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  1. Comment on What would you want in a Reddit app? in ~tech

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    fyi, reddit.premii.com is a thing. It's not as polished as it's hackernews counterpart, but it's still a decent webapp.

    fyi, reddit.premii.com is a thing. It's not as polished as it's hackernews counterpart, but it's still a decent webapp.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Tilderinos, what email newsletters are you subscribed to? in ~talk

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    I subscribe to freecodecamp's newsletter in the hopes of coming across a helpful article. Thus far, the links I've been receiving are completely useless (I barely know basic JavaScript, stop...

    I subscribe to freecodecamp's newsletter in the hopes of coming across a helpful article. Thus far, the links I've been receiving are completely useless (I barely know basic JavaScript, stop sending me articles about machine learning and NodeJS!) but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What mobile games are worth playing? in ~games

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    The iOS port of KOTOR is pretty fun.

    The iOS port of KOTOR is pretty fun.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on today is a good day. how ya doin? in ~talk

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    I'm doing fine — a lot of things could be better, but they could also be much worse. Also, good luck with your learning! I'm also trying to get into (basic) JavaScript. Lots of bugs, headaches,...

    I'm doing fine — a lot of things could be better, but they could also be much worse.

    Also, good luck with your learning! I'm also trying to get into (basic) JavaScript. Lots of bugs, headaches, and confusion, but whenever something actually works, it's super fun.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Share Your Mastodon IDs! in ~talk

  6. Comment on Let's talk Puppy Linux in ~comp

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    I tried using puppy linux once, but for some reason, the laptop I used wouldn't detect the USB as something to boot from. The only distro that worked was Ubuntu.

    I tried using puppy linux once, but for some reason, the laptop I used wouldn't detect the USB as something to boot from. The only distro that worked was Ubuntu.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on A good alternative to ________ is ________. in ~talk

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    A good alternative to r/worldnews is r/neutralnews. Less joking whenever someone dies, commenters are required to source statements, and discussion is generally better. If you don't want...

    A good alternative to r/worldnews is r/neutralnews. Less joking whenever someone dies, commenters are required to source statements, and discussion is generally better.

    If you don't want discussion and just want news, there's r/autonewspaper.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Do you use an alternative browser? Which one? Why? in ~tech

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    I'm not exactly sure what you mean by continent filters, but all content blockers on iOS work in basically the same way: they give Safari a list of resources and URLs to block, and Safari does all...

    It seems like any continent filter has complete access to your browsing history, correct?

    I'm not exactly sure what you mean by continent filters, but all content blockers on iOS work in basically the same way: they give Safari a list of resources and URLs to block, and Safari does all the blocking. The app never sees any browsing history.

    And no, the app isn't proprietary.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Do you use an alternative browser? Which one? Why? in ~tech

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    Have you tried Adguard? It's basically Ublock Origin for iOS, and the annoyances filters basically mean you don't even have to see any cookie popups.

    Have you tried Adguard? It's basically Ublock Origin for iOS, and the annoyances filters basically mean you don't even have to see any cookie popups.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Do you use an alternative browser? Which one? Why? in ~tech

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    I normally use Safari on mobile, but Brave's new update is pretty good, making it as fast as chrome or firefox, but with script blocking and fingerprinting protection. Now it no longer crashes...

    I normally use Safari on mobile, but Brave's new update is pretty good, making it as fast as chrome or firefox, but with script blocking and fingerprinting protection. Now it no longer crashes whenever I have more than five tabs open.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~test

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    Aren't there markdown text editors that preview content?

    Aren't there markdown text editors that preview content?

  12. Comment on If you found the secret to immortality would you tell anyone? in ~talk

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    I would destroy the secret, to preserve the status quo. Unless immortality also includes eternal youth, it would result in an ever expanding population of resource consuming elders. Also, we'd all...

    I would destroy the secret, to preserve the status quo. Unless immortality also includes eternal youth, it would result in an ever expanding population of resource consuming elders. Also, we'd all grow tired of life at some point, and immortality would be a curse for us then.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Apple's latest anti-tracking feature in Safari takes toll on digital advertising in ~tech

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    Forget ITP, thanks to Safari’s content blocking API, I don’t even have to see the ad. Also, why don’t they just use stuff such as supercookies for tracking?

    "ITP 2 will have a huge impact on attribution when a user is exposed to an online ad while using a Safari browser,"

    Forget ITP, thanks to Safari’s content blocking API, I don’t even have to see the ad. Also, why don’t they just use stuff such as supercookies for tracking?

    1 vote
  14. Comment on How do you feel about where you live? in ~talk

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    Al Ruwais, UAE, is pretty boring as they come. 250 kilometers from Abu Dhabi, and it’s not exactly a bustling metropolis. Mostly quiet, except for the occasional National Day parade or festival....

    Al Ruwais, UAE, is pretty boring as they come. 250 kilometers from Abu Dhabi, and it’s not exactly a bustling metropolis. Mostly quiet, except for the occasional National Day parade or festival. Summer cooks you alive, but in the winter months, it can be pretty fun to bike around. Sometimes it even rains!

    13 votes
  15. Comment on Which social media design features you find to be pet peeves? in ~talk

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    Forcing me to download an app. I get that apps can do all sorts of stuff that websites can’t wrt notifications and animations, but that doesn’t mean you have to intentionally degrade the mobile...

    Forcing me to download an app. I get that apps can do all sorts of stuff that websites can’t wrt notifications and animations, but that doesn’t mean you have to intentionally degrade the mobile site’s UX.

    8 votes
  16. Comment on What are the rules on self-promotion? Can I share links to my own blog posts? in ~tildes

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    Wasn’t Deimos the admin who wrote that for reddit?

    Wasn’t Deimos the admin who wrote that for reddit?

    3 votes