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  1. Comment on Must-haves for new Mac users in ~tech

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    MacsFanControl: I don't like to work on a hot computer, specially when I have the laptop on my lap. This app allows me to have a more aggressive fan profile. More noise sometimes, but it runs way...
    • MacsFanControl: I don't like to work on a hot computer, specially when I have the laptop on my lap. This app allows me to have a more aggressive fan profile. More noise sometimes, but it runs way cooler. It's free, but only the paid version allows you to automate things.

    • Turbo Boost Switcher: It disables Intel's Turbo Boost, increasing the battery life with minimal speed reductions (with my workload at least). The paid version lets me automate things (eg: enable only if an app is open, disable when on battery, etc). Some info about it here: https://marco.org/2015/06/07/disabling-turbo-boost

    • Magnet: For window resize/management, similar to what you can find on Windows 10. Paid (App Store).

  2. Comment on How should I host my images? in ~tech

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    For hosting, it depends a lot on how much control you want to have, privacy, free vs paid, etc. The solution that gives you more control is to get a domain and hosting (can be a traditional...

    For hosting, it depends a lot on how much control you want to have, privacy, free vs paid, etc.

    The solution that gives you more control is to get a domain and hosting (can be a traditional hosting plan or something like S3, Backblaze B2, Wasabi, etc). There are costs (monthly or yearly for hosting, yearly for the domain), depending on the content you're sharing you may have legal issues and you need to handle/pay for traffic spikes (eg: if someone shares your URL). Only you use that domain, so it will be associated with you.

    Solutions like Dropbox, Google Drive, etc, usually don't have hot-linking and limit access to popular content. They may also remote public content, depending on what it is.

    Free image hosting... they either become crap or close. It's hard to make money (and it's not cheap for popular services), so it's not surprising to see imgur going this path.

    One other alternative is to create a blog on a platform like wordpress(.)com. You don't control the domain, but there's no need to worry about costs and bandwidth. 3GB for free for each account and you can use direct links.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on How should I host my images? in ~tech

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    webp doesn't work on Safari/iOS. For good crossbrowser support, JPG, PNG, and GIF is better. What many sites do is to send a webp version to browsers that support it and jpg to those that don't......

    webp doesn't work on Safari/iOS. For good crossbrowser support, JPG, PNG, and GIF is better.

    What many sites do is to send a webp version to browsers that support it and jpg to those that don't... but that adds some complexity.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on How should I host my images? in ~tech

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    If you use B2 + your domain with Cloudflare, bandwidth is free (via the Bandwidth Alliance: https://www.cloudflare.com/bandwidth-alliance/ ) Wasabi provides a similar service as B2 and has free...

    If you use B2 + your domain with Cloudflare, bandwidth is free (via the Bandwidth Alliance: https://www.cloudflare.com/bandwidth-alliance/ )

    Wasabi provides a similar service as B2 and has free bandwidth (fair use).

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Reddit releases their new content policy along with banning hundreds of subreddits, including /r/The_Donald and /r/ChapoTrapHouse in ~tech

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    When they're banned on reddit, communities usually move to Voat... so I quickly visited their site to see what they were saying. Big mistake! What a toxic place.

    When they're banned on reddit, communities usually move to Voat... so I quickly visited their site to see what they were saying. Big mistake! What a toxic place.

    5 votes
  6. 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
  7. 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.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

  9. 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.

  10. 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
  11. 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.

  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  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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    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.

  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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