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  1. Comment on Utrecht shooting: 'Three dead' after attack on tram in ~news

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    According to official twitter, the main suspect has been arrested.

    According to official twitter, the main suspect has been arrested.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Which OS do you use and how does it look? in ~comp

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    I'm using a relatively simple setup based on OpenSUSE Leap 15.0 and XFCE as desktop environment. I mostly "work" in maximized windows on five virtual desktops, so I don't see my wallpaper (a...

    I'm using a relatively simple setup based on OpenSUSE Leap 15.0 and XFCE as desktop environment. I mostly "work" in maximized windows on five virtual desktops, so I don't see my wallpaper (a color-shifted "Bliss") often. I browse with Firefox, edit with Atom and use fish, xfce4-terminal and Thunar, the latter two because they just work and didn't require any setup.

    Some awesome resources I use are IBM Plex (Sans Condensed for UI, Mono for the terminal and code), Capitaine Cursors and the Monokai colorscheme.

    Small imgur album of the result

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Telegram gets 3M new signups during Facebook apps’ outage in ~tech

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    Disclaimer: I'm not an expert of any sort, just a concerned consumer and would be happy to receive corrections if I got something wrong. If you have concerns about your messages being kept...
    • Exemplary x2

    Disclaimer: I'm not an expert of any sort, just a concerned consumer and would be happy to receive corrections if I got something wrong.
    If you have concerns about your messages being kept private, I'd personally not use Telegram, as it

    • relies on home-brew cryptography, which I understand is far from usual best practices
    • didn't support E2E group chats last time I looked
    • by default didn't use E2E for normal chats the last time I looked
    • has transparency issues (IMO) and was built by the creator of VK, about the russian equivalent facebook

    I currently use Signal, which admittedly has its own issues such as forced registration by phone number, but I'd say it's a more trustworthy piece of software. Matrix is very promising, but it and especially the main "Riot" client still have noticeable UX issues so I'd not recommend them to non-technical people.

    17 votes
  4. Comment on What is your weirdest eating/drinking habit you had as a kid? in ~talk

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    Eating pizza by carefully separating base, different toppings and cheese, and consuming them in order. Did the same with cake, too.

    Eating pizza by carefully separating base, different toppings and cheese, and consuming them in order.
    Did the same with cake, too.

    9 votes
  5. Comment on Prismo, a federated AP-based reddit/HN alternative, opened sign-ups! in ~tech

  6. Comment on ‘I am dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on earth’: A self-proclaimed white nationalist planned a mass terrorist attack, the government says in ~news

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    Thank you for replying in kind. That assertion is mine — although not exclusive to me by far —, I should have specified that. Still, I believe that considering his targets, inspirations (Breivik...

    Thank you for replying in kind.

    That assertion is mine — although not exclusive to me by far —, I should have specified that. Still, I believe that considering his targets, inspirations (Breivik Anders etc.) and own statements, his "cruel, painful vision of the world" can be accurately described as a form of white nationalism.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on ‘I am dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on earth’: A self-proclaimed white nationalist planned a mass terrorist attack, the government says in ~news

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    I'd like to ask for clarification here, because this reads like a pretty hot take to me TBH. From my perspective your comment is really difficult to … charitably interpret, if you will: You seem...

    I'd like to ask for clarification here, because this reads like a pretty hot take to me TBH.

    From my perspective your comment is really difficult to … charitably interpret, if you will: You seem to claim he is abusing white nationalism for violence, while there is no feasible way a white nationalist could pursue his ideology without violence. How is he supposed to reach his self-admitted goals without it? He wasn't just randomly targeting people to kill, to quote the article:

    [T]he government said he had been amassing supplies and weapons since at least 2017, developed a spreadsheet of targets that included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and searched the Internet using phrases such as “best place in dc to see congress people” and “are supreme court justices protected.”

    Hasson developed a spreadsheet of targets that included top Democratic congressional leaders and media personalities. The list includes “JOEY,” what prosecutors say is a reference to former congressman Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.), now of MSNBC; “cortez,” an alleged reference to freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.); and “Sen blumen jew,” presumably about Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).

    Officials with the U.S. attorney’s office in Maryland outlined […] in court documents a man obsessed with neo-fascist and neo-Nazi views.

