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  1. Comment on Thousands of Zoom cloud recordings have been exposed on the web because of the way Zoom names its recordings in unprotected AWS buckets in ~tech

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    I mean tbf it's kinda true, there's no real reason for students to worry about their privacy in online classes when there was no expectation of that to begin with, nor any sensitive information....

    "It doesn't even matter; nobody wants to watch me sit in class"

    I mean tbf it's kinda true, there's no real reason for students to worry about their privacy in online classes when there was no expectation of that to begin with, nor any sensitive information. In fact, many of them are recorded and provided anyway.

    A bigger deal for businesses and government.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Microsoft Edge is now 2nd most popular desktop browser, beats Firefox; Chrome at 68% market share in ~tech

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    Uh, I'm not sure Edge is the best alternative for Chrome if you want to avoid Google's influence

    Uh, I'm not sure Edge is the best alternative for Chrome if you want to avoid Google's influence

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Microsoft Edge is now 2nd most popular desktop browser, beats Firefox; Chrome at 68% market share in ~tech

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    Graphs don't even have Chrome on it anymore, with 68.5% market share vs Edge's 7.59% at second. And Edge is effectively a fork of Chromium at this point. Really makes you think. Chrome has a...

    Graphs don't even have Chrome on it anymore, with 68.5% market share vs Edge's 7.59% at second. And Edge is effectively a fork of Chromium at this point. Really makes you think.

    Chrome has a stranglehold on the browser marketshare. As a result, Google can dictate 76% of how the world sees the internet. Hot damn.

    I'm surprised Firefox is actually losing marketshare over 2019, and quite a bit too, percentage wise.

    25 votes
  4. Comment on I have used Android my entire life. Then I acquired 4 Apple devices in a week in ~tech

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    At the same time, I feel, while not true for everyone certainly, esp. the demographics that go on internet forums, when you really chart out your annual expenditures, the actual amount that...

    So, you will, at +- 5 year cycles be buying the most expensive hardware in the market.

    At the same time, I feel, while not true for everyone certainly, esp. the demographics that go on internet forums, when you really chart out your annual expenditures, the actual amount that devices take up in there is dwarfed by everything else.

    Let's say you cut a bargain and save $500 on your phone, upgrading every 2 years (which is already a little extreme; can easily push that to 3 or 4 or longer). What is the weekly amortized cost? $4.8 per week you saved.

    So if you get tempted to eat take out when you didn't have to once, that's the equivalent to have a better phone for two weeks. My personal "I'm feeling lazy, let's eat out" cost is waay, waaay more than the cost of my phone.

    Phones are things you quite literally look at for several hours of every day of your life. You wake up to it, check the news to it, commute with it, do business with it, etc.

    Sometimes it's worth it for the little things.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on Over 10 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in March as economy collapsed in ~finance

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    In times of volatility and panic, US Treasury interest rates drop like a rock. Right now the government is borrowing money at almost 0% interest. It might seriously drop to 0 soon. Just safe...

    In times of volatility and panic, US Treasury interest rates drop like a rock. Right now the government is borrowing money at almost 0% interest. It might seriously drop to 0 soon. Just safe keeping their money, even with inflation eating away at it, is worth it to investors right now.

    So a pretty long time.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Over 10 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in March as economy collapsed in ~finance

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    From 3% to 10% unemployment in 2 weeks oof

    From 3% to 10% unemployment in 2 weeks

    oof

    8 votes
  7. Comment on Would you look down on a normal citizen wearing an N95 mask? in ~talk

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    It's pretty explicit about not doing it at all, because using fresh masks will always be better (and they only tested on e.coli, but covid19 has been shown to be sanitized with heat). But I'd...

    It's pretty explicit about not doing it at all, because using fresh masks will always be better (and they only tested on e.coli, but covid19 has been shown to be sanitized with heat).

    But I'd still take a home baked n95 mask over a bandanna until it gets so deformed so as to break the seal.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Would you look down on a normal citizen wearing an N95 mask? in ~talk

  9. Comment on Simple DIY masks could help flatten the curve. We should all wear them in public in ~health.coronavirus

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    What do tech bros have to do with anything lmao?

    What do tech bros have to do with anything lmao?

    7 votes
  10. Comment on Trump says he will not allow federal inspection over bailout funds in ~finance

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    Devil's advocate, there IS people on the "left" that don't support the restrictions. Why? Because after 2008, one big problem was that because there was so much red tape, not enough people...

