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  1. Comment on US virus plan anticipates 18-month pandemic and widespread shortages: The 100-page federal plan laid out a grim prognosis and outlined a response that would activate agencies across the government in ~health.coronavirus

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    I follow the Aix-Marseille labo work for the coronavirus through their youtube channel, and according to Didier Raoult the combination of hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin seems to do wonders to...

    I follow the Aix-Marseille labo work for the coronavirus through their youtube channel, and according to Didier Raoult the combination of hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin seems to do wonders to treat well the virus plus the eventual bacterial complications coming with it.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Life during the outbreak in ~talk

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    For some reassuring thought on the mortality of the virus you might want to watch this video (french only) of Didier Raoult. For not much reassuring thought, this might not be the best political...

    For some reassuring thought on the mortality of the virus you might want to watch this video (french only) of Didier Raoult.
    For not much reassuring thought, this might not be the best political and medical decision doing this confinement.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Where do you get news specifically for your own country? in ~talk

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    For France, I use four main sources: The youtube channel of VU FranceTV, which is a zapping condensing an opinionated view of one day of TV. It often channels through the main TV news shows, and...

    For France, I use four main sources:

    • The youtube channel of VU FranceTV, which is a zapping condensing an opinionated view of one day of TV. It often channels through the main TV news shows, and intercuts them with carefully chosen reaction shot of reality shows which produce a kind of meme reaction.
      As I don't watch TV anymore, it is a small view onto what still broadcast on it, and the day to day news.
      The show has some interesting history behind it:
      It originally came to life as Le Zapping in the unencrypted time slot of a cable TV channel called Canal+, but when a certain Vincent Bolloré came in control of Canal+, the rather good liberty that the teams writing many shows in the whole channel caused problems for him. So this show (and some others, the french wikipedia article on him is way more complete) was removed from the channel. It moved into the French government baked channel group of France Télévisions. Which to this day for this show in particular has been a re-gain in liberty for the writing team and producer Patrick Menais

    • The youtube channel of Médiapart, its the free channel of the paywalled news website Médiapart. Its a fully independent (meaning payed only by the subscriptions of its readers, no ads, no partners).
      The website does not interest me very much as I don't like to read articles narrated by one journalist small or big.
      But the channel has long-format set like shows with one journalist and always at least two person discussing deeper into a subject either for a book release of one of the interviewee, or for a big politic event such as the recent protests against the retirement reform. It's a very good way to get an handle of what's happening in the country as you will hear voices that are not present in the classical news outlets, and I feel its very important that we, as a spectator, hear their voices directly even through the shaky system of set-like show with several speakers. (As opposed to through the summarized view of one journalist's writing).
      It has also the leftist weekly reactionary show "Ouvrez les guillemets" ran by a "famous" french internet personality Usul which can be refreshing in this naturally right-winged world.

    • The long-format show of Arrêt-sur-Images, as with Médiapart, its an paywalled news website, fully independent with no ads and no partners. As the literal translation suggests: freeze frame, and figurative translation: step-by-step analysis, its more a meta analysis of the media treatment of a specific subject. It generally has some very good speakers either from the medias themselves, or from knowledgeable persons for the subject to construct a discussion with different point of views.
      Generally its a very good news source to have some more constructed point of view on a given subject, as there is more time to go into details and constantly show many recurrent problems of current media landscapes.

    • Again a long-format, the youtube channel Thinkerview, a self-described leftist and hacker-issued think tank. Fully independent but not paywalled, financed only by tipeee (patreon like). It consists of a long (1h-2h) interview with one (rarely two) person. As their main angle is geopolitical, their subjects tends to be more global rather than concerning only the France, but there are many interview linked to France politics. Again their interviewees are mostly non-existent on classical media, and the depth they can go into makes this channel a good way to have more constructed views onto a subject.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on Eurovision Song Contest 2020 – The Nordic countries have now all made their decisions and picked the acts that they are sending to Rotterdam in May in ~music

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    It makes me think a lot of parcels, their first full album in particular: youtube playlist deezer spotify apple music (you should definitely listen to their EP deezer, spotify, apple, soundcloud)...

