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  1. Comment on Reinventing Firefox for Android: a Preview in ~tech

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    Looking good so far! Still missing ad blocking and password management until I can start using it as my daily browser.

    Looking good so far! Still missing ad blocking and password management until I can start using it as my daily browser.

  2. Comment on On the Road to Fedora Workstation 31 in ~tech

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    A bit late to the party, but thanks a lot for sharing this great link. It's not that common to find posts of this quality describing the new advances on the Linux front.

    A bit late to the party, but thanks a lot for sharing this great link. It's not that common to find posts of this quality describing the new advances on the Linux front.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Raspberry Pi 4 on sale now from $35 | USB3, Gigabit Ethernet, 1.5GHz Quad Core, Upto 4GB RAM in ~tech

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    Serious question: what do you guys use these for? I got one, initially to be used as a home cinema, but I gave up on the project and it's been collecting dust ever since. I could use it as a home...

    Serious question: what do you guys use these for? I got one, initially to be used as a home cinema, but I gave up on the project and it's been collecting dust ever since. I could use it as a home router, but I have a little dedicated server in the cloud (similar hardware) which I think is far more useful there.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on GE's smart light bulb reset process is a masterpiece... of modern techno-insanity in ~tech

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    I think I'll wait for a few years before I buy any of these "smart" products :)

    I think I'll wait for a few years before I buy any of these "smart" products :)

  5. Comment on How do you wake yourself up in the mornings? in ~talk

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    This book (or very long web page, whatever you want to call it), really helped me a lot. Understanding what sleep is, how it works, and what we can do about it really helps a lot.

    This book (or very long web page, whatever you want to call it), really helped me a lot. Understanding what sleep is, how it works, and what we can do about it really helps a lot.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Envirocidal: The best solution to the compound crises of climate, biodiversity and soil depletion is to simply stop eating animals in ~enviro

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    Is this supposed to be a joke?

    Is this supposed to be a joke?

    3 votes
  7. Comment on The number of votes on comments is no longer visible (for the next week) in ~tildes.official

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    I don't mind hiding votes on comments, but I feel the way comments are sorted could be improved, and hiding comments is unfortunately going to hide this issue as well. I feel like the current...

    I don't mind hiding votes on comments, but I feel the way comments are sorted could be improved, and hiding comments is unfortunately going to hide this issue as well. I feel like the current sorting order places too much emphasis on old comment threads. This in turn discourages people from posting new threads. Maybe we could adapt reddit's "best" sort order to tildes upvote-only scheme? If there is interest I can think about the math 😊

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Envirocidal: The best solution to the compound crises of climate, biodiversity and soil depletion is to simply stop eating animals in ~enviro

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    While eating less or no meat is definitely an important part of fighting climate change, it's certainly not a "solution" by itself. Reducing emissions to an acceptable level requires major changes...

    While eating less or no meat is definitely an important part of fighting climate change, it's certainly not a "solution" by itself. Reducing emissions to an acceptable level requires major changes to most areas of the economy: industry, transportation, energy, and of course agriculture.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Macron Humbled in France as Exit Polls Show Le Pen Win in ~news

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    What a ridiculously shallow analysis. First of all, this a European election. That Macron or Le Pen gets one percent more than the other in France makes absolutely no difference. Second, if you...

    What a ridiculously shallow analysis.

    First of all, this a European election. That Macron or Le Pen gets one percent more than the other in France makes absolutely no difference.

    Second, if you really want to look at the national level, there are much more interesting things to notice:

    • Great score, far above what was predicted for the green party
    • A terrible defeat for the right. This should be the end for the current nationalism/conservative on social values strategy
    • Macron is pretty high considering we just had 6 months of social unrest. Effect on the polls: essentially zero.
    • Le Pen is high, but rather stable.
    6 votes
  10. Comment on Please don’t theme our apps in ~tech

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    No, it's about customizing things without having to ask for permission.

    Open source is about breaking applications?..

    No, it's about customizing things without having to ask for permission.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on Please don’t theme our apps in ~tech

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    As a user, I appreciate that most apps on my system share a common theme. The patchwork of individual developer tastes doesn't look good and is visually distracting. So I think theming can be a...

    As a user, I appreciate that most apps on my system share a common theme. The patchwork of individual developer tastes doesn't look good and is visually distracting.

    So I think theming can be a good thing. It's also what open-source is for. I don't doubt, though, that some things could be done better, such as make it clearer to end users that they are using a patched applications and that issues may not be the original developer's fault.

    11 votes
  12. Comment on Mozilla Firefox Preview, new Firefox browser, is available on Google Play in ~tech

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    I really like the current Firefox for Android. Full-featured with extensions and ad block, support for Firefox sync, etc. I really hope they don't wreck it! This article doesn't say much about why...

    I really like the current Firefox for Android. Full-featured with extensions and ad block, support for Firefox sync, etc. I really hope they don't wreck it!

    This article doesn't say much about why they are doing this. Any insight?

    3 votes
  13. Comment on A randomized pilot study comparing zero-calorie alternate-day fasting to daily caloric restriction in adults with obesity in ~health

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    Too bad they only followed 26 people for 8 weeks. Interesting study nevertheless! I feel like it would be far easier to fast almost completely on alternate days than to reduce calorie intake every...

    Too bad they only followed 26 people for 8 weeks. Interesting study nevertheless! I feel like it would be far easier to fast almost completely on alternate days than to reduce calorie intake every day. I hope there's a larger followup study.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on People Are Being Arrested and Jailed Due to Hertz Erroneously Reporting Rental Cars Stolen: Report in ~news

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    Tangentially related, does anyone know why the rental car business is so crappy? High prices, prices that almost never match what was announced online, long lines, slow processes... I've never...

    Tangentially related, does anyone know why the rental car business is so crappy? High prices, prices that almost never match what was announced online, long lines, slow processes... I've never been happy with any rental company.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on What are some quality mobile games? in ~games

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    The few android games I keep coming back to: Lichess Polytopia Pixel Dungeon Another interesting one is Antiyoy. It might not be the greatest game in the world, but it has some very interesting...

    The few android games I keep coming back to:

    • Lichess
    • Polytopia
    • Pixel Dungeon

    Another interesting one is Antiyoy. It might not be the greatest game in the world, but it has some very interesting mechanics.

    2 votes