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  1. Comment on Where did the trend of disabling Javascript in one's browser originate from? in ~comp

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    I have tried in the past this old version which is the last desktop version but I strictly only used it on my own website on my local network. I mostly did it for fun but afterwards I learned that...

    I also aspire to support older, simpler browser engines, and I have to say... how do you test with Opera Presto? Do you have an ancient copy of it running somewhere? Is that... safe? Where did you get it? How do you install it?

    I have tried in the past this old version which is the last desktop version but I strictly only used it on my own website on my local network. I mostly did it for fun but afterwards I learned that phones running J2ME run a version of Presto in the cloud through this blog post so what I sometimes do is host my website with localtunnel for a short period to test it with Opera Mini Extreme Dating saving which uses that same path as those J2ME browsers.

    I personally don't support older browsers, if they work, it is by accident. The full list of things I try to support is : Firefox, Chromium, Safari, GNOME Web, Opera Presto (for J2ME), IE12, EdgeHTML (used for UWP), NetSurf, dillo, w3m, links and lynx. IE is dying in 2022 iirc and it was not something I actively tried to make work.

    Now, do they all work equally as well? Of course but they're usable.

    I do want to make a blog post at some point to say how it all works and why it works and just show off for fun.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Where did the trend of disabling Javascript in one's browser originate from? in ~comp

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    But those scripts don't only show ads, that's the issue. Facebook and Google will store the fact that you went on the website hence the website owner is selling the information "X person went to...

    But those scripts don't only show ads, that's the issue. Facebook and Google will store the fact that you went on the website hence the website owner is selling the information "X person went to read/see Y thing" to the ad company. In exchange for that information, Google and Facebook can provide 'better' advertising and pay the website.

    It's also worth noting that a lot of these ad companies will buy information from data brokers about you and that advertisers can know a certain amount of information about you if you click on their advertising because they can do very niche targeting so that could be argued as selling information.

    Of course, a lot of tracking is about analyzing human behaviour. I'm not sure I buy that they care performance considering how heavy those websites tend to be, or at least, they're doing a pretty poor job at it.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Where did the trend of disabling Javascript in one's browser originate from? in ~comp

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    I don't think most people count remembering settings as tracking although it could certainly be used for that. I think most people think of analytics and ad networks when thinking of tracking.

    I don't think most people count remembering settings as tracking although it could certainly be used for that. I think most people think of analytics and ad networks when thinking of tracking.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on Where did the trend of disabling Javascript in one's browser originate from? in ~comp

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    Personally I don't do this but I've avoided using Javascript unless absolutely necessary on my website for the sake of compatibility with browsers who disable it (usually for security) and...

    Personally I don't do this but I've avoided using Javascript unless absolutely necessary on my website for the sake of compatibility with browsers who disable it (usually for security) and text-based ones with no javascript engine (and frankly, I have no need for it).

    That said, CSS tends to be thing kicking my butt the most because I use a lot of modern features but want to keep compatibility with things like Opera Presto and Netsurf because I'm an insane idealist.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Where did the trend of disabling Javascript in one's browser originate from? in ~comp

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    Wasn't the problem around DOM web compat rather than Javascript? AFAIK EdgeHTML and Chakra (the JS engine) were fairly performant. The problem was compatibility.

    Building a Javascript engine performant enough to run the modern Web is almost impossible. Microsoft gave up on maintaining their own browser engine. Javascript is a major contributor to Chrome's deeply problematic hegemony.

    Wasn't the problem around DOM web compat rather than Javascript? AFAIK EdgeHTML and Chakra (the JS engine) were fairly performant. The problem was compatibility.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on If you had the means to build a website, then what would it be? in ~tech

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    I've wanted to make a website which aggregates RSS feeds from personal websites and you can essentially just full-text search through it or filter by tag. It doesn't sound very hard to make. This...

    I've wanted to make a website which aggregates RSS feeds from personal websites and you can essentially just full-text search through it or filter by tag. It doesn't sound very hard to make.

    This is inspired by this post.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on All Good Things… (Leaving Mozilla) in ~comp

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    From my own personal testing of my website, I can somewhat agree but I still think that neither of them really exist exist independently of their OSs so I still see them as equally problematic...