    It makes me think a lot of parcels, their first full album in particular:
    youtube playlist
    deezer
    spotify
    apple music
    (you should definitely listen to their EP deezer, spotify, apple, soundcloud)
    But every thing at eurovision feels like a subpar version of something I already know well, and this is no exception. But at least it feels a little bit more "original" for eurovision standard

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    You might want to try either NG+ and do the shura ending, or in simple NG. There is a good enough challenge in the two cases, and you might like to do the two bosses you couldn't do without doing...

    You might want to try either NG+ and do the shura ending, or in simple NG.
    There is a good enough challenge in the two cases, and you might like to do the two bosses you couldn't do without doing the shura ending, while doing all the bosses necessary to access it in a kind of speedrun mindset way.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Scroll: a subscription service partnered with major websites that removes ads and many trackers, and pays sites based on your usage in ~tech

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    So in my understanding I would have to enable third party cookies to be able to sign in into scroll through another website ? Hmm this is a difficult prerequisite to accept... I have many other...

    How does it work?

    Scroll isn’t a browser extension and you don’t just get the Scroll experience in our app. Scroll integrates directly into sites so that they can always recognize you and deliver a Scroll-enabled experience. Once you’re logged in to Scroll in a browser, you’ll automatically get the experience of a better internet.

    So in my understanding I would have to enable third party cookies to be able to sign in into scroll through another website ? Hmm this is a difficult prerequisite to accept...
    I have many other reasons to not subscribe to such service, but this implementation is simply at a technical level against good practices countering bad behavior of ads networks

    4 votes
  7. Comment on A software engineer's advice for saving social media: keep it small in ~tech

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    Every time this subject is put on the table, I feel a disconnect with my usage. I am very pleased of my feed on twitter because I manly follow musicians, artists, gamedevs, and humorists. I...

    Every time this subject is put on the table, I feel a disconnect with my usage.
    I am very pleased of my feed on twitter because I manly follow musicians, artists, gamedevs, and humorists. I blocked some news outlet to not even a retweet slip through, and I use the feature "Turn off retweets" often for removing low quality content retweeted by many people I follow.
    I keep the following list to a reasonable amount to be able to read all my feed each day. (Any people tweeting more than ~ twice a day is ignored)
    And this makes for a refreshing set of content each time I log in.
    A few people I follow brings thoughtful discussions on topics that "makes the news" on twitter and this is all.
    In my experience twitter is the best social media for my daily usage.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on The End of Indie Web Browsers: You Can (Not) Compete in ~tech

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    Yes exactly, for all my daily navigation on the web I use https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium at work and at home, and I can navigate to all websites I regularly without problem. For...

    Yes exactly, for all my daily navigation on the web I use https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium at work and at home, and I can navigate to all websites I regularly without problem.

    For music you can switch to Deezer for example to not have DRM on their website, I use soundcloud, mixcloud and bandcamp very often too, no problem.
    For videos, vimeo and youtube poses no problem.
    The only websites that uses DRM are the ones too big and too preoccupied by their money like the ones you listed.

    It makes me think of the Denuvo case for games on PC, there is a quite strong niche of people that don't buy any Denuvo protected games (that I kind of partake in), and feels the same thing for this content.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on The Results of the 2019 Census in ~tildes

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    Oh yes I didn't thought of that, it would be cool yes, as it touches everyone that use tildes it would make sense to pin them for a longer time, maybe something that could be editable by the...

    Oh yes I didn't thought of that, it would be cool yes, as it touches everyone that use tildes it would make sense to pin them for a longer time, maybe something that could be editable by the poster as some topics would not need a long time of "pinning"

    1 vote
  10. Comment on The Results of the 2019 Census in ~tildes

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    The timing for the survey was bad I think, even more so the window to respond. I think quite a lot of people has not checked on tildes for all the Christmas and new year period (myself included)...

    The timing for the survey was bad I think, even more so the window to respond.
    I think quite a lot of people has not checked on tildes for all the Christmas and new year period (myself included) and so you got mostly the ones that check quite regularly the site
    I would have loved to have participated :(

    9 votes
  11. Comment on The Results of the 2019 Census in ~tildes

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    I'm a little bit sad to not being able to participate as I joined in the middle of this year :,( I never check on tildes on holidays / weekends and not work related times I may be alone in this...

