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  1. Comment on Min: a minimalist web browser in ~comp

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    The individual project developers are responsible to keep things up to date and to follow best security practices since Electron has greater access to the system resources due to its nature as a...

    The individual project developers are responsible to keep things up to date and to follow best security practices since Electron has greater access to the system resources due to its nature as a desktop app platform. Therefore, Electron apps don't necessarily inherit the security of Chromium. Plus there is at least a six week delay between the Electron release cadence (once every 12 weeks) and Chromium (once every 6 weeks).

    @parsley's comment about trust and open source is great

    4 votes
  2. Comment on What appliance or technology remained largely the same in the last 50 years? in ~talk

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    Toilets, unless you live in Japan.

    Toilets, unless you live in Japan.

    9 votes
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  4. Comment on Have you tried degoogling your Android? in ~tech

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    Thanks, but I already had enabled the subsonic api feature on my profile. The problem with the nginx configuration is upstream with the Yunohost package. I applied the suggested fixes to the nginx...

    Thanks, but I already had enabled the subsonic api feature on my profile. The problem with the nginx configuration is upstream with the Yunohost package. I applied the suggested fixes to the nginx config but the Android system webview still doesn't like whatever is enabled. Since Bromite can use the webapp I decided not to migrate to a fresh server with baremetal install. The only problem is my inability to cache new music with Ultrasonic (old songs still on device).

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Have you tried degoogling your Android? in ~tech

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    I agree completely, as a matter of practicality a de-googled device will depend on the web browser for many things (Google Maps, banking, etc). Personally have been using completely degoogled...

    I agree completely, as a matter of practicality a de-googled device will depend on the web browser for many things (Google Maps, banking, etc). Personally have been using completely degoogled devices for 4 years now, even without microG. A normal person probably wouldn't be able to do it.

    Launcher - KISS launcher which is overly minimalistic but it's fast and never gets in my way.
    Email - FairEmail over K-9, due to the UI (neither are pretty though)
    Reddit - RedReader, no ads for this reddit client.
    Browser - Bromite, a Chromium fork. Firefox is too niche and badly implemented on Android (hacky fixes, pathetic sandboxing, lack of security etc) to give a second thought.
    Music - Basically I just stream audio:

    1. personal Funkwhale instance through my browser... not pretty but it works when streaming is possible. Funkwhale has a subsonic compatible API (so you could use Ultrasonic to cache music) but something in my nginx configuration broke Android app web connections to the funkwhale server. Otter, the app which uses the Funkwhale native api, is barely a proof of concept at this point (constant crashes, no playlist management, basically no features etc).
    2. Newpipe - Streams Youtube and Soundcloud. Has the ability to do background audio streams for youtube and to download the media for offline playback.

    Sync/backup - Nextcloud as the backend cloud storage and Seedvault baked into the ROM for encrypted app backups (certain apps may disallow backups)

    Ebooks - As an ebook addict, there's no replacement for an e-ink device. If absolutely necessary then muPDF isn't too bad in a pinch.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Recommendations for Android messaging app, please in ~tech

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    No third party app will be able to support RCS on Android until Google provides an API. https://twitter.com/signalapp/status/1199464913921425409...

    No third party app will be able to support RCS on Android until Google provides an API.


    https://twitter.com/signalapp/status/1199464913921425409

    RCS isn't end-to-end encrypted. Android doesn't provide any APIs that would enable third-party apps to support it, and iOS doesn't support it at all.

    https://community.signalusers.org/t/rcs-support-feature-request/3887/125

    RCS also requires the downstream device be RCS as well. If I have an RCS client and the other person has a client, then messages will go IP and the customers will get features like “read receipt”, “is typing”, etc. If the downstream device is off, roaming or not in a place where RCS is available, then the message will fall back to SMS/MMS and deliver that way.

    https://community.signalusers.org/t/rcs-support-feature-request/3887/132

    It’s worth reiterating that Android still doesn’t provide any APIs that would enable third-party apps to support RCS.

