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  1. Comment on Advocating for rich civilians in ~talk

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    I’m not sure this person was replying to you, although the point about saying you don’t mean to be rude not making a difference is true to me.

    I’m not sure this person was replying to you, although the point about saying you don’t mean to be rude not making a difference is true to me.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Dream crushed over trivial bullshit represents nation better than gold medal ever could in ~sports

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    I think it does seem like it would be better fitted to a comment in the post about the scenario, but I don’t mind it too much, given the ways for people to filter it out. (I added a Satire tag,...

    I think it does seem like it would be better fitted to a comment in the post about the scenario, but I don’t mind it too much, given the ways for people to filter it out. (I added a Satire tag, and there is also ignore post). While that obviously isn’t a great solution, I do think that posts such as this every now and then aren’t problematic so long as they don’t overtake the site.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Dream crushed over trivial bullshit represents nation better than gold medal ever could in ~sports

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    It’s their “news in photos” section. For context, the person featured in the image (Shacarri Richardson) got in trouble recently for testing positive for marijuana, thus eliminating any chance at...

    It’s their “news in photos” section. For context, the person featured in the image (Shacarri Richardson) got in trouble recently for testing positive for marijuana, thus eliminating any chance at the Olympics. Many (I’m not sure which side I’m on) feel like a marijuana test shouldn’t be enough for that.

    11 votes
  4. Comment on New ad-free search subscription service: Neeva in ~tech

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    I was fully prepared for it to be great, and it really under-delivered to me. Also, I doubt many of their users came from fully using Google, so it doesn’t even do much to solve the problem of way...

    I was fully prepared for it to be great, and it really under-delivered to me.
    Also, I doubt many of their users came from fully using Google, so it doesn’t even do much to solve the problem of way too many people relying on Google.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on New ad-free search subscription service: Neeva in ~tech

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    Yikes. Yeah I definitely can’t support that at all. If it’s at the top who knows what happens below. I did solve my browser problem with Edge recently. It has a good mobile app and an excellent...

    Yikes. Yeah I definitely can’t support that at all. If it’s at the top who knows what happens below.

    I did solve my browser problem with Edge recently. It has a good mobile app and an excellent desktop browser, which I prefer greatly over Chrome.

  6. Comment on New ad-free search subscription service: Neeva in ~tech

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    I liked Brave for a bit, but I was annoyed by the lack of tab syncing actually working. It shows as an available option, and can be turned on, but doesn’t work at all. People have been reporting...

    I liked Brave for a bit, but I was annoyed by the lack of tab syncing actually working. It shows as an available option, and can be turned on, but doesn’t work at all. People have been reporting it forever in their GitHub, but it still hadn’t been fixed when I last checked.

    As for their search engine, I had an invite code and clicked their link to join, then mistakenly closed my browser, and the link no longer worked :(

    If the search is decent, and I can use it without Brave browser, I’ll definitely try it.

  7. Comment on New ad-free search subscription service: Neeva in ~tech

    Keegan
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    On desktop you have to install an addon that gets the full permission to all website data (I couldn’t figure out why it needs this) to set your default search engine and on mobile you need an app....

    I have no interest in installing an app to search the web. I can do that from my browser, which is what I'll be using to view any results I find. They do talk about it working with browsers, though, so maybe it's both?

    On desktop you have to install an addon that gets the full permission to all website data (I couldn’t figure out why it needs this) to set your default search engine and on mobile you need an app. Then all searches must be done within the app, and it is not a good one. So if you are doing general browsing on mobile you won’t get your ad blockers and what-have-you options set up.

    At best, they require this stuff to make it so you don’t have to sign in every time you clear your cookies, but honestly it’s so annoying to use.

    I did not see any reference to a desktop app in the short time I used Neeva before I had my account deleted. If you don’t want to use these addons/apps, you can just visit the site and sign in, but then that adds an extra step to searching.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on LinkedIn breach reportedly exposes data of 92% of users, including inferred salaries in ~tech

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    As someone who got their summer internship (virtual) this summer via LinkedIn, I hate using it as a social site and the “influencer” culture on there, but for purely job searching it does well...