    I'm a little bit sad to not being able to participate as I joined in the middle of this year :,(
    I never check on tildes on holidays / weekends and not work related times
    I may be alone in this case, but I think a census where the participations are open all December might attract responses from much more people.

    When it comes to Tildes specifically, y'all need to chill out. Most people who answered the census visit Tildes multiple times a day, like the content here doesn't even move that quickly? WHAT ARE YOU ALL DOING? IS THERE SOME SECRET CULT I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?If it's a LSD cult I'm totes in lads.

    This might be actually tied to what I said, you might had responses only from the small group of tildes users who checks the site very regularly

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Twitter stock plunges 20% as company blames ad-targeting problems for earnings miss in ~finance

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    For anyone that is considering unchecking every one of them manually, consider doing a F12 on this page, and pasting this code in the console: Array.from(document.getElementsByTagName('input'))...

    For anyone that is considering unchecking every one of them manually, consider doing a F12 on this page, and pasting this code in the console:

    Array.from(document.getElementsByTagName('input'))
       .filter(el => el.getAttribute('checked') !== null)
       .forEach((el,i) => setTimeout(() => el.click(), i * 10))
    

    Twitter hopes that you will not insist in doing so by responding to most of the requests by a 500 HTTP status code, meaning they have not processed correctly your request, but they will nethertheless display the list as unchecked. You must refresh the page to be sure of the result.

    I repeated this process 3-4 times and they have finally processed it

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Twitter stock plunges 20% as company blames ad-targeting problems for earnings miss in ~finance

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    You can see what keywords twitter attach to you here (assuming you're connected): https://twitter.com/settings/your_twitter_data/twitter_interests This might have some insight on why this...

    You can see what keywords twitter attach to you here (assuming you're connected): https://twitter.com/settings/your_twitter_data/twitter_interests

    This might have some insight on why this specific.

    But from my own experience, the ads are not targeted by what you post, but more on who you follow and I think more importantly on what tweet you "engage with", and for someone that don't replies neither like or retweet, this will be based more on what tweet you clicked on to have more details (replies, image in full, etc..)

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Air ticket booking site uses Math.random for "38 people are looking at this right now" UX dark pattern in ~tech

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    No github to see the source of the extension, the team behind it is proposing online marketing to other businesses, and the homepage of website linked to the extension is using googletagmanager....

    No github to see the source of the extension, the team behind it is proposing online marketing to other businesses, and the homepage of website linked to the extension is using googletagmanager.

    So I would be suspicious of it before installing it

    11 votes
  15. Comment on I dare you to try OpenStreetMap! in ~tech

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    If you used the same kind of service as this one: https://download.geofabrik.de (which downloads the whole database of openstreetmap for a region you select). You can then use a tool like osmium...

    If you used the same kind of service as this one: https://download.geofabrik.de (which downloads the whole database of openstreetmap for a region you select).
    You can then use a tool like osmium (github repo here) to extract what you want through the tag system of open street map (You can see which tag has every node/way/feature via the Query Features on openstreetmap like this), and use the same osmium tool to convert the file to a more javascript friendly format such as .geojson

    2 votes
  16. Comment on What keyboard shortcut was a game changer for you? in ~tech

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    My bad, this is indeed the correct ones. I forgot to translate some keys from my french keyboard in english. For something I use every day, it is difficult to remember that the name of these are...

    My bad, this is indeed the correct ones.

    I forgot to translate some keys from my french keyboard in english. For something I use every day, it is difficult to remember that the name of these are not international ones.

    Thank you to precise the correct ones directly !

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What keyboard shortcut was a game changer for you? in ~tech

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    This is not particularly changing life ones, because I did not find out one shorcut that really change the way I use a computer, but rather the whole set of shortcuts that I try to extend when I...

    This is not particularly changing life ones, because I did not find out one shorcut that really change the way I use a computer, but rather the whole set of shortcuts that I try to extend when I find some repetitive actions that I do a lot with my mouse, but want to do with the keyboard.

