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  1. Comment on How Many Bones Would You Break to Get Laid? “Incels” are going under the knife to reshape their faces, and their dating prospects. in ~life

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    Zero. This is how I look. People should care more about their hygiene, the way they behave and think about others, etc. A pretty face isn't going to sustain a relationship when you can't respect...

    Zero. This is how I look.

    People should care more about their hygiene, the way they behave and think about others, etc. A pretty face isn't going to sustain a relationship when you can't respect your partner, when you only think about yourself, when you're smelly, and so on.

    Also, I don't understand why so many are desperate to find a partner. For some it's like it's a requirement. They put this massive pressure on themselves and go bananas when someone says "no". It's crazy.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Political Confessional: I Think Private Schools Should Be Banned in ~life

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    This article and some of the comments here raise good points, but I don't think private schools should be banned. Public education should be improved though. I went to a public school, but in some...

    This article and some of the comments here raise good points, but I don't think private schools should be banned. Public education should be improved though.

    I went to a public school, but in some places it's so bad that if I had kids (and could afford) I would try to give them a better education. Ideally public education would be good everywhere, but it isn't. It's not fair to force everyone to have a bad education.

    Then there's the problem of how the system works. One thing is to have the US model and another completely different is to have a system they have in Finland. If everyone is forced to fit into a system that isn't the best for them, they will not thrive.

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  4. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    True, but you know that anyone can record you saying or doing something silly. You also know that you can't do much about it. I was a bit surprised to see the admin saying "yep, there was a lot of...

    Once you step outside, the world is also "public by default". But you still maintain basic expectations of privacy. Just because the internet is public doesn't mean all expectations for any privacy and basic decency (asking for permission) should fly out the window.

    True, but you know that anyone can record you saying or doing something silly. You also know that you can't do much about it.

    A reminder that we're talking about children. Children make mistakes and frankly often aren't developed enough to make decisions of actual consequence like this.

    I was a bit surprised to see the admin saying "yep, there was a lot of children here...". Laws are differ from place to place, but usually there are rules that prevent us to have kids as users. Snapchat, Instagram, etc, all have a "13 year old or over" rule for a reason.

    What about people who have had their personal information published by others, without their consent? Fuck them because they're an edge case?

    The Archive Team saves a copy of everything, then they upload the content to the Internet Archive (IA), which in turn makes it available through the WayBack Machine. Contact the IA and they'll hide the page and they'll do it.

    The post author seems to think that the Archive Team will host a copy of the site forever, which is not true. Their work is essentially to make full copies of everything that is available online. Permanent hosting is IA's responsibility.

  5. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    This is an old problem. Before the internet, what we did and said could be printed on a newspaper and stored in archives. Now it's saved on server farms. It's true that just because it's public,...

    This is an old problem. Before the internet, what we did and said could be printed on a newspaper and stored in archives. Now it's saved on server farms.

    It's true that just because it's public, it doesn't mean that we want "our" content to be saved "forever". There's a big chance it will though, so act accordingly. I know that this comment is available for everyone to see and would never expect the Archive Team, Google, etc, to not cache/archive Tildes just because I posted a few comments on this site.

    I personally have a folder with some pages for offline access. One page is a tutorial from a forum that no longer exists and some of the comments were saved with it. Other is a reddit page with some Android commands to enable the hotspot feature on carriers that block this functionality... and yes, that page had comments when I saved it.

    The Archive Team will not store this data forever. As far as I know most stuff is uploaded to the Internet Archive, which is then able to hide what people don't want to be publicly available.

    The Archive Team is a pain in the arse, but they would never archive anything if they respected all complaints and robots.txt. And it's not only people asking them to delete dumb comments, sometimes it's people trying to censor what happened (EU's "right to be forgotten" is sometimes used for this). They archive, the Internet Archive controls what's available on their "wayback machine".

    Unless someone has an alternative (that can't be abused) to the current "screw you, we'll save everything", this is the best way to preserve the internet.

    9 votes
  6. Comment on Temporary fix for the Firefox extension bug in ~tech

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    There was a few reports on Firefox's subreddit from people that didn't touch anything but still lost tampermonkey and containers data. That's why I left that comment. In any case, it was a big...

    There was a few reports on Firefox's subreddit from people that didn't touch anything but still lost tampermonkey and containers data. That's why I left that comment.