    As someone who got their summer internship (virtual) this summer via LinkedIn, I hate using it as a social site and the “influencer” culture on there, but for purely job searching it does well enough, since there’s plenty of people on it.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on New ad-free search subscription service: Neeva in ~tech

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    Aside from the privacy differences, Neeva is… interesting. I was severely frustrated by the requirement to use an addon on desktop to set it as your default search engine (technically you can add...

    Aside from the privacy differences, Neeva is… interesting. I was severely frustrated by the requirement to use an addon on desktop to set it as your default search engine (technically you can add it via the search query type thing, but not many would do that). Also, on mobile, it’s nearly impossible to use without using their crappy browser. I do NOT want to switch away from browsers that allow me more control and features such as handoff between devices.

    It has a nice feature for devs where searches can be limited to only official documentation, which is good, but most documentation sites have a search function anyways.

    Their news is alright, but I specified some sites as “preferred” and that literally made those the only sites that come up in news. You would expect they would just be more prevalent, not the only ones. I wouldn’t pay for Neeva in its current state, but you can get 6-7 months for free just by doing their quick 1-minute-or-so tutorials.

    I ended up getting my account deleted (I hate having to send an email to do this) and switching back to DDG with Google as my backup when I don’t get what I want.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on What are your ISP support experiences? in ~tech

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    Terrible. Back when we had a bundled cable, internet, landline, it was a constant battle of getting a higher bill than what we actually should be getting, then having to spend hours on the phone...

    Terrible. Back when we had a bundled cable, internet, landline, it was a constant battle of getting a higher bill than what we actually should be getting, then having to spend hours on the phone to get it removed.

    They also buried our old copper line only a few inches under the soil, so when we were doing some yard work we expected it to be deeper, and ended up cutting it. Thankfully they replaced the line with fiber for free, but when they did that they did it really shallow in a different area, so we have to be careful with yard work over there now.

    In order to get no monthly limit on bandwidth, we are forced to use a shitty cable modem which drops connection randomly, limits the router connected to it to a slower speed, puts out 10 rogue wifi signals (Xfinity hotspots that are supposed to be turned off, but I think they really just hid the SSID instead of disabling the radio) (it’s bugged somehow, it should just put out 1). I can’t switch it into bridge mode either sadly. Also this modem will randomly decide to block encrypted DNS traffic, so I think it tries to tamper with DNS to force people onto Crapcast DNS servers.

    The customer support people on the phone aren’t very knowledgeable and constantly try to upsell you, but the contractors who come out and do physical stuff at the house are great to work with.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Microsoft announces Windows 11, with a new design, Start menu, and more in ~tech

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    That is true. They have a big advantage right now with how open things are, and a lot of customers would be moving to ChromeOS (which is probably cheaper licensing-wise) if Windows was locked...

    That is true. They have a big advantage right now with how open things are, and a lot of customers would be moving to ChromeOS (which is probably cheaper licensing-wise) if Windows was locked down.

    They also have been making a lot of PR about openness and open sourcing stuff lately, so doing that would contradict those statements.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Microsoft announces Windows 11, with a new design, Start menu, and more in ~tech

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    They are really trying to push it as a personal usage video tool, since I assume only schools and businesses use it. I also hope there is a way to turn off AutoHDR, since it probably impacts...

    Teams is now somehow native to Windows, which I don't entirely understand because it already comes preinstalled anyway,

    They are really trying to push it as a personal usage video tool, since I assume only schools and businesses use it.

    I also hope there is a way to turn off AutoHDR, since it probably impacts performance on lower end machines.

    Also all the emotional talk at the start was cringe. Who the fuck cares?

    My exact reaction. Who is about to cry over their operating system getting a new update???? It’s impacted my life soooooo much 😐

    8 votes
  13. Comment on Microsoft announces Windows 11, with a new design, Start menu, and more in ~tech

    Keegan
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    To expand on this, they would definitely get hit by some sort of anti-trust for that. Sure, they might make it difficult to install non-Store apps, but it wouldn’t be the only way to install, sort...