    From my own personal testing of my website, I can somewhat agree but I still think that neither of them really exist exist independently of their OSs so I still see them as equally problematic personally. Here's two recent examples of the behaviour being similar vs different.

    I tried putting a class on a br tag. Probably very illegal and bad and well, this is old but WebKit and Chromium just didn't apply the styles while Firefox did.

    Although, the way they handle .currentSrc is different. WebKit does it on DOM load while Chromium does it when the element is loaded. Firefox seems to have odd behaviour, I'm not entirely sure if it's a bug. This is entirely fixed if I just listen for loading though.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on The fall of Minecraft's 2b2t in ~games

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    This is an absolutely insane exploit. I'd love to have the data gathered, that sounds so interesting to see the world evolve overtime. I kinda wish I had something to accomplish the same on my own...

    This is an absolutely insane exploit. I'd love to have the data gathered, that sounds so interesting to see the world evolve overtime. I kinda wish I had something to accomplish the same on my own worlds or worlds I host.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on Steam Deck - Valve's Switch-style portable gaming PC, starting at $399 USD and shipping in December 2021 in ~games

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    They won't use system libraries for Proton though, they'll use pressure-vessel as they've been doing for the past few months.

    While Proton is great, it's far from "done" - Valve is going to be doing major development over the course of the Steam Deck's life and having up-to-date packages (which is difficult to do with Debian) is a necessity

    They won't use system libraries for Proton though, they'll use pressure-vessel as they've been doing for the past few months.

    9 votes
  10. Comment on Authenticated brand logos in Gmail will roll out over the coming weeks in ~tech

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    I think BIMI is pretty interesting however I'm not sure about the need for VMC for it be shown in email clients. I feel that VMC should probably be used to represent "official" rather than showing...

    I think BIMI is pretty interesting however I'm not sure about the need for VMC for it be shown in email clients. I feel that VMC should probably be used to represent "official" rather than showing it at all.

  11. Comment on The day I almost decided to hold the press to account in ~tech

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    I think it was a pretty interesting perspective and generally reflects what I've thought about news media's business model being contradictory to their reporting.

    I think it was a pretty interesting perspective and generally reflects what I've thought about news media's business model being contradictory to their reporting.

  12. Comment on Popular Audacity audio app dubbed ‘spyware’ by users over policy changes from new owner in ~tech

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    I mean, even Tildes has that type of statement saying that Deimos will share information to comply with legal processes. I guess Tildes might make more sense because of direct messages which could...

    I mean, even Tildes has that type of statement saying that Deimos will share information to comply with legal processes. I guess Tildes might make more sense because of direct messages which could include writing contracts (even if it's a terrible place to do it).

    6 votes
  13. Comment on Popular Audacity audio app dubbed ‘spyware’ by users over policy changes from new owner in ~tech

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    I think it's legal boilerplate simply to state that they will share information they have if they're complied by law enforcement. Even Tildes' Privacy Policy includes something similar :

    I think it's legal boilerplate simply to state that they will share information they have if they're complied by law enforcement.

    Even Tildes' Privacy Policy includes something similar :

    Your information is not willingly shared with third parties, but we may disclose your information if we believe it is necessary to comply with a valid legal process or to prevent imminent harm (such as suicide).

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

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    My first thought was that this is used for their Microsoft integration. It would fall under this bullet point : In the end, I'm not sure.

    This search engine's privacy policy says they share your information with third party service providers such as Microsoft, and does not include language that says they ensure that those third party service providers do anything to protect your information.

    My first thought was that this is used for their Microsoft integration.

    It would fall under this bullet point :

    Vendors to support the provision of the Services

    Microsoft is one such provider where we may share limited personal information in order to make the Services available.

    In the end, I'm not sure.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Flathub, runtimes and stats in ~tech

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    Thanks for the kind words! The thing that keeps me going is that I'm able to help people with this even if it's a small thing that most won't notice.

    Thanks for the kind words! The thing that keeps me going is that I'm able to help people with this even if it's a small thing that most won't notice.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Attempting to cross Scotland in a completely straight line. (Part 1: Enter the factory) in ~humanities

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    His normal videos are not 4:3, I imagine it's the portable camera used for these. All of the videos for this series are like this.

    His normal videos are not 4:3, I imagine it's the portable camera used for these. All of the videos for this series are like this.

    2 votes