    This is a capability that Google uniquely possesses. Even with that level of control and early participation in the rollout process, Google still wasn’t able to exert enough influence to shape RCS into a modern messaging standard or to ensure that security was built-in by default.

    If SMS is like walking, RCS is like someone trying to position an extremely slow and dangerous 7 horse-drawn carriage as the future of ground-based transportation in a world that has already developed supercars (with seatbelts and airbags!).

    We recently introduced the Insights dashboard to try and raise awareness about SMS usage within Signal. We want people to send as many secure messages as possible. That’s the future we’re building. That’s the future we want to be living in.

    7 votes
  7. Comment on Don't record topic history by submitters within the first 5 minutes of posting? in ~tildes

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    IIRC each entry in the topic history is only stored for 30 days. Nearly all logs on Tildes are deleted after 30 days (can't find a source on that, but Deimos says here that "most things" are...

    IIRC each entry in the topic history is only stored for 30 days. Nearly all logs on Tildes are deleted after 30 days (can't find a source on that, but Deimos says here that "most things" are deleted after 30 days).

    11 votes
  8. Comment on Gab is throwing away their existing code and switching to a modified version of Mastodon in ~tech

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    It is to Twitter what Voat is to Reddit ("free speech" zone for extreme right-wingers). Wikipedia has an article on it. Gab has been de-platformed from paypal, stripe, and other payment...

    It is to Twitter what Voat is to Reddit ("free speech" zone for extreme right-wingers). Wikipedia has an article on it.

    Gab has been de-platformed from paypal, stripe, and other payment processors. Additionally, it has attracted right wing personalities like Alex Jones of Infowars and one of its users committed a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh Synagogue.

    9 votes
  9. Comment on This Week in Election Night, 2020 (Week 10) in ~news

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    Wapo published a longform article about Cory Booker's time at Oxford and his relationship with Smuley Boteach (an ultra-orthodox rabbi): Cory Booker and the Orthodox rabbi were like brothers. Now...

    Wapo published a longform article about Cory Booker's time at Oxford and his relationship with Smuley Boteach (an ultra-orthodox rabbi): Cory Booker and the Orthodox rabbi were like brothers. Now they don’t speak.

    It speaks to Judaism's influence on Booker and how unlikely the friendship was due to tense relations between Jews and Blacks in New Jersey.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What creative projects are you working on? (June 2019 edition) in ~creative

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    The JSON feed works perfectly for my client, but the first 26 lines of the xml feed (which older clients will use) are filled with an error like this: <br /> <b>Warning</b>: count(): Parameter...

    The JSON feed works perfectly for my client, but the first 26 lines of the xml feed (which older clients will use) are filled with an error like this:

    <br />
    <b>Warning</b>:  count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in <b>/home/public/www.themissingquests.com/atomfeed.php</b> on line <b>49</b><br />
    

    As far as I can tell, that's the only thing wrong with the xml feed.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on A collection of notable Tildes threads! in ~tildes

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    Some group wikis already list a few notable topics (check out the "index" page for each group under the wiki sitemap), but I'm not sure when they were last updated by the unofficial wiki...

    Some group wikis already list a few notable topics (check out the "index" page for each group under the wiki sitemap), but I'm not sure when they were last updated by the unofficial wiki contributors before deing added them to the recently introduced Tildes wiki.

    7 votes
  12. Comment on What creative projects are you working on? (June 2019 edition) in ~creative

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    Your site has no RSS feed, which is a shame since I use them to follow anything I find interesting. Static site generators usually have the ability to create rss feeds from a template....

    Your site has no RSS feed, which is a shame since I use them to follow anything I find interesting. Static site generators usually have the ability to create rss feeds from a template.

    Additionally, the "voracious reader" link in your About page is malformed: https://www.themissingquests.com/books.alexguichet.com

    8 votes