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  1. Comment on Why is there just 3 main PC operation systems? Is there room to market a platform that isn't as intrusive as Windows 10, but more user friendly than Linux based ones? in ~tech

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    Also you can do pretty much everything online with TurboTax too and it’s a pretty good experience, so on the off-chance it stopped working on wine, you could always use that.

    Also you can do pretty much everything online with TurboTax too and it’s a pretty good experience, so on the off-chance it stopped working on wine, you could always use that.

  2. Comment on What is you preferred password manager? in ~tech

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    Same. It also syncs to my Macs. My favorite thing about it is that when I get a new device, I can just sign in on it and all my stuff is there right away, the browser fills it in and everything....

    Same. It also syncs to my Macs. My favorite thing about it is that when I get a new device, I can just sign in on it and all my stuff is there right away, the browser fills it in and everything. Don’t have to install any extra apps or browser extensions.

  3. Comment on Cars in ~hobbies

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    2000 Honda Odyssey. Love the car, but it will probably fail inspection this August and I’ll have to get rid of it because whatever it needs is probably way more than it’s worth. 205k miles and...

    2000 Honda Odyssey. Love the car, but it will probably fail inspection this August and I’ll have to get rid of it because whatever it needs is probably way more than it’s worth. 205k miles and still runs/drives great, I’ve had no major mechanical issues. These pothole-filled PA roads really do a number on the suspension though, I’ve replaced pretty much every suspension component in the last few years.

  4. Comment on Favorite Laptop? in ~tech

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    Same. I just wish there was a fix to make the keyboards more reliable or that Apple would start a quality program giving free repairs for them. My 1 year to buy AppleCare is almost up, and I’m...

    Same. I just wish there was a fix to make the keyboards more reliable or that Apple would start a quality program giving free repairs for them. My 1 year to buy AppleCare is almost up, and I’m thinking I’m gonna do it just so that I don’t end up with a $700 repair down the road.

  5. Comment on Where are you from? in ~talk

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    Eastern PA checking in! There are at least two of us now!

    Eastern PA checking in! There are at least two of us now!

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Two bugs: "Keep Me Logged In" doesn't work, and Read Replies still show as "New" in ~tildes

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    I’m definitely getting the “keep me logged in” bug on iOS Safari (latest 11.4 beta) and I think also macOS safari.

    I’m definitely getting the “keep me logged in” bug on iOS Safari (latest 11.4 beta) and I think also macOS safari.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on What's something new that you're watching that's good? in ~tv

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    I’m always watching The West Wing, which is a series about a fictional US president and his administration. I’ve watched the entire series 3 or 4 times now, and I also like to go back and just...

    I’m always watching The West Wing, which is a series about a fictional US president and his administration. I’ve watched the entire series 3 or 4 times now, and I also like to go back and just watch single episodes or a few in a row. It’s, in my opinion, one of the most underrated TV shows (at least today - apparently it was pretty big back when it was airing in 1999-2006). A lot of fans really hate seasons 5-7 which were after the creator (Aaron Sorkin) left the show, but I don’t find them too terrible. The Sorkin seasons are definitely better though.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Picard or Kirk? in ~tv

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    Picard. I don’t know as much of Kirk, but Picard pretty much always stuck to his principles and was, in many cases, as close to absolutely morally right as it was possible to go. He had incredible...

    Picard. I don’t know as much of Kirk, but Picard pretty much always stuck to his principles and was, in many cases, as close to absolutely morally right as it was possible to go. He had incredible mental strength and fortitude and could work under an extreme amount of stress.

    10 votes
  9. Comment on Introductions - Round 2! in ~talk

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    I saw a thread on /r/programming or maybe in one of the bitchfest threads that mentioned ~ and decided I’d give it a go. Also I like to find small UI bugs so I’m looking to help with testing...

