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  1. Comment on Google suspends some business with Huawei due to sanctions - future Huawei devices will be unable to access Play Store as well as Google apps including Gmail and YouTube in ~tech

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    I didn't know about that store but yeah, if they have it they won't go for F-droid but I still stand that it would be cool if they did. Yeah.. this whole bootloader ordeal is just disgusting, I'm...

    I've not agreed to the terms to check, but from the name I'm pretty sure their "AppGallery" already competes with the Play Store so I doubt they'd throw that away in favour of F-Droid.

    I didn't know about that store but yeah, if they have it they won't go for F-droid but I still stand that it would be cool if they did.

    If only I'd bought my phone a few months earlier, I'd be able to just flash a custom ROM and be done with it...

    Yeah.. this whole bootloader ordeal is just disgusting, I'm never buying (or well can't at this point) one of their phones because of that.

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  2. Comment on Google suspends some business with Huawei due to sanctions - future Huawei devices will be unable to access Play Store as well as Google apps including Gmail and YouTube in ~tech

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    Yeah, it'll probably do fine in the chinese market. I'm fairly sure it would be against Google's terms of services otherwise manufacturers wouldn't be using the proprietary programs and being...

    I doubt it would fail in China, but I think you're right in regards to the rest of the world.

    Yeah, it'll probably do fine in the chinese market.

    How come it wouldn't be legal?

    I'm fairly sure it would be against Google's terms of services otherwise manufacturers wouldn't be using the proprietary programs and being forced to include certain applications.

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  3. Comment on Google suspends some business with Huawei due to sanctions - future Huawei devices will be unable to access Play Store as well as Google apps including Gmail and YouTube in ~tech

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    By F-droid, I meant the program, they'd most likely use their own repository with their own programs but yeah, it's very unlikely but it'd be cool. I've never heard that rumour but I think it'd...

    By F-droid, I meant the program, they'd most likely use their own repository with their own programs but yeah, it's very unlikely but it'd be cool.

    I've never heard that rumour but I think it'd most likely fail unless it's Android-based. Something like MicroG wouldn't be legal for them to use from what I know though.

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  4. Comment on Google suspends some business with Huawei due to sanctions - future Huawei devices will be unable to access Play Store as well as Google apps including Gmail and YouTube in ~tech

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    It'd be really cool if they turned around and used F-droid and open source applications but I think they're simply not gonna do much in that direction considering they also don't let you unlock...

    It'd be really cool if they turned around and used F-droid and open source applications but I think they're simply not gonna do much in that direction considering they also don't let you unlock the bootloader anymore.

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  5. Comment on Opera Reborn 3: No modern browser is perfect, but this may be as close as it gets in ~tech

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    Blink is Chromium, Webkit is Safari. Atleast, those are the most popular with each :P

    Blink is Chromium, Webkit is Safari. Atleast, those are the most popular with each :P

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  6. Comment on Intel Tried To Bribe Reseachers to Downplay The Severity of MDS Vulnerability in ~tech

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    If you mean disabling hyperthreading, Intel would never be able to retroactively disable it themselves for all CPUs and if they did, it would be a catastrophic event for them.

    If you mean disabling hyperthreading, Intel would never be able to retroactively disable it themselves for all CPUs and if they did, it would be a catastrophic event for them.

  7. Comment on Intel Tried To Bribe Reseachers to Downplay The Severity of MDS Vulnerability in ~tech

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    Personally, the biggest problem I have with it is the NDA. And while I understand this is common practice, This seems simply impossible considering it's an hardware issue, you can't fix it.

    Personally, the biggest problem I have with it is the NDA. And while I understand this is common practice,

    Intel says that this gives them the chance to address the issues before hackers have time to design and spread malware that exploit the vulnerability.

    This seems simply impossible considering it's an hardware issue, you can't fix it.

  8. Comment on Intel Tried To Bribe Reseachers to Downplay The Severity of MDS Vulnerability in ~tech

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    Woops, I mean, they're similar languages so I won't blame myself too much for the mistake. Hopefully someone else can chime in to see, yeah.

    Woops, I mean, they're similar languages so I won't blame myself too much for the mistake. Hopefully someone else can chime in to see, yeah.

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  9. Comment on Intel Tried To Bribe Reseachers to Downplay The Severity of MDS Vulnerability in ~tech

  10. Comment on Opera Reborn 3: No modern browser is perfect, but this may be as close as it gets in ~tech

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    Really? no. Not only has it been 6 years as @oden mentioned but Blink uses the V8 javascript engine instead of JavascriptCore and the Chromium ecosystem is really different at this point. At the...

    Really? no. Not only has it been 6 years as @oden mentioned but Blink uses the V8 javascript engine instead of JavascriptCore and the Chromium ecosystem is really different at this point. At the core, they are "similar-ish" but in practical use, they are very different.

    The most popular webkit is Safari and Blink is Chromium, they are two very different beasts at this point both for compatibility and speed.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on Opera Reborn 3: No modern browser is perfect, but this may be as close as it gets in ~tech

  12. Comment on Hierarchical Tags: How They're Used and Working Toward a Community Standard [Draft Part 1] in ~tildes

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    I think a different term for this might be better to avoid confusion between those with power to delete or ban and those with power to re-tag and label comments. I don't know what would be a...

    I think a different term for this might be better to avoid confusion between those with power to delete or ban and those with power to re-tag and label comments. I don't know what would be a better term however.

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  13. Comment on Opera Reborn 3: No modern browser is perfect, but this may be as close as it gets in ~tech

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    I think it's more so that we're slowly going towards a monopoly on the browser engines. Basically it's down to : Gecko/Servo Webkit Blink Before we also had : Presto Trident (Internet explorer)...

