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  1. Comment on Australian Criminal Intelligence Agency looking to expand it's intelligence gathering powers by claiming that criminals use encrypted platforms 'almost exclusively' in ~tech

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    Hard to put into words how frustrating this is. In the PDF, there are statements in the same paragraph that seem to be at odds with one another.

    Hard to put into words how frustrating this is.

    In the PDF, there are statements in the same paragraph that seem to be at odds with one another.

    Encryption and anonymising technologies have a valuable role in protecting the privacy and data of Australians. As such, the ACIC notes new powers cannot be exclusively focused on subverting encryption and anonymising technologies.

    ACIC observation shows there is no legitimate reason for a law-abiding member of the community to own or use an encrypted communication platform.

    13 votes
  2. Comment on Dota 2 introduces many new features and systems to help new players, and makes smurfing a bannable offense in ~games

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    I completely missed the fact that there's now community bots. I used to play a lot but don't any more, could get back into it just to play bot matches.

    Needs change with experience, however, and we've found community bots to be a more appropriate fit for players on steady footing.

    I completely missed the fact that there's now community bots. I used to play a lot but don't any more, could get back into it just to play bot matches.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Manu Chao - Me Gustas Tu (2001) in ~music

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    While I wasn't proper fan, I did like Mano Negra a lot and completely lost interest when Manu Chao was formed. Probably same feelings as you, too "poppy" for my tastes.

    While I wasn't proper fan, I did like Mano Negra a lot and completely lost interest when Manu Chao was formed. Probably same feelings as you, too "poppy" for my tastes.

  4. Comment on Announcing LAMBDA: Turn Excel formulas into custom functions in ~comp

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    While I share @Greg's viewpoints I'm also wondering what's the potential for abuse. Could this enable a new wave of malware that's no longer dependent on Macros/VB code but rather use formulas?

    While I share @Greg's viewpoints I'm also wondering what's the potential for abuse. Could this enable a new wave of malware that's no longer dependent on Macros/VB code but rather use formulas?

  5. Comment on Climate Crisis Font shrinks in response to Arctic sea ice data in ~enviro

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    Very interesting approach to bring attention to the climate crisis, though title could be consider slightly misleading. When I read it, I immediately thought it would be getting updated in real...

    Very interesting approach to bring attention to the climate crisis, though title could be consider slightly misleading. When I read it, I immediately thought it would be getting updated in real time rather than relying on existing data.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on [Python] Buffer overflow in PyCArg_repr in ~comp

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    Interesting insight from the Red Hat link:

    Interesting insight from the Red Hat link:

    Confidentiality and Integrity set to None (C:N/I:N) because python packages in Red Hat products are compiled with FORTIFY_SOURCE, which provides runtime protection to this kind of memory errors and prevents the flaw from actually overwriting the buffer. Thus the impact is reduce to Availability only. Attack Complexity set to High (AC:H) because the flaw requires an application that uses ctypes with input not sanitized/checked that is used to construct a ctypes object.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Any fans of regular non-smart watches? in ~talk

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    Got a Citizen Eco-Drive myself, the main reason I got it was because I wouldn't need to worry about the battery. And that's why don't own a smartwatch. While it would be nice to have a device on...

    Got a Citizen Eco-Drive myself, the main reason I got it was because I wouldn't need to worry about the battery. And that's why don't own a smartwatch. While it would be nice to have a device on my wrist that can do complex tasks, I don't have to worry about charging it constantly.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 event schedule (Jan 3 - 10) in ~games

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    I love how they include rhythm game showcases in the event. It's always incredible to see such talented players play through the hardest difficulty as if it's nothing.

    I love how they include rhythm game showcases in the event. It's always incredible to see such talented players play through the hardest difficulty as if it's nothing.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on What are your New Years intentions/resolutions? Why have you settled on them? in ~talk

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    For those that struggle with resolutions, CGP Grey put out an awesome video where he suggests going by themes rather than specific resolution. While I don't personally set new years resolutions, I...

    For those that struggle with resolutions, CGP Grey put out an awesome video where he suggests going by themes rather than specific resolution. While I don't personally set new years resolutions, I found the arguments he makes of doing themes over resolutions very compelling.

    19 votes
  10. Comment on LFG (Looking For Group) Thread: Play games with other folks on Tildes in ~games

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    Would love to play as well if time suits. Could also play Jackbox games to accommodate those that would be more comfortable with party games.

    Would love to play as well if time suits. Could also play Jackbox games to accommodate those that would be more comfortable with party games.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Why most Hacktoberfest PRs are from India in ~comp

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    It's pretty good to get that perspective. Anecdotally, as part of my job for a big company I've had to monitor the security report inbox; the number of reports we received featured a...

    It's pretty good to get that perspective. Anecdotally, as part of my job for a big company I've had to monitor the security report inbox; the number of reports we received featured a disproportionate amount coming from Indian security researchers but I always thought that was a product of the high population of India, the fact that a decent part of the population can communicate in English and (from an outsiders' perspective) it seemed like there's a lot of focus on IT as a career path.

    It was also interesting that a few times we would get similar low effort reports (Just running a tool and sending the results without confirming) coming around the same time and I always suspected it was related to someone posting a new instructional Youtube video like the ones mentioned in the post.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on What are some good informative or educational shows? in ~tv

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    Last year BBC released a documentary series called "The Planets". I just love all space related documentaries and this is the best one that I've watched in a while, it's also a good way to catch...

    Last year BBC released a documentary series called "The Planets". I just love all space related documentaries and this is the best one that I've watched in a while, it's also a good way to catch up on the (almost) latest on planetary discoveries.

    The music is great, visuals are awesome (though they re-use them quite a bit) and I enjoy the narration by Brian Cox since I already listen to "The Infinite Monkey Cage" podcast.

    Edit: Brian, not Ryan :x

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Should we be able to view comments/posts where mods/admins are doing their roles and not doing them separately? in ~tildes

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    It's a useful feature in my opinion, and there's already an issue for it: https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/-/issues/553

    It's a useful feature in my opinion, and there's already an issue for it: https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/-/issues/553

    8 votes
  14. Comment on I have cancer and now my Facebook feed is full of "alternative care" ads in ~tech

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    This website has a collection of articles geared towards the "What's the harm?" argument on many different topics.
    • Exemplary

    This website has a collection of articles geared towards the "What's the harm?" argument on many different topics.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Flirting for morons in ~life

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    This post came about in response to allegations of sexual assault against a Dota 2 caster with potentially more women speaking out against other men in the community soon. It's simple, eloquent...

    This post came about in response to allegations of sexual assault against a Dota 2 caster with potentially more women speaking out against other men in the community soon.

    It's simple, eloquent and gets the points across pretty well.

    9 votes