    I saw a thread on /r/programming or maybe in one of the bitchfest threads that mentioned ~ and decided I’d give it a go. Also I like to find small UI bugs so I’m looking to help with testing things like that. I’m a longtime reddit user (almost 5y with an account, lurked before that) - I would probably call myself addicted to reddit - and I’m getting a bit tired of the direction they’re heading in, though I don’t think I’m ready to give it up just yet. What I really like about this place is that there doesn’t seem to be much toxicity toward reddit even though a lot of people came here because they were disgruntled with it. I like that we can peacefully coexist in a mature fashion and I hope that’s something this site can continue in the future. I go by /u/nathreed on reddit as well as here.

    9 votes
  10. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - thoughts about making the site publicly visible, but still invite-only? in ~tildes.official

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    I like the ideas posted in this thread of making some threads, eg big science AMAs, public for all to see. Maybe if the load on the servers got too high with all the non-registered users, you...

    I like the ideas posted in this thread of making some threads, eg big science AMAs, public for all to see. Maybe if the load on the servers got too high with all the non-registered users, you could implement some kind of queue system or something where, once a certain amount of non-registered users is reached, it just serves all other incoming non-registered users a “sorry, we’re full” page and gives them a spot in the queue.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on What are your favourite podcasts? in ~talk

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    Well, looks like totallynotrobots hasn’t spread to ~ yet, the robots are still openly admitting it here!

    I’m an android device

    Well, looks like totallynotrobots hasn’t spread to ~ yet, the robots are still openly admitting it here!

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Using Touch ID to separate bots from humans in social media in ~comp

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    Looking at the current state of the Touch ID/Face ID API, Apple probably wouldn’t let you get control or info that fine-grained. Currently all you can do is get info on whether the user...

    Looking at the current state of the Touch ID/Face ID API, Apple probably wouldn’t let you get control or info that fine-grained. Currently all you can do is get info on whether the user successfully authorized or not. This could be with Touch ID, Face ID, or even a passcode if they failed too many attempts at one of the above (I think you can disable the passcode option though). I don’t think the API tells you which they used. So if they expanded it to include public/private keys like is suggested in the article, it’s likely that they wouldn’t differentiate between Face and Touch ID.

    https://developer.apple.com/documentation/localauthentication/

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Post your setup! in ~comp

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    OS: macOS Editor/IDE: Sublime/IDEA/Xcode Terminal: Terminal.app, bash, literally default theme Browser: Safari (hardcore apple fan) Package manager: homebrew Git: SourceTree Scratch “paper”: Apple...

    OS: macOS
    Editor/IDE: Sublime/IDEA/Xcode
    Terminal: Terminal.app, bash, literally default theme
    Browser: Safari (hardcore apple fan)
    Package manager: homebrew
    Git: SourceTree
    Scratch “paper”: Apple Notes app
    Machine: 2017 MBP w/ touch bar, 3.5GHz i7/16GB/250GB

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Let's talk about that annoying thing we all don't want to think about: funding. in ~tildes

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    I noticed that this worked pretty well with grassroots political campaigns. Having an achievable goal that people are driven to meet by a certain deadline really motivated extra donations.

    I noticed that this worked pretty well with grassroots political campaigns. Having an achievable goal that people are driven to meet by a certain deadline really motivated extra donations.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on Let's talk about that annoying thing we all don't want to think about: funding. in ~tildes

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    I think that was just for extra features though. You could still use the core functionality without paying. I think such a model could work for ~, but then you’d also have to consider whether you...

    I think that was just for extra features though. You could still use the core functionality without paying. I think such a model could work for ~, but then you’d also have to consider whether you want to deprive some users of potentially useful features.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Apple Rejects Valve's Steam Link App Due to 'Business Conflicts' in ~tech

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    I think Apple is concerned about App Store content standards. This app allows access to any game on steam, which Apple can’t necessarily review. Content Apple doesn’t control, especially...

    I think Apple is concerned about App Store content standards. This app allows access to any game on steam, which Apple can’t necessarily review. Content Apple doesn’t control, especially potentially NSFW (I know steam doesn’t allow straight up porn but there is gore and stuff) has been an issue in the past, like with a lot of third party reddit apps and NSFW content on reddit. They could also be concerned about the customer experience with games that might not be optimized for playing in this way.

    1 vote