    I think it's more so that we're slowly going towards a monopoly on the browser engines.

    Basically it's down to :

    • Gecko/Servo
    • Webkit
    • Blink

    Before we also had :

    • Presto
    • Trident (Internet explorer)
    • EdgeHTML (Edge)

    We've killed 50% of our engines in the last decade basically. Sure, we can say it's good that now all of our engines are open source but if nobody can keep up with the browser engines, we're only inching more and more towards making the web ecosystem proprietary to those engines rather than using standards that anyone can follow. We can see that more and more with websites basically only working on Chrome.

    13 votes
  14. Comment on Hierarchical Tags: How They're Used and Working Toward a Community Standard [Draft Part 1] in ~tildes

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    I think instead of relying on moderators to do this, it might be interesting to allow all users to do so with the trust system just like we have with comment labels.

    I think instead of relying on moderators to do this, it might be interesting to allow all users to do so with the trust system just like we have with comment labels.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Hierarchical Tags: How They're Used and Working Toward a Community Standard [Draft Part 1] in ~tildes

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    I think getting any large group of people follow any kind of system which is not enforced systematically is going to near impossible as more people come to the site and people who try to get...

    actually, one of the surprising things in doing this so far is that a lot of hierarchical tags seem to broadly follow a sort of unspoken standard (with a few trouble spots), so we should be able to craft that into something universal (or close to it) but easy to follow if we actually get around to it instead of letting it just kinda sit and compound.

    I think getting any large group of people follow any kind of system which is not enforced systematically is going to near impossible as more people come to the site and people who try to get systems of tagging will most likely feel re-tagging this much due to the nature of hierarchical tags to be a chore.

    since right now they're mildly arbitrary as a function of being what people suggested early on in the website

    I don't see them changing in the future into something which follows more of a standard without ruining hours upon hours of conversation and I think any kind of standard we would come up early with such a system is bound to be reimagined into something which makes more sense for future tildians which would be problematic.

    alternative.medicine has though, and if i understand your point would basically be that some tags of that nature are hard to make equivalent through synonymous tags or some similar process to what their standardization would be (in that case, medicine.alternative)?

    Yes, precisely. I remember hearing @Deimos saying that for example, ~tv.anime and ~anime.tv could be synonymous, I think making such a thing with tags would be likely impossible simply because of the volatile nature of them compared to groups which are not and meaning that certain tags might be split into multiple hierarchical tags which might all be equally valid but make the search significantly harder.

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  16. Comment on Hierarchical Tags: How They're Used and Working Toward a Community Standard [Draft Part 1] in ~tildes

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    Even subgroups currently don't really follow a standard, I think it's even less likely that we can do tag standards properly. I probably didn't explain myself properly. I more so meant that...

    so it would make sense to try and attain a community standard of how and where they're supposed to be used.

    Even subgroups currently don't really follow a standard, I think it's even less likely that we can do tag standards properly.

    actually, the hierarchy between groups and tags is basically the same to the point where one of the appeals of using hierarchical tags over flat tags is that they'll easily demonstrate where we need new groups and make the transition relatively seamless. to reuse my example up in the other thread, in the future, if medicine topics for example were to become the majority of the content in ~health, we would create ~health.medicine, and then if medicine.alternative dominates that, we would make something like ~health.medicine.alternative, and so on as needed. you can sorta do this with flat tagging, but given how tildes is set up, it'd probably be significantly more work than if you just used hierarchical tags.

    I probably didn't explain myself properly. I more so meant that health.medicine and medicine.health can't easily be the same thing as they should be like groups can do (or will, not actually sure if we currently do this for anything).

    hierarchical tags also will currently display in searches for both their parent tag and their hierarchical tags, and while you can't search directly for the full tags right now

    I actually didn't know that, that's good to know.

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  17. Comment on Hierarchical Tags: How They're Used and Working Toward a Community Standard [Draft Part 1] in ~tildes

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    I personally think tags should be mostly non-hierarchical and specific tags should hierarchical, here's why : User-friendly-ness A tagging system which is too complex or convoluted quickly becomes...

    I personally think tags should be mostly non-hierarchical and specific tags should hierarchical, here's why :

    1. User-friendly-ness

    A tagging system which is too complex or convoluted quickly becomes useless the average user and now tagging becomes a liability rather than a powerful feature.

    1. Difference in hierarchy with groups

    Tags unlike groups can't be easily re-directional. What does this mean? This creates the problems exposed above with regards to usability.

    1. Search

    Searching for things which have a certain tag becomes a chore of "did they do this or this or maybe this?"

    1. Combining tags

    Combining tags is a much more powerful feature than hierarchical tags because more people can tag their posts appropriately and people can easily search for multiple tags but it's much harder to search this if you have hierarchical tags


    So how do I think specific tags could be hierarchical?

    Here's what I'll propose. Certain tag "groups" should be enforced with standards site-wide, examples of such would be :

    nsfw.<insert-here>
    tw.<insert-here>

    Here's why this format is powerful, the communities can decide which subgroups they want to apply for these instances since they know which are appropriate for their own communities and since it's only a subset of tags being as such, it's easy to keep up with but we should not standardize more than saying things such as :

    • These should not pluralized
    • These should be "ou" instead of "o" (up to debate but example : coloured instead of colored)

    I think it's worth pondering if the trust system should allow users to re-tag or if only moderation roles should re-tag.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on The Need for a FreeDesktop Dark Style Preference in ~tech

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    Interesting article, I wonder how this will turn out. I personally thought changing the theme was good enough but I guess that's only really useful for the toolkit you're changing it for.

    Interesting article, I wonder how this will turn out. I personally thought changing the theme was good enough but I guess that's only really useful for the toolkit you're changing it for.

    2 votes