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  1. Comment on Four Chinese military personnel charged for Equifax hack in ~tech

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    I was reading a sysadmin thread and had the same realization. https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/f1bkvt/corpcom_is_being_sold_thousands_of_systems_around/fh6c7k1/ he had the domain it.com...

    I was reading a sysadmin thread and had the same realization. https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/f1bkvt/corpcom_is_being_sold_thousands_of_systems_around/fh6c7k1/ he had the domain it.com and it was receiving information it really shouldn't be seeing at all.

    Scary to think that all it would take is a hasty sale by someone not thinking twice, it expiring, or whatever else then there's a huge vector for leaked (well, broadcasted) info.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on First snapshot for Minecraft update 1.16 released in ~games

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    the issues with lava aren't constrained to Y20 in the nether. There's random pockets of lava p much everywhere from what I remember.

    the issues with lava aren't constrained to Y20 in the nether. There's random pockets of lava p much everywhere from what I remember.

  3. Comment on What are all the different ways in which we can appreciate games? in ~games

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    Something about the speedrunning community that always astonishes me is their ability to appreciate every part of a game. I can only imagine how good it must feel to know that not only are people...

    Something about the speedrunning community that always astonishes me is their ability to appreciate every part of a game. I can only imagine how good it must feel to know that not only are people still playing your game after a few decades, but that they're actively reverse engineering your code and coming up with new ways to play that very same game! I'm not sure how I'd categorize this suggestion since I doubt "reverse engineering" would encapsulate it all, but I didn't see it mentioned just yet so wanted to throw its hat in the ring.

    I'm not even sure what games I'd use as an example. Basically all nintendo games have become staples, but what drew me into this community was Harry Potter 1 for the PS1. Playing the game for the first time since childhood was a nice experience, but it didn't come anywhere close to the months of obsession that came afterwards. A school friend and I would theory craft routes for the 100% and any%, spend hours running into walls during different animations trying to recreate a random glitch, and even looking into how the game engine/games of that era worked so that we might find some inherited glitch or something.

    It's such an interesting ecosystem to me, and there's endless amounts of nichés. There's your any% category where you just gotta finish the game, 100% meaning you must do every tracked activity to completion, glitchless% which is self explanatory. There's a few more but those are the meat and potatoes of it. But then we have TAS. Tool Assisted Speedruns can be anything from letting you use savestates, frame advance, but the real magic happens when you compile a list of inputs and have the emulator play them back at inhuman precision and speeds. It allows for so many shenanigans that you wouldn't even dream of doing by hand - but in the spirit of speedrunning, of course someone has managed to pull of a run previously though to be TAS only.

    This has been more of a rant than I intended and really doesn't fit into your format so I apologize for that, but I hope if you've read this far then you've had your interest piqued a little bit.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    I think that's for the same reason that sarcasm is hit and miss on the internet. You can't tell if someone is just letting you know something bc they have a similar preference and solved it a...

    I think that's for the same reason that sarcasm is hit and miss on the internet. You can't tell if someone is just letting you know something bc they have a similar preference and solved it a different way VS someone seeing you do something "wrong" and wanting to correct it.

    I don't usually get bothered by small aside comments, but if I've re-iterated something a bunch yet each reply gives the impression they haven't even read what I wrote, then I start to write it off and assume they're among the "do it my way" crowd.

    Unfortunately though, even if what they said is good advice, I can accidentally read something as preachy/sarcastic/glib and then I'll stubbornly avoid it like the plague. Funny how we can be sometimes.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on ZzArt - Abstract Art Evolution - Now Open Source on GitHub! in ~creative

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    Ah this is reminding me of this evolvotron thing I found on my raspberry pi repository! I absolutely loved clicking around to see what combinations I could steer it towards, and wound up with a...

    Ah this is reminding me of this evolvotron thing I found on my raspberry pi repository! I absolutely loved clicking around to see what combinations I could steer it towards, and wound up with a bunch of wallpapers I could rotate through with a script.

    I'm on windows now but that live demo is bringing back all sorts of nostalgia, good job dude!

    2 votes
  6. Comment on What YouTube channels have you been watching more recently and would recommend? in ~talk

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    I could suggest channels endlessly. I'm subscribed to so many that I actually have no clue. You tube just caps the listing at 1000, so I'm not sure if adding new ones is bumping old ones off or if...

    I could suggest channels endlessly. I'm subscribed to so many that I actually have no clue. You tube just caps the listing at 1000, so I'm not sure if adding new ones is bumping old ones off or if the number just stops there. Either way I'm going to limit myself to channels in my youtube history of the last few days.