    To expand on this, they would definitely get hit by some sort of anti-trust for that. Sure, they might make it difficult to install non-Store apps, but it wouldn’t be the only way to install, sort of like how MacOS does it. If they only allowed Store and no sideloading at all, a lot of business users would be extremely upset, (consumers would be too but I doubt that means as much as businesses to Microsoft).

    1 vote
  14. Comment on How should I make my personal website? in ~tech

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    CubeUpload has been around for a bit, but you should probably upload to somewhere else as a backup. Google Photos, Imgur, etc all work. If you aren’t expecting to use TONS of pictures, you could...

    CubeUpload has been around for a bit, but you should probably upload to somewhere else as a backup. Google Photos, Imgur, etc all work. If you aren’t expecting to use TONS of pictures, you could honestly just put them onto GitHub though (try to stay under 1GB total). And if you are putting them on GitHub, run the images through https://squoosh.app/ first, since that will dramatically reduce file size while also keeping a good quality.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on How should I make my personal website? in ~tech

    Keegan
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    If you start approaching the 1 GB limit of a GitHub repository, then you could always use something like CubeUpload which is free and doesn’t compress your images like Imgur does.

    If you start approaching the 1 GB limit of a GitHub repository, then you could always use something like CubeUpload which is free and doesn’t compress your images like Imgur does.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on How should I make my personal website? in ~tech

    Keegan
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    I do not believe that the theme necessarily needs continuous support. So long as Hugo doesn’t change the formatting requirements for theme configuration, it should keep working between updates....

    I do not believe that the theme necessarily needs continuous support. So long as Hugo doesn’t change the formatting requirements for theme configuration, it should keep working between updates. And if it does break, there is nothing stopping you from going back to an old version of Hugo.

    With my theme I use I haven’t had to update it to fix any breaking issues since I made it.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on How should I make my personal website? in ~tech

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    While Hugo has many themes that are readily available, you are also able to make your own theme. This is a little more work in initial creation of the site: Create files in the layouts/partials/...

    someone suggested using Hugo, which seems like a good option. On the other hand, for something that simple, I wonder what would be the downside of simply coding it from scratch.

    While Hugo has many themes that are readily available, you are also able to make your own theme. This is a little more work in initial creation of the site:

    1. Create files in the layouts/partials/ directory for each major element of the site (nav, header, main, footer). You can style these as you want.
    2. Make two files that basically you just put the names of those layout files in them in order, and hugo will build them into full pages.
    3. Make your actual content.

    The nice thing about this is that if you ever want to change what your footer says, then you just have to edit it in one place, rather that going to EVERY page you have the footer on.

    So long as you don’t change the file names of the content or the folder they are in, links shouldn’t change.

    GitHub pages is great, and an alternative you can use is Netlify so you have more options.

    Hugo’s documentation is pretty poor in my opinion, but basic Hugo usage is achievable through Google searches.


    I’m not sure how to do multilingual posts on Hugo, but you could probably do in your URL domainname.tld/en/posts/postname and domainname.tld/pt/posts/postname and have a en and a pt folder with individual files for each post.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Sublime Text 4 in ~comp

    Keegan
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    You could use Ripcord. It works fairly well but can be a pain to get used to.

    You could use Ripcord. It works fairly well but can be a pain to get used to.

    9 votes
  19. Comment on Internet is slow, but only when opening a new domain in ~tech

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    I would agree that this is the first step to try. Turning things on and off is much simpler than going into DNS settings like @Adys and I suggested. I would suggest waiting for a few seconds after...

    I would agree that this is the first step to try. Turning things on and off is much simpler than going into DNS settings like @Adys and I suggested.

    I would suggest waiting for a few seconds after you have turned it off before you turn it back on. That will ensure that it’s truly off even if all the lights have turned off.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Internet is slow, but only when opening a new domain in ~tech

    Keegan
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    Also try 10.0.0.1 or 10.0.1.1 for the router if those did not work :) These 4 cover the vast majority of most router IPs.

    Also try 10.0.0.1 or 10.0.1.1 for the router if those did not work :)

    These 4 cover the vast majority of most router IPs.

    4 votes