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  1. Comment on What cooking techniques need more evidence? in ~food

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    I always heat the pan after adding oil and never had any issues with sticking or anything else

    I always heat the pan after adding oil and never had any issues with sticking or anything else

    4 votes
  2. Comment on I ported thousands of apps to Windows 95 in ~comp

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    If you enjoyed this video, I suggest you check out other videos on MattKC's channel, they're all great and have a similar vibe to this

    If you enjoyed this video, I suggest you check out other videos on MattKC's channel, they're all great and have a similar vibe to this

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Linux Distro Recommendations in ~comp

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    Check out ZorinOS and PopOS. IMO, both are better options than Mint - they have better UI/UX, are more actively developed and have better hardware support (especially PopOS).

    Check out ZorinOS and PopOS. IMO, both are better options than Mint - they have better UI/UX, are more actively developed and have better hardware support (especially PopOS).

    6 votes
  4. Comment on Why are no reasons given when (or even better before) removing a post? in ~tildes

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    Wow, thanks! Last time I searched for this I only managed to find a feature request, didn't know it's already implemented. That's awesome, now I won't have to mindlessly check Tildes all the time

    Wow, thanks! Last time I searched for this I only managed to find a feature request, didn't know it's already implemented.

    That's awesome, now I won't have to mindlessly check Tildes all the time

    5 votes
  5. Comment on [SOLVED] What does the unsubscribe button on Outlook or Apple mail do? in ~tech

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    It isn't legislated, but it will soon become a mandatory requirement by Gmail, so most senders will have to implement it. https://www.xomedia.io/blog/a-deep-dive-into-email-deliverability/

    It isn't legislated, but it will soon become a mandatory requirement by Gmail, so most senders will have to implement it.

    June 1, 2024: Bulk senders must implement a clearly visible one-click unsubscribe in the body of the email message for all commercial and promotional messages

    https://www.xomedia.io/blog/a-deep-dive-into-email-deliverability/

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Why are no reasons given when (or even better before) removing a post? in ~tildes

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    How did you get an RSS feed of Tildes?

    How did you get an RSS feed of Tildes?

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Venting doesn't reduce anger, but doing calming activities does, study finds in ~science

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    Exactly. It's not even an inherently painful emotion - basically no emotions are. Emotional pain is a separate thing that just so happens to sometime come "bundled" with your emotions, and you can...

    anger isn't inherently wrong to feel

    Exactly. It's not even an inherently painful emotion - basically no emotions are. Emotional pain is a separate thing that just so happens to sometime come "bundled" with your emotions, and you can even learn to control your emotional pain separately from emotions themselves.

    I can enjoy anger, sadness, or anything else without feeling bad, and I can want to continue feeling the same way without wanting to calm down.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Venting doesn't reduce anger, but doing calming activities does, study finds in ~science

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    When I'm angry and I vent to someone, I usually don't do it because I want the anger to go away. I'm pretty good at controlling my emotions, and if I wanted to calm down, I could've just done that...

    When I'm angry and I vent to someone, I usually don't do it because I want the anger to go away. I'm pretty good at controlling my emotions, and if I wanted to calm down, I could've just done that myself. I usually vent for the opposite reason - I want to feel the anger, completely live through it, fully understand what I'm angry about and how to put it to words, have someone else validate my feelings. Same thing applies to other emotions (eg. sadness) and other activities (screaming, punching a pillow, etc.) I often read those articles about how those actions don't calm you down, and yeah, they don't, but is "calming down" really what people are trying to achieve when doing those things?

    9 votes
  9. Comment on What email client do you use? in ~tech

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    On my phone I'm using K-9 Mail. I rarely access email on my computer, so I use a simple terminal-based client for that (aerc).

    On my phone I'm using K-9 Mail. I rarely access email on my computer, so I use a simple terminal-based client for that (aerc).

  10. Comment on Windscribe is introducing a new policy change in ~tech

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    Is this a real policy change or just an April Fool's joke?

    Is this a real policy change or just an April Fool's joke?

    5 votes
  11. I can't cry for some reason

    The last time I cried was probably like 3 years ago. I have no idea why. I know that not being able to cry can be a result of depression, or some sort of trauma, or having to suppress your...

    The last time I cried was probably like 3 years ago. I have no idea why. I know that not being able to cry can be a result of depression, or some sort of trauma, or having to suppress your emotions for a long time - but I never experienced any of that. I just suddenly stopped being able to cry and it sucks because crying is a great emotional outlet and sometimes I really feel like I want to cry but just can't for some reason.

    Has anyone else dealt with the same thing?

    21 votes
  12. Comment on A terrorist attack just happened in my city in ~talk

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    I can't say if they're sponsoring them or not, but they definitely are often using them to push their agenda. As I replied to a different comment, the government is already starting to blame...