    Andreas Kling - Dudes building an operating system from scratch and it's already taking shape. I was surprised at how much of his stuff I was actually watching, but I guess it's just entertaining to see someone good at what they do and their thought process along the way.

    post 10 - You might have seen one or two of these on r/videos a bit ago, that's where I stumbled across him. This dude unclogs flooded storm drains, spelunks massive culverts, and it's oh so satisfying. A bit of a guilty pleasure kind of thing, but the more you watch the less guilty it becomes. He's a good dude and really quite smart.

    bad obsession motorsport These guys are doing Project Binky. Shoving the entire running gear of a 4wd toyota celica into a comparatively microscopic mini, all with the self imposed restraint of not just making it a bunch longer or something. They absolutely over-engineer everything so the gaps between videos are more than worth it.

    chubby emu This is a bonafide hypochondriac machine. Some of these videos deeply deeply unsettle me but are so well put together that I almost have to sit through them.

    rctestflight if you're into rc stuff, or just want to see some high production quality goofing around by someone incredibly smart and able - this is your guy. He's got a few projects that i've been following. A solar powered plane with the goal of it being able to sustain flight while recharging the battery, he's made a diy paramotor thing out of rc supplies, and just general finnicky rc projects like experimenting with 3d printing a lifting body and then dropping it from one of his other multirotors.

    dyson5000 If you love corny, bad, dadjokes then look no further. I absolutely love this channel and its ability to just melt a shitty week away. Some of the jokes are a bit out there, and others are typical uncle humour. But more than occasionally there'll be this joke in there that absolutely floors you out of nowhere and you'll spend the rest of the episode in the afterglow.

    kris harbour This guy is making an environmentally friendly homestead and workshop. He's got a little hydroelectric generator set up and videos chronicling that, he's got the main structure of his new workshop up after finishing the roof, and is doing the interior walls and whatnot iirc. He makes quite fast progress on it and although the videos are quite long, it's usually quite full of different things instead of just 1 task + ranting ( although there is a bit of that )

    wintergatan This dudes marble machine is coming along absolutely great. It's amazing watching it come together and eventually evolve as it's being put together. Seeing all the iterations and frustrations get ironed out is so cathartic and the dude is charming as heck too

    7 votes
  7. Comment on "If you like _____, you might also like _____." - Music recommendation game in ~music

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    Gonna be a bit of a hard/unconventional one I think. I found this album a while ago while I was getting into vaporwave, but it's not vaporwave exactly - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-6z9BzM2AQ...

    Gonna be a bit of a hard/unconventional one I think.

    I found this album a while ago while I was getting into vaporwave, but it's not vaporwave exactly - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-6z9BzM2AQ

    It's hypnogogic, glitchy, atmospheric, but also upbeat and has some interesting vocals-but-not-lyrics on some songs.

    I'll just be happy with a handful of artists that just have a single component like the vocals as an instrument bit, but i'm hoping this is its own genre.

    e: the spotify link

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I love me some Go, even though I'm rusty as all hell and produce nothing but steaming bowls of spaghetti. I lost the project when my old laptop died, but I also made a little terminal music...

    I love me some Go, even though I'm rusty as all hell and produce nothing but steaming bowls of spaghetti.

    I lost the project when my old laptop died, but I also made a little terminal music player. Mine was more an audiobook player though. I wanted to be able to flick between a few different books without losing my place but some would be in huge 45m chunks with many chapters, and i'd always forget the mm:ss mark.

    bish bash bosh and i had a quick and dirty audiobook manager that suited me. I got lazy and wound up using https://github.com/JoelOtter/termloop for an awful lot of the heavy lifting, if i'm honest. Most of my effort was spent trying to get the ui looking neat while also have info at a glance.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread - 2019W40 in ~comp

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    I've been working on something on/off for a few months now but seemly am making no progress. I've got the individual bits of the project mostly sorted, but this one aspect has me hung up for...

    I've been working on something on/off for a few months now but seemly am making no progress. I've got the individual bits of the project mostly sorted, but this one aspect has me hung up for months...

    What I'm hoping to make is a globe-plotted news blotter. Picture google maps but instead of 'McDonalds' having a marker, its a news story pinned in Chicago. Plus a time slider to go back through the days. There's libraries out there to make that stuff easier like mapbox and cesiumjs.

    My issue is programatically getting the location from news stories. I've tried so many different approaches but I can't really come up with anything better than hand sorting it. The closest I got was using prnewswire, or a service similar to that. But webscraping was a bit too unreliable and I still haven't heard back from the API key request ;c

    I had a bit of a wacky idea of using RSS feeds and just trying to write a program that scans an article and identifies all locations referenced within it. It's been proving to be chronically slow to check reliably.

    This is mostly just a vent post, since I'm fairly sure I'm burnt out on the idea for now. It would have been pretty cool imo though, but maybe I'm just not there yet as a programmer.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on What do you want someone to ask you about? in ~talk

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    I'll have a number 21 please. For me it's been a rather odd experience since I'm rather outwardly normal. Plus I've learnt all these little tricks for hiding/coping with things over the years,...

    I'll have a number 21 please.

    For me it's been a rather odd experience since I'm rather outwardly normal. Plus I've learnt all these little tricks for hiding/coping with things over the years, most people don't realise I am until I hint/straight up tell them. Even then they sometimes doubt it. Over the years things have gotten easier and easier. Finding myself in relationships, living by myself, having flings, had some hiccups but I managed all these things I just assumed I'd find difficult because of all the teeny tiny little things I found impossible.

