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  1. Comment on What do you Tildians think of Atom? in ~comp

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    When not editing files through I terminal I use Sublime Text. Yes it's not open source, yes it's not free, but much prefer it over these "web app" text editors for one main reason: launch speed. I...

    When not editing files through I terminal I use Sublime Text. Yes it's not open source, yes it's not free, but much prefer it over these "web app" text editors for one main reason: launch speed.

    I tried using VSCode for a bit, but the longer delay between me typing the name, hitting enter and the program being ready for use really put me off.

    7 votes
  2. Comment on For years Facebook claimed the adding a phone number for 2FA was only for security. Now it can be searched and there's no way to disable that. in ~tech

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    I hate that a "media shitstorm" is the only way to get major companies to remove some scummy things.

    I hate that a "media shitstorm" is the only way to get major companies to remove some scummy things.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on This Is What Peak Car Looks Like in ~news

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    Right now I'm a bit doubtful about the usefulness of autonomous cars in developing countries. For a few reasons. The roads are usually very poorly marked out. The driving culture is very......

    Right now I'm a bit doubtful about the usefulness of autonomous cars in developing countries. For a few reasons.

    1. The roads are usually very poorly marked out.
    2. The driving culture is very... reckless at times.

    Drivers generally don't obey traffic lights, signs or even other drivers, but somehow they get through it. I'm not quite sure an autonomous car would be able to handle that.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on This Is What Peak Car Looks Like in ~news

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    That's the important part to me here. The "first world" is reaching peak car, because more or less everyone already has one (or two), however the emerging markets will probably be (or already are...

    because of growth in China, India, Russia, and other emerging markets

    That's the important part to me here. The "first world" is reaching peak car, because more or less everyone already has one (or two), however the emerging markets will probably be (or already are for China) the bread and butter for the next decade or so.

    And then we've really reached peak car and it's all downhill from there.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on What anime, old or new, did you not expect to enjoy, but now highly recommend? in ~anime

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    I was never much into anime (still am not) but the first one I watched was Code Geass and boy was that an experience. Beautifully written and animated with a super engaging plot (to a non anime...

    I was never much into anime (still am not) but the first one I watched was Code Geass and boy was that an experience. Beautifully written and animated with a super engaging plot (to a non anime watcher).

    The other one I watched was Initial D, but that's only because I'm into cars.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Motorola will sell its first foldable smartphone this summer in ~tech

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    If it's going to look like the patent pictures, I'm not quite sure I understand the point of a clam-shell vertical fold/flip phone. If it's horizontal you usually get a tablet size display out of...

    If it's going to look like the patent pictures, I'm not quite sure I understand the point of a clam-shell vertical fold/flip phone.

    If it's horizontal you usually get a tablet size display out of if. Here you're just getting an oddly tall display?

    I get that their thing is to try and milk the "Razr" brand, but the usefulness of it is beyond me. Also, I really don't want to use a virtual T9 keypad.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on F(x)tec Pro 1 – A Slider Phone for QWERTY Keyboard Lovers? in ~tech

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    The rounded corners don't bother me, what does bother me are those rounded of sides (like samsung has been doing for the past few years). It looks bad (to me), it introduces glare when you're...

    The rounded corners don't bother me, what does bother me are those rounded of sides (like samsung has been doing for the past few years). It looks bad (to me), it introduces glare when you're watching a video and it makes finding a good cheap screen protector an absolute pain.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on F(x)tec Pro 1 – A Slider Phone for QWERTY Keyboard Lovers? in ~tech

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    The Energizer phone is ridiculous. Thick as a brick and no headphone jack? And I like to imagine that internally they just looked at a power bank and a prototype of a phone and a little light bulb...

    The Energizer phone is ridiculous. Thick as a brick and no headphone jack?

    And I like to imagine that internally they just looked at a power bank and a prototype of a phone and a little light bulb lit up above their head.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on F(x)tec Pro 1 – A Slider Phone for QWERTY Keyboard Lovers? in ~tech

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    It's getting harder and harder for me to get excited about mobile phones these days. Even looking at the latest and greatest from the likes of Apple, Google and Samsung it's more of the same year...

    It's getting harder and harder for me to get excited about mobile phones these days. Even looking at the latest and greatest from the likes of Apple, Google and Samsung it's more of the same year after years.
    "We made the screen bigger", "it's thinner!", "better camera"

    This resulted in probably the most bland year in phones since... forever? Pretty much every phone is turning into a glass sandwich with metal sides and no bezel up front. Nothing really differentiates them anymore.

    Now, back in 2016 Lenovo owned Motorola (RIP Project Ara as well) announced the Moto Z, which had a unique twist. An array of pogo pin connectors and magnets on the back, which would allow for modular "moto mods" to be snapped on. And the release of that was hyped up a ton with all the possibilities. But in the end everything fell through, except for a few really boring ones - a powerbank, speaker, camera and different colour shells. No external keyboard (the company that planned to make this actually made this phone) or anything else super interesting.