    “I was and am a man of action you cannot change minds protesting like that. However you can make change with a little focused violence.”

    This doesn't read like mindless violence for the sake of chaos to me, but rather strategic, while delusional, plans of an ideologue.

    Since this obviously isn't what you mean (since it's completely in contradiction to the facts as outlined in the article), what did you mean to express with your comment?

    6 votes
  8. Comment on What's your coming out story? in ~lgbt

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    I assume it's in reference to the Y chromosome.

    I assume it's in reference to the Y chromosome.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Awesome implementation of comment collapsing in ~tildes

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    Uh, am I missing something?

    Uh, am I missing something?

    5 votes
  10. Comment on The long-awaited moment... Dracula theme added! Oh also, the site is publicly visible now (but let's not be too noisy about it yet). in ~tildes.official

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    Unless I'm misunderstanding you: As the site is now public, Google's webcrawler has started to index content here by just visiting and following links. It's unrelated to Chrome or user-specific...

    Unless I'm misunderstanding you: As the site is now public, Google's webcrawler has started to index content here by just visiting and following links. It's unrelated to Chrome or user-specific tracking.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Passwords in ~tildes

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    I'd argue keeping a text file on your computer (hostile access to which would imply a breach of your computer, and therefore anything else, anyway) is incredibly more safe than using a password...

    I'd argue keeping a text file on your computer (hostile access to which would imply a breach of your computer, and therefore anything else, anyway) is incredibly more safe than using a password known to be broken.

    18 votes
  12. Comment on Suggestion: Color the names of new users differently. in ~tildes

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    That definitely would be a nice cosmetic addition! Though it'd be hard to find colours that have good contrast on all five official themes.

    That definitely would be a nice cosmetic addition! Though it'd be hard to find colours that have good contrast on all five official themes.

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  14. Comment on Tildes should not use hard line breaks for line endings in ~tildes

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    Consider creating an issue, and manually removing single linebreaks from your text, for example with a search-and-replace like function. It is currently very annoying to read.

    Consider creating an issue, and manually removing single linebreaks from your text, for example with a search-and-replace like function. It is currently very annoying to read.

    14 votes
  15. Comment on What’s something that you wish more people would inform themselves about? in ~talk

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    Also, if you have a question/aren't sure about something but are too afraid to ask someone, this thread both has an in-depth link in the OP and already some Q&A on LGBTQ+ issues.

    Also, if you have a question/aren't sure about something but are too afraid to ask someone, this thread both has an in-depth link in the OP and already some Q&A on LGBTQ+ issues.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Melbourne Archbishop enlists LGBTI faithful as church tries to reset in ~humanities

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    That's definitely a development in the right direction, though I can see that it'll face opposition from more conservative Catholics, as the article states. Is there an overview article somewhere...

    That's definitely a development in the right direction, though I can see that it'll face opposition from more conservative Catholics, as the article states. Is there an overview article somewhere that summarizes the more progressive elements in churches?

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Scraping Tildes as an exercise and statistics in ~tildes

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    I actually ninja-edited that. Deimos replied here with Malice amounts.

    I actually ninja-edited that. Deimos replied here with Malice amounts.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on If You're Drugged And Raped, The Police May Never Know. Here's Why. in ~misc

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    It is not very aptly named considering BuzzFeed's normal content, I was kinda confused too for the first time. This comes up pretty much every time they're posted though, haha.

    It is not very aptly named considering BuzzFeed's normal content, I was kinda confused too for the first time. This comes up pretty much every time they're posted though, haha.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on Governments Are Spending Billions on Software They Can Get with Freedom in ~tech

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    I am not sure whether your tone is appropriate. Regardless, a blatantly false statement does fit >Comments that don't add anything to the discussion. in my opinion. Edit: OK, it does not. Fair...

    I am not sure whether your tone is appropriate. Regardless, a blatantly false statement does fit

    >Comments that don't add anything to the discussion.

    in my opinion.
    Edit: OK, it does not. Fair point.

    I literally didn't say anything about my opinion on the comment's content, but rather on its presentation and assumed intent, and it is not exactly a charitable interpretation of my words to conclude that I labeled because of disagreement.

    I will not continue discussing this, as this thread already has too many off-topic comments.

    1 vote