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  1. Comment on Windows 11 blocks Edge browser competitors from opening links in ~tech

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    Hoping it will be for me as well. Unknowingly made the mistake of purchasing a VR headset that only works with Windows, if not for that I would have at least tried to make the switch already.

    Hoping it will be for me as well. Unknowingly made the mistake of purchasing a VR headset that only works with Windows, if not for that I would have at least tried to make the switch already.

  2. Comment on Polygon (formerly known as Matic Network) dodges $850M hack, pays record $2M bounty in ~tech

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    Added the clarification in the title as when I first saw I immediately thought of the gaming website.

    Added the clarification in the title as when I first saw I immediately thought of the gaming website.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Twitter starts to require login to view tweets in ~tech

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    For a long time I've been able to bypass that by just adding nsfw to the domain so a URL looks like https://www.nsfwyoutube.com/watch?v=aaaaaaaaa. Though this has become increasingly useless lately.

    For a long time I've been able to bypass that by just adding nsfw to the domain so a URL looks like https://www.nsfwyoutube.com/watch?v=aaaaaaaaa. Though this has become increasingly useless lately.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What do you like and dislike about your chosen music service(s)? in ~music

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    Sorry, you're right. I think hard was not the right word. Time consuming would be more appropriate.

    Sorry, you're right. I think hard was not the right word. Time consuming would be more appropriate.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What do you like and dislike about your chosen music service(s)? in ~music

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    I've been using a mix of these too and love the flexibility they afford me. Though it's been years since I've downloaded anything illegally because good music trackers are so hard to get into :/

    I've been using a mix of these too and love the flexibility they afford me. Though it's been years since I've downloaded anything illegally because good music trackers are so hard to get into :/

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Why I love Bandcamp: Waived-fee Fridays, solid app, no DRM in ~music

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    I love Bandcamp and have bought a few albums on it but there's two things preventing me from fully going into it and so I still use a bit of Spotify: Many artists I like aren't there. I mainly...

    I love Bandcamp and have bought a few albums on it but there's two things preventing me from fully going into it and so I still use a bit of Spotify:

    1. Many artists I like aren't there.
    2. I mainly listen to music at work and portability is a big issue.

    To expand on the second point, it's easy for me to stream Spotify at work but I'm not comfortable putting music on my work laptop (Due to potential copyright issues) or plugging in a personal USB drive though I've been eyeing Vox for a while as a good alternative.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Suggestions for things to do with a NAS? in ~talk

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    Besides the suggestions from others in the thread you might also be interested in running Monica on your NAS. Here's a guide on how to set it up. Edit: Oh also you may want to look into Huginn as...

    Besides the suggestions from others in the thread you might also be interested in running Monica on your NAS. Here's a guide on how to set it up.

    Edit: Oh also you may want to look into Huginn as an agent based automation platform. I've played around with it but only really used it once to alert me when the headphones I wanted went on sale.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on US tycoon McAfee found dead in Spanish prison in ~news

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    From this article:

    From this article:

    McAfee’s lawyer in Spain told Reuters that the McAfee Associates founder apparently hanged himself.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on This is why we don't shoot earth's garbage into the sun in ~space

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    That approach has the potential of spreading the waste or components to it throughout our atmosphere so likely something that will exacerbate climate change.

    That approach has the potential of spreading the waste or components to it throughout our atmosphere so likely something that will exacerbate climate change.

    2 votes
  10. 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.

    18 votes
  11. 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
  12. 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.

  13. 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?

  14. 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