    Which bring me to the device I linked. Sure up front it's the same boring black rectangle, but the inclusion of a landscape slider keyboard feels like a breath of fresh air after breathing in the staleness of 2018 and Q1 of 2019. Sure the specifications aren't super amazing, but even a 2 year old flagship CPU will still fly through 99% of the tasks.

    Here's hoping to a more exciting 2019 for phones.

    Also, that hinge actions seems super satisfying.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Do you guys run a home server? If so what do you self host? in ~comp

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    No expert on this, but I feel like 1GB of RAM the the 3 B+ has might not be enough for everything you want.

    No expert on this, but I feel like 1GB of RAM the the 3 B+ has might not be enough for everything you want.

  11. Comment on What do you find cozy, comforting, or relaxing? in ~talk

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    Heavy snowfall (big chunky snowflakes), a cozy fireplace, warm blanked, cup of hot chocolate and a comfortable arm chair looking out of the window. Shame that we haven't gotten proper snowfall in...

    Heavy snowfall (big chunky snowflakes), a cozy fireplace, warm blanked, cup of hot chocolate and a comfortable arm chair looking out of the window.

    Shame that we haven't gotten proper snowfall in years here.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on World's biggest bee found alive in ~enviro

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    Wow that thing looks terrifying. Bees are cute because you can't really discern their individual features. Because this one is bigger it looks like it's an alien species.

    Wow that thing looks terrifying. Bees are cute because you can't really discern their individual features. Because this one is bigger it looks like it's an alien species.

  13. Comment on Do you guys run a home server? If so what do you self host? in ~comp

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    Perhaps a single pi might be a tad underpowered for two forums + other stuff, especially if the forums will be more active. Now there are so called altPis which are generally stronger (and more...

    Perhaps a single pi might be a tad underpowered for two forums + other stuff, especially if the forums will be more active. Now there are so called altPis which are generally stronger (and more expensive) while keeping the same general form factor.

    Odroid makes good ones, I've also heard of OrangePi, but I have no experience with those.

    Alternatively you could reuse an old computer if you have one (in the end of the day, servers are just beffier PCs), but beware fan noises if you want to have it in the same room that you'll sleep.

  14. Comment on Modern Arabic Mathematical Notation in ~science

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    Oh wow, have to say I've never seen Mongolian script but it looks super interesting, becsuse it's vertical! Thank you for showing that to me. Chinese (and other similar scripts) are quite...

    Oh wow, have to say I've never seen Mongolian script but it looks super interesting, becsuse it's vertical! Thank you for showing that to me.

    Chinese (and other similar scripts) are quite interesting in how compact they are (what we consider a single character is an entire syllable).

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Do you guys run a home server? If so what do you self host? in ~comp

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    Yeah, it's super cheap! I'm getting my parent's old desktop soon and right now it's got a socket 775 celeron in it and thankfully the G41 chipset supports slotting in that Xeon, which is what I'll...

    Yeah, it's super cheap!

    I'm getting my parent's old desktop soon and right now it's got a socket 775 celeron in it and thankfully the G41 chipset supports slotting in that Xeon, which is what I'll slot in (along with an air cooler from aliexpress, can't be worse than the old intel cooler)

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Do you guys run a home server? If so what do you self host? in ~comp

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    Ah, makes sense. Most of my experience with managing servers comes from the last few months where I worked with 24/7 loaded servers, so I never really thought that if there's no real load, there's...

    Ah, makes sense. Most of my experience with managing servers comes from the last few months where I worked with 24/7 loaded servers, so I never really thought that if there's no real load, there's no real power usage.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Do you guys run a home server? If so what do you self host? in ~comp

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    Huh... that's... a lot less than I thought. That's amazing! Yeah, ownCloud has a limited "Standard" edition and a paid "Enterprise" edition, whereas Nextcloud only has one edition with optional...

    I built it with that in mind. It comes in around $10/mo in the bills.

    Huh... that's... a lot less than I thought. That's amazing!

    If Nextcloud is a decommercialized Owncloud, that's all I needed to hear. ;)

    Yeah, ownCloud has a limited "Standard" edition and a paid "Enterprise" edition, whereas Nextcloud only has one edition with optional paid support from NC's side.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nextcloud#History_of_the_fork_from_ownCloud

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Do you guys run a home server? If so what do you self host? in ~comp

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    Jesus, that's some enterprise grade stuff How much does this whole set up cost in electricity per month? Have you looked at Nextcloud? A large portion of the dev team (including the founder) split...

    32 cores and 196GB of memory, a 1KW power supply, and 32 drive bays

    Jesus, that's some enterprise grade stuff

    How much does this whole set up cost in electricity per month?

    Owncloud

    Have you looked at Nextcloud? A large portion of the dev team (including the founder) split off from OwnCloud after it started focusing more and more on "paid" stuff (themes, services, etc).

    Also from what I've read due to most of the dev team splitting of NC is more actively developed.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Do you guys run a home server? If so what do you self host? in ~comp

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    How well does Nextcloud run on the Pi? I'm guessing you don't use the WebUI. When I tested NC on my Pi the WebUI ran really poorly.

    How well does Nextcloud run on the Pi?

    I'm guessing you don't use the WebUI. When I tested NC on my Pi the WebUI ran really poorly.

    1 vote