    I can't say if they're sponsoring them or not, but they definitely are often using them to push their agenda. As I replied to a different comment, the government is already starting to blame Ukraine for this attack, and I won't even be surprised if they announce yet another partial draft and use this as the reason

    7 votes
  13. Comment on A terrorist attack just happened in my city in ~talk

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    US did warn about potential attacks, but I think it was like 2 weeks ago, and they specifically said now that they didn't know about this particular attack in advance

    US did warn about potential attacks, but I think it was like 2 weeks ago, and they specifically said now that they didn't know about this particular attack in advance

    7 votes
  14. Comment on A terrorist attack just happened in my city in ~talk

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    This is honestly the most plausible version. As I said in response to a different comment, all of the current suspects are Chechen Muslims, so if ISIS claims that those people are related to them,...

    This is honestly the most plausible version. As I said in response to a different comment, all of the current suspects are Chechen Muslims, so if ISIS claims that those people are related to them, I can definitely believe that

    5 votes
  15. Comment on A terrorist attack just happened in my city in ~talk

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    The current suspects are all Chechen men (the vast majority of whom are muslim) and the Wikipedia page says that they do have a connection to some Islamic terrorist group, so I wouldn't be...

    The current suspects are all Chechen men (the vast majority of whom are muslim) and the Wikipedia page says that they do have a connection to some Islamic terrorist group, so I wouldn't be surprised if this has something to do with ISIS

    26 votes
  16. Comment on A terrorist attack just happened in my city in ~talk

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    I do remember a few attacks in Russia in general, but I don't think something like this happened in Moscow in my lifetime, at least not of this scale. The government response is outlined on the...

    I do remember a few attacks in Russia in general, but I don't think something like this happened in Moscow in my lifetime, at least not of this scale.

    The government response is outlined on the Wikipedia page I linked:

    Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin cancelled all weekend events in the city. This cancellation was later expanded to the entirety of Russia by the Ministry of Culture. Security was tightened across airports serving the city. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Maria Zakharova called the event "a monstrous crime". In Saint Petersburg, shopping centers were closed, and Leningrad Oblast was put on high alert.

    Moscow police was also switched to "siren mode" or something like that and they managed to find the suspects pretty quickly.

    Those are all good things to do, but honestly there's a high chance that this event will be turned into a propaganda point. There are already a lot of pro-Putin Telegram channels calling this attack a Ukrainian plot, and I won't be surprised if this turns into an official government position. Obviously they won't just straight up say "Ukraine/America did this", but they may start implying this all over the state-controlled media.

    14 votes
  17. A terrorist attack just happened in my city

    TW for obvious reasons As the title says. Mass shooting in a mall/concert hall, at least 40 people dead, over 100 injured. (UPD a day later: the count is now up to 133+ dead, 145+ injured)...

    TW for obvious reasons

    As the title says. Mass shooting in a mall/concert hall, at least 40 people dead, over 100 injured. (UPD a day later: the count is now up to 133+ dead, 145+ injured)

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2024_Crocus_City_Hall_attack

    Luckily I live on the opposite side of Moscow from where it happened, but both my girlfriend and my best friend (and a bunch of their friends as well) live near that area. Nothing happened to them, but it's still very scary and everyone's afraid that more shootings can happen soon.

    Some of their friends said they heard gunshots directly under their windows. My gf had a very strong panic attack and still can't go to bed.

    I'm not as scared myself because as I mentioned, I live far away from that area, but I'm still very worried for all of the people I know who live there.

    That's it, I just felt like I wanted to share this with someone.

    60 votes
  18. Comment on An opinion on current technological trends in ~tech

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    Why is there a button?.. If the fix takes a single button press, that probably means that it should take zero button presses. Restarting the app is always what the user would want to do, I don't...

    "[Monitoring software] failed to launch. Click here to launch now and connect to the internet."

    Why is there a button?.. If the fix takes a single button press, that probably means that it should take zero button presses. Restarting the app is always what the user would want to do, I don't think there can be a case when a person thinks "oh, I glad this software crashed, this is actually exactly what I wanted, so I won't restart it". Why doesn't the software just restart automatically if that's the obvious thing to do?

    6 votes
  19. Comment on Kagi + Wolfram in ~tech

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    Btw, CanvasBlocker can basically be replaced with Firefox's resistFingerprinting, and Decentraleyes is also unnecessary if you use enhanced tracking protection, as all of the website cookies are...

    I don’t worry too much about tracking because I use uBlock Origin + Decentraleyes + CanvasBlocker and Firefox with enhanced tracking protection

    Btw, CanvasBlocker can basically be replaced with Firefox's resistFingerprinting, and Decentraleyes is also unnecessary if you use enhanced tracking protection, as all of the website cookies are isolated anyway.

    If you want the best privacy you can squeeze out of Firefox without using something like TOR that sacrifices your convenience, you should check out Arkenfox user.js instead. It's basically a Firefox config file that makes it as private as possible with the added benefit of it being the same for everyone who uses it, so you won't be able to get fingerprinted by your browser configuration being unique.

    And here's a blog post on why you basically don't need any "privacy" extensions except uBO

    8 votes