk. 10 minutes distance

    I say confidently that living this close to work, gym and the supermarket and being car free was a huge quality of life boost for me.

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  13. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I bought a kettlebell and it's cool. I bought a 24 kg one and i'm having a hard time learning the Clean, but other exercises are nice to do. There are a lot of circuits you can do and kettlebell...

    I bought a kettlebell and it's cool. I bought a 24 kg one and i'm having a hard time learning the Clean, but other exercises are nice to do. There are a lot of circuits you can do and kettlebell swings are really good for conditioning and working your posterior chain.

    I recommend starting with 16 kg.

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  14. Comment on Do you (still) use IRC? in ~tech

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    I tried recently. Installed and configured weechat, joined #voidlinux and other channels on freenode, but it was meh. I don't have much to talk about and when i have i prefer sites like here or...

    I tried recently. Installed and configured weechat, joined #voidlinux and other channels on freenode, but it was meh. I don't have much to talk about and when i have i prefer sites like here or other forums because the discussions lasts longer. The talking on IRC are too short and fast paced.

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  15. Comment on I need a new phone. Can anyone recommend me a replacement? in ~tech

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    Don't know if it's available where you are, but my Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite is the best phone I ever had. Battery still lasts 2 days after a year. The camera takes night pictures without flash that are so...

    Don't know if it's available where you are, but my Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite is the best phone I ever had.

    Battery still lasts 2 days after a year. The camera takes night pictures without flash that are so clear and beautiful and performance is really good.

    The downside is that it comes with some Xiaomi bloataware, but it's easily removed via ADB.

    The only reason I don't root it is because of the camera. It would lose the superb quality.

    Since it's not a new model anymore, it should be cheaper.

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  16. Comment on What are three things you wanna do once the pandemic is over? in ~talk

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    I bought a kettlebell and am working out more focused on conditioning right now.

    I bought a kettlebell and am working out more focused on conditioning right now.

  17. Comment on What are three things you wanna do once the pandemic is over? in ~talk

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    Bench and squat Go to a bar and see live music
    • Bench and squat
    • Go to a bar and see live music
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  18. Comment on Got any new electronics? Tell me about them! in ~talk

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    Here it is: 3669-4450-4351

    Here it is: 3669-4450-4351

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  19. Comment on Got any new electronics? Tell me about them! in ~talk

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    I think i sent you a friend request.

    I think i sent you a friend request.

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  20. Comment on Got any new electronics? Tell me about them! in ~talk

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    Yeah, i was reading about unblocked Switchs and it seems too much work. I'll get familiar with the console for some days and shoot some questions to you about going online. But just a quickie....

    Yeah, i was reading about unblocked Switchs and it seems too much work.

    I'll get familiar with the console for some days and shoot some questions to you about going online.

    But just a quickie. This means we both can play online directly and the only thing i shouldn't do is connect to Nintendo servers and online shop?

    1 vote