    At this point I'm really glad I am autistic. It's a bit of a life saver in certain situations. Just went through a breakup recently and I really don't know if I'd have been able keep such a level head otherwise. Random things are so intense for me that I've had more than enough practice trying to rein in my anxiety attacks and try to work through whatever I was feeling.

    Plus it's made me a bit of a chameleon. I just started an access course and it's only the second week in but I've already had impromtu chats with a couple of the guys in some of my classes. Never really been a fan of smalltalk but I could do it in the Olympics if i wanted to, then as soon as they'd show a passion I'd let them share it (and this is the best part about being my brand of autistic imo) and appreciate it with them. Be it study techniques, roman emperors, or languages; I can always appreciate something about it. There's no need to fake being interested or just smiling and saying "that's so cool" because it is actually really cool stuff most of the time!

    So yeah, it's been a bit of a rollercoaster and not without its downsides. But I sure am glad I was vaccinated, are you?

    9 votes
  11. Comment on Amazon changed its search system to boost more-profitable listings, including its own brands in ~tech

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    I do this, but in my friend group I'm the odd one out. Everyone else is all like "but then I've got to give my details to some random store I've not been to before" which is a somewhat reasonable...

    I do this, but in my friend group I'm the odd one out. Everyone else is all like "but then I've got to give my details to some random store I've not been to before" which is a somewhat reasonable hangup, but it's not like it's the wild west out there anymore. I think they just don't want the hassle of having accounts registered all over the place, spamming their emails, and potientially getting their data sold/leaked.

    It's a hard cycle to break evidently because i've become a bit of a broken record about it and still no budging

    3 votes
  12. Comment on 94,504 BTC (1,018,147,922 USD) transferred from unknown wallet to unknown wallet in ~finance

  13. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Been binging Alt-J's An Awesome Wave. Been a while since I listened to it and I forgot how much I loved it. Not a huge fan of the 2nd album, but this first one is the gift that keeps on giving for...

    Been binging Alt-J's An Awesome Wave. Been a while since I listened to it and I forgot how much I loved it.

    Not a huge fan of the 2nd album, but this first one is the gift that keeps on giving for sure. I love that sort of casual underspoken, almost lo-fi vibe they have going on

    1 vote
  14. Comment on SpaceX 150 Meter Starhopper Test in ~space

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    Honestly felt like Kerbal Space Program in real life, seeing a huge unwieldy water tower take flight!

    Honestly felt like Kerbal Space Program in real life, seeing a huge unwieldy water tower take flight!

    10 votes
  15. While on the search page, make clicking links to your "subscriptions" move the search to that board.

    I was looking to see if anyone had talked about the TV show Person Of Interest and forgot to go to ~tv before searching. I know its not a major thing since it only took me a few seconds click to...

    I was looking to see if anyone had talked about the TV show Person Of Interest and forgot to go to ~tv before searching.

    I know its not a major thing since it only took me a few seconds click to the right place and search there, but it might be nice if you could filter the general search results from the sidebar instead of just viewing the board you clicked.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Kerbal Space Program 2 Cinematic Announce Trailer in ~games

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    Something that always got me was the landing gear. You gotta make sure you use the 'Rotate' tool on 'Absolute' and lock it nice and straight. It's easy to have them be a teeeeny bit off kilter if...

    Something that always got me was the landing gear. You gotta make sure you use the 'Rotate' tool on 'Absolute' and lock it nice and straight.

    It's easy to have them be a teeeeny bit off kilter if you're putting them in odd spots or have already rotated other parts. So you'll start gaining speed and suddenly it just pratfalls in the runway... Great fun

    Also making sure that if you're attaching them to wings that you have struts/autostruts making the whole thing rigid, for the same reason. If things start to flex then they have a tendency to go sideways quick

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Number of Interrail tickets sold in Sweden has nearly doubled so far this year as the country's no-fly trend has taken off in ~misc

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    I bet there were a few high fives for him getting that headline!

    I bet there were a few high fives for him getting that headline!

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Aether | A decentralized social network in ~tech

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    Yeah I'm with you on that one. There's nothing worse than not being able to find something but you don't know the name/what to search. If you know you've posted/mentioned it before, you can just...

    Yeah I'm with you on that one. There's nothing worse than not being able to find something but you don't know the name/what to search.

    If you know you've posted/mentioned it before, you can just chug through the history. Without that? goodbye thing i wanted to share... was nice fogetting ya

    2 votes
  19. Comment on How YouTube Radicalized Brazil in ~tech

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    whoops, I guess I should have double checked that since it was the first time using firefoxes built in page grabber.. Thanks for fixing it

    whoops, I guess I should have double checked that since it was the first time using firefoxes built in page grabber.. Thanks for fixing it

    3 votes
  20. Comment on How YouTube Radicalized Brazil in ~tech