    Devil's advocate, there IS people on the "left" that don't support the restrictions. Why? Because after 2008, one big problem was that because there was so much red tape, not enough people actually used the monetary fund. And the lesson from 2008 was, not enough money pushed into the economy.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on What browser do you use? How have you customized it? in ~tech

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    I use Chrome on all devices because I'm a basic bitch, Safari sometimes when I want to optimize battery life on my macbook.

    I use Chrome on all devices because I'm a basic bitch, Safari sometimes when I want to optimize battery life on my macbook.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Tilderinos with experience in job-hunting/hiring for programming roles: What am I doing wrong? in ~comp

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    I took a quick look at the resume. For your internships, use more "action" words and numbers (pull it out of your ass if you must). Stuff like "increased blahblahblah efficiency by 30%". Spend...

    I took a quick look at the resume. For your internships, use more "action" words and numbers (pull it out of your ass if you must). Stuff like "increased blahblahblah efficiency by 30%". Spend more time talking about the effects of what you did, rather than what you actually did.

    What would I even do if I got an interview? I don't know webdev or full-stack anything or algos/data structures. What would I even say?

    Oof. For one, I would start doing some leetcode problems. You don't need to go full /r/csc, but like at least be able to do the easy-med level questions.

    Read Cracking the Coding Interview.

    And be confident. Regardless of reality, walk in like an equal to the company interviewing you; they need you. You're not begging for a job, they're begging for you.

    In my experience, I've done best in interviews after I've already gotten an offer, and can do other interviews with full confidence.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Apple announces new MacBook Air and iPad Pro in ~tech

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    It's pretty crazy if you look at the comparison table they have on the shop (https://www.apple.com/mac/) The macbook air is across the board better than the macbook pro 13inch on the table, AND is...

    It's pretty crazy if you look at the comparison table they have on the shop (https://www.apple.com/mac/)

    The macbook air is across the board better than the macbook pro 13inch on the table, AND is 200 cheaper.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Tilderinos with experience in job-hunting/hiring for programming roles: What am I doing wrong? in ~comp

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    For one thing, uh, unfortunately I don't think right now is a great time to be looking. Summer internship hiring is nearing the end anyway, but with recent circumstances most are either going to...

    For one thing, uh, unfortunately I don't think right now is a great time to be looking. Summer internship hiring is nearing the end anyway, but with recent circumstances most are either going to be remote or just cancelled.

    I'm guessing almost everywhere is freezing hiring until this clears up. You can't even onboard people in-person right now. Forget on-site interviews.


    For one thing, post anonymzied resume. If you're not getting interviews, resume is why.

    Secondly, apply to many more places. Tech applications are incredibly short and you can get one done in a minute or two. It's not uncommon to hear of people applying to 100-200+ places, because why not? That's like just 2-3 hours of work.

    10 votes
  15. Comment on SF mayor calls for calm — panic at grocery stores and pot dispensaries ensues in ~health.coronavirus

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    Pot aside, do people not realize that 1) grocery stores will be open throughout the next 3 weeks 2) supply lines are still active and everything is being restocked and 3) you're allowed to go...

    Pot aside, do people not realize that 1) grocery stores will be open throughout the next 3 weeks 2) supply lines are still active and everything is being restocked and 3) you're allowed to go grocery shopping in the shelter-in-place order?

    If anything, I would bet that in a week from now they'll be pretty sparsely attended AND fully stocked, so rather than be a in a crowded area, how about just... calming down and waiting?

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Bay Area authorities place strictest order in country: ‘Shelter in place,’ only essential businesses open in 6 counties in ~health.coronavirus

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    On one hand, holy shit did this escalate. On the other hand, honestly kinda glad local government is taking it seriously here and doing critical action.

    On one hand, holy shit did this escalate. On the other hand, honestly kinda glad local government is taking it seriously here and doing critical action.

  17. Comment on How concerned are Americans about the coronavirus so far? in ~health.coronavirus

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    Bay area here, so far at certain times of day I've seen empty shelves, but they get restocked pretty quick. There's even TP at the Safeway nearby me. People are buying things frantically but it's...

    Bay area here, so far at certain times of day I've seen empty shelves, but they get restocked pretty quick. There's even TP at the Safeway nearby me.

    People are buying things frantically but it's also not a hurricane or earthquake; supply lines are still up, things get restocked.

    Even in Italy right now the shelves are stocked.

    6 votes