    In any case, it was a big screw up even with small data loss.

  7. Comment on Temporary fix for the Firefox extension bug in ~tech

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    I wonder if that point of view was influenced by the Mr Robot stunt? They can install add-ons remotely and "abuse" that privilege... I mean, moving to Chrome because of what happened today is an...

    There are idiots over HN that write that Firefox has backdoors, calling it spyware and stuff

    I wonder if that point of view was influenced by the Mr Robot stunt? They can install add-ons remotely and "abuse" that privilege... I mean, moving to Chrome because of what happened today is an over reaction, but Mozilla isn't completely blameless here.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on Temporary fix for the Firefox extension bug in ~tech

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    No idea, but I assume that the % is higher than other browsers as it allows things like having the tabs on the side. The mainstream browser with higher percentage of power users is probably...

    No idea, but I assume that the % is higher than other browsers as it allows things like having the tabs on the side. The mainstream browser with higher percentage of power users is probably Vivaldi (from ex-Opera employees), but they're small when compared to Firefox.

    By the way, this bug affected the Tor browser (even though they use a "Firefox Extended Support" base)... this is bad because they also rely on add-ons to protect users.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Temporary fix for the Firefox extension bug in ~tech

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    This also deleted some add-on data (tampermonkey scripts, container tabs, etc). It's not the end of the world, but it's a big annoyance for many users. You know there's more than one country/time...

    This also deleted some add-on data (tampermonkey scripts, container tabs, etc). It's not the end of the world, but it's a big annoyance for many users.

    This problem happened on a Friday night

    You know there's more than one country/time zone, right?

    9 votes
  10. Comment on Temporary fix for the Firefox extension bug in ~tech

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    It took a few hours to fix. Also, some users are reporting add-on data missing (tampermonkey scripts, container tabs).

    It took a few hours to fix. Also, some users are reporting add-on data missing (tampermonkey scripts, container tabs).

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Chromium team to make changes to Manifest V3 in response to ad-blocking extension developers’ outrage in ~tech

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    I understand that Mozilla doesn't have the same resources as Google and that it's hard to keep up with them, it's just that some of the issues (performance or UI related) have been there for...

    I understand that Mozilla doesn't have the same resources as Google and that it's hard to keep up with them, it's just that some of the issues (performance or UI related) have been there for years. When I go back to Firefox, I end up saying "yep, this why I moved to Chrome 5 years ago", so it's not that I want it right now, it's that nothing has changed after all this time.

    But I can see things changing, I already tried the GeckoView Firefox Focus and it works well and even regular Firefox for Android improved a lot over the past few months.

  12. Comment on What's your favorite online music streaming platform? in ~music

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    I use Spotify (paid). It works fine, but they collect too much data for a music streaming service... they keep data about the headset you use and even your window size. I'm sure they can use this...

    I use Spotify (paid). It works fine, but they collect too much data for a music streaming service... they keep data about the headset you use and even your window size.

    I'm sure they can use this to improve their product, but it's essentially a music player. Not sure yet what I'll do.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Chromium team to make changes to Manifest V3 in response to ad-blocking extension developers’ outrage in ~tech

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    WebKit is mostly developed by Apple though. That's why it's able to keep up with Blink.

    WebKit is mostly developed by Apple though. That's why it's able to keep up with Blink.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on The long-awaited moment... Dracula theme added! Oh also, the site is publicly visible now (but let's not be too noisy about it yet). in ~tildes.official

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    I'm fine with the decision. I just wanted to share my positive view about the new theme and had to scroll all the way down. Maybe having the form at the bottom helps reducing comments like the one...

    I'm fine with the decision. I just wanted to share my positive view about the new theme and had to scroll all the way down.

    Maybe having the form at the bottom helps reducing comments like the one I left, but it will also reduce the number of new comments after threads reach a certain size. That's why I mentioned this. Not a big deal for me though.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on The long-awaited moment... Dracula theme added! Oh also, the site is publicly visible now (but let's not be too noisy about it yet). in ~tildes.official

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    There's a downside to this though. On long pages and specially on mobile, you have to scroll a lot to reach the comment form. Just open this page on your phone.

    it's to encourage people to read other replies before replying themselves;

    There's a downside to this though. On long pages and specially on mobile, you have to scroll a lot to reach the comment form. Just open this page on your phone.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Chromium team to make changes to Manifest V3 in response to ad-blocking extension developers’ outrage in ~tech

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    There's nothing "potentially destructive" about profiles. You probably never used profiles on Chrome, so let me show you how it works/looks like. On the upper right corner there's an icon, visible...