    Any text input:

    • Ctrl + Z: Undo
    • (Windows) Ctrl + Shift + Z: Redo
    • (Linux) Ctrl + Y: Redo
    • Ctrl + A: Selects all text
    • Ctrl + ←: Move cursor to beginning of current word
    • Ctrl + →: Move cursor to ending of current word
    • Shift + Ctrl + ←: Move cursor and selection to beginning of current word
    • Shift + Ctrl + ←: Move cursor and selection to ending of current word
    • Home: Move cursor to beginning of current line
    • Shift + Home: Move cursor and selection to beginning of current line
    • End: Move cursor to ending of current line
    • Shift + End: Move cursor and selection ending of current line
    • Ctrl + Home: Move cursor to beginning of file
    • Ctrl + Shift + Home: Move cursor and selection to beginning of file
    • Ctrl + End: Move cursor to ending of file
    • Ctrl + Shift + End: Move cursor and selection to ending of file

    Any Browser:

    • Ctrl + T: Open a new tab
    • Ctrl + Shift + T: Open last closed tab
    • Ctrl + W: Close current tab
    • Ctrl + Shift + W: Close current window
    • Ctrl + Tab: Go to next (right) tab
    • Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Go to previous (left) tab
    • Ctrl + H: Open history
    • Alt + Left: Go back in history of a tab (previous url)
    • Alt + Right: Go forward in history of a tab (next url)
    • Ctrl + N: Open a new window
    • Ctrl + Shift + N: Open a new incognito window

    File Browser: You might want to test if yours supports some shorcuts like browser ones, mine as some useful ones, like the history and tabs navigation ones

    • Shift + Del: Definitively delete a file/folder directly (without going to bin before)
    • F2: Rename currently selected file/folder
    • Backspace: Go back in history (like the old browser shortcut)

    Many video players (including youtube):

    • : Go 5/10/30* seconds forward (*depending on player)
    • : Go 5/10/30* seconds backwards (*depending on player)
    • ;: Go to next frame
    • ,: Go to last frame

    When you have virtual desktops (mine is Ubuntu 16.04's Gnome one)

    • Ctrl + Alt + (←|→|↑|↑ ): Moves to virtual desktop in the direction of the arrow (this one might be a game changer, as it's just so much better for multitasking)
    • Shift + Ctrl + Alt + (←|→|↑|↑ ): Moves currently focused window to the virtual desktop in the direction of the arrow

    Edit: thanks to the comment from @sandaltree I edited the french names of keys Shift and Orig

    6 votes
  18. Comment on Android Q is officially named Android 10 in ~tech

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    It has been re-enabled in LineageOS : https://lineageos.org/Changelog-23/

    It has been re-enabled in LineageOS : https://lineageos.org/Changelog-23/

    Expanded quick settings are back
    Detailed views for the following tiles are available: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mobile Data, Location, Profiles

    4 votes
  19. Comment on China Is Waging a Disinformation War Against Hong Kong Protesters in ~news

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    What I find very interesting is the similiraties between the way the protests are treated in Hong-Kong and the Gilets Jaunes movements in France. From the media coverage (if I trust this article...

    What I find very interesting is the similiraties between the way the protests are treated in Hong-Kong and the Gilets Jaunes movements in France. From the media coverage (if I trust this article on the propaganda in mainland china) to the police brutality, there is a good amount of similarities.
    We can approach this treatment from a "superior" point of view of our democracies and supposedly free press, but we are not so far from the handling of these movements by China.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I felt all the platforming or even the space-ship driving mechanics with the planets were made to feel the excitement to barely make it through the challenge before needing to rewing in time. Like...

    I felt all the platforming or even the space-ship driving mechanics with the planets were made to feel the excitement to barely make it through the challenge before needing to rewing in time. Like when you learn a bit of info on one planet, that hints you to go to another one to have the following hint, and you know you have so much time to do it, so you push yourself to take the maximum risks to make it through.

    I feel that without this adrenaline, I would have had difficulty returning into the game for small sessions.

    But of course it does not take into account that it will feel disappointing or even a little cheap at some points. There could be a counter argument that this is also to push the player to the resolution of the game instead of trying to "100%" the game at the first playthrough. Because this is clearly not the most enjoyable experience for this one.

    But I hope that they will update their game to include some much needed accessibility options, maybe with the deal they have made with EGS they will have the money and time to spend on such options before they will eventually ship on steam.

    3 votes