    There's nothing "potentially destructive" about profiles. You probably never used profiles on Chrome, so let me show you how it works/looks like.

    On the upper right corner there's an icon, visible to all users (even newbies), where you can create and switch between profiles, or "Persons", as Google calls them: https://i.imgur.com/rZgP5lw.png

    On that screenshot I'm using a profile called "Main", that's where I do my browsing and I'm typing this comment. After the last tab is closed, everything from cookies to my browsing history is deleted (that's the settings I have to that profile). The "Google" profile is also open, in the background, playing some videos from people I follow on YouTube. If I want to access Google Drive, that's the profile I used as I'm already logged in to my account there. I also have a "Work" profile, where I can access all work related stuff. I can have all profiles open at the same time. All I have to do is click on the icon/profile name and the new window, properly named, opens in the foreground.

    So as you can see it's not hard or dangerous to use profiles when you have a proper UI. There's no difference between Chrome and Firefox profiles, what changes is the implementation. Users don't have to open a tab, type about:profiles, and access a page designed for advanced users; create scripts; or modify packages.

    Many of the so called "advanced users" on Chrome use profiles. These are the same users moving away from Chrome. They either go with Brave, which is based on Chromium, or go with Firefox and stop using profiles because there's no easy way of doing it on some platforms. The regular user don't care if Google is working on something called "Manifest V3" and have no reason to move at this point.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on The long-awaited moment... Dracula theme added! Oh also, the site is publicly visible now (but let's not be too noisy about it yet). in ~tildes.official

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    I really like the new theme. Good job. By the way, not sure if this was discussed before, but having to scroll all the way down to write a comment can be a bit annoying on posts with many...

    I really like the new theme. Good job.

    By the way, not sure if this was discussed before, but having to scroll all the way down to write a comment can be a bit annoying on posts with many comments. :-P

    1 vote
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  19. Comment on Chromium team to make changes to Manifest V3 in response to ad-blocking extension developers’ outrage in ~tech

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    It's clear that Mozilla doesn't have the same resources, but they still had almost $90 million in net income in 2017. It's not like the business is going bad for Mozilla Corporation and if small...

    It's clear that Mozilla doesn't have the same resources, but they still had almost $90 million in net income in 2017. It's not like the business is going bad for Mozilla Corporation and if small startups can put together a small team of designers, there's no reason why Mozilla can't.

    They also acquire services from time to time. I don't know much they've paid for Pocket, but it raised more than $20 million so I doubt Mozilla got it for free. It's also important to mention that this Mozilla is not the same as pre-Chrome Mozilla. They're a big business.

    Anyway, user experience is important. It will be hard to convince people to switch until they understand this. I know that they have to deal with a tough user base that hates change (people complained when the Australis UI was introduced and complained again after the Quantum replaced it - apparently Australis wasn't shit then?), but we can't blame the user base for everything.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Chromium team to make changes to Manifest V3 in response to ad-blocking extension developers’ outrage in ~tech

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    That's the thing. For Apple (Google, Microsoft, Facebook, etc), it's as the data was in plain text. They all encrypt data in transit, hell, even Tildes does it (https connection). They also...

    That's the thing. For Apple (Google, Microsoft, Facebook, etc), it's as the data was in plain text. They all encrypt data in transit, hell, even Tildes does it (https connection). They also encrypt data at rest just in case someone hacks them or tries to tamper with their hardware.

    Apple has the keys to most files they host. That's why you can go to iCloud's website and see some of your content with just your Apple login. Their encryption only protects you and them if, let's say, an employee decided to steal a hard drive and tried to read the data.

    So, and while you can encrypt some data on your iPhone, you're still trusting Apple not to do what Google does to your files. They can see and analyse your photos and videos, they record your "find my iphone" location, they can read your bookmarks... the only difference is that Apple decided not to show you ads based on your bookmarks while Google probably does that.

    Replace "Apple" with "Facebook" and I bet you wouldn't have the same level of trust on iCloud.